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-> His cute little blush. Her bright face. ''The height difference''.
-->-- A comment on [[http://theghostofminitiate.tumblr.com/post/82059084357/k25ff-so-along-here-daniel-are-you this artwork]] on Website/{{Tumblr}}

Men are usually bigger than women, right? Well, most of the time, but there are cases in which a woman will be taller than her love interest, either because she's unusually tall or because he's unusually short. Sometimes it's both; sometimes the girl is a good deal wider than the guy as well. Generally the first example goes under StatuesqueStunner, while the second goes in BigBeautifulWoman, but either one could also be an AmazonianBeauty.

When this trope happens, the guy might feel [[NoGuyWantsAnAmazon self-conscious]] about dating a woman larger than him, or the girl might feel [[AllAmazonsWantHercules similarly insecure]] about dating a man much shorter/smaller than her (and let's not talk about if she wears ''heels''...). But in other cases, the guy will find a woman attractive not ''despite'' how tall she is, but partly [[StatuesqueStunner because of it]]. Of course, this particular height-contrast lends itself to what the boyfriend might call [[MarshmallowHell Marshmallow Heaven]].

Naturally, the CounterTrope of HugeGuyTinyGirl and OneHeadTaller. Can be related to UglyGuyHotWife if the man has cartoonish features while the woman is more realistically proportioned. It may overlap with AmazonianBeauty, StatuesqueStunner, BigBeautifulWoman, or ChubbyMamaSkinnyPapa. MasculineGirlFeminineBoy is a SisterTrope, and the two are often found together. See also GiantWoman, because sometimes a giantess will fall in love with a human man.

If you have an '''entire''' species with this, you may have a case of BizarreSexualDimorphism.



* A series of British {{Public Service Announcement}}s during the 1960s featured a cartoon couple called Joe and Petunia, who would get into dangerous situations to show the viewer what not to do. Joe was drawn as a tiny little man while Petunia was obese and almost twice as tall.

[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'': Yuri Zahard, who is two heads taller than her dwarfish guide Evan Edrok.
* In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory'', the AmazonianBeauty DarkSkinnedRedhead WrenchWench Moira Bascht and the ButtMonkey pilot Chuck Keith end up becoming the BetaCouple (or at least are implied to do so). Moira stands head and shoulders over Keith, and is obviously more muscular then he is.
* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'': Krillin is noticeably shorter than his wife #18 and practically every other character of the series (Gohan was the same height as him when he was ''four years old''). Although this just might be inconsistent height, considering he's 152 cm and was as tall as Gohan when he was 9 or 10 years old.
* Cibo and Killy of the manga series ''Manga/{{Blame}}'', with Cibo being a good deal taller than Killy. [[spoiler:At least, at first.]]
* Lampshaded in ''Anime/LibraryWar'', in which Kasahara is noticeably taller than her love interest and superior Dojo, to his annoyance.
* The parrot in ''Anime/TimeBokan'' has a large domineering wife.
* In ''Manga/SuperDreadnoughtGirl4946'', short guy Makoto Tokida ends up befriending and forming a relationship with the nearly fifty-meter tall Mana Eimiya. She insists her height is 49 metres 46 centimetres; it's important to her because ''shorter girls are cuter, right?'' There's also Kotou Akemi and [[GenderBlenderName Isaac Montana]], who both tried to win him over Mana.
* In ''Manga/ShamanKing'', Oyamada Manta's father is about his height (in the neighborhood of 80 centimeters tall); his mother, on the other hand, is of normal height (and noticeably better-looking)
* ''Anime/GunXSword'': A mild antagonist version; Fasalina is clearly a head and few inches taller than Michael.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Division 10's Vice Captain Rangiku Matsumoto (172 cm, or 5'7 3/4") and Captain Toushirou Hitsugaya (133 cm, or 4'4"), the woman being massive in at least one area... [[BuxomIsBetter More like two areas, though]].
* ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'': Riful and Dauf (Awakened form), and Clare and Raki (pre-timeskip). Ironically both cases are [[HugeGuyTinyGirl reversed]] when they're not Awakened (Riful's human form is a tiny little girl next to Dauf's hulking figure) and post-timeskip (Raki becomes outright ''huge'' when he grows up, while Clare doesn't visibly change) respectively.
* ''Manga/LovelyComplex'':
** The whole premise of the series. Koizumi (171 cm tall: HugeSchoolgirl) and Otani (158 cm tall: TheNapoleon) are often seen as a sort of comedic duo due to their height discrepancies and it becomes a popular game to imagine what kind of odd couple they'd make together. For better or worse, they start falling for each other...
** It's also hinted that [[spoiler: this is a case of GenerationXerox, as Koizumi's grandparents were also like this... and they faced LOTS of hardships. This ''may'' explain why Koizumi's now widowed grandfather hates Otani so much - he fears that he won't be able to make Koizumi happy if they stay together.]])
* ''VideoGame/ZoneOfTheEnders: Dolores, i'', in a non-romantic ([[PrecociousCrush sorta]]), platonic way: The old veteran pilot stuck together with a [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots sentient]] [[HumongousMecha mecha]] with a [[GenkiGirl little girl's personality]].
* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
** Monkey D. Luffy clocks in at just over 170 cm. His enthusiastic admirer, the pirate empress Boa Hancock, towers over him at a statuesque ''191 cm''. (For bonus amusement, she's also 12 years his senior, making them if not a MayDecemberRomance than at least a May August...Whatever The Heck Is Going On There.)
** He later befriends Princess Shirahoshi, the biggest mermaid alive, whose size is comparable to their ship. They more or less remain platonic, however.
** [[spoiler: Miss Monday and Mr. 9 became an OfficialCouple version of this trope during the time skip; they even have a baby to seal the deal.]]
** Two of Charlotte "Big Mom" Linlin's daughters, Chiffon and Praline, are HappilyMarried to shorter men: [[spoiler: Aladdin from the Sun Pirates [[note]](who ''isn't'' exactly short, by the way; he's around the height of the 301-cm-tall Jinbe, but [[StatuesqueStunner Praline is just THAT huge]])[[/note]] ]] and Capone Bege [[note]](around 166 cm, meaning he's short but not ''excessively'' so)[[/note]], respectively.
* ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'':
** Millie and either Vash or Meryl are a platonic example.
*** Vash and Wolfwood are both rather average sized. But Wolfwood with Millie becomes this trope, while Vash becomes the [[HugeGuyTinyGirl Huge Guy with Meryl]].
** Pa Nebraska is a tiny, ugly, ancient-looking man. His wife, Ma Nebraska, basically looks like Gofsef (the giant deformed cyborg who is so huge that Pa rides around in his pocket) with breasts and hair. Except she may be even bigger than her giant son, at least a head taller.
* ''Anime/{{Macross}}'':
** ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'': Michel Blanc and Klan Klang (often a full-sized Zentraedi). That is, if Klan isn't Micloned. If she does, the trope is HugeGuyTinyGirl instead, as she looks [[OlderThanHeLooks much smaller and younger]] than her real age.
** Max Jenius and Millia Fallyna from [[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross the first series]], although they only encountered each other in Millia's original size [[DefectingForLove once]]... [[RuleThirtyFour that we know of]].
* Inoue Kazurou's short story ''Aoi Destruction'', where the titular character is a [[OlderThanTheyLook 38-year-old]] pint-[[FunSize sized]] [[DudeLooksLikeALady Hot "Loli" Dad]] and his late wife was a [[TheBigGuy overwhelmingly hulking]] [[MightyGlacier pile of muscle]].
* ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'': Tiny SpiritAdvisor Clef (who's ReallySevenHundredYearsOld) and either Umi Ryuzaki or Presea [[spoiler: (add Presea's BackupTwin Sierra, if you follow the anime)]], whether their affections for him are romantic or not (at least [[AllLoveIsUnrequited onesided]] from Presea [[spoiler: and Sierra]], Umi's case is a bit more debatable).
* ''Take On Me'' centers on Tsushida Tomonori (scrawny and about 5'1" (156 cm)) and Hikaru Oono ([[HugeSchoolgirl just shy of 6'0" (182 cm) and capable of walking off with Tsuda tucked under her arm]]). Since it is ''that'' [[{{Hentai}} sort]] [[PornWithPlot of]] {{Manga}} there are a few amusingly awkward scenes that cannot be described here.
* The [[OfficialCouple main couple]] of HugeSchoolgirl, Ayako, and Mamoru, in ''LightNovel/VenusToMamoru'' is this trope. He comes a bit short of her shoulders.
* Kaoru of ''Manga/NanaToKaoru'' is really short and skinny, while Nana is a statuesque brunette who's two/three inches taller. One chapter shows he has to stand on tiptoe to whisper into her ear.
* From ''LightNovel/{{Katanagatari}}'' we have Chouchou, who is roughly the size of a child, and Oshidori, who is the tallest female character.
* She was only seen briefly in a flashback, but Napoleon's ex-wife from ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' clearly towered over him.
* In ''Manga/SoulEater'', Tsubaki is noticeably taller than her meister Black Star, and Liz is taller than Death the Kid. The girls are also quite a bit older. Between the beginning and end of the manga, Kid seems to grow by a ridiculous degree, going from two heads shorter than Liz to her equal in height. How much is supposed to be an actual change in height (there appears to be an unspecified Time Skip after the Baba Yaga arc) rather than ArtEvolution is hard to say.
* In ''Manga/YuGiOh'', we have Anzu, who has a somewhat average height for a girl but contrast it with Yugi, who is pretty much a midget. In the PoolEpisode, Jonouchi realizes how odd a ship of them would be. She's also taller than Dark Yugi/Atem. Mai is even taller than both of them.
* Pietro's parents in ''Popolocrois''. Doubles as InterspeciesRomance, since his mom is a dragon.
* [[NobleDemon Hiei]] from ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' is significantly smaller than his prospective LoveInterest [[DarkActionGirl Mukuro]], with whom the BelligerentSexualTension is very present.
* Makken and Leyte in ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''.
* Mizuki and Akira from ''Manga/AiOreLoveMe''.
* Haruyuki, who is a midget, and Kuroyukihime from ''LightNovel/AccelWorld''.
* Yui and Kei from ''Manga/HououGakuenMisoragumi''.
* Koichi and Yukako from ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''.
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'':
** More-or-less every straight Edward Elric pairing (and originally the OfficialCouple of him and [[spoiler:Winry]]) is this. For most of the manga he's 149 cm - 157 cm, though he outgrows it.
** Noah in ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemistTheConquerorOfShamballa'' is at maximum an ImpliedLoveInterest, at minimum his only female friend at the moment, and is noticeably taller than Edward. He's at full grown height so he won't get any taller, unlike in the manga. Winry (who is taller than her manga version) is also shown to be taller than Ed in the movie.
** Major Alex Louis Armstrong's parent also count. Mrs. Armstrong is as tall as Alex, but with a very graceful figure. Mr. Armstrong is only half as tall as his wife and son, but has a muscular build that HAS BEEN PASSED DOWN THE ARMSTRONG LINE FOR GENERATIONS!
* Luchino from ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' is a smallish teenage boy. [[CoolBigSis Aging]], on the other hand, stands well over two meters and is described as having a build like Michelangelo's David, but with breasts and 50% more muscle. Luchino barely reaches up to her chest.
* ''Anime/SteelAngelKurumi'' and the 12-year-old protagonist Nakahito.
* The protagonists of ''Manga/HoukagoPlay'''s first volume.
* In ''Manga/{{Ratman}}'' [[ObliviousToLove Shuto Katsuragi]] and both of his... well, kind-of-LoveInterest, Mirea Mizushima and Rio Kizaki.
* Downplayed in ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'', where it's only an issue because Keichii is insecure about his height, whereas Belldandy doesn't care and is only slightly taller than he is anyway.
* In the ''Anime/MazingerZ'' SpinOff ''Manga/NewMazinger'', this is taken UpToEleven with Major Kabuto (human-sized) and Princess Krishna (Mazinger-sized... around eighteen-meters tall). He understandably complains she is the most beautiful woman he has found, but they are the wrong size.
* While at this point more of a platonic couple, Yuriko and Dai'chi in ''Manga/KotouraSan'' are also an example.
* In ''Manga/MonthlyGirlsNozakiKun'' there's [[{{Bifauxnen}} Kashima]] (176cm) and Hori (164cm). The former will tease the latter about being too short to play lead roles in the drama club but she's still his {{Fangirl}}.
* Natsuru from ''Kamisama Ga Uso O Tsuku'' is at a normal height for an eleven-year-old but the girl he falls for, Suzumura, is tall for her age.
* A given for ''Manga/TheWorldIsStillBeautiful'''s 12-year-old Livius and the older Nike. She is about a head taller when they first meet.
* Fujiyama Maki, the middle school-aged main character in ''Fujiyama-san wa Shishunki,'' is way taller than her boyfriend Kanba-kun. She's also well-built, chunky enough that a couple of times he's successfully hidden behind her to keep their relationship a secret from classmates.
* Theres a 30 cm (just under 1 foot) difference between Haru and Tsurezure in ''Manga/{{Ojojojo}}''. This is only ever brought up once when Tsurezure mentions his HeightAngst.
* ''Manga/KomorisanCantDecline'' by the same author has Komori and Ootani. Ootani is one of the shortest people in his class, and compared to the [[HugeSchoolgirl six foot tall]] Komori, everyone is tiny, making him look even shorter by comparison. As they point out when they first interact, [[IronicName their names mean the exact opposite]].
* Makoto's ThirdOptionLoveInterest Maekawa from ''LightNovel/GroundControlToPsychoelectricGirl'' is a HugeSchoolgirl who towers several centimeters over him.
* ''Anime/PonyoOnTheCliffByTheSea'': Ponyo's parents. Her mother, Granmammare, can hold her father Fujimoto in the palm of her hand, when she's at full size. He's not particularly tiny, though -- she's just ''really'' big. Just to make it clear, Granmammare is the personification of the OCEAN! Fujimoto used to be a regular human, and now at least still APPEARS human. Thus, it's extremely understandable that she'd be bigger than him.

