History Trivia / CthulhuMythos

5th Jan '16 1:58:20 PM Willbyr
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* {{Demonbane}} (CthulhuMythos + HumongousMecha + {{Moe}}. And by humongous, we're talking about one can destroy the universe with sheer size.)

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* {{Demonbane}} ''VisualNovel/{{Demonbane}}'' (CthulhuMythos + HumongousMecha + {{Moe}}. And by humongous, we're talking about one can destroy the universe with sheer size.)
22nd Oct '15 4:25:16 PM Wanderwolf
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!!General Trivia
* Arkham is loosely based on infamous witch-town Salem, Massachusetts, while Miskatonic University is based on Gordon College (Wenham, Massachusetts) and Arkham Sanitarium (no relation to ArkhamAsylum) is based on Danvers State Hospital in Danvers, Massachusetts. Curiously enough, this means LovecraftCountry is also home to Haverhill, Massachusetts -- one of the inspirations for Archie Comics' Riverdale!
9th May '15 11:54:27 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''MerkabahRider'' consists of the adventures of a Hascidic Jew who battles demons. However, the overarching story is the invasion of the Outer Gods who are not part of the binary Heaven vs. Hell conflict. The first novel hints that these are Mythos creatures, and this becomes explicit in the second novel. Whether you consider this a crossover depends on whether you see the Rider as his own character, or whether you see it as a Mythos story from the very beginning.

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* ''MerkabahRider'' ''Literature/MerkabahRider'' consists of the adventures of a Hascidic Jew who battles demons. However, the overarching story is the invasion of the Outer Gods who are not part of the binary Heaven vs. Hell conflict. The first novel hints that these are Mythos creatures, and this becomes explicit in the second novel. Whether you consider this a crossover depends on whether you see the Rider as his own character, or whether you see it as a Mythos story from the very beginning.
5th Apr '15 3:25:22 PM MatthewTheRaven
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* NamesTheSame: Not only are there both Great Old Ones and Old Ones and Elder Things and Elder Gods and Old Gods, there are mentions of various "old ones" and "elder ones," "ancient ones," and "old things" unconnected to the "codified" entities of those names. In addition, the influence of the Mythos will lead many sci-fi and fantasy authors to use these names for entities in their own universe, with varying degrees of similarity to the originals.
11th Mar '15 9:05:00 PM Gatomon41
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!!General Tropes
* BasedOnADream: The Nightgaunts were from a nightmare Lovecraft once had, so it's rather fitting they be living in the Dreamlands.
* {{Defictionalization}}: The Necronomicon listed in the Ohio University Library card catalog. Creator/LSpragueDeCamp, fantasy author and linguist, acted as Abdul Alhazred's "translator".


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18th Jan '15 4:00:56 AM DeadlyAssassin
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* RunningTheAsylum: An appropriate and positive example - Lovecraft encouraged his fans to use his mythology, and expanded off the concepts within those fics. Indeed, without Lovecraft's fan friends, his work would have drifted into obscurity.
26th Jul '14 3:54:17 PM TVRulezAgain
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** According to at least one story, The Nestene Consciousness, leader of the [[DemonicDummy Autons]], is actually one of Shub-Niggurath's oft-mentioned but seldom seen [[ExplosiveBreeder 1000 young]]. ClarkAshtonSmith would be proud. To be fair, he(?) really does look the part.

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** According to at least one story, The Nestene Consciousness, leader of the [[DemonicDummy Autons]], is actually one of Shub-Niggurath's oft-mentioned but seldom seen [[ExplosiveBreeder 1000 young]]. ClarkAshtonSmith Creator/ClarkAshtonSmith would be proud. To be fair, he(?) really does look the part.
17th Jun '14 6:41:17 AM narm00
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* {{Demonbane}} (CthulhuMythos + HumongousMecha + {{Moe}}. And by humongous, we're talking about one can destroy universe with sheer size.)

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* {{Demonbane}} (CthulhuMythos + HumongousMecha + {{Moe}}. And by humongous, we're talking about one can destroy the universe with sheer size.)



** And in the TableTopGame/{{Pathfinder}} (AKA D&D 3.75) campaign setting, a local race of subterranean Abominations explicitly worships the Mythos and use Shoggoths as guards, while the module ''The Carrion Hill Horror'' is pretty much TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu without the nasty sanity effects, and the ''Rise of the Runelords'' adventures involve the realms of Leng and Kadath. In general, the creators have explicitly said that the non-Earth specific elements of the Mythos are fully compatible with the ''Pathfinder'' universe, and they run with it.

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** And in the TableTopGame/{{Pathfinder}} TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}} (AKA D&D 3.75) campaign setting, a local race of subterranean Abominations explicitly worships the Mythos and use Shoggoths as guards, while the module ''The Carrion Hill Horror'' is pretty much TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu without the nasty sanity effects, and the ''Rise of the Runelords'' adventures involve the realms of Leng and Kadath. In general, the creators have explicitly said that the non-Earth specific elements of the Mythos are fully compatible with the ''Pathfinder'' universe, and they run with it.



** According to at least one story, The Nestene Consciousness, leader of the [[DemonicDummy Autons]], is actually one of Shub Niggurath's oft-mentioned but seldom seen [[ExplosiveBreeder 1000 young]]. ClarkAshtonSmith would be proud. To be fair, he(?) really does look the part.
* Literature/SherlockHolmes canon, being [[PublicDomainCharacter in the public domain]], has also been bridged more than once, such as in ''Literature/AStudyInEmerald'', ''Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened'' or ''TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''. ''Shadows Over Baker Street'' is an anthology of short stories in which Sherlock Holmes investigates various Lovecraftian mysteries.
* {{Tokusatsu}} show ''Series/UltramanTiga'' drops subtle referrences throughout its run, but it becomes obvious in two last episodes with a sunken city rising from the ocean and BigBad '''Ghatanothoa''' awakening from its deep slumber.

