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Cap'n Cuttlefish (Japanese: アタリメ司令 Atarime Shirei / Commander Atarime) is a character in Splatoon and Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion. He is an elderly Inkling and a main character. He acts as a guide for the protagonist, (the player's Inkling) in Hero Mode.

History


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Prior to the ultimate end of the Great Turf Wars, Cap'n Cuttlefish served as leader of a division called the Squidbeak Splatoon alongside Ammoses Shellendorf, Judd, and two unidentified Inkling soldiers. It is unknown what he did between the end of the war and the beginning of Splatoon, but he seems to have changed little.


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Splatoon


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Cap'n Cuttlefish can be found poking his head out of a manhole in the corner of Inkopolis Plaza. On the first time the player arrives at Cuttlefish's shack in Octo Valley, he introduces himself and recruits the player as Agent 3 to help take back the Great Zapfish from the Octarians. He provides assistance throughout the levels, until the completion of The Rampaging Octowhirl!, where he gets kidnapped by DJ Octavio. Agents 1 and 2 take over his role, until the final mission, where Agent 3 battles DJ Octavio to rescue Cap'n Cuttlefish, who is tied up in a chair. During the 4th phase, the Squid Sisters override the boss music, allowing Cuttlefish to set himself free. Replaying the final mission results in new dialogue, describing how DJ Octavio escaped from his globe and recaptured Cap'n Cuttlefish.


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Splatoon 2


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In Splatoon 2, Marie takes over the role of Agent 4's guide / mentor. Sunken Scroll number 25 reveals Cap'n Cuttlefish went off travelling with Agent 3 for some kind of research trip "at the cape".


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Octo Expansion


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He will reappear in the Octo Expansion pack, once again providing the role as the guide to Agent 8. In the expansion, he wears a green tracksuit, and his cap is white and worn backwards. He also has square headphones around his neck.

Personality and traits

Cap'n Cuttlefish is a decorated hero who fought in the Great Turf Wars of legend between the Inklings and Octarians. He now keeps solemn vigil over Octo Valley, watching for any fishy behavior. Though his clothes may be tattered, his heart is pure and nothing escapes his razor-sharp gaze.[1]

Cuddle

Cuttlefish in the manhole


He can be found in a corner under a manhole cover in Inkopolis Plaza.

Trivia

  • Cap'n Cuttlefish's favorite food is "crabby cakes".
    • In the European version, it is biscuits
      • If the final battle in Hero Mode is played again, Cap'n Cuttlefish will mention that DJ Octavio escaped his globe prison while the Cap'n was eating crabby cakes.
      • In the UK version, he states that he was captured while he was eating biscuits.
      • In the French version, he just says he was having a snack.
  • Cap'n Cuttlefish's Japanese name, "Atarime" (アタリメ) is another name for "surume" (鯣), dried shredded squid.
  • In the Story Mode trailer, and multiple pre-release screenshots, Cap'n Cuttlefish is shown to be in areas in which he doesn't appear in the final game (Such as levels like Lair of the Octoballs) It is unknown if he was removed from those levels near the end of development, or if he was simply placed there for presentation with screenshots and the trailer.
    • Also, his manhole in Inkopolis was originally in an area resembling the weapons testing map, and had a much similar design. That area was also visited by sparrow-like birds. 
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      Cuttlefish and his original spot

  • Cap'n Cuttlefish seems to make an appearance in a few of the Sunken Scrolls.
    • In Sunken Scroll #15, it is shown that Cap'n Cuttlefish was the leader of the Squidbeak Splatoon, which also seemed to include Sheldon's Grandfather ("grandpappy")  Ammoses Shellendorf, and Judd.
    • In Sunken Scroll #16, a young Cap'n Cuttlefish can be seen, beside an Octarian who appears to be a young DJ Octavio. This implies that the two could have been friends before the Great Turf War, but are now bitter enemies because of it.
  • Cap'n Cuttlefish's cane bears strong resemblance to the Bamboozler 14 MK I and the Bamboozler 14 MK II
  • Agent 1 and 2 refer to him as their grandfather. Those agents are later shown to be Callie and Marie. This relation could suggest Cap'n Cuttlefish is also from Calamari County.
  • You can claim his hat, the Legendary Cap, by reaching level 50 and speaking to Judd.
  • Even though he is an Inkling, you won't be able to splat Captain Cuttlefish. Instead, he'll shake off the ink that you shoot at him.
  • In Splatoon 2, Cap'n Cuttlefish is currently with Agent 3 and is still alive.
  • He is voiced by Mahito Yokota. [2]

Gallery

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese

アタリメ司令

lit. Commander Japanese Flying Squid
Spanish (NOA) Capitán Jibión

References

  1. Post about Cap'n Cuttlefish from the US Splatoon Tumblr.
  2. "Splatoon" on Behind The Voice Actors.