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In any decent teamsomeone's gotta be the powerhouse. If someone needs to bust open the door, hold the line against the enemy, break down boulders, or help you move your furniturethey are the one to turn to. In a fight they're often the one who holds off the army of mooks while the others challenge the Big Bad.
Against stronger enemies they might end up suffering The Worf Effect ; i. While most are passionate and unflinchingly loyal, what holds them back from leadership among the core team is being Dumb Muscle. They know how to knock he together but don't do much in the way of strategy. Despite this, as renowned warriorsthey may still exercise authority over the supporting troops.
Note : The Big Guy may not necessarily be the strongest on the team and usually isn't by the end. They just have to be the one who specializes in fighting or physical duties. Recently more and more women are filling Small guy beats up big guy role, which used to be a rarity unless the whole team was composed of women.
Since physical strength is usually a masculine trait, she may be a tomboy, Lad-etteor mannish. But you can flip this on its head by making her the Amazon: bigand beautiful. If she's playing the tough guy straight, her softer side is often a secret cache of girlish habits which she finds embarrassing. On rare occasions, she may be revealed to be a Butch Lesbiana Tsundereor even a Violently Protective Girlfriend.
Most of the time, the Big Girl is the tomboy and the Chick is the girly girl. Not to be confused with The Strongman though overlap is not unheard of or that other Big Guy. Often a victim of Big Guy Fatality Syndrome. DC Universe :. Marvel Universe :. Community Showcase More. Follow TV Tropes. You need to to do this. Get Known if you don't have an. Shown with The Lancer for scale. I don't even exercise. Comic Books. Robin Series : In Tim's group of civilian friends Callie Evans is the one the others turn to for protection if they think they are going into a situation where they might be attacked.
At least two of her basketball teammates feel the same way, asking her assistance when confronting a football player that tried to rape a classmate. Guy Gardner, among the Earth born Lanterns. She was tinier than her teammates Brute from Hunter's Hellcatsis a hulking, well, brute of a man with a short fuse whose typical reaction to any problem is to attempt to smash it with his bare hands. Teamed with the Justice League or otherwise, Superman is usually considered the big guy or the big gun for the team, and is a mix of Class 2 and Class 5although he's simultaneously The Leader and The Hero.
Justice Society of America : Hourman, being the physically strongest and toughest Small guy beats up big guy the original line-up, is the original Big Guy of the Genius Bruiser kind being a genius Chemist who achieves his power through a pill he created for the team, since Superman was usually little more than cover-decoration.
Though the magnitude of his power varies in how it is depicted, within his Hour of Power, the Man of the Hour has even fought Superman toe to toe. And, though not typically showcased, his Miraclo pill also gives him superhuman speed, making him the second fastest JSAer after The Flash himself. During the Post-Crisis years Power Girl spent a long time as the strongest member of the JSA and the most quick to jump to a physical altercation, despite her fluctuating backstory.
His godbrother Damage has more or less taken up this role in the current JSA, who until Gog repaired his face was definitely a Class 1. Atom Smasher is presumably a reserve member and still drops in on occasion, usually when the team takes on Black Adam. While she isn't the only one with Super Strength or martial arts training, her combination of both makes her the best melee fighter on the team.
Wonder Woman : While Etta Candy was not the strongest nor biggest of the trio consisting of she Wondy and Steve Trevor that dealt with most villains, she was the one who would confidently charge in and fight rather than try for sneakiness like Steve or talking the villains down or pretending to be captured in order to learn more about their opponents. For this reason she was often kept back to charge in once Steve and Diana's attempts at a less violent solution failed. Wonder Woman : Diana's half-brother Lennox serves this role.
He can change his skin to stone and fights with a hammer, making him the team's "tank" character. Marvel Universe : The Avengers had too many varied line-ups in their history, but their "classic" big guy is Thor. She-Hulk when she was with the team as well. Whenever the Hulk teams up with other heroes, he generally fulfils this role. He's also pretty big when he's human, too.
All-New Ultimates have Bombshell, whose power is to make things explode.
The Ultimates : The whole team combined had a hard time dealing with Hulk, but then Thor came and smashed his head into the pavement. Ultimate X-Men : By far the biggest and strongest of the team. He is the "go-to" guy when physical strength is needed. Sometimes they're both on the team together Hulkling in Young Avengers is a Class 2. Arthur Korsky from Circles is a Genius Bruiser and a Gentle Giant who is an expert painter and prefers to paint rather than fight. But with his strength, he can chase down criminals and knock them out with a mighty punch.
Said role fell to Milo Jenkins after the two swapped bodies. In Dynamo5this role is shared by Scrap and Scatterbrain. Scrap is a Cute Bruiserwhile Scatterbrain has sheer size on his side he's a star football player. The Four Daves in Rat Queens. Braga of the Peaches is a female version. Bully, a non-Nazi skinhead from German comic Rudi. Marv from Sin City was deed to be one of these. In Frank Miller 's words: "Conan in a trenchcoat". He's seven feet tall, he's at least four feet wide, he's big and boisterous and strong.
