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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".
18th Feb '17 10:24:02 AM zarpaulus
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* In ''Webcomic/PublicHumiliation'' the world has a number of fae races that all once had magic, but a few centuries ago universes shifted and magic in that world diminished, leaving only pookas (shapeshifting rabbit-like creatures) and dragons with inherent magic. In addition, DivineLineage grants some measure of power, Lan's necromantic power comes from his grandfather Hades for instance.
23rd Jan '17 12:40:49 PM Morgenthaler
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* The witches of Creator/AndreNorton's ''WitchWorld'' books. Originally all female, and with their magic powers linked to their virginity, that changes when Simon Tregarth is sent to the witch world from our world. He not only has his own powers, but when he marries, his wife doesn't lose her powers and their children are more powerful than either parent.

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* The witches of Creator/AndreNorton's ''WitchWorld'' ''Literature/WitchWorld'' books. Originally all female, and with their magic powers linked to their virginity, that changes when Simon Tregarth is sent to the witch world from our world. He not only has his own powers, but when he marries, his wife doesn't lose her powers and their children are more powerful than either parent.
22nd Jan '17 3:03:44 PM Luppercus
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* Zigzagged in ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' some episodes like The Littlest Witch show that a race of naturally born witches do exists in this universe, but most other characters like Gargamel and his family seem to be normal humans who study magic much like Papa Smurf himself (the only smurf with magic) so magic can be learn by anyone, but natural witches do seem to have some especial abilities like the capacity to fly in broomsticks and they lost their magic for a year if exposed to water.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' witches are an especial case of supernatural creatures, albeit very humanoid and have cat familiars that grant them powers. The familiar only works with supernatural creatures such as witches and ghosts (like Slimmer).
22nd Jan '17 2:54:05 PM Luppercus
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* Witches in ''Series/FreeSpirit'' despite the name are more similar to TheFairFolk as they seem to live in a parallel dimension, have naturally given powers and are immortals.
21st Jan '17 8:15:26 PM JoeMerl
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* In ''{{Film/Halloweentown}},'' people refer to "humans" as if they were a separate race from witches and warlocks, even though they look exactly the same. Also, witches and warlocks can lose their magic, which presumably makes them totally normal humans (it's unclear if they retain the [[WizardsLiveLonger thousand-year lifespan]]).

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* In ''{{Film/Halloweentown}},'' people refer to "humans" as if they were a separate race from witches and warlocks, even though they look exactly the same. Also, witches and warlocks can lose their magic, which presumably makes them totally normal humans (it's unclear if they retain the [[WizardsLiveLonger thousand-year lifespan]]). The main characters are {{Half Human Hybrid}}s, though this doesn't seem to impact their magical abilities (or at least, wouldn't if their mother [[IJustWantToBeNormal had TOLD them they were witches]]).
16th Jan '17 7:35:03 AM Observance
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* Creator/JimButcher's series, ''Literature/CodexAlera'', has humans as its version of this. All humans can use elemental magic, and while other races have some degree of magic among them, humans have the greatest and most common access to it. Interestingly, this works as a disadvantage as much as an advantage, since they tend to have trouble thinking about non-magical methods of accomplishing things (meaning, for example, that there exists no technology, beyond maybe ships which, even then, can be made from wood magic.) Similarly, though to a lesser degree, [[WolfMan the Canim]] have a whole caste who are ''just'' magic users, though seeing as the ritualists are a rather secretive and elitist bunch its unclear whether their powers are hereditary, or just an art they keep to themselves. (We do know it involves {{blood|Magic}}. Fresh blood. And a lot of it...)

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* Creator/JimButcher's series, ''Literature/CodexAlera'', has humans as its version of this. All humans can use elemental magic, and while other races have some degree of magic among them, humans have the greatest and most common access to it. Interestingly, this works as a disadvantage as much as an advantage, since they tend to have trouble thinking about non-magical methods of accomplishing things (meaning, for example, that there exists no technology, beyond maybe ships which, even then, can be made from wood magic.) Similarly, though to a lesser degree, [[WolfMan the Canim]] have a whole caste who are ''just'' magic users, though seeing as the ritualists are a rather secretive and elitist bunch its unclear whether their powers are hereditary, or just an art they keep to themselves. (We do know it involves {{blood|Magic}}. Fresh blood.blood, from sapient beings. And a lot of it...)
29th Nov '16 8:44:05 AM sgamer82
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* In ''Manga/MahouTsukaiNoYome'', The sleigh beggy. It's also heavily implied that, while almost anyone can become an alchemist, only people born into magic can become mages. However, due to persecution after the last war, they are a dying race.

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* In ''Manga/MahouTsukaiNoYome'', The ''Manga/TheAncientMagusBride'', the sleigh beggy. It's also heavily implied that, while almost anyone can become an alchemist, only people born into magic can become mages. However, due to persecution after the last war, they are a dying race.
27th Nov '16 5:32:24 PM fsdfsdfsd
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* Literature/{{Discworld}} takes a strange and sometimes contradictory view on this. It's stated outright that magic has a genetic component: it runs strong in the Weatherwax and Ogg families, for instance. However, anyone is capable of performing certain feats of magic (it's ''getting away with it'' that's the trick. which is why "seeing what's really there" is an important skill for a magic user to have, and one that does seem to be part of what runs in families). It could be that the descent gives the child the right mindset to become a witch or wizard, or increases the magic potential the child has, or causes the all powerful Discworld force of Narrative Convention to have things happen to them that will cause the magic to happen all on its own. Then again, it's more than likely just the fact that it's magic, and that's what magic ''does.''

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* Literature/{{Discworld}} takes a strange and sometimes contradictory view on this. It's stated outright that magic has a genetic component: it runs strong in the Weatherwax and Ogg families, for instance. However, anyone is capable of performing certain feats of magic (it's ''getting away with it'' that's the trick. which Which is why "seeing what's really there" is an important skill for a magic user to have, and one that does seem to be part of what runs in families). It could be that the descent gives the child the right mindset to become a witch or wizard, or increases the magic potential the child has, or causes the all powerful Discworld force of Narrative Convention to have things happen to them that will cause the magic to happen all on its own. Then again, it's more than likely just the fact that it's magic, and that's what magic ''does.''
30th Oct '16 4:44:34 PM NB2000
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* Averted in ''{{Buffy}}''. Anyone can learn witchcraft and how to cast spells. Like any other skill though, some will be better at it than others. In Willow's case, a lot better.

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* Averted in ''{{Buffy}}''.''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. Anyone can learn witchcraft and how to cast spells. Like any other skill though, some will be better at it than others. In Willow's case, a lot better.
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