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Reptilicus (puppet)

Reptilicus is the titular antagonist in the 1961 giant monster film of the same name. He is a giant dragon-like creature with the ability to regenerate from a single body-part.


Svend Viltorft The Miners dug up Reptilicus's tail when they were drilling in Lapland. It is flown to the Danish aquariam in Copenhagen, where it is put in a cold room for study. Due to careless mishandling, the door is left open and the section begins to thaw, only for scientists to find that it is beginning to regenerate.

The creature is dubbed "Reptilicus" and its regenerating ability is compared to other animals like earthworms and starfish. Once fully regenerated, it goes on a rampage across the Danish countryside to the panic-stricken streets of Copenhagen.

It is presumably killed when it is poisoned by ingenious scientists and military officers, and its foot sinks to the bottom of the sea, leaving the film open-ended, as the foot could possibly regenerate.


  1. Dr. Peter Dalby - Eaten by Reptilicus
  2. Electric Eel - Eaten by Reptilicus
  3. Cows - Eaten by Reptilicus
  4. Farmer - Eaten by Reptilicus
  5. Navy Officer - Explosion by Reptilicus
  6. Commander Vanggaard - Explosion by Reptilicus
  7. Beach Boy - Acid by Reptilicus
  8. Beach Girl - Acid by Reptilicus
  9. Beach People - Acid by Reptilicus
  10. Running People - Acid by Reptilicus
  11. Bicycle People - Eaten by Reptilicus
  12. Bridge Operator - Acid by Reptilicus
  13. Nightclub Singer - Eaten by Reptilicus
  14. Police Chief Hassing - Acid by Reptilicus
  15. Driver for Brandt - Crushed by Reptilicus
  16. Captain Brandt - Crushed by Reptilicus



  • Reptilicus is the only Danish monster.
  • The special effects used to bring Reptilicus to life was a wired marionette.
  • The film was produced by both the American International Pictures and Saga Studios.
  • There was a deleted scene were Reptilicus flyed. It was cut because it was too unrealistic.
  • Reptilicus can spit neon green acid, albiet clumsily and randomly.
  • Reptilicus is a homage to Manda.

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