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You're made of metal, but you have feelings, and you think about things. And that means you have a soul, and souls don't die.
~ Hogarth Hughes to the Iron Giant
I know he's bigger than most dogs, but he's also the kindest, most loving dog in the whole wide world.
~ Emily Elizabeth Howard in the film Clifford the Big Red Dog

Gentle Giants (also called Heroic Giants) are those who, despite standing at intimidating sizes and/or heights with brutish appearances choose to not exhibit violence despite the strength at their disposal; they often take it upon themselves to defend those who are smaller and weaker. While most Gentle Giants have absolutely no intentions to bring harm, some of them have been shown to have issues with their temper or just be very clumsy, leading to outbursts or accidents that unintentionally bestow the exact harm they were trying to prevent. In some cases a Gentle Giant's true form is not monstrous or gigantic but instead at an least equal size compared to the average human but can assume larger forms (i.e. Alphonse Elric).

Examples are Guan Yu, Baymax, Iron Giant, Optimus Prime and Clifford the Big Red Dog. Those who possess traits of Gentle Giants in the least extent are Godzilla and King Kong.


  • For this category, heroes must be at least 7 ft. in height, not just for strength and size. Kids certainly do not count, even if they grow to giant size due to circumstances.
  • Most of the gentle giants tend to be nonviolent and friendly in nature, as well as reluctant to fight. Do NOT add any heroes who are tall in stature that LIKE to battle or are violent or even bloodthirsty in nature (i.e. Obelix, Amicus and the Beast).
  • Most, if not all, of these characters can be level-headed and voice of reason of a hero group. Some can have quite a temper, but DON'T add those who most likely to severely injure or even kill their enemies out of revenge.
  • In the bleakest of situations, gentle giants will resort to violence if they don’t have any options available. Do not add any hero (of a tall statue) that tends to jump into fights without any thought.


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