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* Not even close, bucko. Talk about your PoisonOakEpilepticTrees...

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* Not even close, bucko. Talk about your PoisonOakEpilepticTrees...
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Because someone had to make an AT4W reference, so why not me?

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Because someone had to make an AT4W [=AT4W=] reference, so why not me?


Aliens build them and look at prospective worlds and species who are on the cusp of technological advances of space travel. They pre-emptively send these giants as a test of the species nature. Warlike aggressive species attack the giant and are wiped out or atleast sent back a few era's by its destructive capacity and get to try again in the far future. Peaceful ones do not attack it and are welcome members to the empires of the stars. The aggressive ones get weeded out and don't cause massive galactic wars in the future.

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Aliens build them and look at prospective worlds and species who are on the cusp of technological advances of space travel. They pre-emptively send these giants as a test of the species nature. Warlike aggressive species attack the giant and are wiped out or atleast sent back a few era's by its destructive capacity and get to try again in the far future. Peaceful ones do not attack it and are welcome members to the empires of the stars. The aggressive ones get weeded out and don't cause massive galactic wars in the future.
future. Judging by humanity's reaction to him, it seems unlikely that humanity passed the test.


The newly animated Nightmare sequence has some stuff that would not be consistent if the Giant was simply sent as a destroyer; Only a single planet was shown to be destroyed, rather than several, which implied that the Giant only did this once. It's also shown that to destroy a planet, a whole army of Giants were present but only he showed up to Earth. There's no reason to assume that Earth would require any less troops (much less only one member of an entire army) to take out than the last one, so the Giant's appearance must be by accident.

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The newly animated Nightmare sequence has some stuff that would not be consistent if the Giant was simply sent as a destroyer; Only a single planet was shown to be destroyed, rather than several, which implied that the Giant only did this once. It's also shown that to destroy a planet, a whole army of Giants were present but only he showed up to Earth. There's no reason to assume that Earth would require any less troops (much less only one member of an entire army) to take out than the last one, so the Giant's appearance must be by accident.accident.

[[WMG: The Iron Giant is from the future.]]
In the year 3000 The Cold war was still raging and The Soviet Union was still in power. The American race build the Iron Giants to change the outcome of the war against The Soviet Communists, but the war erupted into an apocalypses that destroys the planet. But 1 American might halved send one of the giants to travel back in time in order to prevent this from happening by sending him to 1000 years before the apocolypic war would happened and make the Soviet Union collapse for good. But apparently the Giant went way to further back in the year 1957, and crashed in Maine. And he later befriended Hogarth Hughes.


Because someone had to make an AT4W reference, so why not me?

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Because someone had to make an AT4W reference, so why not me?me?

[[WMG: The Giant and his Lineage were a WMD gone horribly right.]]
Going off two of the above theories that the Giant was never meant to be sent to Earth and that the aliens who created them are gone, it could possibly mean that the Giant was never meant to be a galactic conqueror, but instead the end result of an Alien Arms Race. Their defensive nature might have been used by the Aliens as sentinels against invasion (designed in such a way that no one could control them, only trip their failsafe and be obliterated if they're aggressive), but for whatever reason they saw their own masters as aggressors (possibly because they might have felt they were being enslaved or their Alien masters were forced to use other weapons, and the giants automatically assumed them to be hostile), engaged their defensive protocols and wiped out their own creators, culminating in destroying their planet and sending the legions of giants adrift through space.

The newly animated Nightmare sequence has some stuff that would not be consistent if the Giant was simply sent as a destroyer; Only a single planet was shown to be destroyed, rather than several, which implied that the Giant only did this once. It's also shown that to destroy a planet, a whole army of Giants were present but only he showed up to Earth. There's no reason to assume that Earth would require any less troops (much less only one member of an entire army) to take out than the last one, so the Giant's appearance must be by accident.


Aliens build them and look at prospective worlds and species who are on the cusp of technological advances of space travel. They pre-emptively send these giants as a test of the species nature. Warlike aggressive species attack the giant and are wiped out or atleast sent back a few era's by its destructive capacity and get to try again in the far future. Peaceful ones do not attack it and are welcome members to the empires of the stars. The aggressive ones get weeded out and don't cause massive galactic wars in the future.

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Aliens build them and look at prospective worlds and species who are on the cusp of technological advances of space travel. They pre-emptively send these giants as a test of the species nature. Warlike aggressive species attack the giant and are wiped out or atleast sent back a few era's by its destructive capacity and get to try again in the far future. Peaceful ones do not attack it and are welcome members to the empires of the stars. The aggressive ones get weeded out and don't cause massive galactic wars in the future.future.

[[WMG: The Iron Giant is Neutro's less awesome cousin.]]
Because someone had to make an AT4W reference, so why not me?





[[WMG: The Iron Giant came from the same Galaxy as {{Ratchet and Clank}}.]]

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[[WMG: The Iron Giant came from the same Galaxy as {{Ratchet and Clank}}.Franchise/RatchetAndClank.]]

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[[WMG: The Giant Was Never Meant to Be Here]]
Based on the story board pieces the giant was part of an army of similar giants that was involved in some serious interplanetary warfare. The species being fought against chose to detonate the planet instead of let it be captured resulting in most of the giants comrades being destroyed and him tossed out into space on a random tangent. After drifting for centuries he picked up a radio signal that indicated the presence of intelligent life and adjusted course to land on earth for repairs and to try to make contact with his home planet.

