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25th Apr '16 11:50:46 AM Theriocephalus
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* ''Fanfic/OneWorld'': A Kraken attack is blamed for the disappearance and death of Bernard Gibbon and his squib partner. [[spoiler:In reality, they are killed in a firefight with MI-5 Agent Kim Hunter.]]
* ''FanFic/RomanceAndTheFateOfEquestria'': Evade identifies himself as a leviathan, though Soledad insists on calling him a Film/{{Sharktopus}}. Either way, [[LastOfHisKind hes the last one left]].
* ''Fanfic/TheElementsOfFriendship'': A Kraken is stated to have once threatened Aquastria before being driven off.
21st Apr '16 7:19:33 PM Theriocephalus
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** Outside of the actual Kraken and Leviathan creature types, there are creatures like absolutely ''gigantic'' [[http://magiccards.info/query?q=%21Colossal+Whale whales]] and the legendary octopus [[http://magiccards.info/query?q=%21Lorthos%2C+the+Tidemaker Lorthos, the Tidemaker]], a monster from Zendikar and incidentally the beast summoned by Kiora to take down the Eldrazi titans. [[spoiler: It didn't work. The titan Kozilek tore it half when they fought.]]
4th Apr '16 3:56:08 PM WillKeaton
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** There's a fossil whale species named ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Livyatan_melvillei Livyatan melvillei]] (from the Hebrew spelling of Leviathan and the author of Moby Dick). And it is pretty [[http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2010/6/30/1277901299026/Artists-impression-of-gia-002.jpg scary-looking]].

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** There's a fossil whale species named ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Livyatan_melvillei Livyatan melvillei]] (from the Hebrew spelling of Leviathan and the author of Moby Dick). And it is pretty [[http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2010/6/30/1277901299026/Artists-impression-of-gia-002.jpg scary-looking]].scary-looking.]]



** Then there's the [[http://squid.tepapa.govt.nz/ Colossal Squid]]. [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/61/Colossal_squid_caught_in_February_2007.jpg A live specimen was caught in 2007]], and initial estimates put its total length at 10 meters (33 feet) long before the tentacles shrank post-mortem. It's theorized that there may be even larger examples of the species in the wild, as the beak of the live specimen was smaller than what they'd found in the stomachs of sperm whales.

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** Then there's the [[http://squid.tepapa.govt.nz/ Colossal Squid]]. Squid.]] [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/61/Colossal_squid_caught_in_February_2007.jpg A live specimen was caught in 2007]], 2007,]] and initial estimates put its total length at 10 meters (33 feet) long before the tentacles shrank post-mortem. It's theorized that there may be even larger examples of the species in the wild, as the beak of the live specimen was smaller than what they'd found in the stomachs of sperm whales.
4th Apr '16 3:54:02 PM WillKeaton
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* ''VideoGame/TheWitcher2'' and its enormous huge [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CA5UJXZwyWs ''Kayran'']]. How he (it? SHE?!) actually manages to stay underwater undetected of Pontar river is a riddle.
* The final boss of ''VideoGame/MetalSlug 7/XX'' is called the [[http://metalslug.wikia.com/wiki/Kraken Kraken]]. It's a giant mechanical octopus that has six tentacles and is resting on a rock on top of lava. It's big enough that each of its tentacles is an instance of the (itself massive) first boss of the game.

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* ''VideoGame/TheWitcher2'' and its enormous huge [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CA5UJXZwyWs ''Kayran'']]. ''Kayran.'']] How he (it? SHE?!) actually manages to stay underwater undetected of Pontar river is a riddle.
* The final boss of ''VideoGame/MetalSlug 7/XX'' is called the [[http://metalslug.wikia.com/wiki/Kraken Kraken]]. Kraken.]] It's a giant mechanical octopus that has six tentacles and is resting on a rock on top of lava. It's big enough that each of its tentacles is an instance of the (itself massive) first boss of the game.
4th Apr '16 3:53:22 PM WillKeaton
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* In Creator/WilliamShakespeare's ''Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream'', Oberon sends Puck off with orders to complete "before the Leviathan can swim a league".

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* In Creator/WilliamShakespeare's ''Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream'', Oberon sends Puck off with orders to complete "before the Leviathan can swim a league".league."
4th Apr '16 3:52:53 PM WillKeaton
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* TechnicalDeathMetal band Fleshgod Apocalypse makes an interesting take in their EP ''Mafia''. They play a cover of a song by AtTheGates, "Blinded By Fear", which is about an unnamed terror that "unleaashes purgatory and burns the face of the earth"; however, in the cover, after the song is over a sound of waves and ocean is heard, implying the terror is a sea creature. The fact that [[http://images.wikia.com/lyricwiki/images/4/47/Fleshgod_Apocalypse_-_Mafia.jpg the cover for the EP features a huge octopus-like creature rising from the sea helps]].

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* TechnicalDeathMetal band Fleshgod Apocalypse makes an interesting take in their EP ''Mafia''. They play a cover of a song by AtTheGates, "Blinded By Fear", which is about an unnamed terror that "unleaashes purgatory and burns the face of the earth"; however, in the cover, after the song is over a sound of waves and ocean is heard, implying the terror is a sea creature. The fact that [[http://images.wikia.com/lyricwiki/images/4/47/Fleshgod_Apocalypse_-_Mafia.jpg the cover for the EP features a huge octopus-like creature rising from the sea helps]].helps.]]



