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Queen Chrysalis
by on December 6, 2017
or how Changelings categorize magic
Magic is the use of gestures, words, rituals or energy to manipulate seemingly supernatural forces in a specific way to get a predefined or random result. There are many kinds of magic known to ponykind and changelings. Magic is categorized into Lower Magic, Individual Magic, High Level Unicorn Magic and Alicorn Magic. There are many more categories that are not listed in most Spell books in Equestria. A few examples are Zebra Magic, Pegasus Magic, Chaos-Based Magic and Changeling Magic.
Lower Magic
The most basic spell you can learn as unicorn is the Levitation spell. It is usually the first spell fillies and colts learn. Changeling Drones can usually only learn Lower Magic spells while unicorns usually learn Lower Magic and Individual Magic spells. Other Lower Magic spells are simple illusion spells, heating and cooling spells, simple healing spells, temporary manifestation of magical auras.
Individual/Unicorn Magic
A kind of magic that is available to unicorns, it is in most cases based on their special talent, for example: a baker can easily use heating spells, or spells that alter the taste of food or even transform it into something else. The luckier ponies are those who have talents that include a huge variety of spells. If your talent is Illusion you are likely to be able to master even High Level Unicorn Illusion spells. Twilight Sparkle, who’s talent is Magic itself is able to learn almost every Spell known to ponykind, and she was able to even before she has ascended to an alicorn, it is said that only a unicorn with this talent can even cast the spell that transforms them into an alicorn.
High Level Unicorn Magic
Only less than 1% of all unicorns can cast these spells, Princess Celestia has created her “School for gifted Unicorns” to find those ponies and give them the opportunity to test out their potential. Examples for High Level Unicorn Spells are Aging Spells, Spells that change bodies, gender or memories temporary, invisibility spells and amnesia spells.
Alicorn Magic
Not available to any pony except for some of the alicorns. The Queen of the Changelings is also able to use them if she gathers enough power through feeding. Examples for this magic category is the moving of celestial bodies, like the sun and the moon or strong counter spells for most High Level Unicorn spells. There are limits but the possibilities are vast.
Zebra Magic
Some do not see it as magic but advanced alchemy, the changeling though accept Zebra magic as actual magic. It is not much known about how exactly it works, but all spells are based on either rituals or psychology, they often seem much more magical than they are. Examples for these spells are healing spells, growing spells and a lot of nature-related spells.
Pegasus Magic
Only accepted as magic by few ponies, pegasus ponies have the ability to control weather. They can walk on clouds, even if they are heavier than unicorns or earth ponies. Pegasi can also create lightnings, fire and small clouds by releasing adrenaline and using physical activities, like fast flying, to turn the adrenaline into magical energy.
Chaos-based Magic
Not much is known about it, chaos magic is unpredictable, it is actually stronger than alicorn magic and can hardly be controlled. The only being known to use it is Discord, he can even create portals to other dimensions, instantly move the sun or the moon, take pony’s abilities away or create whole new dimensional spaces. How much control Discord has over his magic is unknown but he has at least some level of control.
Changeling Magic
This only applies to Queen Chrysalis, since changeling drones are mostly only able to cast Lower Magic spells, with a few exceptions who can cast more difficult spells. Many changeling spells are similar to Alicorn Magic or High Level Unicorn Magic but they work differently and thus can not be learned by ponies, not even alicorns. A spell changelings know is a Mind Control Spell that forces the Hive-Mind onto a pony, a similar spell but still different is the Hypnosis Spell that plants thoughts or removes them from the victim’s brain permanently.
Other kinds of Magic
There are many more kinds of magic, or even other ways to categorize the aforementioned types. Magic is difficult to explain and complex and once you know how it works it becomes science. Many creatures know magic we have never heard of or seen before, there are several other worlds and realities with magic we can not even imagine, magic that would make no sense to us. And while Equestria is full of magic, even the most powerful magicians and the most studied scientists of Equestria have not even scratched the surface of what magic is and what it can do. No one will ever understand it all, that is what magic is.
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Corona Lionheart IV
Very interesting
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Crashie Tunez
woah this is deep...
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