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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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Manga or manhwa where the demon lord or king is killed by the hero and goes back in time

In the beginning, the demon lord is bleeding and the hero party surrounds him and he gets stabbed by the hero and goes back in time where he is a noble and lives with his brother, father and stepmom, ...
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Book about a boy traveling to another world through a bag

Looking for a book where the main character, a boy, has a satchel/book bag made of leather maybe, and travels to another world through it. Also another entrance to the world is through this old man's ...
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Manga where the Main Character has no magic but joins the magic academy using science "magic"

The main character is banished from his family for failing to join the academy at a certain age, whereas his younger sister is a magical genius, especially at fire magic, and is going to the magic ...
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Fantasy book(s) with magic powers gained from rose gold rings

So I don't have many memories from this book, and I've looked over the internet quite a few times before trying here. The core information: There's not a lot of magic holders in the story, and it's ...
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Manga with a female main character who is bethrothed to a prince who can't use magic

It's a manga (not a manhua/manhwa) where the main character (MC) is female. I'm not sure if it's a reincarnation manga, but I think it is, since I know the MC quickly becomes powerful in using magic ...
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Pre-90's (?) Sinbad-like fantasy movie with an invisible monster in a Roman-like arena

I'm looking for an old fantasy movie, but I need help because I don't know the title, cast names or year of release. Here's what I remember: I thought it was one of the Sinbad movies, but I already ...
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Webnovel in which the main character is transferred to another world as the daughter of a Duke with two sons and magical powers

I already read the webnovel until a certain point, so the story will include points from later chapters. The main character (MC) was from the real world and loved to read many books. Then she was ...
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Fantasy series about twin boys from the 80's. One is stolen at birth by evil forces

I am looking for a book/series written in the 1980's about twin boys. One is stolen at birth by evil monster demons and is raised by them to be evil. I believe I remember that the land in this book ...
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Animated show where a girl is kidnapped by some creature after a fight with her parents

I was a kid when I saw this animated show so I don't remember it in great detail. What I can remember is that there was a girl, I think she was a child, who had a fight with her parents. After that, ...
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Do Dementors Have Magic?

Are Dementors magical creatures with inherent magical powers? Or do their powers of despair, depression, cold, and hopelessness come from their eternally soulless existence? Do we ever see Dementors ...
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Manga where the main character saves a village, gets killed by a church, and reincarnates into a human boy

So basically the main character just appears (not even he knows what or who he is) and goes to a village, but they catch him messing with his blood and call him a vampire and this is where he gets the ...
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YA book series about an orphan girl with violet eyes who finds out she has powers

I read this series probably 10 years ago. It has been driving me insane ever since wanting to reread it now. It was about a girl with violet eyes whose parents had died. She thinks she's an ordinary ...
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90s or 2000s book about a young girl who somehow found she could access a magical realm

So this is a long shot, as I unfortunately don't remember many details, but I am trying to find a book I read about 20 years ago when I was a kid. I read it in my local library (in the UK) so it would ...
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Isekai manhwa where the male lead is from Korea and his wife can calm his magic when he goes overboard

I want to find a manhwa where the male lead (who is from Korea and has black hair) got isekaied to the female lead's world. They married each other because the wife can calm his magic and they have a ...
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Book series about a guy who is saved from an assassin by a crew, taken to their lair and taught magic, before being sent back in time

Looking for a series of books featuring sci-fi, time-travel and magic that I read around 10 years ago. Plot points I remember: Book opens up with the MC having a family and living in a well-guarded ...
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Anime where guy breaks anything he touches

I saw this in an anime years ago and I don't believe this was the main character of the show. But this one character broke/ deteriorated anything he touched. So when he fought he carried around a lot ...
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Fairy fantasy book about magic based on a points system?

