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One of the most decisive ways to deliver someone a crushing defeat (yes, we can hear you groaning) is by having an enormous foot descend from the top of the screen and squish them.

Many western uses of this are Shout Outs to the one from the animated segments of Monty Python's Flying Circus and are not meant as serious. This is because western audiences often find the idea of a giant foot coming down rather silly. In eastern works, however, this trope is less likely to be used in humor and instead takes a more horrific or badass tone, due to a giant foot that crashes through the roof being an ominous Yōkai, Kaiju or Humongous Mecha making a grand statement.

When the giant foot of doom is used to show something is badass, it's Trampled Underfoot. In many combat games it can become a Finishing Stomp. When the foot is your primary weapon it becomes a Goomba Stomp.

When the giant foot use is just plain silly or a gag for when a scene has gone on too long, it's a case of Drop the Cow. See also Giant Hands of Doom (in some cases, a character may be capable of using both).


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  • In a FedEx Super Bowl commercial, a caveman is fired from his job for not using FedEx (which doesn't exist yet) and in frustration kicks a small dinosaur out of his way. He is immediately stepped on by a giant dinosaur.

    Anime and Manga 
  • Attack on Titan: The Female Titan is shown to have an affinity towards kicking and stomping on people, including Team Mom Petra Ral who is crushed against a tree.
    • Taken well past Eleven during the final part of the story, where Eren starts the Rumbling and unleashes a massive swarm of Titans taller than mountains upon the world outside, who collectively proceed to trample-to-death 80% of humanity before Eren is stopped.
  • Cardcaptor Sakura: Occurs in a few instances when the titular character daydreams of crushing her brother in revenge for calling her a monster.
  • Cyborg 009: Used to brutal effect in the final tale, "Conclusion: God's War", courtesy of a giant rampaging Buddha. Not only does he kill Dr. Gilmore, but he follows it up by destroying 007 in the same way.
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: If you look closely at the beginning of Asuka's fight in End of Evangelion, an unfortunate JSSFD soldier gets crushed under the foot of a descending Mass Produced EVA, and the shot is framed in this way.
  • Fairy Tail: During a fight with Brandish, Lucy does this to Brandish's shrunken subordinate Marin, who had previously sealed Lucy's and Erza's magic. After squashing him, the seal over their magic is broken, allowing them to make use of their skills again.
  • Hell Girl: In the 14th episode, this is part of the punishment that Ai Enma renders upon a cocky young man, with a gigantic Ai herself doing the deed.
  • Iczer: Subverted. Nagisa's little friend Sayoko gets stomped by Iczer-2's mecha, but she survives thanks to an amulet that Nagisa had given her.
  • Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS: Voltaire does this. Three Gadget Drones are shown floating around and shooting at random stuff, then squish!
  • Mononoke: The finale of the Bakeneko arc takes place in a red void rimmed with eyes, and a giant, clawed foot appears from each end of the tunnel to try and crush the Medicine Seller between them. Fortunately, he just fulfilled the last requirement for his Super Mode, and the ensuing wall of golden talismans protect him.
  • My Hero Academia: This is part of Mt. Lady's repertoire. Notably, before she does it she needs to use a flatbed truck as a makeshift shoe, or else her foot would be torn to shreds (she's not actually wearing shoes because there's no shoe material stretchy enough to transform with her).
  • One Piece:
    • Luffy can do this via his Gear Third ability, though he's only used it in an attempt to stomp someone once, in his fight against Rob Lucci.
    • In chapter 635, Nico Robin shows off a new skill where she creates giant legs, then proceeds to stomp on her enemies.
  • Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt: Happens, although in this case it's more like Giant Lingerie-Clad Legs of Stomping. Even stranger is Panty's reaction to it.
    Panty: Mom?! Is that you?

