Fictional Characters Characters Whose Heights You Were Totally Wrong About  

Stephan Roget
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The height of a fictional character is something that casual readers and viewers rarely think about. But if you think about it, height is really integral to understanding the story. After all, how tall a person is dramatically changes how that person views the world (no pun intended) and so a fan’s idea of a character’s height will invariably affect how they view said character’s perspective. The story of a 5’3” protagonist (like Wolverine) is just not the same as the story of someone who could play professional basketball (like Hodor).

The age of data collection and fandom sites has ensured that there is a deluge of information available on the vital statistics of various fictional universes. Occasionally, there are some nuggets of data that can shift how you think about a story. When you see the heights of these fictional charactes, you’ll never look at that character the same ever again. Whether it’s a rough and tough mutant who’s way too short, or a terrifyingly tall dinosaur-tyrant, these minute details change everything.

Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Characters Whose Heights You Were Totally Wrong About
Photo:  Marvel Comics

Wolverine is considered by many to be the ultimate badass. The adamantium-laced Canadian mutant has long been the most popular member of the X-Men, and a Hollywood portrayal by Hugh Jackman only helped his reputation flourish. Look, Wolverine never seemed like a big dude, but he’s actually so short it’s shocking.

The best there is at what he does stands at a measly 5’3” according to internal drawing guidelines, several series of trading cards, and fan guides published by Marvel. Despite this, Logan remains one of the most intimidating Marvel characters out there. Even if you could totally dunk on him. 

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Starfire is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Characters Whose Heights You Were Totally Wrong About
Photo:  DC Comics

Starfire isn’t perhaps the most well-known DC Comics character, but she’s a favorite amongst fans as a Teen Titan and a love interest of Dick Grayson. She should also be better known for her ability to tower over Grayson and most other Titans at an impressive 6’4”.

Starfire is part of an alien race, but that still doesn’t fully account for her knockout height. She'd be standout in any room even if she didn't have orange skin and glowing green eyes. 

We know this character’s height due to internal drawing guidelines, several series of trading cards, and fan guides published by DC.

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Juggernaut is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Characters Whose Heights You Were Totally Wrong About
Photo:  Marvel Comics

The Juggernaut is known for being unstoppable, and his name is synonymous with gigantic monstrosities. Everyone, then, would expect him to be pretty tall. Like seven feet tall? Eight?

Try 9'5". Nine feet and five inches. Are you kidding? 

The physics of most of the X-Men engaging the Juggernaut in hand-to-hand combat just doesn't make sense. The depictions of Juggernaut with Spider-Man hanging off the back of his head are probably the most accurate, but they still don't really convey his girth. He’s nearly twice the height of Wolverine, and makes Colossus look like a shrimp. It must cost a fortune to get those red spandex suits tailored. 

We know this character’s height due to internal drawing guidelines, several series of trading cards, and fan guides published by Marvel.

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Colossus is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Characters Whose Heights You Were Totally Wrong About
Photo:  Marvel Comics

It makes sense for Colossus to be among the larger X-Men. After all, the metal-coated Russian is quite a physical specimen even when he’s in his human form. However, Colossus’s listed height of 7’5” stretches the limits of the imagination. That would make him pretty tall... by NBA standards. Like, he'd be one of the bigger guys on the Celtics. Imagine how low Colossus must have to stoop to pick up Wolverine for a fastball special! 

We know this character’s height due to internal drawing guidelines, several series of trading cards, and fan guides published by Marvel.

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