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A character that looks strange in the context of their cartoon world. Usually a main character and most likely because this main character was designed before the artist could get into the swing of drawing the rest of the characters. Either that, or it's to set the character apart.

Several {{crossover}}s fit this trope. It's especially noticeable when the characters are from different franchises, showcasing distinctive character designs from their respective source material.

A subtrope of this is {{Gonk}}, where the character deviates from the style specifically for the purpose of looking ugly. Compare ArtShift (when the art itself becomes more cartoonish or viceversa) and MasculineLinesFeminineCurves (women tend to be drawn more realistically than men in many illustrated works). CartoonishCompanions is a SubTrope.



[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
** The Admirals Akainu, Kizaru, and Aokiji, who, mostly because they are based on actual actors, are drawn in a style more realistic than most others (especially Akainu), almost to the point of falling in the UncannyValley. Post-TimeSkip, Fujitora (one of the new Admirals) joins them, since he resembles actor Shintaro Katsu as Franchise/{{Zatoichi}}.
** [[MadScientist Caesar Clown's]] design is remarkably different from most of the characters in the series, to the point of many fans thinking he looks like somebody out of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''.
** Mihawk's eyes. Aside from their [[SupernaturalGoldEyes color]] and hawk-like design (which earned him the name "[[RedBaron Hawk Eye]]"), the most outstanding thing about them is actually just that they're TsurimeEyes, which don't really show up in this series.
** Cavendish, who's drawn as a {{Bishonen}}, and has glinting eyes. That's a very, '''''[[MillionToOneChance very]]''''' uncommon trait for male characters in ''One Piece'', not even for a RidiculouslyCuteCritter like Chopper. It's usually reserved for female characters.
** There are a handful of female characters who ''don't'' have glinting eyes. This includes characters such as Kokoro, Perona, Lola, Sweet Pea, and Monet.
** [[AdventurerArchaeologist Nico Robin]] looks more realistic than the rest of the Straw Hat Crew.
** Diamante's eyes and nose look realistic, so he looks ''[[UncannyValley really]]'' strange with a CheshireCatGrin coupled with his GagLips.
** Charlotte Katakuri looks like a super gritty, post-apocalyptic BadassBiker guy with the grim personality to match, seeming to have come straight out of ''Mad Max'' or something.
* ''Anime/ArmitageIII'': The Second-type androids, along with [[spoiler:Naomi Armitage and Julian Moore]], are designed and drawn in a traditional, big-eyed Anime style. The humans, D'anclaude, and the [[spoiler:Third-type androids]] are designed in a more realistic style (and with [[{{Mukokuseki}} more visibly European facial features]]).
* The fusions in ''Manga/BoboboboBobobo'' are drawn in a much more serious style than the regular characters. When a fusion fails, it's drawn [[StylisticSuck in a much crappier style than the regular characters.]]
* Not unlike the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' celebrities example are the monkey and dog in ''LightNovel/BludgeoningAngelDokurochan'', who look like people with photographed heads.
* In ''Manga/CromartieHighSchool'', whenever Kamiyama encounters one of his former middle school classmates, they're always depicted in a simplistic cartoony style that contrast the series' semi-realistic style.
* ''Anime/HareGuu'':
** There are birds that are drawn in a crude, primitive style.
** Guu herself has more simplistic style than the rest of the cast, lacking fingers and toes in most situations, and moves with boneless flops.
* ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack''
** The PluckyComicRelief, [[CluelessDetective Gai Kurasawa]] and his assistant [[CosplayOtakuGirl Kiko]], don't look like they even belong in the same series, which is appropriate given that generally the only reason they ''are'' involved is chance. These two alone are also the only ones in the entire series (until the OVA with the YaoiFangirl- and even that features these two) to show the standard exaggerated anime expressions such as WingDingEyes, SweatDrop, and CrossPoppingVeins.
** [[MadScientist Dr. Schraeder]] and his crazy hair that's [[MiniatureSeniorCitizens probably taller than he is]].
* Most of the game characters in ''Anime/DotHackSign'' have standard {{Anime}} designs, except for "A-20", who appears in a couple of episodes and has a much more cartoony appearance and no visible nose. This looks especially strange when she's interacting with Mimiru. Of course this does lampshade the fact that the animated characters we're watching are actually supposed to ''be'' animated characters and not real people.
* Anime Tenchou from ''Manga/LuckyStar'', pictured above, and the rest of his co-workers are drawn in a very bold, sketchy action-series style, in contrast to the PuniPlush of everyone else. That's because Anime Tenchou didn't originate from ''Lucky Star'', he was created by ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'' character designer Kazuhiko Shimamoto as the mascot of Animate and had his own OVA by Creator/StudioGainax, long before he made appearances in other anime (as he's also appeared in ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'').
* Speaking of ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'', another example can be found in [[StudentCouncilPresident Hinagiku]] [[EnsembleDarkhorse Katsura]] who was actually in a different, more...flowery style that is heavily reminiscent of [[Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena Utena]], which seems to be one of Hata-sensei's inspirations for her character and some elements of the plot. It's especially noticeable in her introductory chapter but as the art style for the series has become more of a mixture of PuniPlush and NoodlePeople her design has become more-or-less the same as everyone else's unless she's being focused on.
* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'':
** Lordgenome is deliberately drawn in a sketch-heavy style, to highlight his role as the BigBad. Later applied to [[spoiler:[[PeopleJars Lordgenome's head]] and post-timeskip Simon]].
** [[spoiler:The Anti-Spiral]] looks like a chalk drawing in animated form. This highlights not only his BigBad status, but how utterly ''[[EldritchAbomination wrong]]'' he is. Similarly, his standard battle mecha are both CG and don't resemble a human being or animal in the slightest, unlike every previous mecha in the series. Even their codename, Mugann, means "faceless". Their battleships (and their units), Ashtanga, also look unusual in that they are like a bizarre mass of faces and shadow-arms and a bit more grim and realistically shaded, and overall completely unlike the Gunmen and Dai-Guns before.
** Attenborough has been [[FanNickname nicknamed]] "Beamspam [=McMuppet=]", for reasons that will become apparent when you see [[http://i40.tinypic.com/qoce1t.jpg this picture]] (he's the third one from the left).
* Aburazaka from ''Manga/AiKora'' has a chubby-cheeked, excessively-stylized face that makes him look like a gag manga character. It contrasts not only with the relatively realistic faces of the rest of the cast, but also with his personality of a shameless pervert.
* Soujirou Marui, father of the triplets in ''Manga/{{Mitsudomoe}}'', is drawn with a much rougher art style and thicker outlines compared to everyone else. His face is also somewhat different from the rest of the cast, adult and child alike.
* ''Manga/SoulEater'':
** The Flying Dutchman, who looks like some sort of deranged and villainous muppet.
** Excalibur is drawn with very little detail, huge round eyes and an all-white color scheme, looking notably cartoonish among the other characters. Lampshaded by various characters across the series, most notably how he looks like he has googley eyes from a rainy day arts and crafts project.
* In ''Manga/FutabaKunChange'', Principal Hiroin has a considerably more cartoonish look than all the characters, including a huge round head over a midget body.
* ''[[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood]]'' delivers a very minor example; Ed, Al, Hohenheim and [[spoiler:all other characters of Xerxian descent]] are drawn with a dark yellow outline to their hair which makes them appear to glow slightly. All other characters, even other blonds, have their hair outlined in black.
* This happened to Chiba from ''Manga/WanderingSon'' after her ArtEvolution. She looked considerably more mature then most other characters from late elementary throughout middle school. It eventually leveled out in high school when everyone began aging.
* Hiruma from ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'', with his fangs, claws, and spiky blonde AnimeHair looks very different from the more normally drawn members of the cast.
* It can look mighty weird when Elizabeth of ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'' is standing next to the rest of the cast.
* The [[EldritchAbomination witches]] and their [[EldritchLocation barriers]] from ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' are all animated in drastically, disturbingly different ways from the rest of the show. Each one has a unique style of animation, ranging from thick-line to shadow puppets.
* ''Manga/MiraiNikki'':
** All of the diary owners are drawn in a style somewhere between typical anime and realistic. Eighth however... Eighth is four feet tall, four feet wide, and has eyes the size of dinner plates perched over a cat's mouth. Next to other characters, [[http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lxx3446wJG1qzz9rr.png she can look utterly terrifying.]]
** There's also Deus Ex Machina, who is animated entirely with CG while everyone else is drawn in 2D.
* ''Anime/MawaruPenguindrum''
** Tsubasa Yuuki stands out whenever she shows up. She's drawn in a 70s shoujo manga style, and is specifically modeled after [[Manga/RoseOfVersailles Lady Oscar.]]
** The penguins look more cartoonish than the human characters around them. The series shows realistic penguins on occasion just to draw a comparison with the usual group.
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'':
** A minor example, but Nando has more realistically drawn eyes compared to the other characters, who have larger and more cartoony-looking eyes.
** In ''Anime/PokemonHeroes'' the museum curator Lorenzo looked more Western Animated, [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/File:Lorenzo_M05.png particularly in the eyes than the classic big anime eyes.]]
** Cilan's SkintoneSclerae are even more [[http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120308015029/pokemon/images/3/3a/Vestless_Cilan.png noticeable]] than in the games.
* In ''Manga/PocketMonsters'', some of Red's Pokémon, most noticeably Clefairy, have much more cartoonish and expressive faces than other mons.
* The [[EldritchAbomination D-Reaper]] of ''Anime/DigimonTamers'' looks like nothing ever seen before (or after) in the whole franchise. {{Invoked|Trope}} to emphasize how the D-Reaper is neither human nor Digimon.
* Daichi of ''Manga/KotouraSan'' is drawn markedly different from the rest of the cast, being shorter, rounded, and with minimal facial features save his lips, usually drawn in a fish-like pursing. [[spoiler:When he speaks seriously with Yuriko, he is drawn much more seriously and normally, complete with visible eyes.]]
* Almost all characters from ''Manga/PandoraHearts'' seem to be unrealistically good-looking, from the abandoned children who survives on the street until a head of a dukedom who is only an inch from being rotten… and then we have Isla Yura, a human form of abomination itself with a stick-like body and lunatic big eyes... definitely far below the standard of the characters’ appearance.
* ''Anime/GreenVsRed'' is a crossover of the ''entire'' franchise, if you can understand that. The OVA had the Lupin impersonators at the beginning are drawn to resemble '''all''' possible incarnations of the character and then some, including the Pink Jacket Lupin, a fat Lupin and [[Creator/ShinichiWatanabe Nabeshin.]]
* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' has Cell, looking like something that crawled out of a {{Seinen}} series. He starts off with pink colored HellishPupils, then gains blue, then pink irises with black pupils in a similar vein to the Androids. He is by far the most detailed character to come out of the series. [[WordOfGod Toriyama]] regrets making Cell so detailed since he kept forgetting to draw his spots.
* In ''Manhua/CyberWeaponZ'', all the fighters in the Shaolin temple wear the same garments, except Rosaland. It may be because she's not officially part of the program. Another case is Bu-Kang who fills in for the role of the PluckyComicRelief and is earmarked that way by looking like [[DragonBallZ Krillin]].
