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24th Aug '17 3:30:13 PM nighttrainfm
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** About the only one who ''doesn't'' have this problem is ComicBook/BlackPanther, who has a [=PhD=] in physics and superhuman abilities he owes to his nation's Panther God. His ability to combine science and mysticism has let him take down Mephisto.
2nd Aug '17 6:38:18 AM BeerBaron
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** The Nords, a ProudWarriorRace of HornyVikings, as a rule of thumb, have an inherent distrust of magic and those who practice it. Though they will make an exception for practitioners of Restoration magic (since more healers is always good), Enchanting (using magic to make weapons and armor more useful), and the [[MakeMeWannaShout Thu'um]] ([[LanguageOfMagic The Magic of the Voice]], of which early Nords were the first human practitioners). Nords who choose to pursue magical interests are often ''disowned'' by their families. However, it is revealed in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' that this is true only for the ''modern'' Nords. Ancient Nords considered magic to be "the Clever Craft" and held magic users in high regard. Several ancient Nord heroes used magic to supplement their formidable combat skills, making them {{Magic Knight}}s. Countless wars against the various WitchSpecies [[OurElvesAreBetter races of Mer (Elves)]] soured the Nords to magic over time, and more recent events, such as the collapse of much of the city of Winterhold being blamed on the local [[WizardingSchool College of Winterhold]], have only made things worse. In fact, the College questline [[spoiler:involves an ArtifactOfDoom which nearly destroys the entire ''world'']]. Despite this, most of the Jarls of Skyrim still retain the services of [[CourtMage Court Wizards]] who advise them in matters of magic, though they are still [[KlingonScientistsGetNoRespect rather disrespected]].

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** The Nords, a ProudWarriorRace of HornyVikings, as a rule of thumb, have an inherent distrust of magic and those who practice it. Though they will make an exception for practitioners of Restoration magic (since more healers is always good), Enchanting (using magic to make weapons and armor more useful), and the [[MakeMeWannaShout Thu'um]] ([[LanguageOfMagic The Magic of the Voice]], of which early Nords were the first human practitioners). Nords who choose to pursue magical interests are often ''disowned'' by their families. However, it is revealed in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' that this is true only for the ''modern'' Nords. Ancient Nords considered magic to be "the Clever Craft" and held magic users in high regard. Several ancient Nord heroes used magic to supplement their formidable combat skills, making them {{Magic Knight}}s. Countless wars against the various WitchSpecies [[OurElvesAreBetter races of Mer (Elves)]] soured the Nords to magic over time, and more recent events, such as the collapse of much of the city of Winterhold being blamed on the local [[WizardingSchool College of Winterhold]], have only made things worse. In fact, the College questline [[spoiler:involves an ArtifactOfDoom which nearly destroys the entire ''world'']]. Despite this, most of the Jarls of Skyrim still retain the services of [[CourtMage Court Wizards]] who advise them in matters of