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27th Oct '17 12:39:51 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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27th Oct '17 12:39:47 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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** It is worth knowing that the whale Moby Dick from the novel of the same name was in fact based on a [[TruthInTelevision real]] [[EvilAlbino albino]] sperm whale called [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Mocha Dick]] -- a 70-foot monstrosity of prodigious strength and cunning known to survive allegedly at least 100 encounters with whalers (destroying about 20 boats in the process) before being slain in 1838 [[HeroAntagonist trying to aid a female whose calf had been killed by harpooners.]]

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** It is worth knowing that the whale Moby Dick from the novel of the same name was in fact [[RippedFromTheHeadlines based on on]] a [[TruthInTelevision real]] real [[EvilAlbino albino]] sperm whale called [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Mocha Dick]] -- a 70-foot monstrosity of prodigious strength and cunning known to survive allegedly at least 100 encounters with whalers (destroying about 20 boats in the process) before being slain in 1838 [[HeroAntagonist trying to aid a female whose calf had been killed by harpooners.]]
26th Oct '17 4:27:04 AM SuperJedi224
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The Leviathan in the Bible is often taken to be a view of a whale and is sometimes translated directly as whale. (Intriguingly the "big fish" that swallowed Jonah was often interpreted as a whale or leviathan but nowadays people are having a lot of fun with it as a {{Megalodon}}.) Indeed, the modern Hebrew word for whale is לויתן, or leviathan. Strangely, the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leviathan actual biblical description of a leviathan]] suggests that it has legs and is able to move on land, and seems to refer to armour plates or scales (in fact, if one ignores the WordOfDante and the [[BreathWeapon fire-breathing]], it sounds quite like a [[NeverSmileAtACrocodile crocodile]]).

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The Leviathan in the Bible is often taken to be a view of a whale and is sometimes translated directly as whale. (Intriguingly the "big fish" that swallowed Jonah was often interpreted as a whale or leviathan but nowadays people are having a lot of fun with it as a {{Megalodon}}.) Indeed, the modern Hebrew word for whale is לויתן, or leviathan. Strangely, the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leviathan actual biblical description of a leviathan]] suggests that it has legs and is able to move on land, and seems to refer to armour plates or scales (in fact, if one ignores the WordOfDante and the [[BreathWeapon fire-breathing]], it sounds quite like a [[NeverSmileAtACrocodile crocodile]]).
crocodile]], or a particularly big one anyway).
14th Oct '17 7:44:32 PM Gamermaster
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* Tohru from ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid'' is apparently on bad terms with Leviathan, mentioning he once tried to kill her.
9th Oct '17 1:09:09 AM PaulA
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* One of Creator/LarryNiven's ''Svetz the time traveler'' stories is ''Leviathan!'', in which he is sent back in time to catch a whale, but the first "whale" he latches onto with his tractor beam is just too big to bring back -- as it's the Biblical Leviathan, not a whale at all. After realizing that actual whales would have to exist to feed a predator that massive -- so much of the knowledge of the past is lost in his world that they only have vague descriptions of animals that may once have existed -- he brings one back: [[spoiler: Moby Dick, just after he sank the Pequod.]]

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* One of Creator/LarryNiven's ''Svetz the time traveler'' stories is ''Leviathan!'', in which he is sent back in time to catch a whale, but the first "whale" he latches onto with his tractor beam is just too big to bring back -- as it's the Biblical Leviathan, not a whale at all. After realizing that actual whales would have to exist to feed a predator that massive -- so much of the knowledge of the past is lost in his world that they only have vague descriptions of animals that may once have existed -- he brings one back: [[spoiler: Moby Dick, just after he sank the Pequod.]]
1st Oct '17 7:26:01 PM f
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** Yet another Leviathan rules Stygia, the fifth layer of Hell. Unlike most, although he possesses immense physical might, he prefers not to use it (And can't due to be sealed in an iceberg); and instead favors his psychic powers.



* The ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' world has buckets of these, as detailed in the Seas of Blood supplement to the early 90s naval warfare spin-off ''Man o' War'' and the 2011 Pirate-themed spin-off ''Dreadfleet''. ''Warhammer'''s giant sea monsters include the classic giant squid Kraken and the horrific Black Leviathan (a humongous deep-sea angler fish that could swallow small ships whole), as well as the Narwhal-like Behemoth, the giant crab Promethean the Sea Dragon, the giant merman Triton, the Sea Elemental and the giant shark Megalodon. Dreadfleet has its own zombie sea monsters -- the Sea Giant, Bone Hydra and Leechwyrm -- and even a ship made from the rotting undead carcass of an Orb Leviathan (possibly the same species as the Black Leviathan from ''Man o' War'', maybe not). Finally smaller, but still huge, sea monsters are available from Forge World to use in land-based Warhammer armies in the shape of the Merwyrm and its variants.

