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20th Jun '17 6:06:18 PM AtmosBlitzer
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** Pictured above is the classic "Giant Growth" card, which increases a creature's strength and toughness by 3 each (for reference, an average ''dragon'' in the setting would be either a 4/4 or a 5/5). There are also variations on the card, such as Mutagenic Growth (which can be paid with life instead of mana, but it's effect is reduced to +2/+2) and Enlarge (gives +7/+7, but causes enemy creatures to block it)

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** Pictured above is the classic "Giant Growth" card, which increases a creature's strength and toughness by 3 each (for reference, an average ''dragon'' in the setting would be either a 4/4 or a 5/5). There are also variations on the card, such as Mutagenic Growth (which can be paid with life instead of mana, but it's effect is reduced to +2/+2) and Enlarge (gives +7/+7, but causes +7/+7 and forces enemy creatures to block it)
17th Jun '17 5:24:00 AM themisterfree
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* ''Franchise/SuperSentai''/''Franchise/PowerRangers''. Whenever the Rangers defeated the MonsterOfTheWeek, eight times out of ten the BigBad of the season would resurrect it at giant size for the Rangers to fight in their [[HumongousMecha Zords]]. Each villain had a different method for doing this; let's just list the ''Power Rangers'' ones - {{Trope Namer|s}} [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Rita Repulsa]] threw her magic staff to the Earth, [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Lord Zedd]] threw a magical grenade, [[Series/PowerRangersZeo the Machine Empire]] sent out a tiny robot with an enlarging ray... [[labelnote:If you care...]] [[Series/PowerRangersTurbo Divatox]] fired torpedoes with a growth potion, [[Series/PowerRangersInSpace Astronema]] fired a ray from her base, ''Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy'' monsters grew on their own or, rarely, from drinking a potion, [[Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue Jinxer]] threw growth cards, which he had in addition to monster and mook cards, [[Series/PowerRangersTimeForce mutants]] tore off "DNA patches," [[Series/PowerRangersWildForce Toxica]] fired magic seeds from her staff, [[Series/PowerRangersNinjaStorm Lothor]] fired a "Scroll of Empowerment" from his ship, [[Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder Mesogog]] used a "Hydro-Regeneraator" that brought down technobabble-laden rain, alien criminals in ''Series/PowerRangersSPD'' [[AvertedTrope used their own "Zords"]], ''Series/PowerRangersMysticForce'' had it as one more easily-cast spell, each ''Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive'' BigBad had his own grow method, [[Series/PowerRangersJungleFury Rinshi Beasts]] used a necessarily-vaguely-defined martial arts technique, [[Series/PowerRangersRPM Venjix]]... uh, the visuals that accompany "Begin the download, now!" are pretty vague, but consensus is 'download' refers to downloading a growth program into the monster, [[Series/PowerRangersSamurai Nighloks]] naturally had a second "Megamonster" life/state/form that kicked in when they're blown up, [[Series/PowerRangersMegaforce Vrak]] called his Zombats to attach themselves to the monster to initiate the growth, [[Series/PowerRangersMegaforce Princess Levira]] fired the Maximizer ray from the Armada's mothership, [[Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge Sledge (and later, Heckyl)]] commanded one of his {{Mooks}} to fire the Magnabeam from his spaceship, and [[Series/PowerRangersNinjaSteel Cosmo Royale]] fires a beam from the Warrior Dome ''if'' the Galaxy Warriors audience demands it. Whew.[[/labelnote]] (Mind you, the monster being destroyed at small size first didn't become the norm until ''well'' into the series. No matter how many times it happens, any longtime Power Rangers fan will probably never feel quite right watching a ray strike the totally empty space where the utterly-vaporized-onscreen monster ''used'' to be, somehow causing a giant monster to manifest from ''nothing.'' Also, any form of self-activated growth requires the monster to be intact enough to activate it, so if (for example) a mutant from Time Force is frozen or a Rinshi Beast from Jungle Fury does the revert-to-stone-and-shatter routine, it's over at any size.)

