History Main / HookHand

6th Nov '17 6:32:33 AM TheKaizerreich
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This is an example of FashionableAsymmetry, and {{subtrope}} of ArtificialLimbs, and is one of the [[DressedToPlunder stereotypical attributes of pirates]]. More generally, it serves as a RedRightHand, though such uses may have reached a DeadHorseTrope level. Such an individual will invariably be DressedToPlunder.

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This is an example of FashionableAsymmetry, and {{subtrope}} of ArtificialLimbs, and is one of the [[DressedToPlunder stereotypical attributes of pirates]].{{pirate}}s. More generally, it serves as a RedRightHand, though such uses may have reached a DeadHorseTrope level. Such an individual will invariably be DressedToPlunder.
15th Oct '17 5:10:49 AM WillBGood
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* C. A. Rotwang, the mad scientist in Fritz Lang's 1927 science fiction film ''{{Film/Metropolis}}'', wears a fully functioning prosthesis in place of his lost hand.
* In ''Film/DrStrangelove'', Dr. Strangelove (a.k.a. Merkwürdigliebe, the German translation of Strangelove [[note]]It was translated as Dr. Seltsam (Strange) in the German language version of the film.[[/note]]), a former Nazi and strategy expert (Sellers in his third role[[note]]in ''this particular movie'', not his third role ever[[/note]]). The wheelchair-bound Strangelove is a type of "mad scientist" whose eccentricities include a severe case of alien hand syndrome, so that his right hand, clad in an ominous black leather glove, variously attempts to strangle Strangelove or make the Nazi salute.
3rd Sep '17 5:54:01 PM bfunc
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* In ''Film/DrStrangelove'', Dr. Strangelove (a.k.a. Merkwürdigliebe, the German translation of Strangelove [[note]]It was translated as Dr. Seltsam (Strange) in the German language version of the film.[[/note]]), a former Nazi and strategy expert (Sellers in his third role). The wheelchair-bound Strangelove is a type of "mad scientist" whose eccentricities include a severe case of alien hand syndrome, so that his right hand, clad in an ominous black leather glove, variously attempts to strangle Strangelove or make the Nazi salute.

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* In ''Film/DrStrangelove'', Dr. Strangelove (a.k.a. Merkwürdigliebe, the German translation of Strangelove [[note]]It was translated as Dr. Seltsam (Strange) in the German language version of the film.[[/note]]), a former Nazi and strategy expert (Sellers in his third role).role[[note]]in ''this particular movie'', not his third role ever[[/note]]). The wheelchair-bound Strangelove is a type of "mad scientist" whose eccentricities include a severe case of alien hand syndrome, so that his right hand, clad in an ominous black leather glove, variously attempts to strangle Strangelove or make the Nazi salute.
23rd Aug '17 3:01:05 PM Owlorange1995
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* Relatively cheap and accesible artificial arms often consist of a double hook that can firmly clasp around objects.
26th Jun '17 12:24:14 AM Vir
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* Captain Stickybeard from ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' has a candy cane as Hook Hand. He also has an eyepatch and a peg-leg; this guy pretty much has ''every'' pirate stereotype.

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* Captain Stickybeard from ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' has a candy cane as a Hook Hand. He also has an eyepatch and a peg-leg; this guy pretty much has ''every'' pirate stereotype.
3rd May '17 3:44:26 PM darkemyst
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* In ''Comicbook/RedRobin'' the member of the 7 Men of Death Tim decides to take for questioning has a missing hand replaced with a hook.
3rd May '17 7:29:42 AM StFan
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* In the ''Manga/{{Area 88}}'' manga and OVA, Campbell has a hook hand. Surprisingly, it doesn't impact his ability to pilot aircraft.

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* In the ''Manga/{{Area 88}}'' ''Manga/Area88'' manga and OVA, Campbell has a hook hand. Surprisingly, it doesn't impact his ability to pilot aircraft.



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* In the ''AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho'' audio adventure "[[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho043DoctorWhoAndThePirates Doctor Who and the Pirates]]", Evelyn initially claims that Red Jasper has two hooks for hands. When Sally points out he would not be able to fire a pistol, Evelyn admits she was embellishing, but it is not clear if Jasper has one hook or none.
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-->'''Davey Stone:''' I wonder if that guy ever wiped his ass with the wrong hand?
-->'''Tom Baltezor:''' Yes.

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-->'''Davey Stone:''' I wonder if that guy ever wiped his ass with the wrong hand?
-->'''Tom
hand?\\
'''Tom
Baltezor:''' Yes.



* Homer Parrish in ''Film/TheBestYearsOfOurLives'' - played in the film by a real double amputee

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* Homer Parrish in ''Film/TheBestYearsOfOurLives'' - -- played in the film by a real double amputeeamputee.



* Calibos in ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans1981''. After Perseus cuts off his left hand, it is replaced by a short trident.



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* In the ''AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho'' audio adventure "[[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho043DoctorWhoAndThePirates Doctor Who and the Pirates]]", Evelyn initially claims that Red Jasper has two hooks for hands. When Sally points out he would not be able to fire a pistol, Evelyn admits she was embellishing, but it is not clear if Jasper has one hook or none.
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* Dr. Hutchison from ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife''. The hook is extremely prominent, and she uses it to scratch something to announce herself, but she is generally a friendly warm person. However, this just accentuates her StepfordSmiler characteristics, and the viewer is constantly sure she's gonna start killing everyone. According to the creator, the hook was due to the fact that they were [[ExecutiveMeddling told by executives]] that they needed a [[AffirmativeActionGirl female character with a good hook]]. They decided to take that a bit more literally than intended.

