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  • The Amazing World of Gumball: Gumball's mother, Nicole, can easily beat up a humungous T-Rex. Other characters also have super strength but it's mostly because of their species or size.
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra:
    • Earth Benders in general are granted superior strength this includes moving and lifting boulders, bending steel like it's paper and even spiting entire frigging continents apart. The only subversion comes from the fact this only applies to earth and it's minerals. As subtly showcased when crossing the desert Toph stubs her foot on a partly submersed wooden raft and instead of breaking it she falls down in pain rubbing her foot, despite being shown able to smash a boulder apart with her forehead in the previous episode. Also later in Korra even Metal Benders note  can nothing against Hiroshi Sato's platinum mech suits since platinum is a too refined mineral to bend.
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    • Fire Benders are no slouches either, Zuko in particular could kick a boulder out of the air which was going to execute his uncle, break steel chains with an ax kick, send a man flying with a hilt of his sword and overpower another man with one hand and with his swords Zuko is a master able to smash flying stones out of the air and take down multiple firebenders with the blades in his debut episode as the Blue Spirit. Later he easily matches Jet despite the latter being a Badass Normal and being unable to use fire to defend himself as Jet was hoping for. In comics Zuko can Neck Lift his sister Azula with one hand while she yells madly at him.
      • Iroh while training in prison does a one handed chin lift while chewing a apple, the rigorous training gives him an impressive amount of muscle mass for such an old man.
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    • Avatars naturally have Super Human Strength
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  • Raseem in The Arabian Knights.
  • In Batman Beyond, the Batsuit gives Terry McGinnis super strength.
  • A few of Ben's aliens in Ben10 possess super strength compared to humans. Four-Arms and Humongousaur are two of his strongest forms, though others are also far stronger than the average human. Vilgax is also incredibly strong, whether it's due to cybernetics or powers he took from defeated opponents, to the point that he can easily manhandle Ben's stronger alien forms.
  • One of Bravestarr's animal-based powers is "strength of the bear."
  • It varies from episode to episode, but chances are that Shnitzel from Chowder will be capable of lifting tons at a time.
  • Castlevania:
  • Cow and Chicken has Supercow, who can throw groups of villains off of herself, and the Red Guy, who can throw away a crystal several times his size.
  • Comet Guy, a frequent annoyance to Darkwing Duck, has this, as do most of those from his homeworld.
  • Ord from Dragon Tales can launch a baseball out of bounds by throwing it, and who knows what happens when it lands?
  • Ed from Ed, Edd n Eddy is shown to have incredible feats of strength such as lifting the pavement out of a sidewalk, uprooting a tree and carrying it along with him, carrying a cow on his shoulders while running, bending swing sets and monkey bars into the shapes of chickens, lifting a whole house off the ground, etc... His strength tends to vary Depending on the Writer, and also depending on when it would be funny.
    • Rolf and Sarah are also shown to be incredibly strong too, and are pretty much in the same boat as Ed.
  • On The Fairly OddParents, The Crimson Chin has this power. Timmy's parents get it as Mighty Mom & Dyno Dad, Francis and Trixie get it briefly in "The Big Superhero Wish", and Timmy gets it in an Oh Yeah! Cartoons short.
  • Radioactive waste gave Lois this power in one Family Guy episode.
  • Edwardo from Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends can carry the bus around extremely easily. He doesn't even break a sweat while doing so.
  • The eponymous gargoyles from Gargoyles. Even the smallest, Lexington, is physically much stronger than a normal human, able to bend steel and iron and rip walls out with ease. Goliath and Demona are the strongest of them all-Goliath was actually stated to be able to use a bus as a weapon, and Demona yanked out a massive boulder with ease and uses it as a wrecking ball.
  • Gravity Falls has two examples: Manly Dan Corduroy (who, at one point, defeated Dipper in the manliness tester with just his pinky finger) and his daughter Wendy, who obviously inherited her strength from her father.
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas!: "Then, the true meaning of Christmas shone through, and the Grinch found the strength of ten Grinches, plus two!"
