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[[caption-width-right:256:And you get to play all of them (sort of)]]
''Giants: Citizen Kabuto'' (hereafter called ''Giants'') is a ThirdPersonShooter video game with real-time strategy elements, released by Creator/InterplayEntertainment in 2000. It was the first game developed by Planet Moon Studios, who went on to make ''VideoGame/ArmedAndDangerous'' and the Wii rhythm-action game ''VideoGame/BattleOfTheBands''.

The cast features a group of quirky heroes and villains including:

* The Meccaryns: high-tech, [[UsefulNotes/BritishAccents cockney]], spaced-out space men.
* Sea Reapers: A race of mostly blue skinned humanoid magic users.
* Kabuto: a massive protector of the Sea Reapers who turned against them.
* Smarties: the put-upon locals who provide most of the comic relief in the game and later serve as base builders in the RTS sections.
!!This game provides examples of:
* AbusiveParents: Timmy's father is abusive to his wife and Timmy. To the point where both of them are beaten for lack of food.
* BigNo: [[spoiler:The death of Timmy. He returns as a ghost for a last bit of comic relief, though.]]
* BoldlyComing: What is Regs first reaction upon crashlanding on an alien planet and being separated from others? Why, get it on with local females!
* CuteMonsterGirl/ BizarreSexualDimorphism: Sea reaper females are blue humanoids, sea reaper males are more monstrous looking and have only one eye. [[http://www.deafgamers.com/oldreviews/oldscreens/gia4.jpg image to compare]]
* TheDumbledore: Yan. He's more then a little insane, though, and has this problems with portal exits...
* EverythingFades: Or in this case, gets eaten. A horde of small insects crawls from underground and eats the whole corpse in seconds.
* FakeOutFadeOut: [[spoiler:Transformed Delphi finally finds Kabuto and whacks him one. Kabuto falls. Roll credits! Or...not, as Kabuto gets back up ''after'' Delphi is back in her normal form. You'll have to beat Kabuto after all - but you have to do it with a ''Mecc''.]]
* HealingFactor: Delphi regenerates in water.
* HyperspaceArsenal: Baz can only carry three weapons, but one (the mortar launcher) of those can be nearly as big as him.
* GameBreakingBug: Made all the more annoying by the lack of a save feature. Many of these were fixed in later versions.
* InterspeciesRomance: Delphi and Baz
** Also Reggie and Timmy's Mum.
* {{Kaiju}}: Kabuto. Enormous, insanely powerful... And he grows ''even bigger'' and ''even more insanely powerful'' the more it eats.
* LukeIAmYourFather: Parodied with [[spoiler: Delphi and Yan. The very idea of being Yan's daughter makes Delphi hurl. Repeatedly. Then it turns out she's not his daughter after all]].
* MobileShrubbery: One of items player can use is a brush, that hides player from the AI. They will still notice a bush that moves past them and follot it, but won't shoot at it.
* MookMaker: One of Kabuto's abilities when he's big enough.
* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: Delphi is quite a foil to Sappho in both personality and appearance. The Sea Reapermen are shown to be hostile jerks for the most part and frequent in-game {{Mooks}}, but seeing as one of them serves one of the Meccs a few drinks at a bar without much fuss, they [[PunchClockVillain may just be following Sappho's orders]].
* NeutralNoLonger: Meccs are initially not interested in conflict between Smarties and Sea Reapers, only helping out in order to get what they need to leave and then to return the favor. After [[spoiler: Timmy dies]], they decide they are going to fight Sea Reapers.
* NormalFishInATinyPond: A blink-and-you'll-miss-it example, but by their standards the Meccs are just ordinary people on holiday. By the standards of the Reapers and Smarties the Meccs are a HigherTechSpecies and are each a OneManArmy to boot.
* NotQuiteFlight[=/=]SuperSpeed - The Sea Reapers' turbo ability.
* ShatteredWorld: The game takes place on The Island, [[AllThereInTheManual "a massive fragment of a long-lost planet"]].
* ASpaceMarineIsYou: Meccs.
* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''VideoGame/{{Sacrifice}}''.
* SurroundedByIdiots: Baz and later [[spoiler: Delphi]]
* TimmyInAWell: Inverted and parodied. You (as the Meccs) have to repeatedly ''follow'' Timmy down the well.
* UnexpectedGameplayChange: From a TPS to an RTS to a racing game to a giant monster simulator.
* UnexplainedAccent: Despite being a alien island floating in space there are a variety of recognisable accents
** The Meccs are British
** The sea reaper men are German
** Queen Sappho is French
** Yan, the samurai Smarties is Chinese
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: Think about it. One of the three playable factions involves a giant monster ([[CaptainObvious hence the title]]) who increases in abilities by eating resources... and OTHER UNITS! Yes, [[{{Griefer}} even the ones which are human-controlled]]!
* YouRequireMoreVespeneGas: RTS mode has two resources, Smarties and Vimp Meat. Smarties act like power, in sense that once you have them, they stay with and build your buildings. Vimp Meat is Lumber, requiring player to periodically go out and hunt down packs, then bring the meat back to base so that Smarties will continue building.