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31st Jan '16 1:11:06 AM justanid
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8th Dec '15 4:40:00 PM NemoSpecific
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* ''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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* ''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]], BigBad, "The One Who Is the One" uses magic BIG TIME, sometimes to kill children-out of sheer boredom!
7th Dec '15 2:16:44 PM nighttrainfm
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* Comicbook/DoctorStrange runs afoul of these from time to time, though in the Marvel Universe they tend to be lone fanatics who've amassed a following. In ''WorldWarHulk'' his primary accuser was a wild-eyed woman who claimed he "dances with the Devil" (not true; they're just acquaintances) and had nearly killed civilians (which was true).
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* Comicbook/DoctorStrange ''Comicbook/DoctorStrange'': ** The Doc runs afoul of these from time to time, though in the Marvel Universe they tend to be lone fanatics who've amassed a following. In ''WorldWarHulk'' ''ComicBook/WorldWarHulk'' his primary accuser was a wild-eyed woman who claimed he "dances with the Devil" (not true; they're just acquaintances) and had nearly killed civilians (which was true).true). ** 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.
17th Sep '15 7:43:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the ''{{Deryni}}'' works, the coalition of human spiritual and temporal lords who became regents for King Alroy Haldane installed one of their own as Primate of Gwynedd (at sword's point), passed [[BanOnMagic the Laws of Ramos]], and started persecutions of Deryni that lasted for over two centuries. This was a complete effort, with civil liabilities, [[KillItWithFire harsh punishments]], and a book of anti-Deryni propaganda authored by a cleric and promulgated throughout the kingdom. * Karse in the ''{{Valdemar}}'' series has a habit of killing magic users when and where it finds them, although as it turns out, if the magic-user is caught young enough they're actually recruited into the priesthood, so they're a hypocritical example.
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* In the ''{{Deryni}}'' ''Literature/{{Deryni}}'' works, the coalition of human spiritual and temporal lords who became regents for King Alroy Haldane installed one of their own as Primate of Gwynedd (at sword's point), passed [[BanOnMagic the Laws of Ramos]], and started persecutions of Deryni that lasted for over two centuries. This was a complete effort, with civil liabilities, [[KillItWithFire harsh punishments]], and a book of anti-Deryni propaganda authored by a cleric and promulgated throughout the kingdom. * Karse in the ''{{Valdemar}}'' ''Literature/{{Valdemar}}'' series has a habit of killing magic users when and where it finds them, although as it turns out, if the magic-user is caught young enough they're actually recruited into the priesthood, so they're a hypocritical example.

* ''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! * In ''{{Dragonlance}}'' 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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* ''WitchAndWizard'''s ''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! * In ''{{Dragonlance}}'' ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'' 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.
13th Sep '15 7:33:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[KnightTemplar Clan Righteous]] in ''The Fires of Merlin'' from TheLostYearsOfMerlin series, who use AntiMagic called Negatus Mysterium, which is found in magic eating creatures called Kreelixes(though it didn't seem to phase the god of evil when he supercharged one, [[FridgeLogic strange]]).
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* [[KnightTemplar Clan Righteous]] in ''The Fires of Merlin'' from TheLostYearsOfMerlin Literature/TheLostYearsOfMerlin series, who use AntiMagic called Negatus Mysterium, which is found in magic eating creatures called Kreelixes(though it didn't seem to phase the god of evil when he supercharged one, [[FridgeLogic strange]]).
11th Sep '15 2:24:53 PM Ramidel
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** Strictly speaking, the Empire's religion is opposed to magic and demands that its citizens BurnTheWitch. However, the Empire has a College system to allow wizards to be properly trained and given "Please do not burn by order of the Emperor" letters.
28th Aug '15 11:11:47 PM Vios
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* In ''Literature/ChildrenOfTheBlackSun'', the whole nation of Ricalan (where the trilogy is set) is generally against all kinds of magic, believing it to be [[MagicIsEvil inherently evil]]. People with minor abilities are tolerated if they wear a [[PowerNullifier magic suppressor]], and very limited magic is tolerated for the purpose of detecting such people and constructing the suppressors, but that's it. However, Ricalan is currently being invaded by a country which routinely uses magic in war, causing the Ricalani monarch to hypocritically ally with an EvilSorcerer to counter that advantage. The protagonist, who is potentially even more powerful, later provides a non-evil alternative once people have reconsidered their hostility enough to trust her.
26th Jul '15 8:29:48 AM Scorpion451
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May also be combined with MugglePower.
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May also be combined with MugglePower.MugglePower and overlap with CapeBusters. See also MageKiller, DemonSlayer, OccultDetective, and TheWitchHunter. A group of these likely were involved in the founding of the faction and they probably still make up a good portion of the faction's non-CannonFodder membership.
29th Jun '15 7:32:26 PM foxley
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* This comes up rather often in Harry Potter fanfics, particularly those who don't want to simply rehash the Death Eaters.
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* This comes up rather often in Harry Potter ''FRanchise/HarryPotter'' fanfics, particularly those who don't want to simply rehash the Death Eaters.

