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[-[[caption-width-right:350:''Boggis and Bunce and Bean\\
One fat, one short, one lean\\
Those horrible crooks\\
So different in looks\\
Were nonetheless equally mean'']]-]

Usually a PowerTrio of secondary characters, if there are three of them chances are one will be large and/or fat, one will be skinny, and one will be short. The big one will generally be [[GentleGiant good-natured]], the short one will generally be [[TheNapoleon grumpy]], while the thin one generally remains as a [[OnlySaneMan middle ground]] between the two.

The tall, thin guy will usually be the leader. The short one will be the brains, unless he's TheNapoleon. The big guy will be either TheDragon or TheBrute. Compare BeautyBrainsAndBrawn.

SisterTrope to FatAndSkinny and BigGuyLittleGuy. Compare with TerribleTrio, which is usually composed of two "skinny" members and one "short" one.



* Count Chocula (thin), Frankenberry (big), and Boo Berry (short) of [[UsefulNotes/GeneralMills the Monster Cereals]].

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* The kids in the "Detective Boys" in ''Manga/DetectiveConan''. Genta is Big, Mitsuhiko is Thin, Conan, Ai and Ayumi are Short.
* Arguably, the three sister goddesses, Urd, Belldandy, and Skuld, from ''[[Manga/AhMyGoddess Ah! My Goddess!]]'' Skuld is short, Belldandy is skinny, and while Urd is only slightly taller than Belldandy, she has a '''much''' more voluptuous figure.
* Somewhat averted in ''Anime/RODTheTV'': Michelle is buxom and bubbly, Maggie is quiet and thin, and [[ShortTank Anita]] is small, young, and grumpy.
* Warera, Konda, and Rori respectively, from ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', aka Bron, Konda, and Rico from ''Anime/{{Robotech}}''
* ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'' has a few:
** Hakkai, Gojyo, and Goku.
** Kurita, Hiruma, and Sena.
** Yamabushi, Unsui/Agon, and Ikkyu to an extent.
* ''Anime/YuGiOh'''s Zygor, Sid, and Bonz definitely qualify for this.
* Jose (big), Placido (skinny) and Lucciano (short) from ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds''. Although the usual personalities for the short and big ones are inverted here as Jose is the grumpy one, and [[TheHyena sort of]] good-natured Lucciano.
* Foxy (short), Porche (skinny) and Hamburg (big) from ''Manga/OnePiece''. Foxy isn't that much shorter than Porche, but still he is about the height of Luffy which makes him VERY short for a grown-up male (Porche is female) One Piece character.
** The 3 Captains: Eustass Kidd (big & muscular), Trafalgar Law (lean) and Monkey D. Luffy (short..even shorter after he used his Gear)
* Ed, Al and Winry from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' are this for the bulk of the story. Al is obviously big, while Winry, due to only being a teenager, still has a rather slight figure, and Ed is TheNapoleon.
* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' has the [[spoiler:Titan Shifters sent to infiltrate the military. [[BruiserWithASoftCenter Reiner]] is built like a linebacker, [[TheQuietOne Bertolt]] is tall and thin, and [[DarkActionGirl Annie]] is [[BrokenBird surly]] and pint-sized]].
* ''Anime/KirbyOfTheStars'' features a trio of animators known as the Otakings, whose members are: Biggie (Piggie in Japan, obviously the big), Boney (the thin) and Sleepy (the short).
* ''Anime/GoLion'' Saido (big), Kurogane (thin) & Suzuishi (short).
* ''Anime/YokaiWatch'' has Bear (big), Nate (thin), and Eddie (short). Bear has some mild bully traits but is mostly a sweet kid while Eddie is [[ShorterMeansSmarter a smart kid]]. Nate is the RidiculouslyAverageGuy protagonist.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Big Figure, Lawrence and Michael from ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}''. Big Figure is short, Lawrence is fat and Michael is thin, or at least not short or fat...
* In Franchise/SpiderMan, the Enforcers: Ox (big), Montana (thin), Fancy Dan(short)
* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'':
** In ''Comicbook/SupergirlBeingSuper'', the best friends of Kara Danvers -alias Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}- are Jennifer -big and tall- and Dolly -short and chubby-. Kara is thinner than Dolly and shorter than Jen.
** In ''ComicBook/SupergirlCosmicAdventuresInThe8thGrade'', Lena is short and a little chubby. Belinda is tall and big. Linda is thinner and taller than Lena.
** In ''Adventure Comics'' issue #400, the Black Flame's minions: Inventor (tall and skinny), Toymaster (chubby) and L. Finn (short).
* ComicBook/CasperTheFriendlyGhost: Casper's three uncles Stretch (thin), Stinky (short), and Fatso (big) from the comics/movie.
* Patience, Prudence and Plenty, the ladies-in-waiting of ''ComicBook/CastleWaiting''.
* Mac, Tony and Tim in ''ComicBook/LesInnommables''.
* The Badd Lads, Boss (short), Knuck (big) and Fingers (thin) from now-defunct UK comic ''ComicBook/TheBeezer''.
* The main protagonists of ''ComicBook/WilqSuperbohater'': Entombed, Alcman, and Wilq respectively.
* ''ComicBook/{{Urbanus}}'': Stef, Staf and Stylo are a gang consisting of three thieves who differ in length.
* Creator/BenitoJacovitti's 3P (Pippo, Pertica & Palla) are this but their personalities are a little different than the example. Pippo, the short one, is the group's leader, passionate and courageous. Pertica, the tall one, is clever and rational. Palla, the fat one, is a kind-hearted scaredy-cat.
* Fatty and Plug are the only two Bash Street Kids to avert PintSizedKid. This makes them the respective big and thin to everyone else's short.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* A lot of ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' fanart portray Princess Peach, Princess Daisy, and Rosalina as this (with Daisy also frequently being drawn as chubby). In the actual canon they're all skinny, though Daisy is slightly bigger than the other two. Peach and Daisy are of similar height while Rosalina is extremely tall.

