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21st Jul '16 6:21:07 PM WaserWifle
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* ''VideoGame/TheBannerSaga'' has the Varl. They are a [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy proud warrior race]] standing at least twice as tall as a man, with unknown but finite lifespans lasting centuries, and horns growing from their foreheads. Crafted from clay by a dead god, they can't breed and there aren't too many left.
13th Jul '16 10:24:36 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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** While Hagrid is more civilized than full blooded giants, he has an [[NightmareFetishist over]] [[FluffyTamer fascination]] with very violent and deadly magical creatures, and has a tendency to bring students too close to harm. For example, he sees no problem with keeping the giant spider, Aragog, despite the fact that it would love nothing more than to devour the occupants of the castle, and only spares Hagrid because he raised it.

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** While Hagrid is more civilized than full blooded giants, he has an [[NightmareFetishist over]] overt]] [[FluffyTamer fascination]] with very violent and deadly magical creatures, and has a tendency to bring students too close to harm. For example, he sees no problem with keeping the giant spider, Aragog, despite the fact that it would love nothing more than to devour the occupants of the castle, and only spares Hagrid because he raised it.



* ''Literature/TheHobbit'' briefly features giants throwing rocks around in the Misty Mountains. An odd case, since they are mentioned only once ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' [[note]]Very early in ''The Fellowship of the Ring'' in a bar scene in the Shire, a giant is mentioned as being spotted.[[/note]] and never in the ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'', and there's no explanation of what they are or where they came from. Even in the Hobbit they have zero influence on the plot; the company is vaguely concerned they might get hot by an errant rock, but the huge storm raging at the same time is their main problem. For all we know, Bilbo could have just made them up [[LiteraryAgentHypothesis when he was writing the book]].

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* ''Literature/TheHobbit'' briefly features giants throwing rocks around in the Misty Mountains. An odd case, since they are mentioned only once ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' [[note]]Very early in ''The Fellowship of the Ring'' in a bar scene in the Shire, a giant is mentioned as being spotted.[[/note]] and never in the ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'', and there's no explanation of what they are or where they came from. Even in the Hobbit they have zero influence on the plot; the company is vaguely concerned they might get hot hit by an errant rock, but the huge storm raging at the same time is their main problem. For all we know, Bilbo could have just made them up [[LiteraryAgentHypothesis when he was writing the book]].book]].
** In the [[Film/TheHobbit film adaptation]], however, they're ''absolutely'' real, [[RockMonster colossal creatures of living stone]], and the centerpiece of [[AdaptationExpansion an extensive action scene]] where their battle nearly wipes out the entire party.
2nd Jul '16 8:00:11 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* ''Literature/TheHobbit'' briefly features giants throwing rocks around in the Misty Mountains. An odd case, since they are mentioned only once ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' [[note]]Very early in ''The Fellowship of the Ring'' in a bar scene in the Shire, a giant is mentioned as being spotted.[[/note]] and never in the ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'', and there's no explanation of what they are or where they came from. For all we know, Bilbo could have just made them up [[LiteraryAgentHypothesis when he was writing the book]], consid.

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* ''Literature/TheHobbit'' briefly features giants throwing rocks around in the Misty Mountains. An odd case, since they are mentioned only once ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' [[note]]Very early in ''The Fellowship of the Ring'' in a bar scene in the Shire, a giant is mentioned as being spotted.[[/note]] and never in the ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'', and there's no explanation of what they are or where they came from. Even in the Hobbit they have zero influence on the plot; the company is vaguely concerned they might get hot by an errant rock, but the huge storm raging at the same time is their main problem. For all we know, Bilbo could have just made them up [[LiteraryAgentHypothesis when he was writing the book]], consid.book]].
2nd Jul '16 7:56:08 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* Where would we be without ''Literature/TheBFG''? That is, the Big Friendly Giant of Roald Dahl fame. The other giants in the story were VERY nasty, however...

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* Where would we be without ''Literature/TheBFG''? That is, the Big Friendly Giant of Roald Dahl fame. The other giants in the story were VERY nasty, however... Also, despite the name, the titular giant is ''child sized'' compared to the others.
29th Jun '16 5:48:17 PM nombretomado
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* In AndreNorton's ''Storm Over Literature/{{Warlock}}'', Thorvald dubs a location Utgard, after a folkloric home of giants from his home planet.
* In StephenSondheim's ''Theatre/IntoTheWoods'', the giants are so big that they don't fit on stage, and when one of them steps on a human character all the lights go out... Doom, gloom, BOOM, cruunnnch...

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* In AndreNorton's Creator/AndreNorton's ''Storm Over Literature/{{Warlock}}'', Thorvald dubs a location Utgard, after a folkloric home of giants from his home planet.
* In StephenSondheim's Creator/StephenSondheim's ''Theatre/IntoTheWoods'', the giants are so big that they don't fit on stage, and when one of them steps on a human character all the lights go out... Doom, gloom, BOOM, cruunnnch...
5th Jun '16 6:22:15 PM Vir
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** The prequel, VideoGame/{{Vindictus}}, has a currently-unreleased giant character named Karok. He wields a ''[[TelephonePolearm battle pillar]]'', and can use grapple attacks on bosses.

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** The prequel, VideoGame/{{Vindictus}}, ''VideoGame/{{Vindictus}}'', has a currently-unreleased giant character named Karok. He wields a ''[[TelephonePolearm battle pillar]]'', and can use grapple attacks on bosses.
7th May '16 11:49:43 AM HelloLamppost
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** The [[TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] IcePerson hero Jack Frost was retconned into being a midget frost giant as well.

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** The [[TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] IcePerson hero Jack Frost was retconned into being a midget frost giant an undersized Frost Giant as well.
7th May '16 11:49:07 AM HelloLamppost
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** The [[TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] IcePerson hero Jack Frost was retconned into being a midget frost giant as well.
7th May '16 11:47:18 AM HelloLamppost
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* Comicbook/WonderWoman's main SilverAge writer, Robert Kanigher, seemed to like stories about giants. She encountered and fought an awful lot of different types of giants during this period.

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* Comicbook/WonderWoman's main SilverAge [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] writer, Robert Kanigher, seemed to like stories about giants. She encountered and fought an awful lot of different types of giants during this period.
7th May '16 11:46:24 AM HelloLamppost
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* Comicbook/WonderWoman's main SilverAge writer, Robert Kanigher, seemed to like stories about giants. She encountered and fought an awful lot of different types of giants during this period.
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