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11th Jun '17 7:19:25 PM copperking
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* ''Webcomic/Archipelago'': Alice Pintur is a SizeShifter who can only change to smaller sizes than her normal (and she's not that tall to begin with). At first the villains laugh at her for this - especially compared with the other powers of the heirs - until it turns out that she keeps the same mass, making her stronger and tougher the smaller she gets. [[http://www.archipelagocomic.com/comic/?id=622 The first thing she does upon showing her power for the first time and becoming the size of a small child is crush a sword blade with one hand.]]
4th Jun '17 3:05:20 PM Goatllama
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* It 's even observable with toys. Given the same material and proportions, a smaller doll or action figure will generally hold an awkward pose - one which puts frictional stress on the joints, such as standing with knees bent - much better than a large one.

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* It 's even observable with toys. Given the same material and proportions, a smaller doll or action figure will generally hold an awkward pose - one which puts frictional stress on the joints, [[http://i3.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/095/743/4865229287_224920e9d9.jpg such as standing with knees bent bent]] - much better than a large one.
20th May '17 9:49:14 AM nombretomado
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* Broken and lampshaded in ''Worlds of {{Ultima}}: The Savage Empire'' with the Myrmidex, a race of intelligent giant ants. As the manual says:

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* Broken and lampshaded in ''Worlds of {{Ultima}}: The Savage Empire'' ''VideoGame/WorldsOfUltimaTheSavageEmpire'' with the Myrmidex, a race of intelligent giant ants. As the manual says:
19th May '17 8:42:56 AM 64SuperNintendo
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6th May '17 8:05:46 PM 64SuperNintendo
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** A note should be made about the new Ant Man (Eric O'Grady): he does try to take advantage of his proportionate strength to punch out a guy (to impress a woman), but doesn't realize that his punch is more like a bullet than a hammer.

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** A note should be made about the new Ant Man Ant-Man (Eric O'Grady): he does try to take advantage of his proportionate strength to punch out a guy (to impress a woman), but doesn't realize that his punch is more like a bullet than a hammer.
20th Apr '17 2:14:25 PM Caps-luna
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** Replace cubes and squares with cylinders and circles and you have the driving factor behind the dreadnought race in the prelude to WWI. The difference between a twelve inch gun and a fourteen inch gun doesn't sound like that much but it equates to a much larger heavier shell. The heavier the shell the more explosives it holds and the more armor it can punch through. So every time one nation came out with a battleship that could tote guns even half an inch bigger than the previous ship, all the other nations had to make a ship with the armor to withstand that firepower armed with equally large guns. This process was so vicious and rapid that many battleships were considered obsolete before they were launched.
17th Apr '17 6:40:04 PM Lopiny
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** In V 0.34.11, tame elephants will literally ''starve to death while eating''. (this was fixed in 0.40 though they require a very large pasture). Predatory animals (such as [[BearsAreBadNews grizzly bears]] or [[UpToEleven giant]] grizzly bears) are exempt from the feeding requirement though. And then there's the [[DemonicSpiders giant desert scorpion]] and giant cave spider, both approximately the size of a (regular) bear... As well as various giant insects, giant slugs, snails, etc. Dwarf Fortress laughs in the face of the Square Cube Law.

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** In V 0.34.11, tame elephants will literally ''starve to death while eating''. (this was fixed in 0.40 though they require a very large pasture). Predatory animals (such as [[BearsAreBadNews grizzly bears]] or [[UpToEleven giant]] grizzly bears) are exempt from the feeding requirement though. And then there's the [[DemonicSpiders giant desert scorpion]] and giant cave spider, both approximately the size of a (regular) bear... As well as various giant insects, giant slugs, snails, etc. Dwarf Fortress sometimes laughs in the face of the Square Cube Law. The rest of the time, it brings it down on these same creatures with a vengeance, as with the Bronze Colossus.
17th Apr '17 4:51:46 PM portaljumper339
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** Interestingly, the flagship Titan for the series (The Colossal Titan) follows the Law better than its smaller counterparts; since it is exceptionally massive even by other Titan's standards, its anatomy has changed in order to better support its massive frame. It has no skin and proportionally tiny arms and legs to cut down on excess mass, while it's torso and legs are extremely large and well muscled in order to support its frame. It is also almost never seen doing anything other than standing in one spot and kicking something, so it doesn't normally have to worry about the bodily stresses it would undergo by ambulating.

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** Interestingly, the flagship Titan for the series (The Colossal Titan) follows the Law better than its smaller counterparts; since it is exceptionally massive even by other Titan's standards, its anatomy has changed in order to better support its massive frame. It has no skin and proportionally tiny arms and legs head to cut down on excess mass, while it's torso and legs are extremely large and well muscled in order to support its frame. It is also almost never seen doing anything other than standing in one spot and kicking something, so it doesn't normally have to worry about the bodily stresses it would undergo by ambulating.
15th Apr '17 11:34:34 PM portaljumper339
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** Interestingly, the flagship Titan for the series (The Colossal Titan) follows the Law better than its smaller counterparts; since it is exceptionally massive even by other Titan's standards, its anatomy has changed in order to better support its massive frame. It has no skin and proportionally tiny arms and legs to cut down on excess mass, while it's torso and legs are extremely large and well muscled in order to support its frame. It is also almost never seen doing anything other than standing in one spot and kicking something, so it doesn't normally have to worry about the bodily stresses it would undergo by ambulating.
15th Apr '17 1:10:17 AM Azaram
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* In ''Film/GhostbustersII'', while animating the UsefulNotes/StatueOfLiberty with mood slime is already telling physics to take a hike, they briefly touch upon the law when Ray notes that moving her any faster might shake her apart.
-->'''Ray:''' I'm afraid the vibrations would shake her to pieces. We should have padded her feet!\\
'''[[DeadpanSnarker Egon:]]''' I don't think they make Nikes in her size, Ray.
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