    Comic Books 
  • Young Avengers: Big Zero of the "Young Masters" does this to a criminal while referencing Monty Python, leaving a bloody smear on the pavement.
  • Thanks to a curse, Dawn gets to do this to Amy in the first arc of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 8 comics.
  • On the last page of the first issue of Plop! Cain, Abel and Eve are standing around laughing at the misfortunes of the people in the comic when a scaly monster foot steps on them, prompting Cain to remark that you should make sure your own life isn't about to go plop! before laughing at it happening to others.
  • In the All-Star Squadron sequel series The Young All Stars, Fury sees a giant Mekanique try to do this to her "adopted aunt and uncle", Liberty Belle and Johnny Quick, in her dreams before she wakes up. In an annual story, it is revealed that Mekanique doesn't turn big...she shrinks the All-Star Squadron to doll size and attacks them inside a model of a futuristic city. Fury and her Young All-Star companions, who were spared the shrinking, stop Mekanique from achieving the "giant foot stomp".
  • Two stories of The Powerpuff Girls do this. In "Tragic Marker" (issue #45), Mojo Jojo uses a magic marker to alter things by changing their labels, so he turns a stop sign into "stomp," after which the Monty Python foot comes down on the girls. It releases the girls after Bubbles tickles it with a feather. In "The MP3" (Cartoon Network Block Party #23), the Micro-Puffs' mischief causes Blossom to grow giant size. She defeats the Micro-Puffs by trapping them under her foot.
  • Batgirl (2009): Referenced when Stephanie goes to England for a mission with Batman, Inc. She asks Squire to warn her about any impending feet in a Shout-Out to Monty Python, but Squire assures her that Knight caught the foot last week.
  • Dark Horse Monsters: In "Monster Island," the cyclops' foot unexpectedly comes down into frame and crushes the team's hovercraft.
  • Superman:
  • Transformers
    • In Spotlight: Metroplex, a tie-in to The Transformers: All Hail Megatron, the eponymous citybot defeats Sixshot by stomping on him (after smacking him to the ground first while transforming).
    • Later, in The Transformers: More than Meets the Eye, Pipes is killed by Overlord by being stomped on. It's not at all comical, but a future issue makes a grim joke about it when a flashback has another character scold Pipes with "Don't make me put my foot down".
  • One of Alan Moore's "Future Shocks" from 2000 AD features alien nomads in search of "The Chariot of the Gods". When their leader insists that they've found it, they wait for the Chariot to descend to the ground from above them... and then they all get crushed by Neil Armstrong as he makes his first step on the Moon.
  • An Avengers tie-in for Inhumanity features a little girl inflicting one of these on an alien centaur warlord who'd been threatening to kill her seconds ago (there was an accident when her neighbour suddenly developed size-altering powers).
  • Played for Laughs in What If? Vol. 2 #34 (a comedy special), when Galactus does this to Ant-Man without even really noticing (or at least feigning not noticing).

    Comic Strips 
  • Jim Davis's first comic strip, Gnorm Gnat, was said to end with a giant foot crushing the titular character. In reality, the real final Gnorm Gnat strip was Gnorm wishing viewers a merry Christmas, and Davis made up the stomping foot story because he wasn't too fond of the comic.

    Fan Works 
  • Abraxas (Hrodvitnon): In Chapter 3 of this Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) fanfiction, the Tyrannosaurus in Vivienne Graham's dream is using its feet to crush the enemy hordes.
  • Attack of the 50-Ft Half-Klingon: A giant B'Elanna Torres stomps on her philandering husband, then scraps her boot back-and-forth for good measure. As they're on the holodeck, she points out it won't kill him thanks to the safety protocols. Just hurt a lot.
  • Larger Problems: A Potions accident turns Neville into a tyrannosaur and he steps on Bellatrix Lestrange.
  • Plan 7 of 9 from Outer Space. Captain Proton contacts Admiral Nakamura in Tokyo for help in fighting the cyborg takeover, but before he can say a word the Admiral's headquarters is crushed by a gigantic, clawed foot.
    Proton: That bloody lizard again!

