Behaviour in a complex system that appears irregular or unpredictable but is actually determinate. The apparently random or unpredictable behaviour in systems governed by complicated (nonlinear) deterministic laws is the result of high sensitivity to initial conditions. For example, Edward Lorenz discovered that a simple model of heat convection exhibits chaotic behaviour. In a now-classic example of such sensitivity to initial conditions, he suggested that the mere flapping of a butterfly's wings could eventually result in large-scale changes in the weather (the “butterfly effect”).
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Chaotic is a Danish trading card game that expanded to an online game in America and is also the name of the television program on 4Kids TV (Fox affiliates, nationwide), The CW4Kids, and Toon Disney's Jetix, soon to be Disney XD, that is based on the game. It was brought over to the United States from Denmark by Bryan C. Gannon and Chaotic USA Entertainment Group, and produced by Chaotic USA Entertainment Group, 4Kids Productions and Bardel Entertainment. The trading card game came out October 24, 2007 in the U.S. and Canada.
Each card comes with a unique code which the owner can upload onto the Chaotic website. This allows the owner to trade and play on-line using their own card collection.
The TV series is based on the storyline of the original Chaotic TCG. The main protagonist is a teenager named Tom, whose friend, Kaz, constantly tells him of his adventures in Chaotic. Tom, whom believes that Chaotic is only a card game, thinks that Kaz is making things up, until he entered a password he received from the game. It was then Tom knew that Kaz wasn't lying. In Chaotic, he also met some new friends, like the courageous Sarah and the comic Peyton, and new enemies, like the arrogant duo Klay and Krystella. Players in Chaotic go to Perim and scan new creatures and use them to battle. In Perim, Tom also got to meet many creatures, including his favorite, Maxxor. The battles between players take place in dromes, which are virtual battles where players become the creatures they choose and fight for the right to battle against the drome master. However in Perim, the four tribes are currently at war for the Cothica, the power that controls all of Perim. In the second season, the fifth tribe, the M'arrillians escape from the doors of the deepmines, and take over the other four tribes, by brainwashing other creatures.