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5th Feb '16 3:56:01 PM Berrenta
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Many animated characters, especially {{Funny Animal}}s, are missing certain anthropomorphic features- perhaps the art style is stylized to the point where [[PowerpuffGirlHands hands lack fingers]], some characters simply [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner don't have arms]], or [[WesternAnimation/VeggieTales nobody is of a species that has appendages]].
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Many animated characters, especially {{Funny Animal}}s, are missing certain anthropomorphic features- perhaps the art style is stylized to the point where [[PowerpuffGirlHands [[FingerlessHands hands lack fingers]], some characters simply [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner don't have arms]], or [[WesternAnimation/VeggieTales nobody is of a species that has appendages]].

Compare ArmlessBiped, AnatomyAnomaly, FeatherFingers, FourthWallPortrait, FloatingLimbs, PowerpuffGirlHands
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Compare ArmlessBiped, AnatomyAnomaly, FeatherFingers, FourthWallPortrait, FloatingLimbs, PowerpuffGirlHands FingerlessHands
3rd Feb '16 12:09:29 AM TARINunit9
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* Franchise/{{Rayman}}, being the {{Trope Namer|s}} for FloatingLimbs, has visible hands and feet, but no arms, legs, or neck. And given his use of WhiteGloves, we can't even be sure he actually has ''anything'' besides his head. In moments of boredom, Rayman has a tendency to remove his torso and bounce it like a basketball. ''Rayman: Raving Rabbids'' implies that he might have invisible legs. If he is wearing pants, you can clearly see ''knees''.
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* Franchise/{{Rayman}}, being the {{Trope Namer|s}} for FloatingLimbs, has visible hands and feet, but no arms, legs, or neck. And given his use of WhiteGloves, we can't even be sure he actually has ''anything'' besides his head.head and torso. In moments of boredom, Rayman has a tendency to remove his torso and bounce it like a basketball. ''Rayman: Raving Rabbids'' implies that he might have invisible legs. If he is wearing pants, you can clearly see ''knees''.

* ''VideoGame/{{Worms}}'' hold weapons in hands that mysteriously appear when they're not moving. Let's ignore for the moment that worms don't have hands, mouths, or eyes and can't jump or backflip. Said hands don't appear to be connected to their bodies in any physical way, just floating a set distance away.
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* ''VideoGame/{{Worms}}'' hold weapons in hands that mysteriously appear when they're not moving. Let's ignore for the moment that worms don't have hands, mouths, or eyes and can't jump or backflip. Said hands don't appear to be connected to their bodies in any physical way, are RaymanianLimbs just floating a set distance away.to drive the point home.
27th Jan '16 4:15:36 PM Adept
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* Franchise/{{Rayman}}, being the {{Trope Namer|s}} for RaymanianLimbs, has visible hands and feet, but no arms, legs, or neck. And given his use of WhiteGloves, we can't even be sure he actually has ''anything'' besides his head. In moments of boredom, Rayman has a tendency to remove his torso and bounce it like a basketball. ''Rayman: Raving Rabbids'' implies that he might have invisible legs. If he is wearing pants, you can clearly see ''knees''.
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* Franchise/{{Rayman}}, being the {{Trope Namer|s}} for RaymanianLimbs, FloatingLimbs, has visible hands and feet, but no arms, legs, or neck. And given his use of WhiteGloves, we can't even be sure he actually has ''anything'' besides his head. In moments of boredom, Rayman has a tendency to remove his torso and bounce it like a basketball. ''Rayman: Raving Rabbids'' implies that he might have invisible legs. If he is wearing pants, you can clearly see ''knees''.
27th Jan '16 2:50:11 PM Josef5678
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Compare ArmlessBiped, AnatomyAnomaly, FeatherFingers, FourthWallPortrait, RaymanianLimbs, PowerpuffGirlHands
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4th Jan '16 7:07:39 PM merotoker
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->'''Edgar:''' Ah, you see, the poor dumb beasts [[PowerpuffGirlHands have no thumbs]], so I ask you... how are they holding their cards?\\
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->'''Edgar:''' Ah, you see, the poor dumb beasts [[PowerpuffGirlHands have no thumbs]], thumbs, so I ask you... how are they holding their cards?\\

* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', Brook is a [[AppliedPhlebotinum Devil-Fruit]] [[BackFromTheDead reincarnated]] [[DemBones skeleton]], who nonetheless can see, hear, talk, move around, digest food, urinate and [[NobodyPoops poop.]] (Luffy made sure to ask) Not only that, but his anatomy is also [[IntangibleMan intangible]], as he weighs so little that he can run on water. Also a case of RequiredSecondaryPowers.
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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', Brook is a [[AppliedPhlebotinum Devil-Fruit]] [[BackFromTheDead reincarnated]] [[DemBones skeleton]], who nonetheless can see, hear, talk, move around, digest food, urinate and [[NobodyPoops poop.]] (Luffy made sure to ask) Not only that, but his anatomy is also [[IntangibleMan intangible]], {{intangib|ility}}le, as he weighs so little that he can run on water. Also a case of RequiredSecondaryPowers.


* ''Rex The Wonder Dog'' -- it makes sense for him to not have hands, since he's, you know, a ''dog''... but [[http://superdickery.com/index.php?option=com_content&id=913:rex-the-wonder-dog-more-of-a-man-than-you-sissy they gave him a carbine]].
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* ''Rex The Wonder Dog'' -- it makes sense for him to not have hands, since he's, you know, a ''dog''... but [[http://superdickery.com/index.php?option=com_content&id=913:rex-the-wonder-dog-more-of-a-man-than-you-sissy [[http://www.superdickery.com/rex-the-wonder-dog-more-of-a-man-than-you/ they gave him a carbine]].

* All the characters in ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'' are... well, cars. With no hands. So how do they grip things like power tools or flags? There are foot (wheel?) pedals that they use to activate some things, and some of the cars have special attachments for holding things, but the question remains: ''how was all this stuff built?'' Apparently, the storyboarders [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOaMkJHBUBg twisted themselves into knots trying to figure this out.]] Suggestions included the trunk, antenna-holders, and helper monkeys. For the sake of their sanity, they decided to ignore it. * Many Monsters in ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc.'' A lot of the stock monsters are shown without hands, feet, or are just toothy heads walking around on little nub limbs. So how do these monsters operate the machinery, let alone drive cars?
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* All the characters in ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'' are... well, cars. With no hands. So how do they grip things like power tools or flags? There are foot (wheel?) pedals that they use to activate some things, and some of the cars have special attachments for holding things, but the question remains: ''how was all this stuff built?'' Apparently, the storyboarders [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOaMkJHBUBg twisted themselves into knots trying to figure this out.]] out. Suggestions included the trunk, antenna-holders, and helper monkeys. For the sake of their sanity, they decided to ignore it. * Many Monsters in ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc.'' ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'' A lot of the stock monsters are shown without hands, feet, or are just toothy heads walking around on little nub limbs. So how do these monsters operate the machinery, let alone drive cars?

* VideoGame/{{Rayman}}, being the TropeNamer for RaymanianLimbs, has visible hands and feet, but no arms, legs, or neck. And given his use of WhiteGloves, we can't even be sure he actually has ''anything'' besides his head. In moments of boredom, Rayman has a tendency to remove his torso and bounce it like a basketball. ''Rayman: Raving Rabbids'' implies that he might have invisible legs. If he is wearing pants, you can clearly see ''knees''.
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* VideoGame/{{Rayman}}, Franchise/{{Rayman}}, being the TropeNamer {{Trope Namer|s}} for RaymanianLimbs, has visible hands and feet, but no arms, legs, or neck. And given his use of WhiteGloves, we can't even be sure he actually has ''anything'' besides his head. In moments of boredom, Rayman has a tendency to remove his torso and bounce it like a basketball. ''Rayman: Raving Rabbids'' implies that he might have invisible legs. If he is wearing pants, you can clearly see ''knees''.

