YMMV: Titus Crow
- Base Breaker: The entire series is both loved and loathed by fans of the Cthulhu mythos.
- Gary Stu: Titus himself. In The Transition of Titus Crow he finds out he basically has a TARDIS, travels to fascinating places, finds out Tianna (who seems to be this universe's equivalent of Dante's Beatrice) is in love with him, gets nearly killed but put into a new, better, younger body for his troubles, becomes a Dragon Rider, and finally meets Cthulhu's Good Counterpart who tells him what a good job he's done. And when he disappears to a better dimension in the end, the narrator suggests his colleagues' resentment is just a form of More Than Mind Control by Cthulhu and the baddies!
- More on that part, in the short story "Name and Number", we find the following passage: "Now, Crow had been my friend ever since my father sent me out of Americe as a child in the late '30s, and no man knew him better than I; and yet his personality was such that whenever I met him—however short the intervening time—I would always be impressed anew by his stature, his leonine good looks, and the sheer weight of intellect which seemed invariably to shine out from behind those searching, dark eyes."
- Negated Moment of Awesome: In one of the Titus Crow books, the characters visit a nightmare factory in the Dreamlands run by the Great Old Ones where the collective fears of humanity are collected and then physically manifested. The reader expects some truly horrific imagery, instead we are treated to the heroes being threatened with some distorted versions of werewolves and vampires. Apparently a Monster Mash of stock vampires and werewolves was the most horrible thing mankind's collective unconscious could produce.
- Values Resonance: Brian Lumley goes out of his way to invert Lovecraft's themes. Intermixing with ancient gods and monsters is a GOOD thing.