* Deliberately invoked with ''Manga/AttackOnTitan''[='=]s titans, who look much more [[UncannyValley photorealistic]] than the human characters.
* Hata in ''Manga/SeitokaiYakuindomo'' is definitely the only one missing a [[TheNoseless visible nose]] in the entire cast and is the only one [[DullEyesOfUnHappiness without glossy eyes]]. She is also rendered as a [[SuperDeformed chibi]] more often.
* Two [[{{Foil}} opposing characters]] in ''Manga/AssassinationClassroom'' have a different character design than most of the cast: Koro-Sensei and the Chairman of Kunugigaoka School. The former is a comically drawn smiley-faced octopus monster; the latter is much more subtle, as he is a normal human being, but he's drawn in a more angular art style that emphasizes his status as a sociopathic MagnificentBastard.
* ''Anime/KillLaKill'':
** ''Kill la Kill'' is a series reminiscent of 80s anime, but Dr. Matoi and Soichiro Kiryuin look like they come respectively from a 70s series and an early 90s anime, with a wild case of AnimeHair. [[spoiler:This is used to foreshadow that they are actually the same person.]]
** The Mankanshoku family is noticeably more cartoony and drawn in a looser style than the rest of the other roughly-drawn characters.
** Nui Harime has non-standard character ''animation.'' [[WorldOfHam Nearly everyone moves in huge, over the top motions]], but Nui is rarely ever shown moving from one position to the next (there's usually a cut signifying it) and when she ''does'' move, it's [[LimitedAnimation the cheapest looking movement imaginable.]] The result is a [[UncannyValley singularly unnerving character.]]
* ''Manga/VinlandSaga'' is a realistically-drawn series (with a few minor exceptions like Thorkell's hair going Super Saiyan). The Frank king, however, looks like Humpty Dumpty.
* The title character and his family members in ''Manga/OyasumiPunpun'' are drawn as simplistic birds on default. They're normal humans and the choice is stylistic. We occasionally see pieces of Punpun's real face, and later on he's drawn in different ways besides a bird, but that's his default.
* The protagonist of ''Manga/{{Kasane}}'' has sharp teeth and giant, angular eyes that contrast with the normal manga-looking characters. She's supposed to be an unattractive looking girl.
* Xabungle of ''Anime/{{Xabungle}}'' and the [[MilitaryMashupMachine transformable landship]] Iron Gear's robot mode stick out like a sore thumb as humanoid robots in a world where nearly every other machine is of a BattleTech-ish ChickenWalker type. Justified since they came from early drafts of the show, which was a more serious {{mecha}} series set in space.
* In ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'', All Might has a character design and shading closer to American comic books than manga to emphasize that he is an American-style superhero. Midoriya also has small amounts of that American comic book hatching on him, perhaps symbolic of how Midoriya takes All Might as his role model for superheroics.
* ''Manga/OnePunchMan'': Saitama, the main character, is often [[StylisticSuck drawn intentionally half-assed]] to reflect his similarly half-assed, uncaring attitude towards fights in general. Notably, he undergoes a one-man ArtShift when he gets anywhere near serious, joining the rest of the characters in art quality.
* Similar to the Admirals in ''Manga/OnePiece'', the Seiyuu [[TheCameo Cameos]] in ''Manga/SoreGaSeiyuu'' are drawn in a more realistic style.
* The (live) humans in the ''Manga/SchoolLive'' manga are done in the {{moe}} norm for SchoolgirlSeries. The zombies are usually drawn in a much more realistic way.
* Over Justice from ''Anime/SpacePatrolLuluco'' is basically an Anime/InfernoCop character transplanted in a setting based on [[Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt Panty & Stocking's]] style (this series runs on Gainax and Trigger homages, unsurprisingly). As such, he's a heavily shaded, barely animated cardboard cutout... until he needs to get serious, anyway.
* ''Manga/HunterXHunter'' has a lot of variation its visual designs, but a few stand out even among the other characters. Chrollo Lucilfer, for example, has a more realistic design compared to most of the other characters, with just enough detail to make him look [[UncannyValley strangely unsettling]].
* ''Anime/{{Noein}}'' had ''three'' different art styles for characters, two different lead artists plus CGI, that serve to distinguish who is from the past or [[spoiler:a potential]] future.
* The vice-principal that appears in episode 11 of ''Manga/InterviewsWithMonsterGirls'' has a slightly more Westernized appearance than other characters.
* Moguro Fukuzou from ''Manga/LaughingSalesman''. Even within the cartoonish art style, Moguro still stands out among other characters, with his thin red lips, large head, pale skin, stout body, and his never-changing facial expression. This, of course, makes him even more unsettling.
* Kobayashi from ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid'' has notably smaller irises then the rest of the cast.
* Kohina from ''Anime/GugureKokkuriSan'' has a markedly different style from her companions and other children, being stylized with rectangular eyes, no nose, and a very short, simplistic, round shape in her overall appearance. Her eyes are the only ones to feature square highlights and irises.
** She does, however, experience {{ArtShift}} during particularly emotional moments, such as when she's crying, or is extremely happy. During these moments, she becomes nearly twice her normal height to match that of her 10 year old classmates.

* The Bone cousins in ''Comicbook/{{Bone}}'' are drawn in a simpler, more cartoony style than the other characters. Unlike the other characters they also obey cartoon physics, most notably in a scene where Phoney Bone tries to hide a partly-eaten pie by shoving it into Fone Bone's mouth and [[DinnerDeformation Fone Bone's head assumes the shape of the pie, complete with missing segment.]] They are also the ''first'' characters shown -- Thorn, the first human character, doesn't appear until chapter 2.
* The aardvarks in ''Comicbook/CerebusTheAardvark'' are drawn in a cartoony style, with liberal use of zip-a-tone. Everything else, especially as the [[ArtEvolution art gets better]], is much more realistic and hard-edged, and zip-a-tone is used nowhere else.
* In ''Comicbook/MortadeloYFilemon'', whenever real people (or Franchise/{{Superman}}) show up, they're drawn with realistic faces, which contrasts with the usual characters looking cartoony. Then there's also the CrossOver with ''El Capitan Trueno'', where the Trueno characters get sometimes drawn in their original realistic style and sometimes look cartoony... and sometimes it's a mix... you can see why we don't like talking about that.
* ''ComicBook/TheAwesomeSlapstick'': Slapstick has an appearance akin to a WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes character in a world with more realistic designs. This is to highlight his powers, which makes him and him alone follow CartoonPhysics.
* This is how you tell if a character in an ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'' comic is an ComicBookFantasyCasting version of a real person -- fictional characters are quite clean and grotesque-looking, but caricatures are a lot more realistic and detailed. Compare Boneywasawarriorwayayix (who was modelled after the editor of the magazine ''Asterix'' was originally printed in, ''Pilote''), Dubbleosix (a Sean Connery parody) and Spartakis (based on Kirk Douglas) to non-caricature characters like Fulliautomatix or Caligula Minus and the difference is obvious. This is occasionally really useful, since a lot of the "cameos" are French celebrities that no-one outside of France would identify.\\\
The exceptions are [[PrettyBoy Tragicomix]] and (somewhat less so) Panacea, who aren't particularly based on any one person but are drawn much more photorealistically than the other characters, especially in closeup. Panacea is stylized enough to not look out of place with either Tragicomix or Obelix, but when we see Tragicomix and Asterix together it looks almost like a CrossOver (or possibly UncannyValley-type creepy). Tragicomix is also the only adult male Gaulish or even Celtic character to lack a moustache, besides members of the tribe in ''The Big Fight'' who were forced to shave by their chief's ForeignCultureFetish for Rome. When Tragicomix reappeared in ''The Actress'', he got a more stylized design based on how he looks in the AnimatedAdaptation ''Asterix Versus Caesar'', making him look a lot less odd.
* Used in Creator/{{Christopher Priest|Comics}}'s run on ComicBook/BlackPanther. Future Panther (and his former companions Abner Little and Princess Zanda) are drawn in a distinctly [[http://www.hoodedutilitarian.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Costello_Panther_3.jpg Kirbyesqe style.]] Other characters are drawn in a more modern style, highlighting how these three are in a very different world.
* Almost everyone in ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' has BlackBeadEyes on default. Kevin's most noticeable feature are his baby blue eyes, which make him really stand out (and often [[UncannyValley not in a good way]]) from the others.
* In the ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse comic, ''The Quest for Kalevala'', Creator/DonRosa decided to draw [[Literature/TheKalevala Väinämöinen and Louhi]] with realistic human noses instead of [[PettingZooPeople the usual dog-noses reserved for supporting cast]]. In contrast, Elias Lönnrot, who is a historical character and not a character from ''Kalevala'', is drawn with a dog-nose.
* In ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'', the original [[WesternAnimation/SonicSatAm SatAm]] cast looked the same when comic-only cast were adopted, [[FurryFandom many of which were taller and having more humanistic builds]] (plus they are more prone to having hair). ArtEvolution made characters look even more out of places. It wasn't until late 160s issues that the character designs finally becomes FunnyAnimal consistent.
** Fang/Nack, Bean and Bark, whose designs are drawn in the "classic" style (ie: short and chubby) of the old games, look really out of place next to modern designs of rest of the cast. This is because they never received any "modern" redesigns in the games due to [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome their absence in newer games]], and Archie didn't bother updating their look beyond changing their eye colors.
* Tojo is a cub that appears in ''Franchise/TheLionKing'' comics. He stands out among the other cubs because he is one of the few lions to have blue eyes.
* Similar to its above-mentioned American counterpart, the [=SegaSonic=] characters in ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic'' look almost nothing like everyone else. Fleetway [[CanonForeigner original characters]] are usually drawn in more traditional PettingZooPeople proportions compared to the FunnyAnimal Sega ones.
* In Fawcett and DC Comics' ''Captain Marvel/ComicBook/{{Shazam}}'' series, characters designed by C.C. Beck (and Pete Constanza, working in Beck's style) generally tended to be much more cartoonish and simplified in appearance then those from Mac Raboy, Jack Binder, and other artists. Until the final issues of the 70's ''Shazam'' title, however, they were almost always drawn "on-model", particularly Billy with his classic BlackBeadEyes. The trend is most noticeable in [[http://cdn.coollinesartwork.com/Images/Category_2/subcat_43177/ShazamGoldenBookPgs67.jpg the finely detailed work of Kurt Schaffenberger]], where Billy often looks bizarre and inhuman next to the realistic Freddy and Mary. Some non-DCU spin-off media (such as ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'') still use the Beck designs, even if the other characters are less cartoonish looking.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* In ''ComicStrip/SpyVsSpy'', only the two main characters are drawn with the well-recognizable pointy noses. Any disguises they wear have to include a mask for this reason (and the masks [[LatexPerfection somehow fit right over their noses]]).
* The dinosaurs from ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' are all drawn rather realistically compared to the cartoony artstyle of the comic, at least in later years after the artist had done some research. [[ArtEvolution Other animals similarly became more realistic]] when they were the focus of a particular strip, and Calvin and Susie [[ArtShift were drawn as grown-ups in a more realistic and serious manner]] when a strip took place in ''her'' imagination.
