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27th May '16 6:29:34 PM WillKeaton
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* In ''Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures'', having three fingers and a thumb seems to be not just an artist habit but a species trait, with some characters having three fingers and a thumb while others, usually horses or cows, have only three digits on each hand. As for [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_251.php humans]], they tend to have a normal amount. (And yet the artist draws ''herself'' with only four digits, fueling speculation that [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_849.php she is secretly a Fraggle.]])

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* In ''Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures'', having three fingers and a thumb seems to be not just an artist habit but a species trait, with some characters having three fingers and a thumb while others, usually horses or cows, have only three digits on each hand. As for [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_251.php humans]], humans,]] they tend to have a normal amount. (And yet the artist draws ''herself'' with only four digits, fueling speculation that [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_849.php she is secretly a Fraggle.]])
27th May '16 6:28:23 PM WillKeaton
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* There is also the whole ''no sort of toes'' thing, which applies to ''all'' animal characters other than those in ''VideoGame/SonicsSchoolhouse''. [[http://sonicresearch.org/art/albums/Tails/Sonic_Adventure/t_d5.png Just]] [[http://sonicresearch.org/art/albums/Amy/A_d5.png look.]] However, if ''[[VideoGame/SegaSuperstars All-Stars Racing Transformed]]'' is anything to go by, driving through electricity or being hit with an electric All-Star move shows that the Sonic characters have ''toe bones''.

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* ** There is also the whole ''no sort of toes'' thing, which applies to ''all'' animal characters other than those in ''VideoGame/SonicsSchoolhouse''. [[http://sonicresearch.org/art/albums/Tails/Sonic_Adventure/t_d5.png Just]] [[http://sonicresearch.org/art/albums/Amy/A_d5.png look.]] However, if ''[[VideoGame/SegaSuperstars All-Stars Racing Transformed]]'' is anything to go by, driving through electricity or being hit with an electric All-Star move shows that the Sonic characters have ''toe bones''.
27th May '16 6:28:09 PM WillKeaton
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* While ''most'' characters in the ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' franchise have four fingers and one thumb per hand, the character Fang the Sniper ([[{{Bowdlerise}} A.K.A. Nack the Weasel]]) has only three fingers and one thumb per hand. This is generally attributed to the Yakuza idea, since he is the ONLY Sonic character always drawn with three fingers. This was lampshaded in the original miniseries where a fish robot attacks a drawing of Sonic on a rock, then mumbles about how he should have realized it was fake because it had four fingers.\\\
There is also the whole ''no sort of toes'' thing, which applies to ''all'' animal characters other than those in ''VideoGame/SonicsSchoolhouse''. [[http://sonicresearch.org/art/albums/Tails/Sonic_Adventure/t_d5.png Just]] [[http://sonicresearch.org/art/albums/Amy/A_d5.png look.]] However, if ''[[VideoGame/SegaSuperstars All-Stars Racing Transformed]]'' is anything to go by, driving through electricity or being hit with an electric All-Star move shows that the Sonic characters have ''toe bones''.

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* While ''most'' characters in the ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' franchise have four fingers and one thumb per hand, the character Fang the Sniper ([[{{Bowdlerise}} A.K.A. Nack the Weasel]]) has only three fingers and one thumb per hand. This is generally attributed to the Yakuza idea, since he is the ONLY Sonic character always drawn with three fingers. This was lampshaded in the original miniseries where a fish robot attacks a drawing of Sonic on a rock, then mumbles about how he should have realized it was fake because it had four fingers.\\\
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There is also the whole ''no sort of toes'' thing, which applies to ''all'' animal characters other than those in ''VideoGame/SonicsSchoolhouse''. [[http://sonicresearch.org/art/albums/Tails/Sonic_Adventure/t_d5.png Just]] [[http://sonicresearch.org/art/albums/Amy/A_d5.png look.]] However, if ''[[VideoGame/SegaSuperstars All-Stars Racing Transformed]]'' is anything to go by, driving through electricity or being hit with an electric All-Star move shows that the Sonic characters have ''toe bones''.
27th May '16 6:27:20 PM WillKeaton
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There is also the whole ''no sort of toes'' thing, which applies to ''all'' animal characters other than those in ''VideoGame/SonicsSchoolhouse''. [[http://sonicresearch.org/art/albums/Tails/Sonic_Adventure/t_d5.png Just]] [[http://sonicresearch.org/art/albums/Amy/A_d5.png look]]. However, if ''[[VideoGame/SegaSuperstars All-Stars Racing Transformed]]'' is anything to go by, driving through electricity or being hit with an electric All-Star move shows that the Sonic characters have ''toe bones''.

