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->''"A lumbering hulk aside a delicate flower,\\
A gentle leviathan of terrible power."''
-->-- '''Music/MiracleOfSound''', ''[[VideoGame/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 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.

The relationship is not always romantic or sexual. Sometimes, the girl is a MoralityPet who hangs out with the guy to show he isn't a brute, or it could just be a platonic friendship. They could even be relatives.

[[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]].

The inversion of this, which is not as common in real life, is TinyGuyHugeGirl.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Manga/{{TheAncientMagusBride}}'' features this with the two titular characters; Chise is a 16-year-old Japanese girl whose smallness and frailty are mentioned fairly frequently, whereas Elias, her skull-faced "fiancé," towers a few feet above nearly every other character in the series, even without the horns. Highlighted whenever they hug or he picks her up. Highlighted further when he [[spoiler:transforms into a giant monster that easily fills an entire room]].
* In ''Manga/{{Beastars}}'' Haru the bunny stands at the height of Legosi the wolf's waist.
* In ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'', the exceptionally tall and muscular protagonist Guts has a tendency to form [[IntergenerationalFriendship intergenerational friendships]] with small-statured teenage girls he meets on his journeys. [[NaiveEverygirl Jill]], who serves as his MoralityPet during the "Lost Children" arc, is one example. He definitely has this dynamic with the young witch [[BadassAdorable Schierke]], who supports him in combat with her magic and clings to him in her astral form in order to keep him from losing his mind while he's enclosed in the Berserker Armor. In both of these cases the girl has a PrecociousCrush on Guts, while his feelings fall under BigBrotherInstinct.
%%* 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 ''Manga/KarakuriCircus''; while Shirogane is pretty average, Narumi is an enormous kempoist.
* ''Anime/KillLaKill'' has [[NoIndoorVoice Ira Gamagoori]] and [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Mako Mankanshoku]]. Mako is about the size of an average girl her age, while Gamagoori is a giant whose 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.]]
* ''Manga/{{Blame}}'': [[spoiler:Cibo and Killy, after Cibo's body is destroyed and she ends up occupying a new, much smaller one]].
* 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'':
** [[AntiHero Scar]] and [[CuteBruiser Mei]]. Scar is a grown man 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 have growth spurts and the difference between them is minimal. Also, [[MaybeEverAfter they may or may not have hooked up.]]]]
** Another [[HappilyMarried romantic example]] is Sig and Izumi Curtis. Sig is well over a head taller than Izumi, and about 2-3 times her width on top of that.
* Non-romantic (And perhaps all-too literal) example: Zest and Agito in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers''. 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 ''Manga/PumpkinScissors'' isn't exactly tiny, but she looks it compared to Randal, who's estimated at seven feet tall.
* ''Manga/{{Yu Yu Hakusho}}'': Kuwabara (6'3") and his crush Yukina. Her height is never given but she is visibly smaller than her brother Hiei, who stands at 4'10".
** From the same series is Younger Toguro and his ex-girlfriend Genkai. The former easily towers over nearly everyone, and was about a head and shoulders taller than Yusuke when still human, while the latter tops out around the height of a 12 year old even into old age.
%%* Matia and Managa, the police officers, in ''VisualNovel/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.
** Rukia, who stands at at 144cm or roughly 4'9" - is this with practically ''all'' the main male characters. This dynamic is especially apparent between her and her ChildhoodFriend [[spoiler: and later husband]], Renji, who is 188cm or around 6'2" - she only comes up to his ''elbow''.
* Shiryuu Kusanagi and Yuzuriha Nekoi in ''Manga/{{X1999}}''. Non-romantic example: Fuuma Monou and his IllGirl of a younger sister, Kotori.
* ''Anime/ArmitageIII'': 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]] and [[NotHyperbole literally]] [[{{Stripperiffic}} dressing like a hooker]].
* 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 ''Manga/{{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]]. Ironically [[InvertedTrope inverted]] whenever ''she'' Awakens, as while Dauf's Awakened form is huge, hers is ''colossal.''
* In ''Manga/{{Hiyokoi}}'', the main character, Nishiyama Hiyori is only 140 centimeters (4'7 ft.), while her love interest, Hirose Yuushin, is 190 centimeters (6'3 ft.)
* ''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.
* 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 [[Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne 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 ''Anime/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]]''.
** [[Anime/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 and then caught her on the way down. Needless to say, she didn't appreciate it.
* While Deunan in ''Manga/{{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.
* ''Manga/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 ''Manga/LuckyStar'', since her mother Kanata was [[OlderThanTheyLook Older Than She Looked]] by a wide margin, and her dad Soujirou is kind of a ComedicLolicon.
** [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship Minami and Yutaka]]: 163cm vs [[OlderThanTheyLook 138cm]].
* ''Manga/DragonBall'' invokes it between Chichi and her father, the aptly named "Ox King".
** The Ox King and his late wife as well; the only known image of her is a family portrait where she's ''[[http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/dragonball/images/3/31/Chichismom.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20110719020028 sitting on his upturned palm]].''
* 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 ''Anime/{{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 ''Anime/MacrossFrontier''. That is, if Kuran isn't Micloned. If she does, the trope is played straight instead, as she looks [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld much smaller and younger]] than her real age.
* An example with two males: Jin Akutsu and Taichi Dan from ''Manga/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...
* ''Manga/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.
* ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'': Misao isn't much shorter than Kaoru, making her closer to average height for a girl her age. But Aoshi's so tall and lanky, that she looks like a kid when standing next to him.
* ''Manga/MakenKi'' [[SubvertedTrope subverts]] the trope with Kai and Azuki, who's actually one of the tallest girls at Tenbi Academy. Except Kai's so gigantic, that she (and everyone else, for that matter) looks tiny compared to him. Even without his getta, the top of her head [[http://www.mangatown.com/manga/maken_ki/c003/20.html barely reaches his waist level!]].
* 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. Even in his human size, the father is noticeably taller than she is.
** Likewise for Sesshoumaru's mother, who even in her dog demon form is much smaller than his and Inu-Yasha's father.
* In ''Manga/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".
* [[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 ''Manga/MidoriDays'' would have counted even ''before'' she became his right hand.
* Mamoru and Haruka from ''Manga/UntilDeathDoUsPart''. She's like only up to his stomach. Or course she's still a kid.
* Chiaki and Makoto in ''Anime/TheGirlWhoLeaptThroughTime'' -she barely goes up to his shoulders.
* Koushi Inuzuka of ''Manga/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, 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 an ephebophile 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.
* ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'' also has an example. Yui Hongou and her chief Seiryuu Seishi-slash-confidante, Nakago, are at least ten inches apart.
** 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.
* Sakura's parents in ''Manga/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 ''Anime/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)?