Thus eating tons of metals, for both repair material and fuels.

His violent reaction was a purely automated form of self defense that kicked into overdrive when he precived civilians being threatened by a hostile invasion. The army looked different and was only just arriving in Maine.

Without his homeworld or commanders to tell him otherwise he made logical but incorrect deductions about the situation.



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** Nobody said that the aliens who are doing this weren't hypocrites.


Going off the theory that the Giant was not intended to land on Earth, it is likely that he was drifting through space for an incredibly long time. From the look of things, the Giant was traveling at a star's escape velocity, (Say, between 1 to 10 times the speed of the Voyager Probe). The Giant had to be moving slow enough to survive re-entry with Earth, so relativistic speeds are unlikely. Going off how far away the sun's closest relative is, the giant would have been drifting for about 80,000 years at Voyager-speed. If the giant was from a further star, he could have been drifting for hundreds of thousands or even millions of years. It is not known what the giant is powered from, but his body could probably remain intact. A human device like the voyager probe is theorized to remain structurally intact for almost a billion years, providing it doesn't smash into anything. Chances are the Giant is a little more robust than a dinky human probe.

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Going off the theory that the Giant was not intended to land on Earth, it is likely that he was drifting through space for an incredibly long time. From the look of things, the Giant was traveling at a star's escape velocity, (Say, between 1 to 10 times the speed of the Voyager Probe). The Giant had to be moving slow enough to survive re-entry with Earth, so relativistic speeds are unlikely. Going off how far away the sun's closest relative is, the giant would have been drifting for about 80,000 years at Voyager-speed. If the giant was from a further star, he could have been drifting for hundreds of thousands or even millions of years. It is not known what the giant is powered from, but his body could probably remain intact. A human device like the voyager probe is theorized to remain structurally intact for almost a billion years, providing it doesn't smash into anything. Chances are the Giant is a little more robust than a dinky human probe.probe.

[[WMG: The Iron Giant is a secret test of character by Aliens.]]
Aliens build them and look at prospective worlds and species who are on the cusp of technological advances of space travel. They pre-emptively send these giants as a test of the species nature. Warlike aggressive species attack the giant and are wiped out or atleast sent back a few era's by its destructive capacity and get to try again in the far future. Peaceful ones do not attack it and are welcome members to the empires of the stars. The aggressive ones get weeded out and don't cause massive galactic wars in the future.


[[WMG: The Iron Giant is actually a giant [[DoctorWho Cyberman]]]]

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[[WMG: The Iron Giant is actually a giant [[DoctorWho [[Series/DoctorWho Cyberman]]]]

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[[WMG: Hogarth will eventually get a half-sibling through his mom's marriage to Dean]]
The Theory: ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin

Explanation: I think Hogarth would make [[CoolBigBro an awesome older brother]]. I would imagine Annie and Dean having a kid about three or four years after the ending of the movie, so when Hogarth's about thirteen or fourteen years old. I would imagine that the baby Annie has with Dean ends up being a girl who looks pretty much identical to Annie, with the exception of having Dean's hair and eye color, as well inheriting his love of art. I would also imagine Hogarth's half-sister as being intelligent and mature for her age like Hogarth is, and the two of them being very close, despite the big age difference.


* Well, he didn't do a great job with that- the Patton medium tank has a crew of four, and you only see the what I assume is the commander and driver get out before it's annihilated.

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* Well, he didn't do a great job with that- the Patton medium Walker-Bulldog light tank has a crew of four, and you only see the what I assume is the commander and driver get out before it's annihilated.



Going off the theory that the Giant was not intended to land on Earth, it is likely that he was drifting through space for an incredibly long time. From the look of things, the Giant was traveling at a star's escape velocity, (Say, between 1 to 10 times the speed of the Voyager Probe). The Giant had to be moving slow enough to survive re-entry with Earth, so relativistic speeds are unlikely. Going off how far away the sun's closest relative is, the giant would have been drifting for about 80,000 years at voyager-speed. If the giant was from a further star, he could have been drifting for hundreds of thousands or even millions of years. It is not known what the giant is powered from, but his body could probably remain intact. A human device like the voyager probe is theorized to remain structurally intact for almost a billion years, considering it doesn't smash into anything. Chances are the Giant is a little more robust than a dinky human probe.

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Going off the theory that the Giant was not intended to land on Earth, it is likely that he was drifting through space for an incredibly long time. From the look of things, the Giant was traveling at a star's escape velocity, (Say, between 1 to 10 times the speed of the Voyager Probe). The Giant had to be moving slow enough to survive re-entry with Earth, so relativistic speeds are unlikely. Going off how far away the sun's closest relative is, the giant would have been drifting for about 80,000 years at voyager-speed.Voyager-speed. If the giant was from a further star, he could have been drifting for hundreds of thousands or even millions of years. It is not known what the giant is powered from, but his body could probably remain intact. A human device like the voyager probe is theorized to remain structurally intact for almost a billion years, considering providing it doesn't smash into anything. Chances are the Giant is a little more robust than a dinky human probe.



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* The blow on the head also deactivated his emotion blocker.

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