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27th Jun '16 2:38:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* Creator/PiersAnthony's ''IncarnationsOfImmortality'' is based on a society much like our own, only Fate, Time and Death (among others) are incarnated in humans (sometimes against the will of said humans), magic is real, and in the future timeline technology and magic merge to a large degree. (Justified in that "magic" is said to be based on a "fifth fundamental force", making it essentially an application of physics in that universe). At one point, the series states plainly that anything magic can accomplish, technology can do too, and vice versa.

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* Creator/PiersAnthony's ''IncarnationsOfImmortality'' ''Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality'' is based on a society much like our own, only Fate, Time and Death (among others) are incarnated in humans (sometimes against the will of said humans), magic is real, and in the future timeline technology and magic merge to a large degree. (Justified in that "magic" is said to be based on a "fifth fundamental force", making it essentially an application of physics in that universe). At one point, the series states plainly that anything magic can accomplish, technology can do too, and vice versa.



* The ''YoungWizards'' teens' series by Diane Duane has magic users receive wizarding manuals customized in form to their preferences. This has increasingly meant computers (specifically, Apples-ever tried porting magic to XP?) instead of the traditional books. Early starters get desktop machines while the recent arrivals can brandish [[http://www.youngwizards.com/WizPodAd4.jpg iPods]] that draw their power from the nearest star, automatically receive updates, come with the iSpell feature for keeping track of your magic ''and'' play good music.

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* The ''YoungWizards'' ''Literature/YoungWizards'' teens' series by Diane Duane has magic users receive wizarding manuals customized in form to their preferences. This has increasingly meant computers (specifically, Apples-ever tried porting magic to XP?) instead of the traditional books. Early starters get desktop machines while the recent arrivals can brandish [[http://www.youngwizards.com/WizPodAd4.jpg iPods]] that draw their power from the nearest star, automatically receive updates, come with the iSpell feature for keeping track of your magic ''and'' play good music.



* The ''Literature/TheDeathGateCycle'', series of seven fantasy novels by MargaretWeis and Tracy Hickman (who co-wrote the original D&D ''{{Dragonlance}}'' novels). They feature flying ships powered by Rune Magic and elven civilisations using magic for everything from enchanting armor and weapons technology to household appliances.

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* The ''Literature/TheDeathGateCycle'', series of seven fantasy novels by MargaretWeis and Tracy Hickman (who co-wrote the original D&D ''{{Dragonlance}}'' ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'' novels). They feature flying ships powered by Rune Magic and elven civilisations using magic for everything from enchanting armor and weapons technology to household appliances.



* Both averted and played straight in MercedesLackey's ''HeraldsOfValdemar'' series: [[TheKingdom Valdemar]] does almost everything manually; [[TheEmpire the Eastern Empire]], on the other hand, does almost everything by magic. When magic becomes unreliable, Valdemar carries on mostly unaffected, while the Empire must declare martial law and impose strict rationing.

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* Both averted and played straight in MercedesLackey's ''HeraldsOfValdemar'' Creator/MercedesLackey's ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'' series: [[TheKingdom Valdemar]] does almost everything manually; [[TheEmpire the Eastern Empire]], on the other hand, does almost everything by magic. When magic becomes unreliable, Valdemar carries on mostly unaffected, while the Empire must declare martial law and impose strict rationing.
26th Jun '16 4:10:10 PM caffeinedelusions
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' has First Age technology, from a time when the Solar Exalted could study the interplay of Essence and science and create true wonders (before the insanity, of course -- but then again, they probably produced some fun stuff after the insanity took hold). It is explicitly called [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin magitech]] in the books and setting. Examples range from power armor to airships to artificial limbs to dinosaurs that eat poppies and pee heroin.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' has First Age technology, from a time when the Solar Exalted could study the interplay of Essence and science and create true wonders (before the insanity, of course -- but then again, they probably produced some fun stuff after the insanity took hold). It is explicitly called [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin magitech]] in the books and setting. Examples range from power armor to airships to artificial limbs to dinosaurs that eat poppies and pee heroin. This reached its height in 2nd Edition, including essence powered fighter jets and clockwork robo-soldiers, but has been almost entirely dialed back to more traditional concepts of magic and enchantment in 3rd edition.
26th Jun '16 3:01:20 PM StFan
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->''"Your ancestors called it magic...and you call it science. Well, I come from a place where they're one and the same."''

