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24th Dec '16 11:31:56 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{Arcanum}}'' has Black Magic as one of the available schools. That's pain and necromancy with all the prejudice from the general population, although the school doesn't own the game's strongest destructive spell.
** It is also worth noting that Dark Necromancy is [[DarkIsNotEvil not necessarily evil]]. The ''healing'' school is called ''white'' Necromancy.

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* ''{{Arcanum}}'' has ''VideoGame/ArcanumOfSteamworksAndMagickObscura'':
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Black Magic as is one of the available schools. That's pain and necromancy with all the prejudice from the general population, although the school doesn't own the game's strongest destructive spell.
** It is also worth Worth noting is the fact that Dark Necromancy is [[DarkIsNotEvil not necessarily evil]]. The ''healing'' school is called ''white'' Necromancy.
12th Dec '16 7:17:38 AM LordInsane
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*** The Warlock class gains their powers from a [[DealWithTheDevil Deal with the ____]] bargain. The Player can choose which entities, but Devils are always a classic. In this edition, level advancement in the class would modify your character’s appearance in minor ways.

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*** The Warlock class gains their powers from a [[DealWithTheDevil Deal with the ____]] bargain. bargain (though sometimes an inherited one). The Player can choose which entities, but Devils are always a classic.classic (and some of the warlock's basic class abilities are fiend-themed). In this edition, level advancement in the class would modify your character’s appearance in minor ways.
2nd Dec '16 4:44:44 PM poi99
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->''"That was black magic, and it was easy to use. Easy and fun. Like Franchise/{{LEGO}}."''
-->'''--Harry Dresden''', ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''
22nd Nov '16 12:45:23 PM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheTraitorSonCycle'', it's magic derived from death, and is mainly used for necromancy. It could presumably be utilized in the same manner golden and green magics are used, as the two are already interchangeable, but if you're willing to kill someone for their mana, you're likely not using it to light a fire.
15th Nov '16 4:16:10 PM WillBGood
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** [[spoiler:By The Legend of Korra, bloodbending has been completely outlawed through the efforts of Katara. A crime boss named Yakone used it to terrorize Republic City, but soon has his bending removed by Aang. Yakone escapes to the Northern Water Tribe where he starts a family and teaches his sons, Amon (born Noatak) and Tarrlok, how to bloodbend. Amon eventually leaves his father while Tarrlok stays behind. Years later Amon figures out how to use his bloodbending to take away bending, while Tarrlok becomes the Northern Water Tribe representative in Republic City. Both use their bloodbending to subdue their opponents. Amon eventually develops the craft to remove bending from an individual.]]

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** [[spoiler:By The Legend of Korra, bloodbending has been completely outlawed through the efforts of Katara. A crime boss named Yakone used it to terrorize Republic City, but soon has his bending removed by Aang. Yakone escapes to the Northern Water Tribe where he starts a family and teaches his sons, Amon (born Noatak) and Tarrlok, how to bloodbend. Amon eventually leaves his father while Tarrlok stays behind. Years later Amon figures out how to use his bloodbending to take away bending, while Tarrlok becomes the Northern Water Tribe representative in Republic City. Both use their bloodbending to subdue their opponents. Amon eventually develops the craft to remove bending from an individual.]]
30th Oct '16 2:27:18 PM nombretomado
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* Mercedes Lackey, HeraldsOfValdemar series has BloodMagic which operates on CastFromHitpoints principle; the life sacrificed can be source of power for a mage. It's evil, because unless it's a voluntary sacrifice, you're taking it from other people without their consent. And it's addictive because it's so much easier than other forms of magic, allowing mages power far beyond what they can normally accomplish. The only time it's not evil is when people are using it to power a HeroicSacrifice.

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* Mercedes Lackey, HeraldsOfValdemar Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar series has BloodMagic which operates on CastFromHitpoints principle; the life sacrificed can be source of power for a mage. It's evil, because unless it's a voluntary sacrifice, you're taking it from other people without their consent. And it's addictive because it's so much easier than other forms of magic, allowing mages power far beyond what they can normally accomplish. The only time it's not evil is when people are using it to power a HeroicSacrifice.
25th Oct '16 5:38:35 AM __Vano
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Also beware of the side-effects. Gaining and using Black Magic will often have a "[[TheCorruption corrupting]]" effect on its practitioner's character, causing [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope grey actions to go to black very quickly]]. This generally coincides with [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity a similar degradation of the practitioner's mental stability]]. Although they may claim to be AboveGoodAndEvil.

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Also beware of the side-effects. Gaining and using Black Magic will often have a "[[TheCorruption corrupting]]" effect on its practitioner's character, causing [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope grey actions to go to black very quickly]]. This generally coincides with [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity a similar degradation of the practitioner's mental stability]]. Although stability]], or at least give rise to a thought that they are AboveGoodAndEvil. More often than not, it also causes rapid degradation of the user's own body, requiring ''more'' Black Magic to maintain their physical condition. Even if not, the power they have accumulated may claim eventually entice them to be AboveGoodAndEvil.
[[ImmortalitySeeker seek immortality]].
13th Oct '16 1:58:56 PM MarkLungo
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* In ''FanFic/SplitSecond'', Sparkle's body runs on the stuff and is immune[[note]]mostly[[/note]] to it's corrupting effects.

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* In ''FanFic/SplitSecond'', Sparkle's body runs on the stuff and is immune[[note]]mostly[[/note]] to it's its corrupting effects.
13th Oct '16 1:58:20 PM MarkLungo
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*** Which is eerily similar to [[spoiler: the Lifemaker's appearance here]].]]

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*** Which is eerily similar to [[spoiler: the Lifemaker's appearance here]].]]
23rd Sep '16 7:42:50 PM Necrodomo
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* The [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Defiler]] in ''[[NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' runs on copious amounts of Black Magic, usually powered by ManaDrain of their hapless victims and focused on nastily debuffing whoever they're fighting at the moment. If promoted to a [[DemonLordsAndArchdevils Dark Oppressor]], the Defiler can debuff most things into being a few steps from death unless they make shaking off the black magic their top priority.
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