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* In ''WebAnimation/HazbinHotel'', Sir Pentious's top hat serves as an ExpressiveAccessory, with an emotive mouth and eyes that consistently change to match Pentious's expression, prompting Angel to ask if the hat is alive. Pentious, after stopping himself from reflexively explaining, replies that that's none of Angel's goddamned business, leaving the hat's status ambiguous for the time being.
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* The Archchancellor's Hat in ''Discworld/{{Sourcery}}'' is the malevolent token of authority of the Archchancellor of the Unseen Academy for Wizards. It progressively gained sentience after being worn by over two hundred powerful wizards over hundreds of years, and seeks power at all costs, manipulating new wearers to its own ends.

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* The Archchancellor's Hat in ''Discworld/{{Sourcery}}'' ''Literature/{{Sourcery}}'' is the malevolent token of authority of the Archchancellor of the Unseen Academy for Wizards. It progressively gained sentience after being worn by over two hundred powerful wizards over hundreds of years, and seeks power at all costs, manipulating new wearers to its own ends.


* In ''Fanfic/DiamondAndSilversExcellentAdventure'', Baron Zeppeli's top hat has legs and claws, and [[TheHatMakesTheMan is actually responsible for brainwashing him into being evil]]. (It's also a ShoutOut to Doris from ''Disney/MeetTheRobinsons''; the characters in this fic [[LampshadeHanging lampshade]] the similarities.)

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* In ''Fanfic/DiamondAndSilversExcellentAdventure'', Baron Zeppeli's top hat has legs and claws, and [[TheHatMakesTheMan is actually responsible for brainwashing him into being evil]]. (It's also a ShoutOut to Doris from ''Disney/MeetTheRobinsons''; ''WesternAnimation/MeetTheRobinsons''; the characters in this fic [[LampshadeHanging lampshade]] the similarities.)



* In Disney's ''Disney/MakeMineMusic'', the segment ''Johnny Fedora and Alice Blue Bonnet'' is a love story about two hats who are separated when Alice is purchased.

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* In Disney's ''Disney/MakeMineMusic'', ''WesternAnimation/MakeMineMusic'', the segment ''Johnny Fedora and Alice Blue Bonnet'' is a love story about two hats who are separated when Alice is purchased.



* In ''Disney/MeetTheRobinsons'', the Bowler Hat Guy's bowler hat, Doris, is sapient and mobile, actually serving as the HypercompetentSidekick to her wearer [[spoiler: while she waits for a chance to take over the world.]]

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* In ''Disney/MeetTheRobinsons'', ''WesternAnimation/MeetTheRobinsons'', the Bowler Hat Guy's bowler hat, Doris, is sapient and mobile, actually serving as the HypercompetentSidekick to her wearer [[spoiler: while she waits for a chance to take over the world.]]


** Before that, ''VideoGame/MarioParty8'' had Ballyhoo's top hat, Big Top.



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‘’VideoGames/MarioBros’’ has 2 examples in the franchise. Mario’s cap, Cappy, is alive in Super Mario Odyssey and Big Top from Mario Party 8 is also alive.


* Per Episode 10, ''WebVideo/WorldsGreatestAdventures'', turns out Rufus's FedoraOfAsskicking is one. Called Gordon.

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The Living Hat is a piece of headwear with a mind of its own. Unlike many AnimateInanimateObject[=s=], the Living Hat is most likely unable to move about on its own and has to rely on his wearer... but that doesn't mean it can't spell trouble. After all, as a magical object that goes on a person's head, the Living Hat is very likely to be some sort of [[MindReading Mind Reader]].

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The Living Hat is a piece of headwear with a mind of its own. Unlike many AnimateInanimateObject[=s=], {{Animate Inanimate Object}}s, the Living Hat is most likely unable to move about on its own and has to rely on his wearer... but that doesn't mean it can't spell trouble. After all, as a magical object that goes on a person's head, the Living Hat is very likely to be some sort of [[MindReading Mind Reader]].



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* ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' had a species of PuppeteerParasite aliens who looked like hats.

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The Living Hat is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: a piece of headwear with a mind of its own. Unlike many AnimateInanimateObject[=s=], the Living Hat is most likely unable to move about on its own and has to rely on his wearer... but that doesn't mean it can't spell trouble. After all, as a magical object that goes on a person's head, the Living Hat is very likely to be some sort of [[MindReading Mind Reader]].