    • He does this is in the movie version too, but given the expanded theme of the movie (how materialism is bad, and one of the reasons for his dislike of Christmas), finding the spirit of Christmas isn't what gives him strength; in fact, that makes him consider letting it fall, seeing as he realizes "they're only toys" and not worth risking his life. Then, however, he sees that Cindy Lou is on top of the sled, and with something truly worth saving on it, he gains enough strength to lift it.
  • Laney Penn from Grojband easily lifts up Trina in the episode "Pop Goes the Bubble".
  • The power of the Ox Talisman in Jackie Chan Adventures.
  • The Gnormans on Jimmy Two-Shoes.
  • The titular character of Kaeloo, whenever she transforms.
  • Hego from Team Go in Kim Possible has Super Strength as his power.
  • Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts: One of the effects of her mute transformations. Just a partial transformation allows her to crush steel with her bare hand. A full transform like the one she gains in the season one finale, turns her whole arm becomes a huge jaguar paw which allows her easily lift boulders and send monsters flying.
  • Jenny frequently used hers on My Life as a Teenage Robot; her Bragging Theme Tune claims she has "the strength of a million-and-seventy men."
  • My Little Pony:
    • My Little Pony 'n Friends: In "Through the Door", Hercules is strong enough to casually lift buildings to clean their undersides. When the legends' powers start fading after spending too much time in the real world, his strength begins to vanish.
    • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic:
      • An extremely common piece of Fanon is that the earth ponies have Super Strength as a special ability, to correct a perceived "imbalance" between the pegasi that have flight, unicorns that have magic, and earth ponies that otherwise have neither. This is eventually confirmed in the season four finale, when Celestia notes that Lord Tirek has been absorbing pony magic, she specifically points out that earth ponies got their strength stolen, as opposed to unicorns (who lose their magic abilities) and pegasi (who lose the ability to fly). Earth ponies breaking through walls or doors or being called on to do the heavy lifting is a common sight. Even considering that, Maud Pie and Big Macintosh are implied to be especially powerful even by earth pony standards.
      • Big Macintosh is regularly shown as far and away one of the strongest ponies in the show — at one point, the CMC tied a house to him and it only barely slowed him down for a second before he continued on his way, dragging the house behind him.
      • Pinkie's sister Maud is capable of chucking rocks so hard that they explode as well as shattering boulders with her bare hooves. It's foreshadowed a bit earlier than that, too — she thinks a gem from Rarity's hat is rock candy (in this universe, it's made from actual rocks, but apparently ones that aren't as hard as your average stone found on the ground) and has no trouble crunching into it.
      • It's implied Pinkie may have this as a latent trait, too. In "The Cutie Re-Mark, Part 1", in the Crystal War timeline, she's shown alongside her sister shattering a boulder with her forehooves, easily keeping pace with Maud. Combined with their dad later being shown to easily bite into and eat a rock, it's likely that Super Strength runs in the Pie family.
      • Applejack fits here too. When you can clear all of the apples out of a tree in a single kick (something that Appleloosa ponies have to do in groups and with multiples kicks) even while sleep deprived, stop a speeding runaway cart going down hill dead in its tracks with a single kick, send a bell flying sky-high during a bucking contest, and knock over a tall tree with a single kick, you definitely qualify as this trope.
      • In "Crusaders of the Lost Mark", an unnamed earth pony schoolfilly is strong enough to casually uproot and lift a building with her head. In the same episode, a colt can lift a seesaw off the ground and carry it around with ease by picking it up with his teeth.
      • Rockhoof, a legendary earth pony hero, is stated to be the "strongest pony in the realm" and seen as a paragon of strength to the point its his "proto-Element". Even by earth pony standards his strength is enormous, to the point he can dig a giant trench around his village with only a shovel in a matter of moments and like Maud can hurl giant boulders through the air.
