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5th Feb '16 8:12:08 PM dabantam
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* 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.
20th Jan '16 2:23:49 AM Allexan
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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.
11th Jan '16 7:15:10 AM rainbowstalin
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* Part of the premise of ''Webcomic/BloodyUrban'' is that it shows the ways that monsters fit into a version of the modern world that considers them completely normal, so it includes things like ghouls eating rotten meat out of supermarket dumpsters and vampires putting human hearts into their nutri-bullets.
8th Jan '16 6:53:59 PM nombretomado
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* Happens a few times in ''SpiritedAway''. What appears to be a stink spirit comes into the bathhouse. Turns out it is a river spirit that got polluted by a lot of human junk. [[spoiler: The reason why Haku couldn't find his way home was because the River he is a spirit of was covered by an apartment block.]]
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* Happens a few times in ''SpiritedAway''.''Anime/SpiritedAway''. What appears to be a stink spirit comes into the bathhouse. Turns out it is a river spirit that got polluted by a lot of human junk. [[spoiler: The reason why Haku couldn't find his way home was because the River he is a spirit of was covered by an apartment block.]]
1st Jan '16 12:10:09 PM StFan
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->'''Judge''' ''[responding to an arrow shot]'': You're a fool! No weapon forged can harm me!\\ '''Buffy:''' That was then... ''[raises a rocket launcher]'' This is now.
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->'''Judge''' ''[responding ->'''Judge:''' (''responding to an arrow shot]'': shot'') You're a fool! No weapon forged can harm me!\\ '''Buffy:''' That was then... ''[raises (''raises a rocket launcher]'' launcher'') This is now.

->'''Judge''' ''[responding to an arrow shot]'': You're a fool! No weapon forged can harm me!\\ '''Buffy:''' That was then... ''[raises a rocket launcher]'' This is now.

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[[folder:Film]][[folder:Films -- Animation]] * ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames'': Departing somewhat from the more classic magic themes of the previous movies, here the plot starts off from the principle that a device based on a spectrometer created by a TeenGenius can not only detect the magic from another world, but also capture and stock it. [[/folder]] [[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]

* In the DVDCommentary for ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'' the movie, creator Mike Mignola mentions that Hellboy's entire shtick is taking mystical artifacts and objects and turning them into tools and other utilitarian objects, specifically noting the scene where Hellboy's gear is presented. There's a sledgehammer in there, for instance. ** The metal for his gun was obtained by melting down several holy relics. The wooden handle is carved from a piece of the True Cross. The emblem set into the handle is in fact a magical amulet on each side. Naturally, on top of that there are various different types of bullets for battling different supernatural creatures, including ones containing silver and wood.
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* In the DVDCommentary for ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'' the movie, creator Mike Mignola mentions that Hellboy's entire shtick is taking mystical artifacts and objects and turning them into tools and other utilitarian objects, specifically noting the scene where Hellboy's gear is presented. There's a sledgehammer in there, for instance. ** instance. The metal for his gun was obtained by melting down several holy relics. The wooden handle is carved from a piece of the True Cross. The emblem set into the handle is in fact a magical amulet on each side. Naturally, on top of that there are various different types of bullets for battling different supernatural creatures, including ones containing silver and wood.

* ''D20Modern'''s Urban Arcana has a lot of this; a monster is almost as likely to have a weakness to Elvis paraphernalia as, say, holy water. ** Urban Arcana IS Post Modern Magik. You can send spells by e-mail. There are magic paint jobs for cars. The book is a source of plenty of amusement from the sheer incongruity of magic and technology. You can shoot [[HealingShiv Bullets of Cure Light Wounds]].
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* ''D20Modern'''s ''TabletopGame/D20Modern'''s Urban Arcana has a lot of this; a monster is almost as likely to have a weakness to Elvis paraphernalia as, say, holy water. ** Urban Arcana IS Post Modern Post-Modern Magik. You can send spells by e-mail. There are magic paint jobs for cars. The book is a source of plenty of amusement from the sheer incongruity of magic and technology. You can shoot [[HealingShiv Bullets of Cure Light Wounds]].

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'''Varsuvius:''' Titanium. Very distasteful. Does he not know the classical elementals are classics for a reason?
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'''Varsuvius:''' '''Vaarsuvius:''' Titanium. Very distasteful. Does he not know the classical elementals are classics for a reason?

---->'''Riff:''' I'm trying to summon the Devil online. ---->'''Torg:''' Proves my point. In the new millenium you'll be able to sell your soul in a nanosecond! But wouldn't it be easier to just email him? ---->'''Riff:''' Yes! Spam Satan!
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---->'''Riff:''' --->'''Riff:''' I'm trying to summon the Devil online. ---->'''Torg:''' online.\\ '''Torg:''' Proves my point. In the new millenium you'll be able to sell your soul in a nanosecond! But wouldn't it be easier to just email him? ---->'''Riff:''' him?\\ '''Riff:''' Yes! Spam Satan!

