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24th Jun '16 6:14:37 AM Doug86
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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Monsterpocalypse}}'', [[CaptainErsatz Lord]] [[CthulhuMythos Osheroth]] enters the game underground, represented by four separate CombatTentacles. When he TurnsRed, he [[IAmNotLeftHanded uses his full power]] and takes his opponent on head to head, as a normal sized giant monster.

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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Monsterpocalypse}}'', [[CaptainErsatz Lord]] [[CthulhuMythos [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Osheroth]] enters the game underground, represented by four separate CombatTentacles. When he TurnsRed, he [[IAmNotLeftHanded uses his full power]] and takes his opponent on head to head, as a normal sized giant monster.
28th Apr '16 7:46:17 PM TrollMan
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** In ''Film/Tremors5Bloodlines'', it turns out they ''are'' separate creatures, at least in the African Graboid species (it's never explained why they were tentacles before and now they're not).
11th Feb '16 2:44:32 AM wolftickets1969
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* ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil'' has vines of [[ManEatingPlant Plant 42]] that emerge from the floor in the guest house. Similarly, in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica'', there are large tentacles in the Antarctic Base that are actually part of a T-Veronica mutated plant controlled by Alexia.
11th Feb '16 2:36:03 AM wolftickets1969
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** The Wampa in ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack''.


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* In ''VideoGame/SpaceQuest II'', if you get too close to the occupied prison cells on Vohaul's space station, the monster hands crush you.
11th Feb '16 2:32:51 AM wolftickets1969
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** The Wampa in ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack''.
8th Dec '15 7:55:44 AM Loekman3
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* In ''VideoGame/GodOfWar II'' and III there are the Arms of Hades: a swarm of (left) hands coming out of the ground to pull Kratos into the depths of Hades.

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* In ''VideoGame/GodOfWar II'' ''VideoGame/GodOfWarII'' and III ''VideoGame/GodOfWarIII'' there are the Arms of Hades: a swarm of (left) hands coming out of the ground to pull Kratos into the depths of Hades.
25th Aug '15 5:04:54 PM DeisTheAlcano
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* From ''Videogame/{{Prototype}}'' we have the Hydras, wich are giant tentacles with giant jaws that they use to throw objects (Most commonly cars and trucks). Anything below the tentacle is a mystery, but the are hints they are somehow connected to [[PlagueMaster Elizabeth Greene]] [[spoiler:or at least the giant bloody entity she uses to fight against Blackwatch and Alex]].

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* From ''Videogame/{{Prototype}}'' we have the Hydras, wich are giant enormous tentacles with giant jaws that they use to throw objects (Most commonly cars and trucks). Anything below the tentacle is a mystery, but the there are hints they are somehow connected to [[PlagueMaster Elizabeth Greene]] [[spoiler:or at least the giant bloody entity she uses to fight against Blackwatch and Alex]].



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23rd Jun '15 10:00:52 AM Prfnoff
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* The Kraken (again) from ''Franchise/TombRaider: Underworld''.

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* The Kraken (again) from ''Franchise/TombRaider: Underworld''.''VideoGame/TombRaiderUnderworld''.
24th May '15 7:44:35 PM DeisTheAlcano
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* From ''Videogame/{{Prototype}}'' we have the Hydras, wich are giant tentacles with giant jaws that they use to throw objects (Most commonly cars and trucks). Anything below the tentacle is a mystery, but the are hints they are somehow connected to [[PlagueMaster Elizabeth Greene]] [[spoiler:or at least the giant bloody entity she uses to fight against Blackwatch and Alex]].
22nd May '15 11:15:48 AM StFan
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* In ''ANewHope'' we only get to see an eyestalk and later a massive tentacle of the Dianoga monster. Shown in the EU to be a squid-like monstrous alien octopus.
* ''Film/ConanTheBarbarian2011'' has said barbarian fighting the tentacles of an unseen EldritchAbomination
* The 2007 film of ''TheMist'' contains a scene in which a single large tentacle attacks several people in the loading dock of a grocery store. [[spoiler: In the end they see a huge four-legged monster sporting a bunch of these tentacles all over his belly/downside area. Note that these two weren't linked in the book, which had the tentacles but in the end only a monster so large, the mist prevented them from seeing the legs end]].
* In the ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' series, eventually we see the whole Kraken, but most of the time it's just tentacles rising from the water. A half-version is used in the first film, where a normal-sized appendage (an arm) gets removed from its owner and proceeds to attack Governor Swan on its own.
* In ''Film/TheCabinInTheWoods'', writhing branches reaching out of an elevator is all that's seen of the Evil Molesting Tree. [[spoiler: The final shot of the film shows a monstrous arm reaching out of the ground, which is all that's shown of the Ancient Ones that are rising to wipe out humanity.]]