* ''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.
* ''Anime/{{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: ''Manga/{{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 ''Anime/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.
* From the picture of them that we see, Joey Jones' parents in ''Manga/{{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.
%%* ''Manga/{{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 ''Anime/SoltyRei''. Roy Revant is 197 cm (about 6'7") and muscular, while his adoptive daughter Solty is 153 cm (about 5'1") and slender.
* ''Manga/KoiKaze'', whose story involves BrotherSisterIncest, features big and burly 27 year old [[AloofBigBrother Koshiro]] and his small, cute 15 year old sister [[BigBrotherWorship Nanoka]]. The conflict between [[BrotherSisterIncest their feelings]] for each other and society's norms is made that much harder because of their size and age difference in addition to being blood siblings.
* Waaaay late into ''Manga/TokyoCrazyParadise'', [[spoiler: Asago]] and [[spoiler: Munakata]] are this.
* Zaitsu Misao and Arihara Ayumi of ''Manga/HatsukoiLimited''. Ironically, though he's three times larger than her, Ayumi can still knock Misao out with just one high kick.
* ''Manga/KarakuridoujiUltimo'':
** Yamato 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.
* Koganei Hana, a girl who looks no older than five, and Edile the Glutton, a Karakuri Douji the size of a building.
* ''Anime/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.
* 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 ''Manga/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.]]
* ''Anime/SacredSeven'': Like many other tropes taken to ridiculous extremes, Alma is (195cm) to Ruri's (144cm).
* ''Manga/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/Persona4TheAnimation'' has Kanji and his interest in [[spoiler: Naoto]]. Yosuke (175cm) and Narukami (180cm) are roughly the same height, and the same can be said of Chie (158cm), Rise (155cm) and Yukiko (164cm) (who are about a head shorter than the first two). Meanwhile Kanji (183cm) [[NotDrawnToScale tends to be drawn roughly one to one and a half heads taller]] than Narukami and Yosuke, [[spoiler: Naoto (152cm)]] 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/MonthlyGirlsNozakiKun'', respectively. Specifically, they're ''one foot and a half apart'' in height; [[{{Hunk}} Nozaki]] clocks in at 190cm, unusually tall for a Japanese person, while Sakura is at 145cm, at the low end of Japanese normalcy.
* Takeo and Yamato from ''Manga/MyLoveStory''. He is 2 meters tall and she just barely reaches his chest.
* In Anime/BlueCometSPTLayzner, Eiji Asuka and Anna Stephanie flip-flop between this and OneHeadTaller. While Eiji isn't the tallest member of the cast, Anna is positively ''tiny'' and Eiji seems to have difficulty to even give her a hug. [[spoiler: When they [[BigDamnKiss kiss]], he has to lean very low ''and'' she has to tiptoe.]] There is also Eiji's older sister Julia and BigBad Ru-Kain; she's of normal height, maybe slightly taller than average even, but he's MASSIVE [[NotDrawnToScale and sometimes he's drawn even bigger than he actually is.]]
* [[LovableSexManiac Saji]] and [[{{Tsundere}} Koizumi]] from ''Manga/IketeruFutari'' have this dynamic going on, perhaps most obviously illustrated on [[http://mangafox.me/manga/iketeru_futari/v01/c004/1.html this chapter title page]]. Saji is only roughly normal height, but Koizumi is ''tiny,'' which makes [[HugeSchoolgirl Yuki]] wonder if it's part of her appeal.
* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'': [[AmbiguouslyBi Reiner]] and [[TheQuietOne Bertolt]], the two tallest members of the 104th Trainee Corps, [[UnreliableExpositor may]] have romantic interests in the two shortest girls in the Trainee Corps. Like most things in the series, [[ShipTease things]] are still unclear.
* Touko in ''Manga/MyMonsterSecret'' barely reaches her husband's ''knees''. Not because she's tiny, but because [[OurVampiresAreDifferent he's something like 4 meters-tall.]] They were about the same height in high-school though.
* Ken and Shoko Shiina in ''Manga/FutariEcchi''. Ken looks like a Yakuza thug, while Shoko looks like a little girl, despite being in her mid-20's.
%%* ''Manga/SgtFrog'': Angol Mois's parents.
* ''Ani ga Imouto de Imouto ga Ani de'' has two pairs of these. Youta Koizumi and Kakeru Mayama are fairly tall teenage boys. Hikaru Koizumi and Yurika Oda, the two teenage girls they swap bodies with, are tiny. While their heights aren't explicitly given, they appear to be about 4'0" tall.
* In both the source material and anime adaptation of ''LightNovel/GrimoireOfZero'', Mercenary towers over Zero, and frequently carries her around on his shoulder. In the opening to the anime he literally picks her up and throws her into the air.

* Creator/DCComics:
%%** Franchise/{{Superman}} and ComicBook/LoisLane.
** ComicBook/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.
** Comicbook/SwampThing [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/6/61/SwampThing22.jpg/250px-SwampThing22.jpg and his wife]], Abigail Holland nee Arcane.
** Al Rothstein (7'6) and Courtney Whitmore (5'5) in some runs of the JSA.
* Creator/MarvelComics:
** [[Comicbook/XMen Colossus and Kitty Pryde]] when they're romantically involved.
** Well before these Johnny-come-latelies, the original dimorphic superhero couple: [[ComicBook/AntMan Ant/Giant-Man and the Wasp]], both are size-changers, so this mostly only comes into play when he grows and she shrinks. Applied 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/Sabretooth}}'' is a big guy period. How big [[DependingOnTheArtist can vary]]. In any case, he tends to look huge alongside any of his love interests. The most blatant case being Holly Bright, [[https://ic.pics.livejournal.com/silverfang2/29185537/1226783/1226783_900.jpg whom he towered over]].
** The Comicbook/IncredibleHulk. Oh, the Hulk, even his AmazonianBeauty cousin ComicBook/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]].
** [[ComicBook/UltimateMarvel Ultimate Hulk]] can be worse. Typically only around the 8 foot mark, there's one storyline where he's somewhere in the neighborhood of twenty feet tall and had a harem of dozens of normal sized women.
* In ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'', Chase appears to be at least a foot taller than his girlfriend, Gert.
* [[MeaningfulName Moose and Midge]] from ''Franchise/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.
* ''ComicBook/TheMaxx'' has the semi-platonic versions, with the Maxx and Julie, the Maxx and Sarah, Sarah and [[spoiler: her Maxx]].
* Although Ragamuffin from ''ComicBook/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 ''ComicBook/TheSavageDragon'' and ''Freak Force''; Barbaric is of a Hulk-like stature, while Ricochet is rather small for her age.
* In ''ComicBook/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 ''ComicBook/SinCity'' is a platonic example. Dwight clears six feet while Miho is often described as being barely five feet tall. As the series progressed, Creator/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.
