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->''"Get ready for Franchise/{{Gundam}} like you've never seen it before!... [[FunSize Really cute and tiny]]!"''
-->-- '''PeterCullen''' promo for ''Anime/SDGundamForce''


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An artistic style in anime that is generally considered both "[[{{Kawaisa}} cutesy]]" and humorous, in which a character is rendered in a shorter, blobby and rounder form, somewhat resembling a caricature of themselves as a tiny yet plump toddler.

Although most commonly used in parody or as part of promotional material, it can be found in some shows at points of extreme comedy/slapstick, or when characters are seen to be acting extremely "cute" or immature. This use of ArtisticAge can mask the true age of characters, making forty somethings and fourteen year olds seem the same age.

Also known as "chibi" (Japanese for "small") in some circles, although not just confined to anime -- it's a very common form of FanArt. Name any popular character, chibi exists of them. In fact, it's almost as common as RuleThirtyFour.

In older video games with small characters compared to screen, Super-Deformed style was used mainly due to graphical limitations so a head size wouldn't be just a single pixel. In newer games, characters in cutscenes or character portraits will still depict them in more realistic proportions (for an example, in ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' and ''VideoGame/CaveStory''). See GraphicsInducedSuperDeformed for that.

Compare TopHeavyGuy and PuniPlush. Contrast to NoodlePeople. See also BigHeadMode.

A SubTrope of FunSize.

Not to be confused with [[{{Gonk}} an extremely deformed character]].
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[[folder:Advertising]]
* Around 2009, Kellogg dropped its Creator/DonHertzfeldt-inspired "Crazy Good" ad campaign for Pop-Tarts toaster pastries in favor of "Made for Fun", which has super-deformed CGI children along with far-less-deformed adults. But then you realize that the kids' heads are ''bigger'' than those of the adults, and the only [[EpilepticTree conclusion you can draw]] is that adults in this world don't eat Pop-Tarts. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDkjWHuX0u0 This video]] exposes the FridgeLogic.
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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* At least a quarter of ''DragonHalf'' is spent with various characters -- up to and including the story's BigBad -- Super-Deformed.
* ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'', naturally, plays this to total exhaustion.
* The magic knights of ''MagicKnightRayearth'' punctuate their rather serious situation with occasional brief forays into Super-Deformed comedy.
* The deities and demons in ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' can transform into multiple Super-Deformed miniatures of themselves. There is also a spinoff of ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' called ''Anime/TheAdventuresOfMiniGoddess'' which concentrates solely on the goddesses' miniature selves (and a rat of their acquaintance).
* Similarly, the trainee angels and demons in ''{{Wish}}'' have chibi forms; Angels being full-size during the day and chibi in the night, and vice versa for the demons.
* ''RozenMaiden'' contrasts its characters' elegant designs with ventures into Super-Deformed states.
* In ''TheWallflower'' when Sunako is in one of her darker moods (i.e., almost all the time) she is shown in Super-Deformed style. She only looks normal when she is kicking ass in one form or another.
** She later gains a "hybrid" form, that is sort of "elegant chibi".
* Displayed and somewhat subverted in ''FushigiYuugi''. For most of the characters, it's simply an artistic style; for the shape-shifting Chichiri, comments by other characters imply he actually takes on that appearance, or at least the height.
* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' characters (particularly Usagi) often lapse into chibi style.
* Happens occasionally in ''LoveHina''.
* ''SchoolRumble'', too, uses this with some frequency.
* Some of the episodes of ''KimiGaNozomuEien'' had short comedy sketches after the closing credits starring chibi versions of "Ayu-Ayu" and "Mayu-Mayu", an interesting contrast to the generally serious nature of the anime itself.
* The characters of ''Manga/HighSchoolKimengumi'' spend almost half of their time in chibi form.