* ''Franchise/StarWars'' has done this a few times.
** In ''Film/ANewHope'', there's the garbage monster. We only ever see one (?) of its eyestalks pope out of the rubbish, and then one (?) of its tentacles, the latter of which grabs Luke and drags him underneath the surface.
** In ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', when Threepio is being led down into the dungeon, something's tentacle emerges from a cell and grabs his neck. One of the Gamorrean guards escorting him beats the thing back. ''Return of the Jedi'' also features the Sarlacc, which is only ever seen as a giant, tentacle-filled mouth (and in the Special Edition an inner mouth with a beak) that grab victims and drag them down into the mouth to eat.



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* ''Film/ConanTheBarbarian2011'' has said barbarian fighting the tentacles of an unseen EldritchAbomination
* The 2007 film of ''Film/TheMist'' contains a scene in which a single large tentacle attacks several people in the loading dock of a grocery store. [[spoiler: In the end they see a huge four-legged monster sporting a bunch of these tentacles all over his belly/downside area. Note that these two weren't linked in the book, which had the tentacles but in the end only a monster so large, the mist prevented them from seeing the legs end]].
* In the ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' series, eventually we see the whole Kraken, but most of the time it's just tentacles rising from the water. A half-version is used in the first film, where a normal-sized appendage (an arm) gets removed from its owner and proceeds to attack Governor Swan on its own.
* In ''Film/TheCabinInTheWoods'', writhing branches reaching out of an elevator is all that's seen of the Evil Molesting Tree. [[spoiler:The final shot of the film shows a monstrous arm reaching out of the ground, which is all that's shown of the Ancient Ones that are rising to wipe out humanity.]]
* ''Franchise/StarWars'' has done this a few times.
** In ''Film/ANewHope'', there's the garbage monster, the Dianoga. We only ever see one of its eyestalks pope out of the rubbish, and then one of its tentacles, the latter of which grabs Luke and drags him underneath the surface. Shown in the EU to be a squid-like monstrous alien octopus.
** In ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', when Threepio is being led down into the dungeon, something's tentacle emerges from a cell and grabs his neck. One of the Gamorrean guards escorting him beats the thing back. ''Return of the Jedi'' also features the Sarlacc, which is only ever seen as a giant, tentacle-filled mouth (and in the Special Edition an inner mouth with a beak) that grab victims and drag them down into the mouth to eat.
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* Creator/StephenKing's ''TheMist'': Some of the men decide to go outside to try to fix the generator. As soon as the door opens, a very much one-sided fight ensues with several tentacles before they snatch their prey and sink back into the mist. Also at the end of the book the survivors encounters a giant animal so big that only his legs are visible in the mist.

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* Creator/StephenKing's ''TheMist'': ''Literature/TheMist'': Some of the men decide to go outside to try to fix the generator. As soon as the door opens, a very much one-sided fight ensues with several tentacles before they snatch their prey and sink back into the mist. Also at the end of the book the survivors encounters a giant animal so big that only his legs are visible in the mist.



* The MyTeacherIsAnAlien series introduces "Big Julie", a massive alien who fills an entire room. Opening the door will reveal nothing but a massive eyeball filling the whole door frame. However, Julie is able to maneuver to some degree, as it can turn around enough to put its mouth at the door instead, allowing it to be fed buckets of swamp water.

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* The MyTeacherIsAnAlien ''Literature/MyTeacherIsAnAlien'' series introduces "Big Julie", a massive alien who fills an entire room. Opening the door will reveal nothing but a massive eyeball filling the whole door frame. However, Julie is able to maneuver to some degree, as it can turn around enough to put its mouth at the door instead, allowing it to be fed buckets of swamp water.



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* ''Literature/LoneWolf'': One of the monsters found in ''Castle Death'' is a giant verrucose fist occupying most of the passageway, which crushes Tavig to death. The full monster is never seen.
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* ''Series/{{Angel}}'' "Supersymmetry" had a mass of tentacles that popped out of a portal and picked up Angel and Fred. We never saw if it had a body, but each tentacle had its own pincer mouth on the end.

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* ''Series/{{Angel}}'' ''Series/{{Angel}}'': "Supersymmetry" had has a mass of tentacles that popped pops out of a portal and picked picks up Angel and Fred. We never saw see if it had a body, but each tentacle had has its own pincer mouth on the end.



