Hardly a day goes by without somebody asking Girl looking for huge Grogan to quote a line from Gregory's Girl, the teenage romantic comedy set in a Scottish new town which became an unlikely hit when it was released 40 years ago this week. Grogan, whose career also included huge success as a pop star in the band Altered Images, told BBC Scotland she does not mind the constant reminders of a film she made when she was a teenager. The film was written and directed by Scottish filmmaker Bill Forsyth, who was also later responsible for the classic Local Hero. When he came up with the idea for Gregory's Girl he says it was because he had no budget and was working with youth theatre kids because they were "cheaper and more easily exploited".
Some writers like pairing up characters of the opposite sex and opposite ends of the size spectrum. The height difference goes well beyond One Head Tallerand the tall one is often several times wider to boot.
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Averted more often than not in film and Live-Action TVwhere props and camera angles are employed to equalize the heights of the leading man and lady, to make filming easier otherwise, getting them in the same shot would be a pain in the arse. Even when the actors themselves represent this trope, if it appears on screen you can be sure there was an intentional choice to invoke it.
Usually, it's the man who's bigger. This is an exaggeration with some basis in truth: the median height for males is slightly higher than that for females, and many people choose opposite-sex mates with the "traditional" comparative height. Physical attraction aside, the image of a hulking giant showing his soft side for his little lady is popular with many viewers. The relationship is not always romantic or sexual.
Sometimes, the girl is a Morality Pet who hangs out with the guy to show he isn't a brute, or it could just be a platonic friendship. They could even be relatives. See also Badass and Child Duowhich is not as tied to gender, but often goes this way. In girl looking for huge action seriesthe guy may look big enough to break his girl like a toothpick, but she's likely to be just as deadly as her man.
The inversion of this, which is not as common in real life, is Tiny Guy, Huge Girl. Community Showcase More. Follow TV Tropes. You need to to do this. Get Known if you don't have an. Highlighted whenever they hug or he picks her up. Highlighted further when he transforms into a giant monster that easily fills an entire room. In BeastarsHaru 3'4. In Berserkthe exceptionally girl looking for huge and muscular protagonist Guts has a tendency to form intergenerational friendships with small-statured teenage girls he meets on his journeys.
Jillwho serves as his Morality Pet during the "Lost Children" arc, is one example. He definitely has this dynamic with the young witch Schierke 3'11who supports him in combat with her magic and clings to him in her astral form in order to keep him from losing his mind while he's enclosed in the Berserker Armor.
Karakuri Circus : While Shirogane is pretty average, Narumi is an enormous martial artist.
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Mako is about the size of an average girl her age, while Gamagoori is a giant whose size varies depending on the scene though at his smallest he's easily 7 feet tall and about as wide as Mako herself is tall. The two are on pretty good terms with each other despite being on opposing sides for most of the series. It dips into Ship Tease later on when Gamagoori constantly risks his life to protect her. The epilogue of the series even gave the possibility of him asking her out. In Eat-Manprotagonists Bolt's average Girl of the Week 's head hovers somewhere around his girl looking for huge, and only has a third of his shoulder width.
With his Badass Longcoat on, you'd probably never notice most of them if they're standing behind him. Fullmetal Alchemist : Scar and Mei. Scar is a grown man who is like an Aloof Big Brother while Mei is a tiny. Of the more shippy variant is Al and Mei, due to Al's current bound-to-a-frickin-huge-suit-of-armor form.
And — before the inevitable comments — Al is only 14 and not that much older than Mei, and he's also never girl looking for huge been through puberty since he spent his teenhood so far outside of his physical body and in a suit of armor. After the series, they both have growth spurts and the difference between them is minimal. Also, they may or may not have hooked up. Another romantic example is Sig and Izumi Curtis.