    Films — Animation 

    Films — Live-Action 
  • Avengers: Endgame: Scott Lang goes Giant-Man during the climactic battle, and crushes Cull Obsidian like a roach while he's at it.
  • Buddha's Palm: The main villain is called the Foot Monster, and sure enough, besides having the ability to extend his legs to execute a long-range kick, he can also enlarge his foot to stomp on his targets. This is notably how he defeats Master Du Gu, one of the heroes, by stomping him flat.
  • The Empire Strikes Back: Luke barely escapes getting stomped by an AT-AT after his snowspeeder is shot down at the Battle of Hoth.
  • Ghostbusters (1984) and Ghostbusters II, with Stay-Puft and the Statue of Liberty, respectively.
  • Godzilla:
    • Godzilla (1998) has a scene prominent in posters and trailers where the giant foot is just barely avoided by a cameraman standing in the street to film the creature. The teaser trailer starts with a museum tour guide telling visitors that the T. rex was the largest predator to ever walk the earth. Just as he's saying this, a big green foot crushes the rex skeleton.
    • Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) has King Ghidorah's foot stepping on and blowing up Mark Russell and the G-Team's Osprey while the three-headed dragon is wrestling with Godzilla, leaving the human heroes with no immediate way out of the crossfire.
  • Jurassic Park:
    • The Lost World: Jurassic Park has the mother T. rex stepping on Carter chasing the fleeing humans. The poor bastard actually ends up stuck to the beast's foot for a bit before coming off after a second step.
    • Jurassic World: Commander Hamada, the leader of the ACU team massacred by the Indominus rex, rather than being eaten or slammed into a tree with lethal force like his men, is killed by the 50-foot beast stomping on him.
    • Subverted earlier in Jurassic World. At the beginning, what looks like a predatory dinosaur's foot stomps down on the ground. Then the camera pulls back to reveal that it's actually a crow.
  • King Kong (1933): The uncut original has a gruesome foot-stomp-and-grind of one of the islanders.
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers: Merry and Pippin climb up a tree in an attempt to escape from the bloodthirsty orc Grishnákh. The "tree" turns out to be Treebeard, who effortlessly disposes of Grishnákh by crushing him under his foot.
  • The Luck of the Irish: At the beginning, the main character Kyle has a nightmare in which he's bug-sized on the auditorium stage during a cultural event. His love interest Bonnie calls for him on the mic to come on next, completely unaware that he's right next to her foot calling for her, and she ends up stepping on him by accident.
  • Oyayubihime: Happens from the shrunken Aya's perspective. Saeko discovers that Aya tried to use her computer to call for help, and catches her trying to sneak away. Aya's cries for mercy only fall on deaf ears as Saeko squishes her under her foot, before throwing her away in the trash bin.
  • The Super Inframan: Inframan vs. the Spider Monster, round 2. Inframan wins by reducing Spider Monster back to regular size, then crushes Spider Monster with his foot.
  • Twilight of the Cockroaches: Happens to some of the roaches, one of the many ways that they are killed off in the film. Obviously from their perspective, a normal-sized human's foot would be gigantic.
  • Ultra Series
  • War God have one of the giant-sized Martians trying to stomp the main heroine while she's trying to flee with her father, missing them by an inch with a shot of the Martians' gigantic foot stepping inches away from them. Also, the first of three Martians - after being defeated by Guan Yu, the Martian then shrinks from kaiju to regular size, allowing the gigantic War God to pulp the Martian underfoot.

  • A parachute instructor instructs a nervous trainee before his first jump:
    Instructor: Pull this handle to deploy your parachute.
    Trainee: What happens if that doesn't work?
    Instructor: Then do this to deploy the reserve parachute.
    Trainee: And what happens if that doesn't work?
    Instructor: [smirking] Then a big hand will come out of the sky and save you.
Come the day of the jump, the trainee tries to deploy his main chute — nothing! So he deploys the reserve — nothing! Then, to his amazement, a giant hand comes down from the sky, catches him, and places him gently on the ground. And as he walks away, a giant foot comes down from the sky and squashes him flat.
  • From the long series of nonsensical elephant jokes:
    Why to ducks have flat feet? To stamp out forest fires.
    Why do elephants have flat feet? To stamp out flaming ducks!

  • Happened to Tasslehoff, by way of Giant Chaos God in one of the Dragonlance books. He dodged it via time-travel at the last second.
  • Narrowly averted in Stephen King's The Mist, when a gargantuan creature crosses the road and nearly steps on the fleeing protagonist's SUV.
  • Done with a kind of silly Karmic Twist Ending in a short story interlude of Journey into Mystery from when it was still an anthology. A man gets fed up with people being indecisive during shoe shopping, especially during the holiday rush, so he laces all the shoes in a store with a serum that enlarges their feet so big that they can't wear any shoes. Unfortunately for him, the sudden transformation sparks a panic stampede where he ends up crushed by the now gigantic feet.
  • In the Give Yourself Goosebumps story Scream of the Evil Genie, one of the storylines involves the Jerkass Genie Jenna growing gigantic, and you have to chase after her. One bad ending has you opt to follow her on-foot instead of riding a tiger, and you end up getting stepped on when she turns around to check if you've caught up to her.

