Playing With / Glacier Waif

Basic Trope: A character that looks small and weak is actually a Mighty Glacier.
  • Straight: Alice is a small, skinny girl carrying around a hammer fit for an ogre. She can use it just as effectively as any of the muscle-bound characters in the cast.
  • Exaggerated: Alice looks absolutely emaciated, yet she can move around in extremely heavy armor while wielding two BFSes as if she was wearing nothing at all.
  • Downplayed: Alice is a small, skinny girl who can cast powerful spells capable of duplicating a more muscular character's feats of strength, but she has to stay at one spot to cast them.
  • Justified: Alice is granted a superhuman strength by magical forces... at the cost of her graceful agility.
  • Inverted: Super Strong bodybuilder Biggs looks like he would be bulky and slow-moving... but really has Super Speed and isn't as strong as he looks.
  • Subverted: Rumor has it that Alice has extreme physical strength, but Alice is first actually seen in combat, her main advantage is Super Speed.
  • Double Subverted: Alice was trying out a different fighting style. Her usual fighting style involves slowly swinging a huge battle axe.
  • Parodied: She is faced against her opposite self (read: inverted).
  • Zig Zagged: Alice is a mode-shifting Jack with a Tank mode among other things.
  • Averted: Alice is no stronger than any other girl of her build.
  • Enforced: "We need a Loli in this game, but let's make her interesting by giving her ridiculous strength, and slower than the other girls!"
  • Lampshaded: "You think you're strong? Alice can throw a linebacker across the field with her bare hands"
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: Naturally, Alice's foes assume a small girl can't use a weapon that large until she proves them wrong by launching an attack that catches them off guard.
  • Defied: "*Sigh*. Don't even try to lift that hammer Alice, its head is larger than your body. Now do something useful and take this spellbook."
  • Discussed: "Wow! How does Alice even lift that hammer!"
  • Conversed: ???

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