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23rd Sep '17 2:23:45 PM DarkHunter
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* ''LightNovel/FateZero'': Although Kiritsugu Emiya is a mage himself, he has all the characteristics of a traditional Mage Killer (indeed he's known as "The Magus Killer"). Because his magical abilities are limited he usually makes use of technology instead, generally opting for massive overkill to ensure success. Case in point: One of his targets has fortified the top several floors of a building with every conceivable magical defense. Kiritsugu's solution? [[DungeonBypass Blow up the building.]] A story is also told of him doing the same thing to a passenger jet.

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* ''LightNovel/FateZero'': Although Kiritsugu Emiya is a mage himself, he has all the characteristics of a traditional Mage Killer (indeed he's known in-universe as "The Magus Killer"). Because his magical abilities are limited he usually makes use of technology instead, generally opting for massive overkill to ensure success. Case in point: One of his targets has fortified the top several floors of a building with every conceivable magical defense. Kiritsugu's solution? [[DungeonBypass Blow up the building.]] A story is also told of him doing the same thing to a passenger jet. This usually works because mages tend to be traditionalists who are ignorant of the full potential of modern technology, so they aren't generally very good at defending against it.
13th Sep '17 10:05:22 AM BeerBaron
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** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', this is a trait of the Winged Twilights, a [[BatOutOfHell bat-like]] form of lesser Daedra with some [[HarpingOnAboutHarpies harpy-like]] traits. Between their strong physical attacks and their ability to [[AttackReflector reflect]][=/=][[AntiMagic resist]] magical attacks, Winged Twilights are extremely tough foes for magic oriented individuals to defeat.
7th Sep '17 8:03:48 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', the [[UnevenHybrid Breton]] race is renowned not only for their own [[WitchSpecies inherent magical abilities]], but for the AntiMagic traits the [[BreedingSlave elven blood flowing through their veins]] gives them. They are extremely magic-resistant, bordering on immunity with their racial power. They are especially strong against the [[OurElvesAreBetter Altmer (High Elves)]], who bias towards Destruction magic. While they [[SquishyWizard lack the physical durability]] of their [[HumansAreWarriors fellow races of Men]], Bretons are the bane of opposing mages everywhere.

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[[UnevenHybrid Breton]] race is renowned not only for their own [[WitchSpecies inherent magical abilities]], but for the AntiMagic traits the [[BreedingSlave elven blood flowing through their veins]] gives them. They are extremely magic-resistant, bordering on immunity with their racial power. They are especially strong against the [[OurElvesAreBetter Altmer (High Elves)]], who bias towards Destruction magic. While they [[SquishyWizard lack the physical durability]] of their [[HumansAreWarriors fellow races of Men]], Bretons are the bane of opposing mages everywhere.everywhere.
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]]'', this is a trait of the Daedroths, a [[NeverSmileAtACrocodile crocodilian]] form of [[OurDemonsAreDifferent lesser Daedra]]. They are capable of casting a [[AntiMagic Magic Shield]] spell and a [[StandardStatusEffects Silence]] spell, making them extremely tough opponents for magic oriented players.
1st Aug '17 12:00:57 PM DarkHunter
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* ''LightNovel/FateZero'': Although Kiristugu Emiya is a mage himself, he has all the characteristics of a traditional Mage Killer (indeed he's known as "The Magus Killer"). Because his magical abilities are limited he usually makes use of technology instead, generally opting for massive overkill to ensure success. Case in point: One of his targets has fortified the top several floors of a building with every conceivable magical defense. Kiritsugu's solution? [[DungeonBypass Blow up the building.]] A story is also told of him doing the same thing to a passenger jet.

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* ''LightNovel/FateZero'': Although Kiristugu Kiritsugu Emiya is a mage himself, he has all the characteristics of a traditional Mage Killer (indeed he's known as "The Magus Killer"). Because his magical abilities are limited he usually makes use of technology instead, generally opting for massive overkill to ensure success. Case in point: One of his targets has fortified the top several floors of a building with every conceivable magical defense. Kiritsugu's solution? [[DungeonBypass Blow up the building.]] A story is also told of him doing the same thing to a passenger jet.



** Kiritsugu Emiya from ''LightNovel/FateZero'' is an infamous mercenary known as the "Magus Killer".
10th Jun '17 5:16:30 PM Gregzilla
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* The Imperator, a villain of ComicBook/DoctorStrange, is adamant about the idea that MagicIsEvil due to his FreudianExcuse, and as such has geared himself up with science to fight against all magic users. He's so proficient in his craft that he is able to kill a ''very'' high number of Sorcerers Supreme in a storyline known as "The Last Days of Magic." [[spoiler:Ironically, magic is also his AchillesHeel.]]

