- For the race of creatures in the Archie Comics, see Kraken (species). For the robot squid in the Archie Comics, see Kraken (Sol Zone).
The Kraken is a character that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog television series. He is an anthropomorphic kraken and the ruler of an underground kingdom beneath the Great Forest. However, his kingodom and his people were destroyed by the pollution caused by Dr. Robotnik.
The Kraken is an anthropomorphic beast resembling that of a giant and bulky humanoid octopus. He has purple skin, thick orange lips, black fangs protruding from his mouth, and black claws on his feet. His eyes on the other hand are red with pale yellow sclera. The Kraken also possesses a somewhat hunched posture, and his hands have long and saggy fingers, similar to tentacles.
The Kraken was once the ruler of a great underground kingdom. However, as a result of Dr. Robotnik's searches for oil deposits, his people were wiped out by pollution and his kingdom got turned into a polluted dump. Eventually, the Kraken discovered that he was the only member of his race that had survived the pollution. He would then go on to blame all the surface-dwellers for the fall of his underground world.
While sleeping on his throne, the Kraken was woken up when Snake Probes showed up in the tunnels of the Kraken's underground kingdom. Eventually, the Kraken left his throne. When the Knothole Freedom Fighters later arrived in the Kraken's underground kingdom, whom the Kraken blamed for the destruction of his home, the Kraken first grabbed Antoine and then Sally while the others were not looking. The Kraken would then put the heroes in a muddy pool in which they would eventually drown. When Sonic and Rotor later arrived in his throne room, the Kraken caught Sonic, but Rotor managed to escape him. Ignoring Sonic's attempts to explain his innocence, the Kraken put Sonic in the same pool as Sally and Antoine. After some time though, he met all four Freedom Fighters inside one of his tunnels. Just as he tried to attack them again though, the quartet convinced him to share his story with them. After hearing it, the heroes explained to him that it was Dr. Robotnik who was responsible for the pollution. Soon after, the Kraken was bound by two Snake Probe, but was eventually rescued when Sonic destroyed the drilling platform from which the Snake Probes came from. Later, Rotor poured some of the life-giving green water he had found into the contaminated water in the Kraken's underground kingdom, thus cleansing it of the pollution. In gratitude, Kraken gave the heroes a gift that would help them make the trees they were planting grow.
Due to the extermination of his home and people, the Kraken held great resentment towards everyone from the surface and would attack with hostilely. His attitude towards people from the surface later changed when the Freedom Fighters helped, making the Kraken grateful to them for helping him. His anger can sometimes cause him lash out at anyone.
Powers and abilities
Due to his size, the Kraken has impressive strength that allows him to easily lift characters like Sonic and hold them in an iron grip. He also has great knowledge about his underground world and the life-giving water flowing through it.
In other media
In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics, the Kraken itself does not appear. Instead, a species in his likeness is mentioned. These creatures, which were indigenous to Mobius' underground, were enslaved by the Nerb Dark Egg Legion during the Second Robotnik War and were used for heavy labor.
- The Kraken is a reference to an octopus-like mythological beast.