Rent A Zilla


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In a movie about ghosts, they throw in this.

The organic Sister Trope to Instant Awesome, Just Add Mecha. A work is not about Kaiju or other giant monsters, but throws them in anyway.

Godzilla, or some Lawyer-Friendly Cameo, is a common choice, of course.

Can overlap with Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever, if the small thing turned huge is sufficiently monstrous (and of course not the focus of the work).

Examples:

  • Name comes from Megatokyo, where there was a service called this. In addition, there was a rampage by The Alcoholic uncle of the Gamera family.
  • The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters, and the second film had them using positive ghost slime to turn the Statue of Liberty into one.
  • An episode of Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok had a shrine statue turned into one when imbued with a lot of dark magic.

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