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28th Sep '17 12:29:08 AM PaulA
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* In the ''Spellsong Cycle'', magicians cannot cast magic on themselves. They can, however, cast magic on ''each other''.

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* In the ''Spellsong Cycle'', Cycle'' by Creator/LEModesittJr, magicians cannot cast magic on themselves. They can, however, cast magic on ''each other''.
20th Sep '17 11:25:37 AM GreatWyrmGold
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** On the other hand, most "actual buffs" can be applied to anyone, including the caster. A few are even caster-only! This is part of why [[GameBreaker a well-built spellcaster can take the place of a full party]].
25th Aug '17 9:17:27 PM Reshy
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**Done away with in 2e, Mages no longer require having a higher level arcanum to target others with their spells.
27th Jul '17 12:38:31 PM Necrodomo
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* The [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Advocate]] from ''[[NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' can grant enormous bonuses to other characters at the price of most of their [[PointBuildSystem Character Points]], but doesn't benefit from any of these buffs itself. There is ''no'' upper limit to the number of other characters who can get buffs, making a sufficiently well-developed Advocate a case of sacrificing personal power for the power to [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower alter the course of the whole war]].
2nd Jul '17 10:51:06 AM Gamermaster
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* At one point in ''Manga/MaouJouDeOyasumi'', the princess tries casting a high level sleep spell on herself. It knocks out everyone in the castle ''except'' her.
31st May '17 8:16:30 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TheWheelOfTime'' series the Aes Sedai cannot use their powers (mostly Healing) on themselves. This is explained by the magic needing to be "weaved" and "applied" to someone. In this way its impossible to to lay a weave upon yourself as you would be unable to properly see it. It's a pity they couldn't use mirrors or bend light or something to get around that ... other than that, it's a pretty consistent rule: there's an anecdote about an Aes Sedai whose mental block (Wilders often acquire these when learning to keep a lid on their powers on their own) was that she couldn't touch the Source with her eyes open. Naturally, this made her rather ineffective.

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* In ''TheWheelOfTime'' ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' series the Aes Sedai cannot use their powers (mostly Healing) on themselves. This is explained by the magic needing to be "weaved" and "applied" to someone. In this way its impossible to to lay a weave upon yourself as you would be unable to properly see it. It's a pity they couldn't use mirrors or bend light or something to get around that ... other than that, it's a pretty consistent rule: there's an anecdote about an Aes Sedai whose mental block (Wilders often acquire these when learning to keep a lid on their powers on their own) was that she couldn't touch the Source with her eyes open. Naturally, this made her rather ineffective.
5th Mar '17 1:17:00 PM Dvandemon
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* In ''Series/{{Charmed}}'', witches cannot use magic for personal gain. If they try, the world will twist it against them, or outright delete the results.

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* In ''Series/{{Charmed}}'', witches cannot use magic for personal gain. If they try, the world will twist it against them, or outright delete the results. This only applies to [[BeingGoodSucks good-aligned witches]], enforced by ThePowersThatBe. In the PostScriptSeason comic series an incident renders humans magical and witches powerless and the empowered humans can freely use magic for any whim. Evil can do pretty much whatever they want, something the protagonists regularly lament, but they usually [[EvilIsSterile have to steal the power to do so from forces of good]].
5th Mar '17 1:08:29 PM Dvandemon
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* The deformed mutant Masque, from the MarvelUniverse, has the power to alter anyone's facial features, save for his own.

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* The deformed mutant Masque, from the MarvelUniverse, has the power to alter anyone's facial features, save for his own. This served to the irony that he couldn't fix his own deformed appearance, leading to [[FreudianExcuse bitterly and sadistically]] deforming other Morlocks to enforce loyalty. Later appearances avert this into full on VoluntaryShapeshifting territory.
18th Dec '16 9:20:00 PM HighCrate
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* [[Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog Dr. Facilier]], who provides the page quote.

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* %%* [[Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog Dr. Facilier]], who provides the page quote.
17th Nov '16 12:01:40 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* In Creator/PatriciaCWrede's ''Literature/EnchantedForestChronicles'', Herbert can spin straw into gold for other people, not himself.

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* In Creator/PatriciaCWrede's ''Literature/EnchantedForestChronicles'', Herbert (the grandson of the ''Enchanted Forest Chronicles'' version of Rumpelstiltskin) can spin straw into gold for other people, not himself.
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