Questions tagged [magic]

For questions referring to powers obtained by supernatural or spiritual means outside of science or technology. Can also be used to signify that the question contains magical elements when asking in relation to an identification question: [story-identification], [episode-identification], [character-identification] and [object-identification].

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Fantasy manga about a noble main character frowned upon due to a lack of magic skills, and abused by his fiancée

From what I can remember, the main character (MC) is some sort of young noble who was frowned upon by people around him, due to how skittish and incompetent he was in magic. He also had a fiancée that ...
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2010s young adult fantasy book about a teenager who goes to live in a mansion and a young relative who watches an evil TV show

I think he moved to the New England area. I remember him having magical powers and living in a mansion. If I recall correctly, there was a younger relative (maybe a cousin) who watched this evil TV ...
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Fantasy book where two boys swap places from different worlds

I am looking for a book I read when I was younger. It involves 2 boys from different world swapping places and pretending to be each other. They are identical except that one is white and the other is ...
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Sci-fi Show with Tech Magic/Psychic Powers

The show was on in the late 90's or early 00's. It may have been re-runs at that point though. It was on the SciFi channel. I don't remember much of the plot, but it involved characters on a larger ...
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Manga where a kid is born from a forgotten island of heroes far away, and left the island for an adventure

I read a manga ages ago where a young boy is a child born from a faraway island of heroes, and he left the island for an adventure. He goes into the capital of a kingdom and meets a mage who is the ...
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Young adult book about a traveling snake oil salesman selling magic elixirs that worked, including a strength potion

I read this book in the mid-to-late '90s. It was about a traveling snake oil salesman in one of those old horse-drawn carriages, and he had magic elixirs and potions which actually worked. I vaguely ...
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Manga where male main character got isekaied and turned into a witch girl

Looking for an isekai manga where the (male) main character died (I forgot how he died) and got isekaied as a dark-haired female witch that lives in the middle of the forest alone, and has a hobby of ...
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Late 19th century - early 20th century alternative New York City named 'Knickerbocker' [duplicate]

I read a fantasy novel in the late 1980s or early '90s, I think, but I'm not sure if it was published at that time. There's a female secondary character (daughter? sister?) who lives on the roof of a ...
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Book(s) dragon turned into a human and cast into a low magic modern world

I read this more recent book series a while ago (within last couple of years). Book was about a dragon who angered another elder dragon and had then got his magic bound, turned into a human, and cast ...
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Manga in which the main character gets trapped in a dungeon and almost dies, but is saved by a girl that happens to be a magical tree of life

The main character (MC) gets trapped in a dungeon and almost dies, but is saved by a girl that happens to be a magical tree of life. If I remember correctly, the girl/tree had a witch (or some other ...
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Manhua about a teenager who sees a man practicing sword fighting in his dreams, which prompts him to start practicing sword fighting himself

I would like to the name of the manhua. The description of the manhua is as follows: The main character (MC) is a teenager whose father is a lord and the MC has a kind stepmother and a tsundere ...
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2000s anime where the main character collects round magic stones with a bracelet

I think it came out between 2000-2010. Saw this in anime club in high school. Can't remember some details. The main character finds a bracelet, gets these round stones, and the bracelet collects them? ...
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What is advanced magic in the Harry Potter Universe?

What is advanced magic in the Harry Potter Universe and what determines advanced magic? I could find two spells mentioned as advanced: The Extension Charm (‘Capacious extremis!’) in wizardingworld....
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Manhwa with a pink-haired female wizard/mage and a blue-haired male lead, who fall in love and accidentally end up back in time

I need help finding a manhwa. I can’t remember much, but the main character (MC) is a wizard/mage who eventually somehow gets paired up with the blue-haired male lead, and they start working together. ...
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Anime where children go to a school to learn to fight with powers they get from orbs

I saw this a long time ago so the details are vague, I apologise. I remember just a specific scene. A bunch of children are being trained to use their powers and then, I think, when the training ...
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Isekai manhwa about a girl who is reborn into a royal family, and seems to have healing powers

