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Adorable Abomination
Lovecraft has never been so adorable.

Let's face it. We all love Cute things. Some like Cute for Nostalgia. Some like cute for... Perverted reasons. There are even people who think ugly things are cute! But sometimes Cute overlaps with Terror. Bonus Points if it's something from an animated work. Can overlap with Killer Rabbit.

Compare Grotesque Cute, Lovecraft Lite.

Compare/Contrast Eldritch Abomination.

Not to be confused with Cute Is Evil, but it can overlap.


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    Live-Action TV 
  • The Cybermat from Doctor Who. It's a little silver thing that scoots around the floor. And then you see the razor-sharp teeth.
  • Gachnar the Fear Demon from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
    Giles: *puts open tome on the table* I should have translated the text under his picture.
    Buffy: What does it say?
    Giles: "Actual size."

    Tabletop Games 
  • Pokethulhu and Mortasheen display two very different ways to apply this to the Mons genre. The former is full of cute, adorable creatures that love to eat souls, while the latter is full of frightening, hideous monsters that become friendly and loyal when tamed.

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    Web Original 
  • Whateley Universe example: Josie Gilman's cute little black kittycat. It loves to be hugged, it loves to be fed, it... oh my god it's an Eldritch Abomination with a huge gaping maw!!!
    • The cuddly stuffed cabbit Generator made for Tennyo. Especially when the claws and fangs pop out.
  • Khoshekh the "cat" from Welcome to Night Vale. At first glance, just the adorable half. But at one point, Cecil plays a recording of Khoshekh's meow, which is a terrible screech. Later, he reminds the people who adopted Khoshekh's offspring to look out for their pets' poisonous spine ridges and venomous fangs, and ends the segment by cooing, "Whoís my adorable little kitten with your adorable tendril hub? Itís you! Itís you!"

    Western Animation 
  • The Stitchpunks from 9.
  • This is what the people in charge of Heloise's personality in Jimmy Two-Shoes seem to want to portrayed as. It doesn't work
  • Played with in Monsters, Inc., in which the 'abomination' actually is nothing more than an adorable little two-year-old girl, but the monster society is terrified of human children so views her as an abomination because she's a little two-year-old girl.
  • Bravest Warriors: Catbug. YES, THE BLUE CAT WITH LADYBUG WINGS. Catbug metamorphasized from a yellow, six-eyed baby insectoid with misplaced organs into a walking talking sentient catbug. With the help of a pulsating cocoon that has a suspiciously clean doorway. Ten years ago. Theoretically, Catbug is related to the Aeon Worm (they're both sentient bugs first found by the CB from the same garden, both involve a cocoon stage that has pulsating bubbles, and both live in the see-through zone and the BW world) but is aligned with the Bravest Warriors.

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