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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. joints.


* ''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. anyway.











* ''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.
1st Nov '15 12:39:13 PM Raidrik
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* Subverted in the 90's ''Franchise/{{Gamera}}'' trilogy. Gamera is easily shot down by missiles. They don't kill him, but they certainly do their fair-share of damage to the giant turtle. He does grow more durable and powerful in later movies to where anti-aircraft missiles so slow him down somewhat, but don't actually hurt him.
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* Subverted in the 90's ''Franchise/{{Gamera}}'' trilogy. Gamera is easily shot down by missiles. They don't kill him, but they certainly do their fair-share of damage to the giant turtle. He does grow more durable and powerful in later movies to where anti-aircraft missiles so can slow him down somewhat, but don't actually hurt him.
1st Nov '15 12:38:50 PM Raidrik
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* Subverted in the 90's ''Franchise/{{Gamera}}'' trilogy. Gamera is easily shot down by missiles. They don't kill him, but they certainly do their fair-share of damage to the giant turtle.
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* Subverted in the 90's ''Franchise/{{Gamera}}'' trilogy. Gamera is easily shot down by missiles. They don't kill him, but they certainly do their fair-share of damage to the giant turtle. He does grow more durable and powerful in later movies to where anti-aircraft missiles so slow him down somewhat, but don't actually hurt him.
1st Nov '15 8:39:21 AM kikiandlala
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* 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.
30th Oct '15 4:21:46 PM CJCroen1393
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* The biggest of dinosaurs are thought to have adhered to this trope at least somewhat. At their adult size, animals like ''Argentinosaurus'' would likely have had little to fear from predators, and the few predators that could fight them still had to be careful. In essentially a RealLife lampshading of this trope, one sauropod closely related to ''Argentinosaurus'' was named "''Dreadnoughtus''", which translates to [[AwesomeMcCoolname "Fears Nothing"]].
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* The biggest of dinosaurs are thought to have adhered to this trope at least somewhat. At their adult size, animals like ''Argentinosaurus'' would likely have had little to fear from predators, and the few predators that could fight them still had to be careful.careful and couldn't guarantee that their attacks would be effective. In essentially a RealLife lampshading of this trope, one sauropod closely related to ''Argentinosaurus'' was named "''Dreadnoughtus''", which translates to [[AwesomeMcCoolname "Fears Nothing"]].
30th Oct '15 4:20:12 PM CJCroen1393
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* The biggest of dinosaurs are thought to have adhered to this trope at least somewhat. At their adult size, animals like ''Argentinosaurus'' would likely have had little to fear from predators, and the few predators that could fight them still had to be careful. In essentially a RealLife lampshading of this trope, one sauropod closely related to ''Argentinosaurus'' was named "''Dreadnoughtus''", which translates to [[AwesomeMcCoolname "Fears Nothing"]].
18th Oct '15 7:21:01 AM Anddrix
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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]], [[SelfDemonstrating/{{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.
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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]], [[SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}} [[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.
13th Oct '15 4:03:55 AM MachRider1985
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* ''Fanfic/TheOneILoveIs'': Although he hates fighting, Shinji gets forced to pilot a giant robot because there is nothing else can damage the [[{{Robeast}} Angels]], and the is the only one can pilot Unit 01.
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