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Paulo César da Silva (born July 21, 1963) is a UsefulNotes/{{Brazil}}ian {{Professional Wrestl|ing}}er and UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts fighter, better known as Giant Silva. He debuted in 1981 and signed with Wrestling/WorldWrestlingEntertainment, where he was put in Wrestling/TheOddities stable along Wrestling/{{Kurrgan}}, [[Wrestling/JohnTenta Golga]] and other characters. After the group's demise, Silva was fired to make room for Wrestling/TheBigShow. He moved to Mexico for the Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre, where he became incredibly popular as an athletic face giant. He then was recruited by Wrestling/AntonioInoki and left for Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling, joining Giant Singh (after known as Great Khali) to form the team Club 7, Wrestling/MasahiroChono's giant bodyguards. The two titans eventually turned on each other and both left NJPW, with Silva landing in Dream Stage Entertainment. He gained popularity after starting a rather unfortunate MMA career and simultaneously competed in Wrestling/FightingOperaHUSTLE, where he served as [[Wrestling/NobuhikoTakada Generalissimo Takada]]'s main enforcer. After the fall of HUSTLE, Silva kept wrestling in the American wrestling circuit before fading into the darkness. He is apparently retired, and according to rumors, works as a bouncer.

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Paulo César da Silva (born July 21, 1963) is a UsefulNotes/{{Brazil}}ian {{Professional Wrestl|ing}}er and UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts fighter, better known as Giant Silva. He debuted in 1981 and signed with Wrestling/WorldWrestlingEntertainment, where he was put in Wrestling/TheOddities stable along Wrestling/{{Kurrgan}}, [[Wrestling/JohnTenta Golga]] and other characters. After the group's demise, Silva was fired to make room for Wrestling/TheBigShow. He moved to Mexico for the Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre, where he became incredibly popular as an athletic face giant. He then was recruited by Wrestling/AntonioInoki and left for Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling, joining Giant Singh (after (afterwards known as Great Khali) Wrestling/TheGreatKhali) to form the team Club 7, Wrestling/MasahiroChono's giant bodyguards. The two titans eventually turned on each other and both left NJPW, with Silva landing in Dream Stage Entertainment. He gained popularity after starting a rather unfortunate MMA career and simultaneously competed in Wrestling/FightingOperaHUSTLE, where he served as [[Wrestling/NobuhikoTakada Generalissimo Takada]]'s main enforcer. After the fall of HUSTLE, Silva kept wrestling in the American wrestling circuit before fading into the darkness. He is apparently retired, and according to rumors, works as a bouncer.



** In NJPW, he did not have a clear cut one at first, but Wrestling/ManabuNakanishi was possibly the only opponent who made it personal for Silva. Later, after their breakup, Giant Singh became a more classical sworn enemy to him.

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** In NJPW, he did not have a clear cut one at first, but Wrestling/ManabuNakanishi was possibly the only opponent who made it personal for Silva. Later, after their breakup, [[Wrestling/TheGreatKhali Giant Singh Singh]] became a more classical sworn enemy to him.


Paulo César da Silva (born July 21, 1963) is a UsefulNotes/{{Brazil}}ian {{Professional Wrestl|ing}}er and UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts fighter, better known as Giant Silva. He debuted in 1981 and signed with Wrestling/WorldWrestlingEntertainment, where he was put in Wrestling/TheOddities stable along Wrestling/{{Kurrgan}}, [[Wrestling/JohnTenta Golga]] and other characters. After the group's demise, Silva was fired to make room for Wrestling/TheBigShow. He moved to Mexico for the Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre, where he became incredibly popular as an athletic face giant. He then was recruited by Wrestling/AntonioInoki and left for Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling, joining Giant Singh (after known as Great Khali) to form the team Club 7, Wrestling/MasahiroChono's giant bodyguards. The two titans eventually turned on each other and both left NJPW, with Silva landing in Dream Stage Entertainment. He gained popularity after starting a rather unfortunate MMA career and simultaneously competed in Wrestling/{{HUSTLE}}, where he served as [[Wrestling/NobuhikoTakada Generalissimo Takada]]'s main enforcer. After the fall of HUSTLE, Silva kept wrestling in the American wrestling circuit before fading into the darkness. He is apparently retired, and according to rumors, works as a bouncer.

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Paulo César da Silva (born July 21, 1963) is a UsefulNotes/{{Brazil}}ian {{Professional Wrestl|ing}}er and UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts fighter, better known as Giant Silva. He debuted in 1981 and signed with Wrestling/WorldWrestlingEntertainment, where he was put in Wrestling/TheOddities stable along Wrestling/{{Kurrgan}}, [[Wrestling/JohnTenta Golga]] and other characters. After the group's demise, Silva was fired to make room for Wrestling/TheBigShow. He moved to Mexico for the Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre, where he became incredibly popular as an athletic face giant. He then was recruited by Wrestling/AntonioInoki and left for Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling, joining Giant Singh (after known as Great Khali) to form the team Club 7, Wrestling/MasahiroChono's giant bodyguards. The two titans eventually turned on each other and both left NJPW, with Silva landing in Dream Stage Entertainment. He gained popularity after starting a rather unfortunate MMA career and simultaneously competed in Wrestling/{{HUSTLE}}, Wrestling/FightingOperaHUSTLE, where he served as [[Wrestling/NobuhikoTakada Generalissimo Takada]]'s main enforcer. After the fall of HUSTLE, Silva kept wrestling in the American wrestling circuit before fading into the darkness. He is apparently retired, and according to rumors, works as a bouncer.


