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* ''TabletopGame/MageTheAscension'' does use the term magic (or Magick) for its magic in most supplements, but this only represents the perspective of the default player faction, the [[AncientConspiracy Traditions]]. Their enemy, the [[RepressiveButEfficient Technocratic Union]], considers magic merely a special case of advanced applied physics, with its practice often referred to as ''Enlightened Science''.


** In volume 6, we discover that [[spoiler:Remnant was once a HighFantasy world where everyone had magic. After the gods left, they took magic with them, leaving humanity with just a bare semblance of the power they once had. So Aura, Semblances, and Dust ''are'' magic, just so weak as to not even deserve the name. However, Ozma and Salem, the last two surviving humans, do have their full magic... except Ozma has sacrificed most of his power over the years, and Salem is the BigBad]].

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** In volume 6, we discover that [[spoiler:Remnant was once a HighFantasy world where everyone had magic. After the gods left, they took magic with them, leaving humanity with just a bare semblance of the power they once had. So Aura, Semblances, and Dust ''are'' magic, just so weak as to not even deserve the name. However, Ozma and Salem, the last two surviving original humans, do have their full magic... except Ozma has sacrificed most of his power over the years, and Salem is the BigBad]].


** As it turns out, there ''is'' real magic in the world, but it is entirely different from Aura, Semblances, and Dust. The Maidens of the Seasons are four incredibly powerful women with ElementalPowers and WeatherControl, capable of far more than what anyone else can do--and they can do it without Dust. Ozpin is not shy about calling these abilities magic.

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** As it turns out, there ''is'' real magic in the world, but it is entirely different from Aura, Semblances, and Dust. The Maidens of the Seasons are four incredibly powerful women with ElementalPowers and WeatherControl, WeatherManipulation, capable of far more than what anyone else can do--and they can do it without Dust. Ozpin is not shy about calling these abilities magic.


* ''{{WebAnimation/RWBY}}'': Subverted. WordOfGod states that Dust was used in place of magic to intentionally avoid using the word during [[http://youtu.be/D8o4neUbtcc?t=29m48s their RTX panel]]. However, since then, he, and the rest of the staff, have freely described certain characters as "mages". [[spoiler:And as it turns out, there are ''literal'' magic users in this world whose powers are not related to Dust or Aura. And one of them happens to be the BigBad...]]

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* ''{{WebAnimation/RWBY}}'': Subverted. ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'':
** "Aura" is a SoulPower used for defense and attack, "Semblances" are unique Aura-powered abilities like SuperSpeed and MagnetismManipulation, and Dust is a crystal that can be used to produce various elemental effects or enhance Semblances. None of these things are ever called magic, and
WordOfGod states was specific that Dust was used in place of magic they didn't want to intentionally avoid using use the word during [[http://youtu.be/D8o4neUbtcc?t=29m48s their RTX panel]]. However, since then, he, and the rest of the staff, have freely described certain "magic." They still refer to several characters that use Dust a lot as "mages". [[spoiler:And as "mages," but that word never shows up in-universe.
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it turns out, there are ''literal'' ''is'' real magic users in this the world, but it is entirely different from Aura, Semblances, and Dust. The Maidens of the Seasons are four incredibly powerful women with ElementalPowers and WeatherControl, capable of far more than what anyone else can do--and they can do it without Dust. Ozpin is not shy about calling these abilities magic.
** In volume 6, we discover that [[spoiler:Remnant was once a HighFantasy
world whose powers are not related to where everyone had magic. After the gods left, they took magic with them, leaving humanity with just a bare semblance of the power they once had. So Aura, Semblances, and Dust or Aura. And one of them happens ''are'' magic, just so weak as to be not even deserve the BigBad...]]name. However, Ozma and Salem, the last two surviving humans, do have their full magic... except Ozma has sacrificed most of his power over the years, and Salem is the BigBad]].


** This is a plot point in Episode 5 of ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarOnline2'', where the swords-and-sorcery alternate dimension of Omega has what is referred to by the inhabitants as Mana, which is used to cast Magic. Your allies immediately recognize it to be what you and they know as Photons and Techniques [[CallARabbitASmeerp by different names]].

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** This is a plot point in Episode 5 of ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarOnline2'', where the swords-and-sorcery alternate dimension of Omega has what is referred to by the inhabitants as Mana, which is used to cast Magic. Your allies immediately recognize it this to be what you and they know as Photons and Techniques [[CallARabbitASmeerp Techniques, just by a different names]].name.

