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Playing With: One Head Taller
Basic Trope: The guy is noticeably taller than his female companion.
  • Straight:
    • Bob's head is above Alice's due to his height.
    • Bob, the Seme, is taller than his Uke Andy.
  • Exaggerated:
  • Downplayed:
    • Bob is a couple inches taller than Alice.
    • Bob is only a couple inches taller than Andy.
  • Justified: Bob's German, Alice is Japanese, or any other racial height difference.
  • Inverted:
    • Alice is taller than Bob.
    • Exaggerate the inversion and Tiny Guy, Huge Girl is the result.
    • Andy, despite being the Uke, is taller than Bob.
  • Subverted:
    • Bob looks to be taller than Alice when we get an above-torso shot of the two, but it turns out that Bob was standing on a cardboard box.
    • Alice is shorter than Bob because there's an age gap.
  • Double Subverted:
    • But it turns out that Alice also was on a box, and Bob is still taller than her.
    • In her adulthood, Alice is still much shorter than Bob.
  • Parodied: Regardless of age, race, and overall probability, every man is a lot taller than the women.
  • Zig Zagged: Bob looks taller than Alice in one shot, but he was standing on something, then Alice turns out to be a hologram by the very tiny Alice the Fairy, and Bob turns out to have been cursed to a smaller body, and then it turns out that Alice is a sizeshifter...
  • Averted:
    • Height and biological sex are independent of each other.
    • For the Boys Love variant, height and role in the relationship are independent of each other.
  • Enforced:
    • The writer of the show believes in rigid gender roles, so the male partners are always depicted as taller as a visual analogue to the author's belief that men are/should be the more dominant sex.
    • Alternatively, the writer insists on carrying over said gender roles and stereotypes into homosexual relationships.
    • The actor playing Bob is somewhat taller than his home nation's average, so this trope is the result.
  • Lampshaded: "How come all the guys I meet are bigger than their girlfriends?"
  • Invoked: Bob attempts to somehow make himself taller in order to win over Alice.
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied:
    • Bob deliberately seeks out a girlfriend that doesn't care if he is shorter than them.
    • Bob deliberately seeks out an Uke that doesn't care if he is shorter than them.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???
  • Deconstructed: Bob has trouble finding a love interest because everyone he meets insists on this trope.

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