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Dark Magic (風魔法 Yamimahō?) is one of the attributes of elemental magic that exist in the In Another World With My Smartphone series. This type of magic is exclusive to mages with the Dark (風属性 Yamizokusei?) affinity.

Overview

The main use for Dark Magic is for summoning beasts in order to form contracts with them[citation needed]. As such, once a beast is summoned, the summoner would have to perform a certain task chosen by the summoned beast. If the summoner is unable to fulfill the task, then the contract is considered null and void, and the summoner will not be able to summon the same beast again[citation needed]. In Yumina's case, her task to form a contract with a silver wolf was to feed it until it was full[citation needed].

The strength of the summoned beast may also reflect on the difficulty level of the task the beast might ask of the summoner to form a contract[citation needed]. And there doesn't seem to a limit on how many of the same summoned beast one can call forth[citation needed]. The wizard who attacked Sue's carriage was able to continuously summon a horde of Lizardmen, while Touya was able to summon a virtual army of beasts[citation needed].

Despite being called Dark Magic, there is nothing inherently evil about this type of magic other then how one uses his/her summoned beast[citation needed].

Aptitude Test

Main article: Magic#Magic Mechanics

A mage needs to have affinity toward the Dark attribute before they can use dark magic[1]. To test one's aptitude with certain attribute, a magic stone can be used[2]. The magic stone amplifies and releases the user's magic power into the certain element that the respective stone represents[1]. The magic stone for the Dark attribute is violet colored[3]. If a person chants the element summoning spell while holding a magic stone, and the magic stone reacts, then the person has an aptitude for that attribute[1].

Spell Name Element Summoning Magic Dark.png
The users summons a cloud of darkness will form around the stone for testing their dark attribute affinity.
Incantation 風よ来たれ
Literal Translation Darkness, Come!
Official Translation Come forth, Dark!
Known Users Debut
  • Any magic user with dark attribute aptitude

Spell Mechanics

Main article: Magic#Spell Mechanics
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Before one can cast a magic spell, the user must have aptitude toward the element and chant the spell incantation correctly[4].Like most of the elemental magic spells, the user needs to chant the magic spell in order to activate the magic (except for null magic[5]). In addition, the user needs to understand the magic spell effect or form before they can activate the magic properly[6]. The spell incantation is compromised with three sentences which latter part is written in katakana for English words[7], which is language is alien for anyone at this world (Aside from Touya) [8].

Summoning

The summoning in the world of In Another World With My Smartphone works based on contracts.

For make a contract the user need to do the following steps:

  1. Magic Circle: in order for summon a being the user need to draw a magic circle and infuse his magical energy, this circle other than summon the being for make a contract work as barrier that prevent the summoned being from assault the summoner or go rampaging in the area
  2. Pact: the summoner will talk with the summoned being with the latter that will say what want for make the contract (example, a wolf will ask to be filled of food or a demon will ask human sacrifices), if the summoner fulfill the request it will be possible proceed to the next step but if the summoner fail then the summoned being will retire and will never respond to another "call"
  3. Name: if the request is fulfilled the summoner will give to the summoned beast a name and this will conclude the contract

Until now the summoning magic seems connected only to the darkness attribute but this fact don't prevent the chance of summoning divine beasts or holy beings.

Aside from the above steps, the summoner needs to have enough magical energy to sustain the presence of the summoned being, or otherwise it will disappear; The more powerful is the being, more magical energy will be required to sustain it.

A summoned being can be removed from the field if the summoner dies or is in a state that can't sustain the summoned being.

List of Dark Magic Users

List of Known Spells

Summoning Magic

As stated above, almost all dark magic is summoning magic. The following summoning spells have been seen:

