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30th Jun '16 1:28:03 PM JustKnown
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* Lain, the titular protagonist of ''SerialExperimentsLain'', has a fair zized collection of stuffed animals displayed on the window sill above her bed which she completely ignores. Early on they help to cement her characterization as a borderline CreepyChild with an AmbiguousDisorder as she shows no emotional attachment to them or anything else. But as the story progresses and they're seen more and more as creepy backlit sillouettes they underscore her gradual realization that her entire life is just a similar display on a larger scale, an artifical facsimile of a normal girl's life in which the plushies are literally Window Dressing.

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* Lain, the titular protagonist of ''SerialExperimentsLain'', has a fair zized collection of stuffed animals which she completely ignores displayed on the window sill above her bed which she completely ignores. Early on they bed. They help to cement her initial characterization as a borderline CreepyChild with suffering from an AmbiguousDisorder as she shows no emotional attachment to them or anything else. But as As the story progresses and they're seen more and more as creepy backlit sillouettes they underscore her gradual realization that her entire life is just a similar display on a larger scale, scale; an artifical facsimile of a normal girl's life in which the plushies are literally Window Dressing.
30th Jun '16 1:20:01 PM JustKnown
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* ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'''s Mitsukuni "Honey" Haninozuka is a rare male example. He never goes anywhere without his precious stuffed rabbit Usa-chan, despite the fact he's a high school senior. It adds to his TokenMiniMoe gimmick in the Host Club, but he does genuinely love the plushie. And don't you dare mock Honey or try to hurt his Usa-chan, or he will [[KungFuKid kick your ass]]. [[spoiler: In the manga, Hani's cousin and companion Mori has to fight and ''defeat'' him to make the guy promise he won't carry Usa-chan around when in university.]]

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* ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'''s Mitsukuni ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' subverts this trope in that two of the male members still cling to prized stuffed animals (Mitsukuni "Honey" Haninozuka is a rare male example. He never goes anywhere without even makes his precious stuffed rabbit Usa-chan, despite the fact he's a high school senior. It adds to his TokenMiniMoe gimmick in the Host Club, but he does genuinely love the plushie. And don't you dare mock Honey or try to hurt his Usa-chan, or he will [[KungFuKid kick your ass]]. [[spoiler: In the manga, Hani's cousin and companion Mori has to fight and ''defeat'' him to make the guy promise he won't carry Usa-chan around when in university.]]an integral part of his host club persona) while the resolutely practical female protagonist Haruhi literally has no time for such childish things.



* In the early-chapters of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', Negi ventures to the lair of Evangeline, an ancient Vampire and infamous 1000 year old mass-murderer (with the appearance of a 10 year old little girl) at the request of her servant Chachamaru, to look after her after she caught the flu. To his surprise, instead of a cobweb covered catacomb littered with skulls, he finds a brightly beautiful room filled with adorable toy animals and glowring with warm innocence. This is a glimpse into the psyche of Evangeline (who was turned into an immortal at ''ten''), hinting that she ''still'' wants to be an innocent and happy little girl again in spite of living ten centuries of blood, violence, cynicism and hate.

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* In the early-chapters of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', Negi ventures to the lair of Evangeline, an ancient Vampire and infamous 1000 year old mass-murderer (with the appearance of a 10 year old little girl) at the request of her servant Chachamaru, to look after her after she caught the flu. To his surprise, instead of a cobweb covered catacomb littered with skulls, he finds a brightly beautiful room filled with adorable toy animals and glowring glowing with warm innocence. This is a glimpse into the psyche of Evangeline (who was turned into an immortal at ''ten''), hinting that she ''still'' wants to be an innocent and happy little girl again in spite of living ten centuries of blood, violence, cynicism and hate.



* Lain, the titular protagonist of ''SerialExperimentsLain'', has a fair zized collection of plushies displayed on the window sill above her bed which she completely ignores. Early on they help to cement her characterization as a borderline CreepyChild with an AmbiguousDisorder; she shows no emotional investment in them or anything else. But as the story progresses and they're seen more and more as creepy backlit sillouettes they underscore her gradual realization that her entire life is just a similar display, an artifical facsimile of a normal girl's life, and the plushies are literally WindowDressing.

