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11th Aug '16 11:58:34 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* Pro weightlifter Sajad Gharibi, a.k.a. "the Iranian [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk Hulk]]", is an Instragram star with his massive upper body and wide shoulders, though legs day isn't something he skips as his thighs are almost as big as his biceps.
11th Aug '16 6:25:14 AM TheBigBopper
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A type of caricature style of drawing the human male figure as having a huge torso and arms, but legs that appear too small to support the upper body, either by being too skinny and/or too short. This trope is an exaggeration of male bodybuilders (or any reasonably toned man with low body fat) having the ideal "triangle" figure of a broad chest and shoulders with a narrow waist. The drawn form of this can range from a moderately large torso and legs that are just a bit too skinny, to legs that are short and stubby and the torso is freakishly huge to keep the guy still at normal height.


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A type of caricature style of drawing the human male figure as having a huge torso and arms, but legs that appear too small skinny and/or too short to support the upper body, either by being too skinny and/or too short.body. This trope is an exaggeration of male bodybuilders (or any reasonably toned man with low body fat) having the ideal "triangle" figure of a broad chest and shoulders with a narrow waist. The drawn form of this can range from a moderately large torso and legs that are just a bit too skinny, to legs that are short and stubby and the torso is freakishly huge to keep the guy still at normal height.

11th Aug '16 12:01:55 AM BattleMaster
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* Kai from ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda3'' has absolutely ''tiny'' legs, making up less than about 25% of his total height and his extremely bow-legged stance makes them look even shorter. Poe actually has pretty short legs as well, though not nearly to the same extreme.
10th Aug '16 10:53:43 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* ''VideoGame/Persona4'' has the ''very'' effeminate Shadow Kanji. The strange thing is, Shadow Kanji has two bodies (sort of); Shadow Kanji's first body resides in a top heavy black and white body while resting in a bouquet of [[BaraGenre roses]].
10th Aug '16 10:23:00 PM DastardlyDemolition
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** As of ''VideoGame/SonicBoom'', Knuckles also qualifies.

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** As of ''VideoGame/SonicBoom'', Knuckles also qualifies. He has a reason for this; he doesn't like legs day.
9th Aug '16 1:22:27 PM blkwhtrbbt
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* A study of Olympic swimmers has found that they actually benefit from having a build like this: for the "speed" strokes like Butterfly and Freestyle, almost ''all'' of the thrust comes from the upper body and core, with the legs doing little beyond stabilizing the swimmer. Even the underwater kicks the swimmer does immediately after a dive or pushing off the wall is powered by the back and abs, not the legs themselves. A documentary showed that 8-time gold medalist Michael Phelps has the torso of a ''much'' taller man and the legs of a shorter one.

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* A study of Olympic swimmers has found that they actually benefit from having a build like this: for the "speed" strokes like Butterfly and Freestyle, almost ''all'' of the thrust comes from the upper body and core, with the legs doing little beyond stabilizing the swimmer. Even the underwater kicks the swimmer does immediately after a dive or pushing off the wall is powered by the back and abs, not the legs themselves. A documentary showed that 8-time 19-time Olypmic gold medalist Michael Phelps has the torso of a ''much'' taller man and the legs of a shorter one.
9th Aug '16 1:20:02 PM blkwhtrbbt
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* A study of Olympic swimmers has found that they actually benefit from having a build like this: for the "speed" strokes like Butterfly and Freestyle, almost ''all'' of the thrust comes from the upper body and core, with the legs doing little beyond stabilizing the swimmer. Even the underwater kicks the swimmer does immediately after a dive or pushing off the wall is powered by the back and abs, not the legs themselves. A documentary showed that 8-time gold medalist Michael Phelps has the torso of a ''much'' taller man and the legs of a shorter one.
26th Jul '16 2:26:13 AM KJMackley
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* A natural part of the TimmStyle seen in the Franchise/DCAU, most of it comes from having enormous shoulders and slender legs. Even characters who are supposed to be more trim like The Flash have a similar design. It is downplayed in the original show ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', where [[ArtEvolution the characters designs weren't as exaggerated]].

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* A natural part of the TimmStyle seen in the Franchise/DCAU, Franchise/{{DCAU}}, most of it comes from having enormous shoulders and slender legs. Even characters who are supposed to be more trim like The Flash have a similar design. It is downplayed in the original show ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', where [[ArtEvolution the characters character designs weren't as exaggerated]].
26th Jul '16 2:24:53 AM KJMackley
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* Standard in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond''. Batman/Terry himself is an example (even when he's not wearing the suit), but so are Bruce, most of the bad guys, even Superman when he guest stars.

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* Standard in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond''. Batman/Terry himself is an example (even when he's not wearing A natural part of the suit), but so are Bruce, TimmStyle seen in the Franchise/DCAU, most of it comes from having enormous shoulders and slender legs. Even characters who are supposed to be more trim like The Flash have a similar design. It is downplayed in the bad guys, even Superman when he guest stars.original show ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', where [[ArtEvolution the characters designs weren't as exaggerated]].
24th Jul '16 8:53:16 AM jccw227
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* Humorously inverted in ''WesternAnimation/TheTripletsOfBelleville''. Having cycled for most of his life, Champion has a rail-thin torso with overly developed legs.
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