** Both Vitalstatistix and Fulliautomatix are much larger than their tiny wives.

[[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, ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' fans tend to pair up Toa Hewkii and Macku. Macku is a three foot tall fisherwoman, Hewkii is a seven-foot-six super hero with stone and gravity powers.
** A more canon example would be Mata Nui and Kiina. Sure, at seven-and-a-half 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 Creator/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 Creator/SummerGlau being an average-sized 5'8".
* In the ''WebAnimation/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 FanFic/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 ''[[Literature/TheHungerGames Hunger Games]]'' fanfiction ''Fanfic/SomeSemblanceOfMeaning''. Obsidian is a Career, described as tall and muscular, whereas Vale describes herself as scrawny and "vertically challenged."
* The ''Videogame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' 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]] ''Film/JudgeDredd'' 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]].]]
* Marcus Romero and Amy Zavala, the District 2 tributes from [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10602409/1/The-92nd-Annual-Hunger-Games The 92nd Annual Hunger Games]] are totally this. Marcus is a 6'5", 200-lb gargantuan 18-year-old, while his partner Amy is a 4'10", 90-lb little 14-year-old. However, Amy proves to be far from harmless, and can hold her own in the fight for survival alongside Marcus.
* ''FanFic/{{Hivefled}}'': the Grand Highblood's lover, the Condesce, is about half his size, and they've had threesomes with [[HotSkittyOnWailordAction trolls who are even smaller than her]].
* In ''Fanfic/IAmNOTGoingThroughPubertyAgain'', Itachi (5'7'') ends up with Karenbana (short enough to be mistaken for a child).
* ''Fanfic/OldWest'' has Rattlesnake Jake (a staggering-sized rattlesnake) and Grace Glossy (a shorter and a lot slimmer glossy snake). The pictures provided by the author ([[ImageLinks/OldWest links provided here]]) help to outline the comparison.
* Some examples in ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'':
** In the Ritchie Gaiden, the title character's mother is stated by the narration to be taller than his mother at age 15. She later marries a man who is big enough to call her son "half-pint".
** In the Hiker Interlude, the titular Hiker meets a young girl named Mizu, no older than nine years old.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
%%* ''WesternAnimation/CatsDontDance'': Max is enormous, while Darla Dimple is very, very small.
* ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' has the title character Ralph (normally a GentleGiant) befriending tiny BrattyHalfPint Vanellope Von Schweetz. Seen in the page image.
* 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/MulanII'', [[GentleGiant Chien-Po]], the guy big enough to pick up four people and a horse, ends up with the tiniest of the princesses.
* A non-romantic example. ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'' has 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.
* ''WesternAnimation/AlphaAndOmega'' has one: A biker and a librarian. Opposites attract indeed....
* ''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.
* ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon2'' has this trope played straight with [[LargeAndInCharge Stoick]] and [[spoiler:his long-lost wife Valka]], who is roughly a third his size. Rather downplayed in that she is less than a head shorter [[StatuesqueStunner which means she looms more than a bit]] in her own right.
** In the spin-off film ''{{WesternAnimation/The Legend of the Bone Knapper Dragon}}'', Gobber's parents were depicted this way in his flashback.
* Flynn and Rapunzel from ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' avert this. However, [[WhatCouldHaveBeen an earlier version]] of the script played it straight. Bastion was Rapunzel's love interest before Flynn but was scrapped for a more conventionally handsome protagonist. Bastion was a very large guy while Rapunzel is somewhat short. Rapunzel didn't even reach Bastion's shoulders.
** Kristoff, from ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', bears a partial resemblance to the scrapped Bastion, being taller and stockier than the average Disney leading male. However, he's still more conventionally attractive, and is only OneHeadTaller than Anna, rather than towering over her.
* ''Disney/{{Moana}}'' has a platonic example with the title heroine and Maui. Moana is an average-sized teenage girl, while Maui is considerably taller and about 2-3 times her width.
** There's also a romantic example with Moana's parents. Tui is slightly over a head taller than Sina, as well as about twice her width.
* WesternAnimation/{{Pixies}}
** Joe Beck's spine is double the length of Michelle Meyers', he towers multiple heads over her.
** Also with Max and Twitch.
* Judy and Nick in ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}''. He's nearly twice her height. A non-romantic example, although there are definite hints of UnresolvedSexualTension.

[[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]]'' was 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 ''Film/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/KingKong1933''. 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."
** Bruce Cabot, who played her human love interest, was also nearly a foot taller than her.
* 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 Creator/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 4-foot-10 Joyce Ames. At one point they're dancing and he lifts her off her feet to disguise her short height (making her less notable to her [[OverprotectiveDad Overprotective Uncle]] sitting nearby).
* In ''Film/SullivansTravels'' we have 6'3" Creator/JoelMcCrea paired with 4'11" Creator/VeronicaLake.
* ''Film/TheForceAwakens'': Maz Kanata offhandedly refers to Chewbacca, who's at least a meter taller than her, as her 'boyfriend'.
* In ''Tarzan The Ape Man'' and its sequels, Johnny Weissmuller was a full foot taller and considerably more massive than Maureen O'Sullivan.
* The massive, 6'4" Creator/JohnWayne was this next to most of his female co-stars. A particular striking example was Angie Dickinson from ''Film/RioBravo,'' who was slender, petite, and stood nearly a foot shorter than Wayne.
** Though averted with Wayne's most familiar leading lady, Creator/MaureenOHara, who stood 5'8", making her films with Wayne [[OneHeadTaller a different trope]].
* Trini in [[Film/PowerRangers2017 the Reboot film of Power Rangers]] is played by 5' actress and Latin-pop Singer Becky Gomez, who in some shots, barely comes up to some of her cast mates shoulders (Mainly RJ Cyler).
* ''Film/BabylonAD'': Toorop and Aurora. Not only is he OneHeadTaller, but probably twice her weight as well. Of course, he's a muscular veteran mercenary, and she's a sheltered young woman. It doesn't go beyond UnresolvedSexualTension, however.
* ''Film/{{May}}'' has this with the eponymous character and her [[spoiler: ill fated]] LoveInterest Adam. [[CuteAndPsycho May]] being played by the dainty, 5'4" Creator/AngelaBettis and Adam being played by the [[MrFanservice impressively built]], 6'3" Jeremy Sisto. There's even a moment in the film where he has to ''crouch down'' to meet her eye level. Its worth mentioning though that [[spoiler: [[WomanScorned May]] still manages to ''kill'' Adam]]!

* 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/chauffeur, 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/chauffeur. 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'). 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.
** There's also Gendry, who at only 14/15 but is noted as being big and tall for his age around 6'3, and tiny Arya Stark who is 10 years old and under 5'.
