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1st May '18 3:44:13 PM DragonQuestZ
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A SubTrope of DireBeast. May or may not be a case of AnimalsNotToScale, depending on what real-life species (or, in case of domestic dogs, breed) it most closely resembles, if at all.

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May or may not be a case of AnimalsNotToScale, depending on what real-life species (or, in case of domestic dogs, breed) it most closely resembles, if at all.

A SubTrope of DireBeast. May or may not be a case of AnimalsNotToScale, depending on what real-life species (or, in case of domestic dogs, breed) it most closely resembles, if at all.\n

A SisterTrope to MegaNeko, RodentsOfUnusualSize.
30th Apr '18 7:03:33 PM MarqFJA
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A giant canine. Any canid will do: domestic dogs, [[WolfTropes wolves]], [[ThoseWilyCoyotes coyotes]], [[CunningLikeAFox foxes]], etc., as long as it's far bigger than any in real life.

A SubTrope of AnimalsNotToScale.

A SisterTrope to MegaNeko, RodentsOfUnusualSize.

Compare BigFriendlyDog, DireBeast, PreciousPuppies, {{Hellhound}}, and CuteGiant.

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A giant canine. Any canid will do: domestic dogs, [[WolfTropes wolves]], [[ThoseWilyCoyotes coyotes]], [[CunningLikeAFox foxes]], etc., as long as it's far bigger than any in real life.

life. Temperament varies from the AngryGuardDog on the one end to the BigFriendlyDog on the other, but since an animal's size is more often than not '''perceived''' to be proportional with how dangerous it is, the former tends to be more expected... which can make subversions all the funnier when a supposedly dangerous giant dog/wolf turns out to be as cute, playful and benign in behavior as your average puppy.

A SubTrope of AnimalsNotToScale.

A SisterTrope to MegaNeko, RodentsOfUnusualSize.

DireBeast. May or may not be a case of AnimalsNotToScale, depending on what real-life species (or, in case of domestic dogs, breed) it most closely resembles, if at all.

Compare BigFriendlyDog, DireBeast, PreciousPuppies, {{Hellhound}}, and CuteGiant.
3rd Mar '18 9:53:39 PM nombretomado
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* The adults in ''SpotTheDog'''s world. At least, in the early books, and assuming the scale of their houses are one-to-one with those of the human world.

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* The adults in ''SpotTheDog'''s ''WesternAnimation/SpotTheDog'''s world. At least, in the early books, and assuming the scale of their houses are one-to-one with those of the human world.
31st Jan '18 9:28:02 PM MontyPythonFanatic2
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* ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' faithfully depicts Fenrir as he appeared in Norse myth and the original comic. He's as tall as a building and wide enough to take up the entire Rainbow Bridge. During the finale, he ends up [[CoolVsAwesome having a brutal battle with the Hulk]].

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* ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' faithfully depicts has Fenris, a gender-swapped version of Fenrir as he appeared in Norse myth and the original comic. He's (see Comics section). She's as tall as a building and wide enough to take up the entire Rainbow Bridge. During the finale, he she ends up [[CoolVsAwesome having a brutal battle with the Hulk]].
5th Jan '18 12:54:50 PM Derkhan
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* The Ay (prehistoric wolves) in the ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' -- and {{Undead}} to boot, as they've been extinct for about 320,000 years, when the T'lan Imass decided to include them in the Ritual of Tellann, which made the Imass undead.
** The [[HellHound Hounds of Shadow]] also count. They're said to be the size of ponies, and the Deragoth, Hounds of Darkness, are supposed to be even bigger. Also, [[spoiler: the Hounds of Light]]. This series sure loves its huge canines.
** There is also Ryllandaras, a man/jackal shapeshifting beast that towers over everyone around it.

