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20th Sep '17 3:56:48 PM thatmadork
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* ''VideoGame/MordheimCityOfTheDamned'' introduces Impressive units, distinct from the tabletop game. Impressives are much larger than any of the other units, limited to 1 per deployment, and monstrously powerful and durable in combat. Only other Impressives can go toe-to-toe with them and win. However their size means they can't navigate ruins too easily, nor can they enter buildings. They're also quite vulnerable targets to sharpshooters with bows or guns. The Impressives are as follows: [[OurOgresAreHungrier Ogres]] for the [[BadassNormal Reikland Mercenaries]], [[TouchedByVorlons Maidens of Sigmar]] for the [[AmazonBrigade Sisters]], [[DumbMuscle Rat Ogres]] for the [[RatMen Skaven]], [[BodyHorror Chaos Spawn]] for the [[ReligionOfEvil Chaos Cultists]], [[StoutStrength Executioners]] for the [[ChurchMilitant Witch Hunters]], and [[OurGhoulsAreCreepier Crypt Horrors]] for [[TheUndead the Undead]].
11th Sep '17 11:54:42 AM BeerBaron
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** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' has humanoid [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent Dwemer]] Steam Centurions, the largest of their standard MechaMooks who tower over even the tallest playable races. The pack quite the punch and literally blow off steam prior to keeling over when they are finally defeated.

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** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' has Morrowind]]'':
*** The
humanoid [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent Dwemer]] Steam Centurions, the largest of their standard MechaMooks who tower over even the tallest playable races. The pack quite the punch and literally blow off steam prior to keeling over when they are finally defeated.defeated.
*** Ogrim are a massive form of lesser Daedra, and are [[DumbMuscle as dim-witted as they are strong]]. They are the largest of the lesser Daedra, and border on being {{Smash Mook}}s, with no other means of attack than their strong physical attacks.
8th Sep '17 12:39:54 PM BeerBaron
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** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' plays with it in regards to [[OurGiantsAreBigger Giants]]. While there are mentions of historical and OffScreenVillainy, the Giants in-game are typically {{Gentle Giant}}s who will not attack unless provoked. That said, if they do attack, they make for very formidable and hard-hitting foes.

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** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' plays Skyrim]]'':
*** Played
with it in regards to [[OurGiantsAreBigger Giants]]. While there are mentions of historical and OffScreenVillainy, the Giants in-game are typically {{Gentle Giant}}s who will not attack unless provoked. That said, if they do attack, they make for very formidable and hard-hitting foes.
*** Dwemer Steam Centurions return, and are even larger and more powerful. They also now possess a ranged attack of concentrated steam.
*** In the ''Dragonborn'' DLC, Lurkers, a type of [[FishPeople fish-like]] lesser Daedra in service to Hermaeus Mora, the Daedric Prince of [[KeeperOfForbiddenKnowledge Knowledge]], are this. Lurkers stand much taller than even the tallest of the playable races, roughly as tall as Giants, on average. They have powerful physical attacks, can use a ShockwaveStomp, and have [[SuperSpit Acid Spit]].
7th Sep '17 8:00:12 AM BeerBaron
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*** Daedroths, a [[NeverSmileAtACrocodile crocodilian]] form of [[OurDemonsAreDifferent lesser Daedra]] typically associated with the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] [[GodOfEvil Molag]] [[TheCorrupter Bal]], serve this role in BigBad [[DestroyerDeity Mehrunes Dagon]]'s LegionsOfHell here. They're larger (and less intelligent) than all of his other troops save [[EliteMooks Xivilai]].
6th Sep '17 11:55:25 AM BeerBaron
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** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' has [[OurOgresAreHungrier Ogres]] and [[ALoadOfBull Minotaurs]]. Each are nearly double the size of the playable races while also serving as {{Smash Mook}}s.