** In pro wrestling, naturally for a giant like him, his legs and his comparative slowness of reaction were his main weak spots. If the opponents managed to get him on one knee, they could gang up on him and land many cheapshots before he brushed them aside. His stature itself had another very obvious shortcoming: he was so tall that his gravity center was above the third rope, so he was more prone to fall off the ring if pinned against the ropes than smaller wrestlers.
** In MMA, his main weakness was his lack of mobility and training. Even if Silva was pretty fast for a guy his size, his movements were like slow motion for his much smaller opponents, which could outmaneuver him on the ground and strike him without danger while he was busy trying to reposition.

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** In pro wrestling, naturally for a giant like him, his legs and his comparative slowness of reaction were his main weak spots. If the his opponents managed to get him on one knee, they could gang up on him and land many cheapshots before he brushed them aside. His stature itself had another very obvious shortcoming: he was so tall that his gravity center was above the third rope, so he was more prone to fall off the ring than smaller wrestlers if pinned against the ropes than smaller wrestlers.
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** In MMA, his main weakness was his lack of mobility and training. Even if Silva was pretty fast for a guy his size, his movements were like slow motion for his much smaller lighter opponents, which who could outmaneuver him on the ground and strike him without danger while he was busy trying to reposition.



* AlmightyJanitor: The way he was booked in México, Giant Silva would have been virtually undefeatable in singles matches, so he could have taken all the promotion's titles had he wanted. However, he was more content with being a humble ally to any babyface who needed a help against some bunch of rudos.

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* AlmightyJanitor: The way he was booked in México, Giant where he took entire teams by himself, Silva would have been virtually undefeatable in singles matches, so he matches and could have taken all the promotion's titles had he wanted. However, he was more content with being a humble ally to any babyface who needed a help against some bunch of rudos.



** In CMLL, Los Capos, especially their bruiser Gigante Kurgan.

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** In CMLL, Los Capos, especially their own bruiser Gigante Kurgan.



* AssKicksYou: One of his old spots was cornering the entire enemy team against the turnbuckle and bumping them hip-first.
* AtArmsLength: Used this technique in MMA, [[RealityIsUnrealistic seriously]]. His arms and legs were so long that he could easily fend his attacker away from him; his height also made inviable the strategy of hitting ground and pound through his guard, as they didn't reach to his head. Opponents eventually realized this and started capitalizing on his slowness to bypass this defense around him.
* BarbarianHero: Even when playing as a técnico or babyface in México, he was still a giant dude with long hair who roared and bruted his way across the ring.

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* AssKicksYou: One of his old favorite spots was cornering the entire enemy team against the turnbuckle and bumping them hip-first.
* AtArmsLength: Used A variation of this technique situation happened in MMA, [[RealityIsUnrealistic seriously]]. His arms and legs were so long that he could easily fend his attacker away from him; his as Silva's height also made inviable the strategy of and limb length impeded opponents from hitting effective ground and pound through his guard, as guard - simply because they didn't couldn't reach to his head. face from there. Opponents eventually realized this and started capitalizing on his slowness to bypass this defense work around him.
his guard instead of go through it.
* BarbarianHero: Even when playing as a técnico or babyface in México, CMLL, he was still a giant dude with long hair who roared and bruted his way across the ring.



** In CMLL, with Brazo de Plata, the only other superheavyweight in the promotion (and pretty much in the entire México).
** In NJPW, with Masahiro Chono, and also with Giant Singh until their falling out.
** In HUSTLE, with any other mook of the Takada Monster Army, but specially with Giant Vabo.

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** In CMLL, with Brazo de Plata, the Plata (the only other superheavyweight in the promotion (and pretty much in the entire México).
promotion) and any other técnico who needed it. He later allied with Pierroth Jr.
** In NJPW, with Masahiro Chono, Chono and his Team 2000 stable, and also with Giant Singh until their falling out.
** In HUSTLE, with any other mook of the Takada Monster Army, but specially though especially with Giant Vabo.



* BigGood: Silva used to be appointed the babyface team's captain in relevos matches in México, as he was naturally the most difficult to eliminate in any way.

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* BigGood: Silva used to be appointed the babyface team's captain in his relevos matches in México, as he was naturally the most difficult wrestler to eliminate in any way.eliminate.



** In the Oddities. Granted, ALL of the three main male Oddities, Golga, Kurrgan and Silva were huge, but he was the tallest and the least experienced when he entered in WWE.

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** In the Oddities. Granted, ALL of the three main male Oddities, Golga, Kurrgan and Silva Silva, were huge, but he was the tallest and the least experienced when he entered in WWE.



