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23rd Jan '17 12:29:43 PM Morgenthaler
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* Creator/AndreNorton created several of the oldest examples of Bond Creatures in western fiction: ''The Beast Master'', Falconers in the ''WitchWorld'' series and more. Probably she was the inspiration for Mercedes Lackey's and Anne [=McCaffrey's=] later evolutions of the concept.

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* Creator/AndreNorton created several of the oldest examples of Bond Creatures in western fiction: ''The Beast Master'', Falconers in the ''WitchWorld'' ''Literature/WitchWorld'' series and more. Probably she was the inspiration for Mercedes Lackey's and Anne [=McCaffrey's=] later evolutions of the concept.
24th Dec '16 3:53:08 PM Discar
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* ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'': Spren are living ideas embodying things like fire, rot, and anger. Several more intelligent varieties of spren have the ability to form bonds with humans. Not only does this give the spren the ability to maintain their sentience in the human realm, but the human gains Surgebinding--the ability to hold [[{{Mana}} Stormlight]] and use it to [[GravityMaster control gravity]], [[MasterOfIllusion craft illusions]], and so on. In [[Literature/TheWayOfKings the first book]], the only bonded spren we see is Sylphrena, a windspren bonded to Kaladin that is turning him into a Windrunner. In [[Literature/WordsOfRadiance the second book]], we see more bonded spren; Pattern is turning Shallan into a Lightweaver, Ivory is turning Jasnah into an Elsecaller, and Wyndle is turning Lift into an Edgedancer.
1st Nov '16 6:28:32 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/LostSoulsMUD'' has a number of guilds built around an empathic bonding faculty vaguely inspired by HisDarkMaterials.

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* ''VideoGame/LostSoulsMUD'' has a number of guilds built around an empathic bonding faculty vaguely inspired by HisDarkMaterials.''Literature/HisDarkMaterials''.
30th Oct '16 9:27:29 AM nombretomado
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* {{GURPS}} has an entire mechanic devoted to these kind of characters (Allies with the summon-able enhancement).
* TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons has a quite a few ways of making these:
** The Kalashtar from {{Eberron}} are a race of humans descended from a group of humans who bonded with psychic entities called Quori. As the original bond members had children, the single Quori spirit was split along the lines of all descendants of the same sex.

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* {{GURPS}} ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' has an entire mechanic devoted to these kind of characters (Allies with the summon-able enhancement).
* TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' has a quite a few ways of making these:
** The Kalashtar from {{Eberron}} ''TabletopGame/{{Eberron}}'' are a race of humans descended from a group of humans who bonded with psychic entities called Quori. As the original bond members had children, the single Quori spirit was split along the lines of all descendants of the same sex.
26th Oct '16 12:38:23 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' has the [[BadassFamily Stark]] children and their [[NobleWolf direwolves]] sharing a unique bond. To an extent other wargs found throughout the story share this with their chosen animal thralls. However, the direwolves and their owners appear to share a deeper connection as Jon notes that Ghost isn't merely a thrall, but actually a part of him.

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* ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' has the [[BadassFamily Stark]] children and their [[NobleWolf direwolves]] sharing a unique bond. To an extent other wargs found throughout the story share this with their chosen animal thralls. However, the direwolves and their owners appear to share a deeper connection as Jon notes that Ghost isn't merely a thrall, but actually a part of him.
19th Oct '16 2:53:20 PM dvorak
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* Edel Raids from ''Manga/ElementalGelade'' are a version that is A) an EquippableAlly, and B) invariably resemble a female human with subdermal jewelery somewhere on her body. They permanently bond with a normal human for the duration of said human's lifetime (usually of her choice, but forcible bondings are common enough), and recharge their powers in a way unique to themselves, but usually involves physical contact and affection. Thete also exist Sting Raids, which are an EvilKnockoff created through implanding a Raid's subdermal jewel in normal women.

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* Edel Raids from ''Manga/ElementalGelade'' are a version that is A) an EquippableAlly, and B) invariably resemble a female human with subdermal jewelery jewelry somewhere on her body. They permanently bond with a normal human for the duration of said human's lifetime (usually of her choice, but forcible bondings are common enough), and recharge their powers in a way unique to themselves, but usually involves physical contact and affection. Thete There also exist Sting Raids, which are an EvilKnockoff created through implanding implanting a Raid's subdermal jewel in into a normal women.woman.
17th Oct '16 10:28:47 PM dvorak
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* Edel Raids from ''Manga/ElementalGelade'' are a version that is A) an EquippableAlly, and B) invariably resemble a female human with subdermal jewelery somewhere on her body. They permanently bond with a normal human for the duration of said human's lifetime (usually of her choice, but forcible bondings are common enough), and recharge their powers in a way unique to themselves, but usually involves physical contact and affection. Thete also exist Sting Raids, which are an EvilKnockoff created through implanding a Raid's subdermal jewel in normal women.
9th Aug '16 10:19:29 PM PaulA
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* The [[{{Dragaera}} Vlad Taltos]] novels play with this trope with Loiosh and Vlad, to the point of being a TakeThat at the Pern novels' fire-lizards.
--> '''"[[PhraseCatcher Shut up Loiosh.]]"'''

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* The [[{{Dragaera}} Vlad Taltos]] Literature/{{Dragaera}} novels featuring Vlad Taltos play with this trope with Loiosh and Vlad, to the point of being a TakeThat at the Pern novels' fire-lizards.
--> '''"[[PhraseCatcher -->''"[[PhraseCatcher Shut up up, Loiosh.]]"''']]"''
29th Jun '16 9:38:55 AM Quanyails
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* In both of [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/4199791 Lupine Horror]]'s stories the respective Harry has multiple of these, although they are mostly sentient human(oid) females. In [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9586702 Fate's Gamble]], these are Servants (from the Nasuverse, especially VisualNovel/{{FateStayNight}}), while in [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/10181533 Reinforced Magic]] they are a book and several [[Familiar animals]] with human forms.

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* In both of [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/4199791 Lupine Horror]]'s stories the respective Harry has multiple of these, although they are mostly sentient human(oid) females. In [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9586702 Fate's Gamble]], these are Servants (from the Nasuverse, especially VisualNovel/{{FateStayNight}}), ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight''), while in [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/10181533 Reinforced Magic]] they are a book and several [[Familiar [[{{Familiar}} animals]] with human forms.
24th Jun '16 11:05:29 AM Doug86
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* Comicbook/GreenLantern [[GreenLanternRing rings]] (Actually, all of the spectrum rings for that matter) seek out hosts that they deem worthy based on their personal settings. Green Lanterns are chosen for their willpower, Red Lanterns for their rage, Yellow Lanterns for their ability to cause fear, etc.

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* Comicbook/GreenLantern Franchise/GreenLantern [[GreenLanternRing rings]] (Actually, all of the spectrum rings for that matter) seek out hosts that they deem worthy based on their personal settings. Green Lanterns are chosen for their willpower, Red Lanterns for their rage, Yellow Lanterns for their ability to cause fear, etc.
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