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25th May '17 9:45:16 AM BeerBaron
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** The [[OurElvesAreBetter Altmer (High Elves)]] are the most magically gifted race in Tamriel. In terms of gameplay, this comes with skill bonuses to the magic schools and a hefty increase in maximum magicka and magicka regeneration, letting them cast spells more powerful spells with more frequency. The drawback is that they are also the most physically frail race, with a high tendency to become {{Squishy Wizard}}s.
** Out of the races of Men, the Bretons are the most magically inclined. They are the result of engineered interbreeding between the ancient Direnni Altmer of High Rock and their Nedic (human) ancestors. Due to the UnevenHybrid nature of inter-species offspring in the ''ES'' universe, it took many generations but the magical qualities of the elves eventually started to show up in what would become the Bretons. This manifests with inherent AntiMagic traits with the drawback of being less physically gifted than [[HumansAreWarriors the other races of Men]]. Still, the Bretons are the race most suited to MagicKnight roles in combat.

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** The [[OurElvesAreBetter Altmer (High Elves)]] are the most magically gifted race in Tamriel. In terms of gameplay, this comes with skill bonuses to the magic schools and a hefty increase in maximum magicka and magicka regeneration, letting them cast spells more powerful spells with more greater frequency. The drawback is that they are also the most physically frail race, with a high tendency to become {{Squishy Wizard}}s.
** Out of the races of Men, the Bretons are the most magically inclined. They are the result of engineered interbreeding between the ancient Direnni Altmer of High Rock and their Nedic (human) ancestors. Due to the UnevenHybrid nature of inter-species offspring in the ''ES'' universe, it took many generations but the magical qualities of the elves eventually started to show up in what would become the Bretons. This manifests with increased magical aptitude and inherent AntiMagic traits defensive traits, with the drawback of being less physically gifted than [[HumansAreWarriors the other races of Men]]. Still, the Bretons are the race most best suited to MagicKnight roles in combat.
18th May '17 11:18:25 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' games, the [[OurElvesAreBetter Altmer]] are the oldest elven race on Tamriel and also the most magically gifted; in gameplay, this comes with skill bonuses to the magic schools and a hefty increase in maximum magicka and magicka regeneration, letting them cast spells more often. Among the human races of Tamriel, the Bretons are the most magically inclined due to being the result of a breeding program between the early elves and the Nedes, they have an inherent AntiMagic and tend to be {{Magic Knight}}s as opposed to the Altmer's {{Squishy Wizard}}.

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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' games, the ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** The
[[OurElvesAreBetter Altmer]] Altmer (High Elves)]] are the oldest elven race on Tamriel and also the most magically gifted; gifted race in Tamriel. In terms of gameplay, this comes with skill bonuses to the magic schools and a hefty increase in maximum magicka and magicka regeneration, letting them cast spells more often. Among powerful spells with more frequency. The drawback is that they are also the human most physically frail race, with a high tendency to become {{Squishy Wizard}}s.
** Out of the
races of Tamriel, Men, the Bretons are the most magically inclined due to being inclined. They are the result of a breeding program engineered interbreeding between the early ancient Direnni Altmer of High Rock and their Nedic (human) ancestors. Due to the UnevenHybrid nature of inter-species offspring in the ''ES'' universe, it took many generations but the magical qualities of the elves and eventually started to show up in what would become the Nedes, they have an Bretons. This manifests with inherent AntiMagic and tend to be {{Magic Knight}}s as opposed to traits with the Altmer's {{Squishy Wizard}}.drawback of being less physically gifted than [[HumansAreWarriors the other races of Men]]. Still, the Bretons are the race most suited to MagicKnight roles in combat.
** Like their Altmer cousins, the ancient Falmer (Snow Elves) were said to have an exceptional natural aptitude for magic.
9th Apr '17 4:30:34 AM ACW
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** Morality varies by individual, and runs the gamut from heroic to [[CompleteMonster unmitigably vile]]. 

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** Morality varies by individual, and runs the gamut from heroic to [[CompleteMonster unmitigably vile]].vile. 
29th Mar '17 9:02:21 PM FarseerLolotea
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** Look more-or-less like attractive humans, but have [[AnimalEyes cat eyes]], [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair jewel-toned hair]] (it used to be [[FantasticCasteSystem rigidly]] [[FantasticRacism segregated]] along [[PeopleOfHairColor primary]] lines, but that's since been relaxed...if mainly out of [[RacialRemnant necessity]]), and [[ExtraDigits six fingers on each hand]]. Loss of a finger will DePower a Kymeran.

