The Big Guy / Western Animation


  • Shane Gooseman, the Super Soldier from Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers. He towers over the other three (and, at 19, is probably not finished growing, either!), and can easily take the most damage. Definitely a Class 3, as he comments in "One Million Emotions" that his kind can only get "angry and mad," but was seen in "Supertroopers" being the only one of his kind that questioned his role as a Super Soldier.
    • Another Galaxy Rangers example: Buzzwang. While he may not be programmed for combat, it is possible that he, being a robot, is stronger then the average human.
  • Toph from Avatar: The Last Airbender is a Cute Bruiser variety. Her first episode had her taking on five skilled earthbenders and taking them all out sequentially. Her Disability Superpower certainly helps in that regard; her opponents underestimate her and she kicks up a cloud of dust that doesn't affect the way she "sees."
    • Her original design was a large, muscly man- this is one of many Lampshades hung in 'The Ember Island Players'', where her part in a play is inexplicably filled by a burly, muscled man. (Toph is delighted.)
    • In Sequel Series The Legend of Korra, Asami Sato fills this role. A cunning Badass Normal martial artist who packs a taser glove, she's somewhere between a type 2 and a type 5; although willowy (and decidedly more femme than Korra), she's the second tallest of the central cast. (Conversely, barrel-chested earthbender Bolin—whose character design is based off of the original concept for Toph, and who looks more like he'd fit the role—is actually The Heart.)
      • Later seasons swap the dynamic. Bolin Takes A Level In Badass learning lavabending giving him massive AOE attacks, emphasizing his raw power and making him the groups hardest hitter. Meanwhile, Asami's driving becomes less relevant as the group moves out of the city and the narrative starts focusing on her role as Korra's confidante and emotional support.
  • Hawkgirl in Justice League. Ironic in that she's physically the smallest member of the league.
    • Split between Hawkgirl and Superman (plus the Martian Manhunter when the writers remember that he can do more than just phase).
  • June from KaBlam!, not in terms of size, but she's definetly the toughest character.
  • The show King Arthur & the Knights of Justice was an interesting example, because it starred a team of football players temporarily taking the place of the Knights of the Round Table, it was unique in having about five big guys (Lineman) who were essentially interchangeable from one story to the next.
  • Nathan Explosion of Metalocalypse is a Class 3 if there ever was one- his growling voice, immense size, and general reputation of brutality hides the fact that, at heart, he's something of a marshmallow. Who loves kitties. And his father. And Disneyland.
  • The Mighty Ducks has Grin—a massive musclebound giant who fights with his bare hands, but also an ardent follower of Zen philosophy, who never uses more force than needed.
  • Rainbow Dash from My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. She's as strong as Applejack, very athletic, and far quicker to request a direct, physical solution than any other team member. She also happens to be pretty dense and, to top it off, she's the Spirit of the Element of Loyalty.
  • In The Penguins of Madagascar Rico is their Big Guy of a perfect Class 1 - he's even got the scar.
  • Buford from Phineas and Ferb. He'd probably like to be regarded as The Brute, but he's actually too nice for that.
  • The Powerpuff Girls: Buttercup is the Cute Bruiser Blood Knight type. Mess with her sisters, or the Professor, though, you're in trouble.

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