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17th Feb '18 12:35:49 PM nombretomado
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* In PreCrisis [[{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]] stories, Billy and Freddy got their powers from famous "gods" (Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles and Mercury), while Mary's came from six "goddesses" (Selene, Hippolyta, Ariadne, Zephyrus, Aurora and Minerva). Functionally, however, they had all the same powers...even though they probably shouldn't have, since Mary's set sometimes provided gifts like "beauty" instead things useful in a fight. (Also, yes, ignore the fact that [[GenderFlip Zephyrus was male in actual mythology]].) PostCrisis, Mary also gets her powers from the male set.

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* In PreCrisis [[{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]] stories, Billy and Freddy got their powers from famous "gods" (Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles and Mercury), while Mary's came from six "goddesses" (Selene, Hippolyta, Ariadne, Zephyrus, Aurora and Minerva). Functionally, however, they had all the same powers...even though they probably shouldn't have, since Mary's set sometimes provided gifts like "beauty" instead things useful in a fight. (Also, yes, ignore the fact that [[GenderFlip Zephyrus was male in actual mythology]].) PostCrisis, ComicBook/PostCrisis, Mary also gets her powers from the male set.
6th Feb '18 6:03:48 AM ChronoLegion
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* In [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness later]] ''Literature/NightWatch'' novels, only female Dark [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual Others]] can become witches. The witches are CloserToEarth and tend to rely on amulets than straight-up spells. However, they also rather quickly become old hags and are forced to use magic almost constantly to maintain their HotWitch appearance. In the final novel of the main series, it's revealed that witches were the third type of Others to appear in the world, back during the Stone Age, after vampires and shapeshifters.

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* In [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness later]] ''Literature/NightWatch'' novels, only female Dark [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual Others]] can become witches. The witches are CloserToEarth and tend to rely on amulets than straight-up spells. However, they also rather quickly become old hags and are forced to use magic almost constantly to maintain their HotWitch appearance. In the final novel of the main series, it's revealed that witches were the third type of Others to appear in the world, back during the Stone Age, after vampires and shapeshifters. They started wearing amulets in the form of jewelry to protect them from men, and {{Muggle}} women then picked up the jewelry-wearing fashion for the same reason.
6th Feb '18 6:02:38 AM ChronoLegion
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* In [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness later]] ''Literature/NightWatch'' novels, only female Dark [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual Others]] can become witches. The witches are CloserToEarth and tend to rely on amulets than straight-up spells. However, they also rather quickly become old hags and are forced to use magic almost constantly to maintain their HotWitch appearance.

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* In [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness later]] ''Literature/NightWatch'' novels, only female Dark [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual Others]] can become witches. The witches are CloserToEarth and tend to rely on amulets than straight-up spells. However, they also rather quickly become old hags and are forced to use magic almost constantly to maintain their HotWitch appearance. In the final novel of the main series, it's revealed that witches were the third type of Others to appear in the world, back during the Stone Age, after vampires and shapeshifters.
6th Feb '18 6:01:33 AM ChronoLegion
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* In [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness later]] ''Literature/NightWatch'' novels, only female Dark [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual Others]] can become witches. The witches are CloserToEarth and tend to rely on amulets than straight-up spells. However, they also rather quickly become old hags and are forced to use magic almost constantly to maintain their HotWitch appearance.
6th Feb '18 5:52:22 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Literature/CaptainFrenchOrTheQuestForParadise'', the women of planet Corinth have a special ability that involves them going into a trance and then being able to precisely determine their soulmate. Over the generations, the men have learned not to argue with this prediction, as results have spoken for themselves. The ability is real, but the origins are veiled in mystery, usually dating back to the planet's settlement by humans. The most popular legend involves a special native flower, which is claimed to be the source of the women's prescience, but which wilts away when a man lays his eyes upon it, even from far away. According to the story, the latter reason is why the flower is now extinct and why only descendants of the original colonists have the ability.

