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1%%Image chosen via crowner in the Image Suggestion thread:²%%²%%Please do not change or remove without starting a new thread.²%%²[[quoteright:300:[[TabletopGame/Warhammer40000]]]]²->'''Luna''': You are cruel and evil. \²'''Discord''': You don't understand. I'm not evil, Princess. I'm chaotic. Not the same thing. I oppose order, not good. \²'''Luna''': Order ''is'' good.²-->--''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendsForever'' #20²²The age-old battles of [[BlackAndWhiteMorality Good Versus Evil]] and OrderVersusChaos are sometimes depicted as two very different things -- and sometimes not.²²After all, Order is often associated with good things like peace, tolerance and cooperation. Which means if you stand for Chaos, you can also represent horrors like [[WarIsHell war]], [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt mass destruction]] and [[AxCrazy mindless killing]].[[note]]Interestingly, chaos originally didn't mean "disorder" at all, but "void".[[/note]] And for this reason, you can often find bad guys trying to actively affiliate themselves with the word.²²'''NOTE: Chaos Is Evil is a very specific kind of InvokedTrope, where villains like speaking about chaos or including words synonymous with chaos (disorder, disarray, etc.) as part of their title or name.'''²²Compare with ChaoticEvil, where a bad guy just acts chaotically instead of actively trying to reference chaos. When the opposite occurs, and evil and order become synonymous it can become a case of IndustrializedEvil or AssimilationPlot. Contrast OrderIsNotGood and BothOrderAndChaosAreDangerous.²²SubTrope of CardCarryingVillain.²²----²!Examples:²²[[foldercontrol]]²²[[folder:Anime and Manga]]²* In ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'', the digimons with "Chaos" in their names generally are evil. [=ChaosDukemon=] is a corrupted Dukemon, [=ChaosDramon=] is a violent and destructive mechanical dragon, the three Chaos Generals ([=ChaosGreymon=], [=ChaosSeadramon=] and [=ChaosPiemon=]) and the Chaos Lord are villains in ''VideoGame/DigimonWorld2'', and [[BigBad Lucemon's]] mode change was named "Chaos Mode" in the ''Anime/DigimonFrontier'' dub.²* Played with in ''[[LightNovel/NyarkoSan Haiyore! Nyarko-san]]''. Nyarko (aka [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Nyarlathotep]]) describes herself as "Chaos", but is generally a ManicPixieDreamGirl. However, she is ruthless in combat, annoys the protagonist, and bends the rules to suit her needs.²* In ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL'', the true BigBad and ruler of the Barian World, is Don Thousand, a God of Chaos who plans genocide against the Astral World, which represents Law. (Unfortunately, Eliphas, the ruler of the Astral World who represents Law can [[KnightTemplar hardly be considered a benign force]] in the conflict, but Don Thousand is obviously a greater evil.)²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Comicbooks]]²* In ''ComicBook/PS238'' the forces of Chaos and the forces of Order are portrayed as Demons and Angels, respectively. Though given both side's habit of driving mortals to conflict whenever they get the chance to access our dimension the forces of Order are portrayed as equally bad.²* In ''Comicbook/DoctorStrange'', both Dormammu and Shuma-Gorath have Lord of Chaos as one of their titles, and Dormammu once represented the AnthropomorphicPersonification of Chaos in a chess match with [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Odin]], who represented Order. Both of these villains are actually {{Multiversal Conqueror}}s and [[GodEmperor God-Tyrants]] of [[DimensionLord alternate dimensions]], and while they may qualify as ChaoticEvil in terms of their personalities and behaviour, they don't otherwise seem to represent Chaos any more than any other really deplorable villain. Dormammu, for example, has non-chaotic character traits like a code of honor, devotion towards his sister, and a consistent tyrannical way of thinking that "follows set formulas". ²* Another Creator/MarvelComics example is Chthon, the resident God of Chaos who has clashed with numerous heroes, who once again is ChaoticEvil by nature, but as no ideological devotion to Chaos. It's slightly more justified in his case, though, as he is also the creator and source of Chaos Magic, which here is a form of BlackMagic that pulls off feats of [[RealityWarper reality warping]] and affects probability, though still usually towards a very specific end.