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An index of tropes dealing with any part of the mouth.


Mouth Tropes:

  • Aardvark Trunks: An anteater, aardvark, or other ant-eating mammal has a flexible snout like the trunk of an elephant.
  • Attack the Mouth: Hurting or killing somebody by attacking the target's mouth.
  • Belly Mouth: A mouth on someone's belly.
  • Blood from the Mouth: Bleeding out of or around the mouth.
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  • Cave Mouth: When a cave's entrance looks like — or is — a literal mouth.
  • Cheeky Mouth: You're looking at somebody from the side but his mouth is on his cheek.
  • Cheshire Cat Grin: A wide, mischievous smile.
  • Clamshells as Mouths: Anthropomorphic bivalves depicted with their shells as mouths, usually with a tongue inside.
  • Cute Creature, Creepy Mouth: An otherwise cute entity has a disturbing mouth.
  • Drool Deluge: Excessive drooling big enough to fill a swimming pool.
  • *Drool* Hello: The first hint you get of a monster's presence is when its drool drips on you from above.
  • Eat the Camera: The lens zooms into someone's open mouth.
  • Expressive Uvula: A character's uvula has a face on it.
  • Filming for Easy Dub: It's easy to add dialogue when you don't see the speaker's lips.
  • Flower Mouth: A monster mouth that resembles a blooming flower.
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  • Ghostly Gape: Supernatural creatures with staring wide eyes, mouths wide open and eyes and mouths dark.
  • Glasgow Grin: Somebody's forced into being a Perpetual Smiler even when not happy.
  • Hand Gagging: Somebody puts their hand over someone else's mouth to silence him.
  • Handy Mouth: Using your mouth in place of your hands.
  • Jagged Mouth: A monster whose mouth is a zigzag line.
  • Jaw Drop: A surprised character's bottom jaw drops.
  • Lamprey Mouth: Circular, jawless mouths ringed with pointy teeth.
  • Lip Losses: A character suffers damage to their lips - sometimes to the point of losing them altogether.
  • Looking a Miffed Animal in the Mouth: When a character is involved-with or irritates a predatory or big-mouthed animal, they may not be aware of the real danger until they see inside the mouth of the animal.
  • Monstrous Mandibles: The use of mandibles in a jaw system.
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  • More Teeth than the Osmond Family: Monsters with a lot of teeth.
  • Motor Mouth: Someone speaks an awful lot and/or very fast.
  • Mouth Cam: A shot that looks like it was taken from inside a mouth.
  • Mouth Flaps: The way an animated character's mouth moves in correspondence to what they say.
  • Mouthscreen: The mouth is the only thing onscreen.
  • Mouth Stitched Shut: Someone violently forces another's mouth shut.
  • Mouthy Bird: A bird's beak is designed to look more like a mouth.
  • Nested Mouths: Someone has a creature in their mouth.
  • No Mouth: Somebody with no visible mouth.
  • Palate Propping: Jamming someone or something's mouth open with an object.
  • Pelican Package Pouch: Pelicans who carry animals and things in their beaks.
  • Phlegmings: Drool between someone's teeth is scary.
  • Tombstone Teeth: A character has unnervingly large, rectangular teeth.
  • Too Many Mouths: A creature with extra mouths.
  • Throat Light: Glowing mouths!
  • Uvula Escape Route: When a character grabs onto a uvula or uses it as a punching bag to avoid being swallowed.
  • Vacuum Mouth: Somebody can inhale large objects with their mouth.
  • Vagina Dentata: A mouth where no mouth should ever be located.
  • Volumetric Mouth: Someone shouts so loud their mouth takes up most of their face.
  • Wipe That Smile Off Your Face: Somebody's mouth is removed.

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