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** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' has Oblivion]]'':
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[[OurOgresAreHungrier Ogres]] and [[ALoadOfBull Minotaurs]]. Each are nearly double the size of the playable races while also serving as {{Smash Mook}}s.Mook}}s.
*** The ''Knights of the Nine'' expansion adds the Aurorans, lesser Daedra aligned with [[FallenAngel Meridia]] who serve the expansion's BigBad in this capacity. They stand at least a full head taller than any of the playable races and use [[AnAxeToGrind battlexes]] as their favored weapon, which they [[OneHandedZweihander wield one-handed]].
3rd Sep '17 3:24:49 AM Silverblade2
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* Near the end of the 1989 ''Film/{{Batman}}'' movie, Batman is confronted with SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker's large, muscular (and unnamed) bodyguard at the top of the bell tower. This Giant Mook proceeds to wipe the floor with Batman for the next minute or so, possibly coming closer to killing him than the Joker himself. And then Batman kills the mook himself. Comes off being unintentionally funny due to the mook looking like a big Ray Charles, the slapstick style choreography, and the rather silly way in which Batman sends the mook falling to his death.

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* Near the end of the 1989 ''Film/{{Batman}}'' movie, Batman is confronted with SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker's ComicBook/TheJoker's large, muscular (and unnamed) bodyguard at the top of the bell tower. This Giant Mook proceeds to wipe the floor with Batman for the next minute or so, possibly coming closer to killing him than the Joker himself. And then Batman kills the mook himself. Comes off being unintentionally funny due to the mook looking like a big Ray Charles, the slapstick style choreography, and the rather silly way in which Batman sends the mook falling to his death.
17th Jul '17 8:19:29 AM Dark_Lord_
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* On ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', when Harmony forms her own gang she includes a Giant Mook in the form of Mort.
* Actor Rubén Aguirre who was famous for his height is frequently cast as this in more episodes of ''Series/ElChapulinColorado'' that one can count. The joke normally is that Chapulín (played by Roberto Gómez Bolaños who was shorter than average) has to fight him.
* Cercei Lannister in ''Series/GameOfThrones'' has The Mountain (well, actually some sort of resurrected version of him) as her personal bodyguard. Notice that he is not nicknamed The Mountain for nothing.



* ''Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger'' turns this trope UpToEleven with HumongousMecha-sized Mooks.
** This isn't really new to the series, but ''Shinkenger'' ends up doing this almost every other episode (and the ''footsoldiers'' being mecha-sized is unusual).

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* ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' turns this trope UpToEleven with HumongousMecha-sized Mooks:
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''Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger'' turns is the first series to use this trope UpToEleven with HumongousMecha-sized Mooks.
** This isn't really new to the
in almost every episode. While Giant Mooks did occur in previous series, but they were rather rare. ''Shinkenger'' ends up doing is the first series in which this almost every other episode (and trope is a frequent occurrence.
** The Sugormin,
the ''footsoldiers'' being mecha-sized EliteMooks from ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger'' are able to grow giant sized, as well as turning into a glider for the MonsterOfTheWeek to fly on. Basco to Jolokia, one of the villains, is unusual).able to turn past {{Sixth Ranger}}s into mooks. Some of them have the power to grow giant on their own, resulting in this trope.



** The Zorima, the mooks from ''Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger'' pile up on each other to merge into the dinosaur-like Giant Zorima, becoming this trope. The Cambrima, the EliteMooks of the show, can grow giant themselves.



* On ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', when Harmony forms her own gang she includes a Giant Mook in the form of Mort.
* Cercei Lannister in ''Series/GameOfThrones'' has The Mountain (well, actually some sort of resurrected version of him) as her personal bodyguard. Notice that he is not nicknamed The Mountain for nothing.
* Actor Rubén Aguirre who was famous for his height is frequently cast as this in more episodes of ''Series/ElChapulinColorado'' that one can count. The joke normally is that Chapulín (played by Roberto Gómez Bolaños who was shorter than average) has to fight him.

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* On ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', when Harmony forms her own gang she includes a Giant Mook in the form of Mort.
* Cercei Lannister in ''Series/GameOfThrones'' has The Mountain (well, actually some sort of resurrected version of him) as her personal bodyguard. Notice that he is not nicknamed The Mountain for nothing.
* Actor Rubén Aguirre who was famous for his height is frequently cast as this in more episodes of ''Series/ElChapulinColorado'' that one can count. The joke normally is that Chapulín (played by Roberto Gómez Bolaños who was shorter than average) has to fight him.


11th Jul '17 9:59:29 AM BeerBaron
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** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' has Ogres and Minotaurs. Each are nearly double the size of the playable races while also serving as {{Smash Mook}}s.

