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, especially in conjunction with [story-identification].

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
8
votes
1answer
1k views

Shaman (?) / Wizard (?) in US Military Academy

About 6 - 10 years ago, I read two books in a series about a Shaman or Wizard attending a US Military Academy. I would like to re-read them and see if any new books have been written in the series. ...
0
votes
0answers
44 views

Does casting a spell require a Wand? [duplicate]

In multiple Harry Potter books/movies, there are a number of scenarios where a spell is cast or some magical event happens but the instigator did not use a wand: In HP1, Harry removes the glass from ...
-2
votes
1answer
134 views

Could a Muggle/Squib fool a Wizard/Witch into thinking they had magic using technology? [closed]

Since most Wizards & Witches do not know much or anything at all about Muggles and Muggle culture would it be possible to fool a Wizard into thinking they were a Witch/Wizard ? I feel like they ...
2
votes
1answer
297 views

Would anything happen if the Resurrection Stone was thrown into The Veil?

I am wondering if anything would happen if someone were to throw the Resurrection Stone through The Veil in the Department of Mysteries. For example, after throwing the Resurrection Stone into The ...
6
votes
1answer
359 views

A movie/film about a prince being cursed and turn into a bird?

My Dad has been looking for a movie for a while now. Here's what he thinks he is remembering about the plot correctly.: There is a boy/prince. He is on a ship. A storm hits said ship. The boy/...
18
votes
1answer
2k views

When did wizards and witches first learn that a love-sacrifice protects against the Killing Curse?

When Harry Potter was growing up, people did not know why he was the only person to survive the Killing Curse. “The nature of that prophecy is unknown, although speculation is rife that it concerns ...
3
votes
0answers
84 views

Book about a magical castle powered by a spinning crystal

I read this book a long time ago. Only remember bits. Magical castle with a spinning crystal that powers it A fight happened that cause the spinning crystal to start a slight wobble Main character ...
5
votes
1answer
127 views

Manga in which a strong magician kept reincarnating so that he could finally be born with symbol suitable for magician?

From what I remember, the manga was set in a world where the people's magic power was determined by the symbol they were born with. There were four symbols. I think that the weakest symbol was suited ...
1
vote
1answer
109 views

Kid gets reincarnated into magic world finds a black wolf that could destroy country

in this world humans can’t use magic on their own so they contract magic beasts the mc is a prince and ends up sneaking out to contract a familiar but he ends up with a country destroying wolf because ...
-1
votes
1answer
88 views

Book series about an orphan named Colin who fights demons for a council of mages

It was a book about a male lead young adult. It started off at a school and I believe his name was Colin but I could be wrong. He is a mage or has powers. He goes to a academy of sorts and learns to ...
3
votes
0answers
53 views

Manga where a guy has an inter dimensional clown/jester friend

His clown friend can summon a roulette wheel which drains a lot of his power but can double the power of the main character. The main character lives in an advanced society where there is a human ...
-4
votes
2answers
170 views

How does gillyweed actually work?

In The Goblet of Fire, Harry consumes gillyweed (stolen from Snape by Dobby, I think) before entering the lake to save Ron. The book states that Harry felt a burning sensation and two gills opened up ...
4
votes
1answer
138 views

Novel where a woman has visions of the future, there are hounds of evil loose and the veil between the worlds is thinning

The novel (I believe the first in a trilogy) had multiple story lines including a young woman who has been handed from the chieftain (who dies) to the chieftain's son who is abusive. She has visions ...
2
votes
1answer
268 views

What is the spell cast by Professor McGonagall to protect Hogwarts from Death Eaters and Dementors?

In this scene, Professor McGonagall and several other teachers aim their wands at the sky and create a defensive dome over Hogwarts. What is the spell? If it is not Expecto Patronum, then why does ...
1
vote
1answer
201 views

Looking for a pretty old cartoon that used to air around 2000s

The main cast were 3 characters: A girl with a spider hairband and possibly purple hair, a snarky blonde guy with a green jacket (I think) and a regular kid. The series was set in a magical boarding ...
2
votes
1answer
391 views

How powerful were James and Lily Potter?

