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16th Mar '17 4:21:12 PM StFan
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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Franky in ''Manga/OnePiece'' was a prominent example before the timeskip. Afterwards, it became [[http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130225034035/onepiece/images/8/8c/Franky_Anime_Post_Timeskip_Infobox.png absolutely preposterous.]] Why he looks like that is justified in that he's a cyborg who built himself; how he can stand is left to the imagination. Bartholomew Kuma is another prominent example. While normally LeanAndMean, Rob Lucci's [[{{Animorphism}} leopard Zoan fruit]] give him a hybrid form with a profile similar to Kuma.
** In general this is Oda's art style for musclebound characters, especially prominent for anyone HulkingOut.

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[[folder:Anime and & Manga]]
* Franky in ''Manga/OnePiece'' was a prominent example before the timeskip. Afterwards, it became [[http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130225034035/onepiece/images/8/8c/Franky_Anime_Post_Timeskip_Infobox.png absolutely preposterous.]] Why he looks like that is justified in that he's a cyborg who built himself; how he can stand is left to the imagination. Bartholomew Kuma is another prominent example. While normally LeanAndMean, Rob Lucci's [[{{Animorphism}} leopard Zoan fruit]] give him a hybrid form with a profile similar to Kuma.
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Kuma. In general this is Oda's art style for musclebound characters, especially prominent for anyone HulkingOut.



* Jerommeke of the Belgian comic ''ComicBook/{{Suske en Wiske}}''.

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* Jerommeke of the Belgian comic ''ComicBook/{{Suske en Wiske}}''.''ComicBook/SuskeEnWiske''.



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* Rattigan from ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'' has this build. Being a...um...big mouse [[spoiler: RAT!!!]] he has very broad shoulders, a wide chest, and overall is extremely muscular in the upper body. However, he has a teeny tiny waist and very short legs, easily fitting into a triangle shape. His head is also quite small compared to his shoulder width, despite his genius IQ.

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* Rattigan from ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'' has this build. Being a...um... um... big mouse [[spoiler: RAT!!!]] he has very broad shoulders, a wide chest, and overall is extremely muscular in the upper body. However, he has a teeny tiny waist and very short legs, easily fitting into a triangle shape. His head is also quite small compared to his shoulder width, despite his genius IQ.



* Chanticleer the rooster from ''RockADoodle''. Justified since such proportions are normal for a rooster.

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* Chanticleer the rooster from ''RockADoodle''.''WesternAnimation/RockADoodle''. Justified since such proportions are normal for a rooster.



* One of main characters of ''WesternAnimation/DragonHunters'', Lian-Chu has massive body and arms, but very small and thin legs.






[[folder:Jokes]]
* There's a joke about employees of a clothing store assuming that a person who is buying a shirt for one man and a pair of pants for another is actually buying a complete outfit for one guy who fits this trope.
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** [[BarbarianHero Hrun the Barbarian]] from ''Discworld/TheColourOfMagic'' is described as looking like 'an apple balanced on top of a coffin'.

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** [[BarbarianHero Hrun the Barbarian]] from ''Discworld/TheColourOfMagic'' is described as looking like 'an "an apple balanced on top of a coffin'.coffin".



* Played straight (huge torso and stubby legs) and inverted (incredibly skinny torso and massive legs) in the beach scene in ''WheresWaldo''.

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* Played straight (huge torso and stubby legs) and inverted (incredibly skinny torso and massive legs) in the beach scene in ''WheresWaldo''.''Literature/WheresWaldo''.



[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* SNL once did a skit depicting a show called "How Much Ya Bench?", with Adam Sandler, Chris Farley, David Spade, Jay Mohr, and guest host Emilio Estevez as bodybuilders - [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial who were totally not on steroids]] - with tiny stick legs.
* An episode of ''AreYouBeingServed" implied this about an unseen man when a set of his pajamas are found to consist of a huge shirt and a tiny pair of pants.

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[[folder:Live Action [[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* SNL once did a skit depicting a show called "How Much Ya Bench?", with Adam Sandler, Chris Farley, David Spade, Jay Mohr, and guest host Emilio Estevez as bodybuilders - -- [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial who were totally not on steroids]] - -- with tiny stick legs.
* An episode of ''AreYouBeingServed" ''Series/AreYouBeingServed'' implied this about an unseen man when a set of his pajamas are found to consist of a huge shirt and a tiny pair of pants.



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* This is the effect one gets out of [[http://undertale.wikia.com/wiki/Greater_Dog Greater Dog]] in ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' due to its very large upper body carried around on stumpy legs. The [[TinyHeadedBehemoth tiny dog face]] helps complete the look. [[spoiler:Turns out it's a normal sized dog in a sort of mechanized suit of armor, so the actual dog is not that top-heavy at all.]]

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* This is the effect one gets out of [[http://undertale.wikia.com/wiki/Greater_Dog Greater Dog]] in ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' due to its very large upper body carried around on stumpy legs. The [[TinyHeadedBehemoth tiny dog face]] helps complete the look. [[spoiler:Turns out it's a normal sized normal-sized dog in a sort of mechanized suit of armor, so the actual dog is not that top-heavy at all.]]