²* Yet another Marvel example is ComicBook/{{Venom}}'s symbiotic "offspring", ComicBook/{{Carnage}}. His motive for being a serial killer -- if he can even be said to have one -- is that he thinks Law is an illusion, and that Chaos is the only reality. As a result, he tries to spread this sick philosophy by mass murder. It would be easy to label him ChaoticStupid, but he can actually be rather smart in his methods sometimes. (Which makes him a living oxymoron, really, being someone who ''plans out'' ways to spread Chaos.)²* This was originally played straight in Creator/DCComics, mainly because the heroic sorcerer Comicbook/DoctorFate was a Lord of Order. However during the 80s there were story arcs deconstructing the trope, with most Lords of Order shown as uncaring if not ruthless, and a few Lords of Chaos in a sympathetic light. Still, since the troubles were mainly caused by Chaos (and it was left to superheroes to deal with them) the impression it gave was that the DC Universe was a CrapsackWorld.²* [[Creator/MarvelComics Marvel]]'s toy tie-in comic ''The Saga of Crystar the Crystal Warrior'' had a typical Order-Versus-Chaos dynamic, with the hero fighting for order and his villainous brother Moltar for chaos. Subverted: a distinction is drawn between Moltar's "Chaos-as-means-to-an-end" and the "Chaos-for-its-own-sake" of [[EvilChancellor Zardeth]], or [[PredecessorVillain the Demon Lord]]. Moltar brings chaos, but reluctantly and only because of his feud with his brother, and he does mostly respect the edicts of his uncle (who personifies Balance). ²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]²* ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' has ComicBook/TheJoker, who gives a speech about being an "agent of chaos". His definition of chaos, seems to be a little too specific and limited however: he wishes to destroy every and all belief in morality and have everyone embrace the depraved monster that (he claims) hides inside them. He is MUCH more about evil and the only order that he truly fights is one of ideals and of enforcing behavioral rules. The crumbling of society that such a lack of any pretext of empathy would surely lead to is merely an acceptable after-effect, his true endgame is for everyone to become as openly amoral as he is.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Literature]]²* Creator/MichaelMoorcock's [[Literature/TheElricSaga Elric of Melnibone]] stories. The forces of Chaos almost always acted in a ChaoticEvil manner, and the adherents of Law were portrayed as LawfulGood (especially when fighting Chaos). It wasn't absolutely stated as being this way - it was noted that absolute Law led to stasis and sterility and a certain amount of Chaos was necessary for creativity and change.²* In ''Literature/TheKaneChronicles'', the main conflict is OrderVsChaos, first with CardCarryingVillain Set representing chaos for ''The Red Pyramid'', and then with Apophis, Ra's arch-nemesis and the God of Chaos.²* In the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novel ''Discworld/ThiefOfTime'', this is played straight and averted. Initially, we see Chaos was something primitive man feared greatly, playing this trope straight. Later in the novel, we find the modern conception of Chaos as a powerful driving force with great complexity, averting this trope.²* L. E. Modesitt's ''[[Literature/SagaOfRecluce Recluce]]'' series has order magic and chaos magic, with the good guys typically practicing black magic and the bad guys practicing white magic. The colors are based upon the complete absence of light (void, perfect order) or the presence of all kinds of light (making white, and chaos). The series recognized that chaos and order didn't necessarily line up with good and evil, recognizing either extreme was bad, but chaos magic causes lots of harm unless the practitioner is very careful. [[NecessaryFail And being careful means being orderly]].²* The Franchise/CthulhuMythos has Azathoth, the "Nuclear Chaos" and Nyarlathotep, the "Crawling Chaos". The first is a literal PrimordialChaos, while Nyarlathotep creates it through its myriad forms. Both are considered evil, or at least dangerous for mankind. Another example is Xexanoth, the Lurking Chaos. Capable of warping time, its power is considered too blasphemous for even evil sorcerers to use. ²** Azathoth is an interesting example in that it is literally the {{God}} equivalent of the Franchise/CthulhuMythos. It's dangerous to humans but also created them, though less out of a plan and more out of dreaming them randomly. Once it wakes up, humans and reality will disappear. It's less 'evil' than unaware, though some humans who learn of it in Lovecraft's stories see it as chaos and evil.²* In Creator/PoulAnderson's ''Literature/ThreeHeartsAndThreeLions'', TheFairFolk are explicitly called Chaos and are overtly evil, as opposed to the good forces of order.