Which cephalopod would you fight

Assuming you had to, which would you fight of the ones listed below, and would you feel bad about it?

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  • Dumbo octopuses are small aren’t they? It’ll be the easiest and least dangerous, and I wouldn’t have to experience how gross it must feel to smash through a nautilus’s crunchy shell.

    I don’t know if I’d feel guilty, I can’t predict how I might feel, but it absolutely isn’t something I’d want to do. I may feel distressed and a sense of injustice, because that dumbo octopus is an innocent, likely scared animal without much to defend itself, octopuses are intelligent, possibly near sentient beings that lack the ability to communicate beyond gestures and body language as far as we know. Although they’re intelligent, they’re still an animal without a strong moral compass or logic, so it probably wouldn’t understand why it’s being hurt.

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  • I think a dumbo octopus is the only one I have a chance of beating. I don’t think I could ever fight a nautilus, those things look a little to scary to me.

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    • Also at the depths of the giant squid wouldnt that crush people or would it make your inside bits turn into your outside bits?

      Also side topic if we are fighting a giant squid in 10ft of water wouldnt the pressure difference cause the squid to die? In that case I'll go for the giant squid.

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      • You brought up a very good point so I googled it out of curiosity! Deep water creatures won’t die from pressure difference but they do die from the difference in temperature.

        But I don’t think a giant squid would die from temperature difference anyways because I seen some videos of them very alive at the surface.

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  • Omg I love you. I'm more than slightly obsessed with cephalopods & you even know the correct word!

    Omg they're amazing & I could go on rants about their hyper intelligence & the fact that there are studies showing that octopuses can observe other octopuses solving puzzles and then solve them immediately, which illustrates a semblance of self awareness & the development of memory...it's insanely interesting.

    But to answer your question, I would go with dumbo. Easy fight. I'd just bring him to the surface.

    You left out cuttlefish though, those stealthy bastards.

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    • I know right? Cephalopods are so cool! They're like the crows of the sea; they're the most intelligent animal that a lot of people wouldn't have expected to be super intelligent.

      I really wanted to do cuttlefish as an option, but I didn't think the experience of actually fighting one would be too unique and I didn't wanna have more than five options. I guess I could've done the flamboyant cuttlefish because it's venomous, but I already had blue ringed octopus so I figured it'd be a little redundant.

      I omitted the mimic octopus for the same reason. The way it imitates so many other animals is so cool, but if it's already locked in a fight to the death I don't think it'll be too different from fighting a normal octopus

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      • Oh man, I could nerd out about cephalopods for hours. I just watched my octopus teacher for...i think the third time. You are officially my people. In a better life I would've been a marine biologist.

        You poll choices make sense now that you explain them. You should've put Humboldt squid aka diablo roja in though. Those bastards have killed tons of peoole by kamikaze bludgeoning them to death with their own bodies. I wouldn't want to fight those guys.

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      • Fuck yeah!!!!! I wish I could give people 75 thumbs up

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  • Giant squid- go hard or go home. I need the Natural History Museum to re-open so I can visit the giant squid corpse in there.

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    • Those things are terrifying! I could never. They are one of my favorite animals though, I can definitely admire their beauty.

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      • Moth_wife! I thought you left us!

        I haven’t seen their squid in the flesh yet as you have to pay an extra £10 to go on the Spirit Tour behind the museum’s scenes. Back when my sisters were in school my dad let them call in sick to go up to London and see it but I was stuck in uni that day. It’s one of my goals to look in his eye and bask in his majesty.

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        • Wow, that's so cool! Sounds like a dream honestly. If you ever do see it you'll have to let me know!

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  • A Nautilus. It'd probably feel like smashing a big shrimp.

    I wouldn't want to hurt a dumbo octopus, it looks kinda cute and funny.

    Why can't I just go for a regular octopus. All I need is a harpoon and I'll be having grilled octopus for dinner.
    Man, I love grilled octopus.

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  • Whichever one tastes better.

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  • Collosal squid. It'll quickly retreat to deeper waters like the big bitch that it is.

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  • None of them, they are scary and very intelligent. Respect them. Leave them alone.

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    • Dumbo squid is the most harmless one. It's called a dumbo squid since it's a squid but has larger than normal fins on its head giving the appearance of ears.

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  • I'd kill the nautilus and eat it.

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