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24th Jan '16 12:46:39 AM GrammarNavi
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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 ands [[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]].l[[note]]Unless you did; [[GameplayAndStorySegregation it doesn't actually take much mojo to claim the office.]][[/note]] * Naturally, with Characters like [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Ganondorf]], [[VideoGame/EarthBound Ness]], [[VideoGame/KidIcarus Palutena]] or [[Franchise/FireEmblem Robin]], SuperSmashBros has a lot of these.
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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 ands 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]].l[[note]]Unless [[note]]Unless you did; [[GameplayAndStorySegregation it doesn't actually take much mojo to claim the office.]][[/note]] * Naturally, with Characters like [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Ganondorf]], [[VideoGame/EarthBound Ness]], [[VideoGame/KidIcarus Palutena]] or [[Franchise/FireEmblem Robin]], SuperSmashBros ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' has a lot of these.
16th Jan '16 1:34:39 PM ZimFan89
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** Jade engages in another one with Tohru during the fight in the Hall of Ice. And by this point, Jade's [[TookALevelInBadass powers have increased]] to the point that the only reason she loses is because [[spoiler: the homunculus she summoned turns on her]].

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* ''Fanfic/{{Webwork}}'' has Daolon Wong challenging Uncle to one of these after his escape from prison.
11th Jan '16 6:35:07 PM phoenix
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** In ''AssassinsCreedII'', Ezio and [[spoiler: Rodrigo Borgia]] both use their respective Pieces of Eden to fight each other at the end of the game, with Ezio in particular imitating [[spoiler: Al Mualim's]] DoppelgangerAttack from the first game. ** In ''The Tyranny of King Washington'' DLC for ''AssassinsCreedIII'', both Connor and Washington use more overtly magic-like abilities--Washington's are still derived from an Apple of Eden like most of the other "magic" throughout the series, but Connor's is never given a realistic explanation and is explicitly related to spirit animals that he encounters.
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** In ''AssassinsCreedII'', ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII'', Ezio and [[spoiler: Rodrigo Borgia]] both use their respective Pieces of Eden to fight each other at the end of the game, with Ezio in particular imitating [[spoiler: Al Mualim's]] DoppelgangerAttack from the first game. ** In ''The Tyranny of King Washington'' DLC for ''AssassinsCreedIII'', ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII'', both Connor and Washington use more overtly magic-like abilities--Washington's are still derived from an Apple of Eden like most of the other "magic" throughout the series, but Connor's is never given a realistic explanation and is explicitly related to spirit animals that he encounters.
5th Jan '16 4:30:25 AM N
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** It doesn't go as planned, but Harry gets challenged to one of these in one of the short stories by Darth Wannabe and his goth buddies. When they ready their wands and crystals and what not, he opts out by [[spoiler: drawing his .44 and snarking at them]].
4th Jan '16 8:49:33 PM Odacon_Spy
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* Subverted in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark" where Cartman pretends to be a pshchic detective. At one point he is forced to have a "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22Tj_l4PcPs psychic battle]]" with a group of rival psychic detectives, but because both Cartman and the detectives are just pretending to be psychic and don't have any actual powers, the "battle" consists of them just waving their hands at each other and [[SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud shouting sound effects]] while looking constipated, before declaring it a draw.
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* Subverted in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark" where Cartman pretends to be a pshchic detective. At one point he is forced to have a "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22Tj_l4PcPs psychic battle]]" with a group of rival psychic detectives, but because both Cartman and the detectives are just pretending to be psychic and don't have any actual real powers, the "battle" consists of them just waving their hands at each other and [[SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud shouting sound effects]] and waving their hands at each other while looking constipated, before declaring it a draw.
4th Jan '16 8:44:40 PM Odacon_Spy
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* Subverted in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark" where Cartman pretends to be a pshchic detective. At one point he is forced to have a "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22Tj_l4PcPs psychic battle]]" with a group of rival psychic detectives, but because both Cartman and the detectives are just pretending to be psychic and don't have any actual powers, the "battle" consists of them just waving their hands at each other and [[SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud shouting sound effects]] while looking constipated, before declaring it a draw.
