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7th Jul '17 1:42:25 AM Alexsi
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* Abrahamic religions are very big into this, even unto modern ages. Ask someone from the Bible Belt what he thinks about magic/sorcery/witchcraft, and the answer won't be very different from the one you would get from a member of the Taliban. Historically, said religions have always had [[KillEmAll rivalries]] with religions that were [[ReligionIsMagic synonymous with magic]], such as Pharaonic polytheism in Ancient Egypt or Zoroastrianism in Ancient Iran -- the Zoroaster priests were the origin of the word 'mage'.

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* Abrahamic religions are very big into this, even unto modern ages. Ask someone from the Bible Belt what he thinks about magic/sorcery/witchcraft, and the answer won't be very different from the one you would get from a member of the Taliban. Historically, said religions have always had [[KillEmAll rivalries]] with religions that were [[ReligionIsMagic synonymous with magic]], such as Pharaonic polytheism in Ancient Egypt or Zoroastrianism in Ancient Iran -- the Zoroaster priests were the origin of the word 'mage'.
26th Jun '17 12:56:24 PM joxo
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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'': The Brotherhood of Steel is the Hypocritical version of this trope in every way, except replacing magic with advanced pre-war technology. [[spoiler:Up to using a nuclear weapon against the [[BigBad Institute]] while (at times violently) seizing dangerous technology under the pretense of keeping it out of the wrong hands]].
26th Jun '17 12:48:23 PM joxo
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* If mutant powers qualify as "magic," these guys show up as ''ComicBook/XMen'' villains every other week. Perhaps the most notorious of such groups is the anti-mutant hate group "Friends of Humanity".
25th May '17 9:09:57 AM MarqFJA
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* The squirrel species in ''Literature/Tasakeru'' forbids the use of magic, seeing it as an affront to their revered Goddess of Life.

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* The squirrel species in ''Literature/Tasakeru'' ''Literature/{{Tasakeru}}'' forbids the use of magic, seeing it as an affront to their revered Goddess of Life.
24th May '17 3:17:44 AM thatmadork
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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'': The Brotherhood of Steel is the Hypocritical version of this trope in every way, except replacing magic with advanced pre-war technology. [[spoiler:Up to using a nuclear weapon against the [[BigBad Institute]] while (at times violently) seizing dangerous technology under the pretense of keeping it out of the wrong hands]].
18th Apr '17 12:34:36 AM Chabal2
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** The Tau have practically no psychic presence. While they don't necessarily hunt down or encourage psykers, they don't have much actual understanding of them beyond what they find in other species. They are the faction that puts the most trust in science and technological advance as opposed to the dogma found in most other species, and consider the Warp to be something that can be [[SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic studied and mastered]]. (What they're only starting to realize is that [[HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace the Warp]] is antithetical to that attitude.) Also, the Tau are culturally inclined to be sympathetic, so the Tau are much nicer to psykers. A species of psykers called the Nicassar are allied with the Tau, and the Tau try to keep them a secret from the Imperium, knowing what they do to psykers. Finally, what they do exactly with psykers that arise in their human populations within their protectorate domains, is a question yet unanswered.

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** The Tau have practically no psychic presence. While they don't necessarily hunt down or encourage psykers, they don't have much actual understanding of them beyond what they find in other species.species (their FTL doesn't use the Warp, unlike the other factions, and thus they believe daemons to be another hostile species of alien). They are the faction that puts the most trust in science and technological advance as opposed to the dogma found in most other species, and consider the Warp to be something that can be [[SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic studied and mastered]]. (What they're only starting to realize is that [[HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace the Warp]] is antithetical to that attitude.) Also, the Tau are culturally inclined to be sympathetic, so the Tau are much nicer to psykers. A species of psykers called the Nicassar are allied with the Tau, and the Tau try to keep them a secret from the Imperium, knowing what they do to psykers. Finally, what they do exactly with psykers that arise in their human populations within their protectorate domains, is a question yet unanswered. unanswered.
** Pre-RetCon Necrons used to be this, being diametrically opposed to the Chaos gods and the Warp. Their solution to this was to exterminate all life, destroying the emotions that empower the Warp.
10th Apr '17 9:21:37 PM TheNerevarine
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* ''ComicBook/PathfinderWorldscape'': the Holy Therns are allowed to persecute anyone who practices magic, believing it to be a blasphemy against their goddess divine power. [[AllLovingHero Kyra]] nearly gets arrested and [[GladiatorGames sentenced to the arena]] for using her power as a [[WhiteMage Cleric of Sarenrae]] to heal someone. With that said, their leader [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Empress Camilla]] employs an EvilSorcerer as her chancellor and he is presumably left off-limits from their zealotry. [[spoiler:Ironically, said chancellor is revealed to be TheStarscream who actually succeeds in backstabbing Camilla, with the Therns being unable to protect her from him]].
5th Apr '17 4:35:17 AM Doug86
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** Can be found in on occasion, though it's more usually a faction enforcing a "nobody in this town/country is allowed to use magic but ''us''" rule. That said, you do get factions like the (now technically former) Cult of Entropy based in the city of Lutcheq in the ForgottenRealms who consider ''all'' use of arcane magic an abomination punishable by death, or the Principalities of Glantri on TabletopGame/{{Mystara}}, an actual {{magocracy}} where the use of ''clerical'' magic is punished with similar harshness on principle.

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** Can be found in on occasion, though it's more usually a faction enforcing a "nobody in this town/country is allowed to use magic but ''us''" rule. That said, you do get factions like the (now technically former) Cult of Entropy based in the city of Lutcheq in the ForgottenRealms TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms who consider ''all'' use of arcane magic an abomination punishable by death, or the Principalities of Glantri on TabletopGame/{{Mystara}}, an actual {{magocracy}} where the use of ''clerical'' magic is punished with similar harshness on principle.
24th Mar '17 6:57:26 PM Fireblood
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* The Blood of the Fold in Terry Goodkind's ''Literature/TheSwordOfTruth'' is a classical example ([[{{Hypocrite}} though its leader makes use of his sister's magic against other users']]), while the Imperial Order from the [[ExpansionPackWorld Old World]] is a hypocritical example. Ultra-powerful wizards and various magical weapons are used for the Order's cause of Magic Is Bad (one wizard in the Order even says when questioned on his hypocrisy that yes, eventually he will be killed too, after they succeed in destroying all magic). At the same time, the Order's leaders are conferring {{Immortality}} upon themselves with it.

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* The Blood of the Fold in Terry Goodkind's ''Literature/TheSwordOfTruth'' is a classical example ([[{{Hypocrite}} though its leader makes use of his sister's magic against other users']]), while the Imperial Order from the [[ExpansionPackWorld Old World]] is a hypocritical example. Ultra-powerful wizards and various magical weapons are used for the Order's cause of Magic Is Bad (one wizard in the Order even says when questioned on his hypocrisy that yes, eventually he will be killed too, after they succeed in destroying all magic). At the same time, the Order's leaders are conferring {{Immortality}} upon themselves with it. One Imperial Order member later explains they use magic to eliminate it.
18th Feb '17 12:22:54 PM Lloigor
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* If mutant powers qualify as "magic," these guys show up as ComicBook/XMen villains every other week. Perhaps the most notorious of such groups is the anti-mutant hate group "Friends of Humanity."

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* If mutant powers qualify as "magic," these guys show up as ComicBook/XMen ''ComicBook/XMen'' villains every other week. Perhaps the most notorious of such groups is the anti-mutant hate group "Friends of Humanity."Humanity".
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