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1st May '16 5:24:33 PM CerotechOmega
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* While a living being can easily look upon the "Dark Matter" entity from the ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' series, ''analyzing'' it is something else. [[spoiler:Star Dream, the ultra-advanced supercomputer developed by the Haltmann Works Company in ''Planet Robobot'', recreates the Blade version of Dark Matter last seen in ''VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand2''... not because it would be the ideal opponent, but because it is literally all that the supercomputer, something on par with ''[[VideoGame/KirbySuperStar Galactic Nova]]'', is capable of replicating. Apparently, the mightiest digital minds in existence have a very hard time comprehending a being made of pure evil.]]
27th Apr '16 1:34:51 PM CaptEquinox
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** This is why Don Joyce's "Squant" never ceases to madden us with its premise and Crosley's matter-of-fact discussion.
25th Apr '16 11:38:10 AM Vale
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** Actually, S6 is the highest level that baseline humans ("S0s") are aware of. Given that an S6 is effectively a vast and all-powerful interstellar civilisation in itself, an S7 would be... perhaps literally incomprehensible to humans.
7th Apr '16 11:46:01 AM TechPriest90
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* OlderThanFeudalism: In the ''Literature/BhagavadGita'', [[Myth/HinduMythology Krishna]] actually shows Arjuna his ({{God}}'s) true form, which is basically a more extreme combination of EldritchAbomination and PurityPersonified. Krishna even mentions that Arjuna's mortal mind cannot comprehend all that he is, so Krishna briefly gives Arjuna divine sight so that Arjuna can comprehend. Arjuna ''still'' can't handle it, and begs Krishna to retake human form.

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* OlderThanFeudalism: In the ''Literature/BhagavadGita'', [[Myth/HinduMythology Krishna]] actually shows Arjuna his ({{God}}'s) true form, which is basically a more extreme combination of EldritchAbomination and PurityPersonified. Krishna even mentions that Arjuna's mortal mind cannot comprehend all that he is, so Krishna briefly gives Arjuna divine sight so that Arjuna can comprehend. [[GoMadFromTheRevelation Arjuna ''still'' still can't handle it, it,]] [[TooMuchForManToHandle and begs Krishna to retake human form.]]
30th Mar '16 4:43:22 PM Fynlar
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* The TropeNamer is ''VideoGame/EarthBound''. "You cannot grasp the true form of Giygas' attack!" It's a tradition of ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER}}'' series' final bosses. In ''VideoGame/EarthBoundBeginnings'', Giygas (aka Giegue) attacked telepathically and without lifting a finger; his mental power was so far beyond the protagonists they couldn't process what he was using for PSI. In ''[=EarthBound=]'' he was [[BodyHorror "reduced" to an]] EldritchAbomination so large and all-encompassing, you simply couldn't tell where his attacks are coming from; in gameplay terms you were fighting against ''the background''. In ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'', [[spoiler:Porky]]...doesn't really have an explanation. His attacks are incomprehensible likely just due to tradition.

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* The TropeNamer is ''VideoGame/EarthBound''. "You cannot grasp the true form of Giygas' attack!" It's a tradition of ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER}}'' series' final bosses. In ''VideoGame/EarthBoundBeginnings'', Giygas (aka Giegue) attacked telepathically and without lifting a finger; his mental power was so far beyond the protagonists they couldn't process what he was using for PSI. In ''[=EarthBound=]'' he was [[BodyHorror "reduced" to an]] EldritchAbomination so large and all-encompassing, you simply couldn't tell where his attacks are coming from; in gameplay terms you were fighting against ''the background''. In ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'', [[spoiler:Porky]]...doesn't really have an explanation. His attacks are incomprehensible likely just due to tradition. Additionally, [[spoiler:the Masked Man]] doesn't have announcements for most of his attacks like most other enemies in the game do; they simply just happen without warning.



* The final battle with Sin in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' plays out somewhat like the ''VideoGame/EarthBound'' example above, with Sin's attacks not being labelled except for its LimitBreak, [[NonStandardGameOver Giga Gravitation]].

