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Basically, a pair of gloves with their fingers cut off at varying lengths. The standard is cutting the glove at the second knuckle, but sometimes the entire finger of the glove is removed. Sometimes called half-gloves. On occasion, only a certain number of the fingers will be cut.

'''A character wearing such pair usually indicates: '''
* {{Badass}}itude, if they're black leather with [[SpikesOfVillainy studs and spikes]] ({{Badass Biker}}s, {{Ninja}}s, generic goons);
* Snobbery, if they're tan leather, black leather ''without'' studs or metalwork of any kind, or tan knit backs with leather palms (fingerless driving gloves);
* Poverty, if they are entirely knit with no leather, especially if ragged -- these are referred to as "Bum Gloves" or "Hobo Gloves" in some regions of the U.S.;
* "Rough-and-ready"ness -- the character is willing to jump straight into the action;
* [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking That they just]] [[RuleOfCool look cool]].

On a practical note, fingerless gloves combine the full tactile sensitivity of bare fingers with warmth and protection for the rest of the hand. As such they are common in cycling, sailing, and many other activities. Some people find they allow typing while reducing painful symptoms of arthritis, tendinitis and carpal-tunnel syndrome. They are also good for mixed martial arts, giving the knuckle protection that boxing gloves do while still allowing the finger freedom that grappling requires. They've also picked up speed on college campuses, where libraries need to keep their libraries cool for the preservation of books (or possibly it's just difficult to heat a room that big) yet students still need finger dexterity for the sake of typing on computers. Similarly they're rising in popularity for that reason in the rest of the world with the rise of cell phones and touchscreens.

Archers should ''not'' use these -- fingerless gloves would do nothing to protect one's draw hand, and the constant pressure of the bowstring cutting into one's fingers will ''cause'' damage. See the example on Green Arrow for more details.

Gloves are ''not'' common in competition weightlifting and should not be used, as they decrease the stability and security of one's grip and make lifting more difficult.

These gloves are recommended, but not necessary, for firing target rifles. They are not, however, recommended for using pistols, although wearing them while using pistols is probably not a problem. Note that the glove is worn on the hand used for steadying the rifle, not the hand used for the trigger.
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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* In SwordArtOnline most characters wear these.
* ''{{Manga/Bleach}}''
** Rukia can knock the "spirit" out of people with a [[http://planetrenders.net/renders/albums/userpics/44345/RukiaGlove.png magical fingerless glove]]. She later gets the same type that Byakuya wears (see below).
** Nemu wears gloves that lack fingers and a palm, and don't seem to do anything.
** Byakuya wears them, and they're expensive.
* ''LightNovel/OokamiSan'': Ryoshi's weapon of choice is a slingshot mounted on one of these.
* Spike Spiegel from ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' wears them on occasion, as does the first bounty. Leather to represent badass in both cases.
* Part of the Kogarasumaru team uniform in ''Manga/AirGear'', complete with uncomfortable-looking openings on the palm.
* ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}''
** Ash Ketchum
** Red, his counterpart in ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', also wears them, but his have a story. [[spoiler:He took them from Lieutenant Surge after beating him. They're insulated against electricity, and he uses them to handle Electric Pokémon safely. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome This cost Giovanni a prospective lieutenant]].]]
*** As it turns out, Red's gloves aren't really fingerless; the fingers are covered with a clear, almost invisible material.
** Ruby also wears them, although his don't have a story.
* ''Anime/YuGiOh''
** The duel gloves from Duelist Kingdom don't have fingers.
** [[MsFanservice Mai Valentine]] wears a pair of these with every outfit. In Duelist Kingdom, she wears a dueling glove. In Battle City, she wears a white [[OperaGloves opera-length]] pair with a more elegant look. In Waking the Dragons, she wears the short, black leather kind as pair of her EvilCostumeSwitch.
** In ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', Kaiser Ryo wears a studded pair when he reaches the Pro League.
** As a matter of fact, it might be easier to list the gloves in these shows that are ''not'' fingerless.
* ''Manga/SaintSeiya''
** Many of the female saints wear fingerless gloves. It gives a slightly creepy effect with those long fingernails.
** And, generally, every Cloth features them.
* {{Anime/Madlax}} wears them all the time.
* Kazuma from ''{{Anime/S-CRY-ed}}'' has one on his right hand. There are several theories on why he wears it, from hiding a deformity brought on by his alter, to protecting his hand from getting scraped by his metal alter, although most people think he does it [[RuleOfCool because it looks cool]].
* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''
** A common Barrier Jacket accessory. Approximately half the cast sports them, including, but not limited to, [[FrillyUpgrade post-Season 1]] [[SmallGirlBigGun Nanoha]], [[LadyOfWar Signum]], [[PersonOfMassDestruction Hayate]], and [[FullContactMagic Subaru]].
