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21st Mar '18 5:43:01 PM roseadagio
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* In ''Anime/PrincessTutu'', [[spoiler:Drosselmeyer]] and his descendant [[spoiler:Fakir]] can LITERALLY rewrite reality. During the climax of the series, the former uses his powers to forcibly change what the latter is trying to write, making this reality-rewriting-rewriting.

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* In ''Anime/PrincessTutu'', [[spoiler:Drosselmeyer]] and his descendant [[spoiler:Fakir]] can LITERALLY literally rewrite reality.reality and are known as the Story Spinners. During the climax of the series, the former uses his powers to forcibly change what the latter is trying to write, making this reality-rewriting-rewriting. The power can be passed on through generations, however, if a Spinnerís powers are not strong enough, their story will conform to reality rather than the other way around.
8th Feb '18 11:15:51 AM Featherbreeze_03
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Writers are used to the power of stories to evoke feelings and create new worlds. Rewriting Reality is a form of magic where the [[HermeticMagic invocation]] is writing, or in more recent tales, typing, is literally magic. Usually it is one specific object that the writing works with, such as a RealityWritingBook, a typewriter, a sketchpad or a PC. It is sometimes based in mythology where a creator god "writes" the "Story" of history. The device might come from a mysterious deal, a magic spell, a technical device gone strangely wrong, editing the TomesOfProphecyAndFate, or it could just be, y'know, there.

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Writers are used often use to the power of stories to evoke feelings and create new worlds. Rewriting Reality is a form of magic where the [[HermeticMagic invocation]] is writing, or in more recent tales, typing, is literally magic. Usually it is one specific object that the writing works with, such as a RealityWritingBook, a typewriter, a sketchpad or a PC. It is sometimes based in mythology where a creator god "writes" the "Story" of history. The device might come from a mysterious deal, a magic spell, a technical device gone strangely wrong, editing the TomesOfProphecyAndFate, or it could just be, y'know, there.
3rd Jan '18 9:46:24 PM AHI-3000
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* ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'':
** The show once featured a plot about the "Book of Ages," a book in which history was magically recorded. However, human intervention is possible by just writing on the next available page of the book, thus offsetting anything previously written and enabling the writer to change history.
** Shendu possesses Jackie and writes it so that all the demons were never sealed away. Humans are slaves to the demons now, magic is outlawed and technology is unheard of. Nobody remembers what it was like in the original continuity, [[RippleEffectProofMemory except Jade]], who ripped her page out so Shendu couldn't overwrite it.
** Jade and Paco have some fun with this at the end, with Jade beefing up Jackie, and Paco beefing up El Toro, and then continuing to one up each other until Uncle puts his foot down and tells them to write him getting rid of the demons, which they do. Once everything is back to normal, Jade finds the place where her page goes and resets the timeline.

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* ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'':
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The show once ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'' episode "Demon World" featured a plot about the "Book "[[RealityWritingBook Book of Ages," a book Ages]]", an ancient tome in which history was magically recorded. However, human intervention is possible by just writing on the next available page of the book, thus offsetting anything previously written and enabling the writer to [[AlternateHistory change history.
history]] [[RealityWarping as they please]].
** Shendu possesses Jackie [[BigBad Shendu]] [[DemonicPossession possesses]] [[TheHero Jackie]] and writes it rewrites it, so that he and all the demons of his fellow [[EvilSorcerer Demon Sorcerer]] siblings were never sealed away. Humans are all slaves to the demons now, magic is outlawed outlawed, and modern technology is unheard of. Nobody remembers what it was like in the original continuity, [[RippleEffectProofMemory except Jade]], who ripped her page out so Shendu couldn't overwrite it.
** Jade and Paco have some fun with this at the end, with Jade beefing up Jackie, Jackie's abilities, and Paco beefing up doing the same to El Toro, Toro; and then continuing to one up one-up each other until until, Uncle puts his foot down and tells them to write about him getting rid of the demons, which they do. Once everything is back to normal, Jade finds the place where her page goes and resets the timeline.
6th Sep '17 9:26:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* The second season of ''{{Beetleborgs}}'' concerned the BigBad using the evil brother of the creator of the Beetleborg comic to create/summon Mooks.

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* The second season of ''{{Beetleborgs}}'' ''Series/{{Beetleborgs}}'' concerned the BigBad using the evil brother of the creator of the Beetleborg comic to create/summon Mooks.
12th Aug '17 6:26:25 PM WaterBlap
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** Maxwell has a magic notepad that he (that is, you) can write in to summon [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything damn near anything]] that can be expressed as a noun.

