Follow TV Tropes

Following

History Main / ArmlessBiped

Go To



* [[http://www.airshipentertainment.com/buckcomic.php?date=20081120 Beemahs]] from ''ComicBook/BuckGodotZapGunForHire''. They [[KillerRabbit don't look dangerous]] for an engineered species of spies and assassin who [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters made their creators completely extinct]].

to:

* [[http://www.airshipentertainment.com/buckcomic.php?date=20081120 Beemahs]] from ''ComicBook/BuckGodotZapGunForHire''. They [[KillerRabbit don't look dangerous]] for an engineered species of spies and assassin assassins who [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters made their creators completely extinct]].extinct]]. [[spoiler: The Beemahs' physiology was intended to make them wholly dependent on a master; they literally cannot ''eat'' without assistance.]]


* King Ghidorah from the ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' franchise.

to:

* King Ghidorah from the ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' franchise.franchise, though he may not count given his wings.
* ''Film/KongSkullIsland'' has Skullcrawlers, giant lizard-monsters with two legs and a long, prehensile tail.

Added DiffLines:

* ''VideoGame/BabaIsYou'' has Keke and Me. Keke is orange and has NoMouth, while Me is purple and does have a mouth.


* Smourbiffs if ''Franchise/{{Noob}}''.

to:

* Smourbiffs if in ''Franchise/{{Noob}}''.

Added DiffLines:

* While a lot of quadruped species can't live without 3 or all 4 functioning legs, there are some that like dogs and cats which can adapt to living with only two legs.


[[quoteright:283:[[VideoGame/MetroidPrime https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/armless-biped_8562.JPG]]]]

to:

[[quoteright:283:[[VideoGame/MetroidPrime [[quoteright:300:[[VideoGame/MetroidPrime https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/armless-biped_8562.JPG]]]]org/pmwiki/pub/images/babysheegoth.png]]]]


* Abelisaurs such as the somewhat famous Carnotaurus were on the process of becoming this: Their arms retained a single spike-like claw, with the remaining 3 fingers being mere stumps, and their forearms became part of their wrist, reducing their arms to backwards-bending stumps that were functionally useless and were getting smaller over time. [[TyrannosaurusRex Tyrannosaurs]], however, were NOT going that route: The arms were reduced and had one finger fewer than those of other advanced predatory dinosaurs, but they were also ridiculously strong for their size.

to:

* Abelisaurs such as the somewhat famous Carnotaurus ''Carnotaurus'' were on the process of becoming this: Their arms retained a single spike-like claw, with the remaining 3 fingers being mere stumps, and their forearms became part of their wrist, reducing their arms to backwards-bending stumps that were functionally useless and were getting smaller over time. [[TyrannosaurusRex Tyrannosaurs]], however, were NOT going that route: The arms were reduced and had one finger fewer than those of other advanced predatory dinosaurs, but they were also ridiculously strong for their size. Likewise, the feathered alvarezsaurs have very reduced arms with only one finger, but they were actually quite robust.


* Abelisaurs such as the somewhat famous Carnotaurus were on the process of becoming this: Their arms retained a single spike-like claw, with the remaining 3 fingers being mere stumps, and their forearms became part of their wrist, reducing their arms to backwards-bending stumbs that were functionally useless and were getting smaller over time. [[TyrannosaurusRex Tyrannosaurs]], however, were NOT going that route: The arms were reduced and had one finger fewer than those of other advanced predatory dinosaurs, but they were also ridiculously strong for their size.

to:

* Abelisaurs such as the somewhat famous Carnotaurus were on the process of becoming this: Their arms retained a single spike-like claw, with the remaining 3 fingers being mere stumps, and their forearms became part of their wrist, reducing their arms to backwards-bending stumbs stumps that were functionally useless and were getting smaller over time. [[TyrannosaurusRex Tyrannosaurs]], however, were NOT going that route: The arms were reduced and had one finger fewer than those of other advanced predatory dinosaurs, but they were also ridiculously strong for their size.


* ''Franchise/CrashBandicoot'': You can count Ripper Roo if you squint; he never uses his arms because he's always wearing a straightjacket.

to:

* ''Franchise/CrashBandicoot'': ''VideoGame/CrashBandicoot'': You can count Ripper Roo if you squint; he never uses his arms because he's always wearing a straightjacket.


* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'', ''TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar'', ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' and their [[GaidenGames spin-offs]] feature Squigs, best described as half animal, [[PlantAliens half fungus]], [[MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily and half teeth]]. They're famed and feared for their unpredictable bounding gait and voracious ferocity, but Squigs form a surprisingly complex part of the greenskin ecosystem, serving as guard dogs, garbage disposals, livestock, and in one extremely specialized sub-species' case, ''hair plugs''. Other races rarely appreciate this, however, as their encounters with the toothy critters come when goblins herd a bouncing horde of the things onto the battlefield, or orks strap them with explosives and send the beasts to chase tanks.

to:

* Creator/GamesWorkshop games:
**
''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'', ''TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar'', ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' and their [[GaidenGames spin-offs]] feature Squigs, best described as half animal, [[PlantAliens half fungus]], [[MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily and half teeth]]. They're famed and feared for their unpredictable bounding gait and voracious ferocity, but Squigs form a surprisingly complex part of the greenskin ecosystem, serving as guard dogs, garbage disposals, livestock, and in one extremely specialized sub-species' case, ''hair plugs''. Other races rarely appreciate this, however, as their encounters with the toothy critters come when goblins herd a bouncing horde of the things onto the battlefield, or orks strap them with explosives and send the beasts to chase tanks.tanks.
** In early editions of the Epic scale version of ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'', the Hell-Scourge and Hell-Knight [[HauntedTechnology Daemon Knights]] of Slaanesh differ from most other classes of [[HumongousMecha Knight]] as they lack any arms, mounting their primary weapon systems on top of their hull instead.

