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This page is an overview of Magic. Magic is a method of reaching nearly every power. For specific skills and powers, please see Category:Magical Abilities.

"Any sufficiently analyzed magic is indistinguishable from science!" — Niven's Law

The ability to use magical forces to varying degrees. Those who posses this powers are know (among other things) as Magicians, Wizards, and Witches.

Also Called

  • Mysticism
  • Mystokinesis
  • Occultism
  • Sorcery
  • The Art
  • The Craft
  • Witchery
  • Witchcraft
  • Wizardry
  • Magick

Capabilities

Magic users have essentially unlimited possibilities for how they use their power, with only their skill, personal power-level, imagination/knowledge and/or morality to define the borders. Note that not all "magical" superpowers are actually supernatural, but are based on alternative or futuristic "science".

Applications

Some sampling of the potential use of magic:

Offensive Magic

Defensive Magic

Miscellaneous Abilities

Associations

Universal Differences

  • In some societies magic may be limited to a specific class or status.
  • Some universes have limits for what they can do or substances that they can't affect.
  • Who can use magic and what kind varies between universes.

Limitations

  • There is a Price, always.
  • Magic Immunity is exactly that and will foil the plans.
  • Magic is often draining to persons stamina or Mana, stronger magic putting a much greater strain.
  • Magic is unpredictable if one gets too creative or is interrupted on crucial moment. Results range from amusing to annoying but mendable to destructive to lethal to Catastrophic to Apocalyptic.
  • Society with knowledge about magic is likely to have Rules/Laws about its use and areas of magic that are forbidden.
  • Users are unable use spells that are beyond their imagination.
  • Using magic takes concentration and focus.
  • There can be those more powerful in magic, or those with more powerful powers such as Omnipotence or Divinity.

Known kinds/types of magic

Known Users

Comic Book

  • Loki (Marvel Comics)
  • Zatanna (DC Comics)
  • Zatara (DC Comics)
  • Circe (DC Comics)
  • Doctor Fate (DC Comics)
  • Mordru (DC Comics)
  • Klarion the Witch Boy (DC Comics)
  • John Constantine- HELLBLAZER (Vertigo/DC)
  • Papa Midnite - HELLBLAZER (Vertigo)
  • Rag-Man (DC Comics)
  • Shazam (DC Comics)
  • Raven (DC Comics)
  • Phantom Stranger (DC Comics)
  • Alan Scott (DC Comics)
  • Agatha Harkness (Marvel)
  • Morgan le Fay (Marvel and DC Comics)
  • Enchantress (Marvel and DC Comics)
  • Doctor Strange (Marvel)
  • Goblin Queen (Marvel)
  • Wanda Maximoff (Marvel)
  • Azazel (Marvel)
  • Sister Grimm (Marvel)
  • Wiccan (Marvel)
  • Dr. Doom (Marvel)
  • Sabrina Spellman (Sabrina - The Teenage Witch)
  • Edward Spellman (Sabrina - The Teenage Witch)
  • Hilda Spellman (Sabrina - The Teenage Witch)
  • Zelda Spellman (Sabrina - The Teenage Witch)
  • Karl Abinszur (Scorpius Inserrection)
  • Abinszur's desiples (Sorpius Inserrection)
  • Empress Aravis Vadamus (Scorpius Inserrection, Scorpius: The Golden Age)
  • Spawn (Image Comics)
  • Tarot (Tarot: Witch of the Black Forest)
  • Raven Hex (Tarot: Witch of the Black Forest)
  • Ebony (Sonic the Comic)
  • Ixis Naugus (Sonic the Hedgehog/Archie Comics)
  • Mammoth Mogul (Sonic the Hedgehog/Archie Comics)
  • Geoffrey St. John (Sonic the Hedgehog/Archie Comics)

