Re: Male Mage Protags?

#1
I am interested in reading some stories and novels and such that rather then featuring a tall, handsome, warrior male MC, instead is a shorter, cute male mage MC.  The mage is the most important bit, but im just tired of seeing the same old cardboard cut out types for male MCs: Musclebound morons who only use swords and fists.  And whenever a mage gets added in anything, they always make it female, or some old geezer who doesn't really join the group.

Its extremely annoying and vexing.  Well, it used to be only a minor peeve, until I watched Isekai Cheat Magician, and my annoyance got escalated greatly.  Seriously, they called it Isekai Cheat Magician, but all he was was a warrior.  All that magical potential, and the only gave the real magic to the girls that they layered on and layered on...

Right, anyways, moving on from that, that is why I would like to see male mage MCs who don't have some sort of super charisma/muscle body but instead are petit, and rely on magic, skill, and intelligence, and not physical power/martial arts/ect.  Have any good suggestions?

Re: Male Mage Protags?

#4
This should last you  a while.
Royal road stuff:
Little short isekai story:
https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/20221/stygian-mage
Apocalypse plant mage:
https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/21178/the-outer-sphere
Isekai full mage litrpg:
https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/8463/the-arcane-emperor
Mage crafting basebuilding:
https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/3972/the-defective-hermit
Isekai mage:
https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/10116/spell-analyst
Necromancer with litrpg I think:
https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/13437/necromancer-and-co
Chinese mage storys with  ki chip:
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/age-of-adepts/
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/warlock-of-the-magus-world/
Edit: Not sure about the height of the characters  and mother of learning is great as well.

Re: Male Mage Protags?

#5

myxir Wrote: This should last you  a while.
Royal road stuff:
Little short isekai story:
https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/20221/stygian-mage
Apocalypse plant mage:
https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/21178/the-outer-sphere
Isekai full mage litrpg:
https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/8463/the-arcane-emperor
Mage crafting basebuilding:
https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/3972/the-defective-hermit
Isekai mage:
https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/10116/spell-analyst
Necromancer with litrpg I think:
https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/13437/necromancer-and-co
Chinese mage storys with  ki chip:
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/age-of-adepts/
https://www.novelupdates.com/series/warlock-of-the-magus-world/
Edit: Not sure about the height of the characters  and mother of learning is great as well.


Well, as I mentioned, I was really mostly focused on the male mage part, since I am tired of male MCs always being made warriors/punchers/swordsman/ect.  

And although I am enjoying writing my own stories (especially the fight scene I just wrote for Reincarnated Boy's Tears), I would also love to read other people's stories.

Re: Male Mage Protags?

#7
That sounds suspiciously like asian novels.
Anyway, if you haven't seen Mother of Learning yet (it's on 1st after all), then there is a chance to find some other new titles for you as well

https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/25225/delve - full on magic build, like one to a hundred ratio to physical
https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/29286/the-gilded-hero - bit of a warning, it's 200 pages in and the mc is getting his first steps into magic just about now and it seems it's gonna be small steps
https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/1439/forgotten-conqueror (Hiatus) - op magic, trains with swords, but it's more for discipline, hobby and health, that's how op he is
https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/25878/wake-of-the-ravager - Wizard-King for life! The Body is just needed for survival's sake
https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/26818/god-of-eyes - puny god

"shorter, cute male mage MC" would probably fit more in something slice of life, comedy or drama, but those are not exactly my forte in reads