History Main / WaddlingHead

20th Aug '16 11:50:26 AM TheGrandestDad
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[[VideoGame/{{Kirby}} Waddle Dee]], a [[VideoGame/MegaMan Met]][[SpellMyNameWithAnS /Metool/ Mettall/Mettaur/]][[FanNickname Hard Hat]], a [[VideoGame/{{Braid}} Monstar]], and a [[Webcomic/KidRadd Bogey]].]]-]

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[[VideoGame/{{Kirby}} Waddle Dee]], a [[VideoGame/MegaMan Met]][[SpellMyNameWithAnS /Metool/ Mettall/Mettaur/]][[FanNickname Hard Hat]], a [[VideoGame/{{Braid}} Monstar]], a [[VideoGame/DigDug Pooka]], a [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Goomba]], and a [[Webcomic/KidRadd Bogey]].]]-]
14th Aug '16 1:06:48 PM StrixObscuro
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* In ''ComicBook/{{Saga}}'', the two ladies who welcome The Will to Sextiliion have bodies consisting of large heads and long legs.



* "The Head Detective" sketches on ''InLivingColor'' featured your typical CowboyCop who happened to be one of these. He'd bring down the baddies by getting his partner to toss him at them.

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* "The Head Detective" sketches on ''InLivingColor'' ''Series/InLivingColor'' featured your typical CowboyCop who happened to be one of these. He'd bring down the baddies by getting his partner to toss him at them.
28th Mar '16 1:14:04 PM StFan
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* Many {{Pokemon}} are like this. In the fourth generation games, there's a new section in the Pokédex for body-types. Oddish, Poliwag, Bonsly, Seedot, Azurill, Shroomish, and Tangela are amongst the many.
** As of ''PokémonXAndY'' this is a common body shape for the newly introduced [[OurFairiesAreDifferent Fairy]] type with Jigglypuff, Clefairy, and Marill all becoming part Fairy type.

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Many {{Pokemon}} Pokémon are like this. In the fourth generation games, there's a new section in the Pokédex for body-types. Oddish, Poliwag, Bonsly, Seedot, Azurill, Shroomish, and Tangela are amongst the many.
** As of ''PokémonXAndY'' ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' this is a common body shape for the newly introduced [[OurFairiesAreDifferent Fairy]] type with Jigglypuff, Clefairy, and Marill all becoming part Fairy type.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' Octo Octavia / Octotavia.


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19th Jan '16 7:20:26 PM ctempire
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* The [[http://www.kmobile.co.kr/report_img/vegatable.bmp titular Koongya characters]] that appeared in the Korean online games ''Koongya Adventure'' (Now defunct) and ''Green Village'', as well as a [[TheAnimeoftheGame animated series based on the games]]. They are small lifeforms who are like a cross between {{Anthropomorphic Food}} (although there are Koongyas that are not based on food such as dung Koongya.) and Kirby. Like Kirby, they are a rare Player Character example.

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* The [[http://www.kmobile.co.kr/report_img/vegatable.bmp titular Koongya characters]] that appeared in the Korean online games ''Koongya Adventure'' (Now defunct) and ''Green Village'', as well as a [[TheAnimeoftheGame animated series based on the games]]. They are small lifeforms who are like a cross between {{Anthropomorphic Food}} (although (Although there are Koongyas that are not based on food such as dung Koongya.) and Kirby. Like Kirby, they are a rare Player Character example.\n
2nd Jan '16 12:43:29 AM spirasen
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' Octo Octavia/Octotavia.
* Many of the characters from ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'', such as Bob the Tomato. Though in his case it's more of a Bouncing Head, since they also have no feet.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' Octo Octavia/Octotavia.
Octavia / Octotavia.
* Many of the characters from ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'', ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales,'' such as Bob the Tomato. Though in his case it's more of a Bouncing Head, since they also have no feet.
4th Dec '15 8:50:02 AM 8BrickMario
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* ''SuperMarioBros''[='=] Goombas are somewhat justified, as they're supposed to be stout chestnuts. Or maybe mushrooms. [[MST3KMantra Try not to think about it]]. As are the Bob-ombs, which are {{Cartoon Bomb}}s with eyes, feet, and (later) a windup key.

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* ''SuperMarioBros''[='=] Goombas are somewhat justified, as they're supposed to be stout chestnuts. Or maybe mushrooms. [[MST3KMantra Try not to think about it]]. As are the Bob-ombs, which are {{Cartoon Bomb}}s with eyes, feet, and (later) a windup key. The Galoomba variety intoduced in ''Videogame/SuperMarioWorld'' are a better example, being more explicitly chestnut-like and lacking anything but feet below the head.
9th Oct '15 8:15:49 PM Galacton
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A subtrope of {{Cephalothorax}}, CartoonCreature, and OurMonstersAreWeird. The exact opposite is TinyHeadedBehemoth.