** In the prequel story, The Sworn Sword, Ser Duncan (6'11") has a flirtatious relationship with Lady Rohanne (4'11") Webber, who is rather short. It's social status, however, and not height, which gets in the way.
* David Eddings's ''Literature/TheBelgariad'' and ''Literature/TheMalloreon'' 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.
* Eddings' later work ''Literature/TheElenium'' has Sir Sparhawk, repeatedly described as an uncommonly tall and burly bruiser of a man, and his eventual wife [[spoiler:Queen Ehlana]].
* 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 Franchise/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.
** Kincaid and Murphy have a FriendsWithBenefits situation going for a while as well.
** 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.
* ''Literature/DragonBones'' has GentleGiant Ward, and his younger sister Ciarra, who is so small she looks more like twelve than her actual age of sixteen. They usually greet each other by her jumping onto him to hug him, and his picking her up and whirling her around.
* 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 ''Literature/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".
* Vernon and Petunia Dursley in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' books, though the difference is in girth as opposed to height.
** Possible example: of the three leads, Ron is the tallest and Hermione is the shortest.
** Dean Thomas (confirmed to be taller than Ron) was briefly connected to petite Ginny Weasley.
* 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 Creator/SarahDessen's novel ''Literature/JustListen''. 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 ''Literature/{{The Lost World|1912}}''. 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 Creatore/StevenErikson's ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen''. Karsa Orlong is a BloodKnight and a {{deconstruction}} of the BarbarianHero from a race known as the [[OurGiantsAreBigger Teblor]], while Samar Dev is a slim and short human HotWitch and engineer. Karsa having little social graces and bordering on a HeManWomanHater who [[DynamicCharacter learns his lesson]] would bring his courtship of Samar into humorous territory if it wasn't a deliberate {{deconstruction}} of BiggerIsBetterInBed. Karsa is acutely aware of ''that'', but somehow, between books, they manage to become a couple.
* In Creator/MaryGentle's ''Literature/WhiteCrow'' stories, recurring characters Baltazar Casaubon and Valentine, although that's probably ''mostly'' attributable to Balthazar being [[TheBigGuy absolutely massive]].
* In Creator/MaryGentle's ''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 ''[[Literature/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 petite 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 ''Literature/{{Spellsinger}}'' universe, native residents of the fantasy world are significantly shorter than those in the non-magical 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 [[Literature/{{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.
* Princess Siri in ''{{Literature/Warbreaker}}'' is a slight teenage girl sent off to an ArrangedMarriage with a nearly seven foot tall GodEmperor.
* 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.
* In the ''Literature/AhrimanTrilogy'' Fausto is a giant football player and Zoe is repeatedly described as being tiny. She's a total badass though, so it balances.
* The GentleGiant of ''[[Literature/SienkiewiczTrilogy With Fire and Sword]]'', Podbipięta, falls head over heels with tiny [[TheCutie Anusia]].
* ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'': Shallan is quite petite, and constantly annoyed at having to jog to keep up with "storming Alethi and their long legs." With Adolin, the problem is exacerbated when he rides his giant ryshadium.
* In ''Literature/TheWarGods'', Leanna is unusually tall for this trope, being over six feet tall. However, her husband [[spoiler:Bahzell]] is 7'9".
* In ''Literature/TheCrocodileGod,'' Mirasol is the tiny Filipino-American girl to Haik, the title's Filipino crocodile-god. His exact height isn't mentioned, but he's at least a head taller than her, extremely muscular thanks to [[WoodenShipsAndIronMen being a sea-god who naturally sails for a living,]] and descended [[WildSamoan from the Maori.]]

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* Series/{{Arrow}} has Felicity and Ray, played by Emily Bett Rickards, 5'5" and Creator/BrandonRouth, 6'3''. In all her scenes with him, Felicity is wearing heels, and he still towers over her.
** Sara Lance (played by the 5'6 actress Creator/CaityLotz) and Oliver Queen (Portrayed by the 6'1 Stephen Amell) are also an example of this trope
** Thea Queen and Malcolm Merlyn are 5'5 and 6'0.
** Laurel Lance and her Dad Quentin are also holders of this trope, coming in at 5'7 (Laurel) and 6'3 1/2 (Quentin, Making him one of the tallest in the show).
** Curtis Holt (played by 6'5 actor Echo Kellum) and Felicity fit this trope, where some BTS pics have EBR up to his chest.
* On ''Series/{{Selfie}}'', John Cho's Henry dates a girl he's alike to in almost every way-except while he's slightly taller than average, she's positively tiny, not even making it to 5 feet of height, with nearly a full foot difference between them.
* The mini-series adaption of ''Literature/ToTheEndsOfTheEarth'' has this with protagonist Edmund Talbot and his LoveInterest Marion Chumley. Creator/BenedictCumberbatch stands at 6', while Joanna Page is 5'2", making him a full ten inches taller than her. The difference onscreen is rather glaring.
* ''Series/OneOnOne'' focuses on the 6'4" Flex Washington and his 5'4" teenage daughter Breanna.
* Bobby Goren (Vincent D'Onofrio, 6'4") and Alexandra Eames (Kathryn Erbe, 5'2") detective partners on ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent''.
** The CI casting directors doubled down on this when they brought back Mike Logan (6'1" Creator/ChrisNoth) in Season 5, pairing him with Carolyn Barek (Creator/AnnabellaSciorra, 5'2"). Makes it pretty fun when all 4 partners are in the squadroom together in "In The Wee Small Hours".
** After Sciorra did not return for S6, this trope was avoided with Logan's other two partners, Megan Wheeler (Julianne Nicholson, 5'9") and Nola Falacci (Alicia Witt, 5'8").
* ''Series/{{Life}}'': Big lopey Charlie Crews (Damian Lewis, 6'1") and tiny spitfire Dani Reese (Sarah Shahi, 5'3").
* 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 ''Series/SonsOfAnarchy''.
* ''Series/{{Heroes}}'':
** Matt (6'1" and large) and Daphne (5'2" and petite).
** 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 ''Series/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.
* ''Series/PushingDaisies'' had most of its relationships qualify--its four leads were a pair of tall guys (actors Lee Pace and Chi [=McBride=] are 6'5" and 6'4", respectively) and a pair of petite women (actors Creator/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.
%%* ''Series/{{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, [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-qZQ09jTUEyQ/TwpSVkiTb9I/AAAAAAAABKc/hzTMpz9FY_I/s1600/Revelations087.jpg Buffy and Angel]] and [[http://www.whedon.info/IMG/jpg/buffy-season-4-episode-10-hush-buffy-riley-promotional-photos-01-hq-0750.jpg Buffy and Riley]]; Creator/SarahMichelleGellar is 5'3" and skinny, and David Boreanaz is tall (6'1" according to IMDB) and muscular, as is Marc Blucas.
