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'Sleep paralysis demon': Twitter reacts to new Kraken mascot Buoy

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Yeah, Buoy!

There's a new mascot on the scene: a blue sea troll with long hair, an earring, and a removable tooth. The Seattle Kraken unveiled the newest member of the team - and the first mascot in franchise history - before their preseason game against the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday.

Buoy bravely (and bizarrely) descended from the rafters of Climate Pledge Arena for his big reveal while showing off a few of his dance moves.

Twitter was unsurprisingly perplexed by Buoy. Here are some of the best reactions:

Of course, other mascots got in on the fun as well, with varying results:

Buoy is inspired by the Fremont Troll, a sculpture beneath a bridge in Seattle that has been a landmark of the city for 32 years.

The Kraken beat the Canucks 4-0 in their first game with Buoy in the mix, so maybe the troll is a good luck charm after all.

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