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"The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown." - H.P. Lovecraft

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*This article or section contains information based on sources from Mythos Inspired Works, and while share similar themes and tropes of the Mythos, share any common "elements" with the Mythos, or generally considered a part of the Mythos proper.

H.P. Lovecraft and his mythos have had a significant influence on later works in a wide variety of media. The following is a non-comprehensive list of works that, while not direct adaptations of Lovecraft's works, contain references, allusions or themes that have their origin with Lovecraft, or appear likely to have been inspired by his fiction.

Film AdaptationsEdit

  • The Haunted Palace (1963) Roger Corman adaptation of "Charles Dexter Ward", starring Vincent Price
  • The Evil Dead series has the necronomicon as the primary source of evil in the films
  • Re-Animator series (all starring Jeffrey Combs ) Re-Animator (1985) is a black-comedy retelling of the original story. Bride of Re-Animator (1989) starts off with the war chapter of the original story before veering off into The Bride of Frankenstein territory. Beyond Re-Animator (2003) follows Herbert West as he continues his experiments on prison inmates.
  • From Beyond (1986) One of Stuart Gordon's Lovecraft adaptations, it faithfully recounts the short story in the prologue and then continues the story.  Starring Jeffrey Combs.
  • Forever Evil (1987) Evil-Dead inspired romp with some call outs to Yog Kothag and others.
  • Transylvania Twist (1989) Roger Corman executive-produced this Jim Wynorski effort.  Dexter Ward is sent to retrieve The Book of Ulthar from the Arkham Library to prevent the summoning of the Evil One.
  • Resurrected The Resurrected (1991), an adaptation of "The Case of Charles Dexter Ward"
  • Necromicon (1993) Short horror anthology with Lovecraft himself, played by Jeffrey Combs, reading from the Necronomicon to provide the wraparound story.
  • In the Mouth of Madness (1994) In director John Carpenter's homage to Lovecraft and Stephen King, an insurance investigator (Sam Neil) searches for a famed horror writer.  He stumbles across the writer's fictional town and a plot to assist the Old Ones in reclaiming the world.
  • The Thing by John Carpenter can be argued to be Lovecraftian in theme.
  • Prince of Darkness (John Carpenter)
  • Cigarette Burns (John Carpenter)
  • AM1200
  • Dagon (2001) Innsmouth is relocated from New England to Spain in this retelling of The Shadow over Innsmouth.
  • The Call of Cthulhu (2005) (H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society) a silent movie
  • Cthulhu (Dan Gildark 2007) Loosely based on The Shadow Over Innsmouth
  • Prometheus (Ridley Scott, 2012)
    • The premise of the film, in which a team of scientists seek out humanity's extraterrestrial creators, is fundamentally similar to At the Mountains of Madness, which also involves an expedition to an abandoned city belonging to aliens responsible for humanity's creation.
  • Hellboy (Guillermo Del Toro)
    • The Ogdru Jahad, the malevolent godlike beings that are the main antagonistic force in the film, are depicted as massive tentacled entities residing in space, much like many Cthulhu mythos deities. 
  • Mountains of Darkness (Guillermo Del Toro; unproduced)
  • Laokoon (1970)
  • The Void
  • H.R. Giger's works such as Alien
  • The Birthday (2004)
  • Event Horizon (1997)
  • Stuart Gordon's works
  • The Chilean horror movie Chilean Gothic (2000) is loosely based on "Pickman's Model", where a private detective searches for Pickman in the Island of Chiloe in the south of Chile, whose mythology is full of monsters and grotesque creatures.
  • In 1981, Austinite Cathy Welch created a short, thirty minute version of "Pickman's Model". The basic story was preserved, with the tale of Thurber's night at Pickman's being relayed by him to his skeptical girlfriend.
  • A 13-minute short film version of Nyarlathotep (2001), directed by Christian Matzke. It was re-released on DVD in 2004 as part of the H. P. Lovecraft Collection Volume 1: Cool Air.
  • The Cabin in the Woods
    • The Ancient Ones, massive hibernating god-beings that require human sacrifices to be kept dormant, are thematically similar to the Great Old Ones of Lovecraft's fiction.

