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Southpaw Advantage: Left-handedness being an advantage


Situational Southpaw: Character is forced to use one hand over the other.


Right Arm Quirk: Character is forced (as in Situational Southpaw definition) to use one hand because their other hand isn't a hand; they're a Blade Below the Shoulder, Arm Cannon, Hook Hand, Combat Tentacle, etc.


Artistic Southpaw: Left-handedness being a sign of being artistic/creative.


Special Ambidextrous: Character being ambidextrous makes them special/stand out.


Ambidextrous Convenience: The creator does not care about Character X's handedness and, as such, they appear to be ambidextrous.


Southpaw Design Decision: (Trivia definition), why a character has a certain handedness (like if they're left-handed because they're the Author Avatar of a left-handed creator). This trope would go under the Real Life Writes the Plot index.


Left Handed Foil: Character is left-handed because they're the foil to a right-handed character and vice versa.


Lefty Disadvantage: Left-handedness being a problem (may cause Situational Southpaw definition).


Special Southpaw: Character being left-handed makes them special/stand out.


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