It’s hard to imagine just how large something is in a fictional universe until it’s been compared to a reference; either one from reality, or another fictional universe. And we know this, undoubtedly, because size comparison videos of fictional ships are all the rage on YouTube now. Including this new one comparing fictional watercraft from YouTuber, MetaBallStudios (or MBS).
The video, which MBS recently posted to his channel, compares the sizes of dozens of fictional ships from pop culture. Everything from the shrunken Proteus from the ’66 film, Fantastic Voyage to The Maw from the video game, Little Nightmares, floats shoulder to shoulder in the video.
It’s obviously difficult to say which particular size comparison is most enlightening. But there are a few leaps that can’t help but provide a new sense of sci-fi ship scale. Seeing all the ships from The Chronicles of Narnia, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea not make a dent in the Titanic, for example, shows how truly massive the real-life ship was.
The comparison only continues to blow minds, however, when the Titanic quickly pales in comparison to the likes of the Nautilus from League of Extraordinary Gentlemen to, ultimately, the Pravda vessel from Girls und Panzer. (For those unfamiliar, Girls und Panzer is a Japanese anime franchise depicting high school girls who are into tank warfare.)
For those now in the mood for more size comparisons, both from real life and from fiction, MBS has a ton of other great videos. His video comparing the sizes of ships in Star Wars is a real treat. And you’ll never think of your city the same way after seeing it compared to a bunch of bigger ones; or gigantic, city sized vessels from popular anime, of course.
Feature image: MetaBallStudios