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17th Oct '17 12:00:22 AM TheNerevarine
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%%* The Kushan Empire from ''{{Manga/Berserk}}''.

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%%* * The Kushan Empire from ''{{Manga/Berserk}}''.''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' is governed by an Emperor who has turned himself into an [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Apostle]] as Emperor and his [[TheDragon right-hand man Daiba]] is an EvilSorceror. Both make use of foul magic to control their armies.
12th Oct '17 7:32:39 AM AmbarSonofDeshar
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Every now and again you'll have a wizard race being the nobility with a some manner of Wizarding ruler at the top however.

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Every now and again you'll have a wizard race being the nobility with a some manner of Wizarding ruler at the top however.
10th Oct '17 5:01:47 PM DudeWheresMyPassword
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* In ''Literature/TheCraftSequence'', human societies are governed either by [[PhysicalReligion gods and their priests]] or by practitioners of the secular magic called Craft. Since "magic" and "law & economics" are more or less interchangeable concepts in this world, this state of affairs is perhaps inevitable.

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* In ''Literature/TheCraftSequence'', the ''Literature/CraftSequence'', human societies are governed either by [[PhysicalReligion gods and their priests]] or by practitioners of the secular magic called Craft. Since "magic" and "law & economics" are more or less interchangeable concepts in this world, this state of affairs is perhaps inevitable.
10th Oct '17 5:01:19 PM DudeWheresMyPassword
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* In ''Literature/TheCraftSequence'', human societies are governed either by [[PhysicalReligion gods and their priests]] or by practitioners of the secular magic called Craft. Since "magic" and "law & economics" are more or less interchangeable concepts in this world, this state of affairs is perhaps inevitable.
25th Sep '17 11:28:22 AM BeerBaron
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** The Psijic Order is one on their home island of Artaeum. They are governed by a magical council led by the Ritemaster (or Loremaster in some sources). The oldest monastic group in Tamriel, the Psijic Order is a secretive magical society founded during the ancient times by an Aldmeri ({{Precursors}} to the modern [[OurElvesAreBetter races of Mer]]) sect who rejected the transition to Aedra worship from ancestor worship, known to them as the "Old Way" or "Elder Way." Their order is highly [[RenownedSelectiveMentor selective]] and they practice SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic which allows them to perform feats (make their island disappear, freeze time, astral project, etc.) that no other group in Tamriel can match (save for the extinct [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent Dwemer]]).

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** The Psijic Order is one on their home island of Artaeum. They are governed by a magical council led by the Ritemaster (or Loremaster in some sources). The oldest monastic group in Tamriel, the Psijic Order is a secretive magical society MagicalSociety founded during the ancient times by an Aldmeri ({{Precursors}} to the modern [[OurElvesAreBetter races of Mer]]) sect who rejected the transition to Aedra worship from ancestor worship, known to them as the "Old Way" or "Elder Way." Their order is highly [[RenownedSelectiveMentor selective]] and they practice SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic which allows them to perform feats (make their island disappear, freeze time, astral project, etc.) that no other group in Tamriel can match (save for the extinct [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent Dwemer]]).
8th Aug '17 11:46:55 PM Abodos
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* Though [[BigBad Ganon]] is typically shown in ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' to be a SorcerousOverlord ruling by himself over mindless monsters and conquered Hylians, he occasionally has a cadre of high-ranking sorcerers at his side -- ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime's'' Twinrova, ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames''' Onox and Veran, among others.

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* Though [[BigBad Ganon]] is typically shown in ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' to be a SorcerousOverlord ruling by himself over mindless monsters and conquered Hylians, he occasionally has a cadre of high-ranking sorcerers at his side -- ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime's'' Twinrova, ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames''' Onox and Veran, among others. The Royal Family of Hyrule is also occasionally portrayed as one due to their inherited RoyaltySuperPower, particularly in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' where the women of the royal line must train to awaken their powers.
27th Jul '17 2:55:08 PM Theriocephalus
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-> ''"Ministry of Magic?" bellowed [[{{Muggles}} Uncle Vernon]]. "[[FantasticRacism People like you]] in ''government''? Oh, this explains everything, everything, no wonder the country's going to the dogs."''
--> - ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix''

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-> ''"Ministry of Magic?" bellowed [[{{Muggles}} Uncle Vernon]]. "[[FantasticRacism People Vernon. "People like you]] you in ''government''? Oh, this explains everything, everything, no wonder the country's going to the dogs."''
--> - -- ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix''



* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', the White Council is composed of the most powerful one percent of magic users and nominally rules the magical human community. In reality, however, it mostly sticks to enforcing the Seven Laws of Magic on its fellow practitioners - you break one and, unless a Council Member agrees to take you on as an apprentice and the Senior Council agree to it, you'll be tried, found guilty and executed in the space of an hour. [[GoodIsNotNice And these are the good guys.]] - and, ironically, being a large and threatening presence to deter the other supernatural powers from trying to turn the world into this. Despite this, there's still a lot of politicking, and a complex interplay between factions. A single Warden, a member of the combat arm/police force of the Council, is posted in each major city around the world, their remit being to help out local, weaker practitioners, make sure they behave, and stamp on any monsters that get ideas. Due to their comparative power and InspectorJavert tendencies, the Wardens tend to be seen as something between an avenging angel and the grim reaper by your average practitioner. That and the fact that a single member of the Senior Council once dropped a satellite on someone's house, no one other than one of the other pre-eminent powers, like the Red Court of Vampires, wants to piss them off.

