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* There are [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Void_(astronomy) certain places]] in the universe that contain...nothing. Nothing whatsoever. Not just no stars, galaxies, or planets, but absolutely ''no matter or energy whatsoever.'' No atoms, no subatomic particles, no electromagnetic radiation, not even any indirect signs of dark matter. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CMB_cold_spot#Supervoid One of the largest of these]] is almost '''four billion''' light years across. A space four thousand times bigger than our galaxy, and it's completely empty.



* Negative mass. Try and imagine holding an object that weights -5 kilograms.
** An object like that would probably float and/or repell anything. It probably (thankfully) only exists as a thought experiment since it violates various core laws of the universe as we understand it at least, but to quote Seamus Zelazny Harper from ''Series/{{Andromeda}}'' in regards to negative atomic mass: "That's like a planet with a negative number of moons." Only, in his universe, that stuff actually exists and it's suitably terrifying.

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* Negative mass. Try and imagine holding an object that weights weighs -5 kilograms.
** An object like that such as this would probably float and/or repell anything. be counterintuitive, but not especially mind-bending. It probably (thankfully) only exists as a thought experiment since it violates various core laws of would simply have the universe as we understand opposite reaction to normal to any force applied to it; gravity would repel it, pushing on it at least, but to quote Seamus Zelazny Harper from ''Series/{{Andromeda}}'' in regards to negative atomic mass: "That's like a planet with a negative number of moons." Only, in his universe, that stuff actually exists and it's suitably terrifying.would make it accelerate toward your hand, etc.


** MIDI music made in TheNineties or TheTurnOfTheMilennium can also result in the sounds either sounding weird, or simply not playing because the computer doesn't know how to play back that sound, or it plays it differently. Othertimes they can devolve into [[SensoryAbuse weird sounds]].

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** MIDI music made in TheNineties or TheTurnOfTheMilennium the TurnOfTheMillennium can also result in the sounds either sounding weird, or simply not playing because the computer doesn't know how to play back that sound, or it plays it differently. Othertimes they can devolve into [[SensoryAbuse weird sounds]].


* 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}}'', particularly as it relates to death (and indeed [[AnthropomorphicPersonification Death]]!) Death]]) It's also how the TimeTravel antics of the Men in Saffron appear to civilians.



** Death gets this whenever he interacts with [[{{Muggles}} humans]], who seem confused because ''someone'' is talking to them, and it appears to be a skeleton in a cloak, [[WeirdnessCensor but that's ridiculous, so the mind just rejects it]]. Children, however, aren't nearly as mentally fixed, so their minds easily wrap around it and they see him as he really is. There are rare occasions when Death CAN be seen, such as in ''Literature/WyrdSisters'', when Death decides to take the place of an actor who is supposed to play him in a ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'' expy. Everyone in the audience is expecting to see Death and, therefore, does. Death, not being used to such a large audience, gets stage fright. It is hilarious.

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** Death gets this whenever he interacts with [[{{Muggles}} humans]], who seem confused because ''someone'' is talking to them, and it appears to be a skeleton in a cloak, [[WeirdnessCensor but that's ridiculous, so the mind just rejects it]]. Children, however, aren't nearly as mentally fixed, so their minds more easily wrap around it and they sometimes see him as he really is. There are rare occasions when Death CAN ''can'' be seen, such as in ''Literature/WyrdSisters'', when Death decides to take the place of an actor who is supposed to play him in a ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'' expy. Everyone in the audience is expecting to see Death and, therefore, does. Death, not being used to such a large audience, gets stage fright. It is hilarious.



** SPEAKING of Pokémon, the Pokémon Mimikyu, as stated by Pokedex entries, has been seen without their crude Pikachu costumes on by some, including a child, and did '''''not''''' live to see another day after seeing what they've really looked like. [[TheWoobie It's no wonder why Mimikyu is so lonely]]!

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** SPEAKING Speaking of Pokémon, the Pokémon Mimikyu, as stated by Pokedex entries, has have been seen without their crude Pikachu costumes on by some, including a child, and did '''''not''''' live to see another day after seeing what they've really looked like. [[TheWoobie It's no wonder why Mimikyu is so lonely]]!