      • Bulk Biceps is a pegasus example, with ridiculously large muscles and a dumbbell cutie mark. He has demonstrated the ability to bench press weights with another pony sitting on it, and smash through solid walls. Similarly, in one episode, the pegasus Rainbow Dash arm wrestles Applejack and wins.
      • In his introduction episode, Tank the tortoise lifts a rock several times his own size to save Rainbow Dash. Tenacity indeed.
  • The Powerpuff Girls are all smaller than even the smallest human child in their age range, yet have the ability to lift tons at a time.
  • How about the Bull Dog from the "Barbeque Story" episode of Rugrats? That thing literally pulled its own dog house out of the ground, nail by nail! Just imagine what it could've done to Tommy and Chuckie if Spike didn't come to their rescue.
  • In Ready Jet Go!, Celery possesses super strength, as she is able to lift up the saucer with one hand, as shown in "A Hammer and a Feather".
  • She-Ra and the Princesses of Power:
    • Adora gets this in her She-Ra Super Mode as an upgrade from her normal form, in which she is merely jacked. In several episodes, she throws tanks and robots through the air. She lifts up an entire cart one-handed in "Flowers for She-Ra", and during her fight with Catra in "The Battle of Bright Moon", her bare-handed attacks cause stone to shatter.
    • Scorpia is roughly as strong as She-Ra. In "Roll With It", she is able to block She-Ra's punches and throw her through the air. In "White Out", she is able to restrain a She-Ra who has gone completely berserk due to a virus. In "Princess Scorpia", she lifts several huge crates at the same time when the other soldiers where struggling to budge one.
    • Hordak's cybernetic exoskeleton endows him with super strength as well. In "Moment of Truth", he tears a pillar off of its foundation and hurls it at Bow and Glimmer. In "Coronation", he picks up a fragment of broken machinery twice his size and throws it with ease. However, if the First Ones' crystal powering the exoskeleton is removed, he loses his strength.
  • This is one of her powers in SheZow, as SheZow can lift anything heavy rendering her indestructible.
  • Lisa Simpson had this power in a Treehouse of Horror episode of The Simpsons.
  • Sonia the Hedgehog in Sonic Underground is physically the strongest of the Hedgehog triplets. In one episode, she picks up and throws Dingo with relative ease.
  • SpongeBob SquarePants:
    • Patrick, who can at times throw boulders as if they were pebbles and break through steel walls.
    • There's also Mr. Krabs, who can move the entire Krust Krab establishment.
    • Lets not forget Sandy Cheeks or Larry the Lobster.
    • Squidward and Plankton have occasionally been shown having this, like in "Patty Caper" and "Bucket Sweet Bucket", respectively.
  • Stan Lee's Superhero Kindergarten has Pedro Power, whose power is super-strength, though even he can't break free of Blockbuster's blocks.
  • Steven Universe: Some Gems have this power, like Rose Quartz, and Steven.
  • From Teen Titans, Cyborg, Starfire, Beast Boy (depending on form; his gorilla form is the go-to for feats of strength, although it is dwarfed by his Elephant and Tyrannosaurus rex forms), Pantha, and Aqualad.
  • In Transformers Animated, there's the freakishly strong Bane knockoff Colossus Rhodes, who uses futuristic steroids to bulk up to enormous sizes and toss around car-sized robots. Later, after Sari discovers she's half-Cybertronian, she's able to casually lift a full oil drum with each hand.
  • Brock Samson of The Venture Bros. fame has what's best described as Charles Atlas Superpower but there are times (particularly when angry) when he pushes into the realm of Super Strength like when he ripped apart a car that had been programmed to kill him with his bare hands. Whilst shedding Manly Tears (the car in question being his own beloved Charger).
  • Winx Club has spells that bestow this ability:
    • During the final battle of the second season Faragonda and Griffin are faced with a magic-proof monster, and dispatch it by using such a spell on Codatorta. As Codatorta already had minor super strength and the skills of an experienced warrior, the monster is quickly defeated.
    • Back in first season Darcy used one such spell on herself before stomping the ground with such strength to split it and cause a minor earthquake. She never did it again.


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