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* The Ay (prehistoric wolves) in the ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' -- and loves its huge canines:
** The T'lan Ay are huge prehistoric wolves. And
{{Undead}} to boot, as they've been extinct for about 320,000 years, when the T'lan Imass decided to include them in the Ritual of Tellann, which made the Imass undead.
** The [[HellHound Hounds of Shadow]] and eventually the [[spoiler:Hounds of Light]] also count. They're said to be the size of ponies, and the former can travel between realms using [[CastingAShadow shadow magic]] as they are basically the pets of the King of High House Shadow. They are also thousands, if not hundreds of thousands years old.
** The
Deragoth, or Hounds of Darkness, are supposed to be even bigger. Also, [[spoiler: bigger and to reseble bears in size. They may be even older than the Hounds of Light]]. This series sure loves its huge canines.
Shadow, old enough, in fact, to once have domesticated early humans as ''their'' pets.
** There is also Ryllandaras, a man/jackal shapeshifting beast [[VoluntaryShapeshifting shapeshifting]] [[{{Animorphism}} beast]] that towers over everyone around it.
5th Nov '17 2:33:48 PM chopshop
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* ''ComicBook/TheMightyThor'' features Fenrir, the giant wolf from Myth/NorseMythology, as a member of Thor's RoguesGallery. This version is also a shapeshifter, powerful enough to take on [[ComicBook/DoctorStrange Dormammu]], and the progenitor of many wolf gods and spirits. The latter tidbit ends up making him [[spoiler: a "grandfather" of sorts to [[ComicBook/NewMutants Wolfsbane's]] son, who was fathered with Hrimhari, one of Fenrir's many kids.]] Personality wise, he's mean and aggressive, but also [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes deeply protective of his children/descendants]] and isn't totally unreasonable. Still a major-league {{Jerkass}}, but he could be worse.




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* ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' faithfully depicts Fenrir as he appeared in Norse myth and the original comic. He's as tall as a building and wide enough to take up the entire Rainbow Bridge. During the finale, he ends up [[CoolVsAwesome having a brutal battle with the Hulk]].
25th Oct '17 6:58:32 AM Theriocephalus
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has Cerberus, yes ''[[HellHound that]]'' Cerberus, who's the size of your average house. The [[{{Planimal}} Timber Wolves]] can also combine into one massive one and Orthros (yes, [[Myth/ClassicalMythology that one too]]) while not massive is still pretty big compared to the ponies.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has Cerberus, yes ''[[HellHound that]]'' Cerberus, who's a bulldog the size of your average house. The [[{{Planimal}} Timber Wolves]] can also combine into one massive one wolf in the same size range as Cerberus, and Orthros Orthros, (yes, [[Myth/ClassicalMythology that one too]]) while not massive as massive, is still pretty big compared to the substantially bigger than most ponies.



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16th Sep '17 9:30:23 PM BattleMaster
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* Subverted by real dire wolves. Despite fiction commonly portraying it as being nearly the size of a horse, they were actually no taller or longer than modern grey wolves (though they were more heavily built) and actually smaller than some of the largest breeds of domestic dog.
3rd Sep '17 9:26:24 PM DarkHunter
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* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' has the Great Grey Wolf Sif. A giant wolf that wields a giant sword. In the DLC (which takes place centuries in the past), you can meet Sif as a puppy, and he (or is it she?) is just a little larger than a full-grown wolf.

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* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' has the Great Grey Wolf Sif. A giant wolf that wields a giant sword. In the DLC (which takes place centuries in the past), you can meet Sif as a puppy, and he (or is it she?) Sif is just a little larger than a full-grown wolf.wolf. ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'' has the Giant Wolves of the Painted World, which lead packs of normal-sized wolves but are just as massive as Sif.
29th Aug '17 4:13:35 PM Saveelich
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Compare BigFriendlyDog, BigBadassWolf, DireBeast, PreciousPuppies, {{Hellhound}}, and CuteGiant.

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Compare BigFriendlyDog, BigBadassWolf, DireBeast, PreciousPuppies, {{Hellhound}}, and CuteGiant.
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