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17th May '18 11:24:12 PM Tamfang
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* '''Mostly Male''': In strict etymological terms, however, the English word "wizard" is gender-neutral. However, in most works, wizards are usually males. 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. In works where this gender rule is not absolute, female practitioners tend to be given names associated with entirely different magical traditions (most often 'witch' or 'sorceress').

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* '''Mostly Male''': In strict etymological terms, however, the English word "wizard" is gender-neutral. However, in most works, wizards are usually males. 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. In works where this gender rule is not absolute, female practitioners tend to be given names associated with entirely different magical traditions (most often 'witch' or 'sorceress').
4th May '18 1:34:11 PM Pseudoname
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* The rules of ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' encourage this. Armor inflicts penalties on spellcasting, leaving robes (preferably one of the more useful magical ones) the alternative. Most spellcasters aren't proficient with weapons beyond the most basic ones and magic staves are not only the best tool for tertiary spellcasting, but capable of being used as a quarterstaff. Age penalizes physical scores but grants bonuses to mental scores, bolstering magical potential, and wizards even get access to a feat that grants them [[TheAgeless biological immortality]]. And if being a hermit is your thing, teleportation and private pocket dimensions do wonders for high level spellcasters.
2nd May '18 5:36:01 PM AirofMystery
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** With the addition of his kendo-influenced [[LaserSword lightsabre]]-fighting skills, he is also a KungFuWizard (barring the [[InterchangeableAsianCultures obvious difference]] [[TropesAreFlexible between kung fu and kendo]])
23rd Mar '18 10:13:02 AM LondonKdS
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* 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.]] However, whereas normal wizards are educated humans, Tolkien's "wizards" are actually [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Maiar]] in corporeal form -- something that is discussed vaguely in ''The Lord of the Rings'' but made more explicit in other Tolkien works.

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* 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.]] However, [[UnbuiltTrope However]], whereas normal wizards are educated humans, Tolkien's "wizards" are actually [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Maiar]] in corporeal form -- something that is discussed vaguely in ''The Lord of the Rings'' but made more explicit in other Tolkien works.
2nd Feb '18 1:32:12 AM Cryoclaste
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* In the ''EnchantedForestChronicles'', all wizards wear traditional wizardly attire, have beards and carry staffs, which suck up magic from their surroundings. All wizards are pretty much bad guys in this incarnation. Supposedly there ''are'' good wizards (who aren't part of the organization causing all the trouble throughout the series), but they're only mentioned in passing at the end of the fourth book. They're rare because of BadPowersBadPeople -- they draw magic from their surroundings to cast spells, which makes them naturally unwelcome in environments where magic is endemic to life, such as the home of the dragons and the titular Enchanted Forest. Wizards also tend to be greasy, presumably because they [[KillItWithWater melt in soapy water]].

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* In the ''EnchantedForestChronicles'', ''Literature/EnchantedForestChronicles'', all wizards wear traditional wizardly attire, have beards and carry staffs, which suck up magic from their surroundings. All wizards are pretty much bad guys in this incarnation. Supposedly there ''are'' good wizards (who aren't part of the organization causing all the trouble throughout the series), but they're only mentioned in passing at the end of the fourth book. They're rare because of BadPowersBadPeople -- they draw magic from their surroundings to cast spells, which makes them naturally unwelcome in environments where magic is endemic to life, such as the home of the dragons and the titular Enchanted Forest. Wizards also tend to be greasy, presumably because they [[KillItWithWater melt in soapy water]].
12th Jan '18 7:23:56 PM 64SuperNintendo
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11th Jan '18 11:12:04 AM deathhappens
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* '''[[MagicStaff Carry a Magic Staff]]''': Wizards are known for carrying staffs, both for MundaneUtility and as a focus or aid in casting spells. Staffs are more closely associated with wizards than with any other magic-users.
* '''Wizardry''': Wizards practice '''wizardry''' specifically as their [[UnequalRites type of magic.]] While every work has its own definitions and limitations, wizardry can generally be defined as a form of 'high' magic with many possible applications, usually tapping universal forces as a result of intensive study. They are often seen reading the stars and/or tapping into natural energies: and casting spells with runes or magic words. Wizards appear to have been somewhat based on ''{{Druid}}s'' and ascetic ''[[HermitGuru Hermits]]'' but are not directly comparable. Books of lore -- whether a single tome or an entire library -- are a frequent fixture.

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* '''[[MagicStaff Carry a Magic Staff]]''': Wizards are known for carrying staffs, staves, both for MundaneUtility and as a focus or aid in casting spells. Staffs Staves are more closely associated with wizards than with any other magic-users.
* '''Wizardry''': Wizards practice '''wizardry''' specifically as their [[UnequalRites type of magic.]] While every work has its own definitions and limitations, wizardry can generally be defined as a form of 'high' magic with many possible potential applications, usually tapping universal forces as a result of intensive study. They are often seen reading the stars and/or tapping into natural energies: and casting spells with runes or magic words. Wizards appear to have been somewhat based on ''{{Druid}}s'' and ascetic ''[[HermitGuru Hermits]]'' but are not directly comparable. Books of lore -- whether a single tome or an entire library -- are a frequent fixture.
4th Nov '17 1:12:33 PM DustSnitch
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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. Compare GrandpaGod, which shares many of the aesthetics of the Wizard Classic.

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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. Compare GrandpaGod, which shares many of the aesthetics aesthetic elements of the Wizard Classic.
4th Nov '17 1:12:19 PM DustSnitch
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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. Compare GrandpaGod, which share many of the aesthetics of the Wizard Classic.

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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. Compare GrandpaGod, which share shares many of the aesthetics of the Wizard Classic.
4th Nov '17 1:11:59 PM DustSnitch
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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.

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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. Compare GrandpaGod, which share many of the aesthetics of the Wizard Classic.
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