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Aug 6th 2016 at 4:17:22 PM •••

Can a character, that looks like a Fragile Speedster or Glass Cannon, but actually is a Stone Wall and lacks the offensive power of a Mighty Glacier, be included in this trope? This trope means "someone/something that is far more durable that their fragile looks suggest", the inversion of the Acrofatic trope, right?

Nov 25th 2015 at 5:36:30 PM •••

If Link in Super Smash Bros. isn't this trope, then what is he? He is a Jack-of-All-Stats to an extent, but like Samus, his stats aren't perfectly balanced (he has a bit more strength and a bit less speed than Mario, the roster's definitive "all-rounder" character). The Tier-Induced Scrappy page refers to him as "a Mighty Glacier that isn't very mighty" or something along those lines.

Nov 19th 2013 at 9:04:38 AM •••

Could this trope be possible in Real Life, because from what I've read and heard, women have less muscle-mass than men, but have greater flexibility to make up for it.

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May 4th 2012 at 5:58:39 AM •••

Several of the listed examples (e.g. Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha's Vita and Mahou Sensei Negima's Asuna) aren't slow enough to count as Mighty Glaciers, though they do have the offensive and defensive power aspects down. Do they still count as Glacier Waif?

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Aug 27th 2014 at 7:23:52 AM •••

Asuna never learned the Shundo technique as far as I know. She's a great marathon runner, and can amp up her reaction-time and overall muscle output using Kanka, but relative to the rest of the cast she may as well be a snail without that move.

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Aug 27th 2014 at 8:09:15 AM •••

In answer to the original question: no. This trope is Mighty Glacier + small, and Mighty Glacier is defined as 1.) strong, 2.) slow. Someone who's just strong + small without the slow would be a Pint-Sized Powerhouse.

Not familiar with Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha or Mahou Sensei Negima so I'll leave it to those who are to decide whether those examples are slow enough to count; just make sure that it's established in the example entry that they are slow to avoid Zero Context Examples.

Jan 20th 2012 at 11:56:56 PM •••

Should Gogo Yubari from {{Kill Bill} be added?

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