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->''A lumbering hulk aside a delicate flower,\\
A gentle leviathan of terrible power.''
-->-- '''Music/MiracleOfSound''', ''[[Franchise/{{Bioshock}} Little Sister]]''

Some writers like pairing up characters of opposite sex and opposite ends of the size spectrum. The height difference goes well beyond OneHeadTaller, and the tall one is often several times wider to boot.

Averted more often than not in {{film}} and LiveActionTV, where [[ScullyBox props and camera angles]] are employed to equalize the heights of the leading man and lady, to make filming easier (otherwise, getting them in the same shot would be a pain in the arse). Even when the actors themselves represent this trope, if it appears on screen you can be sure there was an intentional choice to invoke it.

Usually, it's the man who's bigger. This is an exaggeration with some basis in truth: the median height for males is [[OneHeadTaller slightly higher]] than that for females, and many people choose opposite-sex mates with the "traditional" comparative height. Physical attraction aside, the idea of a big hulking giant showing his soft side for his little lady is popular with many viewers.

This isn't always sexual though; often the girl is a MoralityPet who hangs out with the guy to show he isn't just a brute. Or it could just be an IntergenerationalFriendship. Also, frequently the Huge Guy is the Tiny Girl's relative, usually her father or brother (which provides an interesting dynamic when she's [[BigLittleBrother the older one]]).

Note well: [[ActionDuo In an action series]], the guy may ''look'' big enough to break his girl like a toothpick, but she's likely to be [[WaifFu just as deadly as her man]].

Before adding examples, remember that both the man must be above average height and the woman must be below it. If it's only one or the other (usually a very short woman paired with an average-sized man), that would be OneHeadTaller. May overlap with BeastAndBeauty or UglyGuyHotWife. See also HotSkittyOnWailordAction, nudge nudge wink wink. Can edge into {{squick}} territory in some of the more extreme examples. Compare BigGuyLittleGuy.

The inversion of this, which is rather more common in fiction than in real life, is TinyGuyHugeGirl.

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* From ''Manga/{{Yotsuba}}''; Jumbo and the title character, Jumbo and Ena, Jumbo and Miura, and Jumbo and Fuuka is also applicable.
* Narumi and Shirogane of ''KarakuriCircus''; while Shirogane is pretty average, Narumi is an enormous kempoist.
* Van and Wendy in ''GunXSword''. Van and Priscilla also count.
* ''Anime/KillLaKill'' has [[NoIndoorVoice Ira Gamagoori]] and [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Mako Makanshou]]. Mako is about the size of an average girl her age, while Gamagoori's size [[YourSizeMayVary varies depending on the scene]] (though at his smallest he's easily 7 feet tall). The two are on pretty good terms with each other despite being on opposing sides for most of the series. It dips into ShipTease later on when Gamagoori constantly risks his life to protect her. [[spoiler: The epilogue of the series even gave the possibility of him asking her out.]]
* Shante and Goru of ''LightNovel/ChromeShelledRegios'', sort of the BetaCouple of the show.
* Benta and Obu from OsamuTezuka's ''{{Phoenix}}''.
* Isaku and Doa in ''Manga/BladeOfTheImmortal''. Also, to a less extreme degree, Manji and Rin.
* ''{{Blame}}'': [[spoiler:Cibo and Killy, after Cibo's body is destroyed and she ends up occupying a new, much smaller one]].
* Yaoi example: Kanou and Ayase from ''OkaneGaNai''. Played with [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/okane_ga_nai/v06/c003/10.html here]]
* In ''Manga/EatMan'', protagonists Bolt's average GirlOfTheWeek's head hovers somewhere around his chest, and only has a third of his shoulder width. With his BadassLongcoat on, you'd probably never notice most of them if they're standing behind him.
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'':
** Izumi Curtis and her husband Sieg. Izumi is a normal-sized woman. Sieg is easily in the running for "largest person in the show". Interestingly enough, while Sieg Curtis is as strong as an ox, his comparatively small wife is [[RetiredBadass considerably more dangerous]].
** [[AntiHero Scar]] and [[CuteBruiser Mei]]. Scar is a grown madn who is like an AloofBigBrother while Mei is a tiny child.
** Of the more shippy variant is [[GentleGiant Al]] and Mei, due to Al's current bound-to-a-frickin-huge-suit-of-armor form. And -- before the inevitable comments -- Al is only 14 and not that much older than Mei, and he's also never ''technically'' been through puberty since he spent his teenhood so far outside of his physical body and in a suit of armor. [[spoiler: After the series, they both growth spurts and the difference between them is minimal. Also, [[MaybeEverAfter they may or may not have hooked up.]]]]
* Non-romantic (And perhaps all-too literal) example: Zest and Agito in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''. Zest and Lutecia, as well, but they don't hang out together as much. This may be a ShoutOut to Zanger Zonvolt and Irui from ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'', as there are quite a few other references in the ''Nanoha'' series.
* Alice in ''PumpkinScissors'' isn't exactly tiny, but she looks it compared to Randal, who's estimated at seven feet tall.
* Mikuru and Itsuki might be taken as this in the SOS film made by LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya.
* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'': Toguro and Genkai, before they became enemies.
* Matia and Managa, the police officers, in ''ShinkyokuSoukaiPolyphonica''.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Kenpachi (202 cm 6'7.5") is perhaps the most masculine character in the series, being a very strong and physically imposing man who is ridiculously obsessed with the [[BloodKnight adrenaline rush]] of battle. Meanwhile, his constant companion Yachiru (109 cm 3'7") is a [[KillerRabbit (seemingly) sweet little girl]]. As lieutenant of the combat-renowned 11th Division, she's more than earned the right to be second-in-command, but the reason she can ride around on Kenpachi's back is because she's so very tiny compared to his great size.
* Lord Genome from ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' and... any member of his harem.
* Yukio and Ginji aka "Jumbo" from ''Manga/BlackLagoon''.
* Shiryuu Kusanagi and Yuzuriha Nekoi in ''Manga/{{X1999}}''. Non-romantic example: Fuuma Monou and his IllGirl of a younger sister, Kotori.
* ''[[Anime/ArmitageIII Armitage III]]'': Armitage is already short to begin with (5' ft) but, when standing next to her partner, Ross Syllibus (who's 6'3'' of solid muscle), she looks like a child. Which isn't helped by the fact that she looks no older than 13-14 years old, [[OlderThanTheyLook despite being an adult.]]
* In ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'', [[BadassNormal naturally badass Guts]] towers high over his lover Casca. Yet, she is not afraid to scold him or even slap him hard across the face when needed, at least before the Eclipse.
* Kazuya Kujo (174 cm 5'8.5) and Victorique de Blois (152.4 cm 5'0) from ''LightNovel/{{Gosick}}''
** Their voice actors/actresses make an even better example. Takuya Eguchi (188cm 6' 2) and Creator/AoiYuuki (145cm 4' 9)
* Riful and Dauf in ''{{Claymore}}'', he being a large, mostly unintelligent brute and she being a tiny girl, most noticeable when he's in his Awakened form and she's perched in human form on his shoulder. They also have a pastime of [[ToThePain torturing people]] to make them [[BodyHorror Awaken]].
** This is [[TinyGuyHugeGirl inverted]] when Riful bothers to take ''her'' Awakened Form.
** Raki and Priscilla.
* In ''{{Hiyokoi}}'', the main character, Nishiyama Hiyori is only 140 centimeters (4'7 ft.), while her love interest, Hirose Yuushin, is 190 centimeters (6'2 ft.)
* ''HoushinEngi'' has [[http://www.onemanga.com/Houshin_Engi/29/06/ Kou Hikou and his wife Kashi]].
* ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'': Hikaru only comes up to Lantis's waist, but then Creator/{{CLAMP}} has always been a bit silly about proportions.
** There's also [[GentleGiant Lafarga]] and his girlfriend [[CoolBigSis Caldina]](though in the anime this got downgraded to OneHeadTaller). [[spoiler: And Zagato and Princess Emeraude]]...
*** Absurdly tall and thickly built (yet still Bishonen?) male characters seem to be fairly common in works by CLAMP overall. You could probably fill a quarter of this page with examples.
* ''Anime/{{Paprika}}'': Dr. Chiba and Tokita.
* An anime-specific way to invoke this trope is to put the guy inside a HumongousMecha and let the girl just... follow it around. Bonus points if she is [[SmallGirlBigGun armed with a gun twice her size]].
** Yoko and first Kamina's, then Simon's Gurren-Lagann in ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''. She even comes complete with a [[{{BFG}} Railgun]].
** Emperor Dornkirk invokes an image of Van's [[VisionOfEscaflowne Escaflowne]] being guided by Hitomi's prophetic abilities to take over the world in one of his visions. This doesn't happen so explicitly but that's what happens throughout the series.
*** And for a straight up example instead of the GiantRobot variant, we have Hitomi (160 cm, or approximately 5'3") and Allen (185 cm, or about 6'1")
** Similarly, Hayase and Hikaru get to pull this off near the end of ''SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', which Hikaru piloting (obviously).
** Various ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' entries did this a lot more than once. I.e: Kamille, his Gundam and Kamille's partner Fa in ''[[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta Gundam]]''.
** [[TransformersArmada Try]] a small girl and a [[DracoInLeatherPants emo]] [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots sentient]] HumongousMecha. The mecha is ''[[spoiler: Starscream]]'', for crying out loud.
** ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'' has one instance when Sousuke was piloting the Arbalest while carrying Kaname in one hand and Kurz in the other. She was rather enjoying herself until he suddenly threw her into the air to free up one arm for attacking then catch her on the way down. Needless to say, she didn't appreciate it.
* While Deunan in ''{{Appleseed}}'' is actually rather tall compared to most women and quite strong, Briareos can only be described as huge. Next to him Deunan does look rather tiny. They also venture into the BeastAndBeauty territory thanks to Briareos being a [[HollywoodCyborg full-body cyborg]].
** In the second movie, this seems to be less overt and seems a little closer to the OneHeadTaller region. He's still significantly buffer than Deunan, so it probably still counts.
* Marcus and ''MissionControl'' Anya are implied to have this festering. Though like in the Resident Evil example, it has more to do with bulk than height.
* ''OldBoy'': At least in the manga version, protagonist Shinichi Goto and his girlfriend Eri. He's significantly taller and more heavily built. Her habit of hanging onto his side emphasizes the [[http://view.thespectrum.net/series/oldboy-volume-01.html?ch=Volume+01&page=57 size difference]].
* Konata's parents in ''LuckyStar'', since her mother Kanata was [[OlderThanTheyLook Older Than She Looked]] by a wide margin, and her dad Soujirou is kind of a {{Lolicon}}.
** [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship Minami and Yutaka]]: 163cm vs [[OlderThanTheyLook 138cm]].
* Non-romantic: Chichi and her father, the aptly named "Ox King", from ''Manga/DragonBall''. To a lesser extent, her son and his wife: Videl just barely reaches Gohan's chest.
** Most likely the Ox King and his wife as well since there's no way someone like Chichi could had been conceived if her mother wasn't her size.
* Bluebeard and Josephine in ''Anime/GrimmsFairyTaleClassics''. Josephine only reaches Bluebeard's shoulders. Apparent to a lesser extent with Maria and the beast in the "Beauty and the Beast" episode. Even in his human form, the beast is considerably taller than Maria.
* Lum's parents in ''Manga/UruseiYatsura''.
* In ''Anime/{{Trigun}}'', [[BadAssLongcoat Vash]] is almost a foot taller than [[{{Tsundere}} Meryl]] and has to really bow down when he wants to hug her, especially in the manga.
* Non-romantic (?) example: Beyond the Grave and Mika, from ''{{Gungrave}}''.
-->'''Grave:''' [[MoralityPet This girl]]... to protect this girl... That is what Millenion means to me. It is my way of life.
* Michel Blanc and Kuran Kuran (often a full-sized Zentraedi) from ''MacrossFrontier''. That is, if Kuran isn't Micloned. If she does, the trope is played straight instead, as she looks [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld much]] [[{{Lolicon}} smaller and younger]] than her real age.
** Arguably, Max and Myria Jenius from [[SuperDimensionFortressMacross the first series]], although they only encountered each other in her original size [[DefectingForLove once]]... [[RuleThirtyFour that we know of...]]
* An example with two males: Jin Akutsu and Taichi Dan from ''ThePrinceOfTennis''. There's also Miyuki Chitose and either her older brother Senri or [[BigBrotherMentor "thief-bro" Tezuka]], as well as Munehiro Kabaji and his (unnamed) older sister...
* ''ChronoCrusade'': Rosette and Chrono don't look like this at first, and might even look like an [[TinyGuyHugeGirl inversion]], but the cute little boy thing is just his SleepModeSize -- In his real form, Chrono completely towers over the girl.
* In ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'', GenkiGirl Misao Makimachi is much smaller than TheStoic Aoshi Shinomori.
* After the 18" (46cm) tall [[OldMaster Cologne]] and the [[TokenMiniMoe ten-year-old]] Hinako, girl Ranma from ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' is the smallest female in the cast, and "[[GenderBender she]]" is often pursued by Tatewaki Kunō, the tallest male (tall even by Western standards).
* Manga/InuYasha's older half-brother [[NobleDemon Sesshomaru]] sort of acquired (or adopted) [[MoralityPet Rin]], an eight-year-old girl. Sesshomaru's humanoid form looks nineteen. (His true form is... [[{{Kaiju}} much larger]].)
** Inu-Yasha's mother and father. He visits his father's grave and enters his father's remains and has room in his chest to both move around and fight his brother. We see his mother in a flashback and she was a normal-sized human lady.
* In ''IkkiTousen'' we have GentleGiant Kanshou and CuteBruiser Chouhi (which can go either platonic or romantic). Also, TheVamp Kaku and her GeniusBruiser lover Kakuka (he seems to be the only one of Kaku's boyfriends whom she cared for, [[spoiler: as seen in his death scene in ''Dragon Destiny'']]). In a purely platonic sense, the ''other'' GentleGiant Gakushuu and either {{Idiot Hero}}ine Hakufu or {{Tsundere}} Ryoumou.
* ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'' has some variations.
** Sweden and Finland are both men, with Sweden being much taller (''at least'' by 4.7" (12 cm), according to Finland in one strip).
** Germany and North Italy, with the latter having difficulty even ''hugging'' the former.
** The most blatant example is England and America. Both {{fanon}} dōjinshi ''and'' canon (in the strips) ''greatly'' exaggerate their already existing height difference; technically, America is just .75" (2 cm) taller, but England is drawn much shorter than he truly is (he and France are around the same height, according to the charts, but France is drawn taller). This is ''sort'' of {{justified|Trope}} when one thinks about just how much bigger the US is than the UK...
*** The fanart for America and England is absurd. America looks about eight inches taller than England. To think England is the 'big brother'.
** We also have [[PsychopathicManchild Russia]] and [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld China]]. See [[http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b369/miscel/Hetalia/10701801_m.jpg this]] [[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v469/kafka000/russiaXchina%20collection/16ad4f47637db5286b63e58f.jpg and]] [[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v469/kafka000/russiaXchina%20collection/aec395c8e4e2cb377f3e6fe9.jpg this.]]
*** Russia is also implied to have feelings for Japan, who's even ''shorter''.
*** Russia's sister [[BrotherSisterIncest and]] {{stalker| with a crush}} [[{{Yandere}} Belarus]] is at least 20 cm shorter. She's also svelte while he's a HuskyRusskie.
** South Korea, as the tallest of the Asians (apparently tall enough to stand eye-to-eye with ''America''), has these dynamics with almost everyone in the group. [[http://imageftw.com/uploads/20111123/16623816_m.jpg China]] [[http://imageftw.com/uploads/20111123/14073302_m.jpg is the]] [[http://imageftw.com/uploads/20111123/13603067_m.jpg biggest]] [[http://imageftw.com/uploads/20111123/12093500_m.jpg example]] but there's also [[http://imageftw.com/uploads/20111123/21067269_m.jpg Taiwan]] and [[http://imageftw.com/uploads/20111123/8374501_m.jpg Hong Kong]] (sometimes).
** There's also [[TheOjou Monaco]], who is shorter than one of the younger characters, [[ProperLady Liechtenstein]]. In strips with [[BigBrotherMentor France]] or [[LatinLover Serborga]], she barely comes up to their chests, despite the fact that they're both of rather average height.
* Ryuuji, the hero of ''LightNovel/{{Toradora}}'', is about average-sized; it's [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend the heroine]] Taiga that's short. Played up for laughs in the first chapters of the manga, but eventually moves on to the OneHeadTaller range. She also puts the Tsun in {{Tsundere}} -- the school is terrified of her, and calls her "The Palmtop Tiger".
* Ditto with Oka and her boyfriend from ''MysteriousGirlfriendX''.
* [[LightNovel/{{Slayers}} Lina Inverse and Gourry Gabriev]], at 5' (153 cm) and 6'3" (190 cm). There's official art of her sitting on his [[ShouldersOfDoom shoulder]] like a parrot.
** Also, while Zelgadis is very slender and only about 5'7" (170 cm), he looks much taller when paired with 4'9" (145 cm) Amelia.
*** Amelia grows a bit through the seasons, though, which makes sense when you consider her family [[spoiler: particularly her sister]].
* The main couple of ''MidoriDays'' would have counted even ''before'' she became his right hand.
* Mamoru and Haruka from ''UntilDeathDoUsPart''. She's like only up to his stomach. Or course she's still a kid.
* Chiaki and Makoto in ''TheGirlWhoLeaptThroughTime'' -she barely goes up to his shoulders.
* Koushi Inuzuka of ''SumomomoMomomo'' is normal sized, but Momoko herself is tiny enough to compensate.
* If one reads the manga version of ''VideoGame/StarOceanTheSecondStory'', they might get this impression of Ashton and Precis, as in some pages, [[http://www.mangafox.com/page/manga/read/2450/star_ocean_the_second_story/chapter.47742/page.11/ Ashton appears to be twice Precis's height]]. In actuality, it's not QUITE a huge difference. According to official records, Ashton is 5'10" (180 cm), while Precis is about 5'1" (155 cm), meaning there's only a 16% difference in height (that still makes Precis fit the tiny girl part of the equation, so they might still be considered as qualified for this trope).
** Precis looks SO young that Ashton was earlier accused of being a {{Lolicon}} when he expressed an interest in her. She later states that she's 16 (Ashton is 20), so depending on your stance on the legal age limit, he might actually be one.
* ''FushigiYuugi'' also has an example. Yui Hongou and her chief Seiryuu Seishi-slash-confidante, Nakago, are at least ten inches apart.
** So are Miaka and Tamahome, but it's not as obvious.
** In a non-romantic subversion ([[spoiler:not that the first example was romantic anyway]]), Miaka is only three or four inches taller than Chiriko, but he's only shown to be up to her waist.
* Ageha and Tsutomu in ''ToshiueNoHito''
* Sakura's parents in ''CodeBreaker''. Dad is a normal/tallish katana-wielding retired badass [[IllGirl ill guy]], mom is a tiny MoeBlob who loves costumes. [[spoiler: Oh, and Sakura's adopted, so who knows if they're actually married.]]
* Sojiro and Tarlotte in ''ShatteredAngels''.
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'': Li Xingke (24) and Empress Tianzi (13). This was a romantic relationship, at least for Tianzi. She was even about to be married to Prince Odysseus who looks to at least be in his thirties until Zero stopped the marriage ceremony.
** How about Kaguya (14)[[note]][[OlderThanTheyLook And could easily pass for 10]][[/note]] who engaged herself to Lelouch (17)?
* Yuty and Karkinos in ''HeroicAge''.
* Koganei Hana, a girl who looks no older than five, and Edile the Glutton, a Karakuri Douji the size of a building, in ''{{Ultimo}}''.
* Jet and his (former) love interest Alisa, in ''Anime/CowboyBebop''.
* ''Anime/TsukuyomiMoonPhase'' has a few examples: Balgus (Vargus) and Arte are one. The little twins Hikaru and Kouru are engaged to Kouhei and Seiji.
* When Ooshima is shown standing face to face (or... stomach to face...) with his girlfriend Misaki in the ''Manga/{{Emerging}}'' manga, it is clear to the reader that he is almost exactly twice her height.
* ''{{Basquash}}'' has Sela and Navi. While Sela is normal sized, Navi is a literal Giant who's as big as the Bigfoot mecha.
* Non-Romantic example: ''{{Hellsing}}'''s Alucard is far taller than Seras Victoria.
** Romantic example with Pip and Seras at least in the OAV, where he (and the other wild Geese mercs) is drawn significantly taller than Seras.
* Another non-romantic example in ''GaoGaiGar'': Mamoru is a short 9-year-old who barely comes up to Gai's waist (and that's because of his hair). See also Volfogg, a TransformingMecha who protects Mamoru as one of his primary duties, and Mike Sounders the 13th, who is probably the closest to Mamoru after Gai.
* Sunako's parents in ''YamatoNadeshikoShichihenge''.
* From the picture of them that we see, Joey Jones' parents in ''{{Heroman}}'', it's kinda like looking at Heroman and Joey side-by-side. And [[DudeLooksLikeALady if you think it applies]], this also goes for Heroman and Joey.
* ''Manga/DanceInTheVampireBund'' presents Akira Kaburagi, a taller-than-average 17 year old high school senior, and Mina Tepes, who [[OlderThanTheyLook looks like she belongs in the sixth grade]] (at best) and is about chest high to him.
* ''{{Eyeshield 21}}'' takes this with Komusubi's parents.
* ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'' has a platonic example: In later novels, Shizuo [[IntergenerationalFriendship winds up befriending a 10-year-old]] [[MafiaPrincess Yakuza Princess]] named Akane. Given a charitable estimate, Akane probably grazes four feet (122 cm). In contrast, Shizuo is 6'1" (185 cm). Side-by-side, [[http://i726.photobucket.com/albums/ww262/CapZiggy/05_006-008.jpg she reaches only up to his waist]].
* S.S. Astro has a platonic example where a small girl and a rather large colleague are participating in a three-legged race at the sports festival. It's not really a fair race when the guy can simply pick up the girl and run off with her.
-->Izumi: Umm... do you think we should switch them with someone else? It looks like he's kidnapping her...
-->Yuko: Personally, I love the combination.
* Another non-romantic example can be found in ''SoltyRei''. Roy Revant is 197 cm (about 6'7") and muscular, while his adoptive daughter Solty is 153 cm (about 5'1") and slender.
* Naomi Armitage and Ross Syllabus in the ''[[Anime/ArmitageIII Armitage]]'' Movies.
* ''KoiKaze'''s Koshiro and Nanoka.
* Waaaay late into ''TokyoCrazyParadise'', [[spoiler: Asago]] and [[spoiler: Munakata]] are this.
* Zaitsu Misao and Arihara Ayumi of ''HatsukoiLimited''. Ironically, though he's three times larger than her, Ayumi can still knock Misao out with just one high kick.
* Yamato from ''KarakuridoujiUltimo'' absolutely towers over his love interest Sayama, despite her still being a fairly average height. Then again, there's really only [[HugeSchoolGirl Akitsu]], that Yamato doesn't tower over, so he would be an example of this no matter who it was, or what kind of relationship he had.
* ''BrigadoonMarinAndMelan'' gives us Melan Blue, a robot a little taller than (most) human beings, and Marin, a young teenager who seems to be short for her age.
* In ''Manga/OnePiece'' the late Mermaid Queen was a human-sized mermaid who was incredibly fragile. Her husband King Neptune is a giant merman. [[spoiler:Their daughter the Mermaid Princess Shirahoshi takes after her mother in looks but takes after her father in size]]. The fact that [[spoiler:the Mermaid Queen was able to survive giving birth to a giant]] isn't the weirdest thing in ''One Piece'' says all that needs to be said about the series. Mainly that it is awesome.
** As a mermaid, it's possible she might lay eggs. It's never specified.
* Eas/Setsuna and Westar/Hayato of ''Anime/FreshPrettyCure''. The exact nature of their relationship is up for debate, but they do have a strong connection to one another either way.
* An extreme example occurs in ''ChoujinGakuen'', where the male lead, Adam Shinjou, is about six feet tall, and the female lead, Oska L. Duke is... two feet tall. Ironically, Oska is the older of the two, [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld by a wide margin.]] [[BadassAdorable She's also much stronger than he is.]] Observe [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/choujin_gakuen/v01/c001/47.html here]]
* Like many other tropes taken to ridiculous extremes in ''SacredSeven'' with Alma (195cm) and Ruri (144cm).
* ''SlamDunk'': Any important male character (except Miyagi) when paired with any of the few female characters in the show. It's completely justified though since they're all basketball players, so most of them are 6ft or over.
* In the original ''Manga/AstroBoy'' manga's ''World's Greatest Robot'' story arc, the developing relationship between Astro Boy's younger sister Uran and the giant robot Pluto. Uran helped turn Pluto from a {{proud|WarriorRaceGuy}} BloodKnight into someone genuinely trying to find something in life more than just fighting. Too bad it was a KillEmAll story.
* In ''Manga/DailyLivesOfHighSchoolBoys'', Motoharu is OneHeadTaller than his older sister. This, however, does not prevent the latter from [[BigBrotherBully bully]] him once a while.
* The anime canon of ''Anime/{{Persona 4}}'' has Kanji and his interest in [[spoiler: Naoto]]. Yosuke and Narukami are roughly the same height, and the same can be said of Chie, Rise and Yukiko (who are about a head shorter than the first two). Meanwhile Kanji [[NotDrawnToScale tends to be drawn roughly one to one and a half heads taller]] than Narukami and Yosuke, [[spoiler: Naoto]] is about a head to a head and a half shorter than the rest of the female cast... ''while wearing platformed boots.''
* Seen between Gajeel and Levy of ''Manga/FairyTail''. Gajeel stands several feet than taller than Levy and, at one point, single-handedly lifts her off the ground. Levy meanwhile is possibly the shortest member of the guild. (Not counting the Exceed Squad)
* ''Manga/PopcornAvatar'':
** Lisa's parents Daniel and Helen Vayu, though Helen isn't exactly tiny, standing about Lisa's height. Given Daniel's imposing height however, this is the impression one gets of the couple.
** Another straight example is Indra's incarnation Amano and her avatar Kai, with Amano barely reaching Kai's chest.
** Inverted in the case of Lisa and Kurando, where the former stands over the latter by at least half a head.
* ''Manga/BioMeatNectar'' characters [[ActionGirl Kano]][[DeadpanSnarker miya]] and [[StoutStrength Ban]][[BoisterousBruiser ba]] evolve into a [[LikeBrotherAndSister platonic]] [[FireForgedFriends version]] of this by the time they're in highschool.
** By the time [[ShesAllGrownUp They're All Grown Up]] and dangerously close to PlatonicLifePartners, cute highschoolers [[TagalongKid Luna]] and [[YoungerThanTheyLook Kiryuu]] take a romantic, drastic version of this trope.
* The towering, {{Cyborg}} [[HotBlooded Kikuchiyo]] and the pint-sized Komachi from ''Anime/SamuraiSeven''.
* In ''Manga/{{Sachiare}}'', Tomoharu is a normal height, but his wife Sachiko is so short he basically has to pick her up or sit on the floor to kiss her.
* ''[[{{Franchise/Anpanman}} Sorieke! Anpanman]]'' has a few of these. There's Jongara-kun and Bachi-chan, Tahara-kun and Rice-chan, and Hotcakeman and Sryup-chan.
* Nozaki and Sakura are the tallest and shortest members of the cast of ''Manga/GekkanShoujoNozakiKun'', respectively. Specifically, they're ''one foot and a half apart'' in height; [[{{Hunk}} Nozaki]] clocks in at 190cm, nearly impossibly tall for a Japanese, while Sakura is at 145cm, at the low end of Japanese normalcy.
