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


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".


Some sampling of the potential use of magic:

Offensive Magic

Defensive Magic

Miscellaneous Abilities


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.


  • 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)


  • 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)


  • 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)


  • 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)


  • 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)


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


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


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