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* ''Franchise/SuperSentai''/''Franchise/PowerRangers''. Whenever the Rangers defeated the MonsterOfTheWeek, eight times out of ten the BigBad of the season would resurrect it at giant size for the Rangers to fight in their [[HumongousMecha Zords]]. Each villain had a different method for doing this; let's just list the ''Power Rangers'' ones - {{Trope Namer|s}} [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Rita Repulsa]] threw her magic staff to the Earth, [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Lord Zedd]] threw a magical grenade, when Rita and Zedd got married they crossed their staves and generated magical lightning, [[Series/PowerRangersZeo the Machine Empire]] sent out a tiny robot with an enlarging ray... [[labelnote:If you care...]] [[Series/PowerRangersTurbo Divatox]] fired torpedoes with a growth potion, [[Series/PowerRangersInSpace Astronema]] fired a ray from her base, ''Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy'' monsters grew on their own or, rarely, from drinking a potion, [[Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue Jinxer]] threw growth cards, which he had in addition to monster and mook cards, [[Series/PowerRangersTimeForce mutants]] tore off "DNA patches," [[Series/PowerRangersWildForce Toxica]] fired magic seeds from her staff, [[Series/PowerRangersNinjaStorm Lothor]] fired a "Scroll of Empowerment" from his ship, [[Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder Mesogog]] used a "Hydro-Regeneraator" that brought down technobabble-laden rain, alien criminals in ''Series/PowerRangersSPD'' [[AvertedTrope used their own "Zords"]], ''Series/PowerRangersMysticForce'' had it as one more easily-cast spell, each ''Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive'' BigBad had his own grow method, [[Series/PowerRangersJungleFury Rinshi Beasts]] used a necessarily-vaguely-defined martial arts technique, [[Series/PowerRangersRPM Venjix]]... uh, the visuals that accompany "Begin the download, now!" are pretty vague, but consensus is 'download' refers to downloading a growth program into the monster, [[Series/PowerRangersSamurai Nighloks]] naturally had a second "Megamonster" life/state/form that kicked in when they're blown up, [[Series/PowerRangersMegaforce Vrak]] called his Zombats to attach themselves to the monster to initiate the growth, [[Series/PowerRangersMegaforce Princess Levira]] fired the Maximizer ray from the Armada's mothership, [[Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge Sledge (and later, Heckyl)]] commanded one of his {{Mooks}} to fire the Magnabeam from his spaceship, and [[Series/PowerRangersNinjaSteel Cosmo Royale]] fires a beam from the Warrior Dome ''if'' the Galaxy Warriors audience demands it. Whew.[[/labelnote]] (Mind you, the monster being destroyed at small size first didn't become the norm until ''well'' into the series. No matter how many times it happens, any longtime Power Rangers fan will probably never feel quite right watching a ray strike the totally empty space where the utterly-vaporized-onscreen monster ''used'' to be, somehow causing a giant monster to manifest from ''nothing.'' Also, any form of self-activated growth requires the monster to be intact enough to activate it, so if (for example) a mutant from Time Force is frozen or a Rinshi Beast from Jungle Fury does the revert-to-stone-and-shatter routine, it's over at any size.)
14th May '17 6:20:07 PM hello86
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*** Dairanger also defies in an episode where the {{Monster of the week}} tries to grow, but is blocked by the heroes by putting the staff to form a cage to prevent him from doing so.

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*** Dairanger also defies in an episode where the {{Monster of the week}} tries to grow, but is blocked by the heroes by putting the staff throwing their staves to form a cage to prevent him from doing so.
15th Apr '17 2:40:29 PM Eddy1215
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''(A electric blast from the giant Megavolt's volt gun reduces a nearby mailbox to ashes)''\\

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''(A ''(An electric blast from the giant Megavolt's volt gun reduces a nearby mailbox to ashes)''\\
15th Apr '17 2:38:35 PM Eddy1215
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-->'''Darkwing''': Don't worry, Launchpad. Megavolt may have superior size, he may have superior power, but ''I'' have superior intellect!//
''(A electric blast from the giant Megavolt's volt gun reduces a nearby mailbox to ashes)''//

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-->'''Darkwing''': Don't worry, Launchpad. Megavolt may have superior size, he may have superior power, but ''I'' have superior intellect!//
intellect!\\
''(A electric blast from the giant Megavolt's volt gun reduces a nearby mailbox to ashes)''//ashes)''\\
15th Apr '17 2:37:54 PM Eddy1215
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* In ''TurtlesForever,'' [[spoiler: the 2003 Shredder becomes humongazoid for the final battle. It's apparently a feature built into his new body from Krang's technology]].

