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17th Apr '17 1:46:03 PM Morgenthaler
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* A few [[OriginalGeneration original]] characters in the ''KingdomHearts'' series have pointed ears, like Master Xehanort, Xigbar and Saïx. The reason that they have pointed ears is unclear, but seeing as the three men all have SupernaturalGoldEyes and ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'' shows that Braig (Xigbar's original persona) gains the gold eyes and pointy ears at the same time, they could be another sign of giving into Darkness.

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* A few [[OriginalGeneration original]] characters in the ''KingdomHearts'' ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'' series have pointed ears, like Master Xehanort, Xigbar and Saïx. The reason that they have pointed ears is unclear, but seeing as the three men all have SupernaturalGoldEyes and ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'' shows that Braig (Xigbar's original persona) gains the gold eyes and pointy ears at the same time, they could be another sign of giving into Darkness.



* Half of the races in ''{{Rift}}''. Interestingly enough, this applies whether or not you split {{humans|ByAnyOtherName}} and [[OurElvesAreBetter elves]] by faction. (The Defiant, however, have the edge on pointy ears.)
* Fatima of ''LuminousArc2'' has pointy ears, but she seems to be a normal human/witch and no one in-game comments on them.

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* Half of the races in ''{{Rift}}''.''VideoGame/{{Rift}}''. Interestingly enough, this applies whether or not you split {{humans|ByAnyOtherName}} and [[OurElvesAreBetter elves]] by faction. (The Defiant, however, have the edge on pointy ears.)
* Fatima of ''LuminousArc2'' ''VideoGame/LuminousArc2'' has pointy ears, but she seems to be a normal human/witch and no one in-game comments on them.
2nd Apr '17 4:20:10 PM nombretomado
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* The ''VideoGame/PhantasyStar'' series has Numans/Newmans, a genetically engineered race that resemble elves. In the original series, the ears were different between the two instances. In ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarII'' Nei and Neifirst have very long pointed ears that go past their heads. Rika in ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarIV'' has smaller pointed ears with bits of black on the ends. ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarOnline'''s Newman race have differing ears depending on their class. Hunter Newmans have ears like Nei, while Forces have long pointed ears that stick out from the sides of their heads almost horizontally. In ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarZero'', Newman ears are much smaller, but still pointy. ''PhantasyStarUniverse'' and its portable spinoffs, along with ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarOnline2'', allow players to determine the shape of their newman's ears thanks to their powerful character creators.

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* The ''VideoGame/PhantasyStar'' series has Numans/Newmans, a genetically engineered race that resemble elves. In the original series, the ears were different between the two instances. In ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarII'' Nei and Neifirst have very long pointed ears that go past their heads. Rika in ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarIV'' has smaller pointed ears with bits of black on the ends. ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarOnline'''s Newman race have differing ears depending on their class. Hunter Newmans have ears like Nei, while Forces have long pointed ears that stick out from the sides of their heads almost horizontally. In ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarZero'', Newman ears are much smaller, but still pointy. ''PhantasyStarUniverse'' ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarUniverse'' and its portable spinoffs, along with ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarOnline2'', allow players to determine the shape of their newman's ears thanks to their powerful character creators.
27th Mar '17 4:48:46 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** The Kokiri also have pointed ears, as do the Sheikah. Both of these are required from a storyline perspective, as in ''Ocarina of Time'' Link thought himself a Kokiri and Zelda [[spoiler:pretends to be a Sheikah]]. They 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, as do the Sheikah. Both of these are required from a storyline perspective, as in ''Ocarina of Time'' Link thought himself a Kokiri and Zelda [[spoiler:pretends to be a Sheikah]]. They have other traits, however, that set them apart, such as eternal childhood for the Kokiri and red eyes and dark skin for the Sheikah.
27th Mar '17 4:47:52 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Hylians from ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' series are distinguishable from regular non-Hylian humans (such as the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames Holodrumians, Labrynnans]], and [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Ordonians]]) and other human-like races by their pointy ears. They don't exactly fall towards the [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman lower measures]], though; not only are the franchise's two main heroes, Link and Zelda, always Hylians, but the Kingdom of Hyrule itself is Hylian-dominated. According to [[http://www.gamekult.com/actu/miyamoto-la-wii-u-et-le-secret-de-la-triforce-A105550.html this interview]] with Creator/ShigeruMiyamoto, this was inspired by [[Disney/PeterPan Disney's Peter Pan]].