** And even then, [[spoiler:the master, creator, and lord of the Schwarzwelt, as well as the mother of all life on the planet]], radiates such immense ''power'' that it's utterly ''impossible'' to recognize its form. Only by receiving the "brilliance" of a traveler of the Schwarzwelt can you get a glimpse at its true form.

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** And even Even then, [[spoiler:the master, creator, and lord of the Schwarzwelt, as well as the mother of all life on the planet]], radiates such immense ''power'' that it's utterly ''impossible'' to recognize its form. Only by receiving the "brilliance" of a traveler of the Schwarzwelt can you get a glimpse at its true form.


* The universe itself. It goes on forever, has no boundaries, but is at the same time, finite[[note]]but, very likely, ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Observable_universe#The_Universe_versus_the_observable_universe far larger]]'' than the part we can see from Earth, and perhaps even infinite[[/note]]. If you were able to move infinitely fast, you would just end up where you started. Creator/BillBryson used this example to try to explain it in ''A Short History of Nearly Everything'': Imagine a two-dimensional being who comes through a dimensional portal to Earth. He tries to determine the size of Earth by traveling along its surface in a straight line, but keeps coming back to his starting point, and can't figure out how he did it. This is what is happening in the universe, which is "curving" in a way that our brains just can't really grasp. Just try to conceive how this can happen.\\
And there's the issue of attempting to grasp its size: If the distances just in our Solar System are already mind-numbing, a light-year is almost ''ten trillion kilometers'', but at galactic (short of cosmological) scale is insignificant (just our galaxy, the Milky Way, has a size of one hundred thousand times that and the Andromeda Galaxy, the nearest major galaxy, is at more than 2.5 million l.y.). That justifies to a point why SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale -- simply put, even astronomers cannot really wrap their heads around what those distances really mean.

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* The universe itself. It goes on forever, has no boundaries, but is at the same time, finite[[note]]but, finite.[[note]]But, very likely, ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Observable_universe#The_Universe_versus_the_observable_universe far larger]]'' than the part we can see from Earth, and perhaps even infinite[[/note]]. infinite.[[/note]] If you were able to move infinitely fast, you would just end up where you started. Creator/BillBryson used this example to try to explain it in ''A Short History of Nearly Everything'': Imagine a two-dimensional being who comes through a dimensional portal to Earth. He tries to determine the size of Earth by traveling along its surface in a straight line, but keeps coming back to his starting point, and can't figure out how he did it. This is what is happening in the universe, which is "curving" in a way that our brains just can't really grasp. Just try to conceive how this can happen.\\
And there's There's also the issue of attempting to grasp its size: If the distances just in our Solar System are already mind-numbing, a light-year is almost ''ten trillion kilometers'', but at galactic (short of cosmological) scale is insignificant (just our galaxy, the Milky Way, has a size of one hundred thousand times that and the Andromeda Galaxy, the nearest major galaxy, is at more than 2.5 million l.y.). That justifies to a point why SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale -- simply put, even astronomers cannot really wrap their heads around what those distances really mean.



* Similarly, oceans. Standing on a beach, your horizon is, at most 5 kilometres distant. If you were looking at the Pacific, the nearest landmass (assuming you weren't EXCEPTIONALLY lucky enough for your geodesic to intersect with an island) would be ''one third of the world'' away.
* The concept of CessationOfExistence after death. Try and imagine what true oblivion is -- you perceive nothing, you feel nothing, you remember nothing, and you ''ARE'' nothing. You can't. You simply can't.

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* Similarly, oceans. Standing on a beach, your horizon is, at most 5 kilometres distant. If you were looking at the Pacific, the nearest landmass (assuming you weren't EXCEPTIONALLY ''exceptionally'' lucky enough for your geodesic to intersect with an island) would be ''one third of the world'' away.
* The concept of CessationOfExistence after death. Try and imagine what true oblivion is -- you perceive nothing, you feel nothing, you remember nothing, and you ''ARE'' ''are'' nothing. You can't. You simply can't.



