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10th Dec '17 12:36:50 AM AtmosBlitzer
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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': In the very first episode, Glynda Goodwitch tries to prevent Roman Torchwick's plane from escaping, but ends up engaging in a magic battle against the pilot, Cinder Fall. What ensues is a duel where Glynda controls the weather and transforms the ensuing debris into large objects, only to be countered by Cinder's spontaneous outbursts of fire.
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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': In the very first episode, Glynda Goodwitch tries to prevent Roman Torchwick's plane from escaping, but ends up engaging in a magic battle against the pilot, Cinder Fall. What ensues is a duel where Glynda controls the weather and transforms the ensuing debris into large objects, only to be countered by Cinder's spontaneous outbursts of fire.
15th Nov '17 2:18:05 PM DaibhidC
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** The Witch Trials in "The Sea And Little Fishes" and ''Discworld/AHatFullOfSky'' are the "friendly competition" type. Although that's "friendly" by ''witch'' standards; as Nanny Ogg puts it in 'A Tourist's Guide to Lancre'', "a witch is the kind of person who'd play Snap with kiddies for ha'pennies and play to win".

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** The Witch Trials in "The Sea And Little Fishes" and ''Discworld/AHatFullOfSky'' are the "friendly competition" type. Although that's "friendly" by ''witch'' standards; as Nanny Ogg puts it in 'A ''A Tourist's Guide to Lancre'', "a witch is the kind of person who'd play Snap with kiddies for ha'pennies and play to win".
15th Nov '17 2:13:55 PM DaibhidC
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** The Witch Trials in "The Sea And Little Fishes" and ''Discworld/AHatFullOfSky'' are the "friendly competition" type. Although that's "friendly" by ''witch'' standards...

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** The Witch Trials in "The Sea And Little Fishes" and ''Discworld/AHatFullOfSky'' are the "friendly competition" type. Although that's "friendly" by ''witch'' standards...standards; as Nanny Ogg puts it in 'A Tourist's Guide to Lancre'', "a witch is the kind of person who'd play Snap with kiddies for ha'pennies and play to win".
12th Nov '17 1:21:21 PM DaibhidC
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** The Witch Trials in "The Sea And Little Fishes" and ''Discworld/AHatFullOfSky'' are the "friendly competition" type. Although that's "friendly" by ''witch'' standards...
12th Nov '17 1:18:59 PM DaibhidC
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* ''The Literature/{{Discworld}}'' reasonably-official animated short "[[https://vimeo.com/77104562 The Duel]]" is about two wizards in Unseen University fighting over a book, with increasingly powerful magics being used in the process. [[spoiler: It doesn't end well for either of them.]]
31st Oct '17 3:32:09 PM MasterFuzzy
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* Subverted and played for laughs in ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm.'' Loki, being hunted by Death Eaters, notes that when people think of wizard duels, they imagine bursts of multi-colored power, StuffBlowingUp, and maybe a ShapeShifterShowdown.
-->[[LemonyNarrator "Transforming opponents into stone statues is a classic, and much applauded, though it is usually expected after a long and exhausting duel. It adds a certain mystique to the battlefield. Shrinking them down and pocketing them, however, does not. The amount of fucks that were given by Loki at this point coincidentally happened to be exactly zero."]]
23rd Oct '17 10:25:15 AM GoblinCipher
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%%* Same with ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh''.

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%%* Same * Considering Duel Monsters was originally a BlandNameProduct for ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'', it's unsurprising that ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh'' was very similar to the earlier game. It would take a good number of releases before it became a truly different game.
* Another collectible card game
with ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh''.the same concept is ''TabletopGame/MagiNation,'' with the same beast-summoning spell-hurling gameplay.



* Curiously, there aren't any proper wizards' duels in ''Film/DoctorStrange'', though the brief siege of the Sanctum Sanctorum, with Doctor Strange fending off a single attacker while relying mostly on magical items, is fairly interesting.



%% * Naturally, with characters like [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Ganondorf]], [[VideoGame/EarthBound Ness]], [[VideoGame/KidIcarus Palutena]] or [[Franchise/FireEmblem Robin]], ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' has a lot of these.

