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18th Jan '18 7:47:40 PM foxley
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* ''Literature/TalesFromTheWhiteHart'': "Big Game Hunt" describes the efforts of an eccentric professor to study the electrical circuitry of the brain. After using his research to develop robotic creatures, he then tries to use electrical stimulation of the brain to control the behavior of animals. The professor's work is discovered by a wildlife photographer, who tries to exploit it to film a giant squid. While their attempt is initially successful, the equipment blows a fuse, and the squid kills both scientist and photographer.
23rd Dec '17 5:48:34 PM angie710
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Aside from being a plentiful source of low grade calamari, 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, 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.
5th Dec '17 3:33:51 PM schoi30
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* In ''WesternAnimation/RugratsGoWild'', Angelica attempts to scare the babies into thinking a giant squid might eat them, though Susie says otherwise. [[spoiler:An actual giant squid appears later on, though it turns out to be a GentleGiant ([[ShownTheirWork just like the real animal]]).]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/RugratsGoWild'', Angelica attempts to scare the babies into thinking a giant squid might eat them, though Susie says otherwise. [[spoiler:An actual giant squid appears later on, though unlike most examples it turns out to be a GentleGiant ([[ShownTheirWork just like the real animal]]).]]
5th Dec '17 3:33:31 PM schoi30
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* In ''WesternAnimation/RugratsGoWild'', Angelica attempts to scare the babies into thinking a giant squid might eat them, though Susie says otherwise. [[spoiler:An actual giant squid appears later on, though it turns out to be a GentleGiant ([[ShownTheirWork just like the real animal]]).]]
4th Nov '17 5:45:39 AM WiseWolf
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* Tusoteuthis, a distant ancestor of the modern-day vampire squid that generally ranged from 20-35 feet, was a fairly common denizen of the Cretaceous-era Kansas seas. Of course, given the [[DeathWorld nature]] of those seas, they were actually pretty low on the food chain. Fossil evidence shows that they were preyed upon by massive predatory fish, and it also stands to reason that they were regular prey items of mosasaurs. It says something about how nasty those seas were when a giant cephalopod was actually one of the less-threatening of the many predators roaming them.

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* Tusoteuthis, a distant ancestor of the modern-day vampire squid that generally ranged from 20-35 feet, was a fairly common denizen of the Cretaceous-era Kansas seas. Of course, given the [[DeathWorld nature]] of those seas, they were actually pretty low on the food chain. Fossil evidence shows that they were preyed upon by massive predatory fish, and it also stands to reason that they were regular prey items of mosasaurs. It says something about how nasty those seas were when a giant cephalopod of all things was actually one of the less-threatening of the many predators roaming them.
24th Oct '17 12:30:27 PM Chabal2
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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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* Seen as the cover morph in ''The Exposed'', the twenty-seventh book in the ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' series. Rachel's shown as the morpher, but the whole team morphs squids in the book.

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* Seen as the cover morph in ''The Exposed'', the twenty-seventh book in the ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' series. Rachel's shown as the morpher, but the whole team morphs squids in the book.book, having first morphed sperm whales to find the titular exposed Pemalite ship and the squids to reach the ship.
20th Oct '17 6:06:25 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* Hedwig the BigBad of ''WesternAnimation/SabansAdventuresOfTheLittleMermaid'' has an orange giant octopus as one of her minions.

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* Hedwig Hedwig, the BigBad of ''WesternAnimation/SabansAdventuresOfTheLittleMermaid'' ''WesternAnimation/SabansAdventuresOfTheLittleMermaid'', has an orange giant octopus as one of her minions.
3rd Oct '17 4:03:19 AM Willbyr
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[[caption-width:350:But that's an octopus!]]

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3rd Oct '17 4:03:09 AM Willbyr
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2nd Oct '17 8:50:33 PM Willbyr
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* A [[UpToEleven really, really]] Giant Squid is worshipped as a god on a planet where the Doctor and Romana seek the Key to Time in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial ''The Power of Kroll''.

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* A [[UpToEleven really, really]] Giant Squid is worshipped worshiped as a god on a planet where the Doctor and Romana seek the Key to Time in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial ''The Power of Kroll''.



* In ''[[VideoGame/ProPinballFantasticJourney Pro Pinball: Fantastic Journey]]'', the player must fight off a Giant Octopus as part of the Submarine Adventure.

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* In ''[[VideoGame/ProPinballFantasticJourney Pro Pinball: Fantastic Journey]]'', ''VideoGame/ProPinballFantasticJourney'', the player must fight off a Giant Octopus as part of the Submarine Adventure.



* One of ''EccoTheDolphin'''s more random enemies are giant [[strike:octopodes]] [[CallARabbitASmeerp Eight-Arms]]. There's plenty of pointy ammonites in {{Prehistoria}}, too.

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* One of ''EccoTheDolphin'''s ''VideoGame/EccoTheDolphin'''s more random enemies are giant [[strike:octopodes]] [[CallARabbitASmeerp Eight-Arms]]. There's plenty of pointy ammonites in {{Prehistoria}}, too.



* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' has that one time in Paris when [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20090320 someone had a scheme to raise giant squid in the sewers]].

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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' has ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'':
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that one time in Paris when [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20090320 someone had a scheme to raise giant squid in the sewers]].



* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giant_Squid Giant Squid]]... and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colossal_Squid Colossal Squid]]. Yes, they do exist. While a few stories circulate of boat being attacked by large squid, these creatures are mainly deep-water dwelling creatures, that mostly eat smaller prey. There have been reports of Giant Squid toothmarks on Sperm Whale skins which indicate that the two species regularly fight each other, but since Sperm Whales actively hunt them, these wounds may have been inflicted in self defense.

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* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giant_Squid Giant Squid]]... and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colossal_Squid Colossal Squid]]. Yes, they do exist. While a few stories circulate of boat boats being attacked by large squid, these creatures are mainly deep-water dwelling creatures, that mostly eat smaller prey. There have been reports of Giant Squid toothmarks on Sperm Whale skins which indicate that the two species regularly fight each other, but since Sperm Whales actively hunt them, these wounds may have been inflicted in self defense.
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