"The language of the Mystic Arts is as old as civilization. The sorcerers of antiquity called the use of this language "spells", but if that word offends your modern sensibilities, you can call it a "program"; the source code that shapes reality. We harness energy drawn from other dimensions of the Multiverse to cast spells, to conjure shields and weapons, to make magic!"
― The Ancient One (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
"Phasmatos Tribum, Nas Ex Veras, Sequitas Sanguinem."
― Locator Spell (The Vampire Diaries/Originals)

The ability to cast spells. Sub-power of Magic. Magical version of Formula Manifestation.

Also Called

  • Casting Magic
  • Spell Binding
  • Spellcraft
  • Magic Spell Usage

Capabilities

The user can cast spells, which are formulae for producing specific magic effects. Such formulae are often a series of magic words and incantations, but they can also take the form of specific thoughts, gestures, rituals, etc.

Applications

Variations

Associations

Limitations

  • May need to perform certain actions/fulfill conditions to use magic, ranging from specific words/songs, inscription/incantation, certain hand/body moves, materials that may be consumed or even extensive rituals.
  • Incorrect pronunciation and word choice of a spell may have negative effects (such as the spell being thrown back at the user, or producing a different effect than expected).
  • May need to use special artifacts such as spell books, herbs, and talismans.
  • May be limited on how many spells they can cast.
  • May require concentration to work.
  • Certain spells may only work for as long as the caster is alive.
  • Certain spells may be limited to a specific group of spell casters.
  • Certain spells may have a negative effect on nature and require a balance to the universe. For instance, if one person is brought back to life, another will die in the process.
  • More powerful spells may require more magical power (e.g, mana) and training to work.
    • Untrained novices can easily misuse a spell creating unpredictable results.
  • Some spells may taint the user's soul and turn them down the path of evil/good, and therefore are best left unknown.
  • Some spells may simply need to be spoken in reverse to be negated.
  • Overuse may lead to physical and/or mental damage, temporary/permanent loss of magic or death.
  • Useless against people with Spell Negation and Spell Immunity.

Known Users

Comics

  • Lucifer Morningstar (Vertigo/DC Comics)
  • Zatanna (DC Comics)
  • Zatara (DC Comics)
  • Circe (DC Comics)
  • Doctor Fate (DC Comics)
  • Mordru (DC Comics)
  • Klarion the Witch Boy (DC Comics)
  • Morgan le Fay (DC Comics)
  • John Constantine (Vertigo/DC Comics)
  • Papa Midnite (Vertigo Comics)
  • Rag-Man (DC Comics)
  • Shazam (DC Comics)
  • Billy Batson/Shazam (DC Comics)
  • Mary Marvel (DC Comics)
  • Captain Marvel Jr. (DC Comics)
  • Black Adam (DC Comics)
  • Raven (DC Comics)
  • Phantom Stranger (DC Comics)
  • Garth/Aqualad (DC Comics)
  • Alan Scott (DC Comics)
  • Brother Blood (DC Comics)
  • Trigon (DC Comics)
  • Loki (Marvel Comics)
  • Agatha Harkness (Marvel Comics)
  • Magik/Illyana Rasputina (Marvel Comics)
  • Adam Warlock (Marvel Comics)
  • Meggan Puceanu (Marvel Comics)
  • Morgan le Fay (Marvel Comics)
  • Amora, the Enchantress (Marvel Comics)
  • Doctor Strange (Marvel Comics)
  • Goblin Queen (Marvel Comics)
  • Wanda Maximoff (Marvel Comics)
  • Azazel (Marvel Comics)
  • Sister Grimm (Marvel Comics)
  • Wiccan (Marvel Comics)
  • Dr. Doom (Marvel Comics)
  • Druid (Marvel Comics)
  • 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)
  • Ixis Naugus (Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Mammoth Mogul (Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Geoffrey St. John (Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Ebony (Sonic the Comic)
  • Soldier Supreme (Marvel Comics)

