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23rd May '16 3:09:19 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* In ''WesternAnimation/LegendOfKorra'' Vaatu is this trope in the second book. Zaheer averts it, he is a regular sized man but Ghazan and especially P'li are taller than him.
* This seems to be common among the Gems of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''. Rose Quartz was the former leader of the Crystal Gems and expansive in all directions, her replacement Garnet is also considerably taller and larger than any of the others. Jasper, the highest ranking member of the Homeworld Gems thus seen in season 1, matches her in height and is very broad shouldered and muscular. This is later revealed to be part of the Gem Homeworld's FantasticCasteSystem. Later, it's revealed the Homeworld leaders are a group of Diamonds who take this trope to the extreme by being the size of the Crystal Gems' largest fusions.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/LegendOfKorra'' Vaatu is this trope in the second book. Zaheer averts it, he is a regular sized man but Ghazan and especially P'li do fit this trope, since they are taller than him.
* This seems to be common among the Gems of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''. Rose Quartz was the former leader of the Crystal Gems and expansive in all directions, her replacement Garnet is also considerably taller and larger than any of the others. others [[spoiler: though she's small for a fusion and her components, Ruby and Sapphire, are about Steven's size]]. Jasper, the highest ranking member of the Homeworld Gems thus seen in season 1, matches her in height and is very broad shouldered and muscular. muscular, while the low-caste Peridot and Rubies are about three feet tall. This is later revealed to be part of the Gem Homeworld's FantasticCasteSystem.FantasticCasteSystem- Quartz gems like Jasper and Rose (and like Amethyst could have been) are large and tall, and they're a SuperSoldier caste of warrior leaders. Later, it's revealed the Homeworld leaders are a group of Diamonds who take this trope to the extreme by being the size of the Crystal Gems' largest fusions.
21st May '16 5:45:32 PM JamesAustin
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* Vince [=McMahon=], the man behind [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} World Wrestling Entertainment]], stands at six-foot-two and weighs about 250 pounds, pretty average by wrestling standards but gigantic compared to the other members of his family and his various assorted corporate cronies. And he wears a padded suit to make himself look even larger.
* TheNexus. WadeBarrett may not have been the largest man in that nine-man group, but he was definitely near the top of the list.
* Played with in TNA's Aces & Eights. The [[TheDragon Dragon]] of the team (and ''de facto'' leader in many of the brawls) was early on revealed to be the massive (6'7", 291 pounds) Drew Hankinson, a.k.a. "Director of Chaos" or "D.O.C." (pronounced like the monosyllabic slang term for a doctor). He was the first member of the gang to be publicly unmasked, and thus embodied the entire group for a number of months. Since then, however, as several other members of Aces & Eights have been revealed, D.O.C. is no longer very prominent and now basically fills the role of DumbMuscle.

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* Vince [=McMahon=], the man behind [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} World Wrestling Entertainment]], restling/{{WWE}}, stands at six-foot-two and weighs about 250 pounds, pretty average by wrestling standards but gigantic compared to the other members of his family and his various assorted corporate cronies. And he wears a padded suit to make himself look even larger.
* TheNexus. WadeBarrett Wrestling/TheNexus. Wrestling/WadeBarrett may not have been the largest man in that nine-man group, but he was definitely near the top of the list.
* Played with in TNA's Aces & Eights. The [[TheDragon Dragon]] Wrestling/AcesAndEights. TheDragon of the team (and ''de facto'' leader in many of the brawls) was early on revealed to be the massive (6'7", 291 pounds) Drew Hankinson, a.k.a. "Director of Chaos" or "D.O.C." (pronounced like the monosyllabic slang term for a doctor). He was the first member of the gang to be publicly unmasked, and thus embodied the entire group for a number of months. Since then, however, as several other members of Aces & Eights have been revealed, D.O.C. is no longer very prominent and now basically fills the role of DumbMuscle.
20th May '16 7:31:30 AM igordebraga
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* In the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, S.H.I.E.L.D. is led by Samuel L. Jackson (6' 2½"\1,89 m). Film/{{The Avengers|2012}} kinda fit, even if Chris Evans (Captain America) is shorter than both Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and Paul Bettany (Vision).
20th May '16 7:25:54 AM igordebraga
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* In the straight-to-DVD sequel ''Disney/AladdinTheReturnOfJafar'', Iago says (in reference to Jafar) "He's large... and IN CHARGE!"

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* In the straight-to-DVD sequel ''Disney/AladdinTheReturnOfJafar'', Iago says (in reference to Jafar) "He's large... and IN CHARGE!"CHARGE!" This qualifies with Jafar in both regular and Genie forms.



%% * The President in ''Film/TheFifthElement''. <-- Zero context example... please elaborate

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%% * The President in ''Film/TheFifthElement''. <-- Zero context example... please elaborate''Film/TheFifthElement'', a BlackBaldLeaderGuy played by the massive Tommy "Tiny" Lister.


