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Wendy Lin getting snatched by the Kraken's tentacle

Craken

The Kraken in its cube in an early version of the elevator scene.

The Kraken is one of the Monsters being held by the The Facility. It is not listed on the white board during the betting process, but it is released later during the System Purge. It is seen breaking through the ceiling of the Control Room when Gary Sitterson and Wendy Lin are trying to escape through the secret service tunnel. It then proceeds to wrap around Wendy Lin and drag her up and away through the ceiling, presumably killing her.

Physical Description & AttributesEdit

Although the creature is not seen in its entirety, the Kraken in the film has long, suctioned tentacles like that of an octopus, as usually described in most lore. Since some species of cephalopods (i.e. squid, octopi, etc.) can squeeze into holes the size of a dime, this may explain how a monster of such sheer size could fit into one of the glass cubes.

InspirationEdit

The Kraken are legendary Scandinavian sea monsters of gigantic proportions said to dwell off the coasts of Norway and Greenland, described as resembling a giant octopus and responsible for dragging ships underwater. The sheer size and fearsome appearance attributed to the Kraken have made it a common ocean-dwelling monster in various fictional works. They're erroneously pictured as part of Greek mythology in the 1980 movie, Clash of the Titans.

ReferenceEdit

The Kraken has been referenced and depicted in a few movies, including Kraken: Tentacles of the Deep (2006), Octopus (2000), Octopus 2: River of Fear (2001), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006), The Beast (1996), Kraken (1952), It Came from Beneath the Sea (1955), Tentacles (1977), The Clash of Titans (1980), Eye of the Beast (2007), and Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus (2009).

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