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The Juggernaut / Film

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Juggernauts in movies.


  • Tetsuo from the movie AKIRA gains telekinetic powers, and promptly goes on a little stroll, destroying everything in his path. This includes tanks, soldiers, bridges, buildings, and even a Kill Sat. According to this website, he has one of the most kills of any villain in a single film with 96!
  • Cars 3: Miss Fritter dominates the Crazy Eight demolition derby partly because she's a full sized school bus tearing through cars.
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  • The Iron Giant is designed as a nigh-indestructible engine of destruction. Gunfire, tank shells, getting smacked by a train, and even taking a nuke to the face aren't enough to put him down.
  • My Little Pony:
    • My Little Pony: The Movie (1986): The Smooze. Set up typical flood defenses? It just washes right over them and smothers its target. Hide behind castle walls? It goes up and over them like they don't exist. Get splashed by it? You get more negative feelings and it won't wash off by conventional means. Use the awe-inspiring Rainbow of Light that took out Tirek? Watch it get grabbed and trapped deep inside it. The only thing that really hurts it was the Flutter Pony magic, and even then the Flutter Ponies needed the Rainbow of Light to finish it off.



  • In Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, Thanos is able to beat Thor and Heimdall nearly to death without a scratch, punch out the Hulk without much difficulty, and tank just about anything that's thrown at him, without even needing the Stones. In all of Infinity War, the only thing other than Stormbreaker to so much as draw blood was Iron Man's Last Stand. In Endgame 2014 Thanos is possibly even tougher, since he can fight a dual-wielding Thor, Captain America using both his shield and Mjölnir, and Iron Man working in tandem. The only attack other than Iron Man's Badass Fingersnap to really hurt him was Scarlet Witch's Mind Stone-powered telekinesis.
  • Before Jason X, Jason Voorhees of Friday the 13th films was already a tough, but stoppable undead killer. In Jason X he is accidentally turned into a cyborg who is capable of shrugging off heavy machine gun fire, which was previously able to dismember him. A Heroic Sacrifice is required to kill him for good by sending him to be burned by atmospheric re-entry.
  • Godzilla:
    • Godzilla is unstoppable when fighting humans because he shrugs off their best shots and keeps going. Often the only thing that stands against the big guy is another powerful kaiju or mecha, but even by giant monster standards Godzilla is this trope at times. Some of Godzilla's more powerful rivals typically also display Juggernaut behavior.
    • As per usual, in Godzilla (2014), Godzilla is nearly indestructible, even surviving a nuclear blast prior to the events of the film. This is also his most heavily built incarnation to date. He's so powerful that Dr. Wates poetically makes him out to be a Physical God.
    • In the sequel, Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019), every one of the major Titans is one of its own right, except Mothra, not necessarily because she's too weak but more because she's too gentle to leave a path of unbridled destruction in her wake. Rodan is a flying version, powerful enough to accidentally crush a city flat just by flapping his wings. Ghidorah, meanwhile, is a kaiju Master of All endowed not only with the usual mainstays such as flight, unfathomable strength and tremendously powerful energy projection, but also some even stranger powers, such as the ability to create giant hurricanes around himself and a very potent Healing Factor. He even tanked a point-blank detonation of the Oxygen Destroyer, which brought even Godzilla to his knees, without so much as a scratch. Throughout the entire movie, he is outmatched exactly twice - once when Godzilla manages to catch him in the water, and then at the very end when Godzilla becomes Fire Godzilla by way of Mothra's Heroic Sacrifice. And for that first one, it's unclear whether Godzilla would even have been able to overpower Ghidorah's Healing Factor despite his clear combat superiority over the alien in his native environment.
  • Hellboy II: The Golden Army — The eponymous Golden Army. Once given an order, they can't be stopped unless that order is rescinded. Individual soldiers can be broken apart, but given that they can easily repair themselves, any such victory is quickly rendered moot. The Hero tries to stop them but, seeing that it's pointless, gives up.
  • Star Trek:
    • Both Star Trek: The Motion Picture and The Voyage Home feature unstoppable mystery probes heading straight for Earth.
    • First Contact, Nemesis, and Star Trek (2009) feature unstoppable mystery ships heading straight for Earth.
    • In fact, the "reboot" Star Trek films revolve around this trope:
      • The Narada from the aforementioned 2009 film demolishes a Starfleet task force sent to aid Vulcan and is only defeated by Spock detonating a Black Hole inside it.
      • Then first Admiral Marcus and then Khan get a hold of the Vengeance in Star Trek Into Darkness, and it deals an absolute Curb-Stomp Battle to the Enterprise, which is so thoroughly outclassed that it never gets to fire a single shot in the entire movie (short of beaming the 72 torpedoes, now re-armed, into Khan's possession and then detonating them).
      • And then in Star Trek Beyond, a massive swarm of drone ships proves completely invulnerable to conventional attack, demolishing the Enterprise in seconds and nearly reaching Starbase Yorktown before being disrupted and destroyed via The Power of Rock.
  • Star Wars: The Empire loves this trope. Star Destroyers, AT-ATs, Super Star Destroyers, Death Stars... a good half of the Empire's arsenal fits into the "Huge, Powerful, and Unstoppable" category (the other half slots nicely into We Have Reserves).
  • Any killer robot from Terminator films can fit this bill. Special mention goes to the shapeshifting ones from Terminator 2: Judgment Day and Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, which are made from liquid metal.
  • The twelfth of the eponymous Thir13en Ghosts was named the Juggernaut. A seven-foot tall serial killer, the tale of his death is like that of a modern-day Blackbeard. But death couldn't stop his madness or rage, as he increased his kill tally four times over as a ghost before his capture.
  • Thor: The Dark World: Algrim, after being transformed into Kurse, becomes completely unstoppable, even being able to curb stomp Thor. Thor's hammer Mjölnir bounces off him and he barely notices; compare to The Avengers (2012) where the hammer knocks the Hulk back and causes him pain. Ultimately, he's only taken out when Loki triggers one of the black hole grenades on his belt.
  • X-Men Film Series:
    • In X-Men: The Last Stand, the Juggernaut could only be contained in shackles designed specifically for him. The police holding him are heard warning others not to let him move, not even a little, because if he gets moving nothing will stop him.
    • In X-Men: Days of Future Past, barely anything the X-Men throw at the Future Sentinels slows them down for very long. And even if it does, they'll just adapt to it.
    • In Deadpool 2, the Juggernaut is such a terrible threat that he's been locked away in his own special cell at the start of the film. Once he is released, none of the characters in the movie want to deal with him by themselves (in fact, he's the reason why Cable and Deadpool have to stop fighting each other and team up instead), and it takes Yukio chaining up his legs, Colossus shoving an electrified wire up his ass, and Negasonic Teenage Warhead blasting him into a body of water to stop him. And even after all that, a Freeze-Frame Bonus shows him climbing out of the water shortly afterwards, maybe a little groggy but otherwise completely unfazed. Also, the Juggernaut's theme is literally titled "You Can't Stop This Mother***", which sums up the general response everyone has to the prospect of trying to fight him.


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