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1st May '16 10:16:49 AM Vir
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* ''WesternAnimation/SuperRobotMonkeyTeamHyperforceGo'' had an episode with a similar plot to the {{Manga/NewMazinger}} example listed above, where the team and their titular super robot were stuck on a medieval planet of giants, and the robot was mistaken for a knight errant.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SuperRobotMonkeyTeamHyperforceGo'' had an episode with a similar plot to the {{Manga/NewMazinger}} ''Manga/NewMazinger'' example listed above, where the team and their titular super robot were stuck on a medieval planet of giants, and the robot was mistaken for a knight errant.
1st May '16 10:16:01 AM Vir
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* In ''[[VideoGame/{{Skylanders}} Skylanders: Giants]]'', there are eight giant Skylanders, who canonically were also the first and in the game's backstory fought against the [[AbusivePrecursors Arkeyans]]. They're twice as tall as the Core Skylanders, both in-game and in toy form, and trade movement speed for SuperStrength (or MindOverMatter in [[GenieInABottle Ninjini]]'s case) that lets them perform impressive feats of strength. Outside of ''Giants'', they can also interact with specific objects in ''SWAP Force'' and ''Trap Team''.

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* In ''[[VideoGame/{{Skylanders}} Skylanders: Giants]]'', there are eight giant Skylanders, who canonically were also the first and in the game's backstory fought against the [[AbusivePrecursors Arkeyans]]. They're twice as tall as the Core Skylanders, both in-game and in toy form, and trade movement speed for SuperStrength (or MindOverMatter in [[GenieInABottle Ninjini]]'s case) that lets them perform impressive feats of strength. Outside of ''Giants'', they can also interact with specific objects in ''SWAP Force'' and ''Trap Team''.Force''.
15th Apr '16 7:43:33 AM Theriocephalus
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* "Webcomic/RubyNation" stars Ruby, a young woman who stands at 9' 1" thanks to AppliedPhlebotnium.

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* "Webcomic/RubyNation" ''Webcomic/RubyNation'' stars Ruby, a young woman who stands at 9' 1" thanks to AppliedPhlebotnium.AppliedPhlebotinum.
15th Apr '16 7:04:10 AM Theriocephalus
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* In Creator/GeneWolfe's The Wizard Knight series (dulogy? bilogy?) we first meet the Angrborn in the first book, The Knight, as massive men taller than trees and very destructive. It isn't until the second book, The Wizard, that it is properly explained that these are only half-breeds, and the real Angrborn are far larger. They in turn are dwarfed by their ancestors, the Giants of Winter and Old Night, who still dwell in Skai.

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* In Creator/GeneWolfe's The Wizard Knight series (dulogy? bilogy?) we first meet the Angrborn in the first book, The Knight, ''The Knight'', as massive men taller than trees and very destructive. It isn't until the second book, The Wizard, ''The Wizard'', that it is properly explained that these are only half-breeds, and the real Angrborn are far larger. They in turn are dwarfed by their ancestors, the Giants of Winter and Old Night, who still dwell in Skai.
15th Apr '16 7:02:12 AM Theriocephalus
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* In ''Literature/TsarevichPetrAndTheWizard'', they run ferries, and are terrifying to appearance, and demand your hand, or your foot, or your head, as toll.

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* In ''Literature/TsarevichPetrAndTheWizard'', they run ferries, and are terrifying to in appearance, and demand your hand, or your foot, or your head, as toll.
11th Apr '16 6:46:44 PM Piando
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* ''VideoGame/TheForceUnleashed II'' figures the only way to top the rancor from ReturnOfTheJedi is to throw in a several hundred foot tall monster that is capable of ''crushing a rancor in it's hand''. And it ''still'' manages to get beaten!

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* ''VideoGame/TheForceUnleashed II'' figures the only way to top the rancor from ReturnOfTheJedi Film/ReturnOfTheJedi is to throw in a several hundred foot tall monster that is capable of ''crushing a rancor in it's hand''. And it ''still'' manages to get beaten!
13th Mar '16 5:03:49 PM Theriocephalus
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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' has a wide variety of giants, including the stereotypically brutish Hill Giants, the shy and reclusive Stone Giants, the Norse-inspired Fire Giants (who look like gigantic evil dwarves) and Frost Giants. Storm Giants lean more toward the GentleGiant side of the archetype, plus they have innate magic.