'''Guildenstern:''' No, no, no... Death is...not. Death isn't. You take my meaning. Death is the ultimate negative. Not-being. You can't not-be on a boat.\\

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'''Guildenstern:''' No, no, no... Death is... not. Death isn't. You take my meaning. Death is the ultimate negative. Not-being. You can't not-be on a boat.\\



'''Guildenstern:''' No, no, no--what you've been is not on boats.\\

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'''Guildenstern:''' No, no, no--what no -- what you've been is not on boats.\\


** Forget vision. ALL your senses are essentially lying to you 24/7. There's nothing inherently "sweet" about sugar. There's nothing inherently "loud" about a gunshot. There's nothing inherently "painful" about a stubbed toe. These are simply the signals your body sends to your brain, in order for your body to find the most desirable environment. Just ask anyone who lacks vision, or hearing, or smell, or taste, or any other sense -- they simply aren't able to detect it, thanks to something in their body and/or brain not functioning the way it should. As a matter of fact, their experiences are arguably far closer to reality!

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** Forget vision. ALL ''All'' your senses are essentially lying to you 24/7. There's nothing inherently "sweet" about sugar. There's nothing inherently "loud" about a gunshot. There's nothing inherently "painful" about a stubbed toe. These are simply the signals your body sends to your brain, in order for your body to find the most desirable environment. Just ask anyone who lacks vision, or hearing, or smell, or taste, or any other sense -- they simply aren't able to detect it, thanks to something in their body and/or brain not functioning the way it should. As a matter of fact, their experiences are arguably far closer to reality!


* Played with in ''LightNovel/NyarukoCrawlingWithLoev'' in that, while Nyarko does indeed have many forms that would break Mahiro's mind, she insists that as the being of a thousand masks, she doesn't have any one "true" form, so her human shape should count as an aversion too.

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* Played with in ''LightNovel/NyarukoCrawlingWithLoev'' ''LightNovel/NyarukoCrawlingWithLove'' in that, while Nyarko does indeed have many forms that would break Mahiro's mind, she insists that as the being of a thousand masks, she doesn't have any one "true" form, so her human shape should count as an aversion too.


* Played with in ''LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan'' in that, while Nyarko does indeed have many forms that would break Mahiro's mind, she insists that as the being of a thousand masks, she doesn't have any one "true" form, so her human shape should count as an aversion too.

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* Played with in ''LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan'' ''LightNovel/NyarukoCrawlingWithLoev'' in that, while Nyarko does indeed have many forms that would break Mahiro's mind, she insists that as the being of a thousand masks, she doesn't have any one "true" form, so her human shape should count as an aversion too.



* In ''FanFic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality'', Dementors are this... unless your conscious mind can solve the riddle they represent, in which case you ''do'' see the true form.

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* In ''FanFic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality'', ''Fanfic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality'', Dementors are this... unless your conscious mind can solve the riddle they represent, in which case you ''do'' see the true form.



* In ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos'', trying to comprehend the true form of [[EldritchAbomination Dark Tails]] is a [[GoMadFromTheRevelation very]], ''[[MindRape very]]'' bad idea. Maledict -- who happens to be the biblical {{Satan}} and an immortal PhysicalGod -- is literally left ''stunned with terror'' after he sees it.
* The FanFic/BoundDestiniesTrilogy: Both times Din, Nayru, and Farore make actual appearances, they use [[AFormYouAreComfortableWith human forms]], explaining that their true forms are beyond mortal comprehension.

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* In ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos'', ''Fanfic/SonicXDarkChaos'', trying to comprehend the true form of [[EldritchAbomination Dark Tails]] is a [[GoMadFromTheRevelation very]], ''[[MindRape very]]'' bad idea. Maledict -- who happens to be the biblical {{Satan}} and an immortal PhysicalGod -- is literally left ''stunned with terror'' after he sees it.
* The FanFic/BoundDestiniesTrilogy: ''Fanfic/BoundDestiniesTrilogy'': Both times Din, Nayru, and Farore make actual appearances, they use [[AFormYouAreComfortableWith human forms]], explaining that their true forms are beyond mortal comprehension.



* The power of Houjuu Nue from ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' is this minus the GoMadFromTheRevelation part. She can also imbue other things with the same characteristic by placing a "Seed of Unknown Form" on them, although knowing what the actual object is prevents it from working. This is actually the reason behind the [=UFOs=] in ''VideoGame/UndefinedFantasticObject''. [[BonusBoss Nue]] has placed these seeds on the fragments of the Flying Vault, which caused the heroines (who have just had a conversation about [=UFOs=]) to see them as flying saucers. [[FinalBoss Byakuren's]] group, who knew what the fragments are since the beginning, only see floating but otherwise ordinary pieces of wood and are confused by the claims of them being [=UFOs=]. The heroines investigating this discrepancy is what sets off the story of the [[BonusDungeon Extra Stage]].