* In ''ComicStrip/DickTracy'', Dick and the rest of the police are drawn fairly realistically -- but his relatives B.O. Plenty and Gravel Gertie are like Popeye characters. The crooks that Dick pursues are also freakish, but they're supposed to be freakish-looking in-universe.
* PlayedForLaughs in ''ComicStrip/BeetleBailey'' once when Beetle appears in what turns out to be a DreamSequence [[HeroicBuild looking like a character from a superhero comic]]. Another time, a bunch of characters from other comics appear briefly, drawn as in the originals.
* In ''Priscilla's Pop'', Hollyhock has a simpler head and face design unlike the other humans.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In ''FanFic/TheLightOfCourage'', Ganon actually has a very decent, almost professional-level model, which makes the blatant StylisticSuck of every other character stand out even more than they already do.
* ''FanFic/TheRWBYLoops'' has a few unique twists in comparison to the more general [[FanFic/TheInfiniteLoops loops setting.]] For one, all loopers on Remnant activate in pairs, which is eventually explained as a result of their unique soul anatomy; for another, an early intervention by a hacker led to three nominally villainous individuals looping, alongside a pet dog and two teachers, which circumvented the usual way loopers were activated and had a number of consequences.
* ''Fanfic/PostMULifeScream'' has the sorority known as Exceeda Zeta, and its members consist of Laura Sharp [[note]]who has a dragon-like appearance coupled with furry legs[[/note]], Dot Pressler [[note]]an orange gelatinous creature[[/note]], Colette Creouture [[note]]a semi-furry, horn-sporting monster[[/note]], Katy [=McCrea=] [[note]]who looks like an anthropomorphic fish with a full head of hair[[/note]], and Monnie Monstre [[note]]who has red hair, yellow skin, four arms, and a dinosaur-like tail[[/note]]. They each stand out quite significantly from the other sororities[=/=]fraternities at Monsters University in that their designs are far more detailed and vastly different from each other.
** Katy and Monnie stand out in particular as they seem to be the ''only'' monsters at MU who wear pants.
** Dot is also different from the other blob-like monsters, seeing as how she has a more realistically slim body complete with curves.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* [=LeFou=], Maurice, and the appliances as humans are far toonier-looking than the rest of the human cast in ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''.
* In the 1939 Max Fleischer film of ''WesternAnimation/GulliversTravels'', Gulliver is drawn in a more realistic manner (thanks to {{Rotoscoping}}) than the more cartoony Lilliputians. Except the two love-interest Lilliputians, Prince David and Princess Glory, who are also rotoscoped, wrecking the otherwise nicely stylistic contrast.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'': Dug's design is a little more cutesy and more consistent with the other cartoony-looking characters than the rest of the more photorealistic-looking dogs, especially in the eyes. This is used to [[WhatMeasureIsANonCute easily distinguish]] Dug as a good dog from the rest of the {{Mook|s}} canines the BigBad uses.
* [[AlluringAnglerfish The Anglerfish]] from ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'' is the only realistically-drawn animal to appear in the entire film.
* ''Disney/TheLionKing'':
** During the song "I Just Can't Wait to be King" features weirdly colored animals, in contrast to the more-or-less realistic colors of the film. Though this may be considered an ArtShift typical of a DisneyAcidSequence.
** The animals in the "Circle of Life" opening (and occasionally seen in the background) are all drawn realistically, despite the main and supporting cast being far more cartoon-y. This best shown by comparing the [[http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110518173124/lionking/images/5/57/Meerkats.png meerkats from the beginning of the movie]] to the far more cartoonish [[http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/b3/8c/56/b38c5626b4733d1953eda4334a6c25c7.jpg Timon]]. Timon is supposed to be {{Gonk}}, so it's somewhat justified, though his family in the third film are also cartoony like him.
* The title character of ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'' [[InkSuitActor had her appearance based on her voice actress, Irene Bedard]], and while the rest of her tribe are portrayed fairly closely to how they would have looked in real life, she sticks out like a sore thumb. Even among the Disney Princesses, she's drawn stylistically different. Smaller, realistically sized eyes and lankier limbs to say a few.
* ''Disney/PeterPan'':
** Tiger Lily is drawn realistically as opposed to the more [[ValuesDissonance "Cleveland Indians"]]-looking Native Americans featured in the film.
** Peter has PointyEars while the other humans don't.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}'':
** Melman the giraffe looks more cartoonish-looking than the realistically-drawn giraffes that inhabit Africa in ''Escape 2 Africa.''
** Sonya the bear from the third movie looks far more realistic than the rest of the cartoonish animals.
* The Blue Fairy from ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'' is the [[UncannyValley only realistically-drawn character]] in the entire film considering the fact that she was {{rotoscop|ing}}ed.
* The Fairy Prince's pet bumblebee from ''WesternAnimation/{{Thumbelina}}'' is for some reason drawn very realistically compared to the otherwise cartoonish-looking animals that appear in the film.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'' series films, all of the characters' eyes are drawn on their windshields. In the sequel, a background salescar has, for some reason, her eyes on her headlights instead, thus looking like she wandered out of the set of ''WesternAnimation/ACarsLifeSparkysBigAdventure''. They probably made her look like that because she's ''selling'' headlights.
** TheHero Lightning [=McQueen=] has a rather unique design compared to most other stock cars -- specifically his hood area is squished in a little and the sides are raised up slightly, his spoiler is bigger with rounded edges and curves in at the center, and his back bumper is completely yellow instead of having a yellow double stripe (a tradition in NASCAR given to racers in their rookie seasons). This sets him apart from the others.
* In ''Anime/RingingBell'', a cute, adorable little lamb becomes a monstrous ram that looks nothing like what he did as a kid or really any other sheep in the movie. It's {{justified|Trope}} because of [[TrainingFromHell how he lived]].
* In ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'', while all of the other characters are drawn realistically and tend to be somewhat fleshy, Dr. Facilier is unusually tall and NoodlePeople thin. Same with Jafar from ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}''. Everyone else is drawn with curves, Jafar is drawn with straight lines!
* Watch ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective''. Professor Ratigan, unlike ALL the other "mice", has five fingers. Justified, because in the film, at least, he is a rat.
* ''Franchise/DisneyPrincess'':
** [[Disney/{{Tangled}} Rapunzel]], unlike all the other Franchise/{{Disney Princess}}es before her, is actually animated using CGI instead of cel animation, so she often looks very strange when they are all in a group. It also explained why she had to be redesigned when she is greenlighted into the franchise so that she can blend in with the other princesses. The first few waves of Rapunzel merch that used 2D images had a tendency to be...[[http://images4.fanpop.com/image/photos/20300000/Rapunzel-disney-princess-20380637-1086-1246.jpg creepy]], due to basically being paint-overs of the 3D models. It was especially obvious in the group pictures, where the rest of the Princesses big, anime-style eyes look tiny when compared to Rapunzel's soulless dinner plates. Disney seemed to have realized this though, as her [[http://images.wikia.com/disney/images/e/e5/RapunzelNew.png official redesign]] fits in perfectly now. Unusually, ''Tangled'' was [[WhatCouldHaveBeen originally meant to look]] traditionally animated (such as with ''WesternAnimation/{{Paperman}}'') so plenty of very early promotional images and especially concept art have her looking Disney Princess typical instead of the uncannier version early merchandise went with.
** Disney/{{Cinderella}} and Disney/{{Snow White|AndTheSevenDwarfs}} look somewhat less stylized than the later princesses. This is because Snow White was rotoscoped in her film and Cinderella was drawn with a more realistic face compared to other princesses.
** Aurora from ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' is currently the only Princess with an unnatural eye color. She has purple eyes.
* [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses Kidagakash]] from ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'' for some reason despite being an Atlantean actually looks more like a white woman with tanned skin and white hair, while the other Atlanteans (including [[Creator/LeonardNimoy her father, King Kashekhim Nedakh)]] have more ethnic designs. She is the only character in the film to have [[OccultBlueEyes blue eyes]], something no one else in the film has. Her fingers have rounded tips, while the males have square-tipped fingers, the other females also have similarly-drawn fingers ([[WrenchWench Audrey]] has squared fingers because of her tomboyish nature, while Helga has claw-like fingers to fit her role as TheDragon).
* King Candy from ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' looks more Disney-esque and cartoony (a la Ralph and Fix-It Felix Jr.) compared to the SuperDeformed and Animesque characters of Sugar Rush. This is actually {{Foreshadowing}} that [[spoiler: King Candy isn't who he says he is.]] Also happens all through the movie, whenever characters from different video games appear next to each other. The scenes between the cartoony Fix-It Felix Jr. and the more realistically designed Sgt. Calhoun are probably the most notable.
* ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' Toothless's design is less cartoony than the other dragons. He was always meant to stand out characterwise, by being of the rarest and most intelligent dragon species.
* ''Disney/AliceInWonderland'': The White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter, the March Hare, the Cheshire Cat, and the other residents of Wonderland are cartoony, while the main character, Alice, her older sister, and Dinah the kitten are semi-realistic. This is most noticeable with Alice and the Mad Hatter. Justified as Wonderland is much wackier than the "real world" of the movie.
* The Bohrok in ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}: Mask of Light'' are more-or-less faithful representations of the original LEGO models, in a movie where every other character has been redesigned to look more organic and less like buildable action figures. They were actually the first characters to be designed for the movie, and ended up having a mere cameo, frozen in ice. The fire drones in the second movie, due to reusing the bodies of the Bohrok, stand out in the same fashion.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie'':
** Whilst most of the other main characters are your standard Franchise/{{LEGO}} minifigs [[spoiler:or human]], Princess Uni-Kitty is a cat/unicorn made entire out of bricks, with an {{Animesque}} face being printed on a brick.
** Emmet and Benny have BlackBeadEyes reminiscent of the early generations of minifigs, while the other major characters have reflections in their eyes.
** [[CaptainColorbeard Metal Beard]] is built much more like a Toys/{{Bionicle}} or Toy/HeroFactory figure than something from a traditional set.
** Vitruvius is a minor offender here: Almost all of the non-licensed characters have yellow skin, with a few non-humans (e.g., the vampire) having non-human skin tones. Vitruvius owns the MagicalNegro trope by having brown skin, which is otherwise very rare on non-licensed minifigs. His staff wasn't an actual LEGO piece, but rather a partially-eaten lollipop. His appearance in actual LEGO sets naturally averts that, giving him a staff made from a LEGO bar and jewel piece.
* Dave is much more anthropomorphic than the other octopi in ''WesternAnimation/PenguinsOfMadagascar''.
* From ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks'', the humanized Diamond Dogs would look less out-of-place in a Music/{{Gorillaz}} clip than in an ''Equestria Girls'' movie.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongebobMovieSpongeOutOfWater'', all of the CGI models of the characters in their superhero forms look like their cartoon counterparts... except for Sandy Cheeks, [[FourthWallPortrait who looks like an actual squirrel.]]
* Fiona's human form in ''Franchise/{{Shrek}}'' stands out against other humans in the franchise. She is an InkSuitActor of her voice actress, Creator/CameronDiaz. Future humans (including her parents) are less hyper-realistic looking and more stylized.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Unusually for a highbrow live-action film, Creator/AkiraKurosawa's ''Film/{{Ran}}'' includes two characters (Lord Ichimonji Hidetora and Lady Kaede) who are set apart by their ''Noh''-inspired costume and makeup.
