Background information
Appears in
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Character information
Full name
Gender Male
Status Deceased
Cause of death Explosion head apart (DVD version) or stabbed in the skin on the boat's post (theatrical version) by Mike, Hoagie, and Ellen.
Other names
Appearances Jaws: The Revenge
Portrayed by
Great White Shark from Jaws the Revenge 1
Great White Shark from Jaws the Revenge 3
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Shark gets Owned-0

Vengeance (a.k.a Jaws The Fourth/Jaws IV) is the nickname coined by fans for the main antagonist shark depicted in the film: Jaws: The Revenge.


Unlike previous films, there was no official nickname for the shark by the film crew.

Role in Jaws 4: The RevengeEdit

This particular shark returns to wreak havoc on the Brody family, and follows the family to the Bahamas.


Survival Victims Edit

  • Jake (DVD version)


In the novelization for Jaws 2 and Jaws: The Revenge (both of which were written by Hank Searls) Vengeance was the offspring of the first and second shark. Having spent his time in the womb fighting off his siblings' attempts to canabalize him, Vengeance emerged from his mother while she was being electrocuted.   

Years later, Vengeance would return to Amity, first killing Sean Brody and subsequently proceeded to follow Ellen Brody to The Bahamas. While in Bahamian waters, Vengeance came under the control of a voodoo witch doctor named Papa Jacques who bore a hateful grudge against Ellen's other son Michael. 

Controversy Edit

More recently, medical journals recently released by Ellen Brody's physician at Smith's Grove Sanitarium have raised controversy as to the actual Bahamas event ever actually occurring.

Excerpts from the journal purportedly state that the attacks in the Bahamas were nothing more than her delusions resulting from a mental breakdown.

While other conspiracy theorists believe it did occur but was covered up in order to maintain tourism in the Bahamas and thereby avoid costly insurance payouts.