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Now that's a lot of woman.

"But if it were me,
I'd really wanna be
A giant woman,
A giant woman!

All I wanna do
Is see you turn into
A giant woman."
Steven Universe, "Giant Woman", Steven Universe

So you want to have a monster in your movie? Great! But what kind of monster? A giant bug? Too gross. A huge lizard? It's been done, a lot. You could go with the tried and true human giant, but how can you make it different? I know, make it a woman!

One variant of Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever and Our Giants Are Bigger is to take a human giant and make them female. This tends to throw twists into the usual trope by having the giant woman as a Ms. Fanservice, Cute Giant or Cute Monster Girl. Because of her attractive qualities it's not uncommon to have some people more thrilled than terrified of her presence, which usually ends very badly for said onlookers. If the giant female goes on a rampage it is often played for laughs or Fanservice more often than other examples of giant rampaging behemoths. One can also often expect a shout out to the iconic Attack of the 50-Foot Woman poster to pop up in some fashion.


When this becomes a sexual Fetish it is known as Macrophilia.

Compare Statuesque Stunner, which these giant women are by default.


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  • A commercial for Puma footwear had a commercial that featured a giant woman attacking a city and eating a guy before being romanced by a soccer player and ceasing her rampage.
  • Katy Perry starred in a makeup commercial as a giantess stomping around a city and snatching up a dumbfounded guy. This was to advertise how the mascara made lashes gigantic.
  • The "Don't Flinch" campaign for Lee's Dungarees features model Natalie Adarvez as a "90-ft Babe", causing destruction and panic as she wanders the streets of a city before giving her number to some guy in a high-rise who, wearing Dungarees, doesn't flinch.
  • A promo for Sci Fi Channel (now Syfy) had Sable in a spoof of Attack of the 50-Foot Woman, with color commentary on her rampage.

    Anime and Manga 
  • In Attack on Titan, the humans discover a unique female titan among all the generic male-looking titans, far more agile and intelligent than them. It is eventually revealed to be a traitorous and transformed human, their once thought ally Annie Leonhart.
  • In the Hell Girl episode "The Street Corner of Bitterness", the victim's torment involves a giant-sized Ai Enma chasing after him, ultimately crushing him.
  • In the last episode of Jungle de Ikou!, Mii grows into a giantess in order to fight Ongo. Complete with Breast Expansion and loads of Fanservice. Well, more than usual at least.
  • My Hero Academia has a giant woman superhero named Mt. Lady.
  • One Piece:
    • Princess Shirahoshi is one gigantic mermaid, far larger than the Ryuugu Kingdom merfolk or even her big brothers. She's the only one retaining the gigantic size of her father, Neptune. (One wonders how her mother even managed to give birth to her as she was already 4-5 times her mother's size when she was still a baby.note ) She's also very pretty (it's often said the seat of World's Most Beautiful Woman is shared between Boa Hancock and her) and surprisingly delicate in personality for her size. She's still a Person of Mass Destruction, but rather than being because of her size it's because of her ability to command the awesome power of the Sea Kings as the current incarnation of Poseidon.
    • Aphelandra of the Kuja Pirates. While the others, being Amazons, are taller than average, she is at least twice as tall as them.
    • The anime series has Lily Enstomach, who, due to eating the Mini-Mini Fruit, now stands only a few centimeters tall. However, she still retains her giant strength and is able to regain her full height, which is higher than the masts of the Straw Hat's ship.
  • Onideka is centered around the gigantic Kiryuin Hanao as she battles fellow giantesses that all pose the threat of world destruction.
  • Mana Eimiya, the title character from Super Dreadnought Girl 4946. The 4946 is her height in centimeters (about 162 feet).
  • The Seven Deadly Sins has a giant woman as a heroine, Diane the Serpent Sin of Envy. She is also very powerful in terms of controlling the earth around her.
  • In Macross, female Zentradi (also known as Meltrandi) are this trope combined with Human Aliens, though they can use technology to shrink themselves down to human size. Milia Fallyna Jenius from Super Dimension Fortress Macross and Klan Klang from Macross Frontier are probably the two best known from the franchise.
  • The Big card in Cardcaptor Sakura has turned Sakura gigantic.
  • The main female character of the aptly titled Gigant after a dying half naked old man from the future stuck a weird device on her wrist which allows her to increase her size.
  • Edens Zero has the mysterious entity known as "Mother", a beautiful blue-skined woman who is said to be larger than any of the planets in the Sakura Cosmos. She apparently spends her time reclining on a throne of planetoids somewhere in uncharted space, and is worshipped as a space goddess by adventurers.

