“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” ~ Arthur C. Clarke.
Science Fiction, to me, has always been closely associated with Fantasy, in its endeavor to take us beyond our current reality. On a surface level analysis, I view the main difference between the two to be that the former posits a *more* realistic situation than the latter in many cases. Some kind of scientific explanation is posited to illustrate the unknown.
The best example that comes to mind is in the Arrowverse. The various meta-human powers of people like “The Flash” or “Black Siren” are clearly explained with scientific reasoning, which is differentiated with people such as Damien Darhk, whose magical powers are classified as “mystical” (no real rhyme or reason behind them) as opposed to “scientific.”
That aside, I know there are some realistic fantasies which have built in magic systems or […]