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* The page image comes from the first ''Film/{{Hellboy|2004}}'' film; Ilsa and Kroenen kill their guide in order to resurrect [[BigBad Rasputin]].

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The page image comes from the first ''Film/{{Hellboy|2004}}'' film; ''Film/Hellboy2004''; Ilsa and Kroenen kill their guide in order to resurrect [[BigBad Rasputin]].Rasputin]].
** In ''Film/Hellboy2019'', the blood she lost when King Arthur hacked her up is the last part of her body that Nimue needs to complete her own resurrection. Sure enough, she eventually reclaims it from the ancient tree that absorbed it upon her death, which reverts her from a [[CuteMonsterGirl disturbingly pretty Frankenstein-esque creature]] to, well, Creator/MillaJovovich in all her scantily-clad glory.


* Eva in ''Literature/VoidDomain'' is a blood mage. She usually uses it as a combative magic, but at least one example of using it in a ritual is shown.

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* ''Literature/VoidDomain'': Eva is adept in ''Literature/VoidDomain'' is a blood mage. She usually uses it as a combative magic, but at least one example which she uses to devastating effect in combat, as well as to create powerful defensive wards and in complex {{Ritual|Magic}}s. In-universe, blood magic has a very unsavory reputation as TheDarkArts; although it has many neutral applications and can even accomplish unique feats of using it in a ritual is shown.{{healing|Hands}}, many of its most powerful spells are fueled by [[BodyToJewel transmuted]] [[HumanResources human hearts]].


** Blood magic is, in general, one of the more effective, powerful, and, according to many, dangerous magics known in the Song of Ice and Fire universe. Maegi have been known to predict accurate prophecy by consuming blood, and the burning of blood, body parts, and people (often in sacrifice to gods) is effective at accomplishing various magical tasks. There are also some basic rules; most prominently, only death can pay for life.

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** Blood magic is, in general, one of the more effective, powerful, and, according to many, dangerous magics known in the Song of Ice and Fire universe. Maegi have been known to predict accurate prophecy by consuming blood, and the burning of blood, body parts, and people (often in sacrifice to gods) is effective at accomplishing various magical tasks. There are also some basic rules; most prominently, only [[EquivalentExchange death can pay for life.life]]. Also mixed with a shockingly big cautionary notice, namely "buyer beware": define what you mean and want very ''carefully'', since both death and life have shades of meaning, and [[JerkassGenie wishes can get twisted]], however much blood is spilled.

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* "The Staff in the Stone" by Creator/GarthNix: MagicalSociety outlaws blood magic because it requires the painful sacrifice of a disproportionate number of lives for even minor effects, and because wizards who can stomach doing that sort of thing to animals usually turn into TheSociopath and graduate to HumanSacrifice.


* In ''Series/{{Merlin}}'', blood magic shows up in one of the spells of Nimueh in season one.

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magic shows up in one of the spells of Nimueh in season one.


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* ''Webcomic/ABetterPlace'': The being that granted Hannah and Theo their powers was summoned by a combination of Theo's blood from thornbush scrapes and Hannah frying an anthill:
** As said in the author commentary for ''[[https://tapas.io/episode/92631 Forgotten Shrine]]'':
--> And by blood, and by fire, and by sacrifice, shall I be called
** In [[https://tapas.io/episode/95021 One Wish]]:
--> "By Blood, Fire and Sacrifice"\\
"I am brought forth!"

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* Rachael from ''Webcomic/SilverBulletNights'' is a mistress of blood and magic. Using blood, she can summon up demons, enslave other vampires and make a delicious cocktail for undead clients.


* The girls in ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' occasionally use blood in their magic. They used their own blood to summon [[spoiler: their ancestor Melinda Warren]], and some vanquishing potions only work when they include blood from the demon being vanquished (though sometimes other parts work, such as the [[spoiler: dragon's scale]], so it's not specifically blood).

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* The girls in ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' ''Series/{{Charmed|1998}}'' occasionally use blood in their magic. They used their own blood to summon [[spoiler: their ancestor Melinda Warren]], and some vanquishing potions only work when they include blood from the demon being vanquished (though sometimes other parts work, such as the [[spoiler: dragon's scale]], so it's not specifically blood).


* In Pentecostal and Charismatic circles, the spurious Scriptural practice of "pleading the blood" takes place within their meetings, since they believe that Jesus Christ's pure sinless blood has actual supernatural power over all things earthly and supernatural.

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* In Pentecostal and Charismatic circles, the spurious Scriptural practice of "pleading the blood" that takes place within their meetings, since they believe that Jesus Christ's pure sinless blood has actual supernatural power over all things earthly and supernatural.


** Spoofed in "Reprise" where two Wolfram & Hart employees are following a list of instructions for a goat sacrifice.

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** Spoofed in "Reprise" "[[{{Recap/AngelS02E15Reprise}} Reprise]]" where two Wolfram & Hart employees are following a list of instructions for a goat sacrifice.



** In the Master's first attempt at an early parole, TheDragon Luke volunteers to become the Master's "Vessel", supplying him with power by feeding on human blood.
** It's Buffy's blood which ultimately allows the Master to break free. ("Prophecy Girl")
** In the Season Two premiere, the Master's acolytes attempt a ritual to bring him back to life. This involves slitting the necks of his adversaries (i.e. the Scoobies) and wetting his skeleton with their blood.

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** In the Master's first attempt at an early parole, parole in "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS1E2TheHarvest The Harvest]]", TheDragon Luke volunteers to become the Master's "Vessel", supplying him with power by feeding on human blood.
** It's Buffy's blood which ultimately allows the Master to break free. ("Prophecy Girl")
("[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS1E12ProphecyGirl}} Prophecy Girl]]")
** In the Season Two premiere, "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E1WhenSheWasBad}} When She Was Bad]]", the Master's acolytes attempt a ritual to bring him back to life. This involves slitting the necks of his adversaries (i.e. the Scoobies) and wetting his skeleton with their blood.


** In John French’s ''Literature/ThousandSons'' novel ''Ahriman: Unchanged''_, [[BigBad the Oathtaker]] uses the blood of sixty-four slaves to magically project his consciousness across time and space in order to confront Ahriman on Prospero.

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** In John French’s ''Literature/ThousandSons'' novel ''Ahriman: Unchanged''_, Unchanged'', [[BigBad the Oathtaker]] uses the blood of sixty-four slaves to magically project his consciousness across time and space in order to confront Ahriman on Prospero.

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** In John French’s ''Literature/ThousandSons'' novel ''Ahriman: Unchanged''_, [[BigBad the Oathtaker]] uses the blood of sixty-four slaves to magically project his consciousness across time and space in order to confront Ahriman on Prospero.


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* The page image comes from the first ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'' film; Ilsa and Kroenen kill their guide in order to resurrect [[BigBad Rasputin]].

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* The page image comes from the first ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'' ''Film/{{Hellboy|2004}}'' film; Ilsa and Kroenen kill their guide in order to resurrect [[BigBad Rasputin]].


* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', bloodbending is a forbidden form of magic.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', bloodbending is a forbidden form subset of magic.waterbending that allows talented waterbenders to bend the blood of a person, controlling them like puppets.

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* In ''Fanfic/AllThatGlitters'', Anna and Hans exchange blood to break an enchantment protecting a cave they need to enter.

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