[[folder:Film -- Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/FantasticMrFox'': Boggis and Bunce and Bean / One fat, one short, one lean...
* The trio of hunters, [[DramaticTimpani Misha, Yasha, and Vladimir]], from the short ''Peter and the Wolf'' in ''Disney/MakeMineMusic''.
* ''WesternAnimation/FlushedAway'':
** The Toad (short and bad-tempered) and his henchrats Spike (thin) and Whitey (big and good-natured).
** Removing the Toad and substituting his other prominent henchrat Thimblenose Ted preserves the dynamic but switches the types around some. Spike now becomes Short, Whitey becomes Big and Ted is thin.
* Flora, Fauna and Merriweather, the good fairies from ''Disney/SleepingBeauty''.
* The Bullies from ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime''. Hyp (thin), Nod (short), and Mutt (big).
* In ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'': fellow recruit characters Yao (short), Ling (thin), and Chien-Po (large and fat). They also conform to grumpy/good-natured personality pattern.
* The three antagonists in ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' forms a trio of this kind; Gaston (big), Monsieur D'Arque (thin), and [=LeFou=] (short).
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'' apparantly features three types of pitty [forklift] body styles: tall (i.e., Guido), short (i.e., My Name is Not Chuck), and wide (i.e., Wide Chick Pitty).
* The frog hunters from ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'': Darnell (Big), Two-Fingers (Thin) and Pa (Short).
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}'' has the lords of clans [=MacGuffin=], [=MacIntosh=], and Dingwall, as well as their sons. Lord [=MacGuffin=] and his son are tall and hefty, Lord [=MacIntosh=] is scrawny and his son has the wiry build of a sprinter, and Lord Dingwall is quite short, with his son taller but shorter than most everyone else.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBoxtrolls'' has Mr. Snatcher's lackeys Mr. Trout (Big), Mr. Pickles (Thin), and Mr. Gristle (Short).
* The main trio from Disney/TheJungleBook : Baloo (big), Bagheera (thin), and Mowgli (short).
* In ''WesternAnimation/PeterPanBurbankFilms'', the big one is a black man who is muscular rather than fat, the thin one wears an open vest and the short one is Mr. Smee.
* ''WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutronBoyGenius'' has Carl (big), Sheen (thin), and Jimmy (short) in that order, though Jimmy compensates for his short stature with a combination of both his big skull and his tall, swirly hairdo.
* ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'' gives us Manny (a huge woolly mammoth), Diego (a sleek saber-toothed cat), and Sid (a tiny ground sloth). Manny and Sid thoroughly invert the usual grumpy/good-natured roles.
** Soto's henchmen are Zeke (short), Oscar (thin), and Lenny (big).
* Honest John (thin) and Gideon (short) from ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'' whether they're with Stromboli or the Coachman. With the Coachman, they have a tavern scene similar to the one in Beauty and the Beast (see above) with the short character's role remaining the same, but the roles of the big and thin characters reversed.
* The voyaging trio in '''Disney/{{Moana}}'''-Maui (big), Moana (thin), and Heihei (short).

