History DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu / VideoGames

4th Jun '17 7:50:28 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** SMT spin-off ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'' has plenty of examples, with a literal one at the end of ''VideoGame/Persona2: Innocent Sin''. When conversing with [[JerkassGod Philemon]], one of the deities responsible for the Earth getting torn a new one and you and your friend's angst, one of your options is to just punch the callous bastard in the face.

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** SMT spin-off ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'' has plenty of examples, with but there's a literal one at the end of ''VideoGame/Persona2: Innocent Sin''. Sin'': When conversing with [[JerkassGod Philemon]], one of the deities Philemon, whose bet with [[GodOfEvil Nyarlathotep]] is responsible for the not just [[spoiler:the Earth getting torn a new one and one]], but all of you and your friend's angst, one of your options is to just punch the callous bastard in the face.face. Philemon isn't particularly phased by it, though.
4th Jun '17 7:45:40 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** The most extreme example comes from [[VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne the Demi-Fiend]]. You start as an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent, and then slowly become a demon that can effortlessly kick the shit out of both God and Lucifer. In one ending, you not only defeat them both, you go on to fight [[UpToEleven the deity that created them both]], called the Great Will. This makes the Demi-Fiend [[FromNobodyToNightmare the strongest entity in the entirety of SMT]], let alone the strongest protagonist.
** A literal example in SMT spinoff ''VideoGame/Persona2''. When conversing with [[JerkassGod Philemon]], one of the deities responsible for the Earth getting torn a new one and you and your friend's angst, one of your options is to just punch the callous bastard in the face.

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** The most extreme example comes from [[VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne the Demi-Fiend]].Demi-Fiend of ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne''. You start as an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent, and then slowly become a demon that can effortlessly kick the shit out of both God and Lucifer. In one ending, you not only defeat them both, you go on to fight [[UpToEleven the deity that created them both]], called the Great Will. This makes the Demi-Fiend [[FromNobodyToNightmare the strongest entity in the entirety of SMT]], let alone the strongest protagonist.
** A SMT spin-off ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'' has plenty of examples, with a literal example in SMT spinoff ''VideoGame/Persona2''.one at the end of ''VideoGame/Persona2: Innocent Sin''. When conversing with [[JerkassGod Philemon]], one of the deities responsible for the Earth getting torn a new one and you and your friend's angst, one of your options is to just punch the callous bastard in the face.
29th May '17 12:05:02 PM nombretomado
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* In ''WarriorsOrochi'', you get to punch out the Serpent King Orochi and, of course he returns. He becomes even more badass in the sequel when you see just how many people he punched out, including an example where Orochi himself punches out a Cthulhu even bigger than himself-The Gods.

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* In ''WarriorsOrochi'', ''VideoGame/WarriorsOrochi'', you get to punch out the Serpent King Orochi and, of course he returns. He becomes even more badass in the sequel when you see just how many people he punched out, including an example where Orochi himself punches out a Cthulhu even bigger than himself-The Gods.
3rd May '17 6:05:25 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' has you ''continuously'' kicking the crap out of major deities. Beings like Izanami, Brahma, Shiva, Vishnu, The Four Archangels, Lucifer, and company are often encountered throughout the franchise, and at least two games make you challange {{GOD}}. And there is much, much more. Even ''Cthulhu'' himself is a random encounter in some games, so you can literally punch out Cthulhu in the face, ''repeatedly''. All in all, there is a ''[[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters very]]'' sizable stable of spirits baying out for your blood. And guess whose job it is to demonstrate why the power of Humanity is so coveted in these games? Some games do make subversions, however.

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* ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' and its various spinoffs has you ''continuously'' kicking the crap out of major deities. Beings like Izanami, Brahma, Shiva, Vishnu, The Four Archangels, Lucifer, and company are often encountered throughout the franchise, and at least two games make you challange {{GOD}}. And there is much, much more. Even ''Cthulhu'' himself is a random encounter in some games, so you can literally punch out Cthulhu in the face, ''repeatedly''. All in all, there is a ''[[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters very]]'' sizable stable of spirits baying out for your blood. And guess whose job it is to demonstrate why the power of Humanity is so coveted in these games? Some games do make subversions, however.



