->''Unknown to them all, The Minotaur is hiding in the shadows behind her. This is not an easy thing to do when you're 10- feet-tall and your head is a cow.''
-->-- {{Seanbaby}}, [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/8-hilarious-moments-from-otherwise-terrible-movies/ 8 Hilarious Moments (From Otherwise Terrible Movies)]]

A Stealthy Colossus is a character or machine that is ginormously huge (relative to their size category, anyway) yet somehow manages to [[StealthExpert stay undetected whenever they want]]. While a BarbarianHero might still conceivably sneak up on someone, these guys go even further. If the setting is comical, they will tiptoe behind their prey. Otherwise, they will enter the scene in a fittingly dramatic fashion, possibly with a SurprisinglySuddenDeath.

Compare SurpriseVehicle and SuspiciouslyStealthyPredator. Related to ImpossiblyGracefulGiant, {{Acrofatic}}, WithCatlikeTread, and possibly OffscreenTeleportation. Compare/contrast HighlyVisibleNinja.

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!!Examples

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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''GundamWing'' has Death Scythe, which has the ability to cloak. When [[StealthInSpace used in deep space]], it fades Franchise/{{Predator}} style and blends seemlessly with the surrounding field of stars; effectively becoming invisible... and makes no sound.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* In TheMiddleman (comic and series), El Comelon ("the Glutton") is a Mexican Wrestler-Assassin who weighs 400 pounds, but has been known to "squeeze through spaces the diameter of a tennis racket."
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* A ''KeychainOfCreation'' fan comic had the Kukla sneaking up on someone. The Kukla is a dragon the size of a mountain range. The character in question had fallen for the LookBehindYou trick with regard to the Kukla multiple times, and probably chocked this under CryingWolf.
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[[folder:Film]]
* Zilla from the 1998 remake of ''Film/{{Godzilla|1998}}'' is somehow able to sneak around and hide in the middle of New York City without ''anyone'' noticing him, for the most part.
* ''Film/{{Transformers}}'': The film (almost) makes a joke of how easily massive robots can hide.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'' has the villain in a multi-storey mech at one point, sneakily hiding around corners while the FaceHeelTurn hero he created flies by at top speed.
* In ''Film/{{Cloverfield}}'', the eponymous multi-ton, many-legged, several stories-high monster sneaks up on the protagonists [[spoiler:and bites the cameraman in half]].
* ''Film/PacificRim'' has the {{kaiju}} Leatherback being completely undetected until it makes its DynamicEntry from underwater.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* In TheWheelOfTime, one of the characters that travels with Mat for a while is Chel Vanin, an exceptional former horse thief and poacher who also happens to also be particularly fat. Mat notes multiple times just how remarkable he is, given his fatness. Indeed, Mat judges him to be so good at what he does, he [[spoiler:makes him the head scout in the Band of the Red Hand - that's right, a balding, fat head scout]].
* In MythAdventures, Skeeve has [[OurTrollsAreDifferent Chumley]] sneak up on and kidnap his apprentices, to teach them about judging people prematurely.
* In Creator/DanAbnett's TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} novel ''Literature/{{Titanicus}}'', on one occasion a Titan is able to sneak up on infantry despite literally being large enough to shake the earth when it walks.
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* TableTopGame/{{Munchkin}} Fu card game has a mecha ninja named "Fifty Ton Master Of Stealth". Also, the Ninja Giant from the "Need for Steed" expansion.
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'':
** The 3rd Edition bestiary depicts a gold dragon sneaking behind some orcs - possibly justified by magic.
** This is often the schtick of Bugbears in D&D and its derivatives (such as ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'').
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'':
** General Ursaker E. Creed is capable of applying the "Scout Rule," to any unit. This means that he can take any unit on his side, and move it into flanking position of the enemy army. Instantly. This would be an inversion if all he could move are scouts, but one can perform this rule with Space Marine squads (gigantic, ten-foot-tall, multi-ton killing machines), tanks, and two-hundred feet tall mecha, appearing out of freaking nowhere. It has become a MemeticMutation that he is capable of [[http://1d4chan.org/wiki/File:1242252825237.jpg infiltrating any unit to any point anywhere]], [[http://1d4chan.org/wiki/File:1242253576880.jpg at any time,]] [[http://1d4chan.org/wiki/File:Creeeeeeeed.jpg ever]]. This is known as "Tactical Genius".
** While ork Kommandoz aren't exactly colossal, they're still over seven feet tall and green (when not painted purple), yet perfectly capable of sneaking around undetected. Why purple? As all orks know, no one's ever seen an army of purple orks, which explains how sneaky purple makes them.
* {{Warhammer}}: Ogre Ninjas. [[http://www.games-workshop.com/en-US/Ogre-Kingdoms-Ninja-Maneater Yes, really.]]

