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* AsLongAsThereIsEvil: [[spoiler: [=CptnSnshn=] and the Lonely can be temporarily beaten, but not truly defeated, because in the end there will always be lonely people. Someday, when humanity is nothing but a distant memory of space-time, there will be lonely cockroaches. And there too will be CptnSnshn.]]

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* AsLongAsThereIsEvil: [[spoiler: [=CptnSnshn=] and the Lonely can be temporarily beaten, but not truly defeated, because in the end there will always be lonely people. Someday, when humanity is nothing but a distant memory of space-time, there will be lonely cockroaches. And there too will be CptnSnshn.[=CptnSnshn=].]]


* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: ''Through A Glass Darkly'' features a machine that can allow a person to do this.
** The spell [[spoiler:Consciousness Expansion]].

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* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: ''Through A Glass Darkly'' features a machine that can allow a person to do this.
** The spell [[spoiler:Consciousness Expansion]].



* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: ''Through A Glass Darkly'' features a machine that can allow a person to do this.
** The spell [[spoiler:Consciousness Expansion]].
* AsLongAsThereIsEvil: [[spoiler: [=CptnSnshn=] and the Lonely can be temporarily beaten, but not truly defeated, because in the end there will always be lonely people. Someday, when humanity is nothing but a distant memory of space-time, there will be lonely cockroaches. And there too will be CptnSnshn.]]



* DyingTown: The congreations of the Sowers estabilish themselves in dying towns in the rust belt, creating self-sustaining agricultural communities. Their central church is located in infamous dying town [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary,_Indiana Gary, Indiana]].



** [[spoiler: There will always be a [=CptnSnshn=], if the current is killed, the newest to be induced into the Lonely suddenly starts acting as if they always were [=CptnSnshn=], and within a few days they absorb and learn all the knowledge previous [=CptnSnshn=] and the cycle will begin anew. The Lonely, and [=CptnSnshn=], can't be beaten.]]

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** [[spoiler: There will always be a [=CptnSnshn=], if the current is killed, the newest to be induced into the Lonely suddenly starts acting as if they always were [=CptnSnshn=], and within a few days they absorb and learn all the knowledge previous [=CptnSnshn=] and the cycle will begin anew. While the connection with Carcosa can be temporaily severed, it's only temporary, as ''lonely people will always exist''. The Lonely, and [=CptnSnshn=], can't be beaten.]]


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* LovecraftLite: Considering the [=PCs=] are law enforcement, special forces or intelligence agents, and Delta Green is a secret organization dedicated to fighting the forces of the Cthulhu Mythos, you might be mistaken to think this is the case. But it's brutally [[SubvertedTrope subverted]], your big guns might win some battles against some small fish, but everyone is powerless to stop all the influence from the Great Old Ones, and in the end, they can't and won't be beaten.


* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: Part 4 of the Future Perfect scenario can lead into DG agents working to ensure that Hunt (now possessed by the Serpent Man) is wiped out to ensure that their presence in the future is no longer a worldwide threat. This, however, requires them to work with a Yithian whose willing to help them out and get them back to the current timeline.

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* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: Part 4 of the Future Perfect scenario can lead into DG agents working to ensure that Hunt (now possessed by the Serpent Man) is wiped out to ensure that their presence in the future is no longer a worldwide threat. This, however, requires them to work with a Yithian whose who's willing to help them out and get them back to the current timeline.


** The Prana Sodality owns an old ICBM silo [[spoiler:(used before in MAJESTIC's Project FORSAL)]] where they have build their "Polarity Vortex", a massive eletromagentic energy resonator used in alternative medicine therapy, the the Sodalitys' clients supposedly removing their "bad energy" and replacing with "good energy". [[spoiler:The polarity vortex is in the confluence of a Lloigor energy vortex, and the Polarity Vortex only makes this Lloigor energy concetrated.]]

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** The Prana Sodality owns an old ICBM silo [[spoiler:(used before in MAJESTIC's Project FORSAL)]] where they have build built their "Polarity Vortex", Vortex": a massive eletromagentic eletromagnetic energy resonator used in an alternative medicine therapy, the therapy by the Sodalitys' clients clients, supposedly removing their "bad energy" and replacing with "good energy". [[spoiler:The polarity vortex is in the confluence of a Lloigor energy vortex, and the Polarity Vortex Vortex's structure and machinery only makes this Lloigor energy more concetrated.]]

