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Compare TopHeavyGuy, PuniPlush and WildTake. Contrast to NoodlePeople. See also BigHeadMode.

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A SubTrope of FunSize. Compare TopHeavyGuy, PuniPlush and WildTake. Contrast to NoodlePeople. See also BigHeadMode.

A SubTrope of FunSize.
BigHeadMode.








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* ''VideoGame/HonkaiImpact3rd'' features this in two different ways:
** The game has a side feature called the Dormitory, where you can acquire chibi versions of the Valkyries by accomplishing certain in-game achievements with them, then place them in a dorm-like setting featuring bedrooms and a commons room where they can interact. You can interact with the chibis in various ways to earn rewards such as materials you can use to upgrade the dorm rooms or affection points for the Valkyries.
** Chibis of the Valkyries were featured in a side game attached to the "Honkai Kingdoms" event, where they could play in a free-for-all shooter game. This was brought back as the "Slugfest" feature in the "Odd Drifter" event; the Valkyrie chibis also were used in each level of the event, with new ones and upgrades being acquired with event-specific currency.


** The 1980s Manga ''Plamo-Kyoshiro'' was the first work in the entire franchise to have both SuperDeformed and regular sized mobile suits together, but this would not be touched upon again until ''Anime/GundamBuildFighters'' in 2013-2014, with later ''Build'' anime series ''[[Anime/GundamBuildFightersTry Fighters Try]]'', ''[[Anime/GundamBuildDivers Divers]]'', and ''[[Anime/GundamBuildDiversReRISE Divers Re:RISE]]'' following suit. Justified in that the shows are about people using Gundam model kits (Gunpla) to battle it out via some AppliedPhlebotinum.

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** The 1980s Manga ''Plamo-Kyoshiro'' was the first work in the entire franchise to have both SuperDeformed and regular sized mobile suits together, but this would not be touched upon again until ''Anime/GundamBuildFighters'' in 2013-2014, with later ''Build'' anime series ''[[Anime/GundamBuildFightersTry Fighters Try]]'', ''[[Anime/GundamBuildDivers Divers]]'', and ''[[Anime/GundamBuildDiversReRISE Divers Re:RISE]]'' following suit. Justified in that the shows those works are about people using Gundam model kits (Gunpla) to battle it out via some AppliedPhlebotinum.


** ''Anime/GundamBuildFighters'' was the first anime in the entire franchise to finally have both SuperDeformed and regular sized mobile suits together, with later ''Build'' anime series ''[[Anime/GundamBuildFightersTry Fighters Try]]'', [[Anime/GundamBuildDivers Divers]]'', and ''[[Anime/GundamBuildDiversReRISE Divers Re:RISE]]'' following suit. Justified in that the shows are about people using Gundam model kits (Gunpla) to battle it out via some AppliedPhlebotinum.

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** ''Anime/GundamBuildFighters'' The 1980s Manga ''Plamo-Kyoshiro'' was the first anime work in the entire franchise to finally have both SuperDeformed and regular sized mobile suits together, but this would not be touched upon again until ''Anime/GundamBuildFighters'' in 2013-2014, with later ''Build'' anime series ''[[Anime/GundamBuildFightersTry Fighters Try]]'', [[Anime/GundamBuildDivers ''[[Anime/GundamBuildDivers Divers]]'', and ''[[Anime/GundamBuildDiversReRISE Divers Re:RISE]]'' following suit. Justified in that the shows are about people using Gundam model kits (Gunpla) to battle it out via some AppliedPhlebotinum.








* Surprisingly prevalent in ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}''. ''SD Gundam'' is a sub-franchise in and of itself with model kits, shows, and games. Some stories (like the comedy shorts and ''Toys/BBSenshiSangokuden'') have the super-deformed mecha as characters who talk and interact with super-deformed human characters, while in others (like the ''VideoGame/SDGundamGGeneration'' games) the mecha are still piloted weapons as normal. Interestingly, the design of the super-deformed MS has evolved over time: in earlier works they had proportions like regular SD characters, while later works like ''Anime/SDGundamForce'' and ''VideoGame/MSSagaANewDawn'' use a less exaggerated version where the head and torso are large but the limbs are still detailed and jointed, making them more reasonable.
** ''Anime/GundamBuildFighters'' and its sequel ''Anime/GundamBuildFightersTry'' finally have both SuperDeformed and regular sized mobile suits together. Justified in the shows are about people using Gundam model kits (Gunpla) to battle it out via some AppliedPhlebotinum.

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* Surprisingly prevalent in ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}''. ''SD Gundam'' ''Franchise/SDGundam'' is a sub-franchise in and of itself with model kits, shows, and games. Some stories (like the comedy shorts and ''Toys/BBSenshiSangokuden'') have the super-deformed mecha as characters who talk and interact with super-deformed human characters, while in others (like the ''VideoGame/SDGundamGGeneration'' games) the mecha are still piloted weapons as normal. Interestingly, the design of the super-deformed MS has evolved over time: in earlier works they had proportions like regular SD characters, while later works like ''Anime/SDGundamForce'' and ''VideoGame/MSSagaANewDawn'' use a less exaggerated version where the head and torso are large but the limbs are still detailed and jointed, making them more reasonable.
** ''Anime/GundamBuildFighters'' and its sequel ''Anime/GundamBuildFightersTry'' was the first anime in the entire franchise to finally have both SuperDeformed and regular sized mobile suits together. together, with later ''Build'' anime series ''[[Anime/GundamBuildFightersTry Fighters Try]]'', [[Anime/GundamBuildDivers Divers]]'', and ''[[Anime/GundamBuildDiversReRISE Divers Re:RISE]]'' following suit. Justified in that the shows are about people using Gundam model kits (Gunpla) to battle it out via some AppliedPhlebotinum.


* ''Batman: Little Gotham'' portrays everyone like this.

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* ''Batman: Little Gotham'' Webcomic/LilGotham'' portrays everyone like this.


** This was preceded by the GameBoy ports of ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown'' and ''VideoGame/BattleArenaToshinden'', which chibified the characters to better fit them to the screen.

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** This was preceded by the GameBoy UsefulNotes/GameBoy ports of ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown'' and ''VideoGame/BattleArenaToshinden'', which chibified the characters to better fit them to the screen.

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* Everyone in "CB Chara Go Nagai World", a comedic crossover with ''Manga/DevilMan'', ''Manga/MazingerZ'', and ''Manga/ViolenceJack'', is animated this way, they frequently point out how ridiculous they look in this world, commenting on how their heads are as big as their bodies, and how everyone looks like midgets or children.


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* In the ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero'' episode "Once Upon A Joe" the story Shipwreck tells the children has the Joes and Cobra members animated in this style.


* In ''Webcomic/RavenWolf'', the [[BeastMan human animal]] heroes are sometimes drawn as cute quadruped animals.

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* In ''Webcomic/RavenWolf'', the [[BeastMan [[UpliftedAnimal human animal]] heroes are sometimes drawn as cute quadruped animals.


* In ''Webcomic/RavenWolf'', the [[PettingZooPeople human animal]] heroes are sometimes drawn as cute quadruped animals.

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* In ''Webcomic/RavenWolf'', the [[PettingZooPeople [[BeastMan human animal]] heroes are sometimes drawn as cute quadruped animals.


* ''Manga/HeavensLostProperty'': Enter [[LoveableSexManiac Tomoki Sakurai]]. A chibi 24/7 plushie. He only grows life-sized when he starts taking things seriously which is... well, according to [[ComedicSociopathy how the]] [[PlayedForLaughs story is played]], rarely.

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* ''Manga/HeavensLostProperty'': Enter [[LoveableSexManiac [[LovableSexManiac Tomoki Sakurai]]. A chibi 24/7 plushie. He only grows life-sized when he starts taking things seriously which is... well, according to [[ComedicSociopathy how the]] [[PlayedForLaughs story is played]], rarely.


* ''Manga/HeavensLostProperty'': Enter [[IdiotHero Tomoki Sakurai]]. A chibi 24/7 plushie. He only grows life-sized when he starts taking things seriously which is... well, according to [[ComedicSociopathy how the]] [[PlayedForLaughs story is played]], rarely.

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* ''Manga/HeavensLostProperty'': Enter [[IdiotHero [[LoveableSexManiac Tomoki Sakurai]]. A chibi 24/7 plushie. He only grows life-sized when he starts taking things seriously which is... well, according to [[ComedicSociopathy how the]] [[PlayedForLaughs story is played]], rarely.

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* ''Animation/HappyHeroes'': One scene in the Season 9 intro depicts Doctor H., his father, and the heroes in a cutesy art style with little bodies and big heads.

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* The end credits for ''Animation/PleasantGoatAndBigBigWolf: Marching to the New Wonderland'' show the characters in a cuter art style with bigger heads.
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* ''Manga/KomiSanWaKomyushouDesu'': The title character shifts into a mouthless chibi version of herself whenever her social anxiety is getting to her. Given that she's a NervousWreck, she ends up spending more time as this trope than in her "normal" appearance.

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* ''Manga/KomiSanWaKomyushouDesu'': ''Manga/KomiCantCommunicate'': The title character shifts into a mouthless chibi version of herself whenever her social anxiety is getting to her. Given that she's a NervousWreck, she ends up spending more time as this trope than in her "normal" appearance.


* Nendoroid figure line from Good Smile Company is this to all sorts of anime characters.

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* Nendoroid {{Toys/Nendoroid}} figure line from Good Smile [=GoodSmile=] Company is this to all sorts of anime characters.

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* The ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER}}'' series renders its human characters in the 'overly large head and small limbs' art style, in both their clay models and in-game sprites, making them look cute in a way that [[ArtStyleDissonance clashes somewhat with the darker themes present in the games]].[[note]]Those including FinalDeath, CyberneticsEatYourSoul, AlienInvasion, and ParentalAbandonment among others.[[/note]] The American versions of the clay models of [[TheAllAmericanBoy Ness]] and [[NiceGirl Paula]] of the second game in the series, ''VideoGame/EarthBound'', were noticeably stretched, giving them longer limbs and [[AmericanKirbyIsHardcore likely trying to make them look older]], though strangely neither other party members [[GadgeteerGenius Jeff]] and [[BareFistedMonk Poo]] received the same treatment.

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* All characters' battle sprites in ''VideoGame/Yume100'' and ''VideoGame/AkaSeka''.

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* ''Manga/KomiSanWaKomyushouDesu'': The title character shifts into a mouthless chibi version of herself whenever her social anxiety is getting to her. Given that she's a NervousWreck, she ends up spending more time as this trope than in her "normal" appearance.


* Most games in the ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' series portray the mecha as being Super-Deformed in their battle animations. Characters, close-ups of the mecha in battle, and in the Original Generation animes, are shown at normal sizes and proportions. This is at least party done to hide [[UnitsNotToScale the immense scale differences between the various units]], given it is entirely possible to have a 12 meter tall Macross Battleroid backing up the 250 meter tall Anime/{{Gunbuster}}. This does, however, occasionally lead to odd consequences in attack animations. ''Super Robot Wars W'' finds a way to complicate thing even further, Not only having such things as as a seven-foot-tall [[Anime/TekkamanBlade Tekkaman]] lifting up a 300-meter-long Battleship one-handed and impaling it on their spear, but also things like the differences in size between the cyborg Renee in [[Anime/GaoGaiGar KorRyu and AnRyu]]'s attacks, and the PoweredArmor-wearing heroes who are their own units. One game, ''VideoGame/ShinSuperRobotWars'', used non-SD models for battle animations, and so did ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsGaiden''.
* Many Japanese games have characters drawn chibi-style in long shots (I.E.: overworld mode, in towns, etc.) and normally during combat or cutscenes. This is likely to keep them recognisable when drawn small at console resolution. Some, like ''VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia'', keep the characters in SD at all times so their expressions can be better conveyed (except for the cutscenes in the Playstation remake).
* The first handheld port of the ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' games was a Super-Deformed version of the arcade game, ''Guilty Gear Petit'' (also known as ''Guilty Gear Puchi'' because of [[SpellMyNameWithAnS romanisation issues]]).
** This was preceded by the GameBoy ports of ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown'' and ''VideoGame/BattleArenaToshinden'', which chibified the characters to better fit them to the screen.
** This technique is also employed in the UsefulNotes/NeoGeoPocket fighting games, like ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters R-1'' and ''R-2'' (which are pocket versions of ''[='97=]''and ''[='98=]'', respectively) and ''[[VideoGame/SNKVsCapcom The Match of the Millennium]]'', to keep the characters recognizable and well-animated (compare to the UsefulNotes/GameBoy ports of many SNK games).
* The characters of ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII'' appear in chibi form in the games ''Super Puzzle Fighter II'' and ''Pocket Fighter'' (also known as ''VideoGame/SuperGemFighter'').

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* Most games in the ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' series portray the mecha as being Super-Deformed in their battle animations. Characters, close-ups of the mecha in battle, In ''VideoGame/ArcStyleBaseball3D'', all players have a big head without a nose and in the Original Generation animes, a small body. Proportions are shown at exaggerated for distinction purposes and vary depending on whether a character is a normal sizes and proportions. This is at least party done to hide [[UnitsNotToScale the immense scale differences between the various units]], given it is entirely possible to male, a Macho, a Tall one, a Small one or a girl (which will have a 12 meter tall Macross Battleroid backing up the 250 meter tall Anime/{{Gunbuster}}. This does, however, occasionally lead to odd consequences in attack animations. ''Super Robot Wars W'' finds a way to complicate thing even further, Not only having such things as as a seven-foot-tall [[Anime/TekkamanBlade Tekkaman]] lifting up a 300-meter-long Battleship one-handed thinner waist, wider thighs and impaling it on their spear, but also things like the differences in size between the cyborg Renee in [[Anime/GaoGaiGar KorRyu and AnRyu]]'s attacks, and the PoweredArmor-wearing heroes who a notable bust). CharacterCustomization lets you choose one of these 5 body builds, all of which are chibi in their own units. One game, ''VideoGame/ShinSuperRobotWars'', way.
* The designs
used non-SD models in ''VideoGame/BendyInNightmareRun'' for battle animations, Alice and so did ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsGaiden''.
* Many Japanese games have characters drawn chibi-style
Boris are less human in long shots (I.E.: overworld mode, in towns, etc.) and normally during combat or cutscenes. This is likely to keep them recognisable when drawn small at console resolution. Some, like ''VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia'', keep the characters in SD at all times so proportion than their expressions can be better conveyed (except for the cutscenes designs in the Playstation remake).
other canonical sources.
* The first handheld port "Teach Me, Miss Litchi!" segments of the ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' games was a Super-Deformed version of the arcade game, ''Guilty Gear Petit'' (also known as ''Guilty Gear Puchi'' because of [[SpellMyNameWithAnS romanisation issues]]).
** This was preceded by the GameBoy ports of ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown'' and ''VideoGame/BattleArenaToshinden'', which chibified the characters to better fit them to the screen.
** This technique is also employed in the UsefulNotes/NeoGeoPocket fighting games, like ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters R-1'' and ''R-2'' (which
''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' are pocket versions of ''[='97=]''and ''[='98=]'', respectively) and ''[[VideoGame/SNKVsCapcom The Match of the Millennium]]'', to keep the characters recognizable and well-animated (compare to the UsefulNotes/GameBoy ports of many SNK games).
* The characters of ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII'' appear
done in chibi form in the games ''Super Puzzle Fighter II'' and ''Pocket Fighter'' (also known as ''VideoGame/SuperGemFighter'').this style.



%%* Almost the entire point of the ''Puzzle Fighter'' games.
* A special move (unique for each character) lets you turn your fighter into one of these in ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown 2''. It returns in ''Samurai Shodown 6''.
* The makers of ''VideoGame/{{Valis}} II'' put out for the UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis a joke version of the game, ''Valis SD'' (or ''Syd of Valis''), with the heroine of the series, Yuko Ahko, drawn in SD/chibi form.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IGPZflaBdM The framing device]] of the ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' [[TheAnimeOfTheGame mini-scenario]] from the ''VisualNovel/TriangleHeart3SweetSongsForever'' fanbox used chibi versions of Nanoha and the kitsune Kuon.
* "Super-Deformed" is the default art style of the main ''VideoGame/MegaMan'' series of games (1 through 10), and all the characters are deformed even further in ''VideoGame/MegaManPoweredUp''.

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%%* Almost the entire point of the ''Puzzle Fighter'' games.
* A special move (unique for each character) lets you turn your fighter into one of these in ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown 2''. It returns in ''Samurai Shodown 6''.
* The makers of ''VideoGame/{{Valis}} II'' put out Japanese website for the UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis a joke version of the game, ''Valis SD'' (or ''Syd of Valis''), with the heroine of the series, Yuko Ahko, drawn in SD/chibi form.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IGPZflaBdM The framing device]] of the ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' [[TheAnimeOfTheGame mini-scenario]] from the ''VisualNovel/TriangleHeart3SweetSongsForever'' fanbox used
''VideoGame/GuildWars'' features Gwen-chan and Dr. Boar, chibi versions of Nanoha the already cute Gwen and the kitsune Kuon.
* "Super-Deformed" is
tamable boar. Gwen-chan was eventually included in the default art style game as a miniature, tonic, and AprilFools joke transformation.
* The first handheld port
of the main ''VideoGame/MegaMan'' series of ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' games (1 through 10), was a Super-Deformed version of the arcade game, ''Guilty Gear Petit'' (also known as ''Guilty Gear Puchi'' because of [[SpellMyNameWithAnS romanisation issues]]).
** This was preceded by the GameBoy ports of ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown''
and all ''VideoGame/BattleArenaToshinden'', which chibified the characters are deformed to better fit them to the screen.
* The ''Project Mirai'' games from the ''VideoGame/HatsuneMikuProjectDiva'' series take the already cute Music/{{Vocaloid}} characters and make them
even further cuter by making them into this trope. The designs are based off the Nendoroid figures (see the Toys section).
* Creator/JackieChan and Josephine
in ''VideoGame/MegaManPoweredUp''.''VideoGame/JackieChansActionKungFu''.
** This technique is also employed in the UsefulNotes/NeoGeoPocket fighting games, like ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters R-1'' and ''R-2'' (which are pocket versions of ''[='97=]''and ''[='98=]'', respectively) and ''[[VideoGame/SNKVsCapcom The Match of the Millennium]]'', to keep the characters recognizable and well-animated (compare to the UsefulNotes/GameBoy ports of many SNK games).
* ''VideoGame/KunioKun'': ''VideoGame/SuperDodgeBall'', ''VideoGame/RiverCityRansom'' and most other ''VideoGame/KunioKun'' games. The few exceptions include the very first game, ''Renegade''.



