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15th Dec '17 5:46:32 PM FungusFromYuggoth
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* While [[{{Creator/StrugatskyBrothers}} the Strugatsky Brothers]] primarily wrote science fiction (hard at first, then progressively soft social SF) and are known for their ''Literature/NoonUniverse'' cycle, they also wrote two seminal Soviet fantasy novels purely running on this trope, ''Literature/MondayBeginsOnSaturday'' and ''Literature/TaleOfTheTroika''. Both are set in the same universe (which is a setting separate from the Noon Universe, unlike nearly all their other output except the last few novels), with the former being something like an comedic, fairly light-hearted ScienceFantasy / UrbanFantasy [[{{JustForFun/XMeetsY}} hybrid]], which parodies, and at the same time pays homage to, the academic spirit in general and the Soviet research institute system in particular; and the latter being a much more cynical, satirical tale with acerbic swipes at Soviet bureaucracy (it was heavily censored and only released in the [[{{DirectorsCut}} original form]] in the late 80s). Interestingly enough, while this trope is prominent, MagicAIsMagicA is averted very much on purpose: the magic in this setting is not particularly consistent or rigorously scientific (what with quite a few things from the FantasyKitchenSink thrown in), but the ''research'' into it is - which obviously doesn't fit together all that well in-universe, and thus causes some hilarious situations.
9th Dec '17 2:41:51 PM dracogeorge
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* In ''VideoGame/OpenSorcery'', you play BEL/S, an elemental firewall, which is a fire spirit bound to C++, with a HTML[[note]][[FunWithAcronyms Hypertext Magical Language]][[/note]] GUI, that acts like a firewall. Except instead of viruses, it deals with malicious spirits. And you might become an AI. It actually opens by quoting both ClarkesThirdLaw, and Clarke's Third Law Reversed, i.e. the quote at the top of this page.
9th Dec '17 9:44:04 AM TheGreatConversation
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* ''Literature/EnchantedForestChronicles''' Telemain did this, the implication being that this was the distinction between "magicians" and other magic-users (or, to put it another way, watch your ass, there's probably a few more like him lurking around Linderwall and the surrounding kingdoms).

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* ''Literature/EnchantedForestChronicles''' ''Literature/EnchantedForestChronicles'': Telemain did this, the implication is a magician, which apparently amounts to "magical theoretician," magicians being that this was the distinction between "magicians" and ones who ''analyze'' magic, while other magic-users (or, magic users don't concern themselves with theory. He has a tendency to put it another way, watch your ass, there's probably explode into enthusiastic SesquipedalianLoquaciousness whenever he encounters a few more like him lurking around Linderwall and the surrounding kingdoms).new spell.


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* The main branch of magic in ''Literature/{{Earthsea}}'' works through invocation of "true names," and its mastery requires long years of intensive study and memorization.
8th Dec '17 7:28:17 PM Xtifr
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* In Creator/CharlesStross' ''Literature/TheLaundrySeries'', magic is a science. Specifically, computer science. Alan Turing discovered how to use technology to contact other dimensions, most of which are full of not-very-nice creatures. It's very much a science, since why bother with all that drawing of sigils when you can just load up an app on your PDA that does the same thing?

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* In Creator/CharlesStross' ''Literature/TheLaundrySeries'', ''Literature/TheLaundryFiles'', magic is a science. Specifically, computer science. Alan Turing discovered how to use technology to contact other dimensions, most of which are full of not-very-nice creatures. It's very much a science, since why bother with all that drawing of sigils when you can just load up an app on your PDA that does the same thing?
3rd Dec '17 2:33:06 AM Touko_K
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* Mostly performed by the Inertia Society in the ''Videogame/{{Undertale}}'' fanfic [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Fanfic/Visiontale Visiontale]], [[https://archiveofourown.org/works/8779618/chapters/20125687 posted on Archive of Our Own]], whose members study magic with scientific rigor. Inspired by human TechnoBabble, monsters even created MagiBabble to describe magic, and use magic to create magitronic devices, like their versions of smartphones, televisions, and computers.
29th Nov '17 5:57:14 AM ramblepedia
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TangledTheSeries'', Valerian is a scientist, inventor, and alchemist, and on multiple occasions he has attempted to apply science to try to understand to the magical mysteries of Corona.
16th Nov '17 6:29:59 PM baschapp
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* The Cryptics from ''TabletopGame/DemonTheFallen'' seek nothing less than to ''reverse-engineer Creation''. Yes, the World of Darkness was made by {{God}}. And these demons try to analyze how [[LittleMissAlmighty She]] did it.

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* The Cryptics from ''TabletopGame/DemonTheFallen'' seek nothing less than to ''reverse-engineer Creation''. Yes, the World of Darkness was made by {{God}}. And these demons try to analyze how [[LittleMissAlmighty She]] [[AmbiguousGender they]] did it.
22nd Oct '17 9:31:25 AM M1litarist
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* In ''VideoGame/GrimDawn'' the Arcanist mastery utilizes scientific understanding of magical forces.
20th Oct '17 5:58:02 PM danielxcutter
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* In Fanfic/MagicaeEstPotestas, a crossover between Literature/ArtemisFowl and VideoGame/{{Undertale}}, this is how the monsters are able to make their {{Magitek}}. Also, the fairies have started recreating color magic as well, or "reverse spellcasting" as No. 1 calls it.

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* In Fanfic/MagicaeEstPotestas, ''Fanfic/MagicaeEstPotestas'', a crossover between Literature/ArtemisFowl and VideoGame/{{Undertale}}, this is how the monsters are able to make their {{Magitek}}. Also, the fairies have started recreating color magic as well, or "reverse spellcasting" as No. 1 calls it.
20th Oct '17 5:54:30 PM danielxcutter
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* In Fanfic/MagicaeEstPotestas, a crossover between Literature/ArtemisFowl and VideoGame/{{Undertale}}, this is how the monsters are able to make their {{Magitek}}. Also, the fairies have started recreating color magic as well, or "reverse spellcasting" as No. 1 calls it.
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