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* The ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' has the Auditors of Reality. Counted among the {{Eldritch Abomination}}s, their function is to oversee the universe and make sure the laws of physics keep working. They naturally dislike life for being untidy, and particularly loathe humans due to their creativity and ability to see the world as other than what it is. At least twice so far (in ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}'' and ''Discworld/ThiefOfTime'') they've tried to unmake humanity, both times by relying on humans' own ingenuity.

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* The ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' has the Auditors of Reality. Counted among the {{Eldritch Abomination}}s, their function is to oversee the universe and make sure the laws of physics keep working. They naturally dislike life for being untidy, and particularly loathe humans due to their creativity and ability to see the world as other than what it is. At least twice so far (in ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}'' ''Literature/{{Hogfather}}'' and ''Discworld/ThiefOfTime'') ''Literature/ThiefOfTime'') they've tried to unmake humanity, both times by relying on humans' own ingenuity.


** The Daleks, your basic space fascists, invoke this by being [[FantasticRacism Fantastic Racists]]: everything the slightest bit different from them is wrong and should be destroyed. This is, however, defied by the Cult of Skaro (a group of four Daleks who even had ''individual names'') which was created for the sole purpose of imagination. Nevertheless, their appearance is updated frequently, and their tactics also vary over time.

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** The Daleks, your basic space fascists, invoke this by being [[FantasticRacism Fantastic Racists]]: everything the slightest bit different from them is wrong and should be destroyed. This is, however, defied by the Cult of Skaro (a group of four Daleks who even had ''individual names'') which was created for the sole purpose of imagination.imagination (specifically new technology, new weapons, new ways to EXTERMINATE). Nevertheless, their appearance is updated frequently, and their tactics also vary over time. Daleks with any ability to ''personally'' change or grow tend to either go a bit mad or turn on their own kind or both.

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* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K'': Inverted with the Dark Mechanicus, the Chaos-corrupted servants of the Omnissiah. Where the Adeptus Mechanicus believe humanity once knew everything and strive to regain that knowledge, everything they do to repair and restore machinery is a complex religious ritual and they forbid experimentation. The Dark Mechanicus actually create new machines and designs, but because they work for Chaos it involves things like living metal dragons.

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** In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'', if the Chosen One buys Marcus time with a prostitute in New Reno, he'll say that he hopes she doesn't get pregnant afterwords, and if you choose to ask him about that will claim that it just takes a few years for those parts to start working again. WordOfGod, however, says that he's [[TheGadfly lying just for amusement]].


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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': Amara, [[TheUltimateEvil the Darkness]], is [[TheAntiGod God's equal opposite]] [[spoiler:and sister]], being just as powerful as him if not more so, and now that she's [[SealedEvilInACan free]], she intends to [[OmnicidalManiac destroy his flawed creation]], and bring back the peaceful void that came before. Except, as a smug [[spoiler:Lucifer]] points out, as powerful as she is, she's ultimately inferior to God because he can create, while she, as the embodiment of nothingness, can't.

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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': Amara, [[TheUltimateEvil [[UltimateEvil the Darkness]], is [[TheAntiGod God's equal opposite]] [[spoiler:and sister]], being just as powerful as him if not more so, and now that she's [[SealedEvilInACan free]], she intends to [[OmnicidalManiac destroy his flawed creation]], and bring back the peaceful void that came before. Except, as a smug [[spoiler:Lucifer]] points out, as powerful as she is, she's ultimately inferior to God because he can create, while she, as the embodiment of nothingness, can't.
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* ''TabletopGame/PrometheanTheCreated:'' This is one of the biggest reasons BeingEvilSucks for Prometheans who adopt the Refinement of Flux. Not only can they not make progress towards becoming human and truly part of the world, but they are unable to produce the Vitriol that Prometheans use to fix new powers into their bodies. The only way they can gain Vitriol is to find another Promethean and steal it from him.
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* Father from The Ellimist Chronicles is a moon sized aquatic creature that leaves the protagonist alive to play games that he has no chance of winning, as it absorbed the knowledge of countless beings that flew too close to its home. However, once the Ellimist starts challenging it to games of creativity, curbstomp battle after curbstomp battle ensues until he manages to steal all of its knowledge for himself and kill it.

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* Father from ''[[Literature/{{Animorphs}} The Ellimist Chronicles Chronicles]]'' is a moon sized aquatic creature that leaves the protagonist alive to play games that he has no chance of winning, as it has absorbed the knowledge of countless beings that flew too close to its home. However, once the Ellimist starts challenging it to games of creativity, curbstomp battle after curbstomp battle ensues until he manages to steal all of its knowledge for himself and kill it.


