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16th Aug '17 5:23:57 AM LentilSandEater
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* The Wizards of Unseen University in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' fall into this, as does Rincewind (whose association with the university varies.) Of course their "wisdom" in regards to magic mostly consists of not using it and jockeying for a KlingonPromotion or two. With the exception of Ponder Stibbons and one or two others who seem to actually do important research and get results (for example creating [[MagicalComputer Hex]] and Roundworld). Stibbons does not fully fit the trope anyway, being young, beardless and wearing a T-shirt under his robe.

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* The Wizards of Unseen University in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' fall into this, as does Rincewind (whose association with the university varies.) this. Of course their "wisdom" in regards to magic mostly consists of not using it and jockeying for a KlingonPromotion or two. With They ''look'' the exception of Ponder Stibbons and one or two others who seem part but their antics usually boil down to actually do important research and get results (for example creating [[MagicalComputer Hex]] and Roundworld). Stibbons does not fully fit the trope anyway, them being young, beardless and wearing a T-shirt under his robe.uncannily indestructible old men who blunder about having adventures at other people's expense.
16th Aug '17 5:19:35 AM LentilSandEater
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* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'': Zazzerpan from the in-story novel ''The Complacency of the Learned''. Other wizards are mentioned as well, but there's not enough information to know how closely they stick to the archetype. The Lalonde house is decorated with a frightening amount of artwork of Zazzerpan and numerous other classic wizards--these are the cause of a bizarre, passive-aggressive ([[spoiler:and completely one-sided]]) fight between Rose and her mom.
** Averted by the god tier outfits of the Mage Class.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'': ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'':
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Zazzerpan from the in-story novel ''The Complacency of the Learned''. Other wizards are mentioned as well, but there's not enough information to know how closely they stick to the archetype. The Lalonde house is decorated with a frightening amount of artwork of Zazzerpan and numerous other classic wizards--these are the cause of a bizarre, passive-aggressive ([[spoiler:and completely one-sided]]) fight between Rose and her mom.
** Averted by the god tier outfits of the Mage Class.Class, which looks more like monk vestments.
19th Jun '17 6:09:59 PM KingLyger
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[[caption-width-right:342:Always arrives precisely when he means to.]]
7th Jun '17 8:19:46 PM Theriocephalus
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While the term ''[[WizardsAndWitches wizard]]'' itself is often applied as a catch-all word for male magic users in fiction, the image of the classic mage as it has evolved out of Western traditions and folklore, has a number of distinct trappings and tropes. In short, this is the character most people think of when they hear the word "Wizard". Compare/contrast with AbsentMindedProfessor.

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While the term ''[[WizardsAndWitches wizard]]'' itself is often applied as a catch-all word for male magic users in fiction, the image of the classic mage mage, as it has evolved out of Western traditions and folklore, has a number of distinct trappings and tropes. In short, this is the character most people think of when they hear the word "Wizard". Compare/contrast with AbsentMindedProfessor.
8th Apr '17 8:28:28 PM fusilcontrafusil
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* {{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. Remarkable because the medieval texts don't actually describe his attire except when he's in disguise, so the wizard image must have coalesced and been taken for granted.

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* {{Myth/Merlin}} is the UrExample, unless you count Odin, and is portrayed like this in almost all media. Even if not the UrExample, he is certainly the TropeCodifier. Remarkable because the medieval texts don't actually describe his appearance and attire except when he's in disguise, so the wizard image must have coalesced and been taken for granted.
6th Apr '17 10:43:33 PM aurora369
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* Clothahump from ''Literature/Spellsinger'', while not looking the part (he's an anthropomorphic turtle), fits the rest of the trope completely: he's old, wise and knowledgeable, lives in seclusion in a hollowed-out tree, keeps apprentices and meddles in the affairs of the world he lives in to save it from great dangers. Jon-Tom even imagines him as a classic Gandalf-like wizard when he first hears the description of what Clothahump is.

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* Clothahump from ''Literature/Spellsinger'', ''Literature/{{Spellsinger}}'', while not looking the part (he's an anthropomorphic turtle), fits the rest of the trope completely: he's old, wise and knowledgeable, lives in seclusion in a hollowed-out tree, keeps apprentices and meddles in the affairs of the world he lives in to save it from great dangers. Jon-Tom even imagines him as a classic Gandalf-like wizard when he first hears the description of what Clothahump is.
6th Apr '17 10:43:09 PM aurora369
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* Clothahump from ''Literature/Spellsinger'', while not looking the part (he's an anthropomorphic turtle), fits the rest of the trope completely: he's old, wise and knowledgeable, lives in seclusion in a hollowed-out tree, keeps apprentices and meddles in the affairs of the world he lives in to save it from great dangers. Jon-Tom even imagines him as a classic Gandalf-like wizard when he first hears the description of what Clothahump is.
28th Mar '17 3:20:42 AM GM_3826
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** Averted by the god tier outfits of the Mage Aspect.

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** Averted by the god tier outfits of the Mage Aspect.Class.
2nd Mar '17 5:24:23 AM Theriocephalus
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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...

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic:'' The unicorn ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': Starswirl the bearded Bearded, a unicorn from the distant past, is a pony version of this. As he lacks lacked hands, he does did magic with his horn instead of a staff, but otherwise he's got the beard, the wizard clothes, clothes -- most notably a large, star-spangled wizard hat with bells around the rim -- and is still famed for magic, etc...
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28th Feb '17 10:48:04 AM YesThatSusanDavis
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** The original logo for TSR (the original publisher of D&D) was a WizardClassic in a brimless pointy hat and moon-and-stars robe, waving a magic wand.
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