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Looking For A Little Input - Bob Schroeck - 04-24-2009

This is somewhat connected to a future DW story, which is why I'm putting it here. I'm looking for semirecognizable
spells/incantations/oaths from various sources -- literary, anime, etc. For example, I've already collected the following:

Quote: In Life's name and for Life's sake, I say that I will use the Art for nothing but the service of that Life. I will guard growth and ease pain. I
will fight to preserve what grows and lives well in its own way; and I will change no object or creature unless its growth and life, or that of the system of
which it is part, are threatened. To these ends, in the practice of my Art, I will put aside fear for courage, and death for life, when it is right to do so
-- till the Universe's end.
-- Duane, Diane. So You Want To Be A Wizard. San Diego: Magic Carpet Books / Harcourt, (c)1983, p. 34.

In brightest day, in darkest night
No evil shall escape my sight
Let those who worship evil's might
Beware my power -- Green Lantern's Light!

I am the one who has been given a mission.
Under the contract, release those powers unto me.
Wind to the sky, stars to the heavens
And the unyielding soul...
To this heart!
Magic to these hands!
Raging Heart, Set Up!
-- Nanoha

All things extant in this world,
Gods of Heaven, Gods of Earth,
Let everything be as it should be.
(x3 repetitions)
Thus shall it be!
-- Abenobashi
I'm just wondering if anyone might know of anything else similar that I might add to this.

Thanks!

-- Bob
---------
Then the horns kicked in...
...and my shoes began to squeak.


- Foxboy - 04-24-2009

By the POWER OF GREYSKULL!
--He-man

For the HONOR OF GREYSKULL!
--She-Ra

In loudest din, In hush profound
My ears hear evil's slightest sound
Let those who toll out evil's knell
BEWARE MY POWER, THE F SHARP BELL!
--Green Lantern story by Alan Moore, with a "Green Lantern" incapable of grokking the concept of light.

A whim, a thought,
And more is sought.
Awake my mind,
THY WILL BE WROUGHT!
--Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Light
''We don't just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat
them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary.''

-- James Nicoll


- ECSNorway - 04-24-2009

Please, God, don't let me f**k this up.
 --The Shepard's Prayer, Alan Shepard, astronaut.
And the differing versions of the Jedi code:
Old Republic version:
    Emotion, yet peace.
    Ignorance, yet knowledge.
    Passion, yet serenity.
    Chaos, yet harmony.
    Death, yet the Force.
Yoda-era version:
There is no emotion, there is peace.
There is no ignorance, there is knowledge.
There is no passion, there is serenity.
There is no chaos, there is harmony.
There is no death, there is the Force.Cheesy Luke Skywalker version:
Jedi are the guardians of peace in the galaxy.
Jedi use their powers to defend and to protect.
Jedi respect all life, in any form.
Jedi serve others rather than ruling over them, for the good of the galaxy.
Jedi seek to improve themselves through knowledge and training.And we can't do those without the Sith mantra:
Peace is a lie, there is only passion.
Through passion, I gain strength.
Through strength, I gain power.
Through power, I gain victory.
Through victory, my chains are broken.
The Force shall free me.
--
Sucrose Octanitrate.
Proof positive that with sufficient motivation, you can make anything explode.


RE: Looking For A Little Input - robkelk - 04-24-2009

黄昏よりも昏きもの
血の流れより紅きもの
時の流れに埋もれし
偉大なる汝の名において
我ここに 闇に誓わん
我等が前に立ち塞がりし
すべての愚かなるものに
我と汝が力もて
等しく滅びを与えんことを

What?  "In English"? Oh, right - sorry...

Darkness beyond twilight
Crimson beyond blood that flows
Buried in the flow of time
In thy great name, I pledge myself to darkness
Let all the fools who stand in our way be destroyed
by the power you and I possess...
DRAGON SLAVE!

(copied from here)


- NifT - 04-25-2009

"I am the bone of my sword.
Steel is my body, and fire is my blood.
I have created over a thousand blades.
Unknown to death.
Nor known to life.
Have withstood pain to create many weapons.
Yet, those hands will never hold anything.
So as I pray, 'Unlimited Blade Works'."

-- Emiya Shirou's Reality Marble, Fate/Stay Night


- Evil Midnight Lurker - 04-25-2009

I dwell amidst the abounding light of heaven.
Thou art at the gate to the underworld.
Come forth, thunder of the gods!
This ends here... Indignation!!
--Tornix D. Morrisson, Tales of Phantasia

I do not aim with my hand; he who aims with his hand has forgotten the face of his father.
I aim with my eye.
I do not shoot with my hand; he who shoots with his hand has forgotten the face of his father.
I shoot with my mind.
I do not kill with my gun; he who kills with his gun has forgotten the face of his father.
I kill with my heart.
--The Gunslinger's Oath, Stephen King, The Dark Tower

And I shall shed my light over dark evil,
For the dark things cannot stand the light:
The light of the Green Lantern!
--Alan Scott's oath, Golden Age Green Lantern

--Sam

"I am mighty! I have a glow you cannot see. I have a heart as big as the moon, as warm as bathwater."