Years ago, I read an isekai about a girl who got reincarnated into a royal family. Her new father and brothers despise her, because she's a girl. If I remember correctly, later on in the story, she ...
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Novel about a girl who was transported to a parallel world, where she attended a magic academy

Around 2015 to 2016 I started a novel about a girl who was transported to a parallel world and took the place of her parallel self. In this world, they practice magic. She takes her evaluation test ...
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Manga/manhwa about a female lead who is reincarnated/reborn as a magician, then exiled to a snowy territory

I lost my phone and got a new one, but lost some of the manga/manhwa that I saved; please help. So first one: I think a a kid (female lead) was reincarnated/reborn and she is a magician. Then she was, ...
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Novel involving a powerful spellcaster trapped at the bottom of a well or pit. The magic of the pit kept them from casting spells

I'm trying to find a novel I read as a kid. Key things I remember about the book: I found it at a library ~15 years ago. I believe it was a dark/horror fantasy. It may have been set in a tabletop ...
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The main character is reincarnated in his own world, due to his crest holding him back from being able to reach his full potential

In this manga, the MC was born in another world. He never reincarnated, but later on he does, due to his crest. He had a lot of knowledge for magic, but his crest was the only thing holding him back ...
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Book read in the '80s or '90s about lovers who were either time travelers or reincarnated [duplicate]

I’m looking for a book that I read in the '80s or '90s about lovers who were either time travelers or reincarnated. They had a lot of fights, they went out with other people, and it seems like there ...
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MC who is reincarnated makes a high grade healing potion

I remember a manga where the main character made a healing potion from regular flowers and grass to embarrass a noble, because the noble had to use rare ingredients to make a high grade healing potion ...
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Isekai manga where main characters dies and asks a God/Goddess to erase everyone's memory of him, so they won't feel sad

I remember a manga where the main character dies, so the God/Goddess asks him for anything. He wishes that every one would forget about him and for the God/Goddess to erase everyone's memory of him, ...
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Manga where mc is summoned to another world but creates robots for a village only to leave

I read a few chapters of this manga, and a specific part is when he makes a robot horse for a little girl to have fun. He also has a robot girl that he made in a space between time and reality where ...
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Manhwa featuring a strong, pink-haired female lead with rose powers

I really don't remember the plot, but she has the flower power something like that, and the power was supposed to be his older brother, and his older brother and father have red hair, and a stepsister ...
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Looking for LGBT book about French mages and vampires

Replying to Book about a girl with magic, who can teleport and is mated to a powerful vampire, I remembered another urban fantasy book series I read a while ago. I would like to revisit it, but I ...
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Book about a girl with magic, who can teleport and is mated to a powerful vampire

I was wondering if anyone could help me find this book I read a long time ago (I think some time around 2009). I absolutely loved it, but I can’t for the life of me remember what it’s called. I can’t ...
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The diving board and the black window

This is a short story, not a novel. I read this story in a collection in possibly 1959, but I do not know when this book was published.  It had a great effect on me.  I cannot remember the writer's ...
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YA fantasy series about a seemingly normal girl who's transported to another world, and learns that she's a princess with butterfly wings

I'm looking for a series of young adult novels. It has three books, maybe more, and they are at least five years old. They were translated into Russian, but looking for Russian versions yields nothing....
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Asian fantasy movie with a medieval setting, and a hero, a princess, and an evil general

When I saw it: between 2009 and 2011 Where I saw it: Russian TV I was staying at a hotel in Russia, and saw what I believe to be a Chinese fantasy movie (but I can't confirm the actual country of ...
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Short Story (or stories) where shadows can be "cut" away from a person

I'm trying to remember a setting I read at least one short story or novella in (I think there were several stories). The only distinctive feature I can really remember about the story/stories is that ...
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Contemporary-set alternate history series where facial tattoos indicate type of magic

I read this last year on my Kindle; there were 3 or 4 books in the series. A girl was kicked out of her home when she was a teen after her brother died. Moved over her parents' garage. Had a brother ...
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Searching for a manga, djinn/jinn who creates a "black hole" or "black sphere"

