Location: In Luna's mane, chasing STAAARS!
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Gigantes are towering behemoths, formerly humansthat were exposed to Las Plagas parasites, and through an unknown method, grew to an immense size, acquiring great strength and brutality to compensate for their loss of higher reasoning. They are often reffered to as "Cave Trolls" by fans due to their resemblence to the Lord Of The Rings creature of the same name. Gigantes have high stamina and will use their vast size and bulk to choke, crush, kick, charge, and punch smaller prey. The only weak point on El Gigante is the accordingly overgrown Plaga attached to its spine. When the Plaga is destroyed, so is El Gigante. Once damaged enough, the Plaga will expose itself and El Gigante will fall to it's knees, allowing the player to climb up onto it's back and use their knife to slash at the writhing Plaga before the monster recovers. If the player is too slow or presses the wrong attack button during this action, they will be thrown from El Gigante's back and the player lose their chance to inflict harm on the monster. Repeating this method will eventually kill El Gigante. One does not however have to respond to the action and can instead shoot the Plaga with a powerful weapon. Likewise, a well placed shot from a Rocket Launcher can also instantly kill an El Gigante. El Gigante is a Spanish term for "The Giant".
Role in Resident Evil 4
Leon encountered the first Gigante when villagers released it to kill him.
Leon encountered a second and defeated it by dropping a boulder on it.
Leon encounteredtwo Gigantes, killed one by dropping it into molten metal and killed the other conventionally.
Resident Evil 5
Only one Gigante is in this game and it's called Ndesu. It's bigger than previous Gigantes and it has more Plaga sticking out while weakened. Ndesu wears a loin cloth that has corpses hanging on it as trophies.