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* Abu and the Genie have four-fingered hands while the rest of the human cast of ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' has five... except for the merchant who narrates the opening. Originally, he was supposed to be revealed as Genie at the end of the film, and while that was left off the final cut, the design remained. This was sort of lampshaded in the ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries'' episode "Eye of the Beholder", in which Genie tries to place his hand onto a handprint on a door to opening, but because said print has five fingers, Genie magically conjures up a fifth one. In the original film, when Genie is telling Aladdin about the genie rules and limits on wishes, he briefly conjures an extra four fingers on his left hand, bringing that hands total count to eight. Interestingly, Jafar still has five fingers in genie form, and Eden, a female genie in the series, has five.

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* Abu and the Genie have four-fingered hands while the rest of the human cast of ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Aladdin}}'' has five... except for the merchant who narrates the opening. Originally, he was supposed to be revealed as Genie at the end of the film, and while that was left off the final cut, the design remained. This was sort of lampshaded in the ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries'' episode "Eye of the Beholder", in which Genie tries to place his hand onto a handprint on a door to opening, but because said print has five fingers, Genie magically conjures up a fifth one. In the original film, when Genie is telling Aladdin about the genie rules and limits on wishes, he briefly conjures an extra four fingers on his left hand, bringing that hands total count to eight. Interestingly, Jafar still has five fingers in genie form, and Eden, a female genie in the series, has five.



* In 1937's ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'', Snow White and the Prince have five fingers on each hand, but the more cartoony Dwarfs only have four. Strangely on the 1987 reissue poster, Sleepy is seen with four on one hand and five on the other.

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* In 1937's ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'', ''WesternAnimation/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'', Snow White and the Prince have five fingers on each hand, but the more cartoony Dwarfs only have four. Strangely on the 1987 reissue poster, Sleepy is seen with four on one hand and five on the other.



* Disney/{{Pinocchio}} has four fingers as a puppet, but has five fingers after he's been turned into a human at the end of the film. Geppetto, Stromboli, Lampwick, and all the other humans have five fingers each, but for some reason, the Coachman only has four. Justified for the Coachman: he's not really a "human…" Honest John the fox and Gideon the cat have four-fingered hands. Jiminy Cricket usually has four fingers, though in the educational short "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_Pn92tUG2Q You and Your Food]]", he [[http://i.imgur.com/oF0XT.jpg suddenly has five]] when explaining the five food groups.
* Interestingly, both played straight and averted in ''Disney/WreckItRalph''. Of the three games original to the film, only the characters from cutesy racer ''Sugar Rush'' have four-fingered hands. Characters from ''Hero's Duty'' have five fingers befitting its realistic looking design and characters from ''Fix-It Felix Jr.'' have five fingers befitting its supposed origin as an '80s Japanese-made arcade game. [[spoiler: Oddly, the 1980 character Turbo, who otherwise has rather cartoony features like Felix and Ralph (rather than the {{Animesque}} look of the Sugar Rush characters), only has four fingers, even when out of disguise.]] It should also be noted that ''Sugar Rush'' is supposed to be a Japanese-developed game, and Japanese-made characters usually don't have four fingers for reasons listed above.

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* Disney/{{Pinocchio}} WesternAnimation/{{Pinocchio}} has four fingers as a puppet, but has five fingers after he's been turned into a human at the end of the film. Geppetto, Stromboli, Lampwick, and all the other humans have five fingers each, but for some reason, the Coachman only has four. Justified for the Coachman: he's not really a "human…" Honest John the fox and Gideon the cat have four-fingered hands. Jiminy Cricket usually has four fingers, though in the educational short "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_Pn92tUG2Q You and Your Food]]", he [[http://i.imgur.com/oF0XT.jpg suddenly has five]] when explaining the five food groups.
* Interestingly, both played straight and averted in ''Disney/WreckItRalph''.''WesternAnimation/WreckItRalph''. Of the three games original to the film, only the characters from cutesy racer ''Sugar Rush'' have four-fingered hands. Characters from ''Hero's Duty'' have five fingers befitting its realistic looking design and characters from ''Fix-It Felix Jr.'' have five fingers befitting its supposed origin as an '80s Japanese-made arcade game. [[spoiler: Oddly, the 1980 character Turbo, who otherwise has rather cartoony features like Felix and Ralph (rather than the {{Animesque}} look of the Sugar Rush characters), only has four fingers, even when out of disguise.]] It should also be noted that ''Sugar Rush'' is supposed to be a Japanese-developed game, and Japanese-made characters usually don't have four fingers for reasons listed above.



