OCTOPUS, Giant

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Giant Octopus '29

Species: Enteroctopus dofleini; Type: Natural
Length: 230 ft (70 m, est); Weight: 1,100 tons (est)
Attributes: Beak, tentacles, marine, water breather
Powers: None revealed
Intelligence: Animal; Water Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: Zero (lightweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: Sea People; Enemies: Giant Sea Alligator
Film: The Mysterious Island (1929)
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National Geographic
Description: This huge Octopus was the defender of an underwater city of Sea People from other denizens of the deep, like a Giant Sea Alligator.
Review:
1,000 Misspent Hours
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Giant Octopus '37

Species: Enteroctopus dofleini; Type: Mutant
Length: 20 ft (6 m, est); Weight: 1,400 lb (636 kg, est)
Attributes: Beak, tentacles, marine, water breather
Powers: None revealed
Intelligence: Low; Water Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: Zero (lightweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: None; Enemies: Humanity
Film: Sh! The Octopus (1937)
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Wikipedia

Description: This rather dastardly Giant Octopus lived underneath a lighthouse. It was able to stretch its tentacles much longer than one would think reasonably possible, and took great delight in causing consternation to humanity.
Review:
1,000 Misspent Hours

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Giant Octopus '55

Species: Enteroctopus dofleini; Type: Mutant
Length: 20 ft (6 m, est); Weight: 1,400 lb (636 kg, est)
Attributes: Beak, tentacles, marine, water breather
Powers: None revealed
Intelligence: Crafty; Water Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: Zero (lightweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: Dr. Eric Vornoff; Enemies: Humanity
Film: Bride of the Monster (1955)
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Additional Data:
Wikipedia
Description: This Giant Octopus was kept in a secret cave at the Willows House, and was occasionally released by his master, Dr. Eric Vornoff, to dispatch any overly curious visitors.
Review:
Oh, the Horror!
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Giant Octopus '55

Species: Enteroctopus dofleini; Type: Super-powered mutant
Length: 600 ft (183 m, est); Weight: 19,000 tons (est)
Attributes: Beak, tentacles, marine, water breather
Powers: Radioactive
Intelligence: Animal; Water Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: Two (middleweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: None; Enemies: Humanity
Film: It Came from Beneath the Sea (1955)
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Additional Data:
Harryhausen
The Monster Archives
Description: Rising from the sea to attack San Francisco (California, USA) this gigantic Octopus found humans to be an irresistible source of protein. This individual had only six tentacles, it is presumed to have lost two of them to a hungry kaiju.
Reviews:
Moria
1,000 Misspent Hours
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Giant Octopus '58

Species: Enteroctopus dofleini; Type: Natural
Length: 60 ft (37 m, est); Weight: 20 tons (est)
Attributes: Beak, tentacles, amphibious, marine
Powers: None revealed
Intelligence: Animal; Water Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: One (welterweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: None; Enemies: Humanity
Film: The Fabulous World of Jules Verne (Vynález zkázy, 1958)
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Wikipedia
Description: This Giant Octopus was unimpressed with the submarine The Nautilus, and found it and its crew to be an annoyance, really.
Review:
Moria
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Giant Octopus '61

Species: Enteroctopus dofleini; Type: Natural
Length: 230 ft (70 m, est); Weight: 1,100 tons (est)
Attributes: Beak, tentacles, marine, water breather
Powers: None revealed
Intelligence: Animal; Water Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: One (welterweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: None; Enemies: Humanity
Film: Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961)
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Wikipedia
Description: Attacked by the marauding submarine Seaview, this Giant Octopus quickly learned that humans and their strange machines are monsters best avoided.
Review:
1,000 Misspent Hours
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Oodaku

Species: Enteroctopus dofleini; Type: Natural
Length: 98 ft (30 m); Weight: 600 tons
Attributes: Beak, tentacles, amphibious, marine
Powers: None revealed
Intelligence: Animal; Land Speed: Slow; Water Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: Two (middleweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: None; Enemies: King Kong, humanity
Film: King Kong vs. Godzilla (キングコング対ゴジラ, 1962)
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Additional Data:
Toho Kingdom
Wikipedia
Description: Oodaku is a Giant Octopus that's so gigantic she can crawl on land for her meal without dehydrating. King Kong beat her soundly with a few well-placed boulders, forcing her to slither moistly back into the sea.
Reviews:
Toho Kingdom
1,000 Misspent Hours
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Giant Octopus '71

Species: Enteroctopus dofleini; Type: Natural
Length: 20 ft (6 m, est); Weight: 1,400 lb (636 kg, est)
Attributes: Beak, tentacles, marine, water breather
Powers: None revealed
Intelligence: Animal; Water Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: Zero (lightweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: None; Enemies: Puppies, humanity
Film: Tarkan Versus the Vikings (Tarkan Viking Kanı, 1971)
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Additional Data:
Wikipedia
Description: This Giant Octopus bubbled out of the deep to see what all of the hubbub was about, and then he got jumped by a dog, the octopodes natural enemy.
Review:
1,000 Misspent Hours
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Giant Octopus '77

Species: Enteroctopus dofleini; Type: Natural
Length: 20 ft (6 m, est); Weight: 1,500 lb (682 kg, est)
Attributes: Beak, tentacles, marine, water breather
Powers: None revealed
Intelligence: Animal; Water Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: Zero (lightweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: None; Enemies: Killer whales, humanity
Film: Tentacles (1977)
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Description: This unusually hefty Octopus ate a few witless vacationers before being taught some table manners by a pair of trained killer whales. Apparently, only native humans are allowed to prey on the tourists!
Review:
Cool Ass Cinema

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Giant Octopus '78

Species: Unclassified Enteroctopus; Type: Supernatural
Tentacle Span: 20 ft (6 m, est); Height: 5 ft (1.5 m, est); Weight: 600 lb (273 kg, est)
Attributes: Beak, tentacles, ink, jumper, amphibious
Powers: None revealed
Intelligence: Low; Land/Water Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: Zero (lightweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: None; Enemies: Humanity
Film: Little Hero (諸葛四郎大鬥雙假面, 1978)
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Wikipedia

Description: These two Octopodes, perhaps the first of their kind, tentatively took to the beach for a nice stroll. Sadly, they were senselessly and brutally attacked by a human female, who actually beat their young out of them before throwing them back into the ocean. A travesty.
Review:
Die, Danger, Die, Die, Kill!

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The Sentinel

Species: Enteroctopus dofleini; Type: Mutant
Length: 80 ft (24 m, est); Weight: 45 tons (est)
Attributes: Beak, tentacles, amphibious, marine
Powers: None revealed
Intelligence: Low; Water Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: One (welterweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: Atlanteans; Enemies: Humanity
Film: Warlords of Atlantis (1978)
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Additional Data:
Wikipedia
Description: The Sentinel was an intelligent mutant Giant Octopus directed by the Atlanteans as a defense from encroaching sailing ships.
Review:
Cool Ass Cinema
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Giant Octopus '08

Species: Enteroctopus dofleini; Type: Super-powered mutant
Length: 120 ft (37 m, est); Weight: 150 tons (est)
Attributes: Beak, tentacles, marine
Powers: Super durability, telepathy
Intelligence: Average; Water Speed: Moderate
Kaiju Level: Two (middleweight); Weakness(es): None revealed
Allies: Fish kids; Enemies: Humanity
Film: Descendents (2008)
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Additional Data:
Wikipedia

Description: This magnificent Giant Octopus from off the coast of Chile was the protector of a new, better species of humanity, adapted to live with her in the sea, away from the mean zombie people (e.g. you).
Review:
The Horror Club

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