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26th Jun '17 12:17:22 PM Camberf
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** In the Universe Survival arc of Dragon Ball Super, we're introduced to the strongest fighters from all 12 universes, and they come in all shapes and sizes, many of them being very short.
17th Mar '17 6:33:22 PM ShadowState
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** And the [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld Acrobalenos]] are a group of seven babies...who can kick any of the main character's ass to hell and back.

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** And the [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld Acrobalenos]] are a group of seven babies...who can and any one of them could easily kick the ass of any of the main character's ass characters to hell and back.
12th Mar '17 8:05:08 AM secretfan14
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* Taiga Aisaka, the [[EmbarrassingNickname "Palmtop Tiger"]] from ''LightNovel/{{Toradora}}'' has violence issues, but she's probably too much of a {{Dojikko}} to be seriously dangerous.

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* Taiga Aisaka, the [[EmbarrassingNickname "Palmtop Tiger"]] from ''LightNovel/{{Toradora}}'' has violence issues, but she's probably too much of a {{Dojikko}} klutz to be seriously dangerous.
5th Feb '17 11:58:57 AM ReynTime250
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* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' has Red Hot Chili Pepper, which is much smaller than the stand user and hits as fast and as hard as [[LightningBruiser Star Platinum]. It's actually a better stand than Killer Queen in stats although it doesn't have as many abilities.

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* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' has Red Hot Chili Pepper, which is much smaller than the stand user and hits as fast and as hard as [[LightningBruiser Star Platinum].Platinum]]. It's actually a better stand than Killer Queen in stats although it doesn't have as many abilities.
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* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' has Red Hot Chili Pepper, which is much smaller than the stand user and hits as fast and as hard as [[LightningBruiser Star Platinum]. It's actually a better stand than Killer Queen in stats although it doesn't have as many abilities.
15th Jan '17 3:24:21 AM rafi
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* Lala in ''Manga/ToLoveRu''. She is an alien princess with the size of a normal teenager girl, but is so strong that can knock out a dinosaur!.
10th Jan '17 2:27:43 PM rafi
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* ''Manga/{{Gon}}'', a tiny T-Rex who commands respect from every other member of the animal kingdom with his ridiculously powerful jaws and his ability to survive pretty much anything unscathed, IS this trope.

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* ''Manga/{{Gon}}'', a tiny T-Rex who commands respect from every other member ''Anime/AstroBoy'', the original pint-sized powerhouse of anime.
* Levi in ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' is the in-universe WorldsStrongestMan and is one
of the animal kingdom with his ridiculously powerful jaws shorter characters (5'3"). He is easily able to slay behemoth-sized antagonists better than ''anyone'' else in the series.
* Jacuzzi Splot from ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' is a pint-sized OneManArmy
and his ability a total badass...when he isn't a crying, whimpering mess in an attempt just to survive ''introduce himself''.
* Tamaki Kawazoe is
pretty much anything unscathed, IS the central focus of ''Manga/BambooBlade'' for the fact that, despite being a first-year in high school (and a tiny girl, at that), she's easily the most competent fighter on the kendo team (since she had been trained by her father from a very young age). In one match, she sends a competitor twice her size flying '''''with one deft strike.'''''
* Manga/{{Blame}}! has a weapon example. Gravitaional Beam Emitter is some of the smallest weapon in the series and really small even in today's standard. The firepower, on the other hand, [[WaveMotionGun can put]] [[MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Divine Buster]] [[WeaponOfMassDestruction to shame]].
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': [[TheCaptain Hitsugaya]], [[BloodKnight Yachiru]], [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass Wonderweiss]], and [[BewareTheNiceOnes Ururu]] are all child characters who are all far more capable than their small sizes and young (biological) ages should indicate they are.
* In ''[[Manga/Brave10 Brave10 S]]'', Komatsu appears in the TournamentArc. She is ''tiny'' but a great fighter.
* The Power Card in ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura''. This card spirit takes the form of a fluffy-looking, pink-clad little girl. (Who can't be any more than 3 feet tall.) But she has the strength of several grown men, and proves to be an immense challenge to Sakura.
* ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' has Miata, a single digit who looks and acts like a little kid and is smaller than most of the other Claymores, but can kill yoma with her ''bare hands''. The Organisation's men speculate that were she not mentally unstable and needing Clarice's constant care, she could easily be a Number 1.
* The title character of ''Manga/DesertPunk'' is a very short guy who is still capable of wielding a high-caliber shotgun with ease, and even without it he can pretty easily beat the crap out of most people. Of course, he's later outclassed by Mitsuru, who's like 11, but [[BewareTheNiceOnes if you piss him off]] his "[[UnstoppableRage Hulk Syndrome]]" lets him lift large boulders with one hand and smash robots built with LostTechnology (slightly subverted in that it may also turn him into a giant, but he's superhumanly strong either way).
* ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' gives us Gatomon -- a Champion-level Digimon with the size and appearence of a Rookie. Subverted in ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'', in which she's reduced to Rookie-level strength by the loss of the ring on her tail.
** MonsterOfTheWeek Thundermon is actually ''called
this trope.word-for-word'' by Digmon. He's about the size of a softball, but packs enough electricity to send any of the gang's most powerful forms (at the time. We're well away from the [[FusionDance DNA]] stuff.) flying. If not for the reformed Ken and Wormmon[=/=]Stingmon, they'd have been in serious trouble.
** While Skull Satamon is not as tiny as most of these teddy-bear-and-smaller figures, he is this compared to the team, since the Champion-levels and above are usually ''huge.'' We're talking a bad guy who's twice the size of a human vs. a team of colorful {{Kaiju}}. This makes it a sight to see when he hands a CurbStompBattle to the '''combined might of the season one and two teams, including ''Imperialdramon.''''
** And ''Anime/DigimonTamers'' takes it UpToEleven with [=MarineAngemon=] -- a ''Mega'' with the size and appearance of an In-Training.
** And now ''Anime/DigimonXrosWars'' gives us Zamielmon, an evil digimon who's small enough to sit in someone's palm yet is strong and fast enough to give Mega level a hard time. [[spoiler: However he's actually a gigantic SizeShifter and LightningBruiser]].



