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9th Sep '17 6:53:19 PM Godzillawolf
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** The Concept Killing Spear, AKA the [[WeaponOfMassDestruction Most Feared Weapon in Creation]], is a unique case: it's not so much inherently evil or corrupting as so dang dangerous that using it for good is nigh impossible. This is because it [[RetGone erases anyone it kills from existence]] unless used very specifically, as was done with [[spoiler:Rancor to Dark World!Discord]], and everyone who's currently alive because of them, which can cause massive devastation. It was created by a ChildProdigy from Tirek's Chariot of Darkness to kill Cupid and Venus. She succeeded in killing Cupid with it, and the end result was sending countless lives to Oblivion along with him and drastically changing history for the worst, and until [[spoiler:Nightmare Eclipse]] eventually surpassed it, it was the greatest amount of devastation done to reality by a mortal ''ever''. The Spear is so dangerous that Strife (the literal AnthropomorphicPersonification of Conflict itself) considers it unfit to remain in the mortal realm and kept it sealed in her realm, one of the most dangerous places in existence, just to make sure it was never used unless absolutely needed. It's telling that the only reason the Concepts don't just destroy it is because they ''can't'', as [[spoiler:only Destruction could do so and Discord ate him]].

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** The Concept Killing Spear, AKA the [[WeaponOfMassDestruction Most Feared Weapon in Creation]], is a unique case: it's not so much inherently evil or corrupting as so dang dangerous that using it for good is nigh impossible. This is because it [[RetGone erases anyone it kills from existence]] unless used very specifically, as was done with [[spoiler:Rancor to Dark World!Discord]], and everyone who's currently alive because of them, and everyone who's currently alive because of ''them'' ect., which can cause massive devastation. It was created by a ChildProdigy from Tirek's Chariot of Darkness to kill Cupid and Venus. She succeeded in killing Cupid with it, and the end result was sending countless lives to Oblivion along with him and drastically changing history for the worst, and until [[spoiler:Nightmare Eclipse]] eventually surpassed it, it was the greatest amount of devastation done to reality by a mortal ''ever''. The Spear is so dangerous that Strife (the literal AnthropomorphicPersonification of Conflict itself) considers it unfit to remain in the mortal realm and kept it sealed in her realm, one of the most dangerous places in existence, just to make sure it was never used unless absolutely needed. It's telling that the only reason the Concepts don't just destroy it is because they ''can't'', as [[spoiler:only Destruction could do so and Discord ate him]].
9th Sep '17 6:49:52 PM Godzillawolf
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** The Concept Killing Spear is a unique case: it's not so much inherently evil or corrupting as so dang dangerous that using it for good is nigh impossible. This is because it [[RetGone erases anyone it kills from existence]] unless used very specifically, as was done with [[spoiler:Rancor to Dark World!Discord]], and everyone who's currently alive because of them, which can cause massive devastation. It was created by a ChildProdigy from Tirek's Chariot of Darkness to kill Cupid and Venus. She succeeded in killing Cupid with it, and the end result was sending countless lives to Oblivion along with him and drastically changing history for the worst, and until [[spoiler:Nightmare Eclipse]] eventually surpassed it, it was the greatest amount of devastation done to reality by a mortal ''ever''. The Spear is so dangerous that Strife (the literal AnthropomorphicPersonification of Conflict itself) considers it unfit to remain in the mortal realm and kept it sealed in her realm, one of the most dangerous places in existence, just to make sure it was never used unless absolutely needed. It's telling that the only reason the Concepts don't just destroy it is because they ''can't'', as [[spoiler:only Destruction could do so and Discord ate him]].

