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5th May '16 1:11:15 PM Yalsaris63
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* The Big Guy will often be the band's [[AnAdventurerIsYou "tank"]]; a MightyGlacier who serves as the strongest physical fighter, but also the slowest and least proficient at magic. Alternatively, he's just a StoneWall taking the hits for others. The lucky ones are those who are [[LightningBruiser as fast they are strong]].

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* The Big Guy will often be the band's [[AnAdventurerIsYou "tank"]]; a MightyGlacier who serves as the strongest physical fighter, but also the slowest and least proficient at magic. Alternatively, he's just a StoneWall taking the hits for others. The lucky ones are those who are [[LightningBruiser as fast as they are strong]].
5th Apr '16 1:48:20 PM Watermist
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* Muneca Powell from ''Webcomic/{{Pacificators}}'' is an interesting mixture of Class 2 and Class 5. She's not ''quite'' a GentleGiant towards people she dislikes, but she's [[MamaBear great with children]]. She's also smart (she knows the rules inside and out - and she can actually tolerate and understand all that legalese)... and dresses like a ProperLady, complete in [[GorgeousPeriodDress Victorian era style]]. But piss her off, and she'll [[CurbStompBattle curb-stomp]] you with her [[GravityMaster gravity powers]]. Oh, and did I mention that she's over six feet tall, fights with a SwordCane (it's hidden in her ParasolOfPrettiness), and actually is pretty strong to boot?

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* Muneca Powell from ''Webcomic/{{Pacificators}}'' is an interesting mixture of Class 2 and Class 5.4. She's not ''quite'' a GentleGiant towards people she dislikes, but she's [[MamaBear great with children]]. She's also smart (she knows the rules inside and out - and she can actually tolerate and understand all that legalese)... and dresses like a ProperLady, complete in [[GorgeousPeriodDress Victorian era style]]. But piss her off, and she'll [[CurbStompBattle curb-stomp]] you with her [[GravityMaster gravity powers]]. Oh, and did I mention that she's over six feet tall, fights with a SwordCane (it's hidden in her ParasolOfPrettiness), and actually is pretty strong to boot?
6th Mar '16 7:55:03 PM Scorntex
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* ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}:'' Sludge of the Dinobots, usually serving as the DumbMuscle of the team, mixed with GentleGiant (in as much as any Dinobot is "gentle"). His IDW comics incarnation actually is the largest of the team, thanks to an attempt at realistic scale.
6th Mar '16 5:20:41 PM ANTMuddle
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** A ''closet'' Gentle Giant may also look like the typical tough guy.
6th Mar '16 5:18:04 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.
29th Feb '16 3:53:55 AM Veanne
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* ''Webcomic/{{Runners}}'' team has two of those, [[GentleGiant Bennesaud]] and [[ActionGirl Sky]].
25th Feb '16 8:42:44 AM acrobox
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->''"For You"''
-->-- '''The Masked Man'', ''Bane?''

The powerhouse of the Masketta Men. They are usually incredibly and unflinchingly loyal (for a hired gun), and often they are the largest member of TheTeam and even more effective in combat than anyone else. (Sometimes combined.) They will often be the masked man, they cause a disturbance (in the force) and hold off the {{mooks}} while the others challenge the CIA. Against stronger enemies they might end up being banned by hothead mods; getting trounced to set up the villain as a credible threat.

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 (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.

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->''"For You"''
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->''"Less talking, more hitting!"''
-->-- '''The Masked Man'', ''Bane?''

'''Hawkgirl''', ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague''

The powerhouse of the Masketta Men. FiveManBand. They are usually incredibly and unflinchingly loyal (for a hired gun), loyal, and often they are the largest member of TheTeam and even more effective in combat than anyone else. (Sometimes combined.) They will often be the masked man, they cause a disturbance (in the force) and hold point man that holds off the {{mooks}} while the others challenge the CIA. BigBad. Against stronger enemies they might end up being banned by hothead mods; suffering TheWorfEffect; getting trounced to set up the villain as a credible threat.

