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17th Feb '17 11:43:45 AM GastonRabbit
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* WildMassGuessing goes that the glitch Franchise/{{Pokemon}} [[TheMissingno Missingno.]] is actually a RealityWarper EldritchAbomination, explaining its effects upon the games. Either way, you can still easily kill it [[ElementalRockPaperScissors with a rock]].
** Not to mention the AlienGeometries of the [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Distortion_World Distortion World]].
** And [[OlympusMons the most powerful Pokémon]] are giving off more and more eldritch vibes, especially the newer ones. Doesn't stop you from capturing and training them if you're strong enough, though.
** The apex of this trope is probably the [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl fourth-gen games]], especially ''Pokemon Platinum'' which goes all-out in portraying Giratina as an EldritchAbomination which lives in the aforementioned Torn World... and which you still have the option of [[DefeatMeansFriendship befriending Nanoha-style]] and shoving in a little ball for future use.

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* WildMassGuessing goes that the glitch Franchise/{{Pokemon}} [[TheMissingno Missingno.]] is actually a RealityWarper EldritchAbomination, explaining its effects upon the games. Either way, you can still easily kill it [[ElementalRockPaperScissors with a rock]].
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** Not to mention the AlienGeometries of the [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Distortion_World The Distortion World]].
World]] from ''Platinum'', the home of Giratina (which was banished there), contains AlienGeometries.
** And [[OlympusMons the The most powerful Pokémon]] are giving off more and more eldritch vibes, especially the newer ones. Doesn't stop you from capturing and training them if you're strong enough, though.
** The apex of this trope is probably the [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl The fourth-gen games]], especially ''Pokemon Platinum'' which goes ''Pokémon Platinum'', go all-out in portraying Giratina as an EldritchAbomination which lives in the aforementioned Torn Distortion World... and which you still have the option of [[DefeatMeansFriendship befriending Nanoha-style]] and shoving in a little ball for future use.



** The Ultra Beasts of ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' also give this impression, being otherworldly life-forms from another universe that are not classified as Pokemon at all. The first one that appears and has the greatest presence in the story is a shapeshifting flying jellyfish thing that can possess and enthrall other creatures. [[spoiler:Eventually it's decided that they ''are'' Pokemon, just species not native to this universe.]]

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** The Ultra Beasts of ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' also give this impression, being otherworldly life-forms from another universe that are not classified as Pokemon Pokémon at all. The first one that appears and has the greatest presence in the story is UB-01 (Nihilego), which is a shapeshifting flying jellyfish thing that can possess and enthrall other creatures. [[spoiler:Eventually it's decided that they ''are'' Pokemon, Pokémon, just species not native to this universe.]]
17th Feb '17 11:33:07 AM GastonRabbit
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Do note however, that "Lovecraft Lite" is a bit of a [[NonindicativeName misnomer]], since [[Creator/HPLovecraft the man himself]] actually wrote plenty of stuff like this too, he's just associated more with CosmicHorror. See the CthulhuMythos for more.

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Do note however, that "Lovecraft Lite" is a bit of a [[NonindicativeName misnomer]], since [[Creator/HPLovecraft the man himself]] actually wrote plenty of stuff like this too, he's just associated more with CosmicHorror.{{Cosmic Horror|Story}}. See the CthulhuMythos for more.



* ''VideoGame/EarthBound'' is an arguable example. Ness and company cannot defeat Giygas (AKA Azathoth with fewer tentacles). No matter what. Instead, you require the breaking of the fourth wall that gives [[CombinedEnergyAttack Paula's pray ability]] the power of basically everyone in the world... and the person (you) that is outside of the TV. Because not even {{Eldritch Abomination}}s can comprehend what lie beyond the Fourth Wall.
** Not to mention the rest of the story is bright and colorful and set in a relaxing Flavor One {{Eagleland}}.
14th Feb '17 6:18:10 PM shade6116
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* The true villains of ''VideoGame/ParasiteEve'', a sequel to the [[Literature/ParasiteEve novel of the same name]], are our own cells; specifically, the mitochondria that have been silently guiding the evolution of Earth's creatures, just waiting for their chance to strike. Their mouthpiece is Melissa Pearce, a woman whose body has reshaped itself into Eve, a siren who can cause people to spontaneously combust with a mere thought. Her goal is to assemble the genetic material of New York's citizenry (who have collectively melted into a giant ball of goo) to use as her womb, producing the Ultimate Lifeform.

