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** [[spoiler:The apparent DeathOfAChild and desperately trying to get a response out of him as he lies there. Even when the context is much more fantastical and Hogarth turns out to just be knocked out, both the Giant and Annie act with great despair.]]

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** [[spoiler:The apparent DeathOfAChild and desperately trying to get a response out of him Annie watches in horror as he lies there. Even when the context Giant, who was carrying Hogarth, is much more fantastical and Hogarth turns out to just be knocked out, both out of the Giant sky by missiles and Annie act with great despair.]]plummets to the ground. When she arrives at the crash site, she sees the apparently lifeless body of her son lying in the snow.

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** [[spoiler:The apparent DeathOfAChild and desperately trying to get a response out of him as he lies there. Even when the context is much more fantastical and Hogarth turns out to just be knocked out, both the Giant and Annie act with great despair.]]


* ShabbyHeroesWellDressedVillains: Hogarth is dressed in typical attire for a 9-year-old in the 50s. Kent Mansley works for the government. And all that that implies.

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* ShabbyHeroesWellDressedVillains: Hogarth is dressed in typical attire for a 9-year-old in the 50s. Kent Mansley is sharply dressed in a suit and tie with an overcoat and hat to reflect that he works for the government. government. And all that that implies.

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* ShabbyHeroesWellDressedVillains: Hogarth is dressed in typical attire for a 9-year-old in the 50s. Kent Mansley works for the government. And all that that implies.


** Anytime Mansley is left alone with Hogarth. While Annie thinks he's an upstanding Government official, the viewers know just how amoral Mansley can be.

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** Anytime Mansley Mansley, a government official, is rented a room in the Hughes' home and trusted to be left alone with Hogarth. While However, we see that while Annie thinks he's an upstanding Government official, the viewers know just how amoral is at work, Mansley can be.drugs Hogarth, drags him out to the barn, and threatens to use his bureaucratic influence to insure that Hogarth is taken away from his mother unless Hogarth tells him where the Giant is located.


** [[spoiler: The Giant willingly succumbing to his defense mechanism when he thinks Hogarth is dead.]]


* AdultFear: Annie has to work late and returns home just in time for the power to go out. She quickly searches the house for Hogarth only to discover he's wandered out into the forest at night and has no idea where he is.

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* AdultFear: AdultFear:
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Annie has to work late and returns home just in time for the power to go out. She quickly searches the house for Hogarth only to discover he's wandered out into the forest at night and has no idea where he is.
** Anytime Mansley is left alone with Hogarth. While Annie thinks he's an upstanding Government official, the viewers know just how amoral Mansley can be.
** [[spoiler: The Giant willingly succumbing to his defense mechanism when he thinks Hogarth is dead.]]


* OneDimensionalThinking: When Hogarth tries to evade the Giant trampling on him during their first encounter, he doesn't think of stepping aside but keeps running straight forward.

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* OneDimensionalThinking: When Hogarth tries to evade the Giant trampling on him during their first encounter, he doesn't think of stepping aside but keeps running straight forward. Justified in that Hogath is fleeing in a panic and the Giant, being intelligent, would have simply adjusted his direction.


* ArtisticLicenseHistory
** Sort of. At one point, Dean jokingly describes espresso as "coffee-zilla" when warning Hogarth against drinking it. Franchise/{{Godzilla}} wasn't a household name in America in 1957. There were only two ''Godzilla'' movies in existence at the time, only one of which (''[[Film/GodzillaKingOfTheMonsters1956 Godzilla: King of the Monsters!]]'') had actually been released in the United States. While avant-garde Dean may have been familiar with it, Godzilla simply hadn't permeated pop culture enough for him to use that phrase.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory
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ArtisticLicenseHistory: Sort of. At one point, Dean jokingly describes espresso as "coffee-zilla" when warning Hogarth against drinking it. Franchise/{{Godzilla}} wasn't a household name in America in 1957. There were only two ''Godzilla'' movies in existence at the time, only one of which (''[[Film/GodzillaKingOfTheMonsters1956 Godzilla: King of the Monsters!]]'') had actually been released in the United States. While avant-garde Dean may have been familiar with it, Godzilla simply hadn't permeated pop culture enough for him to use that phrase.


