History PlayingWith / MugglesDoItBetter

16th Jul '17 11:07:50 AM randomtroper89
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** For every powerful wizard that is capable of cutting through human armies, their are dozens if not hundreds of minors talents who would be hard pressed to fight a single armed human.


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** Wizards start using their WalkingTechbane abilities to knock human's technology back a few centuries to level the playing field.
11th Jul '17 5:21:08 PM ZombieAladdin
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** The police raid the lair of Darklord the Dark Mage. A few minutes later, they emerge from the castle with Darklord in handcuffs escorting him into a police car.

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** The police raid the lair of Darklord the Dark Mage. A few minutes later, they emerge from the castle Wizard Evulz, who surrenders on sight knowing he can't compete with Darklord in handcuffs escorting him the officers or their equipment. As he's handcuffed and escorted into a police car.car, he mutters to himself about how satellite imagery has allowed the cops to find his hidden lairs so quickly.
11th Jul '17 5:02:44 PM ZombieAladdin
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* '''Parodied''': A butter knife wielded by a fragile old man destroys the greatest wizard to ever exist.

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* '''Parodied''': '''Parodied''':
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A butter knife wielded by a fragile old man destroys the greatest wizard to ever exist.exist.
** The wizards all carry firearms, GPS devices, and smartphones in their knapsacks, knowing they can't compete in the battlefield without them.
** A wizard who's been practicing blindness spells gets his mind blown when a muggle shows him a can of mace.
** The police raid the lair of Darklord the Dark Mage. A few minutes later, they emerge from the castle with Darklord in handcuffs escorting him into a police car.
17th May '17 5:32:55 AM KillerClowns
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* '''Implied''': In the drama ''Troper Magic'', the focus is on a household that has both muggles and wizards in it. Although they don't fight, one side character has recently come back from war. The stories he tells imply that wizards held their own, but the muggles got a higher bodycount.

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In the drama ''Troper Magic'', the focus is on a household that has both muggles and wizards in it. Although they don't fight, one side character has recently come back from war. The stories he tells imply that wizards held their own, but the muggles got a higher bodycount.bodycount.
** The Dark Wizard Evulz wants to start TheMagicVersusTechnologyWar. When the President of the Magical World is told this, she simply says, "he's forgotten why we hide."
3rd Apr '17 12:07:03 AM randomtroper89
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* '''Exaggerated''': A single company of muggle troops in the wrong place and time screw up a thousand-year conflict between entire wizard power blocs.

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* '''Exaggerated''': '''Exaggerated''':
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A single company of muggle troops in the wrong place and time screw up a thousand-year conflict between entire wizard power blocs.



* '''Enforced''': There is an AncientConspiracy that keeps the wizarding world on a MedievalStasis, and thus provides an avenue to keep the more vile wizards from getting too full of themselves.

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* '''Enforced''': '''Invoked''': There is an AncientConspiracy that keeps the wizarding world on a MedievalStasis, and thus provides an avenue to keep the more vile wizards from getting too full of themselves.



* '''Invoked''': The writers wish to make a TakeThat to the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series, and thus decide to exploit the fact that modern military-grade hardware (let alone regular things like cell phones and medical procedures) has advanced greatly enough that the previous 'this is why only Wizard stuff can fix Wizard troubles' HandWave can be told to take a hike without breaking the WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief. That,or it's a RevengeFic of the "I Want To Blow Away Voldemort With MoreDakka' type.

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* '''Invoked''': '''Enforced''': The writers wish to make a TakeThat to the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series, and thus decide to exploit the fact that modern military-grade hardware (let alone regular things like cell phones and medical procedures) has advanced greatly enough that the previous 'this is why only Wizard stuff can fix Wizard troubles' HandWave can be told to take a hike without breaking the WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief. That,or That, or it's a RevengeFic of the "I Want To Blow Away Voldemort With MoreDakka' type.
25th Dec '16 7:44:08 PM marcoasalazarm
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** Next to what a wizard can do, Muggle tech is essentially SufficientlyAdvancedTechnology (think The Culture).

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** Next to what a wizard can do, Muggle tech is essentially SufficientlyAdvancedTechnology (think The Culture).Culture... or better yet, ''a common Zippo'' is more awe-inspiring that what a 'create fire' spell can do).
25th Dec '16 7:42:47 PM marcoasalazarm
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** Next to what a wizard can do, Muggle tech is essentially SufficientlyAdvancedTechnology (think The Culture).


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** Muggle technology is either BoringButPractical or SimpleYetAwesome, and easier to acquire. Stealing, making, buying or learning to use a .45 (and then getting rid of it) is a simply better choice than going through the decades-long quest to get the InfinityPlusOneSword, if your plan is to just kill one guy.
7th Dec '16 6:59:58 PM NoSpoilerz
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* '''Downplayed''': A wizard slaughters a company of muggle infantry only to get blown up by a cruise missile.

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A wizard slaughters a company of muggle infantry only to get blown up by a cruise missile.missile.
** There is a magical spell for many things, but they are always less efficient than an equivalent appliance.
6th Dec '16 12:08:18 AM marcoasalazarm
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* '''Invoked''': The writers wish to make a TakeThat to the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series, and thus decide to exploit the fact that modern military-grade hardware (let alone regular things like cell phones and medical procedures) has advanced greatly enough that the previous 'this is why Wizard stuff can only fix Wizard troubles' HandWave can be told to take a hike without breaking the WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief.
* '''Exploited''': A wizard challenges another wizard to a duel, only to pull out a colt and fill their opponent with lead.

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* '''Invoked''': The writers wish to make a TakeThat to the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series, and thus decide to exploit the fact that modern military-grade hardware (let alone regular things like cell phones and medical procedures) has advanced greatly enough that the previous 'this is why only Wizard stuff can only fix Wizard troubles' HandWave can be told to take a hike without breaking the WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief.
WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief. That,or it's a RevengeFic of the "I Want To Blow Away Voldemort With MoreDakka' type.
* '''Exploited''': A wizard challenges another wizard to a duel, only to pull out a colt Colt and fill their opponent with lead.



* '''Conversed''': "Never underestimate Muggles, my boy. What they lack in magic ability they make up for by a ''murderous'' capacity to adapt."

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* '''Conversed''': "Never underestimate Muggles, my boy. What they lack in magic ability they make up for by a ''murderous'' capacity to adapt.adapt and improvise. And I ''do'' mean "'''murderous'''"."
6th Dec '16 12:04:25 AM marcoasalazarm
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* '''Enforced''': ???

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* '''Enforced''': ???There is an AncientConspiracy that keeps the wizarding world on a MedievalStasis, and thus provides an avenue to keep the more vile wizards from getting too full of themselves.



* '''Invoked''': ???

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* '''Invoked''': ???The writers wish to make a TakeThat to the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series, and thus decide to exploit the fact that modern military-grade hardware (let alone regular things like cell phones and medical procedures) has advanced greatly enough that the previous 'this is why Wizard stuff can only fix Wizard troubles' HandWave can be told to take a hike without breaking the WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief.



* '''Conversed''': ???

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* '''Conversed''': ???"Never underestimate Muggles, my boy. What they lack in magic ability they make up for by a ''murderous'' capacity to adapt."
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