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[[caption-width-right:330:Bigger than [[{{Pun}} Treesus]].]]

It's hard enough being a puberty-affected teenager, but the Huge Schoolgirl can't really hide the fact she's so much bigger than everyone. If they don't have the flair, this can leave a character gangly and awkward, especially with the [[{{Kawaisa}} Japanese obsession with cute, short women]].

This installs an enormous physical complex on the character, despite the near [[GenericCuteness guarantee she'll still be quite pretty]]. Also usually coincides with being the most pectorially developed character. A character who comes to terms with their appearance can become beautiful with enough self-esteem. Without that self-esteem, though, you can wind up with an oversized ShrinkingViolet... a Weeping Willow, if you will.

Although this can affect adult women, this trope is much more obvious in high school aged characters; this girl will be obviously taller than her peers, and usually bustier. Otherwise this character can be a tomboy or a domestic type.

A strangely specific aspect of this trope is the actual ''measurement'', usually 170 centimeters tall (about 5'7"). While this can seem like less of a big deal depending on what country you're from -- the average female height in America, according to Wiki/{{Wikipedia}}, is around 164 cm (5'5") using numbers based on self-reported surveys (which contain a lot of heights with shoes on reported), although most medical journals put the average American woman's height at 161 cm or about 5'3", making this trope make more sense. But judging by how many women wear heels, and the dissonance between surveys and medical journals, it seems that tall women are actually seen as desirable -- this measurement is a huge deal in Japan, where the average female height is ''158 cm'', or 5'2", although some medical journals list it as being as short as 156 cm or 5'1".

Wikipedia has a table listing the average heights of men and women in many different countries. According to that table, the average height for men is consistently 10-15 cm taller (about 4"-6") than that of women from the same country. In Japan, a teenage girl of about 170 cm is roughly as tall as an average sized adult Japanese man. In works where it isn't obvious if someone is a huge schoolgirl because there aren't many adult/teenage female characters to compare her to or in settings where average adult heights differ from those in modern Japan, this should be kept in mind.

Oddly enough, although this trope is often in play in teen dramas, "Hollywood Average" height for women is around 5'6" or 5'7", leading to a bit of a TeensAreShort stereotype that's [[RealityIsUnrealistic quite untrue]], as adult height is mostly reached by age 14-15 for boys and 12-13 for girls with at most another inch and a half (but usually an inch or less) to be obtained by age 22 for girls and 25 for boys.

NotToBeConfusedWith DawsonCasting. Compare to StatuesqueStunner, which these girls might become.
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* Shinobu Kandadori, the best friend of Nanako from ''CrayonShinchan'', is basically a (gigantic) male wrestler on a SailorFuku and with pigtails, but she has also a very feminine personality. Even her name is a pun on [[MeaningfulName Shinobu Kandori]], a famous Japanese (female) ex-wrestler and politician.
* ''LovelyComplex'' is built on the premise as the very tall lead girl, Risa Koizumi (5'9" and still growing) compounds the issue by getting a crush on a particularly short boy, Atsushi Otani (5'2").
* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'': Makoto's (Lita, in TheNineties English dub of the [[Anime/SailorMoon anime]]) height (168cm) was one of several explanations for her obsessive need to appear feminine (in the English dub, Lita wasn't feared because she was tall. She was feared because of rumors that she's a bully). She seems not to notice that half of the outer senshi and most of the Starlights [[TheArtifact are actually taller than she is]] [[VagueAge despite not actually being much older]].
** ''WebVideo/SailorMoonAbridged'' has a different take on this, where Jupiter is blatantly voiced as if being [[{{Crossdresser}} a guy in drag]], with JiveTurkey overtones.
** Minako skirts the trope: she's only just shorter than Makoto[[note]]TruthInTelevision: Minako played volleyball in her school, and female volleyball players tend to be taller than the average because of the sport's demands[[/note]], but has never cared about it.
* ''Manga/AirMaster'''s Aikawa Maki (188cm) is quite prominently taller and buffer than most other characters, though this is never commented on.
* Sakaki of ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' (174cm and still growing) has an obsession with tiny cute things and would prefer to be one. She's also a prime example of the Weeping Willow sub-type... She's so [[ShrinkingViolet shy]] and withdrawn even ''talking'' takes an incredible effort on her part -- which ironically reinforces her image as a [[TheStoic cold]], tough {{Delinquent}}.
* Likewise, Maggie Mui (185cm, exactly 6'1") from TV series of ''Anime/ReadOrDie'' is shy and bookish most of the time.
* Ran Asakawa of StrawberryShakeSweet (176cm): although her unusual height is rarely addressed in the manga, she ''is'' remarkably shy and self-conscious. This may be the reason for her boyish, androginous looks.
* While she's not much taller than the others, this is a source of complex for Mio in ''KOn'' She starts sulking when she so much as find out that her hands are slightly bigger than Yui's (who herself has bigger hands than the rest of their bandmates).
--> '''Yui:''' H-Hey! This only means your hand is long, slender and beautiful!
