23rd Oct: It's time for the second TV Tropes Halloween Avatar Contest, theme: cute monsters! Details and voting here.
"It is interesting we have not met before, you and I, having been foes for so long. I expected you to be taller."
— Isard, Isard's Revenge
"So, you're the captain of Deep Space Nine, and the Emissary to the Prophets. Decorated combat officer, widower, father, mentor... and oh, yes, the man who started the war with the Dominion. Somehow I thought you'd be taller."
— Senator Vreenak, "In The Pale Moonlight"
"Does it bother you that you are shorter than most heroes?"
— Ranking Machine, Ratchet: Deadlocked
A king in Denmark was called Hrolf Kraki, and he was the most famous of all kings in the old time. (...) A poor fellow, called Vogg, once came to King Hrolf's hall when the king was still a young man and of rather delicate growth. Vogg went before him and looked at him. The king said: What do you mean to say, fellow, looking at me this way? Vogg answered: When I was at home, I heard say that King Hrolf at Hleidra was the greatest man in the Northlands, but now here sits in the high-seat a little stick and they call it their king!“
You’re shorter, looking at you like this. Tall for a girl, but… not tall.
"I had heard that you were a wise, regal vampire, several centuries old. I was slightly intimidated at the prospect of meeting you, truth be told. But sitting here... I find that you are actually very... cute."