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Sleeping Giants Symbols & Objects

Sylvain Neuvel
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The device

The device symbolizes a reordering and reprioritizing of the world, destruction, and hope. The device, also called the big girl, the robot, the machine, and by other similar names, is a 6,000 year old alien weapon sent to Earth with a contingent of alien troops (and 11 other devices) 6,000 years before the novel to defend the planet as the outmost lying colony of an alien empire. The device is discovered by Rose, and reassembled. It takes the form of a beautiful young girl with no eyes and large breasts wearing armor, is composed of extremely rare metals like iridium, is illuminated by turquoise lights, and is powered by exposure to radioactive material. The device generates a shield and sword to fight with, and can emit bursts of brilliant light that seemingly obliterate anything in its path, perhaps even sending it outside time. The device can only be...

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