* [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] in Terry Mancour's [[TheSpellmongerSeries Spellmonger Series]], 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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* [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] in Terry Mancour's [[TheSpellmongerSeries ''[[TheSpellmongerSeries Spellmonger Series]], Series]]'', 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.

* In the {{Deryni}} works, the coalition of human spiritual and temporal lords who became regents for King Alroy Haldane installed one of their own as Primate of Gwynedd (at sword's point), passed [[BanOnMagic the Laws of Ramos]], and started persecutions of Deryni that lasted for over two centuries. This was a complete effort, with civil liabilities, [[KillItWithFire harsh punishments]], and a book of anti-Deryni propaganda authored by a cleric and promulgated throughout the kingdom.
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* In the {{Deryni}} ''{{Deryni}}'' works, the coalition of human spiritual and temporal lords who became regents for King Alroy Haldane installed one of their own as Primate of Gwynedd (at sword's point), passed [[BanOnMagic the Laws of Ramos]], and started persecutions of Deryni that lasted for over two centuries. This was a complete effort, with civil liabilities, [[KillItWithFire harsh punishments]], and a book of anti-Deryni propaganda authored by a cleric and promulgated throughout the kingdom.

* 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 Micheal 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 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 Warlocks (black magic users), to hating all magic users. But they're pretty lax on it these days and Micheal 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.]]

* The Blood of the Fold in Terry Goodkind's SwordOfTruth 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. * The Whitecloaks in Literature/TheWheelOfTime, as well as the country of Amadicia and the Seanchan (The first two kill, the third enslave and treat like pets. YMMV on which is worse.)
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* The Blood of the Fold in Terry Goodkind's SwordOfTruth ''SwordOfTruth'' 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. * The Whitecloaks in Literature/TheWheelOfTime, ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'', as well as the country of Amadicia and the Seanchan (The first two kill, the third enslave and treat like pets. YMMV on which is worse.)

* Galbatorix in {{Inheritance}} has the ultimate goal of restricting all magic use, though he doesn't wish to wipe it out entirely. He claims that magic is the great unfairness in the world, as someone either can or cannot use it; there is no learning to use magic.
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* Galbatorix in {{Inheritance}} ''{{Inheritance}}'' has the ultimate goal of restricting all magic use, though he doesn't wish to wipe it out entirely. He claims that magic is the great unfairness in the world, as someone either can or cannot use it; there is no learning to use magic.

* In the TV series AmericanDragonJakeLong, the Huntsclan seek to find and destroy all magical creatures, believing them to be unnatural. * Implied with Lord Farquaad in WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}. Farquaad banishes all magical creatures from his kingdom, apparently finding them to be disgusting all for the sake of making his kingdom perfect. However, his possible anti-magic beliefs were never looked into or discussed, so it's a little unclear.
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* In the TV series AmericanDragonJakeLong, ''EsternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong'', the Huntsclan seek to find and destroy all magical creatures, believing them to be unnatural. * Implied with Lord Farquaad in WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}. ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}.'' Farquaad banishes all magical creatures from his kingdom, apparently finding them to be disgusting all for the sake of making his kingdom perfect. However, his possible anti-magic beliefs were never looked into or discussed, so it's a little unclear.
28th Jun '15 6:17:27 AM WiseMan23753
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* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' has Necessarius, who wants to get rid of all magic, due to their beliefs. They were created by the Anglican Church to rid the world of magic. However, their answer to this is to make a girl with a photographic memory memorize over 100,000 tomes on magic, ''and'' have all of their members ''become magicians''. Their reasoning is that it takes magic to beat magic; Necessarius is also known as [[NecessarilyEvil The Church of Necessary Evil]].
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* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' has Necessarius, who wants to get rid of all magic, due to their beliefs. They were created by the Anglican Church to rid the world of magic. However, their answer to this is to make a girl with a photographic memory memorize over 100,000 tomes on magic, ''and'' have all of their members ''become magicians''. Their reasoning is that it takes magic to beat magic; Necessarius is also known as [[NecessarilyEvil The Church of Necessary Evil]]. Evil]]. * ''Anime/CrossAnge'' actually has both an ''inverse'' and ''good guy'' version of this trope. ** For the inverse, about all of the world persecutes against Norma, who are either shot or exiled to an inland PenalColony known as Arzenal. It turns out the Norma not only can not use magic, but [[AntiMagic cancelled it directly]]. This was not a foreseen outcome by the world's creator, who wants a world without war or conflict (or so he says), and found it best to have said Norma removed as the rest of the people got arrogantly complacent and [[FantasticRacism treated Norma as evil monsters]]. ** Then, said Norma are the good guys version of the trope. Not only are they fighting against Mana users for their racism, but they're getting their power by reaping the DRAGONs they kill for a living as livestock, fueling a machine that holds their leader captive. [[spoiler:And they succeed in the end, taking away the Mana users' magic and leaving them in a world of violence and turmoil.]]
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