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28th Mar '17 6:57:01 PM nombretomado
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* ''OpenBlue'' plays with this trope. In its [[LowFantasy relatively non-magical]] present timeline (the v3 version, at least), the myriad of blessed weapons used by the {{precursors}}' PraetorianGuard have become the stuff of legend, including nasty ones. While the weapons themselves aren't evil per se (a PlayerCharacter and descendant of said PraetorianGuard uses one with no side effects), their very existence has triggered a race between two rival empires to [[GottaCatchEmAll collect more than what the other has]], presumably to use them as [[WeaponOfMassDestruction WMD's]] in an anticipated war.

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* ''OpenBlue'' ''Roleplay/OpenBlue'' plays with this trope. In its [[LowFantasy relatively non-magical]] present timeline (the v3 version, at least), the myriad of blessed weapons used by the {{precursors}}' PraetorianGuard have become the stuff of legend, including nasty ones. While the weapons themselves aren't evil per se (a PlayerCharacter and descendant of said PraetorianGuard uses one with no side effects), their very existence has triggered a race between two rival empires to [[GottaCatchEmAll collect more than what the other has]], presumably to use them as [[WeaponOfMassDestruction WMD's]] in an anticipated war.
22nd Mar '17 3:44:46 AM rodneyAnonymous
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* In the game based on the manga of the same name, the Anubis Stand from ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' is the Stand of a sword, rather then a living being. In a similar way to the above Soul Edge, the Anubis Stand possesses whoever removes it from its scabbard and turns them homicidally insane. Three characters in the game (all from the manga) use the sword while being controlled by the Anubis Stand. The Anubis Stand is still capable of controlling others even when the sword had been broken into pieces by Jotaro (although its attempts to make a child throw a large piece of the sword at Jotaro's back leads to the stand's defeat as it ends up at the bottom of the River Nile).

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* In the game based on the manga of the same name, the Anubis Stand from ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' is the Stand of a sword, rather then than a living being. In a similar way to the above Soul Edge, the Anubis Stand possesses whoever removes it from its scabbard and turns them homicidally insane. Three characters in the game (all from the manga) use the sword while being controlled by the Anubis Stand. The Anubis Stand is still capable of controlling others even when the sword had been broken into pieces by Jotaro (although its attempts to make a child throw a large piece of the sword at Jotaro's back leads to the stand's defeat as it ends up at the bottom of the River Nile).
16th Mar '17 10:35:07 AM morenohijazo
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* ''ComicBook/{{Iznogoud}}'': OncePerEpisode, Iznogoud acquires a bizarre magical artifact which the vendor assures will arrange a FateWorseThanDeath for a victim of his choice. No points for guessing ahead of time that it will backfire horribly on Iznogoud himself.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Iznogoud}}'': OncePerEpisode, Iznogoud acquires a bizarre magical artifact which the vendor assures will arrange a FateWorseThanDeath for a victim of his choice. No points for guessing ahead of time that it will backfire horribly on Iznogoud himself. Just to name a few examples:
** In "Dark Designs", Inzogoud acquires a magic pencil; when he draws a picture of someone or something and then tears the paper in half, the subject of the picture is banished to an alternate dimension. He can't get the spell to work until he takes art classes, and during an idle moment, [[CreatorCameo his teacher]] sketches Iznogoud. When Iznogoud's art skills have finally improved, he sketches the Caliph and tears the page in half... unaware his teacher's sketch of him is on the other side of the page, so that they are both banished, and the Caliph ends up as sovereign of the island to which they were sent.
** "The Box of Souvenirs" sees the title object, a camera, sold to Iznogoud by Japanese tourist Judoka Karate; when he takes a picture of someone or something with the camera, that someone or something is trapped forever in the photograph that results. Every time Iznogoud tries to take the Caliph's picture, someone or something gets in the way and disappears instead, and when he finally gets the Caliph alone, he is standing in front of a mirror and bends down at the crucial moment, causing Iznogoud to take a picture of his own reflection and disappear.
** The title character in "The Merchant of Forgetfulness", Mumbaijumbo, sells Iznogoud a perfume which, when sniffed, causes instant and total amnesia in the victim. Iznogoud sprinkles it on the Caliph's flowers and food and finally puts it in an atomiser, but they are all sniffed by other people before the Caliph can get to them, and inevitably, the final victim is Iznogoud himself, who is left an empty shell.
** In "The Jigsaw Turk", Iznogoud buys a 10,000 piece jigsaw from joke shop merchant Dokodah Bey; when the last piece is put in, the person of whom the puzzler is thinking will disintegrate into 10,000 pieces. There's one problem: there's a piece missing, which Iznogoud and Wa'at Alahf have to retrieve from the factory, several days' journey away. After several further failed attempts to finish the puzzle, Iznogoud is forced to retrieve the missing piece from the palace bins; meanwhile, Dokodah Bey has found the missing piece in his shop, but the Caliph is the one who takes delivery of it, and Iznogoud returns with his own copy of the missing piece... just in time to see the Caliph put the last piece in, beaming that he's always thinking of Iznogoud. The luckless vizier disintegrates immediately.
12th Mar '17 4:02:52 PM Ajoura
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* ''VideoGame/{{Vangers}}'' allow you access to several powerful artifacts, which are hidden on cursed worlds. One of them is particularly standing out - the Mechanical Messiah, a CreepyDoll that looks like ClockPunk African idol. It allows you to use its functions with destructive powers, such as burning everyone around with fireballs, robbing their cargo holds or forcibly taking their weapons, or even [[spoiler:destroying the Spobs escave with [[AncientTechnology Parapheen]] by causing a cave-in and turning the whole escave into soil]] under certain circumstances. No wonder the Messiah is considered to be cursed and no one wants to see you in their escaves carrying this menace. One of the functions, though, is called [[SchmuckBait Lucky]], and activating it grants you [[spoiler:NoFairCheating NonStandardGameOver, where TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou]].

