Arms and legs
|Appearance(s)||Prince of Persia: Warrior Within|
These giants are attired with armour, (although there are specimens with naked torsos) and carry iron headgear on their heads. Despite their patchwork appearance, the Brutes are easily one of Island's most dangerous warriors -- used to protect the palace's sensitive areas, owing to their massive size and strength.
Brutes attack the Prince simply by approaching him and then often trying to pummel him with their massive fists and feet. Doing so can also often create damaging shockwaves. They also try to literally run over the Prince. The prince can only kill them by hacking at their heels, which are the only reachable areas of their bodies without armour. After hitting the heels enough, the brute will fall to its knees, giving the prince time to crawl onto its back and start hitting it's neck. While the prince is hitting the brute's neck, the giant will attempt to grab the prince and throw him, before which he has to jump off its neck, or it will throw him off its neck, damaging him severely, and if unlucky enough, sent flying into deep pits or spiked areas, killing him, or, at the least, leaving him near-dead. After enough damage is dealt, the prince will stab it in the neck, then jump off as it falls to its knees and melts away. While the Brute is incredibly powerful, it is not particularly intelligent. It is not uncommon for the lumbering beast to wander from the area it is meant to defend, destroying bits of the Palace in its wake.
At one point in the game, there is a brute that will throw Spike Beasts at the prince as exploding projectiles.
The strongest brute is the Thrall. It has a tough body and the player may have to slow down time to be safer with it. There are a total of 4 brutes in the game, including the Thrall. The regular brutes are found in the mechanical tower and re-spawn after each visit to the tower.
The Two ThronesEdit
The Brute from The Two Thrones is of a green color and a more plant-like look (most likely as the level's name has reference to a garden in the Two Thrones, while in Rival Swords the level's name is simply, 'the Brute'), and is called the Stone Golem. Due to speed killing, which is new to the trilogy, you can ride the Stone Golem, much like 'Cyclops Riding' in the God of War series. However, it is made of stones, trees, and vines, thus implying that the Golem is a Brute in essence, but not quite literally or visually.