My top 9 colossi

My favourite colossi from Team Ico's Shadow of the Colossus listed in order of my relative affection for them.  I'm probably rating them not just based on the traits of the colossi themselves but on the the overall experience of encountering them and battling against them, which is influenced, among other things, by how I first caught a glimpse of each one, the strategies I needed to defeat them and the surrounding environment that they form a part of.
Why top 9 you ask?  That's simply how many of the colossi battles really stand out for me when I think back.  The others were good as well, but these just felt particularly special.

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Posted by ahoodedfigure

Any particular order? :)
Excellent list for an excellent game

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Posted by nintendoeats

TBH, the Eleventh was the one that made me stop playing SoTC. I still want to finish it, but that 11th almost felt like somebody cautiously decelerating after going from 0 to 180 in 20 seconds.

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Posted by RagingLion
@nintendoeats: Hmmm, I guess they just wanted to mix it up a little and I don't begrudge them for that even if doesn't have the initial impact that the scale of the others allow.  In any case, as this list attests to, I can highly recommend pushing on to experience the 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th colossi.
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Posted by TheGreatGuero

I certainly agree on the top slot. Probably more too, but I can't remember them all to decide myself. Anyway, reading this brings back scary/creepy memories. It was a pretty creepy game now that I think about it, though at the time I don't think it frightened me all that much.

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Posted by swamplord666

Good list! although i would have added the lizard colossus instead of the eleventh one