The Great Cthulhu has awakened!
Cthulhu is coming soon to Smite: The Battleground of the Gods, to spread madness and fear.
Well for starters, he is the Great Dreamer and the High Priest of the Great Old Ones. He’s the gateway to a set of cosmic entities with unfathomable power and they’ve existed for aeons.
They want Smite’s Cthulhu to stay true to his literary depiction, while making him fierce and an intimidating monster, the iconic part of his modern interpretations.
Theme: Madness, Cthulhu’s visual appearance and powers is designed to inspire psychological horror in his enemies
Visuals: Monstrous, The recognizable octopus head sets up a clear template for the creature as a terrifying beast from the darkest depths of the ocean
Personality: Nihilistic, holds no respect for human life nor the gods of Smite. He sees them as insignificant beings whom are worthless within his universe
perspective: Fear, the Gods of Smite know nothing of Cthulhu. Which does scare them, but once they see him and begin to know what he’s capable of doing, they fear him more
In the Smite universe, Cthulhu will serve as a symbol of consequences for the Gods. In the game, the Gods are immortal and powerful. Thus, they rarely consider the repercussions of their own actions.
Smite’s Lore: the world has fallen to a strange magical corruption because of Persephone’s poisoning of the World Tree.
But, little does the Gods know that even as they’re rushing to subvert Persephone’s plan of destruction, far deadlier forces are preparing to rise and threaten the world. The Gods have triumphed over strength and power before, but can they triumph over the darkness hidden within their minds?
Their top priority for Cthulhu is the visual design, to ensure he was immediately recognizable as Cthulhu. While still adding a Smite twist, they want to make their own Cthulhu while not taking anything away from his historical depiction.
He has a strong description in the original works that they’re kept in high regard during his iterations. In addition, his popularity from modern adaption has added many more expectations for his character that they want to meet.
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