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6th Sep '16 8:09:43 PM WaveSwallow
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** Another mega evolution is Mega Mawile, at 3'3" and 51.8 lbs, Mega Mawile was the smallest of the first batch of megas; it also has an ability called Huge Power that doubles it's attack stat, giving it the highest maximum attack stat in the game. Combined with high defense and above average special defense, Mega Mawile is a MightyGlacier that looks like a little girl.
2nd Aug '16 8:53:50 AM salvadorfranz
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* And then there's the cyborg [[Characters/EndlessFrontier Aschen Brodel]] when she's gets included in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration The Moon Dwellers''. She's not a pilot but is capable of beating the crap out of a mech at least five times her size when players use the Gespenst Haken's Phoenix Showdown attack.
24th May '16 12:31:44 PM Tahaneira
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* ''VideoGame/{{Warframe}}'' brings [[PokemonSpeak Clem]], a [[TokenHeroicOrc friendly]] Grineer trooper who is at least one head shorter than the rest of his race (and any given Tenno). He is also strong enough to hold his own against entire platoons of enemies without help from the players (though he will need support eventually).
28th Mar '16 8:30:00 AM Frid_Kun
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** Poppy is another exceptional example. She can tackle any champion in the game and stun them if they collide with terrain and her utimate sends enemies (yes, as in multiple) flying half way across the map. Juggeryordle is a very appropriate name for her.
19th Feb '16 1:45:23 AM rafi
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* Lilties, from ''FinalFantasyCrystalChronicles'', are, like 3 feet tall, on average, but they're the warrior race that used to rule the entire world. ''They'' were TheEmpire (the most adorable empire ever, but still). In fact, they're sort of still in power, since the princess is half-Lilty (yeah, they can breed with humans, which is a little... {{squick}})
** Conversely (and an inversion), Yukes, the tallest and most intimidating race, are the magical race, with little direct combat capabilities and, some say, no real bodies to speak of at all. Yes, they all wear armor and their weapon of choice is a hammer. But they couldn't ''wield'' it to save their lives.
** Speaking of ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'': what about the Moogles? Granted, they do not fight often, but when they do... 4 feet tall, 94 pounds, and apparently above dragons in the food chain.
*** That would be the standard and ''Crystal Chronicles'' moogle. [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII The]] [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsAdvance Ivalice]] [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsA2 breed]], on the other hand, is a different beast. Most Moogle classes provide crazy-ass support (Animists can heal one person ''completely'' while Jugglers have nasty debuffs), but the Moogle Knight can stand firm alongside any Hume or Bangaa, and if one of them decides to take up marksmanship, your best bet is to run as fast as you can in the opposite direction and never stop while there is breath in your body.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI'' brings us the Tarutaru race. They come up to your knees, and are just as capable of thrashing monsters as any other race.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'''s Cloud Strife is 5'7" according to the English translation, though given that he's 173cm in Japanese, he's closer to 5'8". Roughly average in America, but he's the shortest human adult male in the party, and quite possibly the entire cast. He's also the strongest member of the cast save for Sephiroth.
** ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'' brings together the main series' heroes to kick ass and take names, and prominent among the name-takers and ass-kickers is [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX Zidane]]. The toony, chibi-fied art style of his original game is now finally translated to something a little more realistic, and, well--it turns out that it wasn't just the chibi-style, the kid has yet to clear five feet. This does ''not'' stop him from thrashing characters literally ''twice'' his height and probably many ''times'' his weight. A similar thing applies to the [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIII Onion Knight]]--the people who make a big deal over tiers may place him near the bottom, and who knows, they might be right--but a computer-controlled OK has the best average AI of any character in the game, according to the WordOfGod, and puts it to frightening good use.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' has Zodiark, who is the smallest of the [[SummonMagic Espers]], but is one of the most difficult bosses in the game. His attacks all deal huge damage and he [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard become temporarily invincible]]. Once you defeat him, you can have him use those same attacks on your enemies (sans invincibility) and they're no less powerful than when you fought him.
* The Igniter bloodline from ''VideoGame/BloodlineChampions'' are at least half the size of the other ones, but are fully capable of holding their own against the others. [[PlayingWithFire The fire powers help]].

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* Lilties, from ''FinalFantasyCrystalChronicles'', are, like 3 feet tall, on average, but they're the warrior race that used to rule the entire world. ''They'' were TheEmpire (the most adorable empire ever, but still). In fact, they're sort of still in power, since the princess is half-Lilty (yeah, they can breed with humans, which is a little... {{squick}})
** Conversely (and an inversion), Yukes, the tallest and most intimidating race, are the magical race, with little direct combat capabilities and, some say, no real bodies to speak of at all. Yes, they all wear armor and their weapon of choice is a hammer. But they couldn't ''wield'' it to save their lives.
** Speaking of ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'': what about the Moogles? Granted, they do not fight often, but when they do... 4 feet tall, 94 pounds, and apparently above dragons in the food chain.
*** That would be the standard and ''Crystal Chronicles'' moogle. [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII The]] [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsAdvance Ivalice]] [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsA2 breed]], on the other hand, is a different beast. Most Moogle classes provide crazy-ass support (Animists can heal one person ''completely'' while Jugglers have nasty debuffs), but the Moogle Knight can stand firm alongside any Hume or Bangaa, and if one of them decides to take up marksmanship, your best bet is to run as fast as you can in the opposite direction and never stop while there is breath in your body.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI'' brings us the Tarutaru race. They come up to your knees, and are just as capable of thrashing monsters as any other race.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'''s Cloud Strife is 5'7" according to the English translation, though given that he's 173cm in Japanese, he's closer to 5'8". Roughly average in America, but he's the shortest human adult male in the party, and quite possibly the entire cast. He's also the strongest member of the cast save for Sephiroth.
** ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'' brings together the main series' heroes to kick ass and take names, and prominent among the name-takers and ass-kickers is [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX Zidane]]. The toony, chibi-fied art style of his original game is now finally translated to something a little more realistic, and, well--it turns out that it wasn't just the chibi-style, the kid has yet to clear five feet. This does ''not'' stop him from thrashing characters literally ''twice'' his height and probably many ''times'' his weight. A similar thing applies to the [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIII Onion Knight]]--the people who make a big deal over tiers may place him near the bottom, and who knows, they might be right--but a computer-controlled OK has the best average AI of any character in the game, according to the WordOfGod, and puts it to frightening good use.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' has Zodiark, who is the smallest of the [[SummonMagic Espers]], but is one of the most difficult bosses in the game. His attacks all deal huge damage and he [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard become temporarily invincible]]. Once you defeat him, you can have him use those same attacks on your enemies (sans invincibility) and they're no less powerful than when you fought him.
* The Igniter bloodline from ''VideoGame/BloodlineChampions'' are at least half the size of the other ones, but are fully capable of holding their own against the others. [[PlayingWithFire The fire powers help]].
%%* From ''VideoGame/BackyardSports'', Pablo Sanchez.



* [[MickeyMouse King Mickey]] in ''Franchise/KingdomHearts''. Some fans of the game would dearly love a ''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Smash Bros.]]'' style game so he and Yoda could have a match.
** The protagonists Ventus, Xion, Roxas, and Sora all count, the latter three moreso, and Sora especially. Judging by presentation alone, Sora is not only powerful, but balls-out crazy in his application of said power, despite being 15 years old and short.
* The cuccos in various ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' games. Dear God, the cuccos.
** Any child variant of Link counts, but special mention goes to [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker Toon Link]].
** Credit has to go to Midna. An imp, about half the size of Link, stops a charging Ganon and then flicks him across the room. With her hair!
** [[FairyCompanion Ciela]] in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass Phantom Hourglass]]'' turns out to be one once you get the hammer. When you equip it, it's wielded by her instead of Link, meaning it can be used ''at range!''

