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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 or a Shout-Out to Godzilla and other Kaiju fiction.

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.


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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 
  • The Female Titan from Attack on Titan does this to a few people, including Team Mom Petra Ral. It's not in the least bit comical.
  • The hilariously Undignified Death of Gosterro in Blue Comet SPT Layzner.
  • Occurs a few instances in Cardcaptor Sakura, when the titular character daydreams of crushing her brother in revenge for calling her a monster.
  • Used to brutal effect in the final tale of Cyborg009, "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.
  • 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.
  • This happens to a poor sap towards the end of the 14th episode of Hell Girl, by way of a giant girl in a kimono.
  • Subverted in Iczer. Nagisa's little friend Sayoko gets stomped by Iczer-2's mecha, but she survives thanks to an amulet that Nagisa had given her.
  • Voltaire does this in Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS. Three Gadget Drones are shown floating around and shooting at random stuff, then squish!
  • In the first episode of Mazinkaiser SKL, the titular mecha does this to an enemy pilot.
  • The finale of the Bakeneko arc of Mononoke 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.
  • This is part of Mt. Lady's repotoire in My Hero Academia. 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).
  • Luffy of One Piece 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.
  • Happens in Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, though 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?
  • Paranoia Agent has this in episode 5.
  • Spirited Away: From the perspective of the finger-sized spirit who stole Zeniba's Golden Seal, complete with an extreme close-up of Chihiro's bare foot squashing him flat.
  • Sgt. Frog: In the episode where the cast enters a comedy contest, Keroro wants Natsumi to enter it for him to win some knockoff Gunpla. In his usual visualized fantasy he imagines the Gunpla finally being his, only to have it stomped under Natsumi's foot.
  • In Transformers Energon, Shockblast is crushed by the Megatron-controlled Unicron, and later, an enlarged Galvatron does the same to Sixshot. This was also planned to happen to Shockwave in Transformers: The Movie, but the scene got cut short.
  • Cowboy Bebop: In the episode "Pierrot le Fou", the titular villain is crushed to death when a giant robot that's part of a parade at Space Land steps on him.
  • In Jack and the Beanstalk (1974), after Madame Hecuba spends the entire movie berating her giant son, Tulip, he decides he's had enough and stomps on her. Much to his surprise (and to the surprise of the audience), he finds that she's made of clockwork!

    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, ended with a giant foot crushing the titular character. Except not really. It turns out 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 
  • In 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.
  • In Larger Problems a Potions accident turns Neville into a tyrannosaur and he steps on Bellatrix Lestrange.

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    Films — Live-Action 
  • From the wuxia fantasy, 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 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.
  • 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.
    • In 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.
  • 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 (2014) has one of the MUTOs tearing up Honolulu International Airport, causing a helicopter to crash and take out a long line of passenger jets. The explosions dissipate as Godzilla enters, showing that the MUTO is dwarfed by Big G's foot.
  • Happens to some of the roaches in the movie Twilight of the Cockroaches, 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.
  • Happens to a shrunken Kyle in the movie The Luck of the Irish, by the foot of one of the teachers. She is completely unaware of it, however; and the sequence itself was more of a Dream Sequence.
  • Ghostbusters (1984) and Ghostbusters II, with Stay-Puft and the Statue of Liberty, respectively.
  • The uncut original King Kong (1933) had a gruesome foot-stomp-and-grind of one of the islanders.
  • In the 1976 Kong remake, this is how the Jerkass oil exec Wilson meets his end.
  • Avengers: Endgame: Scott Lang goes Giant-Man during the climactic battle, and crushes Cull Obsidian like a roach while he's at it.
  • In The Empire Strikes Back Luke barely escapes getting stomped by an AT-AT after his snowspeeder is shot down at the Battle of Hoth.
  • Ultra Series

  • 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.

    Live-Action TV 
  • The Goodies. A newsreader is squashed by Kitten Kong's huge paw.
  • 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 artefact 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 Cupid in a painting by Bronzino. (Here's The Other Wiki's page of the Bronzino painting (possibly NSFW). The foot in question is at bottom left.)
  • 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.

  • Godzilla inflicts this trope on the bereaved singer's fiancée in the Arrogant Worms' "Tokyo Love Song".
  • On the back cover of Daniel Amos's album Vox Humana, a giant robot foot descends from the sky to step on the band members.

    Tabletop Games 
  • The Magic: The Gathering card Crush Underfoot.
  • Warhammer has the Orc spell "Foot of Gork", pictured above.
    • Also the spell "Gork's Warpath", which does the same thing several times. Affectionately referred to by players as "Tapdance of Gork"
      • And all monsters have Stomp or Thunderstomp (which of the two that is given depends on the monsters size).
  • 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.
  • Munchkin has Bigfoot, a large ugly foot that "stomps you flat and eats your hat" should you lose to it.

