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[[caption-width-right:250:[[ManipulativeBastard Nyarly]] and [[FatBastard Cthulhoo.]]]]

''[[http://www.goominet.com/unspeakable-vault/ The Unspeakable Vault (of Doom)]]'' is a webcomic featuring some of the more famous entities from the Franchise/CthulhuMythos, depicted in a humorous manner.
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!!''The Unspeakable Vault (of Doom)'' provides examples of the following tropes:

* {{Adorable Abomination}}s: Due to the art style.
* AffectionateParody
* BerserkButton: Don't mention to Yogzotot that he looks like soap bubbles.
* BlackComedy: Oh yes.
* [[BunnyEarsLawyer Bunny Ears Elder God]]: All the characters have their own problems... Cthulhoo eats humans, the Shoggies have little intelligence, 'Zatoth is just as stupid, Yogzozot has a bad temper, and Dagoon bashes stuff with a stone pillar, to name a few.
* CatchPhrase: "Fhtagn!" for Cthulhoo, "soooo cooooooool" for the Shoggies. "Yum, yum", usually by the big C.
* [[ConspicuousTrenchcoat Conspicuous Robe]]: Hast-[[TheScottishTrope erm, I mean "The Unspeakable One"]] always wears a gold king mask and robe, looking like Advertising/TheBurgerKing with tentacles. Amusingly enough, he [[http://www.goominet.com/unspeakable-vault/vault/230/ becomes the mascot for a fast-food chain.]]
* TheDitz: The shoggies.
* DoomyDoomsOfDoom
* {{Engrish}}: The author is French, and occasionally makes some very odd grammatical errors. The worst of these are usually corrected.
* EvilIsNotAToy: As usual, invoking Cthulhoo is an incredibly bad idea. Of course, invoking the other gods can be just as bad, and summoning them all... [[http://www.goominet.com/unspeakable-vault/vault/350/ well...]]
* TheFaceless: Hast...
* FacelessMasses: The cartoonist doesn't draw facial features on his human characters.
* FreudWasRight:[[invoked]] [[http://www.goominet.com/unspeakable-vault/vault/311/ Played with.]]
* TheFundamentalist: [[http://www.goominet.com/unspeakable-vault/vault/316/ Runs into some trouble]].
* GrotesqueCute: This is still the Franchise/CthulhuMythos, and the gore factor actually goes ''up'' compared to Lovecraft's stories (since here you're more likely to see someone dismembered than be told they [[NothingIsScarier suffered unspeakable horrors]]).
* HonestJohnsDealership: Nyarly loves selling miscellaneous GOO items like sacrificial knives, cultist robes, GOO-customized cameras, etc.
* ImAHumanitarian: Cthulhoo's most defining trait. In fact, the whole point of his invocation phrase is to let him know where to find lunch.
* WebOriginal/LOLCats: [[http://www.goominet.com/unspeakable-vault/vault/222/ of Ulthar]].
* LovecraftLite: FridgeBrilliance style. The element of CosmicHorrorStory remain unchanged. Cultists still kill people for sacrification, reading text from TomeOfEldritchLore... uh, [=RPGs=] sourcebook is enough to get you devoured and mythos beings are still extremely dangerous. However, they are bunch of goofs and humans can be awfully ''annoying'' to them.
* MotherOfAThousandYoung: Shubby, obviously. Here, it's PlayedForLaughs.
* MuggingTheMonster: [[http://www.goominet.com/unspeakable-vault/vault/4/Cultists/ Heh heh heh]]
* MundaneUtility: A cultist once summoned Yogzotot to ask the time. Needless to say, it doesn't end well...
* NightmareRetardant: [[http://www.goominet.com/unspeakable-vault/vault/209/ Discussed In-Universe]].
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: The Shoggies can actually do quite a bit of damage, as indicated in [[http://www.goominet.com/unspeakable-vault/vault/332/ this sequence]].
* OldShame: An InUniverse example: [[http://www.goominet.com/unspeakable-vault/vault/330/ Cthulhoo's childhood sculpture]].
* RockMeAsmodeus: [[http://www.goominet.com/unspeakable-vault/vault/319/ The Gods (and Sauron) made Heavy Metal and saw that it was good.]]
* RunningGag: Lots of them. Cthulhoo's gluttony, the Shoggies' stupidity, cultists getting eaten, etc. Not to mention people summoning Cthulhoo by accident every couple of strips.
* ScullySyndrome: A frequent reaction of Cthulhoo's victims, shortly before they get eaten. Justified in one case with an outright ShoutOut: "[[AwfulTruth I DON'T want to believe]]!"
* ShoutOut: Several of them, notably to ''Literature/{{Discworld}}''.
** [[http://www.goominet.com/unspeakable-vault/vault/233/ Case in point.]]
** [[http://www.goominet.com/unspeakable-vault/vault/315/ Looks like no more root beer floats.]]
** Cthulhoo [[Series/CSIMiami ate]] [[http://www.goominet.com/unspeakable-vault/vault/317/ Horatio Caine! :D]]
* SpellMyNameWithAnS
** The names used for a lot of the Mythos characters are spellings Lovecraft never used; this is to avoid the ongoing copyright controversy involving his work.
** If one broadens the trope to any spelling troubles (not strictly character-wise), the completely unspeakable R'lyeh-ish gives rise to many in-universe jokes: "And it's ''fhtagn'', not ''fthagn''! (yum yum)"
* SufficientlyAdvancedAlien: One of the justifications Cthulhoo uses for eating his own followers -- he's more like a wild animal than a god anyways.
* TeamPet: Tindaloo
* TentacleRope: played ''deadly'' straight by Cthulhoo, much to the annoyance of Nyarly, who clearly prefers, eh, a certain related red-linked trope.
* TongueOnTheFlagpole: Apparently, a pile of shoggoth(s?) grew some tongues for the specific purpose of sticking them onto a glacier when teleported to the Antarctic by the Elder Things in [[http://www.goominet.com/unspeakable-vault/vault/339/ this]] comic.
* TooDumbToLive: The cultists. All of them. Literally.
* TotalPartyKill: [[http://www.goominet.com/unspeakable-vault/vault/93/ Thanks to one idiot]].
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Played with with the Deepoines.
* {{Zalgo}}: Apparently [[http://www.goominet.com/unspeakable-vault/vault/325/ too young and too nerdy]] to be accepted by the Great Old Ones.
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