So what Trope Decay
targets do you find it most unpleasant to watch decay?
I love the Eldritch Abomination
. I think that they're the scariest and most epic (in the true sense of the word "epic") concept for a fantastic antagonist, especially in a cynical work. However, it seems to be decaying into "big squid monster" because of people pastiching Lovecraft and particularly because of Lovecraft Lite
. I understand people criticizing "Hey, big squid monsters aren't that scary", but they often sum this up as "Eldritch Abominations are lame", when in reality the only Eldritch Abominations that are big squid monsters are the ones created by obnoxious writers with no imagination whatsoever.
At first I didn't realize I needed all this stuff...