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19th Sep '16 4:59:01 AM Xlsfd
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** Giant Battles return in ''Videogame/MarioAndLuigiDreamTeam''. However, they take place in the Dream World, which doesn't have to conform to the physics of the real world.
14th Sep '16 8:12:22 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/OrsonScottCard's ''[[Literature/EndersGame Shadow]]'' series, Bean has a genetic disorder that causes his brain to continue growing as an infant's does, giving him extreme intelligence, at the cost of causing his body to continue growing as well, leading to a projected lifespan of about eighteen years. [[spoiler:Since the problem is caused by gravity, he eventually leaves in a relativistic spacecraft with controllable gravity, so that he can possibly survive until a cure is found. Said cure is found for his children, but not in time for Bean, who DiedStandingUp after having to lie down for five years due to his now four-and-a-half-meters-tall body.]]

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* In Creator/OrsonScottCard's ''[[Literature/EndersGame Shadow]]'' ''Literature/EndersShadow'' series, Bean has a genetic disorder that causes his brain to continue growing as an infant's does, giving him extreme intelligence, at the cost of causing his body to continue growing as well, leading to a projected lifespan of about eighteen years. [[spoiler:Since the problem is caused by gravity, he eventually leaves in a relativistic spacecraft with controllable gravity, so that he can possibly survive until a cure is found. Said cure is found for his children, but not in time for Bean, who DiedStandingUp after having to lie down for five years due to his now four-and-a-half-meters-tall body.]]
7th Sep '16 6:55:22 PM supergod
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** It obeys the law with its roughly-10-foot giants, who have a body shape that is compared to bears; disproportionately large feet on the ends of short, thick legs, and wider hips than chests, bringing their centre of gravity right down.

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** It obeys the law with its roughly-10-foot roughly-12-to-14-foot giants, who have a body shape that is compared to bears; disproportionately large feet on the ends of short, thick legs, and wider hips than chests, bringing their centre of gravity right down.
6th Sep '16 2:46:14 PM supergod
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* 9/11 [[UsefulNotes/ConspiracyTheories Conspiracy Theorist]] Richard Gage once had a demonstration as to why the Twin Towers would not collapse. He took two boxes representing the "top block" of the Towers and the bottom block. He then dropped the upper block on the bottom, to simulate the building failing in the impact zone due to fire and impact, and the top portion falling on the lower, collapsing it. Since his model did not collapse, he asserts, it meant the Towers would not have collapsed. Some "debunkers" calculated that the model he used, being a few feet tall, would be something like thousands of times proportionately stronger than the 1000+ ft. Towers, especially once you take into account that the model was made of cardboard. [[OldShame Curiously enough]], Gage and his organizations largely act like [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFVoencqfZw the video]] doesn't exist.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvuKUmK9eB0 He resurrected the argument in the wake of the blacksmith rebuttal clip that made the rounds in 2016, though.]]

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* 9/11 [[UsefulNotes/ConspiracyTheories Conspiracy Theorist]] Richard Gage once had a demonstration as to why the Twin Towers would not collapse. He took two boxes representing the "top block" of the Towers and the bottom block. He then dropped the upper block on the bottom, to simulate the building failing in the impact zone due to fire and impact, and the top portion falling on the lower, collapsing it. Since his model did not collapse, he asserts, it meant the Towers would not have collapsed. Some "debunkers" calculated that the model he used, being a few feet tall, would be something like thousands of times proportionately stronger than the 1000+ ft. Towers, especially once you take into account that the model was made of cardboard. [[OldShame Curiously enough]], Gage and his organizations largely act like [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFVoencqfZw the video]] doesn't exist.
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exist. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvuKUmK9eB0 He resurrected the argument in the wake of the blacksmith rebuttal clip that made the rounds in 2016, though.]]
6th Sep '16 2:44:12 PM supergod
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** Every example in this film falls under RuleOfCool; del Toro made it very clear in interviews that this film is not meant to be a serious film, and is simply a love letter to the pure ''fun'' of giant monsters and giant robots.
6th Sep '16 2:42:37 PM supergod
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* Its never explained in any of the kaiju in ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' films can move, never mind in some cases fly, (though Ghidorah has some GravityMaster powers, so he might get a handwave). The 2014 film does give Godzilla larger and thicker legs to help support his weight, and he moves with an extremely slow gait though when he's outside of water.

