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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.
4th Feb '16 5:37:44 PM WillKeaton
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* While he's not yet been seen in the games, the ''VideoGame/{{Metroid}}'' manga featured a pointed eared alien named Kreatz who was on Samus's squad back in her federation days. Kreatz and his partner Mauk (a hairy pig alien) were clearly designed to be shout-outs to the two founding extraterrestrial members of ''Franchise/StarTrek'''s Federation, the Vulcans and the Tellarites. Interesting because the races' personalities were inverted for Kreatz and Mauk (Kreatz's species being the insulting violent one and Mauk's being proud intellectuals but assumed to be ProudWarriorRaceGuy (s) due to their appearances).
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* While he's not yet been seen in the games, the ''VideoGame/{{Metroid}}'' manga featured a pointed eared alien named Kreatz who was on Samus's squad back in her federation days. Kreatz and his partner Mauk (a hairy pig alien) were clearly designed to be shout-outs to the two founding extraterrestrial members of ''Franchise/StarTrek'''s Federation, the Vulcans and the Tellarites. Interesting because the races' personalities were inverted for Kreatz and Mauk (Kreatz's species being the insulting violent one and Mauk's being proud intellectuals but assumed to be ProudWarriorRaceGuy (s) [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy warriors]] due to their appearances).

* Several comic books in the ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' feature characters of [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Sephi the Sephi]], who very humanlike but with pointy ears. Fae, Aleco Stusea, and that one girl who was an obvious {{Expy}} of [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Princess Zelda]]. We don't hear that much about the latter two, but Fae was said to be a thousand years old, and was believed (at least by [[TheObiWan Obi-Wan Kenobi]]) to be immortal.
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* Several comic books in the ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' feature characters of [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Sephi the Sephi]], Sephi,]] who very humanlike but with pointy ears. Fae, Aleco Stusea, and that one girl who was an obvious {{Expy}} of [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Princess Zelda]]. We don't hear that much about the latter two, but Fae was said to be a thousand years old, and was believed (at least by [[TheObiWan Obi-Wan Kenobi]]) to be immortal.
21st Jan '16 10:46:33 AM Willbyr
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* All vampires in ''ChibiVampire''.
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* All vampires in ''ChibiVampire''.''Manga/{{Karin}}''.
3rd Jan '16 8:29:44 PM hamza678
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* Fan works set in [[TolkiensLegendarium Middle-earth]] mention the pointy ears of elves far more often than Creator/JRRTolkien's original books. In some fan stories, characters identify elves by their ears. An elf might disguise itself as a mortal man by covering its ear tips. (Tolkien does not use the ears. In ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', characters can identify elves by hearing their voices.)
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* Fan works set in [[TolkiensLegendarium [[Franchise/TolkiensLegendarium Middle-earth]] mention the pointy ears of elves far more often than Creator/JRRTolkien's original books. In some fan stories, characters identify elves by their ears. An elf might disguise itself as a mortal man by covering its ear tips. (Tolkien does not use the ears. In ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', characters can identify elves by hearing their voices.)
13th Dec '15 8:23:51 PM nombretomado
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* The SubMariner, a HalfHumanHybrid of man and mermaid has these.
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* The SubMariner, ComicBook/SubMariner, a HalfHumanHybrid of man and mermaid has these.
25th Nov '15 6:00:49 PM Austin
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* Nightcrawler of the ComicBook/XMen has pointy ears. Given his overall demonic appearance it's something of a surprise he doesn't have horns.
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* Nightcrawler ComicBook/{{Nightcrawler}} of the ComicBook/XMen has pointy ears. Given his overall demonic appearance it's something of a surprise he doesn't have horns.
21st Nov '15 10:32:44 AM nombretomado
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* Elves in ''Roleplay/RecordOfLodossWar'', ''Anime/ThoseWhoHuntElves'', ''RuneSoldierLouie'' and many other imitators of ''Lodoss''. Dwarves, such as Ghim, have smaller, less pointy ears that look a bit more humanoid.
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* Elves in ''Roleplay/RecordOfLodossWar'', ''Anime/ThoseWhoHuntElves'', ''RuneSoldierLouie'' ''Anime/RuneSoldierLouie'' and many other imitators of ''Lodoss''. Dwarves, such as Ghim, have smaller, less pointy ears that look a bit more humanoid.
28th Oct '15 3:30:01 PM HeraldAlberich
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* Hylians from the ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' series are distinguishable from regular humans (yes, such a race exists in the Zelda series) and similar-looking races by their ears. They don't exactly fall towards the [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman lower measures]], though, as the main characters in the games are traditionally Hylians. ** It's mentioned in some games that the big ears are so Hylians can "hear the voices of the gods". Notably, in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'', Ganondorf's ears go from normal to pointed after obtaining the Triforce of Power.
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* Hylians from the ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' series are distinguishable from regular humans (yes, such a race exists in the Zelda series) and similar-looking races by their ears. They don't exactly fall towards the [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman lower measures]], though, as the main characters in the games are traditionally Hylians. ** It's mentioned in some games that the big ears are so Hylians can "hear the voices of the gods". gods." Notably, in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'', Ganondorf's ears go from normal to pointed after obtaining the Triforce of Power.

** The Kokiri also have pointed ears as do the Sheikah. Both of these are required from a storyline perspective as Link thought himself a Kokari and Zelda [[spoiler:pretends to be a Sheikah]]. They also have other traits however that set them apart such as eternal childhood for the Kokiri and red eyes and dark skin for the Sheikah.
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** The Kokiri also have pointed ears ears, as do the Sheikah. Both of these are required from a storyline perspective perspective, as in ''Ocarina of Time'' Link thought himself a Kokari Kokiri and Zelda [[spoiler:pretends to be a Sheikah]]. They also have other traits however traits, however, that set them apart apart, such as eternal childhood for the Kokiri and red eyes and dark skin for the Sheikah.

** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheMinishCap'' features the Minish, who have extremely long, pointed ears.
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** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheMinishCap'' features the Minish, [[{{Lilliputians}} Minish]], who have extremely long, pointed ears.ears. ** Ghirahim of ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword]]'' has [[FashionableAsymmetry only one pointed ear]] in his normal form; the other, rounded, ear is hidden under his hair. His final form does have both ears pointed.
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