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23rd Jan '16 2:00:10 PM StFan
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[[folder:Film]] * Chewbacca in ''Franchise/StarWars''. Class 2 or 3, depending on how you look at Wookiees. True to form, Chewbacca was portrayed by the 7'2" Peter Mayhew. * One in ''Film/TheCityOfLostChildren''. Definitely class 2. Unusual in that he's the main character.
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[[folder:Film]] * Chewbacca in ''Franchise/StarWars''. Class 2 or 3, depending on how you look at Wookiees. True to form, Chewbacca was portrayed by the 7'2" Peter Mayhew. * One in ''Film/TheCityOfLostChildren''. Definitely class 2. Unusual in that he's the main character.[[folder:Films -- Animation]]

* In ''CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs'', Brent becomes this after his [[spoiler: [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass rebirth as]] Chicken Brent.]] He single-handedly holds off a squadron of sentient roast chickens so Flint can go stop the FLDSMDFR.
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* In ''CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs'', ''WesternAnimation/CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs'', Brent becomes this after his [[spoiler: [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass rebirth as]] Chicken Brent.]] He single-handedly holds off a squadron of sentient roast chickens so Flint can go stop the FLDSMDFR.FLDSMDFR. * ''Disney/WreckItRalph'': The titular Ralph is a 9-feet-tall and 643 pound HotBlooded DestructiveSaviour, something that he himself lampshades in the opening of the film. [[/folder]] [[folder:Films -- Live-Action]] * Chewbacca in ''Franchise/StarWars''. Class 2 or 3, depending on how you look at Wookiees. True to form, Chewbacca was portrayed by the 7'2" Peter Mayhew. * One in ''Film/TheCityOfLostChildren''. Definitely class 2. Unusual in that he's the main character.

* [[TheIncredibleHulk The Hulk]] in ''Film/TheAvengers''. --> '''CaptainAmerica:''' Hulk... [[PhraseCatcher smash]].
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* [[TheIncredibleHulk ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'': ** The Hulk]] in ''Film/TheAvengers''. --> '''CaptainAmerica:''' ComicBook/IncredibleHulk. ---> '''Captain America:''' Hulk... [[PhraseCatcher smash]].

* The titular Disney/WreckItRalph is a 9 feet tall and 643 pound HotBlooded DestructiveSaviour, something that he himself lampshaded in the opening of the film.

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[[folder:Webcomics]][[folder:Web Animation]] * ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'': ** Maine of is a classic Class 1. He's huge, terrifying in combat, and can take unbelievable amounts of punishment. And he doesn't much care if you have a nice day or not. ** Tex and Sheila/FILSS also apply. Both pretty well fit in the Giantess category; one is only ever seen in full body armor [[spoiler:and is an AI in a robot body anyway]] while the other is literally a tank (and a CoolShip). Sheila is undeniably the toughest and best fighter in the series (she's a ''tank'' and a ''spaceship with an enormous gun''), but Tex is one of the best as well. * Mister Brave from ''WebAnimation/DusksDawn''. He can ram though ''tornadoes''. * ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': ** Yang Xiao Long fills this role for the eponymous team of heroines, as she's the tallest, most visibly athletic and ([[SuperStrength by far]]) the physically strongest of the group, and is also implied to be their most skilled fighter, if Team RWBY selecting her to be their representative in the Vytal tournament is anything to go by. Yang is arguably a {{Reconstruction}} of the trope, as she sidesteps the [[TheWorfEffect traditional group muscle baggage]] by seeming to be just as strong and skilled in combat as her reputation and nearly-unblemished win record suggests, in an {{Aver|tedTrope}}sion of InformedAttribute - the villains instead opt to bring about her downfall through [[HeroWithBadPublicity other means]] where her raw power is meaningless. ** In [[HeroOfAnotherStory Team JNPR]], this role is filled by Nora Valkyrie, who is the shortest member of the team and certainly doesn't ''look'' like a physical powerhouse, but wields a massive hammer and is strong enough to overpower even Yang. [[/folder]] [[folder:Web Comics]]


* Torq, the Half-Orc fighter from the Podcast/CriticalHit Podcast, is a bit of #4, though he's not always Boisterous. He is almost a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} normally, but becomes a whirling, athletic menace in combat. His player, Matthew, specifically statted him this way. * Ultra-Man, a stalwart member of the [[Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse Global Guardians]] is a bit of a mix between the GentleGiant and the GeniusBruiser. Regardlesss, he is the moral compass of the team.
