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Godzilla Vs. Cthulhu by PaulHanley Godzilla Vs. Cthulhu by PaulHanley
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn! Nar Gojira kikassen o'uta bed'den, o'snappa!"

Translation: "In his house at R'lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming. And then Godzilla woke him up, and boy is he pissed."

No, not an IDW cover this time. This is a special piece for the 100th issue of G-FAN Magazine (yes, I broke my "no fanzine" policy again- my bud Matt Frank asked and it was the 100th issue- sue me). Check out G-FAN here: [link]

The idea for this has been kicking around for a while, ever since I saw a gag on Facebook where someone took the poster art for GODZILLA VS. THE THING (which features G fighting off a mass of green tentacles- which is odd, b/c his enemy in the actual movie was Mothra) and replaced the title with "GODZILLA VS. CTHULHU". So that got me thinking how that might actually look if done "properly"- so here's 'Zilla throwing down with everybody's favorite Great Old One off the coast of Innsmouth.

I like to think the guy on the cliff is played by Jeffrey Combs. One guess what book he's holding. :D
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elfmoon3 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Godzilla, you know why, cuz Cthulhu has never been in a fight or maybe he hasn't been in a fight in a while, I mean he was one of the old ones, and they discovered dark magic and used it against their superiors, and a war started, I guess that counts as a fight, but it was the only fight Big C might've been in, but it was like eons ago, and Godzilla has been in a bunch of fights and he's younger than Cthulhu, making him a lot more faster and stronger than the other, so Godzilla has the advantage, hell I even think Mothra would defeat Cthulhu, even her evil twin brother would beat Cthulhu, oh man, I hope someone can make a fanfic about this topic of a Japanese icon fighting a character of a horror story series created by a mad man, that would be awesome.
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NexusLight Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016  New Deviant
Godzilla would win.
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Ashofthewilliams Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2016  Student General Artist
bring it own scuba-steve! your ass is Asian cuisine!
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geoluvisi Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016   General Artist
Nice! I like the details and compostion.
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Motol Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016
Eh Godzilla has lived through black holes and being sent to hell

he's got this 
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ImSavage Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016
Wow that is awesome. Too bad Godzilla won't live to see another day after this fight
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EmmetEarwax Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
The second issue of CRYPT OF CTHULHU had a pic titled this as their cover. As there was no story in the issue, readers were annoyed, so eventually, a Gozilla vs. Cthulhu story WAS written and published.

It reads just like a typical Godzilla movie (not the reboot in which Godzilla is a menace like the first movie.).
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GalaxianDragon Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I really can't tell who would win. Sure, Cthulhu's power transcends time and space but so does Godzilla's luck. He has been erased from both time and space and came back from it. Oh well we can all settle on one thing, Godzilla would at least give Cthulhu a hard time.
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dhandler19 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016
Beautiful realization and visualization of Cthulhu. I always liked Godzilla, it's sad to see him in a doomed situation. He might as well be a promiscuous co-ed headed to summer camp on Friday the thirteenth. He's not leaving this in one piece.
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GalaxianDragon Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Well Godzilla manages to pull out of any situation. Don't count him out yet.
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hateuscausetheyanus Featured By Owner May 10, 2016
who ever wins we lose
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DragonofAzarath Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Would love to see this in a movie. Both are unstoppable gods of destruction.
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The-Nemian-Lion Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
The only Godzillas I see winning are gmk, 2000 and legendary
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GalaxianDragon Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
What about Final Wars or Burning?
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The-Nemian-Lion Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah those as well, how could I forget them! XD
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byrngarnet Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2016
I just made my own account to make it known that Draco Orwell did this battle in the latest chapter of his League of Extraordinary Gentlemen fanfic and it. is. awesome.
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ChangerOfWays42 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015
Interesting match up, but in the end i belive Cthulhu wins. Mostly because he is ancient god who will wipe out our civilzation in a matter of days, or hours.
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WOLFBLADE111 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Godzilla wins nuff said. :D
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undeadt-100 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
for those of you claiming godzilla wins this fight, you seem to forget that cthulhu is, for intents and purposes, a god from before the dawn of time, who's mere existence weakens reality. It is also worth noting, that what we see in the picture, is just a physical form he made for himself, so destroying it will not defeat him. And, just to add to it, cthulhu is not even the strongest of his pantheon, just the most popular one. And he would still be able to obliterate the planet just by acknowledging its existence.    
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Alphas900 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2016
And yet people seem to forget about Godzilla's immense power. He matched Thor in strength who would murder Cthulhu rather easily. Thor can lift a few sextillion tons and compared him to the Midgard serpent in both power in ferocity. The Midgard Serpent can wrap itself around Earth and crush it, and yet Godzilla was compared to it. Godzilla has matched and fought Gods, he's went through time before and fought the Olympic Gods and he went to hell before and kill Satan.
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undeadt-100 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017
Cthulhu is actually fairly hard to define power wise, due to that fact the all the authors who had their claws in him never spoke of them in much detail. Godzilla's powers also change, depending on which version of him you go with. Its why i called it a tie in another discussion, as there is no real way to properly compare them. Again though, people keep forgetting the the shell that lies in R'lyeh might not be his only one... 
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godjacob Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015
Cthulhu was injured by a sailboat. 

