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14th Oct '16 4:37:58 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'':
** In the second season, after being soundly defeated by the new villain group with shiny NitroBoost equipped weapons and with their own weapons suffering heavy damage, Nanoha and Fate's weapons are repaired and upgraded with the same nitro boost systems. They fight the villains a second time with the upgraded weapons, but this time to a standstill and forces them to retreat.
** And in Season 3, they get even bigger sticks, culminating with a DungeonBypass through an entire warship with a single shot.
** And in Force (the sequel), They continue to get more bigger stick, after they found out the antagnoists' weapons are [[AntiMagic immune to magic]].

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* ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'':
''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'':
** In [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs the second season, season]], after being soundly defeated by the new villain group with shiny NitroBoost equipped weapons and with their own weapons suffering heavy damage, Nanoha and Fate's weapons are repaired and upgraded with the same nitro boost systems. They fight the villains a second time with the upgraded weapons, but this time to a standstill and forces them to retreat.
** And in [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers Season 3, 3]], they get even bigger sticks, culminating with a DungeonBypass through an entire warship with a single shot.
** And in Force ''[[Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce Force]]'' (the sequel), They they continue to get more bigger stick, sticks, after they found out the antagnoists' antagonists' weapons are [[AntiMagic immune to magic]].
5th Aug '16 7:46:42 AM Ripburger
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* Generally the M.O. of ''[[VideoGame/XCom X-COM]]'', where Earth's defenders are woefully underequipped to fight the alien menace, who have much bigger sticks. Grinding through casualties to scratch out victories allows X-COM to acquire those big sticks, research them, and turn them on their masters. In some games, X-COM actually ''improves'' on the designs, which ends up as a problem for the aliens, who are unable to do the same.

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* Generally the M.O. of ''[[VideoGame/XCom X-COM]]'', ''{{VideoGame/XCOM}}'', where Earth's defenders are woefully underequipped to fight the alien menace, who have much bigger sticks. Grinding through casualties to scratch out victories allows X-COM to acquire those big sticks, research them, and turn them on their masters. In some games, X-COM actually ''improves'' on the designs, which ends up as a problem for the aliens, who are unable to do the same.
20th Jun '16 7:18:19 PM Pastykake
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Although this trope is not inherently [[FreudWasRight Freudian]], a large majority of its examples are. The BiggerStick is probably going to end up being a {{BFS}} or {{BFG}}. Mostly unrelated to CarryABigStick.

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Although this trope is not inherently [[FreudWasRight Freudian]], a large majority of its examples are. The BiggerStick Bigger Stick is probably going to end up being a {{BFS}} or {{BFG}}. Mostly unrelated to CarryABigStick.



** The events of ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed Gundam SEED]]'' are touched off by the Earth Alliance's attempt at building a BiggerStick with which to fight the more physically-abled Coordinators of ZAFT, and ZAFT's theft of all but one of those {{Bigger Stick}}s. Then the protagonist and TheRival get even ''bigger'' sticks halfway through the series, which only the BigBad in the Biggest Stick yet succeeds in being an actual threat to... The only exception is AcePilot Mu La Flaga, who manages to hold his own against Coordinators in cutting-edge HumongousMecha while he is piloting a much less powerful mobile armor and, in some cases, only a fighter jet. Nevertheless, in ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeedDestiny Gundam SEED Destiny]]'', even Mu gets a BiggerStick. And then there's cases where you want your BiggerStick to literally be much bigger. Cue [[OhCrap Destroy Gundam.]]

