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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.
9th Aug '16 10:01:49 AM nighttrainfm
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** In the ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' ''Trespasser'' [=DLC=], this is Blackwall's suggestion when Sera wonders why dwarves feel the need to make their tunnels so tall. Sera asks what that says about Blackwall's big sword.

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** In the ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' ''Trespasser'' [=DLC=], this is Blackwall's suggestion when Sera wonders why dwarves feel the need to make their tunnels so tall. Sera asks what that says about Blackwall's big sword.
14th Jul '16 12:27:27 AM Gess
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** [[FridgeLogic So, wouldn't it mean that it's]] [[spoiler:''Jason'']], who's compensating, not Freddy?]]
12th Jul '16 5:09:54 PM nighttrainfm
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-->'''Blackwall:''' That's not compensation. That's a counterweight.

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-->'''Blackwall:''' --->'''Blackwall:''' That's not compensation. That's a counterweight.
12th Jul '16 5:09:40 PM nighttrainfm
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** In the ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' ''Trespasser'' [=DLC=], this is Blackwall's suggestion when Sera wonders why dwarves feel the need to make their tunnels so tall. Sera asks what that says about Blackwall's big sword.
-->'''Blackwall:''' That's not compensation. That's a counterweight.
6th Jul '16 2:18:34 AM StFan
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->''"How come you park a tank outside the studio?"''
->''"'Cause I got a really small penis?"''

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->''"How come you park a tank outside the studio?"''
->''"'Cause
studio?"\\
"'Cause
I got a really small penis?"''



-->Men are terrified that their pricks are inadequate and so they have to compete with one another to feel better about themselves and since war is the ultimate competition, basically men are killing each other in order to improve their self-esteem. You do not have to be a historian or political scientist to see the "bigger dick foreign policy theory" at work. It sounds like this: What? They have bigger dicks?! BOMB THEM! And off course the bombs and the rockets and the bullets are all shaped like dicks. It is a subconscious need to project the penis into other peoples' affairs. It is called FUCKING WITH PEOPLE!

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-->Men -->'''George Carlin:''' Men are terrified that their pricks are inadequate and so they have to compete with one another to feel better about themselves and since war is the ultimate competition, basically men are killing each other in order to improve their self-esteem. You do not have to be a historian or political scientist to see the "bigger dick foreign policy theory" at work. It sounds like this: What? They have bigger dicks?! BOMB THEM! And off course the bombs and the rockets and the bullets are all shaped like dicks. It is a subconscious need to project the penis into other peoples' affairs. It is called FUCKING WITH PEOPLE!



* SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} once had a gun [[LampshadeHanging actually called]] "The Compensator", as per the quote:

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* SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} ComicBook/{{Deadpool}} once had a gun [[LampshadeHanging actually called]] "The Compensator", as per the quote:



-->'''Pilot 1''': <Careful, wind's acting up.>
-->'''Pilot 2''': <Compensating.>

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-->'''Pilot 1''': 1:''' <Careful, wind's acting up.>
-->'''Pilot 2''':
>\\
'''Pilot 2:'''
<Compensating.>



* Minor {{Superman}} villain Barrage constantly gloats about his massive ArmCannon. Maxima asks, "Why do so many Earth males measure their masculinity by the size of their weapons?"

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* Minor {{Superman}} ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' villain Barrage constantly gloats about his massive ArmCannon. Maxima asks, "Why do so many Earth males measure their masculinity by the size of their weapons?"



* Sad variation in ''FanFic/{{Hivefled}}''; Eridan was sleeping around as much as possible with the fleet to compensate for the fact that [[spoiler:he found sex repulsive and terrifying, and if anyone suspected he wasn't perfectly normal he would be killed]].

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* Sad variation in ''FanFic/{{Hivefled}}''; ''Fanfic/{{Hivefled}}''; Eridan was sleeping around as much as possible with the fleet to compensate for the fact that [[spoiler:he found sex repulsive and terrifying, and if anyone suspected he wasn't perfectly normal he would be killed]].



* In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItxeFoAM8a0 Every Class is Different]], the Spy accuses the Engineer of this, citing the Engie's [[TheTurretMaster "ridiculously overpowered guns"]].
* [[Creator/DetsniyOffSkiword Kid Icarus Uprising 2: Hades Revenge]] makes this joke in relation to [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Cloud Strafe's sword]], to the point of calling it a 'dicksword'.
* In ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'', Makarov's airship is absurdly huge and looks like it is made of solid gold, causing Princess Cadence to make this joke when she sees it.