* Surprisingly prevalent in ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}''. ''SD Gundam'' is a sub-franchise in and of itself with model kits, shows, and games. Some stories (like the comedy shorts and ''BBSenshiSangokuden'') have the super-deformed mecha as characters who talk and interact with super-deformed human characters, while in others (like the ''SDGundamGGeneration'' games) the mecha are still piloted weapons as normal. Interestingly, the design of the super-deformed MS has evolved over time: in earlier works they had proportions like regular SD characters, while later works like ''SDGundamForce'' and ''MSSaga'' use a less exaggerated version where the head and torso are large but the limbs are still detailed and jointed, making them more reasonable.
* ''Literature/FromTheNewWorld'' has an online show that defines characters and terms hosted by super-deformed versions of Saki and Squealer. Check it out [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=RhdP0acmm-k here]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=TQ_Am7Tl2RU here.]]
* ''PrinceOfTennis'' occasionally has entire episodes devoted to showing the adventures of the super-deformed main characters in alternate universes. When the first of these gag episodes was shown just before a much-anticipated showdown, it cemented the show's reputation as one of the most bi-polar creations in all of anime.
* Ginji of ''GetBackers'' sometimes becomes super-deformed for extended periods of time, even when the rest of the characters are drawn normally. Other characters even comment on it in the manga.
* The ''TokyoMewMew'' manga includes a few side stories called ''Petite Mew Mew'', set in a fantasy land and involving kid/chibi versions of the major characters playing in a kindergarten.
* Used ''heavily'' in ''KareKano''. The female lead spends at least half her time onscreen in this form.
* Very frequently appears in the ''PrettySammy'' series.
* ''BambooBlade'' uses this in its PostEpisodeTrailer, though usage of it within episodes isn't uncommon.
* ''VisualNovel/FinalApproach'' switches to super-deformed on a regular basis.
* ''Manga/{{ARIA}}'' is well-known for having its characters switch to Super-Deformed mode extensively, which is probably only topped by ...
* ''HidamariSketch'' (pictured above), where the girls become Super-Deformed at the slightest provocation, adding immensely to their [[MoeMoe cuteness factor]]. There is even a FanNickname for its kind of Superdeformation: ''wideface''. Or [[MemeticMutation Nutbladder]] face.
* The [=DVDs=] of ''LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru'' contain parody {{omake}} episodes in which all the characters appear in Super-Deformed mode.
* ''{{Slayers}}'' does this quite frequently for a laugh. One notable instance in ''Slayers Next'' has Lina casting a Dragon Slave to save Seillune and Amelia asking Shabranigdu to make it work; Gourry and Zelgadis are quick to berate her in Super-Deformed style ("You're a shrine maiden! Don't pray to Dark Lords!").
* ''TransformersVictory'' uses chibi versions of the characters on its title cards and {{eyecatch}}es.
* Though its maintenance mode may suggest otherwise, Kemeko from ''KemekoDeluxe'' is surprisingly stumpy for a [[PoweredArmor human-piloted machine]].
* Even ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hKxd8B4RS8 this]], including the Rei clones and a Deformed version of Unit 01.
* Chopper in ''OnePiece'' gradually turned into a chibi version of his original design as a result of ArtEvolution, making him even more of a RidiculouslyCuteCritter. However, the only time it really fits is in his Chopperman persona. [[CutenessProximity KYUUUN SPAAARK~!]]
** Luffy's HeroicRROD after using Gear 3rd has him temporarily turning into a chibified version of himself.
* In the Creator/ShirowMasamune manga ''Anime/DominionTankPolice'', the puma sisters join the police force. Ani-puma gets bored, and wants to go out on a tank police raid. But she is over six feet tall, and can't fit in their mini-tank. Ani-puma is a type of android (or bioroid, who can tell with Shirow), and she reveals the power to release all the water in her body, and become a chibi version of herself. After the raid, Ani drinks up the contents of several water coolers, and [[PerfectlyCromulentWord embiggens]] herself again.
* The "Science Lesson" segments of ''{{Gunbuster}}'', where Chibi Coach, Noriko and Kazumi discuss the "science" the show runs on.
* ''KoihimeMusou'' makes extensive use of this.