[[folder:Film -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/{{Casper}}'''s ghostly uncles. Their nicknames even invoke the trope; Stretch, Stinky and Fatso. Guess which is the short one.
* The three Strangers in ''Film/DarkCity'', Mr. Wall is tall, Mr. Hand is thin and Mr. Sleep is short.
* Fezzik, Inigo and Vizzini in ''Film/ThePrincessBride''.
* The ''Film/OlsenGang'': Egon (short), Benny (thin), Kjeld (fat).
* Perhaps stretching the trope too far, but Sabretooth (big), Mystique (thin), and Toad (short) from ''Film/XMen1''.
* From the film version of ''[[Film/TheHobbit The Hobbit]]'' there's a sibling trio consisting of Bifur (short), Bofur (thin) and Bombur (big) who appear to be this.
* The goblins in ''{{Film/Legend 1985}}'': Blix (Thin), Blunder (Short) and Pox (Big).
* ''Franchise/StarWars'': the three prominent non-human characters in the original trilogy form such a trio: Jabba the Hutt (big), Chewbacca (thin), and Yoda (short).

* Boggis, Bunce and Bean ("one fat, one short, one lean") from ''Literature/FantasticMrFox''.
* Eric Bacon, Eric Fry, and Eric Ovens from the Literature/WaysideSchool books. Eric Bacon is short but not fat, Eric Fry is fat but not short, and Eric Ovens is short and fat. This makes Eric Fry the big one, Eric Bacon the thin one, and Eric Ovens the short one.
** This can be debated, however, since most interpretations have Eric Bacon as being shorter than Eric Ovens.
* The (arguably) main three characters of ''Franchise/WinnieThePooh'': Pooh, Tigger and Piglet.
* ''[[Literature/TheExecutioner Stoney Man: Doom Prophecy]]'' had trio of hitmen who include a dwarf weapons designer, a giant brute, and a skinny PsychoForHire.
* Norton Juster's ''Literature/ThePhantomTollbooth'' features a brief appearance by the Triple Demons of Compromise: "one tall and thin, one short and fat, and the other exactly like the other two."
* In the later books of the ''Literature/DontCallMeIshmael'' series, when Ishmael and Razza are closer to each other than to the rest of their group, Bill, Ignatius and Scobie become this. Bill's weight is frequently noted and he's bullied for it. Even when he loses weight, he is still very big. Ignatius is very tall and lean. Scobie, the smartest of the group, is also the [[ShorterMeansSmarter shortest]].
* In ''Discworld/{{Jingo}}'', after Vetinari enlists Colon and Nobby to go to Klatch, they form this (if you leave out Leonard of Quirm, who doesn't go ashore with them). Vetinari is thin, Colon is fat and Nobby is short.
* ''Literature/CaptainUnderpants'' gives us the [[TerribleTrio Robo-Boogers]] Carl (thin), Trixie (short), and Frankenbooger (big). [[spoiler: Carl is the first of the three to die, reducing it to HugeGuyTinyGirl.]]

