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* Argo Gulskii from ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam''. He is TheBigGuy of the FiveManBand and relays heavily on brute force when fighting, but outside the ring he's a very calm and honorable BigBrotherMentor towards the group. In fact, Argo is so calm and strong in mind and heart that [[spoiler: he didn't show mental/emotional damage after being BrainwashedAndCrazy via DG Cells.]]
** Commander Yuri Kerane from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamThe08thMSTeam'' is another Gundam example, though not he's not explicitly described as Russian and [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure is a pretty competent commander]] [[AFatherTohisMen who cares about his men]] despite having all the social charm of [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Gaston]]. It's still obvious what the writers were getting at, though. Interestingly, Ginias Sakharin could be considered a complete inversion of this trope, because despite also having implied Russian heritage (his surname), [[{{Bishonen}} his]] [[SissyVillain design]] [[AmbiguouslyGay and mannerisms]] are anything but husky and brutish. [[spoiler: And for even more irony, Ginias actually causes Yuri's death towards the end of the series.]]



* Boris from ''Manga/BlackLagoon''. He also subverts it by being under the orders of a somewhat shorter woman named Balalaika... who, on the other hand, is a {{Magnificent B|astard}}itch as well as a ''very'' powerful DarkActionGirl.
* Simon Brezhnev from ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'' is a giant, [[ScaryBlackMan black]], Russian sushi chef. But he's a sweet guy, really.
** And too modest to admit that he's the only one who can go toe to toe with an enraged Shizuo. The actual chef and owner of the shop is a smaller example, but burly compared to the rest of the cast. It's implied that both of them have seen enough violence in their lives, and [[RetiredBadass don't welcome any more of it]].



* In ''Animation/GuardianFairyMichel'', Ian and his sister are Russians with heavily-built bodies and strong accents.



* Simon Brezhnev from ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'' is a giant, [[ScaryBlackMan black]], Russian sushi chef. But he's a sweet guy, really.
** And too modest to admit that he's the only one who can go toe to toe with an enraged Shizuo. The actual chef and owner of the shop is a smaller example, but burly compared to the rest of the cast. It's implied that both of them have seen enough violence in their lives, and [[RetiredBadass don't welcome any more of it]].
* Boris from ''Manga/BlackLagoon''. He also subverts it by being under the orders of a somewhat shorter woman named Balalaika... who, on the other hand, is a {{Magnificent B|astard}}itch as well as a ''very'' powerful DarkActionGirl.
* In ''Animation/GuardianFairyMichel'', Ian and his sister are Russians with heavily-built bodies and strong accents.

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* Simon Brezhnev Argo Gulskii from ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'' ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam''. He is a giant, [[ScaryBlackMan black]], Russian sushi chef. But TheBigGuy of the FiveManBand and relays heavily on brute force when fighting, but outside the ring he's a sweet guy, really.
** And too modest to admit that he's
very calm and honorable BigBrotherMentor towards the only one who can go toe to toe with an enraged Shizuo. The actual chef and owner of the shop group. In fact, Argo is a smaller example, but burly compared to the rest of the cast. It's implied that both of them have seen enough violence in their lives, and [[RetiredBadass don't welcome any more of it]].
* Boris from ''Manga/BlackLagoon''. He also subverts it by being under the orders of a somewhat shorter woman named Balalaika... who, on the other hand, is a {{Magnificent B|astard}}itch as well as a ''very'' powerful DarkActionGirl.
* In ''Animation/GuardianFairyMichel'', Ian and his sister are Russians with heavily-built bodies
so calm and strong accents.in mind and heart that [[spoiler: he didn't show mental/emotional damage after being BrainwashedAndCrazy via DG Cells.]]
** Commander Yuri Kerane from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamThe08thMSTeam'' is another Gundam example, though not he's not explicitly described as Russian and [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure is a pretty competent commander]] [[AFatherTohisMen who cares about his men]] despite having all the social charm of [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Gaston]]. It's still obvious what the writers were getting at, though. Interestingly, Ginias Sakharin could be considered a complete inversion of this trope, because despite also having implied Russian heritage (his surname), [[{{Bishonen}} his]] [[SissyVillain design]] [[AmbiguouslyGay and mannerisms]] are anything but husky and brutish. [[spoiler: And for even more irony, Ginias actually causes Yuri's death towards the end of the series.]]



