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7th Sep '17 1:43:16 PM StarTropes
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* In ''Film/StarTrekNemesis'', Captain Picard meets his own Romulan-grown clone, who admits that he expected his progenitor to be a little taller.
4th Sep '17 4:02:13 AM Gaby007
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8412011/4/The-Cup-of-Life The Cup of Life]]'', the Winchesters naturally think of Merlin as a WizardClassic and are almost traumatized to meet a PrettyBoy kid who doesn't even have a pointy hat.
29th Aug '17 12:32:18 AM bwburke94
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* ''Literature/{{Worm}}'':
** Eidolon has this effect when he actually talks to people. Though he is unquestionably [[AllYourPowersCombined the most powerful superhero alive]], ''nobody'' that talks to him actually likes him as a person, even the heroes that he's worked with for years.
** [[VillainProtagonist Skitter]] also has this effect. Clockblocker even comments, during an EnemyMine, that she's shorter than she looks when she's not [[HorrifyingHero covered in a shroud of insects]].



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* Eidolon, in ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', has this effect when he actually talks to people. Though he is unquestionably [[AllYourPowersCombined the most powerful superhero alive]], ''nobody'' that talks to him actually likes him as a person, even the heroes that he's worked with for years.
** [[VillainProtagonist Skitter]] also has this effect. Clockblocker even comments, during an EnemyMine, that she's shorter than she looks when she's not [[HorrifyingHero covered in a shroud of insects]].
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28th Aug '17 2:18:35 PM Owlorange1995
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* ''Series/TheFlash2014'' Barry Allen/The Flash finally gets to meet [[BigBad Savitar]] outside his PoweredArmor. [[spoiler:Upon seeing that he's a twisted and evil future version of himself, all Barry can say is "You're not so scary without your armor."]]
13th Aug '17 5:45:54 PM Redrich
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* LeagueOfLegends: Poppy is a champion, on an long quest to find the true Hero of Demacia to give him a magic hammer. Being a very responsible and capable girl, she murdered every bandit, beast and monster she encountered as she wandered all across Demacia for centuries. In the story Slayer, she pursues rumors of herself and encounters the statue of herself without realizing it. Of course, the statue portrays her as a seven feet tall man rippling with sharply defined muscles while Poppy is three and a half feet tall Yordle, so it's an understandable mistake.
4th Jul '17 12:46:47 PM ectostar
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->'''General Grievous:''' Anakin Skywalker. I was expecting someone with your reputation to be a little... ''older''.\\
'''Anakin:''' General Grievous. You're ''shorter'' than I expected.

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->'''General Grievous:''' Grievous''': Anakin Skywalker. I was expecting someone with your reputation to be a little... ''older''.\\
'''Anakin:''' '''Anakin''': General Grievous. You're ''shorter'' than I expected.



* Used in ''Anime/KirbyRightBackAtYa''. When the residents of Pop Star learn that a mighty Star Warrior is coming, Tiff pictures a handsome, sword-wielding hero vaguely similar to [[Franchise/FireEmblem Roy]]. Instead, she gets... [[KidHero Kirby.]]

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* Used in ''Anime/KirbyRightBackAtYa''. When the residents of Pop Star learn that a mighty Star Warrior is coming, Tiff pictures a handsome, sword-wielding hero vaguely similar to [[Franchise/FireEmblem Roy]]. Instead, she gets... [[KidHero Kirby.]]Kirby]].



-->'''Fubuki:''' Oh, are you disappointed after seeing the real thing? Everyone who hears about those rumors assumes I'm a big guy or something...

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-->'''Fubuki:''' -->'''Fubuki''': Oh, are you disappointed after seeing the real thing? Everyone who hears about those rumors assumes I'm a big guy or something...