* ''SuzumiyaHaruhi'' has usually avoided this (with the exception of some of the novel pictures). The anime version of the ''{{Nyoron Churuya-san}}'' {{yonkoma}} finally invokes this, with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGWn4cnJXU4 predictably adorable results]]. Nyoron~
** There's [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=10245 Suzumiya-chan]] for your chibi fix of that series. For an inversion, the normal characters [[spoiler:and in one episode a blushing shoujo Itsuki]] are used for comedic effect.
* Hikari's SD mode in ''{{Amanchu}}'' arguably tends to be rather jarring, especially since it's used a ''lot'', even in situations where one normally wouldn't do that. My gosh, does Amano have to make her eyes so creepy?
* ''YoakeMaeYoriRuriiroNa: Crescent Love'' uses this quite a bit.
* The manga version of ''HarukanaruTokiNoNakaDe'' has chibi-style {{omake}}, sometimes in {{yonkoma}} format (such as "Go Go Haruka Kindergarten").
** ''Harukanaru Toki no Naka de - Hachiyou Shou'' (both the TV series and the two-episode {{OVA}} with the same title) occasionally has short comical scenes with the character rendered in "chibi" size; also worth mentioning are the "Kotengu Classic" segments, ''always'' done in this style (if only because [[SmallAnnoyingCreature Kotengu]] is [[SleepModeSize "chibi" by default]]).
** There's also a "chibi" [[HotSpringsEpisode Hot Springs Special]] for ''Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 3''.
* ''MahouSenseiNegima'' uses this sparingly (usually in {{Exposition Diagram}}s), although Misora does it in her drawings. While it doesn't use it often in the traditional sense, it makes up for it with Chibi-Setsuna, a shikigami that Setsuna uses to remotely contact people. When Chibi-Setsuna disappears, Chibi-Sayo (a Super-Deformed voodoo doll that [[CuteGhostGirl Sayo]] possesses) pops up.
* ''{{Eyeshield 21}}'' had a joke-strip about this with cell phones. Monta asks whether cell phones should be equally proportioned to their head for actual talking, at the cost of a huge and inconvenient size, or if they should be small like in real life, meaning you can't both listen and talk over the phone. Monta and Sena decided it's best just to stay normal.
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' likes using this to lighten up an otherwise depressing series. Though in [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist the 2003 anime version]], it drops this halfway through (with the exception of the Chibi Wrap Party OVA). This trope gives Armor!Al a chance to be absolutely [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/super_deformed_4709.png adorable]].
* Happens sometimes in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', for example in anime episode #24 when Orihime was trying to deny that she was hungry.
* Happens a lot in OtomeWaBokuNiKoishiteru. Sometimes they stay in chibi-mode for a moment when in the "real world", then immediately transform back to normal.
* After its first season, the ''RanmaOneHalf'' series has {{Eye Catch}}es with the characters in Chibi form.
* Happens quite often when Keima is explaining something to Elsea in ''Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows''.
* ''Manga/HeavensLostProperty'': Enter [[IdiotHero Tomoki Sakurai]]. A chibi 24/7 plushie. He only grows life-sized when he starts taking things seriously which is... well, according to [[ComedicSociopathy how the]] [[PlayedForLaughs story is played]], rarely.
* Though it comes and goes with humorous scenes in ''TheWeathermanIsMyLover'', the producer is notable for never appearing as anything but Super-Deformed, even when the rest of the characters are in their normal state.
* Similar to ''HidamariSketch'' above, in ''{{Sketchbook}}'' the characters become chibified all the time. Especially Sora, who possibly spends more than half of her panel appearances Super-Deformed.
* ''{{Berserk}}'''s Puck. In the latter part of the manga, he's relegated to so much comic relief that he's most always playing this trope.
* ''KimiNiTodoke'' does this a lot.
* Happens a lot in ''Manga/MaidSama''. It's practically [[ThoseTwoGuys the three]] [[ButtMonkey idiots]]' default design.
* The ''RecordOfLodossWar'' series had a bit at the end called "The Second Part", where Chibi versions of the characters ran around acting ridiculous. These skits were often a silly version of the episode you'd just watched, but often (especially in the second half of the show) The Second Part was following it's own inane plotline.
* Often used in ''SketDance'', combined with ExpositionDiagram, when recapitulating the previous chapters of a StoryArc.
* ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' has "Mini Basara," which is hilarious and adorable.
* Happens frequently in ''{{The Secret Devil-Chan}}'', mostly with Kogure.
* Occurs often in ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'', usually in funny moments like drunk England.
* The title character of ''[[Manga/HimoutoUmaruChan Himouto! Umaru-chan]]'' changes into this form every time she steps into her house.
* ''Manga/SakuraTrick'' depicts the characters this way during the ending and some extra segments.
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[[folder:Comics]]
* In ''ComicBook/TheSandman'', Abel tells a sweet story about how he and his brother Cain came to live in the Dreaming. It's far more sugary than what ''really'' happened, and is drawn in this style by vaunted Jill Thompson.
** She went on to produce two actual Endless kids' books in the same style, ''The Little Endless Storybook'' and ''Delirium's Party''.
* ''{{ISO}}'', always with adorable and amusing results.
* Every so often, the characters in ''ScottPilgrim'' are rendered like this.
* One issue of ''[[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Justice League]]'' had Superman perceive everyone like this.
** Not to mention (seemingly) the entire inhabitants of the 5th dimension.
* [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2009}} Stephanie Brown]] narrates the history of the Batfamily to [[WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory Wendy]], complete with a chibi Darkseid.
* The comic adaptation of ''Franchise/LeDonjonDeNaheulbeuk''.
* ''Batman: Little Gotham'' portrays everyone like this.
* The pygmies in ''ComicBook/PocketGod'' are drawn like this. Emphasized in the ''Infestation'' CrossThrough, where they only come up to the knee of the more realistically-proportioned Britt.
* One of the new characters in ''Comicbook/AstroCity'' after the Vertigo relaunch is [[http://thecomixverse.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/astrocity1_04.jpg American Chibi.]]
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Inverted in the Precious Girls Club books. PreciousMoments drawings, figurines, animated specials, etc. ordinarily use SD proportions, roughly 2.6 heads tall, for child characters. To appeal to young girls, the Precious Girls Club brand extension [[http://www.preciousmoments.com/talk/blog/blogpost.cfm?threadid=48&catid=60 intentionally went with less-deformed proportions]] while keeping the distinctive eye shape.
* The author of the [[TheIronKing Iron fey]] series, Julie Kagawa, published a couple of chibis ([[WordOfGod she admitted to being an anime and manga fan]]) of the main characters in the official website and recently some of them in the novella copilation "Iron Legends".
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[[folder:Music]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbbA9BhCTko Hachune Miku]], the super-deformed version of [[{{Vocaloid}} Hatsune Miku]].
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* Running off the ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' and ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' examples, ''{{Mekton}}'' has rules for SD mecha in one supplement.
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[[folder:Toys]]
* Hasbro has chibi lines of several franchises. "[Word related to franchise but not always actual franchise name goes here] Heroes" is usually going to be chibi. In fact, guess who makes the toyline for the Super Hero Squad?
* Bandai has created toyline history by doing this with ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam''. Even without tie-in anime like ''SDGundamForce'' or ''BBSenshiSangokuden Brave Battle Warriors'', the SD Gundam line has spawned ''over three hundred'' model kits and countless other forms of merchandise.
* Nendoroid figure line from Good Smile Company is this to all sorts of anime characters.
* A British company, Speed Freaks Studio, makes super-deformed clay models of real life cars and bikes, including Ferraris and Lotuses, as well as super-deformed clay models of people.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* Most games in the ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' series portray the mecha as being Super-Deformed in their battle animations. Characters, close-ups of the mecha in battle, and in the Original Generation animes, are shown at normal sizes and proportions. This is at least party done to hide [[UnitsNotToScale the immense scale differences between the various units]], given it is entirely possible to have a 12 meter tall Macross Battleroid backing up the 250 meter tall {{Gunbuster}}. This does, however, occasionally lead to odd consequences in attack animations. ''Super Robot Wars W'' finds a way to complicate thing even further, Not only having such things as as a seven-foot-tall [[Anime/TekkamanBlade Tekkaman]] lifting up a 300-meter-long Battleship one-handed and impaling it on their spear, but also things like the differences in size between the cyborg Renee in [[GaoGaiGar KorRyu and AnRyu]]'s attacks, and the PoweredArmor-wearing heroes who are their own units. One game, ''VideoGame/ShinSuperRobotWars'', used non-SD models for battle animations, and so did ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsGaiden''.
