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[[caption-width-right:256:Do you think she's getting a headache?]]

This is when a character's full-body portrait is shown, as commonly seen in {{Title Sequence}}s, only they're upside-down. May also appear in other parts of a work as well.

Used for artistic effect or perhaps to symbolize something about the character, such as [[ImHavingSoulPains being in pain in strange ways]], or in [[PaintingTheMedium deep thought]]. Whether the character is really upside-down, or is lying on his or her back (or floating) and is merely seen from a perspective that puts their head down, is not necessarily clear.

Note that this only applies when the character is seen in a stylized portrait. Although it could appear anywhere within a work, if the character is literally floating upside-down within the ''story'', it is not an example of this.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Some of the main female characters in ''BaldrForceEXEResolution'', along with upright and sideways variations.
* Rai in ''Manga/JyuOhSei'', with his twin brother Thor upright next to him, in almost perfect symmetry.
* Makina in ''ShikabaneHime'' in the TitleSequence, as seen in the page picture to the right.
* In the opening to ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'', it happens with Yukari upside-down and Nyamo right-side up. Then Yukari glares at Nyamo, and their positions are switched.
* A black body can be seen, reflected upside-down in water, spinning against the dark blue background of the ClosingCredits of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''.
** The OP too: at an early point, Asuka and Rei's [[BarbieDollAnatomy naked silhouettes]] pan over the screen in the background. Asuka is upside-down while Rei is upright.
* Arcueid in the OP of ''[[VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}} Shingetsutan Tsukihime]]'', for quite a while even.
* [[VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry Battler]] in the ''Umineko'' Motion Graphic 6 has a couple of seconds where he's shown upside down, flashing through a sea of memories.
* Several examples from the LightNovel/SwordArtOnline anime:
** Asuna in the ClosingCredits of the first season's Aincrad arc, diagonally below a right-side up Kirito.
** And in the Phantom Bullet arc, Shino in the ClosingCredits and her game character Sinon (and Death Gun) in the TitleSequence. Twice over in the former, in fact: once as her present self, then again as her 11-year­-old self, when she [[spoiler:shot and killed a would-be bank robber]].
** Leafa in the Caliber arc's ClosingCredits.


[[folder: Music]]
* ''Music/TheCommercialAlbum'' by Music/TheResidents has an album cover like this. The eye ball heads of the upside down standing band are actually the eyes of a giant couple (Music/BarbraStreisand and Creator/JohnTravolta) in normal view.
* ''Music/BedtimeStories'' by Music/{{Madonna}} also features her upside down.

[[folder: Video Games]]

* In the opening to ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'', Shiki is shown upside-down next to mirror image of her right-side up. [[spoiler:This is an outright [[SpoilerOpening spoiler]] that can only be seen in hindsight. Shiki has Eri's appearance, so there really are two Shikis. [[MindScrew We're confused too]].]]
* Sora briefly in the OP to ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsI''.
* Happens late in the story with the [[ProtagonistTitle title protagonist]] of ''VideoGame/{{Wadanohara}}'', when [[spoiler:Princess Mikotsu]] briefly manages to [[spoiler:trap her in a LotusEaterMachine]].
* In ''VideoGame/DreamingMary'':
** Mary herself on the title screen.
** Most endings have the end credits with Mary being pictured in this fashion behind them, [[spoiler:surrounded by images of her [[FalseFriend 'friends']] as she descends into darkness]]. An unusual example in that the player has to move her down the portrait with the arrow keys to make the credits scroll and end the game.


[[folder: Other media]]

* The [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/bf/FunnyGirl1.jpg/215px-FunnyGirl1.jpg cover art]] for the musical ''FunnyGirl''.