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* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' has the bounty hunter [[MusicalAssassin Scaramouche]], who (as part of his MagicalMusic powers) can play a magic flute that allows him to [[ImprovisedGolem create and control a giant golem]] out of surrounding stone rubble through [[MindOverMatter telekinesis]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' has the bounty hunter [[MusicalAssassin Scaramouche]], who (as part of his MagicalMusic MagicMusic powers) can play a magic magical flute that allows him to [[ImprovisedGolem create and control a giant golem]] out of surrounding stone rubble through [[MindOverMatter telekinesis]].
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* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' has the bounty hunter [[MusicalAssassin Scaramouche]], who (as part of his MagicalMusic powers) can play a magic flute that allows him to [[ImprovisedGolem create and control a giant golem]] out of surrounding stone rubble through [[MindOverMatter telekinesis]].



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* In ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'', Volpina uses her flute to conjure hyperrealistic illusions.
9th Nov '17 12:40:42 PM Scabbard
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* ''Anime/ALittleSnowFairySugar'' -- The title character, using her flute to create snow.
* ''FushigiYuugi'' -- Amiboshi
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' -- Tayuya is this and MusicalAssassin. She can manipulate demonic dolls using it, as well as casting illusions.

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* ''Anime/ALittleSnowFairySugar'' -- ''Anime/ALittleSnowFairySugar'': The title character, using her flute to create snow.
* ''FushigiYuugi'' -- ''FushigiYuugi:'' Amiboshi
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' -- ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': Tayuya is this and MusicalAssassin. She can manipulate demonic dolls using it, as well as casting illusions.



* ''Anime/MaiHime'' -- The mysterious white-cloaked [=HiME=] who uses a flute to control Yatagarasu. [[spoiler: Better known as the FaceHeelTurn-ed Shiho.]]

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* ''Anime/MaiHime'' -- ''Anime/MaiHime'': The mysterious white-cloaked [=HiME=] who uses a flute to control Yatagarasu. [[spoiler: Better known as the FaceHeelTurn-ed Shiho.]]



* ''Literature/ThePiedPiperOfHamelin'' -- The titular character is this.

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* ''Literature/ThePiedPiperOfHamelin'' -- ''Literature/ThePiedPiperOfHamelin'': The titular character is this.



* ''Film/EscapeToWitchMountain'' (1975) -- Tony plays a harmonica to increase his telekinetic powers.

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* ''Film/EscapeToWitchMountain'' (1975) -- (1975): Tony plays a harmonica to increase his telekinetic powers.



* ''Film/LiveAndLetDie'' -- One of Film/JamesBond's opponents is a man who plays the role of the voodoo loa Baron Samedi. Bond once encounters him while he's playing a flute. After apparently being killed by venomous snakes, at the end he appears riding the front of a train, indicating that he may be the real Baron Samedi.
* ''Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory'' -- Mr. Wonka uses a flute key to summon the Oompa-Loompas when he needs to issue a command to them.
* ''Film/SevenFacesOfDrLao'' -- Pan uses his pipes on Angela as the audible equivalent of a LovePotion (though he ultimately points her towards her local would-be suitor rather than himself.)

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* ''Film/LiveAndLetDie'' -- ''Film/LiveAndLetDie'': One of Film/JamesBond's opponents is a man who plays the role of the voodoo loa Baron Samedi. Bond once encounters him while he's playing a flute. After apparently being killed by venomous snakes, at the end he appears riding the front of a train, indicating that he may be the real Baron Samedi.
* ''Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory'' -- ''Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory'': Mr. Wonka uses a flute key to summon the Oompa-Loompas when he needs to issue a command to them.
* ''Film/SevenFacesOfDrLao'' -- ''Film/SevenFacesOfDrLao'': Pan uses his pipes on Angela as the audible equivalent of a LovePotion (though he ultimately points her towards her local would-be suitor rather than himself.)



