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"That's too big to be a fury."
Aaron Hawthorne at SRPA III[src]

The Kraken is a Chimeran strain that first appears in Resistance 2. The Kraken is a large aquatic creature with four tentacles, each tipped with mechanical drills that can split into claws.


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The Kraken smashes a hole in San Fransisco's SRPA base

"Seal the shutters! Now! It's a Kraken!"
―Major Blake in San Fransisco base, moments before a Kraken breaches the security perimeter[src]
The Kraken is an aquatic beast, similar that to a squid. It often roars opening its "four-flapped" mouth before it tries to consume its prey. It also has extended tentacles with razor-like claws used to smash through to kill its enemy.

Resistance 2Edit

The Kraken appears in San Francisco, where it attacks SRPA III. One SRPA personnel reference to it as "a Kraken" gives reason to believe that there are others. The Kraken acts in breaching the base in an attempt to flood it. It encounters Nathan Hale before being driven away by a Pulse Cannon before finally confronting him during his escape from the base, in which he fought it from the water's surface on a VTOL landing pad. The Kraken attacked using its tentacles and rammed the platform Hale was on, attempting to swallow him, while it would also dive underwater to evade his attacks. Hale endured its attacks and killed it with a Pulse Cannon when it attempted to swallow him.

Resistance 3Edit

Joseph Capelli and Fyodor Malikov encountered a deceased Kraken in Wrightsburg, Missouri. Malikov theorized that the creature may have lost its way from deeper waters from swimming up the Mississippi River before dying from unknown circumstances, in which it had been left with a disemboweled midsection. It is possible that as it swam into shallow waters, it beached itself, which would then have made itself vulnerable to whatever creature(s) that had killed it.


Resistance 2Edit

Resistance 3Edit


Resistance 2Edit

  • The name Kraken is related to the mythical giant squid-like creature in Norse Mythology that was believed to terrorize and sink ships on the high seas.[1]
  • The Kraken was going to be in Resistance: Fall of Man but was removed for unknown reasons.
  • The hints mention that the Pulse Cannon is very useful against Krakens, which reccomends that they will be faced more then once throught the game. Only a single Kraken is faced throughout the entirety of the game. 

Resistance 3Edit

  • The deceased Kraken that appears in Resistance 3 is much larger than the one that appears in Resistance 2, which could, or may not, indicate that the Kraken strain may be created in varying sizes.

Resistance: Burning SkiesEdit


  1. ^ Kraken on Wikipedia.

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