* This is a staple of French cartoonist [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Dubout Albert Dubout]]'s illustrations. He especially pushed the size difference to ExaggeratedTrope level, having the husbands being midgets compared to their huge, heavyset battleaxe wives with GagBoobs. [[http://www.art-objets.fr/espace/images/Photos_Produits/Objets_d_art/Dubout_DUBG_netw.jpg Observe.]]

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'': Geriatrix, being in his 90s, would be pretty short even if he wasn't always hunched over. His [[UglyGuyHotWife drop-dead-gorgeous wife]] is one of the tallest Gauls in the village (and most of that height is ''[[ShesGotLegs leg]]'').
** Likewise, Bravura the "modernist" female bard is roughly twice the height of Asterix, whom she takes a liking to. She shamelessly exploits the difference, using it to pick him up when she feels like it, until she gets him so mad that he punches her.
** In ''Asterix and the New Class'', a flashback to the births of Asterix and Obelix shows that Vitalstatistix had a large mother and a small father, as an inversion of the size difference between him and his wife Impedimenta.
* Creator/DCComics:
** [[ComicBook/NewGods Scott Free]] and Big Barda. [[http://katiecandraw.deviantart.com/art/big-barda-and-mr-miracle-95109646 Awww, so cute.]] (Although, DependingOnTheWriter, Scott is sometimes just as tall.)
** Also with Scott Free's Manager Oberon and Fire.
** Post-''ComicBook/ZeroHour'' ''ComicBook/{{Legion Of Super-Heroes}}'' had Monstress and Element Lad, which might also count as BeastAndBeauty except for the fact that Monstress doesn't have a "Beast" personality.
** ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} and ComicBook/{{Starfire}} of ''[[ComicBook/TeenTitans Titans]]'' fame. He's only short relative to other superheroes, but ''she'' is almost two meters tall. ''More'', counting her hair.
*** They stay like this even in the animated version, where she's somewhat shorter and has normal hair.
** {{Sizeshifter}}s Giganta and ComicBook/TheAtom ([[AffirmativeActionLegacy Ryan Choi]]) used to be an item. Even with both at normal size, she has several inches on him.
** Similarly, Andromeda and Brainiac 5 of ''ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}}''.
* Creator/MarvelComics
** From the ''ComicBook/AlphaFlight'' series, the towering [[NighInvulnerability Diamond Lil]] and average-height [[{{Technopath}} Madison Jeffries]].
** Also from ''Alpha Flight'', when Heather Hudson briefly dated Puck, a dwarf.
** Technically, when Ant-Man shrinks down to use his PowerPerversionPotential.
** ComicBook/SheHulk and Wyatt Wingfoot, when they were dating. Note that Wyatt Wingfoot is actually a pretty large fellow (he's taller than say, Reed Richards or Johnny Storm). Really, she has ended up being taller than every man she dated seriously.
** ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} and almost any woman he dates. At 5'3" (160 cm), even his teenage "sidekicks" Jubilee and Kitty Pryde are taller.
* Creator/HarveyComics:
** Long-running character Little Lotta, a large BigEater with near super strength, has Gerald, a stereotypical puny bookworm, for a guy pal.
* Creator/AvatarPress:
** Christos Gage's ''Absolution'' has Alpha, a female [[NighInvulnerability Brick]], well over 1.8 m tall and happily married to a non-metahuman man of considerably more average proportions.
* ''ComicBook/{{Agent 327}}'': Agent 327 and Olga Lawina.
* ''Creator/TangentComics'' has the MisterBig Doll Man and his moll, the tall, muscular Big Barda.
* ''ComicBook/SavageDragon'': Battle Girl and Mr. Glum, though he used a PoweredArmor that makes him look tall, he is actually a diminutive alien which doesn't bother all his girlfriend, who is a normal-sized teenage girl.
* ''ComicBook/RedEars'': Due to the differing art styles. Gürcan Gürsel in particular tends to [[AuthorAppeal emphasize women's legs]], drawing them as towering Amazons compared to the shorter men they're paired with.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* Chester Gould used this trope twice in [[ComicStrip/DickTracy Dick Tracy]]; first with Jerome [[SdrawkcabName Trohs]] and Mamma; then again with Heels Beals and Acres O' Reilly.
* During the high school days of ''ComicStrip/SafeHavens'' there was Gerald and Bambi, a diminutive computer nerd and a tall {{BBW}} respectively. They started going out ''because'' they were so mismatched. After their relationship got strained by Gerald going to a different college, Bambi becoming a professional singer, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Gerald's growth spurt]] making him as tall as Bambi, they amicably broke up (to her agent Jenny's consternation, as nice{{Break Up Song}}s don't do well on the charts).