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* [[MickeyMouse King Mickey]] Jubei from ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' is a 123cm "tall" [[{{Nekomata}} two-tailed cat-man]] weighing in ''Franchise/KingdomHearts''. Some fans of at 25kg... He's also arguably the game strongest living being in the world. In [[MightyGlacier Iron]][[HollywoodCyborg Ta]][[TheBigGuy ger]]'s story mode, Jubei effortlessly [[PunchCatch catches]] one of Tager's punches, just for starters.
** Also, [[LittleBitBeastly Mak]][[MsFanservice oto]] [[HotBlooded Nan]][[{{Moe}} aya]], who is only a small girl of about 5'4 and weighs about 108lbs, but is capable of punching a massive crater into the ground, outrunning [[SociopathicHero Carl]] [[FragileSpeedster Clover]] while carrying an injured [[BadassBookworm Tsubaki]] over her shoulder and sending people [[BlownAcrossTheRoom flying]] with her punches.
* Emilia, of ''VideoGame/BlazeUnion''. She is eleven years old, just barely four feet tall, and is a [[GameBreaker stupidly powerful]] BloodKnight who is capable of turning a one-sided battle in her enemies' favor into a complete rout... ''the first time she ever picks up a weapon.'' And that's not even getting into her SuperpoweredEvilSide. At that given point in time, she is essentially the most powerful person in the world--[[spoiler:Gulcasa
would dearly love a ''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Smash Bros.]]'' style game so be ''stronger than this'' if he and Yoda could have a match.
** The protagonists Ventus, Xion, Roxas, and Sora all count, the latter three moreso, and Sora especially. Judging by presentation alone, Sora is not only powerful,
ever lost control of his demon blood, but balls-out crazy in his application of said power, despite being 15 years old and short.
he never does]].
* The cuccos in various ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' games. Dear God, the cuccos.
** Any child variant of Link counts, but special mention goes to [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker Toon Link]].
** Credit has to go to Midna. An imp, about
Igniter bloodline from ''VideoGame/BloodlineChampions'' are at least half the size of Link, stops a charging Ganon the other ones, but are fully capable of holding their own against the others. [[PlayingWithFire The fire powers help]].
* The Mutant Midget Psychos
and then flicks Shotgut Midgets from ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' can do some damage if you let them gang up on you. One of the mini-bosses is a fairly tough midget-type enemy named King Wee-wee.
** Salvador the Gunzerker from ''Videogame/{{Borderlands 2}}'' is only 5'4", but he's incredibly muscular, strong enough to [[GunsAkimbo use two guns at once]] when using his Action Skill, whether they're pistols, shotguns, sniper rifles, or even ''rocket launchers''. He has several skills that boost his melee prowess, including one that gives
him across the room. With ability to throw a devastating MegatonPunch. In the Tiny Tina DLC, he's even the template for the dwarves in Tina's RPG campaign, something that he thinks is awesome. Justified by the reason he's so short in the first place: heavy steroid use has stunted his growth.
*** Gaige the Mechromancer is slightly (less than an inch) shorter than Salvador, and has a cybernetic left arm that can crush concrete.
** Also, the boss of the early side-quest "Symbiosis" is a psycho midget riding a four-armed gorilla creature called a bullymong.
** Midget/Runty Rats are some of the most annoying enemies in the second game. They're even smaller than regular midgets (and thus harder to hit), much more mobile, and their guns can drop you in seconds.
** Sandman, the midget pirate captain from the ''Captain Scarlett and
her hair!
Pirate's Booty'' DLC, is essentially a Runty Rat with a badass' health and shields. Yikes.
* ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'' gives us Marcie at first. Age? 9. Occupation? Bratty half-pine killer of thousands as an elite of the Acacian military, one of the four Devas. Max strength of 86 on her own. For reference, Serge (that's you) maxes out at 88. Her coworkers Zoah and Karsh hit 90. But the worst offender? Leah. Age? 6. Occupation? Abandoned child in the wilderness. Max strength? 93. Max HP? 999. Both highest without any outside help.
** [[FairyCompanion Ciela]] [[spoiler: Considering that Leah is implied to be [[VideoGame/ChronoTrigger Ayla]]'s mother...]]
* In ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' there are a number of 3-foot tall tanks with the [[FlyingBrick Super Strength]] powerset.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'', B.B. Hood is only 4'8'', and yet she's just as lethal as any other fighter
in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass Phantom Hourglass]]'' a game where some are over seven feet (or even eight feet) tall.
* A good number of characters in ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' are one of these. [[VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness Laharl]], for example, is a stick-thin, [[TheNapoleon 4'3"]] thirteen-year-old capable of {{curbstomp|Battle}}ing a ''starfleet''.
* [[TrueFinalBoss Hib]][[BeeAfraid achi]] from the [[VideoGame/DonPachi DoDonPachi]] series is often not much bigger than the player ship, sometimes even smaller but have nack for throwing [[BulletHell every bullet fired in WWII]] at you.
* Utha from ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOriginsAwakening'' is a female dwarf Grey Warden who has taken the vow of silence and has been corrupted with the Darkspawn taint. She has since joined the Architect in his quest. Unlike the other Grey Wardens, she does not like to use weapons and is, in fact, a master of unarmed combat.
** [[TheDitz Merrill]] in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' is a young elvish woman, definitely the smallest member of the main cast (Varric may be a bit shorter, but Merrill is a lot thinner), and capable of unleashing a horrendous firestorm of offensive magic.
* Saber in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' isn't even five feet tall and is built like a twig - despite saying she's too muscular, yeah right - yet she's the 'strongest' hero in the Fifth Holy Grail War. Even while only partially powered against the next strongest, Berserker, she's still capable of holding her own. [[spoiler:With Rin as her master, she's described as being absolutely invincible. Also subverted somewhat in that Berserker isn't using magic to buff himself like she does and like he ''should,'' but Ilya won't let him. [[{{Badass}} Archer]] also manages a tie against her despite being very weakened, despite her being 'invincible.' Strength isn't everything, Saber!]]
** Without her magical energy, Saber is very frail; maybe even Sakura has more physical strength since no one is smaller than tiny old Saber.
** Aside from being strong Saber is also fast enough and skilled enough with the sword to win against [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sasaki_Kojirou Sasaki Kojirou]] so her failure to defeat Archer (who fell to his knees unable to stand while parrying overhead blow from her sword) came more from emotional reasons than anything else.
* Lilties, from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyCrystalChronicles'', are, like 3 feet tall, on average, but they're the warrior race that used to rule the entire world. ''They'' were TheEmpire (the most adorable empire ever, but still). In fact, they're sort of still in power, since the princess is half-Lilty (yeah, they can breed with humans, which is a little... {{squick}})
** Conversely (and an inversion), Yukes, the tallest and most intimidating race, are the magical race, with little direct combat capabilities and, some say, no real bodies to speak of at all. Yes, they all wear armor and their weapon of choice is a hammer. But they couldn't ''wield'' it to save their lives.
** Speaking of ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'': what about the Moogles? Granted, they do not fight often, but when they do... 4 feet tall, 94 pounds, and apparently above dragons in the food chain.
*** That would be the standard and ''Crystal Chronicles'' moogle. [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII The]] [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsAdvance Ivalice]] [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsA2 breed]], on the other hand, is a different beast. Most Moogle classes provide crazy-ass support (Animists can heal one person ''completely'' while Jugglers have nasty debuffs), but the Moogle Knight can stand firm alongside any Hume or Bangaa, and if one of them decides to take up marksmanship, your best bet is to run as fast as you can in the opposite direction and never stop while there is breath in your body.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI'' brings us the Tarutaru race. They come up to your knees, and are just as capable of thrashing monsters as any other race.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'''s Cloud Strife is 5'7" according to the English translation, though given that he's 173cm in Japanese, he's closer to 5'8". Roughly average in America, but he's the shortest human adult male in the party, and quite possibly the entire cast. He's also the strongest member of the cast save for Sephiroth.
** ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'' brings together the main series' heroes to kick ass and take names, and prominent among the name-takers and ass-kickers is [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX Zidane]]. The toony, chibi-fied art style of his original game is now finally translated to something a little more realistic, and, well--it
turns out that it wasn't just the chibi-style, the kid has yet to clear five feet. This does ''not'' stop him from thrashing characters literally ''twice'' his height and probably many ''times'' his weight. A similar thing applies to the [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIII Onion Knight]]--the people who make a big deal over tiers may place him near the bottom, and who knows, they might be right--but a computer-controlled OK has the best average AI of any character in the game, according to the WordOfGod, and puts it to frightening good use.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' has Zodiark, who is the smallest of the [[SummonMagic Espers]], but is
one once of the most difficult bosses in the game. His attacks all deal huge damage and he [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard become temporarily invincible]]. Once you get defeat him, you can have him use those same attacks on your enemies (sans invincibility) and they're no less powerful than when you fought him.
* In ''VideoGame/FreedomWars'', Elfriede is signifigantly shorter than other sinners, but she's just as fiesty a fighter as her father Uwe. She also uses
the hammer. When you equip it, it's wielded by her instead same kind of Link, meaning it can be used ''at range!''unique [[PowerFist knuckle-mounted weapons]] as Uwe.
* In ''VideoGame/GuildWars2'', the Asurans are an entire race of these.
%%* Minion Soldier in ''VideoGame/GunstarHeroes''.



