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19th Jun '18 3:29:38 PM StFan
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* In 2005 the UK Independence Party or UKIP, a Euro Sceptic party, [[ScareCampaign decided to portray]] the EU as a Giant Blue Octopus [[{{Kaiju}} attacking London]] with CombatTentacles in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgfQwhKkVR8 this]] Party Political Broadcast.
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* ''ComicBook/ThePunisher'': One arc centered around the sole survivor of one of Frank's raids. The guy had taken a bullet in the head a few years before and was never the same afterwards, having developed an obsession with GiantSquid (sorry, Architeuthis) and spending his free time scuba-diving the waters of NewYorkCity looking for one (yes, in the actual harbor. Even the other mafiosi know nothing about marine biology and can see the flaw in his reasoning). He's haunted by the ghosts of his fellow criminals who demand he avenge them, and very nearly manages it by luring Frank into a warehouse gunfight and blowing it up. He holds Frank at gunpoint on the docks and would have killed him... if it wasn't for an actual GiantSquid grabbing and eating him.

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* ''ComicBook/ThePunisher'': One arc centered around the sole survivor of one of Frank's raids. The guy had taken a bullet in the head a few years before and was never the same afterwards, having developed an obsession with GiantSquid (sorry, Architeuthis) and spending his free time scuba-diving the waters of NewYorkCity UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity looking for one (yes, in the actual harbor. Even the other mafiosi know nothing about marine biology and can see the flaw in his reasoning). He's haunted by the ghosts of his fellow criminals who demand he avenge them, and very nearly manages it by luring Frank into a warehouse gunfight and blowing it up. He holds Frank at gunpoint on the docks and would have killed him... if it wasn't for an actual GiantSquid grabbing and eating him.him.
* The [[FrancoBelgianComics Franco-Belgian Comic]] series ''Les Petits Hommes'' features, during an escapade to {{Atlantis}}, a pair of squids attacking belligerent Atlantean and fishmen. Not ''giant'' squids per se, but for those {{Lilliputians}} they're quite the same thing.



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* Occasionally showed up on ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'', usually in the role of the traditional household pet. Somehow, they never seemed to need water.
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* Kalmah from ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' commanded an army of giant squids while he lived in the Pit. Ever since he got turned back into an air-breather, they probably don't follow him anymore.
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* Occasionally showed up on ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'', usually in the role of the traditional household pet. Somehow, they never seemed to need water.

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* Occasionally showed up on ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'', usually in In ''VideoGame/ProPinballFantasticJourney'', the role player must fight off a Giant Octopus as part of the traditional household pet. Somehow, they never seemed to need water.Submarine Adventure.
* ''Pinball/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' has the Kraken, which must be killed as part of the game.