** Caro uses a Device that takes the form of a pair of fingerless gloves, with large, crystalline half-orbs on the back of the hand.
* Domon Kasshu of ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam''.
* Hikari from ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02''. Pure RuleOfCool, because there's no other possible explanation; she's a sweet girl-next-door type.
** Likewise, her Digimon partner Gatomon wears ''clawless'' gloves.
* ''Manga/GunsmithCats'': Bean Bandit uses a pair of bulletproof gloves like these as his riding gear.
* Ginji and Juubei from ''Manga/GetBackers''.
* The whole cast of ''{{Anime/Bakugan}}''.
* Revy from ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' wears a pair.
* ''Franchise/GhostInTheShell''
** Motoko Kusanagi wears them frequently.
* Worn frequently by members of Section Nine in ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex''. In one scene, the major uses a glove with large electrified metal attachments. That's right, a fingerless taser glove.
* In ''{{Manga/Kurokami}}'', Kuro wears a pair on her hands and ''feet''.
* Ling's two guards, Lan Fan/Ran Fan and Fu wear these in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''.
* ''{{Manga/Naruto}}''
** Kakashi has a pair of the black leather variety, with metal plates on the backs.
** Zabuza also has a pair but his are elbow-length and knitted. They don't detract from his badassitude, though; if anything they actually enhance it.
** Other wearers of fingerless gloves include Kankuro, Temari, and Sai. The things Killer Bee wears on his upper arm and wrist straddle the line between FingerlessGloves and DetachedSleeves.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' has [[RobotGirl Chachamaru]] occasionally wearing them after her MidSeasonUpgrade.
* Belldandy and Peorth's signature goddess outfit/uniform from the ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' {{anime}} have these. Urd, Belldandy's CoolBigSis, sometimes wears them as well.
* Minai from ''Manga/ShikabaneHime ''.
* Adam Blade from ''{{Manga/Needless}}'' sports a pair that have thick cross pattern cut into them. How they retain their perfect shape is a mystery though.
* Black*Star from ''Manga/SoulEater''. Until he joins Spartoi, then he wears HandwrapsOfAwesome.
* Éclair from ''Anime/KiddyGrade'' favours them.
* Musubi from ''{{Manga/Sekirei}}'' uses them. She fights hand-to-hand.
* Lavi from ''Manga/DGrayMan'' wears a pair to wield his [[DropTheHammer hammer]].
* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'': Part of Mami's MagicalGirl outfit. Sensible, given her WeaponOfChoice is magically-summoned single-shot rifles.
* The main characters from ''Franchise/LoveLive'' have been wearing these before.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ComicBook/ThePunisher wears them.
* {{ComicBook/X-Men}}'s ComicBook/{{Gambit}} wears gloves that are missing fingers, perhaps as a nod to his past as a thief. Also, his mutant ability to kinetically charge (i.e. blow up) objects depended on him touching the object. If he wore full gloves, he would only be able to blow up his gloves.
* Most archer superheroes, when they ''should'' be using [[http://tiny.cc/vzovv archery gloves]]. For the uninitiated, archery gloves are the ''exact opposite'' of these. They cover the tips of the bowstring fingers as far as the second knuckle on the palm side, but leave the rest of the hand exposed. For beginner or casual archers, there is also a tab finger guard as an alternative. That being said most professional archers (recurve, compound use release aids) prefer a finger tab due to the more consistent release of the arrow, a fingerless glove is perfectly good for the bow hand (the one that doesn't hold the string) and in cold weather can be helpful, a fingerless glove may also be combined with a finger-tab if the cut-out is low enough.
** Marvel's {{Hawkeye}}. They were handwaved by the fact that for a time, he labeled and selected his {{trick arrow}}s by touch.
* The second Hawkeye, Kate Bishop of the ComicBook/YoungAvengers, wears gloves with only the pinky and ring fingers cut off. Her teammates Wiccan and Hulkling wear more traditional fingerless gloves.
* In the comics version of ''[[{{ComicBook/WITCH}} W.I.T.C.H.]]'', the girls gain stronger versions of their powers in the "New Power" arc, thus, new costumes. All but Cornelia gain fingerless gloves as part of their new costumes (Cornelia has what could be consider normal gloves).
* In his civilian identity, Rorschach from ''{{ComicBook/Watchmen}}'' wears the hobo variety of these. Green ones, specifically.
* ComicBook/LadyDeath usually wears black opera-length fingerless gloves, sometimes with the middle finger intact.
* {{Flare}} wears fingerless gloves with her white cape.
