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27th Oct '17 8:36:19 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* The Brobdingnagian Dwarf in ''Literature/GulliversTravels'' is more of an asshole then depraved as he's not keen on Gulliver taking the role of "court freak" on account of his even smaller size.
22nd Oct '17 2:10:15 PM Chabal2
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* ''ComicBook/ThePunisher'' had an arc where a huge gang of people with dwarfism (led by the brother of a mob boss) starts taking out mobsters by kidnapping them and cutting off their legs below the knee. They actually thought Wolverine and Frank would be on their side (Logan being TheNapoleon but still taller than them, and Frank being known as a mobster killer).
9th Oct '17 11:35:37 PM bfunc
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Dwarfs (not [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame that kind]], the real kind) [[note]]Dwar'''''ve'''''s are fantasy creatures, dwar'''''f'''''s are short humans, and the polite term for the latter nowadays is "little people."[[/note]] in fiction are fairly uncommon. When they do show up, they tend to be either comic relief or playing a fantasy creature. But then, there's these guys.

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Dwarfs (not [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame that kind]], the real kind) [[note]]Dwar'''''ve'''''s are fantasy creatures, dwar'''''f'''''s are short humans, and the polite term for the latter nowadays is "little people."[[/note]] " This is, however, a relatively recent distinction that started with Tolkein. As in nearly everything else, most later fantasy authors have either followed his lead or not done so in a very ''pointed'' way to make a statement of some kind.[[/note]] in fiction are fairly uncommon. When they do show up, they tend to be either comic relief or playing a fantasy creature. But then, there's these guys.
28th Sep '17 7:35:09 PM PaulA
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* The Colorman from Creator/ChristopherMoore's ''Sacre Bleu''. Contrasted with [[BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy Toulouse Lautrec]] who has a more or less heroic role.

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* The Colorman from Creator/ChristopherMoore's ''Sacre Bleu''.''Literature/SacreBleu''. Contrasted with [[BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy Toulouse Lautrec]] who has a more or less heroic role.
2nd Aug '17 9:11:41 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* The RepulsiveRingmaster in ''Literature/SomethingWickedThisWayComes'' employs a Dwarf and a Midget [[note]]Yes, there's a difference. In the past, "dwarf" signified disproportionate dwarfism (either the torso or the limbs are unusually short, but not both -- more commonly the limbs) and "midget" signified proportionate dwarfism (in which the torso and the limbs are both unusually short). Nowadays, the word "midget" is considered highly rude, and "dwarf" is used for both types of dwarfism -- though "little people" is preferable to either of those.[[/note]] as part of his sideshow of the damned.

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* The RepulsiveRingmaster in ''Literature/SomethingWickedThisWayComes'' employs a Dwarf and a Midget [[note]]Yes, there's a difference. In the past, "dwarf" signified disproportionate dwarfism (either the torso or the limbs are unusually short, but not both -- more commonly the limbs) and "midget" signified proportionate dwarfism (in which the torso and the limbs are both unusually short). Nowadays, the word "midget" is considered highly rude, and "dwarf" is used for both types of dwarfism -- though "little people" person" is preferable to either of those.[[/note]] as part of his sideshow of the damned.
2nd Aug '17 9:11:00 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* The RepulsiveRingmaster in ''Literature/SomethingWickedThisWayComes'' employs a Dwarf and a Midget [[note]]Yes, there's a difference. In the past, "dwarf" signified disproportionate dwarfism (either the torso or the limbs are unusually short, but not both) and "midget" signified proportionate dwarfism (in which the torso and the limbs are both unusually short). Nowadays, the word "midget" is considered highly rude, and "dwarf" is used for both types of dwarfism -- though "little people" is preferable to either of those.[[/note]] as part of his sideshow of the damned.

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* The RepulsiveRingmaster in ''Literature/SomethingWickedThisWayComes'' employs a Dwarf and a Midget [[note]]Yes, there's a difference. In the past, "dwarf" signified disproportionate dwarfism (either the torso or the limbs are unusually short, but not both) both -- more commonly the limbs) and "midget" signified proportionate dwarfism (in which the torso and the limbs are both unusually short). Nowadays, the word "midget" is considered highly rude, and "dwarf" is used for both types of dwarfism -- though "little people" is preferable to either of those.[[/note]] as part of his sideshow of the damned.
2nd Aug '17 9:06:39 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* The RepulsiveRingmaster in ''Literature/SomethingWickedThisWayComes'' employs a Dwarf and a Midget [[note]]Yes, there's a difference. In the past, "dwarf" signified disproportionate dwarfism (either the torso or the limbs are unusually short, but not both) and "midget" signified proportionate dwarfism (in which the torso and the limbs are both unusually short). Nowadays, the word "midget" is considered highly rude, and "dwarf" is used for both types of dwarfism -- though "little people" is more preferable than either of those.[[/note]] as part of his sideshow of the damned.

