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.
  • The Yeti Ti-Yet in Roswell Conspiracies: Aliens, Myths and Legends. Easily the largest of the main characters and only the golem seems to actually be larger.
  • The male half of the SilverHawks' Steel Twins, William "Steelwill" Hart, is a good example.
  • Air Enforcer is this to the Skysurfer Strike Force, being the biggest, strongest member with the most weapons.
  • Super Noobs: Memnock and Zenblock are the only two alien members of the Super Noobs team that consists of six members and both of them fit the role of the big guys due to their size. Zenblock is mainly a class 1 with some elements of class 2. Memnock is definitely a class 2.
  • Bunnie from Sonic SatAM is a female example by virtue of her being a Hollywood Cyborg and her girliness being outweighed by Antoine's qualifications as a male Chick.
  • Teen Titans:
  • An example of a Big Guy who's also The Hero - The Tick.
  • Gordon from Thomas the Tank Engine. He is the largest and strongest engine on Sodor after all.
  • Ookla the Mokk is Thundarr the Barbarian's Expy to Chewbacca.
  • Panthro from Thunder Cats and ThunderCats (2011). Definitely a Class 5, as he has the most pronounced skill in technology of all of them. He's built like a tank...and built the damn tank! In the 2011 version, he also doubles as a highly intimidating type 1, a gruff Old Soldier who's Covered with Scars and unwilling to accept the young Lion-O as his leader and liege until the boy proves his worth in battle.
  • Buck Tuddrussel of Time Squad punches first and asks questions later. Could even be categorized at some points as Dumb Muscle.
  • Total Drama
    • DJ is the big guy of the first three seasons. He is a class 2 due to his love of animals and his interests.
  • Bulkhead of Transformers Animated is a Class 2 and 5. He's got the clumsiness and the slightly oafish voice, but is a Gentle Giant as well as quite intelligent, especially in battle (like how he countered Lugnut's Rocket Punch). He's even revealed to be an expert in space-bridge technology, firmly putting him in Genius Bruiser territory.
    • The Transformers Prime team has their own Bulkhead. He's a veteran soldier with some "dirty work" in his history, but still has a gentle side.
    • In the original Transformers, Ironhide fits this quite well for a group much larger than 5, although there's certainly a group that's considered more central than others. Also a good example of this trope from the original would be Brawn, who despite actually being SMALLER than most of the Autobots, otherwise fits this trope extremely well.
    • Autobot gestalts, such as Superion, typically fall into this role by default.
  • Brock Samson from The Venture Bros. is a Class 3. He's got a hard exterior but he genuinely cares for Hank and Dean.
    • Kano from the "original" Team Venture.
  • Bu-Bum! La strada verso casa: Being a horse, Leoncavallo is easily the biggest and strongest member of the group. He frequently carries all his teammates at once, and is the most useful in a fight.

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