Mutant Giant Squid

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Mutant Giant Squids
A Mutant Giant Squid in Godzilla: The Series
Alternate names Giant Squids
Species Irradiated giant squids
Enemies Godzilla, H.E.A.T., Crustaceous Rex
Designed by Fil Barlow
First appearance Godzilla: The Series episode 2,
"New Family: Part 2"
Roar(s)

The Mutant Giant Squids are giant cephalopod monsters who appear in episode 2 of Godzilla: The Series, "New Family: Part 2."

Name[edit | edit source]

The Mutant Giant Squid's name is simply a description of what it is: a mutated giant squid. The book Godzilla 1954-1999 Super Complete Works omits the "mutant" from their English name, simply calling them Giant Squids.[1]

Design[edit | edit source]

The Mutant Giant Squids are primarily brown in color with darker brown stripes and tan undersides. They have yellow pupil-less eyes and a pale beak under their bodies, with four, smaller, sucker-less tentacles attached to it that are used to snare food.

Origins[edit | edit source]

The Mutant Giant Squid is a mutation that was likely caused by nuclear testing in the Caribbean by the French government, as suggested in "New Family: Part 2", where this is the suggested origin for most of the series' monsters.

History[edit | edit source]

Godzilla: The Series[edit | edit source]

"New Family: Part 2"[edit | edit source]

The Mutant Giant Squids left tar on the surface of Jamaican waters as a part of their digestive system, and Elsie Chapman and Mendel Craven were called to investigate them. They soon deduced that the tar was a form of external digestive system, but the Squids quickly coated them in their tar and dragged them under. They were soon rescued by the rest of H.E.A.T., and the Squids attacked them. H.E.A.T. rushed into the lower decks and were able to shut the door, but a Squid was able to tear it off. The largest one nearly caught Niko Tatopoulos, but was killed by Godzilla. Several Mutant Giant Squids retaliated by working together to drag Godzilla down. This did not have the desired effect due to Godzilla's amphibious nature. After surfacing, Godzilla terminated the remaining Squids, which prompted their predator, Crustaceous Rex, to the surface due to a limited food supply.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Tar shot[edit | edit source]

The Mutant Giant Squids can spit tar that entraps prey and slowly digests them alive. In the Godzilla: The Series video game, they can shoot up to four tar shots before retreating.

Physical strength[edit | edit source]

The Mutant Giant Squids have the strength to hold humans and bring small ships underwater.

Video games[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Main article: Mutant Giant Squid/Gallery.

In other languages[edit | edit source]

Language Name Meaning
Flagicon Japan.png Japanese 巨大イカ[1] Kyodai Ika Giant Squid
Flagicon Russia.png Russian Гигантские кальмары Gigantskiye Kal'mary Giant Squid


References[edit | edit source]

This is a list of references for Mutant Giant Squid. 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]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Godzilla 1954-1999 Super Complete Works. Shogakukan. 1 January 2000. p. 64. ISBN 978-4091014702.

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