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* Lain, the titular protagonist of ''SerialExperimentsLain'', has a fair zized collection of plushies stuffed animals displayed on the window sill above her bed which she completely ignores. Early on they help to cement her characterization as a borderline CreepyChild with an AmbiguousDisorder; AmbiguousDisorder as she shows no emotional investment in attachment to them or anything else. But as the story progresses and they're seen more and more as creepy backlit sillouettes they underscore her gradual realization that her entire life is just a similar display, display on a larger scale, an artifical facsimile of a normal girl's life, and life in which the plushies are literally WindowDressing.Window Dressing.
30th Jun '16 12:55:12 PM JustKnown
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* Lain, the titular protagonist of ''SerialExperimentsLain'', has a fair zized collection of plushies displayed on the window sill above her bed which she completely ignores. Early on they help to cement her characterization as a borderline CreepyChild with an AmbiguousDisorder; she shows no emotional investment in them or anything else. But as the story progresses and they're seen more and more as creepy backlit sillouettes they underscore her gradual realization that her entire life is just a similar display, an artifical facsimile of a normal girl's life, and the plushies are literally WindowDressing.
26th Jun '16 4:57:57 PM 69BookWorM69
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* In the ''Literature/AuntDimity'' series, stuffed animals abound for girls and boys, and Dimity is responsible for many of them. A partial list:
** Lori's childhood pal is Reginald, the pink flannel rabbit with the grape juice stain on his face (Lori says he tried her grape juice once and spat it out). Sadly, he was shredded when her apartment was burglarised, and Lori kept his remains in a shoe box, but [[spoiler:Aunt Dimity magically repaired him]]. Reginald sometimes assists Dimity in drawing Lori's attention to things or prompting characters to go to specific places.
** In ''Aunt Dimity and the Duke'', the six-year-old Nell Harris carries around a stuffed bear she refers to as "Bertie," who has aspects of both [[SecurityBlanket a security blanket]] and [[ImaginaryFriend an imaginary friend]]. The two sometimes appear in matching outfits. Like Reginald, Bertie plays a small part in subsequent stories.
** Dimity provides Lori with a stuffed tiger to give to Rainey Dawson for her birthday in ''Aunt Dimity Digs In". On unwrapping her present, Rainey announces, "Edmund Terrance. His name is Edmund Terrance."
** Major Ted, a stuffed bear in a British officer's uniform who once belonged to the daughter of the house at an old Northumberland estate, features in ''Aunt Dimity Beats the Devil''.
** The epilogue of ''Aunt Dimity and the Lost Prince'' describes a photo of young Daisy Pickering [[spoiler: with her reunited parents in Australia]] holding a koala bear.
** In ''Aunt Dimity and the Summer King'', Hargreaves' granddaughter Harriet gives a stuffed unicorn to Lori's infant daughter Bess. It joins Reginald on the library shelf until Bess is a little older.
** Elderly retired attorney Thomas Willis (Gerald's father) enjoys the company of a well-worn giraffe named Geraldine in ''Aunt Dimity's Good Deed'', and Kit Smith has a stuffed horse named Lancaster after the real horse he had to give up when his family moved to London from the country. Like Lori herself, both received their companions as gifts from Dimity.
** Rob and Will get a series of themed stuffed animals (matching, of course): baby seal pups from Peter Harris and his girlfriend Cassie, buffalo in Colorado, dragons from King Wilfrid's Faire, kiwis from Lori's trip to New Zealand, bats from Charlotte [=DuCaral=]. [[spoiler: The Donovans' Aunt Augusta]] anonymously bestows her stuffed lamb (yet another gift from Dimity) on Willis Sr., who names him Frederick after the author of ''Notes on Sheep'', a copy of which was found among the items hidden in the stables.
** In ''Aunt Dimity and the Lost Prince'', Lady Barbara personally returns Mikhail's Cossack-shirted teddy bear to him.
** In ''Aunt Dimity and the Buried Treasure'', when Lori finally meets the man Dimity knew only as "Badger", she sees on his desk the stuffed badger Dimity once gave him "as a silly gift, a small token of my gratitude for the many wonderful hours we'd spent together."
22nd Jun '16 1:59:37 PM Willbyr
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* ''KamichamaKarin'''s Karasuma Himeka has a stuffed rabbit toy she usually carries around with her. Karin herself has some [[http://www.onemanga.com/Kamichama_Karin/25/11/ rather unnerving]] stuffed.... ''things'' lurking at the back of her closet....