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->''"Your ancestors called it magic... and you call it science. Well, I come from a place where they're one and the same."''



Magitek (or 'magitech') often appears to combine magic with modern technology or at least something distinctively mechanical: [[SteamPunk traditional]] heat engine or an electrical generator powered by or powering a magic spell, or a [[HumongousMecha giant mecha]] that can inexplicably shoot ice from an empty hand. SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic frequently causes this, but isn't necessary, since a BlackBox is almost as good if it's reliable and cheap enough.

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Magitek (or 'magitech') "magitech") often appears to combine magic with modern technology or at least something distinctively mechanical: [[SteamPunk traditional]] heat engine or an electrical generator powered by or powering a magic spell, or a [[HumongousMecha giant mecha]] that can inexplicably shoot ice from an empty hand. SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic frequently causes this, but isn't necessary, since a BlackBox is almost as good if it's reliable and cheap enough.



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* Creator/MasamuneShirow's ''Manga/{{Orion}}'' has this, with a Buddhist/Hinduist design style and a computing basis, such as talismans and seals for wake-up alarms, and reality-altering "dharmaquations", a mixture of computer program and mandala.



* In ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'', fossilized dragon hearts are dug up and used as a power source for the planet's HumongousMecha. Lord Dornkirk's technological empire seems almost entirely comprised of {{Magitek}} machinery.
** An early episode even featured a quarry for said dragon hearts that had its own HumongousMecha onsite...a [[MundaneUtility fossilized dragon heart-powered bulldozer.]]
** This is how [[spoiler: Dilandau used to be a little girl named Selena Schezar...and reverts to a female body at the end. Selena was kidnapped and used for "fate-alteration" experiments.]]

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* In ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'', fossilized dragon hearts are dug up and used as a power source for the planet's HumongousMecha. Lord Dornkirk's technological empire seems almost entirely comprised of {{Magitek}} machinery.
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machinery. An early episode even featured a quarry for said dragon hearts that had its own HumongousMecha onsite...onsite... a [[MundaneUtility fossilized dragon heart-powered bulldozer.]]
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]] This is how [[spoiler: Dilandau used to be a little girl named Selena Schezar...Schezar... and reverts to a female body at the end. Selena was kidnapped and used for "fate-alteration" experiments.]]



* In Creator/HayaoMiyazaki's ''Anime/HowlsMovingCastle'', (and to a lesser extent Creator/DianaWynneJones's [[Literature/HowlsMovingCastle book of the same name]] on which it was loosely based) the structure is maintained by the wizard's magic. Moreover, the kingdoms of the world which the film takes place actively make use of witches and wizards to fight in wars, in addition to more standard weapons and tactics.



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%%* The ''RozenMaiden'' ''Manga/RozenMaiden'' dolls.



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* In ''FanFic/DungeonKeeperAmi'' Mercury's highly scientific approach to magic results in this. To date- giant scythe-wielding battle robots, airships, gem synthesizers, and [[NoKillLikeOverkill Chlorine Trifloride]].

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* In ''FanFic/DungeonKeeperAmi'' ''Fanfic/DungeonKeeperAmi'' Mercury's highly scientific approach to magic results in this. To date- giant scythe-wielding battle robots, airships, gem synthesizers, and [[NoKillLikeOverkill Chlorine Trifloride]].



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* The Jedi in ''Franchise/StarWars'' are within spitting distance of this, although they're more a matter of magic coexisting with a technological world than of magic displacing technology.
** In the [[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]], attempts to design technology that uses the Force are mostly the province of the DarkSide for some reason.
*** Lightsabers and holocrons can only be built by using the Force.
*** See the Video Games entry for the Rakata.
*** One example involves a Sith destroyer designed by a technologically-minded Sith Lord during Videogame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic days to use a BrainComputerInterface with a powerful Force user in order to boost the ship's systems, turning the destroyer into a superweapon capable of wiping out fleets on its own. The ships hyperdrive channels energy directly from Darth Karrid to allow it to travel at unheard of before speeds. She uses the Force to fine-tune the ship's targetting sensors to be able to pick off any ship, even a SpaceFighter, with a precision shot.
* ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'':
** ''Film/{{Thor}}'' is an interesting example, because while ClarkesThirdLaw is in full effect ("On Earth you distinguish between magic and science, where I come from they're one and the same"), it hasn't yet reached the levels of this trope. Specific items like weapons and clothing are imbued with incredible properties, and the Asgardians have the ability to make pinpoint wormholes and use anti-gravity to lift entire skyscrapers high in the air... but they still use (presumably genetically engineered) horses. There's a lot of cultural tradition at work here.
** Taken further in ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'', where we are introduced to the Dark Elves, a civilization preceding even the Asgardians, who have advanced spacecraft, energy rifles and black hole grenades, but also make use of magic-like energy-manipulation.
** The weapons used by HYDRA, the Nazis' Deep Science Division led by Johann Schmidt/The Red Skull in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', were heavily implied to use the Cosmic Cube/Tesseract that the Asgardians used beforehand as a power source.
* ''Film/{{Equinox}}'' is one of the oldest examples and may be the oldest put to film. The symbol magic in the film is explicitly treated like a science.
--> ''...Manipulation of these symbols is treated exactly like the science of chemistry. This element changes that one, one symbol is a catalyst, another is an agent or a counteractant.'''