* ArtisticLicenseEngineering: The Iron Giant collides with the nuclear missile high above the Earth causing it to detonate. However, weapons like this are specifically designed ''not to detonate'' if something goes wrong before it reaches the target point. Technically, there should only have been a much smaller, rocket-fuel explosion.
* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Sort of. At one point, Dean jokingly describes espresso as "coffee-zilla" when warning Hogarth against drinking it. Franchise/{{Godzilla}} wasn't a household name in America in 1957. There were only two ''Godzilla'' movies in existence at the time, only one of which (''[[Film/GodzillaKingOfTheMonsters1956 Godzilla: King of the Monsters!]]'') had actually been released in the United States. Godzilla simply hadn't permeated pop culture enough for Dean to use that phrase.
* ArtisticLicenseShips: The submarine that fires the nuclear missile at the climax is identified as the USS Nautilus. The real USS Nautilus was not equipped to carry missiles, being armed only with torpedoes.

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* ArtisticLicenseEngineering: The Iron Giant collides with the nuclear missile high above the Earth causing it to detonate. However, weapons like this are specifically designed ''not to detonate'' if something goes wrong before it reaches the target point. Technically, there should only have been a much smaller, rocket-fuel explosion.
* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Sort
ArtisticLicenseHistory
**Sort
of. At one point, Dean jokingly describes espresso as "coffee-zilla" when warning Hogarth against drinking it. Franchise/{{Godzilla}} wasn't a household name in America in 1957. There were only two ''Godzilla'' movies in existence at the time, only one of which (''[[Film/GodzillaKingOfTheMonsters1956 Godzilla: King of the Monsters!]]'') had actually been released in the United States. While avant-garde Dean may have been familiar with it, Godzilla simply hadn't permeated pop culture enough for Dean him to use that phrase.
* ArtisticLicenseShips: ArtisticLicenseNuclearPhysics: A Type I example. The Iron Giant collides with the nuclear missile high above the Earth, appearing to cause it to detonate. However, weapons like this are specifically designed ''not to detonate'' if something goes wrong before it reaches the target point. Technically, there should only have been a much smaller, rocket-fuel explosion.
* ArtisticLicenseShips
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The submarine that fires the nuclear missile at the climax is identified as the USS Nautilus. The real USS Nautilus was not equipped to carry missiles, being armed only with torpedoes.
** In addition, the launched Polaris missile didn't enter service until 1961, 4 years after the movie's setting.
** Shortly before this, the heavy cruisers in Rockwell's bay are referred to as battleships.


** It's not necessarily the nuke; it could be the Giant's own ammunition/fuel exploding. He is known to carry weapons that match nuclear bombs in power.


** Dean, being an avant-garde beatnik artist, may very well have known of Godzilla.


** Dean,being an avant-garde beatnik artist, may very well have known of Godzilla.

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** Dean,being Dean, being an avant-garde beatnik artist, may very well have known of Godzilla.

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**It's not necessarily the nuke; it could be the Giant's own ammunition/fuel exploding. He is known to carry weapons that match nuclear bombs in power.


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** Dean,being an avant-garde beatnik artist, may very well have known of Godzilla.


** Mansley's hearty "'''''Screw''''' our country!"
** General Rogard grabs a walkie-talkie during the robot's rampage and yells:
-->'''General Rogard''': All battleships fire at the robot! Now! Now, ''damn it'', now!

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** Mansley's General Rogard grabs a walkie-talkie during the robot's rampage and yells "All battleships fire at the robot! Now! Now, ''damn it'', now!"
** Mansley gives off a
hearty "'''''Screw''''' our country!"
** General Rogard grabs a walkie-talkie during
country!" when faced with the robot's rampage and yells:
-->'''General Rogard''': All battleships fire at the robot! Now! Now, ''damn it'', now!
prospect of dying with Rockwell's populace.

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