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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.
17th Jan '17 9:10:44 PM Whitewings
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* In one issue of ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'', Reed Richards (prior to the space journey) observes that an alien monster's footprints are getting larger, but not deeper, at it grows in response to attacks. He then tells the officer in charge of getting rid of creature to keep firing. The bombardment forces the creature to grow and grow and grow... and to become less and less dense, until it becomes a full-on kaiju... and slightly less dense than fog. It dissipates.
6th Jan '17 9:34:58 PM Mdjj1996
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** Interesting inversion with ''Series/PowerRangersMysticForce''/''Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger'' and the last set of monsters, the Ten Terrors/the Infershia Pantheon: They were ''naturally'' giant sized, and could make themselves human-sized. They'd go back to their natural size for the last round.

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** Interesting inversion with ''Series/PowerRangersMysticForce''/''Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger'' and with the last set of monsters, the Ten Terrors/the Infershia Pantheon: They were ''naturally'' giant sized, are naturally giant-sized, and could make themselves human-sized. human-sized at will. They'd go back to their natural size sizes for the last round.
2nd Jan '17 7:31:42 AM QuizzicalPieridine
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->''"Magic Wand, make my monster GROW!"''

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->''"Magic Wand, [[TropeNamer make my monster GROW!"''GROW]]!"''
15th Nov '16 8:24:08 AM Eddy1215
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The villain (or the villain's servant) grows to an enormous size for the very definitely final battle. No, he doesn't go and get mutated into a terrifying OneWingedAngel form (usually), but simply becomes an absolutely huge version of himself, pretty much the [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever attack of the 50-foot villain]].

In some cases, this goes with a villain comeback after an [[DisneyVillainDeath assumed death]] by dangerous substance or fall, or [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers getting hit with a bunch of energy beams and "exploding"]]. There is also a pretty good chance the villain's castle or base will be nearly, if not completely destroyed when the villain does this and in certain funny usages of this, the villain or MonsterOfTheWeek will realize the unfortunate consequences of both the enormous size and the misfortune of standing on a piece of flooring that's by far too weak to support him. And finally, no matter how powerful or gigantic this villain becomes, never rule out the BishonenLine, in which this monster will suddenly revert to a more humanoid appearance as a result of gaining even ''more'' power.

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The villain (or the villain's servant) grows to an enormous size for the very definitely final battle. FinalBattle. No, he doesn't go and get mutated into a terrifying OneWingedAngel form (usually), but simply becomes an absolutely huge version of himself, pretty much the [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever attack of the 50-foot villain]].

villain]]. Usually done as a last resort when the villain [[LastVillainStand has nothing left to lose]], quite literally making this the GodzillaThreshold.

In some cases, this goes with a villain comeback after an [[DisneyVillainDeath assumed death]] by dangerous substance or fall, or [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers getting hit with a bunch of energy beams and "exploding"]]. There is also a pretty good chance the villain's castle or base will [[CollapsingLair be nearly, if not completely destroyed destroyed]] when [[CeilingBanger the villain does this this]] and in certain funny usages of this, the villain or MonsterOfTheWeek will [[DidNotThinkThisThrough realize the unfortunate consequences consequences]] of both the enormous size and the misfortune of standing on a piece of flooring that's by far too weak to support him. And finally, no matter how powerful or gigantic this villain becomes, never rule out the BishonenLine, in which this monster will suddenly revert to a more humanoid appearance as a result of gaining even ''more'' power.
23rd Aug '16 6:11:51 AM Dravencour
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-->-- '''Rita Repulsa''', ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers''

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-->-- '''Rita Repulsa''', ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers''
''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', before throwing her staff.
11th Aug '16 7:13:13 PM merotoker
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* Protagonist ([[GreyAndGrayMorality sort of]]) example from ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'': After the Big Bad vaporizes Dr. Manhattan with an intrinsic field remover, Doc comes back huge. Then he shrinks down to normal size again after smashing the building open with one hand.
** Dr Manhattan won the Vietnam War this way as well.

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* Protagonist ([[GreyAndGrayMorality sort of]]) example from ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'': After the Big Bad vaporizes Dr. Manhattan with an intrinsic field remover, Doc comes back huge. Then he shrinks down to normal size again after smashing the building open with one hand.
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hand. Dr. Manhattan won the Vietnam War this way as well.



* In the [[MarvelComics Marvel]] ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' comics, as the heroic monster battles the intergalactic Mega Monsters (Rhiahn, Triax and Krollar), their alien commanders zap them with an "Energex Ray," doubling the monsters' sizes and making them tower over Godzilla.