* Takeo and Yamato from ''Manga/OreMonogatari''. He is 2 meters tall and she just barely reaches his chest.
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[[folder:Comics]]
* DCComics:
** {{Superman}} and LoisLane.
** SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker and Harley Quinn - although Joker is sometimes described as only 6' tall he's more often 6'3" or 6'4" and drawn in a particularly lanky fashion, while Harley (a former gymnast) barely comes up to his shoulders.
* MarvelComics:
** [[Comicbook/{{X-Men}} Colossus and Kitty Pryde]] when they're romantically involved.
** Well before these Johnny-come-latelies, the original dimorphic superhero couple: Giant-Man and the Wasp, which got taken over to non-combat situations for awhile when Giant-Man got ''stuck'' at around twelve feet tall, and Wasp was still her usual 5'4".
** [[Comicbook/FantasticFour The Thing and Alicia Masters]]; it doesn't help that Alicia is also blind. This was even joked about in ''Film/FantasticFour: Rise of the Silver Surfer'' when Johnny asks how Ben and Alicia manage a sex life. He then explains that he's only asking out of concern that Alicia might one day be killed in a "rock slide" and runs as Ben comes after him.
*** Considering he weighs over 500 lbs, here's hoping he doesn't roll in his sleep.
**** It's hinted, several times, that the Thing has no... ehm... external organs, because the rock skin is actually an exoskeleton of some sort. Obviously different authors said differently, but the Thing never got a "giant penis" joke, while other "big guys" (like the Hulk), had.
*** Ironically, this was a serious plot device for the Thing in some early issues. He actually tried to resist his desire to become human again, fearing that Alicia would not love him if he was "plain old Ben" (seeing as she had not met him before he became the Thing).
** [[comicbook/AntMan Ant-Man and the Wasp]]. While both are size changers, Wasp often makes herself smaller when fighting, making her her appear much smaller than Pym, who makes himself larger more than she does.
** The Comicbook/IncredibleHulk. Oh, the Hulk, even his AmazonianBeauty cousin SheHulk is only chest height to him. Some artist's renditions of the Hulk are capable, and actually have held love interests clasped between his hands.
*** Part of the problem with the Hulk is that his size is incredibly inconsistent, to the point where it'll vary between panels on the same page. His third wife, Caiera, was a hot amazon with similar proportions to his cousin. Some panels had them standing next to each other with only a few inches difference in height, while others have him absolutely dwarfing her. The Hulk's official height is less than eight feet tall, however some panels will have him pushing fifteen feet for dramatic effect.
**** This is not so much artist variation as an effect of his powers, part of his ability to get stronger as he gets madder is an increase in size, up to a maximum of twelve feet.
**** The size changing thing is a {{handwave}} that may or may not be used DependingOnTheWriter. Most writers have his size remain consistent, though the artwork usually won't reflect this for dramatic purposes. This is why the Hulk won't always just get bigger as he gets angrier, he'll vary in either direction from one panel to another(even if they show the same moment in time or are separated by a matter of seconds).
** Originally, Bruce Banner became the Hulk by saving an irresponsible teenager from being caught in an atomic bomb blast and that said teenager became [[HeterosexualLifePartners hulk's companion]], which would make it [[BigGuyLittleGuy another trope altogether]].
** [[UltimateMarvel Ultimate Hulk]] is worse. He actually does stand somewhere in the neighborhood of twenty feet tall. At one point he had [[http://www.comicvine.com/hulk/29-2267/all-images/108-200123/hulk_s_harem/105-1947284/ a harem of several dozen normal sized women.]]
* In ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'', Chase appears to be at least a foot taller than his girlfriend, Gert.
* Moose and Midge from ''ArchieComics''.
* The Italian underground comic book ''Ranxerox'' is an example: the titular Ranx is a huge robot (one can describe him as a punk Frankenstein's monster) that, because of a malfunction of his electronic brain, loves and follows little Lubna, who is a young, petite, and ''very'' nasty LittleMissBadass.
* ''TheMaxx'' has the semi-platonic versions, with the Maxx and Julie, the Maxx and Sarah, Sarah and [[spoiler: her Maxx]].
* Although Ragamuffin from ''LenoreTheCuteLittleDeadGirl'' is [[SealedEvilInACan trapped in a small doll]] for the most part of the comics, when he is turned into his old vampire self the [[OneHeadTaller difference in height]] between him and Lenore is really noticeable. While they're not a romantic couple, [[IntergenerationalFriendship their age difference is pretty disturbing]], too, Lenore being 10 years old (and [[UndeadChild dead for 100 years]]) and Ragamuffin between 20-30 years old (for 400 years).
* Barbaric and Ricochet in ''TheSavageDragon'' and ''Freak Force''; Barbaric is of a Hulk-like stature, while Ricochet is rather small for her age.
* In ''{{Elfquest}}'' Dewshine/Tyldak display this trope. Other couples do as well, due to major height disparities between different generations of elf.
* Lex and Damion in ''ComicBook/GloomCookie''.
* Gene and Leezee Sower in ''Kingdom'' are a bodyguard-and-{{protectorate}} example.
* Dwight and Miho from ''SinCity'' is a platonic example. Dwight clears six feet while Miho is often described as being barely five feet tall. As the series progressed, FrankMiller decided to exaggerate the differences to the point where Dwight looks as if he could swallow Miho.
* Another platonic example (and a very unusual one) is Tiatkin and the war droid Giza from the ''Franchise/{{Star Wars|Expanded Universe}}'' oneshot comic ''Lando's Commandos: On Eagle's Wings''. Giza was at least three times his Twi'lek partner's size and also had [[GentleGiant rather a lot of affection for her]]. Cue RoaringRampageOfRevenge when she was gunned down during a mission.
* Les Innomables, a French comic by Yann and Conrad, has Mac Buttle, a rather rotund adventurer deserted from the US military, and Alix, whose mother was executed by the Communists. Mac isn't that much taller than Alix, but he's at least four times as wide.
* In ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}} and Caesar's Gift'', it's notable that the reason Obelix feels attracted to Influenza is because of how small and light she is. He mentions how light she is several times, annoying his dog.
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
%% * Does the squick-rich ''D&D'' FanFic ''Lidda and the Ogre'' get a place here?
* Several examples in ''FanFic/TheBridge'', mostly due to the kaiju ponies being well above average size. Most notably, Anguirus finds [[CuteMute Gentle Leaf]], a little filly lost in the woods, and takes care of her; resulting in they traveling together with her riding on his back a lot. Within some bonding time Anguirus takes on a ParentalSubstitute for the little one until he can get her back to her parents, and Gentle Leaf being in danger is what causes his BigBrotherInstinct to flare up.
* Though not canon in any sense, ''{{Bionicle}}'' fans tend to pair up Toa Hewkii and Macku. Macku is a three foot tall fisherwoman, Hewkii is a seven foot tall super hero with stone and gravity powers.
** A more canon example would be Mata Nui and Kiina. Sure, at seven feet tall, Kiina is hardly "tiny" by most people's standards, but when you consider that Mata Nui's original form is [[spoiler:forty million feet tall]], it becomes a highly exaggerated version of this trope.
* ''FanFic/ToyHammer'': [[spoiler: Michael and Zara]]. 6' something to 2" (yep, ''inches'').
* VideoGame/MarioKart fic [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4777932/1/Firefly Firefly]] has the non-romantic pair of [[LargeAndinCharge Bowser]], an über-tall heavyweight racer, and [[BadassAdorable Toadette]], whose growth was [[LittleMissBadass stunted]] artificially to minimize her weight. [[MovieSuperheroesWearBlack Their]] [[HellBentforLeather tastes]] in [[SpikesofVillainy fashion]] [[PimpedOutDress further]] [[PrincessesPreferPink heighten]] [[ParasolofPrettiness the]] [[ElegantGothicLolita difference.]]
* Like the {{Bionicle}} example above, this is not canon, but a lot of ''WesternAnimation/{{Nine}}'' fic-writers like pairing the ''enormous'' [[TheBigGuy 8]] with [[AmbiguousGender 4]], who is one of the smallest characters. (Most writers like to think of 4 as a female, thus making it an example of this trope and not BigGuyLittleGuy.)
* In the ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' fandom, the "[[PortmanteauCoupleName Jaylee]]" pairing, considering that JewelStaite, Kaylee's actress, stands at just 5'5½" compared to the towering 6'4" Creator/AdamBaldwin, who plays Jayne. Those who ship [[FoeYay Jayne and River]] also like to play up the dynamic in their fic, despite SummerGlau being an average-sized 5'8".
* In the ''HappyTreeFriends'' fandom, one particular FanPreferredCouple is Flippy (a bear) and Flaky (a porcupine). While the two (like most of the characters) are the same size on the show, some fans like to de-anthropomorphize the characters. [[http://renyarra13.deviantart.com/art/And-so-106637876 D'aww ensues]].
** There are thousand of pictures with them in human, anime forms, in which Flippy is drawn at least OneHeadTaller than Flaky. [[http://www.zerochan.net/336206 Some]] [[http://www.zerochan.net/382338 examples]] [[http://www.zerochan.net/392874 are]] [[http://www.zerochan.net/325533 here]].
* ''Fanfic/EnemyOfMyEnemy'' has Sarah Jennings - a young, human girl - form a strong bond of friendship with two Seperatist Hunters whom she dubs 'Jib' and 'Jubb'.
* Leif of FanFic/SoullessShell isn't described as being particularly big, but his girlfriend Maoimi can't reach above his waist ([[OlderThanTheyLook She's supposed to be seventeen]].)
* Moration and Persephone in LovehammerInc, often combined with ParrotPetPosition.
* ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7137086/1/Hit_and_Miss Hit And Miss]]'', a NSFW [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII Balthier/Ashe]] fanfic, brings up the difference in the two characters' heights frequently. When it's mentioned in Chapter 20, [[spoiler: Balthier sleeps with someone else and can't stop himself from thinking that, compared to Ashe, she's too tall.]]
* Some fans of the Erio and Caro pairing mentioned in the anime examples above play with this trope for the adorability and/or the comedy. One fluffy fic ends with a comedic scene of [[PaedoHunt Erio being stopped by a police officer after kissing Caro in public]].
* ''FanFic/TheServantsOfUngoliant'' features [[spoiler: The 25-year-old Jhebdryk, who is the tallest and most muscular of the main Darklanders]] and [[spoiler: The 18-year-old Rhejya, who is one of the youngest of the main Darklanders]]. Also doubled with OneHeadTaller.
* Fan-artists for ''FanFic/SuzumiyaHaruhiNoSeitenkan'' tend to draw Kyonko as really short compared to the male characters, such as [[http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/8626/29670166d193b5da5348eaf.jpg Haruki]] or [[http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/1746/1222842142612.jpg Yuuki]].
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1415139/pudgypudge PudgyPudge]]'s work [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3906989/1/Master-of-the-Zanbatous Master of the Zanbatous]]. By the time the story ends, [[spoiler: Sakura]] is able to ride atop Naruto's shoulders in a fashion reminiscent of [[http://b9tribeca.deviantart.com/art/KENPACHI-AND-YACHIRU-156536568 Kenpachi and Yachiru]] It IS stated that in order to wield the blades effectively, he had to undergo a MASSIVE growth spurt, but 4'6" to 6'11" seems a tiny bit excessive.
* Any fanfic shipping ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'''s Sam Winchester (6'5" and muscular) and Gabriel (5'8" and compact). (Since Gabriel's an [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angel,]] though, it's actually inverted once they're out of their meatsuits--Sam's soul can fit in a briefcase, while a younger and less powerful angel than Gabriel is the size of the Chrysler building, so Gabriel's probably even larger.)
* Wheatley's human body in the VideoGame/{{Portal 2}} fanfic ''Fanfic/BlueSky'' is based on actor Stephen Merchant, who is 6'7". Chell is described as being "not particularly tall".
* [[TheBigGuy Obsidian]] and [[ShrinkingViolet Vale]] in the HungerGames fanfiction ''Fanfic/SomeSemblanceOfMeaning''. Obsidian is a Career, described as tall and muscular, whereas Vale describes herself as scrawny and "vertically challenged."
* The ''StarWars:TheOldRepublic'' fanfic ''Fanfic/RemiTheGrey'' has Jedi Knight Remi, who is described (and shown in artwork by the author) as quite petite, paired up with [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys Lord Scourge]] who is canonically the tallest and most muscular body type available for males in the game.
* In the ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8213106/1/Uplifted Uplifted series]]'' Joachim Hoch is described as just under 6'5 and built like a grizzly bear. Hanala on the other hand is lucky to be 5'1. Of course size means nothing but a height difference as Hanala is the brutally violent one.
* Fans like to pair Arcee with Bulkhead from TransformersPrime. Arcee is shorter than [[KidAppealCharacter Bumblebee]] and Bulkhead comes up to Optimus's chest [[spoiler: pre-upgrade]].
* Bree and Min of the ''TombRaider2013'' fanfic ''[[FanFic/TheCameraLovesYou The Dreaming]]'' form a variation on this trope. Though both are female, Min is very tall and androgynous, while Bree is much shorter and girlier.
* ''Very'' popular on the ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' KinkMeme. Plenty of fills involve a female Breton PlayerCharacter (the smallest possible human) getting paired up with a strapping male Nord ([[LoveableRogue Brynjolf]], [[GentleGiant Farkas]], and [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Vilkas]] are popular) or Altmer (especially [[EvilIsSexy Ondolemar]] or [[ColonelBadass Legate Fasendil]]). Another such pairing that turns up frequently is [[FoeYay Mirabelle Ervine and Ancano]].