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** This is a plot point in Episode 5 of ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarOnline2'', where the swords-and-sorcery alternate dimension of Omega has what is referred to by the inhabitants as Mana, which is used to cast Magic. Your allies immediately recognize it to be what you and they know as Photons and Techniques [[CallARabbitASmeerp by different names]].

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* ''Literature/''DragonridersOfPern'' is officially classified as science fiction, because the dragons in question are actually alien creatures who have had genetic engineering added to them by human scientists. But how were the original alien creatures able to teleport or engage in mind-to-mind communication? That's attributed to an innate psychic power, which is different from having an innate magical power for . . . reasons.


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%%* * ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'': ContractorsContractors are able to do very specific things with their powers. These include generating massive amounts of electricity, using their blood as explosives, and draining people's life span. However, none if it is ever called "magic."


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* ''Manga/OnePiece'' has Devil Fruit powers that allow for all sorts of effects. Beyond the standard fire/ice/lightning sort of elemental powers one might expect, the protagonist is a RubberMan, an enemy can generate poison gas, and one of the {{Big Bad}}s of the series is capable of CastingAShadow and causing earthquakes with a swing of his hand. None of these powers are ever explicitly referred to as magical; the few times magic is brought up, the whole thing is brushed off as silly.


* ''Manga/EdensZero'' has Ether, which the series typically prefers to call magic, an "unscientific" word for despite there being no firm science behind it. It's both the LifeEnergy of the universe and a [[AppliedPhlebotinum power source]] for machines, and people can tap into the Ether in their bodies by using a technique called [[KiManipulation Ether Gear]]. It's also present in the atmosphere of planets, with many Ether-abundant worlds having unique planetary phenomena depending on its type (Blue Garden's Water Ether creates a river that floats through the sky, Norma's Earth Ether creates huge pillars of crystal in its clouds that regularly bombard the surface, etc.).

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* ''Manga/EdensZero'' has Ether, which the series typically prefers to call magic, an "unscientific" word for despite there being no firm science behind it. It's both the LifeEnergy of the universe and a [[AppliedPhlebotinum power source]] for machines, which can convert it into HardLight objects, and people can tap into the Ether in their bodies by using a technique called [[KiManipulation Ether Gear]]. It's also present in the atmosphere of planets, with many Ether-abundant worlds having unique planetary phenomena depending on its type (Blue Garden's Water Ether creates a river that floats through the sky, Norma's Earth Ether creates huge pillars of crystal in its clouds that regularly bombard the surface, etc.).


* ''Manga/EdensZero'' has Ether, which the series calls the "scientific" word for magic. It's both the LifeEnergy of the universe and a [[AppliedPhlebotinum power source]] for machines, and people can tap into the Ether in their bodies by using a technique called [[KiManipulation Ether Gear]]. It's also present in the atmosphere of planets, with many Ether-abundant worlds having unique planetary phenomena depending on its type (Blue Garden's Water Ether creates a river that floats through the sky, Norma's Earth Ether creates huge pillars of crystal in its clouds that regularly bombard the surface, etc.).

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* ''Manga/EdensZero'' has Ether, which the series calls the "scientific" typically prefers to call magic, an "unscientific" word for magic.despite there being no firm science behind it. It's both the LifeEnergy of the universe and a [[AppliedPhlebotinum power source]] for machines, and people can tap into the Ether in their bodies by using a technique called [[KiManipulation Ether Gear]]. It's also present in the atmosphere of planets, with many Ether-abundant worlds having unique planetary phenomena depending on its type (Blue Garden's Water Ether creates a river that floats through the sky, Norma's Earth Ether creates huge pillars of crystal in its clouds that regularly bombard the surface, etc.).


* ''Manga/EdensZero'' has Ether, which the series calls magic in "unscientific terms". It's both the LifeEnergy of the universe and a [[AppliedPhlebotinum power source]] for machines, and people can tap into the Ether in their bodies like a machine using a technique called [[KiManipulation Ether Gear]]. It also flows through planets, with many Ether-abundant worlds having unique planetary phenomena depending on its type (Blue Garden's Water Ether creates a river that floats through the sky, Norma's Earth Ether creates huge pillars of crystal in its clouds that regularly bombard the surface, etc.).

