Created By: LeeAnn on February 3, 2013

Of Mice And Men Friendship

A pair of friends is comprised of an intelligent, usually shorter character and a slow, usually taller or bigger character.

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Friendships where there is one slow person or character and one who is relatively intelligent. The smarter character may basically take care of the slower one or it may just be a friendship of equals. Examples include Tennessee and Chumley from Tennessee Tuxedo as well as Peppermint Patty and Marcie from Peanuts.
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  • February 3, 2013
    Fat And Skinny and Brains And Brawn are the closest I can think of.
  • February 3, 2013
  • February 3, 2013
    In Midnight Cowboy Ratso is streetwise, small in stature, and has a bad leg. The bigger and buffer Joe Buck is naive, if sexually precocious.
  • February 3, 2013
    Mickey Mouse and Goofy, at least as portrayed in the Mickey Mouse Comic Universe.
  • February 3, 2013
    Trope Namer Syndrome: "...naming tropes directly from our favorite works of fiction are Over."
  • February 3, 2013
    Heavy Weapons Guy and Medic from Team Fortress 2 seem to fit this to a tee...
  • February 3, 2013
    I feel like this is covered by Big Guy Little Guy
  • February 6, 2013
    The characters Nick Andros and Tom Cullen in The Stand (novel and film), who travelled together much of the way to Abigail Fremantle's homestead in Nebraska following the Captain Trips pandemic. Andros was smaller in stature and was generally the more savvy of the pair (although he was mute), while Cullen (who could speak) was much larger in stature but was mildly mentally handicapped.
  • February 6, 2013
    The Incredible Hulk and several of his friends, for whom Hulk was the Lennie to their George: most notably Rick Jones, but for brief periods there was also Jim Wilson and Fred Sloan.
  • February 7, 2013
    Tabletop Games
    • Dungeons And Dragons module T1 The Village of Hommlet. Two of the NPCs staying in the Inn of the Welcome Wench are the monk Turuko and the fighter Kobort. Turuko is small, thin and clever (the brains of the pair), and Kobort is a large, not too bright fellow.