* Many species in the ''VideoGame/PaperMario'' games, such as Goombas and Bob-Ombs. ** And in ''Mario Baseball'', Goombas can swing a baseball bat with no hands. ** Goombella, introduced in ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'', especially stands out, as (to get information on the opponent you're facing in a battle) she frequently takes out a green book and turns the pages, despite her lack of visible arms. And despite the fact that a lot of tropes are [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in the game, neither she nor anyone else comments on this. * The Mii characters built on Nintendo's Wii console have arms when created, but in ''WiiSports'', they don't have them. They just have floating sphere hands or boxing gloves. Any non-player Miis in the background will also lack ''legs''. Most games that use them in gameplay just reproduce the head on a single style of body anyway, and ignore the user-defined height and weight sliders. ** Referred to in [[http://www.brawlinthefamily.com/?p=702 this]] ''Webcomic/BrawlInTheFamily'' strip. * In ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'', characters have been shown that, without shoes on (Or in Big and Tikal's case, with sandals on), they don't have toes. Oddly enough, they do have five fingers. Also note that this only applies to the anthropomorphic animal characters: as humans do have toes. * Even weirder in games like ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'', where Gordon Freeman ''does'' have arms and hands, and does use them to hold weapons, but when he does anything else (like push a button or lift a small object) his arm is not shown. As pointed out in ''Webcomic/{{Concerned}}'', a small object just hovers in front of him. Also, you can't see your feet. ** Most of Creator/ValveSoftware's other games play this straight in the same manner (you can see the hands holding your weapons, but [[FirstPersonGhost not your legs]]). The exception is the first ''VideoGame/Left4Dead''; the [[VideoGame/Left4Dead2 sequel]] removed the legs again so more zombies could be rendered on-screen at once.
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* Many species in the ''VideoGame/PaperMario'' games, such as Goombas and Bob-Ombs. ** And in ''Mario Baseball'', Goombas can swing a baseball bat with no hands. ** Bob-Ombs. Goombella, introduced in ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'', especially stands out, as (to get information on the opponent you're facing in a battle) she frequently takes out a green book and turns the pages, despite her lack of visible arms. And despite the fact that a lot of tropes are [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in the game, neither she nor anyone else comments on this. this. And in ''Mario Baseball'', Goombas can swing a baseball bat with no hands. * The Mii characters built on Nintendo's Wii console have arms when created, but in ''WiiSports'', ''VideoGame/WiiSports'', they don't have them. They just have floating sphere hands or boxing gloves. Any non-player Miis in the background will also lack ''legs''. Most games that use them in gameplay just reproduce the head on a single style of body anyway, and ignore the user-defined height and weight sliders. ** sliders. Referred to in [[http://www.brawlinthefamily.com/?p=702 this]] ''Webcomic/BrawlInTheFamily'' strip. * In ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'', characters have been shown that, without shoes on (Or in Big and Tikal's case, with sandals on), they don't have toes. Oddly enough, they do have five fingers. Also note that this only applies to the anthropomorphic animal characters: characters, as humans do have toes. * Even weirder in games like ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'', where Gordon Freeman ''does'' have arms and hands, and does use them to hold weapons, but when he does anything else (like push a button or lift a small object) his arm is not shown. As pointed out in ''Webcomic/{{Concerned}}'', a small object just hovers in front of him. Also, you can't see your feet. ** feet. Most of Creator/ValveSoftware's other games play this straight in the same manner (you can see the hands holding your weapons, but [[FirstPersonGhost not your legs]]). The exception is the first ''VideoGame/Left4Dead''; the [[VideoGame/Left4Dead2 sequel]] removed the legs again so more zombies could be rendered on-screen at once.

** ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' has a few examples.
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** * ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' has a few examples.

** Most likely invisible arms. At the end of "8-Bit is Enough", [[spoiler:you see him chained up as if he had arms.]] *** And yet afterwards, [[spoiler:Homestar walks away from the shackles without them having been unlocked...]] ** And, of course, Strong Bad always types with no fingers. Always {{Lampshaded}} with the ridiculous number of emails he recieves asking "How do you type with boxing gloves on?" Addressed once when he taped random objects onto his boxing gloves as "fingers," which led to his inability to type correctly. * The characters in ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'' don't have arms. {{Lampshaded}} in the [[CreditsGag end credits]] to the ''VideoGame/GuitarHero'' review, questioning how one character had a bind despite having no arms. ** One review had to clarify when a character was supposed to be "crossing his arms."
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** Most likely invisible arms. At the end of "8-Bit is Enough", [[spoiler:you see him chained up as if he had arms.]] *** arms]]. And yet afterwards, [[spoiler:Homestar walks away from the shackles without them having been unlocked...]] ** And, of course, Strong Bad always types with no fingers. Always {{Lampshaded}} {{lampshade|Hanging}}d with the ridiculous number of emails he recieves receives asking "How do you type with boxing gloves on?" Addressed once when he taped random objects onto his boxing gloves as "fingers," which led to his inability to type correctly. * The characters in ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'' don't have arms. {{Lampshaded}} {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in the [[CreditsGag end credits]] to the ''VideoGame/GuitarHero'' review, questioning how one character had a bind despite having no arms. ** arms. One review had to clarify when a character was supposed to be "crossing his arms."

