- Main article: Kraken (Final Fantasy)
Two hundred years before the events of the game, Kraken infiltrated a water temple near Onrac and submerges it beneath the sea, where it becomes the Sunken Shrine. When the party follows him to his watery lair, he reveals that he is one of the Four Fiends under Chaos, and promises to make the shrine their tombs.
- Main article: Kraken (Final Fantasy III)
- Main article: Kraken (The After Years)
The Kraken in Final Fantasy IV: The After Years is the return of the fiend from the original Final Fantasy. He is weak to Lightning as in the original game, and is fought in the Depths, on the floor with all of the other original Final Fantasy bosses. Upon defeat, the Kraken relinquishes the Triton Dagger.
- Main article: Kraken (Final Fantasy IX)
Kraken is one of the guardians of Terra and resides in the Water Shrine. He later appears with the other three incarnations of the Four Fiends in Memoria. Crystallized versions of him can be encountered in the Crystal World.
Kraken are a species of Sea Monk.
An homage to Kraken appears as the Falgabard Kraken, an Ice Flan belonging to a special force of the Red Wings. It is fought as a boss on mission #078: Water Sigil.
- Main article: Kraken (Summon)
In Dissidia Final Fantasy, Kraken appears as a summon. His original Final Fantasy artwork is showcased when he is summoned into battle. His portrait is also included in the Chaos Shrine battle arena.
As with all summons from Dissidia, Kraken returns with the same effect in Dissidia 012 and can be obtained by purchasing it at Moogle Shops.
The Kraken is an enemy and also a possible monster that the party's monster unit(s) can transform into.
The Kraken is an enemy and also a possible monster that the party can transform into.
- "This regal Fiend of Water has a penchant for sinking things with its tentacles."
- —In-game description.
The Kraken were giant sea monsters, found in Norse and Icelandic mythology. Often depicted as gigantic octopuses or squids, they were thought to rise up from the deeps, grappling and then sinking small ships. Other myths held that the greatest dangers from the Kraken were the whirlpools left behind from their descent back into the deeps.