History Main / EternalRecurrence

3rd Oct '17 9:27:48 AM KizunaTallis
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* It's pretty much stated in ''Series/{{Eureka}}'' that the Artifact is older than the universe itself, having been created in the universe before this one, and managed to survive the Big Crunch and another Big Bang.

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* It's pretty much stated in ''Series/{{Eureka}}'' that the Artifact is older than the universe itself, having been created in the universe before this one, and managed to survive the Big Crunch and another Big Bang.


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* In the episode "Dance Dance Resolution" of ''Series/TheGoodPlace'', [[spoiler:Michael has put Eleanor, Tahani, Chidi and Jason through a constant repeating cycle of memory wipes to keep them tormenting each other in the IronicHell he constructed for them, only for one of them (usually Eleanor, but on one occasion, ''[[TheDitz Jason]]'' managed) to figure out eventually that they [[ThisIsntHeaven are actually in The Bad Place]], forcing Michael to erase their memories once again and start the process over]]. Chidi, a philosophy professor, lampshades this, calling their situation a "warped version of Nietzsche's eternal recurrence".
1st Oct '17 4:30:45 PM thorgold
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* Despite [[WebOriginal/SCPFoundation The Foundation's]] best efforts, this seems to be the case with SCP-2000. The object is built to survive ''any'' apocalypse scenario and then rebuild human civilization exactly as it was before the apocalypse. However, it turns out that it has been used before - depending on interpretation, anywhere between seven and thirty-five times... ''minimum.''
15th Sep '17 10:36:05 AM BeerBaron
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** Mythic echoes of the moment of creation between the primal entities [[GodOfGods Anu]] and [[TheAntiGod Padomay]] occur over and over again throughout history in a phenomenon referred to as the "Enantiomorph". Such instances of echoes include but are not limited to the sundering of [[GodIsDead Lorkhan]] from his divine spark, the betrayal of Nerevar by the Tribunal, the triad of Tiber Septim, Zurin Arctus, and Ysmir Wulfharth, and possibly even the [[PlayerCharacter Last Dragonborn]], General Tullius, and Ulfric Stormcloak. The roles and players are interchangeable, even in the midst of an enantiomorphic event.

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** Mythic echoes of the moment of creation between the primal entities [[GodOfGods Anu]] and [[TheAntiGod Padomay]] occur over and over again throughout history in a phenomenon referred to as the "Enantiomorph". Such instances of echoes include but are not limited to the sundering of [[GodIsDead Lorkhan]] from his [[CosmicKeystone divine spark, spark (heart)]], the betrayal of Nerevar [[FounderOfTheKingdom Nerevar]] by the Tribunal, [[DeityOfHumanOrigin Tribunal]], the triad of [[TheConqueror Tiber Septim, Septim]], [[CourtMage Zurin Arctus, Arctus]], and [[EternalHero Ysmir Wulfharth, Wulfharth]], and possibly even the [[PlayerCharacter Last Dragonborn]], [[FourStarBadass General Tullius, Tullius]], and [[RebelLeader Ulfric Stormcloak. Stormcloak]]. The roles and players are interchangeable, even in the midst of an enantiomorphic event.event.
** Alduin the World-Eater is the [[DragonsAreDemonic draconic]] BeastOfTheApocalypse and "[[DivineParentage firstborn]]" of Akatosh, the [[DragonsAreDivine draconic]] God of Time and TopGod of the [[SaintlyChurch Nine Divines]] pantheon. It is Alduin's divinely mandated duty to "[[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt eat the world]]" so that a new one may be created in its place at the end of every "kalpa", or cycle of time. During these world-eating events, Alduin becomes a [[EldritchAbomination titanic monster]] with divine power beyond that of even the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Princes]]. However, in an early age of the current kalpa, Alduin became DrunkWithPower and shirked his duty as World-Eater to instead TakeOverTheWorld, ruling it with his fellow [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragons]] and being worshiped as a god by mortals. Several other dragons, most notably his chief lieutenant [[NobleDemon Paarthurnax]], [[HeelFaceTurn rebelled against him]] and allied with mankind. Paarthurnax taught mankind to use the Thu'um, the [[RealityWarper reality warping]] draconic LanguageOfMagic, but this alone was not enough. Three heroes faced Alduin at the top of the Throat of the World, and when all else had failed, used the power of an [[TomeOfEldritchLore Elder Scroll]] to banish Alduin by [[SealedEvilInACan casting him out of the stream of time]]. This defeat was only temporary, and those involved knew that Alduin would one day return. Thousands of years later, Alduin does indeed return, and serves as the BigBad of ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]''.
29th Aug '17 5:55:41 PM KingClark
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-->-- '''Multiple characters''', ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' (and '''the narrator''' of the [[OlderThanTheyThink 1953]] film ''Disney/PeterPan'')