* Genki in ''Anime/MonsterRancher'' he is just 11 years old but can lift and carry older girls and women like dolls. For example cradling them in his arms, taking piggyback or by hoisting them over his shoulder, mostly by running away from monsters and protecting the "helpless girls".
* Kenshin Himura in ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'', aka the Hitokiri Battousai, is towered over by most of his friends but routinely takes down people twice his size. He's based on a real life assassin named Kawakami Gensai, who was regularly mistaken for a woman, but who was known as the most fearsome assassin of the Meiji Era and was noted for assassinating a man in broad daylight. Kenshin is also a subversion of sorts - ''because'' his school of swordsmanship was designed for far more muscular men (like Hiko, his CynicalMentor) he ends up [[spoiler: unable to fight as well as he once could at the end of the series]].
** Yahiko's an extremely straight example, taking on minibosses regularly after the Kyoto arc, especially after he [[spoiler: learns the Kamiya Kasshin-Ryu Succession Techniques.]]
* Hikaru Shidou from ''Anime/MagicKnightRayearth'' qualifies as this ''in spades''. 145cm and 14 years old but able to hold her own against [[MasterSwordsman LaFarga]] and even against [[BigBad Zagato]] ''by herself''. Add to that her unwavering determination to see her mission complete and her loved ones safe and you've got a trope namer
* Edward Elric from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' - but don't point it out. He doesn't like [[BerserkButton to be called]] [[TheNapoleon short]].

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* Genki Daikichi Komusubi in ''Anime/MonsterRancher'' he is just 11 years old but can lift and carry older girls and women like dolls. For example cradling them in his arms, taking piggyback or by hoisting them over his shoulder, mostly by running away from monsters and protecting ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'' of the "helpless girls".
* Kenshin Himura in ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'', aka the Hitokiri Battousai,
Deimon Devilbats is towered over by most of his friends but routinely takes down people twice his size. 4'11. And a lineman. He's based on a real life assassin named Kawakami Gensai, who was regularly mistaken for holding off, or even pushing back, larger, more intimidating players, and speaks/writes in a woman, but who was language known as the most fearsome assassin of the Meiji Era and was noted for assassinating a man in broad daylight. Kenshin is also a subversion of sorts - ''because'' his school of swordsmanship was designed for far more muscular men (like Hiko, his CynicalMentor) he ends up [[spoiler: unable to fight as well as he once could at the end of the series]].
"Power-Go", which only 'truly strong men' can comprehend.
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'':
** Yahiko's an extremely straight example, taking on minibosses regularly after the Kyoto arc, especially after he [[spoiler: learns the Kamiya Kasshin-Ryu Succession Techniques.]]
* Hikaru Shidou from ''Anime/MagicKnightRayearth'' qualifies as this ''in spades''. 145cm and 14 years old but able to hold her own against [[MasterSwordsman LaFarga]] and even against [[BigBad Zagato]] ''by herself''. Add to that her unwavering determination to see her mission complete and her loved ones safe and you've got a trope namer
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Edward Elric from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' - Elric, but don't point it out. He doesn't like [[BerserkButton to be called]] [[TheNapoleon short]].



