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* NegatedMomentOfAwesome: 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 MonsterMash of stock vampires and werewolves was the most horrible thing mankind's collective unconscious could produce. Could be FridgeBrilliance, if it's a coy hint that ''most'' humans' imaginations are prosaic enough that generic HammerHorror fare is as creative as their nightmares get.

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* NegatedMomentOfAwesome: 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 MonsterMash of stock vampires and werewolves was the most horrible thing mankind's collective unconscious could produce. Could be FridgeBrilliance, if it's a coy hint that ''most'' humans' imaginations are prosaic enough that generic HammerHorror Hammer Horror fare is as creative as their nightmares get.


* NegatedMomentOfAwesome: 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 MonsterMash of stock vampires and werewolves was the most horrible thing mankind's collective unconscious could produce.

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* NegatedMomentOfAwesome: 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 MonsterMash of stock vampires and werewolves was the most horrible thing mankind's collective unconscious could produce. Could be FridgeBrilliance, if it's a coy hint that ''most'' humans' imaginations are prosaic enough that generic HammerHorror fare is as creative as their nightmares get.


* FoeYay: Titus Crow and Henri have a much deeper relationship with each other than they do with their respective love interests.

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* FoeYay: HoYay: Titus Crow and Henri have a much deeper relationship with each other than they do with their respective love interests.


** The main characters' tendency to attribute their occasional acts of stupidity to the insidious mental influence of the [=CCD=] over their thought process: legitimate justification due to telepathic attacks by the [=CCD=], or smug NeverMyFault self-justification by overly-cocky protagonists?

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** The main characters' tendency to attribute their occasional acts of stupidity to the insidious mental influence of the [=CCD=] over their thought process: legitimate justification due to telepathic attacks by the [=CCD=], or smug NeverMyFault self-justification by overly-cocky protagonists? protagonists who can't admit they blew it?

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** The main characters' tendency to attribute their occasional acts of stupidity to the insidious mental influence of the [=CCD=] over their thought process: legitimate justification due to telepathic attacks by the [=CCD=], or smug NeverMyFault self-justification by overly-cocky protagonists?


* CompleteMonster: [[PhysicalGod Ithaqua, the White Silence, the Wind-Walker]], is a powerful Great Old One, and one of the most malicious of his kind. Ithaqua [[AnIcePerson lurks in the snows and the wind]], devouring those he comes across. Others are taken to his world of Boreas to serve him eternally, where Ithaqua demands loyalty and blood sacrifices. Many women fare worse, as Ithaqua is a SerialRapist in his quest to create a half-human child to help him unlock the prisons of the Old Ones to [[OmnicidalManiac destroy all that lives]]. On Boreas, Ithaqua is a [[EvilOverlord brutal tyrant]], regularly massacring his enemies and torturing captives with sadistic relish, including his own followers. When he believed he had bred a perfect eventual mate to bear a child, Ithaqua callously murdered her entire village and clan with no further need of them. Despite his alien nature, Ithaqua's lust and need for dominance are all too understandable for those who oppose the evil of the Great Old Ones.

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* CompleteMonster: [[PhysicalGod Ithaqua, the White Silence, the Wind-Walker]], is a powerful [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Great Old One, One]], and one of the most malicious of his kind. Ithaqua [[AnIcePerson lurks in the snows and the wind]], devouring those he comes across. Others are taken to his world of Boreas to serve him eternally, where Ithaqua demands loyalty and blood sacrifices. Many women fare worse, as Ithaqua is a SerialRapist in his quest to create a half-human child to help him unlock the prisons of the Old Ones to [[OmnicidalManiac destroy all that lives]].lives. On Boreas, Ithaqua is a [[EvilOverlord brutal tyrant]], regularly massacring his enemies and torturing captives with sadistic relish, including his own followers. When he believed he had bred a perfect eventual mate to bear a child, Ithaqua callously murdered her entire village and clan with no further need of them. Despite his alien nature, Ithaqua's lust and need for dominance are all too understandable for those who oppose the evil of the Great Old Ones.

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*CompleteMonster: [[PhysicalGod Ithaqua, the White Silence, the Wind-Walker]], is a powerful Great Old One, and one of the most malicious of his kind. Ithaqua [[AnIcePerson lurks in the snows and the wind]], devouring those he comes across. Others are taken to his world of Boreas to serve him eternally, where Ithaqua demands loyalty and blood sacrifices. Many women fare worse, as Ithaqua is a SerialRapist in his quest to create a half-human child to help him unlock the prisons of the Old Ones to [[OmnicidalManiac destroy all that lives]]. On Boreas, Ithaqua is a [[EvilOverlord brutal tyrant]], regularly massacring his enemies and torturing captives with sadistic relish, including his own followers. When he believed he had bred a perfect eventual mate to bear a child, Ithaqua callously murdered her entire village and clan with no further need of them. Despite his alien nature, Ithaqua's lust and need for dominance are all too understandable for those who oppose the evil of the Great Old Ones.


* BrokenBase: The entire series is both loved and loathed by fans of the Cthulhu mythos.

