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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).
23rd Mar '17 9:08:53 AM HonorableBaldy
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* In [[FanFic/TheLastMageOfKrypton Rising From The Shadows]], Harry Potter learns the ancient Kryptonian Battle-magic which consists of the projected sigils of the 23 Great Houses used in various combinations. Notably, only 1 sigil can be used by itself while 17 of the potential combinations are noted to be disrecommended to the point of being lethal to the caster.

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* In [[FanFic/TheLastMageOfKrypton [[FanFic/LastMageOfKrypton Rising From The Shadows]], Harry Potter learns the ancient Kryptonian Battle-magic which consists of the projected sigils of the 23 Great Houses used in various combinations. Notably, only 1 sigil can be used by itself while 17 of the potential combinations are noted to be disrecommended to the point of being lethal to the caster.
23rd Mar '17 9:08:01 AM HonorableBaldy
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* In [[FanFic/TheLastMageOfKrypton Rising From The Shadows]], Harry Potter learns the ancient Kryptonian Battle-magic which consists of the projected sigils of the 23 Great Houses used in various combinations. Notably, only 1 sigil can be used by itself while 17 of the potential combinations are noted to be disrecommended to the point of being lethal to the caster.
17th Mar '17 6:47:58 PM nombretomado
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** Also subverted in [[{{Nasuverse}} the verse]] with runic magecraft. One major drawback is that it must be somehow inscribed on the target. Two characters shown the use of runes in combat: one drew the symbol in mid-air with cigarette smoke and overlaid it on the target, while the other carried around a talon to physically carve them out.

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** Also subverted in [[{{Nasuverse}} [[{{Franchise/Nasuverse}} the verse]] with runic magecraft. One major drawback is that it must be somehow inscribed on the target. Two characters shown the use of runes in combat: one drew the symbol in mid-air with cigarette smoke and overlaid it on the target, while the other carried around a talon to physically carve them out.
15th Mar '17 7:55:45 PM Discar
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* ''Literature/WordsOfRadiance'' (second book of ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive''): Kaladin speaking the Third Ideal of the Windrunners creates the sigil of the Order in Stormlight after his transformation. He gets this again when he pulls a ThreePointLanding on [[spoiler:the Assassin in White.]]
4th Mar '17 2:26:33 PM nombretomado
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* ''Comicbook/DoctorStrange'' and company does this in his MarvelComics [[WesternAnimation/DoctorStrangeTheSorcererSupreme animated movie]].

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* ''Comicbook/DoctorStrange'' and company does this in his MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics [[WesternAnimation/DoctorStrangeTheSorcererSupreme animated movie]].
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