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11th Apr '17 8:58:19 AM BeerBaron
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** Likewise in ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' & ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'', where you can adorn your safehouses with anything that can be put on & dropped from your inventory, from unique weapons, apparel, & artifacts to their common counterparts, consumable stuff, & even things you consider trash.

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** Likewise In each game in ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' & ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'', where the series since the [[VideoGame3DLeap 3D Leap]], as well as in its ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' sister series, you can adorn easily turn [[AHomeOwnerIsYou your safehouses home]] into a SuperheroTrophyShelf with anything that all of the questing treasures you acquire. There are far more in each game than you can be possibly put on & dropped from to use, so most will go toward decorating your inventory, from unique weapons, apparel, & home. Many {{Game Mod}}s exist which aid in this process.
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', [[BadassGrandpa Divayth Fyr]] has amassed quite the collection of legendary artifacts, and has even set up a LockAndKeyPuzzle for those willing to risk their lives (to either his violent [[BodyHorror Corprus victims]] or catching the disease themselves) to try to steal them. In particular, he has a number of [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent Dwemer]]
artifacts to their common counterparts, consumable stuff, & even things you consider trash.and items associated with the Imperial Battlespire event.
21st Mar '17 6:29:27 PM nombretomado
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* The Collector is a series regular in the ''{{Nightside}}'' novels, a compulsive hoarder who seeks out anything exotic, unique, or historically significant, then stashes it in various super-secret locations (on the Moon, inside a live tyrannosaur's cage, etc). As one of the things he maintains a collection of is ''time machines'', many of the historical artifacts he's picked up were taken directly from their periods of origin.

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* The Collector is a series regular in the ''{{Nightside}}'' ''{{Literature/Nightside}}'' novels, a compulsive hoarder who seeks out anything exotic, unique, or historically significant, then stashes it in various super-secret locations (on the Moon, inside a live tyrannosaur's cage, etc). As one of the things he maintains a collection of is ''time machines'', many of the historical artifacts he's picked up were taken directly from their periods of origin.
4th Mar '17 10:30:12 AM nombretomado
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* JenniferRoberson also has a character who collects the unusual, including people, in her TigerAndDel series.
* In {{Mark Twain}}'s "The Canvasser's Tale" a traveling salesman tells the sad story of how his formerly-rich uncle died and left the storyteller nothing but his vast collection of ''echoes''.

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* JenniferRoberson Creator/JenniferRoberson also has a character who collects the unusual, including people, in her TigerAndDel series.
* In {{Mark Twain}}'s Creator/MarkTwain's "The Canvasser's Tale" a traveling salesman tells the sad story of how his formerly-rich uncle died and left the storyteller nothing but his vast collection of ''echoes''.
6th Feb '17 8:25:46 PM Theriocephalus
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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' a chaos god collects blood and skulls, which form a ''lake'' and a ''mountain'', respectively.[[note]]Not a normal lake and mountain of course. It was said that just one of Khorne's servants collected enough skulls to form a small planetoid. Said servant was powerful, but mostly an ordinary daemon, overshadowed by monsters like Anngrath, Doombred or Angron.[[/note]]
** The Necron special character Trazyn the Infinite, amusingly. Think Doctor Doom if he was a killer skeleton robot from space and you have a decent idea of what he's like. His collection includes, among other things, the wraithbone choir of Craftworld Altansar, the preserved severed head of Sebastian Thor, an [[http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Enslaver#.Ues7iI2koTc Enslaver]] husk, and baroque set of Space Marine power armour (with the accompanying Blood Angels marine; it's implied that the poor sap is ''far'' from the only technically living thing in Trazyn's collection), and the world spirit shrine of Maiden World Carnac. And Trazyn is always looking to add more things to his bizarre gathering of oddities.

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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' a chaos god ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'':
** Khorne, the Chaos God of war and bloodshed,
collects blood and skulls, which form a ''lake'' and a ''mountain'', respectively.[[note]]Not a normal lake and mountain of course. It was said that just one of Khorne's servants collected enough skulls to form a small planetoid. Said servant was powerful, but mostly an ordinary daemon, overshadowed by monsters like Anngrath, Doombred Doombreed or Angron.[[/note]]
** The Necron special character Trazyn the Infinite, amusingly.Infinite. Think Doctor Doom if he was a killer skeleton robot from space and you have a decent idea of what he's like. His collection includes, among other things, the wraithbone choir of Craftworld Altansar, the preserved severed head of Sebastian Thor, an [[http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Enslaver#.Ues7iI2koTc Enslaver]] husk, and baroque set of Space Marine power armour (with the accompanying Blood Angels marine; it's implied that the poor sap is ''far'' from the only technically living thing in Trazyn's collection), and the world spirit shrine of Maiden World Carnac. And Trazyn is always looking to add more things to his bizarre gathering of oddities.
4th Feb '17 3:23:54 AM DrFraud
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* In {{Mark Twain}}'s "The Canvasser's Tale" a traveling salesman told the sad story of how his formerly-rich uncle had died and left the storyteller nothing but his vast collection of ''echoes''.

