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5th Feb '18 9:18:55 PM MagnusForce
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** Godzilla's son has grown to this in ''Film/GodzillaVsDestoroyah''. Although he's now 40 meters tall, Godzilla Junior is a lot more mellow than his dad towards humans and has a sort of friendship with Miki Saegusa.


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* The eponymous giant gorilla of ''Film/MightyJoeYoung'' is even gentler than Kong whom he's based on.


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* The [[Franchise/UltraSeries Ultramen]], who are 40-60 meter tall alien giants composed of [[LightIsGood light]] and have dedicated themselves to protecting humanity from {{kaiju}} and evil aliens. Occasionally, some of the kaiju can be this, which in that case, the Ultras will usually have to assist them somehow.
1st Feb '18 1:53:25 PM Godzillawolf
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* ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'':
** Fauna Luster's true form is so huge that she's larger than the ''universe''...and she's also Empathy Personified and loves literally every living thing in existence. [[BewareTheNiceOnes Just don't do something to legitimately tick her off]].
** Dark World!Spike is a fully grown dragon and as massive as that implies, but he's still ''Spike'', and one of the most gentle dragons on the planet. He's more than willing to fight for a good cause and definitely dangerous if he does, but he'd prefer just being a good friend.
* In ''Fanfic/TheBridge'':
** Godzilla Junior is this so long as lives aren't in jeopardy, in a sharp contrast to his father and grandfather. This was because he was raised with love by Azusa and then mentored by the likewise human loving Kong.
** Mothra Lea is as Mothra, her being this when not in combat is kind of a given.
1st Feb '18 12:41:54 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* John Coffey from ''Literature/TheGreenMile'' is the quintessential example of this trope, in both book and as portrayed by Michael Clarke Duncan in [[Film/TheGreenMile the movie]].

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* John Coffey from ''Literature/TheGreenMile'' ''Film/TheGreenMile'' is the a quintessential example of this trope, in both book and as portrayed trope. He is a messianic figure played by Michael Clarke Duncan in [[Film/TheGreenMile the movie]].Duncan, with camera tricks to make him look even larger.



* Harry Dresden is, by his own description, NBA tall, being just not far short of 7 feet tall. He's also a total dork, a massive nerd and a FriendToAllChildren. When all is said and done, he's happiest hanging out with his friends or researching the Art (magic). He's also one of the most powerful Wizards on the planet with a [[PlayingWithFire penchant for fire magic]] who can handle himself in a fight without magic and has been scrapping with Dark Wizards and supernatural monsters since he was a teenager. And like his fictional idol, Spider-Man, if you make him angry, really, properly ''furious'', something best achieved by hurting women, children or someone he cares about, you can kiss your ass goodbye. Unlike Spidey, he has absolutely no problem with killing, if the situation warrants it, extending [[spoiler: right the way up to full blown ''genocide'']]. In fact, of all the people who've crossed him, it would be considerably quicker to list those that survived the experience...

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Harry Dresden is, by his own description, NBA tall, being just not far short of 7 feet tall. He's also a total dork, a massive nerd and a FriendToAllChildren. When all is said and done, he's happiest hanging out with his friends or researching the Art (magic). He's also one of the most powerful Wizards on the planet with a [[PlayingWithFire penchant for fire magic]] who can handle himself in a fight without magic and has been scrapping with Dark Wizards and supernatural monsters since he was a teenager. And like his fictional idol, Spider-Man, if you make him angry, really, properly ''furious'', something best achieved by hurting women, children or someone he cares about, you can kiss your ass goodbye. Unlike Spidey, he has absolutely no problem with killing, if the situation warrants it, extending [[spoiler: right the way up to full blown ''genocide'']]. In fact, of all the people who've crossed him, it would be considerably quicker to list those that survived the experience...



* Rubeus Hagrid from the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' books[[labelnote:*]][[CompletelyMissingThePoint Although he's only half giant.]][[/labelnote]]. [[BerserkButton Unless you insult Dumbledore, Harry, or anybody else he cares for]].

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* Rubeus Hagrid from the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' books[[labelnote:*]][[CompletelyMissingThePoint Although he's only half giant.]][[/labelnote]]. books
** Rubeus Hagrid is a kindly half-gaint, though he'll get angry
[[BerserkButton Unless if you insult Dumbledore, Harry, or anybody else he cares for]].



* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', Hodor is almost seven feet tall but has the mind of a young child. He's timid, frightened easily, and completely incapable of defending himself.

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Hodor is almost seven feet tall but has the mind of a young child. He's timid, frightened easily, and completely incapable of defending himself.



** 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. Not so gentle.
** Played with concerning Sandor Clegane, who at first seems to be a ''relatively'' smaller and ''slightly'' more sociable version of his brother... and who turns out to be capable of surprisingly gentle actions towards [[BodyguardCrush Sansa Stark]], including actually saving her life. [[ZigZaggingTrope Not that it stops him]] from being a complete jerk, and that's putting it mildly.



