History Main / MusclesAreMeaningful

1st Jan '17 8:48:24 PM IndirectActiveTransport
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling had the reputation for picking the bulkiest, tallest and or heaviest wrestler it could find and then sending him up against the next biggest wrestler it could find, which shouldn't be too surprising when ''Giant'' Baba was the standard, with the smaller wrestlers on the roster not getting much of any notice until the success of [[Wrestling/SatoruSayama Tiger Mask]] and Wrestling/TheGreatMuta caused them to FollowTheLeader.

to:

* Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling had the reputation for picking the bulkiest, tallest and or heaviest wrestler it could find and then sending him up against the next biggest wrestler it could find, which shouldn't be too surprising when ''Giant'' Baba was the standard, with the smaller wrestlers on the roster not getting much of any notice until the success of [[Wrestling/SatoruSayama Tiger Mask]] and Wrestling/TheGreatMuta caused them to FollowTheLeader. And even then AJPW initially put the mask on the much larger Wrestling/MitsuharuMisawa when it bought the Tiger Mask gimmick.
4th Dec '16 1:33:25 PM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Manga/OnePiece'' ironically tends to play this trope straight with the weaker characters. If a character is muscular, it is a good sign that he is not entirely without fighting ability, and big, muscular {{Mooks}} tend to somewhat stronger than the small, lean ones. But when it comes to the really {{Badass}} characters, MusclesAreMeaningless (some are very muscular, some are slightly muscular, some are scrawny).

to:

* ''Manga/OnePiece'' ironically tends to play this trope straight with the weaker characters. If a character is muscular, it is a good sign that he is not entirely without fighting ability, and big, muscular {{Mooks}} tend to somewhat stronger than the small, lean ones. But when it comes to the really {{Badass}} badass characters, MusclesAreMeaningless (some are very muscular, some are slightly muscular, some are scrawny).
1st Dec '16 8:57:07 AM KantonKage
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** This trope appears to be on it's way to becoming [[DiscreditedTrope discredited]] in recent years. SmartMark fans tend to prefer smaller, more athletic wrestlers who perform lots of technical and high-flying moves and will often pre-judge any large wrestler (anyone above 6 ft and weighs more than 230 pounds) as untalented and only being pushed because of Vince [=McMahon=]'s hard-on for big men. Ever since Wrestling/TripleH gained more control within WWE, they have been pushing more and more smaller wrestlers. Wrestling/CMPunk (6 ft., 218 lbs and not very defined) got his much overdue main event push in 2011. Wrestling/DanielBryan (5'8" and 180 pounds) became massively over to the point where WWE had to either give him the World title or endure a fan riot. Wrestling/SethRollins (6' and 218 pounds) made a FaceHeelTurn and became WWE's top heel from 2014-2015. The aforementioned AJ Styles made his WWE debut in January 2016. He went straight to the main roster, skipping [[Wrestling/{{WWENXT}} NXT]] entirely, his first match was in the Royal Rumble and he was participating in main event feuds with both Wrestling/RomanReigns and Wrestling/JohnCena within 3 months of his debut. This extends to "fat" wrestlers as well, who generally do not get any significant pushes unless they are tall in addition to being fat. [[Wrestling/KevinSteen Kevin Owens]], after making his main roster debut, got a ''clean'' win over John Cena in his first match, became one of WWE's top upper midcarders, and eventually became a top heel upon winning WWE Raw's Universal Championship. Wrestling/SamoaJoe also got to keep his name, and has been pushed as a total badass in NXT, even getting an NXT championship run. So, in short, while muscle men tend to get the biggest pushes, there is still room for small, average or overweight wrestlers to get their spot on top, even if it's a brief one.

to:

** This trope appears to be on it's way to becoming [[DiscreditedTrope discredited]] in recent years. SmartMark fans tend to prefer smaller, more athletic wrestlers who perform lots of technical and high-flying moves and will often pre-judge any large wrestler (anyone above 6 ft and weighs more than 230 pounds) as untalented and only being pushed because of Vince [=McMahon=]'s hard-on for big men. Ever since Wrestling/TripleH gained more control within WWE, they have been pushing more and more smaller wrestlers. Wrestling/CMPunk (6 ft., 218 lbs and not very defined) got his much overdue main event push in 2011. Wrestling/DanielBryan (5'8" and 180 pounds) became massively over to the point where WWE had to either give him the World title or endure a fan riot. Wrestling/SethRollins (6' and 218 pounds) made a FaceHeelTurn and became WWE's top heel from 2014-2015. The aforementioned AJ Styles made his WWE debut in January 2016. He went straight to the main roster, skipping [[Wrestling/{{WWENXT}} NXT]] entirely, his first match was in the Royal Rumble and he was participating in main event feuds with both Wrestling/RomanReigns and Wrestling/JohnCena within 3 months of his debut. Also, [[Wrestling/FergalDevitt Finn Balor]] (5'11 and 190 pounds) who is the inaugural WWE Universal Champion. This extends to "fat" wrestlers as well, who generally do not get any significant pushes unless they are tall in addition to being fat. [[Wrestling/KevinSteen Kevin Owens]], after making his main roster debut, got a ''clean'' win over John Cena in his first match, became one of WWE's top upper midcarders, and eventually became a top heel upon winning WWE Raw's Universal Championship. Wrestling/SamoaJoe also got to keep his name, and has been pushed as a total badass in NXT, even getting an NXT championship run. So, in short, while muscle men tend to get the biggest pushes, there is still room for small, average or overweight wrestlers to get their spot on top, even if it's a brief one.



