History Characters / CthulhuMythos

7th May '17 10:33:34 PM Occidensill
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A giant spider with a human face. Other forms include a young woman with multiple arms. He (or [[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.

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A giant spider with a human face. Other forms include a young woman with multiple arms. He (or [[GenderFlip she]]) It 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.



* FatBastard: What eventually happens to Byatis [[spoiler: having feed so much on people, the toad grew so big that it couldn’t even leave its room!]]
* {{Familiar}}: According to records, “The Berkeley Toad” was this to Sir Morley. [[spoiler: Ironically enough, it's hinted that Morley ended up being eaten by his capative Old One.]]

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* FatBastard: What eventually happens to Byatis [[spoiler: having feed feeds on so much on many people, the toad it grew so too big that it couldn’t even to leave its room!]]
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* {{Familiar}}: According to records, “The Berkeley Toad” was this to Sir Morley. [[spoiler: Ironically enough, it's hinted that Morley ended up being eaten by his capative captive Old One.]]



* TookAlevelInBadass: [[HadToBeSharp Had to do this]] in order to survive in the Franchise/CthulhuMythos.

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* TookAlevelInBadass: TookALevelInBadass: [[HadToBeSharp Had to do this]] in order to survive in the Franchise/CthulhuMythos.
1st May '17 1:14:41 PM Paireon
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Author of the dreaded Necronomicon, and a Moslem apostate who worshiped the Great Old Ones. Described as an insane poet, Alhazred visited many strange and dark places filled with weird horrors. He was eaten by an invisible monster in broad daylight in 738 A.D. according to one record.

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Author of the dreaded Necronomicon, Kitab Al-Azif (better known by its Greek name, Necronomicon), and a Moslem apostate who worshiped the Great Old Ones. Described as an insane poet, Alhazred visited many strange and dark places filled with weird horrors. He was eaten by an invisible monster in broad daylight in 738 A.D. according to one record.



* DeathFakedForYou: [[spoiler: It turns out that Alhazred wasn't eaten, that being an illusion. Instead, he was kidnapped, tortured, had his tongue and eyes pulled out, and ''then'' killed.]]

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* DeathFakedForYou: [[spoiler: It In at least one version of his fate, it turns out that Alhazred wasn't eaten, that being an illusion. Instead, he was kidnapped, tortured, had his tongue and eyes pulled out, and ''then'' killed.]]



* MadArtist: Was a poet before (and likely after, given how several fragments of the Necronomicon read) encountering the Mythos.



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[[folder:Great Old Ones]]
!!In general:

Ancient, powerful horrors of the mythos, who are either sleeping or imprisoned. Often the center of cults, and encounters with them lead to death or worse. Originally, the term "Great Old Ones" included the "Outer Gods". Today, the term is used to describe mythos deities that are not dynamic or powerful enough to operate on a cosmic level.

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[[folder:Great Old Ones]]
!!In general:

Ancient, powerful horrors

!!Old Man Whateley
->'''Debut:''' "The Dunwich Horror"

A sinister, crotchety old farmer from the remote, dying hamlet of Dunwich deep in the foothills of Massachusetts. Possessed strong knowledge
of the mythos, who are either sleeping or imprisoned. Often the center Mythos from his family's collection of cults, and encounters with occult tomes, despite most of them lead to death or worse. Originally, being half-rotten and/or incomplete copies (and him being only half-literate). Rumors about him being being a wizard of great and terrible power proved true when he called down the term "Great Old Ones" included Outer God Yog-Sothoth to impregnate his daughter Lavinia, resulting in the "Outer Gods". Today, birth of twins, Wilbur Whateley and the term is used to describe mythos deities that are not dynamic or powerful enough to operate on a cosmic level.unnamed Dunwich Horror.


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* AbusiveParent: His using a ritual to get his own daughter impregnated by an Outer God won't win him any parent of the year awards...
* BeardOfEvil: Most portrayals give him thick, bushy facial hair.
* CorruptHick: Lives a good way farther North than usual for the trope, but otherwise fits it to a T.
* EvilOldFolks: Obviously, [[MeaningfulName given his nickname]].
* EvilSorcerer: You don't get much worse than using your daughter as a vessel for the spawn of an EldritchAbomination with the ultimate goal of having them open the gates allowing it and its kind to enter our world...
* OnlyKnownByHisNickname: We never find out his actual first name in the story; he is always mentioned as "Old Man Whateley" or "Wizard Whateley".
* PosthumousCharacter: He died a few years prior to the events of the short story he appears in.
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[[folder:Great Old Ones]]
!!In general:

Ancient, powerful horrors of the mythos, who are either sleeping or imprisoned. Often the center of cults, and encounters with them lead to death or worse. Originally, the term "Great Old Ones" included the "Outer Gods". Today, the term is used to describe mythos deities that are not dynamic or powerful enough to operate on a cosmic level.
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16th Apr '17 1:24:33 AM ergeis
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* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Holds the distinction as one of the few eldritch abominations killed by a technobabble raygun. Debatable if it will return any time soon.




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* WeaksauceWeakness: Got stuck in mud of all things.
12th Apr '17 11:22:40 PM BurgerLord
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* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Yhoundeh, his wife. And considering Nyarlathotep is the only cosmic horror who doesn't have BlueAndOrangeMorality, this is probably a straight example.
1st Apr '17 3:40:12 PM DarkGidora
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* AscendedExtra: Originally the star of a serial that Lovecraft didn't like and largely obscure and unconnected from the rest of the mythos, Herbert West has become one Lovecraft's most well-known characters [[AdaptationDisplacement due to his cult film series]].
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’m-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’m-bhi'' - one ''y’m-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’n-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’n-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.
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