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26th Nov '16 12:36:50 PM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheTraitorSonCycle'':
** Tom Lachlan is rather disturbed when he realizes that his boss is a [[MagicByAnyOtherName hermeticist]], and tries very hard not to remember about it on day-to-day basis. He eventually grows more comfortable with sorcerery.
** The Patriarch of Rhum and his lackeys are a far more severe example - they outright consider hermeticism to be the power of the Devil, and form an AntiMagicalFaction to stop it.
25th Oct '16 2:11:38 PM intastiel
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* [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Harry Dresden]] explains this as a fear of the unknown, the dark things that come in the night. A number of the rules of magic work to enforce stereotypes like that. (Magic doesn't work as well in the day, most magical creatures ''aren't'' friendly, and so forth).

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* [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' Harry Dresden]] Dresden explains this as a fear of the unknown, the dark things that come in the night. A number of the rules of magic work to enforce stereotypes like that. (Magic doesn't work as well in the day, most magical creatures ''aren't'' friendly, and so forth).



* In the Literature/SwordOfTruth, this crops up a ''lot''. Everyone has at least a small spark of the Gift ("Han" in the Swordverse) and could learn to use magic to an extent, but they're fearful and jealous of "born wizards", who have a LOT of the Gift. Played with, in that a large fraction of magic is just being clever and tricking people, and isn't 'magical' per se, but still swells the wizards' reputation.

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* In the Literature/SwordOfTruth, ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'', this crops up a ''lot''. Everyone has at least a small spark of the Gift ("Han" in the Swordverse) and could learn to use magic to an extent, but they're fearful and jealous of "born wizards", who have a LOT of the Gift. Played with, in that a large fraction of magic is just being clever and tricking people, and isn't 'magical' per se, but still swells the wizards' reputation.


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* In ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'':
** The Children of the Light are a quasi-religious KnightTemplar order who believe that Channeling is intrinsically evil since it "steals the Creator's power." Their bias against Aes Sedai "witches" causes no end of trouble [[spoiler:until Galad, a level-headed prince whose mother and sister can Channel, becomes their leader.]]
** The self-styled Prophet of the Dragon condemns Channeling as "unnatural", which forces him to ignore the fact that his revered Dragon Reborn is a Channeler himself and [[spoiler:founds an organization of Channelers]]. He's also a total lunatic who accepts or refuses the aid of Channelers based on what he imagines the Dragon would want at the time.
25th Oct '16 1:37:03 PM Prometheus117
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** There's even been [[VideoGame/DawnOfWar cases]] where Khorne has given favor to psykers like the [[spoiler:[[BigBad fallen Chief Librarian and Chapter Master of the Blood Ravens, Azariah Kyras]]]], who ascended to Daemonhood after pledging himself to him, and while there has been [[BrokenBase arguments on whether this could actually happen]], it should be noted that the psyker in question never showed himself using his powers after revealing his allegiance, and his "gift of allegiance" to Khorne involved [[spoiler:offering the souls of the billions slain in the Exterminatus of Sub-Sector Aurelia]], so Khorne might have been willing to let that one slide.