* BoisterousBruiser. In México. He lacked the loudness, but otherwise qualified at being a huge, funny guy who loved to fight.



* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: A given as part of the Oddities, even although he was ironically the least weird of its members. This surfaced briefly in HUSTLE, usually when combined with other, more comedical wrestlers.
* CircusOfFear: His gimmick as part of the Oddities.
* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: Started wearing black after the jolly Oddities disappeared, and it became his usual wear color, both as face and heel.

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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: A given as part of the Oddities, even although he was ironically the least weird of its members. This surfaced briefly re-surfaced occasionally in HUSTLE, usually HUSTLE every time they required a big brute with weird ideas for their comedic vignettes. In a hilarious instance, when combined with other, more comedical wrestlers.
Yuji Shimada asked him to sign up a death risk contract before participating in a weird MMA-rules battle royal, Silva just wrote the kanji for "giraffe" and handed him the document looking all content.
* CircusOfFear: His gimmick as part of the Oddities.
Oddities was a circus freakshow, with Silva playing the world's largest man.
* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: Started wearing black after the jolly Oddities disappeared, ring attire in México, and it became his usual wear color, both as face and heel.heel.
* CovertPervert: In HUSTLE, he was seen backstage overhearing the Evil von Maestros being "satisfied" in a BDSM session with Yinling, which she had promised to every Monster wrestler who won his match that night. Silva immediately motivated himself with HUSTLE Drink and went to defeat Spanky and Titus along with Red Onigumo. Although it was not shown, it is implied he received his own "satisfaction".



* DavidVersusGoliath: It's easy to see why.

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* DavidVersusGoliath: It's easy to see why.Except when facing people like Kurrgan or Akebono, and he was still taller than them.
* DarkerAndEdgier: After some years in CMLL, he started sporting BarbarianLonghair, wearing all black and showing a more serious personality. This became his outlook in Japan when he was brought there as a heel.



* DemotedToExtra: The team match against Kaientai was the one which saw most of Giant Silva in the WWF, as he was relegated to a cornerman to the main team of the Oddities (Golga and Kurrgan) and he was barely tagged in at all in their trios matches, often only to finish an opponent.
* DeusExitMachina: Before a match between Oddities and Too Much in 1999, Droz came and challenged Silva, who promptly slingshotted his way out the ring and went after him. It turned out that it was a ruse concocted to keep Silva away from the ring and impede him to aid his partners, who lost the match via interference from Disciples of Apocalypse while the giant was attacked by Droz InTheBack with a chair.

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* DemotedToExtra: The team match against Kaientai was the one which saw most of Giant Silva in the WWF, as he was relegated to a cornerman to the main team of the Oddities (Golga and Kurrgan) and he was barely tagged in at all in their trios matches, often only to finish an opponent.
* DeusExitMachina: Before a match between Oddities and Too Much in 1999, Droz came and challenged Silva, who promptly slingshotted his way out the ring and went after him. It turned out that it was a ruse concocted to keep Silva away from the ring and impede him to aid his partners, who partners. The Oddities lost the match via interference from Disciples of Apocalypse while the giant was attacked by Droz InTheBack with a chair.chair.
* DissonantSerenity: He was quite the calm guy in México. Not even Los Capos's dirtiest deeds made him overreact beyond a very somere TranquilFury.



* DumbMuscle: Subverted. He was not portrayed as unintelligent whenever he was allowed to develop a character, most notably in CMLL, where he was surprisingly eloquent for a wrestler of his kind. Played straight in HUSTLE, where he received a more generic, even comical monster gimmick, although he was still far from being the most stupid of Takada's cronies.

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* DumbMuscle: Subverted. He was not portrayed as unintelligent whenever he was allowed to develop a character, most notably in CMLL, where he was surprisingly eloquent for a wrestler of his kind. Played straight in HUSTLE, where as he received a more generic, even comical "all brawn, no brains"-like monster gimmick, although gimmick there (though he was still far from being the most stupid of Takada's cronies.cronies).



* [[ItAmusedMe For The Lulz]]: When he pretended to be angry with Mexican interviewer Heliodoro Hinojosa and tossed him onto a pool.



* GiantEqualsInvincible: Justified in México, as the quick grapples and flying attacks which are trademark to lucha libre were ineffective against a guy able to power out from just anything and very difficult to take down. Japanese wrestlers hadn't much better luck, as Silva was also large enough to absorb the puroresu strikes as if nothing.

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* GiantEqualsInvincible: Justified in México, as the quick grapples and flying attacks which that are trademark to lucha libre were ineffective against a guy able to avoid any takedown and power out from just anything and very difficult to take down. anything. Japanese wrestlers hadn't much better luck, as Silva was also large enough to absorb the puroresu strikes as if nothing.



* HeroicSacrifice: Towards the end of tag team matches in México, he sometimes performed a multiple variation of Wrestling/MickFoley's Cactus Clothesline to take opponents with him outside of the ring and allow Silva's allies to finish the ones who were still on the mat.

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* HeroicSacrifice: Towards the end of In his tag team matches in México, he sometimes performed a multiple variation of Wrestling/MickFoley's Cactus Clothesline to take opponents with him outside of the ring and allow Silva's allies to finish the ones who were still on the mat.