* During his stint as [[TheSpymaster Commander of S.H.I.E.L.D.]], [[CaptainAmerica Steve Rogers]] wears fingerless gloves, and kicks ass with 'em, of course.
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* Von Remus and Adeodatus from ''{{Damnatus}}'' wear them as part of their [[CustomUniform custom uniforms]], just in case you were in any doubt about their badassery.
* Try to find a ''WickedLovely'' fan image that doesn't make either Seth wear them (as part of his punk/alternative/goth/rebel/something-ness) or Irial (as part of his badass DarkIsEdgy-ness.) Go on, try.
* The fingerless gloves in ''FanFic/DecksFallEveryoneDies'' emit holograms.
* Talies in ''FanFic/TheMotleyTwo'' wears a pair of these, with these characteristic holes in the back. There's actually a point to them: as a [[GeometricMagic Writer-Mage]], he's got a special rune etched into his hand which makes him sensitive to the flow of magic, but is also painful to touch.
* ''Fanfic/KitsuneNoKenFistOfTheFox'': Tenten wears a pair of these in combat.
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[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* Jiminy Cricket wears bum gloves at the beginning of ''{{Disney/Pinocchio}}''. Honest John and Gideon also wear them.
* {{Anastasia}}'s purple gloves in snowy Russia.
* Costumed vigilante Casey Jones wears fingerless gloves as part of his souped-up vigilante outfit in ''[[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles TMNT]]'' (2007).
* The title character wears these in ''{{Sintel}}''.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Movie version of ''Film/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet''. Everyone wears them except Johanna.
* John Bender of ''Film/TheBreakfastClub'' wears them, cause he's just badass like that.
* Watts in ''SomeKindOfWonderful''.
* Padmé Amidala wears the black leather kind in ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'', along with that [[FanService sexy black dress]].
* The Basher in ''Ocean's 11'' wears them as part of his quasi-Dickensian get up.
* ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}''
** The T-800 wears a pair in [[Film/TheTerminator the original movie]] after he gets his clothes off some punks.
** ''Film/TerminatorSalvation'': Marcus, John Connor, Kyle Reese and numerous other Resistance members all wear fingerless gloves at some point.
* The eponymous courier in ''Film/TheTransporter'' series often wears black leather driving gloves for obvious reasons.
* Aragorn wears these in ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings''.
* ''{{Film/Serenity}}'' features this as well.
* Crispin Glover wears these throughout ''Drop Dead Sexy''. When Glover is invited by a coroner to poke at a corpse, Jason Lee says he ought to be wearing gloves. Glover responds that he ''is'' wearing gloves.
* Tonks sports a pair in ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix''. Likely worn for {{Rule of Cool}} and/or {{Action Girl}}yness.
* Tuco, the "Ugly" from ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly'', wears the hobo-style gloves.
* Music/ViktorTsoi wears black fingerless gloves in ''Film/TheNeedle''.
* Several characters in ''Film/LandOfTheDead'' wear fingerless gloves.
* Charles Xavier sports a pair while in Russia during ''Film/XMenFirstClass''. They're probably not helping him keep warm, but they look pretty damn cool.
* Film/MadMax wears leather gloves with the fingers cut off as part of his battered police uniform.
* Worn by Aguirre in ''Film/AguirreTheWrathOfGod''. In the Amazon jungle.
* The [=SEALs=] in ''Film/ActOfValor'' wear fingerless gloves during their jungle raid, which makes sense as they're swimming, since it'll allow water to drain out, and help them keep a better grip on their weapons. Through the rest of the movie, however, they wear full gloves.
* Anton is wearing red knit fingerless gloves in ''Literature/NightWatch'', probably for action-related reasons. They probably aren't doing a lot to keep his hands warm, since he's in Moscow.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Pratchett's ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
** Lieutenant Blouse from ''Discworld/MonstrousRegiment'' wears them. [[spoiler:Later, they're named after him.]]
** Albert is described in ''{{Discworld/Mort}}'' as "one of those stick-thin, raw-nosed old men who always look as if they are wearing gloves with the fingers cut out ''even when they're not''". In Paul Kidby's illustrations, he frequently is.
** Also, it is mentioned in ''Discworld/MenAtArms'' that, had Edward De'Ath chosen another path in life, he would have become one of those old men who live in libraries, talk to themselves and wear gloves with the fingers cut off, or something to a similar effect.
* Bob Crachit wears these in some adaptations of ''Literature/AChristmasCarol'' as he's working in a cold office, but still needs his fingers free.
* In ''[[http://thelonelywinds.com/library.php The Lonely Winds]]'' books, Nails wears fingerless gloves with big silver spikes mounted on them.
* Fagin from ''Literature/OliverTwist''.