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** There's even been [[VideoGame/DawnOfWar cases]] where Khorne has given favor to psykers like the [[spoiler:[[BigBad fallen Chief Librarian and Chapter Master of the Blood Ravens, Azariah Kyras]]]], who ascended to Daemonhood after pledging himself to him, and while there has been [[BrokenBase arguments on whether this could actually happen]], it should be noted that the psyker in question never showed himself using his powers after revealing his allegiance, allegiance (save a telepathic transmission), and his "gift of allegiance" to Khorne involved [[spoiler:offering the souls of the billions slain in the Exterminatus of Sub-Sector Aurelia]], so Khorne might have been willing to let that one slide.
21st Oct '16 11:29:30 AM Prometheus117
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** There's even been [[VideoGame/DawnOfWar cases]] where Khorne has given favor to psykers like the [[spoiler:[[BigBad fallen Chief Librarian and Chapter Master of the Blood Ravens, Azariah Kyras]]]], who ascended to Daemonhood after pledging himself to him, and while there has been [[BrokenBase arguments on whether this could actually happen]], it should be noted that the psyker in question never showed himself using his powers after revealing his allegiance, and his "gift of allegiance" to Khorne involved [[spoiler:offering the souls of the billions slain in the Exterminatus of Sub-Sector Aurelia]], so Khorne might have been willing to let that one slide.
20th Oct '16 12:19:28 PM thatmadork
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** Also from The Elder Scrolls, the Redguards of Hammerfell dislike magic. According to several characters from Skyrim, the Redguards think that all magic-users are {{Squishy Wizard}}s because magic is used to avoid "real" fighting. A warrior using magic is considered not a true warrior. Like the Nords, a possible explanation is the Redguard's long history of warring with the [[HalfHumanHybrid Bretons]] of High Rock - their elven blood gives them a natural affinity with magic.

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** Also from The Elder Scrolls, the Redguards of Hammerfell dislike magic. According to several characters from Skyrim, lore, the Redguards think believe that all magic-users are {{Squishy Wizard}}s because magic is used for the weak and the wicked, their children are taught cautionary stories of men who steal souls and tamper with minds. Necromancy is especially frowned upon, as the Redguards' religion leaves their warriors forbidden to avoid "real" fighting. A raise arms against the honoured dead; there is a specialised society dedicated to fighting the undead, but they are shunned despite the necessity of their role and mostly wander the Alik'r desert as exiles. Any warrior using who uses magic is considered not a true warrior. Like the Nords, a A possible explanation or their antagonism to magic is the Redguard's long history of warring with the [[HalfHumanHybrid Bretons]] of High Rock - their the Bretons are the most magically-gifted of all the races of men due to possessing elven blood gives them a natural affinity with magic.blood.
20th Oct '16 12:08:16 PM thatmadork
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** Also from The Elder Scrolls, the Redguards of Hammerfell dislike magic. According to several characters from Skyrim, the Redguards think that all magic-users are {{Squishy Wizard}}s because magic is used to avoid "real" fighting. A warrior using magic is considered not a true warrior.

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** Also from The Elder Scrolls, the Redguards of Hammerfell dislike magic. According to several characters from Skyrim, the Redguards think that all magic-users are {{Squishy Wizard}}s because magic is used to avoid "real" fighting. A warrior using magic is considered not a true warrior. Like the Nords, a possible explanation is the Redguard's long history of warring with the [[HalfHumanHybrid Bretons]] of High Rock - their elven blood gives them a natural affinity with magic.
23rd Aug '16 5:28:01 AM Mhazard
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* Havel The Rock from ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'', an old battlefield compatriot of Lord Gwyn, was the sworn enemy of Seath the Scaleless. He despised magic, and made certain to devise means of counteraction. He went so far to create the Great Magic Barrier miracle to shield himself from magic.
12th Jun '16 2:56:22 PM nighttrainfm
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* [[ComicBook/IronMan Tony Stark]] of the ''Franchise/MarvelUniverse''.

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* The "big brains" of the ''Franchise/MarvelUniverse'':
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30th May '16 12:50:27 PM lampshadeortriangle
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* In {{ComicBook/Monstress}}, most humans are this. Even the ones who aren't actively against magical beings such as the Arcanics (i.e. [[TheResistance the Edenites]] are wary around them.

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* In {{ComicBook/Monstress}}, most humans are this. Even the ones who aren't actively against magical beings such as the Arcanics (i.e. [[TheResistance the Edenites]] Edenites]]) are wary around them.
30th May '16 12:50:03 PM lampshadeortriangle
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* In {{ComicBook/Monstress}}, most humans are this. Even the ones who aren't actively against magical beings such as the Arcanics are wary around them.

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* In {{ComicBook/Monstress}}, most humans are this. Even the ones who aren't actively against magical beings such as the Arcanics (i.e. [[TheResistance the Edenites]] are wary around them.
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