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15th Jul '17 2:18:42 PM HeroGal2347
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* In ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' and ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'', Launchpad [=McQuack=] is the strongest member of the regular casts and towers over most of them, but he'd never hurt a fly.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'' and ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'', Launchpad [=McQuack=] is the strongest member of the regular casts and towers over most of them, but he'd never hurt a fly.
14th Jul '17 3:09:30 PM GhostOfAGeek
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* Creator/RoaldDahl's title character in ''Literature/TheBFG''. All the ''other'' Giants are monstrous {{Child Eater}}s though.
** Somewhat subverted, actually. By Giant standards, the BFG is very small.

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* Creator/RoaldDahl's title character in ''Literature/TheBFG''. All the ''other'' Giants are monstrous {{Child Eater}}s though.
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though. Somewhat subverted, actually. By subverted when you consider that by Giant standards, the BFG is very small.
9th Jul '17 10:23:52 AM CourtDogs
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* WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldofGumball has Hector, who is a massive ape like creature, who although seems menacing, is actually very gentle. Because of this, he is often seen as boring to his class mates. In "The Colossus", it is shown why he lives a "boring" life, [[spoiler: [[RealityEnsues which is because, as a giant, he can be very destructive when excited]].]]

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* WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldofGumball WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball has Hector, who is a massive ape like creature, who although seems menacing, is actually very gentle. Because of this, he is often seen as boring to his class mates. In "The Colossus", it is shown why he lives a "boring" life, [[spoiler: [[RealityEnsues which is because, as a giant, he can be very destructive when excited]].]]
9th Jul '17 10:13:27 AM CourtDogs
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* WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldofGumball has Hector, who is a massive ape like creature, who although seems menacing, is actually very gentle. Because of this, he is often seen as boring to his class mates. In "The Colossus", it is shown why he lives a "boring" life, [[spoiler: which is because, as a giant, he can be very destructive when excited.]]
** There is also [[MixandMatchCritters Chimera]], who is a massive monster made out of toy parts who befrieds Anais. [[spoiler: In the episode he appeared in, he was shown to have been [[NotEvilJustMisunderstood thought of as a criminal]] due to breaking into houses to look for a new friend after his creator died.]]

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* WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldofGumball has Hector, who is a massive ape like creature, who although seems menacing, is actually very gentle. Because of this, he is often seen as boring to his class mates. In "The Colossus", it is shown why he lives a "boring" life, [[spoiler: [[RealityEnsues which is because, as a giant, he can be very destructive when excited.excited]].]]
** There is also [[MixandMatchCritters the Chimera]], who is a massive monster made out of toy parts who befrieds befriends Anais. [[spoiler: In the episode he appeared in, he was shown to have been [[NotEvilJustMisunderstood thought of as a criminal]] due to breaking into houses to look for a new friend after his creator died.]]



** Rodney from the Pahkitew Island season. He's an extremely muscular farm boy who is very shy and falls in love.

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** Rodney from the Pahkitew Island season. He's an extremely muscular farm boy who is very shy and falls in love.love with several girl contestants.
2nd Jul '17 10:54:32 AM nombretomado
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* Wrestling/{{Yokozuna}} was a 6'3,  behemoth EvilForeigner FatBastard on screen, but in real life he has been described as one of the nicest, most caring people in the business. Just ask his real life best friend TheUndertaker.

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* Wrestling/{{Yokozuna}} was a 6'3,  behemoth EvilForeigner FatBastard on screen, but in real life he has been described as one of the nicest, most caring people in the business. Just ask his real life best friend TheUndertaker.Wrestling/TheUndertaker.
30th Jun '17 11:02:51 AM BeerBaron
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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' has tribes of giants, who are quite peaceful, and won't attack anyone unless provoked. They're also very powerful, and are known to kill even dragons if they come too close.
** While the in-game backstory says this, it falls apart under AI limitations. Namely if you pass within spell-casting distance of a giant camp, said giant and his pet mammoth will hunt you down and smash you into the [[GoodBadBugs lower atmosphere]]. One random encounter involves meeting a farmer leading a painted cow to a giant that lives close by, as a peace offering that is done every now and then so the giant will not hunt the rest of the farmer's livestock. He'll even ask you to stay away because the giant could think you are part of the offering. If the player chooses to actually follow him to the camp, the giant will kill the farmer once he gets too close.
** The backstory isn't always consistent, either. The player will witness giants attacking a farm and an orc stronghold, which are far enough from giant camps that it's unlikely to be the result of a provocation. There's also one camp where dead Khajiit merchants can be found, [[WhatAnIdiot despite the sign on the road]] warning wandering caravans to stay away because [[TooDumbToLive this particular giant]] is known for being extra territorial.
** As far as named [=NPCs=] are concerned, the Companions guild has Farkas, one of the warriors of the Circle. Some of the blacksmiths would also qualify, such as Balimund in Riften. This is a logical TruthInTelevision since blacksmithing requires great patience and provides a hell of an upper-body workout.