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* The Jedi in ''Franchise/StarWars'' are within spitting distance of this, although they're more a matter of magic coexisting with a technological world than of magic displacing technology.
**
In the [[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]], attempts Creator/HayaoMiyazaki's ''Anime/HowlsMovingCastle'', (and to design technology that uses the Force are mostly the province a lesser extent Creator/DianaWynneJones's [[Literature/HowlsMovingCastle book of the DarkSide for some reason.
*** Lightsabers
same name]] on which it was loosely based) the structure is maintained by the wizard's magic. Moreover, the kingdoms of the world which the film takes place actively make use of witches and holocrons can only be built by using the Force.
*** See the Video Games entry for the Rakata.
*** One example involves a Sith destroyer designed by a technologically-minded Sith Lord during Videogame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic days
wizards to use a BrainComputerInterface with a powerful Force user fight in order wars, in addition to boost the ship's systems, turning the destroyer into a superweapon capable of wiping out fleets on its own. The ships hyperdrive channels energy directly from Darth Karrid to allow it to travel at unheard of before speeds. She uses the Force to fine-tune the ship's targetting sensors to be able to pick off any ship, even a SpaceFighter, with a precision shot.
* ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'':
** ''Film/{{Thor}}'' is an interesting example, because while ClarkesThirdLaw is in full effect ("On Earth you distinguish between magic and science, where I come from they're one and the same"), it hasn't yet reached the levels of this trope. Specific items like
more standard weapons and clothing are imbued with incredible properties, and the Asgardians have the ability to make pinpoint wormholes and use anti-gravity to lift entire skyscrapers high in the air... but they still use (presumably genetically engineered) horses. There's a lot of cultural tradition at work here.
** Taken further in ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'', where we are introduced to the Dark Elves, a civilization preceding even the Asgardians, who have advanced spacecraft, energy rifles and black hole grenades, but also make use of magic-like energy-manipulation.
** The weapons used by HYDRA, the Nazis' Deep Science Division led by Johann Schmidt/The Red Skull in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', were heavily implied to use the Cosmic Cube/Tesseract that the Asgardians used beforehand as a power source.
* ''Film/{{Equinox}}'' is one of the oldest examples and may be the oldest put to film. The symbol magic in the film is explicitly treated like a science.
--> ''...Manipulation of these symbols is treated exactly like the science of chemistry. This element changes that one, one symbol is a catalyst, another is an agent or a counteractant.'''
tactics.



