History YMMV / CthulhuMythos

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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23rd Oct '16 5:27:46 AM erforce
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* FandomBerserkButton: In an odd inversion of this, "misspelling" a Great Old One's name in a fan work is actually a handy way of [[ShownTheirWork showing off your knowledge of the Mythos]], since it complies with Lovecraft's reminder that there is no definitive way of spelling the Old Ones' unpronounceable names in any human language. Creator/AlanMoore[='=]s ''TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'', for example, frequently references the Mythos, but it always spells the eponymous character's name as "Ktulu".

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* FandomBerserkButton: In an odd inversion of this, "misspelling" a Great Old One's name in a fan work is actually a handy way of [[ShownTheirWork showing off your knowledge of the Mythos]], since it complies with Lovecraft's reminder that there is no definitive way of spelling the Old Ones' unpronounceable names in any human language. Creator/AlanMoore[='=]s ''TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'', ''Comicbook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'', for example, frequently references the Mythos, but it always spells the eponymous character's name as "Ktulu".
1st Sep '16 7:40:10 AM SorPepita
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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....
* InferredHolocaust: The bodies most commonly associated with the Yithians? Those belonged to beings ''native to Earth'' before the Yithians used their mind-swapping powers to leave their own dying world for ours....

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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....
something...
* InferredHolocaust: The bodies most commonly associated with the Yithians? Those belonged to beings ''native to Earth'' before the Yithians used their mind-swapping powers to leave their own dying world for ours....ours...
24th Aug '16 11:13:16 AM Eon-the-Dragon
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* BrokenBase: Almost all of the works in the Cthulhu Mythos that weren't originally written by Creator/HPLovecraft count for this.
24th Jul '16 12:07:05 PM Crinias
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* [[Fanon]]: A lot of the "mythos" could be considered this, since so much was built up by later authors, rather than Lovecraft and his contemporaries. Of particular note is the belief that "Dagon" is a Lovecraftian God and a servant of Cthulhu. Pretty much any reference Lovecraft makes to "Dagon" in his own stories could be read as in-universe mythological allusions, out-of-universe mythological allusions, or a code name used by Cthulhu worshippers to avoid attracting attention.

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* [[Fanon]]: {{Fanon}}: A lot of the "mythos" could be considered this, since so much was built up by later authors, rather than Lovecraft and his contemporaries. Of particular note is the belief that "Dagon" is a Lovecraftian God and a servant of Cthulhu. Pretty much any reference Lovecraft makes to "Dagon" in his own stories could be read as in-universe mythological allusions, out-of-universe mythological allusions, or a code name used by Cthulhu worshippers to avoid attracting attention.
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