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4th Dec '16 4:50:49 PM SoapheadChurch
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** Gilderoy Lockhart may count: [[CripplingOverspecialization The only thing he seems to be good at]] is memory charms, though it's never revealed whether he's naturally inept at everything else or if he just decided at some point that he could get by on that and his natural charisma alone. (And he very nearly did.)
*** Pottermore confirms that it is the latter, explaining that he was initially a very promising (but self-entitled) student who was sorted into Ravenclaw due to his brilliance, but years of neglect rendered his skills at magic beyond memory charms faulty beyond repair.

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** Gilderoy Lockhart may count: [[CripplingOverspecialization The only thing he seems to be good at]] is memory charms, though it's never revealed whether he's naturally inept at everything else or if charms. He was initially a very promising (but self-entitled) student who was sorted into Ravenclaw due to his brilliance, but he just decided at some point that he could get by on that and his natural charisma alone. (And he very nearly did.)
*** Pottermore confirms that it is the latter, explaining that he was initially a very promising (but self-entitled) student who was sorted into Ravenclaw due to his brilliance, but years
) Years of neglect rendered his skills at magic beyond besides memory charms faulty beyond repair.repair, leaving him barely competent enough to be considered a wizard in adulthood.
15th Nov '16 11:44:33 AM Thesedaysthosedays
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* The Eggplant Wizard from CaptainNTheGameMaster.
29th Aug '16 5:13:13 AM SSJMagus
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* The titular character of ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'' is this. So inept, in fact, she was shipped off to Earth before she caused any more natural disasters from her inability to gauge what she's capable of actually pulling off with that wand. She can usually manage spells that are ''meant'' to be destructive pretty easily, but anything else is bound to go awry, and once or twice her wand has even ''gone off accidentally''.

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* The titular character of ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'' is this. So inept, in fact, she was shipped off to Earth before she caused any more natural disasters from her inability to gauge what she's capable of actually pulling off with that wand. She can usually manage spells that are ''meant'' to be destructive pretty easily, but anything else is bound to go awry, and once or twice her wand has even ''gone off accidentally''. For example, when she creates rainbows purely for show, they tend to be ''on fire'' and the fire will easily spread to things that shouldn't be flammable, like stone and metal.
20th Aug '16 5:18:38 PM nombretomado
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* Fizban the Fabulous in the ''{{Dragonlance}}'' books, although [[GodWasMyCoPilot he's more than he appears]].

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* Fizban the Fabulous in the ''{{Dragonlance}}'' ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'' books, although [[GodWasMyCoPilot he's more than he appears]].
8th Aug '16 1:20:30 PM Sharlee
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*** Harry's track-record with potions isn't very good either, as they've done things like [[GoneHorriblyRight make him so unnoticeable he can't warn someone there's a werewolf approaching]].
8th Aug '16 1:17:01 PM Sharlee
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** Some of the novice witches from the Tiffany Aching subseries have difficulty working magic, although in ''Discworld/AHatFullOfSky'' that's mostly because Annagramma won't stop criticizing them.
8th Aug '16 1:12:13 PM Sharlee
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* Supplements for the {{Mystara}} D&D setting on the wizard-ruled nation of Glantri include rules for playing underage wizards, whose spells are prone to malfunctions that [=DMs=] are encouraged to [[PlayedForLaughs play for laughs]].
4th Aug '16 2:45:45 AM PaulA
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* Questor Thews, from the ''MagicKingdomOfLandover'' novels.

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* Questor Thews, from the ''MagicKingdomOfLandover'' ''Literature/MagicKingdomOfLandover'' novels.
2nd Aug '16 4:31:19 PM ANTMuddle
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* Junior Genie Babu, from both ''WesternAnimation/{{Jeannie}}'' the AnimatedSeries, where he was her SideKick and apprentice; and in Creator/HannaBarbera's ''WesternAnimation/LaffALympics''.

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* Junior Genie Babu, from both ''WesternAnimation/{{Jeannie}}'' the AnimatedSeries, where he was her SideKick and apprentice; and in Creator/HannaBarbera's ''WesternAnimation/LaffALympics''. In the latter series, Fondoo would be his [[EvilCounterpart Really Rotten Counterpart]].
26th May '16 8:30:56 PM PaulA
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* In ''Literature/TalesOfTheFox'', Gerin the Fox had less than a year of wizard's training before being called home, yet desperation sometimes drives him to attempt magic anyway. But only when he's ''really'' desperate, as he knows full well just how dangerous an unskilled mage can be.
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