|Height||10 metres (32ft 9.7in)|
|Attacks||Tentacles - 0AP, used for stealing information from or possessing a member of the group on Lyoko.|
|First Appearance||Unchartered Territory|
|"Destroy it!! That thing is taking away Aelita's memory!!"|
–Jeremie about the Scyphozoa in "Uncharted Territory."
Scyphozoa is the monster programmed by X.A.N.A. to access and manipulate digital memory. It serves a great number of purposes for X.A.N.A. personally: the predominant two of its tasks are to drain a victim's/object's digital memory/energy, or plant viruses in the Lyoko Warriors to put them under XANA's control.
It appeared again in the episode Exploration, where X.A.N.A. used it to try and steal Aelita's memories after Ulrich and Odd were devirtualized. It is driven away by Yumi.
It appears next in the episode A Great Day, where X.A.N.A. attempted to trick the group by using the return to the past while Aelita was still on Lyoko, temporarily trapping her on Lyoko with the Scyphozoa attempting to steal her memories.
Scyphozoa next appears in Mister Pück, where it tries to steal Aelita's memories after her legs are frozen by a Blok's freeze attack.
Scyphozoa, then appears in Saint Valentine's Day, where X.A.N.A. uses a mind control necklace to force Aelita to go to the Scyphozoa willingly. This plan fails when Odd begins to attack Aelita using his laser arrows, and the Scyphozoa flees.
Scyphozoa appears in Final Mix, where a X.A.N.A.-possessed Jim forces Aelita to go to Lyoko, and then the Scyphozoa appears and attempts to drain Aelita's memories, but is forced to flee by the warriors. It should be noted that in this episode it shows that the Scyphozoa must physically travel to it's locations.
Scyphozoa shows up in the episode Missing Link, in this episode the Scyphozoa appears in the beginning of the episode and attacks Yumi instead of Aelita, and manages to steal Yumi's DNA sequence. This was done to force Aelita to go to Lyoko and give Yumi her DNA sequence, which would allow X.A.N.A. to be able to get Aelita's memories at will.
Scyphozoa makes a brief appearance in the episode Temptation, it was blocking Aelita's entrance to the Tower, but Yumi scared it away by cutting of its tentacles before it could attempt to drain Aelita's memories.
In A Bad Turn, the Scyphozoa was tricked by Aelita into stealing the memories of a clone that she created. The clone Aelita disappears shortly after the Scyphozoa begins draining the fake memories, while the real Aelita makes her escape to the tower.
In Ultimatum, X.A.N.A. kidnaps Odd and Yumi and sends Aelita an Ultimatum, surrender herself to the Scyphozoa at 2 o'clock or her friends will be liquidated (Which means that they will be killed via electrocution).
In X.A.N.A.'s Kiss, the Scyphozoa almost succeeds in stealing Aelita's memories but it is stopped by Ulrich who throws his Katana as if it were a boomerang, cutting its tentacles and returning Aelita's memory to her.
Deja Vu is the only episode that Aelita has been attacked twice by the Scyphozoa, there, X.A.N.A. took advantage of his connection to Aelita in order to stimulate her brain and force visions of the Hermitage, Franz Hopper, and the Men In Black to lure her to Sector 5 in desperation. Aelita left herself vulnerable to the Scyphozoa, getting attacked first in the Core Zone, and then in the Celestial Dome. The monster was driven away before it could finish the job on both occassions.
In the episode Franz Hopper, a spectre imitates Franz Hopper and sends Aelita, with out knowing that it was a clone, to a platform where the Scyphozoa appears and drains the clone's memories. After the Scyphozoa destroys the clone, it is shown looking dazed after absorbing the fake data and quickly retreats.
In the episode The Key, the Lyoko Warriors learned that X.A.N.A. did not inject a virus in Aelita, it actually stole a memory fragment from her, which was hidden in Sector 5 and they launch an attack to get it. Odd, Yumi, Ulrich and Aelita make it to the memory's location with Franz Hopper's help, but they find out that the memory fragment they found was actually a trap made by X.A.N.A. who changes the room's shape and devirtuallizes everyone but Aelita. The Scyphozoa then appears and steals all of Aelita's memories from her, allowing X.A.N.A. to finally escape Lyoko.
Scyphozoa reappears in the episode Lyoko Minus One, where it successfully attacks Aelita, but instead of stealing Aelita's memories it inputs a virus into her which forces her to go to the way tower in the Forest Sector, and enter Code X.A.N.A. which destroys the Forest Sector.
Scyphozoa appears in The Secret, where it once again succeeded in controlling Aelita, forcing her to delete the Ice Sector. However, she is devirtualized in time by Yumi, thus saving the Ice Sector from deletion.
Scyphozoa attempts to control Aelita in Triple Trouble, but the plan failed. This is the only time the Scyphozoa failed to possess Aelita.
Scyphozoa is able to take control of Aelita in Double Trouble, because the supercomputer was causing the other warriors to bug up, and be unable to attack anything. Aelita destroys the Mountain Sector.
Scyphozoa in the episode Final Round attacks an inexperienced William, and takes complete control of him during his first trip on Lyoko. William is forced to become X.A.N.A.'s slave and forced to fight the warriors from that point onward until Down to Earth.
