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30th Oct '16 3:37:28 PM nombretomado
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* MercedesLackey loves this concept, and blood mages are frequently villains in her books. Combines with Type O, since the shedding of blood is incidental -- the suffering and trauma of the victim is the real source of power.
** There are also good people who use blood magic--they only use their own blood. Most notably, the [[HeraldsOfValdemar Shin'a'in]], whose patron goddess will sometimes require someone (usually a shaman) to sacrifice themselves to prove the people's need.

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* MercedesLackey Creator/MercedesLackey loves this concept, and blood mages are frequently villains in her books. Combines with Type O, since the shedding of blood is incidental -- the suffering and trauma of the victim is the real source of power.
** There are also good people who use blood magic--they only use their own blood. Most notably, the [[HeraldsOfValdemar [[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar Shin'a'in]], whose patron goddess will sometimes require someone (usually a shaman) to sacrifice themselves to prove the people's need.
29th Oct '16 5:01:42 PM keybounce
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* In ''Webcomic/PublicHumiliation'', Pooka blood is needed to power magic runes used for all sorts of things in modern society. Originally, it was freely given by Pooka to their allies, but when they were tired, and tried to say "no more", they found that their "allies" had become just another foe. [[spoiler: Needless to say, when a Pooka hero did show up, things got messy.]]
17th Oct '16 5:53:27 PM nombretomado
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* In the Breeniverse series ''{{lonelygirl15}}'' and ''KateModern'', infusions of Trait Positive blood can extend the human lifespan considerably. In ''WebVideo/LG15TheResistance'', [[spoiler:Maggie]]'s blood grants total immortality.

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* In the Breeniverse series ''{{lonelygirl15}}'' and ''KateModern'', ''WebVideo/KateModern'', infusions of Trait Positive blood can extend the human lifespan considerably. In ''WebVideo/LG15TheResistance'', [[spoiler:Maggie]]'s blood grants total immortality.
11th Sep '16 8:41:29 PM RainbowPhoenix
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** "Reavers", a particularly dangerous type of warrior that become stronger through suffering and exhibit certain magical powers, are created by drinking the blood of dragons. There are entire cults that spring up around high dragons for this reason.

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** "Reavers", a particularly dangerous type of warrior that become stronger through suffering and exhibit certain magical powers, are created by drinking the blood of dragons. There are entire cults that spring up around high dragons for this reason. Some members of the [[HornedHumanoid Qunari race]] have been known to develop Reaver abilities purely through training. The [[DraconicHumanoid implications of this]] have not yet been fully explored.
31st Jul '16 3:54:05 PM nombretomado
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* In ''DetectiveComics'' #833 Zatanna is shot in the throat by the Joker and dunked into a tank filling with water, effectively keeping her from reciting her incantations backwards. When Batman escapes his own deathtrap to free her in #835, he finds her throat completely healed. Upon inspection, Bats discovered she'd used her own blood to write "HEAL ME" backwards on the inside of the tank's lid.

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* In ''DetectiveComics'' ''Creator/DetectiveComics'' #833 Zatanna is shot in the throat by the Joker and dunked into a tank filling with water, effectively keeping her from reciting her incantations backwards. When Batman escapes his own deathtrap to free her in #835, he finds her throat completely healed. Upon inspection, Bats discovered she'd used her own blood to write "HEAL ME" backwards on the inside of the tank's lid.
12th Jul '16 12:51:33 PM Willbyr
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* The entire combat system is DeadmanWonderland is based around the titular Deadmen using their blood as weapons in various ways.

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* The entire combat system is DeadmanWonderland ''Manga/DeadmanWonderland'' is based around the titular Deadmen using their blood as weapons in various ways.
4th Mar '16 1:39:28 PM nighttrainfm
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* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' has the Blood Mage class type, which uses CastFromHitPoints types of magic (and not necessarily the caster's hit points). A Tevinter Imperium blood mage even uses his own [[BadBoss ''henchmen'']] as sacrifices, usually by making them explode with the words "A blood sacrifice! For power!"

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* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' has the Blood Mage class type, ''Franchise/DragonAge'':
** BloodMagic,
which uses CastFromHitPoints types of magic (and not necessarily the caster's hit points). A Tevinter Imperium blood mage even uses his own [[BadBoss ''henchmen'']] henchmen]] as sacrifices, usually by making them explode with the words "A blood sacrifice! For power!"power!"



*** Grey Wardens themselves are created by drinking a special cocktail of darkspawn blood and lyrium, which makes them immune to the [[TheCorruption darkspawn taint]] [[spoiler:for a few decades, anyway]]. It also gives them the ability to sense the darkspawn [[spoiler: though the darkspawn can sense them as well]]. The Warden's Keep DLC also confirms that Grey Wardens can gain other abilities through their tainted blood.

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*** Grey Wardens themselves are created by drinking a special cocktail of darkspawn blood and lyrium, which makes them immune to the [[TheCorruption darkspawn taint]] [[spoiler:for a few decades, anyway]]. anyway.]] It also gives them the ability to sense the darkspawn [[spoiler: though the darkspawn can sense them as well]]. well.]] The Warden's Keep DLC also confirms that Grey Wardens can gain other abilities through their tainted blood.
26th Feb '16 4:03:28 PM Materioptikon
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* The Healing Church's special blood in ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'' can cure any ailment and has cemented the church's power over the city of Yharnum. [[spoiler: Too bad it belongs to/''is'' an EldritchAbomination and gradually transforms people into horrific beasts.]]

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* The Healing Church's special blood in ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'' can cure any ailment and has cemented the church's power over the city of Yharnum.Yharnam. [[spoiler: Too bad it belongs to/''is'' an EldritchAbomination and gradually transforms people into horrific beasts.]]
20th Jan '16 11:43:44 PM OtakuMage
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* The ultimate use of her power to [[spoiler: unite humanity into a single being]], Charlotte B. Lord of "Anime/UnlimitedFafnir" can use massive amounts of her own blood to control other people over a wide area, with the controlled adding their blood to the equation in a positive feedback loop that could involve the entirety of humanity.
13th Jan '16 10:08:38 AM Grudgeal
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* This is why Vampires in ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' attack people and drink their blood -- ''Shadowrun'' vampires actually drain [[LifeForce Essence]] to survive, but Essence Drain only works when the victim and predator are connected on a deep, emotional level. It just so happens that for most vampires, the easiest emotion to connect with your victim is "fear", and drinking someone's blood while they're watching helps tremendously.
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