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* In [[https://www.''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItxeFoAM8a0 Every Class is Different]], Different]]'', the Spy accuses the Engineer of this, citing the Engie's [[TheTurretMaster "ridiculously overpowered guns"]].
* [[Creator/DetsniyOffSkiword ''[[Creator/DetsniyOffSkiword Kid Icarus Uprising 2: Hades Revenge]] Revenge]]'' makes this joke in relation to [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Cloud Strafe's sword]], to the point of calling it a 'dicksword'.
"dicksword".
* In ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'', Makarov's airship is absurdly huge and looks like it is made of solid gold, causing Princess Cadence Cadance to make this joke when she sees it.it.
* In Xanauzumaki's ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]: [[AbridgedSeries the Abridged Series]]'', Ganondorf wishes to take over the kingdom [[spoiler:to compensate for his [[TeenyWeenie unbelievably small penis]]. His logic behind this is that if he can't have a big dick, then he shall '''BECOME''' one! To quote the Great Deku Tree, "You see, Ganondorf's penis is so small that the only way to compensate for it would be to obtain the powers of a god and [[WorldDomination conquer the entire kingdom of Hyrule]]."]]
* ''[[http://tantagreen.deviantart.com/art/Compensation-156790992 Compensation]]'' by [=TantaGreen=] on Website/DeviantArt, about them ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}''. Because, what if [[HumongousMecha Mecha]] isn't [[HumongousMecha Humongous]] enough?



* The first ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' movie includes this as a ParentalBonus joke with Shrek talking to Donkey about Lord Farquaad's giant castle. Kids take away the meaning of [[AcceptableTargets compensating for]] [[TheNapoleon being short]], and adults take away the other.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'':
**
The first ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' first movie includes this as a ParentalBonus joke with Shrek talking to Donkey about Lord Farquaad's giant castle. Kids take away the meaning of [[AcceptableTargets compensating for]] [[TheNapoleon being short]], and adults take away the other.



* In the original ''WesternAnimation/IceAge''; Manny is introduced going in the opposite direction of the migrating herd. A moeritherium shouts at him to "MOVE YOUR ISSUES OFF THE ROAD!" Manny responds "If my trunk was that small, I wouldn't draw attention to myself!"

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* In the original ''WesternAnimation/IceAge''; ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'', Manny is introduced going in the opposite direction of the migrating herd. A moeritherium shouts at him to "MOVE YOUR ISSUES OFF THE ROAD!" Manny responds "If my trunk was that small, I wouldn't draw attention to myself!"



* Even mentioned in Creator/JamesCameron's ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'', during a scene in which one of the boat's backers is bragging about the ship's capabilities, claims which our heroine Rose greets with some skepticism. "Do you know of Doctor Freud, Mr. Ismay? His ideas on the male preoccupation with size might be of some particular interest to you."
** [[EvilHasABadSenseOfHumor The likeable characters snicker at this, the unlikable ones are either confused or upset.]]

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* Even mentioned in Creator/JamesCameron's ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'', ''Film/{{Titanic|1997}}'', during a scene in which one of the boat's backers is bragging about the ship's capabilities, claims which our heroine Rose greets with some skepticism. "Do you know of Doctor Freud, Mr. Ismay? His ideas on the male preoccupation with size might be of some particular interest to you."
**
" [[EvilHasABadSenseOfHumor The likeable characters snicker at this, the unlikable ones are either confused or upset.]]



-->'''Amar:''' ''(to a Hashansin warrior with a huge sword)'' You know what they say about men with big swords... ''(bends pinky finger)''.

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-->'''Amar:''' ''(to ''[to a Hashansin warrior with a huge sword)'' sword]'' You know what they say about men with big swords... ''(bends ''[bends pinky finger)''.finger]''



-->'''Connie Swail:''' ''(who has just been rescued from becoming a virgin sacrifice)'' How come his is so much bigger than yours?\\

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-->'''Connie Swail:''' ''(who ''[who has just been rescued from becoming a virgin sacrifice)'' sacrifice]'' How come his is so much bigger than yours?\\



* In the first sequel to ''Film/PoliceAcademy2TheirFirstAssignment'', it is revealed that gun obsessive Tackleberry is still a virgin.

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* In the first sequel to ''Film/PoliceAcademy2TheirFirstAssignment'', it is revealed that gun obsessive gun-obsessive Tackleberry is still a virgin.



