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24th Jun '16 11:15:51 PM JackG
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* Justified in ''Film/IndependenceDayResurgence'' by having the giant Queen Alien have it's own individual forcefield.


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* ''Literature/TheWarAgainstTheChtorr''. The Enterprise fish can mass over a million tons and requires a tactical nuclear weapon to destroy. Justified when it's revealed the 'fish' is actually a large number of symbiotic creatures joined together.
9th Jun '16 11:51:31 PM Chabal2
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* One level in ''HeartOfTheSwarm'' sends an endless wave of Gorgon-pattern battlecruisers at your base. They're so huge they're entirely invincible (your units can't even attack it), and must instead be brought down by activating dormant Scourge nests (the Scourge are flying suicide bombers), and even then the nests are expended after one shot.

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* One level in ''HeartOfTheSwarm'' ''VideoGame/HeartOfTheSwarm'' sends an endless wave of Gorgon-pattern battlecruisers at your base. They're so huge they're entirely invincible (your units can't even attack it), and must instead be brought down by activating dormant Scourge nests (the Scourge are flying suicide bombers), and even then the nests are expended after one shot.
9th Jun '16 11:49:09 PM Chabal2
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* One level in ''HeartOfTheSwarm'' sends an endless wave of Gorgon-pattern battlecruisers at your base. They're so huge they're entirely invincible (your units can't even attack it), and must instead be brought down by activating dormant Scourge nests (the Scourge are flying suicide bombers), and even then the nests are expended after one shot.
7th Jun '16 12:45:35 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The trope is averted in ''[[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross Macross]]'' for both the Zentraedi and their battle pods. While Zentradi (at least those of Bretai's type) are powerful enough to dismember GiantMecha with their bare hands, human weaponry or Zentradi weapons wielded by humans can take them down in an instant.

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* The trope is averted in ''[[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross Macross]]'' ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' for both the Zentraedi and their battle pods. While ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' shows that Zentradi (at least those of Bretai's type) are powerful enough to dismember GiantMecha with their bare hands, human weaponry or Zentradi weapons wielded by humans can take them down in an instant.
12th May '16 1:03:46 PM Tron80
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* ''Fanfic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide'': As soon as new humongous [[EldritchAbomination Angels]] show up, itís made clear that the army keeps being helpless against them, and the Evas must be deployed again.
11th Apr '16 5:36:24 AM Tron80
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* ''Fanfic/{{Wonderful}}'': When a house-sized tank attacks main character's super-hero team, Taylor and her teammates manage to destroy it... but they needed to use giant weapons to do so.



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16th Feb '16 3:17:10 PM ading
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* ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'' averts this with [[{{Badass}} Master Asia]]. He can stop mecha-scaled bullets with his bare hands, kill Mobile Suits with his scarf alone, and can punch a building out of the way with his student. Size alone doesn't automatically make anything invincible here. ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' in general is all over the place with this trope. The Universal Century series have anti-Mobile Suit infantry tactics being reasonably effective while armies in the Alternate Universes generally don't field infantry against Mobile Suits at all. However one of the series' major conceits is that Mobile Suits can effortlessly take down battleships and Mobile Armors hundreds of times larger than themselves.

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* ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'' averts this with [[{{Badass}} Master Asia]]. He can stop mecha-scaled bullets with his bare hands, kill Mobile Suits with his scarf alone, and can punch a building out of the way with his student. Size alone doesn't automatically make anything invincible here. ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' in general is all over the place with this trope. The Universal Century series have anti-Mobile Suit infantry tactics being reasonably effective while armies in the Alternate Universes generally don't field infantry against Mobile Suits at all. However one of the series' major conceits is that Mobile Suits can effortlessly take down battleships and Mobile Armors hundreds of times larger than themselves.
17th Dec '15 8:55:52 PM merotoker
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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/{{Phoenix}} treat matter like tinker-toys]]. As a consequence, we don't often (if ever) see conventional arms used against them.
* Prior to Superman becoming someone who can pull galactic sectors across the universe with one hand, he had some difficulty when he once fought an alien giant robot. It was as strong and invulnerable as he was, so whenever Supes and the alien robot traded punches neither was hurt. The robot then used its superior to size to grab Superman and stuff him inside a compartment within. Superman eventually escapes and defeats the robot by dismantling it at the joints.

