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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.
29th Dec '15 9:29:26 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheSlayers'' actually [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this:

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* ''TheSlayers'' ''{{LightNovel/Slayers}}'' actually [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this:
17th Oct '15 5:56:27 AM Deblin
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* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', any alchemist who has attempted human transmutation, seen the GateOfTruth and survived will be able to perform alchemy without a formulaic circle, simply by clapping and touching the subject matter, which they can then reshape freely. Convenient, but it can literally [[EquivalentExchange cost them an arm and a leg, or worse]].
** Both [[ColonelBadass Roy Mustang]] and [[TheBigGuy Alex Louis Armstrong]] have gloves equipped with alchemy circles, and [[ThePhilosopher Solf J. Kimblee]] and [[AntiVillain Scar]] have them tattooed directly onto their bodies, allowing them to perform their specialties on the fly. In fact, when Roy gains the actual clapping alchemy ability, it [[BlessedWithSuck effectively slows him down]].
*** It's also indicated that Philosopher's Stones can be used to simplify the formulation process, as seen with Kimblee and Alphonse.
** [[BigBad Father]], after absorbing [[AGodAmI Truth]], was able to perform transmutations without moving at all.

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* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', any alchemist "normal" transmutation is achieved by manually drawing a complex circular figure around whatever raw material is being transmuted. Various characters initially appear to violate this rule by acheiving greater levels of enlightenment regarding the principles involved.
** The lowest degree involves drawing out the formula, which in theory anyone can do with enough reference material.
** Highly skilled alchemists don't need to re-draw formulae they've mastered each time and can 're-use' a circle: [[ColonelBadass Roy Mustang]] and [[TheBigGuy Alex Louis Armstrong]] have gloves equipped with alchemy circles, and [[ThePhilosopher Solf J. Kimblee]] and [[AntiVillain Scar]] have them tattooed directly onto their bodies
** Alchemist
who has attempted human transmutation, seen which involves seeing the GateOfTruth and survived will be able (essentially a gnostic revelation) understand the fundamentals of the process to perform alchemy without a formulaic circle, simply by much greater degree, to the point that 'drawing' is a simple matter of forming a circle with their hands (by clapping and touching drawing the subject matter, which they can hands apart) then reshape freely.pointing it at the target to be transmuted. Convenient, but it can literally [[EquivalentExchange cost them an arm and a leg, or worse]].
** Both [[ColonelBadass Roy Mustang]] and [[TheBigGuy Alex Louis Armstrong]] have gloves equipped with alchemy circles, and [[ThePhilosopher Solf J. Kimblee]] and [[AntiVillain Scar]] have them tattooed directly onto their bodies, allowing them to perform their specialties on the fly. In fact, when Roy gains the actual clapping alchemy ability, it [[BlessedWithSuck effectively slows him down]].
*** It's also indicated that
Possessing a Philosopher's Stones Stone, essentially the essence of alchemical truth distilled into a physical circle (well, sphere) can be used to simplify bump the formulation process, caster "up a level" of mastery, as seen with Kimblee and Alphonse.
** [[BigBad Father]], after absorbing [[AGodAmI Truth]], was able to perform transmutations without moving at all. This is symbolically implied to use whatever circle is convenient and repurpose the associated 'formula' at will without having to symbolically 're-draw' it.
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