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* In the [[MarvelComics Marvel]] Creator/{{Marvel|Comics}} ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' comics, as the heroic monster battles the intergalactic Mega Monsters (Rhiahn, Triax and Krollar), their alien commanders zap them with an "Energex Ray," doubling the monsters' sizes and making them tower over Godzilla.



* While not a villain, Jet Jaguar does this to himself in ''Film/GodzillaVsMegalon'' when he realized he had to distract Megalon until Franchise/{{Godzilla}} arrived. The only problem was that Gigan showed up first, and he and Megalon beat the stuffing out of Jet Jaguar...

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* ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}''
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While not a villain, Jet Jaguar does this to himself in ''Film/GodzillaVsMegalon'' when he realized he had to distract Megalon until Franchise/{{Godzilla}} Godzilla arrived. The only problem was that Gigan showed up first, and he and Megalon beat the stuffing out of Jet Jaguar...



* The 360-degree short film ''"HELP"'' made by Justin Lin and YouTube, is a ''one big presentation'' of this trope. A cute alien crash-lands on Earth, and before it can phone its companions for help, [[HumansAreBastards a random by-passer steals its "cell phone"]]. The alien gives chase, [[BizarreAlienBiology getting madder and bigger]] as she evades it. Its not an aggressive being, but becomes so in response to aggression, evolving into a [[NighInvulnerable menacing character armored in spikes and muscles]]. Its soon a [[{{Kaiju}} whopping 200ft tall]], before the lady finally [[HeelRealization realizes her error]] and surrenders its phone back. The alien [[BecauseYouWereNiceToMe shrinks back down and happily departs with no further issue]].

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* The 360-degree short film ''"HELP"'' made by Justin Lin and YouTube, Website/YouTube, is a ''one big presentation'' of this trope. A cute alien crash-lands on Earth, and before it can phone its companions for help, [[HumansAreBastards a random by-passer steals its "cell phone"]]. The alien gives chase, [[BizarreAlienBiology getting madder and bigger]] as she evades it. Its not an aggressive being, but becomes so in response to aggression, evolving into a [[NighInvulnerable [[NighInvulnerability menacing character armored in spikes and muscles]]. Its soon a [[{{Kaiju}} whopping 200ft tall]], before the lady finally [[HeelRealization realizes her error]] and surrenders its phone back. The alien [[BecauseYouWereNiceToMe shrinks back down and happily departs with no further issue]].



* An unusual literary example is David Eddings's ''Literature/{{Belgariad}}''. When the final battle between Belgarion and Torak is about to start, both combatants suddenly decide to become huge for no apparent reason.
** Explained post fight by Belgarath. Since Torak was so much larger than Belgarion, they both grew to even the fight, as dictated by the powers that be. Though as Torak only had a few feet on Garion to begin with, blowing them both up to 50 feet seems a bit egregious until you take into account the Hounds of Torak crawling around the ruins. A 10' tall Garion going mano e mano with your God? Go for the throat. A 50' tall Garion that could squish you underfoot? Yeah, run like hell.
* A heroic example: Tanu, the potion master from the ''Literature/{{Fablehaven}}'' series does this occasionally.
** In the finale of Book 2, the artifact is protected by what appears to be a harmless cat. When you kill it, it is resurrected as a larger cat. This happens eight times, until the cat is a ''winged, three-headed, three-tailed monstrosity with snakes sprouting out of its back.''
* The [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demons]] in Literature/TalesOfKolmar have size-changing powers. When they fight their mortal enemies the [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Kantri]], they grow to match sizes. Some flames are exchanged, but the battles are won or lost through physically grappling, biting, clawing etc.

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* An unusual literary example is David Eddings's ''Literature/{{Belgariad}}''. Creator/DavidEddings's ''Literature/TheBelgariad''. When the final battle between Belgarion and Torak is about to start, both combatants suddenly decide to become huge for no apparent reason.
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huge. Explained post fight by Belgarath. Since Belgarath; since Torak was so much larger than Belgarion, they both grew to even the fight, as dictated by the powers that be. Though as Torak only had a few feet on Garion to begin with, blowing them both up to 50 feet seems a bit egregious until you take into account the Hounds of Torak crawling around the ruins. A 10' tall Garion going mano e mano with your God? Go for the throat. A 50' tall Garion that could squish you underfoot? Yeah, run like hell.
* A heroic example: Tanu, the potion master from the ''Literature/{{Fablehaven}}'' series does this occasionally.
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occasionally. In the finale of Book 2, the artifact is protected by what appears to be a harmless cat. When you kill it, it is resurrected as a larger cat. This happens eight times, until the cat is a ''winged, three-headed, three-tailed monstrosity with snakes sprouting out of its back.''
* The [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demons]] in Literature/TalesOfKolmar ''Literature/TalesOfKolmar'' have size-changing powers. When they fight their mortal enemies the [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Kantri]], they grow to match sizes. Some flames are exchanged, but the battles are won or lost through physically grappling, biting, clawing etc.



