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{{South Park character
 
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|image = [[File:MysterionRises68.png|270px]]
 
 
|name = Cthulhu
 
|name = Cthulhu
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|image = Cthulu.png
|gender = Presumably Male
 
|hair = N/A
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|gender = Male
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|race = Inter-Dimensional Being
|age = Has been around since 1926
 
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|age = Around Since 1926
 
|job = Ruler of Darkness
 
|job = Ruler of Darkness
|religion = Leader of Cult of Cthulhu
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|religion = Cult of Cthulhu
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|wikipedia = [[Wikipedia:Cthulhu|Cthulhu]]
 
|appearance = "[[Coon 2: Hindsight]]"
 
|appearance = "[[Coon 2: Hindsight]]"
|last = "[[Coon vs. Coon and Friends]]"
 
 
}}
 
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'''Cthulhu''' is a Great Old One (Gods of interdimensional origins), originally created by H.P. Lovecraft. He makes his first appearance in "[[Coon 2: Hindsight]]" and subsuquently appears in "[[Mysterion Rises]]" and "[[Coon vs. Coon & Friends]]".
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'''Cthulhu''' is a Great Old One (gods of inter-dimensional origins), originally created by author H.P. Lovecraft in his story, ''The Call of Cthulhu'''''. '''He makes his first appearance in "[[Coon 2: Hindsight]]" and subsequently appears in "[[Mysterion Rises]]" and "[[Coon vs. Coon & Friends]]. He enters the human realm and causes mass destruction. He also teams up with Cartman and is revealed to be the reason for Kenny's immortality.
   
==History==
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==Background==
 
In "[[Coon 2: Hindsight]]", when DP (formerly BP) drill a hole in the Gulf and accidentally reaches another dimension, they attempt to rectify the problem by drilling on the moon to change its gravitational pull on the Earth, hoping that this will solve the problem. However, all this does is make the problem a whole lot worse when it releases Cthulhu, a very large green tentacle headed monster with glowing orange eyes, massive wings, and long spindly arms, from his interdimensional slumber. A news reporter explains Cthulhu is expected to reign over the Earth in a dark period of around 3000 years, during which he would drive the world to madness and enslave humanity as members of his cults.
   
 
As he continues his rampaging in "[[Mysterion Rises]]", [[Eric Cartman|Cartman]] (dressed as the [[The Coon (character)|Coon]]) approaches the monster in New Orleans where he attempts to sway Cthulhu to be his ally and help him destroy his friends and former teammates, the [[Coon and Friends]]. Although Cthulhu takes enough time to listen (or at least observe) Cartman's rantings, he grows bored and attempts to leave, at which point Cartman manipulates Cthulhu by behaving overly cute. As a result, Cthulhu grows fond of him and proceeds to do Cartman's bidding. Cartman and Cthulhu proceed to rampage across the world, attacking all the things that Cartman alone deems evil (The Jewish People, San Francisco, Whole Foods, and Hippies).
In "[[Coon 2: Hindsight]]", when DP (formerly BP) drill a hole in the Gulf and accidentally reaches another dimension, they attempt to rectify the problem by drilling on the moon to change its gravitational pull on the Earth, hoping that this will solve the problem. However, all this does is make the problem a whole lot worse when it releases Cthulhu, a very large green tentacle headed monster with glowing orange eyes, massive wings and long spindly arms, from his interdimensional slumber. A news reporter explains Cthulhu is expected to reign over the Earth in a dark period of around over 3000 years, during which he would drive the world to madness and enslave humanity as members of his cults.
 
   
 
Their next act of course involves Cartman ordering Cthulhu to send Coon and Friends to dark oblivion. With his friends gone, in "[[Coon vs. Coon & Friends]]" Cartman and Cthulhu continued cutting a path of destruction, massacring [[Justin Bieber]] and his fans, until they are defeated by [[Bradley Biggle|Mint-Berry Crunch]], who had discovered his alien powers, and Cthulhu is sent back to its world, along with his demon armies, and the holes in the Gulf of Mexico are filled.
As he continues his rampaging in "[[Mysterion Rises]]", [[Cartman]] (dressed as the [[Coon]]) approaches the monster in New Orleans where he attempts to sway Cthulhu to be his ally and help him destroy his friends and former teammates [[Coon & Friends]]. Although Cthulhu takes enough time to listen (or at least observe) Cartman's rantings, he grows bored and attempts to leave, at which point Cartman manipulates Cthulhu by behaving overly cute. As a result, Cthulhu grows oddly fond of him, and proceeds to do Cartman's bidding. Cartman and Cthulhu proceed to rampage across the world, attacking all the things that Cartman alone deams evil (The Jewish People, San Francisco, and Hippies).
 