* Not used in the ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' itself, but the fan-made VirtualPaperDoll "create.swf" uses this style.

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* Not used in ''VideoGame/MightyFinalFight'' was obviously created because the ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' itself, NES couldn't handle the huge sprites of ''VideoGame/FinalFight'', but the fan-made VirtualPaperDoll "create.swf" uses this style.LighterAndSofter characterization affirms the super-deformed aesthetic.
* "Super-Deformed" is the default art style of the main ''VideoGame/MegaMan'' series of games (1 through 10), and all the characters are deformed even further in ''VideoGame/MegaManPoweredUp''.



* The "Teach Me, Miss Litchi!" segments of ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' are done in this style.
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfGraces'' has this as apart of their groovy chats. During time to time, you'd see a mini cut-in photo of the characters in their chibi form. This is just for laughs.

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* ''Franchise/{{Persona}}'':
** In ''VideoGame/PersonaQShadowOfTheLabyrinth'',
The "Teach Me, Miss Litchi!" segments of ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' are done in this style.
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfGraces'' has this
entire cast appears as apart smaller, cuter versions of their groovy chats. During time to time, you'd see regular appearances from ''VideoGame/Persona3'' and ''VideoGame/Persona4''.
** Morgana from ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' is
a mini cut-in photo talking cat who while in the world of the Palace takes on a cartoony appearance, possessing a head bigger then his body along with goofy animations and facial expressions, and overall looks rather out of place amid the generally dark, gritty atmosphere of the world around him.
* ''VideoGame/PlayStationAllStarsBattleRoyale'' and its customizable minions are taking part here. You can choose your own littled bodies big headed
characters in their chibi form. This is just and have them cheer for laughs.you.
* Almost the entire point of the ''VideoGame/PuzzleFighter'' games.
* A special move (unique for each character) lets you turn your fighter into one of these in ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown 2''. It returns in ''Samurai Shodown 6''.



* ''Mighty Final Fight'' was obviously created because the NES couldn't handle the huge sprites of ''VideoGame/FinalFight'', but the LighterAndSofter characterization affirms the super-deformed aesthetic.
* ''VideoGame/SuperDodgeBall'', ''VideoGame/RiverCityRansom'' and most other ''VideoGame/KunioKun'' games. The few exceptions include the very first game, ''Renegade''.
* Creator/JackieChan and Josephine in ''VideoGame/JackieChansActionKungFu''.

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* ''Mighty Final Fight'' was obviously created because The characters of ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII'' appear in chibi form in the NES couldn't handle games ''Super Puzzle Fighter II'' and ''Pocket Fighter'' (also known as ''VideoGame/SuperGemFighter'').
* Most games in
the huge sprites ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' series portray the mecha as being Super-Deformed in their battle animations. Characters, close-ups of ''VideoGame/FinalFight'', the mecha in battle, and in the Original Generation animes, are shown at normal sizes and proportions. This is at least party done to hide [[UnitsNotToScale the immense scale differences between the various units]], given it is entirely possible to have a 12 meter tall Macross Battleroid backing up the 250 meter tall Anime/{{Gunbuster}}. This does, however, occasionally lead to odd consequences in attack animations. ''Super Robot Wars W'' finds a way to complicate thing even further, Not only having such things as as a seven-foot-tall [[Anime/TekkamanBlade Tekkaman]] lifting up a 300-meter-long Battleship one-handed and impaling it on their spear, but also things like the LighterAndSofter characterization affirms differences in size between the super-deformed aesthetic.
* ''VideoGame/SuperDodgeBall'', ''VideoGame/RiverCityRansom''
cyborg Renee in [[Anime/GaoGaiGar KorRyu and most other ''VideoGame/KunioKun'' games. The few exceptions include AnRyu]]'s attacks, and the very first PoweredArmor-wearing heroes who are their own units. One game, ''Renegade''.
* Creator/JackieChan
''VideoGame/ShinSuperRobotWars'', used non-SD models for battle animations, and Josephine so did ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsGaiden''.
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfGraces'' has this as apart of their groovy chats. During time to time, you'd see a mini cut-in photo of the characters
in ''VideoGame/JackieChansActionKungFu''.their chibi form. This is just for laughs.
* Many Japanese games have characters drawn chibi-style in long shots (I.E.: overworld mode, in towns, etc.) and normally during combat or cutscenes. This is likely to keep them recognisable when drawn small at console resolution. Some, like ''VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia'', keep the characters in SD at all times so their expressions can be better conveyed (except for the cutscenes in the Playstation remake).



* ''VideoGame/PlayStationAllStarsBattleRoyale'' and its customizable minions are taking part here. You can choose your own littled bodies big headed characters and have them cheer for you.
* The Japanese website for ''VideoGame/GuildWars'' features Gwen-chan and Dr. Boar, chibi versions of the already cute Gwen and the tamable boar. Gwen-chan was eventually included in the game as a miniature, tonic, and AprilFools joke transformation.
* In ''VideoGame/PersonaQShadowOfTheLabyrinth'', The entire cast appears as smaller, cuter versions of their regular appearances from ''Persona 3'' and ''Persona 4''.
* Morgana from ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' is a talking cat who while in the world of the Palace takes on a cartoony appearance, possessing a head bigger then his body along with goofy animations and facial expressions, and overall looks rather out of place amid the generally dark, gritty atmosphere of the world around him.

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* ''VideoGame/PlayStationAllStarsBattleRoyale'' and its customizable minions are taking part here. You can choose your own littled bodies big headed characters and have them cheer for you.
Not used in the ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' itself, but the fan-made VirtualPaperDoll "create.swf" uses this style.
* The Japanese website makers of ''VideoGame/{{Valis}} II'' put out for ''VideoGame/GuildWars'' features Gwen-chan and Dr. Boar, chibi versions the UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis a joke version of the already cute Gwen and game, ''Valis SD'' (or ''Syd of Valis''), with the tamable boar. Gwen-chan was eventually included in the game as a miniature, tonic, and AprilFools joke transformation.
* In ''VideoGame/PersonaQShadowOfTheLabyrinth'', The entire cast appears as smaller, cuter versions of their regular appearances from ''Persona 3'' and ''Persona 4''.
* Morgana from ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' is a talking cat who while in the world
heroine of the Palace takes on a cartoony appearance, possessing a head bigger then his body along with goofy animations and facial expressions, and overall looks rather out of place amid the generally dark, gritty atmosphere of the world around him.series, Yuko Ahko, drawn in SD/chibi form.



* The ''Project Mirai'' games from the ''VideoGame/HatsuneMikuProjectDiva'' series take the already cute Music/{{Vocaloid}} characters and make them even cuter by making them into this trope. The designs are based off the Nendoroid figures (see the Toys section).
* In ''VideoGame/ArcStyleBaseball3D'', all players have a big head without a nose and a small body. Proportions are exaggerated for distinction purposes and vary depending on whether a character is a normal male, a Macho, a Tall one, a Small one or a girl (which will have a thinner waist, wider thighs and a notable bust). CharacterCustomization lets you choose one of these 5 body builds, all of which are chibi in their own way.


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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IGPZflaBdM The framing device]] of the ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' [[TheAnimeOfTheGame mini-scenario]] from the ''VisualNovel/TriangleHeart3SweetSongsForever'' fanbox used chibi versions of Nanoha and the kitsune Kuon.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'', have Miraculous Chibi, short episodes featuring super-deformed versions of Ladybug and Cat Noir.


* Used in the [[WebAnimation/ChibiAvatar out-of-continuity shorts]] of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' that were available online and on the second season UsefulNotes/{{DVD}}. To achieve the main series's particular sense of realism, the creators set down some boundaries as to what they could and couldn't use for comic effect. With the shorts, Mike and Bryan, who are fans of the crazier variety of manga and anime, were able to pretty much let themselves go.

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* Used in the [[WebAnimation/ChibiAvatar [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderSuperDeformedShorts out-of-continuity shorts]] of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' that were available online and [[DVDBonusContent on the second season UsefulNotes/{{DVD}}.DVD]]. To achieve the main series's particular sense of realism, the creators set down some boundaries as to what they could and couldn't use for comic effect. With the shorts, Mike and Bryan, who are fans of the crazier variety of manga and anime, were able to pretty much let themselves go.

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** If you pay attention though, it's never done in-panel, but in the framework, and is used to denote the characters emotional responses, rather than their physical appearance.


* The entire ''[[Anime/MashinHeroWataruSeries Wataru]]'' franchise and world setting plays on this—all Mashins, good or bad, are rendered as such; Soukaizan and Seikaizan also have human races that showcase various levels of deformation. Justified when the shows were also meant to be MerchandiseDriven, with model kits of various Mashins being built to replicate this visual style compared to the majority of other shows in the Mecha genre.

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* The entire ''[[Anime/MashinHeroWataruSeries Mashin Hero Wataru]]'' franchise and world setting plays on this—all Mashins, good or bad, are rendered as such; Soukaizan and Seikaizan also have human races that showcase various levels of deformation. Justified when the shows were also meant to be MerchandiseDriven, with model kits of various Mashins being built to replicate this visual style compared to the majority of other shows in the Mecha genre.

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* The entire ''[[Anime/MashinHeroWataruSeries Wataru]]'' franchise and world setting plays on this—all Mashins, good or bad, are rendered as such; Soukaizan and Seikaizan also have human races that showcase various levels of deformation. Justified when the shows were also meant to be MerchandiseDriven, with model kits of various Mashins being built to replicate this visual style compared to the majority of other shows in the Mecha genre.


* Some of Underground Toys' talking plush can be described as this, although the [[Creator/PeterCapaldi Twelfth Doctor]] one just looks rather like Bert from SesameStreet.

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* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11886910/1/Gankona-Unnachgiebig-Unità Gankona, Unnachgiebig, Unità]]'': Italy references this trope by name. In this world, "chibis" are young countries.
-->"Holy Rome and I first met while we were both chibis..."


** This technique is also employed in the UsefulNotes/NeoGeoPocket fighting games, like ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters R-1'' and ''R-2'' (which are pocket versions of ''[='97=]''and ''[='98=]'', respectively) and ''[[SNKVsCapcom The Match of the Millennium]]'', to keep the characters recognizable and well-animated (compare to the UsefulNotes/GameBoy ports of many SNK games).

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** This technique is also employed in the UsefulNotes/NeoGeoPocket fighting games, like ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters R-1'' and ''R-2'' (which are pocket versions of ''[='97=]''and ''[='98=]'', respectively) and ''[[SNKVsCapcom ''[[VideoGame/SNKVsCapcom The Match of the Millennium]]'', to keep the characters recognizable and well-animated (compare to the UsefulNotes/GameBoy ports of many SNK games).


* The animated segments in ''Series/{{Godzilland}}'' features Godzilla, Rodan, Anguirus, Mothra, and the rest of the gang in chibi style.

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* The animated segments in ''Series/{{Godzilland}}'' features feature Godzilla, Rodan, Anguirus, Mothra, and the rest of the gang in chibi style.


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* Anything and everything drawn by Skottie Young, known for his alternate Marvel covers and ''ComicBook/IHateFairyLand''.


** This technique is also employed in the NeoGeoPocket fighting games, like ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters R-1'' and ''R-2'' (which are pocket versions of ''[='97=]''and ''[='98=]'', respectively) and ''[[SNKVsCapcom The Match of the Millennium]]'', to keep the characters recognizable and well-animated (compare to the UsefulNotes/GameBoy ports of many SNK games).

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** This technique is also employed in the NeoGeoPocket UsefulNotes/NeoGeoPocket fighting games, like ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters R-1'' and ''R-2'' (which are pocket versions of ''[='97=]''and ''[='98=]'', respectively) and ''[[SNKVsCapcom The Match of the Millennium]]'', to keep the characters recognizable and well-animated (compare to the UsefulNotes/GameBoy ports of many SNK games).


* ''VideoGame/SuperDodgeBall'', ''VideoGame/RiverCityRansom'' and most other KunioKun games. The few exceptions include the very first game, ''Renegade''.

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* One issue of ''[[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Justice League]]'' had Superman perceive everyone like this.
** Not to mention (seemingly) the entire inhabitants of the 5th dimension.
* [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2009}} Stephanie Brown]] narrates the history of the Batfamily to [[WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}} Wendy]], complete with a chibi Darkseid.

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* One issue of ''[[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica ''[[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Justice League]]'' had Superman perceive everyone like this.
** Not to mention (seemingly) the * ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'': The entire inhabitants of the 5th dimension.
* [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2009}} In ''Superman/Batman'' #51-52, an entire s-d League (called Li'l Leaguers: Li'l Franchise/{{Superman}}, Li'l Franchise/WonderWoman, Li'l ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}...) make an appearance, hailing from a lighter and softer universe.
* ''ComicBook/{{Batgirl}}'':
Stephanie Brown]] Brown narrates the history of the Batfamily to [[WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}} Wendy]], complete with a chibi Darkseid.


* A short of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' has Pearl explaining what Gems are. The characters are all in SD.

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* A short of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' has Pearl explaining what Gems are. The ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'''s "Classroom Gems" shorts feature the characters are all in SD.a chibi style based off Anime/{{Gunbuster}}'s Science Shorts.


* Used in the [[WebAnimation/ChibiAvatar out-of-continuity shorts]] of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' that were available online and on the second season {{DVD}}. To achieve the main series's particular sense of realism, the creators set down some boundaries as to what they could and couldn't use for comic effect. With the shorts, Mike and Bryan, who are fans of the crazier variety of manga and anime, were able to pretty much let themselves go.

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* Used in the [[WebAnimation/ChibiAvatar out-of-continuity shorts]] of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' that were available online and on the second season {{DVD}}.UsefulNotes/{{DVD}}. To achieve the main series's particular sense of realism, the creators set down some boundaries as to what they could and couldn't use for comic effect. With the shorts, Mike and Bryan, who are fans of the crazier variety of manga and anime, were able to pretty much let themselves go.


* The Wattersons in ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldofGumball'' look somewhat deformed.

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* The Wattersons in ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldofGumball'' ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' look somewhat deformed.



* A short of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' has Pearl explaining what are Gems. The characters are all in SD.

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* A short of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' has Pearl explaining what are Gems.Gems are. The characters are all in SD.



** A series of shorts called "The New Teen Titans" was nothing but super deformed gag strips, proving popular to Green Light a "WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo" series which will be even more deformed.

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* A portion of ''VisualNovel/DanganronpaV3'' takes place in a virtual reality simulation, in which everyone's avatar was designed in this style, but otherwise look exactly like the character they represent.


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Generally considered [[{{Kawaisa}} cute]] as well as humorous, it's most commonly used in parody or as part of promotional material, although it can be found in some shows at points of extreme comedy/slapstick, or when characters are seen to be acting extremely "cute" or immature.

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Generally considered [[{{Kawaisa}} [[{{UsefulNotes/Kawaisa}} cute]] as well as humorous, it's most commonly used in parody or as part of promotional material, although it can be found in some shows at points of extreme comedy/slapstick, or when characters are seen to be acting extremely "cute" or immature.


* The title character of ''[[Manga/HimoutoUmaruChan Himouto! Umaru-chan]]'' changes into this form every time she steps into her house.

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* The title character of ''[[Manga/HimoutoUmaruChan Himouto! Umaru-chan]]'' ''Manga/HimoutoUmaruChan'' changes into this form every time she steps into her house.



* In the ''Manga/KoufukuGraffiti'' anime's next episode previews the cast is drawn in this style.

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* In the ''Manga/KoufukuGraffiti'' ''Manga/GourmetGirlGraffiti'' anime's next episode previews the cast is drawn in this style.


* Many Japanese games have characters drawn chibi-style in long shots (I.E.: overworld mode, in towns, etc.) and normally during combat or cutscenes. This is likely to keep them recognisable when drawn small at console resolution.

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* Many Japanese games have characters drawn chibi-style in long shots (I.E.: overworld mode, in towns, etc.) and normally during combat or cutscenes. This is likely to keep them recognisable when drawn small at console resolution. Some, like ''VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia'', keep the characters in SD at all times so their expressions can be better conveyed (except for the cutscenes in the Playstation remake).



** This technique is also employed in the NeoGeoPocket fighting games, like ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters R-1'' and ''R-2'' (which are pocket versions of ''[='97=]''and ''[='98=]'', respectively) and ''[[SNKVsCapcom The Match of the Millennium]]''.

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** This technique is also employed in the NeoGeoPocket fighting games, like ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters R-1'' and ''R-2'' (which are pocket versions of ''[='97=]''and ''[='98=]'', respectively) and ''[[SNKVsCapcom The Match of the Millennium]]''.Millennium]]'', to keep the characters recognizable and well-animated (compare to the UsefulNotes/GameBoy ports of many SNK games).


** In SequelSeries ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', [[Recap/TheLegendOfKorraS4E8Remembrances one episode]] features a number of characters [[http://i.imgur.com/eENQS9v.png appearing as chibi heads]], speaking to each other over a series a flashbacks.