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%% * Naturally, with characters like [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Ganondorf]], [[VideoGame/EarthBound Ness]], [[VideoGame/KidIcarus Palutena]] or [[Franchise/FireEmblem Robin]], ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' has a lot of these.these. Virtually every character can hurl some kind of spell or use some kind of psychic powers.


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* The wizards' duels in ''The Book of Gray Magic'' lean heavily on the multiple types of magic in that world and the teamwork between users of opposed magical styles. The climactic duel in the first chapter, ''VisualNovel/BrilliantShadows'', [[spoiler: ends tragically, with multiple deaths on both sides of the conflict.]]
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23rd Oct '17 10:15:13 AM GoblinCipher
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%% * Marvel's ComicBook/DoctorStrange is all about this trope.

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%% * Marvel's ComicBook/DoctorStrange has participated in many wizard's duels, considering that he is all about this trope.Sorcerer Supreme and the majority of his enemies are either rival wizards like Baron Mordo (as pictured in the page image) or extradimensional wizard-gods like the Dread Dormammu and Nightmare.


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* Alley-Kat-Abra of ''ComicBook/CaptainCarrotAndHisAmazingZooCrew'' has gone toe-to-toe with a variety of wizardly foes in classic duels, including Salvadore Doggi and the Great Gnudini in her solo stories and Feline Faust in a pseudo-crossover with the [[ComicBook/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica JLA]] (Just'a Lotta Animals).
19th Oct '17 6:49:56 AM AnotherEpicFail
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** If you let him, Niftu Cal tries to engage the mercenary Captain Wasea in one of these. Unfortunately, since Niftu Cal is a) a Volus merchant with absolutely no combat experience while she's an asari commando[[note]]considered to be some of the deadliest fighters in the galaxy[[/note]], and b) tanked up on drugs that have him believing that he's a "[[AGodAmI biotic god]]," the confrontation is ''hopelessly'' one-sided: he fires one biotic blast [[DepthDeception the size of a pea]] that fizzles just in front of Wasea's nose, and promptly gets imploded by Wasea's riposte.

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** If you let him, Niftu Cal tries to engage the mercenary Captain Wasea in one of these. Unfortunately, since Niftu Cal is a) a Volus merchant with absolutely no combat experience while she's pitted against an asari commando[[note]]considered to be some of the deadliest fighters in the galaxy[[/note]], and b) tanked up on drugs that have him believing that he's a "[[AGodAmI biotic god]]," the confrontation is ''hopelessly'' one-sided: he fires one biotic blast [[DepthDeception the size of a pea]] that fizzles just in front of Wasea's nose, and promptly gets imploded by Wasea's riposte.


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* ''VideoGame/TheSecretWorld'' features one of these at the very end of "Sympathy For The Devil," the second dungeon of the Hell Dimensions arc. Here, [[{{Satan}} Eblis]] Dominus Inferni in Profondis decides to end the demonic revolution that's been undermining his rule over Hell by taking out the [[RebelLeader ringleader]], the Oxford magician [[DarkMessiah Theodore Wicker]]. While this might seem hideously once-sided at first, it turns out that Wicker is a lot more resilient than he looks: not only is he the single greatest practitioner of [[ThinkingUpPortals portal magic]] seen in this Age, but the rituals that allow him to survive the Hell dimensions have left him effectively [[TheAgeless immortal]], allowing him millennia to hone his affinity for combat magic. With both combatants effectively too evenly matched, they end up getting stuck in a BeamOWar, forcing them to finish the battle through proxies: Eblis calls in an {{Oni}} hitsquad, while Wicker calls upon the players to defend him.
30th Sep '17 1:44:38 PM Morgenthaler
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* The Dynamite comic ''The Blood Queen'', sees the witch main character Elizabeth battle the CourtMage in a magic duel so no one will stand in her way of taking over the kingdom.

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* The Dynamite comic ''The Blood Queen'', Queen'' sees the witch main character Elizabeth battle the CourtMage in a magic duel so no one will stand in her way of taking over the kingdom.
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