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22nd Aug '16 4:22:18 PM nombretomado
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*** In the {{Elenium}}/Tamuli, the magic turns out to be nothing more than a prayer to the gods for assistance, which takes the form of magic. The Church Knights, given special dispensation to take on non-church tutors in mystical arts are the primary users. This leads to the hilarious revelation later that they probably didn't have to go outside their own religion.

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*** In the {{Elenium}}/Tamuli, Literature/TheElenium[=/=]Tamuli, the magic turns out to be nothing more than a prayer to the gods for assistance, which takes the form of magic. The Church Knights, given special dispensation to take on non-church tutors in mystical arts are the primary users. This leads to the hilarious revelation later that they probably didn't have to go outside their own religion.
15th Aug '16 3:49:37 PM Sammettik
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* At the beginning of ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga'', Cackletta infects Peach with a bizarre condition where anything she says will manifest as swear-like symbols that fall down from her speech bubble and explode upon hitting the floor. Cackletta describes it as "an explosive vocabulary."

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* At the beginning of ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga'', Cackletta infects Peach [[spoiler:(Actually Birdo)]] with a bizarre condition where anything she says will manifest as swear-like symbols that fall down from her speech bubble and explode upon hitting the floor. Cackletta describes it as "an explosive vocabulary."
9th Aug '16 4:14:26 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheDementedCartoonMovie'' brings us "Blah", "Zeeky Boogy Doog" and "Gleeg Snag Zip", which, respectively, pops your head off or otherwise causes nearby events to suddenly kill you, summons a nuclear explosion at the location the words were said, and [[EarthShatteringKaboom causes Earth to violently explode]].

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* ''TheDementedCartoonMovie'' ''WebAnimation/TheDementedCartoonMovie'' brings us "Blah", "Zeeky Boogy Doog" and "Gleeg Snag Zip", which, respectively, pops your head off or otherwise causes nearby events to suddenly kill you, summons a nuclear explosion at the location the words were said, and [[EarthShatteringKaboom causes Earth to violently explode]].
6th Aug '16 3:35:10 PM nombretomado
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* Not exactly words per se, but the Anti-Life Equation in the DCUniverse removes the free will of anyone who hears it. [[spoiler: During ''Final Crisis'', Darkseid uses it in a terrifying manner when he enslaves ''three billion people'' at once.]]

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* Not exactly words per se, but the Anti-Life Equation in the DCUniverse Franchise/DCUniverse removes the free will of anyone who hears it. [[spoiler: During ''Final Crisis'', ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis'', Darkseid uses it in a terrifying manner when he enslaves ''three billion people'' at once.]]
1st Jul '16 11:03:03 PM nombretomado
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* ''BedknobsAndBroomsticks'' give us the spell of Substitutiary Locomotion ("giving life to things without"): '''Treguna Mekoides Trecorum Satis Dee'''. Which sounds ''really' creepy when the things the spell animates (like empty suits of armor) start repeating it...

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* ''BedknobsAndBroomsticks'' ''Film/BedknobsAndBroomsticks'' give us the spell of Substitutiary Locomotion ("giving life to things without"): '''Treguna Mekoides Trecorum Satis Dee'''. Which sounds ''really' creepy when the things the spell animates (like empty suits of armor) start repeating it...
11th Jun '16 7:24:38 PM KillerClowns
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* In ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'', the museum/art gallery has a "statue" which is actually a wizard who was petrified just before he could start cursing some enemy. A player can potentially restore him, whereupon he [[NoOntologicalInertia completes his tirade]]. The resultant profanities are so utterly vile ''they kill you instantly''. Doing this is one of the ways the player can enhance Morte's Taunt special attack.

