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Fan Theories and Suggestions
- Why and how would a Dark One infest and make use of a humanoid body? It seems that they must have evolved/been created in conjunction with some sort of humanoid being similar enough to humans for the Dark Ones to (imperfectly) adapt themselves to human bodies - perhaps some humanoid alien being dwelling deep inside Ymir, where it is raised like rare, prized horses for the Dark Ones to infest and ride through the dark tunnels of that icy world....
- The Dark Ones may prize inhabiting and re-animating the long-preserved bodies of men drowned in peat bogs, as these bodies last longer; such bodies are covered in loose, leathery skin tanned to near blackness by tannin in the bog water, and may appear wrinkled and emaciated, resulting in descriptions of the Dark Ones as "skinny" and "twisted" black Dwarfs or Elves. (Cthulhu Dark Ages)
- The Dark Ones are not especially civilized, wise or intelligent, except when guided by Nyarlathotep or other clever and charismatic leaders; they live like vermin and parasites when left to their own devices. Inspired by Nyarlathotep, the Dark Ones create many strange and sinister treasures and wonders of art, magic, and science. (Cthulhu Dark Ages)
- Ymir was said to have been slain or destroyed by three other gods: Odin, Vili, and Vé ("faith" or "prophecy", "will", and "devotion" or "obedience"). The other "gods" might literally be Elder Gods, or they might be worlds which fought Ymir to death and destruction in an interplanetary conflict. (Y.Whateley, based on Scandinavian mythology)
- The home world of the Dark Ones is Ymir, actually the body of a slain "god" or "Great Old One" - a formerly living "planet" covered in alien flesh around a skeleton of stone - which in life gave asexual birth to other monstrous gods from its "armpits", the cavities between its tentacles/arms/legs and its body. Ymir's corpse now drifts in space, a dead-but-dreaming, frozen, radioactive, bombed-out ruin erratically orbiting seven dying suns and crawling with its faithful "maggots", the Dark Ones, who have made their god's corpse their hellish, frozen paradise, building great wonders and terrors in their workshops and forges deep within the cold, dead, radioactive flesh of their host. (Y.Whateley, based on Scandinavian mythology)
- The Dark Ones might be confused with, or perhaps occasionally identical to, the Crawling Ones or Worms of the Earth (Race), depending on the Keeper's purposes. (Y.Whateley)
- The Dark Ones might serve as inspiration and cause for many tales of Vampires, Werewolves, Liches, and other living dead. (Cthulhu Dark Ages)
- The Dark Ones might be found in company with subterranean humanoids, such as Ghouls, Deros, Deep Ones, Faeries, Dwarfs, Elves, etc. (Y.Whateley)
- The "Black Man" aspect/avatar/mask of Nyarlathotep might actually have been a Dark One, wearing a heavily tanned "bog body", speaking on behalf of the Crawling Chaos. (Y.Whateley)
- The twisted, skinny shapes and pale skin of freshly-dead corpses might explain the awkward shapes and unnatural pallor of members of the cult of the Men in Black, which might sometimes include Dark One agents in its nocturnal activities. (Y.Whateley)