History Main / KrakenAndLeviathan

11th Jun '16 1:43:12 AM luisaat
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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 whale (who is the origin of the word 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.]]
2nd Jun '16 3:49:48 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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** There's also a fan-brew game on RPG.net, ''LeviathanTheTempest'', which is all about playing the FishPeople in human form descended from primordial gods of the ocean. They have the ability to assume ungodly large forms, but don't do it except for dire circumstances as it tends to rend the {{Masquerade}} in two and drives humans into a state of holy terror.
*** And humans would utterly crush any Leviathan who tried it.

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** There's also a fan-brew game on RPG.net, ''LeviathanTheTempest'', ''TabletopGame/LeviathanTheTempest'', which is all about playing the FishPeople in human form descended from primordial gods of the ocean. They have the ability to assume ungodly large forms, but don't do it except for dire circumstances as it tends to rend the {{Masquerade}} in two and drives humans into a state of holy terror.
*** And humans would utterly crush any Leviathan who tried it.
terror.
25th May '16 4:27:31 AM WillBGood
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* ''TabletopGames/MonstersAndOtherChildishThings'' introduced the Leviathan in the supplement ''Bigger Bads.'' In this case, it's an EldritchAbomination that takes the human form of businessman Levi A. Than, and plots to institute a new world order where the only surviving humans are its brainwashed slaves. In its true form, it resembles an absolutely ''gargantuan'' combination of parts from virtually every creature that's ever lived in the ocean.

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* ''TabletopGames/MonstersAndOtherChildishThings'' ''TabletopGame/MonstersAndOtherChildishThings'' introduced the Leviathan in the supplement ''Bigger Bads.'' In this case, it's an EldritchAbomination that takes the human form of businessman Levi A. Than, and plots to institute a new world order where the only surviving humans are its brainwashed slaves. In its true form, it resembles an absolutely ''gargantuan'' combination of parts from virtually every creature that's ever lived in the ocean.
25th May '16 4:18:26 AM WillBGood
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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' the Greyjoy family uses a Kraken as their [[AnimalMotifs house symbol.]] As yet no actual Krakrens have been seen in the series, but rumours are beginning to surface that they are appearing.

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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' the Greyjoy family uses a Kraken as their [[AnimalMotifs house symbol.]] As yet no actual Krakrens Krakens have been seen in the series, but rumours are beginning to surface that they are appearing.



* In 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.

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* In Creator/TerryBrooks Wishsong Creator/TerryBrooks' ''Wishsong of Shannara, 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.
18th May '16 10:34:58 AM PicardsDouble
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* In ''[[Franchise/DevilMayCry Devil May Cry 3]]'', Leviathan shows up in the form of a giant flying whale. After swallowing Dante, it's digestive system serves as the location of Level 8.
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."
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