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20th Apr '18 5:19:00 AM MarqFJA
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* [[Wiki/SCPFoundation SCP-]][[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-169 169.]] It's probably bigger than Europe.
** The Wiki/SCPFoundation has plans of varying effectiveness to contain and/or prevent everything from multiple zombie apocalypses to holes in reality that periodically spew monsters. Their plan for this? When you cut through the formal scientific sounding terminology, it amounts to "Hope to hell it doesn't wake up, and if it does, hope it's friendly. The thing is just too damn big to do anything about."
** There's also [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1128 SCP-1128,]] which is not as big (but ten times more incomprehensible thanks to its description being a BrownNote that causes you to be teleported right next to it if you get submerged in water), but still big enough to eat ''whales''.

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* [[Wiki/SCPFoundation SCP-]][[http://scp-wiki.The Wiki/SCPFoundation has several examples:
** [[http://scp-wiki.
wikidot.com/scp-169 169.]] It's probably bigger than Europe.
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SCP-169]], "The Leviathan", is a gigantic "marine arthropod" of otherwise indeterminate classification, speculated to have existed since the '''Pre-Cambrian''' period, whose estimated body length is '''at least''' roughly equal to the horizontal length of Europe, and may in fact be '''four times''' longer at its maximum estimate. The Wiki/SCPFoundation Foundation has plans of varying effectiveness to contain and/or prevent everything from multiple zombie apocalypses to holes in reality that periodically spew monsters. Their plan for this? this, though? When you cut through the formal scientific sounding terminology, it amounts to "Hope to hell it doesn't wake up, and if it does, hope it's friendly. The thing is just too damn big to do anything about."
** There's also [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1128 SCP-1128,]] SCP-1128]], "Aquatic Horror", which is not as big, but still big (but enough to eat ''whales'', and is ten times more incomprehensible thanks to its description being a BrownNote that causes you to be teleported right next to it if you get submerged in water), but still big enough water.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-3700 SCP-3700]], "Tides of War", which consists of '''two''' separate giant sea monsters: SCP-3700-1 is basically a cross between a lobster and a mantis shrimp, while SCP-3700-2 is essentially a giant '''gulper eel'''. The duo have been locked in a perpetual conflict that had the peculiar effect of making them fairly self-containing... [[NiceJobBreakingItHero until the Foundation decided
to eat ''whales''.actively support SCP-3700-1]], unwittingly destabilizing the status quo between what are, according to the article's creator, [[spoiler:avatars of Orcadian deities]].
15th Mar '18 10:19:30 AM Kaiseror
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* ''VideoGame/{{Subnautica}}'' has three creatures described as “Leviathans,” the Reaper Leviathan, and the unimplemented Sea Emperor [[note]] also known as the Emperor Leviathan [[/note]] and Sea Dragon Leviathan. A “kraken” type creature is a frequent suggestion on forums and the game's subreddit.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Subnautica}}'' has three creatures described as “Leviathans,” four different species of leviathan, the monstrous Reaper Leviathan, the [[BreathWeapon magma spitting]] Sea Dragon Leviathan, the eerie Ghost Leviathan and the unimplemented [[GentleGiant colossal]] [[note]] Not to mention [[spoiler:sentient and [[{{Telepathy}} telepathic]]]] [[/note]] Sea Emperor [[note]] Leviathan. According to the PDA the [[TurtleIsland Reefback]] and the [[TripodTerror Sea Treader]] are also known as the Emperor Leviathan [[/note]] and Sea Dragon Leviathan."leviathan class" a term which indicates that any alien sea creature that reaches a certain size is called a leviathan. A “kraken” type creature is a frequent suggestion on forums and the game's subreddit.
24th Feb '18 1:48:36 PM WillKeaton
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* A huge beast called the Leviathan appears in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/StormHawks.'' However, since Atmos is a world where TheSkyIsAnOcean, the beast flies in the clouds.
23rd Feb '18 9:42:32 AM Bense
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* Kraken: The famous Kraken of legend may have been based on real sightings of Giant Squid, whose existence itself long debated throughout history. However, various discoveries have proven its presence in the world; its deep sea-dwelling nature may have hindered int from being easily spotted.

