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Compare GiantFootOfStomping and FearsomeFoot. Named after (but has absolutely nothing to do with) a song by Music/LedZeppelin. Not related to CurbStompBattle, although a particularly brutal one-sided fight may involve actual stomping.

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Compare GiantFootOfStomping and FearsomeFoot. Named after (but has absolutely nothing to do with) a song by Music/LedZeppelin. Not related to CurbStompBattle, although a particularly brutal one-sided fight may involve actual stomping.
stomping. If the villain ''intentionally'' uses their foot to trample an object of sentimental value to a character, that's CrushTheKeepsake.

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** Parodied later, when a warrior is apparently crushed by [[spoiler: a gigantic stone jaguar]] and we hear a muffled "I'm still OK!"

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* In ''[[VideoGame/OverlordII Overlord 2]]'', the protagonist meets a group of gnomes. When one of them approaches, but then slips and falls to the ground, the Overlord considers this an "act of agression" and executes the gnome by stomping it rather forcefully. This is the first step in his genocide against gnome-kind.


* The intro movie from ''VideoGame/MechWarrior 2'' starts with a blurry shape that is revealed to be a human skull seconds before a [[HumongousMecha Battlemech's]] foot crushes it. ''VideoGame/MechWarrior 3'' had a similar scene, only it was with an [[PoweredArmor Elemental]] firing its arm cannon at something higher and higher until the barrel was almost vertical, at which point the mech's foot crushes it.

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* The intro movie from ''VideoGame/MechWarrior 2'' starts with a blurry shape that is revealed to be a human skull seconds before a [[HumongousMecha Battlemech's]] foot crushes it. In that same spirit, the intro to ''VideoGame/MechWarrior 3'' had features a similar scene, only it was with an [[PoweredArmor Elemental]] firing its arm cannon at something higher soldier who trips and higher until falls right on the barrel was almost vertical, at which point the mech's foot crushes it.path of a mech, and is promptly squashed underfoot .


* A non-villainous example in ''Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa'': buff hippo Moto Moto emerges from the watering hole and walks over to Gloria in a straight line, PlayedForLaughs as he pushes a rock and tree out of the way and then walks right over a couple of antelope, who shriek as he steps on them.

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* A non-villainous example in ''Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa'': ''WesternAnimation/MadagascarEscape2Africa'': buff hippo Moto Moto emerges from the watering hole and walks over to Gloria in a straight line, PlayedForLaughs as he pushes a rock and tree out of the way and then walks right over a couple of antelope, who shriek as he steps on them.


* Averted in ''[[ComicBook/{{Tintin}} Flight 714]]'', where Rastapopoulos boasts that he will crush Tintin as he crushes "this insignificant spider!" The spider then manages to elude at least five of his attempts to step on it, reducing Rastapopoulos to incoherent rage ("'''FDJRK'''").

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* Averted Subverted in ''[[ComicBook/{{Tintin}} Flight 714]]'', where Rastapopoulos boasts that he will crush Tintin as he crushes "this insignificant spider!" The spider then manages to elude at least five of his attempts to step on it, reducing Rastapopoulos to incoherent rage ("'''FDJRK'''").

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* In ''Fanfic/TheParselmouthOfGryffindor'', Alastair the [[GiantSpider Acromantula]] was stomped on by [[JerkAss Vernon Dursley]] when he was just a baby (and thus the size of a regular spider). He's had a painful, broken shell ever since.
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A character is so mean, evil or determined that ''nothing'' stands in their way.

Just to prove it to the audience, the camera will turn to a shot of their feet (or their mount's feet), as they walk over and stomp on, crush or trample underfoot things that symbolize innocence, peace, happiness, or niceness, such as:

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A [[Main/{{Laconic}} Simply put]], this is about comparatively small "good" characters or things being crushed underfoot by comparatively gigantic villains. This can take two main forms.

First, a "straight" one, commonplace in cartoons involving [[MouseWorld mice]], IncredibleShrinkingMan scenarios, or normal-size humans who have to deal with AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever -- but usually that's more a desperate attempt to avoid being trampled. Often associated with an ImplacableMan or TheJuggernaut.

Then, secondly, it can be used as a small KickTheDog moment for a
character is so mean, evil or determined that ''nothing'' stands in their way.

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way; and just to prove it to the audience, the camera will turn to a shot of their feet (or their mount's feet), as they walk over and stomp on, crush or trample underfoot things that symbolize innocence, peace, happiness, or niceness, such as:



This scenario is also commonplace in cartoons involving [[MouseWorld mice]], IncredibleShrinkingMan scenarios, or normal-size humans who have to deal with AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever -- but usually that's more a desperate attempt to avoid being trampled. Often associated with an ImplacableMan or TheJuggernaut. Compare GiantFootOfStomping and FearsomeFoot.

Named after (but has absolutely nothing to do with) a song by Music/LedZeppelin. Not related to CurbStompBattle, although a particularly brutal one-sided fight may involve actual stomping.

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This scenario is also commonplace in cartoons involving [[MouseWorld mice]], IncredibleShrinkingMan scenarios, or normal-size humans who have to deal with AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever -- but usually that's more a desperate attempt to avoid being trampled. Often associated with an ImplacableMan or TheJuggernaut. Compare GiantFootOfStomping and FearsomeFoot.

FearsomeFoot. Named after (but has absolutely nothing to do with) a song by Music/LedZeppelin. Not related to CurbStompBattle, although a particularly brutal one-sided fight may involve actual stomping.





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* Defied in the episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E14TheLastRoundup The Last Roundup]]" in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. Fluttershy spots a desert rabbit in their path and screeches to a halt. The glower Rainbow Dash gives her implies they should have jumped over the bunny—or just kept going.

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* Defied in the episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E14TheLastRoundup The Last Roundup]]" in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. Fluttershy spots a desert rabbit in their path and screeches to a halt. The glower Rainbow Dash gives her implies they should have jumped over the bunny—or bunny -- or just kept going.



-->'''John:''' (''dazed from being trampled'') Ah, the glorious price of popularity...

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-->'''John:''' (''dazed ''[dazed from being trampled'') trampled]'' Ah, the glorious price of popularity...






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* The first mention we ever get of Mr. Hyde in ''Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde'' is a story of how he callously knocked down and trampled a little girl he passed in the street.

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* The first mention we ever get of Mr. Hyde in ''Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde'' is a story of how he callously knocked down and trampled a little girl he passed in the street. His second use of this is far more cruel however. After bludgeoning Sir Danvers Carew with his dreaded cane, Hyde proceeds to finish him off by jumping up and down upon his body in an "apelike" manner.



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* ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfSuperman'': Superman is trodden on, and driven into the ground by, the eponymous phamtom in "The Force Phantom".

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': [[{{Jerkass}} Mr. Cat]] frequently stomps on flowers, either out of anger, meanness or the fact that he was just ignoring their presence.


** The Terminators and [=HKs=] step on human skeletons in the [[Film/TheTerminator first]] and [[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay second]] movies.

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** The Terminators and [=HKs=] step on human skeletons in the [[Film/TheTerminator first]] and [[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay second]] movies. Our first view of the BadFuture involves tank treads crushing a field of skulls in a post-nuclear Los Angeles.

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* PlayedForLaughs in ''Series/GameOfThrones''. The dwarf Tyrion Lannister gives a RousingSpeech to the savage Mountain clans. It works so well they charge off to battle right over Tyrion, who gets knocked unconscious and trampled into the mud. By the time he wakes up, the battle is over.
-->'''Bronn:''' You're a shit warrior.

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