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* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', the White Council is composed of the most powerful one percent of magic users and nominally rules the magical human community. In reality, however, it mostly sticks to enforcing the Seven Laws of Magic on its fellow practitioners - -- you break one and, unless a Council Member agrees to take you on as an apprentice and the Senior Council agree to it, you'll be tried, found guilty and executed in the space of an hour. [[GoodIsNotNice And these are the good guys.]] - -- and, ironically, being a large and threatening presence to deter the other supernatural powers from trying to turn the world into this. Despite this, there's still a lot of politicking, and a complex interplay between factions. A single Warden, a member of the combat arm/police force of the Council, is posted in each major city around the world, their remit being to help out local, weaker practitioners, make sure they behave, and stamp on any monsters that get ideas. Due to their comparative power and InspectorJavert tendencies, the Wardens tend to be seen as something between an avenging angel and the grim reaper by your average practitioner. That and the fact that a single member of the Senior Council once dropped a satellite on someone's house, no one other than one of the other pre-eminent powers, like the Red Court of Vampires, wants to piss them off.



** Warcraft is pretty much full of Magocracies. Another example would be the Blood Elven kingdom, Quel'Thalas, where the 'Magisters' are seen in almost every position of authority. Though that may be because every Thalassian is capable of, at least, very basic magic - to which they are literally addicted. If you want to stretch it, the Night Elves of Darnassus are ruled by nature-wielding druids and divine magic wielding priestesses.

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** Warcraft is pretty much full of Magocracies. Another example would be the Blood Elven kingdom, Quel'Thalas, where the 'Magisters' are seen in almost every position of authority. Though that may be because every Thalassian is capable of, at least, very basic magic - -- to which they are literally addicted. If you want to stretch it, the Night Elves of Darnassus are ruled by nature-wielding druids and divine magic wielding priestesses.



** The Tevinter Imperium is an ancient Magocracy based on Rome and Byzantium, with the Tevinter equivalent of the Roman Senate chosen from the Circle of Magi with the Grand Enchanter (Leader of the Circle) becoming The Archon (Tevinter equivalent of Emperor) after the death of the previous Archon. We have yet to actually visit it and it's a VestigialEmpire by now, but its atrocities are the main reason mages get a bad rap in Thedas. Their first act was to declare war on the elves, obliterate most of their culture and [[EnslavedElves enslave them]] (along with anyone else they don't like). Then they tried to break into ''Heaven'' - or rather, the Golden City at the heart of the Fade, said to be the home the Maker made for his children. What happened next is unclear, but the city turned black and [[TheVirus the Darkspawn taint]] was created, starting a vicious cycle that has persisted for centuries.

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** The Tevinter Imperium is an ancient Magocracy based on Rome and Byzantium, with the Tevinter equivalent of the Roman Senate chosen from the Circle of Magi with the Grand Enchanter (Leader of the Circle) becoming The Archon (Tevinter equivalent of Emperor) after the death of the previous Archon. We have yet to actually visit it and it's a VestigialEmpire by now, but its atrocities are the main reason mages get a bad rap in Thedas. Their first act was to declare war on the elves, obliterate most of their culture and [[EnslavedElves enslave them]] (along with anyone else they don't like). Then they tried to break into ''Heaven'' - -- or rather, the Golden City at the heart of the Fade, said to be the home the Maker made for his children. What happened next is unclear, but the city turned black and [[TheVirus the Darkspawn taint]] was created, starting a vicious cycle that has persisted for centuries.
7th Jul '17 7:53:19 PM TheBigBopper
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* The Kushan Empire from ''{{Manga/Berserk}}''.

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* %%* The Kushan Empire from ''{{Manga/Berserk}}''.
2nd Jul '17 11:25:41 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* The Adversary's [[TheEmpire Empire]] in ''ComicBook/{{Fables}}'' is a highly organized magocratic bureaucracy. Interestingly, the leadership [[GenreSavvy is well aware]] that MugglesDoItBetter but actively suppresses post-medieval technology because technological power is much more difficult to concentrate in the hands of a ruling elite than magical power.

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* The Adversary's [[TheEmpire Empire]] in ''ComicBook/{{Fables}}'' is a highly organized magocratic bureaucracy. Interestingly, the leadership [[GenreSavvy is well aware]] aware that MugglesDoItBetter but actively suppresses post-medieval technology because technological power is much more difficult to concentrate in the hands of a ruling elite than magical power.
13th Jun '17 11:17:15 PM jormis29
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** In the TabletopGame/DarkSun setting, the cities of Athas (except Tyr, depending on the timeline) are ruled by tyrannical Sorcerer Kings.

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** In the TabletopGame/DarkSun ''TabletopGame/DarkSun'' setting, the cities of Athas (except Tyr, depending on the timeline) are ruled by tyrannical Sorcerer Kings.



* Both the Realm and the [[{{Atlantis}} First Age Solar Deliberative]] from the RPG ''{{Exalted}}'' are these, being oligarchic (though the Realm is SUPPOSED to be a monarchy) states ruled by human beings given the powers of the gods.

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* Both the Realm and the [[{{Atlantis}} First Age Solar Deliberative]] from the RPG ''{{Exalted}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' are these, being oligarchic (though the Realm is SUPPOSED to be a monarchy) states ruled by human beings given the powers of the gods.
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