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22nd Mar '18 6:47:54 PM SomberCaelifera
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* The Ghatti's Tale books feature cats with psychic powers who bond with humans. Humans partnered with cats act as arbiters because of the felines' ability to "mindwalk." The Ghatti, however, are noted as being natives of their planet and distinct from "normal" Earth-origin cats despite sharing many similarities.

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* The Ghatti's Tale books feature cats with psychic powers who bond with humans. Humans partnered with cats act as arbiters because of the felines' ability to "mindwalk." The Ghatti, however, are noted as being natives of their planet and distinct from "normal" Earth-origin cats despite sharing many similarities. (They're similar enough to hybridize, and for young ghatti to be mistaken for [fully grown] domestic cats. Hint: if your moggy tops 40 pounds and starts to talk, maybe it isn't what you think it is.)
14th Mar '18 8:17:50 AM Malady
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* In the ThursdayNext Series, [[Literature/AliceInWonderland the Cheshire Cat]] is the Librarian of the Great Library of all books ever written and not written. He can appear anywhere, in any world, fictional or real. He also has the ability to say how many and who is reading any of his books at any time. He is watching you!

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* In the ThursdayNext ''Literature/ThursdayNext'' Series, [[Literature/AliceInWonderland the Cheshire Cat]] is the Librarian of the Great Library of all books ever written and not written. He can appear anywhere, in any world, fictional or real. He also has the ability to say how many and who is reading any of his books at any time. He is watching you!
12th Mar '18 5:26:42 PM nombretomado
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* In Andrzej Sapkowski's ''TheWitcher'' novels cats are mentioned to be the only species of animal apart from dragons to actively seek out magical Intersections which radiate Power, and rest in them, although no-one knows what they do with the Power they gather by doing so.

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* In Andrzej Sapkowski's ''TheWitcher'' ''Franchise/TheWitcher'' novels cats are mentioned to be the only species of animal apart from dragons to actively seek out magical Intersections which radiate Power, and rest in them, although no-one knows what they do with the Power they gather by doing so.
26th Feb '18 12:21:41 PM Tacitus
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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'s'' Death is very fond of cats and gives them all nine lives. That said, the only cat who is really magical is Maurice, from ''Discworld/TheAmazingMauriceAndHisEducatedRodents''. He gained sapience and speech by eating a rat who had, in turn, also eaten some magical garbage.
** Greebo, the epitome of CatsAreMean, has the ability to turn into a human (a muscular, agile, and very much naked human male) in times of danger ever since the witches put a spell on him.

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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'s'' In the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' books, cats are one of the few things that can see through [[TheGrimReaper Death]]'s WeirdnessCensor. For this part Death is very fond a KindheartedCatLover who keeps a ton of cats them at his manor and gives them all nine lives. That said, lives.
** Greebo, Nanny Ogg's [[AllWitchesHaveCats pet tomcat]], is normally
the only epitome of CatsAreMean, but after being transformed into a human form (that is [[SexyCatPerson sex on legs]]) in ''Discworld/WitchesAbroad'', he retains the ability to shapeshift back into that form during times of danger.
** The titular character of ''Discworld/TheAmazingMauriceAndHisEducatedRodents'' is a
cat who is really magical is Maurice, from ''Discworld/TheAmazingMauriceAndHisEducatedRodents''. He gained sapience and speech by eating a rat who had, in turn, also eaten some magical garbage.
** Greebo, the epitome of CatsAreMean, has the ability to turn into a human (a muscular, agile, and very much naked human male) in times of danger ever since the witches put a spell on him.
garbage.
2nd Feb '18 1:40:12 AM Cryoclaste
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* ''EnchantedForestChronicles'': Morwen's cats are clearly able to do magical ''cattish'' things (like casually pass through barriers) and can aid in managing spells like any familiar. Their full affinity with magic is really only clear in the book told from Morwen's perspective, when we can hear what all of them are saying. In the same book we meet a couple of other magic users' familiar cats.

