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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.
23rd Nov '16 10:11:52 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.
22nd Nov '16 12:04:32 PM Kinswaous
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* ComicStrip/ThePhantom has a huge collection of treasures in his Skull Cave. It helps that he's a LegacyCharacter and that the Phantoms have BeenThereShapedHistory for centuries. His collection is divided in two: The Minor Treasure room with gold and jewels, and the Major Treasure room which includes invaluable, historical treasures like the snake that killed Cleopatra, Excalibur, the diamond cup of Alexander The Great, Shakespeare's original Hamlet script, and one of Alfred Nobel's first sticks of dynamite
28th Oct '16 8:26:52 PM MrNickelodeon
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* The plot of the ''Alone'' house at Ride/BuschGardens' Howl-O-Scream.

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* The plot of the ''Alone'' house at Ride/BuschGardens' Howl-O-Scream.Theatre/HowlOScream.
20th Oct '16 4:21:13 PM WaxingName
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* The D'Arby brothers from ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' combine this with YourSoulIsMine, using their [[FightingSpirit Stands]] to claim the souls of those who lose to them in games of chance. There are a few key differences between them: Elder brother Daniel (TheGambler) puts his victims' souls at rest and turns them into poker chips, while younger brother Terence (The Gamer) hand-carves marionettes of his victims and puts the souls into them, keeping them conscious so he can talk to them occasionally. [[spoiler:Both end up defeated by Jotaro (who's a better cheater than them), which frees all their victims.]]

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* The D'Arby brothers from ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureStardustCrusaders'' combine this with YourSoulIsMine, using their [[FightingSpirit Stands]] to claim the souls of those who lose to them in games of chance. There are a few key differences between them: Elder brother Daniel (TheGambler) puts his victims' souls at rest and turns them into poker chips, while younger brother Terence (The Gamer) hand-carves marionettes of his victims and puts the souls into them, keeping them conscious so he can talk to them occasionally. [[spoiler:Both end up defeated by Jotaro (who's a better cheater than them), which frees all their victims.]]
14th Oct '16 10:16:19 AM tropower
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* In the live-action puppet series ''Bookmice'', the cat that would later call himself call himself "Exit"[[note]]He took his name from an "EXIT" sign in the library; it was the first word he ever learned to read.[[/note]] is revealed to have a collection of keys.
2nd Oct '16 2:29:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* Olimar aka End of Days on ''ThereWillBeBrawl'' have a stash of various things from video games including the magic flute.
* AgamemnonTiberiusVacuum collects planets (and is currently trying to add the Earth to his collection).

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* Olimar aka End of Days on ''ThereWillBeBrawl'' ''WebVideo/ThereWillBeBrawl'' have a stash of various things from video games including the magic flute.
* AgamemnonTiberiusVacuum WebVideo/AgamemnonTiberiusVacuum collects planets (and is currently trying to add the Earth to his collection).
27th Sep '16 9:50:49 PM MrNickelodeon
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* The plot of the 'Alone' house at Howl-O-Scream.

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* The plot of the 'Alone' ''Alone'' house at Ride/BuschGardens' Howl-O-Scream.
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