* Honey from ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub''. He's sixteen (though he can [[OlderThanTheyLook pass for an elementary school student]]) but already a national champion in judo and karate, coming from a long line of martial arts masters. He even [[OneManArmy beats up an entire squadron of riot cops]] and brings them to their knees, ''sobbing'' and downright honored to be defeated by such an accomplished martial artist.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': [[TheCaptain Hitsugaya]], [[BloodKnight Yachiru]], [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass Wonderweiss]], and [[BewareTheNiceOnes Ururu]] are all child characters who are all far more capable than their small sizes and young (biological) ages should indicate they are.
* ''Manga/{{Yaiba}}'': He's really small compared to the other characters, but he can knock out a huge man with a ''bamboo sword''!
* Ryoma Echizen, Kevin Smith, Akaya Kirihara and Kintarou Tooyama from ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis''. To a degree, also Bunta Marui.
* The two most powerful fighters from ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' are Happosai and Cologne, {{Old Master}}s who have [[MiniatureSeniorCitizens shriveled down to the size of babies]]..
* Taiga Aisaka, the [[EmbarrassingNickname "Palmtop Tiger"]] from ''LightNovel/{{Toradora}}'' has violence issues, but she's probably too much of a {{Dojikko}} to be seriously dangerous.
* Ash's Pikachu in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''. It can also be [[GlassCannon quite scary]] in the games when equipped with a Light Ball.
** A good deal of the team's main Pokémon tend to be this (and if they're lucky, will kick the butts of their evolved forms down the line!). Of course, there's the sheer irony in Brock's [[GooGooGodlike Happiny]] being one of the physically strongest when the games have its physical Attack with the likes of Shuckle and its evolution Chansey. Misty's Psyduck can often be the most powerful member of her team [[DisabilitySuperPower if it has a headache]].
** Then there's Croagunk, whose testament to battle was shown in the first DP movie when he easily blocks a Draco Meteor fired by a ''Legendary Pokémon''!
** In the first movie, Mew, a cute little guy, was able to fight his evil, intimidating clone [[BigBad Mewtwo]] to a standstill. (A clear example of ArtisticLicense; in the game, Mew wouldn't stand a chance in a fight between the two.)



** The president of the Karate Club in Fumoffu seems to be even better in the martial skills, being the same age and size as Sousuke. His casually defeats multiple opponents, each one much bigger than him and sent Sousuke to the ground [[ItMakesSenseInContext without]] [[IAmNotLeftHanded his glasses]]
* ''Anime/AstroBoy'', the original pint-sized powerhouse of anime.
* ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' has Miata, a single digit who looks and acts like a little kid and is smaller than most of the other Claymores, but can kill yoma with her ''bare hands''. The Organisation's men speculate that were she not mentally unstable and needing Clarice's constant care, she could easily be a Number 1.
* Negi of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''. Not only is he a kid capable of clearing out an arena filled with huge men using mostly martial arts, but even in his [[strike:adult]] teen form, he was still smaller than most of the people he fought and beat the crap out of in the Magic World TournamentArc and gave the towering GameBreaker [[LightningBruiser Jack Rakan]] the fight of his life. All this from a kid who, via [[WordOfGod official data]], is still only [=140cm=] (about 4'7") tall.

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** The president of the Karate Club in Fumoffu seems to be even better in the martial skills, being the same age and size as Sousuke. His casually defeats multiple opponents, each one much bigger than him and sent Sousuke to the ground [[ItMakesSenseInContext without]] without]] [[IAmNotLeftHanded his glasses]]
glasses]].
* ''Anime/AstroBoy'', [[DudeLooksLikeALady Nuriko]] from ''Manga/FushigiYuugi''. Justified, as Nuriko's seishi power is super strength. (Which gets TurnedUpToEleven with a pair of magic gauntlets.)
** Even moreso in
the original pint-sized powerhouse of anime.
* ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' has Miata, a single digit who looks and acts like
''Eikoden'' OVA, where Nuriko is reincarnated as a little kid girl, and still has that power.
* ''Manga/{{Gon}}'', a tiny T-Rex who commands respect from every other member of the animal kingdom with his ridiculously powerful jaws and his ability to survive pretty much anything unscathed, IS this trope.
* Ippo Makunouchi from ''Manga/HajimeNoIppo'', a featherweight boxer (usually 126 pounds/57 kg max), regularly trains with people one or two weight classes above himself,
and is still considered small in his class. Despite this, with the first serious punch he ever threw in his life, he sends a punching bag almost flying into the ceiling, and doesn't even notice that he horribly gashed his own knuckles with his unknown PowerLevel. This is initially justified by how he regularly helps his mom get lots of heavy luggage onto boats.
* ''Manga/HunterXHunter'' has its own share of insanely able kids. Killua was an assassin ever since he was born, and can extract the heart soundlessly out of an opponent, with just his hands, and he's twelve years old.
* ''Manga/InuYasha'': Shippou is both a child and a {{kitsune}}. As a result, he is tiny, much
smaller than most even children of an equivalent age. Despite having no time to prepare for a set of exams he didn't even know existed, Shippou thrashed his fellow kitsune, achieving unheard of success by climbing several ranks of power within the space of a single night and going down as a legend among the other Claymores, but students. Although he can kill yoma pale by comparison to the adults in his group, the calibre of the group he's with her ''bare hands''. The Organisation's men speculate that were she not mentally unstable and needing Clarice's constant care, she could the enemies they fight have ensured he's incredibly powerful by Kitsune standards.
* Sawada Tsuna from ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'', who is always a ''lot'' smaller and younger than his [[BigBad opponents]]. Most of the villains he fights against even {{lampshade|Hanging}} how [[ExpectingSomeoneTaller tiny or young he is]].
** And the [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld Acrobalenos]] are a group of seven babies...who can kick any of the main character's ass to hell and back.
* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha''. Besides its parade of {{Cute Bruiser}}s and {{Little Miss Badass}}es, it also has characters like [[ImprobableAge pre-StrikerS]] [[WeakButSkilled Chrono]], who can
easily be a Number 1.
* Negi
wipe out squads of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''.{{Mecha|Mooks}} and HumongousMecha on his own.
* Hikaru Shidou from ''Anime/MagicKnightRayearth'' qualifies as this ''in spades''. 145cm and 14 years old but able to hold her own against [[MasterSwordsman LaFarga]] and even against [[BigBad Zagato]] ''by herself''. Add to that her unwavering determination to see her mission complete and her loved ones safe and you've got a trope namer.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'':
** Negi.
Not only is he a kid capable of clearing out an arena filled with huge men using mostly martial arts, but even in his [[strike:adult]] teen form, he was still smaller than most of the people he fought and beat the crap out of in the Magic World TournamentArc and gave the towering GameBreaker [[LightningBruiser Jack Rakan]] the fight of his life. All this from a kid who, via [[WordOfGod official data]], is still only [=140cm=] (about 4'7") tall.



