The ability to create magical paper charms or talismans to serve a multitude of purposes. Form of Magic. Variation of Symbol Magic.

Also Called

  • Charm Magic
  • Gofu
  • Inscription Magic
  • Ofuda
  • Paper Talisman
  • Scroll Magic
  • Shikigami
  • Shinpu
  • Xing Fu


User can create and use paper charms and wards for various purposes. The spells and effects can be prepared in peace, with time and care, thus making them more potent than those of other forms of magic, but yet must be pre-prepared and limited by the number the user carries.

Paper charms and wards are rectangular pieces of paper usually drawn with a brush made of peach wood and a pigment made of red cinnabar which is believed to have strong magical properties. They are mostly written on red or yellow paper using red or black ink, with writing called "Thunder Writing" or "Celestial Calligraphy". They are usually activated by sticking them on something or when making contact. With the more powerful spells needing verbal incantations and or hand gestures. One could also burn the charm and eat the ashes for temporary supernatural effects.




  • Magic Negation/Magic Destruction
  • Unlike conventional magic, charms have to be pre-prepared.
  • Limited by the number of spells the user has pre-made.
  • May be dependent on the medium that the charm was written on, thereby negating it if the medium was somehow compromised.

Known Users

See Also: Paper Talisman.


  • Lo Pei (Jackie Chan Adventures)
  • Uncle (Jackie Chan Adventures)
  • Merlin (Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarves)
  • Zig (Thundercats 2011)

Live Television

  • Jeon Woo-chi (Jeon Woo-chi)


  • Steve Long (3x3 eyes)
  • Syaoran Li (Cardcaptor Sakura)
  • Ichika (Cat Planet Cuties)
  • Users of the Evil Containment Wave (Dragon Ball)
  • Yurin (Dragon Ball Super)
  • Kamika (Fairy Tail)
  • Ouryuu Naikiri (Highschool DxD)
  • Reiko Mikami (Ghost Sweeper Mikami)
  • Miroku (Inuyasha)
  • Kirika Tachibana (Kaze no Stigma)
  • The Medicine Man (Mononoke)
  • Tatsumiya Mana (Negima)
  • Yomiko Readman (R.O.D: Read or Die)
  • Fang Fang Huang (Rosario Vampire II)
  • Sailor Mars (Sailor Moon)
  • Fia Arcana (Shadow Skill)
  • Daoshis (Shaman King)
  • Oriana Thomson (Toaru majutsu no Index); via flashcard
  • Honoka Konoe (UQ Holder)
  • All mages (Tokyo Raven)
  • Entoma Vasilissa Zeta (Overlord)

Video Games

  • Taomon (Digimon)
  • Tomoe (Queen's Blade)
  • Reimu Hakurei (Touhou)
  • Talisman (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Tsurubami Senri (Len'en Project)

Known Objects

  • Dug Weapons (World End)
  • Talisman of Rebirth (Ninja Gaiden)


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