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* In ''TurtlesForever,'' ''WesternAnimation/TurtlesForever,'' [[spoiler: the 2003 Shredder becomes humongazoid for the final battle. It's apparently a feature built into his new body from Krang's technology]].



* In the SeriesFauxnale of ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'', after Dexter and family have the monster on the ropes, Mandark sweeps in with a laser tank so he can finish it off and get all the credit. However, he's too busy gloating to notice that the monster is absorbing the energy and growing even larger, until it picks him up and eats him (He got better).

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* In the SeriesFauxnale of ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'', after Dexter and family have the monster on the ropes, Mandark sweeps in with a laser tank so he can finish it off and get all the credit. However, he's too busy gloating to notice that [[WhatAnIdiot the monster is absorbing the energy and growing even larger, larger]], until it picks him up and eats him (He got better).



* One WhatIf episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' has a [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever giant Bender]] terrorising New New York, so the Professor uses a growth ray on Zoidberg to get them to fight one another.

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* One WhatIf episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' has a [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever giant Bender]] terrorising New New York, so the Professor uses a growth ray on Zoidberg [[BehemothBattle to get them to fight one another.another]].


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* In ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' episode, "Comic Book Capers", D.W writes a comic book based on his adventures which features him dealing with Megavolt and his super remote control that allows him to control all appliances in the city, only for him to be constantly interrupted [[TooManyCooksSpoilTheSoup and people throwing in their own ideas]]. When Megavolt himself gets his hands on the comic book, he becomes disgusted with the way he's being portrayed and adds in that he uses the remote control to channel the electric company's energy into himself, making him grow ten times his size and dramatic increasing his electrical powers.
-->'''Darkwing''': Don't worry, Launchpad. Megavolt may have superior size, he may have superior power, but ''I'' have superior intellect!//
''(A electric blast from the giant Megavolt's volt gun reduces a nearby mailbox to ashes)''//
'''Darkwing''': ''(Meekly)'' Then again, let's not undersell size and power.
17th Mar '17 8:35:26 PM jormis29
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** Shredder has this done to him by a dark fairy in the Japanese-made ''Legend of the Supermutants'' OVA.

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** Shredder has this done to him by a dark fairy in the Japanese-made ''Legend ''[[Anime/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesLegendOfTheSupermutants Legend of the Supermutants'' Supermutants]]'' OVA.
20th Feb '17 1:02:51 PM PhantomRider
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** ''Anime/DigimonTamers'': It's only shown once, but Ryo has a card that enables his partner to grow to a monstrous size, and it's stated that it's too much for anyone who's not a master Tamer to handle (in the original, it's called "King Device", and the "Device" cards in general are too dangerous for amateurs; in the dub, it's given the simple and MeaningfulName of "Goliath").

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** ''Anime/DigimonTamers'': It's only shown once, but Ryo has a card that enables his partner to grow to a monstrous size, and it's stated that it's too much for anyone who's not a master Tamer to handle (in the original, it's called "King Device", and the "Device" "[[[ChessMotifs chess piece here]]] Device" cards in general are too dangerous for amateurs; in the dub, it's given the simple and MeaningfulName of "Goliath").



