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9th Dec '15 6:34:13 PM Steven
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* The White Mages and Paladins of ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' are the TropeCodifier. The mechanics are as written but there's only anything approaching moral associations with the magic in IV (maybe IX, but that's because black mages are a separate race), and even then no one was terribly worried about the BlackMagic users. What's more is that villains are able to use White Magic too, as heroes can use Black Magic. Though there has yet to be a villainous WhiteMage character for obvious reasons ([[VideoGame/BravelyDefault in the main series, at least).

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* The White Mages and Paladins of ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' are the TropeCodifier. The mechanics are as written but there's only anything approaching moral associations with the magic in IV (maybe IX, but that's because black mages are a separate race), and even then no one was terribly worried about the BlackMagic users. What's more is that villains are able to use White Magic too, as heroes can use Black Magic. Though there has yet to be a villainous WhiteMage character for obvious reasons ([[VideoGame/BravelyDefault in the main series, at least).least)]].
25th Oct '15 5:49:58 PM nombretomado
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* In L. Jagi Lamplighter's ''[[ProsperosDaughter Prospero Lost]]'', Theo argues that there is no such thing as White Magic, that even though he used his powers to blast demons and practioners of very BlackMagic, he must give it up to avoid damnation.

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* In L. Jagi Lamplighter's ''[[ProsperosDaughter ''[[Literature/ProsperosDaughter Prospero Lost]]'', Theo argues that there is no such thing as White Magic, that even though he used his powers to blast demons and practioners of very BlackMagic, he must give it up to avoid damnation.
20th Oct '15 6:18:27 PM Fireblood
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': The Jedi qualify because the Force can be used to heal. In fact, it can even be used to bring back the Dead! At least, that's what Palpatine told Anakin. Then he used one couldn't learn this ability ''as a Jedi'' imply it is Dark Arts instead of white magic.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': The Jedi qualify because the Force can be used to heal. In fact, it can even be used to bring back the Dead! At least, that's what Palpatine told Anakin. Then That he used one couldn't learn this ability ''as a Jedi'' imply implies it is Dark Arts instead of white magic.magic though.
10th Aug '15 2:07:35 PM Willbyr
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* ''StarWars'': The Jedi qualify because the Force can be used to heal. In fact, it can even be used to bring back the Dead! At least, that's what Palpatine told Anakain. Then he used one couldn't learn this ability ''as a Jedi'' imply it is Dark Arts instead of white magic.

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* ''StarWars'': ''Franchise/StarWars'': The Jedi qualify because the Force can be used to heal. In fact, it can even be used to bring back the Dead! At least, that's what Palpatine told Anakain.Anakin. Then he used one couldn't learn this ability ''as a Jedi'' imply it is Dark Arts instead of white magic.
10th Aug '15 2:07:20 PM Willbyr
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* In ''TheSlayers'' there is White Magic and Holy Magic. White Magic is a pale imitation of Holy Magic, the "real" example of this trope, and was developed by humans after most Holy Magic spells were lost to them. Only dragons are known to use Holy Magic, but most spells we see in the anime (Flame Breath, Chaotic Disintegrate, even Ray Freeze) are offensive in nature. The show uses the "somewhat depressing" version of the trope, in that the god race and their servants, including the dragons, tend to behave in a less-than-saintly way and don't seem to bother teaching Holy Magic to humans.

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* In ''TheSlayers'' ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'' there is White Magic and Holy Magic. White Magic is a pale imitation of Holy Magic, the "real" example of this trope, and was developed by humans after most Holy Magic spells were lost to them. Only dragons are known to use Holy Magic, but most spells we see in the anime (Flame Breath, Chaotic Disintegrate, even Ray Freeze) are offensive in nature. The show uses the "somewhat depressing" version of the trope, in that the god race and their servants, including the dragons, tend to behave in a less-than-saintly way and don't seem to bother teaching Holy Magic to humans.



* In ''SorcererStabberOrphen'', white magic is made of spells that allow the caster to enter the spirit world and control it. It has effects like healing and [[spoiler: letting the caster pulls a FreakyFridayFlip with their target.]] [[spoiler: This is how Azalie managed to take over Childman's body, leaving him trapped in the body of the dragon Bloody August.]]

