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** In the ''HollowWorld'' subsetting for ''TabletopGame/{{Mystara}}'', the people of Blackmoor believe their technology is for real, but it's actually magic and will stop working if removed from their native valley. Zigzagged in that it ''used'' to be real technology, but has been replaced by divinely powered magical equivalents (robots replaced with unique {{golem}}s, for example). The Immortals, who preserved the Blackmoor culture from extinction, set it up this way ''partly'' so the people couldn't export their technology to any ''other'' preserved culture, which would defeat the entire purpose of the HollowWorld as a giant unchanging museum for extinct races and cultures; but ''mostly'' because when Blackmoor's technological civilization was at its peak, it caused a [[FantasticNuke global disaster sounding suspiciously like a nuclear war]] that almost destroyed Mystara and the Immortals would like to avoid that happening again.

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** In the ''HollowWorld'' subsetting for ''TabletopGame/{{Mystara}}'', the people of Blackmoor believe their technology is for real, but it's actually magic and will stop working if removed from their native valley. Zigzagged in that it ''used'' to be real technology, but has been replaced by divinely powered magical equivalents (robots replaced with unique {{golem}}s, for example). The Immortals, who preserved the Blackmoor culture from extinction, set it up this way ''partly'' so the people couldn't export their technology to any ''other'' preserved culture, which would defeat the entire purpose of the HollowWorld as a giant unchanging museum for extinct races and cultures; but ''mostly'' because when Blackmoor's technological civilization was at its peak, it caused a [[FantasticNuke global disaster sounding suspiciously like a nuclear war]] that almost destroyed Mystara Mystara, and the Immortals would like to avoid that happening again.


** In the ''HollowWorld'' subsetting for ''TabletopGame/{{Mystara}}'', the people of Blackmoor believe their technology is for real, but it's actually magic and will stop working if removed from their native valley. Zigzagged in that it ''used'' to be real technology, but has been replaced by divinely powered magical equivalents (robots replaced with unique {{golem}}s, for example). The Immortals, who preserved the Blackmoor culture from extinction, set it up this way ''partly'' so the people couldn't export their technology to any ''other'' preserved culture, which would defeat the entire purpose of the HollowWorld as a giant unchanging museum for extinct races and cultures; but ''mostly'' because when Blackmoor's technological civilization was at its peak, it caused a global disaster sounding suspiciously like a nuclear war that almost destroyed Mystara and the Immortals would like to avoid that happening again.

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** In the ''HollowWorld'' subsetting for ''TabletopGame/{{Mystara}}'', the people of Blackmoor believe their technology is for real, but it's actually magic and will stop working if removed from their native valley. Zigzagged in that it ''used'' to be real technology, but has been replaced by divinely powered magical equivalents (robots replaced with unique {{golem}}s, for example). The Immortals, who preserved the Blackmoor culture from extinction, set it up this way ''partly'' so the people couldn't export their technology to any ''other'' preserved culture, which would defeat the entire purpose of the HollowWorld as a giant unchanging museum for extinct races and cultures; but ''mostly'' because when Blackmoor's technological civilization was at its peak, it caused a [[FantasticNuke global disaster sounding suspiciously like a nuclear war war]] that almost destroyed Mystara and the Immortals would like to avoid that happening again.


** In the ''HollowWorld'' subsetting for ''TabletopGame/{{Mystara}}'', the Blacklore elves believe their technology is for real, but it's actually magic and will stop working if removed from their native valley. Zigzagged in that it ''used'' to be real technology, but has been replaced by divinely powered magical equivalents (robots replaced with unique {{golem}}s, for example). The Immortals, who preserved the Blacklore culture from extinction, set it up this way so the elves couldn't export their technology to any ''other'' preserved culture, which would defeat the entire purpose of the HollowWorld as a giant, unchanging museum for extinct races and cultures.