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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** The series
has tribes a race of giants, [[OurGiantsAreBigger Giants]] who ''generally'' play this trope straight. Giants typically keep to themselves and don't interact much with the other races. As long as they are quite peaceful, and won't attack anyone unless provoked. They're also very powerful, and not provoked (by attacking them directly, attacking their mammoth herds, or by entering their camps) they generally will not attack. That said, they do provide aversions in the form of OffscreenVillainy. Giants are known to kill even dragons if they come too close.
** While the in-game backstory says this, it falls apart under AI limitations. Namely if you pass within spell-casting distance
raid farms, steal livestock, and attack settlements. However, outside of a giant camp, said giant and his pet mammoth will hunt you down and smash you into the [[GoodBadBugs lower atmosphere]]. One random encounter involves meeting a farmer leading a painted cow to a giant that lives close by, as a peace offering that is done every now and then so the giant will few exceptions with justifications, Giants have not hunt the rest of the farmer's livestock. He'll even ask you to stay away because the giant could think you are part of the offering. If the player chooses to actually follow him to the camp, the giant will kill the farmer once he gets too close.
** The backstory isn't always consistent, either. The player will witness giants
been seen attacking a farm unprovoked in-game. Additionally, there are mentions of Giants attacking and even forming armies in the backstory. The ancient Giant Clan led by Sinmur the Terrible is one such example. Sinmur led [[TheHorde an orc stronghold, which are far enough from giant camps army of hundreds of Giants]] against the forces of the Atmoran [[FounderOfTheKingdom Ysgramor]] and his 500 Companions. Both sides suffered massive casualties, but the war ended when Ysgramor personally slew Sinmur.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' provides examples with some [=NPCs=]. Being the first game in the series
that it's unlikely to be doesn't simply use the result same body model for all members of a provocation. There's also one camp where dead Khajiit merchants can be found, [[WhatAnIdiot despite the sign on the road]] warning wandering caravans to stay away because [[TooDumbToLive this particular giant]] is known for being extra territorial.
** As far as named [=NPCs=]
same race, some individuals are concerned, the Companions guild has bigger and more muscular than others. Farkas, one a member of the warriors of the Circle. [[AdventureGuild Companions]], is a big Nord with a claymore and [[spoiler:can turn into a werewolf]], but is quite gentle when not out on a mission. Some of the blacksmiths would also qualify, such as Balimund in Riften. This is a logical TruthInTelevision since blacksmithing requires great patience and provides a hell of an upper-body workout.
27th Jun '17 1:04:54 PM Dracis
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* Chien-Po from ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'' is soft-spoken and loves to eat more than anything, but his strength comes in handy when needed. He's even a bit of a CuddleBug, too.

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* Chien-Po from ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'' is soft-spoken and loves to eat more than anything, but his strength comes in handy when needed.StoutStrength is such that he can lift the weight of several fellow soldiers ''and'' a horse, all at once. He's even a bit of a CuddleBug, too.
27th Jun '17 6:37:41 AM JohnnyV
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* ''Webcomic/CurseQuest'': Mogarth, when not in battle, is very much this. In his first conversation with the Walrus and Requiem he zoned out and acted like a dork.

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* ''Webcomic/CurseQuest'': Mogarth, when not in battle, is very much this. In his first conversation with the Walrus and Requiem he zoned out and acted like a dork.
26th Jun '17 7:35:22 AM JohnnyV
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* ''Webcomic/CurseQuest'': Mogarth, when not in battle, is very much this. In his first conversation with the Walrus and Requiem he zoned out and acted like a dork.
21st Jun '17 9:20:00 PM JapaneseTeeth
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* Tionishia from ''Manga/DailyLifeWithMonsterGirl'' is an eight-foot-tall ogre girl who also happens to be the friendliest and most personable member of her team, despite being their primary muscle. There's even an entire chapter devoted to her "calming aura", which all but sucks the stress and/or anger out of anyone spending time with her.
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