"I'd Flop Like a Fish for You"

Films: The Amphibian Man (1962)

Alias: None

Type: Man-Made

Location: Ocean/Civilized Area

Height/Weight: That of an average human.

Affiliation: Good

Summary: When it came to emergency surgery, the guy who saved this boy's life...had too much of an imagination. Sure, it gave him some cool powers, but now Icthyander is going to find that love stinks.

History: The adoptive son of a doctor who saved his life, Icthyander was surgically given the gills of a shark so that he would be more adapted to life underwater. But things get complicated because A. he can barely stay on land, and B. he's in love with a greedy fisherman’s daughter.

Notable Kills: None.

Final Fate: Icthyander may have escaped exploitation, but he and the girl he loves can never be together. For in the end, his love, his life, his lady is the sea...for many years, apparently.

Powers/Abilities: Icthyander has completely adapted to living almost exclusively in the water.

Weakness: Due to being in the water for so long, he finds fresh air quite unbearable.

Scariness Factor: 1-First of all, his outfit bites! It looks more at home in a cheesy sentai show than anything else. Also, he's a nice guy when you get to know him.

Trivia: -The title of this film was originally going to involve Tarzan, but the Edgar Rice Burroughs' estate took offense to this.

-Despite being rather obscure in the U.S., this film was a box office and audience hit in its home country, the Soviet Union.

Image Gallery

In the depths, questionable practices still exist.

"For the last time, we are NOT taking over the world."

No ape-man to ruin this movie. Just a man of the water.

"Don't be creepy...don't be creepy..."
The more alien his appearance, the better.

Okay. That is indeed creepy.

I trust the fish man more than I trust the dolphin.

Wonder and whimsy, people.