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19th Jan '17 9:05:28 PM Anddrix
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* In ''Series/EmeraldCity'', Glinda makes much fuss over West's "tongue" prior to East's funeral in the chapel- she seems to believe that West's drug habit will interfere with her ability to "sing her [East] to rest." The ceremony itself consists of much indecipherable chanting on the part of both the Glinda and West, as well as some [[MagicDance gyrating and thrashing]] from West before she [[spoiler:sucks the spells out of East's corpse and ingests them]].

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* In ''Series/EmeraldCity'', Glinda makes much fuss over West's "tongue" prior to East's funeral in the chapel- chapel - she seems to believe that West's drug habit will interfere with her ability to "sing her [East] to rest." The ceremony itself consists of much indecipherable chanting on the part of both the Glinda and West, as well as some [[MagicDance gyrating and thrashing]] from West before she [[spoiler:sucks the spells out of East's corpse and ingests them]].
15th Jan '17 6:41:48 AM DemoDemon
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* The Art in ''Webcomic/KillSixBillionDemons'' is described as "lying to the face of God", and appropriately some wielders of it use incantations to perform magic.
-->'''Cio:''' [[PaperMaster My paper soldiers form a wall, five paces thick and twice as tall.]]
11th Jan '17 7:43:35 PM Anddrix
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* In ''Series/EmeraldCity'', Glinda makes much fuss over West's "tongue" prior to East's funeral in the chapel- she seems to believe that West's drug habit will interfere with her ability to "sing her [East] to rest." The ceremony itself consists of much indecipherable chanting on the part of both the Glinda and West, as well as some [[MagicDance gyrating and thrashing]] from West before she [[spoiler:sucks the spells out of East's corpse and ingests them]].
14th Dec '16 11:23:55 PM PaulA
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* In ''Literature/TheElenium'' and ''Tamuli'', ReligionIsMagic and mages cast spells by asking well-disposed gods for assistance through carefully worded prayer in the god's preferred language. A rare few, like Sparhawk and Sephrenia, have close enough relationships with the gods to bypass the process -- effectively direct-dialing the deity instead of submitting a form letter.

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* In ''Literature/TheElenium'' and ''Tamuli'', ''Literature/TheTamuli'', ReligionIsMagic and mages cast spells by asking well-disposed gods for assistance through carefully worded prayer in the god's preferred language. A rare few, like Sparhawk and Sephrenia, have close enough relationships with the gods to bypass the process -- effectively direct-dialing the deity instead of submitting a form letter.
2nd Nov '16 10:17:47 PM intastiel
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* Magic from the ''[[Literature/InheritanceCycle Eragon]]'' series must be cast by speaking your intentions in the ancient language. It used to be merely a matter of willpower, but the elder race realized that leaving magic up to [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny your concentration]] tended [[GoneHorriblyRight not to go well]], so they fixed it.

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* Magic from the ''[[Literature/InheritanceCycle Eragon]]'' series ''Literature/InheritanceCycle'' must be cast by speaking your intentions in the ancient language.LanguageOfMagic. It used to be merely a matter of willpower, but the elder race realized that leaving magic up to [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny your concentration]] tended [[GoneHorriblyRight not to go well]], so they fixed it.



* In Literature/TheBelgariad by David Eddings people use the "Will and Word" to cast spells. They concentrate on what they want to happen, and speak. What they actually say doesn't matter, and Garion once gets told off for using "Push" to move a rock - not because it didn't work, but because wizards lose respect if they going around telling things to "push" or "flop".
** In his "Tamuli" and "Elenium", a mage or wizard is expected to ask the [[ReligionIsMagic god of his choice]] for assistance in their particular language, but Sparhawk seems to be able to get away with fudging this at least once through his particularly close relationship with one of the gods.
* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ConanTheBarbarian story "The Phoenix on the Sword", Thoth-amon uses this.

