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11th Feb '17 1:14:38 AM Arachnos
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* Comes up in ''ComicBook/RequiemChevalierVampire''. There are two factions of powerful entities that exist beyond the world of Resurrection and seek control over it: the Masters of the Infinite, which seem to be [[EldritchAbomination rather eldritch]] and thus fill the role of the squid, and the Lords of Limbo, which are the devils. Angels also exist, though they have pretty much no influence on Resurrection whatsoever and the only one ever seen is captured and used as a WMD.
3rd Jan '17 10:22:19 PM Terran117
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* TheSCPFoundation sometimes deals with entities that are religious in nature, with Biblical entities including what is assumed to be God himself and a crater that leads to hell. Of course, the site is mostly known for Lovecraftian entities that are barley contained.

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* TheSCPFoundation The SCPFoundation sometimes deals with entities that are religious in nature, with Biblical entities including what is assumed to be God himself and a crater that leads to hell. Of course, the site is mostly known for Lovecraftian entities that are barley contained.
3rd Jan '17 10:22:03 PM Terran117
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* TheSCPFoundation sometimes deals with entities that are religious in nature, with Biblical entities including what is assumed to be God himself and a crater that leads to hell. Of course, the site is mostly known for Lovecraftian entities that are barley contained.
3rd Jan '17 9:39:27 AM Dvandemon
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** The very first Discworld novel ''Discworld/TheColourOfMagic'' speaks of Bel-Shamharoth, a very squidy Lovecraftian horror described as "the opposite side of a coin where good and evil are the same side." Things like it were apparently fairly common in an earlier age when there was more magic around.

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** The very first Discworld novel ''Discworld/TheColourOfMagic'' speaks of Bel-Shamharoth, a very squidy Lovecraftian horror described as "the opposite side of a coin where good and evil are the same side." Things like it were apparently fairly common in an earlier age when there was more magic around. They were all things from the aforementioned dimensions that leaked through during the eras of reckless magic use that managed to anchor themselves into a static image in reality.
8th Dec '16 10:52:42 PM Gess
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** More fittingly The Squids would be the Thirdspace Aliens, whom Vorlons bumped into when they built what they percieved to be gates to Heaven. Sufficient to say, it turned out anything but.
8th Dec '16 7:37:11 AM Gideoncrawle
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From a story perspective, it makes sense. You see it a lot in stories where GodAndSatanAreBothJerks. The angels serve as foils for the hero, allowing him to show off his rule-breaking attitude. The devils prove the hero's toughness and cleverness by [[TheWorfEffect giving him someone to beat]]. And the outsiders serve as the villains of the story. Also may be a consequence of an AllMythsAreTrue system, with angels, devils, {{Eldritch Abomination}}s, TheFairFolk and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking the three Billy]] [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Goats Gruff]] all fighting with or over the protagonists.

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From a story perspective, it makes sense. You see it a lot in stories where GodAndSatanAreBothJerks. The angels serve as foils for the hero, allowing him to show off his rule-breaking attitude. The devils prove the hero's toughness and cleverness by [[TheWorfEffect giving him someone to beat]]. And the outsiders serve as the villains of the story. Also may be a consequence of an AllMythsAreTrue system, with angels, devils, {{Eldritch Abomination}}s, TheFairFolk and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking the Literature/{{the three Billy]] [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Billy Goats Gruff]] Gruff}} all fighting with or over the protagonists.
8th Dec '16 4:13:13 AM AnotherDuck
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* Happens in a lot of horror {{Hentai}}, particularly those series created by Toshio Maeda.
8th Dec '16 1:18:07 AM war877
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** This also appears in the latest book in the form of [[spoiler:the reason for the Faerie Courts' existence; the Winter Court holds back the Outsiders, while the Summer Court keeps the Winter Court from screwing with mortals too much]].

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** This also appears in the latest book ''Cold Days'' in the form of [[spoiler:the reason for the Faerie Courts' existence; the Winter Court holds back the Outsiders, while the Summer Court keeps the Winter Court from screwing with mortals too much]].
7th Nov '16 5:13:06 PM TheSaintOfAllTropers
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A lot of contemporary horror fiction uses a strange blend of Christian and [[CosmicHorrorStory Lovecraftian]] mythology. [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Angels]] are good, [[LightIsNotGood usually]], [[GoodIsNotNice but not necessarily nice]]; [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Devils]] are bad, [[DarkIsNotEvil usually]], [[EvilIsCool but often more fun]]; and {{Eldritch Abomination}}s from Beyond just want to [[OmnicidalManiac destroy it all]], or even worse, twist everything into something wholly alien that {{squick}}s out ''[[EvenEvilHasStandards both]]'' [[EveryoneHasStandards of the aforementioned parties.]]

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A lot of contemporary horror fiction uses a strange blend of Christian and [[CosmicHorrorStory Lovecraftian]] mythology. [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Angels]] are good, [[LightIsNotGood usually]], [[GoodIsNotNice but not necessarily nice]]; [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Devils]] are bad, [[DarkIsNotEvil usually]], [[EvilIsCool but often more fun]]; and {{Eldritch Abomination}}s from Beyond just want to [[OmnicidalManiac destroy it all]], or even worse, twist everything into something wholly alien that {{squick}}s out ''[[EvenEvilHasStandards both]]'' [[EveryoneHasStandards of the aforementioned the]] [[EnemyMine aforementioned]] [[EvilVersusOblivion parties.]]
1st Nov '16 7:12:26 PM WillKeaton
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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' have a loose version in their universe's mythology. Aedra and the more friendly Daedra, such as Azura, roughly equate to the angels while the more hostile Daedra, such as Mehrunes Dagon, equate to the devils. The squid are the more alien of the Daedra, such as Hermaeus Mora, and Sithis, the primal force of chaos and void lurking outside existence.

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' have a loose version in their universe's mythology. Aedra and the more friendly Daedra, such as Azura, roughly equate to the angels while the more hostile Daedra, such as Mehrunes Dagon, equate to the devils. The squid are the more alien of the Daedra, such as Hermaeus Mora, and Sithis, the primal force of chaos and void lurking outside existence.existence known as Sithis.



* VideoGame/{{Dominions}} has a variety of celestial and infernal beings (given the variety of myths used, angels and demons might be a tad simplistic)... and the Starfallen R'lyeh, home to the madness-inducing illithid and their ilk.

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* VideoGame/{{Dominions}} ''VideoGame/{{Dominions}}'' has a variety of celestial and infernal beings (given the variety of myths used, angels and demons might be a tad simplistic)... and the Starfallen R'lyeh, home to the madness-inducing illithid and their ilk.
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