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"You think you know how the world works? You think that this material universe is all there is? What is real? What mysteries lie beyond the reach of your senses? At the root of existence, mind and matter meet. Thoughts form reality. This universe is only one of an infinite number. Worlds without end; some benevolent and life-giving, others filled with malice and hunger. Dark places where powers older than time lie, ravenous and waiting. Who are you in this vast multiverse, Mr. Strange?"
― The Ancient One (Doctor Strange)

The ability to understand or possess full comprehension of the universe and/or beyond.

Also Called

  • Absolute/Ultimate Knowledge
  • Spiritual Enlightenment/Insight
  • Transcendent Illumination
  • Universal Revelation

Capabilities

The user has reached enlightenment, allowing them to understand the meaning of everything by communicating with or understanding the mind of God, Universal Consciousness or similar source, profound spiritual understanding and/or a fundamentally changed consciousness whereby everything is perceived as a unity. This power is capable of awaking the user, both spiritually and mentally.

Applications

Associations

Limitations

  • May not obtain true Omniscience.
  • User has to be pure in order to possess this ability or purge themselves from impure thoughts.
    • Note that this doesn't mean Good or Nice, as several demons and evil entities/beings achieved Enlightenment in Hindu mythology.

Known Users

See also: Enlightenment Superpowers.

  • Gautama Buddha (Buddhism)
  • Lao-Tzu or Laozi (Taoism)
  • Jesus Christ (Christianity)
  • Grand Master/Tam Sung (Samurai Jack)
  • Virgo Shaka (Saint Seiya)
  • Avatars (Avatar)
  • The Ancient One (Marvel Comics)
  • Huu (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • Chakravartin (Asura's Wrath)
  • Isaac Netero (Hunter X Hunter)
  • David Bowman (2010: Odyssey Two)
  • King Solomon (Abrahamic Religions)
  • Aladdin (Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic)
  • Persona Users (Persona)
  • Tien Shinhan (Dragon Ball)

Known Objects

  • Phantom Ingredient GOD (Toriko)

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