Gigas (ギガース, Gigāsu?), also known as Giant, are a recurring type of enemy in the Final Fantasy series. Contrary to the mechanical Iron Giant and mineral-created Golems, Gigas are biological humanoids, but are still impressively strong. Common variants are the Hill Gigas and the Glasya Labolas. Gigas have a combination of powerful physical attacks and strong magic, making them very dangerous enemies.
Another common enemy is the Gigas Worm, but it is not a gigas-type enemy and is a Worm instead. Some other enemies are given the "gigas" moniker as well without actually being gigas-types.
Many gigas-type enemies in the game have elemental affinities. Their ranks include the Hill Gigas, Ice Gigas, Fire Gigas, Flare Gigas, and Elm Gigas. There is also the Flood Gigas, but it is a Worm-type enemy.
The Hill Gigas is the base type of gigas. In the Mysidian Tower, the Fire Gigas, Ice Gigas, and Thunder Gigas are bosses that bar the path further up the tower. The Glasya Labolas appears in the Unknown Palace.
The Hill Gigas is accompanied by the Gigantos and the Glasya Labolas. The Gargantua is a boss in the Advance release. A fourth variation was coded in to the game but excluded, the Giant. Gigas in this game use powerful physical attacks, and Earth-elemental magic.
It is also interesting to note that Maduin's sprite is very similar to the sprite of the Gigas in Final Fantasy V. However, Maduin is never directly stated to be a gigas.
- Main article: Gigas (Last Mission)
The Blood Gigas is an enemy in the giant genus. Other giant-type enemies are the Headless, Dullahan, Wendigo, Striker, and Bune. The Daedalus is a boss, and Overlord is a mark. Ancbolder, Wendice, Anchag, Bluesang, and
Avenger are rare enemies.
Gigas appear as a spoken race that live within Mor Dhona since the calimity. They seem to worship the recently unearthed Crystal Tower. Other giants are found living in Coerthas, and centuries ago, a tribe called Hecatoncheirs were sealed in Copperbell Mines following a slave revolt.
- Main article: Gigas (My Life as a King)
Gigas and Hill Gigas appear in the game, based on their Final Fantasy XI and Final Fantasy VI appearance.
- “This speedy giant loves a good fight. But watch out when he starts throwing elbows.”
Gigas is fought on Palamecia Desert. It uses Elbow and drops the Survivor weapon.
Gigas is a popular term for races of giants in fantasy games. Gigas is a Greek word meaning "giant", originally used to describe the race of Gigantes in Greek mythology and is used in the scientific name, as the specific epithet, of hundreds species of animals and dozens of plant species to denote their size.