* A metagame example from ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''. Smaller character models are harder to select and thus attack. Of the player races, this means the very tiny Gnomes are particular nuisances. And since Gnomes can be both Warriors and Death Knights, they can also be stupidly powerful and durable. Goblins, who were added in the Cataclysm expansion, are much the same. Dwarves aren't nearly as small, but are still pretty shrimpy, and can be Warriors, Paladins, and Death Knights - all the main tanking classes besides Druid.
** That said, once the aforementioned expansion hits the only race that will have ''all'' of the tanking classes available to them are the typically 8 foot tall Tauren.
** The Goblins are Gnome-sized greenskinned creatures who are pretty strong for their size. And insane to boot.
%%* Minion Soldier in ''VideoGame/GunstarHeroes''.
%%* Jinx in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG''.
%%* Presea from ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia''.
* Suika Ibuki of the ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' has the appearance of an 8-year old girl, yet is physically the strongest character of all. And that's before she uses her power of density manipulation to [[{{Sizeshifter}} grow several times her size...]]
** Cirno is one of the smallest named character in the games, being a child fairy. But even though her [[OvershadowedByAwesome incompetence]], [[TheDitz stupidity]] and supposed [[BoisterousWeakling "weakness"]] are [[MemeticMutation legendary]], none of the named Touhou characters are to be trifled with. Cirno holds her own against some of the powerhouses of Touhou in ''Hisoutensoku'' and in ''Fairy Wars'' is strong enough to give trouble to [[TheHero Marisa]] [[BadAss Kirisame]].
** There's also [[LittlePeople Shinmyoumaru Sukuna]], who is probably the smallest character in the series due to being based on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Issun-b%C5%8Dshi Issun-boshi]] and usually only being about the size of a mouse, yet she's a FinalBoss and was able to use her Miracle Mallet to make herself the size of a child. And she ''still'' manages to put up a fight.

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* A metagame example from ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''. Smaller character models are harder to select and thus attack. Of the player races, this means the very tiny Gnomes are particular nuisances. And since Gnomes can be both Warriors and Death Knights, they can also be stupidly powerful and durable. Goblins, who were added in the Cataclysm expansion, are much the same. Dwarves aren't nearly as small, but are still pretty shrimpy, and can be Warriors, Paladins, and Death Knights - all the main tanking classes besides Druid.
** That said, once the aforementioned expansion hits the only race that will have ''all''
Peashy, of the tanking classes available to them are the typically 8 foot tall Tauren.
** The Goblins are Gnome-sized greenskinned creatures who are pretty strong for their size. And insane to boot.
%%* Minion Soldier in ''VideoGame/GunstarHeroes''.
%%* Jinx in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG''.
%%* Presea from ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia''.
* Suika Ibuki
''VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptuniaVictory'', despite being a child, is capable of the ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' has the appearance of an 8-year old girl, yet is physically the strongest character of all. And that's knocking her surrogate mother [[PhysicalGod Physical Goddess]] Neptune around with playful punches before she uses can even speak properly. In battle, one of her power of density manipulation team specials is to [[{{Sizeshifter}} grow several times her size...try and play ping-pong with an enemy, only to do it far too hard and clean Neptune up with the foe. [[spoiler: Her CPU form is even stronger, but [[GagBoobs anything]] [[PlotRelevantAgeUp but]] pintsize.]]
** Cirno * While people in ''[[VideoGame/InazumaEleven Inazuma Eleven GO]]'' are empowered with some sort of magical shadows/avatars, Shinsuke Nishizono is pretty much a midget among a group of teenagers. Playing as an ace goal keeper, one of his main stretegies involves throwing ''himself'' at powerful shoots, and punch it to make a clearance.
* [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass Daxter]] from ''VideoGame/JakAndDaxter''
is one of the smallest named character these, [[TookALevelInBadass at least in the games, being a child fairy. But even though her [[OvershadowedByAwesome incompetence]], [[TheDitz stupidity]] later games]] and supposed [[BoisterousWeakling "weakness"]] ''especially'' in his GaidenGame (if you [[MilesGloriosus believe his stories, that is]]).
** Jak himself fits as well. According to his stats in ''Jak X'' he is 5'8" in ''VideoGame/JakIIRenegade'', which definitely ''seems'' average... until you compare him with the other characters, that is, and realise he is only at about chin height with most of them. And of course, those
are [[MemeticMutation legendary]], none only the humans.
* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'':
** [[MickeyMouse King Mickey]]. Some fans
of the named Touhou characters are to be trifled with. Cirno holds her own against some of game would dearly love a ''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Smash Bros.]]'' style game so he and Yoda could have a match.
** The protagonists Ventus, Xion, Roxas, and Sora all count,
the powerhouses of Touhou in ''Hisoutensoku'' latter three moreso, and Sora especially. Judging by presentation alone, Sora is not only powerful, but balls-out crazy in ''Fairy Wars'' is strong enough to give trouble to [[TheHero Marisa]] [[BadAss Kirisame]].
** There's also [[LittlePeople Shinmyoumaru Sukuna]], who is probably the smallest character in the series due to
his application of said power, despite being based on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Issun-b%C5%8Dshi Issun-boshi]] 15 years old and usually only being about the size of a mouse, yet she's a FinalBoss and was able to use her Miracle Mallet to make herself the size of a child. And she ''still'' manages to put up a fight. short.



* ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' has a lot of characters fitting this trope, most notably Veigar, the Tiny Master of Evil. One of the smallest champions with the ability to dish out some of the highest damage in the game and the ability to stun an entire team. Similar things can be said for the likes of Fizz the Tidal Trickster, Kennen the Heart of the Tempest and Teemo the Swift Scout, all of whom are as short as Veigar but capable of wrecking even the largest foes. Averted with Rumble the Mechanized Menace, who is even smaller than the previously mentioned characters but runs around in a (by the standards of his race) large mecha.
** Really any of the Yordle champions qualify. Veigar, as noted above, may be the absolute best example of this since he has no limit to the amount of ability power he can have. A fed and farmed Veigar can destroy even the tankiest of champions with a single combo.
* The cuccos in various ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' games. Dear God, the cuccos.
** Any child variant of Link counts, but special mention goes to [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker Toon Link]].
** Credit has to go to Midna. An imp, about half the size of Link, stops a charging Ganon and then flicks him across the room. With her hair!
** [[FairyCompanion Ciela]] in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass Phantom Hourglass]]'' turns out to be one once you get the hammer. When you equip it, it's wielded by her instead of Link, meaning it can be used ''at range!''
* Some of the Maverick bosses in the ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' series are smaller than X, Zero and Axl, but are capable of dishing out lots of pain. Special mention goes to Gravity Antonion from ''X8'', who, besides being a GravityMaster, can also carry a block that's [[StrongAnts four times his size]] and throw it at the player!
* The mini-zombies in ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' are even more powerful than their normal-size equavalent. Though their [[CollisionDamage attacks]] do the same amount of damage and they have the same amount of HitPoints, they're able to do so at a faster rate, and move at over three times the speed of normal zombies. They also aren't killed by sunlight.
* ''VideoGame/MiniRobotWars'' has the appropriately-named Minirobots. They're half as large as a standard enemy unit... and can put some serious hurt on the invading Machines. The tagline for the game even includes the phrase "Size Doesn't Matter!"
* In ''VideoGame/{{Mousehunt}}'', every one of your opponents is a mouse crossed with NinjaPirateZombieRobot. Many of them are capable of easily outdoing the very best of your traps, such as the Acolyte Mouse, Dragon Mouse, Silth Mouse, Warmonger Mouse, Balack the Banished, etc.
** In mouse standards, the Nerg Chieftain fits here. He's the smallest mouse in the Nerg tribe, and most difficult to catch.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Nefarious}}'', Princess Ariella is the [[BadassPrincess warrior princess of Dwarf Country]], and loves adventuring and fighting, demonstrating the ability to knock out steel beams with her ax.



* In GuildWars2, the Asurans are an entire race of these.
* In ''VideoGame/FreedomWars'', Elfriede is signifigantly shorter than other sinners, but she's just as fiesty a fighter as her father Uwe. She also uses the same kind of unique [[PowerFist knuckle-mounted weapons]] as Uwe.
* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' has a number of these. Most of the non-human characters are slightly built, a little on the short side, have noodle arms, and are very strong. Knuckles especially. And any of the flying characters (Cream can carry Big the Cat, Charmy the Bee can carry Vector the Crocodile).
** Tails deserves special mention - he's 44 pounds (most of which seems to be his tails, which are each about the same size as the rest of him), and can beat up a giant robot with little trouble and no weapons. ''Repeatedly''. He can also punch through solid rock.
** Classic Sonic. He can [[RollingAttack tunnel through solid rock]], and he eats big, strong, ''fast'' things for breakfast. No giant battlemechs lived to talk about him, and the aforementioned Knuckles got [[CurbStompBattle thrashed.]]
** Don't forget [[UltimateLifeform Shadow]]. In the games, he can flip over a bus with one hand, and when he takes his limiters off in the anime he's quite able to take out a fleet of metarex with a single punch.
* A good number of characters in ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' are one of these. [[VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness Laharl]], for example, is a stick-thin, [[TheNapoleon 4'3"]] thirteen-year-old capable of {{curbstomp|Battle}}ing a ''starfleet''.



* Saber in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' isn't even five feet tall and is built like a twig - despite saying she's too muscular, yeah right - yet she's the 'strongest' hero in the Fifth Holy Grail War. Even while only partially powered against the next strongest, Berserker, she's still capable of holding her own. [[spoiler:With Rin as her master, she's described as being absolutely invincible. Also subverted somewhat in that Berserker isn't using magic to buff himself like she does and like he ''should,'' but Ilya won't let him. [[{{Badass}} Archer]] also manages a tie against her despite being very weakened, despite her being 'invincible.' Strength isn't everything, Saber!]]
** Without her magical energy, Saber is very frail; maybe even Sakura has more physical strength since no one is smaller than tiny old Saber.
** Aside from being strong Saber is also fast enough and skilled enough with the sword to win against [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sasaki_Kojirou Sasaki Kojirou]] so her failure to defeat Archer (who fell to his knees unable to stand while parrying overhead blow from her sword) came more from emotional reasons than anything else.
%%* [[VideoGame/BackyardSports Pablo Sanchez]].
* [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass Daxter]] from ''VideoGame/JakAndDaxter'' is one of these, [[TookALevelInBadass at least in the later games]] and ''especially'' in his GaidenGame (if you [[MilesGloriosus believe his stories, that is]]).
** Jak himself fits as well. According to his stats in ''Jak X'' he is 5'8" in ''VideoGame/JakIIRenegade'', which definitely ''seems'' average... until you compare him with the other characters, that is, and realise he is only at about chin height with most of them. And of course, those are only the humans.
* Jubei from ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' is a 123cm "tall" [[{{Nekomata}} two-tailed cat-man]] weighing in at 25kg... He's also arguably the strongest living being in the world. In [[MightyGlacier Iron]][[HollywoodCyborg Ta]][[TheBigGuy ger]]'s story mode, Jubei effortlessly [[PunchCatch catches]] one of Tager's punches, just for starters.
** Also, [[LittleBitBeastly Mak]][[MsFanservice oto]] [[HotBlooded Nan]][[{{Moe}} aya]], who is only a small girl of about 5'4 and weighs about 108lbs, but is capable of punching a massive crater into the ground, outrunning [[SociopathicHero Carl]] [[FragileSpeedster Clover]] while carrying an injured [[BadassBookworm Tsubaki]] over her shoulder and sending people [[BlownAcrossTheRoom flying]] with her punches.
* Emilia, of ''VideoGame/BlazeUnion''. She is eleven years old, just barely four feet tall, and is a [[GameBreaker stupidly powerful]] BloodKnight who is capable of turning a one-sided battle in her enemies' favor into a complete rout... ''the first time she ever picks up a weapon.'' And that's not even getting into her SuperpoweredEvilSide. At that given point in time, she is essentially the most powerful person in the world--[[spoiler:Gulcasa would be ''stronger than this'' if he ever lost control of his demon blood, but he never does]].
* [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]]. He's 5'1" (Unless you go by the crossovers, where he's about 3'1"), chubby, with no visible muscles, but he can lift a castle and throw it to the side without breaking a sweat.

