Alphabet Giant

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Alphabet Giant
Monster ID 176
Locations Basement
Hit Points 150
Attack 145
Defense 130
No-Hit 155
Initiative 80
Meat 120-180
Phylum humanoid
Elements None
Resistance None
Monster Parts head, arm, leg, torso
Drops
heavy D, original G
Manuel Entry
refreshedit data
Alphabet Giant You're fighting an Alphabet Giant

This is a giant who hurls gigantic letters instead of stones. Unless the letters spell out the word "stones," of course, in which case he hurls both letters and stones.

Hit Message(s):

He turns a cap into a cape with a silent E and smacks you with it. Ouch! Ugh! Eek! Ugh! Ouch! Ow!

He smacks you in the A, then the S, then the S. Ooh! Ugh! Ow! Argh! Argh! Ow!

He hits you with an A, a B, and a C. It's as easy as 1-2-3. Ouch! Argh! Ooh! Ugh! Argh! Ugh!

He hits you with the letter B. Letter B, letter B, letter B. Speaking words of wisdom, letter B. Ooh! Eek! Ow! Oof! Ouch! Eek!

Critical Hit Message:

He beats you down with all 26 letters of the alphabet, then starts in on the made-up letters with the little dots and extra squiggly lines on 'em. Ouch! Ouch! Ooh! Eek! Oof! Ow! Ow! Eek!

Miss Message(s):

He turns a tub into a tube with silent E and tries to beat you with it, but fails.

He tries to smack you with an E, but it's a silent E so it won't go 'smack.'

He tries to hit you with an A-B-C, but finds it's significantly harder than 1-2-3.

He tries to hit you with a rebel L, but it just goes "la, la, la."

Fumble Message:

He starts to hit you again, but finds he's out of letters. Since he won't resort to beating you with an umlaut, he has to go replenish his letter pile. He runs off to the alphabet lost & found to get more. (FUMBLE!)


After Combat

Meat.gifYou gain 120-180 Meat (average: 150, stdev: 12.65)*
Heavyd.gifYou acquire an item: heavy D (39.3% chance)*
Originalg.gifYou acquire an item: original G (41.3% chance)*
You gain 36.25 <substat>.

Occurs in the Basement‎.

Notes

  • Between August 29, 2006, and September 2, 2006, the Alphabet Giant's critical hit message was the following:
He beats you down with all 26 letters of the alphabet, then starts in on the made-up letters with the little dots and extra squiggly lines on 'em. Then he turns to the camera and says, "this beating was brought to you by the letter D."
  • The old critical message appeared to end with an invisible character that visible on page edits, which might be why it was removed. Copying and pasting the invisible character into a text editor yielded the two-character combination ˇ˝.

References

  • "Silent E" was a song written and performed by Tom Lehrer for the children's television show The Electric Company. The lyrics included the lines "Who can turn a cap into a cape?" and "Who can turn a tub into a tube?".
    • Another children's reading show, Between the Lions, featured a song that resembled the above-mentioned "Silent E;" in it, a villain named Silent E changed a tub into a tube.
  • Speaking of The Electric Company, some of the giant's attacks seem reminiscent of the Letterman sketches, which usually consisted of the villain Spell Binder changing a letter from a word, which would in turn change an object that matched said word into a different object. Letterman would then appear and fix the word by adding a letter from his sweater to the deformed object.
  • And speaking of PBS kids' shows, the fourth miss message refers to two Sesame Street skits: a Billy Idol lookalike Muppet named Billy Idle singing "Rebel L" (a parody of Idol's song "Rebel Yell"), and "La La La," a song in which Bert and Ernie sing about the letter L.
  • "This beating was brought to you by the letter D" also refers to Sesame Street, as each episode was (and still is) "brought to you" by various numbers and letters.
  • The attack message which mentions the letter B contains the phrase "speaking words of wisdom," which is part of the lyrics to "Let It Be," by The Beatles. However, the "letter B" part is another Sesame Street reference, this time to the song "Letter B", which is a parody of "Let It Be".
  • The two A-B-C/1-2-3 messages refer to the song "ABC" (by the Jackson 5), which starts with the line "A-B-C, easy as 1-2-3".
  • The fumble text refers to a They Might Be Giants song, "Alphabet Lost & Found", from their 2005 children's album, Here Come The ABCs.
  • The line "He beats you down with all 26 letters of the alphabet, then starts in on the made-up letters with the little dots and extra squiggly lines on 'em." is a reference to accented characters such as é, Ä, and Ö.