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21st May '18 8:54:53 PM LummoxJR
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* Literature/TheAffix always chooses a keeper. After its former keeper passed away and Mike found it in a storage unit, it stuck with him even after multiple attempts to get rid of it. His final attempt, getting his more responsible friend Matt to hold onto it, worked: by the Affix now choosing Matt as its new keeper. Then it [[OhCrap wakes up]], ratcheting its causality-breaking ways UpToEleven.
13th May '18 7:44:37 PM VVK
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* The self-replicating, seemingly-useless artifact known as the "si" from ''VideoGame/AncientDomainsOfMystery'' can cause major problems if a player tries running the Infinite Dungeon while carrying it. Extra sis can't be ditched inside the Infinite Dungeon, and the artifact will copy itself, over and over, until the player finds himself crushed under the weight of hundreds of them.

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* ''VideoGame/AncientDomainsOfMystery''
** {{Downplayed}} with ordinary cursed items (that is, ones that have the "cursed" status): once equipped, they can't be unequipped because you can't bring yourself to do it, even if the item is somehow killing you. Remove the cursed status, though, or somehow get the item destroyed, and the problem is solved. "Trapped" armour is a step further because it can only be removed by destroying it.
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The self-replicating, seemingly-useless seemingly useless artifact known as the "si" from ''VideoGame/AncientDomainsOfMystery'' can cause major problems if a player tries running the Infinite Dungeon while carrying it. Extra sis can't be ditched inside the Infinite Dungeon, and the artifact will copy itself, over and over, until the player finds himself crushed under the weight of hundreds of them.
20th Apr '18 6:50:44 PM nombretomado
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* Many objects in sci-fi/horror anthology shows fall into the evil stalker category: the "Talky Tina" doll and the guitar in ''Series/TheTwilightZone'', the Curious Camera in ''Series/AreYouAfraidOfTheDark''...

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* Many objects in sci-fi/horror anthology shows fall into the evil stalker category: the "Talky Tina" doll and the guitar in ''Series/TheTwilightZone'', ''Series/{{The Twilight Zone|1959}}'', the Curious Camera in ''Series/AreYouAfraidOfTheDark''...
12th Mar '18 11:56:38 PM wolftickets1969
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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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* At one point in ''VideoGame/EternalDarkness'', Karim needs to place the ''Tome ''[[TomeOfEldritchLore Tome of Eternal Darkness'' 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.
4th Mar '18 9:57:47 PM Kotomikun
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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, its ultimate goal is always to return to its creator.

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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, its ultimate goal is always to return to its creator. Though no characters bring up the issue in advance, this all begs the question of why its psychic influence would allow someone to intentionally carry it to the volcano and throw it in, and in the end it turns out [[spoiler:destroying it on purpose is impossible, but it ''can'' be destroyed by accident. Frodo and Sam reach the necessary lava pit but cannot bring themselves to throw it in, despite their racial resistance to its power. Gollum shows up, steals the ring and, while celebrating his success, trips and falls into the lava. In the movie version he falls in when Frodo attacks him to take the ring back (for himself, not to destroy it).]]
20th Feb '18 3:39:29 AM PedanticSpeaker
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* Invoked and parodied in [[Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures Dan and Mab's Furry Adventures]] when [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1305.php Mab tries to explain away]] some [[BearTrap bear traps]] as [[LiteralTrope aggressive earrings]]:

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* Invoked Invoked, taken literally, and parodied in [[Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures Dan and Mab's Furry Adventures]] when [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1305.php Mab tries to explain away]] some [[BearTrap bear traps]] as [[LiteralTrope aggressive earrings]]:"aggressive earrings":
20th Feb '18 3:36:43 AM PedanticSpeaker
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* Invoked and parodied in [[Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures Dan and Mab's Furry Adventures]] when [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1305.php Mab tries to explain away]] some [[BearTrap bear traps]] as [[LiteralTrope aggressive earrings]]:
--> '''Alexsi:''' They're not on your ears Mab.
--> '''Mab:''' Very aggressive earrings with very bad aim!
9th Feb '18 11:52:43 AM PaladinPhoenix
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*** One notable exception is the Sword of Destruction in the second game: it is far and away the strongest weapon in the game, with a boosted critical hit rate as well, but it prevents you from attacking roughly 1/3rd of the time. As long as you're okay with that, it can be extremely effective.
24th Jan '18 3:52:32 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.]]