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A subtrope of {{Cephalothorax}}, CartoonCreature, and OurMonstersAreWeird. See also SuperDeformed. The exact opposite is TinyHeadedBehemoth.



* ''PacMan'', ''Ms. PacMan'', and the rest of the Pac-family are this in their "anthropomorphic" forms, though even their classic "pizza shaped" form counts as a waddling head to some degree.

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* ''PacMan'', ''PacMan'' and ''Ms. PacMan'', PacMan'' are probably the UrExamples. Although the official artwork has always shown them with arms and the rest of the Pac-family are this in legs, their "anthropomorphic" forms, though even their classic earliest games took it a step further by showing them as "pizza shaped" heads in-game.
** His ''SuperSmashBros4'' appearance actually incorporated this into his character. He can switch between his anthropomorphic
form counts as a waddling head to some degree.
and his "pizza" form freely depending on what attacks he uses.



* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'': Marvin the Martian temporarily became this trope whenever his doomsday devices backfired, reducing him to a helmet waddling around on oversized shoes, making him a possible UrExample.

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* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'': Marvin the Martian temporarily became this trope whenever his doomsday devices backfired, reducing him to a helmet waddling around on oversized shoes, making him a possible UrExample.shoes.
6th Oct '15 11:52:28 PM Galacton
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There are a large number of video game enemies and creatures which physically resemble coloured spheres with eyes and feet. These goofy-looking creatures most commonly appear as TheGoomba of their respective games. Although player character Waddling Heads are certainly not unheard of.

Where or [[BizarreAlienBiology what]] these strange creatures internal organs are is a mystery as are things like how they lift their feet to take a step, let alone anything as complicated as running or jumping. The most they have with regards to other limbs are stretchy, stubby stumps or flippers in place of arms or hands. Otherwise, expect them to lift and manipulate objects, if they must, with InvisibleAnatomy. Occasionally they lack any arms or legs at all having to bounce or roll to get from place to place.

The reason for this is partly [[FunSize because it's cute]] and partly practicality as back in the 8-bit era, most video game sprites had to fit in 16 x 16 squares. The easiest way to make a cute, harmless-looking, and expressive character with that many pixels is to just draw a big-eyed face, and put feet on the bottom to justify its ability to walk.

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There are a large number of video game enemies and creatures which physically resemble coloured spheres giant heads with eyes and feet. These goofy-looking bizarre creatures most are commonly appear as the TheGoomba of in their respective games. Although player character Waddling Heads are certainly not unheard of.

games and may become [[MascotMook associated with their franchise]] if they appear in multiple installments.

Where or [[BizarreAlienBiology what]] these strange creatures internal organs are is a mystery as are things like how they lift their feet to take a step, let alone anything as complicated as running or jumping.mystery. The most they have with regards to other limbs are stretchy, stubby stumps or flippers in place of arms or hands. Otherwise, expect them to lift and manipulate objects, if they must, with InvisibleAnatomy. Occasionally they lack any arms or legs at all having to bounce or roll to get from place to place.

The reason for this is partly [[FunSize [[RuleOfCute because it's cute]] and partly practicality as but mostly because of practicality; back in the 8-bit era, most video game sprites had to fit in 16 x 16 squares. The easiest way to make design a cute, harmless-looking, and expressive recognizable yet harmless-looking character with that many pixels is to just draw a big-eyed face, and put feet on the bottom to justify its ability to walk.
walk.

Although most commonly associated with enemy creatures PlayerCharacter examples are certainly not unheard of; again, due to system constraints an easy way to design a recognizable character in low resolution is to make their head as [[GraphicsInducedSuperDeformed big as possible]] with this trope being the logical conclusion.



* ''VideoGame/MegaMan''[='=]s Metools are just helmets with feet. They are also much tougher than most examples on this page.

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* ''VideoGame/MegaMan''[='=]s Metools are just helmets with feet. They are also much tougher than most examples on this page.page being protected by their helmets until they are just about to attack.
16th Aug '15 8:48:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* The title character of FatDogMendoza.

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* The title character of FatDogMendoza.WesternAnimation/FatDogMendoza.
9th Jul '15 7:20:24 PM Sammettik
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* Gooms, Pirate Gooms, certain other enemies and types of Bandineros from the ''VideoGame/WarioLand'' series are this kind of enemy.

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* Gooms, Pirate Gooms, Bandineros, and certain other enemies and types of Bandineros from the ''VideoGame/WarioLand'' series are this kind of enemy.



* Most minions in BillyHatcherAndTheGiantEgg.
* The Undergrounders from MrDriller
* The Pookas from DigDug

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* Most minions in BillyHatcherAndTheGiantEgg.
''VideoGame/BillyHatcherAndTheGiantEgg''.
* The Undergrounders from MrDriller
''VideoGame/MrDriller''.
* The Pookas from DigDug''VideoGame/DigDug''.
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