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13th Sep '17 1:33:20 PM nighttrainfm
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* The Space Pirate Ridley of ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' is always much larger than his ArchNemesis, Samus Aran. [[YourSizeMayVary His size usually varies between each game in the series]], sometimes reaching up to almost ''twenty feet'' in ''VideoGame/MetroidZeroMission'', but even in his smaller appearances (like ''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Melee]]'', for example) he still towers over her. He's still dwarfed by other pirates such as Kraid or Phantoon, as well as his boss [[BigBad Mother Brain]].

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* The Space Pirate Ridley of ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' is always much larger than his ArchNemesis, ArchEnemy, Samus Aran. [[YourSizeMayVary His size usually varies between each game in the series]], sometimes reaching up to almost ''twenty feet'' in ''VideoGame/MetroidZeroMission'', but even in his smaller appearances (like ''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Melee]]'', for example) he still towers over her. He's still dwarfed by other pirates such as Kraid or Phantoon, as well as his boss [[BigBad Mother Brain]].
13th Sep '17 1:33:05 PM nighttrainfm
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* Ganon of ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' is always bigger than Link and Zelda combined. Even in his human form, he can be up to twice as tall as them regardless of whether Link and Zelda are adults or kids.

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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
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Ganon of ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' is always bigger than Link and Zelda combined. Even in his human form, Ganondorf, he can be up to twice as tall as them regardless of whether Link and Zelda are adults or kids.



* Bowser of the ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' series is always bigger than Mario and the other protagonists despite his varying size from game to game.

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* Bowser of the ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' series is always bigger than Mario and the other protagonists protagonists, despite his varying size from game to game.



* In the 2D ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' games, enemy sprites were always bigger than the player sprites.
** This is the general rule of ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'', that villains are, on average, larger than heroes. It's thrown into sharp relief for ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'': the ''only'' villain/hero pair where the villain is smaller/shorter than the hero is [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII Squall and Ultimecia]], because Squall has [[HeroicBuild movie-star proportions]] while Ultimecia may be [[StatuesqueStunner tall]], but still a [[OneHeadShorter woman]].

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* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'':
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In the 2D ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' games, enemy sprites were always bigger than the player sprites.
** This is the It's a general rule of ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'', in the series that villains are, on average, larger than heroes. It's thrown into sharp relief for ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'': the ''only'' villain/hero pair where the villain is smaller/shorter than the hero is [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII Squall and Ultimecia]], because Squall has [[HeroicBuild movie-star proportions]] while Ultimecia may be [[StatuesqueStunner tall]], but still a [[OneHeadShorter woman]].



* The Reapers in ''Franchise/MassEffect'' are absolutely massive in size, with the largest Reapers being nearly twice the size of the Destiny Ascension, the largest non-Reaper ship in the galaxy. And they also have firepower and [[NighInvulnerability defenses]] to match. Reaper Destroyers are ''much'' smaller, but compared to the ground forces they go up against, they practically hit {{Kaiju}} proportions, and also have defenses to match. Anything less than constant orbital bombardment or reengineered Reaper weapons to a Destroyer's weak point are basically the equivalent of throwing rocks at them.

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* ''Franchise/MassEffect'':
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The Reapers in ''Franchise/MassEffect'' are absolutely massive in size, with the largest Reapers being nearly twice the size of the Destiny Ascension, the largest non-Reaper ship in the galaxy. And they also have firepower and [[NighInvulnerability defenses]] to match. Reaper Destroyers are ''much'' smaller, but compared to the ground forces they go up against, they practically hit {{Kaiju}} proportions, and also have defenses to match. Anything less than constant orbital bombardment or reengineered Reaper weapons to a Destroyer's weak point are basically the equivalent of throwing rocks at them.
13th Sep '17 1:31:33 PM nighttrainfm
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* In ''Discworld/{{Thud}}'', once Vimes comes back to his senses after having [[spoiler: the Summoning Dark]] egg him on for weeks about the need to take vengeance on the dwarfs who'd attacked his home, he feels quite sickened about having beaten up their bodyguards. It's mentioned that humans ''always'' tend to feel this way after human-vs-dwarf melees, because by human standards dwarfs are child-sized, so harming them makes a human feel like a villain or child-abuser. Indeed, when Vimes first attacks a dwarf in the novel, this trope is side-stepped because the dwarf is about to kill someone even ''smaller'': [[spoiler: Vimes' infant son]].

