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18th Aug '16 8:05:27 PM PaulA
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* [[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Miles Vorkosigan]] has put up with people making hand gestures at him "to ward off mutation" for his entire life.

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* [[Literature/VorkosiganSaga In ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'', Miles Vorkosigan]] Vorkosigan has put up with people making hand gestures at him "to ward off mutation" for his entire life.
16th Mar '16 11:06:03 AM Willbyr
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** Yet another work by Creator/RumikoTakahashi, ''MaisonIkkoku'', makes use of this on occasion. Though, since ''Maison Ikkoku'' places far less emphasis on slapstick comedy than Takahashi's other work, this trope is invoked far less often by comparison.

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** Yet another work by Creator/RumikoTakahashi, ''MaisonIkkoku'', ''Manga/MaisonIkkoku'', makes use of this on occasion. Though, since ''Maison Ikkoku'' places far less emphasis on slapstick comedy than Takahashi's other work, this trope is invoked far less often by comparison.



* Several characters do this in ''KashimashiGirlMeetsGirl'', in similar circumstances.

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* Several characters do this in ''KashimashiGirlMeetsGirl'', ''Manga/KashimashiGirlMeetsGirl'', in similar circumstances.
21st Nov '15 10:33:40 AM nombretomado
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* In ''RuneSoldierLouie'', the priestess Melissa occasionally makes WardingGestures in response to shock or surprise.

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* In ''RuneSoldierLouie'', ''Anime/RuneSoldierLouie'', the priestess Melissa occasionally makes WardingGestures in response to shock or surprise.
15th Nov '15 6:03:36 PM nombretomado
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** Yet another work by RumikoTakahashi, ''MaisonIkkoku'', makes use of this on occasion. Though, since ''Maison Ikkoku'' places far less emphasis on slapstick comedy than Takahashi's other work, this trope is invoked far less often by comparison.

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** Yet another work by RumikoTakahashi, Creator/RumikoTakahashi, ''MaisonIkkoku'', makes use of this on occasion. Though, since ''Maison Ikkoku'' places far less emphasis on slapstick comedy than Takahashi's other work, this trope is invoked far less often by comparison.
9th Oct '15 2:41:54 PM nombretomado
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* In PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians, their Ancient Greek warding-off-evil gesture is a three-fingered claw over the heart, then pushing the hand outward.

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* In PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians, ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'', their Ancient Greek warding-off-evil gesture is a three-fingered claw over the heart, then pushing the hand outward.
13th Aug '15 12:13:54 PM Willbyr
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* Many of the characters in ''RanmaOneHalf'' display WardingGestures after being hit with a large blunt object, or after suffering a FaceFault.

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* Many of the characters in ''RanmaOneHalf'' ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' display WardingGestures after being hit with a large blunt object, or after suffering a FaceFault.



** Also happens in UruseiYatsura.

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** Also happens in UruseiYatsura.''Anime/UruseiYatsura.''



* Foxy from ''OnePiece'' does this to shoot his Moron Moro-I mean, Noro Noro Beam. The particular way he does it makes his hands look a bit like a fox's head.
* Slight variant: Yuuta in ''ZombieLoan'' does this with his hands fairly often... and has them talk to each other, but then again, [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Yuuta's a bit nuts]].

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* Foxy from ''OnePiece'' ''Manga/OnePiece'' does this to shoot his Moron Moro-I mean, Noro Noro Beam. The particular way he does it makes his hands look a bit like a fox's head.
* Slight variant: Yuuta in ''ZombieLoan'' ''Manga/ZombieLoan'' does this with his hands fairly often... and has them talk to each other, but then again, [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Yuuta's a bit nuts]].
1st Aug '15 8:28:49 AM Prfnoff
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* In ''Theatre/TheRoseTattoo'', Serafina makes the ''mano cornuta'' gesture to ward off the Strega and the black goat in her yard.

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* In ''Theatre/TheRoseTattoo'', Serafina makes the ''mano cornuta'' gesture to ward off the "evil eye" of the Strega and the black goat often seen in her yard.yard. After one of these encounters, she also tells her daughter to "wash your face with salt water and throw the salt water away."
27th May '15 7:56:55 PM glassbooks
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** Also happens in UruseiYatsura.
30th Apr '15 9:50:03 AM nombretomado
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* This is used by worshippers of Ulric in the TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}} world as the sign of the wolf. At least in the GotrekAndFelix novels.

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* This is used by worshippers of Ulric in the TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}} world as the sign of the wolf. At least in the GotrekAndFelix Literature/GotrekAndFelix novels.
3rd Dec '14 4:08:54 PM IantheGecko
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* BlueManGroup subverted this by claiming it was actually the a tribute hairstyle of an influential yet forgotten entertainer named "[[http://youtu.be/qlQ1HPmxYPs Floppy the Banjo Clown]]."

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* BlueManGroup subverted this by claiming it was actually the a tribute to the hairstyle of an influential yet forgotten entertainer named "[[http://youtu.be/qlQ1HPmxYPs Floppy the Banjo Clown]]."
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