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The Kraken in The King Kong Show
The Kraken in Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong
Species Giant cephalopod
Controlled by AquamanJLvGvK
Enemies King KongTKKS, GodzillaJLvGvK, TiamatJLvGvK
First appearance Latest appearance
The King Kong Show Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong
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For other uses of "Kraken," see the disambiguation page.

The Kraken is a cephalopod monster from Scandinavian mythology renowned for sinking ships. An enduring presence in popular culture, it has been featured in numerous media over the years, including the 1966 cartoon The King Kong Show. The name "Kraken" has also been applied to two Titans from Legendary Pictures' Monsterverse franchise: Na Kika is nicknamed Kraken by Monarch employees in Godzilla: King of the Monsters - The Official Movie Novelization (2019), while the monstrous antagonist of Netflix's 2023 animated series Skull Island has been dubbed Kraken by creator Brian Duffield. However, because the latter has not been established in-universe, it is unclear whether that Kraken canonically inspired the stories of the mythical creature. A third Kraken appears in the Monsterverse crossover comic Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong as a denizen of the DC Universe.


The King Kong Show

"A Friend in Need"

When a ship in distress suddenly appeared, its captain shouted to Captain Englehorn to steer clear of it. Englehorn, however, decided to help nonetheless. Suddenly, the Kraken appeared, grabbing on the ship. Kong, towed behind Englehorn's ship on a raft, roared at the giant cephalopod. Bobby asked Kong to stay put, but Kong jumped inthe water to fight against the tentacled monster. The Kraken dragged Kong underwater with its tentacles, but Kong pushed it away with his feet, then swam back to the surface. The Kraken quickly wrapped its tentacles around Kong again, but Kong punched it in the face, stunning it. Bobby showed Kong a stick, saying that he should find something similar to use as a weapon. While Kong went to grab the mast of the other ship, the Kraken swam to Captain Englehorn's ship and tried to grab Bobby and his father. Kong quickly saved them, grabbing the Kraken, who grabbed him back and pulled him underwater again. Kong started slamming the Kraken with the mast. Though the Kraken splashed ink everywhere, Kong emerged victorious.

Video games

  • Funko Pop! Blitz (2019; added in 2021) - Android, iOS
  • Fall Guys (2020) - Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Xbox One and Series X/S, Sony PlayStation 4 and 5, Nintendo Switch, Android, iOS

Tabletop games

Kraken artwork

Kraken's appearance was inspired by Cthulhu, having a humanoid body and several tentacles which hang down from its mouth area. According to promo art poster for the Dark Edition, Kraken weighs 295,000 lbs.[1]


Godzilla: King of the Monsters - The Official Movie Novelization

Main article: Na Kika.

A marine Titan was discovered dormant in the Indian Ocean by Monarch, who built a containment facility around it. The creature was dubbed "Kraken," after the creature of myth.


Godzilla: Here There Be Dragons

Kraken destroying a ship in Godzilla: Here There Be Dragons

While telling his captors the tale of his encounter with Godzilla on Monster Island while serving under Sir Francis Drake, Henry Hull brought up tales of Kraken sinking ships, alongside legends of Moby Dick, mermaids and sea serpents when describing Godzilla as a leviathan eclipsing all of them in might.

Justice League vs. Godzilla vs. Kong

When Atlantis was attacked by Tiamat and further threatened when Godzilla came to battle the sea serpent, Aquaman chose to release a Kraken that had been kept chained up in a deep sea trench as a desperation move to save his kingdom. The Kraken eventually fell to Godzilla, but bought Wonder Woman and Aquaman enough time to trap him with a Nth Metal chain.


Main article: Kraken/Gallery.

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Flagicon Japan.png Japanese クラーケン Kurāken Transcription of English name


Sharkjira alongside an enemy Kraken in Hungry Shark Evolution
  • The Kraken appears in the mobile game Hungry Shark Evolution, a game which also includes a shark based on Godzilla called Sharkjira, as well as a Mecha Sharkjira based on Mechagodzilla.


This is a list of references for Kraken. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

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