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19th Aug '17 11:21:29 AM EponymousKid
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* Brick from ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' isn't one of the most extreme example of this trope, [[http://www.blogiversity.org/blogs/willburns1/Screen%20shot%202009-10-22%20at%2012.15.24%20PM.jpg but his legs are noticeably thinner than the rest of his body,]] which keeps his body distinctly triangular.

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* Brick from ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' isn't one of the most extreme example of this trope, [[http://www.blogiversity.org/blogs/willburns1/Screen%20shot%202009-10-22%20at%2012.15.24%20PM.jpg but his legs are noticeably thinner than the rest of his body,]] which keeps his body distinctly triangular. Bandit Bruisers have similar builds, as well.


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** Bullymongs are large gorilla-like creatures with four massive, muscular arms and a torso that tapers into a very small set of legs; their thighs are about the size of any one of their ''fingers''.
15th Aug '17 12:13:36 AM Natasha_Chameli
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** Hell, half of the playable races fall under this trope.
13th Aug '17 3:11:24 PM AuraXtreme
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* ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'': The titular Beast is a downplayed example, with broad shoulders and long, but toned, legs. More noticeable in ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' due to being less hidden by his cape.



** Also true of almost all male minor characters in this game. Everyone's got bitty little legs, and the men have relatively gigantic torsoes.

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** Also true of almost all male minor characters in this game. Everyone's got bitty little legs, and the men have relatively gigantic torsoes.torsos.


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** [[spoiler:Dark Beast Ganon]] in ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors'' is a downplayed example, being built like a gorilla.
3rd Aug '17 9:17:51 AM RockRaider
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''VideoGame/Scrapland'' has the police, who all have very large chests supported by tiny legs.

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''VideoGame/Scrapland'' * ''VideoGame/{{Scrapland}}'' has the police, who all have very large chests supported by tiny legs.
3rd Aug '17 9:17:28 AM RockRaider
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''VideoGame/Scrapland'' has the police, who all have very large chests supported by tiny legs.
6th Jul '17 9:11:12 PM Madrugada
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6th Jul '17 9:10:17 PM Madrugada
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* This is a common look for cons, current and ex. Balanced exercise such as calisthenics and aerobics is less important in prison than the ability to hit as hard as you can. After all, even if they do work on their legs, how far are they going to get if they try running away?
* Though neither human nor male, the Bigfoot seen in the Patterson-Gimlin film has this body type, with extremely short legs for a hominid creature of that size. It's posited that as this is a very rare body type for someone that height, that this is one of the best clues that it wasn't a fake.
* 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 19-time Olypmic gold medalist Michael Phelps has the torso of a ''much'' taller man and the legs of a shorter one.
* 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.
* Burrowing animals (assuming they have limbs at all) tend to have body proportions like these, although they aren't normally built to stand upright. So do hyenas and pinnipeds.
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* This is a common look for cons, current and ex. Balanced exercise such as calisthenics and aerobics is less important in prison than the ability to hit as hard as you can. After all, even if they do work on their legs, how far are they going to get if they try running away?
* Though neither human nor male, the Bigfoot seen in the Patterson-Gimlin film has this body type, with extremely short legs for a hominid creature of that size. It's posited that as this is a very rare body type for someone that height, that this is one of the best clues that it wasn't a fake.
* 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 19-time Olypmic gold medalist Michael Phelps has the torso of a ''much'' taller man and the legs of a shorter one.
* 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.
* Burrowing animals (assuming they have limbs at all) tend to have body proportions like these, although they aren't normally built to stand upright. So do hyenas and pinnipeds.
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23rd Jun '17 12:58:43 PM TheHeroHartmut
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* The Gorons in ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' series have burly arms, big guts, and short, spindly legs.

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* The Gorons in ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' series have burly arms, big guts, and short, spindly legs. Of course, the fact that their preferred method of travel involves [[BeTheBall curling themselves up and rolling about]] does help to justify this somewhat.



*** Also [[spoiler: Demise]], despite being a serious character, [[spoiler: though it's offset by the wide skirt he wears, making his lower portion look much bigger]].

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*** Also [[spoiler: Demise]], [[spoiler:Demise]], despite being a serious character, [[spoiler: though [[spoiler:though it's offset by the wide skirt he wears, making his lower portion look much bigger]].
12th Jun '17 4:00:33 PM StFan
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* ComicBook/GrooTheWanderer has massive, if slightly flabby, arms and torso ... and skinny little rubber-hose legs that don't look like they should be able to support the top half of his body, being the same diameter from ankle to thigh.

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* ComicBook/GrooTheWanderer has massive, if slightly flabby, arms and torso ...torso... and skinny little rubber-hose legs that don't look like they should be able to support the top half of his body, being the same diameter from ankle to thigh.



