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16th Sep '16 11:25:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TechInfantry'' has the magical sword Kuar, which grants you invisibility and increasing magical power, then sucks out our soul. There is also The Orb, a mystical artifact of untold power which is sought by the Caal.

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* ''TechInfantry'' ''TabletopGame/TechInfantry'' has the magical sword Kuar, which grants you invisibility and increasing magical power, then sucks out our soul. There is also The Orb, a mystical artifact of untold power which is sought by the Caal.
8th Sep '16 12:33:11 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* The Book of Darkness from ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'', which grants ultimate power to its user upon filling its [[NumberOfTheBeast 666 pages]]. Oh, and it takes over said user once said pages are filled and goes on an [[OmnicidalManiac omnicidal rampage]] until it burns itself out [[ArtifactOfDeath together with said user]], whereupon it [[BackFromTheDead resurfaces somewhere else]] to snooker another mage. The guardians that accompany it never mention that part [[LaserGuidedAmnesia for some reason]]. If you're GenreSavvy enough to not use it, it will just eat your life force instead. [[spoiler: It's an interesting case, in that the only reason it's an Artifact of Doom is that it's malfunctioning. As it originally was, it was a harmless book meant to store knowledge of magic from all over the universe.]]

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* The Book of Darkness from ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'', which grants ultimate power to its user upon filling its [[NumberOfTheBeast 666 pages]]. Oh, and it takes over said user once said pages are filled and goes on an [[OmnicidalManiac omnicidal rampage]] until it burns itself out [[ArtifactOfDeath together with said user]], whereupon it [[BackFromTheDead resurfaces somewhere else]] to snooker another mage. The guardians that accompany it never mention that part [[LaserGuidedAmnesia for some reason]]. If you're GenreSavvy savvy enough to not use it, it will just eat your life force instead. [[spoiler: It's an interesting case, in that the only reason it's an Artifact of Doom is that it's malfunctioning. As it originally was, it was a harmless book meant to store knowledge of magic from all over the universe.]]



* Averted in ''Series/DoctorWho''. The ancient [[SufficientlyAdvancedAliens Time Lords]] created The Moment, an ultimate weapon described as a "galaxy eater" and possessed of the power to control time. However, they were GenreSavvy enough to know just how tempting the power of such an ultimate weapon would be. So they deliberately gave it a sentient, telepathic, user interface as well as a ''conscience'' and the right to pass judgment on anyone who actually uses it. The Moment will try to dissuade any potential user. Despite the awesome scale of the Time War, the Time Lords were scared to dust off The Moment and use it for fear of what it do to them as punishment.

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* Averted in ''Series/DoctorWho''. The ancient [[SufficientlyAdvancedAliens Time Lords]] created The Moment, an ultimate weapon described as a "galaxy eater" and possessed of the power to control time. However, they were GenreSavvy savvy enough to know just how tempting the power of such an ultimate weapon would be. So they deliberately gave it a sentient, telepathic, user interface as well as a ''conscience'' and the right to pass judgment on anyone who actually uses it. The Moment will try to dissuade any potential user. Despite the awesome scale of the Time War, the Time Lords were scared to dust off The Moment and use it for fear of what it do to them as punishment.



** At least Revan was a bit GenreSavvy about it, unlike Malak...
30th Aug '16 5:42:59 AM HelljmprRookie
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* The Frozen Flame, from Chrono Cross. It's one of the most desirable "treasure" of El Nido and almost everyone wants to get it and have a life of fortune. In reality however it's a fragment of Lavos, and if you aren't the Arbiter [[spoiler:(Serge, the 17 year old boy that lives on Arni Village)]], having contact with it results in death. Oh, and it's also the source of power of [[spoiler: Chronopolis and it can't be accesed because the arbiter is now someone else.]] In a nutshell the thing is wanted by every single Big Bad of the game.

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* The Frozen Flame, from Chrono Cross. It's one of the most desirable "treasure" of El Nido and almost everyone wants to get it and have a life of fortune. In reality however it's a fragment of Lavos, and if you aren't the Arbiter [[spoiler:(Serge, the 17 year old boy that lives on Arni Village)]], having contact with it results in death. Oh, and it's also the source of power of [[spoiler: Chronopolis and it can't be accesed accessed because the arbiter is now someone else.]] In a nutshell the thing is wanted by every single Big Bad of the game.
30th Aug '16 5:41:27 AM HelljmprRookie
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* The Frozen Flame, from Chrono Cross. It's one of the most desirable "treasure" of El Nido and almost everyone want to get it and have a life of fortune. In reality however it's a fragment of Lavos, and if you aren't the Arbiter [[spoiler:(Serge, the 17 year old boy that lives on Arni Village)]], having contact with it results in death. Oh, and it's also the source of power of [[spoiler: Chronopolis and it can't be accesed because the arbiter is now someone else.]] In a nutshell the thing is wanted by every single Big Bad of the game.

