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12th Jun '17 8:40:21 PM jtierney50
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* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' has Lucio, who is an international DJ support character who heals or speeds up his allies using the power of song! His gun also produces "sonic projectiles", a soundwave with severe knockback, and a projected sound barrier that adds temporary health to his allies, although these are descried as being simply "sonic" rather than the powers of his music.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' has Lucio, who is an international DJ support character who heals or speeds up his allies using the power of song! His gun also produces "sonic projectiles", a soundwave with severe knockback, and a projected sound barrier that adds temporary health to his allies, although these are descried described as being simply "sonic" rather than the powers of his music.
12th Jun '17 8:39:43 PM jtierney50
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* ''VideoGame/{{Dishonored}}'' has the Overseer's music boxes, which actually act as ''anti''-magic music - whenever they're played, Corvo, Daud, Emily, and any other assassins in the area will be disoriented and unable to use any magical powers (guns and swords are still fair game, however). The music also slowly drains the player's health, although it's usually drained much more rapidly by the numerous guards who have been alerted to the player's presence by the music.
* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' has Lucio, who is an international DJ support character who heals or speeds up his allies using the power of song! His gun also produces "sonic projectiles", a soundwave with severe knockback, and a projected sound barrier that adds temporary health to his allies, although these are descried as being simply "sonic" rather than the powers of his music.


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* The Bard Elan in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' naturally uses this trope, although it's rather unclear if his singing and lute-playing actually give concrete, in-game bonuses or are just him trying his best to help his friends, as they noticeably lack the characteristic wavy aura of regular magic, and when he learns to cast actual spells, he produces the aforementioned aura and does ''not'' sing.
8th Jun '17 4:31:10 AM CaptainTedium
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* In ''Film/TheGarbagePailKidsMovie'', Captain Manzini eventually tries to get the Garbage Pail Kids back into their garbage pail prison by singing a rhyming incantation. This approach doesn't work, but at the end of the film, he gets the idea to get the Kids into the pail by playing their {{Leitmotif}} backwards. Unfortunately, the Garbage Pail Kids take the opportunity to escape, which results in Manzini getting his behind stuck in the pail.
7th Jun '17 12:41:45 PM fearlessnikki
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* ''{{Disney/Tangled}}'' has the magic of the flower activated whenever Gothel sings to it. When the magic is transferred to Rapunzel's hair, Rapunzel and Gothel singing the healing verse has the same effect.



* Sarah Sanderson sings to get the kids of the town to come to her so she and her sisters can suck the life/youth out of them in ''Film/HocusPocus''.

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* ''Film/HocusPocus'':
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Sarah Sanderson sings to get the kids of the town to come to her so she and her sisters can suck the life/youth out of them.
** Winnie also performs a rendition of "I'll Put A Spell On You" at a party where all the adults in town are that enchants
them in ''Film/HocusPocus''.to dance all night (and presumably [[ThereAreNoAdults stop their children from being kidnapped]]).



* No matter what the medium, mermaids are almost universally given magic singing voices:
** The unearthly singing of the sirens in Creator/{{Homer}}'s ''Literature/TheOdyssey''. These weren't ''originally'' mermaids (they're supposed to be part-bird), but over the years, their association with the sea (and the Latin word for mermaid, ''sirena'') made them into mermaids.

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* No matter what the medium, mermaids are almost universally given magic The Sirens of Greek mythology were creatures with hypnotic singing voices:
** The unearthly
voices; their singing of enchanted sailors to crash to their deaths on the sirens rocks. Orpheus was able to counteract them with his lute in Creator/{{Homer}}'s ''Literature/TheOdyssey''. These weren't ''originally'' mermaids (they're supposed to be part-bird), but over the myth that inspired ''Film/JasonAndTheArgonauts''. Over the years, their association this has caused myths to bleed together and people to associate this trait with mermaids instead - to the sea (and the Latin word point that we now have a [[SirensAreMermaids trope for mermaid, ''sirena'') made them into mermaids.it]].


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** The recurring summon Siren inflicts non-elemental damage and the Silence status effect by playing music off her harp.
5th Jun '17 9:42:47 AM valar55
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** When the witches reach a certain lever, their "Poron", or wand, is fused with a musical instrument of their choice. When casting magic, a tune played with said instrument can be heard. In fact, most magical artifacts play short musical tunes in-universe when used, including the transformation taps.