* The villains in the French film ''Film/{{Immort|al}}el'' are realistic CGI -- all other characters are played by live actors.
* ''Film/PacificRim'':
** Most of the Jaegers are fairly humanoid, except Crimson Typhoon -- who has ''three'' arms and digitgrade legs -- and Cherno Alpha -- who has, in place of a normal head, something that looks like a nuclear cooling tower.
** In regards to the Kaiju, Onibaba sticks out like a sore thumb due to its [[GiantEnemyCrab crustacean body]] and four, centaurian legs as opposed to the bipedal, semi-reptilian Kaiju in the film.
* A portion of the robots introduced in ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'' seemed to have been experiments in out-there character design (specifically Demolishor/Scavenger, the Arcee triplets and Rampage, none of whom had real legs, though the Rampage toy could also turn into a centaur), especially since the later films went back to more traditional-looking and often exceedingly humanlike robot bodies.
* Most of the title creatures in ''Film/{{Gremlins}}'' have the same basic appearance but with different markings, skin coloring, and eye colors, but George, Lenny, and Daffy from ''Film/Gremlins2TheNewBatch'' look much more cartoonish compared to the others with George being very fat and having big lips, Lenny being tall and skinny with big buck teeth and a dopey expression, and Daffy having googily eyes and three yellow hairs on his head.

* The eponymous character of ''TheLittleEngineThatCould'', for some reason, has her face drawn on her funnel instead of the smokebox unlike all the other locomotives in the book. Averted in the film adaptation however, where the "Shiny New Engine"'s face is drawn on his cockpit, the "Broken Down Engine"'s and the "Big Strong Engine"'s faces are both drawn on their smokeboxes, and the "Rusty Old Engine"'s face is also drawn on his funnel.
* The title character of ''Literature/CliffordTheBigRedDog'', in both the books and the two cartoon adaptations, is the only character in the series that has visible sclerae. Averted in the movie, however.
* The art style of Franchise/PreciousMoments figurines and other media uses [[SuperDeformed large heads]], rounded faces, and teardrop-shaped PuppyDogEyes, on both adults and children. In the ''Precious Moments Storybook Bible'', the only two humans not depicted this way are adult Moses and adult Jesus, who are drawn much more realistically.
* Mr. Messy from the ''Literature/MrMen'' series has no outline; he's just a bunch of scribbles with eyes and a mouth.

[[folder:Music Videos]]
* Cherry, lead singer of the animated band Music/StudioKillers is CG animated, while the rest of the band and other characters are all 2D.

[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* ''Series/TheMuppetShow'': The Swedish Chef and Dr. Teeth are the only Muppet characters with human hands, since they're required to pick up and manipulate objects and convincingly play the piano, respectively.
* The characters of ''WebVideo/PotterPuppetPals'' are naturally [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin hand puppets]]. Except for Neville, who's a butternut squash ([[MemeticMutation not a potato, learn your vegetables]]) on a stick, and Cedric Diggory, who is a face drawn on a foot.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''Tabletopgame/BattleTech''
** It had a hefty does of this due to EarlyInstallmentWeirdness. About two dozen of the game's earliest [[HumongousMecha BattleMech]] designs were licensed from Japanese studios (such as ''Anime/{{Robotech}}''), whose thin and generally more graceful lines stood in stark contrast with the boxy, WalkingTank-style American original designs. The difference became even more magnified as the [[ArtEvolution game adopted the chunky American aesthetic entirely]]. However, a [[ExecutiveMeddling legal fustercluck]] caused the designs to be dropped for almost a decade before being redesigned; they still look gangly, but not to the hilarious degree of the original designs.
** There's also the very unusual ''Solaris: The Game World'' designs. They don't have the straightforward and functional war-machine look of most Battlemech designs, being more heavily decorated, detailed, stylized, and sometimes a bit bulbous. The reason for this is that, in a strange twist of fate, some of these designs are actually Studio Nue redraws of Battlemechs--many of which are designs based on Studio Nue's own ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' series! This leads to the somewhat surreal situation where the the Battletech ''Colossus'' is actually the Japanese art for the Battletech ''Marauder'', because the Battletech ''Marauder'' artwork was originally a Zentradi Officer Pod in Japan.
* ''Tabletopgame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'':
** Due to the general shift of Daemon Engines having a more organic look (to emphasis their living nature) the Defiler now looks very out of place when compared to its brethren (due to its very boxy and mechanical design) as it was designed before the aesthetic was set. For a long while it was also the only example of a Daemon Engine, so this only became a problem when the newer codex introduced no less than 3 new Daemon Engines (and later they were joined by the Lord of Skulls Apocalypse unit).
** As it was one of the first titans ever produced, the Lucius Pattern Warhound suffers from a similar problem as the Defiler; namely it was boxy and much more mechanical looking than the more rounded, dog-headed Mars Pattern Warhound. Functionally the two are identical, but the aesthetic set by the Mars Pattern Warhound would later go on to influencing the design of the Reaver Titan and the (much smaller) Imperial Knight Titans. While a Lucius Pattern Reaver was produced, it was in epic scale (a 40k scale one was never made) and thus the Lucius pattern warhound remains the odd one out in the imperial lineup of titans. This is made all the more evident as the Lucius Warhound is much more easily scratch built than any of the other ones (due to it's blocky nature) so most people will more likely own one than the Mars pattern variants.

* Franchise/{{LEGO}}:
** In general, this is going to be a problem with anyone using something from another set to fill in for a missing piece. It's less of a problem during playtime, when all of your sets will likely be mixed up.
** Tim from ''Toys/LEGOTimeCruisers'' and the Indians from the old ''Wild West'' sets are some of the few original LEGO Minifig characters to have noses.
** Certain characters in licensed LEGOThemes, such as the casts of ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', and the alien characters in ''Franchise/StarWars'', have uniquely molded head pieces, which at times looks odd on the standard Minifigure bodies and alongside other, normally designed minifig characters. Certain characters, such as Franchise/ScoobyDoo, [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Gollum]], and WesternAnimation/{{the Angry Birds|Movie}}, have such nonhuman bodies that the standard minifigure template simply won't do for them, and as such have unique molds with prints that makes it almost look like they hopped straight out of whatever {{film}} or show they came from.
* ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'':
** One of the reasons that the original Pohatu figure was so popular was because he was the only one with an inverted torso, so that he had a kicking action whereas the other Toa swung their arms. He was also the first Bionicle to come with an accessory, namely a Systems rock that acted as a soccer ball for him.
** The Tarakava are the only Bionicle sets to make extensive use of System bricks, namely in their brick-built midsection.
** Whereas most Bionicle beings have tribal-looking masks, robotic faces or animalistic heads, the Piraka have organic faces made out of rubber and bear big toothy, cartoony grins. The Toa Inika stand out in the same fashion, having rubber masks and actual mouth openings, sans Matoro and Kongu, though the latter still stands out for having what seems like a toothy sneer on his mask. InUniverse, this is explained as the unique way the Toa Inika became Toa made their masks organic.
** The [[LaResistance Voya Nui Resistance Team]], being a squad of deformed Matoran, each had a at least one oddity in their design, such as Velika's uniquely built arms or Dalu's larger limb pieces, but none stood out like Kazi, who used a forearm piece for his body, while the other five all had foot pieces for theirs, giving them significant hunches. He also didn't have the usual head piece; his mask was mounted on a piece typically used for hands, and his legs were different pieces that lacked hip articulation.
** The titan set Axonn had an unmodified canister set body and individual fingers made from Matoran limbs. His short body, which looked like a Toa with more ornate armor, cartoonishly huge feet, and equally big FourFingeredHands stood out among other titan characters, which were taller and more evenly proportioned.
** The Barraki sets were popular for being the first wave of canister sets without a uniform build, but Ehlek, Pridak, and Takadox stood out for their slim bodies that used no specific torso piece. Pridak in particular is the only canister set with waist articulation.
** Two titans from the 2007 line, Gadunka and Maxilos, had custom designed bodies. Maxilos, being a fully robotic character in a world of Bio{{mechanical Lifeforms}}, had a hollow body with more articulation than most sets, and Gadunka, being [[MakeMyMonsterGrow an enlarged Rahi]], had a huge head on a squat body made from three Toa torso pieces and a Matoran body piece arranged triangularly.
** Whereas most of the sets from the [[Toys/{{Bionicle2015}} reboot]] represent a natural progression of the standard action figure template, the Lord of Skull Spiders is instead a throwback to the franchise's {{Technic}} origins: it's built entirely around a play gimmick and has next to no useful articulation. It also has a printed-on face instead of a sculpt or a build, making it look more cartoonish than any other figure.
* [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Mr. Game & Watch]]'s Toys/{{amiibo}} is two-dimensional (accurately reflecting the character), and more unusually has several poses that can be swapped out.
* ''Toys/MilkyWayAndTheGalaxyGirls'':
** Milky Way and her little sister are the only characters with [[WingdingEyes stars in their eyes]]
** Mars is portrayed as an alien instead of being human.
* ''Franchise/TransformersGeneration1'' has the Autobot Mini-Cassettes Grand Slam and Raindance. There have been Transformers that look more robotic than others, and some whose robot modes are animals instead of humanoids, but how many Transformers do you know whose "true" forms are ''vehicles?'' And they're not non-sentient drones, either -- they have personalities like any other Transformer!
** Plenty of other Transformers have this going on, due to the original line being basically cobbled together from multiple unrelated lines. Ironhide and Ratchet's toys were originally intended to be MiniMecha and therefore don't have heads, [[ShowAccuracyToyAccuracy infamously]] receiving heavy redesigns to make them look anything like the other characters. But no amount of redesigning could make Sky Lynx, who has two separate bodies, neither of which have humanoid forms (a space shuttle and its platform that turn into a bird-thing and a lion), which can combine into a single robot that looks vaguely like a four-legged dragon, look normal. Even odder, he's not a combiner - he just has two separate bodies that share a mind. Explanations for why he's like this are generally along the lines of [[StarfishAliens "Sky Lynx is weird."]]
* Kaya from the Toys/AmericanGirlsCollection was a departure from the doll line's trademark toothy smile, out of respect for the Nez Perce tribe she belonged to, though her face mold is no longer exclusive to just her with the introduction of Logan Everett, American Girl's first and so far only boy doll.[[note]]Not counting the male Bitty Twin dolls that is; Logan is the first male mainline character to be introduced.[[/note]]
* ''Toys/GoGosCrazyBones'': While most Gogos have a front and a back, [=GoodyBaddy=] is a double-sided Gogo with faces on both his front and back. Due to this design, [=GoodyBaddy=] also lacks the Magic Box stamp that every other Gogo has to ensure they aren't a [[ShoddyKnockoffProduct bootleg]], which might confuse some people into thinking the real [=GoodyBaddy=] figure is a bootleg.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''Franchise/ProfessorLayton'':
** ''VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonVSAceAttorney'', the {{crossover}} with ''Ace Attorney'', Phoenix and Maya retain their typically manga style while the rest of the world is drawn mostly in the style of Professor Layton's universe. There are other characters drawn in an anime style, though.
