Haha! Ward is outrageously billed at 7' flat. Not saying it isn't portrayed that way but just to make sure that the cast of VIII have a gargantuan tank.
To make things even more hysterical, Ward's weapon of choice is a naval vessel's harpoon which is roughly the same size as him! His attacks consist of him hurling this at the enemy and then awkwardly running up and taking it back!
Ward also has the distinction of being overweight which is rare for a playable character in the vain franchise.