@Helter I wish i knew how to bold so i'm going to re-quote the sandbox with caps for emphesis maybe that wioll get my point across. Anyone care to fill me in ont he formating codes for the form since they're not i the editor next to the smilies?
White locks mark characters as different from other characters and special in some way. MAYBE their hair indicates some SPIRITUAL (or outright MAGICAL) qualities, or MAYBE it's a hint of a NONHUMAN background, (note non-hum,an ushually comes with some sort or definign power or other such thing). At the most MUNDANE, it suggests WISDOM BEYOND HER YEARS. It is a common mark of a Mysterious Waif.
Those are the important parts, your getting hung up on the first sentance wheras i'm treating that as a catchall to cover unlisted but still valid examples not included in the second and subsuquent sentances.
And no in no fictional setting i've ever read has mystical or arcane been used for mundane capabilities, (like Wise Beyond Their Years
), unless they had a magical or supurnatural orogin. I'd consider any trope that used those as the sole definition when it was meant to inculude mundane but not normal, (for that species groups et al), powers as unclear.
Looks like i understand why we've been at cross purposes so much now, sorry ;).
edited 6th May '13 1:40:16 PM by Carl99