* It's mentioned in ''[[ComicBook/XWingSeries The Krytos Trap]]'' that traditional Twi'lek warrior garb includes a bandoleer, leggings, a LoinCloth, and fingerless gloves. Wedge puts on a modified version when trying to convince them to help.
* In ''Literature/TheStrain'', [[BadassGrandpa Abraham Setrakian]] uses them since he escaped a Nazi death camp, where he developed arthritis after [[BigBad The Master]] breaks his hands, and Setrakian didn't have time to set them because he was busy [[{{Badass}} killing Nazis, vampires, zombies, and Nazi-Vampire-Zombies]].
* In one of her ''BSC'' books, Stacey [=McGill=] tells the reader that once in NY she got away with wearing fingertip-less red lace gloves for two weeks.
* In ''Literature/TheHungerGames'', Katniss cuts holes in Rue's spare socks to keep her hands warm on her way to the feast.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Liza in ''Series/BeakmansWorld'' always wears cut-offs. (That would be the assistant they decided not to show in the recent syndicated cycle...)
* Frohike of ''TheLoneGunmen''.
* Lister from ''Series/RedDwarf'' wears the black leather variety in Series V, VI and VII.
* ''{{Series/Life on Mars|2006}}''/''AshesToAshes'': Gene Hunt and his fingerless leather driving gloves. He's just that badass.
* Max from ''DarkAngel''
* Mitchell from ''Series/BeingHuman'': wooly ones. In real life, it's because the set of their flat was apparently freezing and Creator/AidanTurner wanted to pile on as many layers as possible. In-universe? While Mitchell's the kind of vampire who can go out in the sunlight he's still sensitive to it, so he covers up as much as he can. Obviously it just became his signature style after a while -- there are plenty of scenes where Mitchell is shown wearing his gloves alongside a tight sleeveless shirt (and looking [[MrFanservice awesome]]) so it's as much RuleOfCool as anything.
* ''Franchise/SuperSentai''
** Ryu on ''Series/ChoujinSentaiJetman'' wears these often.
** Mika Koizumi from ''Series/ChoudenshiBioman'' wears these as well.
** ''Series/JukenSentaiGekiranger'' featured these as TransformationTrinkets for its initial three members.
* The First Doctor (as played by Richard Hurndall) wears them throughout the twentieth anniversary ''Series/DoctorWho'' story "The Five Doctors" -- despite never actually wearing them in the 1960s (as played by William Hartnell). The behind-the-scenes explanation for this was that the First Doctor wore a distinctive jewelled ring and the production team had been unable to locate a suitable prop before filming.
* Mason from ''DeadLikeMe'' owns a variety of knit fingerless gloves. The point is apparently to make him [[RummageSaleReject look scruffy]].
* In ''TheSarahConnorChronicles'', Cameron finds a way to include these in just about every outfit. This is a nod to the pair worn by the T-800 in the original movie, as noted above.
* They are almost always worn by Billy and Ricky on ''Billy the Exterminator''.
* Belker in ''HillStreetBlues''.
* Connor from ''{{Primeval}}''.
* Colonel Jack O'Neill frequently wears them as part of his uniform in the early seasons of ''Series/StargateSG1''.
* In the ''FraggleRock'' ChristmasEpisode "The Bells of Fraggle Rock", [[TricksterMentor Cantus the Minstrel]] wears a pair of fingerless gloves (which, for some reason, are called mittens).
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[[folder:Music]]
* Parodied in Music/TheLonelyIsland's Boombox. "Wooooow, everyone was wearing fingerless gloves/I saw a Spanish guy doing the Bartman."
* Music/MichaelJackson circa 1987.
* ''Inverted'' in Music/LadyGaga's video for "Telephone" -- she appears to be wearing the fingers of a glove, but not the glove itself.
* Inverted even earlier in Rachel Stevens's video for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z46DmaGCpW0 "So Good"]]. They covered her fingers and part of her palm, but didn't reach the wrist. They apparently became a minor meme in the UK.
* Chrissie Hynde wears them on the cover of the {{Music/Pretenders}}' [[SelfTitledAlbum self-titled]] debut album.
* {{Music/Madonna}} is frequently fond of these.
* Mandy Rain wore a pink glove for one of her hands when she was a member of the School Gyrls.
** Same thing with Lian Ross in her video for "Fantasy", except that she wears a light green glove for her other hand.
* Ivana Spagna had a pair of these in her "I Wanna Be Your Wife" video.
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[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* TheUndertaker wears gloves like these in {{Wrestling/WWE}}. The word "primetime" can be seen on each of them (a brand of MMA gloves).
* {{Wrestling/Kane}} wore one on his Right hand from his unmasking in 2003 up until his re-masking in 2011.