TVEdit

  • Night Gallery - contains several direct adaptions of his work
    • In 1972, adapted "Pickman's Model". In the TV version, the character of the narrator in the short story becomes a woman (Louise Sorel) who has fallen in love with Pickman (Bradford Dillman).
  • True Detective (Season 1) has Lovecraftian aspect with its Southern Gothic tone and degenerated cults.
  • The Real Ghostbusters (had two Lovecraft based episodes
    • Season 2, episode 41 "The Collect Call of Cathulhu"
      • The Necronomican, Spawn of Cathulhu*, a Shoggoth and Cathulhu itself all appear in this episode.
      • The writer with arcane knowledge who helps the team is named 'Alice Derleth' - a reference to August Derleth.
      • Professeur Clark Ashton is named after Clark Ashton Smith.
      • The Necronomican is returned to the Miskatonic University in Arkham.
      • Ray gets help from an old friend called Howard - a reference to Robert E.Howard.
      • The Ghostbusters get a clue how to kill Cathulhu from an old copy of 'Weird Tales'.
      • The episodes writer, Michael Reaves, has written some Mythos short stories: 'Red Clay' (which was part of the 'Children Of Cthulhu' collection) and 'The Adventure Of The Arab's Manuscript' (which appeared in 'Shadows Over Baker Street').
  • Babylon 5
    • Series creator, J. Michael Straczynski, is fan of Lovecraft (and wrote one of the Lovecraft inspired Ghostbusters episodes)
    • The show is littered with references to the "first ones", ancient and awesomely powerful aliens far beyond humanitie's understanding.
    • He also introduced a Cthulhu like race called Pak'ma'ra
    • He used the name Charles Dexter for a character who has both a good and evil side (the good side being called Charles)
  • The Justice League animated series had an episode called "The Terror Beyond" involving tentacled sea monsters breaching our dimension and the team must cross over to attack the other worldly beings where they live.
  • The Adult Swim show Rick and Morty also features Cthulhu in the title sequence.
  • On the Disney Show "Gravity Falls" Season Two Episode "Weirdmaggedon Part One" Cthulhu made a cameo
  • On the show "Rick and Morty", Cthulhu makes an appearance at the end of each episode's opening sequence.
  • "South Park" featured Cthulu in the "Coon and Friends Trilogy", where Cartman (in his Coon persona) allies with Cthulu to wreak havok on the world, and Kenny learns that Cthulu is responsible for his constant death/rebirth
  • Stranger Things
  • "Supernatural" featured Zeboyd Game Cthulhu Saves the World Season six Episode twentyone.
  • Demonbane - adaptation of a Japanese eroge based on the Cthulhu mythos.
  • Haiyore! Nyaruko-san - Nodens makes an appearance as an old man. Night-gaunts also make an appearance too.
    • 2009: nine episodes of 3-minute OVAs called Haiyoru! Nyaruani
    • 2010: twelve episodes of 5-minute TV shorts called Haiyoru! Nyaruani: Remember My Mr. Lovecraft
    • 2012: twelve episodes of 25-minute full TV episodes called Haiyore! Nyaruko-san
    • 2013: twelve episodes of 24-minute full TV episodes called Haiyore! Nyaruko-san W
    • 2015: Haiyore! Nyaruko-san F

