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26th Jun '16 1:44:45 AM HelloLamppost
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See Also SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic when Magic is treated as like a science. See also: NotUsingTheZWord, AMechByAnyOtherName, InsistentTerminology, MagicVersusScience, DoingInTheWizard, FlatEarthAtheist, SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic.

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See Also SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic when Magic is treated as like a science. See also: NotUsingTheZWord, AMechByAnyOtherName, InsistentTerminology, MagicVersusScience, DoingInTheWizard, FlatEarthAtheist, SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic.FlatEarthAtheist.
26th Jun '16 1:44:07 AM HelloLamppost
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See Also SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic when Magic is treated as like a science. See also: NotUsingTheZWord, AMechByAnyOtherName, InsistentTerminology, MagicVersusScience, DoingInTheWizard, FlatEarthAtheist.

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See Also SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic when Magic is treated as like a science. See also: NotUsingTheZWord, AMechByAnyOtherName, InsistentTerminology, MagicVersusScience, DoingInTheWizard, FlatEarthAtheist.FlatEarthAtheist, SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic.
26th Jun '16 1:42:01 AM HelloLamppost
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See Also SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic when Magic is treated as like a science. See also: NotUsingTheZWord, AMechByAnyOtherName.

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See Also SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic when Magic is treated as like a science. See also: NotUsingTheZWord, AMechByAnyOtherName.AMechByAnyOtherName, InsistentTerminology, MagicVersusScience, DoingInTheWizard, FlatEarthAtheist.
12th May '16 5:18:30 AM Slothgirl
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* ''Literature/{{Runemarks}}'' uses 'glam'. TheGospelOfLoki makes it clear that this is exactly the same as the thing we call magic.
11th May '16 10:52:45 PM Shadeblade11
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* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'': The Ripple and later, Stands

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* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'': The Ripple and later, StandsStands. And then there's the Bow and Arrow, Spin, and the Wall Eyes.
8th Apr '16 10:40:41 PM JustaUsername
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': The Force, right down to being split between Light and Dark magic. While there's a minor bit of DoingInTheWizar d-- Obi-Wan initially presents it as "an energy field" generated by living beings, and the prequels infamously include a VoodooShark involving micro-organisms in the bloodstream, for all functional purposes, it's magic.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': The Force, right down to being split between Light and Dark magic. While there's a minor bit of DoingInTheWizar d-- DoingInTheWizard-- Obi-Wan initially presents it as "an energy field" generated by living beings, and the prequels infamously include a VoodooShark involving micro-organisms in the bloodstream, for all functional purposes, it's magic.
31st Mar '16 11:29:33 AM StFan
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* In the ValiantComics titles set in the 41st Century (''Magnus: Robot Fighter'', ''Rai and the Future Force'' and ''Psi-Lords''), "ectotheric energy" is used by some people to achieve the effect of "magic", even though it is in reality a variation of PsychicPowers and is scientifically comprehensible. "Necromancy" occurs in many titles from the 20th Century, and is even more overtly expressed as a kind of "magic" (obviously, given the name), although it too is really psychic in nature.

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* In the ValiantComics Creator/ValiantComics titles set in the 41st Century (''Magnus: Robot Fighter'', ''Rai and the Future Force'' and ''Psi-Lords''), "ectotheric energy" is used by some people to achieve the effect of "magic", even though it is in reality a variation of PsychicPowers and is scientifically comprehensible. "Necromancy" occurs in many titles from the 20th Century, and is even more overtly expressed as a kind of "magic" (obviously, given the name), although it too is really psychic in nature.
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': The Force, right down to being split between Light and Dark magic. While there's a minor bit of DoingInTheWizard-- Obi-Wan initially presents it as "an energy field" generated by living beings, and the prequels infamously include a VoodooShark involving micro-organisms in the bloodstream, for all functional purposes, it's magic.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': The Force, right down to being split between Light and Dark magic. While there's a minor bit of DoingInTheWizard-- DoingInTheWizar d-- Obi-Wan initially presents it as "an energy field" generated by living beings, and the prequels infamously include a VoodooShark involving micro-organisms in the bloodstream, for all functional purposes, it's magic.



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** The Carrionites - witches who used what the Doctor insisted was not magic, but physics based on words rather than numbers.
** It also has Block Transfer Computations - complex mathematical equations that were never openly compared to magic, but the most blatant use of them (at least until the novels decided that [=TARDISes=] were made out of them) involved a planet of monastic aliens chanting arcane formulae to reshape reality.

