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25th Mar '18 5:28:53 AM Silverblade2
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** Then there's Harley, the mad psychiatrist. She may have started off as a psychiatrist, but she is driven by her insanely emotional devotion to SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker.

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** Then there's Harley, the mad psychiatrist. She may have started off as a psychiatrist, but she is driven by her insanely emotional devotion to SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker.ComicBook/TheJoker.
22nd Feb '18 11:34:53 AM johnnye
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* In ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'' both Bruce Banner and Betty Ross were scientist working on the serum that lead to Bruce's transformation. Bruce is Marvel's resident Gamma radiation and physics expert whereas Betty is a professor of biology.

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* In ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'' both Bruce Banner and Betty Ross were scientist scientists working on the serum that lead to Bruce's transformation. Bruce is Marvel's resident Gamma radiation and physics expert whereas Betty is a professor of biology.



* Louise and Ian, the first contact science team in ''Film/{{Arrival}}''; Louise is a linguist, while Ian is a theoretical physicist. While their professional disagreements are played with, including Ian being affectionately HardOnSoftScience, they both ultimately have contributions to make. [[spoiler:The "Mother" and "Father" parts become literally true by the end--or should that be the beginning--of the story.]]



** Wizards are urban and associate with the Unseen University, thus are some variety of academia parody. They are often silly old duffers or giant nerds, but this does give the luster of hard science to their magic, and were more powerful once in Disc politics. The leading wizard, Ridcully, is pretty pompous but macho too (and ironically was thought to be CloserToEarth, but was actually an EgomaniacHunter). In earlier stories they tended to assassinate each other a lot. They're also celibate because of the possibility of [[Discworld/{{Sourcery}} Sourcerors]].

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** Wizards are urban and associate with the Unseen University, thus are some variety of academia parody. They are often silly old duffers or giant nerds, but this does give the luster of hard science to their magic, and they were more powerful once in Disc politics. The leading wizard, Ridcully, is pretty pompous but macho too (and ironically was thought to be CloserToEarth, but was actually an EgomaniacHunter). In earlier stories they tended to assassinate each other a lot. They're also celibate because of the possibility of [[Discworld/{{Sourcery}} Sourcerors]].



** A few Witch characters have been seen to use wizard magic, which is a variety of [[FunctionalMagic Rule Magic]] and so there is really no reason why not. No wizard has been seen to use Borrowing or any other of the Witch specialties, but on the other hand there has never really been any suggestion that they couldn't if they wanted to. Granny once fought a magical duel with the then-current Archchancelor, and they fought to a standstill.

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** A few Witch characters have been seen to use wizard magic, which is a variety of [[FunctionalMagic Rule Magic]] and so there is really no reason why not. No wizard has been seen to use Borrowing or any other of the Witch specialties, but on the other hand there has never really been any suggestion that they couldn't if they wanted to. Granny once fought a magical duel with the then-current Archchancelor, and they fought to a standstill. In ''Discworld/EqualRites'', Eskarina Smith succeeds in being accepted as the first ever female student of Wizardry. When she's reintroduced in ''Discworld/UnseenAcademicals'' she's taken a much CloserToEarth approach to the discipline than the male colleagues of hers that we've seen.



* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'': Despite the fact that they are a plant specices, they are a play on this trope. The Ents and Entwives in Treebeard explain that the Ents delighted in nature and the wilds, and would roam for long periods communing with plants and animals. Whereas:

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* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'': Despite the fact that they are a plant specices, they species, the Ents and Entwives are a play on this trope. The Ents and Entwives in Treebeard explain explains that the Ents delighted in nature and the wilds, and would roam for long periods communing with plants and animals. Whereas:
16th Feb '18 11:34:08 AM TotemicHero
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-->-- "Ancient Einsteins", '''Ancient Impossible'''

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-->-- "Ancient Einsteins", '''Ancient Impossible'''
'''''Ancient Impossible'''''
16th Feb '18 11:14:30 AM Adept
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->'''Sally Impossible:''' What could be more important than your family, Richard?\\
'''Richard Impossible:''' …ssssscience?
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers''

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->'''Sally Impossible:''' What could ->''Archimedes was a brilliant inventor and a mathematician. He says to the people around him, "Don't just live in the lap of the gods. Don't be more important than dominated by Mother Nature. You, as a man, can take control of your family, Richard?\\
'''Richard Impossible:''' …ssssscience?
own destiny."''
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers''
"Ancient Einsteins", '''Ancient Impossible'''
16th Feb '18 10:37:36 AM Adept
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* Inverted in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyDissidia2015'', where the two primary deities are Materia, the goddess of machinery and Spiritus, the god of magic.
21st Jan '18 2:14:03 PM nombretomado
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* Jack and Annie from ''MagicTreeHouse'', although given their ages, Jack simply has been in school longer than his sister.

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* Jack and Annie from ''MagicTreeHouse'', ''Literature/TheMagicTreehouse'', although given their ages, Jack simply has been in school longer than his sister.
20th Nov '17 10:17:45 AM Some-Person
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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' Dipper and Mabel. Dipper is easily the smarter of the Pines twins and is highly intelligent and resourceful. Mabel, on the other hand, is far more goofy, energetic and emotional.
2nd Nov '17 7:12:56 PM MasterN
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** Played straight with iGo Nuclear. Carly's projects involve a crude compost pit and an organic pesticide, while Sam used her fingers to rip an orange apart. Contrast Freddie's high-tech modern composter, Spencer's electric-powered scooter, and Cal's illegal nuclear power generator.

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** Played straight with iGo Nuclear. Carly's projects involve a crude compost pit and an organic pesticide, while Sam used her fingers to rip an orange apart. Contrast Freddie's high-tech modern composter, Spencer's electric-powered scooter, and Cal's illegal [[spoiler: illegal]] nuclear power generator.
24th Sep '17 8:34:03 PM jormis29
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* In ''Dona Barbara'', the title character (a wealthy landlady) represents the brutish nature while Santos Luzardo (a lawyer from the big city) is the civilization.

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* In ''Dona Barbara'', ''Series//DonaBarbara'', the title character (a wealthy landlady) represents the brutish nature while Santos Luzardo (a lawyer from the big city) is the civilization.
31st May '17 6:05:58 PM nombretomado
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* Diane Duane's YoungWizards series follows this. Nita's magic relates to nature and living things. Her male partner Kit tends to do better with technology and inanimate objects like rocks. However, later on Nita's sister subverts the whole thing by being a computer wiz with a magical affinity for technology and silicon-based lifeforms, and both Nita and Kit eventually grow out of their original specialties into others, which is apparently common for wizards. It's left open whether their initial foci came from awareness of the trope, but newcomers to magic in the books do tend to get it in a form which behaves as much the way they expect it to as is practical (without breaking MagicAIsMagicA).

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* Diane Duane's YoungWizards ''Literature/YoungWizards'' series follows this. Nita's magic relates to nature and living things. Her male partner Kit tends to do better with technology and inanimate objects like rocks. However, later on Nita's sister subverts the whole thing by being a computer wiz with a magical affinity for technology and silicon-based lifeforms, and both Nita and Kit eventually grow out of their original specialties into others, which is apparently common for wizards. It's left open whether their initial foci came from awareness of the trope, but newcomers to magic in the books do tend to get it in a form which behaves as much the way they expect it to as is practical (without breaking MagicAIsMagicA).
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