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21st Sep '17 10:09:09 PM ultimomant
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* In ''Series/TheOrville'', Alara Kitan's race, Xeylayans, come from a high gravity world. In Earth-like conditions, they can smash through concrete and make great leaps.

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* In ''Series/TheOrville'', Alara Kitan's race, Xeylayans, Xelayans, come from a high gravity world. In Earth-like conditions, they can smash through concrete and make great leaps.
11th Sep '17 12:12:51 PM ultimomant
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* In ''Series/TheOrville'', Alara Kitan's race, Xeylayans, come from a high gravity world. In Earth-like conditions, they can smash through concrete and make great leaps.
24th Jun '17 2:24:40 PM Xtifr
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* The setting of Creator/AnneMcCaffrey's ''Literature/PlanetPirates'' series and ''Dinosaur Planet'' series may actually be the TropeNamer. The genetically-enhanced Heavyworlders, due to their history, resent and distrust "lightweights" to the point of being open to manipulative propoganda and conspiracy theories by the titular criminals. In [[{{Veganopia}} a greater society of near-universal vegetarians]], they also have to eat meat due to their altered metabolism.

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* The setting of Creator/AnneMcCaffrey's ''Literature/PlanetPirates'' series and ''Dinosaur Planet'' ''Literature/DinosaurPlanet'' series may actually be the TropeNamer. The genetically-enhanced Heavyworlders, due to their history, resent and distrust "lightweights" to the point of being open to manipulative propoganda and conspiracy theories by the titular criminals. In [[{{Veganopia}} a greater society of near-universal vegetarians]], they also have to eat meat due to their altered metabolism.
24th Jun '17 1:32:55 AM FarseerLolotea
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* In ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' the pacifistic Pemalites and their android servants the Chee hail from a world with gravity four times that of Earth. As you'd expect, they're very powerful by human standards. While the Pemalites are extinct and we don't know how well they followed the trope, the Chee, being robots, are incredibly strong and incredibly fast. Erek is so fast that he can get from his inland house to several miles out into the ocean and several ''thousand'' miles deep in less than an hour. In their more bitter moments, the Animorphs frequently lament the fact that, if the Pemalies would have just reprogrammed the Chee's violence prohibition, they might not be extinct and the Yeerks would done over in a week.
* The setting of Creator/AnneMcCaffrey's ''Literature/PlanetPirates'' series and ''Literature/DinosaurPlanet'' series may actually be the TropeNamer. The genetically-enhanced Heavyworlders, due to their history, resent and distrust "lightweights" to the point of being open to manipulative propoganda and conspiracy theories by the titular criminals. In [[{{Veganopia}} a greater society of near-universal vegetarians]], they also have to eat meat due to their altered metabolism.

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* In ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' the pacifistic Pemalites and their android servants the Chee hail from a world with gravity four times that of Earth. As you'd expect, they're very powerful by human standards. While the Pemalites are extinct and we don't know how well they followed the trope, the Chee, being robots, are incredibly strong and incredibly fast. Erek is so fast that he can get from his inland house to several miles out into the ocean and several ''thousand'' miles deep in less than an hour. In their more bitter moments, the Animorphs frequently lament the fact that, if the Pemalies Pemalites would have just reprogrammed the Chee's violence prohibition, they might not be extinct and the Yeerks would done over in a week.
* The setting of Creator/AnneMcCaffrey's ''Literature/PlanetPirates'' series and ''Literature/DinosaurPlanet'' ''Dinosaur Planet'' series may actually be the TropeNamer. The genetically-enhanced Heavyworlders, due to their history, resent and distrust "lightweights" to the point of being open to manipulative propoganda and conspiracy theories by the titular criminals. In [[{{Veganopia}} a greater society of near-universal vegetarians]], they also have to eat meat due to their altered metabolism.



* Reconstructed and downplayed in ''The Right Hand of Dextra'': While Dextra's gravity isn't ''that'' much higher, the protagonist speculates that the colonists' descendants will be Heavyworlders, albeit a more realistic take on the idea (short, stocky, and thick-limbed). [[spoiler:At that point, however, he wasn't counting on people [[WasOnceAMan mutating themselves]] into [[OurCentaursAreDifferent centaurs]].]]

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* Reconstructed and downplayed in ''The Right Hand of Dextra'': While Dextra's gravity isn't ''that'' much higher, higher (the real challenge is the MirrorChemistry), the protagonist speculates that the colonists' descendants will be Heavyworlders, albeit a more realistic take on the idea (short, stocky, and thick-limbed). [[spoiler:At that point, however, he wasn't counting on people [[WasOnceAMan mutating themselves]] into [[OurCentaursAreDifferent centaurs]].]]
30th May '17 4:01:37 PM Adeon
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** The most extreme is probably Thandi Palane who comes from a very high gravity world that did it's own share of genetic engineering. One character actually notes that for a non-intelligent animal the changes would probably be extreme enough for them to be considered a separate species. The book also discusses the pros and cons of her genetics. She's incredibly strong but her density is high enough that she can't swim without help and while she has great endurance she needs to eat a LOT of food and will starve much faster than most people if she doesn't get enough.
14th Apr '17 9:27:23 PM Theriocephalus
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* ''Literature/AllTomorrows'': The Lopsiders were an...
[[BodyHorror unusual]] take on this trope, having been genetically modified from human stock by the [[AbusivePrecursors Qu]] for life on a high gravity world by being made flat and flounder-like, crawling along on paddle-like limbs and with their sensory organs crowded on one side of their face.