I remember checking out a book from my library maybe 5-10 years ago. It was a hardcover purple and white book that might have had a pair of wings on the cover. I can’t remember the title. (It might ...
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I'm looking for a series where there was a civilization in the Mediterranean basin, which got destroyed by the Atlantic breaking in

Years ago I read a series (I think it was a trilogy) where there were users of magic in a civilization in the Mediterranean basin before it became a sea. About all I can remember is that the ...
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Are words necessary to perform Sorcery in the Belgariad?

In the Belgariad (and other works by Eddings within the same universe), is it always necessary to use spoken words to cast magic through the Will and the Word? Or is it possible to utilize it purely ...
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Manhwa where the female main character has divine powers and uses them to fix/maintain a magical glacier or something

I read this a couple months ago but cannot for the life of me remember the title. I'm looking for a manhwa where the female lead (FL) has divine powers of some sort. She’s staying in a duke's(?) ...
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Name of Young Adult novel from 1960s/ 70s with Harry Houdini? [duplicate]

I'm looking for the title of a book I read as a kid in the 60s/70s. It's about a teenage boy who's fascinated with magic and Harry Houdini, and develops his magical powers with Houdini's help.
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What is this novel about magic in York? [duplicate]

I read this Fantasy novel about 20 years ago. What I remember most vividly is that it takes place (or at least, it begins) in York, and it is about magic. I do remember that much because I read it ...
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Trilogy that was downloaded on a Nook back in 2010 ish

The trilogy is about a boy who was trapped in a video game that his mom bought for him. During this trilogy, he becomes magically stuck inside the game and finds out a girl from his same high school ...
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Fantasy manga, not an Isekai (I think), about world of magic and monsters about a little boy who excels at magic

I am looking for a title about a little boy who was recently born and has an in-depth affinity for mysticism. In the first couple of chapters, we see him emulate the magic of a couple of individuals (...
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Anime where a demon lord created new "unbeatable" magic that's regular attack magic 60 years later

I only saw the untranslated title in a short but this stuck with me. a demon king resurrection event where he's impressed they're using the type of magic he created and the dome shaped hexagon grid ...
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Contemporary Fantasy w/ Magic Heroine and a Good Vampire boyfriend. Post-Buffy. Pre-Twilight

Looking for a book I read in the early 2000s. I believe it was a standalone novel and new at the time. The cover may have been primarily brown with gold lettering. There's definitely a Buffy feel to ...
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Book series about girls who can communicate with magical beasts in a forest

I am desperately trying, and failing, to find the name of a book series I read when I was just a little girl. I have given all the details I can remember to search engine after search engine, but can’...
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Relatively recent sci-fi fantasy novel where the spaceship is alive and the magician/commander contains seven different versions of himself

The ship and commander are searching for specific new members to fill out the crew. They are seeking different crew members, such as engineer, captain, etc. The ship says it will be much stronger when ...
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1990s(?) fantasy book with a female mage protagonist and demons

I am trying to remember the name of a fantasy novel I read in the 90s, which I think was published then too. It centers around a young (rare) female mage who is very lonely. She has just graduated ...
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Book about rune chalk where the characters could create magic from drawing symbols on the ground

The book I’m just to identify is a fiction book about time magic. I don’t remember the main character and anything but I could have sworn the book was called something along the lines of “The ...
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Book about two girls with special abilities due to their blood

I have come here as my last resort looking for a book I read long ago. I can’t seem to find it anywhere and everyone I have talked to about it never heard of it so I feel like I am going crazy. It’s ...
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Old show or movie involving a wizard school where a boy turns colored sand into a giant soccer ball

Hoping for an answer, but this could be a false memory. My mother had this recorded off television on VHS in the 80s,so it would have to be made then or earlier. It was live-action, not animated. I ...
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Book series about a teenage girl who finds out that magic is real and is sent to her grandmother's magic school

The book series talks about a "normal" teenage girl who gets back home after spending the day with friends and her mother sends her to a magic school with a stranger, after explaining to her ...
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Did Harry Potter ever invent any spells?

