Magic refers to powers obtained by supernatural or spiritual means outside of science or technology.

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Magic school and chalk magic

The book is about a boy who attends a magic school. There are contests between the groups of students similar to a chess game using magic. The good teacher is beaten by the evil teacher in a magic ...
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Fantasy book about high elf lord, human woman, magic

I read last year a book about a high lord elf whose job is performing magic; he loves books and is looking for old books containing old magic, so called sexual magic. He finds an intelligent, ...
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Trilogy about a girl who walks on water

I'm trying to identify a trilogy of (I think YA) novels. The main character was able to walk on water. A different boy also was. I think that the series might have been named after it's word for these ...
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Fantasy novel with female protagonist and mages who can be drained of power by a cut?

I believe it was a standalone, but possibly 2 books. The main character was a female. The mages in the story exploded when they died unless they were completely drained of power first. They could be ...
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Can polyjuice grow back body parts cursed off by dark magic?

If George had stocked on some of his hairs before his ear got cut off by Snape, could he have used polyjuice potion to turn into a version of himself with both the ears? From Goblet of Fire we know ...
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Children's fantasy novel involving rune magic

I'm looking for the title of a book, its details are: Children's book series. All people live on an island surrounded by fog. Boy is chosen to be trained as a magician and is picked to be trained by ...
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Why do only wizards have magic?

Why do wizards have magic, but Muggles don't? Why don't all people have magic, or no people have magic?
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Are there similar conceptions of magic like in the Inheritence Cycle? [closed]

By reading the cycle, I very much liked Paolini's conception of magic, illustrated in the scene where Eragon was told to get the power for lifting the stone out of his surrounding and has been shocked ...
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In *Wizard's First Rule*, why can't the court artist James target Kahlan?

I was listening to the Wizard's First Rule on audiobook the other day, and it got to the part where they were dealing with Queen Milena. Zedd said (paraphrasing, referring to James, the court artist) ...
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Movie about an amulet and book of magic?

A girl gets an amulet/necklace then whole town become like zombies and try to kill her. She's chased to a chapel where they break through the walls and doors. She finds a hatch and goes underground ...
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Can Occlumency be used upon Dementors?

Dementors suck feelings of happiness out of the person. And well all the memories are stored inside the brain. So what would have happened if we tried Occlumency whenever a dementor approached (only ...
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Why didn't James potter make himself the secret keeper? [duplicate]

I don't get why he had to choose one of his friends
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Book where boy who doesn't have magic but everyone else does

I remembered reading a book about this boy. He doesn't have magic, while everyone does. His uncle is a famous wizard, and helps him get into a wizard school. Later on, it was revealed that the boy ...
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Book with magic tree ash that makes you blind

So there's this book I read maybe 5 or 6 years ago that I absolutely loved but never finished the series and I can't remember the name and can't find it. From what I remember there are these hidden ...
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Did Hermione invent the Four-Point Spell herself?

Leading on from the question Did Harry Potter ever invent any spells? specifically Himarm's answer and the comment thread underneath it, I would like to ask: Did Hermione invent the Four-Point Spell ...
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Did Harry Potter ever invent any spells?

Many of the greatest wizards in the Harry Potter universe invented their own spells. Dumbledore, acknowledged as one of the greatest wizards of the age: "Examined him myself in Transfiguration ...
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Were there any verbal spells in Transfiguration? If yes, were there only few?

I have never heard of any verbal spells during Transfiguration (in the book), this class was the least mentioned ever. So were there any verbal spells in Transfiguration? If there were, were there ...
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Why not hide the Philosopher's/Sorcerer's Stone with a Fidelius Charm?

The Philosopher's/Sorcerer's Stone was guarded first in Gringotts (which had never been robbed until the events of the book) and then later was moved to Hogwarts (where it was pretty well protected). ...
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Where did wishes come from?

When you look into the wish trope, you tend to get pointed back to Aladdin from The Book of One Thousand and One Nights as the originator. But wishes in Aladdin really didn't work the way modern ...
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Looking for fantasy book with a magic tree that picks one person to talk to while it is dying and letting evil back into the world

I know it's not much to go on, as I read this book probably close to 7-9 years ago. Here's my best synopsis of what I remember. It is also part of a series, if that helps. There is a magical tree ...
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Are there different schools of magic in Middle Earth?

Having read these questions, I've some further questions as the title says. From those preceding questions, we can see that magic is innate to Arda, and that all sentient beings can use it given ...
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Looking for a YA sci-fi book with a girl magically rescuing a boy trapped in a computer. 80s, I think

I can't recall either title or author, and think I read it in the 80s or VERY early 90s. The plot had a young girl discovering magical ability, and contacting a boy with similar talents. He ends up ...
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Can a charmed tent in the Harry Potter universe be placed inside another charmed tent?

In the Harry Potter universe, it's possible to have a tent that appears larger on the inside than on the outside. Is there any reason it wouldn't be possible to place one charmed tent inside another ...
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I'm looking for the title of a book about a magical bookstore and its owner

The book is fairly new, at most 4 years and it's the start of a series. I know vampires were involved and that the bookstore was open at night but that's about it.
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Looking for older YA fantasy book with young boy magician + familiars + orbs

I'm not sure I have enough information to truly make finding this book possible, but I thought I'd try! I read this fantasy novel when I was probably 12 years old or so - so 1995 ish. So I'm sure it ...
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An Old 80's or early 90's Movie involving a Magic Coin

I am looking for any information about an old 80's - early 90's movie involving 2 guys who find a magic coin and make wishes from it. The only parts I can recall is I think one of the guys wishes for ...
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In The Battle of Hogwarts, why didn't the Mandrakes do more damage?