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** In the ''HollowWorld'' subsetting for ''TabletopGame/{{Mystara}}'', the Blacklore elves people of Blackmoor believe their technology is for real, but it's actually magic and will stop working if removed from their native valley. Zigzagged in that it ''used'' to be real technology, but has been replaced by divinely powered magical equivalents (robots replaced with unique {{golem}}s, for example). The Immortals, who preserved the Blacklore Blackmoor culture from extinction, set it up this way ''partly'' so the elves people couldn't export their technology to any ''other'' preserved culture, which would defeat the entire purpose of the HollowWorld as a giant, giant unchanging museum for extinct races and cultures.cultures; but ''mostly'' because when Blackmoor's technological civilization was at its peak, it caused a global disaster sounding suspiciously like a nuclear war that almost destroyed Mystara and the Immortals would like to avoid that happening again.

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* Invoked in the GaslampFantasy roleplaying game ''TabletopGame/CastleFalkenstein''; the sourcebooks constantly make subtle implications, if not suggest outright, that the SteamPunk technology seen in this world is merely its own form of magic, with the precise alignment of the various cogs, widgets and gizzards standing in for [[GeometricMagic the arcane sigils and runes used to invoke normal sorcery]].


** In the ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'' setting, the [[OurGnomesAreWeirder tinker gnomes]] are racially cursed to be both [[ScienceRelatedMemeticDisorder insanely fixated on doing "science" experiments]] but [[BunglingInventor incapable of doing science sensibly]]. As such, any gadgets or gizmos they produce that work often do so because they are inadvertently incorporating magical items. The race lives in strict denial of this truth, as [[MagicVsScience they are firm advocates of the idea that science is superior to sorcery]], despite their complete inability to prove it. In 3rd edition when the race gained [[SquareRaceRoundClass the ability to take magic-using classes anyway]], it was explained that gnomish mages are either trying to find a way to "prove" magic is a form of technology, seeking to find a way to reverse-engineer magic so that their technology can emulate it, or in strict denial of the fact that their "successful technology" is actually magical items and spells.

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** In the ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'' setting, the [[OurGnomesAreWeirder tinker gnomes]] are racially cursed to be both [[ScienceRelatedMemeticDisorder insanely fixated on doing "science" experiments]] but [[BunglingInventor incapable of doing science sensibly]]. As such, any gadgets or gizmos they produce that work often do so because they are inadvertently incorporating magical items. The race lives in strict denial of this truth, as [[MagicVsScience [[MagicVersusScience they are firm advocates of the idea that science is superior to sorcery]], despite their complete inability to prove it. In 3rd edition when the race gained [[SquareRaceRoundClass the ability to take magic-using classes anyway]], it was explained that gnomish mages are either trying to find a way to "prove" magic is a form of technology, seeking to find a way to reverse-engineer magic so that their technology can emulate it, or in strict denial of the fact that their "successful technology" is actually magical items and spells.


* VentureBrothers has the Joy Can, which presents whoever goes in it with their greatest fantasy. There is a debate between Dr. Venture and Dr. Orpheus about whether it is magic or science, but ultiamtely Venture reveals that while he built it scientifically, it's PoweredByAForsakenChild, pretty much pushing it into this category.

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* VentureBrothers WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers has the Joy Can, which presents whoever goes in it with their greatest fantasy. There is a debate between Dr. Venture and Dr. Orpheus about whether it is magic or science, but ultiamtely Venture reveals that while he built it scientifically, it's PoweredByAForsakenChild, pretty much pushing it into this category.


* The majority of Linkara's "Arsenal of Freedom" in AtopTheFourthWall is actually [[spoiler: literal toys he's enchanted with magic. This includes many things that are technological in the series they are based on, such as [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Pokeballs]], [[Franchise/StarTrek Tricorders]], and [[Series/DoctorWho sonic screwdrivers.]]]] This does not however include any of the robots or AI Linkara has worked on, as Nimue, Pollo, and Holokara remained functional when he lost his ability to use magic.

