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19th Sep '16 10:20:55 PM PaulA
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* In ''[[Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality For Love of Evil]]'' by Creator/PiersAnthony, Parry is tracked through France by a sorcerer who can sense when he does magic.

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* In ''[[Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality For Love of Evil]]'' ''Literature/ForLoveOfEvil'' by Creator/PiersAnthony, Parry is tracked through France by a sorcerer who can sense when he does magic.
22nd Aug '16 4:20:48 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''{{Elenium}}'' series, use of magic can be detected in much the same way, but the range of detection seems to be much less. It's also possible to tell which spell is being used by the feel of it. Notably, the [[CosmicKeystone Bhelliom]] leaves a mark with its passing that any god or similarly powerful being can't help but feel, and using its power draws the attention of all such beings. This necessitates the protagonists to keep it in a gold box most of the time, which nullifies the effect.

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* In the ''{{Elenium}}'' ''Literature/TheElenium'' series, use of magic can be detected in much the same way, but the range of detection seems to be much less. It's also possible to tell which spell is being used by the feel of it. Notably, the [[CosmicKeystone Bhelliom]] leaves a mark with its passing that any god or similarly powerful being can't help but feel, and using its power draws the attention of all such beings. This necessitates the protagonists to keep it in a gold box most of the time, which nullifies the effect.
30th May '16 5:13:11 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In TamoraPierce's Literature/TortallUniverse, characters with the Sight can observe use of the Gift. Alanna also has a stone which, when held, allows her to see magic in use.

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* In TamoraPierce's Creator/TamoraPierce's Literature/TortallUniverse, characters with the Sight can observe use of the Gift. Alanna also has a stone which, when held, allows her to see magic in use.
6th May '16 4:49:44 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* {{Kekkaishi}} have the ability to sense when an Ayakashi enters the Karasumori site.

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* {{Kekkaishi}} Manga/{{Kekkaishi}} have the ability to sense when an Ayakashi enters the Karasumori site.
30th Jan '16 11:33:21 PM DarkHunter
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* Fighters in DragonBallZ can detect the use of ki from others, as well as [[TheForceIsStrongWithThisOne potential]], though that can also be concealed. Freezer's army cannot, but they have special sensors for that. They also apparently had [[EarthIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse never encountered anyone capable of either feat]], because Vegeta and Nappa are surprised by it; Vegeta eventually destroys his sensor, since it's useless against those foes and [[InstantExpert he's starting to learn how to sense ki, anyways]]. Later, during the series' stint in Namek, he keeps perfecting that technique. He detects Krilin and Gohan, who are hiding a [[PlotCoupon dragon ball]] from him, but a whale-like thing jumps up nearby and he reasons he must have detected that. He also starts learning how to conceal his ki, keeping it nearby his former power level, to get the drop on the rest of [[RedShirtArmy the army]] and [[EliteMook the generals]].

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* Fighters in DragonBallZ can detect the use of ki from others, as well as [[TheForceIsStrongWithThisOne potential]], though that can also be concealed. Freezer's Freeza's army cannot, but they have special sensors for that. They also apparently had [[EarthIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse never encountered anyone capable of either feat]], because Vegeta and Nappa are surprised by it; Vegeta eventually destroys his sensor, since it's useless against those foes and [[InstantExpert he's starting to learn how to sense ki, anyways]]. Later, during the series' stint in Namek, he keeps perfecting that technique. He detects Krilin Krillin and Gohan, who are hiding a [[PlotCoupon dragon ball]] from him, but a whale-like thing jumps up nearby and he reasons he must have detected that. He also starts learning how to conceal his ki, keeping it nearby his former power level, to get the drop on the rest of [[RedShirtArmy the army]] and [[EliteMook the generals]].
21st Jan '16 9:15:00 AM constellis
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* Mages from ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' can sense the use of prana in various ways. Emiya Shirou is particularly sensitive, and detects magecraft as a scent.
16th Oct '15 3:01:29 PM nombretomado
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* In ''[[Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality For Love of Evil]]'' by PiersAnthony, Parry is tracked through France by a sorcerer who can sense when he does magic.

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* In ''[[Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality For Love of Evil]]'' by PiersAnthony, Creator/PiersAnthony, Parry is tracked through France by a sorcerer who can sense when he does magic.
3rd Oct '15 12:39:12 AM Anorgil
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** Female channelers can sense the ability to channel in each other, even if neither is actually touching the True Source at the time, although they do have to be quite close. Once they're touching the True Source they literally light up like beacons - another female channeler will, when sufficiently experienced, be able to see a glow around a woman who's holding or using the Power. However, they are complete unable to sense when a man is channeling or holding the Power, at least until his spell takes effect.

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** Female channelers can sense the ability to channel in each other, even if neither is actually touching the True Source at the time, although they do have to be quite close. Once they're touching the True Source they literally light up like beacons - another female channeler will, when sufficiently experienced, be able to see a glow around a woman who's holding or using the Power. However, they are complete completely unable to sense when a man is channeling or holding the Power, at least until his spell takes effect.effect and leaves a residue.
3rd Oct '15 12:38:00 AM Anorgil
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** Female channelers can sense the ability to channel in each other, even if neither is actually touching the True Source at the time, although they do have to be quite close. Once they're touching the True Source they literally light up like beacons - another female channeler will, when sufficiently experienced, be able to see a glow around a woman who's holding or using the Power.
** Men, on the other hand, can't identify another man who can channel unless he's holding the Power, and even their sense of that is much less precise than the sense women have of each other. This is probably related to the role of female channelers as the catalyst for linking strength - men cannot link without women involved, but women can link without men.

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** Female channelers can sense the ability to channel in each other, even if neither is actually touching the True Source at the time, although they do have to be quite close. Once they're touching the True Source they literally light up like beacons - another female channeler will, when sufficiently experienced, be able to see a glow around a woman who's holding or using the Power.
Power. However, they are complete unable to sense when a man is channeling or holding the Power, at least until his spell takes effect.
** Men, on the other hand, can't identify another man who can channel unless he's holding the Power, and even their sense of that is much less precise than the sense women have of each other. This is probably related to the role of female channelers as the catalyst for linking strength - men cannot link without women involved, but women can link without men. However, men (or at least, Rand) can sense when a woman nearby is holding the Power, although to them it generally feels like nothing more than a vague sense of unease.
1st May '15 4:30:54 PM Zyffyr
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* Raven from ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' can "taste" magic through his ears, and analyze the nature and power of the spell by the "flavor" of the magic, because he is [[DivineParentage half-Immortal]]. More recently, [[spoilers: Tedd Verres]] has been revealed to have an ability to see [[spoilers: magic spells being cast, and tell details about the spell itself.]] Also, [[spoilers: Luke ]] has the ability to see who has magical ability, although not what that ability is.

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* Raven from ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' can "taste" magic through his ears, and analyze the nature and power of the spell by the "flavor" of the magic, because he is [[DivineParentage half-Immortal]]. More recently, [[spoilers: [[spoiler: Tedd Verres]] has been revealed to have an ability to see [[spoilers: [[spoiler: magic spells being cast, and tell details about the spell itself.]] Also, [[spoilers: [[spoiler: Luke ]] has the ability to see who has magical ability, although not what that ability is.
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