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Gill-man is the main antagonist of the 1954 American horror film Creature from the Black Lagoon and its sequels.

The Gill-man is the last surviving member of a race of humanoid fish that lived during the Devonian period; he is only first discovered in 1954 by a team of geologists exploring the rainforest of the Amazon.

Appearance

Gill-man is a tall scaly humanoid with green scales. He has large eyes, thick red lips, and large feathery gills on the sides of his head. His torso has a set of armored plates running down its front. His hands and feet are webbed and his fingers are tipped with black claws.

Powers and Abilities

Gill-man possesses the following powers and abilities:

  • Superhuman strength
  • Fast swimming
  • Claws
  • Amphibious locomotion

Fate

The creature is seemingly killed via gunfire, but the sequels reveal that it survived.

Trivia

  • The monster was played by Ben Chapman on land and by Ricou Browning underwater.

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