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* A nonromantic example with allies Xenilla (a.k.a Spacegodzilla) and Destroyah in ''FanFic/TheBridge'', once they are transferred to Equestria. Xenilla isn't exactly small, being a hair taller than Princess Luna and fairly well built. But put him next to the gargantuan Destroyah, who is a full head taller than Princess Celestia and a good deal bulkier; anyone would look small.
* A number of ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' fans were hoping that Kiina and Berix would become a couple. Jossed by [[WordOfGod Greg Farshtey]], since they're from [[InterspeciesRomance different species]].
* Since Princess Celestia and Princess Luna from FriendshipIsMagic are Alicorns which are much taller than the average pony, humanized works involving them will invoke this trope. (Especially when flirting with their gruff, but shorter guards)
* C'ren Bieber of the ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarePants'' fanfic ''Fanfic/OneLessLonelyGurl'' is 179 cm, while Music/JustinBieber is 171 cm. Also, her alleged second love interest is implied to be Plankton, who is short both in canon and the fic.
* [[http://nullpony-exception.deviantart.com/art/I-think-I-m-ok-with-this-327964057?q=gallery%3Aplumpponies%2F30830361&qo=2 This]] Website/DeviantArt drawing.
* [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/7350/1/mothers/mothers Mothers]] and ''Fanfic/WakingNightmares'', both by the same author [=KnightMysterio=] mentions that Fluttershy's mother Barricade is a massive but loving brute, while her father TL Care is meek and quiet.
* When it comes to most of [[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/281125/HVK HVK's]] WesternAnimation/AdventureTime fan fictions, whenever Finn is paired up with a love interest, you can expect that girl to be at least two times bigger than Finn, and it's often written as romantic and cute. The same author's {{WebComic/Homestuck}} works follow a similar pattern with Karkat and Terezi; Karkat is typically depicted as being very short for a troll, while [[AmazonianBeauty Terezi]] is gigantic.
* In the ''{{Naruto}}''/''Manga/{{Fairy Tail}}'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10756003/1/Ninja-Tail Ninja Tail]]'', Erza is roughly a head taller than her love interest Naruto, who is about the same height as Lucy.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* The couple in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=4PTjT4U7Fsk&feature=endscreen Dodudindon]]. The woman is a BigBeautifulWoman and the man is small, short and scrawny in comparison to her (and he wants her oh, so badly).
* In ''WesternAnimation/MonstersVsAliens'', Susan was still engaged to a normal man when she grew to (almost!) 15 meters tall.
* From ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'', Mike Wazowski and his girfriend Celia Mae. She's roughly the height of a human adult, whereas he's basically a basketball-sized eyeball on legs.
* Donkey and the Dragon from ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}''.
** Also Farquaad and Fiona, for the brief time that they're together.
* ''Disney/OliverAndCompany'' has Tito the chihuahua and Georgette the poodle, though it's mostly an unrequited crush from Tito to Georgette until the end. [[spoiler:At which point Tito wants to get away from Georgette.]]
* Hyacinth Hippo and Ben Ali Gator on the "Dance of the Hours" segment of ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}''.
** HenpeckedHusband Flying John and his domineering wife in the "Rhapsody in Blue" segment of ''Disney/Fantasia2000''.
* Ted and Audrey from ''WesternAnimation/TheLorax.''
* Mehitabel the cat and Archy the cockroach from ''WesternAnimation/ShinboneAlley''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/AGoofyMovie'', a couple like this show up in the "On the Open Road" musical number, with the husband even having a high-pitched voice and the wife having a low-pitched voice.
* [[spoiler:[[MasculineGirlFeminineBoy Fix-It Felix Jr. and Sgt. Tamora Jean Calhoun]]]] of ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' take it to an extreme. [[spoiler:The top of his head reaches to perhaps her hip, if that. (To make it even more visually hilarious, they don't even belong to the same aesthetic. He's a cartoony, Mario-like character, and she's a more realistically-proportioned ([[ImpossibleHourglassFigure for a given value of "realistic"]]) FPS character.)]]
* ''WesternAnimation/MonsterHouse'': Mr. Nebbercracker and Constance the Giantess.
* The Disney ''Disney/AliceInWonderland'' has the King and Queen of Hearts. The Queen of Hearts is a huge, overbearing figure. The King of Hearts is minuscule in comparison. It is lampshaded in the introductions:
-->'''White Rabbit:''' Her imperial highness, he... her grace, her excellency, her royal majesty, the Queen of Hearts!\\
'''Crowd:''' [wild cheers]\\
'''The King:''' ''[clears his throat expectantly]''\\
'''White Rabbit:''' [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg And the King.]]\\
'''Random voice:''' Hooray!
* A double-feature from Planes: Dusty Crophopper, the protagonist, is significantly smaller than his love interest Ishani, but their size difference is nothing compared to that between Rochelle and El Chupacabra.
* In ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/ToyStory3 3]]'' Buzz is noticeably shorter then Jessie. It helps that they're both toys from different times and companies.
* Both sets of parents in ''WesternAnimation/CorpseBride'' in different ways. William and Nell Van Dort are the roughly the same height but William is skinny whereas Nell is wide enough to have trouble to fit through the carriage. Finis and Maudeline Everglot appear to be the same height when we first see them but then it is revealed Finis was standing on a stepladder and was only about half as tall as his wife.
* In the opening sequence of ''WesternAnimation/TheTripletsOfBelleville'', the audience consists ''entirely'' of tiny men and their enormous wives.
* Xibalba and La Muerte in ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife''. Downplayed as both are Gods, which makes them incredibly tall with La Muerte being just a few inches taller than her husband who normally slumps but is slightly taller than when he stands straight. [[spoiler:Played more straight with their human forms in the framing story]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/StrangeMagic'' [[spoiler:Dawn and Sunny.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheWild'' has a one sided romance between a ''[[InterspeciesRomance squirrel]]'' [[InterspeciesRomance and a giraffe.]] [[spoiler: The giraffe finally returns his feelings in the end.]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/ChickenRun'', [[HenpeckedHusband Mr. Tweedy]] is a lot stouter than his LeanAndMean [[BigBad wife]], but he's also significantly shorter, in no small part due to his permanent stoop.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'':
** Roger and Jessica Rabbit. He doesn't reach her ''waist''.
** Also, Dolores and Eddie Valiant. Far from as drastic and so much less noticable, but still she has several inches on him.
* ''Film/AttackOfThe50FootWoman'': Being the titular 50-foot (15 meters) woman, Nancy Archer towers over her husband, Harry.
* ''Film/JulieAndJulia'': Julia Child (Creator/MerylStreep) and her sister ([[Series/{{Glee}} Jane Lynch]]) are both about 6'2" (188 cm) (in TheFifties, where the average ''man'' ls around 5'8" (173 cm)) and both fall for guys who are a head shorter, despite Julia's attempt at setting her sister up with a guy who's taller ("What's he like?" "He's... [[DamningWithFaintPraise tall]]"). Based on RealLife.
* ''Film/{{Avatar}}''. It's only actually seen once but Jake is considerably shorter than his 2 meter eventual spouse Neytiri, though in all but one scene, he interacts with her through his equally tall Avatar which he eventually permanently uploads into.
* Jason Melon and his squeeze Valerie from ''Film/BackToSchool''. She's about 8 centimeters taller than average and he's about eight centimeters shorter than average; he practically needed to stand on his toes to kiss her.
* Lux (the barbarian) and Nim (the halfling) in ''Film/DungeonsAndDragonsWrathOfTheDragonGod''. They're not exactly an item, per se, but they do get several instances of [[ShipTease Ship Teasing]].
* ''Film/EllaEnchanted'' has Slannen the elf falling in love with Brumhilda the giantess.
* Seymour and Audrey, from ''Film/LittleShopOfHorrors''.
* Referenced in ''Film/OceansEleven'', in which Saul objects to Tess being Benedict's girlfriend on the grounds that she's too tall for him. Presumably Saul finds this trope disagreeable.
* Long Duk Dong and Marlene in ''Film/SixteenCandles''.
* Kurd and Big Girl in ''Film/TakeTheLead''.
%%* ''Film/{{Norbit}}''.
* Mr. and Mrs. Turnblad in ''Film/{{Hairspray}}''. Admittedly, the mother is played by a man in drag, but it's played straight in both movies and the theatre adaptation.
** Penny is noticeably taller than Seaweed in the 2007 film.
* The average height, gaunt Kyle and amazonian BBW Rhonda in ''Film/RoadTrip'' in addition to the 5'3 (160 cm) lead Josh and both his love interests.
* Mr. and Mrs. Wormwood in ''Film/{{Matilda}}''.
* ''Film/TheHungerGames'' has Katniss Everdeen, played by 5'9" (177 cm) Creator/JenniferLawrence and Peeta Mellark, played by 5'7" or 170 cm (and not exactly broadly built) JoshHutcherson. It almost looks like she could bench-press him.
* In ''Film/TheHobbitTheDesolationOfSmaug'', Kili finds the captain of Thranduil's guard, Tauriel, to be quite attractive. She does not appear to mind the attention.
* Relatively speaking in ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}''. The male MUTO is perhaps 25% the size of the female it mates with. A case of ShownTheirWork, given that many arthopods, arachnids and insects display [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sexual_dimorphism#Species_with_larger_females_than_males sexual dimorphism in favor of the female]] (read: the female of the species is normally larger than the male.)
* Dylan and Lily in ''Film/{{WeBoughtaZoo}}''.
* In ''Film/NapoleonDynamite'', Kip falls in love with a girl named Lafawnduh, who is one...maybe two heads taller than him.
* In ''Film/TheLittleRascals'' short "Thundering Fleas", after seeing one of her sister's wedding rehearsals, Mary decides to pretend marry Joe. Mary is a lanky girl while Joe is a chubby, short boy.
* ''Film/ADogsPurpose'' has Toni and Roxy. Toni is a Pembroke Welsh Corgi and Roxy is a Landseer. Roxy is over twice Toni's size. To him, it was LoveAtFirstSight and they become inseparable.

* A very tall girl standing 188 cm goes to her doctor for advice. She explains that her boyfriend has dwarfism and is only 122 cm tall. Embarrassed, she explains her concerns to the doctor: "Will we... you know... be able to ''do it''?" The doctor ponders on this for a second or two and then smiles. "There should be no problems at all. The human race encompasses all shapes and sizes and there's nothing physical that's going to prevent you both from enjoying a healthy sex life... The problem is, you won't have anyone to talk to."
* A MathematiciansAnswer pun:
-->'''Tiny Guy:''' What would you say to a little fuck?\\
'''Huge Girl:''' I'd say: "Hello, little fuck."