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The Living Hat is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: a piece of headwear with a mind of its own. Unlike many AnimateInanimateObject[=s=], the Living Hat is most likely unable to move about on its own and has to rely on his wearer... but that doesn't mean it can't spell trouble. After all, as a magical object that goes on a person's head, the Living Hat is very likely to be some sort of [[MindReading Mind Reader]].



* The {{Touhou}} fandom gives this treatment to Suwako Moriya's hat (named Pyonta), to [[MemeticMutation meme-like levels]]. In some works it's an extension of her body, in others it's a pet, and in others it's an outright malevolent lifeform controlling Suwako via tentacles in her brain.

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* The {{Touhou}} ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' fandom gives this treatment to Suwako Moriya's hat (named Pyonta), to [[MemeticMutation meme-like levels]]. In some works it's an extension of her body, in others it's a pet, and in others it's an outright malevolent lifeform controlling Suwako via tentacles in her brain.



* The Archchancellor's Hat in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' is the malevolent token of authority of the Archchancellor of the Unseen Academy for Wizards. It progressively gained sentience after being worn by over two hundred powerful wizards over hundreds of years, and seeks power at all costs, manipulating new wearers to its own ends.
* The Sorting Hat from ''Literature/HarryPotter'' provides the page image. Every year, at the Sorting Ceremony, all the students try on the Hat, who reads their mind to see what House would suit them best based on their personality. The Sorting Hat is one of Hogwarts's most prized possessions, and, fortunately, a "good" character.

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* The Archchancellor's Hat in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' ''Discworld/{{Sourcery}}'' is the malevolent token of authority of the Archchancellor of the Unseen Academy for Wizards. It progressively gained sentience after being worn by over two hundred powerful wizards over hundreds of years, and seeks power at all costs, manipulating new wearers to its own ends.
* The Sorting Hat from ''Literature/HarryPotter'' provides the page image.''Literature/HarryPotter''. Every year, at the Sorting Ceremony, all the students try on the Hat, who reads their mind to see what House would suit them best based on their personality. The Sorting Hat is one of Hogwarts's most prized possessions, and, fortunately, a "good" character.



* The Extraordinary and Judgemental Hats from ''VideoGame/FallenLondon'' can speak. The Blemmigan Hat is a walking mushroom creature that rides on your head and tries not to wriggle when anyone is looking. Polythreme is a GeniusLoci where everything is animate; if you go there, all of your clothes will try to rebel against you.

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The Living Hat is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: a piece of headwear with a mind of its own. Unlike many AnimateInanimateObject[=s=], the Living Hat is most likely unable to move about on its own and has to rely on his wearer... but that doesn't mean it can't spell trouble. After all, as a magical object that goes on a person's head, the Living Hat is very likely to be some sort of [[MindReading Mind Reader]].



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[[caption-width-right:350: ]] The Living Hat is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: a piece of headwear with a mind of its own. Unlike many AnimateInanimateObject[=s=], the Living Hat is most likely unable to move about on its own and has to rely on his wearer... but that doesn't mean it can't spell trouble. After all, as a magical object that goes on a person's head, the Living Hat is very likely to be some sort of [[MindReading Mind Reader]].

Naturally, a subtrope of LivingClothes, itself one of AnimateInanimateObject. Likely to be a NiceHat, because if you're making a hat a character, you want it to be distinctive. Also see HeadPet, for pets who just happen to prefer to nestle where a hat would go, but don't particularly resemble hats. Unrelated to PlanetOfHats.