* ''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 - TropeNamer [[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 - TropeNamer {{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.'')



** The first Mecha using Super Sentai, Battle Fever J, also averted this. Starting with episode 5, the monster of the week would call a giant robot duplicate of itself. In the early episodes, Battle Fever would have to defeat the monster while dodging attacks from the robot, then get in their own mecha to defeat it. In later episodes, sometimes the monster called its robot as it died, and sometimes both both battles happened simultaneously.

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** The first Mecha using Super Sentai, Battle Fever J, also averted this. Starting with episode 5, the monster of the week would call a giant robot duplicate of itself. In the early episodes, Battle Fever would have to defeat the monster while dodging attacks from the robot, then get in their own mecha to defeat it. In later episodes, sometimes the monster called its robot as it died, and sometimes both both battles happened simultaneously.



*** 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 OnceAnEpisode. 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 OnceAnEpisode.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]].



** In ''Series/PowerRangersJungleFury,'' growing is a ''martial arts technique.'' Monsters are able to do it at will. The Rangers, on the other hand, basically make mecha out of their KiAttacks.

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** In ''Series/PowerRangersJungleFury,'' growing is a ''martial arts technique.'' Monsters are able to do it at will. The Rangers, on the other hand, basically make mecha out of their KiAttacks.[[KiManipulation Ki Attacks.]]



*** ''Gokaiger'' also averts it in a couple of special instances: the DiscOneFinalBoss has a self-styled HumongousMecha, as does the MadScientist who invented the growth ray. TheRival has his own supply of humongous monsters that he unleashes when he wants to {{Troll}} the Gokaiger even more. And late in the series when the BiggerBad shows up, growths become less common and finally stop entirely after the MadScientist is killed (though we do get some mecha battles because at that point, the invasion fleet has arrived).
** Oddly, the TropeMaker for ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' shows was actually Japanese ''[[Series/SpiderManJapan Spider-Man]]''. Yes, that one. When Toei made a {{Toku}} adaptation of ''Franchise/SpiderMan'', they couldn't think of a good spider-themed finishing move, so they had the villain make the monster grow and then Spider-Man would jump in his giant mecha Leopardon to defeat it. It was that kind of show. And yes, it ended up being a predecessor for Toei's own ''Sentai''.

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*** ''Gokaiger'' also averts it in a couple of special instances: the DiscOneFinalBoss has a self-styled HumongousMecha, as does the MadScientist who invented the growth ray. TheRival has his own supply of humongous monsters that he unleashes when he wants to {{Troll}} the Gokaiger even more. And late in the series when the BiggerBad GreaterScopeVillain shows up, growths become less common and finally stop entirely after the MadScientist is killed (though we do get some mecha battles because at that point, the invasion fleet has arrived).
** Oddly, the TropeMaker {{Trope Maker|s}} for ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' shows was actually Japanese ''[[Series/SpiderManJapan Spider-Man]]''. Yes, that one. When Toei made a {{Toku}} adaptation of ''Franchise/SpiderMan'', they couldn't think of a good spider-themed finishing move, so they had the villain make the monster grow and then Spider-Man would jump in his giant mecha Leopardon to defeat it. It was that kind of show. And yes, it ended up being a predecessor for Toei's own ''Sentai''.



** As with 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]].
** Played straight with Rhino Doubler... strangely. Rhino Doubler is from ''SpaceSheriffGavan''; the episode is a tie-in to the then-upcoming movie about Gavan's successor. Monsters in that series do not grow: in ''Gavan'' and several other MetalHeroes series, the "monster is against the ropes and escalates the battle" move is transporting the whole battle to a bizarre, trippy PhantomZone area where monsters are three times stronger. When ''Go-Busters'' {{Dragon}} Enter tries to turn the device by which Rhino Doubler does this into a monster, the result is a giant Rhino Doubler in the ''only'' instance of typical "Make My Monster Grow" in all of Go-Busters.