[[folder:Webcomics]]
* ''ButtlordGT'''s Mr. Huge, a Vegeta {{Expy}}, has the power to grow his torso and arms to gigantic proportions, while retaining a regular-sized head and legs.
* ''WebComic/CommanderKitty'' has handful of 'em, including [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2009/05/03/lefty/ Moose]], [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2011/02/20/occupied/ Morris]] and [[spoiler: [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2011/06/26/bedside-manners/ Monstersocks]]]].

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[[folder:Webcomics]]
[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''ButtlordGT'''s ''Webcomic/ButtlordGT'''s Mr. Huge, a Vegeta {{Expy}}, has the power to grow his torso and arms to gigantic proportions, while retaining a regular-sized head and legs.
* ''WebComic/CommanderKitty'' ''Webcomic/CommanderKitty'' has handful of 'em, including [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2009/05/03/lefty/ Moose]], [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2011/02/20/occupied/ Morris]] and [[spoiler: [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2011/06/26/bedside-manners/ Monstersocks]]]].



* One of main characters of ''WesternAnimation/DragonHunters'', Lian-Chu, has massive body and arms, but very small and thin legs.



* Joe Swanson from ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. Even in the scenes where his legs work fine (such as flashbacks) his legs are kinda small.

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Joe Swanson from ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''.Swanson. Even in the scenes where his legs work fine (such as flashbacks) his legs are kinda small.



* Hego, Shego's [[SuperStrength super-strong]] brother from ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''. The cartoon style makes you wonder how he stands up.

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* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'':
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Hego, Shego's [[SuperStrength super-strong]] brother from ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''.brother. The cartoon style makes you wonder how he stands up.



* ''TransformersAnimated'' has [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Grandus_(Animated) Grandus]].

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* ''TransformersAnimated'' ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' has [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Grandus_(Animated) Grandus]].



[[folder:Other]]
* There's a joke about employees of a clothing store assuming that a person who is buying a shirt for one man and a pair of pants for another is actually buying a complete outfit for one guy who fits this trope.

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[[folder:Other]]
* There's a joke about employees of a clothing store assuming that a person who is buying a shirt for one man and a pair of pants for another is actually buying a complete outfit for one guy who fits this trope.
[[folder:Real Life]]
5th Mar '17 5:33:37 PM nombretomado
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* Strong Guy from MarvelComics has a massive torso but regular legs. It isn't stylistic, his body was deformed by his powers overloading.

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* Strong Guy from MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics has a massive torso but regular legs. It isn't stylistic, his body was deformed by his powers overloading.
16th Feb '17 6:17:43 PM ZerroDefex
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* An episode of ''AreYouBeingServed" implied this about an unseen man when a set of his pajamas are found to consist of a huge shirt and a tiny pair of pants.
16th Jan '17 5:58:31 AM TroperNo9001
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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.

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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 Po actually has pretty short legs as well, though not nearly to the same extreme.
14th Jan '17 3:00:53 PM Xtifr
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* TimSchafer is fond of this character design; he's used it for ''VideoGame/FullThrottle'', ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'', ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'', and the non-muscular skeletal protagonist of ''VideoGame/GrimFandango'' has it.

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* TimSchafer Creator/TimSchafer is fond of this character design; he's used it for ''VideoGame/FullThrottle'', ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'', ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'', and the non-muscular skeletal protagonist of ''VideoGame/GrimFandango'' has it.
28th Nov '16 6:01:17 PM Dvandemon
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* In general this is Oda's art style for musclebound characters, especially prominent for anyone HulkingOut.

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* ** In general this is Oda's art style for musclebound characters, especially prominent for anyone HulkingOut.
28th Nov '16 5:58:34 PM Dvandemon
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* In general this is Oda's art style for musclebound characters, especially prominent for anyone HulkingOut.
8th Nov '16 10:27:48 PM MagnusForce
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* Spongebob and Patrick fell under this trope in "The Fried Cook Games."

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* Spongebob ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' and Patrick fell under this trope in "The Fried Cook Games."
2nd Oct '16 8:44:35 PM Stealth
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* About half of the male cast of ''VideoGame/ShovelKnight'' are this. Notable major examples include Shovel Knight himself, Black Knight, King Knight, polar Knight, and Treasure Knight.

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* About half of the male cast of ''VideoGame/ShovelKnight'' are this. Notable major examples include Shovel Knight himself, Black Knight, King Knight, polar Polar Knight, and Treasure Knight.


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* This is the effect one gets out of [[http://undertale.wikia.com/wiki/Greater_Dog Greater Dog]] in ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' due to its very large upper body carried around on stumpy legs. The [[TinyHeadedBehemoth tiny dog face]] helps complete the look. [[spoiler:Turns out it's a normal sized dog in a sort of mechanized suit of armor, so the actual dog is not that top-heavy at all.]]
9th Sep '16 11:25:34 AM DastardlyDemolition
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* "Manga/BoboboboBobobo" has some pretty long legs, but they're ridiculously slim for such a muscular guy, and there's seemingly not enough room in the area they come together in to actually fit a groin. It's the least odd thing about his appearance, really, considering the seventies attire, blond afro, and grill-mark tattoos lining his arms.

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* "Manga/BoboboboBobobo" ''Manga/BoboboboBobobo'' has some pretty long legs, but they're ridiculously slim for such a muscular guy, and there's seemingly not enough room in the area they come together in to actually fit a groin. It's the least odd thing about his appearance, really, considering the seventies attire, blond afro, and grill-mark tattoos lining his arms.
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