** Also Kotaro and Yue.

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** %%** Also Kotaro and Yue.



* Jacuzzi Splot from ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' is a pint-sized OneManArmy and a total badass...when he isn't a crying, whimpering mess in an attempt just to ''introduce himself''.
* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha''. Besides its parade of {{Cute Bruiser}}s and {{Little Miss Badass}}es, it also has characters like [[ImprobableAge pre-StrikerS]] [[WeakButSkilled Chrono]], who can easily wipe out squads of {{Mecha|Mooks}} and HumongousMecha on his own.
* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'':
** Hiei. 4'9 [[AnimeHair without his hair]] and can beat up guys twice or three times his size with ease (and when introduced was much weaker than when he was a child). Kurama may also qualify- he's not short, but he's pretty skinny.
** Guys. ''[[NeverMessWithGranny Genkai]]''. She's barely taller then Hiei. In her first episode, she knocks two rude and ''huge'' men into a wall just by shouting a wave of energy at them. And complains she's ''getting old'', and in her youth she would have obtained the same result by ''looking at them''. Be polite to your elders.
** Rinku.
** And some of the guys from the various tournaments. But with the exception of Genkai they're all demons.
* ''Manga/InuYasha'': Shippou is both a child and a {{kitsune}}. As a result, he is tiny, much smaller than even children of an equivalent age. Despite having no time to prepare for a set of exams he didn't even know existed, Shippou thrashed his fellow kitsune, achieving unheard of success by climbing several ranks of power within the space of a single night and going down as a legend among the other students. Although he can pale by comparison to the adults in his group, the calibre of the group he's with and the enemies they fight have ensured he's incredibly powerful by Kitsune standards.
* The title character of ''Manga/DesertPunk'' is a very short guy who is still capable of wielding a high-caliber shotgun with ease, and even without it he can pretty easily beat the crap out of most people. Of course, he's later outclassed by Mitsuru, who's like 11, but [[BewareTheNiceOnes if you piss him off]] his "[[UnstoppableRage Hulk Syndrome]]" lets him lift large boulders with one hand and smash robots built with LostTechnology (slightly subverted in that it may also turn him into a giant, but he's superhumanly strong either way).
* Sawada Tsuna from ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'', who is always a ''lot'' smaller and younger than his [[BigBad opponents]]. Most of the villains he fights against even {{lampshade|Hanging}} how [[ExpectingSomeoneTaller tiny or young he is]].
** And the [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld Acrobalenos]] are a group of seven babies...who can kick any of the main character's ass to hell and back.
* Yugi Mutou, from ''Anime/YuGiOh''. Granted he does have an extremely powerful alter ego in his head [[spoiler: but the final episode of the series proved that he could kick ''his'' ass as well, in the most epic duel of the series.]]
* Daikichi Komusubi of the [[Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}} Deimon Devilbats]] is 4'11. And a lineman. He's regularly holding off, or even pushing back, larger, more intimidating players, and speaks/writes in a language known as "Power-Go", which only 'truly strong men' can comprehend.
* Luffy from ''Manga/OnePiece'' is one of the shorter male humans in the series and can kick the ass of people many times his height and size and do things he damn sure shouldn't be able to do with his [[SuperStrength inhuman strength alone]]. In real life his height is about average (172 cm), there are just [[LargeAndInCharge a lot]] of big mofos walking around the One Piece world (and that's not even counting the [[OurGiantsAreBigger giants]]) so he just is short in comparison.
** Also Chopper.
* Manga/{{Blame}}! has a weapon example. Gravitaional Beam Emitter is some of the smallest weapon in the series and really small even in today's standard. The firepower, on the other hand, [[WaveMotionGun can put]] [[MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Divine Buster]] [[WeaponOfMassDestruction to shame]].
* The Power Card in ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura''. This card spirit takes the form of a fluffy-looking, pink-clad little girl. (Who can't be any more than 3 feet tall.) But she has the strength of several grown men, and proves to be an immense challenge to Sakura.

