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[[caption-width-right:328:Black is the new black.]]

->''"I got a black magic woman\\
Got me so blind I can't see\\
That she's a black magic woman\\
She's tryin' to make a devil out of me"''
-->-- '''Music/{{Santana}}''' (CoveredUp from Music/FleetwoodMac)

She's elegant, she's composed, and she's graceful. She's also packing enough magic to level half a city. The Lady of Black Magic is a character type found in fantasy who is primarily an [[BlackMage offensive magic user]].

Personality-wise, a Lady of Black Magic is elegant and more mature than TheHero. She may be an IceQueen.

In design, this character will almost always be wearing something feminine, usually a dress of some sort. Unlike the LadyOfWar, the Lady of Black Magic can be MsFanservice.

Physically, [[SquishyWizard she'll be weaker than the melee type fighters]], and will usually be equipped with a rod or [[GuysSmashGirlsShoot ranged weapon]]. Very rarely she will have a melee weapon, but it will be weaker or less impressive than the hero's. Her primary combat role is to [[GlassCannon unleash destructive]] {{Black Mag|e}}ic, although she will occasionally have secondary healing, buffing, or debuffing abilities, as well. Occasionally, she will be a MagicKnight, in which case she is also a LadyOfWar.

Ladies of Black Magic are AlwaysFemale (GentlemanWizard is the [[GenderFlipped male counterpart]]), unlike their counterparts BlackMagicianGirl and WhiteMagicianGirl. She is rarely a LoveInterest for TheHero, although if she is it will often be part of a DefrostingIceQueen plot. Instead, she's usually older than TheHero and fills the role of a bigger sister, often a CoolBigSis, or [[TeamMom maternal figure]].