    Asian Animation 
  • Happy Heroes: Well, more like "Giant Girl" than anything in this case, but you get the idea. In episode 50, Big M. manages to control Sweet S. with his Black Jewel, causing her to grow in size and wreak havoc upon the city.

    Comic Books 
  • During Season Eight of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dawn grows to giant size, and stays that way for a while. Interestingly enough, she is not as proportionally strong as she is tall.
  • In the Doctor Who (Titan) Twelfth Doctor story "The Swords of Kali", the titular alien superbeing (who impersonates the Hindu goddess on Earth) possesses Clara Oswald and turns her into its new physical host, giving her two extra arms and blue skin along with a size upgrade. She admits being a giantess was kind of cool when it's all over and she's returned to normal.
  • Garganta and Tara Fremont from Femforce.
  • Marvel Adventures has Giant-Girl, aka Janet van Dyne, whose size-changing powers allow her to grow up to 120 feet in height. She cannot however maintain a size of over 60 feet without proper concentration.
    • Janet's mainstream counterpart, The Wasp, also has the ability to grow to giant size, but prefers to use her size-changing powers for shrinking. There is also Cassie Lang.
  • Giganta, one of Wonder Woman's regular enemies, is a woman with the ability to change size, which she often uses to turn into a giantess.
  • Ms. Marvel (2014), Kamala Khan, has various shape- and size-shifting abilities, and prefers embiggening herself when it's combat time. Unlike other examples, this appears in conjunction with Noodle People proportions - either a limitation of her power or simply reflecting a lack of experience.

    Fan Works 
  • The Star Trek: Voyager fanfic Attack of the 50-Ft Half-Klingon has an oversized B'Elanna Torres appearing in the Captain Proton holodeck program to wreak revenge on a philandering Tom Paris.
  • Jaredthefox92's Sonic fan series, Dimensional Wars and Flawed Deities, both have an entire cast of size-changing superheroes and villains, many of whom are female and utilize this power for either evil or good. However, being essentially gigantic monsters that demolish everything in their path, many females that fall under this category are antagonists. Characters like Dr. Ophelia Daniel, Lilith the demon and Scylla Bradanksa use this power for their own selfish ends with little regard about who gets destroyed, but heroines, like Helga the Jotunn, cause as little collateral damage as possible.
  • Sailor Moon fan manga GS 130 and its sequel, GS 260, have Mimete and Rini who took the potion that Mimete made.

    Film — Animated 
  • In a scene of Alice in Wonderland, Alice eats a candy from a bowl in the rabbit's house and grows huge to the point where her head and limbs are sticking out of the little house. In another scene, she eats the piece of a mushroom and grows tall as the trees.
  • Ginormica is the protagonist of Monsters vs. Aliens, and a deliberate Expy of the 50-foot Woman. She was originally a human woman named Susan Murphy, who grew to giant size and strength after exposure to Imported Alien Phlebotinum.
  • A soldier falls asleep on a boat in Waltz with Bashir and dreams that one comes aboard, swims off with him and takes his virginity.

