Or is it Octopodes?
Hello, octopus fans! We here at Young Horses have felt for a long time now that octopus characters are underrepresented in video games. We had to slam our heads together to think up not just any old octopi, but those that stuck out as the most interesting and memorable.
Did we leave out a video game octopus that you cherish and/or vaguely remember? Leave a comment to point out our egregious error!
#10 – Cthulhu (Cthulhu Saves The World)
Song – Cthulhu’s Angels
First up is the undersea lord of madness himself, Cthulhu! (Ia! Ia! Cthulhu fhtagn!) Definitely the oldest cephalopod on the list, he’s appeared in a number of games before, but this was his first outing as a protagonist. He can wield forbidden magic, fly through the vastness of space, crush the minds of mortals through dreams, and set trends in facial tentacle fashion that last for decades. Sadly, he is bumped far down the list for being only somewhat octopus in nature.
Check out the rest of our list after the break!