- Bob Schroeck - 04-25-2009

Oh, some nice stuff there, people! Thanks!

Oh, and Rob? Spoiler time:

"Brightness beyond dawn,
Golden beyond light which shines.
Servant of all that lives,
In Humanity's name
I pledge myself to Life.
All evil that threatens the earth
Will be destroyed
By the power of my will:
Divine Blaster!"
-- Hermione Granger, DW8

-- Bob
---------
Then the horns kicked in...
...and my shoes began to squeak.


- Foxboy - 04-25-2009

*glee*
''We don't just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat
them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary.''

-- James Nicoll


- Norgarth - 04-25-2009

Robkelk already beat me to the first thing to come to my mind. 8P

Wasn't there an speech/incantation required for Utena to draw her sword from Anthy?
___________________________
"I've always wanted to be somebody, but I should have been more specific." - George Carlin


- Sweno - 04-25-2009

Grant me the power to bring the world revolution?

(not sure, REALLY tired and haven't see the anime in a long time)
-Terry
-----
"so listen up boy, or pornography starring your mother will be the second worst thing to happen to you today"
TF2: Spy


- Wiregeek - 04-25-2009

Quote:(not sure, REALLY tired and haven't see the anime in a long time)

i could check, if my fileserver was online 8 (
"No can brain today. Want cheezeburger."
From NGE: Nobody Dies, by Gregg Landsman
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5579457/1/NGE_Nobody_Dies



- TheTwisted1 - 04-25-2009

If I recall, Anthy started with the incantation:

"Rose of the noble castle,
power of Dios that sleeps within me.
Heed your master and come forth..."

And Utena ended it with

"Grant me the power... to bring the world revolution!"

--The Twisted One
"If you
wish to converse with me, define your
terms."
--Voltaire


- DHBirr - 04-25-2009

Christopher Stasheff, The Warlock Unlocked, healing spell:

"Red blood rise, to fill Life's way;
Close the wounds of weapons fey!
The elfin power hath lost its sway;
Warrior, rise, to greet the day."

-----
Big Brother is watching you.  And damn, you are so bloody BORING.


- robkelk - 04-25-2009

Quote:Oh, and Rob? Spoiler time:
Ooooooooohhhhhh... Nifty...
--
Rob Kelk
"Governments have no right to question the loyalty of those who oppose
them. Adversaries remain citizens of the same state, common subjects of
the same sovereign, servants of the same law."

- Michael Ignatieff, addressing Stanford University in 2012



- LantisEscudo - 04-26-2009

I, the one who accepted this mission,
by the ancient contract,
order you to release your power!
The wind is in the sky,
and the stars are in the heavens.
And a resolute heart
beats within my chest!
This magic in my hand
Raising Heart, Set Up!
--Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha (she only uses the whole thing the first time, IIRC)

The Key that hides the power of Dark,
Show your true powers before me!
I, Sakura, command you under our contract!
Release!
--Card Captor Sakura (she replaces "Dark" with "Stars" for the second arc)

My lord,
Never to leave your side,
To follow your decree,
To serve you in utmost loyalty-
This is my pledge.
--The Twelve Kingdoms, Taiki's oath to Gyoso

When saying the names Liu Bei, Guan Yu and Zhang Fei, although the surnames are different, yet we have come together as brothers. From this day forward, we
shall join forces for a common purpose, and come to each other's aid in times of crisis. We shall avenge the nation from above, and pacify the citizenry
from below. We seek not to be born on the same day, in the same month and in the same year. We merely hope to die on the same day, in the same month and in the
same year. May the gods of heaven and earth attest to what is in our hearts. If we should ever do anything to betray our friendship, may the gods in heaven
strike us dead.

--Oath of the Peach Garden, from Romance of the Three Kingdoms
------------
Honou Productions.


- Black Aeronaut - 04-26-2009

This one's kinda dangerous, as it's part of a self-sacrificing ritual. It is a part of The Song of the Twelve, an ancient sealing ritual performed by whales to prevent the ultimate big-bad from running amock the ocean floors. The ritual prefers a young whale-wizard...
Not old enough to love as yet,
            but old enough to die, indeed–
the death-fear bites my throat and heart
            fanged cousin to the Pale One’s breed–
But past the fear lies life for them,
            perhaps for me; and, past my dread,
past lost of Mastery and life,
            the Sea shall yet give up Her dead!
Lone Power, I accept your gift!
            But take my gift of equal worth:
I take Death with me, out of time,
            and make of it a path, a birth!
Let the teeth come! As they tear me,
            they tear your ancient hate for aye–
so rage, proud Power! Fail again,
            and see my blood teach death to die!