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-->'''Jimmy:''' I only really saw you in the dark, but look, I even did my hair to look like yours. Hey, what happened to your hair? And your boots, you're not wearing the long boots. I like the long boots better.\\
'''Johnny:''' Either my hair burned off in hell, or I sleep-shaved it during a really stupid dream. As for the boots they were hurting my feet.\\
'''Jimmy:''' Like I said, I only saw you in the dark, but still, I thought you'd be paler than you are. And you're shorter. I always thought you'd be a bit taller than--

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-->'''Jimmy:''' -->'''Jimmy''': I only really saw you in the dark, but look, I even did my hair to look like yours. Hey, what happened to your hair? And your boots, you're not wearing the long boots. I like the long boots better.\\
'''Johnny:''' '''Johnny''': Either my hair burned off in hell, or I sleep-shaved it during a really stupid dream. As for the boots they were hurting my feet.\\
'''Jimmy:''' '''Jimmy''': Like I said, I only saw you in the dark, but still, I thought you'd be paler than you are. And you're shorter. I always thought you'd be a bit taller than--



* Comicbook/ThePunisher gets this from time to time (The current Marvel universe stats list him as 6'1" while the [[Comicbook/ThePunisherMAX MAX version]] was 6'6"). Not surprising given [[TheDreaded the legend]] that surrounds him as "8 feet tall and bulletproof with a million guns and a giant skull for a head" and the fact that most gangsters who see what he really looks like [[VigilanteMan don't live to talk about it.]]

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* Comicbook/ThePunisher gets this from time to time (The current Marvel universe stats list him as 6'1" while the [[Comicbook/ThePunisherMAX MAX version]] was 6'6"). Not surprising given [[TheDreaded the legend]] that surrounds him as "8 feet tall and bulletproof with a million guns and a giant skull for a head" and the fact that most gangsters who see what he really looks like [[VigilanteMan don't live to talk about it.]]it]].



-->'''Darth Vader:''' I thought you'd be ''better''.\\
'''Mace Windu:''' And I thought you'd be taller.\\
'''Darth Vader:''' ... Touché!

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-->'''Darth Vader:''' Vader''': I thought you'd be ''better''.\\
'''Mace Windu:''' Windu''': And I thought you'd be taller.\\
'''Darth Vader:''' ...Vader''': ... Touché!



--> '''Alien:''' Ah. You must be that Earth Potentate that gave everybody such a hard time. Huh. I kind of pictured you taller.

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--> '''Alien:''' '''Alien''': Ah. You must be that Earth Potentate that gave everybody such a hard time. Huh. I kind of pictured you taller.



-->'''Shrek:''' Were you expecting Prince Charming?\\
'''Fiona:''' Actually, yes!

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-->'''Shrek:''' -->'''Shrek''': Were you expecting Prince Charming?\\
'''Fiona:''' '''Fiona''': Actually, yes!



-->'''Crockett:''' You San'Tanna?\\
'''Mexican Interpreter:''' ''(nods)''\\
'''Crockett:''' ... I thought you'd be taller.

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-->'''Crockett:''' -->'''Crockett''': You San'Tanna?\\
'''Mexican Interpreter:''' Interpreter''': ''(nods)''\\
'''Crockett:''' ...'''Crockett''': ... I thought you'd be taller.



-->'''William Wallace:''' Sons of Scotland! I am William Wallace!\\
'''Young Soldier:''' William Wallace is seven feet tall!\\

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-->'''William Wallace:''' Wallace''': Sons of Scotland! I am William Wallace!\\
'''Young Soldier:''' Soldier''': William Wallace is seven feet tall!\\



-->'''Kaffee:''' I'm sorry, it's just... I was expecting someone older.\\
'''Aunt Ginny:''' So was I.

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-->'''Kaffee:''' -->'''Kaffee''': I'm sorry, it's just... I was expecting someone older.\\
'''Aunt Ginny:''' Ginny''': So was I.



-->'''Peter:''' I remember you being a lot bigger.\\
'''Hook:''' To a ten-year-old, I'm huge.

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-->'''Peter:''' -->'''Peter''': I remember you being a lot bigger.\\
'''Hook:''' '''Hook''': To a ten-year-old, I'm huge.



--->'''Steve:''' I though you were dead!\\
'''Bucky:''' ''(confused)'' I thought you were smaller.

