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9th Feb '16 6:18:18 PM DarkStarling
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** In The Fellowship of the Ring, the treasures from the tomb of the Barrow Wight are cursed. Since the only way to break the curse is to give the treasure away freely, this is probably the form it would take.
3rd Jan '16 5:08:37 PM Darksilverhawk
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* ''Webcomic/{{Nodwick}}'' has "This One Ring" as a parody of The One Ring, from [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings you know where]]. It didn't do anything and was eventually replaced by "This One Rock". Which also did nothing. Everyone still wanted both of them.
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* ''Webcomic/{{Nodwick}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Nodwick}}'' has "This One Ring" as a parody of The One Ring, from [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings you know where]]. It didn't do anything and was eventually replaced by "This One Rock". Which also did nothing. Everyone still wanted both of them.
12th Nov '15 8:37:24 PM WillBGood
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* From the quotation on the beginning of the post: the precious ring of ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings''. This is an especially dark example, given that Smagol ''murders his best friend'' not two minutes after merely seeing the ring, just to get it for himself.
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* From the quotation on the beginning of the post: The Trope Illustrator: the precious ring of ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings''. This is an especially dark example, given that Smagol ''murders his best friend'' not two minutes after merely seeing the ring, just to get it for himself.

* The Elder Wand in ''Literature/HarryPotter'', a wand so powerful that nearly every person who has ever owned it was murdered by someone else who wanted it. The only known exceptions have been [[spoiler:Dumbledore (who died for other reasons), Draco Malfoy (who never realized its significance until it escaped his grasp), and Harry himself (who decided it was too risky for him to use).]] [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane Possibly]] {{subverted}} given that nearly every owner has also ''[[TooDumbToLive bragged]]'' that their wand made them invincible. Thus leading to others killing them for it. ** Though it's still a powerul wand so it's probably a very Downgraded version. It's touched upon when Harry catches Ron and Hermione looking it at "with a reverance that even in his sleep-befuddled state, he didn't like."
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* The Elder Wand in ''Literature/HarryPotter'', a wand so powerful that nearly every person who has ever owned it was murdered by someone else who wanted it. The only known exceptions have been [[spoiler:Dumbledore (who died for other reasons), Draco Malfoy (who never realized its significance until it escaped his grasp), and Harry himself (who decided it was too risky for him to use).]] ]] [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane Possibly]] {{subverted}} given that nearly every owner has also ''[[TooDumbToLive bragged]]'' that their wand made them invincible. Thus leading to others killing them for it. ** Though it's still a powerul powerful wand so it's probably a very Downgraded version. It's touched upon when Harry catches Ron and Hermione looking it at "with a reverance that even in his sleep-befuddled state, he didn't like."
26th Aug '15 9:13:15 AM Leid
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*In the Literature/{{Worm}} fanfic, ''FanFic/{{Intrepid}}'', Benjamin's power as a Master-Stranger is his ability to dedicate an item into something everyone who hears his voice will want. They'll be willing to do anything to get it, including [[AppleOfDiscord fighting their allies]].
26th Aug '15 6:22:56 AM DVB
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* The Elder Wand in ''Literature/HarryPotter'', a wand so powerful that nearly every person who has ever owned it was murdered by someone else who wanted it. The only known exceptions have been [[spoiler:Dumbledore (who died for other reasons), Draco Malfoy (who never realized its significance until it escaped his grasp), and Harry himself (who decided it was too risky for him to use).]] [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane Possibly]] {{subverted}} given that nearly every owner has also ''[[TooDumbToLive bragged]]'' that their wand made them invincible. Thus leading to others killing them for it.
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* The Elder Wand in ''Literature/HarryPotter'', a wand so powerful that nearly every person who has ever owned it was murdered by someone else who wanted it. The only known exceptions have been [[spoiler:Dumbledore (who died for other reasons), Draco Malfoy (who never realized its significance until it escaped his grasp), and Harry himself (who decided it was too risky for him to use).]] ]] [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane Possibly]] {{subverted}} given that nearly every owner has also ''[[TooDumbToLive bragged]]'' that their wand made them invincible. Thus leading to others killing them for it.it. ** Though it's still a powerul wand so it's probably a very Downgraded version. It's touched upon when Harry catches Ron and Hermione looking it at "with a reverance that even in his sleep-befuddled state, he didn't like."