* Edgar Pangborn -- His short story "Tiger Boy" might count. The eponymous youth plays a set of pan pipes, runs wild and naked, and has a fully-grown tiger as a companion. The pipes attract a mute teenage village boy to Tiger Boy's side (possible echoes of the Pied Piper). However, he's not actually magical - it's a feudal, [[AfterTheEnd post-holocaust]] world. (He's certainly [[AnyoneCanDie not immortal]] either.)
* ''Literature/TheElenium'' -- A young girl [[spoiler:,the Goddess Aphrael,]] who [[spoiler:seemingly]] doesn't talk but does play the flute is named Flute by our heroes.
* ''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'' -- The faun Mr. Tumnus (the first Narnian we meet) played a flute lullaby to Lucy on her first trip to Narnia.
* ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'' -- Grover the Satyr often uses flutes (all versions of them, in fact) to cast nature-based spells. Among them include one that [[spoiler: causes a Titan to assimilate into an enormous oak tree during the final battle with Kronos]]. That's what I'd call a FateWorseThanDeath.
* ''Literature/{{Xanth}}'' -- Chester Centaur's magical talent is to manifest and play a magical flute.

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* Edgar Pangborn -- Pangborn: His short story "Tiger Boy" might count. The eponymous youth plays a set of pan pipes, runs wild and naked, and has a fully-grown tiger as a companion. The pipes attract a mute teenage village boy to Tiger Boy's side (possible echoes of the Pied Piper). However, he's not actually magical - it's a feudal, [[AfterTheEnd post-holocaust]] world. (He's certainly [[AnyoneCanDie not immortal]] either.)
* ''Literature/TheElenium'' -- ''Literature/TheElenium'': A young girl [[spoiler:,the Goddess Aphrael,]] who [[spoiler:seemingly]] doesn't talk but does play the flute is named Flute by our heroes.
* ''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'' -- ''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'': The faun Mr. Tumnus (the first Narnian we meet) played a flute lullaby to Lucy on her first trip to Narnia.
* ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'' -- ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'': Grover the Satyr often uses flutes (all versions of them, in fact) to cast nature-based spells. Among them include one that [[spoiler: causes a Titan to assimilate into an enormous oak tree during the final battle with Kronos]]. That's what I'd call a FateWorseThanDeath.
* ''Literature/{{Xanth}}'' -- ''Literature/{{Xanth}}'': Chester Centaur's magical talent is to manifest and play a magical flute.



* ''Series/FraggleRock'' -- Cantus played a magical forked pipe.

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* ''Series/FraggleRock'' -- ''Series/FraggleRock'': Cantus played a magical forked pipe.



* ''Myth/ClassicalMythology'' -- The Greek god Pan could induce fear and panic with his pipes.
* Myth/{{Native American|Mythology}} US Southwest -- Kokopelli is this, mixed with the fertility role, thus giving a new meaning to his flute

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* ''Myth/ClassicalMythology'' -- ''Myth/ClassicalMythology'': The Greek god Pan could induce fear and panic with his pipes.
* Myth/{{Native American|Mythology}} US Southwest -- Southwest: Kokopelli is this, mixed with the fertility role, thus giving a new meaning to his flute



* ''Theatre/TheMagicFlute'' -- Naturally, and there are also magic bells involved.

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* ''Theatre/TheMagicFlute'' -- ''Theatre/TheMagicFlute'': Naturally, and there are also magic bells involved.



* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' -- [[FaunsAndSatyrs Satyrs]] have pipes that they can use to create magical effects.

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' -- ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'': [[FaunsAndSatyrs Satyrs]] have pipes that they can use to create magical effects.



* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe'' -- The WanderingMinstrel Nils plays the flute, allowing one character to make an extra move, and later in the game, providing status buffs. By contrast, his older sister Ninian does the same with a MagicDance.
* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' series -- Link, although he himself is not very mysterious since he is the player-character. His instrument also varies from game to game: recorders, ocarinas, pan pipes, etc. Sometimes, though, such as in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast'', Link gets his flute from a character who plays this trope straight.
* ''VideoGame/MushihimeSama BUG PANIC!'' -- A mysterious girl who appears in the cutscenes [[spoiler: named Sora]]
* ''NiGHTS'' -- The eponymous character himself/herself plays the invisible flute.
* ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'' -- Waka, who provides the page image, is named after a form of Japanese poetry. His appearance is always announced by the sound of a flute, and he tells cryptic, yet accurate prophecies.

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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe'' -- ''VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe'': The WanderingMinstrel Nils plays the flute, allowing one character to make an extra move, and later in the game, providing status buffs. By contrast, his older sister Ninian does the same with a MagicDance.
* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' series -- series: Link, although he himself is not very mysterious since he is the player-character. His instrument also varies from game to game: recorders, ocarinas, pan pipes, etc. Sometimes, though, such as in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast'', Link gets his flute from a character who plays this trope straight.
* ''VideoGame/MushihimeSama BUG PANIC!'' -- PANIC!'': A mysterious girl who appears in the cutscenes [[spoiler: named Sora]]
* ''NiGHTS'' -- ''NiGHTS'': The eponymous character himself/herself plays the invisible flute.
* ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'' -- ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'': Waka, who provides the page image, is named after a form of Japanese poetry. His appearance is always announced by the sound of a flute, and he tells cryptic, yet accurate prophecies.



