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* Inverted in ''Fanfic/StevenUniverseAndTheHuntersOfArcadia''. Being able to mentally interface with [[spoiler:Jasper's gem]] using [[IngestingKnowledge elixlore]], [[spoiler:Jamie]] comes to the conclusion that it is some form of advance computer, [[spoiler:being able to properly communicate with an uncorrupted part of Jasper's mind.]]


* ''TabletopGame/DeltaGreen'' Agents calls magic ''Hypergeometry'', due it's frequent association with lines, shapes, numbers, position and mathematics. The game gives example on how a tribal shaman drawing a mandala in sand or a scientist pointing lasers in the sky begin similar things with a similar "math", the rituals are referred to be "tapping" in an infinite energy grid existing beyond the four dimensions. ''Hypergeometry'' are stated to be the "technology" used by advanced alien and unearthly species such as the Elder Things, Mi-Go, Deep Ones and the Great Race of Yith, and implied they were passed down to humanity by the [[EldritchAbomination Great Old Ones]].

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* ''TabletopGame/DeltaGreen'' Agents calls magic ''Hypergeometry'', due it's frequent association with lines, shapes, numbers, position and mathematics. The game gives example on how a tribal shaman drawing a mandala in sand or a scientist pointing lasers in the sky to call something begin similar things with a similar "math", the rituals are referred to be "tapping" in an infinite energy grid existing beyond the four dimensions. ''Hypergeometry'' are is stated to be the "technology" used by advanced alien and unearthly species such as the Elder Things, Mi-Go, Deep Ones and the Great Race of Yith, and implied they were passed down to humanity by the [[EldritchAbomination Great Old Ones]].

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* ''TabletopGame/DeltaGreen'' Agents calls magic ''Hypergeometry'', due it's frequent association with lines, shapes, numbers, position and mathematics. The game gives example on how a tribal shaman drawing a mandala in sand or a scientist pointing lasers in the sky begin similar things with a similar "math", the rituals are referred to be "tapping" in an infinite energy grid existing beyond the four dimensions. ''Hypergeometry'' are stated to be the "technology" used by advanced alien and unearthly species such as the Elder Things, Mi-Go, Deep Ones and the Great Race of Yith, and implied they were passed down to humanity by the [[EldritchAbomination Great Old Ones]].


* In the 2009 film ''Film/SherlockHolmes'' [[spoiler:Lord Blackwood's EvilPlan is to fool England into believing that he has FunctionalMagic and take over England through fear]].

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* In the 2009 film ''Film/SherlockHolmes'' ''Film/SherlockHolmes2009'', [[spoiler:Lord Blackwood's EvilPlan is to fool England into believing that he has FunctionalMagic and take over England through fear]].


* Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse: unlike the MCU's film entry, the television side ''usually'' averts this trope and is content to let magic be magic. ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'' and ''Series/IronFist'' regularly feature SupernaturalMartialArts, and even ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' spent a whole season on ComicBook/GhostRider and a demonic spellbook. However, this trope is played straight in ''Series/{{Runaways 2017}}''. In [[ComicBook/{{Runaways}} the comic]], the Staff of One is a magic artifact conjured by Nico Minoru spilling her own blood, and it can create any affect but only once. In the show however, it's an intricate device composed of nanotechnology that interfaces with--oh hell, it's a magic staff. Nico, a Wiccan, has this exact attitude as her mother tries to explain it to her.

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* Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse: unlike the MCU's film entry, the television side ''usually'' averts this trope and is content to let magic be magic. ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'' 2015}}'', ''Series/IronFist'', and ''Series/IronFist'' ''Series/TheDefenders'' regularly feature SupernaturalMartialArts, SupernaturalMartialArts and other Eastern-flavored sorcery, and even ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' spent a whole season on ComicBook/GhostRider and a demonic spellbook. However, this trope is played straight in ''Series/{{Runaways 2017}}''. In [[ComicBook/{{Runaways}} the comic]], the Staff of One is a magic artifact conjured by Nico Minoru spilling her own blood, and it can create any affect but only once. In the show however, it's an intricate device composed of nanotechnology that interfaces with--oh hell, it's a magic staff. Nico, a Wiccan, has this exact attitude as her mother tries to explain it to her.


* ''Webcomic/UnicornJelly'': While the majority of the Plate inhabitants believe that the [[UnequalRites two inviolably separate disciplines]] of [[WitchesAndWizards Witchcraft and Alchemy]] are magical. they are in fact science - but science which seems unintelligible to humans, because it is rooted in the [[AnotherDimension other-dimensional]] physics of the Sierpinski Triangle Worldplates. [[spoiler: While the earliest humans to be transported to - or. rather (we later learn), ''duplicated'' into - the dimension of the Worldplates were able to learn the pre-Cataclysm Jellese science to some degree, that knowledge got disrupted when they were forced to flee the Plate they originally appeared on.]] However, the possibility that there is 'real' magic, such as the Holy Unicorn which supposedly empowered Uni, remained ambiguous throughout. This theme also appears in the related ''WebComic/PastelDefenderHeliotrope'', set in the sub-sub-dimension of Pastel.


