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5th Apr '18 2:01:27 AM Grisamentum
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* In The Armored Saint, a novel by [[http://mykecole.com/ Myke Cole,]] author of ''Literature/{{ShadowOps}}'', The local theocracy believes this to be the case, and spreads stories of how magic [[TheCorruption corrupts]] everything it is used on and how every magic user [[MagicIsAMonsterMagnet develops a portal in their eye]] which will quickly summon a [[TheDreaded demon]] if left unchecked. However, the protagonist soon meets a wizard who has practiced magic for years without any of these negative side effects ever occurring, and thus realizes that all of these notions are actually lies perpetrated by the theocracy. [[spoiler: [[TheReveal Or are they?]]]].

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* In The Armored Saint, a novel by [[http://mykecole.com/ Myke Cole,]] author of ''Literature/{{ShadowOps}}'', The the local theocracy believes this to be the case, and spreads stories of how magic [[TheCorruption corrupts]] everything it is used on and how every magic user [[MagicIsAMonsterMagnet develops a portal in their eye]] which will quickly summon a [[TheDreaded demon]] if left unchecked. However, the protagonist soon meets a wizard who has practiced magic for years without any of these negative side effects ever occurring, and thus realizes that all of these notions are actually lies perpetrated by the theocracy. [[spoiler: [[TheReveal Or are they?]]]].
5th Apr '18 2:00:55 AM Grisamentum
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* In The Armored Saint, a novel by [[http://mykecole.com/ Myke Cole,]] author of ''Literature/{{ShadowOps}}'',The local theocracy believes this to be the case, and spreads stories of how magic [[TheCorruption corrupts]] everything it is used on and how every magic user [[MagicIsAMonsterMagnet develops a portal in their eye]] which will quickly summon a [[TheDreaded demon]] if left unchecked. However, the protagonist soon meets a wizard who has practiced magic for years without any of these negative side effects ever occurring, and thus realizes that all of these notions are actually lies perpetrated by the theocracy. [[spoiler: [[TheReveal Or are they?]]]].

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* In The Armored Saint, a novel by [[http://mykecole.com/ Myke Cole,]] author of ''Literature/{{ShadowOps}}'',The ''Literature/{{ShadowOps}}'', The local theocracy believes this to be the case, and spreads stories of how magic [[TheCorruption corrupts]] everything it is used on and how every magic user [[MagicIsAMonsterMagnet develops a portal in their eye]] which will quickly summon a [[TheDreaded demon]] if left unchecked. However, the protagonist soon meets a wizard who has practiced magic for years without any of these negative side effects ever occurring, and thus realizes that all of these notions are actually lies perpetrated by the theocracy. [[spoiler: [[TheReveal Or are they?]]]].
5th Apr '18 2:00:29 AM Grisamentum
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* In The Iron Saint, a novel by [[http://mykecole.com/ Myke Cole,]] author of ''Literature/{{ShadowOps}}'',The local theocracy believes this to be the case, and spreads stories of how magic [[TheCorruption corrupts]] everything it is used on and how every magic user [[MagicIsAMonsterMagnet develops a portal in their eye]] which will quickly summon a [[TheDreaded demon]] if left unchecked. However, the protagonist soon meets a wizard who has practiced magic for years without any of these negative side effects ever occurring, and thus realizes that all of these notions are actually lies perpetrated by the theocracy. [[spoiler: [[TheReveal Or are they?]]]].

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* In The Iron Armored Saint, a novel by [[http://mykecole.com/ Myke Cole,]] author of ''Literature/{{ShadowOps}}'',The local theocracy believes this to be the case, and spreads stories of how magic [[TheCorruption corrupts]] everything it is used on and how every magic user [[MagicIsAMonsterMagnet develops a portal in their eye]] which will quickly summon a [[TheDreaded demon]] if left unchecked. However, the protagonist soon meets a wizard who has practiced magic for years without any of these negative side effects ever occurring, and thus realizes that all of these notions are actually lies perpetrated by the theocracy. [[spoiler: [[TheReveal Or are they?]]]].
5th Apr '18 1:59:14 AM Grisamentum
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* In The Iron Saint, a novel by [[http://mykecole.com/ Myke Cole,]] author of ''Literature/{{ShadowOps}}'',The local theocracy believes this to be the case, and spreads stories of how magic [[TheCorruption corrupts]] everything it is used on and how every magic user [[MagicIsAMonsterMagnet develops a portal in their eye]] which will quickly summon a [[TheDreaded demon]] if left unchecked. However, the protagonist soon meets a wizard who has practiced magic for years without any of these negative side effects ever occurring, and thus realizes that all of these notions are actually lies perpetrated by the theocracy. [[spoiler: [[TheReveal Or are they?]]]].
5th Apr '18 1:43:12 AM Grisamentum
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* While many characters and cultures in Franchise/TolkiensLegendarium exercise powers we would call "magical," the terms "magic" and "sorcery" usually imply artificially-acquired powers that seek to forcibly bend the world to the user's will and draw on Morgoth's lingering evil. Benevolent supernatural powers appear to come from divine force or from understanding and love of the world, rather than simple desire to control, and the Elves are frequently confused or annoyed by mortals calling their arts "magic".