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--->'''Steve:''' --->'''Steve''': I though you were dead!\\
'''Bucky:''' '''Bucky''': ''(confused)'' I thought you were smaller.



-->'''Reepicheep:''' We were expecting someone, you know, taller.\\
'''Trumpkin:''' ''(looking down at him)'' You're one to talk!\\
'''Reepicheep:''' What is that, irony?
** Also played by Prince Caspian when meeting the Pevensies, thinking they'd be older. Then again, time goes faster in Narnia, so his expectations were somewhat [[JustifiedTrope justified]].
-->'''Peter:''' Well, if you like, we can come back in a few years.

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-->'''Reepicheep:''' -->'''Reepicheep''': We were expecting someone, you know, taller.\\
'''Trumpkin:''' '''Trumpkin''': ''(looking down at him)'' You're one to talk!\\
'''Reepicheep:''' '''Reepicheep''': What is that, irony?
** Also played by Prince Caspian when meeting the Pevensies, thinking they'd be older. Then again, time goes faster in Narnia, so his expectations were somewhat [[JustifiedTrope justified]].
-->'''Peter:'''
{{justified|Trope}}.
-->'''Peter''':
Well, if you like, we can come back in a few years.



--->'''General Grievous:''' Anakin Skywalker. I was expecting someone with your reputation to be a bit... older.\\
'''Anakin:''' General Grievous. You're ''shorter'' than I expected.\\
'''General Grievous:''' . . . [[LameComeback Jedi scum]]!

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--->'''General Grievous:''' Grievous''': Anakin Skywalker. I was expecting someone with your reputation to be a bit... older.\\
'''Anakin:''' '''Anakin''': General Grievous. You're ''shorter'' than I expected.\\
'''General Grievous:''' .Grievous''': . . . [[LameComeback Jedi scum]]!



-->'''Rool:''' ''That's'' Raziel?\\
'''Franjean:''' I don't know, I was expecting something a little more grand, a little less...\\
'''Rool:''' [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Fuzzy!]]

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-->'''Rool:''' -->'''Rool''': ''That's'' Raziel?\\
'''Franjean:''' '''Franjean''': I don't know, I was expecting something a little more grand, a little less...\\
'''Rool:''' '''Rool''': [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Fuzzy!]]



* Averted and played straight in the ''Literature/{{Hurog}}'' series: When Ward finds out that the badass, who single-handedly killed some bandits, and only succumbed to severe injuries after all the bandits were dead, is a woman, he is completely unfazed - he knows her and [[AmazonChaser has a crush on her.]] However, when Ward himself is introduced to some people who heard of his prowess in battle, they admit that they expected someone older.

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* Averted and played straight in the ''Literature/{{Hurog}}'' series: When Ward finds out that the badass, who single-handedly killed some bandits, and only succumbed to severe injuries after all the bandits were dead, is a woman, he is completely unfazed - he knows her and [[AmazonChaser has a crush on her.]] her]]. However, when Ward himself is introduced to some people who heard of his prowess in battle, they admit that they expected someone older.



* ''Literature/CodexAlera'': Referenced in the first book. Amara confronts a famous hero stationed with the ''legionarii''. He was taking a bath when she showed up, and [[NakedFirstImpression decided she didn't matter enough for him to get dressed.]] When he says who he is, Amara gives him a meaningful look and says, "I thought you'd be... taller." Pwned.

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* ''Literature/CodexAlera'': Referenced in the first book. Amara confronts a famous hero stationed with the ''legionarii''. He was taking a bath when she showed up, and [[NakedFirstImpression decided she didn't matter enough for him to get dressed.]] dressed]]. When he says who he is, Amara gives him a meaningful look and says, "I thought you'd be... taller." Pwned.



* In the ''Literature/AubreyMaturin'' series, Stephen goes to see a local spymaster, Major Beck, who has never met him before but has heard of the brilliant intelligence coups Stephen has pulled off. Beck is disappointed to find that Stephen is 'meager, shabby, undistinguished,' and [[ArsonMurderandJaywalking wearing blue spectacles]]. Stephen promptly [[spoiler: tells him how he personally killed the two dangerous French spies in the area, and [[CrowningMomentofAwesome hands over all the American Intelligence Chief's personal papers.]]]]