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** * In SequelSeries ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', [[Recap/TheLegendOfKorraS4E8Remembrances one episode]] features a number of characters [[http://i.imgur.com/eENQS9v.png appearing as chibi heads]], speaking to each other over a series a flashbacks.


* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbbA9BhCTko Hachune Miku]], the super-deformed version of [[{{Vocaloid}} Hatsune Miku]].

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** In SequelSeries ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', [[Recap/TheLegendOfKorraS4E8Remembrances one episode]] features a number of characters [[http://i.imgur.com/eENQS9v.png appearing as chibi heads]], speaking to each other over a series a flashbacks.


* One of the new characters in ''Comicbook/AstroCity'' after the Vertigo relaunch is [[http://www.herocopia.com/American_Chibi American Chibi.]]

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* One of the new characters in ''Comicbook/AstroCity'' after the Vertigo relaunch is [[http://www.herocopia.com/American_Chibi American Chibi.]]Chibi]], [[spoiler: a video game character concept brought to life by Elder Gods]]. In the issue where the Honor Guard go to her world they become super deformed too.


* ''OpenBlue'''s SeriesMascot is a Super-Deformed CaptainErsatz of [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Cthulhu]] known as "Kukulu".

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* ''OpenBlue'''s ''Roleplay/OpenBlue'''s SeriesMascot is a Super-Deformed CaptainErsatz of [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Cthulhu]] known as "Kukulu".


* This has become {{Nitrome}}'s SignatureStyle, used to depict all humans (and, in one case, zombies.) [[SugarBowl Results]] [[GrotesqueCute vary]].

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* This has become {{Nitrome}}'s {{Creator/Nitrome}}'s SignatureStyle, used to depict all humans (and, in one case, zombies.) [[SugarBowl Results]] [[GrotesqueCute vary]].


* The comic adaptation of ''Franchise/LeDonjonDeNaheulbeuk''.

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* "Super-Deformed" is the default art style of the main ''VideoGame/MegaMan'' series of games (1 through 10), and all the characters are deformed even further in ''MegaManPoweredUp''.

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* "Super-Deformed" is the default art style of the main ''VideoGame/MegaMan'' series of games (1 through 10), and all the characters are deformed even further in ''MegaManPoweredUp''.''VideoGame/MegaManPoweredUp''.



* ''SuperDodgeBall'', ''VideoGame/RiverCityRansom'' and most other KunioKun games. The few exceptions include the very first game, ''Renegade''.

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* ''SuperDodgeBall'', ''VideoGame/SuperDodgeBall'', ''VideoGame/RiverCityRansom'' and most other KunioKun games. The few exceptions include the very first game, ''Renegade''.


* In ''ElfOnlyInn'', Hambonetaru-Chan bought the chat room when they were running out of funds to run it. As a new rule, [[http://www.elfonlyinn.net/d/20020822.html everyone got new Super-Deformed avatars]], except Goku, who was already anime, and [[spoiler:Megan, who rebelled against it]].

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* In ''ElfOnlyInn'', ''Webcomic/ElfOnlyInn'', Hambonetaru-Chan bought the chat room when they were running out of funds to run it. As a new rule, [[http://www.elfonlyinn.net/d/20020822.html everyone got new Super-Deformed avatars]], except Goku, who was already anime, and [[spoiler:Megan, who rebelled against it]].



* In particularly comedic situations the characters from ''[[{{Webcomic/Morphe}} morphE]]'' will change from their stock character portraits to super deformed reaction sprites, they are the only time the portraits ever change.

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* In particularly comedic situations the characters from ''[[{{Webcomic/Morphe}} morphE]]'' ''Webcomic/{{morphE}}'' will change from their stock character portraits to super deformed reaction sprites, they are the only time the portraits ever change.


* ''OpenBlue'''s SeriesMascot is a Super-Deformed CaptainErsatz of [[CthulhuMythos Cthulhu]] known as "Kukulu".

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* ''OpenBlue'''s SeriesMascot is a Super-Deformed CaptainErsatz of [[CthulhuMythos [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Cthulhu]] known as "Kukulu".


* ''Webcomic/{{Blip}}'' uses this during a PensieveFlashback: Partway through Liz's memory of a nasty argument, both K and Mary [[http://blip.rampagenetwork.com/265/ transform into chibis]] and remain that way until the flashback ends. This seems to be indicative that Liz thought they were both acting immaturely, and it's certainly indicative that Liz is [[RashomonStyle deliberately exaggerating]] the events for the benefit of her audience.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Blip}}'' uses this during a PensieveFlashback: Partway through Liz's memory of a nasty argument, both K and Mary [[http://blip.rampagenetwork.com/265/ [[http://rakugakiwall.com/blip/archive/265 transform into chibis]] and remain that way until the flashback ends. This seems to be indicative that Liz thought they were both acting immaturely, and it's certainly indicative that Liz is [[RashomonStyle deliberately exaggerating]] the events for the benefit of her audience.


* Occasionally used in ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes'', for example [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=136045 here]].

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* Occasionally used in ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes'', for example [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=136045 [[http://eheroes.smackjeeves.com/comics/1990908/escaping-the-winter/ here]].


An artistic style in anime that is generally considered both "[[{{Kawaisa}} cutesy]]" and humorous, in which a character is rendered in a shorter, rounder form, somewhat resembling a caricature of themselves as a tiny yet plump toddler.

Although most commonly used in parody or as part of promotional material, it can be found in some shows at points of extreme comedy/slapstick, or when characters are seen to be acting extremely "cute" or immature. This use of ArtisticAge can mask the true age of characters, making forty somethings and fourteen year olds seem the same age.

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An artistic style in anime that is generally considered both "[[{{Kawaisa}} cutesy]]" and humorous, in which a normally realistically proportioned character is rendered in a shorter, rounder form, often with a big head and short limbs, somewhat resembling a caricature of themselves as a tiny yet plump toddler.

Although Generally considered [[{{Kawaisa}} cute]] as well as humorous, it's most commonly used in parody or as part of promotional material, although it can be found in some shows at points of extreme comedy/slapstick, or when characters are seen to be acting extremely "cute" or immature. This use of ArtisticAge can mask the true age of characters, making forty somethings and fourteen year olds seem the same age.
immature.



In older video games with small characters compared to the screen, Super-Deformed style was used mainly to get around graphical limitations so a head size wouldn't be just a single pixel. Some newer games, use a version of this where characters appear super deformed on the TheOverworld or when the camera is far away but in cutscenes, character portraits, and battles they will be depicted with more realistic proportions (for an example, in ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' and ''VideoGame/CaveStory''). See GraphicsInducedSuperDeformed for that.

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In This also appears in video games, especially older video games with small characters compared to the screen, the Super-Deformed style was used mainly to get around graphical limitations so a head size character was recognizable and their face wouldn't be just a single pixel. Some newer games, use a version of this where characters appear super deformed on the TheOverworld or when the camera is far away but in cutscenes, character portraits, and battles they will be depicted with more realistic proportions (for an example, in ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' and ''VideoGame/CaveStory''). See GraphicsInducedSuperDeformed for that.


* JackieChan and Josephine in ''VideoGame/JackieChansActionKungFu''.

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* JackieChan Creator/JackieChan and Josephine in ''VideoGame/JackieChansActionKungFu''.


* The Japanese website for ''GuildWars'' features Gwen-chan and Dr. Boar, chibi versions of the already cute Gwen and the tamable boar. Gwen-chan was eventually included in the game as a miniature, tonic, and AprilFools joke transformation.

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* The Japanese website for ''GuildWars'' ''VideoGame/GuildWars'' features Gwen-chan and Dr. Boar, chibi versions of the already cute Gwen and the tamable boar. Gwen-chan was eventually included in the game as a miniature, tonic, and AprilFools joke transformation.


* Almost the entire point of the ''PuzzleFighter'' games.
* A special move (unique for each character) lets you turn your fighter into one of these in ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown 2''.
** It returns in ''Samurai Shodown 6''.

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* A special move (unique for each character) lets you turn your fighter into one of these in ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown 2''.
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2''. It returns in ''Samurai Shodown 6''.


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* In ''VideoGame/ArcStyleBaseball3D'', all players have a big head without a nose and a small body. Proportions are exaggerated for distinction purposes and vary depending on whether a character is a normal male, a Macho, a Tall one, a Small one or a girl (which will have a thinner waist, wider thighs and a notable bust). CharacterCustomization lets you choose one of these 5 body builds, all of which are chibi in their own way.


* "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Mw1ARQc7vw Bratz Dolls May Give Young Girls Unrealistic Expectations Of Head Size]]" on ''TheOnion'' explores the [[FridgeLogic ramifications]] of even the mild form (4 heads) seen in Franchise/{{Bratz}} dolls.

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* "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Mw1ARQc7vw Bratz Dolls May Give Young Girls Unrealistic Expectations Of Head Size]]" on ''TheOnion'' ''Website/TheOnion'' explores the [[FridgeLogic ramifications]] of even the mild form (4 heads) seen in Franchise/{{Bratz}} dolls.


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威嚇射撃が可能になる。[[quoteright:225:[[Manga/HidamariSketch http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/cit_Hidamari_Sketch_x2009-08_-_I_LOVE_DRIED_SCALLOPS_OM_NOM_NOM_flipped.png]]]]

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** Morgana from ''VideoGame/Persona5'' is a talking cat who while in the world of the Palace takes on a cartoony appearance, possessing a head bigger then his body along with goofy animations and facial expressions, and overall looks rather out of place amid the generally dark, gritty atmosphere of the world around him.

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** * Morgana from ''VideoGame/Persona5'' ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' is a talking cat who while in the world of the Palace takes on a cartoony appearance, possessing a head bigger then his body along with goofy animations and facial expressions, and overall looks rather out of place amid the generally dark, gritty atmosphere of the world around him.


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-->-- '''Creator/PeterCullen''' promo for ''[[TropeNamer SD]] [[Anime/SDGundamForce Gundam Force]]''

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* [[http://www.funko.com Funko's]] collection of ''Pop! Vinyl'' dolls, which chibi-fies practically anything in pop culture.


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* ''WebAnimation/NeuroticallyYours'' has had "chibi-sodes" since the start of the 2011 reboot of the series. Currently, only subverted with Germaine's grandfather.


* ''{{Drowtales}}'' concludes every chapter with one or more chibi pages which parody the chapter's events.

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* ''{{Drowtales}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'' concludes every chapter with one or more chibi pages which parody the chapter's events.


* The author of the ''[[Literature/TheIronKing Iron Fey]]'' series, Julie Kagawa, published a couple of chibis ([[WordOfGod she admitted to being an anime and manga fan]]) of the main characters in the official website and recently some of them in the novella copilation "Iron Legends".

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* The author of the ''[[Literature/TheIronKing Iron Fey]]'' series, Julie Kagawa, published a couple of chibis ([[WordOfGod she admitted to being an anime and manga fan]]) of the main characters in the official website and recently some of them in the novella copilation compilation "Iron Legends".


* Inverted in the Precious Girls Club books. PreciousMoments drawings, figurines, animated specials, etc. ordinarily use SD proportions, roughly 2.6 heads tall, for child characters. To appeal to young girls, the Precious Girls Club brand extension [[http://www.preciousmoments.com/talk/blog/blogpost.cfm?threadid=48&catid=60 intentionally went with less-deformed proportions]] while keeping the distinctive eye shape.

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* %%* Inverted in the Precious Girls Club books. PreciousMoments drawings, figurines, animated specials, etc. ordinarily use SD proportions, roughly 2.6 heads tall, for child characters. To appeal to young girls, the Precious Girls Club brand extension [[http://www.preciousmoments.com/talk/blog/blogpost.cfm?threadid=48&catid=60 intentionally went with less-deformed proportions]] while keeping the distinctive eye shape.


* One of the new characters in ''Comicbook/AstroCity'' after the Vertigo relaunch is [[http://thecomixverse.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/astrocity1_04.jpg American Chibi.]]

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* One of the new characters in ''Comicbook/AstroCity'' after the Vertigo relaunch is [[http://thecomixverse.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/astrocity1_04.jpg [[http://www.herocopia.com/American_Chibi American Chibi.]]

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* In ''Webcomic/ScalieSchoolie'', this is a side effect of the [[http://shenanimation.tumblr.com/post/131541758806/page-45-updates-mondaywednesday-click-here-to Funko Pox]].
-->'''Ada:''' You're... proportioned incorrectly, but in a way that's still aesthetically pleasing!


* Practically a {{signature style}} of Wrestling/{{SHIMMER}}[=\=]SHINE. Some more humorous examples include the Canadian Ninjas and Jessicka Havok.[[/folder]]

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Havok.
* Alex Koslov, the Russian Hooligan. [[http://www.prowrestlingtees.com/wrestler-t-shirts/alex-koslov/shibakuzo.html SHIBAKUZO!]][[/folder]]


An artistic style in anime that is generally considered both "[[{{Kawaisa}} cutesy]]" and humorous, in which a character is rendered in a shorter, blobby and rounder form, somewhat resembling a caricature of themselves as a tiny yet plump toddler.

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An artistic style in anime that is generally considered both "[[{{Kawaisa}} cutesy]]" and humorous, in which a character is rendered in a shorter, blobby and rounder form, somewhat resembling a caricature of themselves as a tiny yet plump toddler.



Also known as "chibi" (Japanese for "small") in some circles, although not just confined to anime -- it's a very common form of FanArt. Name any popular character, chibi exists of them. In fact, it's almost as common as RuleThirtyFour.

In older video games with small characters compared to screen, Super-Deformed style was used mainly due to graphical limitations so a head size wouldn't be just a single pixel. In newer games, characters in cutscenes or character portraits will still depict them in more realistic proportions (for an example, in ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' and ''VideoGame/CaveStory''). See GraphicsInducedSuperDeformed for that.

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Also known as "chibi" (Japanese for "small") in some circles, although it's not just confined to anime -- it's a very common form of FanArt. Name any popular character, chibi art exists of them. In fact, it's almost as common as RuleThirtyFour.

In older video games with small characters compared to the screen, Super-Deformed style was used mainly due to get around graphical limitations so a head size wouldn't be just a single pixel. In Some newer games, use a version of this where characters appear super deformed on the TheOverworld or when the camera is far away but in cutscenes or cutscenes, character portraits portraits, and battles they will still depict them in be depicted with more realistic proportions (for an example, in ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' and ''VideoGame/CaveStory''). See GraphicsInducedSuperDeformed for that.


-->-- '''Creator/PeterCullen''' promo for ''Anime/SDGundamForce''

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-->-- '''Creator/PeterCullen''' promo for ''Anime/SDGundamForce''
''[[TropeNamer SD]] [[Anime/SDGundamForce Gundam Force]]''


** While the ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'' and ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyCrystalChronicles'' spinoffs have so far kept this style, ''TheCrystalBearers'' uses a more realistic style.

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** While the ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'' and ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyCrystalChronicles'' spinoffs have so far kept this style, ''TheCrystalBearers'' ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyCrystalChroniclesTheCrystalBearers'' uses a more realistic style.


** While the ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'' and ''CrystalChronicles'' spinoffs have so far kept this style, ''TheCrystalBearers'' uses a more realistic style.

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** While the ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'' and ''CrystalChronicles'' ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyCrystalChronicles'' spinoffs have so far kept this style, ''TheCrystalBearers'' uses a more realistic style.



** ''Theatrhythm Final Fantasy'' has all of the characters in smaller, cuter versions of their original designs.

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** ''Theatrhythm Final Fantasy'' ''VideoGame/TheatrhythmFinalFantasy'' has all of the characters in smaller, cuter versions of their original designs.


* The only time this is used in ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' is when [[AscendedFangirl Ruby]] [[TheCutie Rose]] had just arrived at Beacon Academy, and was observing the other students' weapons. Ruby is a ''big fan'' of weapons.
** And then, there is the spinoff series ''WebAnimation/RWBYChibi''.

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* The only time this is used in ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' is when [[AscendedFangirl Ruby]] [[TheCutie Rose]] had just arrived at Beacon Academy, and was observing the other students' weapons. Ruby is a ''big fan'' of weapons.
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weapons. And then, there is the spinoff series ''WebAnimation/RWBYChibi''.


** And then, there is the spinoff series ''RWBY Chibi''.

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** And then, there is the spinoff series ''RWBY Chibi''.''WebAnimation/RWBYChibi''.


* Used ''heavily'' in ''Anime/KareKano''. The female lead spends at least half her time onscreen in this form.

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* Used ''heavily'' in ''Anime/KareKano''.''Manga/KareKano''. The female lead spends at least half her time onscreen in this form.

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* ''Webcomic/M9Girls'': Artist Kanela used chibi panels for comedic effect.

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** And then, there is the spinoff series ''RWBY Chibi''.

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* The designs of ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' are a parody of super-deformed, with eyes taking up 80% of their heads, [[TheNoseless no noses]], and limbs that look like blobs with no joints [[FingerlessHands or fingers]].


* Occasionally in ''Webcomic/{{Blitzcrafter}}'', the comic will cut to a stylized image of the scene, featuring all characters as super deformed [[RaymanianLimbs Rayman-esque]] sprites. This appears to be a nod to games where the spritework is in this style, while the cutscenes feature much better graphics.

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* Occasionally in ''Webcomic/{{Blitzcrafter}}'', the comic will cut to a stylized image of the scene, featuring all characters as super deformed [[RaymanianLimbs [[FloatingLimbs Rayman-esque]] sprites. This appears to be a nod to games where the spritework is in this style, while the cutscenes feature much better graphics.


* ''RozenMaiden'' contrasts its characters' elegant designs with ventures into Super-Deformed states.

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* ''RozenMaiden'' ''Manga/RozenMaiden'' contrasts its characters' elegant designs with ventures into Super-Deformed states.


* At least a quarter of ''DragonHalf'' is spent with various characters -- up to and including the story's BigBad -- Super-Deformed.

