Larp question - I am 197 cm tall and quite muscular. But mostly have interest in "peaceful" professions like healer. Could that occur strange?
never heard of the gentle giant archetype in fiction?
Go for it. Be genial. Besides in most larps size matters not once you're out of the greenhorn newbie stage or starting build of a character.
If you'll excuse me I'll go have PTSD flashbacks of petite pink swirling death.
Life is unfair. I LARP too and I would love to play a big imposing character, perhaps a montrous race. And I'm 30 cm shorter than you :(
Anyway, no, don't worry, it won't seem odd. And who wouldn't want to be carried to safety by the big strong hand of a caring, gentle giant healer? Go for it!
The "gentle giant" is a pretty well fleshed-out trope by this point, so there should be plenty of examples out there of how to do it "right" or at least how to take the theme far enough that it doesn't seem like an awkward contradiction, but an intriguing contrast.
>Dress up as a gnome
I didn't read past this and now I'm just imagining a GIANT MAN dressed as a traditional gnome; hat and beard and everything while he jigs and prances about with the utmost care offering medical assistance.
I knew a guy who played a barbarian child, and this guy was big huge mind, raised by a gnomish community. He had the BERSERKER"S BLOOD but he always talked in a gnomish accent (high pitch, squeeky, and later went on a spirit quest to find out his origins. You do not know hilarity until a 7 foot tall behemoth shouts the conan 'what is best in life' speech as if he was on helium)