Tonight’s episode of Game of Thrones, “The Watchers on the Wall,” features the Battle of Castle Black. The creatures known as giants play a major role in this battle, based on the way things go in the books. We’ve seen a brief glimpse of a giant in a past Game of Thrones episode, but not much else. Here’s some background on the giants of George R.R. Martin’s fantasy world.
Giants are huge humanoids, standing 10 to 12 feet tall. They’re covered in fur and are incredibly strong, able to bend iron bars and swinging huge tree branches like clubs. They have a somewhat apish build.