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* The ''Draconomicon'' supplement to the 3rd edition of ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' states that dragon's gloves don't have fingers to allow for their claws.
* A lot of Ork models from ''{{TabletopGame/Warhammer 40000}}'' appear to wear black leather mittens.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/CounterStrike'': The first-person model has these, regardless of the third-person model.
* Both Mag and Chain in ''VideoGame/EvolutionWorlds''.
* ''VideoGame/MegaMan''
** Geo Stelar and Sonia Strumm from ''VideoGame/MegaManStarForce''.
** Also Vent, Aile, Grey and Ashe from ''VideoGame/MegaManZX''.
** Invoked with Zero in his ''VideoGame/MegaManZero'' form. He's a robot, but his hands are black with white fingers. Might actually be gloves of a sort, as most Reploids usually have fabric over their joints to keep out dirt.
** Neige also has these in ''Zero 4''.
* ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry''
** In the fourth game, Dante sports a pair of gloves missing just the index finger and thumb. In the third he has normal fingerless gloves, and normal gloves in the first.
** Not to mention Dante's brother Vergil.
* The assassins in ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' wear fingerless gloves over slightly fingerless hands.
* In ''VideoGame/AtelierIris2TheAzothOfDestiny'', Fee wears fingerless gloves.
* In ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'', one sidequest involves fingerless gloves as part of a ChainOfDeals.
* They appear a lot in ''[[{{VideoGame/STALKER}} S.T.A.L.K.E.R.]]''.
** To the point that it triggered InformedEquipment. Sure, you might be wearing a full-body biohazard suit with a closed-circuit breathing system or a set of freaking PoweredArmor in Shadow of Chernobyl, but somehow you always still had fingerless gloves on. This was partially fixed in Clear Sky and completely fixed in Call of Pripyat (although in all three games starting and early-game gear always features FingerlessGloves).
* Faith from ''VideoGame/MirrorsEdge'' wears a glove like that [[FashionableAsymmetry on her right hand]]. Justified, since she needs all the agility she can muster (yes, that includes fingers) but also needs a way to protect her palms e.g. during long rope slides (do ''not'' try that trick at home without gloves).
* Wario in ''{{VideoGame/WarioWare}}''.
* Sniper Bills in ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga''.
* Orphen from ''[[SorcerousStabberOrphen Orphen]] Scion of Sorcery'' wears them. ([[http://slackers.com/pics/games/covers/06/601006.jpg Zap.]])
* ''Franchise/TombRaider'': Lara Croft frequently wears these.
* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' has a few variations - for some reason, [[TheChurch the local Chantry]] has priests wearing gloves with the index finger and thumb missing. Sebastian (team archer) and Isabela (PirateGirl) also wear them, and they're featured in some of the player character's outfits.
* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts''
** Sora wears these. Given Nomura's typical character designs, this is probably due to the RuleOfCool more than anything (especially since none of the above equal [[{{Adorkable}} puppyishness]]). Sora's gloves are also a cooler alternative to Mickey's WhiteGloves, as his original outfit was a ShoutOut to Mickey's iconic outfit.
** Given the kind of work Sora does and the extreme dexterity he uses in fights, wearing nothing or anything else on his hands would be downright illogical.
** [[ActionGirl Aqua]] wears these as well, and Terra wears one on his left hand as a part of his gauntlet.
* ''Franchise/TalesSeries''
** Yuri Lowell from ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' has one on his right hand. Possibly practical. His later ones have nasty-looking spikes on them, and several of his moves involve punching an enemy.
** Senel Coolige from ''VideoGame/TalesOfLegendia'' also sports a pair.
** Most of the party in ''VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia'' wear them.
** Luke, Van and Legretta from ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'' wears them.
* The disk-shooter glove used by Jade in ''VideoGame/BeyondGoodAndEvil'' is designed like this.
* A few characters from ''VideoGame/AdvancedVariableGeo'' not only wear fingerless gloves, but also toeless/heeless boots as well.
* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'': Niko wears them in screenshots and on the CD itself, but you cannot find them anywhere in the game. Hilariously, this was one of the most common fan complaints about the game, and they've since become a RunningGag on sites like [[http://www.gtaforums.com/ GTA Forums]]. The fingerless gloves ARE in the games' code -- with a little tweaking, one can get the fingerless gloves on the PC.
* Fingerless gloves are one of many costume options in ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes''. Just about every NPC who doesn't have full gloves or gauntlets has fingerless gloves. Street punks, mutants, hardened mercenaries, evil magic clowns -- Paragon City apparently has a strict "no bare hands" dress code.[[note]]This is actually an artistic/psychological trick to cover up technical limitations in the game engine. The NPC models have rather blocky mittenlike hand that's kind of distracting when skin-textured, but people "expect" less realistic detail when it looks like the hand's covered up anyway.[[/note]]
* They're also an option in ''RockBand''. This makes some sense, as playing a guitar while wearing gloves over the fingers somewhat kills the sound quality.
* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''
** The Heavy Weapons Guy.
** The Sniper as well, but only on his left hand. Curiously, his viewmodels show them on both hands.
* Practically every other character in the ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' series.
** ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil0'' -- Rebecca Chambers;
** ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil 1'' -- Chris Redfield, Jill Valentine, Barry Burton, Albert Wesker, Joseph Frost;
** ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2'' -- Leon S. Kennedy, Claire Redfield;
** ''{{VideoGame/Resident Evil 3|Nemesis}}'' -- Carlos Oliveira, Nicholai Ginovaef, Mikhail Victor, Nemesis;
** ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' -- Ada Wong, Jack Krauser, the Merchant;
** ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'' -- Sheva Alomar.
** ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'' -- Jake Muller while in Europe, Helena Harper while in China.
* Various characters in the ''SakuraTaisen'' series.
* ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life}}''
** Adrian Shepard of ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life|1}}: Opposing Force'' wears as such. With a gasmask. Of course, we're not going into the hows and whys.
** The resistance members in ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'' wear them as well, as does Alyx.
* Haken Browning from ''EndlessFrontier'' has these. Ironically, despite him being a badass, he gets MOCKED for these, albeit by a BrattyHalfPint villain.
* Franchise/CrashBandicoot always wears these.
* So do ''JakAndDaxter''.
* Several characters from the ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' series:
** Tifa and Yuffie from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII''.
** Cloud's gloves were drawn as fingerless in ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy''.
** Zell, Irvine and Laguna from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII''
** Rikku from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' and ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2''
** Basch in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII''.
** Lightning and Sazh from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII''
** Marche from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsAdvance'' and Montblanc in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsA2'' fit within this trope.
** Kefka Palazzo's character artwork as well as his appearance in ''DissidiaFinalFantasy'' sports these, most likely to complement the unusual and almost chaotic outfit to exemplify his insane nature.
* Ike and Zihark from ''VideoGame/FireEmblem''.
* Many characters in {{Fighting Game}}s. Ryu and Ken from ''StreetFighter'' are some of the most prominent.
* Artyom, the player character of ''{{VideoGame/Metro 2033}}'', starts off wearing a pair of fingerless knit gloves. The stealth suit upgrade gives you a set of (full-finger) black leather gloves, while the heavy armor suit upgrade gives you a pair of fingerless, olive green combat gloves.
* Nowe from ''{{Drakengard}} 2'' wears them.
* Matt Engarde from ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney: Justice For All''.
* Adult Link from ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' wears them, probably because they're helpful in archery.
* Blackwatch soldiers in ''{{VideoGame/Prototype}}'' wear them... [[FridgeLogic oddly enough, considering that they're a biohazard unit]].
* ScaryBlackMan James Heller wears these in ''{{VideoGame/Prototype 2}}''.
* [[VideoGame/StarFox Wolf O'Donnell]] for his outfit in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros. Brawl''.
* Fingerless baseball gloves are an option at the clothing shop you visit as part of the prologue of ''VideoGame/SaintsRow2''. You can also choose to wear them on just one hand.
* ''{{Brink}}'' has a huge number of possible outfits you can give your character, but you can't not wear fingerless gloves.
* ''VideoGame/DukeNukemForever'' gives Duke fingerless gloves.
** [[OlderThanTheyThink ...which first appeared in]] DukeNukemManhattanProject.
* The [[ItsRainingMen Orbital Drop]] [[SpaceMarine Shock Troopers]] in ''Halo3ODST'' wear these. Interestingly, ODST suits are intended to be sealed to allow the wearer to survive exposure to vaccum. Presumably the undersuit tightens against the body to keep pressure on the wearer, and exposed fingers are considered a minor trade off to allow for digital dexterity.
* Cole [=McGrath=] from ''{{VideoGame/inFamous}}''. His best friend, Zeke Dunbar, wears this in the sequel. Justified in that are or at least were bike couriers (yes, Zeke too). Ipso facto cycling gloves.
* In ''VideoGame/LightningLegendDaigoNoDaibouken'', both {{Badass}} {{Bishounen}} Terrific Forelock, and CuteBruiser Mayu Uzaka, wear these.
* Ari in ''{{Okage}}: Shadow King'' wears these.
* Scorpion from ''VideoGame/MortalKombat'', [[DependingOnTheArtist sometimes]].
* Kate in ''{{Syberia}}'' 2 gets one with her warm outfit before setting off to her journey.