Subtrope of BlackMage. Compare to BlackMagicianGirl, the other stock character type for offensive mages in fantasy who is often younger and less mature. Contrast WhiteMage and WhiteMagicianGirl, to whom this character type is often a {{Foil}}, and BlackMagic.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Urd from ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' is a {{Physical God}}dess who has the [[GracefulLadiesLikePurple appearance]], elemental affinities of [[PlayingWithFire fire]] and [[ShockAndAwe lightning]], and an [[GuardianAngel Angel]] named "World of Elegance". However, she doesn't have the composure, instead being headstrong, short-tempered, and bratty.
* ''Manga/FairyTail'':
** Ultear Milkovich is aloof, graceful, raven-haired, and a very powerful wizard adept in several magics, namely [[TimeMaster Arc of Time]], which she can use to [[RapidAging age]], [[ResetButton rewind]], or [[TimeStandsStill stop]] the time of objects, which include her opponents' attacks. During her fight with Gray, she uses [[AnIcePerson Ice-]][[ShapingYourAttacks Make]] to attack with ''flowers'' made of ice.
** Juvia Lockser is a ProperLady, being demure and composed when she isn't jealous or hammy, and many times she's been shown to be very powerful with her [[MakingASplash Water]] magic.
** Minerva Orland is the cruel {{Ojou}} of Sabertooth, likes wearing elegant dresses like a {{Qipao}}, and has an air of grace as she [[HavingABlast blasts]] anything in her line of sight with her [[SpaceMaster Territory]] magic.
** The best example within the series is Irene Belserion, [[spoiler:the inventor of Dragon Slayer Magic]]. A beautiful, voluptuous woman, she's dressed in a revealing witch outfit and has a composed and knowledgeable demeanor. She's also regarded as a [[TheArchmage High Enchanter]], having the magical power to [[{{Terraform}} alter]] landscapes and climates so much that she can create a gigantic fireball and [[RealityWarper rewrite the geography]] of an entire country.
* ''Manga/GirlsBravo'': [[CuteAndPsycho Lisa Fukuyama]] is a self-taught BlackMagicianGirl, who's well on her way to becoming a full-fledged sorceress. She already dresses the part, in a shoulderless black dress and matching high-heels, along with gold jewelry. And she certainly has the attitude, [[LetsGetDangerous once she decides to get serious]], as Tomo learned the hard way.
-->'''Lisa: (imperiously)''' "I think it's time you learn [[CurbstompBattle what happens]] to those [[TemptingFate who dare to oppose me...]] '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpKZa7zy9H0 NOW TREMBLE BEFORE THE POWER OF THE NETHERWORLD!!"]]'''
-->'''*unleashes spell that sends Tomo and all three of her summons flying*'''
* Kagura from ''Manga/{{Inuyasha}}'' is this and a LadyOfWar, having a reserved and graceful demeanor and using her CombatHandFan to call down [[BlowYouAway wind spells]] that can [[RazorWind slice enemies]], and [[{{Necromancer}} resurrect corpses as her personal puppets]].
* Miyuki Shiba of ''LightNovel/TheIrregularAtMagicHighSchool'' is the embodiment of the YamatoNadeshiko. She has a tremendous amount of magic power, and her [[AreaOfEffect AoE]] magic allowed her to defeat a whole warehouse of soldiers with [[OneHitKo one spell]].
* Kurohime of ''Manga/{{Kurohime}}'' is the world's most powerful witch and famed for her beauty, cruelty, and power.
* ''Manga/MagiLabyrinthOfMagic'':
** Yamraiha is one of the Sindria Kingdom's [[BadassCrew Eight Generals]] and a powerful and gentle lady of a sorceress whose specialty is [[MakingASplash water magic]].
** Dunya Musta'sim, a FallenPrincess and member of [[NebulousEvilOrganization Al-Thamen]]. She retains her polite and princessly manners even as she uses [[ShockAndAwe lightning magic]] or manipulates sand to lay waste on her enemies.
* As the daughter of the Yamato no Orochi of legend, Kodama Himegami in ''Manga/MakenKi'' is royalty dating back more than 2,000 years. She's known for her reserved demeanor and [[ElegantGothicLolita gothic lolita fashion]], but if her wrath is incurred, she can [[http://www.mangatown.com/manga/maken_ki/c023/35.html unseal Yasakani]] -- a Maken containing the power of [[spoiler:[[http://www.mangatown.com/manga/maken_ki/c023/36.html the original 8 combined.]]]] And she can also cast [[http://www.mangatown.com/manga/maken_ki/c048/6.html high-level spells]] and [[http://www.mangatown.com/manga/maken_ki/c048/7.html summons.]]
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' has Mei Terumi, the Fifth Mizukage and a [[MsFanservice beautiful]] [[ChristmasCake older woman]] who prefers using powerful [[ElementalPowers elemental]] [[FunctionalMagic ninjutsu]] to attack from afar. Such ninjutsu includes Lava Release, a combination of Fire and Earth, ''and'' Boil Release, Water and Fire. She's good enough at her ninjutsu that even [[spoiler:[[OneManArmy Madara Uchiha]]]] was impressed.
* Kuesu from ''Manga/OmamoriHimari'' seems too young to be one as a sixteen-year old but has the grace befitting her status as heiress of the Jinguji, a demon slayer family who are masters of [[BlackMage Western dark magic]].
* Takius from ''Anime/RagnarokTheAnimation'' is a dark and elegant Magician with a magical emphasis on ShockAndAwe and KillItWithIce. She later [[spoiler:ascends to [[PrestigeClass Sage]]]].
* ''Manga/SailorMoon'':
** Michiru Kaiou, also known as Sailor Neptune. Refined, classy, and beautiful, she [[MakingASplash uses powerful water-based attacks]] and her Deep Aqua Mirror, a MagicMirror that can dispel illusions and teleport people. She's easily the most mature and elegant of the Sailor Guardians, and forms half of a BattleCouple with Uranus.
** Queen Nehellenia. A VainSorceress obsessed with her beauty, she has a regal bearing as Queen of the Dead Moon, and can cast powerful waves of darkness energy.
* ''Manga/TheSevenDeadlySins'' has Merlin, a gender-flipped version of {{Myth/Merlin}} of Arthurian Lore. Composed, knowledgable, and mature, she is a powerful and dangerous magic user and one of the titular sins. She is the Boar's Sin of Gluttony. A ForScience-type of a mage, she will expand her knowledge by experimenting on even her allies. She knows few proper healing magics, instead favoring on more offensive means, like a little demon slug that eats all one's internal organs is altered to just eat tumors.
* Arachne Gorgon, the second BigBad of ''Manga/SoulEater''. The leader of the Organization "Arachnophobia", she's also a powerful Witch like her younger sister Medusa, but much more [[WickedCultured refined]] and aristocratic. Her spells don't attack directly but from within, and she can blast people's minds.
* Miyu and Reiha from ''Manga/VampirePrincessMiyu'' are both very elegant and aloof. Miyu is a JapaneseVampire who attacks with [[PlayingWithFire ruby-red fire]], while Reiha is a [[{{Youkai}} yuki-onna]] who attacks with [[KillItWithIce ice]].
* ''Words Worth'': Maria is garbed in [[WomanInWhite a flowing white robe]] (though it has split seams, [[ShesGotLegs showing plenty of leg]]), a sea green cloak, and sandals. She's also [[StoryBreakerPower a high-level Paladin]], who specializes in [[LightEmUp white magic]], and is known for her signature spell: [[KameHamehadoken "Mystral Window".]]
* ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'' has Aki Izayoi, who was known as the Black Rose Witch when she was a DarkActionGirl. Reserved, and aloof, she has tremendous PsychicPowers that she used to make her cards' attacks real in the form of [[CombatTentacles vines]] and [[KillItWithFire fire]] before her HeelFaceTurn.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* The ComicBook/ScarletWitch has this role in ''ComicBook/TheAvengers''. She's usually dressed in elegant [[LadyInRed red]] costumes, and her [[WindsOfDestinyChange chaos magic]] is powerful enough to make her a RealityWarper.
* Nightflame from Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} story ''Comicbook/DemonSpawn'' subverts the type. Although she is a powerful mage, she is also a formidable physical fighter and swordswoman.
* Magica De Spell from the ''ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse'', who was designed by Creator/CarlBarks this way in order to subvert the WickedWitch trope. DependingOnTheWriter, she either can only cast her spells with the help of magical artifacts, or has inherent magical powers. In any case, her favorite offensive weapons are her foof bombs.
* Sistah Spooky from ''Comicbook/{{Empowered}}'', a powerful gothy superhero who made a hellpact with a demon to use black magic.
* ComicBook/{{Hela}} of ''ComicBook/TheMightyThor''. An evil death goddess of vast mystical sorcery with a fondness for wearing [[MsFanservice tight catsuits]] and speaking FloweryElizabethanEnglish, and composed, elegant, and prideful. Unlike most she's also very capable in [[MagicKnight hand to hand and swordsmanship]], doubling as a [[DarkActionGirl Dark]] LadyOfWar.
* Nico Minoru of the ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'' usually works like this, [[GothGirlsKnowMagic wearing elegant and elaborate Gothic clothing]] and casting magic through the Staff of One. Though, being still a teenager, she can slip into BlackMagicianGirl sometimes, but also being the TeamMom makes her more of this trope than the former.
* Comicbook/{{Raven}} of ''ComicBook/TeenTitans''. She's dark, aloof, and has many supernatural and sorcerous powers.
* ''Comicbook/XMen'':
** ComicBook/IllyanaRasputin, AKA Magik of the ''Comicbook/XMen'', serves as a cross between this and MagicKnight by fighting with her sorcery and Soulsword.
** ComicBook/{{Storm}} is the queen of Wakanda and PhysicalGoddess, and her mutant powers give her control over the elements, which she commands with a regal air.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' has Wanda Maximoff, the Scarlet Witch, much like her canon counterpart. This version, however, was trained by Doctor Strange as his apprentice and is therefore a much more accomplished sorceress.
* The ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' fic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10314079/1/The-Eye-Contact-Rule The Eye Contact Rule]]'' portrays [[UsedToBeASweetKid Young!]]Cinder as one: she's a kind girl who calmly explains magic to the protagonist, and comforts her on their first day at Beacon Academy.