* In ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', while battling the Enchantress and the Executioner, Iron Man's suit is damaged, Giant Man is out, and Wasp is caught by the Enchantress. When Hulk arrives and breaks the Enchantress' concentration. Thor powers up Mjölnir's thunder magic. --> '''Enchantress:''' Your magic is nothing against mine. --> '''Thor:''' You are not my target, witch! --> '''Previously crippled Iron Man stands up surrounded by electricity.''' --> '''Jarvis:''' Armor energy reserves at 214%. * ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' breathes this trope. For starters, there's the curse cast on the Clan that keeps them in their stone sleep "until their castle rises above the clouds." [[XanatosPlannedThisIndex Xanatos]], to break the spell, simply builds a skyscraper and plunks the castle atop it. Problem solved. (Though [[FridgeLogic why]] the spell didn't break on the first foggy night isn't clear ...) ** Maybe it had to be entirely above the clouds, and the bottom of the castle was never above the top of the fog?
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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', while battling the Enchantress and the Executioner, Iron Man's suit is damaged, Giant Man is out, and Wasp is caught by the Enchantress. When Hulk arrives and breaks the Enchantress' concentration. Thor powers up Mjölnir's thunder magic. --> '''Enchantress:''' -->'''Enchantress:''' Your magic is nothing against mine. --> mine.\\ '''Thor:''' You are not my target, witch! --> '''Previously witch!\\ (''Previously crippled Iron Man stands up surrounded by electricity.''' --> electricity'')\\ '''Jarvis:''' Armor energy reserves at 214%. * ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' breathes this trope. trope. ** For starters, there's the curse cast on the Clan that keeps them in their stone sleep "until their castle rises above the clouds." [[XanatosPlannedThisIndex Xanatos]], to break the spell, simply builds a skyscraper and plunks the castle atop it. Problem solved. (Though [[FridgeLogic why]] the spell didn't break on the first foggy night isn't clear ...)\n** Maybe it had to be entirely above the clouds, and the bottom of the castle was never above the top of the fog?

** The system here was basically written so this trope could be had fun with; magic in the setting ''must'' have a loophole of some kind to work at all, so wizards from ye olden times dealt with their requirment of a weakness by making their loopholes seemingly impossible...but modern technology can do quite a bit of things that were considered impossible centuries ago. ** How to fight against a malevolent fairy? With iron-plated robots! *** Which also lead to the interesting clarification that energy is energy, whether the source is scientific or magical. * In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'', Uncle gets a fax machine, but doesn't understand it and tries to exorcise it. But, we find out at the end, he can cast spells over the phone just fine, despite his catchphrase that "magic must defeat magic" (apparently technology can still assist). ** In a ''Film/JamesBond'' parody episode, an evil genius used a giant radio telescope and a satellite array to amplify the weak magic of a stone artifact to create a laser based doomsday weapon. * ''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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** The system here was basically written so this trope could be had fun with; magic in the setting ''must'' have a loophole of some kind to work at all, so wizards from ye olden times dealt with their requirment requirement of a weakness by making their loopholes seemingly impossible...impossible... but modern technology can do quite a bit of things that were considered impossible centuries ago. ** How to fight against a malevolent fairy? With iron-plated robots! *** robots! Which also lead to the interesting clarification that energy is energy, whether the source is scientific or magical. * ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'': ** In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'', episode, Uncle gets a fax machine, but doesn't understand it and tries to exorcise it. But, we find out at the end, he can cast spells over the phone just fine, despite his catchphrase that "magic must defeat magic" (apparently technology can still assist). ** In a ''Film/JamesBond'' parody episode, an evil genius used a giant radio telescope and a satellite array to amplify the weak magic of a stone artifact to create a laser based laser-based doomsday weapon. * ''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. ** banshee. One episode reveals that the Eiffel Tower is a primitive Magitek containment unit.
17th Dec '15 12:04:21 PM FF32
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* ''SCPFoundation'' is a secret organization that tries to contain and use science to study many horrifying paranormal objects. It deals with objects ranging from ancient Egyptian God figures, [[CainandAbel Cain and Abel]], and [[EldritchAbomination monsters from beyond our reality]], to video games that level the actual player, a camera that takes photos of a persons desires, and a [[ItMakesSenseinContext horrifying video of a Reagan speech]].
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* ''SCPFoundation'' ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'' is a secret organization that tries to contain and use science to study many horrifying paranormal objects. It deals with objects ranging from ancient Egyptian God figures, [[CainandAbel Cain and Abel]], and [[EldritchAbomination monsters from beyond our reality]], to video games that level the actual player, a camera that takes photos of a persons desires, and a [[ItMakesSenseinContext horrifying video of a Reagan speech]].
23rd Nov '15 2:21:34 PM benda
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->'''Judge (responding to an arrow shot):''' You're a fool! No weapon forged can harm me!\\
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->'''Judge (responding ->'''Judge''' ''[responding to an arrow shot):''' shot]'': You're a fool! No weapon forged can harm me!\\
23rd Nov '15 2:21:03 PM benda
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->'''Judge:''' You're a fool! No weapon forged can harm me!\\
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22nd Nov '15 4:13:11 PM nombretomado
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* In TheSagaOfDarrenShan, half-vampires look blurry in film, etc. while full-vampires can't be seen at all. This becomes a (minor) plot point in the ninth book, when the police are wondering exactly why they can't photograph one of the arrested "criminals".
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* In TheSagaOfDarrenShan, ''Literature/TheSagaOfDarrenShan'', half-vampires look blurry in film, etc. while full-vampires can't be seen at all. This becomes a (minor) plot point in the ninth book, when the police are wondering exactly why they can't photograph one of the arrested "criminals".
21st Nov '15 3:45:23 AM supergod
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Oh, ''Hammer'' fall. D'oh!
[[caption-width-right:264:Maybe he's listening to Music/{{Manowar}}.]]
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[[caption-width-right:264:Maybe he's listening to Music/{{Manowar}}.Music/{{Hammerfall}}.]]
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