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20th Aug '16 9:49:48 AM nombretomado
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* Marwort the Illustrious was this to the Kingpriest in ''{{Dragonlance}}'', despite the latter's well-documented FantasticRacism towards wizards (it only worked out because Marwort swore never to use magic without the Kingpriest's permission, and then never in his presence). Other wizards, of course, considered him a traitor. Later on [[EvilSorcerer Fistandantilus]] took the job for his own ends.
* A variant of this recurs in the Literature/{{Deryni}} works. Since the Haldane kings need help (including a magical ritual) to access their powers, one or more other Deryni serve this function. It starts with Camber and his family discovering the Haldane Potential and helping Cinhil Haldane and his sons in the ''Legends of Camber'' and ''Heirs of Camber'' trilogies. Generations later, Donal Haldane uses the services of Deryni (including Alyce de Corwyn Morgan) and actually imprints instructions for his son Brion's ritual in the minds of Alyce and her son Alaric. The adult Alaric Morgan and Duncan [=McLain=] work together in this unofficial position for Brion's son Kelson.

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* Marwort the Illustrious was this to the Kingpriest in ''{{Dragonlance}}'', ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'', despite the latter's well-documented FantasticRacism towards wizards (it only worked out because Marwort swore never to use magic without the Kingpriest's permission, and then never in his presence). Other wizards, of course, considered him a traitor. Later on [[EvilSorcerer Fistandantilus]] took the job for his own ends.
* A variant of this recurs in the Literature/{{Deryni}} ''Literature/{{Deryni}}'' works. Since the Haldane kings need help (including a magical ritual) to access their powers, one or more other Deryni serve this function. It starts with Camber and his family discovering the Haldane Potential and helping Cinhil Haldane and his sons in the ''Legends of Camber'' and ''Heirs of Camber'' trilogies. Generations later, Donal Haldane uses the services of Deryni (including Alyce de Corwyn Morgan) and actually imprints instructions for his son Brion's ritual in the minds of Alyce and her son Alaric. The adult Alaric Morgan and Duncan [=McLain=] work together in this unofficial position for Brion's son Kelson.
10th Aug '16 8:35:06 PM nombretomado
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* A variant of this recurs in the {{Deryni}} works. Since the Haldane kings need help (including a magical ritual) to access their powers, one or more other Deryni serve this function. It starts with Camber and his family discovering the Haldane Potential and helping Cinhil Haldane and his sons in the ''Legends of Camber'' and ''Heirs of Camber'' trilogies. Generations later, Donal Haldane uses the services of Deryni (including Alyce de Corwyn Morgan) and actually imprints instructions for his son Brion's ritual in the minds of Alyce and her son Alaric. The adult Alaric Morgan and Duncan [=McLain=] work together in this unofficial position for Brion's son Kelson.

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* A variant of this recurs in the {{Deryni}} Literature/{{Deryni}} works. Since the Haldane kings need help (including a magical ritual) to access their powers, one or more other Deryni serve this function. It starts with Camber and his family discovering the Haldane Potential and helping Cinhil Haldane and his sons in the ''Legends of Camber'' and ''Heirs of Camber'' trilogies. Generations later, Donal Haldane uses the services of Deryni (including Alyce de Corwyn Morgan) and actually imprints instructions for his son Brion's ritual in the minds of Alyce and her son Alaric. The adult Alaric Morgan and Duncan [=McLain=] work together in this unofficial position for Brion's son Kelson.
22nd Jul '16 3:28:12 PM SantosLHalper
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* Dr Faustus is often associated with the court of Charles V
* Dr. John Dee -- magician associated with the courts of Elizabeth I of England, Stephen of Poland, and Ruldolph II of the Holy Roman Empire (also associated with Rabbi Loew, the creator of the Golem)



* RasputinTheMadMonk -- He had a truly unhealthy influence on the Tsar and his family. However, historians still debate how much of what was attributed to him was truly ''his'' unhealthy ideas, and how much the imperial family's he was blamed for, to avoid ''lèse-majesté''.


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* Dr Faustus is often associated with the court of Charles V
* Dr. John Dee -- magician associated with the courts of Elizabeth I of England, Stephen of Poland, and Ruldolph II of the Holy Roman Empire (also associated with Rabbi Loew, the creator of the Golem)
* RasputinTheMadMonk -- He had a truly unhealthy influence on the Tsar and his family. However, historians still debate how much of what was attributed to him was truly ''his'' unhealthy ideas, and how much the imperial family's he was blamed for, to avoid ''lèse-majesté''.
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3rd Jul '16 1:16:58 PM Morgenthaler
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** In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', the Mage Warden can become this as well as TheGoodChancellor, for the new King or Queen of Ferelden. Another [[MultipleEndings ending]] can similarly have them share this responsibility with [[TheObiWan Wynne]].

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** In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', the Mage Warden can become this as well as TheGoodChancellor, for the new King or Queen of Ferelden. Another [[MultipleEndings ending]] can similarly have them share this responsibility with [[TheObiWan Wynne]].Wynne.
25th Jun '16 11:39:25 AM nombretomado
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* Delfador in ''BattleForWesnoth''.

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* Delfador in ''BattleForWesnoth''.''VideoGame/BattleForWesnoth''.
13th Apr '16 3:57:04 PM TriumphantMagician
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* MySims Kingdom has a wizard named Marlon. He created the wands that are used to build various structures throughout the game at the behest of the king. He also teaches the player character how to use them.

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* MySims Kingdom ''VideoGame/MySimsKingdom'' has a wizard named Marlon. He created the wands that are used to build various structures throughout the game at the behest of the king. He also teaches the player character how to use them.
11th Apr '16 3:35:40 PM SantosLHalper
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* ''Galileo'' out of all people served as court astrologer (sensing a pattern here?) to the Grand Duke of Tuscany-- astrology still being an accepted branch of astronomy during the 17th century.
16th Mar '16 1:14:22 AM DanaO
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* The King's Sorcerer, Suliman, in ''Literature/HowlsMovingCastle''.

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* The King's Sorcerer, Suliman, in ''Literature/HowlsMovingCastle''. He's missing for most of the book, and it turns out one of the things Howl has been so enthusiastically avoiding is getting stuck with the job.
12th Mar '16 7:32:44 PM ReaderAt2046
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** One of the big reasons why having a Magister Royal is so indispensable is that if you have one the Magister Law forbids other Magisters from screwing around with your kingdom.
1st Feb '16 8:58:07 PM GrammarNavi
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* Several examples in TamoraPierce's books, with probably the straightest being Ishabal Ladyhammer of ''[[Literature/CircleOfMagic The Will of the Empress]]''. The plot of the book is the four leads trying to escape becoming this themselves.

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* Several examples in TamoraPierce's Creator/TamoraPierce's books, with probably the straightest being Ishabal Ladyhammer of ''[[Literature/CircleOfMagic The Will of the Empress]]''. The plot of the book is the four leads trying to escape becoming this themselves.
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