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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".
7th Feb '17 3:34:55 PM margdean56
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* {{Inverted|Trope}} in Terry Mancour's ''Literature/TheSpellmongerSeries'', in that the Royal Censorate of Magic is itself run by mages, and they of ban all magic, instead they only make studying all but a few avenues of magical study legal to practice, and they also hunt down magi who are not officially registered as part of their system.

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* {{Inverted|Trope}} in Terry Mancour's ''Literature/TheSpellmongerSeries'', in that the Royal Censorate of Magic is itself run by mages, and they of don't ban all magic, instead they magic. They only make studying all but a few avenues of magical study legal illegal to practice, and they also hunt down magi who are not officially registered as part of their system.



* In ''Literature/TheTraitorSonCycle'', the clergy under the command of the Patriarch of Rhum is convinced that to do magic is to pact with the devil, and when they get their hands on Alba, they excommunicate the local order of {{Magic Knight}}s and try to have the "witch" Queen burned at stake. The kicker being, of course, that the Patriarch of Rhum and his lackey, the archbishop of Alba, are (independenly) making deals with two of this world's most Satan-like figures.

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* In ''Literature/TheTraitorSonCycle'', the clergy under the command of the Patriarch of Rhum is convinced that to do magic is to make a pact with the devil, and when they get their hands on Alba, they excommunicate the local order of {{Magic Knight}}s and try to have the "witch" Queen burned at stake. The kicker being, of course, that the Patriarch of Rhum and his lackey, the archbishop of Alba, are (independenly) (independently) making deals with two of this world's most Satan-like figures.



* The thinly-veiled Church of the One God in works of V. Ivashchenko is most often of the "divine vs. arcane" variety.

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* The thinly-veiled Church of the One God in the works of V. Ivashchenko is most often of the "divine vs. arcane" variety.



** Tear is an odd variation- [[FunctionalMagic channeling]] is illegal in Tear, but channelers aren't actively hunted so long as they keep it to themselves, and the Tairens actually send ''more'' [[GenderRestrictedAbility daughters]] to [[WizardingSchool the White Tower]] than anyone, if only because it's the handiest way to quietly get rid of a channeling relative.
* ''Literature/WitchAndWizard'''s New Order takes this a notch further and condemns all ''art'', not just the arcane/mystic ones - although the two persecuted protagonists do have powers. Turns out to be hypocritical, as the BigBad, "The One Who Is the One" uses magic BIG TIME, sometimes to kill children-out of sheer boredom!

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** Tear is an odd variation- variation -- [[FunctionalMagic channeling]] is illegal in Tear, but channelers aren't actively hunted so long as they keep it to themselves, and the Tairens actually send ''more'' [[GenderRestrictedAbility daughters]] to [[WizardingSchool the White Tower]] than anyone, if only because it's the handiest way to quietly get rid of a channeling relative.
* ''Literature/WitchAndWizard'''s New Order takes this a notch further and condemns all ''art'', ''arts'', not just the arcane/mystic ones - -- although the two persecuted protagonists do have powers. Turns out to be hypocritical, as the BigBad, "The One Who Is the One" uses magic BIG TIME, sometimes to kill children-out children--out of sheer boredom!
7th Feb '17 3:29:13 PM margdean56
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* In ''Literature/BornWicked'', the Brotherhood, who is in charge of everything, is anti-magic. They oppress women, and their strongest enemy are female witches, so they kill them wherever they can.

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* In ''Literature/BornWicked'', the Brotherhood, who is are in charge of everything, is are anti-magic. They oppress women, and their strongest enemy enemies are female witches, so they kill them wherever they can.



** Groups like the Minotaurs and the Gnomes disdain magic for various reasons, though they (generally) don't actively hunt magic-users down- they just don't do it themselves, and look down on anyone who does.

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** Groups like the Minotaurs and the Gnomes disdain magic for various reasons, though they (generally) don't actively hunt magic-users down- they down--they just don't do it themselves, and look down on anyone who does.



* In the ''Literature/DresdenFiles'', Michael, a Christian, is quite fond of giving Harry Dresden(a wise-cracking wizard and the titular character) what Harry calls the "Cast aside your dark powers before they consume you" speech. Apparently the Church is against magic in general whenever their God's not involved. This is supposedly due to a mistranslation from the Latin the Bible was originally written in- from hating Warlocks (black magic users), to hating all magic users. But they're pretty lax on it these days and Michael himself even more so due to a close wizard friend (Harry) and [[spoiler:his wife (who is a lapsed magic user) and his daughter is a ''very'' powerful wizard.]]

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* In the ''Literature/DresdenFiles'', Michael, a Christian, is quite fond of giving Harry Dresden(a Dresden (a wise-cracking wizard and the titular character) what Harry calls the "Cast aside your dark powers before they consume you" speech. Apparently the Church is against magic in general whenever their God's not involved. This is supposedly due to a mistranslation from the Latin the Bible was originally written in- from in--from hating Warlocks (black magic users), to hating all magic users. But they're pretty lax on it these days and Michael himself even more so due to a close wizard friend (Harry) and [[spoiler:his wife (who is a lapsed magic user) user), and his daughter is a ''very'' powerful wizard.]]
7th Feb '17 3:24:01 PM margdean56
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** The 2015 series has the Empirikul, an alien inquisition who view magic as a "corruption" and have some way of counteracting it. They've already killed several off Strange's counterparts in other dimensions, and are coming for him next.

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** The 2015 series has the Empirikul, an alien inquisition who view magic as a "corruption" and have some way of counteracting it. They've already killed several off of Strange's counterparts in other dimensions, and are coming for him next.
30th Jan '17 1:49:49 PM Kakai
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* The thinly-veiled Church of the One God in works of V. Ivashchenko is most often of the "divine vs. arcane" variety.



* The thinly-veiled Church of the One God in works of V. Ivashchenko is most often of the "divine vs. arcane" variety.

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* The thinly-veiled Church of the One God in works of V. Ivashchenko is most often of the "divine vs. arcane" variety.Purists from ''Literature/TheWitchlands'' are a quasi-religious group convinced that all witches are evil and should be eradicated. They're not very good at their job, though, seeing how they unknowingly have [[spoiler:a Cursewitch]] among their clergy.
18th Jan '17 12:32:22 PM FringeBenefits
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* The squirrel species in ''{{Tasakeru}}'' forbids the use of magic, seeing it as an affront to the Goddess of Life.

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* The squirrel species in ''{{Tasakeru}}'' ''Literature/Tasakeru'' forbids the use of magic, seeing it as an affront to the their revered Goddess of Life.
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