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18th Jan '17 7:06:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* The mollusc-like, world-ending Cthulhu from Creator/HPLovecraft's CthulhuMythos ''may'' count, as it is imprisoned in the ocean on Earth, but originally came from space...

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* The mollusc-like, world-ending Cthulhu from Creator/HPLovecraft's CthulhuMythos Franchise/CthulhuMythos ''may'' count, as it is imprisoned in the ocean on Earth, but originally came from space...



* 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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* In the ScottWesterfeld Creator/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.]]
8th Jan '17 6:45:33 PM BlackSunNocturne
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* Alestorm, a [[CrazyAwesome Scottish Pirate Metal band]], has a song called (and glorifying) "The Leviathan" on their album ''Black Sails At Midnight''.

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* Alestorm, Music/{{Alestorm}}, a [[CrazyAwesome Scottish Pirate Metal band]], has a song called (and glorifying) "The Leviathan" on their album ''Black Sails At Midnight''.
29th Dec '16 3:52:43 PM AgentTasmania
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** From the same band, "Death Throes of the Terrorsquid" is the sequel to "Leviathan", about the crew seeking vengeance for their defeat at the hands of the beast, and not only taking it on, but [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu sending it straight to hell]].

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** From the same band, "Death Throes of the Terrorsquid" is the sequel to "Leviathan", about the crew seeking vengeance for their defeat at the hands of the beast, and not only taking it on, but [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu sending it straight to hell]]. The beast is referred to as ''300 nautical miles long''.
13th Dec '16 10:11:34 PM Kuruni
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* [[http://allthetropes.wikia.com/wiki/The_Monster_Girl_Encyclopedia The Monster Girl Encyclopedia,]] of course, has a CuteMonsterGirl edition of one of these. [[http://monstergirlencyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Kraken Behold!]] Though this world being what it is, it's not nearly as big as most depictions of the Kraken tend to be.

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* [[http://allthetropes.wikia.com/wiki/The_Monster_Girl_Encyclopedia The Monster ''Monster Girl Encyclopedia,]] Encyclopedia'' of course, has a CuteMonsterGirl edition of one of these. [[http://monstergirlencyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Kraken Behold!]] Kraken. Though this world being what it is, it's not nearly as big as most depictions of the Kraken tend to be.
16th Nov '16 2:09:25 PM Theriocephalus
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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 "do no more" as in dead. [[spoiler: The usual naturalistic interpretation is a Nile crocodile, which fits everything but the fire breathing.]]

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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 "do a very low one ("do no more" as in dead.dead). [[spoiler: The usual naturalistic interpretation is a Nile crocodile, which fits everything but the fire breathing.]]
6th Nov '16 3:05:52 PM Theriocephalus
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These are the big ones. These are the {{sea monster}}s whose size not only matches ships but dwarfs them. When these are introduced, all you'll see is an overhead shot of a small boat on top of a much larger shadow in the water and "small boat" ranges from fishing ship to aircraft carrier. These beasts aren't just big, they're [[TitleDrop leviathan]].

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These are the big ones. These are the {{sea monster}}s whose size not only matches ships but dwarfs them. When these are introduced, all you'll see is an overhead shot of a small boat on top of a much larger shadow in the water -- and "small boat" ranges from fishing ship to aircraft carrier. These beasts aren't just big, they're [[TitleDrop leviathan]].
1st Nov '16 6:30:11 PM eroock
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->''On a scale of one to ten, there is no number large enough.''

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->''On ->''"On a scale of one to ten, there is no number large enough.''"''
1st Nov '16 10:38:18 AM Lopiny
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** Others are smaller than the aforementioned Eye's owner, but still big enough to count as their very own ports: Nook, which is an anarchic "city" full of hedonists founded in what resembles a giant lamprey with a mouth that could swallow an entire fleet whole, and Hideaway, founded on the back of a living, mobile and relatively friendly humongous crab that the dwellers have tamed.
29th Oct '16 1:57:21 PM nombretomado
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* In the Boreas seabed mission of GuildWars, players have to fight a giant kraken like creature as the final boss. In addition, "Leviathans" are large sea serpent like enemies that the players fight at points in the mission "the deep", as well as being frozen in jade at other locations.

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* In the Boreas seabed mission of GuildWars, ''VideoGame/GuildWars'', players have to fight a giant kraken like creature as the final boss. In addition, "Leviathans" are large sea serpent like enemies that the players fight at points in the mission "the deep", as well as being frozen in jade at other locations.
28th Oct '16 1:33:02 PM Lopiny
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* ''Videogame/SunlessSea'':
** The biggest creature you can actually fight would be Mt. Nomad, which [[ThatsNoMoon looks very much like a regular, if oddly black and glossy mountain]] at first. To be fair, it sort of ''is'' a mountain, but it's also very much alive, hungry, and far too mobile for a thing of its size.
** One that cannot be confronted, but can at least be found alive, is whatever The Eye belongs to. The aforementioned eye is bigger than some islands you visit, while the rest is thankfully unseen. One hopes whatever it belongs to doesn't feel like actually moving any time soon, for such a thing even stirring in its sleep would likely destroy several miles of zee-floor.
** The dead ones are much more plentiful, forming several terrain features like a RibcageRidge you can sail multiple Dreadnoughts side-by-side through, a dead turtle so huge it has a large town inside its shell, and a thing so incomprehensively big just its stony heart, lying at the Gant Pole, can dock multiple zubmarines.
** [[spoiler:One of Frostfound's galleries seems to have several of these, ones that could outsize entire cities, strung up on meathooks and chains like common fish. Much like the rest of Frostfound's mysteries, they're not explained much, and also serve to prove Frostfound is [[EldritchLocation not a normal castle by any means]].]]
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