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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.
30th May '16 5:57:18 PM WillKeaton
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* The titular Avatar of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' is a [[MessianicArchetype reincarnated mystical keeper of peace]] (basically the local superhero) who is most well known for being able to learn and use all four of the normally mutually exclusive ElementalPowers of the settings. They usually demonstrate great talent with their original element (as the title suggests, TheHero Aang is the LastOfHisKind) and have to learn the other elements one by one, which is the main driving plot of the series.

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* The titular Avatar of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' is a [[MessianicArchetype reincarnated mystical keeper of peace]] (basically the local superhero) who is most well known for being able to learn and use all four of the normally mutually exclusive ElementalPowers of the settings.setting. They usually demonstrate great talent with their original element (as the title suggests, TheHero Aang is the LastOfHisKind) and have to learn the other elements one by one, which is the main driving plot of the series.
30th May '16 5:55:12 PM WillKeaton
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** VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia : Kratos (no, [[VideoGame/GodOfWar not this one]]) and Zelos.

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** VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia : ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'': Kratos (no, [[VideoGame/GodOfWar not this one]]) and Zelos.



** NoelChandler of ''VideoGame/StarOceanTheSecondStory'' has healing and status recovery spells, but no revival spell, and his offensive magic covers different elements than [[LadyOfBlackMagic Celine]] or [[ChildMage Leon]], but his magic power is lower than all three of his fellow mages. His one saving grace is his ability to equip Bloody Armor and participate in a strategy that effectively makes all four party members invincible.

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** NoelChandler Noel Chandler of ''VideoGame/StarOceanTheSecondStory'' has healing and status recovery spells, but no revival spell, and his offensive magic covers different elements than [[LadyOfBlackMagic Celine]] or [[ChildMage Leon]], but his magic power is lower than all three of his fellow mages. His one saving grace is his ability to equip Bloody Armor and participate in a strategy that effectively makes all four party members invincible.
30th May '16 5:52:06 PM WillKeaton
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* The ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' gives us Jacen Solo, who thinks he can become this. It is ''totally'' subverted, as by the end of ''Literature/LegacyOfTheForce'', it's fairly obvious DarkIsEvil.

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* The ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' ''StarWars'' [[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]] gives us Jacen Solo, who thinks he can become this. It is ''totally'' subverted, as by the end of ''Literature/LegacyOfTheForce'', it's fairly obvious DarkIsEvil.
30th May '16 5:51:25 PM WillKeaton
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* The Grey Mages/Druids of the SagaOfRecluce master both Order-magic and Chaos-magic, seeing them as two aspects of the universe's basic structure.

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* The Grey Mages/Druids of the SagaOfRecluce ''SagaOfRecluce'' master both Order-magic and Chaos-magic, seeing them as two aspects of the universe's basic structure.
24th May '16 3:29:14 AM Grudgeal
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* The ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'' series has [=Cleric/Mage=] multiclasses, playable by gnomes and half-elves. Two {{NPC}}s, Quayle in the first game and Aerie in the second game, are of this type. As multiclasses they can use both cleric and mage spells, but since their XP is divided in two (half to each class) each class will usually be 2-3 levels below the single-class clerics and mages in the party (at least until ''Throne of Bhaal'', where the AbsurdlyHighLevelCap means [[MagikarpPower Aerie becomes essentially a max-level cleric and a max-level mage for the price of one character slot]]).

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* The ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'' ''Franchise/BaldursGate'' series has [=Cleric/Mage=] multiclasses, playable by gnomes and half-elves. Two {{NPC}}s, Quayle in the first game and Aerie in the second game, are of this type. As multiclasses they can use both cleric and mage spells, but since their XP is divided in two (half to each class) each class will usually be 2-3 levels below the single-class clerics and mages in the party (at least until ''Throne of Bhaal'', where the AbsurdlyHighLevelCap means [[MagikarpPower Aerie becomes essentially a max-level cleric and a max-level mage for the price of one character slot]]).
24th May '16 3:18:09 AM Grudgeal
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* The ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'' series has [=Cleric/Mage=] multiclasses, playable by gnomes and half-elves. Two {{NPC}}s, Quayle in the first game and Aerie in the second game, are of this type. As multiclasses they can use both cleric and mage spells, but since their XP is divided in two (half to each class) each class will usually be 2-3 levels below the single-class clerics and mages in the party (at least until ''Throne of Bhaal'', where the AbsurdlyHighLevelCap means [[MagikarpPower Aerie becomes essentially a max-level cleric and a max-level mage for the price of one character slot]]).
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