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* The Jedi in ''Franchise/StarWars'' are within spitting distance of this, although they're more a matter of magic coexisting with a technological world than of magic displacing technology. In the [[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]], attempts to design technology that uses the Force are mostly the province of the DarkSide for some reason.
** Lightsabers and holocrons can only be built by using the Force.
** See the Video Games entry for the Rakata.
** One example involves a Sith destroyer designed by a technologically-minded Sith Lord during Videogame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic days to use a BrainComputerInterface with a powerful Force user in order to boost the ship's systems, turning the destroyer into a superweapon capable of wiping out fleets on its own. The ships hyperdrive channels energy directly from Darth Karrid to allow it to travel at unheard of before speeds. She uses the Force to fine-tune the ship's targetting sensors to be able to pick off any ship, even a SpaceFighter, with a precision shot.
* ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'':
** ''Film/{{Thor}}'' is an interesting example, because while ClarkesThirdLaw is in full effect ("On Earth you distinguish between magic and science, where I come from they're one and the same"), it hasn't yet reached the levels of this trope. Specific items like weapons and clothing are imbued with incredible properties, and the Asgardians have the ability to make pinpoint wormholes and use anti-gravity to lift entire skyscrapers high in the air... but they still use (presumably genetically engineered) horses. There's a lot of cultural tradition at work here.
** Taken further in ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'', where we are introduced to the Dark Elves, a civilization preceding even the Asgardians, who have advanced spacecraft, energy rifles and black hole grenades, but also make use of magic-like energy-manipulation.
** The weapons used by HYDRA, the Nazis' Deep Science Division led by Johann Schmidt/The Red Skull in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', are using the Cosmic Cube/Tesseract that the Asgardians used beforehand as a power source.
* ''Film/{{Equinox}}'' is one of the oldest examples and may be the oldest put to film. The symbol magic in the film is explicitly treated like a science.
-->''...Manipulation of these symbols is treated exactly like the science of chemistry. This element changes that one, one symbol is a catalyst, another is an agent or a counteractant.'''
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* The ''WizBiz'' series of novels by Rick Cook (comprised of ''Wizard's Bane; The Wizardry Compiled; The Wizardry Cursed; The Wizardry Consulted''), about a Silicon Valley programmer transported into a world where magic exists and where reality, he finds out, [[RewritingReality is programmable]].

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* The ''WizBiz'' ''Literature/WizBiz'' series of novels by Rick Cook (comprised of ''Wizard's Bane; The Wizardry Compiled; The Wizardry Cursed; The Wizardry Consulted''), about a Silicon Valley programmer transported into a world where magic exists and where reality, he finds out, [[RewritingReality is programmable]].



* Simon Hawke's ''TheWizardOf4thStreet'' and its sequels have a 22nd century where magic has been reawakened and revolutionized technology and society: electrical generators powered by renewable magic, levitating cars with "thaumaturgic batteries", and sentient animated objects of all kinds.
* MasamuneShirow's Orion has this, with a Buddhist/Hinduist design style and a computing basis, such as talismans and seals for wake-up alarms, and reality-altering 'dharmaquations', a mixture of computer program and mandala.

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* Simon Hawke's ''TheWizardOf4thStreet'' ''Literature/{{The Wizard of 4th Street}}'' and its sequels have a 22nd century where magic has been reawakened and revolutionized technology and society: electrical generators powered by renewable magic, levitating cars with "thaumaturgic batteries", and sentient animated objects of all kinds.
* MasamuneShirow's Orion has this, with a Buddhist/Hinduist design style and a computing basis, such as talismans and seals for wake-up alarms, and reality-altering 'dharmaquations', a mixture of computer program and mandala.
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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' doesn't play too much with it, as magic and technology don't interact well. However there are plenty of loopholes and Wizards use what they can. {{Badass Normal}}s using the right ammo can be deadly to most magical foes. One of the best examples might be using magic to grab an old Soviet Satellite and doing a ColonyDrop.
** Although [[spoiler:Odin]] can integrate magic with technology, since he's [[spoiler:a god.]]
* {{Dragaera}} uses this like ''crazy''. One of the main side-effects of the Interregnum was that the Imperial Orb was changed to make magic a lot more powerful. This jarred Dragaeran society out of its artificially-imposed MedievalStasis as sorcerers had a field day figuring out all the new things they could do. In particular, teleportation completely changed the dynamics of trade and travel, psychic communication is used in a way reminiscent of cell phones, magical ''genetic tests'' are possible to do quickly and covertly, and magical lighting is the norm. Additionally, it became possible to revive someone recently killed from the dead if his central nervous system is still intact, meaning that often, DeathIsCheap.
** The Imperial Orb acts as a video camera, a literal magical database, and a public utility.