Many of the greatest wizards in the Harry Potter universe invented their own spells. Dumbledore, acknowledged as one of the greatest wizards of the age: "Examined him myself in Transfiguration and ...
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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. It was live action. I don't remember much of the plot, but it involved ...
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fantasy book from 2012/13, young girl with powers from poorest part of kingdom, pursued by a captain

Okay, so I read this book when I was still in primary school which was almost 10 years ago, it is a fantasy book my memory of the plot is quite foggy at this point but from what I remember the ...
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Fantasy/science-fiction book about a boy with a piece of a dragon scale in him

Maybe almost 5 years ago I read a fantasy and probably science-fiction book or series (possibly a trilogy?) where the protagonist gains the ability to use magic, and it is later revealed that he has a ...
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Fantasy book series about a girl with magical red hands

Read a three book series where the main character was a girl with red hands. Her hands were magical. Was a while ago now… 20 years?! One detail I remember is it included a group that lived on the ...
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Fantasy novel in which one of the main characters was a soldier in an army that would lay a large ladder over a chasm in order to attack the enemy

I'm in search of a fantasy novel that I read before 2020. It was the first book in a series. It was told through the POV of several characters. One of the main characters had a hard life growing up ...
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Book in which people with magic abilities have to wear bracelets that stop their powers; the larger the bracelet, the stronger the power

I remember reading this strange book around 2018. There was a sequel, but I never read it. The story was set in a modern city where, when people have magic abilities, they have to wear these bracelets ...
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2000s(?) book series about girl with purple eyes and fantasy world

This book would be kinda old, 20 years ish. On the cover, there was girl with her eyes closed, light brown hair shoulder-length. I don't remember the plot much, but the girl lived in modern world and ...
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Anime with girls who have items that give them powers. One girl becomes a ninja who uses big shears as a weapon

I need to find an anime I watched a few years ago. I don't remember much about the plot but I remember some of the characters' abilities. I think characters in this anime have items that give them ...
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Tween fantasy book where a boy and his friend discover magic exists and they have magic

This is a series I read 15 yrs ago and all I can really remember is a boy discovers magic, his friend is maybe named Violet. One of the book covers is two kids running up invisible stairs up towards ...
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Fantasy manga about a prince who causes a huge explosion when he loses control of his magical powers as a child

I remember reading this manga around 2013-2014, and at that time, the manga was already finished. It was about this prince who, as a child, loses control of his powers and causes a huge explosion, ...
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An isekai manga where the protagonist buys defective slaves (missing an arm or leg) heals them back to their best state and uses them to work for him

The plot is that the main character he is in this other world with memories of life in japan so he was isekai. He the MC with the knowledge of his life in japan decides to make money by gathering ...
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Manga where the main character, his sister, and two of her friends are transported to another world, but the MC was transported by mistake

The main character (MC), his sister, and her two friends are all transported but the MC was mistakenly transported. The MC is transported somewhere in some forest when the other three are elsewhere. ...
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Manga (I think its a manga) where the female lead is reborn because she committed suicide, i think?

I saw in a recap, but they never told me what the name of the manga was. It starts with, I think the female lead (FL) named Stella and her sister, that's apparently not her sister and they were both ...
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Fantasy series from pre 2010 - Woman follows a man with magic

Been trying to remember a fantasy book I read over 15 years ago. It was the first in a series and followed (I think) a female protagonist who leaves her home (which I think belonged to some lord) and ...
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Story about a humanoid puppet which can be animated because she has eyes

This short fiction (IIRC rather novelette length) I read in French, not very long ago (5-6 years ? "Before Covid" anyway) but I think it was a, much older, translation from German. It takes ...
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Novel manhwa in which the female protagonist runs away from an orphanage that was selling children

The female protagonist is in an orphanage that have talented in magic and she discovered that the orphanage has been selling the children, so she runs away. By the way, she also has a wand that was ...

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