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26th Sep '17 7:58:11 AM Julia1984
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends'' episode "Bright Lights," victims who have their shadow stolen become weak and sick. As Galaxy explains, "That makes sense. No doubt they feel empty and incomplete -- the loss of their shadows being an outward sign of some loss of substance." Good luck trying to understand ''that'' last sentence when you're 5-years-old.
15th Sep '17 11:17:10 PM Discar
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* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' often has Touma Kamijou frustrated when Index or another magical character starts explaining things this way. In turn, the magical character often complains that Touma must be an idiot for not being able to understand something they have known since childhood.
-->'''Touma''': It feels like you're just throwing all this weird terminology at me.

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* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' often has ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'':
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Touma Kamijou is often frustrated when Index or another magical character starts explaining things this way. In turn, the magical character often complains that Touma must be an idiot for not being able to understand something they have known since childhood.
-->'''Touma''': --->'''Touma''': It feels like you're just throwing all this weird terminology at me.me.
** Touma has an advantage over the rest of the Science-side characters, since [[LockedOutOfTheLoop most of them don't even know magic exists]]. Whenever a magician tries to explain anything, they're inevitably mistaken for a weird [[PsychicPowers esper]] who is insisting on using meaningless fantasy terminology for some random reason. Mikoto listens patiently to a burst of MagiBabble and then tries to translate it into scientific terms (causing the magician to just give up), and when Accelerator witnesses a necromancer cast a spell with InstantRunes, he wonders if she's using the historical symbolism to strengthen her [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve Personal Reality]].
8th Jun '17 9:34:29 PM nombretomado
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* Given the amount of TechnoBabble in the WhateleyUniverse, it shouldn't be surprising that the authors let the wizards in the stories dump loads of MagiBabble too. Most of the stories that have one of the teachers from the Magical Arts Department have at least ''some'' MagiBabble cropping up.

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* Given the amount of TechnoBabble in the WhateleyUniverse, Literature/WhateleyUniverse, it shouldn't be surprising that the authors let the wizards in the stories dump loads of MagiBabble too. Most of the stories that have one of the teachers from the Magical Arts Department have at least ''some'' MagiBabble cropping up.
8th Apr '17 5:15:55 AM MartinusXIV
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* Sequel Videogame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim allows you to have a conversation with Riften's resident court mage [[AbsentMindedProfessor Wylandriah]] about her investigation into a magical construct and a reagent that will allow said construct to maintain a field of permanent harmonic energy. Expressing interest in the topic results in a discussion on theoretical applied harmonics and Ralston's constant of universal inversion and how to apply them to hold magic fields in place while simultaniousely counteracting complete universal collapse... If that doesn't make much sense to you, but you don't want to admit it, don't worry... you can [[InsaneTrollLogic talk your way out of it]]...

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* Sequel Videogame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim allows you to have a conversation with Riften's resident court mage [[AbsentMindedProfessor Wylandriah]] about her investigation into a magical construct and a reagent that will allow said construct to maintain a field of permanent harmonic energy. Expressing interest in the topic results in a discussion on theoretical applied harmonics and Ralston's constant of universal inversion and how to apply them to hold magic fields in place while simultaniousely counteracting complete universal collapse...collapse (and [[MetaGuy observing the mysterious disappearance]] [[NoodleImplements of calipers]] from Tamriel since the beginning of the 4th era)... If that doesn't make much sense to you, but you don't want to admit it, don't worry... you can [[InsaneTrollLogic talk your way out of it]]...
8th Apr '17 2:50:35 AM MartinusXIV
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* Sequel Videogame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim allows you to have a conversation with Riften's resident court mage [[AbsentMindedProfessor Wylandriah]] about her investigation into a magical construct and a reagent that will allow said construct to maintain a field of permanent harmonic energy. Expressing interest in the topic results in a discussion on theoretical applied harmonics and Ralston's constant of universal inversion and how to apply them to hold magic fields in place while simultaniousely counteracting complete universal collapse... If that doesn't make much sense to you, but you don't want to admit it, don't worry... you can [[InsaneTrollLogic talk your way out of it]]...
26th Mar '17 12:45:51 AM AlaAlba
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* In Manga/MahouSenseiNegima, there are training arcs just to describe the exact mechanic of MidSeasonUpgrade the heroes have to access, what kind of conditions they have to fulfill and drawbacks the techniques/spells will befall to the users, how the techniques are different between the users' elemental affinity or magic cultures, etc. And as if manga panels are not enough, each of the manga's volumes has its author note filled with nothing but pages of real life references of each spell or magic practice used in the manga.
15th Mar '17 7:37:26 PM Argon2
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* ''LightNovel/TheIrregularAtMagicHighSchool'''s manga adaptation had little indexes at the end of each book to explain things like Eidos and decomposition-type magic.
30th Jan '17 1:05:48 PM FordPrefect
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** Additionally, the Archive, a single human whose purpose is to be the physical containment of the entirety of humankind's body of written knowledge. This includes everything that has been written about the usage of magic. While a normal human with no inherit gifts, she is still probably the most adept magic caster on earth, knowledge that doubtlessly includes not only how to cast any spell, but how they work, and why they work.

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** Additionally, the Archive, a single human whose purpose is to be the physical containment of the entirety of humankind's body of written knowledge. This includes everything that has been written about the usage of magic. While a normal human with no inherit inherent gifts, she is still probably the most adept magic caster on earth, knowledge that doubtlessly includes not only how to cast any spell, but how they work, and why they work.
28th Dec '16 10:41:23 PM Xtifr
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* The Bob Howard[=/=][[TheLaundrySeries Laundry]] stories by Creator/CharlesStross are *made* of this trope. The magic in this setting is based on mathematics and computer science -- Alan Turing invented the local {{Magitek}} -- and it reads like a cross between MIT's 6.001 and Abdul Alhazred.

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* The Bob Howard[=/=][[TheLaundrySeries Laundry]] stories In ''Literature/TheLaundryFiles'' by Creator/CharlesStross are *made* of this trope. The Creator/CharlesStross, the magic in this setting is based on mathematics and computer science -- Alan science--Alan Turing invented the local {{Magitek}} -- and {{Magitek}}--and it reads like a cross between MIT's 6.001 and Abdul Alhazred.
30th Oct '16 10:15:03 AM nombretomado
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* {{GURPS}}: Thaumatology has a perk that allows your character to spout an endless amount of meaningless but authentic sounding nonsense at the drop of a hat.

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* {{GURPS}}: ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'': Thaumatology has a perk that allows your character to spout an endless amount of meaningless but authentic sounding nonsense at the drop of a hat.
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