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23rd Jul '15 1:26:00 AM Koveras
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* Magic in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' is emotion shaped and directed by will, but wizards almost always use (made-up) incantations to help focus their minds, almost like mnemonics. When Harry casts a spell mentally, he's left with a headache and a wicked case of synaesthesia. In ''Changes'', he [[summons the faerie Queen Mab]] just by imagining the ritual in perfect detail.
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* Magic in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' is emotion shaped and directed by will, but wizards almost always use (made-up) incantations to help focus their minds, almost like mnemonics. When Harry casts a spell mentally, he's left with a headache and a wicked case of synaesthesia. In ''Changes'', he [[summons [[spoiler:summons the faerie Queen Mab]] just by imagining the ritual in perfect detail.
22nd Jul '15 10:14:10 PM intastiel
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* Belgarath and assorted fellow sorcerers in the [[Literature/TheBelgariad Belgariad/Mallorean]] books use the Will and the Word. Belgarath says he's fairly sure you don't really need the Word, if your Will is strong enough [[spoiler: and given that Poledra doesn't seem to need the Word at all, he's probably right.]]
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* Belgarath and assorted fellow sorcerers Sorcerers in the [[Literature/TheBelgariad Belgariad/Mallorean]] books ''Literature/TheBelgariad'' and ''Mallorean'' series use the Will "Will and the Word. Word." Belgarath says he's fairly sure you don't really need the Word, if your Will is strong enough [[spoiler: and given that Poledra doesn't seem to need the Word at all, he's probably right.]]]] * Magic in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' is emotion shaped and directed by will, but wizards almost always use (made-up) incantations to help focus their minds, almost like mnemonics. When Harry casts a spell mentally, he's left with a headache and a wicked case of synaesthesia. In ''Changes'', he [[summons the faerie Queen Mab]] just by imagining the ritual in perfect detail.

* ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}''. Mages can cast spells just by concentrating on doing so. It's possible for a mage to voluntarily use gestures or speech as a centering technique or be forced to do so because of a geas.
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}''. Mages Improvised spells in ''TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening'' are purely mental, powered solely by the mage's connection to the Supernal Realms and personal understanding of the magical discipline being used. * ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' mages can cast spells just by concentrating on doing so. It's possible for a mage to voluntarily use gestures or speech as a centering technique or be forced to do so because of a geas.
30th Mar '15 1:04:50 PM nombretomado
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* Diclonii in ''ElfenLied'' possess several pairs of invisible hands called "vectors" that can pass through material objects but cut human flesh with ease. Their captors keep them inside steel spheres just thick enough for their vectors not to reach the outside.
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* Diclonii in ''ElfenLied'' ''Manga/ElfenLied'' possess several pairs of invisible hands called "vectors" that can pass through material objects but cut human flesh with ease. Their captors keep them inside steel spheres just thick enough for their vectors not to reach the outside.
2nd Mar '15 6:38:41 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Most activatable powers in ''{{Champions}}'' and ''{{GURPS}} Supers'' are this by definition unless the character's creator gives them a disadvantage that requires some special activation technique. (Most powers affecting things beyond the character's own body will still require some appropriate sense to ''aim'' properly -- so being blindfolded can still be an issue --, just not to ''activate'' in the first place.) * In early editions of ''DungeonsAndDragons'', innate creature spell powers and psionics were usually activated "at will" unless specifically described otherwise.
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* Most activatable powers in ''{{Champions}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Champions}}'' and ''{{GURPS}} ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} Supers'' are this by definition unless the character's creator gives them a disadvantage that requires some special activation technique. (Most powers affecting things beyond the character's own body will still require some appropriate sense to ''aim'' properly -- so being blindfolded can still be an issue --, just not to ''activate'' in the first place.) * In early editions of ''DungeonsAndDragons'', ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', innate creature spell powers and psionics were usually activated "at will" unless specifically described otherwise.
3rd Jan '15 12:27:15 PM TheUnsquished
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* Belgarath and assorted fellow sorcerers in the [[TheBelgariad Belgariad/Mallorean]] books use the Will and the Word. Belgarath says he's fairly sure you don't really need the Word, if your Will is strong enough [[spoiler: and given that Poledra doesn't seem to need the Word at all, he's probably right.]]
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* Belgarath and assorted fellow sorcerers in the [[TheBelgariad [[Literature/TheBelgariad Belgariad/Mallorean]] books use the Will and the Word. Belgarath says he's fairly sure you don't really need the Word, if your Will is strong enough [[spoiler: and given that Poledra doesn't seem to need the Word at all, he's probably right.]]
19th Nov '14 11:04:53 PM Koveras
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* Although he tends to prefer [[MagicalGesture Magical Gestures]], [[Film/BruceAlmighty Bruce Almighty's]] powers count as this, as he is able to use them to do absolutely anything (Except mess with free will or tell anyone he's God) simply by exerting his will.
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* Although he tends to prefer [[MagicalGesture Magical Gestures]], [[Film/BruceAlmighty Bruce Almighty's]] prefers {{Magical Gesture}}s, Film/BruceAlmighty's powers count as this, as he is able to use them to do absolutely anything (Except (except mess with free will or tell anyone he's God) simply by exerting his will.
19th Nov '14 11:44:13 AM HowlingSnail
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[[folder:Film]] * Although he tends to prefer [[MagicalGesture Magical Gestures]], [[Film/BruceAlmighty Bruce Almighty's]] powers count as this, as he is able to use them to do absolutely anything (Except mess with free will or tell anyone he's God) simply by exerting his will. [[/folder]]
24th Oct '14 5:36:52 AM ChronoLegion
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* In the ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' episode "[[Recap/StarTrekVoyagerS6E23Fury Fury]]", Kes returns to the ''Voyager'' with her PsychicPowers boosted UpToEleven. She is shown walking through a hallway with the bulkheads exploding around her without even a hand wave.
15th Sep '14 11:59:08 PM Underachiever
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* Most activatable powers in ''{{Champions}}'' and ''{{GURPS}} Supers'' are this by definition unless the character's creator gives them a disadvantage that requires some special activation technique.
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* Most activatable powers in ''{{Champions}}'' and ''{{GURPS}} Supers'' are this by definition unless the character's creator gives them a disadvantage that requires some special activation technique. (Most powers affecting things beyond the character's own body will still require some appropriate sense to ''aim'' properly -- so being blindfolded can still be an issue --, just not to ''activate'' in the first place.)
9th May '14 6:49:49 PM ReaderAt2046
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* In ''The Imager Portfolio'', the titular mages just need to imagine something and it happens. Comes with a nasty side of PowerIncontinence, as daydreams or even regular dreams can trigger imaging. For this reason, no imager can sleep (literally sleep, not have sex) with anyone, including their spouse, parents, or children.
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