* Many Japanese games have characters drawn chibi-style in long shots (I.E.: overworld mode, in towns, etc.) and normally during combat or cutscenes. This is likely to keep them recognisable when drawn small at console resolution.
* The first handheld port of the ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' games was a Super-Deformed version of the arcade game, ''Guilty Gear Petit'' (also known as ''Guilty Gear Puchi'' because of [[SpellMyNameWithAnS romanisation issues]]).
** This was preceded by the GameBoy ports of ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown'' and ''VideoGame/BattleArenaToshinden'', which chibified the characters to better fit them to the screen.
** This technique is also employed in the NeoGeoPocket fighting games, like ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters R-1'' and ''R-2'' (which are pocket versions of ''[='97=]''and ''[='98=]'', respectively) and ''[[SNKVsCapcom The Match of the Millennium]]''.
* The characters of ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII'' appear in chibi form in the games ''Super Puzzle Fighter II'' and ''Pocket Fighter'' (also known as ''VideoGame/SuperGemFighter'').
* All the characters of the ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' series appeared like this up to ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII''. The eighth game was the first with realistically proportioned characters, and while the ninth went back to slightly Super-Deformed (mostly for nostalgia's sake), every game since has had realistic characters.
** While the ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'' and ''CrystalChronicles'' spinoffs have so far kept this style, ''TheCrystalBearers'' uses a more realistic style.
** While ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI'' uses generally realistic proportions, the Tarutaru race's build is intentionally reminiscent of a super-deformed style.
** ''Theatrhythm Final Fantasy'' has all of the characters in smaller, cuter versions of their original designs.
* Almost the entire point of the ''PuzzleFighter'' games.
* A special move (unique for each character) lets you turn your fighter into one of these in ''SamuraiShodown 2''.
** It returns in ''Samurai Shodown 6''.
* The makers of ''VideoGame/{{Valis}} II'' put out for the SegaGenesis a joke version of the game, ''Valis SD'' (or ''Syd of Valis''), with the heroine of the series, Yuko Ahko, drawn in SD/chibi form.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IGPZflaBdM The framing device]] of the ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' [[TheAnimeOfTheGame mini-scenario]] from the ''TriangleHeart3SweetSongsForever'' fanbox used chibi versions of Nanoha and the kitsune Kuon.
* "Super-Deformed" is the default art style of the main ''VideoGame/MegaMan'' series of games (1 through 10), and all the characters are deformed even further in ''MegaManPoweredUp''.
* The cel-shading character designs of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'' are based on this style, as are all handheld ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' games from ''Four Swords'' to ''Spirit Tracks''.
* Not used in the ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' itself, but the fan-made VirtualPaperDoll "create.swf" uses this style.
* This has become {{Nitrome}}'s SignatureStyle, used to depict all humans (and, in one case, zombies.) [[SugarBowl Results]] [[GrotesqueCute vary]].
* The "Teach Me, Miss Litchi!" segments of ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' are done in this style.
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfGraces'' has this as apart of their groovy chats. During time to time, you'd see a mini cut-in photo of the characters in their chibi form. This is just for laughs.
* ''VideoGame/SDSnatcher'', an RPG adaptation of ''VisualNovel/{{Snatcher}}'' with super-deformed characters and a slightly different storyline.
* ''Mighty Final Fight'' was obviously created because the NES couldn't handle the huge sprites of ''FinalFight'', but the LighterAndSofter characterization affirms the super-deformed aesthetic.
* ''SuperDodgeBall'', ''RiverCityRansom'' and most other KunioKun games. The few exceptions include the very first game, ''Renegade''.
* JackieChan and Josephine in ''VideoGame/JackieChansActionKungFu''.
* Most of the death scenes in ''VideoGame/TimeGal'' render Reika as a chibi for some reason.
