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15th Feb '17 9:02:55 PM jormis29
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* Used with Rabbit and possibly Mouse as well on ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Friend_Rabbit My Friend Rabbit]]''.

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* Used with Rabbit and possibly Mouse as well on ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Friend_Rabbit My Friend Rabbit]]''.''WesternAnimation/MyFriendRabbit''.
14th Feb '17 2:24:24 PM margdean56
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* Maia, the elf/goblin emperor or "The Goblin Emperor", keeps his ears (which would stick out horizontaly, if the cover illustration can be believed) down so as to appear calm and in control. He also pays attention to his posture and his breathing. He is (at least provisionaly,) Emperor of the Elves, who value self control and dignity.

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* Maia, the elf/goblin emperor or "The Goblin Emperor", of ''TheGoblinEmperor'', keeps his ears (which would stick out horizontaly, horizontally, if the cover illustration can be believed) down so as to appear calm and in control. He also pays attention to his posture and his breathing. He is (at least provisionaly,) provisionally,) Emperor of the Elves, who value self control and dignity.



* In the novel Prolecto, it's Lampshaded. The Succubi wonder how people got along WITHOUT expressive ears!

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* In the novel Prolecto, ''Prolecto'', it's Lampshaded. The Succubi wonder how people got along WITHOUT expressive ears!
14th Feb '17 2:20:55 PM margdean56
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* In ''ComicBook/{{Blacksad}}'', characters ears will go back when they are threatened (or are being threatening), they'll droop when they are sad, and perk up when excited. The creators [[ShownTheirWork know their animal mannerisms]].

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* In ''ComicBook/{{Blacksad}}'', characters characters' ears will go back when they are threatened (or are being threatening), they'll droop when they are sad, and perk up when excited. The creators [[ShownTheirWork know their animal mannerisms]].
1st Feb '17 1:49:34 AM Carnildo
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* The [[FiveRaces Hrdani]] in ''Literature/TheWarGods'' series have large, fox-like ears. These are frequently described as twitching comically, or standing to attention, or going back with fury, or otherwise demonstrating the owner's emotions.
25th Jan '17 7:32:09 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Roommates}}'': [[{{Cats}} Misto]] (he is a cat or a CatBoy) and [[Film/{{Labyrinth}} Jareth]] (He is a FairFolk in this fanwork but it's not clear yet if this is a family trait or not).

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Roommates}}'': [[{{Cats}} [[Theatre/{{Cats}} Misto]] (he is a cat or a CatBoy) and [[Film/{{Labyrinth}} Jareth]] (He is a FairFolk in this fanwork but it's not clear yet if this is a family trait or not).
16th Jan '17 5:11:26 PM Segal991
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}''

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}''The title character of ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' has green ears that go downwards when he's unhappy and perk upwards if excited.


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* Cuddles of ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'' is sometimes seen with these.
4th Jan '17 12:52:45 PM Segal991
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** In ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', the main character Judy, who is a rabbit, has ears that go down when she's sad or annoyed while staying straight up when she's happy. The same can be seen with the other animals. The supplementary book ''Zootopia: The Essential Guide'' notes that Judy's mother, Bonnie, can always tell if her children feel bad by the way their ears droop.

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** In ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', the main character ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'':
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Judy, who is a rabbit, has ears that go down when she's sad or annoyed while staying straight up when she's happy. The same can be seen with the other animals. The supplementary book ''Zootopia: The Essential Guide'' notes that Judy's mother, Bonnie, can always tell if her children feel bad by the way their ears droop.droop.
*** Nick the fox's ears droop a little if he's nervous, as seen when in when he gets caught loitering in Mr. Big's car.
23rd Dec '16 3:10:44 PM Einsteinjr95
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** Lampshaded several times by Perrin (after he becomes a wolf-brother) in his POV he mentions his ears trying to lay back in emotional high stress moments.
10th Dec '16 9:58:40 PM BURGINABC
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** Humans still retain some of the vestigial muscles that were once used to reposition our ears to better hear potential threats. And while we can't match the expressiveness of dogs or other animals, with practice most humans can learn to wiggle their ears on command.
28th Nov '16 11:33:48 AM AnonFangeekGirl
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