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19th Jan '17 3:41:32 AM MarqFJA
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* Reiatsu in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', although this is more of an inner-derived soul force. In Soul Society, where reiatsu is a lot more dense, the characters can use their powers a lot more effectively. And Hueco Mundo, the realm of Hollows, it's even denser.

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* Reiatsu Spiritual Energy in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', although this is more which manifests in the form of an Reishi (lit. "Spiritual Particles") and can be used to fuel/enhance the inner-derived soul force. force known as Reiatsu. In Soul Society, where reiatsu Reishi is a lot more dense, the characters can use their powers a lot more effectively. And Hueco Mundo, the realm of Hollows, it's even denser.
16th Oct '16 1:43:53 PM nombretomado
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** Mist also carries over to ''FinalFantasyTacticsA2'', which also takes place in Ivalice. It doesn't play as much of a story or gameplay role, though there are some battlefields where the "weather" is a thick Mist concentration, which lets Geomancers use their Mist Storm spell.

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** Mist also carries over to ''FinalFantasyTacticsA2'', ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsA2'', which also takes place in Ivalice. It doesn't play as much of a story or gameplay role, though there are some battlefields where the "weather" is a thick Mist concentration, which lets Geomancers use their Mist Storm spell.
12th Oct '16 5:30:31 PM Saklad5
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** Sorcerers, the result of a wizard having eight sons, are ''insanely'' radioactive in this way, and (unlike normal wizards) generate their own magic, adding the magic field just by existing. It's one of the only known ways the background radiation can actually increase.

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** Sorcerers, Sourcerers, the result of a wizard having eight sons, are ''insanely'' radioactive in this way, and (unlike normal wizards) generate their own magic, adding the magic field just by existing. It's one of the only known ways the background radiation can actually increase.
19th Sep '16 6:36:55 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/PiersAnthony's ''Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality'', Magic is the result of a "fifth fundamental force", expressed through particles called "magicons"-- the Magicon field of Earth has an effective radius not much larger than Earth itself, so magic cannot travel between planets.
** And in his ''Literature/ApprenticeAdept'' series, magic is a natural force generated by Protonite/Phazite, a substance formed in the vicinity of a certain kind of NegativeSpaceWedgie and found abundantly only on Proton/Phaze; the FunctionalMagic itself only works on the Phaze side and where the two worlds overlap. Because the series runs on MagicVersusScience, Protonite (the scientific equivalent) is a [[{{Unobtainium}} very potent source of fuel and energy]], the rarity of which drives the central plot.

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* In Creator/PiersAnthony's works:
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''Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality'', Magic is the result of a "fifth fundamental force", expressed through particles called "magicons"-- the Magicon "magicons". The magicon field of Earth has an effective radius not much larger than Earth itself, so magic cannot travel between planets.
** And in his In the ''Literature/ApprenticeAdept'' series, magic is a natural force generated by Protonite/Phazite, a substance formed in the vicinity of a certain kind of NegativeSpaceWedgie and found abundantly only on Proton/Phaze; the FunctionalMagic itself only works on the Phaze side and where the two worlds overlap. Because the series runs on MagicVersusScience, Protonite (the scientific equivalent) is a [[{{Unobtainium}} very potent source of fuel and energy]], the rarity of which drives the central plot.
21st Aug '16 10:35:04 AM nombretomado
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* In ''DrowTales'', {{Mana}} is a FunctionalMagic - like cloud of energy generated by the LifeForce of the Fey races (elves, fairies, drow, etc.) and is necessary to sustain their immortality. It fills the cities where they live, and it can even be seen by drow but is invisible to humans.

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* In ''DrowTales'', ''{{Webcomic/Drowtales}}'', {{Mana}} is a FunctionalMagic - like cloud of energy generated by the LifeForce of the Fey races (elves, fairies, drow, etc.) and is necessary to sustain their immortality. It fills the cities where they live, and it can even be seen by drow but is invisible to humans.



* In one filler arc of ElvesWithMecha, one character complains that the SteamPunk world he all-of-a-suddenly finds himself in has no Magical field Harmonics.

