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30th Sep '16 9:08:03 AM Thepenguinking2
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** Constantine also crosses paths with and [[WizardDuel fights]] other {{magick}} users, with their PostModernMagick taken from different regions of the world.

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** Constantine also crosses paths with and [[WizardDuel fights]] other {{magick}} users, with their PostModernMagick post modern magick taken from different regions of the world.



* ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'' is set in a classic MedievalEuropeanFantasy world, but also features a physics simulation that is realistic in most non-magical respects. This causes side effects that put it firmly in PostModernMagik.

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* ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'' is set in a classic MedievalEuropeanFantasy world, but also features a physics simulation that is realistic in most non-magical respects. This causes side effects that put it firmly in PostModernMagik.this trope.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' often deals with PostModernMagik while trying to figure out how to defeat a supernatural enemy, whether it's by tricking the Headless Horseman into crossing running water through holography or jury-rigging solar-frequency lasers to fight off vampires. Some of the mythological figures have also taken on more relevant forms for the modern age: the Headless Horseman now looks like a headless motorcyclist, the Sumerian god Marduk appears as an ordinary New Yorker (though photographs can [[GlamourFailure reveal his true form]]) and a famous pop singer turns out to be a genocidal banshee. One episode reveals that the Eiffel Tower is a primitive Magitek containment unit.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' often deals with PostModernMagik this while trying to figure out how to defeat a supernatural enemy, whether it's by tricking the Headless Horseman into crossing running water through holography or jury-rigging solar-frequency lasers to fight off vampires. Some of the mythological figures have also taken on more relevant forms for the modern age: the Headless Horseman now looks like a headless motorcyclist, the Sumerian god Marduk appears as an ordinary New Yorker (though photographs can [[GlamourFailure reveal his true form]]) and a famous pop singer turns out to be a genocidal banshee. One episode reveals that the Eiffel Tower is a primitive Magitek containment unit.
24th Sep '16 1:53:43 PM nombretomado
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* [[ChannelFour Channel 4]] series ''Series/{{Ultraviolet}}'' works like this: It quite commonly sciences up vampire weaknesses, such as ultraviolet susceptibility ([[TitleDrop thus the title]]), carbon-based bullets, and videoscreen-based vampire detectors.
** And on the other side of the war, the "leeches" are quite willing to use things like genetic engineering and dodgy legal matters, and use psychological warfare tactics. As we find out in the series finale, [[spoiler:their big plan is to use synthetic blood as a substitute for humanity. Because humanity will be extinct. Because they plan to kill them all after causing a nuclear winter to block out the sun.]]

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* [[ChannelFour Channel 4]] Creator/Channel4 series ''Series/{{Ultraviolet}}'' works like this: ''Series/{{Ultraviolet}}'':
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It quite commonly sciences up vampire weaknesses, such as ultraviolet susceptibility ([[TitleDrop thus the title]]), carbon-based bullets, and videoscreen-based vampire detectors.
** And on On the other side of the war, the "leeches" are quite willing to use things like genetic engineering and dodgy legal matters, and use psychological warfare tactics. As we find out in the series finale, [[spoiler:their big plan is to use synthetic blood as a substitute for humanity. Because humanity will be extinct. Because they plan to kill them all after causing a nuclear winter to block out the sun.]]
20th Sep '16 8:30:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''EternalDarkness'', [[TheDragon Pious]] normally uses magic but [[spoiler:is quite willing to use a pistol to try and take out Lindsey]]. One of the most prominent spells is enchanting weapons, which works on guns. Towards the end of the game, [[spoiler:Michael destroys the Forbidden City using enchanted C4.]]

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* In ''EternalDarkness'', ''VideoGame/EternalDarkness'', [[TheDragon Pious]] normally uses magic but [[spoiler:is quite willing to use a pistol to try and take out Lindsey]]. One of the most prominent spells is enchanting weapons, which works on guns. Towards the end of the game, [[spoiler:Michael destroys the Forbidden City using enchanted C4.]]
20th Sep '16 8:30:23 AM Morgenthaler
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** ''Reign of Winter'' includes a portion where BabaYaga is captured by her renegade son [[spoiler:Grigori Rasputin]] and imprisoned in 20th century Russia. The adventurers dispatched to rescue her quickly discover that the Russians, all survivors of [[WorldWarI the Great War]], have seen more than their fair share of the [[WarIsHell horrors of war]], and after that, some flying magician or obsolete medieval swordsman isn't very intimdating. BabaYaga herself is kept in an arcane prison powered by electricity.