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* ''VideoGame/{{Vangers}}'' allow you access to several powerful artifacts, which are hidden on cursed worlds. One of them is particularly standing out - the Mechanical Messiah, a CreepyDoll that looks like ClockPunk African idol. It allows you to use its functions with destructive powers, such as burning everyone around with fireballs, robbing their cargo holds or forcibly taking their weapons, or even [[spoiler:destroying the Spobs escave with [[AncientTechnology [[LostTechnology Parapheen]] by causing a cave-in and turning the whole escave into soil]] under certain circumstances. No wonder the Messiah is considered to be cursed and no one wants to see you in their escaves carrying this menace. One of the functions, though, is called [[SchmuckBait Lucky]], and activating it grants you [[spoiler:NoFairCheating NonStandardGameOver, where TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou]].
26th Feb '17 4:54:34 PM nombretomado
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* The Kragle from ''Film/TheLegoMovie'', a device that can render the Lego universe forevermore static and frozen. [[spoiler:Actually a tube of '''Kra'''zy '''Gl'''u'''e'''.]]

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* The Kragle from ''Film/TheLegoMovie'', ''WesternAnimation/TheLegoMovie'', a device that can render the Lego universe forevermore static and frozen. [[spoiler:Actually a tube of '''Kra'''zy '''Gl'''u'''e'''.]]
21st Feb '17 7:39:55 PM LeeM
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* ''Literature/TheJungleBook'': In RudyardKipling's "The King's Ankus", the eponymous object (an elephant-goad made from ivory and precious stones) looks like an ArtifactOfDoom to Mowgli because after he discards it he discovers six men who have killed each other fighting over it. Being a WildChild he doesn't understand that men will kill for something they can't eat.

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* ''Literature/TheJungleBook'': In RudyardKipling's "The King's Ankus", the eponymous object (an elephant-goad made from ivory and precious stones) looks like an ArtifactOfDoom to Mowgli because after he discards it when he discovers six men who have killed each other fighting over it. Being a WildChild he doesn't understand that why men will would kill for something they can't eat.
21st Feb '17 7:37:52 PM LeeM
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* ''Literature/TheJungleBook'': In RudyardKipling's "The King's Ankus", the eponymous object (an elephant-goad made from ivory and precious stones) looks like an ArtifactOfDoom to Mowgli because after he discards it he discovers six men who have killed each other fighting over it. Being a WildChild he doesn't understand that men will kill for something they can't eat.
10th Feb '17 3:44:43 PM Discar
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* ''Literature/WordsOfRadiance'' (second book of ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive''): The [[SoulCuttingBlade Shardblades]] represent the [[TheOathbreaker broken oaths]] of the old [[TheOrder Knights Radiant]], as well as centuries of blood and murder as people scrambled to win and steal them. When Kaladin touches one, he hears it ''screaming'', though only he and the wielder can hear it. [[spoiler:They're actually [[BondCreature spren]], killed by the broken oaths, given some semblance of life by bonding to a living being (enough to be [[SummonToHand summoned and dismissed at will]], but no more). Being touched by a Radiant who still holds his oath gives them life and memory of their pain for a moment]].
30th Jan '17 12:42:34 AM cdenton
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* The ''VideoGame/BlackMirror'' trilogy has the titular Black Mirror. [[spoiler: Hidden in a massive cave system under the castle of the same name, it transports the souls of anyone evil who dies near it to some kind of hellish dimension (if not ''the'' Hell), generates shadow versions of people that can torture said souls or kill the living, and literally radiates evil that only certain people can resist. It's heavily implied that the trilogy's BigBad Mordred was a heroic person until he was corrupted by it. No one knows why it exists or who made it, but one character claims there's proof that it's as old as the universe itself.]]

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* The ''VideoGame/BlackMirror'' trilogy has the titular Black Mirror. [[spoiler: Hidden in a massive cave system under the castle of the same name, it transports the souls of anyone evil who dies near it to some kind of hellish dimension (if not ''the'' Hell), generates shadow versions of people that can torture said souls or kill the living, and literally radiates evil that only certain people can resist. It's heavily implied that the trilogy's BigBad Mordred was a heroic person until he was corrupted by while studying it. No one knows why it exists or who made it, but one character claims there's proof that it's as old as the universe itself.]]
30th Jan '17 12:35:41 AM cdenton
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* The ''VideoGame/BlackMirror'' trilogy has the titular Black Mirror. [[spoiler: Hidden in a massive cave system under the castle of the same name, it transports the souls of anyone evil who dies near it to some kind of hellish dimension (if not ''the'' Hell), generates shadow versions of people that can torture said souls or kill the living, and literally radiates evil that only certain people can resist. It's heavily implied that the trilogy's BigBad Mordred was a heroic person until he was corrupted by it. No one knows why it exists or who made it, but one character claims there's proof that it's as old as the universe itself.]]
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