This is one of the many fire-related tropes that were identified as part of the Kill It with Fire TRS thread
. Name suggestions and description/definition refinement suggestions are welcome and encouraged.
Indicies: This Index Is On Fire
Generally, fire conjured through magic will have properties that normal fire doesn't. A common variation is the ability to burn without fuel -- almost all magic fire can do that. Otherwise how could you do stupidy dangerous
things like fling around
Other possible properties of magical fire include, but are not limited to:
Those who have the power to Play With Fire
often use Magic Fire. Compare Cold Flames
, which appear to be fire but are just mind tricks that don't burn.
- In the movie She, the moon shining into a special underground chamber in the lost city creates a magical blue fire that turns mortal humans into immortals and causes people who're already immortal to instantly age to death.
- In Basic Dungeons & Dragons, Halfling clan strongholds each have a Crucible of Blackflame. Blackflame was a strange reverse fire that "burned" ashes and returned them to their original form.
- In GURPS: Magic you can create "Essential Flame" which will actually burn water elementals. A pyromaniac mage actually has a lot of fun options, besides the ever popular "Explosive Fireball" there is "Burning Death" which incinerates target from the inside out even if they're magically protected from fire.