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21st Aug '16 9:31:29 AM nombretomado
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* The Order of the Red Robes from ''{{Dragonlance}}'' are not this - they're Neutral as opposed to the Good (White) and Evil (Black) mages.

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* The Order of the Red Robes from ''{{Dragonlance}}'' ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'' are not this - they're Neutral as opposed to the Good (White) and Evil (Black) mages.



* The modern russian fantasy is fond of this trope:

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* The modern russian Russian fantasy is fond of this trope:
13th Aug '16 1:49:07 PM LovePsychothefirst
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* In the ''Literature/OldKingdom'' books, the Abhorsens are the only mages to use both Charter Magic and Free Magic.

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* In the ''Literature/OldKingdom'' books, the Abhorsens are the only mages to use both [[OrderVsChaos Charter Magic and Free Magic.Magic]]. To be precise, they are the only ones who ''should'' as all others tend to turn evil and ultimately discard Charter Magic along the way.
30th Jul '16 3:41:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''UltimaIII'' gives us many hybrid classes. The Red Mage is the Druid and, for more physical power, the Ranger.

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* ''UltimaIII'' ''VideoGame/UltimaIII'' gives us many hybrid classes. The Red Mage is the Druid and, for more physical power, the Ranger.
20th Jul '16 5:50:18 PM Peridonyx
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': Twilight Sparkle knows spells that have a variety of effects. These include (but are not nearly limited to) [[MindOverMatter powerful telekinesis]], [[TeleportSpam teleportation]], cloud-walking, flight, altering the dietary habits of other creatures, [[PeoplePuppets total control of another's body]], and item enchantment. Most unicorns get spells related to whatever their inherent talent is, but Twilight's inherent talent is ''magic itself''.
** Twilight Sparkle actually inverts the MasterOfNone part of the trope, given that she exhibits telekinesis at a much higher level than other unicorns, as well as demonstrating an improved version of other unicorns' spells, such as Rarity's gem finding. Eventually it culminates in [[spoiler: ascending to alicorn status]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
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Twilight Sparkle knows spells that have a variety of effects. These include (but are not nearly limited to) [[MindOverMatter powerful telekinesis]], [[TeleportSpam teleportation]], cloud-walking, flight, altering the dietary habits of other creatures, [[PeoplePuppets total control of another's body]], and item enchantment. Most unicorns get spells related to whatever their inherent talent is, but Twilight's inherent talent is ''magic itself''.
** *** Twilight Sparkle actually inverts the MasterOfNone part of the trope, given that she exhibits telekinesis at a much higher level than other unicorns, as well as demonstrating an improved version of other unicorns' spells, such as Rarity's gem finding. Eventually it culminates in [[spoiler: ascending to alicorn status]].


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** [[RealityWarper Discord]] is perhaps the best example so far, being essentially an Alicorn on steroids as well as knowing an even wider variety of spells than Twilight.
16th Jul '16 4:28:59 PM digiman619
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* In TabletopGame/SpheresOfPower, you can make one easily enough by investing equally in the Life and Destruction spheres.
3rd Jul '16 10:40:13 AM FlakyPorcupine
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* ''VideoGame/CharlieMurder'' has Charlie himself fulfilling this purpose. His spell list tends to mix offensive and defensive spells together.
26th Jun '16 2:38:13 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''DresdenFiles'', one of the requirements for being an [[InsistentTerminology actual Wizard]] is having some ability to use every non-forbidden branch of magic. Obviously there exist other reasons, but people who are limited to a single talent, like summoners, are automatically barred, in the same way universities don't give out doctorates of chemistry to people who can only make explosions.

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* In the ''DresdenFiles'', ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', one of the requirements for being an [[InsistentTerminology actual Wizard]] is having some ability to use every non-forbidden branch of magic. Obviously there exist other reasons, but people who are limited to a single talent, like summoners, are automatically barred, in the same way universities don't give out doctorates of chemistry to people who can only make explosions.
25th Jun '16 11:52:10 AM nombretomado
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** Fire Emblem Awakening has Dark mages and Sorcerers, who mix the Anima of the mages with Dark Magic, and counts as a more offensively alligned Red Mage compared to the Sages who mix Anima with Staves to be more support based. Dark Mages also have high defense, a trait more commonly seen in physical units.
* Averted by actual Red Mages in ''BattleForWesnoth'', who are pretty standard GlassCannon fire-casters. Played straight by Saurian Augurs and Oracles, who are fast and agile, half-decent in melee, have strong ranged spells and some healing ability. Also, Mages of Light, though they are more CombatMedic oriented.

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** Fire Emblem Awakening has Dark mages and Sorcerers, who mix the Anima of the mages with Dark Magic, and counts as a more offensively alligned aligned Red Mage compared to the Sages who mix Anima with Staves to be more support based. Dark Mages also have high defense, a trait more commonly seen in physical units.
* Averted by actual Red Mages in ''BattleForWesnoth'', ''VideoGame/BattleForWesnoth'', who are pretty standard GlassCannon fire-casters. Played straight by Saurian Augurs and Oracles, who are fast and agile, half-decent in melee, have strong ranged spells and some healing ability. Also, Mages of Light, though they are more CombatMedic oriented.
11th Jun '16 4:25:51 PM nombretomado
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* [[spoiler: Richard]] from the ''SwordOfTruth'' novels has the ability to use both Additive Magic, which can create, and Subtractive Magic, which can destroy things, completely. He is the first wizard in 3,000 years to be born like that, ever since a group of wizards sealed the Subtractive Magic away... too much of a GameBreaker.

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* [[spoiler: Richard]] from the ''SwordOfTruth'' ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'' novels has the ability to use both Additive Magic, which can create, and Subtractive Magic, which can destroy things, completely. He is the first wizard in 3,000 years to be born like that, ever since a group of wizards sealed the Subtractive Magic away... too much of a GameBreaker.
30th May '16 5:58:14 PM WillKeaton
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*** The implication, made more explicit in the sequel series, is that this is pretty much how advances are made in the magical arts in general, with work on one element often giving insight into another.

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*** The implication, made more explicit in the sequel series, is that this is pretty much how advances are made in the magical bending arts in general, with work on one element often giving insight into another.
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