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21st May '17 12:50:44 PM nombretomado
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* In [[http://wanderers-library.wikidot.com/the-rise-of-the-steam-soul The Rise of the Steam Soul]] from TheWanderersLibrary mages wage ware against each other with no regard for its effects on others, killing thousands and destroying most of the land.

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* In [[http://wanderers-library.wikidot.com/the-rise-of-the-steam-soul The Rise of the Steam Soul]] from TheWanderersLibrary ''Wiki/TheWanderersLibrary'' mages wage ware against each other with no regard for its effects on others, killing thousands and destroying most of the land.
20th May '17 1:31:30 PM nombretomado
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* ''VagrantStory'' describes magic as an unnatural act only possible by using The Dark, and dooms the user to an incomplete death.

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* ''VagrantStory'' ''VideoGame/VagrantStory'' describes magic as an unnatural act only possible by using The Dark, and dooms the user to an incomplete death.
6th Apr '17 6:59:47 PM orvillethird
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->'''Tommy:''' Trumpy, you can do magic things!
->'''Crow:''' It's called "evil", kid.
-->-- ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', "[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S03E03PodPeople Pod People]]"
4th Apr '17 8:47:01 PM PaulA
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* DavidFarland pointed out in the introduction to his short story ''The Mooncalf'' that the farther back one goes in traditional Arthurian legend, the less things like powerful wizards, enchanted swords, and ladies who live in lakes seem benevolent. His story was an attempt to capture that flavor, where it's magic itself that ultimately will doom Camelot to tragedy.

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* DavidFarland Creator/DavidFarland pointed out in the introduction to his short story ''The Mooncalf'' that the farther back one goes in traditional Arthurian legend, the less things like powerful wizards, enchanted swords, and ladies who live in lakes seem benevolent. His story was an attempt to capture that flavor, where it's magic itself that ultimately will doom Camelot to tragedy.
7th Mar '17 10:51:07 AM Dravencour
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Some settings mitigate this slightly by portraying ''divine'' or religious magic with a more positive brush. In this case the message seems to be that God, or perhaps faith or the community, is acceptable, whereas the sorcerer's lonely power is inherently dehumanizing. A more cynical take on this view might argue that "miracles" are portrayed as good, but "magic" is portrayed as bad, because the church proclaiming the miracles, who are people of power and authority in the setting, do not like competition. Evil magic may be portrayed as coming from a DealWithTheDevil, just to drive home the point.

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Some settings mitigate this slightly by portraying ''divine'' or religious magic with a more positive brush. In this case the message seems to be that God, or perhaps faith or the community, is acceptable, whereas the sorcerer's lonely power is inherently dehumanizing. A more cynical take on this view might argue that "miracles" are portrayed as good, but "magic" is portrayed as bad, because the church proclaiming the miracles, who are people of power and authority in the setting, do miracles does not like competition.competition and/or threats to its power. Evil magic may be portrayed as coming from a DealWithTheDevil, just to drive home the point.
7th Mar '17 10:49:55 AM Dravencour
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Some settings mitigate this slightly by portraying ''divine'' or religious magic with a more positive brush. In this case the message seems to be that God, or perhaps faith or the community, is acceptable, whereas the sorcerer's lonely power is inherently dehumanizing. A more cynical take on this view might argue that "miracles" are portrayed as good, but "magic" is portrayed as bad, because the church proclaiming the miracles dislikes competition. Evil magic may be portrayed as coming from a DealWithTheDevil, just to drive home the point.

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Some settings mitigate this slightly by portraying ''divine'' or religious magic with a more positive brush. In this case the message seems to be that God, or perhaps faith or the community, is acceptable, whereas the sorcerer's lonely power is inherently dehumanizing. A more cynical take on this view might argue that "miracles" are portrayed as good, but "magic" is portrayed as bad, because the church proclaiming the miracles dislikes miracles, who are people of power and authority in the setting, do not like competition. Evil magic may be portrayed as coming from a DealWithTheDevil, just to drive home the point.
7th Mar '17 10:44:48 AM Dravencour
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In a Magic Is Evil setting, ''all'' magic is essentially BlackMagic, leading quickly to TheDarkSide, and few if any supernatural beings have the best interests of humans in mind. In many cases, magic has few benign uses and can only work its tainted wonders through blood or other acts of terrible sacrifice. It may be tied to horrific beings from beyond that want nothing good for humanity, be it TheLegionsOfHell or some EldritchAbomination that is madness to look upon let alone deal with. Maybe it has some corruptive effect upon the wielder's body, mind, and/or soul, such that anyone who uses it too much will eventually go evil, go mad, or suffer some other inevitably awful fate.

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In a Magic Is Evil setting, ''all'' magic is essentially BlackMagic, leading quickly to TheDarkSide, and few if any supernatural beings have the best interests of humans in mind. In many cases, magic has few benign uses and can only work its tainted wonders through blood or other acts of terrible sacrifice. It may be tied to horrific beings from beyond that want nothing good for humanity, be it TheLegionsOfHell or some EldritchAbomination that is madness to look upon let alone deal with. Maybe it has some corruptive effect upon the wielder's body, mind, and/or soul, such that anyone who uses it too much will eventually go evil, go mad, or suffer some other inevitably awful fate.
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.
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