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19th Jun '17 1:02:34 AM f
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* In ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', bigger monsters tend to be tougher, but not necessarily ''because'' they're bigger. Bigger monsters are also bigger targets.[[note]]-1 AC for each size category above Medium (e.g. most humanoids)[[/note]]

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* In ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', bigger monsters tend to be tougher, but not necessarily ''because'' they're bigger. Bigger monsters are also bigger targets.[[note]]-1 AC for each being one size category above Medium (e.g. most humanoids)[[/note]]humanoids), and doubling with each subsequent category.[[/note]]
15th May '17 7:11:07 AM Rakurai
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* ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBros'' introduces the Mega Mushroom, which transforms Mario into an invincible, screen-filling giant who can plow through even normally indestructible objects like pipes. Some bosses can at least manage to bounce Mario off of them if he walks into them, but if he stomps on them, it's a OHKO.
* ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'' has the Mega Star, which similarly makes the user giant and invincible, but also turns them into an 8-bit sprite.
** The power-up is amusingly turned against you by a savvy Koopa Troopa in a secret room in world 3-1. However, it ends up being a subversion as despite its ridiculous size, the Koopa is just as frail as ever and can be eliminated with a single hit of almost any manner of attack.
6th May '17 7:53:07 PM nombretomado
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17th Apr '17 3:32:31 PM Perentie
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Contrast the SquareCubeLaw, which suggests larger things should actually be ''weaker''. However, assuming that the Square Cube Law is still in effect, and they still don't collapse and die, then this trope is justified because the creature [[RequiredSecondaryPowers explicitly needs to be superstrong and massively durable]] simply to withstand their own weight and be able to move with any reasonable efficiency. For example, a human scaled up by merely twice his own height would weigh eight times more. The strength necessary to move his own body weight would make him incredibly overpowered versus normal-sized opponents.

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Contrast the SquareCubeLaw, which suggests larger things should actually be ''weaker''. However, assuming that the Square Cube Law is still in effect, and they still don't collapse and die, then this trope is justified because the creature [[RequiredSecondaryPowers explicitly needs to be superstrong and massively durable]] simply to withstand their own weight and be able to move with any reasonable efficiency.efficiency (indeed, beyond a certain size the body would have to incorporate substances stronger and more durable than anything that exists in real animals). For example, a human scaled up by merely twice his own height would weigh eight times more. The strength necessary to move his own body weight would make him incredibly overpowered versus normal-sized opponents.
7th Apr '17 11:17:49 AM GreatDane112
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** Also somewhat averted in that while they don't flinch to attacks, they can still ultimately be defeated by the smaller fighters, including the aforementioned Hercule and Videl.
31st Mar '17 8:21:05 AM zarpaulus
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* Played straight in ''Film/KongSkullIsland'', where King Kong takes out a full squadron of helicopter gunships, though he does bleed a bit and his palm shows scars from their rotors. The ''small'' Skullcrawler shrugs off several small arms and even a flamethrower and is only killed when a gas vent is set on fire under it. [[spoiler: The big one survives even Kong cutting its' throat open with a ship's propeller and it takes him ripping its' guts out through its' mouth to kill it.]]
11th Mar '17 8:25:06 PM coralina33
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* In ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', [[spoiler:[[Film/AntMan Giant-Man]] is seemingly impervious to both Iron Man and War Machine's artillery. It takes a combination of "[[Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack really old movie]]" tactics and a wrecking ball-like slam from a superdense Vision to knock him down.]]

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* In ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', [[spoiler:[[Film/AntMan Giant-Man]] is seemingly impervious to both Iron Man and War Machine's artillery.artillery, though to be fair, they were not trying to use lethal shots. It takes a combination of "[[Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack really old movie]]" tactics and a wrecking ball-like slam from a superdense Vision to knock him down.]]
11th Mar '17 10:26:26 AM Archimedes
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* This could be the reason dinosaurs in the first two ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' movies appear to be bullet-proof. (Though granted, we puny humans rarely get a chance to even try shooting.) They don't seem to be ''completely'' invincible. After all, the hunters in ''[[Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark the second film]]'' are able to catch them in large numbers, and the movie acts as though the head hunter's elephant gun would have worked on a TyrannosaurusRex had the [[DesignatedHero environmental terrorist]] not stolen his ammo. Also, there's the instant death coral poison gun that got [[TooDumbToLive tangled in some cargo netting.]]

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* This could be the reason dinosaurs in the first two ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' movies appear to be bullet-proof. (Though granted, we puny humans rarely get a chance to even try shooting.) They don't seem to be ''completely'' invincible. After all, the hunters in ''[[Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark the second film]]'' are able to catch them in large numbers, and the movie acts as though it is implied that the head hunter's elephant gun would have worked on a TyrannosaurusRex had the [[DesignatedHero environmental terrorist]] not stolen his ammo. Also, there's the instant death coral poison gun that got [[TooDumbToLive tangled in some cargo netting.]]
11th Mar '17 10:25:39 AM Archimedes
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* This could be the reason dinosaurs in the first two ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' movies appear to be bullet-proof. (Though granted, we puny humans rarely get a chance to even try shooting.) They don't seem to be ''completely'' invincible. After all, the hunters in ''[[Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark the second film]]'' are able to catch them in large numbers, and the movie acts as though the head hunter's elephant gun would have worked had the [[DesignatedHero environmental terrorist]] not stolen his ammo. Also, there's the instant death coral poison gun that got [[TooDumbToLive tangled in some cargo netting.]]

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* This could be the reason dinosaurs in the first two ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' movies appear to be bullet-proof. (Though granted, we puny humans rarely get a chance to even try shooting.) They don't seem to be ''completely'' invincible. After all, the hunters in ''[[Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark the second film]]'' are able to catch them in large numbers, and the movie acts as though the head hunter's elephant gun would have worked on a TyrannosaurusRex had the [[DesignatedHero environmental terrorist]] not stolen his ammo. Also, there's the instant death coral poison gun that got [[TooDumbToLive tangled in some cargo netting.]]
30th Nov '16 6:28:03 AM Doug86
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* ''ComicBook/XMen'': Sentinels aren't invincible (yet), but they are built exceptionally tough because their intended targets can [[ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} shatter you with a glance]], [[ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} cut anything]], [[ComicBook/{{Storm}} throw lightning]], [[Comicbook//{{Magneto}} bend steel with a thought]] or just [[ComicBook/JeanGrey treat matter like tinker-toys]]. As a consequence, we don't often (if ever) see conventional arms used against them.

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* ''ComicBook/XMen'': Sentinels aren't invincible (yet), but they are built exceptionally tough because their intended targets can [[ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} shatter you with a glance]], [[ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} cut anything]], [[ComicBook/{{Storm}} throw lightning]], [[Comicbook//{{Magneto}} [[Comicbook/{{Magneto}} bend steel with a thought]] or just [[ComicBook/JeanGrey treat matter like tinker-toys]]. As a consequence, we don't often (if ever) see conventional arms used against them.
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