** The cybermen, your basic robot [[AssimilationPlot assimilators]]. They can't reproduce and can only create more of themselves by stealing [[NightmareFuel live humans]] and turning them into more cybermen. They can advance technologically but are incapable of evolution, biological or cultural, as they lack both reproduction and imagination. This means that the actual power and threat of an individual Cyberman varies from one episode to another, but their weaknesses tend to be retained.
** The Daleks, your basic space fascists, invoke this by being [[FantasticRacism Fantastic Racists]]: everything the slightest bit different from them is wrong and should be destroyed. This is, however, defied by the Cult of Skaro (a group of four Daleks who even had ''individual names'') which was created for the sole purpose of imagination. Nevertheless, their appearance is updated frequently, and in the rebooted show has been completely redone almost every series. Their tactics also vary over time.

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** The cybermen, Cybermen, your basic robot [[AssimilationPlot assimilators]]. They can't reproduce and can only create more of themselves by stealing [[NightmareFuel live humans]] and turning them into more cybermen. They can advance technologically but are incapable of evolution, biological or cultural, as they lack both reproduction and imagination. This means that the actual power and threat of an individual Cyberman varies from one episode to another, but their weaknesses tend to be retained.
** The Daleks, your basic space fascists, invoke this by being [[FantasticRacism Fantastic Racists]]: everything the slightest bit different from them is wrong and should be destroyed. This is, however, defied by the Cult of Skaro (a group of four Daleks who even had ''individual names'') which was created for the sole purpose of imagination. Nevertheless, their appearance is updated frequently, and in the rebooted show has been completely redone almost every series. Their their tactics also vary over time.

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* Father from The Ellimist Chronicles is a moon sized aquatic creature that leaves the protagonist alive to play games that he has no chance of winning, as it absorbed the knowledge of countless beings that flew too close to its home. However, once the Ellimist starts challenging it to games of creativity, curbstomp battle after curbstomp battle ensues until he manages to steal all of its knowledge for himself and kill it.

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** That's because Tolkien was Catholic, and the Catholic Church assumes the negative concept of evil - evil is a lack of being, a nothingness or void, not a real thing.


* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'', the super mutants who are out to make all other humans mutants and destroy anything they can't transform, turn out to be sterile. This is a major plot point, as their VisionaryVillain leader thinks mutants are the next evolution of humanity, and the revelation that every one of them is unable to reproduce means their race is doomed to eventually die out.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'', the super mutants who are out to make all other humans mutants and destroy anything they can't transform, turn out to be sterile. This is a major plot point, as their VisionaryVillain leader leader, The Master, thinks mutants are the next evolution of humanity, and the revelation that every one of them is unable to reproduce means their race is doomed to eventually die out.out. This is because the substance used to create the Super Mutants, the Forced Evolutionary Virus or FEV, wasnt designed to create a new breed of superior beings, but is actually a failed pre-War military drug originally designed to work as an all-purpose protection against biological weapons. The U.S military eventually repurposed it to create disposable super soldiers, with sterility being an intentional feature to prevent their creations from breeding.


A typical bonus is that EvilCannotComprehendGood. See also EvilKnockoff, TheCorruption and CreativeSterility. Compare and contrast CreatingLifeIsBad. Contrast GoodIsImpotent.

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A typical bonus is that EvilCannotComprehendGood. See also EvilKnockoff, TheCorruption and CreativeSterility. Compare and contrast CreatingLifeIsBad. Contrast EvilEvolves and GoodIsImpotent.




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* In ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' series, the Shadowspawn are all twisted forms of normal life (mostly produced by the EvilutionaryBiologist Aginor), the followers of the Dark One mostly just want to dominate or destroy the world rather than create anything new, and even the [[TheDarkSide True Power]] of the Dark One is a corrupt imitation of the One Power. The Borderlands have a saying that everything except evil changes and grows, while evil just stays evil. Rand even says in his TheReasonYouSuckSpeech that the Dark One will never learn anything meaningful from his defeats.


* Implied in ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''- the Anti-Spiral opposes the growth of Spiral energy, which is produced by biological evolution. Thus, the Anti-Spiral opposes evolution and represents enforced stagnation. It has a series of protocols in place to deal with burgeoning Spiral races, which consist basically of increasing numbers of mindless automata that can only destroy. When the protagonists defeat the last of these measures, the only recourse the Anti-Spiral has is to match them in form and strength.

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* Implied in ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''- the Anti-Spiral opposes the growth of Spiral energy, energy ([[WellIntentionedExtremist not without good cause]]), which is produced by biological evolution. Thus, the Anti-Spiral opposes evolution and represents enforced stagnation. It has a series of protocols in place to deal with burgeoning Spiral races, which consist basically of increasing numbers of mindless automata that can only destroy. When the protagonists defeat the last of these measures, the only recourse the Anti-Spiral has is to match them in form and strength.