Do we have evidence that they were "above average" in terms of their magical ability? If so, does that contribute at all to Harry being magically advanced (in some areas)? Related: Is magical ...
5
votes
2answers
191 views

Fantasy series about kids on an island

About 10 years ago I read a then in-progress series of books about kids on an island (I think). I read 5 or 6 books and there were more to come. There was a Dumbledore-like figure who was killed in, ...
11
votes
1answer
2k views

Fantasy novel: magic school, talking rabbit, character bites off another character's fingers

The plotline as a whole is completely lost to me, but it was a big inspiration to my preteen self at the time and has shaped my creative development up to now. I'll list some of the big points that I ...
3
votes
1answer
147 views

A movie where two sisters get a magical dress

A long time ago I have watched one very beautiful movie but I can't find it now. It's something about two blonde sisters, the older one was extremely lazy but the younger one was very diligent and ...
10
votes
1answer
329 views

Fantasy story about prophetic paintings, a wizard's (ex) apprentice, and a journey under-ground through caverns in mountains

There is a fantasy book that I read as a child, and I'm trying to find out what the name of it was. I have tried googling for all the elements I can remember but with no luck. Here's a list of what I ...
2
votes
1answer
167 views

What's the name of that anime that had necklace and gems that summoned fighters [duplicate]

The last time I saw that anime I was a kid, so sorry if I'm gonna make some stuff up, I gonna try my best to remember it. So in the first season, I remember that the story somehow started with a ...
2
votes
0answers
90 views

Where did Papa Smurf learn his magic?

Aside from being the Smurf's beloved and patriarchal leader, Papa Smurf has proven himself to be an accomplished Wizard; even Mother Nature and Father Time respect his magic game. Little is known ...
15
votes
1answer
282 views

90’s or older story about photographs that show the future

I read this in the 90’s in a collection but it might be much older, I don’t remember what the book looked like. Not a novel, but not a short-short either, novella or novelette, or technically a ...
4
votes
0answers
189 views

What are the differences in Leetha's powers, and Spawns personal powers?

Al Simmons, aka the most well regarded and arguably powerful Hell Spawn of modern/current Earth, was bonded to the symbiotic suit, K-7 Leetha, back in the very first issue. This entity/suit is a ...
5
votes
2answers
721 views

Boy is transported into another world via a crystal and gets a lion familiar

All I really remember about this cartoon was that the mc was a boy who was running by the woods when he comes across a crystal. he touches it and get transported to another world where the crystal ...
2
votes
0answers
79 views

Book: kid named Max and his best friends find a bag of magical stones in an old tree

The book is about a kid named Max and his three best friends, two boys and a girl. He just moved to the town and made friends with the two boys then the girl and one day they were hanging out in the ...
1
vote
2answers
258 views

Would Tonks' metamosphic capabilities make her a “natural” animagus?

Is Tonks ability limited in that she can't transform into a full animal the way other animagi can? If not, what's the difference? Further more, considering both his parents' have transformative ...
7
votes
1answer
123 views

Need the name of a fantasy paperback book from at least 20 yrs ago

During WWII(?) a group of Japanese and US military are hiding out in a temple, and are transported to another world. In this other world they are slowly able to fly and shoot fire from their hands. ...
5
votes
1answer
148 views

80s(?) Fantasy Novel. Character is recording every moment of his life. Including stepping over a dying man

A USA paperback Fantasy novel. Might be 70s, but probably 80s or 90s Pretty sure it was a Swords and Sorcery type setting, or Wizards and Witches. A man is recording everything which is happening in ...
20
votes
2answers
3k views

Fantasy novel/series with young man who discovers he can use magic that is outlawed

There's a novel, or possibly a series, that I read years ago as a young teen. I've been trying to identify it for a while, but my search has been fruitless so far. The novel is set in a fairly ...
7
votes
4answers
702 views

How apparent is it when someone is under the Imperius Curse?

How apparent is it when someone is under the Imperius Curse in Harry Potter? Is it supposed to be possible to tell when someone is affected? In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, it is shown that a ...
1
vote
1answer
119 views

A book about 2 girls who find a magic glove

This is a short chapter book about 2 girls who find a magic glove in a box of old things. It allows them to draw like an artist and play the piano beautifully.
0
votes
0answers
38 views

Does a person need to be a Wizard to open the Room of Requirement? [duplicate]

Inspired by this question It is stated tha Mr. Filch cannot open the Room because he cannot guess what are the students doing there. But we know that Mr. Filch is a Squib, i.e. his magical ...
7
votes
1answer
170 views

Book (online?) where one common (and powerful) form of magic consists of making vows

I was reading Sew You Want to be a Hero, second book of the Threadbare series, and there's a scene where a character is commenting on how the Knight class (it's LitRPG where people are aware of their ...
4
votes
1answer
238 views

Can the Room of Requirement bring people, if a person was to need someone else?

