Missing teeth
The amount of teeth a character has shows their personality

(permanent link) added: 2012-11-18 13:29:57 sponsor: Pichu-kun (last reply: 2013-10-03 19:43:47)

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A character's dental state will often be used to show their personality.

A young child will often have missing teeth, typically the front ones, if they are supposed to be energetic or innocent. It may be used with older children, ones who have had their teeth taken out, to showcase someone who is troublesome or reckless. With adults it almost always showcases someone who is either poor, unhygienic, or rough.


  • Finn from Adventure Time is typically shown to be missing a number of teeth. The official consensus is that he's a headstrong Idiot Hero who's always biting things he shouldn't, like rocks and trees.
  • Ellie from Up has teeth in this fashion in her childhood flashback. She's a fiery, upbeat tomboy.
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