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11th Sep '17 8:32:37 PM LlamaAdventure
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** Spin-off ''Manga/VigilanteMyHeroAcademiaIllegals'' has Knuckle Duster, a quirkless vigilante who gets by on being built like a brick house and utilizing his CharlesAtlasSuperpower.
11th Sep '17 4:57:08 PM BURGINABC
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As bad as this sounds, though, there's a silver lining: someday, it will turn out that [[CursedWithAwesome his unique status is an asset to him]]. [[ManOfKryptonite He may be]] [[AntiMagic immune to magical attacks]], [[IncorruptiblePurePureness or to]] TheCorruption. Maybe he really has a game-breakingly awesome power that takes a [[TheCallPutMeOnHold long time to manifest]]. Maybe there's an AncientArtifact that only activates for someone with no magic. Or perhaps, [[HadToBeSharp lacking a crutch]], the Un-Sorcerer develops a CharlesAtlasSuperpower in a world of {{Squishy Wizard}}s. What's certain is that the Un-Sorcerer will go far, and may even be TheChosenOne.

An Un-Sorcerer can only survive by averting HardWorkHardlyWorks. Contrast SuperHero. See also MugglesDoItBetter. Usually played as AnAesop.

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As bad as this sounds, though, there's a silver lining: someday, it will turn out that [[CursedWithAwesome his unique status is an asset to him]]. [[ManOfKryptonite He may be]] be [[AntiMagic immune to magical attacks]], [[IncorruptiblePurePureness or to]] to TheCorruption. Maybe he really has a game-breakingly awesome power that takes a [[TheCallPutMeOnHold long time to manifest]]. Maybe there's an AncientArtifact that only activates for someone with no magic. Or perhaps, [[HadToBeSharp lacking a crutch]], the Un-Sorcerer develops a CharlesAtlasSuperpower in a world of {{Squishy Wizard}}s. What's certain is that the Un-Sorcerer will go far, and may even be TheChosenOne.

An Un-Sorcerer can only survive by averting HardWorkHardlyWorks. Contrast SuperHero.Essentially an in {{Inversion}} of the classic SuperHero trope. See also MugglesDoItBetter. Usually played as Sometimes used to derive AnAesop.
21st Jul '17 11:04:37 PM Gamermaster
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* Touta from ''Manga/UQHolder'' is physically incapable of using magic apps. [[spoiler:It turns out that he has an [[MutuallyExclusiveMagic unnatural combination of Light (Magic Cancel) and Dark (Magia Erebea) magic within him]] that cancels each other out. It's why he can't use magic and it's how Past!Evangeline deduces that he's an ArtificialHuman.]]
26th Jun '17 12:23:26 AM Shieldage
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* Arguably, Rincewind in the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novels is this. He is such a bad wizard that one of the novels specifically says "When he dies, the occult ability of humanity will go up a fraction." However, since he is a CosmicPlaything of Lady Luck herself (he is her favorite piece), there are times when something casts magic using him as a conduit, or when a strange coincidence LOOKS like he casts a spell, etc. In the first two books this is theorized to be because he accidentally got one of the world's most powerful spells stuck in his head which lept him from learning others, but even after getting rid of it he never managed to. On the other hand, he has all of the ''other'' wizard abilities, such as the ability to see Death and octarine.

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* Arguably, Rincewind in the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novels is this. He is such a bad wizard that one of the novels specifically says claims: "When he dies, the occult ability of humanity will go up a fraction." However, since he is a CosmicPlaything of Lady Luck herself (he is her favorite piece), there are times when something casts magic using him as a conduit, or when a strange coincidence LOOKS like he casts a spell, etc. In the first two books this is theorized to It may very well be because he accidentally got that having one of the world's most powerful spells stuck in his head which lept kept him from learning others, new tricks, but he still seems to be slow at improving even after getting rid of it releasing it. That said, he never managed to. On the other hand, he ''is'' a Wizard and has all of the ''other'' wizard abilities, achieved many passive benefits such as the ability being able to see Death and octarine.



