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* Despite his tiny size, Pikachu from {{Anime/Pokemon}} ''may'' count
* Android Sixteen of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' falls into the GentleGiant category, as while previously enjoying nature and taking on the role of a FriendlyEnemy he does a HeelFaceTurn and subsequently attempts to destroy Cell, who is threatening the peace of the planet.
** Tien and Piccolo, after they [[DefeatEqualsFriendship stop being]] [[TokenEvilTeammate token evil teammates]], fill this role, respectively. Both are Goku's strongest non-evil ally at the time, coming the closest to matching TheHero 's battle prowess. Tien is a Type 3, then a Type 2, while Piccolo is a solid Type 3.
** Goku himself should fit this role, at least from the Cell Saga onward, [[ExecutiveMeddling as DBZ was supposed to be Gohan's story but Toriyama never got to permanently shift the focus.]]
* {{Slayers}}: IdiotHero Gourry Gabriev fits this trope to a T, being a powerful swordsman with no magical abilities.
* Kugayama from ''{{Genshiken}}'', who's a Gentle Giant.
* Hap from ''EurekaSeven''.
** Hap is more of a SmartGuy who just happens to be big. He's almost completely [[NonActionGuy non action]], for example, and mostly serves as [[CoolShip Gekko-gou]] navigator and Holland's administrative assistant.
* Donny from ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}''.
** Sometimes he isn't SO gentle...
* Mori from ''OuranHighSchoolHostClub''.
* Several characters in ''TowerOfGod'' fulfil this role. Giant alligator Rak Wraithraiser is the BigGuy (and also [[HiddenDepths astonishingly keen]] and intuitive), [[DropTheHammer Kurudan]] is a really big BigGuy for [[TomboyPrincess Yuri's]] team and Kang Horyang is the BigGuy for the [[OldHeroNewPals season two team]].
* ''Manga/{{Akira}}'' has a rare female example in Chiyoko--she's well over six feet tall and carries a heavy machine gun everywhere. When she runs out of bullets, she'll happily bludgeon her enemies to death with a bazooka rocket. No bazooka, mind--[[ImprovisedWeapon just the rocket]], [[RuleOfCool used as a club.]]
* Sanji from ''OnePiece'' is the big guy for the Strawhat Pirates.
** You could also argue that he's TheLancer and Zoro is TheBigGuy.
** Chopper in his human or his other battle-orientated forms, but it seems to be officially Franky now.
* Kuwabara in ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' is a subversion; despite being the most physically imposing of his team, he's actually the weakest member. [[{{Determinator}} His sheer determination and willpower by far overshadows the rest of his team combined.]]
** Alternatively, Hiei could be seen as the big guy, with Kuwabara as more TheLancer, despite Hiei's size.
* Arale from ''DrSlump'' is a textbook example of a SuperPoweredRobotMeterMaid.
* Kagura from ''{{Manga/Gintama}}''.
* GhostInTheShell has Batou. Large, strong and gruff, with a long military history. Tougasa's nickname for him is Big Guy.
* Chouji Akimichi from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' is a Class 2 example.
* Black☆Star from ''SoulEater'', while not exactly big in size,DOES rely on force and his ego IS big,so . . .
* Millie Thompson from ''{{Trigun}}'' is an example of the "Giantess" version of the Big Girl.
* A female example who's not at ''all'' feminine: Jeanie of ''RuneSoldierLouie'', who towers over her teammates and could be mistaken for a guy if not for the sports-bra-like top.
* From ''Manga/BeetTheVandelBuster'': Bluezam, the wielder of the Boltic Axe in the hunting group 'The Zenon Warriors'. His status as 'the big guy' is emphasized when Beet is seen wielding the Boltic Axe for the first time. The weapon is so large and unwieldy (for the small Beet) that misses in combat tend to destroy walls, rocks and any teammates who might be nearby.
** [[ShockAndAwe Milfa]] was shaping up to be this on Beet's team. She fights Vandels barehanded, throws powerful lightening attacks and is the highest level out of the FiveManBand.
