History Characters / CthulhuMythos

18th Mar '17 1:48:51 PM superboy313
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* BlackSheep: Unlike the rest of the Outer Gods, (and most [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]] in general) Nyarlathotep is NOT AboveGoodAndEvil. (By human standards, that is)

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* BlackSheep: Unlike the rest of the Outer Gods, (and most [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]] in general) Nyarlathotep is NOT AboveGoodAndEvil. (By By human standards, that is)is.
10th Mar '17 8:56:59 PM jormis29
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* TheGhost: The Hounds are never seen in the original story they debuted. They're only described as "hungry" and "foul" by one of the characters. As a result, the RPG books get very inventive with their descriptions. Chaosium's ''Call of Cthulhu'' describes them as resembling, basically, large shaggy hounds [[CoveredInGunge caked in]] thick blue [[PoisonousPerson toxic]] slime with elongated tongues they use for sucking blood. ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' keeps the tongue but makes them huge-eyed, leathery-skinned, vaguely insectile quadrupeds, somewhat similar to the {{chupacabra}}.

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* TheGhost: The Hounds are never seen in the original story they debuted. They're only described as "hungry" and "foul" by one of the characters. As a result, the RPG books get very inventive with their descriptions. Chaosium's ''Call of Cthulhu'' Creator/{{Chaosium}}'s ''TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu'' describes them as resembling, basically, large shaggy hounds [[CoveredInGunge caked in]] thick blue [[PoisonousPerson toxic]] slime with elongated tongues they use for sucking blood. ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' keeps the tongue but makes them huge-eyed, leathery-skinned, vaguely insectile quadrupeds, somewhat similar to the {{chupacabra}}.
12th Feb '17 7:07:45 PM Agronac919
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* HumansAreBastards: To a degree. The Outer God best in touch with the human sense of morality and yet, also by far one the most reprehensible.
18th Jan '17 7:27:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* AFormYouAreComfortableWith: He's one of the few gods in the pantheon to even bother taking one, because he enjoys manipulating humans as much as simply driving them to madness.
26th Dec '16 4:52:22 PM trumpetmarietta
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* EnemyToAllLivingThings: Its cursed bells drives anyone - humans and animals alike - in close proximity to insanity.

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* EnemyToAllLivingThings: Its cursed bells drives anyone - humans anyone—humans and animals alike - in alike—in close proximity to insanity.



* GodIsEvil: The "nuclear chaos" and "daemon sultan" at the center of the universe, the [[EldritchAbomination Outer God]] Azathoth is often interpreted as this. Judging from Azathoth's literary inspiration, [[Literature/TheGodsOfPegana Mana-Yood-Sushai]], it seems that Azathoth has the power to end everything in the universe, including all the other eldritch horrors - but for now [[ForTheEvulz just chooses not to]]. And considering [[SatanicArchetype Nyarlathotep]] is its messenger, it would seem likely that Azathoth is also malevolent.

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* GodIsEvil: The "nuclear chaos" and "daemon sultan" at the center of the universe, the [[EldritchAbomination Outer God]] Azathoth is often interpreted as this. Judging from Azathoth's literary inspiration, [[Literature/TheGodsOfPegana Mana-Yood-Sushai]], it seems that Azathoth has the power to end everything in the universe, including all the other eldritch horrors - but horrors—but for now [[ForTheEvulz just chooses not to]]. And considering [[SatanicArchetype Nyarlathotep]] is its messenger, it would seem likely that Azathoth is also malevolent.



The heart and soul of the Outer Gods, messenger of Azathoth. The most human of the Outer Gods, and indeed, among all the horrors. [[HumansAreBastards Perhaps not-coincidentally]] the most malevolent. Has many "Masks" - avatars that range in [[ShapeShifter different shapes and forms]]. The most common visage is that of a tall, dark (so much so that his skin is usually described as literally black) man with a regal appearance.

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The heart and soul of the Outer Gods, messenger of Azathoth. The most human of the Outer Gods, and indeed, among all the horrors. [[HumansAreBastards Perhaps not-coincidentally]] the most malevolent. Has many "Masks" - avatars "Masks"—avatars that range in [[ShapeShifter different shapes and forms]]. The most common visage is that of a tall, dark (so much so that his skin is usually described as literally black) man with a regal appearance.



* CharacterFilibuster: His speech to Randolph Carter and the end of "[[http://www.dagonbytes.com/thelibrary/lovecraft/thedreamquestofunknownkadath.htm The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath]]" goes on for several paragraphs on end. In the audio version, it goes on for seventeen minutes. This is all the more notable for being the only moment in the story in which anyone at all speaks - at all other times it is narrated that communication takes place.

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* CharacterFilibuster: His speech to Randolph Carter and the end of "[[http://www.dagonbytes.com/thelibrary/lovecraft/thedreamquestofunknownkadath.htm The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath]]" goes on for several paragraphs on end. In the audio version, it goes on for seventeen minutes. This is all the more notable for being the only moment in the story in which anyone at all speaks - at speaks—at all other times it is narrated that communication takes place.



