Butterfly effect (disambiguation)

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The butterfly effect is a metaphor for sensitive dependence on initial conditions in chaos theory.

Butterfly effect may also refer to:


  • A Sound of Thunder, a short story by Ray Bradbury, that popularized the phrase "butterfly effect"
  • Butterfly Effect, a collection of poetry by Harry Humes
  • Murder in Maine: The Butterfly Effect, a novel by Mildred B. Davis and Katherine Roome

Film and television[edit]



  • Until Dawn, a 2015 in-game system called the "Butterfly Effect" in which any choice of action by the player may cause unforeseen consequences later on
  • Life Is Strange, uses the butterfly effect in its game mechanics