[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* Elsa from ''Disney/{{Frozen}}''. A reserved and elegant queen dressed in a silky blue gown, she has ice magic so strong that she accidentally puts Arendelle in eternal winter. Interestingly, she doesn't want her magical powers until she undergoes CharacterDevelopment.
* Maleficent from ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' has a dark and elegant appearance, having beautiful features and wearing a black robe lined with purple, and is a regal and ''very'' powerful sorceress of dark magic. She calls herself "[[RedBaron Mistress of all Evil]]" for a reason.
* The Evil Queen from ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'', a VainSorceress of Black Magic. However, she loses her grace and beauty when she [[EvilMakeover turns herself into an old hag]].

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* [[MsFanservice Luster]] in ''Film/TheGamersDorknessRising'' seems to be an attempt at this archetype, but her player isn't very good at the whole "dignity" aspect.
* Scarlet Witch from the ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse''. Her magical powers manifest as dark red energy bolts, with hugely destructive effects both physically and psychically. Her combat outfits are also more feminine in appearance compared to fellow Avenger [[ActionGirl Black Widow's]], with a fondness for dresses and fashionable jackets, and she usually carries herself with a calm, contemplative demeanor.
* ''Film/{{Mythica}}'': Marek's magic is mostly offensive, and is partly powered by {{Necromancy}}. She is younger than the average for this trope.
* Morgana le Fay from ''Film/TheSorcerersApprentice'' to a T. She's progenitor of all evil sorcerers and very elegant, dressing in a feminine black dress and carrying herself with grace and dignity.
* ''Film/SuicideSquad2016'' has Enchantress. An ancient, evil sorceress, she's scantily-clad and has immense magical powers, being a PhysicalGoddess capable of easily decimating a city. She also stops her feral mannerisms and conducts herself much more sophisticatedly once she regains her heart.

