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14th Jun '16 2:48:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* Prince Strong Heart in ''LadyLovelyLocks'' is cursed to live as a dog. He can transform back into a human for brief periods of time, but only so long as Lady doesn't see him.

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* Prince Strong Heart in ''LadyLovelyLocks'' ''WesternAnimation/LadyLovelyLocks'' is cursed to live as a dog. He can transform back into a human for brief periods of time, but only so long as Lady doesn't see him.
3rd Jun '16 12:37:38 PM Euodiachloris
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* From ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' we get plenty of cursing and a few actual curses/ spiteful prophesies/ blood magic rituals which [[MayBeMagicMayBeMundane may or may not work]], depending on the beliefs of the chracter and how much a person buys into the nocebo concepts of either [[SelfFulfillingProphecy Self-Fulfilling]] or SelfDefeatingProphecy. One thing most in the Seven Kindoms agree on, though, regardless of their individual levels of scepticism: if [[BigFancyCastle Harrenhal]] is not actually under a known, specifically-worded curse, it's got the [[AwesomeButImpractical next best thing to it]] clinging to its stones. ''So much'' bad stuff has happened in and around it over just its relatively young 300 years, that it gives far more ancient [[HauntedCastle keeps and castles]], like even the dead scary Nightfort, a run for their ghost story money. [[TheMillstone And, usually beats them.]]

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* From ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' we get plenty of cursing and a few actual curses/ spiteful prophesies/ blood magic rituals which [[MayBeMagicMayBeMundane may or may not work]], depending on the beliefs of the chracter and how much a person or reader buys into the nocebo concepts workings of either [[SelfFulfillingProphecy Self-Fulfilling]] or SelfDefeatingProphecy. SelfDefeatingProphecy -- or, the possible magic. One thing most in the Seven Kindoms agree on, though, regardless of their individual levels of belief or scepticism: if [[BigFancyCastle Harrenhal]] is not actually under a known, specifically-worded curse, curse (there are plenty of rumours about vague dying curses, the blood of innocents used in mortar triggering things, parents' invoking curses due to slain children, divine vengeance for the breaking of oathes -- the whole enchilada; any or all of it plausible according to various beliefs married to events that have occurred), it's got the [[AwesomeButImpractical next best thing to it]] clinging to its stones. ''So much'' bad stuff has happened in and around it over just its relatively young 300 years, that it gives far more ancient [[HauntedCastle keeps and castles]], like even the dead scary Nightfort, a run for their ghost story money. [[TheMillstone And, usually beats them.]]
1st Jun '16 9:06:28 PM PaulA
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* In PatriciaCWrede's ''Literature/ThirteenthChild'', Uncle Earn [[MaliciousSlander accuses]] Eff of casting a curse when she is five -- too young to cast magic. Later, William asks Eff if her nervousness springs from being under a curse.

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* In PatriciaCWrede's Creator/PatriciaCWrede's ''Literature/ThirteenthChild'', Uncle Earn [[MaliciousSlander accuses]] Eff of casting a curse when she is five -- too young to cast magic. Later, William asks Eff if her nervousness springs from being under a curse.curse.
* Creator/PatriciaCWrede's "Literature/TheSixtyTwoCursesOfCaliphArenschadd" features a variety of imaginative examples.
30th May '16 8:52:38 PM Doug86
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* In AndreNorton's ''WitchWorld'', That Which Runs The Ridges turns out to be under a curse.

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* In AndreNorton's Creator/AndreNorton's ''WitchWorld'', That Which Runs The Ridges turns out to be under a curse.
28th May '16 9:38:55 PM nombretomado
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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'', the character Reis was cursed into the form of a dragon when she took on a curse intended for her lover, Beowulf. Because TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody, she also appears to have no memory of her life as a human either, though the dragon Reis still joins the party when Beowulf rescues her. He eventually changes her back when the party recovers the Cancer Zodiac Stone and she joins the party as a "Dragonkin" (Dragoner in the PS1 version) with all her dragon skills.

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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'', the character Reis was cursed into the form of a dragon when she took on a curse intended for her lover, Beowulf. Because TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody, she also appears to have no memory of her life as a human either, though the dragon Reis still joins the party when Beowulf rescues her. He eventually changes her back when the party recovers the Cancer Zodiac Stone and she joins the party as a "Dragonkin" (Dragoner in the PS1 [=PS1=] version) with all her dragon skills.
16th May '16 11:59:46 AM Doug86
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* ''Literature/ConanTheBarbarian'': In "Literature/AWitchShallBeBorn", as a result of a DealWithTheDevil a witch is born to the [[RoyalBlood royal family]] every century.

