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26th Jul '16 11:08:47 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin's ''[[Literature/EarthseaTrilogy Tehanu]]'', a young and horrifically injured girl falls victim to this trope: a withered and nigh-useless hand, missing one eye, besides the fact she's traveling with a foreigner who brought magic items from a distant land while in the company of great wizards.

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* In Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin's ''[[Literature/EarthseaTrilogy Tehanu]]'', ''Literature/{{Tehanu}}'', a young and horrifically injured girl falls victim to this trope: a withered and nigh-useless hand, missing one eye, besides the fact she's traveling with a foreigner who brought magic items from a distant land while in the company of great wizards.
18th Jul '16 2:17:04 AM Adept
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* In ''Literature/TowardsZero'', Mr Treves describes a young murderer who has a distinct physical characteristic that would make them recognisable even as an adult. Most of the characters present at that time possesses such unique physical trait: Mary Aldin has a SkunkStripe, Nevile Strange has a little finger that is much shorter than the other, Audrey Strange has a scar on her ear, and Thomas Royde has a disfigured hand and an odd gait.



* On ''TheLeagueOfGentlemen'', SerialKiller [[BrotherSisterIncest brother-sister couple]] Edward and Tubbs Tattsyrup both have piggy noses. There's also MonsterClown Papa Lazarou's blackface makeup, which is later hinted to be his actual skin color.

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* On ''TheLeagueOfGentlemen'', ''Series/TheLeagueOfGentlemen'', SerialKiller [[BrotherSisterIncest brother-sister couple]] Edward and Tubbs Tattsyrup both have piggy noses. There's also MonsterClown Papa Lazarou's blackface makeup, which is later hinted to be his actual skin color.
13th Jul '16 8:13:07 PM vtarira
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* Played with in ''Film/{{Thor}}''- Loki's true Jotun form is blue, with red eyes and raised ridges scoring his skin. However, it doesn't actually disfigure him or make him look monstrous at all- he's basically a [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe blue-skinned space prince]], while the other Jotnar look monstrous, which probably was intentional, to help him maintain TragicVillain status.

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* ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'':
** The [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger Red Skull]], of course.
** Ivan Vanko's many Russian prison tattoos in ''Film/IronMan2''.
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Played with in ''Film/{{Thor}}''- Loki's ''Film/{{Thor}}''--Loki's true Jotun form is blue, with red eyes and raised ridges scoring his skin. However, it doesn't actually disfigure him or make him look monstrous at all- he's all. He's basically a [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe blue-skinned space prince]], while the other Jotnar look monstrous, which probably was intentional, to help him maintain TragicVillain status.status.
** [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier The Winter Soldier]] has a prosthetic metal left arm, which his gear doesn't bother covering any of--there's just a glove so he can grip things (mostly guns) with that hand. [[spoiler:He turns out not to be a villain, but Cap's friend Bucky as a SympatheticSentientWeapon of HYDRA's.]]


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* In ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'', [[TheDragon Gazelle]] has a pair of [[BladeBelowTheShoulder incredibly sharp blades]] as prosthetic legs.
12th Jul '16 9:28:07 AM WhosAsking
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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'', Infernals - who aren't necessarily evil but do tend to be somewhat inhuman and weird - typically have minor mutations from the demon that carried them their Exaltation and bonded with their flesh. For a pretty much literal version, there's the capstone Charm of Infernal Monster Style, One-Hand Fury, which turns one of your hands into a very nasty weapon...but usually causes it to transmute into stone or a monster's talon or something weirder, and even if you choose to leave it human in appearance, if it's shattered it gradually reforms into something blatantly inhuman. Abyssals have their own Red Right Hand in the form of their gradual adaptation into either a walking corpse or a terrifying alabaster beauty.