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* In ''Discworld/{{Thud}}'', once Vimes comes back to his senses after having [[spoiler: the Summoning Dark]] egg him on for weeks about the need to take vengeance on the dwarfs who'd attacked his home, he feels quite sickened about having beaten up their bodyguards. It's mentioned that humans ''always'' tend to feel this way after human-vs-dwarf melees, because by human standards dwarfs are child-sized, so harming them makes a human feel like a villain or child-abuser. Indeed, when Vimes first attacks a dwarf in the novel, this trope is side-stepped because the dwarf is about to kill someone even ''smaller'': [[spoiler: Vimes' infant son]].son.]]
13th Sep '17 1:30:51 PM nighttrainfm
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* Inverted in ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'', where the major villains, the [[AlienInvasion Yeerks]], are actually slug-like {{Puppeteer Parasite}}s who require hosts to stand against the other species (both humans an aliens), who are both much taller than them. This doesn't make them less dangerous in any way.

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Inverted in ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'', where one sense - the major villains, the [[AlienInvasion Yeerks]], are actually slug-like {{Puppeteer Parasite}}s who require hosts to stand against the other species (both humans an aliens), who are both much taller than them. This doesn't make them less dangerous in any way.
12th Sep '17 4:01:40 PM nighttrainfm
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* ''Film/IronMan'' has Tony Stark in his [[PoweredArmor human-sized Iron Man suit]] facing off against Obadiah Stane in his [[MiniMecha fifteen-foot-tall Iron Monger suit]].

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''Film/IronMan'' has Tony Stark in his [[PoweredArmor human-sized Iron Man suit]] facing off against Obadiah Stane in his [[MiniMecha fifteen-foot-tall Iron Monger suit]].



* Sidestepped in ''Film/AntMan'', in that villain Darren Cross's Yellowjacket suit would theoretically make him more powerful [[PintsizedPowerhouse when he's tiny]] than when he's big, yet this trope ensures that a wasp-sized villain would be hard to portray as frightening. Rather than attempt to make a tiny Cross seem intimidating in spite of his size, the film has him commit his first on-screen murder while ''out'' of the suit; later, once he's fully equipped as Yellowjacket, Cross switches back and forth between full- and bug-sized repeatedly, and the only person he actually ''attacks'' in the latter mode is the equally-tiny Ant-Man.
* ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' has [[Comicbook/{{Ultron}} the title robot]], whose Prime form is 8-9 feet. This proved troublesome on-set: Elizabeth Olsen was instructed to look at the red balls hanging from antennae over James Spader as those would be Ultron's eyes, but [[EvilIsHammy Spader's intense performance]] made this really hard.

