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Compare with CuteBruiser, where a fragile-looking character is strong, but not slow (also, this trope is not confined to female characters). Often feature MusclesAreMeaningless. This trope is the inversion of {{Acrofatic}}. May be a SuperStrongChild depending on age.

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Compare with CuteBruiser, where a fragile-looking character is strong, but not slow (also, slow. Also, like that trope, this trope is not confined to female characters).characters. Often feature MusclesAreMeaningless. This trope is the inversion of {{Acrofatic}}. May be a SuperStrongChild depending on age.


* Slim 19-year old D.Va from ''{{VideoGame/Overwatch}}'' being classified as a tank character seems ridiculous at first until one realizes the real charaacter is her in a {{Main/Mecha}}.


* Slim 19-year old D.Va from ''{{VideoGame/Overwatch}}'' being classified as a tank character seems ridiculous at first until one realizes the real charaacter is her in a[[Main/Mecha Mecha]].

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* Slim 19-year old D.Va from ''{{VideoGame/Overwatch}}'' being classified as a tank character seems ridiculous at first until one realizes the real charaacter is her in a[[Main/Mecha Mecha]].a {{Main/Mecha}}.


* Slim 19-year old D.Va from ''VideoGame/Overwatch'' being classified as a tank character seems ridiculous at first until one realizes the real charaacter is her in a[[Main/Mecha Mecha]].
* In the more recent ''Franchise/Kirby'' games, Kirby can take a pretty solid hitting before dying (Not to mention ''Videogame/KirbysEpicYarn'', where he's just straight-up invincible.)

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* Slim 19-year old D.Va from ''VideoGame/Overwatch'' ''{{VideoGame/Overwatch}}'' being classified as a tank character seems ridiculous at first until one realizes the real charaacter is her in a[[Main/Mecha Mecha]].
* In the more recent ''Franchise/Kirby'' ''{{Franchise/Kirby}}'' games, Kirby can take a pretty solid hitting before dying (Not to mention ''Videogame/KirbysEpicYarn'', ''{{Videogame/KirbysEpicYarn}}'', where he's just straight-up invincible.)

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* Slim 19-year old D.Va from ''VideoGame/Overwatch'' being classified as a tank character seems ridiculous at first until one realizes the real charaacter is her in a[[Main/Mecha Mecha]].
* In the more recent ''Franchise/Kirby'' games, Kirby can take a pretty solid hitting before dying (Not to mention ''Videogame/KirbysEpicYarn'', where he's just straight-up invincible.)


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* In ''Fanfic/WhatMightHaveBeen'', Pearl has taught her fellow renegade pearls to use their enemy's preconceived notion that they are weak as a strength, Pearl having taught them in swordsmanship for self-defense and their low status in Homeworld's hierarchy making them perfect spies.
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* In ''Fanfic/WhatMightHaveBeen'', Pearl has taught her fellow renegade pearls to use their enemy's preconceived notion that they are weak as a strength, Pearl having taught them in swordsmanship for self-defense and their low status in Homeworld's hierarchy making them perfect spies.
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** Bonsly, as a Pokémon, is pretty small, but try to lift, carry, or throw it, and you'll notice it's surprisingly heavy. If the throw connects with anyone else, it hits like a truck, potentially knocking the victim off the screen.


* ''VideoGame/HeroesOfTheStorm'' has Yrel, a relatively thin Draenei in plate armor, as one of the flat-out brickiest characters in the game through a combination of one of the highest base-healths, self healing, armor granting and other self-protection abilities. Considering some of the other warrior characters are giant monsters, wear extremely bulky power armor, or are otherwise huge or even more visibly defended, the difference is striking!

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* %%* ''VideoGame/HeroesOfTheStorm'' has Yrel, a relatively thin Draenei in plate armor, as one of the flat-out brickiest characters in the game through a combination of one of the highest base-healths, self healing, armor granting and other self-protection abilities. Considering some of the other warrior characters are giant monsters, wear extremely bulky power armor, or are otherwise huge or even more visibly defended, the difference is striking!

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* ''VideoGame/HeroesOfTheStorm'' has Yrel, a relatively thin Draenei in plate armor, as one of the flat-out brickiest characters in the game through a combination of one of the highest base-healths, self healing, armor granting and other self-protection abilities. Considering some of the other warrior characters are giant monsters, wear extremely bulky power armor, or are otherwise huge or even more visibly defended, the difference is striking!


Not to be confused with an IceQueen, which has more to do with personality than toughness. For [[{{BFG}} large firearms]] counterpart see SmallGirlBigGun.

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Not to be confused with an IceQueen, which has more to do with personality than toughness. For [[{{BFG}} large firearms]] counterpart counterpart, see SmallGirlBigGun.


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%% * Would you believe [[VideoGame/MegaMan Roll]] has become one in ''VideoGame/TatsunokoVsCapcom''? There's one caveat, though; she normally doesn't do much damage... but she has a special move that makes the next special move she uses do obscene, MightyGlacier level damage. Two of her three hyper combos are also pretty hefty damage dealers. (the third is a non-damaging move that drops an item that heals her or other robots if it touches them, but knocks living characters off-balance if it connects with them.) And there's a trick (sweeping up her own puddles) that lets you ''further'' enhance ''all'' her attacks, not just specials. She's probably the ultimate GlassCannon Glacier Waif.

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%% * Would you believe [[VideoGame/MegaMan [[VideoGame/MegaManClassic Roll]] has become one in ''VideoGame/TatsunokoVsCapcom''? There's one caveat, though; she normally doesn't do much damage... but she has a special move that makes the next special move she uses do obscene, MightyGlacier level damage. Two of her three hyper combos are also pretty hefty damage dealers. (the third is a non-damaging move that drops an item that heals her or other robots if it touches them, but knocks living characters off-balance if it connects with them.) And there's a trick (sweeping up her own puddles) that lets you ''further'' enhance ''all'' her attacks, not just specials. She's probably the ultimate GlassCannon Glacier Waif.


** From ''VideoGame/SoulCaliburV'' onwards, one can make such a character via CharacterCustomization if they feel like it. Seeing a small girl lug a huge axe around and tossing people larger than her around is clearly a sight to behold.

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** From ''VideoGame/SoulCaliburV'' onwards, one can make such a character via CharacterCustomization if they feel like it. Seeing a small girl lug a huge axe around and tossing toss people larger than her around about is clearly a sight to behold.


* ''VideoGame/XenobladeChronicles2'' has both of the playable tanks fit. The first tank is Tora and Poppi, the latter of which is a very cute robot girl who is about the same size as glass canon Rex. The second dedicated tank pair is Morag and Brighid, who are both very slender and lean with little defined muscles. Justified in their case in that their method of tanking is less taking direct hits and more dodging hits.

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* %%* ''VideoGame/XenobladeChronicles2'' has both of the playable tanks fit. The first tank is Tora and Poppi, the latter of which is a very cute robot girl who is about the same size as glass canon Rex. The second dedicated tank pair is Morag and Brighid, who are both very slender and lean with little defined muscles. Justified in their case in that their method of tanking is less taking direct hits and more dodging hits.

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