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* In one filler arc of ElvesWithMecha, ''Webcomic/ElvesWithMecha'', one character complains that the SteamPunk world he all-of-a-suddenly finds himself in has no Magical field Harmonics.
14th Aug '16 2:17:21 AM Chabal2
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** In ''Discworld/TheLastContinent'', the wizards end up in Fourecks while it's still being created, meaning the magic field is enormous, causing all sorts of aggressive spellcasting and imbalanced morphic fields. Ridcully, the Dean and Stibbons briefly end up as a baby, a teenager and a decrepit old man for a few seconds, and the mere memory of becoming the kind of person he has to deal with every day causes Stibbons (''[[GeekPhysiques Stibbons]]'') to [[LetsGetDangerous roll up his sleeves for easier casting]] when he suggests they find the Creator, noted as equivalent to a [[DramaticGunCock sliding back the pump on a shotgun.]]
11th Jun '16 10:55:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* Larry Niven's ''TheMagicGoesAway'' was about what happens when a world of magic users hit PostPeakOil by ''using up'' their Background Magic Field. One character invents a device that depletes an area of magic (and then signals the completion of its task by EXPLODING!) called the "Warlock's Wheel." (It's a flywheel with two spells on it; "spin faster and faster," and "keep it together." When the out-of-control "spin faster and faster" spell finishes eating up all the area's magic, "keep it together" fails and centrifugal force makes it fly apart.)

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* Larry Niven's ''TheMagicGoesAway'' ''Literature/TheMagicGoesAway'' was about what happens when a world of magic users hit PostPeakOil by ''using up'' their Background Magic Field. One character invents a device that depletes an area of magic (and then signals the completion of its task by EXPLODING!) called the "Warlock's Wheel." (It's a flywheel with two spells on it; "spin faster and faster," and "keep it together." When the out-of-control "spin faster and faster" spell finishes eating up all the area's magic, "keep it together" fails and centrifugal force makes it fly apart.)



* In Creator/PiersAnthony's ''IncarnationsOfImmortality'', Magic is the result of a "fifth fundamental force", expressed through particles called "magicons"-- the Magicon field of Earth has an effective radius not much larger than Earth itself, so magic cannot travel between planets.

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* In Creator/PiersAnthony's ''IncarnationsOfImmortality'', ''Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality'', Magic is the result of a "fifth fundamental force", expressed through particles called "magicons"-- the Magicon field of Earth has an effective radius not much larger than Earth itself, so magic cannot travel between planets.



* The different types of fae from the ''ColdfireTrilogy''--earth, solar, tidal, and dark--are this, with an emphasis on ''volatile''.
* The Jesker religion from ''{{Elantris}}'' believes in the existence of a pervasive energy field called the Dor which guides the universe. Turns out they're right, and [[PhysicalGod the Elantrians]] draw on the Dor for their power (through [[InstantRunes Aons]]). [[spoiler: There are other ways to access the Dor, however, and at least one is [[BlackMagic less than pleasant]]]].
* SergeyLukyanenko's ''[[Literature/NightWatch Last Watch]]'' reveals that the Power is more complicated than Anton thought. While he knew from the beginning that the Others get their Power from humans, he didn't realize that the level of Power in the world depended on the human/Other ratio. There's a physiological property that each person has, a "magical temperature" of sorts. Most people have a higher magical temperature than the ambient one. Thus, they produce magic and fill the world with it. A small percentage has a lower-than-ambient temperature. They absorb more magic than they produce. Thus, they can manipulate it. They become Others. The lower the temperature, the more powerful the Other. Zero-level Others don't produce any magic and can theoretically absorb any amount of ambient magic and make use of it. This realization allows Anton to defeat the book's BigBad [[spoiler:who teleports into orbit after making himself a zero-level Other and is unable to get any ambient magic before burning up on re-entry]]. When he gives a lesson on the subject in ''School Supervision'' to newly-initiated Others, he explains that the Others will never go into space, at least until sufficiently large offworld colonies are established to allow them to do magic. This is a big letdown to the sizable number of Others who like science fiction.

