The Iron Giant's species are a race of robotic behemoths that originate from an unknown planet.
These robots stand over a hundred feet large and feed on anything that's metal which they use for fuel.
Very little is known about this such as where they come from and who (or what) created them, except that its implyed that they're some sort of war mechs and are programmed to destroy everything in their path.
They even self-repair themselves if when damaged, and have rockets within their feet which ables them with flight. This species is nearly indestructible as they can survive weapons like a nuclear missile. The Giant himself demonstrated that he will only retaliate in defense if attacked, otherwise, remains completely harmless. Their weapon systems are built into their body, with 3 massive tentacle-like energy weapons which act in a similar manner to those used by the Martians.
His forearms also possess telescopic energy weapons which are capable of blowing away a tank with a single shot, as well as vaporize one in a bubble of green energy. On the left forearm, they seem to be armed with a disk-like weapon, which when spun, 2 mechanical arms fire the weapon, capable of shredding through a tanks armor with great ease. The chest plate separates into 2 pieces, which within the middle, possesses a powerful energy cannon, similar to Iron Man's chest repulsor tag. It is unknown as to how destructive it is, but it's possible it's a weapon capable of destroying planets. When the giant's in attack mode as it were, their head is somewhat tucked into its torso, protected by a transparent helmet similar to Buzz Lightyear.
- The Iron Giant
- The movie's Signature edition features an exclusive seen where the Iron Giant has a dream in which he is marching with other metal giants like him throughout what remains of some city of an unknown planet, that they had presumably invaded and destroyed.
- It is possible that these bots don't really have genders of any kind.