* RiceBoy, despite being the only character in his {{Verse}} with no obvious limbs, has comparatively little trouble picking up and carrying small objects.
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* RiceBoy, Webcomic/RiceBoy, despite being the only character in his {{Verse}} with no obvious limbs, has comparatively little trouble picking up and carrying small objects.

* Wally the Whale and his fishy friends of FruitIncest tend to just float and move objects without any limbs or even flippers. [[http://fruitincest.com/archives/win/ Lampshaded]] a couple of times, as even they don't seem to know how they do it.
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* Wally the Whale and his fishy friends of FruitIncest Webcomic/FruitIncest tend to just float and move objects without any limbs or even flippers. [[http://fruitincest.com/archives/win/ Lampshaded]] a couple of times, as even they don't seem to know how they do it.

* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' don't appear to have fingers, but this doesn't stop them from being able to pick up the phone. As with ''Homestar Runner'', this has been lampshaded several times. Once when Buttercup [[FreakyFridayFlip switched bodies with the professor]] she found it weird that she had to use fingers and that things didn't just magically stick to her hand. ** The titular girls also lack noses and ears for some reason, and yet are still able to smell and hear things. As with their hands, every other character in the show has a nose and ears. They also don't have feet in the same sense that other characters do- instead they have vaguely defined areas on the rounded ends of their legs that serve as feet and they somehow wear shoes on. They look rather bizarre [[FridgeLogic when you think about it,]] which raises the question of why anyone in the PPG universe finds them cute. *** The movie actually has a character point out how freakish the girls looked while the entire town tells them what an awful jobs they're doing. * Most of the characters from ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'' are sentient vegetables with no limbs, yet they frequently brandish devices or perform tasks that would require some form of manual dexterity to operate -- some examples are driving, wearing, eating, and wear boxing gloves. {{Lampshaded}} for further comedic effect where Larry the cucumber says he can't play a guitar because he has no hands. He ends up playing the theme with a sousaphone.
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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' don't appear to have fingers, but this doesn't stop them from being able to pick up the phone. As with ''Homestar Runner'', this has been lampshaded several times. Once when Buttercup [[FreakyFridayFlip switched bodies with the professor]] she found it weird that she had to use fingers and that things didn't just magically stick to her hand. ** hand. The titular girls also lack noses and ears for some reason, and yet are still able to smell and hear things. As with their hands, every other character in the show has a nose and ears. They also don't have feet in the same sense that other characters do- instead they have vaguely defined areas on the rounded ends of their legs that serve as feet and they somehow wear shoes on. They look rather bizarre [[FridgeLogic when you think about it,]] which raises the question of why anyone in the PPG universe finds them cute. *** cute. The movie actually has a character point out how freakish the girls looked while the entire town tells them what an awful jobs they're doing. * Most of the characters from ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'' are sentient vegetables with no limbs, yet they frequently brandish devices or perform tasks that would require some form of manual dexterity to operate -- some examples are driving, wearing, eating, and wear boxing gloves. {{Lampshaded}} {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d for further comedic effect where Larry the cucumber says he can't play a guitar because he has no hands. He ends up playing the theme with a sousaphone.

