Katahdin is the main antagonist of the 1979 American horror film Prophecy.

Mutagens used as a fungicide in a Maine forest have resulted in the birth of a horrifically deformed grizzly bear named Katahdin (after a local legendary forest spirit), who goes on a rampage upon reaching adulthood.


Katahdin is an abnormally large bipedal grizzly bear that was born with a horrific birth defect that left the skin on the left side of her body horribly scarred and disfigured. Katahdin is 10.5 feet tall, beeing in fact bigger than a normal grizzly bear, which can reach 9.1 feet.

Powers and Abilities

The Katahdin possesses the following powers and abilities:

  • Teeth
  • Claws
  • Can hold her breath
  • Super Intelligence
  • Strength
  • Resistance
  • Shut without making any noise


Verne kills Katahdin by stabbing her to death and then drowns her in a lake. However, Katahdin's mate is seen at the end of the film, having survived its events.


  • The spirit from which Katahdin takes it name was described as "larger than a dragon with the eyes of a cat."
    • This name comes from a mountain in the state of Maine.
  • To represent Katahdin in the film they were used three different suits and a puppet. She was portrayed by Tom McLoughlin, Charles Flemmer and Kevin Peter Hall.
  • Katahdin is sometimes confused with ManBearPig from South Park.

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