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* The Frozen Flame, from Chrono Cross. It's one of the most desirable "treasure" of El Nido and almost everyone want wants to get it and have a life of fortune. In reality however it's a fragment of Lavos, and if you aren't the Arbiter [[spoiler:(Serge, the 17 year old boy that lives on Arni Village)]], having contact with it results in death. Oh, and it's also the source of power of [[spoiler: Chronopolis and it can't be accesed because the arbiter is now someone else.]] In a nutshell the thing is wanted by every single Big Bad of the game.
25th Aug '16 5:26:38 PM Doug86
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* Myth/GreekMythology: The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Necklace_of_Harmonia Necklace of Harmonia]], which was made by Hephaestus, for his wife Aphrodite's illegitimate daughter Harmonia. It allowed any woman that wore it to remain [[TheAgeless eternally young and beautiful]], but was also cursed to bring disaster to its owners. It was worn by the queens and princesses of Thebes, most notably Jocasta, the wife/mother of Oedipus.

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* Myth/GreekMythology: Myth/ClassicalMythology: The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Necklace_of_Harmonia Necklace of Harmonia]], which was made by Hephaestus, for his wife Aphrodite's illegitimate daughter Harmonia. It allowed any woman that wore it to remain [[TheAgeless eternally young and beautiful]], but was also cursed to bring disaster to its owners. It was worn by the queens and princesses of Thebes, most notably Jocasta, the wife/mother of Oedipus.
24th Aug '16 5:43:07 PM superkeijikun
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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'''.]]
12th Aug '16 8:21:14 AM ZimFan89
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** the Alicorn Amulet is also this, with the twist that it actively ''wants'' a member of Trixie's bloodline to use it because [[spoiler:Trixie's ancestor Magic Star created it in the first place using the Rainbow of Darkness as the materials.]] Another twist is the Amulet originally ''wasn't'' this trope, it was corrupted when it [[spoiler:was used to seal away the majority of the evil PureMagicBeing Lilith, the First Witch, in order to defeat her]].

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** the The Alicorn Amulet is also this, with the twist that it actively ''wants'' a member of Trixie's bloodline to use it because [[spoiler:Trixie's ancestor Magic Star created it in the first place using the Rainbow of Darkness as the materials.]] Another twist is the Amulet originally ''wasn't'' this trope, it was corrupted when it [[spoiler:was used to seal away the majority of the evil PureMagicBeing Lilith, the First Witch, in order to defeat her]].


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* The ''Fanfic/FacingTheFutureSeries'' story ''Royal Occupation'' has the Scepter of Fay, which makes anyone who possesses an Amulet of Aragon [[RealityWarper all powerful]].
2nd Aug '16 1:40:44 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''
** The [=titular=] ''Halo Array'' is a network of [[LostTechnology ancient stellar megastructures]] scattered across the galaxy. When activated from Installation 00 - the Ark - in a single, synchronized event, the Halo Array annihilates all ''thinking'' life in the galaxy - including the local EldritchAbomination.
** The Forerunners who built the Array were forced to fire this weapon to end [[TheVirus the Flood]] threat; they were believed to have all perished and fall into extinction as a result, but not before they ordered their AIs to reseed life across the galaxy ''postbellum'' with the specimens they had gathered and sheltered for preservation.
** The entire ''Halo'' trilogy - the first three games - is spent trying to stop [[ScaryDogmaticAliens the Covenant]] from activating the Halos in their demented belief that doing so will make them into [[{{AscendtoaHigherPlaneofExistence}} Gods]]... while also preventing the resurgent Flood from eating every living thing in sight ''at the same time''.
27th Jul '16 3:49:58 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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** Later in the series there's the Scepter of Dul-Aman. It gives the wielder (Tucker) neat powers, but it also causes him to become proud and imperious.
24th Jul '16 9:18:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Rings in ''VideoGame/SagaFrontier''.
** The Egg from ''VideoGame/SaGaFrontier2''.
* The Silver Armlet from ''BeyondOasis''

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* %%* The Rings in ''VideoGame/SagaFrontier''.
** %%** The Egg from ''VideoGame/SaGaFrontier2''.
* %%* The Silver Armlet from ''BeyondOasis''''VideoGame/BeyondOasis''
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