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20th Sep '17 3:56:28 PM Carliro
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* Generally, ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' just depicts as as a tool or as a form of self-expression, so there usually isn't an addictive component unless there is a curse involved. However, in earlier fluff Black and Red tended to intoxicate their spellcasters - being the colors of individuality and self-indulgence, it's not hard to see why.
8th Aug '17 11:43:22 AM N1KF
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E23InspirationManifestation Inspiration Manifestation]]'', the spellbook effectively serves as this for Rarity. Under its influence, she stops eating, grows increasingly manic in her behavior, and is only free of it when Spike finally stops enabling her and makes her realize how harmful it is.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E23InspirationManifestation Inspiration Manifestation]]'', [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E23InspirationManifestation "Inspiration Manifestation"]], the spellbook effectively serves as this for Rarity. Under its influence, she stops eating, grows increasingly manic in her behavior, and is only free of it when Spike finally stops enabling her and makes her realize how harmful it is.



* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', [[FusionDance Fusion]] has the potential to become this, because it gives the user a PowerHigh. Both Amethyst and Pearl love fusing with Garnet for this reason and because doing so allows them to feel Garnet's balance and confidence. This ends up causing serious problems- Amethyst fused with Garnet (Sugilite) is highly reckless and destructive, and Pearl gets so addicted to the confidence boost that she [[FalseFlagOperation fakes enemy operation]] in order to have more chances to fuse into Sardonyx.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', [[FusionDance Fusion]] {{Fusion|Dance}} has the potential to become this, because it gives the user a PowerHigh. PowerHigh.
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Both Amethyst and Pearl love fusing with Garnet for this reason and because doing so allows them to feel Garnet's balance and confidence. This ends up causing serious problems- Amethyst fused with Garnet (Sugilite) is highly reckless and destructive, and Pearl gets so addicted to the confidence boost that she [[FalseFlagOperation fakes enemy operation]] in order to have more chances to fuse into Sardonyx.



* Spirit fillings in religious circles, like in modern-day Christian revival gatherings, serve as a real-life form of addictive magic, even to the point where the recipients express the feelings like they're having an orgasm. Although it is likely that there really isn't any magic involved at all and the people are just caught up in the emotionalism of a placebo effect.

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* Spirit fillings in religious circles, like in modern-day Christian revival gatherings, serve as a real-life form of addictive magic, even to the point where the recipients express the feelings like they're having an orgasm. Although it is likely possible that there really isn't any magic involved at all and the people are just caught up in the emotionalism of a placebo effect.
9th Jun '17 11:15:18 AM longWriter
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* Some real-life ancient rites (e.g. clergy of Apollo chewing acacia leaves) did involve the use of drugs, probably including some addictive ones.



* Some real-life ancient rites (e.g. clergy of Apollo chewing acacia leaves) did involve the use of drugs, probably including some addictive ones.

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* Some real-life ancient rites (e.g. clergy of Apollo chewing acacia leaves) did involve the use of drugs, probably including some addictive ones.

9th Jun '17 11:14:54 AM longWriter
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* Some real-life ancient rites (e.g. clergy of Apollo chewing acacia leaves) did involve the use of drugs, probably including some addictive ones.
2nd May '17 2:29:59 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* ''Series/OnceUponATime'' has the two main villains, [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Regina]] and [[MagnificentBastard Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold]] both addicted to their dark magical powers, Rumplestiltskin's dark magic [[EvilMakesYouUgly has made his skin turn a weird greenish gold with gold eyes]] after becoming the dark one, though Regina has still maintained her looks, she has a more cruel look to her than before she turned to dark magic. Archie Hopper (Jiminy Cricket) told Regina starting the magic was always easier than stopping.