Sig is well over a head taller than Izumi, and about times her width on top of that. Zest and Lutecia, as well, but they don't hang out together as much. Alice 5'0 in Pumpkin Scissors isn't exactly tiny, but she looks it compared to Randal, who's estimated at seven feet tall. Her height is never given but she is visibly smaller than her brother Hiei, who stands at cm 4' From the same series is Younger Toguro 9'0 and his ex-girlfriend Genkai.
The former easily towers over nearly everyone, and was about a head and shoulders taller than Yusuke when still human, while the latter tops out around the height of a year-old even into old age. As lieutenant of the combat-renowned 11th Division, she's more than earned the right to be second-in-command, but the reason she can ride around on Kenpachi's back is that she's so very tiny compared to his great size.
Rukia, who stands at cm or roughly 4'9" - is this with practically all the main male characters. This dynamic is especially apparent between her and her Childhood Friend and later husbandRenji, who is cm or around 6'2" - she only comes up to his elbow. Which isn't helped by the fact that she looks no older than years old, despite being an adult and literally dressing like a hooker. They also have a pastime of torturing people to make them Awaken.
Ironically inverted whenever she Awakens, as while Dauf's Awakened form is huge, hers is colossal. In Hiyokoithe main character, Nishiyama Girl looking for huge is only centimeters 4ft 7while her love interest, Hirose Yuushin, is centimeters 6ft 3. There's also Lafarga and his girlfriend Caldina though in the anime this got downgraded to One Head Taller.
And Zagato and Princess Emeraude Absurdly tall and thickly built yet still Bishonen? An anime-specific way to invoke this trope is to put the guy inside a Humongous Mecha and let the girl just Bonus points if she is armed with a gun twice her size. She even comes complete with a Railgun. Emperor Dornkirk invokes an image of Van's 5'5 Escaflowne being guided by Hitomi's prophetic abilities to take over the world in one of his visions.
This doesn't happen so explicitly but that's what happens throughout the series. Various Gundam girl looking for huge did this a lot more than once. Try a small girl and a emo sentient Humongous Mecha. The mecha is Starscreamfor crying out loud. Full Metal Panic! She was rather enjoying herself until he suddenly threw her into the air to free up one arm for attacking and then caught her on the way down.
Needless to say, she didn't appreciate it. While Deunan in Appleseed is actually rather tall compared to most women and quite strong, Briareos can only be described as huge.
Next to him, Deunan does look rather tiny. They also venture into the Beast and Beauty territory thanks to Briareos being a full-body cyborg.
In the second movie, this seems to be less overt and seems a little closer to the One Head Taller region. He's still ificantly more buff than Deunan, so it probably still counts. Though like in the Resident Evil example, it has more to do with bulk than height. He's ificantly taller and more heavily built. Her habit of hanging onto his side emphasizes the size difference.
Minami and Yutaka : cm 5ft 4 vs cm 4ft 6. Dragon Ball invokes it between Chi-chi 5'4 and her father over 13 feetthe aptly named "Ox King". The Ox King and his late wife as well; the only known image of her is a family portrait where she's sitting on his upturned palm.
Dragon Ball Super: Broly has Broly and Cheelai, though the exact nature of their relationship is a little vague. Josephine girl looking for huge reaches Bluebeard's shoulders. Apparent to a lesser extent with Maria and the beast in the "Beauty and the Beast" episode.
Even in his human form, the beast is considerably taller than Maria.
In TrigunVash 5'11 is almost a foot taller than Meryl 4'11 and has to really bow down when he wants to hug her, especially in the manga. Grave: This girl That is what Millenion means to me. It is my way of life. Izumi : Umm It looks like he's kidnapping her Yuko : Personally, I love the combination.
Comic Books. DC Comics : The Joker and Harley Quinn 5'7 — although Joker is sometimes described as only cm 6'0 tall he's more often cm 6'0 or cm 6'4" and drawn in a particularly lanky fashion, while Harley a former gymnast barely comes up to his shoulders. Marvel Comics : Colossus 7'6" and Kitty Pryde 5'6" when they're romantically involved.