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Complete Monster Cleanup Thread

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IMPORTANT: To avoid a holler to the mods, please see here for the earliest date a work can be discussed, (usually two weeks from the US release), as well as who's reserved discussion.

When voting, you must specify the candidate(s). No blanket votes (i.e. "[tup] to everyone I missed").

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What is the Work

Here you briefly describe the work in question and explain any important setting details. Don't assume that everyone is familiar with the work in question.

Who is the Candidate and What have they Done?

This will be the main portion of the Effort Post. Here you list all of the crimes committed by the candidate. For candidates with longer rap sheets, keep the list to their most important and heinous crimes, we don't need to hear about every time they decide to do something minor or petty.

Do they have any Mitigating Factors or Freudian Excuse?

Here you discuss any potential redeeming or sympathetic features the character has, the character's Freudian Excuse if they have one, as well as any other potential mitigating factors like Offscreen Villainy or questions of moral agency. Try to present these as objectively as possible by presenting any evidence that may support or refute the mitigating factors.

Do they meet the Heinousness Standard?

Here you compare the actions of the Candidate to other character actions in the story in order to determine if they stand out or not. Remember that all characters, not just other villains, contribute to the Heinousness Standard

Final Verdict?

Simply state whether or not you think the character counts or not.

Edited by nombretomado on Mar 31st 2020 at 8:15:08 AM

MasterN The Plasma King from Florida- I mean Unova Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
The Plasma King
Mar 4th 2021 at 2:39:02 PM

[tup] Nya. Was this the “surprise” candidate you mentioned in this post? And if so, was that sarcasm, cause anything Lovecraft related being brought to this thread tends to mean either Nya or Y’g, so it’s not exactly surprising. Sorry, sarcasm is hard to tell in writing sometimes.

Edited by MasterN on Mar 4th 2021 at 2:40:36 AM

One of these days, all of you will accept me as your supreme overlord.
SkyCat32 The Draftsman of Doom from Nakatomi Plaza Relationship Status: Longing for my OTP
The Draftsman of Doom
miraculous I like an honest demon. from South Africa
I like an honest demon.
Mar 4th 2021 at 2:41:42 PM

For eldtrich monsters at least

Humans usually get Joseph curwen and keziah mason.

Edited by miraculous on Mar 4th 2021 at 2:42:05 AM

"Humans are slaves to their emotions and the strongest emotion is love. That was my miscalculation. They would go to hell to be together"
Mar 4th 2021 at 2:47:34 PM

Well, considering most of Lovecraft's Eldritch Abominations operate on Blue-and-Orange Morality, while Nyarlathotep is a sadist who torments people for his own sick amusement and Y'golonac is so warped and disgusting that even servants of other Great Old Ones don't want to summon him...

Edited by ImperialMajestyXO on Mar 4th 2021 at 2:53:14 AM

Complete Monster quotes cleanup
therealjackieboy from Austin, TX Relationship Status: watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
Mar 4th 2021 at 2:49:10 PM

[tup] Gnarly Nyarly

Okay
AustinDR from Fresh and ready for life.
Mar 4th 2021 at 2:49:15 PM

There was also Eihort, one of my top 3 favorite Lovecraftian gods that makes wagers with people, but yeah, "yes" to this Nyarly.

Why you little-!
Powermaster201 Just a boy who want to see the world burn :) Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Just a boy who want to see the world burn :)
ACW Unofficial Wiki Curator for Complete Monster from Arlington, VA (near Washington, D.C.)
Mar 4th 2021 at 2:50:54 PM

Yes to Nyarly.

I got a version of Cthulhu up. Well, he's not CALLED Cthulhu, but just look.

CM Drafts; Pending CM Writeups
miraculous I like an honest demon. from South Africa
I like an honest demon.
Mar 4th 2021 at 2:53:08 PM

That episode takes alot of influence from Curious case of Charles Dexter Ward so it does make sense.

"Humans are slaves to their emotions and the strongest emotion is love. That was my miscalculation. They would go to hell to be together"
TiMBer1566 The Dragon from Virginia Relationship Status: YOU'RE TEARING ME APART LISA
The Dragon
Mar 4th 2021 at 2:56:30 PM

I'm kind of late to this, but yes to cutting the Helltaker fic.

I'm actually planning on writing my own original work sometime in the future, and I do plan on having a couple of characters be C Ms. However make no mistake that I have zero intention on making a story for the sole purpose of making a CM. I do intend on creating a legitimate plot, and as for the C Ms I have in mind, I can guarantee that I will try my damnedest to not make them super-edgy psychopaths who torture puppies and rape babies for shits and giggles, I actually want them to have a bit of depth to them.

