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Questions tagged [classical-elements]

Classical elements typically refer to the pre-scientific concepts in Ancient Greece, of earth, water, air, fire, and aether.

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Hidden Benefits to being able to control what aspect of yourself is destroyed? [closed]

I'm designing a simple magic system for a small game I'm developing. It's based around the classical elements (water, earth, fire air), plus a few of the more common combinations of the of those ...
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If AI dominated the world, would they find or invent new elements? [closed]

If the AI became self sustained and self aware (given that researchers are working on making it possible), would they be able to invent or discover new elements which might be included in the current ...
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Turning medieval-style “elemental” effects into modern scientific ones

I'm building a near-future world on top of someone else's older world with not-entirely-well-thought-out "elemental" magic. I'm willing to use "because magic!" arbitrarily to answer questions of how ...
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In a world where the four seasons reflect the four elements, what is the season of Earth? [closed]

In one world I am building, the four seasons are composed of the four elements. It would probably go in this direction: Water>Earth>Fire>Wind>Water ...
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Slowing or Averting Global Warming With the Help of Elemental Powers: Part 1 (Fire)

Other posts from this thread will be posted here as these are updated: Info Part 1, (Fire) focuses on what the fire elementals can do. There are 200 such beings that exist (and have existed for a ...
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How many elements are there, such as the classic fire, water, air, and earth? [closed]

I'm trying to get down a list of philosophical components of the universe, the elements The ones I have found so far, Update: The element list is now: Fire, Water, Air, Electricity, Earth, Metal, ...
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Possibilities for an orange 'mystical' element [closed]

I use element not in the periodic table sense, but fire, air, water, etc. I am trying to create a world with 6 main elements, based on primary and secondary colors. Red (fire/heat), purple (air/...
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The 12 Zodiac Elements (magic-casting chart idea) [closed]

12 Zodiac Elements (Fire, Earth, Water, Air, Cardinal, Fixed, & Mutable) Recently I've had the idea to make my elemental magic chart for one of my fantasy stories based off the Zodiac's ...
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Magic of the Three Gods (Fire, Lightning, Ice)

Triangle of 10 Elements (magic system) In my fantasy world, Takeover Creania, I have three gods that control the elements and thus its lush magical power: Seraphina - elder sister, goddess of the ...
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How could a government control magic users [closed]

Setting: Medieval "Europe". Typical technology, swords, armor, bows, catapults, cannons, all that good stuff. Magic: The ability to control the elements. Similar to the popular show Avatar, some ...
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How do the properties of heat and fire work in Aristotelian (four elements) cosmology?

Alright, my understanding of both modern physics and classical cosmology is a little shaky, so I hope this question is neither unclear nor foolish. Here goes: In Aristotelian cosmology all matter is ...
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Using Fire For Good?

It's very rare that fire is associated with anything good, despite being one of humanity's first inventions. But, to a normal person, fire isn't used much these days. Heat is still utilized, but fire ...
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What will happen if one of the four elements disappears? [closed]

Suppose that one of the 4 elements (earth, water, fire, air) will cease to exist in 20 years. What will happen to the world? And what will happen to humankind?
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How far can our modern day tech achieve in absence of gold element? [closed]

Suppose man never discover gold could we still be able to have internet or perhaps even achieve nuclear fusion to get gold? I realized most of the sensitive piece of equipment had traces of gold in it,...
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Beings who control all elements too powerful? [closed]

I've got a human like being in one of my stories I'm developing who can control all the elements. Not like one of them controls fire, one controls water, etc. but actually controlling all the elements....
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How could Elementalist earn a living? [closed]

Imagine our world but with people capable of bending elements (yes, as "Avatar, the leyend of Aang") I was thinking about what could you do in that situation. If you bend fire, work at a blast ...
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Fire is gravity for fire Elemental

What would it look like for elementals (type of creature based on its base element) if the base element acted as its gravity? How would they move about? How would their basic actions look compared to ...
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The taxonomy of the alchemical spheres of Air and Water?

Alchemy is the matter manipulating aspect of my magic system. In order to delineate the very broad nature of the Alchemy's control over matter, I divided it into spheres. Initially the spheres were ...
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Elemental Healing [closed]

What is the best (most logical or physically practical) way, if it is even possible, to use elemental magic for the purpose of healing ? What element or elements would be manipulated in healing. ...
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Culture and law if humans evolved with the ability to manipulate the four classical elements (to an extent)? [closed]

Note: I have never watched Avatar or Legend of Korra. I don't know how similar this idea is to that universe. Suppose that we can manipulate air, water, earth, and fire. To an extent. Most (but ...
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How do you get an elemental wind animal?

So we have the animal that breathes ice and the traditional fire-breathing dragon. We even have animals on Earth that can emit electricity of over 800 volts. But what about another element, wind? ...
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How to define the Classical Elements, Scientifically, as ranges of a single property?

How do I define the Classical Elements with Science so that it agrees with science? According to a single property of a substance. So, no Fire = Energy, Water = Liquid, Earth = Solid, Air = Gas... ...
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What effect would elemental magic have on the work force

Imagine a society where everyone controls a variation of one of the four elements: earth, fire, water, and air. What I mean by variation is some might control metal, but not rocks. Others control ice, ...