History DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu / Literature

23rd Jan '17 9:01:18 PM GrammarNavi
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* The ''YoungWizards'' series is about teenagers fighting an undefeatable being who is basically Satan. Naturally, [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu Punching out Cthulhu]] and [[MomentOfAwesome crowning moments of awesome]] happen on a regular basis.

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* The ''YoungWizards'' ''Literature/YoungWizards'' series is about teenagers fighting an undefeatable being who is basically Satan. Naturally, [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu Punching out Cthulhu]] and [[MomentOfAwesome crowning moments of awesome]] happen on a regular basis.
1st Jan '17 12:12:54 AM KingLyger
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** Rincewind has done this at least three times.

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** Rincewind has done this at least three times. Most of the time, Rincewind is [[CowardlyLion just as surprised as anybody else]] that he's capable of it.



*** In ''Discworld/{{Sourcery}}'', he challenges the most powerful magic user on the planet, who himself had just magicked away all the gods. His weapon of choice? A brick in a sock. By the time he got to the Dungeon Dimensions all he had was sand. Luckily, socks come in pairs. This is justified in-story because a real object, like a brick, has an edge against a magical thing. So when the Cthulus of the Dungeon Dimensions attack him, being creatures of pure magic, sand in a sock is a deadly thing to them.

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*** In ''Discworld/{{Sourcery}}'', he challenges the most powerful magic user on the planet, who himself had just magicked away all the gods. His weapon of choice? [[ImprovisedWeapon A brick in a sock.sock]]. By the time he got to the Dungeon Dimensions all he had was sand. Luckily, socks come in pairs. This is justified in-story because a real object, like a brick, has an edge against a magical thing. So when the Cthulus of the Dungeon Dimensions attack him, being creatures of pure magic, sand in a sock is a deadly thing to them.
4th Dec '16 11:45:23 AM nombretomado
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* [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in the ''ConanTheBarbarian'' novels. It is explicitly stated that {{Eldritch Abomination}}s and demons lose much of their power when they enter reality. They still tend to be the strongest opponents Conan faces.

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* [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in the ''ConanTheBarbarian'' ''Literature/ConanTheBarbarian'' novels. It is explicitly stated that {{Eldritch Abomination}}s and demons lose much of their power when they enter reality. They still tend to be the strongest opponents Conan faces.
6th Nov '16 4:09:04 PM dlchen145
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* Subverted hilariously in a non-canon short story by Creator/GeorgeRRMartin, where [[MemeticBadass Jaime]] [[BadAss Lannister]] is due to fight Cthulhu himself. He still wins, but only because [[spoiler: he killed the cultists trying to summon Cthulhu.]] You can read it [[http://grrm.livejournal.com/140797.html here]].

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* Subverted hilariously in a non-canon short story by Creator/GeorgeRRMartin, where [[MemeticBadass Jaime]] [[BadAss Lannister]] Lannister is due to fight Cthulhu himself. He still wins, but only because [[spoiler: he killed the cultists trying to summon Cthulhu.]] You can read it [[http://grrm.livejournal.com/140797.html here]].



** In the ''Literature/{{Kamigawa|Cycle}}'' saga, we have Hidetsugu, an ogre warlord who [[BadAss has every qualification to be categorized as a badass]], including serving a [[EldritchAbomination ancient demon-god with the conspicuous moniker of 'All-Consuming Oni of Chaos']]. Eventually, Hidetsugu [[spoiler:turns on his employer-unspeakable horror for wussying out of an epic fight, and thus proceeds to fist said Oni into submission. In an subversion of [[BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu breaking his arm while doing so]], he actually merges with the god and takes his place.]]

