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The Sixtopus, usually just referred to as the Giant Octopus, is the main antagonist of the 1955 American action-horror film It Came from Beneath the Sea.

Hailing from the Mindanao Deep, this gigantic six-legged octopus was driven from its territory and irradiated by hydrogen bomb tests off the coast of the Philippines.

Appearance

The Sixtopus is an enormous gray octopus with six tentacles and spikes above each eye.

Powers and Abilities

The Sixtopus possesses the following powers and abilities:

  • Tentacles
  • Enormous size
  • Amphibious locomotion

Fate

The Sixtopus is killed after it is shot with a torpedo.

Trivia

  • The Sixtopus was portrayed via stop-motion animation by legendary animator Ray Harryhausen.
  • The creature's name was conceived of jokingly by Harryhausen, who was only allowed the budget to animate six tentacles rather than eight.

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