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* The ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' world has buckets of these, as detailed in the Seas of Blood supplement to the early 90s naval warfare spin-off ''Man o' War'' and the 2011 Pirate-themed spin-off ''Dreadfleet''. ''Warhammer'''s giant sea monsters include the classic giant squid Kraken and the horrific Black Leviathan (a humongous deep-sea angler fish that could swallow small ships whole), as well as the Narwhal-like Behemoth, the giant crab Promethean the Sea Dragon, the giant merman Triton, the Sea Elemental and Elemental, the giant shark Megalodon.Megalodon, and a monster resembling a mosasaur called "Mother Mine". Dreadfleet has its own zombie sea monsters -- the Sea Giant, Bone Hydra and Leechwyrm -- and even a ship made from the rotting undead carcass of an Orb Leviathan (possibly the same species as the Black Leviathan from ''Man o' War'', maybe not). Finally smaller, but still huge, sea monsters are available from Forge World to use in land-based Warhammer armies in the shape of the Merwyrm and its variants.
24th Sep '17 7:16:43 PM nombretomado
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* ''FanFic/RomanceAndTheFateOfEquestria'': Evade identifies himself as a leviathan, though Soledad insists on calling him a Film/{{Sharktopus}}. Either way, [[LastOfHisKind he’s the last one left]].

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* ''FanFic/RomanceAndTheFateOfEquestria'': Evade identifies himself as a leviathan, though Soledad insists on calling him a Film/{{Sharktopus}}. Either way, [[LastOfHisKind he’s he’s the last one left]].



* 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, Music/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.]]
17th Sep '17 10:28:31 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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The Leviathan in the Bible is often taken to be a view of a whale and is sometimes translated directly as whale. (Intriguingly the "big fish" that swallowed Jonah was often interpreted as a whale or leviathan but nowadays people are having a lot of fun with it as a {{Megalodon}}.) Indeed, the modern Hebrew word for whale is לויתן, or leviathan. Strangely, the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leviathan actual biblical description of a leviathan]] suggests that it has legs and is able to move on land, and seems to refer to armour plates or scales (in fact, if one ignores the WordOfDante and the [[BreathWeapon fire-breathing]], it sounds quite like a [[NeverSmileAtACrocodile crocodile).

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The Leviathan in the Bible is often taken to be a view of a whale and is sometimes translated directly as whale. (Intriguingly the "big fish" that swallowed Jonah was often interpreted as a whale or leviathan but nowadays people are having a lot of fun with it as a {{Megalodon}}.) Indeed, the modern Hebrew word for whale is לויתן, or leviathan. Strangely, the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leviathan actual biblical description of a leviathan]] suggests that it has legs and is able to move on land, and seems to refer to armour plates or scales (in fact, if one ignores the WordOfDante and the [[BreathWeapon fire-breathing]], it sounds quite like a [[NeverSmileAtACrocodile crocodile).
crocodile]]).
17th Sep '17 10:26:39 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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The Leviathan in the Bible is often taken to be a view of a whale and is sometimes translated directly as whale. (Intriguingly the "big fish" that swallowed Jonah was often interpreted as a whale or leviathan but nowadays people are having a lot of fun with it as a {{Megalodon}}.) Indeed, the modern Hebrew word for whale is לויתן, or leviathan. Strangely, the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leviathan actual biblical description of a leviathan]] suggests that it has legs and is able to move on land, and seems to refer to armour plates or scales (in fact, if one ignores the WordOfDante and the [[BreathWeapon fire-breathing]], it sounds quite like a crocodile).

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The Leviathan in the Bible is often taken to be a view of a whale and is sometimes translated directly as whale. (Intriguingly the "big fish" that swallowed Jonah was often interpreted as a whale or leviathan but nowadays people are having a lot of fun with it as a {{Megalodon}}.) Indeed, the modern Hebrew word for whale is לויתן, or leviathan. Strangely, the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leviathan actual biblical description of a leviathan]] suggests that it has legs and is able to move on land, and seems to refer to armour plates or scales (in fact, if one ignores the WordOfDante and the [[BreathWeapon fire-breathing]], it sounds quite like a [[NeverSmileAtACrocodile crocodile).