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* Jacuzzi Splot from ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' Taki of ''Manga/MaidenRose'' is a pint-sized OneManArmy and a total badass...when he isn't a crying, whimpering mess tiny in an attempt just to ''introduce himself''.
* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha''. Besides its parade of {{Cute Bruiser}}s and {{Little Miss Badass}}es, it also has characters like [[ImprobableAge pre-StrikerS]] [[WeakButSkilled Chrono]], who can easily wipe out squads of {{Mecha|Mooks}} and HumongousMecha on his own.
* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'':
** Hiei. 4'9 [[AnimeHair without his hair]] and can beat up guys twice or three times his size with ease (and when introduced was much weaker than when he was a child). Kurama may also qualify- he's not short, but he's pretty skinny.
** Guys. ''[[NeverMessWithGranny Genkai]]''. She's barely taller then Hiei. In her first episode, she knocks two rude and ''huge'' men into a wall just by shouting a wave of energy at them. And complains she's ''getting old'', and in her youth she would have obtained the same result by ''looking at them''. Be polite to your elders.
** Rinku.
** And some of the guys from the various tournaments. But with the exception of Genkai they're all demons.
* ''Manga/InuYasha'': Shippou is both a child and a {{kitsune}}. As a result, he is tiny, much smaller than even children of an equivalent age. Despite having no time to prepare for a set of exams he didn't even know existed, Shippou thrashed his fellow kitsune, achieving unheard of success by climbing several ranks of power within the space of a single night and going down as a legend among the other students. Although he can pale by
comparison to his lover Klaus but consistently demonstrates that he is the adults in his group, the calibre of last person you want to anger. Not only did he single-handedly beat up the group he's with of military students who came to haze him, he has twice bested [[TheBigGuy Klaus]] in combat (granted never very conclusively), showing he packs far more power and fighting skill than his scrawny body would suggest.
* Though not pint-sized in
the enemies normal sense of this word, the Mobile Suits of the post-''Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack'' are this - up until ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamF91'', Mobile Suits were towering monstrosities, constantly getting taller and taller as they fight have ensured he's incredibly powerful by Kitsune standards.
* The title character of ''Manga/DesertPunk'' is a very short guy who is still capable of wielding a high-caliber shotgun with ease, and even without it he
got powerful. By the UC 0100s, Mobile Suit technology had improved to the point where they can pretty easily beat the crap out of most people. Of course, he's later outclassed by Mitsuru, who's like 11, but [[BewareTheNiceOnes if you piss him off]] his "[[UnstoppableRage Hulk Syndrome]]" lets him lift large boulders with one hand and smash robots built with LostTechnology (slightly subverted in that it may also turn him into a giant, but he's superhumanly strong either way).
* Sawada Tsuna from ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'', who is always a ''lot''
be smaller and younger than his [[BigBad opponents]]. Most of the villains he fights against even {{lampshade|Hanging}} how [[ExpectingSomeoneTaller tiny or young he is]].
** And the [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld Acrobalenos]] are a group of seven babies...who can kick any of the main character's ass to hell and back.
* Yugi Mutou, from ''Anime/YuGiOh''. Granted he does have an extremely
yet be just as powerful alter ego in his head [[spoiler: but as their bigger counterparts. The opening scene of ''Gundam F91'', where the final episode of the series proved that he could kick ''his'' ass as well, in the most epic duel of the series.]]
* Daikichi Komusubi of the [[Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}} Deimon Devilbats]] is 4'11. And a lineman. He's regularly holding off, or even pushing back, larger, more intimidating players, and speaks/writes in a language known as "Power-Go", which only 'truly strong men' can comprehend.
* Luffy from ''Manga/OnePiece'' is one of the shorter male humans in the series and can kick the ass of people many times his height and size and do things he damn sure shouldn't be able to do with his [[SuperStrength inhuman strength alone]]. In real life his height is about average (172 cm), there are just [[LargeAndInCharge a lot]] of big mofos walking
Crossbone Vanguard's MS run rings around the One Piece world (and that's not even counting the [[OurGiantsAreBigger giants]]) so he just is short in comparison.
** Also Chopper.
* Manga/{{Blame}}! has a weapon example. Gravitaional Beam Emitter is some of the smallest weapon in the series
Federation's older and really small even in today's standard. The firepower, on the other hand, [[WaveMotionGun can put]] [[MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Divine Buster]] [[WeaponOfMassDestruction to shame]].
* The Power Card in ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura''. This card spirit takes the form of a fluffy-looking, pink-clad little girl. (Who can't be any more than 3 feet tall.) But she has the strength of several grown men, and
larger suits, proves to be an immense challenge to Sakura.this.