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* In ''VideoGame/ProPinballFantasticJourney'', the player must fight off a Giant Octopus as part of the Submarine Adventure.
* ''Pinball/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' has the Kraken, which must be killed as part of the game.
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* In 2005 the UK Independence Party or UKIP, a Euro Sceptic party, [[ScareCampaign decided to portray]] the EU as a Giant Blue Octopus [[{{Kaiju}} attacking London]] with CombatTentacles in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgfQwhKkVR8 this]] Party Political Broadcast.
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* Kalmah from ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' commanded an army of giant squids while he lived in the Pit. Ever since he got turned back into an air-breather, they probably don't follow him anymore.
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6th Jun '18 10:04:13 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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[[caption-width-right:350:Well, this one's a giant ''octopus'', but you get the picture.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Well, [[caption-width-right:350:Or in this one's case, a giant ''octopus'', but you get the picture.octopus.]]
6th Jun '18 10:03:39 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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[[caption-width-right:350:Well, this one's an octopus, but you get the picture.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Well, this one's an octopus, a giant ''octopus'', but you get the picture.]]
6th Jun '18 10:03:21 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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[[caption-width-right:350:Well, this one's a giant ''octopus'', but you get the picture.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Well, this one's a giant ''octopus'', an octopus, but you get the picture.]]
6th Jun '18 10:02:58 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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[[caption-width-right:350:But that's an octopus!]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:But that's an octopus!]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Well, this one's a giant ''octopus'', but you get the picture.]]
27th May '18 10:27:18 AM Mukademaoh
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* Being a series set in a world composed mostly by oceans, ''Manga/OnePiece'' has the Strawhats encountering a Giant Squid early on in the stomach of a colossal whale. Later on they also encounter [[KrakenAndLeviathan a Kraken]], which is a gigantic orange octupus with several tentacles.
* Among the various creatures in ''Manga/{{Toriko}}'', we have the massive Megaoctopus (a beast seemingly composed of nothing but tentacles) and other squid and/or octopus-like beasties, ending up with one of the Gourmet World's strongest residents, the Yamatako {{Orochi}}, a truly colossal monster with a LampreyMouth and hydra-like tentacles tipped with living heads. There's also the King of the World of Souls, who's a Giant Squid man named "King Enma Squid".
* Byro's trump card in ''Manga/FairyTail'' is a potion that [[OneWingedAngel turns him]] into a {{Kaiju}} sized one, albeit with [[ArtisticLicenseBiology suckers on the outside of the tentacles]].
* In ''Manga/SoulEater'', a mutated giant squid emerges from a river in [[MisplacedWildlife the Amazon]] to attack the heroes. It was apparently artificially modified by Arachne's magic to turn gigantic, ferocious and [[AntiMagic immune to sorcery]].
* The revived monk Seikai Miyoshi from ''Manga/{{Yaiba}}'' transforms into a giant red octopus to fight (a pun on the fact that monks, due to their shaved heads, are often called "octopi").
* Elder Pael from ''Manga/SazanEyes'' resembles a colossal squid the size of an airplane, with an incredibly elongated body and a prawn-like head. Justified, since Hyoma like himself can take mix-and-match forms thanks to their ability to merge and assimilate other creatures.
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23rd May '18 1:06:09 PM Hjortron18
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->''...Just so you understand exactly what it is you're dealing with: besides its eight huge tentacles, this thing has two whips. Each one is probably as long as this room and three or four feet thick. Those whips are covered with suction cups as big as this notepad. In the center of each cup is a claw as big as my fist and razor-sharp. The squid grabs and impales its prey with those whips and drags it towards its beak, shredding the flesh as it goes, and these things can shred a one-hundred-pound tuna in five seconds. Its beak is like an eagle's, only it's about fifty times bigger and can bite through steel. Now, you make a mistake trying to kill this thing, and it gets you first...you pray to God those whips kill you before you get to that beak.''

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->''...->''"...Just so you understand exactly what it is you're dealing with: besides its eight huge tentacles, this thing has two whips. Each one is probably as long as this room and three or four feet thick. Those whips are covered with suction cups as big as this notepad. In the center of each cup is a claw as big as my fist and razor-sharp. The squid grabs and impales its prey with those whips and drags it towards its beak, shredding the flesh as it goes, and these things can shred a one-hundred-pound tuna in five seconds. Its beak is like an eagle's, only it's about fifty times bigger and can bite through steel. Now, you make a mistake trying to kill this thing, and it gets you first...you pray to God those whips kill you before you get to that beak.''"''
25th Feb '18 5:54:40 PM nombretomado
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* The Dreadnoughts' "Mary the One-Eyed Prostitute, Who Fought the Colossal Squid and Saved Us From Certain Death on the High Seas, God Rest Her One-Eyed Soul" is pretty SelfExplanatory.

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* The Dreadnoughts' "Mary the One-Eyed Prostitute, Who Fought the Colossal Squid and Saved Us From Certain Death on the High Seas, God Rest Her One-Eyed Soul" is pretty SelfExplanatory.Administrivia/SelfExplanatory.
3rd Feb '18 12:23:09 PM nombretomado
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* The final BonusBoss of ''[[NavalOps Warship Gunner 2]]'' is a giant squid that can sink ships with a blast of high-pressure ink or lasers. But it's a giant, flattened and dried squid.

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* The final BonusBoss of ''[[NavalOps ''[[VideoGame/NavalOps Warship Gunner 2]]'' is a giant squid that can sink ships with a blast of high-pressure ink or lasers. But it's a giant, flattened and dried squid.
29th Jan '18 5:27:53 AM morane
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Aside from being a plentiful source of low grade calamari [[note]] ''Extremely'' low-grade. They use ammonia to help them stay afloat, and ammonia is ''definitely'' not good eats. [[/note]], Giant Squid are just as appetizingly useful for their role as {{Sea Monster}}s roaming the deep, attacking boats full of ''Film/CutthroatIsland'' extras and being an all round menace to the high seas.

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Aside from being a plentiful source of low grade calamari [[note]] ''Extremely'' low-grade. They use ammonia to help them stay afloat, and ammonia is ''definitely'' not good eats. (Unless, of course, you are a Finn and like ''salmiakki''.) [[/note]], Giant Squid are just as appetizingly useful for their role as {{Sea Monster}}s roaming the deep, attacking boats full of ''Film/CutthroatIsland'' extras and being an all round menace to the high seas.
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