Do We Have This One?
? I've seen a lot of tropes that play off the concept but never a trope about this concept in general. Also might need a better title
to avoid confusion with actual real life faith healing.
As we all know, Religion Is Magic
. In many cases, it's a particular type of a magic: healing magic.
Whether or not religion can provide offensive powers as well
, healing magic is almost always religious in nature. Whether it's God
, a specific god in a pantheon, the ancestors, or nature itself, if you want to patch this guy up, someone had better be connected with The Powers That Be
. This is often extended to priests being the only or primary users of healing magic.
Please note that, for something to qualify, it must meet these two criteria:
Seen It a Million Times
- This has to be healing magic, not just men of the clergy being medics as well.
- Religion must be the only or primary way to use healing magic. If it's one of many sources, it doesn't count.
- All classes in World of Warcraft capable of healing (Priest, Paladin, Shaman, Druid, and soon-to-be Monk) are religious in nature. In addition, the Draenei's racial ability, Gift of the Naaru, is granted because of the species' deep religious faith.