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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.
21st Jul '16 7:42:40 AM CastorIIPollux
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* This memorable quote from ''Film/HocusPocus'' "We're talking about three ancient hags versus the 20th century. How bad could it be?" to which the talking cat responds "Bad."

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* This memorable quote from ''Film/HocusPocus'' "We're talking about three ancient hags versus the 20th century. How bad could it be?" to which the talking cat TalkingAnimal responds "Bad."
21st Jul '16 7:40:04 AM CastorIIPollux
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* This memorable quote from ''Film/HocusPocus'' "We're talking about three ancient hags versus the 20th century. How bad could it be?" to which the talking cat responds "Bad."
21st Jun '16 11:30:29 AM ZombieAladdin
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* In ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', when the vampire-like Pillar Men awaken in 1930's Europe and plan to annihilate everyone in their way, [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazi scientist]] Rudol von Stroheim quickly learns that they are weak to UV light. Before long, he has his soldiers equipped with UV spotlights on their shoulders, and he also has a cannon-like machine that fires an intensely bright beam of UV light strong enough to vaporize any Pillar Man [[spoiler:at least until Kars obtains a MacGuffin that grants him immunity to UV light]].
17th Jun '16 1:14:46 PM Shishkahuben
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' elaborates on this a bit in two adventure paths: ''Reign of Winter'' and ''Iron Gods.''
** ''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.
** ''Iron Gods'' brings the traditional gameplay aspects to a world where [[SchizoTech alien technology mingles with the medieval setting of the world.]] Treasure troves can be found where swords and javelins are found alongside key cards and power armor. These technological weapons, such as [[ChainsawGood chainsaws]] and death rays, can be enchanted and imbued with magical power just like any longsword or bow by a craftsman who knows the basics.
12th Jun '16 1:10:34 AM ProfessorDetective
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* Kate Griffin's ''Literature/MatthewSwift'' series heavily features this trope, as sorcerers in this series draw power from the environment around them and are strongest in urban settings. Sorcerers can do things such as cast protection spells by using subway passes as tokens of power (because the writing on the back states that only customers who have paid for tickets can enter certain areas) and throw lightning bolts by siphoning off power from nearby electric lights. {{Golem}}s are made from urban garbage, wizards can animate grafitti as attack animals, and [[{{Medusa}} gorgons]] have hair made of animated cables and cameras. London itself is full of guardian spirits such as the Beggar King, the Neon Court, and the legendary Blue Electric Angels- embodying the telephone system and the Internet.

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* Kate Griffin's ''Literature/MatthewSwift'' series heavily features this trope, as sorcerers in this series draw power from the environment around them and are strongest in urban settings. Sorcerers can do things such as cast protection spells by using subway passes as tokens of power (because the writing on the back states that only customers who have paid for tickets can enter certain areas) and throw lightning bolts by siphoning off power from nearby electric lights. {{Golem}}s are made from urban garbage, wizards can animate grafitti graffiti as attack animals, and [[{{Medusa}} gorgons]] have hair made of animated cables and cameras. London itself is full of guardian spirits such as the Beggar King, the Neon Court, and the legendary Blue Electric Angels- embodying the telephone system and the Internet.



* Mercedes Lackey loves this trope. In ''Sacred Ground'', the very first page mentions that the "sweatlodge" Jennifer uses for her ritual purposes is a modern electrically-heated sauna, and Jennifer's grandfather makes the point very clearly that the specifics of the ritual materials are irrelevant next to the essence of the magic.

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* ** Mercedes Lackey loves this trope. In ''Sacred Ground'', the very first page mentions that the "sweatlodge" Jennifer uses for her ritual purposes is a modern electrically-heated sauna, and Jennifer's grandfather makes the point very clearly that the specifics of the ritual materials are irrelevant next to the essence of the magic.
12th Jun '16 12:41:05 AM ProfessorDetective
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* In a ''Comicbook/{{Hitman}}'' story, Tommy Monaghan and the demon ComicBook/{{Etrigan}} need to get a hold of the "Ace of Winchesters", a demonic weapon forged in the old west, to take down the Mawzir, a powerful servant of the patron demon of gunpowder. This particular demon is immensely powerful in Hell since the gun became the dominant form of violent death in the world. The Mawzir himself is a ten-armed demon wielding a [[GunsAkimbo firearm in each hand]], and he is made from the damned souls of five Waffen SS officers.

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* In a ''Comicbook/{{Hitman}}'' story, Tommy Monaghan and the demon ComicBook/{{Etrigan}} need to get a hold of the "Ace of Winchesters", a demonic weapon (read: lever-action shotgun) forged in by a mystic who was also a member of the old west, original Texas Rangers, to take down the Mawzir, a powerful servant of the patron demon of gunpowder. This particular demon is immensely powerful in Hell since the gun became the dominant form of violent death in the world. The Mawzir himself is a ten-armed demon wielding a [[GunsAkimbo firearm in each hand]], and he is made from the damned souls of five Waffen SS officers.
12th Jun '16 12:35:13 AM jormis29
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* {{''LightNovel/FateZero''}}'s Gilgamesh in an ancient Babylonian spaceship [[HighAltitudeBattle dogfighting]] [[spoiler:Lancelot]] in a magically enhanced F-15, and King Arthur riding a motorcycle [[spoiler:to battle Alexander the Great in his divine chariot.]] [[RuleOfCool Yeah, it's that kind of story]].