* [[https://www.fanfiction.net/community/Cornelius-Anderson/116268/ This series of]] [[JudgeDredd Judge Dredd]] movie-verse fanfics features Judge Anderson (specifically stated to be 5'4" like the actress who plays her) [[WillTheyOrWontThey totally-not-paired-with]] Judge Cornelius (described as "six-foot-four of Baltimore beefcake" and explicitly taller than ''Dredd himself''. Although not played for laughs, there are several instances where the height difference is obvious - once when he puts his elbow on her shoulder for support after [[spoiler:being injured by the [[KnifeNut knife nut]].]]
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[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' has the title character Ralph (normally a GentleGiant) befriending tiny BrattyHalfPint Vanellope Von Schweetz. Seen in the page image.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles''. Bob (a.k.a. Mr. Incredible) and Helen Parr (a.k.a. Elastigirl). This led to an interesting problem for the animators; when Bob and Helen get into a shouting match in the first half of the film, it looked in the storyboards [[UnfortunateImplications like an abusive giant berating a tiny woman]] rather than a loud disagreement between overall equals. Their solution was to have Helen use her [[RubberMan stretching powers]] to loom over Bob at the climax of the scene. It's both silly and logical at the same time...
* Pacha and Chica from ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'', as well as Yzma and Kronk.
* The director's commentary in ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' suggests that Shrek and Fiona were specifically designed for this image. The situation then become merely OneHeadTaller. Which is why we also have tiny little Donkey [[HotSkittyOnWailordAction paired up with the massive Dragon]].
* Disney's ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''. Even after the transformation there's still a quite a size difference. Also JerkAss Gaston was quite bigger than Belle was. In the musical Belle is usually cast as short as possible to play up this aspect.
* In ''Disney/{{Mulan}} II'', [[GentleGiant Chien-Po]], the guy big enough to pick up four people and a horse, ends up with the tiniest of the princesses.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'': Sulley (a furry monster with the build of a lineman) grows attached to a two-year-old girl which he names "Boo."
** Also, it's worth noting that his assistant (and all the assistants of the 'scarers' at their workplace) are dwarfed by their counterparts, with Mike being about the size of Sulley's head.
* Kerchack and Kala from ''Disney's Disney/{{Tarzan}}''. This one's justified, since male gorillas really are much bigger than the females.
* Disney/{{Hercules}}: Hercules and Meg.
* ''AlphaAndOmega'' has one: A biker and a librarian. Opposites attract indeed....
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}'', short and squat Maudie, and the nameless, towering {{Hunk}} from Clan Dingwall appear to be heading this way, as evident by the end of the film.
** Also King Fergus and Queen Elinor. They're fairly similar in height - indeed, Elinor is quite tall - but Fergus is about five times wider.
* Gru and Agnes from ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe''.
* Francoeur of ''WesternAnimation/AMonsterInParis'' is a seven-foot, anthropomorphic flea, so he's taller than most people, but his dance partner/[[LikeBrotherAndSister sister figure]] Lucille is pretty small compared to the more normal-sized cast members.
* Kristoff and Anna from ''Disney/{{Frozen}}''. He is the bulkiest Disney prince yet, and she looks positively petite in comparison.
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[[folder:Films -- Live Action]]
* Non-romantic example: GentleGiant One and [[WiseBeyondTheirYears Wise Beyond Her Years]] Miette from the French Film ''Film/TheCityOfLostChildren''.
* Jaws and his girlfriend, Dolly, in ''Film/{{Moonraker}}''. There was some concern about audiences accepting the height difference until Richard Kiel pointed out his ''[[RealLife real-life wife]]'' is the same height.
* Film/{{Hellboy}} and Liz.
* The Great Child and The Dire Mother from ''Film/Thir13enGhosts''.
* ''Film/BladeII''. Lighthammer and his lover Verlaine, two vampire members of the Bloodpack.
* In ''Film/TheWanderers'', the leader of The Fordham Baldies, Terror, is played by the 6'6 and well over 300 lbs Erland van Lindh, while his girl Peewee is played by the 4'10 Linda Manz.
* The guy who built the building in ''BeingJohnMalkovich'' was allegedly a sea captain married to a dwarf woman and built the 7 1/2 floor for her and her "accursed kind" (Catherine Keneer's character doesn't believe it).
* In ''Black Cat, White Cat'', six-foot plus Grga Veliki and midget Afrodita end up together, after Grga finds her in a stump. ItMakesSenseInContext.
* ''Film/KingKong''. Played with, in fact, by Merian C. Cooper. According to Fay Wray, when she was given the part of Ann Darrow, Cooper told her that she'd be working with "the tallest, darkest leading man in Hollywood."
* Taken to an extreme in ''Big Top Pee-Wee'', with circus owner Kris Kristofferson and his wife, who is small enough to live in his shirt pocket.
* The film version of ''Film/{{Thor}}'' has the waifish NataliePortman paired with the towering and chiseled Chris Hemsworth.
* ''Film/QuigleyDownUnder'' has 6'4 Tom Selleck and ''maybe'' 5'0 Lauren San Giacomo.
* In ''Film/{{Mirrormask}}'', Valentine isn't "huge", but he is far enough on the tall side to contrast with petite Helena.
* Ambrose and Ermengarde in the film ''Film/HelloDolly'', played by 6-foot-7 Tommy Tune and the rather petite Joyce Ames.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Egyptologists and detectives Literature/AmeliaPeabody and Radcliffe Emerson. Amelia frequently describes her husband as "Herculean".
* A "Post-Modern Fairy Tale" book features a very butch princess (she likes wrestling and fixing helicopters) whose parents force her to preside over an engagement gauntlet of princes who must be [[UnfortunateImplications taller, stronger, and maybe even smarter]] then her in order to marry her. They are especially intersted in the only guy who's taller then the princess; unfortunately he's also a [[NoodlePeople Noodle Person]] who has to wrestle her (she lets him win to avoid injuring him). Meanwhile, she falls for the same prince's pilot/chauffer, who's much shorter and chubbier but very much her equal. [[spoiler: Naturally, ''he's'' the real prince and the tall guy is his pilot/chauffer. They switched because the prince knew his height would've instantly eliminated him, and he thought the whole thing was silly anyway]].
* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', Daenerys Targaryen and Khal Drogo have an arranged marriage. He's a hardened tribal leader who towers over most men, while she's thirteen years old and slight even for her age.
** They may never appear and are only mentioned once, but the eight foot tall Gregor Clegane has been married three times. Other examples include Duncan the Tall (6' 11") and Young Nan (Average height and very thin), Sandor Clegane (6' 7") and Sansa Stark (Around 5'), and Robert Baratheon (6' 6") and Cersei Lannister (Around 5' 7"). There is also a mention of a slave master who owned both a giant and a dwarf and liked to make them have sex for his guests.
* David Eddings's ''[[Literature/TheBelgariad Belgariad]]'' and ''Malloreon'' series: Garion is at least six and a half feet (about 2 m) tall, possibly seven feet (about 2.1 m). His wife Ce'Nedra, being part-Dryad, is 5' (152 cm) at most -- and repeatedly described as tiny.
** Also Cyradis and her guide Toth.
* In ''Literature/BlackHouse'', the biker named Mouse tells of his late girlfriend, Little Nancy. Jack asks how big Little Nancy was, since Mouse is 6'2'' and 290 pounds. Mouse remarks that he could have lifted her one-handed.
* Brandon Vanderkool (6'8") and Madeline Rousseau (5' ish) in ''Border Songs''.
* Played for BodyHorror rather than humor in Ramsey Campbell's CthulhuMythos story "The Faces At Pine Dunes", in which Michael's tall father has grown enormously fat and his mother is petite.
* Derek and Chloe from the ''Literature/DarkestPowers'' series. Derek is built like a linebacker, with shoulders nearly as broad as the average doorway, and stands at around 6'3" or so. He also weighs about 220lbs. Chloe is five-foot-nothing and probably weighs 100lbs soaking wet.
* Bane and Zannah from "Literature/DarthBane".
* Captain Carrot and Angua von Uberwald of ''Literature/{{Discworld}}''. Angua has never been described as particularly small, granted, but it probably wouldn't matter, seeing as Carrot is 6'5" (196cm) and nearly as broad across the shoulder.
* From ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''.
** Non-romantic ([[WillTheyOrWontThey at the moment, anyway]]) example: Harry Dresden and Karrin Murphy (He's canonically 6'9"; she's five feet tall.)
** Harry with his other girlfriends, Susan and [[spoiler:Anastasia Luccio]] also qualify as neither lady is described as being over 6 feet tall.
** Another non-romantic example from the same series: Kincaid and the Archive, who have an implied 'father'/super-intelligent daughter relationship.
** Thomas and Justine. Thomas has been mentioned as tall (though not nearly as tall as Harry), and Justine has been described as tiny, frail, and waif-ish.
** Queens Mab and Titania, rulers of Winter and Summer respectively, are described as appearing close to 6 feet in most forms (they can change their shape to a certain degree). Their peers in Faerie are Santa Claus and Literature/TheErlKing. Both men are described as well over 7 feet tall.
* Non-romantic example: Sapphira (a fairly smallish woman) and Yereq (a giant, some nine-plus feet tall), from [[Literature/DragonsInOurMidst Oracles of Fire]].
* F'lar and Lessa in ''Literature/DragonridersOfPern'' -- Lessa has been referred to as "diminutive", "child-sized", etc. And she is a force of nature, personality-wise.
* Red and Sorcha from Creator/JulietMarillier's ''Literature/DaughterOfTheForest'' Sorcha is very petite and compared to Red who's a pretty big guy, she's like a small child.
* Grignr and his DistressedDamsel in ''TheEyeOfArgon''?
* Waldo "Saucerhead" Tharpe, from the ''Literature/GarrettPI'' novels, is a humungous bodyguard/bruiser with a long track-record of dating women who can barely reach his elbows.
** Garrett himself is no shrimp, yet is usually paired with Tinnie Tate, whose whole family is short.
* Susan and the unnamed protagonist of Creator/NeilGaiman's short story "Goliath".
* The Dursleys in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' books.
** Possible example: of the three leads, Ron is the tallest and Hermione is the shortest.
* From Creator/MercedesLackey's ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'', Talia and Dirk, who's been referred to as "that man-mountain of hers". Also a case of UglyGuyHotWife.
* From ''Literature/HonorHarrington'':
** The titular character's father is 192 cm (6'3" and a half), and her mother is third-grader size at "barely over" 125 cm (4'1" and a half).
** Benjamin Mayhew's wife is also quite short at about 140 cm (4'7").
** Kevin Usher is described as being rather large, quite unlike his rather petite wife Virginia.
** Abigail Hearns, while tall for a Grayson, is still average height at most. Her armsman, [[HeavyWorlder San Martin-born]] Mateo Gutierrez, is two meters tall and weighs 200 kilograms.
** Lady Dame Estelle Matsuko, Baroness Medusa, Imperial Governor of the Talbott Quadrant, barely clears five feet (158 cm) and is delicately built. Her military counterpart, station commander Admiral Augustus Khumalo, is not only easily over six feet, but described with words like "massive".
* Kyle and [[spoiler: Jodi/Sunny]] from ''Literature/TheHost''. This also is the fate of [[spoiler: Ian and Wanda in Pet's body.]]
** [[spoiler: Also invoked in the movie as while Jake Abel who plays Ian isn't massively tall at 6'1, he still ends up towering over Wanda, played by the 5'2 Emily Browning]]
* Skua September and Isili Hasboga from ''[[Literature/HumanxCommonwealth The End of the Matter]]''. Skua is described by many characters as the biggest man they've ever seen, while his employer Isili's description pegs her as half a head shorter than teenage Flinx (who'd not yet grown tall).
* Literature/InDeath series: This trope is played straight a few times, and Mavis and Leonardo happen to be the recurring couple to fit this trope.
* In any Creator/PGWodehouse story where Stinker Pinker and Stiffy Bing make an appearance, [[Literature/JeevesAndWooster Bertie]] will introduce them in the narration by remarking how they embody this trope.
* Owen and Annabel from SarahDessen's novel Just Listen. This is picked up on in-universe, and their schoolmates start giving them unkind nicknames like [[BeastAndBeauty Beauty and the Beast]]
* In Dorothy Dunnett's ''King Hereafter'', 6'6 (and [[UglyGuyHotWife massively ugly]]) Thorfinn, aka Theatre/{{Macbeth}}, is married to Gruoch, who is small and short enough for him to pick up and carry. This is based on a historical account of Thorfinn carrying her to safety when their home was attacked by enemies.
* In ''Literature/LornaDoone'', John Ridd is described as being able to carry away the doorframe of Sir Ensor Doone's house. For reference the doorway is 6 feet and one inch high and nearly two feet across. Lorna on the other hand is slim, such that half of John's arm can go around her.
* To some extent, George and Jessie Challenger from Conan Doyle's TheLostWorld. Notably, Challenger is ''short'' (well, at least when compared to Edward Malone), but only because he has short, stocky legs. His chest, arms and head are huge, and his wife is a tiny, thin woman whom he is able to lift absolutely without any effort. To [[TheProtagonist Malone]], they together resemble a gorilla and a gazelle.
* Karsa Orlong and Samar Dev from Steven Erikson's ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen''.
* Creator/MaryGentle's [[BelligerentSexualTension recurring characters]] [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Baltazar]] [[GeniusBruiser Casaubon]] and [[ActionGirl Valentine]], although that's probably ''mostly'' attributable to Balthazar being [[TheBigGuy absolutely]] [[StoutStrength massive]].
** And in ''Literature/{{Grunts}}'' we have the pairing of Ashnak (six feet of muscular orc) and [[{{Dominatrix}} Magda Brandiman]], a halfling (probably around 3' to 4' at the most).
* Brother/Sister version in ''Literature/TheMillenniumTrilogy'' books, with the Zalachenko half-siblings. Super-hacker Lisbeth is less than five feet tall and skinny even for her size. Her half-brother is a towering, ridiculously muscled bruiser.
