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2nd Nov '17 8:28:35 AM MasterN
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* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' is a MagicalGirl show. The science part comes in when Kyubey's motivation for recruiting magical girls is revealed. [[spoiler:He and his race are SufficientlyAdvancedAliens attempting to stop the heat death of the universe. Magical girls and witches ''really are'' magical and not bound by the laws of physics, so the energy they produce can be used to fight entropy.]]

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* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' is primarily a MagicalGirl show. show, yet it takes place in a rather futuristic city. On top of that, the conflict in the series stems from the approaching heat death of the universe, and at one point Kyubey gives a ([[ArtisticLicensePhysics dumbed-down]]) explaination of entropy to Madoka. The science part ''really'' comes in when [[spoiler: Kyubey's motivation [[DespairGambit full motivation]] for recruiting magical girls girls]] is revealed. [[spoiler:He and his race are SufficientlyAdvancedAliens attempting to stop the heat death of the universe. Magical girls and witches girls, who [[WasOnceAMan become]] witches, ''really are'' magical and not bound by the laws of physics, so the energy they produce their despair produces [[KnightTemplar can be used to fight entropy.]]]]]] Indeeed, itís considered a sci-fi series in many circles, and fans like to discuss the science in this series; even WebVideo/SFDebris reviewed it.
31st Oct '17 12:05:12 PM GM_3826
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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' takes place in a ConstructedWorld full of magical creatures (who by way most them are part of the titular fictional animal kingdom [[TitleDrop Pokemon]]), [[PatchworkMap impossible geography]], aliens, robots, psychic powers and spaceships.

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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' takes place in a ConstructedWorld full of magical creatures (who by way most them are part of the titular fictional animal kingdom called [[TitleDrop Pokemon]]), Pokemon]], [[PatchworkMap impossible geography]], aliens, robots, psychic powers and spaceships.
27th Oct '17 12:59:18 AM DemonDuckofDoom
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* ''Film/PrisonersOfTheLostUniverse'' has humans from a modern Earth enter a HeroicFantasy type world via a dimensional transporter.
22nd Oct '17 12:43:58 AM DustSnitch
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* Finished in 1321, ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'' makes this trope OlderThanPrint. ''The Divine Comedy'' places the afterlife in the physical universe as Medieval astronomers and scientists knew it. For example, as Dante enters Heaven with the soul of his deceased lover, Dante realizes he is on the Moon and theorizes why the Moon has black spots (that we now know to be craters). His saintly lover criticizes his concepts on "rarity and density" of matter and proves his theory to be invalid. It should be noted Dante isn't ultimately concerned with physical science, as even this exchange on the Moon ends with a theological point. More specifically, the lover uses the dispute to reveal to Dante how the Moon, the stars, and anything made of matter relies on the will and love of [[{{God}} the Deep Mind]] to exist at all.

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* Finished in 1321, ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'' makes this trope OlderThanPrint. OlderThanPrint; 1321's ''The Divine Comedy'' places the imagines an afterlife in the physical universe as Medieval astronomers and scientists knew it. For example, as Dante enters Heaven with the soul of his deceased lover, Dante realizes he is on the Moon and theorizes why the Moon has black spots (that we now know to be craters).craters) on it. His saintly lover criticizes his concepts on "rarity and density" of matter and proves his theory to be invalid. It should be noted Dante isn't ultimately concerned with physical science, as even this exchange on the Moon ends with a theological point. More specifically, the lover uses the dispute to reveal to Dante how the Moon, the stars, and anything made of matter relies on the will and love of [[{{God}} the Deep Mind]] to exist at all.
22nd Oct '17 12:42:16 AM DustSnitch
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* Finished in 1321, ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'' makes this trope OlderThanPrint. ''The Divine Comedy'' places the afterlife in the physical universe as Medieval astronomers and scientists knew it. For example, as Dante enters Heaven with the soul of his deceased lover, Dante realizes he is on the Moon and theorizes why the Moon has black spots (that we now know to be craters). His saintly lover criticizes his concepts on "rarity and density" of matter and proves his theory to be invalid. It should be noted Dante isn't ultimately concerned with physical science, as even this exchange on the Moon ends with a theological point. More specifically, the lover uses the dispute to reveal to Dante how the Moon, the stars, and anything made of matter relies on the will and love of [[{{God}} the Deep Mind]] to exist at all.
14th Oct '17 9:36:34 PM ManchuCandidate
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* ''VideoGame/{{ELEX}}'' can be best described as ''VideoGame/{{Gothic}}'' meets ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}''. It takes place on a world similar to modern day Earth that was devastated by a meteor strike. Said meteor brought with a new element, Elex, that can grant people magical powers.
13th Oct '17 11:07:11 PM Ramidel
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* ''Anime/SailorMoon'' is ''largely'' UrbanFantasy, but the ''S'' season shifts toward this, due to the first BigBad being a MadScientist using technologically-created Daimons in his quest for magical talismans. Also, throughout the series, the majority of monsters are extraplanetary aliens of some kind.



* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' is all about aliens flinging MagicalMartialArts at each other.
10th Oct '17 8:12:22 AM 64SuperNintendo
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* In ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'', the setting is vaguely Polynesian at face value, everyone is a [[AmbiguousRobot mostly machine cyborg]], they all live inside a [[spoiler:giant robot]] made of AppliedPhlebotinum. They sport some pretty sweet tech, but the most common way for the [[{{Hobbits}} powerless Matoran]] to defend themselves are with [[MundaneMadeAwesome frisbees that can freeze, shrink, or teleport whatever they touch]], and the main heroes, Toa, [[ElementalPowers control the elements]] with no explanation other than "elemental energy"[[note]]although the web serials imply that they are accessing Mata Nui's interior controls[[/note]] and wear [[CoolMask magic masks]] that have an ever growing list of options.
** Energized Protodermis, the universe's most powerful substance that can either transform or destroy whatever it touches. What you get is based on [[BecauseDestinySaysSo destiny.]] Oh, and it's sentient.
** The [[BigBad Makuta]], a race designed to be genetic engineers, do so by ''mixing potions in a cauldron''. They come from a pool of slime containing their unborn, bodiless spirits -- sounds fantasy enough, right? But those "spirits" are really preprogrammed artificial intelligence, and the liquid is just a strange data storage device.
* Franchise/{{LEGO}}'s Toys/NexoKnights line is set in a medieval kingdom where magic meets space-age technology.
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[[folder:Toys]]
* In ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'', the setting is vaguely Polynesian at face value, everyone is a [[AmbiguousRobot mostly machine cyborg]], they all live inside a [[spoiler:giant robot]] made of AppliedPhlebotinum. They sport some pretty sweet tech, but the most common way for the [[{{Hobbits}} powerless Matoran]] to defend themselves are with [[MundaneMadeAwesome frisbees that can freeze, shrink, or teleport whatever they touch]], and the main heroes, Toa, [[ElementalPowers control the elements]] with no explanation other than "elemental energy"[[note]]although the web serials imply that they are accessing Mata Nui's interior controls[[/note]] and wear [[CoolMask magic masks]] that have an ever growing list of options.
** Energized Protodermis, the universe's most powerful substance that can either transform or destroy whatever it touches. What you get is based on [[BecauseDestinySaysSo destiny.]] Oh, and it's sentient.
** The [[BigBad Makuta]], a race designed to be genetic engineers, do so by ''mixing potions in a cauldron''. They come from a pool of slime containing their unborn, bodiless spirits -- sounds fantasy enough, right? But those "spirits" are really preprogrammed artificial intelligence, and the liquid is just a strange data storage device.
* Franchise/{{LEGO}}'s Toys/NexoKnights line is set in a medieval kingdom where magic meets space-age technology.
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10th Oct '17 8:11:13 AM 64SuperNintendo
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* ''WebAnimation/MattNDusty'' is this mixed with Main/WorldOfWeirdness and LawOfConservationOfNormality, and is a complete straight-up comedy. Robots are voiced by the text-to-speech function in ''VideoGame/MoonbaseAlpha'', there's a giant pink dragon that bakes cookies, the two titular characters survive the apocalypse and prevent it with a Stargate, [=PlayStations=] and Xboxes have apparantly been in a RobotWar for centuries, and to top everything else off, Interdimensional Jack Benny as Father Time.
* Creator/{{RoosterTeeth}}'s ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' is this but without space travel, featuring (among other things) characters with magical abilities, robots, airships, and smartphones called "Scrolls".
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* ''WebAnimation/MattNDusty'' is this mixed with Main/WorldOfWeirdness and LawOfConservationOfNormality, and is a complete straight-up comedy. Robots are voiced by the text-to-speech function in ''VideoGame/MoonbaseAlpha'', there's a giant pink dragon that bakes cookies, the two titular characters survive the apocalypse and prevent it with a Stargate, [=PlayStations=] and Xboxes have apparantly been in a RobotWar for centuries, and to top everything else off, Interdimensional Jack Benny as Father Time.
* Creator/{{RoosterTeeth}}'s ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' is this but without space travel, featuring (among other things) characters with magical abilities, robots, airships, and smartphones called "Scrolls".
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30th Sep '17 1:58:45 AM Wooboo
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* Much like its [[Literature/TheWitcher source material]], ''VideoGame/TheWitcher'' series, while thematically planted quite firmly in a fantasy setting, nevertheless uses some subtle {{Magitek}} and some [[AnachronismStew very anachronistic scientific concepts and ideas]], considering the otherwise [[MedievalStasis Middle-Ages level of the setting]]. For instance, genetics are not only understood but can be manipulated by both alchemy and magic. Microbiology for similar reasons is also well-studied by wizards and other learned folk, and pathology is a common medical discipline. Magical constructs, such as golems, operate on the magical equivalent of computer programming, and magicians, wizards and sorceresses make use of devices that aren't all that dissimilar from telephones and webcams to communicate with each other.
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