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* [[TheHero Shoutaro]] of ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'' claims to be able to work out where a missing cat is the same way he finds missing people: by getting into the cat's mindset. He does so by performing a FauxPaw [[CloudCuckooLander and meowing]]. Not only does this work, but [[spoiler: the woman he was hired by had ulterior motives, and ''never actually had a cat in the first place'']].

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[[TheHero Shoutaro]] of ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'' claims to be able to work out where a missing cat is the same way he finds missing people: by getting into the cat's mindset. He does so by performing a FauxPaw [[CloudCuckooLander and meowing]]. Not only does this work, but [[spoiler: the woman he was hired by had ulterior motives, and ''never actually had a cat in the first place'']].place'']].
** As part of her cat motif, [[SpoiledSweet Neon]] [[TheOjou Kurama]] of ''Series/KamenRiderGeats'' does this as part of her transformation pose whenever she turns into Kamen Rider Na-go.


This move also doesn't actually make any sense if the person in question is supposed to be acting on actual cat instinct: when a real cat grabs at something, its digits will be splayed out as far as possible to maximize their grab capacity. Under other circumstances it does serve two purposes: it more closely mimics the shape of a cat's paw than a fingers-extended position does, and it reinforces that the person is imitating a cat, not merely swatting at a mosquito.

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This move also doesn't actually make any sense if the person in question is supposed to be [[MyInstinctsAreShowing acting on actual cat instinct: instinct]]: when a real cat grabs at something, its digits will be splayed out as far as possible to maximize their grab capacity. Under other circumstances it does serve When that's ''not'' what they're doing, the motion serves two purposes: it more closely mimics the shape of a cat's paw than a fingers-extended position does, and it reinforces that the person is imitating a cat, not merely swatting at a mosquito.


* Himari, the title catgirl of ''Manga/OmamoriHimari'', is quite prone to this, as seen [[http://www.mangareader.net/380-25834-35/omamori-himari/chapter-1.html here.]]

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* Himari, the title catgirl of ''Manga/OmamoriHimari'', is quite prone to this, as seen [[http://www.mangareader.net/380-25834-35/omamori-himari/chapter-1.html here.]]in Chapter 1.


* ''Anime/KazemakaseTsukikageRan'': Meow is using the "Iron Cat Fist."

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* ''Anime/KazemakaseTsukikageRan'': ''Anime/CarriedByTheWindTsukikageRan'': Meow is using the "Iron Cat Fist."


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A character is supposed to be imitating or acting like a cat, so they start batting at a moving object with their fingers curled inwards to imitate the rounded look of a cat paw. Bonus points if they start licking his faux paw. This move is often favored by {{Catgirl}}s.

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A character is supposed to be imitating or acting like a cat, so they start batting at a moving object with their fingers curled inwards to imitate the rounded look of a cat paw. Bonus points if they start licking his this faux paw. This move is often favored by {{Catgirl}}s.



* Used in Jim Gaffigan's stand-up routine. "Just cause I make a hot catwoman... meow..."
* According to behind-the-scenes commentary, this is how Will Ferrel auditioned for ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''. He did a deadly serious impersonation of a cat playing with various objects and grooming himself.

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* Used in Jim Gaffigan's Creator/JimGaffigan's stand-up routine. "Just cause I make a hot catwoman... meow..."
* According to behind-the-scenes commentary, this is how Will Ferrel Creator/WillFerrell auditioned for ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''. He did a deadly serious impersonation of a cat playing with various objects and grooming himself.


* ''Series/BigWolfOnCampus'': An episode features a [[WereCat werecat]] who performs the Faux Paw maneuver.

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* ''Series/BigWolfOnCampus'': An episode features a [[WereCat werecat]] werecat who performs the Faux Paw maneuver.


* [[TheHero Shoutaro]] of ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'' claims to be able to work out where a missing cat is the same way he finds missing people: by getting into the cat's mindset. He does so by performing a FauxPaw and meowing; not only does it work, but [[spoiler: the woman he was hired by had ulterior motives, and ''didn't actually have a cat in the first place'']].

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* [[TheHero Shoutaro]] of ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'' claims to be able to work out where a missing cat is the same way he finds missing people: by getting into the cat's mindset. He does so by performing a FauxPaw [[CloudCuckooLander and meowing; not meowing]]. Not only does it this work, but [[spoiler: the woman he was hired by had ulterior motives, and ''didn't ''never actually have had a cat in the first place'']].


A character is supposed to be imitating or acting like a cat, so he starts batting at a moving object with their fingers curled in to imitate the rounded look of a cat paw. Bonus points if he starts licking his faux paw. This move is often favored by {{Catgirl}}s.

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A character is supposed to be imitating or acting like a cat, so he starts they start batting at a moving object with their fingers curled in inwards to imitate the rounded look of a cat paw. Bonus points if he starts they start licking his faux paw. This move is often favored by {{Catgirl}}s.


* Used by performers in Andrew Lloyd Weber's ''{{Cats}}''.

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* Used by performers in Andrew Lloyd Weber's ''{{Cats}}''.''Theatre/{{Cats}}''.


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