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I guess more people were curious than I thought! :lol: well, here's a list of the heights I worked out from measuring carefully last night (out of boredom/curiosity) but please note that these are just estimates not 100% accurate!
But feel free to use these heights as a guide for when you wanna draw these characters together, I suppose :P
the ones marked as 'official' are ones that were stated by Insomniac

Ratchet: 1.53 metres (5.1 feet) official
Clank: 0.7 metres (2.2 feet) official
Captain Qwark: 3 metres (10 feet) official - Future series only. He was larger in PS2/All 4 One!
Ace Hardlight: 2.7 metres (8.85 feet)
Gleeman Vox: 2 metres (6.5 feet)
The Eviscerator: 2.83 metres (9.3 feet)
Shellshock: 3 metres (10 feet)
Reactor: 3.65 metres (12 feet)
Big Al: 1.97 metres (6.46 feet) Cyber Al in Deadlocked. He seems to be larger in R&C3 though
Angela Cross: 1.93 metres (6.3 feet) official, apparently
The Smuggler: 2.5 metres (8.2 feet) (Tools of Destruction)
Talwyn: 1.7 metres (5.57 feet)
Courtney Gears: 2.22 metres (7.3 feet)
Skidd: 2 metres (6.5 feet) R&C3: he's way bigger in R&C1 though
Skrunch: 1.4 metres (4.6 feet)
Sasha: 1.67 metres (5.47 feet)
President Phyronix: 2.05 metres (6.7 feet)
Alister Azimuth 1.81m (5.9 feet) (to the head, not the ears!)
Dr Nefarious 2.94m (9.64 feet) based on Crack in Time. But they stated him to be only 6 foot in All 4 One, oddly.

I might work it out for more characters later :lol: I'll also post up some proof on how I worked it out for Ace, Vox and Ratchet (since they were the more difficult ones)
And it is impossible to figure out Juanita & Dallas' heights, because they're only ever standing/sitting together. There's nobody else to compare them to 8O

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I know this probably doesn't matter to anybody, besides freaks such as myself. But I am quite a serious artist when it comes to figuring out the heights and such of characters, because it's helpful for when I compare and draw groups of characters together in the same artwork, writing and describing them in references, stories and whatever.

Ratchet's height and weight was officially mentioned several times. He's 5 feet tall, or 1.5 metres for the Metric folks like me. At Deadlocked he weighed 97.5 lb, or 44.2 kg. That's smaller than most of us humans, but when compared with most other races in R&C, that's VERY small on average. Even for a lombax he's pretty small, since Angela Cross and Alister Azimuth are a fair bit larger.

But that's not the main thing I'm fussing over!

I did some careful researching of scenes where Ace, Vox and others appear and I've realized that... I calculated Ace's height completely wrong! How could I be so stupid!!! :noes:
I guess back then I didn't pay much attention when I was figuring out things.... due to the lack of scenes where these characters are standing next to one another. But I figured it out for sure this time, with the scene when Ratchet is standing right next to Vox. And then I compared the scenes when Ace is standing next to Vox too.

Ace is actually around 2.7 metres (8.85 feet) tall.... WTF!!!!!!!!!! :iconomfgplz:

At least not as oversized as Captain Qwark, who's just tops at 3m (9.85 feet) :faint: (officially confirmed too, and it's easy to notice in the games since he's exactly twice as tall as Ratchet)
Gleeman Vox is around 2 metres tall, just in-case you were curious.

Looks like I need to revamp all the refsheets now, even the non-verpardi like Leera, Kurt, etc :slow: which I was already doing so anyway (which is why I DOUBLE CHECKED their heights today). The Verpardi is a huge race then, kinda reminds me of the super tall Navi now :slow: at least this changes nothing for the TFS story, as well as Ace of Hearts. Still silly of me not to properly notice until now :lol: and I call myself the biggest Ace fan in the world :iconmingplz:
God, I don't even know how to estimate the weights now. It's all out of whack. Damn you Ratchet for being too small! :shakefist: now