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* Hylians from ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' series are distinguishable from regular non-Hylian humans (such as the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames Holodrumians, Labrynnans]], and [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Ordonians]]) and other human-like races by their pointy ears. They don't exactly fall towards the [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman lower measures]], though; not only are the franchise's two main heroes, Link and Zelda, always Hylians, but the Kingdom of Hyrule itself is Hylian-dominated. According to [[http://www.gamekult.com/actu/miyamoto-la-wii-u-et-le-secret-de-la-triforce-A105550.html this interview]] with Creator/ShigeruMiyamoto, this was inspired by [[Disney/PeterPan Disney's Peter Pan]].


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** While the Gerudo have regular ears in ''Ocarina of Time'' (per the official art), the ones in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda Breath of the Wild]]'' have ears just as pointy as the Hylians' and Sheikah's.
2nd Mar '17 12:15:56 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** Early in '[['VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker The Wind Waker]]'', Ganondorf orchestrates the kidnappings of several pointy-eared girls. Because Hylians are rare in this game, and Zelda is a Hylian and likely in disguise, by sending his minions to look for elf-eared females he stands a decent chance of nabbing her. Unfortunately for him, Link and his sister are also Hylians, and [[TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive the latter's kidnapping kicks off the adventure]].

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** Early in '[['VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker The Wind Waker]]'', Ganondorf orchestrates the kidnappings of several pointy-eared girls. Because Hylians are rare in this game, and Zelda is a Hylian and likely in disguise, by sending his minions to look for elf-eared females he stands a decent chance of nabbing her. Unfortunately for him, Link and his sister are also Hylians, and [[TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive the latter's kidnapping kicks off the adventure]].
22nd Feb '17 10:23:16 PM Bailoroc
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* The title character from ''VideoGame/{{Shantae}}'' has these, because she's half-genie.
15th Feb '17 11:54:03 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Hylians from ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' series are distinguishable from regular non-Hylian humans (such as the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames Holodrumians, Labrynnans]], and [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Ordonians]]) and other human-like races by their pointy ears. They don't exactly fall towards the [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman lower measures]], though; not only are the franchise's two main heroes, Link and Zelda, are always Hylians, but the Kingdom of Hyrule itself is Hylian-dominated. According to [[http://www.gamekult.com/actu/miyamoto-la-wii-u-et-le-secret-de-la-triforce-A105550.html this interview]] with Creator/ShigeruMiyamoto, this was inspired by [[Disney/PeterPan Disney's Peter Pan]].

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* Hylians from ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' series are distinguishable from regular non-Hylian humans (such as the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames Holodrumians, Labrynnans]], and [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Ordonians]]) and other human-like races by their pointy ears. They don't exactly fall towards the [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman lower measures]], though; not only are the franchise's two main heroes, Link and Zelda, are always Hylians, but the Kingdom of Hyrule itself is Hylian-dominated. According to [[http://www.gamekult.com/actu/miyamoto-la-wii-u-et-le-secret-de-la-triforce-A105550.html this interview]] with Creator/ShigeruMiyamoto, this was inspired by [[Disney/PeterPan Disney's Peter Pan]].
15th Feb '17 11:53:03 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Hylians from ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' series are distinguishable from regular non hylian humans (yes, some such as the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames Holodrumians‎, and Labrynnans‎]] 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. According to Creator/ShigeruMiyamoto, this was inspired by [[Disney/PeterPan Disney's Peter Pan]]. [[http://www.gamekult.com/actu/miyamoto-la-wii-u-et-le-secret-de-la-triforce-A105550.html Link]]
** 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.
** Early in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'', Ganondorf orchestrates the kidnappings of several pointy-eared girls. Because Hylians are rare in this game, and Zelda is a Hylian and likely in disguise, by sending his minions to look for elf-eared females he stands a decent chance of nabbing her. Unfortunately for him, Link and his sister are also Hylians, and [[TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive her kidnapping kicks off the adventure]].

