History Main / RealityBreakingParadox

24th Apr '18 1:05:15 PM Andyroid
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* In the ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' TradingCardGame, hitting The Immovable Object (a shield) with The Unstoppable Force (a 2-handed mace) [[UnstoppableForceMeetsImmovableObject will destroy both objects]].

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* In the ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' TradingCardGame, hitting you can sacrifice a copy of The Immovable Object (a shield) with The Unstoppable Force (a 2-handed mace) to [[UnstoppableForceMeetsImmovableObject will destroy both objects]].all copies in play of]] The Unstoppable Force (a 2-handed mace), and vice versa.
12th Apr '18 12:54:14 AM nanakiro
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* The [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/divide-by-zero "Divide by Zero"]] ImageMacro {{meme|ticMutation}} that cropped up on various Website/ImageBoards sometime in the mid-2000s (the earliest reference Website/KnowYourMeme has for it is in 2005). The idea was that dividing by zero, [[Analysis/DivideByZero a mathematically weird operation]], would break reality and cause bad (and funny) things to happen.

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* The [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/divide-by-zero "Divide by Zero"]] ImageMacro {{meme|ticMutation}} that cropped up on various Website/ImageBoards sometime in the mid-2000s (the earliest reference Website/KnowYourMeme has for it is in 2005). The idea was that dividing by zero, [[Analysis/DivideByZero a mathematically weird operation]], would break reality and cause bad (and funny) things to happen. ThisVeryWiki even had it as the former TropeNamer for the paradox.
28th Mar '18 12:43:13 PM KrspaceT
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* ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis'' had a character gain the power to kill a multiversal evil by solving a Rubix Cube in 17 moves.
17th Mar '18 7:48:29 AM ironballs16
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* In the ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' TradingCardGame, hitting The Immovable Object (a shield) with The Unstoppable Force (a 2-handed mace) will destroy both objects.

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* In the ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' TradingCardGame, hitting The Immovable Object (a shield) with The Unstoppable Force (a 2-handed mace) [[UnstoppableForceMeetsImmovableObject will destroy both objects.objects]].
16th Mar '18 4:56:01 PM nombretomado
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* ''Videogame/KingdomOfLoathing'' has an appearance by the Tome of Tropes, all but explicitly ThisVeryWiki in GreatBigBookOfEverything form. Unfortunately, opening it to the GreatBigBookOfEverything ''page'' in that book causes reality to break from recursion, causing a critical hit of damage.

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* ''Videogame/KingdomOfLoathing'' has an appearance by the Tome of Tropes, all but explicitly ThisVeryWiki Wiki/ThisVeryWiki in GreatBigBookOfEverything form. Unfortunately, opening it to the GreatBigBookOfEverything ''page'' in that book causes reality to break from recursion, causing a critical hit of damage.
17th Feb '18 1:23:26 PM nombretomado
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* According to ''WebAnimation/EvangelionReDeath'', this is what happens if you play ''1999'' by {{Prince}} any time on or after January 1, 2000. It's how Gendou intends to trigger the Third Impact and become [[spoiler: the Uber-Pimp]].

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* According to ''WebAnimation/EvangelionReDeath'', this is what happens if you play ''1999'' by {{Prince}} Music/{{Prince}} any time on or after January 1, 2000. It's how Gendou intends to trigger the Third Impact and become [[spoiler: the Uber-Pimp]].
17th Feb '18 1:08:51 PM nombretomado
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* In ''VideoGame/GranTurismo 3'', if you pop a wheelie with a properly-tuned Escudo, you can reach the speed of [[PowersOfTwoMinusOne 2,147,483,647]] mph (that's FTLTravel there), which crashes the game.