* Many blue creatures from ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'', which includes [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=121198 Leviathans]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=2525 Krakens]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=135250 and other deep sea monsters]]. In the backstory, a demonic leviathan fought Nicol Bolas in what would be the very first Planeswalker duel. Millenia later, Nicol Bolas still savors that victory and visits the site of the battle on occasion to bask in the memories.

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* Many blue creatures from ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'', which includes [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=121198 Leviathans]], Leviathans,]] [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=2525 Krakens]], Krakens,]] [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=135250 and other deep sea monsters]]. monsters.]] In the backstory, a demonic leviathan fought Nicol Bolas in what would be the very first Planeswalker duel. Millenia later, Nicol Bolas still savors that victory and visits the site of the battle on occasion to bask in the memories.
4th Apr '16 3:52:04 PM WillKeaton
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* In the ScottWesterfeld ''Literature/{{Leviathan}}'' trilogy, the eponymous beast is actually a airship, that looks sort like the biggest whale you'll ever see. In the next book the Behemoth (who is supposed to be a land creature) actually live in the sea, the picture of it puts it up with Lovecraft's beasties. Also there are the normal British navies' Kraken, which are massive squid/octopus monsters that can pull a weakened ironclad under given time, as depicted [[http://www.keiththompsonart.com/pages/navalbattle.html here]].
* Taylor Anderson's ''Literature/{{Destroyermen}}'' series has UsefulNotes/WorldWarII warships fall into an AlternateUniverse where the Cretaceous extinction event didn't happen. Among the sea creatures in this world is the "mountain fish" (apparently actually a whale), so big it can wreck a steamship -- by '''biting''' it. At one point, it's stated that the locals' massive city-ships known as "Homes" are '''almost''' as big as mountain fish -- and a Home is the size of an ''Essex''-class [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Essex_class_aircraft_carrier aircraft carrier]].

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* In the ScottWesterfeld ''Literature/{{Leviathan}}'' trilogy, the eponymous beast is actually a airship, that looks sort like the biggest whale you'll ever see. In the next book the Behemoth (who is supposed to be a land creature) actually live in the sea, the picture of it puts it up with Lovecraft's beasties. Also there are the normal British navies' Kraken, which are massive squid/octopus monsters that can pull a weakened ironclad under given time, as depicted [[http://www.keiththompsonart.com/pages/navalbattle.html here]].
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* Taylor Anderson's ''Literature/{{Destroyermen}}'' series has UsefulNotes/WorldWarII warships fall into an AlternateUniverse where the Cretaceous extinction event didn't happen. Among the sea creatures in this world is the "mountain fish" (apparently actually a whale), so big it can wreck a steamship -- by '''biting''' it. At one point, it's stated that the locals' massive city-ships known as "Homes" are '''almost''' as big as mountain fish -- and a Home is the size of an ''Essex''-class [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Essex_class_aircraft_carrier aircraft carrier]].carrier.]]
4th Apr '16 3:51:10 PM WillKeaton
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Kraken on the other hand are believed to be inspired by giant squid[[note]]although they are usually depicted as octopuses and were originally described as more crab-like than cephalopodic[[/note]], and when most people think of a kraken, they tend to imagine a a squid-like creature that is simply many times bigger than a real one. However, since actual Myth/NauticalFolklore says that the Kraken could be mistaken for an entire [[ThatsNoMoon chain of islands]], one can reasonably infer that it was imagined to be ''much'' bigger than most film depictions.

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Kraken on the other hand are believed to be inspired by giant squid[[note]]although squid,[[note]]although they are usually depicted as octopuses and were originally described as more crab-like than cephalopodic[[/note]], cephalopodic,[[/note]] and when most people think of a kraken, they tend to imagine a a squid-like creature that is simply many times bigger than a real one. However, since actual Myth/NauticalFolklore says that the Kraken could be mistaken for an entire [[ThatsNoMoon chain of islands]], one can reasonably infer that it was imagined to be ''much'' bigger than most film depictions.
9th Mar '16 2:11:28 PM Hossmeister
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* In Series/TerryBrooks Wishsong of Shannara, a truly massive Kraken is summoned by the villains to help destroy a Dwarven Fortress Dam to accelerate the spreading of the evil taint.

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* In Series/TerryBrooks Creator/TerryBrooks Wishsong of Shannara, a truly massive Kraken is summoned by the villains to help destroy a Dwarven Fortress Dam to accelerate the spreading of the evil taint.
9th Mar '16 2:06:48 PM Hossmeister
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* In TerryBrooks Wishsong of Shannara, a truly massive Kraken is summoned by the villains to help destroy a Dwarven Fortress Dam to accelerate the spreading of the evil taint.

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* In TerryBrooks Series/TerryBrooks Wishsong of Shannara, a truly massive Kraken is summoned by the villains to help destroy a Dwarven Fortress Dam to accelerate the spreading of the evil taint.
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