  • 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 
  • 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).
  • Bayonetta can summon Giant Stiletto Heels of Stomping in combat, though she can also make them Giant Foot of Kicking, plus 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 for her debut in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U.
  • The Game Over sequence from Manic Miner.
    • And its sequel Jet Set Willy. And its sequel has the Foot Room, which... yeah.
  • Jax of Mortal Kombat does this as a Fatality.
    • And in Mortal Kombat 9, one of Ermac's secret Fatalities involves him doing this after shrinking his opponent.
  • 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.
  • Kingdom of Loathing had a monster named Stomper Stomping that dropped a cyborg stompin' boot during Crimbo of 2007.
  • The introduction cutscene of Kojira in Destroy All Humans! has her doing this on the scientist overseeing her transformation from schoolgirl to Godzilla parody.
  • One of Ohtsuchi's supers in Arcana Heart has the Maiden calling down Ohtsuchi's giant foot to stomp down on her opponent.
  • 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.
  • In the first Naruto: Ultimate Ninja video game, Sakura has a special attack where she uses a Genjutsu to make herself giant-sized and 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.
  • 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.
  • In Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Ant-Man does this to an opponent when Hawkeye initiates his Level 3 Hyper Combo.
  • In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, one of the mini-games on the WarioWare stage involves the players dodging a giant foot stomping down on them. Of course, this is also one of the many Micro Games in the WarioWare games.
  • In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, Bayonetta is a playable character, and her Down Smash uses Wicked Weaves to summon the massive foot of Madama Butterfly to stomp her opponents. It's highly effective against airborne opponents and opponents clinging to a ledge, since it has a meteor effect.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • Crush Fetish Trilogy.
  • These are an obstacle in the fourth level of Bugdom.
  • 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.
  • In Apocalypse, War attempts to do this to Trey after going One-Winged Angel.
  • One of Metal Gear Rex's attacks in Metal Gear Solid. Obviously, this kills Snake instantly.
  • Muramasa: The Demon Blade has a portion of a boss fight against one of these. Attached to a giant demon, of course.
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • One of the many ways you can die in the rare Playstation 2 video game Mister Mosquito.
  • Kid Icarus: Uprising has an item called "Atlas's Foot", which summons a giant foot to stomp on the enemies.
  • 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.
  • Trio the Punch has a boss named Tarosunoashi (Talos's Foot), which can be defeated by letting it break through the floor.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The animation for the Minimizer spell in Vandal Hearts II features a giant reptilian foot crushing the target.
  • "Evil Stomp" is a trap line in the Deception series, dealing a high amount of damage but being very easy to avoid.
  • In Monty Python's Flying Circus, the giant Bronzino foot squashes Mr. Gumby in a cutscene when he loses a life.
  • When Divekick matches end in a draw, a giant blue foot comes down and crushes both combatants.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The final stage of Youkai Yashiki has large foot-shaped Smashing Hallway Traps of Doom.
  • 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.
  • 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!"
  • Dynomite Deluxe has "Stomped" mode, where failing to clear all the eggs in time gets you flattened by an angry mama dinosaur.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Don't Starve,'' The Rein of Giants DLC gives us Biiigfoot, a giant reptilian foot with a brain on top of it.
  • Paul Bunyan of Fate/Grand Order 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.)
  • 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 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.

    Web Animation 
  • 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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    Web Videos 

    Western Animation 
  • 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".
  • Bambi Meets Godzilla ends this way.
  • Godzilla returns to stomp a poor news anchor in Animaniacs.
  • 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.
  • In ''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.
  • 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.
  • 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.)
  • This scene from the "Unpack Your Adjectives" song/episode of Schoolhouse Rock!.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • At the end of the Adventure Time episode "Memory of a Memory", Jake does this to Marceline's ex-boyfriend Ash.
  • Done in a Couch Gag from the season five The Simpsons 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.
  • Doug: This happens to Quailman a few times, by way of a giant stone foot falling on him.
  • Futurama features one episode with a giant robot crustacean dominating New New York:
    Old Man Waterfall: You can crush me, but you'll never crush my spirit! [CRUSH] Agh, my spirit!
  • The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes! shows this in the original intro as Hank Pym becomes Giant-Man and flattens a HYDRA robot.
  • 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, 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.
  • 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.
  • The giant girl Gullivette in Episode 22 of Dofus: The Treasures of Kerubim attempts to do this to the heroes towards the end of the episode.


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Trio the Punch: Never Forget Me... ("TAROSUNOASHI")

Translator's note: "TAROSUNOASHI" is "Foot of Talos"

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