Prose Edit

  • In the novel Kraken by China Mieville, the plot revolves around a preserved specimen of a giant squid, revered as a god by a doomsday cult. This echoes Cthulhu and his cult, which also is focused on the end of the world.
  • The Fisherman (John Langan)
  • Revival (Stephen King)
  • Jerusalem's Lot (Stephen King)
  • N (Stephen King)
  • Storm of the Century (Stephen King)
  • In Stephen King's The Stand and his Dark Tower series of books, the character Randall Flagg was known (among many other names) as Nyarlathotep. His short story "Crouch End" features the name spelled "Nyarlahotep". In The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower, a fictional version of King himself mentions Nyarlathotep.
  • The Wrath of the Grinning Ghost by children's horror writer Brad Strickland used Nyarlathotep as the main antagonist
  • A children's book called Where is my Shoggoth?
  • Nyarlathotep is a student in Harry Turtledove's short story "The Genetics Lecture."
  • The Book of the SubGenius briefly mentions an entity called "Nyardim Thothep"
  • Pulp novelist Barry Reese uses Nyarlathotep in several of his Rook Universe stories. Nyarlathotep appears in "Kingdom of Blood" and "The Gasping Death". Nyarlathotep also appears under the guise Mr. Blackman in the short story "The Great Work" which was printed in both Thrilling Adventures and the fifth edition of Startling Stories
  • In A Night in the Lonesome October by Roger Zelazny, Nyarlathotep and other gods are referred to and are part of the main plot.
  • In the novel The Arcanum, a case involving Nyarlathotep is said to have been solved by Lovecraft himself.
  • Nyarlathotep appears in the novel Johannes Cabal: The Fear Institute, by Jonathan L. Howard, as a main antagonist, in the guise of Fear Institute member Gardner Bose.
  • Fear (L Ron Hubbard)
  • Shadows over Baker Street
  • A Study in Emerald (Neil Gaiman) - Available for free on his site as well as an audio book read by Gaiman.
  • A Song Of Ice and Fire (George R. R. Martin) has Lovecraftian hints in its lore.
    • The Black Goat of Qohor is a nod to Shub-Niggurath, the Black Goat of the Woods with a Thousand Young.
    • The Drowned God is a nod to Cthulhu and Dagon.
    • Carcosa
    • The Many Faces and Nyarlathotep
    • Martin published a short story pitting Jaime against Cthulhu on his blog.
  • A series of light novels in Japan started in 2009 called Haiyore! Nyaruko-san about Nyarlathotep, amassing 9 volumes by 2012.
  • Nyarlathotep appears as a character in Magical Girl Lulu R'lyeh in the guise of Megumi Urushiharao, an air-headed Japanese teacher.

ComicsEdit

  • Fatale (Ed Brubaker)
  • Alan Moores Yuggoth Cultures And Other Growths, Neonomicon and Providence (Alan Moore)
  • Fell (Warren Ellis)
  • Locke & Key (Joe Hill) - A town called Lovecraft, Massachusetts.
  • H. P. Lovecraft's the Hound and Other Stories (Gou Tanabe)
  • Sunless Sea
  • Macabre Massachusetts by comic artist Victor Laube contains many references to H. P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu mythos.
  • The Thanos Imperative event and its Many-Angled Ones, including Shuma-Gorath.
  • Hellboy and other Mike Mignola's works
  • The Goon
  • The "Ogdru Jahad", antagonists from Mike Mignola's Hellboy comic book series, are partially inspired by Lovecraft's "Great Old Ones."
  • Horror Mangas by Junji Ito, notably Uzumaki, have Lovecraftian aspects.
  • The comic book series The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen by Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill, set in a universe where many characters from popular fiction co-exist, Cthulhu has been referenced, although his name has been spelled "Kutulu", and a character has misheard his name as "cool Lulu".
  • In Bruno the Bandit, one of the denizens of the demon world is "Shub-Megawrath", a goat-like blob creature with a thousand children (1001, if you count the croatoan clone of Bruno she created). The character is meant to be another of the Lovecraft references that occasionally pepper the strip.
  • Nyarlathotep is a French comic book by Rotomago and J. Noirel, literal adaptation of the homonymous Lovecrafts' short story.
  • Magic spells in the comic book Conan the Barbarian feature invocations to "Nyarla Thotep".
  • In Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Loki summons Nyarlathotep, "tearer of souls, ripper of flesh".
  • Nyarlathotep (also called Priest of the Ether, Chaos Made Flesh, etc.) is a character in the webcomic Friendly Hostility.
  • Ethan Kostabi in the Caballistics, Inc. series has been hinted to be Nyarlathotep.
  • In Unspeakable Vault (of Doom), Nyarlathotep regularly appears as what looks like a living tentacle with arms and legs.
  • Nyarlathotp is briefly featured, along with other Great Old Ones, in the dream world the lead characters visit in Roger Zelazny's A Night in the Lonesome October.
  • In Serenity Rose, Skarsdayle is the former lead singer of a band named Nyarlathotep.
  • Nyarlathotep appears at the end of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Black Dossier as an emissary sent from Yuggoth to negotiate a truce with Prospero of the Blazing World.
  • Nyarlathotep is the main antagonist in the Fall of Cthulhu series by Boom! Studios
  • Nyarlathotep is the true form of Space Hojo, one of the main characters in the webcomic Twisted Kaiju Theater.
  • Nyarlathotep is the primary antagonist of the Lovely Lovecraft web-comic.
  • Haiyore! Nyaruko-san manga adaption in May 2011 illustrated by Kei Okazaki began running in Miracle Jump
  • October 2011 illustrated by Sōichirō Hoshino, Haiyore! Super Nyaruko-chan Time began running in Flex Comic Blood.
  • In 1971, writer Roy Thomas and artist Tom Palmer adapted "Pickman's Model" for the Marvel Comics horror anthology Tower of Shadows (#9 Jan. 1971), reprinted in Marvel's Masters of Terror (#2 Sept. 1975).