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* In {{Mark Twain}}'s "The Canvasser's Tale" a traveling salesman told tells the sad story of how his formerly-rich uncle had died and left the storyteller nothing but his vast collection of ''echoes''.



* In ''E.P.I.C. Wishmaster Adventures'' a sergeant in the villain's army collected the skulls of mine slaves he'd ordered to be killed.

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* In ''E.P.I.C. Wishmaster Adventures'' a sergeant in the villain's army collected collects the skulls of mine slaves he'd he's ordered to be killed.



4th Feb '17 3:18:28 AM DrFraud
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7896387/10/Food-for-Thought Food for Thought]]'' a still-stalkerish Colin Creevey had a collection of restraining orders and subpoenas, including an entire ''room'' of ones served on Harry's behalf.

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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7896387/10/Food-for-Thought Food for Thought]]'' a still-stalkerish Colin Creevey had has a collection of restraining orders and subpoenas, including an entire ''room'' of ones served on Harry's behalf.



* Maguire from ''Film/RoadToPerdition'' has collection of photographs of corpses.

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* Maguire from ''Film/RoadToPerdition'' has a collection of photographs of corpses.



* In ''Film/{{Micmacs}}'', one of the arms makers has a collection of the body parts of famous people, such as Marilyn Monroe's molar and the heart of Louis XIV (I think), and he's trying to get Mousellini's eye.

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* In ''Film/{{Micmacs}}'', one of the arms makers has a collection of the body parts of famous people, such as Marilyn Monroe's molar and the heart of Louis XIV (I think), and he's trying to get Mousellini's Mussolini's eye.
23rd Jan '17 4:52:17 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Egon's collection of spores, molds, and fungus is mentioned twice in ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'', both times when he decides to bring home food served to him by a CordonBleughChef.
29th Dec '16 4:26:23 AM Alvin
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* ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Museum The Black Museum]]'' crosses the line between this and an ArtifactCollectionAgency. Beginning as a collection of prisoners' property, it was expanded into an official museum in 1875 (although it is not open to the public). It collects items from criminal cases, including some infamous ones such as Dr. Crippen[[note]] Murdered his wife and fled to America; was arrested getting off the boat thanks to a Transatlantic telegram.[[/note]], Ruth Ellis[[note]] Murdered her lover, the last woman to be hanged in Britain.[[/note]], and John George Haigh[[note]] The 'Acid Bath Murderer', who despite the name did not murder his six (official) victims by putting them in baths of acid; the acid bath was to destroy their bodies after the fact, due to the mistaken belief that he could not be charged with murder if the victim's body could not be produced.[[/note]]. The items collected are definitely strange, although the reasoning is not: the Museum is used an an educational resource for Police Officers. Creator/ArthurConanDoyle, who had [[Literature/SherlockHolmes his famous detective]] say "there is nothing new under the sun" of Crime, was one of the museum's famous visitors. The rather bland official website is [[http://www.met.police.uk/history/crime_museum.htm here.]]

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* ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Museum The Black Museum]]'' crosses the line between this and an ArtifactCollectionAgency. Beginning as a collection of prisoners' property, it was expanded into an official museum in 1875 (although it is not open to the public). It collects items from criminal cases, including some infamous ones such as Dr. Crippen[[note]] Murdered his wife and fled to America; was arrested getting off the boat thanks to a Transatlantic telegram.[[/note]], Ruth Ellis[[note]] Murdered her lover, the last woman to be hanged in Britain.[[/note]], and John George Haigh[[note]] The 'Acid Bath Murderer', who despite the name did not murder his six (official) victims by putting them in baths of acid; the acid bath was to destroy their bodies after the fact, due to the mistaken belief that he could not be charged with murder if the victim's body could not be produced.[[/note]]. The items collected are definitely strange, although the reasoning is not: the Museum is used an as an educational resource for Police Officers. Creator/ArthurConanDoyle, who had [[Literature/SherlockHolmes his famous detective]] say "there is nothing new under the sun" of Crime, was one of the museum's famous visitors. The rather bland official website is [[http://www.met.police.uk/history/crime_museum.htm here.]]
26th Nov '16 10:00:03 AM LarryMullen
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* In ''Film/TheWrongBox'', Morris Finsbury collects rare eggs.
23rd Nov '16 10:15:03 AM Sharlee
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* Bowerbirds and pack rats are famous for collecting things. Male bowerbirds use elaborate displays of shiny and/or colorful objects to impress females, while pack rats gather both natural materials and trash into large "middens" that they urinate on to mark territory.

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* Bowerbirds and pack rats are famous for collecting things.inedible items. Male bowerbirds use elaborate displays of shiny and/or colorful objects to impress females, while pack rats gather both natural materials and trash into large "middens" that they urinate on to mark territory.
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