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12th Aug '17 5:38:27 PM ZenBlade
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"Entropy" in particular is one of these scientific concepts which appeals to writers due to its cool, sinister-sounding name and its association with decay. In real life, "entropy" is a physical concept, roughly defined as a measure of disorder and chaos of a given system[[note]] Strictly speaking, the log of the number of possible configurations of the system with the same overall internal energy, which can also be interpreted as an increase in ordering/regularity, just to illustrate how loose the popular interpretation is[[/note]]. Per the second law of thermodynamics, the entropy of an isolated system can only grow, never decrease; the only way to decrease the entropy is for some external force to do work on it[[note]]think about how a messy room will only get messier over time, and it takes someone deliberately cleaning up to restore it to a more ordered state[[/note]]. Since the universe itself (as far as we know) is an isolated system with no external forces that can affect it, this suggests that eventually it will succumb to [[ApocalypseHow/ClassX4 "heat death of the universe"]]: eventually all organized systems will break apart[[note]] Ironically, despite people usually conflating this idea with chaos, the head death of the universe will result in the most ordered state the universe has ever seen: a sea of matter stretching evenly and uniformly across the entire universe in all directions until the end of time[[/note]]. Hence why chaos-based entities tend to have an OmnicidalManiac vibe to them.

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"Entropy" in particular is one of these scientific concepts which appeals to writers due to its cool, sinister-sounding name and its association with decay. In real life, "entropy" is a physical concept, roughly defined as a measure of disorder and chaos of a given system[[note]] Strictly speaking, the log of the number of possible configurations of the system with the same overall internal energy, which can also be interpreted as an increase in ordering/regularity, just to illustrate how loose the popular interpretation is[[/note]]. Per the second law of thermodynamics, the entropy of an isolated system can only grow, never decrease; the only way to decrease the entropy is for some external force to do work on it[[note]]think about how a messy room will only get messier over time, and it takes someone deliberately cleaning up to restore it to a more ordered state[[/note]]. Since the universe itself (as far as we know) is an isolated system with no external forces that can affect it, this suggests that eventually it will succumb to [[ApocalypseHow/ClassX4 "heat death of the universe"]]: eventually all organized systems will break apart[[note]] Ironically, despite people usually conflating this idea with chaos, the head heat death of the universe will result in the most ordered state the universe has ever seen: a sea of matter stretching evenly and uniformly across the entire universe in all directions until the end of time[[/note]]. Hence why chaos-based entities tend to have an OmnicidalManiac vibe to them.
26th Jul '17 11:10:27 AM ZenBlade
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"Entropy" in particular is one of these scientific concepts which appeals to writers due to its cool, sinister-sounding name and its association with decay. In real life, "entropy" is a physical concept, roughly defined as a measure of disorder and chaos of a given system[[note]] Strictly speaking, the log of the number of possible configurations of the system with the same overall internal energy, which can also be interpreted as an increase in ordering/regularity, just to illustrate how loose the popular interpretation is[[/note]]. Per the second law of thermodynamics, the entropy of an isolated system can only grow, never decrease; the only way to decrease the entropy is for some external force to do work on it[[note]]think about how a messy room will only get messier over time, and it takes someone deliberately cleaning up to restore it to a more ordered state[[/note]]. Since the universe itself (as far as we know) is an isolated system with no external forces that can affect it, this suggests that eventually it will succumb to [[ApocalypseHow/ClassX4 "heat death of the universe"]]: eventually all organized systems will break apart into a chaotic, uniform soup. Hence why chaos-based entities tend to have an OmnicidalManiac vibe to them.

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"Entropy" in particular is one of these scientific concepts which appeals to writers due to its cool, sinister-sounding name and its association with decay. In real life, "entropy" is a physical concept, roughly defined as a measure of disorder and chaos of a given system[[note]] Strictly speaking, the log of the number of possible configurations of the system with the same overall internal energy, which can also be interpreted as an increase in ordering/regularity, just to illustrate how loose the popular interpretation is[[/note]]. Per the second law of thermodynamics, the entropy of an isolated system can only grow, never decrease; the only way to decrease the entropy is for some external force to do work on it[[note]]think about how a messy room will only get messier over time, and it takes someone deliberately cleaning up to restore it to a more ordered state[[/note]]. Since the universe itself (as far as we know) is an isolated system with no external forces that can affect it, this suggests that eventually it will succumb to [[ApocalypseHow/ClassX4 "heat death of the universe"]]: eventually all organized systems will break apart into apart[[note]] Ironically, despite people usually conflating this idea with chaos, the head death of the universe will result in the most ordered state the universe has ever seen: a chaotic, uniform soup. sea of matter stretching evenly and uniformly across the entire universe in all directions until the end of time[[/note]]. Hence why chaos-based entities tend to have an OmnicidalManiac vibe to them.
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26th Jun '17 5:19:17 PM Vir
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** Chaos Knight from [[DefenseOfTheAncients DotA]] uses this.

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** Chaos Knight from [[DefenseOfTheAncients [[VideoGame/DefenseOfTheAncients DotA]] uses this.



* Entropy magic in the ''Franchise/DragonAge'' series consists mostly of {{curse}}s and other sinister powers, and closely connected to [[AnotherDimension The Fade]].

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* Entropy magic in the ''Franchise/DragonAge'' series consists mostly of {{curse}}s and other sinister powers, powers and is closely connected to [[AnotherDimension The Fade]].



* Entropy is an element in, well, ''{{Elements}}''.