* Not a romance, but the partnership of Tuskanini and Super Gnat in the ''Literature/PhulesCompany'' novels. He's the biggest member of the Omega Mob, she's the smallest, and they are a ''solid'' team, to the point that very pacifistic Tusk slugs a sergeant for picking on his partner.
* Ken Follet's ''Literature/ThePillarsOfTheEarth'' Tom Builder is described to be unusually tall and muscular and [[spoiler: His second wife Ellen ]] is described to be leaner and smaller
* In ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'', Darcy is described several times as tall and once as a "great, tall fellow" by Bingley, while Elizabeth is supposedly lithe from her walking and 15 year old Lydia and Georgianna are both taller than her.
* Jean, who is larger than average, and Ezri, who is petite (but the tallest of all her sisters) in ''[[GentlemanBastard Red Seas Under Red Skies]]''.
* In ''Literature/ShadesChildren'' by Garth Nix, Ella isn't described as being particularly small, but she certainly would seem so next to her teammate Drum, who was dosed with steroids as a child. One scene implied that her armpits were about level with his waist. Interestingly, Ella is almost certainly the elder.
* In ''Literature/TheSharingKnife'' series: Fawn "I'm not a child, I'm just short" Bluefield and Dag Redwing, who's so tall and lanky that Fawn can't reach up to touch his face unless he stoops.
* Possibly Nessa and Tulkas in Creator/JRRTolkien's ''Literature/TheSilmarillion''—she's described as petite and graceful, like a deer, and he's massive and muscular.
* In ''{{Literature/Twisted}}'', Clare is a petit human woman, Railrunner is an anthropomorphic rollercoaster that's over twenty feet long and weighs several thousand pounds.
* Raven and YT in ''Literature/SnowCrash''.
* In the ''{{Spellsinger}}'' universe, native residents of the fantasy world are significantly shorter than those in the nonmagical twenty-first century world. Talea is in fact quite tall by her native world's standards, but she's much shorter than her love interest, the six-foot FishOutOfWater Jon-Tom.
* Early in ''Literature/TheStand'', Nick meets the sheriff, a huge man, and later his wife, a slight little thing, leading Nick to ponder the trope and its implications.
* The [[spoiler:[[DeathOfTheHypotenuse first]]]] love of 4'11", skinny [[{{Stardoc}} Cherijo Grey Veil's]] life is [[spoiler:a seven-foot [[BlueSpaceBabe Jorenian]]]]. [[spoiler:She [[FirstGuyWins eventually ends up marrying Duncan Reever]]; while he's nowhere near ''that'' big, he's still quite tall.]]
* Corie and Elisandra's parent figures (mother in Elisandra's case), Jaxon and Greta in ''Literature/SummersAtCastleAuburn''. Jaxon is a huge, wild-looking man, while Greta is so small that if she could ever be quiet, people would overlook her. Fortunately for Greta and unfortunately for those around her, she is never quiet.
* Creator/TamoraPierce's ''[[Literature/TortallUniverse Protector of the Small]]'' series:
** Buri and Raoul. When introduced in the first book series Buri is described as being reasonably short. Raoul is well over six foot, and apparently a massively built warrior, whereas Buri is a waif like rider. It gets pointed out directly once, when the two stand next to each other Buri doesn't even reach Raoul's shoulder.
** There's also Daine and Numair; in ''Wolf Speaker'', it said that Daine was 5 feet 5 inches (at the age of fourteen) and Numair is 6'5"
* ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'': Alice and Jasper. Jasper is super tall, lanky, but WAY above average, and Alice is repeatedly described as tiny and pixie-like. Discarded in the film series, where Creator/AshleyGreene and JacksonRathbone are only 2-3 inches apart in height. There's also any girl with any of the male werewolves.
* In Creator/JohnCWright's ''Literature/WarOfTheDreaming'', half-titan Raven is married to the very, very petite Wendy. She's not kidding when she says he can pick her up with one hand.
* Par for the course in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime''. Moiraine and Lan, Nynaeve and Lan, Rand and Min, Perrin and Faile, Mat and Tuon. Rand, Lan, and Perrin are all well above average in size, while Moiraine and Tuon are both particularly small women.
* During ''{{Literature/Dinoverse}}'', eighth graders become dinosaurs. [[AlphaBitch Candacye Chambers]] becomes a pig-sized Leptoceratops, while the two boys she's with become an Ankylosaurus and a TyrannosaurusRex, respectively. YourSizeMayVary, but she does climb on top of Bertram's shell and leap into Mike's tiny arms at various points. Candayce is also considerably smaller than [[PteroSoarer Janine]]. Once they all return home, she's back to being a tall, leggy girl.
* Literature/TheRogueKing has almost nine foot Koral hook up with a girl whose eyes are 'level with his belt'. But then, most people are that short to him.
%% * Henry and Charlotte Branwell in ''Literature/TheInfernalDevices''.
* ''[[Literature/AMagesPower A Mage's Power]]'': Laharg the orc is taller and broader than any human. His mercenary partner, Malize, is a fairy and so she's small enough to ride on his head.
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* The mini-series adaption of ''{{To the Ends of the Earth}}'' has this with protagonist Edmund Talbot and his {{Love Interest}} Marion Chumley. {{Benedict Cumberbatch}} stands at 6', while Joanna Page is 5'2", making him a full ten inches taller than her. The difference onscreen is rather glaring.
* OneOnOne focuses on the 6'4" Flex Washington and his 5'4" teenage daughter Breanna.
* Goren and Eames, detective partners on ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent''
* On ''Series/{{Farscape}}'', the enormous and well-built Ka D'Argo has a close relationship with the short, slender Chiana.
* [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/drama/shakespeare/tamingoftheshrew/photogallery_kate_petruchio.shtml The lead characters]] in the ShakespeaReTold ''Taming Of The Shrew''.
* Opie and his wife Donna from ''SonsOfAnarchy''.
* ''Series/{{Heroes}}'':
** Matt and Daphne.
** Sylar is 6'2" and Elle is 5'1". He has the same height difference with Claire.
** Claire and any guy she stands next to, including Hiro (that's right, Hiro's actually ''taller'' than somebody!), Peter, the aforementioned Sylar and her father(s).
** Noah Bennet and Eden are boss and subordinate, she is clearly tinier than him and is only slightly taller than Claire.
* Part of the reason the [=Cliff/Olivia=] comedy dynamic worked so well on ''TheCosbyShow'' was that she was tiny, making the slightly-taller-than-average height Cliff look huge.
* ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' had 6'2" Mike and 5'1" Gloria. Gloria often wore platform shoes to help with the size difference.
* ''PushingDaisies'' had most of its relationships qualify--its four leads were a pair of tall guys (actors Lee Pace and Chi [=McBride=] are 6'3" and 6'4", respectively) and a pair of petite women (actors KristinChenoweth and Anna Friel are 4'11" and 5'2", respectively). As it made for some great sight gags, the writers loved to play with this trope.
* ''{{Smallville}}'': Clark and Lana.
** Clark and Chloe count non-romantically, too. Allison Mack has to wear high heels and it's been mentioned [[ScullyBox she has to stand on a box]] in some scenes.
** Romantically, Oliver and Chloe.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': Anya and her viking ex Olaf. Even before the troll thing.
** To a lesser extent, Buffy and Angel and Buffy and Riley; Creator/SarahMichelleGellar is 5'3" and skinny, and David Boreanaz is VERY tall (6'1" according to IMDB) and muscular, as is Marc Blucas.
* About a decade ago, when Divatox going into a marriage of convenience with Maligore in ''[[Series/PowerRangersTurbo Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie]]''. Maligore can even grow [[MakeMyMonsterGrow bigger.]]
* ''SexAndTheCity'': Carrie and (in particular) Aidan.
* On ''Series/{{Charmed}}'', often the men are much larger and brawnier than the women, which can be seen particularly with Phoebe, while she was dating Cole, and in the 8th season, when she was with Coop. Milano, who played Phoebe, is 5'2''. Both the actors were 6'3''.
* Fiona Glennane (Gabrielle Anwar) in ''Series/BurnNotice'' is fairly small compared to the male cast, with Michael being taller but Sam and Jesse are more muscular.
* Dwight Schrute and Angela Martin from ''TheOffice''. Another one of the reasons the pairing is cute despite its obvious weirdness.
** Darryl and Kelly, too. Also somewhat difficult to avoid with an actor as tall as John Krasinski (6'3").
* ''{{Glee}}'' has Finn (6'3 Cory Montieth) and Rachel (5'2 Lea Michele) along with Ken and Emma to a lesser extent.
** A subversion occurs with Kurt and Blaine on-screen: Chris Colfer (Kurt) is somewhat taller than Darren Criss (Blaine). However, Colfer is the more feminine looking (and sounding) of the two, which creates a general expectation that if anything, Blaine should be taller than Kurt. The fact that Kurt is the taller one, if only by so much, makes the size difference between them seem bigger to the viewer than it actually is.
* ''EverybodyLovesRaymond'',
** There's 6'2" Ray Romano with 5'2" Patricia Heaton,
** 6'8" Brad Garrett with 5'6" Monica Horan. In fact, you could bring up any romantic interest Brad Garrett had throughout the course of the show... it's Brad Garrett, after all.
** Though it is not a romantic relationship, whenever "Robert" (6'8") stands next to "Debra" (5'2"), the 18 inch height difference is, obviously, really noticeable.
** Frank Barone (Peter Boyle; 6'2") was 13" taller than Marie (Doris Roberts; 5'1").
** Parodied in one episode when Debra's in-laws come to visit, and Debra's mother (Katherine Helmond), who is just as short as Debra, tries to kiss Robert on the cheek.
* In ''Series/{{Chuck}}'' Zachary Levi (Chuck) who is 6'4" is at some point paired with Rachel Bilson (Lou, a RomanticFalseLead) who is 5'2", a full foot and two inches shorter! She even mentions that she is "intrigued by their height difference".
** A non-romantic example with Creator/AdamBaldwin as John Casey and Mekenna Melvin, who plays his daughter, Alex. Baldwin is already ''enormous'' (6'4" like Levi, [[TheBigGuy but is built like a tank]]), but Melvin's tiny 5'0" just exaggerates the difference even further.
* On ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', the petite Elaine and her barrel-chested recurring love interest David Puddy. Additionally, Creator/PatrickWarburton is 6'3", while [[Creator/JuliaLouisDreyfus Julia Louis-Dreyfus]] is 5'2", making him more than a foot taller.
* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' gives us the AlmightyJanitor and his wife, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Lady]].
** And then there's Ted Buckland and his girlfriend, 'The Gooch'.
* In the "The Final Four" episode of Neil Flynn's show ''TheMiddle'', the trope is lampshaded when his character meets his wife's Boss for the first time and the Boss remarks about how short women always go for tall men.
* Lily and Marshall from ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'', with a solid foot difference between AlysonHannigan and JasonSegel. At one point, during a PregnancyScare, she panicked when when she was told that Marshall was the size of a Thanksgiving turkey when born. A Halloween episode had them dressed up as Sonny and Cher--with Lily as Sonny and Marshall as Cher. Lily once had a nightmare about Marshall leaving her for a woman who was, in Nightmare Marshall's words, "more height appropriate."
** This extends to Marshall's entire family with Lily. In his family he is the "runt of the litter" and when visiting she could only give waist hugs. The shortest member of his family is his mother, played by 6'2" [[StarTrekTheNextGeneration Suzie Plakson]], who seems short in relation to her giant sons.
* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'':
** Will Riker and Deanna Troi.
** Also Worf and Troi.
* Almost every pairing on NightCourt, given that the entire male cast was freakishly tall, at one point even holding the world record for the tallest male cast.
** Marsha Warfield (who is 5'11") joked that working on that show was the only time in her adult life that she felt petite.
* RogerAndValHaveJustGotIn - While Dawn French is somewhat of a larger lady but she is short statured, especially compared to Alfred Molina.
* Another platonic example on ''[[Series/NCISLosAngeles NCIS: LA]]'' - Boss Hetty (played by 4'9" Linda Hunt) is frequently in scenes opposite team psychologist Nate (played by 6'4" Peter Cambor), as they are two of the 'left behind' characters when the team go on missions. This is often played for laughs, with Nate forced to stoop over Hetty's Hetty-sized desk.
** Also Eric and Nell.
* ''HomicideLifeOnTheStreet'' had Emma Zoole. played by 5'1" Lauren Tom, briefly dating Tim Bayliss, played by 6'5" Kyle Secor. Before that, she flirted with the 6'2" Lewis.
* From ''Series/{{Merlin}}'', Arthur and Guinevere. At one point they had a gag that involved Gwen hiding from sight behind Arthur. She was completely obscured until he stood aside, telling Morgana: "There's someone here to see you..." In one promotional picture that involves the two of them kissing, Angel Coulby is quite clearly standing on her toes.
* On ''Series/TrueBlood'', 6'5" Hoyt briefly dates 5'0" Summer.
** And don't forget Sookie (played by Anna Paquin, at 5'4") whenever she hooks up with Eric (Alexander Skarsgård, 6' 4½") or Alcide (Joe Manganiello, 6' 5").
* House and Cuddy were together in season seven of ''Series/{{House}}''. Hugh Laurie is 6'2.5", while Lisa Edelstein is 5'4", putting them 10.5 inches apart.
* On ''Series/ThirtyRock'', 5"4" Liz once had a offscreen fling with 7" Grizz
* Rene Artois in ''Series/AlloAllo'' has this going on with two of his mistresses, Maria and Mimi (especially Mimi, since her actress is over a foot shorter than Gordon Kaye who plays Rene), to the point they have to stand on a stool to kiss him and neither can hug him and put their arms more than halfway around.
* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'' Daenerys is fairly short and slight, while her husband Khal Drogo is frankly massive, with her barely coming up to his chest, and he is a reallllllly beefy dude as well.
** Arya, at barely 5', roaming the countryside with Sander "The Hound" Clegane, at 6' 6", is quite amusing.
* In ''Series/{{Watching}}'', Malcolm is very tall and lanky. Brenda is...not.
