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22nd Sep '17 9:35:30 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* In ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'' and ''especially'' the prequel ''Manga/FushigiYuugiByakkoSenki'', not only is the ''Universe of TheFourGods'' [[MadeOfIndestructium impossible to destroy]], but no matter how many times its temporary owner Takao Ohsugi stores it away to keep it from swallowing his daughter Suzuno inside, the book alway finds it way out and back to Suzuno's surroundings. [[spoiler: It even happens after the Great Kanto Earthquake, where Suzuno barely escapes from being crushed by her house's debris and finds herself with the Book in her hands... and then the wounded Takao sends her inside the Book, counting on it being indestructible enough to keep her safe in the chaos and destruction.]]
15th Sep '17 12:40:51 PM Baeraad555
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If the MacGuffin is a piece of clothing, it's a ClingyCostume. If it's a living thing, it falls into TheCatCameBack. Compare LoyalPhlebotinum, which can be physically separated from the owner but still only works for its [[TheChosenOne Chosen One]].

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If the MacGuffin is a piece of clothing, it's a ClingyCostume. If it's a living thing, it falls into TheCatCameBack. Compare LoyalPhlebotinum, which can be physically separated from the owner but still only works for its [[TheChosenOne Chosen One]].
One]]. Contrast SlipperyMacGuffin.
9th Sep '17 7:00:45 PM sgamer82
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* ''Anime/MahoujinGuruGuru'' has an award statue that reappears whenever Nike tries to dispose of it.

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* ''Anime/MahoujinGuruGuru'' ''Manga/MagicalCircleGuruGuru'' has an award statue that reappears whenever Nike tries to dispose of it.
7th Sep '17 10:44:24 AM TheWarioBros
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** The Master Sword is this in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild''. Unlike all other weapons, it can't be dropped, thrown or broken, with it merely 'resting' until it recharges if it's used too much. It's also likely this in most other games in the series (since outside of the final battle in Ocarina of Time Link never drops it or has it taken away from him), though the fact ''every'' item he ever picks up is a ClingyMacGuffin with a few odd exceptions means it's hard to be sure.
3rd Sep '17 5:34:27 AM HalcyonDayz
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*** Before being lifted, the curse of the ring also affects the player. If they are not introduced to lycanthropy beforehand[[note]]Ergo, have advanced enough into the [[spoiler: Companions']] questline enough to become werewolves themselves.[[/note]] then all it does is to hog your ring slot for no effect whatsoever. If they ''are'', then they get a rather high chance to transform into a werewolf against their will, multiple times a day instead of the customary once-every-sunrise. And it happens even more frequently when neutral or friendly NPCs are around, who'll instantly want you dead.

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*** Before being lifted, the curse of the ring also affects the player. If they are not introduced to lycanthropy beforehand[[note]]Ergo, have advanced enough into the [[spoiler: Companions']] questline enough to become werewolves themselves.[[/note]] then all it does is to hog your ring slot for no effect whatsoever. If they ''are'', then they get a rather high chance to transform into a werewolf against their will, multiple times a day instead of the customary once-every-sunrise. And it happens even more frequently when neutral or friendly NPCs {{Non Player Character}}s are around, who'll instantly want you dead.
24th Aug '17 11:17:33 PM Nyame
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* In several ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' fics, the Deathly Hallows have been portrayed as unable to be left behind, given away or permanently destroyed.

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* In several ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' fics, the Deathly Hallows have been portrayed as unable to be left behind, given away or permanently destroyed. Some, such as ''FanFic/{{crawlersout}}'', even going as far to have the Deathly Hallows consider Harry their master no matter what time, place, or dimension (s)he's in.
18th Aug '17 3:50:26 PM Steven
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* Information or anything else you post on the internet will be stuck to your persona or name for eternity.
8th Jul '17 12:48:00 PM Milarqui
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* In ''WebComic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', Roy's sword, because of everything he has gone through with it, has become a Legendary Weapon, which counts among its abilities the capability to return to its owner's hand if it is thrown or lost, upon being called to come. This becomes useful when he loses it while in a fight on a zeppelin and they don't have the time to go back for it. [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1078.html See here]].
2nd Jul '17 4:23:31 AM StFan
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* In a ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'' OVA, Naga, on pure impulse, put on a valuable bracelet made out of rare {{Orichalcum}}. Unfortunately, she discovered that she could not take it off. And what's more, a powerful superweapon became attracted to the bracelet and Naga and Lina got chased all over by this creature.

