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23rd Aug '17 1:46:41 AM PaulA
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* Downplayed in ''[[Literature/ElementalMasters From A High Tower]]''. Medicine Chief (and former U. S. Army Scout) Leading Fox being an Air Master is totally justified by magicians occurring in just about every nationality; however the only other members of Captain Cody's Wild West Show aside from Cody himself (a low-level Fire Mage and longtime friend of Leading Fox) and their current announcer[=/=]manager (an Austrian who has relatives in the Brotherhood of the Black Forest) who knows anything about magic are the other Pawnee with the show.

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* Downplayed in ''[[Literature/ElementalMasters From A High Tower]]''.''Literature/FromAHighTower''. Medicine Chief (and former U. S. Army Scout) Leading Fox being an Air Master is totally justified by magicians occurring in just about every nationality; however the only other members of Captain Cody's Wild West Show aside from Cody himself (a low-level Fire Mage and longtime friend of Leading Fox) and their current announcer[=/=]manager (an Austrian who has relatives in the Brotherhood of the Black Forest) who knows anything about magic are the other Pawnee with the show.
21st Aug '17 12:46:17 AM PaulA
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* Creator/MercedesLackey uses this trope with the [[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar Hawkbrothers]] who are almost magical, though there may be some subversion of it in their cousins, the Shin'a'in, who shun the use of magic completely (except when their ultra-magical goddess gets involved). There are actually good reasons for this, revealed over the course of the series. Shin'a'in who are found to be magically inclined are either trained as Shamans, or sent to the Hawkbrothers. But then again, magic use is represented heavily across all cultures in the Valdemar series; Lackey uses the stereotype but it's far from out of place in-universe. Doesn't stop the Hawkbrothers from being portrayed as probably the most magically powerful society in the series and a StrawUtopia to boot.
** Mercedes Lackey's stand alone novel Sacred Ground plays the trope much straighter, with the main character having magical powers explicitly because she's a Native American shaman-in-training.

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* Creator/MercedesLackey uses Creator/MercedesLackey:
** In the stand alone novel ''Sacred Ground'', the main character has magical powers explicitly because she's a Native American shaman-in-training.
** The ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'' has a version of
this trope with the [[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar Hawkbrothers]] Hawkbrothers, who are almost magical, though there may be some subversion of it in their cousins, the Shin'a'in, who shun the use of magic completely (except when their ultra-magical goddess gets involved). There are actually good reasons for this, revealed over the course of the series. Shin'a'in who are found to be magically inclined are either trained as Shamans, or sent to the Hawkbrothers. But then again, magic use is represented heavily across all cultures in the Valdemar series; Lackey uses the stereotype but it's far from out of place in-universe. Doesn't stop the Hawkbrothers from being portrayed as probably the most magically powerful society in the series and a StrawUtopia to boot.
** Mercedes Lackey's stand alone novel Sacred Ground plays the trope much straighter, with the main character having magical powers explicitly because she's a Native American shaman-in-training.
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19th Aug '17 2:41:28 PM HelloLamppost
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* Comicbook/CaptainAmerica becomes one of these in a ComicBook/WhatIf, and [[spoiler:Marvel 1602]].
* ComicBook/SheHulk's Native American boyfriend Wyatt Wyngfoot turns out to have a rich magical heritage. Initially just [[Comicbook/FantasticFour Human Torch's]] {{Muggle|s}} buddy from college (a great athlete at the school, he was an expy of famed Olympic Athlete Jim Thorpe), he had no magic powers. He claimed to be good with dogs but couldn't handle [[BigFriendlyDog Lockjaw.]] On the other hand, this trope was averted by Scalphunter and Harpoon, two members of the Marauders, opponents of the Comicbook/XMen. Neither one did anything magical, one being a technology-builder and the other being able to charge things with explosive energy, and like the rest of the Marauders were evil.

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* ** Comicbook/CaptainAmerica becomes one of these in a ComicBook/WhatIf, and [[spoiler:Marvel 1602]].
* ** ComicBook/SheHulk's Native American boyfriend Wyatt Wyngfoot turns out to have a rich magical heritage. Initially just [[Comicbook/FantasticFour Human Torch's]] {{Muggle|s}} buddy from college (a great athlete at the school, he was an expy of famed Olympic Athlete Jim Thorpe), he had no magic powers. He claimed to be good with dogs but couldn't handle [[BigFriendlyDog Lockjaw.]] On the other hand, this trope was averted by Scalphunter and Harpoon, two members of the Marauders, opponents of the Comicbook/XMen. Neither one did anything magical, one being a technology-builder and the other being able to charge things with explosive energy, and like the rest of the Marauders were evil.
19th Aug '17 2:39:54 PM HelloLamppost
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* ComicBook/SheHulk's Native American boyfriend Wyatt Wyngfoot turns out to have a rich magical heritage. Initially just [[Comicbook/FantasticFour Human Torch's]] {{Muggle|s}} buddy from college (he was an expy of famed Olympic Athlete Jim Thorpe), he had no magic powers. He claimed to be good with dogs but couldn't handle [[BigFriendlyDog Lockjaw.]] On the other hand, this trope was averted by Scalphunter and Harpoon, two members of the Marauders, opponents of the Comicbook/XMen. Neither one did anything magical, one being a technology-builder and the other being able to charge things with explosive energy, and like the rest of the Marauders were evil.