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* In the ''Literature/AubreyMaturin'' series, Stephen goes to see a local spymaster, Major Beck, who has never met him before but has heard of the brilliant intelligence coups Stephen has pulled off. Beck is disappointed to find that Stephen is 'meager, shabby, undistinguished,' and [[ArsonMurderandJaywalking wearing blue spectacles]]. Stephen promptly [[spoiler: tells him how he personally killed the two dangerous French spies in the area, and [[CrowningMomentofAwesome hands over all the American Intelligence Chief's personal papers.]]]]papers]].]]



* ''Literature/TheLayOfPaulTwister'' opens this way: he meets with a client, who had gone to hire a renowned magical rogue, and at first didn't believe that the teenager standing before him, who'd been pulling legendary heists for years, could be the great Paul Twister. [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld Turns out he just ages slowly.]]

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* ''Literature/TheLayOfPaulTwister'' opens this way: he meets with a client, who had gone to hire a renowned magical rogue, and at first didn't believe that the teenager standing before him, who'd been pulling legendary heists for years, could be the great Paul Twister. [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld Turns out he just ages slowly.]]slowly]].



-->'''Illyria:''' You are the Qwa'ha Xahn.\\
'''Knox:''' I am your priest. I am your servant. I am your guide in this world. I've taken your sacraments and placed them close to my heart according to the ancient ways. That's why you were called to me. We're bound together.\\
'''Illyria:''' ''(dismissively)'' My last Qwa'ha Xahn was taller.

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-->'''Illyria:''' -->'''Illyria''': You are the Qwa'ha Xahn.\\
'''Knox:''' '''Knox''': I am your priest. I am your servant. I am your guide in this world. I've taken your sacraments and placed them close to my heart according to the ancient ways. That's why you were called to me. We're bound together.\\
'''Illyria:''' '''Illyria''': ''(dismissively)'' My last Qwa'ha Xahn was taller.



-->'''Jenny:''' The part that gets me, though, is where Buffy is the Vampire Slayer. She's so ''little''.

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-->'''Jenny:''' -->'''Jenny''': The part that gets me, though, is where Buffy is the Vampire Slayer. She's so ''little''.



--> '''Anwar:''' ''You're'' Westen? I thought you would be taller.

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--> '''Anwar:''' '''Anwar''': ''You're'' Westen? I thought you would be taller.



-->'''Draco:''' So you're the infamous Silverthorn. I imagined you'd look tougher.
-->'''Silverthorn:''' Looks aren't everything.

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-->'''Draco:''' -->'''Draco''': So you're the infamous Silverthorn. I imagined you'd look tougher.
-->'''Silverthorn:'''
tougher.\\
'''Silverthorn''':
Looks aren't everything.



-->'''Dr. K:''' What? You thought I'd be taller?

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-->'''Dr. K:''' K''': What? You thought I'd be taller?



-->'''Rahad:''' Mr Cowley! I have heard of you. You are... much smaller than I imagined.
-->'''Cowley:''' So was Henry the Eighth.

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-->'''Rahad:''' -->'''Rahad''': Mr Cowley! I have heard of you. You are... much smaller than I imagined.
-->'''Cowley:'''
imagined.\\
'''Cowley''':
So was Henry the Eighth.



-->'''Eric''': You look taller in your photographs.
-->'''Sherlock''': Take the precaution of a [[IconicOutfit good coat]] and a [[TheWatson short friend]].

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-->'''Eric''': You look taller in your photographs.
-->'''Sherlock''':
photographs.\\
'''Sherlock''':
Take the precaution of a [[IconicOutfit good coat]] and a [[TheWatson short friend]].



-->'''Gen. Hammond:''' I'm assigning Sam Carter to this mission.\\
'''O'Neill:''' I'd prefer to put together my own team, sir.\\
'''Gen. Hammond:''' Not on this mission, sorry. Carter's our expert on the Stargate.\\
'''O'Neill:''' Where's he transferring form?\\
'''Carter:''' ''She'' is transferring from the Pentagon. ''(enters the briefing room)'' I take it you're Colonel O'Neill. Captain Samantha Carter reporting, sir!

