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8th Jan '16 3:33:01 PM Discar
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In almost all mythologies, there exists a time before time, where the world had not yet been made. All that existed was simply [[TitleDrop Chaos]] (usually), and from here the [[OurGodsAreGreater gods]][=/=][[OurTitansAreDifferent primordial entities]] would form, and shape the world as they saw fit. In other cases, [[VoidBetweenTheWorlds there was nothing at all]], and in others still, [[EldritchLocation it was someplace indescribable by mortal words]]. It may still exist in some form, either as a (strange) part of the reality in question, [[AlternateDimension or as a connected but separate reality]].
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In almost all mythologies, there exists a time before time, where the world had not yet been made. All that existed was simply [[TitleDrop Chaos]] (usually), and from here the [[OurGodsAreGreater [[OurGodsAreDifferent gods]][=/=][[OurTitansAreDifferent primordial entities]] would form, and shape the world as they saw fit. In other cases, [[VoidBetweenTheWorlds there was nothing at all]], and in others still, [[EldritchLocation it was someplace indescribable by mortal words]]. It may still exist in some form, either as a (strange) part of the reality in question, [[AlternateDimension or as a connected but separate reality]].
29th Dec '15 9:17:00 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Slayers}}'' has the Sea of Chaos, from which the four worlds arose at the beginning of time.
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* ''{{Slayers}}'' ''{{LightNovel/Slayers}}'' has the Sea of Chaos, from which the four worlds arose at the beginning of time.
3rd Dec '15 7:37:00 AM FF32
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* Myth/GreekMythology has... [[TropeNamer well]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khaos chaos.]]
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* Myth/GreekMythology Myth/ClassicalMythology has... [[TropeNamer well]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khaos chaos.]]
31st Jul '15 1:50:33 PM ScorpiusOB1
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* However [[http://phys.org/news/2015-02-big-quantum-equation-universe.html a recent hypothesis]] suggests the Universe may have existed forever before the Big Bang, likely in [[CosmicEgg Cosmic Egg]]-esque fashion.
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* However [[http://phys.org/news/2015-02-big-quantum-equation-universe.html a recent hypothesis]] suggests the Universe may have existed forever before the Big Bang, Bang[[note]]This theory '''does not''' mean there was no Big Bang[[/note]], likely in [[CosmicEgg Cosmic Egg]]-esque fashion.
31st Jul '15 1:34:30 PM ScorpiusOB1
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* However [[http://phys.org/news/2015-02-big-quantum-equation-universe.html a recent hypothesis]] suggests the Universe may have existed forever before the Big Bang, likely in [[CosmicEgg Cosmic Egg]]-esque fashion.
23rd Jun '15 1:10:14 PM narm00
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** A later story links Mikaboshi to the [[AnthropomorphicPersonification abstract entity Oblivion]] an aspect of said entity. Oblivion IS the nothingness/chaos/whatever that preceded creation. * In Creator/AlanMoore's ''Comicbook/SwampThing'', during a tie-in to ''CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'', a cult called the Brujeria summons up something far, far worse than the Anti-Monitor: this very chaos, called the "Original Darkness". It's likely the most powerful supervillain DC has ever thought up: its ''fingernail'' couldn't be dented by TheSpectre, and, again, this is during ''Crisis'', meaning this is the same Spectre who fought evenly with the Anti-Monitor ''after'' the latter had absorbed the Infinite Earths. Despite its power, however, the Darkness is a rather innocent being, very ignorant of the ways of the universe. It absorbs {{Etrigan}}, DoctorFate, and the Spectre, trying to get information from them, but they just end up making it worse when they tell the Darkness that it is "evil". Comicbook/SwampThing then convinces it that it is what it makes of itself, and finally [[{{God}} the Presence]] ''Himself'' descends from Heaven and merges with the Darkness, equalizing it. * Over twenty years later, during ''BlackestNight'', the origin of the GreenLantern villain Nekron is given: it turns out he is a "defense mechanism" created by the PrimordialChaos to fight back against light and life. You see, the universe rightfully belonged to the Darkness; the Presence invaded when He created [[LightEmUp the Entity]], which in turn created life. Whether this Darkness is the same being as the ''Comicbook/SwampThing'' character is anyone's guess, but given GeoffJohns' apparent fondness for Creator/AlanMoore stories about {{Eldritch Abomination}}s, it wouldn't be surprising.
