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20th Apr '16 9:54:11 PM BlackSunNocturne
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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'', hags are their own unique kind of species. They crossbreed with humanoid males to father changelings, who look like {{Cute Witch}}es with long, slender frames, dark hair, {{mismatched eyes}} and abnormally pale skin, and then use a ritual to transform changelings into ugly, mystically powerful crones like themselves when they come of age -- hags always being {{Evil Witch}}es is enforced by the facts that only evil changelings willingly accept the transformation ritual, and those forced to transform are driven mad by the torturous nature of the transformation.

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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'', hags are their own unique kind of species. They crossbreed with humanoid males to father changelings, who look like {{Cute Witch}}es with long, slender frames, dark hair, {{mismatched eyes}} and abnormally pale skin, and then use a ritual to transform changelings into ugly, mystically powerful crones like themselves when they come of age -- hags always being {{Evil Witch}}es is enforced by the facts that only evil changelings willingly accept the transformation ritual, and those forced to transform are driven mad by the torturous nature of the transformation. Additionally, changelings can take an alternate racial trait that makes them better witches (a +2 bonus to Intelligence and Charisma instead of a +2 bonus to Wisdom and Charisma).



** In the same game, the "Dreamwalker" archetype for the Witch class takes its inspiration from hags in general and night hags (based on the "night mara" and similar nightmare-inducing she-demons), as well as being specifically associated with changelings (which, in Pathfinder, are the infantile form of hags).

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** In the same game, the "Dreamwalker" archetype for the Witch class takes its inspiration from hags in general and night hags (based on the "night mara" and similar nightmare-inducing she-demons), as well as being specifically associated with a specific archetype of the witch class for changelings (which, in Pathfinder, are the infantile form of hags).
20th Apr '16 9:22:04 PM BlackSunNocturne
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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'', hags are their own unique kind of species. They crossbreed with humanoid males to father changelings, who look like {{Cute Witch}}es, and then use a ritual to transform changelings into ugly, mystically powerful crones like themselves when they come of age -- hags always being {{Evil Witch}}es is enforced by the facts that only evil changelings willingly accept the transformation ritual, and those forced to transform are driven mad by the torturous nature of the transformation.

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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'', hags are their own unique kind of species. They crossbreed with humanoid males to father changelings, who look like {{Cute Witch}}es, Witch}}es with long, slender frames, dark hair, {{mismatched eyes}} and abnormally pale skin, and then use a ritual to transform changelings into ugly, mystically powerful crones like themselves when they come of age -- hags always being {{Evil Witch}}es is enforced by the facts that only evil changelings willingly accept the transformation ritual, and those forced to transform are driven mad by the torturous nature of the transformation.



** Additionally in Pathfinder, there's the Changelings: the offspring of hags and whomever they trick into mating with them. They are always born female, with long, slender frames, dark hair, {{mismatched eyes}} and abnormally pale skin. Essentially the "larval" version of hags. Though some resist the call, most end up succumbing to the lure of power and transform into hags like their mothers.
20th Apr '16 9:19:24 PM BlackSunNocturne
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* The titular dragons are this, to the point of actually gaining automatic levels in player-equivalent caster classes as they age and mature, in addition to being able to take levels in character classes the normal way.

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* ** The titular dragons are this, to the point of actually gaining automatic levels in player-equivalent caster classes as they age and mature, in addition to being able to take levels in character classes the normal way.



** The Kalashtar of the TabletopGame/{{Eberron}} setting can also be considered an example of this trope, although their powers are psionic rather than magical. Their links to extraplanar entities are what makes them other than human, and such connections, while not genetic, are passed down from father to son or from mother to daughter.



*** In ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'', hags are their own unique kind of species. They crossbreed with humanoid males to father changelings, who look like {{Cute Witch}}es, and then use a ritual to transform changelings into ugly, mystically powerful crones like themselves when they come of age -- hags always being {{Evil Witch}}es is enforced by the facts that only evil changelings willingly accept the transformation ritual, and those forced to transform are driven mad by the torturous nature of the transformation.

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*** * In ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'', hags are their own unique kind of species. They crossbreed with humanoid males to father changelings, who look like {{Cute Witch}}es, and then use a ritual to transform changelings into ugly, mystically powerful crones like themselves when they come of age -- hags always being {{Evil Witch}}es is enforced by the facts that only evil changelings willingly accept the transformation ritual, and those forced to transform are driven mad by the torturous nature of the transformation.



