History DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu / Literature

9th Feb '16 9:49:17 PM FerristheWheel
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**** Are y'all talking about that dam hairbrush again?
20th Dec '15 4:21:16 PM nombretomado
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* TheSilmarillion Luthien hands [[GodOfEvil Morgoth]] in his ass with no punch but a soothing melody that lays him flat on his face along with the rest of the entirety of Angband....Just look at this passage from the book. Describing the event is far too inefficient to give one a true grasp of this CMOA.

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\n* TheSilmarillion ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'': Luthien hands [[GodOfEvil Morgoth]] in his ass with no punch but a soothing melody that lays him flat on his face along with the rest of the entirety of Angband....Just look at this passage from the book. Describing the event is far too inefficient to give one a true grasp of this CMOA.
16th Dec '15 5:04:06 PM TARINunit9
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* The TropeNamer is a scene from "Literature/TheCallOfCthulhu" where [[Creator/HPLovecraft the main man]] literally punches out Cthulhu -- he is (temporarily) thwarted when he is [[RammingAlwaysWorks run down by a steamship]] (he begins regenerating but becomes stuck in R'lyeh). Though [[BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu the heroic sailor doesn't come out of the encounter in the best of mental health]]...

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* The TropeNamer is a scene from "Literature/TheCallOfCthulhu" where [[Creator/HPLovecraft the main man]] literally punches out Cthulhu about as literally as the circumstances allow -- he is (temporarily) thwarted when he is [[RammingAlwaysWorks run down by a steamship]] (he begins regenerating but becomes stuck in R'lyeh). Though [[BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu the heroic sailor doesn't come out of the encounter in the best of mental health]]...
8th Oct '15 10:55:04 PM nombretomado
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* The ''{{Percy Jackson and the Olympians}}'' has Rachel Elizabeth Dare, who throws her hairbrush at the bad guy's host, hitting him in the eye. Not only does this give the good guys enough time to get away, it is her [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome crowning moment of awesome]], at least until [[spoiler:she becomes the Oracle of Delphi]].

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* The ''{{Percy ''Literature/{{Percy Jackson and the Olympians}}'' has Rachel Elizabeth Dare, who throws her hairbrush at the bad guy's host, hitting him in the eye. Not only does this give the good guys enough time to get away, it is her [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome crowning moment of awesome]], at least until [[spoiler:she becomes the Oracle of Delphi]].
8th Oct '15 10:54:54 PM nombretomado
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* [[spoiler:The defeat of Typhon the Storm Giant]] from ''PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'', though this is an interesting case, as it was [[spoiler: the ''gods themselves'']] who defeated him. Though that just goes to show how monstrously strong he was.

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* [[spoiler:The defeat of Typhon the Storm Giant]] from ''PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'', ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'', though this is an interesting case, as it was [[spoiler: the ''gods themselves'']] who defeated him. Though that just goes to show how monstrously strong he was.
2nd Oct '15 9:41:33 PM nombretomado
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* In ''ParadiseLost'', Abdiel hitting Satan. Although an Angel, in ''ParadiseLost'' Abdiel is far below in glory the illustrious figures of Lucifer, Michael, Raphael, etc. His only distinction is loyalty, being the one angel to hear and reject Satan's offer to revolt. In the opening salvo of the War in Heaven, mighty Satan appears bedecked in his warrior-king regalia, ready to smite on all sides. Instead, Abdiel pops out of the fray and clocks him on the head, knocking him cold before he can strike a blow.

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* In ''ParadiseLost'', ''Literature/ParadiseLost'', Abdiel hitting Satan. Although an Angel, in ''ParadiseLost'' ''Literature/ParadiseLost'' Abdiel is far below in glory the illustrious figures of Lucifer, Michael, Raphael, etc. His only distinction is loyalty, being the one angel to hear and reject Satan's offer to revolt. In the opening salvo of the War in Heaven, mighty Satan appears bedecked in his warrior-king regalia, ready to smite on all sides. Instead, Abdiel pops out of the fray and clocks him on the head, knocking him cold before he can strike a blow.
26th Sep '15 11:31:03 AM ChaoticNovelist
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*''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': Eric, a mortal human mage, squares off against a reaper, a PhysicalGod who is not only much more powerful than him physically but has the divine power to kill him with a thought. Eric steals this power and then punches him hard enough to knock him over. [[spoiler: He is strangled for his efforts and has to be saved by another, higher ranking, reaper.]]
14th May '15 5:35:03 AM SeptimusHeap
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* [[SecretHistories Eddie Drood]] has also done this on a regular basis, both to full-blown abominations as well as lesser higher-dimensional monsters. In his case, possessing PoweredArmor designed by a ''friendly'' EldritchAbomination helps. Pretty much the only thing preventing him from being a BoringInvincibleHero is that his challenge is not beating the bad guys, but finding them before they bring about TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt.
* Done repeatedly in RobinJarvis' ''Deptford Mice'', ''Deptford Histories'', and ''Whitby Witches'' series.
* In an eventually undone timeline in the third novel of the ''{{Dragonlance}} Legends'' trilogy, Raistlin, a mortal man, albeit the most powerful wizard in the history of Krynn, had killed Takhisis, the chief goddess of darkness, whose primary form was a five-headed dragon.

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* [[SecretHistories [[Literature/SecretHistories Eddie Drood]] has also done this on a regular basis, both to full-blown abominations as well as lesser higher-dimensional monsters. In his case, possessing PoweredArmor designed by a ''friendly'' EldritchAbomination helps. Pretty much the only thing preventing him from being a BoringInvincibleHero is that his challenge is not beating the bad guys, but finding them before they bring about TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt.
* Done repeatedly in RobinJarvis' ''Deptford Creator/RobinJarvis' ''Literature/Deptford Mice'', ''Deptford Histories'', and ''Whitby Witches'' series.
* In an eventually undone timeline in the third novel of the ''{{Dragonlance}} ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}} Legends'' trilogy, Raistlin, a mortal man, albeit the most powerful wizard in the history of Krynn, had killed Takhisis, the chief goddess of darkness, whose primary form was a five-headed dragon.
19th Apr '15 2:08:05 PM BeskarKomrk
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* In "Literature/SixthOfTheDusk", seeing someone killing a Nightmaw with a HandCannon has this effect on Dusk.
30th Mar '15 10:46:17 AM nombretomado
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* Creator/MichaelMoorcock's ''TheElricSaga'' series (and the Eternal Champion, et al.) have great fighters slaying sons of gods, and then eventually the gods themselves, in an [[LensmanArmsRace escalating arms race]].

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* Creator/MichaelMoorcock's ''TheElricSaga'' ''Literature/TheElricSaga'' series (and the Eternal Champion, et al.) have great fighters slaying sons of gods, and then eventually the gods themselves, in an [[LensmanArmsRace escalating arms race]].
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