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* ** Sidestepped in ''Film/AntMan'', in that villain Darren Cross's Yellowjacket suit would theoretically make him more powerful [[PintsizedPowerhouse when he's tiny]] than when he's big, yet this trope ensures that a wasp-sized villain would be hard to portray as frightening. Rather than attempt to make a tiny Cross seem intimidating in spite of his size, the film has him commit his first on-screen murder while ''out'' of the suit; later, once he's fully equipped as Yellowjacket, Cross switches back and forth between full- and bug-sized repeatedly, and the only person he actually ''attacks'' in the latter mode is the equally-tiny Ant-Man.
* ** ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' has [[Comicbook/{{Ultron}} the title robot]], whose Prime form is 8-9 feet. This proved troublesome on-set: Elizabeth Olsen was instructed to look at the red balls hanging from antennae over James Spader as those would be Ultron's eyes, but [[EvilIsHammy Spader's intense performance]] made this really hard.
12th Sep '17 4:01:00 PM nighttrainfm
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* In ''Film/It2017'', Pennywise is played by the ''6'4'' Bill Skarsgard, which would probably qualify him even if his victims ''weren't'' [[ChildEater kids.]]
23rd Aug '17 8:11:01 AM Sharlee
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* Played with in ''Film/AntMan'', in that villain Darren Cross's Yellowjacket suit would theoretically make him more powerful [[PintsizedPowerhouse when he's tiny]] than when he's full-sized. Rather than attempt to make Cross seem intimidating when he's the size of an insect, the writers have him commit his first on-screen murder while he's ''out'' of the suit; later, once he's equipped as Yellowjacket, Cross switches back and forth between full- and bug-sized, and the only person he actually ''attacks'' in the latter mode is the equally-tiny Ant-Man.

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* Played with Sidestepped in ''Film/AntMan'', in that villain Darren Cross's Yellowjacket suit would theoretically make him more powerful [[PintsizedPowerhouse when he's tiny]] than when he's full-sized. big, yet this trope ensures that a wasp-sized villain would be hard to portray as frightening. Rather than attempt to make a tiny Cross seem intimidating when he's in spite of his size, the size of an insect, the writers have film has him commit his first on-screen murder while he's ''out'' of the suit; later, once he's fully equipped as Yellowjacket, Cross switches back and forth between full- and bug-sized, bug-sized repeatedly, and the only person he actually ''attacks'' in the latter mode is the equally-tiny Ant-Man.
23rd Aug '17 8:08:15 AM Sharlee
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* Played with in ''Film/AntMan'', in that villain Darren Cross's Yellowjacket suit would theoretically make him more powerful [[PintsizedPowerhouse when he's tiny]] than when he's full-sized. Rather than attempt to make Cross seem intimidating when he's the size of an insect, the writers have him commit his first on-screen murder while he's ''out'' of the suit; later, once he's equipped as Yellowjacket, Cross switches back and forth between full- and bug-sized, and the only person he actually ''attacks'' in the latter mode is the equally-tiny Ant-Man.
23rd Aug '17 7:55:12 AM Sharlee
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** Although in their dealings with ''one another'', rather than with humans, it's played straight: wild rats eat mice without hesitation, and even domesticated rats that aren't hungry are likely to roughhouse with a mouse until it dies.
23rd Aug '17 7:51:37 AM Sharlee
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* In ''Discworld/{{Thud}}'', once Vimes comes back to his senses after having [[spoiler: the Summoning Dark]] egg him on for weeks about the need to take vengeance on the dwarfs who'd attacked his home, he feels rather sickened about having beaten up their bodyguards. It's mentioned that humans ''always'' tend to feel this way about fighting dwarfs, because the latter are child-sized by comparison. Indeed, when Vimes first attacks a dwarf in the novel, this trope is effectively cancelled out, because the dwarf is about to kill someone even ''smaller'': [[spoiler: Vimes' infant son]].

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* In ''Discworld/{{Thud}}'', once Vimes comes back to his senses after having [[spoiler: the Summoning Dark]] egg him on for weeks about the need to take vengeance on the dwarfs who'd attacked his home, he feels rather quite sickened about having beaten up their bodyguards. It's mentioned that humans ''always'' tend to feel this way about fighting dwarfs, after human-vs-dwarf melees, because the latter by human standards dwarfs are child-sized by comparison. child-sized, so harming them makes a human feel like a villain or child-abuser. Indeed, when Vimes first attacks a dwarf in the novel, this trope is effectively cancelled out, side-stepped because the dwarf is about to kill someone even ''smaller'': [[spoiler: Vimes' infant son]].
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