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** According to at least one story, The Nestene Consciousness, leader of the [[DemonicDummy Autons]], is actually one of Shub Niggurath's Shub-Niggurath's oft-mentioned but seldom seen [[ExplosiveBreeder 1000 young]]. ClarkAshtonSmith would be proud. To be fair, he(?) really does look the part.
* Literature/SherlockHolmes canon, being [[PublicDomainCharacter in the public domain]], has also been bridged more than once, such as in ''Literature/AStudyInEmerald'', ''Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened'' or ''TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''.''Comicbook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''. ''Shadows Over Baker Street'' is an anthology of short stories in which Sherlock Holmes investigates various Lovecraftian mysteries.
* {{Tokusatsu}} show ''Series/UltramanTiga'' drops subtle referrences throughout its run, but it becomes obvious in the two last episodes with a sunken city rising from the ocean and BigBad '''Ghatanothoa''' awakening from its deep slumber.



** More humorously, Comicbook/Hitman had the protagonist battling the "Many-Angled Ones'' alongside parody superteam Section 8 thanks to a MadScientist using OccultGeometry in his teleportation experiments.
* Similiar, MarvelComics TheThanosImperative has "Many-Alleged Ones", tiny veiled copies of Mythos' most popular gods attacking MarvelUniverse and even defeating some of the Abstracts, who are among Marvel's most powerful beings.
** Even earlier, Comicbook/DoctorStrange and [[Comicbook/TheTombOfDracula Dracula]] had each battled Mythos-like monsters like Shuma-Gorath and Y'Garon in the 1970s and 1980s, and the first issue of Strange's revived series in 1988 opened with a brief sequence showing him defeating an (unnamed) Cthulu by causing R'lyeh to sink back beneath the waves.
** Creator/ChrisClaremont also got into the act; in the story where Magneto's HeelFaceturn begins, Magneto's island base, which he raises from the ocean depths, is very heavily hinted as being R'Lyeh or someplace very similar.

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** More humorously, Comicbook/Hitman Comicbook/{{Hitman}} had the protagonist battling the "Many-Angled Ones'' alongside parody superteam Section 8 thanks to a MadScientist using OccultGeometry AlienGeometries in his teleportation experiments.
* Similiar, MarvelComics Similiarly, MarvelComics' TheThanosImperative has "Many-Alleged "Many-Angled Ones", tiny veiled thinly-veiled copies of the Mythos' most popular gods gods, attacking the MarvelUniverse and even defeating some of the Abstracts, who are among Marvel's most powerful beings.
** Even earlier, Comicbook/DoctorStrange and [[Comicbook/TheTombOfDracula Dracula]] had each battled Mythos-like monsters like Shuma-Gorath and Y'Garon in the 1970s and 1980s, and the first issue of Strange's revived series in 1988 opened with a brief sequence showing him defeating an (unnamed) Cthulu Cthulhu by causing R'lyeh to sink back beneath the waves.
** Creator/ChrisClaremont also got into the act; in the story where Magneto's HeelFaceturn HeelFaceTurn begins, Magneto's island base, which he raises from the ocean depths, is very heavily hinted as being R'Lyeh or someplace very similar.



* TooSpicyForYogSothoth, the Mythos shares the honor with ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' for this one. In the cartoon, Billy is rejected by a [[CaptainErsatz "Yog Sawhaw"]].

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* TooSpicyForYogSothoth, the Mythos shares sharing the honor with ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' for this one. In the cartoon, Billy is rejected by a [[CaptainErsatz "Yog Sawhaw"]].
6th Apr '14 9:11:17 AM Aiguille
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* In ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' 3rd Edition, the sourcebook ''Lords of Madness'' states that the Outer Gods (or reasonable facsimiles thereof) are "worshiped" by the inhuman aboleths, while ''{{Dragon}}'' #360 implies that Nyarlathotep may be the father of the demon prince Graz'zt.

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* In ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' 3rd Edition, the sourcebook ''Lords of Madness'' states that the Outer Gods (or reasonable facsimiles thereof) are "worshiped" by the inhuman aboleths, while ''{{Dragon}}'' ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}'' #360 implies that Nyarlathotep may be the father of the demon prince Graz'zt.
22nd Mar '14 7:04:13 PM WanderingBrowser
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** And in the {{Pathfinder}} (AKA D&D 3.75) campaign setting, a local race of subterranean Abominations explicitly worships the Mythos and use Shoggoths as guards, while the module ''The Carrion Hill Horror'' is pretty much TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu without the nasty sanity effects, and the ''Rise of the Runelords'' adventures involve the realms of Leng and Kadath. In general, the creators have explicitly said that the non-Earth specific elements of the Mythos are fully compatible with the ''Pathfinder'' universe, and they run with it.

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** And in the {{Pathfinder}} TableTopGame/{{Pathfinder}} (AKA D&D 3.75) campaign setting, a local race of subterranean Abominations explicitly worships the Mythos and use Shoggoths as guards, while the module ''The Carrion Hill Horror'' is pretty much TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu without the nasty sanity effects, and the ''Rise of the Runelords'' adventures involve the realms of Leng and Kadath. In general, the creators have explicitly said that the non-Earth specific elements of the Mythos are fully compatible with the ''Pathfinder'' universe, and they run with it.it.
*** Taken to its climax in the 4th bestiary, which includes a Great Old One template and stats for three of them; Hastur (as the King in Yellow), Bokrug, and, of course, the infamous Cthulhu himself.
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