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* ''Webcomic/UnicornJelly'': While the majority of the Plate inhabitants believe that the [[UnequalRites two inviolably separate disciplines]] of [[WitchesAndWizards Witchcraft and Alchemy]] are magical. they are in fact science - but science which seems unintelligible to humans, because it is rooted in the [[AnotherDimension other-dimensional]] physics of the Sierpinski Triangle Worldplates. [[spoiler: While the earliest humans to be transported to - or. rather (we later learn), ''duplicated'' into - the dimension of the Worldplates were able to learn the pre-Cataclysm Jellese science to some degree, that knowledge got disrupted when they were forced to flee the Plate they originally appeared on.]] However, the possibility that there is 'real' magic, such as the Holy Unicorn which supposedly empowered Uni, remained ambiguous throughout. This theme also appears in the related ''WebComic/PastelDefenderHeliotrope'', set in the sub-sub-dimension of Pastel.

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* ''Webcomic/UnicornJelly'': While the majority of the Plate inhabitants believe that the [[UnequalRites two inviolably separate disciplines]] of [[WitchesAndWizards Witchcraft and Alchemy]] are magical. they are in fact science - but science which seems unintelligible to humans, because it is rooted in the [[AnotherDimension other-dimensional]] physics of the Sierpinski Triangle Worldplates. [[spoiler: While the earliest humans to be transported to - or. rather (we later learn), ''duplicated'' into - the dimension of the Worldplates were able to learn the pre-Cataclysm Jellese science to some degree, that knowledge got disrupted when they were forced to flee the Plate they originally appeared on.]] However, the possibility that there is 'real' magic, such as the Holy Unicorn which supposedly empowered Uni, remained ambiguous throughout. This theme also appears in the related ''WebComic/PastelDefenderHeliotrope'', set in the sub-sub-dimension of Pastel.


* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. In "Power", an AfterTheEnd society decided to [[EvilLuddite destroy all their technology]] and start again from the beginning. Years later the HypercompetentSidekick of local chieftain Gunn Sar has found a MasterComputer room they missed, that he uses to secretly keep things running for their barbarian descendants.

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* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. In "Power", an AfterTheEnd society decided to [[EvilLuddite destroy all their technology]] and [[YearZero start again from the beginning.beginning]]. Years later the HypercompetentSidekick of local chieftain Gunn Sar has found a MasterComputer room they missed, that he uses to secretly keep things running for their barbarian descendants.

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* ''LightNovel/UndefeatedBahamutChronicle'' is a superficially medieval fantasy setting, in which the fantastic elements come from the advanced technology of a lost civilisation. Knights use dragon-themed MiniMecha called Drag-Knights (and hence are called Drag-Knights), Ruins (analogous to dungeons in fantasy games) are the literal ruins of said civilisation, and monsters (here called Abyss) are living weapons also produced by said civilisation. The Drag-Rides in particular have a technological flavour, with HardLight computer interfaces, radar and implied radio communications. People in the setting are aware that the advanced technology is just that and not magic, even if they don't fully understand it.

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* In ''Film/ThePrestige'', the audience is shown the behind-the-scenes gadgets without which the various magic tricks seen would be impossible. Most are clearly mechincal in nature, but [[spoiler:Tesla's machine]] is practically witchcraft even by modern day standards.


* The "data manipulation" of the aliens of ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' is barely distinguishable from {{Reality Warp|er}}ing; the time travelers from the future ostensibly do things with technology, but they seem to just happen with no source due to computers having advanced beyond having physical hardware.

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* The "data manipulation" of the aliens of ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' is barely distinguishable from {{Reality Warp|er}}ing; the time travelers from the future ostensibly do things with technology, but they seem to just happen with no source due to computers having advanced beyond having physical hardware. To make matters more confusing, it's heavily implied that the aliens and time travelers were created by Haruhi's inexplicable reality-warping powers, i.e. magic. The super-advanced aliens are studying her because even they don't understand her ability to "create data."


* Invoked back and forth in ''Franchise/PowerRangers''; the original series explicitly identified the Rangers' mentor, Zordon, as an alien wizard, with their powers, weapons and vehicles the creation of his magic, but later shows have made the Rangers' powers more explicitly technological in nature, such as ''Lightspeed Rescue'' being an elite contemporary rescue team and ''Time Force'' an elite police force that originated from the year 3000 but operate in the year 2001, while ''Dino Thunder'' draw their power from the meteor that destroyed the dinosaurs. ''Mystic Force'', naturally, is full-on magic, while ''Ninja Storm'' and ''Jungle Fury'' involve SupernaturalMartialArts that could just as well be magic but are never called such.