    Film — Live-Action 
  • One of the most iconic examples is Attack of the 50-Foot Woman, where a woman named Nancy Archer becomes a giantess after contact with an alien. She seeks revenge on her philandering husband.
  • Dude, Where's My Car?: As the silliness of two idiots looking for their car descends into a plot involving aliens and a mysterious device, the climax of the film has the leather-clad female aliens combine to form one giant, hot alien chick in a miniskirt. Cue many, many a gratuitous Panty Shot. The film even provides an example of onlookers being more interested in ogling her than getting to safety in the form of the movie's Jerk Jock. The giant woman eats him without a second thought.
  • Gulliver's Travels (2010):
    • When Gulliver ends up in Brobdingnag, he gets captured by a giant girl who uses him as a toy.
    • Another example: Gulliver's Love Interest Darcy, who follows him to Lilliput, is a giantess compared to the Lilliputians. Despite this, she's pretty much a Neutral Female who doesn't use her size to help Gulliver fight the villain.
  • Madame Maxime in the Harry Potter films is a half-giant and as such much taller than a normal human. Unlike her book counterpart though, she's not very attractive.
  • In one scene from Beyond Sleep, Alfred has a dream in which he's climbing a mountain and digs where he hears running water, only for the mountain to sit up and reveal itself to be a giant, slumbering nude woman who's stomach he was picking at. Alfred waves hello to her and she swats him without a second though, waking him up.
  • Brumhilda and the other giantesses in Ella Enchanted.
  • When Mrs Which first appears in the 2018 A Wrinkle In Time movie, she's about the size of a house. She shrinks to human size later on though.

  • In Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift, Gulliver finds himself in Brobdingnag, a land peopled by giants. There he meets a giant girl, who keeps him in a doll house, as well as the Queen of Brobdingnag and her handmaidens who, um, have fun with him.
  • Harry Potter:
    • Rubeus Hagrid is the son of the giantess Fridwulfa and a regular-sized wizard. Not much is known about her, except that she abandoned Hagrid when he was three, and then had a second child named Grawp, this time with another giant.
    • Downplayed with Madame Maxime, who's implied to be a half-giant just like Hagrid. She's very tall, but nowhere near monstrous (between 9 and 12 feet tall at most). She's described as being a handsome woman who dressed in satin and opals and moved elegantly and gracefully and being Hagrid's height ("[Harry] doubted whether there was an inch difference in their heights".)
  • Fifty Feet of Trouble has Pilar O'Heaven a literal 50 foot woman and pinup.
  • Swynmoor has Topaz growing to an immense size due to enchanted pickles, and wreaking havoc on Reynaud's military camp, earning the respect of him and his army.

    Live Action TV 

    Music Videos 
  • The idea of a giantess seems to be a popular one for music videos, often as a source of fetish and Fanservice. Often times these giant women seem to have it out for the musicians in the video since the women usually wind up eating them.
  • Los Retrovisores' music video for Me Olvide Ti featured a beautiful woman turning into a giantess and stomping around a city. When she finds the band inside an apartment she reaches inside, grabs the lead singer (who the video implies might've been her boyfriend), and eats him alive.
  • The video for Kylie Minogue's "Giving You Up" has Kylie as a 15-foot tall giantess roaming London's night scene. Male bystanders seem more enthralled than frightened. Thankfully Kylie doesn't seem to want a snack.
  • Lit's "Miserable" has the band playing for (and occasionally on) a giant Pamela Anderson (as her V.I.P. character Val; the video premiered at the end of one episode). In the end she - surprise, surprise - eats them one by one.
    • This music video actually became very popular and is often times better remembered than the song itself. The video might've been partially responsible for the popularity of the "sexy giantess eats the band" trope since when the video first aired it got a lot of people talking.
    • The band's original idea for the video was just going to be them performing the song in a concert arena. Then the producers (who, interestingly enough, were both women) brought in their treatment for the video, which had the band performing on a giant woman in a bikini, and that she would eat them at the end. The members of Lit thought it sounded a little cheesy at first, but decided it could work and they would gladly do it if they got Pamela Anderson to play the giant woman (they were guest staring on V.I.P. with her at the time and enjoyed working with her). Upon being pitched the video Pam signed on immediately and the video wound up being a huge hit and arguably the thing the band is most famous for.
  • The video for "Maneater" by Eric Zayne has a giantess thrashing Los Angeles while going after Zayne. Despite the title, she is never seen eating anyone.
  • The video for Neil Finn's "She Will Have Her Way" is a spoof of Attack of the 50-Foot Woman, featuring clips from the movie as well as the lesser-known The 30-foot Bride of Candy Rock.
  • The Music Video called Lucie[1] by the band Panic Features the Singers interacting with and singing to a Giant woman who ultimately eats one of them.