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* The final battle with Sin in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' plays out somewhat like the ''VideoGame/EarthBound'' example above, with Sin's attacks not being labelled except for its LimitBreak, [[NonStandardGameOver Giga Gravitation]].Graviton]].
15th Mar '16 1:52:59 PM 20person
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*** Your dragon soul is also the only thing preventing you from going blind or insane from reading the Scrolls without training, since it exists on the same cosmic plane as them, and both are connected to time itself (since the god of dragons is also the god of time).
9th Mar '16 7:30:44 PM rjd1922
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* This is a regular feature on Literature/{{Discworld}}, particularly as it relates to death (and indeed [[AnthropomorphicPersonification Death]]!) It's also how the TimeTravel antics of the Men in Saffron appear to civilians.

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* This is a regular feature on Literature/{{Discworld}}, ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'', particularly as it relates to death (and indeed [[AnthropomorphicPersonification Death]]!) It's also how the TimeTravel antics of the Men in Saffron appear to civilians.



* In "[[Literature/AssassinFantastic Myhr's Adventure in Hell]]", Terrin translates everything Myhr "sees" in Hell to something he can grasp without going insane. Mainly, a SugarBowl. With [[ItMakesSenseInContext naked lesbian demons]].

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* In "[[Literature/AssassinFantastic ''[[Literature/AssassinFantastic Myhr's Adventure in Hell]]", Hell]]'', Terrin translates everything Myhr "sees" in Hell to something he can grasp without going insane. Mainly, a SugarBowl. With [[ItMakesSenseInContext naked lesbian demons]].
27th Feb '16 12:46:50 PM Godzillawolf
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* In the ''FanFic/PonyPOVSeries'', the Elders of the Alicorns and Draconnequi are {{Eldritch Abomination}}s (though the Alicorns are benevolent), and as such cannot be properly viewed by mortals. This is best exemplified when [[spoiler:Liarjack]] meets the Father of Alicorns -- the only thing she's able to view him as is a piece of the Night Sky in the shape of a pony (probably due to him being the AnthropomorphicPersonification of ''existence''). Everything else about him is so seemingly contradictory (such as appearing as a foal, a colt, and a stallion ''all at once''), she's incapable of understanding it, and finally just gives up trying to in frustration.

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* In the ''FanFic/PonyPOVSeries'', the ''FanFic/PonyPOVSeries''
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Elders of the Alicorns and Draconnequi are {{Eldritch Abomination}}s (though the Alicorns are benevolent), and as such cannot be properly viewed by mortals. This is best exemplified when [[spoiler:Liarjack]] meets the Father of Alicorns -- the only thing she's able to view him as is a piece of the Night Sky in the shape of a pony (probably due to him being the AnthropomorphicPersonification of ''existence''). Everything else about him is so seemingly contradictory (such as appearing as a foal, a colt, and a stallion ''all at once''), she's incapable of understanding it, and finally just gives up trying to in frustration.frustration.
** The [[EldritchAbomination Outer Concepts]] all seem to have this to varying degrees. Some of them do carry the 'induce insanity' part, but most of the time it's simply impossible for a mortal to get more of an abstract idea of what they really look like, even when using an Avatar. Their Elder, Azerhorse, is implied to be constantly changing physical form.
24th Feb '16 11:01:52 PM jormis29
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* In ''GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', it's explained that forces and entities, like the Abstracts, sometimes simplify themselves for mortals in order to get their assistance. In the some issue, it's revealed that the setting, what looks like a giant checkerboard-like world, was actually the cloak of a gigantic Abstract.

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* In ''GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', ''ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', it's explained that forces and entities, like the Abstracts, sometimes simplify themselves for mortals in order to get their assistance. In the some issue, it's revealed that the setting, what looks like a giant checkerboard-like world, was actually the cloak of a gigantic Abstract.
7th Feb '16 10:45:32 AM kithas
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** This is implied to happen to Daedric Princes as well, as they are actually their own plane of Oblivion, and their ingame appearances are only [[AFormYouAreComfortableWith a form mortals can understand]].
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