* ''Manga/HunterXHunter'' has its own share of insanely able kids. Killua was an assassin ever since he was born, and can extract the heart soundlessly out of an opponent, with just his hands, and he's twelve years old.
* ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' gives us Gatomon -- a Champion-level Digimon with the size and appearence of a Rookie. Subverted in ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'', in which she's reduced to Rookie-level strength by the loss of the ring on her tail.
** MonsterOfTheWeek Thundermon is actually ''called this word-for-word'' by Digmon. He's about the size of a softball, but packs enough electricity to send any of the gang's most powerful forms (at the time. We're well away from the [[FusionDance DNA]] stuff.) flying. If not for the reformed Ken and Wormmon[=/=]Stingmon, they'd have been in serious trouble.
** While Skull Satamon is not as tiny as most of these teddy-bear-and-smaller figures, he is this compared to the team, since the Champion-levels and above are usually ''huge.'' We're talking a bad guy who's twice the size of a human vs. a team of colorful {{Kaiju}}. This makes it a sight to see when he hands a CurbStompBattle to the '''combined might of the season one and two teams, including ''Imperialdramon.''''
** And ''Anime/DigimonTamers'' takes it UpToEleven with [=MarineAngemon=] -- a ''Mega'' with the size and appearance of an In-Training.
** And now ''Anime/DigimonXrosWars'' gives us Zamielmon, an evil digimon who's small enough to sit in someone's palm yet is strong and fast enough to give Mega level a hard time. [[spoiler: However he's actually a gigantic SizeShifter and LightningBruiser]].
* [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Kaworu Nagisa]]. Despite being a teenage {{Bishonen}}, he's got the strongest AT-field ever detected.
** Or for that matter, [[ApocalypseMaiden Rei]] [[CloningBlues III]] who's equally as strong, if not stronger.
* Taki of ''Manga/MaidenRose'' is tiny in comparison to his lover Klaus but consistently demonstrates that he is the last person you want to anger. Not only did he single-handedly beat up the group of military students who came to haze him, he has twice bested [[TheBigGuy Klaus]] in combat (granted never very conclusively), showing he packs far more power and fighting skill than his scrawny body would suggest.

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* ''Manga/HunterXHunter'' has its own share of insanely able kids. Killua was an assassin ever since Genki in ''Anime/MonsterRancher'' he was born, and can extract the heart soundlessly out of an opponent, with is just his hands, and he's twelve 11 years old.
* ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' gives us Gatomon -- a Champion-level Digimon with the size
old but can lift and appearence of a Rookie. Subverted carry older girls and women like dolls. For example cradling them in ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'', in which she's reduced to Rookie-level strength his arms, taking piggyback or by the loss of the ring on her tail.
** MonsterOfTheWeek Thundermon is actually ''called this word-for-word''
hoisting them over his shoulder, mostly by Digmon. He's about the size of a softball, but packs enough electricity to send any of the gang's most powerful forms (at the time. We're well running away from monsters and protecting the [[FusionDance DNA]] stuff.) flying. If not for the reformed Ken and Wormmon[=/=]Stingmon, they'd have been in serious trouble.
** While Skull Satamon is not as tiny as most of these teddy-bear-and-smaller figures, he is this compared to the team, since the Champion-levels and above are usually ''huge.'' We're talking a bad guy who's twice the size of a human vs. a team of colorful {{Kaiju}}. This makes it a sight to see when he hands a CurbStompBattle to the '''combined might of the season one and two teams, including ''Imperialdramon.''''
** And ''Anime/DigimonTamers'' takes it UpToEleven with [=MarineAngemon=] -- a ''Mega'' with the size and appearance of an In-Training.
** And now ''Anime/DigimonXrosWars'' gives us Zamielmon, an evil digimon who's small enough to sit in someone's palm yet is strong and fast enough to give Mega level a hard time. [[spoiler: However he's actually a gigantic SizeShifter and LightningBruiser]].
* [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Kaworu Nagisa]]. Despite being a teenage {{Bishonen}}, he's got the strongest AT-field ever detected.
** Or for that matter, [[ApocalypseMaiden Rei]] [[CloningBlues III]] who's equally as strong, if not stronger.
* Taki of ''Manga/MaidenRose'' is tiny in comparison to his lover Klaus but consistently demonstrates that he is the last person you want to anger. Not only did he single-handedly beat up the group of military students who came to haze him, he has twice bested [[TheBigGuy Klaus]] in combat (granted never very conclusively), showing he packs far more power and fighting skill than his scrawny body would suggest.
"helpless girls".



