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The Ultimate Sci-Fi Size Chart Shows You How The Enterprise Stacks Up Against Godzilla

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FaceOffTo tweak a quote from the late Douglas Adams, science fiction is big. Really big. When the potential span of your subject matter encompasses the entirety of space, time, and existence, it makes sense that science fiction often goes big. Giant robots. Giant starships. Giant monsters. But with all that enormity running amok across the genre, how’s a guy to keep track of precisely how big any of it is? Why, with the handy-dandy chart below, created by DeviantArtist lexinator117 and dubbed “Size Comparison of EVERYTHING.” Well, perhaps not “EVERYTHING,” but still enough things to be entertaining.

You can go see the full, ginormous image here, or you can the chart out in chunks below (via Popsci), along with our occasional commentary. You can also click each of the images below for larger versions. It’s also worth noting that Popsci’s editing seems to have left a few of the subjects trimmed out, but you can see the full-size image for where they fit in.

From smallest to largest (with a few exceptions noted), we’ve got:

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  1. Woman/Man – Pretty self-explanatory, I should think.
  2. Krogan (Mass Effect) – The badass reptilian warrior species from BioWare’s Mass Effect games. Picture a pissed-off snapping turtle, then give it biotic powers and a shotgun so massive a human couldn’t fire it without breaking their arms.
  3. Zealot (Starcraft)
  4. Elite (Halo)
  5. Warrior Bug (Starship Troopers) – These were the primary “ground troops” in Paul Verhoeven’s satirical and not-terribly-faithful adaptation of Robert Heinlein’s classic science fiction novel. (Just skip the movie and watch the surprisingly fun Roughnecks Chronicles series instead.)
  6. Brute (Halo)
  7. Berserker (Gears of War)
  8. Handyman (BioShock Infinite)
  9. Hunter (Halo)
  10. Hydralisk (Starcraft)
  11. Elephant – Never forgets.
  12. Chocobo (Final Fantasy) – I may not be a Final Fantasy expert, but that is clearly a giant chicken.
  13. King Kong (duh)
  14. T. rex
  15. Mantis (Halo)
  16. AT-ST (Star Wars) – The smaller, chicken-legged counterpart to the lumbering, four-legged AT-ATs. Best know for getting hijacked by Wookiees and taken down by small, furry teddy bears armed with sticks and rocks.
  17. Rancor (Star Wars) – Big fella, lives in Jabba’s basement. Taste for green pork.
  18. Optimus Prime (Transformers) – Huh. For some reason I wouldn’t have thought Optimus was that big. Clearly I wasn’t paying enough attention to Michael Bay’s movies. Or any attention at all, for that matter.
  19. Balrog (Lord of the Rings) – IT! SHALL! NOT! PASS!
  20. Treebeard (Lord of the Rings) – Hurm.
     
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  21. Elephant (Halo)
  22. Dragon (Skyrim)
  23. Brumak (Gears of War)
  24. Brachiosaurus
  25. AT-AT (Star Wars) – Into light bondage, if the right guy aspiring Jedi comes along.
  26. Deathwing (World of Warcraft)
  27. Ultralisk (Starcraft)
  28. Tripod (Unclear if this is from War of the Worlds or John Christopher’s Tripods books.
  29. Stay Puft Marshmallow Man (Ghostbusters)
  30. The Mayflower (the Pilgrim one, I presume)
  31. Millennium Falcon (Star Wars) – She may not look like much, but…you know the rest.
  32. Statue of Liberty (I’m citing Ghostbusters II, because why not?)
  33. Rocket and Shuttle
  34. Cloverfield monster
     
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  35. Colossal Titan (not sure what this one is from)
  36. Scarab (Halo)
  37. Titanic
  38. American Godzilla (Screw that “American” nonsense; that’s Roland Emmerich’s Godzilla, and he’s welcome to it.)
     
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  39. Godzilla (the real one)
  40. Monsters vs. Aliens probe
  41. Reaper Destroyer (Mass Effect)

Flying:

  1. Blue whale – They really should have used a humpback for the Star Trek IV connection.
  2. Normandy SR2 (Mass Effect 2) – Not the original Normandy, but the Cerberus-built upgrade (which was later retrofitted and recommissioned as an Earth alliance vessel in time for Mass Effect 3).
  3. Starship Enterprise (Star Trek: The Original Series)

Background:

  1. Sydney Opera House
  2. Great Pyramid of Giza

Comments

  1. Haus says:

    I noticed that the Enterprise isn’t from TOS, it’s the refit from the movies.

    • trevor says:

      Nope, the warp nacelles in the movies are bigger in the movies. It is from TOS.

      • Robert King says:

        looking at the warp nacelles, that ship is the refit after TOS. It’s from Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn, Star Trek III: The Search For Spock, or the Enterprise A from Star Trek IV

      • Joe Ljungdahl says:

        The Nacelles from TOS were cylindrical. Those are obviously not. That Enterprise is obviously the refit from 1-3 or the NCC-1701-A.

      • Richard says:

        You don’t even have to look at the warp nacelles. The pylons that the nacelles are mounted to run straight up and down from the engineering hull in TOS, instead of swept back like they are here, in the Constitution-class refit from the movies. Just look at an original silhouette (or watch a TOS episode where the Enterprise floats by in orbit above a planet) to see what I mean.

  2. TheJohnP says:

    And Galactus would dwarf them all

    • Tony Reese says:

      Don’t bet on it. At least in the pages of Fantastic Four I’ve read, he’s probably a tad bit taller than a Rancor.

  3. Beth Eaker says:

    Could have used Doctor Who for the Statue of Liberty. According to the episode “The Angels Take Manhattan” the Statue of Liberty is, in fact, a Weeping Angel.

    • Bean says:

      That was in a pocket of alternate reality that almost trapped all of them not the actual timeline for history.

  4. Jem says:

    I’m guessing Colossal Titan may be from Shingeki no Kyoujin.

  5. SAW says:

    And how does the Battlestar Galactica fit in here? And the Death Star? WE NEED PERSPECTIVE !

  6. Cameron says:

    I’d prefer to see SSV Normandy vs USS Enterprise or Godzilla vs Reaper Destroyer. Those would be good fights.

    • Joe Ljungdahl says:

      The Reaper would cut through Godzilla. The Enterprise would lob a volley of Photon torpedos and destroy the Normandy. Simple enough.

      • Cameron says:

        Godzilla regenerates at the cellular level and the Normandy has superior maneuverability and Reaper hacking abilities.

  7. MDS says:

    because blue whales can fly, and the millennium falcon cant!

  8. Joe Vecchio says:

    I don’t buy the Ent and Balrog being that tall.

    Here’s an older size comparison chart:

    http://www.chartgeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/spaceship-size-comparison-chart.gif

  9. Captain Apathy says:

    Blue whale from Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. And it’s not flying. It’s falling.

  10. Orcus says:

    So no Death Star I and II?

  11. ComRshepard says:

    Look reaper can destroy as enterprise instantly

  12. ComRshepard says:

    An enterprise not as typo