A PureMagicBeing is [[MadeOfMagic magic incarnate]]. Such beings have extraordinarily strong magical powers, sometimes approaching godlike levels. For Pure Magic Beings, magical energy is frequently indistinguishable from LifeEnergy, so that running out of magic power means death, or fading out of existence. Things that consume or drain magic can be very dangerous to Pure Magic Beings.

Although reminiscent of EnergyBeings, Pure Magic Beings usually have physical forms, though those forms are sometimes rather mutable.

See also: CastFromHitPoints, PureEnergy. May overlap with OurPhlebotinumChild.


[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Yue from ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura.'' As a being created from the moon (which is only able to reflect power, not generate it) he is in danger of ceasing to exist because Sakura is too young to generate enough magic to support his existence.
* In some way, this could be said of [[spoiler:the majority of the MagicWorld's denizens]] in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''.
* There are several classes of living sentient beings made of pure magic in the ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' series:
** {{Familiar}}s are created when a powerful mage infuses a dying animal with their mana, giving it sentience and replacing its physical body with one of pure magic. To continue existing, the familiar must be continuously fed with more mana by the master.
** Unison Devices are magical constructs with [=AIs=] sophisticated enough to count as characters independent of their wielders. Some Unison Devices even verge on the OurPhlebotinumChild territory.
** Living Programs are perhaps the most obvious example: sentient humanoid constructs created from magic by a powerful magical artifact, such as the Book of Darkness, which created the Wolkenritter in ''A's'' and their replacements, the Materials, in the PSP AlternateContinuity. In ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs A's]]'', the Wolkenritter [[spoiler:[[DisappearsIntoLight disappear into light]] where drained of their {{mana}}]], and their nature becomes a ''major'' weakness in ''[[Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce Force]]'' where they are vulnerable to the Eclipse infectees and their dividers. [[spoiler: Signum is in the hospital for ''months'' thanks to Cypha tearing her to shreds]].
* The mazoku in ''{{LightNovel/Slayers}}'' are primarily astral beings, so their physical manifestation is only a projection amounting to a fraction of their true power. Also, since the astral domain is ruled by PsychoactivePowers (being the domain of the mind/soul) this gives them the ability to be directly bolstered or harmed by emotions, and the WeaksauceWeakness that the harm to their ego caused by fully acknowledging more powerful beings could literally cause one to disappear in a PuffOfLogic.
* ''LightNovel/DateALive: [[TheMovie Mayuri Judgment]]'' features the titular Mayuri, created from the collective energy possessed by the [[MagicalGirlWarrior Spirits]]. She inherited their feelings for [[TheHero Shido]] and has been observing their dates over the course of the movie. Unlike the regular Spirits, however, Mayuri does not possess complete control over her [[WeaponOfChoice Angel]], which goes on a rampage, [[spoiler:forcing Mayuri to sacrifice her life to stop it]].
** [[spoiler:Later volumes reveal [[MotherlyScientist Reine]] is one as well. More specifically, she is the First Spirit to appear on Earth. All Spirits that came after her were regular humans that she turned into Spirits to further her plans to reunite with Shido.]]

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Dormammu from ''Comicbook/DoctorStrange'', of an entire race of such beings called Faltine. He and his sister are [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch considered abominations]] for they crave matter rather than energy.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'', Lilith the First Witch WasOnceAMan, but over time became a being of pure evil magic [[spoiler:after discovering Dark Magic went it was sent to Equus by Morning Star]]. This has caused her to go from a mortal woman to an EldritchAbomination powerful enough to destroy the entire world. [[spoiler:This causes her first death when Magic Star uses the Alicorn Amulet to seal her magic away, reverting her back to a woman...which is so shriveled and drained that she crumbles to dust.]]