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* Saber ''Everything'' in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' isn't their universe absolutely ''dwarfs'' both ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank''. Clank is especially noticeable, since he plays the part of AwesomeBackpack most of the time. Ratchet is, supposedly, 5'1. Not ''too'' short by our standards, but almost everyone towers over him in-universe... even five his fellow lombax, Alister Azimuth. This becomes even more puzzling when you see him in ''VideoGame/PlaystationMoveHeroes'', where he doesn't even come up to Jak's shoulder. Jak, for the record, is in the running for shortest human(ish) character in [[VideoGame/JakAndDaxter his own series.]] As to the 'powerhouse' part of the trope? Ratchet is a [[OneManArmy one lombax army]] with an unbelievable arsenal of {{BFG}}s, and Clank's a robotic secret agent with loose control over time (depending on the game). You do the math.
* From ''VideoGame/RuneFactory3'', protagonist [[HalfHumanHybrid Micah]] in his [[VoluntaryShapeshifting wooly form]]. Woolies are the weakest, least-aggressive monsters in the Rune Factory series (Basically their version of [[CallARabbitASmeerp sheep]]). Wooly Micah can bounce around monsters ten times his size, [[BareFistedMonk bare-handed.]]
* In ''VideoGame/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice'', Max is about three
feet tall tall, but is incredibly dangerous. Hell, he once tore apart a demon in hell...with his bare hands!
* ''VideoGame/ShovelKnight'' of the game of the same name is one of the smallest characters in the game, but he's also an extremely potent fighter with his [[ShovelStrike Shovel Blade]]
and is built smashes his way through the Order Of No Quarter, including powerful fighters like Polar Knight, fast duelists like Propeller Knight, or creepy undead abominations like Specter Knight.
* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' has
a twig number of these. Most of the non-human characters are slightly built, a little on the short side, have noodle arms, and are very strong. Knuckles especially. And any of the flying characters (Cream can carry Big the Cat, Charmy the Bee can carry Vector the Crocodile).
** Tails deserves special mention
- despite saying he's 44 pounds (most of which seems to be his tails, which are each about the same size as the rest of him), and can beat up a giant robot with little trouble and no weapons. ''Repeatedly''. He can also punch through solid rock.
** Classic Sonic. He can [[RollingAttack tunnel through solid rock]], and he eats big, strong, ''fast'' things for breakfast. No giant battlemechs lived to talk about him, and the aforementioned Knuckles got [[CurbStompBattle thrashed.]]
** Don't forget [[UltimateLifeform Shadow]]. In the games, he can flip over a bus with one hand, and when he takes his limiters off in the anime he's quite able to take out a fleet of metarex with a single punch.
* If you play a Bounty Hunter in ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' you eventually get a tanking companion named Blizz. Blizz is a Jawa, one of those little hooded guys from ''Film/ANewHope'', that wields a ''rocket launcher''.
** Unlockable companion Treek is a notorious mercenary, a legendary hunter, easily tossed aside a few humans who got in her way, and can tank ''or'' heal. She's also the first Ewok (those [[KillerRabbit deadly little guys]] from ReturnOfTheJedi) to leave her planet.
* ''Franchise/StreetFighter'':
** Chun-Li is called "The First Lady of Fighting Games" among fans of the genre; her official stats list her as 5'6". Compared to most other fighters in the franchise,
she's too muscular, yeah right - yet she's the 'strongest' hero in the Fifth Holy Grail War. Even while only partially powered against the next strongest, Berserker, she's almost petite.
** She
still capable of holding has Cammy beat by two inches, however, and the Trope certainly applies to her own. [[spoiler:With Rin as her master, she's described as being absolutely invincible. Also subverted somewhat in that Berserker isn't using magic to buff himself like she does and like he ''should,'' but Ilya won't let him. [[{{Badass}} Archer]] also manages a tie against her despite being very weakened, despite her being 'invincible.' Strength isn't everything, Saber!]]
** Without her magical energy, Saber is very frail; maybe even Sakura has more physical strength since no one is smaller than tiny old Saber.
** Aside
too.
* Mario
from being strong Saber is also fast enough and skilled enough with the sword to win against [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sasaki_Kojirou Sasaki Kojirou]] so her failure to defeat Archer (who fell to his knees unable to stand while parrying overhead blow from her sword) came more from emotional reasons than anything else.
%%* [[VideoGame/BackyardSports Pablo Sanchez]].
* [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass Daxter]] from ''VideoGame/JakAndDaxter'' is one of these, [[TookALevelInBadass at least in the later games]] and ''especially'' in his GaidenGame (if you [[MilesGloriosus believe his stories, that is]]).
** Jak himself fits as well. According to his stats in ''Jak X'' he is 5'8" in ''VideoGame/JakIIRenegade'', which definitely ''seems'' average... until you compare him with the other characters, that is, and realise he is only at about chin height with most of them. And of course, those are only the humans.
* Jubei from ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' is a 123cm "tall" [[{{Nekomata}} two-tailed cat-man]] weighing in at 25kg... He's also arguably the strongest living being in the world. In [[MightyGlacier Iron]][[HollywoodCyborg Ta]][[TheBigGuy ger]]'s story mode, Jubei effortlessly [[PunchCatch catches]] one of Tager's punches, just for starters.
** Also, [[LittleBitBeastly Mak]][[MsFanservice oto]] [[HotBlooded Nan]][[{{Moe}} aya]], who is only a small girl of about 5'4 and weighs about 108lbs, but is capable of punching a massive crater into the ground, outrunning [[SociopathicHero Carl]] [[FragileSpeedster Clover]] while carrying an injured [[BadassBookworm Tsubaki]] over her shoulder and sending people [[BlownAcrossTheRoom flying]] with her punches.
* Emilia, of ''VideoGame/BlazeUnion''. She is eleven years old, just barely four feet tall, and is a [[GameBreaker stupidly powerful]] BloodKnight who is capable of turning a one-sided battle in her enemies' favor into a complete rout... ''the first time she ever picks up a weapon.'' And that's not even getting into her SuperpoweredEvilSide. At that given point in time, she is essentially the most powerful person in the world--[[spoiler:Gulcasa would be ''stronger than this'' if he ever lost control of his demon blood, but he never does]].
* [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]].
''Franchise/SuperMarioBros''. He's 5'1" (Unless you go by the crossovers, where he's about 3'1"), chubby, with no visible muscles, but he can lift a castle and throw it to the side without breaking a sweat.



