History Literature / ElementalMasters

26th Jul '16 2:48:24 PM Floria
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* HateSink: Simon Parkening in ''The Serpent's Shadow'' is [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain racist, misogynistic]], an [[BadBoss abusive employer]], and [[EvilIsPetty spiteful to an extreme]]. While he has the rank and privilege to make life difficult for the good guys, he's also a TooDumbToLive SmugSnake who insults his (female, Indian) occult adviser when he ''knows'' that magic is real and that she's better at it than he is.
19th Jul '16 4:35:14 PM Somariel
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* ''Elementary'' -Another anthology

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* ''Elementary'' -Another - Another anthology



* ''A Study In Sable'' (The Twa Sisters)

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* ''A Study In Sable'' (The ([[Literature/ChildBallads The Twa Sisters)
Sisters]])
10th Jul '16 5:10:30 PM H.TorranceGriffin
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* SkepticNoLonger: Sherlock Holmes proves a downplayed example in ''A Study in Sable''. While he remains a stubborn disbeliever in things he cannot directly perceive[[note]](to the ongoing irritation of Water Master John Watson)[[/note]], Nan Killian convinced him of her PsychicPowers by the expedient of securing an interview and providing a running commentary as she summarily mind-probed him.
6th Jul '16 3:47:18 AM H.TorranceGriffin
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** a interesting variant in ''Unnatural Issue'': Richard Whitestone intends to summon his wife's soul from beyond death, and install it into their daughter's body... Grand Theft Her, maybe?

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** a An interesting variant in ''Unnatural Issue'': Richard Whitestone intends to summon his wife's soul from beyond death, and install it into their daughter's body... Grand Theft Her, maybe?maybe?
** The climax of ''A Study in Sable'' is a borderline example. [[spoiler:Johanna's ghost seizing her sister Magdalena's body upon helping send the murderess to her reward was clearly not planned ahead of time and surprised everyone, but it is unclear whether it was a complete accident or a 'might not work but what do I have left to lose' impulse.]]
6th Jul '16 2:52:58 AM Ramidel
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* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: In ''Steadfast'', this becomes an issue for the heroes, because Kate could ''easily'' kill her DomesticAbuser husband by just asking her Fire Elementals. Fortunately for the story, and unfortunately for Kate, the local mages believe in ThouShaltNotKill because it might damage the innocence of Kate's Elementals.
6th Jul '16 2:46:31 AM Ramidel
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* FallenHero: Richard Whitestone, the White Lodge's foremost necromancer-hunter, lost his mind after his wife's DeathByChildbirth and turned his interests to BlackMagic.


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* NoWomansLand: England in TheEdwardianEra is like this. An unmarried woman is just a second-class citizen without the right to vote and threatened by harassment, and who can be moved around like a game piece by her relatives, but a married woman is about one step up from a slave, and her husband has virtually the power of life and death over her. Women with magic can normally avert this, however, as they can normally support themselves without marrying and choose husbands who will be good for them. The only protagonist who faces the full force of this trope is Kate from ''Steadfast'', when her husband finds her; she's married to an [[DomesticAbuse abusive]] {{Jerkass}} and her mentors are [[ThouShaltNotKill unusually reticent to let her simply kill him herself]].
6th Jul '16 2:35:15 AM Ramidel
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* BlackMagic: Arachne and Reginald Chamberten. Reginald has gone all the way to DealWithTheDevil, not that it helps him at the end.

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* BlackMagic: Arachne and Reginald Chamberten. Reginald has gone all The majority of villains are using some form of this. We don't see a systematic treatment of the way to DealWithTheDevil, not subject, as (obviously) no protagonists practice the black arts, but we get some hints. It can be used by those without magical power of their own through BloodMagic (though full magicians can use that more easily), it helps him at can allow any mage to compel spirits regardless of their element, and also allows dealing with elementals of the end.Dark, such as ice elementals and trolls. Most (but not all) {{Necromancy}} is done through BlackMagic, with Richard Whitestone (a fallen Earth Master) being the standout example, able to raise the dead on an industrial scale.
6th Jul '16 2:09:37 AM LovePsychothefirst
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** ''A Study In Sable'' is [[Literature/ChildBallads The Twa Sisters]].
6th Jul '16 2:06:53 AM LovePsychothefirst
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** A Spirit Master finally appears in ''A Study In Sable'' and they seem to be necromancers in the more traditional fashion - that is, those who speak and communicate with ghosts, as well as empower them and do limited magic to do with ghosts. The exact abilities - and what makes them different from mediums, aside from not being able to open "gates" to the after life - are not explained.
6th Jul '16 1:59:32 AM Ramidel
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* ElementNumberFive: The element of "Spirit" is mentioned in ''The Fire Rose'' and later in ''Blood Red''. There aren't specifically any Spirit Mages, though there are [[PsychicPowers psychics]] that seem to be related to the element, and the Unicorn (a Spirit Elemental) is implied to be an [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angel]]. There are heavy implications that the element is linked to the Abrahamic {{God}} and to {{Heaven}}.

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* ElementNumberFive: The element of "Spirit" is mentioned in ''The Fire Rose'' and later in ''Blood Red''.Red'' (and briefly in ''The Serpent's Shadow'', albeit from the perspective of a non-Elemental Indian mage). There aren't specifically any Spirit Mages, though there are [[PsychicPowers psychics]] that seem to be related to the element, and the Unicorn (a Spirit Elemental) is implied to be an [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angel]]. There are heavy implications that the element is linked to the Abrahamic {{God}} and to {{Heaven}}.
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