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* Torq, the Half-Orc fighter from the Podcast/CriticalHit ''Podcast/CriticalHit'' Podcast, is a bit of #4, though he's not always Boisterous. He is almost a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} normally, but becomes a whirling, athletic menace in combat. His player, Matthew, specifically statted him this way. * ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'': Ultra-Man, a stalwart member of the [[Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse Global Guardians]] Guardians is a bit of a mix between the GentleGiant and the GeniusBruiser. Regardlesss, he is the moral compass of the team.

* Sura Verandis of ''IlivaisX''. Even his [[HumongousMecha Avespia]] is heavier and more melee-oriented than the others. * Lancer of Team Kimba in the WhateleyUniverse. He's the FlyingBrick with no magical or psychic powers. He's the strongest and toughest team member and the one most likely to step in front of an attack to protect someone else. * Maine of ''WebAnimation/RedVsBlue'' is a classic Class 1. He's huge, terrifying in combat, and can take unbelievable amounts of punishment. And he doesn't much care if you have a nice day or not. ** Tex and Sheila/FILSS also apply. Both pretty well fit in the Giantess category; one is only ever seen in full body armor [[spoiler:and is an AI in a robot body anyway]] while the other is literally a tank (and a CoolShip). Sheila is undeniably the toughest and best fighter in the series (she's a ''tank'' and a ''spaceship with an enormous gun''), but Tex is one of the best as well. * Mister Brave from ''WebAnimation/DusksDawn''. He can ram though ''tornadoes''. * [[WebVideo/MatthewSantoro Matt Santoro's clone]], Big Shine. He's tough, and beats up anyone who leaves a {{troll}} comment on one of Matt's videos. * In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', Yang Xiao Long fills this role for the eponymous team of heroines, as she's the tallest, most visibly athletic and ([[SuperStrength by far]]) the physically strongest of the group, and is also implied to be their most skilled fighter, if Team RWBY selecting her to be their representative in the Vytal tournament is anything to go by. Yang is arguably a {{Reconstruction}} of the trope, as she sidesteps the [[TheWorfEffect traditional group muscle baggage]] by seeming to be just as strong and skilled in combat as her reputation and nearly-unblemished win record suggests, in an {{Aver|tedTrope}}sion of InformedAttribute - the villains instead opt to bring about her downfall through [[HeroWithBadPublicity other means]] where her raw power is meaningless. ** In [[HeroOfAnotherStory Team JNPR]], this role is filled by Nora Valkyrie, who is the shortest member of the team and certainly doesn't ''look'' like a physical powerhouse, but wields a massive hammer and is strong enough to overpower even Yang.
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* Sura Verandis of ''IlivaisX''.''Literature/IlivaisX''. Even his [[HumongousMecha Avespia]] is heavier and more melee-oriented than the others. * Lancer of Team Kimba in the WhateleyUniverse.''Literature/WhateleyUniverse''. He's the FlyingBrick with no magical or psychic powers. He's the strongest and toughest team member and the one most likely to step in front of an attack to protect someone else. * Maine of ''WebAnimation/RedVsBlue'' is a classic Class 1. He's huge, terrifying in combat, and can take unbelievable amounts of punishment. And he doesn't much care if you have a nice day or not. ** Tex and Sheila/FILSS also apply. Both pretty well fit in the Giantess category; one is only ever seen in full body armor [[spoiler:and is an AI in a robot body anyway]] while the other is literally a tank (and a CoolShip). Sheila is undeniably the toughest and best fighter in the series (she's a ''tank'' and a ''spaceship with an enormous gun''), but Tex is one of the best as well. * Mister Brave from ''WebAnimation/DusksDawn''. He can ram though ''tornadoes''. * [[WebVideo/MatthewSantoro ''WebVideo/MatthewSantoro'': Matt Santoro's clone]], clone, Big Shine. He's tough, and beats up anyone who leaves a {{troll}} comment on one of Matt's videos. * In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', Yang Xiao Long fills this role for the eponymous team of heroines, as she's the tallest, most visibly athletic and ([[SuperStrength by far]]) the physically strongest of the group, and is also implied to be their most skilled fighter, if Team RWBY selecting her to be their representative in the Vytal tournament is anything to go by. Yang is arguably a {{Reconstruction}} of the trope, as she sidesteps the [[TheWorfEffect traditional group muscle baggage]] by seeming to be just as strong and skilled in combat as her reputation and nearly-unblemished win record suggests, in an {{Aver|tedTrope}}sion of InformedAttribute - the villains instead opt to bring about her downfall through [[HeroWithBadPublicity other means]] where her raw power is meaningless. ** In [[HeroOfAnotherStory Team JNPR]], this role is filled by Nora Valkyrie, who is the shortest member of the team and certainly doesn't ''look'' like a physical powerhouse, but wields a massive hammer and is strong enough to overpower even Yang.videos.