Ah it's funny to ramble about crap that doesn't matter at all to the real world. Silly ol' me :p
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SmakkoHooves Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
The clank height is to top of his head or to his antenna ball?
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Lurking-Leanne Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it's to the top of his head, but it isn't confirmed so I just base it off that.
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SmakkoHooves Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I work on a my model and i made that size to the antenna top.
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JMoney19 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014
I came up with an estimate for Skid of around 6'7" to 6'10" (2.0 to 2.08 m)
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Lurking-Leanne Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh, not far off from the estimate I made up! Which was 2 metres (6.5 feet) :-) (based on his R&C3 size)
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JMoney19 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015
Would you be able to get estimates for Neftin and Vendra Prog? My estimate for Neftin was 13 feet (3.96 m) and my estimate for Vendra was around 6'10" (2.08 m).
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Lurking-Leanne Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
To be honest, it's extremely difficult to get their heights right because there isn't any proper cutscenes showing them right near Ratchet or Clank. Especially isn't helpful that Vendra floats around at times. But I did try to look at the size of their heads next to Ratchet & each other to try and work it out. I think I did put Vendra as just over 2 metres, but that was to the tips of her hair. So yeah, their heights on my chart arent entirely certain, that's for sure!

There is this one cutscene near the end with Neftin next to Qwark but he's a LOT bigger there for some strange reason and it's a bit inconsistent... I think that's due to it being in-game. Because when you compare Vendra to Neftin in earlier prerendered cutscenes (like the one when they first use the dimensionator), you'll notice Neftin isn't really that huge.
Also, All 4 One Qwark (which is used in all PS3 games A4O and after) is bigger than his Crack in Time version =P
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JMoney19 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015
I understand. I based the Neftin height off that Qwark one and the Vendra one off something else.
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ABattlefieldsGhost Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Ratchet it reasonable but Quark... Aggggghh I feel sorry for Ratchet and Clank.
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bagasuit091 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I was surprised when I first found out that Ratchet is almost the same height as me, haha. I always thought he was way shorter than that.
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What-if-Writer Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
Ratchet's always been a shorty XD But I too, was surprised by Vox's height. But something I don't get- when Ratchet is with Vox, Vox is smaller, but when Vox is with Ace he's much bigger. We could say Ace is smaller than we thought, but in the game he's way bigger. I don't who what happened with Vox's height change, because that's what seems to happen when I see it XD
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Lurking-Leanne Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's true, those heights are pretty accurate! I carefully checked the scenes where Ace and Vox interact. But also, I had to be careful with the part when Vox grabs Ace's hair - because Vox's model is stretched a bit! (probably so it's possible for him to reach Ace :XD:) but Ace's height is right. I even checked to see where Ratchet measures up to him. I'll have to post up some screenshots of how I worked it out, because it's too confusing for me to put into words :noes:

I also worked out many other heights last night, out of curiosity :lol:
But note that ONLY pre-rendered cutscenes count as their true heights, because in-game (like bossfights) their models are often resized to make them more visible to the player. Even in some 'in-game' cutscenes that happens, but not too much.

Ratchet: 1.5 metres (5.1 feet) official
Clank: 0.7 metres (2.2 feet) official
Captain Qwark: 3 metres (10 feet) official
Ace Hardlight: 2.7 metres (8.85 feet)
Gleeman Vox: 2 metres (6.5 feet)
The Eviscerator: 3 metres (9.8 feet)
Shellshock: 3.2 metres (10.5 feet)
Reactor: 4 metres (13.1 feet)
Big Al: 1.69 metres (5.54 feet)
Angela Cross: 1.93 metres (6.3 feet)
The Smuggler: 2.5 metres (8.2 feet) (Tools of Destruction)
Talwyn: 1.7 metres (5.57 feet)
Courtney Gears: 1.7 metres (5.6 feet) (R&C3, she's resized in Deadlocked though!)

Still gonna work out others, Alister Azimuth has been difficult but it seems he is 5.5 feet (1.65m, the same as myself!) I also can't find a scene with Drek or Tachyon that can be properly measured... but they are shorter than Ratchet! :lol:
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What-if-Writer Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
Wow, when curiosity starts a-nagging ya just need to find out all the little details XD But even  cutscenes Ratchet was tiny compared to Ace....ah well XD Thanks for the info.
I don't think Tachyon is actually THAT much smaller than Ratchet...definitely shorter, but he seems bigger in the boss battle. Guess his head is just large in proportion to Ratchet or something lol
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Lurking-Leanne Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup, I got too curious :lol:
And the bossfight model of Ace is freakishly big too (Ratchet's only up to his knees XD) so I DEFINITELY dont count that!

but yeah, I might try and figure out Tachyon's too, just looking at Sasha's height now actually =P (she's probably the same as Talwyn)
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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh... blimey... :XD:
Some interesting size comparisons...
Like Sonic the Hedgehog being about 3'3"

Wish there was an official height-chart for Rayman and his friends, though - I don't think that was ever established... I only take a wild guess and place him at about Sonic's size...
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Lurking-Leanne Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What the heck? Sonic is that small? Wow! :XD: well I did sorta expect him to be about a metre tall...