magic, though they are still [[KlingonScientistsGetNoRespect rather disrespected]]. Another example of the difference between the ancient and modern Nords views toward magic can be seen in their treatment of Jhunal, the old Nordic aspect of the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Aedric Divine]] Julianos. Jhunal was the god of mathematics and language to the ancient Nords, and (as both Jhunal and Julianos) has an association with magic. As time passed, however, Jhunal had a "falling out" with the other gods of the Nordic pantheon and is no longer present in modern Nordic religious tradition.
15th Jun '17 9:15:43 AM BeerBaron
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* The native Nords in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' don't trust magic (with the possible exception of the [[TheMedic Restoration school]]), which puts them at odds with the College of Winterhold. Anytime the Dragonborn asks people where s/he can learn magic, they respond with scorn and distrust before pointing to the College. Jarl Korir of Winterhold hates the College even more than most, to the point that the other Jarls are tired of his outspoken opinions, despite the fact that the College is the only reason anyone still cares about Winterhold. The new Nord apprentice Osmund was practically ''disowned'' by his family when he decided to pursue the path of magic. The College's reputation isn't wholly undeserved -- the safety of apprentices isn't really given high priority, the mages have few qualms about exploring tombs and barrows (Osmund is the only one who complains), the College ''may'' have been involved with the disaster that nearly destroyed Winterhold in the past, [[spoiler:and the ArtifactOfDoom that is discovered in the College questline nearly destroys the ''world''.]] The College's Enchanter resents this attitude and notes the hypocrisy of the local Nords who are still eager to take advantage of his enchanting services. To him, there's no difference between wielding magic and wielding magical weapons. The distrust of magic in Skyrim may have something to do with its history of warfare with the magic-wielding Altmer (whose military is composed entirely of wizards and [[MagicKnight Magic Knights]]).
** Oddly enough, this is completely averted by the Ancient Nords. Ancient Nord magic-users were apparently more akin to "Gandalf meets Conan" than the squishy bookworms that modern Nords disparage, and those who didn't practice magic still held " the Clever Craft" in high regard, with Nord kings taking on mages as advisors and right hand men.
** Also from The Elder Scrolls, the Redguards of Hammerfell dislike magic. According to lore, the Redguards believe that magic is 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 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 who uses magic is considered not a true warrior. A possible explanation or their antagonism to magic is the Redguard's long history of warring with the [[HalfHumanHybrid Bretons]] of High Rock - the Bretons are the most magically-gifted of all the races of men due to possessing elven blood.
*** With that said, while the schools of Illusion and Conjuration (especially Necromancy) are most disliked by the Redguards, they seem to tolerate Destruction magic, given that it meshes more closely with their culture than the other schools (with Redguard characters in ''Skyrim'' receiving a slight boost for Destruction spells).

