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2nd Feb '16 1:40:24 PM Theriocephalus
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* '''Association with Age and Wisdom''': Wizards are usually very old, the implication being that it takes one that amount of time studying before one can really be considered a true wizard, fit to master the secrets of the universe. Sometimes these wizards cast illusions to appear old, if they aren't, so they're more respected. Furthermore it's common that WizardsLiveLonger than most other people, even most other magic uses, for which this is common. Wizards are known for being very wise, and 'wizard' actually comes from the word 'wise'. They often act as advisers to very important people, like royalty, and mentors to heroes.
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* '''Association with Age and Wisdom''': Wizards are usually very old, the implication being that it takes one that amount of much time studying before one can really be considered a true wizard, fit to master the secrets of the universe. Sometimes these younger wizards cast illusions to appear old, if they aren't, so they're more respected. Furthermore it's common that WizardsLiveLonger than most other people, even most other magic uses, for which this is common. users, so that the average wizard ends up being much older than the average non-wizard. Wizards are known for being very wise, and 'wizard' wise--'wizard' actually comes from the word 'wise'. They often act as advisers to very important people, like royalty, and as mentors to heroes.
30th Dec '15 2:27:20 PM Generality
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A Classic Wizard is not always a SquishyWizard, but it's common. The same with a KungFuWizard. See also TheArchmage. Compare GentlemanWizard, contrast BlueCollarWarlock.
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A Classic Wizard is not always a SquishyWizard, but it's common. The same with a KungFuWizard. See also TheArchmage. Compare GentlemanWizard, contrast BlueCollarWarlock. See also WitchClassic, which is in many ways the DistaffCounterpart.
22nd Nov '15 7:03:21 PM Everdream
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic:'' The unicorn Starswirl the bearded is a pony version of this. As he lacks hands, he does magic with his horn instead of a staff, but he's got the beard, wizard clothes, is famed for magic, etc...
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic:'' The unicorn Starswirl the bearded is a pony version of this. As he lacks hands, he does magic with his horn instead of a staff, but he's got the beard, wizard clothes, and is famed for magic, etc...
22nd Nov '15 7:02:47 PM Everdream
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic:'' The unicorn Starswirl the bearded is a pony version of this. As he lacks hands, he does magic with his horn instead of a staff, but he's got the beard, wizard clothes, is famed for magic, etc...
12th Nov '15 3:51:33 PM eowynjedi
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* ''VideoGame/{{Majesty}}'' [[InvokedTrope consciously]] checks off every item on the list when it comes to the recruitable hero wizards. They're robed and bearded old men, frail but extremely powerful, their guild hall is an eldritch tower (and also allows the player to build additional magic towers as defensive outposts). And their default activity, when not at the library for new spells or mowing down monsters, is wandering about in a slightly befuddled daze.
1st Nov '15 9:53:07 PM NoirGrimoir
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* '''Mostly Male'''; Wizards, when the title is not just a term for 'male magic user', are still often shown as being AlwaysMale. This may have more to do with males being the more educated of the sexes in historical times when even wealthy and noble females were rarely even taught to read. For this reason alone the possibility of a female wizard would be unlikely. However, if wizards ''can'' be either gender, and are different from a witch, it is common for the female variety to be called a ''Sorceress'' or have some other term applied to help with the differentiation. Strangely, ''Wizardess'' or some other variant of the word "wizard" is practically non-existent as a term. These days, however, (possibly due to Wicca and other neopagan religious movements) the term ''witch'' carries fewer of the the negative connotations that it used to, and so is a workable DistaffCounterpart. In strict etymological terms, however, the English words "wizard" and "witch" are both gender-neutral.
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* '''Mostly Male'''; Male''': Wizards, when the title is not just a term for 'male magic user', are still often shown as being AlwaysMale. This may have more to do with males being the more educated of the sexes in historical times when even wealthy and noble females were rarely even taught to read. For this reason alone the possibility of a female wizard would be unlikely. However, if wizards ''can'' be either gender, and are different from a witch, it is common for the female variety to be called a ''Sorceress'' or have some other term applied to help with the differentiation. Strangely, ''Wizardess'' or some other variant of the word "wizard" is practically non-existent as a term. These days, however, (possibly due to Wicca and other neopagan religious movements) the term ''witch'' carries fewer of the the negative connotations that it used to, and so is a workable DistaffCounterpart. In strict etymological terms, however, the English words "wizard" and "witch" are both gender-neutral.
30th Sep '15 2:00:19 PM HighCrate
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** Harry belongs to the White Council which is chock full of variations of this trope. The leader Arthur Langtry who's title is the Merlin is the straightest example described as looking like what a wizard [[InvokedTrope should look like]], but is also an ObstructiveBureaucrat who's not so wise. Wizard is title akin to a doctorate and incidentally most lesser practitioners that don't merit it also end up looking like normal people.
