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24th Jul '17 9:24:48 AM Sark0TAG
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* A small moment in ''VideoGame/TheEleventhHour'' implies this trope: A (rather exhaustive) block puzzle of moving miniature pieces of furniture around eventually results in moving a model of the music room's piano off the board. But when Carl backs away from the puzzle, the real piano is now missing from the room.

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* A small moment in ''VideoGame/TheEleventhHour'' implies this trope: A (rather exhaustive) block puzzle of moving in ''The 11th Hour: Sequel to VideoGame/TheSeventhGuest'' implies this trope: Moving miniature pieces of furniture around eventually results in moving sliding a model of the music room's piano off the board. But when Carl Denning backs away from the puzzle, the real piano is now missing from the room.
28th Apr '17 12:14:30 PM Wordpainter
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* "WesternAnimation/ChalkZone": Used in one short to connect a bunch of tiny bodies of water into a continuous river by connecting them on a map, which makes the full-size versions link up as well (into the "Amazin' River").

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* "WesternAnimation/ChalkZone": WesternAnimation/ChalkZone: Used in one short to connect a bunch of tiny bodies of water into a continuous river by connecting them on a map, which makes the full-size versions link up as well (into the "Amazin' River").
28th Apr '17 12:13:57 PM Wordpainter
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* "WesternAnimation/ChalkZone": Used in one short to connect a bunch of tiny bodies of water into a continuous river by connecting them on a map, which makes the full-size versions link up as well (into the "Amazin' River").
7th Jan '17 1:12:50 AM WillBGood
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* A 1950s horror comic story, "Map of Doom", has a newlywed couple find a strange atlas as part of the wife's inheritance. It has this power, and in short order, WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity, death and mayhem. Read it [[http://thehorrorsofitall.blogspot.com/2007/11/map-of-doom.html here!]]
17th Nov '16 2:48:57 PM Getta
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The term for this when used for magic is SympatheticMagic, which operates on the principle that "like affects like." In many works featuring this magic, the magician often needs something that his or her victim once owned (such as fingernail clippings or a lock of his or her hair) in order for the RealityChangingMiniature to actually work. {{Voodoo Doll}}s tend to work this way. May be considered a variant of {{Synchronization}}.

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The term for this when used for magic is SympatheticMagic, which operates on the principle that "like affects like." In many works featuring this magic, the magician often needs something that his or her victim once owned (such as fingernail clippings or a lock of his or her hair) in order for the RealityChangingMiniature to actually work.

{{Voodoo Doll}}s tend to work this way. May be considered a variant of {{Synchronization}}.
{{Synchronization}}. Related are PuppetGun and MotionCaptureMecha, both of which are about "manipulating something big by doing something small".
6th Nov '16 6:47:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* Major plot point in the second book of ''Literature/TheImmortals''; To make a rather long story short, Daine has to stop a rebellion by finding a model of Dunlath Valley, so that Numair and the BigDamnHeroes can come in and finish off the malcontents.

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* ''Literature/TortallUniverse'':
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Major plot point in the second book of ''Literature/TheImmortals''; To make a rather long story short, Daine has to stop a rebellion by finding a model of Dunlath Valley, so that Numair and the BigDamnHeroes can come in and finish off the malcontents.



* The Glooper in ''Discworld/MakingMoney'' reflects the financial state of Ankh-Morpork, so it's naturally very distressing to discover that the bottle representing the gold in the Royal Bank's vaults is almost empty. Unusually, this was ''totally accidental'' and the thing was merely supposed to be a sort of SteamPunk computer simulation... only it [[GoneHorriblyRight was more accurate than the creator intended]]; so accurate, in fact, that it started RewritingReality when he fiddled with it. This might be a metaphor for commodity trading algorithms.
** Another ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' example: in ''Discworld/EqualRites'', Esk finds Simon (who's been posessed by [[EldritchAbomination the Things from the Dungeon Dimensions]]), shaking a glass container with a model of the Disc and giggling. The feeling creeps over her that this isn't ''exactly'' a model.
** The ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' gods also play games on a miniature model of the Disc with real heroes represented by playing pieces. The Disc can also be influenced by it, such as during ''Discworld/SmallGods'' when [[spoiler: Om]] decides to start a fight around the tabletop Disc, and below in the real world large (as in, small house sized) dice and large fruit bowls start crashing about as the fight above influences what happens below.