Rayman does seem to be around the same as that, or maybe a little taller. Who knows D: ?
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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Seems there's some pretty official info on his Wikia page! ;)
sonic.wikia.com/wiki/Sonic_the…
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KBABZ Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Qwark's body mass would be 99% muscle, 1% brains.

Don't worry, you're not the only one to notice things like that. For example, Azimuth is over 50 years old!
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Lurking-Leanne Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Seems legit

Haha yeah I know, even I noticed Alister would be at least 50 years old! That gives me the impression that Lombaxes have a longer lifespan than humans do. Would fit, since Ratchet's still got a young look to him and hasn't aged much on the outside. (no, not just because of the art style!)
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KBABZ Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The piece of information that tipped me off was Slag declaring that he hadn't smelt the scene of Lombax "for nigh three hundred moons!". This equates to nearly 50 years, so the last time he caught the scent of Lombax would have been at least just before Tachyon's siege of Fastoon. Which actually means that Azimuth is older than that!
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Lurking-Leanne Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, now that's clever! heheh. And it does seem to fit with the timeline too.
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KBABZ Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah it does.

Question: How did you calculate the heights in the new list? Did you use the blocks in the GC platforming course?
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Lurking-Leanne Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I may have to show you on Skype, it's too much to explain by word =P but I can try to explain.
I just basically get a good screenshot of Ratchet near a character (from a cinematic, most the time), use a properly resized size chart - I use this fav.me/d2qfqqx (has to be perfectly scaled to Ratchet's 1.5 height!) and then try and scale that chart up against the character near him, to see how their size is in comparison to Ratchet himself.
But you also need to watch out if the character near Ratchet is standing further or closer to the camera than he is. I use objects around the same room to help me get it right. Im just working on a file to show how I got it for Ace & Vox, since they were more complicated ones to figure out.
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KBABZ Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahh okay!

I thought of an alternative method: use your capture card during Going Commando and take a screenshot of Ratchet standing next to a 1m high block. You can then cut it out and paste it into other scenes where Ratchet is in it to get a height comparison!
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Viobliterator Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hear Alister is actually 5'5''!
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Lurking-Leanne Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow he is? Haha he's the same height as me! :lol:
For some reason I was thinking Alister would be taller than that.... but then again, I havent played Crack in Time in a while.
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Viobliterator Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that's why his alleged height doesn't make sense to me, because if i'm playing ACiT and put ratchet and alister side by side, he seems to be /much/ taller than that, especially if he's standing up straight. 

in contrast, i have a friend who example who is about 5'-5'2'' and it's not such a huge contrast
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Lurking-Leanne Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I actually had a check of Azimuth and it was difficult, because in some of the cutscenes (the in-game ones), he was actually larger! (like 1.8m! even) but then when I properly checked only the 'pre-rendered' cinematics, he was the right height of 1.65m (5.5 feet, as you stated)

And so, I try to only count heights from the 'pre-rendered' cutscenes, because that way the animators/modelers haven't messed around with the actual scale of the character models :lol: this is because during gameplay scenes, they do 'resize' the character models often to make them more visible. And sometimes during cutscenes that play in-game, the same thing might happen. But if it's already pre-rendered, then there's no changing that =P
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Viobliterator Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As well, something to point out is that in a lot of the in-game cutscenes, the camera angles and perspectives are very different; so for example if the camera is angled so it's ratchet looking up at Alister, then of course he's going to look a lot taller than he already is, hence the whole 'intimidation' and 'father figure' thing about them.

Also you bring up a good point bringing up the fact that they'd have to change the size of the characters at times so they'd be visible on screen, or so they wouldn't take up too much space on the screen! Hence why Qwark looks absolutely ginormous in pre-rendered cutscenes and not so much in the in-game ones. :B

I don't understand why we're so excited over the heights of fictional characters, but it really is so fascinating because it's kind of a way for you to relate to another character in terms of similarities and stuff
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Lurking-Leanne Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
heheh yeah I'm just a bit obsessed :D but it's also very handy for when I draw these guys interacting with one another. Even with writing, just so I can get a better idea of how they would be in reality.
The reason I wanted to double check heights lately, was because I was thinking of drawing something with Ratchet & Ace, and some others. And then I noticed I was wrong with the way I scaled Ratchet to him. At least I noticed now, since nobody else probably would have :lol:

