The Elder Things were the first alien species to come to the Earth, colonizing the planet about one billion years ago.
They are known to have warred against the Cthulhi, the Great Race of Yith and the Mi-go. Despite these conflicts, it was the gradual cooling of the planet during the last ice age that spelled their doom. Retreating to their undersea cities deep in the ocean, they would thereafter have no further dealings with the outer world. Their last surface city, located on a high plateau in the Antarctic, remains frozen in ice. The ruins of this city were discovered in 1931 by two members of an Antarctic expedition from Miskatonic University.
Powers and Stats
Tier: At least 8-C to 8-A | Unknown
Name: Elder Things, Old Ones, Elder Ones
Origin: Cthulhu Mythos
Gender: Likely Genderless
Classification: Aliens, Independent Races
Attack Potency: At least Building level to Multi-City Block level (Comparable to the Shoggoths and other races they have fought against) | Unknown (Completely repelled a Shoggoth rebellion, Were perfectly capable of warring against Cthulhu and his Star-spawn for numerous years). Can likely ignore conventional durability via "Atomic Disturbances" weapons
Lifting Strength: Unknown
Striking Strength: At least Building Class to Multi-City Block Class
Stamina: Likely high
Range: Melee range | Likely higher
Standard Equipment: Unknown
Intelligence: Varies (Mostly high, due to their advanced technology)
Weaknesses: They have lost quite some of their knowledge over the years
- Fought wars with the Cthulhi, the Shoggoths, etc.
- Were able to fight evenly with the Great Race of Yith, despite the latter likely knowing everything about their weaponry, tactics, etc.
- Flight: They have displayed the ability to fly on their own and absorbs a special nutrient that let them live without air, food or water, although they have lost this ability over time
Key: Base | With tech