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4th Dec '17 3:50:11 PM dotchan
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* [[VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness Flonne]] has a skill named "[[LoveFreak Power of Love]]", which recovers the HP of her allies, but not her own.
** Other spells in the game can be cast on anyone of the player's choosing.

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* [[VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness Flonne]] ''VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness'': Flonne has a skill named "[[LoveFreak Power of Love]]", which recovers the HP of her allies, but not her own.
** Other spells in the game can be cast on anyone of the player's choosing.choosing, including damaging spells and debuffs. You and your allies are most definitely NOT FriendlyFireproof.
1st Dec '17 4:59:27 PM MightyG
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This is a plot device and a video game balancing mechanic: it means the enchanter/caster/[[VideoGame/CityOfHeroes Defender]]/whatever requires other people to move things along, and prevents him from [[GameBreaker making everything trivial]] [[StoryBreakerBower with his own power]].

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This is a plot device and a video game balancing mechanic: it means the enchanter/caster/[[VideoGame/CityOfHeroes Defender]]/whatever requires other people to move things along, and prevents him from [[GameBreaker making everything trivial]] [[StoryBreakerBower [[StoryBreakerPower with his own power]].
7th Nov '17 8:42:42 PM SSJMagus
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This is a plot device and a video game balancing mechanic: it means the enchanter/caster/[[VideoGame/CityOfHeroes Defender]]/whatever requires other people to move things along, and prevents him from [[GameBreaker making everything trivial with his own power]].

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This is a plot device and a video game balancing mechanic: it means the enchanter/caster/[[VideoGame/CityOfHeroes Defender]]/whatever requires other people to move things along, and prevents him from [[GameBreaker making everything trivial trivial]] [[StoryBreakerBower with his own power]].
4th Nov '17 6:30:02 AM luiz4200
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* ''WesternAnimation/ShimmerAndShine'': Wish magic is the most powerful magic a genie can use but no one can use it to grant one's own wishes.
* ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'': Hawk Moth can empower others, but Nooroo's power doesn't work on whoever holds the Miraculous. [[spoiler:When he needs to akumatize himself to throw off suspicion, he temporarily renounces his power so he'll be vulnerable and has a previously created akuma merge with him, fooling even Master Fu, who knows about this aspect of Nooroo's power.]]
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.
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