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Old 09-27-2013, 11:05 AM   #16
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Default Re: What if people/AIM are selling/distributing powers?

Originally Posted by cherokeesam View Post
Who said magic was going to disprove science?

I suspect that's the main problem that some of you nuts-n-bolts types have with the introduction of fantasy-style magic into the superhero're afraid it's going to make science look "wrong." It's not. It doesn't. Magic has been a staple of the superhero world (especially Marvel and DC) from the very beginning, and it coexists peacefully with the science and science fiction aspects of the genre. Magic is just a different type of superpower, like psionics or mutations or advanced technology.

And again, Joss has a long history with magic and the supernatural. This is the guy who brought us Buffy and Angel; he's not going to balk at the notion of supernatural magic at work in the MCU.
This wouldn't be an issue, save for people in the fanbase insisting that magic *has* to be incomprehensible to science, or else its "not magic." Magic as just another power like psionics and mutations is fine. Magic as something that the resident nearby superscientists can't even comprehend on a basic "it seems to run on some kind of electricity" level is not.

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