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She may be small, but don't underestimate her. This spunky little thing is packing enough heat to take down a Swiss Bank, and that's just with the spells she learned in kindergarten.

The Black Magician Girl is a character type frequently found in fantasy that is primarily an [[BlackMage offensive magic user]]. In personality, she is likely to be immature and outgoing, frequently a GenkiGirl and {{Tomboy}}. This is carried over to her design, which is far less likely to be as elaborate or impractical as the LadyOfBlackMagic. She's also far less likely to be MsFanservice than the Lady.

Physically, the Black Magician Girl is weaker than the fighters, often being a SquishyWizard or GlassCannon and being unable to attack for much, if any, damage. Her weapon of choice is usually a rod or staff, although ranged weapons are not uncommon, nor are [[ImprobableWeaponUser improbable ones]] such as books. Her primary role in combat is to stand back and pelt the enemy with FireIceLightning, not to [[GuysSmashGirlsShoot get down in]] [[JohnnyCash the mud, the blood and the beer]] [[GuysSmashGirlsShoot with the melee types]].

She will often be younger than TheHero, both physically and emotionally. Due to this, she will almost never be a love interest for him.

Black Magician Girls are, as the name would suggest, usually female, but male examples do exist. Black Magician Boys will be as immature as their female counterparts and may be physical cowards.

Subtrope of BlackMage. Compare to LadyOfBlackMagic, the other character archetype for {{Black Mage}}s found in fantasy. In personality and skillset, this trope is the inverse of the WhiteMagicianGirl, for which this character type is often a {{Foil}}. See also BlackMagic, which is magic that is ''evil'', and WhiteMage.

NOT to be confused with DarkMagicalGirl.

