History YMMV / CthulhuMythos

30th Jul '17 12:26:56 PM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: [[JerkassGods Nyarlathotep]] differs from most of Creator/HPLovecraft's gods. While Lovecraft describes other Outer Gods and Great Old Ones as [[BlueAndOrangeMorality mindless or unfathomable]], Nyarlathotep is a {{sadist}} who is fully aware of humanity's existence, and enjoys exercising his power over them. He kills or drives people to madness while disguised as the Haunter in the Dark, drives entire societies to ruin in the form of the [[DarkIsEvil Black Man]] or the [[NephariousPharaoh Black Pharoah]], and generally treats all life as part of some giant cat-and-mouse game.

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* CompleteMonster: Although the shared universe of Creator/HPLovecraft and his contemporaries generally eschew conventional morality, many characters still go the extra mile to stand out in the bleak universe:
** [[TheChessmaster Nyarlathotep]], the Crawling Chaos and the dreaded voice and soul of the [[EldritchAbomination Outer Gods]], is a malignant {{sadist}} of a god with an all too human-like personality. A
[[JerkassGods Nyarlathotep]] differs from most of Creator/HPLovecraft's gods. While Lovecraft describes other Outer Gods and Great Old Ones as [[BlueAndOrangeMorality mindless or unfathomable]], devious trickster by nature]] who [[ForTheEvulz enjoys playing sadistic games with mankind]] for [[ItAmusedMe its own amusement]], Nyarlathotep is wanders the Earth in a {{sadist}} who is fully aware thousand avatars, stringing the night with the screams of humanity's existence, those plagued by the horrid nightmares he induces wherever he walks. On record, Nyarlathotep ruins entire societies in the form of the Black Pharaoh, possesses and enjoys exercising his power over them. He kills or drives people to madness while disguised murders men as the Haunter in the Dark, and personally attempts to spirit Randolph Carter away into the throne room of great Azathoth itself. Nyarlathotep seduces men into worshiping his many avatars and orchestrates madness by the masses wherever he goes, differing from his fellow Outer Gods by virtue of being a wholly evil entity hindered by none of his brethren's [[BlueAndOrangeMorality eldritch mindsets]] and possessed of nothing more than a lust for reaping the chaos that defines it.
** [[ManipulativeBastard Y'golonac, the Defiler]], is the god of depravity and a Great Old One [[EvenEvilHasStandards reviled even by the priests of Cthulhu]] for its unspeakable perversions. Gathering cults of those with carnal hearts, Y'golonac has his followers engage in whatever grotesque fantasies they can imagine in tribute to it, hoping to eventually break out of its walled prison and walk free among men before wiping out all humanity with the other Great Old Ones. A {{sadist}} fully able to understand and manipulate humans, Y'golonac possesses people at its own merriment and gruesomely devours all those who do not pledge themselves to serving it. In Ramsey Campbell's ''Cold Print'', Y'golonac possesses a bookseller in lower Brinchester and
drives entire societies a man to ruin insanity to draw in more victims for it to subvert or eató[[WouldHurtAChild children among them]]--and ultimately closes the form of story by devouring the [[DarkIsEvil Black Man]] or the [[NephariousPharaoh Black Pharoah]], and generally treats all life as part of some giant cat-and-mouse game.protagonist himself.
28th Jul '17 10:04:28 AM ACW
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** ''Literature/TheCaseOfCharlesDexterWard'' has Joseph Curwen.
30th May '17 9:41:30 PM Kuruni
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** In the 1931 short story ''The Lair of the Star Spawn'' by Creator/AugustDerleth and Mark Schorer, the characters manage to stop the [[EldritchAbomination Great Old Ones]] Lloigor and Zhar with the aid of the the Star Warriors from Orion, described as monstrous-size glowing beings that "shot great beams of annihilation and death".\\

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** In the 1931 short story ''The Lair of the Star Spawn'' by Creator/AugustDerleth and Mark Schorer, the characters manage to stop the [[EldritchAbomination Great Old Ones]] Ones Lloigor and Zhar with the aid of the the Star Warriors from Orion, described as monstrous-size glowing beings that "shot great beams of annihilation and death".\\
30th May '17 9:36:06 PM Kuruni
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* HilariousInHindsight: Lovecraft described Azathoth as a monstrous indescribable thing which resides in the center of the universe, often described as "gnawing" and "chaotic". Scientists now believe that the center of our galaxy (and, by extension, other galaxies), is a supermassive black hole. Perhaps Lovecraft was on to something...

