Giant (monster)

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The giant, H, is a monster that formerly appeared in NetHack. It serves as the "base" monster for the corpse left by killing a giant zombie or giant mummy. Its stats are identical to those of the stone giant.

Generation

The 'base' giant is not generated normally, but one can be created by zapping a wand of undead turning at a giant corpse that is not left by a mummy or zombie.

History

The giant was introduced in NetHack 1.3d.

NetHack 3.0.0 adds and differentiates most of the distinct giant types (minus the storm giant) while also introducing their close relative, the titan; the "base" giant remains in the game's data, since the giant zombie and giant mummy are among the newly-differentiated undead introduced in the same version.

Variants

SLASH'EM

In SLASH'EM, as well as Slash'EM Extended and SLASHTHEM, it is possible to encounter normally-generated "plain" giants through random generation.

dNetHack

In dNetHack, "plain" giants are among the court room members that can appear in retooled throne rooms if the room's ruler is a titan.

Encyclopedia entry

Giants have always walked the earth, though they are rare in
these times. They range in size from little over nine feet
to a towering twenty feet or more. The larger ones use huge
boulders as weapons, hurling them over large distances. All
types of giants share a love for men - roasted, boiled, or
fried. Their table manners are legendary.

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