* Fiona of ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfAmber''. Her personality is a mix between elegant ProperLady (when it suits her) and FemmeFatale (when it amuses her); and she has Pattern-based powers that could easily destroy a good chunk of the multiverse.
* ''Literature/ChroniclesOfTheKencyrath'' has Lady Rawneth, also known as the Witch of Wilden. She's elegant, feminine, and proud. She's the matriarch of the Randir, patron of the Priests' College, and the most powerful women is the Kencyrath--in no small part because she's a strong Shanir,[[note]]superpowered individual[[/note]] and also practices native magic like shadow sorcery and shadow casting.
* Jadis, the White Witch, from ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia''. Elegant, merciless, and pure evil, she is an incredibly powerful sorceress who had the magical power to put Narnia in an eternal winter for 100 years and can turn beings into stone with her magic wand.
* ''Literature/{{Dragaera}}'''s Sethra Lavode is a [[TimeAbyss 250,000+ year-old]] undead sorceress, and contrary to the trope description she couldn't just level ''half'' a city--she [[PersonOfMassDestruction could probably cause]] TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt.
* Medea from ''Literature/TheIcemarkChronicles''. She's quiet, cunning, and mysterious, and a princess of the Icemark. Her powers grow in diversity throughout the series, from [[WeatherManipulation lightning storms]] to [[TimeMaster freezing time]].
* Matilda in ''Literature/TheMonk'', a beautiful and seductive young lady who helps Ambrosia destroy Antonia with her magic. She's a woman of many talents.
* Skuld, the half-elven sorceress from the 13th century ''Literature/SagaOfHrolfKraki'', the title hero's treacherous half-sister and eventual architect of his downfall. In the Battle of Hleidragard, she summons a giant demon-boar and makes her fallen warriors come to life again, so they continue fighting as zombies.
* Melisandre the Red from ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' fits this personality aspect ([[spoiler:and tries to becomes something of an advisor to Jon Snow during ''A Dance With Dragons'', though he is wary of her]]), but as part of a low-magic setting, she's usually limited to soothsaying, illusion and giving birth to deadly [[LivingShadow Living Shadows]]. Given that she's one of a handful of people to show outright supernatural abilities at ''all'', however, that says something. Her powers increase when she is near the Wall, apparently allowing her to take out an eagle with a fireball.
* Nicci of the ''Literature/TheSwordOfTruth'', a former Sister of the Dark who functions as one of Richard's primary magic experts, and is also the team expert on [[BlackMagic Subtractive Magic]].

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* In ''Series/ChinesePaladin'', all the [[DivineParentage descendents]] of [[PhysicalGod Nu'Wa]] fit this, both in personality and powers: Zixuan of ''Chinese Paladin 3'' is an IceQueen priestess who takes on the undefeated Demon King in single combat; her daughter Qing'er, TheHighQueen, who has similar, though lesser powers; and granddaughter Ling'er is a LadyOfWar.
* The kids show ''Series/ElectraWomanAndDynaGirl'' had the Empress of Evil, with her magical arsenal of gravity-related, electrical, and teleportation powers. [[spoiler:Then [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] when it's revealed at the end that she's actually a robot controlled by her fawning "sidekick".]]
* In the 1998 ''[[Series/{{Merlin1998}} Merlin]]'' series, Mab fills this role, as well as being the series' BigBad.
* In the BBC ''{{Series/Merlin}}'', it was Morgause, a powerful sorceress and High Priestess of the Old Religion, until she died. Morgana, an intelligent and beautiful young lady of RoyalBlood, steps up to the plate as she trains her raw magical power under Morgause herself. WordOfGod says she's at least as powerful as Merlin now.