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* The power of Houjuu Nue from ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' ''Franchise/TouhouProject'' is this minus the GoMadFromTheRevelation part. She can also imbue other things with the same characteristic by placing a "Seed of Unknown Form" on them, although knowing what the actual object is prevents it from working. This is actually the reason behind the [=UFOs=] in ''VideoGame/UndefinedFantasticObject''. [[BonusBoss Nue]] has placed these seeds on the fragments of the Flying Vault, which caused the heroines (who have just had a conversation about [=UFOs=]) to see them as flying saucers. [[FinalBoss Byakuren's]] group, who knew what the fragments are since the beginning, only see floating but otherwise ordinary pieces of wood and are confused by the claims of them being [=UFOs=]. The heroines investigating this discrepancy is what sets off the story of the [[BonusDungeon Extra Stage]].

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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'': Agatha believes that the way everyone perceived the Boilergast before was derived from their minds' attempts to cope with viewing a higher-dimensional creature, and that it's entirely possible everyone saw something completely different while looking at him. But by making him fully compatible with their own world, everyone should see him the same way from now on.


** PlayedForLaughs when the ComicBook/TheUnbeatableSquirrelGirl encountered Galactus. She's heard of the different species theory, so she asks her squirrel sidekick what '''she''' sees. Tippy-Toe reports no, Galactus just looks like a regular guy -- but the art reveals "a regular guy" is how Tippy-Toe describes a 400-foot long purple squirrel.
* In ''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.
* In the ''ComicBook/JLAAvengers'' crossover: after flying into space, {{Superman}} and ComicBook/IronMan see the forcible merger of their worlds as two gigantic hands pushing the two Earths together. Tony comments that this can't be real, and Clark says that this is simply how their minds chose to represent the event. Also in this crossover, we see Eternity (the AnthropomorphicPersonification of the Franchise/MarvelUniverse) merging with his female counterpart, Kismet of the Franchise/DCUniverse, [[http://www.comicvine.com/forums/gen-discussion/1/a-dc-equal-for-eternity/688456/ in what looks like a, uh, very intimate embrace.]]

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** PlayedForLaughs when the ComicBook/TheUnbeatableSquirrelGirl encountered encounters Galactus. She's heard of the different species theory, so she asks her squirrel sidekick what '''she''' sees. Tippy-Toe reports no, Galactus just looks like a regular guy -- but the art reveals "a regular guy" is how Tippy-Toe describes a 400-foot long purple squirrel.
* In ''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 is actually the cloak of a gigantic Abstract.
* In the ''ComicBook/JLAAvengers'' crossover: after flying into space, {{Superman}} and ComicBook/IronMan see the forcible merger of their worlds as two gigantic hands pushing the two Earths together. Tony comments that this can't be real, and Clark says that this is simply how their minds chose to represent the event. Also in this crossover, we see Eternity (the AnthropomorphicPersonification of the Franchise/MarvelUniverse) merging with his female counterpart, Kismet of the Franchise/DCUniverse, [[http://www.comicvine.com/forums/gen-discussion/1/a-dc-equal-for-eternity/688456/ in what looks like a, like, uh, a very intimate embrace.]]



--->'''Footnote''': It's really entropy, which can look like string. However, [[{{Metaphorgotten}} it's very difficult to tie anything together with it]]. Chaos itself is usually found in junk drawers and the bottom of closets.

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--->'''Footnote''': It's **It's really entropy, which can look like string. However, [[{{Metaphorgotten}} it's very difficult to tie anything together with it]]. Chaos itself is usually found in junk drawers and the bottom of closets.


** We know mostly of the Greek pronunciations of some deities, words, or names in Egyptian mythology because the only way their names were written down (That we know of, or can even translate) could not be translated. This is especially the case with the Egyptian deity Thoth. "Thoth" is actually his Greek name -- his Egyptian name was pronounced ''way'' differently. This is lampshaded when ''Literature/TheKaneChronicles'' has the characters meet him, he has no real way to spell his Egyptian name in English, so he pronounces it phonetically as the only way the English speaking Kanes (and the audience) can understand.