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* Invoked back and forth in ''Franchise/PowerRangers''; the ''Franchise/PowerRangers''.
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original series explicitly identified the Rangers' mentor, Zordon, as [[WizardsFromOuterSpace an alien wizard, wizard]], with their powers, weapons and vehicles the creation of his magic, but later shows have made the Rangers' powers more explicitly technological in nature, such as ''Lightspeed Rescue'' being an elite contemporary rescue team and ''Time Force'' an elite police force that originated from the year 3000 but operate in the year 2001, while ''Dino Thunder'' draw their power from the meteor that destroyed the dinosaurs. ''Mystic Force'', naturally, is full-on magic, while ''Ninja Storm'' and ''Jungle Fury'' involve SupernaturalMartialArts that could just as well be magic but are never called such.such.
** Moreover, while some teams have powers outside their suits, becoming an actual ''Ranger'' apparently involves tapping into [[MetaOrigin the Morphing Grid]], whether you use magic or science to do so.


* Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse: unlike the MCU's film entry, the television side ''usually'' averts this trope and is content to let magic be magic. ''Series/{{Daredevil}}'' and ''Series/IronFist'' regularly feature SupernaturalMartialArts, and even ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' spent a whole season on ComicBook/GhostRider and a demonic spellbook. However, this trope is played straight in ''Series/{{Runaways}}''. In [[ComicBook/{{Runaways}} the comic]], the Staff of One is a magic artifact conjured by Nico Minoru spilling her own blood, and it can create any affect but only once. In the show however, it's an intricate device composed of nanotechnology that interfaces with--oh hell, it's a magic staff. Nico, a Wiccan, has this exact attitude as her mother tries to explain it to her.

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* Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse: unlike the MCU's film entry, the television side ''usually'' averts this trope and is content to let magic be magic. ''Series/{{Daredevil}}'' ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'' and ''Series/IronFist'' regularly feature SupernaturalMartialArts, and even ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' spent a whole season on ComicBook/GhostRider and a demonic spellbook. However, this trope is played straight in ''Series/{{Runaways}}''.''Series/{{Runaways 2017}}''. In [[ComicBook/{{Runaways}} the comic]], the Staff of One is a magic artifact conjured by Nico Minoru spilling her own blood, and it can create any affect but only once. In the show however, it's an intricate device composed of nanotechnology that interfaces with--oh hell, it's a magic staff. Nico, a Wiccan, has this exact attitude as her mother tries to explain it to her.


* Invoked back and forth in ''Series/PowerRangers''; the original series explicitly identified the Rangers' mentor, Zordon, as an alien wizard, with their powers, weapons and vehicles the creation of his magic, but later shows have made the Rangers' powers more explicitly technological in nature, such as ''Lightspeed Rescue'' being an elite contemporary rescue team and ''Time Force'' an elite police force that originated from the year 3000 but operate in the year 2001, while ''Dino Thunder'' draw their power from the meteor that destroyed the dinosaurs and ''Mystic Force'' are the guardians foretold in an ancient prophecy.

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* Invoked back and forth in ''Series/PowerRangers''; ''Franchise/PowerRangers''; the original series explicitly identified the Rangers' mentor, Zordon, as an alien wizard, with their powers, weapons and vehicles the creation of his magic, but later shows have made the Rangers' powers more explicitly technological in nature, such as ''Lightspeed Rescue'' being an elite contemporary rescue team and ''Time Force'' an elite police force that originated from the year 3000 but operate in the year 2001, while ''Dino Thunder'' draw their power from the meteor that destroyed the dinosaurs and dinosaurs. ''Mystic Force'' Force'', naturally, is full-on magic, while ''Ninja Storm'' and ''Jungle Fury'' involve SupernaturalMartialArts that could just as well be magic but are the guardians foretold in an ancient prophecy.never called such.


* Played with in an issue of ComicBook/IronMan from Creator/KieronGillen's run. Malekith of TheFairFolk (part of Thor's RoguesGallery) refers to one of the Mandarin's rings as magic. When the ring protests that it is ''science'', Malekith ignores this.

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* Played with in an issue of ComicBook/IronMan ''ComicBook/IronMan'' from Creator/KieronGillen's run. Malekith of TheFairFolk (part (one of Thor's RoguesGallery) usual enemies) refers to one of the Mandarin's rings as magic. When the ring protests that it is ''science'', Malekith ignores this.

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