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* ComicBook/SheHulk's Native American boyfriend Wyatt Wyngfoot turns out to have a rich magical heritage. Initially just [[Comicbook/FantasticFour Human Torch's]] {{Muggle|s}} buddy from college (he (a great athlete at the school, he was an expy of famed Olympic Athlete Jim Thorpe), he had no magic powers. He claimed to be good with dogs but couldn't handle [[BigFriendlyDog Lockjaw.]] On the other hand, this trope was averted by Scalphunter and Harpoon, two members of the Marauders, opponents of the Comicbook/XMen. Neither one did anything magical, one being a technology-builder and the other being able to charge things with explosive energy, and like the rest of the Marauders were evil.
19th Aug '17 2:39:10 PM HelloLamppost
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* ComicBook/SheHulk's Native American boyfriend Wyatt Wyngfoot turns out to have a rich magical heritage. Initially just Human Torch's {{Muggle|s}} friend, he had no magic powers. He claimed to be good with dogs but couldn't handle [[BigFriendlyDog Lockjaw.]] On the other hand, this trope was averted by Scalphunter and Harpoon, two members of the Marauders, opponents of the Comicbook/XMen. Neither one did anything magical, one being a technology-builder and the other being able to charge things with explosive energy, and like the rest of the Marauders were evil.

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* ComicBook/SheHulk's Native American boyfriend Wyatt Wyngfoot turns out to have a rich magical heritage. Initially just [[Comicbook/FantasticFour Human Torch's Torch's]] {{Muggle|s}} friend, buddy from college (he was an expy of famed Olympic Athlete Jim Thorpe), he had no magic powers. He claimed to be good with dogs but couldn't handle [[BigFriendlyDog Lockjaw.]] On the other hand, this trope was averted by Scalphunter and Harpoon, two members of the Marauders, opponents of the Comicbook/XMen. Neither one did anything magical, one being a technology-builder and the other being able to charge things with explosive energy, and like the rest of the Marauders were evil.
19th Aug '17 2:37:42 PM HelloLamppost
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19th Aug '17 2:37:29 PM HelloLamppost
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** Michael Twoyoungmen, aka Shaman of Comicbook/AlphaFlight, is, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a magical shaman.]] His daughter Elizabeth inherited magical powers as well and became the super heroine Talisman.

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** Michael Twoyoungmen, aka Shaman of Comicbook/AlphaFlight, is, well, is [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a magical shaman.]] His daughter Elizabeth inherited magical powers as well and became the super heroine Talisman.
19th Aug '17 2:37:12 PM HelloLamppost
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** Michael Twoyoungmen, aka Shaman of Comicbook/AlphaFlight, is, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a magical shaman.]] His daughter Elizabeth inherited magical powers as well and became the super heroine Talisman.
3rd Aug '17 4:00:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/{{Taboo}}'': James's mother was a Native tribeswoman who was sold to his father as part of a deal he made with her tribe. It's [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane implied]] that she was some sort of witch who passed her affinity with the supernatural on to her son.
22nd Jul '17 12:39:53 AM Divra
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** Mainline ''40k'' also has the Native American-themed SpaceMarine chapter known as the Raven Guard. It can be a bit hard to tell by looking at them as a genetic mutation results in them having albinistic skin. [[Franchise/TheCrow It does give a striking look in combination with their inky tribal facepaint, though]]. There's also the Space Marine chapter known as the Rainbow Warriors. No, it's not an AtrociousAlias - Native American legend speaks of a being known as the Rainbow Warrior, who will defend all life.

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** Mainline ''40k'' also has the Native American-themed SpaceMarine chapter known as the Raven Guard. It can be a bit hard to tell by looking at them as a genetic mutation results in them having albinistic skin. [[Franchise/TheCrow It does give a striking look in combination with their inky tribal facepaint, though]]. There's also the Space Marine chapter known as the Rainbow Warriors. No, it's not The name is inspired by what is usually claimed to be an AtrociousAlias - Native American legend speaks of a being known Indian myth (usually identified as the Rainbow Warrior, who will defend all life.either Hopi or Cree), but was in fact invented wholesale by two Evangelical Christians in ''1962'', and was, if anything, a bald-faced attack at Indian belief systems.
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