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** We know mostly of the Greek pronunciations of some deities, words, or names in Egyptian mythology because the only way their names were written down (That (that we know of, or can even translate) could not be translated. This is especially the case with the Egyptian deity Thoth. "Thoth" is actually his Greek name -- his Egyptian name was pronounced ''way'' differently. This is lampshaded when ''Literature/TheKaneChronicles'' has the characters meet him, he has no real way to spell his Egyptian name in English, so he pronounces it phonetically as the only way the English speaking Kanes (and the audience) can understand.


** In the Old Testament, God warns Moses that "you cannot see my face; for man shall not see me and live". Even Moses could only see His back. God, like [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Yog-Sothoth]] (or the other way around), is omnipresent and exists at every point in the space-time continuum simultaneously yet transcending all of it. Islam takes this bit particularly seriously; arguing that if God's true form is alien and utterly incomprehensible to humans, then you cannot picture Him as anthropomorphic, therefore doing so and worshipping God through pictures is considered blasphemous, heretical idolatry ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iconoclasm Christianity under the Byzantine Empire also tried this]] but failed). Which then rubbed off on Moses a bit, since when he came back to everybody else his face blinded them into making him wear a veil. That said, several Old Testament figures (including Abraham, and for that matter Moses) are said to interact with God directly. The usual explanation is that they were speaking with an angel who was speaking directly for God (acting as a kind of cosmic telephone), or else that God was appearing in [[AFormYouAreComfortableWith a form they could comprehend]]. Christians often interpret these events as pre-incarnate appearances of Christ, the "image of the invisible God".

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** In the Old Testament, God warns Moses that "you cannot see my face; for man shall not see me and live". Even Moses could only see His back. God, like [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Yog-Sothoth]] (or the other way around), is omnipresent and exists at every point in the space-time continuum simultaneously yet transcending transcends all of it. Islam takes this bit particularly seriously; arguing that if God's true form is alien and utterly incomprehensible to humans, then you cannot picture Him as anthropomorphic, therefore doing so and worshipping God through pictures is considered blasphemous, heretical idolatry ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iconoclasm Christianity under the Byzantine Empire also tried this]] but failed). Which then rubbed off on Moses a bit, since when he came back to everybody else his face blinded them into making him wear a veil. That said, several Old Testament figures (including Abraham, and for that matter Moses) are said to interact with God directly. The usual explanation is that they were speaking with an angel who was speaking directly for God (acting as a kind of cosmic telephone), or else that God was appearing in [[AFormYouAreComfortableWith a form they could comprehend]]. Christians often interpret these events as pre-incarnate appearances of Christ, the "image of the invisible God".


* People exposed to something that they have literally no frame of reference for in their prior experience often flail to construct what they are seeing in their minds. A classic example is the Native Americans believing Cortez's horsemen were giant creatures with two heads, because they had never seen a horse, let alone a man riding one, before (it's believed that myths of [[OurCentaursAreDifferent centaurs]] similarly originated from garbled memories that the Greeks had of horse-riding invaders from before tamed horses were a common sight in Eurasia). Another example is the crazed German private who babbled to his superior about "a crocodile in the trenches" upon seeing a tank for the first time.

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* People exposed to something that they have literally no frame of reference for in their prior experience often flail fail to construct what they are seeing in their minds. A classic example is the Native Americans believing Cortez's horsemen were giant creatures with two heads, because they had never seen a horse, let alone a man riding one, before (it's believed that myths of [[OurCentaursAreDifferent centaurs]] similarly originated from garbled memories that the Greeks had of horse-riding invaders from before tamed horses were a common sight in Eurasia). Another example is the crazed German private who babbled to his superior about "a crocodile in the trenches" upon seeing a tank for the first time.


* ''Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'' and its prequel features Golden Freddy, a rarely-encountered version of the game's BigBad, Freddy Fazbear. Encountering him in the first game will result in him mumbling random lines of gibberish, followed by him promptly crashing the game. The NightmareFuel of the situation is only enhanced by the fact that wherever he is, you will always hear the sounds of a little girl's eerie giggling.
** However, the sequels reveal more about him: [[spoiler: He was originally an old animatronic called Fredbear, he bit a child (the jury is still out on if this was the Bite of '87 mentioned in the first game, but its generally agreed that it isnt), and he is likely possessed like the original four animatronics.]]


