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21st Jan '18 2:31:30 PM HammerOfJustice
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See also: SimplifiedSpellcasting and SphereOfPower. [[CoolGate Magic portals]] very frequently have InstantRunes to show how magical they are.

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See also: SimplifiedSpellcasting and SphereOfPower. [[CoolGate Magic portals]] very frequently have InstantRunes these inscribed on them to show how magical they are.
9th Jan '18 2:03:42 AM Cryoclaste
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** ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarUniverse'' also features these magic circles, in places. However, in both cases, this is justified by the setting's (literally in one case) DoingInTheWizard. All 'magic' in the online PhantasyStar games is technology derived, with the resultant runes almost certainly created by the electronics on-board the casting device.

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** ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarUniverse'' also features these magic circles, in places. However, in both cases, this is justified by the setting's (literally in one case) DoingInTheWizard. All 'magic' in the online PhantasyStar ''VideoGame/{{Phantasy Star|Online}}'' games is technology derived, with the resultant runes almost certainly created by the electronics on-board the casting device.
14th Dec '17 5:20:06 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Elantris}}'', though they don't appear automatically, Elantrians can "draw" [=AonDor=] runes in midair to activate their magic.

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* In ''{{Elantris}}'', ''Literature/{{Elantris}}'', though they don't appear automatically, Elantrians can "draw" [=AonDor=] runes in midair to activate their magic.
17th Oct '17 2:06:39 PM Milarqui
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** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII', the Guardian Force Eden turns ''the entire planet'' into an incredibly elaborate magic circle in order to transmute it into a cosmic cannon that blasts the enemy into a galactic core. The beam itself also instantly generates (and pierces through) its own magic circles when it is fired.

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** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII', ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'', the Guardian Force Eden turns ''the entire planet'' into an incredibly elaborate magic circle in order to transmute it into a cosmic cannon that blasts the enemy into a galactic core. The beam itself also instantly generates (and pierces through) its own magic circles when it is fired.
13th Oct '17 6:59:44 PM Discar
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* Magic in ''Film/WarCraft2016'' is casted by summoning geometric shapes and runes made of light into the air.

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* Magic in ''Film/WarCraft2016'' is casted by summoning geometric shapes and ''Film/WarCraft2016'': Human magic requires runes made to produce any effect of sufficient power. Khadgar has to sketch his onto the ground, but Medihv, as the most powerful mage in the universe, can just conjure runes of light into the air.
9th Sep '17 8:51:25 PM sgamer82
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* Subverted in ''Anime/MahoujinGuruGuru'', where "Guru Guru Magic" works mainly in summoning creatures through drawings in circles. While these drawings can be very simple, Kukuri (the little, naive Guruguru witch) does them wrong more often than you expect. And more often the summoning ''still'' works with wrong circles, displaying nonsensical monsters and gag devices. Finally, Kukuri figures out how to invent new spells. Well, not so simple.

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* Subverted in ''Anime/MahoujinGuruGuru'', ''Manga/MagicalCircleGuruGuru'', where "Guru Guru Magic" works mainly in summoning creatures through drawings in circles. While these drawings can be very simple, Kukuri (the little, naive Guruguru Guru Guru witch) does them wrong more often than you expect. And more often the summoning ''still'' works with wrong circles, displaying nonsensical monsters and gag devices. Finally, Kukuri figures out how to invent new spells. Well, not so simple.
27th Aug '17 3:08:07 AM DavidCowie
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* ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII'': Norse runes (or near equivalent) swirl around characters when they cast spells.
5th Aug '17 7:27:41 PM GrammarNavi
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* Most probably the only use in a sci-fi game that doesn't even use magic: ''AceOnline''. The spell [[PowerNullifier "Purify"]] is available to M-Gears after obtaining the rare Special/Elite Skill Opening Card. The activation animation is quite distinct: you suddenly gain an instant magic circle with a symbol on top, sending sparkles downward. Non-players assume it's a godly buff; players know it does the ''opposite''. No, it doesn't purify you or allies of negative status effects, it [[StatusBuffDispel nullifies all buffs and skills you have]], [[OhCrap including the that lets you do the]] MacrossMissileMassacre.

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* Most probably the only use in a sci-fi game that doesn't even use magic: ''AceOnline''.''VideoGame/AceOnline''. The spell [[PowerNullifier "Purify"]] is available to M-Gears after obtaining the rare Special/Elite Skill Opening Card. The activation animation is quite distinct: you suddenly gain an instant magic circle with a symbol on top, sending sparkles downward. Non-players assume it's a godly buff; players know it does the ''opposite''. No, it doesn't purify you or allies of negative status effects, it [[StatusBuffDispel nullifies all buffs and skills you have]], [[OhCrap including the that lets you do the]] MacrossMissileMassacre.
11th Jun '17 5:55:18 PM EdwardGil
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* All over the place in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueDark'', but especially the magic of Felix Faust.
22nd Apr '17 12:56:20 PM nombretomado
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* Averted by the ''[[{{Suikoden}} Genso Suikoden]]'' series - while runes appear above the characters whenever they use magic or special abilities, the hermetic aspect of the runes is served by semi-permanently inscribing them on the character's bodies (almost always the back of the hand or forehead).

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* Averted by the ''[[{{Suikoden}} ''[[VideoGame/{{Suikoden}} Genso Suikoden]]'' series - while runes appear above the characters whenever they use magic or special abilities, the hermetic aspect of the runes is served by semi-permanently inscribing them on the character's bodies (almost always the back of the hand or forehead).
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