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[[caption-width-right:300: He got that way with lots of love.]]

->'''[=YoshiFan300=]:''' [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Yoshi]] + Giant hacks = Cute Franchise/{{Godzilla}}\\
'''theyoshifanboy:''' So True [[{{Emoticon}} :)]] Though in my opinion, the bigger they are, the cuter they are [[{{Emoticon}} :3]]
-->-- The comments to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcF9gRAHiys this]] Website/YouTube video.

Cuteness is often [[FunSize associated with smallness]], but sometimes characters or creatures can look cute despite, or even partly because of, how big they are. This is the essence of the [[TitleDrop cute giant]].

Of course, cuteness is not so much about size as about various physical traits that are hard to pin down. Nevertheless, the association of cuteness with a giant does end up seeming contradictory.

Compare/Contrast with GentleGiant, but remember, some giants can be [[CuteIsEvil cute but not gentle]], or [[TheGrotesque gentle but not cute]].

See also CanisMajor and MegaNeko, examples of which tend to double as this for [[PreciousPuppies obvious]] [[CuteKitten reasons]].

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!! Examples:

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[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* An episode of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' had a kitten come into contact with one of the Jewel Seeds, which granted its wish of wanting to grow up... and grow it did, becoming as tall as the trees. Despite being giant, it still acted like a kitten, not aggressive at all. Provided the page image for MegaNeko.
* Mana Emiya from ''Manga/SuperDreadnoughtGirl4946''.
* [[MyNeighborTotoro Totoro]] and the Catbus.
* Princess Shirahoshi from ''Manga/OnePiece''.
** Also, a couple of the [[spoiler:giant kids]] during the Punk Hazard arc.
* Kyaa from ''PleaseSaveMyEarth''.
* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'': We have [[NationsAsPeople Russia]] [[AnthropomorphicPersonification personified]] as a [[HuskyRusskie buff and strong 6-foot-tall man]], who is also [[{{Moe}} quite baby-faced]] and has the [[ManChild mentality of a child]]. [[PsychopathicManchild A very cruel, manipulative, creepy child]]...[[CreepyCute but still adorable]].
* Diane, the Serpent's Sin of Envy from ''Manga/NanatsuNoTaizai'', a giant who has the appearance of a beautiful teenaged girl.

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[[folder: Film ]]

* ''[[Film/HoneyIShrunkTheKids Honey, I Blew Up the Kid]]'' is all about this; a toddler is made taller than many buildings due to a mistake with a device.
* Ginormica and [[UglyCute Insectosaurus]] from ''MonstersVsAliens''.
* Hagrid's brother Grawp in ''Film/HarryPotter'' acts like a child and is much friendlier than he appears.
* TheIronGiant.
* [[http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff435/Soundpulse/sglittlegodzilla1.jpg Little Godzilla]], from the ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' films.
* ''WesternAnimation/PussInBoots'' has the Golden Goose's mother, who is bigger than most buildings in town, yet is essentially a giant goose.
* ''TheRescuersDownUnder'' has Marahute the giant eagle. Also, to mice, humans are giants, so naturally human children will qualify as cute giants from the perspective of the mice as well.

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[[folder: Literature ]]

* In ''More Minds'' by Carol Matas, the heroes realize that the underpinnings of their fantasy realm are coming undone when they encounter a vaguely familiar, strangely cute, towering giant--and then suddenly realize that he's an ''elf'' who has spontaneously become big instead of little.

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* The ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' series often invokes this with giant versions of small characters.
** [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/cutesy01_6278.jpg Yoshi]] in ''Brawl'' was a memorable case of this.
** Via a glitch, it is possible to get Jigglypuff to be absolutely huge in ''Brawl''.
* DoshinTheGiant, though his game never made it to North America, did have a trophy in ''SuperSmashBrosMelee''.
* Several Franchise/{{Pokemon}} can fall under this. [[GentleGiant Snorlax]] in particular looks like a big cuddly bear-cat thing.
* Suika Ibuki of the ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' series is normally pretty small and adorable, but has the ability to change her size at will. She's still adorable when she's huge, but you're probably not thinking such as you're trying to avoid getting squashed by her!

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[[folder: Web Comics ]]

* [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20091201.html Djali ("Jolly") the Giantess]] in ''TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob''
* Ruby from RubyNation , [[BewareTheNiceOnes unless provoked]]

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* ''CliffordTheBigRedDog'' more or less relies on this.
* Played for laughs on ''{{Futurama}}''. The episode ''Mother's Day'' reveals that Farnsworth and [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Mom]] used to be in a relationship...until she tried to make his latest toy, Cutey [=McWhiskers=], 18 feet tall with lasers, causing him to angrily proclaim, "Eighteen-foot-tall things aren't cute; [[CrowningMomentOfFunny that's why my Colossal Tammy Tinkle doll was such a flop!]] You don't understand me!" and break up. Later they reconcile, Farnsworth admits they're still cute at 18 feet tall [[spoiler:then Mom reveals that there's an even taller model and he gets angry again...[[SlapSlapKiss at first]]]].
* BabyHuey is giant compared to his peer group.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': Has Appa, elephant koi, and badger moles
** SequelSeries ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' has Naga the polar bear dog.

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[[folder: Real Life ]]

* A lot of the float balloons in the Macy's holiday parades.
* Many animals in real life:
** Bears. Why else would they be so commonly [[BearyFunny portrayed as]] [[BearyFriendly endearing]] and have the most popular form of plush toy based on them? Of course, this is easily {{subverted|Trope}} [[BearsAreBadNews from time to time]].
** [[BigFriendlyDog Some breeds of domestic dog]]. (St. Bernards, for example, are rather large while still remaining endearing.)
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDW2ZYbZTHY This]] rabbit.
** [[TurtlePower Giant Tortoises.]] [[http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DdckqUnOGwY Just look at this tortoise having his neck scratched!]] Heck, even sea turtles are some of the gentlest animals you can come across in real life.
** Whales. [[http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/03/090304-newborn-baby-blue-whale-missions.html Baby blue whales!]]
** Horses. They generally weigh around 1,200 pounds, but they're so cute!

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