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4th May '16 6:58:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* Parodied in the ''RippingYarns'' episode "The Curse of the Claw."
* The Objects in ''TheLostRoom'' have the potential to be these, but they ''can'' also been used for good. The worst ones, though, are ''very'' dangerous, such as the Deck of Cards, which [[BrownNote subjects you to terrible visions]], and there's at least one combination of Objects with the ability to cause something unspeakably awful.

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* Parodied in the ''RippingYarns'' ''Series/RippingYarns'' episode "The Curse of the Claw."
* The Objects in ''TheLostRoom'' ''Series/TheLostRoom'' have the potential to be these, but they ''can'' also been used for good. The worst ones, though, are ''very'' dangerous, such as the Deck of Cards, which [[BrownNote subjects you to terrible visions]], and there's at least one combination of Objects with the ability to cause something unspeakably awful.
3rd May '16 2:54:31 PM Patcher
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* The Celestial Stone in ''VideoGame/{{Bomberman}} 64: The Second Attack'' is a priceless gem that's said to contain limitless power, but much of it's story is forgotten by time, so it's only natural that when a space pirate finally locates the stone, his body is possessed by an [[SealedEvilInACan ancient demon god of chaos]].

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* The Celestial Stone in ''VideoGame/{{Bomberman}} 64: The Second Attack'' is a priceless gem that's said to contain limitless power, but much of it's its story is forgotten by time, so it's only natural that when a space pirate finally locates the stone, his body is possessed by an [[SealedEvilInACan ancient demon god of chaos]].
2nd May '16 5:41:09 PM TSBasilisk
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*** [[spoiler:The uncorrupted Dragon Soul returns via TimeTravel, and is used to destroy its own creator in the final battle of ''Cataclysm''.]]

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*** [[spoiler:The uncorrupted Dragon Soul returns via TimeTravel, and is used to destroy its own creator in the final battle of ''Cataclysm''.]]''Cataclysm'']].
** The Orb of Domination in ''Warlords of Draenor'' is used by the Shadow Council to corrupt and control the minds of unwilling converts. The player steals it to free Garona [[spoiler:only for the Warden tasked with destroying it to be corrupted herself]].
18th Apr '16 3:20:57 PM DaveE
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** Recently got a big upgrade. [[spoiler: The book is the prison for K'z'k, a recurring BigBad OmnicidalManiac who wants to destroy all of reality and has ''done so'' numerous times. The book is a ClingyMacGuffin because it also contains the pharoah K'z'k was possessing when he was imprisoned, who thanks to the TimeyWimeyBall is in love with Gwynn.]]
18th Apr '16 3:04:35 PM DaveE
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** A daemon's TrueName can qualify. Not a physical artifact in themselves, but they can be contained in such. They corrupt whatever container they're placed in, leading to insanity or death if that happens to be a person's mind, and are one of the only things that can reliably summon or banish greater daemons. Needless to say they are both highly coveted and jealously guarded, and have been the MacGuffin in numerous stories.
8th Apr '16 7:03:25 PM jormis29
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* The Blackened Denarii from ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''. Just ''touching'' a coin is enough to invite the fallen angel bound to it into your mind, where they will toy with your perceptions, offer you power, and eventually turn you into their flesh puppet. Mordite (a.k.a. "deathstone") is worse. Any entity short of an EldritchAbomination will suffer CriticalExistenceFailure simply by being near it.

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* The Blackened Denarii [[ThirtyPiecesOfSilver Denarii]] from ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''. Just ''touching'' a coin is enough to invite the fallen angel bound to it into your mind, where they will toy with your perceptions, offer you power, and eventually turn you into their flesh puppet. Mordite (a.k.a. "deathstone") is worse. Any entity short of an EldritchAbomination will suffer CriticalExistenceFailure simply by being near it.
26th Mar '16 11:10:36 AM Lopiny
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* The Eyeless Skull in ''VideoGame/FallenLondon''. You need to find at least one to unlock the [[BonusDungeon Cave of the Nadir]], but holding on to one for too long will cause you to draw cards that substantially drain your stats when played. The kicker? You ''cannot discard these cards'' until you get rid of the skull.

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* ''VideoGame/FallenLondon'':
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The Eyeless Skull in ''VideoGame/FallenLondon''. Skull. You need to find at least one to unlock the [[BonusDungeon Cave of the Nadir]], but holding on to one for too long will cause you to draw cards that substantially drain your stats when played. The kicker? You ''cannot discard these cards'' until you get rid of the skull.skull.
** This is the true identity of [[spoiler:Jack-Of-Smiles: A large set of Polythremian knives that will possess their wielders with their shared consciousness, and get to murdering everything in sight. The forge that produces them qualifies as well]].
22nd Mar '16 2:11:21 PM Willbyr
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* NabariNoOu - The "Book of the Knowledge of All Living Things" is essentially this though it doesn't necessarily corrupt the holder himself.

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* NabariNoOu ''Manga/NabariNoOu'' - The "Book of the Knowledge of All Living Things" is essentially this though it doesn't necessarily corrupt the holder himself.
10th Mar '16 8:44:23 PM GrammarNavi
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* In the animated series based on ''{{Wildcats}}'', the series MacGuffin that the heroes and villains are in a desperate race to find, the Orb, is an artifact left behind by the {{Precursors}} on Earth that can give anyone power on a cosmic scale. [[spoiler: It's also evil to the core, possibly more evil than the BigBad himself]]. Guess the {{Precursors}} hid the thing on Earth for good reason.

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* In the animated series based on ''{{Wildcats}}'', ''ComicBook/WildCATS'', the series MacGuffin that the heroes and villains are in a desperate race to find, the Orb, is an artifact left behind by the {{Precursors}} on Earth that can give anyone power on a cosmic scale. [[spoiler: It's also evil to the core, possibly more evil than the BigBad himself]]. Guess the {{Precursors}} hid the thing on Earth for good reason.
27th Feb '16 4:24:42 AM Phred
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfPussInBoots'' features the Scimitar, an evil talking sword that bends its user to its will and compels them to kill for it. It turns the heroic Thriffith completely evil, while Puss In Boots manages to subdue it with a little bit of struggle, and the (almost) IncorruptiblePurePureness of Dulcinea allows her to wield it for an extended duration, but even she starts to become gradually more evil as time passes.
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