* ''Franchise/SuperSentai''/''Franchise/PowerRangers''. Whenever the Rangers defeated the MonsterOfTheWeek, eight times out of ten the BigBad of the season would resurrect it at giant size for the Rangers to fight in their [[HumongousMecha Zords]]. Each villain had a different method for doing this; let's just list the ''Power Rangers'' ones - {{Trope Namer|s}} [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Rita Repulsa]] threw her magic staff to the Earth, [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Lord Zedd]] threw a magical grenade, [[Series/PowerRangersZeo the Machine Empire]] sent out a tiny robot with an enlarging ray... [[labelnote:If you care...]] [[Series/PowerRangersTurbo Divatox]] fired torpedoes with a growth potion, [[Series/PowerRangersInSpace Astronema]] fired a ray from her base, ''Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy'' monsters grew on their own or, rarely, from drinking a potion, [[Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue Jinxer]] threw growth cards, which he had in addition to monster and mook cards, [[Series/PowerRangersTimeForce mutants]] tore off "DNA patches," [[Series/PowerRangersWildForce Toxica]] fired magic seeds from her staff, [[Series/PowerRangersNinjaStorm Lothor]] fired a "Scroll of Empowerment" from his ship, [[Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder Mesogog]] used a "Hydro-Regeneraator" that brought down technobabble-laden rain, alien criminals in ''Series/PowerRangersSPD'' [[AvertedTrope used their own "Zords"]], ''Series/PowerRangersMysticForce'' had it as one more easily-cast spell, each ''Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive'' BigBad had his own grow method, [[Series/PowerRangersJungleFury Rinshi Beasts]] used a necessarily-vaguely-defined martial arts technique, [[Series/PowerRangersRPM Venjix]]... uh, the visuals that accompany "Begin the download, now!" are pretty vague, but consensus is 'download' refers to downloading a growth program into the monster, [[Series/PowerRangersSamurai Nighloks]] naturally had a second "Megamonster" life/state/form that kicked in when they're blown up, [[Series/PowerRangersMegaforce Vrak]] called his Zombats to attach themselves to the monster to initiate the growth, [[Series/PowerRangersMegaforce Princess Levira]] fired the Maximizer ray from the Armada's mothership, [[Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge Sledge (and later, Heckyl)]] commanded one of his {{Mooks}} to fire the Magnabeam from his spaceship, and [[Series/PowerRangersNinjaSteel Cosmo Royale]] fires a beam from the Warrior Dome if the Galaxy Warriors audience demands it. Whew.[[/labelnote]] (mind you, the monster being destroyed at small size first didn't become the norm until ''well'' into the series, and sometimes ''can't'' happen - any form of self-activated growth requires the monster to ''exist'' in order to do it. No matter how many times it happens, any longtime Power Rangers fan will probably never feel quite right watching a ray strike the totally empty space where the utterly-vaporized-onscreen monster ''used'' to be, somehow causing a giant monster to manifest from ''nothing.'')

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* ''Franchise/SuperSentai''/''Franchise/PowerRangers''. Whenever the Rangers defeated the MonsterOfTheWeek, eight times out of ten the BigBad of the season would resurrect it at giant size for the Rangers to fight in their [[HumongousMecha Zords]]. Each villain had a different method for doing this; let's just list the ''Power Rangers'' ones - {{Trope Namer|s}} [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Rita Repulsa]] threw her magic staff to the Earth, [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Lord Zedd]] threw a magical grenade, [[Series/PowerRangersZeo the Machine Empire]] sent out a tiny robot with an enlarging ray... [[labelnote:If you care...]] [[Series/PowerRangersTurbo Divatox]] fired torpedoes with a growth potion, [[Series/PowerRangersInSpace Astronema]] fired a ray from her base, ''Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy'' monsters grew on their own or, rarely, from drinking a potion, [[Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue Jinxer]] threw growth cards, which he had in addition to monster and mook cards, [[Series/PowerRangersTimeForce mutants]] tore off "DNA patches," [[Series/PowerRangersWildForce Toxica]] fired magic seeds from her staff, [[Series/PowerRangersNinjaStorm Lothor]] fired a "Scroll of Empowerment" from his ship, [[Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder Mesogog]] used a "Hydro-Regeneraator" that brought down technobabble-laden rain, alien criminals in ''Series/PowerRangersSPD'' [[AvertedTrope used their own "Zords"]], ''Series/PowerRangersMysticForce'' had it as one more easily-cast spell, each ''Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive'' BigBad had his own grow method, [[Series/PowerRangersJungleFury Rinshi Beasts]] used a necessarily-vaguely-defined martial arts technique, [[Series/PowerRangersRPM Venjix]]... uh, the visuals that accompany "Begin the download, now!" are pretty vague, but consensus is 'download' refers to downloading a growth program into the monster, [[Series/PowerRangersSamurai Nighloks]] naturally had a second "Megamonster" life/state/form that kicked in when they're blown up, [[Series/PowerRangersMegaforce Vrak]] called his Zombats to attach themselves to the monster to initiate the growth, [[Series/PowerRangersMegaforce Princess Levira]] fired the Maximizer ray from the Armada's mothership, [[Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge Sledge (and later, Heckyl)]] commanded one of his {{Mooks}} to fire the Magnabeam from his spaceship, and [[Series/PowerRangersNinjaSteel Cosmo Royale]] fires a beam from the Warrior Dome if ''if'' the Galaxy Warriors audience demands it. Whew.[[/labelnote]] (mind (Mind you, the monster being destroyed at small size first didn't become the norm until ''well'' into the series, and sometimes ''can't'' happen - any form of self-activated growth requires the monster to ''exist'' in order to do it.series. No matter how many times it happens, any longtime Power Rangers fan will probably never feel quite right watching a ray strike the totally empty space where the utterly-vaporized-onscreen monster ''used'' to be, somehow causing a giant monster to manifest from ''nothing.'')'' Also, any form of self-activated growth requires the monster to be intact enough to activate it, so if (for example) a mutant from Time Force is frozen or a Rinshi Beast from Jungle Fury does the revert-to-stone-and-shatter routine, it's over at any size.)