23rd Aug '15 4:01:07 PM Leid
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* In the Literature/{{Worm}} x Videogame/{{Dishonored}} crossover fanfic, ''FanFic/AChangeOfPace'', the Runes are this to Taylor. The first time she finds one, she's flat-out drawn to it until Glory Girl pulls her away and later goes on to hunt down more of them. She's reasonably freaked out about the effects they have on her.
12th Aug '15 11:31:51 AM HighCrate
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* The Elder Wand in ''Literature/HarryPotter'', a wand so powerful that nearly every person who has ever owned it was murdered by someone else who wanted it. The only known exceptions have been [[spoiler:Dumbledore (who died for other reasons), Draco Malfoy (who never realized its significance until it escaped his grasp), and Harry himself (who decided it was too risky for him to use).]] Possibly subverted given that nearly every owner has also ''[[TooDumbToLive bragged]]'' that their wand made them invincible. Thus leading to others killing them for it.
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* The Elder Wand in ''Literature/HarryPotter'', a wand so powerful that nearly every person who has ever owned it was murdered by someone else who wanted it. The only known exceptions have been [[spoiler:Dumbledore (who died for other reasons), Draco Malfoy (who never realized its significance until it escaped his grasp), and Harry himself (who decided it was too risky for him to use).]] Possibly subverted [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane Possibly]] {{subverted}} given that nearly every owner has also ''[[TooDumbToLive bragged]]'' that their wand made them invincible. Thus leading to others killing them for it.
12th Aug '15 11:29:33 AM HighCrate
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They have special powers— they could have relighted the Two Trees— but they don't confer them on the possessor.
** The title Silmarils in ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'' are a prime example of Artifacts of Attraction. They don't have any special powers and possessing them provides the owner with no benefits whatsoever. But when Finw (the creator Fanor's father) is murdered and his murderer Morgoth (the local Devil stand-in) takes them with him just because they looked interesting, Fanor swears revenge and makes an oath that he, his sons, and their people will not rest until the murder is avenged and the three jewels returned to their rightful owners. 500 years and no less than seven battles of epic proportions later, almost the entire High Elven nobility has been wiped out one after another, thousands if not millions of elves have been killed by orcs or other elves, and the entire region of Beleriand has been swallowed by the ocean, just because eight elves did not KnowWhenToFoldEm.\\\
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** The title Silmarils in ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'' are a prime example of Artifacts of Attraction. They don't have confer any special powers and possessing them provides the owner with no benefits whatsoever. But when Finw (the creator Fanor's father) is murdered and his murderer Morgoth (the local Devil stand-in) takes them with him just because they looked interesting, Fanor swears revenge and makes an oath that he, his sons, and their people will not rest until the murder is avenged and the three jewels returned to their rightful owners. 500 years and no less than seven battles of epic proportions later, almost the entire High Elven nobility has been wiped out one after another, thousands if not millions of elves have been killed by orcs or other elves, and the entire region of Beleriand has been swallowed by the ocean, just because eight elves did not KnowWhenToFoldEm.\\\
9th Aug '15 10:11:22 AM SetsunasaNiWa
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cleaning Captain Obvious trope sinkhole use, project thread here
* The "World's Most Interesting Bomb" in ''VideoGame/{{MDK}}''. Dropping it causes every enemy to drop what they're doing and run up to ogle the bomb. [[CaptainObvious Which then explodes.]]
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* The "World's Most Interesting Bomb" in ''VideoGame/{{MDK}}''. Dropping it causes every enemy to drop what they're doing and run up to ogle the bomb. [[CaptainObvious Which then explodes.]]
30th Jun '15 12:06:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* South Korean film ''The Red Shoes'' has the eponymous (highly cursed) red shoes. Every woman who sees them wants to wear them, and will even steal them from treasured friends to do so. Once put on they get murdered horribly by a ghost.
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* South Korean film ''The Red Shoes'' ''Film/TheRedShoes2005'' has the eponymous (highly cursed) red shoes. Every woman who sees them wants to wear them, and will even steal them from treasured friends to do so. Once put on they get murdered horribly by a ghost.
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