* Piotr "Peter" Rasputin aka Colossus in ''ComicBook/XMen'', and unlike most of the trope examples, he's an art student and fairly intelligent.
** Also, aside from the spattering of Russian words that some writers (notably Creator/ChrisClaremont) liked to spatter into his dialogue, Colossus speaks English with an American accent, thanks to being taught the language telepathically (this detail is easy to miss, which is why he speaks with a Russian accent in the cartoons).
* The Russian from ''ComicBook/ThePunisher'', although the comic book version was a truly over-the-top version... even when he got [[GagBoobs huge breasts]]. He's a big, ''big'' man with inhuman physical might -- and a near-total invulnerability to harm.
* Red Scare from ''WesternAnimation/TheTick''
* The [[ComicBook/IronMan Titanium Man]], Boris Bullski, is a pretty large commie under all that armor, measuring in at 7'1" without the suit (the armor itself is 8'9"), and he's strong enough to use the armor ''without powered controls''. The second Titanium Man, however, somewhat subverted the trope, as that armor was built and operated by Kondrati Topolov, the Gremlin. A DepravedDwarf, Topolov measured in at 4'8", while his armor was the same height as Bullski's.
** Like Titanium Man, most of the people inside the Crimson Dynamo armor have been slow witted behemoths.
* Mongu (Boris Monguski) subverted the stereotype by actually being a smaller man inside a set of PoweredArmor that ''looked'' like a barbaric giant, which was ultimately trashed by the [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk Hulk]]. Years later an ''actual'' barbarian [[NamesTheSame named Mongu]] would show up, though as he hailed from another dimension he had no ties to Russia.
* ''Franchise/{{Spider Man}}''
** Most versions of Kraven the Hunter; in the original comics, Sergei Kravinoff could wrestle a lion in his sleep even without the mystic potions and herbs he uses when officially on the hunt. His son Aloysha, on the other hand, once knocked out the Rhino with one blow. Again, though, Kraven and his sons all used what amounted to herbal steroids to achieve this level of power.
** It rarely gets acknowledged, but the Rhino himself (real name Aleksei Mikhailovich Sytsevich) is a Russian imigrant, and also an example.
* Kyuzo from ''The Red Star'', Maya's bodyguard.
* "Love Sausage" from ''ComicBook/TheBoys''.
* In the Marvel universe, a mutant named Mikhail Uriokovitch Ursus, also known as Ursa Major. As if he wasn't already big, muscular and a great fighter, he can transform into a bear, with super strength and endurance. He's also actually pretty smart, too.

