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* Especially common in ''TabletopGame/{{Mortasheen}}'', most notably with [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/malignus.htm Malignus]]' homage to the [[Franchise/{{Hellraiser}} Cenobites]], [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/septacle.htm Septacle]], who also happens to be a toilet and [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/underfiend.htm Underfiend]], whose tentacles are of both the [[CombatTentacles combat]] and naughty variety.


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* Especially common in ''WebOriginal/{{Mortasheen}}'', most notably with [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/malignus.htm Malignus]]' homage to the [[Franchise/{{Hellraiser}} Cenobites]], [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/septacle.htm Septacle]], who also happens to be a toilet and [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/underfiend.htm Underfiend]], whose tentacles are of both the [[CombatTentacles combat]] and naughty variety.
11th Mar '17 1:35:48 AM jormis29
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Stormbringer}}''. In the ''TabletopGame/{{Stormbringer}} Companion'' supplement the Kyrenee monster is made up of tentacles covered with an [[PoisonIsCorrosive acid-based poison]] that causes serious damage to its victims and corrodes weapons that strike it.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Stormbringer}}''. ''TabletopGame/{{Stormbringer}}'': In the ''TabletopGame/{{Stormbringer}} Companion'' supplement the Kyrenee monster is made up of tentacles covered with an [[PoisonIsCorrosive acid-based poison]] that causes serious damage to its victims and corrodes weapons that strike it.



* Chaosium's supplement ''All the Worlds' Monsters'' Volume III

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* Chaosium's Creator/{{Chaosium}}'s supplement ''All the Worlds' Monsters'' Volume III
11th Feb '17 4:42:55 PM Xtifr
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* Avalon Hill's ''Powers & Perils'' RPG, ''Heroes'' magazine Volume 2 #2 article "The Sea of Tears". The Kraken is a sea monster with four long octopoid tentacles that extend from their head. They use them to grab and crush things they want to eat, including ships (to eat their crews).

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* Avalon Hill's Creator/AvalonHill's ''Powers & Perils'' RPG, ''Heroes'' magazine Volume 2 #2 article "The Sea of Tears". The Kraken is a sea monster with four long octopoid tentacles that extend from their head. They use them to grab and crush things they want to eat, including ships (to eat their crews).
26th Jan '17 7:01:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* The [[StarCraft Zerg]] base defenses, Sunken Colonies, attack with a giant burrowing tentacle.