    Live-Action TV 
  • The Boys (2019): A shrinking Supe called Termite is killed by Homelander when he gets stepped on while ant-sized.
  • The Goodies. A newsreader is squashed by Kitten Kong's huge paw.
  • House of the Dragon: One of the Velaryon knights who was taken as prisoner by the Crabfeeder is relieved to see Daemon and Caraxes arriving, believing they are going to save him from being eaten alive by crabs. Except, Caraxes lands directly on top of him and flattens his torso and lower half with a massive hindpaw.
  • Kamen Rider Fourze uses one of these as a weapon. It's basically a boot that covers Fourze's leg, but when Fourze stomps, gravitation force compresses and stomps on the enemy all the while giving it the allusion that a giant boot is about to squish you like a bug.
    • Kamen Rider Wizard goes a step further—to defeat giant monsters created within a person's fractured soul, Wizard turns his dragon into a giant dragon foot and uses it as his Rider Kick.
  • Knightmare: One magical artifact brings a large boot down from the top of the screen to squash enemies flat.
  • The opening titles of Monty Python's Flying Circus, of course. The foot was taken from a depiction of Cupid in Bronzino's Venus, Cupid, Folly, and Time. The foot in question is at the bottom left.
  • The "Basketball Head" sketch on No Soap, Radio begins with a giant shoed foot falling into a hotel hallway. It turns out to be dad stepping over his son's playset. Also doubles as a Shout-Out to Monty Python's Flying Circus, which inspired the show.
  • A shoed Giant Foot of Stomping makes an appearance in the opening credits of Penn & Teller: Bullshit!.
  • Power Rangers:
  • One episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer builds up to a climax when Buffy is supposed to stop the fear demon Gachnar from manifesting. She messes up and he appears... but is only a few inches tall. Then this trope comes into effect: Buffy squashes him like a bug.
  • In Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger, the group finisher consists of the Zyuohgers jumping up and creating a wave of energy around them, and then simultaneously slashing with their Zyuoh Buster Sword Mode. The imagery that formed look like a giant elephant's foot slamming down on the target, with the swords looking like its toes.
  • The Ultra Series does this on a regular basis, showing the giant foot of kaijus stomping on cars, tanks, buildings and the like. More often than not, the kaiju's feet would nearly flatten the main Ultra's human form/host, until they decide to henshin just as said monster is right above them, knocking the monster off their feet.
    • In Ultraman 80, an Evilutionary Biologist named Nakagawa who is the series' sole human villain attempts to mutate a peaceful, puppy-sized space creature called a Myu into an obedient monster, only to spectacularly backfire when Myu, enlarging due to being force-fed a growth serum, promptly squashed Nakagawa flat with its foot.
    • The series finale of Ultraman Gaia has the Ultramen team of Gaia and Agul, their monster allies, and the humans fighting against the city-sized kaiju Baroness, the Queen of Darkness, Zogu. How big is she? Enough to step on Ultraman Agul at one point.
  • The Tripods. The protagonists escape being squished by a Tripod because they're hiding in a cleft of rocks that absorb the impact. In the first episode of Season Two however, a freeman gets killed this way when he runs near the Tripod to divert its attention from his friends.
  • The first episode of Dark Temptations on Investigation Discovery features a man with a fetish for being crushed to death, and at one point his fantasy is described and depicted as a giant Roman goddess going on a rampage in a village, crushing several men including himself beneath her sandals.


  • Godzilla (Sega): Several animations show Godzilla stomping on various objects (such as taxis and buildings), befitting the archetypal kaiju.

    Tabletop Games 
  • This is the main attack mode of BattleTech's Humongous Mecha against enemy infantry or ground vehicles in their own hex (where they can't be shot at). There are a couple of dedicated close-in defense weapons, but as those are one-shot devices that only work under highly specific circumstances — and not necessarily well even then — while nonetheless taking up valuable tonnage, most 'Mechs don't actually mount them and fall back on kicking and stomping instead, which they can basically get for free.
  • The Magic: The Gathering card "Crush Underfoot."
  • Munchkin has Bigfoot, a large ugly foot that "stomps you flat and eats your hat" should you lose to it.
  • Warhammer:
    • Nearly all monsters have "Stomp" or, if they're big enough, "Thunderstomp" attacks.
    • Pictured is the Orcs and Goblins' spell "Foot of Gork," which summons the giant spectral green foot of one of the greenskins' war deities to step on an enemy unit. "Gork's Warpath" is an improved version of the spell in which multiple units get stomped in a single turn, with the caveat that Gork might get carried away and step on some friendly units as well.

  • A Shoggoth on the Roof (a parody musical of Fiddler on the Roof based on the works of H. P. Lovecraft) ends with Cthulhu stomping most of the cast. Fortunately Herbert West is there...

