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-> ''"Order of the Triad, ASSEMBLE!"''
-->-- '''Doctor Byron Orpheus''', ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers''



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Given the archaic and often story-breaking nature of trained magicians, the team usually crosses over with AntiHeroTeam. See also IdenticallyPoweredTeam, SuperTeam, and LegionOfDoom.

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Given the archaic and often story-breaking nature of trained magicians, the team usually crosses over with AntiHeroTeam. See also IdenticallyPoweredTeam, SuperTeam, LegionOfDoom, SuperTeam and LegionOfDoom.
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* The eponymous [[MilitaryMage Jericho Squad]] of ''VideoGame/CliveBarkersJericho''. Put together to handle supernatural threats, their abilities range from HealingHands to ReligionIsMagic to PlayingWithFire to MindOverMatter, and that's not even getting into one user of SufficientlyAdvancedTechnology capable of inducing a StableTimeLoop to reload weapons.



* ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'': In a BrickJoke spanning nearly the comic's entire length, Chaos is defeated by a party made of four [[WhiteMage White Mages]], none of which are part of the main characters (Fighter, BlackMage, Thief and TheRedMage).

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* ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'': In a BrickJoke spanning nearly the comic's entire length, Chaos is defeated by a party made of four [[WhiteMage White Mages]], {{White Mage}}s, none of which are part of the main characters (Fighter, BlackMage, Thief and TheRedMage).


* ''VideoGames/DragonQuestVI'': The hilariously broken JobSystem lets you keep the spells learned in one job to another, no matter how inappropriate for the job or the character. Thus it's possible to field an entire team of gladiators who have just enough mana to fully heal themselves when they finally get low on HP, or sages who can punch their way through the enemies they didn't set on fire.
* ''VideoGames/DragonQuestIX'': It's possible to set up a party this way thanks to the JobSystem. It can be quite effective in boss battles, as hitting the same enemy with the same spell or ability causes additional combo damage, but it's best suited for endgame dungeons [[SquishyWizard after the HP bonuses from other classes have been taken]].
* Technically every character in ''VideoGames/GoldenSun'' is a spellcaster (of the MagicKnight or KungFuWizard variety), but once all eight characters have been found in ''VideoGame/GoldenSunTheLostAge'', putting the four MagicKnight characters in the back will leave a severely underpowered team, since despite the flashy graphics and wide area of effect, endgame spells are simply less effective than hitting the enemy until it dies.

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* ''VideoGames/DragonQuestVI'': ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVI'': The hilariously broken JobSystem lets you keep the spells learned in one job to another, no matter how inappropriate for the job or the character. Thus it's possible to field an entire team of gladiators who have just enough mana to fully heal themselves when they finally get low on HP, or sages who can punch their way through the enemies they didn't set on fire.
* ''VideoGames/DragonQuestIX'': ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIX'': It's possible to set up a party this way thanks to the JobSystem. It can be quite effective in boss battles, as hitting the same enemy with the same spell or ability causes additional combo damage, but it's best suited for endgame dungeons [[SquishyWizard after the HP bonuses from other classes have been taken]].
* Technically every character in ''VideoGames/GoldenSun'' ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'' is a spellcaster (of the MagicKnight or KungFuWizard variety), but once all eight characters have been found in ''VideoGame/GoldenSunTheLostAge'', putting the four MagicKnight characters in the back will leave a severely underpowered team, since despite the flashy graphics and wide area of effect, endgame spells are simply less effective than hitting the enemy until it dies.


* The Masters of the Mystic Arts from ''Film/DoctorStrange'' are a secret group of sorcerers that harness interdimensional energies in the form of magic to combat cosmic threats. So far, they are the only exclusively magical group in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, every other hero group composed of [[ScienceHero science heroes]], scientifically-enhanced individuals or aliens.

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* The Masters of the Mystic Arts from ''Film/DoctorStrange'' ''Film/{{Doctor Strange|2016}}'' are a secret group of sorcerers that harness interdimensional energies in the form of magic to combat cosmic threats. So far, they are the only exclusively magical group in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, every other hero group composed of [[ScienceHero science heroes]], scientifically-enhanced individuals or aliens.


