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: The Revenge
This particular shark returns to wreak havoc on the Brody family. Soon after, he kills Sean Brody and follows the family to the Bahamas to avenge his father (Bruce), his mother (Brucette), his daughter (Brucetta) and his grandson (Baby Shark).
Shortly after being shocked by the device Jake put down his gullet, Vengeance Roared, something sharks are not supposed to do. Vengeance ultimately was impaled by Neptune's Folly's prow, causing him to spontaneously explode and sink into the depths.
- Martin Brody (allegedly, offscreen): Ellen claims the fear of the sharks caused his heart attack.
- Sean Brody: Arm bitten off and devoured.
- Mrs. Ferguson: Eaten alive.
- Jake: Devoured (Theatrical/TV 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 cannibalize 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. Upon arrival, Vengeance came under the control of a voodoo witch doctor named Papa Jacques, who bore a hateful grudge against Ellen's other son, Michael Brody.
Vengeance is a Great White Shark (like Bruce, Brucette, Brucetta and Danny) with a hostile and vengeful attitude. Reaching enormous lengths of up to approximately 28 feet in the novel (25 foot long in the film, due to it using the same chassis as the original shark prop), although a tad smaller than Brucette, and much smaller than Brucetta, who reached 35 feet in length. On the mouth, he has several wounds, and inside is full of sharp teeth with two or three rows, with round eyes of black or dark grey colour. On the back, it has 5 gills on each side behind the head. Two large fins on each side, and on the back has a large dorsal fin ending in a curved tip. The body is a green color combined with brown, or a greenish gray, behind the great tail typical of a shark. He weighed approximitly 6.9 tons.
- Part of Vengeance's death in the film seems to use stock footage of his father's death in the first film.