²* The world of ''Literature/FightingFantasy'' considers Evil and Chaos to be the same thing, to the extent that the Tricksters, who in ''D&D'' terms would definitely be Chaotic Neutral, ''can't'' be considered chaotic ''because'' they're neutral. This is despite the rigid hierarchy of DemonLordsAndArchdevils -- Chaos is, by definition, not required to be consistent.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Live-Action TV]]²* On ''Series/GetSmart'' the bad guys are KAOS, while the good guys are CONTROL... a synonym for law.²* Inverted in the short-lived ''Series/{{Chaos}}'' where the title is the nickname of the good guy's little group in the CIA.²* In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' and ''Series/{{Angel}}'', characters who explicitly identify with Chaos are almost always evil. (Although the good characters often take a fairly Chaotic role.)²* ''Series/NowhereBoys''²** Subverted in Season 1. The BigBad is a Restoring Demon obsessed with restoring order, and does many horrible deeds from trying to kill the boys to [[DemonicPossession possessing]] others to attack them.²** Played straight in the feature film, ''The Book of Shadows'', where the BigBad, Tegan, is a teenage girl who is the personification of Chaos. She is very evil, and very nearly ends TheMultiverse itself.²* In ''Series/TheMagicians'' Ember, a god of chaos, lacks any empathy for mortals, seeing them as only tools for his personal amusement. When his counterpart Umber is driven out of Fillory, Ember proceeds to torment the populace and wreak havoc on the world with the end goal being its destruction.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Music]]²* In the Emerald Sword saga by Music/RhapsodyOfFire, the hordes of the evil king [[EvilOverlord Akron]] are constantly associated with chaos, while the heroes are associated with "wisdom".²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Mythology]]²* OlderThanFeudalism: Myth/ClassicalMythology features Eris, the malevolent goddess and personification of chaos, strife and discord. In her case strife and discord mean simply conflict and violence between people. Her Roman name, Discordia, reflects on this.²* OlderThanDirt: Myth/EgyptianMythology took this even further, with almost its entire world view being divided into perspectives of "order" and "chaos". The embodiment of chaos, as well as the ultimate evil, was the serpent, Apep (also called Apophis).²** The god Set is a bit of a subversion. While Apophis represents PrimordialChaos and is inimical to all life (maybe even all existence), Set is mostly portrayed as merely disruptive. Although Egyptians didn't much ''like'' him, he still had an important role in the grand scheme of things, defending Ra from Apophis on his journey through the night. ²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Tabletop Games]]²* [[ReligiousHorror Chaos]] from ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' and ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''. Everyone there is evil to some degree or another, but Chaos [[CardCarryingVillain really takes the cake]]. The Chaos gods ''do'' also represent positive traits too, like hope, honor, love and similar concepts that are usually regarded as good, but due to the [[CrapsackWorld nature of the universe]], these traits rarely ever get displayed. The psychic pollution of the Immaterium causes their worst aspects to be dominant more-or-less constantly.²* The original version of ''Tabletopgame/DungeonsAndDragons'' had three major alignments: Lawful, Neutral, and Chaotic. Since many bad guys (such as ogres, dragons, demons, undead etc.) were on the side of Chaos, it wasn't long before "Chaotic" was equated with "Evil." The nine alignment system that has become associated with D&D was an attempt to mitigate this, as not everyone who is Lawful is necessarily good, and not everyone who's Chaotic is necessarily evil. This brought its own little host of problems.²** To try and fix these problems, 4th edition changed the entire alignment system, remaking it into a five-point pattern consisting of Unaligned, Good, Evil, Lawful Good and Chaotic Evil. Although commonly misconceived of as being "more good" or "more evil", WordOfGod instead describes Lawful Good and Chaotic Evil as merely being particularly distinctive ''types'' of Good/Evil; a Lawful Good character is Good but also TheFettered, whilst a Chaotic Evil character differs from a standard Evil character by being TheUnfettered. As with all 4e changes to sacred cows, controversy ultimately persuaded Wizards of the Coast to change it back in 5th edition.