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* ''Franchise/MarvelUniverse'':
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Piotr "Peter" Rasputin aka Colossus in ''ComicBook/XMen'', and unlike most of the trope examples, he's an art student and fairly intelligent.
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intelligent. Also, aside from the spattering of Russian words that some writers (notably Creator/ChrisClaremont) liked to spatter into his dialogue, Colossus speaks English with an American accent, thanks to being taught the language telepathically (this detail is easy to miss, which is why he speaks with a Russian accent in the cartoons).
* ** The Russian from ''ComicBook/ThePunisher'', although the comic book version was a truly over-the-top version... even when he got [[GagBoobs huge breasts]]. He's a big, ''big'' man with inhuman physical might -- and a near-total invulnerability to harm.
* Red Scare from ''WesternAnimation/TheTick''
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** ''ComicBook/IronMan''
***
The [[ComicBook/IronMan Titanium Man]], Man, Boris Bullski, is a pretty large commie under all that armor, measuring in at 7'1" without the suit (the armor itself is 8'9"), and he's strong enough to use the armor ''without powered controls''. The second Titanium Man, however, somewhat subverted the trope, as that armor was built and operated by Kondrati Topolov, the Gremlin. A DepravedDwarf, Topolov measured in at 4'8", while his armor was the same height as Bullski's.
** *** Like Titanium Man, most of the people inside the Crimson Dynamo armor have been slow witted behemoths.
* ** Mongu (Boris Monguski) subverted the stereotype by actually being a smaller man inside a set of PoweredArmor that ''looked'' like a barbaric giant, which was ultimately trashed by the [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk Hulk]]. Years later an ''actual'' barbarian [[NamesTheSame named Mongu]] would show up, though as he hailed from another dimension he had no ties to Russia.
* ''Franchise/{{Spider Man}}''
** ''Franchise/SpiderMan''
***
Most versions of Kraven the Hunter; in the original comics, Sergei Kravinoff could wrestle a lion in his sleep even without the mystic potions and herbs he uses when officially on the hunt. His son Aloysha, on the other hand, once knocked out the Rhino with one blow. Again, though, Kraven and his sons all used what amounted to herbal steroids to achieve this level of power.
** *** It rarely gets acknowledged, but the Rhino himself (real name Aleksei Mikhailovich Sytsevich) is a Russian imigrant, and also an example.
* Kyuzo from ''The Red Star'', Maya's bodyguard.
* "Love Sausage" from ''ComicBook/TheBoys''.
* In the Marvel universe, a
** A mutant named Mikhail Uriokovitch Ursus, also known as Ursa Major. As if he wasn't already big, muscular and a great fighter, he can transform into a bear, with super strength and endurance. He's also actually pretty smart, too.



** Marvel is also home to Cosmo, who appears in the pages of ''Comicbook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy''. He's a bit of an unusual example, being a talking Cosmonaut dog, but he's certainly got the personality for it.

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** Marvel is also home to Cosmo, who appears in the pages of ''Comicbook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy''. He's a bit of an unusual example, being a talking Cosmonaut dog, but he's certainly got the personality for it.



* [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk The Incredible Hulk]] has his nemesis Emil Blonsky, The Abomination. A gamma radiated one at that.
* In the Marvel ''[[ComicBook/GIJoeARealAmericanHeroMarvel G.I. Joe]]'' comics, BoisterousBruiser Horror-show, the heavy weapons expert of the Oktober Guard, seems to fit this trope (His action figure was codenamed "Big Bear"), although he's technically Georgian. Subverted by the rest of the Guard, who have similar builds as other members of G.I. Joe and COBRA.
* The aptly-named Mother Russia from the second series of ''ComicBook/KickAss''. Seven foot woman with an eyepatch, arms like utility poles, and a cold, murderous disposition.

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* ** [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk The Incredible Hulk]] has his nemesis Emil Blonsky, The Abomination. A gamma radiated one at that.
* In ''Batman Incorporated'' is about having a ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' in every area possible. Most regional Batmen are CaptainEthnic heroes, and Russia's is no exception -- the Marvel ''[[ComicBook/GIJoeARealAmericanHeroMarvel G.I. Joe]]'' comics, BoisterousBruiser Horror-show, the heavy weapons expert Batman of Moscow is an extremely large and muscular man, significantly dwarfing every other member of the Oktober Guard, seems to fit this trope (His action figure was codenamed "Big Bear"), although he's technically Georgian. Subverted by the rest of the Guard, who have similar builds as other members of G.I. Joe and COBRA.
* The aptly-named Mother Russia from the second series of ''ComicBook/KickAss''. Seven foot woman with an eyepatch, arms like utility poles, and a cold, murderous disposition.
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* ''Batman Incorporated'' is about having a "Batman" in every area possible. Most regional Batmen are CaptainEthnic heroes, and Russia's is no exception -- the Batman of Moscow is an extremely large and muscular man, significantly dwarfing every other member of the group
* Grushko in ''ComicBook/GlobalFrequency'' isn't especially muscular, but he's probably the tallest of the Global Frequency's operatives. He describes himself as the large man from your nightmares who murdered your family and destroyed everything you loved.

