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21st Jul '16 8:54:03 PM PaulA
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%%* PiersAnthony uses this in his Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality series opener ''ToRideAPaleHorse''.

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%%* PiersAnthony Creator/PiersAnthony uses this in his Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality series opener ''ToRideAPaleHorse''.''Literature/ToRideAPaleHorse''.
26th Jun '16 6:31:31 AM Morgenthaler
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%%* PiersAnthony uses this in his IncarnationsOfImmortality series opener ''ToRideAPaleHorse''.

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%%* PiersAnthony uses this in his IncarnationsOfImmortality Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality series opener ''ToRideAPaleHorse''.
17th Jun '16 5:30:12 PM Luppercus
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* The distinction between the [[BlackMagic Left-Hand Path]] and the '''Right-Hand Path''' in occult traditions was historically mostly this, healing magic. This is not to say that Left-Hand specialists [[BadPowersBadPeople are evil]] and judging by people like [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madame_Blavatsky Madame Blavatsky]] Right-Hand specialists [[GoodPowersBadPeople are not always good]]. Others think these distinctions are bullshit anyways.

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* The distinction between the [[BlackMagic Left-Hand Path]] and the '''Right-Hand Path''' in occult traditions was historically mostly this, healing magic. This is not to say that Left-Hand specialists [[BadPowersBadPeople are evil]] and judging by people like [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madame_Blavatsky Madame Blavatsky]] Right-Hand specialists [[GoodPowersBadPeople are not always good]]. Others think these distinctions are bullshit anyways.
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).
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