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** Look more-or-less like attractive humans, but have [[AnimalEyes cat eyes]], [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair jewel-toned hair]] (it used to be [[FantasticCasteSystem rigidly]] [[FantasticRacism segregated]] along [[PeopleOfHairColor primary]] lines, but that's since been relaxed...if mainly out of [[RacialRemnant necessity]]), and [[ExtraDigits six fingers on each hand]]. [[{{Fingore}} Loss of a finger their sixth fingers]] will DePower a Kymeran.Kymeran[[spoiler:, although it's ''specifically'' those fingers which are essential; the loss of an entire hand or even ''[[AnArmAndALeg arm]]'' can be remedied, with no significant impairment to magical ability, by a {{magitek}} [[ArtificialLimbs prosthesis]]]].
29th Mar '17 7:46:59 PM FarseerLolotea
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** Interfertile with humans[[spoiler: (in fact, hormonal contraceptives [[ButWeUsedACondom lose some degree of reliability]] for [[InterspeciesRomance interspecies couples]] if only formulated for one partner's species)]], although [[spoiler:the [[ExpressDelivery approximately six-month gestation]] can cause complications]]. Any resulting child will probably be a "[[MuggleBornOfMages norlock]]."

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** Interfertile with humans[[spoiler: (in fact, hormonal contraceptives [[ButWeUsedACondom lose some degree of reliability]] for [[InterspeciesRomance interspecies couples]] if only formulated for one partner's species)]], species), although [[spoiler:the their [[ExpressDelivery approximately six-month gestation]] can cause complications]].tends to make for high-risk pregnancies in such cases]]. Any resulting child will probably be a "[[MuggleBornOfMages norlock]]."
29th Mar '17 7:36:35 PM FarseerLolotea
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* Nancy A. Collins's ''Golgotham'' trilogy has both supernaturally-gifted humans [[spoiler:like the latent [[ExtraOreDinary ferromancer]] heroine]] ''and'' a distinct species called [[TheFairFolk Kymerans]].  The latter look more-or-less like attractive humans (and are interfertile with humans[[spoiler:; in fact, hormonal birth control formulated for one species is [[ButWeUsedACondom actually more likely to fail]] for {{interspecies|Romance}} couples余]although [[spoiler:they have an [[ExpressDelivery approximately five-month gestation]] and]] any such child will likely be a [[MuggleBornOfMages norlock]]), but have [[AnimalEyes cat eyes]], [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair jewel-toned hair]], and [[ExtraDigits six fingers on each hand]].  They have no apparent gender imbalance of any sort; while the term "warlock" ''is'' used in reference to their men, "witch" is also used in a gender-neutral fashion; and they span the gamut of morality.  Oh: and they, to a person, have unusual body odor (although not unpleasantly so unless they're [[EvilSmellsBad shady customers]] or at a severe emotional low) and [[BizarreTasteInFood adventurous]] [[ForeignQueasine palates]].

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* Nancy A. Collins's ''Golgotham'' trilogy has both supernaturally-gifted humans [[spoiler:like the latent [[ExtraOreDinary ferromancer]] heroine]] ''and'' a distinct species called [[TheFairFolk Kymerans]].  The latter look Kymerans]], who are the descendants of the last survivors of {{Atlantis}}-by-any-other-name. Their distinguishing traits are as follows:
**Look
more-or-less like attractive humans (and are interfertile with humans[[spoiler:; in fact, hormonal birth control formulated for one species is [[ButWeUsedACondom actually more likely to fail]] for {{interspecies|Romance}} couples余]although [[spoiler:they have an [[ExpressDelivery approximately five-month gestation]] and]] any such child will likely be a [[MuggleBornOfMages norlock]]), humans, but have [[AnimalEyes cat eyes]], [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair jewel-toned hair]], hair]] (it used to be [[FantasticCasteSystem rigidly]] [[FantasticRacism segregated]] along [[PeopleOfHairColor primary]] lines, but that's since been relaxed...if mainly out of [[RacialRemnant necessity]]), and [[ExtraDigits six fingers on each hand]].  They have hand]]. Loss of a finger will DePower a Kymeran.
**There is
no apparent gender imbalance of imbalance, in any sort; while the direction, within their species.  The term "warlock" ''is'' used in reference to their men, but "witch" is also used in as a gender-neutral fashion; term.
** Morality varies by individual,
and they span runs the gamut from heroic to [[CompleteMonster unmitigably vile]]. 
** Interfertile with humans[[spoiler: (in fact, hormonal contraceptives [[ButWeUsedACondom lose some degree
of morality.  reliability]] for [[InterspeciesRomance interspecies couples]] if only formulated for one partner's species)]], although [[spoiler:the [[ExpressDelivery approximately six-month gestation]] can cause complications]]. Any resulting child will probably be a "[[MuggleBornOfMages norlock]]."
**
Oh: and they, to ''to a person, person'', have [[SignatureScent unusual natural body odor odor]] (although not unpleasantly so unless they're the Kymeran is either an [[EvilSmellsBad shady customers]] unpleasant]] ''[[ObviouslyEvil individual]]'' or at a severe emotional low) particularly low point emotionally) and [[BizarreTasteInFood adventurous]] [[ForeignQueasine palates]].
29th Mar '17 5:54:18 PM FarseerLolotea
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* Nancy A. Collins's ''Golgotham'' trilogy has both supernaturally-gifted humans [[spoiler:like the latent [[ExtraOreDinary ferromancer]] heroine]] ''and'' a distinct species called [[TheFairFolk Kymerans]].  The latter look more-or-less like attractive humans (and are interfertile with humans[[spoiler:; in fact, hormonal birth control formulated for one species is [[ButWeUsedACondom actually more likely to fail]] for {{interspecies|Romance}} couples余]although any such child will likely be a [[MuggleBornOfMages norlock]]), but have [[AnimalEyes cat eyes]], [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair jewel-toned hair]], and [[ExtraDigits six fingers on each hand]].  They have no apparent gender imbalance of any sort; while the term "warlock" ''is'' used in reference to their men, "witch" is also used in a gender-neutral fashion; and they span the gamut of morality.  Oh: and they, to a person, have unusual body odor (although not unpleasantly so unless they're [[EvilSmellsBad shady customers]]) and [[BizarreTasteInFood adventurous]] [[ForeignQueasine palates]].