*** The ''Shinkenger'' crossover in ''Series/KamenRiderDecade'' averts this by virtue of StoryBreakerTeamUp, though: When the Ayakashi Chinomanako [[spoiler:stole Daiki's Diendriver and transformed into a corrupt version of Kamen Rider Diend]], his biology was somehow altered, meaning that it now had only one human-sized life. Really though, this was done mainly because Kamen Riders don't have HumongousMecha[[note]]However, there are Kamen Riders who face giant threats more often than others, though not OncePerEpisode. Take ''Film/KamenRiderJ'' and ''Film/KamenRiderHibiki''. The former makes himself grow whereas the latter, in spite of the size of his enemies, '''doesn't'''. ''Series/KamenRiderDenO'', ''Series/KamenRiderKiva'', ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'' fight giant monsters semi-regularly, using their weapon-laden transforming CoolTrain, dragon castle, and bike that can attach to many other monster-busting vehicles, respectively. ''Series/KamenRiderOOO'' often doesn't ''need'' such things to deal with giant threats, taking out the first with a sword slash in finishing mode. It's too bad we ''didn't'' get to see Decade show the Rangers that you don't need giant robots to deal with giant beasties[[/note]].

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*** The ''Shinkenger'' crossover in ''Series/KamenRiderDecade'' averts this by virtue of StoryBreakerTeamUp, though: When the Ayakashi Chinomanako [[spoiler:stole Daiki's Diendriver and transformed into a corrupt version of Kamen Rider Diend]], his biology was somehow altered, meaning that it now had only one human-sized life. Really though, this was done mainly because Kamen Riders don't have HumongousMecha[[note]]However, there are Kamen Riders who face giant threats more often than others, though not OncePerEpisode. Take ''Film/KamenRiderJ'' and ''Film/KamenRiderHibiki''. The former makes himself grow whereas the latter, in spite of the size of his enemies, '''doesn't'''. ''Series/KamenRiderDenO'', ''Series/KamenRiderKiva'', and ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'' fight giant monsters semi-regularly, using their weapon-laden transforming CoolTrain, dragon castle, and bike that can attach to many other monster-busting vehicles, respectively. ''Series/KamenRiderOOO'' often doesn't ''need'' such things to deal with giant threats, taking out the first with a sword slash in finishing mode. It's too bad we ''didn't'' get to see Decade show the Rangers that you don't need giant robots to deal with giant beasties[[/note]].



** In ''Series/EngineSentaiGoOnger,'' one monster dramatically shouts the usual growth command... and nothing happens. Turns out a GenreSavvy Go-On Gold had [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome removed the monster's module of grow-juice]] during the battle!

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** In ''Series/EngineSentaiGoOnger,'' one monster dramatically shouts the usual growth command... command, "Industrial Revolution!" ...and nothing happens. Turns out a GenreSavvy Go-On Gold had [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome removed the monster's module of grow-juice]] during the battle!



** As with Series/BattleFeverJ, the small monsters and the giant robotic versions aren't the same critter in Series/TokumeiSentaiGoBusters. As such, while the big version ''usually'' arrives just after the small version goes kerflooey, there are nearly as many times when the team must split up as some fight the small one on the ground and the some fight the big one in their own robots, or the big robot must be fought first while the small monster carries out the evil plot du jour in hiding. Most interestingly, as the monsters are made from Earth machines, once, the usual "giant robot made in the likeness of the MOTW" mech ''is itself turned into a monster, which in turn has a new robot based on it.'' At one point you've got a robot ''within'' a monster ''within'' a robot. [[spoiler: This "Megazord Zeta" in turn is possessed by the BigBad]].

