The Evil Squid Empire is an inter-galactic empire, created by Dr. Manhattan and inspired by Ozymandias.

The squid drones, serving under the monstrous Queen Squid, traversed the universe seeking planets to colonize. Their discovery of Earth prompted an invasion attempt; fortunately, thanks to his foresight in Bucket of Blood, Adrian Veidt was able to contain the beast's rampage to New York. The Queen Squid, furious at being foiled, vowed to one day conquer Earth and humiliate its defenders.