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* The true villains of ''VideoGame/ParasiteEve'', a sequel to the [[Literature/ParasiteEve novel of the same name]], are our own cells; specifically, the mitochondria that have been silently guiding the evolution of Earth's creatures, just waiting for their chance to strike. Their mouthpiece is Melissa Pearce, a woman whose body has reshaped itself into Eve, a siren who can cause people to spontaneously combust with a mere thought. Her goal is to assemble the genetic material of New York's citizenry (who have collectively melted into a giant ball of goo) to use as her womb, producing the Ultimate Lifeform. You can kill them with enough bullets.
8th Feb '17 12:13:29 AM Ramona122003
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** The Universal Survival Saga ups the Lovecraft aspects by having Zen'o decide to [[spoiler: eliminate the losing universe during the tournament]]. Meaning, trillions upon trillions of people will [[spoiler: be wiped from ''existence'' because they lost a tournament]].
4th Feb '17 11:45:55 AM CaptainChaos
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* ''Videogame/RogueStormers'' reveals itself to be this in its ending, [[spoiler: with the revelation that the black "goop" which powers the Dieselpunk technology of the setting is in fact the blood of Vori'thel, an elder goddess enslaved by the BigBad. She is in fact benevolent and finds humans to be very cuddly, and deeply regrets any associated mental degradation. ]]
25th Jan '17 1:38:45 PM Monolaf317
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* ''VideoGame/{{Tattletail}}'': The titular characters are {{EldritchAbomination}}s, and the BigBad is one you can only run from. That said, [[spoiler:most of said abominations are on your side in the end, the Big Bad can be ultimately destroyed, and the Golden Ending is unambiguously happy.]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Tattletail}}'': The titular characters are {{EldritchAbomination}}s, {{Eldritch Abomination}}s, and the BigBad is one you can only run from. That said, [[spoiler:most of said abominations are on your side in the end, the Big Bad can be ultimately destroyed, and the Golden Ending is unambiguously happy.]]
25th Jan '17 1:38:24 PM Monolaf317
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* In ''VideoGame/Oxenfree'', the ghosts of Edwards Island have suffered eons of nothingness, and they seek to have revenge on the world for what they've done to them. However, despite terrorizing the teenagers who has released, Alex in one ending [[spoiler: guided them on a path away from destruction and gained back Clarissa's body after being possesed for most of the game, and they all lived happily ever after]].

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* In ''VideoGame/Oxenfree'', ''VideoGame/{{Oxenfree}}'', the ghosts of Edwards Island have suffered eons of nothingness, and they seek to have revenge on the world for what they've done to them. However, despite terrorizing the teenagers who has released, Alex in one ending [[spoiler: guided them on a path away from destruction and gained back Clarissa's body after being possesed for most of the game, and they all lived happily ever after]].


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* ''VideoGame/{{Tattletail}}'': The titular characters are {{EldritchAbomination}}s, and the BigBad is one you can only run from. That said, [[spoiler:most of said abominations are on your side in the end, the Big Bad can be ultimately destroyed, and the Golden Ending is unambiguously happy.]]
23rd Jan '17 2:15:14 PM Willbyr
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* The TropeCodifier may well be the ''Persona'' series, itself an offshoot of ''ShinMegamiTensei''. This is especially true of ''{{Persona 2}}'', which not only borrows the character Nyarlathotep (portrayed more or less faithfully) as a whimsical villain, but also from Jungian philosophy. However, as dark as the saga gets, it ends with a typical JRPG Aesop about friendship and love triumphing over darkness etc.
** The ''ShinMegamiTensei'' series in general, on that note. While the specifics vary game-to-game, the basic premise is the same: a war between the [[GodIsEvil tyrannical]] [[{{God}} YHWH]], who wants to [[TheEvilsOfFreeWill extinguish free will]] and enact in its place a WorldOfSilence that eternally worships him, and Lucifer. As in ''The Devil''. While Lucifer DOES have the best interests of humanity at heart, his methods are morally ambiguous at best, and ultimately [[BlueAndOrangeMorality his idea of paradise]] is bloody, chaotic, unrestrained anarchy. Humanity inevitably finds itself embroiled in this war between cosmic, incomprehensibly powerful beings that either actively hate them, see them as convenient tools or have very different ideas on how things should be run. Fortunately, there is an option in every game to date that involves humanity forming a faction of its own, taking control of the demons and angels running around, and making [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu both God and Lucifer sorry they ever got us involved.]] Judging by the (shaky) continuity of the Megaten games, these are often considered the Canon endings.

