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12th May '16 11:17:59 AM pinkdalek
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** Cloud. He's 5'7", making him the shortest human male in the cast. Also, while having well defined muscles, is much smaller than [[TheBigGuy Barret]]. Yet he's significantly stronger than anyone else in the party, carries a {{BFS}} like it's a feather, and in ''[[Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren Advent Children]]'' he ''carries'' Barret ''one-handed'' at high speed. {{Justified}} in that he's been enhanced via magical techniques. His actual degree of musculature varies on the [[AdaptationalAttractiveness specific portrayal]] - it caused some minor InternetBackdraft when ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIIRemake'' was announced, in which Cloud is less muscular than usual and very, very thin. Many fans pointed out that this was appropriate, considering what the character had been through.

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** Cloud. He's 5'7", making him the shortest human male in the cast. Also, while having well defined muscles, is much smaller than [[TheBigGuy Barret]]. Yet he's significantly stronger than anyone else in the party, carries a {{BFS}} like it's a feather, and in ''[[Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren Advent Children]]'' he ''carries'' Barret ''one-handed'' at high speed. {{Justified}} in that he's been enhanced via magical techniques. His actual degree of musculature varies on the [[AdaptationalAttractiveness specific portrayal]] - it caused some minor InternetBackdraft when ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIIRemake'' was announced, in which Cloud is less muscular than usual he's usually portrayed and [[NothingButSkinAndBones very, very thin. thin]]. Many fans pointed out that thought this was appropriate, considering what the silly, but many others thought it was appropriate for his [[PeopleJars history]] and [[DeathOfPersonality character had been through.at that point]].
12th May '16 10:43:15 AM pinkdalek
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* Cloud from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII''. He's 5'7", making him the shortest human male in the cast. Also, while having very well defined muscles, is much smaller than [[TheBigGuy Barret]]. Yet he's significantly stronger than anyone else in the party and in ''[[Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren Advent Children]]'' he ''carries'' Barret ''one-handed'' at high speed.

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* Cloud from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII''.''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'':
**Cloud.
He's 5'7", making him the shortest human male in the cast. Also, while having very well defined muscles, is much smaller than [[TheBigGuy Barret]]. Yet he's significantly stronger than anyone else in the party party, carries a {{BFS}} like it's a feather, and in ''[[Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren Advent Children]]'' he ''carries'' Barret ''one-handed'' at high speed.speed. {{Justified}} in that he's been enhanced via magical techniques. His actual degree of musculature varies on the [[AdaptationalAttractiveness specific portrayal]] - it caused some minor InternetBackdraft when ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIIRemake'' was announced, in which Cloud is less muscular than usual and very, very thin. Many fans pointed out that this was appropriate, considering what the character had been through.
22nd Apr '16 4:19:25 PM Generality
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** Another notable example is introduced in ''[[Anime/DragonBallSuper Super]]'': Cabba is a Saiyan (from a parallel universe) with no visible musculature at all, looking like a scrawny teenager, yet in a tournament fight he proves to be an even match for Vegeta, not considering transformations. By this time Vegeta is a lot more bulky than described above, has been training under a PhysicalGod for some time, and recently supposed that he was probably about as physically strong as it is possible for a Saiyan to get.
28th Mar '16 2:11:21 PM Gerusz
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* ''[[Film/{{Deadpool2016}} Deadpool]]'' gives us an interesting case. While Angel Dust is a powerfully built woman, she's still significantly smaller than Colossus, and lacks his organic steel skin. Despite this, she matches him in both strength and durability.

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* ''[[Film/{{Deadpool2016}} Deadpool]]'' gives us an interesting case. While Angel Dust is a powerfully built woman, woman (played by Creator/GinaCarano), she's still significantly smaller than Colossus, and lacks his organic steel skin. Despite this, she matches him in both strength and durability.
25th Mar '16 9:54:57 PM DarkHunter
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* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts''' Sora, like most {{Kid Hero}}es, is short and has skinny stick limbs, their twiggyness only emphasized by his clothes and big shoes--yet he regularly beats the tar out of adult men and {{Mooks}} several times his size. For a villainous example, NPC Axel, especially the BonusBoss version, should not be able to deal the damage he does with a frame like his.
** Same thing that applies to Axel, goes with Larxene and Saix.
*** This is lampshaded early on in the first game, with Jafar openly stating that "the boy's strength is not his own". It's implied that a combination of the Keyblade's magic and ThePowerOfFriendship is what allows him to kick so much ass.
*** Lampshaded again in 3D when Xigbar tries to use it as a way to break Sora's resolve, He doesn't seem to care.

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* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts''' ''Franchise/KingdomHearts''':
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Sora, like most {{Kid Hero}}es, is short and has skinny stick limbs, their twiggyness only emphasized by his clothes and big shoes--yet he regularly beats the tar out of adult men and {{Mooks}} several times his size. For a villainous example, NPC Axel, especially the BonusBoss version, should not be able to deal the damage he does with a frame like his.
** Same thing that applies to Axel, goes with Larxene and Saix.
***
This is lampshaded early on in the first game, with Jafar openly stating that "the boy's strength is not his own". It's implied that a combination of the Keyblade's magic and ThePowerOfFriendship is what allows him to kick so much ass.
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ass. Lampshaded again in 3D when Xigbar tries to use it as a way to break Sora's resolve, He resolve. Sora doesn't seem really care; he just sees this as proof that his friends are his power, which is something he's believed all along.
** For a villainous example, NPC Axel, especially the BonusBoss version, should not be able
to care.deal the damage he does with a frame like his. The same goes with Larxene and Saix.
20th Mar '16 3:19:33 AM FossilsDaDaDa
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* Undyne from ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' is strong enough to suplex boulders and looks plenty muscular while in armor, but once she takes it off, she's surprisingly spindly. Oddly, it's not even in a generally-seen-as-attractive sort of way; she seems to have been designed that way just because.
8th Mar '16 4:12:45 PM Ninja857142
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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', Jun beats some huge guy at arm wrestling easily. Then again, she is badass.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', Jun ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''
** The slender June
beats some huge guy at arm wrestling easily. Then again, she is badass.easily.
26th Feb '16 11:42:20 AM Beacon80
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* ''[[Film/{{Deadpool2016}} Deadpool]]'' gives us an interesting case. While Angel Dust is a powerfully built woman, she's still significantly smaller than Colossus, and lacks his organic steel skin. Despite this, she matches him in both strength and durability.
22nd Feb '16 2:53:07 AM thatmadork
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** Coco Adel is a svelte fashionista who fights with a minigun so large and overpowered it would likely make Arnie crap his pants. Her weapon's sheer size and weight barely seem to hinder her movement at all.
20th Feb '16 12:45:15 PM Knight20
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* WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown Master Fung said to the monks "It's not the strength of one's size, but the size of one's strength that matters." Omi then relayed this message to them again only for Kimiko to say "But he's just a small bean."
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