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* In Literature/TheBelgariad ''Literature/TheBelgariad'' by David Eddings people use Creator/DavidEddings, sorcery functions through "the Will and the "Will and Word" to cast spells.Word". They concentrate on what they want to happen, and speak. What they actually say doesn't matter, and matter much, although Garion once gets told off for using "Push" to move a rock - not because it didn't work, but -- because wizards lose respect if they going around telling things to "push" or "flop".
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"flop" instead of sounding impressively mystical.
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In his "Tamuli" ''Literature/TheElenium'' and "Elenium", a mage or wizard is expected to ask the [[ReligionIsMagic god of his choice]] ''Tamuli'', ReligionIsMagic and mages cast spells by asking well-disposed gods for assistance through carefully worded prayer in their particular language, but the god's preferred language. A rare few, like Sparhawk seems to be able to get away with fudging this at least once through his particularly and Sephrenia, have close relationship enough relationships with one of the gods.
gods to bypass the process -- effectively direct-dialing the deity instead of submitting a form letter.
* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ConanTheBarbarian ''Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian'' story "The Phoenix on the Sword", Thoth-amon uses this.
28th Oct '16 1:57:15 PM MarkLungo
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-->-- Incantation of the Dragon Slave from the japan version of ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}''

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-->-- Incantation of the Dragon Slave from the japan Japanese version of ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}''
25th Oct '16 7:36:35 PM intastiel
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* Kidou in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''. Bonus points for the incantations being mostly incomprehensible gibberish. If a user is sufficiently familiar with a particular Kidou, they can skip the incantation and recite just the spell's name and number. Just to clarify, the words themselves are fine. But they're put together in ways that sound like mistranslated metal lyrics. See quote page for an example.
** Skipping the incantations or the number or even the name, however, weakens the power of the Kidou.

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* Kidou Kidō spells in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''. Bonus points for the ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' have incantations being mostly incomprehensible gibberish. If a user is sufficiently familiar with a particular Kidou, they can skip the incantation and recite just the spell's name and number. Just to clarify, the words themselves are fine. But they're put together in ways that sound like mistranslated metal lyrics. See quote page for an example.
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lyrics; powerful Shinigami can skip the incantations or incantation and just [[CallingYourAttacks recite the number or even the name, however, spell's name and number]], though this drastically weakens the power of the Kidou.them.




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* In ''Literature/AWizardInRhyme'', any rhyme can have the magical power to make what it describes come true. The quality of the verse can make a difference: a well-phrased, well-loved old song packs a lot more power than a slapdash off-the-cuff couplet, for example.
23rd Oct '16 11:20:29 AM mirisu92
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* Most magical actions in ''WebVideo/LastLife'' require spells to work, consisting of short Latin (or at least [[CanisLatinicus Latin-sounding]]) phrases. For optimal effect, spells are often repeated several times.
16th Oct '16 10:03:37 AM nombretomado
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* FinalFantasyTactics all manner of spell casters will ''sometimes'' call out an incantation (such as '''"Aurora, exhale bloody air! Dark Holy!"''') The catch is that the incantations appear at random. You can generally pick out a player's favorite class because they'll have certain incantations burned into their memory, due to using the spell enough to see it frequently.

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* FinalFantasyTactics all ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'':
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manner of spell casters will ''sometimes'' call out an incantation (such as '''"Aurora, exhale bloody air! Dark Holy!"''') The catch is that the incantations appear at random. You can generally pick out a player's favorite class because they'll have certain incantations burned into their memory, due to using the spell enough to see it frequently.
3rd Aug '16 1:10:01 AM shadowmanwkp
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* Early editions of ''TabletopGame/TheDarkEye'' had actual short rhymed incantations with every spell for the ''players'' of spellcasting characters, with a literal "if you don't say it, your character doesn't cast it" approach. To this troper's understanding, this was gradually phased out later.

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* Early editions of ''TabletopGame/TheDarkEye'' had actual short rhymed incantations with every spell for the ''players'' of spellcasting characters, with a literal "if you don't say it, your character doesn't cast it" approach. To this troper's understanding, this This was gradually phased out later.
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