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13th Feb '16 10:09:52 PM Kuruni
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* [[VideoGame/DiscworldNoir Discworld Noir]] What begins as a straightforward ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' parody of the [[FilmNoir Noir]] genre slides towards this as the story progresses. [[spoiler: By the end the protagonist is preventing the dark old god [[ParodyNames Nylonathotep]] from returning to the Disc.]]
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* [[VideoGame/DiscworldNoir Discworld Noir]] ''VideoGame/DiscworldNoir'' What begins as a straightforward ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' parody of the [[FilmNoir Noir]] genre slides towards this as the story progresses. [[spoiler: By the end the protagonist is preventing the dark old god [[ParodyNames Nylonathotep]] from returning to the Disc.]]
13th Feb '16 11:21:14 AM Wounded_King
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* [[VideoGame/DiscworldNoir Discworld Noir]] What begins as a straightforward ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' parody of the [[FilmNoir Noir]] genre slides towards this as the story progresses. [[spoiler: By the end the protagonist is preventing the dark old god [[ParodyNames Nylonathotep]] from returning to the Disc.]]
8th Feb '16 10:31:01 AM pangaea
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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/clf9nznuyaa4ujx.png]] [[caption-width-right:350:Aww, who's a cute little EldritchAbomination?]]
4th Feb '16 9:22:36 AM TriumphForks
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Fixed a typo.
* In the Literature/{{Boojumverse}}, human starships and space stations are in constand danger from {{Eldritch Abomination}}s -- but human ingenuity has produced technology capable of fighting them, and the stories tend to end with the protagonist prevailing.
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* In the Literature/{{Boojumverse}}, human starships and space stations are in constand constant danger from {{Eldritch Abomination}}s -- but human ingenuity has produced technology capable of fighting them, and the stories tend to end with the protagonist prevailing.
31st Jan '16 8:42:38 PM M84
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* ''VideoGame/DarkestDungeon'', but only barely. The hideous monsters that the Ancestor unleashed are powerful, genuinely horrific, and will almost certainly kill or drive to gibbering insanity many, probably most of the adventurers you send to destroy them. But with skill, patience, and a bit of luck, they ''can'' slowly be beaten back.
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* ''VideoGame/DarkestDungeon'', but only barely. The hideous monsters that the Ancestor unleashed are powerful, genuinely horrific, and will almost certainly kill or drive to gibbering insanity many, probably most of the adventurers you send to destroy them. But with skill, patience, and a bit of luck, they ''can'' slowly be beaten back. [[spoiler:While the thing the ancestor awakened in the Darkest Dungeon is supposedly an unstoppable abomination which created humanity that will one day awaken for real and destroy the world, it's still ultimately just another monster that can be beaten into submission (albeit at a cost). Even the claim that it is humanity's creator is in doubt, given the [[UnreliableNarrator source]] and the existence of the Religious characters' holy powers.]]
22nd Jan '16 4:02:57 AM VVK
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* Creator/NeilGaiman's short story "Literature/AStudyInEmerald" is a weird case. Bad news? The Great Old Ones [[VillainWorld conquered the Earth and divided it among themselves centuries ago]]. Good news? They seem to have ''mostly'' [[DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu gone native]], and as the murder case being solved demonstrated, they -- or at least their HalfHumanHybrid spawn -- aren't exactly unkillable.
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* Creator/NeilGaiman's short story "Literature/AStudyInEmerald" is a weird case. Bad news? The Great Old Ones [[VillainWorld conquered the Earth and divided it among themselves centuries ago]]. Good news? They seem to have ''mostly'' [[DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu gone native]], and as the murder case being solved demonstrated, demonstrates, they -- or at least their HalfHumanHybrid spawn -- aren't exactly unkillable.
22nd Jan '16 4:02:21 AM VVK
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Killing the not-exactly-unkillable is not punching out Cthulhu.
* Creator/NeilGaiman's short story ''Literature/AStudyInEmerald'' is a weird case. Bad news? The Great Old Ones [[VillainWorld conquered the Earth and divided it among themselves centuries ago]]. Good news? They seem to have ''mostly'' [[DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu gone native]], and as the murder case being solved demonstrated, they-or at least their HalfHumanHybrid spawn-[[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu aren't exactly unkillable]].
