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30th Jun '16 8:03:51 PM nombretomado
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* The Matoran and Agori of {{Bionicle}}

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* The Matoran and Agori of {{Bionicle}}
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15th Jun '16 9:15:21 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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-> '''Brock:''' Kids? You're kiddin' right? They're achondroplastic dwarves.

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-> '''Brock:''' Kids? You're kiddin' right? They're achondroplastic dwarves.dwarfs.



-->--'''Dr. Venture''' showing his sensitivity; ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers''.

Just about every fantasy world has at least one race whose defining characteristic is that they're short. They typically fill the role of "comic relief" in an adventuring group (when they're not the protagonists), and often serve as the "cute" race in a FiveRaces setup. Not always, though; the LittlePeople can be made to fit pretty much any of the FiveRaces, with the exception normally being High Men (that spot's reserved for taller races, always). If any race of the LittlePeople is to be considered tall compared to the rest of those races, it's most likely gonna be a [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame Dwarf]]. Because they resemble a child, there's a good chance the LittlePeople [[ChildMage are magic users]].

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-->--'''Dr. Venture''' showing his sensitivity; ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers''.

-->--''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers''

Just about every fantasy world has at least one race whose defining characteristic is that they're short. They typically fill the role of "comic relief" in an adventuring group (when they're not the protagonists), and often serve as the "cute" race in a FiveRaces setup. Not always, though; the LittlePeople can be made to fit pretty much any of the FiveRaces, with the exception normally being High Men (that spot's always reserved for taller races, always).races). If any race of the LittlePeople is to be considered tall compared to the rest of those races, it's most likely gonna be a [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame Dwarf]]. Because they resemble a child, there's a good chance the LittlePeople [[ChildMage are magic users]].



Not to be confused with LittlePeopleAreSurreal, DepravedDwarf, or the [[WesternAnimation/LittlePeople animated series of the same name]]. Should be distinguished from RealLife little people, lest you sound like Dr. Venture above.

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Not to be confused with LittlePeopleAreSurreal, DepravedDwarf, or the [[WesternAnimation/LittlePeople animated series of the same name]]. Should Also not to be distinguished from confused with RealLife little people, lest you sound like Dr. Venture above.
above -- for tropes relating to humans with dwarfism, see LittlePeopleAreSurreal and DepravedDwarf.
23rd Oct '15 4:47:48 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheLegendOfZeldaMinishCap'' gives you the titular Minish. Your NiceHat / ExpositionFairy [[spoiler:(who is a Minish himself, cursed by the BigBad into said hat form)]] also doubles as a way to shrink down to their size, thereby enabling interaction with them.

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* ''TheLegendOfZeldaMinishCap'' ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheMinishCap'' gives you the titular Minish. Your NiceHat / ExpositionFairy [[spoiler:(who is a Minish himself, cursed by the BigBad into said hat form)]] also doubles as a way to shrink down to their size, thereby enabling interaction with them.
19th Oct '15 6:31:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* The TropeCodifier, of course, are Creator/JRRTolkien's Hobbits, and also Dwarves (''LordOfTheRings'', ''Literature/TheHobbit'').

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* The TropeCodifier, of course, are Creator/JRRTolkien's Hobbits, and also Dwarves (''LordOfTheRings'', (''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', ''Literature/TheHobbit'').



* In LloydAlexander's ''PrydainChronicles'' series, [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame Doli]], [[TheEeyore Gwystal]] and the rest of TheFairFolk are smaller than humans in size.

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* In LloydAlexander's ''PrydainChronicles'' Creator/LloydAlexander's ''Literature/PrydainChronicles'' series, [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame Doli]], [[TheEeyore Gwystal]] and the rest of TheFairFolk are smaller than humans in size.



* The LittlePeople who work for Mr. Tiny in the CirqueDuFreak series. While the small, blue-hooded, (mostly) mute Little People are minor characters in the beginning, one of them, Harkat Mulds, quickly becomes a major character.

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* The LittlePeople who work for Mr. Tiny in the CirqueDuFreak ''Literature/CirqueDuFreak'' series. While the small, blue-hooded, (mostly) mute Little People are minor characters in the beginning, one of them, Harkat Mulds, quickly becomes a major character.
19th Sep '15 1:37:45 PM nombretomado
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* The ancestral High Ones in ''ElfQuest'' were as tall as humans, [[spoiler:being shapeshifting extraterrestrials]], but over the course of time many of their descendants evolved into shorter forms.

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* The ancestral High Ones in ''ElfQuest'' ''ComicBook/ElfQuest'' were as tall as humans, [[spoiler:being shapeshifting extraterrestrials]], but over the course of time many of their descendants evolved into shorter forms.
30th Jul '15 10:50:47 AM Perseus
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* The Lalafell in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' are a diminutive race of adorable childlike people that love their AddedAlliterativeAppeal. The Plainsfolk have a more standard history of being farmers and shepherds. But much like the Lilties the Dunesfolk of Ul'dah however live in a WretchedHive of a MerchantCity filled with [[GladiatorGames blood sports]], vicious gangsters, corrupt merchants, {{Loan Shark}}s, {{DirtyCop}}s and is run by TheSyndicate in a DeadlyDecadentCourt that undermine their PuppetKing and they also have an added bonus of having a history of violent racial strife. Both versions however have a history of being carried off by {{Giant Flyer}}s and tend to be the favorite food of larger monsters.

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* The Lalafell in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' are a diminutive race of adorable childlike people that love their AddedAlliterativeAppeal. The Plainsfolk have a more standard history of being farmers and shepherds. But shepherds, but much like the Lilties the Dunesfolk of Ul'dah however live in a WretchedHive of a MerchantCity filled with [[GladiatorGames blood sports]], vicious gangsters, corrupt merchants, {{Loan Shark}}s, {{DirtyCop}}s and is run by TheSyndicate in a DeadlyDecadentCourt that undermine their PuppetKing and they PuppetKing. They also have an added bonus of having a history of violent racial strife. Both versions however versions, however, have a history of being carried off by {{Giant Flyer}}s and tend are [[RunningGag often noted]] to be the favorite food of larger monsters.
11th Apr '15 3:56:02 PM Dattix
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* Halflings and Gnomes serve this purpose in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' (and many other fantasy RPGs).

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* Halflings and Gnomes serve this purpose in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' (and many other fantasy RPGs).[=RPGs=]).
15th Mar '15 4:56:54 AM Spindriver
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* Halflings and Gnomes serve this purpose in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''.

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* Halflings and Gnomes serve this purpose in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''.''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' (and many other fantasy RPGs).


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* ''TabletopGame/TheSmallFolk'' is (strangely enough) about (very) little people, living secretly on the margins of the modern world.
13th Mar '15 4:53:28 PM Patachou
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* Music/FrankZappa's song "The Torture Never Stops" from ''Music/ZootAllures'' features a "sinister little midget with a bucket and a mop", whose job it is to clean up the blood spilled during the tortures committed.
* Music/TomWaits also loves little people in his lyrics. He describes a one-armed dwarf in "Singapore" (''Music/RainDogs''), a German dwarf dancing with the butcher's son in "A Little Rain" (''Music/BoneMachine'') and mentions real life freakshow artist Lya Graf in "Lucky Day Overture" (''Music/TheBlackRider''). He also covered "Heigh Ho!" from ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'' in ''Music/OrphansBrawlersBawlersAndBastards''.
11th Mar '15 8:28:25 AM Sapphirea2
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* The Oompa-Loompas of ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' tend to be portrayed as this in ''adaptations''. In the original novel, they're {{Liliiputians}}.
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