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17th Jul '16 11:23:54 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** The [[OneManArmy mercenary Kincaid]] always brings special weapons to his battles, including exploding-tipped spears and paint guns that shoot holy water balls. He's also DangerouslyGenreSavvy, and explains to Harry that the way to kill him without falling prey to his death curse would be sniping him from a thousand yards away, killing him before he even notices the shot. [[spoiler:It works. [[OnlyMostlyDead But Harry gets better,]] [[MemoryGambit to Dresden's dismay]].]]

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** The [[OneManArmy mercenary Kincaid]] always brings special weapons to his battles, including exploding-tipped spears and paint guns that shoot holy water balls. He's also DangerouslyGenreSavvy, and He explains to Harry that the way to kill him without falling prey to his death curse would be sniping him from a thousand yards away, killing him before he even notices the shot. [[spoiler:It works. [[OnlyMostlyDead But Harry gets better,]] [[MemoryGambit to Dresden's dismay]].]]
1st Jul '16 8:28:50 PM nombretomado
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* TheBartimaeusTrilogy has the Resistance, humans who are born with a varying degree of Resilience to magic and are using their Resilience to slowly overthrow the Magician Government. [[spoiler:Then inverted when they are confronted by a truly powerful magical spirit (i.e a mage-killer-killer) and are quickly decimated. ]]

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* TheBartimaeusTrilogy Literature/TheBartimaeusTrilogy has the Resistance, humans who are born with a varying degree of Resilience to magic and are using their Resilience to slowly overthrow the Magician Government. [[spoiler:Then inverted when they are confronted by a truly powerful magical spirit (i.e a mage-killer-killer) and are quickly decimated. ]]
27th Jun '16 2:57:19 AM BigKlingy
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** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' introduces Ninjas and Outlaws, plysical-based classes with high magic resistance that use Shuriken and Bows respectively, both long-ranged weapons good for luring and counter-attacking magic users. And in the case of Ninjas, shuriken beat magic in TacticalRockPaperScissors. [[BattleButler Maids and Butlers]] also become this at higher levels, using shuriken/daggers, having his resistance and learning the Tomebreaker skill (+50 hit and evasion against magic users).

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** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' introduces Ninjas and Outlaws, plysical-based physical-based classes with high magic resistance that use Shuriken and Bows respectively, both long-ranged weapons good for luring and counter-attacking magic users. And in the case of Ninjas, shuriken beat magic in TacticalRockPaperScissors. [[BattleButler Maids and Butlers]] also become this at higher levels, using shuriken/daggers, having his resistance and learning the Tomebreaker skill (+50 hit and evasion against magic users).
27th Jun '16 2:56:28 AM BigKlingy
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** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' introduces Ninjas and Outlaws, plysical-based classes with high magic resistance that use Shuriken and Bows respectively, both long-ranged weapons good for luring and counter-attacking magic users. And in the case of Ninjas, shuriken beat magic in TacticalRockPaperScissors. [[BattleButler Maids and Butlers]] also become this at higher levels, using shuriken/daggers, having his resistance and learning the Tomebreaker skill (+50 hit and evasion against magic users).
8th Jun '16 12:28:25 PM Morgenthaler
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A MageKiller is basically a BadassNormal, or [[FightsLikeANormal something close]], whose capabilities of dealing with mages are somehow improved. He may be able to [[SupernaturalSensitivity detect or track magic]], [[AntiMagic resist harmful spells]], [[PowerNullifier prevent enemies from using them]] or even [[AttackReflector reflect them back to enemies]]. Defeating a MageKiller with magic is difficult or impossible, and his mundane skills give him a major physical advantage over [[SquishyWizard mages with no combat prowess, which is most of them]] (a MagicKnight or KungFuWizard may give him problems). Some Mage Killers even use magic themselves, [[FightsLikeANormal but not regularly]], and not the usual earthquakes and meteors but something subtle or [[ManaBurn affecting only mages]]. If a MageKiller is a member of an order who specializes in hunting mages, his anti-magic abilities are very likely to be [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower a result of specific training]]. Anyway, a MageKiller is usually very similar to a MagicKnight, [[{{Dissimile}} only with anti-magic instead of magic]].

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A MageKiller Mage Killer is basically a BadassNormal, or [[FightsLikeANormal something close]], whose capabilities of dealing with mages are somehow improved. He may be able to [[SupernaturalSensitivity detect or track magic]], [[AntiMagic resist harmful spells]], [[PowerNullifier prevent enemies from using them]] or even [[AttackReflector reflect them back to enemies]]. Defeating a MageKiller Mage Killer with magic is difficult or impossible, and his mundane skills give him a major physical advantage over [[SquishyWizard mages with no combat prowess, which is most of them]] (a MagicKnight or KungFuWizard may give him problems). Some Mage Killers even use magic themselves, [[FightsLikeANormal but not regularly]], and not the usual earthquakes and meteors but something subtle or [[ManaBurn affecting only mages]]. If a MageKiller Mage Killer is a member of an order who specializes in hunting mages, his anti-magic abilities are very likely to be [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower a result of specific training]]. Anyway, a MageKiller Mage Killer is usually very similar to a MagicKnight, [[{{Dissimile}} only with anti-magic instead of magic]].



