Cthulhu Gonfalon

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Cthulhu Gonfalon is a story about a man who woke up in another world. After a drink over his loss in a game, Sui Xiong ended up in the middle of the sea. Surprisingly, he now found out he no longer existed in a human shape but in a spirit state without any flesh. In order to survive and find a way to return to Earth, he then searched for a body to accommodate his spirit. After several confrontations with some creatures under the sea, he decided to settle for a jellyfish flesh. This Jellyfish was extraordinarily huge. With its tentacles, it caught others’ spirits to nurture its own power. In this world, Sui Xiong wasn’t only matchlessly powerful but he also had an ability to cast magic. With this gifted ability and combined with his knowledge from the civilized world on Earth, he could help a deceased person resurrect, change a person’s look, and do tons of other crazy things that he didn’t know.

As his journey to discover this world went on, he encountered many bizarre and mystic creatures along the way, who were Gods, Humans, Devil Beasts, Giant Dragons and lots of other undetermined organisms. Some of them might insanely worship him, while others hated him. Some might become his enemies. Some might end up becoming his teammates in the end. From a gamer on Earth to here, he became a God (even he himself could not verify this yet), had his own religion and even a church with a Holy Land to fight for justice.

What kind of world is this? What kind of existences might live in this world? What kind of secret this world owns? Can Sui Xiong return to Earth?

Keep on following the story to find out the answers for those questions.

Little explanation about Cthulhu: Cthulhu has been described in appearance as resembling an octopus, a dragon and a human caricature, hundreds of meters tall, with webbed human-looking arms and legs and a pair of rudimentary wings on its back. Cthulhu’s head is depicted as similar to the entirety of a gigantic octopus, with an unknown number of tentacles surrounding its supposed mouth.

Associated Names
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Tà thần tinh kỳ
Wicked God Gonfalon
邪神旌旗
Related Series
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Recommendation Lists
  1. Intelligent MC with good plot (CHINESE)
  2. What I read
  3. Accidental Gods
  4. Good CN

Latest Release

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10/25/17 Webnovel c114
10/24/17 Webnovel c113
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SimonsaysLOL
SimonsaysLOL rated it
July 7, 2017
Status: c12
I am personally a fan of lovecraft works and the phantasmal images of the dark world he molds, so I seriously question the legitimacy of Validtility review and his "love" of lovecraft. From what I read in the translated chapters and some of the raws I have say this novel isn't good, not terrible, just not good. The only thing it takes from Cthulhu is creature basic shape and name, has nothing to do with any kind of abyssal themes that come with a lovecraft creature, it's almost insulting.

The novel... more>> that comes to mind when reading this is "Crimson Dragon" another novel listed on novelupdates, it's not good either, really comes down to a dude who basically becomes Deathwing from WOW and does a bunch of the generic chinese MC stuff, the same is with this novel. Chinese guy becomes a already known monster and carries on in almost the same fashion as "Crimson Dragon".

If your reading this just forget the cthulhu thing and expect no relation to lovecraft and the story would be at most a 2.5/5, that's a.5 increase. Honestly I think I would have loved this story if it wasn't written as a chinese novel, if it was written in the same fashion as goblin slayer with the MC embracing his new form and would go on to bring madness and horrors to denizens of his new world and converting them, this novel would be awesome. Sadly it is a chinese novel and the derivative story writing and creation only ruins the interesting premise of becoming Cthulhu.

The MC in this is way too kind, too human, too much wanting to be human and it really hampers the story, imo would have been much better if he became the malevolent, somewhat apathetic to blight of humanity and godlike being that is Cthulhu. <<less
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piday
piday rated it
July 20, 2017
Status: c866
No idea why the translator decided to translate the title like this. The story and the original title has nothing to do with Cthulhu or Lovecraft mytho. The MC doesn't share any similarity to Cthulhu at all, in either appearance or actions: he is a green jellyfish for god's sake. The title 邪神旌旗 is more accurately translated to "Wicked God Gonfalon". 邪神 Is tricky to translate to reflect the meaning, the second character 神 means god/deity, the first character 邪 can mean evil, but can also denote something that's not... more>> following the (social) norm which seems more like what the author intended (not quite sure how to translate that to English in a non-clunky way, but I have seen people translated 邪仙 to "Wicked Immortal" so I do that same for 邪神). 旌旗 Gonfalon is sort of like banner/flag, so one way to understand the title is "Wicked God waving a banner (to serve as an inspiration for others) ", at least that's how I interpret it.