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** The Concept Killing Spear Spear, AKA the [[WeaponOfMassDestruction Most Feared Weapon in Creation]], is a unique case: it's not so much inherently evil or corrupting as so dang dangerous that using it for good is nigh impossible. This is because it [[RetGone erases anyone it kills from existence]] unless used very specifically, as was done with [[spoiler:Rancor to Dark World!Discord]], and everyone who's currently alive because of them, which can cause massive devastation. It was created by a ChildProdigy from Tirek's Chariot of Darkness to kill Cupid and Venus. She succeeded in killing Cupid with it, and the end result was sending countless lives to Oblivion along with him and drastically changing history for the worst, and until [[spoiler:Nightmare Eclipse]] eventually surpassed it, it was the greatest amount of devastation done to reality by a mortal ''ever''. The Spear is so dangerous that Strife (the literal AnthropomorphicPersonification of Conflict itself) considers it unfit to remain in the mortal realm and kept it sealed in her realm, one of the most dangerous places in existence, just to make sure it was never used unless absolutely needed. It's telling that the only reason the Concepts don't just destroy it is because they ''can't'', as [[spoiler:only Destruction could do so and Discord ate him]].
9th Sep '17 6:47:25 PM Godzillawolf
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** Hydia spent a good chunk of her time before dying creating a ''lot'' of these to scatter across Ponyland as a last act of spite on Ponykind. This included the Inspiration Manifestation.
** The Concept Killing Spear is a unique case: it's not so much inherently evil or corrupting as so dang dangerous that using it for good is nigh impossible. This is because it [[RetGone erases anyone it kills from existence]] unless used very specifically, as was done with [[spoiler:Rancor to Dark World!Discord]], and everyone who's currently alive because of them, which can cause massive devastation. It was created by a ChildProdigy from Tirek's Chariot of Darkness to kill Cupid and Venus. She succeeded in killing Cupid with it, and the end result was sending countless lives to Oblivion along with him and drastically changing history for the worst, and until [[spoiler:Nightmare Eclipse]] eventually surpassed it, it was the greatest amount of devastation done to reality by a mortal ''ever''. The Spear is so dangerous that Strife (the literal AnthropomorphicPersonification of Conflict itself) considers it unfit to remain in the mortal realm and kept it sealed in her realm, one of the most dangerous places in existence, just to make sure it was never used unless absolutely needed. It's telling that the only reason the Concepts don't just destroy it is because they ''can't'', as [[spoiler:only Destruction could do so and Discord ate him]].
24th Aug '17 1:38:44 PM DustSnitch
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* The "Key" with the blood of JesusChrist in it from ''Film/DemonKnight''.

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* The "Key" with the blood of JesusChrist [[UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} Jesus Christ]] in it from ''Film/DemonKnight''.
18th Aug '17 9:06:52 AM Njein
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** ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX'' has Shinnok's prized amulet. Various groups seek to use the amulet's power for themselves, but after Shinnok is released from his amulet by Quan Chi, which he then uses it to conquer Earthrealm. [[spoiler:TheStinger of ''MKX'' reveals that after Shinnok was reduced to a mere head, a corrupted Raiden dons it on his chest as a battle trophy.]]
12th Aug '17 10:02:25 AM LavonPapillon1
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* The Inferna Copula from ''WesternAnimation/{{Trollhunters}}'' is a ring that houses the sorcerer/bounty-hunter Angor Rot's soul. Should another wear the ring, Angor's will is forced under the control of the one who wields it.
8th Aug '17 8:09:12 AM BeerBaron
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** A number of artifacts associated with the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Princes]], especially the more [[JerkassGods malevolent ones]], qualify throughout the series. Most don't have an 'air' of "doom" on their own, but the means to acquire them often gives them one. For example, a person carrying Mehrunes Razor or the Mace of Molag Bal had to do ''something'' for the Daedric Prince of [[OmnicidalManiac Destruction]] or the Daedric Prince of [[GodOfEvil Domination and Corruption]] (respectively) to make that person worthy of receiving the artifact.



** Speaking of corruption: there are a few more (mostly daedric) artifacts that could probably qualify for this trope, such as the aptly named Skull of Corruption, which in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' [[spoiler: steals dreams of people and gives them nightmares]] or Mehrunes Razor, though, admittedly, for most of the daedric artifacts it's actually only an 'air' of doom leant by the way they're acquired, such as the Ring of Namira in Skyrim, for which [[spoiler: you have to lure a priest to a cave, murder, and eat him together with a coven of cannibals]].