²** This is the fundamental underpinning of the Harmonium faction in ''TabletopGame/{{Planescape}}'', who believe that peace and order are both the most worthy goals in the multiverse and completely synonymous with each other. In reality, though, they're probably best known for serving as a picture-perfect example of the inversion - OrderIsNotGood - thanks to their combining LawfulStupid and WellIntentionedExtremist activities. ²* In the Glorantha setting of ''TabletopGame/RuneQuest'' Chaos itself is neutral (being the void outside the universe) but its manifestations within the universe tend strongly towards evil due to their twisting of reality's rules.²* Subverted in the Palladium RPG system, where the "most evil" alignment is "Diabolic", which is similar to D&D's Chaotic Evil, but the "most chaotic" alignment, "Anarchist" is considered selfish in the sense of being a hedonist, but isn't considered evil.²* In the original Marvel Super Heroes RPG made by TSR, "order magic" was good magic and "chaos magic" was evil magic. Confusing the issue, though, chaos magic was said to have the goal of bringing about an evil tyranny, which doesn't actually sound chaotic.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Video Games]]²* ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'' has the villains trying to [[ApocalypseHow/ClassZ destroy]] TheMultiverse using an ArtifactOfDoom called the Chaos Heart. Interestingly, the 'chaos' denoted by the name 'Chaos Heart' references the original meaning of the word, given how the Chaos Heart is the key to opening [[PowerOfTheVoid The Void]].²* ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising'' has an ArcVillain known as [[spoiler:the Chaos Kin, which is stated to be a mindless entity who wants a world of eternal conflict.]]²* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'':²** The BigBad of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyI'' is called Chaos. {{Legacy Character}}s throughout the series may take the name, and with the exception of [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Vincent Valentine]], they are always villains; even then though, Vincent's Chaos form is stated to be an evil being in a KnightTemplar sort of way, Vincent is just strong enough to assert control over it.²** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII2'' and its sequel ''VideoGame/LightningReturnsFinalFantasyXIII'' establishes "chaos" as a malevolent type of celestial energy from the goddess Etro. Thus her FallenHero servant Caius tends to call upon the powers of chaos, is said to have the Heart of Chaos in his chest, and his OneWingedAngel transformation is named Chaos Bahamut.²** The [[BigBad Ascians]] in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' are forces of darkness that revel in spreading chaos and destruction everywhere by manipulating people and empires. By inciting chaos in everyone (wars, using forbidden powers, etc), the Ascians can trigger a calamity that will bring their dark god, Zodiark, one step closer to being resurrected. The [[PlayerCharacter Warrior of Light]] and their Scion companions fight for the side of light to drive out the darkness as well as the chaos it brings.²* ''VideoGame/AdventureQuestWorlds'' has Good and Evil joining forces to battle Drakath, the Champion of Chaos, and his 13 Lords of Chaos. While the power of Chaos itself is not inherently good or evil (both the Hero and certain {{NPC}}s can use Chaos without being evil), the way that Drakath and his minions use it is very, VERY evil, especially later on in the game.²* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemRadiantDawn:'' The goddess of chaos has been imprisoned in Lehran's medallion for centuries, and if she breaks loose, it it prophesied that the world will be destroyed. [[spoiler:Subverted, it turns out that the goddess of chaos actually is rather friendly, while the opposing goddess of order is a WellIntentionedExtremist KnightTemplar.]]²** That being said, [[spoiler:Yune was responsible for a great disaster in the distant past, causing her to be sealed, and possession of her medallion does cause certain individuals to go mad. However, Ashera without Yune is cold, distant, and wishes to create a world of perfect order by turning everyone to stone. Yune without Ashera is inquisitive, impulsive, and lacks foresight to what damage her actions may cause. Only together, with Order and Chaos in balance, can Ashunera truly act as the guiding force of Tellius.]]²* In ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'', Eggman takes control of a water god called Chaos, whom Eggman calls the "God of Destruction". [[spoiler:Once it becomes Perfect Chaos, it stops obeying Eggman and starts just destroying everything. This trope is later subverted when it's revealed that it was just a MadGod that needed pacifying.]]