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

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Fantasy book series involving 3 magic stones

Fantasy book series from the 80's and maybe early 90's. Involved 3 magic stones, one in the forehead, 1 over the heart and one in the palm of the 3 main characters. I can't remember much more of the ...
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How common are magic rings?

In The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Gandalf informs Bilbo that he knew he found a magic ring some time ago. Does Gandalf presume this is one of the 20 rings of power, or just some other ...
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Story-identification - 70s or 80s - Occult/Paranormal/Magic

in the early 90s I read through some of my dad's book collection. I'm pretty sure that the story in question was spread over multiple books and would love to reread it/them now I am older. They were ...
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Movie ident : Boy chased by trolls

This movie isn't too old, it's about a little boy that opens up a book and it cursed him, his brother and his sister. They went upstairs and a little troll was up there and the troll acts crackers. ...
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Once Upon a Time Magic

In The Once Upon a Time universe is there a limit to what magic can do ? And what abilities have been displayed?
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Identifying a children's fantasy book series [duplicate]

There's this children's fantasy series I've been trying to find for years from one book I've read in my youth. From what I recall it was a long-ish series (7-8 books?) and I believe that the powers in ...
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Is Rumplestiltskin immortal?

Is Rumplestiltskin immortal except for his dagger? Or is he killable but if you kill him with the dagger you gain the Dark One's powers?
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What types of magic has been displayed in A song of Ice and Fire / Game of Thrones Universe?

What types of magic has been displayed in the the A song of Ice and Fire / Game of Thrones Universe?
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Is there an anti-magical material similar to DC Comics “Nth Metal” in the Marvel Universe?

Is there any Marvel Universe material or substance that has similar 'anti-magical' properties similar to those found in the Thanagarian Nth Metal in the DC Animated Universe?
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Magic as a Superpower

I was looking at superpower wiki and I got to thinking. Is it a underated power? Is it possible to duplicate the most frequent/popular superpowers in the primary Marvel or DC comic continuities? ...
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Magic in Star Wars

Is there any sort of magic, besides the Force, existing in the Star Wars universe? What triggered me to ask this question were the Nightsisters. Wookieepedia article refers to their powers as ...
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OUAT - If Emma is that powerful, why does she still need to drive her yellow VW bug?

Mr Gold, the formerly evil queen, the ambiguously evil snow queen, and the green-coloured-witch of Oz simply needed the wave of an arm to be teleported to wherever vicinity they so wish. And now that ...
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Looking for a book featuring a soldier/marine travelling to a different time/universe

I picked up a book a year ago and read the summary at the back(part of a series maybe?) at a airport bookshop but had to stop because of my flight was about to depart. I can't remember the author or ...
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Can underage magic be controlled more easily with a wand?

In Chapter 7 of GoF this happens: Their fellow campers were starting to wake up. First to stir were the families with small children; Harry had never seen witches and wizards this young before. A ...
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Why isn't Harry in trouble when Tonks does magic around him?

The Trace is supposed to report any magical activity from a young wizard. But as is it said here, it actually reports the magic done around the young wizard, without knowing who really did the spell. ...
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What are the rules for magical duelling?

In the Harry Potter universe, I'm sure the rules for a magical duel would be decided on a case by case basis. However, for an institutionalised duelling organisation, what rules would apply to the ...
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A story with a straw mannequin animated by magic?

I am looking a fantasy novel, possibly part of a series. I don’t remember much but the hero travels to a city where he is imprisoned into a cell, then he then fashions and animates a straw mannequin ...
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What would happen if someone used an Engorgement charm on a human?

The engorgement charm in used on spiders multiple times in the series, proving it can be used on living things. At one point, Ron states that he beileived Hagrid had been hit with an Engorgement ...
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What is the source of magical energies in the DC Universe?

In the Marvel Universe, magicians like Doctor Strange draw their magic from three main sources: Internal physical/psychic/spiritual energy giving them abilities such as astral projection, telepathy, ...
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Could humans in the LOTR Universe perform magic? [duplicate]

In the Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Gandalf attempts to convince Saruman that the "Necromancer" i.e. Sauron, has returned, but Saruman dismisses Gandalf saying: Saruman: That's absurd. No such ...
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Story where a monster asks if he has a soul

I'd like to know the name of a book written no more recent than the year 2000 (probably a bit older.) It includes only two themes that I can recall: The main character is exiled for not having a ...
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A fantasy/romance novel about a woman with a mysterious power and has a variant of “witch” in the title

This was another book I had seen at the nursing home I previously worked at. It was a hardcover book with a dust jacket that had an image of a woman near a tree with bare branches. That's the best I ...
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Story Identification: Fantasy series based on Bob Dylan's All Along the Watchtower

I remember reading this story ~15 years ago. What I remember: Back in the 90's, Martin Greenberg published a LOT of themed anthologies, and I think that this was in one of them. I think it was a new ...
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What does this occult symbol signify?

I remember seeing this symbol in other works, but I cannot for the life of me remember where I originally saw it or anywhere I've ever seen it specifically.... The circle, with a dot in the center, ...
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Fantasy TV Show from the 80s i saw on Public Television when a kid

I really vaguely remember this television program with this actor that had striking blue eyes kinda looked like Ramsey Snow from game of thrones. The show was about a boy whom was sent back in time ...
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Why did Dumbledore contemplate discontinuing Divination at Hogwarts?