Onto the story itself, well, while this isn't the best novel from the author, it's better than the majority of the Chinese WN here IMO. The technical aspects of writing are great*: good flow, no plot holes, show don't tell. It has consistent world building and lots of character development, not just for the main characters but also for the side characters (which there are a lot). Overall, it's a fun read, always put a smile on my face and gives a relaxing feel. Sort of like how "Release that Witch" makes me feel.

Another thing that distinguishes this story is that the MC (and a lot of the characters) is a genuine good person. I would gladly be friend with someone like the MC, while I would not want to be associated with a lot of the MC's from other WN's. There is no protagonist-centerd morality bullshit. There is actually a meme among Chinese readers that this author is filled with "positive energy", such that all of his MC's are exemplary good samaritan, in stark contrast to MC's of other WN's.

A warning though, if you don't like a story that spent a significant portion (at least 20%) on characters other than the MC, then this story is probably not for you.

* Obviously it's not up to the standards of published novels but that's what happen when you have to churn out a chapter a day with no editor to help editing. But it's still better than a lots of WN, not that it's a high bar to pass I know ;) <<less
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SunsetChaos
SunsetChaos rated it
September 16, 2017
Status: c77
Honestly, I expected something else.

It was ok at first, in the ocean and all. But then almost immediately the MC left his territory and advantage, the ocean. He wanted to become a land jellyfish wtf. What we get is a giant flying jellyfish who immediately became OP, becoming a jellyfish god that fights other gods and factions, like the usual chinese novel. A good kind god, not some evil monster god.

Also, the title is misleading clickbait. The MC's name that he chose himself is Oscar. Fcking Oscar the jellyfish god.
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KnightofGlory26
KnightofGlory26 rated it
July 5, 2017
Status: v1c5
Ughhh... how to put this nicely?

Well the MC accepted his fate wayyy to easily, he just accepts it as it is, not even thinking he's delusional. Also this one part annoys me:

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Why couldn't he eat the whale? he is a spirit, so even if bigger animals can sense him they can't hurt him. he also doesn't need oxygen, so what is the worst being swallowed alive do to him? also if he's that close to the whale (inside it), cant he easily just eat its soul?

Also with the little fishes, he says "as I only have two hands I can only eat two at a time", this is bull sh*t because he is now a jelly fish, and he can't leave this body. so what hands is he talking about?

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anyway I might just not like it, give it a try as you may enjoy it! <<less
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watny
watny rated it
March 28, 2018
Status: c116
This novel is great, a little simliar to tensei shitara slime datta ken.

It's about someone who got reincarnated as some kind of spirit who gets stronger by devouring the spirit of other living brings. He learns from others that he is a god and he is on a journey to build himself a nation of believers by looking for people who could join his nation to be the foundation of it.

He is not like your typical Chinese character who likes killing for no reason.

This novel has a lot of potential... more>> too bad the translator didn't have time in her busy schedule in life. Also most readers didn't want to give her chance so they post some very harsh comments, so to her it wasn't worth it.

We have to remember that In life everyone doesn't start being very good at anything, In the beginning he or she suck but as time go on they get better. <<less
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DcDragon
DcDragon rated it
July 5, 2017
Status: c10
Excellent light novel similar to Tensei shitara slime datta ken but without the MC being slightly pig headed. Also simple summary MC dies becomes a spirt takes over jelly fish becomes similar to a slime with tentacles and eats weirdly. Ps ignore all but the first 3 sentances for a better summary than mine things below spoil the summary. Done.
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omgitsaray
omgitsaray rated it
August 7, 2019
Status: c1
First of all, Cthulhu is a made up fictionary character by an american author to resemble an octopus/dragon monster. The novel title is Evil/Wicked God Gonfalon so what does Cthulhu have anything to do with this novel? Based on this wrong title translation, how can I trust the content translation will be accurate? How do I know I'm not reading some Chinese translator guy making up his own story to pretend it's the author's work? Or he could be translating some paragraphs and skipping some, which I've caught translators on... more>> webnovel doing before... <<less
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maheusz
maheusz rated it
October 5, 2017
Status: c94
There should be 3, 5 stars not four, but it goes more up than down, so I'll leave it this way. What is the story? It's a path of a jellyfish who was reincarnated from our world. And then it suddenly became OP in the world where magic and gods are commonplace. Something like Death March, but without a harem. At least at the moment I'm writing (94th chapter).

