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* ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog'': Sonic has a couple of tics: his smirk with accompanying finger-wag, and placing his hands at his sides while impatiently tapping his foot, both of which established his "[[MascotWithAttitude Dude with the 'Tude]]" persona.

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* ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog'': Sonic has a couple of tics: his smirk with accompanying finger-wag, his cocky nose-rubbing, and placing his hands at his sides while impatiently tapping his foot, both all of which established his "[[MascotWithAttitude Dude with the 'Tude]]" persona.persona. Metal Sonic has a tendency to mimic these, being his EvilDoppelganger.

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* In ''Literature/GuardianCatsAndTheLostBooksOfAlexandria'', Professor Chin has a nervous tic massaging his wrists and fingers.


* The ''Frozen'' oneshot ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10629345/1/The-Holding-and-the-Release The Holding and the Release]]'' explores Elsa's tic of wrapping her arms around her. It's both a way of shielding others from her and a way of comforting herself, because she's too afraid to let others hug her.



** ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'': Ariel sighing so that it blows her bangs upward, and biting her lower lip when she's excited or upset.
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** ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'': ''WesternAnimation/TheLittleMermaid1989'': Ariel sighing so that it blows her bangs upward, and biting her lower lip when she's excited or upset.
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** Disney/{{Aladdin}} rubs the back of his head when he's embarrassed, raises a single eyebrow when he's interested, and wiggles his eyebrows when he says something suggestive or has more than one meaning.
** ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'': Tiana squinting one eye when she cringes. Anika Noni Rose also asked if she could be left-handed like she is.
** Villainous example that also doubles as a FunnyAneurysmMoment; Maleficent from Disney's ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' has a noticeable habit of lifting her hand up to her chest when speaking, a habit she shared with her voice actress, Eleanor Audley. A lot of people found this quite charming and dramatic... until Eleanor Audley died of respiratory failure at eighty-six. She was fighting a case of tuberculosis while making the film and almost turned down the role because of it.
** ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'':

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** Disney/{{Aladdin}} WesternAnimation/{{Aladdin}} rubs the back of his head when he's embarrassed, raises a single eyebrow when he's interested, and wiggles his eyebrows when he says something suggestive or has more than one meaning.
** ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'': ''WesternAnimation/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'': Tiana squinting one eye when she cringes. Anika Noni Rose also asked if she could be left-handed like she is.
** Villainous example that also doubles as a FunnyAneurysmMoment; Maleficent from Disney's ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' ''WesternAnimation/SleepingBeauty'' has a noticeable habit of lifting her hand up to her chest when speaking, a habit she shared with her voice actress, Eleanor Audley. A lot of people found this quite charming and dramatic... until Eleanor Audley died of respiratory failure at eighty-six. She was fighting a case of tuberculosis while making the film and almost turned down the role because of it.
** ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'':''WesternAnimation/{{Frozen|2013}}'':



** ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'': Rapunzel narrowing her eyes. Rapunzel also has a little half-laugh she'll do when she's nervous or excited. She shares this trait with her mother - which, even more than their strong resemblance to each other, really drives home their connection to each other when they reunite and both do the little laugh.
** ''Disney/BrotherBear'': No matter whether he's a human or a bear, Kenai tends to rub the back of his head and neck whenever he's anxious or uncertain.

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** ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'': ''WesternAnimation/{{Tangled}}'': Rapunzel narrowing her eyes. Rapunzel also has a little half-laugh she'll do when she's nervous or excited. She shares this trait with her mother - which, even more than their strong resemblance to each other, really drives home their connection to each other when they reunite and both do the little laugh.
** ''Disney/BrotherBear'': ''WesternAnimation/BrotherBear'': No matter whether he's a human or a bear, Kenai tends to rub the back of his head and neck whenever he's anxious or uncertain.

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* ''ComicBook/StarWarsKanan'': Caleb runs his hand through his hair when he's nervous. He puts his hair in a ponytail to hide this.


** Shigaraki tends to scratch his neck when he's irritated. He uses both hands if he's close to freaking out.

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** Shigaraki tends to scratch his neck when he's irritated. He uses both hands if he's close to freaking out. He even did this as a child before his Quirk manifested due to constantly having an "itch" [[spoiler:that And All For One indicates was his body instinctively trying to "destroy" things.]]


* ''Literature/FiftyShadesOfGrey'': Anastasia is prone to flushing and blushing.


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* ''Literature/FiftyShadesOfGrey'': Anastasia is prone to flushing and blushing.


* ''Literature/OneQEightyFour'': Aomamae is described as having beautiful facial features that, upon frowning or grimacing, make a "shocking transformation [that] terrified anyone who saw it..." She even uses this as a psychological weapon against men whom she wants to leave her alone.



* ''Literature/OneQEightyFour'': Aomamae is described as having beautiful facial features that, upon frowning or grimacing, make a "shocking transformation [that] terrified anyone who saw it..." She even uses this as a psychological weapon against men whom she wants to leave her alone.


