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17th Jul '17 3:24:36 AM Twiddler
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* ''Literature/SeventeenThousandSevenHundredSeventySix'' devotes half a chapter to the exploits of a group of friends who made a game out of collecting footballs signed by [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koy_Detmer Koy Detmer]]. To them, it's SeriousBusiness.

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* ''Literature/SeventeenThousandSevenHundredSeventySix'' ''WebOriginal/SeventeenThousandSevenHundredSeventySix'' devotes half a chapter to the exploits of a group of friends who made a game out of collecting footballs signed by [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koy_Detmer Koy Detmer]]. To them, it's SeriousBusiness.
8th Jul '17 3:13:32 PM BlueGuy
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* Suzy Hanson of [[WebOriginal/GameGrumps Game Grumps, Steam Rolled, and Table Flip]] fame has started a taxidermy collection.

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* Suzy Hanson of [[WebOriginal/GameGrumps Game Grumps, ''WebVideo/GameGrumps'', ''[[WebVideo/SteamTrain Steam Rolled, Rolled]]'', and Table Flip]] ''WebVideo/TableFlip'' fame has started a taxidermy collection.


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* ''Literature/SeventeenThousandSevenHundredSeventySix'' devotes half a chapter to the exploits of a group of friends who made a game out of collecting footballs signed by [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koy_Detmer Koy Detmer]]. To them, it's SeriousBusiness.
15th Jun '17 6:00:29 AM InterLoper
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* In ''Chronicles of a Strange Kingdom'' king Shellar III of Ortan collects... his own coffins. No, he's not a vampire, [[spoiler: although later he gains the ability to [[AstralProjection manifest as a ghost while near death]]]]. A RunningGag in the series is whenever Shellar risks his life [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething for the sake of his kingdom]] or his loved ones, or generally is in trouble, at some moment he is falsely presumed dead and a new coffin is ordered for him. Eventually his collection becomes so well-known he starts receiving new additions to it from other monarchs, as sincere birthday gifts. This actually has some plot importance: Shellar's bloodline was cursed to die out [[CurseEscapeClause unless one of them cheats death thrice]], which he did much more than that, and in later books the Archmage actually considers that Shellar's coffins became a sort of good luck charm for him and orders a new one on purpose when the king is in grave danger. [[spoiler: It seems to have worked - Shellar survived, although spent several weeks as a ghost with his body comatose. Interestingly, he does not plan to use any of his collection ever, instead going to remain as SpiritAdvisor to his descendants via aforementioned manifestation.]]
12th Jun '17 11:54:08 AM Sharlee
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* Snazz, a gremlin murder victim from ''Literature/DanShambleZombiePI'', collected ''lint'' as a child.
29th Apr '17 9:38:31 AM Golondrina
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* The ''Eagle'', original home of ComicStrip/DanDare, ran a short-lived series called ''The Collector'' in the early 80s. A horror anthology, each week's story was a horror story featuring an object from the collection of the title character. Possibly inspired by the radio series "Tales from the Black Museum", in which OrsonWelles would relate the stories of items from Scotland Yard's "Black Museum" - see Real Life, below.

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* The ''Eagle'', original home of ComicStrip/DanDare, ran a short-lived series called ''The Collector'' in the early 80s. A horror anthology, each week's story was a horror story featuring an object from the collection of the title character. Possibly inspired by the radio series "Tales from the Black Museum", in which OrsonWelles Creator/OrsonWelles would relate the stories of items from Scotland Yard's "Black Museum" - see Real Life, below.
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.



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