* In season four of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', Sam Winchester (played by 6'5" Jared Padalecki) and Ruby (5'4" Genevieve Cortese) definitely fit this trope (they are also a real life example as Padalecki and Cortese later got married). Naturally, Padalecki towers over virtually every actress he has ever been paired with, romantically or otherwise. He even tends to make his male co-stars look much shorter and smaller than they actually are, including his on-screen brother JensenAckles (who is 6'1'').
** The eighth episode of season 7 gave us Sam and [[spoiler:[[FanGirl Becky Rosen-Winchester]]]].
* On ''Series/TheXFiles'', David Duchovny (6'.5") was ten and a half inches taller than Gillian Anderson (5'2"). Hence the "ScullyBox".
* This trope is used for a sight gag on ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'': Frankie, who is quite tall and large, and his dad, played by professional wrestler Wrestling/{{Vader}}, are at a meeting in Mr. Feeny's office and them stepping out of the room reveals a short, waif woman who's revealed to be Frankie's mom was standing behind them the whole time.
* The episode "Voyage of the Damned" on ''Series/DoctorWho'' had this with the Doctor, played by the 6'1" Creator/DavidTennant, and Astrid Peth, played by Music/KylieMinogue, who is only five feet tall. This is fully played up in one scene when Astrid literally pulls up a box and stands on it to give the Doctor a goodbye kiss.
* In ''TheCityHunter'', actor Lee Min Ho is only comparatively tall at 6'1, but he's huge compared to the diminutive actresses he's paired with. Lampshaded by one of them:
--> "He's so tall that giving him a once-over hurts my neck..."
* ''Live With Kelly And Michael'' (formerly known as ''Live With Regis and Kathy Lee/Kelly'') hosts Kelly Ripa (tiny soap opera star, 5'3") and Michael Strahan (tall ex-[[UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague New York Giants]] player, 6'5"). Also doubles as SaltAndPepper.
* Played with in ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus''' "Scott of the Antarctic" sketch, where initially the actor playing Scott is walking around with boxes under his shoes, while Miss Evans is standing in a trench. Pythonesque absurdity ensues.
* ''Series/FawltyTowers''. Basil towers over his extremely petite wife, Sybil. Meanwhile, John Cleese towers over his extremely petite (then-)wife, Connie Booth.
* When Juliette introduces her fiancee Sean to the musicians in ''{{Series/Nashville}}'', he is ''way'' taller than she is.
* On ''Series/{{Community}}'' Jeff - portrayed by 6'4 Joel [=McHale=] - when paired with either Britta or Annie - respctively the 5'4 Gillian Jacobs and the 5'3 Alison Brie.
* ''Series/SleepyHollow'' gives us Ichabod and Abbie, played by Tom Mison, who is 6'1, and Nicole Beharie, who is 5'1, respectively. She comes up to his shoulder, and that's in ''heels''.
* ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' has Jason Momoa (6'4'') so this comes up a couple of times. First, there's some ShipTease with Dr. Keller, then the show ends on a MaybeEverAfter between Ronon and Amelia Banks. Both actresses are about 5'5".
* Brooke Burns, hostess of the US version of ''Series/TheChase'', is 5'8", which is above-average for an American female. However, the trope is played straight when she stands next to the 6'6", 370 lb. Mark "The Beast" Labbett.
* Series/VeronicaMars (5' 1") hooks up with Logan Echolls (6').
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[[folder:Music]]
* Eek-A-Mouse's song Rude Boy is about people having a problem with him being so much taller than his girlfriend. With the lyrics ''Whole heap a people jus' a start to laugh''\\
''She too short an' a me too tall''\\
''She too short an' a me too tall, ey'' (its in Jamaican Patois)
* The video for Music/{{Aerosmith}}'s "Love in an Elevator" has, among 2 mannequins coming to life and various couples, as Steven Tyler puts it in the song, "shagging in the elevator", there is one couple consisting of a huge man and a female midget.
* Music/FleetwoodMac gives us 5'1" Stevie Nicks and 6'5" Mick Fleetwood. Never officially a couple, but they did have an affair.
* The music video for "Paparazzi" had the 5'1" Music/LadyGaGa dating 6'4" Alexander Skarsgard
* Märchen von Friedhof and Elise from the RockOpera, ''[[SoundHorizon Märchen]]''. Märchen himself isn't exceptionally tall, but he doesn't need to be when Elise is the size of a porcelain doll.
* Music/{{Gorillaz}} gives us a platonic example with Russel and Noodle, particularly in [[http://images4.fanpop.com/image/photos/17100000/Noodle-and-Russel-Plastic-Beach-russel-hobbs-17198524-1024-768.jpg Phase Three]], though the Gorillabitez short "Game Of Death" shows that [[WaifFu she was able to flip him at age ten]]. To a lesser extent, Noodle is also a MoralityPet for Murdoc, who is fairly tall (though not huge) at 5"10 and 2D who is 6"3 was shown carrying her on his back in the video for "Rock It".
* The Music/JonathanCoulton song "Just As Long As Me" is about a guy who is sick of this trope and is trying to find a love interest of comparable height.
* Rapper Sage The Gemini is 6'5" and towers over most of the girls in his music videos, especially noticeable in "Red Nose" (where he towers over pretty much everybody).
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[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* Particularly in WWE, where they appreciate the big man (perhaps too much), there can be a lot of Huge Guy Tiny Girl relationships. Particularly notable was the hinted at relationship of 7' (2.1m), then-(approximately) 485 lb. (220kg) Wrestling/TheBigShow and, though she was not very slender herself, 5'3" (160cm) Joy Giovanni.
* 5'3 Wrestling/AJLee and damn-near-seven-feet-tall Wrestling/{{Kane}}
* Wrestling/NatalyaNeidhart and the over-seven-feet-tall Great Khali.
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[[folder:Theater]]
* ''Literature/TheWildParty'' Eddie and Mae, tiny dancer and hulking boxer. As their song, "Two of a Kind" puts it, "She's two feet below me. And we're two of a kind".
* Gertrude and Horton in {{Seussical}}: [[InterspeciesRomance Gertrude is a bird and Horton is an elephant]].
* In the ''Theatre/LesMiserables'' 25th Anniversary concert: tiny Lea Salonga as Fantine and Jeff Nicholson, who's taller then the rest of the cast as the Factory Foreman.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''EnslavedOdysseyToTheWest'' gives us Monkey and Trip. Monkey is a HUGE, muscular wild man who can pretty easily rip war robots into pieces. Trip is a light, young teenager who relies on her brains to get things done. He carries her around on his back and throws her onto ledges and across gaps like it's nothing. She's only nineteen, and we aren't really given an age for Monkey, but it's safe to assume that he's a few years older than her.
* In the ''SuperMarioBros'' series, Bowser is explicitly stated to have a [[StealthPun crush]] on Peach; while Peach is probably average to tall for a human woman, Bowser is almost always at least double her size.
* Yeto and Yeta from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess''. They're yetis, so perhaps it's justified as being an aspect of their species - but then again, Yeto is over ''twice'' the size of Yeta...
** Also Link and Midna...sort of. Link is generally on the small side (with even the waifish Princess Zelda being taller than him), but Midna's gotta be about 2' (61cm) or so, making this Tiny Guy, Even Tinier Girl.
** Ganondorf is about 7'6", so any pairing involving him counts.
* From [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow Castlevania: Lords of Shadow]], there's [[CuteMute Claudia]] and her guardian, the [[{{Magitek}} Black]] [[{{Golem}} Knight]].
* Non-romantic example: A Big Daddy and a Little Sister from ''Franchise/{{Bioshock}}''.
* [[PhysicalGod Ignis the Harvest King]] from ''HarvestMoon'': ''Animal Parade'' is a potential [[SecretCharacter hidden suitor]] to the much-shorter female protagonist.
* Hector and Florina's ending in ''FireEmblem: Rekka no Ken'' could qualify. [[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v139/VincentASM/Site/FE7/56.png Judge for yourself.]]
** Another example would be [[WhiteMagicianGirl the Cleric Serra]] and [[MightyGlacier General Oswin]] from the same game, if they get paired up (This one's also MayDecemberRomance). There's also Dorcas and his NPC wife, [[IllGirl Natalie]]. If we go to non-romantic lines, we have [[TheStoic the Berserker Hawkeye]] and [[MysteriousWaif the Dancer Ninian]] - [[spoiler:until she's forced to break out her dragon form by Nergal's magic, whereupon the [[TinyGuyHugeGirl situation reverses]]]]. Also, Jaffar and Nino.
** ''Radiant Dawn'' takes the HoYay between Ike and Soren to [[VictoriousChildhoodFriend canonical proportions]]... and Ike towers over Soren. Also, there's Sothe and Micaiah.
** Any of GentleGiant Arden's pairings in ''Seisen no Keifu'', especially with the [[FragileSpeedster Pegasus Knight Fury]] or the [[ActionMom Swordswoman Ayra]]
** Also, in ''The Sacred Stones'', Gilliam/Syrene, Ross and Amelia, and the mentoring/father-daughter bond between Amelia and Duessel. L'Arachel and Dozla is a non-romantic example as well... more in muscles, since according to a support conversation with Ewan, Dozla is shorter than most.
** ''Hasha no Tsurugi'', the AlternateContinuity manga of ''Fūin no Tsurugi'' has [[spoiler: [[MightyGlacier Gant]] and [[RebelliousPrincess Celdia]]]]. [[OfficialCouple Becomes official]] [[WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue at the end]] and overlaps with HotSkittyOnWailordAction, since they have ''eight'' kids together.
** In ''Fire Emblem: Fūin no Tsurugi'', you can pair up Lilina (Roy's childhood friend and one of his love interests) with the GentleGiant Gonzales.
** In ''FireEmblemAwakening'', this is the case for the very short and very [[OlderThanTheyLook child-looking]] [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Divine Dragon]] Nowi and almost all of her love interests, particularly [[CoolOldGuy Gregor]], [[GentleGiant Kellam]], [[MasterSwordsman Lon'qu]] and [[TheBigGuy Vaike]]. Also, you can pair a [[PlayerCharacter Female Avatar]] with a specially tall guy (like those above, plus [[BaldBlackLeaderGuy Basilio]] and others) and ''specially'' [[spoiler: the HeelFaceTurn-ed Walhart]] who seems to be the tallest and most muscular of them ALL. (Though this only works if you give the Female Avatar the "early teen" or "late teen" build.) The last one also overlaps with MayDecemberRomance.\\
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While not ''as'' extreme as in Nowi's case, pairing up the very short and young TomboyPrincess Lissa with a specially tall guy (like the aforementioned Gregor, Lon'qu, Kellam and Vaike) can give a similar impression.\\
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If you play as a Male Avatar, you can pair him up with either Lissa or Nowi and invoke the trope via using either Build 1 (standard, relatively tall) or Build 3 (TheBigGuy, around Gregor and/or Vaike's height)
* Chris and Sheva in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5''. Chris is only [[OneHeadTaller about a head taller]], but he's quite a bit bulkier.
** Ex-marine Billy Coen is nearly as burly as Chris, and ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil0'' sets him as partner to tiny eighteen-year-old rookie S.T.A.R.S. [[TheMedic Medic]] Rebecca Chambers.
** ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'' takes it even further by partnering Jake Muller, possibly the biggest [=RE=] guy yet, with ''tiny'' Sherry Birkin
* Sanger Zonvolt and Irui Ganedan from the ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha'' games. [[ShipTease May or may not be romantic]]. Notable in that while Irui shares a similar relationship with the other main characters in their stories, it's Sanger/Irui that gets all the fanart.
** Judging from the ending of ''Original Generation Gaiden'' (and the sequel to ''EndlessFrontier''), it looks like Axel Almer and Alfimi is going on this way as well.
** Also, Kazuma Ardygun and his little sister/copilot Mihiro in ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsW W]]''.
** And then ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsZ'' gives us the pair Rand Travis and Mel Peter, which plays this trope straight.
** Tasuku and Leona from ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Original Generation]]'' series…mecha-wise, anyway. Tasuku's Giganscudo is positively ''gargantuan'' in comparison to Leona's Guarlion Custom and eventual signature Siegerlion. Otherwise, their (personal) height difference is minimal.
* ''VideoGame/RivalSchools'' oddly has this with TheNapoleon Shoma and the [[OlderThanTheyLook even]] ''[[TokenMiniMoe shorter]]'' Momo, though it's mostly one-sided by Momo.
* A mild case in ''{{Metal Gear Solid 3|SnakeEater}}'', where it's, uh, [[PsychoElectro Huge Guy]], [[{{Bishonen}} Tiny Bishounen]]. Although Raikov is supposed to be the same height and shape as Naked Snake (hence why his uniform had to be used), Volgin is ''enormous''.
** [[GeniusBruiser Huge Guy]], [[MasterOfIllusion Tiny Bishonen]] also shows up with Lexaeus and Zexion in ''KingdomHeartsChainofMemories'' (non-romantic if you don't ship them, unlike the above example).
* Astro Boy's younger sister Uran seems to have this kind of relationship with the giant robot Pluto in at least one of the alternate timelines in ''VideoGame/AstroBoyOmegaFactor''.
* A nonromantic example from ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'': Regal and Presea.
** There's the canonically romantic example of Regal and [[spoiler: Presea's sister,]] Alicia.
* ''VideoGame/BeyondGoodAndEvil'' gives us Jade and Double H: [[IntrepidReporter Tiny Reporter]], [[TheBigGuy Huge Soldier]]. Whether it's romantic or not is a debate [[{{Shipping}} best left to the shippers.]]
* Lu Bu and his concubine Diaochan in the ''DynastyWarriors'' games.
** It's even more noticeable with the Qiao sisters and their respective husbands.
*** Hardly. Although the Qiaos are the smallest members of the cast (5' 3"/160 cm), they are only three inches shorter than Diaochan (5' 6"/168 cm). In comparison, Lu Bu (6' 10"/208 cm) is more than a foot taller than both Sun Ce (5' 9"/176 cm) and Zhou Yu (5' 10"/178 cm).
