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4th Jan '17 2:33:15 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Is mentioned once in ''Webcomic/BeyondReality'' in regards to Orion's {{BFS}}, as well as having much of the fanart (especially about the time a dragon snapped it in half) talk about it in a [[FreudWasRight certain]] way.

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* Is mentioned once in ''Webcomic/BeyondReality'' in regards to Orion's {{BFS}}, as well as having much of the fanart (especially about the time a dragon snapped it in half) talk about it in a [[FreudWasRight certain]] certain way.
8th Dec '16 2:48:52 AM iroanxi
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* In ''FanFic/ThisBites'', Soundbite tells a variation of this to "Big Knife" Sarquiss; that his knife isn't big enough for him to compensate with.
14th Nov '16 12:29:42 AM eclipsekirby
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* One of the group victory quotes of ''VideoGame/TalesofXillia2'' has its resident BFS wielders [[TheAtoner Alvin]] and [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking Gaius]] perform [[SwordBeam Demon Fangs]] one after another with Gaius' being larger. Alvin immediately says he feels inadequate, and Gaius informs him that the difference is in the size of the blade.

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* One of the group victory quotes of ''VideoGame/TalesofXillia2'' has its resident BFS wielders [[TheAtoner Alvin]] and [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority Gaius]] perform [[SwordBeam Demon Fangs]] one after another with Gaius' being larger. Alvin immediately says he feels inadequate, and Gaius informs him that the difference is in the size of the blade.
14th Nov '16 12:28:42 AM eclipsekirby
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* One of the group victory quotes of ''VideoGame/TalesofXillia2'' has its resident BFS wielders Alvin and Gaius perform [[SwordBeam Demon Fangs]] one after another with Gaius' being larger. Alvin immediately says he feels inadequate, and Gaius informs him that the difference is in the size of the blade.

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* One of the group victory quotes of ''VideoGame/TalesofXillia2'' has its resident BFS wielders Alvin [[TheAtoner Alvin]] and Gaius [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking Gaius]] perform [[SwordBeam Demon Fangs]] one after another with Gaius' being larger. Alvin immediately says he feels inadequate, and Gaius informs him that the difference is in the size of the blade.
14th Nov '16 12:19:11 AM eclipsekirby
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* One of the group victory quotes of ''VideoGame/TalesofXillia2'' has its resident BFS wielders Alvin and Gaius perform [[SwordBeam Demon Fangs]] one after another with Gaius' being larger. Alvin immediately says he feels inadequate, and Gaius informs him that the difference in the size of the blade.

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* One of the group victory quotes of ''VideoGame/TalesofXillia2'' has its resident BFS wielders Alvin and Gaius perform [[SwordBeam Demon Fangs]] one after another with Gaius' being larger. Alvin immediately says he feels inadequate, and Gaius informs him that the difference is in the size of the blade.
14th Nov '16 12:16:54 AM eclipsekirby
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* One of the group victory quotes of ''VideoGame/TalesofXillia2'' has its resident BFS wielders Alvin and Gaius perform [[SwordBeam Demon Fangs]] one after another with Gaius' being larger. Alvin immediately says he feels inadequate, and Gaius informs him that the difference in the size of the blade.
4th Nov '16 8:50:37 AM Morgenthaler
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16th Oct '16 3:12:41 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* ''WebVideo/EpicRapBattlesOfHistory'' has this line from [[Literature/HarryPotter Dumbledore]] to [[Literature/LordOfTheRings Gandalf]]:
-->'''Dumbledore''': Nice staff- are you compensating for something?
14th Aug '16 2:53:36 PM Kadorhal
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* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'', Joker seems to make a snarking comment about it when his tiny ''Normandy'' passes the absolutely homongous ''Destiny Ascension'' by saying that ''"size isn't everything"''. But he then clears it up that he didn't meant to imply that he was feeling inadequate, but that the Ascension's firepower is even more impressive.

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* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'', Joker seems to make a snarking comment about it when his tiny ''Normandy'' passes the absolutely homongous humongous ''Destiny Ascension'' by saying that ''"size "size isn't everything"''.everything". But he then clears it up that he didn't meant to imply that he was feeling inadequate, but that the Ascension's firepower is even more impressive.



** In the ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' ''Trespasser'' [=DLC=], this is Blackwall's suggestion when Sera wonders why dwarves make their tunnels so tall. Sera asks what that says about Blackwall's big sword.

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** In the ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' ''Trespasser'' ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition Trespasser'' [=DLC=], this is Blackwall's suggestion when Sera wonders why dwarves make their tunnels so tall. Sera asks what that says about Blackwall's big sword.



* ''In VideoGame/ExitFate'', Trevor's ridiculous RidiculouslyHugeSword is mocked by both Daniel and Sick for this reason.

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* ''In VideoGame/ExitFate'', In ''VideoGame/ExitFate'', Trevor's ridiculous RidiculouslyHugeSword ridiculously-huge sword is mocked by both Daniel and Sick for this reason.
14th Aug '16 2:51:00 PM Kadorhal
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* When looking at Richtofen's portrait in the Kino Der Toten map of ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps'' Zombies, the player's character can be heard saying, "His portrait's bigger than anyone elses. Must be trying to compensate for somethin'."
* [[CasanovaWannabe Admiral Vigoro]] in ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia'' just oozes this trope. His flagship, The Draco, has a ''[[{{BFG}} giant]]'' [[{{BFG}} cannon]] on it that looks sort of like... Yeah. His main taunt before his ship boss fight starts is that said gun, in his own words, is "bigger than yours." Aika loudly suggests that he has a complex and is obviously compensating for something.

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* When looking at Richtofen's portrait in the Kino Der Toten map of ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps'' Zombies, [[VideoGame/NaziZombies Zombies]], the player's character can be heard saying, "His portrait's bigger than anyone elses.else's. Must be trying to compensate for somethin'."
** ''[[VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps2 Black Ops II]]''[='=]s Zombies mode has Marlton make jokes along these lines when he receives the [[RevolversAreJustBetter Colt Python]] from the Mystery Box, directly calling it a "penile substitute" and noting that "I have reproductive organs of my own" or [[TakeThat claiming Russman would have better use for it]].
* [[CasanovaWannabe Admiral Vigoro]] in ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia'' just oozes this trope. His flagship, The Draco, has a ''[[{{BFG}} giant]]'' [[{{BFG}} cannon]] gigantic]]'' cannon on it that looks sort of like... Yeah. His main taunt before his ship boss fight starts is that said gun, in his own words, is "bigger than yours." Aika loudly suggests that he has a complex and is obviously compensating for something.
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