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Basic Trope: One character fights a larger one by climbing up them.

  • Straight: Bob climbs up a Giant so he can stab him in the eye.
  • Exaggerated: The first quarter of the film is spent crawling up the leg of a giant the size of a continent.
  • Downplayed: The giant is just a few meters taller than Bob, and Bob climbs on his shoulders to stab him in the eye.
  • Justified: The giants weak point is his eye, and Bob can only kill him by striking him there.
  • Inverted:
    • Bob lets a character crawl up his leg so that he can fight them easier.
    • Bob climbs up the Giant so he can save him by warning the Giant he's about to walk off a cliff.
  • Subverted: The Giant gets off of the mind control spell and helps Bob in his quest to fight the real Big Bad, a wizard.
  • Double Subverted: The Giant falls back into mind control and Bob has to kill him anyway.
  • Parodied:
    • The Giant is smaller than Bob, but Bob still uses mountain climbing tools in order to get to the "Giant's" eye.
    • The Giant is covered in colorful blobs like a rock-climbing gym.
  • Zig Zagged: Bob is caught in a world with complicated hyperspace geography: He's technically climbing on his own body to reach his own head and slay the "Giant", but he is unaware of this.
  • Averted: All fights are equally matched in size.
  • Enforced: "We need to show how brave Bob is"
  • Advertisement:
  • Lampshaded: "I'd ask you to shave my armpit but I can barely see your blade! Haha!"
  • Invoked: Bob is a blood knight.
  • Exploited: The giant encourages would-be hero's climb on him so he can more easily crush them.
  • Defied:
    • "I am not fighting something that many times bigger than me!"
    • The giant has electrified it's skin to prevent attacks from would-be mountain climbers.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???
  • Implied: Bob is seen climbing on something that is the same color as human skin. But, we don't know exactly what it is.
  • Deconstructed: The Giant sneezes and Bob loses his grip, falling to his death.
  • Reconstructed: Bob makes use of his grappling hook and other mountain-climbing aids.

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