* Literature/HarryPotter:
** Hagrid's parents are a normal-sized wizard and a giant woman. How, you ask? [[IncrediblyLamePun A Wizard Did It!]]
** Monsieur Delacour (no first name given) is described as short and plump, while his wife Apolline is a head taller than him.
* Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'':
** Miles Vorkosigan HasAType. The only adult woman in his life that was not at least OneHeadTaller than his own four-foot-ten-on-a-good-day (147cm) height was [[TheVamp more interested in his foster brother than him]]. The two most notable examples are his first crush Elena Bothari (around 5'10" (178cm)) and the experimental SuperSoldier he rescued and named Taura (around 8' (2.4m)).
** In the short story ''Literature/WinterfairGifts'' a member of House Vorkosigan's personal guard (Armsman Roic, a rather tall and powerfully built fellow by ordinary standards) has an epiphany after coming face to bustline with Taura and nearly dislocating his arm helping with her luggage when she arrived to attend Miles' wedding. "This must be what it's like for M'lord... ''all the time''." Roic and Taura also arguably end up an example of this trope, though less dramatically so than Miles and Taura.
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'s'' rather skinny Vimes and his extremely well-built wife Lady Sybil, who's described as looming over him when they first meet.
** Also, in ''Thud!'', pipsqueak Nobby Nobbs dates 1.8 meter stripper Tawneee.
** Casanunda, TheCasanova dwarf who dates human women, has "[[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Stepladders Repaired]]" as one of the claims on MyCard.
** In the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'', we meet greengrocer Arthur Winkling and his wife, a man suffering from late-onset vampirism who is a HenpeckedHusband to his domineering human wife, who expressly forbids him from doing all that business with flighty young women in underwired nightdresses who are no better than they should be. A subversion and a ShoutOut to Gomez and Morticia Addams.
** In ''Guards Guards'' the hero of the climax ends up with a lady considerably larger than him. [[spoiler:The swamp dragon Errol, think lap cat size, ends up wooing the huge Noble Dragon who was terrorizing the city.]]
* From ''Literature/HonorHarrington'':
** Honor is 6'2" (188cm) and Paul Tankersley was about 5'6" (168cm), but powerfully built. He spent a lot of time teasing her and giving her sexually laden grief about it before he had a bridge dropped on him. Later she got a more equal match, as [[spoiler:Hamish Alexander]] is about the same height.
** Anton Zilwicki and Cathy Montaigne just keeps the proportion. He is about 5'6" (168cm) tall and just as broad, she's about 6' (183m) tall and ''extremely'' lanky.
** Victor Cachat is described as average in size, slim and wiry. His girlfriend is the product of generations of selective breeding for size and strength and described as an 'ogress' by people first meeting her.
* The ''Garrett, P.I.'' novels' Amazonian Winger and "the Remora", her shrimp of a boyfriend/biographer.
* Mr. and Mrs. Wormwood of ''Literature/{{Matilda}}'': Mr. Wormwood is illustrated as very thin while Mrs. Wormwood is at least twice his size (but the same height).
* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'':
** Jaime's aunt Genna, who is huge in every way, and her husband Emmon Frey, a little wisp of a man.
** [[BrawnHilda Brienne]] is taller than both her love interests: Jaime's about 188 cm and Renly about 191 cm, while Brienne is 196 cm. (Creator/GeorgeRRMartin's precise words when asked how tall she is are: "Taller than both Renly and Jaime and significantly heavier [more muscular] than either of them... a bit shorter than the Hound, maybe roughly the same height as Robert [Baratheon].")
** Due to Tyrion Lannister's dwarfism, this trope applies to him and his love interests all the time. Not PlayedForLaughs when Tyrion is forced to marry Sansa Stark for political reasons, and she refuses to bow down to allow him to remove her cloak at the marriage ceremony; Tyrion has to be picked up so he can reach her, to the derision of the witnesses.
*** Especially in the show, as Book Sansa is a fairly normal sized twelve-year-old while Show Sansa is 179 cm. Of course, Show Tyrion (135 cm) is taller than Book Tyrion (a little under 1.2 m), but not enough to make up the difference.
* In the children's book ''Tiny and Mister Bigman'', Tiny is the definition of AmazonianBeauty, a 196 cm strong as an ox Jamaican woman with a voice like a hurricane that [[NoGuyWantsAnAmazon unintentionally frightens all the men on the island]] and Mister Bigman is a 162 cm scrawny almost deaf white man on vacation from somewhere. They fall in love almost the moment they meet.
* In John Crowley's ''Literature/LittleBig'', Smoky Barnable, height unspecified but described as short, marries Daily Alice Drinkwater (over 1.8 m). Toward the end of the story, though, the size disparity becomes ... much larger.
* In ''Literature/SewerGasAndElectric'', Harry Gant's mother is a tall, husky construction forewoman, while his father is a short, rather frail history buff.
* Sera Vorder and Francis Love Skelbrooke from ''Goblin Moon'' and ''The Gnome's Engine''. She's so tall and sturdy that she's embarrassed about it, he's petite [[spoiler: due to faerie blood]] and (deceptively) delicate-looking.
* The Literature/MythAdventures books imply that Aahz and Tananda had a fling in the past. Tananda is tall enough to have subjected Skeeve to MarshmallowHell in the graphic novel of ''Another Fine Myth'', and Aahz is shorter than Skeeve.
* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures book ''Vanishing Point'', Fitz's GirlOfTheWeek is at least 198 cm (and extremely {{Moe}} -- she has an odd, asymmetrical face and badly mismatched legs that give her a limp, and is [[TheIngenue extremely sheltered]] thanks to a benevolent variant of MadwomanInTheAttic). It's never quite clear how tall ''he'' is, and he sometimes seems to feel he's JustForFun/{{egregious}}ly tall, but in this book he's implied to be shorter than the 173 cm Doctor. They're both skinny, though.
* Physically, Henry and Eva Literature/{{Wilt}} also fit the Tiny Guy Huge Girl trope: in line with author Creator/TomSharpe's female leads, Eva is an EarthMother, a very much larger-than-life woman who does everything to excess, including motherhood - she is mother to quad girls, also to Henry's discomfort. And they all take after Mum...
* ''Literature/AnonymousRex'' - Vincent, a velociraptor, is naturally much smaller than his friend and colleague, Glenda, a hadrosaur. At one point, Vincent steps onto Glenda's shoulders to reach a high drainpipe, noting that he felt "like a young son sitting on his mother's shoulders to watch a parade."
* [[spoiler:Kring and Mirtai, when she finally accepts his advances]], in ''Literature/TheTamuli''. Mirtai is described as a giantess. So are all the Atans, due to selective breeding because they discovered that bigger people win more fights.
* In ''Literature/RallyRoundTheFlagBoys'', Laura Beauchamp is taller and far more energetic than her husband Willard.
* In ''Literature/BrimstoneAngels'', [[TheHeart Brin]] is visibly shorter than [[spoiler: his girlfriend]] [[CuteBruiser Havilar]]... even when you don't take her [[HornedHumanoid horns]] into account. WordOfGod notes that they genderflip a lot of other stereotypes; Brin is a NonActionGuy and Havi's a highly skilled fighter, and he's a ShelteredAristocrat incognito while she's a sharp-tongued commoner.
* In MotherGoose nursery rhymes, there's Jack Sprat and his wife[[note]]Jack Sprat could eat no fat/His wife could eat no lean...[[/note]]. Jack is usually depicted as small and very thin, while his wife is not only OneHeadTaller but three or four times ''wider'' than him.
* In the ''Literature/ProtectorOfTheSmall'' quartet, Keladry's father is about 162 cm, while her mother is a good several centimeters taller. Kel inherited her mother's height, but [[MaybeEverAfter it looks like]] she doesn't hook up with any guy that's shorter than her.
* Two thirds of ''{{Literature/Dinoverse}}'' has a girl in the body of a big, vaguely TyrannosaurusRex-ish dinosaur and the boy interested in her in something smaller. [[{{Tomboy}} Patience]] becomes a 9 meter Acrocanthosaurus while Will is a 3 meter Deinonychus; Claire becomes a 12 meter Carcharodontosaurus while [[SurferDude Aaron]] is a 6 meter and more lightly built Dilophosaur.
* Creator/StephenKing's story "The Wedding Gig" features a 300-pound (145 kg) woman marrying a 90-pound (27 kg) man.
* In ''Literature/TheIronTeeth'' web serial two of the bandits in Herad's band are Geralhd and Vorscha. The two are implied to be an item, and Geralhd is described as small man while Vorscha is a very tall and muscular woman.
* In ''Literature/LesMiserables'', Creator/VictorHugo describes Monsieur Thénardier as "a skinny little runt" and Madame Thénardier as "tall, blond, ruddy, barrel-like, brawny, boxy, huge, and agile."

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'': In season one, Ned was much shorter than best friend and eventual love interest Moze. Somewhat averted in that by the time she started to become his love interest, he had nearly caught up to her in height.
* ''[[Series/{{Survivor}} Survivor: Gabon]]'': Ken is the shortest, skinniest guy on the show, while his chief ally, Crystal, stands 6'3" (191cm) tall.
* ''Series/FreaksAndGeeks'': [[https://images.complex.com/complex/image/upload/c_limit,w_680/fl_lossy,pg_1,q_auto/k35cbbvzpnqtb6znl8a3.jpg Sam and Cindy]].
* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'': Abby dates a fellow scientist who is a little person. Abby being Abby, there's no indication she even notices his height until he dumps her for being too tall (an unfortunate development, as the breakup was actually due to the death of the actor).
* On ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'', Morticia is way taller than Gomez.
* ''Series/That70sShow'' has two couples like this: Eric and Donna (who are also a subversion: they're actually about the same height, but Donna is ''way'' stronger whereas Eric is noted for his thinness), then Fez and [[HugeSchoolgirl Big Rhonda]]. In a WhatIf episode, Eric's Guardian Angel(played by Wayne Knight) shows Eric what his future would be like if he had never dated Donna. In said future, he actually ends up losing his virginity to Big Rhonda.
** Bob and Pam might also count. Bob is by no means small, but Pam towers over him.
* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'': Through the use of camera angles, Wash is portrayed as being a few cm shorter than his wife Zoe. On the DVD commentaries people actually express surprise at well how this works, since in real life Alan Tudyk (Wash) is a few cm ''taller'' than Gina Torres (Zoe), and there was never anything blatant like [[ScullyBox standing on a box]] used to change anyone's height for the screen.
* C.J. Cregg (played by the ridiculously tall Creator/AllisonJanney) and Danny Concannon (who's just about normal height) on ''Series/TheWestWing''. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d with C.J. and her TemporaryLoveInterest Agent Simon Donovan (played by [[Series/{{NCIS}} Mark Harmon]]) when C.J. remarks that she really likes how tall Donovan is because "it makes [her] feel more feminine."
* ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway''
** There was one episode with Wayne Brady [[note]]the shortest of the players but highly agile[[/note]] singing to... [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCIak-w0DOc a female bodybuilder.]] They're actually about the same height, and she IS wearing heels but... she's a BODYBUILDER.
** In another episode, during a playing of Greatest Hits about ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'', Wayne and Chip Esten have to sing a song called "Huge Women, Puny Men."
* In ''Series/TrustUsWithYourLife'', Wayne gets paired with Serena Williams. [[MythologyGag The guy can't catch a break...]]
* Played straight on ''Series/HannahMontana'', when Miley ends up on a date with Oliver's friend Connor, who is noticeably shorter.
* For a short time there on ''Series/TheWonderYears'', thanks to the vagaries of puberty, Winnie was significantly taller than Kevin.
* Charlie and Amita in ''Series/{{Numb3rs}}''.
* In ''Series/LALaw'' Stuart Markowitz and Ann Kelsey became a couple and eventually got married. Stuart was short and chubby, while she was much taller. This could also be added to real life examples since the actors were married in real life.
* ''Series/GetSmart'' tried to avert this: In close-up shots, Barbara Feldon always had to scrunch down to avoid towering over Don Adams. It couldn't be avoided in wide shots.
* [[Series/TheMuppetShow Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy]] exaggerate the trope by playing on her temper (made scarier by her size) and his meekness (made funnier by his size). Piggy's actually karate-chopped Kermit on occasion, thus bringing up [[DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale another trope]].
* Davy and the beautiful, tall laundromat owner in ''Series/TheMonkees'' episode "Monkees Get Out More Dirt".
* In ''Series/WorkingClass'', Carli (played by Melissa Peterman, 5'10" or 179 cm) gets an internet date (played by David Faustino, 5'3" or 160 cm) to go to her boss's housewarming party with her. Numerous height jokes ensue. And then it turns out his ex-wife (played by Senta Moses, 4'11" or 150 cm) was invited to the same party.
* Gaius Baltar and Six in ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' - Tricia Helfer is several cm taller than James Callis, and it doesn't hurt that she often wears heels.
* ''Series/LastOfTheSummerWine'': Wally and Nora Batty. Wally is short and very skinny and Nora is five centimeters taller, but substantially broader and deeper. Not to mention [[ApronMatron considerably more forceful]].
* On a 2007 episode of ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'', a murder case featured as potential suspects NoCelebritiesWereHarmed versions of Anna Nicole Smith and Howard K. Stern: a washed-up stripper named Lorelei Mailer [[BigBeautifulWoman (obviously meant to represent Smith during her "fat" years)]], and her common-law husband, who's a little shrimp.
* An episode of ''Series/HappyDays'' had Richie going to a Halloween party with a girl who was several inches taller than he was.
* On Series/{{Seinfeld}}, George has said he'd love to date a "giantess".
* Chummy and Peter on ''Series/CallTheMidwife''.
* On ''Series/SexAndTheCity'', statuesque Samantha briefly dates an investment banker who's barely above 1.5 meters in height. She is pleased by his performance in the bedroom, likening him to a "horny smurf." While she initially wants to break up with him when she discovers that he buys his clothes at the children's department (they're cheaper and they fit him better), his sense of humor manages to save the day.
* Comedienne Series/{{Miranda}} Hart uses several variants on this theme. As Miranda stands 188 cm tall, the vast majority of men are a lot shorter than she is, anyway. Visual humour is mined by her pursuit of men of average height, about 175 cm. She adds an extra visual dimension to this gag by having the very petite actress Patricia Hodge playing her mother. Seeing the two acting a scene together, with 188 cm Miranda standing next to 155 cm Patricia, the mind is suitably boggled and you ask.... ''how?''
* Creator/PeterDinklage played one of [[Creator/TinaFey Liz Lemon]]'s [[GirlOfTheWeek guys of the week]] on ''Series/ThirtyRock''.
* In ''Series/SpinCity'', Mike Flaherty briefly dates supermodel Heidi Klum and coworker Nikki Faber, who are both about a head taller than him.
* One episode of ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'' has Rose dating a little person. The episode largely focuses on whether or not she would be comfortable in the relationship, but she finally decides that it's okay. The punchline comes when he breaks things off with her... because she's not Jewish.

