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8th Dec '17 8:43:32 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* Mr. Big in ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'' always cast an enormous shadow because of a flashlight he always kept with him, but ended up being one or two inches tall, and can be picked up with two fingers. It is later revealed, in his last appearance, that not only is his shadow effective enough that he can take over the moon with it, he is still strong enough to beat up a full-sized person.

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* Mr. Big in ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'' always cast an enormous shadow because of a flashlight he always kept with him, but ended up being one or two inches tall, and can be picked up with two fingers. It is later revealed, in his last appearance, that not only is his shadow effective enough that he can take over the moon with it, he is still [[PintsizedPowerhouse strong enough to beat up a full-sized person.person]].
4th Dec '17 5:17:05 PM nombretomado
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* In ''CrankHighVoltage'', Poon Dong, the man who stole Chellios' heart (and whom narrative convention would suggest is the BigBad) is the legendary leader of the Chinese Triads, played by David Carradine. About 2/3rds of the way through the film he's revealed to be a wizened DirtyOldMan who has about 2 minutes of screen-time and is promptly and anticlimactically lured to his death by two odious comic relief characters. The film's real "BigBad" is a completely unrelated, entirely different character who seemingly comes out of nowhere in the final reel.

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* In ''CrankHighVoltage'', ''Film/CrankHighVoltage'', Poon Dong, the man who stole Chellios' heart (and whom narrative convention would suggest is the BigBad) is the legendary leader of the Chinese Triads, played by David Carradine. About 2/3rds of the way through the film he's revealed to be a wizened DirtyOldMan who has about 2 minutes of screen-time and is promptly and anticlimactically lured to his death by two odious comic relief characters. The film's real "BigBad" is a completely unrelated, entirely different character who seemingly comes out of nowhere in the final reel.
14th Nov '17 1:31:12 AM Alvin
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4th Nov '17 2:36:46 AM jormis29
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* The boss of the second world of ''[=McDonald's=] Treasure Land Adventure'' is a scary bat-like robot, which, when destroyed, is revealed to be piloted by a tiny and cute green bat in yellow overalls, who [[OcularGushers bursts into tears]]. Ronald is able to cheer him up in the following cutscene by giving him some of his magic jewels, [[DefeatMeansFriendship and in return, the boss gives him the third piece of the treasure map]].

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* The boss of the second world of ''[=McDonald's=] Treasure Land Adventure'' ''VideoGame/McDonaldsTreasureLandAdventure'' is a scary bat-like robot, which, when destroyed, is revealed to be piloted by a tiny and cute green bat in yellow overalls, who [[OcularGushers bursts into tears]]. Ronald is able to cheer him up in the following cutscene by giving him some of his magic jewels, [[DefeatMeansFriendship and in return, the boss gives him the third piece of the treasure map]].
24th Aug '17 9:10:18 AM ApeAccount
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* In ''Weboriginal/RedVsBlue'' the Director is built up to be the reason everything bad has happened in the series for 10 years. He turns out to be a tired old man watching the last video of his dead wife on a loop and the heroes deem him too pathetic to be worth killing.



* In ''Weboriginal/RedvsBlue'' the Director is built up to be the reason everything bad has happened in the series for 10 years. He turns out to be a tired old man watching the last video of his dead wife on a loop and the heroes deem him to pathetic to be worth killing.
23rd Aug '17 4:45:53 PM HamburgerTime
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* Toward the end of ''Comicbook/{{Preacher}}'', we learn that the true leadership of [[AncientConspiracy the massive Grail conspiracy]] was not [[FatBastard Allfather D'Aronique]] but rather the Secret Council, who are a bunch of dweeby-looking old guys in silly robes who live in a dingy cave; their appearance calling to mind stereotypical ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' players rather than evil masterminds. They last less than an issue before [[DragonWithAnAgenda Herr Starr]] [[BoardToDeath poisons them all]].
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20th Aug '17 9:10:00 AM BrowncoatOfArms
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* In ''Weboriginal/RedvsBlue'' the Director is built up to be the reason everything bad has happened in the series for 10 years. He turns out to be a tired old man watching the last video of his dead wife on a loop and the heroes deem him to pathetic to be worth killing.
18th Jun '17 10:45:54 PM Statzkeen
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* TropeNamer: ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'', in that the titular "wizard" is only a normal man. Doubly so considering the flaming hologram avatar he was giving out.

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* TropeNamer: ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'', in that the titular "wizard" is only a normal man. Doubly so considering the flaming fiery hologram avatar he was giving out.
9th Apr '17 3:13:24 PM ultimomant
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* TropeNamer: ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'', in that the titular "wizard" is only a normal man. Doubly so considering the firey hologram avatar he was giving out.

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* TropeNamer: ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'', in that the titular "wizard" is only a normal man. Doubly so considering the firey flaming hologram avatar he was giving out.


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* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'': In "Jack and the Smackback", the Aqualizer is really a tiny, pathetic slug-like creature inside a powerful robotic suit.
* ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero'': Subverted in "The Gamesmaster". The Gamesmaster seems at first to just be a spoiled brat in a control room hiding behind his robots and traps. When Flint manages to fight past them and confront the man face to face, he's [[OhCrap shocked]] to find the man is over ten feet tall and incredibly strong.
26th Feb '17 3:44:21 PM Vox
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** Darth Vader is an unusual example, as most of his scenes involve him being a terrifying badass without peer, but when he finally removes his mask he reveals himself as a frail, crippled old man wholly dependent on his robotic suit for his strength and intimidation factor, as well as to survive.

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** Darth Vader is an unusual unconventional example, as most of his scenes involve him being a terrifying badass without peer, but when he finally removes his mask he reveals himself as a frail, crippled old man wholly dependent on his robotic suit for his strength and intimidation factor, as well as to survive.
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