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  • Utu and Coopa from The Tower of Druaga.
  • If anyone from Gunsmith Cats fit this trope, it'd be Bean. He leans towards a Class 2, given his soft spot for children.
  • Briareos of Appleseed probably fits into Class 3.
  • Guts, the protagonist of Berserk, is a Class 1 Big Guy who is very much The Berserker, particularly after the Eclipse. Pippin from the Band of the Hawk during the Golden Age arc was a Class 2.
  • Randel Oland of Pumpkin Scissors. In fact, Oreldo even calls him that.
  • Satella in Chrono Crusade serves this role in the team (although Chrono probably would if his powers weren't normally sealed). Combining Class 1 with the Amazonian Beauty, Satella is the most powerful of the team because she's the most experienced, and a "jewel witch" that uses gems to summon servants to fight for her—including a large, knight-shaped crystal golem.
  • Kurogane from Tsubasa Chronicle, tallest and physically strongest of the Five-Man Band, who carries a big sword. Starts out as a Class 1, but is revealed to be more of a Class 3.
  • G-5 - Ryu "the Owl" Nakanishi from Gatchaman. Of the Class 2 variety. Though he actually isn't very tall, he is quite bulky and very strong (but not inhumanly so). He regularly employs sumo-like techniques in his fighting style.
  • Kiddy Phenil of Silent Möbius is a Class 4 girl, a Hollywood Cyborg who relies on strength and a Hand Cannon to bring down demons. Tends to get beat up a lot.
  • Kurita Ryokan of Eyeshield 21 is this for the Deimon Devilbats as well as a very Gentle Giant.
  • Pete from Murder Princess is a Gentle Giant who won't hesitate to crush a few skulls for his partners and friends.
  • In Fairy Tail Erza fits this role as an Action Girl and a Lady of War.
    • Laxus Dreyar fills this role on Fairy Tail's second team in the Grand Magic Games.
    • Natsu himself fits this trope. He is a type 4.
  • Mahou Sensei Negima! has several, due to having Loads and Loads of Characters- Kaede, Ku Fei, Mana, Chachamaru, and occasionally Asuna and Kotaro when they're not being The Lancer.
  • Psyren has Genius Bruiser Hiryu, and Boisterous Bruiser Kyle for the Elmore kids.
  • Darker Than Black has several, generally one in each of its various organizations. On Hei's team, Huang is a quite good Class 3 example, being a gruff ex-cop who is a skilled sniper. On the Japanese police, Kirihara's second-in-command Saitou, who is a friendly, kind of bumbling guy who occasionally shows an impressive skills with firearms. Amagiri, Amber's Dragon has a Class 3 personality, being a generally pretty quiet guy who doesn't hurt people when he doesn't have to. When he does though, he can crush a person like an egg with his concussive force powers. Genma in the second season seems like a Class 4 at first, but he's really The Brute and a psycho.
  • Gain from Doraemon takes this role in the movies where he isn't a local Jerk Jock.
  • Fullmetal Alchemist features MAJOR ALEX LOUIS ARMSTRONG, THE ARMSTRONG ALCHEMIST, WHOSE ALCHEMIC TALENTS HAVE BEEN PASSED DOWN THE ARMSTRONG LINE FOR GENERATIONS!!! He's head and shoulders taller than almost every other human character, and very muscular. His alchemy is also an expression of direct, blunt force in most instances. He's between a type 4, as an obvious ham, and type 5, because, as a State Alchemist, he can't be as stupid as he sometimes acts.
    • The bad guys have a Big Guy of their own in Sloth, who even dwarfs Major Armstrong.
  • With the arrival of Saito in the Kyoto Arc, Sanosuke from Rurouni Kenshin becomes this. He's still considered Kenshin's partner in battle, but is a lot more power based than either Kenshin or Saito.
  • G Gundam has Argo Gulskii, a Class 5. He pilots the Bolt Gundam, a heavily armored machine employing brute strength, but uses that strength creatively and in one episode immediately sees through the enemy's diversion.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds has Crow Hogan, the second Turbo Duelist on Yusei's team.
    • The original Yu-Gi-Oh! has Tristan Taylor. On a team full of people who save the world through card games, he'll just punch you in the face.
  • Goh of Saint Beast can contend with Judas for strength. His first plan when he became an adult angel was to go and punch down some trees.
  • The Pretty Cure franchise has several Big Girls.
  • Kurokono Basuke: Has Kagami Taiga, Kosuke Wakamatsu, Daiki Aomine and Tsutomu Iwamura
  • Yowamushi Pedal: First year; Naruko Shoukichi (Onoda's friend) and former cyclist; Toji Kanzaki

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