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* In a ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'' OVA, Naga, on pure impulse, put puts on a valuable bracelet made out of rare {{Orichalcum}}. Unfortunately, she discovered discovers that she could not can't take it off. And what's more, a powerful superweapon became attracted to the bracelet and Naga and Lina got chased all over by this creature.



* A chapter of the ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' manga has female!Ranma ending up in a cursed swimsuit with the talking figure of a devil dog adorning it. No amount of efforts can remove it (panda!Genma gets near it with a pair of scissors, but the devil dog's face ''eats them''). The only way to get rid of this curse is to fulfill the swimsuit spirit's wish before the sunset... or it will drag Ranma to the bottom of the sea.

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* A chapter of the ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' manga has female!Ranma female Ranma ending up in a cursed swimsuit with the talking figure of a devil dog adorning it. No amount of efforts can remove it (panda!Genma (panda Genma gets near it with a pair of scissors, but the devil dog's face ''eats them''). The only way to get rid of this curse is to fulfill the swimsuit spirit's wish before the sunset... or it will drag Ranma to the bottom of the sea.



* There's a MickeyMouse comic that combines this trope with MundaneUtility. Mickey receives a cursed miniature sculpture that is so ugly that no-one wants to keep it, but it will remain with the person who found it until they can find someone else to voluntarily accept it. At the end he is still unable to get rid of it, and finds a cave filled with thousands of identical copies of the object. After thinking for a bit, he makes them into keychain holders and starts a booming business selling them, as whoever buys one will never lose their keys again.

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* There's a MickeyMouse ''ComicBook/{{Mickey Mouse|ComicUniverse}} comic that combines this trope with MundaneUtility. Mickey receives a cursed miniature sculpture that is so ugly that no-one wants to keep it, but it will remain with the person who found it until they can find someone else to voluntarily accept it. At the end he is still unable to get rid of it, and finds a cave filled with thousands of identical copies of the object. After thinking for a bit, he makes them into keychain holders and starts a booming business selling them, as whoever buys one will never lose their keys again.



* In several HarryPotter fics the Deathly Hallows have been portrayed as unable to be left behind, given away or permanently destroyed.

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* In several HarryPotter fics ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' fics, the Deathly Hallows have been portrayed as unable to be left behind, given away or permanently destroyed.



* The Piece of Resistance from ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie'', the only thing that can stop the Kragle ([[spoiler: a tube of Krazy Glue]]), is glued to [[IdiotHero Emmet's]] back for most of the film.

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* The Piece of Resistance from ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie'', the only thing that can stop the Kragle ([[spoiler: a ([[spoiler:a tube of Krazy Glue]]), is glued to [[IdiotHero Emmet's]] back for most of the film.



In the book it is noted that ''even if thrown into the sea'' it would eventually find its way back to civilization by compelling some fish to eat it, and if ''buried under a mountain'' it would gnaw on the minds of the person who knew its whereabouts. (And imagine having the willpower to throw even an ordinarily priceless item such as the diamond in ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'' into the sea.) Anyone sufficiently powerful to safeguard it would be tempted to claim it and become the new Ring lord, and it would try to slip away from anyone sufficiently weak to avoid temptation or ability to wield it -- and slip into the hands of someone who could.\\\
The film explained this fairly concisely. The ring cannot be destroyed, except for within Mount Doom. The Ring cannot be guarded, buried or lost again; it will always call out to the nearest person to possess it, and cannot be resisted for long. The Fellowship could not be avoided. However, it's ultimate goal is always to return to its creator.

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In the book it is noted that ''even if thrown into the sea'' it would eventually find its way back to civilization by compelling some fish to eat it, and if ''buried under a mountain'' it would gnaw on the minds of the person who knew its whereabouts. (And imagine having the willpower to throw even an ordinarily priceless item such as the diamond in ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'' ''Film/{{Titanic|1997}}'' into the sea.) Anyone sufficiently powerful to safeguard it would be tempted to claim it and become the new Ring lord, and it would try to slip away from anyone sufficiently weak to avoid temptation or ability to wield it -- and slip into the hands of someone who could.\\\
The film explained this fairly concisely. The ring cannot be destroyed, except for within Mount Doom. The Ring cannot be guarded, buried or lost again; it will always call out to the nearest person to possess it, and cannot be resisted for long. The Fellowship could not be avoided. However, it's its ultimate goal is always to return to its creator.
10th May '17 5:56:48 PM Sabrewing
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* At one point in ''VideoGame/EternalDarkness'', Karim needs to place the ''Tome of Eternal Darkness'' into a special stand to unlock a nearby door. He is literally ''not allowed to move'' until he picks it back up again. It really underscores that all of the humans in the game are being manipulated by forces outside of their control, with the Tome as the conduit.
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