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* ''Literature/ConanTheBarbarian'': ''Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian'': In "Literature/AWitchShallBeBorn", as a result of a DealWithTheDevil a witch is born to the [[RoyalBlood royal family]] every century.
16th May '16 10:13:58 AM megarockman
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* Arizona Cardinals and The curse of the Pottsville Maroons. In 1925 The Maroons were stripped of their championship after playing in a (supposed) unauthorized exhibition game. Their opponents in the 1925 championship game the then Chicago Cardinals took credit for the title an act that angered many Pottsville citizens. Legend says that the angered citizens cast a curse on the Cardinals that will deny the franchise a title until the championship is given back to Pottsville., their last championship by the way WAS IN 1947! Still under the Chicago Cardinals name. To add insult to injury the closest the Cardinals have been to winning a championship was Super Bowl 43 in 2008 where they lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers what makes this so horribly ironic? The founder of the Steelers Art Rooney was a firm supporter of the Maroon's claim to the 1925 title. 2015 came and it all seemed like the Cardinals were going to take it all the way well what happened? 1st they barely managed to get by a battered Green Bay Packers and then proceeded to get '' STEAMROLLED '' by the Carolina Panthers the worst beatdown in an NFC Championship game since the Giants Vikings NFC Championship game '' SEVEN '' turnovers '' SIX '' of them were QB Carson Palmer's turnovers.

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* The Arizona Cardinals and The curse the Curse of the Pottsville Maroons. In The 1925 The NFL Championship game saw the Pottsville Maroons (Pottsville is a small coal-mining town in rural Pennsylvania) defeat the Chicago Cardinals 21-7, but the Maroons were stripped of their NFL championship after later playing in a (supposed) supposedly unauthorized exhibition game. Their opponents in the 1925 championship game in Philadelphia (both sides have disputed evidence on whether the then Chicago game was sanctioned by the NFL). The Cardinals [[DisqualificationInducedVictory took credit for the title]] starting in 1933 under then-new owner Charles Bidwell (the Cardinals' owner in 1925, Chris O'Brien, actually ''refused'' to claim the title at the time because [[WorthyOpponent he felt his team didn't deserve to take the title from a team that beat them fairly]]), an act that angered many Pottsville citizens. Legend says that the angered citizens cast a curse on the Cardinals that will deny the franchise a title until the championship is given back to Pottsville., their last Pottsville and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking returned to the proper shade of red]]. The Cardinals won the NFL championship by again in 1947, but it remains the way WAS IN 1947! Still under last one for the Chicago Cardinals name. To add insult to injury Cardinals' franchise as of 2016 - after the closest the Cardinals have been to winning a 1947 championship was they effectively dropped off the face of the earth as far as success (a total of five postseason appearances and one playoff win[[note]]1998 against the Dallas Cowboys[[/note]] in ''sixty years''). Things finally started to look up in 2008 with a revived Kurt Warner at the QB helm and an improbable run to Super Bowl 43 in 2008 where they lost XLIII...before losing a tight one to the Pittsburgh Steelers what makes this so horribly ironic? The founder of the Steelers Art Rooney 27-23 on a last-minute touchdown. Their closest approach since was a firm supporter of the Maroon's claim to the 1925 title. 2015 came and it all seemed like (a 49-15 steamrolling at the Cardinals were going to take it all the way well what happened? 1st they barely managed to get by a battered Green Bay Packers and then proceeded to get '' STEAMROLLED '' by hands of the Carolina Panthers in the worst beatdown in an NFC Championship game since Game).
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the Giants Vikings NFC Championship game '' SEVEN '' turnovers '' SIX '' impetus began with the Cardinals' claiming of them the 1925 championship after they were QB Carson Palmer's turnovers.purchased by Charles Bidwell and the team remains in the hands of his son Bill, some versions of the story direct the curse at the owners rather than the franchise itself.
** The NFL revisited the matter in 1963 but the vote among the owners was 12-2 in favor of continuing to recognize the Cardinals as 1925 champions; the two who voted against were Chicago Bears owner George Halas and Pittsburgh Steelers owner Art Rooney. The matter was brought up again in 2003, but the owners decided 30-2 against reopening the case; the two who voted in favor of reopening were the Pittsburgh Steelers (again) and the Philadelphia Eagles. That the Steelers were the only team to support the Maroons' case both times lends some credence to the Cardinals' Super Bowl XLIII loss being curse-induced.



* The ENTIRE Canadian region seems to be suffering from the fan given "Riot Curse". In the aftermath of the 1993 Stanley Cup final in which the Montreal Canadiens captured their 24th Stanley Cup victory the citizens of Montreal decided the only way to celebrate was to take to the streets and commit random acts of violence and looting. Ever since then the Stanley Cup has not returned to its native land of Canada, that's right ladies and gentlemen it's not just one NHL team suffering from a drought THE WHOLE REGION OF CANADA HAS BEEN CAST UNDER A CURSE, way to go Montreal.