* Paraietta, the tallest of the teenaged-Sybillae from ''{{Simoun}}''. She outright ''towers'' over most of the other girls (nevermind [[{{Lolicon}} Rimone/]][[SpellMyNameWithAnS Limone]]), and the only one with a larger bust than her is the resident ChristmasCake, Dominura.
* Mao Daidouji from ''PrincessNine'' has it doubly bad, being both taller than normal (175cm, almost 5'9") and heavier than normal. When she first appeared, they played a bit of music that sounded like the GiantRobo theme. It helps that the same orchestra was used for both works.
** Seira Morimura (171cm, a little over 5'7") also qualifies for this trope, while Izumi (5'6") and Yuki (5'5") come close. Given the nature of the series, you would expect for everyone to be of about average height or taller, and all of them are. Mao's bulk is what sets her apart more than her height does.
* ''LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru'' has a few.
** Rei Hasekura (''Rosa Foetida en Bouton'') is a Huge Schoolgirl, a {{Bifauxnen}}, and a KendoTeamCaptain, although she prefers domestic interests.
** Kanako Hosokawa is way taller than Rei still, towering almost two heads above most of the rest of the cast. It is compensated by her gentle demeanor and there is no sign that she or others are bothered by her height. For quite a while she even was a serious candidate for becoming Yumi's petite soeur. This was played for humor in the [[{{Omake}} outtakes]] when Kanako was made into a towering giant (pictured above).
* A {{filler}} episode in ''KidouTenshiAngelicLayer'' had Misaki, the small heroine that fears looking weak or losing because of her tiny size, battle a Huge Schoolgirl whose complex led her to a feverish determination to defeat the tiny, cute one.
* Aoyama Motoko in ''LoveHina'', who, at 174 centimeters (around 5'8.5), is taller than the main male protagonist, Keitaro (it's even [[LampshadedTrope lampshaded]] in a chapter of the manga). Exacerbated with being somewhat cold and serious.
* Parodied in Mari from ''ProjectAKo''. Not only is Mari huge for a high school girl (to say the least), she was intentionally designed as a parody of the male hero Ken, of ''FistOfTheNorthStar'', and physically she is a virtual clone of him, if he had breasts and wore a fuku. She even shares some of his signature martial arts moves. The overall comedic effect is compounded by Mari's high-pitched, girlish speaking voice, contrasted by the extremely masculine grunts and various non-speech noises she makes.
* Minami Iwasaki of ''Anime/LuckyStar'', is not particularly tall (163cm), but she was especially notable in the company of her pint-sized friend Yutaka (138cm), to the point that [[YuriFan Hiyori]] finds the OneHeadTaller situation too pretty to avoid. Minami often subverts the trope by quietly expressing her wish to have ''larger'' breasts - [[ACupAngst she is completely flat-chested, and finds this deeply depressing]].
* ''{{Negima}}''--
** Possibly subverted in Kaede (181cm), who despite being the tallest in the class has no complex about nor is it the size issue commented on. This might be explained either because of the high oddity level of the class in general, or it simply being overshadowed by her charmpoint role as a {{ninja}}.
** Similarly, her classmates Mana, [[RobotGirl Chachamaru]], and Akira are pretty tall as well.
** It is eventually shown that she and Mana (184 cm), with both of them also fairly mature-looking for their age, are unable to get their student discounts at the local movie theater, as the ticket saleslady refuses to believe that they are only 14. The "bigness" of several classmates is also pointed out by various characters throughout the series. "What the hell?! Are they really 14-year-old students?" Much of that is due to, er, overdevelopment in the balcony department, if you will.)
** Of course, if Chachamaru ever gets uncomfortable with her size, she can just get a new body! Current models include the standard, one with artificial skin and, for some reason, a loliform. Makes some sort of sense when you consider it is the one that looks closest to her [[YoungerThanTheyLook actual age]].
*** In this series, ''everybody's'' first instinct for disguising themselves is an age change. Chachamaru got the loliform with an upgrade package designed by analyzing the events of the Festival arc, in which she needed a disguise and had to settle for a bulky concealing costume. New ear decorations (everybody's ''second'' instinct for disguise) came included.
** Humorously enough, in the series, at least with Negi's students, age seems to be inversely proportional to physical development. The more loli looking characters, such as Fumika and Evangeline are actually the older ones in the class and the more developed ones like Chizuru and Kaede and the younger ones in the class.
*** This is true, except for between 2 to 4 outliers.
*** Another exception may be Mana, who has made statements implying she's just as old as she looks before declaring she has lied. At least part of one of these statements has been confirmed as true.
*** in Eva's case she is actually physically younger than the rest of the class (she was turned into a vampire as a 10 year old.)dispite being roughly 600 years older than most of the class.
* Hawatari Yuiko in ''{{Loveless}}'', leading Yayoi to consider Ritsuka too short to date her.
* ''{{Eyeshield 21}}'' has this as a SightGag; the members of the "Giants" football team aren't particularly large, but their female cheerleaders are, to the point one of the boys complains that they should be on the team instead. There's also Otohime and Urashima, the captain and vice-captain of the Poseidons' cheer-leading squad who are almost as tall as the 6-foot-and-a-bit linemen.