** Averted in 2013/2014 as Wrestling/AJLee is the longest reigning Divas Champion and the most popular woman on the roster. She is 5'2 and weighs 99 lbs, 115 on a heavy day. That's less than Wrestling/{{Hornswoggle}}!

to:

** Averted in 2013/2014 as Wrestling/AJLee is became the longest reigning Divas Champion at the time and was the most popular woman on the roster. She is 5'2 and weighs 99 lbs, 115 on a heavy day. That's less than Wrestling/{{Hornswoggle}}!
18th Nov '16 12:10:57 PM matteste
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Female example in ''Manga/ThouShaltNotDie'' with Mashiro. While she doesn't look all that impressive normally, during a fight, her muscles will expand significantly thanks to her body enhancement powers making her role as a frontline brawler very clear. In fact, whevever she uses her powers, her skin will temporarly turn transparent allowing for a much clearer view of her muscles swelling and tensing to put further empahis on this.

to:

* Female example in ''Manga/ThouShaltNotDie'' with Mashiro. While she doesn't look all that impressive normally, during a fight, her muscles will expand significantly thanks to her body enhancement powers making her role as a frontline brawler very clear. In fact, whevever whenever she uses her powers, her skin will temporarly temporarily turn transparent allowing for a much clearer view of her muscles swelling and tensing to put further empahis emphasis on this.
18th Nov '16 5:50:00 AM matteste
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Female example in ''Manga/ThouShaltNotDie'' with Mashiro. While she doesn't look all that impressive normally, during a fight, her muscles will expand significantly thanks to her body enhancement powers making her role as a frontline brawler very clear.

to:

* Female example in ''Manga/ThouShaltNotDie'' with Mashiro. While she doesn't look all that impressive normally, during a fight, her muscles will expand significantly thanks to her body enhancement powers making her role as a frontline brawler very clear. In fact, whevever she uses her powers, her skin will temporarly turn transparent allowing for a much clearer view of her muscles swelling and tensing to put further empahis on this.
18th Nov '16 5:46:47 AM matteste
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* Female example in ''Manga/ThouShaltNotDie'' with Mashiro. While she doesn't look all that impressive normally, during a fight, her muscles will expand significantly thanks to her body enhancement powers making her role as a frontline brawler very clear.
27th Oct '16 11:21:11 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Ser Gregor [[RedBaron "The Mountain that Rides"]] Clegane is by far the biggest, and most muscular character in ASongOfIceAndFire. He's also the uncontested WorldsStrongestMan. Generally, the physically strongest characters will also be large, muscular men (Or women, in the case of [[NoGuyWantsAnAmazon Bri]][[ActionGirl enne]]).

to:

* Ser Gregor [[RedBaron "The Mountain that Rides"]] Clegane is by far the biggest, and most muscular character in ASongOfIceAndFire.''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. He's also the uncontested WorldsStrongestMan. Generally, the physically strongest characters will also be large, muscular men (Or women, in the case of [[NoGuyWantsAnAmazon Bri]][[ActionGirl enne]]).
22nd Oct '16 9:38:58 AM thebombzen
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** The strongest [[Characters/HunterXHunterGeneiRyodan Phantom Troupe]] member, Uvogin, is a perfect example of TheBrute, being 8 feet six inches tall.

to:

** The (physically) strongest [[Characters/HunterXHunterGeneiRyodan Phantom Troupe]] member, Uvogin, is a perfect example of TheBrute, being 8 feet six 6 inches tall.tall and weighing f
** One of Gon and Killua's teachers, Biscuit Kreuger, is actually a humongous hunk who disguises herself as a little girl because it hides her true strength, and because it's cute. She's actually really strong because she's extremely muscular, and just hides that.
22nd Oct '16 9:36:44 AM thebombzen
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Characters in ''Manga/HunterXHunter'' usually exhibit this trope as long as they have some significance.
** The strongest [[Characters/HunterXHunterGeneiRyodan Phantom Troupe]] member, Uvogin, is a perfect example of TheBrute, being 8 feet six inches tall.



* Characters in ''Manga/HunterXHunter'' usually exhibit this trope as long as they have some significance.
** The strongest [[Characters/HunterXHunterGeneiRyodan Phantom Troupe]] member, Uvogin, is a perfect example of TheBrute, being 8 feet six inches tall.
22nd Oct '16 9:35:52 AM thebombzen
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* Characters in ''Manga/HunterXHunter'' usually exhibit this trope as long as they have some significance.
** The strongest [[Characters/HunterXHunterGeneiRyodan Phantom Troupe]] member, Uvogin, is a perfect example of TheBrute, being 8 feet six inches tall.
This list shows the last 10 events of 166. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.MusclesAreMeaningful