* While most of the cast of ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' have five fingers, the trolls have four.
* All of the human characters in ''Disney/BigHero6'' have five fingers, but the robot Baymax only has four.

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* While most of the cast of ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Frozen|2013}}'' have five fingers, the trolls have four.
* All of the human characters in ''Disney/BigHero6'' ''WesternAnimation/BigHero6'' have five fingers, but the robot Baymax only has four.



* While Professor Ratigan, the main villain of ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'', has five fingers, everyone else is drawn with four fingers.
* In ''Disney/OliverAndCompany'', most of the humans are depicted with five-fingered hands. The only character to avert this rule is Louie the hot dog vendor, who for some reason only has four fingers on each hand.

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* While Professor Ratigan, the main villain of ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'', ''WesternAnimation/TheGreatMouseDetective'', has five fingers, everyone else is drawn with four fingers.
* In ''Disney/OliverAndCompany'', ''WesternAnimation/OliverAndCompany'', most of the humans are depicted with five-fingered hands. The only character to avert this rule is Louie the hot dog vendor, who for some reason only has four fingers on each hand.



* Mittens from ''Disney/{{Bolt}}'' plays this trope straight by having three-toed paws, but Bolt averts this trope by having the proper four-toed paws.

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* Mittens from ''Disney/{{Bolt}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Bolt}}'' plays this trope straight by having three-toed paws, but Bolt averts this trope by having the proper four-toed paws.



* The lions in ''Disney/TheLionKing'' avert this trope by having the proper four-toed paws, but the hyenas and meerkats play this trope straight by having three-toed paws. The lions also show dew-claw-lumps (thumbs) on their front paws.

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* The lions in ''Disney/TheLionKing'' ''WesternAnimation/{{The Lion King|1994}}'' avert this trope by having the proper four-toed paws, but the hyenas and meerkats play this trope straight by having three-toed paws. The lions also show dew-claw-lumps (thumbs) on their front paws.



* In ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' it's played straight with all mammal species that have claws or paws, like foxes, rabbits, mice, etc. But addition, all cloven-hoofed species, like buffalo, sheep, and gazelles, are consistently shown with three — two "fingers" and a "thumb". And bizarrely enough, odd-toed ungulates (horses and zebras) [[http://i.imgur.com/Kl0mjcm.png don't have any fingers at all!]]

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* In ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Zootopia}}'' it's played straight with all mammal species that have claws or paws, like foxes, rabbits, mice, etc. But addition, all cloven-hoofed species, like buffalo, sheep, and gazelles, are consistently shown with three — two "fingers" and a "thumb". And bizarrely enough, odd-toed ungulates (horses and zebras) [[http://i.imgur.com/Kl0mjcm.png don't have any fingers at all!]]

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* The Disney Channel had a short commercial celebrating their 10 year anniversary which spoofed this. Mickey Mouse's hand would pop up, counting off the fingers, then the second hand would pop up and count off fingers. There was a slight pause for the viewer to realize that's only 8 fingers, then a third hand would pop up and count off two more fingers.


** Piccolo and other Namekians have four fingered hands in the manga. For the anime, this was changed to five due to Japanese broadcast regulations.[[labelnote:]]"missing" fingers is extremely taboo in Japan due to it being associated with the Yakuza, who will often cut one of their own fingers off as repentance for a misdeed. This is also the reason why many Western cartoons using this trope [[BannedInChina don't get broadcast]] on Japanese TV.[[/labelnote]] Doing so [[AdaptationInducedPlotHole ruins a visual gag from the manga when Piccolo declares that he'll finish Goku off in 5 seconds and holds up a hand with five fingers]], which the author {{Lampshades}} with text beneath the panel.

