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- If you understand a creature's composition but don't know the creature's motives, that doesn't make it an Eldritch Abomination; that just makes it enigmatic. Sovereign from the first Mass Effect is not an Eldritch Abomination even if you discount the sequels, because it is just a highly advanced space ship that even runs on most of the same tech that the other ones do; yeah, it's motives are unknowable, but not its composition. Same with the creature from The Thing, since Blair is able to view its dna and it clearly is just an icky, shape-shifting alien.
- Tropes Are Not Good. I know this has already been stated, but it bears repeating. The Thing is a better work than most of those with examples on the Eldritch Abomination list will ever be, but it's titular monster is nothing like the trope. Your work is not better if the icky thing is an Eldritch Abomination, just like it's not worse.
- Being incomprehensible doesn't mean being immortal. Sovereign dying does not stop it from being an Eldritch Abomination; the fact that it's just a big spaceship makes it not an Eldritch Abomination.
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