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\n* [[ComicBook/XMen Sentinels]] ''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}} [[SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}} bend steel with a thought]] or just [[ComicBook/{{Phoenix}} [[ComicBook/JeanGrey treat matter like tinker-toys]]. As a consequence, we don't often (if ever) see conventional arms used against them.
* Prior to Superman Franchise/{{Superman}} becoming someone who can pull galactic sectors across the universe with one hand, he had some difficulty when he once fought an alien giant robot. It was as strong and invulnerable as he was, so whenever Supes and the alien robot traded punches neither was hurt. The robot then used its superior to size to grab Superman and stuff him inside a compartment within. Superman eventually escapes and defeats the robot by dismantling it at the joints.
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* ''Fanfic/MesozoicEffect'': Averted. Larger dinosaur breeds are typically used as long-range support units specifically because they ''aren't'' invulnerable, and their large size just makes them sitting ducks for the high power kinetic weapons of the MassEffect universe. When they do fight up close, they wear large suits of PoweredArmor that generally turn them into MiniMecha, complete with arsenals of weapons and gadgets. Even with these upgrades, they still aren't as durable as tanks and typically have to rely on their superior mobility to stay alive.

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* ''Fanfic/MesozoicEffect'': Averted. Larger dinosaur breeds are typically used as long-range support units specifically because they ''aren't'' invulnerable, and their large size just makes them sitting ducks for the high power kinetic weapons of the MassEffect Franchise/MassEffect universe. When they do fight up close, they wear large suits of PoweredArmor that generally turn them into MiniMecha, complete with arsenals of weapons and gadgets. Even with these upgrades, they still aren't as durable as tanks and typically have to rely on their superior mobility to stay alive.



* ''Fanfic/SOE2LoneHeirOfKrypton'': Subverted. The regular army is useless when it is time to fight [[{{Robeast}} Angels]] or even [[HumongousMecha Evas]]. No weapon of theirs can damage them. However, Asuka -who in this setting is ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}''- can fight them more effectively with her bare hands than with a giant robot despite of being an average-sized human. In fact she manages [[spoiler:taking Armisael down and surviving, something no Eva could do.]]

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* ''Fanfic/SOE2LoneHeirOfKrypton'': Subverted. The regular army is useless when it is time to fight [[{{Robeast}} Angels]] or even [[HumongousMecha Evas]]. No weapon of theirs can damage them. However, Asuka -who in this setting is ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}''- can fight them more effectively with her bare hands than with a giant robot despite of being an average-sized human. In fact she manages [[spoiler:taking Armisael down and surviving, something no Eva could do.]]do]].









** Subverted in ''[[Film/GodzillaMothraKingGhidorahGiantMonstersAllOutAttack GMK]]''. Godzilla is defeated after [[spoiler:swallowing a submarine that uses high-powered torpedoes to drill a hole through his chest allowing said submarine to escape, and causing Godzilla to explode by his thermonuclear breath tearing him apart from the inside out via said hole.]] It doesn't kill him, per se, but at least he's been [[spoiler:reduced to a disembodied heart.]]

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** Subverted in ''[[Film/GodzillaMothraKingGhidorahGiantMonstersAllOutAttack GMK]]''. Godzilla is defeated after [[spoiler:swallowing a submarine that uses high-powered torpedoes to drill a hole through his chest allowing said submarine to escape, and causing Godzilla to explode by his thermonuclear breath tearing him apart from the inside out via said hole.]] hole]]. It doesn't kill him, per se, but at least he's been [[spoiler:reduced to a disembodied heart.]]heart]].