* Ragtime-era songs like "Can You Tame Wild Wimmen" (Sterling/Von Tilzer, 1918) tend to feature little guys terrified of their huge girlfriends/wives who, in classic slapstick tradition, usually use rolling pins as weapons.
* The 1930s song "Everyone Has Sex Appeal for Someone" by Ronald Frankau contains the lines: "There's the little chap who married someone statuesque and grand / He's worn himself to ribbons, at least I understand / Through climbing up to kiss her and sliding back to land / so she must have had some sex appeal for him."
* In the animation in the video for "Fritz, Fritz, Love My Tits".
* The 1958 Bill Haley & His Comets classic "Skinny Minnie" is from the point of view of a shorter man dating a gal who is "1.8 m high and 30 cm thick."
* Joan Armatrading's "I Love It When You Call Me Names" is about a "big woman and a short, short man."
* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porcelain_Black Porcelain Black]] (5'10"/178 cm) and Music/LilWayne (5'5"/165 cm) in Porcelain's [[https://youtu.be/i9LCHgpzfxQ video]] for "This Is What Rock N Roll Looks Like"; it doesn't help that she's wearing heels. Also an example of AWildRapperAppears

[[folder:Myths and Religion]]
* An American Indian (possibly Navajo) legend features a giant who meets a human man and wants to try wife-swapping. The human woman is killed while the human man is dissolved.
* In Greek mythology, the god Phorcys is a lobster-like merman, and his wife Keto is a ''whale''. Literally.

* Boris and Natasha from ''Pinball/TheAdventuresOfRockyAndBullwinkleAndFriends'', appropriately enough.

[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* Somewhat with former Intergendered Tagteam/Power Couple Glamarella. Although not taller, Wrestling/BethPhoenix is clearly [[AmazonianBeauty more muscular]] (and more dangerous) than her partner/boyfriend [[PluckyComicRelief Santino Marella.]] The irony goes on as Beth's real live husband at the time, All Knighters' Joey Knight, is ALSO less muscular than she is.
** Nowadays, Beth is with Edge (they have a child together) who, like the others, is very fit but doesn't have the biceps she does.
* During the early years of D-Generation X, Wrestling/{{Chyna}} was not as tall as faction leader Wrestling/ShawnMichaels, but, relative to size, she looked a lot more muscular than the lightly muscled Michaels. Just to drive the point home, she was also his bodyguard.
* Puny manager Harvey Wippleman and his huge "girlfriend", Bertha Faye, from the WWF in the mid-90's.
* In Wrestling/{{TNA}}, 8-time X-division (read: small) champion Chris Sabin with the huge [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Alpha Female]].

[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy of ''Franchise/TheMuppets'' is a famous example.