** ''Manga/DiamondIsUnbreakable'''s Yukako Yamagishi's [[EyeTwitch left eye twitches]] whenever she's mad or worked up.
** Also from Part 4 is Terunosuke Miyamoto, whose [[FightingSpirit Stand]], Enigma, can trap and fold anything in paper, but in order to trap a person he first needs to identify their specific "nervous tic". Obviously, he's scarily good at figuring them out.
*** Also a bit of CompressedVice; Josuke's tic, biting his lower lip, was never seen before that fight in the manga. The anime [[SubvertedTrope subverts]] this by having him perform this action multiple times in previous fights.
** Narancia Ghirga from ''Manga/VentoAureo'' will stand with his arms out on either side with his head hunched forward, allowing his Stand, Aerosmith, to use his body as a runway.

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** ''Manga/DiamondIsUnbreakable'''s ''Manga/DiamondIsUnbreakable'':
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Yukako Yamagishi's [[EyeTwitch left eye twitches]] whenever she's mad or worked up.
** Also from Part 4 is *** Terunosuke Miyamoto, whose Miyamoto has the [[FightingSpirit Stand]], Enigma, which can trap and fold anything in paper, but in order to trap a person he first needs to identify their specific "nervous tic". Obviously, he's scarily good at figuring them out.
*** **** Also a bit of CompressedVice; Josuke's tic, biting his lower lip, was never seen before that fight in the manga. The anime [[SubvertedTrope subverts]] this by having him perform this action multiple times in previous fights.
** Narancia Ghirga from ''Manga/VentoAureo'' will stand with his arms out on either side with his head hunched forward, allowing his Stand, Aerosmith, to use his body as a runway.''Manga/VentoAureo'':


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*** Narancia Ghirga will stand with his arms out on either side with his head hunched forward, allowing his Stand, Aerosmith, to use his body as a runway.

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* In ''Literature/TheSpeedOfDark'', everyone in Lou's section is autistic, so all his coworkers have at least one.
** Eric doodles colorful geometric patterns.
** Dale [[TwitchyEye blinks his left eye]].
** Cameron twitches his arm, bounces, and plays with dice in his pocket.
** Linda bounces her fingers in complex mathematical patterns and flaps her hands when she's excited.
** Chuy twists his neck back and forth and grunts when he eats.
** Bailey bites his lip and makes noises with his tongue.
** Lou notes that his neurotypical crush Marjory flaps her hands sometimes, but nobody seems to notice because she's otherwise normal.


* ''Manga/{{Gokusen}}'': The heroine is a [[MafiaPrincess Yazuka Princess]], and thus while she isn't a TattooedCrook herself, has picked up the gesture of raising her sleeve to show (nonexistent in her case) tattoos when aggravated.

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* ''Manga/{{Gokusen}}'': The heroine is a [[MafiaPrincess Yazuka Yakuza Princess]], and thus while she isn't a TattooedCrook herself, has picked up the gesture of raising her sleeve to show (nonexistent in her case) tattoos when aggravated.


** While much more noticeable in the manga, Giorno Giovanna has a habit of trembling whenever he feels a strong emotion, and it is often the only clue to his emotional state. Giorno trembles most violently in situations involving death, suggesting it may often be a response to TryingNotToCry.

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** *** While much more noticeable in the manga, Giorno Giovanna has a habit of trembling whenever he feels a strong emotion, and it is often the only clue to his emotional state. Giorno trembles most violently in situations involving death, suggesting it may often be a response to TryingNotToCry.

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** While much more noticeable in the manga, Giorno Giovanna has a habit of trembling whenever he feels a strong emotion, and it is often the only clue to his emotional state. Giorno trembles most violently in situations involving death, suggesting it may often be a response to TryingNotToCry.


** When Weiss is nervous, she rubs her wrists. This might have something to do with [[spoiler:her SelfHarm scars]].

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** When Weiss is nervous, she rubs her wrists. This might have something has to do with [[spoiler:her SelfHarm scars]].scars]]. Ruby later realizes that [[spoiler:Weiss [[InterruptedSuicide stabbed herself]]]] after she sees Weiss rubbing her stomach in a similar way.



* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'': Red seems to have a character tic of adjusting his hat to cover his eyes, before a battle. He does that in his ''[[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver HGSS]]'' sprite, a [[TabletopGame/{{Pokemon}} Pokémon Trading Card Game]] statue, and the first [[WhatCouldHaveBeen trailer for]] ''Battle Revolution''.

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Red seems to have a character tic of adjusting his hat to cover his eyes, eyes before a battle. He does that in this many imes, including his ''[[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver HGSS]]'' sprite, a [[TabletopGame/{{Pokemon}} ''[[TabletopGame/{{Pokemon}} Pokémon Trading Card Game]] Game]]'' statue, and the first [[WhatCouldHaveBeen trailer for]] ''Battle Revolution''.Revolution''.
** Hau from ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' moves his arms when excited.
** Several [=NPCs=] in ''VideoGame/PokemonSwordAndShield'' have a tic. Hop umps his hands when excited, Sonia twirls a strand of hair when thinking, etc.

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* ''VideoGame/TheUrinalGame'': The guy in the green shirt always has one hand on his hip and the old guy somehow pees with ''both'' hands on his hips.

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*** Ferdinand tends to place a palm to one side of his head when talking, [[FacePalm especially if things get dumb.]]

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