History Main / TailFinWalking

9th Dec '17 4:06:26 PM ElSquibbonator
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* The tripodfish, which uses its elongated tail fin and pectoral fins to prop itself up on the seabed.
26th Sep '17 5:28:39 PM MrMenCentral
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* Moosel from WesternAnimation/TheWuzzles.

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* Moosel from WesternAnimation/TheWuzzles.''WesternAnimation/TheWuzzles''.




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* Shark from ''WesternAnimation/WordWorld''.
10th May '17 12:13:59 AM DarkStorm
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The trope where a whale, dolphin, porpoise, walrus, seal, fish or shark walks on its tail-fin. This trope is especially common in cartoons, since filming this is difficult with a real fish. In reality, tail-fins are rather floppy, and won't support the animal's weight, however, it looks more natural then walking on the pectoral fins.

In settings where they exist, [[OurMermaidsAreDifferent mermaids]] can also be seen moving about like this.

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The trope where a whale, dolphin, porpoise, walrus, seal, fish or shark walks on its tail-fin. This trope is especially common in cartoons, since filming this is difficult with a real fish. In reality, tail-fins are rather floppy, and won't support the animal's weight, however, it looks more natural then than walking on the pectoral fins.

In some settings where they exist, [[OurMermaidsAreDifferent mermaids]] can also be seen moving about like this.
26th Feb '17 10:23:44 PM Theriocephalus
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* The Franchise/Pokemon [[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon Popplio, Brionne and Primarina]] don't walk on their tail fins, but they can stand up for a few seconds; this is mostly seen when Primarina uses its signature move.

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* The Franchise/Pokemon Franchise/{{Pokemon}} [[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon Popplio, Brionne and Primarina]] don't walk on their tail fins, but they can stand up for a few seconds; this is mostly seen when Primarina uses its signature move.
26th Feb '17 10:22:41 PM Theriocephalus
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The trope where a whale, dolphin porpoise, walrus or seal walks on it's tail-fin. This trope is especially common in cartoons, since filming this is difficult with a real fish. In reality, tail-fins are rather floppy, and won't support the animal's weight, however, it looks more natural then walking on the pectoral fins.

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The trope where a whale, dolphin dolphin, porpoise, walrus walrus, seal, fish or seal shark walks on it's its tail-fin. This trope is especially common in cartoons, since filming this is difficult with a real fish. In reality, tail-fins are rather floppy, and won't support the animal's weight, however, it looks more natural then walking on the pectoral fins.
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In settings where they exist, [[OurMermaidsAreDifferent mermaids]] can also be seen moving about like this.



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* This is an explicit rule of mermaids in ''OnePiece.'' Around age thirty their tail fin splits in two enabling walking on land (among [[TheMermaidProblem other things]]). They're also capable of moving around on their tailfins however.

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* This is an explicit rule of mermaids in ''OnePiece.''Anime/OnePiece.'' Around age thirty their tail fin splits in two enabling walking on land (among [[TheMermaidProblem other things]]). They're also capable of moving around on their tailfins tailfins, however.



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* Averted in ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'' - mermaids don't walk while on land, they hover. (You can see some "magic sparkles" around Irenes's tail when she's moving.)
* Also averted in ''[[KingdomRush Kingdom Rush: Frontiers]]''. The [[FishPeople Greenfins, Deviltides, and Redspines]] don't have tails, and [[{{Cthulhumanoid}} Bluegales]] inch forward caterpillar-style.
* The Pokémon [[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon Popplio, Brionne and Primarina]] don't walk on their tail fins, but they can stand up for a few seconds; this is mostly seen when Primarina uses its signature move.

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* Averted in ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'' - -- mermaids don't walk while on land, they hover. (You can see some "magic sparkles" around Irenes's tail when she's moving.)
* Also averted in ''[[KingdomRush Kingdom Rush: Frontiers]]''.''VideoGame/KingdomRush: Frontiers''. The [[FishPeople Greenfins, Deviltides, and Redspines]] don't have tails, and [[{{Cthulhumanoid}} Bluegales]] inch forward caterpillar-style.
* The Pokémon Franchise/Pokemon [[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon Popplio, Brionne and Primarina]] don't walk on their tail fins, but they can stand up for a few seconds; this is mostly seen when Primarina uses its signature move.



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* WesternAnimation/{{Jabberjaw}}, as seen in the page pic.
* Misterjaw in the 90-minute ''WesternAnimation/ThePinkPanther'' show

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* WesternAnimation/{{Jabberjaw}}, as seen in the page pic.
pic, is a shark that walks upright on his tail fin.
* Misterjaw in the 90-minute ''WesternAnimation/ThePinkPanther'' showshow.



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29th Dec '16 9:08:52 PM WaveSwallow
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* The Pokémon [[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon Popplio, Brionne and Primarina]] don't walk on their tail fins, but they can stand up for a few seconds; this is mostly seen when Primarina uses its signature move.
30th Nov '16 11:18:07 PM DarkStorm
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* The water-fearing mermaid in ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong'' was guilty of this on occasion. Averted with the older mermaid who was Jake's principal, who hid her tail by using a wheelchair.

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* The water-fearing mermaid in ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong'' was guilty of this on occasion.occasion, though most of the time she slithered like a snake instead when on land. Averted with the older mermaid who was Jake's principal, who hid her tail by using a wheelchair.
17th Nov '16 1:35:12 PM eroock
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This is a subtrope to FeatherFingers.

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This is a subtrope sister trope to FeatherFingers.
30th Oct '16 8:49:45 AM Anddrix
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* The fish character in the Disney live action {{Film/Alice in Wonderland}} by Tim Burton.

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* The fish character in the Disney live action {{Film/Alice in Wonderland}} ''Film/AliceInWonderland2010'' by Tim Burton.
10th Oct '16 11:58:32 AM Snicka
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* Averted with the fish in ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' except during the "Under the Sea" song, where they walk on their own tailfins underwater.

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* Averted with the fish and mermaids in ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'', except during the "Under the Sea" song, where they several fish walk (or more specifically, dance) on their own tailfins tail fins underwater.



* Averted in ''WesternAnimation/IceAge4ContinentalDrift''. Flynn, the seal, doesn't walk, he moves by slithering along.

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* Averted in ''WesternAnimation/IceAge4ContinentalDrift''. Flynn, the seal, doesn't walk, he moves by slithering along.along [[TruthInTelevision much like real seals do on land]].



* Fish from ''Disney/ChickenLittle''.

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* Fish from ''Disney/ChickenLittle''.
''Disney/ChickenLittle'', being a [[LiteralMetaphor literal]] FishOutOfWater, walks around on land on his tail fin.




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* Most fish characters from ''WesternAnimation/SharkyAndGeorge'' either walk on their tailfins, or swim just above the sea bottom.
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