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* ''Literature/AllTomorrows'': The Lopsiders were an...
an... [[BodyHorror unusual]] take on this trope, having been genetically modified from human stock by the [[AbusivePrecursors Qu]] for life on a high gravity world by being made flat and flounder-like, crawling along on paddle-like limbs and with their sensory organs crowded on one side of their face.
9th Apr '17 5:54:52 PM ultimomant
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** Frequent foes of the Legion are the humanoid Khunds.
** Supervillain The Persuader from is a normal human, but has incredible strength from being born and raised on a high-gravity world.

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** Frequent foes of the Legion are the humanoid Khunds.
Khunds, who hail from a high gravity world.
** Supervillain The Persuader from is a normal human, but has incredible strength from being born and raised on a high-gravity world.
16th Feb '17 7:15:40 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* ''ComicBook/BuckGodotZapGunForHire'' is a Hoffmannite, from a violent race of large Heavyworlders who call normal humans "jellybones" and are prone to AttackHello. Hoffmanites aren't noticeably shorter than regular humans and appear quite obese...but it turns out the bulk is all muscle. They were also genetically engineered by a team that thought that making a sub-race of centaurs was a good idea.

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* ''ComicBook/BuckGodotZapGunForHire'' is a Hoffmannite, from a violent race of large Heavyworlders who call normal humans "jellybones" and are prone to AttackHello. Hoffmanites aren't noticeably shorter than regular humans and appear quite obese... but it turns out the bulk is all muscle. They were also genetically engineered by a team that thought that making a sub-race of centaurs was a good idea.



* The setting of Creator/AnneMcCaffrey's ''Literature/PlanetPirates'' series and ''Dinosaur Planet'' series may actually be the TropeNamer. The genetically-enhanced Heavyworlders, due to their history, resent and distrust "lightweights" to the point of being open to manipulative propoganda and conspiracy theories by the titular criminals. In [[{{Veganopia}} a greater society of near-universal vegetarians]], they also have to eat meat due to their altered metabolism.

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* The setting of Creator/AnneMcCaffrey's ''Literature/PlanetPirates'' series and ''Dinosaur Planet'' ''Literature/DinosaurPlanet'' series may actually be the TropeNamer. The genetically-enhanced Heavyworlders, due to their history, resent and distrust "lightweights" to the point of being open to manipulative propoganda and conspiracy theories by the titular criminals. In [[{{Veganopia}} a greater society of near-universal vegetarians]], they also have to eat meat due to their altered metabolism.



* The people of Lusus, a very massive planet and industrial powerhouse with its settlements buried underground (called Hives and many of them [[WretchedHive fitting the description]]), are described as being rather short, rather stout, and very strong in Creator/DanSimmons' ''Literature/HyperionCantos''. This includes Brawne Lamia, a PrivateDetective from Lusus who fell in love with a clone/reconstruction of Creator/JohnKeats who had lost his memory...and long story short, that's how she ends up one of the main characters of the first novel.

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* The people of Lusus, a very massive planet and industrial powerhouse with its settlements buried underground (called Hives and many of them [[WretchedHive fitting the description]]), are described as being rather short, rather stout, and very strong in Creator/DanSimmons' ''Literature/HyperionCantos''. This includes Brawne Lamia, a PrivateDetective from Lusus who fell in love with a clone/reconstruction of Creator/JohnKeats who had lost his memory... and long story short, that's how she ends up one of the main characters of the first novel.



* ''Literature/AllTomorrows'': The Lopsiders were an... [[BodyHorror unusual]] take on this trope, having been genetically modified from human stock by the [[AbusivePrecursors Qu]] for life on a high gravity world by being made flat and flounder-like, crawling along on paddle-like limbs and with their sensory organs crowded on one side of their face.

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* ''Literature/AllTomorrows'': The Lopsiders were an...an...
[[BodyHorror unusual]] take on this trope, having been genetically modified from human stock by the [[AbusivePrecursors Qu]] for life on a high gravity world by being made flat and flounder-like, crawling along on paddle-like limbs and with their sensory organs crowded on one side of their face.
15th Jan '17 11:39:16 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** He's also much shorter than the green-skinned [[MultiArmedAndDangerous Tharks]], although he's the same size as the local humans. His SuperStrength isn't shown much, although he easily breaks through the first chains that the Tharks put him in. Being GenreSavvy, they put him in heavier chains and attach them to a huge rock. Carter manages to throw the rock.

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** He's also much shorter than the green-skinned [[MultiArmedAndDangerous Tharks]], although he's the same size as the local humans. His SuperStrength isn't shown much, although he easily breaks through the first chains that the Tharks put him in. Being GenreSavvy, they They put him in heavier chains and attach them to a huge rock. Carter manages to throw the rock.
14th Jan '17 9:17:53 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* In ''Literature/TheExpanse'' (both the book series and [[Series/TheExpanse its TV adaptation]]), humans raised on Earth are heavyworlders by default compared to those who grew up on Mars or on colonies in the asteroid belt. The trade-off is that Earthers also require more food and oxygen. It's most pronounced with Amos and Alex; while they look similar in size, Alex (a native Martian) isn't able to lift Amos (an Earther) because he is physically weaker and because the Earther is denser than he is.


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* A variant of this can be seen in people who grew up in places located at high latitudes. While the gravity is the same, the air is substantially thinner, meaning that people raised to breathe this air as normal often have heightened stamina when closer to sea level. This is part of the reason why mountainous East Africa (especially UsefulNotes/{{Kenya}}) is famous for its long-distance runners, and why the United States' first Olympic Training Center was established in Colorado Springs (at 6,035 feet above sea level, one of the highest-altitude major cities in the US).
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