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* ''Manga/EdensZero'' has Ether, which the series calls magic in "unscientific terms". the "scientific" word for magic. It's both the LifeEnergy of the universe and a [[AppliedPhlebotinum power source]] for machines, and people can tap into the Ether in their bodies like a machine by using a technique called [[KiManipulation Ether Gear]]. It It's also flows through present in the atmosphere of planets, with many Ether-abundant worlds having unique planetary phenomena depending on its type (Blue Garden's Water Ether creates a river that floats through the sky, Norma's Earth Ether creates huge pillars of crystal in its clouds that regularly bombard the surface, etc.).


* ''Manga/EdensZero'' has Ether, which the series outright says is a scientific term for magic. It's both the LifeEnergy of the universe and a [[AppliedPhlebotinum power source]] for machines, and people can tap into the Ether in their bodies like a machine using a technique called [[KiManipulation Ether Gear]]. It also flows through planets, with many Ether-abundant worlds having unique planetary phenomena depending on its type (Blue Garden's Water Ether creates a river that floats through the sky, Norma's Earth Ether creates huge pillars of crystal in its clouds that regularly bombard the surface, etc.).

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* ''Manga/EdensZero'' has Ether, which the series outright says is a scientific term for magic.calls magic in "unscientific terms". It's both the LifeEnergy of the universe and a [[AppliedPhlebotinum power source]] for machines, and people can tap into the Ether in their bodies like a machine using a technique called [[KiManipulation Ether Gear]]. It also flows through planets, with many Ether-abundant worlds having unique planetary phenomena depending on its type (Blue Garden's Water Ether creates a river that floats through the sky, Norma's Earth Ether creates huge pillars of crystal in its clouds that regularly bombard the surface, etc.).

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* ''Manga/EdensZero'' has Ether, which the series outright says is a scientific term for magic. It's both the LifeEnergy of the universe and a [[AppliedPhlebotinum power source]] for machines, and people can tap into the Ether in their bodies like a machine using a technique called [[KiManipulation Ether Gear]]. It also flows through planets, with many Ether-abundant worlds having unique planetary phenomena depending on its type (Blue Garden's Water Ether creates a river that floats through the sky, Norma's Earth Ether creates huge pillars of crystal in its clouds that regularly bombard the surface, etc.).


** Block Transfer Computations — complex mathematical equations that were never openly compared to magic, but the most blatant use of them (at least until the novels decided that [=TARDISes=] were made out of them) [[Recap/DoctorWhoS19E7Logopolis involved]] a planet of monastic aliens chanting arcane formulae to reshape reality.

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** Block Transfer Computations — complex mathematical equations that were never openly compared to magic, but the most blatant use of them (at least until the novels decided that [=TARDISes=] were made out of them) [[Recap/DoctorWhoS19E7Logopolis [[Recap/DoctorWhoS18E7Logopolis involved]] a planet of monastic aliens chanting arcane formulae to reshape reality.


* ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'': Contractors
* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'': The Ripple and later, Stands. And then there's the Bow and Arrow, Spin, and the Wall Eyes.
* The Clans in ''Anime/{{K}}'' never refer to their powers as magic. The Slate is an "energy source". Their powers aren't from any standard, they don't all operate the same way, and they're quite easy to lose control of, but "magic" is never used. It's possible that they're trying to avoid the dreamy, inspiring connotations of "magic", since their powers are something frightening, with intense [[SuperpowerMeltdown potential for disaster]]. The Green Clan's more versatile powers (incl. walking through walls) are frequently called a "manipulation ability", a particularly standout example of this.
* ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'': Dying Will Flames, split into multiple variations and applications.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': Ninjutsu. Although ''Naruto's'' techniques are explicitly magical, they have no defined limits and allow NewPowersAsThePlotDemands, a lot of which aren't traditionally associated with ninjas.
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'': [[AlchemyIsMagic Alchemy]] is accompanied by flashes of light, [[spoiler:requires {{mana}}]], and can perform actions that look like PlayingWithFire or DishingOutDirt etc but Edward is quick to point out that it is not magic but ''science''. He's [[SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic not entirely wrong]], either, despite later revelations that [[spoiler:certain fundamental assumptions about Amestrian alchemy, including ''EquivalentExchange as they know it,'' are false.]]