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* In ''SorcererStabberOrphen'', ''LightNovel/SorcererStabberOrphen'', white magic is made of spells that allow the caster to enter the spirit world and control it. It has effects like healing and [[spoiler: letting the caster pulls a FreakyFridayFlip with their target.]] [[spoiler: This is how Azalie managed to take over Childman's body, leaving him trapped in the body of the dragon Bloody August.]]
7th Jul '15 7:03:13 AM Gowan
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* In ''Literature/ProphecyOfTheSisters'' it is revealed that [[spoiler: Lia's mother]] worked white magic. In an usual twist, this white magic, which was only for protection, was not allowed - higher powers decided that this kind of magic is not for our world, perhaps in an attempt to also keep dark magic at bay.
7th Jun '15 6:46:34 AM Bluefoot
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* The White Mages and Paladins of ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' are the TropeCodifier. The mechanics are as written but there's only anything approaching moral associations with the magic in IV (maybe IX, but that's because black mages are a separate race), and even then no one was terribly worried about the BlackMagic users. What's more is that villains are able to use White Magic too, as heroes can use Black Magic. Though there has yet to be a villainous WhiteMage character for obvious reasons.

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* The White Mages and Paladins of ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' are the TropeCodifier. The mechanics are as written but there's only anything approaching moral associations with the magic in IV (maybe IX, but that's because black mages are a separate race), and even then no one was terribly worried about the BlackMagic users. What's more is that villains are able to use White Magic too, as heroes can use Black Magic. Though there has yet to be a villainous WhiteMage character for obvious reasons.reasons ([[VideoGame/BravelyDefault in the main series, at least).
1st Jun '15 12:53:08 PM Prfnoff
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* White Cards, from ''MagicTheGathering''. As noted in the trope description, of course, sometimes LightIsNotGood.
* Shallyan priestess in WarhammerFantasyRoleplay does only have spell that do benevolent things like cure wounds, disease, poisoning and insanities, except one that do damage against followers of the disease god Nurgle.

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* White Cards, from ''MagicTheGathering''.''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering''. As noted in the trope description, of course, sometimes LightIsNotGood.
* Shallyan priestess in WarhammerFantasyRoleplay ''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasyRoleplay'' does only have spell that do benevolent things like cure wounds, disease, poisoning and insanities, except one that do damage against followers of the disease god Nurgle.



* The Paladin Class of ''WorldOfWarcraft'' draw their powers from "the Light." While this is no guarantee of the goodness of the ''player'' behind the character, as a whole paladins are supposed to be upstanding individuals, and their powers are definitely geared towards helping others. Lore-wise, blood elf paladins used to have the unusual attribute of using the Light by force, which wasn't so nice of them, but that's changed with the passing of the story. The Priest Class is a more mixed bag - depending on [[FiveRaces Race]] they are either Priests of the Light (human, dwarf, draenei, blood elf), the Moon (night elf), a group of tribal gods (troll), or the shadow (Forsaken). All are benevolent towards at least their own Faction, though, so that's something, but any of them can [[AvertedTrope Avert]] this Trope by choosing the "Shadow Priest" talent-build.

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* The Paladin Class of ''WorldOfWarcraft'' ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' draw their powers from "the Light." While this is no guarantee of the goodness of the ''player'' behind the character, as a whole paladins are supposed to be upstanding individuals, and their powers are definitely geared towards helping others. Lore-wise, blood elf paladins used to have the unusual attribute of using the Light by force, which wasn't so nice of them, but that's changed with the passing of the story. The Priest Class is a more mixed bag - depending on [[FiveRaces Race]] they are either Priests of the Light (human, dwarf, draenei, blood elf), the Moon (night elf), a group of tribal gods (troll), or the shadow (Forsaken). All are benevolent towards at least their own Faction, though, so that's something, but any of them can [[AvertedTrope Avert]] this Trope by choosing the "Shadow Priest" talent-build.