In Order of the Phoenix, Dumbledore tells Harry 'I did,' said Dumbledore. 'On a cold, wet night sixteen years ago, in a room above the bar at the Hog's Head inn. I had gone there to see an ...
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Occult, Magic, and UFO Book set from 70-80s (I think) [closed]

A few years back I bought an encyclopedia-type book set from a book sale. Most of the books were about topics frequently used in science fiction and fantasy. After moving a while back, they were ...
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A young adult novel about a girl in a medieval type time

A YA (Young Adult) novel from the 2000s, this book is set in a medieval type era. The main character is a girl whose parents are killed (I can't remember why) and she is living with her uncle. She ...
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Multi-volume fantasy series with forbidden spell of undoing

As a child I read a book series. It was about wizards and magic and consisted of many, many volumes. I hardly remember anything of it, apart from there being one forbidden spell: the spell for someone ...
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Cartoon with girl on a wheelchair and a genie as helper against an evil entity

I remember watching a cartoon as a child, in the 80s or early 90s and I can't remember the title (or a lot of details about it). The setting reminds me of "Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water": we could ...
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Magical accident makes magician super powerful

The story starts with our character getting involved in a big magic accident, some kind of power plant or factory maybe? The result is he goes from being a low level magician to a super powerful ...
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Title of Fantasy Novel Series including Magic and Familiars

There is a fantasy novel series that I'm trying to remember the title and/or author of. The land included a circular plain surrounded by a sheer cliff wall that was created by a cataclysmic magical ...
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What did Arwen mean when she saved Frodo

In the Fellowship of the Ring, after Arwen outruns the Nazguls, she notices that Frodo is in a very bad state and seems to be very near death. At this point she says; "What Grace has given ...
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Series about a boy who collects crests that match symbols on his forearm

I believe this was a series. I read it in the late 90's, but I imagine that it was published earlier than that. It's about a boy who travels to another world/worlds. I remember him collecting ...
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Trying to remember a contemporary fantasy novel involving white and black magic lodges

I read it as a paperback somewhere around 1990, might be a bit older. It's set on Earth in approximately contemporary time (I don't remember the time frame, but there were cars and phones. I don't ...
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What is the extent and nature of Nix's power in (the film) Lord of Illusions?

I'm not asking for an exhaustive list, or even a list at all. The man certainly thinks himself capable of causing some sort of doomsday or apocalypse, but the movie's onscreen portrayal of magic is ...
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Are there any limitations to the absorption of the sword of Gryffindor?

What objects can be used as wand substitutes? This question got me thinking. Godric Gryffindor's sword can absorb properties, and only positive properties (said in DH). Then, couldn't it in theory ...
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Why didn't Harry's touch hurt Voldemort in “HP and the Deathly Hallows”? [duplicate]

I watched some of the Harry Potter movies today, and there is something I didn't understand. In the first movie, Harry's touch hurts Professor Quirrell, but when Voldemort and Harry "fall-fly" during ...
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Was the Muggle attack on Ariana Dumbledore sexual in nature?

Was the Muggle attack on Ariana Dumbledore sexual in nature? When I read this, I noticed a lot of "hand-waving language", typical in situations when the author wants to keep the book family suitable ...
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Fantasy series where each book takes place on a different world that overly expressed a certain element?

From what I remember their was a war between two different groups of people. The winners put the losers in a labyrinth that was constantly trying to kill them (although I think that was a mistake). ...
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Trying to find/remember Two scifi/fantasy books [closed]

I currently have two books I am trying to find The first is a young adult book series that starts off with a soldier being asked to deliver a magic ring to an old man/wizard. Along the way the ...
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Is it possible to lose or gain magic blood?

A thought struck me while reading these questions. Suppose there was a magical child in a pureblood family, who shows signs of being magical early and gets their Hogwarts letter on their eleventh ...
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How and when did Hermione find out she's a witch?

Hermione Granger is muggle born. Her parents are dentists. While Harry wasn't muggle born, he was raised by muggles, which amounts to the same thing when it comes to being exposed to magic. Harry ...
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In Game of Thrones, did magic ever really go away?

In the Game of Thrones universe, it is implied that magic existed thousands of years ago and was quite powerful. Over time magic eventually died out and eventually forgotten by the people as common ...
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Looking for a YA book about a magical nanny that heavily featured lady bugs

I remember a YA book that involved a family who's babysitter/nanny was implied to be magical, and as I recall she was heavily associated with lady bugs. But I can't remember what the name of the books ...
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Why can't you just duplicate money in the Harry Potter series

In harry Potter and the deathly hallows Hermione duplicated a Locket using the Geminio charm. Why couldn't someone use the Geminio charm to duplicate money. Or do they have copyrights on them like ...
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Where did the Flipendo and Skurge spells come from?

In the Harry Potter games, there are several spells like Flipendo and Skurge which I don’t remember seeing in the books or movies. Were they actually used in the books and movies and I didn’t notice, ...
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Is there a limit to what magic in the HP world can do?

We know that powerful wizards can create spells. Snape has created Sectumsempra, and all. Is there any limit on what kind of spell they can create? Would it be possible to: Say, if a wizard wants ...
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Forgot the name of the novel/ series, regarding magic

So, This has been bothering me for a while. I remember reading a book or series where the protagonist was discriminated against for not having a visible magic. It's revealed later that his/her magic ...
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Are there any magical objects from any fantasy world which work similarly to the Hold Person spell from D&D? [closed]

I'm looking for any magical weapons or artifacts which have the power to bind the wielder's enemies. It can be literally binding them with conjured chains, or just something like paralyzing them ...