* The protagonist of the manga ''A Six Feet Girl'' (guess how tall she is).
* Averted in ''{{Sketchbook}}'', where Juju is more than one head taller than most other female cast members. She is still quite the elegant type though, with her drawing skills, guitar playing and singing and you don't get the idea that she or others pay any special attention to her height.
* Ryoko Mitsurugi, the titular character of the manga/anime ''RealBoutHighSchoolSamuraiGirl'', is much admired for her strength and samurai ideals but has a complex about her height - especially since she's (marginally) taller than her crush, who happens to be older than her.
* She's older and out of school, but Milly Thompson from ''{{Trigun}}'' otherwise fits in quite well.
* Probably the ur-example, although admittedly also a parody, is Morumo Shirase from the manga ''Morumo 1/10''. She is a 16-meter-tall schoolgirl ([[spoiler:she's an alien]]) who has to wear advertising banners on her school uniform so her family has enough money to support her. She eventually does receive a treatment to make her human height, but it does nothing to reduce her enormous weight and thus she still crushes the concrete of sidewalks with every step.
* Shiratori Suzune in ''PaniPoniDash'' is 172 cm tall -- she towers above her best friend Otome. The two are {{Jerk Ass}}es to each other, usually about the height difference. Otome calls her a "giant woman", and Suzune loves to poke the top of Otome's head, where she claims there's a pressure point to make her shorter.
** On another note, Zula's not exactly small, either.
* An elementary school version: the {{Bokukko}} Naomi Okuyama from ''Anime/OjamajoDoremi''.
* In ''IkkiTousen'', there's Kyoushou's Kyocho Chuukou (Xu Chu). An extremely tall girl (184cm), in the manga she was [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer bullied by the boys from the judo club]], who refused to believe that she was a woman. [[spoiler: At some point, they corner Chuukou and rip her clothes in the dojo, to see if she's a man or not. When caught by Sousou (Cao Cao), he released his SuperpoweredEvilSide to protect Chuukou, believing they wanted to rape her; she had to use a CooldownHug on him, but it was too late for the boys.]]
* Minato from ''{{Hyakko}}'' is the well-endowed and leggy type, causing her classmate Nene to gush over her--much to her dismay, since she is also painfully shy.
* Remmy from ''ToHeart''. Justified by being half-American.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''--
** Another "out of school but still fitting" character is Lieutenant Isane Koutetsu. She's the tallest female Shinigami at 187 cm tall, which makes her the same height as tall male characters like Renji. A profile in one of the databooks states that when she reached 170 cm, she started to eat rice porridge to keep her from growing, since it has no nutrients. That didn't work out so well. She also has quite an ample bust, and her size makes her a bit embarrassed in the omakes.
** Rangiku Matsumoto is also quite tall. Her official profile states that she's 172 cm, but it's never brought up as an issue with her. Quite the contrary, really; Matsumoto intentionally wears clothes that show off her rather impressive bust line, and the first outfit we see her wearing when she comes to the world of the living is a ''school uniform'' that is about three sizes too small, several layers too tight, the shirt unbuttoned even ''farther'' than her robes go and a dangerously short skirt. And of course, there's that necklace she wears with the [[MaleGaze chain that vanishes into her cleavage]]. It's pretty safe to say Rangiku has ''no'' self-image issues at all.
*** [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation Or so many she is trying to compensate.]]
* Kanako Ohno from ''{{Genshiken}}'', although a university student, also qualifies. She is very tall and busty, in normal circumstances rather shy (to the point of covering up her swimsuit with a long shirt in the beach episode), but exhibitionistic when cosplaying.
** Among the new characters in the new chapters is Risa Yoshitake. Upon her introduction, she was visibly taller than her older sister Rika as well as several male upperclassmen. To top that off, her sister Rika [[spoiler:made her dress as a boy and passed her off as her older brother]] just for fun.
* Funabashi from ''OchaNigosu'' is a rare male version, being an intimidatingly large and scary-looking boy who is a member of his school's tea ceremony club and longs to live "a heartwarming life."
* Seiichirou Kitano in ''Manga/AngelDensetsu'' is another male version, though in his case he's irrepressibly kind and considerate and utterly unaware of his bad reputation.
* In ''AxisPowersHetalia'', Berwald/Sweden is a HUGE BigGuy (speculated to be even taller than Ivan/Russia, who's already 182 cms. tall) with a DeathGlare constantly plastered on his face. However, several strips (specially, the "5 years anniversary" one) show that he's got several traits of the Huge Schoolgirl, personality wise: homely, gentle, reluctant to fight openly if he can help it, and even shy sometimes.
--> '''Sweden''': I wanna say all kinds of nice things... but... (HUGE BLUSH)... 'm embarr'ssed!
--> '''Finland''': Hey! Su! Whoa, are you okay?!