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When it comes to the supernatural and all things that simple science cannot explain, one usually turns to a specialist. [[UnhappyMedium Mediums]], [[DemonSlaying demon-hunters]], [[VampireHunter vampire-hunters]], [[OccultDetective ghost-detectives]], [[AlchemyIsMagic alchemists]], [[{{Seers}} legit fortune-tellers]], [[BlueCollarWarlock Blue-Collar Warlocks]], freelance exorcists, [[NobleDemon reformed demons]], [[MagicalGirl Magical Girls]] (even the [[MagicalGirlWarrior warrior ones]]) even StageMagician superheroes, there are always people who are trained (be it professionally or on the streets) how to handle these kinds of situations. In a world were MagicalSociety is underground, these teams are usually made of a RagtagBunchOfMisfits, keeping to the shadows due to whatever gift or curse they carry around.

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When it comes to the supernatural and all things that simple science cannot explain, one usually turns to a specialist. [[UnhappyMedium Mediums]], [[DemonSlaying demon-hunters]], [[VampireHunter vampire-hunters]], [[OccultDetective ghost-detectives]], demon hunters]], {{Vampire Hunter}}s, {{Occult Detective}}s, [[AlchemyIsMagic alchemists]], [[{{Seers}} legit fortune-tellers]], [[BlueCollarWarlock Blue-Collar Warlocks]], fortune tellers]], {{Blue Collar Warlock}}s, freelance exorcists, [[NobleDemon reformed demons]], [[MagicalGirl Magical Girls]] {{Magical Girl}}s (even the [[MagicalGirlWarrior warrior ones]]) even StageMagician superheroes, there are always people who are trained (be it professionally or on the streets) how to handle these kinds of situations. In a world were MagicalSociety is underground, these teams are usually made of a RagtagBunchOfMisfits, keeping to the shadows due to whatever gift or curse they carry around.





* [[Characters/MCUMastersOfTheMysticArts The Masters of the Mystic Arts]] from ''Film/DoctorStrange'' are a secret group of sorcerers that harness interdimensional energies in the form of magic to combat cosmic threats. So far, they are the only exclusively magical group in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, every other hero group composed of [[ScienceHero science heroes]], scientifically-enhanced individuals or aliens.

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* [[Characters/MCUMastersOfTheMysticArts The Masters of the Mystic Arts]] Arts from ''Film/DoctorStrange'' are a secret group of sorcerers that harness interdimensional energies in the form of magic to combat cosmic threats. So far, they are the only exclusively magical group in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, every other hero group composed of [[ScienceHero science heroes]], scientifically-enhanced individuals or aliens.

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** The Legion of Monsters are a group that functions similarly to the Howling Commandos, but without government oversight.


** The Shadowpact, composed of Enchantress, Ragman, ComicBook/BlueDevil, Detective Chimp, Nightshade and Nightmaster.

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** The Shadowpact, ComicBook/{{Shadowpact}}, composed of Enchantress, Ragman, ComicBook/BlueDevil, Detective Chimp, Nightshade and Nightmaster.Nightmaster.
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** S.H.I.E.L.D.'s ComicBook/HowlingCommandos, a MonsterMash of various creatures that fight the supernatural. One incarnation works under Special Threat Assessment for Known Extranormalities (S.T.A.K.E.), which deals with supernatural occurrences (unrelated to [[MilitaryMage Wizardry Alchemy Necromancy Department, a.k.a. W.A.N.D.]], which deals with other magic).
** The Midnight Sons are a group formed at various times by ComicBook/DoctorStrange or ComicBook/{{Morbius}} to face many supernatural threats.
** In ComicBook/ImmortalIronFist, the Immortal Weapons are a group that each use KiManipulation to face off against their enemies, with each member having his or her own specialties.

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** The "Trechcoat Brigade" in DC Comics ''ComicBook/BookOfMagic'' is one, assembled for the express purpose of protecting Timothy Hunter and introducing him to magic, and consisting of Constantine, Dr. Occult, the Phantom Stranger and Mr. E.