** Professor Layton himself looks a little creepy with his [[BlackBeadEyes plain black cartoon eyes]] while everyone else around him has sclerae.
** The [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-7ysNDBh4UY8/UTBwB0gLmBI/AAAAAAAACWI/FZuoezzUfPU/s1600/professor_layton_vs_ace_attorney-8.jpg art books for that game]] show that the developers considered [[AvertedTrope averting this]], either by drawing Layton and Luke in ''Ace Attorney'' style, or drawing Nick and Maya in ''Professor Layton's''.
* The Professor, his pet dog (who thinks it's a cat) Mochi, and his spaceship in ''VideoGame/{{Contact}}'' are in a {{Retraux}} pixel art style that's vastly different from everything else in the game.
* ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'':
** The few females with above small breasts ([[CatGirl the Nekomata]], [[HornyDevils Succubus]], and Jennifer) are significantly different looking because they were drawn by a different character designer (who did designs for earlier Creator/NipponIchi games).
** Kurtis is significantly different looking from the other characters, his design being based heavily on [[Manga/{{Cyborg 009}} Jet Link]]. The Prinny commentary in the DS version makes a point of repeatedly mocking his nose.
** Asagi was originally from ''VideoGame/MakaiKingdom'' before she started making appearances in the ''Disgaea'' series, so she had slightly different proportions than the rest of the cast. But this trope ''really'' came into play in ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 4|A Promise Unforgotten}}'', where every character gets nice looking HD sprites... and Asagi's still pixilated! If you speak to her, a few of her quotes [[LampshadeHanging draw attention to this fact]]. A high-res version of her is free DLC, however. And the new Asagi will even talk about how nice it feels to be HD.
** Both Usalia and Christo differ from the rest of the characters in their design -- namely, their ears. Usalia is the only character in the main cast to not have pointed ears on the side of her head, which is a trait she inherited from her parents, both of whom had rabbit ears (daddy's a literal rabbit). Christo also has pointed ears on his head[[spoiler:, which wouldn't be noteworthy if you exclude the fact that he's an angel, and thus should have a rounded pair like the rest]].
* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'':
** By virtue of being a crossover, it features many different types of character designs in one universe. The toony {{Funny Animal}}s from the WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts, the less toony Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon characters, the cast of ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'' who have more detailed textures due to their StopMotion roots, the Anime-like [[OriginalGeneration Original]] and ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' characters, and the ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' and ''Film/{{Tron}}'' casts, who are as close to photo-realistic depictions of their actors as the game engine will allow. The first four groups mesh pretty well, but the addition of the last group makes things [[RogerRabbitEffect pretty]] [[UncannyValley jarring]].
** In ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep Birth by Sleep]]'', instead of getting a design in Nomura's normal style but with bigger feet and brighter colors, which is standard for the ''Final Fantasy'' cameos, [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Zack Fair's]] design is heavily influenced by the style used in ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'', while still retaining a ''Final Fantasy'' style face and hair.
** In ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance Dream Drop Distance]]'', characters from ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'' show up. They're not that out of place, but like the Zack example above, their extremely thin style, carried over from their home game looks a bit odd compared to the still stylized, but not to that extreme, Sora and Riku.
* Thanks to [[LazyArtist constantly reusing the same outdated sprites]], Morrigan looks completely out-of-place in [[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom all of her 2D non-]]''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'' [[VideoGame/CapcomVsSNKMillenniumFight2000 appearances]].
* ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie'':
** In Terrydacty Land in ''Tooie'', some of the dinosaurs are done like realistic dinosaurs, so this trope comes to mind when the cartoony-looking Banjo and Kazooie are seen next to one. Best example would be the Chompa dinosaur that eats you.
** [[spoiler:Beautiful Grunty]] from the first game's GameOver cutscene.
* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'':
** In ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG'', BonusBoss Culex is designed more like a ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' enemy than a ''Mario'' one, including having a static 2D battle sprite instead of animated faux-3D like the rest of the game.
** Those realistic-looking grubs found in the "Gusty Garden Galaxy" level from ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'' (which can be used by Mario/Luigi as ladders to get from one planet to another there). They totally clash with the series' art style especially when there are already Wigglers (cartoony grublike enemies that debuted in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'' which get angry were Mario/Luigi were to stomp on them) found in that game.
** Fittingly considering what it's [[{{Crossover}} crossing over with]], ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPaperJam'' has characters from the ''Paper Mario'' series keep the iconic graphical style, while the Mario and Luigi verse uses SpritePolygonMix ala ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiDreamTeam''.
** On the subject of ''Paper Mario'', in ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'', many of the new characters and enemies (as well as the latest iteration of the Merlon family) are made up of geometric shapes and stylized in general, while the returning cast and enemies (as well as the Koopa Striker family of enemies) keep the same design aesthetics established in the previous games of the series.
** On the subject of the ''Series/PaperMario'' series, most characters are depicted as paper-thin 3D models, rather than sprites. There are, however, several bosses that break this trend and use full 3D models, which becomes more common within the series until ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'' has ''all'' of its bosses doing this. This began in ''VideoGame/PaperMario'' with the Koopa Bros' Bowser??? Tank and General Guy's lightbulb tank. The first game also had the elder tree in Flower Fields which is depicted more as a talking landmark than a normal character model.
* It's not as if [[ComicBookFantasyCasting characters based off real actors]] is uncommon in the ''Franchise/MetalGear'' world, but the BB Corps in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'' took it one [[UncannyValley creepy]] step further by being digitally-scanned-in SerkisFolk, instead of completely digitally rendered like everyone else. While they look quite pretty on their own, if you don't look too closely, there's enough of a subtle anime influence to the faces of the rest of the cast that the proportions look subtly off in comparison, and their eyes in particular look completely dead. They'd all undergone heavy MindRape and were no longer either physically or psychologically entirely human, so this was [[FanDisservice very, very intentional]].
* In ''Franchise/MassEffect'' 2 and 3, Tali'Zorah is the only quarian with her form of unique suit design (with the head cloth attached to her shoulders and wrapping around her waist). The rest of the female quarians have a simple cloth hanging like long hair, and all male quarians look the same except for suit colors.
* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'':
** Natu and Xatu have very unusual eyes compared to most other Pokemon, which is said in-universe to be the result of them being able to see the future.
** In ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'', one of the gym leaders, Cilan, is a polite young man with green hair and... SkintoneSclerae, making him the first and probably only character in the entire franchise to have these. It looks rather creepy [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/File:Ash_and_friends_BW.png compared to everyone else]]. In the anime series based on the ''Black and White'' games, a number of original characters were created, one-shot and recurring, that had the same eye style as Cilan's, who was a traveling companion during that point in time, making the design choice not stand out as much.
** The Ultra Beasts in ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' look insectoid, alien, and completely unlike any other Pokémon (whom, incidentally, they're at first outright considered to be completely separate beings from), and look more like Stands ripped from ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''. Of course, that they look like they come from another universe entirely is fitting because... well, [[DimensionalTraveller they do]].
** Also from ''Sun and Moon'' is the legendary Pokémon Necrozma, a pitch-black [[SiliconBasedLife crystalline]] being who looks otherworldly even compared to the Ultra Beasts.
** Hapu from ''Sun and Moon'' resembles a young child but doesn't quite look like the other children in the game (nor does she act like one). Her proportions are different.
* ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising'' has Magnus, an old(er), muscled, bearded, deep-voiced, dark-clothed, {{BFS}} user. He completely (and intentionally) clashes with the rest of the game's aesthetic by looking noticeably less stylized (and by being the Anti!Pit in design).
* ''VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}}'' has Peacock, who is drawn in a way similar to 30's cartoons while other characters have an {{Animesque}} design. Nearly all of her body was [[NightmareFuel/{{Skullgirls}} horribly mutilated]] and has been [[{{Cyborg}} replaced and reconstructed with robotics]], with the addition of [[RealityWarper reality warping]] weapons systems. It probably helps that Pea herself is a big fan of old cartoons. A few of her [[PaletteSwap alternate palettes]] remove her shading, making her stand out even more.
* By ''VideoGame/MegaMan6'', the bosses have become more detailed (tricks are used to keep the same colors), while the hero still has the simplistic design he had in the first game. Once the series got off the NES, though, everyone got new sprites, and this was no longer the case.
* Due to its LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, multiple authors, and accessibility, it's not uncommon to see a couple (or even 3 or 4) characters in a VideoGame/{{MUGEN}} fight that look NOTHING alike. They can also end up on a stage that suits none of them.
* Inhert, with its gel armor on a visible skeleton and goddess statue on its cockpit[[note]]which is located on the head as opposed to the crotch of other orbital frames[[/note]], and Lloyd with his three rods sticking out of his head, are all rather different from the other ''VideoGame/ZoneOfTheEnders'' mechs and characters. This is due to being designed by [[Creator/{{Atlus}} Kazuma Kaneko]] instead of Yoji Shinkawa.
* While most of ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' is done in a ThickLineAnimation style, The Guardian Angel is portrayed as an FMV of a real woman whose image appears on the top of the screen whenever she communicates with the player. In the sequel, this is revealed to be due to the fact that [[spoiler:she is a Siren interfaced with all technology on Pandora. Near the endgame, when Angel dies and Lilith is kidnapped to replace her, Lilith communicates with the player in much the same way]].
* ''VideoGame/JonesInTheFastLane'': Most characters in the game are digitized photographs. The computer-controlled opponent Jones, however, is a highly cartoonish, big-headed fellow, which is quite jarring.
* ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone'': While every character has dozens of highly-detailed sprites, the characters from ''VideoGame/GodsEaterBurst'' have certain attacks involving their transforming weapons animated frame-by-frame, making them look incongruously fluid and profoundly out of place.
* ''VideoGame/SonicLostWorld'': While most of the series's characters are based on animals and follow a strict design style, the Deadly Six are instead based on demons (specifically {{Youkai}}), and look very out of place. Justified by the fact they are native to a different planet.
* The second ''VideoGame/FossilFighters'' game, ''Fossil Fighters Champions'', underwent an ArtShift from the first game, and features a more anime-like style when compared to the first game's cartoony visuals. Those few characters who do appear in both games (like the [[spoiler: dinaurians]]) feature updated looks to fit the new style... with the exception of [[spoiler: former sidekick Rosie]], who retains the first game's heavily cartoony style.
* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' and ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'': The main characters (Link, Zelda, Ganon, most of the sages) are designed in a detailed Anime-style look, while everyone else uses a simplistic and cartoony Western look instead. Case in point: compare [[http://zeldawiki.org/File:Link_OoT.png Link]] with secondary characters such as [[http://zeldawiki.org/File:OoT_DampeGhost.png Dampé]] or [[http://zeldawiki.org/File:Granny.png Granny]].
** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', the {{Mook}}s and field bosses have fairly whimsical designs, with even the more realistic-looking Yiga Clan still being humans with somewhat goofy bodily proportions. The exceptions to this rule for enemies are the Blight Ganons, dungeon bosses which are {{Mechanical Abomination}}s made up of gruesome mixes of [[MadeOfEvil Malice]] and ancient Sheikah {{Magitek}} with no legs, misshapen arms, and freaky-looking cybernetic "faces." [[spoiler:Calamity Ganon itself is an especially large and grotesque entity designed along this same theme, with its face in particular consisting of a mechanical skull-like mockery of Ganondorf's original human face.]]
