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* Doctor Strange and the Sorcerer's Supreme involves a macguffin known as the Word of God that appears to be a spellbook of unimaginable power. Turns out the spellbook is actually advanced technology from an extradimensional alien being that magic users just happen to have an affinity for. Using its spells draws the owner to the dimension it resides it.


--> '''John the Norman Shipmaster:''' But the Hero is supposedly a smith without peer, practically a wizard in the forge, with skill over metal unmatched this side of Heaven itself. He crafted for himself a new leg, wrought of silver, steel, yew, oak, thorn and gold, and gave it the facsimile of life and the quickness of flesh, and upon it he can walk and run as well as a normal man.

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--> ---> '''John the Norman Shipmaster:''' But the Hero is supposedly a smith without peer, practically a wizard in the forge, with skill over metal unmatched this side of Heaven itself. He crafted for himself a new leg, wrought of silver, steel, yew, oak, thorn and gold, and gave it the facsimile of life and the quickness of flesh, and upon it he can walk and run as well as a normal man.man.
* ''Fanfic/InfinityCrisis'': Invoked in ''Of Kryptonians and Queens'' as Merlin complains over Brainy assuming his magic is just an advanced science.


* In ''Fanfic/MyMasterEd'', because the method to create gold with alchemy wouldn't be discovered for another couple hundred years, when Edward creates some in front of an elderly couple, they start worshiping him. When he does the same in front of Van, he assumes Edward's [[GodGuise a god in disguise]] and [[{{Fainting}} passes out on the spot]].

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* In ''Fanfic/MyMasterEd'', because the method to create gold with alchemy wouldn't be discovered for another couple hundred years, when Edward creates some in front of an elderly couple, they start worshiping him. When he does the same in front of Van, Hohenheim, he assumes Edward's [[GodGuise a god in disguise]] and [[{{Fainting}} passes out on the spot]].


* 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}}'', ''Series/IronFist'', and ''Series/TheDefenders'' regularly feature 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.

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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}}'', ''Series/IronFist'', and ''Series/TheDefenders'' regularly feature 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. Then, in the second season, it really [[DoingInTheScientist does turn out to be magic after all]].

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* In ''Fanfic/AThingOfVikings'', quite a few kings, bishops and other political figures from outside of Berk see the dragons as demons and regard Hiccup as a sorcerer who commands them. Harthacnut referred to him as a "sorcerer-smith" and was particularly unnerved by his artificial leg, which allowed him to walk normally.
** Others are more positive, but the leg, Toothless' harness, Hiccup's flaming sword and Astrid's flaming ax are all believed to be the work of magic, not engineering.
--> '''John the Norman Shipmaster:''' But the Hero is supposedly a smith without peer, practically a wizard in the forge, with skill over metal unmatched this side of Heaven itself. He crafted for himself a new leg, wrought of silver, steel, yew, oak, thorn and gold, and gave it the facsimile of life and the quickness of flesh, and upon it he can walk and run as well as a normal man.


* [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series, where sufficiently ''mundane'' technology is indistinguishable from magic. For every technological advance non-magical people have made, wizards have a magical equivalent. Many wizards are stumped by Muggle technology, despite being surrounded with it, so they're generally told that [[AWizardDidIt A Scientist Did It]]. It was implied that sheer virtue of growing up in a muggle family was enough to make Hermione more qualified to teach the "Muggle Studies" course than the unnamed professor and that she explicitly said she was taking the course [[ItAmusedMe For The Lulz]].

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* [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series, where sufficiently ''mundane'' technology is indistinguishable from magic. For every technological advance non-magical people have made, wizards have a magical equivalent. Many wizards are stumped by Muggle technology, despite being surrounded with it, so they're generally told that [[AWizardDidIt A Scientist Did It]]. It was implied that sheer virtue of growing up in a muggle family was enough to make Hermione more qualified to teach the "Muggle Studies" course than the unnamed professor Charity Burbage and that she explicitly said she was taking the course [[ItAmusedMe For The Lulz]].


