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6th Feb '16 6:00:44 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* Chaos Magic in the MarvelUniverse. It was deemed so dangerous that magic users suppressed any knowledge of its existence in order to weaken it. Then [[ComicBook/ScarletWitch Wanda Maximoff's]] probability-based mutant power allowed her to make contact with the imprisoned Elder god turned demon Cthon...

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* Chaos Magic in the MarvelUniverse. It was deemed so dangerous that magic users suppressed any knowledge of its existence in order to weaken it. Dr.Strange, ''the Sorcerer Supreme'', said that such a thing didn't exist. Then [[ComicBook/ScarletWitch Wanda Maximoff's]] probability-based mutant power allowed her to make contact with the imprisoned Elder god turned demon Cthon...
20th Jan '16 6:40:59 AM DarkPhoenix94
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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' has [[ComicBook/ScarletWitch Wanda Maximoff]] who, unlike her canon counterpart, is very skilled at managing her chaos magic - though when it first manifested along with her mutation, it nearly drove her completely insane despite the best of efforts of [[{{ComicBook/Magneto}} her father]], [[Literature/HarryPotter Albus Dumbledore]], [[ComicBook/IronMan Howard Stark]] and [[ComicBook/XMen Charles Xavier]], to the point where [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles the White Council]] wanted to execute her simply because she was too dangerous. Cue Doctor Strange sweeping in, flipping the White Council the bird and taking her as his apprentice.
** Hermione, ironically, seems to have a predilection for this. [[spoiler: Since she's Wanda's daughter, this is hardly surprising.]]
29th Dec '15 9:19:39 PM jormis29
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* ''LordsOfMagic'''s chaos faith uses flavor 1 spells.

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* ''LordsOfMagic'''s ''VideoGame/LordsOfMagic'''s chaos faith uses flavor 1 spells.
27th Nov '15 6:19:04 PM nombretomado
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* Chaos Magic in the MarvelUniverse. It was deemed so dangerous that magic users suppressed any knowledge of its existence in order to weaken it. Then [[ScarletWitch Wanda Maximoff's]] probability-based mutant power allowed her to make contact with the imprisoned Elder god turned demon Cthon...

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* Chaos Magic in the MarvelUniverse. It was deemed so dangerous that magic users suppressed any knowledge of its existence in order to weaken it. Then [[ScarletWitch [[ComicBook/ScarletWitch Wanda Maximoff's]] probability-based mutant power allowed her to make contact with the imprisoned Elder god turned demon Cthon...
23rd Nov '15 3:02:32 AM Korodzik
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** Cleric spells from the "Chaos" domain. Most are generic {{Status Buff}}s which just happen to function against law-aligned creatures, but they also include Shatter (damages crystalline objects), Chaos Hammer (an offensive spell which takes the form of "a multicolored explosion of leaping, ricocheting energy") and [[AnimateInanimateObject Animate Objects]].
23rd Nov '15 2:57:28 AM Korodzik
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It can function in many different ways, but frequent traits include: high randomness and uncontrollability, probability manipulation, and inducing accelerated decay and destruction, depending on how the writers understand the concept of chaos and entropy. Sometimes it's also used

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It can function in many different ways, but frequent traits include: high randomness and uncontrollability, probability manipulation, and inducing accelerated decay and destruction, depending on how the writers understand the concept of chaos and entropy. Sometimes it's also used \n
23rd Nov '15 2:57:17 AM Korodzik
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In fiction, entropic magic often represents chaotic or highly destructive magic, almost always used by the demons or other evil forces in the world.

Chaos magic often fills one of two flavors:

1. Magic based on randomness. Use of this magic will often cause unpredictable effects, or will cause effects based on wild, uncontrolled energies.

2. A form of magic the same as, or closely associated with, entropy magic as described above.

Might be related to {{Antimatter}}, PowerOfTheVoid, and CastingAShadow. Not to be confused with WildMagic.

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In fiction, entropic magic often represents chaotic or highly destructive magic, almost always used by Magic and powers with a "chaotic" theme. Often referred to as "chaos magic", "wild magic" (not to be confused with the demons WildMagic trope) or, more fancifully, "entropic magic" or other evil forces variants on that name. Sometimes appears in settings with an OrderVersusChaos cosmology, but can pop up anywhere.

It can function in many different ways, but frequent traits include: high randomness and uncontrollability, probability manipulation, and inducing accelerated decay and destruction, depending on how
the world.

Chaos magic often fills
writers understand the concept of chaos and entropy. Sometimes it's also used

"Entropy" in particular is
one of two flavors:

1. Magic based on randomness. Use
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 this magic will often cause unpredictable effects, or will cause effects based on wild, uncontrolled energies.

2. A form
disorder and chaos of magic a given system. Per the same as, or closely associated with, second law of thermodynamics, the entropy magic 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 described above.

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.

Might be related to {{Antimatter}}, PowerOfTheVoid, and CastingAShadow. Not to be confused with WildMagic.



** There was at least one prestige class in [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons 3.5 DnD]] called the "entropmancer" who used a "[[ArtisticLicensePhysics shard of entropy]]" as its main weapon. They kinda screwed up the whole physics thing there, but the thematic link is obvious.

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** There was at least one prestige class in [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons 3.5 DnD]] called the "entropmancer" who used a "[[ArtisticLicensePhysics shard of entropy]]" as its main weapon. They kinda screwed up the whole physics thing there, there (a "shard of entropy" makes about as much sense as "a piece of temperature"), but the thematic link is obvious.
22nd Jul '15 4:01:24 PM WillKeaton
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* In FanFic/TheLastDraconequus, the protagonist is Discord, a god of Chaos.

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* In FanFic/TheLastDraconequus, ''FanFic/TheLastDraconequus,'' the protagonist is Discord, a god of Chaos.
17th May '15 9:04:39 PM nombretomado
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* ''HeroesOfMightAndMagic IV'' has a spell school literally ''called'' Chaos Magic, and consists mostly of direct damage spells. ''Heroes of Might and Magic V'' has an entire school devoted to destructive spells, as well.

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* ''HeroesOfMightAndMagic ''VideoGame/HeroesOfMightAndMagic IV'' has a spell school literally ''called'' Chaos Magic, and consists mostly of direct damage spells. ''Heroes of Might and Magic V'' has an entire school devoted to destructive spells, as well.
10th Mar '15 7:02:49 PM nombretomado
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* The "wild magic" which is the [[AppliedPhlebotinum Applied Phlebotinum]] of the [[ChroniclesOfThomasCovenant Chronicles of Thomas Covenant]] books.

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* The "wild magic" which is the [[AppliedPhlebotinum Applied Phlebotinum]] AppliedPhlebotinum of the [[ChroniclesOfThomasCovenant Chronicles of Thomas Covenant]] ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfThomasCovenant'' books.
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