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The power to have a tail that can be used as an extra limb. Variation of Natural Weaponry, Prehensility and Tail Manifestation

Also Called

  • Manipulating Tail

Capabilities

User has or can grow a prehensile tail adapted to be able to grasp or hold objects. Fully prehensile tails can be used to hold and manipulate objects, and in particular to aid arboreal creatures in finding and eating food in the trees.

Applications

  • Aids balance
  • Can use tail in combat.
  • Hold objects, including extra weapons
  • May be able to retract tail into body.
  • May have multiple tails.
  • Use it to swing or otherwise assist in climbing

Associations

Limitations

  • In some cases, the user may only be able to touch objects but not grab them.
  • Tail may be weaker than other limbs.

Known Users

Folklore/Mythology

  • Dragons (Mythology)
  • Ahuizotl (Aztec Mythology)

Literature

  • Sun Wukong (Journey to the West)

Comics

  • Nightcrawler (Marvel Comics)
  • Azazel (Marvel Comics)
  • Mac Gargan/Scorpion (Marvel Comics)
  • Curtis Connors/Lizard (Marvel Comics)
  • Squirrel Girl (Marvel Comics)
  • Nocturne (Marvel Comics)
  • Melati Kusuma/Komodo (Marvel Comics)
  • Tail Terrier (DC Comics/Krypto The Superdog)
  • Vermin the Cybernik (Sonic the Comic)
  • Nessies (Happy Ness: The Secret of the Loch)
  • Tangle the Lemur (Sonic the Hedgehog/IDW)

Cartoons

  • Gargoyle species (Gargoyles)
    • Goliath
  • Scooby-Doo (Scooby-Doo)
  • Doctor Viper (Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron)
  • Jake Long (American Dragon: Jake Long)
  • Dragon (Shrek)
  • Me-Mow (Adventure Time)
  • Sylvia (Wander Over Yonder)
  • Kinecelerans (Ben 10 Series)
    • XLR8
    • Kevin 11
  • Discord (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
  • Pinkie Pie (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
  • Fluttershy (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
  • Capper (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
  • Poki (Lilo & Stitch)
  • Doc (The Land Before Time)
  • Luci (Disenchantment)

Manga/Anime

  • Saiyans (Dragon Ball)
  • Korin (Dragon Ball)
  • Pirate Robot (Dragon Ball)
  • Frieza (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Cooler (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Adiane (Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann)
  • Rin Okumura (Ao No Exorcist)
  • Lessar (To Aru Majutsu No Index)
  • Bambina (Toriko)
  • Acacia (Toriko)
  • Berg-Katze (Gatchaman Crowds)
  • Shiro (Houseki no Kuni)

Movies

  • Splinter (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2014 film)

Live Television

  • Cadence Nash (The Troop)
  • Gino Nash (The Troop)
  • Blood Thrashers (The Troop)

Video Games

  • Lily (SiSREN and V/H/S)
  • Diddy Kong (Donkey Kong)
  • Miles "Tails" Prower (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Osmund Saddler (Resident Evil 4)
  • Dulcy the Dragon (Sonic SatAM)
  • Zidane (Final Fantasy IX)
  • Bowser (Super Mario Bros)
  • Centroids (Quake: Scourge of Armagon)
  • Alpha Skullcrawler (Kong: Skull Island)
  • Monkeys (Crypt of the NecroDancer)

Other

  • Master Shake (Super/Lette)
  • Vanarans (Pathfinder)

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