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* ''VideoGame/StarCraft'': The [[StarCraft Zerg]] Zerg base defenses, Sunken Colonies, attack with a giant burrowing tentacle.
6th Jan '17 2:19:19 PM StFan
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgfQwhKkVR8 This]] 2005 [[AttackOfThePoliticalAd Party Political Broadcast]] by UKIP, the UK Independence Party, whose main schtick is Euro Scepticism "personifies" the EU as a evil [[GiantSquid giant blue octopus]] that takes over Parliament and uses its combat tentacles to [[{{Kaiju}} attack London]].
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* [[KrakenAndLeviathan The kraken]] is a textbook example. See ThatOtherWiki for more [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kraken_in_popular_culture examples]].
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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation''
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-252 SCP-252 ("Humboldt Squid")]]. This small squid can use MassHypnosis to cause anyone looking at it to see it as a giant monster with up to 200 limbs, including suckered tentacles up to 5 meters long.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-299 SCP-299 ("Infectious Tree")]]. SCP-299 has vine-like tendrils that are up to 2 meters long. It uses them to grab its prey when they get too close to it.
** [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-312 SCP-312 ("Atmospheric Jellyfish")]]. After SCP-312 sucks a victim into the air with its atmospheric vortex it stings it with its tentacles and paralyzes it, then digests it.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-354 SCP-354 ("The Red Pool")]]. When the monster SCP-354-14 appeared in the Pool it used 5 octopus-like tentacles to grab several D-class personnel and pull them into the Pool.
** [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-440 SCP-440 ("Sand-Based Ecology")]]. SCP-440-2 ("Rocktopods") are made up of sand and look like squids or octopi. They can throw rocks with their tentacles.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-466 SCP-466 ("Mobile Veins")]]. The vessels of SCP-466's cardiovascular systems (veins and arteries) can be used as tentacles to grasp and constrict. After it acquired additional cardiovascular systems the vessels became more powerful and developed barbs on the ends that can inflict damage.
** [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-610 SCP-610 ("The Flesh that Hates")]], "[[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-610-l5 SCP-610-L5 - Manned exploration of the Site A tunnels]]". While the assault team is escaping from the underground church a tendril emerges from the ground, grabs one of them and flings them away. The tendril came from a SCP-610 infected creature hiding under the ground.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-783 SCP-783 ("Baba Yaga's Cottage")]]. In [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/interview-log-783-1 Interview Log 783-1]] one of the animals mutated by entering the Cottage grows tentacles powerful enough to grab a human being.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-835 SCP-835 ("Expunged Data Released")]]. SCP-835 has tentacles that it uses to grab victims and pull them into itself for conversion.
** [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-864 SCP-864 ("Efficient Washbasin")]]. When filled with water, SCP-864 can generate tentacles that can grab nearby people.
** [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-929 SCP-929 ("The Cuckoo")]]. When SCP-929 is attacked its head will split open and tentacles will emerge from it. SCP-929 uses these tentacles to strangle, strike and lash its attackers.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1158 SCP-1158 ("Arboreal Jellyfish Puppeteers")]]. SCP-1158 is an airborne, carnivorous predator that resembles a large Portuguese man-o-war (jellyfish). It hides in treetops and dangles prehensile dactylozooid polyp bundles that look like vines down to the forest floor. When the tentacles touch an animal they wrap around its limbs and inject a paralyzing poison. When the victim is immobilized they enter all of its orifices and deliver digestive enzymes that dissolve the animal's internal organs, then absorb the residue.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1512 SCP-1512 ("Irrational Root")]]. SCP-1512 is an EldritchAbomination that weighs more than 80,000 metric tons and has root-like tendrils several hundred meters long. The tendrils secrete a corrosive slime that causes chemical burns, disorientation and vertigo. They are completely immune to most forms of attack and can break through concrete and steel plate.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1583 SCP-1583 ("It Only Makes Us Stronger")]]. When a container of SCP-1583 is opened a large tentacle will come out, grab any people nearby and pull them into its mass, which will dissolve their bodies.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1936 SCP-1936 ("Daleport")]]. One of the entities in Daleport is a creature the size of an adult human with multiple tentacles. One of its tentacles can decapitate a human being in one blow and multiple tentacles can rip a human being to shreds.