21st Jan '16 11:14:58 AM thatmadork
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* In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', Yang Xiao Long fills this role for the eponymous team of heroines, as she's the tallest, most visibly athletic and ([[SuperStrength by far]]) the physically strongest of the group, and is also implied to be their most skilled fighter, if Team RWBY selecting her to be their representative in the Vytal tournament is anything to go by. In [[HeroOfAnotherStory Team JNPR]], this role is filled by Nora Valkyrie, who is the shortest member of the team and certainly doesn't ''look'' like a physical powerhouse, but wields a massive hammer and is strong enough to overpower even Yang.
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* In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', Yang Xiao Long fills this role for the eponymous team of heroines, as she's the tallest, most visibly athletic and ([[SuperStrength by far]]) the physically strongest of the group, and is also implied to be their most skilled fighter, if Team RWBY selecting her to be their representative in the Vytal tournament is anything to go by. Yang is arguably a {{Reconstruction}} of the trope, as she sidesteps the [[TheWorfEffect traditional group muscle baggage]] by seeming to be just as strong and skilled in combat as her reputation and nearly-unblemished win record suggests, in an {{Aver|tedTrope}}sion of InformedAttribute - the villains instead opt to bring about her downfall through [[HeroWithBadPublicity other means]] where her raw power is meaningless. ** In [[HeroOfAnotherStory Team JNPR]], this role is filled by Nora Valkyrie, who is the shortest member of the team and certainly doesn't ''look'' like a physical powerhouse, but wields a massive hammer and is strong enough to overpower even Yang.
20th Jan '16 2:56:34 PM acrobox
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# The gruff, mean, scarred and withdrawn warrior. Could go so far as to be a [[TheBerserker Berserker]], particularly of the DeathSeeker variety. In an entire FiveManBand of ass-kickers, their big guy is most likely be ready to punch you in the face for smiling at him. # The GentleGiant who [[BewareTheNiceOnes you don't want to push too far.]] Often when the other members are younger, he will be older and outside of battle is the calming element in the group, offering both experience and wisdom, or just able to pull two others apart easily. In this case he may show signs of TheHeart or TheMentor. # The kind that looks like the first but is [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold secretly the second]]. # The BoisterousBruiser, whose [[LargeHam presence is larger than his physical size]]. This can range from being BigFun, to an EmotionalBruiser, BloodKnight, or generally being HotBlooded and loud. This guy can be as large as the other types, but those with short and StoutStrength are usually here. # A GeniusBruiser who can also fill the role of TheSmartGuy. This character is rare, (presumably also for balance reasons) as TheSmartGuy is traditionally unimposing and the NonActionGuy. This version uses their muscle intelligently, the polar opposite of the DumbMuscle. Occasionally overlaps with RobotBuddy. # The PintSizedPowerhouse, a child or otherwise unimposing person that still packs a punch. If they're not a great athlete their power may come from [[TheDeterminator raw determination]]. In cases of truly great strength, you may be dealing with a cyborg, mutant, alien, or some other justification for unusual power. This type is more common with female examples who may be a CuteBruiser or GirlyBruiser.