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* Creator/NeilGaiman's short story ''Literature/AStudyInEmerald'' "Literature/AStudyInEmerald" is a weird case. Bad news? The Great Old Ones [[VillainWorld conquered the Earth and divided it among themselves centuries ago]]. Good news? They seem to have ''mostly'' [[DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu gone native]], and as the murder case being solved demonstrated, they-or they -- or at least their HalfHumanHybrid spawn-[[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu spawn -- aren't exactly unkillable]].unkillable.
22nd Jan '16 4:01:11 AM VVK
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No need to spoil the whole thing, even under a spoiler tag, just to insert information that's not relevant.
* Creator/NeilGaiman's short story ''Literature/AStudyInEmerald'' is a weird case. Bad news? The Great Old Ones [[VillainWorld conquered the Earth and divided it among themselves centuries ago]]. Good news? They seem to have ''mostly'' [[DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu gone native]], and as [[spoiler:Holmes and Watson]] demonstrated, they-or at least their HalfHumanHybrid spawn-[[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu aren't exactly unkillable]].
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* Creator/NeilGaiman's short story ''Literature/AStudyInEmerald'' is a weird case. Bad news? The Great Old Ones [[VillainWorld conquered the Earth and divided it among themselves centuries ago]]. Good news? They seem to have ''mostly'' [[DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu gone native]], and as [[spoiler:Holmes and Watson]] the murder case being solved demonstrated, they-or at least their HalfHumanHybrid spawn-[[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu aren't exactly unkillable]].
22nd Jan '16 3:49:27 AM VVK
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* The short collaborative story [[https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Challenge_from_Beyond "The Challenge from Beyond"]] ends up like this because Creator/{{Robert E Howard}}'s part comes after Lovecraft's. (There are other writers too, but these two dominate the story.) Lovecraft leaves the protagonist in terror trapped in the body of a StarfishAlien who exchanged minds with him; Howard [[HumansAreWarriors has him go kick ass in the alien world it]]. Frank Belknap Long finishes it off by showing how the alien that took over the human body meets an embarrassing end, thus saving the world.
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* The short collaborative story [[https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Challenge_from_Beyond "The Challenge from Beyond"]] ends up like this because Creator/{{Robert E Howard}}'s part comes after Lovecraft's. (There are other writers too, but these two dominate the story.) Lovecraft leaves the protagonist in terror trapped in the body of a StarfishAlien who exchanged minds with him; Howard [[HumansAreWarriors has him go kick ass in the alien world in it]]. Frank Belknap Long finishes it things off by showing how the alien that took over the human human's body meets an embarrassing end, thus saving the world.
22nd Jan '16 3:48:29 AM VVK
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* Literature/{{Discworld}} has plenty of examples of abominations - the things from the Dungeon Dimensions, the Hiver, etc. But ultimately, none of them succeeds in causing permanent damage, and the heroes always win in the end. It helps that they're defined, somewhat; they're explicitly less "real" than everything else, which makes them simultaneously more magically and psychically potent, and much more vulnerable physically. Rincewind once took one out with camera flash, and held several off with a sock containing half a brick.
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* The short collaborative story [[https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Challenge_from_Beyond "The Challenge from Beyond"]] ends up like this because Creator/{{Robert E Howard}}'s part comes after Lovecraft's. (There are other writers too, but these two dominate the story.) Lovecraft leaves the protagonist in terror trapped in the body of a StarfishAlien who exchanged minds with him; Howard [[HumansAreWarriors has him go kick ass in the alien world it]]. Frank Belknap Long finishes it off by showing how the alien that took over the human body meets an embarrassing end, thus saving the world. * Literature/{{Discworld}} has plenty of examples of abominations - -- the things from the Dungeon Dimensions, the Hiver, etc. But ultimately, none of them succeeds in causing permanent damage, and the heroes always win in the end. It helps that they're defined, somewhat; they're explicitly less "real" than everything else, which makes them simultaneously more magically and psychically potent, and much more vulnerable physically. Rincewind once took one out with camera flash, and held several off with a sock containing half a brick.
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