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26th Apr '17 2:35:36 PM mystery_kcad
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* A recurring element in ''Anime/LittleWitchAcademia'' involves magical people and creatures using modern conveniences. There's a dragon who uses the internet to trade on the stock market, the yeti who's depressed because he's being cyber-bullied, Constanze's constant construction of {{magitech}}, Lotte's crystal ball that can connect to the internet, and of course Professor Croix's own heavy usage of sleek-looking {{magitech}} that wouldn't be out of place in an Apple store. All this in contrast with the otherwise extremely [[Franchise/HarryPotter Hogwarts-like]] setting.
19th Apr '17 12:53:13 PM Jhonny
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If vampires can't safely go out in daylight, does sunscreen [[KryptoniteProofSuit help them]]? What about just shining a flashlight at them with a UV bulb? What about the UV ray from ''moonlight''? Given that Christianity was regarded as the one true faith in medieval Europe, it made sense that only crosses would affect them, [[ValuesDissonance but in a different region and time]], [[FridgeLogic how well would that weakness carry over?]] Would a cross work on a [[ChineseVampire Taoist vampire]]? What could you use on a Muslim vampire when Islam is against the use of symbols for its faith? Would there even ''be'' any Muslim Vampires, considering that Islam forbids the drinking of blood? Is it the faith of the wielder that matters? Can a Jew fend off vampires with a Star of David? Can [[Film/WallStreet Gordon Gekko]] fend them off with [[OnlyInItForTheMoney his wallet]]?

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If vampires can't safely go out in daylight, does sunscreen [[KryptoniteProofSuit help them]]? What about just shining a flashlight at them with a UV bulb? What about the UV ray from ''moonlight''? Given that Christianity was regarded as the one true faith in medieval Europe, it made sense that only crosses would affect them, [[ValuesDissonance but in a different region and time]], [[FridgeLogic how well would that weakness carry over?]] Would a cross work on a [[ChineseVampire Taoist vampire]]? What could you use on a Muslim vampire when Islam is against the use of symbols for its faith? Would there even ''be'' any Muslim Vampires, considering that Islam forbids the drinking of blood? Is it the faith of the wielder that matters? Can a Jew fend off vampires with a Star of David? What about the fact that in addition to being haram, blood is also not kosher (i.e. treife)? Can [[Film/WallStreet Gordon Gekko]] fend them off with [[OnlyInItForTheMoney his wallet]]?
1st Apr '17 7:53:12 AM justanid
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See also {{Magick}} for post modern ''spellings'' of magick. Compare MugglesDoItBetter, when today's technology trumps magic.

Compare MagicFromTechnology and SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic.

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Compare MagicFromTechnology, MugglesDoItBetter (when today's technology trumps magic), and SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic. See also {{Magick}} for post modern ''spellings'' of magick. Compare MugglesDoItBetter, when today's technology trumps magic.

Compare MagicFromTechnology and SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic.
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17th Mar '17 7:07:35 PM nombretomado
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** The {{Nasuverse}} in general tends to avoid this, due to magi actively shunning modern technology. A major part in Kiritsugu's success is his ability to combine his magecraft and modern weaponry in a manner considered heretical but extremely effective. For example, his custom [[DepletedPhlebotinumShells Origin Bullets]] are filled with his own powdered bones, which contains Kiritsugu's dual Origins (base 'orientations' of an individual) of 'Binding' and 'Severing'. A magus uses magecraft to defend against the bullet? The Origins are forced directly onto his [[FunctionalMagic Magic Circuits]], overloading them and ripping them apart.

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** The {{Nasuverse}} {{Franchise/Nasuverse}} in general tends to avoid this, due to magi actively shunning modern technology. A major part in Kiritsugu's success is his ability to combine his magecraft and modern weaponry in a manner considered heretical but extremely effective. For example, his custom [[DepletedPhlebotinumShells Origin Bullets]] are filled with his own powdered bones, which contains Kiritsugu's dual Origins (base 'orientations' of an individual) of 'Binding' and 'Severing'. A magus uses magecraft to defend against the bullet? The Origins are forced directly onto his [[FunctionalMagic Magic Circuits]], overloading them and ripping them apart.
27th Feb '17 5:34:28 AM Rebu
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** In general, assorted supernatural nasties tend to be portrayed by ordinary-looking people. Which explains how they manage to not end up being killed unless folks like Hunters specifically know what to look for.

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** In general, assorted supernatural nasties tend to be portrayed by ordinary-looking people. Which explains how they manage to not end up being killed stay hidden unless folks like Hunters specifically know what to look for.