* Disney/WreckItRalph is [[http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2012/10/28/arts/28RALPH2/28RALPH2-sfSpan.jpg a bit more brick-shaped]] than conventionally triangular, but he definitely has far, far more upper body and arm mass than his short, stumpy legs should be able to support. His ''hands'' have more physical mass than his legs. Justified by both his nature as a video game character designed in the 80's 8-bit era, and being a physical {{Expy}} of Franchise/DonkeyKong in particular. He does not revert to the expected PrimalStance his physique would imply, due to being [[SmarterThanYouLook more intelligent than he appears]].

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* Disney/WreckItRalph is [[http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2012/10/28/arts/28RALPH2/28RALPH2-sfSpan.jpg a bit more brick-shaped]] than conventionally triangular, but he definitely has far, far more upper body and arm mass than his short, stumpy legs should be able to support. His ''hands'' have more physical mass than his legs. Justified by both his nature as a video game video-game character designed in the 80's '80s 8-bit era, and being a physical {{Expy}} of Franchise/DonkeyKong in particular. He does not revert to the expected PrimalStance his physique would imply, due to being [[SmarterThanYouLook more intelligent than he appears]].



* Played for {{squick}} in ''[[Literature/TheOldKingdom Sabriel]]''. [[OurLichesAreDifferent Kerrigor]] first appears inhabiting a magically created construct body he's tried to model to resemble his living appearance - emphasis on ''tried''. Apparently, 200+ years of undeath leaves one's memories of what being human is like rather foggy, and the construct resembles a twisted parody of a man more than anything, complete with having a grotesquely over-sized chest matched with spindly limbs. As [[DeadpanSnarker Mogget]] points out, it's ''not'' a body that a vain man like Kerrigor would really want people to see.

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* Played for {{squick}} in ''[[Literature/TheOldKingdom Sabriel]]''. [[OurLichesAreDifferent Kerrigor]] first appears inhabiting a magically created construct body he's tried to model to resemble his living appearance - -- emphasis on ''tried''. Apparently, 200+ years of undeath leaves one's memories of what being human is like rather foggy, and the construct resembles a twisted parody of a man more than anything, complete with having a grotesquely over-sized chest matched with spindly limbs. As [[DeadpanSnarker Mogget]] points out, it's ''not'' a body that a vain man like Kerrigor would really want people to see.



** Bulk Biceps (the MemeticBystander heavily muscled white pegasus most known for his "YEAH!" face) is a quadruped version of this trope, with an enormous head, neck, and torso tapering down to shins and hooves [[http://mlp.wikia.com/wiki/File:Bulk_and_Fluttershy_hears_Applejack%27s_voice_S4E10.png demonstrably smaller]] than most of the cast, and even smaller than [[http://mlp.wikia.com/wiki/File:Pinkie_jumps_onto_high_striker_S4E23.png some of the foals]]. His occasional [[http://mlp.wikia.com/wiki/File:Fluttershy_and_Angel_looking_at_Bulk_S4E10.png bipedal moments]] reveal that he's just as ludicrously proportioned in that stance too. His human counterpart from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks'' averts it, though, his torso being muscular but his legs more correctly proportioned. Ironic given the opposite effect in the standard bodies.

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** Bulk Biceps (the MemeticBystander heavily muscled white pegasus most known for his "YEAH!" face) is a quadruped version of this trope, with an enormous head, neck, and torso tapering down to shins and hooves [[http://mlp.wikia.com/wiki/File:Bulk_and_Fluttershy_hears_Applejack%27s_voice_S4E10.png demonstrably smaller]] than most of the cast, and even smaller than [[http://mlp.wikia.com/wiki/File:Pinkie_jumps_onto_high_striker_S4E23.png some of the foals]]. His occasional [[http://mlp.wikia.com/wiki/File:Fluttershy_and_Angel_looking_at_Bulk_S4E10.png bipedal moments]] reveal that he's just as ludicrously proportioned in that stance too. His human counterpart from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks'' ''Franchise/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' averts it, though, his torso being muscular but his legs more correctly proportioned. Ironic given the opposite effect in the standard bodies.



* ''WesternAnimation/AKindOfMagic'' leans into ExaggeratedTrope with Gregore the Ogre. He has a very massive upper body and ridiculously tiny legs, that barely encompass 1/6th of his full body height.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AKindOfMagic'' leans into ExaggeratedTrope with Gregore the Ogre. He has a very massive upper body and ridiculously tiny legs, that barely encompass 1/6th of his full body height. A one-episode PrinceCharmless has a similar build (he does mention that there are some ogres in his family tree).
29th May '17 4:02:52 AM StFan
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* ''WesternAnimation/AKindOfMagic'' leans into ExaggeratedTrope with Gregore the Ogre. He has a very massive upper body and ridiculously tiny legs, that barely encompass 1/6th of his full body height.
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