Literature

  • Tinisha Dolaira (The Young Guardians book series)
  • Witches/Wizards (Harry Potter)
  • Gandalf (Lord of the Rings)
  • Saruman (Lord of the Rings)
  • Ged (Legend of Earthsea)
  • Mustrum Ridcully & Esme Weatherwax (Discworld Series)
  • Harry Dresden (The Dresden Files)
  • Jadis, the White Witch (Narnia series)
  • Sisters of the Light (Sword of Truth series)
  • Sisters of the Dark (Sword of Truth series)
  • Zeddicus Zu'l Zorander (Sword of Truth series)
  • Darken Rahl (Sword of Truth series)
  • Wizards/Sorceresses/Sorcerer/Witch-Woman (Sword of Truth series)
  • Septimus Heap & Marcia Overstrand (Septimus Heap Series)
  • Chrestomanci (Chrestomanci Series)
  • Holly Short (Artemis Fowl)*Carter and Sadie Kane (Kane Chronicles)
  • Eragon (Inheritence)
  • Sandrilene fa Toren (Emelan Universe)
  • Daja Kisubo (Emelan Universe)
  • Briar Moss (Emelan Universe)
  • Trisana Chandler (Emelan Universe)
  • Skulduggery Pleasant (Skulduggery Pleasant series)
  • Stephanie Edgly/Valkyrie Cain (Skulduggery Pleasant series)
  • Wizard Howl (Wizard's Castle Series)
  • Sophie Hatter (Wizard's Castle Series)
  • The Witch of the Waste (Wizard's Castle Series)
  • Kelsier (Mistborn)
  • Vin (Mistborn)
  • Emily Hayes (via amulet) (Amulet)
  • Stonekeepers (Amulet)
  • Some elves (Amulet)
  • Vetvix (Garfield's Pet Force)
  • Sorcerer Binky (Garfield's Pet Force)

Television

  • Halliwell Family (Charmed)
  • Demons (Charmed)
  • The Elders (Charmed)
  • The Avatars (Charmed)
  • Alti (Xena: Warrior Princess)
  • Russo Family (Wizards of Waverly Place)
  • Willow Rosenberg (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Amy Madison (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Rupert Giles (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Wesley Wyndam-Pryce (Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel)
  • Mystic Rangers (Power Rangers Mystic Force)
  • Grandpa (The Munsters)
  • Grandmama Addams (The Addams Family)
  • Samantha (Bewitched)
  • The Secret Coven (The Secret Circle)
  • Nathan Young (MisFits)
  • Alex Russo (Wizards of Waverly Place)
  • Justin Russo (Wizards of Waverly Place)
  • Max Russo (Wizards of Waverly Place)
  • Bonnie Bennett (The Vampire Diaries)

Animation (Western)

Film

  • Merlin (The Sorcerer's Apprentice)
  • Maxim Horvath (The Sorcerer's Apprentice)
  • Balthazar Blake (The Sorcerer's Apprentice)
  • Morgana Le Fay (The Sorcerer's Apprentice)
  • Veronica (The Sorcerer's Apprentice)
  • Dave Stutler (The Sorcerer's Apprentice)
  • Queen Mab (Merlin)
  • Jareth, the Goblin King (Labyrinth)
  • Witches and Wizards (Harry Potter)
  • Cromwell/Piper Family (Halloweentown Series)

Anime & Manga

Many animes and manga feature users of magic. This is a small sample of magic users.