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* One reason Creator/BenAffleck was cast as Batman in ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' is because he's taller than the already big Henry Cavill, and once Affleck [[DyeingForYourArt bulked up]], the Dark Knight seems massive even next to Superman. Given Batman will [[Film/DCExtendedUniverse lead the Justice League]], the "in charge" also fits (even if the Aquaman, Jason Momoa, is slightly taller).
14th May '16 11:20:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/{{Shakara}}'': [[BloodKnight Warlord Skulka]] of the Xorn Empire seems to tower over all his subjects.
13th Apr '16 9:31:30 PM Premonition45
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** ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' gives us [[BlackKnight Kylo Ren]], played by the 6'4" Adam Driver. The [[EvilIsBigger leading villains]] are all over six feet tall, and Snoke goes the extra mile by communicating via giant, room-filling hologram.

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** ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' gives us [[BlackKnight Kylo Ren]], played by the 6'4" Adam Driver. The [[EvilIsBigger leading villains]] are all over six feet tall, and Snoke Snoke, who's already 7' tall, goes the extra mile by communicating via giant, room-filling hologram.
27th Mar '16 8:44:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* Creator/DanielCraig is 5'10", which caused concern when he was first cast as Film/JamesBond since every previous Bond stood over 6' tall, but he made up for that by having a HeroicBuild.
27th Mar '16 8:42:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the ''Franchise/StarWars'' films:
** Darth Vader is by far the tallest human in the series, played by the 6'7" (2.0 m) David Prowse. He would have been even taller had Prowse and the 7'3" (2.2 m) Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) not mutually agreed on which parts they would play.
** In the prequels, [[Creator/BrianBlessed Boss Nass]] of the Gungans and Archduke Poggle of the Geonosians. (Boss Nass is an Ankura, a subspecies of Gungan with a different body structure than most of them.) [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Creator/GeorgeLucas in the director's commentary.
** Jabba the Hutt. And, in the [[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]], all other Hutts, as well. (Hutts, in fact, consider girth to be a sign of strength and power, and consider small Hutts to be weak and less worthy.)
** Ironically subverted with [[TheEmperor Emperor Palpatine]], the [[BigBad main villain]], who has the appearance of a frail old man.
** ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' gives us [[BlackKnight Kylo Ren]], played by the 6'4" Adam Driver. The [[EvilIsBigger leading villains]] are all over six feet tall, and Snoke goes the extra mile by communicating via giant, room-filling hologram.
* Sauron's humanoid form, as depicted in the opening minutes of ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', towers over humans, elves, and orcs, although he's still not as big as a troll.
* The Persian "God-King" Xerxes in ''Film/ThreeHundred'' is huge to non-human proportions. According to ''Film/ThreeHundredRiseOfAnEmpire'', this is because he has become literally godlike prior to the events of the films as a result of a DealWithTheDevil.
%% * The President in ''Film/TheFifthElement''. <-- Zero context example... please elaborate
* The President in ''Film/{{Idiocracy}}'', used to illustrate America's idiocy in that it would elect a professional wrestler (and [[BiggerIsBetterInBed porn star]]) to the highest political office.

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[[folder:Film]]
* In the ''Franchise/StarWars'' films:
** Darth Vader is by far the tallest human in the series, played by the 6'7" (2.0 m) David Prowse. He would have been even taller had Prowse and the 7'3" (2.2 m) Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) not mutually agreed on which parts they would play.
** In the prequels, [[Creator/BrianBlessed Boss Nass]] of the Gungans and Archduke Poggle of the Geonosians. (Boss Nass is an Ankura, a subspecies of Gungan with a different body structure than most of them.) [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Creator/GeorgeLucas in the director's commentary.
** Jabba the Hutt. And, in the [[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]], all other Hutts, as well. (Hutts, in fact, consider girth to be a sign of strength and power, and consider small Hutts to be weak and less worthy.)
** Ironically subverted with [[TheEmperor Emperor Palpatine]], the [[BigBad main villain]], who has the appearance of a frail old man.
** ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' gives us [[BlackKnight Kylo Ren]], played by the 6'4" Adam Driver. The [[EvilIsBigger leading villains]] are all over six feet tall, and Snoke goes the extra mile by communicating via giant, room-filling hologram.
* Sauron's humanoid form, as depicted in the opening minutes of ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', towers over humans, elves, and orcs, although he's still not as big as a troll.
* The Persian "God-King" Xerxes in ''Film/ThreeHundred'' is huge to non-human proportions. According to ''Film/ThreeHundredRiseOfAnEmpire'', this is because he has become literally godlike prior to the events of the films as a result of a DealWithTheDevil.
%% * The President in ''Film/TheFifthElement''. <-- Zero context example... please elaborate
* The President in ''Film/{{Idiocracy}}'', used to illustrate America's idiocy in that it would elect a professional wrestler (and [[BiggerIsBetterInBed porn star]]) to the highest political office.
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* Almost subverted with the TransformersFilmSeries. In the first movie, Optimus Prime is by far the largest Autobot (at 28 feet tall), however Megatron (at 33 feet tall) is according to WordOfGod, not the largest Decepticon in the movie. Blackout (the helicopter) apparently was (he was 35 feet tall), but due to the way the camara angles are set up, Megatron appears to be the biggest Decepticon and thus, the biggest Transformer in the entire film.
** The sequel plays this a little more straight. With Megatron reduced to TheDragon status due to the new BigBad, The Fallen, who despite being much less massive in appearance, is actually taller at 41 feet tall.
* {{BRIAN BLESSED}} as Prince Vultan in ''Film/FlashGordon''. He gets a lot of regal roles because of this trope.
* Lord Humungus in ''Film/TheRoadWarrior'' is the masked behemoth leading a band in the wastelands.
* Shade from Literature/DarkLife is the leader of the Seablite gang, and is described as being enormous.
* Creator/DanielCraig is 5'10", which caused concern when he was first cast as Film/JamesBond since every previous Bond stood over 6' tall, but he made up for that by having a HeroicBuild.



