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12th Sep '17 8:21:47 AM BeerBaron
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** Scamps are the [[TheGoomba weakest]] and [[FunSize smallest]] known form of [[OurDemonsAreDifferent lesser Daedra]], and possess very long, triangular pointed ears in the LooksLikeOrlok vein.
2nd Sep '17 4:13:05 AM XFllo
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* 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 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,]] who very humanlike but with pointy ears. Fae, Aleco Stusea, and that one girl who was an obvious {{Expy}} of inspired by [[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 Obi-Wan Kenobi) to be immortal.



* Some of the races in the ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' series fall under this. Mainly the [[OurElvesAreBetter Blood Elves and Night Elves]]. Their ears are so long and pointy that they extend ''past their head'', making them the best example for this trope in Western video games.
** Oddly enough, elven rangers in ''VideoGame/WarcraftII'' had neat slightly pointed ears of roughly human size... in artwork and character portraits. The actual sprite has those huge flapping sheets. Of course, with such small figures running around the screen, the excessively long ears might been simply a way to say 'elf' at that resolution. ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII'', however, has both units and character portraits in 3D, and as a result, the elongated ears have snuck back into portraits and became canon.
** Many other races have pointy ones.
*** Troll males have elongated ears, while females have theirs shortened as a part of enhancing the CuteMonsterGirl appeal.
*** Goblins and orcs have a more humanlike ear shape with a slight point.
*** So do draenei, though theirs evoke the stern Spock expy feeling, being aliens and all.
*** Worgen also have these for a different reason, due to their being [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent lupine]] [[WolfMan in]] [[FunnyAnimal appearance]]. Other HumanoidAnimal such as [[ALoadOfBull tauren]] and [[PandaingToTheAudience pandaren]] avert this as their animal counterparts don't have pointed ears either.

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* Some of the races in the ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' series fall under this. ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'':
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Mainly the [[OurElvesAreBetter Blood Elves and Night Elves]]. Their ears are so long and pointy that they extend ''past their head'', making them the best example for this trope in Western video games.
** Oddly enough, elven Elven rangers in ''VideoGame/WarcraftII'' had neat slightly pointed ears of roughly human size... in artwork and character portraits. The actual sprite has those huge flapping sheets. Of course, with such small figures running around the screen, the excessively long ears might been simply a way to say 'elf' at that resolution. ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII'', however, has both units and character portraits in 3D, and as a result, the elongated ears have snuck back into portraits and became canon.
** Many other races have pointy ones.
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Troll males have elongated ears, while females have theirs shortened as a part of enhancing the CuteMonsterGirl appeal.
*** ** Goblins and orcs have a more humanlike ear shape with a slight point.
*** So do draenei, ** Alien race Draenei have almost human-like ears slightly pointed, though theirs evoke the stern Spock expy feeling, being aliens and all.
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feeling.
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Worgen also have these for a different reason, due to their being [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent lupine]] [[WolfMan in]] [[FunnyAnimal appearance]]. Other HumanoidAnimal such as [[ALoadOfBull tauren]] and [[PandaingToTheAudience pandaren]] avert this as their animal counterparts don't have pointed ears either.



** As do the demons of ''VideoGame/MakaiKingdom''.

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** As do the demons * Demons of ''VideoGame/MakaiKingdom''.''VideoGame/MakaiKingdom'' have pointy ears.



* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsA2'' has the [[CuteMonsterGirl Gria]] and the Rev.



* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI'' the Elvaan and Tarutaru races have similar looking pointed ears that are long and stick out quite a bit, not unlike Hylians circa ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime''
** Their racial {{Expies}} in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' likewise have pointed ears, with the option to customize just how long and pointy they are.

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In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI'' the Elvaan and Tarutaru races have similar looking pointed ears that are long and stick out quite a bit, not unlike Hylians circa ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime''
** Their racial {{Expies}} Similar race in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' likewise have pointed ears, with the option to customize just how long and pointy they are.are.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsA2'' has the [[CuteMonsterGirl Gria]] and the Rev.
24th Aug '17 4:05:52 PM Malady
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* The [[OurElvesAreBetter Elves]] of ''TheStrandsSeries'' by Gael Baudino seem to have pointy ears, although it is never actually mentioned directly in the books. Still, it is implied several times when people who have recently been transformed into Elves because of their [[MagicGenetics Elven heritage]] are encouraged by other Elves to cover their ears with their hair, so that they may move around in public without being recognized.

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* The [[OurElvesAreBetter Elves]] of ''TheStrandsSeries'' ''Literature/TheStrandsSeries'' by Gael Baudino seem to have pointy ears, although it is never actually mentioned directly in the books. Still, it is implied several times when people who have recently been transformed into Elves because of their [[MagicGenetics Elven heritage]] are encouraged by other Elves to cover their ears with their hair, so that they may move around in public without being recognized.



* In the ''{{Literature/Deverry}}'' novels, humans living near the Westfolk view them as barbarians for a number of reasons, including the claim that they crop their children's ears at birth. Jill takes one look at the long, delicately scalloped ears of the Westfolk and realises this is nonsense.

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* In the ''{{Literature/Deverry}}'' ''Literature/{{Deverry}}'' novels, humans living near the Westfolk view them as barbarians for a number of reasons, including the claim that they crop their children's ears at birth. Jill takes one look at the long, delicately scalloped ears of the Westfolk and realises this is nonsense.


