Black Magician Girl

Go ahead, comment on her cup size. See where it gets you.

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 offensive magic user. In personality, she is likely to be immature and outgoing, frequently a Genki Girl and Tomboy. This is carried over to her design, which is far less likely to be as elaborate or impractical as the Lady of Black Magic. She's also far less likely to be Ms. Fanservice than the Lady.

Physically, the Black Magician Girl is weaker than the fighters, often being a Squishy Wizard or Glass Cannon 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 improbable ones such as books. Her primary role in combat is to stand back and pelt the enemy with Fire, Ice, Lightning, not to get down in the mud, the blood and the beer with the melee types.

She will often be younger than The Hero, 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 Black Mage. Compare to Lady of Black Magic, the other character archetype for Black Mages found in fantasy. In personality and skillset, this trope is the inverse of the White Magician Girl, for which this character type is often a Foil. See also Black Magic, which is magic that is evil, and White Mage.

NOT to be confused with Dark Magical Girl.


Examples

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    Anime & Manga 

    Literature 
  • A rare example who does become a love interest eventually, Ginny Weasley from Harry Potter fits this trope to a T.
  • Maryine from the Stories Of Nypre series is this even when her powers are severely limited.

     Live Action TV 
  • Enid Nightshade gets upgraded to this in The Worst Witch TV adaptation. She is shown using her magic offensively far more often that the rest of the girls. Her book personality gets swapped to become more mischievous and spunky after becoming proper friends with Mildred.

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    Web Comics 
  • Angelika, from Our Little Adventure is a straight example. Even Emily the Squishy Wizard 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.
  • Evon, of the comic of the same name. An Unskilled, but Strong (but improving) magic user who can go full-on Person of Mass Destruction when stressed.
  • For the first half of Errant Story, Meji pretty much takes this Up to Eleven (note, on the subject of improbable weapons, that she uses her familiar as a bludgeoning weapon!), albeit with no intention of being a team player. Then she gets, well, Senilisized ... and she goes from taking it up to eleven, to taking it up to about 342.
  • All five Agents of the Realm are girls and, with exception of Norah's shield, all have purely offensive powers. Additionally, Kendall and Adele fit very well with personality.

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Alternative Title(s):

Black Magician Boy