"The matter lies before the eyes of all; everybody sees it, touches it, loves it, but knows it not. It is glorious and vile, precious and of small account, and is found everywhere... But, to be brief, our Matter has as many names as there are things in this world; that is why the foolish know it not."
― The Golden Tract concerning the Philosopher's Stone in the Musaeum Hermeticum
"The alchemical operation consisted essentially in separating the prima materia, the so-called chaos, into the active principle, the soul, and the passive principle, the body, which were then reunited in personified form in the coniunctio or 'chymical marriage'... the ritual cohabitation of Sol and Luna."
― Carl Jung, in Mysterium Coniunctionis

The power to utilize Alchemy, the mystic and scientific pursuit of the power of the Philosopher's Stone and Universal Panacea. Practitioners of this magic/science are known as Alchemists. A form of Magic and Science.

Also Called

  • Alchemic Magic/Manipulation
  • All-Chemistry
  • Arcane Science
  • Hermetic Magic
  • The Magical Science
  • The Scientific Magic

Capabilities

User can utilize Alchemy, the mystic and scientific pursuit of the power of the Philosopher's Stone and Universal Panacea, focusing on Elemental Transmutation (ranging from transforming base materials into purer (lead or iron into silver or gold), to making permanent changes on the state of matter (making glass malleable or durable), etc.), various forms of Elemental Manipulation (especially electricity and fire) and Life-Force Manipulation (Immortality, Healing and even creating life or at the least clones/homunculi). They also know how to create potions (for rejuvenation and immortality) and magical items, although these are generally for practical use.

Applications

Techniques

Items

Universal Panacea (The Elixir of Life)

  • A substance which when consumed brings Immortality: eternal life, eternal youth; and health.

Philosopher's Stone

  • A substance able to turn base metals into gold or silver, usually by means of the application and distillation of another substance; also sometimes claimed to give immortality.
  • Symbol of the achievement of spiritual perfection in many alchemy traditions.

Variations

Associations

Limitations

  • Likely demands a use of laboratory/workshop and time.
  • Might have to channel it through use of an object, like the Philosopher's Stone or Hermetic Circles, especially when using advanced alchemy.
  • Equivalent Exchange - The basic law of Alchemy of which nothing is gained without something of equal value being lost.
  • Effectiveness depends on the user's knowledge and skill level.

Known Users

See Also: Alchemy, Alchemy Is Magic and Panacea.

Trivia

According to history, the practices of alchemy originated in Mesopotamia and Greco-Roman Egypt in the first centuries AD. They were subsequently practiced across Europe, Africa, and Asia. In truth, the primary goal of alchemy was to purify, mature, and perfect different materials and substances. However, mythology is what lead alchemy to become the idea of people trying to turn metal into gold and looking for the Philosopher's Stone.

Literature

  • Albus Dumbledore (Harry Potter)
  • Nicolas Flamel (Harry Potter)
  • Rezkin (King's Dark Tidings)
  • Wesson (King's Dark Tidings)
  • Henry Morgan/Shadow Lord (Legends of the Brethren Court: The Caribbean)
  • Nebukator (Ritter Rüdiger)
  • Nicholas Flamel (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel)
  • Perenelle Flamel (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel)
  • The Alchemists (Vampire Academy/Bloodlines)

Live Movies

  • Sith Alchemists (Star Wars)

Live Television

  • Alchemists (Charmed)
  • Bob Bishop (Heroes)
  • Sylar/Gabriel Gray (Heroes)
  • Edwin Muirden (Merlin)
  • Tauren (Merlin)

Cartoons

  • The Unnamed Scientist (9)
  • Jafar (Aladdin)
  • Amity Blight (The Owl House)
  • The Alchemist (The Venture Brothers)
  • Baron Draxum (Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
  • Varian (Tangled the Series/Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure)
  • Noah Einstein ( Wacky Races 2017)

Comics

Manga/Anime

  • Synergists (Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekaisaikyou)
    • Nagumo Hajime
  • Mise Altoise (Blessing of the Campanella)
  • Alchemy Army and Human Homunculi (Busou Renkin)
  • Lilith Asami (Trinity Seven)
  • Wall Eehto (Fairy Tail)
  • Drakken Joe (Edens Zero); via Alchemist
  • Alchemists (Fullmetal Alchemist)
    • Edward Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist)
    • Alphonse Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist)
    • Van Hohenheim (Fullmetal Alchemist)
    • Father (Fullmetal Alchemist)
    • Roy Mustang (Fullmetal Alchemist)
    • Scar (Fullmetal Alchemist)
    • Mei Chang (Fullmetal Alchemist)
    • Izumi Curtis (Fullmetal Alchemist)
    • Alex Louis Armstrong (Fullmetal Alchemist)
    • Solf J. Kimblee (Fullmetal Alchemist)
    • Dr. Tim Marcoh (Fullmetal Alchemist)
    • Shou Tucker (Fullmetal Alchemist)
    • Dante (Fullmetal Alchemist 2003 anime)
    • Wrath (Fullmetal Alchemist 2003 anime); formerly, due to having Edward's real right arm.
    • Lyra (Fullmetal Alchemist 2003 anime)
    • Clara (Fullmetal Alchemist 2003 anime)
    • Giolio Comanche (Fullmetal Alchemist)
  • Wilfred Dion (Kamidori Alchemy Meister)
  • Alchemists (Senki Zesshou Symphogear)
    • Carol Malus Dienheim (Senki Zesshou Symphogear GX)
    • Saint-Germain (Senki Zesshou Symphogear AXZ)
    • Cagliostro (Senki Zesshou Symphogear AXZ)
    • Prelati (Senki Zesshou Symphogear AXZ)
    • Symphogear Users (Senki Zesshou Symphogear XV); via Amalgam
  • Mammon (Seven Mortal Sins)
  • Lyman Banner (Yu-Gi-Oh! GX); via Alchemy Deck

Video Games

  • Lords of Alchemy (Ninja Gaiden 3)
  • Anarcrothe the Alchemist (Legacy of Kain)
  • Zephonim (Legacy of Kain)
  • Alchemists (Atelier series)
  • The Order of the Sword (Devil May Cry 4)
  • Plague Knight (Shovel Knight)
  • Mona (Shovel Knight)
  • Alchemists (The Elder Scrolls)
  • Ivy Valentine (Soul Calibur)
  • Master Alchemist (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Alchemist (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Mephistopheles (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Flamel (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Professor Putricide (Warcraft)
  • Users of Chamon (Warhammer Fantasy)

RPGs

  • High Albiter Balthassar (Anima: Beyond Fantasy)
  • Alchemists (Pathfinder)

Others

  • Aeon (Channel Awesome - Suburban Knights)
  • Director Ruslav Diaghilev (SCP Foundation)

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