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10th Jun '16 6:55:33 PM livestockgeorge
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** Also, Legilimency and Occlumency, the arts of mind reading and blocking mind reading, respectively. Legilimency comes from Latin "''legens''" and "''mens''", which mean "reader" and "mind;" Occlumency, from "occlude," which means "conceal," and "''mens''." Or alternitavely, from "occulus" meaning "eye".

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** Also, Legilimency and Occlumency, the arts of mind reading and blocking mind reading, respectively. Legilimency comes from Latin "''legens''" and "''mens''", which mean "reader" and "mind;" Occlumency, from "occlude," which means "conceal," and "''mens''." Or alternitavely, from "occulus" meaning "eye".
20th May '16 6:41:16 AM eroock
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-> The word "urbanomancer" combines Greek and Latin, which annoys grammarians and old-school occultists. Most urbanomancers couldn't care less, and think the correct term - "Polisurgist" - sounds dumb.
-->-- ''TabletopGame/UnknownArmies'' "Postmodern Magick"

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-> The ->''"The word "urbanomancer" 'urbanomancer' combines Greek and Latin, which annoys grammarians and old-school occultists. Most urbanomancers couldn't care less, and think the correct term - "Polisurgist" 'Polisurgist' - sounds dumb.
dumb."''
-->-- ''TabletopGame/UnknownArmies'' ''TabletopGame/UnknownArmies'', "Postmodern Magick"
30th Apr '16 6:19:54 PM nombretomado
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* ''TabletopGame/LegendOfTheFiveRings'' doesn't specifically use the -mancy/-mancer suffixes for its magic-users, but could justifiably do so: rather than directly creating the effects, the Shugenja talks to the relevant spirits (fire/water/earth/whatever) and asks them to (cause a fireball/heal someone/strengthen a weapon/summon CaptainPlanet).

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* ''TabletopGame/LegendOfTheFiveRings'' doesn't specifically use the -mancy/-mancer suffixes for its magic-users, but could justifiably do so: rather than directly creating the effects, the Shugenja talks to the relevant spirits (fire/water/earth/whatever) and asks them to (cause a fireball/heal someone/strengthen a weapon/summon CaptainPlanet).WesternAnimation/{{Captain Planet|and the Planeteers}}).
6th Mar '16 4:27:19 AM captainpat
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* ''WebVideo/NarutoTheAbridgedSeries'' does this, especially for an AssPull or PlayedForLaughs
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* ''WebVideo/NarutoTheAbridgedSeries'' does this, especially for an AssPull or PlayedForLaughs
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24th Jan '16 1:29:40 AM GaidinBDJ
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** From the same Divination episode, after all the panelist had their particular method of divination named and explained, one panelist snarked that they could be considered Stephen's "'mancy boys".
2nd Jan '16 10:05:45 AM ProfEtheric
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* ''Webcomic/AutumnBay'' has Eileen Winston, a powerful bibliomancer.''
15th Dec '15 3:17:44 PM LordInsane
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** The Chronomancer in 2E was a casting class (based on the wizard, but with its own kits and subclasses) introduced in the Chronomancer supplement for 2E, and specializing in chronomancy (that is, the manipulation of time in various forms).
26th Oct '15 10:31:57 AM Fireblood
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* T.A. Pratt's ''Literature/MarlaMason'' series has all kinds of sorcerers with different (and often bizarre) specialties depending on what they draw power from: pyromancers, aquamancers, geomancers, pharmacomancers, necromancers, biomancers, technomancers, sex magicians(who are jokingly referred to in the books as [[ThePornomancer pornomancers]]), aviomancers, vermomancers(who have power over vermin like rats and roaches) nihilomancers(who can drive their enemies to suicide), herbomancers, mycomancers(who derive power from mushrooms of all things), and nearly every other kind of -mancer one could possibly imagine. Marla herself, an Anti-Heroine/''very'' Dark Action Girl, refers to herself half-seriously as a "brute-force-o-mancer."

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* T.A. Pratt's ''Literature/MarlaMason'' series has all kinds of sorcerers with different (and often bizarre) specialties depending on what they draw power from: pyromancers, aquamancers, geomancers, pharmacomancers, necromancers, biomancers, technomancers, sex magicians(who magicians (who are jokingly referred to in the books as [[ThePornomancer pornomancers]]), aviomancers, vermomancers(who have power over vermin like rats and roaches) nihilomancers(who nihilomancers (who can drive their enemies to suicide), herbomancers, mycomancers(who mycomancers (who derive power from mushrooms of all things), and nearly every other kind of -mancer one could possibly imagine. Marla herself, an Anti-Heroine/''very'' Dark Action Girl, refers to herself half-seriously as a "brute-force-o-mancer."