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* Kraken: The famous Kraken of legend may have been based on real sightings of Giant Squid, whose existence itself long debated throughout history. now known to be quite real. However, various discoveries have proven its presence in the world; its deep sea-dwelling nature may have hindered int it from being easily spotted.having been spotted often.



** The Colossal Squid is yet larger, and is the largest cephalophod yet known. The largest specimen caught was estimated to be 10 meters in length (before its tentacles shrank post-mortem), though the species may grow to 14 meters, possibly due to the fact that the specimen's beak was smaller than those found in the stomachs of sperm whales.
*** Both kinds of squid are aggressive hunters, but stories of them attacking boats or ships would not be their normal behavior.

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** The Colossal Squid is yet even larger, and is the largest cephalophod yet known. cephalopod known (yet). The largest specimen caught was estimated to be 10 meters in length (before before its tentacles shrank post-mortem), though post-mortem. Their are indications the species may grow to 14 meters, possibly due to the fact beaks larger than that of the specimen's beak was smaller than those specimen have been found in the stomachs of sperm whales.
*** Both kinds of squid are aggressive hunters, but stories of them attacking boats or ships on the surface would not be their normal behavior.
3rd Feb '18 10:48:04 PM BillWoods
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** Further, Severian reads a FutureImperfect story in which the legend of the ''Minotaur'' is conflated with the ''USS Monitor'', the ironclad battleship supposedly being the armored head and shoulders of an aquatic monster.

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** Further, Severian reads a FutureImperfect story in which the legend of the ''Minotaur'' is conflated with the ''USS Monitor'', USS ''Monitor'', the ironclad battleship supposedly being the armored head and shoulders of an aquatic monster.



** The whale Moby Dick from the novel of the same name was [[RippedFromTheHeadlines based on]] a real albino sperm whale called Mocha Dick - a 70-foot bull which allegedly survived at least 100 encounters with whalers (destroying about 20 boats in the process) before being slain in 1838 trying to [[HeroAntagonist aid a female whose calf had been killed by harpooners.]]

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** The whale Moby Dick from the [[Literature/MobyDick novel of the same name name]] was [[RippedFromTheHeadlines based on]] a real albino sperm whale called Mocha Dick - -- a 70-foot bull which allegedly survived at least 100 encounters with whalers (destroying about 20 boats in the process) before being slain in 1838 trying to [[HeroAntagonist aid a female whose calf had been killed by harpooners.]]



** The Giant Squid can attain truly impressive dimensions; it is about 8-10 meters in length on average, though 13 meter specimens may be entirely possible in the wild.

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** The Giant Squid can attain truly impressive dimensions; it is about 8-10 8–10 meters in length on average, though 13 meter specimens may be entirely possible in the wild.



* Prehistoric Creatures - the Earth's extensive history is home to many truly gigantic extinct sea creatures. Several are listed below:

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* Prehistoric Creatures - -- the Earth's extensive history is home to many truly gigantic extinct sea creatures. Several are listed below:



*** The largest fish of all time would have been either [[Megalodon]] or Leedsichthys; the former means [[http://media.graytvinc.com/images/810*844/MegaladonTooth.jpg "big tooth"]] and is much like a [[TookALevelOfBadass super-sized Great White Shark]] which fed on whales and had enough bite force to crush a small car; the latter is the largest known bony fish of all time, and may have grown to 16 meters (50 feet) in length.

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*** The largest fish of all time would have been either [[Megalodon]] {{Megalodon}} or Leedsichthys; the former means [[http://media.graytvinc.com/images/810*844/MegaladonTooth.jpg "big tooth"]] and is much like a [[TookALevelOfBadass [[TookALevelInBadass super-sized Great White Shark]] which fed on whales and had enough bite force to crush a small car; the latter is the largest known bony fish of all time, and may have grown to 16 meters (50 feet) in length.



*** The Shastasaurus is the largest sea-dwelling reptile discovered thus far, and possibly one of the largest prehistoric sea creatures; and likely reached lenghts of 21 meters (69 feet), roughly the size of a Sperm Whale. The creature itself looks somewhat like a cross between a dolphin and a dinosaur; it belongs to the group of ichthyosaurs, which are large, fish-like marine reptiles.
*** The Mosasaurs probably comes it at a close second; the largest species, ''Mosasaurus hoffmani'', reached a length of 18 meters (59 feet) - roughly the size of the Mosasaur in [[Film/Jurassic World]]. It is one of the ancient seas' superpredators.

