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3rd Sep '16 5:25:15 PM Theriocephalus
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** Not that lacking hands seems to hinder them in any way. The non-mage ponies can make clothing, cook food, and do all sorts of other everyday tasks that would normally require manual dexterity, either with the aid of their teeth, or with just the plain hooves themselves (not sure if this is ever really explained). The unicorn-types just use telekinesis/magic.
3rd Sep '16 5:24:57 PM Theriocephalus
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** The ponies are occasionally shown to have prehensile tails, despite the tails apparently consisting only of hair (although Pinkie Pie at least does have full PrehensileHair as well...). They are often useful for doing things which would normally be difficult due to lack of hands. Most notably [[Reacp/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E6BoastBusters Applejack]], [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E25PartyOfOne Rarity]], [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E7Bats Pinkie Pie]], and [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E7Bats Fluttershy]]. Which makes what Rarity does in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E2ElementsOfHarmony the second episode]] seem more violent.

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** The ponies are occasionally shown to have prehensile tails, despite the tails apparently consisting only of hair (although Pinkie Pie at least does have full PrehensileHair as well...). They are often useful for doing things which would normally be difficult due to lack of hands. Most notably [[Reacp/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E6BoastBusters Applejack]], [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E25PartyOfOne Rarity]], [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E7Bats Pinkie Pie]], and [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E7Bats Fluttershy]]. Which makes what Rarity does cutting off her tail in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E2ElementsOfHarmony the second episode]] seem more violent.violent.
** One of the most prominent examples of this in the series is in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E19BuckballSeason Buckball Season]]", where Fluttershy repeatedly and deliberately uses her tail to great effect to catch and deflect incoming buckballs throughout the episode, even holding one in her tail at one point.



** The Ahuizotl who appears as the villain of ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E16ReadItAndWeep Daring-Do and the Sapphire Statue]]'' has a hand on the end of his tail, just as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ahuizotl_(creature) ahuizotls]] were said to have in Myth/AztecMythology.
** Discord also uses his tail this way, with the added bonus that he can stretch it to any length at will. Most often to wrap around a pony and bring her face-to-face with him. He once does a BadassFingersnap with the tuff of white fur at the end of it (to keep it more discreet than his usual show of magic).

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** The Ahuizotl who appears as the villain of ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E16ReadItAndWeep Daring-Do and the Sapphire Statue]]'' Ahuizotl, Daring Do's arch-nemesis, has a hand on the end of his tail, just as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ahuizotl_(creature) ahuizotls]] were said to have in Myth/AztecMythology.
** Discord also uses his tail this way, with the added bonus that he can stretch it to any length at will. Most will, most often to wrap around a pony and bring her face-to-face with him. He once does a BadassFingersnap with the tuff of white fur at the end of it (to keep it more discreet than his usual show of magic).
8th Aug '16 2:07:29 PM Willbyr
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* ''DragonBall'':

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* ''DragonBall'':''Franchise/DragonBall'':



* Deviluke's inhabitants of ''ToLoveRu'', of course. Most of them, [[{{Fanservice}} especially the females]] also can have FantasticArousal with their tails.

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* Deviluke's inhabitants of ''ToLoveRu'', ''Manga/ToLoveRu'', of course. Most of them, [[{{Fanservice}} especially the females]] also can have FantasticArousal with their tails.
27th Jul '16 10:18:24 PM SwirlySquirrely
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* In ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'', Mashirao Ojiro's power manifests itself as a large, prehensile tail. He can use it to grab things or attack enemies in the form of a TailSlap.
21st Jul '16 10:55:44 AM Pichu-kun
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* The ''{{Pokemon}}'' Aipom has one of these, with an ''actual hand'' on the end. Its evolved form Ambipom takes this [[UpToEleven to a higher level]] by having TWO prehensile tails, hence the name of the Pokémon being a play on the word "ambidextrous".

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* The ''{{Pokemon}}'' ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' Aipom has one of these, with an ''actual hand'' on the end. Its evolved form Ambipom takes this [[UpToEleven to a higher level]] by having TWO prehensile tails, hence the name of the Pokémon being a play on the word "ambidextrous".