In the Battle of Hogwarts, Neville tells Harry about a plan: 'Mandrakes!' Neville bellowed at Harry over his shoulder as he ran. 'Going to lob them over the walls - they won't like this!' ...
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Book about character transported to a realm where his written words become spells

I remember reading a book, probably 15-20 years ago now, but I cannot remember the name. It is about a character (some type of English professor/student?) who through some fashion is transported to ...
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Name of a movie: people trained to master elements, trainer changes sides

There was a movie I briefly remember watching sometime between 2000 and 2007 latest I think. In it I remember there being this man who was originally on the dark side and in the beginning I think we ...
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Fantasy Novel about Companion Orbs and a Quarantine Wall

I need help identifying a fantasy novel that I read in 2005. I seem to recall it was written by a male author, and I believe it was his first novel (although a trilogy was in the works). Here is ...
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Maximum range of a Portkey?

What is the maximum range one could travel with a single Portkey? Across the world? To the moon?
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What is the relationship between a spell's incantation and effect?

This requires a little bit of context, so please bear with me. Ron Weasley: "Wingardium Leviosa!" Hermione: "You're saying it wrong. It's Wing-gar-dium Levi-o-sa, make the 'gar' nice and ...
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Why does a wizard need a wand to perform magic? [duplicate]

In the Potterverse, it is seen that some children are born with the "magic gene" and others are not (e.g. Lily Potter and her non-magic sister Petunia). Those children from the United Kingdom who ...
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Magical control of weather

I want to find the name of a book I read many years ago. The story is set in Britain. The weather is controlled by magic. I read it in the 60's or early 70's
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Condtion of The British Minstry of Magic after Rufus Scrimgeour and before Kingsley Shacklebolt [closed]

I wanted to know that during Pius Thicknesse's rule over the British Ministry of Magic what was happening at the Ministry of Magic. We know from the trio's trip to acquire Tom Riddle's Locket from ...
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Why did Harry not practice non-verbal spells after the end of 6th year of Hogwarts?

Why did Harry Potter not practice non verbal spells following the sixth year of Hogwarts when he was staying in the Dursleys House?
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Spells such as Wingardium Leviosa - where does the force come from?

In the Harry Potter universe, spells such as wingardium leviosa can move objects with no apparantly visible force being applied. Is there an canon explanation (or non canon otherwise) explanation of ...
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Why doesn't the shopkeeper in Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban use Accio to find the missing Invisibility books?

I have recently started reading through the Harry Potter series yet again and noticed something quite peculiar in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban; while shopping at a wizarding book store ...
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Is magic allowed on the Hogwarts Express? [duplicate]

We know students aren't allowed to do magic during the school holidays, but when does that prohibition start and end? Does the journey between Hogwarts and London count as term-time or holiday? Are ...
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Fantasy book where in the end, a crippled exiled boy becomes king

Long story but last year I read a book which included all of these things at the beginning of the book, a boy walking through an alley finds an old man running towards him, being chased by guards, ...
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Help finding a book trilogy about magic monks/wizards and an evil empire/kingdom

When I was a kid, around 2008, I read a trilogy of fantasy novels that I've forgotten the name of. It's about a boy who lives on an island. His father, while doesn't hate him, is disappointed in the ...
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Looking for a fantasy book/series where dying people are absorbed by trees

I read this book back in 2005-2009, but it's possible that it might have been released earlier. The key points I recall are that the protagonist worked as something like a border guard, or at least ...
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In Harry Potter, is it only children who can do 'instinctive magic'?

Before coming to Hogwarts, many child witches and wizards display some sort of latent magical ability, by performing magic instinctively: e.g. Harry making his hair grow incredibly fast or making a ...
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What is the first Fantasy work to feature a wand?

Wands are a huge part of the magic system in Harry Potter. A wand is required to perform most magic (from what I've seen so far). This definitely isn't the first instance of wands being used to assist ...
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What kind of magic is happening in these screenshots? [duplicate]

In HP and the Order of the Phoenix, we see this magic occurring; What's this called?
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Book about a guy that gets sent to a magical place because of an experiment, becomes a wizard

I'm trying to remember the name of a book series where a guy was broke and signed up to be the guinea pig in an experiment that sent him to a magical land where he ended up being a wizard, an "aa" ...
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In what way were the chess pieces transfigured?

Inspired by Childcat15's comment on this question In Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone McGonagall transfigures the chess pieces that the trio battle to gain access to the Philosopher's Stone. ...
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Why didn't Dobby heal himself?

When Dobby was injured by Bellatrix Lestrange's knife. Why didn't Dobby or Harry use Healing Magic to treat Dobby. “The door banged open behind Harry and he looked up, terrified: Snape had burst ...
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Is the basilisk's stare the same type of magic as Avada kedavra?

Is the same type of magic being invoked when a basilisk kills its victim by its stare and a wizard kills his victim with avada kedavra? We know that avada kedavra does not leave any mark and the ...
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What are the limitations of healing magic?

While reading Sorcerer's Stone, I just finished the chapter where Harry walks in on Snape and Filch bandaging Snape's leg. In a previous chapter Neville falls off of his broom and we see that magic ...