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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.
31st Mar '17 9:27:35 AM ultimomant
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** In ''The Bridge: A Shimmer in the Dark'', Countess Mircalla dons Nightmare Moon's old suit of armor and gains her powers. However, when she decides to take a break, she cannot remove it and is informed only someone like Nightmare Moon herself would be able to remove it.

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** In ''The Bridge: A Shimmer in the Dark'', Countess Mircalla dons Nightmare Moon's old suit of armor and gains her powers. However, when she decides to take a break, she cannot remove it and is informed only someone like Nightmare Moon herself would be able to remove it. [[spoiler:Eventually, Sunset Shimmer is able to nullify the armor's magic, allowing Mircalla to remove it.]]
22nd Feb '17 1:10:39 PM GoblinCipher
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* The Silver Crystal from ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' qualifies. Despite the canon belief it can be taken, and in the [[Anime/SailorMoon anime]] it is passed on, present Usagi always, ''always,'' has a copy of it. Even when Chibi-Usa takes the future version, Usagi still has the past version. Usagi eventually gets that copy back as well. In the [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]], Chibi-Usa even gets a new pink crystal so Usagi can keep the Silver Crystal. Not that she's ''trying'' to get rid of it.

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* The Silver Crystal from ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' qualifies.''Franchise/SailorMoon''. Despite the canon belief it can be taken, and in the [[Anime/SailorMoon anime]] it is passed on, present Usagi always, ''always,'' has a copy of it. Even when Chibi-Usa takes the future version, Usagi still has the past version. Usagi eventually gets that copy back as well. In the [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]], Chibi-Usa even gets a new pink crystal so Usagi can keep the Silver Crystal. Not that she's ''trying'' to get rid of it.
13th Feb '17 11:52:25 PM DrFraud
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* In Robert [=McCloskey's=] story "Pie and Punch and You-Know-Whats", a stranger slipped the main character a record containing a ditty which, once heard, compelled the listener to [[EarWorm keep singing parts of it over and over,]] "infecting" anyone who hadn't previously heard it with the same misfortune. It referred to, and was presumably inspired by, a similar story by Mark Twain called "Punch, Brothers, Punch."



10th Feb '17 4:23:40 PM ultimomant
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''Fanfic/TheBridge'':
** A Siren's magic necklace can only be removed by its wearer. Even someone with SuperStrength cannot steal it and it will protect itself with a tiny forcefield. [[spoiler:When Aria Blaze's heart stops, the effect is removed, but returns when she is revived.]]
** In ''The Bridge: A Shimmer in the Dark'', Countess Mircalla dons Nightmare Moon's old suit of armor and gains her powers. However, when she decides to take a break, she cannot remove it and is informed only someone like Nightmare Moon herself would be able to remove it.
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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, it's ultimate goal is always to return to it's 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, it's ultimate goal is always to return to it's its creator.
21st Jan '17 2:54:32 PM ZimFan89
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* The Manacle of Osiris from ''WesternAnimation/TheMummy: The Animated Series'', is a quite literal ClingyMacGuffin in that it requires the use of ''another'' MacGuffin to remove.

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* The Manacle of Osiris from ''WesternAnimation/TheMummy: The Animated Series'', ''WesternAnimation/TheMummyTheAnimatedSeries'', is a quite literal ClingyMacGuffin in that it requires the use of ''another'' MacGuffin to remove.
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