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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation''
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-252 SCP-252 ("Humboldt Squid")]]. This small squid can use MassHypnosis to cause anyone looking at it to see it as a giant monster with up to 200 limbs, including suckered tentacles up to 5 meters long.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-299 SCP-299 ("Infectious Tree")]]. SCP-299 has vine-like tendrils that are up to 2 meters long. It uses them to grab its prey when they get too close to it.
** [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-312 SCP-312 ("Atmospheric Jellyfish")]]. After SCP-312 sucks a victim into the air with its atmospheric vortex it stings it with its tentacles and paralyzes it, then digests it.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-354 SCP-354 ("The Red Pool")]]. When the monster SCP-354-14 appeared in the Pool it used 5 octopus-like tentacles to grab several D-class personnel and pull them into the Pool.
** [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-440 SCP-440 ("Sand-Based Ecology")]]. SCP-440-2 ("Rocktopods") are made up of sand and look like squids or octopi. They can throw rocks with their tentacles.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-466 SCP-466 ("Mobile Veins")]].
[[KrakenAndLeviathan The vessels of SCP-466's cardiovascular systems (veins and arteries) can be used as tentacles to grasp and constrict. After it acquired additional cardiovascular systems the vessels became kraken]] is a textbook example. See ThatOtherWiki for more powerful and developed barbs on the ends that can inflict damage.
** [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-610 SCP-610 ("The Flesh that Hates")]], "[[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-610-l5 SCP-610-L5 - Manned exploration of the Site A tunnels]]". While the assault team is escaping from the underground church a tendril emerges from the ground, grabs one of them and flings them away. The tendril came from a SCP-610 infected creature hiding under the ground.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-783 SCP-783 ("Baba Yaga's Cottage")]]. In [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/interview-log-783-1 Interview Log 783-1]] one of the animals mutated by entering the Cottage grows tentacles powerful enough to grab a human being.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-835 SCP-835 ("Expunged Data Released")]]. SCP-835 has tentacles that it uses to grab victims and pull them into itself for conversion.
** [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-864 SCP-864 ("Efficient Washbasin")]]. When filled with water, SCP-864 can generate tentacles that can grab nearby people.
** [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-929 SCP-929 ("The Cuckoo")]]. When SCP-929 is attacked its head will split open and tentacles will emerge from it. SCP-929 uses these tentacles to strangle, strike and lash its attackers.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1158 SCP-1158 ("Arboreal Jellyfish Puppeteers")]]. SCP-1158 is an airborne, carnivorous predator that resembles a large Portuguese man-o-war (jellyfish). It hides in treetops and dangles prehensile dactylozooid polyp bundles that look like vines down to the forest floor. When the tentacles touch an animal they wrap around its limbs and inject a paralyzing poison. When the victim is immobilized they enter all of its orifices and deliver digestive enzymes that dissolve the animal's internal organs, then absorb the residue.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1512 SCP-1512 ("Irrational Root")]]. SCP-1512 is an EldritchAbomination that weighs more than 80,000 metric tons and has root-like tendrils several hundred meters long. The tendrils secrete a corrosive slime that causes chemical burns, disorientation and vertigo. They are completely immune to most forms of attack and can break through concrete and steel plate.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1583 SCP-1583 ("It Only Makes Us Stronger")]]. When a container of SCP-1583 is opened a large tentacle will come out, grab any people nearby and pull them into its mass, which will dissolve their bodies.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1936 SCP-1936 ("Daleport")]]. One of the entities in Daleport is a creature the size of an adult human with multiple tentacles. One of its tentacles can decapitate a human being in one blow and multiple tentacles can rip a human being to shreds.
[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kraken_in_popular_culture examples]].



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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation''
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-252 SCP-252 ("Humboldt Squid")]]. This small squid can use MassHypnosis to cause anyone looking at it to see it as a giant monster with up to 200 limbs, including suckered tentacles up to 5 meters long.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-299 SCP-299 ("Infectious Tree")]]. SCP-299 has vine-like tendrils that are up to 2 meters long. It uses them to grab its prey when they get too close to it.
** [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-312 SCP-312 ("Atmospheric Jellyfish")]]. After SCP-312 sucks a victim into the air with its atmospheric vortex it stings it with its tentacles and paralyzes it, then digests it.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-354 SCP-354 ("The Red Pool")]]. When the monster SCP-354-14 appeared in the Pool it used 5 octopus-like tentacles to grab several D-class personnel and pull them into the Pool.
** [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-440 SCP-440 ("Sand-Based Ecology")]]. SCP-440-2 ("Rocktopods") are made up of sand and look like squids or octopi. They can throw rocks with their tentacles.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-466 SCP-466 ("Mobile Veins")]]. The vessels of SCP-466's cardiovascular systems (veins and arteries) can be used as tentacles to grasp and constrict. After it acquired additional cardiovascular systems the vessels became more powerful and developed barbs on the ends that can inflict damage.
** [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-610 SCP-610 ("The Flesh that Hates")]], "[[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-610-l5 SCP-610-L5 - Manned exploration of the Site A tunnels]]". While the assault team is escaping from the underground church a tendril emerges from the ground, grabs one of them and flings them away. The tendril came from a SCP-610 infected creature hiding under the ground.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-783 SCP-783 ("Baba Yaga's Cottage")]]. In [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/interview-log-783-1 Interview Log 783-1]] one of the animals mutated by entering the Cottage grows tentacles powerful enough to grab a human being.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-835 SCP-835 ("Expunged Data Released")]]. SCP-835 has tentacles that it uses to grab victims and pull them into itself for conversion.
** [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-864 SCP-864 ("Efficient Washbasin")]]. When filled with water, SCP-864 can generate tentacles that can grab nearby people.
** [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-929 SCP-929 ("The Cuckoo")]]. When SCP-929 is attacked its head will split open and tentacles will emerge from it. SCP-929 uses these tentacles to strangle, strike and lash its attackers.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1158 SCP-1158 ("Arboreal Jellyfish Puppeteers")]]. SCP-1158 is an airborne, carnivorous predator that resembles a large Portuguese man-o-war (jellyfish). It hides in treetops and dangles prehensile dactylozooid polyp bundles that look like vines down to the forest floor. When the tentacles touch an animal they wrap around its limbs and inject a paralyzing poison. When the victim is immobilized they enter all of its orifices and deliver digestive enzymes that dissolve the animal's internal organs, then absorb the residue.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1512 SCP-1512 ("Irrational Root")]]. SCP-1512 is an EldritchAbomination that weighs more than 80,000 metric tons and has root-like tendrils several hundred meters long. The tendrils secrete a corrosive slime that causes chemical burns, disorientation and vertigo. They are completely immune to most forms of attack and can break through concrete and steel plate.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1583 SCP-1583 ("It Only Makes Us Stronger")]]. When a container of SCP-1583 is opened a large tentacle will come out, grab any people nearby and pull them into its mass, which will dissolve their bodies.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1936 SCP-1936 ("Daleport")]]. One of the entities in Daleport is a creature the size of an adult human with multiple tentacles. One of its tentacles can decapitate a human being in one blow and multiple tentacles can rip a human being to shreds.



