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1st Oct '17 10:02:22 AM nombretomado
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A character that knows everything. Either literally everything, or simply everything worth knowing under the circumstances. May or may not have BlueAndOrangeMorality or a OmniscientMoralityLicense. DoNotConfuseWith a [[KnowNothingKnowitall character]] who incorrectly believes himself to know everything. May or May not have authored the GreatBigBookOfEverything.

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A character that knows everything. Either literally everything, or simply everything worth knowing under the circumstances. May or may not have BlueAndOrangeMorality or a OmniscientMoralityLicense. DoNotConfuseWith JustForFun/NotToBeConfusedWith a [[KnowNothingKnowitall character]] who incorrectly believes himself to know everything. May or May not have authored the GreatBigBookOfEverything.
1st Oct '17 2:24:25 AM GojiBiscuits
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* Marisou from ''Manga/BlackParadox'', due to the portal in her brain to the afterlife, has a limited ability to see the future. When she's operated on by Dr. Suka to remove the gateway from her brain (as part of his plan to harvest more Paradoxical Night stones from inside the Afterlife), she gains the ability to become fully omniscient, and learns the full truth about what Suka has set in motion.
24th Sep '17 11:19:25 AM nombretomado
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* Errand/Eriond from Creator/DavidEddings' ''{{Malloreon}}'' series. (He was in The Belgariad too, but didn't start displaying omniscience until the beginning of The Malloreon.)

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* Errand/Eriond from Creator/DavidEddings' ''{{Malloreon}}'' ''Literature/{{Malloreon}}'' series. (He was in The Belgariad too, but didn't start displaying omniscience until the beginning of The Malloreon.)
18th Aug '17 6:57:57 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', this is believed to be one of the powers of the Hist, a race of [[TimeAbyss ancient]] and [[WiseTree sentient]] trees native to the Black Marsh who are worshiped by the [[LizardFolk Argonians]]. Through an unknown means, they are able to see into the future. Sensing the upcoming [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion Crisis]] and [[Literature/TheElderScrolls the trials]] that [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim would follow]], they recalled most of the Argonians in Tamriel to the Black Marsh to combat these threats and, through their sap (which the Argonians drink to grow and communicate with the Hist), changed the Argonians physically to [[TookALevelInBadass better prepare them as weapons of war]].

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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', this ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
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is believed to be one of the powers of the Hist, a race of [[TimeAbyss ancient]] and [[WiseTree sentient]] trees native to the Black Marsh who are worshiped by the [[LizardFolk Argonians]]. Through an unknown means, they are able to see into the future. Sensing the upcoming [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion Crisis]] and [[Literature/TheElderScrolls the trials]] that [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim would follow]], they recalled most of the Argonians in Tamriel to the Black Marsh to combat these threats and, through their sap (which the Argonians drink to grow and communicate with the Hist), changed the Argonians physically to [[TookALevelInBadass better prepare them as weapons of war]].
** Hermaeus Mora, the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] of [[KeeperOfForbiddenKnowledge Knowledge]] who is also associated with Fate and Destiny, ''claims'' to be this, but there is evidence that he is not (and that fate is not definite in the ''ES'' universe). For one, a [[DragonsAreDivine dragon]] and a powerful [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampire]] state that the [[TomeOfEldritchLore Elder]] [[TomesOfProphecyAndFate Scrolls]] (pretty much the closest thing to absolute truthful records) only predict what ''may be'', not what will be. Furthermore, the Scrolls themselves may change until the events predicted at a given time come to pass, at which point the words are absolutely fixed forevermore. So, what does this have to do with Hermaeus Mora? It undermines his claim to know all things, a claim implicitly undermined when he needs the [[PlayerCharacter Dragonborn]]'s help to obtain the knowledge of the [[NobleSavage Skaal]] In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'''s ''Dragonborn'' DLC. Why would a truly omniscient being need help to obtain knowledge? The answer: he only wants you to think he is omniscient. Mora is capable of lying, or at the very least, misleading people. He led Septimus to think the [[CosmicKeystone Heart of Lorkhan]] was behind that locked door (it was actually holding the [[GreatBigBookOfEverything Oghma Infinium]]), so his claims to knowing all could be part of a similar deception.
28th Jun '17 11:49:01 AM intastiel
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* Discussed in Creator/IsaacAsimov's "The Last Answer" by the godlike "Voice" that created the universe: it explains that, while it has infinite knowledge and power, it does not have ''complete'' knowledge, and indeed, might not even know all the gaps in its knowledge. One such gap is [[spoiler:[[DeathSeeker the means by which it could finally die]]]], and it created a universe of thinking beings solely to produce more data to obtain that information.
28th Jun '17 11:34:39 AM intastiel
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* In ''Webcomic/KillSixBillionDemons'', the GodEmperor Jadis forced herself to witness the true Shape of the Universe -- effectively punching through a YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm of literally cosmic scope. Omniscience came to her in a BrownNote that scoured her mind and body, leaving her [[DePowered de-powered]], [[DarkLordOnLifeSupport entombed in glass]], and capable only of whispering unerring but semi-coherent prophecies, which her [[VoiceForTheVoiceless priests]] are prone to misinterpreting in small but crucial ways.
20th Jun '17 6:47:42 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': As an experienced greenseer, Jojen Reed can see things happening far away, in the future or the distant past, and can sneak into other people's dreams.
26th May '17 9:54:11 PM Lopiny
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* ''Literature/TheKingkillerChronicle'': The Cthaeh, a fae entity trapped in a tree and unable to act upon the surrounding world other than speaking, is an infinitely malicious version. It knows every possible outcome for any action that could ever be taken, including your own reactions. So whenever you speak to it, it will deliberately pick the exact words that would cause the worst possible result for the world at large; it has infinite choice, and it will ''always'' pick the worst. There is an organization dedicated to sniping anyone that speaks to it precisely because any contact with the Cthaeh turns you into the equivalent of a plague ship sailing for a busy harbor, bringing disaster wherever you go.
24th Apr '17 12:55:06 PM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', this is believed to be one of the powers of the Hist, a race of [[TimeAbyss ancient]] and [[WiseTree sentient]] trees native to the Black Marsh who are worshiped by the [[LizardFolk Argonians]]. Through an unknown means, they are able to see into the future. Sensing the upcoming [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion Crisis]] and [[Literature/TheElderScrolls the trials]] that [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim would follow]], they recalled most of the Argonians in Tamriel to the Black Marsh to combat these threats and, through their sap (which the Argonians drink to grow and communicate with the Hist), changed the Argonians physically to [[TookALevelInBadass better prepare them as weapons of war]].
5th Mar '17 11:49:18 AM nombretomado
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* [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHercules Hercules]] from MarvelComics was once imbued with true omniscience beyond anything possessed by skyfathers or most cosmic beings during the ComicBook/ChaosWar event. He literally knew anything he put his mind too. Unfortunately, it was completely useless thanks to his LeeroyJenkins attitude. He either charges in blindly or tricked by the BigBad into letting the villain into the heavens. It is only when his super-smart best friend and MotherNature both call him out on how dumb he is being that he bothers consulting it at all.

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* [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHercules Hercules]] from MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics was once imbued with true omniscience beyond anything possessed by skyfathers or most cosmic beings during the ComicBook/ChaosWar event. He literally knew anything he put his mind too. Unfortunately, it was completely useless thanks to his LeeroyJenkins attitude. He either charges in blindly or tricked by the BigBad into letting the villain into the heavens. It is only when his super-smart best friend and MotherNature both call him out on how dumb he is being that he bothers consulting it at all.
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