* [[DudeLooksLikeALady Nuriko]] from ''Manga/FushigiYuugi''. Justified, as Nuriko's seishi power is super strength. (Which gets TurnedUpToEleven with a pair of magic gauntlets.)
** Even moreso in the ''Eikoden'' OVA, where Nuriko is reincarnated as a little girl, and still has that power.
* Tamaki Kawazoe is pretty much the central focus of ''Manga/BambooBlade'' for the fact that, despite being a first-year in high school (and a tiny girl, at that), she's easily the most competent fighter on the kendo team (since she had been trained by her father from a very young age). In one match, she sends a competitor twice her size flying '''''with one deft strike.'''''



* [[Manga/HajimeNoIppo Ippo Makunouchi]], a featherweight boxer (usually 126 pounds/57 kg max), regularly trains with people one or two weight classes above himself, and is still considered small in his class. Despite this, with the first serious punch he ever threw in his life, he sends a punching bag almost flying into the ceiling, and doesn't even notice that he horribly gashed his own knuckles with his unknown PowerLevel. This is initially justified by how he regularly helps his mom get lots of heavy luggage onto boats.

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* [[Manga/HajimeNoIppo Ippo Makunouchi]], a featherweight boxer (usually 126 pounds/57 kg max), regularly trains with people one or two weight classes above himself, and is still considered small in his class. ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion '':
** Kaworu Nagisa.
Despite this, being a teenage {{Bishonen}}, he's got the strongest AT-field ever detected.
** Or for that matter, [[ApocalypseMaiden Rei]] [[CloningBlues III]] who's equally as strong, if not stronger.
* Luffy from ''Manga/OnePiece'' is one of the shorter male humans in the series and can kick the ass of people many times his height and size and do things he damn sure shouldn't be able to do
with his [[SuperStrength inhuman strength alone]]. In real life his height is about average (172 cm), there are just [[LargeAndInCharge a lot]] of big mofos walking around the One Piece world (and that's not even counting the [[OurGiantsAreBigger giants]]) so he just is short in comparison.
%%** Also Chopper.
* Honey from ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub''. He's sixteen (though he can [[OlderThanTheyLook pass for an elementary school student]]) but already a national champion in judo and karate, coming from a long line of martial arts masters. He even [[OneManArmy beats up an entire squadron of riot cops]] and brings them to their knees, ''sobbing'' and downright honored to be defeated by such an accomplished martial artist.
* Ash's Pikachu in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''. It can also be [[GlassCannon quite scary]] in the games when equipped with a Light Ball.
** A good deal of the team's main Pokémon tend to be this (and if they're lucky, will kick the butts of their evolved forms down the line!). Of course, there's the sheer irony in Brock's [[GooGooGodlike Happiny]] being one of the physically strongest when the games have its physical Attack with the likes of Shuckle and its evolution Chansey. Misty's Psyduck can often be the most powerful member of her team [[DisabilitySuperPower if it has a headache]].
** Then there's Croagunk, whose testament to battle was shown in
the first serious punch DP movie when he ever threw in easily blocks a Draco Meteor fired by a ''Legendary Pokémon''!
** In the first movie, Mew, a cute little guy, was able to fight
his life, he sends evil, intimidating clone [[BigBad Mewtwo]] to a punching bag almost flying into standstill. (A clear example of ArtisticLicense; in the ceiling, game, Mew wouldn't stand a chance in a fight between the two.)
* Ryoma Echizen, Kevin Smith, Akaya Kirihara
and doesn't even notice that he horribly gashed his own knuckles with his unknown PowerLevel. This is initially justified by how he regularly helps his mom get lots Kintarou Tooyama from ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis''. To a degree, also Bunta Marui.
* The two most powerful fighters from ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' are Happosai and Cologne, {{Old Master}}s who have [[MiniatureSeniorCitizens shriveled down to the size
of heavy luggage onto boats.babies]]..



* In ''Manga/{{Tsukigasa}}'', the short, girly-looking Azuma is capable of beating up 5 guys in a fight and leaving them with broken bones. His skill is part of why the damage is so extreme when he attacks his friend Kuroe later, cutting off his left arm in one strike.

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* In ''Manga/{{Tsukigasa}}'', Kenshin Himura in ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'', aka the short, girly-looking Azuma Hitokiri Battousai, is capable towered over by most of beating his friends but routinely takes down people twice his size. He's based on a real life assassin named Kawakami Gensai, who was regularly mistaken for a woman, but who was known as the most fearsome assassin of the Meiji Era and was noted for assassinating a man in broad daylight. Kenshin is also a subversion of sorts - ''because'' his school of swordsmanship was designed for far more muscular men (like Hiko, his CynicalMentor) he ends up 5 guys in a [[spoiler: unable to fight and leaving them as well as he once could at the end of the series]].
** Yahiko's an extremely straight example, taking on minibosses regularly after the Kyoto arc, especially after he [[spoiler: learns the Kamiya Kasshin-Ryu Succession Techniques.]]
* Minako Aino / Sailor Venus in ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' is a petite (5'2" or less), lithe 14-year-old who can knock out TheBigGal of her team
with broken bones. His skill one kick, and that same kick has brought down youma many times her size in ''Manga/CodenameSailorV''. Also, she is part of why the damage is one to kill Beryl in the manga. In the fourth season of the 90s anime, her rage-fuelled power up was enough to break through a metal bind, transform into Sailor Venus, and fire an attack so extreme when he attacks his friend Kuroe later, cutting off his powerful that it scares the ever-loving shit out of two members of the QuirkyMiniBossSquad. This happened after she'd been subjected to an excruciating attack that left arm in one strike.all of the other Senshi unconscious.