Edited by TiMBer1566 on Mar 4th 2021 at 3:56:51 AM

"For I am the Dragon, Dracul! I am the Prince of Darkness! That... that is my vengeance"!"
Ordeaux26 from Canada Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Mar 4th 2021 at 2:57:42 PM

I have been wondering why doesn't AlternateHistory.com have its own CM page it has 35 candidates way more than what is needed for one and the Web Original is big enough that a split could be justified and it already has other splits.

DreamWorks MB's
Tyk5919 Your friendly neighborhood stank goblin Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
Your friendly neighborhood stank goblin
Mar 4th 2021 at 2:57:44 PM

@MasterN: No, actually. I don't really know much about Lovecraftian shiz, and I didn't really even get that much into it until after I read stuff like The Kindness of Devils (which had a more modern-day portrayal of him) and The City of Never (which has a female Expy of him as a masked killer driven by hate) and To Welcome Oblivion (which had Nyarly manipulating preteens into cannibalizing each other while he danced to "Don't Stop Me Now." The fuck, Ravok? [lol]).

So...yeah, I'm...this is genuinely surprising. I found a Nyarlathotep CM and I wasn't even looking for one.

Edited by Tyk5919 on Mar 4th 2021 at 6:39:01 AM

I write stories and shiz. You can read them here.
SkyCat32 The Draftsman of Doom from Nakatomi Plaza Relationship Status: Longing for my OTP
The Draftsman of Doom
Mar 4th 2021 at 2:59:36 PM

Honestly? I wouldn't be entirely opposed to an Alternate History page.

Do I sound like I'm ordering a pizza?!
DoodSlayer136 "What is wrong with you people!?!" from If I told you, I'd have to kill you Relationship Status: Waiting for you *wink*
"What is wrong with you people!?!"
Mar 4th 2021 at 2:59:41 PM

[tup] to Nyarly, as usual. Lovecraft stuff's always a favorite subject of mine.

On the current subject, we also have a Yog-Shoggoth and Hastur example from a Loud House fanfic of all things (It also has a Nyarly as well).

[down][down] Oh yeah, forgot that strange bit of trivia. Still, first for Hastur at least.

Edited by DoodSlayer136 on Mar 4th 2021 at 3:05:12 AM

If it ain't broke, then I'll break it for ya!
miraculous I like an honest demon. from South Africa
I like an honest demon.
Mar 4th 2021 at 3:03:40 PM

We already have a Yog-Sottoh that counts.

Hes the Great intelligence in Doctor Who.

"Humans are slaves to their emotions and the strongest emotion is love. That was my miscalculation. They would go to hell to be together"
Ordeaux26 from Canada Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Mar 4th 2021 at 3:03:59 PM

[up][up] There are some other Web Original quotes listed in Quotes.Complete Monster so we could just use one of those.

Edited by Ordeaux26 on Mar 4th 2021 at 3:04:34 AM

DreamWorks MB's
falcontalons from Earth-2
Mar 4th 2021 at 3:11:57 PM

Yes to Nyarlathotep.

ACW Unofficial Wiki Curator for Complete Monster from Arlington, VA (near Washington, D.C.)
SumDumNerd M'lady from behind you Relationship Status: Drowning in your pond, hoping you'll notice me
43110 You should start singing for yourself now. from Mars Relationship Status: Abstaining
You should start singing for yourself now.
Mar 4th 2021 at 3:17:07 PM

Yes to Nyarly and I remember we elected not to make an AH page for... some reason despite its number of examples. Someone else can search for it if they'd like, I really don't care about that site and have no stake in this.

Pending MB writeups MB Drafts MB Dates
Mar 4th 2021 at 3:18:08 PM

Based on the EP, [tup] to Nyarlathotep.

@Tyk Was that the one you were referring to?

I wanted to ask for more thoughts on Ronald and Legarski again. I think if there was anymore to say, it would’ve probably been said by now though.

Edited by futuremoviewriter on Mar 4th 2021 at 3:19:38 AM

ACW Unofficial Wiki Curator for Complete Monster from Arlington, VA (near Washington, D.C.)
nrjxll Relationship Status: Not war
Mar 4th 2021 at 3:22:35 PM

[up][up][up]I have no memory of ever discussing this, but my assumption would be that it's because there's no real connection between those works themselves? It'd be like creating a fanfic subpage for works hosted on AO3.

Edited by nrjxll on Mar 4th 2021 at 5:22:49 AM

DemonDuckofDoom from Some Pond in Hell Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature

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