Chaos or CHAOS may refer to:

Mythology, philosophy, and religion

  • Chaos (cosmogony), the first being in Greek mythology; the word is often used in comparative mythology
  • Chaos magic, a branch of occultism


  • Lawlessness, a lack of laws or law enforcement


  • Chaos (performer), performer in Pin Up Girls burlesque-cabaret company, certified yoga instructor
  • "CHAOS", an acronym for "Colonel Has An Outstanding Solution", nickname and call sign of James Mattis


  • CHAOS (Linux distribution), a Linux distribution designed for ad hoc computer clustering
  • Chaosnet, an early set of network communication protocols

    Science and mathematics

  • Chaos (genus), a type of giant amoeba
  • 19521 Chaos, a Trans-Neptunian Kuiper belt object
  • Chaos terrain, a type of terrain found on Mercury, Mars, Europa, and Pluto
  • Chaos theory, a branch of mathematics and physics that deals with the behavior of certain nonlinear dynamic systems
  • Polynomial chaos, an expansion in probability theory, invented by Norbert Wiener

    Arts, entertainment, and media

    Fictional entities

  • Chaos (Kinnikuman), comic book character from Kinnikuman Nisei: Ultimate Choujin Tag Arc
  • Chaos (Sailor Moon), the final and ultimate enemy in the Sailor Moon manga
  • Chaos (Sesame Park), a fictional character from the TV show Sesame Park
  • Chaos (Warhammer), chaos in the Warhammer fantasy games
  • Chaos, video game character, from Battle Arena Toshinden
  • Chaos, fictional energy from Fabula Nova Crystallis Final Fantasy
  • Chaos, video game character, from Final Fantasy
  • Chaos, video game character from Loom
  • Chaos, video game character, from Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Chaos, the king of the old ones in Anthony Horowitz's The Power of Five
  • Chaos, video game character from Xenosaga, see list of Xenosaga characters


  • Chaos (2000 film), a Japanese film directed by Hideo Nakata
  • Chaos (2001 film), a French film directed by Coline Serreau
  • Chaos (2005 Capitol film), directed by Tony Giglio, starring Jason Statham and Wesley Snipes
  • Chaos (2005 Dominion film), directed by David DeFalco
  • Chaos (2006 film) a Polish film directed by Xawery Zulawski
  • Chaos (2008 film), a Hong Kong film
  • It Will Be Chaos, a 2018 film about the European migration crisis
  • Kaos (film), titled Chaos in American release, a 1984 Italian film directed by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani
  • Le Chaos, a 2007 Arabic language film by Egyptian directors Youssef Chahine and Khaled Youssef


  • Chaos (video game), a 1985 computer game
  • Chaos, the trading card game from the King of Cards


  • Chaos, novel by Patricia Cornwell
  • Chaos, short title of a treatise by Heinrich Khunrath
  • Chaos, novel by Alexander Shirvanzade
  • Liber Chaos, an alchemical treatise by Raimundus Lullus
  • Chaos: Making a New Science, a 1987 book by James Gleick
  • CHAOS: Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties, a 2019 book Tom O'Neill with Dan Piepenbring
  • "The Chaos", a poem by Gerard Nolst Trenité which illustrates English spelling and pronunciation


    Groups and labels

  • U.S. Chaos is a first-wave hardcore punk band from New Jersey, US


  • Chaos (Attila album), 2016 metalcore album
  • Chaos (Paul Bley album) 1994
  • Chaos, 2010 album of Jaycee Chan
  • Chaos, 2016 album by Unlocking the Truth
  • The Chaos (album)


  • "Chaos", a song by South Korean boy group VIXX from Hyde (EP)
  • "Die Vorstellung des Chaos" ("The Representation of Chaos"), the instrumental prelude with which the 1797-98 oratorio The Creation by Joseph Haydn begins
  • "Chaos", song by Mutemath from their self-titled debut album
  • "Chaos", song on the album Psyence Fiction by UNKLE
  • Chaos A.D., 1993 album and song from Sepultura
  • "Chaos", song by Skold from Skold
  • "Chaos", song on the album A Fierce Pancake by Stump


  • CHAOS (TV series), a 2011 American television series airing on CBS
  • "Chaos", a 1986 episode of the cartoon The Transformers

    Other arts, entertainment, and media

  • Chaos (journal), scientific journal devoted to nonlinear systems
  • Chaos, a cultural festival of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
  • Chaos! Comics, a cult comic book producer and publisher
  • Symbol of Chaos

    Other uses

  • Chaos (professional wrestling), a professional wrestling alliance
  • Chaos, a month in the Discordian calendar
  • Operation CHAOS, a domestic espionage project conducted by the CIA
  • Rans S-9 Chaos, an aerobatic aircraft