* Phantom Limb on ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers''. Technically, his limbs were just rendered invisible (and dangerous to the touch), but he still looked like nothing more than a floating torso. * In ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', Patrick Star has neither ears nor a nose, which is {{Lampshaded}} on occasion. ("I cannot believe what I'm hearing!" "How can you hear it? You don't have any ears!") This is actually a plot point in at least one episode, where Pat doesn't realize [=SpongeBob=] has bad breath on account of his noselessness. ** There's also an episode where Patrick get's a nose surgically grafted to his face and he begins to enjoy all the wonderful smells of the world (before the conflict rears it's ugly head). He later gets ears at the end of the episode (we never learn how that turns out). * ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'': Kawolski, the smart man of the group, is capable of building eye-popping inventions and machinery despite the fact he only has finglerless flippers for hands.
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* Phantom Limb on ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers''. ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' Technically, his limbs were just rendered invisible (and dangerous to the touch), but he still looked like nothing more than a floating torso. * In ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', ''WesternAnimation/{{SpongeBob SquarePants}}'', Patrick Star has neither ears nor a nose, which is {{Lampshaded}} {{lampshade|Hanging}}d on occasion. ("I cannot believe what I'm hearing!" "How can you hear it? You don't have any ears!") This is actually a plot point in at least one episode, where Pat doesn't realize [=SpongeBob=] has bad breath on account of his noselessness. ** noiselessness. There's also an episode where Patrick get's a nose surgically grafted to his face and he begins to enjoy all the wonderful smells of the world (before the conflict rears it's ugly head). He later gets ears at the end of the episode (we never learn how that turns out). * ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'': Kawolski, Kowalski, the smart man of the group, is capable of building eye-popping inventions and machinery despite the fact he only has finglerless flippers for hands.

* ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'': Heloise lacks wrists, but only when she's wearing her robe. ** She appears to have no feet and has been referred to In-Universe as not having any, but is capable of tap-dancing. WordOfGod is that she's a shapeshifter. * Starting in late 2013 AMC Theaters has had some AMC Amazing spots [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUa02W_zIZA before the film]] featuring creepy red spherical characters usually without eyes or limbs, living in a gray world. They appear to hop around instead of walk and like in ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'' and ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' have what I call "Phantom Limb Psychokinesis", that is they can manipulate objects without touching them, but only within the reach and strength limitations of actual arms and hands.
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* ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'': Heloise lacks wrists, but only when she's wearing her robe. ** robe. She appears to have no feet and has been referred to In-Universe as not having any, but is capable of tap-dancing. WordOfGod is that she's a shapeshifter. * Starting in late 2013 AMC Theaters has had some AMC Amazing spots [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUa02W_zIZA before the film]] film featuring creepy red spherical characters usually without eyes or limbs, living in a gray world. They appear to hop around instead of walk and like in ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'' and ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' have what I call "Phantom Limb Psychokinesis", that is they can manipulate objects without touching them, but only within the reach and strength limitations of actual arms and hands.

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30th Dec '15 12:43:03 AM KatanaCat
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* ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' does this all the time. They are ''ponies''--they are unquestionably quadrupedal and have no fingers to boot. Yet they cook, dress up, decorate, etc. Now, the [[RealLife actual toys]] have magnets in their hooves to help them manipulate stuff, [[EpilepticTrees so.....]]
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* ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' does this all the time. They are ''ponies''--they ''ponies'' -- they are unquestionably quadrupedal and have no fingers to boot. Yet they cook, dress up, decorate, etc. and do various other things that aren't so easy without hands. Now, some of the [[RealLife actual toys]] have magnets in their hooves to help them manipulate stuff, [[EpilepticTrees so.....]]
13th Dec '15 2:43:28 PM Totema
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** G1 was similar too. They made a point to have ponies use their mouths for everything, even the first two specials having them as being completely non-anthro, but on rare occasions they'll use their hands.
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** G1 was similar too. They made a point to have ponies use their mouths for everything, even the first two specials having them as being completely non-anthro, but on rare occasions they'll use their hooves like hands.
29th Oct '15 6:08:01 PM nombretomado
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* The characters in ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'' don't have arms. {{Lampshaded}} in the [[CreditsGag end credits]] to the GuitarHero review, questioning how one character had a bind despite having no arms.
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* The characters in ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'' don't have arms. {{Lampshaded}} in the [[CreditsGag end credits]] to the GuitarHero ''VideoGame/GuitarHero'' review, questioning how one character had a bind despite having no arms.
29th Sep '15 3:45:25 AM StFan
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* Krillin of ''DragonBall'' fame was drawn without a nose, which was a plot point when he was in a fight with a large, hairy man who deliberately didn't bathe so no one would be able to stand being around him long enough to actually fight him. He suffered horribly from the odor during the fight, until Goku reminded Krillin that he didn't have a nose... ** In the same arc (in the manga, at least), Krillin fights Jackie Chun and flicks boogers at him. Fans wrote in asking how it was possible if they'd just established that he doesn't have a nose and the author admitted he forgot about it when he wrote that scene. ** Of course, next arc had him sniffing a jewel Bulma hid in [[TrouserSpace her bikini bottom front]] because "it might smell bad". This was more RuleOfFunny than lack of consistency.
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* Krillin of ''DragonBall'' ''Franchise/DragonBall'' fame was drawn without a nose, which was a plot point when he was in a fight with a large, hairy man who deliberately didn't bathe so no one would be able to stand being around him long enough to actually fight him. He suffered horribly from the odor during the fight, until Goku reminded Krillin that he didn't have a nose... ** nose... In the same arc (in the manga, at least), Krillin fights Jackie Chun and flicks boogers at him. Fans wrote in asking how it was possible if they'd just established that he doesn't have a nose and the author admitted he forgot about it when he wrote that scene. \n** Of course, next arc had him sniffing a jewel Bulma hid in [[TrouserSpace her bikini bottom front]] because "it might smell bad". This was more RuleOfFunny than lack of consistency.

