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Raymanian Limbs describes a somewhat rare LazyArtist trick for arms and legs (or lack thereof). Mainly, a character lacks anything visibly connecting their hands or their feet to the rest of their body. Named after Franchise/{{Rayman}}, who was an early case due to his ability being too difficult to animate with arms and legs.

A subtrope of InvisibleAnatomy, although the former can be excused due to conservation of detail, while in this trope the seemingly missing pieces are ''clearly'' missing.

Combatants with these limbs may be capable of DetachmentCombat and RocketPunch.



* Grimace in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bX54qj35V1U this]] Pakistan Happy Meal commercial has no legs, and his feet are not attached to his body. They're just floating in front of him.

[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* The suits of ''InfiniteStratos'' solve the problem of [[ShouldersOfDoom huge, unwieldy shoulders]] [[http://media.animevice.com/uploads/0/3695/351543-infinite_stratos___03___large_39.jpg like this.]]
* Nyorori the Snake in ''Anime/JuuniSenshiBakuretsuEtoRanger'' uses his [[MindOverMatter psychic abilities]] to manipulate a pair of white gloves, [[JustifiedTrope giving him this appearance]].
* The last and largest transformation stage of the Gurren Lagann in ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' has body parts like this, as well as the Anti-Spiral's counterpart.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* The Love Glove from ''Comicbook/DoomPatrol'' had invisible arms and the power to use magic gloves. He was part of the second Brotherhood of Dada.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* [[http://homestarfanstuff.wikia.com/wiki/Slipstar_Runner Slipstar Runner]], a character on ''Fanwork/TheHomestarRunnerShow'', has hands and feet, but no arms or legs.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* An early episode of ''Angel'' had a rare live-action example that was PlayedForDrama. The MonsterOfTheWeek was a StalkerWithACrush who had developed the power to detach and remotely control parts of his body, and used them to torment his victim.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* VideoGame/{{Rayman}} is the TropeNamer for this. WordOfGod is that this was actually a space-saving shortcut; eliminating Rayman's arms freed up precious kilobytes that could be used elsewhere, making this a latter-day throwback to Mario's character design, which was also influenced by the hardware's capabilities. Also, it would be hard to throw his fists around like that if they were attached to his body...
** Finally given an in-universe explanation in ''VideoGame/RaymanOrigins'': When he was created by a bunch of fairies, they happened to lose a few parts in making him. Namely, his limbs.
** [[TheLancer Globox's]] eyes and feet aren't attached to his body either.
* ''Videogame/DynamiteHeaddy'' has a detatched head. His DistaffCounterpart, Heather, ([[MeaningfulName Fingy]] in the Japanese version) has detached fingers/hands/whatever.
* The Guard Armor from ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'', which allows it to attack in a variety of crazy ways.
* ''VideoGame/NiGHTSIntoDreams'' and its sequel, ''NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams'' applies this trope to its BigBad, Wizeman the Wicked. Wizeman appears as a floating cloaked figure, but six disembodied hands with [[EyesDoNotBelongThere eyes on the palms]] float around him.
* The ''VideoGame/ThingThing'' series follows this, but it's never pointed out within the story.
* Norstein Bekkler, the host of the Millennial Fair fun house in ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger''.
** As well as [[spoiler:Queen Zeal's]] OneWingedAngel form, also an example of CognizantLimbs.
* All the robots in ''VideoGame/JoyMechFight''.
* The characters of ''{{Vectorman}}''.
* The title character of ''{{Plok}}'', [[OlderThanTheyThink which actually came out 2 years before Rayman]].
* Yoshi in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld 2: VideoGame/YoshisIsland'' has Raymanian legs.
** [[BigBad Bowser]] in the original ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros'' game had invisible wrists due to NES limitations. They're supposed to be wristbands, but since his sprite, like all other 8-bit era game sprites, can only have up to three colors, what appears to be Bowser's wristbands are actually empty space.
* There are quite a few examples in the game ''Videogame/SuperPaperMario'', many [=NPCs=] lack legs and arms. Two notable ones are [[TheDragon Dimentio]] and [[BigBad Count Bleck]].
* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'': Haunter. [[JustifiedTrope It is a ghost.]] Also Porygon-Z, [[JustifiedTrope who's apparently glitched.]] Hoopa in both it's [[SleepModeSize Confined]] and [[OneWingedAngel Unbound]] mode has floating detached arms, though the Unbound form has six arms.
* The Guard Armor boss from ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' has five separate parts: Two legs, two floating arms, and a floating torso. All five parts are attackable, and in some tournament matches you'll actually fight against its disembodied extremities/torso.
** The prequel game gives it an [[EmotionEater Unversed]] counterpart, the Trinity Armor.
* The "Miis", people who can be made on any Nintendo system from {{Wii}} onwards, have no limbs in certain games or apps (such as ''VideoGame/WiiSports'' or the ''[=StreetPass=] Mii Plaza''), but, oddly, clearly do have arms in other games. In ''Wii Sports''' baseball alone, the Miis constantly switch from merely being a head and torso, to having hands, legs, and feet.
* The character designer of ''VideoGame/UmJammerLammy'' gave [[PunnyName Cathy Pillar]], an anthropomorphic [[SpeciesSurname caterpillar]], raymanian ''segments''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}''' StrawCritic, Jasper's head generally appears to be attached to the body, right up against the suit's collar. However, there are some scenes where the head detaches from its normal position during his grandstanding (e.g. when you first meet him).
** In Jasper's case it seems to be a utility thing, like Rayman's limbs; since he never actually leaves his seat, (and may indeed be too fat to move -- should we mention that his surname is [[MeaningfulName Rolls]]?) his hands and head are responsible for all his body language, so for a guy as fat as he is, not having a neck allowed the animators to make him much more expressive.
** The dancer's in Milla's mindscape have limbs and necks that taper off to a point just short of actually connecting.
* The titular worms in the ''VideoGame/{{Worms}}'' series have Raymanian Arms since Worms 2, except in the intros of Worms 2 and World Party.
* ''VideoGame/IWannaBeTheGuy'': The Kid's feet lack legs or ankles.
* Bongo Bongo, the boss of the Shadow Temple in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime''.
* VideoGame/{{Dizzy}} has simple circles for hands and hemispheres for legs.
* Joka (renamed Joker in the Wii remake) in ''VideoGame/{{Klonoa}}: Door to Phantomile'' had no arms or legs. His appearance was modified in the remake, in which he is given thin arms and legs, but they disappear when he becomes a boss, with no reason given whatsoever.
* Certain ''VideoGame/{{Ys}}'' bosses, such as the Shrine boss, Dorman, and Jabir's final form in ''Ys V'', and Galbalan in ''The Oath in Felghana'', have Raymanian GiantHandsOfDoom.
* In ''WarioLand3'', [[spoiler:[[MonsterClown Rudy the Clown]]]] also has Raymanian GiantHandsOfDoom, and you hurt him [[spoiler:by stunning them and throwing them at his nose.]]
* ''VideoGame/TonicTrouble'', based on the same GameEngine as ''VideoGame/{{Rayman 2}}'', had this. Coincidentally, the General even makes a cameo in ''Rayman 2''.
* The mini-boss Jukid in ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar'' has these.
** As does Daroach in ''Squeak Squad'', and Magolor and Mr. Dooter in ''VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand''.
** Taranza and [[spoiler: Queen Sectonia]] in ''VideoGame/KirbyTripleDeluxe'' also lack arms.
* ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime: Hunters'' has Trace, a Kriken BountyHunter whose head is completely separate from his body.
* Every humanoid player character in ''VideoGame/{{Legasista}}'' is designed like this in the overworld.
* Zero Beat, the robot/alien/whatever look-a-like of Beat from ''VideoGame/JetSetRadio Future''. It has strange floating rings as its arms, floating hands, and floating leg parts.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Berzerk}}'', the gap between the humanoid's head and body is [[HitboxDissonance not part of a hitbox]]; a horizontal shot that goes through it is harmless.
* In the ''VideoGame/LivePowerfulProBaseball'' and ''MLB Power Pros'' series, every character has detached feet.
* The hero of the CuteEmUp ''Captain Tomaday'' throws {{Rocket Punch}}es with Raymanian FourFingeredHands.
* The [[OneWingedAngel final phase]] of the FinalBoss of ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVI'' has his two hands act as separate enemies in the battle.
* In ''Nightmare in the Dark'', the FinalBoss has entirely detached hands in both of his forms.

