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30th Dec '16 12:51:21 AM justanid
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* The "demon" of the Advina Avis (aka [[spoiler:Ronnie Schiatto]]) from ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}''. The full extent of his reality warping abilities hasn't been demonstrated, but so far has included materializing and dematerializing matter at will, bestowing forbidden knowledge, [[SuperEmpowering granting people immortality and other abilities]] (as well as slapping on whatever perks and restrictions he wishes), appearing anyplace at anytime, global mind-reading, and [[spoiler:shifting in and out of human form at will]]. Generally, [[AllPowerfulBystander he doesn't go around doing these sorts of things very often]], however, because nigh-omnipotence can become quite boring after several-hundred millennia.



* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'':
** Every single Esper. Their powers work by substituting their own reality into the real world using AIM ([[GratuitousEnglish An Involuntary Movement]]) fields, which also acts as AppliedPhlebotinum for many story arcs. The downside to this is that their "personal reality" must share a lot of characteristics with the "real reality", otherwise they will be isolated from reality completely, [[spoiler:as with Kazakiri Hyouka in her initial appearances]].
** For that matter, [[AllMythsAreTrue any sufficiently powerful mythical beings]] are capable of this, with [[OurAngelsAredifferent the Archangels]] being prime examples.
** Aureolus Izzard. "Alchemist" my ass. MasterOfIllusion combined with ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve is his actual power. It does has its limits however, as pointed out by Stiyl, if he really could warp reality, why couldn't he just wish a vampire into existence?
** Perfect [[TheArchmage Majins]] (Magic Gods) fall into this category, being able to recreate the world as they please with little effort (once they overcome the 50/50 success rate problem).
** Aleister Crowley too, as he is a magician powerful enough to become a Majin, but he made some specific alterations to his body to prevent it. Well, if you can [[spoiler:'''''exist at more than one location at the same time''''']] and possesses a tool (called "Archetype Controller") which can [[spoiler:manipulate {{TROPE}}S of all things, and powerful enough to ''literally create the entire concept of "Science Side" and its espers'']], really, what's changed?



* In ''LightNovel/DateALive'' the [[AppliedPhlebotinum Realizer]] makes "human imagination into reality" and powers the [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture setting]]. The result is a bit like a StandardSuperHeroSetting, where most tech is modern day, with a few organizations having access to much more advanced stuff. The Realizer is used to implement a variety of superpowers, but is implied to have a number of limits. The talent to be able to use it is very rare(used as a justification for ChildSoldiers), along with having fairly significant limits with regard to the range and complexity of powers that can be created; [[TransformationSequence clothing changes]], flight, super strength and defensive shields can all be created, but the AST needs to have pre-made weapons rather than creating them themselves. It's also mentioned as the way to quickly reconstruct damage caused by various battles and supernatural events.
* Anime/{{Doraemon}}, with his gadgets, can warp reality to it's full extent. Check out the "what if" phone booth. It's able to create a whole new world based on the wish.



* LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya. Up to and including [[TheOmnipotent omnipotence]].
** For that matter, the Interfaces, such as Yuki [[spoiler:and Ryouko]] qualifies. Their powers aren't as rule-breaking as Haruhi's, but they can still launch MySQL injections into reality. To take this to a greater degree, in Disappearance [[spoiler:they can even hijack Haruhi's unlimited power]]! The difference between Haruhi and the Interfaces is that Haruhi can create "data" out of nothing, while the Interfaces can "only" alter existing data. That's why, in-universe, the Interfaces are treated as Reality Warpers while Haruhi herself is considered, well, basically a God, if not "the" God.
** Related to the trope notes above, there is a good reason why Haruhi can get away with being a protagonist ''and'' a Reality Warper; She has ''no idea what she is or what power she holds''. Most of her warping is done through childishly wishing something to be different.



* Everyone in ''LightNovel/SundayWithoutGod'' has this power to some degree. Basically, if you wish for something hard enough (such as ResurrectiveImmortality, ImprobableAimingSkills, or [[spoiler:resetting time to prevent a person's death]]), you might just get it, but [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor you may not be happy with the results.]] The lack of true death is also strongly implied to be because people collectively wished for immortality, thus warping the reality of life and death.