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* The famous "Class" sketch from ''Series/TheFrostReport'' starred Creator/JohnCleese (thin [and tall]) as Upper Class, RonnieBarker (big) as Middle Class, and RonnieCorbett (short) as Working Class.
* Creator/RickyGervais, Creator/StephenMerchant and Creator/WarwickDavis in ads for ''Series/LifesTooShort'', such as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxeFSvU3NAA this one.]] Also, any time the three appear together in the series.
* In the ''Series/TheFiveishDoctorsReboot'', the three remaining former Doctor actors that team up to try to get back onto the 50th Anniversary Creator/ColinBaker, Creator/PeterDavison and Creator/SylvesterMcCoy respectively.
* The PowerTrio from ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''. Mike and Joel are big (compared to the bots, at least), Crow T. Robot is thin, and Tom Servo is short.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters: Team Korea Chang,Kim and Choi.
* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'':
** One of the defining tropes of ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'', averted by Team Sonic (as they're all the same size) and Team Dark (as none of them are really short).
*** Team Chaotix features Vector (Big), Espio (Thin), and Charmy (Short).
*** Team Rose has Big (err, Big), Amy (Thin), and Cream (Short).
** The Babylon Rogues of ''VideoGame/SonicRiders'' follow this pattern as well, with Jet the Hawk (short), Wave the Swallow (thin), and Storm the Albatross (big).
** In the first Zone of ''[[VideoGame/SonicLostWorld Sonic Lost World's]]'' final world, Zazz (Thin), Zomom (Big) and Master Zik (Short) attack Sonic sequentially in a BossRush.
** In the ''VideoGame/SonicBoom'' video games (as well as [[WesternAnimation/SonicBoom the cartoon of the same name]]), as part of the character redesigns, the main trio of Team Sonic consists of Knuckles (Big), Sonic (Thin), and Tails (Short).
* Billy's friends in ''VideoGame/BillyHatcherAndTheGiantEgg'': Bantam, Rolly and Chick.
* ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank'':
** Qwark, Ratchet and Clank of the ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank'' series, most notably ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankFullFrontalAssault'' in which they appear as the three playable characters.
** ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankFutureToolsOfDestruction'''s Cronk, Talwyn, and Zephyr, arguably.
* ''VideoGame/TheCurseOfMonkeyIsland'' Haggis [=McMutton=] (Big), Edward Van Helgen (Thin), and Cutthroat Bill (Short), Guybrush's crew that he recruits on Plunder Island.
* The Magus Sisters in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV''. Cindy, the oldest, is round and fat. Sandy is tall and skinny. Mindy, the youngest, is tiny.
* The Magus Sisters return in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' as a trio of insect-themed [[SummonMagic Aeons]]. Cindy is round and modelled after a ladybug. Sandy is tall and modelled after a praying mantis. Mindy is petite and is modelled after a bee.
* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'':
** TheHero, the DamselInDistress and the BigBad which have existed since the beginning of the franchise: Mario (short), Peach (thin) and Bowser (big).
** In ''VideoGame/MarioandLuigiPaperJam'', Iggy (thin), Lemmy (short), and Morton (big) are paired together this way.
* Franchise/{{Kirby}}'s three main level helpers in ''VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards''. Waddle Dee is short, Adeline is skinny and King Dedede is big. Ribbon is also one of Kirby's supporters, but she doesn't show up to help in levels except to grab Crystal Shards.
