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"My imagination offered up feverish pictures of a great bloated mass of slobbering malodorous flesh, pocked with gaping mouths, clashing mandibles, protruding rubbery tentacles, and drunkenly weaving eyestalks — then it gave up altogether and retired from the field in disgrace. Whatever I might imagine, what was actually waiting at the bottom of this nest was inevitably going to be worse."
― The War Against the Chtorr
"Words describing it fail. Pages relating it shrivel. Tales recounting it end."
― Magic: The Gathering, "Nemesis of Reason"

The power to use the abilities of an eldritch abomination. Variation of Cosmic Entity Physiology.

Also Called

  • Cosmic/Lovecraftian Horror
  • Eldritch Abomination/Entity/God/Horror Physiology
  • Eldritch Form
  • Outsider Physiology

Capabilities

User with this ability either is or can transform into an eldritch abomination, a being whose very existence defies the rules of nature and/or existence and is defined by its disregard for the natural laws of the universe as we understand them. They wield godlike powers and are, for the most part, not bound by the laws of the universe. Their true form cannot be grasped by mortal beings and may be interpreted differently by different individuals/species, with others creating a collective delusion of their form. These interpretations can range from the unusual to the awe-inspiring, to the mind-shatteringly terrifying. It is rare, but not unheard of, for the presence of such a being to benefit the universe it currently inhabits.

Applications

Variations

  • Animalistic Abomination: Virtually identical to the above ability, but always confined to a form more or less similar to a terrestrial animal. Users of this variation may be weaker, but also much stealthier due to their "less" horrific presence.
  • Botanical Abomination: Similar version to the above ability, but confined to a form more or less similar to a plant/flora. Users of this variation may be weaker, but also much stealthier due to their "less" horrific presence.
  • Cthulhu Mythos Deity Physiology: Similar version, to be of the Cthulhic pantheon is to command the forces other lesser outsider entities as well as create them to suit their various needs.
  • Higher-Dimensional Abomination Physiology: A similar version of the above. Due to existing within a higher dimensional plane of existence, they can move about through most any/all planes unabated.
  • Humanoid Abomination: Virtually identical to the above ability, but always confined to a more or less humanoid form. Users of this variation may be weaker, but also much stealthier due to their "less" horrific presence.
  • Impossible Physiology: Exists in defiance of not only natural law, but every single law of existence and possibility.
  • Last Entity Physiology: A form of existence pertaining to the end of all things, these eldritch beings are born from the true end of time and existence.
  • Primordial Entity Physiology: Similar to an eldritch being, but one that predates the known sense of recorded existence. Primordial entities are not simply beings who stem from simply being outside of reality, but come into being before concepts were even realized.

Associations

Limitations

  • May be unable to fully manifest in our universe without being let in, or at least focus their attention to the right place.
  • Native deities and cosmic beings may seek to banish/destroy the user.
  • Their presence may be easily felt, making stealth all but impossible.
  • May be susceptible to Sealing or Banishment.
  • May be unable to inhabit the normal universe without sufficient nourishment.

Known Users

See Also: Eldritch Abomination.

Folklore/Mythology

  • God (Abrahamic Religions)
  • Mothman (American Folklore)
  • The Jersey Devil (American Folklore)
  • Wendigo (American Folklore)

Literature

  • Outer Gods (Cthulhu Mythos)
  • The Great Old Ones (Cthulhu Mythos)
  • Pennywise the Dancing Clown (Stephen King's IT)
  • The Pyramidites (Trolley No. 1852)

Comics

  • The Phantom Stranger (DC Comics)
  • Starro the Conquerer (DC Comics)
  • Ogdru Jahad (Hellboy)
  • Galactus (Marvel Comics)
  • Galacta (Marvel Comics)
  • Shuma Gorath (Marvel Comics)
  • The Many-Angled Ones (Marvel Comics)

Live Television/Movies

  • Jasmine (Angel)
  • Glorificus (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • The First Evil (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Joulupukki (Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale)
  • Glythur (Supernatural)
  • Yokoth (Supernatural)
  • Neural Parasites (Star Trek)
  • Crystalline Entity (Star Trek)

Cartoons

  • Hunson Abadeer (Adventure Time)
  • The Lich (Adventure Time)
  • Gunter/Orgalorg (Adventure Time)
  • GOLB (Adventure Time)
  • Contemelia (Ben 10: Omniverse)
  • Diagon (Ben 10: Ultimate Alien)
  • Bill Cipher (Gravity Falls)
  • The Black Mass (Samurai Jack)

Tabletop Games

Video Games

Anime/Manga

  • Sōsuke Aizen (Bleach); via the Hōgyoku
  • Yhwach (Bleach); after assimilating the Soul King
  • UltimateKhaosmon (Digimon)
  • ZeedMillenniummon (Digimon)
  • Apocalymon (Digimon)
  • Ordinemon (Digimon)
  • D-Reaper (Digimon)
  • Vandalieu (The Death Mage Who Doesn't Want a Fourth Time); via Demon King's Fragments
  • Demon King Guduranis (The Death Mage Who Doesn't Want a Fourth Time)
  • Evil Gods (The Death Mage Who Doesn't Want a Fourth Time)
  • Drasil (Gokukoku No Brynhildr)
  • Chaos of Many Tentacles (Isekai Shokudou)
  • Hound of Tindalos (Re:Creators)
  • Gauna (Sidonia No Kishi)
  • Kishin Asura (Soul Eater)
  • ORT (TYPE-MOON)

Web Original

  • Outer Gods (Atop the Fourth Wall)
    • Missingno/The Entity
    • The King of Worms
  • The Fears (Fear Mythos)
  • The Ne Timu (Fear Mythos)
  • FACTS (Fear Mythos)
  • The Carnal (Fear Mythos)
  • Atlach-Nacha (Monster Girl Encyclopedia)
  • Mind Flayer (Monster Girl Encyclopedia)
  • Night Gaunt (Monster Girl Encyclopedia)
  • Shoggoth (Monster Girl Encyclopedia)
  • SCP-2662 - cthulhu f'UCK OFF! (SCP Foundation)
  • Yaldabaoth (SCP Foundation)
  • The Slender Man (The Slender Man Mythos)
  • Night (Worm); when no one is looking

Known Objects

  • Eldritch Flame (Growtopia)

Known Locations

See Also: Eldritch Locations.

  • Room 1408 (1408)
  • "Event Horizon" Spaceship (Event Horizon)
  • R'lyeh (Cthulhu Mythos)
  • The Dreamlands (Cthulhu Mythos)
  • The Far Lands (Minecraft)
  • The Immaterium/The Warp (Warhammer 40.000)

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