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8th Jan '16 5:41:58 PM LarryGlasses
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* In ''Franchise/SuperSmashBros'' from ''Melee'' and onwards, this is done through Super Mushrooms. Players can fool around with size changing by allowing these items during a Giant setting. [[UpToEleven And if this isn't enough for them, they can choose to allow only Lightnings (Brawl and onward) and wait for one to backfire and really super size the other foes]].
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* In ''Franchise/SuperSmashBros'' ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' from ''Melee'' and onwards, this is done through Super Mushrooms. Players can fool around with size changing by allowing these items during a Giant setting. [[UpToEleven And if this isn't enough for them, they can choose to allow only Lightnings (Brawl and onward) and wait for one to backfire and really super size the other foes]].
8th Jan '16 5:41:03 PM LarryGlasses
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* In ''Franchise/SuperSmashBros'' from ''Melee'' and onwards, this is done through Super Mushrooms. Players can fool around with size changing by allowing these items during a Giant setting. [[UpToEleven And if this isn't enough for them, they can choose to allow only Lightnings (Brawl and onward) and wait for one to backfire and really super size the other foes]].

* ''VideoGame/Pokemon'': Kyogre is normally 14 feet tall. When it goes into its SuperMode however, its size increases to 32 feet.
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* ''VideoGame/Pokemon'': In ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', Kyogre is normally 14 feet tall. When it goes into its SuperMode however, its size increases to 32 feet.feet, though it's hard to tell in battles as all mons are shrunken to avoid taking too much space.
7th Jan '16 8:25:32 PM nombretomado
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* TheSpectre, who's been cast as both a protagonist and an antagonist, [[SizeShifter does this a lot]].
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* TheSpectre, ComicBook/TheSpectre, who's been cast as both a protagonist and an antagonist, [[SizeShifter does this a lot]].
12th Dec '15 8:16:34 PM EcliptorCalrissian
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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 [[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]] 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 ''really'' 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 [[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]] 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 ''really'' 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.'''')
12th Dec '15 8:14:14 PM EcliptorCalrissian
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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 [[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]] 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.)
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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 [[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]] 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 ''really'' 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 ''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 CoolTrain, dragon castle, bike, 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. 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, bike, 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]].

** ''Series/NinpuuSentaiHurricaneger'' has THREE ways the Jakanja could make their Chuunin grow to giant size; depending on which of the Jounin the monster of the week was in the service of, Wendinu either had to launch a mystical scroll onto the battlefield, physically hurl a size-changing mask out there, or--perhaps the most interesting of the three ways--summon a missile that transformed into a blank Copy Giant robot that would scan the monster's remains and become a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin gigantic copy of the monster]].
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** ''Series/NinpuuSentaiHurricaneger'' has THREE ways the Jakanja villains could make their Chuunin the MonsterOfTheWeek grow to giant size; depending on which of the Jounin generals the monster of the week was in the service of, of. Wendinu either had to launch a mystical scroll onto the battlefield, battlefield (used for all growths in ''PowerRangersNinjaStorm''), physically hurl a size-changing mask out there, or--perhaps the most interesting of the three ways--summon a missile that transformed into a blank Copy Giant "Copy Giant" robot that would scan the monster's remains and become a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin gigantic copy of the monster]].

** 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, a robot made in the likeness of a monster is ''itself turned into a monster, which in turn has a 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.
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** 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, a the usual "giant robot made in the likeness of a monster is ''itself 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.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.
7th Dec '15 6:09:38 PM Xelloss08
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* In ''Literature/TheNekropolisArchives'', Lyncanthropus Rex is a werewolf with the unique additional ability to increase his size, growing up to fifty feet tall.
11th Nov '15 6:54:34 PM CerotechOmega
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* A monster unit in ''VideoGame/Disgaea4APromiseUnforgotten'' can fuse with another monster to increase its size by about three times, which grants them a multitude of benefits. In a boss example, [[spoiler: Deathzet does this through her own will for the second phase of her battle.]]
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* A monster unit in ''VideoGame/Disgaea4APromiseUnforgotten'' can fuse with another monster to increase its size by about three times, which grants them a multitude of benefits. benefits. ** In a boss example, [[spoiler: Deathzet Des-X does this through her own will for the second phase of her battle.]]]] ** 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]].
7th Nov '15 5:42:33 PM Kiyza
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* TheSpectre does this a lot.
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* TheSpectre TheSpectre, who's been cast as both a protagonist and an antagonist, [[SizeShifter does this a lot.lot]].

* "VideoGame/Pokemon": Kyogre is normally 14 feet tall. When it goes into its SuperMode however, its size grows to 32 feet. ** Rayquaza goes from 23 feet to 35 feet tall in its SuperMode.
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* "VideoGame/Pokemon": ''VideoGame/Pokemon'': Kyogre is normally 14 feet tall. When it goes into its SuperMode however, its size grows increases to 32 feet. ** Rayquaza goes from 23 feet to 35 feet tall in its SuperMode.feet.
25th Oct '15 6:04:03 PM nombretomado
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* When the League of Mary Sue Factories unleashed the [[Series/StarTrekVoyager macrovirus]] in ProtectorsOfThePlotContinuum Headquarters, they arranged to have Myth/PaulBunyan in harm's way. The monsters that carry the actual virus grow in proportion to the host they hatched from.
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* When the League of Mary Sue Factories unleashed the [[Series/StarTrekVoyager macrovirus]] in ProtectorsOfThePlotContinuum WebOriginal/ProtectorsOfThePlotContinuum Headquarters, they arranged to have Myth/PaulBunyan in harm's way. The monsters that carry the actual virus grow in proportion to the host they hatched from.
3rd Oct '15 3:57:40 PM nombretomado
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* When the League of Mary Sue Factories unleashed the [[Series/StarTrekVoyager macrovirus]] in ProtectorsOfThePlotContinuum Headquarters, they arranged to have PaulBunyan in harm's way. The monsters that carry the actual virus grow in proportion to the host they hatched from.
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* When the League of Mary Sue Factories unleashed the [[Series/StarTrekVoyager macrovirus]] in ProtectorsOfThePlotContinuum Headquarters, they arranged to have PaulBunyan Myth/PaulBunyan in harm's way. The monsters that carry the actual virus grow in proportion to the host they hatched from.
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