Audio & MusicEdit

  • The Magnus Archives
  • H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society's audios
  • Blue Oyster Cult
    • The Old Gods Return from the 2001 album Curse of the Hidden Mirror.
  • The Great Old Ones (French Black Metal band): Al Azif (2012)
  • Shub-Niggurath (French band)
  • Shub-Niggurath (Mexican black/death metal band)
  • Shub-Niggurath is mentioned by the band Morbid Angel in their song "Angel of Disease".
  • Rage (heavy Metal band):
    • "Lost in the Ice" from the album The Missing Link
    • "In a nameless time"
    • "The crawling chaos" from Black in Mind. (seemingly about the destruction of the earth by Nyarlathotep)
  • Metallica (thrash metal band):
    • "The Call of Ktulu" on the 1984 album Ride the Lightning
    • "The Thing That Should Not Be" from 1986 Master of Puppets (eg. "crawling chaos")
    • "All Nightmare Long" from 2008 Death Magnetic
    • "Dream no More" from 2016 Hardwired... to Self Destruct.
  • deadmau5 (Electronic Music Producer) has made songs referencing Cthulhu and the sunken city of Ryleh
  • Iced Earth (heavy metal band)
    • "Cthulhu" on its album Plagues of Babylon.
  • Cradle of Filth (extreme metal band)
    • "Cthulhu Dawn", from the album Midian, based on his rising.
    • "Mother of Abominations", from the album Nymphetamine, begins with a mantra "Iä Iä, C'thulhu fhtagn".
  • Cthulu (local Heavy Metal band from Rochester, NY).
  • Black Dahlia Murder (death metal band) has a song inspired by the Call of Cthulhu titled "Thy Horror Cosmic."
  • Deathchain (death metal band)
    • "Cthulhu Rising" closing track of the album Death Gods.
  • Bejelit (Italian heavy metal band)
    • A song titled "Haunter in the Dark," based on the story of the same name, from their Bones and Evil EP.
  • The band Nox Arcana has a song titled "Nyarlathotep".
  • Congress (Belgian metalcore band) has a song intro titled "Nyarlathotep" on their Angry With The Sunalbum.
  • The band Darkest of the Hillside Thickets has a song titled "Nyarlathotep" on their album The Shadow Out of Tim. The songs lyrics are written entirely in Middle Egyptian.
  • The band Dream Theater has a song titled "The Dark Eternal Night" which is adapted from Lovecraft's writing.
  • The band Burning Star Core has a song entitled "Nyarlathotep" on their album The Very Heart of the World.
  • The band Nile has an album titled "Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka".
  • Flint Glass (Experimental electronic project) has an album titled "Nyarlathotep", all music on this album was inspired by the Cthulhu Mythos.
  • Hemlok (Rhode Island based rock band) has an instrumental entitled "Nyarlathotep" on their debut album Shades of Passing (2008).
  • Conan (British Doom Metal band) - The music video for the song "Foehammer" depicts Nyarlathotep.