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** As with BattleFeverJ, 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]].
** Played straight with Rhino Doubler... strangely. Rhino Doubler is from ''SpaceSheriffGavan''; ''Series/SpaceSheriffGavan''; the episode is a tie-in to the then-upcoming movie about Gavan's successor. Monsters in that series do not grow: in ''Gavan'' and several other MetalHeroes series, the "monster is against the ropes and escalates the battle" move is transporting the whole battle to a bizarre, trippy PhantomZone area where monsters are three times stronger. When ''Go-Busters'' {{Dragon}} Enter tries to turn the device by which Rhino Doubler does this into a monster, the result is a giant Rhino Doubler in the ''only'' instance of typical "Make My Monster Grow" in all of Go-Busters.



* MagicTheGathering:

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* MagicTheGathering:''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'':



* In {{Spore}}, during the Space phase, you can eventually obtain an enlarging beam to make a creature colossal in size.

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* In {{Spore}}, ''VideoGame/{{Spore}}'', during the Space phase, you can eventually obtain an enlarging beam to make a creature colossal in size.



* Mysterio from one of the ''{{Spiderman}}'' games does this.

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* Mysterio from one of the ''{{Spiderman}}'' ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' games does this.



** In a boss example, [[spoiler: Des-X does this through her own will for the second phase of her battle.]]

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** In a boss example, [[spoiler: Des-X does this through her own will for the second phase of her battle.]]battle]].



* For ''CapcomVsWhatever'' examples, Apocalypse in ''X-Men vs. Street Fighter''

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* For ''CapcomVsWhatever'' ''VideoGame/CapcomVsWhatever'' examples, Apocalypse ComicBook/{{Apocalypse}} in ''X-Men vs. Street Fighter'' ''VideoGame/XMenVsStreetFighter''.



* ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank'' is made of this trope. The boss at the end of the original pilots a giant mecha. Ditto for ''Deadlocked'' and ''Tools of Destruction''. ''Going Commando'' has the final boss be a suddenly supersized enemy. This trope is also the main idea behind the non-canon ''[[{{VideoGame/RatchetAndClankSizeMatters}} Size Matters]]''.

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* ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank'' is made of this trope. The boss at the end of the original pilots a giant mecha. Ditto for ''Deadlocked'' and ''Tools of Destruction''. ''Going Commando'' has the final boss be a suddenly supersized enemy. This trope is also the main idea behind the non-canon ''[[{{VideoGame/RatchetAndClankSizeMatters}} ''[[VideoGame/RatchetAndClankSizeMatters Size Matters]]''.



* After each boss battle in ''VideoGame/ApeEscape 2'', you would capture the boss, except for [[spoiler:Yellow Monkey, who just ran away. Later, The Big Bad has his scary speech interupted by a banana that fell on his head. Looking up, he sees Yellow Monkey, now gigantic, who you have to fight.]]

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* After each boss battle in ''VideoGame/ApeEscape 2'', you would capture the boss, except for [[spoiler:Yellow Monkey, who just ran away. Later, The Big Bad has his scary speech interupted interrupted by a banana that fell on his head. Looking up, he sees Yellow Monkey, now gigantic, who you have to fight.]]



* The [[BigfootSasquatchAndYeti Abominable Snowbug]] from ''VideoGame/{{Bug}}!'' does this as a DesperationAttack- it roars while beating its chest and flexing all the muscles in its body, growing to twice its size. Unfortunately for him, his [[HitboxDissonance hitbox stayed the same]], so Bug could effortlessly jump on him like he could before.

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* The [[BigfootSasquatchAndYeti Abominable Snowbug]] from ''VideoGame/{{Bug}}!'' ''VideoGame/{{Bug}}'' does this as a DesperationAttack- it roars while beating its chest and flexing all the muscles in its body, growing to twice its size. Unfortunately for him, his [[HitboxDissonance hitbox stayed the same]], so Bug could effortlessly jump on him like he could before.



* Inverted by the final bosses of ''VideoGame/Rockman4MinusInfinity'', [[spoiler:the Petit Robot Masters.]]

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* Inverted by the final bosses of ''VideoGame/Rockman4MinusInfinity'', [[spoiler:the Petit Robot Masters.]]Masters]].



* The Mask of Dark Earth in ''VideoGame/Sly3HonorAmongThieves'' will make anyone it possesses grow twice as large. [[spoiler: When it possesses [[{{AntiVillain}} Carmelita]], [[{{TheLancer}} Bentley's]] attempts to put her to sleep with his darts only causes the mask to grow her to the size of a mountain, resulting in a boss battle with her]].