* The Tailed Beasts' tails in ''{{Naruto}}'' can be used as "extra limbs". Oddly, it is incredibly easy for their hosts to utilize the tails (and chakra appendages), even though a gentle grasp can crush boulders.

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* The Tailed Beasts' tails in ''{{Naruto}}'' ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' can be used as "extra limbs". Oddly, it is incredibly easy for their hosts to utilize the tails (and chakra appendages), even though a gentle grasp can crush boulders.



* ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} in the Creator/DCNation shorts ''Bat Man in Shanghai'' has a long tail she can use to grab things and move around with.

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* ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} in the Creator/DCNation WesternAnimation/DCNation shorts ''Bat Man in Shanghai'' has a long tail she can use to grab things and move around with.
21st Jul '16 10:53:32 AM Pichu-kun
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* As mentioned above, the ''{{Pokemon}}'' Aipom and its evolved form Ambipom are examples, both of which have hands on their tail(s). Their Pokédex entries specify some uses, such as shucking nuts, communicating (by connecting with the tails of other Aipom/Ambipom), balance (when leaping from tree branches), and attacking (specifically, with Double Hit, the move that enables Aipom to evolve into Ambipom). Many of Aipom's Pokédex entries also indicate that since it deftly uses its tail so much, its real hands have become rather clumsy.

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* As mentioned above, the ''{{Pokemon}}'' ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' Aipom and its evolved form Ambipom are examples, both of which have hands on their tail(s). Their Pokédex entries specify some uses, such as shucking nuts, communicating (by connecting with the tails of other Aipom/Ambipom), balance (when leaping from tree branches), and attacking (specifically, with Double Hit, the move that enables Aipom to evolve into Ambipom). Many of Aipom's Pokédex entries also indicate that since it deftly uses its tail so much, its real hands have become rather clumsy.


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* ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} in the Creator/DCNation shorts ''Bat Man in Shanghai'' has a long tail she can use to grab things and move around with.
15th Jul '16 2:14:29 AM DavidCowie
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* The cows from ''Disney/HomeontheRange''.

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* The cows from ''Disney/HomeontheRange''.''Disney/HomeOnTheRange''.
24th Jun '16 5:37:26 PM nombretomado
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* Fifi [=LaFume=] in ''TinyToonAdventures'' can use her tail to grab "boyfriends", as a bat (As seen in Buster at the Bat), as a shield (As seen in the Defenders of the Universe licensed game), and to spray stink (Being a skunk and all).

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* Fifi [=LaFume=] in ''TinyToonAdventures'' ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' can use her tail to grab "boyfriends", as a bat (As seen in Buster at the Bat), as a shield (As seen in the Defenders of the Universe licensed game), and to spray stink (Being a skunk and all).
16th Jun '16 3:46:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* Boots, from ''DoraTheExplorer''.

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* Boots, from ''DoraTheExplorer''.''WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer''.



* Sometimes ''ScoobyDoo's'' tail is.

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* Sometimes ''ScoobyDoo's'' ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo's'' tail is.



* Jake Spidermonkey in ''MyGymPartnersAMonkey'' naturally has one of these.
* ''{{Gary The Rat}}'''s is used for AmusingInjuries because even though it is fully capable of moving around and grabbing things, he just drags it with reckless abandon.

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* Jake Spidermonkey in ''MyGymPartnersAMonkey'' ''WesternAnimation/MyGymPartnersAMonkey'' naturally has one of these.
* ''{{Gary ''WesternAnimation/{{Gary The Rat}}'''s is used for AmusingInjuries because even though it is fully capable of moving around and grabbing things, he just drags it with reckless abandon.



* Dino from ''TheFlintstones'', but it is shown less after the first season.

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* Dino from ''TheFlintstones'', ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'', but it is shown less after the first season.
19th Mar '16 2:09:00 PM nombretomado
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* Parodied in an episode of ''TheBigBangTheory''. The foursome are playing a group roleplaying game as bad guys approach.

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* Parodied in an episode of ''TheBigBangTheory''.''Series/TheBigBangTheory''. The foursome are playing a group roleplaying game as bad guys approach.
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