%%* ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'': Contractors
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'': [[AlchemyIsMagic Alchemy]] is accompanied by flashes of light, [[spoiler:requires {{mana}}]], and can perform actions that look like PlayingWithFire or DishingOutDirt, etc., but Edward is quick to point out that it is not magic but ''science''. He's [[SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic not entirely wrong]], either, despite later revelations that [[spoiler:certain fundamental assumptions about Amestrian alchemy, including ''EquivalentExchange as they know it'', are false.]]



* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'': The Ripple and later, Stands. And then there's the Bow and Arrow, Spin, and the Wall Eyes.
* The Clans in ''Anime/{{K}}'' never refer to their powers as magic. The Slate is an "energy source". Their powers aren't from any standard, they don't all operate the same way, and they're quite easy to lose control of, but "magic" is never used. It's possible that they're trying to avoid the dreamy, inspiring connotations of "magic", since their powers are something frightening, with intense [[SuperpowerMeltdown potential for disaster]]. The Green Clan's more versatile powers (incl. walking through walls) are frequently called a "manipulation ability", a particularly standout example of this.
* ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'': Dying Will Flames, split into multiple variations and applications.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': Ninjutsu. Although ''Naruto's'' techniques are explicitly magical, they have no defined limits and allow NewPowersAsThePlotDemands, a lot of which aren't traditionally associated with ninjas.



* Deliberate in the ''VideoGame/HeroesOfTheStorm'' fanfic ''FanFic/HeroesOfTheDesk''--the [[FunWithAcronyms Strategic Prevention, Extraction, and Ablation Regiment]] calls it "Functional Supernatural Phenomena." And even then, they tend to take the view of SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic and/or invoke ClarksThirdLaw, though it's deliberately left unclear what counts as the former versus the latter.

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* Deliberate in the ''VideoGame/HeroesOfTheStorm'' fanfic ''FanFic/HeroesOfTheDesk''--the [[FunWithAcronyms Strategic Prevention, Extraction, and Ablation Regiment]] calls it "Functional Supernatural Phenomena." Phenomena". And even then, they tend to take the view of SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic and/or invoke ClarksThirdLaw, though it's deliberately left unclear what counts as the former versus the latter.



* In the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, WordOfGod says there is no magic, just new and strange kinds of science. Yeah, even with ''Film/DoctorStrange2016''. A lot of fans roll their eyes at that.
* In ''Film/TheMatrix'', bending the rules of physics while jacked into the computer world is ostensibly just hacking a program, but tends to be accorded mystical significance. Then Neo starts controlling machines in the real world with his mind alone...



* In ''Film/TheMatrix'', bending the rules of physics while jacked into the computer world is ostensibly just hacking a program, but tends to be accorded mystical significance. Then Neo starts controlling machines in the real world with his mind alone....
* In the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, WordOfGod says there is no magic, just new and strange kinds of science. Yeah, even with ''Film/DoctorStrange2016.'' A lot of fans roll their eyes at that.



* ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'': The One Power, which is segregated by sex, with males using ''saidin'' and females ''saidar''. Using the Power is called channeling. The BigBad has his own flavor, called the True Power. Then there are miscellaneous bits of OutsideContextMagic floating around, like dudes who can talk to wolves, Ogier Treesinging, Dreamwalking, and Min's aura vision. All of it is clearly magical, but [[NotUsingTheZWord the word "magic" is never used]]; the closest they come is when Aes Sedai (female users of the One Power) are occasionally called "witches" as a pejorative.
* ''Literature/TheSharingKnife'': Ground (Lakewalkers specifically dislike the term magic.)
* Creator/BrandonSanderson's "cosmere" multiverse in general uses this; individual systems of FunctionalMagic are referred to by their names, and the term "magic" hardly ever comes up. The exception is in ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'', where one magic system ''is'' called "the Old Magic". In ''Literature/TheAlloyOfLaw'', allomancy is referred to as magic a few times. By contrast, the multiverse's resident MetaGuy, in the appendix of the same book, seems to refer to all forms of magic as "investiture", but exactly what this means is not yet explained.
%%* ''Literature/TheLookingGlassWars'': Imagination.
* ''Literature/TheKingKillerChronicle'': Sympathy, not to be confused with "Naming". If you know the true name of something you can command it, but if you don't then you can find something to represent it and use your willpower to force what happens to this to happen to that. Sympathy is seen as magic by many people in-universe, but people who actually use it insist that it isn't.

