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1st Jul '17 6:35:00 AM mindbound
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** Possibly [[SubvertedTrope subverted]], as there is no exchange of energy or information and therefore no actual interaction between the entangled particles (which is why entanglement cannot be used to create a [[SubspaceAnsible Subspace Ansible]]).
18th Jun '17 9:35:06 PM Hanz
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* Constanze Braunschbank Albrechtsburger from ''Anime/LittleWitchAcademia'' is a [[CuteWitch witch student]] who mixes magic with technology like a [[GirlGenius Spark.]] She made a RobotBuddy out of a Playstation-like console, flies a broom with a propeller-driven engine, made a manabolt firing shotgun, and magic powered microwave ovens, among other tricks. Later on, Professor Croix is introduced as a witch who uses advanced technology in conjunction with magic who brings about changes to the academy.

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* Constanze Braunschbank Albrechtsburger from ''Anime/LittleWitchAcademia'' is a [[CuteWitch witch student]] who mixes magic with technology like a [[GirlGenius Spark.]] She made a RobotBuddy out of a Playstation-like console, flies a broom with a propeller-driven engine, made a manabolt firing shotgun, and magic powered microwave ovens, among other tricks. Later on, Professor Croix is introduced as a witch who uses advanced technology in conjunction with magic who brings about changes to the academy.such as a smartphone as a wand and wifi routers that picks up magic from leylines.
5th Jun '17 12:44:37 AM M84
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** The Dark Eldar and the Necrons' technology are also aversions. Their tech doesn't make use of psychic power. It's just really, ''really'' advanced.
31st May '17 11:09:34 PM MarkLungo
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* Often shows up in works by Creator/YoshiyukiTomino, most obviously ''Anime/AuraBattlerDunbine''. Even the original ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'', paragon of RealRobot-ness has it in the form of Psycommu weapons, though this may not technically qualify, as at the time it was made, many serious scientists were conducting research into PsychicPowers. But the fact that subsequent Gundam stories have continued to use the concept [[ScienceMarchesOn even after all the major psychic research was proved to be flawed or outright fraudulent]] places them firmly in Magitek territory.

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* Often shows up in works by Creator/YoshiyukiTomino, most obviously ''Anime/AuraBattlerDunbine''. Even the original ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'', paragon of RealRobot-ness RealRobot-ness, has it in the form of Psycommu weapons, though this may not technically qualify, as at the time it was made, many serious scientists were conducting research into PsychicPowers. But the fact that subsequent Gundam stories have continued to use the concept [[ScienceMarchesOn even after all the major psychic research was proved to be flawed or outright fraudulent]] places them firmly in Magitek territory.
31st May '17 6:51:23 PM nombretomado
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* Often shows up in works by YoshiyukiTomino, most obviously ''Anime/AuraBattlerDunbine''. Even the original ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'', paragon of RealRobot-ness has it in the form of Psycommu weapons, though this may not technically qualify, as at the time it was made, many serious scientists were conducting research into PsychicPowers. But the fact that subsequent Gundam stories have continued to use the concept [[ScienceMarchesOn even after all the major psychic research was proved to be flawed or outright fraudulent]] places them firmly in Magitek territory.

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* Often shows up in works by YoshiyukiTomino, Creator/YoshiyukiTomino, most obviously ''Anime/AuraBattlerDunbine''. Even the original ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'', paragon of RealRobot-ness has it in the form of Psycommu weapons, though this may not technically qualify, as at the time it was made, many serious scientists were conducting research into PsychicPowers. But the fact that subsequent Gundam stories have continued to use the concept [[ScienceMarchesOn even after all the major psychic research was proved to be flawed or outright fraudulent]] places them firmly in Magitek territory.
28th May '17 3:29:50 PM nombretomado
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* ''FanFic/AnISOTInGrimdark'' - after arriving into the WarhammerFantasy world, the German engineers quickly get to work on adapting their technology for the setting. They start off with a [[TheLittleDetecto "magic indicator"]] for detecting hidden magic users or potentially dangerous magical artifacts. It isn't long though before they start building [[spoiler:suits of PoweredArmor, and even using Magitek to power their ''manned space program'']].

