"Leela, evolution has programmed our fabulous male brains to take anything anyone else thinks is important, and make it bigger!"
— Professor Farnsworth, Futurama
Everything is better when it's BIG. You know you wish you had tropes this BIG. Unless, of course, you're Tiny Tropes.
Overlaps with Length Tropes and Height Tropes.
T R O P E S:<!—index—>
BIGGER BODY PARTS:
- Big-Breast Pride: A woman is proud of having large breasts.
- Boobs of Steel: A well-endowed woman who is also very strong.
- Buxom Beauty Standard: Women with large breasts are considered more desirable.
- Most Common Superpower: Superheroines with large breasts.
- Forehead of Doom: A character with an oversized forehead.
- Gag Lips: Comically oversized lips.
- Gag Nose: A comically oversized nose.
- Lantern Jaw of Justice: Good guys have huge chins.
- Bigger Is Better in Bed: Having a bigger penis makes you better at sex.
- Big Prick, Big Problems: Having a bigger penis causes you problems.
- Black Is Bigger in Bed: The stereotype that black men have huge penises.
- Gag Penis: A comically oversized penis.
- Balloon Belly: A character gets a big, round belly from overeating.
- Curves in All the Right Places: Certain parts of a woman considered more attractive bigger.
- Giant Foot of Stomping: A big foot crushing something.
- Growing Muscles Sequence: Muscles getting bigger.
- Hartman Hips: Character has wide hips.
- Long Neck
- My Brain Is Big: A character has a huge head to show that they are intelligent.
- The Right Hand of Doom: A big right hand.
- Shoulders of Doom: Big shoulders
- Weight Taller: Gaining weight means getting taller.
- Big Fancy Castle
- Big Fancy House
- Big Labyrinthine Building
- Bigger on the Inside: A building's interior is somehow much larger than it's exterior.
- Evil Tower of Ominousness: A bad guy's big tower.
- Hive City: A city that is basically one big building.
- Star Scraper
- Unnecessarily Large Interior
- Always a Bigger Fish
- Amphibian at Large: Giant frogs and other amphibians.
- Animals Not to Scale: Oddly-sized animals.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: The story has a giant (something) go on a rampage.
- Behemoth Battle: Two big creatures fight.
- Big Creepy-Crawlies: Giant insects.
- Big Friendly Dog: A large, amiable canine.
- Canis Major: Giant dogs.
- Colossus Climb: Climbing your way up a giant being in order to hit it in areas where it is vulnerable.
- Cute Giant: An adorable giant.
- Dire Beast: A bigger version of a normal animal.
- Eldritch Abomination: An incomprehensible, reality-defying (and likely inconhrehensibly big) entity.
- Fungus Humongous: A giant mushroom.
- Giant Animal Worship
- Giant Enemy Crab: Giant crabs.
- Giant Equals Invincible: Being gigantic means that nothing can hurt you.
- Giant Flyer
- Giant Spider
- Giant Squid
- Gigantic Adults, Tiny Babies
- The Great Serpent
- Kraken and Leviathan
- Large and in Charge: The largest member of the group is also the leader.
- Large Runt
- Make My Monster Grow: A monster is made gigantic.
- Miracle-Gro Monster
- Mega Neko: A giant cat.
- Our Giants Are Bigger: The numerous portrayals of giants in media.
- Rodents of Unusual Size: Big rodents.
- Tiny-Headed Behemoth: A huge being with a disproportionately small head.
- Towering Flower
- Big Eater: Character has a tendency to overeat.
- Dagwood Sandwich: Sandwiches stacked high with ingredients.
- Giant Food: Food that's larger than the people around it - typically due to being small or coming across the food of giants.
- Gigantic Gulp: Massive containers holding massive beverages.
- Bigger Than Jesus
- Bold Inflation
- Doorstopper: Big books.
- Epic Movie
- Epic Rocking: Long songs.
- Prolonged Video Game Sequel
- Summer Blockbuster
- Adipose Rex: An overweight king.
- Amazonian Beauty: A tall, strong and beautiful woman.
- Big Beautiful Man: An attractive, overweight man.
- Big Beautiful Woman: An attractive, overweight woman.
- The Big Guy: The size, strength, and force of the good guys.
- Big Fun: A nice, fun-loving fat guy.
- Casually Powerful Giant: A giant casually knocks away a tiny character with just a flick of a finger.
- Chubby Chaser: Finding bigger people attractive.
- Genius Bruiser: A person who is both highly intelligent and incredibly strong.
- Gentle Giant: A big person who is also very friendly.
- Giant Mook: Like an enemy you've seen before, but large.
- Giant Woman: Women who are tall in a more exaggerated sense versus the Statuesque Stunner, often rivaling buildings at minimum.
- Heroic Build: Superheroes frequently have big muscles.
- Huge Schoolgirl: An unusually tall schoolgirl.
- Muscles Are Meaningful: Having big muscles means you're very strong.
- Our Giants Are Bigger
- Statuesque Stunner: A tall attractive woman.
- Airborne Aircraft Carrier
- Base on Wheels
- Enormous Engine
- Hummer Dinger
- Humongous Mecha: A giant robot someone controls from within.
- Super Robot Genre
- Tank Goodness: Big tanks are best.
- Unnecessarily Large Vessel
- Big, Bulky Bomb
- BFG: A ginormous gun.
- BFS: A ginormous sword.
- Colony Drop: Weaponizing a large object dropped from space.
- Fuuma Shuriken
- Great Bow
- Hand Cannon: Huge pistols (and adjacent guns).
- Fixed Forward-Facing Weapon
- More Dakka: More ammo is better.
- Telescoping Staff
- Wave-Motion Gun
Other BIG STUFF
- Enormous Engagement Ring
- Everything Is Big in Texas
- Frank's 2000 Inch TV: Huge televisions.
- Giant Footprint Reveal: A huge pit turns out to be a footprint left by a big creature.
- Grand Romantic Gesture: A big event to show your love for another.
- Inflating Body Gag: A character gets inflated for comedy.
- It's Snowing Cocaine: A large amount of drugs in a scene.
- No Indoor Voice: Character tends to shout their dialogue.
- Over-the-Top Christmas Decorations: Houses that are incredibly decked-out for Christmas.
- Pinball Scoring: Adding extra zeroes to the end of your score makes for a bigger, more satisfying number.
- Planetary Relocation: Relocating entire planets and moons.
- Resized Vocals: For some reason, being shrunken or grown changes your voice as well.
- Sizable Snowflakes
- Sizeshifter: A character who can change their size.
- Treasure Is Bigger in Fiction
- Compensating for Something (a common Lampshade Hanging, because Freud Was Right)
- Evil Is Bigger (the reason many of these tropes are more common among villains)
- Square-Cube Law (Some of the above tropes are impossible in real life because of this)
This list is okay, but the King of All Cosmos wants a bigger, nicer list.