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** Piccolo and other Namekians have four fingered hands in the manga. For the anime, this was changed to five due to Japanese broadcast regulations.[[labelnote:]]"missing" fingers is extremely taboo in Japan due to it being associated with regulations, for the Yakuza, who will often cut one of their own fingers off as repentance for a misdeed. This is also the reason why many Western cartoons using this trope [[BannedInChina don't get broadcast]] on Japanese TV.[[/labelnote]] given reasons above. Doing so [[AdaptationInducedPlotHole ruins a visual gag from the manga when Piccolo declares that he'll finish Goku off in 5 seconds and holds up a hand with five fingers]], which the author {{Lampshades}} with text beneath the panel.





** Piccolo and other Namekians have four fingered hands in the manga. For the anime, this was changed to five due to Japanese broadcast regulations. Doing so [[AdaptationInducedPlotHole ruins a visual gag from the manga when Piccolo declares that he'll finish Goku off in 5 seconds and holds up a hand with five fingers]], which the author {{Lampshades}} with text beneath the panel.

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** Piccolo and other Namekians have four fingered hands in the manga. For the anime, this was changed to five due to Japanese broadcast regulations. [[labelnote:]]"missing" fingers is extremely taboo in Japan due to it being associated with the Yakuza, who will often cut one of their own fingers off as repentance for a misdeed. This is also the reason why many Western cartoons using this trope [[BannedInChina don't get broadcast]] on Japanese TV.[[/labelnote]] Doing so [[AdaptationInducedPlotHole ruins a visual gag from the manga when Piccolo declares that he'll finish Goku off in 5 seconds and holds up a hand with five fingers]], which the author {{Lampshades}} with text beneath the panel.


* The girl from ''Animation/MeCvimadMoval'' has four fingers on her hands. The amount of fingers on the snowman's hands is unknown.

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* The girl from and the snowman in ''Animation/MeCvimadMoval'' has both have four fingers on her hands. The amount of fingers on the snowman's hands is unknown.their hands.

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* All the characters in ''WebAnimation/HazbinHotel'' have three fingers and a thumb in each hand.

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* Goemon in the first Super Nintendo ''VideoGame/GanbareGoemon'' game was accidentally drawn with four fingers during the game's introductory sequence. He somehow managed to grow that missing finger back later in the game. This was probably an error by one of the game's sprite artists.


* As a rule, archosaurs (the broad group of reptiles that dinosaurs, pterosaurs, crocodilians, and their closest relatives belong to) have only four toes on the back foot.

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* As a rule, archosaurs (the broad group of reptiles that dinosaurs, pterosaurs, crocodilians, and their closest relatives belong to) can have only up to four toes on the back foot.

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** Hadrosaurs have only four fingers on each hand, with no thumbs.


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* As a rule, archosaurs (the broad group of reptiles that dinosaurs, pterosaurs, crocodilians, and their closest relatives belong to) have only four toes on the back foot.

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* The [[BirdPeople Chozo]] in ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' have four fingers, a rare sight for sympathetic and intelligent characters in Japanese games. The ''VideoGame/MetroidPrimeTrilogy'' also portrays the SpacePirates with three fingers.


* Film/{{Hellboy}}'s stone hand has only four fingers.

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* Film/{{Hellboy}}'s Film/{{Hellboy|2004}}'s stone hand has only four fingers.


* The Blue Meanies in ''WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine'' have SIX fingers. At least, their leader does.

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* The Blue Meanies in ''WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine'' have SIX '''six''' fingers. At least, their leader does.



* Disney/{{Pinocchio}} has four fingers as a puppet, but has five fingers after he's been turned into a human at the end of the film. Geppetto, Stromboli, Lampwick, and all the other humans have five fingers each, but for some reason, the Coachman only has four. Justified for the Coachman: he's not really a "human…" Honest John the fox and Gideon the cat have four-fingered hands. Jiminy Cricket usually has four fingers, though in the educational short "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_Pn92tUG2Q You And Your Food]]", he [[http://i.imgur.com/oF0XT.jpg suddenly has five]] when explaining the five food groups.
* Interestingly, both played straight and averted in ''Disney/WreckItRalph''. Of the three games original to the film, only the characters from cutesy racer ''Sugar Rush'' have four-fingered hands. Characters from ''Hero's Duty'' have five fingers befitting its realistic looking design and characters from ''Fix-It Felix Jr.'' have five fingers befitting its supposed origin as an '80s Japanese-made arcade game. [[spoiler: Oddly, the 1980 character Turbo, who otherwise has rather cartoony features like Felix and Ralph (rather than the {{Animesque}} look of the Sugar Rush characters), only has four fingers, even when out of disguise.]] It should also be noted that ''Sugar Rush'' is supposed to be a Japanese-developed game, Japanese-made characters usually don't have four fingers for reasons listed above.