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** ''Reign of Winter'' includes a portion where BabaYaga is captured by her renegade son [[spoiler:Grigori Rasputin]] and imprisoned in 20th century Russia. The adventurers dispatched to rescue her quickly discover that the Russians, all survivors of [[WorldWarI [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI the Great War]], have seen more than their fair share of the [[WarIsHell horrors of war]], and after that, some flying magician or obsolete medieval swordsman isn't very intimdating. BabaYaga herself is kept in an arcane prison powered by electricity.
10th Sep '16 2:10:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* The web [=RPs=] [[InsaneCafeSeries Insane Cafe 2: Rise of the Shurlups]] and [[InsaneCafeSeries Insane Cafe 3: The Curse of the Haunted Hotel]] have this in spades.

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* The web [=RPs=] [[InsaneCafeSeries [[Roleplay/InsaneCafeSeries Insane Cafe 2: Rise of the Shurlups]] and [[InsaneCafeSeries Insane Cafe 3: The Curse of the Haunted Hotel]] have this in spades.
3rd Sep '16 10:44:46 AM amitakartok
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** The [[VideoGame/Doom2016 reboot]] took this even further: the UAC ''tapped Hell like an oil field'', extracting Argent Energy, filtering out the harmful properties and wirelessly distributing it across the Solar System as an inexhaustible power source. And ''it worked without problems for nearly a century'' before [[MadScientist Olivia Pierce]] came along and deliberately made things go wrong.
*** The way Revenants come into existence is quite telling: a human volunteer is surgically mutilated and cybernetically fitted with a jetpack and shoulder-mounted rocket launchers, then pumped full of unfiltered Argent Energy until they die in agony and reanimate as a demon. A demon with a jetpack and rocket launchers, that is. And then there's the Cyberdemon, an ancient Baalgar shadow lord's fossilized corpse reanimated with Argent Energy infusion and fitted with modern armor, a rapid-fire rocket launcher and a particle beam cannon to create the "ultimate battle demon" for UAC.
*** In-game codex entries reveal that not only [[MissionControl Samuel Hayden]]'s WetwareCPU {{Cyborg}} body is powered by Argent Energy too, ''[[{{Magitek}} the BFG fires Argent Energy as well]]''.
21st Aug '16 1:45:20 PM MrMediaGuy2
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* In ''ComicStrip/PhoebeAndHerUnicorn'', Marigold the unicorn uses magic to send and receive text messages with Phoebe's cell phone.
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* In ''Webcomic/PhoebeAndHerUnicorn'', Marigold the unicorn uses magic to send and receive text messages with Phoebe's cell phone.
20th Aug '16 9:34:52 AM nombretomado
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* ''TheDragonDoctors'' takes place in the future, but it's a [[ModernStasis future that looks a lot like the modern age]], with magic. Most of the main characters apply modern science and societal notions to the fantastic, leading to a lot of SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic.

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* ''TheDragonDoctors'' ''Webcomic/TheDragonDoctors'' takes place in the future, but it's a [[ModernStasis future that looks a lot like the modern age]], with magic. Most of the main characters apply modern science and societal notions to the fantastic, leading to a lot of SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic.
20th Aug '16 2:30:50 AM WillBGood
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* The French comic Dies Irae has the hero find an old magic book and try it out, substituting the ingredients for modern adaptations: a mermaid's hand from a mermaid Barbie, vulture's blood becomes [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Coke]], chimera (in the sense of "unreachable dream") hairs from a CouldaBeenAContender guy's bike franges, etc.

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* The French comic Dies Irae has the hero find an old magic book and try it out, substituting the ingredients for modern adaptations: a mermaid's hand from a mermaid Barbie, vulture's blood becomes [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Coke]], chimera (in the sense of "unreachable dream") hairs from a CouldaBeenAContender "ICouldaBeenAContender" guy's bike franges, streamers, etc.
24th Jul '16 10:55:23 AM nombretomado
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* ChinaMieville ''loves'' this trope. His novel ''Kraken'' has several examples, such as a prop phaser from Star Trek that's been enchanted so that it actually works.

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* ChinaMieville Creator/ChinaMieville ''loves'' this trope. His novel ''Kraken'' has several examples, such as a prop phaser from Star Trek that's been enchanted so that it actually works.
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