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31st Jul '16 7:09:42 PM thatother1dude
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* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'': The RunningGag of Roger's golden jewel-encrusted poo (a.k.a. ''"The golden turd"'') (also an ArtifactOfDeath).

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* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'': The RunningGag of Roger's golden jewel-encrusted poo (a.k.a. ''"The golden turd"'') (also an ArtifactOfDeath).turd"''), which people kill each other fighting over.
23rd Jul '16 4:12:31 PM nombretomado
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* The Golden Helmet from CarlBarks' ''Donald Duck'' comic of the same name is a headgear version of the One Ring Of Power. Using an ancient edict, an AmoralAttorney has come up with some legal mumbo jumbo that declares anyone who owns the helmet becomes legal king of North America, and one by one, the heroes succumb to the temptation and decide they don't just want to keep it away from the villain, they want to rule North America themselves! They eventually manage to throw it into Mt. D-- sorry, the ocean, only for it to reappear courtesy of [[LuckyBastard Gladstone Gander]] in a sequel by [[Creator/DonRosa Keno Don Rosa]].

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* The Golden Helmet from CarlBarks' Creator/CarlBarks' ''Donald Duck'' comic of the same name is a headgear version of the One Ring Of Power. Using an ancient edict, an AmoralAttorney has come up with some legal mumbo jumbo that declares anyone who owns the helmet becomes legal king of North America, and one by one, the heroes succumb to the temptation and decide they don't just want to keep it away from the villain, they want to rule North America themselves! They eventually manage to throw it into Mt. D-- sorry, the ocean, only for it to reappear courtesy of [[LuckyBastard Gladstone Gander]] in a sequel by [[Creator/DonRosa Keno Don Rosa]].
17th Jul '16 7:22:41 AM TheUnknownUploader
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8th Jul '16 5:20:23 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "Lesson Zero", Twilight Sparkle's Smarty Pants doll takes this role after she enchants it with a "Want it, Need it" spell, causing practically every pony who sees it to fight each other over it.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "Lesson Zero", Twilight Sparkle's Sparkle can make objects into this using a 'want-it-need-it' spell. She casts it on her Smarty Pants doll takes this role after she enchants it with a "Want it, Need it" spell, in the episode ''Lesson Zero'', causing practically every pony who sees it the whole town to fight each other over it.it.
28th Jun '16 2:44:47 PM Discar
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19th Jun '16 2:10:15 AM Doug86
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* There's an inversion in ''ComicBook/GreenLantern''. Larfleeze, the Orange Lantern of the light of avarice, is the greediest being in the cosmos. How greedy? Everything and even everyone he sees become Artifacts of Attraction for him. He hoards precious and useless things and he even "steals" the people he kills by turning them into "[[LivingMemory ghosts]]" under his control, making up the [[GreenLanternCorps Orange Lantern Corps]].

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* There's an inversion in ''ComicBook/GreenLantern''.''Franchise/GreenLantern''. Larfleeze, the Orange Lantern of the light of avarice, is the greediest being in the cosmos. How greedy? Everything and even everyone he sees become Artifacts of Attraction for him. He hoards precious and useless things and he even "steals" the people he kills by turning them into "[[LivingMemory ghosts]]" under his control, making up the [[GreenLanternCorps Orange Lantern Corps]].Corps.
19th Jun '16 12:40:41 AM Medinoc
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* ''VideoGame/Left4Dead''[='s=] blinking, beeping pipebomb works similarly. Only affects mooks, though.
12th Jun '16 6:00:31 PM Discar
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** ''Literature/{{Warbreaker}}'': [[TheSwordThatSpeaks Nightblood]]. It wasn't designed for this purpose; it was actually designed to destroy evil, but unfortunately a sword has absolutely no idea what evil ''is''. The souls that were used to create it made a democratic guess and decided to define evil as trying to "take the sword and use it for evil purposes, selling it, manipulating and extorting others, that sort of thing." Anyone who is exposed to Nightblood and wants to do any of those things will be compelled to take it and draw it, at which point [[ArtifactOfDeath another of the sword's powers kicks in, and everyone in the area gets slaughtered]]. Those who do ''not'' want to use it for destructive purposes can wield it safely, though it makes them uneasy to touch it. This isn't, however, a perfect test--TheDragon is able to resist the effect because even though he's starting a war over greed and revenge, he ''doesn't'' want to use Nightblood. [[spoiler:In ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'', Szeth proves immune for similar reasons; despite all the evil that he has done, he never wanted to do any of it, so the sword has no affect on him]].

