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Giant Zanza

Arglas, a giant

Giants are an extinct race that once lived on Bionis. Their ruins exist all over the world, but their life and disappearance are shrouded in mystery.


The first Giant seen in the game is Zanza, who is imprisoned on Prison Island. He claims to have created the Monado, and offers to release the shackles on the Monado if he is released. Shulk complies but Zanza is brought down by Metal Face.

Later on, it is revealed that Zanza was only inhabiting a giant by the name of Arglas. Said giant was a close friend of Egil, but he found the Monado and became Zanza's unwilling vessel.

After Dickson's betrayal, it is shown that Dickson is in fact a giant after Egil recognizes him. Dickson returns to his true form in his battle at Prison Island.

The Giants' Ruins

There are ruins of Giant origin in Tephra Cave, Makna Forest, Satorl Marsh and Valak Mountain, all deserted from eons ago. Quests can be received to unlock each of the ruins from eager explorers, who will in turn give the party a key item related to the Giants. Once all three of them are obtained, the party will be able to explore the ruins at Valak Mountain.

At the Bafalgar Tomb, the ruins inside Tephra Cave, the party learns of the soothsayer. The Giant's soothsayer is credited with the near extermination of the White Spiders, the nemesis of the Giants which exist in Tephra Cave. After the death of the soothsayer, it is said that the tables were reversed and the giants were hunted to extinction.

It is worthy to note that there are giant spiders on the giant ruins existing on Satorl Marsh. However, it is unknown if the spiders brought about the demise of all of the giant race.

The Giants' Treasure Chests


The Giants' Treasure Chest of the King Agni's Tomb

They are stationary treasure chests that can be found in various locations through Bionis. They contain precise items that can be equipment, advanced Art Books and quest items. Most of them are almost certainly relics of the past when the Giants inhabited Bionis, and appear in various Giants' ruins. These chests can be found at the following locations:


  • According to Xenoblade: The Secret File, the Giants were created, along with the High Entia, from Telethia that were granted intelligence. However, the ability to revert into Telethia is a trait particular to the High Entia.