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].

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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 ...
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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 ...
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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? ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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,...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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....
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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 ...
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Anime where powers are measured with crystals

I faintly remember an anime I loved but didn't finish. There are a boy and 2 girls in a cafe in one episode. They use crystals to see what magical powers the boy has. They are elemental crystals ...
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Fantasy story; one type of magic grows in power with use, but the more powerful they are, they more they are drawn to travel to their source

World is a non-Earth and mostly steriotypical sword and sorcery. I think there were only humans. I believe it was a stand alone novel, but it could have been in a series. I think it was written in ...
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What can the Arcana do to stop the Sharona military

If you read the latest Multiverse book ( Hell hath no fury) the union of Arcana is in a bad place they lost control of the Hell Gate their Invasion force is completely cut off from resupply. Most of ...
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Manga about a female worker who got dragged into another world together with this high school girl and she was just told she's not needed anymore

My phone broke and all the data is gone so I am looking for this manga. I can't remember the title but I remember the entire story. Its description was it's all about this female worker with glasses ...
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Would a completely good Muggle be able to use a wand?

I was reading through this question Can a Muggle do anything with a wand? and Valorum’s answer said this: JKR addressed this point in an interview in 2006; "I been asked what would happen if a ...
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Book about elves with tattoos associated with magic

The book I'm trying to find I read a few years ago. As far as I can remember, there's an elf who has tattoos somehow attached to his magic. I remember a piece of the book where the other main ...
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Anime with legendary swords made from talismans and a man who could change them with a shattered body

There was an anime that I forgot a long time ago, basically there were these legendary swords made from talismans and this dude could change them, and his body was shattered into bits so he almost ...
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How is Accio a safe spell? [closed]

Why couldn’t Newt use ‘Accio’ to retrieve all his beasts? ‘Accio’ only works on inanimate objects. While people or creatures may be indirectly moved by ‘Accio-ing’ objects that they are wearing ...
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Can this inconsistency in the ability of the Summoning Charm (Accio) to summon animals be explained?

J.K. Rowling has wrote on her website that the Summoning Charm only works on inanimate objects, explaining that creatures and humans can only be summoned by summoning objects they are holding or ...
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Book - Female Wizard in a more modern day setting

I'm looking to find the name of a book I read quite a while ago. It seemed to be part of a series because I seem to remember it ending on a cliffhanger. I really can't remember much about it other ...
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Would a Patronus animal change throughout your life due to emotionally changing? [duplicate]

Would a Patronus animal change throughout your life, if different things make you happy to what you used to like?
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Anime where a kid has a small humanoid magical companion who has a round shape and wings

Over 10 years ago, I saw this anime, so there are some things that I don’t remember anymore, only that there was this teenage kid that had a small magical companion in a green suit and small wings. ...
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What is the difference between Diffindo and Sectumsempra?

In the Harry Potter books, Diffindo is called the 'Severing Charm' and it’s most commonly used to cut ropes and the like. However, in the last book Hermione uses it on Ron but misses, creating a '...
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Is it possible for wands to be made of more that one type of wood without them being blended together?

I'm pretty sure that wands can be made of a blend of more that one type of wood but do any wand makers make a wand with different parts made out of different types of wood? (e.g. The wand base being ...
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Why doesn't accidental magic seem to happen around Hogwarts? [duplicate]

I was re-reading the books and came across these passages: Once, Aunt Petunia, tired of Harry coming back from the barber’s looking as though he hadn’t been at all, had taken a pair of kitchen ...
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Book where spells have to be grounded so they don't go wild

Terrible, I know. I didn't get the title, or the author. I just heard about the magic system. The story contains at least two schools of magic. Spell workings have various rules of grounding ...
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YA book- young girl discovers talking mythical creature, maybe a griffin

From what I remember, the protagonist is pretty young, maybe 13 or 14 years old. She discovers a mythical creature on a walk outside; I think it was a griffin, but I'm not entirely sure. It's tied to ...
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Anime where a girl with no powers goes to a magic school

I’m pretty sure the girl just stumbles upon the school randomly. I also remember a character that has the power to make stuffed animals come to life. I think I also remember a scene where the ...
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Did Merlin's father Balinor use magic to save Prince Arthur?

In the last episode of Merlin (fandom), Balinor, The Last Dragonlord, saves Arthur with a medication, then chants something. He later tells Merlin that it is of 'The Old Religion'. Why did Balinor's ...
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Origin of genies (from lamps) having a three wish limit?

In the original 1001 Nights (a.k.a. Arabian Nights) story "Aladdin" the titular character gets a lamp that contains a magical being called a "genie" that grants wishes. This is fairly common knowledge ...
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Why do wizards use such ineffective spells during serious situations in Harry Potter?

In Harry Potter, we can see many wizards in many really important situations/fights using very ineffective spells, and so later on they pay the price for that (e.g. somebody uses expelliarmus, but ...
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Manga about a girl who fights in dreams?

I have this manga I read once a long time ago. It seemed to be about a girl and her friends who had different lives in their dreams, and fought evil or something in them, I think. They had magic ...
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Fantasy book with dance magic, had an Arabic/Oriental culture feel

I read this book a few years ago and want to again, but I can't remember the name or author. What I remember was that one of the characters could dance and magic would happen, except one of his older ...
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Fantasy book with red haired female lead who gets summoned along with her party while they are role-playing

I read this book on an old kindle but sadly it broke down and I never got it fixed and haven't been able to find it since. The female lead becomes either a priestess or a wizard after the summoning/...
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Can only humans be witches or wizards?

Obviously Hagrid was half-giant and half-human so it isn't limited only to full humans but what about a full giant, for example? Does a creature have to have some human blood to be a witch or wizard?
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Fantasy book prince runs away to find his mother, encounters maid with cobwebs under her eyelids

I'm looking for a book I read years ago. A boy or prince is in search for his mother. He is neither strong nor brave, so runs away. His older male cousin joins him. They encounter a young maiden who ...
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Book series with humans vs. Demons and dragon bone ships [duplicate]

I'm looking for a series of books about a war between humans and demons who traveled to floating chunks of shattered worlds via boats made of dragon skin and bones? I remember a couple of wizards, a ...
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If a Muggle is to turn into a werewolf, would they be able to learn magic?

I'm pretty sure that werewolves are magical creatures and, by extension, have magic in them. So, if a Muggle was to get bitten by a werewolf and survive to become a werewolf, would they be able to ...
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Novel about a sorceress called Rumour who has spells woven into her hair

Novel about a sorceress called Rumour who has spells woven into her hair. Her hair is long and black. Her hair is cut off for some reason and her friends are tortured by being roasted in a cage over a ...
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What is the first instance of a Seeing Stone or Magic Mirror with multiple simultaneous connections?

What is the first science fiction/fantasy world that used a seeing stone or magic mirror in a way where a message/connection is duplicated across multiple endpoints at the same time? I know the Lord ...
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How come Harry didn't see Thestrals after “killing” Quirrel? [duplicate]

I looked through all questions regarding seeing thestrals but couldn't find an answer, as they all debate Harry's ability to see thestrals at the age of 1. Please mark as duplicate if question is ...
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Do the Kwikspell courses work?

In Harry Potter we are introduced to Kwikspell course in The Chamber of Secrets (and never hear about it again). We see Filch taking courses, presumably by mail. The descriptions of Kwikspell ...