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** The Carrionites - -- witches who used what the Doctor insisted was not magic, but physics based on words rather than numbers.
** It also has Block Transfer Computations - -- complex mathematical equations that were never openly compared to magic, but the most blatant use of them (at least until the novels decided that [=TARDISes=] were made out of them) involved a planet of monastic aliens chanting arcane formulae to reshape reality.



--->'''Rose:''' "What's that mean?"
--->'''The Doctor:''' "No idea, I just made it up. Didn't want to say 'magic door.'"

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--->'''Rose:''' "What's What's that mean?"
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%%* ''Videogame/{{Half-Life 1}}'': The Vortessence

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%%* ''Videogame/{{Half-Life 1}}'': ''Videogame/HalfLife1'': The Vortessence



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** The old stories and legends of the setting's current SteamPunk era include magic-using figures (explicitly as ancestors to the "modern" scientists), hinting that the Spark may indeed be some kind of RealityWarper power which manifests through the individual's understanding of how the world works (ie. people used to believe in magic, so Sparks did magic, science has replaced that worldview, so Sparks do science).

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** The old stories and legends of the setting's current SteamPunk era include magic-using figures (explicitly as ancestors to the "modern" scientists), hinting that the Spark may indeed be some kind of RealityWarper power which manifests through the individual's understanding of how the world works (ie.(i.e. people used to believe in magic, so Sparks did magic, science has replaced that worldview, so Sparks do science).



10th Feb '16 5:53:37 AM Prime32
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* In ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' (and the spinoff, ''Manga/ACertainScientificRailgun''), [[PsychicPowers espers]] are basically just [[FunctionalMagic Inherent Gift]] magic under a different name. Really, the only difference between the mages and the espers is that the mages use lots of crutches in the form of magic circles and magic items that the espers don't. And espers only get one power, while mages can learn multiple ([[CripplingOverspecialization though most don't learn more than a few]]).

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* In ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' (and the spinoff, ''Manga/ACertainScientificRailgun''), [[PsychicPowers espers]] esper powers]] are basically just [[FunctionalMagic Inherent Gift]] magic under a different name. Really, the only difference between the mages and the espers is that the mages use lots of crutches in the form of magic circles and magic items that the espers don't. And espers only get one power, while mages can learn multiple ([[CripplingOverspecialization though most don't learn more than a few]]).few]]).
** The lines between esper abilities and magic are further broken down when it turns out that that the training programme for unlocking esper potential was invented by a mage, based on a ritual intended to give the user traits of angels (and that the so-far theoretical [[ReadingsAreOffTheScale Level 6 espers]] are essentially [[DeityOfHumanOrigin Deities of Human Origin]]). And while ''most'' esper powers tend to follow a scientific principle such as control over electricity or friction, Gemstones (espers who unlocked their powers at a young age without training) often have far more abstract powers or ones with [[ComboPlatterPowers multiple seemingly unrelated uses]].
17th Jan '16 6:14:53 PM Prometheus117
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* ''{{WebAnimation/RWBY}}'': Subverted. WordOfGod states that Dust was used in place of magic to intentionally avoid using the word during [[http://youtu.be/D8o4neUbtcc?t=29m48s their RTX panel]]. However, since then, he, and the rest of the staff, have freely described certain characters as "mages".

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* ''{{WebAnimation/RWBY}}'': Subverted. WordOfGod states that Dust was used in place of magic to intentionally avoid using the word during [[http://youtu.be/D8o4neUbtcc?t=29m48s their RTX panel]]. However, since then, he, and the rest of the staff, have freely described certain characters as "mages". [[spoiler:And as it turns out, there are ''literal'' magic users in this world whose powers are not related to Dust or Aura. And one of them happens to be the BigBad...]]
4th Jan '16 6:00:43 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''VideoGame/BioShock'': Plasmids. ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite'' replaces them with "Vigors." You drink them instead of injecting with a syringe, but other than that they work the same. There's some TechnoBabble [[AllThereInTheManual in the manual]] about a species of sea slug that produces large quantities of stem cells that make [[GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke genetic engineering]] much easier, but no amount of genetics explains where the {{fireball}}s or [[BeeBeeGun bees]] that fly out of your hand come from.

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* ''VideoGame/BioShock'': Plasmids. ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite'' replaces them with "Vigors." You drink them instead of injecting with a syringe, but other than that they work the same. There's some TechnoBabble [[AllThereInTheManual in the manual]] about a species of sea slug that produces large quantities of stem cells that make [[GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke genetic engineering]] much easier, but no amount of genetics explains where the {{fireball}}s {{fireballs}} or [[BeeBeeGun bees]] that fly out of your hand come from.
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