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* Inverted in ''WebAnimation/AnimatorVsAnimation'' with the Animator. He appears as a mouse cursor on the computer, but every program on it can see him through the monitor.


* Played with in ''LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan'' in that, while Nyarko does indeed have many forms that would break Mahiro's mind, she insists that as the being of a thousand masks, she doesn't have any one "true" form, so her human shape should count as an aversion, too.

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* Played with in ''LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan'' in that, while Nyarko does indeed have many forms that would break Mahiro's mind, she insists that as the being of a thousand masks, she doesn't have any one "true" form, so her human shape should count as an aversion, aversion too.



** This is one of those subjects that "one could go crazy thinking about" as Carpenter put it in the DVD commentary. And it remains debated by the fans.

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** This is one of those subjects that "one could go crazy thinking about" as Carpenter put it in the DVD commentary. And it It remains debated by the fans.



* In Creator/LarryNiven's ''Literature/KnownSpace'' series, [[HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace Hyperspace]] has this quality: the human brain is completely incapable of perceiving hyperspace, and carefully edits it out of your sight, and in about 60% of humans drives them insane. If you look at a window, you see the frame basically collapsed all around the window, which is slightly less disturbing. And if you look at a 360 degree panorama of hyperspace, you lose sight completely: you don't just go temporarily blind, your completely forget that you ever possessed sight, or what sight even is.

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* In Creator/LarryNiven's ''Literature/KnownSpace'' series, [[HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace Hyperspace]] has this quality: the human brain is completely incapable of perceiving hyperspace, and carefully edits it out of your sight, and in about 60% of humans drives them insane. If you look at a window, you see the frame basically collapsed all around the window, which is slightly less disturbing. And if If you look at a 360 degree panorama of hyperspace, you lose sight completely: you don't just go temporarily blind, your completely forget that you ever possessed sight, or what sight even is.



* The gods from ''Literature/RavellingWrath''. The characters travel through vast magical worlds and those worlds are merely ''parts'' of the gods. And the story repeatedly reminds you that the gods don't produce human words or human thoughts on their own. The characters have to ''interpret'' the gods' thoughts, literally ''reducing'' them to human comprehension.

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* The gods from ''Literature/RavellingWrath''. The characters travel through vast magical worlds and those worlds are merely ''parts'' of the gods. And the The story repeatedly reminds you that the gods don't produce human words or human thoughts on their own. The characters have to ''interpret'' the gods' thoughts, literally ''reducing'' them to human comprehension.



** Archangels are even worse. The very presence of their true form is capable of doing all of the above, but with massive earthquakes, and instant death for anyone who's around. And this can even remain true when they're in a vessel. Raphael simply manifesting himself created a thunderstorm that knocked out all power to the Eastern Seaboard. In a later episode, he similarly created another thunderstorm when he manifested again. And when he showed up to protect a prophet, the growing light was tearing the room apart.

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** Archangels are even worse. The very presence of their true form is capable of doing all of the above, but with massive earthquakes, and instant death for anyone who's around. And this This can even remain true when they're in a vessel. Raphael simply manifesting himself created a thunderstorm that knocked out all power to the Eastern Seaboard. In a later episode, he similarly created another thunderstorm when he manifested again. And when When he showed up to protect a prophet, the growing light was tearing the room apart.



** In another incident (Exodus chapter 24 for those who care) God appeared in full glory for seventy-four leaders of Israel total. The fun part? It mentions that they all [[DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu ate and drank together]]. And it says that God stood on a sapphire pavement. And absolutely nothing else.

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** In another incident (Exodus chapter 24 for those who care) God appeared in full glory for seventy-four leaders of Israel total. The fun part? It mentions that they all [[DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu ate and drank together]]. And together]], it says that God stood on a sapphire pavement. And pavement, and absolutely nothing else.



* ''WebAnimation/DimensionalProphecyOfZoharRedux'' The attacking Caine aliens have a form which is incomprehensible and in most parts even invisible. The only things people can see are hands which look skeletal and have lots of tumours growing on them, attacking people, or giant eyes floating in the air. And most people who saw the Caine went insane and/or started to hallucinate. Because of this, during Caine attacks, it is unknown if there is just one Caine attacking, or if there are several attackers at the same time.

