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10th Jan '17 7:52:50 AM Morgenthaler
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9th Jan '17 6:45:29 PM Sammettik
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* TheMovie of ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons''.
29th Dec '16 9:34:42 AM Doug86
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* Both played straight and terrifyingly subverted in the 1990s version of ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'' when the [[KillerRobot Ultimate Sentinel]] Nimrod - ''[[{{Determinator}} a robot that would give a Terminator nightmares]]'' - shows up. We see the massive shadow on the wall as [[FutureBadAss Bishop]] yells '' [[OhCrap "Oh, no! It's Nimrod!"]] '' -- when a [[RealMenWearPink man-sized, pink robot]] appears, and [[HopeSpot everyone breathes a slight sigh of relief...]] which disappears completely as Nimrod [[CurbStompBattle then promptly proceeds to beat everyone present like a red-haired stepchild.]]

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* Both played straight and terrifyingly subverted in the 1990s version of ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'' ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' when the [[KillerRobot Ultimate Sentinel]] Nimrod - ''[[{{Determinator}} a robot that would give a Terminator nightmares]]'' - shows up. We see the massive shadow on the wall as [[FutureBadAss Bishop]] yells '' [[OhCrap "Oh, no! It's Nimrod!"]] '' -- when a [[RealMenWearPink man-sized, pink robot]] appears, and [[HopeSpot everyone breathes a slight sigh of relief...]] which disappears completely as Nimrod [[CurbStompBattle then promptly proceeds to beat everyone present like a red-haired stepchild.]]
13th Dec '16 6:27:57 PM eroock
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Subtrope of BigLittleMan, shadowy brother trope of DepthDeception, and the inverted relative to ShadowDiscretionShot. This trope is predominantly PlayedForLaughs.

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Subtrope of BigLittleMan, shadowy brother trope of DepthDeception, and the inverted relative to ShadowDiscretionShot. See also ScaryShadowFakeout. This trope is predominantly PlayedForLaughs.
6th Dec '16 4:12:11 PM eroock
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* When Mini-Me first appears in ''Film/AustinPowersTheSpyWhoShaggedMe'', we see his full size shadow first, before we see what size he really is.

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* When Mini-Me first appears in ''Film/AustinPowersTheSpyWhoShaggedMe'', we first see his full size shadow first, behind a screen door, before the door opens and we get to see what his real size he really is.
6th Dec '16 4:05:33 PM eroock
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* in ''Film/PeeweesBigAdventure'', we see an enormous shadow stretch across a wall at night, only to discover that it's our pint-sized hero Pee-wee storming down the street in a very bad mood.



* In the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "Plato's Stepchildren", our heroes beam down to the planet and are greeted by a booming voice and an enormous looming shadow, which turns out to be cast by Alexander, the four-foot-high court jester.

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* In the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "Plato's Stepchildren", our heroes beam down to the planet and are greeted by a booming voice and an enormous looming shadow, which turns out to be cast by Alexander, the four-foot-high court jester. The actor playing Alexander was 3 feet, 11 inches tall.
16th Nov '16 10:34:43 PM __Vano
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* In ''[[Franchise/AceAttorney Ace Attorney Investigations]]'', the culprit engineers a fake giant shadow of [[PhantomThief Yatagarasu]] emblem on a wall by inventively applying light to local statues.
5th Nov '16 6:21:18 AM Andyroid
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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' uses this in "The Hand that Rocks the Mabel", when the mysterious psychic Gideon is seen as a huge shadow standing behind a curtain, but turns out to be a little kid no taller than Dipper.

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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' uses this in "The Hand that Rocks the Mabel", when the mysterious psychic Gideon is seen as a huge shadow standing behind a curtain, but turns out to be a little kid no taller than Dipper.Dipper (and that's only counting his hair).
26th Oct '16 12:37:38 PM Morgenthaler
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* The dwarf Tyrion Lannister's EstablishingCharacterMoment in ''[[ASongOfIceAndFire A Game of Thrones]]'' has him PetTheDog and then get in a position where the shadow he casts is as large as that of a giant. It's meant to establish that despite his hideous appearance and reputation, he's a good man at heart.

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* The dwarf Tyrion Lannister's EstablishingCharacterMoment in ''[[ASongOfIceAndFire A Game of Thrones]]'' ''Literature/AGameOfThrones'' has him PetTheDog and then get in a position where the shadow he casts is as large as that of a giant. It's meant to establish that despite his hideous appearance and reputation, he's a good man at heart.
30th Jul '16 8:58:10 AM JackG
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* The Spartans in ''Film/ThreeHundred'' inspect a village that has been destroyed by the Persians. They turn to see a huge shadow against the smoke and sunset. It turns out to be a local boy, traumatized and mortally wounded.
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