Gaming's most absurdly oversized limbs

If Lara Croft’s gawky legs are made of eight coffee stirrers and some superglue, then Chun-Li’s are made of, like, a lot more coffee stirrers. They are the quintessential big thighs, and possibly the only in-game legs that rival Lara’s in popularity.

Above: This voluptuous rendition was crafted by the graceful hands of UDON 

Well, see, they’re hands, but they’re larger than normal hands.

Above: They’re quite big, don’t you think?

Put them in a pair of neat-looking shoes and no one seems to care when feet are so enormous they're repulsive. Take a look at Sora from Kingdom Hearts - imagine what it'd look like if you took his shoes off. Unless you have a massive foot fetish (not a strong fetish for feet, a fetish for massive feet), you'd take an immediate detour to vomitville. They're probably all hairy and stuff, too.

Above: The image pretty much explains everything 

The other exception seems to be animal feet. Animal feet can be stupidly big, and no one seems to care. Where is the outrage?

Above: You’re worrying about shit like the global economy at a time when cartoon videogame dogs are walking around with feet this large? Come on, this is serious!

In order to better illustrate the proportional falsehoods being spread around by this corrupting material, I’ve included a completely un-doctored picture of my dog for reference.

Above: Note the normal sized feet

I bet you’re saying, “Hey, wait a minute, this last entry is wrong. Those limbs are small!" You’re right, they’re very small. They’re freakishly insignificant. Is this screen from Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine (N64) a teaser for “Gaming’s most absurdly undersized limbs” or just something bizarre I decided to stick at the end of this article? Probably the latter.

Tip: Hosting a party on short notice? Indy’s arms can double as toothpicks for your d'oeuvres 

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  • gamerdude77 - March 20, 2009 8:13 p.m.

    I worship the sexyness of Chun Li's thighs!
  • it_burns - March 1, 2009 2:47 p.m.

    There hasn't been a single article in the past month or two that hasn't mentioned Chun-li and her magnificent thighs. I might go into withdrawal once the buzz dies down, though.
  • darkside17 - March 1, 2009 6:07 a.m.

    The guys with triangle shaped chest freak me right the f*** out
  • Gsindahouse - February 27, 2009 9:40 p.m.

    before I finished scrolling down, I'd already known Sora was on the BIG FEET side hahaha
  • GamesRadarTylerWilde - February 27, 2009 7:19 a.m.

    I'm surprised how many opinions there are about something as seemingly banal as oversized limbs! I did think of many of your suggestions, but chose entries I felt I could make fun of the easiest. ;)
  • iHeartNintendo - February 27, 2009 4:20 a.m.

    that is so tru and i think that 50 cent payed that one guy that made the game to make him look buffer O_O that is crazy
  • Orionthefirst - February 27, 2009 2:17 a.m.

    My first comment ever! Let this live on in our (and by our, I mean my) memory forever! Anyway, shouldn't Sonic be on here? His body is like an upside-down peanut!
  • RedOutlive10 - February 27, 2009 1:28 a.m.

    Why include L4D tank? He is meant to be a necro hulk, nothing oversized about it.
  • thebigtarget1 - February 27, 2009 1:07 a.m.

    Fable 1s main character has huge feet!!! why isnt he on here!?
  • bron1417 - February 26, 2009 7:52 p.m.

    funny article as always tyler.
  • killemall - February 26, 2009 7:08 p.m.

    why oh why did you mention Daikatana? just why?
  • kenshinxx - February 26, 2009 6:02 p.m.

    Hm, fair enough. I see your point. I still think Ken and Ryu's arms a bit too large. Sure Zangief is huge...but the dude wrestles BEARS. Ken and Ryu's fighting style doesn't lend itself to overly muscled physiques in my opinion. They look more disproportional than most of the others. But yeah I see what you're saying in regards to portrayals of black characters. You guys always have the most entertaining articles. Keep up the great work!
  • GamesRadarTylerWilde - February 26, 2009 5:57 p.m.

    @kenshinxx: True, many of the characters in Gears of War are white, and they too have freakish arms, but not as freakish. They almost make a point of showing off Cole's arms. I'd disagree that Ken and Ryu's arms are more exaggerated than Balrog's. I would say that Zangief's probably are. As I say in the article, giant arms aren't exclusive to black characters. But we've got kind of a running joke about the portrayal of black people in games. They are so often oversized, freakishly-built hulks who say nothing more than clever one-liners. I think it's noticeable enough to warrant pointing out.
  • kenshinxx - February 26, 2009 5:29 p.m.

    I don't get the rationale behind specifying BLACK guys with huge arms. The over-sized arm trend isn't even remotely exclusive to black characters. Ken and Ryu's arms look more out of place than Balrog's. And how about every damn character from the Gears of War universe? They're almost all white.
  • mdog750809 - February 26, 2009 3:35 p.m.

    Stretchy limbs......Where is Dhalsim!??
  • LionheartAce - February 26, 2009 2:56 p.m.

    I looked at the Chun-Li art then... I JIZZED IN MY PANTS!
  • Ravenbom - February 26, 2009 7:13 a.m.

    No Freakishly Undersized Torso category? I was waiting for it after Giant Triangle Chests. Dhalism comes to mind, especially considering Charlie already filled this week's quota for Sonic punchlines. And sometimes, a small torso is all it takes to make arms seem freakishly huge.
  • Heyexclamationpoint - February 26, 2009 2:38 a.m.

    No mention of Vincent's feet from FF7? I'm not even sure its possible to walk right with feet like that.
  • jdog2491 - February 26, 2009 12:04 a.m.

    Chun-li has got freakin thunder thighs as C.viper said "Men don't like such large thighs"LOL
  • Tasty_Pasta - February 25, 2009 11:52 p.m.

    @Tyler: Ha, yeah, you definitely looked pissed in that old pic.

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