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7th Mar '18 7:12:55 AM MBG159
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* The various gorillas in DC's stable ([[ComicBook/TheFlash Gorilla Grodd]], [[ComicBook/DoomPatrol Monsieur Mallah]],[[ComicBook/AllStarSquadron Ultra-Humanite]], etc) are almost all drawn as being quite large, typically well above six feet tall and easily towering over their human opponents. Real-life gorillas usually top out at five foot seven, and most are shorter than that. In this case, it's likely because a villain too short to look his enemies in the eye wouldn't make for a very intimidating physical threat.

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* The various gorillas in DC's stable ([[ComicBook/TheFlash Gorilla Grodd]], [[ComicBook/DoomPatrol Monsieur Mallah]],[[ComicBook/AllStarSquadron Mallah]], [[ComicBook/AllStarSquadron Ultra-Humanite]], etc) are almost all drawn as being quite large, typically well above six feet tall and easily towering over their human opponents. Real-life gorillas usually top out at five foot seven, and most are shorter than that. In this case, it's likely because a villain too short to look his enemies in the eye wouldn't make for a very intimidating physical threat.
7th Mar '18 7:12:40 AM MBG159
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* In ''Fanfic/TheLegendOfTotalDramaIsland'', the lake is allegedly infested with giant man-eating lampreys, implied to reach a maximum length of 50 feet or more.[[note]]The largest real world lamprey, the Sea Lamprey, tops out at 3-4 feet long.[[/note]] These become the unlikely subject of a {{running gag}}. Some of the sharks are improbably large as well, big enough to “down a fully loaded canoe [[SwallowedWhole at a gulp]]”.

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* In ''Fanfic/TheLegendOfTotalDramaIsland'', the lake is allegedly infested with giant man-eating lampreys, implied to reach a maximum length of 50 The various gorillas in DC's stable ([[ComicBook/TheFlash Gorilla Grodd]], [[ComicBook/DoomPatrol Monsieur Mallah]],[[ComicBook/AllStarSquadron Ultra-Humanite]], etc) are almost all drawn as being quite large, typically well above six feet or more.[[note]]The largest real world lamprey, the Sea Lamprey, tops tall and easily towering over their human opponents. Real-life gorillas usually top out at 3-4 feet long.[[/note]] These become five foot seven, and most are shorter than that. In this case, it's likely because a villain too short to look his enemies in the unlikely subject of eye wouldn't make for a {{running gag}}. Some of the sharks are improbably large as well, big enough to “down a fully loaded canoe [[SwallowedWhole at a gulp]]”.very intimidating physical threat.


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* In ''Fanfic/TheLegendOfTotalDramaIsland'', the lake is allegedly infested with giant man-eating lampreys, implied to reach a maximum length of 50 feet or more.[[note]]The largest real world lamprey, the Sea Lamprey, tops out at 3-4 feet long.[[/note]] These become the unlikely subject of a {{running gag}}. Some of the sharks are improbably large as well, big enough to “down a fully loaded canoe [[SwallowedWhole at a gulp]]”.
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25th Feb '18 9:40:49 AM KillerClowns
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* [[YourSizeMayVary It's not clear exactly how scale works]] in ''VideoGame/{{Armello}}''; while bears tend to be larger than rats, the size difference is still close enough that Rat Clan characters can fight Bear Clan characters in a straight brawl and do fine. (Given the number of assassins in Rat Clan and the {{Squishy Wizard}}s in Bear Clan, more than fine; Rat Zosha will usually brutalize Bear Sana in a straight fight.) Some card art show the usual size discrepancies, however. And in at least one case, there's an explicit unusual size: Horace the badger is explicitly described being freakishly large, the size of an ox.