** It quite commonly sciences up vampire weaknesses, such as ultraviolet susceptibility ([[TitleDrop thus the title]]), carbon-based bullets, and videoscreen-based vampire detectors.
** 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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** It quite commonly sciences up vampire weaknesses, such as ultraviolet susceptibility ([[TitleDrop thus the title]]), carbon-based bullets, bullets (instead of stakes), and videoscreen-based vampire detectors.
** On the other side of the war, the "leeches" are quite willing to use things like genetic engineering and engineering, dodgy legal matters, and use psychological warfare tactics.warfare. 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.]]



* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' has plenty of this, thanks to being about magical beings hiding from the modern world, but still capable of stealing modern tech. ''Subterranean Animism'' takes the cake, however, as the plot involved {{Physical God}}esses feeding a dead sun god to a hell raven to create a living nuclear fusion reactor. Then Hatate being introduced two years later as an ancient {{youkai}} whose superpower is related to her cellphone camera.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' has plenty of this, thanks to being about magical beings hiding from the modern world, but still capable of stealing modern tech. ''Subterranean Animism'' takes the cake, however, as the plot involved {{Physical God}}esses feeding a dead sun god to a hell raven to create a living nuclear fusion reactor. Then Hatate being introduced isintroduced two years later as an ancient {{youkai}} whose superpower is related to her cellphone camera.
16th Feb '17 11:36:31 AM Theriocephalus
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'''Mother Summer''': No, it can't. Your own sage tells you that. The German with the funny hair.\\

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'''Mother Summer''': No, it can't. Your own sage tells you that. The German with the funny hair.\\
16th Feb '17 8:00:38 AM Theriocephalus
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** Using a powder made from depleted uranium to bind ghosts to the earth (depleted uranium standing for weight in the sympathetic magic).

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** Using a powder made from ColdIron and depleted uranium to bind ghosts to the earth (depleted uranium standing for weight in the sympathetic magic).



** Don't have the magic to face a [[EldritchAbomination Naagliosi]]? Well, there's always the NuclearOption.

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** Don't have the magic to face a [[EldritchAbomination Naagliosi]]? Naagloshii]]? Well, there's always the NuclearOption.



--> What can be done with an item of value?
--> Uh... it can be destroyed....
--> No, it can't. Your own sage tells you that. The German with the funny hair.
--> Einstein... fine, rendered useless, then. It can....

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--> '''Mother Summer''': What can be done with an item of value?
-->
value?\\
'''Harry''':
Uh... it can be destroyed....
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destroyed...\\
'''Mother Summer''':
No, it can't. Your own sage tells you that. The German with the funny hair.
--> Einstein... fine, rendered useless, then. It can....
hair.\\



** [[TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening In Mage: the Awakening]], the Free Council are the [[SpiritualSuccessor Spiritual Successors]] to the Etherites. Incidentally, in the fan-made ''TabletopGame/GeniusTheTransgression'', this means that the Free Council are the few mages that can get along with [[MadScientist Geniuses]], and perform hasty swaps whenever one is mistaken for the other.

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** [[TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening In Mage: the Awakening]], ''TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening'', the Free Council are the [[SpiritualSuccessor Spiritual Successors]] to the Etherites. Incidentally, in the fan-made ''TabletopGame/GeniusTheTransgression'', this means that the Free Council are the few mages that can get along with [[MadScientist Geniuses]], and perform hasty swaps whenever one is mistaken for the other.



** Anything that came from an animal can be reanimated by a necromancer, including e.g. the empty pelt. This is an AscendedGlitch.

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** Anything that came from an animal can be reanimated by a necromancer, including e.g. the things like its empty pelt. This is an AscendedGlitch.
19th Jan '17 7:09:21 AM Doug86
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* The web [=RPs=] [[Roleplay/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=] [[Roleplay/InsaneCafeSeries Insane Cafe 2: Rise of the Shurlups]] and [[InsaneCafeSeries [[Roleplay/InsaneCafeSeries Insane Cafe 3: The Curse of the Haunted Hotel]] have this in spades.
19th Jan '17 4:38:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* Turns up from time to time in CthulhuMythos stories, as when Robert Bloch's "The Sorcerer's Jewel" shows what happens when a crystal once used by mystics for fortune-telling is ground into a camera lens, and photos are taken through it.

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* Turns up from time to time in CthulhuMythos Franchise/CthulhuMythos stories, as when Robert Bloch's "The Sorcerer's Jewel" shows what happens when a crystal once used by mystics for fortune-telling is ground into a camera lens, and photos are taken through it.
8th Jan '17 3:08:39 PM nombretomado
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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 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]].

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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 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 [[ComicBook/UltimateMarvel mutants]] or be fooled by [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer realistic androids]].
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