* In ''[[Literature/TheChroniclesOfThomasCovenant The Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant]]'':
** The Elohim people are Earthpower incarnate.
** Covenant himself is transfigured into a being of pure Wild Magic at the end of ''White Gold Wielder''.
* Simkin from ''Literature/TheDarkswordTrilogy''
* The fairies from ''Literature/TheLastRune'' series by Mark Anthony. When they travel to Earth, where magical power isn't nearly as common as on Eldh, they suffer horrific pain and slowly die unless they take special drugs.
* The gods in Trudi Canavan's ''Literature/TheAgeOfTheFive''.
* Many of Creator/HPLovecraft's {{Eldritch Abomination}}s, including Cthulhu, Azathoth, and certain avatars of Nyarlathotep.
* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'':
** Most of the non-humans that Harry Dresden encounters are Fae, beings made of Ectoplasm and magic. Because magic is so intrinsic to their nature, they have perfect control over their use of it, unlike wizards. Wizards have spillage, and so they can't use modern technology because they short it out. [[WordOfGod The world]] simply doesn't like Harry Dresden.
** It's unclear if Angels and Demons (which do exist) are made of Soulfire and Hellfire, respectively, or just use it as a power. Because both of those magics are fueled from one's soul, they would be perfect examples of this trope.
* Spren in ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive''. Though some of them are very powerful and intelligent in their own Realm, they can have very little direct effect on the Physical Realm, and are also almost mindless there unless they find a human to bond to. Such a bond lets the spren use the human's brain and the human use the spren's powers.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Espers and the Ultima Weapon in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI''. You can actually kill Ultima Weapon by draining its MP to zero.
** Several normal enemies (generally with a consistent techno-organic design scheme) also follow this, down to dying if their magic points are zeroed out.
* The BigBad of ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2'', the King of Shadows is a creature of pure shadow weave magic.
* BigBad Pain Elemental [[EldritchAbomination Chzo]] of the ''VideoGame/ChzoMythos''. [[spoiler: He'd actually die of magical starvation if he ever crossed over to our dimension since there isn't enough magic to sustain him.]]
* The [[PhysicalGod "Aggregate Sentiences"]] in ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'' are this, and since the same spirits show up as [[SummonMagic summons]] in most instalments of the ''VideoGame/TalesSeries'', it's theorized that this is the case for other instances of the spirits as well. [[spoiler: In the case of Abyss, the definition is important in a FridgeBrilliance way; [[TheHero Luke]] fits the definition of one particularly important Aggregate Sentience - Lorelei - due to being a replica.]]
* Ghosts and other strange things in ''VideoGame/{{Atelier}}'' games effectively have 0 HP, but they will, uh, die when they have 0 MP. It's possible for a ghost character --such as the recurring character Pamela-- to, well, kill themselves by casting spells that require more MP than they have.
* Xerath is ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' performed a ritual to turn himself into one of these, as a human body was limiting his power.
* The Fae in ''VideoGame/KingdomsOfAmalurReckoning'' are described as beings of pure magic. This actually works against them -- the [[GreenRocks Prismere]] that empowers the Tuatha warps their minds due to the Prismere screwing with the magic within them, which is why all of them are such brutal destructive warmongers. Mortals on the other hand can wield Prismere with no ill effects.
* The ''VideoGame/{{Shantae}}'' series has the full genies, who are beings made of pure Light Magic. The reason why full genies no longer exist is because they drained themselves of magic in the past to defeat a threat, forcing them back to their MagicalLand as they could no longer sustain themselves in the physical world.
* The [[OurMonstersAreDifferent Monsters]] in ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' are mostly made of magic, which attunes them to their SOUL. This is makes them physically weaker than humans, as they die when attacked by someone with enough ill will, but they can become much more powerful if they absorb the SOUL of a human. When a monster dies, their body turns to dust.
* In ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'': ''Revelator'', it's revealed that [[spoiler:Axl Low and I-no are [[NotSoDifferent both]] "magical foci", basically bundles of sentient magical information]].

[[folder: Webcomics]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'':
** The nether demons are made out of pure nether {{Mana}}, a far more potent version of the energy Fae use for sorcery. They exist in alternate universes, that any summoner with proper training can open a gate into and unleash them onto the world. These demons have no physical form and typically are unintelligent, spending all their time in the physical world feeding off of mana and auras of the plants and animals around them. They are feared and hated by most Drow, as demons also having the nasty habit of invading the bodies of aura bearing creatures, either simply tainting them, or taking over their entire body and killing the host, well twisting it into a mindless creature that attacks anything nearby.
** [[spoiler: It is revealed later in the series that the ''audience and readers'' of ''Drowtales'' are in fact also demons, which can only be seen by Kiel.]]
* ''Dan And Mab's Furry Adventures'': [[http://http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1710.php A recent page]] strongly implies that Clan leaders (Cubi who have ascended to Tri-Wing status) become this during their ascension [[spoiler:if they survive the process]].
* ''Webcomic/TheDementiaOfMagic'': Nasal flies are creatures made of pure magic. However, they're made of pure ''faulty'' magic, created when mages cast spells completely incorrectly, to the point where the spell winds up not doing anything else other than making a nasal fly.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* The enchantress Mara, from the 1981 cartoon series ''WesternAnimation/{{Blackstar}}''.
* One episode of Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' TV series featured Genie being hunted by a magic-eating creature.
* On ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}},'' [[TheHero Goliath]] describes [[TheFairFolk the Third Race]] as "beings of pure magic." Their ruler, [[ChaoticNeutral Oberon]], is basically a PhysicalGod, and even [[GreatGazoo Puck]] manages to shapeshift an entire city twice in one night.
* In ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'', Anodites are [[MadeOfMagic Made of]] [[TheForce Mana]], essentially making them lesser {{Reality Warper}}s without casting any real spells. In [[ShoutOut very much the same vein]] as the aforementioned (but obscure) Faltine of Marvel comics.
* The Father, the Son and the Daughter in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars.''