** Although non-romantic, the largest disparity is actually between Guan Yu (6' 8.75"/205 cm)and his daughter Guanyinping (5' 3"/160 cm).
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXSququ69Mg Rufus and his girlfriend]] in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV''. What makes it funnier is that Candy is actually pretty tall compared to some of the other characters, but Rufus practically dwarfs her.
** Before that, Hugo and Poison. Even if Poison is a pre-op transwoman, she still counts.
* The [[BizarreSexualDimorphism more dimorphic races]] in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', especially draenei and trolls. However, both of these are slightly unusual cases: With draenei, both sexes are [[http://i35.tinypic.com/19tszt.jpg approximately the same height]], and it's almost ''entirely'' a matter of the fellas being several times wider. With trolls, both sexes are long and lean... but not only are females lean''er'', but males would be ''more'' than OneHeadTaller if they didn't slouch.
* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' gives us Master Chief and Cortana. One is a 7' (2.1m) tall supersoldier, and the other is a holographic display usually a mere 6" (15cm) or so, when she's not a ''two''-inch (5cm) chip inserted into his helmet.
** Commander Keyes and the other female UNSC Marines also apply.
** [[TheForerunnerSaga Bornstellar's]] unnamed parents definitely qualify. His father is four meters tall; his mother is only two. The Didact and the Librarian might possibly qualify.
* Not as extreme an example as some, but [[spoiler:[[BetaCouple Garrus and Tali]]]] in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3''. One is noticeably taller and bulkier than a human, the other is about the height of a human when standing on the balls of her feet, and quite thin [[HartmanHips everywhere except the hips]].
** In the [[VideoGame/MassEffect2 second game]], you have the option of repairing the relationship between a [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy krogan]] and an [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe asari]].
* ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2'' has a do-it-yourself example. Neither Casavir nor Gannanyev discriminate by race, and are perfectly willing to romance a female Halfling PC.
* Happens easily in ''CityOfHeroes'' where your typical female PC is under 5'10" (178cm) (often under 5' (152cm) even) in height while many male [=PCs=] are past the 6'6" (2m) mark and top out at 8'2" (2.5m). Males also have exclusive access to the huge muscular models while females are kept on the slender side.
** Happens with {{NPC}}s as well. The Carnival of Shadows is the most extreme example, where the Strongmen are 3-4 times the size of the women who order them around.
** There's also Ghost Widow and the Wretch. It's hard to tell if it's romantic, seeing as she's a literal ghost, and he's a horribly mutated brute with so little brain power it hurts his head to talk. Still, they definitely care a lot about each other, and it's possible there was something there before they both lost their humanity to the same accident.
* In ''SaintsRow2'', Brotherhood leader Maero towers over everyone he meets, including his girlfriend Jessica.
* In ''VideoGame/PunchOut'' on UsefulNotes/{{Wii}}, Super Macho Man's opening montage shows him with a series of girlfriends, each one about half his size.
* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', the villain [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty who's interested in Yuna and does end up marrying her]] freaking ''towers'' over her. Official heights don't make sense and seem to vary between FMV-models and gameplay-models, but general fannish consensus is that Yuna hovers around 5'3", while Seymour is something like 6'4" with a fondness for hairstyles and clothing that makes him look larger than he already is.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI'' Elvaan and Galka males typically dwarf the females of all the other races. Though {{Fanon}} seems to have particular appeal for Mithra/Male Elvaan parings, often exaggerating this element to extreme degrees. Most likely because the Mithra are cute little CatGirl, and the Elvaan are towering Elf {{Bishonen}}.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'': Serah, who is around Vanille's height of 5'4" and just as slim, is engaged to Snow, who is 6'5 (or 6'7, depending on the source) and has a strong muscular build.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' (mainly Dirge of Cerberus), Vincent Valentine and Yuffie Kisaragi (especially for those who are huge fans of [[PortmanteauCoupleName Yuffentine]]).
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'', the BetaCouple [[CuteBruiser Selphie Tilmitt]] (5'2") and [[FriendlySniper Irvine Kinneas]] (6'0").
* Eddie and Ophelia in ''BrutalLegend'', to the point where their double-team involves him lifting her with one arm (whereupon she perches comfortably on his biceps) and their combo attack is him throwing her at the enemy, dual blades spinning. In fact, a point could be made that all (reasonably humanoid) males in the game are either tall or possess a HeroicBuild of ridiculous proportions; whereas all the (human) girls are lithe killing machines with slender bodies to murder for. Nope, no WishFulfillment in this game.
* Zobio (the big zombie) and Zobiko (the [[CuteMonsterGirl Cute Zombie Girl]]) from ''HouseOfTheDead EX''.
* Kraft and Neige from ''MegaManZero''. Also, [[RoboShip he's a robot and she's human.]]
* Seen occasionally in the ''KingdomHearts'' series:
** In ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2'', Roxas and Xion are around the same height, but their friend and mentor Axel borders on the height of the two stacked on top of each other. This may or may not be romantic depending on how you ship (all shipping combinations of the three have been seen).
** And in an example that both inverts this AND plays it straight, the ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'' trio has a huge guy (Terra), a medium girl (Aqua), and a really tiny guy (Ven).
** In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', Kairi and Riku in Xehanort's Heartless form, because she's ''tiny'' when she's standing next to him.
** Chain of Memories gives us a [[HeterosexualLifePartners non-romantic]] (or [[HoYay romantic]], if you ship that way) example with Lexaeus and Zexion. Lexaeus is easily the largest humanoid character in the series, while Zexion is only slightly taller than the teenaged characters.
* ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'' has an inhuman example. The Ludroth are alligator creatures roughly 50% longer than your hunter is tall. All of these are female. The boys - the Royal Ludroth - are four to five times the size of your hunter character. This would be seen as HotSkittyOnWailordAction if they weren't the same species.
* Billie Church and Frank Delgado, two members of the Jericho Team in ''VideoGame/CliveBarkersJericho''.
* ''{{Rift}}'': Female bahmi are rather imposing, solidly-built ladies...but the trope is ''still'' played straight, on account of their kinsmen being both significantly taller and built like bank vaults.
* ''Franchise/DragonAge''
** In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', a female dwarf Warden can pull this off with anyone, naturally (well, except another Dwarf). Female elves are quite small, too, but the human men are at most OneHeadTaller than them (though due to the HeroicBuild favored by [[OnlyOneFemaleMold every guy in the game]], they're also still quite a bit wider).
** ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' takes it even further with Iron Bull, a [[TheBigGuy large]] [[HornedHumanoid qunari]] that can be romanced by a player character of any race or gender. In particular, he dives headfirst into this with an elf or a dwarf of either sex. Female qunari and humans of either sex [[OneHeadTaller are less extreme]].
* Popping up in the {{Fanon}} and many ...genres of fanfic since ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' came out. Pairings of huge guys and tiny girls (sometimes [[YaoiGuys tiny men, too]]) are extremely popular. Usually the tiny girl/uke is a Breton (magical half-elves) or Wood Elf (the latter particularly if male), these being the two smallest races, while the huge guy is either a Nord (fantasy Viking) or an Orc if the burly look is favored, or a High Elf (''the'' tallest characters in the game, barring the non-playable [[OurDemonsAreDifferent dremora]]) if a more {{Bishonen}} aesthetic is desired.
* Xenosaga pulls this trope with Ziggy and MOMO, considering MOMO is the size of an 8 year old girl and Ziggy is likely the largest character in the game. After being sent to save MOMO, Ziggy starts to reclaim some bit of his humanity by interacting with the young Realian (synthetic human). He takes the name Ziggy and starts to reconsider his request to have his human memories destroyed.
* ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar'' had the art style featuring enormous men and petite women, especially evident when Marcus and Anya are next to each other. At one point Marcus even removes his armor and still has about three times her mass.
* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' has [[PluckyOfficeGirl Miss Pauling]], the mercenaries' link between MissionControl and the field. She spends a lot of time in the comics talking to Demoman, Soldier, and Heavy, all of whom are much taller and more buff than she is. Soldier and Heavy in particular have been seen acting very protective of her: In the comic ''Shadow Boxers'', Soldier is concerned when he thinks his cardboard costume scared Miss Pauling, and Heavy decided to come on a mission with the two of them, just because Miss Pauling was going.
* As mentioned above, on ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', there is Kanji, the tallest member of the Investigation Team, and [[ItWasHisSled Nao]][[SamusIsAGirl to]], the shortest.
* ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' have a fairly extreme and strictly platonic example: [[spoiler: Ten-foot-tall immortal King AZ and his beloved pet Floette, a teeny-tiny flower fairy Pokemon.]]
* A fighter announced for [[VideoGame/MortalKombat Mortal Kombat X]] is a pair named Ferra/Torr. A hulking man with a teeny tiny woman riding on his shoulders.
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[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* The third ''VisualNovel/AceAttorney'' game features a humongous prison convict who talks in HulkSpeak and ''chews on his ball and chain'' at certain points, dating a very fragile-looking girl. ([[BitchInSheepsClothing Not as fragile as she looks, though.]])
** Also, a non-romantic example is Phoenix Wright and his assistant Maya. It's hard to tell because they're very rarely in the same frame, but in courtroom scenes Phoenix is pretty tall and broad even when leaning or slouching, and when he looks down the bench at Maya she seems much shorter in comparison. An image suitable for comparison can be seen [[http://aceattorney.wikia.com/wiki/Farewell,_My_Turnabout further down on this page]].
* Non-romantic example: From ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', [[FilleFatale Ilyasviel "Ilya" von Einzbern]] and her enormous Servant, Berserker. Also, according to time-skip epilogues [[spoiler:and using Archer as obvious evidence]], at his adult height, Shirou will tower over the main heroines, especially Saber (who's the shortest Servant by a full head at least).
** Archer and Rin works with this as well, for he's about a foot (30cm) taller than she is and 68 lb. (31 kg) heavier.
** Bypassing gender, we've also got ''FateZero'''s OddCouple [[http://www.baka-tsuki.org/project/index.php?title=Image:FZ_v03_00o.jpg Alexander the Great and Waver Velvet]] stretching this about as far as adult human proportions can go, with Alex having about two feet (55 cm, to be exact) and 80 kg (176 lbs.) on Waver.
* ''VisualNovel/NanatsuiroDrops'' has tall Haru and short Sumomo.
* In the ''VisualNovel/LittleBusters'' fandom, GentleGiant Masato and TokenMiniMoe Kud are commonly put together in fanart (almost always non-romantically), though apart from Kud's route being the branching point for Masato's joke ending miniroute Muscle Sensation, they don't interact too much in canon. The anime [[{{Fanservice}} plays to this]] by having Kud on Masato's shoulders, both of them cheering, in the second season ending sequence.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''{{Fans}}!'': Will and [[spoiler: Shanna]].
* ''{{Webcomic/Frivolesque}}'' : Saki and Conroy do mercenary work as a team. While not that tiny, Saki is a petite samurai girl, while Conroy, a 6'7" giant of a man, towers over her.
* ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'': Eglamore and Jones. (Now officially confirmed to be romantically involved.) It's explicitly stated that Miss Jones is [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=377 the scary one of the pair]]. Later it's confirmed, in that concrete crumbled like a cake under her fingers. She's [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld the oldest living thing on earth.]]
* ''KevinAndKell''. Odder still: [[HotSkittyOnWailordAction Kevin's a rabbit and]] [[CarnivoreConfusion Kell is a wolf]]. Oh, and he's still the huge guy. Not sure if they've ever explained how that works.
* Vinnie and Jordan from ''{{Webcomic/Skins}}''. He’s about 7 ft tall and she barely reaches his chest. How they have sex is anyone’s guess.
* WapsiSquare's Monica, the 5'-tall (152cm) main character, suffers from this with every guy in her life -- except [[TinyGuyHugeGirl Tepoztecal]].
* Majorly in the ''{{Insecticomics}}''. Lasorbeak, Kickback, and Thrust have all dated/slept with Tidal Wave, who is the size of a battleship. Probably best not to think about how this works.
** Also Energon Megatron and Starscream, who got married right before Megatron abdicated his position as leader and took Starscream to parts unknown. Starscream was small enough to fit on his shoulder.
* Half-averted in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'': Celia should be small according to the monster manual, but she isn't drawn that way.
** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0617.html at one point.]]
* Viktor Vasko and Ivy Pepper in ''LackadaisyCats''. Viktor is over six feet tall, hulking, middle aged, and a former rum runner-turned-bartender. Ivy is a young, flirty college student and flapper- and one of the few characters in the comic that doesn't seem intimidated by Viktor. When asked if they could ever be romantically involved, [[http://www.lackadaisycats.com/exhibit.php?exhibitid=337 Ivy denies the possibility.]]
* Appears in flashback in ''WebComic/GirlGenius'': Klaus is [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20041208 considerably bigger]] than Lucrezia. But then he is (possibly) a construct made of three people.
** And now, in a non-romantic example, [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20100326 Othar and Sanaa]].
* Carli, a chinchilla, and her wolf husband in ''WebComic/SabrinaOnline''.
** Also, Thomas' parents.
* The Girl and The Fed in ''AGirlAndHerFed''. The tall, bulky Fed is initially afraid he might hurt the diminutive girl in a fit of anger...but she can actually beat him up.
* Jasmine and Chook in ''TheBarePit'' ({{NSFW}}).
* A (presumably) Non-romantic example in ''{{Goblins}}: Life through their Eyes'' with an [[http://goblins.keenspot.com/d/20090315.html Ogre and a Kobold.]]
* Largo and Pirogoeth from ''Webcomic/MegaTokyo''.
* ''{{Chirault}}''. Kiran is average-sized, but his MoralityPet Teeko is a young girl--and she's been shrunk to a few inches in height by a stray magic spell.
* [[BigfootSasquatchAndYeti Rocko]] & [[CuteMonsterGirl Molly]], for the brief time that they were sort-of-together, in ''TheInexplicableAdventuresofBob.''