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* ''Literature/PrincessesOfThePizzaParlor'': Elves are marked by them, even half-elves, as Gwenevrael has "lightly pointed ears", as said in the first book.
2nd Aug '17 11:56:16 AM inkorporate
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* ''Webcomic/{{Tales from the Interface}}'' has an green alien named Babu who has pointy ears
26th Jul '17 6:01:23 AM StFan
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* {{Mutants}}, as is the case of several ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' like Nightcrawler.

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* {{Mutants}}, as is the case of several ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' ComicBook/XMen like Nightcrawler.






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* Hiruma from ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'' has pointy ears that make him look downright demonic, but he's human.

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* Hiruma from ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'' ''Manga/Eyeshield21'' has pointy ears that make him look downright demonic, but he's human.



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* The elves in ''PoisonElves'' have exceptionally long, and very pointy, ears.

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* The elves in ''PoisonElves'' ''ComicBook/PoisonElves'' have exceptionally long, and very pointy, ears.



* Initially ComicBook/{{Morbius}} [[OurVampiresAreDifferent the Living Vampire]] did not have them, but later artists started adding them after which they quickly became a standard part of his appearance.

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* Initially Initially, ComicBook/{{Morbius}} [[OurVampiresAreDifferent the Living Vampire]] did not have them, but later artists started adding them after which they quickly became a standard part of his appearance.



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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', the Eldar are a race of elf-like aliens with pointed ears, and are the [[SpaceElves futuristic equivalents]] of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'''s elf factions: Craftworld Eldar to High Elves, Exodites to Wood Elves, and Dark Eldar to Dark Elves.

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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'', the Eldar are a race of elf-like aliens with pointed ears, and are the [[SpaceElves futuristic equivalents]] of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'''s elf factions: Craftworld Eldar to High Elves, Exodites to Wood Elves, and Dark Eldar to Dark Elves.



* In ''VideoGame/{{Lineage 2}}'' all races except the Humans have pointed ears. This is to show how the Humans were created as [[spoiler: unintentionally inferior and flawed]] in the world's creation myth. The Kamael have pointed ears because [[spoiler: they are genetically altered elves essentially created to be living weapons.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Lineage 2}}'' ''VideoGame/Lineage2'' all races except the Humans have pointed ears. This is to show how the Humans were created as [[spoiler: unintentionally inferior and flawed]] in the world's creation myth. The Kamael have pointed ears because [[spoiler: they are genetically altered elves essentially created to be living weapons.]]



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* [[http://www.modernplasztika.co.hu/audioful_eng.html Audio ears]]. Devoted cosplayers won't need their fancy latex ears anymore.
** That particular site has been found to be a hoax, but [[http://wiki.bmezine.com/index.php/Ear_Pointing there is actual ear pointing surgery available.]]
* Some people are actually born with one or both ears pointed. However, it's usually operated on when they're young.
** Occasionally they straighten out on their own as the baby grows.

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* [[http://www.modernplasztika.co.hu/audioful_eng.html Audio ears]]. Devoted cosplayers won't need their fancy latex ears anymore.
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anymore. That particular site has been found to be a hoax, but [[http://wiki.bmezine.com/index.php/Ear_Pointing there is actual ear pointing surgery available.]]
* Some people are actually born with one or both ears pointed. However, it's usually operated on when they're young.
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young. Occasionally they straighten out on their own as the baby grows.
18th Jul '17 9:57:26 PM Gamermaster
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* Agito of ''FranchiseLyricalNanoha'', who also has bat wings and a pointed tail, giving her a demon-like look (if they come from ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'', at least).

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* Agito of ''FranchiseLyricalNanoha'', ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'', who also has bat wings and a pointed tail, giving her a demon-like look (if they come from ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'', at least).
18th Jul '17 9:57:15 PM Gamermaster
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* Agito of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', who also has bat wings and a pointed tail, giving her a demon-like look (if they come from ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'', at least).

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* Agito of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', ''FranchiseLyricalNanoha'', who also has bat wings and a pointed tail, giving her a demon-like look (if they come from ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'', at least).
15th Jul '17 2:45:39 PM nombretomado
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* In an otherwise mundane Verse, EmilyOfNewMoon has slightly pointed ears.

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* In an otherwise mundane Verse, EmilyOfNewMoon ''Literature/EmilyOfNewMoon'' has slightly pointed ears.
11th Jul '17 10:26:26 AM BeerBaron
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** Some other non-Mer (at least, as far as we know) beings also possess pointed ears, including [[OurGiantsAreBigger Giants]], [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent Goblins]], and Rieklings.

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** Some other non-Mer (at least, as far as we know) beings also possess pointed ears, including [[OurGiantsAreBigger Giants]], [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent Goblins]], [[OurOgresAreHungrier Ogres]], and Rieklings.
30th Jun '17 12:16:09 PM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', the [[OurElvesAreDifferent Races of Mer (Elves)]] possess the standard fantasy "Elf" version. The royal families of the Bretons (a race of UnevenHybrid offspring of Man/Mer relations thousands of years ago) are said to still have slight points to their ears, showing their Mer ancestry.

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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', the ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'':
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[[OurElvesAreDifferent Races of Mer (Elves)]] possess the standard fantasy "Elf" version. The royal families of the Bretons (a race of UnevenHybrid offspring of Man/Mer relations thousands of years ago) are said to still have slight points to their ears, showing their Mer ancestry.ancestry.
** Some other non-Mer (at least, as far as we know) beings also possess pointed ears, including [[OurGiantsAreBigger Giants]], [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent Goblins]], and Rieklings.
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