Created By: CaveCat on June 17, 2013 Last Edited By: CaveCat on June 17, 2013

Huge Guy, Little Guy

Two male characters, one big and one little.

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In a lot of TV shows and movies, you most often see this kind of duo; two male characters, with one being really big and possibly overweight and the other being smaller and skinnier.

Compare: Those Two Guys, Fat and Skinny

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Film -- Animated


Western Animation
  • Big Dog and Little Dog, the eponymous characters of 2 Stupid Dogs.

Needs More Examples, Is This Tropeable?
Community Feedback Replies: 6
  • June 17, 2013

  • Some of the examples are already covered by Fat And Skinny.
  • June 17, 2013
    ^I am aware of that, but I really think that this deserves to be a trope. After all, not all of the examples on Fat And Skinny have the fat character being bigger than the skinnier character.
  • June 17, 2013
    Notably, it often overlaps with Fat And Skinny, but not in a predictable way. You can have a tall fat guy and small wiry guy, or a tall lanky guy and short rotund guy. It's probably worth having both tropes to cover all the possibilities.

    This is also a common take on Those Two Bad Guys, with the small one being the smart one and the other being Dumb Muscle.
  • June 17, 2013
  • June 17, 2013
    Fullmetal Alchemist, if that counts. Alphonse is a huge hulking suit of armour imbued with a child's soul, while Edward is just a bit of a midget. It's later implied that he is sustaining Alphonse's existence, and that that is what prevents him from growing

    Derp, didn't see the above.