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14 June 2008 @ 03:26 am
tiny Roxas is tiny!  
no seriously. so a request was made on a KH comm for a repost of an image i didn't even know existed--someone apparently hacked the PC version of Re: CoM and made a height chart of all the Org members.

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i'm not sure who made it, but it's...pretty cool, IMHO. i wish i knew who did; i'd love for them to make one with Sora and the rest of the gang--it's a good resource. also LOL their bead-pulls on the fronts of their coats and the hoods are floating like there's no gravity.

in any case, back on topic. in looking at this picture, i have come to one single conclusion: no matter how you slice it, these are some pretty screwy proportions here. O_o i had been under the impression that Roxas, as a 15-year-old boy, was probably about five feet tall. in America, that's pretty diminutive, but the average height for a grown male is a full two and a half inches taller here than in Japan (or it was two years ago when the game was made, and since the game was created there i assume that familiar height standards were used), so given that Sora does appear to be somewhat short-statured, i had always assumed that he and Roxas hovered right around the 5' mark. however, but by that standard, Larxene crests six feet. now...that is very tall for a woman. and pretty much unheard of for a Japanese woman. that would also make Lexaeus like...just over eight feet tall, which is...ridiculous, considering the current record for "world's tallest living man" is...i believe 8'5"? and that's as a result of a tumor on his pituitary gland. [insert Lex saying, "Eet's not a tuumah!" here]

so i started over. Lexaeus is...very tall. i might even say he's hugenormous. i tend to cap out height at around 7' before it's just...absurd. as an individual who barely clears 5' herself, 7' seems pretty insane from down here, so... but since it looks like Lex is intended to be exaggeratedly tall, let's say he's 7'6". that's a nice insanely tall--a smidge taller than Andre the Giant. that would make Roxas about 4'5". o_o dear gods. but seriously, raising the bar by much of anything just makes everyone's proportions absurd... but taking it down any just makes Roxas laughably small. 4'5" still works...much smaller than that and we somehow rob the poor boy of his dignity along with his stature. D:

but the rest follows rather logically from there. Larxene would stand at just around 5'4", Marluxia at about 6'4", Luxord at 6'2", Demyx at 6'0", Axel at a hair over 6'3", Saïx even with Luxord at 6'2", Zexion at 5'10" (though i never pegged him for much above 5'6", honestly), Vexen and Xaldin at 6'6"ish, Xigbar at just a smidge taller than Demyx, barely 6'1", and Xemnas at a strong 6'5". seems a bit odd to have most of the Org at >6' like that when the average Squeenix character caps out at about 5'7" or so, but having Roxas any smaller just seems insane.

this means Sora, Roxas, Kairi, and Naminé are all legally midgets.

...LOL. midgets saved the universe.

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niwatorimegami: 05-CHICKEN!niwatorimegami on June 14th, 2008 09:46 am (UTC)
Hmm, well Sora and Roxas are what...13? And boys tend to hit their growth spurt about 2 years after girls...what height was I at when I was 11? Hmm...what height were you at, Chuui? Were you already your full height?

Hey, also, you know what you could do? If you could get in scale pics of Cloud and some of the other FFVII charas, you could go by their official heights and try to sort it out from there!

➥《Nocturnal Flying Mammal》✈: sora FM+kawree on June 14th, 2008 09:58 am (UTC)
mm, true, though Sora is actually 14 in KHI and that's when Roxas comes about, so...14. i don't recall how tall i was when i was 12. XD tho i'm relatively confident i didn't grow much.

i hadn't thought of that, actually. even so, the average height for males ages 12-15 ranges from around 4'8" to 5'6", so any way you slice it, 4'5" is pretty small regardless. XD

i did have a look at Sora's height vs. Roxas's height vs. Cloud's height, since we know he's a canon 5'7" (or 5'8" in Dirge), and Sora just baaaarely hits Cloud's shoulder, so if Cloud's 5'7", that'd put Sora at just about 4'5" or so, wouldn't it? it's just a little over a foot from your shoulder to the top of your head on average, yah?

i think i just think about these things too much. XD;
Kim: Namine- Back the way it waschokethewind on June 14th, 2008 10:21 am (UTC)
Haha, I've seen that thing around. Midgets ftw!