* There is a joke about a man who wants to buy a gun. He tries every model in the shop, but always finds something wrong - not big enough, not shiny enough, wrong balance... In the end, the shop owner gives him a note and says "Here is my brother's address, he can help you." Once the man leaves, the assistant asks "Who's your brother, a private armorer?" The owner says "Nah, he's a sexopathologist."

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* There is a joke about a man who wants to buy a gun. He tries every model in the shop, but always finds something wrong - not --not big enough, not shiny enough, wrong balance... In the end, the shop owner gives him a note and says "Here is my brother's address, he can help you." Once the man leaves, the assistant asks "Who's your brother, a private armorer?" The owner says "Nah, he's a sexopathologist."



* ''ASongOfIceAndFire''. After Queen Cersei burns the Tower of the Hand, and the new Hand announces that he's going to build his own tower twice as tall as the old one, she jokes that maybe he's hinting at something.

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* ''ASongOfIceAndFire''.''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. After Queen Cersei burns the Tower of the Hand, and the new Hand announces that he's going to build his own tower twice as tall as the old one, she jokes that maybe he's hinting at something.



* In ''Discworld/{{Jingo}}'', Angua says "[[YouKnowWhatTheySayAboutX You know what they say]] about men who like big weapons." Her boyfriend Carrot says he doesn't know what they say, and Angua says, "They're, er, rather small." Carrot still doesn't get it and thinks she's referring to their height, since [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame dwarfs]] and short watchman Nobby love big weapons. (Specifically, he says dwarfs love a big "[[AnAxeToGrind chopper]]" ... one of those points where the reader wonders if Carrot is really as naive as he lets on.)

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* In ''Discworld/{{Jingo}}'', Angua says "[[YouKnowWhatTheySayAboutX You know what they say]] about men who like big weapons." Her boyfriend Carrot says he doesn't know what they say, and Angua says, "They're, er, rather small." Carrot still doesn't get it and thinks she's referring to their height, since [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame dwarfs]] and short watchman Nobby love big weapons. (Specifically, he says dwarfs love a big "[[AnAxeToGrind chopper]]" ...chopper]]"... one of those points where the reader wonders if Carrot is really as naive as he lets on.)



* In ''Literature/{{Noob}}'', the second novel only MauveShirt Shaadö has has a two-meter long BFG. Later, Omega Zell, while asking about him, refers to him as (paraphrasing) "the guy with a big gun who, if you want my opinion, must have been compensating for something".
* In ''Literature/TheManWithTheGoldenGun'', M reads a psychiatric report on Scaramanga speculating that he uses a HandCannon because of his [[AmbiguouslyGay ambiguous sexuality]]. Which explains why the manly Literature/JamesBond only has a Beretta .25 at this point in the novels. Bond does keep a long-barreled Colt .45 in his glove box though; does that imply he might 'come out of the glove box' some day?
* ''[[Literature/AMagesPower A Mage's Power]]'': Because Culmus carries around a {{BFS}}, he is subject to many of these jokes. When Tiza makes fun of him for joining a joust (and using a lance), Basilard tells her to knock it off.

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* In ''Literature/{{Noob}}'', the second novel only MauveShirt Shaadö has has a two-meter long BFG. Later, Omega Zell, while asking about him, refers to him as (paraphrasing) "the guy with a big gun who, if you want my opinion, must have been compensating for something".
something."
* In ''Literature/TheManWithTheGoldenGun'', M reads a psychiatric report on Scaramanga speculating that he uses a HandCannon because of his [[AmbiguouslyGay ambiguous sexuality]]. Which explains why the manly Literature/JamesBond only has a Beretta .25 at this point in the novels. Bond does keep a long-barreled Colt .45 in his glove box though; does that imply he might 'come "come out of the glove box' box" some day?
* ''[[Literature/AMagesPower A Mage's Power]]'': ''Literature/AMagesPower'': Because Culmus carries around a {{BFS}}, he is subject to many of these jokes. When Tiza makes fun of him for joining a joust (and using a lance), Basilard tells her to knock it off.



