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13th Dec '17 3:22:25 PM intastiel
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* In ''TabletopGame/ArsMagica'', matter created by magic has NoOntologicalInertia unless the spell is augmented with RitualMagic and a valuable form of condensed {{Mana}} called ''vis''. A mage can go around [[MakingASplash conjuring torrents of water]] out of nowhere, but they won't last long enough to hydrate anyone unless they make the extra investment.
10th Oct '17 5:57:20 PM nombretomado
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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' by JimButcher averts this at times. While it is entirely possible to create fire, solid objects (formed from ectoplasm, they collapse when magic is no longer sustaining them), and energy through the use of a wizard's personal will, they can also channel existing energy. Emotions can also be used to power spells. Harry has frozen water by drawing heat from it to create fire and channeled the energy of a storm, but has also just created fire and tossed it around, and [[spoiler: after becoming the Winter Knight, gains the ability to create cold.]]

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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' by JimButcher Creator/JimButcher averts this at times. While it is entirely possible to create fire, solid objects (formed from ectoplasm, they collapse when magic is no longer sustaining them), and energy through the use of a wizard's personal will, they can also channel existing energy. Emotions can also be used to power spells. Harry has frozen water by drawing heat from it to create fire and channeled the energy of a storm, but has also just created fire and tossed it around, and [[spoiler: after becoming the Winter Knight, gains the ability to create cold.]]
8th Oct '17 4:53:44 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Franchise/Mistborn}}'' by BrandonSanderson has a more literal example where Allomancers must literally consume specific metals (both elemental and alloys) to fuel their abilities. Each element and alloy corresponds to a specific power and running low on (or out of) a particular element comes up from time to time. Allomancers generally carry several vials of metal flakes suspended in alcohol to refuel during encounters. Controlling the single known source of one (fictional) metal is actually one of the pillars of the economy early on.

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* ''{{Franchise/Mistborn}}'' by BrandonSanderson Creator/BrandonSanderson has a more literal example where Allomancers must literally consume specific metals (both elemental and alloys) to fuel their abilities. Each element and alloy corresponds to a specific power and running low on (or out of) a particular element comes up from time to time. Allomancers generally carry several vials of metal flakes suspended in alcohol to refuel during encounters. Controlling the single known source of one (fictional) metal is actually one of the pillars of the economy early on.
3rd Oct '17 10:57:37 AM Tractical_Chunder
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** For example, in one of the online story serials, [[BlowYouAway Lewa]] and a group of other beings are suddenly transported into space and he's able to create air bubbles around their heads so they can breath.

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** *** For example, in one of the online story serials, [[BlowYouAway Lewa]] and a group of other beings are suddenly transported into space and he's able to create air bubbles around their heads so they can breath.
3rd Oct '17 10:54:15 AM Tractical_Chunder
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** For example, in one of the online story serials, [[BlowYouAway Lewa]] and a group of other beings are suddenly transported into space and he's able to create air bubbles around their heads so they can breath.
24th Aug '17 4:20:41 AM intastiel
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* Downplayed in ''Webcomic/DaughterOfTheLilies.'' Although a mage can conjure up an element out of nothing, it's more energy-efficient to cast on existing material, so one pragmatic mage [[http://www.daughterofthelilies.com/dotl/517 wears a dress]] made of water as an aid to MakingASplash.
25th Jul '17 11:49:17 PM ironcommando
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** It's averted by the Silk Shot from ''VideoGame/MegaManX2'', a weapon that attracts debris from around the level and coalesces it into a projectile that explodes in a spread. The debris is usually [[ExtraOreDinary scrap metal]], but in certain levels it can attract [[DishingOutDirt rocks]], [[GreenThumb leaves]], or [[GemstoneAssault crystals]].
8th Jun '17 9:52:02 PM nombretomado
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* ''WildCards''' Water Lily believes that she condenses water from the air, but to account for the amounts she makes, it's later speculated that she can actually subconsciously transmute air and other matter around her into water, at one point creating a large flood.

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* ''WildCards''' ''Literature/WildCards''' Water Lily believes that she condenses water from the air, but to account for the amounts she makes, it's later speculated that she can actually subconsciously transmute air and other matter around her into water, at one point creating a large flood.
5th Jun '17 6:55:58 PM nombretomado
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* So far averted in the WhateleyUniverse. Riptide, who can control water, has had enough water to really kick ass only once - a stormy, rainy day in Boston. (But she got knocked out before she could use her powers.)

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* So far averted in the WhateleyUniverse.Literature/WhateleyUniverse. Riptide, who can control water, has had enough water to really kick ass only once - a stormy, rainy day in Boston. (But she got knocked out before she could use her powers.)
28th May '17 4:26:53 PM nombretomado
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** ''ComicBook/UltimateFantasticFour'' had Johnny become a walking fusion reactor; his entire body has reconfigured itself to be as perfect an energy store as possible (which results in some bad effects on his health, as you might expect for someone who turns his stores of body fat into ''plasma''). WarrenEllis tried ''very'' hard to justify Johnny. He also has a protective layer of microscopic scales to protect him from this flame. Though that still doesn't explain how he flies...

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** ''ComicBook/UltimateFantasticFour'' had Johnny become a walking fusion reactor; his entire body has reconfigured itself to be as perfect an energy store as possible (which results in some bad effects on his health, as you might expect for someone who turns his stores of body fat into ''plasma''). WarrenEllis Creator/WarrenEllis tried ''very'' hard to justify Johnny. He also has a protective layer of microscopic scales to protect him from this flame. Though that still doesn't explain how he flies...
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