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* In ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'' and ''especially'' the prequel ''Manga/FushigiYuugiByakkoSenki'', not only is the ''Universe of TheFourGods'' both plays this trope straight and subverts it:
** Straight example: Not only it's
[[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.]]]]
** Subversion: In Chapter 3, when Suzuno [[spoiler: is sent back to Tokyo and then is almost MadeASlave by child traffickers]], one of them grabs the ''Universe...'' easily from her hands, and after she's rescued by [[spoiler: Seiji and Dr. Oikawa]] the book goes completely missing. Considering how the Universe would later be stored for ''decades'' in the Tokyo Central Library and would only start "reacting" when Miaka and Yui [[note]](or, in the ''Suzaku Ibun'' games, Madoka and Misaki)[[/note]] went into the building together, it looks like the book will only fit into this trope [[BecauseDestinySaysSo when it's time]] for [[TheChosenOne any of the Priestesses]] to raise into action.
21st Jan '18 4:46:41 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Webcomic/FullFrontalNerdity'', Lewis has a cursed 20-sided die that is every gamer's nightmare; it always rolls a 1. The gamers give is a burial, [[http://ffn.nodwick.com/?p=125 but it returns]]. They bury it again, this time under a statue of the Virgin Mary, with a bunch of garlic. It returns again. The characters decide to de-curse it by mixing it with some dice that are extra lucky -- they rolled every die in their gaming store and bought the ones that came up as 20 three consecutive times. But after doing this, ''all'' the dice start rolling 1s. ("[[TheVirus It's like we tried to cure a zombie by locking it in a room with normal people!]]") Then the other cursed dice vanish, and the number 1 starts appearing world wide -- sports all end up with a score of 1, clocks stop at 1:11, etc. The gamers decide that the only way to break the curse is to make rolling a 1 ''good''. Fortunately, Nelson had the foresight to buy a lottery ticket with all 1s, and won $1,111. They use this money to bribe WizardsOfTheCoast to temporarily change the rules of ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' so that 1s are good (version 1.1.1 -- their word processor was cursed too). Lewis rolls the die in the hopes of getting a 1 and lightning strikes, destroying it.

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* In ''Webcomic/FullFrontalNerdity'', Lewis has a cursed 20-sided die that is every gamer's nightmare; it always rolls a 1. The gamers give is a burial, [[http://ffn.nodwick.com/?p=125 but it returns]]. They bury it again, this time under a statue of the Virgin Mary, with a bunch of garlic. It returns again. The characters decide to de-curse it by mixing it with some dice that are extra lucky -- they rolled every die in their gaming store and bought the ones that came up as 20 three consecutive times. But after doing this, ''all'' the dice start rolling 1s. ("[[TheVirus It's like we tried to cure a zombie by locking it in a room with normal people!]]") Then the other cursed dice vanish, and the number 1 starts appearing world wide -- sports all end up with a score of 1, clocks stop at 1:11, etc. The gamers decide that the only way to break the curse is to make rolling a 1 ''good''. Fortunately, Nelson had the foresight to buy a lottery ticket with all 1s, and won $1,111. They use this money to bribe WizardsOfTheCoast Creator/WizardsOfTheCoast to temporarily change the rules of ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' so that 1s are good (version 1.1.1 -- their word processor was cursed too). Lewis rolls the die in the hopes of getting a 1 and lightning strikes, destroying it.
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