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* The "demon" of the Advina Avis (aka [[spoiler:Ronnie Schiatto]]) from ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}''. The full extent of his reality warping abilities hasn't been demonstrated, but so far has included materializing and dematerializing matter at will, bestowing forbidden knowledge, [[SuperEmpowering granting people immortality and other abilities]] (as well as slapping on whatever perks and restrictions he wishes), appearing anyplace at anytime, global mind-reading, and [[spoiler:shifting in and out of human form at will]]. Generally, [[AllPowerfulBystander he doesn't go around doing these sorts of things very often]], however, because nigh-omnipotence can become quite boring after several-hundred millennia.
* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'':
** Every single Esper. Their powers work by substituting their own reality into the real world using AIM ([[GratuitousEnglish An Involuntary Movement]]) fields, which also acts as AppliedPhlebotinum for many story arcs. The downside to this is that their "personal reality" must share a lot of characteristics with the "real reality", otherwise they will be isolated from reality completely, [[spoiler:as with Kazakiri Hyouka in her initial appearances]].
** For that matter, [[AllMythsAreTrue any sufficiently powerful mythical beings]] are capable of this, with [[OurAngelsAredifferent the Archangels]] being prime examples.
** Aureolus Izzard. "Alchemist" my ass. MasterOfIllusion combined with ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve is his actual power. It does has its limits however, as pointed out by Stiyl, if he really could warp reality, why couldn't he just wish a vampire into existence?
** Perfect [[TheArchmage Majins]] (Magic Gods) fall into this category, being able to recreate the world as they please with little effort (once they overcome the 50/50 success rate problem).
** Aleister Crowley too, as he is a magician powerful enough to become a Majin, but he made some specific alterations to his body to prevent it. Well, if you can [[spoiler:'''''exist at more than one location at the same time''''']] and possesses a tool (called "Archetype Controller") which can [[spoiler:manipulate {{TROPE}}S of all things, and powerful enough to ''literally create the entire concept of "Science Side" and its espers'']], really, what's changed?
* In ''LightNovel/DateALive'' the [[AppliedPhlebotinum Realizer]] makes "human imagination into reality" and powers the [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture setting]]. The result is a bit like a StandardSuperHeroSetting, where most tech is modern day, with a few organizations having access to much more advanced stuff. The Realizer is used to implement a variety of superpowers, but is implied to have a number of limits. The talent to be able to use it is very rare(used as a justification for ChildSoldiers), along with having fairly significant limits with regard to the range and complexity of powers that can be created; [[TransformationSequence clothing changes]], flight, super strength and defensive shields can all be created, but the AST needs to have pre-made weapons rather than creating them themselves. It's also mentioned as the way to quickly reconstruct damage caused by various battles and supernatural events.
* Anime/{{Doraemon}}, with his gadgets, can warp reality to it's full extent. Check out the "what if" phone booth. It's able to create a whole new world based on the wish.
* LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya. Up to and including [[TheOmnipotent omnipotence]].
** For that matter, the Interfaces, such as Yuki [[spoiler:and Ryouko]] qualifies. Their powers aren't as rule-breaking as Haruhi's, but they can still launch MySQL injections into reality. To take this to a greater degree, in Disappearance [[spoiler:they can even hijack Haruhi's unlimited power]]! The difference between Haruhi and the Interfaces is that Haruhi can create "data" out of nothing, while the Interfaces can "only" alter existing data. That's why, in-universe, the Interfaces are treated as Reality Warpers while Haruhi herself is considered, well, basically a God, if not "the" God.
** Related to the trope notes above, there is a good reason why Haruhi can get away with being a protagonist ''and'' a Reality Warper; She has ''no idea what she is or what power she holds''. Most of her warping is done through childishly wishing something to be different.
* Everyone in ''LightNovel/SundayWithoutGod'' has this power to some degree. Basically, if you wish for something hard enough (such as ResurrectiveImmortality, ImprobableAimingSkills, or [[spoiler:resetting time to prevent a person's death]]), you might just get it, but [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor you may not be happy with the results.]] The lack of true death is also strongly implied to be because people collectively wished for immortality, thus warping the reality of life and death.
* Yusuke in ''LightNovel/WorldCustomizeCreator'' gains the ability to "customize" anything, as if it were being edited in a virtual environment. Initially he thinks it works like the game it appears to be from, able to customize weapons and equipment, he eventually discovers it can edit ''anything''.
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27th Dec '16 8:40:59 PM Troperinik
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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'' had Stumpy and Quack Quack become this by using [[MediumAwareness animation software to make their own episode.]]
17th Dec '16 1:44:30 PM WorstEditorEver
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** Irene Belserion of the Spriggan Twelve is quite possibly the most powerful reality-warping mage in the entire series, as she was capable of rewriting the reality of [[spoiler:the ''entire country of Fiore'']].
12th Dec '16 1:42:47 AM GM_3826
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** John gained a CosmicRetcon ability, allowing him to teleport to anyplace, at anytime, and change anything or any event he wants. this includes the Alpha Timeline.