* On ''TopGear'', they stick nearly all flashy supercars in the "Uncool" section of the Cool Wall for this very reason:
-->'''Jeremy Clarkson:''' Let me put it to you this way: you would have to have literally no penis at all to buy a car like that. [...] The flashiness of your car is inversely proportional to the size [of your penis].\\

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* On ''TopGear'', they ''Series/TopGear'':
** They
stick nearly all flashy supercars in the "Uncool" section of the Cool Wall for this very reason:
-->'''Jeremy --->'''Jeremy Clarkson:''' Let me put it to you this way: you would have to have literally no penis at all to buy a car like that. [...] The flashiness of your car is inversely proportional to the size [of your penis].\\



** Hilariously, the Hummer H3, one of the most flashy and preposterous cars they ever had on the show, ended up being an exception to this rule because it was a giant middle finger to political correctness and it pissed off environmentalists.

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** Hilariously, the Hummer H3, one of the most flashy and preposterous cars they ever had on the show, ended up being an exception to this rule because it was is a giant middle finger to political correctness and it pissed pisses off environmentalists.



** [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Squeaked past the radar]] in "Robot", where the Doctor, speculating about what the robot's motivation could be, starts talking about Freudian psychology and 'compensation'. Cut to the Brigadier [[PhallicWeapon blasting the robot with a disintegration ray by firing from the hip]]. Causing the robot to get taller.
** In the reboot series of ''Series/DoctorWho'', the Master's "Laser Screwdriver", longer, thicker and more dangerous than the Sonic Screwdriver. It's never brought up in the show, but the producer claims that on the first day the prop was brought on set, he received a text message from David Tennant saying "His screwdriver is bigger than mine".

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** [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Squeaked past the radar]] in "Robot", where the Doctor, speculating about what the robot's motivation could be, starts talking about Freudian psychology and 'compensation'."compensation". Cut to the Brigadier [[PhallicWeapon blasting the robot with a disintegration ray by firing from the hip]]. Causing the robot to get taller.
** In the reboot series of ''Series/DoctorWho'', series, the Master's "Laser Screwdriver", longer, thicker and more dangerous than the Sonic Screwdriver. It's never brought up in the show, but the producer claims that on the first day the prop was brought on set, he received a text message from David Tennant saying "His screwdriver is bigger than mine".mine."



-->'''Tenth Doctor:''' Compensating?
-->'''Eleventh Doctor:''' For what?
-->'''Tenth Doctor:''' Regeneration -- it's a lottery.
* Happens in an episode of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', "Playthings"
-->'''Dean:''' Of course, the most troubling question is, why do these people assume we're gay? \\

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-->'''Tenth --->'''Tenth Doctor:''' Compensating?
-->'''Eleventh
Compensating?\\
'''Eleventh
Doctor:''' For what?
-->'''Tenth
what?\\
'''Tenth
Doctor:''' Regeneration -- it's a lottery.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'':
**
Happens in an the episode of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', "Playthings"
-->'''Dean:'''
"Playthings".
--->'''Dean:'''
Of course, the most troubling question is, why do these people assume we're gay? \\



* ''Series/StargateSG1''. Shortly after returning as a regular cast member, Vala makes an accusation of this [[spoiler:to the chairman of the [[HauledBeforeASenateSubcommittee Senate Committee on Appropriations]].]] General Landry was not amused.

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* ''Series/StargateSG1''. Shortly after returning as a regular cast member, Vala makes an accusation of this [[spoiler:to the chairman of the [[HauledBeforeASenateSubcommittee Senate Committee on Appropriations]].]] General Landry was is not amused.



* In the episode "Night Of The Nearly Dead" of ''Series/FatherTed'', the character Eoin [=McLove=] is an arrogant manchild who gets what he wants regardless of the effect it has on other people. Eventually, his PA makes him apologise and he confesses to Ted and Dougal: "I haven't got a willy".

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* In the episode "Night Of The of the Nearly Dead" of ''Series/FatherTed'', the character Eoin [=McLove=] is an arrogant manchild who gets what he wants regardless of the effect it has on other people. Eventually, his PA makes him apologise apologize and he confesses to Ted and Dougal: "I haven't got a willy".willy."



-->Noah: "Wow Wade, thats one big truck. Hope you're not compensating for anything."
-->Wade: "Nah playa, it's all good in my hood."
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' - in "The Zeppo", Xander, trying to establish a cool identity for himself, shows up at school in his uncle's flashy '57 Chevy convertible, referring to it as "my thing". Buffy asks "Is this a penis metaphor?"

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-->Noah: "Wow -->'''Noah:''' Wow Wade, thats that's one big truck. Hope you're not compensating for anything."
-->Wade: "Nah
\\
'''Wade:''' Nah
playa, it's all good in my hood."
hood.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' - in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** In
"The Zeppo", Xander, trying to establish a cool identity for himself, shows up at school in his uncle's flashy '57 Chevy convertible, referring to it as "my thing". Buffy asks "Is this a penis metaphor?"



