Giant Enemy Body Part
Attack Of The Fifty Feet Whatever, with disembodied abominations.


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Giant enemies are dangerous. But sometimes, a whole giant ain't needed. Just send a gigantic body part after the protagonist, and suddenly everything became 20% creepier.

Eyes, hands, limbless torso...Everything will do.

Related to Animate Body Parts. A supertrope of Giant Hands of Doom, Faceless Eye, and Giant Foot of Stomping. Compare Attack of the Monster Appendage, this time there is absolutely no body around.

Examples:

Anime & Manga
  • The moon-sized, foot or hand-looking mechas the Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann team has to fight on their way to save Nia from the Anti-Spiral

Film

Live Action TV
  • In the Doctor Who episode, "The Eleventh Hour", an intergalactic police force called the Atraxi threaten to destroy the earth. The Atraxi resemble giant human eyeballs set in a snowflake-like crystaline structure. It's not explained if the crystaline structures are their bodies, space ships or what.

Music
  • The Glove from The Beatles' Yellow Submarine. If it wasn't just a glove...

Tabletop Games
  • Dungeons & Dragons has a line of spells created by the wizard Bigby, which summon a giant hand. What the hand does depends on the version of the spell; for example, Bigby's Clenched Fist summons a giant fist that punches enemies.

Video Games
  • The hand from Legend of Kyrandia: The Hand of Fate. Possibly also the giant foot from the same game.
  • One of the bosses of Majyuuou is a giant eyeball.
  • The Robot Foot in Narbonic. Less "creepy" and more "gags about Kuribo's shoe", though.
  • Arguably, Wheatley from Portal 2. Limbless ? Check. No body for half of the game ? Double check.
  • Master Hand and Crazy Hand are iconic examples coming from Super Smash Bros..
  • MONOCULUS! The giant haunted eyeball from Team Fortress 2.
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