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** Raichuís tail is visually based on electrical cable, and Pokédex entries state it likes to use the tail as a grounding or to discharge excess electricity.


** Meltan is a blob of liquid metal with a hex nut for a head and an electric wire for a tail. Strangely enough it's not electric-type like the others here, instead being pure Steel.

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** Meltan is a blob of liquid metal with a hex nut for a head and an electric wire for a tail. Strangely enough it's not electric-type an Electric-type like the others here, instead being pure Steel.Steel. Its evolution Melmetal has the same type of tail, if less visible.


** Meltan is a blob of liquid metal with a hex nut for a head and an electric wire for a tail.

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** Meltan is a blob of liquid metal with a hex nut for a head and an electric wire for a tail. Strangely enough it's not electric-type like the others here, instead being pure Steel.

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** Meltan is a blob of liquid metal with a hex nut for a head and an electric wire for a tail.

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* In ''VisualNovel/VillainousNights'', Andi's Syndicate outfit includes a cat tail that functions as a data transfer cord. She plugs it into computers to steal data.

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** Electivire has [[MultipleTailedBeast two tails]] that resemble electric wires.

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* ''WesternAnimation/OKKOLetsBeHeroes'': Mikayla has a electric cord tail that she can she [[BewareMyStingerTail as a weapon]].


* ''WesternAnimation/TheBraveLittleToaster'' has one, as do his companions Blanky, Radio, Lampy and Kirby. Justified in that all five are household electric devices that are {{Animate Inanimate Object}}s seeking to reunite with their owner. They power themselves with an automotive battery, though how 120-volt appliances can run on 12 volts is unexplained. Lampy uses his power cord tail during a lightning storm in a HeroicSacrifice to recharge this battery.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheBraveLittleToaster'' has one, as do his companions Blanky, Radio, Lampy and Kirby. Justified in that all five In ''WesternAnimation/TheBraveLittleToaster'', the main characters are household electric devices that are {{Animate Inanimate Object}}s seeking to reunite with their owner.owner. The toaster has a power cord tail, as do his companions Blanky, Radio, Lampy and Kirby. They power themselves with an automotive battery, though how 120-volt appliances can run on 12 volts is unexplained. Lampy uses his power cord tail during a lightning storm in a HeroicSacrifice to recharge this battery.

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One way of representing a mechanical or electric being is it having a power cord for a tail or a tail that can function like a power cord. Like a regular power cord, this tail can be plugged into an outlet, or any sort of suitable electrical source, to draw energy. Usually does not have the issue of CutTheJuice (at least depending on the amount of energy the being has and can hold), although AchillesPowerCord may come into play.
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* ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid'': Kanna Kamui can use her tail to plug into an outlet to get energy. She also can [[ShockAndAwe generate electricity]].

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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''
** Dedenne can use its tail to absorb electricity from power plants and electrical outlets.
** Xurkitree is a collection of walking power cords, including its tail. It is known to plug itself to the ground to absorb energy.
** Plug-Oink from the unofficial ''VideoGame/PokemonQuartz''. They can also plug their tails into their noses (which are shaped like outlets).
* ''Videogame/BlazBlue'': In a variant, Minerva, Celica's RobotBuddy, has a power cord as her "ponytail". It gets "plugged" to the ground whenever she's doing her stronger attacks.
* VideoGame/ChibiRobo has an electrical plug tail he has to carry and plug into outlets to keep himself charged.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheBraveLittleToaster'' has one, as do his companions Blanky, Radio, Lampy and Kirby. Justified in that all five are household electric devices that are {{Animate Inanimate Object}}s seeking to reunite with their owner. They power themselves with an automotive battery, though how 120-volt appliances can run on 12 volts is unexplained. Lampy uses his power cord tail during a lightning storm in a HeroicSacrifice to recharge this battery.
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