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Giant Squid
RA2 Giant Squid
Unit
Affiliation

Soviets

Role

Special Support Unit

Armament

Tentacle Grab and Punch

Protection

Natural skin

Tier

3

Tech level

9

Properties
Hit points

200

Armor type

Light

Production
Cost

$1000

Build time

0:40

Produced by

Soviet Naval Shipyard

Requires

Soviet Battle Lab

Combat
Ground attack
  • 15 (40 when elite) (vs. boat) (ParasitePlus)
  • 100 (50 in RA2) (200 when elite) (vs. non-boat) (HE)
Cooldown
  • 99 (vs. boat)
  • 32 (vs. non-boat)
Sea Speed

8

Attack range
  • 1.5 (vs. boat)
  • 1.83 (vs. non-boat)
Sight range

5

Function
Abilities

Self-healing
Cloaked when not attacking

Elite upgrade

Increased strength, firepower, rate of fire

I thought I had seen everything, but this really takes the cake.
- Eva Lee
RA2 Giant Squid Icons

The cephalopod Architeuthis dux, more commonly called the Giant Squid, is a deep-dwelling ocean creature that can grow to immense size. Despite the rarity and elusiveness of the creature, Giant Squid were used by the Soviets during the Third World War.

BackgroundEdit

These creatures would attack a ship from beneath, wrapping their tentacles around it and crushing it. The ships had no defense against this type of attack, and would be unable to remove the squid by themselves. The targeted ship also became immobile once the squid grappled onto it. The squid may also choose to "slap" a target if entangling it is not an option.

There are inconsistent reports as to how the Soviets obtained the Giant Squids. Some reports state that Yuri's psychic ability was used to control them. Others say that Soviet scientists used pleasure-and-pain treatment to train the squids. Although, after Yuri's defection from the Soviet Union, the Squids continued to follow Soviet orders. Therefore, most intelligence insists that the second means was true, though some speculate that psychic ability could have been used to attract them. It is rumored that Soviet cloning technology may be involved in its breeding program.

Being an animal, Giant Squids can regenerate wounds. Also, because of its size and strength, it is also able to withstand a torpedo or depth charge explosion. After all, the sea is full of nutritious sources of food. Between many options the sea has to offer, Giant Squid may favor indulging in a delicacy of highly trained Navy SEAL's muscle and bone (and even Allies' infamous commando, Tanya), though bullets fired from their sub machine guns (or pistols in Tanya's case) may harm the Squid a bit.

CountersEdit

The best known and most effective counter was the Allied Dolphin who were trained for the sole purpose of taking out Giant Squids. The Dolphin's sonic pulse would cause the squid so much pain that it would release ships and try to attack the Dolphin, but it would die from only a few sonic pulses so it rarely could reach the Dolphin in time.

Yuri also employed the Boomer submarine which prevented the squids from grabbing onto it allowing the submarine to easily slaughter the squids.

UsageEdit

They were used as a line of defense for Cuba to prevent the Allies from reaching their Nuclear Missile Silos there, but failed to stop them. They also were used in an attempt to prevent the American allied forces from landing in Europe to help the European allied forces fight in Eastern Europe.

During the Psychic Dominator Disaster, the Soviets utillized a few of these units in a very unique tactic. They deployed the squid ahead of Typhoon Attack Submarines to pinpoint any Boomers and "lure" the Boomer's torpedos from the Typhoon (or any ship being covered). A direct hit from a Boomer can still be tolerated by the squid, provided that they keep maneouvering to dodge the torpedo barrage.

AftermathEdit

They are not known to be used in War of the Three Powers. Nevertheless, Terror Drones, being amphibious and having the ability to immobilize any surface vehicle, may be used for a similar purpose.

AssessmentEdit

ProsEdit

  • One of infecting units makes naval player headache!
  • Resistant to SEAL and Tanya weapon
  • Can infect even Robot Tank
  • Fast Moving
  • Instant Death when infected unit has hit point below 25%
  • Iron Curtain used on infected naval unit doesn't kill squid unlike infected land unit by Terror Drone 
  • Cannot be mind-control (data intel shows squid is already mind-control)

ConsEdit

  • Genetic Mutator will be the best choice to kill them
  • Cannot infect Boomers (but still attack with smashing while deals a little due to Boomers' armor)
  • Cannot kill dolphin one-by-one
  • Infected unit can be stopped by dolphin's sonic

GalleryEdit

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