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** A later story links Mikaboshi to the [[AnthropomorphicPersonification abstract entity Oblivion]] as an aspect of said entity. Oblivion IS the nothingness/chaos/whatever that preceded creation. * In Creator/AlanMoore's ''Comicbook/SwampThing'', during a tie-in to ''CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'', ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'', a cult called the Brujeria summons up something far, far worse than the Anti-Monitor: this very chaos, called the "Original Darkness". It's likely the most powerful supervillain DC has ever thought up: its ''fingernail'' couldn't be dented by TheSpectre, ComicBook/TheSpectre, and, again, this is during ''Crisis'', meaning this is the same Spectre who fought evenly with the Anti-Monitor ''after'' the latter had absorbed the Infinite Earths. Despite its power, however, the Darkness is a rather innocent being, very ignorant of the ways of the universe. It absorbs {{Etrigan}}, DoctorFate, ComicBook/{{Etrigan}}, ComicBook/DoctorFate, and the Spectre, trying to get information from them, but they just end up making it worse when they tell the Darkness that it is "evil". Comicbook/SwampThing then convinces it that it is what it makes of itself, and finally [[{{God}} the Presence]] ''Himself'' descends from Heaven and merges with the Darkness, equalizing it. * Over twenty years later, during ''BlackestNight'', ''ComicBook/BlackestNight'', the origin of the GreenLantern villain Nekron is given: it turns out he is a "defense mechanism" created by the PrimordialChaos to fight back against light and life. You see, the universe rightfully belonged to the Darkness; the Presence invaded when He created [[LightEmUp the Entity]], which in turn created life. Whether this Darkness is the same being as the ''Comicbook/SwampThing'' character is anyone's guess, but given GeoffJohns' Creator/GeoffJohns' apparent fondness for Creator/AlanMoore stories about {{Eldritch Abomination}}s, it wouldn't be surprising.

* Myth/JapaneseMythology describes the "primordial chaos" from which the Gods came from (and created the Heavenly Plains and later Earth) as dark, cold and jelly-like. The Star God [[EldritchAbomination Amatsu]]-[[LightIsNotGood Mikaboshi]] is usually associated to the pre-Earth chaos. * Myth/HinduMythology. In fact, gods even intentionally fished there once, just to see what they will pull out of it. And collected an impressive pile of weird stuff, some more useful than other. No [[FishingForSole boots]], though.
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* Myth/JapaneseMythology describes the "primordial chaos" from which the Gods came from (and created the Heavenly Plains and later Earth) as dark, cold and jelly-like. The Star God [[EldritchAbomination Amatsu]]-[[LightIsNotGood Mikaboshi]] is usually associated to with the pre-Earth chaos. * Myth/HinduMythology. In fact, gods even intentionally fished there once, just to see what they will would pull out of it. And collected an impressive pile of weird stuff, some more useful than other.others. No [[FishingForSole boots]], though.

* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' has the Wyld, the infinite realm of possibility, change, chaos, and unreality in which the [[OurTitansAreDifferent Primordials]] built Creation, a.k.a. the real world. The Wyld still exists around Creation and periodically tries to eat it, so as in Egyptian Mythology the world must be actively maintained and protected from this chaos. It's also [[HomeOfMonsters home]] to TheFairFolk. * In ''LegendOfTheFiveRings'', one of the villains, responsible for "real" ninjas is this - leftovers of the primal darkness, which hate being forced into shape and so would like to undo all creation. The ninja powers of its servants comes form them being "unnamed" - they don't have true names and as such aren't set in reality - their shape is a matter of whim.