    Video Games 
  • In AdventureQuest, one of the many monsters it's possible to encounter is a ginormously gigantic giant, who is only visible as a pair of feet. The feet always seem to wear a pair of Yulgarland boots, for some reason.
  • Aliens Armageddon, which contains kaiju alien xenomorphs as bosses, have plenty of them trying to stomp on your character to death, where you'll need to shoot at certain weak spots or take damage. Your commander suffers this fate after the Winged Alien Queen, the largest and strongest of the aliens, steps on him, and passes you his Grenade Launcher before he succumbs.
  • In American McGee's Alice, when a giant-sized Mad Hatter stomps on the White Rabbit, which leads to a minor Heroic BSoD for Alice. Alice also gets to do this to enemies in Alice: Madness Returns.
  • In Apocalypse, War attempts to do this to Trey after going One-Winged Angel.
  • One of Ohtsuchi's supers in Arcana Heart has the Maiden calling down Ohtsuchi's giant foot to stomp down on her opponent.
  • Banjo-Tooie has the Stomponadon (Triassic Steamroller): a giant, irritating dinosaur foot from nowhere with a habit of slamming down on your face with the speed of lightning, causing HP to 1 followed by death. The relatively easy way to cross the Stomping Plains involves turning on invincibility powers and just running through, but the really annoying part comes later when you have to go through again with each character separately (which proves that it's a very good thing that Banjo can heal himself).
  • The BattleTech tactical video game allows melee combat from 'Mechs for a series first. The common response to melee attack orders on vehicles and downed 'Mechs is for the attacker to rush up and stomp the offending party into the mud. This usually wrecks vehicles outright and severely damages them otherwise.
  • Bayonetta can summon Giant Stiletto Heels of Stomping or Kicking in combat, as well as Giant Fists of Punching. The limbs are summoned through her hair by way of making a Hell Gate and belong to the demoness Bayonetta sold her soul to, Madama Butterfly. These attacks—stomping stiletto, included—are used for her Smash attacks in her appearances in Super Smash Bros.
  • In The Binding of Isaac, both Mom and Satan's final form has this as their primary attacks. There is also a Tarot card which summons Mom's Foot, but you have to have at least one enemy in the current room for it to stomp, otherwise it will stomp you.
    • This gets a reference in Blade Strangers, where the Mom-stomping-on-someone attack is used as Isaac's super.
  • In the fourth level of Bugdom, giant feet descend from the heavens, potentially crushing the player. As you play as a bug, these "giant" feet are really normal sized human feet.
  • In Cuphead, in the final level "All Bets Are Off!", one of the boss battles is against a giant, anthropomorphic cigar, Mr. Wheezy, that is lit by King Dice with a lighter. When you beat Mr. Wheezy, however, King Dice brings down his foot on top of the cigar and stamp it out.
  • In the Cyclomaniacs series going in reverse at the start of a race results in your rider getting squashed by giant monster feet and losing time.
  • Darkstalkers:
    • One of Donovan's super is summoning a giant who'll stomp down on your opponent.
    • Anakaris also has this as a special attack (although with a floating sarcophagus in the shape of a foot), and a super where several of them come flying down.
  • Dawn of War 2 has orks' Foot of Gork ability. Unlike the page image, you don't see the foot, just an ominously shrinking crosshair and then a giant footprint the size of a tank, surrounded by damaged units picking themselves up.
  • Deadpool: Deadpool makes a dynamic entrance in an old Sentinel foot:
    Deadpool: "Hey man I heard ya liked boots! So I put my boot in this boot, so I can stomp ya while I stomp ya!"
  • "Evil Stomp" is a trap line in the Deception series, dealing a high amount of damage but being very easy to avoid.
  • The introduction cutscene of Kojira in Destroy All Humans! has her doing this on the scientist overseeing her transformation from schoolgirl to Godzilla parody.
  • The 1983 microcomputer game DinoEggs. If you didn't get a fire going quickly, the Dino Mom's foot would start slamming down and eventually squash you.
  • When Divekick matches end in a draw, a giant blue foot comes down and crushes both combatants.
  • Don't Starve, The Rein of Giants DLC gives us Biiigfoot, a giant reptilian foot with a brain on top of it.
  • Dynomite Deluxe has "Stomped" mode, where failing to clear all the eggs in time gets you flattened by an angry mama dinosaur.