** While this is a recurring theme, there are two instances in which he plays with it. In one, the Doctor gives a primitive companion a yo-yo, and gives her the impression that she needs to play with it to keep the TARDIS working. Later on he comments "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from a yo-yo".

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** While this is a recurring theme, there are two instances in which he plays with it. In one, the Doctor gives a primitive companion a yo-yo, and gives her the impression that she needs to play with it to keep the TARDIS working. Later on he comments "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from a yo-yo".yo-yo/"



*** Apparently there were actual magic-workers on Gallifrey in the days before they were Time Lords, according mostly to supplementary materials that don't quite count. There was war between science and the magical regime, and the dubiously canon 'genetic looms' on which Time Lords are made because they can't breed are necessary because of the old dictator's ''dying curse''. "The Shakespeare Code" tried to spin it as magic really being a special kind of applied science, but basically, a lot of the science is magic.

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*** Apparently there were actual magic-workers on Gallifrey in the days before they were Time Lords, according mostly to supplementary materials that don't quite count. There was war between science and the magical regime, and the dubiously canon 'genetic looms' "genetic looms" on which Time Lords are made because they can't breed are necessary because of the old dictator's ''dying curse''. "The Shakespeare Code" tried to spin it as magic really being a special kind of applied science, but basically, a lot of the science is magic.magic.
** At the end of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS37E8TheWitchfinders "The Witchfinders"]], the Doctor quotes the Law to King James I word-for-word before departing in the TARDIS.


* In ''Fanfic/MyMasterEd, because the method to create gold with alchemy wouldn't be discovered for another couple hundred years, when Edward creates some in front of an elderly couple, they start worshiping him. When he does the same in front of Van, he assumes Edward's a god in disguise and [[{{Fainting}} passes out on the spot]].

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* In ''Fanfic/MyMasterEd, ''Fanfic/MyMasterEd'', because the method to create gold with alchemy wouldn't be discovered for another couple hundred years, when Edward creates some in front of an elderly couple, they start worshiping him. When he does the same in front of Van, he assumes Edward's [[GodGuise a god in disguise disguise]] and [[{{Fainting}} passes out on the spot]].

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* In ''Fanfic/MyMasterEd, because the method to create gold with alchemy wouldn't be discovered for another couple hundred years, when Edward creates some in front of an elderly couple, they start worshiping him. When he does the same in front of Van, he assumes Edward's a god in disguise and [[{{Fainting}} passes out on the spot]].


* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' it was unclear, even to Tedd, if Tedd's TFG is technology or magic. It was confirmed in [[http://egscomics.com/?date=2008-11-13 this comic]] that it a combination of both and thus Magitek.
** it is also a major reason for Tedd to make magic available to everyone:
[-assassin vampire about to shoot someone defending himself against magic: "Fancy magic, fire and noise, all outdone, by humanity's toys"-]

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* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' it ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'': It was unclear, even to Tedd, if Tedd's TFG is was technology or magic. It was confirmed in [[http://egscomics.com/?date=2008-11-13 this comic]] that it a combination of both and thus Magitek.
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Magitek. It is also a major reason for Tedd to make magic available to everyone:
[-assassin
everyone. Sure magic can be dangerous, but [[MugglesDoItBetter technology is usually more directly destructive, and easier to use to boot]]. An ancient vampire about to shoot someone defending himself against magic: "Fancy nearly kills one of the most powerful wizards in the world with a perfectly ordinary gun.
-->'''Vampire:''' Fancy
magic, fire and noise, noise... all outdone, outdone by humanity's toys"-]toys.


* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' at first seems very much like a fantasy show, especially due to its MagicalGirl trappings. However, as the show progresses, it becomes more and more apparent that the Gems' "magic" is in fact ''extremely'' advanced technology, including holograms, space-ships and teleporters. The Gems themselves are an alien race that seem to most closely resemble computers in function. [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane That said]], [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane there are still many details that make the existence of magic]] [[http://steven-universe.wikia.com/wiki/Magic ambiguous in-universe]], most notably the presence of life energy and the fact that the Gems ''themselves'' refer to their abilities as "magical".

