Films: Lake Placid (1999), Lake Placid 2 (2007), Lake Placid 3 (2010), Lake Placid: The Final Chapter (2012), Lake Placid vs. Anaconda (2015), Lake Placid: Legacy (2018)
Location: Lake/Forest/Civilized area/Haunted home
Height/Weight: Up to about 30 feet long and weighing twice as much as an average saltwater crocodile.
Summary: The Crocodile. A near-perfect killing machine that has perfected its craft for millions of years, with barely any change at all. The only thing that has changed significantly is its size. And even then, there are those who like to stick to their roots...
History: No one knows how a pair of gigantic saltwater crocodiles managed to get all the way to Lake Placid, Maine. All we know is that they just appeared, and simply didn't know when to leave. At least one person took a liking to them, but she was the local kook, and pretty much no one else appreciated having any monstrous reptiles in their lake disrupting the ecosystem and eating anything and anyone who dares go anywhere near the water. Oh, and they had kids. Lots of them.
Notable Kills: Eating a bear, ganging up on an idiotic girl wandering into their eating session, dragging a car into the water to get the morsel, biting a guy's d*ck off before taking the rest, hordes of babies tearing a guy up, and flinging an anaconda all the way into a helicopter's propeller.
Final Fate: The male croc is shot to death while the larger female gets subdued and transferred to parts unknown. As for their young, they just keep multiplying to the point where some aren't even in Lake Placid anymore. They keep on dying, but more take their place. Thankfully, most of them aren't as big as their predecessors.
Weakness: Anything conventional.
Scariness Factor: 3.5-The most fright is derived from the first pair of crocs. Many times, one can be forgiven for thinking that there is a very real, very powerful, very hungry prehistoric monster waiting in the waters, especially thanks to Stan Winston's top-notch prop work. But alas, the following crocs, as violent as they are, are hampered by terrible CGI.
Trivia: -The saltwater crocodile is the largest croc living today, as well as the largest reptile around. The biggest specimen was the 20 feet long croc known as Lolong. Named after a veteran crocodile hunter, he put up quite a fight before being put into captivity. Despite multiple accusations of eating people in the wild, these were untrue, and he was actually quite calm around people before dying in 2013. To this day, the people who cared for him remember him fondly.
-The largest croc to ever exist though was an extinct species that once terrorized the waters of Africa and South America. Its name was Sarcosuchus Imperator. And considering that the largest specimen was about 38 feet long and weighing in at an estimated eight tons, you'll understand why they gave it a name that literally translates to "Blood Croc Emperor".