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* Roberon in ''WesternAnimation/RobotmanAndFriends'' derives his magic powers from a flute he plays (despite the fact that he self-admittedly hates music and is weakened by it). It has been commented on many times that the tune he plays sounds an awful lot like the ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' theme.

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* ''Animation/MotuPatlu'': In "Magical Flute", among the loot that John the Don's minions stole from a store is a magic flute that, when played, causes anybody within hearing range to do an InvoluntaryDance. Naturally, John utilizes the flute in yet another of his villainous schemes.

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* In episode 10 of ''Animation/PleasantGoatAndBigBigWolf'', Wolffy learns of a magic flute that is said to have been used to drive a rat infestation out of a wolf village a long time ago. Playing the flute causes all within hearing range to blindly follow whoever is playing the instrument, so Wolffy tries to use it to lure the goats to his place. [[spoiler:As he learns near the end of the episode, however, the flute only mind-controls rats, not goats.]]
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* ''Anime/MaiHime'': The mysterious white-cloaked [=HiME=] who uses a flute to control Yatagarasu. [[spoiler: Better known as the FaceHeelTurn-ed Shiho.]]

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* ''Anime/MaiHime'': ''Anime/MyHime'': The mysterious white-cloaked [=HiME=] who uses a flute to control Yatagarasu. [[spoiler: Better known as the FaceHeelTurn-ed Shiho.]]



* The iconic ''[[TabletopGame/PathFinder Pathfinder]]'' bard, Lem, wields a silver flute as his primary instrument and casts powerful magic with it.

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* The iconic ''[[TabletopGame/PathFinder Pathfinder]]'' ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' bard, Lem, wields a silver flute as his primary instrument and casts powerful magic with it.



* ''[[VideoGame/{{Onmyoji}} Onmyōji]]'': [[TheDragon Ōtengu]] uses his flute to cast a hypnotic spell over unsuspecting ''yōkai''.

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* ''[[VideoGame/{{Onmyoji}} Onmyōji]]'': ''VideoGame/{{Onmyoji}}'': [[TheDragon Ōtengu]] uses his flute to cast a hypnotic spell over unsuspecting ''yōkai''.


* ''Series/FraggleRock'': Cantus played a magical forked pipe.

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* ''Series/FraggleRock'': Cantus played plays a magical forked pipe.



* Myth/{{Native American|Mythology}} US Southwest: Kokopelli is this, mixed with the fertility role, thus giving a new meaning to his flute

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* Myth/{{Native American|Mythology}} US Southwest: Kokopelli is this, mixed with the fertility role, thus giving a new meaning to his fluteflute.



* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' series: Link, although he himself is not very mysterious since he is the player-character. His instrument also varies from game to game: recorders, ocarinas, pan pipes, etc. Sometimes, though, such as in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast'', Link gets his flute from a character who plays this trope straight.

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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' series: Link, although he himself is not very mysterious since he is he's the player-character. His instrument also varies from game to game: recorders, ocarinas, pan pipes, etc. Sometimes, though, such as in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast'', Link gets his flute from a character who plays this trope straight.


* ''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'': The faun Mr. Tumnus (the first Narnian we meet) played a flute lullaby to Lucy on her first trip to Narnia.

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* ''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'': The faun Mr. Tumnus (the first Narnian we meet) played plays a flute lullaby to Lucy on her first trip to Narnia.



* The [[EldritchAbomination Blind Idiot God]] Azathoth in the Franchise/CthulhuMythos enjoys himself some flute music, which undoubtley be at least extremely [[BrownNote unpleasant]] to human listeners.

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* The [[EldritchAbomination Blind Idiot God]] Azathoth in the Franchise/CthulhuMythos enjoys himself some flute music, which undoubtley would undoubtably be at least extremely [[BrownNote unpleasant]] to human listeners.listeners. The sound of his flutists is what [[DontWakeTheSleeper keeps him from waking up and destroying the universe]].


* ''Literature/ThePiedPiperOfHamelin'': The titular character is hired by the citizens of the German town of Hamelin to get rid of their rat plague problem by using his flute to hypnotize every rat in town and lead them into a river. However, the ungrateful townsfolk go back on the deal after the fact, so the pied piper returns and uses his flute to hypnotize their children as well, leading them out of town and into a cave which he then seals shut. Depending on the tone of the version being told, he'll either return the children after the people apologize to him or leaves them to die to teach their parents a lesson.

