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7th May '17 7:31:58 PM cthulette
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* ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'': Robo is one of the few characters who can't use magic, but the weapons he has built into him have enough similar properties to be functionally identical. He can even tech with other magic users to amplify the effects of their spells.
23rd Apr '17 9:06:01 AM nombretomado
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* The "data manipulation" of the aliens of ''LightNovel/SuzumiyaHaruhi'' is barely distinguishable from {{Reality Warp|er}}ing; the time travelers from the future ostensibly do things with technology, but they seem to just happen with no source due to computers having advanced beyond having physical hardware.

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* The "data manipulation" of the aliens of ''LightNovel/SuzumiyaHaruhi'' ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' is barely distinguishable from {{Reality Warp|er}}ing; the time travelers from the future ostensibly do things with technology, but they seem to just happen with no source due to computers having advanced beyond having physical hardware.
19th Apr '17 6:48:41 PM fsdfsdfsd
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* Likewise, in ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL'', Kite had the power to take the soul of anyone he beats, like a Millennium Item wielder. The catch is, all of his power is attributed to science.

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* Likewise, in ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL'', Kite had the power to take the soul of anyone he beats, like a Millennium Item wielder. The catch is, all of his power is attributed to science. Deconstructed, as other characters can achieve the same results using actual magic [[spoiler: without dealing with the detrimental side-effects that destroy Kite's health.]]
16th Apr '17 3:29:20 PM ultimomant
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* In ''Literature/{{Gate}}'', the world beyond the Gate resembles a mix of the Roman Empire and the Middle Ages, with magic. Seeing modern marvels like guns, vehicles, etc tends to make its inhabitants confuse it with magic.



* In ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'', many of the characters are from a fairy tale world that resembles the Middle Ages who end up in modern day New York. They adjust fairly quickly. Giselle figures out how a vacuum and the shower works and Prince Edward figures out how a TV and remote control works. They just think of these devices as magical in nature. Edward sees the TV as a magic mirror that shows different scenes.

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* In ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'', many of the characters are from a fairy tale world that resembles the Middle Ages who end up in modern day New York. They adjust fairly quickly. Giselle figures out how a vacuum cleaner and the shower works and Prince Edward figures out how a TV and remote control works. They just think of these devices as magical in nature. Edward sees the TV as a magic mirror that shows different scenes.
8th Apr '17 3:29:07 PM ultimomant
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* In ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'', many of the characters are from a fairy tale world that resembles the Middle Ages who end up in modern day New York. They adjust fairly quickly. Giselle figures out how a vacuum and the shower works and Prince Edward figures out how a TV and remote control works. They just think of these devices as magical in nature. Edward sees the TV as a magic mirror that shows different scenes.
6th Apr '17 2:52:45 AM ultimomant
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* ''Literature/LoneWolf'' normally takes place on Magnamund, a world of sword and sorcery that resembles the Middle Ages. In Book 19, ''Wolf's Bane'', the hero gets sent to Avaros, a world with advanced technology. When Lone Wolf gets attacked by two mooks wearing PoweredArmor and wielding flamethrowers, he thinks their weapons are magic staves. He in general thinks of the many technological marvels he sees as advanced and unique magic.
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5th Apr '17 4:49:20 AM Doug86
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* In ''{{Warehouse 13}}'', this seems to held as the mentality of the Warehouse agency with regards to the artifacts they collect, or at least by Artie as he claimed in the first episode:

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* In ''{{Warehouse ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'', this seems to held as the mentality of the Warehouse agency with regards to the artifacts they collect, or at least by Artie as he claimed in the first episode:
30th Mar '17 4:37:47 AM ChronoLegion
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* Directly referenced in ''Seires/TheFlash2014'', when the villain Abra Kadabra appears, using 64th century technology disguised with stage magic tricks to make himself appear to be doing actual magic.
25th Mar '17 3:19:56 PM marcoasalazarm
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** The Reality Stones, which empower some of the most destructive artifacts of the universe that have appeared so far were assumed by people like Johann Schmidt to be "the power of the Gods", but ''Age Of Ultron'' and ''Guardians Of The Galaxy'' showcased them to be containers and access ports for unusual energy types... and furthermore, that they had ''artificial intelligence''.
** This Trope became a RunningGag within the franchise for so long that that when ''Film/DoctorStrange'' was announced, the filmmakers decided it was necessary to make it pretty clear that no, Strange's magic would be ''magic'' and not this Trope.

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** The Reality Stones, which empower some of the most destructive artifacts of the universe that have appeared so far were assumed by people like Johann Schmidt to be "the power of the Gods", Gods" (and not even Odin is completely sure it's ''not'' magic at work), but ''Age Of Ultron'' and ''Guardians Of The Galaxy'' showcased them to be containers and access ports for unusual energy types... and furthermore, that they had ''artificial intelligence''.
intelligence'' that could be copy-pasted and hacked.
** This Trope became a RunningGag within the franchise for so long that that when ''Film/DoctorStrange'' was announced, the filmmakers decided it was necessary to make it pretty clear that no, Strange's magic would be ''magic'' and not this Trope.Trope, to prevent uproars of "TheyChangedItNowItSucks".


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* The ''TabletopGame/{{Numenera}}'' setting opens with Dr. Clarke's quote and then puts it front and center with the titular devices. After ''multiple'' examples of AfterTheEnd and millions of years' worth of technological advancement, if there was ever a split between what could actually be considered "magic" and "technology" within the setting, it's long since been gone and forgotten.
25th Mar '17 3:01:38 PM marcoasalazarm
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** The Reality Stones, which empower some of the most destructive artifacts of the universe that have appeared so far were assumed by people like Johann Schmidt to be "the power of the Gods", but ''Age Of Ultron'' and ''Guardians Of The Galaxy'' showcased them to be containers and access ports for unusual energy types... and furthermore, that they had ''artificial intelligence''.
** This Trope became a RunningGag within the franchise for so long that that when ''Film/DoctorStrange'' was announced, the filmmakers decided it was necessary to make it pretty clear that no, Strange's magic would be ''magic'' and not this Trope.
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