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** The "Trechcoat "Trenchcoat Brigade" in DC Comics ''ComicBook/BookOfMagic'' ''ComicBook/TheBooksOfMagic'' is one, assembled for the express purpose of protecting Timothy Hunter and introducing him to magic, and consisting of Constantine, ComicBook/JohnConstantine, Dr. Occult, the Phantom Stranger ComicBook/ThePhantomStranger and Mr. E.



** The Shadowpact, composed of Enchantress, Ragman, Blue Devil, Detective Chimp, Nightshade and Nightmaster.

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** The Shadowpact, composed of Enchantress, Ragman, Blue Devil, ComicBook/BlueDevil, Detective Chimp, Nightshade and Nightmaster.



* Technically every character in ''VideoGames/GoldenSun'' is a spellcaster (of the MagicKnight or KungFuWizard variety), but once all eight characters have been found in GoldenSunTheLostAge, putting the four MagicKnight characters in the back will leave a severely underpowered team, since despite the flashy graphics and wide area of effect, endgame spells are simply less effective than hitting the enemy until it dies.

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* Technically every character in ''VideoGames/GoldenSun'' is a spellcaster (of the MagicKnight or KungFuWizard variety), but once all eight characters have been found in GoldenSunTheLostAge, ''VideoGame/GoldenSunTheLostAge'', putting the four MagicKnight characters in the back will leave a severely underpowered team, since despite the flashy graphics and wide area of effect, endgame spells are simply less effective than hitting the enemy until it dies.

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When your house comes to life and tries digesting you in its basement, when all of the village kids are kidnapped by evil fairies, when a portal to Hell opens and unleashes bedlam on the land of the living, [[Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}} who you gonna call?]]

When it comes to the supernatural and all things that simple science cannot explain, one usually turns to a specialist. [[UnhappyMedium Mediums]], [[DemonSlaying demon-hunters]], [[VampireHunter vampire-hunters]], [[OccultDetective ghost-detectives]], [[AlchemyIsMagic alchemists]], [[{{Seers}} legit fortune-tellers]], [[BlueCollarWarlock Blue-Collar Warlocks]], freelance exorcists, [[NobleDemon reformed demons]], [[MagicalGirl Magical Girls]] (even the [[MagicalGirlWarrior warrior ones]]) even StageMagician superheroes, there are always people who are trained (be it professionally or on the streets) how to handle these kinds of situations. In a world were MagicalSociety is underground, these teams are usually made of a RagtagBunchOfMisfits, keeping to the shadows due to whatever gift or curse they carry around.

When the world is full of heroes, be they space aliens, fish-men or [[ScienceHero men and women of science]], the Supernatural Team was formed with the purpose of working together to dispel supernatural threats in a "fight fire with fire" situation.

Given the archaic and often story-breaking nature of trained magicians, the team usually crosses over with AntiHeroTeam. See also IdenticallyPoweredTeam, SuperTeam, and LegionOfDoom.