* ''Series/PersonOfInterest''. Detective Carter is threatening a wife beater.
-->'''Kovacks:''' You come after me, and I will exercise my Second Amendment rights. ''(looks her up and down and smirks)'' [[DoubleEntendre I promise you, I've got a pretty big gun.]]
-->'''Carter:''' Man as angry and bitter as you are, I got a feeling it isn't that big.

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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest''. ''Series/PersonOfInterest'':
**
Detective Carter is threatening a wife beater.
-->'''Kovacks:''' --->'''Kovacks:''' You come after me, and I will exercise my Second Amendment rights. ''(looks ''[looks her up and down and smirks)'' smirks]'' [[DoubleEntendre I promise you, I've got a pretty big gun.]]
-->'''Carter:'''
]]\\
'''Carter:'''
Man as angry and bitter as you are, I got a feeling it isn't that big.



-->'''Reese:''' What's this for?
-->'''Shaw:''' To help you feel less inadequate [[CallingShotgun while I drive this thing]].

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-->'''Reese:''' --->'''Reese:''' What's this for?
-->'''Shaw:'''
for?\\
'''Shaw:'''
To help you feel less inadequate [[CallingShotgun while I drive this thing]].



-->'''Wayne''': You drive a jacked up truck but not so jacked that people start to question the size of [[UnusualEuphemism Big Jim and the Twins]].
* ''{{Series/Titus}}'' has Ken take child!Titus into a sporting goods store, where Christopher is in awe at the gun another customer is holding.
-->'''Titus''': Dad,I want a gun!\\
'''Ken''': You don't need one of those, Christopher. The men in our family have ''penises''!

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-->'''Wayne''': -->'''Wayne:''' You drive a jacked up jacked-up truck but not so jacked that people start to question the size of [[UnusualEuphemism Big Jim and the Twins]].
* ''{{Series/Titus}}'' ''Series/{{Titus}}'' has Ken take child!Titus child Titus into a sporting goods store, where Christopher is in awe at the gun another customer is holding.
-->'''Titus''': Dad,I -->'''Titus:''' Dad, I want a gun!\\
'''Ken''': '''Ken:''' You don't need one of those, Christopher. The men in our family have ''penises''!



* In ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' the City of Lux is a ''Main/GeniusLoci'' whose prior life was a woman. When he became a city, he decided that it was vitally important that his design incorporate a 3 mile tall golden tower surrounded by rounded plates.

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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' the City of Lux is a ''Main/GeniusLoci'' GeniusLoci whose prior life was a woman. When he became a city, he decided that it was vitally important that his design incorporate a 3 mile tall golden tower surrounded by rounded plates.



-->'''Nimrod''': We're of one tribe and one language and we can do anything! ''That'' is why we're building a tower to God!\\
'''Caphtorim''': Oh please! You're building that tower because you have a teeny weenie.

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-->'''Nimrod''': -->'''Nimrod:''' We're of one tribe and one language and we can do anything! ''That'' is why we're building a tower to God!\\
'''Caphtorim''': '''Caphtorim:''' Oh please! You're building that tower because you have a teeny weenie.



* 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'."

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* When looking at Richtofen's portrait in the Kino Der Toten map of VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps ''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'."



* In the SaintsRow series, a giant truck called "The Compensator" is used by two "macho" gangs, first The Brotherhood gang of ''SaintsRow2'', fans of excessive tattoos and demo derbys, and then by the Luchadores of ''SaintsRowTheThird'', a gang of muscled masked wrestlers.

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* In the SaintsRow ''VideoGame/SaintsRow'' series, a giant truck called "The Compensator" is used by two "macho" gangs, first The Brotherhood gang of ''SaintsRow2'', ''VideoGame/SaintsRow2'', fans of excessive tattoos and demo derbys, and then by the Luchadores of ''SaintsRowTheThird'', ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird'', a gang of muscled masked wrestlers.



* "That is quite an impressive body you've built. But I believe only 30% of it is truly necessary. Are you perhaps, compensating?" -- [[LittleMissBadass Rachel Alucard]] on defeating [[HollywoodCyborg Iron Tager]], ''VideoGame/BlazBlue''.
* Orlok the Eternal from The Hierarchy in ''UniverseAtWar'' will frequently decree "[[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial I compensate for nothing.]]"

