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26th Aug '16 1:23:08 AM tsstevens
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* In Creator/StephenKing's ''Literature/TheStand'' there is the character of Tom Cullen: a big, strong, friendly man with a mild case of mental retardation. Tom is so gentle that he would never dream of commiting violence, and possesses a child-like sense of innocence and wonder.

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* In Creator/StephenKing's ''Literature/TheStand'' there is the character of Tom Cullen: a big, strong, friendly man with a mild case of mental retardation.disability. Tom is so gentle that he would never dream of commiting violence, and possesses a child-like sense of innocence and wonder.



** Subverted in ''Metamorphosis''. The Circus Giant everybody thought was mentally retarded and a gentle soul, was actually highly intelligent and a cold-blooded murderer.

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** Subverted in ''Metamorphosis''. The Circus Giant everybody thought was mentally retarded handicapped and a gentle soul, was actually highly intelligent and a cold-blooded murderer.
15th Aug '16 7:39:10 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''VideoGame/HaloReach'': Jorge, the huge SPARTAN-II member of the team, is also the nicest and most amicable member of the group, especially towards civilians. He's also the TeamDad. Played with in that he's still a [[BewareTheNiceOnes killing machine.]]
** Stands also as a commentary on the differences between [=SPARTAN-IIs=] and [=IIIs=]. While Jorge is clearly regarded as the most dangerous and toughest soldier in Noble Team, he is also the most clearly emotionally stable, and shows the most humanity. The [=SPARTAN IIIs=] are all a little off, especially [[BloodKnight Emile]].
** Spartan Is, [=IIs=], [=IIIs=] and [=IVs=] came come off as gentle giants, as long as you're not covenant trying to destroy or take over their planets.

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
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''VideoGame/HaloReach'': Jorge, the huge SPARTAN-II member of the team, is also the nicest and most amicable member of the group, especially towards civilians. He's also the TeamDad. Played with in that he's still a [[BewareTheNiceOnes killing machine.]]
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]] This stands also as a commentary on the differences between [=SPARTAN-IIs=] [=Spartan-IIs=] and [=IIIs=]. While Jorge is clearly regarded as the most dangerous and toughest soldier in Noble Team, he is also the most clearly emotionally stable, and shows the most humanity. The [=SPARTAN IIIs=] [=Spartan-IIIs=] are all a little off, especially [[BloodKnight Emile]].
** Spartan Is, [=IIs=], [=IIIs=] and [=IVs=] came Spartan-[=IIs=] in general come off as as gentle (if rather {{Stoic}}) giants, as long as you're not covenant Covenant trying to destroy or take over their planets.planets, or Insurrectionists trying to overthrow the UNSC.
7th Aug '16 12:10:33 PM nombretomado
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* Nuklon/Atom Smasher in TheDCU started out this way... until he did a brief FaceHeelTurn and [[spoiler:helped Black Adam invade Khandaq, murdering a bunch of people along the way, frequently by stomping on them.]] He's back on the right track, though.

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* Nuklon/Atom Smasher in TheDCU Franchise/TheDCU started out this way... until he did a brief FaceHeelTurn and [[spoiler:helped Black Adam invade Khandaq, murdering a bunch of people along the way, frequently by stomping on them.]] He's back on the right track, though.
5th Aug '16 8:31:20 PM MechWarrior
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** Brienne of Tarth stands at roughly 6'6" and a lean 250-300 lbs, and has a keg-shaped head, a barrel chest with thick, rippling pecs and narrow hips instead of teats and curves, shoulders so wide and heavy with muscle that they are "hunched" under their own weight, a bull neck, and hands and feet so enormous they are comparable to [[WorldsStrongestManGregor Clegane's]] in size and shape. She's also one of the sweetest, most kind-hearted characters in the series, unswervingly loyal, and truly lives up to the ideals of knighthood despite not actually being a knight.

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** Brienne of Tarth stands at roughly 6'6" and a lean 250-300 lbs, and has a keg-shaped head, a barrel chest with thick, rippling pecs and narrow hips instead of teats and curves, shoulders so wide and heavy with muscle that they are "hunched" under their own weight, a bull neck, and hands and feet so enormous they are comparable to [[WorldsStrongestManGregor [[WorldsStrongestMan Gregor Clegane's]] in size and shape. She's also one of the sweetest, most kind-hearted characters in the series, unswervingly loyal, and truly lives up to the ideals of knighthood despite not actually being a knight.
3rd Aug '16 6:08:55 PM schoi30
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* It's often theorized that the biggest plant-eating dinosaurs may have been this. A justified trope in the case of titanic creatures like Sauropods, many of whom were so incredibly huge that they had absolutely no natural enemies whatsoever, meaning that they had no need to be particularly aggressive. Averted with ceratopsians, though, which are usually depicted as being extremely aggressive.

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* It's often theorized that the biggest plant-eating dinosaurs may have been this. A justified trope in the case of titanic creatures like Sauropods, sauropods, many of whom were so incredibly huge that they had absolutely no natural enemies whatsoever, meaning that they had no need to be particularly aggressive. Averted with ceratopsians, though, which are usually depicted as being extremely aggressive.
1st Aug '16 3:46:39 PM Luppercus
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* Shirley in ''''WesternAnimation/ShaunTheSheep'''' is by far the biggest sheep of the flock, yet probably one of the more gentle and inofensive ones.

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* Shirley in ''''WesternAnimation/ShaunTheSheep'''' ''WesternAnimation/ShaunTheSheep'' is by far the biggest sheep of the flock, yet probably one of the more gentle and inofensive ones.
1st Aug '16 3:44:39 PM Luppercus
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* Shirley in ''ShaunTheSheep'' is by far the biggest sheep of the flock, yet probably one of the more gentle and inofensive ones.

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* Shirley in ''ShaunTheSheep'' ''''WesternAnimation/ShaunTheSheep'''' is by far the biggest sheep of the flock, yet probably one of the more gentle and inofensive ones.
1st Aug '16 3:32:45 PM Luppercus
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* Shirley in ''ShaunTheSheep'' is by far the biggest sheep of the flock, yet probably one of the more gentle and inofensive ones.
31st Jul '16 8:40:54 PM M84
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* Mr. Fish from ''Webcomic/ManlyGuysDoingManlyThings'' is even bigger and stronger than the average Gyarados thanks to Jared feeding him well, but he's as docile as a well-trained dog. Though he does still make occasional attempts to eat other Pokemon.
29th Jul '16 2:31:50 AM ACW
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** Inverted with Ser Gregor Clegane. He has the distinction of being the one warrior in Westeros so enormous he has earned the nickname "The Mountain That Rides". In many stories a reader might expect him to fit this trope. Instead, he's noted in-universe as being one of the most violent and evil characters in the entire lore. Even prior to the start of the series, his rap sheet includes murdering a woman's children in front of her, then raping and murdering her with a smile on his face. [[CompleteMonster Not so gentle.]]

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** Inverted with Ser Gregor Clegane. He has the distinction of being the one warrior in Westeros so enormous he has earned the nickname "The Mountain That Rides". In many stories a reader might expect him to fit this trope. Instead, he's noted in-universe as being one of the most violent and evil characters in the entire lore. Even prior to the start of the series, his rap sheet includes murdering a woman's children in front of her, then raping and murdering her with a smile on his face. [[CompleteMonster Not so gentle.]]
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