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7th Feb '17 12:28:03 AM Seth_Phoenix2000
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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. All magic is evil and it can be very addicting if you use it repeatedly. Willow used a simple shield charm in season seven when she was recovering from addiction and temporarily snapped to her evil persona. It also turns your eyes into black pits and tends to corrupt you always. Every magic user except for Tara was evil or turned evil to a certain extent.

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. All magic is evil and it can be very addicting addictive if you use it repeatedly. Willow used a simple shield charm in season seven when she was recovering from addiction and temporarily snapped to her evil persona. It also turns your eyes into black pits and tends to corrupt you always. Every magic user except for Tara was evil or turned evil to a certain extent.
18th Jan '17 12:43:15 PM FringeBenefits
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* Most squirrels in ''{{Tasakeru}}'' follow this viewpoint, believing that only the Gods should alter the natural order. The degree to which this applies varies greatly; some families allow usage of the magically-infused [[AppliedPhlebotinum spellstones]] crafted by mages of other species, and some reject any and all magic, spellstones included.

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* Most squirrels in ''{{Tasakeru}}'' ''{{Literature/Tasakeru}}'' follow this viewpoint, believing that only the Gods should alter the natural order. The degree to which this applies varies greatly; some families allow usage of the magically-infused [[AppliedPhlebotinum spellstones]] crafted by mages of other species, and some reject any and all magic, spellstones included.
18th Jan '17 7:11:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu'', learning and using CthulhuMythos magic causes the user to lose Sanity points and eventually go insane. Most people using such magic are Mythos cultists who are both crazy and evil.

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* In ''TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu'', learning and using CthulhuMythos Franchise/CthulhuMythos magic causes the user to lose Sanity points and eventually go insane. Most people using such magic are Mythos cultists who are both crazy and evil.
26th Dec '16 11:17:05 PM Valen
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* It's hidden very well in ''VideoGame/DemonsSouls'', but it's there: subtle clues that reveal that the Soul Arts (Which are essentially BloodMagic with the less tangible kind of life essence) are not only evil, but a direct result of an EldritchAbomination called the Old One that wants to [[OmnicidalManiac consume the souls of everything in existence]]. It can't eat souls directly, so it grants men the Soul Arts to use, become obsessed with, and ultimately turn into demons that collect souls for the Old One. The most important and well-known mage you meet in the game, Sage Freke, goes mad at the end of the game and asks you to let the Old One be just to keep the Soul Arts around. You could always try purifying the demon's souls to make miracles as countersigns against them, but...
--> '''Talisman of Beasts item description:''' The symbol of God was nothing more than the image of the Old One.
4th Dec '16 11:56:19 AM nombretomado
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* In ''VideoGame/AgeOfConan'', all of the mage classes use evil magic in some form, the necromancer simply uses dark powers, while the demonologist and Herald of Xotli make pacts with demons. Being based on the world of [[ConanTheBarbarian you-know-who]], this is hardly unexpected.

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* In ''VideoGame/AgeOfConan'', all of the mage classes use evil magic in some form, the necromancer simply uses dark powers, while the demonologist and Herald of Xotli make pacts with demons. Being based on the world of [[ConanTheBarbarian [[Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian you-know-who]], this is hardly unexpected.
4th Dec '16 11:55:31 AM nombretomado
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* Most of the magic-wielders that [[ConanTheBarbarian Conan of Cimmeria]] encounters are extraordinarily malevolent, and the magic they practice tends to require truly awful material components and blood sacrifice. Just one example involves magics which need [[spoiler:candles made from the bodies of [[VirginPower virgins]] strangled with their mother's hair and their [[ILoveTheDead virginity taken after their death]] [[ParentalIncest by their father]]]].

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* Most of the magic-wielders that [[ConanTheBarbarian [[Literature/ConanTheBarbarian Conan of Cimmeria]] encounters are extraordinarily malevolent, and the magic they practice tends to require truly awful material components and blood sacrifice. Just one example involves magics which need [[spoiler:candles made from the bodies of [[VirginPower virgins]] strangled with their mother's hair and their [[ILoveTheDead virginity taken after their death]] [[ParentalIncest by their father]]]].
10th Nov '16 9:42:29 PM poi99
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->'''Ned Flanders''': Then Franchise/HarryPotter and all his wizard friends went straight to Hell for practicing witchcraft!\\
''[Flings the book into the fire.]''\\
'''Todd''': Yay!
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', "Trilogy of Error"
7th Nov '16 4:03:37 PM thatmadork
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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]].
27th Oct '16 11:17:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* Creator/HPLovecraft's ''CthulhuMythos'' stories. Those who use Mythos magic tend to be extremely evil (and nearly always insane).

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* Creator/HPLovecraft's ''CthulhuMythos'' ''Franchise/CthulhuMythos'' stories. Those who use Mythos magic tend to be extremely evil (and nearly always insane).



* Creator/ClarkAshtonSmith's ''{{Averoigne}}'' stories. In Averoigne, magic use is considered evil by the Church and the populace.

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* Creator/ClarkAshtonSmith's ''{{Averoigne}}'' ''Literature/{{Averoigne}}'' stories. In Averoigne, magic use is considered evil by the Church and the populace.



* ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' seems to be playing around with this trope. While [[BlackAndGrayMorality it is hard to separate good from evil in the setting]], magic seems to be decidedly unpleasant, carries a big cost, and usually results in someone dying.

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* ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' seems to be playing around with this trope. While [[BlackAndGrayMorality it is hard to separate good from evil in the setting]], magic seems to be decidedly unpleasant, carries a big cost, and usually results in someone dying.
22nd Oct '16 9:20:23 AM Eievie
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->'''Ned Flanders''': "Then Franchise/HarryPotter and all his wizard friends went straight to Hell for practicing witchcraft!"
->[Flings the book into the fire.]
->'''Todd''': "Yay!"

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->'''Ned Flanders''': "Then Then Franchise/HarryPotter and all his wizard friends went straight to Hell for practicing witchcraft!"
->[Flings
witchcraft!\\
''[Flings
the book into the fire.]
->'''Todd''': "Yay!"
]''\\
'''Todd''': Yay!
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