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23rd May '16 8:00:58 AM StFan
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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'': Blackwing the raven {{Familiar}} rarely manipulates things with his wings (although it can happen, [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0679.html notably with a scroll]]), but he often gestures with them (even while flying), most commonly to [[DeclarativeFinger "raise a finger"]] or point at someone.

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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'': Blackwing the raven {{Familiar}} rarely manipulates things with his wings (although it can happen, [[http://www.([[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0679.html although it can happen,]] [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1020.html notably with a scroll]]), scrolls]]), but he often gestures with them (even while flying), most commonly to [[DeclarativeFinger "raise a finger"]] or point at someone.
9th May '16 4:12:34 PM dlchen145
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*** The episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E7NewbieDash Newbie Dash]]" (where pegasi manipulate things with their wings even more often than usual) actually comes up with a very clever justification: at one point, Rainbow Dash is zapped by a thundercloud with XRaySparks in effect, showing a good view of her (presumably pegasus-normal) skeleton--which clearly shows her wings' skeleton not as a birdlike modified arm, but as four separate, jointed finger-like structures stretching from her spine to her wingtips, which is as good an explanation as any for why this trope is in effect. Makes some sense, too -- pegasus wings aren't modified arms like bird wings are, [[FridgeLogic so why do they have to have the same bone structure?]]

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*** The episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E7NewbieDash Newbie Dash]]" (where pegasi manipulate things with their wings even more often than usual) actually comes up with a very clever justification: at one point, Rainbow Dash is zapped by a thundercloud with XRaySparks in effect, showing a good view of her (presumably pegasus-normal) skeleton--which clearly shows her wings' skeleton not as a birdlike modified arm, but as four separate, jointed finger-like structures stretching from her spine to her wingtips, which is as good an explanation as any for why this trope is in effect. Makes some sense, too -- pegasus wings aren't modified arms like bird wings are, [[FridgeLogic so why do they have to have the same bone structure?]]
7th May '16 10:35:43 PM Theriocephalus
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*** The episode ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E7NewbieDash Newbie Dash]]'' (where pegasi manipulate things with their wings even more often than usual) actually comes up with a very clever justification: at one point, Rainbow Dash is zapped by a thundercloud with XRaySparks in effect, showing a good view of her (presumably pegasus-normal) skeleton--which clearly shows her wings' skeleton not as a birdlike modified arm, but as four separate, jointed finger-like structures stretching from her spine to her wingtips, which is as good an explanation as any for why this trope is in effect. Makes some sense, too -- pegasus wings aren't modified arms like bird wings are, [[FridgeLogic so why do they have to have the same bone structure?]]

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*** The episode ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E7NewbieDash "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E7NewbieDash Newbie Dash]]'' Dash]]" (where pegasi manipulate things with their wings even more often than usual) actually comes up with a very clever justification: at one point, Rainbow Dash is zapped by a thundercloud with XRaySparks in effect, showing a good view of her (presumably pegasus-normal) skeleton--which clearly shows her wings' skeleton not as a birdlike modified arm, but as four separate, jointed finger-like structures stretching from her spine to her wingtips, which is as good an explanation as any for why this trope is in effect. Makes some sense, too -- pegasus wings aren't modified arms like bird wings are, [[FridgeLogic so why do they have to have the same bone structure?]]
7th May '16 10:28:41 PM Theriocephalus
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* A particularly painful example in the fanfic ''FanFic/FrigidWindsAndBurningHearts'': one of the characters, a non-anthropomorphic pony, pulls out and fires a ''crossbow''. Something that's physically ''impossible'' to use without fingers. (He's not a unicorn, either, so no telekinesis.)

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* ** A particularly painful example in the fanfic ''FanFic/FrigidWindsAndBurningHearts'': one of the characters, a non-anthropomorphic pony, pulls out and fires a ''crossbow''. Something that's physically ''impossible'' to use without fingers. (He's not a unicorn, either, so no telekinesis.)



** Probably the strangest example would be ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTales''. The Ponies are not normally anthropomorphic or human-like in the least; aside from the fact that they talk, they are quadrupedal equines with hooves. And yet, in this series, they live in a human-like 1980s suburbia, and can carry and use objects that have obviously been designed for humans -- sometimes with their teeth (which wouldn't be ''so'' weird except for the fact that there don't seem to be any humans around), but most frequently just by just using their front hooves as if they were hands, and the objects either somehow sticking to them (like pencils or mugs) or just working without any apparent explanation (like guitars or keyboards), without even any attempt at a {{handwave}}. (The original MyLittlePony cartoons kept a couple of humans around for such things, so [[FeatherFingers Hoof Fingers]] weren't necessary) [[BellisariosMaxim Just breathe, just breathe...]]

