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22nd Jan '17 3:17:48 PM Luppercus
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* Hedwig the BigBad of ''WesternAnimation/SabansAdventuresOfTheLittleMermaid'' has an orange giant octopus as one of her minions.
9th Nov '16 1:27:40 PM nombretomado
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* The JonathanCoulton song "I Crush Everything" is sung from the perspective of a giant squid. It suffers from extreme loneliness, because (as the title hints) it can't touch anything without dragging it down to the bottom of the sea and destroying it. And it ''really'' hates dolphins. So, ''sad'' cephalopod.

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* The JonathanCoulton Music/JonathanCoulton song "I Crush Everything" is sung from the perspective of a giant squid. It suffers from extreme loneliness, because (as the title hints) it can't touch anything without dragging it down to the bottom of the sea and destroying it. And it ''really'' hates dolphins. So, ''sad'' cephalopod.
9th Oct '16 10:18:40 AM erforce
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* The Kraken from ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean''. Though far bigger than any real squid (thereby really earning its Kraken title).

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* The Kraken from ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean''.''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean''. Though far bigger than any real squid (thereby really earning its Kraken title).
8th Aug '16 6:55:51 PM MrNickelodeon
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* In ''Ride/PopeyeAndBlutosBilgeRatBarges'' at [[Ride/UniversalStudios Universal's Islands of Adventure]], the guests have a run-in with giant octopus when their raft enters a dark cave.
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30th Jul '16 1:46:43 AM TheGrandestDad
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* The Big Octo from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker''. By ''GOD'', the Big Octo. Basically to sum it up, it's a giant squid that is always preceded by a large flock of seagulls, and will try to suck in your boat if you go near said seagulls, at which point you must attack several places on its body with your boomerang.
25th Jul '16 12:34:27 AM Dark_Lord_
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* The giant squid from ''Literature/HarryPotter''. It seems to care about the students, as on one occasion Fred + George are seen tickling it, and on another it puts a first year who had fallen into the lake back into the boat.

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* The giant squid from ''Literature/HarryPotter''. It seems ''Literature/HarryPotter'' is a rare benevolent example. Living in the lake near Hogwarts, this giant squid is a friendly docile creature who likes to care about play with the students, as on one occasion since Fred + and George are were seen tickling it, its tentacles, accepts food from them and on another it puts a even saved one first year student who had fallen fell into the lake back into water. Writer J.K. Rowling joked that this particular giant squid is actually the boat.[[{{Animorphism}} Animagus form]] of Godric Gryffindor, one of the legendary founders of Hogwarts, still watching over Hogwarts to this day.
3rd Jul '16 5:54:50 PM nombretomado
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* Kalmah from ''Franchise/{{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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* Kalmah from ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' ''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.
29th Jun '16 4:15:14 PM TonyG
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* In ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory'' (the sequel to ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo''), Dory, Marlin and Nemo have a brief encounter with a giant squid hiding in a shipwreck.
28th Jun '16 4:07:50 PM Nippertipper
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** There is only one verifiable story of a giant squid attacking a boat (a rowboat, not a ship), and even then the only reason it was verifiable was because the people attacked brought back proof--a tentacle that a young boy traveling with them chopped off of the animal. In the rare instance a human interacts with a living giant squid these days, the massive cephalopods come off as {{Gentle Giant}}s.

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** There is only one verifiable story of a giant squid attacking a small boat (a (in this case a rowboat, not a ship), and even then the only reason it was verifiable was because the people attacked brought back proof--a tentacle that a young boy traveling with them chopped off of the animal. In the rare instance a human interacts with a living giant squid these days, the massive cephalopods come off as {{Gentle Giant}}s.
26th Jun '16 5:20:46 AM Sabrewing
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* The ''VideoGame/EndlessOcean'' games both feature giant squids in their respective abyssal zones. The second game also has the giant squid's baby, Kraken Jr., who's only a couple of feet long and [[UglyCute amazingly adorable]] for a squid.

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* The ''VideoGame/EndlessOcean'' games both feature giant squids squid in their respective abyssal zones.zones, the second of whom will periodically tangle with a sperm whale, including during the storyline. The second game also has the giant squid's baby, Kraken Jr., who's only a couple of feet long and [[UglyCute amazingly adorable]] for a squid.
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