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31st Jul '16 2:29:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laplace%27s_demon LaPlace's Demon]] appears briefly in the [[http://dresdencodak.com/2009/01/27/advanced-dungeons-and-discourse/ "Advanced Dungeons and Discourse"]] strip of ''DresdenCodak''. When ordered to attack an InvincibleVillain, it immediately leaves, prompting another character to observe, "Guess he knew something we didn't."

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laplace%27s_demon LaPlace's Demon]] appears briefly in the [[http://dresdencodak.com/2009/01/27/advanced-dungeons-and-discourse/ "Advanced Dungeons and Discourse"]] strip of ''DresdenCodak''.''Webcomic/DresdenCodak''. When ordered to attack an InvincibleVillain, it immediately leaves, prompting another character to observe, "Guess he knew something we didn't."
16th Jul '16 7:40:27 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Vetinari from Literature/{{Discworld}} is ''not'' omniscient in the first sense. However, he does fit the second to a T, and many think that part of his amazing manipulation skill comes from being DangerouslyGenreSavvy enough to recognize 'main characters', which would place him squarely in the third category as well.

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* Vetinari from Literature/{{Discworld}} is ''not'' omniscient in the first sense. However, he does fit the second to a T, and many think that part of his amazing manipulation skill comes from being DangerouslyGenreSavvy savvy enough to recognize 'main characters', which would place him squarely in the third category as well.



* Los Hermanos, a member of the [[Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse Global Guardians]] is a duplicator a'la Jamie Madrox from ''ComicBook/XFactor''. He knows nearly everything worth knowing because sometime, somewhere, one of his duplicates has taken a course in it, or read a book about it, or currently works it as a profession. He's also DangerouslyGenreSavvy.

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* Los Hermanos, a member of the [[Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse Global Guardians]] is a duplicator a'la Jamie Madrox from ''ComicBook/XFactor''. He knows nearly everything worth knowing because sometime, somewhere, one of his duplicates has taken a course in it, or read a book about it, or currently works it as a profession. He's also DangerouslyGenreSavvy.
9th Jul '16 3:26:15 PM DoctorTItanX
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Characters with this ability tend to be background characters that the reader is told little about. This is because "knowing everything" is a StoryBreakerPower; it's difficult to feature a protagonist that can see all the cards, take action based on that knowledge, and maintain a sense of conflict. Another way to try to keep the story interesting is to keep the readers/viewers in the dark about what the main character is really doing and why, while the character executes a GambitPileup. (See UnspokenPlanGuarantee.) A final solution is to reveal that they are NotSoOmniscientAfterAll.

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Characters Beings with this ability tend to be background characters that the reader is told little about. This is because "knowing everything" is a StoryBreakerPower; StoryBreakerPower, because it's difficult to feature a protagonist that can see all the cards, take action based on that knowledge, and maintain a sense of meaningful conflict. Another way to try to keep the story or interesting is to keep the readers/viewers in the dark about what the main character is really truly doing and why, while the character executes a GambitPileup. (See UnspokenPlanGuarantee.) A final solution is to reveal that they are NotSoOmniscientAfterAll.



* The ''VideoGame/LegacyOfKain'' series has the Elder God and Moebius, both of whom have such extensive knowledge of the timeline and predestination that they can be treated as this. Neither of them do any time-travelling themselves, yet both of them address Kain and Raziel as old acquaintances centuries before they chronologically meet them for the first time, and can continue conversations without any TimeTravelTenseTrouble despite not seeing them for centuries. Unsurprisingly, they are ''very'' good at manipulating events and outcomes, at least until [[spoiler: the ImmuneToFate Raziel and MagnificentBastard Kain work together to ''really'' screw things up for them.]]

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* The ''VideoGame/LegacyOfKain'' series has the Elder God and Moebius, both of whom have such extensive knowledge of the timeline and predestination that they can be treated as this. Neither of them do any time-travelling themselves, yet both of them address Kain and Raziel as old acquaintances centuries before they chronologically meet them for the first time, and can continue conversations without any TimeTravelTenseTrouble despite not seeing them for centuries. Unsurprisingly, they are ''very'' good at manipulating events and outcomes, at least until [[spoiler: the ImmuneToFate Raziel and MagnificentBastard Kain work together to ''really'' ''truly'' screw things up for them.]]
14th Jun '16 9:23:23 AM Arivne
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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'', [[Characters/SCPFoundation [=Characters/SCPFoundation=]]], [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-343 SCP-343 ("God")]]. SCP-343 seems to have a knowledge of all topics, allowing him to speak with anyone about anything.

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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'', [[Characters/SCPFoundation [=Characters/SCPFoundation=]]], [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-343 SCP-343 ("God")]]. SCP-343 seems to have a knowledge of all topics, allowing him to speak with anyone about anything.
31st May '16 10:27:18 PM allowmetopost
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* In ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'', Skips is [[Complete Immortality the immortal]] yeti Mordecai and Rigby [[TheReliableOne always looks for when they have troubles]]. Due to his longevity and experiences of life, his omniscience always gets the job done, except for a few situations such as solving Error 219 in the computer and stopping Pops' sugar rush by eating more sugar.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'', Skips is [[Complete Immortality [[CompleteImmortality the immortal]] yeti Mordecai and Rigby [[TheReliableOne always looks for when they have troubles]]. Due to his longevity and experiences of life, his omniscience always gets the job done, except for a few situations such as solving Error 219 in the computer and stopping Pops' sugar rush by eating more sugar.
31st May '16 10:26:49 PM allowmetopost
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* In ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'', Skips is [[Immortality the immortal]] yeti Mordecai and Rigby [[TheReliableOne always looks for when they have troubles]]. Due to his longevity and experiences of life, his omniscience always gets the job done, except for a few situations such as solving Error 219 in the computer and stopping Pops' sugar rush by eating more sugar.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'', Skips is [[Immortality [[Complete Immortality the immortal]] yeti Mordecai and Rigby [[TheReliableOne always looks for when they have troubles]]. Due to his longevity and experiences of life, his omniscience always gets the job done, except for a few situations such as solving Error 219 in the computer and stopping Pops' sugar rush by eating more sugar.
31st May '16 10:25:46 PM allowmetopost
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* In ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'', Skips is the [[Immortality immortal]] yeti Mordecai and Rigby [[TheReliableOne always looks for when they have troubles]]. Due to his longevity and experiences of life, his omniscience always gets the job done, except for a few situations such as solving Error 219 in the computer and stopping Pops' sugar rush by eating more sugar.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'', Skips is the [[Immortality the immortal]] yeti Mordecai and Rigby [[TheReliableOne always looks for when they have troubles]]. Due to his longevity and experiences of life, his omniscience always gets the job done, except for a few situations such as solving Error 219 in the computer and stopping Pops' sugar rush by eating more sugar.
31st May '16 10:23:39 PM allowmetopost
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* In ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'', Skips is the [[Immortality immortal]] yeti Mordecai and Rigby [[TheReliableOne always looks for when they have troubles]]. Due to his longevity and experiences of life, his omniscience always gets the job done, except for a few situations such as solving Error 219 in the computer and stopping Pops' sugar rush by eating more sugar.
20th May '16 8:05:42 PM zarpaulus
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* In ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale'' Cecil, host of Night Vale's community radio show, sometimes speaks of things he by all accounts shouldn't have any knowledge of. At least twice he has narrated one of the nefarious plots that happen daily in Night Vale, at the precise moments they were taking place, the participants heard it on the radio.
18th May '16 1:10:23 PM Tahaneira
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-->''No one's watching Delilah now, except you. And me, of course. I see everything. I see forever.''
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