Created By: 1810072342 on May 1, 2013

The Rhythm Of Life

The over-riding beat of the world that some claim they can hear

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Feel the rhythm of the Earth, and the whispers of the wind.

All right, focus really hard...

Can you hear it?

No? Try again...

Well, these guys can. They claim they can hear the rhythm of the world that people act in accordance to (although apparently, every person has a different rhythm) and by which everything happens in this life. This type of character is often concerned with conserving nature, and say they can tell someone's personality by the rhythm they move to.

Also covers poems/songs/whatever on this theme or subject.

In fighting games, Dance Battle characters often say can feel this as part of their strategy.

Probably Needs a Better Description. Also, Up for Grabs.

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  • Sweet Charity wrote a song about this idea.
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  • Elena from Street Fighter provides the page quote. She has a strong connection to nature and trees.
    (To Guile) You are a very kind person. The wind told me so.
    • Dee Jay may also feel this as well as the rhythm he uses in his Dance Battle routine, although he may just be using the tune to one of his own songs as well.
  • On the page in the Plants Vs Zombies Almanac for the Sunflower, it explains that the sprite bobs back and forth 'to a rhythm of the earth that only Sunflower can hear'.
  • Christie from Main/Tekken says she can tell the rhythm of the other characters, which allows her to predict their actions and avoid their attacks.
  • Motochika, one of the Warlords from Pokémon Conquest has lines of in-battle dialogue including 'I can hear the rhythm of fate' and similar ideas.
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  • May 2, 2013
    Arivne
    Tabletop Games
    • Dungeons And Dragons. The 1st Edition Commune With Nature spell allowed a druid to become one with nature in the area, thus being empowered with knowledge of the surrounding territory. This allowed the druid to know such things as the animals, plants, minerals and bodies of water in the area and the lay of the land.
    • In Nomine. Celestial creatures such as angels and demons can hear the Symphony, which is part of and reflects the universe. Celestial intervention in reality can cause disturbances in the Symphony, alerting those who can hear it.
    • Shadowrun 2nd Edition supplement Awakenings: New Magic in 2057. A magician describes how they felt after they went through their first initiation. They were suddenly able to feel the world of magic and astral space in a way they never had before.
  • May 2, 2013
    McKathlin
    Webcomics
    • In Leftover Soup, Max invents a tabletop roleplaying system based around the Beat of the universe. Downbeat abilities move with the beat, Breakbeat abilities move against it, and these two types must be used in careful moderation to avoid negative effects. Explained here.
  • May 2, 2013
    arbiter099
    In Metal Gear Solid: Vulcan Raven, as per his backround as an Inuit Shaman when he's not moonlighting as a Made of Iron Blood Knight for an international special forces team/Quirky Miniboss Squad, claims to hear this.
  • May 2, 2013
    MetaFour
    • Queen Of The Wave. The song "A Night and a Day" has the lyrics "You can hear the whole world whispering / humming and hammering at your ears."

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