Though it looks to be a giant encased in armor, the Iron Giant is in fact a machine made with lost technology. With its great blade it wreaks havoc upon all within range and no one living knows why it fights...
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy description.
Iron Giant (てつきょじん or 鉄巨人, Tetsukyojin?, lit. Iron Giant), also known as Iron Man, is a hulking metal brute commonly found as an enemy in nearly all of the games in the Final Fantasy series. Although the name may change slightly from game to game, their physical appearance usually remains roughly the same. They are tall metal monsters, often wielding large swords, that rely on physical attacks. They are usually blue with stronger versions being red.
The Iron Giant first appeared as a rare encounter in the Final Fantasy II final dungeon.
- 1 Appearances
- 1.1 Final Fantasy II
- 1.2 Final Fantasy III
- 1.3 Final Fantasy IV
- 1.4 Final Fantasy V
- 1.5 Final Fantasy VII
- 1.6 Final Fantasy VIII
- 1.7 Final Fantasy IX
- 1.8 Final Fantasy X
- 1.9 Final Fantasy XI
- 1.10 Final Fantasy XIV
- 1.11 Final Fantasy XV
- 1.12 Final Fantasy Type-0
- 1.13 Final Fantasy Tactics S
- 1.14 Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles
- 1.15 Final Fantasy Dimensions
- 1.16 Final Fantasy Dimensions II
- 1.17 Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)
- 1.18 Theatrhythm Final Fantasy
- 1.19 Pictlogica Final Fantasy
- 1.20 Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade
- 1.21 Final Fantasy Artniks Dive
- 1.22 Final Fantasy All the Bravest
- 1.23 Final Fantasy Record Keeper
- 1.24 Final Fantasy Explorers
- 1.25 Final Fantasy World Wide Words
- 1.26 Mobius Final Fantasy
- 1.27 World of Final Fantasy
- 1.28 Final Fantasy Trading Card Game
- 1.29 Triple Triad
- 1.30 Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales
- 1.31 Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon
- 2 Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances
- 3 Gallery
- 4 Etymology
Appearances[edit | edit source]
In addition to giving good stat multipliers, it also drops Excaliburs, Aegis Shields, and Genji Armor. In the Dawn of Souls remake and subsequent remakes, a new enemy, the Steel Giant, appears as a random encounter and a mini-boss in the Soul of Rebirth.
The Iron Giant does not appear in the original, but makes a special appearance as a hidden superboss in the 3D remakes. It is located in the "??? Dungeon" that becomes unlocked after the related Mognet sidequest is completed.
In the original release there were no Iron Giant enemies, but in re-releases two enemies have gone by that name.
The Japanese exclusive Easy Type version renamed some enemies, and the Steel Golem enemy was renamed Tetsu Kyojin (てつきょじん?), the Japanese name for the Iron Giant. The name changes for this version did not carry over to any other version.
In the Advance release a new enemy was introduced under the name Iron Giant. Iron Giant is a blue palette-swap of the giant metal Armor Construct enemies. Unlike other incarnations of Iron Giant, this appearance features a flamethrower rather than a sword. It is fought in the Lunar Ruins.
The Iron Giant is a rare encounter in the final dungeon in the upper floors of the dimensional castle portion of the Interdimensional Rift. It gives a hefty experience and ABP award, among other prizes.
Iron Man is a random encounter as the party approaches Jenova in the Northern Cave. A red version of it, Wolfmeister, also appears as an encounter on the Mt. Corel train tracks when Cid tries stopping the train from crashing into Corel.
Iron Giants appear in various locations in Esthar after the Lunar Cry, Lunatic Pandora, and in the Deep Sea Research Center, where they are always found in pairs. A red version of it, the Red Giant, appears as a boss in Ultimecia Castle.
The Iron Man is a random encounter in the final dungeon, Memoria.
Iron Giant is a random encounter on the Thunder Plains. More powerful versions, the Gemini, appear Inside Sin, and in the Omega Ruins. There is also a Monster Arena Species Conquest monster called Ironclad.
Iron Giant is a class of enemies first introduced in the Scars of Abyssea expansion released in the September 2010 version update.
Iron Giants appear in the Labyrinth of the Ancients, though for the most part they go by other names such as Dullahan or Magitek Colossus. One that looks identical to the classic Iron Giant appears as a powerful enemy inside the Garlean strongholds Castrum Centri and Castrum Meridianum, as well as in the 2.5 dungeon, The Keeper of the Lake.
Usually only one Giant-type daemon spawns at once, although the player can fight them in groups in some of the harder dungeons. They are strong and resilient, and dangerous if encountered early in the game. Giants were some of the earlier enemies shown for the game.
The Iron Giant appears as a boss in the Infinity Spire.
The Iron Giant appears as a powerful field boss. They usually appear sleeping in the field, and, as so, the player must awaken them to fight them.
Iron Giant is an enemy family.
Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)[edit | edit source]
Armored giants known by their dark blue-black armor and massive weapons.
Iron Giant is a summon whose artwork from Final Fantasy X appears and allows the summoner to halve the opponent's Bravery with each HP attack with Reaper. Iron Giant can be obtained in the third stage of the Distant Glory - Villains storyline.
Iron Giant appears as an enemy. The Iron Giant resembles the Iron Man from Final Fantasy VII.
Iron Giants appear as enemies, commonly in Final Fantasy II battle scenarios.
Iron Giants appear as enemies in Battle Music Sequences.
Iron Giant from Final Fantasy V appears as an enemy. In addition, the Iron Giant from Final Fantasy III appears as a boss.
The Iron Giant appears as a boss inside the Lunatic Pandora. In battle, the Iron Giant uses Reaper.
With its mighty sword, this mighty giant passes the time by rending things in two.
Iron Giant appears as an ability card.
Iron Giant appears with its Theatrhythm Final Fantasy appearance. Its card is earth-elemental.
Iron Giant from Final Fantasy V has a Triple Triad card in the version playable via Final Fantasy Portal App.
The Iron Giant is a lightning element card, and has six cards under its name.
Cards[edit | edit source]
|Crystal Ability (*)
Deal 4 damage.
|Crystal Ability (***)
Deal 5 damage and causes slow.
|Crystal Ability (**)
Deal 5 damage.
Strength is doubled if opponent's card is gray.
|Crystal Ability (***)
Deal 1 damage for each *,*,* in your CP gauge.
|Deal 3 damage.
If your HP is less than opponent's, strength is doubled.
|Deal 4 damage.
If your HP is 5 or less, strength is doubled.
The Iron Giant enemies are fearsome foes, with high stats and powerful skills such as Multi-Slash. They appear as regular enemies and in Dueling Rooms as giant variants. They are better avoided unless Chocobo is capable of defeating one in only two or three hits.
Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances[edit | edit source]
Iron Giant is a chance card, the card's ability: Gain total property value x10% gil.