* In ''PaniPoniDash'', anthropomorphic rabbit Mesousa isn't drawn with hands, and is frequently depressed when reminded that he can't hold anything.
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* In ''PaniPoniDash'', ''Anime/PaniPoniDash'', anthropomorphic rabbit Mesousa isn't drawn with hands, and is frequently depressed when reminded that he can't hold anything.

[[folder:Comics]] * There's a ''[[Comicstrip/TheFarSide Far Side]]'' cartoon somewhere with a bunch of snakes in a bar, all holding and reading newspapers despite their lack of arms. Larson himself pointed out the problem in one of the book collections. ** It's also subverted in another strip, with a cowboy snake saying to another that they shouldn't duel, since it will just be another standoff. ** And one where a bunch of snakes are having a party inside a house while another snake is outside looking in through the window. One of the snakes inside is standing at the door and saying "Hey, Bob wants in. Anyone know how to work this thing?" * {{Cathy}} has no nose, and yet she frequently talks about how good something smells. ** This is pointed out in both PearlsBeforeSwine and {{Foxtrot}}.
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[[folder:Comics]] * There's a ''[[Comicstrip/TheFarSide Far Side]]'' cartoon somewhere with a bunch of snakes in a bar, all holding and reading newspapers despite their lack of arms. Larson himself pointed out the problem in one of the book collections. ** It's also subverted in another strip, with a cowboy snake saying to another that they shouldn't duel, since it will just be another standoff. ** And one where a bunch of snakes are having a party inside a house while another snake is outside looking in through the window. One of the snakes inside is standing at the door and saying "Hey, Bob wants in. Anyone know how to work this thing?" * {{Cathy}} has no nose, and yet she frequently talks about how good something smells. ** This is pointed out in both PearlsBeforeSwine and {{Foxtrot}}.[[folder:Comic Books]]

* Synergy from ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}} And The Holograms'' literally has no feet due to being a hologram.

[[folder:Comic Strips]] * Synergy from ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}} ''Comicstrip/TheFarSide'': ** There's a cartoon somewhere with a bunch of snakes in a bar, all holding and reading newspapers despite their lack of arms. Larson himself pointed out the problem in one of the book collections. ** It's also subverted in another strip, with a cowboy snake saying to another that they shouldn't duel, since it will just be another standoff. ** And The Holograms'' literally one where a bunch of snakes are having a party inside a house while another snake is outside looking in through the window. One of the snakes inside is standing at the door and saying "Hey, Bob wants in. Anyone know how to work this thing?" * ComicStrip/{{Cathy}} has no feet due to being a hologram.nose, and yet she frequently talks about how good something smells. This is pointed out in both ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'' and ''ComicStrip/{{Foxtrot}}''. [[/folder]]