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[[folder:Video Games]]
* In one of the ork cutscenes of ''DawnOfWar 2: Retribution'' Captain Bluddflagg manages to sneak up on an inquisitor, despite being about a size of a dreadnought.
** One of Bluddflagg's lieutenants, Spookums is an Kommando Nob, an ork stealth expert despite being about 8 feet tall and about 4 feet wide at his shoulders.
* [[TheHero Rau]] from ''Mark of Kri'', and its sequel ''RiseOfTheKasai'', is a huge quasi-Polynesian that's easily double the size of his enemies. Sneaking around and stealth-killing is a major part of his gameplay. However, his huge size does come in handy: he's able to stealth-kill two guys at once.
* The [[RoamingEnemy Devilsaurs]] from ''WorldOfWarcraft'' were notorious for being able to sneak up on players despite being T. Rex sized dinosaur-like creatures.
** The Fel Reaver was similarly notorious, despite the ground quaking from its steps. Someone who wasn't paying attention would notice the shaking, dash wildly in a direction they can't see the reaver, and discover too late that it was approaching them from an angle and they've run right into its aggro radius.
* A mechanized example: aerial fortress ''Gleipnir'' from ''AceCombatX'' is enormously huge yet its cloaking system allows it to make stealth incursions into enemy territory with impunity.
* The roadies in ''BrutalLegend'' haul enormous piles of amps on their backs to battle... but are completely invisible unless they attack. Why? Because they wear black and in the HeavyMetal-inspired setting of the game, that works as a perfect PerceptionFilter. Eddie, being a roadie himself, can also become invisible by jumping on top of said amps.
* 20 to 100 ton [[WalkingTank bipedal tanks]] in the ''Videogame/MechWarrior'' series can become absurdly good at stealth when equipped with electronic counter-measures, despite the ground shaking under the force of their footsteps. One StealthBasedMission in ''[=MW4=]: Mercenaries'' has the plow running from cover to cover (the cover being occupied enemy buildings) inside a densely patrolled enemy base; the people inside the buildings seem to not notice the walls shaking or the oddly painted and armed mech running around outside. In ''Living Legends'', it's possible to become ''completely'' invisible to sensors by hiding inside an Angel ECM bubble with your sensors disabled. Apparently, sensors in the future cannot detect nuclear fusion reactors, seismic vibrations, or the solid wall of armor and weapons that make up a battlemech.
* Player example in VideoGame/TeamFortress2: One'd never think a HuskyRusskie with a 300 pound minigun could be sneaky. Getting punched in the back with [[LethalJokeWeapon mittens that make you laugh uncontrollably]] and gunned down while you're laughing helplessly will change your mind in a hurry.
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* From ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'', there's Mongo the Uberninja. He's a 7-feet-tall, colossally-muscled giant who habitually dual-wields CHAINSAWS (that is, chainsaw-chucks)... but he's still able to sneak up on ANYONE, even the main character, because... well, he's a NINJA!
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Gossamer, the MadScientist's monster in BugsBunny cartoons.
* Parodied in an episode of ''InvaderZim'' with the Megadoomer, an impractically large robot with a "stealth" mode. It turns invisible, but it trails its visible cord behind it, leaves enormous footprints, and doesn't cloak the rider.
* The ''MegasXLR'' episode "Breakout" has a large group of mecha-sized alien criminals released at one point. One of them appears to be a martial artist with a cloaking device, which he uses to move around silently and use hit and run tactics on Megas. This being ''Megas XLR'', he is defeated when Coop fires missiles in all directions at once.
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* Despite their massive size, elephants are surprisingly stealthy. They actually make very little noise when walking and have been known to sneak onto farms and eat the crops without being noticed.
* Any large submarine. That's kind of the point of being a submarine.
* During the Battle of Cape Matapan in WWII, excellent light and noise discipline by the Royal Navy combined with the Italian lack of radar allowed two British battleships to close to within two kilometers of an Italian cruiser squadron and open fire, which is the naval equivalent of this trope. [[CurbStompBattle The results were predictable.]]
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