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25th Jul '16 10:47:50 PM Mister6
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25th Jul '16 8:22:30 PM Willbyr
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* In DianeDuane's ''Literature/YoungWizards'' series, a lot of wizardry requires diagrams drawn out in the wizardly Speech. At first, these are mostly drawn out in the dirt, on paper, etc., but as the characters become more proficient, they can learn to conjure glowing diagrams (or sometimes 3D models) in the air, which can be stored in their manuals and later pulled out to be glowing diagrams in the air again. And one character uses a computer program to plot out and save spell diagrams.
** [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that magic is explicitly stated to be highly complex ''statements'' in an actual, speakable language -- akin to programming code for reality itself.

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* In DianeDuane's Creator/DianeDuane's ''Literature/YoungWizards'' series, a lot of wizardry requires diagrams drawn out in the wizardly Speech. At first, these are mostly drawn out in the dirt, on paper, etc., but as the characters become more proficient, they can learn to conjure glowing diagrams (or sometimes 3D models) in the air, which can be stored in their manuals and later pulled out to be glowing diagrams in the air again. And one character uses a computer program to plot out and save spell diagrams.
** [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] {{Justified|Trope}} in that magic is explicitly stated to be highly complex ''statements'' in an actual, speakable language -- akin to programming code for reality itself.
24th Jul '16 4:46:43 PM nombretomado
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* Satella and [[spoiler:Fiore]] have these appear around them when they use their "jewel summoning" powers in ''ChronoCrusade''.

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* Satella and [[spoiler:Fiore]] have these appear around them when they use their "jewel summoning" powers in ''ChronoCrusade''.''Manga/ChronoCrusade''.
3rd Jul '16 2:01:01 PM Morgenthaler
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* The magikoopas in ''SuperMarioBros'' fire a jumble of simple shapes at the player as a projectile.
* The Nameless One in ''PlanescapeTorment'', if the player follows a certain path, can gain the use of the AwesomeButImpractical spell "Rune of Torment", which carves itself into the ground before it goes off.

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* The magikoopas in ''SuperMarioBros'' ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros'' fire a jumble of simple shapes at the player as a projectile.
* The Nameless One in ''PlanescapeTorment'', ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'', if the player follows a certain path, can gain the use of the AwesomeButImpractical spell "Rune of Torment", which carves itself into the ground before it goes off.



* ''KingdomHearts'' invokes this when using [[ThePowerOfFriendship Trinity]] [[LimitBreak Limit]]

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* ''KingdomHearts'' ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'' invokes this when using [[ThePowerOfFriendship Trinity]] [[LimitBreak Limit]]



* ''TheWitcher''s cast sigils much simpler than full runes, but [[AcceptableBreaksFromReality for the sake of gameplay]] they're cast instantly in mid-air.

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* ''TheWitcher''s ''VideoGame/TheWitcher''s cast sigils much simpler than full runes, but [[AcceptableBreaksFromReality for the sake of gameplay]] they're cast instantly in mid-air.



* ''GuildWars2'' features these in a few places. Elementalist Glyph skills' animations include drawing a glowing symbol in the air, while Guardian Symbol skills (and Smite) create glowing runic circles on the ground, either by magical casting or smashing your weapon into the ground. Necromancer Mark and Well skills also create symbols on the ground, these ones glowing vile green.

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* ''GuildWars2'' ''VideoGame/GuildWars2'' features these in a few places. Elementalist Glyph skills' animations include drawing a glowing symbol in the air, while Guardian Symbol skills (and Smite) create glowing runic circles on the ground, either by magical casting or smashing your weapon into the ground. Necromancer Mark and Well skills also create symbols on the ground, these ones glowing vile green.
3rd Jul '16 2:00:17 PM Morgenthaler
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** Additionally, when taught additional words in [[LanguageOfMagic Dovah, the Dragon Tongue]], by the [[TheObiWan Greybeards]], their [[CallingYourAttacks shouts]] carve runes into the ground, which you then [[IngestingKnowledge absorb]].

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** Additionally, when taught additional words in [[LanguageOfMagic Dovah, the Dragon Tongue]], by the [[TheObiWan Greybeards]], Greybeards, their [[CallingYourAttacks shouts]] carve runes into the ground, which you then [[IngestingKnowledge absorb]].
27th Jun '16 3:07:54 PM F-Lambda
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** Additionally, when taught additional words in [[LanguageOfMagic Dovah, the Dragon Tongue]], by the [[TheObiWan Greybeards]], their [[CallingYourAttacks shouts]] carve runes into the ground, which you then [[IngestingKnowledge absorb]].
25th Jun '16 11:45:18 AM nombretomado
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* In ''BattleForWesnoth'', the Scribe line of units from the [[GameMod user-created]] (and very well-done) faction Windsong use Instant Runes to attack. No projectiles or anything, the rune just appears over the scribe's head and the enemy mysteriously takes damage.

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* In ''BattleForWesnoth'', ''VideoGame/BattleForWesnoth'', the Scribe line of units from the [[GameMod user-created]] (and very well-done) faction Windsong use Instant Runes to attack. No projectiles or anything, the rune just appears over the scribe's head and the enemy mysteriously takes damage.
13th Jun '16 6:56:39 AM Kakai
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* Magic in ''Film/WarCraft2016'' is casted by summoning geometric shapes and runes made of light into the air.
12th Jun '16 4:24:03 PM Gamermaster
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* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''. For the most part these don't even require prior construction, but a significant aversion to this occurs in the Magic World Tournament finale, when Negi [[spoiler:activates a massive set of runes out of nowhere to absorb Rakan's power, and Rakan realizes with a shock that Negi had written them in the ground unnoticed while in his FragileSpeedster mode much earlier in the fight]]. The inscriptions in the outer circle pictured above are in Armenian. Negima also features an aversion in the Pactio circles, which must be drawn by hand.

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* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''. For the most part these don't even require prior construction, but a significant aversion to this occurs in the Magic World Tournament finale, when Negi [[spoiler:activates a massive set of runes out of nowhere to absorb Rakan's power, and Rakan realizes with a shock that Negi had written them in the ground unnoticed while in his FragileSpeedster mode much earlier in the fight]]. The inscriptions in the outer circle pictured above are in Armenian. Negima also features an aversion in the Pactio circles, which must be drawn by hand.
11th Jun '16 6:31:56 PM nombretomado
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* In TanyaHuff's ''Literature/TheEnchantmentEmporium'' the characters with magical abilities are able to trace or sketch charms very quickly with their fingertips onto any surface, even the skin of another person. These charms can be used for anything from protection to healing to a form of mind control. Some characters are able to trace charms in the air and one character is able to mark people from a distance with charms using MagicMusic.

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* In TanyaHuff's Creator/TanyaHuff's ''Literature/TheEnchantmentEmporium'' the characters with magical abilities are able to trace or sketch charms very quickly with their fingertips onto any surface, even the skin of another person. These charms can be used for anything from protection to healing to a form of mind control. Some characters are able to trace charms in the air and one character is able to mark people from a distance with charms using MagicMusic.
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