With William under X.A.N.A.'s control, the Scyphozoa is not used as much as before. It finally reappears in the episode The Lake, where it tried to steal information about the Skid, which would destroy it. However, Aelita was able to activate multiple towers on Lyoko and was able to fire a blast that overloaded and destroyed the Scyphozoa for the first, and only time in the series.
Code Lyoko: Evolution
Scyphozoa makes a return in the fifth season in order to regain possession of William once again as X.A.N.A.'s loyal minion and ally.
While on the Cortex, William accidentally runs into the Scyphozoa. He tries to escape by devirtualizing himself but he is captured and possessed again before he has the chance. However, the Scyphozoa has not managed a full possession, William is being held up above the ground by its tentacles, surrounded by a black aura. The three Lyoko Warriors decide that talking to William and trying to wake him up is the best course of action, acting as a distraction so someone else can get closer to the Scyphozoa and sever the mental connection between it and William. Ulrich fights William, constantly goading him to try and remind him of his life on Earth. It seems to work, as William slowly becomes more and more human-like again, eventually allowing Yumi to cut off its connection. With the plan having failed, X.A.N.A. has the Scyphozoa and the squadron of Krabs self-destruct in retreat.
Powers and Strengths
The Scyphozoa is arguably one of X.A.N.A.'s most powerful monsters, and the hardest to defeat. The Scyphozoa has the ability to use its tentacles to grab anyone near it. It can use them to steal a person's memory, or DNA sequence, force them to do a task, or plant viruses inside them. However this task requires time, leaving the Scyphozoa unprotected. While the Scyphozoa has no laser weapons, it has been shown to be able to use its tentacles to push weapons out of the Lyoko warrior's hands and knock them to the ground. It is shown that the Scyphozoa can also use its tentacles to steal data from the Skid, as seen in The Lake.
Regardless of lacking any offensive ability, the Scyphozoa can survive any attack thrown at it by the Lyoko warriors. Its Eye is located on a diameter of its head; though only its tentacles and head are ever hit. The tentacles are the only part of the Scyphozoa to ever take any physical damage. The tentacles can regenerate over time and are strong enough to knock away melee weapons like a Zweihänder or stun long-range based weapons like Energy Fields.
As stated above, the Scyphozoa does not have many offensive abilities. While its tentacles are capable of knocking away powerful weapons like still-forming Energy Fields and a Zweihänder, fast enough movement can counter this disarmament attack. Its tentacles are also very weak, and can easily be destroyed. In addition, the Scyphozoa needs time to accomplish a task, which varies based on what X.A.N.A. needs to obtain or accomplish. Draining the Keys to Lyoko and the Life Points of the Skidbladnir for instance, take a relatively long time to do so, while virus implantation or DNA extraction take about a minute at most. This is when the Scyphozoa is at its most vulnerable, as it must stay still as it completes this function. Finally, as the monster takes care to dodge Energy Fields, an action which it has never done for the weapons of the other Lyoko Warriors, it can be presumed that even the Scyphozoa can be harmed by them.
Though, it may look slow at first, Scyphozoa is actually able to easily evade attacks, such as Aelita's Energy Fields, by quickly dodging from side to side. It is also X.A.N.A.'s only monster that constantly levitates in order to get around; its movements are similar to that of a real jellyfish when floating using its tentacles.
- Uncharted Territory (first appearance)
- A Great Day
- Mister Pück
- Saint Valentine's Day
- Final Mix
- Missing Link
- A Bad Turn
- A Fine Mess
- X.A.N.A.'s Kiss
- Cold War
- Déjà Vu
- Is Anybody Out There?
- Franz Hopper
- The Key
- Besides the Scyphozoa; Mantas, Krabs, and Megatanks are the only monsters to have appeared in all five sectors of Lyoko.
- This monster has never been defeated by one of the Lyoko Warriors because it has always retreated. In The Lake, Aelita was able to destroy the Scyphozoa by activating Towers in order to power a shield charge emitted from the Skid, overloading the monster and destroying it. But the Scyphozoa can always be recreated, just like any other monster. It's just such a powerful monster that it takes a lot of computing power to maintain.
- It is unknown if the Scyphozoa is truly immune to Team Lyoko's attacks; it may have just so many life points, it is difficult to defeat, but as the monster's eye has never been hit, this cannot be confirmed. It also avoids Aelita's Energy Fields, implying a vulnerability to them.
- Scyphozoa shows up in Code Lyoko DS as a boss in numerous levels, and must be dealt with to end the level.
- The Scyphozoa has had many nicknames:
- 'Scyphozoa' is the class in which all Jellyfish are included.
- The Scyphozoa does not seem to be able to affect the Life Points of Avatars.
- The Scyphozoa has only attacked Aelita, Yumi and William.
- It returned in Evolution in Mutiny but that was the only Evolution episode it was in.
- It has attacked Aelita sixteen times, Yumi once, and William twice.
- In Code Lyoko: Evolution, the Scyphozoa could not place a victim under X.A.N.A.'s control without keeping its tentacles connected to them, as opposed to earlier seasons. Also, it has been shown to be easier to destroy, given that it was never shown to be destroyed in earlier seasons, though it seems more likely that X.A.N.A. simply had the monster self-destruct in retreat.
- The cause of this change could be because X.A.N.A. does not have all of its Source Codes, which has limited the program's capabilities in some way, and forced a modification in the Scyphozoa, but at the moment there is no way to confirm this.
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