This page describes a few types of entities and their corresponding properties. It can also be seen as defining a few types of abilities that entities can possess.
The presented types pretend to be neither all inclusive nor mutual exclusive. That means that an entity can be of none of those types, one of them or several of them at the same type, possible even all of them.
The types chosen to be on this page are those that relate more with the context of this wiki and they do not intend to include all possible types or species of entities across all of fiction. They are not related to power levels, definability or thinkability scales or types of existence or any other similar property. An entity of any of these types can have any power level for example.
The term "fiction" in this page is used to mean any setting, any franchise, any reality, etc. In the context of this wiki, each Altarca is probably considered to be a separate fiction and each Imaginata is definitely a separate fiction.
This page is about entities but it could easily apply to other things as well. Objects and specific locations could also have some of the properties described here.
A Transfictional Entity is an Entity capable of reaching out of that fiction and into reality.
It may be able to do so in some limited way or maybe to even fully cross over out of their original fiction and into reality, existing in there in all their splendour. It may be limited in the amount of time it can remain on reality before being required to return to their fiction or not. It may be able to use this ability of coming out into reality to then cross into a different fiction than the one they came from or it must be required to always go back to their own fiction. Different Transfictional characters can have different limitations like the ones presented.
A very weak example of Transfictional ability is having an awareness of reality without actually being able to physically cross over into it or influence it in any other way. Stronger than that but sill not a fully manifestation of a Transfictional ability is being able to influence reality directly but without actually being able to cross over into it and out of the original fiction.
A Plurifictional Entity is an entity that exists on more than one fiction at the same time. It is the same entity that is present in multiple fictions simultaneously, not independent multiple versions of that entity.
In the same way that a normal person has two hands, a Plurifictional Entity has two or more entire bodies in separate fictions that it controls with a unique conscience on both. The explanation for this can be anything, maybe they have a soul outside of all those fictions or their soul is in all of them at the same time or whatever. This is a power similar to omnipresence except that omnipresence is limited to the inside of a fiction. Even non-Plurifictional Entities can be omnipresent on the fiction they exist in while a Plurifictional Entity is not required to be omnipresent in any or all fictions it exists in.
Another possibility is a character that can move from one fiction to another even if it is not able to exist in both at the same time. Such a character can be able to do so at will or be limited in how the transition can be achieved. Maybe it requires a full crossover event between both fictions to cross over between them and is required to return to its original fiction at the end of the crossover. This means that all characters affected by a crossover event can be seen as being Plurifictional to some extent, at least during such events. But it is also possible to require that a character to be able to cross between the fictions by his own power without the need of a crossover even to be considered as a Plurifictional character.
A very weak example of Plurifictional ability is having an awareness of another fiction than the one the character exists in, without being able to physically cross over into it or influence it in any other way. Stronger than that, but still a weak example is the character being able to affect the other fiction in some way but not being able to actually cross over into it.
This is a sub-type of the previous one. An Omnifictional Entity is a Plurifictional Entity that exists in all fictions with no exception.
Even fictions imagined or defined as a place where they don't exist, they still exist there somehow. It is not that those fictions don't exist. It's that the contradiction itself is real and both things, the fiction without them and them in the fiction are true at the same time.
Somewhat opposite of the Plurifictional or Omnifictional Entity, an Afictional Entity is an entity that does not exist in any fiction at all. They exist outside any of those things that are identified as fictions, they exist outside of any Altarcae, outside of any Imaginata. They could exist directly in The Box or the Imaginarium or inside any other inner medium that exists in between fictions, possibly things like one of the Voids.
Even fictions imagined as having them existing in there, don't have them in there. Either they immediately die as soon as they are created there or they get out of there or the fictions contain alternative versions of them or the fiction and the entity exist in a contradictory state where the the fiction exists with them and they do not exist on the fiction.
A Non-Existing Entity is an entity that doesn't even exist at all. Not only does it no exist in any fiction but it doesn't even exist outside of any fiction. It doesn't exist either in the Box or in the Imaginarium at all. No versions of it exist.
Even despite this being in direct contradiction with the Box and the Imaginarium that tell that all the possible and impossible, real and unreal versions of these entities exist, they also don't at the same time.
The fact that any proper character must have characteristics to qualify (nullifying Nothing) doesn't allow such entities to exist at all.
- A possible No-one entity
A Singular Entity is an entity that exists uniquely in all of everything. There is only one of it in the entire Box, the entire Omniumverse or the entire whatever else there is. There are no alternative versions of it whatsoever.
It is possible that this entity still exists in multiple places at the same time though, possibly also being a Transfictional Entity or even an Omnifictional Entity at the same time but that is not required. If that is the case, all those places it exists in at the same time, they are all its unique individuality.
Even though the Box contains all possible and impossible versions of everything and the Imaginarium also contains all versions of everything, there still are no other versions of these entities. Either because there are actually no possible and impossible versions of it, with its concept implying such strange uniqueness to the absolute, or because it exists in the contradictory state of having all those versions of itself and having none at the same time, or because all of those versions are all its singular existence simultaneously.
A Personification is an entity that represents something that is a non-entity. A location, place or space like a -verse or similar. From the smallest place, like a small building, a piece of land, a country or planet, galaxy, etc to the largest beyond cosmological structure. Technically even an object could have a Personification. More than representing it, the entity actually is such a thing. They are both one and the same. The personification can just be a projection of the conscience of the thing in question or it may be that the thing is the body of the conscience that is the entity. If there is even a way to tell the difference! What's important is that the Personification and the thing it personifies are actually one and the same.
Not all things or even spaces have Personifications and some can have multiple ones. Some can also exist in a contradictory state of both having one or more Personifications and no Personifications at the same time.
Some Personifications can represent more than one thing or space and an Omnipersonification would be a Personification of everything, like a Personification of the Box or the Omniumverse.
An Avatar is an entity that acts as a medium through which another higher entity acts on a lower level of existence for some reason. This might be the only way through which such entity is capable of acting on that reality or because it chooses to do it that way.
Avatars can be more of less independent from their owners, the entities they represent on the realities they are in. They can even be fully sapient and even have free will to a very large extent, limited only by their inability to no longer represent their "owner". Or maybe they can be actual free entities that are chosen for the role temporarily, like a getting a job which they are allowed to quit at any time.
Instead of having a Personification, some spaces can have Avatars, if their representations have existences independent to theirs.
A manifestation is a sort of extremely-closely-connected avatar; rather than having a truly independent will, a manifestation is effectively just a pattern of waves/particles that a higher entity assembles and controls. It may have a brain, per se, but the entity in control of it manually adjusts the signals between each neuron or other node.
A Personification is its own manifestation; any body it forms is equal to its own space.
A Note on Contradictions
These page presents several new contradictions to the settings on this wiki. There are already many contradictions though. It is not possible to conceptualize and describe absolute things of any type without some form of contradiction. Things like the Box and the Imaginarium are already filled with inherent contradictions. Therefore presenting a few more in order to try to enrich the shared setting does not seem like a big problem. Especially when they build upon and are coherent with those already existing.