- Scylla is a Quintesson pirate.
Scylla (スキュウレ Sukyūre, pronounced "skyoo-leh") is a soldier and pirate wench, and proud of it! The second strongest of the Seacon Space Pirate crew, Scylla uses her powerful Skelaser-Armed beast mode in battle. Very fast under water, her greatest attack is the "Kiss of Death."
Put delicately, despite her manifold virtues, Scylla is not the brightest of the Seacons. But they still love her.
Scylla combines with her fellow Seacon pirates to form God Neptune.
- God Neptune (Ultra, 1998)
- Japanese ID number: D-21
- Available only in the God Neptune multi-pack, Scylla is a redeco of the Generation 1 Seacon Tentakil, transforming into an ambulatory squid-monster. Like her fellow God Neptune partners, Scylla lacks her individual weapons and "weapon stand" parts from the original version of the mold. Being part of the Scramble City-style design, she can form the arm or leg to any compatible super robot, but her standard placement is as the left leg to God Neptune.
- For unknown reasons, a great number of unboxed God Neptune sets—lacking all of their accessories, including combiner parts—ended up available on the secondary market. These went for considerably less than the "complete" releases, naturally.
- Scylla's name is derived from a mythical Greek monster of varying characteristics, but often similar to a sort of giant squid. Said monster is consistently female throughout the myths. Also, either name pronunciation ("silla" or "skilla") is technically correct, with the latter being the Greek pronunciation.
- A Japanese trading card renders Scylla's name in English as "Squlle". This highlights the fact that Scylla's name was not actually rendered with the Katakana used for the mythological monster from The Odyssey — that's スキュラ Sukyura, compared to our pirate wench's スキュウレ Sukyūre. As such, it seems Scylla's name may have originally been a "Rhinoxization" of the creature's, featuring extra nonsense syllables, rather than a straight literary nod.
- The name "Scylla" (this time pronounced "silla") was mentioned in an episode of Beast Wars as a set of coordinates. This was most likely intended to reference a fan who went by the screen name "Scylla", who had named herself after the Beast Wars II character.
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