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* ''EnchantedForestChronicles'': ''Literature/EnchantedForestChronicles'': Morwen's cats are clearly able to do magical ''cattish'' things (like casually pass through barriers) and can aid in managing spells like any familiar. Their full affinity with magic is really only clear in the book told from Morwen's perspective, when we can hear what all of them are saying. In the same book we meet a couple of other magic users' familiar cats.
24th Oct '17 1:20:55 PM darkemyst
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* The Cat constellation in Creator/TamoraPierce's ''Literatre/TortallUniverse'' occasionally descends from the heavens and attaches himself to a mortal as a kitten with PurpleEyes who assists them in various ways. He appears first in ''Literature/SongOfTheLioness'' when the Goddess gives him to Alanna, but we learn that in ''Literature/ProvostsDog'' he gave himself to Beka Cooper. (WordOfGod says he does this out of boredom. Cats.)

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* The Cat constellation in Creator/TamoraPierce's ''Literatre/TortallUniverse'' occasionally descends from the heavens and attaches himself to a mortal as a kitten with PurpleEyes who assists them in various ways. He appears first in ''Literature/SongOfTheLioness'' when the Goddess gives him to Alanna, but we learn that in ''Literature/ProvostsDog'' that he previously gave himself to Beka Cooper. (WordOfGod says he does this out of boredom. Cats.)
15th Oct '17 4:05:48 PM Carliro
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* Domestic cats very rarely appear in ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'', but always strongly associated with religion and divine power. More often than not that are associated with [[WhiteMagic white mana]].
** In Innistrad, cats patrol the churches of Avacyn, on the hunt for [[OurDemonsAreDifferent devils]].
** In Amonkhet, based off Ancient Egypt, cats are associated with the Bast-analogue, Oketra (they represent solidarity, [[CatsAreMean though they usually lack it]]. They are frequently mummifies and can show up as zombies. Also, they're the size of greyhounds.
7th Oct '17 5:52:50 PM Malady
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* {{Submachine}}: The game's backstory reveals that [[MysteriousBacker Murtagh]] discovered a cat with the apparent power to move between the layers of reality that he named Einstein, and wondered later if perhaps all cats can do this.

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* {{Submachine}}: ''VideoGame/{{Submachine}}'': The game's backstory reveals that [[MysteriousBacker Murtagh]] discovered a cat with the apparent power to move between the layers of reality that he named Einstein, and wondered later if perhaps all cats can do this.
24th Sep '17 5:45:47 AM Carliro
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[[OlderThanDirt Throughout history]], cats have gone [[HoldYourHippogriffs paw-in-paw]] with the supernatural. In AncientEgypt they were considered to be sacred to the goddess of the moon, Bast; in medieval Europe they were tied to [[DealWithTheDevil witchcraft]]; in UsefulNotes/{{Japan}} and UsefulNotes/{{Russia}} they are heralds of good luck; in the [[UsefulNotes/{{Islam}} Muslim world]], they are regarded as BornLucky, benevolent djinni, while in other places they are [[TheJinx harbingers of misfortune]]. In Western culture, [[CatsHaveNineLives cats are purported to have nine lives]], and black cats in particular carry associations with witchcraft and both bad and good luck.

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[[OlderThanDirt Throughout history]], cats have gone [[HoldYourHippogriffs paw-in-paw]] with the supernatural. In AncientEgypt they were considered to be sacred to the goddess of the moon, Bast; in medieval Europe they were tied to [[DealWithTheDevil witchcraft]]; in UsefulNotes/{{Japan}} and UsefulNotes/{{Russia}} they are heralds of good luck; in the [[UsefulNotes/{{Islam}} Muslim world]], they are regarded as BornLucky, benevolent djinni, while in other places they are [[TheJinx harbingers of misfortune]]. In Western culture, [[CatsHaveNineLives cats are purported to have nine lives]], and black cats in particular carry associations with witchcraft and both bad and good luck.
20th Aug '17 8:40:48 PM PaulA
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* Subverted in Creator/MercedesLackey's Diana Tregarde story "Arcanum 101." When Di is observing the house of someone she believes may be involved in black magic, she sees a cat wander past the house with no reaction... and thinks to herself that this doesn't mean anything because, superstitions notwithstanding, cats are too self-absorbed to notice magic that isn't affecting them directly.

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* Subverted in Creator/MercedesLackey's Diana Tregarde works:
** Subverted in the Literature/DianaTregarde
story "Arcanum 101." When Di is observing the house of someone she believes may be involved in black magic, she sees a cat wander past the house with no reaction... and thinks to herself that this doesn't mean anything because, superstitions notwithstanding, cats are too self-absorbed to notice magic that isn't affecting them directly.
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