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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' doesn't play too much with it, as magic and technology don't interact well. However there are plenty of loopholes and Wizards use what they can. {{Badass Normal}}s using the right ammo can be deadly to most magical foes. One of the best examples might be using magic to grab an old Soviet Satellite and doing a ColonyDrop.
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ColonyDrop. Although [[spoiler:Odin]] can integrate magic with technology, since he's [[spoiler:a god.]]
* {{Dragaera}} ''Literature/{{Dragaera}}'' uses this like ''crazy''. One of the main side-effects of the Interregnum was that the Imperial Orb was changed to make magic a lot more powerful. This jarred Dragaeran society out of its artificially-imposed MedievalStasis as sorcerers had a field day figuring out all the new things they could do. In particular, teleportation completely changed the dynamics of trade and travel, psychic communication is used in a way reminiscent of cell phones, magical ''genetic tests'' are possible to do quickly and covertly, and magical lighting is the norm. Additionally, it became possible to revive someone recently killed from the dead if his central nervous system is still intact, meaning that often, DeathIsCheap.
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DeathIsCheap. The Imperial Orb acts as a video camera, a literal magical database, and a public utility.



* The SecretHistories books feature this prominently. The Drood PoweredArmor is one example. So are many of Eddie Drood's gadgets. Many other factions use technology enhanced by magic OR magic standardized by technology.

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* The SecretHistories ''Literature/SecretHistories'' books feature this prominently. The Drood PoweredArmor is one example. So are many of Eddie Drood's gadgets. Many other factions use technology enhanced by magic OR magic standardized by technology.




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* ''Literature/{{Eclipse}}'' has Augury, which mixes magic and technology in addition to the elements. One of the more notable devices produced from Augury is a bottle of wine that refills itself once its wave-like engravings flare up.



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* ''Literature/{{Eclipse}}'' has Augury, which mixes magic and technology in addition to the elements. One of the more notable devices produced from Augury is a bottle of wine that refills itself once its wave-like engravings flare up.

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* In ''ArcanaMagi'', Mana is a source of energy akin to electricity, with kinetic and potential types. Avalon Tech Enterprises invents machines and magical items that uses Mana as its energy source to operate.

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* In ''ArcanaMagi'', ''Literature/ArcanaMagi'', Mana is a source of energy akin to electricity, with kinetic and potential types. Avalon Tech Enterprises invents machines and magical items that uses Mana as its energy source to operate.



* The ''[[Wiki/SCPFoundation GOC]]'' makes use of magitech frequently, including magical sensors and casting spells on tablets and with computers.

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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'': The ''[[Wiki/SCPFoundation GOC]]'' GOC makes use of magitech frequently, including magical sensors and casting spells on tablets and with computers.



* The evil wizards in ''ThundarrTheBarbarian'' are just as likely to employ giant robots and war machines as magic spells.
* ''TheMagicSchoolBus'' has various abilities that are powered by devices such as the "shrinkerscope" and "mesmerglobber", which occasionally go on the fritz and require a trip to a mechanic at one point.

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* The evil wizards in ''ThundarrTheBarbarian'' ''WesternAnimation/ThundarrTheBarbarian'' are just as likely to employ giant robots and war machines as magic spells.
* ''TheMagicSchoolBus'' ''WesternAnimation/TheMagicSchoolBus'' has various abilities that are powered by devices such as the "shrinkerscope" and "mesmerglobber", which occasionally go on the fritz and require a trip to a mechanic at one point.



* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited'' had an episode where Lex realized he could use his clingy girlfriend [[HotWitch Tala]] as a power supply for his device to bring Brainiac back to life.

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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited'' ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' had an episode where Lex realized he could use his clingy girlfriend [[HotWitch Tala]] as a power supply for his device to bring Brainiac back to life.



** LaurenFaust's HandWave for any appearance of technology [[SchizoTech more advanced]] than that of [[MedievalEuropeanFantasy medieval Europe]] (namely, ones that run on electricity) is that it's [[ClarkesLawForGirlsToys powered by]] [[AWizardDidIt unicorn magic]].

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** LaurenFaust's Creator/LaurenFaust's HandWave for any appearance of technology [[SchizoTech more advanced]] than that of [[MedievalEuropeanFantasy medieval Europe]] (namely, ones that run on electricity) is that it's [[ClarkesLawForGirlsToys powered by]] [[AWizardDidIt unicorn magic]].



** In "The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000," the eponymous cider-making machine is powered by the Flim Flam brothers' unicorn magic.

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** In "The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000," 6000", the eponymous cider-making machine is powered by the Flim Flam brothers' unicorn magic.



