There were, in such voyages, incalculable local dangers; as well as that shocking final peril which gibbers unmentionably outside the ordered universe, where no dreams reach; that last amorphous blight of nethermost confusion which blasphemes and bubbles at the centre of all infinity—the boundless daemon-sultan Azathoth, whose name no lips dare speak aloud, and who gnaws hungrily in inconceivable, unlighted chambers beyond time amidst the muffled, maddening beating of vile drums and the thin, monotonous whine of accursed flutes; to which detestable pounding and piping dance slowly, awkwardly, and absurdly the gigantic ultimate gods, the blind, voiceless, tenebrous, mindless Other Gods whose soul and messenger is the crawling chaos Nyarlathotep.
~ The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath


Azathoth is the supreme being of H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos. Often referred to as the "Blind Idiot God" or "Daemon Sultan", it rests in the center of existence, eternally slumbering as a band of countless Outer Gods play horrid, chaotic music and dance around it. This music is performed in hopes of keeping Azathoth asleep, for all existence is no more than the formless monster's dream. Were it ever to awaken, there would be worlds nor gods, no more, and all would once again be Azathoth.

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Tier: 0

Name: Unknown (Its true name is unfathomable to mortals). Referred to as Azathoth

Origin: Cthulhu Mythos

Gender: Inapplicable

Age: Precedes all of existence

Classification: Unknown, Ruler of the Outer Gods

Powers and Abilities: Reality Warping, Omnipresence, Omniscience, Beyond-Dimensional Existence (Type 3)

Attack Potency: Boundless (All of existence is part of its dream, and will be destroyed when it truly awakens. This existence includes beings such as Yog-Sothoth, who embody all that is and isn't, also containing an infinite number of dimensionless, limitless beings who can control anything below them as they see fit. Even the lowest of these gods sees infinitely layered worlds with infinite possibilities and impossibilities as nothing more than a game without any rules.)

Speed: Omnipresent

Lifting Strength: Irrelevant

Striking Strength: Boundless

Durability: Boundless (Azathoth cannot be destroyed, as the concept of destruction, just like all others, exists only in its unfathomable mind)

Stamina: Infinite

Range: Irrelevant

Standard Equipment: Unknown

Intelligence: Appears "mindless", though is likely omniscient (Beings such as Yog-Sothoth, who are truly omniscient, are just a part of Azathoth's mind.)

Weaknesses: None notable

Note: Proof that all of creation is Azathoth's dream:

Out in the mindless void the daemon bore me,

Past the bright clusters of dimensioned space,

Till neither time nor matter stretched before me,

But only Chaos, without form or place.

Here the vast Lord of All in darkness muttered

Things he had dreamed but could not understand, While near him shapeless bat-things flopped and fluttered

In idiot vortices that ray-streams fanned.

They danced insanely to the high, thin whining

Of a cracked flute clutched in a monstrous paw,

Whence flow the aimless waves whose chance combining

Gives each frail cosmos its eternal law. “I am His Messenger,” the daemon said,

As in contempt he struck his Master’s head.

~ XXII. Azathoth


Every God in Mythos is descended from him, including Yog-Sothoth (Cthulhu Mythos), meaning he precedes the concept of existence itself.

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