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Lost a match against [[Wrestling/{{Rikishi}} HUSTLE Rikishi]] when Silva picked up a TV monitor to bludgeon him and Rikishi kicked it right on his face.

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Lost a match against [[Wrestling/{{Rikishi}} HUSTLE Rikishi]] when Silva picked up a TV monitor to bludgeon him and only for Rikishi kicked to kick it right on his face.



* IncompletelyTrained: Barely had MMA training when he stepped in the ring. He only had a crash course in Brazilian jiu-jitsu with the Gracie family and never learn proper striking, which would have been his strong point thanks to his abnormally long reach (watch Semmy Schilt and Choi Hong-man as examples).
* TheJuggernaut: In Mexico and Japan. He took entire teams of wrestlers by himself, and it were needed copious amounts of willpower and teamwork only to slow him down.
* LightningBruiser: Stood among the CMLL luchadores not only for his gigantic size (of course), but also his incredible aerial capability. The rudos who opposed him characteristiclly freaked out whenever he came from the top rope against them.
* MightyGlacier: In WWE he didn't used any high-flying offensive, being more of a traditional giant which was slow but enormously big and strong.
* NoSell: In pro wrestling, he usually absorbed every strike his opponents threw at him, even if they were several men trying to dropkick him down. On the other hand, nobody could no-sell his own hits.

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* IncompletelyTrained: Barely had MMA training when he stepped in the ring. He only had a crash course in Brazilian jiu-jitsu with the Gracie family and never learn learned proper striking, which would have been his strong point thanks to his abnormally long reach (watch (see Semmy Schilt and Choi Hong-man as examples).
* ItAmusedMe: When he pretended to be angry with Mexican interviewer Heliodoro Hinojosa and tossed him onto a pool.
* TheJuggernaut: In Mexico and Japan. He took entire teams of wrestlers by himself, and it were was needed copious amounts of willpower and teamwork only to merely slow him down.
* LightningBruiser: Stood among the CMLL luchadores not only for his gigantic size (of course), but also his incredible aerial capability.capabilities. The rudos who opposed him characteristiclly freaked out whenever he came from the top rope against them.
* MightyGlacier: In WWE he didn't used any high-flying offensive, being more of a traditional giant which was slow but enormously big and strong.
strong. His late Super Astros matches did allow him to fly a bit, though.
* NoSell: In pro wrestling, he usually absorbed every strike his opponents threw at him, even if they were came from several men trying to dropkick him down.men. On the other hand, nobody could no-sell his own hits.



-->"The size of the person doesn't matter. It does the size of the heart."
* OnlySaneMan: Among all the Oddities, he was the only who did not wear outrageously, had no particular quirks and was not a mentally insane person of any kind. In addition, he was the one who turned serious the fastest when it was needed. He did play along their antics most of the time, though.

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-->"The size of the person doesn't matter. It does the The size of the heart.heart does."
* OnlySaneMan: Among all the Oddities, he was the only who did not wear outrageously, had no particular quirks and was not a mentally insane person of any kind. In addition, he was the scariest and the one who turned serious the fastest when it was needed. He did play along their antics most of the time, though.



** Whenever against other superheavyweights, like Vic Grimes, Viscera, Gigante Kurgan, Giant Singh, HUSTLE Titus and Akebono.

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** Whenever against other superheavyweights, like Vic Grimes, Viscera, Gigante Kurgan, Giant Singh, HUSTLE Titus and Akebono. He had wins over all of them, except Viscera, whom he only faced in an in-ring brawl anyway.



** Has this tendency towards fellow giants. Despite having defeated Giant Singh in a singles match, Silva was mostly beaten up by him when they met again in a team match in Mexico, which was amusingly won by Silva's team anyways. Years after he had another fluke with HUSTLE Titus, being outclassed (but again winning the match).

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** Has this tendency towards fellow giants. Despite having defeated Giant Singh in a singles match, Silva was mostly beaten up by him when they met again in a team match in Mexico, which was amusingly won by Silva's team anyways. Years after he had another fluke with HUSTLE Titus, being physically outclassed (but again winning the match).



* WorldsStrongestMan: In this case, The Largest Man in the World.
* WrestlingMonster

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* WorldsStrongestMan: In this case, The Largest Man in the World.
World. Interestingly, the nickname was not much of an exaggeration: while not in the world, he is still probably the second tallest wrestler in WWF/E history and was certainly the tallest of the roster back when he was part of the Oddities.
* WrestlingMonsterWrestlingMonster: His initial character until the Oddities and while in Japan.


* ThereIsNotKillLikeOverkill: Hit El Pantera, a cruiserweight wrestler, with a ''third'' rope Giant Press. The poor Pantera was rendered explicitly KO with the impact.

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* ThereIsNotKillLikeOverkill: ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: Hit El Pantera, a cruiserweight wrestler, with a ''third'' rope Giant Press. The poor Pantera was rendered explicitly KO with the impact.


