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** The Lipan Apache of North America could also do this, plus more, such as identifying various psychological states, body positioning, specific injuries, and fullness of stomach and bladder. They could also follow tracks across solid rock. Tom Brown Jr., who learned tracking from a Lipan Apache, has demonstrated many of these skills.

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** The Lipan Apache of North America could also do this, plus more, such as identifying various psychological states, body positioning, specific injuries, and fullness of stomach and bladder. They could also follow tracks across solid rock. [[note]]As explained below for the Shadow Wolves article, experienced trackers can do this by spotting pebbles and debris that have a side sticking up that is significantly less weathered than the other exposed surfaces, which is a definite sign someone or something disturbed them.[[/note]] Tom Brown Jr., who learned tracking from a Lipan Apache, has demonstrated many of these skills.


* In ''Literature/LabyrinthsOfEcho'', a Master of Pursuit is someone who can magically follow a person's footsteps with their own feet (normally barefoot). Usually the Master has to run all the way until they bump into the person they're trailing; the more focused they become on the trail, the more oblivious they are to anything else - which means they're vulnerable to attacks and should never work alone. A common side effect from a gifted Master of Pursuit being on your trail includes mood shifts: Lady Melamori Blimm gives her victims terrible weakness and depression, while another posthumous character was able to fine-tune his target's sensations in line with the seriousness of their crime.

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* In ''Literature/LabyrinthsOfEcho'', a Master of Pursuit is someone who can magically follow a person's footsteps with their own feet (normally barefoot). Usually the Master has to run all the way until they bump into the person they're trailing; the more focused they become on the trail, the more oblivious they are to anything else - which means they're vulnerable to attacks and should never work alone. A common side effect from a gifted Master of Pursuit being on your trail includes mood shifts: Lady Melamori Blimm gives her victims terrible weakness and depression, while another posthumous (posthumous) character was able to fine-tune his target's sensations in line with the seriousness of their crime.


* In ''Literature/LabyrinthsOfEcho'', a Master of Pursuit is someone who can follow a person's footsteps with their own feet (normally barefoot). Usually the Master has to run all the way until they bump into the person they're trailing; the more focused they become on the trail, the more oblivious they are to anything else - which means they're vulnerable to attacks and should never work alone. A common side effect from a gifted Master of Pursuit being on your trail includes mood shifts: Lady Melamori Blimm gives her victims terrible weakness and depression, while another posthumous character was able to fine-tune his target's sensations in line with the seriousness of their crime.

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* In ''Literature/LabyrinthsOfEcho'', a Master of Pursuit is someone who can magically follow a person's footsteps with their own feet (normally barefoot). Usually the Master has to run all the way until they bump into the person they're trailing; the more focused they become on the trail, the more oblivious they are to anything else - which means they're vulnerable to attacks and should never work alone. A common side effect from a gifted Master of Pursuit being on your trail includes mood shifts: Lady Melamori Blimm gives her victims terrible weakness and depression, while another posthumous character was able to fine-tune his target's sensations in line with the seriousness of their crime.

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* In ''Literature/LabyrinthsOfEcho'', a Master of Pursuit is someone who can follow a person's footsteps with their own feet (normally barefoot). Usually the Master has to run all the way until they bump into the person they're trailing; the more focused they become on the trail, the more oblivious they are to anything else - which means they're vulnerable to attacks and should never work alone. A common side effect from a gifted Master of Pursuit being on your trail includes mood shifts: Lady Melamori Blimm gives her victims terrible weakness and depression, while another posthumous character was able to fine-tune his target's sensations in line with the seriousness of their crime.

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* A D&D spell, [[https://www.d20pfsrd.com/magic/all-spells/d/discern-location/ Discern Location]], allows you to become one-nothing short of full out DivineIntervention or an equally powerful nondetection spell, Mind Blank, can prevent you from determining your quarry's current plane of existence, continent, country, state, city, and ''street adress''.


* ''ComicBook/{{WITCH}}'' has lord Cedric: if he's after you, he ''will'' find you. It went to the point that Elias Van Dahl used ''time travel'' to escape him, going from Meridian at the end of the twentieth century to Earth in the seventeenth century... And then one day ''Cedric barged in with his men''. It's implied he had actually been there for a while and was waiting for him to find love before raining on his parade...

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* ''ComicBook/{{WITCH}}'' has lord Cedric: if he's after you, he ''will'' find you. It went to the point that Elias Van Dahl used ''time travel'' to escape him, going from Meridian at the end of the twentieth century to Earth in the seventeenth century... And then one day ''Cedric barged in with his men''. It's implied he had actually been there for a while and was waiting had just waited for him to find love before raining on the eve of his parade...wedding out of sheer sadism.