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** John gained a CosmicRetcon ability, allowing him to teleport to anyplace, at anytime, and change anything or any event he wants. this This includes the Alpha Timeline.Timeline, meaning that he can fight fate.
2nd Dec '16 11:54:40 AM DjinnTemtempo
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** In addition to this, he can add adjectives to other people and objects allowing for things that shouldn't even be possible like a male woman, he also has the ability to write things out of existence in the later games by adding "gone" to an object.


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* In VideoGame/{{Scribblenauts}}, the player character Maxwell has a magic notebook that can conjure anything you can imagine. In addition to this, he can add adjectives to other people and objects allowing for things that shouldn't even be possible like a male woman, he also has the ability to write things out of existence in the later games by adding "gone" to an object.
14th Nov '16 7:38:01 PM PaulA
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** Palmer Eldritch in ''The Three Stigmata Of Palmer Eldritch''. Maybe. Some readers have argued that he [[DrugsAreBad gives people drugs]] that [[LotusEaterMachine let them experience all sorts of bizarre things]] [[spoiler: while, incidentally, [[TheVirus causing them to gain Palmer's physical characteristics and think more like him]].]]

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** Palmer Eldritch in ''The Three Stigmata Of Palmer Eldritch''.''Literature/TheThreeStigmataOfPalmerEldritch''. Maybe. Some readers have argued that he [[DrugsAreBad gives people drugs]] that [[LotusEaterMachine let them experience all sorts of bizarre things]] [[spoiler: while, incidentally, [[TheVirus causing them to gain Palmer's physical characteristics and think more like him]].]]
6th Nov '16 2:41:56 AM DarkPhoenix94
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* In ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'', this is [[spoiler: Chthon's]] main power, taking WindsOfDestinyChange to its ultimate conclusion. Doing so, however, damages the structural integrity of reality - convenient for an entity that wants to destroy the universe and dissolve it back into primordial chaos.
** Wanda Maximoff, thanks to the above, has this as her mutant power - and her magic is inclined towards probability manipulation too. Her blessing on Harry, (in short: he'll always have someone to back him up) makes him a MagneticHero and strong enough to be detected by Odin.
** Doctor Strange is repeatedly stated to be someone who long ago decided that the Laws of Reality were for other people, performing feats that shouldn't really be possible.
** [[spoiler: The Phoenix.]]
** [[spoiler: Harry]] during the finale [[spoiler: when Chthon possesses him and just after, allowing him to set things right.]]
5th Nov '16 6:08:41 AM DarkPhoenix94
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** [[ComicBook/XMan Nate Grey]], who spends some time hanging out and bonding with Franklin, is a psychic so powerful that he falls into this category, occasionally rewriting reality in his sleep. After a certain point, he evolves beyond the need to do things like eat, sleep or even breathe, steps in and out of time at will, and treats the multiverse as his personal stepladder, to be ambled up and down at will.


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*** More recent stories involving the Phoenix have shown Jean as the White Phoenix of the Crown holding ''galaxies'' in the palm of her hand.
22nd Oct '16 11:02:52 PM Xtifr
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** Not actually this trope, but the above question is hilariously explored at the end of RobertSheckley's classic novel ''Mindswap''.
21st Oct '16 10:56:27 AM sorako
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* ''AquarionLogos'' nearly every mecha and M.J.K.B. distorts reality and can destroy entire concepts if the latter are left unchecked.

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* ''AquarionLogos'' ''Anime/AquarionLogos'' nearly every mecha and M.J.K.B. distorts reality and can destroy entire concepts if the latter are left unchecked.
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