* ''Film/TheHungerGames'': President Coriolanus Snow, in the film. Being played by 6"4" Donald Sutherland will do that to a character.

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* ''Film/TheHungerGames'': President Coriolanus Snow, in In the film. Being played by 6"4" Donald Sutherland will do that straight-to-DVD sequel ''Disney/AladdinTheReturnOfJafar'', Iago says (in reference to a character.Jafar) "He's large... and IN CHARGE!"


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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* In the ''Franchise/StarWars'' films:
** Darth Vader is by far the tallest human in the series, played by the 6'7" (2.0 m) David Prowse. He would have been even taller had Prowse and the 7'3" (2.2 m) Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) not mutually agreed on which parts they would play.
** In the prequels, [[Creator/BrianBlessed Boss Nass]] of the Gungans and Archduke Poggle of the Geonosians. (Boss Nass is an Ankura, a subspecies of Gungan with a different body structure than most of them.) [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Creator/GeorgeLucas in the director's commentary.
** Jabba the Hutt. And, in the [[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]], all other Hutts, as well. (Hutts, in fact, consider girth to be a sign of strength and power, and consider small Hutts to be weak and less worthy.)
** Ironically subverted with [[TheEmperor Emperor Palpatine]], the [[BigBad main villain]], who has the appearance of a frail old man.
** ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' gives us [[BlackKnight Kylo Ren]], played by the 6'4" Adam Driver. The [[EvilIsBigger leading villains]] are all over six feet tall, and Snoke goes the extra mile by communicating via giant, room-filling hologram.
* Sauron's humanoid form, as depicted in the opening minutes of ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', towers over humans, elves, and orcs, although he's still not as big as a troll.
* The Persian "God-King" Xerxes in ''Film/ThreeHundred'' is huge to non-human proportions. According to ''Film/ThreeHundredRiseOfAnEmpire'', this is because he has become literally godlike prior to the events of the films as a result of a DealWithTheDevil.
%% * The President in ''Film/TheFifthElement''. <-- Zero context example... please elaborate
* The President in ''Film/{{Idiocracy}}'', used to illustrate America's idiocy in that it would elect a professional wrestler (and [[BiggerIsBetterInBed porn star]]) to the highest political office.
* Almost subverted with the TransformersFilmSeries. In the first movie, Optimus Prime is by far the largest Autobot (at 28 feet tall), however Megatron (at 33 feet tall) is according to WordOfGod, not the largest Decepticon in the movie. Blackout (the helicopter) apparently was (he was 35 feet tall), but due to the way the camara angles are set up, Megatron appears to be the biggest Decepticon and thus, the biggest Transformer in the entire film.
** The sequel plays this a little more straight. With Megatron reduced to TheDragon status due to the new BigBad, The Fallen, who despite being much less massive in appearance, is actually taller at 41 feet tall.
* {{BRIAN BLESSED}} as Prince Vultan in ''Film/FlashGordon''. He gets a lot of regal roles because of this trope.
* Lord Humungus in ''Film/TheRoadWarrior'' is the masked behemoth leading a band in the wastelands.
* Shade from Literature/DarkLife is the leader of the Seablite gang, and is described as being enormous.
* Creator/DanielCraig is 5'10", which caused concern when he was first cast as Film/JamesBond since every previous Bond stood over 6' tall, but he made up for that by having a HeroicBuild.
* ''Film/TheHungerGames'': President Coriolanus Snow, in the film. Being played by 6"4" Donald Sutherland will do that to a character.
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27th Mar '16 8:32:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Persian "God-King" Xerxes in ''Film/ThreeHundred'' is huge.

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* The Persian "God-King" Xerxes in ''Film/ThreeHundred'' is huge.huge to non-human proportions. According to ''Film/ThreeHundredRiseOfAnEmpire'', this is because he has become literally godlike prior to the events of the films as a result of a DealWithTheDevil.
27th Mar '16 8:31:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* Lord Humungus in ''TheRoadWarrior''.

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* Lord Humungus in ''TheRoadWarrior''.''Film/TheRoadWarrior'' is the masked behemoth leading a band in the wastelands.
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