** Lampshaded when Riley Finn comes back in Season 6. Buffy stares at him in disbelief and asks, "Were you always this tall?"
* ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' paired [[SixthRanger Tommy]] (5'10") with [[ValleyGirl Kimberly]] (5'1").
* [[SpacePirates Divatox]] tried to marry [[EvilerThanThou Maligore]] out of convenience in ''Film/TurboAPowerRangersMovie''. Maligore can grow even [[MakeMyMonsterGrow bigger.]] Unfortunately (for Divatox), this marrige would mostly likely lead to EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt and so was naturally spoilt by the Turbo Rangers.
%%* ''Series/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 ''Series/TheOfficeUS''. 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").
* ''Series/{{Glee}}'' has [[http://images2.fanpop.com/images/photos/8000000/1x02-finn-and-rachel-8089622-277-400.jpg Finn (6'3" Cory Montieth) and Rachel (5'2" Lea Michele)]] along with Ken and Emma to a lesser extent.
** A subversion occurs with [[https://38.media.tumblr.com/1959ab65ee7c62256886ddd8991a4237/tumblr_mjcr4e9bbA1qgghb8o1_r1_500.gif Kurt and Blaine]] on-screen: Chris Colfer (Kurt) is somewhat taller than Darren Criss (Blaine). However, Kurt is the more feminine 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.
*** In season 2 when Blaine was playing a mentor role for Kurt, the show actively tried to hide their height difference, even in promo photoshoots.
* ''Series/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}}'' Creator/ZacharyLevi (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 ''Series/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 Creator/AlysonHannigan and Creator/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" [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Suzie Plakson]], who seems short in relation to her giant sons.
* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'':
** Will Riker (Creator/JonathanFrakes at 6'4" was tied for tallest regular Star Trek actor) and Deanna Troi (Creator/MarinaSirtis, 5'5").
%%** Also Worf (Creator/MichaelDorn, also at 6'4") and Troi.
* Almost every pairing on Series/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.
* Series/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.
* ''Series/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.
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Daenerys is fairly short and slight, while her husband Khal Drogo is pretty damn massive, with Dany ''barely'' coming up to his chest. He is a really beefy dude as well. Some measurements: Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys, is 5'2. Jason Momoa, who plays Drogo, is all of 6'4, and, as mentioned above, has the body of a rugby player. She is also this with Daario, who is at least six foot tall. Averted with Jon Snow however, who is not as tall as Drogo and Daario, standing several inches taller than Daenerys.
** Non-romantic example: Arya, at barely 5' and skinny for her age, has this with Gendry (who is noted to take after his well-built father) when they travel together for several seasons and later ends up roaming the countryside with Sander "The Hound" Clegane, at 6' 6", which looks 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 Creator/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.
** Platonically, it's fairly common in the series with Doctor+Companion pairs.
*** Clara Oswald (5'2" Jenna Coleman) and the Eleventh (5'11.5" Matt Smith) and Twelfth Doctors (6' Peter Capaldi).
*** 5'4" Lis Sladen with her Doctors, 6'3" Tom Baker and Jon Pertwee. Third Doctor companion Katy Manning was even shorter, at 5'1"!
*** The Fifth Doctor (6' Peter Davison) with his three female companions Tegan (Janet Fielding), Nyssa (Sarah Sutton) and Peri (Nicola Bryant) who stand at 5'1"-5'2", continued with the Sixth Doctor (6' Colin Baker) and Peri and Mel (5' Bonnie Langford).
* In ''Series/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 (6'5") towers over his extremely petite wife, Sybil (5'3.5"). Meanwhile, John Cleese towers over his extremely petite (then-)wife, Connie Booth (5'4").
* When Juliette introduces her fiancee Sean to the musicians in ''{{Series/Nashville}}'', he is ''way'' taller than she is.
** Gunnar and Scarlett are another example, played by the 6'2" Sam Palladio and the 5'2" Clare Bowen.
* On ''Series/{{Community}}'' Jeff - portrayed by 6'4 Joel [=McHale=] - when paired with either Britta or Annie - respectively 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').
* On ''Series/BabyDaddy,'' they have Danny Wheeler, played by the 6'5" Derek Theler, meaning most of his love interests will fall into this to some degree, but they occasionally go out of their way to find especially petite actresses to help sell his GentleGiant demeanor, such as [[http://images6.fanpop.com/image/polls/1317000/1317839_1387317532030_full.jpg Amy,]] played by the 5'3" Lacey Chabert.
* ''Series/LivAndMaddie'' has Maddie and Diggy, played by Dove Cameron (5ft 2) and Ryan [=McCartan=] (6ft 1) the top of her head barely come up to his shoulders (also counts as a real life example as Cameron and [=McCartan=] are actually dating).
* Andy (played by 6'2 Creator/ChrisPratt) and April (played by 5'6 Creator/AubreyPlaza) on ''Series/ParksAndRecreation''. In addition to being eight inches taller, Andy's about twice as broad as she is. It's best shown when he tries to protects her from a bee swarm and is able to cover most of her upper body with his jumper, while her head still only barely reaches the bottom of his neck.
* Austin and Ally from ''Series/AustinAndAlly'' Austin is eleven inches taller than Ally, and twice as wide, the top of her head just reaches the bottom of his neck in heels. Its particularly noticeable in the opening sequence, where he crouches down quite a bit, so they are eye to eye.
* ''Series/MockTheWeek'' paired up Greg Davies (6' 8") and Lucy Porter (4' 11") for a sight gag referencing ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings''.
--> '''Greg:''' This will never work, Frodo!
* {{QI}} was originally hosted by Stephen Fry (6'5"); he was replaced by one of the show's frequent panelists, Sandi Toksvig (5'0").
* ''Series/TheLastShip'' has [[OfficialCouple Danny and Kara Green]]. He is played by 6' Travis Van Winkle and she is played by 5'2" Marissa Neitling.
* ''Series/TheDefenders2017'': A downplayed case, because although she's not short, Series/JessicaJones2015 is still the shortest of the titular quartet of heroes. Jessica is played by 5'9" Creator/KrystenRitter, [[Series/Daredevil2015 Matt Murdock]] is played by 5'10" Creator/CharlieCox, [[Series/IronFist2017 Danny Rand]] is played by 6'1" Creator/FinnJones, and Series/LukeCage2016 is played by 6'3" Creator/MikeColter.

* 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, ''[[Music/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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* ''ComicStrip/InSecurity'' has [[OnlySaneMan Sam]] whose wife [[GenkiGirl Sed]][[CloudCuckooLander ine]] is shorter than him.