  • In Eternal Champions, one of the stage Fatalities causes a huge reptilian foot to squish the opponent into a messy puddle. Considering this happens atop a skyscraper with Japanese neon letters, it's pretty clear whose foot that is...
  • Extinction have you battling the Ravenii, gigantic monstrosities the size of buildings. If you happen to be on ground level, they'll attempt to stomp you underfoot.
  • Fate/Grand Order:
    • Paul Bunyan explains her Noble Phantasm to be an attack that uses the raw power of the United States's founding myth as a concept and converts it to energy to defeat the opponent. By all appearances, it's actually just her growing to her maximum size and then stomping on the opponent. (This is generally considered a good thing, because this means its animation is about two seconds long.)
    • Hans Christian Andersen summons giant feet wearing red high heels to represent "The Red Shoes" as one of his attacks. The wearer of those shoes is his Master and fellow playable character, Kiara Sesshouin, from Fate/EXTRA CCC.
  • In Grow Cannon, one of the many things used to wake up a sleeping man is a giant foot that stomps him flat. That's far from enough.
  • The Gunstringer uses a Giant Fist of Stomping to finish off his boss battles. Aside from not being a foot, it fits the trope perfectly.
  • The "Divine Stamp" and "Super Sumo Stomp" block techniques in the Inazuma Eleven series, which both summon a giant, glowing foot to flatten the opposing player.
  • Kid Icarus: Uprising has an item called "Atlas's Foot", which summons a giant foot to stomp on the enemies.
  • Kingdom of Loathing had a monster named Stomper Stomping that dropped a cyborg stompin' boot during Crimbo of 2007.
  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park (Console) had you play a chicken-sized Compsognathus for the first set of levels. One of the levels had you traverse under a stampede of Brachiosaurus while desperately trying to avoid their feet.
  • In Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, Bowser gets subjected to this twice. First it's the Tower of Yikk and then it's Fawful's roboticized version of Peach's Castle. He gets better shortly after and much asskicking ensues.
  • In Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Ant-Man does this to an opponent when Hawkeye initiates his Level 3 Hyper Combo.
  • Mazin Saga: Mutant Fighter have two of it's bosses, Garada K-7 and Negative Mazinger, firstly appearing as their gigantic foot which they'll attempt to crush you onscreen. You avoid getting stomped into a pulp while slashing their heels, and if you damage them enough they'll then leave the area.
  • In the MechWarrior and MechAssault series, infantry can be crushed underfoot by your BattleMech (with a satisfying spray of blood in Mechassault), though Powered Armor cannot. It's possible to crush powered armor in MechWarrior Living Legends, but it's very finicky and most often happens to allies in your own hangar than actual enemies. In Mechwarrior 4, you could also crush tanks by stepping on them, though it would damage your legs in the process.
  • In the Medieval Cop series when Dregg uses his Ragnarock technique an illusionary giant rock golem briefly appears before an illusion of its foot stomps on his opponent.
  • One of Metal Gear Rex's attacks in Metal Gear Solid. Obviously, this kills Snake instantly.
  • One of the many ways you can die in the rare Playstation 2 video game Mister Mosquito.
  • One of the later hazards of Monster Hunter (PC) are deformed feet of humans, ending in stumps, periodically dropping from the air to squash the player.
  • In Monty Python's Flying Circus, the giant Bronzino foot squashes Mr. Gumby in a cutscene when he loses a life.
  • Mortal Kombat:
    • Jax has does this as a Fatality in both Mortal Kombat 3 and for his Kameo Fatality in Mortal Kombat 1, inexplicitly showing off never-before-seen Sizeshifter powers to do so.
    • In Mortal Kombat 9, one of Ermac's secret Fatalities involves him crushing his opponent after shrinking them.
    • Mortal Kombat 11 has Cetrion, who has a Fatality that involves trapping her opponent between rocks, and growing taller to then stomp on them. However, unlike the above examples, the opponent survives this, as she then grows even larger to instead off them with a beam from inner-Earth orbit.
    • D'Vorah's Arcade ending in Mortal Kombat 11 has her use the power of the Hourglass to rewrite reality to turn humanoids into tiny races while her own species are colossal titans, with all that implies. Among other things, an unfortunate human man is shown being brutally crushed under the titanic foot of one of D'Vorah's kind.
