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No. He's more than just that. He's not a monster, he's more of an idea. He's the fear that mankind isn't the greatest power in the universe. That we are small. Insignificant. That we don't actually have any control, and that there's something bigger. Something that we can't even fathom the power of without going insane. To even just glimpse upon its form...would cost you your sanity.

Cthulhu is a monstrous cosmic entity belonging to a group of entities known simply as the "Great Old Ones" which ruled over the Earth before the time of man. Despite being incredibly powerful, he is actually one of the lesser Great Old Ones.

Overview

The origins of Cthulhu are largely unknown, but according to the cults that the worship the being, they state that Cthulhu was born or molded out of the countless slivers/threads of the primordial Azathoth that managed to evade destruction at the hands of the God. Therefore, the Great Old Ones are said to be older or as old as the universe itself, and are the influence of Azathoth that will never fade away.

Being a member of these Old Ones, Cthulhu is by far one of the most well known, if not the most well known. This is most likely due to him being the High Priest of the Great Old Ones, his brother is the Elder God Kthanid whose is as good as Cthulhu is bad.

Appearance

Cthulhu supposedly has no true form, although this was later proven to be untrue since he does have one. However, Cthulhu's true form, if ever revealed, is said to "tear the fabric of our reality asunder". This is due to the fact that Cthulhu, along with the Great Old Ones, exist on a higher plane of existence far exceeding a human's understanding, even other celestial beings, except the oldest Angels and Demons, such as Raphael and Lucifer, who were able to casually look at his true form.

Due to his nature, Cthulhu chose a humanoid draconic form, with the head of an octopus, in order to be compatible with the laws of our dimension but regardless, to gaze upon him would welcome severe mental anguish and madness. Even supernatural beings fall prey to the madness at the mere sight of him, although more painful due to possessing senses higher then humans.

Personality

Cthulhu is incredibly cold, rarely showing any personality. He shows as much despair for dying humans as humans would dying ants. However, he considers the Great Old Ones and Outer Gods his family, with him considering his superiors similar to parental figures, his lessers similar to his offspring, and his colleagues similar to his siblings. Although he seems to show incredible distaste to the Elder Gods, Angels, Demons, other Deities, and strangely enough Hastur.

Despite seemingly malevolent and evil in appearance and nature, Cthulhu so far is or possibly the only Old One (other than Azathoth) to have some degree of respect and fear toward's God, showing that he owe's a dept in God for saving him from Satan's wrath in the past. If we're not to God, he will not live till this day.

Powers and Abilities

Added with his transcendent existence, Cthulhu is one of the most powerful beings in all of creation with his power surpassing demons, angels, and deities as well, though can be outmatched by the True Archangels and was almost killed by Satan. His power is said to be so great to where his very dreams are said to reach throughout the gulfs of existence, and are capable of touching the sleeping minds of sensitive or artistic souls, driving them to utter insanity.

History

According to legend, Azathoth would release slivers of threads of itself before or during the formation of the universe, in order for its influence to never fade. Cthulhu was born out of the countless threads of darkness that formed and spread throughout creation.

At the peak of the dinosaurs' extinction, the stars became in disarray and consequently forced Cthulhu and his race to enter a death-like state in his kingdom, which sinks in the uncharted depths of the Pacific Ocean. To this day, Cthulhu is believed to still be in the depths of the Pacific, awaiting his release, which many of his followers are attempting to accomplish.

Although, Cthulhu has indeed surfaced only once in the past during the early 1920's which was around the time of the Great Depression. When he rose, his presence immediately created a titanic storm that ravaged the entire Earth, with no one ever knowing that he was the cause. Things escalated to the point where towns and countries that were in his vicinity were reduced to shambles, as riots among other crimes and atrocities were created under his influence.

In the old empire of Lemuria Cthulhu was worshiped as Sadu-Hem, Lord of the Sea and was depicted as an massive octopus with wings and crustacean-like limbs.

Myths and Legends

Quotes

In his house at R'lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming.
You live and die for my amusement.
Cthulhu
Insignificant. Perish in eternal slumber.
Cthulhu
Inconsequential.. I see nothing but dust and ash filling the horizon.
Cthulhu
Come little beings, R'lyeh waits. Sleep and awake never again.
Cthulhu
You all live on a placid island of ignorance, in the midst of black seas of infinity.
Cthulhu
Gaze upon the abyss and despair!
Cthulhu
There are far worse things in this universe than myself, watching and waiting.
Cthulhu
You have heard my whisperings, your madness is my greatest gift.
Cthulhu to Baba Yaga
The Vigilant One, blind as ever. Had you seen this coming, you might have had a chance.
Cthulhu to Heimdallr
It is not about size, but how you use.. your strength.
Cthulhu to Jörmungandr
It seems you are well acquainted with eternal slumber as well.
Cthulhu to Kumbhakarna
Still a mere mortal. You should learn to fear that which you can not comprehend.
Cthulhu to Mulan
Without you there is no Olympus. I will drag it down to the bottom of the oceans.
Cthulhu to Zeus
I just like insane things. Is that a problem?
Cthulhu.
Sleeping beneath the sea within the heart of R'lyeh is Cthulhu, an alien god whose authority can cut through dreams and illusions...
Matt Wright

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Trivia

  • It is unknown if Cthulhu has any connection with SCP-2662.
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