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The Depladon, also known as the Eurypterid Monster, is the main antagonist of the 1989 American horror film DeepStar Six.

After using depth charges to open a deep-sea trench for exploration, the crew of a submarine must contend with a deep-sea organism that attacks their vessel.

Appearance

The Depladon is a large lobster-like creature with a black and orangish exoskeleton. Its mouth is composed of two large mandibles that open like saloon doors to reveal a fleshy maw filled with teeth. Its eyes are large orange spheres that are very close to each other, sitting just above the mouth. The Depladon possesses two powerful forelimbs ending in enormous claws and several smaller limbs.

Powers and Abilities

The Depladon possesses the following powers and abilities:

  • Claws
  • Tough exoskeleton
  • Amphibious locomotion
  • Powerful mandibles

Fate

The creature is seemingly killed after it is electrocuted, but it is revealed to have survived. It is finally killed after it is doused in submarine fuel and set on fire.

Trivia

  • Real eurypterids are extinct aquatic arthropods closely related to arachnids.

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