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"I cannot talk this creature into anything it does not already desire. I can only suggest that which it already secretly wished for. Its determination is already made. We are but going through the motions of a negotiation that was resolved before it ever began."
― Thanos in regards to The One-Above-All's Omniscience (Marvel Comics)
"Chidi: She's like this walking database. You can ask her about the creation of the universe or history...
Eleanor: Oh, there was a guy who lived in Avondale, Arizona, around 2002. His name was Kevin Paltonic. Is he gay?
Janet: No.
Eleanor: Really? Huh. I guess he just didn't want to have sex with me.
Janet: That's correct.
Eleanor: Well, that's fine, I wasn't that into him anyway.
Janet: Yes, you were."
― The Good Place

The power to possess absolute and infinite knowledge of everything. Sub-power of Omnipotence. Not to be confused with Infinite Experience. Opposite to Omninescience.

Also Called

  • Absolute/Ultimate/Totality/Transcendent/Undivided Knowledge
  • All-Knowing/Everything Knowing
  • Boundless/Infinite/Illimitable/Limitless/Unlimited/Unrestricted Knowledge
  • Memory of Omnipotent Being
  • The Knowledge of God
  • True Omniscience

Capabilities

Omniscience (from Latin: Omni Scientia: "all-knowledge"), in its grandest and highest stage, is the capacity to know absolutely everything infinitely within their wider reality or verse of origin. Nevertheless, there are different types and/or forms of this power:

  • Inherent Omniscience: The user's mind is capable of knowing potentially anything and everything and has the capacity to filter what they choose to know, selectively picking topics of interest according to the situation. They can objectively be omniscient at their whim, making this a controllable form of it. Also doubles as a lesser form of the ability, making it as they are knowledgeable of effectively everything at the cost of not being aware of all there's to possibly know on information unrelated to knowledge accessible or picked upon. This omniscience is either subjective or objective.
  • Total/Complete Omniscience: Usually knowing it all, regardless of time and/or probable factors, actually fully knowing the entirety of it. The user has no filter or restrictions to their knowledge, having it at all times.

The user's mind is unblocked or unconstrained to knowledge of the entirety of totality, there's absolutely nothing which they do not understand or insightfully comprehend, knowing every answer to every inquiry on a timeless scale, meaning it is regardless of time; their recollection of infinite knowledge offers an understanding of the intricacies or "workings" of totality. Depending on the type they possess, the user might have the information at all times (Total/Complete) while at other times it might require the user's willing to access it, the circumstances or the actions of others (Inherent).

By knowing everything about something in general, one can get an insight for every detail/weakness/counter/interesting fact, possible or not, for that certain something, utilizing said facts to be unable to be defeated by said subject or situation.

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Known Users

See Also: The Omniscient.

  • God/Yahweh/Allah (Abrahamic Religions)
  • Para Brahman (Hinduism)
  • Bathala (Philippine Mythology)
  • Lucifer (Luciferanism), as Selective/Inherent Omniscience
  • Veldanava (Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken); pre creation
  • Ronny Schiatto (Baccano)
  • Omne (Bayonetta)
  • Elizabeth (Bioshock Infinite and Burial at Sea)
  • God (Bruce Almighty and Evan Almighty)
  • Cosmo (Chainsaw Man)
  • Acheron Parthenopaeus (Chronicles of Nick & Dark-Hunters)
  • The Supreme Archetype (Cthulhu Mythos)
  • Yog-Sothoth (Cthulhu Mythos)
  • Undoubtedly First (Cryptozoi)
  • Gan (The Dark Tower)
  • Clockwork (Danny Phantom)
  • Sir Isaac Ray Pelham Westcott (Date A Live)
  • The Truth (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
  • Doc Scratch (Homestuck)
  • The Presence (DC Comics)
  • Batman, God of Knowledge (DC Comics); via the Mobius Chair
  • The Endless (DC/Vertigo Comics)
  • Riley (Earth 2021)
  • Great Worm Spirit (Earthworm Jim)
  • Chernabog (Fantasia)
  • Mabuka (Fran Bow)
  • The Gray Man of Pawley's Island (Folklore)
  • The Oracle (Futurama)
  • The Three-Eyed Raven (Game of Thrones)
  • Bran Stark (Game of Thrones)
  • Anti Spiral (Gurren Lagann)
  • The Storyteller (Grimms Notes)
  • The Mailbox (Gravity Falls)
  • Supreme Consciousness/Cognizant of All Things (Idol Mahou Shoujo Chiruchiru Michiru)
  • Mother of Existence (Image Comics)
  • Trenia (Makai Kingdom: Chronicles of The Sacred Tome)
  • Downstreamers (Manifold)
  • Agamotto (Marvel Comics)
  • Hercules (Marvel Comics);
  • David Haller/Legion/Delphic (Marvel Comics); Persona of Legion
  • The One-Above-All (Marvel Comics)
  • Core!Frisk
  • Najimi Ajimu (Medaka Box)
  • Shiki Ryougi (TYPE-MOON)
  • Super Computer (Phineas and Ferb)
  • Uxie (Pokémon)
  • God (Saints Row)
  • The Supernormal State (SCP Foundation)
  • Yulü, Yama and Kshitigarbha/The All-Death/The Great Death/The Small Death/The Three Lords of Death/The Brothers Death (SCP Foundation)
  • The Star-Eyed Child/The Woman With Stars In Her Eyes/Sigurrós Stefánsdóttir/SCP-239 - The Witch Child (SCP Foundation)
  • SCP-1548 - The Star, the Hateful (SCP Foundation)
  • SCP-5321 - The Spoiler (SCP Foundation)
  • Brahman (Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga)
  • Stone Heads (Skylanders)
  • Lord of Nightmares/L-Sama (Slayers)
  • The Omni-Viewer (Sonic the Comic)
  • God (Star Maker); as The Absolute Spirit
  • The Janitor (Strange Days at Blake Holsey High)
  • The White Light (Transrealist)
  • Sassy the Sasquatch (The Big Lez Show)
  • The One (Transformers)
  • Emperor-Beyond-The-Sea (The Chronicles of Narnia)
  • Māna-Yood-Sushāī (The Gods of Pegāna)
  • Janet (The Good Place)
  • The Beholding (The Magnus Archives)
  • Wisdom (The Unexplored Summon://Blood Sign)
  • Assistant Loid (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Naaru (World of Warcraft)

Known Objects

  • Darkhold (Marvel Comics)
  • Magic Mirror (Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarves)
  • Sacred Tome/Trenia (Makai Kingdom)
  • Book of All Knowledge (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Fountain of Hui and Eagle Scope (Xiaolin Showdown)

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