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The giant squid is the perfect embodiment of a sea monster: it is huge, it has tentacles, it has big eyes, and it is absolutely frightening-looking. But, most important, it is real. Unlike the Loch Ness monster, we know it's out there.
~ David Grann

Summary

Giant squids (Architeuthis dux) are large cephalopods that live within deep ocean waters worldwide. They are one of the largest of all living invertebrates, with an estimated maximum length and weight of 13 meters and 275 kilograms. They have a wide array of powers and abilities, including Large Size, Light Manipulation, and Surface Scaling.

Powers and Stats

Tier: 9-B

Name: Giant Squid, Architeuthis dux

Origin: The Real World

Gender: Can be either male or female

Age: Varies, estimated maximum lifespan is 5 years

Classification: Animal, Invertebrate, Mollusk, Cephalopod, Squid

Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Enhanced Senses, Large Size (Type 1), Light Manipulation (Via bioluminescence), Camouflage (via colour-changing), Instinctive Reaction (Cephalopods have 'Brains' within their limbs, allowing them to move/attack through instinct), Surface Scaling (Via suction cups), Regeneration (Low-Mid, all cephalopods can grow lost arms back), Underwater Breathing (Type 1), can shoot sweet-smelling ink, sharp pronged tentacles and beak, Resistance to Pressure (Lives in deep-sea environments), and Bone Manipulation (Cephalopods have no bones)

Attack Potency: Wall level (Can permanently scar sperm whales)

Speed: Superhuman

Lifting Strength: Unknown

Striking Strength: Wall Class

Durability: Wall level (Although their skin is rather vulnerable to slashing, their body has giant, thick and durable levels of muscle able to withstand blows from sperm whales)

Stamina: High (Constantly has to swim in order to avoid sinking)

Range: Several Meters (Via feeding tentacles)

Standard Equipment: None

Intelligence: Animalistic

Weaknesses: Giant squids will die if they are outside of water for an extended period of time. They must swim continuously or they will quickly sink.

Feats: Can withstand over thirty atmospheres of water pressure. Their suction cups can leave scars on sperm whales, whose skin can be up to 14 inches thick in some places. Some giant squids have been said to attack and damage boats in the past, creating the mythical Kraken stories.

Notable Attacks/Techniques:

  • Bite: The bite of a giant squid beak can tear through flesh like paper.
  • Colour Changing: Using chromatophores in their body, giant squids can change their colour to attract mates or camouflage themselves.
  • Ink Squirt: The giant squid releases ink from its ink sacs, disorienting its target.
  • Tentacles: The giant squid can manipulate its tentacles to latch onto targets and drag them towards it.

Note: Little is known about the giant squid, due to the remote locations they live in and their elusive nature. Their true capabilities may be higher than listed.

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