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* The TropeCodifier may well be the ''Persona'' series, itself an offshoot of ''ShinMegamiTensei''.''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei''. This is especially true of ''{{Persona 2}}'', which not only borrows the character Nyarlathotep (portrayed more or less faithfully) as a whimsical villain, but also from Jungian philosophy. However, as dark as the saga gets, it ends with a typical JRPG Aesop about friendship and love triumphing over darkness etc.
** The ''ShinMegamiTensei'' ''Shin Megami Tensei'' series in general, on that note. While the specifics vary game-to-game, the basic premise is the same: a war between the [[GodIsEvil tyrannical]] [[{{God}} YHWH]], who wants to [[TheEvilsOfFreeWill extinguish free will]] and enact in its place a WorldOfSilence that eternally worships him, and Lucifer. As in ''The Devil''. While Lucifer DOES have the best interests of humanity at heart, his methods are morally ambiguous at best, and ultimately [[BlueAndOrangeMorality his idea of paradise]] is bloody, chaotic, unrestrained anarchy. Humanity inevitably finds itself embroiled in this war between cosmic, incomprehensibly powerful beings that either actively hate them, see them as convenient tools or have very different ideas on how things should be run. Fortunately, there is an option in every game to date that involves humanity forming a faction of its own, taking control of the demons and angels running around, and making [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu both God and Lucifer sorry they ever got us involved.]] Judging by the (shaky) continuity of the Megaten games, these are often considered the Canon endings.
29th Dec '16 10:31:20 PM Xtifr
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** In some aspects, the Laundryverse is even more horrible as the standard Lovecraft universe, because the repercussions are discussed, and presented, in great detail: for example, instead of saying how a group of sufficiently determined madmen can very well unleash something capable of ''destroying the entire universe'', ''Literature/TheAtrocityArchives'' features a visit to the dying remnants of a parallel universe where [[{{Ghostapo}} the Nazis succeeded at doing exactly this]].

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** In some aspects, the Laundryverse is even more horrible as the standard Lovecraft universe, because the repercussions are discussed, and presented, in great detail: for example, instead of saying how a group of sufficiently determined madmen can very well unleash something capable of ''destroying the entire universe'', ''Literature/TheAtrocityArchives'' ''Literature/TheAtrocityArchive'' features a visit to the dying remnants of a parallel universe where [[{{Ghostapo}} the Nazis succeeded at doing exactly this]].
28th Dec '16 10:38:03 PM Xtifr
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** In some aspects, the Laundryverse is even more horrible as the standard Lovecraft universe, because the repercussions are discussed, and presented, in great detail: for example, instead of saying how a group of sufficiently determined madmen can very well unleash something capable of ''destroying the entire universe'', ''[[TheLaundrySeries The Atrocity Archives]]'' features a visit to the dying remnants of a parallel universe where [[{{Ghostapo}} the Nazis succeeded at doing exactly this]].

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** In some aspects, the Laundryverse is even more horrible as the standard Lovecraft universe, because the repercussions are discussed, and presented, in great detail: for example, instead of saying how a group of sufficiently determined madmen can very well unleash something capable of ''destroying the entire universe'', ''[[TheLaundrySeries The Atrocity Archives]]'' ''Literature/TheAtrocityArchives'' features a visit to the dying remnants of a parallel universe where [[{{Ghostapo}} the Nazis succeeded at doing exactly this]].
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