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* The RepulsiveRingmaster in ''Literature/SomethingWickedThisWayComes'' employs a Dwarf and a Midget [[note]]Yes, there's a difference. In the past, "dwarf" signified disproportionate dwarfism (either the torso or the limbs are unusually short, but not both) and "midget" signified proportionate dwarfism (in which the torso and the limbs are both unusually short). Nowadays, the word "midget" is considered highly rude, and "dwarf" is used for both types of dwarfism -- though "little people" is more preferable than to either of those.[[/note]] as part of his sideshow of the damned.
2nd Aug '17 9:05:58 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Creator/RoaldDahl created several iconic examples:
** The Oompa-Loompas in ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' downplay this. They're normally a benevolent ServantRace -- until a misbehaving child ends up in peril, at which point they become a creepy GreekChorus and break into a gruesome song detailing the child's potential fate. [[Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory The 1971 film adaptation]] replaces their songs with far less graphic ones but makes up for it by giving them [[UncannyValleyMakeup unnatural orange skin]].
** The [[MonsterLord Grand High Witch]] in ''Literature/TheWitches'', described as no taller than four and a half feet, is a straighter example.

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* Creator/RoaldDahl created several iconic examples:
** The Oompa-Loompas in ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' downplay this. They're normally a benevolent ServantRace -- until a misbehaving child ends up in peril, at which point they become a creepy GreekChorus and break into a gruesome song detailing the child's potential fate. [[Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory The 1971 film adaptation]] replaces their songs with far less graphic ones but makes up for it by giving them [[UncannyValleyMakeup unnatural orange skin]].
** The [[MonsterLord Grand High Witch]] in
In ''Literature/TheWitches'', described Creator/RoaldDahl describes the [[MonsterLord Grand High Witch]] as no taller than four and a half feet, feet.
* The RepulsiveRingmaster in ''Literature/SomethingWickedThisWayComes'' employs a Dwarf and a Midget [[note]]Yes, there's a difference. In the past, "dwarf" signified disproportionate dwarfism (either the torso or the limbs are unusually short, but not both) and "midget" signified proportionate dwarfism (in which the torso and the limbs are both unusually short). Nowadays, the word "midget"
is a straighter example.considered highly rude, and "dwarf" is used for both types of dwarfism -- though "little people" is more preferable than either of those.[[/note]] as part of his sideshow of the damned.
21st Jul '17 8:44:56 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Lord [[UnfortunateNames Farquaad]], the abnormally short BigBad of the first ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' movie, proves his evil cred by [[FantasticRacism banishing all the fairy tale creatures from his kingdom]] (except for the mother bear from ''Literature/{{Goldilocks}}'', who he had made into a rug), displaying a creepy interest in Princess Fiona, and (in his EstablishingCharacterMoment) having his goons waterboard -- er, ''milk''board -- the Gingerbread Man and rip off his legs. ''WesternAnimation/ShrekForeverAfter'' ups the ante with Rumpelstiltskin, who is even nastier than Farquaad.

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* Lord [[UnfortunateNames Farquaad]], the abnormally short BigBad of the first ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' movie, proves his evil cred by [[FantasticRacism banishing all the fairy tale creatures from his kingdom]] (except for the mother bear kingdom]][[note]]except Mama Bear from ''Literature/{{Goldilocks}}'', who he had made into a rug), rug[[/note]], displaying a creepy interest in Princess Fiona, and (in his EstablishingCharacterMoment) having his goons waterboard -- er, ''milk''board -- the Gingerbread Man and rip off his legs. ''WesternAnimation/ShrekForeverAfter'' ups the ante with Rumpelstiltskin, who is even nastier than Farquaad.
21st Jul '17 8:44:12 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Lord [[UnfortunateNames Farquaad]], the abnormally short BigBad of the first ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' movie, proves his evil cred by [[FantasticRacism banishing all the fairy tale creatures from his kingdom]] (except for the [[{{Goldilocks}} Mama Bear]], who he had made into a rug), displaying a creepy interest in Princess Fiona, and (in his EstablishingCharacterMoment) having his goons waterboard -- er, ''milk''board -- the Gingerbread Man and rip off his legs. ''WesternAnimation/ShrekForeverAfter'' ups the ante with Rumpelstiltskin, who is even nastier than Farquaad.

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* Lord [[UnfortunateNames Farquaad]], the abnormally short BigBad of the first ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' movie, proves his evil cred by [[FantasticRacism banishing all the fairy tale creatures from his kingdom]] (except for the [[{{Goldilocks}} Mama Bear]], mother bear from ''Literature/{{Goldilocks}}'', who he had made into a rug), displaying a creepy interest in Princess Fiona, and (in his EstablishingCharacterMoment) having his goons waterboard -- er, ''milk''board -- the Gingerbread Man and rip off his legs. ''WesternAnimation/ShrekForeverAfter'' ups the ante with Rumpelstiltskin, who is even nastier than Farquaad.
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