* Starting with ''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Super Smash Bros. Melee]]'', we have Mr. VideoGame/GameAndWatch. While everyone else has a detailed 3D character model, he's a flat, 2D vector sprite, complete with single frame animations.
* Played for horror in ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}''. In a world full of pixellated sprites, [[spoiler: Photoshop Flowey's "realistic" appearance emphasizes its otherworldly and godlike nature and serves to make the various disgusting details of its design even worse.]] On a less serious note, there's also Burgerpants, the neurotic, despairing BurgerFool employee, who seems to have been designed with Creator/JohnKricfalusi's "go OffModel every time, run rampant!" philosophy, and thus ends up with some pretty [[{{Gonk}} out there]] facial expressions.
* As fantastical as the designs are, the [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angels]] of the ''{{VideoGame/Bayonetta}}'' franchise usually follow a similar design formula ... until you get to the Irenic from the first game. They were added last minute to a UnexpectedGameplayChange driving section when the developers realized the level had no enemies, and they are designed to look like a classic car, with an angelic marble face on its grill and [[HolyHalo Holy Halos]] for wheels. They apparently were created from taking a ''very'' liberal artistic license with the concept of the Thrones/Ophanim angels, which were described as chariots of {{Heaven}}, although they are given a HandWave in-story as being given credit for inspiring humanity to enter the Industrial Revolution when they took a joyride on Earth a couple centuries ago.
* ''VideoGame/MinecraftStoryMode'': Axel is the only main character who's bulky, a fact that is [[LampshadeHanging commented on several times throughout the game (sometimes by him)]]. It's impossible to have that player shape within ''Minecraft'' without the use of mods.
* The weird Russian point-and-click adventure ''[[http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/redcomrades/redcomrades.htm Red Comrades Save the Galaxy]]'' has a very cartoonish style, but where [[http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/redcomrades/redcomrades-4.png the two male main characters]] look like Tex Avery rejects, the [[http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/redcomrades/redcomrades-20.png female protagonist]] has much more realistic shading and proportions. Finally, the [=NPCs=] look like they've been drawn in MS Paint.
* ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'':
** In a world of anthropomorphic sea animals, Judd the cat stands out as the only mammal. [[spoiler:He's actually [[Really700YearsOld thousands of years old]]. He was frozen before humans became extinct and is thus the only surviving land mammal.]]
** Moe is the only non-FunnyAnimal or humanoid character. He's a talking clownfish.
** Callie and Marie are the only inklings with ExoticEyeDesigns. They have cross shaped eyes.
** While the Inklings' hair come in a variety of different colors, the Squid Sisters and Cap'n Cuttlefish are the only ones with unique colors. Callie is black, Marie is gray, and Cuttlefish is white. However, ''VideoGame/SuperMarioMaker'' shows that the Squid Sisters' squid forms are colored in their signature clothing colors (pink and green), rather than their actual hair colors, unlike other Inklings.
** Marie once stood out as the only Inkling with a unique hairstyle. In ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon 2}}'' the Inklings clearly have a variety of hairstyles as opposed to having the single ones defining their gender, making it no longer be the case.
** Pearl from ''Splatoon 2'' is the only teenage inkling with only one pointy tooth. Prepubescent inklings are the only inklings previously shown to have that trait.
* Here's an example from ''VideoGame/TheLegendaryStarfy'': The TerribleTrio wouldn't look out of place where ''Manga/OnePiece'' is concerned...
* ''VideoGame/SpookysJumpScareMansion'': Spooky herself and ''most'' forms of Specimen 1 are in a limited and cute-looking art style. This is to trick unaware players in to believing that this is what most of the game looks like, but after being introduced to the various actual horrors inside, Spooky quickly ends up becoming outnumbered and has the odd design out. It's even more apparent when you compare the CuteGhostGirl design of Spooky to Specimen 4, a StringyHairedGhostGirl.
* Isaac's Mom from ''VideoGame/TheBindingOfIsaac'', in-game[[note]]Cutscenes draw her like any other character[[/note]]. The rest of the game uses a simple, oddly "cutesy" (despite the graphic violence and BodyHorror) way to depict Isaac and the enemies. Mom, however, appears in GrossUpCloseUp, from her overweight leg when fought in battle to the image of her shirtless when using her bra as an item.
* ''VideoGame/HorizonZeroDawn'' uses it as a subtle foreshadowing, where the Corruptors and Deathbringers look far more [[StarfishRobots alien and manufactured]] than the other machines, which all look like robotic wildlife. That's because unlike the other machines, they are [[spoiler:relics of the old world from before the apocalypse]].
* ''VideoGame/HeroAndDaughter'' is a RPG Maker game mostly made with the assets from that program, but the portraits of the girls the hero can recruit are pastel-colored original designs, drawn with fairly simple shapes and curved lines. The difference with the semi-realistic anime style of the rest of the game is quite noticeable.

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'':
** Both Mike Meekins and Spark Brushel stand out as cartoony compared to the rest of the cast.
** Before ArtEvolution kicks in Maya Fey looks very cartoony as well.
** In contrast to the bright colors and simple faces of everyone else, Detective Badd has drawn facial definition and much darker colors.
* Monokuma in ''VisualNovel/{{Danganronpa}}'' (and Usami in the sequel) is drawn to look like a kawaii mascot without many details, whereas all the other characters have a more realistic pop-art manga-type look. There is also ([[RecurringElement traditionally]]) one character among each cast of characters who looks almost nothing like any of the other characters.
* All the bird characters in ''VisualNovel/HatofulBoyfriend'' are represented by stock photographs of real birds. In ''Holiday Star'', the King is an extremely stylized watercolor painting of a bird that matches the fantasy world he lives in. [[spoiler: It's an early clue that [[FromNobodyToNightmare whatever he used to be]], [[EldritchAbomination he isn't any more]].]]

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* The title character of ''WebAnimation/{{Blockhead}}'' is drawn in a rather simplistic and cartoonish style while all other characters are drawn in a comparatively more realistic style.
* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'':
** Crack Stuntman is the only character to exist in the "real world" of the main characters that actually looks like a normal human being. He is also drawn in the style of the cartoon he voice acts for rather than the style of the main characters.
** In an AprilFoolsDay cartoon, all the characters are replaced by "revamped for the '90s" versions of themselves with black outlines and exaggerated jagged edges, except Homsar who doesn't change at all. The final scene shows all the characters together, with Homsar obviously clashing with the rest.
* The Whites, in comparison to the Proles, in ''WebAnimation/LuckyDayForever''. This trope is used to show that the Whites are completely inhuman.
* Lumpy from ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'' is taller than the rest, and is one of the few characters to lack a heart-shaped nose. In addition, his hands don't turn mitten-esque like the other animals and has simple beady black pupils rather than the traditional PieEyed pupils. Furthermore, his popsicle stick head and bulbous nose sticks out amongst the rounded oval-esque faces of the other characters.
* [[NationsAsPeople The countries]] in ''Polandball'' usually take the form of spheres with their nation's flag emblazoned on it. However, several of them break this mold. Poland itself has its flag upside-down (a reference to the attempts on Drawball to flip the flag upside down), Israel is a tesseract rather than a sphere (because of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deutsche_Physik Jewish Physics]]), Nepal is the actual flag with teeth added, and the [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Reichtangle]] is a rectangle.
* In ''WebAnimation/MarioBrothers'', All character sprites are from the original ''VideoGame/{{Super Mario Bros|1}}'' with the exception of the Toads, whose sprites are from ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2'' and have a slightly different artstyle (most notably, being outlined in blue while no other sprites have outlines). This is likely due to Toad's only sprite in the original game not exactly lending itself well to all the action required by the Toads in this series.
* All the [[Series/DoctorWho Doctors]] in the ''WebOriginal/{{Mashed}}'' spoof ''Time Traveller Boyfriend'' are drawn in a cute {{Moe}} style except for the [[Creator/TomBaker Fourth]], who is drawn as a {{Gonk}}. His dialogue is all in capital letters as well.
* Most characters in ''WebAnimation/SenpaiClub'' are drawn in a cute, {{animesque}} style. The aforementioned "senpai" are drawn in a ''much'' more simplistic style with sharp angles, but are still treated as [[{{bishonen}} drop dead]] [[TheBeautifulPeople gorgeous]].

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* In ''[[Webcomic/TsunamiChannel Experimental Comic Kotone]]'', the author had difficulty drawing a convincing middle-aged father... so he based [[http://www.tsunamichannel.com/index.php?date=2006-03-27&comic=ExCoKo Laika's dad]] on a character from ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', making him stand out next everyone else, who are drawn in a simplified {{Moe}} style.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Fite}}'', Mutali was originally designed to look very out-of-place compared to the rest of the characters, but the author changed his mind and switched to a character design in a style more like the others. [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/mike_luce/fite/series.php?view=single&ID=46349 Original,]] [[http://home.comcast.net/~x8099/thomasblue/fite5to8.html#5 final.]]
* Gharsena, the BigBad of ''Webcomic/{{Garanos}}'', is the only character who's drawn without any light reflections in her eyes.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Overcompensating}}'', Andrew Hussie is [[http://overcompensating.com/oc/index.php?comic=1265 portrayed]] in a pixelated style with animated fidgeting reminiscent of the art for his webcomic ''Webcomic/MSPaintAdventures''.
* ''Webcomic/GeneralProtectionFault'' has most of its characters given simple designs. Some secondary characters, however, look vastly more realistic. It can be quite jarring to see two characters like Trudy (BlankWhiteEyes, NoMouth, generally cartoony design) and Dr. Not (a ''far'' more detailed and human looking woman) side by side, especially since both are meant to be attractive women. [[http://www.gpf-comics.com/wiki/Trudy_%28Negaverse%29 Compare]] and [[http://www.gpf-comics.com/wiki/Doctor_Not contrast]].
* ''Webcomic/BrawlInTheFamily'' normally uses a simple cartoon style, but it's fond of characters suddenly becoming hyperdetailed for a gag, such as Dedede's father being a photorealistic penguin. The GrandFinale StoryArc ''[[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/2014/09/16/595-meet-me-at-final-destination-part-1/ Meet Me at Final Destination]]'' features characters suddenly and noticeably (including in universe) changing appearance briefly.
* The ninjas recently introduced into ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob'' have been revealed to be fairly detailed [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20120626.html manga-style]] [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20120908.html characters]] beneath their masks, in contrast to the western toony style of everyone else in the comic.
* The Humanoid Steelswarm except Roach take on a hyper-realistic look in [[http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=medium&illust_id=31299697 comic #46]] of the ''Webcomic/YuGiOhCardGameGustoFanComic''
* Creator/AndrewHussie's AuthorAvatar in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' is the only character who is drawn with a "guardian"-esque base yet has visible eyes (which are completely white in spite of white eyes usually meaning the character is dead, [[spoiler:the avatar ''does'' die but that's not until much later in the story]]) ''and'' lacks an outline. He is also drawn with orange-ish skin, whereas every other human who isn't a celebrity or part of Webcomic/SweetBroAndHellaJeff is drawn blank white.