Literature

  • Tinisha Dolaira (The Young Guardians)
  • Witches/Wizards (Harry Potter)
  • Gandalf (Lord of the Rings)
  • Saruman (Lord of the Rings)
  • Ged (Legend of Earthsea)
  • Witches and Wizards (Discworld)
  • Harry Dresden (The Dresden Files)
  • Sideways Pike (The Scapegracers)
  • Jadis, the White Witch (Narnia)
  • Sisters of the Light (Sword of Truth)
  • Sisters of the Dark (Sword of Truth)
  • Zeddicus Zu'l Zorander (Sword of Truth)
  • Darken Rahl (Sword of Truth series)
  • Wizards/Sorceresses/Sorcerer/Witch-Woman (Sword of Truth)
  • Septimus Heap & Marcia Overstrand (Septimus Heap)
  • 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)
  • Stephanie Edgly/Valkyrie Cain (Skulduggery Pleasant)
  • Wizard Howl (Wizard's Castle)
  • Sophie Hatter (Wizard's Castle)
  • The Witch of the Waste (Wizard's Castle)
  • Kelsier (Mistborn)
  • Vin (Mistborn)
  • Sergu (Kulipari)
  • Jarrah (Kulipari)
  • Yabber (Kulipari)
  • Emily Hayes (Amulet); via amulet
  • Stonekeepers (Amulet)
  • Some elves (Amulet)
  • Vetvix (Garfield's Pet Force)
  • Sorcerer Binky (Garfield's Pet Force)
  • Witches (Shadow Falls)
  • Warlocks (Shadow Falls)
  • Chameleons (Shadow Falls); via Species-Shifting to become witches/warlocks
  • Casters (The Caster Chronicles)
  • Connwaer (The Magic Thief)
  • Nevery (The Magic Thief)
  • Magickeepers (Magickeepers)
  • Shadowkeepers (Magickeepers)
  • Dragons's Heirs (Los Hechiceros del Dragon)

Live Television

  • Witches (Being Human)
  • Witches and Warlocks (Charmed 1998/2018)
    • Devorah Silver
    • Priyanka Bari
    • Cyd
    • Jada Shields
    • Fiona Callahan
    • Cassie
    • Charity Callahan
    • Halliwell Family
    • The Charmed Ones
  • Some Demons (Charmed)
  • The Elders (Charmed)
  • The Avatars (Charmed)
  • Gypsies (Charmed)
  • Alti (Xena: Warrior Princess)
  • Wizards (Wizards of Waverly Place)
  • Willow Rosenberg (Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel)
  • Amy Madison (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Tara Maclay (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Rupert Giles (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Wesley Wyndam-Pryce (Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel)
  • Witches (Supernatural)
  • Demons (Supernatural)
  • Angels (Supernatural)
  • Deities (Supernatural)