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** Speaking of corruption: there are a few more (mostly daedric) artifacts that could probably qualify for this trope, such as the aptly named Skull of Corruption, which in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' [[spoiler: steals Skyrim]]''
*** Several Daedric artifacts are acquired by doing some extremely unsavory and "doomy" things. One can [[spoiler:kill their companion, a [[SaintlyChurch Priest of Mara]]]], to acquire the Skull of Corruption, an artifact MagicStaff associated with Vaermina, which gains power by stealing the
dreams of people and gives giving them nightmares]] or Mehrunes Razor, though, admittedly, for most of the daedric artifacts it's actually only an 'air' of doom leant by the way they're acquired, such as nightmares instead. Likewise, the Ring of Namira in Skyrim, for which [[spoiler: you have to lure is acquired by [[spoiler:luring a priest Priest of Arkay to a cave, murder, murdering him, and eat him together ''[[ImAHumanitarian eating him]]'' along with a coven of cannibals]].cannibals]]. The ring then allows you to gain health by consuming the flesh of the dead.
*** The Eye of Magnus, an ancient artifact associated with Magnus, the god who served as the architect for Mundus, the mortal plane, but abandoned it part way through creation. While it's unclear exactly ''what'' it does, it clearly possesses enough raw magical power to potentially destroy the entire world. [[spoiler:Which is exactly what the [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Thalmor]] ambassador to the College of Winterhold tries to do with it]]. Indirectly, the Eye of Magnus doomed the ancient Falmer civilization. Due to both the Ancient Nords and the Falmer vying for control of the Eye, it led to a war in which both Saarthal and the Eye were lost. The Ancient Nords drove the Falmer underground into the arms of the Dwemer, who betrayed, enslaved, and twisted them into the blind, bestial [[{{Morlocks}} Morlock]]-like creatures they are today.
29th Jul '17 1:16:59 PM WillKeaton
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** [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=227302 Worldslayer]]. "Whenever equipped creature [i.e. creature wielding the sword] deals combat damage to a player, destroy all permanents other than Worldslayer."

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** [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=227302 Worldslayer]]. Worldslayer:]] "Whenever equipped creature [i.e. creature wielding the sword] deals combat damage to a player, destroy all permanents other than Worldslayer."
26th Jul '17 11:35:49 AM BeerBaron
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** Throughout the series, the LegendaryWeapon sword, Umbra. In ''Literature/TheElderScrolls'' novels, it was too much for even [[spoiler:Clavicus Vile, a ''[[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]]'', to handle. It steals a good chunk of his power before he manages to get rid of it.]] The sword [[YourSoulIsMine absorbs the souls]] of the people it kills and corrupts the wielder - one to the point where the sword supplanted her identity and she was known by its name as a remorseless killer. Though it has [[GameplayAndStorySegregation no apparent effects in gameplay]], it always has a new wielder by the next game...



** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]]'' has the Numidium, a HumongousMecha of Dwemer craftsmanship which may have been responsible for the Dwemer vanishing utterly. It was used to forge Tiber Septim's empire and each of the main parties wants the Mantella (Numidum's control rod, powered by the soul of the former Imperial Battlemage) for themselves. [[spoiler: [[MultipleEndings Which one gets it is up to the player.]]]]
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' has the Heart of Lorkhan. The literal heart of the dead creator god. The Dwemer tapped into it using the "tools of Kagrenac" (Wraithguard, Keening, and Sunder), causing them to disappear. [[BigBad Dagoth Ur]] and [[PhysicalGod the Tribunal]] then used the tools and the heart to achieve divinity. [[spoiler: [[PlayerCharacter The Nerevarine]] will need to gather the tools and destroy the heart in order to defeat Dagoth Ur.]]
*** Arguably also the ash statues, that [[spoiler: connect people to Dagoth Ur and slowly infect them with corprus]].
** Another cross-game example would be the sword Umbra. In ''Literature/TheElderScrolls'' novels, it was too much for even [[spoiler:Clavicus Vile, a ''Daedric Prince'', to handle. It steals a good chunk of his power before he manages to get rid of it.]] The sword absorbs the souls of the people it kills and corrupts the wielder - one to the point where the sword supplanted her identity and she was known by its name as a remorseless killer. Though it has no apparent effects in gameplay, it always has a new wielder by the next game...