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* At least a quarter of ''DragonHalf'' ''Manga/DragonHalf'' is spent with various characters -- up to and including the story's BigBad -- Super-Deformed.


* Some of the episodes of ''VisualNovel/KimiGaNozomuEien'' had short comedy sketches after the closing credits starring chibi versions of "Ayu-Ayu" and "Mayu-Mayu", an interesting contrast to the generally serious nature of the anime itself.

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* Some of the episodes of ''VisualNovel/KimiGaNozomuEien'' ''VisualNovel/RumblingHearts'' had short comedy sketches after the closing credits starring chibi versions of "Ayu-Ayu" and "Mayu-Mayu", an interesting contrast to the generally serious nature of the anime itself.

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* [[http://img1.joyreactor.cc/pics/post/full/Anime-Kiseiju-Parasyte-паразит-1656831.jpeg This]] little piece of FanArt.

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* The Wiki/SCPFoundation has the ([[BizarroEpisode non-canonical]]) device [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-5555-j SCP-5555-J - The Chibinator,]] created by Dr L██████. The machine targets a humanoid and conjures a Super-Deformed duplicate of them. This example seems to be an AffectionateParody of the trope, since the Mini versions (as they are called) are [[ADarkerMe much more hyperactive, more mischievous, and more violent.]] And since the Foundation is stock full of [[BunnyEarsLawyer Bunny-Ears Lawyers,]] the testing results have been [[GoneHorriblyWrong rather explosive, sometimes literally.]] Later, it’s revealed that the machine transports the Super-Deformed people from an entire Super-Deformed AlternateUniverse.
--> '''[[AmbiguouslyEvil Dr. Alto Clef:]]''' So you want to be my assistant?
--> '''Mini-Clef:''' KILL… kill kill kill.
--> '''Clef:''' Very good. Well, aside from being a miniature clone of me, what are your credentials?
--> '''Mini-Clef:''' MAIM! MURDER! SLAY! DESTROY!
--> '''Clef:''' [[DissonantSerenity I see. Well, I'm very impressed. You can start on Monday.]]
--> '''Mini-Clef:''' DEATH TO THE INFIDELS!


* [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2009}} Stephanie Brown]] narrates the history of the Batfamily to [[Superfriends Wendy]], complete with a chibi Darkseid.

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* [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2009}} Stephanie Brown]] narrates the history of the Batfamily to [[Superfriends [[WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}} Wendy]], complete with a chibi Darkseid.


* Though it comes and goes with humorous scenes in ''TheWeathermanIsMyLover'', the producer is notable for never appearing as anything but Super-Deformed, even when the rest of the characters are in their normal state.

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* Though it comes and goes with humorous scenes in ''TheWeathermanIsMyLover'', ''Manga/TheWeathermanIsMyLover'', the producer is notable for never appearing as anything but Super-Deformed, even when the rest of the characters are in their normal state.

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* Occasionally in ''Webcomic/{{Blitzcrafter}}'', the comic will cut to a stylized image of the scene, featuring all characters as super deformed [[RaymanianLimbs Rayman-esque]] sprites. This appears to be a nod to games where the spritework is in this style, while the cutscenes feature much better graphics.


* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IGPZflaBdM The framing device]] of the ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' [[TheAnimeOfTheGame mini-scenario]] from the ''TriangleHeart3SweetSongsForever'' fanbox used chibi versions of Nanoha and the kitsune Kuon.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IGPZflaBdM The framing device]] of the ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' [[TheAnimeOfTheGame mini-scenario]] from the ''TriangleHeart3SweetSongsForever'' ''VisualNovel/TriangleHeart3SweetSongsForever'' fanbox used chibi versions of Nanoha and the kitsune Kuon.


* The makers of ''VideoGame/{{Valis}} II'' put out for the SegaGenesis a joke version of the game, ''Valis SD'' (or ''Syd of Valis''), with the heroine of the series, Yuko Ahko, drawn in SD/chibi form.

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* The makers of ''VideoGame/{{Valis}} II'' put out for the SegaGenesis UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis a joke version of the game, ''Valis SD'' (or ''Syd of Valis''), with the heroine of the series, Yuko Ahko, drawn in SD/chibi form.


* Bandai has created toyline history by doing this with ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam''. Even without tie-in anime like ''SDGundamForce'' or ''Toys/BBSenshiSangokuden Brave Battle Warriors'', the SD Gundam line has spawned ''over three hundred'' model kits and countless other forms of merchandise.

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* Bandai has created toyline history by doing this with ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam''. Even without tie-in anime like ''SDGundamForce'' ''Anime/SDGundamForce'' or ''Toys/BBSenshiSangokuden Brave Battle Warriors'', the SD Gundam line has spawned ''over three hundred'' model kits and countless other forms of merchandise.


* In ''Literature/TanteiTeamJZJikenNote'', characters are styled like this when portrayed in HexagonalSpeechBalloon.

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* In ''Literature/TanteiTeamJZJikenNote'', ''Literature/TanteiTeamKZJikenNote'', characters are styled like this when portrayed in HexagonalSpeechBalloon.

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* Every so often, the characters in ''ScottPilgrim'' are rendered like this.

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* Every so often, the characters in ''ScottPilgrim'' ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim'' are rendered like this.


* A special move (unique for each character) lets you turn your fighter into one of these in ''SamuraiShodown 2''.

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* A special move (unique for each character) lets you turn your fighter into one of these in ''SamuraiShodown ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown 2''.


* ''SuperDodgeBall'', ''RiverCityRansom'' and most other KunioKun games. The few exceptions include the very first game, ''Renegade''.

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* ''SuperDodgeBall'', ''RiverCityRansom'' ''VideoGame/RiverCityRansom'' and most other KunioKun games. The few exceptions include the very first game, ''Renegade''.


* Very frequently appears in the ''PrettySammy'' series.

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* Very frequently appears in the ''PrettySammy'' ''Anime/PrettySammy'' series.


* ''Webcomic/{{Consolers}}'' occasionally has its characters drawn as simplified dot-eyed, fingerless chibis for comedy.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Consolers}}'' occasionally has its characters drawn as simplified dot-eyed, dot-eyed (or OpaqueLenses for characters with glasses), noseless, fingerless chibis for comedy.


* ''Webcomic/{{Consolers}}'' occasionally has its characters drawn as simplified chibis for comedy.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BubbleGuppie'' is all chibi all the time just like Handy Manny and Super Why.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BubbleGuppie'' ''WesternAnimation/BubbleGuppies'' is all chibi all the time just like Handy Manny and Super Why.

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* In ''TheWallflower'' when Sunako is in one of her darker moods (i.e., almost all the time) she is shown in Super-Deformed style. She only looks normal when she is kicking ass in one form or another. She later gains a "hybrid" form, that is sort of "elegant chibi".

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* In ''TheWallflower'' ''Manga/TheWallflower'' when Sunako is in one of her darker moods (i.e., almost all the time) she is shown in Super-Deformed style. She only looks normal when she is kicking ass in one form or another. She later gains a "hybrid" form, that is sort of "elegant chibi".


* The author of the ''[[TheIronKing Iron Fey]]'' series, Julie Kagawa, published a couple of chibis ([[WordOfGod she admitted to being an anime and manga fan]]) of the main characters in the official website and recently some of them in the novella copilation "Iron Legends".

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* The author of the ''[[TheIronKing ''[[Literature/TheIronKing Iron Fey]]'' series, Julie Kagawa, published a couple of chibis ([[WordOfGod she admitted to being an anime and manga fan]]) of the main characters in the official website and recently some of them in the novella copilation "Iron Legends".


* The trainee angels and demons in ''{{Wish}}'' have chibi forms; Angels being full-size during the day and chibi in the night, and vice versa for the demons.

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* The trainee angels and demons in ''{{Wish}}'' ''Manga/{{Wish}}'' have chibi forms; Angels being full-size during the day and chibi in the night, and vice versa for the demons.


* At least a quarter of ''DragonHalf'' is spent with various characters -- up to and including the story's BigBad -- Super-Deformed.
* ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'', naturally, plays this to total exhaustion.
* The magic knights of ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'' punctuate their rather serious situation with occasional brief forays into Super-Deformed comedy, especially in the anime.



* Similarly, the trainee angels and demons in ''{{Wish}}'' have chibi forms; Angels being full-size during the day and chibi in the night, and vice versa for the demons.
* ''RozenMaiden'' contrasts its characters' elegant designs with ventures into Super-Deformed states.
* In ''TheWallflower'' when Sunako is in one of her darker moods (i.e., almost all the time) she is shown in Super-Deformed style. She only looks normal when she is kicking ass in one form or another. She later gains a "hybrid" form, that is sort of "elegant chibi".
* Displayed and somewhat subverted in ''FushigiYuugi''. For most of the characters, it's simply an artistic style; for the shape-shifting Chichiri, comments by other characters imply he actually takes on that appearance, or at least the height.
* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' characters (particularly Usagi) often lapse into chibi style. This is played straight in the manga, typical 90's chibis appear often in most comedic scenes. The 90's anime is a subversion, although some instances of chibi proportions appear, most of the time is just [[WildTake their faces that get deformed]]. They tend to go more often on full chibi state in promotional materials (Such as toys, stikers and the like) for both anime and manga, very noticeable in the R season eyecatches and the manga's [[{{Yonkoma}} yonkomas]]. Averted, however, in ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal''.
* Happens occasionally in ''Manga/LoveHina''.
* ''SchoolRumble'', too, uses this with some frequency.
* Some of the episodes of ''KimiGaNozomuEien'' had short comedy sketches after the closing credits starring chibi versions of "Ayu-Ayu" and "Mayu-Mayu", an interesting contrast to the generally serious nature of the anime itself.
* The characters of ''Manga/HighSchoolKimengumi'' spend almost half of their time in chibi form.
* Surprisingly prevalent in ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}''. ''SD Gundam'' is a sub-franchise in and of itself with model kits, shows, and games. Some stories (like the comedy shorts and ''Toys/BBSenshiSangokuden'') have the super-deformed mecha as characters who talk and interact with super-deformed human characters, while in others (like the ''VideoGame/SDGundamGGeneration'' games) the mecha are still piloted weapons as normal. Interestingly, the design of the super-deformed MS has evolved over time: in earlier works they had proportions like regular SD characters, while later works like ''Anime/SDGundamForce'' and ''VideoGame/MSSagaANewDawn'' use a less exaggerated version where the head and torso are large but the limbs are still detailed and jointed, making them more reasonable.
** ''Anime/GundamBuildFighters'' and its sequel ''Anime/GundamBuildFightersTry'' finally have both SuperDeformed and regular sized mobile suits together. Justified in the shows are about people using Gundam model kits (Gunpla) to battle it out via some AppliedPhlebotinum.
* ''Literature/FromTheNewWorld'' has an online show that defines characters and terms hosted by super-deformed versions of Saki and Squealer. Check it out [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=RhdP0acmm-k here]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=TQ_Am7Tl2RU here.]]
* ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'' occasionally has entire episodes devoted to showing the adventures of the super-deformed main characters in alternate universes. When the first of these gag episodes was shown just before a much-anticipated showdown, it cemented the show's reputation as one of the most bi-polar creations in all of anime.
* Ginji of ''GetBackers'' sometimes becomes super-deformed for extended periods of time, even when the rest of the characters are drawn normally. Other characters even comment on it in the manga.
* The ''TokyoMewMew'' manga includes a few side stories called ''Petite Mew Mew'', set in a fantasy land and involving kid/chibi versions of the major characters playing in a kindergarten.
* Used ''heavily'' in ''KareKano''. The female lead spends at least half her time onscreen in this form.
* Very frequently appears in the ''PrettySammy'' series.
* ''BambooBlade'' uses this in its PostEpisodeTrailer, though usage of it within episodes isn't uncommon.
* ''VisualNovel/FinalApproach'' switches to super-deformed on a regular basis.

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* Similarly, the trainee angels and demons Hikari's SD mode in ''{{Wish}}'' have chibi forms; Angels being full-size during the day and chibi in the night, and vice versa for the demons.
* ''RozenMaiden'' contrasts its characters' elegant designs with ventures into Super-Deformed states.
* In ''TheWallflower'' when Sunako is in one of her darker moods (i.e., almost all the time) she is shown in Super-Deformed style. She only looks normal when she is kicking ass in one form or another. She later gains a "hybrid" form, that is sort of "elegant chibi".
* Displayed and somewhat subverted in ''FushigiYuugi''. For most of the characters,
''Manga/{{Amanchu}}'' arguably tends to be rather jarring, especially since it's simply an artistic style; for the shape-shifting Chichiri, comments by other characters imply he actually takes on that appearance, or at least the height.
* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' characters (particularly Usagi) often lapse into chibi style. This is played straight
used a ''lot'', even in the manga, typical 90's chibis appear often in most comedic scenes. The 90's anime is a subversion, although some instances of chibi proportions appear, most of the time is just [[WildTake their faces that get deformed]]. They tend to go more often on full chibi state in promotional materials (Such as toys, stikers and the like) for both anime and manga, very noticeable in the R season eyecatches and the manga's [[{{Yonkoma}} yonkomas]]. Averted, however, in ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal''.
* Happens occasionally in ''Manga/LoveHina''.
* ''SchoolRumble'', too, uses this with some frequency.
* Some of the episodes of ''KimiGaNozomuEien'' had short comedy sketches after the closing credits starring chibi versions of "Ayu-Ayu" and "Mayu-Mayu", an interesting contrast to the generally serious nature of the anime itself.
* The characters of ''Manga/HighSchoolKimengumi'' spend almost half of their time in chibi form.
* Surprisingly prevalent in ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}''. ''SD Gundam'' is a sub-franchise in and of itself with model kits, shows, and games. Some stories (like the comedy shorts and ''Toys/BBSenshiSangokuden'') have the super-deformed mecha as characters who talk and interact with super-deformed human characters, while in others (like the ''VideoGame/SDGundamGGeneration'' games) the mecha are still piloted weapons as normal. Interestingly, the design of the super-deformed MS has evolved over time: in earlier works they had proportions like regular SD characters, while later works like ''Anime/SDGundamForce'' and ''VideoGame/MSSagaANewDawn'' use a less exaggerated version
situations where the head and torso are large but the limbs are still detailed and jointed, making them more reasonable.
** ''Anime/GundamBuildFighters'' and its sequel ''Anime/GundamBuildFightersTry'' finally
one normally wouldn't do that. My gosh, does Amano have both SuperDeformed and regular sized mobile suits together. Justified in the shows are about people using Gundam model kits (Gunpla) to battle it out via some AppliedPhlebotinum.
* ''Literature/FromTheNewWorld'' has an online show that defines characters and terms hosted by super-deformed versions of Saki and Squealer. Check it out [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=RhdP0acmm-k here]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=TQ_Am7Tl2RU here.]]
* ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'' occasionally has entire episodes devoted to showing the adventures of the super-deformed main characters in alternate universes. When the first of these gag episodes was shown just before a much-anticipated showdown, it cemented the show's reputation as one of the most bi-polar creations in all of anime.
* Ginji of ''GetBackers'' sometimes becomes super-deformed for extended periods of time, even when the rest of the characters are drawn normally. Other characters even comment on it in the manga.
* The ''TokyoMewMew'' manga includes a few side stories called ''Petite Mew Mew'', set in a fantasy land and involving kid/chibi versions of the major characters playing in a kindergarten.
* Used ''heavily'' in ''KareKano''. The female lead spends at least half
make her time onscreen in this form.
* Very frequently appears in the ''PrettySammy'' series.
* ''BambooBlade'' uses this in its PostEpisodeTrailer, though usage of it within episodes isn't uncommon.
* ''VisualNovel/FinalApproach'' switches to super-deformed on a regular basis.
eyes so creepy?



* ''Manga/HidamariSketch'' (pictured above), where the girls become Super-Deformed at the slightest provocation, adding immensely to their [[{{Moe}} cuteness factor]]. There is even a FanNickname for its kind of Superdeformation: ''wideface''. Or [[MemeticMutation Nutbladder]] face.
* The [=DVDs=] of ''LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru'' contain parody {{omake}} episodes in which all the characters appear in Super-Deformed mode.
* ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'' does this quite frequently for a laugh. One notable instance in ''Slayers Next'' has Lina casting a Dragon Slave to save Seillune and Amelia asking Shabranigdu to make it work; Gourry and Zelgadis are quick to berate her in Super-Deformed style ("You're a shrine maiden! Don't pray to Dark Lords!").
* ''TransformersVictory'' uses chibi versions of the characters on its title cards and {{eyecatch}}es.
* Though its maintenance mode may suggest otherwise, Kemeko from ''Manga/KemekoDeluxe'' is surprisingly stumpy for a [[PoweredArmor human-piloted machine]].
* Even ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hKxd8B4RS8 this]], including the Rei clones and a Deformed version of Unit 01.
* Chopper in ''Manga/OnePiece'' gradually turned into a chibi version of his original design as a result of ArtEvolution, making him even more of a RidiculouslyCuteCritter. However, the only time it really fits is in his Chopperman persona. [[CutenessProximity KYUUUN SPAAARK~!]]
** Luffy's HeroicRROD after using Gear 3rd has him temporarily turning into a chibified version of himself.