* Carmilla (Sara Waite) in the WhateleyUniverse works of fiction. Not too surprising given that her father is Gothmog, demon of lust, while his mother is Shub-Niggurath - and she's related to Cthulhu on her mother's side. She can launch tentacles out of any part of her body, and those tentacles may then have mouths or eyes or worse if she wants. She has killed several people (and a LOT of animals) by thrusting her tentacles into them and eating their souls. She has used them as Naughty Tentacles too: at least one side character is now pregnant from this. Oh, by the way, she's one of the good guys in this universe.
* [[Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos The Slender Man's]] default appearance is a [[TheBlank faceless]], [[NoodlePeople abnormally tall and thin]] man, but his arms will sometimes become these (or be supplemented by them) if he's feeling particularly aggressive. This usually results in VisualEffectsOfAwesome, because most of the people making videos that have tentacles know what they're doing. [[SturgeonsLaw Naturally, this isn't always the case.]]
* ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'': Lasher is a mercenary supervillain whose costume includes two coiled, steel whips he can use to great effect.

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* Carmilla (Sara Waite) in the WhateleyUniverse ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'' works of fiction. Not too surprising given that her father is Gothmog, demon of lust, while his mother is Shub-Niggurath - -- and she's related to Cthulhu on her mother's side. She can launch tentacles out of any part of her body, and those tentacles may then have mouths or eyes or worse if she wants. She has killed several people (and a LOT of animals) by thrusting her tentacles into them and eating their souls. She has used them as Naughty Tentacles too: at least one side character is now pregnant from this. Oh, by the way, she's one of the good guys in this universe.
* [[Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos ''Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos'': The Slender Man's]] Man's default appearance is a [[TheBlank faceless]], [[NoodlePeople abnormally tall and thin]] man, but his arms will sometimes become these (or be supplemented by them) if he's feeling particularly aggressive. This usually results in VisualEffectsOfAwesome, because most of the people making videos that have tentacles know what they're doing. [[SturgeonsLaw Naturally, this isn't always the case.]]
* ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'': ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'':
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Lasher is a mercenary supervillain whose costume includes two coiled, steel whips he can use to great effect.



* 99% of the {{Eldritch Abomination}}s in ''LittleLennyPenguinAndTheGreatRedFlood'' possess CombatTentacles. Not only do they pack a punch, but, given the right circumstances, they can morph virtually anyone in their grasps into fellow eldritches.