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* Nancy A. Collins's ''Golgotham'' trilogy has both supernaturally-gifted humans [[spoiler:like the latent [[ExtraOreDinary ferromancer]] heroine]] ''and'' a distinct species called [[TheFairFolk Kymerans]].  The latter look more-or-less like attractive humans (and are interfertile with humans[[spoiler:; in fact, hormonal birth control formulated for one species is [[ButWeUsedACondom actually more likely to fail]] for {{interspecies|Romance}} couples余]although [[spoiler:they have an [[ExpressDelivery approximately five-month gestation]] and]] any such child will likely be a [[MuggleBornOfMages norlock]]), but have [[AnimalEyes cat eyes]], [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair jewel-toned hair]], and [[ExtraDigits six fingers on each hand]].  They have no apparent gender imbalance of any sort; while the term "warlock" ''is'' used in reference to their men, "witch" is also used in a gender-neutral fashion; and they span the gamut of morality.  Oh: and they, to a person, have unusual body odor (although not unpleasantly so unless they're [[EvilSmellsBad shady customers]]) customers]] or at a severe emotional low) and [[BizarreTasteInFood adventurous]] [[ForeignQueasine palates]].
29th Mar '17 4:29:25 PM FarseerLolotea
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** The SequelSeries ''Blood of the Southlands'' introduces a second With Species, the Mettai. An offshoot of the Eandi, the Mettai practice BloodMagic which is activated by shedding one's own blood, mixing it with soil, and then speaking a short incantation to produce the desired effect. Mettai magic is generally less powerful and less efficient than Qirsi magic, owing to these constraints, but is also more versatile- rather than being limited to specialized powers, a Mettai can produce almost any effect, so long as they have access to blood and earth and can come up with an incantation that describes what they want to happen (which for more elaborate effects is a ''lot'' harder than it sounds). Mettai have no equivalent of Weavers- but they can also do things Qirsi can't, like summon animals from the earth, so it all evens out.

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** The SequelSeries ''Blood of the Southlands'' introduces a second With Witch Species, the Mettai. An offshoot of the Eandi, the Mettai practice BloodMagic which is activated by shedding one's own blood, mixing it with soil, and then speaking a short incantation to produce the desired effect. Mettai magic is generally less powerful and less efficient than Qirsi magic, owing to these constraints, but is also more versatile- rather than being limited to specialized powers, a Mettai can produce almost any effect, so long as they have access to blood and earth and can come up with an incantation that describes what they want to happen (which for more elaborate effects is a ''lot'' harder than it sounds). Mettai have no equivalent of Weavers- but they can also do things Qirsi can't, like summon animals from the earth, so it all evens out.


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* Nancy A. Collins's ''Golgotham'' trilogy has both supernaturally-gifted humans [[spoiler:like the latent [[ExtraOreDinary ferromancer]] heroine]] ''and'' a distinct species called [[TheFairFolk Kymerans]].  The latter look more-or-less like attractive humans (and are interfertile with humans[[spoiler:; in fact, hormonal birth control formulated for one species is [[ButWeUsedACondom actually more likely to fail]] for {{interspecies|Romance}} couples余]although any such child will likely be a [[MuggleBornOfMages norlock]]), but have [[AnimalEyes cat eyes]], [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair jewel-toned hair]], and [[ExtraDigits six fingers on each hand]].  They have no apparent gender imbalance of any sort; while the term "warlock" ''is'' used in reference to their men, "witch" is also used in a gender-neutral fashion; and they span the gamut of morality.  Oh: and they, to a person, have unusual body odor (although not unpleasantly so unless they're [[EvilSmellsBad shady customers]]) and [[BizarreTasteInFood adventurous]] [[ForeignQueasine palates]].
4th Mar '17 7:43:35 PM braigwen_the_scholar
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* ''WesterbAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' has the stereotyed "witchy" race of the Nightsisters on StarWarsDathomir, who appear to be naturally force-sensitive.
26th Feb '17 11:03:26 AM Luppercus
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* A race of witches with their own land appears in the 2000s rebooted season of ''WesternAnimation/{{Babar}}'', in episode "Land of Witches".
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