 
Their next act of course involves Cartman ordering Cthulhu to send Coon and Friends to a dark oblivion. With his friends gone, in "[[Coon vs. Coon and Friends]]" Cartman and Cthulhu continued cutting a path of destruction, massacring [[Justin Bieber]] and his fans, until they are defeated by [[Bradley Biggle|Mint-Berry Crunch]], who had discovered his alien powers, and Cthulhu is sent back to its world, along with his demon armies, and the holes in the Gulf of Mexico are filled.
 
   
 
==Appearance==
 
==Appearance==
Cthulu is a massive, interdimensional demon. He is massive, towering over a DP (formerly BP) drilling platform. He has two massive and long arms, with sharp talcons. He has two large bat-like wings on his back. He also has two clawed back legs. He has a long tail, similar to that of a prehistoric pterosaur. Its use seems to be to help his direct himself through the air. His head has to massive, yellow eyes, similar to that of a dinosaur's. Instead of a mouth, he has a large set of tentacles, that move whenever he "talks", or makes vocal sounds.
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Cthulhu is a gigantic, inter-dimensional demon, miles high. He is shown towering over a DP (formerly BP) drilling platform. He has two long, massive arms with sharp talons. He has two large bat-like wings on his back. He also has two clawed back legs. He has a long tail, which seems to be used to direct himself through the air. His head has two massive yellow eyes, similar to that of a dinosaur's. Instead of a mouth, he has a large set of tentacles that move whenever he "talks", or makes vocal sounds. Though his appearance alone can drive people insane, this is apparently not the case with everyone in the ''South Park'' universe, who react normally to his presence.
   
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<gallery widths="120" caption="Images of Cthulhu">
==Powers==
 
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Cth4.jpg|[[The Coon]] addressing Cthulhu in hopes he will join him.
As shown when he attacks the Gulf of Mexico, Cthulhu is truly a god, and is possibly the most powerful being in existence, (although he is still defeated by Mint-Berry Crunch). His powers include, but are not limited to:
 
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Cth5.jpg|Cthulhu terrorizing an oil rig as seen in the news.
*Godlike Strength: Cthulhu has enough strength to easily rip a massive Ferris wheel off of its hinges, as though it were made of paper, and hurls down upon unlucky humans.
 
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Cth6.jpg|Cthulhu sleeping with The Coon on his chest.
*Lightning Touch: Cthulhu can release lightning from his hands, which can completely incinerate a person in seconds.
 
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Cth9.jpg|Cthulhu killing [[Justin Bieber]] by squishing him between his fingers.
*Dimensional Travel: Cthulhu has shown to be able to make an enemy be sent to R'lyeh, his supernatural capital of his empire, by a wave of his hand.
 
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Cth10.jpg|Cthulhu getting tired of being pushed around by The Coon.
*Flight: Due to his massive wings, Cthulu can fly across large distances, such as the distance for the Moon to the Gulf of Mexico, in seconds.
 
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Cth7.jpg|Cthulhu flying as drawn in a comic book-style introduction.
*Demon Command: As shown by the wave of creatures that attacked the Gulf of Mexico, these were probably his servants, meaning Cthulhu has control over possibly trillions of demons, probably gained by his command of dimensions and his ferocity. The "demons" pouring across dimensions heavily resemble the "Elder Things" (also created by H.P. Lovecraft) from the Cthulhu Mythos universe, who actually work independently of Cthulhu, which may mean he is not in control after all. However, in the Cthulhu Mythos, he has command of a race called "The Star Spawn of Cthulhu" who, oddly enough, don't appear in South Park. Of course, considering how South Park often modifies whatever it parodies for humor, it's possible that those creatures ''are'' actually his servants in South Park.
 
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coon vs coon and ffriends 1.png|The Coon and Cthulhu destroying a synagogue in a comic book introduction.
*Immortality: In the original story "Call of Cthulhu" by H.P. Lovecraft, and "Trail of Cthulhu" by August Dereleth, Cthulhu would regenerate from any wound, up to and including a nuclear bomb. This is supported in the show when Kenny (as Mysterion) mentions Cthulhu being an immortal, and that only an immortal can kill another immortal. He also demonstrates the ability to survive in the vacuum of space.
 
