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19th Jan '17 7:50:29 AM Steinman76
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** Although both book and film show combat spells being used, the most potent magic in Middle Earth is relatively slow. As a result, even such powerful magic-users as Gandalf, Sauron, and Morgoth carry and use melee weapons.


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* Wise magic-users will always look for this first in ''Literature/TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms''. After all, their personal stores of magical energy are finite, and they can't always be sure where their next recharge will come from. If they use up their energy on MundaneUtility tasks that they could have done the regular way, they could be in real trouble if they get into a situation where magic is really necessary.
12th Jan '17 1:22:57 AM TheSinful
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* In ''Fanfic/DestinyIsAHazyThing'' Shikamaru is stuck on a team with a sensei (Kakashi) who doesn't teach anything and whose negligence nearly got the entire team killed. However, he can't transfer to a new team without permission from his sensei or the Hokage (who supports Kakashi unquestioningly). What does he do? He fills out some paperwork to get himself sent back to the academy, which is remarkably easy because it's unheard of for anyone to want to go back.
7th Jan '17 8:45:47 PM BobTanaka
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** At one point in the second part of the pilot, Twilight is desperately searching her library for a book on the Elements of Harmony. [[CloudCuckoolander Pinkie Pie]] finds it in seconds. How?
-->'''Pinkie:''' "It was under 'E'."
30th Dec '16 7:40:21 AM AgProv
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* When an old-style cartoon bomb with a fizzing fuse is delivered to Captain Trunk, Trunk panics, and SledgeHammer considers the only remedy is to smash the toughened-glass office window with a chair so as to throw the bomb out into the street. The disregarded Dori Doreau ineffectually tries to attract their attention as one panics and the other goes into macho mode, and eventually shrugs, simply reaching down to take the lit fuse and dunk it in a cup of coffee to extinguish it. Neither man notices this and she stands there, deadpan, letting them get on with it.
26th Dec '16 5:47:07 PM Yuihime
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* During the third week of ''VideoGame/FateEXTRA'', Alice traps you in a [[RealityWarper Reality Marble]] that erases your identity, starting with your name. You and your Servant figure out that remembering your name will free you from the Reality Marble, and when you ask Rin how to do that she [[StatingTheSimpleSolution suggests just writing it down]]. A dropped note by Alice indicates she was using the same method herself.
23rd Dec '16 6:53:05 AM Rhodes7
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* ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'': The Victorians are almost always able to find a simple, low-tech solution to their high tech enemies, defeating bombing raids with hostages and human shields, thwarting electronic warfare by dispensing with all but a few computers used solely for hacking the enemy, defeating a naval blockade with speedboats armed with ''spar torpedoes'' and locating stealth bombers with ancient short-wave radar.
4th Dec '16 1:32:22 PM Morgenthaler
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** In ''Turn Coat'', Morgan talks about how he once had to take on a skinwalker, an [[EldritchAbomination incredibly powerful demigod horror]] with a hefty resistance to magic. He knew he'd get pounded in a straight fight ([[spoiler:not everyone can be Injun Joe, after all]]), so instead he lured it into following him to the middle of nowhere in Nevada. Specifically, [[NukeEm a nuclear testing ground]]. He stepped into a portal to the Nevernever just as the bomb went off. [[BadAss Morgan]] 1, EldritchAbomination From the Dawn of Time [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu 0]].

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** In ''Turn Coat'', Morgan talks about how he once had to take on a skinwalker, an [[EldritchAbomination incredibly powerful demigod horror]] with a hefty resistance to magic. He knew he'd get pounded in a straight fight ([[spoiler:not everyone can be Injun Joe, after all]]), so instead he lured it into following him to the middle of nowhere in Nevada. Specifically, [[NukeEm a nuclear testing ground]]. He stepped into a portal to the Nevernever just as the bomb went off. [[BadAss Morgan]] Morgan 1, EldritchAbomination From the Dawn of Time [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu 0]].
27th Nov '16 12:50:34 PM Yuihime
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** Magical invisibility can be foiled by various detection spells -- [[SeeTheInvisible or by someone throwing a sack of flour into one's general vicinity]]. For those not carrying flour, the spell Glitterdust is often used this way (it also makes a nice HandfulForAnEye).

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** Magical invisibility can be foiled by various detection spells -- [[SeeTheInvisible or by someone throwing a sack of flour into one's general vicinity]]. For those not carrying flour, [[UtilityMagic the spell Glitterdust is often used this way (it also makes a nice HandfulForAnEye).way]].
27th Nov '16 11:55:42 AM Yuihime
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* The ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' need to find out where a guy lives, so they start planning ways of tracking him. Cassie just uses the phonebook.

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* The ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' need to find out where a guy lives, so they start planning ways of tracking him. Cassie just uses the phonebook. Since the guy in question was a celebrity, the others had assumed he would be unlisted in the first place.



** Magical invisibility can be foiled by various detection spells -- [[SeeTheInvisible or by someone throwing a sack of flour into one's general vicinity]].

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** Magical invisibility can be foiled by various detection spells -- [[SeeTheInvisible or by someone throwing a sack of flour into one's general vicinity]]. For those not carrying flour, the spell Glitterdust is often used this way (it also makes a nice HandfulForAnEye).
13th Nov '16 12:24:47 PM TheSinful
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* Since she's an astral projection, [[Anime/TenchiMuyo Ryoko]] can't talk to Tenchi in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4543978/1/The-Flying-Lady-Or-No-Need-For-Words The Flying Lady Or, No Need For Words]]''. They eventually get around this by learning sign language.
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