    Video Games 
  • Alice: Madness Returns includes a segment during which Alice grows into a giant by eating some cake, prompting her to go on a destructive rampage.
  • In Granblue Fantasy, this applies to female humanoid Primal Beasts, who are sometimes depicted to appear as large as the Grancypher. Though the playable ones can shrink into normal skyfarer sizes.
  • Cala Maria from Cuphead is a gigantic mermaid , who later turns into a gorgon. Probably inspired by Eliza from Parodius below. Curiously, she only appears to be about Cuphead and Mugman's height in the game's epilogue.
  • Corruption of Champions has quite a few big women, some like Minverva (8'5") and the Sand Mother (8'6") straddle this and Statuesque Stunner. Izumi the Oni (9'0") and the Corrupted Driders (10') are on the smaller side of this trope, while Venus the turtle-girl truly deserves being a called a giant woman as she's big enough to hold the Player Character in her hands. Shouldra, a ghost you can befriend, has spells that can backfire and make the people she possesses much, much bigger, almost as big as Venus. Finally, the player character can grow up to 10 feet tall, making them a small giant/giantess, but this is largely ignored.
    • Vala, a Faerie, is this compared to her much smaller compatriots as she was forced to grow to 4 feet by a toxin demons forced her to drink, the same that grew Venus. And then she becomes this to the Player Charactersort of  when Shouldra's spell misfires. Again.The other time? 
  • The Daibijin on PS2, also known as Demolition Girl in Europe, is a game in which you must pilot a helicopter in order to stop a bikini-clad girl that has been turned into a giant by aliens.
  • Great Fairies from The Legend of Zelda tend to be pretty big, usually doubling the hero Link in size at their smallest. In The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, they're featured at their largest, with Link looking like a doll when he's next to them.
  • Parodius is in love with this trope:
    • Chichibinta Rika is a gigantic showgirl that appears in Parodius Da!, Gokujō Parodius, and Jikkyō Oshaberi Parodius. She cannot be defeated ; the player can only avoid her attacks until she leaves. In Gokujō, she is so big that she can't even fit on the screen.
    • Parodius Da! also features a giant woman in a bed sheet named Honey as a boss.
    • Gokujō Parodius second boss is the giant mermaid Eliza (who also appears in Otomedius).
    • Jikkyō Oshaberi Parodius is the only game since the original not to feature Hikaru and Akane as playable characters. This is because they actually serve as bosses in that game, although under the name "Enormous Hikaru and Akane". Take a guess why.
    • Sexy Parodius featured Medusa, who was so huge only her head could fit on the screen, Tanuko the Tanuki, who can sometimes take the form of a beautiful giant girl, and Yuko, a giant woman whose appearance was inspired by The Birth of Venus. However, the most blatant example was Kaori, the "final boss" of the game: an absolutely titanic, completely naked woman, covered only by a bed sheet, huge enough to completely crush the main villain of the game under her butt by accident.
  • Pokémon Black 2 and White 2: One of the film series' is called "Giant Woman", and involves the eponymous woman turning into a towering giant after getting trapped in a strange Poké Ball. She ends up causing destruction everywhere she goes, and the protagonist has to keep her calm.
  • Shadowverse has Gunnlod, based on the jotunn of Norse myth. Also a Yandere.
  • Shantae: Half-Genie Hero has Giga Mermaid who is giant-sized, in contrast to the other mermaids which are the same size as humans.
  • Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves sees Inspector Carmelita Fox temporarily becoming one of these in the Australia chapter due to shenanigans involving an evil mask and some tranquilizer darts.
  • While it's technically not a real woman, Alice Margatroid uses a humongous doll in Touhou Hisoutensoku known as the "Goliath Doll" that looks the part. For bonus coolness, it also dual-wields rapiers, each easily twice the length of a person.