** [[TeamMom Ukraine]] and [[CoolBigSis Belgium]] may or may not fit under this. Neither have an official height, but Belgium's profile calls her tall and is sometimes drawn as tall as France (about 175cm/5'9") in official artwork, but only comes up to her brother Netherlands' shoulder (although he is TheBigGuy). Ukraine on the other hand appears to be about 168cm/5'6"-5'7" in comparison to her younger sister Belarus. Both of them have traits of this trope without the official heights, with Belgium being prone to HeroicSelfDeprecation and Ukraine being somewhat of a FragileFlower.
* Tsukishima Botan from ''{{Change 123}}'' is a huge schoolgirl. She dislikes it, wanting to be 'normal' like the other girls in her class, and can be mistaken for a boy at first glance.
* Kanako from ''[[MariaHolic Maria+ Holic]]'' satisfies this; she is much taller than her classmates, who comment on her height.
* Yuna ''Manga/{{Onidere}}'' is pretty and tall, but she's a gang member who [[DualWielding uses two]] [[WoodenKatanasAreEvenBetter bokken]] and uses her size to intimidate.
* The Grand Prize goes to Mana from ''Manga/SuperDreadnoughtGirl4946''. On her first day of school, she becomes defensive when called ''50m'' tall (she's [[TitleDrop 49m, 46cm]] thankyouvery''much'').
* Ishidou Natsuo from ''{{Teppu}}'' is another embodiment of this trope. First year in high school, she is 182cm tall, as it is often commented on. However, the real trouble is her natural talent in sports, which brings people to hate her. Arguably, this is the cause of her being a {{Jerkass}}. Or maybe is the opposite?
** To make things worse, she is approached by a [[GenkiGirl cheerful]] girl to join her MMA club.
* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}: Legends'': [[spoiler: In the episode ''The Babysitter'', Spartan Cal-141 could qualify as this. Due to her augmentations, she towers over the (all male) members of the squad of [[SpaceMarine ODST]]s she accompanies. This gets to the point that they do not even realize that she is female until her SamusIsAGirl moment.]]
* Haruka Shiraishi from ''{{Chu-Bra}}'' is more developed than every other student at their school. She's only in middle school, so this really makes her stand out.
* Namiko in ''GAGeijutsukaArtDesignClass'' is larger than her classmates. She seldom raises the insecurity thing, but Nodamiki often reminded us that, in fact, she does, and that is ''why'' Namiko [[NonuniformUniform always wears a big belt and never wears the school blazer to school]].
* From ''{{WORKING}}'', Souta's youngest sister, Nazuna, is really tall for a twelve year-old, standing shoulder-to-shoulder with her brother and sisters, who are in high school and working adults respectively.
* [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/franken_fran/v05/c034/17.html Taken to its logical extreme]] when a giant washes ashore in ''FrankenFran''. The owners of the property dress her in a giant SailorFuku to attract tourists. A literally huge schoolgirl.
** There was also a chapter about a giant, morbidly obese schoolgirl who asked Fran to help her losing weight.
* Koma-chan from ''SketDance'' is very huge and strong (and buxom!), but on the other hand she is also very ladylike and a desperately shy girl. HilarityEnsues from the fact that whenever she is embarrassed, she is [[PowerIncontinence not able to control her strength]].
** Turns out it's genetic.
* Saori from ''LightNovel/OreNoImoutoGaKonnaNiKawaiiWakeGaNai'' is a subversion of this and the socially-inept {{Otaku}} stereotype; she's fifteen years old, [[NiceGirl cheerful, friendly]], and even helps the eponymous little sister to be comfortable with being an {{Otaku}}. The height issue isn't even brought up.
** At least in the anime, she does mention it makes {{cosplay}} a little [[CrackIsCheaper pricier]]. [[spoiler:Good thing she's [[SecretlyWealthy loaded]]]].
*** It gets a brief mention in the second anime when one of her sister's friends mentions that she's huge.
* Sumire from ''KimiWaPetto'' often has trouble because she is taller and more highly educated than her male coworkers, which they find intimidating.
* Mizuki of AiOreLoveMe, as well as her female bandmates, is a tall girl with a boyish look. Ironically, Akira, their male bandmate and Mizuki's boyfriend, is small and was (at least once) described as the only one in the band to actually ''look'' like a girl.
* At 172 cm, Lisa from ''Manga/PopcornAvatar'' is this for her age group (16 years). Somewhat justified in her case, as she's not only a foreigner (though raised in Japan), but has genetics on her side, as a later chapter reveals that her father Daniel is huge.
* Sotomura from ''Manga/WaratteSotomuraSan''. This is one of the reasons she's often mistaken for a delinquent.
* {{Deconstructed|trope}} by Detective Tsukino of ''Manga/KotouraSan''. She was one while going through high school, which made her an easy target for bullying. [[spoiler:This is a reason why she has a SplitPersonality, her evil personality was in charge or revenge and was also the perp of the physical assaults on school girls in the latter third of the anime.]]