* The all-male comedy ballet troupe Creator/LesBalletsTrockaderoDeMonteCarlo makes a point of casting a huge guy in the lead female role and a tiny guy in the lead male role in ''Theatre/SwanLake'', just for the comic effect it gives to some of the traditional ballet moves.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* In ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' Maduri men aren't exactly small, towering over most humans, but the women are giants, more heavily muscled and tusked. This is due to genetic engineering; the women were engineered for defence, while the men were engineered for offence.
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Eberron}}'', House Tharashk is composed of a large group of human, orc, and half-orc families. Though the books don't dwell on it much, it's pretty clear that this relationship and [[HugeGuyTinyGirl its inverse]] are very common, whether through [[KissingCousins clan endogamy]] or unrelated humans and orcs marrying into the House.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros:''
** Peach is visibly (at least) OneHeadTaller than Mario, even when Mario has used a Super Mushroom, mostly because Mario is shorter than average. Perhaps one of the most famous examples in all media aside from Boris and Natasha. But this is a somewhat played-with trope in this case since in overall size, Mario is much bigger due to his stocky build and strong enough to throw heavy objects and enemies with ease, while Peach is slim, dainty, and feminine. Not to mention the ''VideoGame/MarioKart'' series classifies Peach as either a lightweight or a middleweight, while Mario is always classified as a middleweight. However, it's still this trope at the core since she has to bend down to kiss her heroic plumber.
** Sometimes with his brother Luigi, he alternates between being her size or shorter, but he is mostly shorter than her. In ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld'', he is marginally shorter than her so they would share similar hitboxes.
** Princess Daisy is slightly shorter than Peach, but is still a little taller than Luigi. Rosalina on the other hand, is much taller (she is approximately the same height as Waluigi). Even more so with Rosalina, who was seen as a giant at the end of both ''Galaxy'' games, and the ''VideoGame/MarioKart'' series games classes her as a heavyweight despite her slender PrincessClassic type delicate build. In ''Super Mario 3D World'', she is the same height as Peach, so Rosalina wouldn't have an unfairly large hurtbox as a playable character.
* In ''Metal Combat'' (the sequel to ''VideoGame/BattleClash''), the alien Zephyr has a huge and hideous wife named Pamela who is a good deal taller and wider then him. Even her mech is huge!
* [[TheNapoleon Shoma]] and [[HugeSchoolgirl Natsu]] from ''VideoGame/RivalSchools'', though both have trouble [[CanNotSpitItOut expressing those feelings]] and spend their time [[TheMasochismTango arguing with each other]] [[SlapSlapKiss instead]].
* Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog and [[DamselInDistress Princess Elise]] from ''[[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)]]'', though any semblance of a romantic relationship [[{{Starboarding}} is primarily one-sided on Elise's part]].
* ''Franchise/FireEmblem'':
** ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe The Blazing Sword]]'': [[spoiler:Ninian]] and either [[spoiler:Hawkeye]] (platonic) or [[spoiler:Eliwood]] (romantic), as she's a ''[[OurDragonsAreDifferent literal dragon]]'' (okay, [[HalfHumanHybrid half-dragon]]). It only happens once, however, and involuntarily at that; normally, she's about Eilwood's height.
*** Also, [[spoiler: Ninian (and Nils)'s parents. The mom was Aenir, a dragon woman; the dad was... Nergal, then a normal human shaman, and later the ArchnemesisDad. (She surely had a human form, if Ninian and Nils are an indication.)]]
** ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe The Sword of Seals]]'': Fa and almost any male, but specially Elphin and Roy. Again, when she's in Dragon form.
** ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones The Sacred Stones]]'': Myrrh and either Saleh or Ephraim when she's in her real Dragon form. If she's not, she's the TokenMiniMoe instead.
* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'': the ChildMage Ricken, who is noted to be ''much'' shorter than the standard [[TheNapoleon and not very happy about it]], and several of his possible brides... including a [[PlayerCharacter Female Avatar]] with either "late teens" or "young adult woman" builds. The trick might also work if the player pairs up CountryMouse Donnel with taller women, again including a tall Female Avatar.
** One can also customize a [[PlayerCharacter male Avatar]] to look as if he's around Ricken's height (via the "early teens" build), then pair him up with a taller lady like Panne, Miriel, Cordelia or [[spoiler: a HeelFaceTurn-ned Aversa]].
** Might happen in the [[spoiler: Second Generation group]] if Kjelle, the tallest of the girls ''and'' a GlacierWaif, is paired up with Morgan, the smallest of the boys. The same happens if she's romanced by a Male Avatar with the "early teens" build.
* ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'':
** Handsome stag/centaur Zaetar had relations with the four armed, three faced, giant stoney monster that is Princess Theradras. This also counts as an inversion of UglyGuyHotWife.
** Alexstrasza and Korialstrasz/Krasus. Although they're pretty close in height in humanoid form (him being about a head taller), in dragon form she's at least twice his size.
** The Wobblesprockets: Marvin, a gnome, and Tamara, a human.
** In a not-so-obvious example, there's the three [[InterspeciesRomance high elf/human pairs]] (the Windrunner sisters and their human partners); while in-game, the high/blood elves are about the same size as humans, in the official artwork the elves are nearly always depicted as being an entire head taller than the humans. The [[https://i.redd.it/l7762gcai5wz.png most clear example here]] would be Sylvanas, the middle Windrunner sister, and her human boyfriend Nathanos. Look at how she's an entire head taller!
* Taupy from ''VideoGame/SandsOfDestruction'' is a midget bearfolk who looks like an adorable pirate teddy bear. His wife Muffy also looks like a teddy bear, but is nearly two stories tall and gets summoned to ''[[FastballSpecial throw]]'' her husband at the enemy for his LimitBreak.
* The entire Zuul species from ''VideoGame/SwordOfTheStars''. The top end of average height for male Zuul is 25 cm shorter than the bottom end of average height for female Zuul, and the difference in weight is even greater (45-70 vs. 175 kilos).
** Also, the Morrigi, as the males are small eastern dragon creatures with psychic glamour and the ladies are huge western dragons with the ability to terrorize foes with their version of psychic powers.
* This is the dynamic of the {{mooks}} that have overrun Cliff Town and serve Doctor Shemp in ''Videogame/SpyroTheDragon''. The huge girls smack the tiny guys in Spyro's direction, though if he moves she may send them off a ledge and to their deaths.
* ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'': When Orion the Hunter is summoned, you get his [[MostCommonSuperpower Buxom]] goddess girlfriend Artemis instead, while Orion is turned ito a teddy bear.
* ''Franchise/DragonAge'':
** Dragons in this setting follow this. Male dragons are wingless and grow to be about the size of a large drafthorse. Females will eventually become massive High Dragons.
** In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', romancing Leliana or Morrigan with a male dwarf or elf. However, in the romance scenes, the dwarf [[ScullyBox is taller]]. A female human PC romancing Zevran also counts, seeing as elves are shorter than humans.
** Even in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', where elves are generally taller, Fenris seems smaller than a female Hawke (and Isabela, his potential sex-buddy), perhaps because he's skinny and also slouches a lot.
** In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'', a female Adaar (Qunari) romancing Blackwall is a version of this. While Blackwall isn't tiny by any means, he's certainly very small in comparison to Adaar. A male Cadash (dwarf) romancing Cassandra or Josephine plays this straight.
** Also, as seen in the spinoff comic series set between the second and third games, human Maevaris Tilani had this with her late husband, Varric's cousin Thorold Tethras, who was a dwarf.
* An odd example between [[Franchise/JakAndDaxter Daxter and Tess]], considering that Daxter's not human. Although he [[BalefulPolymorph used to be]]. [[spoiler:[[JerkassGenie Creative wish-granting]] on behalf of some [[SufficientlyAdvancedAliens Sufficiently Advanced]] {{Precursors}} evened things out, though.]]
* Torahime and Kisuke from ''[[VideoGame/MuramasaTheDemonBlade Muramasa]]'', though this might just be because of the art style, since human enemies can be absolutely enormous for no reason. Kisuke is tiny no matter what, though. [[BrawnHilda Raijin]] and Fujin even moreso.
* The LoveInterest of ''VideoGame/{{Alundra 2}}'', Princess Alexei is 2 times the height of the main character, Flint. She's standing on a lower elevation in the kiss scene at the game's end.
* Nehema and Zee Tee in the good ending of ''VideoGame/{{Eversion}}''.
* [[VideoGame/RatchetAndClank Ratchet]] is shorter than each of his [[GirlOfTheWeek Girls of the Week]] by variable amounts: maybe an inch or two shorter than Sasha, [[OneHeadTaller One Head Shorter]] than Talwyn, and ''at least'' a foot shorter than Angela. This has less to do with InterspeciesRomance than it does with Ratchet being just plain short. (Angela is the same species as Ratchet, though it's unknown whether this means that Ratchet is short for his kind or that female Lombaxes are naturally bigger than males, given that Angela is the only one that's actually been seen in the series.) Additionally, Dr. Nefarious [[UnholyMatrimony gets into a fling with the utterly massive Cassiopeia.]]
* While most of the Princesses in ''VideoGame/LittleKingsStory'' are taller then Corobo, two take it to ridiculous extremes. The Busty Princess Ferne is as tall as 4 Corobos. The obese Princess Spumoni is simply just far, far wider and taller then the poor little King.
* The protagonist of ''VideoGame/MenaceBeach'' and his girlfriend.
* Ayla and Kino in ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger''. Ayla is over 1.8 meters tall, ridiculously strong to the point of outperforming even advanced robots, and towers over basically everybody except Robo (who is a lot taller and larger than he looks in-game in official art). Kino is about the same height as Marle (second shortest character after Frog), not to mention a complete wimp.
* Milla and Jude from ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia'' have this going on, with Milla standing at around 167 cm, while Jude is around 162 cm. This is justified by Milla being about five years older than Jude, who is 15.
* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'':
** Throughout the series until ''Skyrim'', this was the case for the Bosmer (Wood Elves). Males are typically the shortest people in the game, while females are close to the average height of all races. ''Skyrim'' then did away with any notable height disparity in the race.
** Aureals (aka Golden Saints) and Mazken (aka Dark Seducers), are two forms of [[OurDemonsAreDifferent lesser Daedra]] in service to [[MadGod Sheogorath]]. The females are considerably taller ([[MoreDeadlyThanTheMale and deadlier]]) than the males.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' introduces romance options to the series. This can easily happen if you play as a female character from a tall race (such as an Altmer) and marry a man from a shorter race (like a Breton), or vice versa.
* The Harvest Goddess in ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonAnimalParade'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ESevObTPbU towers over the protagonist]]. In ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonIslandOfHappiness'', the extremely short chef Pierre is able to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qiv8ca03s4A be married by female players]].
* From ''VideoGame/ArTonelicoQogaKnellOfArCiel'', there's the diminutive scientist Katene and [[spoiler:Mute]], who towers over him in terms of both height and muscularity... well, [[VoluntaryShapeshifting most of the time]], anyway. They're embarrassingly and hilariously lovey-dovey together.
* Nythera's parents in ''VideoGame/DragonFable''. Her father is a human wizard and her mother is a ''dragon''.
* Flonne at 157 cm from the ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' series towers above the 130 cm Laharl, according to the supplementary artbook; Etna is also about 13 centimeters taller than him. This doesn't really come across in the game proper very well, because almost all the cutscene portraits and character sprites are the same size. [[http://safebooru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=652107 Some official art]] does show this though.
* ''VideoGame/{{Fable}}''. In the [[VideoGame/FableII second game]] investing in Strength will give you muscles, while investing in Skill gives you height, meaning than a female character can potentially end up much taller and more burly than a husband. There is also a far bit of fan art with [[BrawnHilda Hammer]] and [[SquishyWizard Garth]] that strongly features this trope. In the third game, the Princess is taller than almost everyone else from the outset, possibly because of her Heroic bloodlines).
* ''VideoGame/DragonsDogma''. Due to the the game's main feature of Pawns (you create a main Pawn to be your constant battle partner/follower) you can create a tall/muscular/plump woman as your main character, and then make a short/skinny man as your main Pawn (or vice versa).
* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'', [[spoiler:Midna's true form]] is quite the StatuesqueStunner. Combine this with the fact that Link is not exactly tall, and you get this.
** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', the [[OneGenderRace Gerudo]] are portrayed as much taller on average than before, being over 2 meters tall at adult height. This makes this trope universal between them and their Hylian husbands. It ''could'' conceivably be averted if there were Gerudo women who fell in love with men of any of the non-human races, who are portrayed as being as tall as the average Gerudo, but no such pairing is depicted. Even in disguise asking the guard to go in, she'll comment that this "Gerudo" is too short, not tanned, and has blonde hair.
*** One Gerudo actually has had dating trouble due to this trope! She's spending her days drinking her sorrows away because her newest beau doesn't "like girls twice [his] height", despite her only being 2.4 meters tall in her words.
* ''VideoGame/RuneScape'' quest "Gunnar's Ground" has you assisting a dwarf poet in wooing a barbarian princess.
* Thanks to the almost infinite customization of its avatars, it's not uncommon to see a wide disparity in heights between male and female "partners" in the online world ''VideoGame/SecondLife''.
* Though the height difference is not as pronounced as other examples on this page, Omid from ''VideoGame/TheWalkingDead'' is noticably shorter than his girlfriend Christa.
* ''VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay''. Conker seems to have a thing for taller women, given that he stands maybe up to his girlfriend Berri's kneecaps. But it truly becomes Huge Girl Tiny Guy when he meets Jugga, an enormous cavewoman. However, it doesn't work out between them.
* The protagonist of NES game ''VideoGame/MenaceBeach'' is considerably smaller than his girlfriend.
* ''VideoGame/EuropaUniversalis: TheMusical'', were it not an AprilFoolsJoke, would have involved a romance between a male Ulm and a female France.
* ''VisualNovel/HatofulBoyfriend'', due to the InterspeciesRomance. One event near the end of Shuu's route suggests a size increase in the sapient birds, but it's still made clear that the human girl is much larger than her love interests.
* Promo material for ''Videogame/SuperSmashBros'' has repeatedly emphasized [[Videogame/PunchOut Little Mac]]'s lack of height (he's 170 cm) by standing him next to the 191 cm [[{{Videogame/Metroid}} Samus Aran]]. Any romance is strictly in the eyes of fans, though.
* ''VideoGame/AeroTheAcroBat'': Aero's girlfriend, Aerial, is about a head taller than Aero himself.
* ''VideoGame/JazzJackrabbit'' is considerably shorter than his love interest Eva Earlong.
* The titular ''VideoGame/ShovelKnight'' has a downplayed example of this with his partner Shield Knight. While Shield Knight isn't drastically taller than Shovel Knight, Shovel Knight being shorter-than-average only reaches to her shoulders. PromotedToPlayable VillainProtagonist Plague Knight meanwhile plays this straight as his partner [[StatuesqueStunner Mona]] is among the tallest NPCs in the game. For reference, Plague Knight is the same height as Shovel Knight, and Plague Knight reaches about Mona's waist when she's standing.
* The first [[InterspeciesRomance interspecies couple]] in ''VideoGame/GuildWars2'', Nicholas and Yngvild, definitely qualify as this, as he's a human and she's a norn, making her about 2.4 meters tall.

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'': [[spoiler: Peko and Fuyuhiko. Though she's only a little over 170 cm, she still is considerably taller than Fuyuhiko. She was raised alongside Fuyuhiko by his Yakuza family to be his own personal hitman and bodyguard.]]