* While ''VideoGame/FatalFury'''s Kim Kaphwan isn't particularly skinny, he cast himself in the thin role by teaming up with big Chang and short Choi in ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters''.
* [[TerribleTrio Snips, Ronk, and Papes]] from ''VideoGame/TheLegendaryStarfy'' fit this. Snips is skinny, Ronk is big, and Papes is short.
* ''Franchise/{{Pikmin}}'' : The three main characters from the third installment fits the trope: Charlie (big), Brittany (thin), and Alph (short).
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'': The residents at Lon Lon Ranch: Talon (big), Ingo (thin), and Malon (short). However, this trope does not apply seven years later, when Malon is an adult and equally as tall as Talon.
* Tibarn (large), Janaff (short), and Ulki (thin) from ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn]]. In this particular example, the short one, while certainly not calm, is friendly and likes joking quite a bit, and is clearly the least serious member of the group. Also, while the large one is certainly heroic, he is also extremely aggressive and revenge-prone.
* ''VideoGame/MegaManX2'' has the X-Hunters, consisting of Violen (big), Agile (thin), and Serges (short).
* ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' features five characters at the start of the game, as opposed to the usual three. In addition to the male and female player choices, you have [[http://www.cubed3.com/media/2013/June/newpokes2.jpg Tierno (Big), Trevor (Short) and Shauna (Thin)]].
* The main non-opponent characters in ''VideoGame/PunchOut'' for Wii: Little Mac (short), Doc Louis (big), and the Referee (thin).
* Feedback (short), Goggles (thin) and Lugnut (big) from ''VideoGame/{{Toonstruck}}''.
* Jugger, Kindle, and Koal, the TerribleTrio from ''VideoGame/AdvanceWars: Dual Strike''.
** And their predecessors from ''Black Hole Rising'': the muscular Flak, the slender Adder, and the shrimpy Lash.
** The first three Blue Moon [=COs=] count as well, with Olaf being fat, Grit being skinny, and Colin being small (though as with Lash and possibly Koal he's quite a bit younger than the other two).
* In ''[[VideoGame/BanjoKazooie Banjo-Tooie]]'', Gruntilda joins with her FatAndSkinny sisters (though Blobbelda is the "short" once Gruntilda joins) to form this sort of trio. The personalities aren't a good match, though: Gruntilda, the "big", is the leader of the trio, and definitely not good-natured.
* Solt, Peppor, and Ketchop in ''VideoGame/ChronoCross''.
* In ''VideoGame/TheSubspaceEmissary'' of ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosBrawl'', the trio that goes to save the trophificated heroes consists of King Dedede (big), Luigi (thin), and Ness (short).
* The Tyrants from ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'' have this dynamic. Barrett is big, bulky (though by no means fat) and a little bit dim, Federova is even taller than Barrett, slender and completely emotionless, and Namir, the shortest of them all, is also the brains of the operation.
* In the ''VideoGame/ToyStory2'' LicensedGame, the final level, "Prospector Showdown" features a battle against the TerribleTrio of Blacksmith (Big), Gunslinger (Thin), and Stinky Pete (Short), all three of whom were fought individually as mini-bosses in previous levels.

