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"Who did you expect at the end of all this? God? The Devil, perhaps? No... it's just... me."
― Nyarlathotep, prior to unveiling himself to Dusk Dude. (New Blood Interactive's DUSK)

The power to have the traits and abilities of Deities from the Cthulhu Mythos. Variation of Transcendent Physiology and Eldritch Physiology.

Also Called


The user can have the traits and abilities of the Deities of the Cthulhu Mythos, which can be divided into four broad groups:

The Archetypes: Described in H.P. Lovecraft's "Through the Gates of the Silver Key" as archetypal entities who hold everything in existence as derivative facets of themselves, inhabiting the true nature of reality as a changeless, impartial totality that exists beyond all divisions and perspectives, with even the local identities identified as "The Outer Gods" being merely fragmentary, change-involving perspectives through which The Archetypes can choose to experience reality, in accordance to their own will.

Outer Gods: Described by H.P. Lovecraft as barely focused, near impersonal forces of nature (Nyarlathotep being the only one with real personality), uncaring and supremely indifferent.

Great Old Ones: Generally physical beings, if vastly powerful, and as such somewhat more relatable. They could be considered as extremely advanced aliens, although not always made from the matter as we understand it and not as bound to the laws of nature.

Elder Gods: Little is known about them. They are said to be "benevolent" entities and oppose the Great Old Ones. Some are known to humans as the gods of various mythologies and religions.



Habitants of The Ultimate Mystery:

All: Absolute Transcendence, Eternal Existence, Omnilock, Pataphysics Manipulation

Outer Gods:

All: Cosmic Otherness, Divine-Alien Physiology; Higher-Dimensional Abomination Physiology, Life Creation, Madness Aspect Manifestation (all aspects), Madness Embodiment, Numerical Transcendence, , Personal Domain, Primordial Entity Physiology, Transcendent Cosmic Entity

Great Old Ones:

All: Advanced Technology, Spatial-Temporal Lock, Transcendent Alien Physiology

Elder Gods:



Known Users

See Also: Cthulhu Mythos, The H.P. Lovecraft Wiki and CthulhuWiki


  • Howard Phillips Lovecraft (Bungou Stray Dogs)
  • Dagomon (Digimon)
  • Chiyo (The Elder Sister-Like One)
  • Nyaruko (Haiyore! Nyaruko-san)
  • Kūko (Haiyore! Nyaruko-san)
  • Hasuta (Haiyore! Nyaruko-san)
  • Luhy Distone (Haiyore! Nyaruko-san)
  • Ghutatan (Haiyore! Nyaruko-san)
  • Atoko (Haiyore! Nyaruko-san)
  • Doppel (Monster Musume)
  • "Entity" Monsters (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
    • Elder Entity N'tss
    • Elder Entity Norden
    • Old Entity Chthugua
    • Old Entity Hastorr
    • Outer Entity Azathot
    • Outer Entity Nyarla


  • Diagon (Ben 10)
  • Icthultu (DC Animated Universe)
  • Karkull (DC Animated Universe)
  • The Lahar (The Engineer: Konstrukt)
  • Various Characters (Howard Lovecraft Movies)
  • The Ogdru Jahad (Hellboy)
  • Shuma-Gorath (Marvel Comics)
  • The Many Angled Ones (Marvel Comics)
  • Cathulhu (The Real Ghostbusters)
  • Cthulhu (The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy)
  • Cthulhu (The Simpsons)
  • Cthulhu (Villainous)
  • Cthulhu (South Park)

Live Television/Movies

  • Old Ones (Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel)
  • Glythur (Supernatural)
  • Yokoth (Supernatural)
  • Godmother (Underwater)
  • Great Old Ones (Doctor Who)


  • The Supreme Archetype (Cthulhu Mythos)
  • The Archetypes (Cthulhu Mythos)
    • Outer Gods (Cthulhu Mythos)
      • Azathoth
      • The Unnamed Darkness
      • The Nameless Mist
      • Yog Sothoth
      • Nyarlathotep
      • Shub Nigguratth
  • Great Old Ones (Cthulhu Mythos)
  • The Elder Gods (Cthulhu Mythos)
  • Nethescurial (Nethescurial)
  • Demons of chaos (Monster Girl Encyclopedia)

Tabletop Games

  • Great Old Ones (Pathfinder)
  • Outer Gods (Pathfinder)
  • Alien Intelligences (Rifts)

Video Games

  • Great Ones (Bloodborne)
  • Spawns of Leviathan (Castlevania: Lords of Shadow)
  • Cthulhu (Cthulhu Saves The World)
  • Azathoth (Cthulhu Saves the World)
  • The Wailing Host (Darksiders)
  • Nyarlathotep (New Blood Interactive's DUSK)
  • Giygas (Earthbound)
  • The Ancients (Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requium)
    • Mantorok
    • Chattur'gha
    • Ulyaoth
    • Xel'lotath
  • Lovecraftian Mythology Demons (Megami Tensei/Persona series)
  • The Corrupted (Splatterhouse)
  • Dharkon (Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)
  • Foreignor-class Servants (TYPE-MOON)
  • Cthulhu (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Cyaegha (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Hastur (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Cthugha (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Old Gods (Warcraft)
  • Faceless Ones (Warcraft)

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