* A literal example in SMT spinoff ''VideoGame/Persona2''. When conversing with [[JerkassGod Philemon]], one of the deities responsible for the Earth getting torn a new one and you and your friend's angst, one of your options is to just punch the callous bastard in the face.

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* ** A literal example in SMT spinoff ''VideoGame/Persona2''. When conversing with [[JerkassGod Philemon]], one of the deities responsible for the Earth getting torn a new one and you and your friend's angst, one of your options is to just punch the callous bastard in the face.
23rd Apr '17 8:32:44 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/TalesSeries''

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* ''Franchise/TalesSeries''''VideoGame/TalesSeries''



** ''VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny2'' one-ups all these. The entire endgame is about the heroes deciding whether or not they should kill the goddess of ''time'' to reset the timeline. They do, after a [[MarathonBoss long grinding boss fight]]. In short, gods tend to not have very good life security in the ''Franchise/TalesSeries.''

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** ''VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny2'' one-ups all these. The entire endgame is about the heroes deciding whether or not they should kill the goddess of ''time'' to reset the timeline. They do, after a [[MarathonBoss long grinding boss fight]]. In short, gods tend to not have very good life security in the ''Franchise/TalesSeries.''VideoGame/TalesSeries.''
10th Apr '17 10:52:21 AM nombretomado
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* Nintendo DS platformer ''{{Scribblenauts}}'' allows you to summon not only Cthulhu himself, but several hundred other entities to fight him. That's right, you can set up your own "Did ___ Just Punch Out Cthulhu" scenarios. [[RuleOfCool For the most fun, pit Cthulhu against God. With a shotgun. On a skateboard.]]

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* Nintendo DS platformer ''{{Scribblenauts}}'' ''{{VideoGame/Scribblenauts}}'' allows you to summon not only Cthulhu himself, but several hundred other entities to fight him. That's right, you can set up your own "Did ___ Just Punch Out Cthulhu" scenarios. [[RuleOfCool For the most fun, pit Cthulhu against God. With a shotgun. On a skateboard.]]
8th Apr '17 9:25:06 AM nombretomado
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*** In the [=Wii/PS2=] version, you have to make him punch out Dark Gaia manually. Emphasis on the words "PunchOut".