Note that AntiMagic is a ''power'' and MageKiller is a ''character'' who fights mages and has abilities for that.

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Note that AntiMagic is a ''power'' and MageKiller Mage Killer is a ''character'' who fights mages and has abilities for that.



* The [[ShoutOut Hucke]][[VideoGame/SuperRobotWars bein]] family in ''Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce'' all have powers which make them very good at fighting mages. In fact, the kanji for the name of their signature weapons reads "MageKiller".

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* The [[ShoutOut Hucke]][[VideoGame/SuperRobotWars bein]] family in ''Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce'' all have powers which make them very good at fighting mages. In fact, the kanji for the name of their signature weapons reads "MageKiller"."Mage Killer".



* Although Kiristugu from FateZero is a mage himself he has all the characteristics of a traditional MageKiller (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.

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* Although Kiristugu from FateZero is a mage himself he has all the characteristics of a traditional MageKiller 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.



* In SequelSeries ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' the Equalists emply a number of MageKiller tactics in their crusade against benders. These include Chi-Blockers using the same techniques as Ty Lee, a leader who can [[spoiler:remove a bender's powers permanently]], and [[spoiler:MiniMecha constructed from metals [[NoSell too pure to be affected by Metalbending]]]].

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* In SequelSeries ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' the Equalists emply a number of MageKiller Mage Killer tactics in their crusade against benders. These include Chi-Blockers using the same techniques as Ty Lee, a leader who can [[spoiler:remove a bender's powers permanently]], and [[spoiler:MiniMecha constructed from metals [[NoSell too pure to be affected by Metalbending]]]].
23rd Apr '16 8:10:16 AM WiseMan23753
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* ''FanFic/KingsofRevolution'' has the heavy armed Wyvern Drones, with enough weaponry to mow down [[Franchise/LyricalNanoha TSAB Mages]].
18th Feb '16 10:20:24 AM FaceofEvil
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** Marius from the comic book ''ComicBook/{{Magekiller}}'' is a former Tevinter slave who was trained specifically to take down mages.
13th Feb '16 8:26:58 PM Prfnoff
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* Every character in ''Manga/WitchHunterRobin'', with a couple of caveats. Only [[WitchSpecies witches]] can naturally resist each other's powers; blocking attacks and GeoEffects are perhaps the only abilities shared by all witches other than having a special ability. This is how Robin and Karasuma [[HunterOfHisOwnKind fight other witches]]. The rest of the human cast has to make do with wearing vials of Orbo and using [[WeaponizedWeakness bullets filled with the stuff]], which naturally cancels witch powers and weakens them on contact.

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* Every character in ''Manga/WitchHunterRobin'', ''Anime/WitchHunterRobin'', with a couple of caveats. Only [[WitchSpecies witches]] can naturally resist each other's powers; blocking attacks and GeoEffects are perhaps the only abilities shared by all witches other than having a special ability. This is how Robin and Karasuma [[HunterOfHisOwnKind fight other witches]]. The rest of the human cast has to make do with wearing vials of Orbo and using [[WeaponizedWeakness bullets filled with the stuff]], which naturally cancels witch powers and weakens them on contact.
13th Feb '16 7:47:51 PM Prfnoff
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* Every character in ''WitchHunterRobin'', with a couple of caveats. Only [[WitchSpecies witches]] can naturally resist each other's powers; blocking attacks and GeoEffects are perhaps the only abilities shared by all witches other than having a special ability. This is how Robin and Karasuma [[HunterOfHisOwnKind fight other witches]]. The rest of the human cast has to make do with wearing vials of Orbo and using [[WeaponizedWeakness bullets filled with the stuff]], which naturally cancels witch powers and weakens them on contact.

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* Every character in ''WitchHunterRobin'', ''Manga/WitchHunterRobin'', with a couple of caveats. Only [[WitchSpecies witches]] can naturally resist each other's powers; blocking attacks and GeoEffects are perhaps the only abilities shared by all witches other than having a special ability. This is how Robin and Karasuma [[HunterOfHisOwnKind fight other witches]]. The rest of the human cast has to make do with wearing vials of Orbo and using [[WeaponizedWeakness bullets filled with the stuff]], which naturally cancels witch powers and weakens them on contact.
12th Jan '16 12:06:53 PM GameFan
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* Although Kiristugu from FateZero is a mage himself he has all the characteristics of a traditional MageKiller (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.
** During the series he blows up an entire building to kill a single mage, [[DungeonBypass making all of the careful magic protections worthless]]. A story is also told of him doing the same thing to a passenger jet.
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