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***In ''Series/PowerRangersNinjaStorm'' we get a bit of LampshadeHanging. On one occasion, the BigBad Lothor looks directly at the screen and says "What, did you think he was going to get smaller?" Another time, when Marah and Kapri first recruited Shimazu, Marah says "What's the worst that could happen? They blow him up, we grow him big again, they blow him up again and we grow him big again and they blow him and we grow him and-" Lothor cuts them off with "I know [[StrictlyFormula the formula]]!" On another occasion, Lothor had just sent ''several'' monsters, and orders TheDragon Zurgane to make them ''all'' grow. Zurgane tries, gets an error, and reminds Lothor that he'd been too cheap to pay for the upgrade that would let multiple monsters grow at once. Lothor grumpily tells him to make just one grow.
** As with Series/BattleFeverJ, the small monsters and the giant robotic versions aren't the same critter in Series/TokumeiSentaiGoBusters. As such, just as in BFJ, while the big version ''usually'' arrives just after the small version goes kerflooey, there are nearly as many times when the team must split up as some fight the small one on the ground and the some fight the big one in their own robots, or the big robot must be fought first while the small monster carries out the evil plot du jour in hiding. Most interestingly, as the monsters Monsters in this series are made created from Earth machines, once, the usual "giant and on one occasion, a robot made in the likeness of the MOTW" mech ''is itself turned based on a monster is ''turned into a monster, which in turn has a monster itself,'' and soon ''a new robot based on it.it arrives.'' At one point you've got a robot ''within'' a monster ''within'' a robot. [[spoiler: This "Megazord Zeta" in turn is possessed by the BigBad]].
29th Jan '17 2:54:16 AM MoonlightBomber
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* ''Franchise/SuperSentai''/''Franchise/PowerRangers''. Whenever the Rangers defeated the MonsterOfTheWeek, eight times out of ten the BigBad of the season would resurrect it at giant size for the Rangers to fight in their [[HumongousMecha Zords]]. Each villain had a different method for doing this; let's just list the ''Power Rangers'' ones - {{Trope Namer|s}} [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Rita Repulsa]] threw her magic staff to the Earth, [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Lord Zedd]] threw a magical grenade, [[Series/PowerRangersZeo the Machine Empire]] sent out a tiny robot with an enlarging ray... [[labelnote:If you care...]] [[Series/PowerRangersTurbo Divatox]] fired torpedoes with a growth potion, [[Series/PowerRangersInSpace Astronema]] fired a ray from her base, ''Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy'' monsters grew on their own or, rarely, from drinking a potion, [[Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue Jinxer]] threw growth cards, which he had in addition to monster and mook cards, [[Series/PowerRangersTimeForce mutants]] tore off "DNA patches," [[Series/PowerRangersWildForce Toxica]] fired magic seeds from her staff, [[Series/PowerRangersNinjaStorm Lothor]] fired a "Scroll of Empowerment" from his ship, [[Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder Mesogog]] used a "Hydro-Regeneraator" that brought down technobabble-laden rain, alien criminals in ''Series/PowerRangersSPD'' [[AvertedTrope used their own "Zords"]], ''Series/PowerRangersMysticForce'' had it as one more easily-cast spell, each ''Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive'' BigBad had his own grow method, [[Series/PowerRangersJungleFury Rinshi Beasts]] used a necessarily-vaguely-defined martial arts technique, [[Series/PowerRangersRPM Venjix]]... uh, the visuals that accompany "Begin the download, now!" are pretty vague, but consensus is 'download' refers to downloading a growth program into the monster, [[Series/PowerRangersSamurai Nighloks]] naturally had a second "Megamonster" life/state/form that kicked in when they're blown up, [[Series/PowerRangersMegaforce Vrak]] called his Zombats to attach themselves to the monster to initiate the growth, [[Series/PowerRangersMegaforce Princess Levira]] fired the Maximizer ray from the Armada's mothership, and [[Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge Sledge (and later, Heckyl)]] commands one of his {{Mooks}} to fire the Magnabeam from his spaceship. Whew.[[/labelnote]] (mind you, the monster being destroyed at small size first didn't become the norm until ''well'' into the series, and sometimes ''can't'' happen - any form of self-activated growth requires the monster to ''exist'' in order to do it. No matter how many times it happens, any longtime Power Rangers fan will probably never feel quite right watching a ray strike the totally empty space where the utterly-vaporized-onscreen monster ''used'' to be, somehow causing a giant monster to manifest from ''nothing.'')