** He also echoes Wrestling/GiantSilva, who was a basketball player and had South American nationality like him.

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** He also echoes Wrestling/GiantSilva, Wrestling/GiantGonzalez, who was a basketball player and had South American nationality like him.


Paulo César da Silva (born July 21, 1963) is a UsefulNotes/{{Brazil}}ian {{Professional Wrestl|ing}}er and UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts fighter, better known as Giant Silva. He debuted in 1981 and signed with Wrestling/WorldWrestlingEntertainment, where he was put in the Oddities stable along Wrestling/{{Kurrgan}}, [[Wrestling/JohnTenta Golga]] and other characters. After the group's demise, Silva was fired to make place to Wrestling/TheBigShow. He moved to Mexico for the Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre, where he became incredibly popular as an athletic face giant. He then was recruited by Wrestling/AntonioInoki and left for Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling, joining Giant Singh (after known as Great Khali) to form the team Club 7, Wrestling/MasahiroChono's giant bodyguards. The two titans eventually turned on each other and both left NJPW, with Silva landing in Dream Stage Entertainment. He gained popularity after starting a rather unfortunate MMA career and simultaneously competed in Wrestling/{{HUSTLE}}, where he served as [[Wrestling/NobuhikoTakada Generalissimo Takada]]'s main enforcer. After the fall of HUSTLE, Silva kept wrestling in the American wrestling circuit before fading into the darkness. He is apparently retired, and according to rumors, works as a bouncer.

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Paulo César da Silva (born July 21, 1963) is a UsefulNotes/{{Brazil}}ian {{Professional Wrestl|ing}}er and UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts fighter, better known as Giant Silva. He debuted in 1981 and signed with Wrestling/WorldWrestlingEntertainment, where he was put in the Oddities Wrestling/TheOddities stable along Wrestling/{{Kurrgan}}, [[Wrestling/JohnTenta Golga]] and other characters. After the group's demise, Silva was fired to make place to room for Wrestling/TheBigShow. He moved to Mexico for the Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre, where he became incredibly popular as an athletic face giant. He then was recruited by Wrestling/AntonioInoki and left for Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling, joining Giant Singh (after known as Great Khali) to form the team Club 7, Wrestling/MasahiroChono's giant bodyguards. The two titans eventually turned on each other and both left NJPW, with Silva landing in Dream Stage Entertainment. He gained popularity after starting a rather unfortunate MMA career and simultaneously competed in Wrestling/{{HUSTLE}}, where he served as [[Wrestling/NobuhikoTakada Generalissimo Takada]]'s main enforcer. After the fall of HUSTLE, Silva kept wrestling in the American wrestling circuit before fading into the darkness. He is apparently retired, and according to rumors, works as a bouncer.


** He also echoes Giant González, who was a basketball player and had South American nationality like him.

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** He also echoes Giant González, Wrestling/GiantSilva, who was a basketball player and had South American nationality like him.



* ForTheLulz: When he pretended to be angry with Mexican interviewer Heliodoro Hinojosa and tossed him onto a pool.

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* ForTheLulz: [[ItAmusedMe For The Lulz]]: When he pretended to be angry with Mexican interviewer Heliodoro Hinojosa and tossed him onto a pool.


* BreakupBreakout: Subverted. Giant Singh went to became the most famous of Club 7, as he moved to Wrestling/{{WWE}} and became The Great Khali. Silva nonetheless is the better remembered and liked of the two in Japan (thanks to his career in PRIDE and Wrestling/FightingOperaHUSTLE) and México (for his previous tenure in CMLL).



!!! "Giant Tropes":

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"Giant Tropes":


Paulo César da Silva (b. 1963) is a UsefulNotes/{{Brazil}}ian {{Professional Wrestl|ing}}er and UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts fighter, better known as Giant Silva. He debuted in 1981 and signed with Wrestling/WorldWrestlingEntertainment, where he was put in the Oddities stable along Wrestling/{{Kurrgan}}, [[Wrestling/JohnTenta Golga]] and other characters. After the group's demise, Silva was fired to make place to Wrestling/TheBigShow. He moved to Mexico for the Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre, where he became incredibly popular as an athletic face giant. He then was recruited by Wrestling/AntonioInoki and left for Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling, joining Giant Singh (after known as Great Khali) to form the team Club 7, Wrestling/MasahiroChono's giant bodyguards. The two titans eventually turned on each other and both left NJPW, with Silva landing in Dream Stage Entertainment. He gained popularity after starting a rather unfortunate MMA career and simultaneously competed in Wrestling/{{HUSTLE}}, where he served as [[Wrestling/NobuhikoTakada Generalissimo Takada]]'s main enforcer. After the fall of HUSTLE, Silva kept wrestling in the American wrestling circuit before fading into the darkness. He is apparently retired, and according to rumors, works as a bouncer.

