Created By: Thnikkafan on October 20, 2012 Last Edited By: Someoneman on October 23, 2012

Hoofed Humanoid

A bipedal being with cloven feet.

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Basically, humanlike or bipedal creatures with feet that end in hooves, not feet. Usually, the hooves are cloven, like those of goats, cows, or sheep. Non-cloven hooves, like those of horses, are much rarer but not nonexistent. Regardless, they are nearly all digitigrade, and the balance issues are rarely brought up[[hottip:*:To elaborate, things can only balance well if they have three or more points of balance. Humans have four: the heel and ball of each foot.]].

Standard issue for any ungulate Funny Animal or Petting Zoo Person.

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  • October 20, 2012
    • Mortal Kombat Armageddon turned Motaro from a centaur subboss into a two-legged Minotaur that has the appearance of a satyr more than an actual Minotaur for the sake of programming. The plot of the story explains this sudden (and unpopular) decision by saying that the Sokan cursed the Centaurs into this state.
  • October 20, 2012
    Often a Red Right Hand for satanic characters.

  • October 21, 2012
    • Legend. The Big Bad Darkness had cloven hooves (and huge bull horns on his head).

    Minotaurs in general are often (but not always) depicted with hooves.
  • October 21, 2012
    Isn't this a Centaur or some form of, like Narnia's Fauns? Actually, that's their name: Fauns.

    This is Alien Fauns and Minotaurs.

    So what's the trope? Look, these things have Alien Fauns and Minotaurs in?

    I'd say it should only count if they're the Big Bad or some form thereof.

    Then it would be Look, Evil is Alien Fauns and Minotaurs! Evil Hoofed Humanoid.

    Relating to the fact that Evil must at least be partly human thanks to the Coconut Effect and main characters not wanting as much prosthetics done due to the fact they're around a lot and that, in old times, people could only make things up out of things they already knew. They knew people and animals. A person-animal is definitely the evil legend, in that case.
  • October 21, 2012
    Doom's Barons of Hell, their Palette Swaps Hell Knights, and Cyberdemons are all satyrs of some kind.
  • October 21, 2012
    Heinous Hoofed Humanoid

    This should be Heinous Hoofed Humanoid.

    Oh, no, wait, Heinous Hooved Humanoid, is it hooved or hoofed? Google says either. Okay. Either's good. Just pick one now.
  • October 21, 2012
    Where is the evil coming from? If you throw the evil bit in there it's not at all a trope. It's just as common on good characters as evil. Fauns and Saytars are generally portrayed as good to neutral if a bit horny at times. Adding that it's arbitrarily about evil characters means you aren't troping any more. You're just making arbitrary groupings of characters.
  • October 22, 2012
    Maybe make this into an Our X Are Different? The four-legged variety is covered by Our Centaurs Are Different. ("the lower body of a horse (though other animals are common)")
  • October 22, 2012
    Generally, appearance tropes are tropes because they signify something, and characters that do not use the appearance as shorthand to signify that particular thing are not considered examples of appearance tropes. That's why Shy Blue Haired Girl is a trope, but simply having blue hair isn't (You Gotta Have Blue Hair notwithstanding, which is not about having blue hair, but differentiating characters with unrealistic, unjustified hair colors). Another example is the eye color tropes, where each color has something it is supposed to signify (being down-to-earth for brown, having unrealized potential for hazel, being dangerous for red, etc.), and simply having that particular eye color doesn't make you an example. Granted, having hooves is a bit more drastic than those, but it still has to signify something to qualify (even if what it signifies is completely metatextual, such as You Gotta Have Blue Hair being a trope because it is such a common trick in animated works).
  • October 23, 2012
    Should link to Fauns And Satyrs.