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-->-- '''Multiple characters''', ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' (and '''the narrator''' of the [[OlderThanTheyThink 1953]] film ''Disney/PeterPan'')
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26th Aug '17 11:10:09 AM FringeBenefits
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* In the MagicalGirl CrossOver ''FanFic/ShatteredSkies'', [[Manga/SailorMoon Chaos]] reveals that the war of good versus evil has waged countless times in infinite universes, with every BigBad there's ever been as an aspect of itself. Every time the war is fought, [[YouCantFightFate Chaos and its aspects are fated to lose.]] The plot gets kicked off when [[Anime/SmilePrettyCure Joker]] convinces Chaos to [[ScrewDestiny rebel against its fate and natural function]], so that the recurrence might finally end.
18th Aug '17 12:52:47 PM BeerBaron
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* In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion The Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles]]'', the Daedric Prince Sheogorath is cursed to have his Oblivion realm destroyed [[spoiler:by himself]] at the end of every age. [[spoiler:The Champion of Cyrodill's victory over Jygalagg breaks the cycle and actually works out in the Daedric Prince's favor. He is free to wander Oblivion once more, while the Champion is left with the mantle of Mad God.]]
* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', mythic echoes of the moment of creation between the primal entities Anu, Padomay, and Nir occur over and over again throughout history; this phenomenon is referred to as the Enantiomorph. Such instances of echoes include but are not limited to the sundering of Lorkhan from his divine spark, the betrayal of Nerevar by the Tribunal, the triad of Tiber Septim, Zurin Arctus, and Ysmir Wulfharth, and possibly even the [[PlayerCharacter Last Dragonborn]], General Tullius, and Ulfric Stormcloak. The roles and players are interchangeable, even in the midst of an enantiomorphic event.

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* In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion The Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles]]'', the Daedric Prince Sheogorath is cursed to have his Oblivion realm destroyed [[spoiler:by himself]] at the end of every age. [[spoiler:The Champion of Cyrodill's victory over Jygalagg breaks the cycle and actually works out in the Daedric Prince's favor. He is free to wander Oblivion once more, while the Champion is left with the mantle of Mad God.]]
* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', mythic
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echoes of the moment of creation between the primal entities Anu, Padomay, [[GodOfGods Anu]] and Nir [[TheAntiGod Padomay]] occur over and over again throughout history; this history in a phenomenon is referred to as the Enantiomorph. "Enantiomorph". Such instances of echoes include but are not limited to the sundering of Lorkhan [[GodIsDead Lorkhan]] from his divine spark, the betrayal of Nerevar by the Tribunal, the triad of Tiber Septim, Zurin Arctus, and Ysmir Wulfharth, and possibly even the [[PlayerCharacter Last Dragonborn]], General Tullius, and Ulfric Stormcloak. The roles and players are interchangeable, even in the midst of an enantiomorphic event.event.
** As revealed in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'''s ''Shivering Isles'' expansion, in a time before recorded history, Jyggalag, the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] of [[ControlFreak Order]] grew too powerful, making the other Daedric Princes fearful and jealous of him. They came together and cursed him, trapping in the form of Sheogorath, the Daedric Prince of [[MadGod Madness]]. However, at the end of every Era, he is allowed to return to his true form in an event known as the Greymarch. During this time, he retakes and destroys the Shivering Isles, Sheogorath's realm, only to return to the form of Sheogorath at the end. The plot of ''Shivering Isles'' is essentially Jygglag finding a way to escape this ViciousCycle...
30th Jun '17 5:24:09 AM mtoksane
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** According to ''Ultimates'', the Marvel Universe is currently in its eighth iteration. The crossover series ''ComicBook/SecretWars2015'' marked the break between the seventh and eighth iteration. There is a survivor from the very first iteration, The First Firmament. He wants everything to return to the way things once were, which would be bad news for everyone else.