* ''VideoGame/SeikenDensetsu3'' -- A magic flute summons a big goggles-wearing turtle at beaches.
* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3'' -- A magic whistle can be used to skip whole worlds.
* ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'' -- Zhen Ji's primary weapon is a magic flute that she also uses to hit people over the head.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' -- Eiko, a [[WhiteMage white mage]] and [[SummonMagic summoner]], can use flutes as [[InstrumentOfMurder weapons]].
* ''VideoGame/WarioLand3'' -- At one point, Wario must play on a flute to summon the Fire Snakes from their pots so they can be used as platforms.
* ''VideoGame/IllusionOfGaia'' -- Will uses a flute both to play magical songs and as a blugeoning device.

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* ''VideoGame/SeikenDensetsu3'' -- ''VideoGame/SeikenDensetsu3'': A magic flute summons a big goggles-wearing turtle at beaches.
* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3'' -- ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3'': A magic whistle can be used to skip whole worlds.
* ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'' -- ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'': Zhen Ji's primary weapon is a magic flute that she also uses to hit people over the head.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' -- ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'': Eiko, a [[WhiteMage white mage]] and [[SummonMagic summoner]], can use flutes as [[InstrumentOfMurder weapons]].
* ''VideoGame/WarioLand3'' -- ''VideoGame/WarioLand3'': At one point, Wario must play on a flute to summon the Fire Snakes from their pots so they can be used as platforms.
* ''VideoGame/IllusionOfGaia'' -- ''VideoGame/IllusionOfGaia'': Will uses a flute both to play magical songs and as a blugeoning device.



* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' -- A few shorts have parodied ''The Pied Piper'':

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* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' -- ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'': A few shorts have parodied ''The Pied Piper'':



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfsAndTheMagicFlute'' -- Peewit stumbles upon the magic flute of the Smurfs that makes whoever listens to it dance to its tune. It ends up in the possession of a thief named Matthew [=McCreep=], who uses it to make people pass out from the dancing so he can rob them.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfsAndTheMagicFlute'' -- ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfsAndTheMagicFlute'': Peewit stumbles upon the magic flute of the Smurfs that makes whoever listens to it dance to its tune. It ends up in the possession of a thief named Matthew [=McCreep=], who uses it to make people pass out from the dancing so he can rob them.
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* In the ''Bedlam's Bard'' series by Creator/MercedesLackey, the main character Eric Banyon is a [[MagicMusic Bard]] whose primary instrument is the flute.
* In the ''Literature/ElementalMasters'' series, [[BlowYouAway Air Master]] Nigel Barrett uses a flute for such spells as summoning the sylphs. He started out with a metal one, but when it didn't feel quite right, he had a glassblower make him a glass one instead.
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': In Episode 132, Mr. Cat somehow gets hold of a magic flute and tries to use it to lead a bunch of sheep into a trap.
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* The iconic ''[[TabletopGame/PathFinder Pathfinder]]'' bard, Lem, wields a silver flute as his primary instrument and casts powerful magic with it.


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* The iconic ''[[TabletopGame/PathFinder Pathfinder]]'' bard, Lem, wields a silver flute as his primary instrument and casts powerful magic with it.
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* The iconic ''[[TabletopGame/PathFinder Pathfinder]]'' bard, Lem, wields a silver flute as his primary instrument and casts powerful magic with it.
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* In ''Podcast/TheMagnusArchives'' the war poet Wifred Owen has an encounter on the battlefield with a strange being he calls the Piper.

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* In ''Podcast/TheMagnusArchives'' the ''Podcast/TheMagnusArchives'':
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war poet Wifred Owen has an encounter on the battlefield with a strange being he calls the Piper.Piper.
** The title of the episode "Boatswain's Call" refers to the old-fashioned whistle the mate carries. The narrator soon learns that it's no ordinary call.
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* ''[[VideoGame/{{Onmyoji}} Onmyōji]]'': [[TheDragon Ōtengu]] uses his flute to cast a hypnotic spell over unsuspecting ''yōkai''.
** Mannen-dake is the only flutist in the game who actually uses the instrument as a weapon.
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