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* ''WebAnimation/MysterySkullsAnimated'': Lewis's beloved adoptive parents Mrs. and Mr. Pepper. In a character lineup he's one of the shortest adults in the series while she is the tallest human outside her incredibly tall adoptive son himself. Notably in a sticker where Lewis is hugging both of them he's picking up his father with one arm while just hugging his mother with the other.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* In the ''Webcomic/{{DrowTales}}'' universe, Drow are this by their very nature, as female Drow are both taller and physically stronger then the males of their race in general.
* ''Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures'': Jyrras' parents: His father (a kangaroo rat) is about a third the size of his mother (a kangaroo). They met after the agency they had placed personals with [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_328.php got the species mixed up.]]
** Jyrras himself follows suit, with a HopelessCrush on Lorenda Soulstealer, who is at least twice his size [[BigBeautifulWoman and about four or five times his weight]].
* ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}''
** Crimeny and Fuchsia. He's barely up to her waist.
** Slick and 'Nique, too. Actually, [[ManChild most of the male characters]] would end up fitting this trope if they had love interests...
* ''Webcomic/HaruSari'': June is quite tall, while Chi-Min is short due to being an elf, which means he is permanently stuck in a prepubescent body.
* Chris Morrison's ''[[http://www.polymer-city.com/ Polymer City Chronicles]]''. Dr. Otto Bonn, [=PhD=] is a scrawny man at 173 cm and 61 kg. His [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe Blue Skinned Space Babe]] [[InterspeciesRomance of a wife]] Andrah, on the other hand, is a towering 216 cm (240 cm with her [[EightiesHair mohawk]]). She's not just taller than him either; [[AmazonianBeauty she's 176 kg. of pure muscle with strength 25 times that of an average human male]]; then again, [[AuthorAppeal almost]] ''[[AuthorAppeal every]]'' [[AuthorAppeal female]] in his comic is large-breasted and/or muscular [[note]]Andrah, in fact, [[WriteWhoYouKnow is based off an ex-girlfriend of Morrison's]], an amateur female bodybuilder who was approximately 188 cm, 90 kg.[[/note]]) and [[MadeOfIron high resistance to injury]]. [[http://www.polymer-city.com/profiles.shtml According]] [[http://www.gamezero.com/team-0/comics/ to]] WordOfGod, Andrah also happens to be Otto's [[GeniusBruiser intellectual equal]] (as an esteemed mechanic with the [[{{Omniglot}} ability to translate any written or spoken language]]), and is the 26-year-old's senior by a margin of ''[[MayflyDecemberRomance 217 years]]''. They are such a [[BelligerentSexualTension Belligerent]] MoeCouplet, it's sweet.
* ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'' has Parley and Smitty. Take a look at the last panel of [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=789 this]] strip. It's even lampshaded in TheRant.
--> He better start carrying a footstool around.
** Also, we have [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=861 Lindsey]] and [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=908 Bud]].
* ''Webcomic/WapsiSquare'' has [[http://wapsisquare.com/comic/05262003/ Owen and Lakshmi.]]
* The eponymous character of ''Webcomic/TheChallengesOfZona'' makes her reasonably normal-sized boyfriend Mentl look like a freaky little midget by comparison.
* ''Webcomic/RubysWorld'' has Jiro (188 cm) and Ruby (217 cm), providing a unique case of "Huge Guy, Huge-er Girl"
* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', 1 meter halfling Belkar has sex with normal-sized human Jenny, and neither seems at all bothered by the size difference.
* The hyenas in ''Webcomic/{{Digger}}'' are all like this; hyena females are bigger and more aggressive than the males, like their RealLife counterparts. Most noticeable during Ed's backstory.
* In ''Law of Purple'' you have Memphis, who is a notably short human man, paired up with Sabre, the much taller than him Caligulan elf chick.
* ''Webcomic/ALoonaticsTale'': Jeff Nobelium and his wife. WordOfGod is that Mrs. Nobelium is about three Terbiums... and Terbium himself is worth around two or three Jeffs.
* ''Webcomic/SweetBroAndHellaJeff'': The beautiful wonan whom they both once dated at Subway is double their height and doesn't even completely fit into the panel size ([[StylisticSuck intentionally of course]]).
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' has two such couples: [[DatingCatwoman Spades Slick/Snowman]] and WV/PM, whose height difference only gets larger after [[spoiler:PM [[ChessMotif becomes a queen]].]]
* In webcomic ''Webcomic/TheMeek'', Luca is [[TheNapoleon a Napoleon]] with StoutStrength, while his wife Phe is fairly tall woman. Guessing from the art, his forehead is about level with her nose.
* Taken to extremes in ''Webcomic/{{Chimneyspeak}}'' where Elgie, who's under one meter, has had relationships, sort of, with the normal-sized Chelsea (when she wasn't trying to kill him) and Alice.
* [[AmazonianBeauty Gogo]] and Andy from ''Webcomic/{{Bomango}}'', especially since Andy is younger than her.
* Zoe, who is 179 cm, and Larson, who is 162 cm, from ''Webcomic/VenusEnvy'' play a (mostly) platonic version of this. When they first meet they bump into each other and Larson [[WouldHitAGirl tries to pick a fight]] until they get up and he notices how much taller she is than him.
* Dale and Nike from ''Webcomic/BadMoonRising''. Nike is a six foot tall amazonian werewolf. Dale is significantly shorter. This is also the default state for Peter and any girl he dates, thanks to having been born without legs.
* This trope is featured in [[http://i.imgur.com/EMtlaGi.png this]] ''Webcomic/{{Polandball}}'' comic, where "macho man" Georgia swears to help protect Fem!Ukraine against Russia. However, it doesn't exactly come off as gentlemanly due to the fact that he's disproportionately smaller than her. Ukraine accepts his help anyways. [[spoiler: And then comes Russia with a bat, who is ''way'' bigger than either of them. In a world where [[RuleOfSymbolism size represents military strength]], this isn't gonna turn out well.]]
* Dominic and Sarah from ''Webcomic/{{Unreality}}'' fit into this trope quite nicely, as Sarah is a whopping 3 years older than her 13-year-old boyfriend Dominic, whose head is usually about level with her breasts.
* A non-romantic example from ''Webcomic/TiffanyAndCorey'': Tiffany is huge and Corey is tiny. Justified as Corey is just a little boy and Tiffany is a grown woman.
* A [[{{Polyamory}} polyamorous]] example exists in ''Webcomic/SlightlyDamned'', the [[MakingASplash water demon]] (which are the smallest of the [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demon breeds]] Lakritz is about a head shorter than his [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angel]] wife Kinako and he isn't even half the height or weight of their [[DishingOutDirt earth demon]] (also known as the largest demon breed) wife Sahne.
* Ed and Nina from ''Webcomic/BetweenFailures''. Ed is so short that he needs slightly platformed shoes to stand shoulder height to some of his other male co-workers, while Nina is so tall that most women's shirts fall above her navel.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'': Lee Kanker (tallest female character) has a massive crush on Eddy (shortest male character next to Jimmy). This relationship is one-sided, by the way.
* Whenever Brian from ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' dates a woman, expect this trope to happens. Justified due to Brian being a dog.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': Quack Quack starts dating [[GonkyFemme Eugly]], who is roughly twice his (and the others') size in the second season.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': In the original series period, Aang is shorter than Katara. However, this is only because Katara is 2 years older than Aang ([[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld kinda]] [[HumanPopsicle sorta]])--by ''[[ComicBook/AvatarTheLastAirbenderThePromise The Promise]]'', set a year after the show, he's already as tall as her while flashbacks and photos in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' show Aang became much taller than Katara as an adult.
** SequelSeries ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' has [[UnholyMatrimony P'Li and Zaheer]]. Zaheer is of average height and compactly built; P'Li is [[StatuesqueStunner 6'8"]].
** An animal example: Korra's roughly horse-sized female polar bear dog Naga and Bolin's male pet fire ferret Pabu, who is a foot long (counting tail) on his best days.
* In ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'', the main character is significantly shorter than his girlfriend [[HotWitch Morgana]] [[ClassyCatBurglar Macawber.]]
* On ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'', Trixie is the tallest of the kids, invoking this trope with Timmy or whoever else you want to ship her with.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones''' Betty and Barney Rubble.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' features the short, dumpy Hermes Conrad, and his statuesque, nearly-Amazonian wife [=LaBarbara=].
** Fry with Leela and Amy in ''The Butterjunk Effect''.
* One ''Franchise/{{DCAU}}'' episode featured Franchise/WonderWoman and Steve Trevor, and another had the previously mentioned Scott Free and Big Barda.
* Princess Bula and Specky from ''WesternAnimation/{{Reboot}}'', but the contrast is jarring: he's as tall as her leg!
* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'': Skulker and Ember as Ember is really the huge one; Skulker's real form is a tiny green ghost, but he uses a MonsterSuit, thus they appear to be HugeGuyTinyGirl.
* ''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines'' in the case of Obsidian and Strika, and also Rattrap and Botanica.
** Played disturbingly straight in the Beast Machines toyline where basic-sized figures of Silverbolt can barely reach Blackaracnia's stomach.
* Sideshow Mel's wife on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' is about two heads taller than he it.
* In WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko, Yumi is slightly taller than Ulrich. Justified, considering she’s a year older (more or less).
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'':
** We occasionally see Dr. Scratchansniff with his girlfriend, who is much taller and at least three times his weight.
** For a more extreme example, there's WesternAnimation/{{Pinky|AndTheBrain}} and Pharfignewton - he's a mouse, [[InterspeciesRomance she's a horse]].
* Sierra from ''[[WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland Total Drama World Tour]]'' is the tallest female contestant and has a FanGirl crush on Cody, the shortest male contestant.
** Also [[SassyBlackWoman LeShawna]], one of the heaviest female contestants, and [[{{Otaku}} Harold]], the thinnest male contestant. He's taller, but the contrast between BigBeautifulWoman and [[NoodlePeople Noodle Person]] is still striking.
** In ''Pahkitew Island,'' [[{{Doomsayer}} Shawn]] and [[AwesomeAussie Jasmine]] are more like Normal Guy, Huge Girl, since she towers over just about everyone.
** While [[NiceGuy Sam]] from ''RevengeOfTheIsland'' is one of the taller Male contestants, when you compare him to [[AttentionWhore Dakota]] [[CuteMonsterGirl after her mutation,]] this trope definitely applies.
* ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'': Boris and Natasha. One of the most famous examples in all media along with Mario and Princess Peach.
* The Scotsman and his wife from ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack''. It's not that the Scotsman is tiny - in fact he's big, ugly, and strong - it's just that his wife is bigger, uglier, and far stronger!
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Tutenstein}}'': Tut himself and Cleo Carter. Like Aang and Katara, it's because Cleo is two years older (again, kinda sorta), not to mention Tut is a shriveled mummy.
* Riff Raff and his girlfriend Cleo from ''WesternAnimation/HeathcliffAndTheCatillacCats''.
* [[TheNapoleon Lucius Heinous VII]] and [[GoldDigger Jez]] from ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBeavers'', the twist of episode 12 is that the legendary [[TheCatfish giant river fish]], Old Gramps, turns out be a shriveled old fish who is maybe half the size of the beavers. The legends are actually due to his ''wife'', Old Grams, who ''is'' big enough to swallow the beavers' dam whole.
* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'': Numbuh 3/Kuki Sanban and Numbuh 4/Wally Beatles. While Kuki is actually the youngest Operative in Sector V, Wally is the shortest, being around a head shorter than Kuki.
* Ernie Potts, the diminutive demolitions man from ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'', gets involved with his crush - a tall, full-figured (a.k.a. "Large and Lovely") model named Lola.