Spell Name Cerberus (ケルベロス Keruberosu?) Magic Dark.png
The user summons the guardian of hell, Cerberus.
Incantation 闇よ来たれ、我が求むは地獄の番犬、ケルベロス
Literal Translation Come forth darkness, I seek a hellhound: Cerberus
Official Translation Rend forth, Darkness. I seek a Guardian of Hell: [Cerberus]
Known Users Debut
Spell Name Demon Lord (デモンズロード Demonzurōdo?) Magic Dark.png
The user summons a high-class demon. The demon has a goat head, bat wings, owl legs, and the torso and arms of a well-built man.
Incantation 闇よ来たれ、我が求むは悪魔の公爵、デモンズロード
Literal Translation Come forth darkness, I seek a duke of demons: Demon Lord
Official Translation Come forth darkness, I seek a fiend of the highest order: [Demon Lord]
Known Users Debut
  • General Bazoar
Spell Name Green Slime (グリーンスライム Gurīnsuraimu?) Magic Dark.png
The user summons a green slime, which usually swarms the enemy to eat their clothes. However, Touya created a variant that eats hair, as well.
Incantation 闇よ来たれ、我が求むは緑の悪魔、グリーンスライム
Literal Translation Come forth darkness, I seek a green demon: Green Slime
Official Translation Ooze forth, Dark! I seek a grotesque form: [Green Slime]
Known Users Debut
  • Web Novel Arc 28 Chapter #349
Spell Name Kraken (クラーケン Kurāken?) Magic Dark.png
The user summons a Kraken.
Incantation 闇よ来たれ、我が求むは深海の覇者、クラーケン
Literal Translation Come forth darkness, I seek a champion of the deep sea: Kraken
Official Translation Come forth, Dark! I seek an Abyssal Conqueror: [Kraken]
Known Users Debut
  • Touya Mochizuki
  • Web Novel Arc 29 Chapter #391
Spell Name Lizardman (リザードマン Rizādoman?) Magic Dark.png
The user summons a lizardman.
Incantation 闇よ来たれ、我が求むは蜥蜴の戦士、リザードマン
Literal Translation Come forth darkness, I seek a lizard warrior: Lizardman
Official Translation Come forth, Dark! I seek a scalebound warrior: [Lizardman]
Known Users Debut
  • Unnamed Bandit
Spell Name Merfolk (マーフォーク Māfōku?) Magic Dark.png
The user summons a group of fishmen.
Incantation 闇よ来れ、我が求むは深淵の兵士、マーフォーク
Literal Translation Come forth darkness, I seek a soldier of the abyss: Merfolk
Official Translation Ooze forth, Dark! I seek Abyssal Warriors: [Merfolk]
Known Users Debut
  • Web Novel Arc 29 Chapter #391
Spell Name Pegasus (ペーガソス Pēgasosu?) Magic Dark.png
The user summons a Pegasus, a white winged horse.
Incantation 闇よ来たれ、我が求むは天駆る天馬、ペガサス
Literal Translation Come forth darkness, I seek a heavenly flying horse: Pegasus
Official Translation Come forth, Darkness! I seek a skyhorse: Pegasus
Known Users Debut
Spell Name Silver Wolf (シルバーウルフ Shirubāurufu?) Magic Dark.png
The user summons a silver wolf
Incantation 闇よ来たれ、我が求むは誇り高き銀狼、シルバーウルフ
Literal Translation Come forth darkness, I seek a proud silver wolf: Silver Wolf
Official Translation Come forth, Dark! I seek the proud beasts wrapped in silver: [Silver Wolf]
Known Users Debut
Spell Name Skeleton Warrior (スケルトンウォーリアー Sukeretonuōriā?) Magic Dark.png
The user summons a Skeleton Warrior.
Incantation 闇よ来たれ、我が求むは骸骨の戦士、スケルトンウォーリアー
Literal Translation Come forth darkness, I seek a skeleton soldier: Skeleton Warrior
Official Translation Come to Me, O Darkness! I seek the service of bones: [Skeleton Warrior]
Known Users Debut
Spell Name Valkyrie (ヴァルキリー Varukirī?) Magic Dark.png
The user summons a Valkyrie, a warmaiden from Norse Mythology.
Incantation 闇よ来たれ、我が求むは輝きの戦乙女、ヴァルキリー
Literal Translation Come forth darkness, I seek a shining warmaiden: Valkyrie
Official Translation Come forth, Darkness! I seek the Shining Warmaiden: [Valkyrie]
Known Users Debut

It is also notable that those summoning spells were used to summon the Divine beasts, but those can be found here

Curses

Because Light Magic is used to heal people it makes sense that Dark Magic (which is regarded as the inverse of the former) is used for the opposite effect, drawing out damage continuously rather than by direct attacks. Spells of this kind are referred to as Curses. As those spells have long been lost to time, the only people who can use them are people with affinities for all seven attributes.

Spell Name Energy Drain (エナジードレイン Enajīdorein?) Magic Dark.png
The user can drain the life force of an opponent, but must be in physical contact with the target to be effective.
Incantation 闇よ奪え、その生命を我に与えよ、エナジードレイン
Literal Translation Steal darkness, grant this one's life to me, Energy Drain
Official Translation Wither, o Dark! Sap Life From My Enemy: [Energy Drain]
Known Users Debut
Spell Name Guilty Curse (ギルティカース Girutikāsu?) Magic Dark.png
The user places on a curse on the target of their choosing. Should they break the conditions of the curse, they will experience negative consequences that the user decides upon when casting the spell.
Incantation 闇よ縛れ、彼の者の罪に罰を与えよ、ギルティカース
Literal Translation Tie darkness, bestow punishment for their sins, Guilty Curse
Official Translation Brand, o Darkness. Sinful Brand: [Guilty Curse]
Known Users Debut
  • Web Novel Arc 22 Chapter #195
Spell Name Hypnosis (ヒュプノシス Hyupunoshisu?) Magic Dark.png
The user engulfs the target in a purple mist, then hypnotizes them or rewrites their memories.
Incantation 闇よ誘え、栽植せし偽りの記憶、ヒュプノシス
Literal Translation Tempt darkness, implanted false memories, Hypnosis
Official Translation Tempt, o Dark! Implanted Falsehood: [Hypnosis]
Known Users Debut

Trivia

  • Dark Magic can have offensive applications as well besides Summoning but this type of magic is rarely used.
  • Touya is currently the only known person with more then one type of summoning creature, as well as the only known person able to summon the Four Divine Beasts.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Web Novel Arc 1 Chapter #8Manga Vol. 1 Chapter 2 (p. 20),Linze explained magic aptitude.
  2. Web Novel Arc 1 Chapter #8Manga Vol. 1 Chapter 2 (p. 19),Linze explained magic aptitude.
  3. Web Novel Arc 1 Chapter #8,Dark magic stone is violet.
  4. Manga Vol. 1 Chapter 2 (p. 26),Linze explained magic cast mechanism.
  5. Web Novel Arc 1 Chapter #9Manga Vol. 1 Chapter 2 (p. 32),Linze described the activation of null magic.
  6. Web Novel Arc 5 Chapter #32,Linze failed to cast bubble bomb because she did not understand what the magic do.
  7. Web Novel Arc 5 Chapter #32,Touya found that the latter part of the spell is written as English.
  8. Web Novel Arc 5 Chapter #32,Linze did not understand the meaning of the English word of the spell.

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