A creature only partially hatches from an egg, and walks around with the remaining eggshell on him/her as though it was normal. It could be as little as wearing part of the shell as a hat, or as much as an egg with feet pocking out. A Sub-Trope of Art Major Biology, usually by way of Rule of Funny or Rule of Cute.
- Sheldon of U.S. Acres, which was spoofed in an episode of Garfield and Friends, where Sheldon finally hatched, into another shell just like it.
- Togepi of Pokémon
- The eponymous hero of Ivy the Kiwi?.
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