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* In ''Literature/CaptainFrenchOrTheQuestForParadise'', the women of planet Corinth have a special ability that involves them going into a trance and then being able to precisely determine their soulmate. Over the generations, the men have learned not to argue with this prediction, as results have spoken for themselves.themselves (a side effect is the lowest level of marital infidelity in all of human space). The ability is real, but the origins are veiled in mystery, usually dating back to the planet's settlement by humans. The most popular legend involves a special native flower, which is claimed to be the source of the women's prescience, but which wilts away when a man lays his eyes upon it, even from far away. According to the story, the latter reason is why the flower is now extinct and why only descendants of the original colonists have the ability.
6th Feb '18 5:51:13 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Literature/CaptainFrenchOrTheQuestForParadise'', the women of planet Corinth have a special ability that involves them going into a trance and then being able to precisely determine their soulmate. Over the generations, the men have learned not to argue with this prediction, as results have spoken for themselves. The ability is real, but the origins are veiled in mystery, usually dating back to the planet's settlement by humans. The most popular legend involves a special native flower, which is claimed to be the source of the women's prescience, but which wilts away when a man lays his eyes upon it, even from far away. According to the story, the latter reason is why the flower is now extinct and why only descendants of the original colonists have the ability.
4th Feb '18 10:54:19 AM Carrehz
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* ''Anime/BloodPlus'' has the [[OurVampiresAreDifferent chiropterans]]. The queens are always female and they are always twins. The chevaliers who create them are always male. It is never said that it is not possible to create female chevaliers, but since the chevaliers are intended to mate with the other queen, female chevaliers would have little useful.

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* ''Anime/BloodPlus'' has the [[OurVampiresAreDifferent chiropterans]]. The queens are always female and they are always twins. The chevaliers who create them are always male. It is never said that it is not possible to create female chevaliers, but since the chevaliers are intended to mate with the other queen, female chevaliers would have little useful.use.
29th Jan '18 8:39:11 AM Argon2
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* In Creator/AndreNorton and Creator/MercedesLackey's ''Literature/TheHalfbloodChronicles'', the female [[OurElvesAreBetter elves]] have only weak magic compared to males. But, as the series points out, even a rose petal in the wrong place can kill someone...

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* In Creator/AndreNorton and Creator/MercedesLackey's ''Literature/TheHalfbloodChronicles'', the female [[OurElvesAreBetter elves]] have only weak magic compared to males. But, as the series points out, even a rose petal in the wrong place can kill someone...



* The Archive of ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' is always the daughter of the last Archive.

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* The Archive of ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' is always the daughter of the last Archive.Archive, so the title is self-continuing.



* In ''Literature/OnStrangerTides'' by Creator/TimPowers, it is mentioned that some kinds of magic are only available to men and others only to women. One of the villains is a sorcerer who has access to both kinds, having figured out how to identify a woman with strong magical potential, marry her, use the marriage bond to gain control over her magic.

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* In ''Literature/OnStrangerTides'' by Creator/TimPowers, it is mentioned that some kinds of magic are only available to men and others only to women. One of the villains is a sorcerer who has access to both kinds, having figured out how to identify a woman with strong magical potential, marry her, then use the marriage bond to gain control over her magic.



* In the Jackie French novel ''Oracle'', the narrator is a child acrobat. When he hits puberty, his body becomes bulkier and traditionally masculine, putting him out of a job. (Although his male mentor didn't have this problem.)
%%* In the ''Literature/TairenSoul'' series



* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Trollz}}'', only the females are able to wield magic. It wasn't always the case, but the BigBad's attempt to take the magic for himself made it so only girls could use it. Males are left to their physical and mental skills, though older Troll males are able to use magic, still.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Trollz}}'', only the females are able to wield magic. It wasn't always the case, but the BigBad's attempt to take the magic for himself made it so only girls could use it. Males are left to their physical and mental skills, though older Troll males are able to use magic, magic still.
21st Jan '18 7:10:29 PM Fireblood
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* ''Literature/TheSilerianTrilogy'': Before the conception of [[spoiler: Baran and Mirabar's daughter]], we only hear of male water magic users. There is a reason they're named "waterlords" after all. No "waterladies" appear or are mentioned.
3rd Dec '17 1:14:42 PM nombretomado
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* ''Almost'' the case with the [[AntiMagic Jordain]] in ''CounselorsAndKings''. Jordaini girls are almost always stillborn, so that the vast majority of actual Jordaini are men, but occasionally a Jordaini female will survive. Cassia, Jordain to [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure King Zalathorm]] is the only one we actually meet. [[spoiler: It turns out that [[ActionGirl Tzigone]], one of the main protagonists, is a Jordaini birth gone wrong, so she has the AntiMagic abilities even though she's not considered a Jordain]].

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* ''Almost'' the case with the [[AntiMagic Jordain]] in ''CounselorsAndKings''.''Literature/CounselorsAndKings''. Jordaini girls are almost always stillborn, so that the vast majority of actual Jordaini are men, but occasionally a Jordaini female will survive. Cassia, Jordain to [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure King Zalathorm]] is the only one we actually meet. [[spoiler: It turns out that [[ActionGirl Tzigone]], one of the main protagonists, is a Jordaini birth gone wrong, so she has the AntiMagic abilities even though she's not considered a Jordain]].
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