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10th Apr '17 10:09:56 AM bobwolf
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** The Jews annually sacrificed sheep and doves as "pure" sacrifices to God in exchange for atonement for their sins. For christians, this is taken as a {{foreshadowing}} for Jesus's sacrifice during the crucifixion, using himself as the ultimate pure sacrifice to nullify everyone's sins permanently, which is why Christians and don't sacrifice animals anymore.

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** The Jews annually sacrificed sheep and doves as "pure" sacrifices to God in exchange for atonement for their sins. For christians, this is taken as a {{foreshadowing}} for Jesus's sacrifice during the crucifixion, using himself as the ultimate pure sacrifice to nullify everyone's sins permanently, which is why Christians and don't sacrifice animals anymore.
6th Apr '17 10:53:34 PM Deathhacker
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** Appropriately, the Khorne Daemonkin faction has this built into their rules; Khorne units are incapable of using psychic powers or sorcery, so to buff them the Daemonkin were given the Bloodtithe rule. Any unit with Bloodtithe generates a counter for each unit it kills or if it dies, and counters can be accumulated and spent to provide a variety of effects, ranging from buffing your army to ''summoning a bloodthirster''. Because the mechanic doesn't care who dies, so long as someone does, this encourages players to bring tons of small, minimum sized units to get the maximum amount of bloodtithe counters for the amount of models they lose. Khorne truly does not care from whence the blood flows, only that it does.
21st Mar '17 7:39:46 PM DustSnitch
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** As Richard Carrier memorably put it: "God needed blood to fix the universe, but only his own blood had enough magic so he [[{{Jesus}} gave himself a body]] and killed it".

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** As Richard Carrier memorably put it: "God needed blood to fix the universe, but only his own blood had enough magic so he [[{{Jesus}} [[UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} gave himself a body]] and killed it".
17th Mar '17 5:10:35 AM Arivne
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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'', [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2791 SCP-2791 ("Fauste Bank plc")]]. The SCP-2791 creatures use blood magic contracts as part of their procedures to set up their convoluted DealWithTheDevil schemes.
6th Mar '17 7:45:02 AM Kekripper
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* The ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' fanfic ''[[https://archiveofourown.org/works/5856241 Hellfire]]'' involves lots of this, as Malik is a blood mage.
3rd Mar '17 9:13:39 AM DSRClone
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* VideoGame/Disgaea5AllianceOfVengeance has Majorita, one of Void Dark's generals. Though called a Necromancer, it turns out her [[LimitBreak Overload Skill]] ''Broken Faith Magia'' is actually this, letting her control flesh via injecting a tiny bit of her own blood into a target. Powerful as this skill is, letting her revive downed troops to turn them into more useful zombies, [[spoiler: it turns out that targets with strong enough wills can resist the control, even to the point of disobeying her commands, and it can be dispelled with angelic magic (Thanks, Christo!). Later on, it turns out Void Dark only kept Majorita around due to this skill, and eventually uses his own Overload, [[PowerParasite Brigante Eclipse]] to take it from her and then immediately use it against her.]]
13th Feb '17 12:48:55 AM AtmosBlitzer
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** The Joining - Grey Wardens gain their powers by drinking darkspawn blood mixed with lyrium. [[spoiler:The cost to this is the Darkspawn Taint eventually ''will'' overtake every Grey Warden, turning them into a Darkspawn themselves. They avoid this happening by suicidally venturing into the Deep Roads and trying to kill as many Darkspawn there as they can when they feel the taint has gotten too strong.]]

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** The Joining - Grey Wardens gain their powers by drinking darkspawn blood mixed with lyrium. [[spoiler:The cost to this is the Darkspawn Taint eventually ''will'' overtake every Grey Warden, turning them into a Darkspawn themselves. They avoid this happening by [[TheLastDance suicidally venturing into the Deep Roads and trying to kill as many Darkspawn there as they can when they feel the taint has gotten too strong.]]]]]]
27th Jan '17 5:16:22 AM TudorRose
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* In Creator/RobinJarvis' ''[[Literature/DeptfordMice The Oaken Throne]]'', the high priest of Hobb dips the Silver Acorn pendant in the blood of one Ysabelle's subjects three times during a sacrifice. Each time, he calls Hobb's name. This summons the evil rat god to the world. The bloodstains cannot be removed from the pendant, no matter how many times it is washed, until [[spoiler:Ysabelle unites it with the magic of the Starglass and becomes the Starwife]].
28th Dec '16 11:48:26 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Mirri Maz Duur knows it, calls it by name, and warns Dany that it has a terrible price.
** Melisandre uses it to (apparently) kill Stannis' enemies, though the circumstances surrounding their deaths are sometimes ambiguous.
** The witch Maggy, who predicts Cersei's future in "The Wars to Come", needs to taste her blood to do so.
** Shireen is sacrificed because of her king's blood in an attempt to end a blizzard.
18th Dec '16 6:00:05 AM Mesmiranda
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*** The player themselves can become a blood mage in ''Origins'' and ''2'', although ''Origins'' players have to unlock it[[note]]one time (once you've unlocked a specialization, it's permanent through all playthroughs)[[/note]] through--you guessed it--a deal with a demon during the "Arl of Redcliffe" quest. Oddly enough, nobody in either of your parties ever comments on your blood magic use, even when Merrill (an open blood mage) gets into arguments with the rest of the crew. Blood magic was dropped as a specialization in ''Inquisition'' and [[PreviousPlayerCharacterCameo Hawke]], who could ''be'' a blood mage themselves, is now very anti-blood magic ([[ItsPersonal although given what's happened, maybe that's not that surprising]]).
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