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🔀 For the real world person, see Howard Phillips Lovecraft

This subject contains information from the "Lovecraft Circle" Myth Cycles, and while guided by HPL are not based on his work alone. This subject contains information from the Expanded Cthulhu Mythos, and not based on H.P. Lovecraft's works directly. 🐙 The fictional version of Howard Phillips Lovecraft has appeared in various conflicting accounts, usually having a small role but he has been the protagonist in several. The earliest appearance in fiction was in 1979 in Heavy Metal Magazine.

He is the central character in the film Necronomicon: Book of the Dead where he is reading the tales in that anthology and his adventures serve as the linking sequences between each of the stories.

He has also appeared in "thinly veiled" form under pseudonyms such as Randolph Carter, Robert Otis Mather or "ROM" for short in the C.M. Eddy, Jr. unfinished novella Black Noon, a nameless "mystic" who is killed off horribly in Robert Bloch's The Shambler from the Stars, and named outright in Fritz Leiber's Our Lady of Darkness, as the ghost writer for the deceased black magician Thibault de Castries.

Innumerable pastiches have also put Lovecraft in the role of adventurer or even action hero, as in Richard A. Lupoff's Lovecraft's Book. More commonly he is portrayed in the role of sage or scholar. Post-modern pastiches have begun to accentuate his racialist outlook and in those works he has become a simplistic caricature.

Lovecraft is a descendant of the Great Old Ones. (HPL: Family tree of Azathoth)

He had penned stories such as The Shadow Over Innsmouth, not as works of fiction but documentary works based on his own experiences and as documentation of others' experiences.

Lovecraft's mind met with Master Magician Aleister Crowley's in Sumeria, both being Prophets and Forerunners of a New Aeon of Man’s history. (EXP: Simon Necronomicon)

Other Appearances

  • Shadow Hearts: From the New World: features a visit to the fictional Arkham University, based in Boston, Massachusetts. Lovecraft appears as a professor at the university, conjuring up demons for the heroes to fight at their request.