** The Kalashtar of the TabletopGame/{{Eberron}} setting can also be considered an example of this trope, although their powers are psionic rather than magical. Their links to extraplanar entities are what makes them other than human, and such connections, while not genetic, are passed down from father to son or from mother to daughter.



*** In the same game, the "Dreamwalker" archetype for the Witch class takes its inspiration from hags in general and night hags (based on the "night mara" and similar nightmare-inducing she-demons), as well as being specifically associated with changelings (which, in Pathfinder, are the infantile form of hags).
*** Pathfinder's Arcanist class is described as someone with sorcerous talent who learns to wield it using wizardly methods instead of the Sorcerer's individualistic force-of-personality method. By default they don't get to choose a bloodline, though they can optionally pick up a lessened variant, and one of their available archetypes[[note]]archetypes in Pathfinder is a set of modifications to a class and its features[[/note]] exchanges some of the Arcanist's tricks for them having a full Sorcerer bloodline

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*** ** In the same game, the "Dreamwalker" archetype for the Witch class takes its inspiration from hags in general and night hags (based on the "night mara" and similar nightmare-inducing she-demons), as well as being specifically associated with changelings (which, in Pathfinder, are the infantile form of hags).
*** ** Pathfinder's Arcanist class is described as someone with sorcerous talent who learns to wield it using wizardly methods instead of the Sorcerer's individualistic force-of-personality method. By default they don't get to choose a bloodline, though they can optionally pick up a lessened variant, and one of their available archetypes[[note]]archetypes in Pathfinder is a set of modifications to a class and its features[[/note]] exchanges some of the Arcanist's tricks for them having a full Sorcerer bloodline bloodline
** Additionally in Pathfinder, there's the Changelings: the offspring of hags and whomever they trick into mating with them. They are always born female, with long, slender frames, dark hair, {{mismatched eyes}} and abnormally pale skin. Essentially the "larval" version of hags. Though some resist the call, most end up succumbing to the lure of power and transform into hags like their mothers.
18th Mar '16 12:44:07 PM Henker
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* The titular ''Wytches'' are closer to [[EldrichAbomination Eldrich Abominations]] - horrific monsters who live underground and bestow gifts on human followers in exchange for [[HumanSacrifice "Pledges"]].

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* The titular ''Wytches'' are closer to [[EldrichAbomination Eldrich [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]] - horrific monsters who live underground and bestow gifts on human followers in exchange for [[HumanSacrifice "Pledges"]].
18th Mar '16 12:42:42 PM Henker
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* The titular ''Wytches'' are closer to [[EldrichAbomination Eldrich Abominations]] - horrific monsters who live underground and bestow gifts on human followers in exchange for [[HumanSacrifice "Pledges"]].
9th Mar '16 2:52:52 AM WhatRayDid
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* The titular dragons are this, to the point of actually gaining automatic levels in player-equivalent caster classes as they age and mature, in addition to being able to take levels in character classes the normal way.
25th Feb '16 11:03:08 AM MsChibi
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* In ''Manga/AkazukinChaCha'', a young girl is going to a WizardingSchool. The ''school bus'' is an enlarged FlyingBroomstick.
25th Feb '16 11:00:42 AM MsChibi
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A Witch Species is also mentioned in very early Christian writings describing a belief that witches were tiny creatures that cause sickness in plants, animals and people. In other words, germs. But these writings also dismissed this idea as a superstitious delusion.

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A Witch Species is also mentioned in very early Christian writings describing a belief that witches were tiny creatures that cause sickness in plants, animals and people. In other words, germs.[[ScienceMarchesOn germs]]. But these writings also dismissed this idea as a superstitious delusion.
31st Jan '16 5:53:29 AM washington213
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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.
21st Jan '16 7:14:52 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Witches in ''Literature/TheHollows'' novels are an entire race capable of using enzymes in their blood to activate magical potions and charms. Other forms of magic can be used by other races as well. They're not capable of interbreeding with humans, despite looking just like them, although many female witches marry male humans and then get pregnant extramaritally.

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* Witches in ''Literature/TheHollows'' novels are an entire race capable of using enzymes in their blood (kind of like [[Franchise/StarWars midichlorians]]) to activate magical potions and charms. Other forms of magic can be used by other races as well. They're not capable of interbreeding with humans, despite looking just like them, although many female witches marry male humans and then get pregnant extramaritally.
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