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23rd Aug '16 11:07:03 PM Gamermaster
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* Caro La Rushe of ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' has a spell called ''Alchemic Chain'' that summons iron chains. Since it's actually made of metal instead of being a magical construct, it's unaffected by [[AntiMagic anti-magilink fields]].
7th Aug '16 6:26:27 PM Shishkahuben
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** Notable is the fact that, although the rules text emphasizes that alchemist infusions are not spells, they otherwise are treated to the same rules as magic, including being subject to magic resistance.

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** Notable is the fact that, although the rules text emphasizes that alchemist infusions are not spells, they otherwise are treated to the same rules as magic, including being subject to magic resistance. Mixing extracts is outright described as utilizing latent, untapped magical potential of the Alchemist, and thus [[MagicAIsMagicA are subject to the same rules as]] arcane magic.
27th Jul '16 3:40:28 AM Kakai
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* The Sand Masters of ''ComicBook/WhiteSand'' can turn sand into water with their Mastery.
3rd Jul '16 10:24:58 PM Chal
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This is a case of ScienceMarchesOn. Alchemy, after all, used to be an acceptable means of study. However, alchemy always had something occult-like to it, as evidenced by goals such as the ''{{panacea}}'' (cure-all) and the "Elixir of Life" (which grants immortality). It's somewhat justified, because when alchemy still was a legit way of study, believe in magic also was widespread, so both were equally "real". For more notes on this, visit the UsefulNotes page on UsefulNotes/{{Alchemy}}.

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This is a case of ScienceMarchesOn. Alchemy, after all, used to be an acceptable means of study. However, alchemy always had something occult-like to it, as evidenced by goals such as the ''{{panacea}}'' (cure-all) and the "Elixir of Life" (which grants immortality). It's somewhat justified, because when alchemy still was a legit way of study, believe belief in magic also was widespread, so both were equally "real". For more notes on this, visit the UsefulNotes page on UsefulNotes/{{Alchemy}}.
3rd Jul '16 10:25:35 AM ChocolateRob
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** This is lampshaded in ''Literature/TheWiseMansFear'', when discussing a fireproofing ointment. When the protagonist Kvothe (who works mostly with chemistry and the [[MagicAIsMagicA unusually scientific magic of the setting]]) expresses his doubts as to what alchemy can do (specifically, that nothing becomes flammable when mixed with water), his alchemist friend Simmon responds by throwing some water into the substance, which promptly explodes, leaving the usually know-it-all Kvothe to admit: [[CrowningMomentOfFunny "I know nothing about alchemy"]].

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** This is lampshaded in ''Literature/TheWiseMansFear'', when discussing a fireproofing ointment. When the protagonist Kvothe (who works mostly with chemistry and the [[MagicAIsMagicA unusually scientific magic of the setting]]) expresses his doubts as to what alchemy can do (specifically, that nothing becomes flammable when mixed with water), his alchemist friend Simmon responds by throwing some water into the substance, which promptly explodes, leaving the usually know-it-all Kvothe to admit: [[CrowningMomentOfFunny "I know nothing about alchemy"]].
3rd Jul '16 10:24:31 AM ChocolateRob
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* In ''Literature/TheWiseMansFear'', this is lampshaded when discussing a fireproofing ointment. When the protagonist Kvothe (who works mostly with chemistry and the [[MagicAIsMagicA unusually scientific magic of the setting]]) expresses his doubts as to what alchemy can do (specifically, that nothing becomes flammable when mixed with water), his alchemist friend Simmon responds by throwing some water into the substance, which promptly explodes, leaving the usually know-it-all Kvothe to admit: [[CrowningMomentOfFunny "I know nothing about alchemy"]].


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** This is lampshaded in ''Literature/TheWiseMansFear'', when discussing a fireproofing ointment. When the protagonist Kvothe (who works mostly with chemistry and the [[MagicAIsMagicA unusually scientific magic of the setting]]) expresses his doubts as to what alchemy can do (specifically, that nothing becomes flammable when mixed with water), his alchemist friend Simmon responds by throwing some water into the substance, which promptly explodes, leaving the usually know-it-all Kvothe to admit: [[CrowningMomentOfFunny "I know nothing about alchemy"]].
7th Jun '16 12:37:55 AM Anddrix
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* Being an alchemist allows Diablo from ''ComicBook/UltimateFantasticFour'' to use physical elements and magic in a way that makes him seem more like a sorcerer.
24th May '16 3:36:16 AM EbrithilBowser
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This is a case of ScienceMarchesOn. Alchemy, after all, used to be an acceptable means of study. However, alchemy always had something occult-like to it, as evidenced by goals such as the ''{{panacea}}'' (cure-all) and the "Elixir of Life" (which grants immortality). For more notes on this, visit the UsefulNotes page on UsefulNotes/{{Alchemy}}.

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This is a case of ScienceMarchesOn. Alchemy, after all, used to be an acceptable means of study. However, alchemy always had something occult-like to it, as evidenced by goals such as the ''{{panacea}}'' (cure-all) and the "Elixir of Life" (which grants immortality). It's somewhat justified, because when alchemy still was a legit way of study, believe in magic also was widespread, so both were equally "real". For more notes on this, visit the UsefulNotes page on UsefulNotes/{{Alchemy}}.
29th Apr '16 9:57:35 PM TPPR10
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* In ''Anime/FatePrototype: Pale Silver Fragments'', the Caster of the story turns out to be Paracelsus, the father of modern alchemy.
4th Apr '16 11:25:27 AM thekeyofe
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* In ''VideoGame/Darklands'', there are no magical spells in the game [[spoiler: not counting demons, or the Black Magic spells that High Witches can use]], but characters can buy and trade alchemical recipes, obtain ingredients, and brew many, many potions. Alchemical potions can have many effects, from buffing allies to creating explosions, so an alchemist character is essentially a stand-in for the "wizard" archetype.
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