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4th Nov '17 2:01:59 PM MarkLungo
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* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'': The science, [[MagicPoweredPseudoscience later revealed to be powered by magic]] which is [[ZigZaggedTrope then itself revealed]] to be [[SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic governed by its own consistent rules and likely entirely analyzable]],[[labelnote:*]]The workings of the universe's "magic" are explained in portions at length, and seem to be [[MagicFromTechnology part of the scientific laws of the universe and only called magic]].[[/labelnote]] is entirely divorced from reality but nothing if not internally consistent. [[MagicAIsMagicA Magic A is definitely Magic A]]. Just misses Mohs/PhysicsPlus due to softeners handwaved by the in-universe LawOfNarrativeCausality (''also'' hinted to be one of the natural laws guiding magic), like violations of the square-cube law, the mysterious force that causes the "dramatic hair-in-the-wind effect," and, formerly, characters' [[{{Hammerspace}} ability to summon hammers for comedic effect]]--which has since been explained meticulously to slot neatly into the universe's rules after all.

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* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'': The science, [[MagicPoweredPseudoscience later revealed to be powered by magic]] which is [[ZigZaggedTrope then itself revealed]] to be [[SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic governed by its own consistent rules and likely entirely analyzable]],[[labelnote:*]]The analyzable]],[[note]]The workings of the universe's "magic" are explained in portions at length, and seem to be [[MagicFromTechnology part of the scientific laws of the universe and only called magic]].[[/labelnote]] [[/note]] is entirely divorced from reality but nothing if not internally consistent. [[MagicAIsMagicA Magic A is definitely Magic A]]. Just misses Mohs/PhysicsPlus due to softeners handwaved by the in-universe LawOfNarrativeCausality (''also'' hinted to be one of the natural laws guiding magic), like violations of the square-cube law, the mysterious force that causes the "dramatic hair-in-the-wind effect," and, formerly, characters' [[{{Hammerspace}} ability to summon hammers for comedic effect]]--which has since been explained meticulously to slot neatly into the universe's rules after all.



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8th Oct '17 2:51:18 PM Zaptech
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* ''Videogame/{{Destiny}}'' is a setting that verges somewhere around this, for while the [[SufficientlyAdancedAlien Traveler's]] [[RealityWarper Light]], the powers of the [[EldtritchAbomination Darkness]], and other [[TimeTravel esoteric]] [[PsychicPowers abilities]] approach fantasy-style magic, all of it is treated in a scientific manner in-universe. While Light itself is not consistently understood, this is mostly because the characters are operating on incomplete knowledge and piecing together their history.

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* ''Videogame/{{Destiny}}'' is a setting that verges somewhere around this, for while the [[SufficientlyAdancedAlien [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien Traveler's]] [[RealityWarper Light]], the powers of the [[EldtritchAbomination [[EldritchAbomination Darkness]], and other [[TimeTravel esoteric]] [[PsychicPowers abilities]] approach fantasy-style magic, all of it is treated in a scientific manner in-universe. While Light itself is not consistently understood, this is mostly because the characters are operating on incomplete knowledge and piecing together their history.
8th Oct '17 2:50:57 PM Zaptech
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* ''Videogame/{{Destiny}}'' is a setting that verges somewhere around this, for while the [[SufficientlyAdancedAlien Traveler's]] [[RealityWarper Light]], the powers of the [[EldtritchAbomination Darkness]], and other [[TimeTravel esoteric]] [[PsychicPowers abilities]] approach fantasy-style magic, all of it is treated in a scientific manner in-universe. While Light itself is not consistently understood, this is mostly because the characters are operating on incomplete knowledge and piecing together their history.
13th May '17 5:09:30 PM nombretomado
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* ''StarCraft'': A borderline case of this category. While it's certainly not as soft as Literature/{{Lensman}} Or Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion, there are a number of scientifically questionable elements throughout, particularly found in the nonhuman races. On the other hand, most Terran technology seems, if not realistic, then plausible, save for a few elements such as gravity manipulation. Then there's PsychicPowers, which have no justification at all, but that's to be expected, considering they're a [[MagicByAnyOtherName stand in for magic.]]

