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19th Jun '16 5:28:33 PM nighttrainfm
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* Like Superman, ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' has the Saiyans from Planet Vegeta, with gravity 10x that of Earth. The saiyans also routinely train in high-gravity chambers, with Vegeta once turning it up to ''450 G''. This was used hilariously when a lower level EliteMook in the beginning of the Buu saga challenged the Saiyans, thinking that changing the environment to ''his'' home planet, which had 10 times Earth's gravity, would give him a sizable advantage. ''Boy'' [[CurbStompBattle was he wrong]].

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* Like Superman, ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' has the ''Anime/DragonBallZ'':
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Saiyans hail from Planet Vegeta, with gravity 10x that of Earth. The saiyans Goku and Vegeta also routinely train in high-gravity chambers, with Vegeta once turning it up to ''450 G''. This was used hilariously when a lower level EliteMook in the beginning of the Buu saga challenged the Saiyans, thinking that changing the environment to ''his'' home planet, which had 10 times Earth's gravity, would give him a sizable advantage. ''Boy'' [[CurbStompBattle was he wrong]].



::The series also gets around the whole issue of Heavyworlders logically being short by having the Saiyans be invaders who originally evolved on ''another'' planet, which presumably had gravity to closer to ours. Indeed, Planet Vegeta's original inhabitants ''were'' noticeably smaller than humans.

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::The ** The series also gets around the whole issue of Heavyworlders logically being short by having the Saiyans be invaders who originally evolved on ''another'' planet, which presumably had gravity to closer to ours. Indeed, Planet Vegeta's original inhabitants ''were'' noticeably smaller than humans.
5th May '16 11:47:28 PM PaulA
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* Creator/AnneMcCaffrey's "Planet Pirates" series (''Dinosaur Planet'', etc.) may actually be the TropeNamer. The genetically-enhanced [[InvokedTrope 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 "Planet Pirates" ''Literature/PlanetPirates'' series (''Dinosaur Planet'', etc.) and ''Dinosaur Planet'' series may actually be the TropeNamer. The genetically-enhanced [[InvokedTrope Heavyworlders]], 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.
20th Mar '16 6:29:52 AM Tron80
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' has two prominent examples that ended up going in very different directions. One group of Heavyworlders adapted to their environment by bulking up (and up, and up) at the expense of culture and brainpower, developing into the abhuman [[OurOgresAreHungrier Ogryns]]. Meanwhile the settlers of the high-gravity worlds near the galactic core gradually became shorter and stouter, developing into [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame the Squats]].

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' has two several prominent examples that ended up going in very different directions. directions:
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One group of Heavyworlders adapted to their environment by bulking up (and up, and up) at the expense of culture and brainpower, developing into the abhuman [[OurOgresAreHungrier Ogryns]]. Ogryns]].
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Meanwhile the settlers of the high-gravity worlds near the galactic core gradually became shorter and stouter, developing into [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame the Squats]].
19th Mar '16 6:35:36 PM kikiandlala
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* In ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', the Ewoks are a lot weaker than humans, not just because they're small but also because Endor is a low-G moon. This shows up more in the Ewoks TV special/movie where a 30' giant appears and can move around without suffocating under its own weight.
10th Mar '16 8:12:16 PM ultimomant
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* The ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' episode "Jack and the Flying Prince and Princess" had a prince and princess from another planet crash land on Earth. As their home world had lighter gravity, they could barely move in Earth's gravity and needed Jack's help to survive. Then near the end, they managed to use a device to change the surrounding area to their home world's gravity. Unused to it, the mooks helplessly flopped around, while the prince and princess picked them apart, demonstrating great speed and strength.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' episode "Jack and the Flying Prince and Princess" had a prince and princess from another planet crash land on Earth. As their home world had lighter gravity, they could barely move in Earth's gravity and needed Jack's help to survive. Then near the end, they managed to use a device to change the surrounding area to their home world's gravity. Unused to it, the mooks helplessly flopped around, around and flew through the air whenever they tried to move, while the prince and princess picked them apart, demonstrating great speed and strength.
7th Mar '16 9:48:01 AM WhosAsking
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** The ''Literature/{{Lensman}}'' series featured a company of Valerians, the next-millennium descendants of Dutch colonists on a high-gravity world, serving in the Space Marines of the [[BadAssArmy Galactic Patrol]]. In close quarters, their WeaponOfChoice was the [[RecycledInSpace space]]-[[AnAxeToGrind axe]], essentially a solid-metal combination axe and warhammer pragmatically adapted for zero-G [[InertialDampening and inertialess]] combat.

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** The ''Literature/{{Lensman}}'' series featured a company of Valerians, the next-millennium descendants of Dutch colonists on a high-gravity world, world (the ''g'' of Valeria is 27 m/s^2, nearly triple the 9.8m/s^2 of earth), serving in the Space Marines of the [[BadAssArmy Galactic Patrol]]. In close quarters, their WeaponOfChoice was the [[RecycledInSpace space]]-[[AnAxeToGrind axe]], essentially a solid-metal combination axe and warhammer pragmatically adapted for zero-G [[InertialDampening and inertialess]] combat.combat in a universe [[KineticWeaponsAreJustBetter where force fields can't handle the "slow" but lethal implement]].
29th Feb '16 3:28:17 PM ultimomant
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* Tug-Mug from ''WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats}}''.

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* Tug-Mug from ''WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats}}''.''WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats}}'' is strong enough to make incredible leaps and snap the Sword of Omens itself due to growing up on a high gravity world.



* {{Creator/Filmation}}'s version of ''[[WesternAnimation/FlashGordon Flash Gordon]]'' claims that Mongo's gravity is a bit lighter than Earth's, so humans are stronger there than on Earth. Flash mentions this to encourage Dale when she has to jump across a wide gap to safety.

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* {{Creator/Filmation}}'s version of ''[[WesternAnimation/FlashGordon Flash Gordon]]'' ''WesternAnimation/FlashGordon'' claims that Mongo's gravity is a bit lighter than Earth's, so humans are stronger there than on Earth. Flash mentions this to encourage Dale when she has to jump across a wide gap to safety.


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* The ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' episode "Jack and the Flying Prince and Princess" had a prince and princess from another planet crash land on Earth. As their home world had lighter gravity, they could barely move in Earth's gravity and needed Jack's help to survive. Then near the end, they managed to use a device to change the surrounding area to their home world's gravity. Unused to it, the mooks helplessly flopped around, while the prince and princess picked them apart, demonstrating great speed and strength.
19th Feb '16 1:35:11 PM thatother1dude
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* Gems in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' are an artificial race meant to travel all over space. On ability of their is automatically and immediately adjusting to a planet's gravity, [[DefiedTrope so they'll have the same strength and movement wherever they are]]. They also have SuperStrength, but that's totally separate.

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* Gems in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' are an artificial race meant to travel all over space. On One ability of their is automatically and immediately adjusting to a planet's gravity, [[DefiedTrope so they'll have the same strength and movement wherever they are]]. They also have SuperStrength, but that's totally separate.
29th Jan '16 9:31:52 PM Kurogane7
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* The Cabal of ''{{VideoGame/Destiny}}'' are such people; they are so adapted to their own worlds that they have to wear specially-pressurized suits just to survive on Mars.
21st Jan '16 10:01:00 AM DarkStarling
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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 tend towards the "big and portly" -type, but 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 tend towards aren't noticeably shorter than regular humans and appear quite obese...but it turns out the "big and portly" -type, but they 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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