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* 99% of the {{Eldritch Abomination}}s in ''LittleLennyPenguinAndTheGreatRedFlood'' ''WebOriginal/LittleLennyPenguinAndTheGreatRedFlood'' possess CombatTentacles. Not only do they pack a punch, but, given the right circumstances, they can morph virtually anyone in their grasps into fellow eldritches.



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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgfQwhKkVR8 This]] 2005 [[AttackOfThePoliticalAd Party Political Broadcast]] by UKIP, the UK Independence Party, whose main schtick is Euro Scepticism "personifies" the EU as a evil [[GiantSquid giant blue octopus]] that takes over Parliament and uses its combat tentacles to [[{{Kaiju}} attack London]].
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* Octopi [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9A-oxUMAy8 have been observed]] to ambush sharks and kill them.
** Scuba divers also have to be careful not to stumble upon octopi. The result can be fatal to one or both of them.

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* Octopi [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9A-oxUMAy8 have been observed]] to ambush sharks and kill them.
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them. Scuba divers also have to be careful not to stumble upon octopi. The result can be fatal to one or both of them.



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* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' enemy Worldkiller-1 -whom she fought in the ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' story arc-. Its body could form a mass of inky, gelatinous tendrils to seize his enemies and take over their bodies.

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* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' enemy Worldkiller-1 -whom she fought in the ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' story arc-. ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'':
** ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'': [[EldritchAbomination Worldkiller-1]].
Its body could form a mass of inky, gelatinous tendrils to seize his enemies and take over their bodies.bodies.
** ''ComicBook/SupergirlCosmicAdventuresInTheEightGrade'': Comicbook/LexLuthor's ship "the Mighty Lexsoar 7"- is armed with metallic tentacles, forged from psycho-reactive metals. The more their prey struggles, the tighter they squeeze.
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* ComicBook/{{Brainiac}}'s Skull-Ship.

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* As seen in ''Comicbook/SupermanBrainiac'', ComicBook/{{Brainiac}}'s Skull-Ship.Skull-Ship and robots are armed with long, spiky metallic tentacles.
28th Dec '16 4:08:38 PM MiddleEighth
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*Bashaban the PLMC (Partial Liquid Metal Cyborg), a minor character in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'', can generate dozens of combat tentacles which can also combine into any object he can imagine, like hammers or glider wings. Too bad none of it is of any use when he's being [[MindOverMatter telekinetically spun around high in the air]] with nothing to grab.
13th Dec '16 6:27:15 PM Doug86
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*** ''Deities & Demigods Cyclopedia'' CthulhuMythos monsters: Cthulhu (x30 mouth), Azathoth (20 pseudopods), Cthugha (x2), Great Race (x2), Primordial One (x3), Shub-Niggurath (x1), Yog-Sothoth (x12)

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*** ''Deities & Demigods Cyclopedia'' CthulhuMythos Franchise/CthulhuMythos monsters: Cthulhu (x30 mouth), Azathoth (20 pseudopods), Cthugha (x2), Great Race (x2), Primordial One (x3), Shub-Niggurath (x1), Yog-Sothoth (x12)



** The queen of all offensive tentacles however, is Kimberry, better known as The Sea That Marched Against The Flame. She can create tentacles out of any liquid, including [[BloodyMurder spilled blood]]. And they are deadly poisonous. Her shintai charms turns you into giant monster made of very naughty tentacles, i.e. a [[CthulhuMythos shoggoth]].

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** The queen of all offensive tentacles however, is Kimberry, better known as The Sea That Marched Against The Flame. She can create tentacles out of any liquid, including [[BloodyMurder spilled blood]]. And they are deadly poisonous. Her shintai charms turns you into giant monster made of very naughty tentacles, i.e. a [[CthulhuMythos [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos shoggoth]].



* ''TabletopGames/CallOfCthulhu'': Many CthulhuMythos creatures have tentacles that can grab and/or damage opponents.

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* ''TabletopGames/CallOfCthulhu'': Many CthulhuMythos Franchise/CthulhuMythos creatures have tentacles that can grab and/or damage opponents.
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** While not as physical, Vel'Koz does use his tentacles in all of his attack and ability animations.
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