* While Reinhold in ''DominicDeegan'' isn't exactly ''huge'' for a human knight, Kiya is probably one of the lightest orcs ever seen.
* Both the Kings and Queens of ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' gain power and change shape as players join their game. But while the Queens retain their more or less human height, the Kings grow with each change until they're mountain-crushing colossi.
** And it's [[TinyGuyHugeGirl the other way around]] with the Black Queen and Jack Noir, who stands a head shorter than her at least.
** It is very surprising to see CheerfulChild Nepeta and CulturedBadAss Equius standing together, [[http://mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=004441 exactly the same height]], given the stereotypes that they represent, although it really should be expected since they are [[PaletteSwap all based on the same sprite]] and are all 6 sweeps (13 years) old.
* Murray and Camille, the OfficialCouple of ''Webcomic/BloodyUrban''. Murray is the tallest character in the series. Camille barely reaches his chest.
* Annie Chang and Thomas Kensington in ''Webcomic/{{Pulse}}''. SuperheroSchool student, PoweredArmor wearing Annie is 5' 3"- her non-super-powered love interest, metalworker Thomas is 6'.
* {{Invoked}} by [[http://www.shiftylook.com/comics/katamari/tough-cousins Macho and Ichigo's]] introduction in the ''Webcomic/{{Katamari}}'' webcomic. Using YourSizeMayVary, she becomes tiny enough to jump all over her GentleGiant cousin, finally settling down on top of his head.
* ''Webcomic/{{The Monster and The Girl}}'': Kenrick-the-Monster is described as 2.27 metres (7'7" tall), Mayu (the Girl) is [[http://themonsterandthegirl.thecomicseries.com/comics/7/ child-sized by comparison]]. If not for her big hair and high heels, she'd be barely half his height.
* ''Webcomic/{{Crankrats}}'': Jack is [=6'7''=] and Maddy is [=5'5''=].
* Richard Olsen and Sophie in ''Webcomic/{{The Overture}}''. Richard towers over most adults and he's still growing. With hair extensions, Sophie barely reaches his stomach.
* ''[[{{Webcomic/Morphe}} morphE]]'' has one of the guards of the manor, Malloy, protecting his fellow mind mage Asia Ellis. Asia's sprite goes about 3/5's of the way to the top of the frame. Malloy's is too big and his hair is out of frame.
* Myces from ''Webcomic/FairyDust'' has a 40cm fairy mother and a 2,20m troll father. How they managed to conceive is a question that was asked, but never answered.
* The author of ''Webcomic/{{Miamaska}}'' was dismayed to hear that this trope existed. According to his Tumblr, he specifically gave the characters Amity and Trosce a huge difference in both size and age as a shipping ''deterrent'' (he intended to give them a LikeBrotherAndSister relationship later on). A friend had to warn him later that many fans actually find a height difference incredibly cute, but by then it was too late.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* In ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'', while this is not normally looked at in a romantic way, Bayview (V4's school) has an abnormally tall population. The current average height of a female student is a relatively normal 5'5"...the male population on the other hand has the average height of 6'2.
* While not a couple, this is the ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'' and ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick'': Doug is 6'0, Lindsay is 5'2. Especially noticeable in the ''{{Ferngully}}'' review where they're fighting; while the Chick moves around a lot, the Critic never gets up from his chair.
** In ''WebVideo/SuburbanKnights'', when everyone is revealed in their costumes, Lindsay is dwarfed by ''everyone''.
* Lucy (5'7") and Michael (8'0") of ''Vampire Quest'', Peri (4'7") and Leto (5'9" and growing) of Necromancy Quest both ViridianDreamsQuests.
* Norse and Elly of TheTournamentOfRings are 10'5" and 4'2" respectively.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' had Kole and G'Nark.
* From Disney's ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'', Goliath and Demona, before Demona turned evil and stuff. Later, Goliath and Eliza Maza, a human, which is more BeastAndBeauty, but the brief moments in the episode "Mirror, Mirror, when both had been the same species (both ways, even) showed the trope prove true. And then Broadway with Angela.
** The size difference between Oberon and Titania is less extreme, but noticeable enough to count as well.
* Common in the {{DCAU}} partially due to the art style which tends towards slim women and heavily-built men
** GreenLantern and Hawkgirl.
** Comicbook/{{Aquaman}} and Mera.
** From ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'': [[http://www.worldsfinestonline.com/WF/batman/tnba/bios/babydoll/08.jpg Baby Doll and Killer Croc]]. She's really [[OlderThanTheyLook an adult]], but that's still a ''serious'' CrackPairing.
** Onyx and Puff, from ''StaticShock''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' has Gumball's parents; Richard (a big, fat pink rabbit) and Nicole (a significantly smaller blue cat). Nicole isn't particularly short, but next to her husband (who's bigger than the whole rest of the family put together), she definitely looks it.
* On ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold,'' [[MixAndMatchCritters B'wana Beast]] is about a foot and a half taller and three times as wide as his girlfriend, [[AllYourPowersCombined Vixen]].
* ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'' has a non-romantic one in Tohru and Jade (who can climb Tohru).
* Matrix and [=AndrAIa=] from ''ReBoot''.
* WesternAnimation/DaveTheBarbarian and his sister [[HeroicComedicSociopath Fang.]] She's a [[IncrediblyLamePun ''little'']] bit [[BerserkButton tense about her size]].
* Maul and Voodoo from ''{{Wildcats}}''.
* ''WesternAnimation/RobotechTheShadowChronicles'' has Vince and Jean Grant, Bowie's parents and characters exclusive to the ''{{Robotech}}'' continuity.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' Jorgen Von Strangle and the Tooth Fairy, despite the Tooth Fairy being significantly taller than most of the other fairies.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'', Jack Skellington is about a foot and a half taller than Sally but ''very'' thin ([[DemBones understandably]]).
* [[CanisMajor Timber Wolf]] and [[LittleMissSnarker Phantom Girl]] have this dynamic in the ''WesternAnimation/LegionOfSuperheroes'' (not counting when Timber Wolf transforms into his [[SuperpoweredEvilSide monster form]] where his height nearly doubles), it's more noticeable in Season 2 with Timber Wolf being well over 6' tall and Phantom Girl being around 5'4" or 5'5".
* [[WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom Danny Phantom]] has Jack and Maddie Fenton.
* Lena Mack and any of the sharks from ''StreetSharks''.
* Silverbolt and Blackarachnia in ''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines''.
** Optimus and Elita-1 in ''TransformersAnimated''.
** Sari and Bumblebee are a platonic example due to the mental ages involved. [[MinionShipping Lugnut and Strika]] are an aversion (although their relationship is only mentioned in secondary material) as they're ''both'' massive.
* Rita and Runt from ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' are a non-romantic example.
** [[{{Geek}} Beth]] and [[NotSoImaginaryFriend Brady]]. She also had a crush on [[{{Otaku}} Harold]], who's about twice her height.
* [[BigFun Beezy]] / [[CloudCuckoolander Saffi]] on ''{{Jimmy Two-Shoes}}''.
* Thor and Jane in ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes''.
* In the not-quite-romantic vein, there's ''ActionMan'' with Alex Mann and Fidget Wilson. Fidget's canonical height was 4'11", all the better for Alex Mann to pick up and carry around.
* Bulkhead and Miko in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime''.
** Also from ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'', we have Optimus Prime and Arcee. Arcee, while still large compared to humans, barely makes it up to Optimus's hips.
* The bulky (actually a robot) Octus/Newton and his girlfriend Kimmy in ''SymBionicTitan''.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'', Mikey and Spinelli become a platonic example when they're paired up for a dance recital.
* Mal Duncan and Karen Beecher in ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice''. Exacerbated by the fact that their superhero identities, Guardian and Bumblebee, are a hulking BadassNormal in armor and a yellow-and-black-garbed ''IncredibleShrinkingMan''.
* Big Macintosh is about a full head taller than Cheerilee and twice her build in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' episode "[[Recap/DuckTalesS1E12TopDuck Top Duck]]", Launchpad's father Ripcord is bigger and more muscular than his son, whereas Launchpad's mother Birdy is only half his height.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', Tonraq dwarfs both his wife Senna, and his daughter, the titular Avatar Korra.
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* The males of most mammal species average larger than females, but some species have a particularly large size differential.
* Fossils of ''Australopithecus afarensis'' reveal this trope to be OlderThanDirt, as the males were nearly 50% taller than their female counterparts, such as "Lucy."
** Even older than that, the famous pterosaur ''Pteranodon'' was known to have had this dynamic; male ''Pteranodons'' could have [[GiantFlyer a wingspan of up to eighteen feet]] while their female counterparts had a wingspan of only twelve feet. The males also had larger crests on their heads, with the females having either smaller crests or no crests at all.
* TheNotoriousBIG (6'4 and at least 300 lbs) and LilKim (4'10).
* HaydenPanettiere [[http://thenosebleeds.nextimpulsemedia.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/hayden-panettiere-wladimir-klitschko-florida.jpg and Wladimir Klitschko]]; she's roughly 5'1" and he's 6'6" (and a heavyweight boxing champion), which makes for a height difference of about 17 inches. She actually sort of quoted this trope when on ''Live With Regis And Kelly'' - she told Mr. Philbin and Miss Ripa that when they met their initial conversation went thusly:
-->'''Hayden''': You're ''huge!''
-->'''Wladimir''': You're ''tiny!''
* {{Will|Smith}} and Jada Pinkett Smith. He's 6'2", she's 5' even. Jada Pinkett Smith actually auditioned for the role of Will's girlfriend on ''TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'' but was rejected because of this trope.
* [[Music/SmashingPumpkins Billy Corgan]] (6'4") and TilaTequila (4'11"). That's not even the strangest part of the pairing.
* Billy Corgan (6'4") and Jessica Origliasso (5'1").
* 5'5" Kate Bosworth and 6'4" Alexander Skarsgard.
* Creator/JaredPadalecki (6'4") and his wife Gen (5'4"). [[http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lpsyvmM0S11qh1mp5o1_500.jpg His hand is bigger than her entire face]].
* Practically mandatory in pairs figure skating, due to all the acrobatic lifts and throws required. The greatest disparity on record was a Russian pair where the man was over a foot taller and the girl hadn't yet reached puberty (when she did, the partnership ended).
* Creator/AmyPoehler (5'2") and ex-husband Will Arnett (6'2").
* Former basketball player Shaq and his girlfriend [[http://www.mademan.com/shaqs-pint-sized-girlfriend-nicole-hoops-alexander/ Nicole]].
* Queen Victoria (4'11") and Prince Albert (about 6'0"), and which one of the two was the ruler of the largest empire on Earth and the other was a minor aristocrat who married up?
* Older one: Creator/BettyWhite and Allen Ludden-probably mostly because although he was sort of tall, White looks to be only a couple of inches over 5 feet when she isn't wearing heels.
* [[Music/AvengedSevenfold Jimmy Sullivan]] (6'3") and Leanna [=McFadden=] (5'3")
* There's only one reason for [[http://static.awkwardfamilyphotos.com/wp-content/uploads/cache/2013/02/Size-Doesnt-Matter-e1329193236820/2764997069.jpg this couple]] to be on Awkward Family Photos.
* Music/KylieMinogue and basically any guy she stands next to. Her boyfriend Andre Velencoso is 6'4" and she barely reaches his shoulders ''in heels''.
* While doing promotions for their joint tour together, Music/ChristinaAguilera, who's 5'1, required a stool in order to match Music/JustinTimberlake, who's 6'.
* Behold sci-fi author Creator/DavidWeber [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e4/David_and_Sharon_Weber_at_CONduit_17.png and his wife Sharon]]. He's easily a foot taller and half-again as wide.
* Mary Lou Retton and her husband. You can see footage of them together around [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNruQfIYlO0 2:09]].
* Husband-and-wife acting team Jim Carter and Imelda Staunton. She's barely five feet tall. He's fourteen inches taller. And it is ''adorable''.
* {{Shakira}} (4'11") is married to Spanish footballer Gerard Piqué, who is almost ''17 inches'' taller.
* William the Conqueror (5'10") was considered to be tall for his time, while his wife Matilda is thought to have been only between 4'2" and 5'. She still bore him 8 kids.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mills_Darden Mills Darden]], who if history is to be believed was about 7 feet 6 inches (2.29 m) tall and weighed around 1,000 to 1,100 pounds (450 to 500 kg). His wife Mary was was 4 feet 11 inches (1.50 m) tall and weighed 98 pounds (44 kg). They had seven children.
* New York City mayor Bill de Blasio is 6'5". His wife Chirlane [=McCray=] appears to hover a little over 5'. Both of their kids fall somewhere in between, though his son Dante's massive afro helps [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2397825/New-York-mayoral-hopeful-Bill-Blasio-uses-son-Dantes-awesome-fro-second-campaign-spot.html close the gap somewhat]].
* DeviantART digital artist [[http://honrupi.deviantart.com honrupi]] (5'0) and [[http://phenenas.deviantart.com Phenenas]], her 6'2 boyfriend.
* U.S. pairs figure skaters Marissa Castelli (5'0") and Simon Shnapir (6'4"), who won bronze medals in team skating at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
* Jason Momoa, who provides the ''Game of Thrones'' and ''Stargate'' examples above, also qualifies in real life, as he is married to the 5'2 [[Series/TheCosbyShow Lisa Bonet]].
* Voice acting power couple Creator/TravisWillingham (6-foot-4) and Creator/LauraBailey (5-foot-2).
* Voice actor Creator/TroyBaker (6-foot-3) and his wife Pamela. He's at least a head or more taller than her.
* Butler University basketball player Andrew Smith (6-foot-11) and his wife Samantha (5-foot-1). He was [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2297571/6ft-11in-college-basketball-star-proposes-petite-high-school-sweetheart-nearly-TWO-FEET-shorter-him.html STILL taller than her when he went down on a knee to propose]].
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