* GiantFlyer: His Haunter of the Dark avatar, summoned via the [[ArtifactOfDoom Shining Trapezohedron]] is described as a winged creature - often portrayed as a monstrous bat - with a single "three-lobed burning eye".

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* GiantFlyer: His Haunter of the Dark avatar, summoned via the [[ArtifactOfDoom Shining Trapezohedron]] is described as a winged creature - often creature—often portrayed as a monstrous bat - with bat—with a single "three-lobed burning eye".



* HumanoidAbomination: Usually, Gnarly appears with human-ish avatars - although even among those, few won't drive to madness or outright kill a person.
** FormulaicMagic: The ''Kruschtya Equation'' - a complex mathematical formula. Whoever solves it is possessed by Gnarly.

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* HumanoidAbomination: Usually, Gnarly appears with human-ish avatars - although avatars—although even among those, few won't drive to madness or outright kill a person.
** FormulaicMagic: The ''Kruschtya Equation'' - a Equation''—a complex mathematical formula. Whoever solves it is possessed by Gnarly.



An obscure Mythos entity - a female, gigantic humanoid with detached eyes and clad in a great green cloak. Watching the universe revolve around her, she sees everything at the same time. Has great wisdom, only surpassed by Yog-Sothoth.

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An obscure Mythos entity - a entity—a female, gigantic humanoid with detached eyes and clad in a great green cloak. Watching the universe revolve around her, she sees everything at the same time. Has great wisdom, only surpassed by Yog-Sothoth.



* YouCanNotGraspTheTrueForm: Possibly - considering how alien the cosmos is, it's unlikely Nodens actually looks human. It may be he's [[AFormYouAreComfortableWith taking such an anthropomorphic shape as a courtesy]].

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* YouCanNotGraspTheTrueForm: Possibly - considering Possibly—considering how alien the cosmos is, it's unlikely Nodens actually looks human. It may be he's [[AFormYouAreComfortableWith taking such an anthropomorphic shape as a courtesy]].



A giant, ocean-dwelling being. One of the less actively malicious beasties - apparently wants some peace and quiet more than bringing the world to an end. Not that that's going to help you if you accidentally enter his domain, though. Progenitor of the ''Deep Ones'', a similarly isolationist underwater civilization of fish-people with a certain... [[MarsNeedsWomen interest]] in humanity. Physically, Deep Ones are humanoid, a cross of fish and frog, with grey-green skin, white bellies, webbed paws, and gilled necks.

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A giant, ocean-dwelling being. One of the less actively malicious beasties - apparently beasties—apparently wants some peace and quiet more than bringing the world to an end. Not that that's going to help you if you accidentally enter his domain, though. Progenitor of the ''Deep Ones'', a similarly isolationist underwater civilization of fish-people with a certain... [[MarsNeedsWomen interest]] in humanity. Physically, Deep Ones are humanoid, a cross of fish and frog, with grey-green skin, white bellies, webbed paws, and gilled necks.



* YellowLightningBlueLightning: Averted with the Fire Vampires - they're red.

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* YellowLightningBlueLightning: Averted with the Fire Vampires - they're Vampires—they're red.



A massive monster looking like a ocean of grey goop, upon which sit many heads - some human, but mostly alien. Thankfully it dwells in AnotherDimension, but it has worshipers on Earth.

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A massive monster looking like a ocean of grey goop, upon which sit many heads - some heads—some human, but mostly alien. Thankfully it dwells in AnotherDimension, but it has worshipers on Earth.



* AnimateDead: The ''y知-bhi'' - one of the many slave classes used. Reanimated by using nuclear power, many were other slaves who were used by the Old Ones for "[[ColdBloodedTorture entertainment]]". As a result many are horribly mutilated.

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* AnimateDead: The ''y知-bhi'' - one ''y知-bhi''—one of the many slave classes used. Reanimated by using nuclear power, many were other slaves who were used by the Old Ones for "[[ColdBloodedTorture entertainment]]". As a result many are horribly mutilated.



* HumanoidAbomination: ''Gyaa-yoth'' - white beasts with black fur on their backs, little intelligence, a singe horn on the forehead, and vaugely humanoid shape. Despite their carnivorous nature, they're somewhat harmless. They're the result of crossbreeding slaves with reptilian beasts.

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* HumanoidAbomination: ''Gyaa-yoth'' - white ''Gyaa-yoth''—white beasts with black fur on their backs, little intelligence, a singe horn on the forehead, and vaugely humanoid shape. Despite their carnivorous nature, they're somewhat harmless. They're the result of crossbreeding slaves with reptilian beasts.



* TheSocialDarwinist: The ruling class - apparently they rose to power when K地-yan developed a democratic society. Thus rose the most intelligent, while workers became exhausted and were enslaved.

