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28th Oct '17 12:13:46 AM DastardlyDemolition
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** Da Orks play this trope straight -- since Orks actually grow in size and muscle mass based on their social status, the "Nobz" who lead squads/mobz are noticeably bigger than their underlings, though not as big as the Warboss in command of the army.
** The Imperial Guard also deploys Ogryns, which are their equivalent of Ogres.

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** Da Orks play this trope straight -- since Orks actually grow in size and muscle mass based on their social status, the "Nobz" who lead squads/mobz are noticeably bigger than their underlings, though not as big as the Warboss in command of the army.
army. The biggest and the baddest bully the smaller and the less bad into following them which they do happily. This also applies to Killa Kans and Deff Dreads with both Ork and Gretchin in them as since they're bigger and stronger they can now pummel other Orks.
** The Imperial Guard also deploys Ogryns, which are their equivalent of Ogres. By and large, they're dumb and even their "BONE'eads" are still pretty dumb as they all come from former and long forgotten prison planets that stress "being big" and not "smart". They literally believe that the Emperor has a direct chain of command that is never wrong and the Commissar is the direct line to them... which is bad when said Commissar falls to Chaos. The Ogryn are too dumb to realize anything is amiss. Ogryn are stupidly loyal and serve as perfect body guards, with one dragging a Rhino (a massive armored personnel carrier) all the way to his injured Commissar because he said "the med-kit is in the Rhino" and assumed it meant "bring the Rhino to him".


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** Shortly after the Thirteenth Black Crusade, under the guide of Primarch Robotue Gulliman and Archmagos Dominus Belisarius Cawl, the Loyalist Space Marines have the Primaris Space Marines. Primaris Marines are bigger, stronger, and less prone to genetic quirks than their older Brothers making them more reliable compared to, for example, a Blood Angel Marine. The Primaris is far less likely to suffer from the Red Thirst nor will he succumb to the Black Rage.
15th Oct '17 1:12:37 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Most teams of Wrestling/{{AAA}}'s mascot division were made up of a wrestler with a miniestrella using [[MiniMook a similar gimmick]], but the opposite was also popular with mini estrellas popular to have a "large" version.[[/folder]]

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* Most teams of Wrestling/{{AAA}}'s mascot division were made up of a wrestler luchador with a miniestrella using [[MiniMook a similar gimmick]], but the opposite was also popular possible with mini estrellas popular to have a "large" version.[[/folder]]
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]]'':
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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]]'':
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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.
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