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6th Dec '16 12:52:03 PM Kakai
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* The Rukh from ''Literature/TheTraitorSonCycle'' are smaller than most examples of this trope, but still towering over humans. They're humanoid in appearance ([[{{Squick}} all too humanoid...]]), but animalistic in behaviour, and any powerful magic user can easily control them.
4th Dec '16 1:16:17 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Literature/TheChallengesOfZona'' giants are actually mutant humans who both grow at an accelrated rate and never stop growing their entire lives. The two met so far are also {{Gentle Giant}}s.
* In Creator/RobertEHoward's "Literature/TheFrostGiantsDaughter," the title character is the sister of a band of giants who kill and eat anyone she lures to them. They (and she) meet their match when she tries to do this with ConanTheBarbarian.

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* In ''Literature/TheChallengesOfZona'' giants are actually mutant humans who both grow at an accelrated accelerated rate and never stop growing their entire lives. The two met so far are also {{Gentle Giant}}s.
* In Creator/RobertEHoward's "Literature/TheFrostGiantsDaughter," the title character is the sister of a band of giants who kill and eat anyone she lures to them. They (and she) meet their match when she tries to do this with ConanTheBarbarian.Literature/ConanTheBarbarian.
29th Nov '16 5:26:43 AM LadyJaneGrey
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** One ironic example is the anime-only Lily Ensotmach; her true size is about 50 meters tall, but due to her ''Mini Mini no Mi'' Devil Fruit power, she can shrink to a minimum of about five centimeters tall. Because her physical strength does not change and she can shrink and enlarge any item she wears or holds (going so far as to use a dinner fork like a trident) it's a rather useful power to have.
27th Nov '16 10:01:04 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* In ''Film/GodsOfEgypt'', the gods are roughly twice as tall as a normal person, with Ra being the biggest of them all. By and large, they treat humans in contempt.



* The Brobdingnagians in ''Literature/GulliversTravels'' are as tall as church steeples and have a moral superiority in proportion to their physical size. When Gulliver describes European society, the Brobdingnagian king is disgusted. In contrast, the Lilliputians see Gulliver as a giant, and their own society is a parody of the worst aspects of European society.

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* The Brobdingnagians in ''Literature/GulliversTravels'' are as tall as church steeples and have a moral superiority in proportion to their physical size. When Gulliver describes European society, the Brobdingnagian king is disgusted. In contrast, the Lilliputians see Gulliver as a giant, and their own society is a parody of the worst aspects of European society. But just beacause they're morally superior doesn't mean there are some who are above tormenting Gulliver for kicks such as the bratty boy who tossed a rock at him, the court's dwarf, and the noblewomen.



*** The genetic and surgical enhancements required to become a [[SpaceMarine Adeptus Astares]] means ending up around 7 feet tall before putting on your armour (which adds on another foot at least). And that's just the basic Space Marine. The Primarchs and God Emperor of Mankind were at least half again larger. Horus, when he killed Sangunius and crippled the emperor towered over his foes, mostly due to his (frankly enormous) power armor that makes a Space Marine look like an Imperial Guardsman in comparison.

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*** The genetic and surgical enhancements required to become a [[SpaceMarine Adeptus Astares]] means ending up around 7 feet tall before putting on your armour (which adds on another foot at least). And that's just the basic Space Marine. The Primarchs and God Emperor of Mankind were at least half again larger. Horus, when he killed Sangunius and crippled the emperor emperor, towered over his foes, mostly foes (mostly due to his (frankly enormous) [frankly enormous] power armor that makes a Space Marine look like an Imperial Guardsman in comparison.comparison).
27th Nov '16 9:55:02 PM DastardlyDemolition
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*** The genetic and surgical enhancements required to become a [[SpaceMarine Adeptus Astares]] means ending up around 7 feet tall before putting on your armour (which adds on another foot at least). And that's just the basic Space Marine. The Primarchs and God Emperor of Mankind were at least half again larger.