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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'', Infernals - who aren't necessarily evil but do tend to be somewhat inhuman and weird - typically have minor mutations from the demon that carried them their Exaltation and bonded with their flesh. For a pretty much literal version, there's the capstone Charm of Infernal Monster Style, One-Hand Fury, which turns one of your hands into a very nasty weapon...but usually causes it to transmute into stone or a monster's talon or something weirder, and even if you choose to leave it human in appearance, if it's shattered it gradually reforms into something blatantly inhuman. Abyssals have their own Red Right Hand in the form of their gradual adaptation into either a walking corpse or a terrifying alabaster beauty. Meanwhile, Lunars can shapeshift quite freely but tend to have Tells: quirks that remain though all these forms and can be used to identify them.
10th Jul '16 5:21:39 PM res20stupid
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* Inverted in ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'': It's the ''lack'' of one on the killer's hand which proves that [[spoiler: both Mukuro and Kyoko]], who do have the markings typical of this trope, are innocent of the crime they're accused of.
9th Jul '16 11:42:22 AM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' has Takanuva gain one when his light is drained, his right hand having shadow powers. The mix of light and shadow in him during that period creates a lot of conflict inside.

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* ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' has Takanuva gain one when his light is drained, his right hand having shadow powers. The mix of light and shadow in him during that period creates a lot of conflict inside.
4th Jul '16 6:44:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* Akin to the Venture Bros. "Fraternity of Torment" example is [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Chairface]] Chippendale, foe of TheTick, and his speech to his cohorts about their various deformities uniting them in evil.

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* Akin to the Venture Bros. "Fraternity of Torment" example is ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'': [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Chairface]] Chippendale, foe of TheTick, the Tick, and his speech to his cohorts about their various deformities uniting them in evil.
8th Jun '16 9:49:08 AM Morgenthaler
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The phrase originally comes from Horace, a reference to [[Myth/GreekMythology Jupiter's wrath]]. The famous work ''Literature/ParadiseLost'', written by English Renaissance icon JohnMilton, re-popularized the phrase for modern English-speaking audiences.

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The phrase originally comes from Horace, a reference to [[Myth/GreekMythology Jupiter's wrath]]. The famous work ''Literature/ParadiseLost'', written by English Renaissance icon JohnMilton, Creator/JohnMilton, re-popularized the phrase for modern English-speaking audiences.
5th Jun '16 4:24:51 PM johnnye
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* OlderThanSteam: One of the [[ZerothLawOfTropeExamples paragons]] of this is Creator/WilliamShakespeare's ''Theatre/RichardIII'', who has a whole set: hunchbacked, with an atrophied arm, one leg shorter than the other, and born with all his teeth already in place. After studying his recently discovered skeleton the real Richard III was discovered to have had scoliosis, enough to give him the nickname [[MeaningfulName "Crookback"]] and make later generations think he was a hunchback, but the withered arm and mismatched legs is bollocks.
** Though Richard may have had a twisted spine, it wasn't as bad as the play often depicts and probably wouldn't have been noticeable when he was clothed. And that's without going into the play being one of the best examples of HistoricalVillainUpgrade...

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* OlderThanSteam: One of the [[ZerothLawOfTropeExamples paragons]] of this is Creator/WilliamShakespeare's ''Theatre/RichardIII'', who has a whole set: hunchbacked, with an atrophied arm, one leg shorter than the other, and born with all his teeth already in place. However, the play is a famous example of HistoricalVillainUpgrade, and true to this trope, his physical deformity was seemingly exaggerated to emphasize his villainy. After studying his recently the real king's remains were discovered skeleton the real Richard III and examined, he was discovered to have had scoliosis, enough scoliosis (enough to give him the nickname [[MeaningfulName "Crookback"]] and make later generations think he was a hunchback, "Crookback"]]) but the withered arm and mismatched legs is bollocks.
** Though Richard may have had a twisted spine,
it wasn't as bad as the play often depicts suggests, and probably wouldn't have been noticeable when he was clothed. And that's without going into the play being one of the best examples of HistoricalVillainUpgrade...clothed; his limbs were found to be rather slight, but not mismatched or stunted.
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