* ''Franchise/MetalGear'':
** In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'', Psycho Mantis has gloves with only the index and pinky finger exposed. There seems to be no particular reason for this strange configuration, aside from style.
** In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'' Solid Snake wears a pair when he is in his Iroquois Pliskin disguise.
** Naked Snake/Big Boss wears gloves with the thumb and index and middle fingers exposed in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'' and ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker''. In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'', he, at [[http://www.gamedynamo.com/images/galleries/photo/1335/metal-gear-solid-v-5-the-phantom-pain-ps3-xbox-360-screenshots-11.jpg different]] [[http://image.gamespotcdn.net/gamespot/images/2013/161/681794_20130611_screen006.jpg points]], wears either one glove with the thumb and next two fingers exposed or one completely fingerless glove over his right hand while leaving his [[ArtificialLimbs prosthetic]] [[RedRightHand left hand]] [[FashionableAsymmetry bare]].
* Terry Bogard from ''VideoGame/FatalFury''.
* Several outfits in both ''Videogame/{{Fallout 3}}'' and ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' feature fingerless gloves. The most common outfit to feature it is the leather armor, which most players will usually find within the first 20 minutes of play.
* In ''VideoGame/RuneFactory4'' the male protagonist Lest wears fingerless gloves that go up past his elbow, though female protagonist Frey doesn't. Eligible bachelors Doug and Leon wear arm/hand guard things that resemble fingerless-and-palmless gloves.
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* Kishima Kouma in ''KagetsuTohya''. He's the guy who killed Shiki's father when the Tohno family attacked. He's described as the perfect blend of demon and human blood. Since he's so badass, despite having [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity inverted]] he remains rather rational.
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* Hank from ''WebAnimation/MadnessCombat'' ends up wearing a pair.
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* Gorro of ''Webcomic/TheDragonDoctors'' wears a pair.
* Dave's Bro, Cans, Nepeta, and Equius from ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}'' (all close range/melee specialists, note) wear these.
* Richard the Warlock from ''Webcomic/LookingForGroup''. It sure is a part of his overall "evil" allure, especially since his fingers look like claws.
* From ''[[http://www.interrobangstudios.com/di/index.php The Dark Intruder]]'', Smart Girl wears the badass kind.
* Monica of ''Webcomic/WapsiSquare'' wears these as part of a roller derby costume during a [[http://wapsisquare.com/comic/happy-halloween-2/ Halloween filler strip.]]
* George and Trixabelle wear some in Webcomic/{{Mokepon}}.
* Gloves of Dexterity in ''Webcomic/OurLittleAdventure''. Angelika and Julie each have a pair right now.
* Worn briefly by CK in ''Webcomic/CommanderKitty'' after he receives an unwanted makeover, to go with all the other BadAss [[ClicheStorm cliches]] that [[RobotGirl Zenith]] threw in at Nin Wah's behest.
* The title character of MushroomGo wears these, at least in the beginning.
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* Penny in ''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog'' has a pair of the knit variety, presumably to emphasize her link to the homeless population.
* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'': Without a doubt one of the stranger examples, [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-494 SCP-494]]. Holding a different object in each hand causes the matter composing each to reverse. For example, when a mouse was held in one hand and a penny in the other, the mouse turned into a little copper figurine of a mouse, while the penny turned into a tiny, furry, ''[[{{Squick}} living]]'' disc, which, according to the article [[AndIMustScream responded to light and pain.]]
* Lancer of the ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'' tried a superhero costume with fingerless gloves, camo pants, and other "urban badass" motifs. Since he can hit with five tons of force, the gloves are not exactly needed.
* The few descriptions of Eric in ''Roleplay/MallFight'' (''Mall Fight'' not being a visual medium) have him wearing these.
* A ''PicnicFace'' sketch on YouTube uses this trope to connote poverty, with a pair of orphans:
-->'''Orphan #1''': All I have are these fingerless gloves.
--->'''Orphan #2''': And all ''I'' have are these gloveless fingers.
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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''
** Sokka wears fingerless gloves for practical reasons, mostly so he can catch his boomerang without cutting his hand while still having the dexterity to use it. He's also just cool like that.
** Mai also wears some badass fingerless gloves.
** And so does Katara in Season 3.
** ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'': Pro-bending armor and Mako's normal outfit both include fingerless gloves.
* ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko''
** Ulrich has this as part of his Lyoko outfit from the start.
** So do Yumi, Aelita and William with their new avatars in Season 4.
* Speedy gets to wear these in ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans''. Partially to serve as an arm protector (he is an archer after all) and partially because they look cool.
* {{WesternAnimation/Cybersix}} wears these.
* Several characters in the second ''[[TMNT2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'' series wear these, most notably Casey Jones in his movie-inspired ''Back to the Sewer'' look.
