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1st Dec '16 4:58:54 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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Thanks to many people associating "short" with "young," this trope often becomes a SelfFulfillingProphecy because short people are often treated like children/teenagers (whether from genuine mistakes or outright condescension) well into their adult years, and they get fed up with not being taken seriously.
1st Dec '16 11:31:53 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Creator/GeorgeLucas is 5'6"/168 cm, and many fans consider him a micromanaging ControlFreak due to his ruthlessly tight grip on the ''Franchise/StarWars'' reins.
* Creator/GeorgeRRMartin, another famously cantankerous George, is the same height as Lucas. He's known for writing gritty stories in which AnyoneCanDie, [[ScheduleSlip meticulously perfecting his books over long periods of time regardless of the fans' wishes]], and {{trolling|Creator}} and {{lying|Creator}} to his readers. When people wondered if he'd [[AuthorExistenceFailure die]] before finishing ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', he responded by saying "Fuck you, to those people" and FlippingTheBird.



** Music/LilWayne is 5'6"/167.5 cm and is also an arrogant [[TheCasanova ladies' man]] known for his boastful, coarse raps.

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** Music/LilWayne is 5'6"/167.5 cm and is also an arrogant [[TheCasanova ladies' man]] known famous for his boastful, coarse raps.



** Music/LilKim and Music/NickiMinaj are respectively 4'11"/150 cm and 5'2"/157 cm and (like the aforementioned Lil Wayne) are known for their aggressive lyrics and sexually provocative public images.



* Female example: UsefulNotes/QueenVictoria. Monarch of [[UsefulNotes/TheBritishEmpire a powerful and ruthless empire]]. Proposed to her husband at [[UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain a time]] when that was virtually unheard of. Obsessively watched over and micromanaged her children. Stern and grim in public (even ''if'' [[BeamMeUpScotty she never said]] "We are not amused"), but a loose cannon at home. And she was at most five feet (152.5 cm) tall.

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* Female example: Also in the field of music, Music/LadyGaga and Music/ChristinaAguilera are respectively 5'1"/155 cm and 5'2"/157 cm. Like many of the rappers mentioned above, they're known for their outrageous, sexually explicit, and [[{{Pun}} larger-than-life]] personas.
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UsefulNotes/QueenVictoria. Monarch of [[UsefulNotes/TheBritishEmpire a powerful and ruthless empire]]. Proposed to her husband at [[UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain a time]] when that was virtually unheard of. Obsessively watched over and micromanaged her children. Stern and grim in public (even ''if'' [[BeamMeUpScotty she never said]] "We are not amused"), but a loose cannon at home. And she was at most five feet (152.5 cm) tall.



* Thanks to many people associating "short" with "young," this trope often becomes a SelfFulfillingProphecy because short people are often treated like children/teenagers (whether from genuine mistakes or outright condescension) well into their adult years, and [[CaptainObvious they get fed up with not being taken seriously.]]
30th Nov '16 4:03:28 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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** Music/EazyE, the Godfather of GangstaRap, was only 5'3"/160 cm.
** Bushwick Bill of Music/GetoBoys fame is an even more extreme example, as he has literal dwarfism -- but be warned, 'cause "Size Ain't Shit." His group pioneered {{horrorcore}} and named the trope DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster, and he did his fair share of horror-rapping (in the persona of a DepravedDwarf) on tracks like "Chuckie" and "Murder Avenue." What's more, he was ''severely'' messed up in the head in the early nineties, in no small part due to the [[GargleBlaster Everclear]] he was drinking at the time. At one point, he actually ''goaded his girlfriend into shooting him in the face while dangling their child out a window''; he's sported an EyepatchOfPower ever since. The weirdest part of all is that he's begun to venture into ''[[RatedGForGangsta gospel music]]'' in recent years!