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* ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'': ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfThomasCovenant'' has Earthpower, an ambient quasi-mystical energy of The One Power, Land, which is segregated by sex, with males using ''saidin'' and females ''saidar''. Using some humans can channel to devastating effect. Though the Power is called channeling. The BigBad series also has his own flavor, called magic (via the True Power. Then there are miscellaneous bits Wild Magic of OutsideContextMagic floating around, like dudes who can talk to wolves, Ogier Treesinging, Dreamwalking, and Min's aura vision. All of it white gold [platinum]). Comparably, Earthpower is clearly magical, but [[NotUsingTheZWord the word "magic" fire, wild magic is never used]]; the closest they come is when Aes Sedai (female users of the One Power) are occasionally called "witches" as a pejorative.
* ''Literature/TheSharingKnife'': Ground (Lakewalkers specifically dislike the term magic.)
an atom bomb.
* Creator/BrandonSanderson's "cosmere" ''[[Literature/TheCosmere Cosmere]]'' multiverse in general uses this; individual systems of FunctionalMagic are referred to by their names, and the term "magic" hardly ever comes up. The exception is in ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'', where one magic system ''is'' called "the Old Magic". In ''Literature/TheAlloyOfLaw'', allomancy is referred to as magic a few times. By contrast, the multiverse's resident MetaGuy, in the appendix of the same book, seems to refer to all forms of magic as "investiture", but exactly what this means is not yet explained.
%%* ''Literature/TheLookingGlassWars'': Imagination.
* ''Literature/TheKingKillerChronicle'': Sympathy, not to be confused with "Naming". If you know the true name of something you can command it, but if you don't then you can find something to represent it and use your willpower to force what happens to this to happen to that. Sympathy is seen as magic by many people in-universe, but people who actually use it insist that it isn't.
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* Played with in the Literature/MediochreQSethSeries. Some people occasionally ''do'' call it magic, but most get quite uppity about the fact that it's [[InsistentTerminology properly called]] '[[{{Whatevermancy}} mancy]]'.
* ''Literature/StrengthAndJustice'' firmly assures that everyone's powers in the books are called "dynas" (short for "dynamism"), but at several points magic circles are said to appear when a dyna is in use, and the history of the city very clearly states that the users are all with an innate magical capability. It's a bit unclear as to what it is exactly.
* ''Literature/{{Runemarks}}'' uses 'glam'. TheGospelOfLoki makes it clear that this is exactly the same as the thing we call magic.



* ''Literature/TheKingkillerChronicle'': Sympathy, not to be confused with "Naming". If you know the true name of something you can command it, but if you don't then you can find something to represent it and use your willpower to force what happens to this to happen to that. Sympathy is seen as magic by many people in-universe, but people who actually use it insist that it isn't.
* ''Literature/TheLookingGlassWars'': Imagination. Complete with divisions into White and Black imagination. And since it is, as the name suggests, an ImaginationBasedSuperpower, it's very flexible, so there's no need to cast specific spells.



* ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfThomasCovenant'' has Earthpower, an ambient quasi-mystical energy of The Land, which some humans can channel to devastating effect. Though the series also has magic (via the Wild Magic of white gold [platinum]). Comparably, Earthpower is fire, wild magic is an atom bomb.

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* ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfThomasCovenant'' has Earthpower, Played with in the ''Literature/MediochreQSethSeries''. Some people occasionally ''do'' call it magic, but most get quite uppity about the fact that it's [[InsistentTerminology properly called]] "[[{{Whatevermancy}} mancy]]".
* ''Literature/{{Runemarks}}'' uses "glam". ''Literature/TheGospelOfLoki'' makes it clear that this is exactly the same as the thing we call magic.
%%* ''Literature/TheSharingKnife'': Ground (Lakewalkers specifically dislike the term magic.)
* ''Literature/StrengthAndJustice'' firmly assures that everyone's powers in the books are called "dynas" (short for "dynamism"), but at several points magic circles are said to appear when a dyna is in use, and the history of the city very clearly states that the users are all with
an ambient quasi-mystical energy of innate magical capability. It's a bit unclear as to what it is exactly.
* ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'':
The Land, One Power, which some humans is segregated by sex, with males using ''saidin'' and females ''saidar''. Using the Power is called channeling. The BigBad has his own flavor, called the True Power. Then there are miscellaneous bits of OutsideContextMagic floating around, like dudes who can channel talk to devastating effect. Though wolves, Ogier Treesinging, Dreamwalking, and Min's aura vision. All of it is clearly magical, but [[NotUsingTheZWord the series also has magic (via word "magic" is never used]]; the Wild Magic closest they come is when Aes Sedai (female users of white gold [platinum]). Comparably, Earthpower is fire, wild magic is an atom bomb.the One Power) are occasionally called "witches" as a pejorative.