* ''Series/DoctorWho'': The first thing we ever saw of the creature inside a Dalek was its claw peeking out from under the cloak that it was wrapped in. In the TV episode, the claw was a gorilla glove with Vaseline smeared over it; in the later Peter Cushing movie, it was far more reptilian.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': ''Series/DoctorWho'':
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The first thing we ever saw of the creature inside a Dalek was its claw peeking out from under the cloak that it was wrapped in. In the TV episode, the claw was a gorilla glove with Vaseline smeared over it; in the later Peter Cushing movie, it was far more reptilian.



* In ''BanjoTooie'', there is a dinosaur in Terrydactlyland whose only visible portion is its foot, as it's too large to depict otherwise. It constantly tries to stomp you if you wander into its "Stomping Grounds."
* In Videogame/CastlevaniaHarmonyOfDissonance, there's a unidentified, huge green arm in a section of the castle. By pulling a lever you [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential squeeze it under a giant spiked press]] and use the blood in order to reach the upper floor.

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* In ''BanjoTooie'', ''VideoGame/BanjoTooie'', there is a dinosaur in Terrydactlyland whose only visible portion is its foot, as it's too large to depict otherwise. It constantly tries to stomp you if you wander into its "Stomping Grounds."
* ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'':
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In Videogame/CastlevaniaHarmonyOfDissonance, ''Videogame/CastlevaniaHarmonyOfDissonance'', there's a unidentified, huge green arm in a section of the castle. By pulling a lever you [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential squeeze it under a giant spiked press]] and use the blood in order to reach the upper floor.



* ''MonsterBash'' has the livid hands coming out of the walls in order to toss knives at the hero.

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* ''MonsterBash'' ''VideoGame/MonsterBash'' has the livid hands coming out of the walls in order to toss knives at the hero.



* ''EccoTheDolphin'' had type one in the first game. Some of them just slapped at you and drained your health as you went by, but others actually latched onto you and could drive you nuts trying to escape before you ran out of air (unless you'd found the secret debug menu and invincibility mode, in which case they just annoyed you until you either escaped or got bored and pulled the 'switch off immortality to die'option.)
* The second installment of FatalFrame has ghosts that grip on the twins and attempt to drag them away. They mostly appear on the bridge that connects to the Kurosawa residence and, even though Mio can photograph them to make them go away, they only appear as hands phasing through the bridge. The first installment also had ghostly hands coming out of the floor, but they were extremely rare-to-see entities.

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* ''EccoTheDolphin'' ''VideoGame/EccoTheDolphin'' had type one in the first game. Some of them just slapped at you and drained your health as you went by, but others actually latched onto you and could drive you nuts trying to escape before you ran out of air (unless you'd found the secret debug menu and invincibility mode, in which case they just annoyed you until you either escaped or got bored and pulled the 'switch off immortality to die'option.)
* The second installment of FatalFrame ''VideoGame/FatalFrame'' has ghosts that grip on the twins and attempt to drag them away. They mostly appear on the bridge that connects to the Kurosawa residence and, even though Mio can photograph them to make them go away, they only appear as hands phasing through the bridge. The first installment also had ghostly hands coming out of the floor, but they were extremely rare-to-see entities.



* In the SNES game based off of ''ThePagemaster'', the gigantic fist of Frankenstein's monster will emerge from holes in the wall to try and pound Kevin into oblivion. Only the big fist is ever seen, never the entire monster, and, judging by the hand's scale versus that of Kevin, the whole monster must be big enough to fight Film/KingKong!

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* In the SNES game based off of ''ThePagemaster'', ''VideoGame/ThePagemaster'', the gigantic fist of Frankenstein's monster will emerge from holes in the wall to try and pound Kevin into oblivion. Only the big fist is ever seen, never the entire monster, and, judging by the hand's scale versus that of Kevin, the whole monster must be big enough to fight Film/KingKong!



* Vaarsuvius' "Evan's Spiked Tentacles of [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0020.html Forced Intrusion]]" spell.

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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'': Vaarsuvius' "Evan's Spiked Tentacles of [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0020.html Forced Intrusion]]" spell.



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* ''Film/DeepRising'': At first the monsters attacking the ship seem to be a patch of giant, carnivorous tube-worms. It's later revealed that they're just the tentacles of a colossal octopus monster.
* IIRC, in ''Film/TheGiantClaw'', we only see fuzzy photographs and what turns out to be the monster's feet for a few scenes before seeing the full creature. The studio likely wanted to downplay the monster's appearance because it was so low - budget.

