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20100707 OT5v-Susans Awakening-1

Susan's angst-induced awakening, phase 1

20100707 OT5v-Susans Awakening-2

Susan's angst-induced awakening, phase 2

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Susan's angst-induced awakening, phase 3

Everyone has the potential to Awaken and learn magic. It's more like building up muscles than waking up[1], but the terminology is older than Edward Verres (who explained it to us) and may be more poetic than logical. People who can use some sort of (limited) magic but are not yet awakened are called dreaming.

Awakening can happen when "something major happen" (this probably refers to emotion-based awakenings), if the person trains a lot, is really strong or with help of immortal.[2]

Awakened people are usually given spellbooks to keep track of their spells.


Awakening examples Edit

Nanase was awakened by immortals on her trip to France[3], but it was only possible because she had already started building up energy through Anime martial arts. Susan was marked in Paris, so she was 'dreaming', and her awakening was induced by angst later in Hammerchlorians[4] in a very dramatic manner. Justin was marked by Pandora Raven and later awakened by her without him noticing.[5]

Both Elliot and Ellen were presumably awakened when the Dewitchery Diamond divided them[6], but they realized it only later when Elliot was unable to NOT cast his spell[7]. Edward Verres then verified with the Magic Analysis Wand that they are going through awakening[8] - and that it was under imperfect circumstances, which means they need to deal with energy buildups.

In Pandoras Box we found out that Justin was awakened by Pandora.[9] It was not specified how recently it happened. Took a main eight long time to realize it.[2]

Rhoda also awakened, and this time even Pandora is not sure when it happened.[10]

Non-awakening examples Edit

Diane did NOT awaken when the spider-aberration attacked her.[11] She had no magic training and no magic mark - she may have had strong emotions but that wouldn't be enough, despite magic's flair for drama and despite ambient magic. Dan considered the idea but realized it wouldn't make sense by his rules.

Energy buildups Edit

Energy buildups are caused by magic user's energy regeneration not knowing when to stop.[12]

Awakening under imperfect circumstances means that the awakened needs to deal with energy buildups.[13] As mentioned by the Interdimensional Whale, energy buildups are harder to deal with in places with higher levels of ambient energy. Ellen stopped having them after spending few days outside the town.[14]

Angst-induced awakenings apparently counts as proper.[15]

References Edit

  1. EGS Main Story Comic for 2008-11-13 ("Take THAT, Science Fiction!")
  2. 2.0 2.1 EGS Main Story Comic for 2016-11-11
  3. EGS Main Story Comic for 2010-05-26
  4. EGS Main Story Comic for 2010-07-07
  5. EGS Main Story Comic for 2015-01-07
  6. EGS Main Story Comic for 2002-07-29 ("If You Were To Ask, She Would Say You Already Know Her")
  7. EGS Main Story Comic for 2008-07-18 ("I Suppose this is Some Sort of Cosmic Compromise?")
  8. EGS Main Story Comic for 2008-11-11 ("Evil (Sounding) Non-Magic Magic Wand")
  9. EGS Main Story Comic for 2015-01-07
  10. EGS:NP Comic for 2016-11-09
  11. EGS Main Story Comic for 2016-01-22
  12. EGS Main Story Comic for 2008-08-29 ("Doomed to Transgender Mayhem")
  13. EGS Main Story Comic for 2008-11-18 ("What Woke Them Up")
  14. EGS Main Story Comic for 2013-03-04
  15. danshive tumblr post ID 118604190337

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