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* Entropy is an element in, well, ''{{Elements}}''.''VideoGame/{{Elements}}''.
20th Jun '17 10:47:30 PM Skagit
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Chaos Magic also exists [[AluminumChristmasTrees in real life]]. It is a Postmodern esoteric practice that eclectically borrow from older magical traditions in order to create new rituals. Notable Chaos Magicians who have incorporated it into their work include William S. Burroughs, Grant Morrison, Timothy Leary, and Die Antwoord. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaos_magic The other Wiki has more]].
5th Mar '17 5:03:36 PM nombretomado
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* In ''DungeonSiege III'', this is used by Reinhart though the spells are more like FormulaicMagic that focus on DPS.

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* In ''DungeonSiege III'', ''VideoGame/DungeonSiegeIII'', this is used by Reinhart though the spells are more like FormulaicMagic that focus on DPS.
20th Feb '17 9:19:19 PM MrUnderhill
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** The entropy magic sphere is associated with the most the main evil god, and its spells relate to decay and corrosion. Entropy magic nodes act as a source of [[PhysicalHell Hell Terrain]], and any mage who uses the magic will come back to life as a slave of the LegionsOfHell upon death.
** The chaos magic sphere is a flavor 1 chaos type, and is associated with the god of war (in a Anarchistic, everyone fights everyone, sense.), who is a fallen, evil god as well.

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** The entropy magic sphere is associated with Agares, the most leader of the main evil god, Evil gods, and its spells relate to decay and corrosion. Entropy magic nodes act as a source of [[PhysicalHell Hell Terrain]], and any mage who uses the magic [[EvilIsNotAToy will come back to life as a slave slave]] of the LegionsOfHell upon death.
death, regardless of their nation's alignment.
** The chaos magic sphere is a flavor 1 chaos type, and is associated with the god of war (in a Anarchistic, [[AnarchyIsChaos anarchistic,]] [[TheSocialDarwinist everyone fights everyone, everyone,]] sense.), who is a fallen, evil god as well.
18th Jan '17 4:51:42 PM Alas_Poor_Donny
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"Entropy" in particular is one of these scientific concepts which appeals to writers due to its cool, sinister-sounding name and its association with decay. In real life, "entropy" is a physical concept, roughly defined as a measure of disorder and chaos of a given system. Per the second law of thermodynamics, the entropy of an isolated system can only grow, never decrease; the only way to decrease the entropy is for some external force to do work on it[[note]]think about how a messy room will only get messier over time, and it takes someone deliberately cleaning up to restore it to a more ordered state[[/note]]. Since the universe itself (as far as we know) is an isolated system with no external forces that can affect it, this suggests that eventually it will succumb to [[ApocalypseHow/ClassX4 "heat death of the universe"]]: eventually all organized systems will break apart into a chaotic, uniform soup. Hence why chaos-based entities tend to have an OmnicidalManiac vibe to them.

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"Entropy" in particular is one of these scientific concepts which appeals to writers due to its cool, sinister-sounding name and its association with decay. In real life, "entropy" is a physical concept, roughly defined as a measure of disorder and chaos of a given system.system[[note]] Strictly speaking, the log of the number of possible configurations of the system with the same overall internal energy, which can also be interpreted as an increase in ordering/regularity, just to illustrate how loose the popular interpretation is[[/note]]. Per the second law of thermodynamics, the entropy of an isolated system can only grow, never decrease; the only way to decrease the entropy is for some external force to do work on it[[note]]think about how a messy room will only get messier over time, and it takes someone deliberately cleaning up to restore it to a more ordered state[[/note]]. Since the universe itself (as far as we know) is an isolated system with no external forces that can affect it, this suggests that eventually it will succumb to [[ApocalypseHow/ClassX4 "heat death of the universe"]]: eventually all organized systems will break apart into a chaotic, uniform soup. Hence why chaos-based entities tend to have an OmnicidalManiac vibe to them.
8th Dec '16 11:03:45 AM DaveE
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' and ''[[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}} Warhammer 40,000]]''. The forces of Chaos represent ultimate entropy for both game universes, since the victory of the Chaos Gods is inevitable and naturally puts an end to everyone else. Chaos also happens to be the source of all magic in both 'verses.
** Some of the spells in the game have specifically entropic effects of the "aging to dust" sort.
** All forms of magic traditionally come with a random bad result from screwing up a spell/psychic power, ranging from a bad headache to exploding your own head and the heads of everyone around you to mutating into the local equivalent of a Shoggoth.
20th Aug '16 9:22:43 AM nombretomado
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* "Entropic Acid" is used to destroy a NighInvulnerable parasite in ''TheDragonDoctors.'' There's also been mention of an "Entropic Zone," a dimension where life forms age and objects decay at an accelerated rate.
* Zintiel from FlakyPastry who's [[PersonalityPowers personality is as chaotic as her magic.]]

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* "Entropic Acid" is used to destroy a NighInvulnerable parasite in ''TheDragonDoctors.''Webcomic/TheDragonDoctors.'' There's also been mention of an "Entropic Zone," a dimension where life forms age and objects decay at an accelerated rate.
* Zintiel from FlakyPastry who's ''Webcomic/FlakyPastry'' whose [[PersonalityPowers personality is as chaotic as her magic.]]
20th Jul '16 10:16:16 PM doorhandle
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* Zintiel from FlakyPastry who's [[PersonalityPowers personality is as chaotic as her magic.]]
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