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* HilariousInHindsight: HilariousInHindsight:
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Lovecraft described Azathoth as a monstrous indescribable thing which resides in the center of the universe, often described as "gnawing" and "chaotic". Scientists now believe that the center of our galaxy (and, by extension, other galaxies), is a supermassive black hole. Perhaps Lovecraft was on to something...something...
** In the 1931 short story ''The Lair of the Star Spawn'' by Creator/AugustDerleth and Mark Schorer, the characters manage to stop the [[EldritchAbomination Great Old Ones]] Lloigor and Zhar with the aid of the the Star Warriors from Orion, described as monstrous-size glowing beings that "shot great beams of annihilation and death".\\
In 1966, Creator/TsuburayaProductions created ''Franchise/UltraSeries'', a {{toku}} series about heroic aliens, also known as giants of light, with many abilities, including shooting powerful beams from their arms. And by sheer coincidence, their homeworld is located in [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messier_78 nebula M78]] in the Orion Constellation.
18th Jan '17 7:41:42 AM Morgenthaler
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** Cthulhu has so little role in Lovecraft's work, yet is the most famous now.

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** Cthulhu has so little role in Lovecraft's work, yet is the most famous now. The fact that he lent his name to the franchise should be evidence enough.



** Nyarly is this for being one of the only truly evil beings in the Mythos.

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** Nyarly is this for being one of the only truly evil beings in the Mythos. And well, being one of the few who is more a character than a force of nature.
18th Jan '17 7:36:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Cthulhu has so little role in Lovecraft's work, yet is the most famous now.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: EnsembleDarkhorse:
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Cthulhu has so little role in Lovecraft's work, yet is the most famous now.
18th Jan '17 7:30:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* CompleteMonster: [[JerkassGods Nyarlathotep]] differs from most of Creator/HPLovecraft's gods. While Lovecraft describes other Outer Gods and Great Old Ones as [[BlueAndOrangeMorality mindless or unfathomable]], Nyarlathotep is a {{sadist}} who is fully aware of humanity's existence, and enjoys exercising his power over them. He kills or drives people to madness while disguised as the Haunter in the Dark, drives entire societies to ruin in the form of the Black Man or the Black Pharoah, and generally treats all life as part of some giant cat-and-mouse game.

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* CompleteMonster: [[JerkassGods Nyarlathotep]] differs from most of Creator/HPLovecraft's gods. While Lovecraft describes other Outer Gods and Great Old Ones as [[BlueAndOrangeMorality mindless or unfathomable]], Nyarlathotep is a {{sadist}} who is fully aware of humanity's existence, and enjoys exercising his power over them. He kills or drives people to madness while disguised as the Haunter in the Dark, drives entire societies to ruin in the form of the [[DarkIsEvil Black Man Man]] or the [[NephariousPharaoh Black Pharoah, Pharoah]], and generally treats all life as part of some giant cat-and-mouse game.
24th Nov '16 3:01:15 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* CompleteMonster: [[JerkassGods Nyarlathotep]] differs from most of Creator/HPLovecraft's gods. While Lovecraft describes other Outer Gods and Great Old Ones as [[BlueAndOrangeMorality mindless or unfathomable]], Nyarlathotep is a sadist who is fully aware of humanity's existence, and enjoys exercising his power over them. He kills or drives people to madness while disguised as the Haunter in the Dark, drives entire societies to ruin in the form of the Black Man or the Black Pharoah, and generally treats all life as part of some giant cat-and-mouse game.

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* CompleteMonster: [[JerkassGods Nyarlathotep]] differs from most of Creator/HPLovecraft's gods. While Lovecraft describes other Outer Gods and Great Old Ones as [[BlueAndOrangeMorality mindless or unfathomable]], Nyarlathotep is a sadist {{sadist}} who is fully aware of humanity's existence, and enjoys exercising his power over them. He kills or drives people to madness while disguised as the Haunter in the Dark, drives entire societies to ruin in the form of the Black Man or the Black Pharoah, and generally treats all life as part of some giant cat-and-mouse game.
31st Oct '16 5:12:29 PM superboy313
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* EnsembleDarkHorse: Cthulhu has so little role in Lovecraft's work, yet is the most famous now.

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* EnsembleDarkHorse: EnsembleDarkhorse: Cthulhu has so little role in Lovecraft's work, yet is the most famous now.
29th Oct '16 6:10:42 AM DeadlyAssassin
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