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Quotes / Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?

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    Anime and Manga 
Father: How can this be? After I've absorbed God? How can this mere human, this alchemist, with his bare hands...!
Ed: (punches him out) Get up, you novice! I'm about to show you how outclassed you are! This fight you lose!

"Screw you. I'm purebred human, right down to the bone. Don't mistake me for one of you freaks."

    Comic Books 
Like dropping a match down an oil well, the antimatter bomb sets off a chain reaction. Engulfing the power that resides and burns within the imposing mammoth. For a creature that lives in a constant state of unendurable pain from hunger - he finds a new level of agony. "There are other wolds than this one..." he thinks. "...worlds that are less trouble." And for generations to come, when the people of this Earth talk of the day of their liberation, when the green-skinned oppressors ran in fear from a space monster. They will also tell of a sight that few realities have ever known: the visage of the mighty Galactus fleeing from a fight.
Exiles #10: A World Apart Part 3

Spider-Man: He... he used to be a Herald of Galactus, for Pete's sake! He coulda killed me!
Captain America: Considering his power, it looks like you did pretty well...
Captain America commending Spider-Man for punching out Firelord without taking a single hit, The Amazing Spider-Man #270

War in Alfheim. Civil war in Asgard. When even the elves and immortals can't keep their houses in order...what the hell kind of hope do the rest of us have? Then again, when you're a ninety-pound woman dying of does feel pretty good to punch God in the face. Feels good the second time, too. And the third.

    Fan Fiction 
Mecha-Cthulhu may be out there, and he may want to eat your face, but if you have a big enough gun, you can kick his eldritch, multidimensional ass.
Word of God's summation of No Gods, Only Guns

"As any science fiction movie will tell you, there are Some Things That Man Is Not Meant To Know. This weapon will help you kill those things."

Asuka reared back, and started a short run. "Stop hurting my friend, DU VERFICKTEN HURENSÖHNE!"
Unit-02 threw the Lance into the sky with a throw that made every muscle in the Eva scream with effort. It was a throw that would have made Achilles roar with approval and envy, made Homer compose an ode to its beauty. It was a throw fueled by righteous fury and born of love. The air scorched in its wake.
The Lance rocketed upwards with a roar of its own, the stormclouds exploding away from it in a rapidly expanding ring.
The Lance accelerated as it rose, breaking Mach 9 before it had traveled even a dozen miles. It slammed into Arael's AT-Field like an artillery shell against a plate glass window.
Arael's death scream was audible even in the vacuum of space, to those with ears to hear.

    Films — Animated 
Monkey: Then imagine how it'll feel when you lose.

    Film - Live-Action 
Loki: ENOUGH! You are, all of you, beneath me! I am a GOD, you dull creature! And I will NOT be bullied by-
The Incredible Hulk: Puny god...

[Beverly] wasn't afraid. And we aren't either. Not anymore. Now you're the one who's afraid...because you're gonna starve.
Bill to Pennywise, It (2017)

"There are things you can't fight, acts of God. You see a hurricane coming, you have to get out of the way. But when you're in a Jaeger, suddenly, you can fight the hurricane. You can win."
Raleigh Becket, Pacific Rim

Call me... the Guarding Dark. Imagine how powerful I must be. And now, get out of town.

No matter how subtle the Jenoine, a knife between the shoulder blades will seriously cramp its style.
Vladimir Taltos, Issola

Don't worry about the eldritch horror, we've got a plan for this contingency — as soon as we've evac'd we'll just pop a brace of Storm Shadows on his ass and send him right back down where he came from.
Captain Alan Barnes, The Jennifer Morgue

Tanith Low: I mean, we've just killed a god. Where do you go from killing a god?
Valkyrie: Kill two?
Skulduggery Pleasant (They go on to kill three.)

To a Many-Angled One, we impoverished entities who are stranded in three-plus-one dimensions are fairly harmless; nevertheless, even the inhabitants of Flatland can inflict a nasty paper cut upon the unwary on occasion.

I have already killed one god today. If I had known today was a day for killing gods, I would have paced myself.
Iron Bars, Midnight Tides

Personally, I've always liked tackling legends. It's so much fun to let the air out of them.
Watchman, one of the very badass stormtroopers of the Empire of the Hand

The gods play games with the fate of men. [...] Above the wheel of the world, the gods played on. They sometimes forgot what happened if you let a pawn go all the way up the board.

    Live-Action TV 
Q: You hit me! Picard never hit me!
Sisko: I'm not Picard.

Oderus: The root of all evil and hatred and shame.../ So many victims, so many names / But... they are all the same / Ereshkigal? Charun? Helel ben Shara? Lucifer? Satan? We would know who you are!
The Devil: Welcome GWAR to my domain / It's nice to be called on by so many names / Now what's this I hear about you kicking my ass?
GWAR, "The One Who Will Not Be Named"

The Child: You slapped me! For that I should make your hand drop off.
Childeric: Do you promise to be a good boy? Well, do you?
The Child: (sulkily) ...Maybe.