** [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Harold]] is about half the height of his possible girlfriend [[HugeSchoolgirl "Big" Patty]].
** One episode has a paper fortune teller predict that [[{{Geek}} Sheena]] and [[BornUnlucky Eugene]] will get married one day. [[http://www.google.com/imgres?q=Sheena+Eugene&hl=en&biw=1440&bih=739&gbv=2&tbm=isch&tbnid=z2Omm5bThX57VM:&imgrefurl=http://membres.multimania.fr/wenstrom/hascreens/Married.html&docid=CfAUl_LybpqADM&w=288&h=256&ei=sGqGTs3KF4q4tgedrYRJ&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=85&page=1&tbnh=120&tbnw=135&start=0&ndsp=32&ved=1t:429,r:8,s:0&tx=83&ty=107 Note the height difference]]. He wouldn't even reach her shoulder if his head wasn't so weirdly shaped!
* Polish animated series ''WesternAnimation/HipHipAndHurra'' loves this trope, in the main protagonists' case anyway. Hip-Hip is a Hippopotamus and his love intrest is "neck taller" Giraffe, while Hura is an weasel but his girlfriend is a three times bigger Kangaroo.
* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong'': Jake and Rose.
* Mr. and Mrs. Brinks from ''WesternAnimation/AngelaAnaconda''
* Most of Rocko's LoveInterests and dates from ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'', with the exception of Claudette (also a wallaby). In fact, the most we ever see of Rocko's primary crush Melba is her legs.
* ''WesternAnimation/EekTheCat'': Eek and Annabelle fit this trope to a tee. She's an obese pink southern belle of a cat who's as tall as a human (in fact, her owner is only heard once as TheVoice welcoming her to her new home when she's let out of her cat carrier). In fact, a running gag is others telling him that his girlfriend is fat, but he doesn't see it; to him, she's a beautiful goddess.
* Mac and Molly Mange, the Metallikats in ''WesternAnimation/SWATKats''.
* From ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries'', Iago and Thundra.
* Leo and Panthera in ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011''. Even by the standards of their species Panthera is a StatuesqueStunner, and towers over her love interest Leo, who (being almost identical to his descendant and main character Lion-O) is relatively short for an adult Cat.
* In ''WesternAnimation/CatDog'': [[spoiler:Their adoptive parents are revealed to be [[InterspeciesRomance a male frog and a female yeti]].]]
* In ''[[Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians 101 Dalmatians: The Series]]'', Two-Tone is rumored to be larger than Lucky (who were potential mates in one episode) partially because of her chubby figure as opposed to Lucky who is slim and slender. This later inspired a lot of fan art of Two-Tone giving Lucky shoulder rides and such.
* In ''WesternAnimation/PoundPuppies2010'', Lucky and Cookie are about the same size, but in the earlier episodes, Cookie was a bit larger than Lucky (which seems appropriate seeing that she's a Boxer, which is a notably large breed of dog).
* Even though they're not really love partners, Spike and Twilight Sparkle of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fit into this trope.
** If you want to look at more of a couple, you could look at Spike and Rarity.
** The comics reveal that Celestia had a relationship with an alternate universe Sombra, who's noticeably shorter than her.
* Wander and Sylvia from ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' are a perfect example of this.
* Itchiano "Itchy" and Gnat in the ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' episode "Flea for Your Life."
* Miss Spider and Holley in ''WsternAnimation/MissSpidersSunnyPatchFriends''. Miss Spider is twice the size of her husband. [[JustifiedTrope They are spiders, after all]].
* ''WesternAnimation/BrandyAndMrWhiskers'' are a perfect example.
* ''WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012'': Vinnie and Russell are the two smallest pets in Littlest Pet Shop. All four of the girl pets (Zoe, Pepper, Minka and Penny Ling) are larger than them, with Penny Ling being the biggest of the seven.
** It also kind of helps that some fans like to ship Vinnie and Penny Ling together due to their fairly-close friendship bonds.
* Greg Universe and Rose Quartz from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' have quite the height difference. It's not that Greg is particularly short though - he's actually a fairly large guy by human standards - rather Rose was just abnormally huge due being [[InterspeciesRomance a humanoid alien]], with most estimates putting her at roughly 2.4 meters tall.
* ''WesternAnimation/TUFFPuppy'': Dudley and Kitty fit this trope to a tee, as Kitty is clearly taller than Dudley.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBerenstainBears'' 1982 TV special ''The Berenstain Bears Comic Valentine'' has Brother Bear meeting his secret admirer, Miss Honey Bear, who turned out to be the goalie for an opposing hockey team. She is taller than Brother and reveals she has an even bigger sister!
* Beast Boy and Terra in ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo''
* Vambre and Prohyas' parents on ''WesternAnimation/MightyMagiswords''.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'': "Club Snubbed" introduces Tom's parents, King David and Queen Wrathmelior Lucitor, who are a nondescript human-looking fellow of average height and a GiantWoman with the appearance of a BigRedDevil, respectively.
* Yugo and Amalia of ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}''; Even though she's only one year older, Amalia is at least twice Yugo's height. This is because Yugo's race ages at a slower rate than other people, so after the time skip Yugo ''still'' looks the same even when everyone else is growing! Post season 3, this trope is why Yugo doesn't act on his feelings for Amalia; He's worried that a meaningful relationship would be impossible because of A) how silly it would look for a royal to have such a small consort, and B) he doesn't want Amalia to wait who knows how long for Yugo to mature into a man when she's already a young woman.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* This is, as you might expect, FetishFuel for some people. [[IThoughtItMeant This is not related to]] (but still can cross over with) gigantism related fetishes. Even if the girl's not bigger, many of these guys like it when a girl can kick their butts.
* Creator/MichaelJFox and his wife, Tracy Pollan
* Sophie Dahl and Jamie Cullum.
* Creator/TomCruise and either Creator/NicoleKidman or Creator/KatieHolmes. Both are taller than ''he'' is.
** Arguably anyone in a relationship with Tom Cruise.
*** He does seem to have a thing for women taller than him.
** Nicole appearing on ''Series/LateNight With Creator/DavidLetterman'' right after their divorce:
-->''Well I can wear heels now!''
** The 181 cm Kidman now averts this with her current husband, Music/KeithUrban, who is only three centimeters shorter.
* CountryMusic singer Justin Moore, who is 167 cm and on the skinny side, seems to be a few centimeters shorter than his wife, Kate.
* Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy.
* Frequently happens in middle schools, because girls start puberty earlier on average, while most boys haven't.
* Dennis Kucinich is only 160 cm (practically a midget for a politician), while his wife is 183 cm. She's also [[MayDecemberRomance 31 years younger]], for good measure.
* The large and [[AdiposeRex fat]] Queen Isabella II of Spain had been married to the small, thin and ugly Prince [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4f/Isabella_II_and_Consort.png Francisco de Borbon, Duke of Cadiz]].
* In Europe apparently they don't care as much. Silvio Berlusconi (Prime Minister of Italy), Nicholas Sarkozy (President of France), Dmitry Medvedev (Prime Minister of the Russian Federation) and Vladimir Putin (President of the Russian Federation) are around 162 cm/165 cm. For Sarkozy his height is a BerserkButton.
* While the female anglerfish is the one that typifies the species in terms of size and appearance, the male is a shrimp of a fish less than one-tenth of her size that ends up fusing with the female to become a mere sperm-producing appendage.
** TruthInTelevision for most arthropods, reptiles, and birds. However, for mammals, it's reversed, so we're a weird exception to the rule. The reason for this is that the number of eggs a female can produce depends on her own body size; males are usually smaller so they need less food. The rule is reversed, however, in species where males have to physically fight for territory/females/food/etc.
* Creator/TimRoth is definitely shorter than his wife (he's 170 cm)
* Creator/MartinScorsese (160 cm) and ex-wife Isabella Rossellini (173 cm)
* Christine Fox, the [[http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=943941 real-life model for Kelly MacGillis' character in]] ''Film/TopGun''. is over 1.8 meters tall and is married to a much shorter man.
* Music/{{Sonny|Bono}} and Music/{{Cher}}
* Limbless Nick Vujicic married his fiancé, Kanae Miyahara on February 10th!
* Bernie Ecclestone (157 cm) and his former wife Slavica (188 cm)
* As noted in the Film section above: Julia Child (188 cm) and her husband Paul Child (under 1.8 meters). Paul was apparently a PintsizedPowerhouse, as he was a black belt in judo and looks extremely buff in old photos.
* Eighteenth-century housebreaker Jack Sheppard (who stood around 162 cm) and his longtime girlfriend Elizabeth Lyon.
* Creator/PeterDinklage, Creator/DeepRoy, Creator/WarwickDavis, Creator/BillyBarty, Mark Povinelli, Phil Fondacaro, Tony Cox, Danny Woodburn, Verne Troyer, Martin Klebba, Rusty Goffe, Michael Dunn, Jack Purvis, David Rappaport, Kenny Baker, and Hervé Villechaize were all born with dwarfism and married taller women -- despite Davis's, Barty's, Povinelli's, Fondacaro's, and Baker's wives also having dwarfism.
* Likewise, in 1934, [[http://www.britishpathe.com/video/midget-wedding-in-miami the midget Billy Curtis (120 cm) got married to Lois De Fre (193 cm)]], who'd been a {{Bouncer}} (for which her height probably came in rather handy).
* Kunal Nayyar, best known as Raj from ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' (170 cm), is married to a former Miss India, Neha Kapur (179 cm).
* Music/MickJagger (179 cm) and late girlfriend L'Wren Scott (193 cm)
* Music/RodStewart (179 cm) and wife Penny Lancaster (186 cm)
* Jeff Gordon (173 cm) and wife Ingrid Vandebosch (177 cm)
* Black Widows are prone to this trope. The females have a notably-large abdomen, while the less common males are actually smaller than the females.
** Spiders in general, in fact. Most fish, amphibians, and snakes also follow this rule, but in these cases the difference is far less extreme.
* Most ratites (large birds such as emus and cassowaries) have the females being larger and more aggressive than the males.
* Many accounts of James and Dolley Madison invoke this trope. Dolly was known to be very tall and by no means a small woman while her husband was the shortest President of the United States (as of 2015).
* Lindy Hop dancers Shorty George and Big Bea. Their gimmick was to have George get flipped onto Bea's back and get carried offstage, rather than the woman/follow being flipped over the man/lead, which is much more common.
* Music/JoeJonas is 5'7"/170 cm and dated Music/TaylorSwift and Gigi Hadid, both 5'10"/179 cm. Right now he's engaged to Creator/SophieTurner, who's 5'9"/177 cm.
* Speaking of Taylor Swift, a more platonic example is her performance with Music/BrunoMars (5'5"/165 cm) at the [[http://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanhatesthis/here-is-a-very-important-reminder-of-how-short-bruno-mars-is#.vrm7GWBVq 2013 MTV Awards]]. It doesn't help that visual tricks make the height difference look ''much'' bigger than it is, such as Taylor wearing heels and a pencil dress that accentuates her height, and the camera angle making poor Bruno look tiny.
* Another non-romantic example is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4SM6qQFD7M the crossover review]] of ''Film/MyraBreckinridge'' between WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob and WebVideo/DiamandaHagan, which even starts with both arguing in a hallway with her evidently towering over him ("I'm not short. [[HugeSchoolgirl You]]'re just Creator/RichardKiel!").
* Music/BillyJoel's second wife (Christie Brinkley, 5'9"/177 cm) and third wife (Katie Lee, 5'7"/170 cm) are both taller than him (5'5"/165 cm). His current wife, Alexis Roderick, is around his height but wears heels, making her look significantly taller than her husband.
* Creator/DanielRadcliffe (5'5"/165 cm) and Erin Darke (5'7"/170 cm).
* Music/KendrickLamar's fiancée Whitney Alford appears to have a few inches on him (he's 5'6"/167 cm).
* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Bercow John]] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sally_Bercow Sally Bercow]] are 167 cm and 181 cm, resulting in the occasional jab by satirists.