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* ''Manga/HidamariSketch'' (pictured above), where ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'': The "Special Episodes" feature the girls become Super-Deformed at the slightest provocation, adding immensely to their [[{{Moe}} cuteness factor]]. There is even a FanNickname for its kind of Superdeformation: ''wideface''. Or [[MemeticMutation Nutbladder]] face.
* The [=DVDs=] of ''LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru'' contain parody {{omake}} episodes in which all the
recruit squad as chibi characters appear in Super-Deformed mode.
a comical portrayal of their years of recruitment as "a bit like a school". Subject to a load of Flanderization and LampshadeHanging, they play up romance arcs [[PlayedForLaughs for laughs]], and [[BlackComedy invariably end with the Colossal Titan showing up and eating the protagonists]]. Ironically, the chibi!Colossal Titan has proportions that are closer to a human's than in the series.
* ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'' does Occurs often in ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'', usually in funny moments like drunk England.
* ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'', naturally, plays
this quite frequently for a laugh. One notable instance in ''Slayers Next'' has Lina casting a Dragon Slave to save Seillune and Amelia asking Shabranigdu to make it work; Gourry and Zelgadis are quick to berate her in Super-Deformed style ("You're a shrine maiden! Don't pray to Dark Lords!").
total exhaustion.
* ''TransformersVictory'' ''Manga/BambooBlade'' uses chibi versions this in its PostEpisodeTrailer, though usage of it within episodes isn't uncommon.
* ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'''s Puck. In the latter part
of the characters on its title cards and {{eyecatch}}es.
manga, he's relegated to so much comic relief that he's most always playing this trope.
* Though its maintenance mode may suggest otherwise, Kemeko from ''Manga/KemekoDeluxe'' is surprisingly stumpy Happens sometimes in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', for a [[PoweredArmor human-piloted machine]].
example in anime episode #24 when Orihime was trying to deny that she was hungry.
* Even ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hKxd8B4RS8 this]], including This is the Rei clones and a Deformed version default art style of Unit 01.
* Chopper in ''Manga/OnePiece'' gradually turned into a chibi version of his original design as a result of ArtEvolution, making him even more of a RidiculouslyCuteCritter. However, the only time it really fits is in his Chopperman persona. [[CutenessProximity KYUUUN SPAAARK~!]]
** Luffy's HeroicRROD after using Gear 3rd has him temporarily turning into a chibified version of himself.
''Manga/DamekkoDoubutsu''.



* At least a quarter of ''DragonHalf'' is spent with various characters -- up to and including the story's BigBad -- Super-Deformed.
* ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'' had a joke-strip about this with cell phones. Monta asks whether cell phones should be equally proportioned to their head for actual talking, at the cost of a huge and inconvenient size, or if they should be small like in real life, meaning you can't both listen and talk over the phone. Monta and Sena decided it's best just to stay normal.
* ''Manga/FairyTail'': Pops up every now and then, especially in the endings.
* ''VisualNovel/FinalApproach'' switches to super-deformed on a regular basis.
* ''Literature/FromTheNewWorld'' has an online show that defines characters and terms hosted by super-deformed versions of Saki and Squealer. Check it out [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=RhdP0acmm-k here]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=TQ_Am7Tl2RU here.]]
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' likes using this to lighten up an otherwise depressing series. Though in [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist the 2003 anime version]], it drops this halfway through (with the exception of the Chibi Wrap Party OVA). This trope gives Armor!Al a chance to be absolutely [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/super_deformed_4709.png adorable]].
* Displayed and somewhat subverted in ''Manga/FushigiYuugi''. For most of the characters, it's simply an artistic style; for the shape-shifting Chichiri, comments by other characters imply he actually takes on that appearance, or at least the height.
* Ginji of ''Manga/GetBackers'' sometimes becomes super-deformed for extended periods of time, even when the rest of the characters are drawn normally. Other characters even comment on it in the manga.



* ''KoihimeMusou'' makes extensive use of this.

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* ''KoihimeMusou'' makes extensive Surprisingly prevalent in ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}''. ''SD Gundam'' is a sub-franchise in and of itself with model kits, shows, and games. Some stories (like the comedy shorts and ''Toys/BBSenshiSangokuden'') have the super-deformed mecha as characters who talk and interact with super-deformed human characters, while in others (like the ''VideoGame/SDGundamGGeneration'' games) the mecha are still piloted weapons as normal. Interestingly, the design of the super-deformed MS has evolved over time: in earlier works they had proportions like regular SD characters, while later works like ''Anime/SDGundamForce'' and ''VideoGame/MSSagaANewDawn'' use of this.a less exaggerated version where the head and torso are large but the limbs are still detailed and jointed, making them more reasonable.
** ''Anime/GundamBuildFighters'' and its sequel ''Anime/GundamBuildFightersTry'' finally have both SuperDeformed and regular sized mobile suits together. Justified in the shows are about people using Gundam model kits (Gunpla) to battle it out via some AppliedPhlebotinum.



* Hikari's SD mode in ''{{Amanchu}}'' arguably tends to be rather jarring, especially since it's used a ''lot'', even in situations where one normally wouldn't do that. My gosh, does Amano have to make her eyes so creepy?
* ''YoakeMaeYoriRuriiroNa: Crescent Love'' uses this quite a bit.



* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' uses this sparingly (usually in {{Exposition Diagram}}s), although Misora does it in her drawings. While it doesn't use it often in the traditional sense, it makes up for it with Chibi-Setsuna, a shikigami that Setsuna uses to remotely contact people. When Chibi-Setsuna disappears, Chibi-Sayo (a Super-Deformed voodoo doll that [[CuteGhostGirl Sayo]] possesses) pops up.
* ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'' had a joke-strip about this with cell phones. Monta asks whether cell phones should be equally proportioned to their head for actual talking, at the cost of a huge and inconvenient size, or if they should be small like in real life, meaning you can't both listen and talk over the phone. Monta and Sena decided it's best just to stay normal.
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' likes using this to lighten up an otherwise depressing series. Though in [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist the 2003 anime version]], it drops this halfway through (with the exception of the Chibi Wrap Party OVA). This trope gives Armor!Al a chance to be absolutely [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/super_deformed_4709.png adorable]].
* Happens sometimes in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', for example in anime episode #24 when Orihime was trying to deny that she was hungry.
* Happens a lot in ''VisualNovel/OtomeWaBokuNiKoishiteru''. Sometimes they stay in chibi-mode for a moment when in the "real world", then immediately transform back to normal.
* After its first season, the ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' series has {{Eye Catch}}es with the characters in Chibi form.
* Happens quite often when Keima is explaining something to Elsea in ''Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows''.



* Though it comes and goes with humorous scenes in ''TheWeathermanIsMyLover'', the producer is notable for never appearing as anything but Super-Deformed, even when the rest of the characters are in their normal state.
* Similar to ''Hidamari Sketch'' above, in ''Manga/{{Sketchbook}}'' the characters become chibified all the time. Especially Sora, who possibly spends more than half of her panel appearances Super-Deformed.
* ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'''s Puck. In the latter part of the manga, he's relegated to so much comic relief that he's most always playing this trope.

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* Though it comes and goes with humorous scenes in ''TheWeathermanIsMyLover'', ''Manga/HidamariSketch'' (pictured above), where the producer girls become Super-Deformed at the slightest provocation, adding immensely to their [[{{Moe}} cuteness factor]]. There is notable for never appearing as anything but Super-Deformed, even when the rest a FanNickname for its kind of the Superdeformation: ''wideface''. Or [[MemeticMutation Nutbladder]] face.
* The
characters are in their normal state.
* Similar to ''Hidamari Sketch'' above, in ''Manga/{{Sketchbook}}'' the characters become chibified all the time. Especially Sora, who possibly spends more than
of ''Manga/HighSchoolKimengumi'' spend almost half of her panel appearances Super-Deformed.
their time in chibi form.
* ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'''s Puck. In the latter part The title character of the manga, he's relegated to so much comic relief that he's most always playing ''[[Manga/HimoutoUmaruChan Himouto! Umaru-chan]]'' changes into this trope.form every time she steps into her house.
* Used ''heavily'' in ''Anime/KareKano''. The female lead spends at least half her time onscreen in this form.
* Though its maintenance mode may suggest otherwise, Kemeko from ''Manga/KemekoDeluxe'' is surprisingly stumpy for a [[PoweredArmor human-piloted machine]].



* Some of the episodes of ''VisualNovel/KimiGaNozomuEien'' had short comedy sketches after the closing credits starring chibi versions of "Ayu-Ayu" and "Mayu-Mayu", an interesting contrast to the generally serious nature of the anime itself.
* ''VisualNovel/KoihimeMusou'' makes extensive use of this.
* In the ''Manga/KoufukuGraffiti'' anime's next episode previews the cast is drawn in this style.
* Happens occasionally in ''Manga/LoveHina''.
* The magic knights of ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'' punctuate their rather serious situation with occasional brief forays into Super-Deformed comedy, especially in the anime.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' uses this sparingly (usually in {{Exposition Diagram}}s), although Misora does it in her drawings. While it doesn't use it often in the traditional sense, it makes up for it with Chibi-Setsuna, a shikigami that Setsuna uses to remotely contact people. When Chibi-Setsuna disappears, Chibi-Sayo (a Super-Deformed voodoo doll that [[CuteGhostGirl Sayo]] possesses) pops up.



* The [=DVDs=] of ''LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru'' contain parody {{omake}} episodes in which all the characters appear in Super-Deformed mode.
* Chopper in ''Manga/OnePiece'' gradually turned into a chibi version of his original design as a result of ArtEvolution, making him even more of a RidiculouslyCuteCritter. However, the only time it really fits is in his Chopperman persona. [[CutenessProximity KYUUUN SPAAARK~!]]
** Luffy's HeroicRROD after using Gear 3rd has him temporarily turning into a chibified version of himself.
* Happens a lot in ''VisualNovel/OtomeWaBokuNiKoishiteru''. Sometimes they stay in chibi-mode for a moment when in the "real world", then immediately transform back to normal.
* Very frequently appears in the ''PrettySammy'' series.
* ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'' occasionally has entire episodes devoted to showing the adventures of the super-deformed main characters in alternate universes. When the first of these gag episodes was shown just before a much-anticipated showdown, it cemented the show's reputation as one of the most bi-polar creations in all of anime.
* After its first season, the ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' series has {{Eye Catch}}es with the characters in Chibi form.
* The characters in the ending sequence for ''Manga/ReKan'' are drawn this way.



* Often used in ''Manga/SketDance'', combined with ExpositionDiagram, when recapitulating the previous chapters of a StoryArc.

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* Often used in ''Manga/SketDance'', combined ''RozenMaiden'' contrasts its characters' elegant designs with ExpositionDiagram, when recapitulating ventures into Super-Deformed states.
* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' characters (particularly Usagi) often lapse into chibi style. This is played straight in
the previous chapters manga, typical 90's chibis appear often in most comedic scenes. The 90's anime is a subversion, although some instances of a StoryArc.chibi proportions appear, most of the time is just [[WildTake their faces that get deformed]]. They tend to go more often on full chibi state in promotional materials (Such as toys, stikers and the like) for both anime and manga, very noticeable in the R season eyecatches and the manga's [[{{Yonkoma}} yonkomas]]. Averted, however, in ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal''.
* ''Manga/SakuraTrick'' depicts the characters this way during the ending and some extra segments.
* ''Manga/SchoolRumble'', too, uses this with some frequency.
* Happens frequently in ''Manga/TheSecretDevilChan'', mostly with Kogure.



* Happens frequently in ''Manga/TheSecretDevilChan'', mostly with Kogure.
* Occurs often in ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'', usually in funny moments like drunk England.
* The title character of ''[[Manga/HimoutoUmaruChan Himouto! Umaru-chan]]'' changes into this form every time she steps into her house.
* ''Manga/SakuraTrick'' depicts the characters this way during the ending and some extra segments.

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* Happens frequently Similar to ''Hidamari Sketch'' above, in ''Manga/TheSecretDevilChan'', mostly with Kogure.
* Occurs often in ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'', usually in funny moments like drunk England.
* The title character of ''[[Manga/HimoutoUmaruChan Himouto! Umaru-chan]]'' changes into this form every time she steps into her house.
* ''Manga/SakuraTrick'' depicts
''Manga/{{Sketchbook}}'' the characters become chibified all the time. Especially Sora, who possibly spends more than half of her panel appearances Super-Deformed.
* Often used in ''Manga/SketDance'', combined with ExpositionDiagram, when recapitulating the previous chapters of a StoryArc.
* ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'' does
this way during quite frequently for a laugh. One notable instance in ''Slayers Next'' has Lina casting a Dragon Slave to save Seillune and Amelia asking Shabranigdu to make it work; Gourry and Zelgadis are quick to berate her in Super-Deformed style ("You're a shrine maiden! Don't pray to Dark Lords!").
* The ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'' manga includes a few side stories called ''Petite Mew Mew'', set in a fantasy land and involving kid/chibi versions of
the ending and some extra segments. major characters playing in a kindergarten.



* This is the default art style of ''Manga/DamekkoDoubutsu''.
* In the ''Manga/KoufukuGraffiti'' anime's next episode previews the cast is drawn in this style.
* The characters in the ending sequence for ''Manga/ReKan'' are drawn this way.
* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'': The "Special Episodes" feature the recruit squad as chibi characters in a comical portrayal of their years of recruitment as "a bit like a school". Subject to a load of Flanderization and LampshadeHanging, they play up romance arcs [[PlayedForLaughs for laughs]], and [[BlackComedy invariably end with the Colossal Titan showing up and eating the protagonists]]. Ironically, the chibi!Colossal Titan has proportions that are closer to a human's than in the series.
* ''Manga/FairyTail'': Pops up every now and then, especially in the endings.

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* This is ''Anime/TransformersVictory'' uses chibi versions of the default art style of ''Manga/DamekkoDoubutsu''.
* In the ''Manga/KoufukuGraffiti'' anime's next episode previews the cast is drawn in this style.
* The
characters on its title cards and {{eyecatch}}es.
* In ''TheWallflower'' when Sunako is
in one of her darker moods (i.e., almost all the ending sequence time) she is shown in Super-Deformed style. She only looks normal when she is kicking ass in one form or another. She later gains a "hybrid" form, that is sort of "elegant chibi".
* Though it comes and goes with humorous scenes in ''TheWeathermanIsMyLover'', the producer is notable
for ''Manga/ReKan'' are drawn this way.
* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'': The "Special Episodes" feature
never appearing as anything but Super-Deformed, even when the recruit squad as chibi rest of the characters are in a comical portrayal of their years of recruitment as "a bit like a school". Subject to a load of Flanderization normal state.
* The trainee angels
and LampshadeHanging, they play up romance arcs [[PlayedForLaughs for laughs]], demons in ''{{Wish}}'' have chibi forms; Angels being full-size during the day and [[BlackComedy invariably end with the Colossal Titan showing up and eating the protagonists]]. Ironically, the chibi!Colossal Titan has proportions that are closer to a human's than chibi in the series.
* ''Manga/FairyTail'': Pops up every now
night, and then, especially in vice versa for the endings.demons.
* Happens quite often when Keima is explaining something to Elsea in ''Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows''.
* ''VideoGame/YoakeMaeYoriRuriiroNa: Crescent Love'' uses this quite a bit.



* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' has many forays into Super Deformity.
** A series of shorts called "The New Teen Titans" was nothing but super deformed gag strips, proving popular to Green Light a "WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo" series which will be even more deformed.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' has many forays into Super Deformity.
** A series of shorts called "The New Teen Titans" was nothing but super deformed gag strips, proving popular to Green Light a "WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo" series which will be even more
The Wattersons in ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldofGumball'' look somewhat deformed.



* Snarf from ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats'' and ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011'' is basically a {{Chibi}}-[[Literature/TheHobbit Smaug]] as a ShoutOut to Creator/RankinBassProductions' film adaptation of ''WesternAnimation/TheHobbit''.
* ''TheSuperHeroSquadShow,'' and even moreso the accompanying toys.

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* Snarf from ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats'' and ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011'' ''WesternAnimation/HandyManny'' is basically a {{Chibi}}-[[Literature/TheHobbit Smaug]] as a ShoutOut to Creator/RankinBassProductions' film adaptation of ''WesternAnimation/TheHobbit''.
* ''TheSuperHeroSquadShow,'' and even moreso
all chibi all the accompanying toys.time.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'''s season 1 has a whole spin-off, ''Mini-Wakfu'', using the characters as Chibi for short vignettes mirroring the plot of the episodes they follow. Super-Deformed version of the characters appears also in the series proper, in {{Flashback}}s or {{Imagine Spot}}s.



* ''WesternAnimation/HandyManny'' is all chibi all the time.

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* ''WesternAnimation/HandyManny'' is A short of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' has Pearl explaining what are Gems. The characters are all chibi all in SD.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperHeroSquadShow,'' and even moreso
the time.accompanying toys.



* The Wattersons in ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldofGumball'' look somewhat deformed.

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* The Wattersons ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' has many forays into Super Deformity.
** A series of shorts called "The New Teen Titans" was nothing but super deformed gag strips, proving popular to Green Light a "WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo" series which will be even more deformed.
* Snarf from ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats'' and ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011'' is basically a {{Chibi}}-[[Literature/TheHobbit Smaug]] as a ShoutOut to Creator/RankinBassProductions' film adaptation of ''WesternAnimation/TheHobbit''.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'''s season 1 has a whole spin-off, ''Mini-Wakfu'', using the characters as Chibi for short vignettes mirroring the plot of the episodes they follow. Super-Deformed version of the characters appears also
in ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldofGumball'' look somewhat deformed.the series proper, in {{Flashback}}s or {{Imagine Spot}}s.

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* The ''Project Mirai'' games from the ''VideoGame/HatsuneMikuProjectDiva'' series take the already cute Music/{{Vocaloid}} characters and make them even cuter by making them into this trope. The designs are based off the Nendoroid figures (see the Toys section).


* Though its maintenance mode may suggest otherwise, Kemeko from ''KemekoDeluxe'' is surprisingly stumpy for a [[PoweredArmor human-piloted machine]].

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* Though its maintenance mode may suggest otherwise, Kemeko from ''KemekoDeluxe'' ''Manga/KemekoDeluxe'' is surprisingly stumpy for a [[PoweredArmor human-piloted machine]].


* Happens a lot in OtomeWaBokuNiKoishiteru. Sometimes they stay in chibi-mode for a moment when in the "real world", then immediately transform back to normal.

