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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.
14th Aug '17 4:25:52 PM missmoon
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* Hermeowne from ''Videogame/NekoAtsume'' is a little black cat named after [[Franchise/HarryPotter Hermione Granger]] and sports a little witch hat and cape. Her memento is a bottle of magic powder, that when tapped, summons cats to an empty yard.
11th Aug '17 9:32:29 AM Snowsky
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** Besides Kneazles, ''Literature/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'' also describes Wampus Cats, magical cats native to North America who can walk on their hind legs, outrun arrows, and are reputed to have hypnotic eyes. Their hairs can be used as wand cores.
** Minerva [=McGonagall=], the Professor of Transfiguration at Hogwarts and one of the most powerful witches of her age, [[VoluntaryShapeshifting is capable of transforming into a cat at will.]]
3rd Jul '17 10:45:26 AM Cake-Witch15
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*A strange spin on this trope is present in the ''Anime/TokyoMewMew'' anime. It's about [[MagicalGirl magical girls]] who get their powers from being injected with the DNA of endangered animals (after being chosen specially by the Earth) and they can ''all'' do magic. But their leader Ichigo, who was injected with DNA from an Iriomote Wildcat, is [[spoiler: the most powerful: she's the only one who can use the Mew Aqua rod. Not even Zakuro (the wolf girl) is as strong as she is in the end.]]
25th Jun '17 2:00:27 PM nombretomado
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* ''HocusPocus'': Binx, a teenager who [[BalefulPolymorph was transformed]] into a black cat by a trio of vengeful witches. He has the ability to speak, and he is effectively immortal. No, he doesn't have nine lives, he just can't die.

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* ''HocusPocus'': ''Film/HocusPocus'': Binx, a teenager who [[BalefulPolymorph was transformed]] into a black cat by a trio of vengeful witches. He has the ability to speak, and he is effectively immortal. No, he doesn't have nine lives, he just can't die.
26th Apr '17 9:50:05 PM Averagemoe
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* {{Downplayed}} in ''Webcomic/{{Precocious}}''. Yvette makes dolls of her classmates and occasionally attempts to collect locks of hair, but there's no indication that her voodoo works.
28th Mar '17 3:47:28 PM margdean56
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Usually a magical cat [[AmplifiedAnimalAptitude will be intelligent]], but even non-sapient cats can have magical powers. Wittingly or not, cats may even be using their abilities to keep TheMasquerade. Despite all this, cats are not often BondCreatures, except maybe to witches in [[LighterAndSofter fluffiest]] of works. This is perhaps due to their reputations of being aloof and independent. This trope may mean a cat is an EvilSorcerer if used in a story where CatsAreMean.

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Usually a magical cat [[AmplifiedAnimalAptitude will be intelligent]], but even non-sapient cats can have magical powers. Wittingly or not, cats may even be using their abilities to keep up TheMasquerade. Despite all this, cats are not often BondCreatures, except maybe to witches in the [[LighterAndSofter fluffiest]] of works. This is perhaps due to their reputations of for being aloof and independent. This trope may mean a cat is an EvilSorcerer if used in a story where CatsAreMean.
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