Chaos Kin
Anthropomorphic Personification and/or God of Chaos


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A creature or person who embodies or rules over Discord, Destruction, and general Chaos. One who merely practices chaos doesn't qualify, (like the Joker) he must BE Chaos. He may be a god like Loki or Eris, a creation of entropy, or the incarnation of Chaos itself.

Chaos Kin are typically monstrous, demonic, or at least chaotic looking. Differs from a God of Evil in that they are not necessarily evil, but they are usually portrayed as such in media.

Compare The Trickster.


Examples

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Live-Action TV

Mythology
  • Loki, the Trickster God of Mischief in Norse Mythology.
  • Greek Mythology:
    • According to Greek Myth, existence began with Chaos. Chaos gave birth to Darkness and Night, and they began a lineage which gave rise to all the elements of the world (Light, Day, Earth, Sky, et cetera), culminating in the birth of the gods.
    • Eris was the Greek Goddess of Discord or Strife. She presented a golden apple inscribed "To the Fairest" to Hera, Aphrodite, and Athena, and their quarrel over the apple led to the Trojan War.
  • Egyptian Mythology:

Tabletop Games
  • Warhammer 40K has four gods of chaos fed by both negative and positive traits. (Khorne is fed by murder and glory in battle, Tzeentch is fed by fate and hope, Nurgle is the god of death, disease and survival while Slaanesh is fed by both hedonism and love). Unfortunately, the universe is just such a Crapsack World (and The Warp was corrupted long ago, so Chaos armies are essentially the Legions of Hell.
    • The former Chaos god Malal represented pointless destruction, though that role has now gone to Khorne and Tzeentch.

Video Games
  • The Chaos Kin of Kid Icarus: Uprising is the Trope Namer. An insect-like monster described as a being of pure evil who makes its home in a hellish, confusing dimension called the Chaos Vortex.
  • Chaos from Final Fantasy holds the title of God of Discord.
  • Some of the Daedra from the Elder Scrolls series, such as Mehrunes Dagon, the Prince of Destruction, Revolution and Change, and Sheogorath, Prince of Madness.
  • In an online Role Play based on Invader Zim, The Role Play has a Grim Dark section, One of the characters is called Lyra, whom is the Goddess of Chaos and tends to torture people into insanity with her tricks and Reality Warper tendancies.

Western Animation


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