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* ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'': "That is quite an impressive body you've built. But I believe only 30% of it is truly necessary. Are you perhaps, compensating?" -- [[LittleMissBadass Rachel Alucard]] on defeating [[HollywoodCyborg Iron Tager]], ''VideoGame/BlazBlue''.
Tager]].
* Orlok the Eternal from The Hierarchy in ''UniverseAtWar'' ''VideoGame/UniverseAtWar'' will frequently decree "[[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial I compensate for nothing.]]"



** BioWare also hit this one with ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', where [[TokenEvilTeammate Morrigan]], [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Sten]], and [[TheAlcoholic Oghren]] may all comment on how the [[MageTower Circle Tower]] is a giant phallic symbol. Sten will actually say "Humans, overcompensating as always."

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* ''Franchise/DragonAge'':
** BioWare Creator/BioWare also hit this one with ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', where [[TokenEvilTeammate Morrigan]], [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Sten]], and [[TheAlcoholic Oghren]] may all comment on how the [[MageTower Circle Tower]] is a giant phallic symbol. Sten will actually say "Humans, overcompensating as always."



--> '''Anders:''' You've got a real chip on your shoulder, you know.
--> '''Carver:''' I've got a [[{{BFS}} big blade]] on my shoulder, magey.
--> '''Anders:''' Right. Wonder what you're compensating for?

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--> '''Anders:''' --->'''Anders:''' You've got a real chip on your shoulder, you know.
-->
know.\\
'''Carver:''' I've got a [[{{BFS}} big blade]] on my shoulder, magey.
-->
magey.\\
'''Anders:''' Right. Wonder what you're compensating for?



* Naoto of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' is a rare example.[[spoiler: Naoto is actually a girl, who both dresses up and acts like a boy as she feel that her being a private detective would be ridiculed by the authorities due to gender bias. Her shadow manifests as her desire to be accepted for who she is, and attempts a (possibly fatal) gender change operation on Naoto. It doesn't help that her Persona, Sukuna-Hikona and its evolutions, Yamato Takeru and Yamato Sumeragi, have ''extremely'' long swords compared to their small bodies. Not to mention they based on male legendary figures, making her the only one in the game that has Persona ''not'' in a same gender.]]
* Salvador, the vicious "Gunzerker" of ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'', stands at a tiny 5'4" due to steroid abuse stunting his growth. His ability to wield GunsAkimbo is called "gunzerking", and he knows ''exactly'' what it looks like. "TIME TO COMPENSATE!" Whether he's compensating for his height or that other thing is open to interpretation.
** "SCREW YOU FREUD!"
* In ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'', [[AwesomePersonnelCarrier The Mammoth]] is the size of an ocean liner, with wheels the size of houses, and the biggest gun right on top of it. Cortana being [[DeadpanSnarker Cortana]]...

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* Naoto of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' ''VideoGame/Persona4'' is a rare example.[[spoiler: Naoto example. [[spoiler:Naoto is actually a girl, who both dresses up and acts like a boy as she feel that her being a private detective would be ridiculed by the authorities due to gender bias. Her shadow manifests as her desire to be accepted for who she is, and attempts a (possibly fatal) gender change operation on Naoto. It doesn't help that her Persona, Sukuna-Hikona and its evolutions, Yamato Takeru and Yamato Sumeragi, have ''extremely'' long swords compared to their small bodies. Not to mention they based on male legendary figures, making her the only one in the game that has Persona ''not'' in a same gender.]]
* Salvador, the vicious "Gunzerker" of ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'', ''VideoGame/Borderlands2'', stands at a tiny 5'4" due to steroid abuse stunting his growth. His ability to wield GunsAkimbo is called "gunzerking", and he knows ''exactly'' what it looks like. "TIME TO COMPENSATE!" Whether he's compensating for his height or that other thing is open to interpretation.
** "SCREW -->"SCREW YOU FREUD!"
* In ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'', ''VideoGame/Halo4'', [[AwesomePersonnelCarrier The Mammoth]] is the size of an ocean liner, with wheels the size of houses, and the biggest gun right on top of it. Cortana being [[DeadpanSnarker Cortana]]...



* This idea permeates just about everything to do with the sleazy stripclub owner/porn czar Mars from ''BrokenSaints'', from the way he talks to (surprise) his gun.

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* This idea permeates just about everything to do with the sleazy stripclub owner/porn czar Mars from ''BrokenSaints'', ''WebAnimation/BrokenSaints'', from the way he talks to (surprise) his gun.



