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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.
29th Apr '17 6:00:10 PM Dravencour
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* The ''ComicBook/{{Witchblade}}'' cannot be separated from its bearer by any means other than death, as Mary learns in ''ComicBook/TeenWitchblade''.

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* The ''ComicBook/{{Witchblade}}'' cannot be separated from its bearer by any means other than death, as doesn't like attempts to remove it. When Mary learns tries to use bolt cutters on it in ''ComicBook/TeenWitchblade''.''ComicBook/Switch2015'', it results in the bolt cutters being destroyed. Another girl who tries to use a car press to remove it has the car press ''shredded to pieces''.
29th Apr '17 5:51:27 PM Dravencour
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* The ''ComicBook/{{Witchblade}}'' cannot be separated from its bearer by any means other than death, as Mary learns in ''ComicBook/TeenWitchblade''.
25th Apr '17 8:16:07 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* Ichigo's Hollow mask in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''. If removed from his person it will disintegrate into nothing, but it always reappears on him, appearing to block fatal blows early on. When his Hollow gains enough power to start interfering in Ichigo's fights, it becomes downright dangerous. The "Hollow" is revealed much later to be [[spoiler:his true [[EmpathicWeapon Zanpakutou spirit Zangetsu]]; the "Old Man" really being a manifestation of his Quincy heritage. Ichigo can't get rid of it because it's part of his own soul.]]

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* Ichigo's Hollow mask in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''. If removed from his person it will disintegrate into nothing, but it always reappears on him, appearing to block fatal blows early on. When his Hollow gains enough power to start interfering in Ichigo's fights, it becomes downright dangerous. The "Hollow" is revealed much later to be [[spoiler:his true [[EmpathicWeapon Zanpakutou spirit Zangetsu]]; the "Old Man" really being a manifestation of his Quincy heritage. Ichigo can't get rid of it because it's part of his own soul.soul, and [[SplitPersonalityMerge accepting it as a part of himself]] is quite the part in his CharacterDevelopment.]]
23rd Apr '17 6:19:41 PM BillyMT
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*** It is inconsistent within the game itself as well. The very same Pipboy 3000 that your player character received at their 10-year birthday was refurbished from some undisclosed origin (either a previous owner or a cargo crate, hinted to be the former), which was [[MadeOfIndestructium bombed point blank!]] [[NotHyperbole And you thought the technician who gave you it was exaggerating...]]
23rd Apr '17 6:10:07 PM BillyMT
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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.
15th Apr '17 10:50:27 PM DrFraud
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* In "The Sliceman Cometh", in ''Series/TalesFromTheCrypt'' #44, a French Revolutionary executioner who'd killed an innocent man at the request (and payment) of the victim's brother keeps trying to dispose of the head only to have it return to him in various plausible ways. Finally he decides to chop it to bits -- which is when the headless corpse shows up looking for it...

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* In "The Sliceman Cometh", Cometh" in ''Series/TalesFromTheCrypt'' #44, a French Revolutionary executioner who'd killed an innocent man at the request (and payment) of the victim's brother keeps trying to dispose of the head only to have it return to him in various plausible ways. Finally he decides to chop it to bits -- which is when the headless corpse shows up looking for it...
15th Apr '17 10:47:30 PM DrFraud
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* 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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