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* Happens a lot in OtomeWaBokuNiKoishiteru.''VisualNovel/OtomeWaBokuNiKoishiteru''. Sometimes they stay in chibi-mode for a moment when in the "real world", then immediately transform back to normal.


* ''{{Slayers}}'' does this quite frequently for a laugh. One notable instance in ''Slayers Next'' has Lina casting a Dragon Slave to save Seillune and Amelia asking Shabranigdu to make it work; Gourry and Zelgadis are quick to berate her in Super-Deformed style ("You're a shrine maiden! Don't pray to Dark Lords!").

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* ''{{Slayers}}'' ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'' does this quite frequently for a laugh. One notable instance in ''Slayers Next'' has Lina casting a Dragon Slave to save Seillune and Amelia asking Shabranigdu to make it work; Gourry and Zelgadis are quick to berate her in Super-Deformed style ("You're a shrine maiden! Don't pray to Dark Lords!").



* Chopper in ''OnePiece'' gradually turned into a chibi version of his original design as a result of ArtEvolution, making him even more of a RidiculouslyCuteCritter. However, the only time it really fits is in his Chopperman persona. [[CutenessProximity KYUUUN SPAAARK~!]]

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* Chopper in ''OnePiece'' ''Manga/OnePiece'' gradually turned into a chibi version of his original design as a result of ArtEvolution, making him even more of a RidiculouslyCuteCritter. However, the only time it really fits is in his Chopperman persona. [[CutenessProximity KYUUUN SPAAARK~!]]



* ''MahouSenseiNegima'' uses this sparingly (usually in {{Exposition Diagram}}s), although Misora does it in her drawings. While it doesn't use it often in the traditional sense, it makes up for it with Chibi-Setsuna, a shikigami that Setsuna uses to remotely contact people. When Chibi-Setsuna disappears, Chibi-Sayo (a Super-Deformed voodoo doll that [[CuteGhostGirl Sayo]] possesses) pops up.
* ''{{Eyeshield 21}}'' had a joke-strip about this with cell phones. Monta asks whether cell phones should be equally proportioned to their head for actual talking, at the cost of a huge and inconvenient size, or if they should be small like in real life, meaning you can't both listen and talk over the phone. Monta and Sena decided it's best just to stay normal.

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* ''MahouSenseiNegima'' ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' uses this sparingly (usually in {{Exposition Diagram}}s), although Misora does it in her drawings. While it doesn't use it often in the traditional sense, it makes up for it with Chibi-Setsuna, a shikigami that Setsuna uses to remotely contact people. When Chibi-Setsuna disappears, Chibi-Sayo (a Super-Deformed voodoo doll that [[CuteGhostGirl Sayo]] possesses) pops up.
* ''{{Eyeshield ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'' had a joke-strip about this with cell phones. Monta asks whether cell phones should be equally proportioned to their head for actual talking, at the cost of a huge and inconvenient size, or if they should be small like in real life, meaning you can't both listen and talk over the phone. Monta and Sena decided it's best just to stay normal.



* After its first season, the ''RanmaOneHalf'' series has {{Eye Catch}}es with the characters in Chibi form.

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* After its first season, the ''RanmaOneHalf'' ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' series has {{Eye Catch}}es with the characters in Chibi form.



* The ''RecordOfLodossWar'' series had a bit at the end called "The Second Part", where Chibi versions of the characters ran around acting ridiculous. These skits were often a silly version of the episode you'd just watched, but often (especially in the second half of the show) The Second Part was following its own inane plotline.

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* The ''RecordOfLodossWar'' ''Roleplay/RecordOfLodossWar'' series had a bit at the end called "The Second Part", where Chibi versions of the characters ran around acting ridiculous. These skits were often a silly version of the episode you'd just watched, but often (especially in the second half of the show) The Second Part was following its own inane plotline.



* This is the default art style of DamekkoDoubutsu.

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* ''Manga/FairyTail'': Pops up every now and then, especially in the endings.

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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'': The "Special Episodes" feature the recruit squad as chibi characters in a comical portrayal of their years of recruitment as "a bit like a school". Subject to a load of Flanderization and LampshadeHanging, they play up romance arcs [[PlayedForLaughs for laughs]], and [[BlackComedy invariably end with the Colossal Titan showing up and eating the protagonists]]. Ironically, the chibi!Colossal Titan has proportions that are closer to a human's than in the series.


* Happens occasionally in ''LoveHina''.

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* Happens occasionally in ''LoveHina''.''Manga/LoveHina''.


* Surprisingly prevalent in ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}''. ''SD Gundam'' is a sub-franchise in and of itself with model kits, shows, and games. Some stories (like the comedy shorts and ''Toys/BBSenshiSangokuden'') have the super-deformed mecha as characters who talk and interact with super-deformed human characters, while in others (like the ''SDGundamGGeneration'' games) the mecha are still piloted weapons as normal. Interestingly, the design of the super-deformed MS has evolved over time: in earlier works they had proportions like regular SD characters, while later works like ''SDGundamForce'' and ''MSSaga'' use a less exaggerated version where the head and torso are large but the limbs are still detailed and jointed, making them more reasonable.

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* Surprisingly prevalent in ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}''. ''SD Gundam'' is a sub-franchise in and of itself with model kits, shows, and games. Some stories (like the comedy shorts and ''Toys/BBSenshiSangokuden'') have the super-deformed mecha as characters who talk and interact with super-deformed human characters, while in others (like the ''SDGundamGGeneration'' ''VideoGame/SDGundamGGeneration'' games) the mecha are still piloted weapons as normal. Interestingly, the design of the super-deformed MS has evolved over time: in earlier works they had proportions like regular SD characters, while later works like ''SDGundamForce'' ''Anime/SDGundamForce'' and ''MSSaga'' ''VideoGame/MSSagaANewDawn'' use a less exaggerated version where the head and torso are large but the limbs are still detailed and jointed, making them more reasonable.


* The "Science Lesson" segments of ''{{Gunbuster}}'', where Chibi Coach, Noriko and Kazumi discuss the "science" the show runs on.

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* The "Science Lesson" segments of ''{{Gunbuster}}'', ''Anime/{{Gunbuster}}'', where Chibi Coach, Noriko and Kazumi discuss the "science" the show runs on.



* Most games in the ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' series portray the mecha as being Super-Deformed in their battle animations. Characters, close-ups of the mecha in battle, and in the Original Generation animes, are shown at normal sizes and proportions. This is at least party done to hide [[UnitsNotToScale the immense scale differences between the various units]], given it is entirely possible to have a 12 meter tall Macross Battleroid backing up the 250 meter tall {{Gunbuster}}. This does, however, occasionally lead to odd consequences in attack animations. ''Super Robot Wars W'' finds a way to complicate thing even further, Not only having such things as as a seven-foot-tall [[Anime/TekkamanBlade Tekkaman]] lifting up a 300-meter-long Battleship one-handed and impaling it on their spear, but also things like the differences in size between the cyborg Renee in [[Anime/GaoGaiGar KorRyu and AnRyu]]'s attacks, and the PoweredArmor-wearing heroes who are their own units. One game, ''VideoGame/ShinSuperRobotWars'', used non-SD models for battle animations, and so did ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsGaiden''.

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* Most games in the ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' series portray the mecha as being Super-Deformed in their battle animations. Characters, close-ups of the mecha in battle, and in the Original Generation animes, are shown at normal sizes and proportions. This is at least party done to hide [[UnitsNotToScale the immense scale differences between the various units]], given it is entirely possible to have a 12 meter tall Macross Battleroid backing up the 250 meter tall {{Gunbuster}}.Anime/{{Gunbuster}}. This does, however, occasionally lead to odd consequences in attack animations. ''Super Robot Wars W'' finds a way to complicate thing even further, Not only having such things as as a seven-foot-tall [[Anime/TekkamanBlade Tekkaman]] lifting up a 300-meter-long Battleship one-handed and impaling it on their spear, but also things like the differences in size between the cyborg Renee in [[Anime/GaoGaiGar KorRyu and AnRyu]]'s attacks, and the PoweredArmor-wearing heroes who are their own units. One game, ''VideoGame/ShinSuperRobotWars'', used non-SD models for battle animations, and so did ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsGaiden''.


* Most games in the ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' series portray the mecha as being Super-Deformed in their battle animations. Characters, close-ups of the mecha in battle, and in the Original Generation animes, are shown at normal sizes and proportions. This is at least party done to hide [[UnitsNotToScale the immense scale differences between the various units]], given it is entirely possible to have a 12 meter tall Macross Battleroid backing up the 250 meter tall {{Gunbuster}}. This does, however, occasionally lead to odd consequences in attack animations. ''Super Robot Wars W'' finds a way to complicate thing even further, Not only having such things as as a seven-foot-tall [[Anime/TekkamanBlade Tekkaman]] lifting up a 300-meter-long Battleship one-handed and impaling it on their spear, but also things like the differences in size between the cyborg Renee in [[GaoGaiGar KorRyu and AnRyu]]'s attacks, and the PoweredArmor-wearing heroes who are their own units. One game, ''VideoGame/ShinSuperRobotWars'', used non-SD models for battle animations, and so did ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsGaiden''.

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* Most games in the ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' series portray the mecha as being Super-Deformed in their battle animations. Characters, close-ups of the mecha in battle, and in the Original Generation animes, are shown at normal sizes and proportions. This is at least party done to hide [[UnitsNotToScale the immense scale differences between the various units]], given it is entirely possible to have a 12 meter tall Macross Battleroid backing up the 250 meter tall {{Gunbuster}}. This does, however, occasionally lead to odd consequences in attack animations. ''Super Robot Wars W'' finds a way to complicate thing even further, Not only having such things as as a seven-foot-tall [[Anime/TekkamanBlade Tekkaman]] lifting up a 300-meter-long Battleship one-handed and impaling it on their spear, but also things like the differences in size between the cyborg Renee in [[GaoGaiGar [[Anime/GaoGaiGar KorRyu and AnRyu]]'s attacks, and the PoweredArmor-wearing heroes who are their own units. One game, ''VideoGame/ShinSuperRobotWars'', used non-SD models for battle animations, and so did ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsGaiden''.


* ''Manga/HidamariSketch'' (pictured above), where the girls become Super-Deformed at the slightest provocation, adding immensely to their [[MoeMoe cuteness factor]]. There is even a FanNickname for its kind of Superdeformation: ''wideface''. Or [[MemeticMutation Nutbladder]] face.

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* ''Manga/HidamariSketch'' (pictured above), where the girls become Super-Deformed at the slightest provocation, adding immensely to their [[MoeMoe [[{{Moe}} cuteness factor]]. There is even a FanNickname for its kind of Superdeformation: ''wideface''. Or [[MemeticMutation Nutbladder]] face.


* ''PrinceOfTennis'' occasionally has entire episodes devoted to showing the adventures of the super-deformed main characters in alternate universes. When the first of these gag episodes was shown just before a much-anticipated showdown, it cemented the show's reputation as one of the most bi-polar creations in all of anime.

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* ''PrinceOfTennis'' ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'' occasionally has entire episodes devoted to showing the adventures of the super-deformed main characters in alternate universes. When the first of these gag episodes was shown just before a much-anticipated showdown, it cemented the show's reputation as one of the most bi-polar creations in all of anime.


* ''{{ISO}}'', always with adorable and amusing results.

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* ''{{ISO}}'', ''Webcomic/{{ISO}}'', always with adorable and amusing results.


* The manga version of ''HarukanaruTokiNoNakaDe'' has chibi-style {{omake}}, sometimes in {{yonkoma}} format (such as "Go Go Haruka Kindergarten").

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* The manga version of ''HarukanaruTokiNoNakaDe'' ''VideoGame/HarukanaruTokiNoNakaDe'' has chibi-style {{omake}}, sometimes in {{yonkoma}} format (such as "Go Go Haruka Kindergarten").


* ''{{Berserk}}'''s Puck. In the latter part of the manga, he's relegated to so much comic relief that he's most always playing this trope.

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* ''{{Berserk}}'''s ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'''s Puck. In the latter part of the manga, he's relegated to so much comic relief that he's most always playing this trope.

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* The Wattersons in ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldofGumball'' look somewhat deformed.

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* The characters in the ending sequence for ''Manga/ReKan'' are drawn this way.


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* Similar to ''HidamariSketch'' above, in ''{{Sketchbook}}'' the characters become chibified all the time. Especially Sora, who possibly spends more than half of her panel appearances Super-Deformed.

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* Similar to ''HidamariSketch'' ''Hidamari Sketch'' above, in ''{{Sketchbook}}'' ''Manga/{{Sketchbook}}'' the characters become chibified all the time. Especially Sora, who possibly spends more than half of her panel appearances Super-Deformed.



* ''KimiNiTodoke'' does this a lot.

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* ''KimiNiTodoke'' ''Manga/KimiNiTodoke'' does this a lot.



* Often used in ''SketDance'', combined with ExpositionDiagram, when recapitulating the previous chapters of a StoryArc.

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* Often used in ''SketDance'', ''Manga/SketDance'', combined with ExpositionDiagram, when recapitulating the previous chapters of a StoryArc.



* In the''Manga/KoufukuGraffiti'' anime's next episode previews the cast is drawn in this style.

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* In the''Manga/KoufukuGraffiti'' the ''Manga/KoufukuGraffiti'' anime's next episode previews the cast is drawn in this style.


* ''HidamariSketch'' (pictured above), where the girls become Super-Deformed at the slightest provocation, adding immensely to their [[MoeMoe cuteness factor]]. There is even a FanNickname for its kind of Superdeformation: ''wideface''. Or [[MemeticMutation Nutbladder]] face.

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* ''HidamariSketch'' ''Manga/HidamariSketch'' (pictured above), where the girls become Super-Deformed at the slightest provocation, adding immensely to their [[MoeMoe cuteness factor]]. There is even a FanNickname for its kind of Superdeformation: ''wideface''. Or [[MemeticMutation Nutbladder]] face.


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* In the''Manga/KoufukuGraffiti'' anime's next episode previews the cast is drawn in this style.


* ''Mighty Final Fight'' was obviously created because the NES couldn't handle the huge sprites of ''FinalFight'', but the LighterAndSofter characterization affirms the super-deformed aesthetic.

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* ''Mighty Final Fight'' was obviously created because the NES couldn't handle the huge sprites of ''FinalFight'', ''VideoGame/FinalFight'', but the LighterAndSofter characterization affirms the super-deformed aesthetic.


->''"Get ready for Franchise/{{Gundam}} like you've never seen it before!... [[FunSize Really cute and tiny]]!"''

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* This is the default art style of DamekkoDoubutsu.


* The author of the [[TheIronKing Iron fey]] series, Julie Kagawa, published a couple of chibis ([[WordOfGod she admitted to being an anime and manga fan]]) of the main characters in the official website and recently some of them in the novella copilation "Iron Legends".

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* The author of the [[TheIronKing ''[[TheIronKing Iron fey]] Fey]]'' series, Julie Kagawa, published a couple of chibis ([[WordOfGod she admitted to being an anime and manga fan]]) of the main characters in the official website and recently some of them in the novella copilation "Iron Legends".


* In Literature/SaturnsChildren by Creator/CharlesStross, humanity [[HumanitysWake has gone extinct, but the intelligent robots they created still roam the solar system]]. In the social class system they've developed, "chibiform" robots are considered more advanced than [[DeceptivelyHumanRobot those that are direct copies of the human form]], since their lower mass and energy requirements makes them intrinsically more efficient.

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* In Literature/SaturnsChildren ''Literature/SaturnsChildren'' by Creator/CharlesStross, humanity [[HumanitysWake has gone extinct, but the intelligent robots they created still roam the solar system]]. In the social class system they've developed, "chibiform" robots are considered more advanced than [[DeceptivelyHumanRobot those that are direct copies of the human form]], since their lower mass and energy requirements makes them intrinsically more efficient.


* In Literature/SaturnsChildren by Creator/CharlesStross, humanity [[HumanitysWake has gone extinct, but the intelligent robots they created still roam the solar system]]. In the social class system they've developed, "chibiform" robots are considered more advanced than [[DeceptivelyHumanRobot those that are direct copies of the human form]], since their lower mass means they're an all-around more efficient design.

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* In Literature/SaturnsChildren by Creator/CharlesStross, humanity [[HumanitysWake has gone extinct, but the intelligent robots they created still roam the solar system]]. In the social class system they've developed, "chibiform" robots are considered more advanced than [[DeceptivelyHumanRobot those that are direct copies of the human form]], since their lower mass means they're an all-around and energy requirements makes them intrinsically more efficient design.efficient.


* In Literature/SaturnsChildren by Creator/CharlesStross, humanity [[HumanitysWake has gone extinct, but the intelligent robots they created still roam the solar system]]. "Chibiform" robots are considered more advanced than [[DeceptivelyHumanRobot those that are direct copies of the human form]], since their lower mass means they're an all-around more efficient design.

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* In Literature/SaturnsChildren by Creator/CharlesStross, humanity [[HumanitysWake has gone extinct, but the intelligent robots they created still roam the solar system]]. "Chibiform" In the social class system they've developed, "chibiform" robots are considered more advanced than [[DeceptivelyHumanRobot those that are direct copies of the human form]], since their lower mass means they're an all-around more efficient design.

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* In Literature/SaturnsChildren by Creator/CharlesStross, humanity [[HumanitysWake has gone extinct, but the intelligent robots they created still roam the solar system]]. "Chibiform" robots are considered more advanced than [[DeceptivelyHumanRobot those that are direct copies of the human form]], since their lower mass means they're an all-around more efficient design.

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** ''Anime/GundamBuildFighters'' and its sequel ''Anime/GundamBuildFightersTry'' finally have both SuperDeformed and regular sized mobile suits together. Justified in the shows are about people using Gundam model kits (Gunpla) to battle it out via some AppliedPhlebotinum.


