The Giant is an unseen character mentioned in Puss in Boots, where he was the former owner of an abandoned castle. There a giant goose named Great Terror resides with the Golden Goose.
He is based on the giant from the fairytale "Jack and the Beanstalk".
- The Giant was considered to make a cameo in the first Shrek film, being seen falling to his death in the background. However this idea was cut along with other fairy tale characters.
- He makes a cameo as a wanted poster in the Shrek 2 PC game.
- He is an ogre in some versions of the fairytale.