  • Beatrice (Umineko No Naku Koro Ni)
  • Fairy Tail Wizards (Fairy Tail)
  • Dragon Slayers (Fairy Tail)
  • Zeref (Fairy Tail)
  • Bernkastel (Umineko Mo Naku Koro Ni)
  • Lina Inverse (Slayers)
  • Ryner Lute (Densetsu no Yuusha no Densetsu)
  • Louise Françoise le Blanc de la Vallière (Zero no Tsukaima)
  • Tessai Tsukabishi (Bleach)
  • Negi Springfield (Mahou Sensei Negima)
  • Natsu Dragneel (Fairy Tail)
  • Kurohime (Magical Gunslinger Kurohime)
  • Marian Cross (D. Grey Man)
  • Naraku (InuYasha)
  • Kazuki Shikimori (Maburaho)
  • The Magic Knights in Magic Knight Rayearth
  • Sieg Hart (Rave Master)
  • Hao Asakura (Shaman King)
  • Yubaba (Spirited Away)
  • Zeniba (Spirited Away)
  • Wizard Howl (Howl's Moving Castle)
  • The Witch of the Waste (Howl's Moving Castle)
  • Madam Suliman (Howl's Moving Castle)
  • Wizard Howl (Howl's Moving Castle)
  • The Witch of the Waste (Howl's Moving Castle)
  • Madam Suliman (Howl's Moving Castle)
  • Renji Hiiragi (Night Wizard)
  • Takius (Ragnarok: The Animation)
  • Louie (Rune Soldier)
  • Itsuki Iba (Rental Magica)
  • Tiara (Shamanic Princess)
  • Orphen (Sorcerous Stabber Orphen)
  • Yura Keikan (Nurarihyon no Mago)
  • Big Mama (Sorcerer Hunters)
  • Fai D Flourite (Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle)
  • Yuuko Ichihara (xxxHolic)
  • Sakura Kinomoto (Cardcaptor Sakura)
  • Clow Reed (Cardcaptor Sakura)
  • Syaoran Li (Cardcaptor Sakura)
  • Robin Sena (Witch Hunter Robin)
  • Subaru Sumeragi (Tokyo Babylon)
  • Seishirou Sakurazuka (X/1999)
  • Emiya Shirou, Tohsaka Rin, Matou Shinji, Caster (Fate/Stay Night)
  • Dark Schneider (Bastard)
  • Maria Notches (GetBackers)
  • Pop (Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibouken)
  • Kakeru (Kekkaishi)
  • Nanoha Takamachi (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha)
  • Rozen (Rozen Maiden)
  • Ilran (Id)
  • Jio (Jio to Ogon to Kinjirareta Mahou)
  • Felicia Rand Philistine (Legend of Maian)
  • Index Librorum Prohibitorum (To Aru Majutsu no Index)
  • All Witches (Witch Hunter)
  • Blair (Soul Eater)
  • Medusa Gorgon (Soul Eater)
  • Arachne Gorgon (Soul Eater)
  • Eruka Frog (Soul Eater)
  • Mizune Sisters (Soul Eater)
  • Free (Soul Eater)
  • Eibon (Soul Eater)
  • Noah (Soul Eater)
  • Roto (Yureka)
  • Lilu & Haruna (Watashi no Messiah-sama)
  • Toby Williams (Return to Labyrinth)
  • Mizumi, the Queen of Moraine (Return to Labyrinth)
  • Drumlin (Return to Labyrinth)
  • Moulin (Return to Labyrinth)
  • Tessa (CAPCOM)

Games

  • Malygos (Warcraft)
  • Kalecgos (Warcraft)
  • Warlic (Adventure Quest, AQ Worlds and Dragon Fable)
  • Terra (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Aqua (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Unknown (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Sora (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Ventus (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Roxas (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Marisa Kirisame (Touhou Project)
  • Alice Margatroid (Touhou Project)
  • Patchouli Knowledge (Touhou Project)
  • Byakuren Hijiri (Touhou Project)
  • Nythera (Dragon Fable and AQ Worlds)
  • Genis Sage (Tales of Symphonia)
  • Bleu/Deis & Nina (Breath of Fire)
  • Zelda & Ganondorf (Legend of Zelda)
  • Morrigan (Dragon Age)
  • Willow (Willow)
  • Medivh & Jaina Proudmoore (World of Warcraft)
  • Maze (Fable)
  • Black Mage (Final Fantasy 1&3)
  • White Mage (Final Fantasy 1&3)
  • Red Mage (Final Fantasy 1&3)
  • Vivi (Final Fantasy 9)
  • Rydia (Final Fantasy 4)
  • Rosa (Final Fantasy 4)
  • Dagger/Garnet (Final Fantasy 9)
  • Eiko (Final Fantasy 9)
  • Donald Duck (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Shang Tsung (Mortal Kombat)
  • Quan Chi (Mortal Kombat)

Mythology

  • Angels
  • Demigods
  • Demons
  • Djinn
  • Dragons
  • Elementals
  • Fairies
  • Gods
  • Hell-spawn
  • Nephilim
  • Titans
  • Unicorns

Folklore

  • Sorcerers/Sorceresses
  • Wizards/Witches
  • Priests
  • Alchemists
  • Necromancers
  • Warlocks
  • Seers/Oracles
  • Shamans
  • Enchanters
  • Healers
  • Houngans/Mambos
  • Bards

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