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* Disney/{{Pinocchio}} has four fingers as a puppet, but has five fingers after he's been turned into a human at the end of the film. Geppetto, Stromboli, Lampwick, and all the other humans have five fingers each, but for some reason, the Coachman only has four. Justified for the Coachman: he's not really a "human…" Honest John the fox and Gideon the cat have four-fingered hands. Jiminy Cricket usually has four fingers, though in the educational short "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_Pn92tUG2Q You And and Your Food]]", he [[http://i.imgur.com/oF0XT.jpg suddenly has five]] when explaining the five food groups.
* Interestingly, both played straight and averted in ''Disney/WreckItRalph''. Of the three games original to the film, only the characters from cutesy racer ''Sugar Rush'' have four-fingered hands. Characters from ''Hero's Duty'' have five fingers befitting its realistic looking design and characters from ''Fix-It Felix Jr.'' have five fingers befitting its supposed origin as an '80s Japanese-made arcade game. [[spoiler: Oddly, the 1980 character Turbo, who otherwise has rather cartoony features like Felix and Ralph (rather than the {{Animesque}} look of the Sugar Rush characters), only has four fingers, even when out of disguise.]] It should also be noted that ''Sugar Rush'' is supposed to be a Japanese-developed game, and Japanese-made characters usually don't have four fingers for reasons listed above.



* While most of the cast of ''{{Disney/Frozen}}'' have five fingers, the trolls have four.

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* While most of the cast of ''{{Disney/Frozen}}'' ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' have five fingers, the trolls have four.
* All of the human characters in ''Disney/BigHero6'' have five fingers, but the robot Baymax only has
four.



* In ''Film/SausageParty'', likely as a nod to classic cartoons, all the non human characters wear WhiteGloves and have four fingers per hand.

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* In ''Film/SausageParty'', ''WesternAnimation/SausageParty'', likely as a nod to classic cartoons, all the non human characters wear WhiteGloves and have four fingers per hand.



* Justified in ''Film/{{Splice}}''. Dren has three fingers and a thumb on each hand, which is due to the fact that she a hybrid creature spliced from a unholy mixtures of animals' DNA that widely varies in the amount of fingers each species has.

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* Justified in ''Film/{{Splice}}''. Dren has three fingers and a thumb on each hand, which is due to the fact that she a hybrid creature spliced from a unholy mixtures mixture of animals' DNA that widely varies in the amount of fingers each species has.



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* ''WesternAnimation/SquirrelBoy averts it for the humans, but not the animals. (Even though they all have five fingers on each hand) However, the animals mostly have three toes on each foot. Rodney's cousin Eddie has four toes.


* Lampshaded in ''Webcomic/{{Housepets}}'', when King has a simple test to see if Marion the squirrel is really a {{Baleful Polymorph}}ed human. He asks the squirrel to hold up five fingers, and Marion automatically raises one hand, then realises that's only four.


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* ''Webcomic/{{Housepets}}'': While the [rarely seen] humans have five fingers, the animals have four fingers and three toes. This is Lampshaded when King has a simple test to see if Marion the squirrel is really a {{Baleful Polymorph}}ed human. He asks the squirrel to hold up five fingers, and Marion automatically raises one hand, then realises that's only four.


* Lampshaded in ''Webcomic/{{Housepets}}'', when King has a simple test to see if Marion the Squirrel is really a {{Baleful Polymorph}}ed human. He asks the squirrel to hold up five fingers, and Marion automatically raises one hand, then realises that's only four.

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* Lampshaded in ''Webcomic/{{Housepets}}'', when King has a simple test to see if Marion the Squirrel squirrel is really a {{Baleful Polymorph}}ed human. He asks the squirrel to hold up five fingers, and Marion automatically raises one hand, then realises that's only four.

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