²** Generally averted by the Chaos Emeralds. While many of Eggman's evil schemes have involved them, they can easily be used for good purposes as well, such as [[SuperMode Super Sonic]].²** Just before the TrueFinalBoss of ''[[VideoGame/SonicRushSeries Sonic Rush Adventure]]'', [[spoiler:Eggman Nega]] declares that he will bring about a glorious age of fear and chaos.²* ''VideoGame/{{Skylanders}}'' plays with this, naming the BigBad of the series [[XtremeKoolLetterz Kaos]].²* ''VideoGame/AncientDomainsOfMystery'': The alignment axis is a Law/Chaos one, with Chaos the evil side. The chief evil fought in the game are the corrupting forces of Chaos, rather like in the ''Warhammer'' games.²* The Chaos fairies in ''VideoGame/ZanZarahTheHiddenPortal'' are the favorites of the game's bad guys, along with the [[DarkIsEvil Dark fairies]]. Fairies themselves obey their masters (so Amy can train and use them for good purposes) but the association is rather enduring.²* ZigZagged in ''VideoGame/TheBattleForWesnoth''. The game has only one alignment axis (Lawful, Neutral, Liminal, and Chaotic); most of the evil creatures (undead, necromancers, orcs, bandits) are Chaotic. However, Chaotic creatures aren't necessarily bad -- for example, you can recruit thieves while playing as the decidedly good Konrad, and the outlaw campaign (''Liberty'') features a band of freedom fighters which are all represented in-game as Chaotic units (specifically, Chaotic humans).²* ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'': [[BigBad Carla Radames]] openly admits that she wants to use the C-Virus to wipe out civilization completely and rule over the chaos that remains. She even provides the page quote.²* ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow2'': Dracula, the VillainProtagonist, uses Chaos Magic in combat, largely through his Chaos Claws.²* [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] and [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed]] in ''VideoGame/Persona5'', where [[spoiler: the BigBad is fueled by this belief having become rampant throughout the citizens of Tokyo, due to an overemphasis on the virtue of societal harmony, resulting in a massive case of ApatheticCitizens and widespread systemic corruption.]]²* Mainline Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei has Chaos as Evil... however the forces of Order are just as bad. While Lucifer is a recurring foe in the franchise, he is rarely the final boss, and often sees the various protagonists as a WorthyOpponent, the same of which cannot be said of the agents of YHWH.²* ''VideoGame/NexusClash'' has Tholaghru, the EldritchAbomination god of Chaos and one of the three Dark Powers behind the demonic forces of evil. He/she/it manifests Chaos as ''mutation'' which, given the [[CrapsackWorld nature]] of the series, usually manifests as BodyHorror.²* Mantorok of ''VideoGame/EternalDarkness'' is a force of chaos, but considering that its enemies are the Ancients who [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt want to destroy human civilization]], it's something of a [[NecessarilyEvil necessary evil]] for you to rely on its magick provided by the ''Tome of Eternal Darkness''. [[spoiler:Then again, depending on what its plans are once all three Ancients are destroyed, it might play the trope straight after all.]]²* ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosUltimate'' has [[spoiler: Dharkon, an EldritchAbomination who's the Embodiment of Chaos and [[DarkIsEvil Darkness]]. While his counterpart [[LightIsNotGood Galeem]] wants to establish order by remaking the world [[InTheirOwnImage in his own image]], Dharkon's goal is simply wanting to destroy ''[[OmnicidalManiac everything]]''. [[TheBadGuyWins He even manages to pull it off in his bad ending]].]]²* Similarly to ''ADOM'' and ''Warhammer[=/=]40K,'' the primary antagonists of ''VideoGame/ForTheKing'' are chaos cultists. Chaos events cause the enemy to gain a 5% increase in HP, up to a maximum of +15%, among other things. However, chaos doesn't corrupt the player characters.²* In ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII'', Chaos magic is considered evil as it draws power from the LegionsOfHell. It's also the only effective attack against [[PlotArmor Divine Armor]].²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Webcomics]]²* In the webcomic ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'' (a parody of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyI''), the main characters are told that their task is to defeat chaos, leading Black Mage to [[ go on an angry rant about this trope]] (before calming down when it's explained that's just the villain's name).