'''Basic Trope''': A godlike EldritchAbomination is beaten by comparatively-lowly beings.
* '''Straight''': Bob, your typical somewhat-empowered hero, manages to defeat Cthulhu.
* '''Exaggerated''':
** Bob, a weak {{Muggle}}, defeats Cthulhu by [[FingerpokeOfDoom poking it in the side]].
** Bob defeats ''[[TheOmnipotent God.]]''
** Bob ''kills'' '''Azathoth'''.
** In-Universe: Bob, a weak {{Muggle}}, defeats AuthorAvatar in a way [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou it kills the author beyond the fourth wall]].
* '''Downplayed''':
** Bob deals just enough damage to Cthulhu to send it back to R'lyeh... for now.
** Bob [[PyrrhicVictory expends all of his resources]] to ''barely'' win.
* '''Justified''':
** Bob was blessed by other divine beings with the power necessary to defeat Cthulhu.
** Alternately, [[HumanoidAbomination Bob was an Eldritch Abomination himself.]]
** Bob claims that: [[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer "Anything can be defeated if you hit it hard enough."]]
** Cthulhu is weaker than Bob.
** Bob is CrazyPrepared enough to exploit any weakness and shortcoming, and/or has Cthulhu's weakness.
** Because MugglesDoItBetter, Cthulhu is killed with ordinary but powerful human weapons.
** In General. If it Bleeds. You can kill it, and Cthulhu bleeds alright.
* '''Inverted''':
** [[DownerEnding Cthulhu defeats Bob.]]
** Bob is Cthulhu, and gets defeated by a lowly peon.
* '''Subverted''':
** Bob thinks he's defeated Cthulhu... nope, it's back, and stronger than before, too.
** Bob launches everything he has at Cthulhu [[WorfBarrage but doesn't make a dent]].
** BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu
** It turns out Bob is an even more powerful EldritchAbomination who can take {{human|oid abomination}} form.
* '''Double Subverted''':
** Bob defeats Cthulhu again, this time for good.
** Bob hits Cthulhu again ''harder'' and defeats him.
* '''Parodied''':
** Bob's job is officially "Destroyer of God-Like Eldritch Abominations".
** Bob is an exterminator and takes out Cthulhu with a 'roach bomb.
** Bob ''literally'' punched out Cthulhu in a boxing match.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Bob faces a long sequence of forms of Cthulhu.
* '''Averted''': Cthulhu really is invulnerable so Bob never tries.
* '''Enforced''': "We should inspire our readers/viewers to do great things... how about the main character is able to defeat a god?"
* '''Lampshaded''':
** "Oh, are you some kind of super-{{Badass}} that can even defeat gods?" [[PreAssKickingOneLiner "Allow me to demonstrate."]]
** [[BadassBoast "In strange aeons, even Death may die...but once he's dead, your destruction isn't so hard to wrap my head around!"]]
* '''Invoked''': Upon hearing that Cthulhu is unbeatable, Bob says "ScrewDestiny!" and makes it his mission to defeat it.
* '''Exploited''': ???
* '''Defied''':
** Cthulhu makes it so Bob never gets the strength to defeat him.
** "Cthulhu? He's invincible! No way am I gonna try and face ''that'' thing!"
* '''Discussed''': "We're just ordinary human beings. Do you think we have a chance against Cthulhu?" "Don't know until we've tried!"
* '''Conversed''': "I'm so going to end up going against Cthulhu at the end of this game, aren't I?"
* '''Deconstructed''':
** Bob's victory over Cthulhu gives him a [[AGodAmI God complex]].
** Alternately, Bob [[BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu broke his arm punching out Cthulhu]].
** Cthulhu is the weakest among the EldritchAbomination pantheon. With him defeated, the whole group change their opinion about humanity from "insignificant" to "must eliminate threat".
* '''Reconstructed''':
** The world still turns out to be a much nicer place without Cthulhu haunting it all the time.
** [[LovecraftLite Bob just punches out every deity that appears after Cthulhu]].
** Cthulhu is the weakest among the EldritchAbomination pantheon. With him defeated, the whole group decide their safest option is to leave humanity alone.
In strange aeons even Death may die, but the DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu page endures!
%% Optional items, added after Conversed, at your discretion:
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