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27th Jun '16 10:47:56 PM M84
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* In ''Literature/HarryPotter'', Seers are wizards and witches who have the ability to see into the future. This seems to be one of the rare magical abilities that cannot be taught, only inherited, such as being a Parselmouth or a Metamorphmagus. Professor Trelawney the Divinations professor at Hogwarts has Seer ancestry, though she herself [[spoiler:is also one, though she has only given two actual prophecies in her entire life, and has no memory of either.]] Professor McGonagall is dismissive of Divinations in general and Trelawney in particular because she believes that seeing into the future isn't magic that can be taught and thus has no place in Hogwarts.

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* In ''Literature/HarryPotter'', Seers are wizards and witches who have the ability to see into the future. This seems to be one of the rare magical abilities that cannot be taught, only inherited, such as being a Parselmouth or a Metamorphmagus. Professor Trelawney the Divinations professor at Hogwarts has Seer ancestry, though she herself [[spoiler:is also one, though she has only given two actual prophecies in her entire life, and has no memory of either.]] Professor McGonagall is dismissive of Divinations in general and Trelawney in particular because she believes that seeing into the future isn't magic that can be taught and thus has no place in Hogwarts. Even a true Seer's prophecies don't always come true anyway, since people are perfectly able to ScrewDestiny in this setting.
27th Jun '16 10:46:44 PM M84
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* In ''Literature/HarryPotter'', Seers are wizards and witches who have the ability to see into the future. This seems to be one of the rare magical abilities that cannot be taught, only inherited, such as being a Parselmouth or a Metamorphmagus. Professor Trelawney the Divinations professor at Hogwarts has Seer ancestry, though she herself [[spoiler:is also one, though she has only given two actual prophecies in her entire life, and has no memory of either.]] Professor McGonagall is dismissive of Divinations in general and Trelawney in particular because she believes that seeing into the future isn't magic that can be taught and thus has no place in Hogwarts.
27th Jun '16 4:13:17 AM Baeraad555
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** Smashing a [[MagicMirror plain glass]] creates an augary, a collection of shards that each hold the image of one significant event from the future of the person or place pictured in the original glass. Since the images come entirely without context, interpreting an augary is somewhat less than an exact science.

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** Smashing a [[MagicMirror plain flat glass]] creates an augary, a collection of shards that each hold the image of one significant event from the future of the person or place pictured in the original glass. Since the images come entirely without context, interpreting an augary is somewhat less than an exact science.
16th Jun '16 6:21:36 PM nombretomado
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* Apollo and Hera in ''ThaliasMusings''. They're both prophecy deities who can see visions of the future.

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* Apollo and Hera in ''ThaliasMusings''.''Literature/ThaliasMusings''. They're both prophecy deities who can see visions of the future.
7th Jun '16 2:26:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the ''{{Foundation}}'' series by Creator/IsaacAsimov, Hari Seldon manages to perfect a science (psychohistory) that can predict what societies will flourish once TheEmpire dies. [[AncientConspiracy He uses it to try and set up a Utopia.]]

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* In the ''{{Foundation}}'' ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'' series by Creator/IsaacAsimov, Hari Seldon manages to perfect a science (psychohistory) that can predict what societies will flourish once TheEmpire dies. [[AncientConspiracy He uses it to try and set up a Utopia.]]
4th Jun '16 6:21:38 PM lavendermintrose
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* Ichigen Miwa, Kuroh's late master in ''Anime/{{K}}'', could see the future and predicted that his successor as the Colorless King would be evil. He sent Kuroh to track the boy down and kill him...
17th May '16 1:46:39 PM wuggles
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* In ''Series/TheFlash2014'', [[spoiler: Cisco's]] metahuman ability is basically this. He can see into alternate universes, as well as locate people and occasionally see into the future.
16th May '16 2:02:03 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* A ''lot'' of characters in ''TalesOfTheBranionRealm''. Generally precognitive, and religious in nature.

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* A ''lot'' of characters in ''TalesOfTheBranionRealm''.''Literature/TalesOfTheBranionRealm''. Generally precognitive, and religious in nature.
24th Apr '16 2:58:08 PM Zeoj99
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* [[spoiler: Bill Cipher]] from ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' seems to have a variation of this power. According to [[https://www.reddit.com/r/gravityfalls/comments/315yoy/im_bill_cipher_i_know_lots_of_things_ask_me/cpynpze his AMA,]] he can see [[spoiler: "A KALEIDOSCOPE OF TEMPORAL PROBABILITY WITH FLUCTUATING RANGE!"]] See Garnet from Steven Universe in the above example, as this seems to be describing the exact same power.
19th Apr '16 2:03:15 PM Willbyr
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* Granny Elmore from ''{{Psyren}}''.

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* Granny Elmore from ''{{Psyren}}''.''Manga/{{Psyren}}''.



* Kakei from ''LegalDrug''.

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* Kakei from ''LegalDrug''.''Manga/DrugAndDrop''.



* Inverted in ''TokyoBabylon'', where Subaru meets a woman named Mirei who can see the ''past'' via touching objects. He even comments on how this kind of seer is ''extremely'' uncommon. [[spoiler: It turns out that there are two other people able to do it: one is Mirei's mother, who uses this in an HeroicSacrifice when Mirei is targeted by a SerialKiller... and the other is HotLibrarian Miyazaki, whom Mirei falls in love with.]]

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* Inverted in ''TokyoBabylon'', ''Manga/TokyoBabylon'', where Subaru meets a woman named Mirei who can see the ''past'' via touching objects. He even comments on how this kind of seer is ''extremely'' uncommon. [[spoiler: It turns out that there are two other people able to do it: one is Mirei's mother, who uses this in an HeroicSacrifice when Mirei is targeted by a SerialKiller... and the other is HotLibrarian Miyazaki, whom Mirei falls in love with.]]
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