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' has the Wyld, the infinite realm of possibility, change, chaos, and unreality in which the [[OurTitansAreDifferent Primordials]] built Creation, a.k.a. the real world.main world of the setting. The Wyld still exists around Creation and periodically tries to eat it, so as in Egyptian Mythology the world must be actively maintained and protected from this chaos. It's also [[HomeOfMonsters home]] to TheFairFolk. * In ''LegendOfTheFiveRings'', ''TabletopGame/LegendOfTheFiveRings'', one of the villains, responsible for "real" ninjas ninjas, is this - leftovers of the primal darkness, which hate being forced into shape and so would like to undo all creation. The ninja powers of its servants comes form from them being "unnamed" - they don't have true names and as such aren't set in reality - their shape is a matter of whim.

* Hundan, the Titan of Chaos in ''TabletopGame/{{Scion}}''. It ''is'' Chaos, unthinking and unknowable. It couldn't be imprisoned along with the other Titans, for to imprison something requires that you be able to define it. ''Hundan cannot be defined.'' Entering it causes you to face a swirling, shifting hell of unreality, which you must fix into place with your thoughts if you want any hope of survival. * The Primordial Waters from LeviathanTheTempest. No one is sure if it actually existed or not.
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* Hundan, Hundun, the Titan of Chaos in ''TabletopGame/{{Scion}}''.''TabletopGame/{{Scion}}'' (named as such in reference to Chinese myths, like the one under Mythology). It ''is'' Chaos, unthinking and unknowable. It couldn't be imprisoned along with the other Titans, for to imprison something requires that you be able to define it. ''Hundan ''Hundun cannot be defined.'' Entering it causes you to face a swirling, shifting hell of unreality, which you must fix into place with your thoughts if you want any hope of survival. * The Primordial Waters from LeviathanTheTempest.TabletopGame/LeviathanTheTempest. No one is sure if it actually existed or not.

* Under some hypothesis, the Big Bang arose from a pre-universe described as a "Quantum Foam."
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* Under some hypothesis, hypotheses, the Big Bang arose from a pre-universe described as a "Quantum Foam."
20th Jun '15 7:02:25 PM nombretomado
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* The substance called "nothing" in Garth Nix's ''TheKeysToTheKingdom'' books.
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* The substance called "nothing" in Garth Nix's ''TheKeysToTheKingdom'' ''Literature/KeysToTheKingdom'' books.
5th Jun '15 3:25:12 PM StFan
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* The true BigBad of ''PrettyCureSplashStar'' [[spoiler:Gooyan]] lived in the Primordial Chaos long before the Big Bang that created the universe. The entire reason he wants to [[OmnicidalManiac destroy the universe]] is because he thinks life is too noisy and he wants to return to peaceful nothingness.
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* The true BigBad of ''PrettyCureSplashStar'' ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCureSplashStar'' [[spoiler:Gooyan]] lived in the Primordial Chaos long before the Big Bang that created the universe. The entire reason he wants to [[OmnicidalManiac destroy the universe]] is because he thinks life is too noisy and he wants to return to peaceful nothingness.
21st May '15 6:31:44 AM ZimFan89
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[[AC:LiveActionTV]] * The Season 10 finale of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' has Death reveal that before God created the universe, there wasn't nothing; instead there was The Darkness, an amoral force of destruction. God and His archangels waged war on it, eventually [[SealedEvilInACan sealing it away]] and creating the Mark of Cain to serve as the lock and key for this seal, though this had the side effect of the Mark becoming TheCorruption for anyone who bore it. [[spoiler: Freeing Dean from the Mark destroys it, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero unleashing The Darkness onto the world]].]]
17th May '15 7:47:42 AM MarqFJA
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The CosmicEgg may have resided in it.
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The CosmicEgg may have resided in it. it. See also ChaosIsEvil.
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