* [[VideoGame/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice Max]] is about three feet tall, but is incredibly dangerous. Hell, he once tore apart a demon in hell...with his bare hands!
* In ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' there are a number of 3-foot tall tanks with the [[FlyingBrick Super Strength]] powerset.
* ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'' gives us Marcie at first. Age? 9. Occupation? Bratty half-pine killer of thousands as an elite of the Acacian military, one of the four Devas. Max strength of 86 on her own. For reference, Serge (that's you) maxes out at 88. Her coworkers Zoah and Karsh hit 90. But the worst offender? Leah. Age? 6. Occupation? Abandoned child in the wilderness. Max strength? 93. Max HP? 999. Both highest without any outside help.
** [[spoiler: Considering that Leah is implied to be [[VideoGame/ChronoTrigger Ayla]]'s mother...]]
* Utha from ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOriginsAwakening'' is a female dwarf Grey Warden who has taken the vow of silence and has been corrupted with the Darkspawn taint. She has since joined the Architect in his quest. Unlike the other Grey Wardens, she does not like to use weapons and is, in fact, a master of unarmed combat.
** [[TheDitz Merrill]] in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' is a young elvish woman, definitely the smallest member of the main cast (Varric may be a bit shorter, but Merrill is a lot thinner), and capable of unleashing a horrendous firestorm of offensive magic.
* ''Everything'' in their universe absolutely ''dwarfs'' both VideoGame/RatchetAndClank. Clank is especially noticeable, since he plays the part of AwesomeBackpack most of the time. Ratchet is, supposedly, 5'1. Not ''too'' short by our standards, but almost everyone towers over him in-universe... even his fellow lombax, Alister Azimuth. This becomes even more puzzling when you see him in ''VideoGame/PlaystationMoveHeroes'', where he doesn't even come up to Jak's shoulder. Jak, for the record, is in the running for shortest human(ish) character in [[VideoGame/JakAndDaxter his own series.]] As to the 'powerhouse' part of the trope? Ratchet is a [[OneManArmy one lombax army]] with an unbelievable arsenal of {{BFG}}s, and Clank's a robotic secret agent with loose control over time (depending on the game). You do the math.
* ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' has a lot of characters fitting this trope, most notably Veigar, the Tiny Master of Evil. One of the smallest champions with the ability to dish out some of the highest damage in the game and the ability to stun an entire team. Similar things can be said for the likes of Fizz the Tidal Trickster, Kennen the Heart of the Tempest and Teemo the Swift Scout, all of whom are as short as Veigar but capable of wrecking even the largest foes. Averted with Rumble the Mechanized Menace, who is even smaller than the previously mentioned characters but runs around in a (by the standards of his race) large mecha.
** Really any of the Yordle champions qualify. Veigar, as noted above, may be the absolute best example of this since he has no limit to the amount of ability power he can have. A fed and farmed Veigar can destroy even the tankiest of champions with a single combo.
* [[TrueFinalBoss Hib]][[BeeAfraid achi]] from the [[VideoGame/DonPachi DoDonPachi]] series is often not much bigger than the player ship, sometimes even smaller but have nack for throwing [[BulletHell every bullet fired in WWII]] at you.
* If you play a Bounty Hunter in ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' you eventually get a tanking companion named Blizz. Blizz is a Jawa, one of those little hooded guys from ''Film/ANewHope'', that wields a ''rocket launcher''.
** Unlockable companion Treek is a notorious mercenary, a legendary hunter, easily tossed aside a few humans who got in her way, and can tank ''or'' heal. She's also the first Ewok (those [[KillerRabbit deadly little guys]] from ReturnOfTheJedi) to leave her planet.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'', B.B. Hood is only 4'8'', and yet she's just as lethal as any other fighter in a game where some are over seven feet (or even eight feet) tall.
* ''VideoGame/MiniRobotWars'' has the appropriately-named Minirobots. They're half as large as a standard enemy unit... and can put some serious hurt on the invading Machines. The tagline for the game even includes the phrase "Size Doesn't Matter!"
* ''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}'' has Riki, a [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Nopon]]. One of his catchphrases is ''"Riki can win by himself!"'', and he's not all talk, far from it! He has the most HP out of all the members of the party, and with the proper strategy he can solo bosses.

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* [[VideoGame/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice Max]] is about three feet tall, but is incredibly dangerous. Hell, he once tore apart a demon %%** Jinx in hell...with his bare hands!
''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG''.
* In ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' there SD Gundams in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsBX'' and ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsUX'' are a number capable of 3-foot tall tanks with fighting mecha much bigger then them, to wit Knight Gundam in ''BX'' even earns the [[FlyingBrick Super Strength]] powerset.
* ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'' gives us Marcie at first. Age? 9. Occupation? Bratty half-pine killer
"Ignore Size Modifier" pilot skill[[note]]No accuracy or damage penalties incurred when attacking a unit of thousands as an elite of the Acacian military, one of the four Devas. Max strength of 86 on her own. For reference, Serge (that's you) maxes out at 88. Her coworkers Zoah and Karsh hit 90. But the worst offender? Leah. Age? 6. Occupation? Abandoned child in the wilderness. Max strength? 93. Max HP? 999. Both highest without any outside help.
** [[spoiler: Considering
a larger size[[/note]].
* Meta example from ''VideoGame/SwordOfTheStars'': SOTS starships are tiny by most series' standards; dreadnoughts are smaller than modern US supercarrier. WordOfGod [[http://www.kerberos-productions.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=277104#p277526 states
that Leah is implied to be [[VideoGame/ChronoTrigger Ayla]]'s mother...antimatter-era weapons (Cutting Beams mentioned in post) are on par with]] ''Series/BabylonFive'' [[AbusivePrecursors Shadows.]]
* Utha %%* Presea from ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOriginsAwakening'' is a female dwarf Grey Warden who has taken the vow of silence and has been corrupted with the Darkspawn taint. She has since joined the Architect in his quest. Unlike the other Grey Wardens, she does not like to use weapons and is, in fact, a master of unarmed combat.
** [[TheDitz Merrill]] in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' is a young elvish woman, definitely the smallest member of the main cast (Varric may be a bit shorter, but Merrill is a lot thinner), and capable of unleashing a horrendous firestorm of offensive magic.
* ''Everything'' in their universe absolutely ''dwarfs'' both VideoGame/RatchetAndClank. Clank is especially noticeable, since he plays the part of AwesomeBackpack most of the time. Ratchet is, supposedly, 5'1. Not ''too'' short by our standards, but almost everyone towers over him in-universe... even his fellow lombax, Alister Azimuth. This becomes even more puzzling when you see him in ''VideoGame/PlaystationMoveHeroes'', where he doesn't even come up to Jak's shoulder. Jak, for the record, is in the running for shortest human(ish) character in [[VideoGame/JakAndDaxter his own series.]] As to the 'powerhouse' part of the trope? Ratchet is a [[OneManArmy one lombax army]] with an unbelievable arsenal of {{BFG}}s, and Clank's a robotic secret agent with loose control over time (depending on the game). You do the math.
* ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' has a lot of characters fitting this trope, most notably Veigar, the Tiny Master of Evil. One of the smallest champions with the ability to dish out some of the highest damage in the game and the ability to stun an entire team. Similar things can be said for the likes of Fizz the Tidal Trickster, Kennen the Heart of the Tempest and Teemo the Swift Scout, all of whom are as short as Veigar but capable of wrecking even the largest foes. Averted with Rumble the Mechanized Menace, who is even smaller than the previously mentioned characters but runs around in a (by the standards of his race) large mecha.
** Really any of the Yordle champions qualify. Veigar, as noted above, may be the absolute best example of this since he has no limit to the amount of ability power he can have. A fed and farmed Veigar can destroy even the tankiest of champions with a single combo.
* [[TrueFinalBoss Hib]][[BeeAfraid achi]] from the [[VideoGame/DonPachi DoDonPachi]] series is often not much bigger than the player ship, sometimes even smaller but have nack for throwing [[BulletHell every bullet fired in WWII]] at you.
* If you play a Bounty Hunter in ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' you eventually get a tanking companion named Blizz. Blizz is a Jawa, one of those little hooded guys from ''Film/ANewHope'', that wields a ''rocket launcher''.
** Unlockable companion Treek is a notorious mercenary, a legendary hunter, easily tossed aside a few humans who got in her way, and can tank ''or'' heal. She's also the first Ewok (those [[KillerRabbit deadly little guys]] from ReturnOfTheJedi) to leave her planet.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'', B.B. Hood is only 4'8'', and yet she's just as lethal as any other fighter in a game where some are over seven feet (or even eight feet) tall.
* ''VideoGame/MiniRobotWars'' has the appropriately-named Minirobots. They're half as large as a standard enemy unit... and can put some serious hurt on the invading Machines. The tagline for the game even includes the phrase "Size Doesn't Matter!"
* ''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}'' has Riki, a [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Nopon]]. One of his catchphrases is ''"Riki can win by himself!"'', and he's not all talk, far from it! He has the most HP out of all the members of the party, and with the proper strategy he can solo bosses.
''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia''.