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** In the ''Literature/{{Kamigawa|Cycle}}'' saga, we have Hidetsugu, an ogre warlord who [[BadAss has every qualification to be categorized as a badass]], badass, including serving a [[EldritchAbomination ancient demon-god with the conspicuous moniker of 'All-Consuming Oni of Chaos']]. Eventually, Hidetsugu [[spoiler:turns on his employer-unspeakable horror for wussying out of an epic fight, and thus proceeds to fist said Oni into submission. In an subversion of [[BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu breaking his arm while doing so]], he actually merges with the god and takes his place.]]
25th Oct '16 7:57:24 PM nombretomado
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* Subverted hilariously in a non-canon short story by GeorgeRRMartin, where [[MemeticBadass Jaime]] [[BadAss Lannister]] is due to fight Cthulhu himself. He still wins, but only because [[spoiler: he killed the cultists trying to summon Cthulhu.]] You can read it [[http://grrm.livejournal.com/140797.html here]].

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* Subverted hilariously in a non-canon short story by GeorgeRRMartin, Creator/GeorgeRRMartin, where [[MemeticBadass Jaime]] [[BadAss Lannister]] is due to fight Cthulhu himself. He still wins, but only because [[spoiler: he killed the cultists trying to summon Cthulhu.]] You can read it [[http://grrm.livejournal.com/140797.html here]].
8th Oct '16 10:22:27 PM intastiel
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* In ''Literature/KushielsLegacy'', this becomes the goal of [[spoiler:Phedre, when her oldest friend is bound by a curse laid by Rahab the Angel of the Deeps. Well over a decade later, she finds the [[IKnowYourTrueName True Name]] of God and breaks the curse by banishing Rahab with a single word.]]
6th Oct '16 8:09:00 PM nombretomado
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* The ''{{Everworld}}'' series of novels has several instances of humans attacking gods, with varying amounts of success.

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* The ''{{Everworld}}'' ''Literature/{{Everworld}}'' series of novels has several instances of humans attacking gods, with varying amounts of success.
31st Aug '16 7:00:57 AM CharlesPhipps
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* Happens in ''Literature/CthulhuArmageddon'' by Creator/CTPhipps a few times. John Booth is a BadassNormal who manages to stab to death a nightgaunt with a Deep One knife, destroy a shoggoth with a pair of Elder God blessed revolvers, and kills Alan Ward (implied to be the reincarnated Joseph Curwen) after he becomes a HumanoidAbomination. [[spoiler: This is because John is actually a HalfHumanHybrid and doomed to become one of the Cthulhu Mythos' creatures himself.]]

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* Happens in ''Literature/CthulhuArmageddon'' by Creator/CTPhipps a few times. John Booth is a BadassNormal who manages to stab to death a nightgaunt with a Deep One knife, destroy a shoggoth with a pair of Elder God blessed revolvers, and kills Alan Ward (implied to be the reincarnated Joseph Curwen) after he becomes a HumanoidAbomination.EldritchAbomination. [[spoiler: This is because John is actually a HalfHumanHybrid and doomed to become one of the Cthulhu Mythos' creatures himself.]]
31st Aug '16 6:59:17 AM CharlesPhipps
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* Pretty much the point of the Literature/TitusCrow novels by Creator/BrianLumley. Titus Crow, Henri de Laurent, and Hank Silberhutte regularly end up smacking around the Cthulhu Mythos' monsters. They even manage to send [[PhysicalGod Great Old One Ithaqua]] fleeing by using an Elder God death ray.
* Happens in ''Literature/CthulhuArmageddon'' by Creator/CTPhipps a few times. John Booth is a BadassNormal who manages to stab to death a nightgaunt with a Deep One knife, destroy a shoggoth with a pair of Elder God blessed revolvers, and kills Alan Ward (implied to be the reincarnated Joseph Curwen) after he becomes a HumanoidAbomination. [[spoiler: This is because John is actually a HalfHumanHybrid and doomed to become one of the Cthulhu Mythos' creatures himself.]]
25th Aug '16 6:50:17 AM StFan
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* In the last ''Literature/BlackCompany'' book by Creator/GlenCook, Croaker kills the goddess Kina by setting off a giant magical explosion in the chamber where she is sleeping.

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* In the last ''Literature/BlackCompany'' ''Literature/TheBlackCompany'' book by Creator/GlenCook, Croaker kills the goddess Kina by setting off a giant magical explosion in the chamber where she is sleeping.
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