* The Ogier in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' books are an entire race of gentle giants, though [[spoiler:not those in the service of the Seanchan.]]

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The Ogier in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' books are an entire race of gentle giants, though [[spoiler:not those in the service of the Seanchan.]]



* In Ken Follet's novel ''World Without End'', Mark Webber, the Kingsbridge weaver, is regularly described as a gentle giant.

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* In Ken Follet's novel ''World Without End'', ''Literature/WorldWithoutEnd'', Mark Webber, the Kingsbridge weaver, is regularly described as a gentle giant.


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* ''Literature/RedCountry'': Subverted by Lamb. Shy notes that the hulking man may be the most timid and cowardly person she's ever met. He spends all his efforts working the farm and being a tender ParentalSubstitute for her and her young siblings. However, it turns out that [[spoiler:he's actually a retired Logen Ninefingers, the most violent and bloodthirsty bastard in the North, and perhaps the whole world. When circumstances turn desperate, he reveals that he can and will kill anything that moves]].
27th Jan '18 9:24:13 AM DaibhidC
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** Ludmilla Cake in ''Discworld/ReaperMan'', a rather diffident [[WolfMan Wolf Woman]] who even in human form appears to be built to a larger scale than everyone else and is described as one of those people who goes through life in a crouch in case they're accidentally looming at people.
27th Jan '18 8:37:25 AM DaibhidC
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* In the "Unsinkable" storyline of ''Webcomic/SkinHorse'', [[spoiler: Rhodey the Sea Serpent]] turns out to be this. [[spoiler: It seems to be in battle with the setting's superhero team, but it's only defending itself, and it turns out AG-I waited until the nationwide WeirdnessCensor kicked in before attacking it because otherwise the nearby town would have been ''horrified'' that someone was trying to take out their beloved town mascot]].
25th Jan '18 3:34:41 PM Jessicastarbunny
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25th Jan '18 3:34:36 PM Jessicastarbunny
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* Strongmen Take this up to eleven : while strongmen come in various sizes (the lightest strongwomen are incredibly powerful compared to normal people) the absolute top tier are almost all ENORMOUS (the smallest winner of worlds strongest man being 6ft1 and 270lbs and most modern strongmen averaging at about 6ft4 and 330lbs)and unimaginably powerful (to put into perspective the average deadlift for a high level WSM competitor is 400kg (880lbs) and more. Strongman as a whole is a sport that is known by many as being the most welcoming friendly and open minded of all strength sports and virtually every strongman you meet will be a gentle giant (and often a genius bruiser) of the highest order, to the point they CHEER THEIR COMPETITORS ON.
20th Jan '18 9:42:47 PM SeizureFerret
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** Unlike their terrible power in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', Tarantula Hawk wasps are two inch long docile nectar-sippers[[note]]They hunt tarantulas for their baby to feed on. It avoids eating anything important first to make sure it's meal lasts.[[/note]] and only the female stings when threatened. They only need to sting once because it will hurt and it hurts '''bad'''.

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** Unlike their terrible power in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', Tarantula Hawk wasps are two inch long docile nectar-sippers[[note]]They hunt tarantulas for their baby to feed on. It avoids eating anything important first to make sure it's its meal lasts.[[/note]] and only the female stings when threatened. They only need to sting once because it will hurt and it hurts '''bad'''.
12th Jan '18 9:09:08 PM erforce
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* ''Comicbook/XMen'':

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** Colossus is also on the good guys' side. ''Film/{{Deadpool}}'' in particular plays up both the "gentle" and "giant" sides of the equation.

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** Colossus is also on the good guys' side. ''Film/{{Deadpool}}'' ''Film/Deadpool2016'' in particular plays up both the "gentle" and "giant" sides of the equation.
8th Jan '18 3:39:51 PM Gamermaster
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* [[TheQuietOne Zafira]] of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''. A huge WolfMan, and, if Vivio and Hayate are to be believed in [[FourthWallMailSlot the third Megami Sound Stage]], someone who's really good with children. Considering the fact that he helps babysit Vivio in the anime, that's not hard to believe and as the Yagami family-centric M4 [[AudioAdaptation Sound Stage]] shows, he spends his free time playing around with the neighborhood kids and teaching them magic or martial arts. This is also the only time he's out of his wolf form after he joined [[TheFederation the TSAB]].

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* [[TheQuietOne Zafira]] of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''.''Franchise/LyricalNanoha''. A huge WolfMan, and, if Vivio and Hayate are to be believed in [[FourthWallMailSlot the third Megami Sound Stage]], someone who's really good with children. Considering the fact that he helps babysit Vivio in the anime, that's not hard to believe and as the Yagami family-centric M4 [[AudioAdaptation Sound Stage]] shows, he spends his free time playing around with the neighborhood kids and teaching them magic or martial arts.arts (formally opening up a children's dojo by the time of ''[=ViVid=]''). This is also the only time he's out of his wolf form after he joined [[TheFederation the TSAB]].
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