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!!Examples

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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Pictured above: ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'''s Lina Inverse.
* The Dark Magician Girl from ''Franchise/YuGiOh'', the TropeNamer, as well as Ancient Egyptian counterpart, Mana, whose early appearances show just why [[GenkiGirl extreme genkiness]] + [[BlackMage powerful magic]] = trouble before she [[LetsGetDangerous gets dangerous]].
* LargeHam [[spoiler:Lutecia]] in ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'', in sharp contrast to the more quiet WhiteMagicianGirl Caro. [[spoiler: [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS Yes]], ''[[EmotionlessGirl that]] [[DarkMagicalGirl Lutecia]]''. Looks like she was right in her belief that she'd get a "heart" once her mom revives.]]
* Schierke of {{Berserk}} could qualify, being a powerful witch and signifigantly younger than most other characters (except [[TagalongKid Isidro]]). However, her personality is almost a complete aversion, aside from tending towards being SkilledButNaive.
* Kirika Akatsuki from ''Anime/SenkiZesshouSymphogear G'' is the GenkiGirl and PerkyFemaleMinion of the TerribleTrio, who (along with Shirabe) is the youngest of the current Symphogear users. Her design bears strong resemblance to the TropeNamer, but since the series is a MagicalGirlWarrior show where the Symphogear users have MagiTek weapons, there is not much magic to use. Kirika also averts the part with the weak physical abilities, since she's physically stronger than Shirabe and Chris.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* A rare example who [[spoiler:does become a love interest eventually]], Ginny Weasley from ''HarryPotter'' fits this trope to a T.
* Maryine from the ''Literature/StoriesOfNypre'' series is this even when her powers are severely limited.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* Aika from ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia'' defines this personality-wise, despite arguably not being the best spellcaster.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' has Rydia, who starts out a child but undergoes a PlotRelevantAgeUp. To an extent, Rydia seems generally boisterous, but this is tempered by her past as the [[LastOfHisKind sole survivor]] of her DoomedHometown. She also isn't in love with any of the other heroes, but does serve as the unrequited love interest of Edge and comes to see Cecil as a father figure.
** Also Palom is a Black Magician Boy.
* [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX Vivi]] is a more contemplative Black Magician Boy than most of his female counterparts, but he packs more magic than any other mage into a body half their size!
* Subverted in ''VideoGame/LunarTheSilverStar''. Mia Ausa, the Black Magician Girl, is the quiet, friendly, introverted one; whereas Jessica de Alkirk, ostensibly the WhiteMagicianGirl, is the loud, brash one.
** Played straighter in the sequel ''[[Lunar2EternalBlueComplete Eternal Blue]]'' where Lemina (Mia's descendant) fits the trope by being the attack magic user and a GenkiGirl while Ronfar, the healer is...um, a brash gambling guy.
* The sprite kid Popoi from ''VideoGame/SecretOfMana'' is an [[{{Keet}} impulsive and energetic male version]] of this trope. Except in the German translation, where this character was generally referred to as female.
* Rita Mordio in ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'', {{Tsundere}} in personality and the [[SmartGuy brains]] of the playable characters. Worth noting she's only [[LesYay deredere]] [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship for the]] WhiteMagicianGirl Estelle.
* Female mages in ''FireEmblem'' tend to either be {{Badass Bookworm}}s or start as {{White Magician Girl}}s before becoming {{Magic Knight}}s through promotion, but there are still a few true Black Magician Girls (generally thunder or fire mages), including Tailto from the 4th game, Nino from the 7th, and Lute from the 8th. [[AChildShallLeadThem Empress Sanaki]] from the tenth (appears in the ninth game as well, but only in cut scenes). True to the above statement, her specialty is fire magic, but she's also skilled in thunder, wind, and light... and the ''only'' fully-promoted magic-user who can't use staves. And yes, she has the personality for it, much to Sigrun's consternation.
* Relm from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI''. While the other two female members of the team are also very powerful spellcasters, they're more {{Magic Knight}}s and she's the only one that [[BrattyHalfPint fits this personality type.]]
* Aurora from ''''VideoGame/BlackSigil'': Blade of the Exiled''. Tomboyish, [[FieryRedhead Fiery]], and ''[[PlayingWithFire loves]]'' tossing {{fireballs}} about.
* Annie from ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' is a cute, perky six-year-old girl who has a [[BearsAreBadNews magical pet bear]] and a penchant for fire magic.
* Arnaud from ''VideoGame/WildArms4'' makes a rare male example of the cowardly variety.
* Qara in ''NeverwinterNights2''.
* Arche of ''VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'''s Marisa Kirisame fits this trope to a T. Loud, brash, and a [[KleptomaniacHero pretty capable thief]] who uses her lifespan as an excuse for never returning anything she steals. Yet she's still one of the heroes of the setting, relatively speaking.
* Aht of ''VideoGame/RadiantHistoria'' fits the personality type of this trope so well you'd think the writers read this trope first. Her primary combat role is [[GameBreaker powerful trap]] and AreaOfEffect spells. She also comes with decent healing magic, but she's not as good in this role as WhiteMage Marco.
* GenkiGirl Arle from [[PuyoPuyo Madou Monogatari]] series is this. She's a [[OneManArmy One Girl Army]] who wanders around dungeon crawlers to beats up huge elephants, giant chickens, zombies, dragon girl, and ''Satan'' on her own simply with her magic, and [[BadAssAdorable she's just a kindergarten student]] in some of those games.
* Merrill in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'': [[GenkiGirl Genki]], {{moe}}, [[ThePollyanna optimistic]], dabbles in BloodMagic and [[DealWithTheDevil deals with demons]]. Her magic repertoire is strictly damage-dealing, and her two main specialty powers are called "[[CastFromHitPoints Blood of the First]]" and "Wrath of the Elvhen." Unusually, however, she's an adult and a potential LoveInterest.
* Melody Farklight in ''{{Nostalgia}}'', complete with tons of spunk (and a side helping of {{tsundere}}-ness).
* Vanille in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' is cute, funny, [[GenkiGirl genki]] and all around adorable. She's also the best Saboteur.
* [[AliceAllusion Alice]] in ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei''. One of the few demons capable of effortlessly maxing Magic stats, and a OneHitKO master as well, with her SignatureMove being ''"Die For Me!"'', the ultimate [[CastingAShadow Dark-aligned]] move.
* ''[[ManaKhemia2FallOfAlchemy Mana Khemia 2]]'' has Chloe, who has one of the highest magic stats in the game. Her inherent skills tend towards [[TheLegionsOfHell demon summoning]] and [[EnemyScan monster analysis]], both [[CastingAShadow dark elemental]], and her personality is... [[DarkChick rather]] [[NightmareFetishist fitting]].
* Melia from ''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}'' has several elements of this, despite being technically [[Really700YearsOld the oldest party member]], being a High Entia. She's the only party member capable of manipulating [[MagicByAnyOtherName ether]] by herself, and has a few nasty {{Limit Break}}s under her sleeve.
* The various ''NipponIchi'' StrategyRPG games have witches and mages, usually mastering different elements.
* Refia from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIII [[TheRemake DS]]'', if changing her class to Black Mage.
* ''VideoGame/BatenKaitos'' features one as a major plot twist: [[spoiler:It turns out under that mask and odd clothing, ''Mizuti'' is a 14 year old girl.]]
* Guillo from ''VideoGame/BatenKaitos'' is an odd example, being a genderless godcraft that was made by combining the souls and personalities of both a male and female sorcerer. It just barely qualifies because it has a female figure and mannerisms, and openly admits to being in love with Sagi.
* Nico Minoru in ''VideoGame/MarvelAvengersAlliance'' specializes in offensive magic and bigger emphasis is put on PerkyGoth aspects of her personality than with her [[ComicBook/{{Runaways}} comics counterpart]], who is more of a LadyOfBlackMagic.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Angelika, from ''Webcomic/OurLittleAdventure'' is a straight example. Even Emily the SquishyWizard doesn't match Angelika's offensive magical power in combat.
* One of the main characters in Van Von Hunter exemplifies this trope to the point of parody.
* Webcomic/{{Evon}}, of the comic of the same name. An UnskilledButStrong (but improving) magic user who can go full-on PersonOfMassDestruction when stressed.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Charmcaster from ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}''. She's got the brash, forceful personality down; but unlike most examples listed, she's a villain.
** As of the ''[[Ben10UltimateAlien Ultimate Alien]]'', that status gets somewhat blurred. (Basically, we find out that EvenEvilHasLovedOnes... about ten minutes before we find out that evil with loved ones is still evil. [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds It's still hard to not feel sorry for her]].)
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