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** When the witches reach a certain lever, level, their "Poron", or wand, is fused with a musical instrument of their choice. When casting magic, a tune played with said instrument can be heard. In fact, most magical artifacts play short musical tunes in-universe when used, including the transformation taps.
21st May '17 6:43:01 PM Yuihime
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* ''VideoGame/RuneScape'' has the elven crystal-singers, who shape and empower divine crystals for specific effects with music. They learned the art from their goddess Seren, [[spoiler: who accidentally enslaved the elves with her own song and bound their lifespans to her presence. She shattered herself into [[PiecesOfGod the crystals]] to avoid banishment from Gielinor and curb her own power over them]]. The player learns a little crystal-singing, but is stated to not be as good at it as the elves are.
** The sea-singers of the East are [[FishPeople sirens]] who train to use their music to control sea animals. Sirens also have the natural ability to hypnotize others with their song, which is the case in the quest "Song From The Depths"-- a siren has sang the souls out of the men of Rimmington for an unknown purpose. [[spoiler: She's been captured by the Queen Black Dragon, who is using the siren's song to enslave them.]]

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* ''VideoGame/RuneScape'' has the elven crystal-singers, who shape and empower divine crystals for specific effects with music. They learned the art from their goddess Seren, [[spoiler: who accidentally enslaved the elves with her own song and bound their lifespans to her presence. She shattered herself into [[PiecesOfGod the crystals]] to avoid banishment from Gielinor and curb her own power over them]]. The player learns a little crystal-singing, but is stated to not be as good at it as the elves are.
** The sea-singers of the East are [[FishPeople sirens]] who train to use their music to control sea animals. Sirens also have the natural ability to hypnotize others with their song, which is the case in the quest "Song From The Depths"-- a siren has sang the souls out of the men of Rimmington for an unknown purpose. [[spoiler: She's been captured by the Queen Black Dragon, who is using the siren's song to enslave them.]]Depths".
21st May '17 2:35:24 PM nombretomado
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* Used in ''{{Warehouse 13}}'' when a group of bank robbers commit crimes by playing a specific song that sends the listener into blissed-out ecstasy, then taking the money while they're incapacitated. Later cropping up again several times in the show's final season:

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* Used in ''{{Warehouse ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'' when a group of bank robbers commit crimes by playing a specific song that sends the listener into blissed-out ecstasy, then taking the money while they're incapacitated. Later cropping up again several times in the show's final season:
21st May '17 9:09:41 AM Yuihime
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* ''VideoGame/RuneScape'' has the elven crystal-singers, who shape and empower divine crystals for specific effects with music. They learned the art from their goddess Seren, [[spoiler: who accidentally enslaved the elves with her own song and bound their lifespans to her presence. She shattered herself into [[PiecesOfGod the crystals]] to avoid banishment from Gielinor and curb her own power over them]]. The player learns a little crystal-singing, but is stated to not be as good at it as the elves are.
** The sea-singers of the East are [[FishPeople sirens]] who train to use their music to control sea animals. Sirens also have the natural ability to hypnotize others with their song, which is the case in the quest "Song From The Depths"-- a siren has sang the souls out of the men of Rimmington for an unknown purpose. [[spoiler: She's been captured by the Queen Black Dragon, who is using the siren's song to enslave them.]]
16th May '17 6:59:28 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', the extinct [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent Dwemer]] practiced a form of this. They were a race of extreme {{Naytheist}}s who created advanced {{Magitek}} SteamPunk technology. They were also known to [[LoopholeAbuse bend the "Earth Bones"]], essentially the laws of nature and physics in the mortal world. They accomplished this by altering the "tonal architecture," or the sounds and vibrations, of the Earth Bones, which allowed them to [[RealityWarper hijack the fundamental laws of the world and used them for their own ends]]. After discovering and attempting to tap into the power of [[CosmicKeystone the heart]] of a [[GodIsDead "dead" god]], they did ''[[RiddleForTheAges something]]'' which caused their entire race to disappear from all known planes of existence in a single instant, leading to their presumed extinction.
15th May '17 1:33:26 PM 64SuperNintendo
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