- Dolly from Toy Story 3 has thumbless hands like The Powerpuff Girls, but she has two lines of stitching on each hand that indicate fingers. Justified in that she is a ragdoll.
- The Powerpuff Girls is the Trope Namer and possibly the Trope Codifier.
- Lampshaded in an episode in which the Powerpuff Girls end up switching bodies with Professor Utonium, Miss Bellum and the Mayor, leading to Buttercup having trouble using Prof. Utonium's hands. She just kind of waves it around behind the phone, without moving the fingers at all, apparently expecting it to automatically stick to her hand as usual.
Buttercup: Professor! Your hand doesn't work!
- • And yet again when the Girls are forced to travel by foot and Buttercup complains that their feet clearly weren't meant for walking.
"I'm using muscles I didn't even know I had!"
- •Sponge Bob Square Pants: Patrick Star and picks up and manipulates objects despite being a starfish with no appendages.
- Bloo from Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends has fingerless pointed things for arms, but can do anything a person can do with their hand
- As does Plankton.
- And Squidward, but he has tentacles with suction cups anyway.
- All these characters usually gain mitten-like digits when needed.
- Winnie-the-Pooh, Piglet, and Tigger have thumbless, fingerless hands like that of The Powerpuff Girls. Pooh and Tigger also have thumbs that appear only when grasping something or gesturing. Justified in that they're stuffed animals.