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* ''WebAnimation/DimensionalProphecyOfZoharRedux'' The attacking Caine aliens have a form which is incomprehensible and in most parts even invisible. The only things people can see are hands which look skeletal and have lots of tumours growing on them, attacking people, or giant eyes floating in the air. And most Most people who saw the Caine went insane and/or started to hallucinate. Because of this, during Caine attacks, it is unknown if there is just one Caine attacking, or if there are several attackers at the same time.



** Then there's [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-3930 SCP-3930]], whose threat is ''driven'' by the fact the human mind keeps trying to grasp it. It's ''literally'' nothing, a perfect nothing where nothing exists, nothing leaves, nothing is visible, etc. But the human mind, with its tendency to see patterns where there's none, goes into overdrive and overwrites that nothing with something; the equivalent of seeing shapes in clouds, something where there's nothing, except this time it sees Russian wilderness and a building where there's nothing at all. And anyone that enters that nothing ceases to exist, too, but the brain continues to act as if it does, and anyone watching or listening continues on like the individual actually went there and saw things. But that all breaks down, loses consistency as the brain keeps lying to itself because it can't put up with actual nothingness, right until concentration is broken and the invented individual with their invented expedition stop registering. They were always gone, but that shadow the mind invented is gone too once the thread is broken. [[spoiler: And in those utter voids, even these little shadows have an influence, the edge of this void starts piling up with these invented things that aren't real, but seem real enough to manifest, and they merge together. The more people know of this void and subconsciously overwrite it with their own patterns, the more they are. And if there's too much of this thought together, too many of these inventions of the mind piling up at the edge of nothingness, they start to merge into one thing, it becomes complex, gains a sentience, and realizes what it actually is. It exists now, and it would ''very much like'' to go back to not existing. That little thing is what's known as a [[EldritchAbomination Pattern Screamer]], because it's born from seeing nonexistant patterns, and it screams in hatred of thought that brought it to be. And the only way to erase it is to erase the inventions that made it happen; the only way to make ''that'' happen is to send the ones who thought them into this nothingness, so they'll stop existing. The threshold is around ten people; any more than that knowing of this void, and the screaming starts]].

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** Then there's [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-3930 SCP-3930]], whose threat is ''driven'' by the fact the human mind keeps trying to grasp it. It's ''literally'' nothing, a perfect nothing where nothing exists, nothing leaves, nothing is visible, etc. But the human mind, with its tendency to see patterns where there's none, goes into overdrive and overwrites that nothing with something; the equivalent of seeing shapes in clouds, something where there's nothing, except this time it sees Russian wilderness and a building where there's nothing at all. And anyone Anyone that enters that nothing ceases to exist, too, but the brain continues to act as if it does, and anyone watching or listening continues on like the individual actually went there and saw things. But that all breaks down, loses consistency as the brain keeps lying to itself because it can't put up with actual nothingness, right until concentration is broken and the invented individual with their invented expedition stop registering. They were always gone, but that shadow the mind invented is gone too once the thread is broken. [[spoiler: And in those utter voids, even these little shadows have an influence, the edge of this void starts piling up with these invented things that aren't real, but seem real enough to manifest, and they merge together. The more people know of this void and subconsciously overwrite it with their own patterns, the more they are. And if If there's too much of this thought together, too many of these inventions of the mind piling up at the edge of nothingness, they start to merge into one thing, it becomes complex, gains a sentience, and realizes what it actually is. It exists now, and it would ''very much like'' to go back to not existing. That little thing is what's known as a [[EldritchAbomination Pattern Screamer]], because it's born from seeing nonexistant patterns, and it screams in hatred of thought that brought it to be. And the The only way to erase it is to erase the inventions that made it happen; the only way to make ''that'' happen is to send the ones who thought them into this nothingness, so they'll stop existing. The threshold is around ten people; any more than that knowing of this void, and the screaming starts]].



