YMMV / Titus Crow

  • Alternative Character Interpretation: With the ending of Elysia where the Cthulhu Cycle gods are rendered amnesiac and trapped by the Elder Gods at the beginning of time, some wonder if they're actually the Elder Gods themselves.
  • Broken Base: The entire series is both loved and loathed by fans of the Cthulhu mythos. This is due to the fact the Cthulhu Mythos deities are shown to be Always Chaotic Evil rather than Blue and Orange Morality, have the protagonists able to regularly Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?, and also introduce a bunch of Good Counterpart Elder Gods. For those who prefer the Mythos as Cosmic Horror Story tales, this can be disconcerting. Others, however, enjoy them as fun Pulpy adventure tales.
  • Foe Yay: Titus Crow and Henri have a much deeper relationship with each other than they do with their respective love interests.
  • 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. Albeit, this clashes with the Early Installment Weirdness of the Chthonians being Always Chaotic Evil from birth.