* In ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer'', Nonna is the tallest of the high school cast, at 172 centimeters tall. As such her friend and commander, the diminutive [[TinyTyrannicalGirl Katyusha]] likes riding on her shoulders to appear taller than everyone else. In the ''Motto Love Love Sakusen Desu'' manga, after Katyusha remarks that she's still above most Pravda students, [[TemptingFate Nonna comments that those taller than her are rare]]. At this point, a hulking female student who is even taller than Nonna arrives, and Katyusha stands up on Nonna's shoulders to get above her.
* Toyone from ''{{Manga/Saki}}'' is 197 cm tall as a third-year in high school, making her not only taller than her teammates (which includes the very short Kurumi), but taller than many adults.
* Rina Takamiya from ''Manga/KaitouSaintTail'' is visibly taller than all but one of her classmates (two after Asuka jr. hit his growth spurt). Differently from most examples, not only she has an ''enormous'' self-esteem (to the point that one of the rare moments where she didn't appear completely in control and self-assured was when she noticed her crush Asuka jr. had a growth spurt ''and was now taller''), but actually manages to sell her height as a ''charm point''.
* Given that she's a ''centaur'', Himeno from ''Manga/CentaurNoNayami'' is bigger than all the girls in her class, and even most of the guys. There's also Sasasul, a snake-girl whose long neck makes her even taller than Hime.
* Kagari Ayaka of ''Manga/WitchCraftWorks'' is listed at 197cm, which allows her to [[http://www.batoto.net/read/_/80446/witch-craft-works_ch12_by_animexis/7 tower over]] her love interest Honoka and just about everyone else. The anime version reduces the difference to about half a head.
* In the ''Anime/BlackRockShooter'' OVA, while Yomi Takanashi isn't ''that'' tall, she is a head taller than Mato, and Mato points out their size difference. Yomi also admits to having a complex about her height.
* Anetai Toyone from ''{{Manga/Saki}}''. She officially stands at 197cm (6'5") tall, making her tower over everyone else, adults and her fellow students alike.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ArchieComics has Ethel, who is something of an exaggerated version, as she's somewhat taller than most of the boys.
* SheHulk is 7 feet tall, but long past her school days in the core MarvelUniverse. However, in the alternate continuity of ''Marvel Her-oes'', she ''is'' a schoolgirl who fits this trope.
* {{Gen13}}'s Caitlin Fairchild was originally a mousy, awkward 5'4" bookworm. Her powers caused her to gain super strength, nigh invulnerability, and about twelve inches of height. Her shy nature is compounded by the fact that besides being so tall her powers also [[HeroicBuild "filled out" her body frame]] to near ridiculous proportions ([[MostCommonSuperpower even for a comic heroine]]).
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* From ''Fanfic/LuckyStarAfterStory'', we have original character Tomoyo Yoshida. She stands at an impressive 174 centimeters tall (between 5'8" and 5'9"), meeting the qualifications for Huge Schoolgirl status.
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[[folder:Film]]
* Jenny from ''Famine'' appears to be about a head taller than almost all the other characters.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* In the ForgottenRealms book ''Pool of Radiance'', Shal Bal, a young wizard's apprentice in possession of a ring of wishing [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor carelessly wishes]] that she was strong enough to unload her horse by herself, causing her to grow until she is strong enough. It never states how exactly large she grows, although it says she is a few hands taller than her friend (Who is said to be a little bit over 6'). She thinks of herself as ugly now, but once it switches to her up-and-coming companions point of view, he points out (to himself and the audience, not to her) that she is still very attractive, assuming one is not intimidated by a woman who is larger (and probably stronger) than oneself.
* In the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series, the vast physical size of Millicent Bulstrode is an ongoing joke in the second book.
** During the Yule Ball shenanigans in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire Goblet of Fire]]'', Harry gets asked out by a girl he describes as a foot taller than him (though he's probably exaggerating) and is nervous about turning down lest she punch him out.
* Enid Nightshade in the ''WorstWitch'' book series was described as very large and shy, though really she had a secret evil (ish) spark that she used her size and relative newness to the school to disguise, much to Worst Witch Mildred's chagrin. In the live action series, however, Enid was played be a very small (and more visibly spunky) actress.
* Calliope in ''{{Middlesex}}'' was about 5'10" even before she turned fourteen. Though, in this case, she had some [[{{Hermaphrodite}} unusual circumstances]] to explain it.
* Literature/{{Discworld}}'s Lady Sybil Vimes seems to have been this when she was younger.
** There's also Ludmilla Cake, Mrs Evadne Cake's daughter. Mrs Cake is short, plump, has enough force of personality to loom over absolutely ''anyone'', regardless of height, and is the terror of most of Ankh-Morpork's officials. Ludmilla, on the other hand, is big, tall, and strong, and has spent her whole life trying desperately to shrink inside herself and ''not'' loom. This may be an understandable by-product of living with Mrs Cake, but it's quite hard to do when you're also a werewolf.