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** The Prana Sodality owns an old ICBM silo [[spoiler:(used before in MAJESTIC's Project FORSAL)]] where they have build their "Polarity Vortex", a massive eletromagentic energy resonator used in alternative medicine therapy, the the Sodalitys' clients supposedly removing their "bad energy" and replacing with "good energy". [[spoiler:The polarity vortex is in the confluence of a Lloigor energy vortex, and the Polarity Vortex only makes this Lloigor energy concetrated.]]


** During the first outbreak of ''The King in Yellow'' in 1895, more than two hundred people connected to the play were murdered, committed suicide or vanished, including two members of the French government. Due to these two deaths, the play was given particular scrutiny by the Deuxième Bureau, who directed a crackdown that burned copies of the
book, arrested those disseminating it, and erased records of its strangeness from police files. In 1955, Delta Green established the STATIC protocol, which mandates the immediate destruction of any works referencing the Yellow Sign, ''Le Roi en jaune'', ''The King in Yellow'', Hali, Hastur, Carcosa, Yhtill, Cassilda and Camilla.

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** During the first outbreak of ''The King in Yellow'' in 1895, more than two hundred people connected to the play were murdered, committed suicide or vanished, including two members of the French government. Due to these two deaths, the play was given particular scrutiny by the Deuxième Bureau, who directed a crackdown that burned copies of the
the book, arrested those disseminating it, and erased records of its strangeness from police files. In 1955, Delta Green established the STATIC protocol, which mandates the immediate destruction of any works referencing the Yellow Sign, ''Le Roi en jaune'', ''The King in Yellow'', Hali, Hastur, Carcosa, Yhtill, Cassilda and Camilla.


book, arrested those disseminating it, and erased records of its strangeness from police files.

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book, arrested those disseminating it, and erased records of its strangeness from police files. In 1955, Delta Green established the STATIC protocol, which mandates the immediate destruction of any works referencing the Yellow Sign, ''Le Roi en jaune'', ''The King in Yellow'', Hali, Hastur, Carcosa, Yhtill, Cassilda and Camilla.



* CanonWelding: Between Creator/RobertWChambers' "The Maker of Moons", Creator/ColinWilson's "The Return of the Lloigor", [[https://www.chaosium.com/the-cruel-empire-of-tsan-chan-pdf/ The Cruel Empire of Tsan-Chan]], a monograph for ''Call of Cthulhu'', and Lovecraft's ''Literature/TheShadowOutOfTime'' and ''Literature/TheCallOfCthulhu''. The Kuen-Yuin, a cabal of Chinese sorcerers from "The Maker of Moons", are described as descendants of the Priest-Kings of Mu servants of the Lloigor (which are equated with the Xin from "The Maker of Moons"), the “deathless ones in the mountains of China” that control the worldwide cult of Cthulhu in "The Call of Cthulhu", and the small cadre of immortal sorcerers who rule over the Cruel Empire of Tsan-Chan (mentioned in a line of "The Shadow Out Of Time"), which will arise 5000 years in the future, after Cthulhu woke and humans went insane ("Dreamers"), finally casting good and evil aside and becoming like the Great Old Ones: shouting and reveling in a holocaust of ecstasy. Some material even suggest this future is incompatible and competing with the Yithian's plan to [[HumanitysWake wipe out mankind]] as seen in "The Shadow Out Of Time".

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* CanonWelding: Between Creator/RobertWChambers' "The Maker of Moons", Creator/ColinWilson's "The Return of the Lloigor", [[https://www.chaosium.com/the-cruel-empire-of-tsan-chan-pdf/ The Cruel Empire of Tsan-Chan]], a Tsan-Chan]] (a monograph for ''Call of Cthulhu'', and Cthulhu'' which expands on Lovecraft's ''Literature/TheShadowOutOfTime'' ''Literature/TheShadowOutOfTime'') and ''Literature/TheCallOfCthulhu''. The Kuen-Yuin, a cabal of Chinese sorcerers from "The Maker of Moons", are described as descendants of the Priest-Kings of Mu servants of the Lloigor (which are equated with the Xin from "The Maker of Moons"), the “deathless ones in the mountains of China” that control the worldwide cult of Cthulhu in "The Call of Cthulhu", and the small cadre of immortal sorcerers who rule over the Cruel Empire of Tsan-Chan (mentioned in a line of "The Shadow Out Of Time"), which will arise 5000 years in the future, after Cthulhu woke and humans went insane ("Dreamers"), finally casting good and evil aside and becoming like the Great Old Ones: shouting and reveling in a holocaust of ecstasy. Some material even suggest this future is incompatible and competing with the Yithian's plan to [[HumanitysWake wipe out mankind]] as seen in "The Shadow Out Of Time".