* Levi in ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' is the in-universe WorldsStrongestMan and is one of the shorter characters (5'3"). He is easily able to slay behemoth-sized antagonists better than ''anyone'' else in the series.



* Minako Aino / Sailor Venus in ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' is a petite (5'2" or less), lithe 14-year-old who can knock out TheBigGal of her team with one kick, and that same kick has brought down youma many times her size in ''Manga/CodenameSailorV''. Also, she is the one to kill Beryl in the manga. In the fourth season of the 90s anime, her rage-fuelled power up was enough to break through a metal bind, transform into Sailor Venus, and fire an attack so powerful that it scares the ever-loving shit out of two members of the QuirkyMiniBossSquad. This happened after she'd been subjected to an excruciating attack that left all of the other Senshi unconscious.



* Taiga Aisaka, the [[EmbarrassingNickname "Palmtop Tiger"]] from ''LightNovel/{{Toradora}}'' has violence issues, but she's probably too much of a {{Dojikko}} to be seriously dangerous.



* In ''[[Manga/Brave10 Brave10 S]]'', Komatsu appears in the TournamentArc. She is ''tiny'' but a great fighter.
* Though not pint-sized in the normal sense of this word, the Mobile Suits of the post-''Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack'' are this - up until ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamF91'', Mobile Suits were towering monstrosities, constantly getting taller and taller as they got powerful. By the UC 0100s, Mobile Suit technology had improved to the point where they can be smaller and yet be just as powerful as their bigger counterparts. The opening scene of ''Gundam F91'', where the Crossbone Vanguard's MS run rings around the Federation's older and larger suits, proves this.

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* In ''[[Manga/Brave10 Brave10 S]]'', Komatsu appears in ''Manga/{{Tsukigasa}}'', the TournamentArc. She short, girly-looking Azuma is ''tiny'' but a great fighter.
* Though not pint-sized
capable of beating up 5 guys in a fight and leaving them with broken bones. His skill is part of why the normal sense of this word, the Mobile Suits of the post-''Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack'' are this - up until ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamF91'', Mobile Suits were towering monstrosities, constantly getting taller and taller as they got powerful. By the UC 0100s, Mobile Suit technology had improved damage is so extreme when he attacks his friend Kuroe later, cutting off his left arm in one strike.
* ''Manga/{{Yaiba}}'': He's really small compared
to the point where they other characters, but he can be smaller and yet be just as knock out a huge man with a ''bamboo sword''!
* Yugi Mutou, from ''Anime/YuGiOh''. Granted he does have an extremely
powerful as their bigger counterparts. The opening scene of ''Gundam F91'', where alter ego in his head [[spoiler: but the Crossbone Vanguard's MS run rings around final episode of the Federation's older series proved that he could kick ''his'' ass as well, in the most epic duel of the series.]]
* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'':
** Hiei. 4'9 [[AnimeHair without his hair]]
and larger suits, proves this.can beat up guys twice or three times his size with ease (and when introduced was much weaker than when he was a child). Kurama may also qualify- he's not short, but he's pretty skinny.
** Guys. ''[[NeverMessWithGranny Genkai]]''. She's barely taller then Hiei. In her first episode, she knocks two rude and ''huge'' men into a wall just by shouting a wave of energy at them. And complains she's ''getting old'', and in her youth she would have obtained the same result by ''looking at them''. Be polite to your elders.
%%** Rinku.
** And some of the guys from the various tournaments. But with the exception of Genkai they're all demons.
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* Though not pint-sized in the normal sense of this word, the Mobile Suits of the post-''Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack'' are this - up until ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamF91'', Mobile Suits were towering monstrosities, constantly getting taller and taller as they got powerful. By the UC 0100s, Mobile Suit technology had improved to the point where they can be smaller and yet be just as powerful as their bigger counterparts. The opening scene of ''Gundam F91'', where the Crossbone Vanguard's MS run rings around the Federation's older and larger suits, proves this.
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* Jacuzzi Splot from ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' is a pint-sized OneManArmy and a [[BadAss total badass]]...when he isn't a crying, whimpering mess in an attempt just to ''introduce himself''.

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* Jacuzzi Splot from ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' is a pint-sized OneManArmy and a [[BadAss total badass]]...badass...when he isn't a crying, whimpering mess in an attempt just to ''introduce himself''.
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** The small and child-like Zen-Oh, introduced in Anime/DragonBallSuper, is the most powerful being in the entire franchise and only a few feet tall. He doesn't actually fight, but nevertheless has the power the destroy entire universes, and could destroy the entire Multiverse if he wanted to.
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