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25th Mar '17 5:32:53 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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Subtropes of ReligionIsMagic include FantasticCatholicism, MagicalNativeAmerican, and SentientCosmicForce.


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Subtropes of ReligionIsMagic include FantasticCatholicism, MagicalNativeAmerican, HollywoodVoodoo, AsianRuneChant, and SentientCosmicForce.

9th Mar '17 7:30:45 AM SeraphimSwordmaster
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* Zigzagged in the ''Videogame/FireEmblem'' series. All light and [[WhiteMage healing magic]] users are clerics, bishops, and so on (except for one well-noted exception in '' [[Videogame/FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn]]'') while elemental and dark magic do not have this requirement... ''except'' in the Jugdral continuity, where dark magic is ''exclusively'' practiced by members of the ReligionOfEvil. In ''FireEmblemTheSacredStones'', it is implied that light magic is based on faith while dark magic has its roots in knowledge but the fact that [[TheRedMage sages]] can wield light magic seemingly without any religious requirements calls that into question. And then there's ''FireEmblemFates'', which introduces characters who share blood with an ''actual'' dragon god but whose power to control the environment is regarded as being something different to magic entirely.

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* Zigzagged in the ''Videogame/FireEmblem'' series. All light and [[WhiteMage healing magic]] users are clerics, bishops, and so on (except for one well-noted exception in '' [[Videogame/FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn]]'') while elemental and dark magic do not have this requirement... ''except'' ''[[InvertedTrope except]]'' in the Jugdral continuity, where dark magic is ''exclusively'' practiced by members of the ReligionOfEvil. ReligionOfEvil and the wielders of light magic are all royalty but not explicitly religious. In ''FireEmblemTheSacredStones'', it is implied that light magic is based on faith while dark magic has its roots in knowledge but the fact that [[TheRedMage sages]] can wield light magic seemingly without any religious requirements calls that into question. question. And then there's ''FireEmblemFates'', which introduces characters who share blood with an ''actual'' dragon god but whose power to control the environment is regarded as being something different to magic entirely.
9th Mar '17 7:29:35 AM SeraphimSwordmaster
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* In the ''Videogame/FireEmblem'' series, all light and [[WhiteMage healing magic]] users are clerics, bishops, and so on (except for one well-noted exception in ''[[Videogame/FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn''). Element-based and dark magic do not have this requirement. At one point, it's outright stated that light magic is based on ''faith,'' while dark magic is based instead on ''knowledge.''

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* In Zigzagged in the ''Videogame/FireEmblem'' series, all series. All light and [[WhiteMage healing magic]] users are clerics, bishops, and so on (except for one well-noted exception in ''[[Videogame/FireEmblemTellius '' [[Videogame/FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn''). Element-based Dawn]]'') while elemental and dark magic do not have this requirement. At one point, it's outright stated requirement... ''except'' in the Jugdral continuity, where dark magic is ''exclusively'' practiced by members of the ReligionOfEvil. In ''FireEmblemTheSacredStones'', it is implied that light magic is based on ''faith,'' faith while dark magic has its roots in knowledge but the fact that [[TheRedMage sages]] can wield light magic seemingly without any religious requirements calls that into question. And then there's ''FireEmblemFates'', which introduces characters who share blood with an ''actual'' dragon god but whose power to control the environment is based instead on ''knowledge.''regarded as being something different to magic entirely.
21st Feb '17 10:09:42 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Followers of the Lord of Light can live many times longer than a normal person, cloak themselves in a {{Glamour}} to maintain beauty, cast curses, birth living shadows, change the weather, and even resurrect the dead. Some of the more impressive ones require blood sacrifices, but they're nevertheless quite real.
** The weirwoods of the old gods are tied to warging and prophecy.
19th Feb '17 11:58:30 AM Derkhan
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* In the ''Literature/DreambloodDuology'', priests of Hananja can use norcomancy, the magic Hanaja has bestowed upon her city to be used to maintain peace and prosperity among its population.
12th Feb '17 11:09:39 AM ILikeRobots
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* In ''FireEmblem'', all light magic users are clerics, bishops, and so on (except for one well-noted exception in Radiant Dawn). Element-based and dark magic do not have this requirement.

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* In ''FireEmblem'', the ''Videogame/FireEmblem'' series, all light magic and [[WhiteMage healing magic]] users are clerics, bishops, and so on (except for one well-noted exception in ''[[Videogame/FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn).Dawn''). Element-based and dark magic do not have this requirement. At one point, it's outright stated that light magic is based on ''faith,'' while dark magic is based instead on ''knowledge.''



* In the ''Videogame/FireEmblem'' series, both [[LightEmUp light]] and [[StaffChick healing magic]] come from the worship of gods by bishops/priests/sisters and light mages, with units of those professions occasional invoking the names of their gods in dialogue when using their power. At one point, it's outright stated that light magic is based on ''faith,'' while dark magic is based instead on ''knowledge.''
12th Feb '17 3:55:23 AM AlienPatch
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* Themovie ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheWitchsGhost'' had a field day with this one. (Or possibly ''several'' field days.) First, it treats {{Wicca}} as an inherited trait with one character claiming she's one-sixteenth Wiccan. [[WitchSpecies Second, it automatically treats Wiccans as good while witches (and warlocks) are automatically evil.]] Third, it implies there were Wiccans around in the 1600s (and probably living in a Puritan village, no less!).\\

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* Themovie The movie ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheWitchsGhost'' had a field day with this one. (Or possibly ''several'' field days.) First, it treats {{Wicca}} as an inherited trait with one character claiming she's one-sixteenth Wiccan. [[WitchSpecies Second, it automatically treats Wiccans as good while witches (and warlocks) are automatically evil.]] Third, it implies there were Wiccans around in the 1600s (and probably living in a Puritan village, no less!).\\
5th Feb '17 9:11:21 AM Nazetrime
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* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'': Both Icelandic and Finnish involve prayer to the gods and the two FlatEarthAtheist nations are completely devoid of native mages.

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* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'': Both Icelandic and Finnish traditions involve prayer to the gods and the two FlatEarthAtheist nations are completely devoid of native mages.
5th Feb '17 9:10:29 AM Nazetrime
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* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'': Both Icelandic and Finnish involve prayer to the gods and the two FlatEarthAtheist nations are completely devoid of native mages.
4th Feb '17 1:54:24 PM ILikeRobots
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* In the ''Videogame/FireEmblem'' series, both [[LightEmUp light]] and [[StaffChick healing magic]] come from the worship of gods by bishops/priests/sisters and light mages, with units of those professions occasional invoking the names of their gods in dialogue when using their power. At one point, it's outright stated that light magic is based on ''faith,'' while dark magic is based instead on ''knowledge.''
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