Hyperactive Waving YKTTW Discussion
Currently chosen title: Human Hummingbird. This is an Anime Trope, I've Seen It a Million Times; Do We Have This One?? When an anime character, especially a Genki Girl or Keet, gets particlarly frightened, excited, or angry, they may wildy flail their arms and/or legs so fast that their limbs appear to multiply or turn into little blobs of color. This trope comes in a few simple variations:
- A character suddenly flails both their arms, sometimes jumping in the air and flailing their legs too. Occasionally this will cause them to float around like a helicopter.
- A character who is running abnormally fast will have this happen to their legs while their arms appear normal. Any Innocent Bystander who gets caught in their path may quickly become A Twinkle in the Sky. This is very similar to but distinct from Wheel o' Feet.
- A small character being held At Arm's Length will swing their arms this way in a futile effort to land a hit on the taller character.