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Quote1.png The only way to stave off mankind's extinction is with a weapon more powerful than any atomic device. That weapon... is fear. And I, Mister President, am its architect. In twenty-four hours time (that's seven years ago, for you), an extra-dimensional monster will materialize in Manhattan, unleashing a psychic blast that wipes out half the city's population, and traumatizes millions more. Yet the monster will not have come from another dimension at all... it will have come from me. A hoax, Mister President. An elaborate, meticulously planned hoax to save the world. Quote2.png
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The Extra-Dimensional Biological Entity, usually shortened to E.D.B.E. and commonly referred to as the Squid, was a giant, genetically enhanced, psychic monster that resembled a humongous, mutated squid, created by Adrian Veidt to prevent a third world war by causing the 11/2 Psuychic Shockwave.

The EDBE was teleported into New York City, killing three million people, and traumatizing millions more. This event, known as the 11/2 Psychic Shockwave, successfully united the planet against a false alien threat and drew their attention away from each other, a lie believed even thirty-five years later by most of the population.[1]

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