  • Muramasa: The Demon Blade has a portion of a boss fight against one of these. Attached to a giant demon, of course.
  • In the first Naruto: Ultimate Ninja video game, Sakura has a special attack where she uses a Genjutsu to cast an illusion that makes herself appear giant-sized and then proceeding to stomp on her opponent. Kakashi and Sasuke, as they can use their Sharingan ability to copy fighting styles, can also use this attack when mimicking Sakura.
  • Primal Carnage: Tyrant class dinosaurs are so large that simply walking over a human can kill them. The Acrocanthosaurus specifically has a Shockwave Stomp attack which will instantly kill any human within close proximity to it, and send ones slightly further away flying, even through walls.
  • Primal Rage II: Malyssa is the human avatar of the Animalistic Abomination Vertigo, and like Vertigo, Malyssa shrinks her opponent during her Extinction move. However, whereas Vertigo eats her shrunken opponent, Malyssa instead opts to stomp and grind them into a bloody pulp under her bare foot.
  • The Jaleco arcade game Psychic 5 had Satan's colossal foot crushing the player every time they ran out of time. Odd because Satan is portrayed in every level as not being much bigger than the player characters.
  • Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc: One of the earliest bosses, the Hoodstomper, is just this — a Bamboo Technology/Steampunk mix mecha made of two big feet who will try to stomp Rayman to death. Once the pilot is defeated, Rayman takes control of the machine and uses it to stomp incoming Hoodlum troopers.
  • In Resident Evil 5 a boss Ndesu does this to the Red Shirt Dave Johnson in a cutscene and repeatedly attempts this to Chris and Sheva during a fight.
  • A possible effect of opening the Forbidden Box in Shining in the Darkness is a large green foot stomping all your enemies flat, which is a guaranteed One-Hit Kill. If you're willing to Level Grind a bit you can get the Ogre's Flute which always has this effect when used in battle.
  • Super Smash Bros.:
    • One of the microgames on the WarioWare stage is a recreation of the below-mentioned "Sole Man", but this time as the playable Fighters having to avoid being stomped on.
    • One of the scribbles on the PictoChat 2 stage has a giant pair of boots walk through the stage, stepping on and burying any player caught beneath them. They sometimes have cleats.
    • Starting with 3DS/Wii U, Bayonetta is a playable character, and just like in her original games, she can summon the massive foot of Madama Butterfly to stomp her opponents with her Down Smash attack. It's highly effective against airborne opponents and opponents clinging to a ledge, since it has a meteor effect.
    • In Brawl and Ultimate, one of the attacks of the giant robot boss Galleom is to rear back and stomp down with a single foot. He can also jump across the stage multiple times in an attempt to crush the player, and also make himself airborne briefly, targeting the player, and then slamming down on them.
    • The end of King K. Rool's reveal trailer for Ultimate has him lying defeated as Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong celebrates. He crawls off the screen and returns as a giant that immediately stomps both Kongs into the ground.
  • In Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, many of Gold Lightan's attacks are stomps, including one where he kicks the poor soul to the wall, and stomps on and spins on their body. For the record, Gold Lightan is a giant alien robot. Ouch.
  • Trio the Punch has a boss named Tarosunoashi (Talos's Foot), which can be defeated by letting it break through the floor.
  • In Twister's ending in Twisted Metal 2, she is granted the wish to go faster than light, travels back in time, and gets stomped by a dinosaur.
  • The animation for the Minimizer spell in Vandal Hearts II features a giant reptilian foot crushing the target.
  • WarioWare:
    • WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$ introduces the "Sole Man" series of micro games, in which you control the bug-sized Fronks from being stomped on by a giant foot. The size of the foot changes with the difficulty, starting with a girl's sneaker as the smallest, then a man's shoe, and ending with an overweight woman's sandal being the largest and hardest to avoid.
    • Game & Wario: The "Sole Man" game is given an overhaul, which while it retains the girl stomping at a Fronk, it also adds in Wario-Man having to avoid being crushed by a dinosaur, and—in a bizarre twist—a Goomba-suited boy who actually must try to get stomped on by Mario.
  • The final stage of Youkai Yashiki has large foot-shaped Smashing Hallway Traps of Doom.