* ''VideoGame/PlayStationAllStarsBattleRoyale'' and its customizable minions are taking part here. You can choose your own littled bodies big headed characters and have them cheer for you.
* The Japanese website for ''GuildWars'' features Gwen-chan and Dr. Boar, chibi versions of the already cute Gwen and the tamable boar. Gwen-chan was eventually included in the game as a miniature, tonic, and AprilFools joke transformation.
* In ''VideoGame/PersonaQShadowOfTheLabyrinth'', The entire cast appears as smaller, cuter versions of their regular appearances from ''Persona 3'' and ''Persona 4''.
* ''VideoGame/VectorThrust'' boasts a Skirmish Mode mutator called [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Eggplane Mode]].
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[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* In the [[HaveANiceDeath Tiger Dojo]] in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', Taiga and Illya sometimes take chibi form. Any other characters in the Dojo always appear as chibi.
* A brief scene in ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'', when Rika gets mad at Hanyuu's fatalism and punishes her by eating spicy food and drinking alcohol. "Our senses are linked..." The [[http://keikakudoori.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/hg141.jpg original]] sound novel [[http://img172.imageshack.us/img172/4170/higurashioriginaldoujinqs3.jpg art]] is also chibi-like.
* ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'' uses chibi versions of the female characters as gallery buttons and on its pop-ups. Most famously, the "Are you sure you want to quit?" pop-up features a picture of chibified [[TheWoobie Hanako Ikezawa]] huddling in the corner, invoking YouBastard - no-one wants to make a tiny Hanako cry!
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''TowerOfGod'' - the giant, godzilla-like Alligator Rak Wraithraiser gets shrunk to a chibi by Y Han Sung after being rude to him. [[spoiler: As of Volume 2, he appears to be able to control this at will, even staying small as a disguise and reverting back when in battle.]]
* The now-defunct ''Webcomic/GhastlysGhastlyComic'' has chibis as their own subspecies of humanity. One recurring character, Chibi-Sue, is a thirty-six-year-old chibi woman who can't have a normal relationship, as the only men interested in her are pedophiles. She also lacks fingers (a common trait of super-deformed characters), making her life suck all the more.
* Durkon, Belkar and all other dwarf and halfling characters in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' have smaller bodies than humans and elves but their heads are the same size, and so look disproportionately large on them.
** Lampshaded by Belkar [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0165.html here]].
* The Succubus protagonist from ''[[http://www.krakowstudios.com/index.php Krakow]]'', Kia, has a demonic spell that can Chibi-fy people -- including herself. Two words: [[ThoseWackyNazis Chibi Nazi!]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Loserz}}'' used this as a kind of special effect several times, like [[http://the-qlc.com/loserz/go/192 here]].
** There's also [[http://the-qlc.com/loserz/go/40 this one]]. The author himself defines the last panel as "the best panel EVER".
* Occasionally used in ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes'', for example [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=136045 here]].
* The characters of ''Webcomic/{{Misfile}}'' periodically become chibified.
* ''Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures'' will turn a scared character into this form for a panel.
* ''[[http://www.lilformers.com Lilformers]]'' does this with {{Transformers}} and other pop-culture characters.
* ''Webcomic/{{Lizzy}}'', [[http://comics.cyberneticevilstudios.com/pages/1/30a.html page 30]] makes fun of these.
-->'''Lord CJ:''' I'm a chibi, ain't I kawaii...?
* ''Webcomic/{{Blip}}'' uses this during a PensieveFlashback: Partway through Liz's memory of a nasty argument, both K and Mary [[http://www.blipcomic.com/265/ transform into chibis]] and remain that way until the flashback ends. This seems to be indicative that Liz thought they were both acting immaturely, and it's certainly indicative that Liz is [[RashomonStyle deliberately exaggerating]] the events for the benefit of her audience.
** Lesser angels and demons are depicted as chibis all the time.
* Done stealthily in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'': It's hard to see because it's permanent and the protagonists are kids, but when they do something awesome (AKA Hero Mode), they're dechibified.