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* While many characters and cultures in Franchise/TolkiensLegendarium exercise powers we would call "magical," the terms "magic" and "sorcery" usually imply artificially-acquired powers that seek to forcibly bend the world to the user's will and [[BlackMagic draw on Morgoth's lingering evil.evil]]. Benevolent supernatural powers appear to come from divine force or from understanding and love of the world, rather than simple desire to control, and the Elves are frequently confused or annoyed by mortals calling their arts "magic".
5th Apr '18 1:39:49 AM Grisamentum
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** Witches, who fuel their magic with their own life-force, are generally incredibly respected on the other hand. It's less that MagicIsEvil than Magic is Pricey, and who you make pay the price is the key.

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** Witches, who fuel their magic with their own life-force, are generally incredibly respected on the other hand. It's less that MagicIsEvil than [[PowerAtAPrice Magic is Pricey, Pricey]], and who you make pay the price is the key.
6th Feb '18 3:45:16 PM Discar
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->'''Tommy:''' Trumpy, you can do magic things!
->'''Crow:''' It's called "evil", kid.

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->'''Tommy:''' Trumpy, you can do magic things!
->'''Crow:'''
things!\\
'''Crow:'''
It's called "evil", kid.



* In ''Webcomic/ShadowsOfEnchantment'', enchantment is described as "an art that tempts with promises of power, wealth and miracles, but in the end only corrupts and destroys". TheKingdom considers ''the mere existence'' of a new batch of enchanters to be cause for high military alert.

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* In ''Webcomic/ShadowsOfEnchantment'', enchantment is described as "an art that tempts with promises of power, wealth and miracles, but in the end only corrupts and destroys". TheKingdom TheGoodKingdom considers ''the mere existence'' of a new batch of enchanters to be cause for high military alert.
2nd Feb '18 3:47:17 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* While many characters and cultures in [[Creator/JRRTolkien Tolkien's]] legendarium exercise powers we would call "magical," the terms "magic" and "sorcery" usually imply artificially-acquired powers that seek to forcibly bend the world to the user's will and draw on Morgoth's lingering evil. Benevolent supernatural powers appear to come from divine force or from understanding and love of the world, rather than simple desire to control, and the Elves are frequently confused or annoyed by mortals calling their arts "magic".
* Creator/CSLewis likewise plays this trope for all it's worth in ''Literature/TheMagiciansNephew''. Sure, some kinds of "magic" (usually divine in origin) are all right for the purposes of the story's narration, but not the occult kind of sorcery from our world the foolish and evil Uncle Andrew is practicing without even understanding very well what he's doing.

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* While many characters and cultures in [[Creator/JRRTolkien Tolkien's]] legendarium Franchise/TolkiensLegendarium exercise powers we would call "magical," the terms "magic" and "sorcery" usually imply artificially-acquired powers that seek to forcibly bend the world to the user's will and draw on Morgoth's lingering evil. Benevolent supernatural powers appear to come from divine force or from understanding and love of the world, rather than simple desire to control, and the Elves are frequently confused or annoyed by mortals calling their arts "magic".
* Creator/CSLewis (a friend and correspondent of Creator/JRRTolkien) likewise plays this trope for all it's worth in ''Literature/TheMagiciansNephew''. Sure, some kinds of "magic" (usually divine in origin) are all right for the purposes of the story's narration, but not the occult kind of sorcery from our world the foolish and evil Uncle Andrew is practicing without even understanding very well what he's doing.
30th Jan '18 3:31:09 AM YenSid13
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* So far every human in ''Series/OnceUponATime'' who has taken up magic has become corrupt, power hungry and cruel. Only the fairies seem to wield good magic and that may be because it's natural to them.

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* So far every human Played with in ''Series/OnceUponATime'' who has taken up where magic has become corrupt, power hungry is a mostly neutral force and cruel. Only it's morality depends on the fairies seem to wield good intentions of the user but can be split into Light and Dark magic and that may be because Dark magic at least always comes with a price. Magic is treated like drug addiction where if it's abused and used for selfish or malicious ends, the magic will become corrupted along with the user. Light magic in constrast doesn't seem to have a price or at least not as big a price as Dark magic. Light magic also appears to be natural to them.within humans and fairies.
18th Jan '18 8:42:36 AM BeerBaron
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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'': The Redguards of Hammerfell hold this view on two points; since they have a ProudWarriorRace culture, magic is seen as just something "the weak and the wicked" use to avoid a "real" fight, and in the areas controlled by the socially conservative and xenophobic Crowns, magic is seen as a dangerous foreign influence on top of that. The Redguards have a long history fighting the [[HalfHumanHybrid Bretons]] of neighbouring High Rock, a people who have an innate affinity for magic due to their [[OurElvesAreBetter Aldmeri]] ancestry and so tend to be wizards and {{Magic Knight}}s. Conjuration especially earns the dislike of the Redguards, as it deals with tampering with souls, creating undead (in a culture which reveres the honoured dead) and consorting with [[OurDemonsAreDifferent daedra]].

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'': The Redguards of Hammerfell hold this view on two points; since they have a ProudWarriorRace culture, magic is seen as just something "the weak and the wicked" use to avoid a "real" fight, and in the areas controlled by the socially conservative and xenophobic Crowns, magic is seen as a dangerous foreign influence on top of that. The Redguards have a long history fighting the [[HalfHumanHybrid Bretons]] of neighbouring neighboring High Rock, a people who have an innate affinity for magic due to their [[OurElvesAreBetter Aldmeri]] ancestry and so tend to be wizards and {{Magic Knight}}s. Conjuration especially [[SummonMagic Conjuration]] in particular earns the dislike ire of the Redguards, as it deals with tampering with souls, [[{{Necromancy}} creating undead undead]] (in a culture which reveres the honoured dead) honored dead), and consorting with [[OurDemonsAreDifferent daedra]].Daedra]].
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