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* In ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'', the museum/art gallery has a "statue" which is actually a wizard who was petrified just before he could start cursing some enemy. A player can potentially restore him, whereupon he [[NoOntologicalInertia completes his tirade]]. The resultant profanities are so utterly vile ''they kill you instantly''. (In this game, [[ImmortalLifeIsCheap more an inconvenience than anything else]].) Doing this is one of the ways the player can enhance Morte's Taunt special attack.
6th Jun '16 5:08:33 AM ChronoLegion
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** [[MagicFromTechnology Technomages]] claim they can also make anyone do certain things just by speaking certain words. The trilogy of novels about them, though, implies that it's all bullshit.

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** [[MagicFromTechnology Technomages]] claim they can also make anyone do certain things just by speaking certain words. The trilogy of novels about them, though, implies that it's all bullshit. There's a reason the Vorlons refer to them as "fabulists". While they are powerful in their own way ([[spoiler:especially those who have managed to unlock the most basic spells and know how to work in harmony with the tech]]), they tend to rely more on theatrics and misdirection, like a typical stage magician.
1st May '16 7:24:57 PM Qube
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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' Many Thu'um shouts are capable of harming foes, with things like sending them flying through the air, freezing them with cold, or summoning a storm to fry them with lightning. The Greybeards, an order of monks who have mastered this ability, have only one member skilled enough to speak in a normal tone of voice with enough restraint to avoid ''accidentally killing people by uttering a single word''. The big shock is that the Thu'um is the language of the dragons, and the game itself calls a fight between two dragons a 'deadly verbal debate'. According to in-game lore, Draconic is magical by virtue of being a perfectly logical language (with each word representing a single concept and only that, no room for ambiguity), which in turn makes the word equivalent to the concept it represents.

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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' Many Thu'um shouts are capable of harming foes, with things like sending them flying through the air, freezing them with cold, or summoning a storm to fry them with lightning. The Greybeards, an order of monks who have mastered this ability, have only one [[spoiler:human]] member skilled enough to who can still speak in a normal tone of voice with enough restraint to avoid without ''accidentally killing people by uttering a single word''. The big shock is that the Thu'um is the language of the dragons, and the game itself calls a fight between two dragons a 'deadly verbal debate'. According to in-game lore, Draconic is magical by virtue of being a perfectly logical language (with each word representing a single concept and only that, no room for ambiguity), which in turn makes the word equivalent to the concept it represents.
4th Mar '16 7:03:14 AM phantomreader42
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A subtrope of LanguageOfMagic. Compare to IKnowYourTrueName (which was split from this). Contrast and compare MagicalIncantation. Compare to BrownNote, which includes sounds, images and larger written works that have powerful negative effects on the audience. See also RitualMagic. HarshWordImpact is a metafictional version. Also compare SpeakOfTheDevil and TheScottishTrope. If the words themselves have no inheirent power, but a character is still harmed by them, that's VerbalWeakness.

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A subtrope of LanguageOfMagic. Compare to IKnowYourTrueName (which was split from this). Contrast and compare MagicalIncantation. Compare to BrownNote, which includes sounds, images and larger written works that have powerful negative effects on the audience. Contrast MakeMeWannaShout, where it's the act of speaking that causes the damage, and the words shouted are secondary if they're even intelligible. See also RitualMagic. HarshWordImpact is a metafictional version. Also compare SpeakOfTheDevil and TheScottishTrope. If the words themselves have no inheirent power, but a character is still harmed by them, that's VerbalWeakness.
21st Jan '16 10:06:03 AM Willbyr
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* [[spoiler:Yuu]] from ''Anime/KoreWaZombieDesuKa'' is so powerful that she [[CuteMute never speaks]] because her very words can [[RealityWarper affect reality]]. She can even kill someone just by speaking the word "die". The only defense against her words is to [[DisabilityImmunity be unable to hear them]].

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* [[spoiler:Yuu]] from ''Anime/KoreWaZombieDesuKa'' ''LightNovel/IsThisAZombie'' is so powerful that she [[CuteMute never speaks]] because her very words can [[RealityWarper affect reality]]. She can even kill someone just by speaking the word "die". The only defense against her words is to [[DisabilityImmunity be unable to hear them]].
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