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** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]]'' has the Numidium, a HumongousMecha of Dwemer craftsmanship which may have been responsible for the Dwemer [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent Dwemer]] vanishing utterly. It was used to forge Tiber Septim's empire and each of the main parties wants the Mantella (Numidum's control rod, powered by the soul of the former Imperial Battlemage) Underking, a possible [[GodInHumanForm Shezarrine]]) for themselves. [[spoiler: [[MultipleEndings Which one gets it is up to the player.]]]]
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' has the Heart of Lorkhan. Lorkhan, which crosses over with being a CosmicKeystone. The literal heart of the dead [[GodIsDead "dead" creator god.god]]. The Dwemer tapped into it using the "tools of Kagrenac" (Wraithguard, Keening, and Sunder), causing them to disappear. [[BigBad Dagoth Ur]] and [[PhysicalGod the Tribunal]] then used the tools and the heart to achieve divinity. [[spoiler: [[PlayerCharacter The Nerevarine]] will need to gather the tools and destroy unbind the heart in order to defeat Dagoth Ur.]]
*** Arguably also the
]] The ash statues, that which [[spoiler: connect people to Dagoth Ur and slowly infect them with corprus]].
** Another cross-game example would be the sword Umbra. In ''Literature/TheElderScrolls'' novels, it was too much for even [[spoiler:Clavicus Vile, a ''Daedric Prince'', to handle. It steals a good chunk of his power before he manages to get rid of it.]] The sword absorbs the souls of the people it kills and corrupts the wielder - one to the point where the sword supplanted her identity and she was known by its name as a remorseless killer. Though it has no apparent effects in gameplay, it always has a new wielder by the next game...
corprus]], are another.
23rd Jul '17 1:15:05 AM infernape612
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* The eponymous notebook from ''Manga/DeathNote'' kills those whose names are written in it. This is slightly different from most of the other examples on the list, in that it doesn't appear to be sentient or possess any kind of supernatural corrupting power -- the danger comes entirely from the power it places in the hands of the user, and how he decides to use it. Having power over other people's life and death is what corrupts, not the book. On the other hand, to quote Ryuk, "Don't think somebody who uses a Death Note can go to Heaven or Hell." [[spoiler:What Ryuk doesn't say is that there is no afterlife -- ''nobody'' is going to Heaven or Hell.]] He also mentions (in the very first episode) that the first human that picks up the Death Note will ultimately have their name written down by the Shinigami that dropped it. [[spoiler:Sure enough, following Light's ultimate defeat in the final episode, Ryuk makes good on his promise and writes Light's name into his personal Death Note making it the first, and last time, Ryuk uses his own notebook in the series and finally closing the Kira case.]].

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* The eponymous notebook from ''Manga/DeathNote'' kills those whose names are written in it. This is slightly different from most of the other examples on the list, in that it doesn't appear to be sentient or possess any kind of supernatural corrupting power -- the danger comes entirely from the power it places in the hands of the user, and how he decides to use it. Having power over other people's life and death is what corrupts, not the book. On the other hand, to quote Ryuk, "Don't think somebody who uses a Death Note can go to Heaven or Hell." [[spoiler:What Ryuk doesn't say is that there is no afterlife -- ''nobody'' is going to Heaven or Hell.]] He also mentions (in the very first episode) that the first human that picks up the Death Note will ultimately have their name written down by the Shinigami that dropped it. [[spoiler:Sure enough, following Light's ultimate defeat in the final episode, Ryuk makes good on his promise and writes Light's name into his personal Death Note making it the first, and last time, Ryuk uses his own notebook in the series and finally closing the Kira case.]].]]
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