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 The Krakens are a race of legendary sea-creatures.


The Krakens are giant cephalopod-like sea creatures that live in water and are hostile to humans on sight. Their attacks on ships as well as humans gave them a mythical status in the wider world, though some who encountered them knew they really existed.[1][2][3] They ordinarily have little intelligence and only have a basic nervous system, reacting based on something they perceive as a threat.[3][4]

On Earth-One, sorcerers who ruled an advanced civilization during the Prehistoric Era learnt to trap and summon them using vials containing a mystical liquid, while also figuring out their weakness.[5] The Amazons while travelling to a safer land promised to them by Aphrodite also came across a talking Kraken that was ordered by Poseidon to hunt them down. Despite cutting his tentacles, they acted as if they were alive and attacked the Amazons, who cut them further and threw them into the sea.[6]

On Earth-S, Captain Marvel once fought a Kraken that could speak in human tongue.[2] Aquaman could communicate with it and also command it due to his marine telepathic powers.[7][8][9] The Olympian god of sea Poseidon and Euphemus could also command the beasts.[10]

On New Earth, the Krakens were the playmates of the Cyclopes and were supposed to only resurface when the end of human civilization arrived.[4] Similar beings called Krakens also existed on the planet of Vixjor, located at the edge of the Milky Way. Though these Krakens could survive on other planets like Neptune of the 853rd Century, it often left them in a panicked state since their bodies were ill-suited for their oceans.[11]

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Habitat: Seas of the world


  • This character is an adaptation of Kraken, a character in traditional stories. These include, but may not be limited to religious texts, myth, and/or folk lore. More information on the original can be found at Wikipedia.org.

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