I'm reluctant to delete a lot of examples, just because the elaboration is interesting, but I think most of them are wrong
by simple English. Eldritch means weird, hard to describe or understand, abomination means hated or worthy of hatred.
D-Reaper of Digimon? Abomination? Yes, it is. Eldritch? No it isn't, we know everything about its origin and how it works. It might not make complete sense in real world physics but not any less than the titular monsters or anything else in the franchise. The various devas, gods and nagas of Hinduism, eldritch? Yes, nothing about them makes sense except that they have to send avatars down to Earth because it can't contain their true forms. Abomination? No, they love you, preserve your world from decay and protect you from demons.
Mantorok from Eternal Darkness is a better example. He tries to be nice but he's only
desirable as a deterrent to other abominations. He corrodes existence just by existing and contact with his essence corrupts life beyond recognition, abomination he is. His powers make little sense and trying to read the book he provided for understanding causes sanity loss. It fits Eldritch and that the book is made of Human Resources
makes him even more abominable. His creations keep popping up throughout the game to finish what little sanity reading the book left or just try to eat you and this apparently is also his idea of legit help. It just cements it all.
But I think tackling examples will be easier if we ax these redirects. Cosmic Horror
is a genre. No, we are not the first to use it that way
but that doesn't make it any less incorrect. Just because a big ugly monster features in a Cosmic Horror Story
does not mean it is an Eldrtich Abomination. The D-Reaper for example. The X and Ing from Metroid get pot holed as this trope often when they aren't anymore than Star Fish Aliens
. Horrifying aliens, but too well understood by both viewers and characters in story to be truly eldritch. The Alien
series is pretty much a cosmic horror series but the aliens themselves are not Eldritch Abominations.
Great Old One
and Old One
have too much overlap with Elder Gods
and Time Abyss
, which can be examples of this trope but again, not every elder god or time abyss is an eldritch abomination. Eldritch Horror
I might keep but I could see it go too. Eldritch Abomination is not exclusive to the horror genre, far from it. Trope Codifier
Lovecraft HP considered the Kull and Conan stories good enough for his mythos and indeed they do feature vaguely comprehensible monsters out to cause suffering for vague reasons but they are rarely ever played for horror rather than just another thing that happens to be.
So maybe you're Gnostic-Nay-Theist
or whatever and hate God, or at least think that half the Bible is about the evil "demiurge". Fine, then God/Demiurge would be an Eldritch Abomination in the purest since but the large majority of the Old Testament are still not horror stories. So that's my argument for axing these redirects. They are incorrect and only confuse people's understanding of the trope.