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* ''[[WebAnimation/ShutUpCartoons Smosh Babies]]'' has the TerribleTrio of three-year-old playground bullies, consisting of Lenny (Big), Melvin (Thin), and Bruce (Short).

* ''Webcomic/MenageA3'' has its central characters; [=DiDi=] is big, Gary is thin, and Zii is short. They're not much of a team, but thie visuals work fine.
* Problem Sleuth, Ace Dick and Pickle Inspector, from ''Webcomic/ProblemSleuth''.
* Batu, Prill, and Nyneve from ''Webcomic/{{Witchy}}''.

[[folder:Web Orignal]]
* ''WebVideo/SuperMarioLogan'':
** Jeffy (Big), Rosalina (Thin), and Mario (Short).
** Bowser (Big), Chef Pee Pee (Thin), and Bowser Junior (Short).

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/OggyAndTheCockroaches'' has the three eponymous characters forming such trio.
* Chris (big), Elise (thin) and Dan (short) from ''WesternAnimation/DanVs''
* [=SpongeBob=] (short), Patrick (big) and Squidward (thin) in ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants''
* The main trio in ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'', Courage, Muriel and Eustace (short, big and thin, respectively).
* Chow, Finn and Ratso in ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'' (short, thin and big respectively).
* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'', in that order.
* The Trio from ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}''. Broadway is the good-natured fat guy. Brooklyn is lean muscle, but one less charitable gargoyle described him as "scrawny". Lexington is short, though maybe more prissy than grumpy.
* Jimbo (skinny), Dolph (short), and Kearney (large) from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. Often they will be joined by Nelson Muntz, who is a little fat but not short, and not tall either, so he's kind of unclassifiable.
** The three characters introduced in the episode "Principal Charming": Hans Moleman (short), Squeaky-Voiced Jeremy (thin), and Groundskeeper Willie (muscular).
* The three guards of Agrabah who show up most often in ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries''. There are more guards, but the three main guards are Razoul (big), Hakim (skinny) and Fazal (short and fat).
* Taurus Bulba's goons Hammerhead (big), Hoof (thin) and Mouth (short) in the first two episodes of ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'':
** Don Karnage's three henchmen Mad Dog (thin), Dumptruck (big) and Gibber (short).
** On the heroic end of the scale, there is the main trio of Higher for Hire, consisting of Baloo (Big), Rebecca Cunningham (Thin), and Kit Cloudkicker (Short).
* Soviet Ukrainian animated series ''Cossacks'' feature three badass cossacks - one short, one tall and thin, and one really tough.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheCattanoogaCats'' has Groove (Big), Scoots (Short) and Country (Thin).
* The Sun Riders, from ''WesternAnimation/SuperRobotMonkeyTeamHyperforceGo'' The big, muscular one is Super Quasar, the thin, curvy one is Aurora Six, and the short, {{adorkable}} one is Johnny Sunspot.
* ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' has Heffer (big), Filburt (thin, without the shell), and Rocko (short).
* The main characters of ''WesternAnimation/TimeSquad''. Tuddrussel is big and muscular, Larry is thin and sleek, and Otto is short (well, he is a little kid).
* Harold, Stinky, and Sid in ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' are the big, thin, and short respectively, being friends who typically hang out together.
* ''WesternAnimation/AaahhRealMonsters'': The three main characters and TrueCompanions are Oblina (thin, smart), Krumm (large, cheerful), and Ickis (short, MoodSwinger).
* ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow:'' Mordecai (thin) and Rigby (short) when they're with either [[FatBastard Muscle Man]] or [[GeniusBruiser Skips]]. Lampshaded when they try to infiltrate an abandoned radio studio; the AI detects them as no threat because Muscle Man is fat, Mordecai is skinny and Rigby is short.
* Avalanche (Thin, Leader), Toad (Short), and Blob (Large) from ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'', tend to get set apart from Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch (who are Magneto's kids). For at least one episode they were the only members of the Brotherhood (Pietro had defected to the Acolytes and Wanda had left to find them). They also have at least three times fought the X-Men just by themselves and did a PowerWalk together in the finale.
* Although they are part of the main group more than anything, Bulkhead, Prowl and Bumblebee from WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated fit this. Bulkhead is wide as he is tall, Prowl is the most slender of the cast and Bumblebee is the shortest of the team and [[BerserkButton incredibly sensitive about his height]].
