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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.
- The King Kong Show (TV 1966-1969) [pilot, episode 25]
- Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) [engravings]
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.
- Fall Guys (2020) - Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Xbox One and Series X/S, Sony PlayStation 4 and 5, Nintendo Switch, Android, iOS
Kraken and a player dressed as Mechagodzilla at the "Kraken Slam" round in Fall Guys
- King of Tokyo (2011)
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.
- Godzilla: King of the Monsters - The Official Movie Novelization (2019) [mentioned]
- Main article: Na Kika.
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.
- Main article: Kraken/Gallery.
In other languages
- 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.
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