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-->'''Gen. Hammond:''' Hammond''': I'm assigning Sam Carter to this mission.\\
'''O'Neill:''' '''O'Neill''': I'd prefer to put together my own team, sir.\\
'''Gen. Hammond:''' Hammond''': Not on this mission, sorry. Carter's our expert on the Stargate.\\
'''O'Neill:''' '''O'Neill''': Where's he transferring form?\\
'''Carter:''' '''Carter''': ''She'' is transferring from the Pentagon. ''(enters the briefing room)'' I take it you're Colonel O'Neill. Captain Samantha Carter reporting, sir!



-->'''Vreenak:''' So you're the commander of Deep Space Nine. And the Emissary of the Prophets. Decorated combat officer, widower, father, mentor and... oh, yes, the man who started the war with the Dominion. Somehow I thought you'd be taller.\\
'''Sisko:''' Sorry to disappoint you.\\
'''Vreenak:''' [[DeadpanSnarker To be honest, my opinion of Starfleet officers is so low, you'd have to work very hard indeed to disappoint me.]]

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-->'''Vreenak:''' -->'''Vreenak''': So you're the commander of Deep Space Nine. And the Emissary of the Prophets. Decorated combat officer, widower, father, mentor and... oh, yes, the man who started the war with the Dominion. Somehow I thought you'd be taller.\\
'''Sisko:''' '''Sisko''': Sorry to disappoint you.\\
'''Vreenak:''' '''Vreenak''': [[DeadpanSnarker To be honest, my opinion of Starfleet officers is so low, you'd have to work very hard indeed to disappoint me.]]me]].



-->'''Janeway:''' I have to admit I'm impressed.\\
'''Dala:''' I wish I could say the same. The great Captain Janeway. Somehow I expected you to be taller. I make a better you than you.\\
'''Janeway:''' Oh, I don't know, I'd say we're very much alike. Resourceful, intelligent, ambitious, but with just one tiny difference.\\
'''Dala:''' And what is that?\\
'''Janeway:''' I'm not a liar and a thief.

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-->'''Janeway:''' -->'''Janeway''': I have to admit I'm impressed.\\
'''Dala:''' '''Dala''': I wish I could say the same. The great Captain Janeway. Somehow I expected you to be taller. I make a better you than you.\\
'''Janeway:''' '''Janeway''': Oh, I don't know, I'd say we're very much alike. Resourceful, intelligent, ambitious, but with just one tiny difference.\\
'''Dala:''' '''Dala''': And what is that?\\
'''Janeway:''' '''Janeway''': I'm not a liar and a thief.



-->'''Samuel:''' This is Castiel? You're scrawnier than I pictured.
-->'''Castiel:''' [[MeatPuppet This is a vessel]]. My true form is approximately the size of your Chrysler building.

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-->'''Samuel:''' -->'''Samuel''': This is Castiel? You're scrawnier than I pictured.
-->'''Castiel:'''
pictured.\\
'''Castiel''':
[[MeatPuppet This is a vessel]]. My true form is approximately the size of your Chrysler building.



-->'''Peter:''' I thought you'd be taller.
-->'''Mozzie:''' Me too.

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-->'''Peter:''' -->'''Peter''': I thought you'd be taller.
-->'''Mozzie:'''
taller.\\
'''Mozzie''':
Me too.



-->'''Reyes:''' Agent Mulder.\\
'''Mulder:''' Agent Reyes?\\
'''Reyes:''' You're taller than I thought.\\
'''Mulder:''' You keep on alluding to a time that we've met and I don't remember.\\
'''Reyes:''' I was there when they found you in the woods. You were... Uh... Yeah. I'm not surprised you don't remember.