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# * The gruff, mean, scarred and withdrawn warrior. Could go so far as to be a [[TheBerserker Berserker]], particularly of the DeathSeeker variety. In an entire FiveManBand of ass-kickers, their big guy is most likely be ready to punch you in the face for smiling at him. # * The GentleGiant who [[BewareTheNiceOnes you don't want to push too far.]] Often when the other members are younger, he will be older and outside of battle is the calming element in the group, offering both experience and wisdom, or just able to pull two others apart easily. In this case he may show signs of TheHeart or TheMentor. # * The kind that looks like the first but is [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold secretly the second]]. # * The BoisterousBruiser, whose [[LargeHam presence is larger than his physical size]]. This can range from being BigFun, to an EmotionalBruiser, BloodKnight, or generally being HotBlooded and loud. This guy can be as large as the other types, but those with short and StoutStrength are usually here. # * A GeniusBruiser who can also fill the role of TheSmartGuy. This character is rare, (presumably also for balance reasons) as TheSmartGuy is traditionally unimposing and the NonActionGuy. This version uses their muscle intelligently, the polar opposite of the DumbMuscle. Occasionally overlaps with RobotBuddy. # * The PintSizedPowerhouse, a child or otherwise unimposing person that still packs a punch. If they're not a great athlete their power may come from [[TheDeterminator raw determination]]. In cases of truly great strength, you may be dealing with a cyborg, mutant, alien, or some other justification for unusual power. This type is more common with female examples who may be a CuteBruiser or GirlyBruiser.

More women are filling this role, which used to be a rarity unless the ''[[AmazonBrigade whole team]]'' [[AmazonBrigade was composed of women]]. In addition to the types above (especially the Class 6), The Big Girl may be a plainly strong Giantess in which case somewhat masculine or HollywoodHomely. Otherwise she's the Amazon: [[StatuesqueStunner big]], [[AmazonianBeauty beautiful]], and [[AmazonChaser drooled over by men]]. (Sometimes EvenTheGirlsWantHer). On the romance level, she often either is admired AND [[NoGuyWantsAnAmazon feared because of her strength]] or ''only'' be willing to yield to [[AllAmazonsWantHercules a really powerful male]] who is [[BestHerToBedHer able to beat her in battle.]]
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More women are filling this role, which used to be a rarity unless the ''[[AmazonBrigade whole team]]'' [[AmazonBrigade was composed of women]]. In addition to the types above (especially the Class 6), above, The Big Girl may be a plainly strong Giantess in which case somewhat masculine or HollywoodHomely. Otherwise she's the Amazon: [[StatuesqueStunner big]], [[AmazonianBeauty beautiful]], and [[AmazonChaser drooled over by men]]. (Sometimes EvenTheGirlsWantHer). On the romance level, she often either is admired AND [[NoGuyWantsAnAmazon feared because of her strength]] or ''only'' be willing to yield to [[AllAmazonsWantHercules a really powerful male]] who is [[BestHerToBedHer able to beat her in battle.]]
16th Jan '16 4:03:57 AM thatmadork
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* In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', Yang Xiao Long fills this role for the eponymous team of heroines, as she's the tallest, most visibly athletic and ([[SuperStrength by far]]) the physically strongest of the group, and is also implied to be their most skilled fighter, if Team RWBY selecting her to be their representative in the Vytal tournament is anything to go by. In [[HeroOfAnotherStory Team JNPR]], this role is filled by Nora Valkyrie, who is the shortest member of the team and certainly doesn't ''look'' like a physical powerhouse, but wields a massive hammer and is strong enough to overpower even Yang.
30th Dec '15 5:03:26 PM NozzDogg
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* In ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' Julandri labourers, Maduri and Venusians tower over nearly everyone else and are often wider.
19th Dec '15 5:47:49 PM nombretomado
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** SheHulk when she was with the team as well * Piotr aka Colossus of the Comicbook/{{X-Men}} is the poster child for Class 2, who replaced Class 5 GeniusBruiser Hank [=McCoy=] / The Beast when he first appeared. Sometimes they're both on the team together...at which point the bad guys should generally start running. * "Strong Guy" of Comicbook/{{X-Factor}}, whose name came from him explicitly LampshadeHanging this trope during a press conference.