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* DC Comics
** The "Trechcoat Brigade" in DC Comics ''ComicBook/BookOfMagic'' is one, assembled for the express purpose of protecting Timothy Hunter and introducing him to magic, and consisting of Constantine, Dr. Occult, the Phantom Stranger and Mr. E.
** ComicBook/JusticeLeagueDark was established by ComicBook/MadameXanadu as a precaution when she foresaw the Enchantress going on a devastating rampage. The recurring theme between the members is that they are all magical or supernatural in one form or another (many of which published by the DC imprint Creator/VertigoComics), including ComicBook/{{Zatanna}}, Deadman, ComicBook/ShadeTheChangingMan, ComicBook/JohnConstantine, Swamp Thing, and so on.
** The Shadowpact, composed of Enchantress, Ragman, Blue Devil, Detective Chimp, Nightshade and Nightmaster.
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* [[Characters/MCUMastersOfTheMysticArts The Masters of the Mystic Arts]] from ''Film/DoctorStrange'' are a secret group of sorcerers that harness interdimensional energies in the form of magic to combat cosmic threats. So far, they are the only exclusively magical group in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, every other hero group composed of [[ScienceHero science heroes]], scientifically-enhanced individuals or aliens.
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* The [[Series/PowerRangersMysticForce Mystic Force Rangers]] from the ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' franchise are a Power Rangers team composed exclusively of magic users. Their morphers were magic wands before they were turned into [[{{Magitek}} phones]] (both for their modern sensibilities and for them to punch in codes as spells), they fight an army of demons, vampires and evil wizards and act as both guardians to the humans in Briarwood and the neighboring magical pocket dimension that exists within the neighboring forest.
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* In ''Podcast/TheAdventureZoneBalance'', the Red Robes were [[spoiler: an interplanetary exploration group consisting of four wizards, a cleric, a spellcaster of an ambiguous nature, and [[TheLastofTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers a token fighter]].]]
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* In ''TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening'', the default "Cabal" of {{Player Character}}s is one of these, for obvious reasons. Mages are distinguished by Paths, which define the areas of magic (e.g.: Life, Time, etc.) in which they're most proficient; [[PrestigeClass Legacies]], which help them hone specific abilities; and Orders, which adopt specific philosophies to develop their skills and function in the mundane world.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' 3rd Edition supplement ''Shadowrun Companion''. One of the alternate campaign concepts is "Double Double Toil and Trouble", in which a team of shadowrunners with magical skills (hermetic mages, shamans, physical adepts, etc.) investigate and deal with Awakened supernatural threats (blood magic users, vampires, insect spirits/shamans, toxic spirits/shamans, shedim, ''TabletopGame/{{Earthdawn}}'' Horrors, etc.).
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* ''VideoGames/DragonQuestVI'': The hilariously broken JobSystem lets you keep the spells learned in one job to another, no matter how inappropriate for the job or the character. Thus it's possible to field an entire team of gladiators who have just enough mana to fully heal themselves when they finally get low on HP, or sages who can punch their way through the enemies they didn't set on fire.
* ''VideoGames/DragonQuestIX'': It's possible to set up a party this way thanks to the JobSystem. It can be quite effective in boss battles, as hitting the same enemy with the same spell or ability causes additional combo damage, but it's best suited for endgame dungeons [[SquishyWizard after the HP bonuses from other classes have been taken]].
* Technically every character in ''VideoGames/GoldenSun'' is a spellcaster (of the MagicKnight or KungFuWizard variety), but once all eight characters have been found in GoldenSunTheLostAge, putting the four MagicKnight characters in the back will leave a severely underpowered team, since despite the flashy graphics and wide area of effect, endgame spells are simply less effective than hitting the enemy until it dies.
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* ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'': In a BrickJoke spanning nearly the comic's entire length, Chaos is defeated by a party made of four [[WhiteMage White Mages]], none of which are part of the main characters (Fighter, BlackMage, Thief and TheRedMage).
* The protagonists of ''Webcomic/{{Morphe}}'', an RPGMechanicsVerse based on ''TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening'', are all freshly-minted Mages: a StreetSmart {{Heal|ingHands}}er and [[PartialTransformation tactical shapeshifter]], a cripplingly shy teenager who wields [[CastingAShadow darkness]] and [[MakeThemRot decay]], a scatterbrained young man with power over [[WindsOfDestinyChange Fate]], a [[ArbitrarySkepticism skeptical]] {{Mind Manipulat|ion}}or, and an InsufferableGenius wielder of PureMagic.
* PlayedForLaughs in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' when Durkon and Hilgya briefly form "Team [[ReligionIsMagic Cleric]]", whose main strategy is to heal each other of all injuries until their attackers get fed up and leave.
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* The Order of the Triad from ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' are a three-man group of heroes associated with the supernatural in one form or another. Dr. Orpheus is a dramatic master necromancer, sorcerer and guardian against cosmic peril. The Alchemist is a StraightGay mage with the power of transmutation and is able to tell if someone is lying. Jefferson Twilight, while not a trained mystic himself, is a skilled vampire hunter with a magic, vampire-tracking eye and [[spoiler:seems to have the latent ability to be between worlds, allowing Orpheus, the Alchemist and the Outrider safe passage out of Hell.]]

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