* In ''Webcomic/TheFrumps'', the [[http://www.thefrumps.com/comic/2013/10/07/anytime-i-want two main characters]] are the only non-realistic characters, appearing like "slugs with floating limbs". Everyone else is human, or humanoid.
* In ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive,'' Kestrel, who was originally the main character of ''Webcomic/QueenOfWands,'' retains her green eyes, even though other S*P characters have no visible irises.
* ''Webcomic/{{Roommates}}'' has one character, who the fans dubbed the Scribble Person because (s)he looks like an ever changing collection of scribbles/words in a vaguely humanoid shape. [[spoiler:(S)he is the Story.]]
* ''Webcomic/TheStoryOfAnima'' has [[http://tapastic.com/episode/43379 Pocket]] and the [[http://tapastic.com/episode/48944 bandit leader]], who have long snouts and digitigrade legs in contrast to the shorter-muzzled, more humanoid [[PettingZooPeople beastkin]].
* Taito from ''Webcomic/{{Consolers}}'' sticks out a bit compared to the rest of the cast with her BlackBeadEyes and yellow {{Blush Sticker}}s.
* In ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'', [[spoiler:the manifestation of a dead christian priest encountered in a world where Christianity has fallen out of practice]] is drawn more realistically than any other character. [[http://www.sssscomic.com/comic.php?page=566 The difference can be seen on this page]].

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In general, cartoon {{crossover}}s where two different shows with two different animation styles stick out like sore thumbs.
** Like in ''[[WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy The Grim Adventures]] [[WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor of the KND]]''
** The title characters of ''Film/AceVentura'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheMask'' do too when they crossover in each other's respective cartoon series.
* The title characters of ''[[WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead Beavis and Butt-Head]]'', who have gigantic heads compared to the fairly realistic design of the other characters. This is lampshaded when the police show a composite sketch depicting them as they would look like if they were drawn like everyone else.
* The title character of ''WesternAnimation/KappaMikey'' is drawn in "American" style, [[ThickLineAnimation with a thick black outline]], while just about everything else is uses an {{Animesque}} style. This is because he's an American {{Animated Actor|s}} in Japan.
* The first episode of the ''WesternAnimation/KryptoTheSuperdog'' cartoon has an appearance made by Superman, who's sporting his ''Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse'' looks. This is in contrast to all the other characters, who are drawn in an art style reminiscent of ''ComicStrip/{{Dennis the Menace|US}}'' or a classic Creator/HannaBarbera cartoon.
* In the obscure cartoon ''WesternAnimation/ProjectGeeker'', the title character is drawn in a simpler and more cartoony style than the rest of the more realistic cast. Justified in that he's an artificial human with incredible shape-shifting abilities, and it's even lampshaded a few times in the show (like when he tries to grow extra fingers on account he's the only character on the show with FourFingeredHands).
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
** Every recurring kid in the boy's class/age group have identical body types, except for their hair and clothes; this has been {{lampshade|Hanging}}d a few times, like when they [[Recap/SouthParkS5E3SuperBestFriends join a cult]] and can't tell each other apart because of their identical outfits and shaved heads. The main exception, of course, is Cartman being significantly fatter than the others. Henrietta of the [[{{Goth}} Goth Kids]] has the same design, and Michael is also much taller and drawn with a nose, probably indicating that the Goths weren't originally meant to be recurring characters.
** From the beginning, [[BrainyBaby Ike]] was drawn with BlackBeadEyes and a head that seems to disconnect when he talks. [[ToiletHumor Terrance and Phillip]] were designed the same way. Eventually it was revealed that all Canadians look like this, and that Ike was [[HappilyAdopted adopted]]. Whether or not this was planned from the beginning is unknown, though in the Season 1 "Starvin' Marvin" episode we can briefly see an Ethiopian baby with an Ike-style head, indicating that it's possible all babies on the show were originally supposed to be depicted this way. The Danish, who are referred to as "the Canadians of Europe," have the same design, though most Canadian celebrities who appear on the show don't. (Also, seemingly anyone on Terrance and Phillip's show look this way, including Iraqis.) Interestingly, the Danish ''aren't'' depicted this way in the 20th season.
** There are also a few characters whose heads are just taken from celebrity photos. A handful of examples include the Christina Aguilera monsters that Cartman sees in "Timmy 2000", Mel Gibson in his appearances, Ben Affleck at the end of "How To Eat With Your Butt", Mr. Garrison after his nosejob in "[[Recap/SouthParkS1E11TomsRhinoplasty Tom's Rhinoplasty]]", and of course, Saddam Hussein.
** Also the band Korn in "Korn's Groovy Pirate Ghost Mystery". The band are meant to be a parody of the ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' gang and aren't designed like ''South Park'' characters, but how they would be in a Hanna-Barbara cartoon.
** In the episode "Here Comes The Neighborhood", Aslan the lion is animated like he was in the animated film of ''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'' from the 1970's.
** Mr. Mackey has a huge head compared to the other adults. In one episode it was revealed his head was actually a balloon, and if he loosened his tie a bit it would shrink down to a more normal proportion.
** The head Sixth Grader's eyes are slanted compared to the typical circular eyes of the show, though this [[AmbiguouslyBrown may just indicate he's Asian]].
** Osama bin Laden is wildly different from the standard designs: he is a caricature but doesn't have a photo for a head, and is much more detailed and narrow-bodied than the other characters. The difference [[http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/cMMAZIhj-rQ/maxresdefault.jpg can be jarring]].
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'':
** Most of the cast of are sea creatures, with the exception of the eponymous character himself, who's more or less an artificial dish sponge with arms and legs -- even unlike his parents. It's unusual.
** Squidward doesn't look much like a squid at all, and WordOfGod is that, despite his name, he's actually an octopus. With six legs. So he's apparently a hexopus.
** The occasionally seen news reporter/anchor fish is [[MediumBlending a photograph of an actual fish.]]
** In the later seasons there are plenty of background characters who look like humans with odd skin colors and no noses. It's implied that they're supposed to be fish, but. . .
** Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy appear to be humans (the former being an {{expy}} of ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}) that are drawn in the show's usual animated style while any other human that appears in the show is live-action. Notably, this contrasts with the usual scale since [[HumansAreCthulhu other humans are portrayed as being like giants to the main cast]]. Then again, Mermaid Man ''does'' [[FridgeBrilliance have a shrink ray]].
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBeavers''
** Mom's assailants in the episode "The Mom from U.N.C.L.E." were depicted as relatively anatomically accurate humans with unusually heavy inking.
** The Beavers' cousin in the episode "Kreature Komforts" is a photo-realistic beaver that acts like a beaver actually would, much to the annoyance of the protagonists.
** Whenever the beavers watch [[TheresNoBInMovie an old B-movie]], its characters are drawn realistically. The contrast is clearest in the HalloweenEpisode, when Dag and Norb meet the actors and get involved in their adventures.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Undergrads}}'' most of the characters are relatively realistically drawn. Except gimpy, who has a lizard like face, one bulging discolored eye, and looks like a cartoon character that's been microwaved.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack'', Flapjack, K'nuckles, and Bubby are drawn in a bit of a more cartoon-ish style than the [[GrotesqueGallery rest of Stormalong Harbor]].
* WordOfGod states that Jet and his gang in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' were a stylistic departure compared to the other characters, much more closely resembling the style of ''Anime/CowboyBebop'', but were kept because the creators loved the designs too much.
* Penny on ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'' looks ridiculously more realistic than everyone else on the show, who have exaggerated cartoony features. The more realistic/cute look was frequently shared by incidental or single-episode female characters, unless they were MAD agents or intended to be unattractive, in a sort of reverse {{Gonk}} effect. Averted in ''WesternAnimation/GadgetAndTheGadgetinis'', where her design is closer to how everyone else in the show looks.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Twipsy}}'' draws a sharp distinction between humans, who're drawn in a style vaguely reminiscent of ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'', and [=AIs=] like the title character, who resemble nothing so much as Cubist portraits.
* Mr. Stenchy, Skip and Clink are actually the only alien experiments from ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'' to have sclerae and pupils instead of the solid black eyes their "cousins" (including Stitch) actually all have. Clink resembles an Earth crab while the others mostly resemble mammals, reptiles and birds.
* The title duo from ''WesternAnimation/FanboyAndChumChum'' are constructed more realistically and carefully than the rest of the characters. [[http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3474/3789426538_b445375f9a_z.jpg Especially prominent in this shot]].
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** {{God}} is actually the ''only'' character in the show to ever actually be drawn with [[FourFingeredHands five fingers on each hand, and five toes on each foot.]]
** The Space Coyote in Homer's hallucination from "El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer (voiced by Music/JohnnyCash) is drawn in a boxier style partially to resemble the style of coyotes in American Southwestern sand paintings.
** Bart, Lisa and Maggie are almost the only characters on the show who have 'hair' ''anything'' like theirs (that is points coming directly out of the top of their heads identical in colour to their skin and with no visible dividing line between forehead and hairline.) Nominally they are all blonde but every other blonde haired character in the show is drawn with more realistic hair. The show has {{lampshade|Hanging}}d this several times.
** When Hank Hill and other ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' characters made a brief cameo, they looked exactly the same as they did in their own show. A sort of SeriesContinuityError is created when the show had a Crossover with ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic'', where Jay Sherman was yellow (albeit still drawn in the same style as the show). In "The Simpsons Guy", [[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy the Griffin family]] appeared normal colored, and Homer referred to them as "albino." Peter, on the opposite side, thought everyone in Springfield had hepatitis.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'':
** Similar to ''The Little Engine That Could'' example mentioned above, unlike all of the other mechanical characters in the show, for some reason Jeremy Jet has his face drawn on his cockpit while everyone else's are drawn either on their smokeboxes (most of the steam locomotives, Trevor, George, and Buster), their front panels (Toby, Spencer, Cranky, Colin, Kevin, Rocky, Harold, Daisy, Boco, Diesel 10, Elizabeth, Isabella, Madge, Derek, "the Diesel", Bulstrode, Thumper, Scruff, 199, and most of the rolling stock), or their grilles (Salty, Rusty, Diesel, 'Arry and Bert, Mavis, Splatter and Dodge, Den, Dart, Sidney, Norman, Paxton, Dennis, and most of the non-rail vehicles).
** An earlier example would be the bee that stings James in the episode "Buzz Buzz." Just compare it with James.
** City of Truro is TheFaceless, unlike all the other locomotives.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Superjail}}'':
** The Warden is far more cartoonish than every other character appearing, often distorting his body into shapes and having stretchy limbs.
** Aside from his oversized head, Jared is depicted as having [[FourFingeredHands four fingers on each hand]], while other characters tend to have the standard five-digit hands.
** Although it's not as visible when they're shown by themselves, the Twins have wider and larger heads compared to the rest of the cast, whose heads are (mostly) more proportionate to their bodies.
* In ''WesternAnimation/ElTigre'', Frida's [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair blue hair]] and [[TheGogglesDoNothing goggles]] look like they would fit better on an {{Anime}} character.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** In the episode "Dragon Quest", the PaperThinDisguise adopted by the ponies following Spike is accepted by the teen dragons because [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gB6g8od2K-4 it looks identical to a dragon named Crackle.]] Unlike most dragons, who are slender, streamlined, and elongated, Crackle is squat, rotund, GemEncrusted, and ''[[VertebrateWithExtraLimbs has eight legs]]''.