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*** The Shastasaurus is the largest sea-dwelling reptile discovered thus far, and possibly one of the largest prehistoric sea creatures; and likely reached lenghts lengths of 21 meters (69 feet), roughly the size of a Sperm Whale. The creature itself looks somewhat like a cross between a dolphin and a dinosaur; it belongs to the group of ichthyosaurs, which are large, fish-like marine reptiles.
*** The Mosasaurs probably comes it at a close second; the largest species, ''Mosasaurus hoffmani'', reached a length of 18 meters (59 feet) - -- roughly the size of the Mosasaur in [[Film/Jurassic World]].''Film/JurassicWorld''. It is one of the ancient seas' superpredators.
3rd Feb '18 11:32:52 AM WillKeaton
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** A prehistoric whale species called the ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Livyatan_melvillei Livyatan melvillei]]'' is very much like its descendant the Sperm Whale in appearance, but is [[http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2010/6/30/1277901299026/Artists-impression-of-gia-002.jpg far deadlier, with 14-inch teeth.]] It is named after the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Leviathan]] from Hebrew mythology, and (because it reminds one of the deadly fictional whale Moby Dick, is also named after that novel's author, ''Creator/Herman Melville''.

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** A prehistoric whale species called the ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Livyatan_melvillei Livyatan melvillei]]'' is very much like its descendant the Sperm Whale in appearance, but is [[http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2010/6/30/1277901299026/Artists-impression-of-gia-002.jpg far deadlier, with 14-inch teeth.]] It is named after the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Leviathan]] from Hebrew mythology, and (because it reminds one of the deadly fictional whale Moby Dick, is also named after that novel's author, ''Creator/Herman Melville''.Creator/HermanMelville.
3rd Feb '18 11:32:22 AM WillKeaton
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** A prehistoric whale species called the ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Livyatan_melvillei Livyatan melvillei]]'' is very much like its descendant the Sperm Whale in appearance, but is [http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2010/6/30/1277901299026/Artists-impression-of-gia-002.jpg far deadlier, with 14-inch teeth.]] It is named after the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Leviathan]] from Hebrew mythology, and (because it reminds one of the deadly fictional whale Moby Dick, is also named after that novel's author, ''Creator/Herman Melville''.

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** A prehistoric whale species called the ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Livyatan_melvillei Livyatan melvillei]]'' is very much like its descendant the Sperm Whale in appearance, but is [http://static.[[http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2010/6/30/1277901299026/Artists-impression-of-gia-002.jpg far deadlier, with 14-inch teeth.]] It is named after the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Leviathan]] from Hebrew mythology, and (because it reminds one of the deadly fictional whale Moby Dick, is also named after that novel's author, ''Creator/Herman Melville''.



** The Whale Shark is also one of the largest animals in the sea. It is the largest shark species (apart from the extinct [[Megalodon]]). Most specimens grow to 10 meters (33 feet) in length, with larger individuals reaching 12 meters (40 feet).

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** The Whale Shark is also one of the largest animals in the sea. It is the largest shark species (apart from the extinct [[Megalodon]]).{{Megalodon}}). Most specimens grow to 10 meters (33 feet) in length, with larger individuals reaching 12 meters (40 feet).
30th Jan '18 10:17:26 AM Valandar
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*** The Dunklestous is also quite large, and very monstrous; attaining sizes of 30 feet, this predatory bony fish is hypothesized to have been a voracious cannibal. Its bite force is estimated to have been the greatest of all vertebrates in history.

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*** The Dunklestous Dunkleosteous is also quite large, and very monstrous; attaining sizes of 30 feet, this predatory bony fish is hypothesized to have been a voracious cannibal. Its bite force is estimated to have been the greatest of all vertebrates in history.
25th Jan '18 3:56:15 AM jormis29
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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, the giant shark 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.

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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'' ''TabletopGame/ManOWar'' 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, the giant shark 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.
11th Jan '18 12:21:58 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]], or a particularly big one anyway).

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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]], or a particularly big one anyway).
very large crocodile]]).
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