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* ''FanFic/AnISOTInGrimdark'' - after arriving into the WarhammerFantasy TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasy world, the German engineers quickly get to work on adapting their technology for the setting. They start off with a [[TheLittleDetecto "magic indicator"]] for detecting hidden magic users or potentially dangerous magical artifacts. It isn't long though before they start building [[spoiler:suits of PoweredArmor, and even using Magitek to power their ''manned space program'']].
28th May '17 3:17:06 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': The four main societies rely heavily on this in the form of a particular physical magic referred to as "bending", to the point where their technology parallels our own. In fact, non-magical complex devices are occasionally referred to as "fake bending" (example: explosives = fake firebending).
** The Earth Kingdom runs complicated metro transit and postal systems by using Earthbenders to "bend" the cargo across stone tracks, with the trains themselves made of stone as well. It also has advanced construction (with the largest and most elaborate cities in the world) and possibly agriculture (which could explain how Ba Sing Se is able to maintain vast tracts of farmland from within its city wall), eventually developing earthbending-powered tanks as well.
** The Air Nomads traveled with the help of gliders supported by airbending.
** The Water Tribes, among other things, have [[HealingHands largely overwritten]] the need for traditional medicine. The canal lock system used for the capital city of the Northern Water Tribe also runs on waterbending (which was also likely used to construct the city itself, given that its largest and most elaborate buildings seem to be made completely of ice). They also eventually create waterbending-propelled ''submarines''.
** The Fire Nation's innate ability to control, well, fire has allowed it to undergo an all-out industrial revolution, with plenty of [[SteamPunk steam powered]] machines, such as tanks and drills. Unlike the other nations, however, much of its more advanced technology can be fully operated by non-benders as well.
** In general, the Avatar world implies that there are more ''peaceful'' uses for Bending than there are combat uses. This makes sense given that bending, while uncommon, is not so much seen as a superpower as a special talent in the Avatar-verse (like double jointed or photographic memory), so people would use it for a variety of purposes.
* This is played with in SequelSeries ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra.'' Seventy years later, and the ''Avatar'' world has much more advanced technology, most of which can run without bending, such as automobiles, radios, and biplanes; even the Earth Kingdom's transit system from the original show has replaced its Earthbenders with conventional engines. It's even a plot point in Season 1, where the most technologically advanced faction are the [[AntiMagicalFaction anti-bending]] Equalists. Nevertheless, there's still plenty of room for bending-based technology; power plants in Republic City are staffed by Firebenders using lightning to help power the electrical grid, and battleship cannons are primarily used to increase the power of bending attacks.
** The ultimate example of this for the entire franchise happens in Season 4, when Kuvira's Earth Empire unveils [[spoiler:a HumongousMecha powered by spirit vines, wielding a giant energy cannon that's also powered by spirit vines. Varrick already concluded that spirits and science do NOT mix]]. To top it all off, [[spoiler:it can roughly approximate a MotionCaptureMecha by having Kuvira metalbend trackballs to pilot it]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': The four main societies rely heavily on this in the form ''[[Franchise/AvatarTheLastAirbender Avatar]]'' franchise features multiple types of a particular physical martial arts-based elemental magic referred to as "bending", which is often used to help operate various technologies. In fact, it's implied that there are more ''peaceful'' uses for bending than there are combat uses. This makes sense given that bending, while uncommon, is not so much seen as a superpower as a special talent in the Avatar-verse (like double jointed or photographic memory), so people would use it for a variety of purposes.
** In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', the four main societies rely heavily on this,
to the point where their technology parallels our own. own despite the mid-19th-century-esque setting. In fact, non-magical complex devices are occasionally referred to as "fake bending" (example: explosives = fake firebending).
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firebending).
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The Earth Kingdom runs complicated metro transit and postal systems by using Earthbenders to "bend" the cargo across stone tracks, with the trains themselves made of stone as well. It also has advanced construction (with the largest and most elaborate cities in the world) and possibly agriculture (which could explain how Ba Sing Se is able to maintain vast tracts of farmland from within its city wall), eventually developing earthbending-powered tanks as well.
** *** The Air Nomads traveled with the help of gliders supported by airbending.
** *** The Water Tribes, among other things, have [[HealingHands largely overwritten]] the need for traditional medicine. The canal lock system used for the capital city of the Northern Water Tribe also runs on waterbending (which was also likely used to construct the city itself, given that its largest and most elaborate buildings seem to be made completely of ice). They also eventually create waterbending-propelled ''submarines''.
** *** The Fire Nation's innate ability to control, well, fire has allowed it to undergo an all-out industrial revolution, with plenty of [[SteamPunk steam powered]] machines, such as tanks and drills. Unlike the other nations, however, much of its more advanced technology can be fully operated by non-benders as well.
** In general, the Avatar world implies that there are more ''peaceful'' uses for Bending than there are combat uses. This makes sense given that bending, while uncommon, is not so much seen as a superpower as a special talent in the Avatar-verse (like double jointed or photographic memory), so people would use it for a variety of purposes.
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This is played with in SequelSeries ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra.'' Seventy years later, and the ''Avatar'' world has much more advanced technology, most of which can run without bending, such as automobiles, radios, and biplanes; even the Earth Kingdom's transit system from the original show has replaced its Earthbenders with conventional engines. It's even a plot point in Season 1, where the most technologically advanced faction are the [[AntiMagicalFaction anti-bending]] Equalists. Nevertheless, there's still plenty of room for bending-based technology; power plants in Republic City are staffed by Firebenders using lightning to help power the electrical grid, and battleship cannons are primarily used to increase the power of bending attacks.
** The ultimate example of this for the entire franchise happens in Season 4, 4 of ''Korra'', when Kuvira's Earth Empire unveils [[spoiler:a HumongousMecha powered by spirit vines, wielding a giant energy cannon that's also powered by spirit vines. Varrick already concluded that spirits and science do NOT mix]]. To top it all off, [[spoiler:it can roughly approximate a MotionCaptureMecha by having Kuvira metalbend trackballs to pilot it]].
20th May '17 5:27:06 PM nombretomado
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** Especially since in the [[TheWarGods Bazhell]] series' background the old empire that fell 1,000 years before was explicitly Magitek. Dwarfs are championed by the author due to his hatred of the anti-technology stance of much of fantasy. The old way of making steel depended on the support of wizards. The new one uses Bessemer Converters. Steam engines are being discovered and shock absorbers are now being used on wagons.