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* In ''Fanfic/TheParselmouthOfGryffindor'', based on the Sorting Hat's existence, Hermione Granger [[EntertaininglyWrong mistakenly believes]] that Professor Quirrell's Turban is both alive and evil. Even after they realize the turban just serves as a way to conceal what is ''really'' possessing Professor Quirrell, they keep calling Voldemort "the Turban", to everyone's confusion.
* The {{Touhou}} fandom gives this treatment to Suwako Moriya's hat (named Pyonta), to [[MemeticMutation meme-like levels]]. In some works it's an extension of her body, in others it's a pet, and in others it's an outright malevolent lifeform controlling Suwako via tentacles in her brain.
* In ''Fanfic/DiamondAndSilversExcellentAdventure'', Baron Zeppeli's top hat has legs and claws, and [[TheHatMakesTheMan is actually responsible for brainwashing him into being evil]]. (It's also a ShoutOut to Doris from ''Disney/MeetTheRobinsons''; the characters in this fic [[LampshadeHanging lampshade]] the similarities.)
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* In Disney's ''Disney/MakeMineMusic'', the segment ''Johnny Fedora and Alice Blue Bonnet'' is a love story about two hats who are separated when Alice is purchased.
* In ''The Legend of WesternAnimation/FrostyTheSnowman'', Frosty's magic hat is depicted as this.
* In ''Disney/MeetTheRobinsons'', the Bowler Hat Guy's bowler hat, Doris, is sapient and mobile, actually serving as the HypercompetentSidekick to her wearer [[spoiler: while she waits for a chance to take over the world.]]
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* The Archchancellor's Hat in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' is the malevolent token of authority of the Archchancellor of the Unseen Academy for Wizards. It progressively gained sentience after being worn by over two hundred powerful wizards over hundreds of years, and seeks power at all costs, manipulating new wearers to its own ends.
* The Sorting Hat from ''Literature/HarryPotter'' provides the page image. Every year, at the Sorting Ceremony, all the students try on the Hat, who reads their mind to see what House would suit them best based on their personality. The Sorting Hat is one of Hogwarts's most prized possessions, and, fortunately, a "good" character.
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* In ''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasy'', the Crown of Sorcery was an ancient artifact made by Nagash, the first necromancer. It's vaguely sentient and tries to dominate its wearer so it can be reunited with its creator. Its most famus appearance was when it halfway succeeded in possessing the orc warlord Azhag the Slaughterer, whispering plans and tactics into Azhag's mind that brought him great success, but orcs are highly resistant to psychic powers and thus spent of lot of time appearing to argue with himself.
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* The ghost-like Bonneters from ''VideoGame/SuperMarioOdyssey'' have hat-like shapes, and can take on the form of various hats. The most notable Bonneter, Cappy, spends the whole game serving as Mario's hat.
* The Extraordinary and Judgemental Hats from ''VideoGame/FallenLondon'' can speak. The Blemmigan Hat is a walking mushroom creature that rides on your head and tries not to wriggle when anyone is looking. Polythreme is a GeniusLoci where everything is animate; if you go there, all of your clothes will try to rebel against you.
* In ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' series, there's [[HotWitch I-no]], a servant of [[BigBad That Man]] that fights with an electric guitar, and she also wears a pointed witch's hat that can fire projectiles, which also looks like a skull.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}}'', Cerebella's Vice Versa is a living hat with arms that assists her in attacks.
* In ''VideoGame/YokaiWatch'', Wazzat is a Yo-kai who is a living hat. He was once an ordinary hat, but after being neglected the negative energy of his abandonment ended up giving him a mind of his own. He tries to perch on other people's heads which had the side effect of erasing memories.
* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheMinishCap'', Ezlo (the titular hat) is one of these. He also serves as Link's hat over the course of the game, able to shrink him down to the size of a Picori whenever needed, and as the game's ExpositionFairy. [[spoiler:Midway through the game, he reveals that he's actually a Picori mage, but was [[BalefulPolymorph transformed into the hat]] by his apprentice Vaati.]]
* ''VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamland''[='s=] Master Crown is at least implied to be sentient, with it visibly wobbling on [[spoiler:Magolor]]'s head. It also grows when its user decides to take on its power, and later [[spoiler:Magolor Soul is mentioned to be "a sad shell, nothing more than a manifestation of the Master Crown itself]].
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* In ''Webcomic/CharbyTheVampirate'', Kavonn's hat is a sentient entity that is the source of his power and can communicate with him. She prevented him from growing any taller than he was when he first acquired her and provides him his outfits while trying in vain to also control his haircut.
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* Wander's hat in ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' is implied to be sentient. Mostly it acts as a BagOfHolding that gives the owner what they need for a particular situation. This is highlighted in the episode "The Hat", where Wander goes missing and Sylvia has to use the hat to find him, but everything the hat gives her results in her almost being eaten by a giant worm [[spoiler:which is what the hat wants, since Wander had been swallowed by the worm.]] When Sylvia argues with the hat, it appears to smile or frown as a response.
* In the WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse short "Mickey's Grand Opera", Pluto finds a magician's hat that moves on its own.
* ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'': The episode "Talent to the Max" features a talking magician's hat that makes Max a talented (and [[AcquiredSituationalNarcissism narcissistic]]) magician.
* ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' had a species of PuppeteerParasite aliens who looked like hats.
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