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20th Aug '16 10:31:08 AM Gerusz
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* Everything not from a {{Deathworld}} in ''WebOriginal/TheJenkinsverse''. Which is basically ''every spacefaring sentient being'' in the galaxy. Humans living among other races have to be extremely cautious, because a friendly slap on the back could kill most aliens.
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11th Aug '16 3:27:59 PM Ikibrod9000
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* The ktrit'zal in ''Literature/JunctionPoint''. Their homeworld has five times the surface gravity of Earth, and they are appropriately squat quadrupeds. Liu mentions that Rudak's arms are nearly as thick as her torso, and apparently females are even ''bigger''.
6th Aug '16 12:31:07 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* According to ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'''s [[AllThereInTheManual official data]], The Covenant has a few Heavyworlders in its ranks. The Sangheili/Elite homeworld Sanghelios has 1.375G, Doisac (the Jiralhanae/Brute homeworld) has 2.1G, and the Yanme'e/Drones call Palamok, with 2.2G, their home. Fittingly, all three races are quite physically strong -- Elites & Brutes can match [[SuperSoldier Spartans]] in close combat, and Drones are strong enough to lift full-grown armored human marines into the air.
** Te, the Lekgolo/Hunter homeworld, has ''4''G. Appropriately, the Lekgolo are actually small wormlike creatures that live in massive colonies.

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* According to ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'''s [[AllThereInTheManual official data]], The the Covenant has a few Heavyworlders in its ranks. The Sangheili/Elite homeworld Sanghelios has 1.375G, Doisac (the Jiralhanae/Brute homeworld) has 2.1G, and the Yanme'e/Drones call Palamok, with 2.2G, their home. Fittingly, all three races are quite physically strong -- Elites & Brutes can match [[SuperSoldier Spartans]] in close combat, and Drones are strong enough to lift full-grown armored human marines into the air.
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air. Additionally, Te (the Lekgolo/Hunter homeworld, homeworld) has ''4''G. Appropriately, the Lekgolo are actually small wormlike creatures that live in massive colonies.
5th Aug '16 12:44:07 AM PaulA
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* Implied to be true of the Jenoine, from the Literature/{{Dragaera}} series, as they have sturdy, heavily-muscled bodies and the world on which they imprison their captives in ''Issola'' has higher gravity than Vlad and his friends are used to. Only an implication, because it's unclear whether the prison-world in question is the Jenoine's native habitat, or if its higher gravity is just a coincidence.

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* Implied to be true of the Jenoine, from the Literature/{{Dragaera}} series, as they have sturdy, heavily-muscled bodies and the world on which they imprison their captives in ''Issola'' ''Literature/{{Issola}}'' has higher gravity than Vlad and his friends are used to. Only an implication, because it's unclear whether the prison-world in question is the Jenoine's native habitat, or if its higher gravity is just a coincidence.
23rd Jul '16 7:20:01 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 [[MalevolentPrecursors 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... [[BodyHorror unusual]] take on this trope, having been genetically modified from human stock by the [[MalevolentPrecursors [[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 Striders were genetically modified from human ancestors by the [[AbusivePrecursors Qu]] for life on a moon with one-fifth Earth gravity, being reduced to animalistic intelligence in the process and being given grotesquely elongated limbs and necks, becoming giraffe-like browsers of their world's skyscraper-high trees.
23rd Jul '16 7:15:13 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 [[MalevolentPrecursors 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.
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.
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