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Playing With: Wizarding School
Basic Trope: A school for learning magic.
  • Straight: Rowling Preparatory School has a special wizarding track that teaches how to cast spells, defend against opponents' magic and craft magical items. Even students who aren't majoring in magical studies can take the beginner classes to learn simple magic.
  • Exaggerated: Yasko's School of Spellcraft teaches magic and nothing but. If a class doesn't have anything to do with magic, it doesn't get covered.
  • Downplayed: The students are taught to hone their minds using mysterious special techniques, with ambiguously supernatural results like Hyper Awareness, Ludicrous Precision, and Living Lie Detector.
  • Justified:
    • Magic has replaced technology.
    • Magic is a learned skill, and is common enough that individual apprenticeship is no longer efficient for teaching it.
  • Inverted: In a World populated almost solely by magic users, one school caters only to Muggles.
  • Subverted:
    • Alice hears about Rowling Prep and signs up, only to learn they teach stage magic.
    • Rowling Prep specializes in science and considers magic to be considered as such.
  • Double Subverted: Because you have to know that first before you can tap into true mystical power.
  • Parodied: ???
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Although there are magic using people in the story, they all seem to have learned how to use their powers naturally, without any formal training.
  • Enforced: ???
  • Lampshaded: ???
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: Due to The Masquerade, all wizards must be taught in secret by a single master.
  • Discussed: "Bob, we need to get Alice into a good school that will teach her how to control her magic."
  • Conversed: "Gee, I'd sure like to go to Rowling Prep, like Alice in this story, so I could learn cool magic!"
  • Deconstructed: Rowling Prep's course list doesn't fit with educational standards. It's shut down and students have to attend a Muggle school.
  • Reconstructed: Courses at Rowling Prep do fit with educational standards, just with some extensions of logic. Alchemy and Potions count as Applied Chemistry; incantations and spells count as a language credit.

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