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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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:icondarkdealer65:
Darkdealer65 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2018
who will win?

WHO CARES?! IT'S THE END OF THE WORLD!!
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:iconsonic2006fan:
Sonic2006fan Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Final Wars Godzilla, Is That You?
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PaulHanley Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018  Professional
I wasn't really aiming for any specific version (I don't really get hung up on that stuff the way most G-fans do)- but I guess the 2000 take was the main inspiration.
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TokuTrooper Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2017
An entirely new version of Godzilla would have to be made for this to be fair.
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MentalKase613 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2017
Cthulhu is basically a god, Godzilla is a freak of nature. Cthulhu hands down. Good job though.
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Dreali85 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2017
I love both but Cthulhu wins because he literally can't die and he can spawn babies that can eat battleships,so his kids 
will swarm Godzilla and devour also Cthulhu would shrug off G's nuke breath which is his deadliest weapon.:cthuluwoooo: 
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Scholarly-Cimmerian Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017
My money's still on Godzilla. He doesn't only have power, he has *experience*. I mean, has Cthulhu ever been in an actual fight?

Awesome picture!
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ElectricShock27 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Cthulhu can't be stopped 
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:iconscholarly-cimmerian:
Scholarly-Cimmerian Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2017
That's your opinion, and I respect that. I have no wish for any argument.
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:iconelectricshock27:
ElectricShock27 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 10, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
its not an opinion, its facts!
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Scholarly-Cimmerian Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2017
...I'm really not interested in having this discussion. You think Cthulhu would win, fine. Good for you. I'm just not interested in having this debate about two fictional monsters from wildly different backgrounds, okay?
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JoeRB Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Bah, even if you did argue with this bozo, you would have won anyway because he's never even read a story by Lovecraft. He'd just say the same crap everybody else says about Cthulhu which was never ever described or mentioned in Lovecraft's stories.
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Scholarly-Cimmerian Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Ah. You know, that doesn't surprise me at all...
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:iconelectricshock27:
ElectricShock27 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
disappointing I was ready to have an argument
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elfmoon3 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017  Hobbyist General 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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Loukilouk04 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017
Time and space don't count with Cthulhu. Eons or minutes are the same for him. Cthulhu is a danger only by his existence. Can't imagine what could be the results of him going into battle. Man, Big C can "destroy" minds only by whispering.
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elfmoon3 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Only the minds of humanity, Godzilla is a beast.
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Loukilouk04 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017
This physical form is not even his true form. But with this one, the fight could be pretty hard. Perhaps it will end like Gilgamesh and Enkidu : Hey, you're as strong as me ! INSTANT BFF !!
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elfmoon3 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
But cthulhu is evil, Godzilla is a good guy.....well he was bad on his first movie, but he changed into a good guy later on in the other movies.
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Loukilouk04 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017
Good Guy Godzilla XD

But Cthulhu is more frightening, we cant rationnally explain him
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:iconelfmoon3:
elfmoon3 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Whatever
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NexusLight Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016
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   Photographer
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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:iconelectricshock27:
ElectricShock27 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Cthulhu can't be stopped
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:icontimothyallman:
timothyallman Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
and HOW my friend
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:iconelectricshock27:
ElectricShock27 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Cthulhu travels through different demension's and destroys planets with no problem. Godzilla gets butt hurt trying to stomp on a moth, and has trouble destroying Tokyo. Nuff said
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timothyallman Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
HAHAHAHA mothra destroyed a planet busting meteorite with no problem 
and Godzilla tanked a city busting nuke and did not even flinch, the only reason Godzilla loses to mothra is she usually gets help,
not to mention one of his cells flew into space, flew into a black hole, came out a white hole, and was bombarded by super novas and was completely un-harmed, all that did was made it stronger and formed space Godzilla (who has that much power)
if u want to talk planet busting i know a few kaiju that are easily planet busting, in the Godzilla universe
not to mention burning Godzilla
and if u want i can put a non-canon form of the franchise super Godzilla 
cthulhu is about a grand king ghidorah level, or mabye even less

 
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:iconelectricshock27:
ElectricShock27 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Here's a clear difference. Cthulhu can't die but guess who has died, Godzilla several times
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timothyallman Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
just because cthulhu can't die does not mean he can't lose 
and im pretty sure Godzilla can do that 
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ElectricShock27 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Not to mention Cthulhu is over 1,000 feet tall while the 2014 Godzilla is 300 something feet tall and the original Godzilla was 100 something feet tall
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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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JoeRB Featured By Owner 3 days ago
So many people claim that Cthulhu is some kind of reality-bending god, but never show proof. Lovecraft never says anything like that. Never.
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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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:icongalaxiandragon:
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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ElectricShock27 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
nope
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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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JoeRB Featured By Owner 3 days ago
At no point does Lovecraft (the only author who matters because he MADE Cthulhu) ever claim that Cthulhu can bend reality like that. Cthulhu NEVER bends reality in Lovecraft's stories except telepathically transmitting his dreams across the world.

If Cthulhu can bend reality as you claim, then he wouldn't have fallen to sleep in the first place. If Cthulhu can wipe people from existence with a mere though, then he would have erased all of the Elder Things he fought in Lovecraft's story "At the Mountains of Madness" instead of just warring with them for ages.

And Lovecraft never says, even indirectly, that Cthulhu's presence "weakens" reality.
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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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