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* {{''LightNovel/FateZero''}}'s ''LightNovel/FateZero'''s Gilgamesh in an ancient Babylonian spaceship [[HighAltitudeBattle dogfighting]] [[spoiler:Lancelot]] in a magically enhanced F-15, and King Arthur riding a motorcycle [[spoiler:to battle Alexander the Great in his divine chariot.]] [[RuleOfCool Yeah, it's that kind of story]].
12th Jun '16 12:32:36 AM ProfessorDetective
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Note that this is not {{Magitek}}. Magitek is the use of magic to recreate modern inventions, like a camera which is really just [[Literature/{{Discworld}} a box with an Imp inside drawing really fast]], or an "Internet" made from magic mirrors and living books. Post Modern Magik is when cameras work as normal, but aren't able to take pictures of vampires due to the use of [[SilverHasMysticPowers silver halide photochemicals]] and mirrors[[note]]If the writer knows a bit more about camera technology, vampires might show up on digital cameras, but not the viewfinder of a high end camera, which uses a periscope arrangement of mirrors to show the image the actual lens sees[[/note]], and demons are real, but can be beaten up by [[UltimateMarvel mutants]] or be fooled by [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer realistic androids]].

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Note that this is not {{Magitek}}. Magitek is the use of magic to recreate modern inventions, like a camera which is really just [[Literature/{{Discworld}} a box with an Imp inside drawing really fast]], or an "Internet" made from magic mirrors and living books. Post Modern Magik is when cameras work as normal, but aren't able to take pictures of vampires due to the use of [[SilverHasMysticPowers silver halide photochemicals]] photo-chemicals]] and mirrors[[note]]If the writer knows a bit more about camera technology, vampires might show up on digital cameras, but not the viewfinder of a high end camera, which uses a periscope arrangement of mirrors to show the image the actual lens sees[[/note]], and demons are real, but can be beaten up by [[UltimateMarvel mutants]] or be fooled by [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer realistic androids]].



* ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'': Take the [[HeadlessHorseman Dullahan.]] Without a head, it cannot speak. Imagine the horror, the isolation, the depths such a being would go being separated in communication from humanity...or you could give one a PDA and online message board membership.
* ''LightNovel/FateZero'' has Gilgamesh in an ancient Babylonian spaceship [[HighAltitudeBattle dogfighting]] [[spoiler:Lancelot]] in a magically enhanced F-15, and King Arthur riding a motorcycle [[spoiler:to battle Alexander the Great in his divine chariot.]] [[RuleOfCool Yeah, it's that kind of story]].

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* ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'': Take the [[HeadlessHorseman Dullahan.]] Without a head, it cannot speak. Imagine the horror, the isolation, the depths such a being would go being separated in communication from humanity...or you could give one a PDA and an online message board membership.
* ''LightNovel/FateZero'' has {{''LightNovel/FateZero''}}'s Gilgamesh in an ancient Babylonian spaceship [[HighAltitudeBattle dogfighting]] [[spoiler:Lancelot]] in a magically enhanced F-15, and King Arthur riding a motorcycle [[spoiler:to battle Alexander the Great in his divine chariot.]] [[RuleOfCool Yeah, it's that kind of story]].
2nd Jun '16 2:54:14 PM margdean56
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* Ancient magical races in ''Literature/SecretCity'' laughed their asses, when humanity after conquering the Earth from them mostly refused to use magic. After first science successes they couldn't hold back giggles, but shortly after they were amused and then excited by modern technologies. Need to get rid of ancient monster? Use satellite with magic scanner and then kill it with enchanted chainsaw. Want to get from Moscow to New-York? Our company has no permanent portal to it yet, please, pay extra fee for GPS-targeting. Spell, you're working on, is too complicated? You can 3d-model it with our newest software. Two agencies upholding Masquerade actually depend on modern technologies, and one of them is also one of the largest media and Internet companies, providing full spectrum of services to mages' populace.
* In "Literature/TheForsakenChildren", this pops up a lot. For example, satyrs were originally similar to most portrayals (pan flutes, wine, frolicking in fields and having wild sex), but with the advent of electro and dub-step, they've become full on ravers.

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* Ancient magical races in ''Literature/SecretCity'' laughed their asses, asses off, when humanity after conquering the Earth from them mostly refused to use magic. After the first science successes they couldn't hold back giggles, but shortly after they were amused and then excited by modern technologies. Need to get rid of an ancient monster? Use a satellite with a magic scanner and then kill it with an enchanted chainsaw. Want to get from Moscow to New-York? New York? Our company has no permanent portal to it yet, please, yet; please pay extra fee for GPS-targeting. Spell, Spell you're working on, on is too complicated? You can 3d-model [=3D-model=] it with our newest software. Two agencies upholding Masquerade TheMasquerade actually depend on modern technologies, and one of them is also one of the largest media and Internet companies, providing a full spectrum of services to the mages' populace.
* In "Literature/TheForsakenChildren", ''Literature/TheForsakenChildren'', this pops up a lot. For example, satyrs were originally similar to most portrayals (pan flutes, wine, frolicking in fields and having wild sex), but with the advent of electro and dub-step, they've become full on ravers.
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