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* GroundhogDayLoop: Repeaters are caught in repeating patterns of their former life. An author might write and drink and never leave their room unless prodded by someone else. A bellhop might man a front desk for eternity. Until someone comes in contact with them, it is likely they perform the same actions over and over again. To them, time has ceased counting.


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* MarionetteMotion: Marionettes are life-sized, human-shaped marionettes, hung from strings that move their limbs in a herky-jerky gait.


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* UnstuckInTime: People and places infected by Carcosa and drawn into the Night World can exist in places beyond time and space, and appear everywhere or nowhere. The causality of such things is impossible to understand, but they still retain recognisable elements, and some even tell a conventional story with a beginning, middle and end.
* UnwittingPawn: Those who serve the King in Yellow often don't even know that they serve.


* BookBurning: In 1943, Delta Green's Operation TARQUIN destroyed the Great Library at Pnakotis to keep knowledge of the future out of enemy hands. A similar fate befell the Yithian library called Thule by the Karotechia teams searching for it.

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In 1943, Delta Green's Operation TARQUIN destroyed the Great Library at Pnakotis to keep knowledge of the future out of enemy hands. A similar fate befell the Yithian library called Thule by the Karotechia teams searching for it.it.
** During the first outbreak of ''The King in Yellow'' in 1895, more than two hundred people connected to the play were murdered, committed suicide or vanished, including two members of the French government. Due to these two deaths, the play was given particular scrutiny by the Deuxième Bureau, who directed a crackdown that burned copies of the
book, arrested those disseminating it, and erased records of its strangeness from police files.



* TimeTravel: Certain places can grant access to Carcosa, the unnatural place beyond time and space which connects everything under the King in Yellow's influence. In these unique locations, Agents might be able to effectively jump before or after their current locations, or send or retrieve information to and from other places and times.



* TheVirus: Greater Deep Ones reproduce asexually, injecting a parasitic gene complex into the host. This complex mutates the human into a Deep One hybrid, and a carrier of the Deep One gene complex in their own chromosomes. Thus the Deep One taint spreads through humanity much like a sexually transmitted disease. This is what happened in all Deep One hybrid colonies, including Innsmouth.

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* TheVirus: TheVirus:
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Greater Deep Ones reproduce asexually, injecting a parasitic gene complex into the host. This complex mutates the human into a Deep One hybrid, and a carrier of the Deep One gene complex in their own chromosomes. Thus the Deep One taint spreads through humanity much like a sexually transmitted disease. This is what happened in all Deep One hybrid colonies, including Innsmouth.Innsmouth.
** The King in Yellow begins to manifest from a single vector, infects a victim, inflicts symptoms, and then, when it grows strong enough, spreads. Usually, a victim is infected by reading the play ''The King in Yellow'', or by seeing the strange symbol of the King called the Yellow Sign. This exposure awakens a mindset in the victim through which the forces of the King in Yellow can enter and operate in our world. Victims often attempt to spread the infection to colleagues, friends
and family, providing copies of the play or the symbol to relieve themselves of the horrors.


* TheThemeParkVersion: In 1989, in order to lessen local suspicion following the deaths of two Deep One hybrids of Black Cod Island, the 'Black Cod way of life', or at least a facsimile thereof, was opened to tourists and graduate students from the Department of Anthropology in the the University of Alaska Fairbanks. In truth, all an outsider ever sees is lifted directly from an anthropology textbook, and their stories are boringly tame. Twenty years of research has compiled the illusion of a Haida-like culture, and it is generally accepted that the Black Cod are a Haida offshoot. The oddities in their language and culture (particularly their worship of the sea) have been noted as nothing more than a curiosity.

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* TheThemeParkVersion: In 1989, in order to lessen local suspicion following the deaths of two Deep One hybrids of Black Cod Island, the 'Black Cod way of life', or at least a facsimile thereof, was opened to tourists and graduate students from the Department of Anthropology in the the University of Alaska Fairbanks. In truth, all an outsider ever sees is lifted directly from an anthropology textbook, and their stories are boringly tame. Twenty years of research has compiled the illusion of a Haida-like culture, and it is generally accepted that the Black Cod are a Haida offshoot. The oddities in their language and culture (particularly their worship of the sea) have been noted as nothing more than a curiosity.


