History Main / WizardClassic

8th Aug '16 9:29:22 PM CptnLhurgoyf
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* '''[[RobeAndWizardHat Traditional Wizardly Attire]]''': Wizards are known for wearing long robes, especially in blue or grey, and pointed hats, often floppy and sometimes without a brim. Sometimes the hat is omitted, but rarely the robe. If male (and they very often are -- see below), they also have a long WizardBeard, usually white.

to:

* '''[[RobeAndWizardHat Traditional Wizardly Attire]]''': Wizards are known for wearing long robes, especially in blue or blue, grey, or purple, and pointed hats, often floppy and sometimes without a brim.brim. Occasionally these will have stars or other mystical designs on them. Sometimes the hat is omitted, but rarely the robe. If male (and they very often are -- see below), they also have a long WizardBeard, usually white.
12th Jul '16 12:29:53 PM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[AC: AnimeAndManga]]

to:

[[AC: AnimeAndManga]][[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: Anime And Manga ]]



[[AC:{{Literature}}]]
* Gandalf and Saruman in ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''. Both magic, bearded old men who were long-lived and nigh immortal and carried staffs, and gave advice. Gandalf [[WalkingTheEarth walked the earth]] but Saruman lived in a [[MageTower tower.]]

to:

[[AC:{{Literature}}]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Literature ]]

* Gandalf and Saruman in ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''. Both magic, bearded old men who were long-lived and nigh immortal and carried staffs, and gave advice. Gandalf [[WalkingTheEarth walked the earth]] but Saruman lived in a [[MageTower tower.]] ]]



[[AC:Mythology]]
* {{Myth/Merlin}} is the UrExample, unless you count Odin, and is portrayed like this in almost all media. Even if not UrExample, he is certainly the TropeCodifier.

to:

[[AC:Mythology]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Mythology ]]

* {{Myth/Merlin}} is the UrExample, unless you count Odin, and is portrayed like this in almost all media. Even if not UrExample, he is certainly the TropeCodifier.



[[AC:{{Pinball}}]]

to:

[[AC:{{Pinball}}]][[/folder]]

[[folder: Pinball ]]



[[AC:TabletopRPG]]

to:

[[AC:TabletopRPG]][[/folder]]

[[folder: Tabletop RPG ]]



[[AC:VideoGames]]

to:

[[AC:VideoGames]][[/folder]]

[[folder: Video Games ]]



[[AC:{{Webcomics}}]]

to:

[[AC:{{Webcomics}}]][[/folder]]

[[folder: Webcomics ]]



[[AC:WesternAnimation]]

to:

[[AC:WesternAnimation]][[/folder]]

[[folder: Western Animation ]]


Added DiffLines:


[[/folder]]
12th Jul '16 10:10:27 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The Apprentice from DungeonDefenders is an adorable tyke version of this.
* The sages [[FireEmblemAkaneia Gatoh]] and [[FireEmblemElibe Athos]] of ''FireEmblem'' series, who appeared as wise and powerful wisemen guiding heroes in their quests and joining their armies very late into their respective games.

to:

* The Apprentice from DungeonDefenders ''VideoGame/DungeonDefenders'' is an adorable tyke version of this.
* The sages [[FireEmblemAkaneia [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia Gatoh]] and [[FireEmblemElibe [[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Athos]] of ''FireEmblem'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' series, who appeared as wise and powerful wisemen guiding heroes in their quests and joining their armies very late into their respective games.
6th May '16 10:49:45 PM StevieC
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* '''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.

to:

* '''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. (although technically the male counterpart to a witch is traditionally said to be called a warlock)
13th Mar '16 9:40:48 PM GrammarNavi
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms'', being a gentle subversion of fairy tales, has both Wizards and Sorcerers that fit this mold, although Sorcerers tend to do the lofty tower isolation bit and Wizards tend to do the wandering the earth bit. Note that neither title denotes evil, though - that just gets you an Evil or Dark tacked on the front. Justified in-story by the fact that magic is an semi-active force that likes things to fall into Traditional paths, so the more like a Traditional wizard you look and act, the better.

to:

* ''TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms'', ''Literature/TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms'', being a gentle subversion of fairy tales, has both Wizards and Sorcerers that fit this mold, although Sorcerers tend to do the lofty tower isolation bit and Wizards tend to do the wandering the earth bit. Note that neither title denotes evil, though - that just gets you an Evil or Dark tacked on the front. Justified in-story by the fact that magic is an semi-active force that likes things to fall into Traditional paths, so the more like a Traditional wizard you look and act, the better.
16th Feb '16 11:48:07 PM ZombieAladdin
Is there an issue? Send a Message



to:

* In the VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork series, [=MagicMan.EXE=] takes this appearance, though with a texturally simplified, angular appearance to fit his role as a computer program. This is contrasted with Magic Man as he originally appeared in ''VideoGame/MegaManAndBass'', where he resembled a stage illusionist.
2nd Feb '16 1:40:24 PM Theriocephalus
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* '''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.

to:

* '''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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


A Classic Wizard is not always a SquishyWizard, but it's common. The same with a KungFuWizard. See also TheArchmage. Compare GentlemanWizard, contrast BlueCollarWarlock.

to:

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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''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...

to:

* ''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
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''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...
This list shows the last 10 events of 114. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.WizardClassic