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** Especially since in the [[TheWarGods Bazhell]] ''[[Literature/TheWarGods Bazhell]]'' series' background the old empire that fell 1,000 years before was explicitly Magitek. Dwarfs are championed by the author due to his hatred of the anti-technology stance of much of fantasy. The old way of making steel depended on the support of wizards. The new one uses Bessemer Converters. Steam engines are being discovered and shock absorbers are now being used on wagons.
15th May '17 2:16:05 PM AtmosBlitzer
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* Parodied in ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'' with the [=MagiMechTech=] [=MechaMech=], a robot "powered by a sinister blend of magic and technology. Since sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic, though, you're not sure in what proportion."

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* Parodied in ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'' with the [=MagiMechTech=] [=MechaMech=], a robot "powered by a sinister blend of magic and technology. Since [[ClarkesThirdLaw sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic, magic]], though, you're not sure in what proportion."
14th May '17 10:11:11 AM nombretomado
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* In ''Franchise/StarCraft'', the Terran [[InvisibilityCloak Cloaking Device]] runs off the users PsychicPowers. Similarly, ''all'' Protoss tech is psi-powered, but much more efficiently so since the 'toss passively harness Psi, rather than actively like the Terrans, who run the risk of [[PsychicNosebleed hurting themselves if they do it too much.]]

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* In ''Franchise/StarCraft'', ''VideoGame/StarCraft'', the Terran [[InvisibilityCloak Cloaking Device]] runs off the users PsychicPowers. Similarly, ''all'' Protoss tech is psi-powered, but much more efficiently so since the 'toss passively harness Psi, rather than actively like the Terrans, who run the risk of [[PsychicNosebleed hurting themselves if they do it too much.]]
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