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Divination
Madame Starla
Madame Xanadu (DC Comics) uses divination to predict the future

Power/Ability to:

gain insight using occultic ritual.

Ability to gain insight into a question or situation using an occultic, standardized process or ritual. Sub-power to Extrasensory Perception.

Also Called

  • Augury
  • Foretelling
  • Fortune Telling
  • Omen Reading
  • Soothsaying

Capabilities

User can employ divination, a method of reading the future, the present and the past and/or provide help to a problem at hand by using an occultic, standardized process or ritual. Divination can be achieved by communicating with the supernatural (i.e. gods, demons, spirits, nymphs) or just by reading certain patterns.

Applications

Variations

See also: Methods of divination

  • Acultomancy - form of divination in which the user uses needles for divination.
  • Agalmatomancy - form of divination by the means of statues or teraphim for divination.
  • Aichmomancy - form of divination by using sharp objects for divination.
  • Astromancy - form of divination in which the user interprets the future through the movement of celestial bodies in certain houses which is believed to affect the future.
  • Bibliomancy - form of divination using books in divination or for advice. The method of employing sacred books (especially specific words and verses) for 'magical medicine', for removing negative entities, or for divination is widespread in many religions of the world.
  • Catoptromancy - form of divination in which the user uses mirrors for divination.
  • Cartomancy - form of divination in which the user uses cards for divination.
  • Crystallomancy - form of divination in which the user uses crystals for divination.
  • Elementomancy - form of divination in which the user uses the elements for divination.
    • Aeromancy - form of divination in which the user interprets and reads the future through atmospheric conditions (i.e. cloud formations, wind currents, comets, thunder and lightning). It was said to be one of the seven "forbidden arts" along with geomancy, hydromancy, pyromancy, palmistry, necromancy and scapulimancy (the divination of the bones).
    • Abacomancy - form of divination in which the user uses the patterns in dust, dirt, silt and sand for divination.
  • Necromancy - form of divination by speaking to the dead using corpses as conduit.
  • Numeromancy - form of divination in which the user uses the numbers for divination.
  • Oneiromancy - form of divination in which the user uses the dreams for divination.
  • Scrying - reading the future or obtain spiritual visions through translucent or luminescent objects. Sub-methods include crystallomancy/crystal gazing and pyromancy/fire reading.

Limitations

  • All methods take time and space for the ritual.
  • The user may require supernatural aid to correctly predict the future.
  • No one can confirm if the prediction is true or false.
  • Most methods need specific items (i.e. bibliomancy requires a book while I Ching requires many things).

Known Users

  • Mavis Vermillion (Fairy Tail)
  • Madame Xanadu (DC Comics)
  • Doctor Fate (DC Comics)
  • Klarion Bleak (DC Comics)
  • Doctor Strange (Marvel Comics)
  • The Wink (Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects)
  • Cassandra Trelawney (Harry Potter)
  • Sybill Trelawney (Harry Potter)
  • Sibyls (Classical Mythology)
  • Oracles (Classical Mythology)
  • Fortuneteller Baba (Dragon Ball)
  • Kamek (Super Mario)
  • Fortune Teller (The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past)
  • Fanadi (The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess)
  • Sparrot (The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword)
  • Merlon (Super Mario)
  • Madame Clairvoya (Luigi's Mansion)
  • Tia Dalma/Calypso (Pirates of the Caribbean)
  • Amy Rose (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Gambit (Marvel Comics)
  • Drusilla (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Keitaro Urashima (Love Hina)
  • Rose (Street Fighter)
  • Gypsies (Charmed)
  • Kyra (Charmed)
  • Oracles (Charmed)
  • Merlina (Sonic and the Black Knight)
  • Rei Hino/Sailor Mars (Sailor Moon); Pyromancy
  • Warlocks, wizard, witches and witch-chameleons (Shadow Falls)
  • Seers (Harry Potter)
  • Devi (Aliados)
  • Evil (Time Bandits)

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