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22nd Aug '16 4:20:12 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''{{Elenium}}'' (and its sequel series, the ''Tamuli''), magic is usually accomplished through an intricate, ritualistic invocation, including somatic components. This can take a while, and is very hard to do when you're in the middle of a battle - not to mention requiring you to think and talk in at least PASSINGLY decent Styric, which is apparently a very, very difficult language. However, there are a few who have found alternate sources of divine power, and they can usually whip up some serious magic just with a quick word or gesture.

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* In the ''{{Elenium}}'' ''Literature/{{Elenium}}'' (and its sequel series, the ''Tamuli''), magic is usually accomplished through an intricate, ritualistic invocation, including somatic components. This can take a while, and is very hard to do when you're in the middle of a battle - not to mention requiring you to think and talk in at least PASSINGLY decent Styric, which is apparently a very, very difficult language. However, there are a few who have found alternate sources of divine power, and they can usually whip up some serious magic just with a quick word or gesture.
15th Aug '16 8:07:35 AM I_love_dragons
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* In ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' the properly preformed Rite of Ashkente (which summons Death into a circle) is ludicrously long and convoluted, so they almost always skip most of it.

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* In ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' the properly preformed performed Rite of Ashkente (which summons Death into a circle) is ludicrously long and convoluted, so they almost always skip most of it.
15th May '16 12:01:08 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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->'''[[TalesOfVesperia Rita]]:''' Blah blah blah... ''Tidal Wave!''

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->'''[[TalesOfVesperia ->'''[[VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia Rita]]:''' Blah blah blah... ''Tidal Wave!''
28th Mar '16 4:50:10 AM Zelnor
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->'O mad and greedy waters, rise up and storm the very heavens... Tidal Wave!'
--> The venerable incantation for the great spell Tidal Wave

->'''[[TalesOfVesperia Rita]]:''' Blah blah blah... ''Tidal Wave!''
--> Much faster.
4th Mar '16 8:52:19 AM phantomreader42
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** {{MagicalIncantation|s}} in the Nasuverse are actually a form of self-hypnosis, and the actual words are not important so much as the MEANING behind them is to the user. Hence it's possible for a skilled or experience spellcaster to easily shortened their incantation time and why most of Rin's spell sound like horrible German.

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** {{MagicalIncantation|s}} [[MagicalIncantation Spell Incantations]] in the Nasuverse are actually a form of self-hypnosis, and the actual words are not important so much as the MEANING behind them is to the user. Hence it's possible for a skilled or experience spellcaster to easily shortened their incantation time and why most of Rin's spell sound like horrible German.
4th Mar '16 8:50:06 AM phantomreader42
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** {{MagicalIncantation}}s in the Nasuverse are actually a form of self-hypnosis, and the actual words are not important so much as the MEANING behind them is to the user. Hence it's possible for a skilled or experience spellcaster to easily shortened their incantation time and why most of Rin's spell sound like horrible German.

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** {{MagicalIncantation}}s {{MagicalIncantation|s}} in the Nasuverse are actually a form of self-hypnosis, and the actual words are not important so much as the MEANING behind them is to the user. Hence it's possible for a skilled or experience spellcaster to easily shortened their incantation time and why most of Rin's spell sound like horrible German.
4th Mar '16 7:13:22 AM phantomreader42
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** SpellIncantations in the Nasuverse are actually a form of self-hypnosis, and the actual words are not important so much as the MEANING behind them is to the user. Hence it's possible for a skilled or experience spellcaster to easily shortened their incantation time and why most of Rin's spell sound like horrible German.

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** SpellIncantations {{MagicalIncantation}}s in the Nasuverse are actually a form of self-hypnosis, and the actual words are not important so much as the MEANING behind them is to the user. Hence it's possible for a skilled or experience spellcaster to easily shortened their incantation time and why most of Rin's spell sound like horrible German.
6th Feb '16 9:04:48 AM sgamer82
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* In ''Bastard!!'' humans and other mortal races need to chant encantations for spells, but angels and demons (who were the ones who taught magic to humans and other races in the first place) don't need to, as they create magic as a natural consequence of their movements. [[spoiler:The series' protagonist, Dark Schneider, eventually becomes a being on par with the angels and demons and gains this ability too]]

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* In ''Bastard!!'' ''Manga/{{Bastard}}'' humans and other mortal races need to chant encantations for spells, but angels and demons (who were the ones who taught magic to humans and other races in the first place) don't need to, as they create magic as a natural consequence of their movements. [[spoiler:The series' protagonist, Dark Schneider, eventually becomes a being on par with the angels and demons and gains this ability too]]
30th Jan '16 10:33:58 PM Gamermaster
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* Nanoha from ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' learned to enter MagicalGirl mode without going through the full chant on her ''second try'', a feat that ''astonished'' [[WeaselMascot Yuuno]].

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* Nanoha from ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' ''Franchise/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' learned to enter MagicalGirl mode without going through the full chant on her ''second try'', a feat that ''astonished'' [[WeaselMascot Yuuno]].
29th Jan '16 1:11:13 AM LordInsane
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** This is the main mechanical point of the 3.5 Shadowcaster class: When they start out, their fundamentals (their simplest spells, the equivalents of cantrips and orisons for other casters) are cast as supernatural abilities, while their mysteries (the equivalent of spells) are cast as spells. When they get access to the next tier of mysteries, their initial tier of mysteries begin to be cast as spell-like abilities, and when they get access to the tier after that the initial tier works as supernatural abilities and the second tier as spell-like abilities. Spell-like abilities[[note]]except for the invocations of warlocks and dragonfire adepts, who are specific exceptions[[/note]] lack somatic components, and supernatural abilities are instinctual enough to use that it does not distract enough to allow others to get in opportunity attacks. They'd lose the need to use material components, verbal components and foci as well, but none of the mysteries have them in the first place.
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