In animation, it's fairly common for characters to be depicted differently from what you'd expect from real life (usually [[FourFingeredHands missing the little finger]]), especially from the anatomical point, mostly due to [[RuleOfAnimationConservation simplification]] of the human/animal figure represented. Sometimes though, one or more characters in particular on a show will be depicted in a way distinctive from the rest of the cast. Normally, they either:

* lack one prominent anatomical feature, especially [[TheNoseless the nose]];
* or are depicted with more detail, having features that other members of the cast don't;

Of course, this trope applies only when one or a few characters among the whole cast of the show are depicted with less or more detail than the greatest part of the cast. After all, it's almost impossible to determine a norm if there is none to start with.

Related to TertiarySexualCharacteristics: in many cartoons, only females have visible lips and eyelashes.

Super trope to the first type of TheNoseless, sub-trope of NonStandardCharacterDesign. Related to InvisibleAnatomy.
[[AC:Examples of characters lacking something]]
* Krillin, of the ''Anime/DragonBall'' series, who doesn't feature a nose. (Lampshaded during the first TournamentArc, when Krillin is losing a fight to a barbarian who uses his stench as a weapon - until Goku points out Krillin's lack of a nose)
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'', who have no fingers (nor noses), even lampshaded once.
* Omi of ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown.'' No nose. (Also no hair, but then again, he is a monk.)
* ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'': Charlie Brown. WordOfGod says he has a full head of hair, if very fine short and blond. [[CharlieBrownBaldness You'd never know it]], would you?
* ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}} and Dogbert have no mouths (but the rest of the cast does). There were rare cases in the comics in which a mouth appears when Dilbert was shouting. In the [[WesternAnimation/{{Dilbert}} cartoon series]], it would only appear when they were speaking.
* Mandy from ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' is the only character [[TheNoseless without a nose]]. Also Grim, but he's a skeleton anyway.
* ComicStrip/{{Cathy}} has no nose, but no one else in the comic shares this trait.
* Lampshaded in an early episode of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''. Team Rocket suffers some sort of gas attack, and Meowth panics, thinking that his nose has melted away, before he realizes, "Oh yeah, I forgot! [[MediumAwareness The cartoonists never gave me a nose.]]"
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. You can't tell where Bart, Lisa and Maggie's forehead ends and hair begins, they all run together and are of the same color, and none of the other characters share this trait.
** The Simpson kids are "tow-headed" - which means very light, flaxen blonde, as confirmed by Chief Wiggum when he radios in to the police station and describes Bart as such. Also, during a sight-gag about "realistic cartoons", where the family suddenly morph into far more human-looking depictions of their characters, the Simpson kids are all seen to be very light blonde.
** Also, characters that have been in the show since the Tracy Ulman days (such as the Simpson family and Krusty the Clown) tend to have [[SphereEyes really huge eyeballs]] while everyone else's eyes are more or less normal sized.
* {{Eroge}} Games that have an [[HiddenEyes eyeless protagonist.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'': At first, little Ike Broflovski is the only one drawn having small beady eyes and a Pac-Man-like head which flaps up and down whenever he speaks. We later find out that rather than Ike being drawn special because he is much younger than anyone else, that Canadians (he is adopted) all look like that. It's unknown if this was planned from the start or something the creators added later, but it's likely the former, since Terrence and Philip had the same element from the start, and their accents marked them (poorly) as Canadian.
** Likewise, many of the children lack noses, whereas adults and, to some extent, older children have them.
** Characters introduced in later episodes tend to be more detailed due to the advancements in animation, while the older characters keep their simpler designs.
* To emphasize his [[VoluntaryShapeshifting amorphous nature,]] ComicBook/PlasticMan has no toes. (Though presumably, Plas could extrude as many toes as he wished, if he wanted to).
* Several characters on ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' don't have ''arms''.
* In the short film ''Film/BadlyDrawnRoy'', Roy has [[TheNoseless no nose]], four fingers, lacks detail and one hand is smaller than the other. At least some of this is due to intentional StylisticSuck.
* Hata of ''Manga/SeitokaiYakuindomo'' normally [[TheNoseless has no nose]]. On rare occasions, she'll have one when viewed from the side.
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'':
** Most [[RubberForeheadAliens gems]] lack eyebrows, [[SuddenAnatomy except when they need them for expressions]].
** Onion and Yellowtail both lack ears. Onion also lacks eyebrows.

[[AC:Examples of characters with something extra]]
* In ''TheSimpsons'', the only character with five fingers is God.
* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' only the elves and certain other creatures have ears; all humans lack them. One half-elf reveals his hybrid status by showing [[AllGenesAreCodominant he has a single (pointed) ear.]]
* [=SpongeBob=] and Sandy are two of the very few characters in ''WesternAnimatin/SpongeBobSquarePants'' that have fingers instead of FingerlessHands. Lampshaded on a few occasions.
* In ''WesternAnimation/SouthParkBiggerLongerAndUncut'', The Mole is the only kid to have ears.