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22nd Jun '16 4:56:32 PM Gamecubist
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* The half-elf Tiffania Westwood from ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero''. She has to cover them [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer to avoid the prejudices against her people.]]

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* The half-elf Tiffania Westwood from ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero''. She has to cover them [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer [[FantasticRacism to avoid the prejudices against her people.]]



* Blink from ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast''. Although why the ability to create portals would also give her pointy ears isn't known. It could be just a peculiar side-effect of having Teleport Spam abilities since Nightcrawler and Azazel also have them.

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* Blink from ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast''. Although why the ability to create portals would also give her pointy ears isn't known. It could be just a peculiar side-effect of having Teleport Spam teleportation abilities since Nightcrawler and Azazel also have them.



* Creator/JRRTolkien's hobbits have slightly pointed ears (described as such in a letter to an illustrator, but never in the narrative). On the other hand, his Elves' ears are only ever wrote about once, calling them "leaf-shaped" in a posthumously published glossary of Noldorin tongue. This is essentially the origin of the entire "pointy-eared elf" meme in modern fantasy; "leaf-shaped" is generally interpreted as "pointy".

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* Creator/JRRTolkien's hobbits have slightly pointed ears (described as such in a letter to an illustrator, but never in the narrative). On the other hand, his Elves' ears are only ever wrote about once, calling them "leaf-shaped" in a posthumously published glossary of Noldorin tongue. This is essentially the origin of the entire "pointy-eared elf" meme trope in modern fantasy; "leaf-shaped" is generally interpreted as "pointy".
19th May '16 10:01:18 AM Edrobot
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Pikmin}}'', all of the playable characters are of a race of {{Lilliputian|s}} astronauts that are in part characterized by their pointy ears.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Pikmin}}'', all The Hocotatians of the playable characters are of a race of {{Lilliputian|s}} astronauts that are in part characterized by their pointy ears.''VideoGame/{{Pikmin}}'' series have these, as well as Yellow Pikmin.



* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' doesn't have any elves at all, however that does not stop them from from adding in Caster, though you can only see it [[AllThereInTheManual in supplemental materials.]]

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* Caster from ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' doesn't have any elves at all, however that does not stop them from from adding in Caster, has these, though you can only see it [[AllThereInTheManual in supplemental materials.]]they're usually concealed by her [[InTheHood sinister-looking hood]].
19th May '16 9:55:10 AM Edrobot
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* Pretty much every version of elves in just about every RPG setting.

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* Pretty much every version of elves in just about every RPG setting.setting, with ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' being the Trope Codifer for the genre.
2nd May '16 1:47:48 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The Zentraedi of ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' have these, with Zentraedi/Human hybrids sometimes expressing these in later series. A {{Retcon}} as Zentraedi from the original ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' series had normal ears, but after ''[[Anime/MacrossDoYouRememberLove Do You Remember Love?]]'' depicted its Zentreadi with pointed ears, the convention was picked up by later Macross productions.

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* The Zentraedi of ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' have these, with Zentraedi/Human hybrids sometimes expressing these in later series. A {{Retcon}} as Zentraedi from the original ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' series had normal ears, but after ''[[Anime/MacrossDoYouRememberLove Do You Remember Love?]]'' depicted its Zentreadi with pointed ears, the convention was picked up by later Macross ''Macross'' productions.
2nd May '16 1:47:25 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The Zendtraedi of ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' have these, and Zentraedi/Human hybrids sometimes express these in later series. A {{Retcon}} as Zentradi from the original ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' series had normal ears, but after ''[[Anime/MacrossDoYouRememberLove Do You Remember Love?]]'' depicted their Zentreadi with pointed ears, the convention was picked up by later Macross productions.

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* The Zendtraedi Zentraedi of ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' have these, and with Zentraedi/Human hybrids sometimes express expressing these in later series. A {{Retcon}} as Zentradi Zentraedi from the original ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' series had normal ears, but after ''[[Anime/MacrossDoYouRememberLove Do You Remember Love?]]'' depicted their its Zentreadi with pointed ears, the convention was picked up by later Macross productions.
10th Apr '16 10:37:57 AM GlassRain
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* People from Sønheim in ''Webcomic/LeifAndThorn''.
21st Mar '16 3:22:23 AM NozzDogg
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* In ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' pointy ears are a distinctive trait of both the Martian royal and priest castes, as well as possibly the Ancient Martians they are descended from.
5th Feb '16 2:33:21 AM Raptor
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* Eddie Munster (a werewolf) from ''Series/TheMunsters'' and ''Series/TheMunstersToday''.
4th Feb '16 5:40:18 PM WillKeaton
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* The immortals in ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', complete with LampshadeHanging by Mr. Verres. Immortals' ears are [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1109 super-long]], and more so with age. Elves, which are [[HalfHumanHybrid half-immortals]] in EGS, have [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=995 more conventional]] pointy ears.

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* The immortals in ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', complete with LampshadeHanging by Mr. Verres. Immortals' ears are [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1109 super-long]], super-long,]] and more so with age. Elves, which are [[HalfHumanHybrid half-immortals]] in EGS, have [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=995 more conventional]] pointy ears.
4th Feb '16 5:39:49 PM WillKeaton
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* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' has an... interesting history with this trope. Basically, ZUN can't draw ears, and usually hides them behind hair or hats. When he does draw them they turn out pointy regardless of whether they probably should. The first character to get ears, [[GreenEyedMonster Parsee]], is widely accepted as having Pointy Ears in fanon, and has had them semi-canonized by ''[[AllThereInTheManual Wild and Horned Hermit]]''.. The next, Orin, is a CatGirl, so the fandom mostly pretends that she only has cat ears[[note]]her portrait had two sets of ears[[/note]]. Then ''Double Spoiler'' gave ears to its Tengu protagonists, leading to something of an uproar in the fandom. Now some fans have decided that all {{youkai}} have PointyEars, others stick with them for Parsee and the tengu, and the rest just stopped caring.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' has an... interesting history with this trope. Basically, ZUN can't draw ears, and usually hides them behind hair or hats. When he does draw them they turn out pointy regardless of whether they probably should. The first character to get ears, [[GreenEyedMonster Parsee]], is widely accepted as having Pointy Ears in fanon, and has had them semi-canonized by ''[[AllThereInTheManual Wild and Horned Hermit]]''.. The next, Orin, is a CatGirl, so the fandom mostly pretends that she only has cat ears[[note]]her ears.[[note]]Her portrait had two sets of ears[[/note]]. ears.[[/note]] Then ''Double Spoiler'' gave ears to its Tengu protagonists, leading to something of an uproar in the fandom. Now some fans have decided that all {{youkai}} have PointyEars, others stick with them for Parsee and the tengu, and the rest just stopped caring.
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