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13th Apr '17 8:28:58 PM godzillavkk
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Sometimes despite being well-intentioned, GoodIsImpotent, and White Magic falls under WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway. Other times, GodIsGood and White Magic falls under HeartIsAnAwesomePower. Also, though White Magic is good in nature, often it should be used with caution, because if use improperly, [[HolyIsNotSafe it can be quite dangerous]].

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Sometimes despite being well-intentioned, GoodIsImpotent, and White Magic falls under WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway. Other times, GodIsGood and White Magic falls under HeartIsAnAwesomePower. Also, though White Magic is good in nature, often it should be used with caution, because if use used improperly, [[HolyIsNotSafe it can be quite dangerous]].
13th Apr '17 8:28:18 PM godzillavkk
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Sometimes despite being well-intentioned, GoodIsImpotent, and White Magic falls under WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway. Other times, GodIsGood and White Magic falls under HeartIsAnAwesomePower.

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Sometimes despite being well-intentioned, GoodIsImpotent, and White Magic falls under WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway. Other times, GodIsGood and White Magic falls under HeartIsAnAwesomePower. \n Also, though White Magic is good in nature, often it should be used with caution, because if use improperly, [[HolyIsNotSafe it can be quite dangerous]].
2nd Apr '17 12:16:52 PM DustSnitch
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2nd Apr '17 12:16:51 PM DustSnitch
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** Jesus also promises that his followers will wield great powers than he does, and declares "Do ye not know that ye are gods?" - pretty awesome statement from the founder of a monotheistic religion. [[note]]{{Jesus}} was speaking using Old Testament definitions and that the in greek translation of the old testament word, calling someone a god is the equivalent to calling them 'a glorious' person.[[/note]]

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** Jesus also promises that his followers will wield great powers than he does, and declares "Do ye not know that ye are gods?" - pretty awesome statement from the founder of a monotheistic religion. [[note]]{{Jesus}} [[note]]UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} was speaking using Old Testament definitions and that the in greek translation of the old testament word, calling someone a god is the equivalent to calling them 'a glorious' person.[[/note]]
25th Feb '17 12:01:04 PM DarkHunter
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* Played with in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'': Kotomine Kirei is a priest who is extremely adept with healing magic, that being one of the only magic disciplines he has been able to master. He's also a sadistic sociopath who delights in others' pain and tries to bring about TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. Despite his goals and personality, however, there is nothing evil whatsoever about his powers on their own.
12th Feb '17 12:26:03 PM ILikeRobots
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** In both ''Gaiden'' and ''Videogame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones,'' Light magic is extra effective against the monsters of the world map (many of whom are [[GoodHurtsEvil demons]] or undead creatures), dealing more damage than any other weapon type against them.
12th Feb '17 12:23:37 PM ILikeRobots
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** Both [[LightEmUp Light magic]] and healing magic are explicitly said to be based on faith, and practitioners, including clerics and bishops, [[ReligionIsMagic worship good- or light-aligned gods or goddesses]]. Some healing staves do not just restore lost {{Hit Points}}, but also [[StatusBuff temporarily boost a unit's physical defense or magic resistance]], teleport them out of a dangerous position, among other effects.

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** Both [[LightEmUp Light magic]] and healing magic are explicitly said to be based on faith, and practitioners, including clerics and bishops, [[ReligionIsMagic worship good- or light-aligned gods or goddesses]]. Some healing staves do not just restore lost {{Hit Points}}, but also [[StatusBuff temporarily boost a unit's physical defense or magic resistance]], resistance]] or teleport them out of a dangerous position, among other effects.
12th Feb '17 12:22:40 PM ILikeRobots
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* ''Videogame/FireEmblem:''
** Both [[LightEmUp Light magic]] and healing magic are explicitly said to be based on faith, and practitioners, including clerics and bishops, [[ReligionIsMagic worship good- or light-aligned gods or goddesses]]. Some healing staves do not just restore lost {{Hit Points}}, but also [[StatusBuff temporarily boost a unit's physical defense or magic resistance]], teleport them out of a dangerous position, among other effects.
** ''Videogame/FireEmblemGaiden'' has a series of magic explicitly called White Magic, originating from worship of the good-aligned goddess Mila, and unlike the light magic or healing magic of other games in the series, White Magic is CastFromHitPoints, though it does many of the same things that other divine magic in the series does.
1st Feb '17 12:25:45 AM Theriocephalus
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* Sisters of Battle faith powers in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' are a borderline example. While they fit the first two criteria perfectly, and the third from the perspective of the Sisters, the Sisters are fanatical KnightTemplar soldiers of the ChurchMilitant, who ''really'' like burning people at the stake.
* White Cards, from ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering''. As noted in the trope description, of course, sometimes LightIsNotGood.

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* Sisters of Battle faith powers in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' are a borderline example. While they fit the first two criteria perfectly, and the third from the perspective of the Sisters, the Sisters are fanatical KnightTemplar soldiers of the ChurchMilitant, who ''really'' like burning people at the stake.
* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'': White Cards, from ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering''. As noted magic is one of the five fundamental types of magic, and heavily associated with civilization, tradition, law, religion and {{light|EmUp}}. A lot of White cards are geared towards healing and protecting players and other creatures without the various side effects other colors get for this, in addition to outright cost-free life gain and tending to non-fatally disable passive opponents rather than kill them outright. That being said, the game’s fluff is quite explicit about none of the colors being outright good or evil, and White remains the magic of order, straightforwardness and stability, not benevolence. It can be quite merciless at wiping out attacking enemies, and has a number of cards that outright kill everything on the battlefield, getting around the no killing ban by enforcing order through emptiness. Finally, while it is the color of peace, faith and just laws, it is also the color of tyranny, blind zealotry and parochialism -- in the trope description, of course, sometimes LightIsNotGood.end, White wants order, and doesn’t much care how that order comes about.
10th Dec '16 6:49:55 PM nombretomado
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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's "Literature/ThePhoenixOnTheSword", Epemitreus marks ConanTheBarbarian's sword to let it slay demons. Possibly the only benevolent use of magic in Howard's entire Conan saga.

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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's Literature/ConanTheBarbarian:
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"Literature/ThePhoenixOnTheSword", Epemitreus marks ConanTheBarbarian's Conan's sword to let it slay demons. Possibly the only benevolent use of magic in Howard's entire Conan saga.
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