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  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Comes with having so many Giants around. Notably, the Giant Six are not all the same height—Rox only comes up to Amelia's knee, but she's still big enough to hold a human in her fist like a doll.note 
  • Giant Woman: Six of them, in fact. They're also implied to be the Mane Six's counterparts in their universe.
  • MacGuffin: The Giant Six are on a quest to find the Crown of the (missing) Queen of the Giants, which is implied to be a dangerous magical artifact in the wrong hands.
  • Monster Adventurers: The Giant Six, though given they're all (mostly) humanoid the "Monster" comes mostly from their giant size.
  • Puny Humans: It's hinted that this is a common attitude among most Giants (with all smaller races being referred to as "tinies"). None of the Giant Six seem to hold this to any malicious degree; even their use of "tinies" usually doesn't come off as a slur.
  • Succession Crisis: The Giants' kingdom is facing this. The last Queen suddenly vanished one day, and without a clear heir, rule passed to the Regents. It's implied the various Giant tribes are beginning to fracture without a clear absolute leader.
  • Wouldn't Hurt a Child: All of the Giant Six. The harshest we get is Amelia and Rox initially refusing to let Pip tag along, and even then they only wanted to drop him off unharmed in the next settlement they find.
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Giant Six

    Tanya 
  • Adorkable: She's rather giddy at the prospect of a new size-shifting spell, and quickly bonds with Twilight over magical theorizing.
  • Alternate Self: Implied to be this to Twilight Sparkle.
  • Creative Sterility: One of her motivations for joining the quest. Tanya fears Giant-kind's magical knowledge is suffering from stagnation, and hopes to discover new forms of magic among the smaller races to bring home and kick-start a rebirth of knowledge.
  • Cyclops: A very Harryhousen-esque one, complete with a horn on her head. She's also the Giant Six's mage.

    Amelia 
  • Alternate Self: Implied to be this to Applejack.
  • Ass Kicks You: A lethal one, though by accident. When the Giant Six had finished raiding a Jerkass baron's castle and making short work of his forces, Amelia slipped on some ice and fell on the baron rump-first, crushing him instantly. She also apparently fell on him hard enough to leave a human-shaped dent in her armor.
  • Barbarian Hero / Blood Knight: If her tribe's name below isn't clue enough, the narration at one point mentions her snorting derisively at the idea of avoiding needless fights.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Her flashback during the attack on Bandit Pass reveals she went into a blood rage putting down a human rebellion in her homeland. Only the tail end is shown, but it's heavily implied Amelia ate some humans she had caught before snapping out of it.
  • Fake Kill Scare: A rare heroic instance.
    • During the Storm King Arc, she snatches up a Yeti and dangles him over her mouth, looking like she wants to eat him. She then drops the screaming Yeti towards her open mouth....and catches him at the last second.
      "Don't worry, I'm not going to eat you...or maybe I am!" (Does it again)
    • She apparently pulled the same trick with one of traitor Gladstone's flunkies in the Ninja Six's world. The unfortunate pony is understandably traumatized.
  • My Species Doth Protest Too Much: As proud of her tribe's fierce reputation as she is, Amelia does make a point to say her own clan has never enslaved or eaten conquered smaller foes (atrocities the Battleragers are infamous for in legends).
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Her tribe are known as Battleragers.
  • Proud Warrior Race Guy: Of the "solo glory" variety. At one point she calls Rox a "tin soldier".
  • Soldier vs. Warrior: The Warrior to Rox's Soldier.
  • Unstoppable Rage: Goes into this during the attack on Bandit Pass. There's a reason why her tribe are called "Battleragers".

    Pauline 
  • Acrofatic: She's quite plump, but that doesn't hinder her in a fight at all.
  • Alternate Self: Implied to be this to Pinkie Pie.
  • Big Fun: A rare female instance. Pauline is about as pudgy as she is cheerful and friendly.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Being a Stone Giant, Pauline is a geomancer.
  • Friend to All Children: She fondly recalls playing with human children from a village the Giant Six rescued from a rock slide early in their quest.
    • Later, she stops to play with some kids after the Mane Six's diplomatic mission in Summerhold.
  • Kevlard: A barrage of cannonballs bounces off Pauline's stomach—complete with an audible boing—and does little more than tickle her.
  • Tummy Cushion: Pauline lets Pinkie sleep on her stomach after the Mane and Giant Six are first introduced.