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** SheHulk ComicBook/SheHulk when she was with the team as well * Piotr aka Colossus of the Comicbook/{{X-Men}} ComicBook/XMen is the poster child for Class 2, who replaced Class 5 GeniusBruiser Hank [=McCoy=] / The Beast when he first appeared. Sometimes they're both on the team together...at which point the bad guys should generally start running. * "Strong Guy" of Comicbook/{{X-Factor}}, ComicBook/XFactor, whose name came from him explicitly LampshadeHanging this trope during a press conference.
1st Dec '15 2:26:29 PM ANTMuddle
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Usually what holds them back from [[TheLeader leadership]] is being DumbMuscle, they know how to [[PutTheirHeadsTogether knock heads together]] but don't do much in the way of strategy; however, like their EvilCounterpart in the FiveBadBand (TheBrute), they may still exercise authority over the [[RedShirtArmy support]] [[MenOfSherwood team]]. While TheLeader and TheLancer fight [[BashBrothers side-by-side]], The Big Guy is a OneManArmy.
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Usually what holds them back from [[TheLeader leadership]] is being DumbMuscle, they know how to [[PutTheirHeadsTogether knock heads together]] but don't do much in the way of strategy; however, like their EvilCounterpart in the FiveBadBand (TheBrute), (which is TheBrute), they may still exercise authority over the [[RedShirtArmy support]] [[MenOfSherwood team]]. While TheLeader and TheLancer fight [[BashBrothers side-by-side]], The Big Guy is a OneManArmy.
30th Nov '15 1:42:42 PM ANTMuddle
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Usually what holds them back from [[TheLeader leadership]] is being DumbMuscle, they know how to [[PutTheirHeadsTogether knock heads together]] but don't do much in the way of strategy; however, they may still exercise authority over the [[RedShirtArmy support]] [[MenOfSherwood team]]. While TheLeader and TheLancer fight [[BashBrothers side-by-side]], The Big Guy is a OneManArmy.
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Usually what holds them back from [[TheLeader leadership]] is being DumbMuscle, they know how to [[PutTheirHeadsTogether knock heads together]] but don't do much in the way of strategy; however, like their EvilCounterpart in the FiveBadBand (TheBrute), they may still exercise authority over the [[RedShirtArmy support]] [[MenOfSherwood team]]. While TheLeader and TheLancer fight [[BashBrothers side-by-side]], The Big Guy is a OneManArmy.

The FiveBadBand's EvilCounterpart is TheBrute. Not to be confused with that ''other'' [[{{God}} Big Guy]].
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The FiveBadBand's EvilCounterpart is TheBrute. Not to be confused with that ''other'' [[{{God}} Big Guy]].
21st Nov '15 8:35:38 AM Dravencour
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More women are filling this role, which used to be a rarity unless the ''[[AmazonBrigade whole team]]'' [[AmazonBrigade was women]]. In addition to the types above (especially the Class 6), The Big Girl may be a plainly strong Giantess in which case somewhat masculine or HollywoodHomely. Otherwise she's the Amazon: [[StatuesqueStunner big]], [[AmazonianBeauty beautiful]], and [[AmazonChaser drooled over by men]]. (Sometimes EvenTheGirlsWantHer). On the romance level, she often either is admired AND [[NoGuyWantsAnAmazon feared because of her strength]] or ''only'' be willing to yield to [[AllAmazonsWantHercules a really powerful male]] who is [[BestHerToBedHer able to beat her in battle.]]
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More women are filling this role, which used to be a rarity unless the ''[[AmazonBrigade whole team]]'' [[AmazonBrigade was composed of women]]. In addition to the types above (especially the Class 6), The Big Girl may be a plainly strong Giantess in which case somewhat masculine or HollywoodHomely. Otherwise she's the Amazon: [[StatuesqueStunner big]], [[AmazonianBeauty beautiful]], and [[AmazonChaser drooled over by men]]. (Sometimes EvenTheGirlsWantHer). On the romance level, she often either is admired AND [[NoGuyWantsAnAmazon feared because of her strength]] or ''only'' be willing to yield to [[AllAmazonsWantHercules a really powerful male]] who is [[BestHerToBedHer able to beat her in battle.]]
9th Nov '15 10:39:23 PM Koolkev
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* Arthur Korsky from ''ComicBook/{{Circles}}'' is a GeniusBruiser and a GentleGiant who is an expert painter and prefers to paint rather than fight. But with his strength, he can chase down criminals and knock them out with a mighty punch.
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