** And now [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] with Aradia, whose first appearances had been in non-chibi form: [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=004033 Render the girl in a more symbolic manner.]]
* ''Webcomic/KhaosKomix'' goes a little heavy on the chibis, usually for comic relief.
** [[http://www.khaoskomix.com/cgi-bin/comic.cgi?chp=1&page=10 Whether the characters are hanging out at Steve's place...]]
** [[http://www.khaoskomix.com/cgi-bin/comic.cgi?chp=5&page=14 ...or their mom catches them smoking.]]
* Art's eyebrows in ''WebComic/SequentialArt'' have been getting bigger and bigger, to the point it's been {{Lampshaded}} in-comic using HypocriticalHumor. His eyebrows were ridiculously big to begin with, though.
* Many ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' sketchbook strips have the main and/or supporting characters chibified. This was done often for the "party" or "holiday" strips presumably as it was a convenient way to fit [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters all the characters]] in without it being crowded. [[http://www.egscomics.com/sketchbook/?date=2003-10-26 This]] strip is a good example of this.
* In ElfOnlyInn, Hambonetaru-Chan bought the chat room when they were running out of funds to run it. As a new rule, [[http://www.elfonlyinn.net/d/20020822.html everyone got new Super-Deformed avatars]], except Goku, who was already anime, and [[spoiler:Megan, who rebelled against it]].
** Lord of Dorkness was ruining the fun of the ElfOnlyInn room, with permission from Lord Elf. Duke and Nimoy went to Demon Citadel to try to recruit a demon to fight Lord of Dorkness. When they were laughed at, they decided to ruin the dark mood by being silly for as long as it took to get someone. One of their stunts was [[http://www.elfonlyinn.net/d/20021025.html Duke bringing back his Super-Deformed avatar]].
* ''{{Drowtales}}'' concludes every chapter with one or more chibi pages which parody the chapter's events.
** SuperDeformed also occasionally makes an appearance in the actual storyline. The most notable example is [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=5568 here]], when Phani'nath gives a rather abridged summary of the previous council meeting.
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* ''OpenBlue'''s SeriesMascot is a Super-Deformed CaptainErsatz of [[CthulhuMythos Cthulhu]] known as "Kukulu".
* "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Mw1ARQc7vw Bratz Dolls May Give Young Girls Unrealistic Expectations Of Head Size]]" on ''TheOnion'' explores the [[FridgeLogic ramifications]] of even the mild form (4 heads) seen in Franchise/{{Bratz}} dolls.
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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' has many forays into Super Deformity.
** A series of shorts called "The New Teen Titans" was nothing but super deformed gag strips, proving popular to Green Light a "WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo" series which will be even more deformed.
* Used in the [[WebAnimation/ChibiAvatar out-of-continuity shorts]] of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' that were available online and on the second season {{DVD}}. To achieve the main series's particular sense of realism, the creators set down some boundaries as to what they could and couldn't use for comic effect. With the shorts, Mike and Bryan, who are fans of the crazier variety of manga and anime, were able to pretty much let themselves go.
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' had Jazz revealing her plans to Maddie and Sam on how to stop the villains, shown in Super-Deformed style. Also, Chibi Paulina.
* Snarf from ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats'' and ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011'' is basically a {{Chibi}}-[[Literature/TheHobbit Smaug]] as a ShoutOut to Creator/RankinBassProductions' film adaptation of ''WesternAnimation/TheHobbit''.
* ''TheSuperHeroSquadShow,'' and even moreso the accompanying toys.
* ''WesternAnimation/MartinMystery'' has these moments from time to time, as well as its sister show ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies''.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'''s season 1 has a whole spin-off, ''Mini-Wakfu'', using the characters as Chibi for short vignettes mirroring the plot of the episodes they follow. Super-Deformed version of the characters appears also in the series proper, in {{Flashback}}s or {{Imagine Spot}}s.
* ''MyLifeMe'' uses this at least OnceAnEpisode, often at strange moments.
* ''WesternAnimation/HandyManny'' is all chibi all the time.
* ''WesternAnimation/SuperWhy'' is likewise all chibi all the time.
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