* A "PostModern FairyTale" book featured a very tall, rather butch princess whose parents arranged an EngagementChallenge for princes who had to be, if I recall correctly, stronger, taller, and [[UnfortunateImplications smarter]] (in this case more mechanically inclined) than she was. The prince in the lead was a virtual [[NoodlePeople Noodle Person]], however [[spoiler: the princess fell for that guy's helicopter pilot who was as smart as she was but shorter and obviously not as strong. Naturally, it's revealed that the prince and the 'copter pilot had switched places, and happily-ever-afters were had by all.]]
* One Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse ''Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures'' novel gives Fitz a GirlOfTheWeek who's at least 6'6" and a little self-conscious about it. Having never met anyone outside of her household before, as she's [[UglyCute deformed]] and lives in a {{dystopia}} where that's a big problem, she's a bit less embarrassed than you'd expect considering the fact she's also a ShrinkingViolet. Being so incredibly sheltered also causes her to call Fitz "beautiful" when she first sees him; he's not all that terribly attractive and so turns bright red. Now there's a cute image -- TheIngenue, towering over the ChivalrousPervert, makes him go beet-red. Right?
* ''Literature/ProtectorOfTheSmall'''s protagonist Keladry. is a borderline example. The first openly female page, in four years she went from five feet one inch to five feet seven inches, and she's described as being a big girl, thick-waisted and well-muscled. Of course, the ''other'' pages were male, growing a little later in life. Many of them started off smaller than her and ended up taller.
* Daja in the ''Literature/CircleOfMagic'' books is much taller than her foster siblings, who include a boy, for most of their growing up, not to mention extremely muscular because she's a blacksmith.
* Eri in Kuroda Kenji's ''Persona Detective'' is tall (and skinny and flat-chested), self-conscious, and perpetually boyfriendless. She concludes that looking at someone from below just isn't an attractive angle -- after all, no matter how nicely she may dress or do her hair, people can still see up her nose.
* Laura Danker in ''AreYouThereGodItsMeMargaret'' is both taller than the boys in her class and bustier than the other girls, and is used to impart AnAesop about how girls who develop early are often presumed to be "slutty" based solely on appearance.
* Ursula Riggs of ''Big Mouth & Ugly Girl''. She's an athlete, playing on her school's basketball team. She used to swim as well, until she heard someone make a "thunder thighs" comment and became uncomfortable about wearing a bathing suit.
* Thanks to the AppliedPhlebotinum of [[spoiler:[[HalfHumanHybrid "mixed" lineage]]]], [[Literature/TheDunwichHorror Wilbur Whateley]] grows to [[ExaggeratedTrope almost seven feet tall at the age of twelve]], and is nine feet tall by the time he finally dies. [[note]](This also happens to be [[BizarreAlienBiology the least strange thing about his corpse]].)[[/note]] He's [[FriendlessBackground not a very popular child]], either ([[TheAntichrist and for good reason]]), but [[MisanthropeSupreme he doesn't really care]].
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* In ''YoSoyBettyLaFea'' there is Sandra Patiño, whose complex in being this trope is as big and tall as her. Because everyone used [[ButtMonkey to pick on her]] because of her height, she is [[HairTriggerTemper extremely prone to random acts of aggression]] if [[BerserkButton minimally provoked]]. She's specially frustrated because she decided to only marry a man who were taller than her, something she has yet to find, leading her to a ChristmasCake existence she constantly complains against.
* In ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' a young Lindsay Bluth complains to her much smaller [[spoiler: not really]] twin brother about being so much bigger than the other kids at school [[spoiler: Lindsay is, in fact, several years older than her classmates, unbeknownst to anyone but her parents and once prospective adoptive father Stan Sitwell]]
* Jessie from ''SavedByTheBell'' is so distressed about her height that she has a nightmare where she doesn't stop growing.
* ''{{Miranda}}'' Hart became a comedienne to capitalise on her height (6"1') and general air of apologetic awkwardness. Her self-titled TV show revolves around this, with lovely visual gags like her mother being played by the petite Patricia Hodge and her best friend being only just over five feet tall.
* Moze on ''NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide''. Her side of the '''Guide to Your Body''' specifically dealt with her self-consciousness about her height. According to Lindsey Shaw's current (12/2007) [=IMDb=] page she is 5'7" (170cm), two years after the episode was made.
* ''SummerHeightsHigh''? As with [[YouLookFamiliar all three]] of the comic characters in the [[FauxDocumentary show]] (the rest of the cast are a collection of InnocentBystanders) [[AlphaBitch Ja'mie]] is played by Chris Lilley, and towers over the rest of the (actual teenaged and female) schoolgirls.
** Also with his other teenaged character, Jonas, although that can be handwaved in the fact that he's a native of Tonga.
* ''That70sShow'' has Donna Pinciatti, who's confident and more of a StatuesqueStunner; and Big Rhonda, who is shy and awkward.
* Destiny in ''OneLifeToLive'' overlaps between this and HollywoodPudgy. She's not that ''tall'' but gets bullied for her weight and the fact that they shoot her from the perspective of her [[strike:boy]]friend who's in a wheelchair means she gets the HitlerCam a lot.
