Omnipotence

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Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all.1 Chronicles 29:11

Omnipotence is not knowing how everything is done; it's just doing it.Alan Watts

I am the One Above All. I see through many eyes. I build with many hands. They are themselves, but they are also me. I am all-powerful. My only weapon is love. The mystery intrigues me.The One-Above-All (Marvel Comics)

The state of being supremely almighty and all-powerful.

Also Called

  • Above-All
  • Absolute Power
  • All-Power
  • Almighty Power
  • Alpha/Omega Power
  • Infinite Might/Power
  • Supreme Power
  • True Omnipotence
  • Ultimate Godhood/Power
  • Unlimited Power

Capabilities

Omnipotence (from Latin: Omni Potens: "all power") is the state of being truly almighty and above all in every sense and aspect. Users of omnipotence hold power utterly dwarfing the rest of creation, can achieve absolutely anything and everything no matter how impossible or contradictory, are eternal in the truest sense, cannot be killed or harmed, are completely invincible and unbeatable, are truly perfect and have no flaws, possess infinite knowledge, transcend absolutely everything without exception, possess all known and unknown abilities, possess unquestionable authority and sovereignty, usually are The One True God and the sole creator of everything that is and infinitely more.

Principles of Omnipotence

Absolutely Everything; It can do and be whatever it wills to absolutely anything and everything infinitely, and that still wouldn't be an infinitesimal fraction of its power. Omnipotence encompasses everything imaginable, unimaginable, possible, impossible, existent, non-existent, known, unknown, thinkable, unthinkable, created, uncreated, discovered, undiscovered, fictional, nonfictional, perceived, unperceived, conceivable, unconceivable, etc. and even the everything beyond it, and the everything beyond that, and the everything beyond that. Additionally, since our "everything", including the concept of omnipotence and God, is a human construct, omnipotence would transcend infinitely far beyond all of humanity's thoughts, imagination, conceptualizations etc. In other words, its power reaches anything, even things that are outside of humanity's collective knowledge and limitless imagination.

Only One; Due to its nature, there can only be one omnipotent being. Suppose omnipotence splits into parts, each one of these parts are omnipotent. As an omnipotent entity would be able to do absolutely anything, any slightest opposition between each part will lead to successfully negating the doing, and hence the result is nothing happens until there is unity. But that is the same as one omnipotence, thus removing the distinction of splitting and not splitting omnipotence into multiples. In short, there can be only one omnipotent being, as another of equal power and authority would act as a limit to each other, making both not fully omnipotent.

No Limits; Omnipotence doesn't have a limit to its scope of reach. It transcends anything, fiction, all of humanity, consciousness, awareness, dimensions, axioms, inaccessible cardinals, cosmological structures, concepts, logic, and even transcendence itself. Anything that can and ever will be conceptualized by humans and whatever that can't wouldn't be limits for an omnipotent being. Because of this, omnipotent beings must be eternal, having existed since the beginning or before the beginning, as if there were a time where an omnipotent being didn't exist would be a limit for an omnipotent being, making it not omnipotent in the first place.

If it can create a being more powerful than itself, than that being would be a limit, making the omnipotent being not omnipotent in the first place. Transcending omnipotence would have the exact same outcome as well. This also applies to the aforementioned situation of there being two omnipotent beings.

Omnipotent is the ultimate end-all of everything, meaning that there is no "beyond omnipotence" no matter how much logic a being is stated to transcend. Suppose again that there was a being that was "beyond omnipotence", whatever is being transcended was never omnipotent in the first place, and the "beyond omnipotent" being would be omnipotent in its place. This cycle can repeat forever and ever. An infinite "beyond omnipotence"s. And the end result would still be, without exception, omnipotence.

Trans-Fictional; Omnipotence is fundamentally a trans-fictional concept, meaning, no fictional character, place, item, or concept, can ever be truly omnipotent regardless of how many statements or feats its author provides, whether it'd be their character transcending fiction, viewing the real world as mere thoughts, their character being incomprehensible to the human mind and thus any of its concepts (including omnipotence), or asserting that me typing this very sentence itself is somehow the result of their character's meddling, said entity will never be considered to be truly omnipotent. This is due to the simple fact that their very nature acting as a limitation that can and will never be overcome.

However, in-universe/narrative omnipotence and religious beings (specifically in Monotheism), are a different matter.

Illogical; Omnipotence is a concept that is beyond human comprehension and language or any of communication isn't enough to fully describe it, any attempt to perceive or attribute meaning or understanding to it would dull its absoluteness. Since the dawn of this concept as an attribute to God, many paradoxes have emerged from philosophers and theologians coming up with different interpretations for what it means for a subject to be omnipotent, giving rise to 'types' of omnipotence, with the two most well-known types being logical and illogical omnipotence. True omnipotence is where one is unconstraint by logic, doing the impossible such as "bigger than infinity", "making a squared circle" or "beyond omnipotence". Moreover, logic is but a human construct at the end of the day, and hypothetical truly omnipotent being would obviously be unaffected by the conceptions of humans. Due to this, true omnipotence is a concept that is ultimately incomprehensible to the human mind as humans, and similarly any other sentient being, have limitations to their imagination and perception that severely impede its capability to conceive the true nature of omnipotence.

Applications

Specific Examples

Omnipotent Abilities

In-Universe (official)

Notes

  • Beyond Omnipotence is Omnipotence
    • Omnipotence by definition is the absolute pinnacle.
    • If something were to beat omnipotence, then it was never omnipotent to begin with.
  • Omnipotence in Fiction
    • Strictly speaking, omnipotents in fiction often have human-like personalities, thus they are not omnipotent. However they are often the sole absolute almighty in their setting, thus they are close enough to represent omnipotence.
  • Its one and only wielder (there can be only one in each fictional continuity, hence the "Above All") is fundamentally invincible, completely immune to all other powers, and able to defeat the combined might of all creation and its mightiest beings just by wanting it, without the slightest effort.
  • In Trans-Fictional Theories
    • If their are many Omnipotent beings in the multiverse then they would fundamentally be the same being, representing the individuality of their respective universe and unity of the infinite cosmos of other realities.
      • Thus being a more truer omnipotent being by universal concept and the principals of omnipotence.

Trivia

  • Omnipotent beings can only apply their power in their respective fiction.
  • At a first observation turned reasonable conclusion, Omnipotence can't be achieved via other powers or otherwise, yet fiction is prone to ambivalence on that "law". We don't know if Omnipotence is reachable with other powers due to the illogical nature of Omnipotence itself, and although in-universe Omnipotence sometimes can be reached with Non-Omnipotent means because of In-Universe Laws or the Verse's local Metaphysics and Context, it can't be said the same for true Omnipotence, for which the answer is that we do not know, and likely never would.

Associations

Known Users

See Also: The Omnipotent.

In-Universe Omnipotence

  • God (Abrahamic Religions)
  • God (Bruce Almighty/Evan Almighty)
  • The Supreme Archetype (Cthulhu Mythos)
  • Luminous Being/The Dungeon Master (Forgotten Realms)
  • The Monad (Gnosticism)
  • Para Brahman (Hinduism)
  • Divine Presence (I/O)
  • Akasha (Nasuverse)
  • Bathala (Philippine Mythology)
  • God (Seekers into The Mystery)
  • Lord of Nightmares/L-sama (Slayers/Lost Universe)
  • The Emperor Beyond The Sea (The Chronicles of Narnia)
  • Eru Ilúvatar (Tolkienverse)
  • God (Unsong)
  • God (Valkyrie Crusade)


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