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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.
8th Jan '16 8:15:51 AM Doug86
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* Many vermin leaders in ''{{Redwall}}'' have a seer on hand to explain their prophetic dreams, give advice, and keep the troops afraid with stage magic (multicolored smoke and explosions are popular). However, it's not a very desireable position, as they're just as likely to be victim of the warlord's moodswings, tantrums, and general bad temper.
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* Many vermin leaders in ''{{Redwall}}'' ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'' have a seer on hand to explain their prophetic dreams, give advice, and keep the troops afraid with stage magic (multicolored smoke and explosions are popular). However, it's not a very desireable position, as they're just as likely to be victim of the warlord's moodswings, tantrums, and general bad temper.
13th Dec '15 9:42:24 PM Fireblood
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* 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 for how much of the imperial family's unhealthy ideas he was framed as polite fiction, to avoid lese majesty.
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* 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 for how much of the imperial family's unhealthy ideas he was framed as polite fiction, blamed for, to avoid lese majesty.''lèse-majesté''.
30th Sep '15 12:36:01 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* The Imperial Saik from the ''PrinceOfNothing'' books are an entire order of [[CourtMage Court Mages]].
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* The Imperial Saik from the ''PrinceOfNothing'' ''Literature/SecondApocalypse'' books are an entire order of [[CourtMage Court Mages]].court mages serving the Nansur Empire.

* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' Melisandre serves as a combination of court mage/religious adviser/oracle to Stannis. In later books, [[spoiler: Qyburn]] becomes this to [[spoiler: Cersei]], and [[spoiler: Moqorro]] to [[spoiler: Victarion]]. Danaerys briefly has Mirri Maz Duur, but it ends badly for both of them. ** Generally in [=ASoIaF=]-verse, this position is filled by court ''scientists'' (or whatever passes for such in a medieval world) called maesters. Some of which secretly study magic.
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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' ** Melisandre serves as a combination of court mage/religious adviser/oracle to Stannis. In later books, [[spoiler: Qyburn]] becomes this to [[spoiler: Cersei]], and [[spoiler: Moqorro]] to [[spoiler: Victarion]]. Danaerys briefly has Mirri Maz Duur, but it ends badly for both of them. ** Generally in [=ASoIaF=]-verse, Generally, this position is filled by court ''scientists'' (or whatever passes for such in a medieval world) scholars called maesters. Some of which them study magic, but ultimately believe that it is fictional. Many of them are secretly study magic.hostile to it.
18th Sep '15 5:10:16 AM jormis29
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** The Mad King Aerys used to have pyromancers at his court to make wildfire for him. He is obsessed with burning people, and has them make enough wildfire to burn King's Landing to the ground.
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** The Mad King Aerys used to have pyromancers at his court to make wildfire [[GreekFire wildfire]] for him. He is obsessed with burning people, and has them make enough wildfire to burn King's Landing to the ground.
17th Sep '15 1:39:02 PM OlmoJV
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* ''FanFic/TheVow'' (a ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' fanfic) has Ah-Ma, an old goat who serves as the court Soothsayer and TheGoodChancellor to Gongmen City's nobility. She's asked to foretell the future several times from her bowl.
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* ''FanFic/TheVow'' (a ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' fanfic) has Ah-Ma, an old and wise goat who serves as the court Soothsayer [[{{Seer}} Soothsayer]] and TheGoodChancellor to Gongmen City's nobility.nobility, first to Lord Shen's parents and then Lady Lianne. She's asked to foretell the future several times from her bowl. One of those instances has her foretell the prophecy about Shen's fate.
17th Sep '15 1:33:43 PM OlmoJV
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* ''FanFic/TheVow'' (a ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' fanfic) has Ah-Ma, an old goat who serves as the court Soothsayer and a GoodChancellor to Gongmen City's nobility. She's asked to foretell the future several times from her bowl.
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* ''FanFic/TheVow'' (a ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' fanfic) has Ah-Ma, an old goat who serves as the court Soothsayer and a GoodChancellor TheGoodChancellor to Gongmen City's nobility. She's asked to foretell the future several times from her bowl.
17th Sep '15 1:33:08 PM OlmoJV
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* ''FanFic/TheVow'' (a ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' fanfic) has Ah-Ma, an old goat who serves as the court Soothsayer and a GoodChancellor to Gongmen City's nobility. She's asked to foretell the future several times from her bowl.
31st Jul '15 3:43:35 PM Morgenthaler
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Moved animated films to a seperate folder.
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[[folder:Film]][[folder:Films -- Animated]] * Hotep and Huy from ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt'', though it's unclear if they really have powers beyond clever sleight-of-hand. [[/folder]] [[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]

* Hotep and Huy from ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt'', though it's unclear if they really have powers beyond clever sleight-of-hand.
8th Jun '15 6:08:06 AM Gowan
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* In ''Literature/SkinHunger'' it is mentioned that having a court mage became quite common after Somiss' formalized magic education and made it male-exclusive. (Beforehand, there were witches and wizards, of questionable skill, who offered their services on market places and the like)
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