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* The ENTIRE No Canadian region seems to be suffering from team has won the fan given "Riot Curse". In the aftermath of the 1993 Stanley Cup final in which since the Montreal Canadiens captured their 24th Stanley Cup victory in 1993, by far the citizens of longest such stretch in the Cup's history. This despite several close calls from various Canadian teams during that stretch: the Vancouver Canucks in 1994 and 2011, both times losing in Game 7[[note]]And both times seeing riots in Vancouver after those losses[[/note]]; the Calgary Flames in 2004 (who lost in Game 7); the Edmonton Oilers in 2006 ([[RunningGag who lost in Game 7]]); and the Ottawa Senators in 2007 (who lost in five games). The blame for the curse seems to fall on the Canadiens, though the exact cause varies by source - some say it is retribution for Canadiens fans rioting in Montreal decided the only way to celebrate was to take to the streets and commit random acts of violence and looting. Ever since then the Stanley Cup has not returned to its native land of Canada, that's right ladies and gentlemen it's not just one NHL after their team suffering from won the Cup in 1993, causing millions of dollars in damages; others say it is for nabbing Los Angeles Kings defenseman Marty [=McSorley=] for using a drought THE WHOLE REGION OF CANADA HAS BEEN CAST UNDER A CURSE, way to go Montreal.stick that was too curvy in Game 2[[note]][=McSorley=] was given a two-minute unsportsmanlike conduct penalty and Montreal scored the tying goal on the power play before winning in overtime[[/note]] because the team asked Montreal Forum employees about whose sticks were illegal.[[note]]Canadiens coach Jacques Demers denied they asked Forum employees and credits Canadiens captain Guy Carbonneau with spotting it on the ice.[[/note]]
12th May '16 9:53:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* One of the most famous curses is that supposedly uttered by Jacques de Molay, the last Grand Master of the KnightsTemplar, when he was burned at stake in Paris in 1314. The two men responsible for his death, King Philip IV (called "the Fair") of France and Pope Clement V, died within a year. Philip's royal house, the Capetians, became [[HeirClubForMen extinct in the male line]] with his three sons (Louis X, Philip V and Charles IV), leading to a SuccessionCrisis and UsefulNotes/TheHundredYearsWar. Philip IV and his sons are thus popularly known as ''les rois maudits'' (the cursed kings) in France. Some like to believe that Jacques de Molay's curse continued to wreak havoc on the kings of France, as the following two dynasties also ended with three brothers ruling in succession, the Valois with Francis II, Charles IX and Henry III and the Bourbons with Louis XVI, Louis XVIII and Charles X. Conspiracy theorists on the other hand like to believe that the Knights Templar plotted revenge against the kings of France, [[AncientConspiracy morphed into the Freemasons and masterminded]] UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution.

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* One of the most famous curses is that supposedly uttered by Jacques de Molay, the last Grand Master of the KnightsTemplar, UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar, when he was burned at stake in Paris in 1314. The two men responsible for his death, King Philip IV (called "the Fair") of France and Pope Clement V, died within a year. Philip's royal house, the Capetians, became [[HeirClubForMen extinct in the male line]] with his three sons (Louis X, Philip V and Charles IV), leading to a SuccessionCrisis and UsefulNotes/TheHundredYearsWar. Philip IV and his sons are thus popularly known as ''les rois maudits'' (the cursed kings) in France. Some like to believe that Jacques de Molay's curse continued to wreak havoc on the kings of France, as the following two dynasties also ended with three brothers ruling in succession, the Valois with Francis II, Charles IX and Henry III and the Bourbons with Louis XVI, Louis XVIII and Charles X. Conspiracy theorists on the other hand like to believe that the Knights Templar plotted revenge against the kings of France, [[AncientConspiracy morphed into the Freemasons and masterminded]] UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution.
8th May '16 7:54:57 PM TrendingToon1
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* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'': The episode "My Fair Goalie" reveals Ferb had been under the effects of the "emu curse" - he held the soccer ball while a herd of emus carried off the assistant coach, cursing him to never be on a winning team again. To break it, a boy in a sunday bonnet has to sing the note E flat about high C before him.
3rd May '16 5:20:19 PM Dravencour
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* [[NoOntologicalInertia Getting the cursing person to die]]. (Not effective in cases of a dying curse.)

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* [[NoOntologicalInertia Getting Killing the cursing person curser or otherwise getting them to die]]. (Not effective in cases of a dying curse.)
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