²-->I refuse to take part in an adventure that is metaphysically rooted in the destruction of an abstract and artificial concept like chaos simply because connotatively speaking it's less desirable than the equally artificial term 'order'.²-->When will you people learn that these are merely patterns that our temporal minds have made for us in a desperate attempt to make sense of an unimaginably immense and impersonal universe?²-->Order, chaos, these are words for things we don't even understand. Chaos is not something you fight against, order is not something you protect. They have no more power or importance than that which we give them.²-->''And I, for one, will not perpetuate this asinine paradigm that there is something inherently wrong about chaos!''²* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive''. The character Pandora Chaos Raven is an immortal with a highly chaotic nature (e.g.her cloud form constantly shifts and changes) who says she's going to destroy our world and replace it with another one. She has also tried to have several human beings killed.²** Pandora merely punched Magus away; also, he's the only one who calls her "Chaos". She tried to get ''Abe'' killed -- but it's not that she haven't an [[MamaBear understandable reason]] to be very upset.²** She calls herself "Pandora Chaos Raven". However, there are indications that "destroying the world" and "bringing an apocalypse" doesn't mean what it sounds like: "Apocalypse" literally translates to "[[UnmasquedWorld revelation]]". If her intentions are non-murderous, then she would more closely represent a very unscrupulous form of ChaoticNeutral.²* Inverted: ''Webcomic/LastRes0rt'' has the tagline "Embrace Cha0s", with the implication that the Celeste and the Church of the Endless represent a repressive version of Order.²* Invoked in ''WebComic/TheFourth.'' Since the Royal Family of Idoneau was given their authority by the gods, any sort of violation of their laws, no matter how slight, is evil as that's indirectly defying the will of said gods, leading to Lord skärva's minions [[PokeThePoodle standing on grass and loitering because there's signs saying not to]].²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Western Animation]]²* As one would expect from Chaos itself when he appears and comes calling in ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries'' he zigzags instead of going all the way with evil and ultimately [[spoiler: scraps it]]. While his total lack of order can be occasionally harmful and scary to mortal beings, he is just not willing to be consistent enough to play the heavy role. ²* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': Discord as introduced in "The Return of Harmony": the spirit of chaos and disharmony, a RealityWarper who ruled over a [[TheDarkTimes dark time]] in Equestria. He usually likes to speak of chaos as his thing, but intertwined with the disharmony he also sows, it makes him both unquestionably ChaoticEvil as well as an antithesis to [[PowerOfFriendship the concepts associated with good in the setting]].²** Subverted in that Discord ultimately reforms and becomes a friend to ponies whilst ''still'' being the spirit of chaos.²** Invoked in one of the tie-in comics, where belief in this leads to Discord reversing his entire being to become "Accord", an Order Spirit, in hopes that this will make ponies like him better. [[spoiler:Then Inverted into OrderIsNotGood when Accord, under the logic that [[TheEvilsOfFreeWill individual thoughts and feelings are disorderly]], attempts to brainwash all of Equestria into a MindHive.]]²* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'': Butters' evil alter-ego Professor Chaos.²* Vaatu, the spirit of Chaos and Darkness, in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra''. He is the GodOfEvil of the Avatar-verse whose release sparked thousands of years of unbalance and conflict in the world that the Avatar cycle was started to counter.²** Book 3 plays with the trope in regards to the Red Lotus; on one hand, they are a cabal of BombThrowingAnarchists who want to create chaos by tearing down the world's governments [[spoiler: and destroying the Avatar Spirit]], but on the other hand their leader states that chaos is not evil, just the natural order of things, and with all governments gone a better world would rise up from the ashes.²** Seemingly fully turned on its head by Book 4, when the main villain is a force for tyrannical and oppressive order, and the main characters turn to chaos as a means to defeat her [[spoiler: by, among other things, getting aid from the aforementioned leader of the Red Lotus]]. What's Book 4 called? ''Balance''. ²[[/folder]]²²----


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