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* In ''VideoGame/GranTurismo 3'', if you pop a wheelie with a properly-tuned Escudo, you can reach the speed of [[PowersOfTwoMinusOne [[UsefulNotes/PowersOfTwoMinusOne 2,147,483,647]] mph (that's FTLTravel there), which crashes the game.
5th Feb '18 11:53:20 AM BeerBaron
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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' calls such events "Dragon Breaks", where the god of time, known by many names and guises, but most prominently as a dragon god "Akatosh", is tampered with.
** In the first era, a remnant of a once-powerful organization of [[FantasticRacism anti-elf inquisitors]] carried out a ritual in attempt to purge Akatosh of the elven aspects of the mythological basis that Akatosh was based on, the elven golden eagle god Auri-El. The effort proceeded to break Time for a period of a bit over 1000 years. How could they measure how long that period was? The Khajiit, a cat-like race on Tamriel whose mythology was heavily steeped in the two moons, used those as a basis for time.
** The giant brass golem [[HumongousMecha Numidium]] was built by the Dwemer, an extinct race of elves commonly mislabeled as "dwarves" who were essentially [[FlatEarthAtheist atheists in a world where gods were very real]]. Numidium was essentially their refutation of the gods made material. Numidium had a nasty habit of causing Dragon Breaks because of this, such as the temporal toxic waste dump in Elsweyr where Tiber Septim's mages tried to figure it out after the Dunmer Tribunal gave it to him as a tribute, or the Warp In The West, where all the endings in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]]'' essentially simultaneously happened and the temporal paradox was so straining on reality that a nuclear-like explosion occurred. Oh, and, during one part of the process, the Dwemer did... ''something'' that apparently pissed off reality, ending with every single one of them completely ''wiped'' from existence while keeping everything else intact. Weird things happen when you make a robot powered by the heart of a dead god.
** The Scrolls themselves can cause a mild version of this depending on who reads them. Someone who is completely untrained in the history and nature of the Scrolls just sees the page picture for the main ''Elder Scrolls'' page. Someone with slight training is struck blind immediately. People with great training (e.g. members of the Cult of the Ancestor Moth in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'') gradually go blind as they read more of the scrolls. Then we have the Dovahkiin in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]''. Dragonborn are mortals with the soul of a dragon, and [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragons exist outside of time]]. Reading the Scroll you obtain as part of ''Skyrim's'' main quest results in being momentarily blinded, then recovering. It's like the universe needed to reboot or something...