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*** In the [=Wii/PS2=] version, you have to make him punch out Dark Gaia manually. Emphasis on the words "PunchOut"."VideoGame/PunchOut".
4th Apr '17 6:47:51 PM Valkyr
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*** Does it still count if the protagonists are ALSO horribly overpowered demons?
3rd Apr '17 12:57:49 PM BeerBaron
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* Averted with the Daedra of ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' seemingly fall into this category. They actually possess no real body, instead creating avatars with which they can then interact with/brutally murder mortals. When destroyed, the physical body remains but their essence returns to Oblivion.
** Averted in ''Battlespire''. When confronting Mehrunes Dagon you do not in fact kill him; rather, your weapon allows you to sever his connection to reality, collapsing the bubble dimension and forcing him back into Oblivion
** Averted in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind''. The plan ends up not being about killing Dagoth Ur, which would never work according to others, but severing him from the source of his power - the heart of the dead god Lorkhan; cut off from his power source, his once-again mortal body dies.
*** In a literal sense, this aversion makes the trope possible, many, many times; a player with high unarmed can literally punch out Dagoth Ur over and over. It keeps him disabled for longer than deadlier weapons.
** Happens in the ''Bloodmoon'' expansion to ''Morrowind'' too, but probably justified since [[FanWank the Daedric Prince Hircine is patron of the hunt and only enjoys a fight if there's a chance he can be defeated]].
*** Hircine actually asks you before the fight to choose which aspect of himself to fight. The implication being that if all of his aspects where to be combined the player would have no chance whatsoever.
** Averted nicely in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' when the player finally confronts the BigBad, Mehrunes Dagon. As you're up against an evil god who just tore reality a new one, the actual fighting is left to your companion, the descendent of a god himself. The best your character can do is stagger Dagon for a few seconds to buy time for [[spoiler:Martin]] to complete his transformation. Unless, of course you hit him with some special attack or your custom-made [[InfinityPlusOneSword sword of mob destruction]].
** Too a lesser extent, the trope still applies, because many bosses such as the King of Worms and Mankar Camoran, and every enemy except Mehrunes Dagon can be easily killed by punching, since Hand to Hand is a legitimate combat skill in Oblivion.
*** Seemingly played straight in the expansion. [[spoiler:In fact, you are merely replacing the avatar of a Daedric Prince; the essence of Sheogorath, his madness and power, are eternal and simply moves to new avatars when he becomes bored.]]
** Played with in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]''. [[spoiler:Yes, Alduin ''is'' the bringer of the end and he was powerful enough that a previous set of heroes could only send him through time. Yes, the player ''does'' manage to kill him (quite easily if Dragonrend is used). However, one of his contemporaries (his former [[TheDragon Dragon]], no less) snarks that he's not really all he claims to be.]]
*** It's implied that [[spoiler:Alduin is truly undefeatable, and that the Dovahkiin merely strands him in time again, delaying the inevitable; this is mentioned as a reason you didn't absorb his soul.]]
*** The Dovahkiin has the advantage of not being an ordinary mortal (he/she has the soul of a Dragon) and being somewhat ImmuneToFate since he/she has no set-in-stone destiny. Even ''Alduin'' can't fight fate [[spoiler:which is implied to be another reason he lost. It's not truly time for the world to end.]]
** In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', you can ''literally'' punch out Chthulu, or at least any elder dragon you so desire. Simply use the ''[[WoundThatWillNotHeal Marked For Death]]'' shout on them. This shout is supposed to lower their armor by 75 points for 60 seconds. Due to a bug, it instead permanently reduces their armor by 75 points ''per second'' for 60 seconds. If -4500 armor is not enough to knock out the dragon with a single punch to the face, use it again.