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* Silhouette's weight in Future Of Wrestling was listed as "not telling", but it was safe to say it was significantly less than the wrestler she managed and lured away form Bobby Rogers, Maximum Capacity, who weight in a 658 lbs.
* Particularly in WWE, where they appreciate the big man (perhaps too much), there can be a lot of Huge Guy Tiny Girl relationships. 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, for example.
* 5'3 Wrestling/AJLee and damn-near-seven-feet-tall Wrestling/{{Kane}}
* Wrestling/NatalyaNeidhart and the over-seven-feet-tall Great Khali.
* Five Feet of Fury Wrestling/AlexaBliss and the near 7-foot, near 400-pound Monster Among Men Wrestling/BraunStrowman in the Mixed Match Challenge.

* ''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 ''Theatre/{{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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* Jim Raynor and Sarah Kerrigan, in the ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' series, especially when he wears the Marine {{PoweredArmor}} and she dons the Ghost {{SpyCatsuit}}. Jim has to bow down to kiss Sarah.
* ''VideoGame/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.
* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'': {{Inverted}} between Mario and Princess Peach, whose height varies from 1.5 to nearly twice Mario's, depending on the game. He'd look like a kid standing next to her, were it not for his moustache.
* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
** 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...
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' has a brother/sister example with Sidon and Mipha of the [[FishPeople Zora]]. Sidon is several heads taller than the average Zora, who are already twice as tall as the average Hylian such as Link, whereas Mipha is a head shorter than Link (though it's faintly implied that she had yet to reach her full adult height). They also have a SiblingYinYang dynamic that matches their respective sizes: Sidon is energetic and sociable, while Mipha is quiet and demure.
* 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 ''VideoGame/BioShock''.
* [[PhysicalGod Ignis the Harvest King]] from ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonAnimalParade'' is a potential [[SecretCharacter hidden suitor]] to the much-shorter female protagonist.
* In VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}, while the player character is not particularly small, they'll still have this relationship with the permanently power armor-clad Paladin Danse.
** Technically this relationship can be justified with any character in power armor, but it's especially relevant with Danse, who just won't leave it.
* Hector and Florina's ending in ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade Fire Emblem: 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, as she's half his age). 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 ''VideoGame/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, a [[PlayerCharacter Female Avatar]] can hook up with a specially tall guy (like those above, plus [[BaldBlackLeaderGuy Basilio]], [[spoiler: [[BloodKnight Priam]] ]] and others) and ''specially'' [[spoiler: the HeelFaceTurn-ed Walhart]] who seems to be the tallest and most muscular of them ALL. [[note]]Though this only works if the Female Avatar has the "early teen" (very short girl who seems to be under 15 years old) or "late teen" (average height girl) builds; the "older woman" build makes her rather tall.)[[/note]] The last one also overlaps with MayDecemberRomance.
** 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.
*** a Male Avatar can hook up with either Lissa or Nowi and invoke the trope via using either Build 1 (standard, rather tall but not exaggeratedly so) or Build 3 (TheBigGuy, around Gregor and/or Vaike's height)
** In regards to [[spoiler: the Second Generation]] group - Yarne, Brady and Gerome are the tallest guys of the band (with Laurent following not too far behind ''and'' adding a HUGE NiceHat) whereas girl!Morgan, Cynthia and Nah are the shortest girls. Pairing them up causes this trope to happen. Nah and Cynthia can also marry a male Avatar, and a female Avatar can hook up with either Yarne, Brady, Gerome or Laurent, so...
* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' can potentially have the trope in regards to almost any woman who marries the GentleGiant Benny, the {{hunk}} Arthur, or the {{Warrior Prince}}s Ryoma and Xander. This includes a Female Avatar, and double if she has the "younger girl" build.
** Regarding the [[spoiler: Second Generation]], this can happen if either [[spoiler: Benny's son]] Ignatius, [[spoiler: Xander]]'s son Siegbert or [[spoiler: Ryoma]]'s son Shiro marries a short girl, like the positively tiny BadassAdorable Midori. Again, a Female Avatar is included.
* 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. This is actually reflected on the gameplay: when climbing up an obstacle, Chris and Leon typically boost their slightly smaller partner (Piers and Helena respectively) up, who then help them up from above. Sherry, however, simply ''cannot'' pull Jake, who's easily twice her weight, up, meaning they have to find another way there for him.
* 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 ''VideoGame/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'': {{Inverted}} between Natsu and her ''[[MasochismTango sometimes boyfriend]]'', [[TheNapoleon Shoma.]] She's just shy of 6ft. tall, whereas he's little over 5ft; making it a case of HugeSchoolgirl and tiny guy.
* A mild case in ''VideoGame/{{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''.
* 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. [[spoiler:Tragically inverted when Alicia's exsphere [[PainfulTransformation transformed her into a monster]] and she begged him to [[MercyKill put a end to her]] before she loses her mind and murders him. Her [[BodyHorror Exbelua form]] towers over the 189cm-tall Regal.]]
* ''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.]]
* Although non-romantic, Guan Yu (6' 8.75"/205 cm) towers over his daughter Guanyinping (5' 3"/160 cm) in the ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'' games.
* [[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 transwoman, she still counts.
** Sakura Kasugano and Ryu. Sakura [[OlderThanTheyLook still looks like a teenager despite being at least 20]] and her fangirly thoughts on Ryu are strongly implied to have turned into an intense yet {{unrequited love}}, whereas he looks quite older than in other games and remains a CelibateHero. It ''shows'' in the ''Ties that Bind'' OAV: in the scene where [[spoiler: she gives him a desperate CooldownHug to bring him back to sanity after he's taken over by the Satsui no Hado]], Sakura looks ''tiny'' compared to Ryu.
* 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}}'':
** Our main pair is Master Chief and Cortana. The former 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.
** [[Literature/TheForerunnerSaga Bornstellar's]] unnamed parents definitely qualify. His father is four meters tall; his mother is only two.
** The Didact and his wife the Librarian are a downplayed example. The former is 3.5 meters with the bulk to match, and the other is "only" 2.9 meters and quite slender.
* 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]].
** Due to limitations, game graphics weren't able to show the actual size of Turians, but if Garrus' scale figure is anything to go by he's about 7 feet tall, which would most definitely give him this dynamic with female Shepard who has romanced him as well.
** 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 ''VideoGame/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 ''VideoGame/SaintsRow2'', Brotherhood leader Maero towers over everyone he meets, including his girlfriend Jessica.
** Later games end up going the PairTheSmartOnes route with Oleg and Kinzie. She's not particularly tiny, but he is an absolutely enormous man who would make even Maero seem small.