[[folder:Mythology & Religion]]
* Isis of ''Myth/EgyptianMythology'' is the goddess of magic, as well as healing and motherhood, and is portrayed as elegant, wise, and the representation of the pharaoh's power. She is also known as [[IKnowYourTrueName "She Who Knows All Names"]], a fearsome title because using names for casting Egyptian magic spells was believed to give one great power, for being the only one who knows Ra's true name.
* Hecate from ''Myth/GreekMythology'', the goddess of magic, crossroads, ghosts, and moonlight. She is a virgin goddess, has [[TheHecateSisters three appearances or heads]], and lives in the Underworld, portraying her as dignified, mysterious, and solitary. She is also usually presented as beautiful and garbed in dark robes, and many stories state that she is extremely powerful. Because of Hecate, this trope is OlderThanFeudalism.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* The ''TabletopGame/DiscworldRolePlayingGame'' invokes and parodies the trope in the person of the primary example character, Jemzarkiza of Krull. She's a powerful sorceress with effective offensive powers who even carries a wand to focus her powers. She's also a slightly nerdy scholar who's persistently irritated by her reputation as a lady of black magic.
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''' ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' setting has a few:
** The Simbul, SorcerousOverlord of the Kingdom of Aglarond, PersonOfMassDestruction, and a contender for the most powerful spellcaster on the planet.
** The Srinshee, an undead elf TimeAbyss, Chosen of multiple gods and archmage extraordinaire.
* Lady Amalsand Jakoba of ''TabletopGame/{{Ironclaw}}'', [[BlackWidow briefly]] the queen of Calebria, is a powerful necromancer who's often used as the campaign villain.
* Liliana Vess of ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'', as an elegant FemmeFatale and accomplished {{Necromancer}}, is very much the Lady of Black Magic.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' has Morathi, the Hag Sorceress, queen mother of the Dark Elves and an ancient and powerful wizard of great renown. Although she is also quite a vicious hand-to-hand fighter too when the mood takes her, wielding a wickedly sharp excoriating spear called Heartrender and an enchanted sword.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* In ''Videogame/{{Awakening}}: Moonfell Wood'', the Witch of the Woods is a dark-robed witch said to be fearsome and powerful and she held off Dreadmyre's attacks with her magic. She's also loyal to the human kingdom and swore to them to protect the sleeping Princess until the day came that Sophia would wake and save the realm.
* FemmeFatale [[ReligionOfEvil Evil Cleric]] DefectorFromDecadence Viconia from ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII''. Ironically, she technically classifies as a ''WhiteMage'', given the Cleric's spell-set focuses on healing and augmentation over direct magical destruction.
* Nine/Konoe A. Mercury from ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' has the skill set but not the personality; rather than composed she has a fiery temper. Rachel Alucard, on the other hand, plays it straight despite looking more like a BlackMagicianGirl, being a dignified and snobby {{Ojou}} {{Vampire}} and one of the few members in the cast to wield actual magic.
* The titular protagonist of ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}''. She's an Umbra Witch who uses her MagicHair to [[SummonMagic summon]] Infernal demons capable of causing great destruction, and acts in a cool and classy manner. She's also ''very'' sultry and sensual, from her [[MsFanservice appearance]] to her mannerisms.
* From ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' the Lady Grey, supreme commander of Vanguard. Easily the most powerful wizard in the whole game, ever composed, ever graceful and one wicked [[DarkIsNotEvil Dark Defender]].
* Astarte, {{Satan}}'s right-hand assistant, in ''Tecmo's VideoGame/{{Deception}}''. She wears a flowing red dress, and commands a fairly vast array of offensive spells. Whether she uses them on ''you'' depends on how you play.
* ''Franchise/DragonAge''
** ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' has Morrigan, a shapeshifter who is well-spoken and cunning--and evil. In the ''Franchise/DragonAge'' toolset, she's also listed as one of the few characters with "High" intelligence, and her biography notes that she favors a look of wild elegance. She's the most evil member of the party, using destructive magic spells, and [=NPCs=] often comment she's very beautiful. However, romancing her will [[DefrostingIceQueen reveal a sweeter side.]]
** ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' has Vivienne, who overlaps with LadyOfWar by virtue of being a MagicKnight. She is quite regal and graceful, but [[{{Foil}} in contrast]] to Morrigan's "wild elegance", Vivienne is most at home in [[DeadlyDecadentCourt the highest echelons of Orlesian society]]. In combat she can be seen KickingAssInAllHerFinery while turning her opponents into frozen statues.
* The Sorceress of ''VideoGame/DragonsCrown'' is possessed of powerful magic, allowing her to conjure blizzards, petrify enemies, turn them into toads, and create food to heal her comrades. She's also the bustiest character in the game, if not the bustiest character of any Creator/{{Vanillaware}} game.
* Jessica from ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII''. Although she's a little more [[FieryRedhead fiery]] than this trope typically is, she has a rich upbringing, possesses a sharp tongue backed by a British accent, and generally has an overall bearing that's more lady than [[GenkiGirl genki]]. Also her [[MsFanservice penchant for fanservice]] is an actual game mechanic.
* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' has several examples.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyII'' has [[MageMarksman Maria]], the first of this trope in the series. She's a kind and composed young lady who has the most [[MagicIsMental Intelligence]] out of the main party, making her most suited for casting offensive spells.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'': Though she started out as a BlackMagicianGirl, Rydia's PlotRelevantAgeUp turned her into one of the original video game Ladies of Black Magic. [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience Unusually for this trope]] however, she dresses in green.
** [[MagicKnight Celes Chere]] from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' is one of only two characters who naturally learn magic and one of the best magical attackers in the game. Aloof, cold, and elegant, she's skilled with ice magic, which is very much befitting her being an IceQueen.
** Lulu from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', of the IceQueen variety. Also somewhat {{goth}}y. She is the most composed of the party members, and figures as a bit of a mother or sister figure to the protagonist, Yuna. She's quiet, fashionable, and of course uses offensive magic.
** Ultimecia, a [[WickedCultured cultured]], elegant, and all-powerful Sorceress of Time dressed in an opulent red dress, who turns out to be the BigBad, and Edea, a refined and sophisticated Sorceress with a specialty in ice magic, from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII''. This trope is pretty much what the Sorceress power is all about, really.
** While she may not match most examples in height, she more than substitutes with pure might. With ladylike grace and magical fire, Shantotto from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI'' is to what this trope aspires to be. [[NobleWomansLaugh Oh Hohohoho]]!
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' continues the tradition with Lady [[AnIcePerson Iceheart]], also known as Ysayle, who is a skilled thaumaturge and can even [[spoiler:[[SummonMagic summon]] Shiva [[WillingChanneler into her own body]]]].
** Series wide, the summon Shiva herself generally fits this pretty well.
* Many female anima/dark/light magic users from the ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' sagas:
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGaiden'' and ''VideoGame/FireEmblemEchoesShadowsOfValentia'':
*** Celica is a graceful princess with equal proficiency in both swords and magic. Sonya is a mature, powerful mage who wears a bejeweled dress into battle.
*** The game also introduces the Witch class, beautiful women who offered their souls to Duma [[spoiler:(whether willingly [[HumanSacrifice or not]])]] for magical power. They include Sonya's sisters Marla and Hestia, and in ''Echoes'' Nuibaba, an ancient, seductive sorceress, and [[spoiler:Rinea]].
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar'': Hilda (villainous example, handles Fire Magic due to being of the Fala bloodline), Ishtar (Hilda's daughter alias the "Goddess of Thunder" for having major Tordo blood and thus handling the VERY strong Mjolnir tome). Possibly Aida, too; her class is MagicKnight.
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemThracia776'': Miranda (though she's more HotBlooded than the standard), Olwen (who uses Thunder Magic and swords).
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBindingBlade'': Niime, a Druid Sophia (Dark Magic), Princess Guinevere when unlocked (Anima Magic). Maybe Cecilia and a Valkyrie Clarine. A Sage Lilina has the skills, but attitude-wise she's more of The Messiah. Bruhnya is an {{Anti Villain}}ous version.
