Nothing quite sends chills up my spine like ancient evil entities. They need not be explained; their powers and intentions are infinite beyond human knowledge. Even in the end of these stories the protagonist merely delays it, or wins a small victory over it. They may not be the "best characters/villains" but they certainly add an overwhelming oppressive atmosphere really gives tension to whatever fiction it is in.
I just want to hear from you guys, from literature to manga, film to video game, what's the most powerful and fearsome ancient evil in fiction in your opinion? Or just your favourite? And also, why?
Here are some I could think of:
- Cthulu (how could this not immediately come to mind?)
- Satan? Forces from hell? (Doom and most shitty B-movie horror)
- Sauron (LOTR)
- Reapers (Mass Effect)
- Cenobites (Hell Raiser)
- Markers? (Dead Space)
- Sith (Star Wars)
- Weeping Angels and the Silence (Dr. Who)
- God Hand (Berserk)
-Dwarf in the Flask (Full Metal Alchemist)
- Chaos (Warhammer)
- Burning Legion (Warcraft)
- Mehrunes Dagon, Dagoth (Elder Scrolls)
- Zhaitan (Guild Wars 2)
- Soul Edge (Soul Calibur)
Oh I can't think of anymore for now. They are all awesome.