  • Mystic Rangers (Power Rangers Mystic Force)
  • Grandpa (The Munsters)
  • Grandmama Addams (The Addams Family)
  • Samantha (Bewitched)
  • Endora (Bewitched)
  • Members of the Chance Harbor Circle (The Secret Circle)
  • Nathan Young (MisFits)
  • Bennett Witches (The Vampire Diaries)
    • Bonnie Bennett
    • Qetsiyah
    • Sheila Bennett
    • Emily Bennett
  • Esther Mikaelson (The Vampire Diaries/The Originals)
  • Dahlia (The Originals)
  • Kol Mikaelson/Kaleb (The Vampire Diaries/The Originals)
  • Finn Mikaelson (The Vampire Diaries/The Originals)
  • Freya Mikaelson (The Originals)
  • Hope Mikaelson (The Originals/Legacies)
  • Josie and Lizzie Saltzman (The Vampire Diaries/Legacies) via Magical Energy Absorption
  • Malachai "Kai" Parker (The Vampire Diaries) via Magical Energy Absorption
  • Witches of the French Quarter (The Originals)
  • Travelers (The Vampire Diaries)
    • Katherine Pierce
    • Markos
  • Silas (The Vampire Diaries)
  • Witches (Eastwick)
  • Magicians/Hedge Witches (The Magicians)
  • Gods (The Magicians)
  • Regina (Once Upon a Time)
  • Zelena (Once Upon a Time)
  • Maleficent (Once Upon a Time)
  • Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold (Once Upon a Time)
  • The Blue Fairy (Once Upon a Time)
  • Fairy Godmother (Once Upon a Time)
  • Cora (Once Upon a Time)
  • The Black Fairy (Once Upon a Time)
  • Anastasia (Once Upon a Time in Wonderland)
  • Jafar (Once Upon a Time)
  • Amara (Once Upon a Time in Wonderland)
  • Members of The Order (The Order)
  • Merlin (Merlin)
  • Morgana Pendragon (Merlin)
  • Mordred (Merlin)
  • The Great Dragon (Merlin)
  • Aithusa (Merlin)
  • Gilli (Merlin)
  • Alator (Merlin)
  • Morgause (Merlin)
  • Freya (Merlin)
  • Nimueh (Merlin)
  • Gaius (Merlin)
  • Balinor (Merlin)
  • Edwin Muirden (Merlin)
  • Alvarr (Merlin)
  • Euchdag (Merlin)
  • Benny Weir (My Babysitter's a Vampire)
  • Evelyn Weir (My Babysitter's a Vampire)
  • Jane Morgan (My Babysitter's a Vampire)
  • Witches (Grachi)
  • Witches and Wizards (Every Witch Way)
  • Witches (Salem)
  • Fairies (Balala Fairies)
    • Miki
    • Michelle
    • Blue
    • Lily
  • Witches (Witches of East End)
  • Witches (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina)
    • Sabrina Spellman
    • Zelda Spellman
    • Hilda Spellman
    • Prudence Night