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* [[YourSizeMayVary It's not clear exactly how scale works]] in ''VideoGame/{{Armello}}''; while bears tend to be larger than rats, the size difference is still close enough that Rat Clan characters can fight Bear Clan characters in a straight brawl and do fine. (Given the number of assassins in Rat Clan and the {{Squishy Wizard}}s mages in Bear Clan, more than fine; Rat Zosha Clan's [[ProfessionalKiller Zosha]] will usually brutalize typically flatten Bear Sana Clan's [[SquishyWizard Sana]] in a straight fight.) Some card art show the usual size discrepancies, however. And in at least one case, there's an explicit unusual size: Horace the badger is explicitly described being freakishly large, the size of an ox.
25th Feb '18 9:34:55 AM KillerClowns
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* [[YourSizeMayVary It's not clear exactly how scale works]] in ''VideoGame/{{Armello}}''; while bears tend to be larger than rats, the size difference is still close enough that Rat Clan characters can fight Bear Clan characters in a straight brawl and do fine. (Given the number of assassins in Rat Clan and the {{Squishy Wizard}}s in Bear Clan, more than fine; Rat Zosha will usually brutalize Bear Sana in a straight fight.) Some card art show the usual size discrepancies, however. And in at least one case, there's an explicit unusual size: Horace the badger is explicitly described being freakishly large, the size of an ox.
23rd Feb '18 12:11:10 AM azraelfinalstar
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** In order to make the Spinosaurus in ''III'' look more impressive, they used a much smaller size for the T. rex than they had been using in the movies prior. [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] in that its still in a realistic size range for an adult Tyrannosaurus, although on the extremely low end.



* ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' characters combine all the issues of this trope with [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Scale common scale problems prevalent]] in {{Transformers}} media, mostly in beast mode. Cheetor and Tigatron, being introduced ''right next'' to actual animals of their species, are explicitly according to scale. However, Rattrap is ''exceptionally large'' for a rat, Waspinator, Tarantulus et. al. would be horrific in real life, and Megatron is downright ''pathetically small'' for a T-Rex. The same scale problems can be said for ''Anime/BeastWarsII'' (anime) and other Transformers series in other media.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' characters combine all the issues of this trope with [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Scale common scale problems prevalent]] in {{Transformers}} media, mostly in beast mode. Cheetor and Tigatron, being introduced ''right next'' to actual animals of their species, are explicitly according to scale. However, Rattrap is ''exceptionally large'' for a rat, Waspinator, Tarantulus et. al. would be horrific in real life, and Megatron is downright ''pathetically small'' for a T-Rex. [[note]]If he was correctly proportioned, he'd be by far the biggest Beast Wars character, and rival the original Optimus Prime in size [[/note]] The same scale problems can be said for ''Anime/BeastWarsII'' (anime) and other Transformers series in other media.
20th Feb '18 1:18:15 PM Arend
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* PhineasAndFerb, Agent Peter the Panda is the same size as Perry the Platypus, smaller than an actual Panda. This is then averted with all other animal agents who are approximately the right size.

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* PhineasAndFerb, ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', Agent Peter the Panda is the same size as Perry the Platypus, smaller than an actual Panda. This is then averted with all other animal agents who are approximately the right size.
15th Jan '18 3:49:57 PM cryptic_sage
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* PhineasAndFerb, Agent Peter the Panda is the same size as Perry the Platypus, smaller than an actual Panda. This is then averted with all other animal agents who are approximately the right size.
27th Dec '17 5:32:08 PM nombretomado
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* All of the marine animals from ''FishHooks'' given the fact that they all live in a ''pet store aquarium...''

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* All of the marine animals from ''FishHooks'' ''WesternAnimation/FishHooks'' given the fact that they all live in a ''pet store aquarium...''
27th Dec '17 2:57:43 PM schoi30
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* Frankie from ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerryTheMovie'' is a flea the size of a mouse.
17th Oct '17 9:49:51 PM Doodler
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* ''Film/TheJungleBook2016'' deliberately scales all its animals up to about 1.5 times, to make a bigger world for Mowgli to look small in. King Louie and Kaa are huge even beyond that, with Louie easily reaching the size of an elephant and Kaa's head being bigger than Mowgli's torso.
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