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* The majority of Linkara's "Arsenal of Freedom" in AtopTheFourthWall WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall is actually [[spoiler: literal toys he's enchanted with magic. This includes many things that are technological in the series they are based on, such as [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Pokeballs]], [[Franchise/StarTrek Tricorders]], and [[Series/DoctorWho sonic screwdrivers.]]]] This does not however include any of the robots or AI Linkara has worked on, as Nimue, Pollo, and Holokara remained functional when he lost his ability to use magic.

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* ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable'': Tonio's [[PsychicPowers Stand]] creates food that cures various illnesses, albeit with [[HarmfulHealing horrific temporary side-effects]]. He attributes the effects to the hard to find (but mundane) ingredients he makes the food from.


** In the ''Hollow World'', the Blacklore elves believe their technology is for real, but it's actually magic and will stop working if removed from their native valley. The Immortals, who preserved the Blacklore culture from extinction, set it up this way so the elves couldn't export their technology to any ''other'' preserved culture.
** In ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'', mad scientists believe the golems that they craft are a product of science, but it's actually the Dark Powers that grant animation to these obsessives' creations. Likewise, while Victor Mordenheim is convinced he single-handedly created Adam, it's alleged that the gods of his native world are the ones who'd imbued the creature with true animation to spank Mordenheim for his hubris.
** Gnomish helms in ''TabletopGame/{{Spelljammer}}''.

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** In the ''Hollow World'', ''HollowWorld'' subsetting for ''TabletopGame/{{Mystara}}'', the Blacklore elves believe their technology is for real, but it's actually magic and will stop working if removed from their native valley. Zigzagged in that it ''used'' to be real technology, but has been replaced by divinely powered magical equivalents (robots replaced with unique {{golem}}s, for example). The Immortals, who preserved the Blacklore culture from extinction, set it up this way so the elves couldn't export their technology to any ''other'' preserved culture.
culture, which would defeat the entire purpose of the HollowWorld as a giant, unchanging museum for extinct races and cultures.
** In ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'', mad scientists the {{Mad Scientist}}s believe the golems {{golem}}s that they craft are a product of science, but it's actually the Dark Powers that grant animation to these obsessives' creations. Likewise, while Victor Mordenheim is convinced he single-handedly created Adam, it's alleged that the gods of his native world are the ones who'd imbued the creature with true animation to spank Mordenheim for his hubris.
** Gnomish helms In the ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'' setting, the [[OurGnomesAreWeirder tinker gnomes]] are racially cursed to be both [[ScienceRelatedMemeticDisorder insanely fixated on doing "science" experiments]] but [[BunglingInventor incapable of doing science sensibly]]. As such, any gadgets or gizmos they produce that work often do so because they are inadvertently incorporating magical items. The race lives in ''TabletopGame/{{Spelljammer}}''.strict denial of this truth, as [[MagicVsScience they are firm advocates of the idea that science is superior to sorcery]], despite their complete inability to prove it. In 3rd edition when the race gained [[SquareRaceRoundClass the ability to take magic-using classes anyway]], it was explained that gnomish mages are either trying to find a way to "prove" magic is a form of technology, seeking to find a way to reverse-engineer magic so that their technology can emulate it, or in strict denial of the fact that their "successful technology" is actually magical items and spells.
** Since the primary gnomish race in ''TabletopGame/{{Spelljammer}}'' consists of Krynnish tinker gnomes, naturally, this applies to "Gnomish Helms".



** Many of the Orks' machines actually run on ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve, which only works [[AchievementsInIgnorance because they think they're functioning technologically, not psychically]]. When no Orcs are present, the machines stop working.

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** Many of the Orks' machines actually run on ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve, which only works [[AchievementsInIgnorance because they think they're functioning technologically, not psychically]]. When no Orcs are present, the machines stop working. Admittedly, this trait is ''heavily'' DependingOnTheWriter; some portray it in this fashion, others go for more of an "ork technology works fine on its own, but the psy-field corrects for any minor faults in the design" interpretation.