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Paulo César da Silva (b. (born July 21, 1963) is a UsefulNotes/{{Brazil}}ian {{Professional Wrestl|ing}}er and UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts fighter, better known as Giant Silva. He debuted in 1981 and signed with Wrestling/WorldWrestlingEntertainment, where he was put in the Oddities stable along Wrestling/{{Kurrgan}}, [[Wrestling/JohnTenta Golga]] and other characters. After the group's demise, Silva was fired to make place to Wrestling/TheBigShow. He moved to Mexico for the Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre, where he became incredibly popular as an athletic face giant. He then was recruited by Wrestling/AntonioInoki and left for Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling, joining Giant Singh (after known as Great Khali) to form the team Club 7, Wrestling/MasahiroChono's giant bodyguards. The two titans eventually turned on each other and both left NJPW, with Silva landing in Dream Stage Entertainment. He gained popularity after starting a rather unfortunate MMA career and simultaneously competed in Wrestling/{{HUSTLE}}, where he served as [[Wrestling/NobuhikoTakada Generalissimo Takada]]'s main enforcer. After the fall of HUSTLE, Silva kept wrestling in the American wrestling circuit before fading into the darkness. He is apparently retired, and according to rumors, works as a bouncer.


** In CMLL, Los Capos.

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** In CMLL, Los Capos.Capos, especially their bruiser Gigante Kurgan.



** The same as the previous in National Wrestling Superstars.



* TheBrute: First for Masahiro Chono and later for Generalissimo Takada.

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* TheBrute: First for Masahiro Chono and Chono, later for Pierroth Jr. and finally for Generalissimo Takada.



* CelebrityResemblance: With his long hair, he looks very like Carles Pujol, which was noted by European fans.

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* CelebrityResemblance: With his long hair, hair and face, he looks very like Carles Pujol, which was noted by European fans.



* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: A given as part of the Oddities, although he was ironically the most normal of its members. This surfaced briefly in HUSTLE, usually when combined with other, more comedical wrestlers.

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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: A given as part of the Oddities, even although he was ironically the most normal least weird of its members. This surfaced briefly in HUSTLE, usually when combined with other, more comedical wrestlers.



* CurbstompBattle: The majory of his wins. He has wrestled more handicap matches than single ones, but he has [[TheJuggernaut never allowed it to bother him.]]

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* CurbstompBattle: The majory of his wins. He Silva has wrestled more handicap matches than single ones, but he has [[TheJuggernaut never allowed it to bother him.]]



* DemotedToExtra: The team match against Kaientai was the one which saw most of Giant Silva in the WWF, as he was relegated to a cornerman to the main team of the Oddities (Golga and Kurrgan) and he was barely tagged in at all in their trios matches, often only to finish an opponent and dance afterwards.

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* DemotedToExtra: The team match against Kaientai was the one which saw most of Giant Silva in the WWF, as he was relegated to a cornerman to the main team of the Oddities (Golga and Kurrgan) and he was barely tagged in at all in their trios matches, often only to finish an opponent and dance afterwards.opponent.



** In México, CMLL briefly brought Kurrgan to have another giant wrestler to feud with Silva, who was a solid babyface. They had some clashes before Kurrgan disappeared from Mexican TV.

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** In México, CMLL Los Capos briefly brought Kurrgan (as Gigante Kurgan) to have another their own giant wrestler to feud with Silva, who was a solid babyface.counter Silva. They had some clashes before Kurrgan disappeared from Mexican TV.



* FoeTossingCharge: When crouched down and surrounded by enemies, he would simply stand up casting his arms aside, which was enough to make all the gang fly around if they were lighter enough.

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* FoeTossingCharge: A variation. When crouched down and surrounded by enemies, he would simply stand up casting his arms aside, which was enough to make all the gang fly around if they were lighter light enough.



* GentleGiant: In real life.
* TheGiant: [[CaptainObvious Well, duh]].

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* GentleGiant: In Both when playing a babyface and in real life.
* TheGiant: [[CaptainObvious Well, duh]].A clear example, although he was an atypical one in that he wrestled as a babyface for a good part of his career and had several high-flying techniques.



* MightyGlacier: In WWE he didn't used his high-flying offensive, being more of a traditional giant which was slow but enormously big and strong.

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* MightyGlacier: In WWE he didn't used his any high-flying offensive, being more of a traditional giant which was slow but enormously big and strong.



* UnstoppableForceMeetsImmovableObject: Met Akebono in which was probably the heaviest MMA matchup ever. Silva won, though whether he was the unstoppable force or the immovable object is a more difficult question.

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* UnstoppableForceMeetsImmovableObject: Met Akebono UnstoppableForceMeetsImmovableObject:
** Whenever against other superheavyweights, like Vic Grimes, Viscera, Gigante Kurgan, Giant Singh, HUSTLE Titus and Akebono.
** Speaking of Akebono, he met him
in which what was probably the heaviest MMA matchup ever. Silva won, though whether he was the unstoppable force or the immovable object is a more difficult question.



** Has this tendency towards fellow giants. Despite having defeated Giant Singh in a singles match, Silva was mostly beaten up by him when they met again in a team match in Mexico, which was amusingly won by Silva's team anyways. Years after he had another fluke with HUSTLE Titus (but again winning the match).