Sadly most of the surroundings (religion, culture, politics etc.) aren't really explained or are explained and then changed. I.e. author (or translator)... more>> uses the bronze, silver, gold ranks and then forgets about it completely (it's used like two - three times) in order to judge people by low, medium and advanced level. And powerhouse level. Which is pretty confusing to say the least. There is also a lot of mistakes when it comes to wording and grammar (use of eugenic instead of euphoric cracked me up), but it's readable. The worst are parts where author writes about gods - and our jellyfish Oscar position in their hierarchy. I can't say if it's a problem with writer or translator. I.e.:

Spoiler

It is said that the gods can't really go to the mortal realm (true gods at least) and it's really hard for them to keep avatars in there so chances of meeting one are minuscule. And no god is s*upid enough to keep the avatar out in the world just because. And yet Oscar in one of the first chapters meets Savage God who is the main (true) deity of one system... weird.

Next one - Oscar is called by many gods and other creatures as a young God. But in one of the chapters he raves about being just a spirit from earth... which means he doesn't have the powers? Or did the translator/author meant that he 'feels like' nothing changed and people demand from him that he acts like a god?

Of these kinds of inconsistencies don't matter then it's all good.

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First characters are pretty one-dimensional, but the more story gets written the more they expand. In the end it's a solid novel which a comedy aspect and a rather interesting premise. The Cthulu in name is of course only for the show an publicity, but it did draw me to this place... so I'm not complaining. <<less
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Nvelist
Nvelist rated it
September 21, 2017
Status: c80
This is truly an amazing story, worthy to read. I don't really care about these low ratings faggots as they don't totally understand the story itself and at the same time based on its title they expected it is filled with horrors, gore, blood and darkness but in fact in this novel is the opposite. Everything is opposite from not Octopus like but a Jellyfish, his place is not unto the sea but in the land and air and his nature is not total evil like the name suggest from Lovecraft but a virtuous-justice-friendly being with extreme protection to his believers.

A God existence not sure about that of himself that unlike the other gods in the world he's transported who are basically fatten themselves (not literally) from their believers religious power he is much more a hardworking god that based of bringing justice and solidifying righteous upon the evil that contaminated the world. At first in the chapters he's mind was collective, patient and strategic but soon shifted upon becoming a God. I don't know why the author did that as he's action change into more reckless, shounen type character but still incredible. He as a Jellyfish God is talkative with so much proficient knowledge of Earth's history, tales, myths and legends that exalted to the people to his side whether its an opponent or friendly. Noting with philosophical words and also internet based off knowledge. A very powerful newbie ancient natural god who willing to not back down a fight against other Gods including Legendary Beast of Giant Dragons that is also equal power to Gods.

If anyone want to read this, read it as it really amazing. Don't listen to others low rated views. The translation need more work including the editing but still readable. This is where you find Cthulhu with a light side.
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Validtility
Validtility rated it
July 6, 2017
Status: c11
I love none-human main-characters stories and I love HP lovecraft and I love chinese novels. This is like a lovebaby of the things I love, so my grading is probably very biased.

Novel: 5 star. (Cthulhu Fhtagn!)

Translation: 4-ish stars. Very rarely do you have to sit and think about how some words are missplaced or a tiny word not translated right might make you miss some context. Just giving the scentence another look will often just be enough. So, overall it's very readable.

Length: 999 chapters (?) Unless I got the... more>> auto translate of the raw page wrong, it should be 999 chapters in the raw!? Do want...! <<less
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Downery
Downery rated it
April 22, 2020
Status: c50
Pure garbage. Actually started off as you would expect from something with Cthullu in the title. Man loses his body and leaves him semi emotionless and goes around eating things and stealing power.