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* VentureBrothers has the Joy Can, which presents whoever goes in it with their greatest fantasy. There is a debate between Dr. Venture and Dr. Orpheus about whether it is magic or science, but ultiamtely Venture reveals that while he built it scientifically, it's PoweredByAForsakenChild, pretty much pushing it into this category.
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''
** The Orks, though this may be an example of ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''
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** The Orks, though this may be an example Many of ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve.the Orks' machines actually run on ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve, which only works [[AchievementsInIgnorance because they think they're functioning technologically, not psychically]]. When no Orcs are present, the machines stop working.


* A fan theory, which was also suggested in the RPG, is that in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' Warren's inventions (androids, mind control devices, etc.) only work because of the Hellmouth's power.

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* A fan theory, which was also ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': It is suggested in the RPG, is show's RPG that in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' Warren's inventions (androids, mind control devices, etc.) only work because of the Hellmouth's power.


* [[Series/TheVampireDiaries Johnathen Gilbert]] was a crazy inventor trying to build devices to let the town destroy the vampires in their midst. None of them worked, until the vampires' pet witch enchanted them to work as intended, assuming they were put together properly.

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* [[Series/TheVampireDiaries ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'': Johnathen Gilbert]] Gilbert was a crazy inventor trying to build devices to let the town destroy the vampires in their midst. None of them worked, until the vampires' pet witch enchanted them to work as intended, assuming they were put together properly.


* Done in ''Film/{{Daybreakers}}'', though not to limit the effects or reproducibility of the AppliedPhlebotinum. Everyone in the vampire world of the future refers to vampirism as a "virus" in their research papers and news reports. What kind of virus could possibly give people all the traditional supernatural vampire traits of undead immortality, needing human blood to survive, extreme vulnerability to sunlight, glowing eyes, no reflection in a mirror, and exploding in fiery chunks when staked but not when beheaded? [[VirusMisnomer None, really]], but since their condition spreads like a virus and the remaining normal humans and their sympathizers are seeking a cure for it like a virus, a "virus" it is by their working definition. In real life medicine, this would fall under the broader term "pathogen".

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* Done in ''Film/{{Daybreakers}}'', though not to limit the effects or reproducibility of the AppliedPhlebotinum. Everyone in the vampire world of the future refers to vampirism as a "virus" in their research papers and news reports. What kind of virus could possibly give people all the traditional supernatural vampire traits of undead immortality, needing human blood to survive, extreme vulnerability to sunlight, glowing eyes, no reflection in a mirror, and exploding in fiery chunks when staked but not when beheaded? [[VirusMisnomer None, really]], but since their condition spreads like a virus and the remaining normal humans and their sympathizers are seeking a cure for it like a virus, a "virus" it is by their working definition. In real life medicine, this would fall under the broader term "pathogen"."pathogen" or "infection".


* Done in ''Film/{{Daybreakers}}'', though not to limit the effects or reproducibility of the AppliedPhlebotinum. Everyone in the vampire world of the future refers to vampirism as a "virus" in their research papers and news reports. What kind of virus could possibly give people all the traditional supernatural vampire traits of undead immortality, needing human blood to survive, extreme vulnerability to sunlight, glowing eyes, no reflection in a mirror, and exploding in fiery chunks when staked but not when beheaded? None, really, but since their condition spreads like a virus and the remaining normal humans and their sympathizers are seeking a cure for it like a virus, a "virus" it is by their working definition.

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* Done in ''Film/{{Daybreakers}}'', though not to limit the effects or reproducibility of the AppliedPhlebotinum. Everyone in the vampire world of the future refers to vampirism as a "virus" in their research papers and news reports. What kind of virus could possibly give people all the traditional supernatural vampire traits of undead immortality, needing human blood to survive, extreme vulnerability to sunlight, glowing eyes, no reflection in a mirror, and exploding in fiery chunks when staked but not when beheaded? [[VirusMisnomer None, really, really]], but since their condition spreads like a virus and the remaining normal humans and their sympathizers are seeking a cure for it like a virus, a "virus" it is by their working definition.definition. In real life medicine, this would fall under the broader term "pathogen".

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