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* The Mask of Dark Earth in ''VideoGame/Sly3HonorAmongThieves'' will make anyone it possesses grow twice as large. [[spoiler: When it possesses [[{{AntiVillain}} [[AntiVillain Carmelita]], [[{{TheLancer}} [[TheLancer Bentley's]] attempts to put her to sleep with his darts only causes the mask to grow her to the size of a mountain, resulting in a boss battle with her]].her.]]



* ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall'': Linkara has done this to himself twice, Mechakara did it once. All these times involved the Magic Coin from the ''GodzillaVsBarkley'' review.
** The third time it occurred, coincidentally, was during a review of a Power rangers comic book.
** Not so coincidentally, Linkara quotes the TropeNamer the second time. ''Magic coin, make my me grow!...wait..."''
* MyWayEntertainment, of course, did this in their first ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' GagDub. In their usual style, it's... changed a bit.

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* ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall'': Linkara has done this to himself twice, Mechakara did it once. All these times involved the Magic Coin from the ''GodzillaVsBarkley'' review.
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review. The third time it occurred, coincidentally, was during a review of a Power rangers ''Power Rangers'' comic book.
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book. Not so coincidentally, Linkara quotes the TropeNamer {{Trope Namer|s}} the second time. ''Magic coin, make my me grow!...wait..."''
* MyWayEntertainment, WebVideo/MyWayEntertainment, of course, did this in their first ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' GagDub. In their usual style, it's... changed a bit.



* {{Parodied}} by WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick, who discussed [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Rita Repulsa]] in her "Top Ten Nostalgic Villainesses" video:

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* {{Parodied}} {{Parodied|Trope}} by WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick, who discussed [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Rita Repulsa]] in her "Top Ten Nostalgic Villainesses" video:



* On ''MuppetBabies'', Bunsen tries to defeat a giant dough monster (played by Piggy) with his beast blaster. Only he used his ''yeast'' blaster by mistake, and we all know what yeast does to dough...
** Bunsen then counters this by inflating Gonzo to her size with his weirdo inflator. But then the two start falling in love instead.

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* On ''MuppetBabies'', ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies'', Bunsen tries to defeat a giant dough monster (played by Piggy) with his beast blaster. Only he used his ''yeast'' blaster by mistake, and we all know what yeast does to dough...
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dough... Bunsen then counters this by inflating Gonzo to her size with his weirdo inflator. But then the two start falling in love instead.



* In ''TheProblemSolverz'' episode "Breakfast Warz", Professor Sugar Fish uses the power of his cereal to become gigantic before the fight with Danny's mom. Because sugar makes you grow big. ''Crazy'' big!
* Applied liberally in WesternAnimation/SWATKats, especially when Dr. Viper is in the picture.
* Subverted in Teen Titans in the episode Mother Mae-Eye; an army of evil gingerbread men combines to become one giant gingerbread man. Beast Boy responds by turning into a T-Rex and biting it in half.

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* In ''TheProblemSolverz'' ''WesternAnimation/TheProblemSolverz'' episode "Breakfast Warz", Professor Sugar Fish uses the power of his cereal to become gigantic before the fight with Danny's mom. Because sugar makes you grow big. ''Crazy'' big!
* Applied liberally in WesternAnimation/SWATKats, ''WesternAnimation/SWATKats'', especially when Dr. Viper is in the picture.
* Subverted in Teen Titans ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' in the episode Mother Mae-Eye; "Mother Mae-Eye"; an army of evil gingerbread men combines to become one giant gingerbread man. Beast Boy responds by turning into a T-Rex and biting it in half.
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* ''[[VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry DK Jungle Climber]]'' has giant King K. Rool as the final boss.

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* ''[[VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry DK Jungle Climber]]'' ''VideoGame/DKJungleClimber'' has giant King K. Rool as the final boss.
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* ''Film/DudeWheresMyCar'', of all things.
* The Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man from ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' was one of these. He started out as a cute little cartoon mascot not unlike the Pillsbury Doughboy, but Ray Stantz's choice of him as the form of the Destructor made him gigantic. In fact, his size and mass are the only dangerous things about him.

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* %%* ''Film/DudeWheresMyCar'', of all things.
* The Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man from ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'' was one of these. He started out as a cute little cartoon mascot not unlike the Pillsbury Doughboy, but Ray Stantz's choice of him as the form of the Destructor made him gigantic. In fact, his size and mass are the only dangerous things about him.
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