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* BrokenBase: 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 AlwaysChaoticEvil rather than BlueAndOrangeMorality, have the protagonists able to regularly DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu, and also introduce a bunch of GoodCounterpart Elder Gods. For those who prefer the Mythos as CosmicHorrorStory tales, this can be disconcerting. Others, however, enjoy them as fun Pulpy adventure tales.
* FoeYay: Titus Crow and Henri have a much deeper relationship with each other than they do with their respective love interests.



* ValuesResonance: Brian Lumley goes out of his way to invert Lovecraft's themes. Intermixing with ancient gods and monsters is a GOOD thing.

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* ValuesResonance: 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 EarlyInstallmentWeirdness of the Chthonians being AlwaysChaoticEvil from birth.


* BaseBreaker: The entire series is both loved and loathed by fans of the Cthulhu mythos.

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* BaseBreaker: BrokenBase: The entire series is both loved and loathed by fans of the Cthulhu mythos.


* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: With the ending of Elysia [[spoiler: 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 [[spoiler: the Elder Gods themselves.]]

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: With the ending of Elysia [[spoiler: Where 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 [[spoiler: the Elder Gods themselves.]]themselves]].



* GaryStu: Titus himself. In ''The Transition of Titus Crow'' he finds out he basically has a [=TARDIS=], travels to fascinating places, finds out Tianna (who seems to be this universe's equivalent of Dante's Beatrice) is in love with him, gets nearly killed but [[WeCanRebuildHim put into a new, better, younger body]] for his troubles, becomes a DragonRider, and finally meets Cthulhu's GoodCounterpart who tells him what a good job he's done. And when he disappears to a better dimension in the end, the narrator suggests his colleagues' resentment is just a form of MoreThanMindControl by Cthulhu and the baddies!
** More on that part, in the short story "Name and Number", we find the following passage: "Now, Crow had been my friend ever since my father sent me out of Americe as a child in the late '30s, and no man knew him better than I; and yet his personality was such that whenever I met him--however short the intervening time--[[InformedAttractiveness I would always be impressed anew by his stature, his leonine good looks]], [[InformedAbility and the sheer weight of intellect which seemed invariably to shine out from behind those searching, dark eyes."]]

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: With the ending of Elysia [[spoiler: 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 [[spoiler: the Elder Gods themselves.]]


* NegatedMomentOfAwesome: 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 hoffific imagery, instead we are treated to the heroes being threatened with some distorted versions of werewolves and vampires. Apparently a MonsterMash of stock vampires and werewolves was the most horrible thing mankind's collective unconscious could produce.

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* NegatedMomentOfAwesome: 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 hoffific horrific imagery, instead we are treated to the heroes being threatened with some distorted versions of werewolves and vampires. Apparently a MonsterMash of stock vampires and werewolves was the most horrible thing mankind's collective unconscious could produce.

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* NegatedMomentOfAwesome: 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 hoffific imagery, instead we are treated to the heroes being threatened with some distorted versions of werewolves and vampires. Apparently a MonsterMash of stock vampires and werewolves was the most horrible thing mankind's collective unconscious could produce.


* BaseBreaker: The entire series is both loved and loathed by fans of the Cthulhu mythos.



** More on that part, in the short story "Name and Number", we find the following passage: "Now, Crow had been my friend ever since my father sent me out of Americe as a child in the late '30s, and no man knew him better than I; and yet his personality was such that whenever I met him--however short the intervening time--[[InformedAttractiveness I would always be impressed anew by his stature, his leonine good looks]], [[InformedAbility and the sheer weight of intellect which seemed invariably to shine out from behind those searching, dark eyes."]]

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** More on that part, in the short story "Name and Number", we find the following passage: "Now, Crow had been my friend ever since my father sent me out of Americe as a child in the late '30s, and no man knew him better than I; and yet his personality was such that whenever I met him--however short the intervening time--[[InformedAttractiveness I would always be impressed anew by his stature, his leonine good looks]], [[InformedAbility and the sheer weight of intellect which seemed invariably to shine out from behind those searching, dark eyes."]]"]]
* ValuesResonance: Brian Lumley goes out of his way to invert Lovecraft's themes. Intermixing with ancient gods and monsters is a GOOD thing.


* GaryStu: Titus himself. In ''The Transition of Titus Crow'' he finds out he basically has a [=TARDIS=], travels to fascinating places, finds out Tianna (who seems to be this universe's equivalent of Dante's Beatrice) is in love with him, gets nearly killed but [[WeCanRebuildHim put into a new, better, younger body]] for his troubles, becomes a DragonRider, and finally meets Cthulhu's GoodCounterpart who tells him what a good job he's done. And when he disappears to a better dimension in the end, the narrator suggests their resentment is just a form of MoreThanMindControl by Cthulhu and the baddies!

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* GaryStu: Titus himself. In ''The Transition of Titus Crow'' he finds out he basically has a [=TARDIS=], travels to fascinating places, finds out Tianna (who seems to be this universe's equivalent of Dante's Beatrice) is in love with him, gets nearly killed but [[WeCanRebuildHim put into a new, better, younger body]] for his troubles, becomes a DragonRider, and finally meets Cthulhu's GoodCounterpart who tells him what a good job he's done. And when he disappears to a better dimension in the end, the narrator suggests their his colleagues' resentment is just a form of MoreThanMindControl by Cthulhu and the baddies!

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