And Qwark, ahh! He's pretty hard for me to draw. Especially due to his immense size :lol: it looks awkward drawing him with the other characters!
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Viobliterator Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
dude i would just have it so qwark's head is always off-screen because he's so huge!
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GlimmeringAlder Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013   Digital Artist
Ace and Quark make me feel so short. I'm the same height as Ratchet lD; I guess if I ever wanted to cosplay him, I'd be perfect height. Crazy how everybody is so much taller than he is.
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Lurking-Leanne Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww XD well I'm only a bit taller than Ratchet, actually =P
Too bad I could never cosplay any of my fav characters now (if I ever wanted to), I'd be like a shrunken down version of them ;C but hey, I'm around Sasha or Talwyn's size :XD:
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IscaRedspider Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh my zoni I never realized that Ace and Qwark THAT TALL! O_o Wow!
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Lurking-Leanne Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I always knew Qwark was huge... and that Ace was tall (but still not as tall as Qwark), but I didn't think he was 2.7 metres tall! :lol:

I'm gonna try and find out other heights for more characters, it's easier when Ratchet is standing next to them :XD:
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RatchetJak Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm so surprised how almost everyone in the Ratchet & Clank world is so much taller then Ratchet but it's okay, Ratchet is still adorable in my eyes even if he is short. <3
But yeah, I was so happy to see that Angela was confirmed as a lombax in a Crack in Time because it helped me be at ease with my own Lombax OC Spike. I made him pretty tall and was wondering if a Lombax could get tall. But with the help of Angela and Alister, they helped. Good luck on revamping the ref sheets. :)
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Lurking-Leanne Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, Ratchet suits being a shortie anyways, nothing wrong with him :XD:

And yeah, Angela's a lombax for sure. Stated many times by TJ Fixman now xD and even in a hidden audio file in R&C3, it says she is a lombax! (it wasn't discovered until recently, I found it recently to be sure!) so yeah, good thing lombaxes can get as tall as most humans :D
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RatchetJak Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh really? I never knew that. But even when Going Commando was out, I always thought she was a Lombax like a lot of other people did. :)
But yeah, I agree. :D
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Neutral-Death Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
And I'd put Ace at about 330 lbs (about 150 kg).
Qwark is probably around 420 lbs, and Vox is probably about 220 lbs. Aliister is about 140 lbs, and Angela is probably about 150 lbs. She's about my height, I think, and the average female is usually lighter than the average male, or so I last heard.
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Lurking-Leanne Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm those weights sound reasonable and fitting =P although I have to take into consideration that my 'take' on Ace has bigger legs than the official version from the games, especially when he's in Seeker form. He's a fair bit more chunky, so it makes it a bit harder for me to decide. But 150kg sounds close. And that weight for Qwark seems about right though :XD:

Angela is a bit taller than Azimuth too, so that seems right! (She's officially 6.3 feet, I even checked and it's correct!) I should try and figure out Azimuth's height too sometime! I have work shortly, so I cant do much right now.
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Neutral-Death Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, she's about 6' 4"! At least 75mm taller than myself. But she's essentially a stick figure, so that would make her lighter than me.
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Neutral-Death Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
My reaction to the title: i2.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/n…
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TheEmpatheticCat Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Woah. High size differences XD
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Lurking-Leanne Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I say :XD: well, size definitely doesn't matter when Ratchet is able to defeat all these guys with his mad skills :lol:
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TheEmpatheticCat Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah. Mad skills with tons of nano tech xD
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Shiozume Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
i would say ratchet is very short compared to ace :XD:
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Fantasy-Fashionista Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL, the title of this journal mademe laugh. XD

And Ace is 8 feet tall?! Holy crap!!! He must hit the ceiling often, lol. :laughing: :giggle: And Qwark is 9?! O_O And yeah, Ratchet is such a shortie. :meow: He's cute that way. =P And Vox is definitely shorter than Ace!! XD
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Lurking-Leanne Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah, Im kinda shocked that Ace is 8.8 feet. Wtf indeed! :lol: and I always knew Vox was shorter than Ace by a bit, but Vox is still pretty tall compared with us :XD: but yeah, Ratchet is cuter as a small guy anyways xD but man... I think I'd be VERY intimidated if I saw Ace in real-life (and gleefull at the same time XD) :fear:
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Fantasy-Fashionista Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed!!!!!!! :XD: :laughing:
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shinragod Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
Yeah I tend to forget just how small he is. XD I wonder if even by lombax standards he's small since both Angela and Alister are bigger than him. That goes double for Sin since I made Sin like 6 FEET Tall. XD
Qwark is also inhumanly large as well now that you mentioned it. And with only four fingers I doubt he's a human to begin with. XD
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