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Cth11.jpg|Cthulhu teaming up with The Coon.
==Trivia==
 
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*Cthulhu was first described in twentieth century author H.P. Lovecraft's work "The Call of Cthulhu" which was first published in the Wierd Science magazine in the late 1920's and is arguably one of Lovecraft's most well known stories and has spawned many sequels including many written by seperate authors.
 
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Cthulhutoon-sp0.jpg
*It is possible that the reason that Cartman and Cthulhu get along so well is because both Cartman and Lovecraft (the creator of cthulhu) are anti-semites.
 
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Cthulhutoon-sp3.jpg
==Images==
 
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Cthulhutoon-sp2.jpg
<gallery captionalign="left">
 
Cth1.jpg|Artists Enterpritation of Cthulhu
 
Cth2.jpg|Silent Film inspired by the Book
 
cth3.jpg|H.P. Lovecraft - The Creator of Cthulhu
 
Cth4.jpg
 
Cth5.jpg
 
Cth6.jpg
 
Cth7.jpg
 
Cth8.jpg
 
Cth9.jpg
 
Cth10.jpg
 
Cth11.jpg
 
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
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==Powers and Abilities==
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[[File:MysterionRises64.png|200px|thumb|Cthulhu using his powers.]]
 
As shown when he attacks the Gulf of Mexico, Cthulhu is truly a god and is possibly the most powerful being in existence (or the most powerful creature ever shown in South Park), although he is still defeated by Mint-Berry Crunch. His powers include, but are not limited to:
 
*'''Godlike Strength:''' Cthulhu has enough strength to easily rip a massive Ferris wheel off of its hinges, as though it were made of paper, and hurls down upon unlucky humans. He also kills Justin Bieber by crushing his head between the index finger and the thumb.
 
*'''Lightning Touch:''' Cthulhu can release lightning from his hands, which can completely incinerate a person in seconds.
 
*'''Dimensional Travel:''' Cthulhu is shown to be able to make an enemy be sent to R'lyeh, the supernatural capital of his empire, by a wave of his hand.
 
*'''Flight:''' Due to his massive wings, Cthulhu can fly across long distances, such as the distance between the Moon and the Gulf of Mexico, in seconds.
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*'''Storm creation: '''Whenever Cthulhu is present, massive thunderstorms darken the sky.
 
*'''Immortality:''' In the original story "Call of Cthulhu" by H.P. Lovecraft, and "Trail of Cthulhu" by August Derleth, Cthulhu would regenerate from any wound, up to and including a nuclear bomb. This is supported in the show when [[Mysterion]] mentions Cthulhu being an immortal, and that only an immortal can kill another immortal. He also demonstrates the ability to survive in the vacuum of space.
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==Trivia==
 
[[File:cth3.jpg|thumb|200px|H.P. Lovecraft, the creator of Cthulhu.]]
 
*Cthulhu was first described in twentieth-century author H.P. Lovecraft's work "The Call of Cthulhu", first published in the ''Weird Tales'' magazine in the late 1920s. It is one of Lovecraft's most well-known stories and spawned what is known as the Cthulhu Mythos, a fictional universe upon which many subsequent writers have based their work.
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*Many references to the Cthulhu Mythos are made throughout the [[:Category:Superheroes Saga|Superheroes Arc]], including the depiction of the ''[[Necronomicon]]'', a fictional book from the Mythos, as well as the emergence of creatures resembling the extraterrestrial Mi-Go and other creatures described in Lovecraft's work.
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*Several scenes involving Cthulhu and The Coon are parodies of scenes from the 1988 film, "My Neighbor Totoro".
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*Cthulhu is one of two Lovecraftian deities to appear in South Park, the other is his grandmother [[Shub-Niggurath]]
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*H.P. Lovecraft was a fanatic for Greek mythology, that came as an inspiration for the creation of Cthulhu.
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==Prominence==
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*"[[Coon 2: Hindsight]]"
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*"[[Mysterion Rises]]"
 
*"[[Coon vs. Coon & Friends]]"
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*"[[South ParQ Vaccination Special]]" - Seen at the end celebrating the end of the pandemic.
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Latest revision as of 22:35, 15 May 2021

Cthulhu is a Great Old One (gods of inter-dimensional origins), originally created by author H.P. Lovecraft in his story, The Call of Cthulhu. He makes his first appearance in "Coon 2: Hindsight" and subsequently appears in "Mysterion Rises" and "Coon vs. Coon & Friends. He enters the human realm and causes mass destruction. He also teams up with Cartman and is revealed to be the reason for Kenny's immortality.