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 (which is TheBrute), (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.



Classes of the Big Guy include:
* The Masked Man. Strong, intelligent and cunning, he has been raised by the darkness. Now he crashes planes and kidnaps scientists in his spare time.
* 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]].

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Classes of Traits common to the Big Guy include:
* The Masked Man. Strong, intelligent and cunning, he has been raised by the darkness. Now he crashes planes and kidnaps scientists in his spare time.
*
A typical tough guy. The gruff, mean, sometimes scarred and withdrawn warrior. Could go so far as to be a [[TheBerserker Berserker]], particularly of the DeathSeeker variety.Berserker]]. 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 Outside of battle he 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]].
TheMentor.



* 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.

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* 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.



* If it's a magical setting, they may also be adept at DishingOutDirt or have a GreenThumb, as the "earth" element can be seen as tough, strong, and/or sturdy. [[AnIcePerson Ice]] and [[ExtraOreDinary Metal]] may have similar connotations. More rarely [[ShockAndAwe electricity]] will be used since its loud and powerful raw energy.

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, 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.]]

If she's a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, her softer side is often a secret cache of feminine traits or one particularly girlish habit, which [[HugeSchoolgirl may make her embarrassed when found out]]. On rare occasions, she may be revealed to be a ButchLesbian, a {{Tsundere}}, or even a ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend.

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* If it's a magical setting, they may also be adept at DishingOutDirt or have a GreenThumb, as the "earth" element can be seen as tough, strong, and/or sturdy. [[AnIcePerson Ice]] and [[ExtraOreDinary Metal]] may have similar connotations. More rarely [[ShockAndAwe electricity]] will be used since its it's loud and powerful raw energy.

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, The Big Girl may be Since physical strength is usually a plainly strong Giantess in which case somewhat masculine trait, she may be a tomboy, {{Ladette}}, or HollywoodHomely. Otherwise if she's not lucky [[HollywoodHomely mannish.]] But you can flip this on its head by making her the Amazon: [[StatuesqueStunner big]], [[BoobsOfSteel and]] [[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.]]

beautiful]].

If she's a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, playing the tough guy straight, her softer side is often a secret cache of feminine traits or one particularly girlish habit, habits which [[HugeSchoolgirl may make her embarrassed when found out]].she finds embarrassing]]. On rare occasions, she may be revealed to be a ButchLesbian, a {{Tsundere}}, or even a ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend.
21st Feb '16 11:35:13 PM DrPavel
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The powerhouse of the Masketta Men. They are usually incredibly and unflinchingly loyal (for a hired gun), and often they are the largest member of TheTeam and even more effective in combat than anyone else. (Sometimes combined.) They will often be the point man, they cause a disturbance and hold off the {{mooks}} while the others challenge the BigBad. Against stronger enemies they might end up suffering TheWorfEffect; getting trounced to set up the villain as a credible threat.

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The powerhouse of the Masketta Men. They are usually incredibly and unflinchingly loyal (for a hired gun), and often they are the largest member of TheTeam and even more effective in combat than anyone else. (Sometimes combined.) They will often be the point masked man, they cause a disturbance (in the force) and hold off the {{mooks}} while the others challenge the BigBad. CIA. Against stronger enemies they might end up suffering TheWorfEffect; being banned by hothead mods; getting trounced to set up the villain as a credible threat.


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* The Masked Man. Strong, intelligent and cunning, he has been raised by the darkness. Now he crashes planes and kidnaps scientists in his spare time.
21st Feb '16 11:32:12 PM DrPavel
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-->-- '''The Masked Man'', ''ComicBook/Bane''

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-->-- '''The Masked Man'', ''ComicBook/Bane''
''Bane?''
21st Feb '16 11:30:36 PM DrPavel
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