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* ''Batman Incorporated'' is about having a "Batman" in every area possible. Most regional Batmen are CaptainEthnic heroes, and Russia's is no exception -- the Batman of Moscow is an extremely large and muscular man, significantly dwarfing every other member of the group
* Grushko in ''ComicBook/GlobalFrequency'' isn't especially muscular, but he's probably the tallest of the Global Frequency's operatives. He describes himself as the large man
"Love Sausage" from your nightmares who murdered your family and destroyed everything you loved.''ComicBook/TheBoys''.


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* In the Marvel ''[[ComicBook/GIJoeARealAmericanHeroMarvel G.I. Joe]]'' comics, BoisterousBruiser Horror-show, the heavy weapons expert of the Oktober Guard, seems to fit this trope (His action figure was codenamed "Big Bear"), although he's technically Georgian. Subverted by the rest of the Guard, who have similar builds as other members of G.I. Joe and COBRA.
* Grushko in ''ComicBook/GlobalFrequency'' isn't especially muscular, but he's probably the tallest of the Global Frequency's operatives. He describes himself as the large man from your nightmares who murdered your family and destroyed everything you loved.
* The aptly-named Mother Russia from the second series of ''ComicBook/KickAss''. Seven foot woman with an eyepatch, arms like utility poles, and a cold, murderous disposition.
* Kyuzo from ''The Red Star'', Maya's bodyguard.
* Red Scare from ''WesternAnimation/TheTick''
7th Mar '17 9:08:38 AM kyojikasshu
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* The [[ComicBook/IronMan Titanium Man]] had a pretty large commie under all that armor, too- and strong enough to use the armor ''without powered controls''.

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* The [[ComicBook/IronMan Titanium Man]] had Man]], Boris Bullski, is a pretty large commie under all that armor, too- measuring in at 7'1" without the suit (the armor itself is 8'9"), and he's strong enough to use the armor ''without powered controls''.controls''. The second Titanium Man, however, somewhat subverted the trope, as that armor was built and operated by Kondrati Topolov, the Gremlin. A DepravedDwarf, Topolov measured in at 4'8", while his armor was the same height as Bullski's.



** Also Mongu, who subverts the stereotype by actually being a smaller man inside a set of PoweredArmor that ''looks'' like a barbaric giant.

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** Also Mongu, who subverts * Mongu (Boris Monguski) subverted the stereotype by actually being a smaller man inside a set of PoweredArmor that ''looks'' ''looked'' like a barbaric giant.giant, which was ultimately trashed by the [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk Hulk]]. Years later an ''actual'' barbarian [[NamesTheSame named Mongu]] would show up, though as he hailed from another dimension he had no ties to Russia.
6th Mar '17 3:00:00 PM Wyldchyld
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* Ivan, better known as the Fabinator, in the young adult novel ''Bad Kitty''. (And he's definitely FetishFuel for Roxy.)

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* Ivan, better known as the Fabinator, in the young adult novel ''Bad Kitty''. (And he's definitely FetishFuel a {{fetish}} for Roxy.)
4th Mar '17 4:24:11 AM dogman15
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* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' has Zarya, a prospective champion weighlifter who dropped out of a competition to join the military when her Siberian village was threatened. In gameplay she serves as a Tank-class hero who hauls around a massive particle cannon and can shield herself or teammates.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' has Zarya, a prospective champion weighlifter weightlifter who dropped out of a competition to join the military when her Siberian village was threatened. In gameplay she serves as a Tank-class hero who hauls around a massive particle cannon and can shield herself or teammates.
7th Feb '17 7:19:17 PM erforce
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--> -- '''Molotov,''' ''Facebreakers''

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--> -- -->-- '''Molotov,''' ''Facebreakers''



* Ivan Drago from ''[[Franchise/{{Rocky}} Rocky IV]]''. Drago's pretty lean compared to Rocky, but he's ''much'' taller and has a ''much'' longer reach.

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* Ivan Drago from ''[[Franchise/{{Rocky}} Rocky IV]]''.''Film/RockyIV''. Drago's pretty lean compared to Rocky, but he's ''much'' taller and has a ''much'' longer reach.



