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29th May '16 8:13:23 PM MeleKalikimaka
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* Inverted in ''WesternAnimation/TheFlightOfDragons'': Peter Dickinson defeats Ommadon by denying the existence of magic. [[ScienceDestroysMagic Science, on the other hand...]]
29th May '16 8:12:59 PM MeleKalikimaka
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* Inverted in ''WesternAnimation/TheFlightOfDragons'': Peter Dickinson defeats Ommadon by denying the existence of magic. [[ScienceDestroysMagic Science, on the other hand...]]
22nd May '16 3:04:48 PM ultimomant
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** [[spoiler:Aureolus Izzard]]'s incredible [[RealityWarper powers]] are limited by what he thinks his limits are; if he loses confidence in his power and stops believing in its effectiveness, reality obliges.

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** [[spoiler:Aureolus Izzard]]'s Aureolus Izzard's incredible [[RealityWarper powers]] are limited by what he thinks his limits are; if he loses confidence in his power and stops believing in its effectiveness, reality obliges.



** A mysterious entity seems to be the legendary figure St Germain. It is eventually revealed that St Germain never actually existed in this universe, but this entity was manifested to play the part due to a lot of people believing in his story.



* In the August 1966 issue of ''TheFlash'', Barry Allen starts to fade away from existence once a villain unleashes a ray that causes everyone to not believe he exists. Everyone except a little orphan girl he had helped before forgets that he really exists until he and the orphan girl start a massive letter writing campaign to force people to remember The Flash.

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* In the August 1966 issue of ''TheFlash'', ''Franchise/TheFlash'', Barry Allen starts to fade away from existence once a villain unleashes a ray that causes everyone to not believe he exists. Everyone except a little orphan girl he had helped before forgets that he really exists until he and the orphan girl start a massive letter writing campaign to force people to remember The Flash.
20th May '16 2:26:52 PM Akaihiryuu
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* FinalFantasyXIV: Similar to the FF9 situation above, this is what the Primals are. It goes beyond that though, at times in the story, Primal versions of completely fictional characters are summoned. And certain people can actually turn themselves into Primals, or manifest Primal abilities, whether the beings they are "summoning" ever existed or not.

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* FinalFantasyXIV: Similar to the FF9 Final Fantasy 9 situation above, this is what the Primals are. It goes beyond that though, at At times in the story, Primal versions of completely fictional characters are summoned. And certain people can actually turn themselves into Primals, or manifest Primal abilities, whether the beings they are "summoning" ever existed or not.
15th May '16 2:21:36 PM IamTheCaligula
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* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Fuujinroku ~ Mountain of Faith'' works around this concept, as the BigBad is forced to flee to Gensoukyou after the normal world [[GodsNeedPrayerBadly loses faith in her, making her powerless]].

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* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Fuujinroku ~ Mountain of Faith'' works around this concept, as the BigBad is forced to flee to Gensoukyou [[FantasticNatureReserve Gensoukyou]] after the normal world [[GodsNeedPrayerBadly loses faith in her, making her powerless]].


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** In some cases, even the inhabitants of Gensoukyou have stopped clapping their hands. E.g., things from the outside world sometimes slip through the barrier, and one of the things that slipped through in the past was a scientific magazine that explained how echoes are actually just sound waves bouncing off surfaces. As a result of people learning this, the Yamabiko, mountain-dwelling spirits born from humans ascribing echoes to the Yamabiko shouting people's words back at them, are currently facing extiction via PuffOfLogic.
8th May '16 1:16:18 PM Prometheus117
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* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', the MaskedLuchador Mask De Masculine gets stronger and heals from all damage the more people cheer for him. While he is incredibly powerful even without his fans, [[ShootTheMedicFirst his fans have to be taken out first]] before he can be killed.

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* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', the ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''
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MaskedLuchador Mask De Masculine gets stronger and heals from all damage the more people cheer for him. While he is incredibly powerful even without his fans, [[ShootTheMedicFirst his fans have to be taken out first]] before he can be killed.killed.
** Gerard Valkyrie describes his power of [[AdaptiveAbility The Miracle]] as being tied to the "hopes and desires of the masses". Thus, if he gets severely wounded, his strength, size and speed increase due to the masses' "fears". His sword is nigh-indestructible because it represents the masses' "hopes". What this translates to in battle terms is a NighInvulnerable [[GiantEqualsInvincible giant]] warrior [[SquareCubeLaw that ignores even fundamental laws of physics]].
6th May '16 5:17:21 PM nombretomado
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* GaiaOnline's ill-named "Demonbusters" event in 2009 ends with the titular gods depowered and turned into humans. The following Christmas event had them getting Gaians to believe and pray to them so they could become divine again. [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope It didn't work.]]]]

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* GaiaOnline's Website/GaiaOnline's ill-named "Demonbusters" event in 2009 ends with the titular gods depowered and turned into humans. The following Christmas event had them getting Gaians to believe and pray to them so they could become divine again. [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope It didn't work.]]]]
6th May '16 5:00:11 PM intastiel
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* The player character of ''[[VideoGame/ChoiceOfGames Choice of the Vampire]]'' is only repelled by crosses and hallowed ground if they believe they will be -- or, [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane perhaps]], if they ''don't'' believe they ''won't'' be.
28th Apr '16 11:21:55 PM VVK
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* The first story in ''WebComic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'' has the Doctor face off with Donald [=McBonald=], an evil clown that turns out to be a mime. They fight by miming imaginary things that have real effects. The last story has them fight again, and this time it's said to work because they're in "mime magic zone". [[spoiler: The Doctor foils [=McBonald's=] plan to blow him up by making him doubt whether it's possible to mime a bomb; the doubt of its creator causes the invisible mime stuff to vanish.]]
28th Apr '16 11:10:36 PM VVK
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* By the time ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'' was written, vampire lore included an aversion to a cross. This, in different series, can be either the product of the vampire's belief in the cross, or the product of the wielder's belief in the cross. Often, it also works with another strong symbol of belief - for example, a rabbi using a Star of David to hold a vampire at bay. See: OurVampiresAreDifferent.

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* By the time ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'' was written, vampire lore included an aversion to a cross. This, in different series, can be either the product of the vampire's belief in the cross, or the product of the wielder's belief in the cross. Often, it also works with another strong symbol of belief - -- for example, a rabbi using a Star of David to hold a vampire at bay. See: OurVampiresAreDifferent.


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* In a nutshell, what the Inner Party representative explains to Winston at the end of ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'': that as long as the people believe it happened and there is no written evidence to the contrary, it actually happened, and screw the laws of nature if BB says so. In fact, the ideal citizen is one who can subconsciously alter his perception, memory, and experiences to meet whatever the Party says in order to make it true. Of course, the mind doesn't change any independent physical things, but that's not the point, since the Party doesn't really believe in those anyway, or at least doesn't care about them. Basically, they're saying that [[DoubleThink this trope applies even though it doesn't apply]].


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* The mythical Tlön culture in "Literature/TlonUqbarOrbisTertius" is capable of this; they don't believe in a mind-independent reality, so reality becomes dependent on their minds.
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