    Tabletop Games 

    Video Games 
Chakravartin: You have exceeded my expectations. I praise you. You are indeed the one to inherit this world. Gaea must be led by one of its own. Now that you have become a perfect being, I may now leave this world, and save other worlds in need of my guidance. Come, and join your daughter [...] (extends hand) I am counting on you.
Asura: (extends arm and PUNCHES Chakravartin) I refuse!

Crowning our glory by defeating a god... Now that is true art.
Yusuke, Persona 5

God of discord, 'tis judgment that is upon you!
Gabranth to Feral Chaos, Dissidia Final Fantasy Duodecim

Ivo Shandor: I am a god!
Egon Spengler: We eat gods for breakfast.

Zeus: The Sisters [of Fate] have aided you?!
Kratos: The Sisters are dead.

Well, would you look at that? Even the Devil bleeds.
Tychus Findley after killing Diablo, Heroes of the Storm

You're not even really alive. You're just a machine... and machines can be broken!
Commander Shepard, Mass Effect

Sovereign"the vanguard of our destruction". How's that working out for ya, big guy?
Shepard to a piece of Reaper debris, Mass Effect 3: Leviathan

Johnny Cage: Once upon a time, I beat Shinnok!
Shang Tsung: My, what a colorful imagination...
Johnny Cage: Look it up! I laid him out!

Tycho: Let me put it this way: how would you like to punch a God?
Gabe: ...
Gabe: ...yes.
Tycho: Good man.

Iris Sepperin: To think I'd lose to a single mage fighting by herself...
Spiritia: Iris (Sepperin), you're wrong. I won because everyone was cheering me on. No one is ever truly alone. It's because you couldn't believe in others... because you couldn't love your fellow man... That's why you lost.

...Is that all? My blade is telling me to spill your blood, and I am inclined to obey. I don't care if you're a God, a human, or even an insect; I will rip you apart just the same.
Grolla, RosenkreuzStilette

Alduin's wings, they did darken the sky
His roar fury's fire, his scales sharpened scythes
Men ran and they cowered, and they fought and they died
They burned and they bled as they issued their cries

We need saviors to free us from Alduin's rage
Heroes on the field for this new war to wage
For if Alduin wins, man is gone from this world
Lost in the shadows of the black wings unfurled

Then came the Tongues on that terrible day
Steadfast as winter they entered the fray
And all heard the music of Alduin's Doom
The sweet song of Skyrim, sky-shattering Thu'um

And so the Tongues freed us from Alduin's rage
Gave the gift of the Voice, ushered in a new age
And if Alduin's eternal, then eternity's done
For his story is over and the dragons are gone
The Tale of the Tongues, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

But in the end, that god was killed by a single person. My father, Harry Mason. I guess it wasn't much of a god if it could be killed by a human being.
Heather Mason, Silent Hill 3

These nightmarish creatures can be felled! They can be beaten!
The Narrator, Darkest Dungeon

I believe the three Axis Minds found in proximity to the abomination were Vex machines built to serve as vessels for this power: a way to extend its reach across space and time, binding it to the Vex, and the Vex to it. If they had succeeded, I cannot begin to guess what horrors they would have unleashed.
Ghost: So, ready to kill a god?
Guardian: Doesn't look like I have much choice.

Ghost: Zavala, there's an entire Cabal battalion between us and that drill!
Zavala: What is a battalion to you, who slew gods in the heart of the Black Garden?

"The little girl walked into a dark, dark cave. The little girl met a dark, dark Beast. The little girl ate its dark, dark heart."
Lady Dialla, Path of Exile note 

"Today, we use our power to fell a god and then seize our destiny!"

I'm proud that I wrote a comic where a Lovecraftian horror is stopped in its tendrilly tracks by a stuffed animal.

Steve: Ph-nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn!
Terry: Steve! No!
Cthulhu: Who dares summon mighty Cthulhu?
Steve: G'day Cthulhu. Up for a wrestle?
Cthulhu: Oh Crikey. You again?

    Web Original 
See, cuz right now this is the part in any RPG ever where you have to kill God. It's pretty rad. I love killing God, I do it every day. You know, some people have breakfast, I kill God, with my super-giant house-sized sword, you know, it has 3 mortages in it, 2 families can live in it, but instead I use it as a weapon; it's pretty rad.

Oooooh! I just kicked Q in the joy department! That can't be smart!... Let's do it again!

The Profound Darkness: Hello, my name is the Profound Darkness, and I got beaten to death by a teenage kid and his motley crew of heroes and misfits.
So I brought in Death, and Death went around killing things, and then I brought in God, and Death killed God, and then I had to kill him...
— A YouTube video, discussing Scribblenauts

Damn son, you didn't just stare into the abyss, you leered at it through a cold steel mask with the diseased eyes of a man with nothing left to lose, and cleaved it in twain with one empowered swing of a mortal blade.
Youtube comment on this video regarding the final boss of Darkest Dungeon

Alex: We have taken out mismatched freaks of nature created by ancient serpents, mad scientists with powerfull monsters under their command, and demons who can take over the planet! You don't think we can kill some fire-breathing beast?!

    Western Animation 
Wonder Woman: There has to be another way...
Hawkgirl: There is. We go to Icthulthu's world and kick his slimy a-
Grundy: Birdnose is right!
Justice League, "The Terror Beyond"


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