* The ''RecordOfLodossWar'' series had a bit at the end called "The Second Part", where Chibi versions of the characters ran around acting ridiculous. These skits were often a silly version of the episode you'd just watched, but often (especially in the second half of the show) The Second Part was following it's own inane plotline.

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* The ''RecordOfLodossWar'' series had a bit at the end called "The Second Part", where Chibi versions of the characters ran around acting ridiculous. These skits were often a silly version of the episode you'd just watched, but often (especially in the second half of the show) The Second Part was following it's its own inane plotline.


* ''TowerOfGod'' - the giant, godzilla-like Alligator Rak Wraithraiser gets shrunk to a chibi by Y Han Sung after being rude to him. [[spoiler: As of Volume 2, he appears to be able to control this at will, even staying small as a disguise and reverting back when in battle.]]

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* ''TowerOfGod'' ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'' - the giant, godzilla-like Alligator Rak Wraithraiser gets shrunk to a chibi by Y Han Sung after being rude to him. [[spoiler: As of Volume 2, he appears to be able to control this at will, even staying small as a disguise and reverting back when in battle.]]


* ''MyLifeMe'' uses this at least OnceAnEpisode, often at strange moments.

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* In the early 60's Cartoonist Johnny Hart created a series of ads for Dr. Pepper called "Harmon the Caveman", whose characters looked like super deformed versions of his ''B.C.'' comic characters.


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* [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2009}} Stephanie Brown]] narrates the history of the Batfamily to [[WesternAnimation/Superfriends Wendy]], complete with a chibi Darkseid.

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* [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2009}} Stephanie Brown]] narrates the history of the Batfamily to [[WesternAnimation/Superfriends [[Superfriends Wendy]], complete with a chibi Darkseid.


* [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2009}} Stephanie Brown]] narrates the history of the Batfamily to [[WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory Wendy]], complete with a chibi Darkseid.

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* [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2009}} Stephanie Brown]] narrates the history of the Batfamily to [[WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory [[WesternAnimation/Superfriends Wendy]], complete with a chibi Darkseid.


* Surprisingly prevalent in ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}''. ''SD Gundam'' is a sub-franchise in and of itself with model kits, shows, and games. Some stories (like the comedy shorts and ''BBSenshiSangokuden'') have the super-deformed mecha as characters who talk and interact with super-deformed human characters, while in others (like the ''SDGundamGGeneration'' games) the mecha are still piloted weapons as normal. Interestingly, the design of the super-deformed MS has evolved over time: in earlier works they had proportions like regular SD characters, while later works like ''SDGundamForce'' and ''MSSaga'' use a less exaggerated version where the head and torso are large but the limbs are still detailed and jointed, making them more reasonable.

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* Surprisingly prevalent in ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}''. ''SD Gundam'' is a sub-franchise in and of itself with model kits, shows, and games. Some stories (like the comedy shorts and ''BBSenshiSangokuden'') ''Toys/BBSenshiSangokuden'') have the super-deformed mecha as characters who talk and interact with super-deformed human characters, while in others (like the ''SDGundamGGeneration'' games) the mecha are still piloted weapons as normal. Interestingly, the design of the super-deformed MS has evolved over time: in earlier works they had proportions like regular SD characters, while later works like ''SDGundamForce'' and ''MSSaga'' use a less exaggerated version where the head and torso are large but the limbs are still detailed and jointed, making them more reasonable.



* Bandai has created toyline history by doing this with ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam''. Even without tie-in anime like ''SDGundamForce'' or ''BBSenshiSangokuden Brave Battle Warriors'', the SD Gundam line has spawned ''over three hundred'' model kits and countless other forms of merchandise.

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* Bandai has created toyline history by doing this with ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam''. Even without tie-in anime like ''SDGundamForce'' or ''BBSenshiSangokuden ''Toys/BBSenshiSangokuden Brave Battle Warriors'', the SD Gundam line has spawned ''over three hundred'' model kits and countless other forms of merchandise.

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* A number of preview panels for ''ComicBook/{{Seconds}}'' have shown characters ArtShift into this.

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* French toy-line [[http://www.almacenesrubio.eu/images/detailed/0/700010142_B.jpg Pin-y-Pon]] features animesque girls that look like straightforward chibi.


* ''Webcomic/{{Blip}}'' uses this during a PensieveFlashback: Partway through Liz's memory of a nasty argument, both K and Mary [[http://www.blipcomic.com/265/ transform into chibis]] and remain that way until the flashback ends. This seems to be indicative that Liz thought they were both acting immaturely, and it's certainly indicative that Liz is [[RashomonStyle deliberately exaggerating]] the events for the benefit of her audience.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Blip}}'' uses this during a PensieveFlashback: Partway through Liz's memory of a nasty argument, both K and Mary [[http://www.blipcomic.[[http://blip.rampagenetwork.com/265/ transform into chibis]] and remain that way until the flashback ends. This seems to be indicative that Liz thought they were both acting immaturely, and it's certainly indicative that Liz is [[RashomonStyle deliberately exaggerating]] the events for the benefit of her audience.

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* The only time this is used in ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' is when [[AscendedFangirl Ruby]] [[TheCutie Rose]] had just arrived at Beacon Academy, and was observing the other students' weapons. Ruby is a ''big fan'' of weapons.


* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' characters (particularly Usagi) often lapse into chibi style. This is played straight in the manga, typical 90's chibis appear often in most comedic scenes. The 90's anime is a subversion, although some instances of chibi proportions appear, most of the time is just [[WildTake their faces that got deformed]]. They tend to go more often on full chibi state in promotional materials (Such as toys, stikers and the like) in both anime and manga, very noticeable in the R season eyecatches. Averted entirely in ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal''.

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* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' characters (particularly Usagi) often lapse into chibi style. This is played straight in the manga, typical 90's chibis appear often in most comedic scenes. The 90's anime is a subversion, although some instances of chibi proportions appear, most of the time is just [[WildTake their faces that got get deformed]]. They tend to go more often on full chibi state in promotional materials (Such as toys, stikers and the like) in for both anime and manga, very noticeable in the R season eyecatches. Averted entirely eyecatches and the manga's [[{{Yonkoma}} yonkomas]]. Averted, however, in ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal''.


* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' characters (particularly Usagi) often lapse into chibi style, but is mostly their faces that got deformed. They tend to go on full chibi state in promotional materials (Such as toys, stikers and the like) in both anime and manga, very noticeable in the R season eyecatches.

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* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' characters (particularly Usagi) often lapse into chibi style, but style. This is mostly played straight in the manga, typical 90's chibis appear often in most comedic scenes. The 90's anime is a subversion, although some instances of chibi proportions appear, most of the time is just [[WildTake their faces that got deformed. deformed]]. They tend to go more often on full chibi state in promotional materials (Such as toys, stikers and the like) in both anime and manga, very noticeable in the R season eyecatches. Averted entirely in ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal''.


* The lightly manga-influenced ''Webcomic/StickyDillyBuns'' occasionally uses chibified versions of its characters in fantasy or emphatically comedic panels.

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* The lightly manga-influenced ''Webcomic/StickyDillyBuns'' occasionally uses chibified versions of its characters in fantasy or emphatically comedic panels.panels -- [[http://www.stickydillybuns.com/strips-sdb/it_is_all_your_fault as here, for example.]]

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* The lightly manga-influenced ''Webcomic/StickyDillyBuns'' occasionally uses chibified versions of its characters in fantasy or emphatically comedic panels.


* Running off the ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' and ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' examples, ''Tabletop{{Mekton}}'' has rules for SD mecha in one supplement.

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* Running off the ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' and ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' examples, ''Tabletop{{Mekton}}'' ''Tabletopgame/{{Mekton}}'' has rules for SD mecha in one supplement.


* Practically a {{signature style}} of Wrestling/{{SIMMER}}[=\=]SHINE. Some more humorous examples include the Canadian Ninjas and Jessicka Havok.[[/folder]]

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* Practically a {{signature style}} of Wrestling/{{SIMMER}}[=\=]SHINE.Wrestling/{{SHIMMER}}[=\=]SHINE. Some more humorous examples include the Canadian Ninjas and Jessicka Havok.[[/folder]]



* Running off the ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' and ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' examples, ''{{Mekton}}'' has rules for SD mecha in one supplement.

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* Running off the ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' and ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' examples, ''{{Mekton}}'' ''Tabletop{{Mekton}}'' has rules for SD mecha in one supplement.




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* Sports Illustrated often presents images of athletes that look as if they've been distorted in a mirror, often exaggerating their most well known traits, such as a bicep or chin. While not the same style as seen in animation, the effect is pretty much the same.[[/folder]]


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* Wrestling/CarlitoColon's [[http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20131027182227/prowrestling/images/thumb/0/0b/Carlito.png/200px-Carlito.png WWE merchandise]] tended to be in this style.
* Practically a {{signature style}} of Wrestling/{{SIMMER}}[=\=]SHINE. Some more humorous examples include the Canadian Ninjas and Jessicka Havok.[[/folder]]

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* In ''Manga/TonariNoKashiwagiSan'' this tends to happen when any character gets fired up and passionate about a subject, such as when Kotone starts to talk about anime.


* The magic knights of ''MagicKnightRayearth'' punctuate their rather serious situation with occasional brief forays into Super-Deformed comedy.

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* The magic knights of ''MagicKnightRayearth'' ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'' punctuate their rather serious situation with occasional brief forays into Super-Deformed comedy.comedy, especially in the anime.


* Happens frequently in ''{{The Secret Devil-Chan}}'', mostly with Kogure.

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* In particularly comedic situations the characters from ''[[{{Webcomic/Morphe}} morphE]]'' will change from their stock character portraits to super deformed reaction sprites, they are the only time the portraits ever change.


* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' characters (particularly Usagi) often lapse into chibi style. They go on full chibi state in promotional materials (Such as toys, stikers and the like) in both anime and manga, very noticable in the R season eyecatchs.

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* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' characters (particularly Usagi) often lapse into chibi style. style, but is mostly their faces that got deformed. They tend to go on full chibi state in promotional materials (Such as toys, stikers and the like) in both anime and manga, very noticable noticeable in the R season eyecatchs.eyecatches.

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* In ''Webcomic/CatNine'', every now and then when the situation calls for it, for group shots, or if the artist is feeling lazy. [[http://cat-nine.net/comic/myan-flips/]]


* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' characters (particularly Usagi) often lapse into chibi style.
** Although is mostly their faces that got deformed, they go on full chibi state in promotional materials (Such as toys, stikers and the like) in both anime and manga, very noticable in the R season eyecatchs.

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* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' characters (particularly Usagi) often lapse into chibi style.
** Although is mostly their faces that got deformed, they
style. They go on full chibi state in promotional materials (Such as toys, stikers and the like) in both anime and manga, very noticable in the R season eyecatchs.


* ''SuzumiyaHaruhi'' has usually avoided this (with the exception of some of the novel pictures). The anime version of the ''{{Nyoron Churuya-san}}'' {{yonkoma}} finally invokes this, with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGWn4cnJXU4 predictably adorable results]]. Nyoron~

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* ''SuzumiyaHaruhi'' ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' has usually avoided this (with the exception of some of the novel pictures). pictures).
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The anime version of the ''{{Nyoron Churuya-san}}'' ''Manga/NyoronChuruyaSan'' {{yonkoma}} finally invokes this, with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGWn4cnJXU4 predictably adorable results]]. Nyoron~

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** Although is mostly their faces that got deformed, they go on full chibi state in promotional materials (Such as toys, stikers and the like) in both anime and manga, very noticable in the R season eyecatchs.


Compare TopHeavyGuy and PuniPlush. Contrast to NoodlePeople. See also BigHeadMode.

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* In ElfOnlyInn, Hambonetaru-Chan bought the chat room when they were running out of funds to run it. As a new rule, [[http://www.elfonlyinn.net/d/20020822.html everyone got new Super-Deformed avatars]], except Goku, who was already anime, and [[spoiler:Megan, who rebelled against it]].

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* In ElfOnlyInn, ''ElfOnlyInn'', Hambonetaru-Chan bought the chat room when they were running out of funds to run it. As a new rule, [[http://www.elfonlyinn.net/d/20020822.html everyone got new Super-Deformed avatars]], except Goku, who was already anime, and [[spoiler:Megan, who rebelled against it]].



* In Webcomic/RavenWolf, the [[PettingZooPeople human animal]] heroes are sometimes drawn as cute quadruped animals.

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* In ''TheWallflower'' when Sunako is in one of her darker moods (i.e., almost all the time) she is shown in Super-Deformed style. She only looks normal when she is kicking ass in one form or another.
** She later gains a "hybrid" form, that is sort of "elegant chibi".

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* In ''TheWallflower'' when Sunako is in one of her darker moods (i.e., almost all the time) she is shown in Super-Deformed style. She only looks normal when she is kicking ass in one form or another.
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another. She later gains a "hybrid" form, that is sort of "elegant chibi".



** Not quite, although the characters [[WildTake deform]] to emphasize expressions during comedie scenes, they rarely go on full chibi, mostly retaining body proportions, even when heads grow bigger.

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Compare TopHeavyGuy. Contrast to NoodlePeople. See also BigHeadMode.

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* ''SailorMoon'' characters (particularly Usagi) often lapse into chibi style.

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* ''SailorMoon'' ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' characters (particularly Usagi) often lapse into chibi style.


* ''SengokuBasara'' has "Mini Basara," which is hilarious and adorable.

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* ''VideoGame/VectorThrust'' boasts a Skirmish Mode mutator called [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Eggplane Mode]].

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* ''Manga/SakuraTrick'' depicts the characters this way during the ending and some extra segments.


An artistic style in anime that is generally considered both "[[{{Kawaisa}} cutesy]]" and humorous, in which a character is rendered in a shorter, blobby rounder form somewhat resembling a caricature of themselves as a tiny plump toddler.

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An artistic style in anime that is generally considered both "[[{{Kawaisa}} cutesy]]" and humorous, in which a character is rendered in a shorter, blobby and rounder form form, somewhat resembling a caricature of themselves as a tiny yet plump toddler.


An artistic style in anime that is generally considered both "[[{{Kawaisa}} cutesy]]" and humorous, in which a character is rendered in a shorter, rounder form somewhat resembling a caricature of themselves as a plump toddler.

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An artistic style in anime that is generally considered both "[[{{Kawaisa}} cutesy]]" and humorous, in which a character is rendered in a shorter, blobby rounder form somewhat resembling a caricature of themselves as a tiny plump toddler.


* Happens a lot in ''Manga/MaidSama''. It's practically the [[ThoseTwoGuys the three]] [[ButtMonkey idiots]]' default design.

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* Happens a lot in ''Manga/MaidSama''. It's practically the [[ThoseTwoGuys the three]] [[ButtMonkey idiots]]' default design.



* The sister from "Himouto! Umaru-chan" changes into this form every time she step into her house.

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* The sister from "Himouto! Umaru-chan" title character of ''[[Manga/HimoutoUmaruChan Himouto! Umaru-chan]]'' changes into this form every time she step steps into her house.



* [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2009}} Stephanie Brown]] narrates history of the Batfamily to [[WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory Wendy]], complete with a chibi Darkseid.

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* [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2009}} Stephanie Brown]] narrates the history of the Batfamily to [[WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory Wendy]], complete with a chibi Darkseid.



* One of the most recent additions to ''AstroCity'', [[http://thecomixverse.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/astrocity1_04.jpg American Chibi.]]

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* One of the most recent additions to ''AstroCity'', new characters in ''Comicbook/AstroCity'' after the Vertigo relaunch is [[http://thecomixverse.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/astrocity1_04.jpg American Chibi.]]



* The author of the [[TheIronKing Iron fey]] series Julie Kagawa, published a couple of chibis, (WordofGod she admitted to be an anime and manga fan) of the main characters in the official website and recently some of them in the novella copilation "Iron Legends"

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* The author of the [[TheIronKing Iron fey]] series series, Julie Kagawa, published a couple of chibis, (WordofGod chibis ([[WordOfGod she admitted to be being an anime and manga fan) fan]]) of the main characters in the official website and recently some of them in the novella copilation "Iron Legends"Legends".



* ''WesternAnimation/MartinMystery'' Has these moments from time to time, as well as its sister show ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies''.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MartinMystery'' Has has these moments from time to time, as well as its sister show ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies''.


In older video games with small characters compared to screen, Super-Deformed style was used mainly due to graphical limitations so a head size wouldn't be just a single pixel. In newer games, characters in cutscenes or character portraits will still depict them in more realistic proportions (for an example, in ''{{Disgaea}}'' and ''VideoGame/CaveStory''). See GraphicsInducedSuperDeformed for that.

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In older video games with small characters compared to screen, Super-Deformed style was used mainly due to graphical limitations so a head size wouldn't be just a single pixel. In newer games, characters in cutscenes or character portraits will still depict them in more realistic proportions (for an example, in ''{{Disgaea}}'' ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' and ''VideoGame/CaveStory''). See GraphicsInducedSuperDeformed for that.


* KatawaShoujo uses chibi versions of the female characters as gallery buttons and on its pop-ups. Most famously, the "Are you sure you want to quit?" pop-up features a picture of chibified [[TheWoobie Hanako Ikezawa]] huddling in the corner, invoking YouBastard - no-one wants to make a tiny Hanako cry!

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* KatawaShoujo ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'' uses chibi versions of the female characters as gallery buttons and on its pop-ups. Most famously, the "Are you sure you want to quit?" pop-up features a picture of chibified [[TheWoobie Hanako Ikezawa]] huddling in the corner, invoking YouBastard - no-one wants to make a tiny Hanako cry!


* The characters of ''HighSchoolKimengumi'' spend almost half of their time in chibi form.

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* The characters of ''HighSchoolKimengumi'' ''Manga/HighSchoolKimengumi'' spend almost half of their time in chibi form.


* Happens frequently in ''{{The Secret Devil-Chan}}", mostly with Kogure.