* All the characters in ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'' are... well, cars. With no hands. So how do they grip things like power tools or flags? There are foot (wheel?) pedals that they use to activate some things, and some of the cars have special attachments for holding things, but the question remains: ''how was all this stuff built?'' ** Apparently, the storyboarders [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOaMkJHBUBg twisted themselves into knots trying to figure this out.]] Suggestions included the trunk, antenna-holders, and helper monkeys. For the sake of their sanity, they decided to ignore it. * Many Monsters in ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc.'' A lot of the stock monsters are shown without hands, feet, or are just toothy heads walking around on little nub limbs. So how do these monsters operate the machinery, let alone drive cars? In fact, how can Wazowski drive a car himself so effectively when he doesn't have binocular vision? ** Possibly [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2008-04-29 this]] could provide an answer of sorts. *** There are people with only one eye who drive perfectly well. The real limiting factor is peripheral vision, and since Wazowski's mostly a giant eye… * ''SurfsUp'': Justified with Chicken Joe because he can at least use his feather fingers to manipulate objects, but it becomes stranger when it shows the main character, Cody, somehow using a Shaka sign (which consists of extending the thumb and smallest finger while keeping the three middle fingers curled, and raising the hand as in salutation with the back of the hand facing the person that is being greeted) despite having flippers.
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* All the characters in ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'' are... well, cars. With no hands. So how do they grip things like power tools or flags? There are foot (wheel?) pedals that they use to activate some things, and some of the cars have special attachments for holding things, but the question remains: ''how was all this stuff built?'' ** built?'' Apparently, the storyboarders [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOaMkJHBUBg twisted themselves into knots trying to figure this out.]] Suggestions included the trunk, antenna-holders, and helper monkeys. For the sake of their sanity, they decided to ignore it. * Many Monsters in ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc.'' A lot of the stock monsters are shown without hands, feet, or are just toothy heads walking around on little nub limbs. So how do these monsters operate the machinery, let alone drive cars? In fact, how can Wazowski drive a car himself so effectively when he doesn't have binocular vision? ** Possibly [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2008-04-29 this]] could provide an answer of sorts. *** There are people with only one eye who drive perfectly well. The real limiting factor is peripheral vision, and since Wazowski's mostly a giant eye… cars? * ''SurfsUp'': ''WesternAnimation/SurfsUp'': Justified with Chicken Joe because he can at least use his feather fingers to manipulate objects, but it becomes stranger when it shows the main character, Cody, somehow using a Shaka sign (which consists of extending the thumb and smallest finger while keeping the three middle fingers curled, and raising the hand as in salutation with the back of the hand facing the person that is being greeted) despite having flippers.

* The oysters in "The Walrus and the Carpenter" from ''[[Literature/AliceInWonderland Through the Looking Glass]]'':
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* The oysters in "The Walrus and the Carpenter" from ''[[Literature/AliceInWonderland Through the Looking Glass]]'':Glass]]''. The Disney version shows this by having the oysters floating over disembodied shoes.

** The Disney version shows this by having the oysters floating over disembodied shoes.

[[folder:Live Action TV]] * ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' parodies this; Tom Servo's lack of arms doesn't prevent him from playing a bass for [[NotableOriginalMusic "Hike Up Your Pants"]]... nor does it stop him from actually ''twirling it around''. ** It's really more played with than done straight. Tom ''has'' arms and hands. They're just not functional.
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[[folder:Live Action [[folder:Live-Action TV]] * ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' parodies this; Tom Servo's lack of arms doesn't prevent him from playing a bass for [[NotableOriginalMusic "Hike Up Your Pants"]]... nor does it stop him from actually ''twirling it around''. ** around''. It's really more played with than done straight. Tom ''has'' arms and hands. They're just not functional.

* VideoGame/{{Rayman}}, being the TropeNamer for RaymanianLimbs, has visible hands and feet, but no arms, legs, or neck. And given his use of WhiteGloves, we can't even be sure he actually has ''anything'' besides his head. In moments of boredom, Rayman has a tendency to remove his torso and bounce it like a basketball. ** ''Rayman: Raving Rabbids'' implies that he might have invisible legs. If he is wearing pants, you can clearly see ''knees''. * In ''{{Spore}}'', creatures without arms handle tools just fine, though the game suggests you get arms anyway (and, indeed, the Creature phase actually gets kind of hard without em). ** Creature without arms in Spore wield tools with their mouths.
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* VideoGame/{{Rayman}}, being the TropeNamer for RaymanianLimbs, has visible hands and feet, but no arms, legs, or neck. And given his use of WhiteGloves, we can't even be sure he actually has ''anything'' besides his head. In moments of boredom, Rayman has a tendency to remove his torso and bounce it like a basketball. ** basketball. ''Rayman: Raving Rabbids'' implies that he might have invisible legs. If he is wearing pants, you can clearly see ''knees''. * In ''{{Spore}}'', creatures '' VideoGame/{{Spore}}'' ** Creatures without arms handle tools just fine, though the game suggests you get arms anyway (and, indeed, the Creature phase actually gets kind of hard without em). ** em). Creature without arms in Spore wield tools with their mouths.

