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1st Aug '17 3:14:56 PM mr_dino42
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** Most, if not all of these rules, however, can be bypassed under one condition. as knowing the true name of something gives absolute control over it, knowing the true name of MAGIC ITSELF would therefore give you complete control over magic and its rules.

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** Most, if not all of these rules, however, can be bypassed under one condition. as knowing the true name of something gives absolute control over it, knowing the true name of MAGIC ITSELF would therefore give you complete control over magic and its rules. this is not an easy task, though, as the only person to actually discover it on their own had to spend over a century of research to even figure it out.
1st Aug '17 3:12:52 PM mr_dino42
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** Most, if not all of these rules, however, can be bypassed under one condition. as knowing the true name of something gives absolute control over it, knowing the true name of MAGIC ITSELF would therefore give you complete control over magic and its rules.
20th Jul '17 3:38:53 AM azbyc15243
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* ''LightNovel/TheUnexploredSummonBloodSign'' has an extremely complicated system of SummonMagic. The basic idea is that a summoner must be partnered with a vessel, and uses a long stick (the titular Blood Sign) to spell out the name of a particular Material (supernatural being), who possesses the vessel.
** All Materials belong to one of three classes. In ascending order of power, these are the Regulation-Class (monsters created by humans, as a means of accessing the higher classes), the Divine-Class (gods and other legendary figures) and the Unexplored-Class (all-female beings who represent the laws of the world itself).
** Within each class, the power of a Material is directly related to the number of letters in its name. This means that, for example, [[Myth/AztecMythology Quetzalcoatl]] is stronger than [[Myth/GreekMythology Zeus]] or [[Myth/NorseMythology Odin]].
** The 26 letters of the alphabet are divided into four categories: vowels, 'low' sounds (the first seven consonants), 'middle' sounds (the middle seven consonants) and 'high' sounds (the last seven consonants). All Materials belong to one of the three sound ranges, based on the composition of their name. For example, a Material with two high sounds and one low sounds would be 'high'. This leads to a form of TacticalRockPaperScissors: 'high' has an advantage over 'medium', 'medium' over 'low', and 'low' over high'.
** Materials are [[NighInvulnerability completely immune to non-magical means of attack]], and can only be harmed by other Materials. While summoning, summoners are surrounded by a protective circle which protects them from all forms of harm, including Material attacks.
** All Materials contain a Silhouette, a core which houses the vessel's mind. If this is destroyed, the Material will leave the vessel, and both summoner and vessel will experience a supernatural shock for 24 hours. In this state, they won't take any actions of their own accord, but will follow simple orders.
11th Jul '17 5:01:53 PM ZimFan89
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* ''[[Fanfic/GuardiansWizardsAndKungFuFighters Guardians, Wizards, and Kung-Fu Fighters]]'' clarifies that that the magic used by the [[WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}} Guardians and Meridianites]] (called Raw Magic) is different from the Chi Magic used by [[WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures Uncle, Tohru, and Wong]].

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* ''[[Fanfic/GuardiansWizardsAndKungFuFighters Guardians, Wizards, and Kung-Fu Fighters]]'' clarifies that that the magic used by the [[WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}} Guardians and Meridianites]] (called Raw Magic) is different from the Chi Magic used by [[WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures Uncle, Tohru, and Wong]]. However, [[spoiler: [[MysteriousWatcher Nimue]]]] later makes it clear that it's possible to use both types.
7th Jul '17 12:07:12 AM papyru30
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* In ''Literature/MasksOfAygrima'' magic moves like a liquid, can only be seen by people with "The Gift" and can only be used by a few gifted people, magic comes from living beings and comes in many colors and each color has a specific ability, all but a few gifted can only see one color of magic, magic is drawn to Black Lodestone and can only be used by someone who touches it, there are some gifted who can see and use all colors without touching it and can also tear magic from people's bodies but if someone dies near them, especially if they killed that person with magic, then they will be haunted by images of that person (called a Soulprint). Finally Black Lodestone exists only in the country of Aygrima and Soulprints are less prominent outside of Aygrima.
2nd Jul '17 1:00:03 AM NoxSky12599
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** Later it is revealed that Magic itself is an entity with a consciousness, and it's stated to have [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1116 a flair for the dramatic]]. Apparently, the rules of magic can occasionally require for one of multiple events to occur, [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1456 which is when its consciousness takes over]]. [[spoiler:[[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1832 It can also alter the rules of magic over time]], [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1833 though some things WILL stay constant with these changes]].]]

