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6th Aug '16 3:30:44 PM nombretomado
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** A storyline that ran for several issues of ''ComicBook/TheBraveAndTheBold'' had Destiny lose the book and several characters using it to change events, so it ''can'' be edited. Note however that this story is from the main DCUniverse and so not canonical with Sandman's version.

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** A storyline that ran for several issues of ''ComicBook/TheBraveAndTheBold'' had Destiny lose the book and several characters using it to change events, so it ''can'' be edited. Note however that this story is from the main DCUniverse Franchise/DCUniverse and so not canonical with Sandman's version.
23rd May '16 9:54:58 AM Doug86
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* The titular comic book in the series ''DarkOracle'' can tell the future and is rewritten by the decisions of the characters.

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* The titular comic book in the series ''DarkOracle'' ''Series/DarkOracle'' can tell the future and is rewritten by the decisions of the characters.
3rd Mar '16 1:46:15 AM Waddle
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* The trope is somewhat parodied in ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure Part 3: Stardust Crusaders'' with the character [[Music/OingoBoingo Boingo]] and his Stand Thoth, who manifests itself as a comic book in which the future is progressively drawn in a [[ArtShift really weird art style]] and with a childish writing. It's a Prophecy-type book as everything that is drawn in Thoth ''will'' happen, even if it seems implausible at first because of some overlooked details. For example, the book said at one point that a character will hit a woman in the neck and she would thank him for that, but it didn't said that was because there was a scorpion on her neck. Later, it is said that this character will defeat the entire good guys team by putting his fingers in the nose of one of them (the book just didn't show that because of that, the team would cross the road and ''get hit by a car'').

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* The trope is somewhat parodied in ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Part 3: Stardust Crusaders'' with the character [[Music/OingoBoingo Boingo]] and his Stand Thoth, who manifests itself as a comic book in which the future is progressively drawn in a [[ArtShift really weird art style]] and with a [[StylisticSuck childish writing.writing]]. It's a Prophecy-type book as everything that is drawn in Thoth ''will'' happen, even if it seems implausible at first because of some overlooked details. For example, the book said at one point that a character will hit a woman in the neck and that she would thank him for that, but it didn't said that it was because there was a scorpion on her neck. Later, it is said that this character will defeat the entire good guys team by putting his fingers in the nose of one of them (the book just didn't show that because of that, the team would cross the road and ''get hit by a car'').
29th Jan '16 2:44:46 PM SolipSchism
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The Tomes of Prophecy and Fate need not mean that YouCantFightFate; a lot of the time they're designed to work without compromising free will, though they do exert (or reflect) a great deal of power over existence. As a carry-on size DeusExMachina, the Tome of Fate [[HowToStopTheDeusExMachina may be safeguarded]] with a number of features, especially when it doubles as a CosmicKeystone. It may be a ClingyMacGuffin that can't be destroyed except under specific circumstances, paired with a magic quill, ink, or eraser to make rewriting it more difficult, or out and out made "read only" to avoid {{Edit War}}s.

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The Tomes of Prophecy and Fate need not mean that YouCantFightFate; a lot of the time they're designed to work without compromising free will, though they do exert (or reflect) a great deal of power over existence. As a carry-on size DeusExMachina, the Tome of Fate [[HowToStopTheDeusExMachina may be safeguarded]] with a number of features, especially when it doubles as a CosmicKeystone. It may be a ClingyMacGuffin that can't be destroyed except under specific circumstances, paired with a magic quill, ink, or eraser to make rewriting it more difficult, or out and out made "read only" to avoid {{Edit Administrivia/{{Edit War}}s.
28th Oct '15 3:09:52 PM Quag15
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* One interpretation of the book of the Literature/BookOfRevelation is that it is this trope.

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* One interpretation of the book of the Literature/BookOfRevelation ''Literature/BookOfRevelation'' is that it is this trope.
5th Sep '15 7:14:13 AM Veanne
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* ''[[Creator/PhilipKDick The Galactic Pot-healer]]'' has the Book of Kalends, telling (in many languages) what shall be. Do Kalends make things happen in writing their book? is a [[MindScrew major question]] for the characters.
29th Aug '15 2:54:02 PM Waddle
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* The trope is somewhat parodied in ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure Part 3: Stardust Crusaders'' with the character [[Music/OingoBoingo Boingo]] and his Stand Thoth, who manifests itself as a comic book in which the future is progressively drawn in a [[ArtShift really weird art style]] and with a childish writing. It's a Prophecy-type book as everything that is drawn in Thoth ''will'' happen, even if it seems implausible at first because of some overlooked details. For example, the book said at one point that a character will hit a woman in the neck and she would thank him for that, but it didn't said that was because there was a scorpion on her neck. Later, it is said that this character will defeat the entire good guys team by putting his fingers in the nose of one of them (the book just didn't show that because of that, the team would cross the road and ''get hit by a car'').
23rd Aug '15 9:31:19 AM KarjamP
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* Within the ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' franchise, the Book of Prophesies, introduced within VideoGame/KingdomHeartsX, serve as this for the entire universe. It has information about things that was, things that is, and things that will be and, according to Maleficent via a [[{{Retcon}} retroactivelly]] added scene within ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsCoded'', one can, among other things, create new worlds simply by adding onto it.
12th Jul '15 4:32:52 PM nombretomado
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* ''MakaiKingdom''. The Sacred Tome predicts the future with absolute certainty, and [[RealityWritingBook whatever is written in it BECOMES the truth]]. 'Badass Freakin' Overlord' Zetta is pissed off because the tome claims that he will destroy his own Netherworld through foolishness and arrogance, so he burns it. This causes the entire world to collapse, and he has to quickly transform HIMSELF into the Sacred Tome to prevent a total collapse, though his own Netherworld still bites it, thus [[SelfFulfillingProphecy proving the prediction true]]... Most of the gameplay basically centers around using the powers of the Zetta-Tome, by having various characters write 'wishes' into it, thus making them come true.

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* ''MakaiKingdom''.''VideoGame/MakaiKingdom''. The Sacred Tome predicts the future with absolute certainty, and [[RealityWritingBook whatever is written in it BECOMES the truth]]. 'Badass Freakin' Overlord' Zetta is pissed off because the tome claims that he will destroy his own Netherworld through foolishness and arrogance, so he burns it. This causes the entire world to collapse, and he has to quickly transform HIMSELF into the Sacred Tome to prevent a total collapse, though his own Netherworld still bites it, thus [[SelfFulfillingProphecy proving the prediction true]]... Most of the gameplay basically centers around using the powers of the Zetta-Tome, by having various characters write 'wishes' into it, thus making them come true.
28th Jun '15 12:05:43 AM Eddy1215
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* ''Franchise/{{Transformers}} has the Covenant of Primus, which not only tells of Cybertron's past, but also can give glimpses of the future.
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