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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Name of a fantasy book where male character finds a magic absorbing artifact

The basic beginning premise is that a young man, who I think was trained in swordsmanship, finds a magical artifact capable of absorbing energy/magic at the cost of his life/vitality. He's able to ...
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Anime with character that goes to a magic academy

I watched a video on youtube I can't recall the title of the video now it's been a few months. I remember saving it to my watch later list but can't seem to find it. The anime was about a protagonist ...
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Book about magic rocks, and gaurdian magics ,and fire [duplicate]

I can't remember the name of a book with a young boy as the main character . In this book everybody had magic stones, the boy's stone was small, just a pebble really, he used it for fire magic, and ...
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Where does the ability to do magic derive from in the Harry Potter universe: the body, soul, or some other entity? [duplicate]

If magic comes from the body, then how does Voldemort retain his magical abilities when he is regenerated? The potion used to regenerate his body involves the bones of his father, the flesh of ...
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Manga where the main character researches magic for ages in a cave

I'm trying to find a manga where mc is researching magic in a cave. He has a familiar (some kind of fox/wolf) and can't die because both of them drink something so he can research magic for longer... ...
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Looking for a manga where the main character uses lightning magic

It starts off with him, with his students then he reincarnates to the future. He ends up annoyed with his descendants and beats them.
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Book with a main character who uses bells to dispel the dead

I'm trying to remember a book set in an alternate England with a walled-off section that contains undead and other magical phenomenons, which can be controlled and dispelled by playing special musical ...
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Story about apprentice wizard self-teaching magic, based on a comic series

The details that I remember about this book. It was based on a comic series. The beginning involved an inept young apprentice who wasn’t very good at magic. During an attack on his masters tower he is ...
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Does all childhood magic duplicate actual spells?

On the other hand, he'd gotten into terrible trouble for being found on the roof of the school kitchens. Dudley's gang had been chasing him as usual when, as much to Harry's surprise as anyone else's, ...
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Publicly Available Ways To Learn Magic In The DC Universe

I have read in a DC comic about John Constantine where the superhero says that ultimate secret of magic is that anybody can do it. However, I don't believe I have ever read a DC comic that reveals any ...
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Manga where a student, left behind when his class is summoned to another world, gains powers and fights monsters

It's a manga where a guy that always sleeps. He is in his classroom and his class gets summoned to another world. Since he is not in the magic circle, he gets left behind. He still gets skills and he ...
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Manga where the MC is a saint and transported to another world with another girl but is cast aside and almost killed

The protagonist of the story is transported to another world, but another girl, (who I'll name B) who always causes trouble for the MC ends up following her to wreak more havoc in her life. When ...
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What is the novel written about a middle age woman finding/discovering magic

It was a Facebook post that said something like, "How come it is always kids and teens who find their way into magic, why not older women?" Well, there is a book with that plot -- an older ...
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Why does Buckbeak's executioner use an axe? [duplicate]

I've only just identified something which has been bugging me for literally years. Why does the executioner Fudge brings to kill Buckbeak use an axe? Seriously, one Avada Kedavra and it's done with ...
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What, if any, are the limitations on Samantha's powers in Bewitched?

Was watching the 60s series Bewitched, and it brought up some questions. In the first episode, Samantha herself says she can only do "little things", which seem to consist mostly of making ...
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Manga: magic user gets reincarnated as his descendant

Trying to find a name of a manga about a magic user. After taking a water magic test he discovers he has weak magic and after a few years he dies. He gets reincarnated as his descendant living in the ...
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Other world manga|MC is OP mage

Looking for a manga where the main character gets transported to another world as his character from a game. He is a mage, capable of using two swords and some martial arts. Got beard and gray cloak. ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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/...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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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