In Harry Potter, the Room of Requirement is said to be able to give anyone anything they needed. Hence the name. Can the Room of Requirement bring another person, if the person inside it needed them? ...
0
votes
1answer
244 views

How do the ages of Flamel, Dumbledore, etc. work out? [duplicate]

In the first Harry Potter book, it is said that Flamel and Dumbledore invented the philosopher's stone together. It's also heavily implied that this stone is the only reason why Flamel lived so long. ...
8
votes
1answer
138 views

Nickelodeon special with puppets as “Goblins”, looking for a crown

This show was a late 80s/early 90s Nickelodeon or Nick Jr. special, utlizing puppets and live action cast members. It definitely wasn’t The Dark Crystal. As I remember it, the basic premise was as ...
5
votes
0answers
80 views

YA series of books about sentient dinosaurs in the Middle Ages

I'm looking for this series of books, teen to adult rating. It was about sentient dinosaurs that had evolved and changed, and lived in a medieval kingdom time. It was based around three protagonists,...
9
votes
2answers
178 views

Help finding a book about a scribe learning chaos magic

I read a book about a boy who was a scribe, copying textbooks. He started showing signs of either chaos mage or an order mage, but he could not touch the other without feeling pain. He went to a ...
14
votes
2answers
324 views

80s or 90s children's movie about magic dying

I'm looking for the title of a children's movie from the 80s or 90s. The premise: a kid goes into a magic shop and ends up having to save the magic realm. People have stopped believing in magic and ...
16
votes
1answer
417 views

Where did the concept of single-use spell scrolls originate?

It has been a standard rule in Dungeons & Dragons for as long as I can remember that spell scrolls are single-use items. Once a spell is cast from the scroll (or, sometimes, even if an ...
6
votes
1answer
130 views

An 1980s or early 90s cartoon about a girl's doll that came to life and had limited magic powers

This is a vague memory, but I seem to recall a TV pilot, based on a toy doll that was in existence at that time, but for the life of me, I cannot remember either the doll or this one-time show. This ...
13
votes
1answer
1k views

80s or 90s Fantasy novel, part of series. Castle talks to wizard, 2 headed dragon fights itself

USA English paperbacks. Pretty sure it was a trilogy. The covers were quite colorful. One I remember had a man standing before a chained up 2 headed dragon. I remember little of the story. In Fact I ...
6
votes
2answers
269 views

Do ships in Pirates of Caribbean get a speed boost from magic?

In the Pirates of the Caribbean series, the ships have magical properties. Do these properties affect their speeds? That is, do they travel faster than equivalent real-world sailing ships?
5
votes
1answer
151 views

TV show about a group of boys and magic

I remember a show I watched in the 2000s about a group of boys and magic going on around them. One episode has them in a little cabin of some sorts and one character had bees or wasps flying around ...
5
votes
0answers
75 views

Special series of story-telling segments, as told by actors; one had a magical whale who befriended a girl

I'm not sure of the series in question, or if it was a "special" of sorts; it was played, on tap, in class during the 1980s as part of story time. The screen focused on actors. (For some reason I'm ...
4
votes
1answer
330 views

A magical pen or marker that what is drawn with comes to life

I recall that it was a boy and a pen falls from the sky. I think he draws a fish and it comes to life and jumps into the river or pond. He takes it home and has a blue wall in his room and he draws a ...
9
votes
1answer
122 views

Fantasy book trilogy about painting

I'm looking for a a book series (trilogy?) set in a fantasy academy about a teenage boy who is an artist’s apprentice who works with special pigmented magic paints, so that we can walk into the world ...
4
votes
2answers
2k views

Cartoon about a girl and her friends and two teams

I watched a cartoon show last year. It's about a teenage girl and her friends, I think part of a team. I remember something about team A or team B, daily combating magic and fantasy/magical creatures....
8
votes
0answers
138 views

Coming of age fantasy book- main character trains by dying fighting demons

In this world there are two distinct classes, the upper class being generally bigger and faster than the lower and magicians belong to the upper class regardless of their race. Magicians can access an ...

1
2 3 4 5
13