* Even though [[HarryPotter Argus Filch]] is technically a MuggleBornOfMages, he's treated by the narrative and by other characters as a sad little thing to be pitied for his tragic circumstances. Nowhere do the books suggest that there are any other options for [[MuggleBornOfMages squibs]] like him. (This may have to do with the ignorance of the wizarding world towards {{Muggles}}. Most wizards would probably be genuinely baffled at the idea of going off to live among the muggles.) This never becomes an advantage.
** Actually there are Squibs who live among muggles like Mrs. Figg, Harrys former Babysitter or one relative if of the Weasleys, who works as a Accountant and at some point in the books it is outright stated, that squibs should better live in the nonmagical society instead of suffering amongst wizards.

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* Even though [[HarryPotter [[Literature/HarryPotter Argus Filch]] is technically a MuggleBornOfMages, he's treated by the narrative and by other characters as a sad little thing to be pitied for his tragic circumstances. Nowhere do the books suggest that there are any other options for [[MuggleBornOfMages squibs]] like him. (This may have to do with the ignorance of the wizarding world towards {{Muggles}}. Most wizards would probably be genuinely baffled at the idea of going off to live among the muggles.) This never becomes an advantage.
** Actually there There are Squibs who live among muggles like muggles, such as an accountant related to the Weasleys. Mrs. Figg, Harrys Harry's former Babysitter or one relative if of the Weasleys, who works as a Accountant and at babysitter, is heavily implied to be one. At some point in the books it is outright stated, stated that squibs should better would rather live in the nonmagical society instead of suffering than suffer amongst wizards.
24th Jun '17 2:14:26 AM WikiGuardianAngel
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* Touma Kamijou is this in a world where literally ''everyone'' can technically perform something supernatural. Even a Level 0 has a minuscule capability to warp reality, and people who have not undergone the secret procedures that turn them into espers can perform [[FunctionalMagic magic]], as evinced by [[SenseiChan Komoe]] who did so barely five minutes after having had it revealed to her. His 'Imagine Breaker' means that he has absolutely no psychic abilities, no ability to do magic, [[CosmicPlaything no luck]] (which apparently is a supernatural phenomenon), and his ability is actually to [[AntiMagic cancel anything supernatural]].

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* [[ButtMonkey Touma Kamijou Kamijou]] of ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' is this in a world where literally ''everyone'' can technically perform something supernatural. Even a [[RandomPowerRanking Level 0 0's]] has a minuscule capability to warp reality, and people everyone who have has not undergone the secret procedures that turn them into espers can perform [[FunctionalMagic magic]], as evinced by [[SenseiChan Komoe]] who did so barely five minutes after having had it revealed to her. His 'Imagine Breaker' '[[AntiMagic Imagine Breaker]]' means that he has absolutely no [[PsychicPowers psychic abilities, abilities]], no ability to do magic, and [[CosmicPlaything no luck]] (which apparently is a supernatural phenomenon), phenomenon in A Certain universe), and while he has an ability, his ability is actually to [[AntiMagic cancel negate anything supernatural]].
23rd Jun '17 6:07:18 AM WikiGuardianAngel
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** "You're willing to cast it aside? To lower yourself to a simple human?" "What do you mean 'lower myself'? That's the only thing I've ever been. Just a simple human that couldn't save a little girl. Not even with alchemy."



** "You're willing to cast it aside? To lower yourself to a simple human?" "What do you mean 'lower myself'? That's the only thing I've ever been. Just a simple human that couldn't save a little girl. Not even with alchemy."
23rd Jun '17 6:06:47 AM WikiGuardianAngel
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* Louise the Zero from ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero'' developed an [[TinyTyrannicalGirl enormous ego and hair-trigger temper]] [[NapoleonComplex to compensate for]] her lack of magical powers, something that defines nobility in her world. It turns out she actually has a very rare and powerful magical ability: [[spoiler:[[PowerOfTheVoid Void Magic]], the legendary [[ElementNumberFive Fifth Element]]...which happens to be explosion/energy-based magic.]]