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The native Nords, a ProudWarriorRace of HornyVikings, as a rule of thumb, have an inherent distrust of magic and those who practice it. Though they will make an exception for practitioners of Restoration magic (since more healers is always good), Enchanting (using magic to make weapons and armor more useful), and the [[MakeMeWannaShout Thu'um]] ([[LanguageOfMagic The Magic of the Voice]], of which early Nords were the first human practitioners). Nords who choose to pursue magical interests are often ''disowned'' by their families. However, it is revealed in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' don't trust that this is true only for the ''modern'' Nords. Ancient Nords considered magic (with to be "the Clever Craft" and held magic users in high regard. Several ancient Nord heroes used magic to supplement their formidable combat skills, making them {{Magic Knight}}s. Countless wars against the possible exception various WitchSpecies [[OurElvesAreBetter races of Mer (Elves)]] soured the Nords to magic over time, and more recent events, such as the collapse of much of the [[TheMedic Restoration school]]), which puts them at odds with the College of Winterhold. Anytime the Dragonborn asks people where s/he can learn magic, they respond with scorn and distrust before pointing to the College. Jarl Korir city of Winterhold hates being blamed on the local [[WizardingSchool College even more than most, to the point that the other Jarls are tired of his outspoken opinions, despite the fact that the College is the Winterhold]], have only reason anyone still cares about Winterhold. The new Nord apprentice Osmund was practically ''disowned'' by his family when he decided to pursue the path of magic. The College's reputation isn't wholly undeserved -- the safety of apprentices isn't really given high priority, the mages have few qualms about exploring tombs and barrows (Osmund is the only one who complains), the College ''may'' have been involved with the disaster that nearly destroyed Winterhold in the past, [[spoiler:and the ArtifactOfDoom that is discovered in made things worse. In fact, the College questline [[spoiler:involves an ArtifactOfDoom which nearly destroys the ''world''.]] The College's Enchanter resents this attitude and notes the hypocrisy entire ''world'']]. Despite this, most of the local Nords Jarls of Skyrim still retain the services of [[CourtMage Court Wizards]] who advise them in matters of magic, though they are still eager to take advantage of his enchanting services. To him, there's no difference between wielding magic and wielding magical weapons. [[KlingonScientistsGetNoRespect rather disrespected]].
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The distrust Redguards, another ProudWarriorRace made up of ScaryBlackMan [[MasterSwordsman Master Swordsmen]], likewise have a similar dislike of magic in Skyrim may have something to do with its history of warfare with the magic-wielding Altmer (whose military is composed entirely of wizards and [[MagicKnight Magic Knights]]).
** Oddly enough, this is completely averted by the Ancient Nords. Ancient Nord magic-users were apparently more akin to "Gandalf meets Conan" than the squishy bookworms that modern Nords disparage, and those who didn't practice magic still held " the Clever Craft" in high regard, with Nord kings taking on mages as advisors and right hand men.
** Also from The Elder Scrolls, the Redguards of Hammerfell dislike magic.
users. According to lore, the Redguards believe that magic is for the weak and the wicked, wicked and their children are taught cautionary stories of men who [[YourSoulIsMine steal souls souls]] and tamper with minds. Necromancy is especially frowned upon, as the Redguards' religion leaves their warriors forbidden to raise arms against the honoured honored dead; there is a specialised specialized 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 who uses magic is considered not a true warrior. A possible explanation or ''true'' warrior in Redguard culture. The one exception is for Destruction magic, which isn't believed to have the nastier effects of other schools of magic and because [[NoKillLikeOverkill dealing more damage]] is always appreciated in Redguard culture. Like the Nords, they have some historical justification for it as well. Their ancestors fought a devastating war in their antagonism to magic is ancient homeland of Yokuda against the Redguard's long history magically inclined Sinistral Mer (aka [[TheSouthpaw the Left-Handed Elves)]] in which the ancient Yokudans [[FinalSolution drove them to extinction]]. It was so bad that even modern Redguards [[UnPerson refuse to speak of warring them to this day]]. Upon migrating to Tamriel, the Redguards have often found themselves in conflict with the [[HalfHumanHybrid neighboring [[WitchSpecies magically-inclined]] [[UnevenHybrid Bretons]] of High Rock - the Bretons are the most magically-gifted of all the races of men due to possessing elven blood.
*** With that said, while the schools of Illusion and Conjuration (especially Necromancy) are most disliked by the Redguards, they seem to tolerate Destruction magic, given that it meshes more closely with their culture than the other schools (with Redguard characters in ''Skyrim'' receiving a slight boost for Destruction spells).
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8th May '17 3:13:50 PM nighttrainfm
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** [[ComicBook/XMen Hank McCoy]] the ''X-Men: Endangered Species'' short series are about him trying -[[FailureIsTheOnlyOption and failing]]- to to understand the way ComicBook/{{ScarletWitch}} spell works and revert it. He even goes on a rant about for all the weird magic stuff he found he always hoped SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic was on effect. That the effect of said spell were the mutant population being reduced tho 198 doesn't hurt his case.