* 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 (6'0") and Yuffie Kisaragi (5'2")(especially for those who are huge fans of [[PortmanteauCoupleName Yuffentine]]). In ''Dirge of Cerberus'', Vincent shares a lot of screen time with diminutive Shelke Rui, a woman with the body of a nine-year-old girl who stands between 4'6" and 4'10". For an even greater height difference, Shelke also has several scenes with Azul (9'5"), more than double her height.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'', the BetaCouple [[CuteBruiser Selphie Tilmitt]] (5'2") and [[FriendlySniper Irvine Kinneas]] (6'0").
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'', The Sultana Nanamo Ul Namo is a Lalafell, the smallest race in Eorzea. Her right hand is the Flame General Raubahn Aldynn, a Highlander Hyru who's both large and strongly built. Raubahn will even carry Nanamo by having her sit on his forearm like a falcon.
** The Au Ra can provide both sides of the trope, with their males being among the tallest of the races, while the females are the shortest (Aside from the Lalafell, who they still beat by a good margin).
* Eddie and Ophelia in ''VideoGame/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 ''VideoGame/HouseOfTheDead EX''.
* Kraft and Neige from ''VideoGame/MegaManZero''. Also, [[RoboShip he's a robot and she's human.]]
* Seen occasionally in the ''Franchise/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 them (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 ([[MightyGlacier Terra]]), a medium girl ([[MagicKnight Aqua]]), and a really tiny guy ([[FragileSpeedster 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''.
* ''VideoGame/{{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]], when he's romanced by a dwarf or elf of [[BiTheWay either gender]]. With a dwarf Inquisitor, it's particularly humorous in the base game's ending where the couple is making out on the patio...and your character is clearly standing on a stool.
* 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.
* [[{{Hikkikomori}} Futaba Sakura]], who eventually replaces Morgana as your MissionControl in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'', is not only the youngest member of the Phantom Thieves, but she's also the shortest by a significant margin (excepting Morgana, an [[{{Mascot}} anthropomorphic cat]]). As shown in certain scenes (such as her spending time with the protagonist if you romance her, or when she's talking with Yusuke at the beach), she barely grazes their chests, though this is the result of slightly exaggerated models -- going by the actual heights provided for each character, Futaba would hit around chin-height on the protagonist and would come up to Yusuke's shoulders.
* ''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.]]
* One of the newcomers for [[VideoGame/MortalKombat Mortal Kombat X]] is a pair named Ferra/Torr. A hulking man with a teeny tiny woman riding on his shoulders.
** Their arcade ending reveals that [[spoiler: that Ferra and Torr are actually a symbiotic pair, with Torr requiring Ferra to live as part of their bond as warrior and rider. However, when the Great Metamorphosis hits Ferra, she is practically forced to abandon Torr to die while she undergoes a painful three year-long transformation that turns her into a large, hulking version of herself. An inversion of the trope happens when a small male is chosen to be her rider.]]
* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' has Knight Artorias (around 9 feet tall) and Lord's Blade Ciaran (around 6 feet tall). [[ImpliedLoveInterest Their relationship may or may not be romantic in nature.]]
* It is far from uncommon for the ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 5}}'' fanbase to pair [[TokenMiniMoe Usalia]] and [[LargeAndInCharge Red Magnus]] together. Not only is Usalia proportioned like a child (and possibly as young as one in demon terms), but Red Magnus is a big, bulky musclehead ''before'' his {{sizeshift|er}}ing powers come into play. The [[EarthShatteringKaboom Demon Star Splitter]] combo skill makes the distinction especially clear, as Red Magnus gets to be so big you can't even ''see'' Usalia anymore.

[[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.]])
* 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 ''LightNovel/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.
* Saki, the high-shooler protagonist of ''VisualNovel/SweetFuseAtYourSide'', can be this when paired with the hulking escort, Mitarashi, or the tallest character, fortune teller Urabe.
** Also has some non-romantic instances when [[spoiler:Shirabe's tiny daughter Mai]] shows up and takes a liking to Mitarashi.
* The PlayerCharacter from ''VisualNovel/ShallWeDateNinjaShadow'' is a rather short {{bifauxnen}}, so ''all'' of her prospect hook-ups will involve her romancing guys quite taller than she is. It even gets lampshaded severtal times.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/{{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.]]
* ''Webcomic/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.
* ''Webcomic/WapsiSquare'''s Monica, the 5'-tall (152cm) main character, suffers from this with every guy in her life -- except [[TinyGuyHugeGirl Tepoztecal]].
* Majorly in the ''Webcomic/{{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 ''Webcomic/{{Lackadaisy}}''. 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 ''Webcomic/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 ''Webcomic/TheBarePit'' ({{NSFW}}).
* A (presumably) Non-romantic example in ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}: Life through their Eyes'' with an [[http://goblins.keenspot.com/d/20090315.html Ogre and a Kobold.]]
* Largo and Pirogoeth from ''Webcomic/MegaTokyo''.
* ''Webcomic/{{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 ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresofBob.''
* While Reinhold in ''Webcomic/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 Mastigos 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.
* Played platonically and taken to extremes in ''Webcomic/TheFriendlyWinter''. Min-Seong is an above average height seventeen year old while Da-Jeong is a really short nineteen year old due to having a disorder that left her looking permanently like [[OlderThanTheyLook a little kid]].
* Webcomic/ManalaNextDoor: Jacob is big enough to carry his girlfriend Nini on his shoulders.
* Sha'shiva from ''{{Webcomic/EATATAU}}'' has an extreme fetish for guys who are much bigger than she is.
* [[http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=2154 This]] unnamed US Air Force lieutenant from the space station arc of ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' says that she prefers men who are big enough to be able to bench press her one-handed.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* In ''Roleplay/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.
* Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses:
** While not a couple, this is the ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'' and ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick'': Doug is 6'0, Lindsay is 5'2. Especially noticeable in the ''[[WesternAnimation/FernGullyTheLastRainforest 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 Roleplay/ViridianDreamsQuests.
* Norse and Elly of ''WebOriginal/TheTournamentOfRings'' are 10'5" and 4'2" respectively.
* In the podcast ''Podcast/PastDivision'', party members Lolli Rose and Peter Panda are 3'3" and 7'6", respectively.
* ''WebOriginal/OutsideXbox'' has a sister channel, Outside Xtra, with female host Ellen Rose small enough to fit in a poster bag and male host Luke Westaway at least a foot taller than she is.

[[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 Elisa Maza, a human, which is more BeastAndBeauty, but the brief moments in the episode "The 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 Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse 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 ''WesternAnimation/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]].
** Though really, even average-height sister Candy looks puny next to him.
* Maul and Voodoo from ''ComicBook/WildCATs''.
* ''WesternAnimation/RobotechTheShadowChronicles'' has Vince and Jean Grant, Bowie's parents and characters exclusive to the ''{{Anime/Robotech}}'' continuity.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' Jorgen Von Strangle and the Tooth Fairy, despite the Tooth Fairy being significantly taller than most of the other fairies.