20th Jun '16 10:30:02 PM rockmanx
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* In ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath'', the technology used by the Shinkoku and later the Seven Deities is powered by an energy source called "Mantra" which is created either by prayer from mortals, or processed directly from mortal souls. The latter allows for acquisition of Mantra faster, [[HumanResources at the obvious expense of human life]], while the former allows for [[GodNeedsPrayerBadly a steady supply of energy without people dying]]. The majority of this power is collected in a massive superfortress in orbit known as the Karma Fortress, which is used to power a WaveMotionGun known at the Brahmastra whose sole purpose is to defeat Gohma Vlitra, a continent-sized monster that appears every several thousand years. The individual demigods are also powered by ambient Mantra, with the the Eight Guardian Generals empowered by an "affinity" that generates and draws upon Mantra when they feel a strong emotion. Asura's affinity, for example, is Wrath, so when he gets pissed [[UnstoppableRage his cybernetic body draws upon more power]]. The Mantra is also controlled and directed by a "Priestess" who has an unusual talent for directing Mantra, witht he current Priestess being Asura's daughter, Mithra. Ultimately, [[spoiler: the other Guardians betray Asura to take Mithra and use her to control the Mantra while they establish a brutal regime to harvest Mantra from humanity through systematic murder.]] Asura is....[[UnstoppableRage less]] [[PapaWolf than]] [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge pleased.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath'', the technology used by the Shinkoku and later the Seven Deities is powered by an energy source called "Mantra" which is created either by prayer from mortals, or processed directly from mortal souls. The latter allows for acquisition of Mantra faster, [[HumanResources at the obvious expense of human life]], while the former allows for [[GodNeedsPrayerBadly a steady supply of energy without people dying]]. The majority of this power is collected in a massive superfortress in orbit known as the Karma Fortress, which is used to power a WaveMotionGun known at the Brahmastra whose sole purpose is to defeat Gohma Vlitra, a continent-sized monster that appears every several thousand years. The individual demigods are also powered by ambient Mantra, with the the Eight Guardian Generals empowered by an "affinity" that generates and draws upon Mantra when they feel a strong emotion. Asura's affinity, for example, is Wrath, so when he gets pissed [[UnstoppableRage his cybernetic body draws upon more power]]. The Mantra is also controlled and directed by a "Priestess" who has an unusual talent for directing Mantra, witht he with the current Priestess being Asura's daughter, Mithra. Ultimately, [[spoiler: the other Guardians betray Asura to take Mithra and use her to control the Mantra while they establish a brutal regime to harvest Mantra from humanity through systematic murder.]] Asura is....[[UnstoppableRage less]] [[PapaWolf than]] [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge pleased.]]
17th Jun '16 6:51:00 PM MyFinalEdits
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* It is implied that a lot of the weapons and tools Link finds squirreled away in the various temples and dungeons he explores in ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' series is actually magitek. The most obvious example is his companion, Fi, in ''Videogame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'', who is considered a "Sword Spirit", but behaves like a RobotGirl despite possibly being thousands of years old.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' has a particularly larger emphasis on magitek compared to previous games. The Shiekah Slate obtained in the beginning of the game looks and functions like a handheld tablet computer, and many enemies resemble StarfishRobots.

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* It is implied that a lot of the weapons and tools Link finds squirreled away in the various temples and dungeons he explores in ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' series is actually magitek. The most obvious A famous example is his companion, Fi, in ''Videogame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'', who is considered a "Sword Spirit", but behaves like a RobotGirl despite possibly being thousands of years old.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild''
old. There's also ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', which has a particularly larger emphasis on magitek compared to previous games. The Shiekah Slate obtained in the beginning of the game looks and functions like a handheld tablet computer, and many enemies resemble StarfishRobots.



* Quantum Mechanics as a whole can be thought of as being almost magical, due to its bizarre, common-sense-defying rules. Particles can be in two places or states at the same time, teleport randomly, act as both particles and waves simultaneously, and act instantly on each other over effectively infinite distances.

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* Quantum Mechanics as a whole can be thought of as being almost magical, due to its bizarre, common-sense-defying rules. Particles can be in two places or states at the same time, teleport randomly, act as both particles and waves simultaneously, and act instantly on each other over effectively infinite distances. Yet, as surreal as it sounds, it has proven to be true and contributed to the accelerated progress of modern physics in the 20th and 21st centuries, as it explained phenomena that the preceding science was unable to.



** For instance, steel is basically carbonized iron which means that a molten sword must be smothered in biological products. Imagine then what comes next: "This sword was bathed in the blood of [[VirginSacrifice a virgin sacrificed]] to the WarGod."
*** Damascus Steel in particular has turned out to follow Clarke's Law surprisingly closely. We have now reproduced the superior quality of Damascus Steel with the mystical power of the 'carbon nanotube'.

