Blush Sticker
She probably found out what's on her computer.

When a Cheerful Child is being cute, often they'll have what appears to be blush on their cheeks, except that instead of being drawn as a circular gradient like you might expect, the blush appears as a flat horizontal oval with little or no shading, almost as though they just put a sticker on their cheek. Sometimes the blush even goes past the edge of their cheek and sits half on their cheek and half in the air.

A character may have one or two Blush Stickers regardless of whether it's symmetrical. Sometimes, blush stickers are even permanent. It's also popular on dark-skinned characters whose blush might be otherwise hard to see.

Expect these characters to be prone to the Crush Blush.

Compare Luminescent Blush. Either one may also be used to indicate drunkenness or, in the case of Hentai and Ecchi, arousal. See also Through a Face Full of Fur for the non-human variant.


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    Professional Wrestling 
  • IWA Texas ACW American Joshi Champion Su Yung painted two in the vein of Pikachu on her face.

    Video Games 
  • Disgaea: Flonne has them.
  • Kirby, all the time. And in the same vein, frigging Meta Knight!
  • Hamtaro: All the hamsters blush this way in the Hamtaro games.
  • A large number of the characters in Touhou Project.
  • Your daughter in the fifth installment of the Princess Maker series sports a pair of these. Oddly enough, there are times in which she actually blushes.
  • Blushes of the Summon Night series are always of this sort.
  • In the opening animation for the PS2 version of Arcana Heart, the whole cast showcases this trope.
  • Kanisawa Kinu, from Tsuyokiss, has these permanently.
  • Ragnarok Online has the Blush middle headgear.
  • Tales of the Abyss: Tear's "Monster Collector" title gives her these, but they're hard to notice until a cutscene.
  • The characters of Final Fantasy Tactics Advance. As for its sequel, they transformed into Luminescent Blushes.
  • In The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks, Link gains some, although they are only visible on his map sprite-symbol and in certain cutscenes. This is the second notable trait that sets him apart from the, otherwise identical, Link from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, the first being the lower pitch of his voice.
  • In Persona 4, Ayane. To the point where it's a fandom joke that every time she actually blushes, she's closer to evolving into a Pikachu.
  • Many Pokémon, especially of the Fairy egg group. Clefairy and Pikachu are most noteworthy of the lot, being the original and ascended fanon franchise mascots, respectively.
    • Pikachu's blush stickers are particularly noteworthy - that's where the electric sacs are.
  • Almost everyone in EarthBound and its sequel Mother 3 has this all the time.
  • Toroko from Cave Story has these permanently on her both cheeks. Ma Pignon has a permanent one on his left cheek.
  • In the Valentine's Day update for Scribblenauts Remix, Maxwell ends up doing this.
  • In Team Fortress 2, the Pocket Medic is a little team-colored Medic doll that sits in a pocket stitched to the Heavy's vest or the Soldier's fatigues, complete with a smile and blush. Isn't he cute?
  • Phantom Brave has Marona, Carona, and Castile, who all have very faint ones in most official art featuring them.
  • Some ports of ClockWerx have Stop Motion Cutscenes in which the protagonist sports these—and they really are an extra layer of pink clay stuck to his face.
  • BlazBlue slaps a pair on Makoto after Amane's Astral is done with her. Gentlemen... BEHOLD!!
  • Aurora from Child of Light has these, making her look cute and innocent. She still keeps them after her Overnight Age-Up into a young lady.
  • In A Witch's Tale, almost every character has blush stickers except for the Eld Witch and the Cheshire Cat.
  • Luke Triton of Professor Layton has somewhat difficult-to-distinguish blush stickers on his sprites and character models, though in animation they become a Luminescent Blush. A number of NPCs in the series also have them.
  • Chara of Undertale has these. What a cute thing for such a cute potentially mass murdering child to have!
  • Most of the younger fairy characters in the Panel de Pon series have them.
  • In-game, inklings in Splatoon have circular blush marks on their cheeks, although they're considerably more realistic in color than most examples.
  • Vivian in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.

    Visual Novels 
  • Ace Attorney:
    • The very young Pearl Fey has these.
    • Pops up a few times on the more comedic characters, especially Larry Butz.
    • Incongruously, the aptly-named Wendy Oldbag also shows them whenever in fangirl mode over her latest celebrity obsession (and Edgey-poo).

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Alternative Title(s): Blush Stickers, Pikachu Cheeks