* ''[[VideoGame/PunchOut Punch-Out!!]]'' has VodkaDrunkenski, who became the [[FrothyMugsOfWater non-alcoholic]] Soda Popinski. The UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} game turns this UpToEleven by making him, 6'6", the tallest character in the game, even taller than FinalBoss [[ScaryBlackMan Mr. Sandman]] [[spoiler:although he is shorter than VideoGame/DonkeyKong]] and he does the cossack dance when he wins. Also, in a possible ShoutOut to ''Rocky IV'', after losing to Mac, scientists create a chemical formula to make him faster and stronger. The funny thing being that the contender mode montage (instead of the tougher Title Defense mode) features him performing rustic workouts like Rocky did in that movie.

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* ''[[VideoGame/PunchOut Punch-Out!!]]'' has VodkaDrunkenski, who became the [[FrothyMugsOfWater non-alcoholic]] Soda Popinski. The UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} game turns this UpToEleven by making him, 6'6", the tallest character in the game, even taller than FinalBoss [[ScaryBlackMan Mr. Sandman]] [[spoiler:although he is shorter than VideoGame/DonkeyKong]] and he does the cossack dance when he wins. Also, in a possible ShoutOut to ''Rocky IV'', ''Film/RockyIV'', after losing to Mac, scientists create a chemical formula to make him faster and stronger. The funny thing being that the contender mode montage (instead of the tougher Title Defense mode) features him performing rustic workouts like Rocky did in that movie.
26th Jan '17 7:45:24 PM TheInimitableECypher
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* Fedor Emelianenko, a long-time sambo and [[UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts MMA]] champion, is also the definitive example of StoutStrength for both sports. His brother Aleksander, also an MMA fighter, counts as well.



* Fedor Emelianenko, a long-time sambo and [[UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts MMA]] champion, is also the definitive example of StoutStrength for both sports. His brother Aleksander, also an MMA fighter, counts as well.



* Alexander "The Experiment" Karelin, a Greco-Roman wrestler who has won three Olympic, nine World Championship and twelve European Championship gold medals and could, for a remake of ''Frankenstein'' play the Monster with a minimum of makeup. This at-the-time 286-pound man routinely won matches with his "Karelin Lift", which involved him picking up similarly-sized men and slamming them down onto the mat like a rag doll often as they lay flat to avoid being thrown. Can best be summarized by [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/karelin.gif this image]].
3rd Jan '17 9:56:31 AM GlitteringFlowers
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** Invoked [[http://www.vgmuseum.com/end/arcade/b/xmvsfzan.htm rather epically]] in his ''VideoGame/XMenVsStreetFighter'' ending. [[spoiler: So Omega Red is on the loose in Siberia? Why, let's have Zangief teaming up with the also Russian Colossus to fight him off!]]

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** Invoked [[http://www.vgmuseum.com/end/arcade/b/xmvsfzan.htm rather epically]] in his ''VideoGame/XMenVsStreetFighter'' ending. [[spoiler: So Omega Red is on the loose in Siberia? Why, let's have Zangief teaming will team up with the also Russian Colossus to fight him off!]]off! This means there are '''three''' Husky Russkies in the same location!]]
26th Dec '16 1:27:35 PM srirachasauce
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** A female Boss herself can count as one with the Russian voice set selected and muscle maxed out.
13th Dec '16 8:23:16 AM Origin
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* Although his actual Russian-ness is uncertain (the fact he can't speak the language lending credence to the possibility that he's faking the accent), Thunder from ''Dirty Bomb'' is the closest the game has to this; a large-ish (second-largest character in the game, behind Rhino) man decked out in a full suit of tactical armour, often carrying either a shotgun or an LMG and tossing concussion grenades around.
2nd Oct '16 7:35:45 PM MagnusForce
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* Molotov from ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'', Lucius' top henchman and captain of his armies. Yes, he's named after ''that'' Molotov.
* Buff Frog from ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'', Ludo's top henchman in the early part of the series and speaks in a Russian accent.
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