Quotes / Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?

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    Anime and Manga 

Father: How can this be? After I've absorbed God? How can this mere human, this alchemist, with his bare hands...!
Ed: (punches him out) Get up, you novice! I'm about to show you how outclassed you are! This fight you lose!

    Fan Fiction 

Mecha-Cthulhu may be out there, and he may want to eat your face, but if you have a big enough gun, you can kick his eldritch, multidimensional ass.
Word of God's summation of No Gods, Only Guns

As any science fiction movie will tell you, there are Some Things That Man Is Not Meant To Know. This weapon will help you kill those things.
Plan 7 of 9 from Outer Space

    Films — Animated 

Monkey: Then imagine how it'll feel when you lose.

    Film - Live-Action 

Loki: ENOUGH! You are, all of you, beneath me! I am a GOD, you dull creature! And I will NOT be bullied by-
The Incredible Hulk: Puny god...

[Beverly] wasn't afraid. And we aren't either. Not anymore. Now you're the one who's afraid...because you're gonna starve.
Bill to Pennywise, It (2017)


Call me... the Guarding Dark. Imagine how powerful I must be. And now, get out of town.

No matter how subtle the Jenoine, a knife between the shoulder blades will seriously cramp its style.
Vladimir Taltos, Issola

Don't worry about the eldritch horror, we've got a plan for this contingency — as soon as we've evac'd we'll just pop a brace of Storm Shadows on his ass and send him right back down where he came from.
Captain Alan Barnes, The Jennifer Morgue

Tanith Low: I mean, we've just killed a god. Where do you go from killing a god?
Valkyrie: Kill two?
Skulduggery Pleasant (They go on to kill three.)

To a Many-Angled One, we impoverished entities who are stranded in three-plus-one dimensions are fairly harmless; nevertheless, even the inhabitants of Flatland can inflict a nasty paper cut upon the unwary on occasion.

I have already killed one god today. If I had known today was a day for killing gods, I would have paced myself.
Iron Bars, Midnight Tides

Personally, I've always liked tackling legends. It's so much fun to let the air out of them.
Watchman, one of the very badass stormtroopers of the Empire of the Hand

    Live-Action TV 

Q: You hit me! Picard never hit me!
Sisko: I'm not Picard.


Oderus: The root of all evil and hatred and shame.../ So many victims, so many names / But... they are all the same / Ereshkigal? Charun? Helel ben Shara? Lucifer? Satan? We would know who you are!
The Devil: Welcome GWAR to my domain / It's nice to be called on by so many names / Now what's this I hear about you kicking my ass?
GWAR, "The One Who Will Not Be Named"


The Child: You slapped me! For that I should make your hand drop off.
Childeric: Do you promise to be a good boy? Well, do you?
The Child: (sulkily) ...Maybe.

    Tabletop Games 

    Video Games 

Chakravartin: You have exceeded my expectations. I praise you. You are indeed the one to inherit this world. Gaea must be led by one of its own. Now that you have become a perfect being, I may now leave this world, and save other worlds in need of my guidance. Come, and join your daughter [...] (extends hand) I am counting on you.
Asura: (extends arm and PUNCHES Chakravartin) I refuse!

Crowning our glory by defeating a god... Now that is true art.
Yusuke, Persona 5

God of discord, 'tis judgment that is upon you!
Gabranth to Feral Chaos, Dissidia: Final Fantasy Duodecim

Ivo Shandor: I am a god!
Egon Spengler: We eat gods for breakfast.

Zeus: The Sisters [of Fate] have aided you?!
Kratos: The Sisters are dead.

Well, would you look at that? Even the Devil bleeds.
Tychus Findley after killing Diablo, Heroes of the Storm

You're not even really alive. You're just a machine... and machines can be broken!
Commander Shepard, Mass Effect

Sovereign - "the vanguard of our destruction". How's that working out for ya, big guy?
Shepard to a piece of Reaper debris, Mass Effect 3: Leviathan

Tycho: Let me put it this way: how would you like to punch a God?
Gabe: ...yes.
Tycho: Good man.

Iris: To think I'd lose to a single mage fighting by herself...
Spiritia: Iris, you're wrong. I won because everyone was cheering me on. No one is ever truly alone. It's because you couldn't believe in others... because you couldn't love your fellow man... That's why you lost.

...Is that all? My blade is telling me to spill your blood, and I am inclined to obey. I don't care if you're a God, a human, or even an insect; I will rip you apart just the same.
Grolla, RosenkreuzStilette

Alduin's wings, they did darken the sky
His roar fury's fire, his scales sharpened scythes
Men ran and they cowered, and they fought and they died
They burned and they bled as they issued their cries

We need saviors to free us from Alduin's rage
Heroes on the field for this new war to wage
For if Alduin wins, man is gone from this world
Lost in the shadows of the black wings unfurled

Then came the Tongues on that terrible day
Steadfast as winter they entered the fray
And all heard the music of Alduin's Doom
The sweet song of Skyrim, sky-shattering Thu'um

And so the Tongues freed us from Alduin's rage
Gave the gift of the Voice, ushered in a new age
And if Alduin's eternal, then eternity's done
For his story is over and the dragons are gone
The Tale of the Tongues, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

But in the end, that god was killed by a single person. My father, Harry Mason. I guess it wasn't much of a god if it could be killed by a human being.
Heather Mason, Silent Hill 3

These nightmarish creatures can be felled! They can be beaten!
The Narrator, Darkest Dungeon

I believe the three Axis Minds found in proximity to the abomination were Vex machines built to serve as vessels for this power: a way to extend its reach across space and time, binding it to the Vex, and the Vex to it. If they had succeeded, I cannot begin to guess what horrors they would have unleashed.
"The little girl walked into a dark, dark cave. The little girl met a dark, dark Beast. The little girl ate its dark, dark heart."
Lady Dialla, Path of Exile note 


I'm proud that I wrote a comic where a Lovecraftian horror is stopped in its tendrilly tracks by a stuffed animal.

Steve: Ph-nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn!
Terry: Steve! No!
Cthulhu: Who dares summon mighty Cthulhu?
Steve: G'day Cthulhu. Up for a wrestle?
Cthulhu: Oh Crikey. You again?

    Web Original 

See, cuz right now this is the part in any RPG ever where you have to kill God. It's pretty rad. I love killing God, I do it every day. You know, some people have breakfast, I kill God, with my super-giant house-sized sword, you know, it has 3 mortages in it, 2 families can live in it, but instead I use it as a weapon; it's pretty rad.

Oooooh! I just kicked Q in the joy department! That can't be smart!... Let's do it again!

The Profound Darkness: Hello, my name is the Profound Darkness, and I got beaten to death by a teenage kid and his motley crew of heroes and misfits.
So I brought in Death, and Death went around killing things, and then I brought in God, and Death killed God, and then I had to kill him...
— A YouTube video, discussing Scribblenauts

Damn son, you didn't just stare into the abyss, you leered at it through a cold steel mask with the diseased eyes of a man with nothing left to lose, and cleaved it in twain with one empowered swing of a mortal blade.
Youtube comment on this video regarding the final boss of Darkest Dungeon

Alex: We have taken out mismatched freaks of nature created by ancient serpents, mad scientists with powerfull monsters under their command, and demons who can take over the planet! You don't think we can kill some fire-breathing beast?!

    Western Animation 

Wonder Woman: There has to be another way...
Hawkgirl: There is. We go to Icthulthu's world and kick his slimy a-
Grundy: Birdnose is right!
Justice League, "The Terror Beyond"