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** [[ComicBook/XMen Hank McCoy]] the McCoy]], too. The ''X-Men: Endangered Species'' short series are is about him trying -[[FailureIsTheOnlyOption - [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption and failing]]- failing]] - to to understand the way ComicBook/{{ScarletWitch}} ComicBook/{{Scarlet Witch}}'s "no more mutants" spell works and revert it. He even goes on a rant about how, for all the weird magic stuff he found found, he always hoped SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic was on in effect. That the effect of said spell were was the mutant population being reduced tho to 198 doesn't hurt his case.
8th May '17 3:11:48 PM nighttrainfm
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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': Aunt Petunia, after being told she couldn't go to Hogwarts like her sister Lily, decided that all wizards and witches were "freaks" - an attitude she extended to her orphaned nephew (who didn't even know he ''was'' a wizard) more than a decade later.

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Aunt Petunia, after being told she couldn't go to Hogwarts like her sister Lily, decided that all wizards and witches were "freaks" - an attitude she extended to her orphaned nephew (who didn't even know he ''was'' a wizard) more than a decade later.
2nd May '17 6:40:31 PM PaulA
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* Creator/RandallGarrett wrote [[Literature/LordDarcy several stories]] set in an alternate history universe where magic is a common-sense, everyday sort of thing (though not everyone can ''do'' it, nearly everyone can sense it to some extent, and magicians are regarded as more or less the equivalent of engineers and scientists in our world) and the physical sciences are stuck somewhere around the 1800s. Where this trope comes in is that in one of the stories, there's a character who is completely "psychically blind" (he can't sense magic at all), and his hobby is trying to work out explanations for how things work on the basis of physical science alone. He's regarded as a bit of a crackpot.

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* Creator/RandallGarrett wrote [[Literature/LordDarcy several stories]] Creator/RandallGarrett's ''Literature/LordDarcy'' stories are set in an alternate history universe where magic is a common-sense, everyday sort of thing (though not everyone can ''do'' it, nearly everyone can sense it to some extent, and magicians are regarded as more or less the equivalent of engineers and scientists in our world) and the physical sciences are stuck somewhere around the 1800s. Where this trope comes in is that in one of the stories, "Matter of Gravity", there's a character who is completely "psychically blind" (he can't sense magic at all), and his hobby is trying to work out explanations for how things work on the basis of physical science alone. He's regarded as a bit of a crackpot.
2nd Mar '17 6:34:28 AM Gaby007
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* The Citadel from ''Fanfic/TheDifferenceOneManCanMake'' is so opposed to sorcery they decide to send assassins after the one man able to bring it back to Westeros. They also vote for killing his children, on the chance of them inheriting their father's powers.
19th Feb '17 12:24:32 PM ultimomant
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''Fanfic/TheBridge'': Gigan, a cyborg {{Kaiju}}, is very uncomfortable around magic. His scanners cannot make heads or tales of it. When his ability to detect energy is compared to scrying, he becomes offended and says at least his abilities follow the laws of physics and make sense.
* ''Fanfic/TheBridgeHumanitysStand'':
** Zilla is uncomfortable around magic. Though he respects magical beings like Mothra and Gamera, magic doesn't make much sense to him and he remarks that his abilities at least make sense.
** Several members of the Global Defense Force like Captain Gordon and Stacker Pentecost constantly remark that they don't trust magic.
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19th Feb '17 11:56:27 AM ultimomant
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* The second anime adaptation of ''Manga/YuGiOh'' has two examples:

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* The second anime adaptation of ''Manga/YuGiOh'' ''Anime/YuGiOh'' has two examples:



* Noboru Gongenzaka from ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'' has no Spell or Trap Cards in his deck because his Superheavy Samurai monsters can only use their effects when he has no Spell or Trap Cards in his graveyard, that's why he does not look for Action Cards. Unlike the other two examples above, Gongenzaka's deck works well. However, to balance this out, his Synchro Monster ''Superheavy Samurai Warlord Susanowo'' allows him to activate Spell Cards from his opponent's graveyard.

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* In ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'', Noboru Gongenzaka from ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'' has no Spell or Trap Cards in his deck because his Superheavy Samurai monsters can only use their effects when he has no Spell or Trap Cards in his graveyard, that's why he does not look for Action Cards. Unlike the other two examples above, Gongenzaka's deck works well. However, to balance this out, his Synchro Monster ''Superheavy Samurai Warlord Susanowo'' allows him to activate Spell Cards from his opponent's graveyard. He later gains ''Superheavy Samurai Steam Fiend Tetsudo'o'', which allows him to Banish Spells and Traps from his graveyard, allowing him to use them without hampering his strategy.
18th Feb '17 9:57:41 AM InformalFallacies
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Compare MagicIsEvil (the magic hater may consider it to be), AntimagicalFaction (where a whole society feels this way), and BanOnMagic.

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Compare MagicIsEvil (the magic hater may consider it to be), AntimagicalFaction (where a whole society feels this way), BanOnMagic and BanOnMagic.ObsessivelyNormal (a particularly potent motivation for this trope).
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