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* ''StarCraft'': ''VideoGame/StarCraft'': A borderline case of this category. While it's certainly not as soft as Literature/{{Lensman}} Or Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion, there are a number of scientifically questionable elements throughout, particularly found in the nonhuman races. On the other hand, most Terran technology seems, if not realistic, then plausible, save for a few elements such as gravity manipulation. Then there's PsychicPowers, which have no justification at all, but that's to be expected, considering they're a [[MagicByAnyOtherName stand in for magic.]]
28th Apr '17 2:46:59 PM mariofan1000
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[[AC: Western Animation]]
* Rick from ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' is a powerful, universe hopping super-genius, but the show stays pretty consistent in what he can and can't do - It's explicitly stated that he can't bring back the dead, for instance. He ''can'' travel to alternate universes, though, which offers the show something of a wildcard in this regard, allowing them to bend the boundaries of the show.
31st Dec '16 10:16:45 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{Animorphs}}'' probably fits here the best. The rules are fairly consistent (No morphs more than two hours long or they're permanent, Z-space, etc), if made up. The kids do test out their shapeshifting powers a little bit, but mainly to figure out where the rules and limitations are, such as clothes. Beyond that, they're all high-school teenagers. None of them have the information (or the time and inclination) to figure it out.

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* ''{{Animorphs}}'' ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' probably fits here the best. The rules are fairly consistent (No morphs more than two hours long or they're permanent, Z-space, etc), if made up. The kids do test out their shapeshifting powers a little bit, but mainly to figure out where the rules and limitations are, such as clothes. Beyond that, they're all high-school teenagers. None of them have the information (or the time and inclination) to figure it out.
29th Sep '16 6:23:32 AM KillerClowns
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* ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}''. It's as realisitic and internally consistent as a Grand Strategy game has to be to work, but beyond that, it's positively dotted with [[SpaceWhale space-borne creatures]], inexplicable anomalies, PsychcPowers, and the odd EldrtchAbomination. Many mysteries are left pointedly unexplained.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}''. It's as realisitic and internally consistent as a Grand Strategy game has to be to work, but beyond that, it's positively dotted with [[SpaceWhale space-borne creatures]], inexplicable anomalies, PsychcPowers, PsychicPowers, and the odd EldrtchAbomination.EldritchAbomination. Many mysteries are left pointedly unexplained.
29th Sep '16 6:23:02 AM KillerClowns
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* ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}''. It's as realisitic and internally consistent as a Grand Strategy game has to be to work, but beyond that, it's positively dotted with [[SpaceWhale space-borne creatures]], inexplicable anomalies, PsychcPowers, and the odd EldrtchAbomination. Many mysteries are left pointedly unexplained.
28th Jan '16 12:03:54 PM MarqFJA
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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': A lot of the AppliedPhlebotinum in this series involves branches of biology and engineering that neither exist in real life nor are ever likely to exist. "Metaphysical biology," for example -- [[Characters/NeonGenesisEvangelion Doctor Kozo Fuyutsuki's]] specialty -- is kind of like genetics, only it involves human souls instead of genes. While there is so much bizarre phlebotinum that it's impossible to keep track of what's ACTUALLY supposed to do what, it's still usually internally consistent.

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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': A lot of the AppliedPhlebotinum in this series involves branches of biology and engineering that neither exist in real life nor are ever likely to exist. "Metaphysical biology," for example -- [[Characters/NeonGenesisEvangelion Doctor Kozo Fuyutsuki's]] Fuyutsuki's specialty -- is kind of like genetics, only it involves human souls instead of genes. While there is so much bizarre phlebotinum that it's impossible to keep track of what's ACTUALLY supposed to do what, it's still usually internally consistent.
26th Nov '15 10:53:08 PM NozzDogg
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* The ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' mostly runs on Radium, which apparently allows for ships fast enough to make trips between the inner planets only take weeks and trips to Jupiter only take months. Weaponry tends to be consistently explained and logical, although the setting does of course ignore the energy requirements. However, Rocket Age also includes psychic powers and immaterial beings and offers no real explanation.
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