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"We're all puppets, Laurie. I'm just a puppet who can see the strings."
― Doctor Manhattan (The Watchmen)
"I had to see it. There wasn't much left. But when I was there, it was strange. I suddenly had this feeling that everything was connected. Like I could see the whole thing. One long chain of events that stretched all the way back before Larkhill. I felt like I could see everything that had happened... and everything that was going to happen. It was like a perfect pattern laid out in front of me and I realized that we were all apart of it, and all trapped by it."
― Finch (V for Vendetta)

The power to create one's own totality and exhaustively plan and manipulate every event deterministically. Sub-power of Omnipotence. The rational explanation for Omniscience.

Also Called

  • Absolute Determination
  • Continuity Manipulation
  • Divine Law/Providence
  • Supreme Architecture
  • The Idea of Fate/Destiny
  • Totality Construction

Capabilities

The user of this ability has meticulously constructed every life, death, event, creation, destruction, action, and reaction from the beginning of continuity/totality until the end of everything known, unknown, imagined, or forgotten. The user has mechanistically determined everything on a supreme level. There is absolutely nothing that has happened or will happen that has not been planned by the user of this power. In other words, the being that uses this power does not surmise, predict, or “know” every event instinctively, but the user of this ability knows them because he/she is the one that has exhaustively determined them.

The nature of this ability is not just to create and shape existence on a supreme level; it is to put it all together in a way that makes sense. The user of this ability knows how each individual life began, how it was lived, and how it will inevitably end—from the smallest single cell organism to the most complex cosmic being, the user has planned and determined them all. They know everything from the number of apples within a tree to the number of photons that escape every star.

Again, they know these things not because of the fact that they are inherently granted omniscience by some series of events, but rather because they planned and set all of these events into motion-- making this power somewhat of a "proto-omniscience" through omni-creation. Meaning, that this power is a rational version of omniscience, as well as the fully functional version of causality manipulation. This power is what supreme beings use to write a consistent story for their reality.

Applications (Advanced)

Personal Abilities:

Applications (Essential)

Basic Applications:

Associations

Limitations

Known Users

  • Shakti and Shiva (Charmed)
  • Shinryu (Dissidia: Final Fantasy)
  • Brahman (Hinduism)
  • God/Allah (Abrahamic Religion) via Divine Providence
  • Soa (Legend of Dragoon)
  • First Firmament (Marvel Comics)
  • Taiji (Super Robot Wars)
  • Lorelei (Tales of the Abyss); via the Score
  • The Chairman (The Adjustment Bureau); via The Plan