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7th Dec '17 11:35:56 AM SeptimusHeap
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* RealityWarper supervillain Proteus from ComicBook/{{X-Men}} comics, particularly "The Day Reality Went Wild". His powers are especially traumatizing for Wolverine, whose heightened senses give him a greater awareness of reality, and a consequently greater awareness of reality being raped.

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* RealityWarper supervillain Proteus from ComicBook/{{X-Men}} ComicBook/XMen comics, particularly "The Day Reality Went Wild". His powers are especially traumatizing for Wolverine, whose heightened senses give him a greater awareness of reality, and a consequently greater awareness of reality being raped.
4th Dec '17 8:15:25 AM BeerBaron
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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'': This tends to happen during events known as "Dragon Breaks", {{Time Crash}}es during which the usual forward flow of time is disrupted in some way, usually by mortals wielding a divine-level power. They also often [[CosmicRetcon alter reality]], with consequences persisting even after they end. To note some specific examples:



** The Numidium, a [[HumongousMecha giant brass golem]] built by [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent the Dwemer]] and powered by the Heart of Lorkhan, the [[GodIsDead "dead" creator god]], was essentially their refutation of the gods made material. Because of this, it frequently [[RealityWarper warped reality]] merely by being activated, 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 [[TimeCrash Warp In The West]], where all the mutually exclusive MultipleEndings in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]]'' essentially [[MergingTheBranches happened at once]] (though none to the [[BroadStrokes same extent]] they would have individually).

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** The Numidium, a [[HumongousMecha giant brass golem]] built by [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent the Dwemer]] and designed to be powered by the [[CosmicKeystone Heart of Lorkhan, Lorkhan]], the [[GodIsDead "dead" creator god]], was essentially their refutation of the gods made material. Because of this, it frequently [[RealityWarper warped reality]] merely by being activated, such as the temporal toxic waste dump in Elsweyr where Tiber Septim's mages tried to figure it out after the Dunmer Tribunal [[PhysicalGod Tribunal]] gave it to him as a tribute, or the [[TimeCrash Warp In The West]], where all the mutually exclusive MultipleEndings in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]]'' essentially [[MergingTheBranches happened at once]] (though none to the [[BroadStrokes same extent]] they would have individually).
10th Nov '17 4:42:46 PM intastiel
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* In ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'', these phenomena start to occur as the [[TheAntiGod Dark One]]'s prison outside reality weakens. By the time of the FinalBattle, apparitions of the dead are commonplace, buildings rearrange themselves when unobserved, food and objects rot away at random times, thousand-year-old ghost towns absorb unsuspecting travelers, and random "bubbles of evil" disgorge effects like an army camp's weapons animating and trying to kill their owners.
7th Nov '17 12:54:21 PM BurgerLord
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** A Boltzmann Brain is a complete human brain created by this process. It's estimated that one will probably show up sometime in the next 10^10^50 years.

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** A Boltzmann Brain is a complete human brain created by this process. It's estimated that one will probably show up sometime in the next [[TimeAbyss 10^10^50 years.years]].
5th Oct '17 10:48:01 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series' backstory, in the 1st Era, the Marukhati Selectives, an elite group within the rabidly [[FantasticRacism anti-Elven]] [[TheTheocracy Alessian Order]], carried out a ritual in an attempt to purge Akatosh, the [[DragonsAreDivine draconic]] God of Time, of the elven aspects of his mythological basis - the [[OurElvesAreBetter Aldmeri]] [[NobleBirdOfPrey golden eagle]] god Auri-El. This proceeded to [[TimeCrash break time]] and reality for a period of a 1008 years. 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 that period of time? They used the phases of Nirn's moons, said to be [[GodIsDead Lorkhan]]'s decaying "flesh divinity", to measure time as they were not affected by the event. Even the [[TomeOfEldritchLore Elder Scrolls]] themselves cannot rationalize the events of the Middle Dawn. When the Scrolls are attuned to that time period, their glyphs disappear.

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
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In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' the series' backstory, in during the 1st Era, the Marukhati Selectives, an elite group within the rabidly [[FantasticRacism anti-Elven]] [[TheTheocracy Alessian Order]], carried out a ritual in an attempt to purge Akatosh, the [[DragonsAreDivine draconic]] God of Time, of the elven aspects of his mythological basis - the [[OurElvesAreBetter Aldmeri]] [[NobleBirdOfPrey golden eagle]] god Auri-El. This proceeded to [[TimeCrash break time]] and reality for a period of a 1008 years. 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 that period of time? They used the phases of Nirn's moons, said to be [[GodIsDead Lorkhan]]'s decaying "flesh divinity", to measure time as they were not affected by the event. Even the [[TomeOfEldritchLore Elder Scrolls]] themselves cannot rationalize the events of the Middle Dawn. When the Scrolls are attuned to that time period, their glyphs disappear.
** The Numidium, a [[HumongousMecha giant brass golem]] built by [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent the Dwemer]] and powered by the Heart of Lorkhan, the [[GodIsDead "dead" creator god]], was essentially their refutation of the gods made material. Because of this, it frequently [[RealityWarper warped reality]] merely by being activated, 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 [[TimeCrash Warp In The West]], where all the mutually exclusive MultipleEndings in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]]'' essentially [[MergingTheBranches happened at once]] (though none to the [[BroadStrokes same extent]] they would have individually).
18th Sep '17 11:12:43 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series' backstory, in the 1st Era, a remnant of a once-powerful organization of [[FantasticRacism anti-elf inquisitors]] carried out a ritual in an attempt to purge Akatosh, the [[DragonsAreDivine draconic]] God of Time, of the elven aspects of his mythological b asis - the [[OurElvesAreBetter Aldmeri]] [[NobleBirdOfPrey golden eagle]] god Auri-El. This proceeded to [[TimeCrash break time]] and reality for a period of a 1008 years. 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 that period of time? They used the phases of Nirn's moons, said to be [[GodIsDead Lorkhan]]'s decaying "flesh divinity", to measure time as they were not affected by the event.