* TheReveal from the TV movie ''I Was A Teenage Faust''. [[spoiler: Model/actress Twyla Day used to be tall, gangly Su Su Hiltz before she sold her soul.]]
* Chummy on ''Series/CallTheMidwife'' is a post-school example, though her first episode, where she arrives at Nonnatus House and learns the ropes as a midwife, serves much the same purpose.
* Dorothy from ''GoldenGirls'' was this in her teen years, as was Bea Arthur in real life, who was initially picked on for her height but became popular when her razor wit spawned hilarious comebacks.
* In ''Series/TheWorstYearOfMyLifeAgain'', Big Hannah is a minor character who is this trope and little else.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* Natsu Ayuhara from the ''VideoGame/RivalSchools'' series of fighters is not only the tallest female in the cast, but at 182cm (just under 6 feet) taller than a good number of the male characters as well. She often remarks about how most boys are often afraid of her because of her size, with the exception of her [[TheMasochismTango on-again, off-again boyfriend]] Shoma (who coincidentally is Natsu's [[TheNapoleon polar opposite]] - and she likes to pick on him for this).
** Well, she's the captain of the volleyball team. That certainly helps her case.
* Roleplay example: While she's still quite petite, the strong, scarred and angry {{tsundere}} in ''Kokoro'' has a very similar complex.
* Asihara Kyoko from ''{{Crescendo}}'', who is described as being 5'8"/172,7 cms. Roughly as tall as the male protagonist Ryo.
* Senba Uzuki from ''AkaiIto'' is about 170 cm. tall, much taller than the heroine.
* Lilly Satou from ''KatawaShoujo'' is 172cm tall, which [[http://shimmie.katawa-shoujo.com/post/view/1315?#8880 according]] to WordOfGod, makes her taller than the male protagonist, who is [[http://shimmie.katawa-shoujo.com/post/view/1315?#8920 171cm tall]]. But then again, she's of [[ButNotTooForeign foreign ancestry]]
* VideoGame/{{Iji}}, from the game of the same name, is 6'3"; ironically, considering the [[{{BFG}} weapon she totes around]] (designed for aliens who are seven feet tall at minimum), she's frequently mistaken for a case of SmallGirlBigGun.
* The 3rd stage boss of the old Technos beat-'em-up ''Nekketsu Kouha {{Kunio kun}}'' (Renegade in the US) isn't just a huge schoolgirl, she's huge, '''period''' (think Andre The Giant in a seifuku).
* Though not a high school student (and actually an adult), Ronnie Bell of ''{{Suikoden}}'' is often teased or feared about her height, leading to the nickname "Giant Woman", which she finds incredibly irritating.
* Neither teenager nor in school, but [[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Yuugi Hoshiguma's]] usual outfit greatly resembles a cross between a gym uniform and a long pleated skirt, and fan art frequently has her going either way for {{Fanservice}} reasons. Being an oni, she is also usually drawn head and shoulders ([[MostCommonSuperpower and certain other things]]) above everybody else in the series.
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[[folder:VisualNovels]]
* Sakura Oogami of VisualNovel/DanganRonpa is about ''six foot three'', easily towering over all her classmates, and her best friend frequently has to remind people that "Sakura-chan is a girl too!" She's not just tall, but also a wrestler, with the build you'd expect. While she seems proud of her strength, she also gets a bit sad when people forget that she "has a maiden's heart."
** To a lesser extent, Kyoko Kirigiri is about 175.3 cm, or 5'9''.
* Kyoko from VisualNovel/CrescendoEienDatoOmotteItaAnoKoro stands at 5'8", or about 172 cm. Naturally, this makes her very self conscious.
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* In ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'', a teenage Oasis was a Huge Gymnast. Specifically, her legs were long and thin, while the other gymnasts' were short and bulging with muscles. [[http://sluggy.com/daily.php?date=991007 They called her a freak]], naturally.
* In ''ScaryGoRound'', bookish wallflower Erin Winters mistakenly drinks an experimental growth serum and acquires Amazonian proportions (and hair). This causes her great distress, until she starts getting even with bullies, trouncing all the other girls at field hockey, and threatening her romantic rival with a beating.
** Also worth mentioning is one of the aforementioned bullies, called Big Lindsay.
* The ''Webcomic/MegaTokyo'' fandom were calling Ninamori ''Tall Girl'' for a long time before she was given a name, with a few comments from readers who thought she was drawn with poor perspective.
* [[RubysWorld Ruby's World's titular protagonist]] is a fantastically exaggerated version of this trope, at 9'1" and 270 lbs. following her transformation. Her personality is a mixture between ShrinkingViolet and BewareTheNiceOnes .
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* Two ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'' examples, both from V3. Dacey Ashcroft and Afra Jacinth, 6ft 1" and 6ft 2" respectively. The latter is very gawky and awkward, wheras the former pretends to be/ gives the illusion of being a boy. There was also Amanda Jones in v1, who stood at a towering 6'4.