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* ''Literature/JediApprentice'': One side character is such a good tracker that she can follow the path a boat took across open water -- the trick is in diving down and studying how benthic life reacted to the boat's wake.

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* In ''Literature/TheWitchlands'', Aeduan can smell blood (or some magical version thereof) across vast distances if he has something that belong to his target. With this, he can even track people ''across the sea''.


* In ''ComicBook/{{Cavewoman}}'', Meriem is this as a result of having lived in the jungle since she was eight. In ''Quiver'', she is able to track an archaeological expedition a month after it left (although this gets a lampsghadeHanging when she comments that it was a miracle she could find anything after all this time).

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* In ''ComicBook/{{Cavewoman}}'', Meriem is this as a result of having lived in the jungle since she was eight. In ''Quiver'', she is able to track an archaeological expedition a month after it left (although this gets a lampsghadeHanging LampshadeHanging when she comments that it was a miracle she could find anything after all this time).

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* In ''ComicBook/{{Cavewoman}}'', Meriem is this as a result of having lived in the jungle since she was eight. In ''Quiver'', she is able to track an archaeological expedition a month after it left (although this gets a lampsghadeHanging when she comments that it was a miracle she could find anything after all this time).


* ''Film/TheEagle'': The Seal Prince is able to hunt Marcus and Esca based on just a few things they left behind, like a strand of cloth on a branch.

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* ''Film/TheEagle'': ''Film/TheEagle2011'': The Seal Prince is able to hunt Marcus and Esca based on just a few things they left behind, like a strand of cloth on a branch.


* Principal Skinner displayed this ability in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "The Boy Who Knew Too Much". [[NonGivingUpSchoolGuy He even tracks Bart across a river.]] [[DeTerminator By walking]] [[ImplacableMan straight]] [[RuleOfFunny through it.]] Also, Homer is capable of [[TheNoseKnows reading messages on cake by smell alone]] and, according to Bart, can hear pudding.

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* Principal Skinner displayed this ability in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "The Boy Who Knew Too Much". [[NonGivingUpSchoolGuy He even tracks Bart across a river.]] [[DeTerminator By walking]] [[ImplacableMan straight]] [[RuleOfFunny through it.]] Also, Homer is capable of [[TheNoseKnows reading messages on cake by smell alone]] and, according to Bart, can hear pudding. Bart himself does it in the episode "Days of Wine and D'ohses"; he can tell a person's country of origin by smelling their cut off hair.


* This troper recalls a cartoon from a magazine(?) with the traditional Indian with his ear to the ground, reeling off the usual list of facts ("one of the horses is lame", etc.), concluding with "A satellite is passing over their position."

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* This troper recalls a A cartoon from a magazine(?) with the magazine features a traditional Indian with his ear to the ground, reeling off the usual list of facts ("one of the horses is lame", etc.), concluding with "A satellite is passing over their position."


* In the ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' x ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'' crossover, ''[[UnwelcomeStormsHunter Hunter]]'', Father Gascoigne chases Taylor this way. No matter how far she runs or how she'd hide, he would find her and kill her, returning her to the dream. Eventually, she got TiredOfRunning and settled the score.

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* In the ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' x ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'' crossover, ''[[UnwelcomeStormsHunter ''[[Fanfic/UnwelcomeStormsHunter Hunter]]'', Father Gascoigne chases Taylor this way. No matter how far she runs or how she'd hide, he would find her and kill her, returning her to the dream. Eventually, she got TiredOfRunning and settled the score.


* ''Literature/DresdenFiles'': Harry Dresden is in the Yellow Pages as a detective/wizard. Despite his general poor showing at subtler magic, he's known to be an excellent tracker and detective, to the point that his testimony is considered for a crime that happened on the other side of the world from him. He eventually builds a voodoo doll of ''Chicago'' in order to track people with as little as a speck of paint from their car.

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* ''Literature/DresdenFiles'': Harry Dresden is in the Yellow Pages as a detective/wizard. Despite his general poor showing at admitting to generally struggling with subtler magic, he's known his job as a PI has lead to be an excellent developing remarkable skill as a tracker and detective, using both magical and mundane means, to the point that his testimony is considered for a crime that happened on the other side of the world from him. He eventually builds a voodoo doll of ''Chicago'' in order to track people with as little as a speck of paint from their car.

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