* All characters in ''{{Webcomic/Comc}}'' are drawn without eyes or ears, or anything below the head, for that matter. [[PunBasedTitle The lack of eyes is the title's origin.]]
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* All characters in ''{{Webcomic/Comc}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Comc}}'' are drawn without eyes or ears, or anything below the head, for that matter. [[PunBasedTitle The lack of eyes is the title's origin.]]

* Bob and other beholders from ''YetAnotherFantasyGamerComic'' sometimes give off this effect, carrying or manipulating things despite a lack of prehensile appendage. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], though, since [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons beholders]] are gifted with telekinesis.
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* Bob and other beholders from ''YetAnotherFantasyGamerComic'' ''Webcomic/YetAnotherFantasyGamerComic'' sometimes give off this effect, carrying or manipulating things despite a lack of prehensile appendage. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], {{Justified|Trope}}, though, since [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons beholders]] ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''[='=] beholders are gifted with telekinesis.

--> '''Vexxarr''': Humph. Makes you ask the big questions... --> '''Minionbot 107''': Such as...? --> '''Vexxarr''': Hands! They don't have any hands! How can they riot and burn their cities if they don't have any hands!? --> '''Minionbot 107''': True... even the Buddha has the one. ** "[[http://www.vexxarr.com/archive.php?seldate=012306 Now tell me, in explicit detail...]]"
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--> '''Vexxarr''': '''Vexxarr:''' Humph. Makes you ask the big questions... --> questions.\\ '''Minionbot 107''': 107:''' Such as...? --> '''Vexxarr''': ?\\ '''Vexxarr:''' Hands! They don't have any hands! How can they riot and burn their cities if they don't have any hands!? --> hands!?\\ '''Minionbot 107''': 107:''' True... even the Buddha has the one. ** "[[http://www.vexxarr.com/archive.php?seldate=012306 Now tell me, in explicit detail...]]"one.

* ''ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'': Kawolski, the smart man of the group, is capable of building eye-popping inventions and machinery despite the fact he only has finglerless flippers for hands. * ''MyLittlePony'' does this all the time. They are ''ponies''--they are unquestionably quadrupedal and have no fingers to boot. Yet they cook, dress up, decorate, etc. Now, the [[RealLife actual toys]] have magnets in their hooves to help them manipulate stuff, [[EpilepticTrees so.....]] ** A large part of the art direction in WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic is dedicated to averting this, with manipulation mostly occurring using their mouths, tails, and [[MindOverMatter telekinesis]] for unicorns. There is the odd case of things mysteriously sticking to hooves, but they are the exception rather than the rule. *** But that raises the issue of the tails - while horse tails do have a base called the dock which can be moved, it's very short and the rest of the tail is just pure hair. Said dock doesn't even appear in the show's character designs... and yet Applejack can [[PrehensileHair grip and use a lasso with the end of her tail]]?
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* ''ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'': ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'': Kawolski, the smart man of the group, is capable of building eye-popping inventions and machinery despite the fact he only has finglerless flippers for hands. * ''MyLittlePony'' ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' does this all the time. They are ''ponies''--they are unquestionably quadrupedal and have no fingers to boot. Yet they cook, dress up, decorate, etc. Now, the [[RealLife actual toys]] have magnets in their hooves to help them manipulate stuff, [[EpilepticTrees so.....]] ** A large part of the art direction in WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' is dedicated to averting this, with manipulation mostly occurring using their mouths, tails, and [[MindOverMatter telekinesis]] for unicorns. There is the odd case of things mysteriously sticking to hooves, but they are the exception rather than the rule. *** rule. But that raises the issue of the tails - -- while horse tails do have a base called the dock which can be moved, it's very short and the rest of the tail is just pure hair. Said dock doesn't even appear in the show's character designs... and yet Applejack can [[PrehensileHair grip and use a lasso with the end of her tail]]?
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* Onion from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' lacks visible ears. This (among many other things) has caused fans to speculate that [[AmbiguouslyHuman he may not be human]].
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': ** Onion from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' lacks visible ears. This (among many other things) has caused fans to speculate that [[AmbiguouslyHuman he may not be human]].human]], though later it's shown he is. ** Steven doesn't have a visible ear canal. In "Catch and Release" he's shown cleaning his ears however he just seems to pass it over skin.
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