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Mollusk Launcher
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Class

Special

Cost

DLC

Ammo

Squid

Clip size

1

Damage

0

Refire Delay

2000
0

Ragdoll Force

0

Range

300

Trigger

single

Notes

Flags: no hide on sprint, manually detonates
Projectile: sticky
Melee: RPG

Appears in

Funtime! Pack DLC

The Mollusk Launcher[1] is a weapon in the Funtime! Pack DLC for Saints Row: The Third.

Singing, exploding, cuddly, mind-controlling octopi.[sic] Yeah. Mind-control. We're serious.
— Weapon description [2]

Description Edit

Professor Genki's Mollusk Launcher is a bright colored weapon that fires live octopi[2] at targets. The gun combines properties of Satchel Charges and the Annihilator. The octopi fly straight forward, stick to what they hit and can be rapidly detonated using the grenade button.

Unique to this gun is the mind control ability. When a human target is hit, they first burst out in dance, then aid The Protagonist in battle for as long as the octopus remains attached. The mind control does not work on everyone. Co-op players, homies and brutes are immune but can still be damaged by detonating the attached octopus.

This weapon was originally only available to pre-order customers as part of Professor Genki's Hyper Ordinary Pre-Order Pack, [3]. This pack was renamed Funtime! Pack and released[4] as a stand-alone DLC in Feb 2012.

AnalysisEdit

Pros
  • Converts enemies into allies
  • Can detonate converted target's early if desired
Cons

TriviaEdit

  • The octopus on the launcher starts talking when the weapon is pulled out. It says things as "Please Genki!", "Don't do that to me, noo!" "So, Sorry!" , and "No, no, no, Genki, nooo don't shoot gun!".
  • When mind controlling a target, the octopi[sic] [2] say things such as "You go this way now" or "good boy you be good".
  • Pre-release, this weapon has also been referred to as Professor Genki's Octopuss[sic] Cannon[3], and Professor Genki's All-Purpose Mollusc Launcher.[5]
  • During the Itagaki trailer[link?], when hit by the octopus projectile, the target breaks into the dance shown by The Protagonist in The Syndication trailer.[link?]
  • When used against a Brute, Professor Genki or any homies the octopus does not take control of their body; instead, a floating red 'Unethical' is shown. If it hits a valid enemy, a floating green 'Ethical' is shown.
  • The Mollusk Launcher can also mind control zombies making it a useful weapon to use during the Zombie Attack mission and the zombie survival mission. Also when hit by an octopus, Zombie do not break in to dance like other controllable targets do.
  • It is possible to mind control Homies after they have been dismissed.
  • The damage of the exploding mollusk is same as a Satchel Charge.
  • While the octopus is a mollusk, the term "Mollusk" is a general classification and it is more commonly referred to by the more specific class "Cephalopod".
  • The plural form "octopi" is used in the in-game text, which is technically incorrect as the word "octopus" originates from Greek, so the plural form is "octopodes", rather than the latin plural form "octopi", or the english "octopuses".
  • The octopi can also control soldiers in the military. They attach themselves to the riot shielders, who don't dance, and soldiers manning the turrets on the humvees, who do a short dance on top of the turret and pop back in. However, "Unethical" appears when trying to control a tank gunner.
  • There is a green eye on the front.
  • The gun is a reference to the original ending of Watchmen, where a psiquical octopus attack New York.

Gallery Edit

  • The Mollusk Launcher in the weapons cache.
  • Mollusk Launcher (Professor Genki's Octopuss Cannon)
  • The weapon in use.
  • The Mollusk Launcher being used during the "Itagaki" Trailer
  • The Mollusk Launcher
  • The Octopus ammo

References Edit

  1. YouTube: Saints Row The Third Gameplay
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Image:
    Mollusk Launcher description

    Mollusk Launcher description

  3. 3.0 3.1 Saints Row Website: Professor Genki's Hyper Ordinary Pre-Order Pack Has Arrived! retrieved 31st July 2011
  4. Saints Row Website: Funtime and Money Shot DLC Out Now!
  5. YouTube: Saints Row 3 Gameplay Interview: Sex Appeal, Manapault, and More! retrieved 18th August 2011
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