** And then v4 gives us Raina Morales, who stands at ''6'6"''
* ''Literature/TalesOfMU'':
** The nymph Amaranth is over six feet tall.
** Pala, despite being a college student, comes off as a mixture of this trope and StatuesqueStunner. Of course, her own perspective is the inverse of this trope; as a storm giant, she is rather ''small'' in her own estimation, even as she awkwardly towers over everyone else at MU.
* ''Literature/{{Worm}}'': Taylor Hebert, the fifteen year-old protagonist, is [[WordOfGod 5'8"]] at the start of the series, and grows slightly over the course of the series.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* "Big Patty" from ''HeyArnold''. And [[http://sarajaye.superbusnet.com/Pictures/sheenacompare.PNG Sheena.]]
* Pearl from ''SpongeBobSquarePants''. An ordinary teenager, except she's a whale. [[ObliviousAdoption Whose father is a crab.]]
* In ''{{Catscratch}}'', one of Human Kimberly's friends is an inexplicably gigantic girl. Not just tall, her head takes up about a fourth of the room. Probably some kind of parody.
* Ingrid from ''MyGymPartnersAMonkey'' is a Huge Schoolgirl. Of course, she's a giraffe.
* Lupe from ''FanboyAndChumChum''.
* Princess Oom from ''WesternAnimation/PlanetSheen''.
* Using the known height of Alejandro (6'0") as a reference, [[LoonyFan Sierra]] from ''[[WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland Total Drama World Tour]]'' stands 6'3"— she surpassed [[AlphaBitch Heather]] as the tallest girl on the show, and only three of the guys (Owen, Geoff and DJ) are taller!
** Most of the other girls are notably tall, though; Lindsay is about 5'6" and at least Heather and Katie are taller than her.
* Gretchen from ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' is just about one of the tallest girls in school.
* Francine Rhenquist from ''TheSimpsons'' episode, "Bye Bye Nerdie". Not to mention that she's a school bully (on impulse) who only beats up the smart kids.
* Wendy Corduroy from ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' is awfully tall for a fifteen-year-old girl. On the Gravity Falls Gossiper podcast [[WordOfGod Alex Hirsch]], in-character as Grunkle Stan, blames it on "freak lumberjack genes".
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* ElleFanning is 14 (as of 2012) and 5' 8", taller than her older sister [[Creator/DakotaFanning Dakota]] who's 18.
* 6'10" (and growing) 16-year-old [[http://www.oprah.com/oprahshow/Meet-Bubbles-The-Worlds-Tallest-16-Year-Old-Girl Marvadene "Bubbles" Anderson.]] Her final height is expected to be around 7'1". Naturally, she plays basketball and wants to be in the WNBA.
* Yurina Kumai of Japanese pop group [[HelloProject Berryz Koubou]] is 178 cm (5'10") tall. Remember, the average female height in Japan is 158 cm (5'2").
* Presumably, 6'2" [[Film/JulieAndJulia Julia Child]] and her sister. Both fall for guys shorter then they are, despite Julia attempting to set her sister up with a tall guy (Sister: "What's he like?" Julia: [[DamningWithFaintPraise "He's... tall..."]]).
* The customers of [[http://www.tallgirlshop.com/ Tall Girl Shop]].
* TaylorSwift. She's 5'11".
* Creator/SophieTurner, who plays Sansa Stark on ''Series/GameOfThrones''. She's only 15 (as of 2011) and she's already 5'9".
* Former Wrestling/{{WWE}} Superstar {{Chyna}} used to feel this way about her 5'10" stature. She mentioned one incident during a fitness competition, when most of the other girls were petite wispy things that weren't more than 5'4". They showed a wide shot of all the contestants, she thought she looked like an an adult sneaking into a children's matinee. "Pardon me, miss, but you definitely look over 12 years old."
** Also Stacy Keibler, who is 5'11".
** [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]] had a partial example. Since he was already, 6'3" and 225 pounds when he was in high school, he had trouble meeting people (especially girls) since so many people assumed he was a really badly disguised undercover cop.
* ''Series/TrueLife'' recently profiled a girl like this in the episode "I'm The Big Girl". Holley Mangold, sister of NFL center Nick Mangold, was 5'8" and was over 300 pounds. Her favorite sports included American football and weightlifting. She ended up competing in weightlifting in the 2012 Olympics and came in tenth, competing while injured.
* ZendayaColeman, who plays Rocky on ''ShakeItUp'', is 16 as of September 2012 and is already 5'10". It's most likely genetics since she's said that her mother is 6'4".
* Missy Franklin, winner of 4 gold medals in the London Olympic games of 2012, is 6'1" tall, and being born in 1995, she won those medals being 17 years old at the time.
* Creator/PeytonRList (Emma on ''Series/{{Jessie}}'' and Holly in the ''Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKid'' movies) is 16 and 5'6''.
* A rare male example was Pete Steele of TypeONegative, who was very self-conscious of his 6'6" height. To the point where most of the band's photoshoots were taken with him sitting down or were from an angle where you can't tell just how much he towered over his bandmates.
* TaylorMomsen was 5'8" at 14 when GossipGirl started.
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