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* Happens frequently in ''{{The Secret Devil-Chan}}", Devil-Chan}}'', mostly with Kogure.


* Occurs often in AxisPowersHetalia, usually in funny moments like drunk England.

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* Occurs often in AxisPowersHetalia, ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'', usually in funny moments like drunk England.


* Used in the [[ChibiAvatar out-of-continuity shorts]] of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' that were available online and on the second season {{DVD}}. To achieve the main series's particular sense of realism, the creators set down some boundaries as to what they could and couldn't use for comic effect. With the shorts, Mike and Bryan, who are fans of the crazier variety of manga and anime, were able to pretty much let themselves go.

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* Used in the [[ChibiAvatar [[WebAnimation/ChibiAvatar out-of-continuity shorts]] of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' that were available online and on the second season {{DVD}}. To achieve the main series's particular sense of realism, the creators set down some boundaries as to what they could and couldn't use for comic effect. With the shorts, Mike and Bryan, who are fans of the crazier variety of manga and anime, were able to pretty much let themselves go.


* [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2009}} Stephanie Brown]] narrates history of the Batfamily to [[JusticeFriends Wendy]], complete with a chibi Darkseid.

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* [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2009}} Stephanie Brown]] narrates history of the Batfamily to [[JusticeFriends [[WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory Wendy]], complete with a chibi Darkseid.


* The deities and demons in ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' can transform into multiple Super-Deformed miniatures of themselves. There is also a spinoff of ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' called ''[[Anime/AdventuresOfMiniGoddess Adventures of the Mini-Goddesses]]'' which concentrates solely on the goddesses' miniature selves (and a rat of their acquaintance).

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* The deities and demons in ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' can transform into multiple Super-Deformed miniatures of themselves. There is also a spinoff of ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' called ''[[Anime/AdventuresOfMiniGoddess Adventures of the Mini-Goddesses]]'' ''Anime/TheAdventuresOfMiniGoddess'' which concentrates solely on the goddesses' miniature selves (and a rat of their acquaintance).

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* In ''VideoGame/PersonaQShadowOfTheLabyrinth'', The entire cast appears as smaller, cuter versions of their regular appearances from ''Persona 3'' and ''Persona 4''.


* ''TowerOfGod'' - the giant, godzilla-like Alligator Rak Wraithraiser gets shrunk to a chibi by Y Han Sung after being rude to him. Hopefully, it reverted when he left the second floor.


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* ''TowerOfGod'' - the giant, godzilla-like Alligator Rak Wraithraiser gets shrunk to a chibi by Y Han Sung after being rude to him. [[spoiler: As of Volume 2, he appears to be able to control this at will, even staying small as a disguise and reverting back when in battle.]]


* Around 2009, Kellogg dropped its DonHertzfeldt-inspired "Crazy Good" ad campaign for Pop-Tarts toaster pastries in favor of "Made for Fun", which has super-deformed CGI children along with far-less-deformed adults. But then you realize that the kids' heads are ''bigger'' than those of the adults, and the only [[EpilepticTree conclusion you can draw]] is that adults in this world don't eat Pop-Tarts. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDkjWHuX0u0 This video]] exposes the FridgeLogic.

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* Around 2009, Kellogg dropped its DonHertzfeldt-inspired Creator/DonHertzfeldt-inspired "Crazy Good" ad campaign for Pop-Tarts toaster pastries in favor of "Made for Fun", which has super-deformed CGI children along with far-less-deformed adults. But then you realize that the kids' heads are ''bigger'' than those of the adults, and the only [[EpilepticTree conclusion you can draw]] is that adults in this world don't eat Pop-Tarts. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDkjWHuX0u0 This video]] exposes the FridgeLogic.


* Most games in the ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' series portray the mecha as being Super-Deformed in their battle animations. Characters, close-ups of the mecha in battle, and in the Original Generation animes, are shown at normal sizes and proportions. This is at least party done to hide [[UnitsNotToScale the immense scale differences between the various units]], given it is entirely possible to have a 12 meter tall Macross Battleroid backing up the 250 meter tall {{Gunbuster}}. This does, however, occasionally lead to odd consequences in attack animations. ''Super Robot Wars W'' finds a way to complicate thing even further, Not only having such things as as a seven-foot-tall [[Anime/TekkamanBlade Tekkaman]] lifting up a 300-meter-long Battleship one-handed and impaling it on their spear, but also things like the differences in size between the cyborg Renee in [[GaoGaiGar KorRyu and AnRyu]]'s attacks, and the PoweredArmor-wearing heroes who are their own units. One game, ''VideoGame/ShinSuperRobotWars'', used non-SD models for battle animations. Fans didn't really like it. But ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsGaiden'' used non-Super-Deformed models and it is seen as the best on the SNES.

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* Most games in the ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' series portray the mecha as being Super-Deformed in their battle animations. Characters, close-ups of the mecha in battle, and in the Original Generation animes, are shown at normal sizes and proportions. This is at least party done to hide [[UnitsNotToScale the immense scale differences between the various units]], given it is entirely possible to have a 12 meter tall Macross Battleroid backing up the 250 meter tall {{Gunbuster}}. This does, however, occasionally lead to odd consequences in attack animations. ''Super Robot Wars W'' finds a way to complicate thing even further, Not only having such things as as a seven-foot-tall [[Anime/TekkamanBlade Tekkaman]] lifting up a 300-meter-long Battleship one-handed and impaling it on their spear, but also things like the differences in size between the cyborg Renee in [[GaoGaiGar KorRyu and AnRyu]]'s attacks, and the PoweredArmor-wearing heroes who are their own units. One game, ''VideoGame/ShinSuperRobotWars'', used non-SD models for battle animations. Fans didn't really like it. But ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsGaiden'' used non-Super-Deformed models animations, and it is seen as the best on the SNES.so did ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsGaiden''.

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* ''{{Drowtales}}'' concludes every chapter with one or more chibi pages which parody the chapter's events.
** SuperDeformed also occasionally makes an appearance in the actual storyline. The most notable example is [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=5568 here]], when Phani'nath gives a rather abridged summary of the previous council meeting.


* Happens a lot in ''KaichouWaMaidSama''. It's practically the [[ThoseTwoGuys the three]] [[ButtMonkey idiots]]' default design.

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* Happens a lot in ''KaichouWaMaidSama''.''Manga/MaidSama''. It's practically the [[ThoseTwoGuys the three]] [[ButtMonkey idiots]]' default design.


* ''VideoGame/PlayStationAllStarsBattleRoyale'' and its customizable minions are taking part here. You can choose your own littled bodies big headed characters and have them cheer for you

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* ''VideoGame/PlayStationAllStarsBattleRoyale'' and its customizable minions are taking part here. You can choose your own littled bodies big headed characters and have them cheer for youyou.
* The Japanese website for ''GuildWars'' features Gwen-chan and Dr. Boar, chibi versions of the already cute Gwen and the tamable boar. Gwen-chan was eventually included in the game as a miniature, tonic, and AprilFools joke transformation.


* Snarf from ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats}} [=ThunderCats=]]]'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats 2011}} [=ThunderCats (2011)=]]]'' is basically a {{Chibi}}-[[Literature/TheHobbit Smaug]] as a ShoutOut to RankinBass' film adaptation of ''WesternAnimation/TheHobbit''.

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* Snarf from ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats}} [=ThunderCats=]]]'' ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats 2011}} [=ThunderCats (2011)=]]]'' ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011'' is basically a {{Chibi}}-[[Literature/TheHobbit Smaug]] as a ShoutOut to RankinBass' Creator/RankinBassProductions' film adaptation of ''WesternAnimation/TheHobbit''.


* ''MartinMystery'' Has these moments from time to time, as well as its sister show ''TotallySpies''.

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* ''MartinMystery'' ''WesternAnimation/MartinMystery'' Has these moments from time to time, as well as its sister show ''TotallySpies''.''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies''.


-->-- '''PeterCullen''' promo for '''''SDGundamForce'''''


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-->-- '''PeterCullen''' promo for '''''SDGundamForce'''''

''Anime/SDGundamForce''



* Most games in the ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' series portray the mecha as being Super-Deformed in their battle animations. Characters, close-ups of the mecha in battle, and in the Original Generation animes, are shown at normal sizes and proportions. This is at least party done to hide [[UnitsNotToScale the immense scale differences between the various units]], given it is entirely possible to have a 12 meter tall Macross Battleroid backing up the 250 meter tall {{Gunbuster}}. This does, however, occasionally lead to odd consequences in attack animations. ''Super Robot Wars W'' finds a way to complicate thing even further, Not only having such things as as a seven-foot-tall [[Anime/TekkamanBlade Tekkaman]] lifting up a 300-meter-long Battleship one-handed and impaling it on their spear, but also things like the differences in size between the cyborg Renee in [[GaoGaiGar KorRyu and AnRyu]]'s attacks, and the PoweredArmor-wearing heroes who are their own units.
** However, the style has become iconic with the series. One game, ''VideoGame/ShinSuperRobotWars'', used non-SD models for battle animations. Fans didn't really like it.
** But ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsGaiden'' used non-Super-Deformed models and it is seen as the best on the SNES. [[ScrappyMechanic Then again, that elevation and facing thing may have been an adequate distraction...]]

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* Most games in the ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' series portray the mecha as being Super-Deformed in their battle animations. Characters, close-ups of the mecha in battle, and in the Original Generation animes, are shown at normal sizes and proportions. This is at least party done to hide [[UnitsNotToScale the immense scale differences between the various units]], given it is entirely possible to have a 12 meter tall Macross Battleroid backing up the 250 meter tall {{Gunbuster}}. This does, however, occasionally lead to odd consequences in attack animations. ''Super Robot Wars W'' finds a way to complicate thing even further, Not only having such things as as a seven-foot-tall [[Anime/TekkamanBlade Tekkaman]] lifting up a 300-meter-long Battleship one-handed and impaling it on their spear, but also things like the differences in size between the cyborg Renee in [[GaoGaiGar KorRyu and AnRyu]]'s attacks, and the PoweredArmor-wearing heroes who are their own units.
** However, the style has become iconic with the series.
units. One game, ''VideoGame/ShinSuperRobotWars'', used non-SD models for battle animations. Fans didn't really like it.
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it. But ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsGaiden'' used non-Super-Deformed models and it is seen as the best on the SNES. [[ScrappyMechanic Then again, that elevation and facing thing may have been an adequate distraction...]]SNES.


* Running off the ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' and ''SuperRobotWars'' examples, ''{{Mekton}}'' has rules for SD mecha in one supplement.

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* Running off the ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' and ''SuperRobotWars'' ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' examples, ''{{Mekton}}'' has rules for SD mecha in one supplement.



* Most games in the ''SuperRobotWars'' series portray the mecha as being Super-Deformed in their battle animations. Characters, close-ups of the mecha in battle, and in the Original Generation animes, are shown at normal sizes and proportions. This is at least party done to hide [[UnitsNotToScale the immense scale differences between the various units]], given it is entirely possible to have a 12 meter tall Macross Battleroid backing up the 250 meter tall {{Gunbuster}}. This does, however, occasionally lead to odd consequences in attack animations. ''Super Robot Wars W'' finds a way to complicate thing even further, Not only having such things as as a seven-foot-tall [[Anime/TekkamanBlade Tekkaman]] lifting up a 300-meter-long Battleship one-handed and impaling it on their spear, but also things like the differences in size between the cyborg Renee in [[GaoGaiGar KorRyu and AnRyu]]'s attacks, and the PoweredArmor-wearing heroes who are their own units.
** However, the style has become iconic with the series. One game, ''Shin SuperRobotWars'', used non-SD models for battle animations. Fans didn't really like it.
** But ''SuperRobotWarsGaiden'' used non-Super-Deformed models and it is seen as the best on the SNES. [[ScrappyMechanic Then again, that elevation and facing thing may have been an adequate distraction...]]

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* Most games in the ''SuperRobotWars'' ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' series portray the mecha as being Super-Deformed in their battle animations. Characters, close-ups of the mecha in battle, and in the Original Generation animes, are shown at normal sizes and proportions. This is at least party done to hide [[UnitsNotToScale the immense scale differences between the various units]], given it is entirely possible to have a 12 meter tall Macross Battleroid backing up the 250 meter tall {{Gunbuster}}. This does, however, occasionally lead to odd consequences in attack animations. ''Super Robot Wars W'' finds a way to complicate thing even further, Not only having such things as as a seven-foot-tall [[Anime/TekkamanBlade Tekkaman]] lifting up a 300-meter-long Battleship one-handed and impaling it on their spear, but also things like the differences in size between the cyborg Renee in [[GaoGaiGar KorRyu and AnRyu]]'s attacks, and the PoweredArmor-wearing heroes who are their own units.
** However, the style has become iconic with the series. One game, ''Shin SuperRobotWars'', ''VideoGame/ShinSuperRobotWars'', used non-SD models for battle animations. Fans didn't really like it.
** But ''SuperRobotWarsGaiden'' ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsGaiden'' used non-Super-Deformed models and it is seen as the best on the SNES. [[ScrappyMechanic Then again, that elevation and facing thing may have been an adequate distraction...]]

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* KatawaShoujo uses chibi versions of the female characters as gallery buttons and on its pop-ups. Most famously, the "Are you sure you want to quit?" pop-up features a picture of chibified [[TheWoobie Hanako Ikezawa]] huddling in the corner, invoking YouBastard - no-one wants to make a tiny Hanako cry!


* Half of the ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' franchise, considered LighterAndSofter by the BrokenBase.

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* Half The cel-shading character designs of the ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'' are based on this style, as are all handheld ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' franchise, considered LighterAndSofter by the BrokenBase.games from ''Four Swords'' to ''Spirit Tracks''.


* The author of the [[TheIronKing Iron fey]] series Julie Kagawa, published a couple of chibis, (WordofGod she admitted to be an anime ang manga fan) of the main characters in the official website and recently some of them in the novella copilation "Iron Legends"

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* The author of the [[TheIronKing Iron fey]] series Julie Kagawa, published a couple of chibis, (WordofGod she admitted to be an anime ang and manga fan) of the main characters in the official website and recently some of them in the novella copilation "Iron Legends"

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* One of the most recent additions to ''AstroCity'', [[http://thecomixverse.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/astrocity1_04.jpg American Chibi.]]


* In ElfOnlyInn, Hambonetaru-Chan bought the chat room when they were running out of funds to run it. As a new rule, [[http://www.elfonlyinn.net/d/20021025.html everyone got new Super-Deformed avatars]], except Goku, who was already anime, and [[spoiler:Megan, who rebelled against it]].

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* In ElfOnlyInn, Hambonetaru-Chan bought the chat room when they were running out of funds to run it. As a new rule, [[http://www.elfonlyinn.net/d/20021025.net/d/20020822.html everyone got new Super-Deformed avatars]], except Goku, who was already anime, and [[spoiler:Megan, who rebelled against it]].

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* In ElfOnlyInn, Hambonetaru-Chan bought the chat room when they were running out of funds to run it. As a new rule, [[http://www.elfonlyinn.net/d/20021025.html everyone got new Super-Deformed avatars]], except Goku, who was already anime, and [[spoiler:Megan, who rebelled against it]].
** Lord of Dorkness was ruining the fun of the ElfOnlyInn room, with permission from Lord Elf. Duke and Nimoy went to Demon Citadel to try to recruit a demon to fight Lord of Dorkness. When they were laughed at, they decided to ruin the dark mood by being silly for as long as it took to get someone. One of their stunts was [[http://www.elfonlyinn.net/d/20021025.html Duke bringing back his Super-Deformed avatar]].


* In the ShirowMasamune manga ''DominionTankPolice'', the puma sisters join the police force. Ani-puma gets bored, and wants to go out on a tank police raid. But she is over six feet tall, and can't fit in their mini-tank. Ani-puma is a type of android (or bioroid, who can tell with Shirow), and she reveals the power to release all the water in her body, and become a chibi version of herself. After the raid, Ani drinks up the contents of several water coolers, and [[PerfectlyCromulentWord embiggens]] herself again.

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* In the ShirowMasamune Creator/ShirowMasamune manga ''DominionTankPolice'', ''Anime/DominionTankPolice'', the puma sisters join the police force. Ani-puma gets bored, and wants to go out on a tank police raid. But she is over six feet tall, and can't fit in their mini-tank. Ani-puma is a type of android (or bioroid, who can tell with Shirow), and she reveals the power to release all the water in her body, and become a chibi version of herself. After the raid, Ani drinks up the contents of several water coolers, and [[PerfectlyCromulentWord embiggens]] herself again.


* Even ''NeonGenesisEvangelion'' has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hKxd8B4RS8 this]], including the Rei clones and a Deformed version of Unit 01.

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* Even ''NeonGenesisEvangelion'' ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hKxd8B4RS8 this]], including the Rei clones and a Deformed version of Unit 01.

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* Many ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' sketchbook strips have the main and/or supporting characters chibified. This was done often for the "party" or "holiday" strips presumably as it was a convenient way to fit [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters all the characters]] in without it being crowded. [[http://www.egscomics.com/sketchbook/?date=2003-10-26 This]] strip is a good example of this.

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* Art's eyebrows in ''WebComic/SequentialArt'' have been getting bigger and bigger, to the point it's been {{Lampshaded}} in-comic using HypocriticalHumor. His eyebrows were ridiculously big to begin with, though.

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* ''WesternAnimation/HandyManny'' is all chibi all the time.
* ''WesternAnimation/SuperWhy'' is likewise all chibi all the time.


* The pygmies in ''ComicBook/PocketGod'' are drawn like this. Emphasized in the ''Infestation'' crossover, where they only come up to the knee of the more realistically-proportioned Britt.

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* The pygmies in ''ComicBook/PocketGod'' are drawn like this. Emphasized in the ''Infestation'' crossover, CrossThrough, where they only come up to the knee of the more realistically-proportioned Britt.

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