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20th Dec '16 1:56:11 PM REV6Pilot
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* Inverted in ''Manga/AttackOnTitan]]. The regular Titans look like gigantic, heavily doped people, while the [[VoluntaryShapeshifting Titan Shifters]] all have some kind of inhuman deformity, like [[spoiler: Eren's serrated lipless mouth, Annie's exposed muscles, and so the list goes]]. Shifters, as [[ItCanThink they retain their human intelligence]], are easily the most dangerous type of Titan.

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* Inverted in ''Manga/AttackOnTitan]].''Manga/AttackOnTitan''. The regular Titans look like gigantic, heavily doped people, while the [[VoluntaryShapeshifting Titan Shifters]] all have some kind of inhuman deformity, like [[spoiler: Eren's serrated lipless mouth, Annie's exposed muscles, and so the list goes]]. Shifters, as [[ItCanThink they retain their human intelligence]], are easily the most dangerous type of Titan.
20th Dec '16 1:55:34 PM REV6Pilot
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* Typically played straight in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' (See also BishounenLine ). Notably lampshaded by Piccolo: the Saiyan warrior Nappa is a huge , towering mountain of muscle, but he's clearly much weaker than (and more than a little afraid of angering) the Saiyan Prince Vegeta, who is noticeably short, even compared to average humans.

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* Typically played straight in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' (See also BishounenLine ). BishounenLine). Notably lampshaded by Piccolo: the Saiyan warrior Nappa is a huge , huge, towering mountain of muscle, but he's clearly much weaker than (and more than a little afraid of angering) the Saiyan Prince Vegeta, who is noticeably short, even compared to average humans.
* Inverted in ''Manga/AttackOnTitan]]. The regular Titans look like gigantic, heavily doped people, while the [[VoluntaryShapeshifting Titan Shifters]] all have some kind of inhuman deformity, like [[spoiler: Eren's serrated lipless mouth, Annie's exposed muscles, and so the list goes]]. Shifters, as [[ItCanThink they retain their human intelligence]], are easily the most dangerous type of Titan.
21st Sep '16 10:57:38 AM AnonFangeekGirl
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* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' the Corrupted Gem monsters the heroes fight early on are completely nonhumanoid in appearance, and are often weaker than regular humanoid gems (partially because they're mentally corrupted to the point where they're non-sapient). [[spoiler: Notably, once Jasper is corrupted, she goes from ImplacableMan to being poofed by a single strike from Peridot.]]
10th Aug '16 9:41:22 AM Willbyr
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* ''BusouRenkin'' justifies this: Homunculi can only attack in the manner of the base creature. Gorilla-based can just use pure strength, an eagle-based one can use their talons, but only a humanoid homunculus can use real weapons. This includes the titular superweapons, by the way.

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* ''BusouRenkin'' ''Manga/BusouRenkin'' justifies this: Homunculi can only attack in the manner of the base creature. Gorilla-based can just use pure strength, an eagle-based one can use their talons, but only a humanoid homunculus can use real weapons. This includes the titular superweapons, by the way.
7th Aug '16 8:25:11 AM azraelfinalstar
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* Typically played straight in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' (See also BishounenLine ). Notably lampshaded by Piccolo: the Saiyan warrior Nappa is a huge , towering mountain of muscle, but he's clearly much weaker than (and more than a little afraid of angering) the Saiyan Prince Vegeta, who is noticeably short, even compared to average humans.
13th Jun '16 1:55:05 PM morenohijazo
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* SeikenDensetsu3 has plenty of huge, monstrous bosses to challenge the player...but by far the hardest battles are against the human-sized villains like Koren and Jagan.

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* SeikenDensetsu3 ''VideoGame/SeikenDensetsu3'' has plenty of huge, monstrous bosses to challenge the player...but by far the hardest battles are against the human-sized villains like Koren and Jagan.
29th May '16 10:47:09 PM Delphi
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* SeikenDensetsu3 has plenty of huge, monstrous bosses to challenge the player...but by far the hardest battles are against the human-sized villains like Koren and Jagan.
30th Apr '16 8:32:24 PM ultimomant
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** Andre the Giant, whose hulking size gave him massive sway in the wrestling world, but also crippled him as the years went by and eventually led to him dying prematurely. Andre himself stated that his freakish strength allowed him to save his brother's life when a tractor fell on him, so he considered the trade-off worth it if for no other reason.

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** Andre the Giant, Wrestling/AndreTheGiant, whose hulking size gave him massive sway in the wrestling world, but also crippled him as the years went by and eventually led to him dying prematurely. Andre himself stated that his freakish strength allowed him to save his brother's life when a tractor fell on him, so he considered the trade-off worth it if for no other reason.
29th Feb '16 9:47:28 AM KamenRiderOokalf
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* ''Anime/YesPrecure5'' plays Monstrosity Equals Weakness straight: The Monster of the Week is, well, monstrous, while the QuirkyMinibossSquad is humanoid, and the first BigBad has only human-looking forms. The series also inverts BishonenLine: the aforementioned Quirky Miniboss Squad tend to start out human-looking, switch to less-attractive, animal-inspired forms for battle, and have full-fledged giant hideous monster forms when it's time for the heroines to kill them off.

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* ''Anime/YesPrecure5'' ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5'' plays Monstrosity Equals Weakness straight: The Monster of the Week is, well, monstrous, while the QuirkyMinibossSquad is humanoid, and the first BigBad has only human-looking forms. The series also inverts BishonenLine: the aforementioned Quirky Miniboss Squad tend to start out human-looking, switch to less-attractive, animal-inspired forms for battle, and have full-fledged giant hideous monster forms when it's time for the heroines to kill them off.
6th Aug '15 11:54:18 AM WillDeRegio
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