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There are nine other giants in Giant Country, and though big, they're most definitely not friendly. Unlike the BFG they don't go round gently blowing nice dreams through sleeping children's windows. Instead, they roam around at night looking for human "beans" to eat. They're twice as tall and wide as...

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There are nine other giants in Giant Country, and though big, they're most definitely not friendly. Unlike the BFG they don't go round gently blowing nice dreams through sleeping children's windows. Instead, they roam around at night looking for human "beans" to eat. They're twice as tall and wide as the BFG, and unlike him they're really nasty, as the BFG tells Sophie:

Giants is all cannybully and murdeful! And they does gobble up human beans!

Just as the BFG—the Big Friendly Giant—has a name that perfectly sums up his character, so too do the other giants. In no particular order, they are:

  • The Bonecruncher, who "crunches up two whoppsy-whiffling human beans for supper every night!"
  • The Fleshlumpeater. This one's the worst of all. He certainly has the most disgusting name, that's for sure.
  • The Bloodbottler.
  • The Childchewer. A pretty self-explanatory name, really.
  • The Meatdripper. On second thought, this is the most disgusting name.
  • The Gizzardgulper. Gizzards are an old-fashioned name for guts or insides. This giant doesn't even have the decency to chew; he just gulps it all down.
  • The Maidmasher.
  • The Manhugger. Sounds quite friendly, doesn't he? But this is not someone you'd ever want to get too close to. If this giant hugs you then you'll never get to hug anyone else again.
  • The Butcher Boy. It's safe to say this hideous, bloodthirsty monster didn't get his delightful nickname by delivering pork chops and sausages to people's doors.
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