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  • The Filmation animated TV series of the 1970s and 1980s were loaded with female characters often depicted wearing mini-skirts and swimsuit-like outfits designed to show off their legs. Shows featuring characters with this particular "superpower" (just a few of many): Flash Gordon, She-Ra: Princess of Power, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983) (not to mention both the live-action and animated versions of Isis featured in various Filmation shows).
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  • Hanna-Barbera is fond of this trope: Velma Dinkley, Daphne Blake, Suzie Chan, Merilee and all the main girls on Josie and the Pussycats are just a few examples.
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks
    • Jeanette has a cute pair of stems, which is helped by a pleated miniskirt being part of her signature wardrobe. The Chipmunk Adventure and Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman further emphasize this; in the former, we're treated to a number of Panty Shots as well as being treated to a sexy harem outfit, while in the latter Jeanette is at one point seen in an incredibly short dress and boots.
    • Brittany too, as almost all of her wardrobe consists of short skirts or shorts. During the 80s series in particular, legwarmers were her trademark.
  • On an episode of American Dragon: Jake Long, Jake's friend Trixie becomes a cheerleader. When her friends see her in a revealing miniskirt for the first time this is their reaction. One of them goes on to talk about her legs for a while afterward, questioning why she never showed off her legs before.
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  • Hello Nurse from Animaniacs, as noted during her eponymous musical number:
    "...she's got legs, like Astaire..."
  • Black Widow from Avengers, Assemble! wears a very form-fitting Spy Cat Suit that highlights her long muscular yet shapely legs.
  • Parodied in a Family Guy Cutaway Gag with Peter's great-aunt Legs Go All The Way Up Griffin. She's just a head on a pair of legs.
  • Randy Cunningham is a rare guy example of this trope.
  • In Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Ahsoka Tano, Padmé Amidala, Aayla Secura, and Asajj Ventress (along with the rest of the Nightsisters) have very nice legs.
  • Marge in The Simpsons, when she and Homer get "frisky". This is explicitly mentioned by Lenny in one episode.
    "She's got legs from here to yah-yah!"
  • DC Animated Universe:
    • Mercy Graves, Lex Luthor's bodyguard/chauffeur. She wears a ridiculously short dress (or a tight shirt with tight pants) that shows off her long shapely legs.
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    • Lois Lane. Seems like whenever Lois is on screen, it's a full-length point of view.
    • The legs seem to be the go-to sexually arousing body part in the DCAU, where you can't mention the boobs or the booty in that sense. Like how B'wana Beast first met Zatanna (the quote is in the link) in Justice League Unlimited, for example.
    • Black Canary has long toned yet shapely legs and they are highlighted by the trademark fishnet stockings of her outfit.
    • Zatanna has her long shapely legs highlighted by the fishnet stockings of her skimpy costume.
    • Wonder Woman tends to wear a strapless body suit or other outfits (such as beautiful dresses, skin tight pants, Themysciran armor, or dress skirts) that highlight her long toned yet shapely legs.
    • Big Barda is described by Oberon as "all legs and no heart".
  • Mary Jane Watson and Felicia Hardy/Black Cat in Spider-Man: The Animated Series.
  • In Total Drama several female cast members have long legs, making up for more than half of their height. In particular, Heather and Katie show theirs off with short shorts, while Izzy shows hers off with her skirt/wrap. And then there's Jasmine, who seems about 90% legs, and stands One Head Taller than the entire cast.
  • Femmes in Transformers have legs, and they actually vary enough in build that some are more worthy of this trope than others.
    • Arcee in G1 has pretty fine legs.
    • Unsurprisingly, Blackarachnia in both incarnations has much more emphasis places on her legs than her bust.
    • Worryingly, in Transformers: Prime, yes, we know Starscream's a guy. But there's little doubt that he's got the best legs in the franchise yet, making up almost two thirds of his height and the most distinctive feature of his art.
      • In one episode the humans are standing on one side of a rising shutter and they see a pair of elegant robot legs sporting heel-like extensions. They initially believe it to be the only female Autobot, Arcee, coming to their aid. Nope, it's Soundwave.
    • Animated Bumblebee practically has gymnast's legs. Shown in his transformation sequence.
  • In Winx Club almost the entire female cast is drawn with supermodel long legs.
  • Played for laughs in the Woody Woodpecker cartoon A Fine Feathered Frenzy. Gorgeous Gal, an overweight and elderly crow wanted to marry Woody Woodpecker the second she laid eyes on him. The wealthy widow loved young woodpeckers so whenever the opportunity presented itself she grabbed him and lavished him with kisses or tried to seduce him. At one point she gets glamed up really nice with a red dress, pearls and a slightly better wig. When Woody spots her he smiles so he may have taken an interest in this new look. Sitting in a chair she offers the Woodpecker with her sexy voice, "Cheescake?" She hikes up her skirt and reveals her crossed legs. She is wearing black panty house with black heels to match, but her legs are as skinny as toothpicks! With crossed eyes and a toothy grin the confused and horrified Woodpecker hops away.
    • Also used for comedy in the Woody Woodpecker short "Witch Crafty." An elderly red haired witch hikes up her skirt to reveal her left leg that is quite shapely, to the effect that it causes a member of the audience to whistle. Later on she reveals her right leg which is really lumpy and disgusting.
  • Raven from Teen Titans has some curvy legs.
    • Teen Titans Go! played this on the episode "Legs" where Raven without her cloak uses her legs more to fight crime, even showing them off. Beast Boy seems to like her legs, as she became Lady Legasus.
  • April O'Neil from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) best seen when in her nightgown or the few occasions when she'd wear skirts or shorts, in one episode in which she is held hostage by an Egyptian themed villain who makes her wear a slave girl outfit that shows off her legs, when Raphael rescues her his first reaction is to let out a WolfWhistle.
  • Betty Boop was the earliest animated example of this trope as her signature flapper dress always showed off her curvaceous legs. Her legs were also often focused on whenever there was a joke centered around the garter belt she wore on her left thigh.
  • While Sequel Series The Legend of Korra was (ironically) tamer than its predecessor, the pool scene in "The Aftermath" provides a shot of Asami Sato's bare, supermodel-quality legs in a bikini. The art book even goes into further detail about them.
  • G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero had several examples: The Baroness, Scarlett and Zarana all had quite shapely legs (and butts) emphasized by their outfits.


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