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' at first seems very much like a fantasy show, especially due to its MagicalGirl trappings. However, as the show progresses, it becomes more and more apparent that the Gems' "magic" is in fact ''extremely'' advanced technology, including holograms, space-ships and teleporters. The Gems themselves are an alien race that seem to most closely resemble computers in function. [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane That said]], said, [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane there are still many details that make the existence of magic]] [[http://steven-universe.wikia.com/wiki/Magic ambiguous in-universe]], most notably the presence of life energy and the fact that the Gems ''themselves'' refer to their abilities as "magical".


* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' at first seems very much like a fantasy show, especially due to its MagicalGirl trappings. However, as the show progresses, it becomes more and more apparent that the Gems' "magic" is in fact ''extremely'' advanced technology, including holograms, space-ships and teleporters. The Gems themselves are an alien race that seem to most closely resemble computers in function. That said, [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane there are still many details that make the existence of magic]] [[http://steven-universe.wikia.com/wiki/Magic ambiguous in-universe]], most notably the presence of life energy and the fact that the Gems ''themselves'' refer to their abilities as "magical".

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' at first seems very much like a fantasy show, especially due to its MagicalGirl trappings. However, as the show progresses, it becomes more and more apparent that the Gems' "magic" is in fact ''extremely'' advanced technology, including holograms, space-ships and teleporters. The Gems themselves are an alien race that seem to most closely resemble computers in function. [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane That said, said]], [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane there are still many details that make the existence of magic]] [[http://steven-universe.wikia.com/wiki/Magic ambiguous in-universe]], most notably the presence of life energy and the fact that the Gems ''themselves'' refer to their abilities as "magical".


* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' at first seems very much like a fantasy show, especially due to its MagicalGirl trappings. However, as the show progresses, it becomes more and more apparent that the Gems' "magic" is in fact ''extremely'' advanced technology, including holograms, space-ships and teleporters. The Gems themselves are an alien race that seem to most closely resemble computers in function. That said, there are still many details that make the existence of magic [[http://steven-universe.wikia.com/wiki/Magic ambiguous in-universe]], most notably the presence of life energy and the fact that the Gems ''themselves'' refer to their abilities as "magical".

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' at first seems very much like a fantasy show, especially due to its MagicalGirl trappings. However, as the show progresses, it becomes more and more apparent that the Gems' "magic" is in fact ''extremely'' advanced technology, including holograms, space-ships and teleporters. The Gems themselves are an alien race that seem to most closely resemble computers in function. That said, [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane there are still many details that make the existence of magic magic]] [[http://steven-universe.wikia.com/wiki/Magic ambiguous in-universe]], most notably the presence of life energy and the fact that the Gems ''themselves'' refer to their abilities as "magical".

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* ''Manga/DrStone'' is set in a post-apocalyptic setting where humanity still exists in small pockets but has regressed back to Stone Age technology. Because of this lack of understanding of science and scientific technique, acts of science demonstrated by Senku, an OmnidisciplinaryScientist who was brought over from the 21st century, appear to most onlookers as magic, as they have no idea how even the simpler devices Senku cobbles together even work. The only one who can keep up with Senku is a genius-intellect villager named Chrome, and even then, he referred to the results of his own chemical experimentation prior to Senku's arrival as sorcery. Even after Senku has practically drilled into every villager's head that what he's doing is science, not magic, some of the villagers continue to see Senku as a sorceror and the devices he creates as sorcery.


In case you're wondering, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarke%27s_three_laws here are all three laws]]. The first law is partially covered by InTheory and the second by BeyondTheImpossible.

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In case you're wondering, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarke%27s_three_laws here are all three laws]]. The first second law is partially covered by InTheory and the second by BeyondTheImpossible.

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