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25th Jun '16 4:08:48 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Bionicle}}'': The Ignika, Mask of Life. One of its purposes is a reset button for the Matoran Universe... by taking away all the life in the universe should there be things like a never-ending chaotic conflict. And the more conflict in the universe, the shorter its countdown to death is.

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* ''{{Bionicle}}'': ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'': The Ignika, Mask of Life. One of its purposes is a reset button for the Matoran Universe... by taking away all the life in the universe should there be things like a never-ending chaotic conflict. And the more conflict in the universe, the shorter its countdown to death is.
24th Jun '16 4:58:58 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' provides the page image has many cards that will take away life points in exchange for a benefit. Ironically, the page image is not an example- it's an alternate art for [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=630 Mox Jet]], which has no cost and is considered such a GameBreaker that it's a member of the Power Nine. It costs nothing and taps for one black mana, just like a Swamp. But it's an artifact instead of a land, meaning that ''unlike'' a Swamp, it's not restricted to one per turn.
17th Jun '16 9:44:04 AM pointycatears
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* Roger's golden turd, from ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad''. Two men discover it, and one kills the other so he can keep it for himself. He then kills himself by driving his car onto railroad tracks after he finds out his wife is cheating on him. Later, a cop investigating it steals the turd and takes it home, but regrets it and decides to turn it in because [[{{Retirony}} he's going to retire in a week]] and is afraid he'll be found out. His wife then poisons him to prevent him from doing this.

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* Roger's golden turd, from ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad''. Two men discover it, and one kills the other so he can keep it for himself. He then kills himself by driving his car onto railroad tracks after he finds out his wife is cheating on him. Later, a cop investigating it steals the turd and takes it home, but regrets it and decides to turn it in because [[{{Retirony}} he's going to retire in a week]] and is afraid he'll be found out. His wife then poisons him to prevent him from doing this. Then she is arrested for his murder and sentenced to death.
14th Jun '16 9:25:35 PM Doug86
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* The Ultimate Nullifier, seen in ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'' and elsewhere in MarvelComics, can destroy anything, but in doing so destroys its wielder... ''unless'' they perfectly understand who they're nullifying and how they work. Given that the first time the Nullifier is used, it's targeted at ComicBook/{{Galactus}}, destruction of the wielder was inevitable since no mortal can truly comprehend such an EldritchAbomination. Fortunately, Galactus backs down from the mere threat of the Nullifier, as being hit by it would not only kill him, it would be disastrous to TheMultiverse as a whole.

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* The Ultimate Nullifier, seen in ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'' and elsewhere in MarvelComics, Creator/MarvelComics, can destroy anything, but in doing so destroys its wielder... ''unless'' they perfectly understand who they're nullifying and how they work. Given that the first time the Nullifier is used, it's targeted at ComicBook/{{Galactus}}, destruction of the wielder was inevitable since no mortal can truly comprehend such an EldritchAbomination. Fortunately, Galactus backs down from the mere threat of the Nullifier, as being hit by it would not only kill him, it would be disastrous to TheMultiverse as a whole.
23rd May '16 7:59:58 AM Willbyr
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8th Apr '16 10:24:58 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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** TheArkOfTheCovenant, in ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'', supposedly grants the owner great power, and may be used as a Radio to God. However, opening the ark releases the Wrath of God, and anyone who looks upon the spirits that are released dies an extremely gruesome death. Arguably, it's less about ANYONE than "anyone who opens/handles/misuses the Ark with bad intent." The ancient Israelites (at least within the movie 'verse) did use it to make armies invincible and topple kingdoms. The Ark leaves Indy and Marion unharmed less because the angels automatically kill than because Indy knows not to look -- he respects the power of the Ark and by extension the "Hebrew God whose Ark this is". Belloq and ThoseWackyNazis ape Jewish rituals (even {{Lampshaded}} by one of the Nazi officers) and assume they only need to dress up and say the right words to make the magic box work. They don't die so much because they opened the Ark, but because they did so out of hubris (and also, y'know, because they're Nazis, and God is protective of his chosen people).