* ''Webcomic/BobAndGeorge''

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* ''Webcomic/BobAndGeorge''''Webcomic/BobAndGeorge'':



* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' implies this about the Wulfenbach household [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20080829 here]], in particular taking note of the [[AirborneAircraftCarrier giant floating Castle]]. There are lots of jokes about this in general, involving "death rays" or "tool belts".
** Dot's nottink. One of participant brought to the assault on Mechanicsburg troops riding [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20111116 something]] between a WalkingTank and the lower half of PoweredArmor. That is, "vehicles" looking like wide pants... with a big gun set on the fore end.
* Is mentioned once in ''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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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'':
** The comic
implies this about the Wulfenbach household [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20080829 here]], in particular taking note of the [[AirborneAircraftCarrier giant floating Castle]]. There are lots of jokes about this in general, involving "death rays" or "tool belts".
** Dot's nottink. One of participant brought to the assault on Mechanicsburg troops riding [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20111116 something]] between a WalkingTank and the lower half of PoweredArmor. That is, "vehicles" looking like wide pants... with a big gun set on the fore end.
* Is mentioned once in ''BeyondReality'' ''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.



* In a rare female example, one furry comic called ''Vitaboob'' has this as the punchline. The main, female fox girl in it (selling some kind of [[BreastExpansion breast enhancement]] drug which she gleefully tells you she uses regularly) has '''ENORMOUS''', perfectly spherical breasts bigger than her head, a '''HUGE''' poofed out tail twice as long and big as her body, and '''MASSIVE''' feathered Farrah Faucett 80's hair, and you kind of wonder why she needed her breasts enlarged in the first place... except she's like a tiny, little, itty-bitty thing about 4'10" tall. See, she's really small, and [[BuxomIsBetter wants to make up for it by being as big as possible]]. What was that Rev. Lovejoy said? "To compensate for my own smallness"? Yeah, she's got you beat there Reverend.
* The comic ''Chaos Campus'' has a similar female example, in the character Jamie Schaffer, a goth poser who is unusually short and compensates by having massive, cartoonish, 72"-of-inadequacy breast implants.

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* In a rare female example, one furry comic called ''Vitaboob'' has this as the punchline. The main, female fox girl in it (selling some kind of [[BreastExpansion breast enhancement]] drug which she gleefully tells you she uses regularly) has '''ENORMOUS''', perfectly spherical breasts bigger than her head, a '''HUGE''' poofed out tail twice as long and big as her body, and '''MASSIVE''' feathered Farrah Faucett 80's '80s hair, and you kind of wonder why she needed her breasts enlarged in the first place... except she's like a tiny, little, itty-bitty thing about 4'10" tall. See, she's really small, and [[BuxomIsBetter wants to make up for it by being as big as possible]]. What was that Rev. Lovejoy said? "To compensate for my own smallness"? Yeah, she's got you beat there Reverend.
* The comic ''Chaos Campus'' ''Webcomic/ChaosCampus'' has a similar female example, in the character Jamie Schaffer, a goth poser who is unusually short and compensates by having massive, cartoonish, 72"-of-inadequacy breast implants.



-->'''Eastwood:''' "[[http://exterminatusnow.co.uk/2010-06-27/comic/voiding-your-warranty/firing-blanks-at-10000-rounds-per-minute/ What in the bloody fucking hell]] is ''[[{{BFG}} THAT]]'', and how small do your man parts need to be to justify using it?"

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-->'''Eastwood:''' "[[http://exterminatusnow.[[http://exterminatusnow.co.uk/2010-06-27/comic/voiding-your-warranty/firing-blanks-at-10000-rounds-per-minute/ What in the bloody fucking hell]] is ''[[{{BFG}} THAT]]'', and how small do your man parts need to be to justify using it?"it?



* {{Parodied|Trope}} and {{deconstruct|ion}}ed, then [[{{Trope}} played straight]] in [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=1918 this]] ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' strip.

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* ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'':
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{{Parodied|Trope}} and {{deconstruct|ion}}ed, then [[{{Trope}} played straight]] straight in [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=1918 this]] ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' this]] strip.