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-->'''Reyes:''' -->'''Reyes''': Agent Mulder.\\
'''Mulder:''' '''Mulder''': Agent Reyes?\\
'''Reyes:''' '''Reyes''': You're taller than I thought.\\
'''Mulder:''' '''Mulder''': You keep on alluding to a time that we've met and I don't remember.\\
'''Reyes:''' '''Reyes''': I was there when they found you in the woods. You were... Uh... Yeah. I'm not surprised you don't remember.



-->'''Medb''': Why comes he not, Fergus?
-->'''Fergus:''' Cuchulain is there before you.
-->'''Medb:''' I see no one at all save one young lad. I cannot see a warrior near or far.
-->'''Fergus:''' That young lad ''is'' that who has done damage to your hosts.

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-->'''Medb''': Why comes he not, Fergus?
-->'''Fergus:'''
Fergus?\\
'''Fergus''':
Cuchulain is there before you.
-->'''Medb:'''
you.\\
'''Medb''':
I see no one at all save one young lad. I cannot see a warrior near or far.
-->'''Fergus:'''
far.\\
'''Fergus''':
That young lad ''is'' that who has done damage to your hosts.



-->'''Ineptune:''' Ah, you must be Spyro! You're ''larger'' than I expected.\\
'''Spyro:''' ... Huh? Normally people I fight say I'm smaller than they expected. You know -- trying to psyche me out.

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-->'''Ineptune:''' -->'''Ineptune''': Ah, you must be Spyro! You're ''larger'' than I expected.\\
'''Spyro:''' ...'''Spyro''': ... Huh? Normally people I fight say I'm smaller than they expected. You know -- trying to psyche me out.



-->'''Nathaniel:''' Aren't you supposed to be ten feet tall with lightning bolts shooting out of your eyes?
** [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition''. Cassandra was expecting Hawke to be shorter. Played straight with multiple people, particularly Blackwall, if [[PlayerCharacter the Inquisitor]] is a dwarf.

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-->'''Nathaniel:''' -->'''Nathaniel''': Aren't you supposed to be ten feet tall with lightning bolts shooting out of your eyes?
** [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] {{Inverted|Trope}} in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition''. Cassandra was expecting Hawke to be shorter. Played straight with multiple people, particularly Blackwall, if [[PlayerCharacter the Inquisitor]] is a dwarf.



-->'''Rookie One:''' Hey, aren't you a little short for a stormtrooper?\\
'''Ru Murleen:''' Shut up.

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-->'''Rookie One:''' One''': Hey, aren't you a little short for a stormtrooper?\\
'''Ru Murleen:''' Murleen''': Shut up.



--> '''Marisa:''' Aren't you supposed to be the youkai trump card? I figured you'd be amazing, but you're just a tanuki youkai. \\
'''Mamizou:''' Oh, I hope you're not making light of tanuki. We have quite a bit of influence in youkai society. You might even call us elite. \\
'''Marisa:''' Elite? \\
'''Mamizou:''' And in addition, my [[{{Shapeshifter}} transformation]] power is among the top three tanuki of Japan. \\
'''Marisa:''' Sure, but you're still a tanuki, right? The kind that [[LetsMockTheMonsters drums on their bellies on the night of the full moon]], right?

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--> '''Marisa:''' '''Marisa''': Aren't you supposed to be the youkai trump card? I figured you'd be amazing, but you're just a tanuki youkai. \\
'''Mamizou:''' '''Mamizou''': Oh, I hope you're not making light of tanuki. We have quite a bit of influence in youkai society. You might even call us elite. \\
'''Marisa:''' '''Marisa''': Elite? \\
'''Mamizou:''' '''Mamizou''': And in addition, my [[{{Shapeshifter}} [[ShapeShifting transformation]] power is among the top three tanuki of Japan. \\
'''Marisa:''' '''Marisa''': Sure, but you're still a tanuki, right? The kind that [[LetsMockTheMonsters drums on their bellies on the night of the full moon]], right?



--> '''Conker:''' Aren't you a little short to be a Grim Reaper? \\
'''Gregg:''' Well, how many Grim Reapers have you met before, mate? What am I supposed to look like?

