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24th Apr '18 6:40:54 AM angie710
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** Claims are often made nowadays that the historical ark was some sort of capacitor or otherwise was electrically charged, and therefore the smitings of non-priests who touched it were because they weren't wearing the holy (and electrically insular) robes of the priests. ''Series/MythBusters'' tested this. It is possible, with the technology of the time, for the ark to have been electrically charged. Historians just can't ''prove'' that it was. The relatively low power of the shock would be more 'startling' then 'divine smiting', though.

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** Claims are often made nowadays that the historical ark was some sort of capacitor or otherwise was electrically charged, and therefore the smitings of non-priests who touched it were because they weren't wearing the holy (and electrically insular) robes of the priests. ''Series/MythBusters'' tested this. It is possible, with the technology of the time, for the ark to have been electrically charged. Historians just can't ''prove'' that it was. The relatively low power of the shock would be more 'startling' then 'divine smiting', though. (More like walking across a carpet in sneakers, and then touching a metal object than a BoltOfDivineRetribution, in other words.)
24th Apr '18 6:39:20 AM angie710
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* In Hawaiian Mythology, lava rocks and black sand are considered to be the children of Pele the Fire Goddess. As such, taking them away from where you found them is considered to be ''kidnapping them'', and will awaken Pele's MamaBear tendencies, bringing misfortune into your life until they are returned to their rightful place. Many such stones are returned to Hawaii after people who take them attribute them to whatever misfortunes have befallen them.
19th Mar '18 1:35:02 AM Naram-Sin
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* Some books are supposedly popular with murderers, such as ''Literature/CrimeAndPunishment'', ''Literature/TheDayOfTheJackal'', and specially ''Literature/TheCatcherInTheRye''. Fans of the latter include Mark David Chapman, Charles Manson, Lee Harvey Oswald, John Hickley Jr, Sirhan Sirhan and Robert John Bardo. Some conspiracy theorists actually believe that ''The Catcher in the Rye'' was created as part of the CIA's MK Ultra program to brainwash people and make them kill.
11th Mar '18 3:03:52 PM shawn_allen
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* On ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', Roger the alien pooped out a solid gold turd encrusted with diamonds. It has been passed from human to human, each murdering the last possessor, then becoming despondent over the act.
26th Feb '18 10:36:02 PM DarkHunter
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* ''VideoGame/{{Utawarerumono}}'': The Akuruka masks, inferior copies of [[PhysicalGod Uitsalnemitea's]] mask. Anyone who wears one gains godlike power... at the cost of the Akuruka draining their lifeforce. Eventually, anyone who uses one ''will'' see their body dissolve into salt. The level of power gained depends on how many "generations" removed the masks are from the original: [[spoiler:the prototype Akuruka potentially allows the user to gain RealityWarper powers, but will drain their lifeforce in a single use. The four second-generation Akuruka "merely" turn their user into a {{Kaiju}} capable of combating entire armies, and can be used multiple times before taking their toll. The mass-produced third-generation masks just mutate the user into a tough monster on par with an elite soldier, and cause them to lose their sanity.]]
6th Jan '18 7:01:06 PM Lopiny
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->''This loathsome relic has left a trail of corpses in the wake of its passage from one owner to the next, with every victim having conspicuously succumbed in a similar manner to increasingly unbridled and self-destructive desires.''
-->--'''The Coveted's description''', ''Videogame/SaltAndSanctuary''
24th Oct '17 1:18:11 PM X2X
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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".

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* 'La Fin Absolue du Monde' in the ''Series/MastersOfHorror'' episode "Cigarette Burns". 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".World."



* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Necklace_of_Harmonia Necklace of Harmonia]] in Myth/ClassicalMythology was cursed. It did not harm to Harmonia herself (she being divine) but every mortal descendant who owned it came to a bad end, or brought misfortune on her family. Betrayal, murder, and tragic deaths followed the necklace from legend to legend.

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* The [[http://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Necklace_of_Harmonia Necklace of Harmonia]] in Myth/ClassicalMythology was cursed. It did not harm to Harmonia herself (she being divine) but every mortal descendant who owned it came to a bad end, or brought misfortune on her family. Betrayal, murder, and tragic deaths followed the necklace from legend to legend.



* While in-story it's an EmpathicWeapon [[ArtifactOfDoom of]] [[EvilWeapon evil]], [[VideoGame/SoulSeries Soul Edge]] in-game is this for most characters in ''VideoGame/Soulcalibur II'', whether it's gradual over time or whenever you hit with an attack, though in some cases if you land a hit you [[EnergyAbsorption get an equal amount of health back]]. And everyone has their own version of this, even the [[GuestFighter guest characters]].

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* While in-story it's an EmpathicWeapon [[ArtifactOfDoom of]] [[EvilWeapon evil]], [[VideoGame/SoulSeries Soul Edge]] in-game is this for most characters in ''VideoGame/Soulcalibur II'', ''[[VideoGame/SoulSeries Soulcalibur II]]'', whether it's gradual over time or whenever you hit with an attack, though in some cases if you land a hit you [[EnergyAbsorption get an equal amount of health back]]. And everyone has their own version of this, even the [[GuestFighter guest characters]].
6th Oct '17 9:15:34 AM angie710
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If an artifact is intended for the ChosenOne and reserves its dangerous side effects only for ''other'' persons who try to use it, it's an instance of OnlyTheChosenMayWield (and/or possibly an EmpathicWeapon).

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If an artifact is intended for the ChosenOne and reserves its dangerous side effects only for ''other'' persons who try to use it, it's an instance of OnlyTheChosenMayWield (and/or possibly an EmpathicWeapon).
EmpathicWeapon). If it is a sacred object and/or imbued with divine supernatural powers, that's HolyIsNotSafe.
4th Sep '17 8:52:06 PM PaulA
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* The Shining Trapezohedron from Creator/HPLovecraft's ''Haunter in the Dark''. Gazing into it allows you to see into the audient void and learn things man was not meant to learn, but the downside is that it also summons the god Nyarlathotep (or rather one of his many avatars) to hunt you down and kill/possess you.

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* The Shining Trapezohedron from Creator/HPLovecraft's ''Haunter in "The Haunter of the Dark''.Dark". Gazing into it allows you to see into the audient void and learn things man was not meant to learn, but the downside is that it also summons the god Nyarlathotep (or rather one of his many avatars) to hunt you down and kill/possess you.
2nd Aug '17 8:36:36 AM Nyame
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** The Peverell ring is cursed by Voldemort to rapidly kill anyone who owns it. Dumbledore very nearly succumbs to the curse, and only survives thanks to quick thinking by Professor Snape. He still believes that it will probably kill him within a year. [[spoiler:And it would have, if not for him [[ThanatosGambit dying by other means]].]]

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** The Peverell ring is cursed by Voldemort to rapidly kill anyone who owns it. Dumbledore very nearly succumbs to the curse, and only survives thanks to quick thinking by Professor Snape. He still believes that it will probably kill him within a year. [[spoiler:And it would have, if not for him [[ThanatosGambit dying by other means]].]] Said ring also happened to be the Resurrection Stone (another one of the Deathly Hallows, like the Elder Wand), which could also induce death in its own way, at least according to the tale from which the Hallows are from]].
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