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* ''Franchise/SuperSentai''/''Franchise/PowerRangers''. Whenever the Rangers defeated the MonsterOfTheWeek, eight times out of ten the BigBad of the season would resurrect it at giant size for the Rangers to fight in their [[HumongousMecha Zords]]. Each villain had a different method for doing this; let's just list the ''Power Rangers'' ones - {{Trope Namer|s}} [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Rita Repulsa]] threw her magic staff to the Earth, [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Lord Zedd]] threw a magical grenade, [[Series/PowerRangersZeo the Machine Empire]] sent out a tiny robot with an enlarging ray... [[labelnote:If you care...]] [[Series/PowerRangersTurbo Divatox]] fired torpedoes with a growth potion, [[Series/PowerRangersInSpace Astronema]] fired a ray from her base, ''Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy'' monsters grew on their own or, rarely, from drinking a potion, [[Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue Jinxer]] threw growth cards, which he had in addition to monster and mook cards, [[Series/PowerRangersTimeForce mutants]] tore off "DNA patches," [[Series/PowerRangersWildForce Toxica]] fired magic seeds from her staff, [[Series/PowerRangersNinjaStorm Lothor]] fired a "Scroll of Empowerment" from his ship, [[Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder Mesogog]] used a "Hydro-Regeneraator" that brought down technobabble-laden rain, alien criminals in ''Series/PowerRangersSPD'' [[AvertedTrope used their own "Zords"]], ''Series/PowerRangersMysticForce'' had it as one more easily-cast spell, each ''Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive'' BigBad had his own grow method, [[Series/PowerRangersJungleFury Rinshi Beasts]] used a necessarily-vaguely-defined martial arts technique, [[Series/PowerRangersRPM Venjix]]... uh, the visuals that accompany "Begin the download, now!" are pretty vague, but consensus is 'download' refers to downloading a growth program into the monster, [[Series/PowerRangersSamurai Nighloks]] naturally had a second "Megamonster" life/state/form that kicked in when they're blown up, [[Series/PowerRangersMegaforce Vrak]] called his Zombats to attach themselves to the monster to initiate the growth, [[Series/PowerRangersMegaforce Princess Levira]] fired the Maximizer ray from the Armada's mothership, and [[Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge Sledge (and later, Heckyl)]] commands commanded one of his {{Mooks}} to fire the Magnabeam from his spaceship.spaceship, and [[Series/PowerRangersNinjaSteel Cosmo Royale]] fires a beam from the Warrior Dome if the Galaxy Warriors audience demands it. Whew.[[/labelnote]] (mind you, the monster being destroyed at small size first didn't become the norm until ''well'' into the series, and sometimes ''can't'' happen - any form of self-activated growth requires the monster to ''exist'' in order to do it. No matter how many times it happens, any longtime Power Rangers fan will probably never feel quite right watching a ray strike the totally empty space where the utterly-vaporized-onscreen monster ''used'' to be, somehow causing a giant monster to manifest from ''nothing.'')
21st Jan '17 11:01:21 PM DSRClone
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** This does not carry over to ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 5}}'', but it has its own example: Usalia's "Prinnical Meteor" has her unfurl a ninja scroll before enlarging her Prinny mount to... about the size of the moon. Before [[SuperStrongChild flinging it back to earth]] and eating a plate of curry as she casually floats away [[EarthShatteringKaboom to the view of the Prinny's impact]].

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** This does not carry over to ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 5}}'', but it has a few examples of its own example: own:
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Usalia's "Prinnical Meteor" has her unfurl a ninja scroll before enlarging her Prinny mount to... about the size of the moon. Before [[SuperStrongChild flinging it back to earth]] and eating a plate of curry as she casually floats away [[EarthShatteringKaboom to the view of the Prinny's impact]].impact]].
** Red Magnus has this as his skillset (he can naturally change his body structure's dimensions, such as smashing foes with an enlarged arm), but his Overload skill is where this trope comes out to play-- it increases his size and gives him a stat buff for several turns. Hilariously, he has a team-up skill with the aforementioned Usalia which involves enlarging both the Prinny Mount and himself to crazy proportions before ''smashing the planet'' with Usalia's hammer.
** There's also the Giant Killer Squad, which makes its assigned members giant for a few turns.
**However, the best example of this trope is one of the Professor's unique skills, which can enlarge several targets on command.
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