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16th Feb '18 7:06:33 AM Qrow
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** A particularly {{Jerkass}} example is Baral, a KnightTemplar from Kaladesh who [[FantasticRacism hates all mages]] [[note]] on Kaladesh, any form of magic other than Artifact-based is so rare most people don't even know it ''exists'' [[/note]], and uses AntiMagic to hunt them. This guy is the reason Chandra's [[TraumaticSuperPowerAwakening spark ignited]] when she was only ''[[WouldHurtAChild ten]]''
18th Jan '18 2:35:52 PM Derkhan
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* ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' has Adjunct Lorn, known as the Empress' mage killer. Her otataral sword has a magic-negating aura.

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* The ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' has Adjunct Lorn, known as the Empress' Empress's mage killer. Her otataral Otataral sword has [[AntiMagic negates magic]], which in addition to her skill in combat makes her an effective mage hunter (although this is not her only job). This may however be a magic-negating aura.case of EarlyInstallmentWeirdness, because while the Otataral sword remains the Adjunct's sign of office throughout the series, her job as the Empress's mage hunter is never mentioned again outside the first book.
11th Jan '18 9:31:41 PM AnotherGuy
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* In ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords'', [[spoiler:Atton Rand]] is discovered to have been a Jedi hunter during the Jedi Civil War. He was part of a squad that was trained in ways to kill Jedi, or capture them and [[ColdBloodedTorture torture them into insanity]] and [[BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil make them fall to the Dark Side.]] There is a also a dialogue option that allows him to tell you the ways in dealing with Jedi, provided you have sufficient RelationshipValues with him.

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* In ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords'', [[spoiler:Atton Rand]] is discovered to have been a Jedi hunter during the Jedi Civil War. He was part of a squad that was trained in ways to kill Jedi, or capture them and [[ColdBloodedTorture torture them into insanity]] and [[BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil make them fall to the Dark Side.]] There is a also a dialogue option that allows him to tell you the ways in dealing with Jedi, provided you have sufficient RelationshipValues with him.him; part of it involves PsychicStatic to prevent mindreading.
30th Dec '17 3:59:04 PM Zuxtron
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** Magina the Anti-Mage. While he can be and often is built simply as a DPS machine, his passive ManaBurn attack bonus, added resistance to magic damage, and ability to damage a target based on its lack of mana all point to this trope.
*** In Dota 2, his backstory and voice responses also reveal that he's a WitchHunter of the FantasticRacism variety (whether he really uses modified "techniques" that he learned from his old masters to supplement his mage-killing power, or if he's just a straight-up hypocrite, remains unclear). His backstory even states that after an undead army wiped out the monastery that he lived in, he "[swore] to obliterate not only the Dead God's magic users--but to put an end to magic altogether."

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** Magina the Anti-Mage. While he can be and often is built simply as a DPS machine, his passive ManaBurn attack bonus, added resistance to magic damage, and ability to damage a target based on its lack of mana all point to this trope.
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trope. In Dota 2, his backstory and voice responses also reveal that he's a WitchHunter of the FantasticRacism variety (whether he really uses modified "techniques" that he learned from his old masters to supplement his mage-killing power, or if he's just a straight-up hypocrite, remains unclear). His backstory even states that after an undead army wiped out the monastery that he lived in, he "[swore] to obliterate not only the Dead God's magic users--but to put an end to magic altogether."



** Yet ''another'' good Mage Killer is Lucifer The Doom. He has high hp, which while lowered in use against physical damage thanks to his low armor, doesn't affect it's ability to absorb magical attacks. His ultimate ''Doom'' shuts down both spells and items, which often are other spells that could otherwise be used. His LVL? Death ability acts as a interrupt against channeled spells and he can kill most summoned creeps that the enemy bring out with his Devour, gaining their abilities in the process. After he has nullified everything a caster has in their aresenal, he just [[BoringYetPractical walks up to them and beats them to death with his burning sword]].

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** Yet ''another'' good Mage Killer is Lucifer The Doom. He has high hp, which while lowered in use against physical damage thanks to his low armor, doesn't affect it's ability to absorb magical attacks. His ultimate ''Doom'' shuts down both spells and items, which often are other spells that could otherwise be used. His LVL? Death ability acts as a interrupt against channeled spells and he can kill most summoned creeps that the enemy bring out with his Devour, gaining their abilities in the process. After he has nullified everything a caster has in their aresenal, he just [[BoringYetPractical walks up to them and beats them to death with his burning sword]].
17th Dec '17 2:41:05 AM KOman
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** The final ArcVillain Iihiko is a much more straightforward example; he {{No Sell}}s any Skill from the aforementioned Abnormals, even the 12 ''quadrillion'' utilized by a PhysicalGod, [[spoiler:easily killing her with a rubber band]]. However, another set of powers called [[WordsCanBreakMyBones Styles]] still works on him.
2nd Oct '17 8:27:51 AM DarkPhoenix94
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* In ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'', [[spoiler: the Winter Soldier]] is believed to have some degree of AntiMagic. As it happens, he doesn't and being both a SuperSoldier and a CombatPragmatist with ImprobableAimingSkills, he really doesn't need it.

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* In ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'', [[spoiler: the Winter Soldier]] Soldier is believed to have some degree of AntiMagic. As it happens, he doesn't and being both a SuperSoldier and a CombatPragmatist with ImprobableAimingSkills, he really doesn't need it.it - he's either right up close before you know what's happened, or he's put a bullet in your skull.
28th Sep '17 5:31:57 PM GM_3826
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** Mist in ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Path of Radiance]]'' [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius and]] ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Radiant Dawn]]'' can become this with a little effort. As a Cleric/Valkyrie she has an incredibly high RES stat that makes her all but immune to magic attacks. Once she promotes to Valkyrie she gains the ability to use swords and [[MagikarpPower with a little effort]] can easily fulfill this role.

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** Mist in ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Path of Radiance]]'' [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius and]] ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Radiant Dawn]]'' can become this with a little effort.this. As a Cleric/Valkyrie she has an incredibly high RES stat that makes her all but immune to magic attacks. Once she promotes to Valkyrie she gains the ability to use swords and [[MagikarpPower with a little effort]] can easily fulfill this role.
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.
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