Trouble with memory. I see things I never knew before. Other worlds and other galaxies... Dark... The lightning seems dark and the darkness seems light... (...) What am I afraid of? Is it not an avatar of Nyarlathotep, who in antique and shadowy Khem even took the form of a man?
~ Excerpt from the diary of the late Robert Harrison Blake


Nyarlathotep, also known as the Crawling Chaos, is the messenger of the Outer Gods. While most Outer Gods appear to have little to no semblance of human-like personality, Nyarlathotep houses a malign intellect, intent on putting its knowledge to the most despicable uses possible.

Powers and Stats

Tier: Varies, The strongest are 1-A1-A

Name: Nyarlathotep, the Crawling Chaos

Origin: Cthulhu Mythos

Gender: Irrelevant, varies depending on form

Age: Beyond all concepts of time

Classification: Outer God, Messenger and Soul of the Outer Gods, Child of Azathoth

Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Invulnerability, Abstract Existence (Type 1), Reality Warping, Omniscience, Shapeshifting, Madness Manipulation, Illusion Creation, Telepathy, Immortality (Types 1, 3 and 10), Regeneration (Low-Godly), Matter Manipulation, Elemental Manipulation, Conceptual Manipulation (Type 1), Chaos Manipulation, Acausality (Type 5), Higher Dimensional Manipulation, Void Manipulation, Darkness Manipulation, Large Size (Type 11), Beyond-Dimensional Existence (Type 2), Dimensional Travel (Capable of freely traversing every plane of existence), etc.

Attack Potency: Varies depending on the avatar. The strongest are Outerverse level (One of Nyarlathotep's avatars took a mortal to the throne of Azathoth, which resides vastly beyond dimensional space. Another of his avatars, the Black Man, would take those who served him to "the throne of Azathoth at the center of ultimate Chaos", which as shown in other stories, is a place incomprehensibly beyond the confines of dimensional space and reality.) | Outerverse level (Just like all the other Outer Gods, he exists beyond the "archetypal infinity" of dimensional space and other such confines. Even the numerous avatars he can effortlessly create are able to vastly transcend the concept of dimensional space should he so desire, and Nyarlathotep's true form is an untold amount greater. Should transcend his avatars as much as his avatars transcend basic undimensioned creatures like the stronger Great Old Ones.)

Speed: Varies depending on the avatar. The strongest have Irrelevant speed | Irrelevant

Lifting Strength: Varies. The strongest avatars have Irrelevant strength | Irrelevant

Striking Strength: Varies. The strongest avatars have Outerversal strength | Outerversal

Durability: Varies. The strongest are Outerverse level (Some of the avatars are completely unbound from reality. The Black Pharaoh took an attack from Nodens, another dimensionless being, and was merely surprised it was able to kill his pets.) | Outerverse level (Even some of Nyarlathotep's avatars have been shown to vastly transcend infinite dimensional existence, and Nyarlathotep's true self is infinitely superior to them by an unknown degree, making it nigh-impossible to truly affect. Its nature as the "soul and messenger of the Outer Gods" makes it virtually impossible to actually destroy.)

Stamina: Varies among avatars, though most have limitless stamina | Limitless

Range: Varies | Outerversal

Standard Equipment: Varies | Numerous avatars

Intelligence: Varies. Some avatars seem to be Nigh-Omniscient, while others are totally mindless | Nigh-Omniscient

Weaknesses: Certain avatars have specific weaknesses (for example, the Haunter of the Dark cannot stand light and can be driven away by it), while others do not have any notable weaknesses. | Subservient to Azathoth, and thus must grudgingly perform any task its master desires. Other than that, none notable.

Notable Attacks/Techniques:

  • Avatars: Nyarlathotep is able to manifest as a vast multitude of avatars. While the god's malign intelligence is behind all of them, each avatar varies greatly in appearance, power, and purpose. Some avatars are even worshiped as their own beings, the followers unaware that it is merely part of a much greater being. It is worth mentioning that the true Nyarlathotep never appears directly in the Mythos, and instead makes appearances through multiple avatars and different versions of himself. These range from avatars such as the Black Pharaoh, who simply seems to be Nyarlathotep's own personality and mind but interacting with reality as a lower shadow in a human form, and the Haunter of the Dark, an entity directly identified as one of Nyarlathotep's avatars, yet one that seems to lack any personality traits, whatsoever.

Key: Avatars | True Form

Note: Nyarlathotep's true self never appears directly in the mythos, and interacts with other characters via multiple avatars. While this makes it difficult to gauge the entities true power, it is likely comparable to the other Outer Gods and is obviously unfathomably superior to even its strongest avatars.


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