The Ice Titan is a resident of Olympus Coliseum, and one of the powerful Titans who serve Hades. He appears as a boss in the North American, PAL, and Final Mix versions of Kingdom Hearts, as well as in Kingdom Hearts Re:coded.
Following Sora's completion of the Hades Cup, the Ice Titan appears in Olympus Coliseum as the sole contender in the Gold Match. Sora enters the Gold Match alone and finds the colossal, ferocious giant of ice awaiting him inside the dim, darkened Coliseum. Sora takes the Ice Titan on in battle and proves to be victorious, earning the Diamond Dust Keychain for his trouble.
Kingdom Hearts Re:coded
The Ice Titan is the last of the four sources of the bugs in Olympus Coliseum, and resides deep within the Keyhole, on Layer 30. Together, Data-Sora, Hercules, and Cloud are able to defeat him and fix the world's code.
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The Ice Titan easily defeats Sora in a match in the Hades Cup.
The Ice Titan is a gigantic, emaciated, humanoid being that is, true to his name, composed entirely of ice. He has fairly long arms that end in clawed, four-fingered hands. His icy ribcage is always visible, and his upper back is lined by tall spikes. His head is rather small in comparison to the rest of his body. His blocky mouth is filled with sharp teeth, and his eyes are small and barely visible. He has a spiky crest decorating the back of his head and cheeks. His upper legs are very thin, while his thicker lower legs are frozen to the ground, forcing the Ice Titan to constantly break and regenerate them to walk. The Ice Titan is actually a very small being of ice, not even reaching Sora's knee, but he is able to grow very large in order to tower over his opponents.
The Ice Titan's name references his frozen body, while "titan" is derived from the Titans of Greek mythology, which were loosely represented by the Ice Titan and his companions in Hercules.
Sora should set Firaga and Curaga in the shortcut menu. However, using any form of Aero magic causes the Ice Titan to simply use larger icicles which cannot be deflected, negating the benefit of Aero and removing the main method of damaging the Ice Titan.
The Ice Titan's primary method of attack is firing ice shards at Sora. Deflecting these ice shards back at the Ice Titan by using Guard is also the key to defeating the Ice Titan. Each time Sora deflects an ice shard, he is rewarded with 24 Tech Points (125 in Final Mix, with all Tech Boosts equipped). Once the Ice Titan has been hit with enough ice shards, he falls to his knees for a short period, making him vulnerable to air combos and Ragnarok. However, the Ice Titan expels a flurry of ice shards when he stands back up. The Ice Titan can also be damaged with Fire spells or Strike Raid. However, Fire spells take longer to hit than the deflected ice shards, while Strike Raid deals less damage and forces Sora to stand still, making him highly vulnerable to the Ice Titan's attacks. It is also possible to jump on the Ice Titan's hand when he strikes the ground, then ride it up to his head and land a few air combos before falling back to the ground.
The Ice Titan can also attack by summoning shards of ice from the ground, conjuring snowballs to fall on top of Sora, creating an icy mist to freeze Sora in place, and performing a technique that freezes Sora. Most of these moves can be avoided simply by constantly moving. The Ice Titan can also create patches of slick ice on the ground which will trip Sora, preventing him from attacking but making him temporarily unable to be hit. Sora should stay close to the corners when the Ice Titan angrily lifts his hands in the air, which only happens while the Ice Titan is on his yellow and green HP ranges. This allows Sora to dodge two of the Ice Titan's freezing techniques.
The Ice Titan also sends out shock waves from his feet whenever he moves, but staying in the bleachers throughout the fight allows Sora to avoid the attack, as well as providing a better view of the ice shards he shoots.
Kingdom Hearts Re:coded
The only real strategy to defeat the Ice Titan is to use Attack-L, Defense-L, and Auto-Block-L. The Ice Titan is, however, weak to fire-based attacks, so have commands that give Sora the move Explosion, and cast healing spells once any party members are low on HP. The Ice Titan can damage Sora if his attacks aren't blocked and can hit harder if Sora doesn't have Defense-L active. In addition to the ones mentioned above, have Reload-L and/or Reload-Boost-L, if using magic. Have Auto-Life-L put on Sora (mainly), Hercules, or Cloud, if close to losing.
The Ice Titan first appears in Disney's 1997 animated feature, Hercules, voiced by Jim Ward. Known in Disney canon as "Hydros," he wreaks havoc eons before the events of the film, along with his fellow Titans. The Titans' rampage is stopped by Zeus, however, and they are all imprisoned in a cage of lightning deep beneath the sea. Eighteen years after the birth of Hercules, Hades, the Lord of the Dead, steals the young hero's godly strength and uses his power to unleash Hydros and the other Titans. Hades, playing off of the Titans' lust for vengeance against Zeus, then proceeds to use the gigantic creatures to take over Mount Olympus, as it was foretold to him long ago in a prophecy made by the three Fates.
Together with the Lava Titan, Pyros, Hydros traps Zeus in a prison of ice and lava, but before Hades can "get too comfortable" as the new ruler of Mount Olympus, Hercules intervenes and begins to free the various gods and goddesses Hades has captured. Enraged, Hades demands that Hydros and the other Titans stop Hercules, but the young hero easily deflects the icicles Hydros throws at him. Attempting to trap Hercules once more using his icy breath, Hydros ends up freezing Hades, at which point Hercules manages to free Zeus. Zeus is able to topple the Rock Titan, Lythos, with renewed strength, prompting Hydros and the other Titans to flee Mount Olympus despite Hades's objections. Before the Titans can escape, however, Hercules grabs the Wind Titan, Stratos, and uses him to suck up the remaining Titans. Hercules hurls Stratos into space, and Hydros and his Titan brethren are vanquished forever in an intense explosion.
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