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     H.P. Lovecraft's writing 
  • "The Call of Cthulhu": Johansen hitting Great Cthulhu's head using the ship. It doesn't kill Cthulhu, but still awesomely badass, and eats up enough time for Cthulhu to be forced back into his slumber.
  • Professor Armitage in The Dunwich Horror inspired generations of Call of Cthulhu fans by being the first one to save the world for a time by defeating Yog-Sothoth's son.
  • The Case of Charles Dexter Ward: Marinus Bicknell Willett does something almost as impressive by killing Joseph Curwen through the practice of modern magic.
  • Randolph Carter's final leap into the void in The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath.
  • Robert Olmstead managing to escape the Deep Ones in The Shadow Over Innsmouth.
     Brian Lumley's writing 
  • The Elder Gods beat the Great Old Ones for a second (perhaps millioneth) time by brain-wiping them.
     Chaosium's Call of Cthulhu 
  • More or less the point of the game. Virtually every module has the players up against the Old Ones with a "win" condition for delaying the end of the world for a little while longer.
  • Old Man Henderson killed Hastur. No, seriously.


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