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There is also the whole ''no sort of toes'' thing, which applies to ''all'' animal characters other than those in ''VideoGame/SonicsSchoolhouse''. [[http://sonicresearch.org/art/albums/Tails/Sonic_Adventure/t_d5.png Just]] [[http://sonicresearch.org/art/albums/Amy/A_d5.png look]]. look.]] However, if ''[[VideoGame/SegaSuperstars All-Stars Racing Transformed]]'' is anything to go by, driving through electricity or being hit with an electric All-Star move shows that the Sonic characters have ''toe bones''.



* Parodied in [[http://geektionnerd.net/main/ this French webcomic]], ''Le Geektionnerd''. The characters read a human hand has five fingers, writes over it, and complains about the blog being crap.

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* Parodied in [[http://geektionnerd.net/main/ this French webcomic]], webcomic,]] ''Le Geektionnerd''. The characters read a human hand has five fingers, writes over it, and complains about the blog being crap.



* ''Webcomic/KarateBears'': [[http://www.karatebears.com/2011/04/smart.html They usually have four fingers]].

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* ''Webcomic/KarateBears'': [[http://www.karatebears.com/2011/04/smart.html They usually have four fingers]].fingers.]]



* DextersLaboratory. Everyone has four fingers.

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* DextersLaboratory. ''DextersLaboratory.'' Everyone has four fingers.



* WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends: Everyone has four fingers.

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* WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends: ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'': Everyone has four fingers.



* Most Franchise/{{Pokemon}} fall under this.
* The animal characters in the Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog video game series have no toes at all. The rare time they're seen without their shoes, they just have oval-ish lumps with no features on them whatsoever. But as previously mentioned, ''All-Stars Racing Transformed'' reveals that they have ''toe bones'' (with three toes per foot).

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* Most Franchise/{{Pokemon}} ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' fall under this.
* The animal characters in the Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' video game series have no toes at all. The rare time they're seen without their shoes, they just have oval-ish lumps with no features on them whatsoever. But as previously mentioned, ''All-Stars Racing Transformed'' reveals that they have ''toe bones'' (with three toes per foot).
27th May '16 6:23:34 PM WillKeaton
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** Since they have only eight fingers, Hutts use a base-8 counting system. Zero through seven mean the same thing in both Huttese and Basic, but anything after that is just plain confusing, which many other races have been swindled by. To avoid this problem, Hutts use base-10.

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** Since they have only eight fingers, Hutts use a base-8 counting system. Zero through seven mean the same thing in both Huttese and Basic, but anything after that is just plain confusing, which many other races have been swindled by. To If they want t avoid this problem, confusion Hutts will use base-10.
27th May '16 6:22:40 PM WillKeaton
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* In TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye, most Cybertronians have five fingers on their hands. Swerve, the loudmouthed bartender on the Lost Light, has four. There are also occasional characters who have claws in place of hands, like Whirl, but that's acknowledged InUniverse as the result of mutilation (the corrupt pre-war government would replace hands and faces with claws and cyclopean features as a form of public shaming).