* In ''Literature/MistbornTheOriginalTrilogy'', the two gods, Ruin and Preservation, can only create when they work together, which they are inherently loath to do. Ruin in particular is fundamentally unable to improve any situation, but instead leads everything toward chaos and destruction, which is just the way he likes it. Ruin's specific method of the Metallic Arts, [[BloodMagic hemalurgy]], [[BadPowersBadPeople emphasizes this]], as it is [[MagicAIsMagicA end-negative]], meaning that it can only be used to take an inferior version of the abilities it [[PowerParasite steals]] instead of providing new powers altogether, with each [[SpikesOfVillainy spike]] degrading over the amount of time it is not inside a body. At the end of the series, [[spoiler: both gods are destroyed, and a main character takes in both of their powers, with which he can do essentially whatever he likes]].

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* In ''Literature/MistbornTheOriginalTrilogy'', the two gods, Ruin and Preservation, can only create when they work together, which they are inherently loath to do. Ruin in particular is fundamentally unable to improve any situation, but instead leads everything toward chaos and destruction, which is just the way he likes it. Ruin's specific method of the Metallic Arts, [[BloodMagic hemalurgy]], [[BadPowersBadPeople emphasizes this]], as it is [[MagicAIsMagicA end-negative]], meaning that it can only be used to take an inferior version of the abilities it [[PowerParasite steals]] instead of providing new powers altogether, with each [[SpikesOfVillainy spike]] degrading over the amount of time it is not inside a body. At the end of the series, [[spoiler: both [[spoiler:both gods are destroyed, and a main character takes in both of their powers, with which he can do essentially whatever he likes]].



* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': Amara, [[TheUltimateEvil the Darkness]], is [[TheAntiGod God's equal opposite]] [[spoiler: and sister]], being just as powerful as him if not more so, and now that she's [[SealedEvilInACan free]], she intends to [[OmnicidalManiac destroy his flawed creation]], and bring back the peaceful void that came before. Except, as a smug [[spoiler: Lucifer]] points out, as powerful as she is, she's ultimately inferior to God because he can create, while she, as the embodiment of nothingness, can't.

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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': Amara, [[TheUltimateEvil the Darkness]], is [[TheAntiGod God's equal opposite]] [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and sister]], being just as powerful as him if not more so, and now that she's [[SealedEvilInACan free]], she intends to [[OmnicidalManiac destroy his flawed creation]], and bring back the peaceful void that came before. Except, as a smug [[spoiler: Lucifer]] [[spoiler:Lucifer]] points out, as powerful as she is, she's ultimately inferior to God because he can create, while she, as the embodiment of nothingness, can't.


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* A defining metaphysical law in Creator/JRRTolkien's ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' and ''Literature/TheSilmarillion''. Evil cannot create anything new, they can only corrupt and ruin what good forces have invented or made. Melkor/Morgoth, the equivalent of {{Satan}} and creator of evil, desires to remake the world according to his image, but his image isn't terribly imaginative, and he's fundamentally incapable of creating new life. He gains armies and servants by perverting and twisting existing beings (the Orcs, in some versions, are corrupted Elves), or by gaining the loyalty of existing spirits (the Balrogs and possibly the Dragons are his {{Fallen Angel}}s). In the [[CreationMyth Ainulindalë]], when the World is designed in cosmic song, Melkor attempts to take over the Music by interjecting of his own theme. It's "brash and repetitive," all brute force without subtlety, and it only perverts the concepts introduced by Eru (the equivalent of {{God}}) rather than inventing new ones. This is discussed in ''The Return of the King'':

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* A defining metaphysical law in Creator/JRRTolkien's ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' and ''Literature/TheSilmarillion''. Evil cannot create anything new, they can only corrupt and ruin what good forces have invented or made. Melkor/Morgoth, the equivalent of {{Satan}} and creator of evil, desires to remake the world according to his image, but his image isn't terribly imaginative, and he's fundamentally incapable of creating new life. He gains armies and servants by perverting and twisting existing beings (the Orcs, in some versions, are corrupted Elves), or by gaining the loyalty of existing spirits (the Balrogs and possibly the Dragons are his {{Fallen Angel}}s). In the [[CreationMyth Ainulindalë]], when the World is designed in cosmic song, Melkor attempts to take over the Music by interjecting of his own theme. It's "brash and repetitive," all brute force without subtlety, and it only perverts the concepts introduced by Eru (the equivalent of {{God}}) rather than inventing new ones. This is discussed in ''The Return of the King'':



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