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade'': Sonia and Ursula, both villainous examples. Bishop Serra and Sage Nino are two on the side of the heroes. In the BackStory, Saint Elimine was said to be one.
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones'': Lute, specially if a Sage. Also the promoted L'Arachel, though she's more... [[LargeHam expressive]] than others. Selena follows it wholeheartedly.
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius'': Callil. Also a well-trained Ilyana.
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'':
*** Tharja, an elegant and brooding MsFanservice Dark Mage who enjoys practicing curses and is a {{Yandere}} towards the Avatar. There's also Miriel, a skilled Anima mage with scientific leanings. [[ProperLady Maribelle]], a proud and upper-class lady, will qualify if promoted to a [[RedMage Valkyrie]].
*** Celica from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGaiden'' becomes this in the DLC, with her "Priestess/Princess" classes changed to Mage/Sage.
*** The Dark Flier class has a foot here and another in LadyOfWar, as its members can use both Magic tomes and [[BladeOnAStick lances.]] This includes Aversa, the elegant, seductive, and merciless servant of Validar who can even wield Dark Magic thanks to her unique Shadowgift.
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'': The Nohrian FortuneTeller and BlackMage Nyx has the cool attitude and the Dark Mage skills, and Camilla is a sultry and graceful [[MagicKnight Malig]] [[DragonRider Knight]]. The Hoshido Spellcaster Orochi is a noble who speaks in old-fashion and use talismans to cast spells, while Rhajat is [[{{expy}} basically a teenaged Tharja]] and mixes this trope with DarkMagicalGirl. [[spoiler:Nyx and Orochi are potential mothers for Rhajat, shall either of them marry her father Hayato.]]
* Millenia from ''VideoGame/GrandiaII''. The twist being, she's [[spoiler:the SuperpoweredEvilSide of the WhiteMagicianGirl, Elena. Until right before last dungeon, at which point [[LiteralSplitPersonality she's split off into an independent being]].]]
* Cia, The Dark Sorceress, from ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors''. Poised and dressing in a seductive outfit, she's a witch who's a {{Dominatrix}} and total {{Yandere}} for Link, and manages to [[spoiler:defeat ''Ganandorf'']]. Twili Midna also counts, being the Twilight Princess and elegant and composed, much more so than her cursed form.
* Chizuru Kagura from ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'' is an odd blend of this and LadyOfWar. She relies a lot on her MasterOfIllusion powers, which ''hurt'', but also on her DanceBattler hand-to-hand fighting style.
* Aqua from ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'' is a [[MagicKnight hybrid]] between this and LadyOfWar. She's poised in combat by using graceful cartwheels and spins and is the magical powerhouse of the game, using devastating Elemental magic. She's still a talented Keyblade wielder, but is the SquishyWizard to Ventus's FragileSpeedster and Terra's MightyGlacier.
* From ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' there are several elegant Mage Champions.
** Ahri the [[FantasticFoxes Nine-Tailed Fox]] is a [[FemmeFatale seductive]] and graceful gumiho dressed in a [[MsFanservice revealing outfit]] who can conjure arcane energy orbs and spectral flames to attack. Her voted name ''[[MeaningfulName Ari]]'' (아리) even means "elegant".
** [=LeBlanc=] [[MasterOfIllusion the Deceiver]], an aristocrat and head of the Black Rose, an evil society of ageless illusionists. She fights using illusions and magic orbs and chains.
** Morgana the FallenAngel uses powerful black magic and has a feminine and [[MsFanservice revealing]] design that uses [[PurpleIsPowerful a lot of purple]]. Despite having once been an angel she still has the air of grace, and is the GirlyGirl to her sister Kayle's {{Tomboy}}.
** Lissandra the Ice Witch has a regal demeanor and crushes and impales foes with black ice spells. Her NoblewomansLaugh and EvilBrit voice accentuates her being an IceQueen.
** Syndra the Dark Sovereign. She wears elegant dark purple clothing and [[PowerFloats floats]], giving her movements a sense of grace. She also has very powerful magic, and fights using strong orbs of dark energy.
* [[IceQueen Fatima]], the antagonist Witch of ''VideoGame/LuminousArc2'', adequately mirrors the [[HotBlooded cheerful]] [[PlayingWithFire Althea]]. Icy and stoic, she is arguably the most powerful Witch, with the ability to mercilessly wreak havoc with [[EvilIsDeathlyCold Shadow]] [[AnIcePerson Frost]] magic.
* Miranda from ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' is the sci-fi equivalent, a powerful [[MindOverMatter biotic]], a LadyOfWar and the Illusive Man's top [[TheDragon Operative]].
* ''VideoGame/TheMatrixPathOfNeo'' has one in the unnamed TheStoic Witch that Neo saves in one level. She wears a short, corset-topped black, red and purple dress. Her main weapon is her [[BlowYouAway banshee wail which can knock people out and tear down walls.]] Yet, she also proves very good, a few levels later, with a shotgun when she helps Neo defeat some vampires.
* ''VideoGame/PathOfExile'' has the Witch exile player character. She has the looks of an EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette and is equal parts DeadpanSnarker and SociopathicHero, meeting the horrors of Wraeclast with curiosity and detached interest. Her [[PrestigeClass Ascendancy classes]] allow her to specialize as a {{Necromancer}}, [[ElementalPowers Elementalist]], or [[{{Curse}} Occultist]].
* ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'': Mitsuru Kirijo in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'', a reserved and elegant {{Ojou}} whose specialisation in ice magic makes her one of the best magical attackers in the game. Likewise, ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'s'' Yukiko Amagi, a graceful YamatoNadeshiko who has enormous magic stats and high-level fire spells, but she also crosses this with WhiteMagicianGirl.
* [[spoiler:Katrina]] of ''VideoGame/QuestForGloryIV'': Stunningly beautiful, [[FemmeFatale seductive]], and without question one of the most powerful characters to appear in the series. Even ''Literature/BabaYaga'' fears getting on her bad side, she absolutely kicked [[SmugSnake Ad Avis's]] ass in a magical duel some centuries before the game is set, and in ''VideoGame/QuestForGloryV'' her magic will [[GameBreaker tear the Dragon of Doom to shreds]]. She can have a ''real'' temper if you [[BerserkButton piss her off]], but normally presents a very polite and friendly demeanor.
* ''VideoGame/RadiantHistoria'' has Eruca, a reserved literal RebelliousPrincess who packs some of the most powerful offensive magic in the game. Raynie is a partial example, having the grace in battle and offensive power of a Lady, but being slightly more rough around the edges than is typical for this trope.
* ''VideoGame/{{Rift}}'' has Asha Catari. High general of the Defiant and formerly the heir to a long line Ethian mages, she is a top Arcane Warrior, using her blade to cast spells.
* Viola of ''VideoGame/SoulCaliburV''. She primarily uses magic in battle, a first in the series, to move her CrystalBall in attacks. Her overall look is a combination of a FortuneTeller and ElegantGothicLolita, and she has a cold and ominous demeanor.
* Celine from ''VideoGame/StarOceanTheSecondStory''. She's a graceful BlueBlood who uses [[PowerTattoo Power Tattoos]] to cast offensive elemental symbology.
* Rose from ''StreetFighter'' is among the closest to this trope in fighting games. She fights with her unique [[PsychicPowers Soul Power]], which gives her one of the most elegant fighting styles in the series, and she always fights with an air of grace.
* [[KungFuWizard Zelda]] and [[MagicKnight Female Robin]] from ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' are this but from two different fighting approaches. Zelda is very elegant, even moreso than the other [[LadyOfWar Ladies of War]], and can use her magic to [[FullContactMagic enhance her unarmed blows]] or unleash powerful spells from afar. Robin has a composed and quiet demeanor in battle, and can use [[ElementalPowers elemental tomes]] or the magic-infused [[ElementalWeapon Levin Sword]].
* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' plays this straight with Mima, a cool and collected spirit who can use her immense magical power to cast a WaveMotionGun. PlayedWith regarding Byakuren. She's quite collected and graceful, wears a feminine black dress, but instead of casting destructive spells from afar she uses her BlackMagic to [[MagicEnhancement enhance]] her [[KungFuWizard physical attacks in combat]]. She can cast traditional spells though.
* Jaina Proudmoore from the ''Franchise/{{Warcraft|ExpandedUniverse}}'' franchise currently has the title as the most powerful living archmage in Azeroth. She is usually a compassionate and kind lady who will is not afraid to use her magic to both devastate her enemies and protect her people. Only lately that she's been a wee bit too destructive thanks to [[spoiler:the mana-bombing of her home Theramore]], but her elegance still remains even if it takes a turn to an eerily sinister elegance. She is slowly getting a little better, though.
* Yennefer, Geralt's love interest from the books, is shown as this in ''VideoGame/TheWitcher3WildHunt'', where she has no qualms about using black magic as long as it will help her find her adoptive daughter Ciri.