Video GamesEdit

  • League of Legends
    • The champion Cho'Gath is named after Shoggoth.
  • The iLovecraft Collection (iClassics Collection)
  • Witcher (2007) - Dagon is a boss in the first game.
  • Chaos Code - Cthylla is playable in a young girl form, she is described in-game as Cthulhu's daughter and the queen of the sea, her attackas are named:
    • Phantom of Yog-Sothoth
    • The Hound of Tindalos
    • Wind-Walking Ithaqua Upper
    • The Ring of Papaloi
    • Tulzscha
    • Interstellar Flight Hastur
    • Game of Shoggoth
    • Flame of Fire Vampires
    • Shadow of the Dagon
    • The Black Goat's Sabbath
    • Incarnation of Darkness (summons Nyarlathotep)
    • The Call of Great Father
  • War in Heaven
  • Darkest Dungeon
  • Shadow Hearts - quadrilogy
    • Necronomicon
    • Lord Dunsany is playable
    • Codex of R'yleh
    • Shub-Niggurath appears as a boss in the 2005 Playstation 2 game "Shadow Hearts: From The New World", though its name is mistranslated as Jeb Niglas.
  • Eternal Darkness
  • Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth
    • An Xbox/PC game placing the player in the role of a police man investigating the strange occurrences involving Old Ones cults and mostly notable placing the player inside the Lovecraft short story the Shadow over Innsmouth.
  • Codename S.T.E.A.M. (3DS) - Randolph Carter appears as a playable character
  • Resident Evil 4
  • Quest for Glory IV: Shadows of Darkness
    • Avoozl is described as a Dark One
  • The Lurking Horror (Infocom)
    • Interactive fiction in which the player investigates weird happenings at G.U.E. University.
  • Alone in the Dark (I Motion)
    • The first game of this classic horror series is strongly based on Lovecraft.  Several tomes mention Cthulhoid beings and places, as well as appearances by the Deep Ones.
  • Shadow of the Comet (Interplay)
    • The first of what was supposed to be a series of "Call of Cthulhu" games, the player investigates the influence a fallen comet has on a town.
  • Prisoner of Ice (I Motion)
    • The player is a government agennt during WWII, thrawting a Nazi plan to raise Cthulhu as their weapon.
  • Dr Floyd's Desktop Games (Micropose)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
    • The Zombies map "Shadows of Evil" is large based on Lovecraft's world.
  • Fallout 3 - Dunwich House
  • Demonbane - a Japanese eroge based on the Cthulhu mythos, also adapted as an animated series. Nyarlathotep is the main antagonist trying to free its father Azathoth from the Shining Trapezohedron. It has taken on four named forms so far: Nya, an owner of a mysterious bookstore filled with dangerous grimoires, Nyarla, a maid to Augusta Derleth, Father Ny, the leader of the Church of Starry Wisdom, and the Tick-Tock Man, technology incarnate. It has also taken on the forms of an unnamed black man "from Egypt," and a talking black rat, among others. Its "true" form is depicted as a great shadow filled with fangs and claws and tentacles with three flaming eyes.
  • Quake
    • Featured Shub-Niggurath as the final boss, and levels such as the Vaults of Zin and The Nameless City. Sandy Peterson was a level designer.
  • Terraria
    • Many of the bosses in the game are named after some part of Cthulhu's anatomy, e.g. "Eye of Cthulhu", "Brain of Cthulhu".
    • The game's final boss, Moon Lord, resembles common depictions of Cthulhu.
  • Amnesia series (Frictional Games)
    • Amnesia - The player encounters deep wells containing invisible monsters known as Kaernk, which hop up and down in the shallow water at the bottom; this recalls the deep wells found in the laboratory of "Charles Dexter Ward", which contained barely-visible monstrosities that hopped up and down at the bottom.
    • Amnesia: Justine - the final gameplay sequenceconsists of a series of passages with cryptic messages scrawled in blood, some of which seem to be allusions to Lovecraft: "The pipers will call for us to dance," "the tattered yellow king shall dethrone," "from beyond it comes," and others.
      • Justine Florbelle's family heirloom is a "star shaped soapstone," remniscent of the star-shaped soapstones found by the expedition team in "At the Mountains of Madness."
  • Dead Space series (Visceral Games)
    • The Brethren Moons, introduced in Dead Space 3, are planet- or moon-sized extraterrestrial beings capable of telepathy; this trait, along with their tentacled appearance, recalls various Cthulhu mythos entities.
  • Mass Effect series (Bioware)
    • The main antagonists of the series, the Reapers, are gigantic cephalopod-like machines whose very presence induces mental disturbances in organic beings, in much the same way that many Cthulhu Mythos entities induce insanity in human victims. The Reapers repeatedly describe themselves as being "beyond the comprehension" of mortal beings. They are also known as "The Old Machines," recalling the titles of "Old Ones" and "Elder Things" in the mythos.