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h91f9_5I9BE&feature=player_embedded Acroboxle's]] hands don't have any distinguishing features, fingers thumbs, so they switch places constantly. The creators are [[http://www.centralcitytower.com/2010/08/history-acroboxle.html fully aware.]]
* [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Floating Hand Studios]] uses this for all of their ''X-Men'' flash cartoons.
* The characters of ''WebAnimation/MadnessCombat''.
* This is true for many Homestar Runner characters; the [[http://hrwiki.org/wiki/Homestar_Runner title character]] and the slightly more bizarre character, [[http://hrwiki.org/wiki/Homsar Homsar]], for starters, lack visible arms. See InvisibleAnatomy for more.

[[folder:Webcomics / Web Originals]]
* The webcomic [[http://www.twfccomic.com/ Tee Dubbleyu Eff See.]]
* Ito of AMomentOfPeace is clearly the lovechild of the [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0718.html lizgreaper]] and Rayman.
* Male Kayoss in ''WebComic/LsEmpire''.
* Kira of ''Webcomic/BreakpointCity'' has all her limbs... but no neck, much to the surprise of her [[http://www.breakpointcity.com/archives/2006/02/27/what-an-airhead/ would-be beheader]].
* ''Webcomic/BrawlInTheFamily'' has a strip involving [[{{Wii}} Miis]] playing Ping Pong, and they don't have arms in this case. Lampshaded when one Mii dismembers his arm with the ping pong ball.
* ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'' characters have spherical floating hands, which has caused problems with body language, and disconnected feet. Except for the imps, who have triangular pointy limbs, which don't seem to be very solidly connected themselves. [[HypocriticalHumor This trope is "harshly" criticized]] in ZP's ''Videogame/RaymanOrigins'' review.
* The characters in ''WebVideo/ExtraCredits'' have RaymanianLimbs with developed hands. When the main character talks from his podium though, he has full limbs.
* The characters in FTL have no visible limbs, but their hand-nubs never leave their bodies.
* The Blog/AskAPony Blog Blog/AskPinyTwilight stars creatures with no limbs between their hooves and body.
* The lead characters in ''Webcomic/TheFrumps'' (Adorably Vulgar)
* The eponymous heroine of ''Webcomic/{{Redd}}'' has hands like this, but it's a JustifiedTrope in that she was born without arms and controls mechanical hands with some sort of anti-gravity technology with her thoughts.
* On the website, Postopia (now Team Pebbles), there was a game called ''Big Mouth Life'' where you have a mouth for a pet. You could get new designs and clothing for them. The clothing included gloves and shoes, but they didn't any visible limbs or hands and feet for that matter.
* In ''Webcomic/TailsOfLanschilandia'', BigBad Kakralomino appears to have no legs (there's an empty space between his feet and the rest of his body), but has perfectly normal arms.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* The baby oysters from ''Disney/AliceinWonderland''.
* Every character in ''TheHive''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'', GIR's legs are like this.
* The characters in the animated version of ''WesternAnimation/MrBean'' do not have ankles, their legs and feet being totally separated from each other.
* ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'', on the rare occasions that they're shown with any extremities at all. Justified in that ''they're produce.''
* The Russian cartoon character ''Animation/VinniPukh'' has feet but no legs.
* EVE from ''WesternAnimation/{{WALL-E}}''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/SchoolhouseRock'', Little Twelvetoes's whole body seems to be put together this way. His hat, arms, and torso are made up of white stripe-looking segments separated by empty space. His legs are connected to his pelvis, but he can move them out of contact with his feet. Also, he can stick his hands, head, and feet on any limb he pleases.
* Mala Mala Jong from ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'', who is an evil demon warrior made entirely from Shen Gon Wu, specifically the [[CoolHelmet Helmet of Jong]], the [[PoweredArmor Two-Ton Tunic]], the [[PowerFist Fist of Tebigon]], the [[MultiArmedandDangerous Third-Arm Sash]], the [[RocketBoots Jetbootsu]], and the [[AnimateInanimateObject Heart of Jong.]]
* Sour Bill from ''Disney/WreckItRalph''.
* Scuzzbopper from ''WesternAnimation/TwiceUponATime''.
* Wally B. from the early WesternAnimation/{{Pixar Short|s}} ''The Adventures of Andre and Wally B.''
* On ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', [[PunchClockVillain Peridot]]'s fingers aren't actually connected to her arms, and can fly off and reconnect to create a touchscreen tablet-like display.
* The Owl from ''The Owl & Co'' has no legs.

* Street signs indicating crosswalks and similar traffic features often show stick figures with no necks, just disembodied heads floating above their shoulders. This is particularly funny when the stick figure is riding a horse with a meticulously rendered mane.
* [[http://centralcitytower.wordpress.com/2010/09/17/fuzzy-fuzman-and-acman-pictogramcomic-strip-door-decorations/ Fuzman and Acman Pictograms]] also have no necks, likely reminiscent of street signs and Olympic pictogram
* [[http://welcome.deviantart.com/ Fella]], the mascot of Website/DeviantArt.
* The ''[[Animation/MagyarNepmesek Hungarian Folktales]]'' animated series (at least the earlier episodes), had this as a running gag in the depiction of elderly kings as a bell shaped body and two floating hands. The only exception to this was [[HistoricalDomainCharacter King Mathias]], who would make occasional appearances in a few episodes.
* {{Lego}} microfigures -- the tiny non-articulated game pieces used in the Lego Games series -- are depicted as having (featureless ball) hands, but no arms, in comics about them.
* Most of the characters in Klea's video to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWntsJNb6RI their song ''Tic Toc'']] don't have necks, and their heads hover over their shoulders.
* Some of the characters on Go!Animate are designed like this.