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* Louise the Zero from ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero'' is this among her peers, who developed an [[TinyTyrannicalGirl enormous ego and hair-trigger temper]] [[NapoleonComplex to compensate for]] her lack of magical powers, [[HighHopesZeroTalent inability to succesfully perform magic]], something [[TheMagocracy that defines nobility in her world.world]]. It turns out she actually has a very rare and powerful magical ability: [[spoiler:[[PowerOfTheVoid Void Magic]], the legendary [[ElementNumberFive Fifth Element]]...which happens to be explosion/energy-based magic.]]


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* Touma Kamijou is this in a world where literally ''everyone'' can technically perform something supernatural. Even a Level 0 has a minuscule capability to warp reality, and people who have not undergone the secret procedures that turn them into espers can perform [[FunctionalMagic magic]], as evinced by [[SenseiChan Komoe]] who did so barely five minutes after having had it revealed to her. His 'Imagine Breaker' means that he has absolutely no psychic abilities, no ability to do magic, [[CosmicPlaything no luck]] (which apparently is a supernatural phenomenon), and his ability is actually to [[AntiMagic cancel anything supernatural]].
13th May '17 7:52:21 AM dutchguy1986
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* In ''WebComic/TheWotch,'' a magic shop owner is unable to use magic, but also unable to be affected by it. This makes him perfect for handling items of power and [[ArtifactOfDoom artifacts of doom]] that would be dangerous for anyone else. The downside? The Wotch can't heal him when he's wounded by teeth and claws of magic beasts, and she tends to attract those. Then again, he's immune to lycantropy too.

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* In ''WebComic/TheWotch,'' a magic shop owner is unable to use magic, but also unable to be affected by it. This makes him perfect for handling items of power and [[ArtifactOfDoom artifacts of doom]] that would be dangerous for anyone else. The downside? The Wotch can't heal him when he's wounded by the teeth and claws of magic beasts, and she tends to attract those. Then again, he's immune to lycantropy too.
29th Apr '17 7:54:55 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* Arguably, Rincewind in the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novels is this. He is such a bad wizard that one of the novels specifically says "When he dies, the occult ability of humanity will go up a fraction." However, since he is a CosmicPlaything of Lady Luck herself (he is her favorite piece), there are times when something casts magic using him as a conduit, or when a strange coincidence LOOKS like he casts a spell, etc. On the other hand, he has all of the ''other'' wizard abilities, such as the ability to see Death and octarine.

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* Arguably, Rincewind in the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novels is this. He is such a bad wizard that one of the novels specifically says "When he dies, the occult ability of humanity will go up a fraction." However, since he is a CosmicPlaything of Lady Luck herself (he is her favorite piece), there are times when something casts magic using him as a conduit, or when a strange coincidence LOOKS like he casts a spell, etc. In the first two books this is theorized to be because he accidentally got one of the world's most powerful spells stuck in his head which lept him from learning others, but even after getting rid of it he never managed to. On the other hand, he has all of the ''other'' wizard abilities, such as the ability to see Death and octarine.
10th Apr '17 12:36:13 AM Menarker
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** His [[TheMentor mentor]] Might Guy also used to be like Lee, but now he can use Ninjutsu. However, he doesn't need it and almost never uses it because his Taijutsu is superb and he's one of the strongest Konoha ninjas. [[spoiler:[[BigBad Madara Uchiha]]]] even acknowledges Guy as the greatest Taijutsu user he's even encountered.

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** His [[TheMentor mentor]] Might Guy also used to be like Lee, but now he can use Ninjutsu. However, he doesn't need it and almost never uses it because his Taijutsu is superb and he's to the point of being one of the strongest Konoha ninjas.ninjas, and limiting himself to Taijutsu is a show of solidarity with his pupil. [[spoiler:[[BigBad Madara Uchiha]]]] even acknowledges Guy as the greatest Taijutsu user he's even encountered.
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