Playing With: One Head Taller
: The guy is noticeably taller than his female companion.
- Bob's head is above Alice's due to his height.
- Bob, the Seme, is taller than his Uke Andy.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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...
- 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.
- 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: ???
- 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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