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13th Feb '18 4:59:19 PM Killztwice
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** Come 5th edition source book ''Dark Terrors'', Blood Magic is now usable by player characters in a minor capacity. It's explained that the key differences with this new blood magic are a matter of scale & intent. Small scale blood magic using non-lethal amounts of blood either drawn in the normal course of combat or through willing donation is only half the equation; the other half is using it for selfless intent, to help protect & save others that you care about. Small scale blood magic, used in moderation, and used selflessly is the key.
** 5th edition blood magic also provides an alternative to augmentation in the form of blood crystals, which when applied to a severed limb or damaged organ can replicate the effects of cyberware & bioware without essence cost associated with those, thus allowing mages access to those benefits without sacrificing their power - unless the crystal is removed, in which case the essence comes with it.
27th Jan '18 1:29:37 PM Naph
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%% Avatar: The Last Airbender's bloodbending is NOT AN EXAMPLE OF THIS TROPE. Stop adding it and actually read tropes before adding examples. Thank you.
25th Jan '18 9:49:25 PM Nintendogeek01
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* In ''Webcomic/SupernormalStep'', Jules and Van practice blood magic. However, Jules made Van swear not to use blood magic without his guidance. This almost certainly will affect the plot later.

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* In ''Webcomic/SupernormalStep'', Jules and Van practice blood magic. However, Jules made Van swear not to use blood magic without his guidance. This [[spoiler: Van later uses blood magic to contain a magic riot almost certainly will affect the plot later.single-handed.]]
7th Jan '18 6:13:00 PM nighttrainfm
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* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire'', Voldemort uses [[spoiler: Harry's blood to reconstitute himself. This later turns out to have been a horrible idea since BloodMagic mixed with the PowerOfLove to give Harry a DeusExMachina resurrection in book seven, and ultimately ends up being Voldemort's undoing]].

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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'':
** In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone'', it's revealed that unicorn blood is so potent that drinking it can preserve the life of a somebody who is already dying, but the act of taking it - which involves killing something [[UnicornsAreSacred innocent and defenceless]] - is said to curse the killer with a "half-life".
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In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire'', Voldemort uses [[spoiler: Harry's blood to reconstitute himself. This later turns out to have been a horrible idea since BloodMagic mixed with idea, as it makes Voldemort himself an "anchor" to the PowerOfLove to give Harry a DeusExMachina resurrection in book seven, and ultimately ends up being Voldemort's undoing]].mortal world for Harry.]]



** In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone'' its revealed that unicorn blood is so potent that drinking it can preserve the life of a somebody who is already dying, but the act of taking it is said to curse the killer with a "half-life".
5th Jan '18 9:49:27 AM Derkhan
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* The British warlocks in ''Literature/BitterSeeds'' have to shed blood every time they [[SummonMagic summon]] the Eidolons, EldritchAbomination that find [[HumansThroughAlienEyes human life abhorrent]] so are attracted to the spilling of blood. It takes more and more blood to summon them each time, until British Intelligence are forced to commit major acts of sabotage against their own citizens (such as blowing up passenger trains and air raid shelters) to keep the supernatural war effort going. Worse, the more blood is spilled, the more information the Eidolons have on the nature of humanity, a necessary precursor to exterminating us.

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* The British warlocks in ''Literature/BitterSeeds'' have to shed blood every time they [[SummonMagic summon]] the Eidolons, EldritchAbomination {{Eldritch Abomination}}s that find [[HumansThroughAlienEyes human life abhorrent]] and so are attracted to the spilling of blood. It takes more and more blood to summon them each time, until British Intelligence are forced to commit major acts of sabotage against their own citizens (such as blowing up passenger trains and air raid shelters) to keep the supernatural war effort going. Worse, the more blood is spilled, the more information the Eidolons have on the nature of humanity, a necessary precursor to exterminating us.



* In ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' blood magic is the eldest form of magic in the setting. It goes back way before the Warren system was established by the gods --wich, ironically, was done using blood magic.

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* In ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' the ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'', blood magic is the eldest form of magic in the setting. magic. It goes back way before the Warren system was established by Elder God K'rul, the gods --wich, Maker of Paths -- which, ironically, was done using blood magic.magic, and the Paths of Magic called the Warrens are technically his veins and the magic they provide is technically his blood. Additionally, K'rul himself and the other Elder Gods [[GodsNeedPrayerBadly need prayer badly]] in order to continue existing, and that prayer needs to be provided in the form of blood sacrifice.
10th Dec '17 5:46:08 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Earthdawn}}''. Blood charms are used to seal Blood Oaths and gain magical benefits.

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* ''{{Earthdawn}}''.''TabletopGame/{{Earthdawn}}''. Blood charms are used to seal Blood Oaths and gain magical benefits.
14th Nov '17 6:29:27 PM darkemyst
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** And in ''The Half-Blood Prince'', one of the enchantments used to protect [[spoiler: a Horcrux]] can only be lifted with blood, if only because the caster wanted to make sure no one could enter without hurting themselves. Dumbledore is actually disappointed that Voldemort couldn't come up with something more inventive.
** Unicorn blood is so potent that drinking it can preserve the life of a somebody who is already dying, but the act of taking it is said to curse the killer with a "half-life".

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** And in ''The Half-Blood Prince'', ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince'', one of the enchantments used to protect [[spoiler: a Horcrux]] can only be lifted with blood, if only because the caster wanted to make sure no one could enter without hurting themselves. Dumbledore is actually disappointed that Voldemort couldn't come up with something more inventive.
** Unicorn In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone'' its revealed that unicorn blood is so potent that drinking it can preserve the life of a somebody who is already dying, but the act of taking it is said to curse the killer with a "half-life".
29th Oct '17 10:50:37 AM PistolsAtDawn
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Some blood may be indicated to be more powerful than others. Common types are human blood, the [[RoyalBlood blood of royalty]], the blood of a special line, a child's blood, the caster's own blood,[[note]]as a self-sacrifice, this version is the only one even remotely likely to be practiced by good characters[[/note]] or [[VirginSacrifice virgin's blood]]. Sometimes only a single person's blood has power, and any other blood is powerless.

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Some blood may be indicated to be more powerful than others. Common types are human blood, the [[RoyalBlood blood of royalty]], the blood of a special line, the blood of an innocent, a child's blood, the caster's own blood,[[note]]as a self-sacrifice, this version is the only one even remotely likely to be practiced by good characters[[/note]] or [[VirginSacrifice virgin's blood]]. Sometimes only a single person's blood has power, and any other blood is powerless.
2nd Oct '17 7:39:00 PM Tarlonniel
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* In ''Series/{{Salem}}'', this appears to be the basis of the "grand rite" the witches plan, requiring the deaths of innocents condemned as witches. Blood and death is one of the hallmarks of witchcraft.

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* In ''Series/{{Salem}}'', this appears to be the basis of the "grand rite" the witches plan, requiring the deaths of innocents condemned as witches. Blood and death is one are two of the hallmarks of witchcraft.
30th Sep '17 1:48:51 PM Morgenthaler
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* Blood magic was forbidden in the backstory of ''The Blood Queen'' as a compromise by the high kings of man so they wouldn't have to exterminate the WitchSpecies. The main character herself and several other dark wizards still use it in secret, however.
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