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** The events of ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed Gundam SEED]]'' are touched off by the Earth Alliance's attempt at building a BiggerStick Bigger Stick with which to fight the more physically-abled Coordinators of ZAFT, and ZAFT's theft of all but one of those {{Bigger Stick}}s. Then the protagonist and TheRival get even ''bigger'' sticks halfway through the series, which only the BigBad in the Biggest Stick yet succeeds in being an actual threat to... The only exception is AcePilot Mu La Flaga, who manages to hold his own against Coordinators in cutting-edge HumongousMecha while he is piloting a much less powerful mobile armor and, in some cases, only a fighter jet. Nevertheless, in ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeedDestiny Gundam SEED Destiny]]'', even Mu gets a BiggerStick. Bigger Stick. And then there's cases where you want your BiggerStick Bigger Stick to literally be much bigger. Cue [[OhCrap Destroy Gundam.]]
22nd May '16 12:42:42 AM DastardlyDemolition
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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout4}}'' brings back the Brotherhood's big stick, Liberty Prime Mk. II. Being one of the most technologically advanced factions in the Boston Wasteland, similar to how the Enclave were a mere 10 years prior, Liberty Prime is a Super Sledge when compared to everyone else's dried twigs, figuratively speaking.
9th May '16 9:55:57 AM thatmadork
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* In ''Film/{{District 9}}'', pretty much the only reason that CJ and Wikus, a destitute Prawn scientist and a government bureaucrat turned wanted fugitive, get as far as they do against MNU and the ruthless Nigerian gangsters is them being able to use [[LudicrousGibs ludicrously]] [[OneHitKill excessive]] alien {{BFG}}s [[spoiler:and an alien exo-suit]]. [[spoiler:And it's implied that humanity is screwed as CJ escaped back to the Prawn's homeworld and will tell everyone what's happening to their people on Earth, and will be coming back with many similarly-armed friends to "liberate" the oppressed population of District 9.]]
8th May '16 7:17:22 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* New!Chaos in ''FanFic/TheOpenDoor'' owes a lot of their [[CurbStompBattle Curb Stomping]] to the [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} canon!40k]] technology they inherited. If there is one thing those who criticize them as being {{God Mode Sue}}s tend to miss, it is that they win easily also because they are deliberately avoiding the universes with ''even {{Bigger Stick}}s'', such as ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann''.

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* New!Chaos in ''FanFic/TheOpenDoor'' owes a lot of their [[CurbStompBattle Curb Stomping]] to the [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} canon!40k]] technology they inherited. If there is one thing those who criticize them as being {{God Mode Sue}}s tend to miss, it is that they win easily also because they are deliberately avoiding the universes with ''even {{Bigger Stick}}s'', such as ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann''.''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''.
9th Mar '16 4:27:41 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Most players in ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'' tend to be concerned more with getting better weapons than everyone else had, rather than actually ''surviving''. This gets a lot of them [[TooDumbToLive killed]].

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* Most players in ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'' ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'' tend to be concerned more with getting better weapons than everyone else had, rather than actually ''surviving''. This gets a lot of them [[TooDumbToLive killed]].
9th Mar '16 4:21:37 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* The High-Technology Aerospace Weapons Center "Dreamland" from DaleBrown's books exists to create and test bleeding-edge technology, so it is unsurprising that they come up with a lot of potent high-tech stuff. The Americans are not the only ones with new toys, though.

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* The High-Technology Aerospace Weapons Center "Dreamland" from DaleBrown's Creator/DaleBrown's books exists to create and test bleeding-edge technology, so it is unsurprising that they come up with a lot of potent high-tech stuff. The Americans are not the only ones with new toys, though.
9th Mar '16 4:08:06 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''CodeGeass'': [[TheEmpire Britannia]] initially has this advantage over any resistance groups in spades, via their [[HumongousMecha Knightmares]], particularly [[SuperPrototype the Lancelot]]. That is, until [[LaResistance the Black Knights]] acquire their own SuperPrototype, the Guren, and later, the inventor of said machine into their ranks, [[BollywoodNerd Rakshata Chawla]]. From then on, the show becomes one giant LensmanArmsRace.

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* ''CodeGeass'': ''Anime/CodeGeass'': [[TheEmpire Britannia]] initially has this advantage over any resistance groups in spades, via their [[HumongousMecha Knightmares]], particularly [[SuperPrototype the Lancelot]]. That is, until [[LaResistance the Black Knights]] acquire their own SuperPrototype, the Guren, and later, the inventor of said machine into their ranks, [[BollywoodNerd Rakshata Chawla]]. From then on, the show becomes one giant LensmanArmsRace.
9th Mar '16 4:00:01 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* A series of Creator/PiersAnthony's had a pathetic hero who only won because he had magic gloves (and later magic shoes) that did all the work for him.

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* %%* A series of Creator/PiersAnthony's had a pathetic hero who only won because he had magic gloves (and later magic shoes) that did all the work for him.
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