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*** The genetic and surgical enhancements required to become a [[SpaceMarine Adeptus Astares]] means ending up around 7 feet tall before putting on your armour (which adds on another foot at least). And that's just the basic Space Marine. The Primarchs and God Emperor of Mankind were at least half again larger. Horus, when he killed Sangunius and crippled the emperor towered over his foes, mostly due to his (frankly enormous) power armor that makes a Space Marine look like an Imperial Guardsman in comparison.
10th Nov '16 1:44:12 AM MarioKong
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[[caption-width-right:265:The guys on the right aren't regular-sized humans; ''the tiny speck on the bottom is''.]]

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[[caption-width-right:265:The guys on the right aren't regular-sized humans; ''the tiny speck on the bottom is''.]]
[[labelnote:Note]] And later we meet EVEN BIGGER GIANTS![[/labelnote]]]]
28th Oct '16 1:54:39 PM nombretomado
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** The [[TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] IcePerson hero Jack Frost was retconned into being an undersized Frost Giant as well.

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** The [[TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] IcePerson hero Jack Frost was retconned into being an undersized Frost Giant as well.
25th Oct '16 10:29:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* Willie the Giant in the "Mickey and the Beanstalk" segment of Disney's ''Disney/FunAndFancyFree'' is the villain in this ''Literature/JackAndTheBeanstalk'' adaptation. He's several stories tall, looks quite human, and lives in his castle high in the clouds. He's also a giant ''magician'', being a consumate shapeshifter. He keeps a magical animate harp imprisoned, whom Mickey, Goofy, and Donald need to save.

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* Willie the Giant in the "Mickey and the Beanstalk" segment of Disney's ''Disney/FunAndFancyFree'' is the villain in this ''Literature/JackAndTheBeanstalk'' adaptation. He's several stories tall, looks quite human, and lives in his castle high in the clouds. He's also a giant ''magician'', being a consumate consummate shapeshifter. He keeps a magical animate harp imprisoned, whom Mickey, Goofy, and Donald need to save.
3rd Oct '16 7:09:17 AM ImpudentInfidel
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** Parson himself probably counts. He's not as big as the ''really'' big units but all the normal sized humans of Erfworld are the size of children compared to him, and he seems to be classified as a "heavy" unit by the game-mechanics/physics of Erfworld. Stanley, his diminutive superior, barely even comes up to Parson's kneecap (Stanley is short even by Erfworld standards, though; most of the other "human" characters appear to range between about 3.5 and 4 feet tall, assuming Parson is 6' or so).

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** Parson himself probably counts. He's not as big as the ''really'' big units but all the normal sized humans of Erfworld are the size of children compared to him, and he seems to be classified as a "heavy" unit by the game-mechanics/physics of Erfworld. Stanley, his diminutive superior, barely even comes up to Parson's kneecap (Stanley is short even by Erfworld standards, though; most of the other "human" characters appear to range between about 3.5 and 4 feet tall, assuming Parson is 6' or so). Over the course of the story Parson has been gradually getting smaller as well; he's still the tallest guy around but not by anywhere near the margin he started with, generally about a head taller.
3rd Oct '16 6:45:16 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* In George RR Martin's ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', giants are a species of shaggy, ape-like people in the frigid north of Westeros. They stand around fourteen feet tall, wield crude clubs in battle, and ride woolly mammoths. A dwindling species, giants are little more than a legend to the majority of the continent. Wildlings believe that particularly large humans (fro instance Hodor at more than seven feet tall, Gregor Clegane at 8) have some giant blood.

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* In George RR Martin's ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', giants are a species of shaggy, ape-like people in the frigid north of Westeros. They stand around fourteen feet tall, wield crude clubs in battle, and ride woolly mammoths. A dwindling species, giants are little more than a legend to the majority of the continent. Wildlings believe that particularly large humans (fro (for instance Hodor at more than seven feet tall, Gregor Clegane at 8) 8 feet) have some giant blood.
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