    Web Comics 
  • Girl Genius: Queen Albia is a Sizeshifter but when Agatha and Zeetha are brought to greet her, she's busy pruning the top of a rather tall fir tree. It's quickly revealed she can "compress" herself down to human size. Which, if either, is her default height is unknown.
    • Gritha is a Giant woman capable of holding Gil in the palm of her hand who works on Castle Wulfenbach. Her "lab-sister" Susa is at the other extreme at around a foot tall, their creator Dr. Quintus Varangius was obsessed with size.
  • In El Goonish Shive, there have been a few sketchbook strips featuring characters as this, namely Susan twice, and Rhoda.
  • In Unit-M, the team faces off against a pair of twin sisters that have created a duplicate of themselves that’s the size of a mountain.

    Western Animation 
  • In Archie's Weird Mysteries, Veronica gets hit with a size ray that causes her to grow into a 50-foot tall woman.
  • In the Dexter's Laboratory short "The Big Sister", Dee Dee becomes a giant, yet she is able to strip Dexter to his underwear as if he were a doll.
  • Futurama has Amazonian women who are all giant women with a deep hatred for men. Although they are dressed accordingly, there is also some Fan Disservice with their "death by snu snu" for men...and the results aren't pretty.
  • The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy had the episode "The Incredible Shrinking Mandy", which is about... the very opposite. After getting cursed by Billy, Mandy grows into a destructive giant, and eventually keeps growing until she outgrows the entire universe.
  • The Misfits from Jem have a song called "I Am A Giant". It is an "I Am" Song about Pizzazz's self-confidence and ego. In the music video to it, Pizzazz turns into a giant woman and parodies King Kong.
  • Happens in The Magic School Bus whenever the class gets miniaturized and come across female characters at that size. Sometimes even going inside her body.
  • On Phineas and Ferb, Candace uses a growth potion the boys made in order to grow an extra two inches; it makes her gigantic instead. The episode was aptly called "Attack of the 50-Foot Sister".
  • Steven Universe:
    • Discussed in "Giant Women", when Steven learns about Gem Fusion and desperately wants to see Pearl and Amethyst form into Opal. He even sings a song about how he wants to see a giant woman.
    • Every Fusion is a giant woman, though Garnet, Rose, and Jasper are pretty big by themselves, with Rose and Jasper towering over the rest of the cast. In the Season One finale, however, it's revealed that Garnet is a Fusion of two Gems who are around Steven's height. It's established early on that the more Gems involved with the Fusion, the larger the product. Alexandrite, who is a Fusion of all of the Crystal Gems, is the size of a small Kaiju, and possesses six arms, two mouths, and the powers of all the Gems involved.
    • Later on, the show introduces the Diamonds, who are easily about as tall as Alexandrite, if not taller. Even the relative 'dwarf' of the Diamonds, Pink, stands roughly 12 feet tall and towers over the human-sized Pearl.
  • Challenge of the Superfriends has Giganta, an Evil Redhead who gained growth power similar to that of Apache Chief by stealing his powder.
    • From a later episode, appropriately named "The Fifty Foot Woman", Dr. Amy Zahn drinks a potion she invented and becomes Exactly What It Says on the Tin, who battles Batman, Robin and Wonder Woman.
  • An updated version of Giganta also appears in Justice League. In this version, she is a Gorilla City native who Grodd somehow made human and gave growth powers.
  • Totally Spies! has an episode in which Mandy and Clover are enlarged by the Villain of the Week. There's even a shout out to Attack of the 50-Foot Woman when Mandy straddles a freeway overpass.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987); Irma is accidentally enlarged to giant size by a device invented by Krang. Reality Ensues quickly, as her size causes her to get hungry very fast; the Turtles are able to deliver the cure by filling a cement mixer with ice cream and placing the pill inside it.
  • Played for Laughs in a Uncle Grandpa short. All you see of the woman is her legs and a portion of her skirt, so at first it seems that Uncle G is just small. That is until the next scene it shows that she's huge as she smashes through the front of her house when she leaves with her husband. When she returns she slams through the roof to get her legs to the main room.
  • In the Monsters vs. Aliens series, Susan Murphy/Ginormica is reduced to normal size in the first episode. By the end, she gains the ability to return to giant size at will. Presumably this was to allow the character to interact more readily with others.


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