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25th Mar '18 4:35:01 AM CantNotLookAtThisSite
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* This trope is largely {{Averted}} and ignored by ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', however there is a notable [[JustifiedTrope justification]] in the form of [[spoiler:the enormous Rei-Lillith hybrid that appears at the climax of ''The End Of Evangelion'', which appears to be made out of some sort of weird substance that is halfway between light and matter, the experience of passing through which causes one to [[GoMadFromTheRevelation go insane]]]].
4th Mar '18 11:12:13 AM ReaderAt2046
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* For a series that usually is ''very'' good about thinking through how even magic has to follow the rules of physics and common sense, the FanFic/TriptychContinuum really falls down on this one in ''[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/201365/scootalift Scootalift]]''. It's explicitly stated that Snowflake's ability to fly despite the horrible injuries to his wings from a capless birth comes ''not'' from pegaus magic, but from his massive muscular development.
11th Feb '18 12:33:43 AM DRCEQ
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** A later titan would show up to be even larger than the Colossal, and was incapable of even standing upright. It's arms were underdeveloped, while its head and body were massive. The best it could do was slowly drag itself along the ground.
7th Jan '18 2:21:43 AM eroock
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** ''Film/KongSkullIsland'': As with most Kaiju-type creatures, a one-hundred foot tall gorilla would be incapable of doing anything besides lying there with his skeleton being crushed by the weight of his musculature, and the flying creatures would be incapable of doing sso.

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** * ''Film/KongSkullIsland'': As with most Kaiju-type creatures, a one-hundred foot tall gorilla would be incapable of doing anything besides lying there with his skeleton being crushed by the weight of his musculature, and the flying creatures would be incapable of doing sso.
7th Jan '18 2:21:09 AM eroock
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** ''Film/KongSkullIsland'': As with most Kaiju-type creatures, a one-hundred foot tall gorilla would be incapable of doing anything besides lying there with his skeleton being crushed by the weight of his musculature, and the flying creatures would be incapable of doing sso.
22nd Dec '17 12:58:01 PM PDL
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* ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'' introduces Wailord, the largest pokemon ever at 14.5 meters (47 ft. 7 in.) long. It weighs only 398 kg (877.4 pounds). For comparison, a male sperm whale averages 16 meters (52 feet) long and weighs 40 tonnes (45 short tons).

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''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'' introduces Wailord, the largest pokemon ever at 14.5 meters (47 ft. 7 in.) long. It weighs only 398 kg (877.4 pounds). For comparison, a male sperm whale averages 16 meters (52 feet) long and weighs 40 tonnes (45 short tons).


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** ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' introduces Mudsdale, a 2.5 meter (8 ft. 2 in.) tall Clydesdale horse that weighs 920. kg (2028.3 pounds). This is ridiculously heavy by Pokémon standards, but that's the actual size and weight of a real Clydesdale.
13th Dec '17 9:56:04 PM PaulA
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** Imagine how slow sauropods would have been due to their gigantic sizes. The ''WalkingWithDinosaurs'' animators found that ''Diplodocus'' would have to keep three feet on the ground at all times or they would trip over while designing early models.

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** Imagine how slow sauropods would have been due to their gigantic sizes. The ''WalkingWithDinosaurs'' ''Series/WalkingWithDinosaurs'' animators found that ''Diplodocus'' would have to keep three feet on the ground at all times or they would trip over while designing early models.
13th Dec '17 8:53:27 PM AaronOfMpls
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* Exploitation of the cube squared law was the driving factor of the race to build the largest luxury liners that dominated ship builing from the late 1800s to the 1930s. As a liner's six increases the the amount of free space to devote to more rooms (and thus more paying passengers) increases much faster than need to expand both common rooms and machinery necessary to propel the ship.However this was also a driving factor behind the Titanic Disaster. Laws at the time required life boats based off of Tonnage ratter than total number of people the ship carrier. The proportions specified in the law were calculated assuming much smaller vessels which meant far less efficient use of tonnage. When super ships like the Titanic rolled around the laws requirements for lifeboats were horribly behind actual passenger capacity.

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* Exploitation of the cube squared law was the driving factor of the race to build the largest luxury liners that dominated ship builing from the late 1800s to the 1930s. As a liner's six increases size increases, the the amount of free space to devote to more rooms (and thus more paying passengers) increases much faster than need to expand both common rooms and machinery necessary to propel the ship.ship. However this was also a driving factor behind the Titanic Disaster. Laws at the time required life boats lifeboats based off of Tonnage ratter tonnage rather than total number of people the ship carrier. carried. The proportions specified in the law were calculated assuming much smaller vessels vessels, which meant far less efficient use of tonnage. When super ships like the Titanic rolled around around, the laws law's requirements for lifeboats were horribly behind actual passenger capacity.



** 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.

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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 larger, heavier shell. The heavier the shell shell, the more explosives it holds 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.
12th Nov '17 7:57:51 PM RaygunJustice
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* There was a short story which played with this concept; among other things, a supervillain unleashes an army of giant ants on a city. The ants are all killed, but someone realizes that in order for the creatures to support their own weight, their legs would have to made of some incredible super-strong wonder-substance. They harvest the substance and are able to reproduce it. It turns out this was villain's EvilPlan all along, as it causes the global steel industry to collapse overnight. The villain ends up ruling the world. Of course, if the ant attack actually worked, he wouldn't have complained. [[XanatosGambit Either way he'd win.]]
10th Nov '17 10:17:21 AM Eievie
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: ''When an object undergoes a proportional increase in size, its new volume is proportional to the cube of the multiplier and its new surface area is proportional to the square of the multiplier.''

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: :: ''When an object undergoes a proportional increase in size, its new volume is proportional to the cube of the multiplier and its new surface area is proportional to the square of the multiplier.''
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