* [[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'' has Jack and Maddie Fenton.
* Lena Mack and any of the sharks from ''WesternAnimation/StreetSharks''.
* Silverbolt and Blackarachnia in ''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines''.
** Optimus and Elita-1 in ''WesternAnimation/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.
* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama''
** [[{{Geek}} Beth]] and [[NotSoImaginaryFriend Brady]]. She also had a crush on [[{{Otaku}} Harold]], who's about twice her height.
** B and Dawn
** ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaPresentsTheRidonculousRace'' has the Daters, a.k.a Ryan and Stephanie. Her entire body could fit in one of his arms!
* [[BigFun Beezy]] and [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Saffi]] on ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes''.
* Thor and Jane in ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes''.
* In the not-quite-romantic vein, there's ''WesternAnimation/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 ''WesternAnimation/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''.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** Big Macintosh is about a full head taller than Cheerilee and twice her build. Though this is all down to Mac being large, as Cheerilee is exactly the same stature as >90% of other mares.
** Also, Cup and Carrot Cake both have unique bodies, her being chubby but no shorter than most mares while he is very tall and thin.
** While not remarkably huge, Twilight Sparkle's older brother Shining Armor is noticeably taller and beefier than his wife, Cadance. Notable in the fact that Cadance is an Alicorn, a kind of pony royalty that normally towers over normal Unicorns, Pegasi and Earth Ponies.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'' 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. In fact, he's hands-down ''the'' [[TheBigGuy tallest and most massive of the six leaders of the world's nations]]. Just about any woman he stands next to looks tiny in comparison.
* ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'': Marinette's parents. The father is tall and very broad-shouldered, while the mother is a small Chinese woman, not even as tall as her daughter.
* Eclipsa's monster lover from ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'' is so big that compared to Eclipsa that she can easily sit on his arms and still wouldn't even be one-fourth the size of the monster.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* The males of most mammal species average larger than females, but some species have a particularly large size differential.
** The southern elephant seal is probably the most extreme example, with males averaging roughly five times the mass of females. Female elephant seals typically grow to about 1700 lbs, while the males average a whopping 7000 lbs (and have been known to reach as much as 9000lbs)!
* As is noted in the RealLife section of [[TinyGuyHugeGirl this trope's counterpoint's page]], most species of arthropods (arachnids, insects, crustaceans, etc.), reptiles, and birds tend to avert this; the only clade in the animal kingdom to (usually) play it straight is mammalia.
* 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.
* Music/TheNotoriousBIG (6'4 and at least 300 lbs) and Music/LilKim (4'10).
* Creator/HaydenPanettiere [[https://i.imgur.com/ndM4kDs.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!''
* Creator/{{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 ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'' but was rejected because of this trope.
* [[Music/TheSmashingPumpkins Billy Corgan]] (6'4") and Music/TilaTequila (4'11"). That's not even the strangest part of the pairing.
* Billy Corgan (6'4") and Jessica Origliasso (5'1").
* 4'9" [[Series/FrenchAndSaunders Dawn French]] and 6'2" Creator/LennyHenry.
* 5'5" Kate Bosworth and 6'4" Alexander Skarsgard.
* Creator/AshtonKutcher (6'2") and Creator/MilaKunis (5'3"). They also played onscreen lovers in ''Series/That70sShow'' where Mila was even shorter at the beginning of the series.
* 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]].
* 6'1" Damian Lewis and 5'3" Helen [=McCrory=].
* 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 Creator/WillArnett (6'2").
* Former basketball player Shaquille O'Neal and his girlfriend [[http://www.mademan.com/shaqs-pint-sized-girlfriend-nicole-hoops-alexander/ Nicole]].
* UsefulNotes/QueenVictoria (only 4'11") and Prince Albert (about 6'0"). And which one of the two was the ruler of the largest empire on Earth, and which one came from a minor ducal family in Germany and 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 ex-boyfriend Andre Velencoso was 6'4" and she couldn't even reach 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'.
* 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]]. She jokes that she uses his belt buckle to check her makeup.
* Husband-and-wife acting team Jim Carter and Creator/ImeldaStaunton. She's barely five feet tall. He's fourteen inches taller. And it is ''adorable''.
* Music/{{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]].
* Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush (6'3") and his wife Colomba (5'). [[https://images.newrepublic.com/564af661201ea25991e8ff0a39a76de1149734d0.jpeg?w=500&h=687 And as this cute picture of the holding hands shows]], he's also considerable wider than her.
* 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'' (as [[TestosteronePoisoning Khal Drogo]]) 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-5).
* Voice actor Creator/TroyBaker (6-foot-3) and his wife Pamela. He's at least a head or more taller than her.
* Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan (6-foot-2) has been married for 41 years now to Bollywood actress Jaya Bachchan (5-foot-2).
* Andrew Smith (6-foot-11), who played basketball at Butler University and professionally in Lithuania before a bout with cancer that ultimately claimed his life in 2016, and his wife Samantha (5-foot-1). [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2297571/6ft-11in-college-basketball-star-proposes-petite-high-school-sweetheart-nearly-TWO-FEET-shorter-him.html When he dropped to a knee to propose to her, he was STILL taller than her]]. For a more recent picture, [[http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/feature/25100916/a-bulldogs-battle go here (scroll down to the bottom of the article)]].
* [[WebVideo/PressHeartToContinue Brook 'Dodger Leigh' Lawson]] and her boyfriend LetsPlay/{{Strippin}} are 4'11 and 6'4 respectively.
* 1980s track and field athletes Mary (née Decker) and Richard Slaney.
* Another non-romantic example is [[http://www.9news.com.au/national/2015/08/21/17/14/photo-of-mismatched-queensland-cops-goes-viral this viral photo]] of a pair of Queensland cops. He's 6'9" (206cm) and she's 5'1" (155cm).
* From the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, [[http://www.today.com/news/olympians-simone-biles-david-lee-show-big-height-difference-t101401 gymnast Simone Biles (4'8") and volleyball player David Lee (6'8")]]
* Professional wrestler Wrestling/{{Vader}} had a mother who stood 4'10" and a father who was 6'6". Considering he ''[[TheBrute definitely]]'' took more after his father, it's unsurprising his birth had to be induced early for safety reasons (he was 11 pounds and 23 inches at birth).
* 6'3" Creator/ChrisPratt and 5'4" Creator/AnnaFaris.
* President UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln (6'4") and his wife Mary Todd Lincoln (5'2").
* The voice actors for the title characters of of WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle were this. See [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieOGZtGUjRQ this video]] for proof. In fact, Creator/JuneForay was just 4'11" and thus ended up being the Tiny Girl to ''everyone's'' Huge Guy.