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** He was taken out with ease by Viscera when the Ministry of Darkness kicked the Oddities out of WWF.
** Has this tendency towards fellow giants. Despite having defeated Giant Singh in a singles match, Silva was mostly beaten up by him when they met again in a team match in Mexico, which was amusingly won by Silva's team anyways. Years after he had another fluke with HUSTLE Titus Titus, being outclassed (but again winning the match).


* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: A given as part of the Oddities, although he was ironically the most normal of its members. This surfaced briefly in HUSTLE, usually when combined with other, more comedical wrestlers.



* TheDreaded: A legitimate badass like Heath Herring spent most of Silva's PRIDE debut circling away and running away from him. It was only when opponents learned that Silva was not as dangerous in close quarters as he seemed that he started to be in the receiving end.
* DumbMuscle: Subverted. He was not portrayed as unintelligent whenever he was allowed to develop a character, most notably in CMLL, where he was surprisingly eloquent for a wrestler of his kind. Played straight in HUSTLE, however, as there he played a more generic character.

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* TheDreaded: TheDreaded:
** Not even the worst dissers of the Oddities dared to underestimate Silva. The Kaientai guys ''implored'' him not to enter the ring, and ICP made sure he was tied down while they humiliated the rest after their betrayal.
**
A legitimate badass like Heath Herring spent most of Silva's PRIDE debut circling away and running away from him. It was only when opponents learned that Silva was not as dangerous in close quarters as he seemed that he started to be in the receiving end.
* DumbMuscle: Subverted. He was not portrayed as unintelligent whenever he was allowed to develop a character, most notably in CMLL, where he was surprisingly eloquent for a wrestler of his kind. Played straight in HUSTLE, however, as there where he played received a more generic character.generic, even comical monster gimmick, although he was still far from being the most stupid of Takada's cronies.


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* OnlySaneMan: Among all the Oddities, he was the only who did not wear outrageously, had no particular quirks and was not a mentally insane person of any kind. In addition, he was the one who turned serious the fastest when it was needed. He did play along their antics most of the time, though.


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* ThereIsNotKillLikeOverkill: Hit El Pantera, a cruiserweight wrestler, with a ''third'' rope Giant Press. The poor Pantera was rendered explicitly KO with the impact.


** In MMA, his main weakness was his lack of mobility. Even if Silva was pretty fast for a guy his size, his movements were like slow motion for his much smaller opponents, which could outmaneuver him on the ground and strike him without danger while he was busy trying to reposition.

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** In MMA, his main weakness was his lack of mobility.mobility and training. Even if Silva was pretty fast for a guy his size, his movements were like slow motion for his much smaller opponents, which could outmaneuver him on the ground and strike him without danger while he was busy trying to reposition.



* ArchEnemy: Wrestling/{{Akebono}}, the only name in puroresu who could top him in size. They even had a MMA fight in PRIDE, with Silva coming victorious. In real life, however, they were close friends.

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* ArchEnemy: ArchEnemy:
** In CMLL, Los Capos.
** In NJPW, he did not have a clear cut one at first, but Wrestling/ManabuNakanishi was possibly the only opponent who made it personal for Silva. Later, after their breakup, Giant Singh became a more classical sworn enemy to him.
** In HUSTLE,
Wrestling/{{Akebono}}, the only name in puroresu who could top him in size. They even had a MMA fight in PRIDE, with Silva coming victorious. In real life, however, they were close friends.



-->"Did you see, Dr. Wagner? Here on the field I am the king, and on the ring, same. So I want to invite you to a match against us, either here or there. Bring in your most valuable players."

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-->"Did you see, Dr. Wagner? Here on the field field, I am the king, and on the ring, same. So I want to invite you to a match against us, either here or there. Bring in your most valuable players."



* TheBigGuy: As a face.
** He also had this role in the Oddities. Granted, ALL of the three main male Oddities, Golga, Kurrgan and Silva were huge, but he was the tallest and the least experienced when he entered in WWE.

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* TheBigGuy: As a face.
TheBigGuy:
** He also had this role in In the Oddities. Granted, ALL of the three main male Oddities, Golga, Kurrgan and Silva were huge, but he was the tallest and the least experienced when he entered in WWE.WWE.
** In CMLL, for any heroic wrestler who needed his help, especially if it was a midget wrestler and/or against Los Capos.



* BreakupBreakout: Among the Club 7 tag team, Giant Singh went to became the most worldwide famous of the duo, as he moved to Wrestling/{{WWE}} and became The Great Khali, so he was the one who broke out. Silva nonetheless is the most famous and remembered in Japan thanks to his career in PRIDE and Wrestling/FightingOperaHUSTLE, but American fans barely remember or even know him.

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* BreakupBreakout: Among the Club 7 tag team, Subverted. Giant Singh went to became the most worldwide famous of the duo, Club 7, as he moved to Wrestling/{{WWE}} and became The Great Khali, so he was the one who broke out. Khali. Silva nonetheless is the most famous and better remembered and liked of the two in Japan thanks (thanks to his career in PRIDE and Wrestling/FightingOperaHUSTLE, but American fans barely remember or even know him.Wrestling/FightingOperaHUSTLE) and México (for his previous tenure in CMLL).



* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: Started wearing black after the jolly Oddities disappeared, and it became his usual wear color.