* And now we have the book [[http://pages.simonandschuster.com/pocketstar/featured Geekomancy]] by Michael R. Underwood

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* And now we have the book [[http://pages.simonandschuster.com/pocketstar/featured Geekomancy]] by Michael R. UnderwoodUnderwood.



* ''Literature/DreambloodDuology'' has narcomancy (no, not [[{{Necromancer}} necromancy]], ''narcomancy''), a magic of sleep and dreams. Various sorts of dreams are harvested and turned into different kinds of mystical fluid, for example wet dreams becoming dreamseed or nightmares becoming dreambile.

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* The ''Literature/DreambloodDuology'' has narcomancy (no, not [[{{Necromancer}} necromancy]], ''narcomancy''), a magic of sleep and dreams. Various sorts of dreams are harvested and turned into different kinds of mystical fluid, for example wet dreams becoming dreamseed or nightmares becoming dreambile.



* In ''Everyone Wants to Live'', a play by Israeli playwright Khanokh Levin, Pozna, the protagonist, who has been informed by the a sub-reaper for the GrimReaper and later by the Reaper himself that he is to die in three days lest he find a replacement, hosts a party after a few failed attempts to find one, and asks divinators to tell him he will live longer. First he asks an expert of palmistry to give his opinion, but he says the ‘life line’ ends abruptly, but it’s possible his hand his just not enough for it; Pozna reacts by chasing him off--‘you’re gonna see if the hand’s enough or not!’ He looks for another divinator, saying he doesn’t care what he reads--hands, eyes, [[BreadEggsMilkSquick anuses]]--as long as he’s willing to tell him he’ll live longer. The divinator tells him to smile, because he reads ''teeth'', and tells him what he wants to hear, but then the sub-reaper appears and asks the divinator to read his own teeth; when the divinator says he’ll live longer, the sub-reaper strangles him to death and reminds Pozna that [[YouCannotFightFate his fate is sealed]].

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* In ''Everyone Wants to Live'', a play by Israeli playwright Khanokh Levin, Pozna, the protagonist, who has been informed by the a sub-reaper for the GrimReaper and later by the Reaper himself that he is to die in three days lest he find a replacement, hosts a party after a few failed attempts to find one, and asks divinators to tell him he will live longer. First he asks an expert of palmistry to give his opinion, but he says the ‘life line’ ends abruptly, but it’s possible his hand his has just not enough for it; Pozna reacts by chasing him off--‘you’re gonna see if the hand’s enough or not!’ He looks for another divinator, saying he doesn’t care what he reads--hands, eyes, [[BreadEggsMilkSquick anuses]]--as long as he’s willing to tell him he’ll live longer. The divinator tells him to smile, because he reads ''teeth'', and tells him what he wants to hear, but then the sub-reaper appears and asks the divinator to read his own teeth; when the divinator says he’ll live longer, the sub-reaper strangles him to death and reminds Pozna that [[YouCannotFightFate his fate is sealed]].



* Pyrokenesis is a major plot point in Creator/ChristopherPike's aply-titled ''Magic Fire.''

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* Pyrokenesis Pyrokinesis is a major plot point in Creator/ChristopherPike's aply-titled ''Magic Fire.''
26th Oct '15 10:10:55 AM Fireblood
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Technically, the -mancy and -kinesis suffixes are both misnomers. "-mantia" stands for divination, making "Necromancy" the mystical practice of communicating with the dead but not necessarily bringing them BackFromTheDead. "-kinesis" is "Movement", and thus might refer to being able to manipulate something but not will it into being. A more appropriate term would be "-urgy", meaning "work" or "shaping", but conjoining it with a term requires the first part to end with a consonant (as in, "Metallurgy"). See [[Analysis/{{Whatevermancy}} the analysis tab]] for further details.

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Technically, the -mancy and -kinesis suffixes are both misnomers. "-mantia" "Mantia" stands for divination, making "Necromancy" the mystical practice of communicating with the dead but not necessarily bringing them BackFromTheDead. "-kinesis" "Kinesis" is "Movement", and thus might refer to being able to manipulate something but not will it into being. A more appropriate term would be "-urgy", meaning "work" or "shaping", but conjoining it with a term requires the first part to end with a consonant (as in, "Metallurgy"). See [[Analysis/{{Whatevermancy}} the analysis tab]] for further details.
25th Sep '15 2:36:13 PM towercurator
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* ''Literature/VoidDomain'': Necromancy is the controlling of the dead and undead. Pyrokinesis is the controlling of fire. Aerotheurgy is the controlling of air. Clairvoyance, Clairsentience, Clairaudience, Clairalience, and Clairgustance are all mentioned as well.
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