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3rd Dec '16 4:44:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'', a couple of [[TheMafia Russo-affiliated thugs]] are given the task of hunting down a man who managed to single-handedly destroy and rob ''eighteen'' of their speakeasies in a single night. And just who is that implacable, OneManArmy of {{Badass}}ery, you might ask? [[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v44/Dragynstorm/Baccano_9.jpg This guy]]. No, not the one with a gun. The guy in the vest who's bawling his eyes out.

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* In ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'', a couple of [[TheMafia Russo-affiliated thugs]] are given the task of hunting down a man who managed to single-handedly destroy and rob ''eighteen'' of their speakeasies in a single night. And just who is that implacable, OneManArmy of {{Badass}}ery, badassery, you might ask? [[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v44/Dragynstorm/Baccano_9.jpg This guy]]. No, not the one with a gun. The guy in the vest who's bawling his eyes out.
28th Nov '16 7:30:15 PM RisefromYourGrave
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* In ''WesternAnimation/StitchTheMovie'' after Pleakley and Cobra Bubbles meet Dr. Hämsterviel for the first time while he's holding Jumba prisoner, Pleakley has this reaction after having only heard his voice throughout the movie, "He sounded a lot bigger over the phone."

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* In ''WesternAnimation/StitchTheMovie'' ''WesternAnimation/StitchTheMovie'', after Pleakley and Cobra Bubbles meet Dr. Hämsterviel for the first time while he's holding Jumba prisoner, Pleakley has this reaction after having only heard his voice throughout the movie, "He sounded a lot bigger over the phone."



* {{Reboot}}: Rare villainous example in Season 4's Supervirus [[BigBad Daemon]]. Given what [[OneWingedAngel Supervirus]] [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever Gigabyte]] looked like and that Daemon was even MORE powerful, few were expecting a [[AffablyEvil sweet]], [[LightIsNotGood shiny]], [[BrightIsNotGood brightly-colored]] JeanneDArchetype.

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* {{Reboot}}: ''WesternAnimation/{{ReBoot}}'': Rare villainous example in Season 4's Supervirus [[BigBad Daemon]]. Given what [[OneWingedAngel Supervirus]] [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever Gigabyte]] looked like and that Daemon was even MORE powerful, few were expecting a [[AffablyEvil sweet]], [[LightIsNotGood shiny]], [[BrightIsNotGood brightly-colored]] JeanneDArchetype.



* A ''WesternAnimation/PinkPanther'' short had him seeing a "Mr. Big" but he turns out to be a very small man behind a desk. The Panther sneezes and the man winds up in the wastebasket.



* A Pink Panther short had him seeing a "Mr. Big" but he turns out to be a very small man behind a desk. The Panther sneezes and the man winds up in the wastebasket.

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* A Pink Panther short had him seeing a "Mr. Big" but he turns out to be a very small man behind a desk. The Panther sneezes and the man winds up in the wastebasket.
28th Nov '16 7:07:52 AM shrinkingman2
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*A Pink Panther short had him seeing a "Mr. Big" but he turns out to be a very small man behind a desk. The Panther sneezes and the man winds up in the wastebasket.
26th Nov '16 8:42:33 AM Nazetrime
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* In ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'', Tuuri had heard that Swedes were quite tall, making her a little disappointed when her new Swedish teammate turns out to be average-sized, and actually a little shorter than her own cousin.
24th Nov '16 10:55:12 AM Supergenderbender
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* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'': Officer Hops was surprised when Mr.Big was revealed to be a shrew when she and Nick got kidnapped by his henchmen.

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* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'': Officer Hops was surprised when Mr. Big was revealed to be a shrew when she and Nick got kidnapped by his henchmen.
24th Nov '16 10:54:32 AM Supergenderbender
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* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' Officer Hops was surprised when Mr.Big was revealed when she and Nick got kidnapped by his henchmen.

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* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'': Officer Hops was surprised when Mr.Big was revealed to be a shrew when she and Nick got kidnapped by his henchmen.
12th Nov '16 6:16:03 PM nombretomado
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* Pulp Western writer JTEdson's principal continuing character is Dusty Fog, who though strongly built is only about five feet five inches tall and continually overlooked by strangers who know him only by reputation. Usefully, one of his associates, Mark Counter, really is well over six feet tall with big muscles and the face and figure of a Greek god, and from time to time Mark pretends to be Dusty in order that strangers will blab secrets when he is not around but the insignificant-looking real Dusty is. WordOfGod is that Fog was based on Audie Murphy, who was himself of no great size.

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* Pulp Western writer JTEdson's Creator/JTEdson's principal continuing character is Dusty Fog, who though strongly built is only about five feet five inches tall and continually overlooked by strangers who know him only by reputation. Usefully, one of his associates, Mark Counter, really is well over six feet tall with big muscles and the face and figure of a Greek god, and from time to time Mark pretends to be Dusty in order that strangers will blab secrets when he is not around but the insignificant-looking real Dusty is. WordOfGod is that Fog was based on Audie Murphy, who was himself of no great size.
2nd Nov '16 10:39:18 PM RisefromYourGrave
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* In ''WesternAnimation/StitchTheMovie'' after Pleakly and Cobra Bubbles meet Dr. Hamsterviel for the first time while he's holding Jumba prisoner, Pleakly has this reaction after having only heard his voice throughout the movie, "He sounded a lot bigger over the phone."

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* In ''WesternAnimation/StitchTheMovie'' after Pleakly Pleakley and Cobra Bubbles meet Dr. Hamsterviel Hämsterviel for the first time while he's holding Jumba prisoner, Pleakly Pleakley has this reaction after having only heard his voice throughout the movie, "He sounded a lot bigger over the phone."
29th Oct '16 7:13:29 PM JoeMerl
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* PlayedWith in the ''WesternAnimation/MiloMurphysLaw'' episode "[[Recap/MiloMurphysLawS1E08SmoothOperator Smooth Opera-tor]]," when [[BornUnlucky Milo]] is PushedInFrontOfTheAudience in place of an adult performer:
-->'''Opera Singer:''' ''You're shorter than I remember.''
-->'''Milo:''' ''This is the physique that I was cursed with.''
-->'''Opera Singer:''' ''I'll admit that I'm confused,/You're not the one that I rehearsed with.''
3rd Oct '16 7:56:24 AM JackG
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* In the {{Netflix}} film ''True Memoirs of an International Assassin'', a writer falsely claims that he's a hitman called The Ghost to sell his action-adventure novel. When he's kidnapped by people wanting him to kill a politician, their leader says, "I expected you to be a bit... ''(uses hand gestures to indicate someone a lot taller and thinner)'' ...younger."



* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', Prince Oberyn was disappointed (albeit jokingly) that Tyrion (a disfigured dwarf) did not have the spade tail he was rumored to as a child.
** Similarly, Tyrion uses this line to great (chilling) effect as a question when privily confronting the final witness at his second trial for murder.

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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', Prince Oberyn was disappointed (albeit jokingly) that Tyrion (a disfigured dwarf) did not have the spade tail he was rumored to as a child.
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child. Similarly, Tyrion uses this line to great (chilling) effect as a question when privily confronting the final witness at finding his second trial for murder.mistress in bed with another man.
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