* ''{{WesternAnimation/Beetlejuice}}'': Long fingerless black gloves lend {{Goth}} gal Lydia Deetz a touch of class.
* Evangelyne from ''{{WesternAnimation/Wakfu}}'', another archer, also wears long fingerless black gloves as part of her season 2 outfit.
* Peep on ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes''.
* The WesternAnimation/SWATKats wear them.
* ''WhereOnEarthIsCarmenSandiego'' -- the 1990's Carmen Sandiego had her mooks wearing gloves that were missing the index fingers and pinkies... also flared sleeves, driving caps and goggles, but somebody somewhere seems to think they looked cool.
* The driving glove-variety is seen on the driver of the Lincoln hired to run WesternAnimatin/{{Archer}}'s stepfather off the road.
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* There's actually a word for it in France: "''mitaines''". However it's rather a feminine accessory and an old-fashioned type of glove, though it's beginning to come back into fashion. It's stereotypically the kind of wool-based clothes grandmothers knit for their grandchildren. Badass enough for you?
* German designer [[http://images.artfinding.com/article/2697/karl_lagerfeld_to_stage_the_26th_biennale_des_antiquaires_1326372305253.jpg Karl Lagerfeld]] is never seen without a pair of these.
* Sailors often wear them on modern ships to prevent rope burn while retaining the ability to tie knots.
* The knitted variant are extremely useful for people who like to draw and write outside, because they keep the hands warm while allowing the fingers freedom of moving.
* Fingerless gloves apparently made with a fair amount of either Lycra or Spandex are generally available among needlework supplies, and do offer good hand/wrist support when doing delicate work for an extended period.
* If a guitarist is playing outdoors (at a music festival for example), fingerless gloves are practical ways to keep one's hands warm while still retaining the ability to play as the cloth would get caught on the strings if they were to wear regular gloves.
* Many gloves used for shooting (guns, not bows) will have at least 1 finger cut out. Particularly common for gunners aboard bombers in WorldWarII. They were fighting at altitudes of 20,000 or 30,000 feet up, so it was punishingly windy and cold, and the machine guns were not designed with the thick gloves in mind, so they'd cut off the index finger so they could work the trigger. Archery gloves cover the three middle fingers with heavy pads to keep the string from chafing the fingers used to draw, but don't cover the other fingers. This is becoming less common, as more and more archers use releases rather than pulling the bowstring by hand, but three-finger gloves can still be found in any archery or hunting shop. Hunting gloves have no fingers for the same reason as shooting gloves, but often have a mitten-like flap that folds down over the fingers to keep them warm. When shooting the flap velcros to the back of the hand leaving fingers free to operate the trigger.
* In marching bands, clarinets, flutes/piccolos and some brass players will often be played with fingerless gloves, if gloves are worn at all, because of the mechanics of the instrument needing bare fingers.
* In Japan, they're associated with {{otaku}} culture, which apes the style from media.
* Studded leather fingerless gloves are also very popular with the metalhead community; often worn with studded wristbands and other spiky clothing.
* Open-fingered gloves are standard in UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts; they protect the fists and prevent head cuts from strikes, while leaving the fingers free for gripping.
* Rifle and sabre spinners in color[=/=]winterguard often wear these on one (usually the right) or both hands to reduce the pain of catching their weapons.
* Savvier roller coaster operators are occasionally seen with biking gloves, as they reduce the chances of injuring one's hands while checking restraints.
* Fingerless gloves with padded palms are popular with bodybuilders, because heavy weights can press uncomfortably against the bones in your palms.
* Professional pencil artists often usually modified archivist's gloves - thin cotton gloves with the tips of the thumb, fore and middle finger cut off, the rest intact. This allows tactile sensitivity for holding a pencil or pen while preventing skin oil from getting into the paper and making the smudges impossible to erase.
* Bicyclists wear fingerless gloves with thick padding on the inside of the knuckles and the inner side of the palm, because that's where the bicyclists' hands rest on the handlebars.
** Motorcyclists' gloves are similar, but especially reinforced on the inner side of the wrist, because this is one of your body parts you instinctively brake with when you fall from a bike at high speed, and without the gloves, your flesh and bone will be ground and rubbed off by the tarmac.
* ''[[http://www.refinery29.com/static/bin/entry/5e0/x/5748/texting-gloves-five-point.jpg Texting gloves]]''. They are gloves with removable index fingers and thumbs, so you can text on your phone without removing the entire thing.
** While there are texting gloves like that, the image linked is actually the variety with textured fingertips that will work with a touchscreen.
* A favourite of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhuOKiVADXA Chinese private military contractors]]. Also standard issue for People's Liberation Army soldiers.
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