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* ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'':
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Dr. Hutchison from ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife''.Hutchison. The hook is extremely prominent, and she uses it to scratch something to announce herself, but she is generally a friendly warm person. However, this just accentuates her StepfordSmiler characteristics, and the viewer is constantly sure she's gonna start killing everyone. According to the creator, the hook was due to the fact that they were [[ExecutiveMeddling told by executives]] that they needed a [[AffirmativeActionGirl female character with a good hook]]. They decided to take that a bit more literally than intended.



'''[=LaFoot=]:''' (''deadpan'') [[NeverHeardThatOneBefore Very, very carefully]].

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'''[=LaFoot=]:''' (''deadpan'') ''[deadpan]'' [[NeverHeardThatOneBefore Very, very carefully]].
2nd May '17 12:43:05 PM darkemyst
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* This was parodied in the first issue of ''ComicBook/YoungJustice'', where Comicbook/{{Robin}} has a nightmare about his hand being eaten by cockroaches and being replaced by a batarang hook thing. SelfDeprecatingHumor at work -- Creator/PeterDavid wrote both ''Aquaman'' when the hook was first introduced and ''Young Justice''. The other two characters' nightmares were ComicBook/{{Superboy}}'s jacket becoming fiery wings (David's ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'') and [[ComicBook/TheFlash Impulse]] ricocheting from one unbalanced personality to another, before snarling "[[HulkSpeak Impulse FLASH!]]" (David's ''ComicBook/IncredibleHulk'').

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* This was parodied in the first issue of ''ComicBook/YoungJustice'', where Comicbook/{{Robin}} [[Comicbook/RobinSeries Robin]] has a nightmare about his hand being eaten by cockroaches and being replaced by a batarang hook thing. SelfDeprecatingHumor at work -- Creator/PeterDavid wrote both ''Aquaman'' when the hook was first introduced and ''Young Justice''. The other two characters' nightmares were ComicBook/{{Superboy}}'s jacket becoming fiery wings (David's ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'') and [[ComicBook/TheFlash Impulse]] ricocheting from one unbalanced personality to another, before snarling "[[HulkSpeak Impulse FLASH!]]" (David's ''ComicBook/IncredibleHulk'').
5th Apr '17 2:04:26 AM Vir
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A character replaces their hand with a hook or similar object. [[PeterPan Bonus points if a crocodile is somehow involved.]]

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A character replaces their hand with a hook or similar object. [[PeterPan [[Disney/PeterPan Bonus points if a crocodile is somehow involved.]]



* Dr. Hutchison from ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife''. The hook is extremely prominent, and she uses it to scratch something to announce herself, but she is generally a friendly warm person. However, this just accentuates her StepfordSmiler characteristics, and the viewer is constantly sure she's gonna start killing everyone. (According to the creator, the hook was due to the fact that they were [[ExecutiveMeddling told by executives]] that they needed a [[AffirmativeActionGirl female character with a good hook]]. They decided to take that a bit more literally than intended.)

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* Dr. Hutchison from ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife''. The hook is extremely prominent, and she uses it to scratch something to announce herself, but she is generally a friendly warm person. However, this just accentuates her StepfordSmiler characteristics, and the viewer is constantly sure she's gonna start killing everyone. (According According to the creator, the hook was due to the fact that they were [[ExecutiveMeddling told by executives]] that they needed a [[AffirmativeActionGirl female character with a good hook]]. They decided to take that a bit more literally than intended.)



* Captain Stickybeard from ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' has a candy cane as Hook Hand. (He also has an eyepatch and a peg-leg; this guy pretty much has ''every'' pirate stereotype.)

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* Captain Stickybeard from ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' has a candy cane as Hook Hand. (He He also has an eyepatch and a peg-leg; this guy pretty much has ''every'' pirate stereotype.)
5th Apr '17 2:01:28 AM Vir
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* Dr. Hutchison from ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife''. The hook is extremely prominent, and she uses it to scratch someting to announce herself, but she is generally a friendly warm person. However, this just accentuates her StepfordSmiler characteristics, and the viewer is constantly sure she's gonna start killing everyone. (According to the creator, the hook was due to the fact that they were [[ExecutiveMeddling told by executives]] that they needed a [[AffirmativeActionGirl female character with a good hook]]. They decided to take that a bit more literally than intended.)
** Hutchison's mother has hooks instead of hands. And Hutchison's daughter is ''born'' with a hook hand.

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* Dr. Hutchison from ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife''. The hook is extremely prominent, and she uses it to scratch someting something to announce herself, but she is generally a friendly warm person. However, this just accentuates her StepfordSmiler characteristics, and the viewer is constantly sure she's gonna start killing everyone. (According to the creator, the hook was due to the fact that they were [[ExecutiveMeddling told by executives]] that they needed a [[AffirmativeActionGirl female character with a good hook]]. They decided to take that a bit more literally than intended.)
** Hutchison's mother has hooks instead of hands. And Hutchison's daughter is ''born'' ''[[RuleOfFunny born]]'' [[RuleOfFunny with a hook hand.hand]].



* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland'' features an episode concerning the campers chased by "The Escaped Psycho Killer with a Chainsaw and a Hook" ([[RunningGag always referred to]] by his full title).

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* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland'' ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Island'' features an episode concerning the campers chased by "The Escaped Psycho Killer with a Chainsaw and a Hook" ([[RunningGag always referred to]] by his full title).
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