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' has a wide variety of giants, including the stereotypically brutish Hill Giants, the shy and reclusive Stone Giants, to the Norse-inspired Fire Giants (who look like gigantic evil dwarves) and Frost Giants. Storm Giants lean more toward the GentleGiant side of the archetype, plus they have innate magic.



** In Lorwyn's BizarroUniverse, Shadowmoor, giants sleep even longer, to the extent that trees and turf start to grow on their bodies and [[ThatsNoMoon they become part of the landscape]]. They're pretty cranky when they wake up, [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever rampaging throughout the countryside]] and smashing and devouring everything and everyone they come across.

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** In Lorwyn's BizarroUniverse, DarkWorld, Shadowmoor, giants sleep even longer, to the extent that trees and turf start to grow on their bodies and [[ThatsNoMoon they become part of the landscape]]. They're pretty cranky when they wake up, [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever rampaging throughout the countryside]] and smashing and devouring everything and everyone they come across.
13th Mar '16 4:45:20 PM Theriocephalus
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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'' also features giants. Most of them are the typical nasty brutes, but a few (including the [[HalfHumanHybrid half-giant]] Hagrid, one of the major characters), are [[GentleGiant friendly]].

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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'' also features giants. Most of them are the typical nasty brutes, but a few (including the [[HalfHumanHybrid half-giant]] Hagrid, one of the major characters), characters) are [[GentleGiant friendly]].



** Another giant character is eventually introduced: Hagrid's full-giant half-brother Grawp who, at first, is violet and uncontrollable (even towards Hagrid) but over the course of a few years, becomes "civilized" enough to wear a suit and sit at a funeral and is no longer mindlessly violent. By giant standards Grawp is quite small, being only 16 foot.

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** Another giant character is eventually introduced: Hagrid's full-giant half-brother Grawp who, at first, is violet violent and uncontrollable (even towards Hagrid) but over the course of a few years, becomes "civilized" enough to wear a suit and sit at a funeral and is no longer mindlessly violent. By giant standards Grawp is quite small, being only 16 foot.
7th Mar '16 4:26:39 PM Theriocephalus
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** The idea of giants as enemies of the gods a pretty common trope in mythology, particularly the Indo-European kind. Supposedly, it's linked to a cultural memory of the conquest or displacement of palaeolithic peoples by neolithic ones, represented by the civilised gods overthrowing an earlier, primordial race more heavily associated with the elements. The exact "alignment" of the primordials differs from culture to culture, and some, such as the Norse, include primordials ranging from the LawfulGood Vanir, a tribe of nature gods, to the ChaoticEvil Fire Giants.

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** * The idea of giants as enemies of the gods a pretty common trope in mythology, particularly the Indo-European kind. Supposedly, it's linked to a cultural memory of the conquest or displacement of palaeolithic peoples by neolithic ones, represented by the civilised gods overthrowing an earlier, primordial race more heavily associated with the elements. The exact "alignment" of the primordials differs from culture to culture, and some, such as the Norse, include primordials ranging from the LawfulGood Vanir, a tribe of nature gods, to the ChaoticEvil Fire Giants.
7th Mar '16 4:26:02 PM Theriocephalus
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*** The idea of giants as enemies of the gods a pretty common trope in mythology, particularly the Indo-European kind. Supposedly, it's linked to a cultural memory of the conquest or displacement of palaeolithic peoples by neolithic ones, represented by the civilised gods overthrowing an earlier, primordial race more heavily associated with the elements. The exact "alignment" of the primordials differs from culture to culture, and some, such as the Norse, include primordials ranging from the LawfulGood Vanir, a tribe of nature gods, to the ChaoticEvil Fire Giants.

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*** ** The idea of giants as enemies of the gods a pretty common trope in mythology, particularly the Indo-European kind. Supposedly, it's linked to a cultural memory of the conquest or displacement of palaeolithic peoples by neolithic ones, represented by the civilised gods overthrowing an earlier, primordial race more heavily associated with the elements. The exact "alignment" of the primordials differs from culture to culture, and some, such as the Norse, include primordials ranging from the LawfulGood Vanir, a tribe of nature gods, to the ChaoticEvil Fire Giants.
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