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The power to use magic by using words from a certain language. Form of Magic. Variation of Linguistic Manipulation and Spell Casting.

Also Called

  • Lingual/Word Casting
  • Linguistic Magic/Mystic Arts/Witchcraft
  • Galdr (Norse mythology)

Capabilities

The user can achieve almost anything through incantations: a series of words and magical formula that were originally used to perform spells, enchantments and even trigger a magical effect on a person or objects as long as they have knowledge of the language their magic is initiated by and the necessary power to do so.

Incantations can be spoken, sung or chanted and be performed during ceremonial rituals or even as prayers in the world of magic, incantations are can be performed by any kind of magic users/species (wizards, witches, fairies, etc) regardless of their nature as long as they have magic to use it with.

Applications

Examples

Associations

Limitations

  • Magic Negation/Magic Destruction
  • May always be active.
  • May have side effects with incorrect grammar.
  • If the magic is activated by the user's native language, the spell might backfire.
    • This weakness may force the user to be silent or just learn a new language.
  • May need to know the meaning of the words to cast spells.
  • If they don't know the words to activate certain spells they can't achieve the desired effect.
  • Time consuming, especially for long-drawn incantations.
  • Enemies may predict the effect based on incantation and prepare countermeasures.

Known Users

See Also: Language of Magic.

  • Heptapods (Arrival)
  • Zagred (Black Clover); via Kotodama Magic
  • Kidō users (Bleach)
  • Babidi (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Himeko Nonohara (Hime-chan's Ribbon)
  • Erika (Hime-chan's Ribbon)
  • The King (Hime-chan's Ribbon)
  • Mashi and Hoshi (Hime-chan's Ribbon)
  • Cypher (Marvel Comics)
  • Nico Minoru (Marvel Comics)
  • Witches Aprentices (Ojamajo Doremi)
  • True Words (Planescape)
  • Wizards and Magical Creatures (Harry Potter)
  • Speakers of the Ancient Language (Inheritance Cycle)
  • Users of Tikal's Prayer (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Dragonborns (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim) - Dragon
  • Dragons (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim) - Dragon
  • Draugr (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim) - Dragon
  • The Greybeards (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim) - Dragon
  • Precures (Mahou Tsukai Pretty Cure)
  • Mages (Sword Art Online)
  • Zatanna (DC Comics)
  • Zatara (DC Comics)
  • Raven (DC Comics/Teen Titans)
  • Fairies (Winx Club)
  • Witches (Winx Club)
  • Wizards (Winx Club)
  • Pixies (Winx Club)
  • Selkies (Winx Club)
  • Witches (Witches of East End)
  • Witches (Charmed)
  • Medea (TYPE-MOON); via Divine Words
  • Spell Master (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • William Beryl (Tenseishichatta)
  • Witches and Warlocks (Witches of East End); via Latin, Old Norse and sometimes English
  • Wizards (Earthsea setting); via the Old Speech

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