** Ever wondered why PurpleIsTheNewBlack? '''[[Analysis/PurpleIsTheNewBlack Because there is no black.]]''' A true black would reflect no light whatsoever and would look like a hole in space. That only happens in black holes. And since vision works by light reflecting off of objects, and true black is the absorption of light, our human eyes literally ''cannot'' see true black. A good demonstration is [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vantablack Vantablack]]. That photo is neither a pile of it sitting on a sheet of aluminum foil, nor is it a PortableHole. It's simply a layer of Vantablack coating a sheet of foil. The reason it looks like a blank, formless blob is because it absorbs all the light needed to see the foil's crinkles and ridges.

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** Ever wondered why PurpleIsTheNewBlack? '''[[Analysis/PurpleIsTheNewBlack Because there is no black.]]''' A true black would reflect no light whatsoever and would look like a hole in space. That only happens in black holes. And since Since vision works by light reflecting off of objects, and true black is the absorption of light, our human eyes literally ''cannot'' see true black. A good demonstration is [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vantablack Vantablack]]. That photo is neither a pile of it sitting on a sheet of aluminum foil, nor is it a PortableHole. It's simply a layer of Vantablack coating a sheet of foil. The reason it looks like a blank, formless blob is because it absorbs all the light needed to see the foil's crinkles and ridges.



** Left side paralysis caused by brain damage, not direct nerve damage, leads to the common illusion that the non-functioning body parts belong to somebody else. The reason is that since the damage originates from the brain, there is no feedback from the limbs to signal that something is wrong with them, since they are technically totally functional. Therefore, the brain invents the idea that the limbs must belong to somebody else. In cognitive science, this is referred to as confabulation. It is actually rather scary that a person under such an illusion is more or less incapable of understanding that they ARE, in fact, not right. They will acknowledge any arguments made by people trying to convince them, but they will not change their mind. When the brain no longer needs to delude itself, people are confused how they could have ever believed something so ridiculous. In some cases, the same defensive mental mechanism reoccurs, and people conveniently forget their previous puzzlement. And it should be noted, this happens in people who are otherwise perfectly reasonable, sane and rational, as far as it is possible to judge.

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** Left side paralysis caused by brain damage, not direct nerve damage, leads to the common illusion that the non-functioning body parts belong to somebody else. The reason is that since the damage originates from the brain, there is no feedback from the limbs to signal that something is wrong with them, since they are technically totally functional. Therefore, the brain invents the idea that the limbs must belong to somebody else. In cognitive science, this is referred to as confabulation. It is actually rather scary that a person under such an illusion is more or less incapable of understanding that they ARE, in fact, not right. They will acknowledge any arguments made by people trying to convince them, but they will not change their mind. When the brain no longer needs to delude itself, people are confused how they could have ever believed something so ridiculous. In some cases, the same defensive mental mechanism reoccurs, and people conveniently forget their previous puzzlement. And it It should be noted, this happens in people who are otherwise perfectly reasonable, sane and rational, as far as it is possible to judge.



** If you could see yourself in the fourth dimension, you'd look like a huge worm made of every single version of yourself from every moment across your entire life. There would be your embryo at one end and your deceased self at the other. And all of this is without getting into the idea of [[AlternateTimeline branching pathways.]]

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** If you could see yourself in the fourth dimension, you'd look like a huge worm made of every single version of yourself from every moment across your entire life. There would be your embryo at one end and your deceased self at the other. And all All of this is without getting into the idea of [[AlternateTimeline branching pathways.]]


* The Pa'anuri of 'Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'': made of Dark Matter, for most of the story only able to interact with the viewpoint Universe through gravity, and with a completely different basis for their 'chemistry'. Arguably, the only character that gets a chance to see them for what they really are is only able to do so because his mind was effectively uploaded into a Pa'anuri body of his own to use; and since Schlock quick figured out the chemistry issue, quickly put his nickname of "Mundivore" to quick use and became an Eldritch Abomination of the dark matter plane.

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* The Pa'anuri of 'Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'': ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'': made of Dark Matter, for most of the story only able to interact with the viewpoint Universe through gravity, and with a completely different basis for their 'chemistry'. Arguably, the only character that gets a chance to see them for what they really are is only able to do so because his mind was effectively uploaded into a Pa'anuri body of his own to use; and since Schlock quick figured out the chemistry issue, quickly put his nickname of "Mundivore" to quick use and became an Eldritch Abomination of the dark matter plane.

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