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* The Imperator, a villain of ComicBook/DoctorStrange, is adamant about the idea that MagicIsEvil due to his FreudianExcuse, and as such has geared himself up with science to fight against all magic users. He's so proficient in his craft that he is able to kill a ''very'' high number of [[TheArchmage Sorcerers Supreme Supreme]] in a storyline known as "The Last Days of Magic." [[spoiler:Ironically, magic is also his AchillesHeel.]]
10th Jun '17 5:16:05 PM Gregzilla
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* The Imperator, a villain of ComicBook/DoctorStrange, is adamant about the idea that MagicIsEvil due to his FreudianExcuse, and as such has geared himself up with science to fight against all magic users. He's so proficient in his craft that he is able to kill a ''very'' high number of Sorcerers Supreme in a storyline known as "The Last Days of Magic." [[spoiler:Ironically, magic is also his AchillesHeel.]]
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31st May '17 12:46:15 PM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', the [[UnevenHybrid Breton]] race is renowned not only for their own [[WitchSpecies inherent magical abilities]], but for the AntiMagic traits the [[BreedingSlave elven blood flowing through their veins]] gives them. They are extremely magic-resistant, bordering on immunity with their racial power. They are especially strong against the [[OurElvesAreBetter Altmer (High Elves)]], who bias towards Destruction magic. While they [[SquishyWizard lack the physical durability]] of their [[HumansAreWarriors fellow races of Men]], Bretons are the bane of opposing mages everywhere.
28th May '17 10:18:00 PM onyhow
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** Note though, that they don't have any kind of AntiMagic. They mostly deal with humanoid [=SCPs=] with a combination of psychology, cleverness, WeHaveReserves, and MoreDakka. [[spoiler: Except Dr. Clef. He uses reality warping to cancel reality warping, and ''then'' uses psychology, cleverness, class Ds, and big guns.]]

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** Note though, that they don't have any kind of AntiMagic.AntiMagic[[note]]Well, except for Scranton Reality Anchor, but those aren't exactly commonly used[[/note]]. They mostly deal with humanoid [=SCPs=] with a combination of psychology, cleverness, WeHaveReserves, and MoreDakka. [[spoiler: Except Dr. Clef. He uses reality warping to cancel reality warping, and ''then'' uses psychology, cleverness, class Ds, and big guns.]]
29th Mar '17 6:50:37 AM Doug86
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* Shizune in ''Fanfic/PerfectionIsOverrated'' has two powers that work well against the [[MaiHime Himes]], who mainly attack through their Elements and Childs. The first is a Silencing Aura, which reduces the effectiveness of the powers of everyone near her, and increases in potency as more people are near her. The second, the Silencing Sigil, completely prevents one person from using any special powers. In order to counter this threat, [[spoiler:Natsuki [[MugglesDoItBetter obtains a pistol]] and uses it to kill Shizune]]. In the side story, ''A Common Enemy Without A Common Cause'', Shizune is at a strong advantage over her fellow [[ParodySue SUEs]], who are even more reliant on their powers than the Himes are, [[spoiler:but gets mortally wounded by two nameless police officers]].

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* Shizune in ''Fanfic/PerfectionIsOverrated'' has two powers that work well against the [[MaiHime [[Anime/MaiHime Himes]], who mainly attack through their Elements and Childs. The first is a Silencing Aura, which reduces the effectiveness of the powers of everyone near her, and increases in potency as more people are near her. The second, the Silencing Sigil, completely prevents one person from using any special powers. In order to counter this threat, [[spoiler:Natsuki [[MugglesDoItBetter obtains a pistol]] and uses it to kill Shizune]]. In the side story, ''A Common Enemy Without A Common Cause'', Shizune is at a strong advantage over her fellow [[ParodySue SUEs]], who are even more reliant on their powers than the Himes are, [[spoiler:but gets mortally wounded by two nameless police officers]].
17th Mar '17 6:56:33 PM nombretomado
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** The {{Nasuverse}} also features the Black Barrel, a Conceptual Weapon which annihilates any magic it shoots. The more magic someone (or something) has, the more powerful the Black Barrel becomes, to the point that it can OneHitKill ''[[EldritchAbomination the Ultimate Ones]]''. Also, it can only be used by an ordinary, non-magical human being, making it the ultimate weapon for a Mage Killer. Problem is, in every story except ''Literature/AngelNotes'' (which takes place in the far distant future), the thing's been lost for ages, though (much less powerful) replicas of it will pop up here and there.

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** The {{Nasuverse}} {{Franchise/Nasuverse}} also features the Black Barrel, a Conceptual Weapon which annihilates any magic it shoots. The more magic someone (or something) has, the more powerful the Black Barrel becomes, to the point that it can OneHitKill ''[[EldritchAbomination the Ultimate Ones]]''. Also, it can only be used by an ordinary, non-magical human being, making it the ultimate weapon for a Mage Killer. Problem is, in every story except ''Literature/AngelNotes'' (which takes place in the far distant future), the thing's been lost for ages, though (much less powerful) replicas of it will pop up here and there.
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