1st Jan '16 7:08:00 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* ''EternalDarkness'' pits a supernatural spellcasting monster called a Black Guardian against Peter Jacob, who is in fact a normal human who realized his capacity for magic only about an hour before the fact, so this counts.
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* ''EternalDarkness'' The wizard mooks of the Magic Crafter levels often engage in these if left to their own devices in ''Videogame/SpyroTheDragon''. * ''Videogame/EternalDarkness'' pits a supernatural spellcasting monster called a Black Guardian against Peter Jacob, who is in fact a normal human who realized his capacity for magic only about an hour before the fact, so this counts.
20th Dec '15 4:42:41 PM nombretomado
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* The duel between Finrod (Galadriel's big brother) and Sauron in ''TheSilmarillion'' "which is renowned" (though neither character is technically a wizard, Middle-earth having a strict definition of that term, they're both powerful magic-users). It consists of the two of them singing Songs of Power at one another, and though most of '''TheSilmarillion'' is prose, it goes into poetry for about a page to describe it. Unfortunately, Sauron wins "and Finrod fell before the throne".
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* The duel between Finrod (Galadriel's big brother) and Sauron in ''TheSilmarillion'' ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'' "which is renowned" (though neither character is technically a wizard, Middle-earth having a strict definition of that term, they're both powerful magic-users). It consists of the two of them singing Songs of Power at one another, and though most of '''TheSilmarillion'' '''Literature/TheSilmarillion'' is prose, it goes into poetry for about a page to describe it. Unfortunately, Sauron wins "and Finrod fell before the throne".
6th Dec '15 10:14:44 AM LentilSandEater
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** The most extreme example would be Aang Vs. Firelord Ozai in the finale. During the duel Aang manages to finally unlock the Avatar State and is able to bend the elements almost like gesture-magic. Only the Avatar State's power let's each gesture has an absolutely titanic effect. E.g. clenching his fist crushes boulders to a hundredth of their size.
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** The most extreme example would be Aang Vs. Firelord Ozai in the finale. During the duel Aang manages to finally unlock the Avatar State and is able to bend the elements almost like gesture-magic. Only the Avatar State's power let's lets each gesture has an absolutely titanic effect. E.g. clenching his fist crushes boulders to a hundredth of their size.
6th Dec '15 10:14:02 AM LentilSandEater
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* Agni Kai, duel between two firebenders in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', is a formalized version of this in the Fire Nation. By definition, most fights between benders qualify, but also standing out are Katara's duel with Pakku and her fight with Hama. ** In the sequel series, ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', "pro bending" is a team version popular as a spectator sport.
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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', ** Agni Kai, a duel between two firebenders in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', is a formalized version of this in the Fire Nation. By definition, most Nation. ** Most fights between benders qualify, but also standing out are Katara's duel with Pakku and her fight with Hama. ** The most extreme example would be Aang Vs. Firelord Ozai in the finale. During the duel Aang manages to finally unlock the Avatar State and is able to bend the elements almost like gesture-magic. Only the Avatar State's power let's each gesture has an absolutely titanic effect. E.g. clenching his fist crushes boulders to a hundredth of their size. * In the sequel series, ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', "pro bending" is a team version popular as a spectator sport.

* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' season 2 finale, [[BigGood Princess Celestia]] faces off against [[VileVillainSaccharineShow Queen Chrysalis]] in a magical duel that, for bonus points, overlaps nicely with FrickinLaserBeams. To everyone's surprise, [[DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength including her own]], Chrysalis had absorbed so much power from [[EmotionEater consuming the love]] shared between Princess Cadance and Shining Armor that she was [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu able to walk]] [[TheWorfEffect away the victor]].
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' ** In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' season 2 finale, [[BigGood Princess Celestia]] faces off against [[VileVillainSaccharineShow Queen Chrysalis]] in a magical duel that, for bonus points, overlaps nicely with FrickinLaserBeams. To everyone's surprise, [[DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength including her own]], Chrysalis had absorbed so much power from [[EmotionEater consuming the love]] shared between Princess Cadance and Shining Armor that she was [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu able to walk]] walk [[TheWorfEffect away the victor]].
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