History Franchise / CthulhuMythos

13th Jun '16 12:15:46 AM PaulA
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* RobertWChambers: Wrote ''Literature/TheKingInYellow'', which was a great inspiration for Lovecraft, and was, in turn, inspired by Bierce.

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* RobertWChambers: Creator/RobertWChambers: Wrote ''Literature/TheKingInYellow'', which was a great inspiration for Lovecraft, and was, in turn, inspired by Bierce.
11th May '16 3:36:17 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* BreakoutVillain: Believe it or not, but Cthulhu isn't the most important EldritchAbomination in Lovecraft's work. It's neither the most powerful nor the most frequently referenced. However, because "The Call of Cthulhu" became Lovecraft's most popular work, Cthulhu itself became the iconic character of Lovecraft's universe, to the point that the mythos is unofficially named after it.



** If you consider many of the stories are narrated in first person and one of the bases of the Mythos is that humans actually know really little about the cosmos then we can conclude that the narrators don't know enough or have wrong information due to the vague nature of their sources about the Mythos, which of course is a nice excuse to keep creating new stuff.
4th May '16 9:56:25 AM aye_amber
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* TomeOfEldritchLore: Most notably the ''Necronomicon'', but also ''De Vermis Mysteriis'', the ''Pnakotic Manuscripts'', the... well just [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cthulhu_Mythos_arcane_literature look at the list.]] Name-dropping one of these is a stock horror ShoutOut.

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* TomeOfEldritchLore: Most notably the ''Necronomicon'', but also ''De Vermis Mysteriis'', the ''Pnakotic Manuscripts'', the... well just [[http://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cthulhu_Mythos_arcane_literature org/wiki/Books_in_the_Cthulhu_Mythos look at the list.]] Name-dropping one of these is a stock horror ShoutOut.
4th May '16 9:55:49 AM aye_amber
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!![[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Cthulhu_Mythos_writers Notable Cthulhu Mythos writers include]]:

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* LoadsAndLoadsOfRaces: HPL himself mentioned or sometimes showed a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elements_of_the_Cthulhu_Mythos#Beings few dozen aliens and monsters]], and subsequent authors and co-writers have expanded this greatly. That's not even getting into the godlike deity-aliens. Overall there are at least 30 intelligent races described.

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* LoadsAndLoadsOfRaces: HPL himself mentioned or sometimes showed a [[http://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elements_of_the_Cthulhu_Mythos#Beings few dozen aliens and monsters]], and subsequent authors and co-writers have expanded this greatly. That's not even getting into the godlike deity-aliens. Overall there are at least 30 intelligent races described.



* StarfishAliens: All of HPL's aliens, and quite a few earth-dwelling creatures. Howard, for such an early writer, was good at ensuring his aliens were actually alien. And in the case of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elder_Things Elder Things,]] one of the more sympathetic species, almost ''literal'' StarfishAliens. Later authors have followed suit.

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* StarfishAliens: All of HPL's aliens, and quite a few earth-dwelling creatures. Howard, for such an early writer, was good at ensuring his aliens were actually alien. And in the case of the [[http://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elder_Things org/wiki/Elder_Thing Elder Things,]] one of the more sympathetic species, almost ''literal'' StarfishAliens. Later authors have followed suit.



* TheTamingOfTheGrue: You can buy [[EverythingsBetterWithPlushies Cthulhu plushie dolls]]. [[http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&source=imghp&biw=1280&bih=610&q=cthulhu+plush&gbv=2&aq=f&aqi=g2&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai= Adorable, aren't they]]?

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* TheTamingOfTheGrue: You can buy [[EverythingsBetterWithPlushies Cthulhu plushie dolls]]. [[http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&source=imghp&biw=1280&bih=610&q=cthulhu+plush&gbv=2&aq=f&aqi=g2&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai= [[http://tinyurl.com/zqkegs3 Adorable, aren't they]]?they?]]
25th Mar '16 12:54:25 PM Gatomon41
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* ElementalEmbodiment: August Derleth had used an Elemental Theory: the idea that the Old Ones can be sorted by the four classical elements; for example, Cthulhu for water, and Derleth creations Cthugha and Ithaqua for fire and air, respectively. [[RetCon How much sense this actually makes is debatable.]]

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* ElementalEmbodiment: August Derleth had used an Elemental Theory: the idea that the Old Ones can be sorted by the four classical elements; for example, Cthulhu for water, and Derleth creations Cthugha and Ithaqua for fire and air, respectively. [[RetCon How much sense this actually makes However, the theory is debatable.]]debatable and little used by other Mythos writers.
24th Mar '16 7:55:43 PM ErikModi
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* ElementalEmbodiment: August Derleth had used an Elemental Theory: the idea that the Old Ones can be sorted by the four classical elements; for example, Cthulhu for water, and Derleth creations Cthugha and Ithaqua for fire and air, respectively.

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* ElementalEmbodiment: August Derleth had used an Elemental Theory: the idea that the Old Ones can be sorted by the four classical elements; for example, Cthulhu for water, and Derleth creations Cthugha and Ithaqua for fire and air, respectively. [[RetCon How much sense this actually makes is debatable.]]
29th Dec '15 7:42:06 AM 082122712641
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** The Haunter in the Dark, one of Nyarlathotep's many forms, is extremely weak against light. Granted, it comes from a dimension where no visible light exists (and where it would presumably be invincible), and it can't be killed, only banished back to that dimension, but still, it's an EldritchAbomination that can kept at bay with ''a flashlight''! But you'd better hope [[TenSecondFlashlight your batteries last]] until you find something else... the Haunter can wait, it only needs to catch you once.

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** The Haunter in of the Dark, one of Nyarlathotep's many forms, is extremely weak against light. Granted, it comes from a dimension where no visible light exists (and where it would presumably be invincible), and it can't be killed, only banished back to that dimension, but still, it's an EldritchAbomination that can kept at bay with ''a flashlight''! But you'd better hope [[TenSecondFlashlight your batteries last]] until you find something else... the Haunter can wait, it only needs to catch you once.
16th Nov '15 4:28:56 PM Gatomon41
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%%* DarkFantasy

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%%* DarkFantasy* DarkFantasy: Notably by Smith and some of Lovecrafts stories deal with traditional fantasy elements.



%%* GenocideBackfire: ''The Doom that Came to Sarnath''.
%%* GoMadFromTheRevelation: TropeNamer.

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%%* * GenocideBackfire: ''The Doom that Came to Sarnath''.
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Sarnath'' is a result of a human city wiping out another
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GoMadFromTheRevelation: TropeNamer.The TropeNamer - many of Lovecraft's protagonists do not take well to grim discoveries. Encountering the Mythos in general is not good for one's sanity either.
15th Nov '15 11:32:32 PM Eagal
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* PsychologicalHorror

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15th Nov '15 11:30:07 PM Eagal
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* GenocideBackfire: ''The Doom that Came to Sarnath''.
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: TropeNamer.

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* %%* GenocideBackfire: ''The Doom that Came to Sarnath''.
* %%* GoMadFromTheRevelation: TropeNamer.
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