* LetsPlay/{{Gronkh}} discussed this in his [[LetsPlay Let's Test]] ''AtlanticaOnline'', where he called the [[{{BFG}} cannnon]] "compensation cannon".
* In Xanauzumaki's [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]: [[AbridgedSeries the Abridged Series]], Ganondorf wishes to take over the kingdom [[spoiler:to compensate for his [[TeenyWeenie unbelievably small penis]]. His logic behind this is that if he can't have a big dick, then he shall '''BECOME''' one! To quote the Great Deku Tree, "You see, Ganondorf's penis is so small that the only way to compensate for it would be to obtain the powers of a god and [[WorldDomination conquer the entire kingdom of Hyrule]]."]]
* ''[[http://tantagreen.deviantart.com/art/Compensation-156790992 Compensation]]'' by [=TantaGreen=] on deviantART, about them ''{{Transformers}}''. Because, what if [[HumongousMecha Mecha]] isn't [[HumongousMecha Humongous]] enough?

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* LetsPlay/{{Gronkh}} discussed this in his [[LetsPlay Let's Test]] ''AtlanticaOnline'', ''VideoGame/AtlanticaOnline'', where he called the [[{{BFG}} cannnon]] "compensation cannon".
* In Xanauzumaki's [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]: [[AbridgedSeries the Abridged Series]], Ganondorf wishes to take over the kingdom [[spoiler:to compensate for his [[TeenyWeenie unbelievably small penis]]. His logic behind this is that if he can't have a big dick, then he shall '''BECOME''' one! To quote the Great Deku Tree, "You see, Ganondorf's penis is so small that the only way to compensate for it would be to obtain the powers of a god and [[WorldDomination conquer the entire kingdom of Hyrule]]."]]
* ''[[http://tantagreen.deviantart.com/art/Compensation-156790992 Compensation]]'' by [=TantaGreen=] on deviantART, about them ''{{Transformers}}''. Because, what if [[HumongousMecha Mecha]] isn't [[HumongousMecha Humongous]] enough?
cannon".



* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''

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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':



* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', the crew visits Washington, D.C. We see them fly by the Washington Monument, and the Clinton Monument, which looks just like Washington's except twice the size.
** ''Into the Wild Green Yonder'' has a television advertisement for the [=MagnaPhallix=] three hundred two inch TV. "It's bigger!"

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'':
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In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', episode, the crew visits Washington, D.C. We see them fly by the Washington Monument, and the Clinton Monument, which looks just like Washington's except twice the size.
** ''Into "Into the Wild Green Yonder'' Yonder" has a television advertisement for the [=MagnaPhallix=] three hundred two inch TV. "It's bigger!"



* {{Invoked}} and {{parodied}} in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' several times, most prominently the episode "OsamaBinLaden Has Farty Pants". Its pre-censorship title contained a reference to Osama having a small dick, and in one of the scenes several magnifying glasses focus on bin Laden's microscopic wiener.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
**
{{Invoked}} and {{parodied}} in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' several times, most prominently the episode "OsamaBinLaden "UsefulNotes/OsamaBinLaden Has Farty Pants". Its pre-censorship title contained a reference to Osama having a small dick, and in one of the scenes several magnifying glasses focus on bin Laden's microscopic wiener.



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* If you choose to upgrade [[BladeOnAStick The Ravager]] in the ''BaldursGate II'' expansion Cespenar wonders if this is why.

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* If you choose to upgrade [[BladeOnAStick The Ravager]] in the ''BaldursGate II'' ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII'' expansion Cespenar wonders if this is why.
19th May '16 4:47:57 AM nighttrainfm
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* Subtly [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in the second issue of Volume 4 of ''ComicBook/AtomicRobo''. Japan's real-life SuperSentai team has a giant rail gun, and this exchange occurs in the same panel as a shot of it being delivered by an equally-giant helicopter:

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* Subtly [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in the second issue of Volume 4 of ''ComicBook/AtomicRobo''. Japan's real-life SuperSentai Franchise/SuperSentai team has a giant rail gun, and this exchange occurs in the same panel as a shot of it being delivered by an equally-giant helicopter:
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* ''{{Series/Titus}}'' has Ken take child!Titus into a gun shop for something, where Christopher is in awe at the weapon a customer is holding.
-->'''Titus''': Dad, dad! I want a gun!\\
'''Ken''': You don't need one of those, Christopher. Men in our family ''have'' penises!

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* ''{{Series/Titus}}'' has Ken take child!Titus into a gun shop for something, sporting goods store, where Christopher is in awe at the weapon a gun another customer is holding.
-->'''Titus''': Dad, dad! I Dad,I want a gun!\\
'''Ken''': You don't need one of those, Christopher. Men The men in our family ''have'' penises!have ''penises''!
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