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16th Aug '17 9:22:38 AM SeptimusHeap
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** Despite not having any special or magical ability of her own, [[{{Shotacon}} Yukihiro Ayaka]] manages to pull what is called a ''Pactio Backfire''; because of her [[ThePowerOfLove extreme affection]] for Negi, she [[BeyondTheImpossible managed to reverse the Pactio system]] and nearly gave ''him'' a Pactio card instead of the other way around.

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** Despite not having any special or magical ability of her own, [[{{Shotacon}} [[ComedicShotacon Yukihiro Ayaka]] manages to pull what is called a ''Pactio Backfire''; because of her [[ThePowerOfLove extreme affection]] for Negi, she [[BeyondTheImpossible managed to reverse the Pactio system]] and nearly gave ''him'' a Pactio card instead of the other way around.
6th Aug '17 1:38:10 AM Underachiever
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* These are basically Schmendrick the Magician's entire ''stock in trade'' in ''Literature/TheLastUnicorn'' (both book and movie version). It's sufficiently bad that his old master finally [[spoiler:cast a spell on him to make him immortal until such a time as he finally figured things out]], although [[AllThereInTheManual only the book explicitly mentions this]].
5th Aug '17 12:24:16 AM wingedcatgirl
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* Invoked in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' when a character with absolutely no magical training [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1020.html activates]] a harmless scroll so ineptly it explodes, [[spoiler:quite deliberately, because he needed a weapon]].

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* Invoked in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' when a character with absolutely no magical training [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1020.html activates]] a harmless scroll so ineptly it explodes, [[spoiler:quite deliberately, because he needed a weapon]]. Incidentally, the scroll is written in a CypherLanguage that decodes into a reminder of [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0970.html the comic that foreshadowed this possibility]], since the ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' 3.5 magic misfire rules are ambiguous on the details.
3rd Aug '17 4:09:10 PM Malady
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* In ''ZAngband'', Chaos mages can cause chaotic side effects when they fail a spell. Usually they're not too bad, but they can be pretty awful. Or awesome.

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* In ''ZAngband'', ''VideoGame/ZAngband'', Chaos mages can cause chaotic side effects when they fail a spell. Usually they're not too bad, but they can be pretty awful. Or awesome.
16th Jul '17 1:47:08 PM Grobi
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* In the ''MonsterHunter Tri'' games, the Qurupeco species are capable of imitating monster calls and singing various buff-inducing songs, ranging from basic healing to increasing attack or defense to inducing rage mode. All of this can be disrupted with a bomb (Sonic Bombs are really good at this) and leave 'Peco open to free shots (or by wounding most parts, but that works for any monster), but wounding the throat sac during these songs will cause it to buff ''your party'' instead (if it attempts the rage song in such an occurrence, you get infinite stamina).\\

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* In the ''MonsterHunter ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter Tri'' games, the Qurupeco species are capable of imitating monster calls and singing various buff-inducing songs, ranging from basic healing to increasing attack or defense to inducing rage mode. All of this these can be disrupted with a bomb (Sonic Bombs are really good at this) and leave 'Peco open to free shots (or by wounding most parts, but that works for any monster), but wounding the throat sac during these songs will cause it to buff ''your party'' instead (if it attempts the rage song in such an occurrence, you get infinite stamina).\\
10th Jul '17 6:24:57 AM Allronix
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* VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic: Nadia Grell, the Consular's padawan, is the first and only known Force Sensitive of her species. This meant there was no one around to ''teach'' her how to use it. Mix this with a strong affinity for telekinesis and things ''explode'' if Nadia gets too happy, too sad, too angry. Her emotions fueling her powers meaning she'd probably make a strong Sith, but she's ''entirely'' too sweet to thrive under that philosophy.
20th Jun '17 6:43:34 PM billybobfred
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* There is a children's book once about a [[IneptMage boy]] who found a [[TomeOfEldritchLore magic book]], and learned to juggle out of it and do magic. Eventually he is called upon to stop a dragon and save the kingdom, but he can't use any of the spells correctly. The first spell, to create a wall makes a giant paper fan. Against a ''Dragon''. The second spell makes an army of [[{{Samurai}} Snowmen]]. Again, ''Fire-Breathing Dragon''. The third spell [[spoiler: Summons a massive, massive group of butterflies which tickle the dragon into submission]]. ItMakesSenseInContext. What was the name of that story...?
7th May '17 12:47:24 PM Xtifr
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* Happens constantly to Wodehed, the IneptMage of the WelkinWeasels. He's turned wineskins into frogs by putting potions in them, leaving the drinker unharmed, attempted to turn a shrew into a human and technically succeeded but the result was still only an inch tall, and caused a rain of apples when attempting to conjure a bottle of juice.

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* Happens constantly to Wodehed, the IneptMage of the WelkinWeasels.Literature/WelkinWeasels. He's turned wineskins into frogs by putting potions in them, leaving the drinker unharmed, attempted to turn a shrew into a human and technically succeeded but the result was still only an inch tall, and caused a rain of apples when attempting to conjure a bottle of juice.
13th Apr '17 5:23:44 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': While time travelling to the past to learn a final lesson from the Three-Eye Crow, Bran and his group come under attack by white walkers. Meera's shouting to Bran to "Warg Hodor!" panics him and causes Bran to possess Wylis (who would grow up to be Hodor) in the past he was visiting as well as the present Hodor, connecting all three minds. Wylis can't handle this sudden influx of information and has a seizure, causing him the brain damage that turned him into the Hodor of the present.
9th Apr '17 1:42:21 PM eroock
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