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** TheArkOfTheCovenant, in ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'', supposedly grants the owner great power, and may be used as a Radio to God. However, opening the ark releases the Wrath of God, and anyone who looks upon the spirits that are released dies an extremely gruesome death. Arguably, it's less about ANYONE ''anyone'' than "anyone anyone who opens/handles/misuses tries to use the Ark with ''with bad intent." intent''. The ancient Israelites (at least within the movie 'verse) did use it to make armies invincible and topple kingdoms. The Ark leaves Indy and Marion unharmed less because the angels automatically kill than because Indy knows not to look -- he respects the power of the Ark and by extension the "Hebrew God whose Ark this is". Belloq and ThoseWackyNazis ape Jewish rituals (even {{Lampshaded}} by one of the Nazi officers) and assume they only need to dress up and say the right words to make the magic box work. They don't die so much because they opened the Ark, but because they did so out of hubris (and also, y'know, because they're Nazis, and God is protective of his chosen people).hubris.
8th Apr '16 10:20:38 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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** TheArkOfTheCovenant, in ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'', supposedly grants the owner great power, and may be used as a Radio to God. However, opening the ark releases the Wrath of God, and anyone who looks upon the spirits that are released dies an extremely gruesome death. Arguably, it's less about ANYONE than "anyone who opens/handles/misuses the Ark with bad intent." The ancient Israelites (at least within the movie 'verse) did use it to make armies invincible and topple kingdoms. The Ark leaves Indy and Marion unharmed less because the angels automatically kill than because Indy knows not to look -- he respects the power of the Ark and by extension the "Hebrew God whose Ark this is". Belloq and the Nazis ape Jewish rituals (even {{Lampshaded}} by one of the Nazi officers) and assume they only need to dress up and say the right words to make the magic box work. They don't die so much because they opened the Ark, but because they did so out of hubris.

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** TheArkOfTheCovenant, in ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'', supposedly grants the owner great power, and may be used as a Radio to God. However, opening the ark releases the Wrath of God, and anyone who looks upon the spirits that are released dies an extremely gruesome death. Arguably, it's less about ANYONE than "anyone who opens/handles/misuses the Ark with bad intent." The ancient Israelites (at least within the movie 'verse) did use it to make armies invincible and topple kingdoms. The Ark leaves Indy and Marion unharmed less because the angels automatically kill than because Indy knows not to look -- he respects the power of the Ark and by extension the "Hebrew God whose Ark this is". Belloq and the Nazis ThoseWackyNazis ape Jewish rituals (even {{Lampshaded}} by one of the Nazi officers) and assume they only need to dress up and say the right words to make the magic box work. They don't die so much because they opened the Ark, but because they did so out of hubris.hubris (and also, y'know, because they're Nazis, and God is protective of his chosen people).



** In short, the moral of both movies is probably, "Don't take things that belong to someone else, ''especially'' things with powers bestowed by the will of God himself". Of course, as obvious as that should be, the villains in the movies [[TooDumbToLive clearly didn't know better]].

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** In short, the moral of both movies is probably, "Don't take things that belong to someone else, ''especially'' things with powers bestowed by the will of God himself". Of course, as obvious as that should be, the villains in the movies [[TooDumbToLive [[GenreBlind clearly didn't know better]].
30th Mar '16 6:58:38 AM DarkDuel
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* 'La Fin Absolue du Monde' in the ''Series/MastersOfHorror'' episode "Cigarette Burns". Pretty much anyone involved in the production of this film-within-a-film died because of it, as do people who try to go look for it.

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* 'La Fin Absolue du Monde' in the ''Series/MastersOfHorror'' episode "Cigarette Burns". Pretty much anyone involved in the production of this film-within-a-film died because of it, as do people who try to go look for it. Somewhat appropriately, the title translates from French to "The Absolute End of the World".
29th Mar '16 9:59:28 PM ObsidianFire
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* One of three henchmen tasked with retrieving {{McGuffin}}s for fully regenerating the Mummy in ''Film/TheMummyReturns'' is GenreSavvy enough to know that what they're doing is cursed...so much so that another of the henchmen [[LampshadeHanging teases him harshly about his continual warnings]]. Turns out, his warnings were all too true. That said, it never actually stops him from doing any of it or even just hightailing it out of there.

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* One of three henchmen tasked with retrieving {{McGuffin}}s for fully regenerating the Mummy in ''Film/TheMummyReturns'' is GenreSavvy smart enough to know that what they're doing is cursed...so much so that another of the henchmen [[LampshadeHanging teases him harshly about his continual warnings]]. Turns out, his warnings were all too true. That said, it never actually stops him from doing any of it or even just hightailing it out of there.
29th Mar '16 2:18:16 AM jormis29
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* The Ark of the Covenant in ''Literature/TheBible''. If anyone who wasn't ''specifically authorized'' to touch the Ark did so, God would kill them right there.

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* The Ark of the Covenant TheArkOfTheCovenant in ''Literature/TheBible''. If anyone who wasn't ''specifically authorized'' to touch the Ark did so, God would kill them right there.
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