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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.
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''
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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.
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