The damage sums up to 11 ships and 364 people have died!
Created by Rahab to oversee Luna Sea, the Leviathan has rammed ships to pieces and swallowed fleeing divers whole. The scars received from past attacks and attempts to kill the monster add to his fearsome appearance. As of now, Leviathan has a record of sinking 11 ships and 364 deaths.
The bounty on the capture or death of this massive prehistoric shark is 8,000 G.
The Ocean HunterEdit
After they arrived at Luna Sea in search for the Leviathan, Torel and Chris arrive at the underwater ruins of an ancient city, where the megalodon is rumored to be. While traversing the ruins, the two stumble upon the Leviathan, which immediately attacked them, prompting them to fight back. During the battle, many of the sharks in the surrounding area come to the Leviathan's aid.
Halfway into the battle Torel and Chris lose sight of the massive shark and they scout out the area. Not long after, the Leviathan suddenly burst out from a nearby structure below and attempts to kill them from there. Despite the odds, however, Torel and Chris are able to defeat the monster, ending the Leviathan's reign of Luna Sea.
Sunburst Area/Vulnerable area: Body
Sweet Spot/Weakpoint: Eye, throat/gullet
After smashing apart a nearby structure and "roaring" at the player ("It's coming!"), the Leviathan will first swim around the area before attempting to bite the player. Sometimes the monster will move his head around and "roar" to indicate that he's about to attack. The player must fire rapidly and continuously at his throat to deal enough damage to cancel his attack. Regardless of success or failure, the Leviathan will repeat the pattern. Sometimes the Leviathan will swim away and deploy three sharks to attack the player.
Once his health has been reduced to half, the Leviathan will back up slowly while the camera quickly focuses on two sharks coming at the player from below. Once they're out of the way, the camera will look back up ("It's gone! Where did it go?") shortly before the monster reappears. At this point the Leviathan will try to bite the player, but not before opening his mouth and slowly shaking his head sideways. The Leviathan's Sweet Spot will also be marked by a targeting reticle onscreen. The player must fire at the Sweet Spot before the time limit runs out, which will be indicated by the proximity between the player and the Leviathan. The Leviathan will be defeated once he receives three successful shots to the Sweet Spot.
In the Old Testament, the Leviathan was a "chaos animal" in the form of a sea monster. It later would come to be viewed as an "anti-divine" symbol of evil that would be killed on Judgement Day. The Leviathan, viewed as huge and unstoppable, also figures into the mythologies of Canaan and Ugarit, two Middle-Eastern city-states. The word later came to be used as a term for "great whale", as well as for sea monsters in general.
- The Leviathan can be considered the mascot of the game, since he is featured on many promotional images of the game and that the bounty poster's drawing of the monster is part of the game title.
- The Leviathan's body appearance resembles those of sand tiger sharks or their prehistoric giant ancestor eptostyrax, although his species name is Megalodon, suggesting he is a Megalodon the disputed ancestor of the great white. His size also matches the speculated size of the said extinct shark, which is believed to be the largest shark ever known if not the largest predator ever known on Earth.
- ↑ The Ocean Hunter, Attract Mode (JP)