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* The different types of fae from the ''ColdfireTrilogy''--earth, ''Literature/ColdfireTrilogy''--earth, solar, tidal, and dark--are this, with an emphasis on ''volatile''.
* The Jesker religion from ''{{Elantris}}'' ''Literature/{{Elantris}}'' believes in the existence of a pervasive energy field called the Dor which guides the universe. Turns out they're right, and [[PhysicalGod the Elantrians]] draw on the Dor for their power (through [[InstantRunes Aons]]). [[spoiler: There are other ways to access the Dor, however, and at least one is [[BlackMagic less than pleasant]]]].
* SergeyLukyanenko's Creator/SergeyLukyanenko's ''[[Literature/NightWatch Last Watch]]'' reveals that the Power is more complicated than Anton thought. While he knew from the beginning that the Others get their Power from humans, he didn't realize that the level of Power in the world depended on the human/Other ratio. There's a physiological property that each person has, a "magical temperature" of sorts. Most people have a higher magical temperature than the ambient one. Thus, they produce magic and fill the world with it. A small percentage has a lower-than-ambient temperature. They absorb more magic than they produce. Thus, they can manipulate it. They become Others. The lower the temperature, the more powerful the Other. Zero-level Others don't produce any magic and can theoretically absorb any amount of ambient magic and make use of it. This realization allows Anton to defeat the book's BigBad [[spoiler:who teleports into orbit after making himself a zero-level Other and is unable to get any ambient magic before burning up on re-entry]]. When he gives a lesson on the subject in ''School Supervision'' to newly-initiated Others, he explains that the Others will never go into space, at least until sufficiently large offworld colonies are established to allow them to do magic. This is a big letdown to the sizable number of Others who like science fiction.
16th May '16 7:26:16 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In ''TalesOfTheQuestor'', [[{{Mana}} Lux]] is another natural field, explicitly compared to [[http://www.rhjunior.com/TotQ/npc0000.html#Comic=107 heat, light, electricity, sound waves, atomic forces, and gravity]], generated by living things. Most humans can't sense the field or how it is manipulated, but other species like the Rac Cona Daimh can sense and use it, and many fairly simple physical phenomena manipulate the field. In particular, Lux can be artificially produced with mechanical generators, allowing it to power everything from household appliances to quarrying equipment to ([[Webcomic/QuentynQuinnSpaceRanger much later on]]) even ''[[CoolStarship starships]]''.

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* In ''TalesOfTheQuestor'', ''Webcomic/TalesOfTheQuestor'', [[{{Mana}} Lux]] is another natural field, explicitly compared to [[http://www.rhjunior.com/TotQ/npc0000.html#Comic=107 heat, light, electricity, sound waves, atomic forces, and gravity]], generated by living things. Most humans can't sense the field or how it is manipulated, but other species like the Rac Cona Daimh can sense and use it, and many fairly simple physical phenomena manipulate the field. In particular, Lux can be artificially produced with mechanical generators, allowing it to power everything from household appliances to quarrying equipment to ([[Webcomic/QuentynQuinnSpaceRanger much later on]]) even ''[[CoolStarship starships]]''.
21st Mar '16 4:13:03 PM TUSF
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* *In ''LightNovel/TheMageWillMasterMagicEfficientlyInHisSecondLife'', Mana serves as this. When it mixes with different things in nature, it can create monsters. Enough of it in one place will spawn a boss.

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* *In In ''LightNovel/TheMageWillMasterMagicEfficientlyInHisSecondLife'', Mana serves as this. When it mixes with different things in nature, it can create monsters. Enough of it in one place will spawn a boss.boss.
* The "spirit corridor" in ''LightNovel/NoGameNoLife'' is the source of all magic. All living beings contain spirits in their body, and having these spirits controlled can have a strong effect on them. Additionally being exposed to high levels of spirits can be crippling or even fatal to races that are less magically inclined, like humans.
13th Mar '16 9:25:05 PM GrammarNavi
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* The Tradition in ''TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms'' is an ambient magic native to the land and acts like the laws of nature. Specifically, it causes people's lives to follow the fairy tale they most resemble... without regard to how nice, happy, or even feasible those stories are.

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* The Tradition in ''TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms'' ''Literature/TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms'' is an ambient magic native to the land and acts like the laws of nature. Specifically, it causes people's lives to follow the fairy tale they most resemble... without regard to how nice, happy, or even feasible those stories are.
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