* The Mutant Midget Psychos and Shotgut Midgets from ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' can do some damage if you let them gang up on you. One of the mini-bosses is a fairly tough midget-type enemy named King Wee-wee.
** Salvador the Gunzerker from ''Videogame/{{Borderlands 2}}'' is only 5'4", but he's incredibly muscular, strong enough to [[GunsAkimbo use two guns at once]] when using his Action Skill, whether they're pistols, shotguns, sniper rifles, or even ''rocket launchers''. He has several skills that boost his melee prowess, including one that gives him the ability to throw a devastating MegatonPunch. In the Tiny Tina DLC, he's even the template for the dwarves in Tina's RPG campaign, something that he thinks is awesome. Justified by the reason he's so short in the first place: heavy steroid use has stunted his growth.
*** Gaige the Mechromancer is slightly (less than an inch) shorter than Salvador, and has a cybernetic left arm that can crush concrete.
** Also, the boss of the early side-quest "Symbiosis" is a psycho midget riding a four-armed gorilla creature called a bullymong.
** Midget/Runty Rats are some of the most annoying enemies in the second game. They're even smaller than regular midgets (and thus harder to hit), much more mobile, and their guns can drop you in seconds.
** Sandman, the midget pirate captain from the ''Captain Scarlett and her Pirate's Booty'' DLC, is essentially a Runty Rat with a badass' health and shields. Yikes.
* From ''VideoGame/RuneFactory3'', protagonist [[HalfHumanHybrid Micah]] in his [[VoluntaryShapeshifting wooly form]]. Woolies are the weakest, least-aggressive monsters in the Rune Factory series (Basically their version of [[CallARabbitASmeerp sheep]]). Wooly Micah can bounce around monsters ten times his size, [[BareFistedMonk bare-handed.]]
* Meta example from ''VideoGame/SwordOfTheStars'': SOTS starships are tiny by most series' standards; dreadnoughts are smaller than modern US supercarrier. WordOfGod [[http://www.kerberos-productions.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=277104#p277526 states that antimatter-era weapons (Cutting Beams mentioned in post) are on par with]] ''Series/BabylonFive'' [[AbusivePrecursors Shadows.]]
* In ''{{Mousehunt}}'', every one of your opponents is a mouse crossed with NinjaPirateZombieRobot. Many of them are capable of easily outdoing the very best of your traps, such as the Acolyte Mouse, Dragon Mouse, Silth Mouse, Warmonger Mouse, Balack the Banished, etc.
** In mouse standards, the Nerg Chieftain fits here. He's the smallest mouse in the Nerg tribe, and most difficult to catch.
* Some of the Maverick bosses in the ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' series are smaller than X, Zero and Axl, but are capable of dishing out lots of pain. Special mention goes to Gravity Antonion from ''X8'', who, besides being a GravityMaster, can also carry a block that's [[StrongAnts four times his size]] and throw it at the player!
* [[Franchise/StreetFighter Chun-Li]] is called "The First Lady of Fighting Games" among fans of the genre; her official stats list her as 5'6". Compared to most other fighters in the franchise, she's almost petite.
** She still has Cammy beat by two inches, however, and the Trope certainly applies to her too.
* While people in ''[[InazumaEleven Inazuma Eleven GO]]'' are empowered with some sort of magical shadows/avatars, Shinsuke Nishizono is pretty much a midget among a group of teenagers. Playing as an ace goal keeper, one of his main stretegies involves throwing ''himself'' at powerful shoots, and punch it to make a clearance.
* Peashy, of ''VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptuniaVictory'', despite being a child, is capable of knocking her surrogate mother [[PhysicalGod Physical Goddess]] Neptune around with playful punches before she can even speak properly. In battle, one of her team specials is to try and play ping-pong with an enemy, only to do it far too hard and clean Neptune up with the foe. [[spoiler: Her CPU form is even stronger, but [[GagBoobs anything]] [[PlotRelevantAgeUp but]] pintsize.]]
* The mini-zombies in ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' are even more powerful than their normal-size equavalent. Though their [[CollisionDamage attacks]] do the same amount of damage and they have the same amount of HitPoints, they're able to do so at a faster rate, and move at over three times the speed of normal zombies. They also aren't killed by sunlight.
* In {{VideoGame/Nefarious}}, Princess Ariella is the [[BadassPrincess warrior princess of Dwarf Country]], and loves adventuring and fighting, demonstrating the ability to knock out steel beams with her ax.
* VideoGame/ShovelKnight of the game of the same name is one of the smallest characters in the game, but he's also an extremely potent fighter with his [[ShovelStrike Shovel Blade]] and smashes his way through the Order Of No Quarter, including powerful fighters like Polar Knight, fast duelists like Propeller Knight, or creepy undead abominations like Specter Knight.
* SD Gundams in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsBX'' and ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsUX'' are capable of fighting mecha much bigger then them, to wit Knight Gundam in ''BX'' even earns the "Ignore Size Modifier" pilot skill[[note]]No accuracy or damage penalties incurred when attacking a unit of a larger size[[/note]].

