History WesternAnimation / TheIronGiant

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* CameFromTheSky: A fisherman lost in storm first sees something fall from the sky, then runs into the Giant thinking its glowing eyes are the lighthouse
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* BroughtToYouByTheLetterS: At one point, the Giant declares "I Superman!" and adorns his chest with a giant S. [[spoiler:A minute later, he showcases the bad side of the Man of Steel with a case of RedEyesTakeWarning.]] [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome And then, at the end...]]

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* BroughtToYouByTheLetterS: At one point, point when playing with Hogarth in the scrapyard, the Giant declares "I Superman!" and adorns his chest with a giant S. [[spoiler:A minute later, he showcases the bad side of the Man of Steel with a case of RedEyesTakeWarning.]] [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome And then, at the end...]]"S".
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* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: The Giant takes an interest in Hogarth because the young boy saved him from being electrocuted at the power station. .
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** And technically Hogarth and the Giant. Although his amnesia makes his precise origins unknown, unless he's able to travel between stars [[FasterThanLightTravel quickly]], he's likely ''[[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld very]]'' old. [[spoiler: His ability to [[GoodThingYouCanHeal self-repair]] makes his [[TimeAbyss true age]] even more impossible to accurately guess]].
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* ReassignedToAntarctica: Mansley's planned fate according to General Rogard when Dean was initially able to trick the military into thinking that the giant was simply a harmless piece of artwork. A popular interpretation posits this is why he was in a dead-end position in an unimportant government agency.

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* ReassignedToAntarctica: Mansley's planned fate according to General Rogard when Dean was initially able Mansley's attempt to trick reveal the military into thinking that the giant was simply a harmless piece of artwork. A popular interpretation posits this Giant is why he was in a dead-end position in an unimportant government agency.thwarted and his credibility is destroyed.
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* PrecisionFStrike: Mansley's hearty [[spoiler: "'''''Screw''''' our country!"]]
** General Rogard gets an even bigger one during [[spoiler: the robot's rampage]].

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* PrecisionFStrike: PrecisionFStrike:
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Mansley's hearty [[spoiler: "'''''Screw''''' our country!"]]
** General Rogard gets an even bigger one during [[spoiler: the robot's rampage]].
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* NukeEm: [[spoiler:The film has a sequence where paranoid intelligence agent Kent Mansley prompts a strike on the Giant because he wanted to see the Giant destroyed, rashly ordering it by [[TooDumbToLive grabbing the radio]] from the [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure General]] that was about to have them stand down, as the situation was over. The General then asks "WHERE'S THE GIANT, MANSLEY?!" Which is [[OhCrap about 50 feet from him]].]]
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** With the exception of [[RuleOfDrama the Nautilus' missile capability]] (see ANuclearError above), all the military hardware is period-appropriate. The soldiers carry M1 Garands, drive [=M41=] Walker Bulldog tanks, and the jet planes in the Superman scene are F-86 Sabres.

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** With the exception of [[RuleOfDrama the Nautilus' missile capability]] (see ANuclearError above), capability]], all the military hardware is period-appropriate. The soldiers carry M1 Garands, drive [=M41=] Walker Bulldog tanks, and the jet planes in the Superman scene are F-86 Sabres.
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* ANuclearError: [[spoiler:The film's climax features the ''USS Nautilus'' launching a ballistic missile]]; the RealLife ''Nautilus'' was incapable of doing so - it was a normal attack submarine (albeit the first powered by a reactor). The United States Navy did not have any ballistic missile submarines at all until the ''USS George Washington'' entered service in 1959, two years after the film is set. At the time, the USN's deterrent force were the ''guided'' missile submarines USS ''Tunny'' and USS ''Barbero,'' firing Regulus cruise missiles. Further, the missile appears to be a UGM-73 Poseidon C3 missile, not fielded until 1972 on the ''Lafayette'' and ''James Madison''-class [=SSBNs=].[[spoiler: The ‘’Nautillus’’ is stated to have first-strike capability, that is to say, they are accurate enough to hit specific points instead of general areas like cities. In reality, the missiles of the time had an accuracy rated in ‘’miles’’ and American submarine-launched missiles wouldn’t get first strike capability until ‘’1990’’.”]]

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* ANuclearError: [[spoiler:The The film's climax features the ''USS Nautilus'' launching a ballistic missile]]; missile whereas the RealLife ''Nautilus'' was incapable of doing so - since it was a normal attack submarine (albeit the first powered by a nuclear reactor). The In fact, the United States Navy did not have any ballistic missile submarines at all until the ''USS George Washington'' entered service in 1959, two years after the film is set. At set. When the time, the USN's deterrent force were the ''guided'' missile submarines USS ''Tunny'' and USS ''Barbero,'' firing Regulus cruise missiles. Further, the missile appears to be a UGM-73 Poseidon C3 missile, not fielded until 1972 on the ''Lafayette'' and ''James Madison''-class [=SSBNs=].[[spoiler: The ‘’Nautillus’’ ''Nautilus'' is stated to have first-strike "first-strike" capability, it actually meant that is to say, they are its missiles were accurate enough to hit specific points instead of general areas like cities. In reality, the missiles of the time had an accuracy rated in ‘’miles’’ and American submarine-launched missiles wouldn’t get first strike capability until ‘’1990’’.”]]
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* PleaseWakeUp: The Iron Giant gives us a double whammy, first when the giant attempts to [[spoiler: wake up a recently-shot deer]], which inadvertently teaches him the concept of death. This [[MeaningfulEcho comes back]] when the giant believes that [[spoiler: Hogarth]] is dead and nudges him the same way he did the deer.

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* PleaseWakeUp: The Iron Giant gives us a double whammy, first whammy. First when the giant attempts to [[spoiler: wake up nudges a recently-shot deer]], deer that he had seen a few minutes prior and is puzzled why it does not respond, which inadvertently teaches leads to Hogarth teaching him about the concept of death. This [[MeaningfulEcho comes back]] when the giant believes that discovers the motionless body of [[spoiler: Hogarth]] is dead and nudges him the same way he did the deer.deer with the same lack of response.
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