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* ''Series/OnceUponATime'' has the two main villains, [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Regina]] and [[MagnificentBastard Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold]] and both are addicted to their dark magical powers, powers. Rumplestiltskin's dark magic [[EvilMakesYouUgly has made his skin turn a weird greenish gold with gold eyes]] after becoming the dark one, though Regina has still maintained her looks, she has a more cruel look to her than before she turned to dark magic. Archie Hopper (Jiminy Cricket) told Regina that starting the magic was always easier than stopping.
11th Apr '17 10:26:59 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': As an adventurous boy before being paralyzed, it's natural for Bran to want to spend as much time running and hunting in Summer's skin as possible, but Jojen warns him that too much of this will cause him to forget he's actually human.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': As an adventurous young boy before being paralyzed, Bran gets very excited at his ability to Warg into Summer and it's natural for Bran him to want to spend as much time running and hunting in Summer's skin as possible, possible until he's spending hours doing it, but Jojen warns him that too much of this will cause him to forget he's actually human.
8th Apr '17 10:06:22 AM nombretomado
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* The [[NoNameGiven mysterious]] [[EvilSorcerer mage]] of ''TheQuestportChronicles'', becomes increasingly reliant on the essence of Aether to counteract his AmplifierArtifact, leading to [[HoistByHisOwnPetard a rather unfortunate end]].

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* The [[NoNameGiven mysterious]] [[EvilSorcerer mage]] of ''TheQuestportChronicles'', ''Literature/TheQuestportChronicles'', becomes increasingly reliant on the essence of Aether to counteract his AmplifierArtifact, leading to [[HoistByHisOwnPetard a rather unfortunate end]].
15th Mar '17 3:27:16 AM WanderingBrowser
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* In the ''Fanfic/TriptychContinuum'', there's an element of this to ''Talents'', or magic stemming from a pony's cutie mark. All ponies experience some degree of what's locally known as "flank-brain" when they first get their mark, as the surge of pleasure that comes from triggering their ''talent'' produces something of a Pavlovian conditioning effect. Friends and family usually try to intervene, but the spectrum of varying levels of addiction to mark-magic, locally known as "falling into the mark", remains the most prominent mental illness in Equestria.



* ''Series/OnceUponATime'' has the two main villains, [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Regina]] and [[MagnificentBastard Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold]] both addicted to their dark magical powers, Rumplestiltskins dark magic [[EvilMakesYouUgly has made his skin turn a weird greenish gold with gold eyes]] after becoming the dark one, though Regina has still maintained her looks, she has a more cruel look to her than before she turned to dark magic. Archie Hopper (Jiminy Cricket) told Regina starting the magic was always easier than stopping.

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* ''Series/OnceUponATime'' has the two main villains, [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Regina]] and [[MagnificentBastard Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold]] both addicted to their dark magical powers, Rumplestiltskins Rumplestiltskin's dark magic [[EvilMakesYouUgly has made his skin turn a weird greenish gold with gold eyes]] after becoming the dark one, though Regina has still maintained her looks, she has a more cruel look to her than before she turned to dark magic. Archie Hopper (Jiminy Cricket) told Regina starting the magic was always easier than stopping.


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* In the original ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTVSpecials'', Witchweed Potion is a powerful magic amplifier that is also incredibly addictive. It's unclear if Catrina can even use magic without supping it, or if that's a symptom of how addicted she's become.
18th Feb '17 3:15:47 AM Derkhan
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* In the ''Literature/DreambloodDuology'', there's Narcomancy -- especially dreamblood, one of the four dreamhumours. Coming in contact with it or using it gives wonderful sensations and visions, but after a time the user becomes dependent and must have dream blood or die.
14th Feb '17 9:57:29 PM Anddrix
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* In ''Series/EmeraldCity'', West claims she's glad for the Wizard's laws as "magic was a drug even worse than the poppy."

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* In ''Series/EmeraldCity'', the ''Series/EmeraldCity'' episode [[Recap/EmeraldCityS1E3MistressNewMistress "Mistress - New - Mistress"]], West claims she's glad for the Wizard's laws as "magic was a drug even worse than the poppy."
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