* In ''Franchise/StarTrek'', humans are absolutely militant about this. No matter how scientifically-inexplicable something is, or if that something can outright change the laws of physics at will, it is ''still'' not "magic". Referring to it as such will provoke an immediate negative response and denial. {{Technobabble}}, even if it is completely unsupported by evidence, will invariably be accepted as an explanation before "magic" will. Things which would be considered "supernatural" in real life such as PsychicPowers or RealityWarper[=s=] are still regarded as scientific in nature, even though Federation science cannot explain them. Which is why talking about the limitless power of "thought" is acceptable, but using the m-word will get you an earful of [[FlatEarthAtheist Flat Earth Atheism]].



** The Carrionites -- witches who used what the Doctor insisted was not magic, but physics based on words rather than numbers.
** It also has Block Transfer Computations -- complex mathematical equations that were never openly compared to magic, but the most blatant use of them (at least until the novels decided that [=TARDISes=] were made out of them) involved a planet of monastic aliens chanting arcane formulae to reshape reality.
** A funny lampshade (or is it a reference) is made in the Tenth Doctor's episode "The Girl in the Fireplace", where he says that the window they're looking through to XVIII century France is a "spatial-temporal hyperlink".

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** The Carrionites -- witches who used what the Doctor insisted was not magic, but physics based on words rather than numbers.
** It also has
Block Transfer Computations -- complex mathematical equations that were never openly compared to magic, but the most blatant use of them (at least until the novels decided that [=TARDISes=] were made out of them) involved [[Recap/DoctorWhoS19E7Logopolis involved]] a planet of monastic aliens chanting arcane formulae to reshape reality.
** A funny lampshade (or is it a reference) is made in the Tenth Doctor's episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E4TheGirlInTheFireplace "The Girl in the Fireplace", Fireplace"]], where he the Doctor says that the window they're looking through to XVIII century France is a "spatial-temporal hyperlink".



** The [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E2TheShakespeareCode Carrionites]] — witches who use what the Doctor insists is not magic, but physics based on words rather than numbers.
* In ''Franchise/StarTrek'', humans are absolutely militant about this. No matter how scientifically-inexplicable something is, or if that something can outright change the laws of physics at will, it is ''still'' not "magic". Referring to it as such will provoke an immediate negative response and denial. {{Technobabble}}, even if it is completely unsupported by evidence, will invariably be accepted as an explanation before "magic" will. Things which would be considered "supernatural" in real life such as PsychicPowers or RealityWarper[=s=] are still regarded as scientific in nature, even though Federation science cannot explain them. Which is why talking about the limitless power of "thought" is acceptable, but using the m-word will get you an earful of [[FlatEarthAtheist Flat Earth Atheism]].



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* Initally, ''Webcomic/TalesOfTheQuestor'' used "Lux" and "magic" indiscriminately. Then they decided to ban the latter term and stop styling themselves “wizards” because [[ClarkesThirdLaw it's only magic to other people]], and those go by the principle most monotheistic religions have that MagicIsEvil.



* In ''Webcomic/{{Unsounded}}'', the world's FunctionalMagic is called "pymary". WordOfGod justifies this, though, saying that the word "magic" implies something mystical and unknown. Pymary may look supernatural to us, but in the world of Unsounded, [[SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic it's an ordinary fact of life]].


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* Initally, ''Webcomic/TalesOfTheQuestor'' used "Lux" and "magic" indiscriminately. Then they decided to ban the latter term and stop styling themselves “wizards” because [[ClarkesThirdLaw it's only magic to other people]], and those go by the principle most monotheistic religions have that MagicIsEvil.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Unsounded}}'', the world's FunctionalMagic is called "pymary". WordOfGod justifies this, though, saying that the word "magic" implies something mystical and unknown. Pymary may look supernatural to us, but in the world of Unsounded, [[SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic it's an ordinary fact of life]].

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