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* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: Started wearing black after the jolly Oddities disappeared, and it became his usual wear color.color, both as face and heel.



* DumbMuscle: Subverted. He was not portrayed as unintelligent whenever he was allowed to develop a character, most notably in CMLL, where he was surprisingly eloquent for a wrestler of his kind. Played straight in HUSTLE, however, as there he played a more generic character.



* TheJuggernaut: In Mexico and Japan. He took entire teams of wrestlers by himself, and it were needed copious amounts of willpoer and teamwork only to slow him down.

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* TheJuggernaut: In Mexico and Japan. He took entire teams of wrestlers by himself, and it were needed copious amounts of willpoer willpower and teamwork only to slow him down.



* TheQuietOne: He was never given the mic during his WWE tenure (albeit he once made the chorus for a singing Kurrgan). He was quite the opposite in Mexico, though.



* ThrowTheMookAtThem: A specialty of his was military press an opponent and toss him onto his cronies. It specially memorable in WWF Summerslam 98, when he grabbed Wrestling/TAKAMichinoku and threw him outside onto the entire Kaientai.

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* ThrowTheMookAtThem: A specialty of his was military press pressing an opponent and toss tossing him onto his cronies. It was specially memorable in WWF Summerslam 98, when he grabbed Wrestling/TAKAMichinoku and threw him outside onto the entire Kaientai.



* TheVoiceless: He had zero lines during his WWE tenure (albeit he once made the chorus for a singing Kurrgan). He was quite the opposite in Mexico, though.
* TheWorfEffect: Has this tendency towards fellow giants. Despite having defeated Giant Singh in a singles match, Silva was mostly beaten up by him when they met again in a team match in Mexico, which amusingly was won by Silva's team. Years after he had another fluke with HUSTLE Titus (but again winning the match).

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* TheVoiceless: He had zero lines during his WWE tenure (albeit he once made the chorus for a singing Kurrgan). He was quite the opposite in Mexico, though.
* TheWorfEffect:
TheWorfEffect:
**
Has this tendency towards fellow giants. Despite having defeated Giant Singh in a singles match, Silva was mostly beaten up by him when they met again in a team match in Mexico, which was amusingly was won by Silva's team.team anyways. Years after he had another fluke with HUSTLE Titus (but again winning the match).



* WorldsStrongestMan: The Largest Man in the World

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* WorldsStrongestMan: In this case, The Largest Man in the WorldWorld.


Paulo César da Silva (b. 1963) is a UsefulNotes/{{Brazil}}ian {{Professional Wrestl|ing}}er and UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts fighter, better known as Giant Silva. He debuted in 1981 and signed with Wrestling/WorldWrestlingEntertainment, where he was put in the Oddities stable along Wrestling/{{Kurrgan}}, [[Wrestling/JohnTenta Golga]] and other characters. After the group's demise, Silva was fired to make place to Wrestling/TheBigShow. He moved to Mexico for the Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre, where he became incredibly popular as an athletic face giant. He then was recruited by Wrestling/AntonioInoki and left for Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling, joining Giant Singh (after known as Great Khali) to form the team Club 7, Masahiro Chono's giant bodyguards. The two titans eventually turned on each other and both left NJPW, with Silva landing in Dream Stage Entertainment. He gained popularity after starting a rather unfortunate MMA career and simultaneously competed in Wrestling/{{HUSTLE}}, where he served as [[Wrestling/NobuhikoTakada Generalissimo Takada]]'s main enforcer. After the fall of HUSTLE, Silva kept wrestling in the American wrestling circuit before fading into the darkness. He is apparently retired, and according to rumors, works as a bouncer.

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Paulo César da Silva (b. 1963) is a UsefulNotes/{{Brazil}}ian {{Professional Wrestl|ing}}er and UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts fighter, better known as Giant Silva. He debuted in 1981 and signed with Wrestling/WorldWrestlingEntertainment, where he was put in the Oddities stable along Wrestling/{{Kurrgan}}, [[Wrestling/JohnTenta Golga]] and other characters. After the group's demise, Silva was fired to make place to Wrestling/TheBigShow. He moved to Mexico for the Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre, where he became incredibly popular as an athletic face giant. He then was recruited by Wrestling/AntonioInoki and left for Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling, joining Giant Singh (after known as Great Khali) to form the team Club 7, Masahiro Chono's Wrestling/MasahiroChono's giant bodyguards. The two titans eventually turned on each other and both left NJPW, with Silva landing in Dream Stage Entertainment. He gained popularity after starting a rather unfortunate MMA career and simultaneously competed in Wrestling/{{HUSTLE}}, where he served as [[Wrestling/NobuhikoTakada Generalissimo Takada]]'s main enforcer. After the fall of HUSTLE, Silva kept wrestling in the American wrestling circuit before fading into the darkness. He is apparently retired, and according to rumors, works as a bouncer.



* TheBrute[=/=]EvilIsBigger: As a heel.

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* TheBrute[=/=]EvilIsBigger: As a heel.TheBrute: First for Masahiro Chono and later for Generalissimo Takada.

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