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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.
14th Dec '15 12:41:58 PM Koveras
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* If you want to be a mage in ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'', you will first need to be born with a Linker Core organ, the source of a mage's magical power. Having mage parents greatly increases your chances, but there have been known cases of powerful mages being born from non-mages. The titular character herself is one of said powerful mages with non-mage parents. Though, this may or may not count considering that her father is a [[TriangleHeart3SweetSongsForever former assassin/bodyguard]], while her mother was a baker. Despite her brother and sister being [[KiAttacks chi-users]], she was left out of most of the family business except for baking. It probably wasn't due to her age, because there were martial artists studying in the family school who weren't much older.
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* If you want to be a mage in ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'', you will first need to be born with a Linker Core organ, the source of a mage's magical power. Having mage parents greatly increases your chances, but there have been known cases of powerful mages being born from non-mages. The titular character herself is one of said powerful mages with non-mage parents. Though, this may or may not count considering that her father is a [[TriangleHeart3SweetSongsForever [[VisualNovel/TriangleHeart3SweetSongsForever former assassin/bodyguard]], while her mother was a baker. Despite her brother and sister being [[KiAttacks chi-users]], she was left out of most of the family business except for baking. It probably wasn't due to her age, because there were martial artists studying in the family school who weren't much older.
11th Dec '15 6:02:32 AM G02
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* [[ProudScholarRace Blood Elves]] would probably qualify in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft.'' They lived so long in close proximity to the Sunwell that it infused all of them with a certain level of magical ability (they can all do Arcane Torrent, even the rogues) and skill over manipulating magic (the enchanting ability.) Lore-wise, they are very heavily into arcane magic and are supposed to mostly be caster types, although you wouldn't know it by [[HeroicBuild looking at the men]].
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* [[ProudScholarRace Blood Elves]] would probably qualify in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft.'' They lived so long in close proximity to the Sunwell that it infused all of them with a certain level of magical ability (they can all do Arcane Torrent, even the rogues) and skill over manipulating magic (the enchanting ability.) Lore-wise, they are very heavily into arcane magic and are supposed to mostly be caster types, although you wouldn't know it by [[HeroicBuild looking at the men]]. This eventually backfired on them, as they need some arcane energy or they'll go insane. When the original source of their magic was destroyed many of them turned to demonic magic for a quick fix. Eventually their power was restored and they started using [[CrystalDragonJesus the Light]] as well to prevent corruption.
7th Dec '15 7:12:37 PM Xelloss08
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* In ''Literature/TheNekropolisArchives'', witches and warlocks are members of a race called the Arcane. They look human, and are capable of interbreeding with humans, but are actually a species of Darkfolk.
10th Nov '15 3:01:04 PM Theriocephalus
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** The [[WordOfGod official word]] on unicorns is that, other than telekinesis, they typically only learn magic related to whatever their "special talent" is. For example, one of Rarity's magical talents is finding gems, which she can use to embellish the clothes she makes; Shining Armor is a whiz at protective magic that he would need for his job as head of the royal guards; etc. Twilight Sparkle can learn and perform any spell because her special talent is "magic itself", making her the ''third'' most powerful pony in existence after the sun and moon controlling [[GodEmperor God Princesses]]. This is made clear onscreen in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E6BoastBusters "Boast Busters"]], where we meet the only other unicorn like Twilight, "the great and powerful Trixie" (who, as a stage magician, is not actually as powerful as her theatrics make her look).
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** The [[WordOfGod official word]] on unicorns is that, other than telekinesis, they typically only learn magic related to whatever their "special talent" is. For example, one of Rarity's magical talents is finding gems, which she can use to embellish the clothes she makes; Shining Armor is a whiz at the protective magic that he would need for his job as head of the royal guards; etc. Twilight Sparkle can learn and perform any spell because her special talent is "magic itself", ''magic itself'', making her the ''third'' most powerful pony in existence after the sun sun- and moon controlling moon-controlling [[GodEmperor God Princesses]]. This is made clear onscreen in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E6BoastBusters "Boast Busters"]], where we meet the only other unicorn like Twilight, "the great and powerful Trixie" (who, as a stage magician, is not actually as powerful as her theatrics make her look).
10th Nov '15 2:58:58 PM Theriocephalus
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** On the other hand, though, Creator/LaurenFaust [[WordOfSaintPaul confirmed]] that pegasi and earth ponies have magic in them too (the formers can walk on clouds and moving them because of it, while the latters have a special and unique contact with nature and animals thanks to it), even though only unicorns can control it willingly.
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** On the other hand, though, Creator/LaurenFaust [[WordOfSaintPaul confirmed]] that pegasi and earth ponies have magic in them too (the formers can walk on clouds and moving move them because of it, while the latters have a special and unique contact with nature and animals animals, as well as SuperStrength, thanks to it), even though only unicorns can control it willingly.
10th Nov '15 2:56:03 PM Theriocephalus
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* In some Neo Pagan Circles as well as some modern forms of Druidry, some people claim to be born with the ability to do witchcraft, which is not the same as UsefulNotes/{{Wicca}} since one is a Religion & the other is a Practice. * In Azande Belief witchcraft derives from a hereditary organ said to be found near the liver.
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* In some Neo Pagan Circles neo-pagan circles, as well as some modern forms of Druidry, druidry, some people claim to be born with the ability to do witchcraft, which is not the same as UsefulNotes/{{Wicca}} since one is a Religion & religion and the other is a Practice. practice. * In Azande Belief belief witchcraft derives from a hereditary organ said to be found near the liver.
3rd Nov '15 2:25:04 PM HighCrate
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While Word Of God has occasionally made cryptic remarks to the contrary, there is no in-universe evidence that wizards are a separate species. Just the opposite, wizards are seen from several species, including human.
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' has a ''Wizard'' species, which apparently includes females (such as [[http://adventuretime.wikia.com/wiki/Huntress_Wizard Huntress Wizard]]). There are also a few female characters called "Witches," who may be one or more species of their own. It's later established that a human could become a wizard, though it requires wearing enchanted clothes designed to turn you into a wizard, such as special wizard robes [[spoiler: or the Ice Crown.]]
3rd Nov '15 2:20:21 PM HighCrate
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* An ExpansionPack of ''VideoGame/TheSims3'' introduced witches as a life stage. A witch is a sim who can use magic, [[FlyingBroomstick ride on a broom]] and pass his/her abilities on onto his/her children.
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* An ExpansionPack of ''VideoGame/TheSims3'' introduced introduces witches as a life stage. state. A witch is a sim who can use magic, wand-based magic that must be [[TrainingTheGiftOfMagic learned]] to be used to best effect, [[FlyingBroomstick ride on a broom]] and pass his/her abilities on onto his/her children.children. In the same expansion, fairies can use magical auras that grand passive buffs, and genies have a handful of magical abilities mostly geared around housework, such as conjuring perfectly cooked food or magically cleaning an entire house or another Sim. All of these witch species can reproduce freely with each other, [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolves]] and [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampires]] (which pass on their abilities by bite), and baseline "human" Sims; the offspring will be randomly assigned the "type" of one of its parents.
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