* Shakey (short), Salty (thin) and Mooch (big) from ''WesternAnimation/AlphaAndOmega'' are a heroic comic relief version of the trope.
* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'': The shorts involving [[Literature/{{Goldilocks}} The Three Bears]] feature Junyer (Big), Ma (Thin), and Pa (Short).
* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'':
** Nasty (Big), Slim (Thin) and Lardo (Short), Concord Condor's older brothers from the "Concord the Kindly Condor" segment of "[[Recap/TinyToonAdventuresS3E8ToonsFromTheCrypt Toons From the Crypt]]". All three of them are much bigger than Concord in comparison.
** ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventuresHowISpentMyVacation'' features [[AbhorrentAdmirer the Boo Sisters]], a trio of man-hungry alligator girls who mistake Buster for a gentleman caller: Big Boo (Big), Sissy Boo (Thin), and Li'l Boo (Short).
* ''WesternAnimation/CatDog'' has the Greasers: Cliff (Big), Lube (Thin) and Shriek (Short).
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': Garnet (Big), Pearl (Thin) and Amethyst (Short).
** Ditto with the first three Homeworld gems we meet; Jasper (Big), Lapis Lazuli (thin) and Peridot (short) when she loses her limb enhancements.
** Ditto the three main humans (or half humans): Greg (big), Connie (thin), and Steven (short). Other than Steven, Greg (doofy fun guy) and Connie (smart) also follow character conventions. Though this is all likely to change down the road, as Connie is still just a child and no one knows how Steven's appearance will change as he ages.
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'': Dr. Robotnik (Big), Scratch (Thin) and Grounder (Short).
* ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'': [[BlitheSpirit Jimmy]] (Thin), [[AntiAntiChrist Beezy]] (Big), and [[BadAssAdorable Heloise]] (Short)
* ''WesternAnimation/StoneQuackers'': Whit (Thin), Clay (Short), and Barf (Big).
* ''WesternAnimation/TheProudFamily'' has the Gross Sisters: Olei (big), Nubia (thin), and Gina (short).
* ''WesternAnimation/LeagueOfSuperEvil'': [[TheNapoleon Voltar]] is the short, [[LeanAndMean Doktor Frogg]] is the thin, and [[GentleGiant Red Menace]] is the big.
* ''WesternAnimation/LosTrotaMusicos'': Chef is the tall leader of the gang. Bestia is the obese thug and Tapon is the small one.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheDreamstone'': Sergeant Blob (Big), Frizz (Short) and Nug (Thin) of the Urpneys.
* ''WesternAnimation/PBAndJOtter'': Peanut (Big), Baby Butter (Short), and Jelly. (Thin)
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'': The three original HIVE students the team faces - Mammoth (Big), Jinx (Thin) and Gizmo (Short).
* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama''
** The final male contestants from the Killer Bass were DJ (big), Geoff (thin) and Duncan (short).
** Team Chris' good guys consisted of Owen (big), Tyler (thin) and Noah (short).
** Initially, the male contestants on the Heroic Hamsters in the ''All-Star'' season were Sam (big), Mike (thin) and Cameron (short).
** The male contestants on Team Kinosewak in ''Pahkitew Island'' had Rodney (big), Topher (thin) and Max (short).
* ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender'' has Hunk (big), Lance (thin), and Pidge (short). Hunk is the [[GentleGiant good-hearted]] [[TheBigGuy big guy]], Pidge is [[ShorterMeansSmarter the smart one]], and they were in the same training group together at the Galaxy Garrison.
* In ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales2017'', the three main Beagle Boys (a.k.a. The Original Classics) are Bouncer (big), Burger (thin) and Bigtime (short).
** Episode 4, "The Beagle Birthday Massacre", shows that this theme is actually consistent throughout the Beagle Boy cliques, though some play around with it -- for example, the Tumblebums, a MonsterClown clique, have the Short use stilts and arm extensions to tower above the rest of his brothers.
* In the ''ComicStrip/USAcres'' segments of ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'', Orson Pig’s older brothers feature Gort (Big), Wart (Thin), and Mort (Short), but all three of them are much bigger than Orson by comparison.
* The Jelly Trio in ''WesternAnimation/CampLazlo'' - Lazlo (thin), Raj (big) and Clam (short).
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' gives us the [[HarmlessVillain Not-so-]]TerribleTrio of The Amoeba Boys, consisting of Bossman (Big), Slim (Thin), and Junior (Short).

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* British sketch troupe (and host/team captains of ''Podcast/PappysFlatshareSlamdown'') Pappy's: Tom (Big), Ben (Thin), and Matthew (Short).
* Hosts of American comedy podcast ''Podcast/TheFlophouse'' Stuart (Big), Dan (Thin), and Elliott (Short).