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** Probably the strangest example would be ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTales''. The Ponies are not normally anthropomorphic or human-like in the least; aside from the fact that they talk, they are quadrupedal equines with hooves. And yet, in this series, they live in a human-like 1980s suburbia, and can carry and use objects that have obviously been designed for humans -- sometimes with their teeth (which wouldn't be ''so'' weird except for the fact that there don't seem to be any humans around), but most frequently just by just using their front hooves as if they were hands, and the objects either somehow sticking to them (like pencils or mugs) or just working without any apparent explanation (like guitars or keyboards), without even any attempt at a {{handwave}}. (The original MyLittlePony cartoons kept a couple of humans around for such things, so [[FeatherFingers Hoof Fingers]] Fingers weren't necessary) [[BellisariosMaxim Just breathe, just breathe...]]


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*** The episode ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E7NewbieDash Newbie Dash]]'' (where pegasi manipulate things with their wings even more often than usual) actually comes up with a very clever justification: at one point, Rainbow Dash is zapped by a thundercloud with XRaySparks in effect, showing a good view of her (presumably pegasus-normal) skeleton--which clearly shows her wings' skeleton not as a birdlike modified arm, but as four separate, jointed finger-like structures stretching from her spine to her wingtips, which is as good an explanation as any for why this trope is in effect. Makes some sense, too -- pegasus wings aren't modified arms like bird wings are, [[FridgeLogic so why do they have to have the same bone structure?]]
19th Apr '16 4:55:28 PM Thesedaysthosedays
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Also known as wingers. [[AsYouKnow You may have noticed]] that many non-primate animals have extremely un-humanlike limbs. They may have wings, they may have fins, they may have claws like a lobster or long grappling hooks like a sloth.

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Also known as wingers. [[AsYouKnow You may have noticed]] that many non-primate animals have extremely un-humanlike limbs. They may have wings, they may have fins, they may have claws like a lobster or long grappling hooks like a sloth.
sloth or hooves like a cow.
7th Apr '16 12:25:29 PM Awesomesauce210
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** Inverted with Lugia; by all appearances, instead of having feather fingers, it has finger feathers! Seems to be the case with Yvetal as of Gen VI.

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** Inverted with Lugia; by all appearances, instead of having feather fingers, it has finger feathers! Seems This also seems to be the case with Yvetal as of Gen VI.Yvetal.
25th Mar '16 5:53:01 PM StFan
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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'': Blackwing the raven {{Familiar}} rarely manipulates things with his wings (although it can happen, [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0679.html notably with a scroll]]), but he often gestures with them (even while flying), most commonly to [[DeclarativeFinger "raise a finger"]] or point at someone.




* The Cravendale milk 'Thumbcats' adverts have cats with thumbs. They kidnap milkmen and want to steal our Cravendale.

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\n* The Cravendale milk 'Thumbcats' "Thumbcats" adverts have cats with thumbs. They kidnap milkmen and want to steal our Cravendale.
Cravendale.
10th Mar '16 2:53:48 PM SkeletalPumpkin
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* Rita from ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' has hands with thumbs when she's on two legs or using them like human hands (I.e., to gesture, grab, or grasp something), but these turn to normal front paws without thumbs when she's on four legs.* Same thing occurs with the other cats from ''Animaniacs'' and ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'', but this is averted with the Warner Sibs in the few instances that they're standing on four legs. They not only retain their thumbs when they're on four legs, their hands still look like hands.

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* Rita from ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' has hands with thumbs when she's on two legs or using them like human hands (I.e., to gesture, grab, or grasp something), but these turn to normal front paws without thumbs when she's on four legs.* legs.
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Same thing occurs with the other cats from ''Animaniacs'' and ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'', but this is averted with the Warner Sibs in the few instances that they're standing on four legs. They not only retain their thumbs when they're on four legs, their hands still look like hands.
19th Feb '16 6:27:33 AM johnsmithxxi
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* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'': The show taking place in a world of FunnyAnimals, all the ducks (and everybody else, for that matter) have arms and hands.
5th Feb '16 10:05:14 PM Adept
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This variant is sometimes applied to characters with PowerpuffGirlHands, characters who don't have (apparent) hands.

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This variant is sometimes applied to characters with PowerpuffGirlHands, FingerlessHands, characters who don't have (apparent) hands.
fingers.



* Pooh and Tigger from ''Franchise/WinnieThePooh'' have PowerpuffGirlHands with thumbs that appear when they grasp something or gesture.

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* Pooh and Tigger from ''Franchise/WinnieThePooh'' have PowerpuffGirlHands FingerlessHands with thumbs that appear when they grasp something or gesture.
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