Cartoons

  • Arthur Spudinski (American Dragon: Jake Long)
  • Eli Excelsior Pandarus (American Dragon Jake Long)
  • Luong Lao Shi (American Dragon Jake Long)
  • Maleficent (Sleeping Beauty)
  • Wizards (Adventure Time)
  • Genie (Aladdin)
  • Jafar (Aladdin)
  • Eden (Aladdin)
  • Phasir (Aladdin)
  • Mirage (Aladdin)
  • Ayam Aghoul (Aladdin)
  • Aziz (Aladdin)
  • Faraboo, the Caretaker (Aladdin)
  • Arbutus (Aladdin)
  • Chaos (Aladdin)
  • Mozenrath (Aladdin)
  • Queen Titania of Avalon (Gargoyles)
  • Lord Oberon of Avalon (Gargoyles)
  • Puck (Gargoyles)
  • The Weird Sisters (Gargoyles)
  • Demona (Gargoyles)
  • Una (Gargoyles)
  • Queen Mab (Gargoyles)
  • The Children of Oberon (Gargoyles)
  • The New Olympians (Gargoyles)
  • The Archmage (Gargoyles)
  • The Magus (Gargoyles)
  • Hecate (Hercules)
  • Lady Bane (Disney's Gummi Bears)
  • Mumm-Ra (Thundercats)
  • Zummi Gummi (Disney's Gummi Bears)
  • Baby Smurf (The Smurfs)
  • Anodites (Ben 10)
  • Verdona Tennyson (Ben 10)
  • Gwen Tennyson (Ben 10)
  • Charmcaster (Ben 10)
  • Hex (Ben 10)
  • Adwaita (Ben 10)
  • Sir George (Ben 10)
  • Bezel (Ben 10)
  • Wizards of Yan (Di-Gata Defenders)
  • Uncle (Jackie Chan Adventures)
  • Various Wizards and Demons (Jackie Chan Adventures)
  • Charmers (Little Charmers)
  • The Sorceress (He-Man and the Masters of the Universe)
  • Evil-Lyn (He-Man and the Masters of the Universe)
  • Orko (He-Man and the Masters of the Universe)
  • Warlocks (The Legend of Krod Mandoon)
  • Mandi Arbizu (Dream Team)
  • Mickey Mouse (Fantasia)
  • Yen Sid (Fantasia)
  • Yin (Yin Yang Yo!)
  • Yang (Yin Yang Yo!)
  • Yo (Yin Yang Yo!)
  • Yuck (Yin Yang Yo!)
  • Chai (Yin Yang Yo!)
  • Ti (Yin Yang Yo!)
  • Carl, the Evil Cockroach Wizard (Yin Yang Yo!)
  • The Nightmaster (Yin Yang Yo!)
  • Coop (Yin Yang Yo!)
  • Eradicus (Yin Yang Yo!)
  • Saranoia (Yin Yang Yo!)
  • G.P. (Yin Yang Yo!)
  • Kraggler (Yin Yang Yo!)
  • Mastermind (Yin Yang Yo!)
  • The Lie Fairy (Yin Yang Yo!)
  • The Lesson (Yin Yang Yo!)
  • Shadow Weaver (She-Ra and the Princesses of Power)
  • Female trolls (Trollz); via Spell Beads
  • Anna Maht (World of Quest)
  • Deceit (World of Quest)
  • Equinox (Batman The Brave and the Bold)
  • The Skeleton King (Super Robot Monkey Team HyperForce Go!)
  • Elis Pandarus (American Dragon: Jake Long)
  • Nigel Thrall (American Dragon: Jake Long)
  • Kyle (Fanboy and Chum Chum)
  • Unicorn and alicorn ponies (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
  • Fairies, Witches, Warlocks, Wizards (Winx Club)
  • Mateo (Elena of Avalor)
  • Fiero (Elena of Avalor)
  • Alacazar (Elena of Avalor)
  • Mages (The Dragon Prince)
  • Star Butterfly (Star vs. the Forces of Evil)
  • Evil Queen (Ever After High)
  • Raven Queen (Ever After High)
  • Faybelle Thorn (Ever After High)
  • Spellbinders (Tara Duncan)
  • Ben Ravencroft (Scooby Doo and the Witch's Ghost)
  • Sarah Ravencroft (Scooby Doo and the Witch's Ghost)
  • Thorn (Scooby Doo and the Witch's Ghost)
  • Glimmer (She-Ra and the Princesses of Power)
  • Micah (She-Ra and the Princesses of Power)
  • Shadow Weaver/Light Spinner (She-Ra and the Princesses of Power)
  • Magica De Spell (Ducktales)
  • Fairies (Ben And Holly's Little Kingdom)
  • Fairies (Winx Club)
  • Witches (Winx Club)
  • Discord (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
  • Ian Lightfoot (Onward)
  • Katya Spelling (Super Monsters)
  • Luong Lao Shi (American Dragon: Jake Long)
  • Clouse (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)
  • Aspheera (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)

Live Movies

  • 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)
  • Miranda Reed (Spellbinder)
  • Queen Ravenna (Snow White & the Huntsman)
  • Cromwell/Piper Family (Halloweentown)
  • Camryn (Twitches)
  • Alex (Twitches)
  • Mandy (Ella Enchanted)
  • Mal (Descendants)
  • Jane (Descendants)
  • Uma (Descendants)
  • Witches and Warlocks (You Cast a Spell On Me)
  • Aeorists (You Cast a Spell On Me)
  • Queen Narissa (Enchanted)
  • Brights (Bright)
    • Daryl Ward
    • Tikka
    • Jirak
    • the dark lod
  • The Ancient One (Marvel Cinematic Universe)