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** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' has Ogres [[OurOgresAreHungrier Ogres]] and Minotaurs.[[ALoadOfBull Minotaurs]]. Each are nearly double the size of the playable races while also serving as {{Smash Mook}}s.


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** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsOnline Online]]'' brings back many of the aforementioned examples in different regions of the game world.
5th Jul '17 8:57:43 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', you have the Giants, Ogres and Minatours, which are all 3-4 m tall {{Smash Mook}}s. It also has the similarly large and tough Ice and and Storm Atronachs, yet these rely on magic to deal most of their damage.
** ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' also had the Steam Golems, which were known for ''literally'' blowing off steam from their back when they finally keeled over.

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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', you have ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'':
** Throughout
the Giants, Ogres series, [[ElementalEmbodiment Frost and Minatours, which Storm]] Atronoches, two types of [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Lesser Daedra]], are all 3-4 m tall {{Smash Mook}}s. It also has the similarly quite large and tough Ice and and Storm Atronachs, yet these powerful foes. However, they also subvert it as they rely on magic to deal most of their damage.
** ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' also had the ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' has humanoid [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent Dwemer]] Steam Golems, which were known for ''literally'' blowing Centurions, the largest of their standard MechaMooks who tower over even the tallest playable races. The pack quite the punch and literally blow off steam from their back prior to keeling over when they are finally keeled over.defeated.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' has Ogres and Minotaurs. Each are nearly double the size of the playable races while also serving as {{Smash Mook}}s.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' plays with it in regards to [[OurGiantsAreBigger Giants]]. While there are mentions of historical and OffScreenVillainy, the Giants in-game are typically {{Gentle Giant}}s who will not attack unless provoked. That said, if they do attack, they make for very formidable and hard-hitting foes.
** In the series backstory, there once existed a race of giant [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent Goblins]] native to the Alik'r Desert in Hammerfell. Typical Goblins are more {{Mook}} like, standing 3-5 feet tall and are usually only threatening in [[ZergRush overwhelming numbers]]. The giant Goblins stood over 8 feet tall and, while they were eventually exterminated, managed to kill the ancient Redguard hero [[MasterSwordsman Frandar Hunding]] in battle.
6th Jun '17 4:04:32 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* On ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', when Harmony forms her own gang she's at least GenreSavvy enough to include a Giant Mook in the form of Mort.

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* On ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', when Harmony forms her own gang she's at least GenreSavvy enough to include she includes a Giant Mook in the form of Mort.



* ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine'' has the 33rd Battalion Heavy Troopers. These are all uniformly 7' tall and wear [[ImprovisedArmour Juggernaut-like bomb suits with segments of personal body armour duct-taped to it in crucial spots, with an aviation helmet on their head]]. As such, [[MightyGlacier they can barely move, but are so well protected they can tank an ungodly amout of punishment]][[labelnote:*]]for example, a whole magazine of assault rifle fire, three hand grenades or two underslung launcher grenades[[/labelnote]]. Oh, and they all wield {{BFG}}'s either [[MoreDakka M249 light machine guns]] or [[StuffBlowingUp AA-12 automatic shotguns with FRAG-12 explosive slugs]]. Not only that, but [[GenreSavvy they're very much aware of their impairments and how big the bullseye painted on them is]]: they ''very'' rarely attack alone, and request covering fire all the time, more than any other enemy.

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* ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine'' has the 33rd Battalion Heavy Troopers. These are all uniformly 7' tall and wear [[ImprovisedArmour Juggernaut-like bomb suits with segments of personal body armour duct-taped to it in crucial spots, with an aviation helmet on their head]]. As such, [[MightyGlacier they can barely move, but are so well protected they can tank an ungodly amout of punishment]][[labelnote:*]]for example, a whole magazine of assault rifle fire, three hand grenades or two underslung launcher grenades[[/labelnote]]. Oh, and they all wield {{BFG}}'s either [[MoreDakka M249 light machine guns]] or [[StuffBlowingUp AA-12 automatic shotguns with FRAG-12 explosive slugs]]. Not only that, but [[GenreSavvy they're very much aware of their impairments and how big the bullseye painted on them is]]: is: they ''very'' rarely attack alone, and request covering fire all the time, more than any other enemy.
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