Playing With / Black Magician Girl

Basic Trope: An Action Girl with a forceful personality who uses offensive magic.
  • Straight: Marcy is a Tsundereish Hot Witch who fights with fire and is contrasted with healer Melody.
  • Exaggerated: Marcy is a Dark Action Girl who fights by blowing things up with her mind. Cackling gleefully the whole time.
  • Downplayed: Marcy is a literal Ice Queen (who does not suffer "fools" lightly) and can use her powers constructively (such as by building temporary bridges or cover), but prefers to fight with them.
  • Justified: Personality Powers are a rule of the universe.
  • Inverted:
  • Gender Flipped: Alex is a Hot-Blooded guy who fights with fire.
  • Subverted: You'd think with Marcy's personality and looks she'd be the attack mage, but she's a Barrier Warrior instead.
  • Double Subverted:
  • Parodied: Marcy attacks with her Magic Wand. By hitting people with it, that is.
  • Zig Zagged: Marcy has mood swings. Sometimes, she is sweet and friendly, other times, she is rather rude.
  • Averted: Marcy is an Action Girl who fights with her fists.
  • Enforced:
  • Lampshaded:
    • "What, do I look like the healing type to you?"
    • "Oh, come on, when have I been irrationally violent? I mean, within the last... um... Half an hour?"
  • Invoked: Marcy exists in a world populated with Personality Powers and intentionally cultivates her forceful personality to gain access to her superior firepower
  • Exploited: The Leader of the group especifically looks for a short and Hot-Blooded mage because that will mean she is the better suited for the Big Guy role.
  • Defied: Marcy is an Actual Pacifist and refuses to learn magic meant to hurt people.
  • Discussed: "Ah — she blew up the dragon. Don't get on her bad side, boys."
  • Conversed: "Holy crap, did she just turn Evulz into a toad?" "Yup."
  • Implied: Marcy is a side character who is not shown fighting, but she recalls a Noodle Incident where she blew a dragon up.
  • Deconstructed: Marcy can destroy towns with little effort, and she has an extremely short temper. She leaves a wake of ruin wherever she goes, and no one has the nuts to call her out. Then, after a particularly bad outburst, she's out of energy when the army of Emperor Evulz attacks.
  • Reconstructed: Marcy is extremely destructive and short tempered, but her friends are always there to remind her to save her powers for the real bad guys.
  • Played For Laughs: A couple of Mooks learn the hard way that it'd be a bad idea to attack Marcy.
  • Played For Drama: Marcy is a Glass Cannon due to her abilities, which puts her in a lot of danger if she's left vulnerable in combat.
  • Plot Foundation: Marcy using Personality Powers makes her a much easier character to comprehend, since she uses a visual metaphor every time her magic comes into play.

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