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20th Sep '16 12:52:29 PM narm00
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* John Constantine the ''ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}}'', he is a modern day sorcerer (or an occultist) and fights other occultist for various reasons, either he just wants to save the day, for his personal gain, or just to show off who is the best sorcerer there is.

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* John Constantine the ''ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}}'', he ''ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}}''. He is a modern day sorcerer (or an occultist) and fights other occultist occultists for various reasons, reasons; either he just wants to save the day, for his personal gain, or just to show off who is the best sorcerer there is.



* ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine'': In "Witch Hunt", Clara is dressed as witch for Halloween when she is transported through time to TheCavalierYears where she runs of afoul of the Witchfinder General Matthew Hopkins.

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* ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine'': In "Witch Hunt", Clara is dressed as a witch for Halloween when she is transported through time to TheCavalierYears where she runs of afoul of the Witchfinder General Matthew Hopkins.
16th Sep '16 11:17:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[UrExample A notorious example from real history:]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_Hopkins Matthew Hopkins]], the original "Witchfinder General". During the EnglishCivilWar, Hopkins travelled through eastern England at the head of a team of self-styled witch-hunters; within two years -- from 1645 to 1647 -- he and his accomplice John Stearne caused the death of about 300 women (who were executed by hanging). Though he claimed to have a mandate from the Parliament, this was probably a lie (the title "Witchfinder General" was his own invention) -- however, the Parliament obviously tolerated his actions. As if that wasn't enough, Hopkin's book ''The Discovery of Witches'', which he published shortly before his death in 1647, helped to spread the witch-craze to the New England colonies, where it immediately sparked a wave of {{witch hunt}}s. The Salem witch trials of the 1690s still used Hopkins's methods.

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* [[UrExample A notorious example from real history:]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_Hopkins Matthew Hopkins]], the original "Witchfinder General". During the EnglishCivilWar, UsefulNotes/EnglishCivilWar, Hopkins travelled through eastern England at the head of a team of self-styled witch-hunters; within two years -- from 1645 to 1647 -- he and his accomplice John Stearne caused the death of about 300 women (who were executed by hanging). Though he claimed to have a mandate from the Parliament, this was probably a lie (the title "Witchfinder General" was his own invention) -- however, the Parliament obviously tolerated his actions. As if that wasn't enough, Hopkin's book ''The Discovery of Witches'', which he published shortly before his death in 1647, helped to spread the witch-craze to the New England colonies, where it immediately sparked a wave of {{witch hunt}}s. The Salem witch trials of the 1690s still used Hopkins's methods.
10th Sep '16 6:16:03 AM DaibhidC
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** The Omnian Church ([=Pre-=]''Discworld/SmallGods'') used to hunt down and burn witches. But then again, they used to burn just about everybody. Now they just give witches informational pamphlets, which isn't nearly as bad.

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** The Omnian Church ([=Pre-=]''Discworld/SmallGods'') used to hunt down and burn witches. But then again, they used to burn just about everybody. Now they just give witches informational pamphlets, which isn't nearly as bad. (Granny Weatherwax's view is that they hunted old women who didn't know what was going on - if they'd tried burning ''actual'' witches, they wouldn't have done so for long, as the Cunning Man found out.)
29th Jul '16 5:53:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* Tim the Witch-Smeller from ''WesternAnimation/SabrinaTheAnimatedSeries'' has the distinct honor of being one of the [[BewareTheSillyOnes silliest]], [[NotSoHarmlessVillain scariest]], [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy and most dangerous]] villains the show has ever produced.

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* Tim the Witch-Smeller from ''WesternAnimation/SabrinaTheAnimatedSeries'' has the distinct honor of being one of the [[BewareTheSillyOnes silliest]], [[NotSoHarmlessVillain scariest]], [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy and most dangerous]] dangerous villains the show has ever produced.
4th Jul '16 2:41:27 AM Morgenthaler
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Let's say you live in a fantasy setting. But no, you're not having it easy. [[DarkFantasy That's no happy-singing-rainbows-and-fairies kind of fantasy you've got here]]. And there's a problem. Perhaps [[EvilSorcerer the resident wizard]] isn't too much into [[TheObiWan helping upstart heroes]], or something has to be done with that "[[ReligionOfEvil persecuted religious community]]" at the corner before you [[VirginSacrifice run out of virgins]].

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Let's say you live in a fantasy setting. But no, you're not having it easy. [[DarkFantasy That's no happy-singing-rainbows-and-fairies kind of fantasy you've got here]]. And there's a problem. Perhaps [[EvilSorcerer the resident wizard]] isn't too much into [[TheObiWan [[TheMentor helping upstart heroes]], or something has to be done with that "[[ReligionOfEvil persecuted religious community]]" at the corner before you [[VirginSacrifice run out of virgins]].
22nd Jun '16 11:48:38 PM foxley
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* ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine'': In "Witch Hunt", Clara is dressed as witch for Halloween when she is transported through time to TheCavalierYears where she runs of afoul of the Witchfinder General Matthew Hopkins.
28th May '16 5:51:22 PM Fireblood
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* Heinrich Kramer, a Dominican monk and Inquisitor and the author of ''Literature/MalleusMaleficarum'' (i.e. ''Hammer of the Witches'', 1486), a treatise on witches and a tutorial on how to conduct witch trials. Kramer was also responsible for the so called Hexenbulle, a papal bull, which he used to prompt several witch trials. He claimed to have led 200 witches to execution. Then again, there is little reason to believe his empty boasts. Kramer and reality weren't always on speaking terms and he was regarded by many people who knew him as a paranoid loon even in his own lifetime.

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* Heinrich Kramer, a Dominican monk and Inquisitor and the author of ''Literature/MalleusMaleficarum'' (i.e. ''Hammer of the Witches'', 1486), a treatise on witches and a tutorial on how to conduct witch trials. Kramer was also responsible for the so called Hexenbulle, a papal bull, which he used to prompt several witch trials. He claimed to have led 200 witches to execution. Then again, there is little reason to believe his empty boasts. Kramer and reality weren't always on speaking terms and he was regarded by many people who knew him as a paranoid loon even in his own lifetime. That said, his work, like ''The Discovery of Witches'', caused great harm after it was taken up during the witch-hunting craze of the 1500s-1600s (the Pope had sanctioned witch trials after his book was released, but this wasn't acted on then).
21st Apr '16 5:43:14 PM WillKeaton
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* The Witchsmeller Pursuviant from ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'', who finds the title character guilty of witchcraft via an over-the-top KangarroCourt.

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* The Witchsmeller Pursuviant from ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'', who finds the title character guilty of witchcraft via an over-the-top KangarroCourt.KangarooCourt.
13th Apr '16 3:41:58 PM ultimomant
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* Witch Smellers were found in some African tribes, and the hunts they kicked off could be devastating in their effects. But they didn't always have it there way. According to legend some Zulu witch hunters tried this on ShakaZulu. He outsmarted them and it ended [[KillEmAll badly for them]].

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* Witch Smellers were found in some African tribes, and the hunts they kicked off could be devastating in their effects. But they didn't always have it there way. According to legend some Zulu witch hunters tried this on ShakaZulu.UsefulNotes/ShakaZulu. He outsmarted them and it ended [[KillEmAll badly for them]].
5th Apr '16 8:43:35 AM StFan
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