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** Later it is revealed that Magic itself is an entity with a consciousness, and it's stated to have has [[SentientCosmicForce sentience]] (as well as [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1116 a flair for the dramatic]].dramatic]]). Apparently, the rules of magic can occasionally require for one of multiple events to occur, [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1456 which is when its consciousness takes over]]. [[spoiler:[[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1832 It can also alter the its own rules of magic over time]], for how it works whenever it chooses]], [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1833 though usually some things WILL will stay constant with these changes]].constant]].]]
21st Jun '17 7:57:57 PM ZimFan89
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* ''[[Fanfic/GuardiansWizardsAndKungFuFighters Guardians, Wizards, and Kung-Fu Fighters]]'' clarifies that that the magic used by the [[WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}} Guardians and Meridianites]] (called Raw Magic) is different from the Chi Magic used by [[WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures Uncle, Tohru, and Wong]].
** [[Fanfic/OutOfTheCornerOfTheEye Another story]] by the same author also makes clear that the [[EldritchAbomination nature]] of the [[Literature/CthulhuMythos Outer Gods/Old Ones]] is utterly separate from Chi Magic.
14th Jun '17 2:18:32 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** The magical rules are being explained to the audience as the main characters learn them. Every time a new spell is introduced, the readers are told exactly what it is capable of. In addition, it has been explained [[http://egscomics.com/?date=2007-01-31 how characters gain new spells,]] and [[http://egscomics.com/?date=2008-11-13 how someone can gain access to magic to begin with]] (continued on the next two pages). It has also been stated that it is impossible to bring the dead back to life, create undead beyond telekinetically using a corpse as a puppet, and [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1285 to travel through time]] (though according to the author, time travel is only impossible because Tedd is so GenreSavvy that access to time travel would make him a BoringInvincibleHero).

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** The magical rules are being explained to the audience as the main characters learn them. Every time a new spell is introduced, the readers are told exactly what it is capable of. In addition, it has been explained [[http://egscomics.com/?date=2007-01-31 how characters gain new spells,]] and [[http://egscomics.com/?date=2008-11-13 how someone can gain access to magic to begin with]] (continued on the next two pages). It has also been stated that it is impossible to bring the dead back to life, create undead beyond telekinetically using a corpse as a puppet, and [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1285 to travel through time]] (though according to the author, time travel is only impossible because Tedd is so GenreSavvy that having access to time travel would make him a BoringInvincibleHero).
10th Jun '17 3:05:39 PM Gravidef
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* ''Series/{{Bewitched}}'', the UrExample of many shows about magic, was surprisingly consistent in its rule system for casting spells. The basic rules were as follows:
** Typically, only a particular witch or warlock could undo any charm they had personally cast.
** If it was possible for another magic user to reverse a spell, they had to get it ''exactly'' right, often by determining what movements and words the caster used in the first place.
** Generally speaking, magic had to be done with extreme precision--one wrong word or movement would either make the spell fail. or cause some kind of strange side-effect.
** Mortals were unable to learn magic, though they could use enchanted objects.
** ThePowerOfLove was far too great for any magic user to control; similarly, witches and warlocks couldn't raise the dead, although it was possible to ''summon'' famous individuals from their own time period, when they were still alive.
8th Jun '17 9:36:24 PM nombretomado
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** Part of what helps keep the WhateleyUniverse canon stories straight is the secret "[[AllThereInTheManual Whateley Academy Universe Bible]]" that only canon authors are allowed access to -- this lays out every single "rule" for the storyline, canon characters, backstory, etc

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** Part of what helps keep the WhateleyUniverse Whateley Universe canon stories straight is the secret "[[AllThereInTheManual Whateley Academy Universe Bible]]" that only canon authors are allowed access to -- this lays out every single "rule" for the storyline, canon characters, backstory, etc
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