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** For instance, steel is basically carbonized iron which means that a molten sword must be smothered in biological products. Imagine then what comes next: "This sword was bathed in the blood of [[VirginSacrifice a virgin sacrificed]] to the WarGod."
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" Damascus Steel in particular has turned out to follow Clarke's Law surprisingly closely. We have now reproduced the superior quality of Damascus Steel with the mystical power of the 'carbon nanotube'.



* Alchemy was basically this. Much of the lab technology eventually used by real chemists (beakers, retorts, crucibles etc) was actually developed by alchemists first.

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* Alchemy was basically aiming at this. Much of the lab technology eventually used by real chemists (beakers, retorts, crucibles etc) was actually developed by alchemists first. \n
16th Jun '16 4:16:20 PM superkeijikun
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** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' has a particularly larger emphasis on magitek compared to previous games. The Shiekah Slate obtained in the beginning of the game looks and functions like a handheld tablet computer, and many enemies resemble StarfishRobots.
15th Jun '16 7:09:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Commonwealth in Patrick Rothfuss' ''TheKingkillerChronicles'' uses a lot of this. Other nations do too but to a lesser extent because the main source of magitek is The University, located in the Commonwealth.

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* The Commonwealth in Patrick Rothfuss' ''TheKingkillerChronicles'' ''Literature/TheKingkillerChronicles'' uses a lot of this. Other nations do too but to a lesser extent because the main source of magitek is The University, located in the Commonwealth.
4th Jun '16 4:13:21 AM morenohijazo
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* ''VideoGame/DiabloII'': The Assassin's gadgets such as the lightning trap, flame trap and blade barrier would fall under this. As a coven of mage hunters, the assassins avoid making use of spells. However, as a former mage clan, they've instead dedicated themselves to developing psychic powers and engineering weapons and tools based on their old magics.
26th May '16 10:19:47 PM PaulA
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* Creator/HarryTurtledove's ''The Case of the Toxic Spell Dump'' is the very definition of this trope; it's set in an AlternateHistory 20th century Earth that functions exactly like our own, except all the technology is magical.
** He also wrote a series following the course of a UsefulNotes/WorldWarII analogue with behemoths in the place of tanks, dragons instead of planes, enchanted "[[ThisIsMyBoomstick sticks]]" that worked a lot like guns, a magical Manhattan Project, and so on.

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* Creator/HarryTurtledove's ''The Case of the Toxic Spell Dump'' ''Literature/TheCaseOfTheToxicSpellDump'' is the very definition of this trope; it's set in an AlternateHistory 20th century Earth that functions exactly like our own, except all the technology is magical.
** He * Turtledove also wrote a series following the course of a UsefulNotes/WorldWarII analogue with behemoths in the place of tanks, dragons instead of planes, enchanted "[[ThisIsMyBoomstick sticks]]" that worked a lot like guns, a magical Manhattan Project, and so on.
23rd May '16 6:15:40 AM CRMartin
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** The last statement is ultimately played straight as of ''[[VideoGame/BlazBlueChronoPhantasma Chrono Phantasma]]'', where Phantom's identity is revealed to be [[spoiler: Konoe A. Mercury, aka Nine, one of the Six Heroes who vanquished the Black Beast during the Dark War. Her namesake comes from her holding the ninth seat in a magician's guild known as the Ten Sages, where she is regarded as being [[TheAce the best among her contemporaries]]. She was also the very same person who introduced the concept of Ars Magus to humanity, as well as the ten [[ArtifactOfDoom Nox Nyctores]] that half of the cast are in possession of.]] This becomes a focal point of her story arc in ''[[VideoGame/BlazBlueCentralFiction Central Fiction]]'', where Nine [[spoiler: seeks out every Nox to bring forth the series' equivalent of TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt.]]
** Nine's daughter [[MadScientist Kokonoe]] is a peculiar case. Having inherited traits from both her parents, her father being another Hero Juubei, she is naturally versed in Ars Magus as well as the art of traditional magic, as seen when [[spoiler: she incorporates her mother's original spell, ''Infinite Gravity'', to condense a large mass of human souls to activate two marionettes, one of them being the dormant Nox Nyctores Nirvana.]]
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