    • A recording made by a scientist on a derelict Reaper describes the hulk as "a dead god that still dreams," echoing the phrase, "in his house at R'lyeh dead Cthulhu waits dreaming."
    • Their creators, the enigmatic Leviathans, are similarly Cthulhu-esque in that they resemble squids, and can control or destroy the minds of lesser beings.
  • The Elder Scrolls series (Bethesda Softworks)
    • Hermaeus Mora, the Daedric Prince of Knowledge and Fate, is depicted as an amorphous floating mass of eyes and tentacles in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, much like common representations of Yog-Sothoth. His sphere, the keeping of forbidden knowledge, is also much in keeping with Lovecraftian themes of there being knowledge about the universe mankind is not meant to know. His minions, the tentacled Seekers and amphibious Lurkers, are remniscent of Cthulhu and the Deep Ones, respectively.
    • Dagon quest in Oblivion
    • Character Sheogorath is named after Shoggoth.
    • Mehrunes Dagon appears in Oblivion and Skyrim
  • Quake series
    • The final boss of Quake, the first game in the series, is named Shub-Niggurath.
  • Half Life
  • The Secret World...
  • Delta Green
  • Demon's Soul (From software) - Notably the Old One
  • Bloodborne (From software)
    • The Hunter's Dream and the Nightmares can be linked to Lovecraft's Dream Cycle
    • The world is influenced by Great Ones, which are similar to the Great Old Ones
    • A boss called Ebrietas has a striking resemblence to Cthulhu (or Cthylla due to it being a female).
    • The Old Hunters DLC has the Fishing Hamlet village for which the lore is basically a rendition of "The Shadow Over Innsmouth".
    • "The Moon Presence" was likely inspired by and modeled after Nyarlathotep.
    • The Brain of Mensis was inspired by Shoggoths.
    • Rom the vacuous spider, besides her face, looks very similar to how Atlach-Nacha is described.
  • Terraria introduce the Moon Lord boss in its 1.3 update, who has been said by the creator of the game to be Cthulhu's brother.
  • Cthulhu Saves the World (Zeboyd Games) the player plays as Cthulhu himself on a quest to reclaim his power.
  • World of Warcraft
    • There are beings known as the "Old Gods" evil immortals who corrupted the world of Azeroth in ancient times. Two of these gods are named "C'thun" and "N'zoth" who are based from C'thulu.
  • Dead by Daylight's lore is Lovecraftian, notably the "Entity"
  • Arkham Files (Fantasy Flight Games)
  • Eldritch Horror!
  • Call of C'thulu
  • The Secret World Legends
    • Dreaming ones
  • Silent Hill game series 
  • Payday 2 has an infamous mask named "Cthulhu", based off the creature of the same name. 
  • Grand Theft Auto V has a mask shop on the beach that sells masks modeled after Cthulhu's head. 
  • PC and console game "Smite" possesses a god named Ah Muzen Cab and he has a possible skin resembling C'thulu.
  • The board game "Smash Up" has an expansion centred around the Cthulhu Mythos
  • Evolve features two playables monsters: the Kraken and the Elder kraken, that are based on Cthulhu.
  • Shub-Niggurath makes an appearance as the main villain in the online PC game Arcane 2: The Stone Circle.
  • In the PC game Night in the Woods, an entity known as the "Black Goat" plagues the dreams of the main character, who later encounters a cult dedicated to it and the supposed bottomless pit that it resides in.
  • Nyarlathotep appears in the Persona series of PlayStation games as a god symbolic of the destructive potential of Carl Jung's collective unconscious, although, thus far, he only plays a significant role in the first title, and both parts of the second title.
  • "Nylonathatep, the laddering horror" in the Discworld game Discworld Noir.
  • Nyaralathotep as the Thing Outside Time and Space in the trading card game Hecatomb.
  • Nyarlathotep as Outer God Nyarla in the trading card game Yu-Gi-Oh.
  • In the Derelict campaign mod of the game FreeSpace 2, the Nyarlathotep is the designation of a Shivan Lucifer class destroyer which was found floating in subspace for centuries.
  • His name and title (crawling chaos) is mentioned in "Ice Station Santa," the first episode of season 2 of the Sam and Max adventure game series by Telltale Games. When attempting to exorcize a demon, Nyarlathotep's name is one of the incorrect guesses of the demon's true name.
  • Nyarlathotep appears in Sundered as the player's guide throughout the story. later on he either becomes one of the bosses or your ally depending on your choices.
  • Scribblenauts series

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