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"Voodoo is a very interesting religion for the whole family, even those members of it who are dead."
― Terry Pratchett (Good Omens)
"In voodoo, the demarcation between life and death is more fluid; helping voodoo followers create order out of disorder."
― ‘Gods of Suburbia’: Dina Goldstein’s Arresting Photo Series on Religion vs. Consumerism

The power to utilize voodoo magic. Form of Magic. Practitioners of this trade are often known as bokors or witch doctors.

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The user can utilize voodoo magic, ie. access supernatural forces to improve their daily lives to attain power or success ("luck") in many areas of life including money, love, divination, revenge, health, employment, and necromancy. As in many other spiritual and medical folk practices, extensive use is made of herbs, minerals, parts of animals' bodies, an individual's possessions and bodily fluids.

Like most Magic, Voodoo Magic has a variety of uses, the most known are Necromancy and using Voodoo dolls (an effigy of a person) for Motor-Skill Manipulation.

Voodoo magic practitioners like using sympathetic magic principles which has two aspects: Law of Similarity or "like affects like": model or miniature of a real-world object which affects the real-life counterpart when it is changed. For example, a miniature New York where you can move buildings and they'll move in the real New York. Or a globe (careful with it) if you poke it carelessly, you'll crush the entirety of China. Second is Law of Contact/Contagion: that things which have once been in contact with each other continue to act on each other at a distance after the physical contact has been severed. This latter makes someone who knows how to do it right truly dangerous because they can ignore any distance to hurt someone with only a bit of something they have used or (even better) part of them, hair and nail-clippings are traditional for this.

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See Also: Hollywood Voodoo.

Literature

  • Erzulie Gogol (Discworld)

Movies

  • Chucky (Child's Play)
  • Dr. Death (Child's Play)
  • Tia Dalma/Calypso (Pirates of the Caribbean)
  • Blackbeard (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides)
  • Eva (Witching and Bitching)
  • Sukie Ridgemont (The Witches of Eastwick)
  • Jane Spofford (The Witches of Eastwick)
  • Alexandra Medford (The Witches of Eastwick)

Live Television

  • Voodooists (American Horror Story: Coven)
  • Ayida (Angel o Demonio)
  • Papa Midnite (Constantine)
  • Carrionites (Doctor Who)
  • Baron Sunday (Lois and Clark)
  • Leonardo (Los Protegidos)

Cartoons

  • Big Bayou (Courage: The Cowardly Dog)
  • Dr. Facilier (The Princess and the Frog)
  • Mama Odie (The Princess and the Frog)
  • Simone and Lena (Scooby Doo on Zombie Island)

Comics

Manga/Anime

  • Kain Hikaru (Fairy Tail)
  • Abel (Fairy Tail)
  • Machi (Nagasarete Airantou)
  • Basil Hawkins (One Piece)
  • Szayel Aporro Granz (Bleach)
  • Emi Ogasawara (Ghost Sweeper Mikami)

Video Games

  • Happy Harry Houngan (Clayfighter 63⅓)
  • Aku Aku (Crash Bandicoot)
  • Uka Uka (Crash Bandicoot)
  • JP Dumond (The Darkness 2: Vendetta)
  • Witch Doctors (Diablo Series)
    • Nazeebo
  • Sadida God (Dofus/Wakfu); via Dolls
    • Sadida Class; via Dolls
  • Bokor Labas (Maximo: Ghosts to Glory)
  • LeChuck (Monkey Island series)
  • Voodoo Lady (Monkey Island series)
  • Jolly Roger (Pirates Of The Caribbean Online)
  • Witch Doctors (Pirate101)
  • Mesmerelda (Skylanders)
  • Bad Juju (Skylanders)
  • Mz. Ruby (Sly Cooper)
  • Baron Samedi (Smite)
  • Trolls (World of Warcraft)

Music

  • Baron Samedi (Live and Let Die)
  • Voodoo Thursday (Don't Phunk With My Heart)

Other

Web Animation

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