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* Its never explained in how any of the kaiju in ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' films can move, never mind in some cases fly, (though Ghidorah has some GravityMaster powers, so he might get a handwave). The 2014 film does give Godzilla larger and thicker legs to help support his weight, and he moves with an extremely slow gait though when he's outside of water.
6th Sep '16 2:41:05 PM supergod
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* Broken severely in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum'' with Killer Croc. His dossier says he is 11 feet tall and 580 pounds (9 feet tall and 320 pounds in [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity the sequel]]). He should realistically weigh 3 or 4 times that.
** They seem to have realized this when putting him into the game proper, however. Croc moves extremely heavily, and a very powerful freight elevator struggles to slowly grind upwards with him in it. Without him, it moves much faster.
** Taken a step further in the ''Arkham Knight'' DLC "Seasons of Infamy". [[spoiler:Croc's condition has mutated even further, and he's now roughly the size of a small Kaiju. However, he can barely move, and has to resort to all fours in order to get anything resembling speed.]]

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* Broken severely in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum'' with Killer Croc. His dossier says he is 11 feet tall and 580 pounds (9 feet tall and 320 pounds in [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity the sequel]]). He should realistically weigh 3 or 4 times that.
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that. They seem to have realized this when putting him into the game proper, however. Croc moves extremely heavily, and a very powerful freight elevator struggles to slowly grind upwards with him in it. Without him, it moves much faster.
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faster. Taken a step further in the ''Arkham Knight'' DLC "Seasons of Infamy". [[spoiler:Croc's condition has mutated even further, and he's now roughly the size of a small Kaiju. However, he can barely move, and has to resort to all fours in order to get anything resembling speed.]]
6th Sep '16 2:39:46 PM supergod
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** Tends to be ignored in the monster sections. Numerous monsters in the books are given proportions that indicate the world is being overrun by very scrawny ogres made of balsa wood.
** Also played somewhat straight in that a creature's lifting capacity does not typically scale directly with the creature's mass. For an 8x mass increase for an extra size category, a creature typically receives a 6x increase in carrying capacity. It gets worse when AWizardDidIt, as spells such as Enlarge Person increase the creature's weight by the usual eight times, but only increases their carry capacity by approximately 2.6 times.

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** Tends to be Somewhat ignored in the monster sections. Numerous monsters in the books are given proportions that indicate the world is being overrun by very scrawny ogres made of balsa wood.
** Also played somewhat straight
in that a creature's lifting capacity does not typically scale directly with the creature's mass. For an 8x mass increase for an extra size category, a creature typically receives a 6x increase in carrying capacity. It gets worse when AWizardDidIt, as spells such as Enlarge Person increase the creature's weight by the usual eight times, but only increases their carry capacity by approximately 2.6 times.
6th Sep '16 2:18:39 PM supergod
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** It averts this trope with its roughly-10-foot giants, who have a body shape that is compared to bears; disproportionately large feet on the ends of short, thick legs, and wider hips than chests, bringing their centre of gravity right down.

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** It averts this trope obeys the law with its roughly-10-foot giants, who have a body shape that is compared to bears; disproportionately large feet on the ends of short, thick legs, and wider hips than chests, bringing their centre of gravity right down.



** The giants are an aversion. They are twice the height of a regular humans, and to compensate for the increase in weight, their legs are disproportionately long and thick, and they appear to move slowly. This effect was realized by a combination of tall actors outfitted with prosthetics and {{overcrank}}ing.

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** The giants are an aversion.law is followed with the giants. They are twice the height of a regular humans, and to compensate for the increase in weight, their legs are disproportionately long and thick, and they appear to move slowly. This effect was realized by a combination of tall actors outfitted with prosthetics and {{overcrank}}ing.



** Played straight in the monster sections. Numerous monsters in the books are given proportions that indicate the world is being overrun by very scrawny ogres made of balsa wood.

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** Played straight Tends to be ignored in the monster sections. Numerous monsters in the books are given proportions that indicate the world is being overrun by very scrawny ogres made of balsa wood.
6th Sep '16 2:12:26 PM supergod
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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' notes that a creature who has his all dimensions doubled weighs eight times as much, but avoids the rest via AWizardDidIt.
** And yet, while getting it right there, completely fails to grasp it in the monster sections. Numerous monsters in the books are given proportions that indicate the world is being overrun by very scrawny ogres made of balsa wood.

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' notes ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''
** It is mentioned
that a creature who has his all dimensions doubled weighs eight times as much, but avoids the rest via AWizardDidIt.
** And yet, while getting it right there, completely fails to grasp it Played straight in the monster sections. Numerous monsters in the books are given proportions that indicate the world is being overrun by very scrawny ogres made of balsa wood.
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