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Basic Trope: The Big Guy doesn't necessarily have to be The Stoic.

  • Straight: Bob expresses his feelings more often and more openly than the other heroes.
  • Exaggerated: All the other heroes are completely expressionless; Bob, a giant man with Super Strength, reacts with his emotions cranked Up to Eleven all the time.
  • Downplayed: Bob expresses certain emotions more openly than other heroes.
  • Justified: Bob's strength means people are more reluctant to mock him for being sissy.
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  • Inverted: Bob is The Stoic; the weaker heroes are more expressive.
  • Subverted: Bob looks like a man who is comfortable with his emotions. However, when Emperor Evulz tortures one of the Five-Man Band, the camera pans across all the heroes, looking infuriated/horrified/tear-stricken...and when the camera gets to Bob, he's completely expressionless.
  • Double Subverted: ...But then it turns out that the stoicism resulted from Bob going into a Heroic BSoD. Afterwards, he wails for an hour, and, after pulling himself together tenderly patches the wounded member up.
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  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Bob is no more or less emotional than other heroes.
  • Enforced: The executives want to send a message that emotions are not sissy, so they have the strongest hero show his emotions the most often and the most openly.
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  • Lampshaded:
    Alice: Bob's built like a boulder, but he's the most expressive of all of us.
  • Invoked: Bob's parents, knowing he's likely to become strong, teach him to be emotionally open.
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: ???
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed:
    Viewer: "I've noticed in movies, it's always the big guys who aren't afraid to cry."
  • Implied: Bob walks past, tears drying on his face.


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