Though only three-apples tall, The Smurfs have Hefty in the comics and the cartoon show and Gutsy in the live-action movie. Jerom, from Suske en Wiske Spike and Suzywould be a typical example of a Class 2 character, Small guy beats up big guy for the fact that he's a bit stocky. Tintin : Captain Haddock is a big man, and though he isn't especially skilled in a fight, those he does hit stay hit. He once ripped a wooden chair in half with his bare hands when angered.
While the director of the space center was still sitting on it. Channon Yarrow of Transmetropolitan is a relatively subtle Big Girl— to be fair, being physically imposing by comparison with Spider Jerusalem isn't that hard. Still, she doesn't easily fit into any of the subtropes. Cross Cases : Sam Winchester is the tallest character in Supernatural at 6'5" cma fact that he is evidently used to when he first meets the 6'9" cm Harry Dresden and is surprised to have to look up at someone for once. This is Played With a bit in that the shorter of the two, Sam, fights like a brawler and is, in Harry's words, built like a brick wall, contrasting against Harry's aikido fighting style and lanky build.
Sam lampshades it in his narration by calling the two of them a pair of scruffy NBA rejects.
Films — Animation. Pumbaa from The Lion King is Class 2. Wreck-It Ralph : The titular Ralph is a 9-feet-tall and pound Hot-Blooded Destructive Savioursomething that he himself lampshades in the opening of the film. Films — Live-Action.
Chewbacca in Star Wars. Class 2 or 3, depending on how you look at Wookiees. True to form, Chewbacca was portrayed by the 7'2" Peter Mayhew, although his official height is 4" more than that. Reprogrammed Imperial security droid K-2SO from Rogue One is only a little shorter being, probably coincidentally, 7'2" tall and looms over all the other characters, especially Jyn Erso whose actress is 5'3". He's a type four: his actual job is strategy while his vocation is providing snark and Brutal Honestyand being huge and very durable is just a tactical advantage as proven when it takes a hail of blaster fire quite a while to kill him on Scarif.
To a lesser extent, there's Baze Malbus, who is only 6' tall, but makes up for it with a giant gatling blaster; he's mostly type one. One in The City of Lost Children. Definitely class 2. Unusual in that he's the main character. Raven in Cecil B. Wang Fu-Ming in Bodyguards and Assassins. Fezzik the Giant in The Princess Bride. Vasquez from Aliensunusual for being the only female member on a mostly-male team aside from Ripleyand for being shorter than everyone else. Actually, there is Dietrich and Ferro who are wasted earlier but it doesn't matter.
Vasquez is the clear point and the Berserker of the group. Boromir and Gimli from The Lord of the Rings. Heavy Duty and Snake Eyes from G. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. Roadblock and Snake Eyes in G. Joe: Retaliation. Andy Knightley from The World's End. The Avengers : The Incredible Hulk. Captain America: Hulk Heracles takes on this role when part of an ensemble, and is one of the earliest recorded Big Guys in human culture. There's a reason why we use the adjective "Herculean" even today. Ajax, being described as a giant of a man towering "head and shoulders" above the rest and incredibly powerful.
He is called the "bulwark of the Achaeans" as their strongest warrior and second-best fighter after Achilles himself. He is never described as receiving in injury in The Iliad. Sir Gawain of Arthurian myth is traditionally described as the biggest and strongest of all Arthur's knights though whether he's the most skilled varies.
According to some stories, his strength triples at noon. Magnus of The Adventure Zone: Balance is this. Tabletop Games. While he is proud of his many shiny buttons and is a genius in Small guy beats up big guy terms N is for Norkhe remains in the Guard because of the content feeling fighting alongside his fellow troopers gives him.
While all Astartes are a minimum of seven feet tall with Power Armor and huge weapons to match, personality-wise the Space Wolves Space Vikings best fit the bill, followed by the White Scars Space Mongolsbeing loud, proudand in the Wolves' case, protective of those weaker than them, an attitude which has not gotten them many friends in the Inquisition. The former chapter has a doctrine of compassion, duty and self-sacrifice; lives among the Small guy beats up big guy of their homeworld when off-duty rather than holed up in a mountain fortress ; and are the only chapter said to have fought for the people during the 2nd and 3rd wars for Armageddon, defending hive cities, supply lines, and evacuees.
Chapter master Tu'Shan even reportedly came to blows with the Marines Malevolent for shelling an invaded refugee encampment. They can also count as Genius Bruiserseven among most other Space Marine chapters, due to their ties and training with the Adeptus Mechanicus. The Ultramarines control a small 'sub-empire' surrounding their homeworld; governed according to the egalatarian ideals of meritocracy and common good instilled in them by their founding Primarch, Roboute Guilliman, and which the Ultramarines despair to find lacking in their brother chapters and other imperial star systems.
Giants in Warhammer have a spotty history as allies and mercenaries, usable by most if not all armies. The latter as the biggest guy in a whole army of big guys. However, the human Imperial city of Middenheim had it's own resident giant in the background: Thunderball, employed as the loader for Middenheim's giant cannon Ulric's Thunder. He was eventually mutated with warpstone by Skaven infiltrators. In Rocket Age Julandri labourers, Maduri and Venusians tower over nearly everyone else and are often wider.
They tend to be Boisterous Bruiser types. Transformers : Sludge of the Dinobots, usually serving as the Dumb Muscle of the team, mixed with Gentle Giant in as much as any Dinobot is "gentle".Small guy beats up big guy
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