* Downplayed in ''Film/PacificRim'': the {{Kaiju}} aren't ''entirely'' immune to conventional tanks and bombers, but are so resistant to them it takes days of constant attacks just to kill one, all while the things tear the hell out of cities. The collective world community agreed to [[NuclearWeaponsTaboo stop using nuclear weapons on the Kaiju]], because even though they work, doing it over and over again was far more destructive to the planet an humanity in the short run. The point of [[HumongousMecha Jaegers]] isn't just to kill the things, but to kill them ''quickly''; preferably before they even reach the coast. The Kaiju eventually built a nuke-proof variant anyway.

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* Downplayed in ''Film/PacificRim'': the {{Kaiju}} aren't ''entirely'' immune to conventional tanks and bombers, but are so resistant to them it takes days of constant attacks just to kill one, all while the things tear the hell out of cities. The collective world community agreed to [[NuclearWeaponsTaboo stop using nuclear weapons on the Kaiju]], because even though they work, doing it over and over again was far more destructive to the planet an and humanity in the short run. The point of [[HumongousMecha Jaegers]] isn't just to kill the things, but to kill them ''quickly''; preferably before they even reach the coast. The Kaiju eventually built a nuke-proof variant anyway.
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* ''VideoGame/MechAssault'' and ''VideoGame/TheIncredibleHulkUltimateDestruction'' both have harmless infantry enemies. The former is excused in that they're members a a fanatical cult who aren't afraid to die. The latter are member of the US army, but they'll try to avoid the Hulk...for the most part. If he can get close enough, they'll try rifle-butting him, which works about as well as you'd expect.

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\n* ''VideoGame/MechAssault'' and ''VideoGame/TheIncredibleHulkUltimateDestruction'' both have harmless infantry enemies. The former is excused in that they're members a of a fanatical cult who aren't afraid to die. The latter are member of the US army, but they'll try to avoid the Hulk...for the most part. If he can get close enough, they'll try rifle-butting him, which works about as well as you'd expect.



* In the ''VideoGame/ClashOfClans'' commercials, the Giants are portrayed as being colossal guys who laugh as cannonballs, arrows, and mortar shells bounce off of their skin. [[GameplayAndStorySegregation In the game]], they are only about three times bigger than a Barbarian and are just [[SuperToughness very tough]], not [[NighInvulnerable invincible]].

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* In the ''VideoGame/ClashOfClans'' commercials, the Giants are portrayed as being colossal guys who laugh as cannonballs, arrows, and mortar shells bounce off of their skin. [[GameplayAndStorySegregation In the game]], they are only about three times bigger than a Barbarian and are just [[SuperToughness very tough]], not [[NighInvulnerable [[NighInvulnerability invincible]].





















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25th Nov '15 8:19:51 AM HighCrate
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* In the ''VideoGame/ClashOfClans'' commercials, the Giants are portrayed as being colossal guys who laugh as cannonballs, arrows, and mortar shells bounce off of their skin. [[GameplayAndStorySegregation In the game]], they are only about three times bigger than a Barbarian and are just [[MightyGlacier very tough]], not invincible.

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* In the ''VideoGame/ClashOfClans'' commercials, the Giants are portrayed as being colossal guys who laugh as cannonballs, arrows, and mortar shells bounce off of their skin. [[GameplayAndStorySegregation In the game]], they are only about three times bigger than a Barbarian and are just [[MightyGlacier [[SuperToughness very tough]], not invincible.[[NighInvulnerable invincible]].
12th Nov '15 12:49:12 AM Maniago
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* ''VideoGame/HenryStickminSeries'', in ''Stealing the Diamond'', growing to huge proportions using a Growth Mushroom from Super Mario also renders Henry bulletproof. Downplayed since a cannonball does manage to take him down.
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