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--> '''Conker:''' '''Conker''': Aren't you a little short to be a Grim Reaper? \\
'''Gregg:''' '''Gregg''': Well, how many Grim Reapers have you met before, mate? What am I supposed to look like?



--> '''Goblin Tinkerer:''' I thought you'd be taller.

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--> '''Goblin Tinkerer:''' Tinkerer''': I thought you'd be taller.



** [[VillainProtagonist Skitter]] also has this effect. Clockblocker even comments, during an EnemyMine, that she's shorter than she looks when she's not [[HorrifyingHero covered in a shroud of insects.]]

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** [[VillainProtagonist Skitter]] also has this effect. Clockblocker even comments, during an EnemyMine, that she's shorter than she looks when she's not [[HorrifyingHero covered in a shroud of insects.]]insects]].



-->'''Zuko:''' You're just a child!\\
'''Aang:''' Well, you're just a teenager!

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-->'''Zuko:''' -->'''Zuko''': You're just a child!\\
'''Aang:''' '''Aang''': Well, you're just a teenager!



-->'''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.''

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-->'''Opera Singer:''' Singer''': ''You're shorter than I remember.''
-->'''Milo:'''
''\\
'''Milo''':
''This is the physique that I was cursed with.''
-->'''Opera Singer:'''
with''.\\
'''Opera Singer''':
''I'll admit that I'm confused,/You're not the one that I rehearsed with.''with''.



-->'''Mike''': [[OhCrap You're... Daemon, aren't you?]]
-->'''Daemon''': (gently) Yes. Did you expect something else?
-->'''Mike''': Oh, actually... yes. I mean, where are the [[FemmeFatalons talons]] and the [[FangsAreEvil teeth]] and the [[SpikesOfVillainy spiky things]]? You're a little small for a supervirus, aren't you?

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-->'''Mike''': [[OhCrap You're... Daemon, aren't you?]]
-->'''Daemon''':
you?]]\\
'''Daemon''':
(gently) Yes. Did you expect something else?
-->'''Mike''':
else?\\
'''Mike''':
Oh, actually... yes. I mean, where are the [[FemmeFatalons talons]] and the [[FangsAreEvil teeth]] and the [[SpikesOfVillainy spiky things]]? You're a little small for a supervirus, aren't you?



6th Jun '17 11:42:34 AM darkemyst
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* Happens constantly with Franchise/{{Batman}}. It's not so much that he's not as imposing or impressive as expected, just everyone seems to mention it. Even Tim Drake and Dick Grayson get told this on occasion! It's even funnier after Dick Grayson becomes Batman... he's actually four inches shorter than Bruce Wayne, so for once it's actually accurate.

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* Happens constantly with Franchise/{{Batman}}. It's not so much that he's not as imposing or impressive as expected, just everyone seems to mention it. Even [[Comicbook/RobinSeries Tim Drake Drake]] and [[ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} Dick Grayson Grayson]] get told this on occasion! It's even funnier after Dick Grayson becomes Batman... he's actually four inches shorter than Bruce Wayne, so for once it's actually accurate.
29th May '17 4:28:14 AM jormis29
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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."

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* In the {{Netflix}} film ''True Memoirs of an International Assassin'', ''Film/TrueMemoirsOfAnInternationalAssassin'', 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."
23rd May '17 1:15:29 AM PaulA
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* In Hambly's ''The Time of the Dark'' (first book of Literature/TheDarwathTrilogy), when Rudy sees a young woman being given lots of bossy instructions when she takes the baby heir to the throne out for a bit of air, Rudy assumes the girl is the most junior nursemaid. She's the Queen.

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* In Hambly's ''The Time of the Dark'' (first book of Literature/TheDarwathTrilogy), ''Literature/TheTimeOfTheDark'', when Rudy sees a young woman being given lots of bossy instructions when she takes the baby heir to the throne out for a bit of air, Rudy assumes the girl is the most junior nursemaid. She's the Queen.
13th May '17 6:01:42 AM Vox
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'''General Grievous:''' . . . [[LameComeback Jedi slime]]!

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'''General Grievous:''' . . . [[LameComeback Jedi slime]]!scum]]!
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