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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series' backstory, in the 1st Era, a remnant of a once-powerful organization of the Marukhati Selectives, an elite group within the rabidly [[FantasticRacism anti-elf inquisitors]] anti-Elven]] [[TheTheocracy Alessian Order]], carried out a ritual in an attempt to purge Akatosh, the [[DragonsAreDivine draconic]] God of Time, of the elven aspects of his mythological b asis basis - the [[OurElvesAreBetter Aldmeri]] [[NobleBirdOfPrey golden eagle]] god Auri-El. This proceeded to [[TimeCrash break time]] and reality for a period of a 1008 years. 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 that period of time? They used the phases of Nirn's moons, said to be [[GodIsDead Lorkhan]]'s decaying "flesh divinity", to measure time as they were not affected by the event. Even the [[TomeOfEldritchLore Elder Scrolls]] themselves cannot rationalize the events of the Middle Dawn. When the Scrolls are attuned to that time period, their glyphs disappear.
17th Sep '17 11:37:09 AM nm3youtube
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* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'': In the Compy's last WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail, the Compy is infected with a ComputerVirus that [[PaintingTheMedium somehow infects the website]] and pretty much shoos reality away, resulting in town-wide glitchy chaos that only ends when Bubs ''[[ShootTheTelevision shoots the Compy]]''.
31st Jul '17 11:50:28 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series' backstory, in the 1st Era, a remnant of a once-powerful organization of [[FantasticRacism anti-elf inquisitors]] carried out a ritual in an attempt to purge Akatosh, the [[DragonsAreDivine draconic]] God of Time, of the elven aspects of his mythological b asis - the [[OurElvesAreBetter Aldmeri]] [[NobleBirdOfPrey golden eagle]] god Auri-El. This proceeded to [[TimeCrash break time]] and reality for a period of a 1008 years. 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 that period of time? They used the phases of Nirn's moons, said to be [[GodIsDead Lorkhan]]'s decaying "flesh divinity", to measure time as they were not affected by the event.
30th Jul '17 5:30:29 AM WillBGood
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* ''LightNovel/RentalMagica'' has "[[RealityIsOutToLunch Magi Night]]" whenever magical crap hits the {{Ley Line}}s. That a version of this, weakened ''a lot'', is used as an exam in a WizardingSchool should tell you something. Calling it a survival test was a slight exaggeration, but it was a good guts test. [[spoiler:Or it should have been, but our intrepid heroines weren't going to settle until they found the source--and trying to close the faucet, broke it open. Of course.]]

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* ''LightNovel/RentalMagica'' has "[[RealityIsOutToLunch Magi Night]]" "Magi Night" whenever magical crap hits the {{Ley Line}}s. That a version of this, weakened ''a lot'', is used as an exam in a WizardingSchool should tell you something. Calling it a survival test was a slight exaggeration, but it was a good guts test. [[spoiler:Or it should have been, but our intrepid heroines weren't going to settle until they found the source--and trying to close the faucet, broke it open. Of course.]]



* The original [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons AD&D]] module "Q1: Queen of the Demonweb Pits" included a table of random RealityIsOutToLunch events that can occur while the heroes are exploring Lolth's spider-ship, due to the inherent chaos of the Abyss. It's stated that these would be much more common and severe, if Lolth's own willpower weren't keeping them in check to preserve her headquarters.

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* The original [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons AD&D]] module "Q1: Queen of the Demonweb Pits" included a table of random RealityIsOutToLunch Reality Is Out to Lunch events that can occur while the heroes are exploring Lolth's spider-ship, due to the inherent chaos of the Abyss. It's stated that these would be much more common and severe, if Lolth's own willpower weren't keeping them in check to preserve her headquarters.
25th Jun '17 1:34:20 AM Jojolightningfingers
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* More so than most of the other episodes in the series, 'A World With No Sadness, Baby' in ''Anime/SpaceDandy'' is nonsensical in the extreme. The majority of it takes place in some bizarre limbo world inhabited by completely unexplained creatures. A choir of caricatured bears with disembodied human hands that, despite not having mouths, carry on conversation in abstract phrasing by singing? Unexplained. An otherwise normal looking lady that has the front half of a cat sticking out of her chest - and speaks through that cat's mouth instead of her own? Unexplained. That's not even getting into all the minutiae of the setting.
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