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** Harry belongs to the White Council which is chock full of variations of this trope. The leader Arthur Langtry who's Langtry, whose title is the Merlin "the Merlin," is the straightest example described as looking like what a wizard [[InvokedTrope should look like]], but is also an ObstructiveBureaucrat who's not so wise. Wizard is a title akin to a doctorate and incidentally most lesser practitioners that don't merit it also end up looking like normal people.
30th Sep '15 1:58:53 PM HighCrate
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* '''Mostly Male'''; Wizards, when the title is not just a term for 'male magic user', are still often shown as being AlwaysMale. This may have more to do with males being the more educated of the sexes in historical times when even wealthy and noble females were rarely even taught to read. For this reason alone the possibility of a female wizard would be unlikely. However, if wizards ''can'' be either gender, and are different from a witch, it is common for the female variety to be called a ''Sorceress'' or have some other term applied to help with the differentiation. Strangely, ''Wizardess'' or some other variant of the word "wizard" is practically non-existent as a term. These days, however, (possibly due to Wicca and other neopagan religious movements) the term ''witch'' carries less of the the negative connotations that it used to, and so is a workable DistaffCounterpart. In strict etymological terms, however, the English word "wizard" is gender-neutral (as are other -ard words, like drunkard or laggard).
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* '''Mostly Male'''; Wizards, when the title is not just a term for 'male magic user', are still often shown as being AlwaysMale. This may have more to do with males being the more educated of the sexes in historical times when even wealthy and noble females were rarely even taught to read. For this reason alone the possibility of a female wizard would be unlikely. However, if wizards ''can'' be either gender, and are different from a witch, it is common for the female variety to be called a ''Sorceress'' or have some other term applied to help with the differentiation. Strangely, ''Wizardess'' or some other variant of the word "wizard" is practically non-existent as a term. These days, however, (possibly due to Wicca and other neopagan religious movements) the term ''witch'' carries less fewer of the the negative connotations that it used to, and so is a workable DistaffCounterpart. In strict etymological terms, however, the English word words "wizard" is gender-neutral (as and "witch" are other -ard words, like drunkard or laggard).both gender-neutral.
22nd Jul '15 8:08:15 PM JamaicanCastle
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* The "generic" sprites and portraits for magi in ''VideoGame/{{Exile}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Avernum}}'' tend towards either classic wizards, or younger "scholar" types that will become them in a few decades. However, the important, named wizards such as [[BaldBlackLeaderGuy Solberg]], [[CatFolk "X"]], or [[HotWitch Erica]] tend to be different.
21st May '15 2:06:39 AM BiggusBerrus
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Expanded on the wizards of Warhammer and the Mages of Homstuck.
* Warhammer's human wizards tend not to look precisely like this - a deliberate stylistic decision on the part of the designers throughout the years to make them seem more varied and interesting. Most of the individual elements of the "wizard classic" look are used on some wizard models - robes, staffs, great age, beards etc. - but almost never all together (and the traditional pointy hat is almost non-existent). In earlier days the wizards of the Grey College did tend to sport this look, but even they have dispensed with much of it and become shadowier and more sinister of late.
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* Warhammer's The human wizards of WarhammerFantasy tend not to look precisely like this - a deliberate stylistic decision on the part of the designers throughout the years to make them seem more varied and interesting. Most of the individual elements of the "wizard classic" look are used on some wizard models - robes, staffs, great age, beards etc. - but almost never all together (and the traditional pointy hat is almost non-existent). In earlier days the wizards of the Grey College did tend to sport this look, but even they have dispensed with much of it and become shadowier and more sinister of late. ** The ones who get closest to this are the mages of the Lore of Light, the Lore of Metal and the Lore of Heavens. They don't quite make it because the first bear the trappings of a pseudo-Egyptian religious order while the second and third are more akin to scientists studying alchemy and astronomy to learn about transmutation and divination. Those of the Lore of Life and the Lore of Beasts are more akin to druids, and given their knack for subterfuge a Grey Wizard can wear pretty much anything. Those who study the Lore of Death look like necromancers to the common folk, but they will vehemently object to this. And the wizards of the Bright College are pyromancers who frequently spot ridiculous hairdos that make it difficult to wear a wizard hat.

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* Warhammer's human wizards tend not to look precisely like this - a deliberate stylistic decision on ** Averted by the part god tier outfits of the designers throughout the years to make them seem more varied and interesting. Most of the individual elements of the "wizard classic" look are used on some wizard models - robes, staffs, great age, beards etc. - but almost never all together (and the traditional pointy hat is almost non-existent). In earlier days the wizards of the Grey College did tend to sport this look, but even they have dispensed with much of it and become shadowier and more sinister of late. Mage Aspect.
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