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** Music/EazyE, the Godfather of GangstaRap, was only 5'3"/160 cm.cm -- [[Music/{{NWA}} but with a gat, it don't matter if he's smaller or bigger]].
** Bushwick Bill of Music/GetoBoys fame is an even more extreme example, as he has literal dwarfism -- but be warned, 'cause "Size Ain't Shit." His group pioneered {{horrorcore}} and named the trope DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster, and he did his fair share of horror-rapping (in the persona of a DepravedDwarf) on tracks like "Chuckie" and "Murder Avenue." What's more, he was ''severely'' messed up in the head in the early nineties, in no small part due to the [[GargleBlaster Everclear]] he was drinking at the time. At one point, he actually ''goaded his girlfriend into shooting him in the face while dangling their child out a window''; he's sported an EyepatchOfPower ever since. The weirdest part of all is that he's begun to venture into ''[[RatedGForGangsta gospel music]]'' in recent years!
30th Nov '16 2:59:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* Willie Dick, the 4'7" Tlinglit cop in ''Literature/TheYiddishPolicemensUnion'' rides [[BadassBiker a 2/3 scale motorcyle]], wears a bearskin he killed himself, and is generally described as a {{Badass}} bordering on FolkHero notoriety. Naturally, when GentleGiant Berko Shemets used to be a cop in Tlinglit territory, [[OddCouple the two of them were partners]].

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* Willie Dick, the 4'7" Tlinglit cop in ''Literature/TheYiddishPolicemensUnion'' rides [[BadassBiker a 2/3 scale motorcyle]], wears a bearskin he killed himself, and is generally described as a {{Badass}} badass bordering on FolkHero notoriety. Naturally, when GentleGiant Berko Shemets used to be a cop in Tlinglit territory, [[OddCouple the two of them were partners]].
22nd Nov '16 2:24:25 AM LB7979
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The name comes from "Napoleon complex" (popularly known as "short-man syndrome"), an inferiority complex said to be suffered by short people. Aggressive or dangerous people who are short are often labeled as such to mock them. This was most famously done to the legendary French emperor, UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte. Although Napoleon was of average height for his nationality and time period, a number of different factors created the widely held urban legend that he was quite short--mostly stemming from a discrepancy between English and French measurement systems that got LostInTranslation and the fact he often surrounded himself with tall bodyguards. English propaganda of the time seized on the perception and portrayed him as comically short to deflate his image.

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The name comes from "Napoleon complex" (popularly known as "short-man syndrome"), an inferiority complex said to be suffered by short people. Aggressive or dangerous people who are short are often labeled as such to mock them. This was most famously done to the legendary French emperor, UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte. Although Napoleon was of average height for his nationality and time period, a number of different factors created the widely held urban legend that he was quite short--mostly short -- mostly stemming from a [[UnitConfusion discrepancy between English and French measurement systems systems]] that got LostInTranslation and the fact he often surrounded himself with tall bodyguards. English propaganda of the time seized on the perception and portrayed him as comically short to deflate his image.
13th Nov '16 8:10:32 PM Troperinik
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': Olaf, the shortest of the main cast, wants to TakeOverTheWorld and [[HairTriggerTemper frequently gets angry]]. The rest of the cast do nothing but make fun of him.
7th Nov '16 12:17:56 AM jormis29
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* Chanel #1 Oberlin of ''Series/{{Scream Queens}}'' is an excellent female example of a Napoleon.

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* Chanel #1 Oberlin of ''Series/{{Scream Queens}}'' ''Series/ScreamQueens2015'' is an excellent female example of a Napoleon.
30th Oct '16 4:57:04 PM khalil91
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* Chanel #1 Oberlin of ''Series/{{Scream Queens}}'' is an excellent female example of a Napoleon.
16th Oct '16 1:46:57 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Bank robber George "Baby Face" Nelson was seriously unstable and had a whole keyboard full of [[BerserkButton Berserk Buttons]], but the biggest one was his height: he was only 5'4"/163 cm.

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* Several criminals:
** Film/BonnieAndClyde were, respectively, 4'10"/148 cm and 5'6"/168 cm.
** UsefulNotes/CharlesManson is 5'2"/157 cm.
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Bank robber George "Baby Face" Nelson was seriously unstable and had a whole keyboard full of [[BerserkButton Berserk Buttons]], but the biggest one was his height: he was only 5'4"/163 cm.



* UsefulNotes/CharlesManson is 5'2"/157 cm.
9th Oct '16 2:38:25 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Creator/RodSerling of ''Franchise/TheTwilightZone'' and ''Series/NightGallery'' fame was 5'4"/163 cm and had a reputation as "the angry man of Hollywood," though this stemmed from his hatred of injustice rather than physical insecurity.

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* Creator/RodSerling of ''Franchise/TheTwilightZone'' and ''Series/NightGallery'' fame was 5'4"/163 cm and had a reputation as "the angry man the "angry young man" of Hollywood," Hollywood, though this stemmed from his hatred of injustice rather than physical insecurity.
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