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* Hylians from ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' series are distinguishable from regular non hylian non-Hylian humans (yes, some such (such as the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames Holodrumians‎, Holodrumians, Labrynnans]], and Labrynnans‎]] exists in the Zelda series) [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Ordonians]]) and similar-looking other human-like races by their pointy ears. They don't exactly fall towards the [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman lower measures]], though, as though; not only are the franchise's two main characters in heroes, Link and Zelda, are always Hylians, but the games are traditionally Hylians. Kingdom of Hyrule itself is Hylian-dominated. According to Creator/ShigeruMiyamoto, this was inspired by [[Disney/PeterPan Disney's Peter Pan]]. [[http://www.gamekult.com/actu/miyamoto-la-wii-u-et-le-secret-de-la-triforce-A105550.html Link]]
this interview]] with Creator/ShigeruMiyamoto, this was inspired by [[Disney/PeterPan Disney's Peter Pan]].
** It's mentioned in some games that the big ears are so Hylians can "hear the voices of the gods." Notably, in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'', ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'', Ganondorf's ears go from normal to pointed after obtaining the Triforce of Power.
Power, despite him being Gerudo, not Hylian.
** Early in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'', '[['VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker The Wind Waker]]'', Ganondorf orchestrates the kidnappings of several pointy-eared girls. Because Hylians are rare in this game, and Zelda is a Hylian and likely in disguise, by sending his minions to look for elf-eared females he stands a decent chance of nabbing her. Unfortunately for him, Link and his sister are also Hylians, and [[TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive her the latter's kidnapping kicks off the adventure]].adventure]].
** The bird-like Rito in ''The Wind Waker'' have noticeably pointy ears.



** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'', even the ''monkeys'' have similarly long ears.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheMinishCap'' features the [[{{Lilliputians}} Minish]], who have extremely long, pointed ears.
** Midna in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' has strange long, jagged pointed ears. They seem fairly inflexible, and are longer in combined length than the rest of her head. They even look like they might even be sharp enough to give you a papercut.
** 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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** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'', ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Majora's Mask]]'', even the ''monkeys'' have similarly long ears.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheMinishCap'' ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheMinishCap The Minish Cap]]'' features the mouse-like [[{{Lilliputians}} Minish]], who have extremely long, pointed ears.
** The imp Midna in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'' has strange long, jagged pointed ears. They seem fairly inflexible, and are longer in combined length than the rest of her head. They even look like they might even be sharp enough to give you a papercut.
papercut.
** Demon Lord 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.
9th Feb '17 1:45:49 PM Zxzyzx
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** Midna in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' has [[UnusualEars unusual]] long, jagged pointed ears. They seem fairly inflexible, and they even look like they might even be sharp enough to give you a papercut. They are longer in combined length than the rest of her head... one has to wonder if she can even lie down on her side?

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** Midna in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' has [[UnusualEars unusual]] strange long, jagged pointed ears. They seem fairly inflexible, and they are longer in combined length than the rest of her head. They even look like they might even be sharp enough to give you a papercut. They are longer in combined length than the rest of her head... one has to wonder if she can even lie down on her side?papercut.
9th Feb '17 1:40:39 PM Zxzyzx
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** Midna in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' has [[UnusualEars unusual]] long, jagged pointed ears. They seem fairly inflexible, and they even look like they might even be sharp enough to give you a papercut. They are longer in combined length than the rest of her head... one has to wonder if she can even lie down on her side?
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