* In ''RagnarokOnline'' there is the Priest class, who uses White Magic. His spell are mostly beneficial in nature, sometimes hindering the opponent or placing the gods judgment on him, but NOT dealing damage to something that's not an undead or demon (those better beware!) except the spell Holy Light that might be considered a lovetap comparing to other classes power (But considering that he can make himself almost invulnerable this may result in DeathOfAThousandCuts. And as the name suggests he uses the power of God. And there's the Soul Linker who's powers come the spirits also having mostly supporting or defensive abilities. He has also offensive spells but those only work on monsters not on players.
* VideoGame/ShadowEra has the Priest Heroes, who use white magic to heal and protect their active allies.
* Light Magic in (old verse) MightAndMagic has a bit more offensive uses that ''aren't'' limited to undead than the norm (though the basic Light spell does double damage to undead), but less so than the other schools of magic. Costwise, it also fits: where Dark Magic has a spell to sacrifice a hireling for health, Light Magic has an extremely powerful healing spell that ages the caster ten years whenever it is cast. In terms of morality, however, a point is made that while Light Magic is mostly used by and associated with good people, it has no inherent morality, and the most important factor is how you use it (TheCorruption is ''not'' a factor when it comes to Dark Magic in that verse).

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* In ''RagnarokOnline'' ''VideoGame/RagnarokOnline'' there is the Priest class, who uses White Magic. His spell are mostly beneficial in nature, sometimes hindering the opponent or placing the gods judgment on him, but NOT dealing damage to something that's not an undead or demon (those better beware!) except the spell Holy Light that might be considered a lovetap comparing to other classes power (But considering that he can make himself almost invulnerable this may result in DeathOfAThousandCuts. And as the name suggests he uses the power of God. And there's the Soul Linker who's powers come the spirits also having mostly supporting or defensive abilities. He has also offensive spells but those only work on monsters not on players.
* VideoGame/ShadowEra ''VideoGame/ShadowEra'' has the Priest Heroes, who use white magic to heal and protect their active allies.
* Light Magic in (old verse) MightAndMagic ''VideoGame/MightAndMagic'' has a bit more offensive uses that ''aren't'' limited to undead than the norm (though the basic Light spell does double damage to undead), but less so than the other schools of magic. Costwise, it also fits: where Dark Magic has a spell to sacrifice a hireling for health, Light Magic has an extremely powerful healing spell that ages the caster ten years whenever it is cast. In terms of morality, however, a point is made that while Light Magic is mostly used by and associated with good people, it has no inherent morality, and the most important factor is how you use it (TheCorruption is ''not'' a factor when it comes to Dark Magic in that verse).



* {{Exiern}}: [[http://www.exiern.com/?p=10 It can't hurt, unless it's really powerful]]
* In '''Webcomic/BasicInstructionsBeforeLeavingEarth'', some angels such as [[TheMedic healers]] can use white magic using energies channeled to them through their [[HolyHalo halos]]. Any other magic causes TheCorruption, unless it's an [[CelestialParagonsAndArchangels archangel]] or [[HumansAreSpecial human]] angel casting it.
* In ''DragonMango'', [[http://dragon-mango.com/comic/chapter03/dm03-02.htm Mango must have been healed with holy magic while she lay unconscious.]]

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* {{Exiern}}: ''Webcomic/{{Exiern}}'': [[http://www.exiern.com/?p=10 It can't hurt, unless it's really powerful]]
* In '''Webcomic/BasicInstructionsBeforeLeavingEarth'', ''Webcomic/BasicInstructionsBeforeLeavingEarth'', some angels such as [[TheMedic healers]] can use white magic using energies channeled to them through their [[HolyHalo halos]]. Any other magic causes TheCorruption, unless it's an [[CelestialParagonsAndArchangels archangel]] or [[HumansAreSpecial human]] angel casting it.
* In ''DragonMango'', ''Webcomic/DragonMango'', [[http://dragon-mango.com/comic/chapter03/dm03-02.htm Mango must have been healed with holy magic while she lay unconscious.]]
22nd Apr '15 5:14:17 PM nombretomado
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* In ''AxisPowersHetalia'', Russia used once the orthodox church to curse his enemies. Not only it is the contrast to England's BlackMagic, but also LightIsNotGood used for comedy.

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* In ''AxisPowersHetalia'', ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'', Russia used once the orthodox church to curse his enemies. Not only it is the contrast to England's BlackMagic, but also LightIsNotGood used for comedy.
21st Apr '15 12:24:10 AM rodneyAnonymous
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