* The "Leviathan" is described in the Literature/BookOfJob (Ch. 41, all of it) in the Old Testament of Literature/TheBible, and referenced elsewhere. Unlike most sea creatures, the Leviathan has an affinity for fire or something reasonably similar. Job 41:8 ("Lay thine hand upon him, remember the battle, do no more.") seems to either indicate a reasonably high encounter survival rate, considering that this creature is essentially a seagoing dragon, or a very low one ("do no more" as in dead). [[spoiler: The usual naturalistic interpretation is a Nile crocodile, which fits everything but the fire breathing.]] References to Leviathan elsewhere in the Bible give a completely different description; a monstrous serpent with multiple heads.

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* The "Leviathan" is described in the Literature/BookOfJob (Ch. 41, all of it) in the Old Testament of Literature/TheBible, and referenced elsewhere. Unlike most sea creatures, the Leviathan has an affinity for fire or something reasonably similar. Job 41:8 ("Lay thine hand upon him, remember the battle, do no more.") seems to either indicate a reasonably high encounter survival rate, considering that this creature is essentially a seagoing dragon, or a very low one ("do no more" as in dead). [[spoiler: The usual naturalistic interpretation is a [[NeverSmileAtACrocodile Nile crocodile, crocodile]], which fits everything but the fire breathing.]] breathing. References to Leviathan elsewhere in the Bible give a completely different description; a monstrous serpent with multiple heads.



** Job also makes reference to something called a Behemoth, which has similarly entered the lexicon as a catch-all term for "crazy-great-big-thing". [[spoiler:It's thought to be a hippo, or maybe an elephant, or perhaps even some dinosaur bones the Israelites found.]]

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** Job also makes reference to something called a Behemoth, which has similarly entered the lexicon as a catch-all term for "crazy-great-big-thing". [[spoiler:It's It's thought to be a hippo, some type of large pachyderm, or maybe an elephant, a Cape buffalo, or perhaps even some dinosaur bones that the Israelites found.]]
26th Jul '17 8:06:06 AM StFan
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* As you might expect, both the ComicBook/SubMariner and Comicbook/{{Aquaman}} have tangled with these types of creatures. For obvious reasons, they stand a much better chance than do the land-dwelling, air-breathing humans. And remember Aquaman, the so-called "[[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway lame]]" hero, can [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower summon and control creatures like these...]]
** Namor can also summon a giant whale called Giganto, using a special horn. In ''[[ComicBook/FantasticFour Fantastick Four]] ComicBook/{{Marvel 1602}}'', Benjamin calls the Giganto counterpart "Leviathan".

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* As you might expect, both the ComicBook/SubMariner and Comicbook/{{Aquaman}} have tangled with these types of creatures. For obvious reasons, they stand a much better chance than do the land-dwelling, air-breathing humans. humans.
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And remember Aquaman, the so-called "[[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway lame]]" hero, can [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower summon and control creatures like these...]]
** Namor can also summon a giant whale called Giganto, using a special horn. In ''[[ComicBook/FantasticFour Fantastick Four]] ComicBook/{{Marvel 1602}}'', ComicBook/Marvel1602'', Benjamin calls the Giganto counterpart "Leviathan".



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* ''FanFic/ThePalaververse'': Theia’s oceans are home to numerous colossal sea monsters, including actual krakens, larger and sedentary relatives of the same living in the deepest abysses, and [[Literature/BasLagCycle island-sized avancs]].

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* ''FanFic/ThePalaververse'': ''Fanfic/ThePalaververse'': Theia’s oceans are home to numerous colossal sea monsters, including actual krakens, larger and sedentary relatives of the same living in the deepest abysses, and [[Literature/BasLagCycle island-sized avancs]].



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* In the script for the first attempt at an American ''[[Film/{{Godzilla1994}} Godzilla]]'', the parallels between Godzilla and the biblical description of the Leviathan are [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded heavily]].

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* In the script for the first attempt at an American ''[[Film/{{Godzilla1994}} Godzilla]]'', ''Script/{{Godzilla|1994}}'', the parallels between Godzilla and the biblical description of the Leviathan are [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded heavily]].



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