- DHBirr - 04-26-2009

Last lines of an incantation used while destroying a demon, in The Black Mountains, second book of Saberhagen's Empire of the East:

"His name is not any more.
His children are not.
He existeth no more.
Nor his kindred.
He existeth not, nor his record;
He existeth not, nor his heir.
His egg cannot grow.
Nor is his seed raised.
It is dead.
And his spirit, and his shadow, and his magic."


Makes for one hell of a damnatio memoriae.
-----
Big Brother is watching you.  And damn, you are so bloody BORING.


- Norgarth - 04-27-2009

You could try looking up mystically oriented comic characters like Dr Strange, Dr Fate, the Demon Etrigan, ect.
___________________________
"I've always wanted to be somebody, but I should have been more specific." - George Carlin


- Bob Schroeck - 04-27-2009

I guess I should note that what I'm looking for are passages that are kind of emblematic. Some of these are pretty much perfect for what I want them for -- if I end up doing it.

Thanks everyone.

-- Bob
---------
Then the horns kicked in...
...and my shoes began to squeak.


- Star Ranger4 - 04-27-2009

In a not totaly serious thought:

"I am Vengance, I am the Night... I am...
Desperatly in need of a personality transplant!"

Hear that thunder rolling till it seems to split the sky?
That's every ship in Grayson's Navy taking up the cry-

NO QUARTER!!!
-- "No Quarter", by Echo's Children


- Acyl - 04-27-2009

This hand of mine glows with an awesome power.
Its burning grip tells me to defeat you!
Take this! My love! My anger!
AND ALL MY SORROW!
SHINING FINGER!

-- Domon Kasshu, 'Mobile Fighter G Gundam'

In the name of God, impure souls of the living dead shall be banished into eternal Damnation. Amen.
-- Hellsing Organization (Royal Order of Protestant Knights), 'Hellsing'

I am invincible!
There is no one who can defeat my Shadow Skill!
My one single blow has no equal!

-- Elle Ragu, 'Shadow Skill'

...

Yes, I know that last one isn't very good. But I remember it because of the TV series. Those lines are always recited as the heroine performs an epic smackdown. Y'get the idea, right? Everything seems to stop as she does her power-up sequence and says her thing. Total genre convention, yes?

The kicker, though, comes when we're introduced to a new villain of the week. We're told he's incredibly powerful. How powerful?

Elle leaps into the air. "I AM INVINCI---"

G punches her in the face.

"I AM INVINCIBLE! THERE IS NO ONE WHO CAN DEFEAT MY SHAD---"

*KAPOW!* G punches her again.

Elle o_O;;; "He can interrupt my Shadow Skill technique? Impossible! WHAT IS THIS?!!!!"

-- Acyl


- Ebony - 04-27-2009

Possibly from the wrong side of the playing field:

"Ancient Spirits of Evil
Transform This Decayed Body
Into Mumm-Ra
THE EVERLIVING!"


Given that it's Doug, the various permutations of "Abracadabra" and "Hocus Pocus" from a particular Bugs Bunny cartoon might be appropriate.

Ebony the Black Dragon
http://ebony14.livejournal.com

"Good night, and may the Good Lord take a Viking to you."


- Star Ranger4 - 04-27-2009

thunder, THUNDER, THUNDERCATS! HO!

Hear that thunder rolling till it seems to split the sky?
That's every ship in Grayson's Navy taking up the cry-

NO QUARTER!!!
-- "No Quarter", by Echo's Children


- Bob Schroeck - 04-28-2009

Okay, now we're getting silly.
-- Bob
---------
Then the horns kicked in...
...and my shoes began to squeak.


- robkelk - 04-28-2009

What, just now? I thought we got silly years ago.

But as long as we're silly...

Prepare for trouble!
Make it double!
To protect the world from devastation
To unite all peoples within our nation
To denounce the evils of truth and love
To extend our reach to the stars above
Jessie!
James!
Team Rocket, blast off at the speed of light!
Surrender now, or prepare to fight!
Meowth, dat's right!

--
Rob Kelk
"Governments have no right to question the loyalty of those who oppose
them. Adversaries remain citizens of the same state, common subjects of
the same sovereign, servants of the same law."

- Michael Ignatieff, addressing Stanford University in 2012