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  • Shane Gooseman, the Super Soldier from Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers. He towers over the other three (and, at 19, is probably not finished growing, either!), and can easily take the most damage. Definitely a Class 3, as he comments in "One Million Emotions" that his kind can only get "angry and mad," but was seen in "Supertroopers" being the only one of his kind that questioned his role as a Super Soldier.
    • Another Galaxy Rangers example: Buzzwang. While he may not be programmed for combat, it is possible that he, being a robot, is stronger then the average human.
  • Toph from Avatar: The Last Airbender is a Cute Bruiser variety. Her first episode had her taking on five skilled earthbenders and taking them all out sequentially. Her Disability Superpower certainly helps in that regard; her opponents underestimate her and she kicks up a cloud of dust that doesn't affect the way she "sees."
    • Her original design was a large, muscly man- this is one of many Lampshades hung in "The Ember Island Players," where her part in a play is inexplicably filled by a burly, muscled man. (Toph is delighted.)
    • In Sequel Series The Legend of Korra, Asami Sato fills this role. A cunning Badass Normal martial artist who packs a taser glove, she's somewhere between a type 2 and a type 5; although willowy (and decidedly more femme than Korra), she's the second tallest of the central cast. (Conversely, barrel-chested earthbender Bolin—whose character design is based off of the original concept for Toph, and who looks more like he'd fit the role—is actually The Heart.)
      • Later seasons swap the dynamic. Bolin Takes A Level In Badass learning lavabending giving him massive AOE attacks, emphasizing his raw power and making him the groups hardest hitter. Meanwhile, Asami's driving becomes less relevant as the group moves out of the city and the narrative starts focusing on her role as Korra's confidante and emotional support.
  • Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot: A rather obvious example is the titular Big Guy plays this role on the team dynamic. It's literally right in the name.
  • The Bionic Six's Genius Bruiser, J.D., is not only strong, but may be taller then the rest of the family.
  • Booster from Buzz Lightyear of Star Command is this for Team Lightyear, and often clubs large enemy robots...with other large enemy robots.
  • Gor-illa of Captain Simian and the Space Monkeys fulfills Class 2 and 5. Due to events in the origin story, Gor-illa is a very intelligent, pacifist gorilla who goes into One-Winged Angel mode when angered into a berserker rage.
  • Trevor Belmont from Castlevania is a Class 5 Big Guy for Power Trio being the most combat inclined as a Vampire Hunter. It’s especially evident in the second season when Alucard and Sypha like a couple of nerds have to hit the books and magically trap Dracula’s castle all while Trevor goes One-Man Army on the The Legions of Hell to defend them while they work because combat is his specialty. Though Trevor can overlap with The Leader with all the orders he gives.
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  • Numbuh Four in Codename: Kids Next Door is the rare Cute Bruiser and Dumb Muscle type, who has a random chance of being afflicted with The Worf Effect.
  • Sgt. Mace from C.O.P.S., probably for his usage of heavy weapons.
  • In DuckTales (1987) and Darkwing Duck, Launchpad is a Genius Ditz who is the tallest and strongest of the group.
  • Diana the Acrobat, Being the most athletic of the heroes in the Dungeons & Dragons cartoon.
  • In Futurama when muscle or a degree of inhuman dexterity is required, Bender can be counted as a Class 5 Genius Bruiser, although he's more cunning than clever. If the problem is just with too many Badass Normal mooks, then Leela will go berserker and kick their butts with her ninja skills.
  • Wendy from Gravity Falls normally looks like a laid-back teen girl that happens to be Younger Than They Look due to "freak lumberjack genes" leading to an early growth spurt. Those same freak lumberjack genes also give her the power to snap a huge ex-con's arm like a twig and make her very handy with an axe.
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  • Kon Kujira of Grojband, the band's big, strong, and dimwitted drummer. In contrast, his twin brother Kin is The Smart Guy of the band.
  • Hawkgirl in Justice League. Ironic in that she's physically the smallest member of the league.
    • Split between Hawkgirl and Superman (plus the Martian Manhunter when the writers remember that he can do more than just phase).
  • June from KaBlam!, not in terms of size, but she's definetly the toughest character.
  • The show King Arthur & the Knights of Justice was an interesting example, because it starred a team of football players temporarily taking the place of the Knights of the Round Table, it was unique in having about five big guys (Lineman) who were essentially interchangeable from one story to the next.
  • Nathan Explosion of Metalocalypse is a Class 3 if there ever was one- his growling voice, immense size, and general reputation of brutality hides the fact that, at heart, he's something of a marshmallow. Who loves kitties. And his father. And Disneyland.
  • The Mighty Ducks has Grin—a massive musclebound giant who fights with his bare hands, but also an ardent follower of Zen philosophy, who never uses more force than needed.
  • Rainbow Dash from My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. She's as strong as Applejack, very athletic, and far quicker to request a direct, physical solution than any other team member. She also happens to be pretty dense and, to top it off, she's the Spirit of the Element of Loyalty.
  • In The Penguins of Madagascar Rico is their Big Guy of a perfect Class 1 - he's even got the scar.
  • Buford from Phineas and Ferb. He'd probably like to be regarded as The Brute, but he's actually too nice for that.
  • The Powerpuff Girls: Buttercup is the Cute Bruiser Blood Knight type. Mess with her sisters, or the Professor, though, you're in trouble.
  • Ready Jet Go!: Jet is the tallest of all the children, and occasionally slips into Badass Adorable territory.
  • The Yeti Ti-Yet in Roswell Conspiracies: Aliens, Myths and Legends. Easily the largest of the main characters and only the golem seems to actually be larger.
  • The male half of the SilverHawks' Steel Twins, William "Steelwill" Hart, is a good example.
  • Air Enforcer is this to the Skysurfer Strike Force, being the biggest, strongest member with the most weapons.
  • Super Noobs: Memnock and Zenblock are the only two alien members of the Super Noobs team that consists of six members and both of them fit the role of the big guys due to their size. Zenblock is mainly a class 1 with some elements of class 2. Memnock is definitely a class 2.


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