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23rd Aug '17 3:19:37 AM jormis29
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** The FatalFlaw of the Sidereal faction is to get into large groups, predict the future, and then make horrible, horrible decisions. One time they did this, right before the Usurpation, led to the temporary annihilation of the Solars, mass deaths among the Terrestrials, and genocide against the Solar's allied races, in order to [[{{Gotterdammerung}} establish a lesser but safer and more stable response to the Golden Age]]. So many beings in ''{{Exalted}}'' have ScrewDestiny as a passive power, though, that this eventually led to the deaths of nine tenths of the human population of Creation.

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** The FatalFlaw of the Sidereal faction is to get into large groups, predict the future, and then make horrible, horrible decisions. One time they did this, right before the Usurpation, led to the temporary annihilation of the Solars, mass deaths among the Terrestrials, and genocide against the Solar's allied races, in order to [[{{Gotterdammerung}} establish a lesser but safer and more stable response to the Golden Age]]. So many beings in ''{{Exalted}}'' ''Exalted'' have ScrewDestiny as a passive power, though, that this eventually led to the deaths of nine tenths of the human population of Creation.
30th May '17 9:10:30 AM project13Kr
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24th Apr '17 10:30:35 AM DarkPhoenix94
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** And chapter 8 and 9 of the sequel, ''Ghosts of the Past'', show what it looks like when he gets it wrong...



* This is the plot twist in William Shakespeare's ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}''. Macbeth uses the advice three oracle's gives him to conquer a nation. He was given a warning that "No man born of woman" will be able to kill him. He is later killed by MacDuff, who "was untimely ripped" from his mothers womb.

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* This is the plot twist in William Shakespeare's ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}''. Macbeth uses the advice three oracle's gives oracles give him to conquer a nation. He was given a warning that "No man born of woman" will be able to kill him. He is later killed by MacDuff, who "was untimely ripped" from his mothers mother's womb.
3rd Apr '17 6:20:30 AM Doug86
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* This is the plot twist in William Shakespeare’s MacBeth. MacBeth uses the advice three oracle's gives him to conquer a nation. He was given a warning that "No man born of woman" will be able to kill him. He is later killed by MacDuff, who "was untimely ripped" from his mothers womb.

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* This is the plot twist in William Shakespeare’s MacBeth. MacBeth Shakespeare's ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}''. Macbeth uses the advice three oracle's gives him to conquer a nation. He was given a warning that "No man born of woman" will be able to kill him. He is later killed by MacDuff, who "was untimely ripped" from his mothers womb.
2nd Apr '17 9:56:46 PM AxiomaticThunder
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* This is the plot twist in William Shakespeare’s MacBeth. MacBeth uses the advice three oracle's gives him to conquer a nation. He was given a warning that "No man born of woman" will be able to kill him. He is later killed by MacDuff, who "was untimely ripped" from his mothers womb.
8th Mar '17 3:43:42 PM Discar
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* ''Literature/TheCosmere'': Hoid is a centuries-old [[DimensionalTraveler worldhopper]] with access to most of the overpowered magic systems. He spends most of his time in the shadows, offering cryptic clues to main characters to steer them in the right direction. Part of this is due to a magical ability to sense when and where important events are happening, so he knows just where to push to make things go the way he wants. He still has limits, however. In ''Literature/MistbornTheOriginalTrilogy'', he was looking for the Well of Ascension, but spent most of book 2 wandering in the Terris Dominance since the Lord Ruler had shifted the land to mask the location of the Well. There are also more minor examples; in ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive, Hoid is happily surprised to find that the Ryshadium are near-sentient horses of great strength. He privately notes that he's glad he ''can'' still be surprised after so long.

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* ''Literature/TheCosmere'': Hoid is a centuries-old [[DimensionalTraveler worldhopper]] with access to most of the overpowered magic systems. He spends most of his time in the shadows, offering cryptic clues to main characters to steer them in the right direction. Part of this is due to a magical ability to sense when and where important events are happening, so he knows just where to push to make things go the way he wants. He still has limits, however. In ''Literature/MistbornTheOriginalTrilogy'', he was looking for the Well of Ascension, but spent most of book 2 wandering in the Terris Dominance since the Lord Ruler had shifted the land to mask the location of the Well. There are also more minor examples; in ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive, ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'', Hoid is happily surprised to find that the Ryshadium are near-sentient horses of great strength. He privately notes that he's glad he ''can'' still be surprised after so long.
4th Feb '17 5:33:30 PM JoeMerl
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* In ''Disney/{{Hercules}},'' the Fates brag early on that they know everything...but at the end, are caught off-guard when Hercules [[spoiler:gains immortality just as they were about to cut his thread of life]].
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* From the ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'' episode "Godfellas":

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* From the ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'' episode "Godfellas":"Godfellas," when Bender meets a being who may or may not be {{God}} (it isn't sure itself):
1st Feb '17 6:31:39 PM DarkPhoenix94
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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm has the canonical example of Albus Dumbledore, while the likes of Loki and Nick Fury can also make an excellent stab at it.

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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' has the canonical example of Albus Dumbledore, while the likes of Loki and Nick Fury can also make an excellent stab at it.
6th Jan '17 3:35:53 AM DarkPhoenix94
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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm has the canonical example of Albus Dumbledore, while the likes of Loki and Nick Fury can also make an excellent stab at it.
** Doctor Strange, however, outshines them all, to the point where pretty much everyone thinks that he actually is omniscient. As it is, he's implied to be a combination of {{Seer}} and time traveller with the ability to see possible futures. His reputation mostly comes from his habit of knowing what's going on, always being where he needs to be and dropping cryptic hints about what people should do next - which [[ManipulativeBastard inevitably means that they end up doing what he wants them to do, whether they know it or not, or want to or not]]. While this doesn't usually seem to do much, since he's planning on a multi-millennia scale, the finale of Book I reveals what it looks like when he gets all of his ducks in a row.
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** The Doctor can often be perceived as omniscient; he's one of the most intelligent beings in all of the universe, with an excellent knowledge of culture, science, history and language, and manipulative enough to initiate many a {{plan}}. To many, he appears like a God figure, with titles such as 'The Lonely Angel' and 'Oncoming Storm'. But he ''can'' make mistakes, and he makes them hard.

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** The Doctor can often be perceived as omniscient; he's one of the most intelligent beings in all of the universe, with an excellent knowledge of culture, science, history and language, and manipulative enough to initiate many a {{plan}}. To many, he appears like a God figure, with titles such as 'The Lonely Angel' God' and 'Oncoming Storm'.'the Oncoming Storm' (or if you're a Dalek, ''[[TheDreaded the Destroyer of Worlds]]''). But he ''can'' make mistakes, and he makes them hard.



%%** The episode "The Satan Pit" demonstrates that even some of the Doctor's assumptions about the fundamental nature of the universe can be entirely wrong.

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%%** ** The episode "The Satan Pit" demonstrates that even some of the Doctor's assumptions about the fundamental nature of the universe can be entirely wrong.wrong when he encounters something that makes an excellent play at being Satan, which uses script so old that even the TARDIS can't translate it.
29th Dec '16 2:16:49 AM whatdoesntkillyou
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This turning point is likely to be a retroactive MoralEventHorizon, as it turns out that all the sacrifices were for nothing. If the character has any insight, then such a event is likely to be a MyGodWhatHaveIDone HeelRealization.

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This turning point is likely to be a retroactive MoralEventHorizon, as it turns out that all the sacrifices were for nothing. If the character has any insight, then such a an event is likely to be a MyGodWhatHaveIDone HeelRealization.
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