A fucking sailboat. Godzilla farts more destructive power than that. 
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undeadt-100 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015
and regenerated right back up after barely a second. the steamboat was supposed to symbolize how futile humanity's struggle against the old ones is, that there is nothing we can possibly do to stop them. it is also worth noting that the we only see the physical shell crafted for our planet. who to say there isn't something worse hidden away somewhere else in the solar system?
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godjacob Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015
This is a fight, not a philosophical debate. The fact is Cthulhu, not matter how "all powerful" he may be, has zero fighting abilities because he never actually fought anything. There is little we actually know of Cthulhu; one of the things we do know is that he can be injured and his injury came from just a sailboat. Godzilla can do far more damage than that.
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undeadt-100 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 25, 2015
if you read the book "a colder war" which is considered canon, then, once cthulhu woke up, they dropped multiple thermonuclear devices on it, and and big c just shrugged it of.  
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godjacob Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
Yet a boat injured it. I see that the great Cthulhu's feats are inconsistent; probably a result of "A Colder War" not being written by Lovecraft. Also Godzilla has tanked nuclear bombs as well; hell that is his dinner. 

On an unrelated note, I find the concept of Godzilla much more frighting than Cthulhu. Cthulhu represents a threat in the stars that would make humanity small and insignificant, Godzilla represents what humanity could and has done to itself. Nuclear destruction was and is a legitimate fear humanity has and Godzilla is a walking reminder of humanity's folly. 
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undeadt-100 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015
inconsistent could also be said about godzilla, but lets not go there. i say we call it a tie.
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godjacob Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015
Eh, whatever
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Cosmoboissy Featured By Owner Edited Feb 22, 2015
That is a good point, but godzilla is the king of the monster's after all
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WegaBlueSun Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
I like the abundance of suckers - even on the underside of Cthulhu's "hands", nice touch.
But that little hole on his belly, don't tell me that's his navel?
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PaulHanley Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Professional
I will TOTALLY tell you that's his navel.  Navels are fun- lighten up. ;)
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SacredSpirit123 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017
Now don't go telling me Chulhu's a mammal...
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WegaBlueSun Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015
Well, now you've done it, you've blown my mind! @_@
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Godzillafan964 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
I've noticed similarities to Godzilla and Cthulhu. Both are brought out by mankind's desire for more knowledge and power, both are worshiped by a sacrificial race of people(see Odo Island), both monsters embody powers that we humans can't understand. I think in order to make a good Godzilla story, you need to not only create human drama brought about by nuclear weapons, but also understand HP Lovecraft's style of horror. I don't think they did that in the original Gojira, but the film felt pretty similar to something Lovecraft would write about if he lived during the atomic age. 
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S3rpente Featured By Owner Edited Jan 1, 2015
Yeah, a crossover (done right) could be awesone, also both live in the depths of the seas.
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kennyscream10237 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
It'll always be Godzilla. Cthulhu is too weaker than Godzilla.
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doctor3uk Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014
Godzilla is King of the Monsters. Cthulhu is a space octopus with wings.The Big G will fip him a new one.
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TeBountyHunter Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*Godzilla holds Cthulhu's mouth open, Atomic Breath whirring* *FIRES THE FRIGGING ATOMIC BREATH INTO HIS MOUTH WHICH DECAPITATES HIM LIKE THE FEMALE MUTO*
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famma Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
Awesome! :D
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demonic111 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
Could you do Godzilla vs. Manda from Naruto?
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L1701E Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
I think the only safe place to watch this fight would be on the International Space Station...no wait, it's not far enough away. Nice work!
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KojinkaLuigiGodzilla Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If this were available as a print, I'd buy one to hang in my room.
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DragonRex1 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
Godzilla for the win.
Yeah, I'm saying that here and now. Why? Because Cthulhu may represent how we're so small... Godzilla is a different story. Plus, we've never actually seen Cthulhu do battle with anything. Not to mention we don't know if it's psychic abilities work on anything not human.
Plus, Godzilla is king of the monsters.
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notbobby125 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
Cthulu does have amazing regenerative properties, and Lovecraft did say nuking it would only wound it, and mean when he came back he would be radioactive.

However, the newest Godzilla took a nuke to the face and it didn't seem to even of left a scratch on him, and comes with a lot more offensive powers besides "rabid insanity."
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Leviathan0999 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
You, sir, rock like a thing which rocks very hard.
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topgun96 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
....all of my money...

ALL OF IT!!!!!!!!!!!
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s1cohen Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
Great job! Another good one would be Godzilla vs. a giant version of John Carpenter's Thing.
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Mothyreladygne Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
Nerd mode on

Put money on tentacle guy... fat chance
Im judging this objectively

Godzilla has brute strength

Cthulhu in other hand has brute strength. But he is not a brainless monster
He is intelligent, proven by his knowledge of magic and manipulation towards mortal
Cthulhu also has more manuever, wings and tentacle, and perhaps even summons

Oh. And if you said size does not matter. Its the biggest bullshit i ever had
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Alphas900 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2016
Godzilla is stronger and he's rather intelligent. He had a conversation, he asked why he should defend the humans when they're so scared of him. He can pretty much think like a human. In some cases of giang Kaiju fighting, size does matter, but what matters more is sheer power and Godzilla is much more powerful than any Kaiju really. He's fought them all, from giant Kaiju to mechs to even Gods. Hell, he killed Satan
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