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* ''Film/DeepRising'': At first the monsters attacking the ship seem to be a patch of giant, carnivorous tube-worms. It's later revealed that they're just the tentacles of a colossal octopus monster.
* IIRC, in ''Film/TheGiantClaw'', we only see fuzzy photographs and what turns out to be the monster's feet for a few scenes before seeing the full creature. The studio likely wanted to downplay the monster's appearance because it was so low - budget.
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* ''Film/DeepRising'': At first the monsters attacking the ship seem to be a patch of giant, carnivorous tube-worms. It's later revealed that they're just the tentacles of a colossal octopus monster.
* IIRC, in ''Film/TheGiantClaw'', we only see fuzzy photographs and what turns out to be the monster's feet for a few scenes before seeing the full creature. The studio likely wanted to downplay the monster's appearance because it was so low-budget.



* The Wampa in ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack''. In both versions of the film, it's glimpsed first as a suddenly appearing, roaring face with a mouth full of teeth, and then a big ol' arm that attacks Luke and then his Tauntaun. We later do see the full creature very briefly. The Special Edition shows more of the Wampa in its cave, as opposed to one decent glimpse the original version gave.
** In a deleted subplot that involved a Wampa running loose inside Echo Base before the Rebels managed to trap it in a side room, there's a literal interpretation of the trope name in the form of a CallBack or BrickJoke (whichever you prefer), when some intruding Snowtroopers get tricked into going and opening the door. The Wampa's arm shoots out, grabs one (who we'll call [[WilhelmScream Private Wilhelm]]), and drags him in, whereupon Private Wilhelm's companions quickly close the door, looking as confused as FacelessMooks can look.

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* The Wampa in ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack''. In both versions of the film, it's glimpsed first as a suddenly appearing, roaring face with a mouth full of teeth, and then a big ol' arm that attacks Luke and then his Tauntaun. We later do see the full creature very briefly. The Special Edition shows more of the Wampa in its cave, as opposed to one decent glimpse the original version gave.
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In a deleted subplot that involved a Wampa running loose inside Echo Base before the Rebels managed to trap it in a side room, there's a literal interpretation of the trope name in the form of a CallBack or BrickJoke (whichever you prefer), when some intruding Snowtroopers get tricked into going and opening the door. The Wampa's arm shoots out, grabs one (who we'll call [[WilhelmScream Private Wilhelm]]), and drags him in, whereupon Private Wilhelm's companions quickly close the door, looking as confused as FacelessMooks can look.



* In ''{{Monsterpocalypse}}'', [[CaptainErsatz Lord]] [[CthulhuMythos Osheroth]] enters the game underground, represented by four separate CombatTentacles. When he TurnsRed, he [[IAmNotLeftHanded uses his full power]] and takes his opponent on head to head, as a normal sized giant monster.

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* In ''{{Monsterpocalypse}}'', ''TabletopGame/{{Monsterpocalypse}}'', [[CaptainErsatz Lord]] [[CthulhuMythos Osheroth]] enters the game underground, represented by four separate CombatTentacles. When he TurnsRed, he [[IAmNotLeftHanded uses his full power]] and takes his opponent on head to head, as a normal sized giant monster.



* The Kraken from the ''ShiningForce'' series as it appears in ''ShiningForce 2''.

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* The Kraken from the ''ShiningForce'' ''VideoGame/ShiningForce'' series as it appears in ''ShiningForce ''Shining Force 2''.



* Sin, the [[{{Kaiju}} giant monster]] from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', is so huge it cannot be seen well at first and you can fight only parts of it, such as its fin. You only get to see it properly when [[spoiler: you get the airship]]. Note that even after that, you get to effectively fight more of its parts [[spoiler:when you get *inside* of it!]]

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* Sin, the [[{{Kaiju}} giant monster]] monster from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', is so huge it cannot be seen well at first and you can fight only parts of it, such as its fin. You only get to see it properly when [[spoiler: you get the airship]]. Note that even after that, you get to effectively fight more of its parts [[spoiler:when you get *inside* of it!]]



* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'': In the episode ''Sandy, [=SpongeBob=], and the Worm'', Bikini Bottom is threatened by [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever Alaskan Bullworm]]. [[EverythingIsBigInTexas Sandy Squirrel]] volunteers to hunt it down, arguing that ''her'' idea of big, and [=SpongeBob's=] idea of big are entirely different. She succeeds in capturing it's ''tongue'' before [[OhCrap realizing her mistake]] and making a run for it.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'': ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'': In the episode ''Sandy, [=SpongeBob=], and the Worm'', Bikini Bottom is threatened by [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever Alaskan Bullworm]]. [[EverythingIsBigInTexas Sandy Squirrel]] volunteers to hunt it down, arguing that ''her'' idea of big, and [=SpongeBob's=] idea of big are entirely different. She succeeds in capturing it's ''tongue'' before [[OhCrap realizing her mistake]] and making a run for it.


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