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  • Mr. Big Shoe in The Demented Cartoon Movie.
  • One of the "" shorts has to do with an Ewok, and is culminated by an Imperial AT-ST appearing out of nowhere and stomping the critter, grinding it into the ground for good measure.

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    Western Animation 
  • At the end of the Adventure Time episode "Memory of a Memory", Jake does this to Marceline's ex-boyfriend Ash.
  • Godzilla returns to stomp a poor news anchor in Animaniacs.
  • The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes shows this in the original intro as Hank Pym becomes Giant-Man and flattens a HYDRA robot.
  • During an episode of Batman: The Brave and the Bold titled "Powerless!", Captain Atom comes up with several scenarios in which Batman is defeated easily. One of them involve him confronting a rampaging Giganta, who simply stomps on him.
  • In the Darkwing Duck episode “Getting Antsy”, Gosalyn was unawarely about to step on a shrunken Darkwing. Darkwing tried to flee but Gosalyn steps on his cape.
  • The giant girl Gullivette in Episode 22 of Dofus: Kerub's Bazaar attempts to do this to the heroes towards the end of the episode.
  • Doug: This happens to Quailman a few times, by way of a giant stone foot falling on him.
  • Futurama:
    • At the end of "A Head in the Polls" has the newly-[re]elected President Nixon reveal his gigantic robotic body, which nonchalantly steps on his assistant while onstage.
    • In "Anthology of Interest I", the first segment features a giant Bender who stomps on multiple soldiers—including Zapp Brannigan and Kiff—after they injure Fry when the latter tried to stop them from attacking the robot.
    • In "Benderama", the Planet Express headquarters is overrun by thousands of tiny clones of Bender, which the crew has to exterminate before the Benders get even smaller and threaten the planet. During the following extermination montage, one of these tiny Benders is stomped flat underneath Leela's boot and then peeled off.
  • Generator Rex: Rex's Punk Busters, where he uses his nanites to create giant mechanical boots for himself with the function of jumping long distances In a Single Bound, kicking really hard, and crushing foes underfoot.
  • Parodied twice in The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy with Mandy. The first was the "Crushed" title card, and the second in the intro to the Christmas Special after Mandy says "Bah-humbug".
  • In episode 12 of Harley Quinn's first season, the Queen of Fables sends Harley's crew up the beanstalk from Jack and the Beanstalk, with the intention of having the giant in the clouds kill them. During the fight, the giant stomps on Clayface, but due to his physiology, he easily survives albeit left a flat mess on the bottom of the giant's shoe.
  • The intro of The Incredible Hulk segments included in the old The Marvel Super Heroes cartoons included a shot of a giant Hulk foot stomping on artillery.
  • An episode of Jackie Chan Adventures has a 50-foot tall Jade do this to the attacking Dark Hand thugs. However, since they're under the influence of Dao-Long Wong's magic they only disappear when smashed. Even Valmont is savvy enough to see their impending doom when the Dark Hand starts attacking the 50-foot tall girl.
  • In Justice League, Giganta does this to Superman, once taking rather obvious evil relish in grinding the heel of her shoe into him. The third time she tries this, it's subverted as her foot comes down but Superman hasn't been beat up as much and just flips her over.
  • Season 4 of Miraculous Ladybug introduces the villainness known as "Sole Crusher", whose ability allows her to absorb people through her boots, which makes her stronger and also makes her grow bigger the more people she absorbs. Initially starting out by kicking people, once she's grown big enough, she simply starts stepping on people.
  • When Glomp and Hoogi perform a Fusion Dance to catch the Scorpi + Glurt Murp in the Mixels episode Murp Romp, they get smashed by a giant foot à la Monty Python's Flying Circus. Something similar happens when Burnard and Meltus try to combine combine the first time to free Flamzer from a Forest Freeze in the first segment of "Mixels Moon Madness", though it goes horribly wrong and results in a Murp.
  • In Phineas and Ferb, Dr. Doofenshmirtz invents the "Giant Carbon Footprint" — a giant foot made out of an ungodly amount of carbon paper.
  • In an episode of The Powerpuff Girls (1998), the girls are shrunk down to battle a rain of nano-bots that has started eating the city. The remaining bots then combine into a giant mono-bot and gain the upper hand. But since the "giant" mono-bot is only three inches high, Professor Utonium steps on it.
  • About halfway through the Schoolhouse Rock! song/episode "Unpack Your Adjectives", we see a very tall, lanky girl with a short, chubby boy. The boy starts laughing at her, so much so that he's completely unaware that she is growing even taller—enough so that only her legs are visible by the end of it—all the while he is also shrinking. By the time he realizes what's going on, it's too late as the girl quickly stomps him flat. See it here.
  • The Simpsons:
    • Done in a Couch Gag from the season five episode "Homer Goes to College."
    • During an Itchy and Scratchy segment the end of another episode, Itchy—after failing to catch a speeding Scratchy—prays in front of a church he passes. Then God stomps Scratchy and sends him to Hell.
  • Steven Universe:
    • When Steven finally faces off against Blue and Yellow Diamond, this is absolutely not played for laughs. When Yellow Diamond catches sight of him, she barrels forward and stomps him into the sand as hard as she can. Even with his shield, Steven is knocked unconscious by the blow.
    • A later episode has him saving the other Gems, only for the foot of the combined Diamond ships to step on him and the other Crystal Gems. But it didn't hurt them, because it was stopped by Sunstone, Steven's fusion with Garnet.
  • Teen Titans:
    • In an episode featuring the outrageously British, psychedelic villain Mad Mod, this character uses mass hypnosis to convince the city that the American Revolution never happened and that they are all under British rule, proclaiming himself "King Moddy I". The episode is full of homages to British pop culture, and at the end of a small montage set to a Not!Beatles song, the Titans are crushed by the Monty Python foot.
    • Also, Cyborg tries to crush Bumblebee in one episode this way before realizing they're on the same side. (Of course, Cyborg isn't giant; Bumblebee's powers make her the size of a regular bee.)


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Ash Gets Hungies at 8 o'clock

Ash tells Marceline that it's his dinnertime, and that she needs to get back in the kitchen and make him a turkey, tomato, and pickle sandwich. In response, Marceline kicks him in the boingloings, with Finn following suit in beating him up, ending in Jake's giant foot stomping on Ash.

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