Cephalopods in popular culture

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Cephalopods, specifically pertaining to octopuses, squids, and cuttlefishes, are most commonly represented in popular culture in the Western world as creatures that spray ink and latch onto things with their tentacles without releasing.

Examples of representation[edit]

The following sections of this article are meant to give an approximate sample of the many forms of representation of cephalopods in popular culture:







Video games[edit]

  • Octodad, a freeware independent game, and its upcoming sequel, Octodad: Dadliest Catch
  • Squids are passive, non-playable characters in the sandbox game Minecraft that carry items called "ink sacs"
  • Inkay and Malamar, cuttlefish-like Pokémon, and Octillery, octupus-like Pokémon that appear in the Pokémon X and Y game
  • Octopus, known as Name This Game in the U.S., a game for the Atari 2600
  • The Reapers, giant near-indestructible sentient ships, of the Mass Effect franchise are modeled after their predecessors, the Leviathans, who are giant intelligent Cuttlefish who were once the supreme masters of the Galaxy.

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