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2nd Sep '16 1:47:55 PM DastardlyDemolition
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Seeing how this trope is crucial to the series, it's only natural that it shows up in fan fiction.



* ''FanFic/BattleFantasiaProject'': Justified in the remake. When the Nightmare Factory deploys a {{Kaiju}}, it's quickly pointed out that [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve magic tends to make beliefs real or more probable]], and as it happened in Japan the Kaijuu was effectively invincible unless fought by a PhysicalGod, someone with divine-inspired powers, or something equally large (it was taken down by the [[WesternAnimation/MegasXLR Megas]]).



* ''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 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/{{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.



* ''Fanfic/TheBridge'' plays it completely straight on the Terran side, where only high end mecha or extremely rare superweapons have any effect on kaiju and it usually took one of the more heroic kaiju to save the day. On the Equestrian side, it flip flops. Bladed weaponry are obviously useless and magic blasts from an extremely powerful unicorn like Starlight Glimmer might just get a kaiju's attention; but WordOfGod and demonstration show more powerful artifacts like the Crystal heart and potent alicorn magic can do some damage.


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* ''FanFic/BattleFantasiaProject'': Justified in the remake. When the Nightmare Factory deploys a {{Kaiju}}, it's quickly pointed out that [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve magic tends to make beliefs real or more probable]], and as it happened in Japan the Kaijuu was effectively invincible unless fought by a PhysicalGod, someone with divine-inspired powers, or something equally large (it was taken down by the [[WesternAnimation/MegasXLR Megas]]).
* ''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 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/{{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.
* ''Fanfic/TheBridge'' plays it completely straight on the Terran side, where only high end mecha or extremely rare superweapons have any effect on kaiju and it usually took one of the more heroic kaiju to save the day. On the Equestrian side, it flip flops. Bladed weaponry are obviously useless and magic blasts from an extremely powerful unicorn like Starlight Glimmer might just get a kaiju's attention; but WordOfGod and demonstration show more powerful artifacts like the Crystal heart and potent alicorn magic can do some damage.
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23rd Aug '16 6:55:03 PM TrollMan
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** In the [[Film/JurassicWorld fourth movie]] this is zigzagged. The pterosaurs are each taken down by one shot, but it can be assumed it's because they're not really that big. Meanwhile the ''[[BigBad Indominus rex]]'' barely seems to notice when she's being shot at and shrugs off a barrage of machine gun and rifle fire through the movie.
14th Aug '16 11:36:53 AM Raidrik
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* ''Fanfic/TheBridge'' plays it completely straight on the Terran side, where high end mecha or only extremely rare superweapons have any effect on kaiju and it usually took one of the more heroic kaiju to save the day. On the Equestrian side, it flip flops. Bladed weaponry are obviously useless and magic blasts from an extremely powerful unicorn like Starlight Glimmer might just get a kaiju's attention; but WordOfGod and demonstration show more powerful artifacts like the Crystal heart and potent alicorn magic can do some damage.

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* ''Fanfic/TheBridge'' plays it completely straight on the Terran side, where only high end mecha or only extremely rare superweapons have any effect on kaiju and it usually took one of the more heroic kaiju to save the day. On the Equestrian side, it flip flops. Bladed weaponry are obviously useless and magic blasts from an extremely powerful unicorn like Starlight Glimmer might just get a kaiju's attention; but WordOfGod and demonstration show more powerful artifacts like the Crystal heart and potent alicorn magic can do some damage.
14th Aug '16 11:36:17 AM Raidrik
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* ''Fanfic/TheBridge'' plays it completely straight on the Terran side, where high end mecha or only extremely rare superweapons have any effect on kaiju and it usually took one of the more heroic kaiju to save the day. On the Equestrian side, it flip flops. Bladed weaponry are obviously useless and magic blasts from an extremely powerful unicorn like Starlight Glimmer might just get a kaiju's attention; but WordOfGod and demonstration show more powerful artifacts like the Crystal heart and potent alicorn magic can do some damage.
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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