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20th Oct '17 9:10:32 AM DustSnitch
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Compare RewritingReality, in which a character has or gains this ability through literally rewriting the world. See also InteractiveNarrator.

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Compare RewritingReality, in which a character has or gains this ability through literally rewriting rewrites the world. See also InteractiveNarrator.
26th Aug '17 6:41:55 AM mack
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* SCPFoundation articles that use the premise of "anomalous incidents" to indirectly & even explicitly relate these anomalies to authors who can torture characters at will or rewrite their story to change reality in the blink of an eye. One article suggests that the Foundation has prepared a potential counter-measure to the [[spoiler: "bunch of horror writers"]] in charge, even if that might cause their own [[spoiler: fictional]] reality to vanish.
25th Jul '17 1:30:09 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Creator/GrantMorrison inserted himself into ''Comicbook/AnimalMan'' as a character called 'the Writer' with the ability to alter reality. Later, John Ostrander and Yale figured, hell, if Morrison appeared in an issue of ''Animal Man'', then he's part of mainstream DC continuity, right? Fair game, right? They featured 'the Writer' in ''SuicideSquad'' #58, where he altered reality by typing a comic book style script into a computer. He is killed when he gets writer's block in the middle of firefight and is unable to write a way to save himself.

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* Creator/GrantMorrison inserted himself into ''Comicbook/AnimalMan'' as a character called 'the Writer' with the ability to alter reality. Later, John Ostrander and Yale figured, hell, if Morrison appeared in an issue of ''Animal Man'', then he's part of mainstream DC continuity, right? Fair game, right? They featured 'the Writer' in ''SuicideSquad'' ''Comicbook/SuicideSquad'' #58, where he altered reality by typing a comic book style script into a computer. He is killed when he gets writer's block in the middle of firefight and is unable to write a way to save himself.
13th Jun '17 3:14:01 PM sarysa
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* Maxwell from ''VideoGame/{{Scribblenauts}}'' and its sequels has limited author powers, being able to write down anything (as a free action, mind you) to will objects into existence, modify objects (himself included) with nearly any adjective, and erase objects from existence. He can't, however, manipulate the terrain or buildings with proper interiors.
6th Jun '17 10:02:45 PM AnoneMouseJr
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* Season 4 of ''Series/OnceUponATime'' introduces The Author, a person tasked with recording all history in the storybook using a magic quill that makes him a RealityWarper. Anything the Author writes with the quill will come true, and the only limitations on its power is the same as all magic (no reviving the dead).

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* Season 4 of ''Series/OnceUponATime'' introduces The Author, a person tasked with recording all history in the storybook using a magic quill that makes him a RealityWarper. Anything the Author writes with the quill will come true, and the only though there are limitations on its power is - an Author cannot change the same as all magic (no reviving true past, including bringing back the dead).dead (though these limitations do not apply to anything that happens in an alternate reality created by the Author, as Isaac Heller did by writing ''Heroes and Villains'' - reverting everything to normal caused everyone who died in that timeline to be restored to life), they cannot change the outcome of a Savior's Final Battle, and if they use the pen to write their own happy ending, they lose their powers as an Author.
17th May '17 8:55:56 PM PaulA
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* PlayedForLaughs in Creator/SpikeMilligan's novel ''Puckoon'', where Dan, the lead character, has frequent arguments with the narrator ("Did you write these legs? Who wrote ''your'' legs?"). At the end of the book the narrator has the last laugh by leaving Dan [[OffscreenInertia stuck up a tree forever]].

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* PlayedForLaughs in Creator/SpikeMilligan's novel ''Puckoon'', ''Literature/{{Puckoon}}'', where Dan, the lead character, has frequent arguments with the narrator ("Did you write these legs? Who wrote ''your'' legs?"). At the end of the book the narrator has the last laugh by leaving Dan [[OffscreenInertia stuck up a tree forever]].
21st Apr '17 10:32:56 AM riverdine
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** Slightly played with as the author, Eiffel, has no idea of the power she has. Even when writing a scene where her protagonist is searching/calling ''her'', she doesn't realize it's her actual self until she answers the phone and almost has a breakdown when her "fictional character" Harold Crick is on the other line. She then has to contemplate several things; it's implied all her books end with the main character's death, which is what started the the search in the first place, and Crick is next. She's written at least six other books, and wonders if she killed those main characters in real life as well. Her book, as written now, has to have his death for the ending to be good and have any meaning. Her "power" is limited to the actual manuscript written on her old typewriter, as she already has the ending planned out on legal pads, allowing Crick to read her novel and willingly accept his death.
18th Apr '17 4:43:47 PM nombretomado
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* The premise of ''StrangerThanFiction''.

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* The premise of ''StrangerThanFiction''.''Film/StrangerThanFiction''.
26th Nov '16 10:32:06 AM Pavlov
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* One of the main plot points of ''Anime/PrincessTutu''. [[spoiler: Drosselmeyer was a tragedy-obsessed writer with this power who has is hands cut off when the townsfolk got sick of his "stories", so he wrote one last story in his own blood. Drosselmeyer's decedents also inherit this power, most notably Fakir.]][[/folder]]

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* One of the main plot points of ''Anime/PrincessTutu''. [[spoiler: Drosselmeyer was a tragedy-obsessed writer with this power who has is hands cut off when the townsfolk got sick of his "stories", so he wrote one last story in his own blood. Drosselmeyer's decedents also inherit this power, most notably Fakir.]][[/folder]]
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* The plot of Yamatogawa's {{Main/doujinshi}} Power Play is about the author of a self-published Main/VisualNovel struggling with women from his past life who have been recast as characters in his latest game. Since all of them have enough mystical power to extinguish his life several times over and three of them vowed to destroy him, he is forced to use his knowledge of their characters to try to reach an accord. Since the whole story is softcore {{Main/hentai}}, there is [[Main/SexGod a certain predictability to his methods]].
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10th Nov '16 4:20:23 AM Morgenthaler
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