* Aisha from ''OutlawStar'' is a rare example of a female Big Guy outside of an AmazonBrigade.
* Takashi "Jumbo" Takeda from ''[[{{Yotsubato}} Yotsuba&!]]'', probably in an attempt to make the [[CheerfulChild cute protagonist]] look even cuter.
* In ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'', Yuki Nagato's true 'position' (Haruhi sees her as TheSmartGuy) is most likely a form of the CuteBruiser. Compare SuperpowerLottery - She can do ''anything''. But when she ''can't'' do something (Haruhi's powers at full action, Snow Mountain Syndrome chapter) you know it means trouble, which is TheWorfEffect in a distorted way.
* Thorkell of ''VinlandSaga'' goes by the epitaph 'The Tall'. He's a seven feet tall AxeCrazy BloodKnight BoisterousBruiser who isn't above a little KickTheDog action. His men believe he's the Avatar of Thor.
* Jet Black in ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' is a textbook Class 3 Big Guy. He is also Class 5, filling in as TheSmartGuy before Ed came along.
* Sweden from ''AxisPowersHetalia'' is a Class 3 Big Guy. Russia ''looks'' like a Class 2, but is [[CuteAndPsycho violently]] [[{{Yandere}} unstable]] and feared by many of the other characters.
** Alternatively, if you see the Nordics as a FiveManBand Sweden switches to TheLancer to Finland's [[TheHero Hero]], with [[BoisterousBruiser Denmark]] becoming TheBigGuy.
** Or if Denmark is TheHero, Sweden remains The Big Guy or can be seen as TheLancer.
** South Korea is class 4.
** While Thailand's height is not revealed and his physical appearance is more on the middle ground, his personality make him definately class 2.
%%* Sailor Jupiter from ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' fits the second form of The Big Girl.
* Utu and Coopa from ''Anime/TheTowerOfDruaga''.
* If anyone from ''GunsmithCats'' fit this trope, it'd be Bean. He leans towards a Class 2, given his soft spot for children.
* Briareos of ''{{Appleseed}}'' probably fits into Class 3.
* Guts, the protagonist of ''{{Berserk}}'', is a Class 1 Big Guy who is very much TheBerserker, particularly after the Eclipse. Pippin from the Band of the Hawk during the Golden Age arc was a Class 2.
* Randel Oland of ''PumpkinScissors''. In fact, Oreldo even calls him that.
* Satella in ''ChronoCrusade'' serves this role in the team (although Chrono probably would if his powers weren't normally sealed). Combining Class 1 with the AmazonianBeauty, Satella is the most powerful of the team because she's the most experienced, and a "jewel witch" that uses gems to summon servants to fight for her--including a large, knight-shaped crystal golem.
* Kurogane from ''TsubasaChronicle'', tallest and physically strongest of the FiveManBand, who carries a [[{{BFS}} big sword]]. Starts out as a Class 1, but is revealed to be more of a Class 3.
* G-5 - Ryu "the Owl" Nakanishi from ''[[Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman Gatchaman]]''. Of the Class 2 variety. Though he actually isn't very tall, he is quite bulky and very strong (but not inhumanly so). He regularly employs sumo-like techniques in his fighting style.
* Kiddy Phenil of ''SilentMoebius'' is a Class 4 girl, a HollywoodCyborg who relies on strength and a HandCannon to bring down demons. Tends to [[TheWorfEffect get beat up a lot]].
* Kurita Ryokan of ''{{Eyeshield 21}}'' is this for the Deimon Devilbats as well as a very GentleGiant.
* Pete from ''MurderPrincess'' is a GentleGiant who won't hesitate to crush a few skulls for his [[TrueCompanions partners and friends]].
* In ''Manga/FairyTail'' Erza fits this role as an ActionGirl and a LadyOfWar.
** [[ShockAndAwe Laxus Dreyar]] fills this role on [[spoiler: Fairy Tail's second team in the Grand Magic Games]].
** Natsu himself fits this trope. He is a type 4.
* ''MahouSenseiNegima'' has several, due to having LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters- Kaede, Ku Fei, Mana, Chachamaru, and ''occasionally'' Asuna and Kotaro when they're not being TheLancer.