Added DiffLines:

* In the Teddy Ruxpin books, Tweeg's EvilMinions are the red, armless, bipedal Bounders.


* ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh'' has multiple monsters that are armless and biped, both natural, like [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Blue-Eyes_Shining_Dragon Blue-Eyes Shining Dragon]], and artificial, like [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Booster_Dragon Booster Dragon]].

to:

* ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh'' has multiple monsters that are armless and biped, both natural, like [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Blue-Eyes_Shining_Dragon Blue-Eyes Shining Dragon]], and artificial, like [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Booster_Dragon Booster Dragon]].Dragon]] and [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Dual_Assembwurm Dual Assembwurm]].


* [[http://megamitensei.wikia.com/wiki/Take-Minakata Take-Minakata]], a recurring [[{{mons}} demon]] in ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'', has no arms. In mythology, his arms were cut off in a duel.

to:

* ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei''
**
[[http://megamitensei.wikia.com/wiki/Take-Minakata Take-Minakata]], a recurring [[{{mons}} demon]] in ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'', [[{{Mons}} demon]], has no arms. In mythology, his arms were cut off in a duel.



*** Subverted. Vayu's arms are hidden by his wings (you can see them when he guards, uses an item or does his victory pose), and Hayagriva has T-Rex-esque arms hidden by little [[BuffySpeak shell-thingies]] on his arms (observe when he uses Fire Storm or how he stands when he has Void Ice up). Dyaus would be a straigher example, because he has wings with tiny hands on the end of them.

to:

*** Subverted. Vayu's ** Subverted with Vayu. His arms are hidden by his wings (you can see them when he guards, uses an item or does his victory pose), and Hayagriva has T-Rex-esque arms hidden by little [[BuffySpeak shell-thingies]] on his arms (observe when he uses Fire Storm or how he stands when he has Void Ice up). Dyaus would be a straigher example, because he has wings with tiny hands on the end of them.



* The ''Franchise/SilentHill'' series has the Numb Bodies of ''[[VideoGame/SilentHill3 3]]''. The first enemy encountered in ''[[VideoGame/SilentHill2 2]]'', Lying Figures, can appear this way at a glance but actually have unusable arms bound in their own flesh.

to:

* The ''Franchise/SilentHill'' series has the Numb Bodies of ''[[VideoGame/SilentHill3 3]]''. The first enemy encountered in ''[[VideoGame/SilentHill2 2]]'', Lying Figures, can appear this way at a glance but actually have unusable arms bound in their own flesh. Inverted with the Twin Victims in ''VideoGame/SilentHill4TheRoom'', creatures with no legs but a pair of arms.



* A few ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' have this body type, such as Oddish, Poliwag, and Wooper. While those gain arms when they evolve, some fully evolved Pokémon also fit, such as Dodrio and Exeggutor. Serperior's two pre-evolutions do not count, having vine-like arms despite being serpents.
* Slavens and other same-class enemies in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII''

to:

* A few ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' have this body type, such as Oddish, Poliwag, and Wooper. While those gain arms when they evolve, some fully evolved Pokémon also fit, such as Dodrio and Exeggutor. Serperior's two pre-evolutions do not count, having vine-like arms despite being serpents.
serpents. Geodude inverts the trope, as it has arms but no legs.
* Slavens and other same-class enemies in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII''''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII''. They attack by kicking, stomping and biting.

Added DiffLines:

* ''Webcomic/TiffanyAndCorey'': Corey encounters two of them in one cartoon, depicted [[https://tiffanyandcorey.blogspot.com/2018/01/big-and-tall.html as aliens from outer space]].


* While most Battlemechs in ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' have arms to some degree, some have arms that consist of nothing but a tiny missile pod, such as the Catapult and Stalker. And even more extreme, there are even a handful of mechs with no arms whatsoever, such as the Blitzkrieg.



* While most Battlemechs in ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' have arms to some degree, some have arms that consist of nothing but a tiny missile pod, such as the Catapult and Stalker. And even more extreme, there are even a handful of mechs with no arms whatsoever, such as the Blitzkrieg.

to:

* While most Battlemechs in ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' have arms to some degree, some have arms ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh'' has multiple monsters that consist of nothing but a tiny missile pod, such as the Catapult are armless and Stalker. And even more extreme, there are even a handful of mechs with no arms whatsoever, such as the Blitzkrieg.biped, both natural, like [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Blue-Eyes_Shining_Dragon Blue-Eyes Shining Dragon]], and artificial, like [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Booster_Dragon Booster Dragon]].

Showing 15 edit(s) of 222

Top

Example of:

/
/

Feedback