** Bulk Biceps, a RecurringExtra pegasus with an abnormally muscular physique, a large muzzle, defined hooves, and tiny wings. Not surprisingly, he acquired the FanNickname "Roid Rage" before Hasbro stepped in to give him an official one.
** Babs Seed has more of a pot-belly than usual for a filly.
** Troubleshoes Clyde from episode [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E6AppleoosasMostWanted "Appleoosa's Most Wanted"]] is modeled off a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clydesdale_horse Clydesdale horse]], down to the typical face coloring and white fetlocks. He's also the largest pony character designed for the show, towering at least twice the size of a typical mare (and would even give Celestia a run for her money).
** The episode [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E17MadeInManehattan "Made in Manehattan"]] ended with the appearance of an obese pony quite different from the design of any other pony yet seen.
** Spike plays with this trope -- he's the first dragon we ever see in the series, but the more other dragons we see, the more abnormal Spike's lack of wings appears.
** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E19ToChangeAChangeling To Change a Changeling]]", Pharynx had a purple shell, violet eyes and red crest instead of the standard blue-and-cyan color scheme, and is the only changeling seen in the show to do so.
* The original ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' special ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTVSpecials Rescue from Midnight Castle]]'' (a.k.a. ''Firefly's Adventure'') had Tirek and Scorpan, who are drawn in a far more dark and realistic style that is usual for such a show.
* In the show ''WesternAnimation/DinosaurTrain'', all of the younger dinosaurs are drawn in a more cartoony manner, while all of the adult dinosaurs are drawn more realistically.
* The ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' episode "Zoobotnik" featured Katella the bounty huntress who was drawn more human like than the rest of the humanoid characters.
** Princess Sally in the Christmas special.
** Even Sonic and Tails are this, as they're from the games, and the show's character design style doesn't really match the game style. Likely the reason Robotnik was redesigned for the show.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'':
** The eponymous girls, besides lacking [[InvisibleAnatomy hands, feet,]] or [[TheNoseless noses]], are drawn with a focus on curves rather than the heavily angular designs of most other character to make them stand out even more. There is one episode that shows what they would look like if they had been born as normal little girls, but those designs still seem... off. Their nonstandard designs are even more noticeable in the [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls2016 2016 reboot]] where the background characters are stylized like something out of ''WesternAnimation/{{Clarence}}''.
** Madame Argentina and Fred, the villains from "I See a Funny Cartoon in Your Future", are drawn in a very Creator/JayWard-influenced style, as the episode pastiches the cartoons he produced.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'':
** Unlike the other characters (even Slappy Squirrel), the Warner Sibs have designs that look rather like those of inkblot style characters of the late 1920s and early 1930s. This because [[{{Backstory}} they were first drawn around that era, but proved too wild for audiences of the time, so they had to be locked away in the water tower]].
** In the episodes featuring The Flame, the people look rather realistic, unlike Mindy, Ralph, Mr. Plotz, and other people in the show.
** One Slappy Squirrel episode showed a squirrel that not only was non-anthropomorphic, but also looked more realistic than Slappy, Skippy, and other squirrels in the show.
* The Loparts in ''WesternAnimation/HandyManny'' have smaller pupils than the other human characters in the show.
* Queen La from ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfTarzan'' looks nothing like the characters from the Disney film ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'' and looks more like a character from ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'' instead, a hint towards her [[{{Atlantis}} true heritage.]]
* In David Feiss' GagDub of ''Yoohoo & Friends'', Father Time and Feiss' other characters clash severely with the original show's animesque artstyle. Conversely, Yoohoo and his friends are the ones who look out-of-place whenever they appear in one of Father Time's framing segments.
* The main characters from UPA's ''ComicStrip/DickTracy'' cartoon look more realistic that the supporting cast with a more standard cartoony design typical of UPA.
* Glaringly obvious when ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'' does crossovers with other Creator/DisneyChannel cartoons with vastly different art styles such as ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong'', ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', ''WesternAnimation/TheProudFamily'', and even ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}''. It can become rather unsettling when having Lilo and the other potato-nosed realistically proportioned Hawaiian inhabitants interact with the American Dragon with SkintoneSclerae, the teenaged crime-fighter with the exaggerated tiny waist and HartmanHips, or Penny Proud and her family's overly expressive faces.
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'':
** Rumble [=McSkirmish=] from the episode "Fight Fighters" is a video game character brought to life, and as such is rendered as 16-bit pixel art reminiscent of ''Franchise/StreetFighter'':
** There's also Xyler and Kraz who look like they're straight from an '80s cartoon than the original designs from the show.
** The BoyBand Sev'ral Timez are also the only characters in the series so far with visible blue irises in their eyes instead of just pupils.
** [=.GIFfany=], another video game character, has a very {{Animesque}} design, since she's meant to invoke the image of a character from a Japanese DatingSim game.
** "Little Gift Shop of Horrors" has a number of claymotion monsters in its final short, which as the name implies, resemble claymation figures.
* In the short-lived series ''ComicStrip/{{Popeye}} and Son'', most of the characters have typical late 1980s Hanna-Barbera designs, while Popeye, Olive and Bluto have their designs closer to the comics and cartoons.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpyGroove'' features a recurring villain named Rock Debris. In a world filled with otherwise vibrant, flamboyant, and lovably ''ridiculous'' villain designs, a gaunt man in a pale suit who rarely even ''smiles'' sticks out like a sore thumb.
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'':
** [[VileVillainSaccharineShow The Lich]]'s design is far more detailed than the rest of the rather simplistic cast. [[UncannyValley This is not a good thing.]]
** Lemongrab has actual pupils and sclerae, in a show were everyone else just has black dots for eyes. This makes his constant freak-outs even more disturbing.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' has the space monster disguised as a female Chihuahua in the episode "Marooned", who looks more realistic compared to the more abstract Ren, and Cat Jesus from the unproduced "Life Sucks", who has a realistic cat body compared to the more bean-shaped Stimpy.
* In ''WesternAnimation/PacManAndTheGhostlyAdventures'', most of the cast consists of either spheroid Pac-Man-like characters or ghosts. Ghoulasha the witch, however, [[AmbiguouslyHuman looks like a regular human witch.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' doesn't have much of a ''standard'' character design, from the flat 2D drawn animation of Gumball and his family to the CGI animation and claymation to other characters, including a photo-realistic Tyrannosaurus Rex. Still, humans manage to stand out by how they are either depicted as live-action (usually on television) or animated in the style of Filmation-era cartoons. Neither is common for the show, since the former is often left out in favor of using a variety of animation techniques (the only live-action non-human is Sussie the chinface, which is technically a form of puppetry and thus could also be considered animation), and the latter are [[StylisticSuck designed to look crappy]] [[LimitedAnimation and choppy]] while it's clear that the animators are making the other characters with their best foot forward. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in [[Recap/TheAmazingWorldOfGumballS3E29TheSaint "The Saint"]] where Gumball tries to make Alan look bad by using his account to say he thinks [[FantasticRacism 3D people are better than 2D ones.]]
* The valley girl in the newscast at the end of the ''WesternAnimation/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|1987}}'' 1987 miniseries. A very minor character, but very weird-looking compared to everybody else.
* {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'', where the title characters take part in a Plastic Surgery Tournament, and one of the task challenges at hand includes recreating a "photo-realistic beaver".
** The attractive women in both ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'' and ''WesternAnimation/IAmWeasel'' with their big eyes, small mouths and baby-like faces look out of place in a world were everyone else (including the animals) are stretchy and grotesque.
* On ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', Baby-Doll is more wide-eyed and cartoony than the other characters, looking like she came from ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures''.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'':
** All the characters in are InexplicablyTailless except for Nadine, who is DW's ImaginaryFriend. She is also a BarefootCartoonAnimal unlike everyone else.
** When there are celebrity cameos the person is drawn as a FunnyAnimal, however they are drawn far less cartoony than the others.
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'': Skeeter, Porkchop, Stinky, Mrs. Dink, Mayor White, Larry, Coach Spitz, Beebe's mother, Muffy, Brian, and a variety of animals are the only characters to have visible eye sclera.
* Aqualad, Miss Martian, and Superboy appear in the "Let's Get Serious" episode of ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo''. They are drawn in a more stylized version of ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' style that looks different from the SuperDeformed style of everyone else.
* ''[[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show]]'': Truffles from "The Lost Ballpark" is the only character drawn with white irises and black pupils instead of the beady black eyes the other characters have.
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'':
** Rose Quartz is drawn in a slightly more detailed {{Animesque}} style than the rest of the cast. Her hair and face are more detailed as she often has a good deal of highlighting and shading. She looks almost like she belongs in a shoujo manga. Rose Quartz is also the most humanoid looking gem shown (as opposed to the others, who tend to look more abstract). She appears to have breasts and her skin is human toned. She essentially looks like a very tall woman with long, pink hair.
** Yellow Diamond has a far more detailed face, even moreso than Rose. Blue Diamond in turn has a design WordOfGod has confirmed as being inspired by Creator/LeijiMatsumoto, which gives her a very ethereal and ghostly presence.
* Kion from ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'' stands out amongst all other lion cubs from the extended ''[[Disney/TheLionKing Lion King]]'' canon because he has rosettes, like a real-life cub.
* It's subtle, however, Betty in ''WesternAnimation/ArchiesWeirdMysteries'' has blue eyes instead of the BlackBeadEyes everyone else has.
* Numbuh 362 (Rachel) from ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' has brown eyes in a series where almost everyone has BlackBeadEyes.
* One gag in one of the ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheatricalCartoons'' involves Lois leaving Clark talking to himself. A man next to Clark gets mad when he thinks that he's referring to him as "Lois", not "Louis". The man is far more stylized than everyone else, who are drawn in a more semi-realistic way.
* ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo''
** The Hex Girls from ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheWitchsGhost'' stand out amongst everyone else as they're depicted in a less cartoony style and their movements are less exaggerated.
** In ''WesternAnimation/WhatsNewScoobyDoo'', most of the human characters are drawn quite realistically (in Warner's typical "house" animation style of the time), and even Fred, Daphne and Velma had been redesigned a bit to fit with the show's art style (Velma noticeably [[AdaptationalAttractiveness got slimmer and more shapely]].) But Shaggy still retained his classic semi-cartoonish design (albeit with eye sclera now), and the cartoony Scooby-Doo still stuck out from the rest of the realistically-drawn animals in the series.
* Owning to his debut being in a standalone ''WesternAnimation/SillySymphonies'' cartoon, WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck, and the rest of the duck characters are fairly distinct compared to the rest of the classic cast. Mickey, Goofy, Pete and the others all have designs that grew from their InkblotCartoonStyle and the fact that they're anthropomorphic animals rarely if ever comes up. Donald, on the other hand, started with a more "theatrical" design that was simplified to fit and his status as an anthropomorphic duck is emphasized by his voice and mannerisms. (Donald waddles when he walks, for example.)
* ''WesternAnimation/MiloMurphysLaw'': While most of the cast has multicolored pupils in their eyes, Melissa has visible irises with black pupils inside.