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* Assassin/Semiramis of ''LightNovel/FateApocrypha''. A beautiful and dangerous Servant that qualifies as a Caster-type who, while within the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, can fire magic chains and cast spells great enough to be in the realm of True Magic. Her Sikera Ušum Noble Phantasm even gives all her Magecraft [[PoisonIsEvil poisonous]] attributes.
* Servant Caster from ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' to a T. As the Caster servant of the present Holy War, she's the one who relies the most on spells rather than weapons, and she's also beautiful and merciless. [[spoiler:Even more so this particular Caster used to be Medea from Myth/GreekMythology, a very dangerous WomanScorned also known as a powerful sorceress]].
* Mei Amanohokosaka, heiress of the Amanohokosaka Clan, from ''VisualNovel/XBlaze''. She has a more [[ElegantGothicLolita elegant Wa-lolita]] design and comes across as haughty and cold, trying to maintain a mature air. As a {{miko}} she uses {{onmyodo}} to cast spells with the aid of seithr, and in her route she gains the Drive [[spoiler:[[CastingAShadow Blood Cain]]]].

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'':
** Glynda Goodwitch, a stern and proper Huntress and BadassTeacher. A powerful sorceress, she can use [[MindOverMatter telekinesis]] to send countless debris flying at enemies and [[WeatherManipulation control the weather]] to rain down spikes of ice.
** Cinder Fall fits this trope to a T. She's a powerful user of [[PlayingWithFire fire Dust]] and ever so composed and elegant, though she is also a [[KungFuWizard more than]] [[MagicKnight formidable]] [[MageMarksman melee fighter]]. In the first episode she manages to block ''Glynda Goodwitch's'' attacks with ease. She's one of the most powerful magic users in the story thanks to absorbing [[spoiler:half of the Fall Maiden's power]], and once she absorbs all of it her magical strength increases immensely, with her fire attacks becoming much more grand and destructive.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Erfworld}}'''s Wanda Firebaugh is this to a tee. Interestingly, because of how Erfworld operates, she started life seeing her physical form as a LadyOfBlackMagic, something she felt she had to live up to.
* Rose Lalonde, from ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' becomes this after upgrading her weapons with [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Powers]]. Made even more obvious in her Alpha universe counterpart, who's an adult.
* Miranda Io from ''Webcomic/NoSongsForTheDead'' has great potential in {{Black Magic}}, which she genetically inherited from her mother Lilith.
* Elia Redscallion of ''Webcomic/TrueVillains'' is an elegant, always perfectly dressed lady from a noble family. She is also an eighty-four-year-old necromancer, held together with black magic and spite, who can paint the town [[BloodKnight red]] with undead armies and deadly spells and will ''literally'' rip off her own skin[[labelnote:*]](Not her ''original'' skin, true, but she plundered it fair and square.)[[/labelnote]] for a tactical advantage.