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** According to ''Ultimates'', the Marvel Universe is currently in its eighth iteration. The crossover series ''ComicBook/SecretWars2015'' marked the break between the seventh and eighth iteration. [[spoiler: There is a survivor from the very first iteration, The First Firmament. He wants everything to return to the way things once were, which would be bad news for everyone else.]]
30th Jun '17 5:17:00 AM mtoksane
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** According to ''Ultimates'', the Marvel Universe is currently in its eighth iteration. There is a survivor from the very first iteration, The First Firmament, who wants everything to return to the way things once were, which would be bad news for all others.

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** According to ''Ultimates'', the Marvel Universe is currently in its eighth iteration. The crossover series ''ComicBook/SecretWars2015'' marked the break between the seventh and eighth iteration. There is a survivor from the very first iteration, The First Firmament, who Firmament. He wants everything to return to the way things once were, which would be bad news for all others.everyone else.
30th Jun '17 5:09:34 AM mtoksane
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The idea goes back to Hindu and Buddhist traditions and ancient Greek philosophy, esepcially Stoicism. In Hinduism, there is the Maha Yuga concept where the universe is destroyed and recreated by Brahma every 4.32 million years. Buddhism has a similar notion of Kalachakra ("wheel of time"). A similar idea, likely developed in parallel (and responsible for the infamous [[MayanDoomsday 2012 apocalypse prediction]]), appears in Southwestern Native American mythologies[[note]]ranging at least from the Hopi and Navajo to the Aztecs and Maya[[/note]], where the world is conceived as having been reborn four or five (depending on the culture) times already, and presumably would be again. This is also known as "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eternal_return eternal return]]". Many such systems divide these periods of existence into 'Ages'. The Yuga system, for example, shows the world evolve and devolve within each cycle (see {{Gotterdammerung}}). Of course, a more ThemeParkVersion-esque view on these traditions boils down to "HistoryRepeats."

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The idea goes back to Hindu and Buddhist traditions and ancient Greek philosophy, esepcially especially Stoicism. In Hinduism, there is the Maha Yuga concept where the universe is destroyed and recreated by Brahma every 4.32 million years. Buddhism has a similar notion of Kalachakra ("wheel of time"). A similar idea, likely developed in parallel (and responsible for the infamous [[MayanDoomsday 2012 apocalypse prediction]]), appears in Southwestern Native American mythologies[[note]]ranging at least from the Hopi and Navajo to the Aztecs and Maya[[/note]], where the world is conceived as having been reborn four or five (depending on the culture) times already, and presumably would be again. This is also known as "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eternal_return eternal return]]". Many such systems divide these periods of existence into 'Ages'. The Yuga system, for example, shows the world evolve and devolve within each cycle (see {{Gotterdammerung}}). Of course, a more ThemeParkVersion-esque view on these traditions boils down to "HistoryRepeats."
30th Jun '17 5:09:06 AM mtoksane
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The idea goes back to Hindu and Buddhist traditions. In Hinduism, there is the Maha Yuga concept where the universe is destroyed and recreated by Brahma every 4.32 million years. Buddhism has a similar notion of Kalachakra ("wheel of time"). A similar idea, likely developed in parallel (and responsible for the infamous [[MayanDoomsday 2012 apocalypse prediction]]), appears in Southwestern Native American mythologies[[note]]ranging at least from the Hopi and Navajo to the Aztecs and Maya[[/note]], where the world is conceived as having been reborn four or five (depending on the culture) times already, and presumably would be again. This is also known as "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eternal_return eternal return]]". Many such systems divide these periods of existence into 'Ages'. The Yuga system, for example, shows the world evolve and devolve within each cycle (see {{Gotterdammerung}}). Of course, a more ThemeParkVersion-esque view on these traditions boils down to "HistoryRepeats."

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The idea goes back to Hindu and Buddhist traditions.traditions and ancient Greek philosophy, esepcially Stoicism. In Hinduism, there is the Maha Yuga concept where the universe is destroyed and recreated by Brahma every 4.32 million years. Buddhism has a similar notion of Kalachakra ("wheel of time"). A similar idea, likely developed in parallel (and responsible for the infamous [[MayanDoomsday 2012 apocalypse prediction]]), appears in Southwestern Native American mythologies[[note]]ranging at least from the Hopi and Navajo to the Aztecs and Maya[[/note]], where the world is conceived as having been reborn four or five (depending on the culture) times already, and presumably would be again. This is also known as "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eternal_return eternal return]]". Many such systems divide these periods of existence into 'Ages'. The Yuga system, for example, shows the world evolve and devolve within each cycle (see {{Gotterdammerung}}). Of course, a more ThemeParkVersion-esque view on these traditions boils down to "HistoryRepeats."
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