In some 16-bit and beyond video games if you let the main character you are controlling stand still for a few moments, sometimes you'll see him or her react to being motionless. Some will be impatient at the hold up, while others will take the time to take a break. These little animations are a little easter egg for the player to enjoy.

Video Game Idle Animation List

Contributors: Servo5678, Glowing Fish, drenehtsral, gnarl, Milen, kinglink, Andromache01, Chris-O, sam512, and JediPhil683
If you know of a unique or famous animation I've left off, feel free to /msg me about it. However, this can't be a list of every animation ever as that list would be huge.

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