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* ''Literature/ThePiedPiperOfHamelin'': The titular character is hired by the citizens of the German town of Hamelin to get rid of their rat plague problem by using his flute to hypnotize every rat in town and lead them into a river. However, the ungrateful townsfolk go back on the deal after the fact, so the pied piper returns and uses his flute to hypnotize their children as well, leading them out of town and into a cave which he then seals shut. Depending on the tone of the version being told, he'll either return the children after the people apologize to him or leaves them to die to [[RevengeByProxy teach their parents a lesson.lesson]].


* ''Literature/ThePiedPiperOfHamelin'': The titular character is hired by the citizens of the German town of Hamelin to get rid of their rat plague problem by using his flute to hypnotize every rat in town and lead them into a river. However, the ungrateful townsfolk go back on the deal after the fact, so the pied piper returns and uses his flute to hypnotize their children as well, leading them out of town and into a cave which he then seals shut. Depending on the tone of the version being told, he'll either return the children after the people apologize to him or letting them die as a lesson to their parents.

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* ''Literature/ThePiedPiperOfHamelin'': The titular character is hired by the citizens of the German town of Hamelin to get rid of their rat plague problem by using his flute to hypnotize every rat in town and lead them into a river. However, the ungrateful townsfolk go back on the deal after the fact, so the pied piper returns and uses his flute to hypnotize their children as well, leading them out of town and into a cave which he then seals shut. Depending on the tone of the version being told, he'll either return the children after the people apologize to him or letting leaves them to die as a lesson to teach their parents.parents a lesson.


* ''Literature/ThePiedPiperOfHamelin'': The titular character is hired by the citizens of the German town of Hamelin to get rid of their rat plague problem by using his flute to hypnotize every rat in town and lead them into a river. However, the ungrateful townsfolk go back on the deal after the fact, so the pied piper returns and uses his flute to hyponotize their children, leading them out of town and into a cave which he then seals shut. Depending on the tone of the version being told, he'll either return the children after the people apologize to him or letting them die as a lesson to their parents.

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* ''Literature/ThePiedPiperOfHamelin'': The titular character is hired by the citizens of the German town of Hamelin to get rid of their rat plague problem by using his flute to hypnotize every rat in town and lead them into a river. However, the ungrateful townsfolk go back on the deal after the fact, so the pied piper returns and uses his flute to hyponotize hypnotize their children, children as well, leading them out of town and into a cave which he then seals shut. Depending on the tone of the version being told, he'll either return the children after the people apologize to him or letting them die as a lesson to their parents.


* ''Literature/ThePiedPiperOfHamelin'': The titular character is this.

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* ''Literature/ThePiedPiperOfHamelin'': The titular character is this.hired by the citizens of the German town of Hamelin to get rid of their rat plague problem by using his flute to hypnotize every rat in town and lead them into a river. However, the ungrateful townsfolk go back on the deal after the fact, so the pied piper returns and uses his flute to hyponotize their children, leading them out of town and into a cave which he then seals shut. Depending on the tone of the version being told, he'll either return the children after the people apologize to him or letting them die as a lesson to their parents.


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* ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'': Grover the Satyr often uses flutes (all versions of them, in fact) to cast nature-based spells. Among them include one that [[spoiler: causes a Titan to assimilate into an enormous oak tree during the final battle with Kronos]]. That's what I'd call a FateWorseThanDeath.

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* ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'': Grover the Satyr often uses flutes (all versions of them, in fact) to cast nature-based spells. Among them include one that [[spoiler: causes a Titan to assimilate into an enormous oak tree during the final battle with Kronos]]. Kronos.]] That's what I'd we'd call a FateWorseThanDeath.


* ''Film/TheDarkCrystal'' - Jen's split flute comes in handy for identifying the true shard and in a bonding scene with fellow Gelfling Kira.

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* ''Film/TheDarkCrystal'' - ''Film/TheDarkCrystal'': Jen's split flute comes in handy for identifying the true shard and in a bonding scene with fellow Gelfling Kira.



* ''Film/KillBill'' - Bill plays a wooden flute which lends to his mysteriousness.

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* ''Film/KillBill'' - ''Film/KillBill'': Bill plays a wooden flute which lends to his mysteriousness.


* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe'': The WanderingMinstrel Nils plays the flute, allowing one character to make an extra move, and later in the game, providing status buffs. By contrast, his older sister Ninian does the same with a MagicDance.

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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe'': ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade'': The WanderingMinstrel Nils plays the flute, allowing one character to make an extra move, and later in the game, providing status buffs. By contrast, his older sister Ninian does the same with a MagicDance.

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* In the {{Wuxia}} film ''Film/TheMagicCrane'', Pak Wan-fai is frequently seen playing her bamboo flute, which is used to summon and control the titular magic crane.

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