Playing With: Humongous Mecha
Basic Trope: A gigantic humanoid robot.
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- Straight: Gigawatton is a robot as tall as a 10-story building.
- Exaggerated: Gigawatton can only exist in multiverse void, because it's large enough to crush single universes with a finger.
- Downplayed: Gigawatton is as tall as a 2-story house.
- Gigawatton was built to fight against aliens that are 10-stories tall themselves.
- Gigawatton is a robot for made for gigantic humanoid robot fighting competition.
- Gigawatton was built for space flight, where it's proportions matter less.
- Double Subverted: ... but when Gigawatton is plugged into a Meta Mecha or the Mecha Expansion Pack it becomes much bigger
- Parodied: Gigawatton becomes so big that it cause universe to burst.
- Zig Zagged: Gigawatton has a mechanism that turns it into a Humongous Mecha or a nanomachine at random.
- Averted: Gigawatton is a Real Robot that moves on treads and is a realistic size.
- Enforced: Viewers like giant mechas!
- Lampshaded: "So, you drive giant robots eh?"
- Invoked: The engineer is a huge fan of mecha anime and builds a humongous mecha to live out his dream of piloting one, regardless of how impractical it might be.
- Exploited: ???
- Gigawatton is sabotaged before it can even be used.
- Building Gigawatton is found to be cost-ineffective and impractical and the project is scrapped.
- Discussed: Oh, they look cool, but won't they tip over? And they're impossible to hide, unless you can get some honest-to-Gods, working Adaptive Camo. Really, the only thing they got going for them is that they can negotiate terrain better that wheeled or tracked vehicles. I say just stick some bug legs on a run-of-the-mill tank.
- "But they look so damn cool!" "You really are a dreamer if you think these metal giants are actually going somewhere! Spider tanks are the way of the future!" "But they look. So. Damn. COOL!" "The men can thank the Writer that I am the one who spends the budget, not you. And they should pray to the Artist that it stays that way; Less of them will die."
- "Oh, Mr. Realistic wants to make a Spider Tank! Sure, let's toss one of these tanks and a mecha in a room. We'll see who will be reduced to dust.
- Square/Cube Law
- Alternatively: The mecha is very powerful and effective, but it causes tremendous collateral damage due to its large size and huge weapons.
- It's prohibitively expensive to build, equip, run, and maintain even one.
- The cube-square victim is upgraded with unobtainium and becomes effective.
- The Destructive Savior robot is given new control software that makes it much safer.
- the pilot of Gigawattron makes a point of punching his foes out of the city to ensure they're in a collateral free-zone before the fight.
- Things are so far past the Godzilla Threshold that the cost no longer matters.
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