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* In TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye, ''TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye,'' most Cybertronians have five fingers on their hands. Swerve, the loudmouthed bartender on the Lost Light, has four. There are also occasional characters who have claws in place of hands, like Whirl, but that's acknowledged InUniverse as the result of mutilation (the corrupt pre-war government would replace hands and faces with claws and cyclopean features as a form of public shaming).
27th May '16 6:22:14 PM WillKeaton
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* Lampshaded in a [[LongRunners long-running]] Polish series of comic books, ''Comicbook/TytusRomekIAtomek''. Tytus complains about the [[BigDamnMovie 2002 animated movie]] because [[TakeThat they "chopped off two of his fingers"]], while in the comic books he was always drawn with five fingers on each hand.

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* Lampshaded in a [[LongRunners long-running]] Polish series of comic books, ''Comicbook/TytusRomekIAtomek''. Tytus complains about the [[BigDamnMovie 2002 animated movie]] because [[TakeThat they "chopped off two of his fingers"]], fingers,"]] while in the comic books he was always drawn with five fingers on each hand.
27th May '16 6:20:05 PM WillKeaton
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(This only really applies to human characters: there are still plenty of animal or monster characters with eight fingers, most likely due to some form of WhatMeasureIsANonHuman.)

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(This only really applies to human characters: there are still plenty of animal or monster characters with eight fingers, most likely due to some form of WhatMeasureIsANonHuman.)
WhatMeasureIsANonHuman)
27th May '16 2:48:57 PM Midna
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* Mettaton, resident human fanboy/robotic AgentPeacock of ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', has four-fingered hands in WhiteGloves. According to WordOfGod, it's because all of his knowledge of humans comes from human media that has fallen into the Underground, including western cartoons, and the ubiquity of this trope left him confused over how many fingers humans usually have.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'':
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Mettaton, the game's resident human fanboy/robotic AgentPeacock of ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', AgentPeacock, has four-fingered hands in WhiteGloves. According to WordOfGod, it's because all of his knowledge of humans comes from human media that has fallen into the Underground, including western cartoons, and the ubiquity of this trope left him confused over how many fingers humans usually have.have.
** [[ZigZaggingTrope Zig-zagged]] with [[CuteMonsterGirl Muffet]], who is drawn with three fingers per hand (18 total) in-game, but four per (24 total) in TheMerch.
25th May '16 9:20:27 AM Midna
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Although this simplification has been on a recent decline in cartoons starring people, it has never completely gone away. This only appears in more "cartoony" styles; action or dramatic series won't usually use this, and it rarely shows up in {{anime}} for several reasons:

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Although this simplification has been on a recent decline in cartoons starring people, it has never completely gone away. This only appears in more "cartoony" styles; action or dramatic series won't usually use this, and it rarely shows up in {{anime}} Japanese works for several reasons:



Quite often, Western four-fingered characters have to be edited to have a fifth finger -- most notably ''WesternAnimation/BobTheBuilder''. Strangely enough, this does ''not'' include Creator/{{Disney}} characters such as MickeyMouse, [[Franchise/KingdomHearts despite Disney's popularity in Japan.]] (Possibly because he isn't a human, unlike Bob, or it could just be the GrandfatherClause at work.)[[note]]Not to mention Disney is NOT a fan of having their own works being edited in any way, cultural reasons be damned.[[/note]]

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(This only really applies to human characters: there are still plenty of animal or monster characters with eight fingers, most likely due to some form of WhatMeasureIsANonHuman.)

Quite often, Western four-fingered characters have to be edited to have a fifth finger -- most notably ''WesternAnimation/BobTheBuilder''. Strangely enough, this does ''not'' include Creator/{{Disney}} characters such as MickeyMouse, [[Franchise/KingdomHearts despite Disney's popularity in Japan.]] Japan--see ''Franchise/KingdomHearts''. (Possibly because he isn't a human, unlike Bob, or it could just be the GrandfatherClause at work.)[[note]]Not to mention Disney is NOT a fan of having their own works being edited in any way, cultural reasons be damned.[[/note]]
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