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
**
Averted with the Daedra of ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' seemingly fall into this category. They actually possess no real body, instead creating avatars with which throughout the series. The mortal forms they take when on Mundus, the mortal plane, can then interact with/brutally murder mortals. When be killed and destroyed, the physical body remains but their essence always returns to Oblivion.
Oblivion where it can be reformed. To date, while Daedra have been beaten, battered, and even fundamentally changed, nothing in the setting has ever been able to "kill" one.
** Averted in ''Battlespire''. When confronting [[BigBad Mehrunes Dagon Dagon]] you do not in fact kill him; rather, your weapon allows you to sever his connection to reality, collapsing the bubble dimension and forcing him back into Oblivion
Oblivion.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'':
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Averted in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind''. The with BigBad PhysicalGod Dagoth Ur. He really ''is'' a god, and cannot be outright killed. However, the plan ends up not being isn't about killing Dagoth Ur, which would never work according to others, him, but instead severing him from his ties to the source of his power - power, the heart still-beating Heart of the dead Lorkhan ([[GodIsDead "dead" creator god Lorkhan; cut of Mundus)]]. Cut off from his power source, [[NoImmortalInertia his once-again mortal body dies.
form dies]].
*** In a literal sense, this aversion makes the trope possible, many, many times; a player Justified with high unarmed can literally punch out the [[PhysicalGod Tribunal]], who really are gods with the same power source as Dagoth Ur over Ur. However, he has cut them off from being able to recharge their divinity, [[WorfHadTheflu leaving them in an extremely weakened state]]. If battled and over. It keeps him disabled for longer than deadlier weapons.
** Happens
killed before completing the main quest (which is no easy task even in their weakened states), this is the reason why it is possible. (After the main quest, they are cut off from their source of power and can be killed like any other mortal, though they are [[BroughtDownToBadass still extremely strong]].)
*** Averted again
in the ''Bloodmoon'' expansion to ''Morrowind'' too, but probably justified since [[FanWank with [[BigBad Hircine]]. Hircine is the Daedric Prince Hircine is patron of the hunt Hunt, and only enjoys wants to give the "hunted" a fight if there's a chance sporting chance, so he can be defeated]].
*** Hircine actually asks
fights you before the fight to choose which aspect as an "aspect" of himself to fight. The implication being that if all of his aspects where to be combined the player would have no chance whatsoever.
(that you choose: guile, strength, or speed) with [[WillfullyWeak significantly reduced]] (but still extremely strong) power.
** Averted nicely in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' Oblivion]]''
*** Averted
when the player finally confronts the BigBad, Mehrunes Dagon. As you're up against an evil god who just tore reality a new one, the actual fighting is left to your companion, the descendent of a god himself. The best your character can do is stagger Dagon for a few seconds to buy time for [[spoiler:Martin]] to complete his transformation. Unless, of course you hit him with some special attack or your custom-made [[InfinityPlusOneSword sword of mob destruction]].
** Too *** To a lesser extent, the trope still applies, because many bosses such as the King of Worms and Mankar Camoran, and every enemy except Mehrunes Dagon can be easily killed by punching, since Hand to Hand is a legitimate combat skill in Oblivion.
*** Seemingly played straight in the ''Shivering Isles'' expansion. [[spoiler:In fact, you are merely replacing the avatar of a Daedric Prince; the essence of Sheogorath, his madness and power, are eternal and simply moves to new avatars when he becomes bored.]]
** Played with in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]''. [[spoiler:Yes, Skyrim]]'':
*** Plays with it at the end of the main quest. Yes,
Alduin ''is'' the bringer of the end and he was powerful enough that a previous set of heroes could only send him through time. Yes, the player ''does'' manage to kill him (quite easily if Dragonrend is used). However, one of his contemporaries (his former [[TheDragon Dragon]], no less) snarks that he's not really all he claims to be.]]
*** It's
It is, however, implied that [[spoiler:Alduin is truly undefeatable, and that the Dovahkiin merely strands him in time again, delaying the inevitable; this is mentioned as a reason you didn't absorb his soul.]]
***
]] The Dovahkiin has the advantage of not being an ordinary mortal (he/she has the soul of a Dragon) and being somewhat ImmuneToFate since he/she has no set-in-stone destiny. Even ''Alduin'' can't fight fate [[spoiler:which is implied to be another reason he lost. It's not truly time for the world to end.]]
** In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', you can ''literally'' punch out Chthulu, or at least *** Killing any elder normal dragon you so desire. Simply use the ''[[WoundThatWillNotHeal Marked For Death]]'' shout on them. This shout is supposed to lower their armor by 75 points for 60 seconds. Due to a bug, it instead permanently reduces their armor by 75 points ''per second'' for 60 seconds. If -4500 armor is not also qualifies. They are all Aedric entities with immortal souls, and while extremely powerful, any mortal with enough to knock out skill can slay one. However, unless their soul is absorbed, they can be resurrected. That is where the dragon with a single punch to the face, use it again.Dragonborn comes in...
26th Mar '17 2:43:12 PM nombretomado
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** Before that (but after ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom2''), ''VideoGame/TatsunokoVsCapcom'' allows you to punch out [[spoiler:[[{{Okami}} Yami]]]]. ''Nice''.

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** Before that (but after ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom2''), ''VideoGame/TatsunokoVsCapcom'' allows you to punch out [[spoiler:[[{{Okami}} [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/{{Okami}} Yami]]]]. ''Nice''.
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