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19th Jan '16 10:21:06 PM Morbidorable
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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI'' has the Emptiness, which is best explained as the [[UsefulNotes/SigmundFreud death instinct]] of everyone and everything in the world; every living thing contains a fragment of it, and as souls return to the Mothercrystals, their Emptiness sort of pools together. [[spoiler: It all came from Promathia, whose death wish--had it come to fruition--would've ended all of existence.]] *** As with FFIII, Cloud of Darkness takes it one step further: She's the living, ravenous, nigh-unstoppable embodiment of ''entropy itself''--the nothingness where countless worlds are born and die.
20th Dec '15 4:29:04 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TheSilmarillion'', the Unlight of [[EldritchAbomination Ungol]][[GiantSpider iant]], a creature that eats light, falls somewhere between CastingAShadow and the Power of the Void.
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* In ''TheSilmarillion'', ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'', the Unlight of [[EldritchAbomination Ungol]][[GiantSpider iant]], a creature that eats light, falls somewhere between CastingAShadow and the Power of the Void.
5th Dec '15 4:32:45 PM nombretomado
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* King Minus from a short animated sketch on SesameStreet, had the power to make things disappear by touching them. Including himself.
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* King Minus from a short animated sketch on SesameStreet, ''Series/SesameStreet'', had the power to make things disappear by touching them. Including himself.
2nd Dec '15 12:19:53 PM JohnAbbe
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Stanislaw Lem story
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* In a [[Stanislaw Lem]] story (probably from The Cyberiad) a [[Mad Scientist]] creates a machine which eliminates from existence everything that starts with a certain letter, and it gets more void-y from there.
19th Nov '15 9:16:57 PM adonzo
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How this works can vary. How are you going to make cool fight scenes when a character's power is the ability to control nothing? In many cases, this is by giving him lasers, energy blasts, and various other powers that other characters already have, with minor cosmetic changes to show that they come from the Void. Other works are better about portraying this; erasing objects and unfortunate people from existence, manipulating black holes, and [[LifeDrain draining]] LifeEnergy. Powers over [[AnIcePerson cold]] and [[CastingAShadow darkness]] come up often as well -- this makes sense, since they are technically defined by a lack of energy. Sometimes, this also involves partial or total CessationOfExistence as a physical trait (in the partial case, functioning much like an AbsurdlySharpBlade in that it "cuts" by [[DisintegratorRay removing physical matter]], and in the latter case simply sucks an object or person into nothingness). And sometimes it goes in the opposite direction. Since many creation myths involve creation from nothing, some writers have the power of the void grant the power to create as well as destroy.
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How this works can vary. How are you going to make cool fight scenes when a character's power is the ability to control nothing? In many cases, this is by giving him lasers, energy blasts, and various other powers that other characters already have, with minor cosmetic changes to show that they come from the Void. Other works are better about portraying this; erasing objects and unfortunate people from existence, manipulating black holes, and [[LifeDrain draining]] LifeEnergy. Powers over [[AnIcePerson cold]] and [[CastingAShadow darkness]] come up often as well -- this makes sense, since they are technically defined by a lack of energy. Sometimes, this also involves partial or total CessationOfExistence as a physical trait (in the partial case, functioning much like an AbsurdlySharpBlade in that it "cuts" by [[DisintegratorRay removing physical matter]], and in the latter case simply sucks an object or person into nothingness). And sometimes it goes in the opposite direction. Since many creation myths involve creation from nothing, some writers have the power of the void grant the power to create as well as destroy. destroy, circling back around to FrickinLaserBeams of PureEnergy.
8th Nov '15 2:26:25 AM Nathaniel
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* Alain Badiou's philosophy argues that all of existence follows axiomatically from the necessary existence of the Void, because in the terms of set theory the power-set of the Void is not the Void itself.
16th Oct '15 8:21:59 AM Observance
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** The right palm of Okuyasu's Stand, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Hand]] can remove anything from existence, even ''the space between two bodies''. Okuyasu himself says he doesn't know where things go. This makes him one of the most powerful stand users ever and a perfect [[TheBigGuy Big Guy]]... if he wasn't so much of an idiot that Josuke defeats him by ''ducking''.
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** The right palm of Okuyasu's Stand, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Hand]] can remove anything from existence, even ''the space between two bodies''.bodies'' (effectively letting him teleport). Okuyasu himself says he doesn't know where things go. This makes him one of the most powerful stand users ever and a perfect [[TheBigGuy Big Guy]]... if he wasn't so much of an idiot that Josuke defeats him by ''ducking''.
19th Sep '15 1:37:56 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''AliveTheFinalEvolution'':
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* ''AliveTheFinalEvolution'': ''Manga/AliveTheFinalEvolution'':
19th Sep '15 1:10:34 AM Zennistrad
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** Then there is the the element of Harm, which like its close sibling Void is a non-standard element, it is only half as powerful with virtually all monsters taking 100% of the damage dealt. ** In-universe, the Void element is actually the raw substance from which all things spring: it's somehow simultaneously aligned to all elements, hostile to all elements, and associated with all elements. Void energy can also be aligned with either Creation or Uncreation, the former being used to give nothingness the potential to "exist" and affect the universe, and the latter being used to remove that potential. Where it starts to get ''really'' weird is that Uncreation-aligned void can be used to create by [[ConfusingMultipleNegatives uncreating the nonexistence of something.]]
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** Then there is the the element of Harm, which like its close sibling Void is a non-standard element, it is only half as powerful with virtually all monsters taking 100% of the damage dealt. ** In-universe, the Void element is actually the raw substance from which all things spring: it's somehow simultaneously aligned to all elements, hostile to all elements, and associated unassociated with all elements. Void energy can also be aligned with either Creation or Uncreation, the former being used to give nothingness the potential to "exist" and affect the universe, and the latter being used to remove that potential. Where it starts to get ''really'' weird is that Uncreation-aligned void can be used to create by [[ConfusingMultipleNegatives uncreating the nonexistence of something.]]]] ** Closely related to Void is the the element of Harm, another NonElemental form of damage. Unlike void it is "merely" energy without elemental alignment. Harm is also only half as powerful as Void, with virtually all monsters taking 100% base damage from Harm as opposed to the standard 200% base damage from Void.
19th Sep '15 1:06:32 AM Zennistrad
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** In-universe, the Void element is actually the raw substance from which all things spring: it's somehow simultaneously aligned to all elements, hostile to all elements, and associated with all elements. Void energy can also be aligned with either Creation or Uncreation, the former being used to give nothingness the potential to "exist" and affect the universe, and the latter being used to remove that potential. Where it starts to get ''really'' weird is that Uncreation-aligned void can be used to create by [[ConfusingMultipleNegatives uncreating the nonexistence of something.]]
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