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"Freedon Nadd said that Naga Sadow was a Sith alchemist…he knew secrets beyond the powers of the Jedi"
― Exar Kun (Star Wars)
"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 the dark/destructive aspects of Alchemy. Combination of Alchemy and Negative Forces Manipulation. Opposite to Pure Alchemy.

Also Called

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

Capabilities

User can utilize a malefic form of 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.

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.
  • Creations may destroy them
  • May be detrimental to the User

Known Users

See Also: Alchemy, Alchemy Is Magic and Panacea.

Literature

  • Wesson (King's Dark Tidings)
  • Henry Morgan/Shadow Lord (Legends of the Brethren Court: The Caribbean)
  • The Alchemists (Vampire Academy/Bloodlines)

Movies

Live Television

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

Cartoons

  • The Alchemist (The Venture Brothers)

Comics

Manga/Anime

  • Mise Altoise (Blessing of the Campanella)
  • Lilith Asami (Trinity Seven)
  • Wilfred Dion (God Catching Alchemy Meister)
  • Lyman Banner (Yu-Gi-Oh! GX); via Alchemy Deck

Video Games

Others

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