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Magic is the power to affect matter and energy by supernatural means. Magic is often divided between dark and light, though depending on the situation can also be neutral. Magic is a practiced technique that is powered by mana, or life energy.
Magic is the manipulation of energy, and technology is just another way to control the process.[DM 1]
Some humans (e.g., Hex, Charmcaster, and Darkstar) and certain species (e.g., Geochelone Aerios, and Thep Khufans)[DJW 1] have more aptitude for magic than others, but theoretically any sapient species can potentially learn to manipulate mana through study and practice.[DM 2] Anodites, in particular, have a strong innate capacity for manipulating mana, and thus by extension magic, in all its forms. In terms of raw power, Anodites are stronger than even a master magician. For example, Gwen can use the more powerful spells in the Archamada Book of Spells, whereas Hex, a master magician, cannot do so without all the Charms of Bezel.
If one does not have the natural ability to manipulate magic, described by Charmcaster as having a magical aura, they would need magical objects. If they do have the ability, magical objects make the casting of spells easier and their effects more powerful.[DM 3]
Magic has no rules.
There are many magical artifacts that can focus or magnify a sorcerer or sorceress' power.
- Charmcaster's Bag
- Staff of Ages
- Charms of Bezel
- Alpha Rune
- Archamada Book of Spells
- Gwen's Spellbook
Spells and Incantations
- See Also: Spells
A spell is a specific action which — when performed correctly — channels supernatural energy that allows the individual to achieve a specific result based on the composition of the casting. Spells allow individuals to alter reality on certain levels, such as affecting the physical properties of objects and people, giving the caster access to supernatural powers and changing the very mechanics of reality itself.
For reasons unknown, the majority of spells used in the series are spoken in an ancient language very similar to Latin. Although majority of the spells are spoken out loud in order to be cast, some spells can be used non-verbally and still take effect. There are many different types of spells, but most are either offensive or defensive in nature.
Known Users of Magic
- Gwen Tennyson
- Ben 10,000 (Ultimate Alien Future; taught by Gwen)
- Thomas Jingles
- Sir George
- Ultimate Aggregor
- Michael Morningstar
- Rook Blonko (via the Alpha Rune)
- Kuphulu[DJW 2]
- Reviving the dead is considered to be the darkest of dark magic and forbidden.
- Developing as an Anodite and mastering magic use "many of the same muscles" so to speak, like kicking a ball and swimming.[MW 1]
- There is a spell capable of canceling a Celestialsapien's omnipotence.[DJW 3]