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11th Jun '16 6:36:16 PM nombretomado
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* In TanyaHuff's ''Literature/SmokeAndShadows'' novels, Tony Foster, who already seems to be a WeirdnessMagnet, finds that he attracts even more supernatural phenomena once he becomes an actual wizard. His vampire ex-boyfriend (need more be said?) warns him that now that he is "a player" he stands out from the ranks of ordinary humanity and will inevitably attract attention. Not that Tony didn't have a history of stumbling into the supernatural anyway.

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* In TanyaHuff's Creator/TanyaHuff's ''Literature/SmokeAndShadows'' novels, Tony Foster, who already seems to be a WeirdnessMagnet, finds that he attracts even more supernatural phenomena once he becomes an actual wizard. His vampire ex-boyfriend (need more be said?) warns him that now that he is "a player" he stands out from the ranks of ordinary humanity and will inevitably attract attention. Not that Tony didn't have a history of stumbling into the supernatural anyway.
10th May '16 11:47:09 PM TheSinful
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* ''Anime/YuYuHakusho'': After the Chapter Black arc, Genkai tells a group of humans who developed spirit powers to only use their powers if their life is in danger as doing so will attract demons to them. [[FridgeLogic Though given that they were considered roughly B rank fighters and most demons in the human world are C rank and below, it's not much of a threat.]]
14th Jan '16 6:15:31 AM malonkey1
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** ''TabletopGame/DemonTheDescent'': Using Exploits (more outrageous, obvious powers than the subtler Embeds) and making Gadgets can cause Compromises, alerting the God-Machine to your presence.
26th Dec '15 7:13:43 PM Xelloss08
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* In ''Literature/TheGirlFromTheWell'', the five magic seals which bind the woman in black to Tark have the side-effect of drawing the attention of many lesser evil spirits.
20th Oct '15 10:18:26 AM Willbyr
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* Engine Machine technology in ''VisualNovel/ShikkokuNoSharnoth'' and ''SekienNoInganock'' can cause mutations that allow for some weird form of magic. Both of these attract monsters.

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* Engine Machine technology in ''VisualNovel/ShikkokuNoSharnoth'' and ''SekienNoInganock'' ''VisualNovel/SekienNoInganock'' can cause mutations that allow for some weird form of magic. Both of these attract monsters.
18th Oct '15 3:06:05 PM Demetrios
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* In the ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}}'' universe, using magic attracts demons, but then so does going for a walk or having a quiet dinner at home...

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* In the ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}}'' universe, using magic attracts is said to attract demons, but then [[EverythingTryingToKillYou so does going for a walk or having a quiet dinner at home...]]
12th Oct '15 7:55:02 PM M84
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* In ''Literature/TheShining'', the evil supernatural presence in the Overlook Hotel can't do much to people with little to no PsychicPowers (the titular "Shining"). When someone as gifted as Danny shows up, very bad things happen. The sequel ''Literature/DoctorSleep'' reveals that some of the Overlook's spirits continued to haunt Danny well into adulthood [[spoiler:though by then he has become strong enough to seal them in his own mind.]]
2nd Sep '15 12:37:21 AM LovePsychothefirst
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* ''Manga/UshioAndTora'' has this lampshaded by another character, who notes sticking around in Japan with the Beast Spear is probably the best way for him to get his revenge. [[spoiler: He's right.]]
3rd Aug '15 10:19:50 PM LaStella
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* Literature/{{Discworld}} magic draws the [[EldritchAbomination Things from the Dungeon Dimensions]], although you have to go fairly overboard to make a path large enough for them to come through. This seems to be a bigger problem for wizards than witches, and hasn't been a serious threat since ''Sourcery''.

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* Literature/{{Discworld}} magic draws the [[EldritchAbomination Things from the Dungeon Dimensions]], although you have to go fairly overboard to make a path large enough for them to come through. This seems to be a bigger problem for wizards than witches, and hasn't been a serious threat since ''Sourcery''.''Moving Pictures''.
24th Apr '15 2:16:47 AM WhosAsking
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** Somewhere between mundane and magical are the palantir. Basically, one palantir can commune with any other palantir. That's the magical part. The mundane reason they're monster magnets is because ''Sauron'' has one. Using a palantir means he'll notice you and try to exert influence on you.


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** Another pair of Eddings' series, ''Literature/TheElenium'' and ''The Tamuli'' also touches on the idea that magic (being of divine origin here) has a signature that someone can sense if looking for it. Even the legendary Bhelliom emits this kind of "noise" when it's invoked. But there is one exception: [[spoiler:Delphaeic magic, because the Delphae were ''cursed'' for their own protection; curses are naturally "silent"]].
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