* ''{{Psyren}}'' has GeniusBruiser Hiryu, and BoisterousBruiser Kyle for the Elmore kids.
* ''DarkerThanBlack'' has several, generally one in each of its various organizations. On Hei's team, Huang is a quite good Class 3 example, being a gruff ex-cop who is a skilled sniper. On the Japanese police, Kirihara's second-in-command Saitou, who is a friendly, kind of bumbling guy who occasionally shows an impressive skills with firearms. Amagiri, Amber's [[TheDragon Dragon]] has a Class 3 personality, being a generally pretty quiet guy who doesn't hurt people when he doesn't have to. When he does though, he can crush a person like an egg with his concussive force powers. Genma in the second season seems like a Class 4 [[BaitTheDog at first]], but he's really TheBrute and a psycho.
* Gain from ''{{Doraemon}}'' takes this role in the movies where he isn't a local JerkJock.
* Manga/FullmetalAlchemist features [[BoisterousBruiser MAJOR ALEX LOUIS ARMSTRONG, THE ARMSTRONG ALCHEMIST]], [[LargeHam WHOSE ALCHEMIC TALENTS HAVE BEEN PASSED DOWN THE ARMSTRONG LINE FOR GENERATIONS!!!]] He's head and shoulders taller than almost every other human character, and very muscular. His alchemy is also an expression of direct, blunt force in most instances. He's between a type 4, as an obvious ham, and type 5, because, as a State Alchemist, he can't be as stupid as he sometimes acts.
** The bad guys have a Big Guy of their own in Sloth, who even dwarfs Major Armstrong.
* With the arrival of Saito in the Kyoto Arc, Sanosuke from ''RurouniKenshin'' becomes this. He's still considered Kenshin's partner in battle, but is a lot more power based than either Kenshin or Saito.
* ''GGundam'' has Argo Gulskii, a Class 5. He pilots the Bolt Gundam, a heavily armored machine employing brute strength, but uses that strength creatively and in one episode immediately sees through the enemy's diversion.
** [[TheLancer Chibodee Crocket]] fits the Class 4 mold, a BoisterousBruiser who fights with GoodOldFisticuffs.
* ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'' has Crow Hogan, the second Turbo Duelist on Yusei's team.
** The original ''Anime/YuGiOh'' has Tristan Taylor. On a team full of people who save the world through card games, he'll just punch you in the face.
* Goh of ''SaintBeast'' can contend with [[TheHero Judas]] for strength. His first plan when he became an adult angel was to go and punch down some trees.
* The ''PrettyCure franchise'' has several Big Girls.
** ''YesPrettyCure5'' has Komachi Akimoto aka Cure Mint. She's a class 2 and the BarrierWarrior.
** ''FreshPrettyCure'' has Miki Aono aka Cure Berry. She's a class 5 and she was TheLancer before Setsuna Higashi aka Cure Passion joined them.
** ''HeartcatchPrettyCure'' has Itsuki Myoudouin aka Cure Sunshine who is a BareFistedMonk and BarrierWarrior. And the {{Tomboy}}.
** ''SuitePrettyCure'' has Seiren aka Ellen Kurokawa aka Cure Beat, a class 5 and a BarrierWarrior.
** ''SmilePrettyCure'' has Nao Midorikawa aka Cure March who is a FragileSpeedster, a {{Tomboy}} and her most powerful attack is [[spoiler:[[KickChick a kick]]]].
** ''DokiDokiPrettyCure'' has Aguri Madoka aka Cure Ace. She's the strongest of the five Cures, but is neither TheHeroine nor TheLancer.
* ''KurokonoBasuke'': Has Kagami Taiga, Kosuke Wakamatsu, Daiki Aomine and Tsutomu Iwamura
* ''Manga/YowamushiPedal'': First year; Naruko Shoukichi (Onoda's friend) and former cyclist; Toji Kanzaki
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