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7th Jun '16 3:12:37 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Exsedol Folmo from ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' is [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever relatively]] one of the smaller Zentradi and serves as an advisor/historian. Inverted in ''Anime/{{Macross 7}}'' where a retconned version of the character is one of the largest cast members.

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* Exsedol Folmo from ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' is [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever relatively]] one of the smaller Zentradi and serves as an advisor/historian. Inverted in ''Anime/{{Macross 7}}'' where a retconned version of the character is he's one of the largest cast members.members, if largely by virtue of most of his crewmates being human and Exsedol himself preferring to remain at full size instead of shrinking himself like most of ''7''[='s=] other Zentradi.
2nd Jun '16 7:12:42 AM MajinAkuma
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* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'': Satoshi/Ash's Noctowl is aside from being a Shiny Pokémon not only much smaller than regular Noctowls, but also more intelligent than them.
16th May '16 4:13:10 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In ''TazMania'', the alligator Axl tends to accidentally ruin the shorter Bull Gator's plans.

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* In ''TazMania'', ''WesternAnimation/TazMania'', the alligator Axl tends to accidentally ruin the shorter Bull Gator's plans.
16th May '16 11:26:56 AM Darkfire545
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** Played straight with Dosu - he was the shortest of his squad, and was always [[PrimalStance hunched over]] (making him look even shorter), but was smarter and more logical than his squad.
14th May '16 6:08:00 PM Kytseo
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* In ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'', [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Robin]] is the shortest ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' character in the fourth game. Robin's also the only one that's not a pure melee fighter (being primarily a spellcaster).
8th May '16 5:24:55 PM nombretomado
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* The titular character of {{Hey Arnold}} is shorter than a good number of his friends by mere inches and is also one of the smartest characters on the show.

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* The titular character of {{Hey Arnold}} ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' is shorter than a good number of his friends by mere inches and is also one of the smartest characters on the show.
18th Apr '16 4:44:08 PM TastyHorse
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* Notably the [[WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutronBoyGenius Jimmy Neutron]] page quote comes from the climax of the film where the villains are privately laughing at a seeming suicide run by the title character by mocking his size, before he [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever changes it]].

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* Notably the [[WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutronBoyGenius ''[[WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutronBoyGenius Jimmy Neutron]] Neutron]]'' page quote comes from the climax of the film where the villains are privately laughing at a seeming suicide run by the title character by mocking his size, before he [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever changes it]].
18th Apr '16 4:43:33 PM TastyHorse
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* Notably the [[WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutronBoyGenius Jimmy Neutron]] page quote comes from the climax of the film where the villains are privately laughing at a seeming suicide run by the title character by mocking his size, before he [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever changes it]].
2nd Feb '16 7:13:12 AM Cailleach
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* It used to be a commonly held belief that in order for someone to be very intelligent, they had to "even out" by being short, frail, and [[SmartPeopleWearGlasses having poor eyesight.]] [[ScienceMarchesOn But this has since been proven to be completely inaccurate.]]
10th Dec '15 1:35:36 PM maylove25
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* Eddie from ''Anime/YokaiWatch'' is noticeably shorter than his frien Nate. He is a tech-savvy and smart kid.

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* Eddie from ''Anime/YokaiWatch'' is noticeably shorter than his frien friend Nate. He is a tech-savvy and smart kid.
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