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The Big Guy:
Anime and Manga
Android Sixteen of falls into the Dragon Ball Z Gentle Giant category, as while previously enjoying nature and taking on the role of a Friendly Enemy he does a Heel-Face Turn and subsequently attempts to destroy Cell, who is threatening the peace of the planet.
: Slayers Idiot Hero Gourry Gabriev fits this trope to a T, being a powerful swordsman with no magical abilities.
Kugayama from , who's a Gentle Giant.
Genshiken Several characters in fulfil this role. Giant alligator Rak Wraithraiser is the Tower of God Big Guy (and also astonishingly keen and intuitive), Kurudan is a really big Big Guy for Yuri's team and Kang Horyang is the Big Guy for the season two team.
has a rare female example in Chiyoko—she's well over six feet tall and carries a heavy machine gun everywhere. When she runs out of bullets, she'll happily bludgeon her enemies to death with a bazooka rocket. No bazooka, mind— AKIRA just the rocket, used as a club.
Sanji from is the big guy for the Strawhat Pirates.
One Piece You could also argue that he's The Lancer and Zoro is The Big Guy.
Chopper in his human or his other battle-orientated forms, but it seems to be officially Franky now.
Kuwabara in is a subversion; despite being the most physically imposing of his team, he's actually the weakest member. YuYu Hakusho His sheer determination and willpower by far overshadows the rest of his team combined.
Alternatively, Hiei could be seen as the big guy, with Kuwabara as more The Lancer, despite Hiei's size.
Arale from is a textbook example of a Dr Slump Super Powered Robot Meter Maid.
has Batou. Large, strong and gruff, with a long military history. Tougasa's nickname for him is Big Guy.
Ghost in the Shell Chouji Akimichi from is a Class 2 example.
Naruto Black☆Star from , while not exactly big in size,DOES rely on force and his ego IS big,so . . .
Soul Eater Millie Thompson from is an example of the "Giantess" version of the Big Girl.
Trigun has Jeanie, who towers over her teammates and has a muscular physique that'd put most men to shame. She also has the type of strength you'd expect and could even trade punches Rune Soldier Louie with Louie when the two of them fought near the end of episode 12 (seen at 13:23-16:57, here).
From : Bluezam, the wielder of the Boltic Axe in the hunting group 'The Zenon Warriors'. His status as 'the big guy' is emphasized when Beet is seen wielding the Boltic Axe for the first time. The weapon is so large and unwieldy (for the small Beet) that misses in combat tend to destroy walls, rocks and any teammates who might be nearby.
Beet the Vandel Buster Milfa was shaping up to be this on Beet's team. She fights Vandels barehanded, throws powerful lightening attacks and is the highest level out of the Five-Man Band.
Aisha from is a rare example of a female Big Guy outside of an Outlaw Star Amazon Brigade.
Takashi "Jumbo" Takeda from , probably in an attempt to make the Yotsuba&! cute protagonist look even cuter.
In , Yuki Nagato's true 'position' (Haruhi sees her as Haruhi Suzumiya The Smart Guy) is most likely a form of the Cute Bruiser. Compare Superpower Lottery - She can do anything. But when she can't do something (Haruhi's powers at full action, Snow Mountain Syndrome chapter) you know it means trouble, which is The Worf Effect in a distorted way.
Thorkell of goes by the epitaph 'The Tall'. He's a seven feet tall Vinland Saga Axe Crazy Blood Knight Boisterous Bruiser who isn't above a little Kick the Dog action. His men believe he's the Avatar of Thor.
Jet Black in is a textbook Class 3 Big Guy. He is also Class 5, filling in as Cowboy Bebop The Smart Guy before Ed came along.
Sweden from is a Class 3 Big Guy. Russia Axis Powers Hetalia looks like a Class 2, but is violently unstable and feared by many of the other characters.
Alternatively, if you see the Nordics as a Five-Man Band Sweden switches to The Lancer to Finland's Hero, with Denmark becoming The Big Guy.
Or if Denmark is The Hero, Sweden remains The Big Guy or can be seen as The Lancer.
South Korea is class 4.
While Thailand's height is not revealed and his physical appearance is more on the middle ground, his personality make him definately class 2.
If anyone from fit this trope, it'd be Bean. He leans towards a Class 2, given his soft spot for children.
Gunsmith Cats Guts, the protagonist of , is a Class 1 Big Guy who is very much Berserk 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 . In fact, Oreldo even calls him that.
Pumpkin Scissors Satella in serves this role in the team (although Chrono probably would if his powers weren't normally sealed). Combining Class 1 with the Chrono Crusade 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 , tallest and physically strongest of the Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle 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 . 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.
Gatchaman Kiddy Phenil of is a Class 4 girl, a Silent Möbius Hollywood Cyborg who relies on strength and a Hand Cannon to bring down demons. Tends to get beat up a lot.
Kurita Ryokan of is this for the Deimon Devilbats as well as a very Eyeshield 21 Gentle Giant.
Pete from is a Murder Princess Gentle Giant who won't hesitate to crush a few skulls for his partners and friends.
In Erza fits this role as an Fairy Tail 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.
has several, due to having Mahou Sensei Negima! Loads and Loads of Characters- Kaede, Ku Fei, Mana, Chachamaru, and occasionally Asuna and Kotaro when they're not being The Lancer.
has Psyren Genius Bruiser Hiryu, and Boisterous Bruiser Kyle for the Elmore kids.
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 Darker Than Black 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.
Gian from takes this role in the movies where he isn't a local Doraemon Jerk Jock.
features Fullmetal Alchemist 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 becomes this. He's still considered Kenshin's partner in battle, but is a lot more power based than either Kenshin or Saito.
Rurouni Kenshin 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.
Mobile Fighter G Gundam has Crow Hogan, the second Turbo Duelist on Yusei's team.
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds The original has Tristan Taylor. On a team full of people who save the world through card games, he'll just punch you in the face.
Yu-Gi-Oh! Goh of can contend with Saint Beast Judas for strength. His first plan when he became an adult angel was to go and punch down some trees.
The franchise has several Big Girls.
Pretty Cure : Has Kagami Taiga, Kosuke Wakamatsu, Daiki Aomine and Tsutomu Iwamura
Kuroko no Basuke : First year; Naruko Shoukichi (Onoda's friend) and former cyclist; Toji Kanzaki