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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
''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
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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."
30th Jun '17 5:06:55 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.
23rd Jun '17 1:32:11 AM ImpudentInfidel
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** The climax of the trilogy states that [[spoiler:the actions of the Reapers are in response to ''another'' EternalRecurrence that they have observed throughout history: The inevitable RobotWar that results when civilizations [[AIIsACrapshoot create AI and it rebels against them]]. To prevent artifical intelligence from wiping out organic life the Catalyst created the Reapers to "preserve" organic races by converting into Reapers as soon as they had the capacity to create AI]]. During the climax, [[spoiler:the Catalyst acknowledges that Shepard actually reaching it is a sign that the Reaper Cycle is breaking down. An organic actually meeting the Catalyst in the heart of the Citadel is the one event that never occurred in any previous Cycle.]]

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** The climax of the trilogy states that [[spoiler:the actions of the Reapers are in response to ''another'' EternalRecurrence that they have observed throughout history: The inevitable RobotWar that results when civilizations [[AIIsACrapshoot create AI and it rebels against them]]. To prevent artifical intelligence from wiping out organic life the Catalyst created the Reapers to "preserve" organic races by converting into Reapers as soon as they had the capacity to create AI]].AI. It isn't clear if this other cycle is natural, or a result of the Reapers subtly guiding the development of each cycle by planting tech for them to find; the Catalyst claims the former, but the Reaper Sovereign boasted of the latter]]. During the climax, [[spoiler:the Catalyst acknowledges that Shepard actually reaching it is a sign that the Reaper Cycle is breaking down. An organic actually meeting the Catalyst in the heart of the Citadel is the one event that never occurred in any previous Cycle.]]
12th May '17 4:23:08 AM jormis29
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* Creator/MilanKundera's ''The Unbearable Lightness of Being'' references Nietzsche's theory of eternal recurrence directly and frequently throughout the novel. Kundera shows the un-recurrent nature of human life as a source of great hopelessness for Tomas and Tereza. The novel describes several character's attempts to subvert this meaninglessness, which is born from the lack of recurrence. This idea of recurrence is tied to Kundera's exploration of lightness and weight--with recurrence as weight, or meaning, and singularity as lightness, or a lack of meaning.

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* Creator/MilanKundera's ''The Unbearable Lightness of Being'' ''Literature/TheUnbearableLightnessOfBeing'' references Nietzsche's theory of eternal recurrence directly and frequently throughout the novel. Kundera shows the un-recurrent nature of human life as a source of great hopelessness for Tomas and Tereza. The novel describes several character's attempts to subvert this meaninglessness, which is born from the lack of recurrence. This idea of recurrence is tied to Kundera's exploration of lightness and weight--with recurrence as weight, or meaning, and singularity as lightness, or a lack of meaning.
15th Apr '17 6:11:01 PM nombretomado
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* EternalRecurrence is a very common element of SoundHorizon albums, starting with their very first (Chronicle).

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* EternalRecurrence is a very common element of SoundHorizon Music/SoundHorizon albums, starting with their very first (Chronicle).
26th Mar '17 5:34:20 PM tatum
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* Milan Kundera's ''The Unbearable Lightness of Being'' references Nietzsche's theory of eternal recurrence directly and frequently throughout the novel. Kundera shows the un-recurrent nature of human life as a source of great hopelessness for Tomas and Tereza. The novel describes several character's attempts to subvert this meaninglessness, which is born from the lack of recurrence. This idea of recurrence is tied to Kundera's exploration of lightness and weight--with recurrence as weight, or meaning, and singularity as lightness, or a lack of meaning.

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* Milan Kundera's Creator/MilanKundera's ''The Unbearable Lightness of Being'' references Nietzsche's theory of eternal recurrence directly and frequently throughout the novel. Kundera shows the un-recurrent nature of human life as a source of great hopelessness for Tomas and Tereza. The novel describes several character's attempts to subvert this meaninglessness, which is born from the lack of recurrence. This idea of recurrence is tied to Kundera's exploration of lightness and weight--with recurrence as weight, or meaning, and singularity as lightness, or a lack of meaning.
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