Anime/Manga/Manhwa

  • Magic Users (Black Clover)
  • Tamayo (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba)
  • Beatrice (Umineko No Naku Koro Ni)
  • Bernkastel (Umineko Mo Naku Koro Ni)
  • Mages/Wizards (Fairy Tail)
  • Lina Inverse (Slayers)
  • Ryner Lute (Densetsu no Yuusha no Densetsu)
  • Louise Françoise le Blanc de la Vallière (Zero no Tsukaima)
  • Arlen Grace (Tower of God)
  • White (Tower of God)
    • Hoaqin
    • Anna
  • Grand DeJah (Tower of God)
  • Grand DeSah (Tower of God)
  • Sachi Faker (Tower of God)
  • Kidō users (Bleach)
  • Negi Springfield (Mahou Sensei Negima)
  • Kurohime (Magical Gunslinger Kurohime)
  • Wizards and Witches (Marchen Awakens Romance)
    • Diana
    • Great Godfather
  • 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)
  • Kargalgan (Solo Leveling)
  • Tusk (Solo Leveling)
  • 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)
  • Eriol Hiragizawa (Cardcaptor Sakura)
  • Jewelpets (Jewelpet series)
  • Robin Sena (Witch Hunter Robin)
  • Subaru Sumeragi (Tokyo Babylon)
  • Seishirou Sakurazuka (X/1999)
  • Emiya Shirou, Tohsaka Rin, Matou Shinji, Caster (Fate/Stay Night)
  • Several Characters (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)
  • Kumoko/Shiraori (So I'm a Spider, So What?)
  • Various Characters (Solo Leveling)
    • Kargalgan
    • Tusk
  • 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)
  • Magicians (Nanatsu no Taizai)
  • Druids (Nanatsu no Taizai)
  • Incantation Orbs users (Nanatsu no Taizai)
  • Witches (Little Witch Academia)
  • Toby Williams (Return to Labyrinth)
  • Mizumi, the Queen of Moraine (Return to Labyrinth)
  • Drumlin (Return to Labyrinth)
  • Moulin (Return to Labyrinth)
  • Mirai Asahina/Cure Miracle (Mahou Tsukai Pretty Cure)
  • Riko Izayoi/Cure Magical (Mahou Tsukai Pretty Cure)
  • Kotoha Hanami/Ha-Chan/Cure Felice (Nahou Tsukai Pretty Cure)
  • Tessa (CAPCOM)
  • Bookkeepers (Zatch Bell!)
  • England (Axis Powers Hetalia)

Video Games

  • Warlic (Adventure Quest/AQ Worlds/Dragon Fable)
  • Spell casting Operators (Arknights)
    • Amiya
    • Gitano
    • Deepcolor
    • Istina
  • Bleu/Deis & Nina (Breath of Fire)
  • Rumor Honeybottoms (Cuphead)
  • Morrigan (Dragon Age)
  • Nythera (Dragon Fable/AQ Worlds)
  • Dragonborn (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim); via spells
  • Pious Augustus (Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem)
  • Protagonists (Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem); via Tome of Eternal Darkness' spells
  • Maze (Fable)
  • Black Mage (Final Fantasy I & III)
  • White Mage (Final Fantasy I & III)
  • Red Mage (Final Fantasy I & III)
  • Rydia (Final Fantasy IIII)
  • Rosa (Final Fantasy IIII)
  • Squall Leonhart (Final Fantasy VIII)
  • Quistis Trepe (Final Fantasy VIII)
  • Vivi (Final Fantasy IX)
  • Dagger/Garnet (Final Fantasy IX)
  • Eiko (Final Fantasy IX)
  • Shantotto (Final Fantasy XI/Dissidia)
  • Robin (Fire Emblem Awakening)
  • Sora (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Donald Duck (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Roxas (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Aqua (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Terra (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Ventus (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Young Xehanort (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Kirby (Kirby Series); via Magic ability
  • Zoe, the Aspect of Twilight (League of Legends)
  • Seraphine, the Starry-Eyed Songstress (League of Legends)
  • Princess Zelda (The Legend of Zelda)
  • Ganondorf (The Legend of Zelda)
  • Shang Tsung (Mortal Kombat)
  • Quan Chi (Mortal Kombat)
  • Portal Masters (Skylanders)
  • Many characters (Skylanders)
  • Genis Sage (Tales of Symphonia)
  • Marisa Kirisame (Touhou Project)
  • Alice Margatroid (Touhou Project)
  • Patchouli Knowledge (Touhou Project)
  • Byakuren Hijiri (Touhou Project)
  • Spell Master (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Storyteller (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Malygos (Warcraft)
  • Kalecgos (Warcraft)
  • Willow (Willow)
  • Wizards (Wizard 101)
  • Medivh & Jaina Proudmoore (World of Warcraft)

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