Sees a bunch of death which doesn't affect him because becoming a body snatching spirit has numbed his emotions.

Then encounters some enemies which he kills in a Lovecraftian way through frightening them to death with a nightmare straight from a Lovecraft Novel.

Then out of nowhere he suddenly turns into Naruto, hates killing enemies now, forgives everyone and goes... more>> around screaming he'll become the next Hokage!

Had a good start but pretty much sh*t all over the story by turning the MC from a horror jellyfish into a retarded, forgive everyone wimp.

Pretty much made the entire start of the story pointless after building him up to actually be Cthullu esque.

Probably why translater used Cthullu in the title at first because it actually seemed like he would be a Lovecraft jelly horror. Even the actual translation of "wicked" wouldn't make sense now. <<less
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Mitsuo
Mitsuo rated it
December 5, 2017
Status: c116
I've just finished c116. Truth be told the only reason I even started reading this is cause of the name. I don't usually read Chinese novels, (mostly because I can't keep up with the names) but this one (aside from it's terrible translating & nonexistent grammar) was actually pretty good. I loved the whole idea of the story and the cliche (but interesting) developments. The story seemed to lag a bit during the first few chapters but then picked up the pace (straight to fifth gear).

It seemed as... more>> if the writer forgot to write many of the explanations and there were a lot of references that didn't quite make it through the translation (maybe it's clear to the native speaker). But just when I thought I was starting to understand the story, the writer seems to make developments and explanations that contradict the previous chapters. A lot of the things I thought were important ended up getting ignored completely after a few mentions.

Eventhough I complain about all these the story as a whole has a lot of potential. The translation seems to have come to a standstill since a month ago but I hope someone pics it up. <<less
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longshot3990
longshot3990 rated it
August 17, 2017
Status: c43
This is a very interesting and new concept that I have never read before. It's about a person going to another world and taking over a jellyfish's body and evolves it into a god over long periods of time. Now the MC "aka" God has to learn to be and act like an ACTUAL God. He has to face other gods in the planet and learn to start a new religion and get more followers while traveling the world.

So far 10/10 very interesting story. The MC is not too OP... more>> in the mind of most of the characters although he is a God in the first place. <<less
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Davros
Davros rated it
January 19, 2020
Status: c454
Hello, Davros Here. Following the releases, I decided to write about:

TAGS: Transmigrator. Strong from the Start. Political Anachronism.

A lot of negative criticism comes from the "mistake" in the translation of the title, forget that, the title "God" Gonfalon works better.

... more>> The battles of this story demand suspension of disbelief and a lot of imagination, don't expect science about Gods body here. Magic is Magic.

The story is divided between the main story with the MC. And Side quests with secondary characters to explain the world. There are several correlations between what happens in history and real-world situations, is Creative and Easy for new readers.

PLEASE, I REPEAT PLEASE SPOILER PART IS NOT A CRITICISM BUT A DESCRIPTION OF THE STRUCTURE THAT GUIDES THE MC FOR THE MAIN STORY.

Spoiler

Forget the side story, forget the magic, transmigration, and the MC.

The main story is a World in cruel Feudalism, with elements of RPG and magic don't ask why.

MC's mission is to convert the world into a utopian republic system with social welfare as its goal.

This is a story about Marx's criticized natural social evolution with Gods.

Cruel Feudalism > Still Cruel Capitalism > The Republic Socialist (with social welfare) :D Like China.

Forget the Leaders, Politicians and time need for all this the MC is God, smash your enemies with magic.

The whole story is about a political huge anacronism, with a Chinese model citizen, who is a God, he built a utopian country with his God power, but he does not admit that it is a theocracy.

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Raneday
Hibiki
August 14, 2017
Status: c41
So far I can't say that it's one of the good novel here on NU, but t it's not a bad one either. As of now the novel is still in it's infancy stage and what I could say rn is that the author has done a good job on his/her background and pacing of the story. The characters are also likeable unlike the usual CN that I usually read where "My rule is everything so f*** off" Mc's. The MC here is more like follow the give and take... more>> relationship and he has his own beliefs that are more realistic compared to the other ones

Well I hope that the story will continue on this path and hope you guys will also enjoy it. <<less
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