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11th Aug '16 7:48:10 PM ZombieAladdin
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** In ''Manga/{{Boruto}}'', the Hidden Leaf Village gains an R&D department, complete with researchers in white lab coats and hallways lined with glass with experiments being performed inside. Presumably, other major ninja villages have similar departments.
10th Aug '16 9:07:08 PM nombretomado
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* In Katherine Kurtz's ''[[{{Deryni}} Camber the Heretic]]'', A Healer who is treating a Deryni with a head injury inadvertently turns off his patient's powers. Further testing shows that the technique also conceals the existence of those powers from other people (even down to physical reactions to a Deryni-specific drug), and turns up only one other Healer able to perform it. The protagonists devise a baptismal cult to turn off the powers of Deryni and send them into hiding in advance of a wave of persecution.

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* In Katherine Kurtz's ''[[{{Deryni}} ''[[Literature/{{Deryni}} Camber the Heretic]]'', A Healer who is treating a Deryni with a head injury inadvertently turns off his patient's powers. Further testing shows that the technique also conceals the existence of those powers from other people (even down to physical reactions to a Deryni-specific drug), and turns up only one other Healer able to perform it. The protagonists devise a baptismal cult to turn off the powers of Deryni and send them into hiding in advance of a wave of persecution.
2nd Aug '16 9:41:46 AM intastiel
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Unsounded}}'', pymary is essentially a programming language executed on the machinery of the universe, with precise instructions for re-allocating Aspects of reality, constant research and scholarly publication on new and improved spell commands, and pre-assembled spells that any dabbler can borrow with minimal training. "Magic" in the setting refers exclusively to the fantastic and inexplicable, whereas pymary is a hard science.
31st Jul '16 4:30:51 AM VVK
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** In "Feeling Pinkie Keen", Twilight spends the entire episode trying to debunk Pinkie Pie's claim of having a psychic [[SpiderSense "Pinkie Sense"]]. When Pinkie points out that [[ArbitrarySkepticism Twilight herself can do magic]], she claims that her talent is a science, instead of something [[WildMagic random]] like Pinkie's. Magic happens to be a natural trait of unicorn ponies like Twilight, and her friend Rarity demonstrates similar abilities.

