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Event 25: Gargantuans

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Event 25
Gargantuans
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Official description Giant Bowser VS. Giant DK in a spectacular war of titans!
Character(s) used Giant Bowser (1 stock)
Opponent(s) Giant DK (2 stock)
Tiny Mario (1 stock)
Tiny Peach (1 stock)
Stage(s) Fourside
Music Kongo Jungle
Availability Unlockable

Gargantuans is the 25th event match of the 51 event matches in Super Smash Bros. Melee. In this match, the player's character is Giant Bowser and the enemy is Giant Donkey Kong. The objective is to beat Giant Donkey Kong. Tiny Mario and tiny Peach also appear. However, they do not impose a threat, since they are usually KO'd by Donkey Kong's first attack. Donkey Kong will sometimes self-destruct between the two buildings on the right of the stage. Plus, the player can also survive at high damage (around 200%-999% damage) due to their size and knockback reduction modifiers when they are damaged by DK.

This event acts as a homage to monster films and the kaiju genre; the inclusion of Giant Donkey Kong is a reference to King Kong, a well-known American movie monster, and Giant Bowser acts as a reference to Godzilla (a movie monster hailing from Japan). As a result of these two appearing on Fourside, a large city environment like those seen in typical monster films, the entire Event Match is similar to the concept of the film King Kong vs. Godzilla. The inclusion of Tiny Mario and Tiny Peach emulates the frequent use of helpless civilians in such movies.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ガルガンチュア Gargantua
France French Gargantuesque
Germany German Duell der Giganten Behemoths' Duel
Italy Italian Lotta tra giganti Fight among giants
Spain Spanish Guerra de gigantes Giants' duel

Trivia[edit]

  • The tiny Mario and Peach present do not make sounds during this event and do not have to be KO'd to clear the event.
  • While the name of the event has to do with the size of both DK and Bowser, it is also a reference to the 1966 kaijuu film "War of the Gargatuas", otherwise known in Japan as "Frankenstein's Monsters: Sanda Vs. Gaira". Sanda is a brown Gargantua while his brother Gaira is green; unlike in the film where the brown one is the protagonist and the green one is the antagonist, this event reverses the roles so the green one is the protagonist and the brown one is the antagonist.