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1st Dec '17 9:54:22 PM Touko_K
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* In the ''Videogame/{{Undertale}}'' FanFic [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Fanfic/Visiontale Visiontale]], the background magic field emitted by the barrier trapping monsters underground powers their magitronic devices (magic is their electricity equivalent) and transforms DMT, present in humans, into determination.
30th Oct '17 11:13:02 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', Magicka is energy that is bleeding off into the material plane from the plane of Aetherius where the gods reside, through the plane of Oblivion. The sun and stars are holes in Oblivion, leading to Aetherius.

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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', Magicka is energy that is bleeding off into the material plane Magic on Mundus (known as Magicka) flows in from [[SpiritWorld Aetherius]], visible as nebulae in the plane of Aetherius where the gods reside, night sky. It flows through the plane of Oblivion. The [[AlienSky sun and stars stars]], which are actually holes punctured in Oblivion, leading reality by escaping spirits (Magnus and the Magna-Ge) during the creation of the world. They fled in an attempt to Aetherius.maintain their divinity, rather than become bound to the mortal world like the Aedra and Ehlnofey.
5th Oct '17 8:07:45 PM N1KF
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Note that while many settings can be [[{{Fanon}} assumed to have this]], examples should only be included where the BackgroundMagicField is explicit, apparent, acknowledged, and has tangible impact on the world ''without'' anyone even having to do anything to disturb it. This may range from supernaturally altering the [[PatchworkMap geography and climate]] to enhancing or inhibiting FunctionalMagic by its very presence.

The BackgroundMagicField may be composed of, or easily turned into, {{Mana}}. Currents in the BackgroundMagicField may lead to {{Ley Line}}s. Said field will usually be detectable, resulting in SupernaturalSensitivity. See also PlaceOfPower, MinovskyPhysics.

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Note that while many settings can be [[{{Fanon}} assumed to have this]], examples should only be included where the BackgroundMagicField Background Magic Field is explicit, apparent, acknowledged, and has tangible impact on the world ''without'' anyone even having to do anything to disturb it. This may range from supernaturally altering the [[PatchworkMap geography and climate]] to enhancing or inhibiting FunctionalMagic by its very presence.

The BackgroundMagicField Background Magic Field may be composed of, or easily turned into, {{Mana}}. Currents in the BackgroundMagicField Background Magic Field may lead to {{Ley Line}}s. Said field will usually be detectable, resulting in SupernaturalSensitivity. See also PlaceOfPower, MinovskyPhysics.



* In ''ComicBook/ToothAndClaw'' the degeneration of the BackgroundMagicField is what kicks off the plot.

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* In ''ComicBook/ToothAndClaw'' the degeneration of the BackgroundMagicField Background Magic Field is what kicks off the plot.



* In''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', each person has their own personal pool of magic, however, excess power can be drawn from a BackgroundMagicField. [[GeometricMagic Magically-closed circles]] will "seal" the enclosed area off from the rest of the Field, limiting the magic that is available to magic-users trapped within (and keeping purely magical beings from crossing in or out), but allowing for delicate spellwork that would otherwise be disrupted by background energies. Magic energy will instantaneously flow back into the sealed area as soon as the circle is broken.

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* In''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', each person has their own personal pool of magic, however, excess power can be drawn from a BackgroundMagicField.Background Magic Field. [[GeometricMagic Magically-closed circles]] will "seal" the enclosed area off from the rest of the Field, limiting the magic that is available to magic-users trapped within (and keeping purely magical beings from crossing in or out), but allowing for delicate spellwork that would otherwise be disrupted by background energies. Magic energy will instantaneously flow back into the sealed area as soon as the circle is broken.
5th Aug '17 1:00:49 AM Kotomikun
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* The "Khert" in ''Webcomic/{{Unsounded}}'' controls its universe's version of the laws of physics, breaking down everything into "aspects"--color, sharpness, pressure, practically any adjective applies. [[CallARabbitASmeerp "Wrights," i.e. wizards]], perform magic by [[http://www.casualvillain.com/Unsounded/comic/ch05/ch05_25.html manipulating aspects.]] Poorly-handled magic can disrupt reality, causing bizarre things to happen spontaneously. It also comes with a version of TheLifestream; memories of the dead end up in a surreal parallel universe, and it's implied that new souls are also generated there.
15th May '17 7:57:03 AM TheHeroHartmut
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* To a lesser extent, ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'''s Mist, too. It's less dramatic in its wildness, but still responsible for the shape of travel and civilisation on the Mist Continent, as well as its hordes of ravenous beasts.

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* To a lesser extent, ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'''s Mist, too. It's less dramatic in its wildness, but still responsible for the shape of travel and civilisation on the Mist Continent, as well as its hordes of ravenous beasts. Its origin and its role in the creation of [[spoiler:[[{{Golem}} the Black Mages]]]] are also major plot points.
31st Mar '17 7:51:29 PM Galacton
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In some settings, magic is more of a raw natural phenomenon than something derived from designated gods or demons, acting as a kind of atmosphere enclosing a planet or permeating a universe. This background magic field, then, is magic in its rawest untapped form as a pervasive energy field that can and does affect the setting in much the same way that radiation or weather might affect our world. In areas where the [[PlaceOfPower background magic field is dense]], strange things happen, including spontaneous miracles and [[BodyHorror hideous mutation]]. However, it can also greatly (if unpredictably) increase the powers of mages who tap into it. Areas of calmer magic are much more predictable, and in areas where the field is [[AntiMagic weak or absent]], magic might not even be possible. If a background magic field exists in a setting, you can be quite sure that at least one school of FunctionalMagic will involve the channelling of this magic into a more focused form. Often it's the sole source of magic in the setting.

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In some settings, magic is more of a raw natural phenomenon than something derived from designated gods or demons, acting as a kind of atmosphere enclosing a planet or permeating a the universe. This background magic field, then, is magic in its rawest untapped form as a pervasive energy field that can and does affect the setting in much the same way that radiation or weather might affect our world. In areas where the [[PlaceOfPower background magic field is dense]], strange things happen, including spontaneous miracles miracles, [[WeirdWeather bizarre weather]], and [[BodyHorror hideous mutation]]. However, it can also greatly (if unpredictably) increase the powers of mages who tap into it. Areas of calmer magic are much more predictable, and in areas where the field is [[AntiMagic weak or absent]], magic might not even be possible. If a background magic field exists in a setting, you can be quite sure that at least one school of FunctionalMagic will involve the channelling of this magic into a more focused form. Often it's the sole source of magic in the setting.
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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''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.
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