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** In "Feeling Pinkie Keen", Twilight spends the entire episode trying to debunk Pinkie Pie's claim of having a psychic [[SpiderSense "Pinkie Sense"]]. When Pinkie points out that [[ArbitrarySkepticism Twilight herself can do magic]], she claims that her talent is a science, instead of something [[WildMagic random]] like Pinkie's. Magic happens Twilight ''tries'' to be a natural trait of unicorn ponies like Twilight, and analyse how Pinkie Sense works, too, but it proves unanalysable ([[StrawVulcan at least by her friend Rarity demonstrates similar abilities.narrow-minded methods]]).
31st Jul '16 4:28:03 AM VVK
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** In "Boast Busters", Twilight Sparkle is seen experimenting to find out what magic, exactly, she is capable of.
** In "Feeling Pinkie Keen", she spends the entire episode trying to debunk Pinkie Pie's claim of having a psychic [[SpiderSense "Pinkie Sense"]]. When Pinkie points out that [[ArbitrarySkepticism Twilight herself can do magic]], she claims that her talent is a science, instead of something [[WildMagic random]] like Pinkie's. Magic happens to be a natural trait of unicorn ponies like Twilight, and her friend Rarity demonstrates similar abilities.
** In 'Bridle Gossip', Twilight again describes how rational, scientific magic differs from curses and mumbo-jumbo the others claim are coming from a stranger in the woods.
** It's implied the reason Twilight is able to [[PowerCopying mimic most spells merely by seeing them in action]] is because of this. Because she's intelligent enough to analyze exactly what's going on to make the spell work, she's able to mimic it. She's even capable of casting inherent spells like Rarity's gem-finder and Celestia's ''dark magic'' simply by watching and analyzing it as it's cast.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
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In "Boast Busters", ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', magic, though requiring innate ability, can be learnt from books, and this is certainly how [[TheSmartGuy Twilight Sparkle is seen experimenting Sparkle]] approaches it. She's insistent that there are rational rules to find out what magic, exactly, she is capable of.
how magic works, although we aren't actually told that many of them.
** In "Feeling Pinkie Keen", she Twilight spends the entire episode trying to debunk Pinkie Pie's claim of having a psychic [[SpiderSense "Pinkie Sense"]]. When Pinkie points out that [[ArbitrarySkepticism Twilight herself can do magic]], she claims that her talent is a science, instead of something [[WildMagic random]] like Pinkie's. Magic happens to be a natural trait of unicorn ponies like Twilight, and her friend Rarity demonstrates similar abilities.
** In 'Bridle Gossip', "Bridle Gossip", Twilight again describes how rational, scientific magic differs from curses and mumbo-jumbo the others claim are coming from a stranger in the woods.
** It's implied the reason Twilight is able to [[PowerCopying mimic most spells merely by seeing them in action]] is because of this. Because she's intelligent enough to analyze exactly what's going on to make the spell work, she's able to mimic it. She's even capable of casting inherent spells like Rarity's gem-finder and Celestia's ''dark magic'' simply by watching and analyzing it as it's cast.
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10th Jul '16 12:58:05 PM TheNicestGuy
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* There is a fair bit of this in ''VideoGame/ArcanumOfSteamworksAndMagickObscura''. MagicVersusScience is a major theme of the setting, to the point that "magick" and "technology" are opposite ends of a single aptitude scale on your character sheet. It's a fundamental truth that the two cannot coexist in any great power, and the rational proponents of the new technology are hard at work on researching ''why''.
-->Begin the experiment with your Inclined Plane at its most acute angle, nearly flat upon the table. Take Block A, and place it on Inclined Plane C: note that the Block does not slide. [...] Introduce a Magickal Artifacte into the system. Slowly bring it into the vicinity of Inclined Plane C. Notice that Block A begins to slide haltingly downward!
--->--''Principia Technologica'', being the collected lectures of Sir Harris Guffingford, A Helpful Illustration of the Principles of Science, Chapter the Fourth: On the Eternal Conflict Between Natural and Supernatural Forces
19th May '16 12:09:07 PM foxmccloud4387
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* The Franchise/{{Nasuverse}} is known for its [[ViewersAreGeniuses incredibly complex]] rules of magecraft. Let's start with the fact that magecraft is very different from Magic, though easily confused with it. Magecraft is more or less a science. A science with a number of metaphysical flaws and a dependence on {{mana}} to work, but a pseudo-science none the less. That said, Magic [[note]]often called "True Magic" to reinforce the difference between it and magecraft[[/note]]is a rare and incredible power that defies the laws of science and magecraft, and is ultimately closer to [[RealityWarper reality-warping]] than anything else.

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* The Franchise/{{Nasuverse}} is known for its [[ViewersAreGeniuses incredibly complex]] rules of magecraft. Let's start with the fact that magecraft is very different from Magic, though easily confused with it. Magecraft is more or less a science. A science with a number of metaphysical flaws and a dependence on {{mana}} to work, but a pseudo-science none the less. That said, Magic [[note]]often called "True Magic" to reinforce the difference between it and magecraft[[/note]]is magecraft[[/note]] is a rare and incredible power that defies the laws of science and magecraft, and is ultimately closer to [[RealityWarper reality-warping]] than anything else.
19th May '16 12:08:31 PM foxmccloud4387
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* The Franchise/{{Nasuverse}} is known for its [[ViewersAreGeniuses incredibly complex]] rules of magecraft. Let's start with the fact that magecraft is very different from Magic, though easily confused with it. Magecraft is more or less a science. A science with a number of metaphysical flaws, but a pseudo-science none the less. That said, Magic is a rare and incredible power that defies the laws of science and magecraft.

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* The Franchise/{{Nasuverse}} is known for its [[ViewersAreGeniuses incredibly complex]] rules of magecraft. Let's start with the fact that magecraft is very different from Magic, though easily confused with it. Magecraft is more or less a science. A science with a number of metaphysical flaws, flaws and a dependence on {{mana}} to work, but a pseudo-science none the less. That said, Magic is [[note]]often called "True Magic" to reinforce the difference between it and magecraft[[/note]]is a rare and incredible power that defies the laws of science and magecraft.magecraft, and is ultimately closer to [[RealityWarper reality-warping]] than anything else.
26th Apr '16 6:32:00 PM KingNine
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* In ''ComicBook/TheAutumnlandsToothAndClaw'' the animal characters treat magic as a science. It is studied and taught. There are even symposiums on current trends in magic.
14th Apr '16 1:42:22 PM EDP
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* ''Fanfic/BringerOfDeath'' has this approach to the use of ki, culminating in [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8162862/68/Bringer-of-Death a special chapter in which Gohan explains exactly how mastering ki allows you to fire energy beams and fly]].
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