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** ''Literature/{{Warbreaker}}'': [[TheSwordThatSpeaks Nightblood]]. It wasn't designed for this purpose; it was actually designed to destroy evil, but unfortunately a sword has absolutely no idea what evil ''is''. The souls that were used to create it made a democratic guess and decided to define evil as trying to "take the sword and use it for evil purposes, selling it, manipulating and extorting others, that sort of thing." Anyone who is exposed to Nightblood and wants to do any of those things will be compelled to take it and draw it, at which point [[ArtifactOfDeath another of the sword's powers kicks in, and everyone in the area gets slaughtered]]. Those who do ''not'' want to use it for destructive purposes can wield it safely, though it makes them uneasy to touch it. This isn't, however, a perfect test--TheDragon is able to resist the effect because even though he's starting a war over greed and revenge, he ''doesn't'' want to use Nightblood. [[spoiler:In ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'', Szeth proves immune for similar reasons; despite all the evil that he has done, he never wanted to do any of it, so the sword has no affect effect on him]].
12th Jun '16 5:59:40 PM Discar
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* In ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'', Shardblades, which may not have any supernatural attraction, but they're so valuable (there are approximated to be a hundred ''on the planet'') that they may as well.
* Also [[TheSwordThatSpeaks Nightblood]] from the same author's ''Literature/{{Warbreaker}}''; not its primary purpose, but deliberately built in because it was created to destroy evil and needs a mechanism to detect such (since a sword has no innate sense of right and wrong). Essentially, anyone who is exposed to Nightblood ''and'' is someone who would want to wield such a powerful weapon for destructive purposes will be compelled to take it and draw it, at which point [[ArtifactOfDeath another of the sword's powers kicks in]]. Those who do ''not'' want to use it for destructive purposes can wield it safely, though it makes them uneasy to touch it. This isn't, however, a perfect test- TheDragon is able to resist the effect because even though he's a bad guy, he ''doesn't'' want to use Nightblood.

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* In ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'', Shardblades, ** ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'': Shardblades are [[SoulCuttingBlade supernaturally sharp]] and indestructible blades which may not have any supernatural attraction, aren't actually supernaturally attractive, but they're so valuable (there are approximated to be a hundred ''on the planet'') that they may as well.
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** ''Literature/{{Warbreaker}}'':
[[TheSwordThatSpeaks Nightblood]] from the same author's ''Literature/{{Warbreaker}}''; not its primary purpose, but deliberately built in because Nightblood]]. It wasn't designed for this purpose; it was created actually designed to destroy evil and needs a mechanism to detect such (since evil, but unfortunately a sword has absolutely no innate sense of right idea what evil ''is''. The souls that were used to create it made a democratic guess and wrong). Essentially, anyone decided to define evil as trying to "take the sword and use it for evil purposes, selling it, manipulating and extorting others, that sort of thing." Anyone who is exposed to Nightblood ''and'' is someone who would want and wants to wield such a powerful weapon for destructive purposes do any of those things will be compelled to take it and draw it, at which point [[ArtifactOfDeath another of the sword's powers kicks in]].in, and everyone in the area gets slaughtered]]. Those who do ''not'' want to use it for destructive purposes can wield it safely, though it makes them uneasy to touch it. This isn't, however, a perfect test- TheDragon test--TheDragon is able to resist the effect because even though he's starting a bad guy, war over greed and revenge, he ''doesn't'' want to use Nightblood.Nightblood. [[spoiler:In ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'', Szeth proves immune for similar reasons; despite all the evil that he has done, he never wanted to do any of it, so the sword has no affect on him]].
2nd Jun '16 1:39:00 AM PaulA
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* In Creator/TanithLee's ''Literature/TalesFromTheFlatEarth'', Ferazhin has tears that turn into gems, which are in turn fashioned into a beautiful collar. Any mortal who sees it has to have it, causing murder and mayhem.
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