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Playing With: Make My Monster Grow
Basic Trope: Inflating the monster to an enormous size.
  • Straight: Darksaur turns Dragonsaur giant-sized with a magic staff.
  • Exaggerated:
    • Darksaur makes an army of Dragonsauri giant-sized.
    • Darksaur turns Dragonsaur planet-sized with a magic staff.
  • Downplayed:
    • Darksaur turns a miniature Dragonsaur normal-sized.
    • Darksaur turns Darksaur bigger, but slightly bigger than most normal-sized.
  • Justified: Darksaur wants to inspire terror and awe in his enemies and enjoys the spectacle of defeating his enemies with giant monsters.
  • Inverted:
    • Who needs monsters? By using the staff, Darksaur turns HIMSELF gigantic.
    • Darksaur shrinks the protagonists, thus making him and Dragonsaur giants from their perspective, anyway.
    • Or the monster shrinks instead, becoming more dense and thus stronger.
    • Or Darksaur turns the protagonists into giants, making them bigger targets for Dragonsaur.
  • Subverted: The staff does not make the monster bigger. But it makes for a useful distraction or attack to help the monster win anyway.
  • Double Subverted: Darksaur meant to attack the heroes, but accidentally made the monster gigantic. He takes credit anyway.
  • Parodied: The monster becomes gigantic! ...but is unable to move because the skeletal structure is unable to support the vastly increased body mass.
  • Zig Zagged: The monster becomes gigantic! ...but is unable to move because the skeletal structure is unable to support the vastly increased body mass... Allowing Darksaur to use a necromancy spell to reanimate a Zombie Dragonsaur, and make it even bigger!
  • Averted: The monster remains its normal size.
  • Enforced: "People love giant monsters. Make sure to put some giant monster scenes in!"
  • Lampshaded: "Well it could have been worse: Could have been bigge- OH GODDAMNIT!"
  • Invoked: "With this enlarged Dragonsaur, this pathetic country will be mine to keep!"
  • Exploited:
  • Defied: The heroes know about the bad guy's magical monster-enlarging spells, and the first thing they do in the battle is wrap magical chains around the monster to prevent it from growing.
  • Discussed: "Bet that monster is going to turn giant." "I don't take a sucker bet."
  • Conversed: "Sentai shows always have monster-enlarging scenes, and we fans don't mind that."
  • Deconstructed:
    • The giant monster causes mass destruction in the city. Darksaur is jailed, and forced to pay out of his own pocket to repair all the buildings that were destroyed.
    • Having more mass greatly increases the amount of energy Dragonsaur needs just to stand up.
  • Reconstructed: ...but he escapes from jail by making a new giant monster, and takes over the city!

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