- For other uses, see Gargantuar (disambiguation).
Gargantuar Bronzes, consisting of Han Bronze (大汉铜人; pinyin: Dàhàn tóng rén), Knight Bronze (侠客铜人; pinyin: Xiákè tóng rén), and Qigong Bronze (气功铜人; pinyin: Qìgōng tóng rén) are the Chinese versions of Gargantuars seen in Kongfu World. On all levels in which they appear, except in the final level, they start as bronze statues which slowly come to life after a timer expires. Before the timer expires, the player can destroy the harmless bronze statues to destroy the Gargantuar Bronze in it. Unlike most Gargantuars, they do not carry an Imp, and they also possess special abilities other than instantly crushing plants.
They have a total of close to twice the health points of a regular Gargantuar and it takes four instant kills to defeat them, both in their statue or freed form. Each Bronze Gargantuar also has special abilities: the Han Bronze can speed up when almost defeated, the Knight Bronze can occasionally change lanes and the Qigong Bronze can occasionally pull plants like Qigong Zombie as well as summon other zombies.
大汉铜人 (Han Bronze)
Whole body full of power.When it is badly damaged, it will go away and he will let you know what price despising him would bring.
侠客铜人 (Knight Bronze)
Quick actions, come and go without a trace.Good at moving up and down, taking you by surprise.
The most optimal method of dealing with Gargantuar Bronzes is by destroying their statues before they spawn, as they have twice the health of a normal Gargantuar (or about the same health as a Giga-Gargantuar). If you are forced to deal with one, however, using instant-kills is highly recommended in order to deal with them. Because they are slower than normal Gargantuars, your plants have plenty of time to dish out damage to the Gargantuar, but again, keep in mind his massive health pool. Use long-ranged plants like Laser Bean or Bloomerangs to deal with the Gargantuar statue; since he is in the first column from the zombies, dealing with the statues in the middle of a huge wave may become very troublesome.
Most of the time, you will not be able to destroy every statue in time. If a Gargantuar Bronze breaks out, make your strategy depending on which type of Gargantuar Bronze they are. For Han Bronze, treat it like a normal Gargantuar with significantly higher health. Do note that Han Bronzes speed up when they are almost defeated, so try to not let them get to the first column while they are still alive. The other two are very problematic with their abilities. As Knight Bronze can occasionally change lanes (note that it still moves forward while being on the sky when changing lanes), be sure to set up your defenses on every lane when this Gargantuar Bronze breaks out, and stall it as much as possible while it is still on the ground. For Qigong Zombie, he can summon any other non-boss zombie from Kongfu World, make sure to have as many counters for other unique, dangerous Kongfu World zombies as possible in lanes near it, especially Torch Kongfu Zombies, Suicide Bomber Zombies, Drinking Zombies, Swordsman Zombies, etc. Either have attack this Bronze Gargantuar from far away with a Radish in the front to prevent its qigong skill from breaking your defenses while dealing with other zombies, or continuously plant and replace plants while stalling it as much as possible if no Radishes are given or they are the only zombies left.
- Although Han Bronze's and Knight Bronze's speeds are Hungry, they are as slow as Qigong Bronze Gargantuar which has a Stiff speed listed in its Almanac entry.
- It is unknown if it was intended for the speeds to be the same as a Hungry zombie for Han Bronze and Knight Bronze, or if the Almanac entry is incorrect and they were all supposed to be that of a Stiff zombie.
- Since these particular Gargantuars have twice the health of a normal one, they can be equated to Giga-gargantuar from Plants vs. Zombies as they must take four instant kills before dying. However, unlike Giga-gargantuar, they have slower speed.
- These particular Gargantuars are the only variants to have an exclusive mini-game dedicated to them.
- Qigong Bronze pulls plants to the right, just like Qigong Zombie, hence its name. It also summons zombies from the ground, similar to Zombot Dark Dragon, Zombot Sharktronic Sub, Gunpowder Devil, and Blade-Wielding Hero.
- The fact that they come out of Bronze Statues may be a reference to the Terracotta Army.
- When a Gargantuar Bronze is about to use its abilities and a Spikerock is attacking it, it will ignore the Spikerock, and instead just walk over the Spikerock without crushing it.
- Except for Qigong Bronze, both its Almanac description and flavor text are references to its abilities and moves in-game.