* StealthHiBye: Stephen Alzis is found of this.

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* StealthHiBye: Stephen Alzis is found fond of this.


** In the new setting, after 2001, Delta Green successfully dismantled MAJESTIC-12 and it's remnants were fusioned into a new, unified and official Delta Green. Some old members of DG weren't very happy with this and decided to form it's own faction, that also calls itself Delta Green. The "official" Delta Green is called "The Program" and the "renegade" is called "The Outlaws".

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** In the new setting, after 2001, Delta Green successfully dismantled MAJESTIC-12 and it's its remnants were fusioned into a new, unified and official Delta Green. Some old members of DG weren't very happy with this and decided to form it's its own faction, that also calls itself Delta Green. The "official" Delta Green is called "The Program" and the "renegade" is called "The Outlaws".


** The Motion, the servants of the Great Race of Yith, have existed over many points in history. Influencing history in specific events to further the Yithian's plans.

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** The Motion, the servants of the Great Race of Yith, have existed over many points in history. Influencing history in specific events to further the Yithian's Yithians' plans.

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** The Motion, the servants of the Great Race of Yith, have existed over many points in history. Influencing history in specific events to further the Yithian's plans.


* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: Every two months, the Shan-infested elite of PISCES gather in the private estate of their leader Marjorie Rittingham and participate in a traditional British fox hunt, except that the fox has been replaced by a hwnan victim.

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* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: Every two months, the Shan-infested elite of PISCES gather in the private estate of their leader Marjorie Rittingham and participate in a traditional British fox hunt, except that the fox has been replaced by a hwnan human victim.


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* TheImmune: While Russian diseases decimated the Aleut and Tlingit peoples, it had no effect on the inhuman Black Cod. By the time America gained possession of Alaska in the 1860s, the Black Cod were the only tribe in the area that had not been decimated by disease, slavery or violence. No one except the Black Cod themselves know for certain why they were spared the horrors which ravaged Native American cultures.


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* ProperlyParanoid: By 1789, with France engulfed in revolutionary chaos, the [=DeMonte=] clan saw that the perfect storm was brewing in Saint-Domingue, and a second slave rebellion like François Mackandal's would be a bloodbath; Saint-Domingue's independence from France would spell the end of the colony. The other whites gleefully bought out the [=DeMontes'=] holdings, seeing them as too cowardly to fight the 'sub-human' blacks. On 22 August 1792, two years after the last [=DeMonte=] left for New Orleans, the great slave rebellion broke out. After twelve years, the white colonists of Saint-Domingue were destroyed, and the [=DeMontes=] had the last laugh.


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* ThisIsMyNameOnForeign: When the Croat Luko Ranjima transformed into a ghoul and joined the [=DeMonte=] clan, he changed his name to Luc [=DeMonte=].


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* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: The Haida's Fish-Wife legend is a mutation of the facts of the 1555 raid on the Deep One hybrid village of Cha'atl. The people of Black Cod Island, descendants of the survivors of Cha'atl, claim not to know this story; to them, it is history, and a secret one at that. The Haida tribes do not know the true history of the Black Cod, but their elders remember tales of the Devil-Fish people. If the Agents talk seriously about half-men, half-fish people, one or two elders may become very grave, wondering if they have really been living near their ancestral enemy all this time. If confronted with proof of the Black Cod's dark origins, any Haida would recognise them instantly as descendants of the Fish-Wife.


* ArtifactCollectionAgency: Delta Green (the organization) [[ZigZaggingTrope zig zags]] this trope. After the Innsmouth raid, the group adopted a "burn everything and dynamite what can't be burned" policy. This led to many Delta Green scientists to leave the group and join the then recently-created MAJESTIC-12 -- who otherwise plays the trope straight and tries to weaponize and exploit anything they find. This attitude became looser after DG was originally disbanded and msomd agents don't see the problem on collecting material they find relevant and dropping at the "Green Boxes" for future use.

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* ArtifactCollectionAgency: Delta Green (the organization) [[ZigZaggingTrope zig zags]] this trope. After the Innsmouth raid, the group adopted a "burn everything and dynamite what can't be burned" policy. This led to many Delta Green scientists to leave the group and join the then recently-created MAJESTIC-12 -- who otherwise plays the trope straight and tries to weaponize and exploit anything they find. This attitude became looser after DG was originally disbanded and msomd some agents don't see the problem on in collecting material they find relevant and dropping at the "Green Boxes" for future use.

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