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* Raven Queen from ''Franchise/EverAfterHigh''. Although she's not evil she has the dark and elegant fashion of an EvilSorceress, is usually calm and composed, and can use black magic like her mother the [[Literature/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs Evil Queen]]. Her magic becomes much more powerful when she [[spoiler:signs the Storybook of Legends to defeat Courtly Jester]].
* In ''Roleplay/TheGamersAlliance'', [[BitchInSheepsClothing Desdemona]] and [[VisionaryVillain Shyralis]] are quite frail-looking but wise women who possess tremendous magical powers.
* In ''Franchise/{{Noob}}'', [[SummonMagic Gaea]] can pass as one as long as she's not showing her DirtyCoward side or giving someone PuppyDogEyes, while being her group's [[TheSmartGuy Smart Girl]]. [[PlayingWithFire Roxana]] has a dignified attitude on a more permanent basis and is the leader of the [[PlayerKilling Player Killer]] guild.

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* Charmcaster's design and personality in ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'' and ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'' fit this trope, although not in any other series of the franchise.
* Lady Bane on the ''WesternAnimation/GummiBears''. She is a very powerful witch, on the hunt for Gummi secrets and magic. She first appears in the episode "The Road to Ursalia", ravaging the ruins of the ancient Gummi capital in search of its library.
* [[InsectQueen Queen]] [[VampireMonarch Chrysalis]] from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. The haughty leader of the Changelings and a bitchy sadist, she's a capable magic caster, able to shapeshift and fire magic beams from her horn. Hell, after draining Shining Armor's [[ThePowerOfLove love]] she can overpower [[PhysicalGod Princess Celestia]] in a BeamOWar.
* The Nightsister shaman and leader Mother Talzin from ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' wears a rather elaborate dress, her motivations and goals remained a secret, and while she's also [[ShockAndAwe able conjure green force lightning]], or use magical {{Deflector Shield}}s, she mainly uses more "subtle" techniques, such as transforming Savage Opress into a hulking, nigh-unstoppable avatar of primal anger, and torturing Count Dooku from millions of lightyears away with a VoodooDoll. She also possesses VoiceOfTheLegion.
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' version of Raven. Despite being younger than average for this trope, she is WiseBeyondHerYears, and her aloof personality is more in line with this trope than BlackMagicianGirl.
* Wuya from ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'' is a [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld 1,500 year old]] Heylin witch and the true BigBad of the first season. In contrast to her ghost form she's calm and decisive as a human, and a master of Heylin magic and one of the most powerful beings in the universe.