I can attest though, my brother shot up HUGE after he hit his sixteenth birthday. He's taller than me-- not by much, but I outpaced him for years until he hit massive puberty. Still, that is very very short. >.<

Those poor kids. I weep for them. ;__;
➥《Nocturnal Flying Mammal》✈: axel's hips don't liekawree on June 14th, 2008 10:24 am (UTC)
i never had any brothers, nor did i grow up around anyone who...shot up. XD i'm 5' even, my sister's 4'11"...my parents are 5'2" and 5'9", so... i had very little to base assumptions of growth on outside of average charts i googled.

good to know Roxas may not be doomed to be Lilliputian his entire afterlife. XDDD
Kim: Roxas- Irony is whenchokethewind on June 14th, 2008 10:35 am (UTC)
I'm 5'6'' and I've been this height... oh, since I was probably about 14 and I was always taller than my brother... he was always about 5'3'' but when he hit fifteen, sixteen, he sprang up to 5''9. ;__; It's not a huge height, true--but it's huge to what he always had been, in a very short amount of time

Lol, poor kid. I louff him. <3
Ai Kumori: Squee!ai_kumori on June 14th, 2008 10:46 am (UTC)
Man, at 12 I was 5'5" o_o stayed that way till about 16 when suddenly I hit 5'7" (or 1cm off, since I was at 169cm... and I still am. <_<) Power to the smaller stature people? XD Most of my friends clear 5'9" and over O_O four of them are between 6'3" and 6'6" XD I used to be taller than them guys, too. Till 9th grade, when the bastards all came back from Summer holidays close to 6' even. <_< I found it unfair. But anyone under 5'? x_x I feel for them. Even the ickle game characters. And I have a cousin who's 4'5" ... and he's only 15. He's the short shit in the family :D
Ryune, that's terrible: throw a rocktaistoi on June 14th, 2008 04:16 pm (UTC)
My thoughts: Squeex fails at proportions.
➥《Nocturnal Flying Mammal》✈: axel LOLkawree on June 14th, 2008 07:31 pm (UTC)
pfff, i know right? s'what i get for trying to bring science into this. XD;;
watermage9: cloaked demmywatermage9 on June 14th, 2008 06:33 pm (UTC)
Huh that's interesting. It's good to know though. Thanks for sharing.
corky_dorkcorky_dork on June 14th, 2008 09:26 pm (UTC)
Am I the only one who noticed that Zexion and Roxas both have freakishly large feet for their size?

I don't know about Roxas, though. If Sora just turned 14 in KHI or something, maybe his height would work. And Sora did get a few extra inches while he was asleep, while Roxas is a Nobody, which means he wouldn't age, right? So he wouldn't have that year to grow like Sora did.

Honestly, I'm still in the process of digesting Vexen's height. Maybe I just never looked that closely, but he never struck me as a guy who was a hair away from matching Xaldin in ability-to-loom-over-people.

Thank you for linking the chart.
➥《Nocturnal Flying Mammal》✈: kadaj reunionkawree on June 14th, 2008 09:43 pm (UTC)
hahaha, i was more amused at how disproportionately small everyone else's feet were. XD like...Axel has such dainty little feet and...it's somehow endearing. and yeah i know what you mean; i never figured Vexen cleared 6'--but then i always kinda figured Zexion was only about 5'3", honestly. o_o
Calliecallie_chan on June 15th, 2008 12:39 am (UTC)
I noticed! XD I was looking at Roxas' boots and going "Yeah, they're ridiculously Sora-sized", and then I noticed Larxene's boots were pointy like high heels, so I checked the other boots and I wound up staring at Zexion's. What the hell? Clearly all his growth spurts went into his feet. XD
Rhaella: Axelrhaella on June 15th, 2008 03:08 pm (UTC)
No, no, no way. Zexion cannot be taller than I am. I won’t allow it. T_T

Wow, I thought Axel was taller than that. And Xigbar looks absolutely diminutive next to most of the others. XD

At least my brother and I can now really get away with cosplaying Luxord and Larxene. The sizes are almost perfect. :3
➥《Nocturnal Flying Mammal》✈: sora FM+kawree on June 15th, 2008 08:07 pm (UTC)
i know right? that's what i said! i was like, "no way, man, Zexion can't be almost six feet, I OBJECT!" ...but even if he's still growing, Roxas just....can't be under 4'5"--that's absurd. @_@

cool icon btw
akuroku813akuroku813 on June 15th, 2008 10:23 pm (UTC)

roxas is...dude, he's a munchkin! and from where i was standing, it looked like he was a head shorter than axel--and axel isn't even as tall as i thought he was! b'guh.

i say roxas needs to consider adding dairy products to his diet. and ice cream doesn't count...
firemage8: axel amusedfiremage8 on June 16th, 2008 11:12 pm (UTC)
Thanks for showing us this picture. Some people have a lot of spare time to decode the skins and put them in and line them up like that. I have to agree. Roxas and Zexion have big boots almost clown sized.
(Anonymous) on July 9th, 2008 07:33 pm (UTC)
zexion? i always thought he was a little taller than me, about 5'4 or 5'6. hmm. and roxas, so teeny! i knew he had to be smaller than me (at exactly 5'2) but goodness! and lexaeus... giant! axel IS smaller than i thought too.