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The power to use magic by using words from a certain language. Variation of Linguistic Manipulation and Spell Casting. Form of Magic

Also Called

  • Incantation
  • Linguistic Mystic Arts
  • Linguistic Witchcraft

Capabilities

The user can achieve almost anything through an incantation as long as they have knowledge of the language their magic is initiated by and the necessary power to do so.

Applications

Examples

Associations

Limitations

  • Magic Negation/Magic Destruction
  • May always be active.
  • May have side effects if spoken incorrectly.
  • Must be able to speak clearly.
  • If the magic is activated by the user's native language they may be unable to speak to others without unintended spells.
    • This weakness may force the user to be silent or just learn a new language.
  • May need to know the meaning of the words to cast spells.
  • If they don't know the words to activate certain spells they can't achieve the desired effect.

Known Users

  • Heptapods (Arrival)
  • Babidi (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Himeko Nonohara (Hime-chan's Ribbon)
  • Erika (Hime-chan's Ribbon)
  • The King (Hime-chan's Ribbon)
  • Mashi and Hoshi (Hime-chan's Ribbon)
  • Cypher (Marvel)
  • Witches Aprentices (Ojamajo Doremi)
  • True Words (Planescape)
  • Wizards and Magical Creatures (Harry Potter)
  • Speakers of the Ancient Language (Inheritance Cycle)
  • Dragonborns (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim) - Dragon
  • Dragons (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim) - Dragon
  • Draugr (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim) - Dragon
  • The Greybeards (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim) - Dragon
  • Mages (Sword Art Online)
  • Zatanna (DC)
  • Zatara (DC)
  • Fairies (Winx Club)
  • Witches (Winx Club)
  • Wizards (Winx Club)
  • Pixies (Winx Club)
  • Selkies (Winx Club)
  • Witches (Witches of East End)
  • Witches (Charmed)
  • Medea (TYPE-MOON); via Divine Words
  • Spell Master (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Witches and Warlocks (Witches of East End); via Latin, Old Norse and sometimes English
  • Wizards (Earthsea setting); via the Old Speech

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