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** Maxwell has a magic notepad that he (that is, you) can write in to summon [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything [[DevelopersForesight damn near anything]] that can be expressed as a noun.
12th Jul '17 9:13:40 PM LinusEitname
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* ''Webcomic/ZeroZeroZeroThisComicAppearsFirstAlphabetically'' has the sketchbook, which contains that same comic. A lot of [[StableTimeLoop Stable Time Loops]] and [[DrosteImage Droste Images]] follow.
20th May '17 7:08:58 PM nombretomado
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* Kevin Thorne from the {{Vertigo|Comics}} title ''Comicbook/{{Fables}}'' is the 'Literal' personification of this trope.

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* Kevin Thorne from the {{Vertigo|Comics}} Creator/{{Vertigo|Comics}} title ''Comicbook/{{Fables}}'' is the 'Literal' personification of this trope.
27th Apr '17 11:00:23 AM flarn2006
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* ''VideoGame/HackNSlash'' actually features this as a major part of the ''gameplay''. The player can actually rewrite ''[[NoFourthWall the game's code]]'', in the form of Lua VM instructions, to solve puzzles, bypass obstacles, or just mess around. You can give yourself insane amounts of health, walk on water and bottomless pits, and even make characters look like other characters, to simply scratch the surface.

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* ''VideoGame/HackNSlash'' actually features this as a major part of an ability obtainable by ''the player'', along with some other characters, and it's for real, with all the ''gameplay''. The player can actually power and freedom such an ability should give you. This is because this in-game ability gives you the freedom to rewrite ''[[NoFourthWall what ''really does make up'' the game's code]]'', in universeóthat is, the form of [[NoFourthWall compiled Lua VM instructions, bytecode]] of the game and its engine. You can do this to solve puzzles, bypass obstacles, or just mess around. You can give yourself insane amounts of health, walk on water and bottomless pits, and even make characters look like other characters, to simply scratch the surface.
19th Apr '17 3:05:14 PM Lots42
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* The canon ''Buffy The Vampire Slayer'' comic books feature such a book as a long term plot device. Due to many magical resets a book the good guys control is now the tome of magic and new rules written in it become the rules of magic. If they make sense with what came before. Making a normal human a mighty wizard would be rejecting but tweaking a wizard's powers would easily work.
6th Apr '17 6:17:44 AM ChronoLegion
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* ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' establishes a difference between altering the timeline and rewriting reality itself. The first case has rules and consequences, while the second has none. Thus far, only one object is known to be able to do the latter - the [[PublicDomainArtifact Spear of Destiny]], which is why Rip and three of the JSA members split it and hid it across space and time. [[spoiler:The Legion manages to get the Spear and uses it to remake reality to suit their own desires: Thawne is now the head of S.T.A.R. Labs, having trapped the Black Flash, Darhk is the Mayor of Star City with magical powers, Merlyn has brought his family back to life and forced Nyssa to live a quiet life in the middle of nowhere, Snart and Mick rule Central City and can steal without consequences, and all the heroes (e.g. Barry, Oliver, John, Felicity) are dead. The Legends (minus Mick) have new lives either relegated into nothingness (Ray, Nate), working for Thawne (Jax, Stein), or working for Darhk (Sara, Amaya). There are only two known ways of destroying the Spear: throw it into an extremely-powerful reactor or use the blood of Christ]].

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* ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' establishes a difference between altering the timeline and rewriting reality itself. The first case has rules and consequences, while the second has none. Thus far, only one object is known to be able to do the latter - the [[PublicDomainArtifact Spear of Destiny]], which is why Rip and three of the JSA members split it and hid it across space and time. [[spoiler:The Legion manages to get the Spear and uses it to remake reality to suit their own desires: Thawne is now the head of S.T.A.R. Labs, having trapped the Black Flash, Darhk is the Mayor of Star City with magical powers, Merlyn has brought his family back to life and forced Nyssa to live a quiet life in the middle of nowhere, Snart and Mick rule Central City and can steal without consequences, and all the heroes (e.g. Barry, Oliver, John, Felicity) are dead. The Legends (minus Mick) have new lives either relegated into nothingness (Ray, Nate), working for Thawne (Jax, Stein), or working for Darhk (Sara, Amaya). There are only two known ways of destroying the Spear: throw it into an extremely-powerful reactor or use the blood of Christ]].
Christ]]. However, Sara finds a way to neutralize it a different way: [[spoiler:by using the Spear to depower itself. The Spear then disintegrates along with Thawne, when the Black Flash erases him from existence]].
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