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* TheSocialDarwinist: The ruling class - apparently class—apparently they rose to power when K地-yan developed a democratic society. Thus rose the most intelligent, while workers became exhausted and were enslaved.



Monsters from outer space that hunger for blood. If they're seen (never a good sight), they're a gelatinous mass with a huge mouth and talons, covered in trunk-like tentacles - each one ending in a sucker.

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Monsters from outer space that hunger for blood. If they're seen (never a good sight), they're a gelatinous mass with a huge mouth and talons, covered in trunk-like tentacles - each tentacles—each one ending in a sucker.
23rd Nov '16 11:41:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* '''{{Sadist}}''': You wouldn't exactly want to be friends with a guy whose pastime consists of terrorizing humans for his amusement.

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* '''{{Sadist}}''': {{Sadist}}: You wouldn't exactly want to be friends with a guy whose pastime consists of terrorizing humans for his amusement.
23rd Nov '16 11:31:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* VillainsBlendInBetter

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* VillainsBlendInBetterVillainsBlendInBetter: It helps that his Masks include several human(ish) forms, however. He's been known to impersonate other people as well before revealing his true nature. [[ParanoiaFuel He could be anyone]].
14th Nov '16 9:21:25 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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A giant spider with a human face. Other forms include a young woman with multiple arms. He (or she) lives in a cavern under Mount Voormithadreth in ancient Hyperborea, and works on an endless task of bridging a chasm. Because of its appearance, Atlach is considered the regent of all spiders. The ''Spiders of Leng'' (huge purple spiders) are believed to be her children and servitors.

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A giant spider with a human face. Other forms include a young woman with multiple arms. He (or she) [[GenderFlip she]]) lives in a cavern under Mount Voormithadreth in ancient Hyperborea, and works on an endless task of bridging a chasm. Because of its appearance, Atlach is considered the regent of all spiders. The ''Spiders of Leng'' (huge purple spiders) are believed to be her children and servitors.
10th Nov '16 8:35:56 AM Gatomon41
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* SealedEvilInACan: Sealed in a tomb under the Pacific, though the Big C is less evil and more3 just too alien for humanity to comprehend.

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* SealedEvilInACan: Sealed in a tomb under the Pacific, though the Big C is less evil and more3 more just too alien for humanity to comprehend.
10th Nov '16 8:33:06 AM Gatomon41
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%%* CombatTentacles

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%%* CombatTentacles* CombatTentacles: Having a whole face of them, they're handy to stanch unsuspecting investigators with.



%%* SealedEvilInACan

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%%* SealedEvilInACan* SealedEvilInACan: Sealed in a tomb under the Pacific, though the Big C is less evil and more3 just too alien for humanity to comprehend.



* DealWithTheDevil: The Unspeakable Oath.

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* DealWithTheDevil: The Unspeakable Oath.Oath, which makes a contract between Hastur and a human.



* CombatTentacles

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* CombatTentacles
CombatTentacles: Like father, like son.



** GodIsEvil: And considering how it's implied that he's [[TopGod Azathoth's]] disembodied consciousness, he could be this as well.



* SatanicArchetype: A messenger (which is what the word "angel" means) for [[MadGod Azathoth]] who's shown to have resentment for the Outer Gods, one of few truly evil figures in the mythos, and a supreme manipulator. Yeah, Gnarly's the closest thing to the Devil, [[UpToEleven if not worse]]. The Arkham witch coven believed that ''The Black Man'' was this. Whether or not this was intentional on Nyarlathotep's part or its what the witches just assumed is unknown.

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* SatanicArchetype: SatanicArchetype:
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A messenger (which is what the word "angel" means) for [[MadGod Azathoth]] who's shown to have resentment for the Outer Gods, one of few truly evil figures in the mythos, and a supreme manipulator. Yeah, Gnarly's the closest thing to the Devil, [[UpToEleven if not worse]].
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The Arkham witch coven believed that ''The Black Man'' was this.the fallen angel. Whether or not this was intentional on Nyarlathotep's part or its what the witches just assumed is unknown.



* TopGod: Possibly shares this role with Azathoth.

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* TopGod: Possibly shares this role with Azathoth.Azathoth, certainly has the powers to back it up.



* CometOfDoom

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* CometOfDoomCometOfDoom: Ktynga, which houses a bunch of Fire Vampires.



* HaveYouSeenMyGod

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* HaveYouSeenMyGodHaveYouSeenMyGod: It turns out to be the case for [[spoiler: Randolph Carter]]. When he arrives to [[spoiler:Kadath]], he discovers the place is empty.



* OurGhoulsAreCreepier

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* OurGhoulsAreCreepierOurGhoulsAreCreepier: Dog-faced and clawed only adds to the macabre.



* TunnelNetwork

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* TunnelNetworkTunnelNetwork: Using these to move in both the Real and Dreaming worlds.
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