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' calls such events ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'':
** The series has a version crossed with a TimeCrash known as a
"Dragon Breaks", where Break". These happen at a few major events in the god backstory when the [[DragonsAreDivine draconic]] God of time, Time, [[IHaveManyNames known by many names and guises, names]] but most prominently as a dragon god "Akatosh", Akatosh, is "[[HijackingCthulhu tampered with.
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with]]" so to speak. They typically involve mortals attempting to use something of divine substance and cross over with RealityIsOutToLunch. To note a few prominent examples:
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In the first era, a remnant 1st Era, the Maruhkati Selectives, an extremist sect of a once-powerful organization of the already extremist [[FantasticRacism anti-elf inquisitors]] anti-elf]] Alessian Order, carried out a ritual in attempt to [[SplitPersonality purge Akatosh of the elven aspects aspects]] of the mythological basis that Akatosh was based on, the elven [[OurElvesAreBetter Aldmeri]] [[NobleBirdOfPrey golden eagle god god]], Auri-El. The effort This proceeded to break Time time and reality for a period of a bit over 1000 years. 1008 years, which came to be known as the Middle Dawn. Bizarre and impossible events occurred during this time; people gave birth to their own parents, some sources mention wars and major events which never happened according to other sources, the sun changed color depending on the witness, and the gods either walked among the mortals or they didn't. How could they measure how long that period was? The Khajiit, a cat-like race on Tamriel whose mythology was heavily steeped in the two moons, of time? They used those the phases of [[WeirdMoon Nirn's moons]], said to be [[GodIsDead Lorkhan's decaying "flesh divinity"]], to measure time as a basis for time.
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they were not affected by the event. Even the [[TomeOfEldritchLore Elder Scrolls]] themselves cannot rationalize the conflicting events of the Middle Dawn. When the Scrolls are attuned to that time period, their glyphs are said to simply disappear.
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The giant brass golem Numidium, a [[HumongousMecha Numidium]] was giant brass golem]] built by [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent the Dwemer, an extinct race Dwemer]] and powered by the [[CosmicKeystone Heart of elves commonly mislabeled as "dwarves" who were essentially [[FlatEarthAtheist atheists in a world where gods were very real]]. Numidium Lorkhan]], the [[GodIsDead "dead" creator god]], was essentially their refutation of the gods made material. Numidium had a nasty habit of causing Dragon Breaks because Because of this, it frequently caused these when activated, such as the temporal toxic waste dump in Elsweyr where Tiber Septim's mages tried to figure it out after the Dunmer Tribunal Dunmeri [[PhysicalGod Tribunal]] gave it to him as a tribute, or the Warp In The West, where all the endings in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]]'' essentially simultaneously [[MergingTheBranches happened and at once]] (though none to the temporal paradox was so straining on reality that a nuclear-like explosion occurred. Oh, and, during one part of the process, the Dwemer did... ''something'' that apparently pissed off reality, ending with every single one of them completely ''wiped'' from existence while keeping everything else intact. Weird things happen when you make a robot powered by the heart of a dead god.
[[BroadStrokes same extent]] they would have individually).
** The Scrolls eponymous [[TomeOfEldritchLore Elder Scrolls]] themselves can cause a mild version of this depending on who reads them. Someone who is completely untrained in the history and nature of the Scrolls just sees the page picture for the main ''Elder Scrolls'' page. page (something that looks a bit like a star chart with odd glyphs around it). Someone with slight training is struck blind immediately.immediately, and while they may gain some knowledge from it, it will likely be useless. People with great training (e.g. members of the Cult of the Ancestor Moth in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'') Moth) gradually go blind as they read more of the scrolls. scrolls, but can extract enough information to reliably predict future events (or, at least, what ''might'' happen). Then we have [[PlayerCharacter the Dovahkiin Dragonborn]] in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]''. Dragonborn are mortals with the soul of a an immortal Aedric dragon, and [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragons whose souls exist partially outside of time]]. time, not unlike the Scrolls themselves. Reading the Scroll you obtain as part of ''Skyrim's'' ''Skyrim'''s main quest results in being momentarily blinded, then recovering. It's like recovering, and then immediately gaining access to precise information related to their current quest (either defeating Alduin or recovering Auri-El's Bow). It is also revealed that the universe needed aforementioned Dwemer were able to reboot or something...create a machine which allowed them to read the Elder Scrolls without all of the nasty side effects.
15th Dec '17 12:19:09 PM CheeseDogX
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** When there is a meeting of selves (in the past, no less) the consequences are less severe -- a TimelineAlteringMacGuffin leads to a BadFuture that Doc and Marty are forced to prevent.

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** When there is a meeting of selves (in the past, no less) the consequences are less severe -- a TimelineAlteringMacGuffin leads to a BadFuture BadPresent that Doc and Marty are forced to prevent.
15th Dec '17 12:17:38 PM CheeseDogX
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** The novelization gives a little more detail: it's less them possibly meeting and more the possible consequences of the meeting, like say, if the younger Jennifer panicked and ended up causing her past self an injury that her future self never had. Or say, if she tripped and fell down and cracked her head open, making her alive and dead at the same time. [[spoiler:In the end, all that happens is that she simply passes out from the shock.]]

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** The novelization gives a little more detail: it's less them possibly meeting and more the possible consequences of the meeting, like say, if the younger Jennifer panicked and ended up causing her past self an injury that her future self never had. Or say, if she tripped and fell down and cracked her head open, making her alive and dead at the same time. [[spoiler:In the end, all that happens is that she simply passes out from the shock.shock, which Doc had also admitted was a possibility.]]
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