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* ''KamichamaKarin'''s ''Manga/KamichamaKarin'''s Karasuma Himeka has a stuffed rabbit toy she usually carries around with her. Karin herself has some [[http://www.onemanga.com/Kamichama_Karin/25/11/ rather unnerving]] stuffed.... ''things'' lurking at the back of her closet....
21st Jun '16 1:42:41 PM Willbyr
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* ''OuranHighSchoolHostClub'''s Mitsukuni "Honey" Haninozuka is a rare male example. He never goes anywhere without his precious stuffed rabbit Usa-chan, despite the fact he's a high school senior. It adds to his TokenMiniMoe gimmick in the Host Club, but he does genuinely love the plushie. And don't you dare mock Honey or try to hurt his Usa-chan, or he will [[KungFuKid kick your ass]]. [[spoiler: In the manga, Hani's cousin and companion Mori has to fight and ''defeat'' him to make the guy promise he won't carry Usa-chan around when in university.]]

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* ''OuranHighSchoolHostClub'''s ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'''s Mitsukuni "Honey" Haninozuka is a rare male example. He never goes anywhere without his precious stuffed rabbit Usa-chan, despite the fact he's a high school senior. It adds to his TokenMiniMoe gimmick in the Host Club, but he does genuinely love the plushie. And don't you dare mock Honey or try to hurt his Usa-chan, or he will [[KungFuKid kick your ass]]. [[spoiler: In the manga, Hani's cousin and companion Mori has to fight and ''defeat'' him to make the guy promise he won't carry Usa-chan around when in university.]]



* [[MadBomber Minnie May Hopkins]] from ''GunsmithCats'' has a lot of stuffed animals and sometimes carries them around in public. She's 17 at the start of the manga, but looks and sometimes acts as if she was eight or nine.

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* [[MadBomber Minnie May Hopkins]] from ''GunsmithCats'' ''Manga/GunsmithCats'' has a lot of stuffed animals and sometimes carries them around in public. She's 17 at the start of the manga, but looks and sometimes acts as if she was eight or nine.
2nd Jun '16 11:13:12 AM Willbyr
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* [[CreepyChild Anju]] from ''{{Karin}}'' adorns her whole room with various stuffed dolls running the gambit of many various forms- stuffed animals among them. All of them have some demonic spirit inhabiting them. She never goes anywhere without [[CreepyDoll Boogie]], who acts as her familiar. Boogie himself contains the spirit of a psycho serial killer, and separating either one from each other is '''NOT''' a good idea.

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* [[CreepyChild Anju]] from ''{{Karin}}'' ''Manga/{{Karin}}'' adorns her whole room with various stuffed dolls running the gambit of many various forms- stuffed animals among them. All of them have some demonic spirit inhabiting them. She never goes anywhere without [[CreepyDoll Boogie]], who acts as her familiar. Boogie himself contains the spirit of a psycho serial killer, and separating either one from each other is '''NOT''' a good idea.
5th May '16 2:39:03 PM Monolaf317
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** Cerberus of ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura''
4th May '16 11:01:07 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Maria Ushiromiya in ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' is a [[CreepyChild dark]] take on this. If you're wondering why you haven't seen anything like this, it's because [[spoiler:[[AbusiveParents her mother Rosa]] tore up the stuffed lion she loved and [[ImaginaryFriend constantly talked to]], Sakutaro. With the loss of said lion, poor Maria started to get both angrier and creepier, as can be seen from the progressively-darker entries in her journal.]] This did not end well.

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* Maria Ushiromiya in ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' is a [[CreepyChild dark]] take on this. If you're wondering why you haven't seen anything like this, it's because [[spoiler:[[AbusiveParents her mother Rosa]] tore up the stuffed lion she loved and [[ImaginaryFriend constantly talked to]], Sakutaro. With the loss of said lion, poor Maria started to get both angrier and creepier, as can be seen from the progressively-darker entries in her journal.]] This did not end well.
30th Apr '16 1:38:04 PM Assassin-sensei
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* In ''VisualNovel/StrawberryVinegar'', Rie's stuffed animals have a certain sentimental value to her. She has backstories for her alpacas that would require "a full length visual narrative, two animated spinoffs, several movies, and a slew of manga and light novels".
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