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24th Jul '17 12:21:39 PM EponymousKid
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* Suicide King, a villain from ''X-Men 2099'', is a dwarf who loves huge {{Hand Cannon}}s. X-Man Metalhead asks if he's compensating for his "size", but the King takes it in stride -- apparently he's heard that one before.

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* Suicide King, a villain from ''X-Men 2099'', 2099''
** Suicide King
is a dwarf who loves huge {{Hand Cannon}}s. X-Man Metalhead asks if he's compensating for his "size", but the King takes it in stride -- apparently he's heard that one before.before.
** Broken Haiku's bodyguard Ulysses is very similar in stature and armament. Xi'an calls him a "tired cliché": little man with a big gun,
22nd Jun '17 4:00:26 AM jormis29
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* In ''Shibumi'', we have this passage:

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* In ''Shibumi'', ''Literature/{{Shibumi}}'', we have this passage:
8th Jun '17 12:18:39 PM Linda58
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* In ''Film/IronSky'', the female commander of the U.S. fleet utters "That guy has to have the smallest dick in the world" when she sees his gigantic moon fortress.

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* In ''Film/IronSky'', the female commander of the U.S. fleet utters "That guy has to The absurdly large Götterdämmerung moon fortress, as pointed out by Vivian.
--> '''Vivian:''' [Klaus] must sure
have the smallest dick in the world" when she sees his gigantic moon fortress.universe.
15th May '17 6:02:51 PM BattleMaster
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* In one ''Literature/AnitaBlakeVampireHunter'' novel, Anita looks at the HandCannon a male associate is carrying and accuses him of overcompensating. He claims that it's needed for counterweight.
8th May '17 2:03:26 PM thatother1dude
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* In ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', [[ActionGirl Rose of Sharon]] [[ClusterFBomb Cassidy]] thinks that [[BigBad Caesar's]] choice of a Bull for his insignia means he's compensating for something. She also thinks the Two Rangers Shaking Hands statue at Mojave Outpost is this as well.

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* In ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', [[ActionGirl [[HardDrinkingPartyGirl Rose of Sharon]] [[ClusterFBomb [[SirSwearsALot Cassidy]] thinks that [[BigBad Caesar's]] choice of a Bull for his insignia means he's compensating for something. She also thinks the Two Rangers Shaking Hands statue at Mojave Outpost is this as well.
15th Apr '17 11:49:33 AM Koveras
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** In the ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition Trespasser'' [=DLC=], this is Blackwall's suggestion when Sera wonders why dwarves make their tunnels so tall. Sera asks what that says about Blackwall's big sword.

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** In the ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition Trespasser'' [=DLC=], ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' DLC ''Trespasser'', this is Blackwall's suggestion when Sera wonders why dwarves make their tunnels so tall. Sera asks what that says about Blackwall's big sword.



* In [[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/comic/im-sure-people-are-going-to-complain-at-me-about-this this]] ''Webcomic/ManlyGuysDoingManlyThings'' strip, [[VideoGame/DragonAge Sten]] dismisses [[VideoGame/DevilMayCry Dante]]'s {{BFS}} as "scrap metal on a stick", before asking him if it is supposed to fulfill this trope.

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* In [[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/comic/im-sure-people-are-going-to-complain-at-me-about-this this]] ''Webcomic/ManlyGuysDoingManlyThings'' strip, [[VideoGame/DragonAge [[VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins Sten]] dismisses [[VideoGame/DevilMayCry Dante]]'s {{BFS}} as "scrap metal on a stick", before asking him if it is supposed to fulfill this trope.
13th Apr '17 9:22:57 AM ValdarSai
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* Examining the Emir's throne in Al Kharid in ''VideoGame/RuneScape'' generates the message "Someone's compensating for something!"
11th Apr '17 9:53:49 AM CurledUpWithDakka
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** [[FridgeLogic So, wouldn't it mean that it's]] [[spoiler:''Jason'']], who's compensating, not Freddy?]]

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** [[FridgeLogic So, wouldn't it mean that it's]] [[spoiler:''Jason'']], who's compensating, not Freddy?]][[spoiler:Freddy?]]
28th Feb '17 12:08:39 PM Kafkesque
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** In ''Literature/WhiteNight'', Harry questions Elaine's use of a [[ChainPain chain]] as her magical focus; Elaine responds by joking that wizards who use traditional staffs are just obsessed with phallic imagery.
27th Feb '17 8:04:13 PM TeraChimera
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* A chase scene in ''Film/NeedForSpeed'' begins with Julia (who's driving) and Tobey getting boxed in on a narrow road; a car carrying a shotgunner is pressing them forward, while two big off-road vehicles come at them head-on, blocking the road. Tobey advises Julia to drift onto the shoulder, but [[GameOfChicken Julia aims at the more blinged-out off-roader]], pointing out various mods the driver uses to make up for his "inferiority complex". She's proven right when the off-roader swerves at the last second to avoid getting hit and runs into a cliff.
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