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The Glooper in ''Discworld/MakingMoney'' reflects the financial state of Ankh-Morpork, so it's naturally very distressing to discover that the bottle representing the gold in the Royal Bank's vaults is almost empty. Unusually, this was ''totally accidental'' and the thing was merely supposed to be a sort of SteamPunk computer simulation... only it [[GoneHorriblyRight was more accurate than the creator intended]]; so accurate, in fact, that it started RewritingReality when he fiddled with it. This might be a metaphor for commodity trading algorithms.
** Another ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' example: in ''Discworld/EqualRites'', Esk finds Simon (who's been posessed by [[EldritchAbomination the Things from the Dungeon Dimensions]]), shaking a glass container with a model of the Disc and giggling. The feeling creeps over her that this isn't ''exactly'' a model.
** The ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' Discworld gods also play games on a miniature model of the Disc with real heroes represented by playing pieces. The Disc can also be influenced by it, such as during ''Discworld/SmallGods'' when [[spoiler: Om]] decides to start a fight around the tabletop Disc, and below in the real world large (as in, small house sized) dice and large fruit bowls start crashing about as the fight above influences what happens below.



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6th Nov '16 6:46:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* In Lewis Carroll's ''Through the Looking-Glass'', Alice encounters a chessboard with living pieces that she moves around the board and react accordingly. When she leaves the Looking-Glass House, she finds herself on a chessboard corresponding to the small one she previously found.

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* In Lewis Carroll's ''Through the Looking-Glass'', ''Literature/ThroughTheLookingGlass'', Alice encounters a chessboard with living pieces that she moves around the board and react accordingly. When she leaves the Looking-Glass House, she finds herself on a chessboard corresponding to the small one she previously found.
6th Nov '16 6:45:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''[[WesternAnimation/SheRaPrincessOfPower She-Ra: Princess of Power]]'': The episode "The Crystal Castle" involved a plot to destroy Castle Bright Moon during the simultaneous lunar eclipse of the Etherian moons, when the power of Bright Moon was at its weakest. With the "Great Spell of Shrining", Shadow Weaver's magical attacks against a model of the castle were manifested as powerful bursts of energy striking the actual castle.

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* ''[[WesternAnimation/SheRaPrincessOfPower She-Ra: Princess of Power]]'': ''WesternAnimation/SheRaPrincessOfPower'': The episode "The Crystal Castle" involved a plot to destroy Castle Bright Moon during the simultaneous lunar eclipse of the Etherian moons, when the power of Bright Moon was at its weakest. With the "Great Spell of Shrining", Shadow Weaver's magical attacks against a model of the castle were manifested as powerful bursts of energy striking the actual castle.
6th Nov '16 6:44:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''VideoGame/{{Myst}}'' has a variation: there are two small objects with larger counterparts, but one is explicitly mechanical ([[spoiler: the sunken gear]]) and the other could be [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane either mechanical or magical]] in nature ([[spoiler: the sunken ship]]).



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6th Nov '16 6:34:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''[[DocSidhe Sidhe Devil]]'' by Creator/AaronAllston, miniature models of a city are used to cast spells that effect the real city.
* This is the principal system of magic that appears in ''TheKingkillerChronicle'', though actual representative models of people and objects aren't always necessary.

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* In ''[[DocSidhe ''[[Literature/DocSidhe Sidhe Devil]]'' by Creator/AaronAllston, miniature models of a city are used to cast spells that effect the real city.
* This is the principal system of magic that appears in ''TheKingkillerChronicle'', ''Literature/TheKingkillerChronicle'', though actual representative models of people and objects aren't always necessary.
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