    Rowena 
  • Alternate Self: Implied to be this to Rarity.
  • An Ice Person: She's a Frost Giant with an arsenal of snow and ice magic.
  • Conspicuous Consumption: Her family is rich enough to have teams of servant "tinies" who give massages to Giants. This apparently gives her family quite a bit of prestige.
  • The Fashionista: Rowena is dressed to kill, and not just because of her armor. Rarity is completely gobsmacked upon first seeing her.
    Rarity: "She's...so...STYLISH!"
  • Incoming Ham: She shows she's Rarity's counterpart with her first line of dialogue:
    (Strolling in through a blast of snow) Dear Amelia, my patrol is complete!
  • Kicking Ass in All Her Finery: Wears what could pass for formal wear, even with her armor. Doesn't make her any less effective.
  • Noodle Incident: Rowena apparently did...something very unpleasant to an elf who called her behind fat.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Rowena is an aristocrat in her homeland, and didn't hesitate to set out on the group's quest.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: She has some prissy attitudes, but make her angry enough and she won't hesitate to freeze you solid with a flick of her finger.
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    Faith 
  • Alternate Self: Implied to be this to Fluttershy.
  • The Beastmaster: One half of her abilities as a Treespeaker. She can summon hordes of attack animals to do her bidding, as an unfortunate group of bandits found out for abusing their own animals.
  • Friend to All Children: Like Pauline, she loves children; especially those of smaller races.
  • Garden Garment: Wears a dress/robe made entirely of plant life.
  • Green Thumb: The other half of her abilities as a Treespeaker.
  • Mama Bear: Like Fluttershy, she's very protective of her animal friends. When she sees how the bandits mistreat their attack animals, she summons a swarm of forest creatures to attack the terrified bandits.

    Rox 
  • Alternate Self: Implied to be this to Rainbow Dash.
  • Ancient Grome: Her armor strongly resembles that of an ancient Pegasus Hoplite (i.e., a Real Life Classical Greek soldier).
  • Ass Kicks You: Does this in pony form in the Storm King Arc, after slipping on a boulder. A Ram Necromancer and his Uber Troggles are her victims/seat cushions. Naturally, Amelia laughs her flank off.
  • Blow You Away: As a Sky Giant, Rox has command over wind and weather. She can also ride a cloud like a magic carpet.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Well, relatively pint-sized. She's the shortest of the Giant Six, only coming to Amelia's knee, but she's still big enough to hold an adult human in her fist like a doll.
  • Proud Warrior Race Guy: Of the "disciplined army" variety.
  • Punny Name: Rox simply rocks.
  • Soldier vs. Warrior: Has this with Amelia. Rox is the Soldier.

Other Heroes

    Captain Grizelda 
  • Alternate Self: Implied to be this to Gilda.
  • Berserk Button: She's half-eagle, and woe betide anyone who says otherwise. It's heavily implied that the last guy who called her "Pigeon-Girl" got his eyes clawed out.
  • Colonel Badass: She's a high-ranking Imperial soldier sent to investigate the Giant Six.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Implied to have a very bad history with Giants.
  • Harping on About Harpies: Fits the bill, though the name in her universe is "Avian".
  • Half-Human Hybrid: One of many different varieties, called "Beastkin".

    Pip 
  • Alternate Self: Implied to be this to Pipsqueak. He even has that as a (somewhat sardonic) nickname.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: Most of the other bandits see him as this.
  • Cassandra Truth: He spotted the Giant Six marching toward the bandit camp when he was out hunting. Almost nobody believes him when he tries to alert the camp.
  • Conveniently an Orphan: He lost his parents at some point, and was taken in by a bandit gang.
  • Lovable Rogue: Pip is a skilled pickpocket, and apparently once smooth-talked city guards into thinking he was pretending to steal from some merchants when he got caught.
  • Male Gaze: As scared as he was at spotting six armed giantesses, he couldn't help but stare long enough to notice a certain dent in the armor Amelia wore on her backside...
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    Kara 
  • Our Elves Are Better: She's an elf, but doesn't have any of the stereotypical arrogance.
  • Pet the Dog: "Adopted" Pip into the gang after he lost his parents.
  • Token Good Teammate: Is this for the bandits, given how she seems to genuinely love Pip. She even believes his warning about the Giant Six.

    Lady Bellatrix 
  • Alternate Self: Implied to be this to Trixie, given the similar name and being described as "great and powerful".
  • Large Ham: Oh yes.
  • "Shut Up" Kiss: Gives one to Pip after catching him. The kid is quite shocked at getting a kiss from a giantess.
  • Oh, Crap!: Has this reaction when she finds out that six other Giants have been spotted. Why she's so startled remains to be seen.
  • Undefeatable Little Village: Protects a small village hidden in the forest, and has beaten back many attacks by bandits.

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