Background

In "Coon 2: Hindsight", when DP (formerly BP) drill a hole in the Gulf and accidentally reaches another dimension, they attempt to rectify the problem by drilling on the moon to change its gravitational pull on the Earth, hoping that this will solve the problem. However, all this does is make the problem a whole lot worse when it releases Cthulhu, a very large green tentacle headed monster with glowing orange eyes, massive wings, and long spindly arms, from his interdimensional slumber. A news reporter explains Cthulhu is expected to reign over the Earth in a dark period of around 3000 years, during which he would drive the world to madness and enslave humanity as members of his cults.

As he continues his rampaging in "Mysterion Rises", Cartman (dressed as the Coon) approaches the monster in New Orleans where he attempts to sway Cthulhu to be his ally and help him destroy his friends and former teammates, the Coon and Friends. Although Cthulhu takes enough time to listen (or at least observe) Cartman's rantings, he grows bored and attempts to leave, at which point Cartman manipulates Cthulhu by behaving overly cute. As a result, Cthulhu grows fond of him and proceeds to do Cartman's bidding. Cartman and Cthulhu proceed to rampage across the world, attacking all the things that Cartman alone deems evil (The Jewish People, San Francisco, Whole Foods, and Hippies).

Their next act of course involves Cartman ordering Cthulhu to send Coon and Friends to dark oblivion. With his friends gone, in "Coon vs. Coon & Friends" Cartman and Cthulhu continued cutting a path of destruction, massacring Justin Bieber and his fans, until they are defeated by Mint-Berry Crunch, who had discovered his alien powers, and Cthulhu is sent back to its world, along with his demon armies, and the holes in the Gulf of Mexico are filled.

Appearance

Cthulhu is a gigantic, inter-dimensional demon, miles high. He is shown towering over a DP (formerly BP) drilling platform. He has two long, massive arms with sharp talons. He has two large bat-like wings on his back. He also has two clawed back legs. He has a long tail, which seems to be used to direct himself through the air. His head has two massive yellow eyes, similar to that of a dinosaur's. Instead of a mouth, he has a large set of tentacles that move whenever he "talks", or makes vocal sounds. Though his appearance alone can drive people insane, this is apparently not the case with everyone in the South Park universe, who react normally to his presence.

Powers and Abilities

Cthulhu using his powers.

As shown when he attacks the Gulf of Mexico, Cthulhu is truly a god and is possibly the most powerful being in existence (or the most powerful creature ever shown in South Park), although he is still defeated by Mint-Berry Crunch. His powers include, but are not limited to:

  • Godlike Strength: Cthulhu has enough strength to easily rip a massive Ferris wheel off of its hinges, as though it were made of paper, and hurls down upon unlucky humans. He also kills Justin Bieber by crushing his head between the index finger and the thumb.
  • Lightning Touch: Cthulhu can release lightning from his hands, which can completely incinerate a person in seconds.
  • Dimensional Travel: Cthulhu is shown to be able to make an enemy be sent to R'lyeh, the supernatural capital of his empire, by a wave of his hand.
  • Flight: Due to his massive wings, Cthulhu can fly across long distances, such as the distance between the Moon and the Gulf of Mexico, in seconds.
  • Storm creation: Whenever Cthulhu is present, massive thunderstorms darken the sky.
  • Immortality: In the original story "Call of Cthulhu" by H.P. Lovecraft, and "Trail of Cthulhu" by August Derleth, Cthulhu would regenerate from any wound, up to and including a nuclear bomb. This is supported in the show when Mysterion mentions Cthulhu being an immortal, and that only an immortal can kill another immortal. He also demonstrates the ability to survive in the vacuum of space.

Trivia

H.P. Lovecraft, the creator of Cthulhu.

  • Cthulhu was first described in twentieth-century author H.P. Lovecraft's work "The Call of Cthulhu", first published in the Weird Tales magazine in the late 1920s. It is one of Lovecraft's most well-known stories and spawned what is known as the Cthulhu Mythos, a fictional universe upon which many subsequent writers have based their work.
  • Many references to the Cthulhu Mythos are made throughout the Superheroes Arc, including the depiction of the Necronomicon, a fictional book from the Mythos, as well as the emergence of creatures resembling the extraterrestrial Mi-Go and other creatures described in Lovecraft's work.
  • Several scenes involving Cthulhu and The Coon are parodies of scenes from the 1988 film, "My Neighbor Totoro".
  • Cthulhu is one of two Lovecraftian deities to appear in South Park, the other is his grandmother Shub-Niggurath
  • H.P. Lovecraft was a fanatic for Greek mythology, that came as an inspiration for the creation of Cthulhu.

Prominence