The Future Stares Back

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02-08: Switching Things Up
Return of the Mammalians missions
03-01: Climbing the Corporate Splatter


The Future Stares Back
Fight your way to the exit.
Alterna 02 Boss.jpg
Site Cozy & Safe Factory
Fee Power Eggs No Fee
Lives 3
Weapons and Rewards

S3 Weapon Main Hero Shot Level 1 Flat.pngS3 Weapon Sub Smallfry.png

Power Eggs 700


First-time Bonus Power Eggs 2200


The Eel Deal
Frye
— Intro to Frye's boss fight.

The Future Stares Back is the second boss in Splatoon 3: Return of the Mammalians.

Boss appearance

The boss is Frye, who rides on the remains of the Octostomp and sends moray eels to attack Agent 3. The Octostomp's face now has a yellow color, and its eye sockets are empty.

Walkthrough

Note: Due to the level having no fee, you may retry from checkpoints as many times as you want, even if you lose all your lives.

The Octostomp's remains spin around on one of its corners, and its movement prevents it from being inked; touching it while it spins will inflict damage. Frye will occasionally try to charge at the player in between her eel dances, which can be predicted when the Octostomp jumps.

Every time Frye finishes a move, she will say "Mixing it up!" before making another move.

First Phase

Frye will use her "Eel Downpour" attack to make eels rain down from the sky; like the Tenta Missiles, their location is designated by small circles on the ground. She may also use "Hundred Eel Vision", summoning eels to shoot ink at the player. Shooting the eels will usually destroy them, but attacking the eels with masks will cause them to fly back at Frye. She will be stunned if she is hit with enough eels and cause the Octostomp to stop spinning, allowing the player to ink the Octostomp's sides and attack her directly. Should she recover before being splatted, she will repeat this pattern.

Second Phase

Frye will now begin to use her "Moray Whirlpool" attack, which sends out an expanding circle of eels. As before, the masked eels will fly back at Frye and potentially stun her. However, the Octostomp will take longer to stop spinning and Frye will remain stunned for less time.

Third Phase

In addition to her previous attacks, Frye will now use the "Great Moray Transformation". When this attack is performed, her eels will assume a fish-like formation and relentlessly charge at the player. Shooting the masked eels will continue to stun Frye if enough of them are sent back, but she will only remain stunned for a short time before resuming her attacks.

Enemies and Mechanics

First Introduced

Previously Introduced

Trivia

  • Similarly to the final bosses of Octo Valley and Octo Canyon, some of the character dialogue changes on repeat playthroughs.
  • Frye's ink color has the Deep Cut logo similar to Shiver's and Big Man's ink colors.
  • When turning Color Lock on, Frye’s ink color will turn a deep indigo color.
  • Unlike Shiver and Big Man, Frye is the only Deep Cut boss that can recover from being stunned.

Gallery

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese オルタナに封印された、輝く器。それは…。
Orutana ni fūinsareta, kagayaku utsuwa. Sorewa....
The shining object sealed in Alterna, that is...
Netherlands Dutch Oog in oog met onheil
Vecht je een weg naar de beveiligde deur.
Face to face with disaster
Fight a way to the protected door.
France French (NOE) Frayeur filiforme
Fraie-toi un passage jusqu'à la porte.
Filiform fright
Clear yourself a way to the door.
Germany German Die Zukunft blickt zurück The future looks back
Russia Russian Неприглядное будущее
Доберитесь до двери.

Nepriglyadnoye budushcheye
Doberites' do dveri.
An unsightly future
Reach the door.
Spain Spanish ¡El futuro echa la vista atrás! The future looks back!
China Chinese (Simplified) 被封印在幻界的闪耀之器,那就是……
抵达门后的区域。

Bèi fēngyìn zài huànjiè de shǎnyào zhī qì, nā jiù shì...
Dǐdá ménhòu de qūyù.
The shining object sealed in Alterna, that is...
Reach the area behind the gate.
Hong Kong Chinese (Traditional) 被封印在幻界的閃耀之器,那就是⋯⋯
Bèi fēngyìn zài huàn jiè de shǎnyào zhī qì, nà jiùshì ⋯⋯
The shining object sealed in Alterna, that is...
South Korea Korean 얼터너에 봉인된 빛나는 그릇. 그것은...
eolteoneoe bong-indoen bichnaneun geuleus. geugeos-eun...
The shining object sealed in Alterna, that is...