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2nd Nov '16 10:05:51 PM intastiel
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* [[ArchEnemy Ctuchik]] vs [[BadassGrandpa Belgarath]] in Book 3 of ''Literature/TheBelgariad''. It is awesome. There's also the confrontation between [[TheMentor Sephrenia]] and [[TheEmperor Otha]] in ''Literature/TheElenium'', its spiritual successor.

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* [[ArchEnemy Ctuchik]] vs [[BadassGrandpa Belgarath]] in Book 3 of ''Literature/TheBelgariad''. It is awesome. There's also In ''Literature/TheBelgariad'', after 3000 years, Belgarath finally gets a chance to duel the confrontation between [[TheMentor Sephrenia]] singularly loathsome wizard Ctuchik. It ''starts'' with lightning, escalates to the two of them ripping reality open to batter each other with things from outside it, and [[TheEmperor Otha]] ends with [[spoiler:Ctuchik accidentally annihilating himself in a panic]].
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''Literature/TheElenium'', its spiritual successor.Sephrenia and Otha get to have a go at each other: each of them [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld ancient]] sorcerers and the most privileged acolytes of [[ReligionIsMagic their respective deities]]. [[spoiler:[[UnskilledButStrong Otha]] has more raw power, but Sephrenia has the advantage of not being a total drooling idiot -- and Sparhawk ends up cutting it short by {{kill|TheGod}}ing Otha's patron god anyway.]]
26th Oct '16 3:33:35 AM thatmadork
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** ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'': If your magic skills are at a high enough level, you may encounter a "challenger" in your travels who wishes to duel you with magic. This rarely plays out straight, though, seeing as how there's nothing stopping the player from simply '''FUS RO DAH'''ing him over the castle walls and [[DisneyVillainDeath watching him plummet to his death]], or simply drawing your [[{{BFS}} huge greatsword]] and cleaving him in twain the second the duel begins. And that's if the guards don't intervene first: apparently, no-one told the challenger that the Nords don't like the idea of someone flinging fireballs around in the castle walls. This encounter becomes particularly hilarious if you happen to be the Archmage of the [[WizardingSchool College of Winterhold]], [[BadassInCharge a position you didn't claim by being a magical weakling]].[[note]]Unless you did; [[GameplayAndStorySegregation it doesn't actually take much mojo to claim the office.]][[/note]]

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** ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'': If your magic skills are at a high enough level, you may encounter a "challenger" in your travels who wishes to duel you with magic. This rarely plays out straight, though, seeing as how there's nothing stopping the player from simply '''FUS RO DAH'''ing him over the castle walls and [[DisneyVillainDeath watching him plummet to his death]], or simply drawing your [[{{BFS}} huge greatsword]] and cleaving him in twain the second the duel begins. And that's if the guards don't intervene first: apparently, no-one told the challenger that the Nords don't like the idea of someone flinging fireballs around in the castle walls.
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This encounter becomes particularly hilarious if you happen to be the Archmage of the [[WizardingSchool College of Winterhold]], [[BadassInCharge a position you didn't claim by being a magical weakling]].[[note]]Unless you did; [[GameplayAndStorySegregation it doesn't actually take much mojo to claim the office.]][[/note]]]][[/note]]
*** It also gets funnier if you drain his magicka with a load of lightning magic or magicka poison. He whips out a tiny dagger and starts wailing on you with it, and then when you pull out your own weapon and do the same, [[HypocriticalHumour he starts bitching that it's supposed to be a magic duel, fought with magic]].
19th Oct '16 12:16:12 AM ironcommando
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* ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies2ItsAboutTime'': The Witch Hazel (which permanently turns zombies into puff-shrooms) targets and prioritizes transforming Wizard Zombies (which temporarily turns plants into useless sheep).
13th Oct '16 3:12:08 PM Gowan
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* In ''Literature/TheGoblinEmperor'', the emperor always has two bodyguards with him, one of whom is a magic user. The protagonist recalls having read that the one time a magic user attacked the emperor, this lead to an epic wizard duel between the attacker and the emperor's bodyguard.
4th Oct '16 5:08:45 AM TroperDoper
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* Uncle against Daolon Wong in ''{{WesternAnimation/Jackie Chan Adventures}}''
3rd Oct '16 5:25:37 AM TheSaintOfAllTropers
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->''"Wizard fight... Wizard fight!"''
-->-- Henry, ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Fire Emblem]]''
1st Oct '16 11:32:38 AM MacedonianKing
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* Also subverted in a ''ComicBook/SuicideSquad'' comic, where Nightshade and Incubus get into a standard wizard duel [[spoiler: only for Deadshot to abruptly shoot Incubus in the head, killing him instantly.]]
23rd Sep '16 4:15:34 AM Morgenthaler
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** Melian and Sauron have a constant WizardDuel around the borders of Thingol's realm that rather resembles No Man's Land in WorldWarI (even including unfriendly fire or in this case unfriendly magic, which makes Beren's life almost as uncomfortable as Sauron's magic. Not to mention there are also OmnicidalNeutral spider demons skulking about in the no man's land.

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** Melian and Sauron have a constant WizardDuel around the borders of Thingol's realm that rather resembles No Man's Land in WorldWarI UsefulNotes/WorldWarI (even including unfriendly fire or in this case unfriendly magic, which makes Beren's life almost as uncomfortable as Sauron's magic. Not to mention there are also OmnicidalNeutral spider demons skulking about in the no man's land.



* The ''HandOfThrawn'' duology of the ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' explains the Dark Side cave on Dagobah (''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'') as the result of a Force duel between Yoda and a powerful Dark Jedi, with the cave still retaining a "stain" from his death when his Dark Side power was released.

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* The ''HandOfThrawn'' ''Literature/HandOfThrawn'' duology of the ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' explains the Dark Side cave on Dagobah (''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'') as the result of a Force duel between Yoda and a powerful Dark Jedi, with the cave still retaining a "stain" from his death when his Dark Side power was released.
31st Aug '16 4:48:58 PM nombretomado
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* [[ArchEnemy Ctuchik]] vs [[BadassGrandpa Belgarath]] in Book 3 of ''Literature/TheBelgariad''. It is awesome. There's also the confrontation between [[TheMentor Sephrenia]] and [[TheEmperor Otha]] in TheElenium, it's spiritual successor.

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* [[ArchEnemy Ctuchik]] vs [[BadassGrandpa Belgarath]] in Book 3 of ''Literature/TheBelgariad''. It is awesome. There's also the confrontation between [[TheMentor Sephrenia]] and [[TheEmperor Otha]] in TheElenium, it's ''Literature/TheElenium'', its spiritual successor.
14th Aug '16 10:21:18 AM nombretomado
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* As the vast majority of characters on Chaos's side in ''DissidiaFinalFantasy'' specialize in magic, and Terra is the only warrior of Cosmos that does, many of her battles turn into this. Several of her comrades also use magic, but she's the only one who does so exclusively. Her cutscene battles with Ultimecia and Kefka also sorta count.

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* As the vast majority of characters on Chaos's side in ''DissidiaFinalFantasy'' ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'' specialize in magic, and Terra is the only warrior of Cosmos that does, many of her battles turn into this. Several of her comrades also use magic, but she's the only one who does so exclusively. Her cutscene battles with Ultimecia and Kefka also sorta count.
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