I am looking for a manga/manhwa that I read 30 years ago (around 1992 or 1993) in South Korea. What I remember is this: the protagonist seems to be a djinn/jinn or similar entity but with an outward ...
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Book about a society that used runes to harness elemental magic, which they learned about in schools

I have not even come close to finding this book. I read (some) of this book around 7 years ago or so. It was on the Apple Books app (orange application for iOS) though I doubt it’s still on there as I’...
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Wind mage who discovers time magic and then is reincarnated [duplicate]

This story is about a main character who is a wind mage. He's not talented enough compared to other mages. When he's older, he creates/finds time magic and is then reincarnated. He was one of heroes ...
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Looking for a book series about a brother and sister with magic powers, golden hook

There was a book series about a brother and sister. They had magic powers. Their parents ended up being like Gods there were a ton of gods in this series from all mythologies. They had famous weapons ...
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What is the earliest instance of magic smelling like ozone?

Aside from being set in pretty cynical universes, both Andrzej Sapkowski's Witcher saga and Sandy Mitchell's Ciaphas Cain stories don't have a lot in common, aside from one thing that's nearly ...
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How do spells work in Middle-earth?

Here are a few instances where spells (or something similar) appear in the books. Gandalf's fire spells: "Naur an edraith ammen", "Naur dan i-ngaurhoth". The spell or password ...
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Book (maybe series) about someone going to a magic academy, who has no magic of his own, but can act as a conduit/amplifier for the magic of others

The main character is seemingly a magical dude. He, I think the character was a he, and has no magic of his own at an academy of magic. Turns out he's a conduit. If he touches another magic user he ...
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What is the origin of the trope of enslaved wizards/witches?

I have been reading The Wheel of Time books, and found the Seanchan Damanes to be very similar to The Tethered Mage books, where magic is rare and strictly controlled (even with minders that use ...
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The magic and the mundane, man of two worlds

I remember a book leant to me, middle-part of a series (?) in the early-mid 1990's, written in English. The protagonist possessed the ability to move between the mundane world of his not-especially-...
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Fantasy book where magic can pull objects from other dimensions [duplicate]

Recently I was going back to all those books I read and loved when I was younger ... much younger than now :) I fondly remember a fantasy series of books but cannot remember character names, titles or ...
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Manga about a member of the hero's party who dies of old age, and is reincarnated hundreds of years later

I am looking for an isekai manga I read some time ago. An old man who was one of the party members in the hero's party dies due to old age. He gets reincarnated after 300 or some years after, I am not ...
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Manga about modern-day high school student

I read this manga a few years ago. It's set in the modern day and it's about a high school student who meets a girl with a sword and wears bunny ears who claims to be his fiance. She says that he is a ...
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Book about a girl who wakes up on her birthday and she's floating

I remember it's a book about a girl who wakes up on her birthday and she's floating. During the party a guest I think falls off a cliff and she rescues them, showing she has powers, so her family ...
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Manga where the main character is from our world, but the secret side that has magic, and is transported to another world

In this manga, the main character is transported to another world. However, he is not the only one that is transported to this other world; he is transported with I believe a guy and a girl. The king ...
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Manga set in a world where most people have classes, but the MC doesn't, so he trains to replicate the skills of those who do

In the manga everyone has a "class" such as paladin, archer, mage, swordmaster, etc. The MC's parents have extremely high level classes. The mother having a swordmaster class and the father ...
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Film about a monkey man and a foggy mystical world

In 1995 or so, I saw a film about a monkey man which was some sort of secondary character, the main character probably a human, and maybe some other weird stuff I don't quite remember. There was a toy ...
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Manhwa where the MC has a PC to create Dungeons and gets to choose the difficulty of the Dungeons

I remember that he first talks about his 40 yo uncle, that he is adventurous and used to talk with him about that stuff. Later he lost touch with him, but suddenly gets a package containing a PC ...
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80's fantasy story about two people and a gigantic ant

Looking for an 80's fantasy story about two people and their human-sized ant companion/friend. The people eventually become a couple and are returned to their own world to forget about one another, ...
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