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* The Mutant Midget Psychos and Shotgut Midgets from ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' can do some damage if you let them gang up on you. One Suika Ibuki of the mini-bosses is a fairly tough midget-type enemy named King Wee-wee.
** Salvador
''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' has the Gunzerker from ''Videogame/{{Borderlands 2}}'' appearance of an 8-year old girl, yet is only 5'4", but he's incredibly muscular, strong enough physically the strongest character of all. And that's before she uses her power of density manipulation to [[GunsAkimbo use two guns at once]] when using his Action Skill, whether they're pistols, shotguns, sniper rifles, or even ''rocket launchers''. He has [[{{Sizeshifter}} grow several skills that boost his melee prowess, including one that gives him the ability to throw a devastating MegatonPunch. In the Tiny Tina DLC, he's even the template for the dwarves in Tina's RPG campaign, something that he thinks is awesome. Justified by the reason he's so short in the first place: heavy steroid use has stunted his growth.
*** Gaige the Mechromancer is slightly (less than an inch) shorter than Salvador, and has a cybernetic left arm that can crush concrete.
** Also, the boss of the early side-quest "Symbiosis" is a psycho midget riding a four-armed gorilla creature called a bullymong.
** Midget/Runty Rats are some of the most annoying enemies in the second game. They're even smaller than regular midgets (and thus harder to hit), much more mobile, and their guns can drop you in seconds.
** Sandman, the midget pirate captain from the ''Captain Scarlett and her Pirate's Booty'' DLC, is essentially a Runty Rat with a badass' health and shields. Yikes.
* From ''VideoGame/RuneFactory3'', protagonist [[HalfHumanHybrid Micah]] in his [[VoluntaryShapeshifting wooly form]]. Woolies are the weakest, least-aggressive monsters in the Rune Factory series (Basically their version of [[CallARabbitASmeerp sheep]]). Wooly Micah can bounce around monsters ten
times his size, [[BareFistedMonk bare-handed.her size...]]
* Meta example from ''VideoGame/SwordOfTheStars'': SOTS starships are tiny by most series' standards; dreadnoughts are smaller than modern US supercarrier. WordOfGod [[http://www.kerberos-productions.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=277104#p277526 states that antimatter-era weapons (Cutting Beams mentioned in post) are on par with]] ''Series/BabylonFive'' [[AbusivePrecursors Shadows.]]
* In ''{{Mousehunt}}'', every
** Cirno is one of your opponents is a mouse crossed with NinjaPirateZombieRobot. Many of them are capable of easily outdoing the very best of your traps, such as the Acolyte Mouse, Dragon Mouse, Silth Mouse, Warmonger Mouse, Balack the Banished, etc.
** In mouse standards, the Nerg Chieftain fits here. He's
the smallest mouse named character in the Nerg tribe, and most difficult to catch.
* Some of the Maverick bosses in the ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' series are smaller than X, Zero and Axl, but are capable of dishing out lots of pain. Special mention goes to Gravity Antonion from ''X8'', who, besides
games, being a GravityMaster, can also carry a block that's [[StrongAnts four times his size]] child fairy. But even though her [[OvershadowedByAwesome incompetence]], [[TheDitz stupidity]] and throw it at the player!
* [[Franchise/StreetFighter Chun-Li]] is called "The First Lady of Fighting Games" among fans
supposed [[BoisterousWeakling "weakness"]] are [[MemeticMutation legendary]], none of the genre; named Touhou characters are to be trifled with. Cirno holds her official stats list her as 5'6". Compared own against some of the powerhouses of Touhou in ''Hisoutensoku'' and in ''Fairy Wars'' is strong enough to most other fighters give trouble to [[TheHero Marisa]] [[BadAss Kirisame]].
** There's also [[LittlePeople Shinmyoumaru Sukuna]], who is probably the smallest character
in the franchise, series due to being based on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Issun-b%C5%8Dshi Issun-boshi]] and usually only being about the size of a mouse, yet she's almost petite.a FinalBoss and was able to use her Miracle Mallet to make herself the size of a child. And she ''still'' manages to put up a fight.
** She still has Cammy beat by two inches, however, * A metagame example from ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''. Smaller character models are harder to select and thus attack. Of the Trope certainly applies to her too.
* While people in ''[[InazumaEleven Inazuma Eleven GO]]''
player races, this means the very tiny Gnomes are empowered with some sort of magical shadows/avatars, Shinsuke Nishizono is pretty much a midget among a group of teenagers. Playing as an ace goal keeper, one of his main stretegies involves throwing ''himself'' at particular nuisances. And since Gnomes can be both Warriors and Death Knights, they can also be stupidly powerful shoots, and punch it to make a clearance.
* Peashy, of ''VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptuniaVictory'', despite being a child, is capable of knocking her surrogate mother [[PhysicalGod Physical Goddess]] Neptune around with playful punches before she can even speak properly. In battle, one of her team specials is to try and play ping-pong with an enemy, only to do it far too hard and clean Neptune up with
durable. Goblins, who were added in the foe. [[spoiler: Her CPU form is even stronger, but [[GagBoobs anything]] [[PlotRelevantAgeUp but]] pintsize.]]
* The mini-zombies in ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}''
Cataclysm expansion, are even more powerful than their normal-size equavalent. Though their [[CollisionDamage attacks]] do much the same amount of damage and they have the same amount of HitPoints, they're able to do so at a faster rate, and move at over three times the speed of normal zombies. They also same. Dwarves aren't killed by sunlight.
* In {{VideoGame/Nefarious}}, Princess Ariella is
nearly as small, but are still pretty shrimpy, and can be Warriors, Paladins, and Death Knights - all the [[BadassPrincess warrior princess of Dwarf Country]], and loves adventuring and fighting, demonstrating main tanking classes besides Druid.
** That said, once
the ability to knock out steel beams with her ax.
* VideoGame/ShovelKnight
aforementioned expansion hits the only race that will have ''all'' of the game of tanking classes available to them are the same name typically 8 foot tall Tauren.
** The Goblins are Gnome-sized greenskinned creatures who are pretty strong for their size. And insane to boot.
* ''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}'' has Riki, a [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Nopon]]. One of his catchphrases
is one of the smallest characters in the game, but ''"Riki can win by himself!"'', and he's also an extremely potent fighter not all talk, far from it! He has the most HP out of all the members of the party, and with his [[ShovelStrike Shovel Blade]] and smashes his way through the Order Of No Quarter, including powerful fighters like Polar Knight, fast duelists like Propeller Knight, or creepy undead abominations like Specter Knight.
* SD Gundams in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsBX'' and ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsUX'' are capable of fighting mecha much bigger then them, to wit Knight Gundam in ''BX'' even earns the "Ignore Size Modifier" pilot skill[[note]]No accuracy or damage penalties incurred when attacking a unit of a larger size[[/note]].
proper strategy he can solo bosses.
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* From ''RuneFactory3'', protagonist [[HalfHumanHybrid Micah]] in his [[VoluntaryShapeshifting wooly form]]. Woolies are the weakest, least-aggressive monsters in the Rune Factory series (Basically their version of [[CallARabbitASmeerp sheep]]). Wooly Micah can bounce around monsters ten times his size, [[BareFistedMonk bare-handed.]]

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* From ''RuneFactory3'', ''VideoGame/RuneFactory3'', protagonist [[HalfHumanHybrid Micah]] in his [[VoluntaryShapeshifting wooly form]]. Woolies are the weakest, least-aggressive monsters in the Rune Factory series (Basically their version of [[CallARabbitASmeerp sheep]]). Wooly Micah can bounce around monsters ten times his size, [[BareFistedMonk bare-handed.]]
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* SD Gundams in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsBX'' and VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsUX'' are capable of fighting mecha much bigger then them, to wit Knight Gundam in ''BX'' even earns the "Ignore Size Modifier" pilot skill[[note]]No accuracy or damage penalties incurred when attacking a unit of a larger size[[/note]].

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* SD Gundams in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsBX'' and VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsUX'' ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsUX'' are capable of fighting mecha much bigger then them, to wit Knight Gundam in ''BX'' even earns the "Ignore Size Modifier" pilot skill[[note]]No accuracy or damage penalties incurred when attacking a unit of a larger size[[/note]].
27th Aug '15 3:36:56 PM phoenix
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* [[TrueFinalBoss Hib]][[EverythingsWorseWithBees achi]] from the [[VideoGame/DonPachi DoDonPachi]] series is often not much bigger than the player ship, sometimes even smaller but have nack for throwing [[BulletHell every bullet fired in WWII]] at you.

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* [[TrueFinalBoss Hib]][[EverythingsWorseWithBees Hib]][[BeeAfraid achi]] from the [[VideoGame/DonPachi DoDonPachi]] series is often not much bigger than the player ship, sometimes even smaller but have nack for throwing [[BulletHell every bullet fired in WWII]] at you.
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* SD Gundams in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsBX'' and VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsUX'' are capable of fighting mecha much bigger then them, to wit Knight Gundam in ''BX'' even earns the "Ignore Size Modifier" pilot skill[[note]]No accuracy or damage penalties incurred when attacking a unit of a larger size[[/note]].
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* The mini-zombies in ''{{Minecraft}}'' are even more powerful than their normal-size equavalent. Though their [[CollisionDamage attacks]] do the same amount of damage and they have the same amount of HitPoints, they're able to do so at a faster rate, and move at over three times the speed of normal zombies. They also aren't killed by sunlight.

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* The mini-zombies in ''{{Minecraft}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' are even more powerful than their normal-size equavalent. Though their [[CollisionDamage attacks]] do the same amount of damage and they have the same amount of HitPoints, they're able to do so at a faster rate, and move at over three times the speed of normal zombies. They also aren't killed by sunlight.
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