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21st Feb '17 5:36:46 AM RezaMaulana98
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** How it ended: two years after Warren's autobiography was published, John Safran read about it and travelled to Mozambique and hired a new witch doctor to lift the curse. The next year Australia qualified for the 2006 World Cup after defeating Uruguay in a shootout.

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** How it ended: two years after Warren's autobiography was published, John Safran read about it and travelled to Mozambique and hired a new witch doctor to lift the curse. The next year Australia qualified for the 2006 World Cup after defeating Uruguay in a shootout.
shootout and with their move to AFC, Australia became a major powerhouse in the Asian football/soccer scene and always qualified for a World Cup ever since.
5th Feb '17 11:36:36 AM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheWitchlands'', Cursewitches can do ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. The curses range from taking away another witch's magic to turning an ordinary wound into a WoundThatWillNotHeal.
27th Jan '17 5:44:13 AM Sharlee
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* In ''[[Literature/MythAdventures Myth-Fortunes]]'', a bad-luck curse falls upon anyone who invests in the construction of a pyramid, whose builder stole its plans from a grumpy wizard. [[spoiler: Skeeve and his friends get the irate wizard to remove the curse by arranging for ''him'' to buy into the project unwittingly, and hence be HoistByHisOwnPetard until he negates it for everyone.]]
23rd Jan '17 12:30:09 PM Morgenthaler
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* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''WitchWorld'', That Which Runs The Ridges turns out to be under a curse.

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* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''WitchWorld'', ''Literature/WitchWorld'', That Which Runs The Ridges turns out to be under a curse.
19th Jan '17 7:51:44 PM PaulA
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* Creator/TeresaEdgerton's second ''{{Celydonn}}'' trilogy revolves about the curse on a land, and breaking it.

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* Creator/TeresaEdgerton's second ''{{Celydonn}}'' ''Literature/{{Celydonn}}'' trilogy revolves about the curse on a land, and breaking it.
17th Jan '17 10:49:34 PM Cleverbear
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* After every episode of ''Webcomic/CthulhuSlippers'' the writer signs off the news post by wishing a curse upon the reader's enemies. These curses are almost all incredibly weak sauce.
11th Jan '17 6:30:53 PM MiddleEighth
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*In ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'', the Pyar gods are (usually) cursed with the inability to communicate except in roundabout fashion with sayings, poems, and riddles.
**Which turns out to be the Last Wizard's curse, and some of the “Gods Chat” and other elements of [[spoiler: the Con Fusion]] are her attempt to guide the four into removing her curse.
***A minor example is the cursed dying baby that the four have to save by finding the countercurse in a nearby crumbling citadel.
21st Dec '16 7:29:22 PM Onlythrice
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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.
* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'', Cid's wife Hilda turns him into an Oglop as punishment for cheating on her and runs off in the only non-Mist powered airship in the world. This turns out to be supremely bad timing since Kuja has just manipulated Alexandria into attacking Lindblum. He later tries to undo it but ends up turning into a frog instead. Eventually they have to track his wife down and convince her to undo her curse. Wouldn't you know it, Kuja also kidnapped ''her'' since he needed her ship. When she's finally rescued, she changes Cid back, but threatens to curse him again if he ever acts unfaithfully again.
* ''VideoGame/KingsQuestIIRomancingTheStones'': In the AGD FanRemake, [[BigBad The Father]] is exposed and defeated, but pulls a OneWingedAngel and puts a parting shot on Graham, a {{retcon}} explaining some events of the other games:

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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.
* ** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'', Cid's wife Hilda turns him into an Oglop as punishment for cheating on her and runs off in the only non-Mist powered airship in the world. This turns out to be supremely bad timing since Kuja has just manipulated Alexandria into attacking Lindblum. He later tries to undo it but ends up turning into a frog instead. Eventually they have to track his wife down and convince her to undo her curse. Wouldn't you know it, Kuja also kidnapped ''her'' since he needed her ship. When she's finally rescued, she changes Cid back, but threatens to curse him again if he ever acts unfaithfully again.
* ''VideoGame/KingsQuestIIRomancingTheStones'': ''VideoGame/KingsQuestIIRomancingTheThrone'': In the AGD FanRemake, [[BigBad The Father]] is exposed and defeated, but pulls a OneWingedAngel and puts a parting shot on Graham, a {{retcon}} explaining some events of the other games:
21st Dec '16 11:00:40 AM Madrugada
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* The Sports Curse of the city of Cleveland Ohio was allegedly the inability for the city to win any championship title in major league sports. The city's second-most recent championship was the Browns NFC Championship game of 1966, two years before the first ''UsefulNotes/SuperBowl''. The Browns appeared in the NFC Championship game in 1987, one game away from the Super Bowl, but still lost to the Denver Broncos. Returning the next year along with the Broncos, the Browns made a fumble late in the game that cost them the win. It didn't help when the team was moved to Baltimore in 1995 and an expansion Browns team that started in 1999 lacked the same kind of skill or energy. The Indians also a long way with no championship, the last World Series they won was in 1948. They made it to the World Series in 1997 only to blow it in game 7. They would return again in 2016 to fall to the Chicago Cubs also after seven games. The element that broke the curse, the Cavaliers, didn't always have a smooth road either. They made their first finals appearance in 2007 where they'd lose to the San Antonio Spurs. In 2010 front-man [=LeBron=] James announced his departure from the Cavs to move to the Miami Heat, where he led them to three NBA Finals appearances and two victories. He would return to Cleveland in 2014 and lead the Cavs to two consecutive Finals appearances. The curse was finally broken in 2016 when the Cavs defeated the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals.
** For that matter the Chicago Cubs had a curse of their own. The last time they won a World Series was in 1908. It was finally broken for them when they defeated the Cleveland Indians in seven games in 2016.

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* The Sports Curse of the city of Cleveland Ohio was allegedly the inability for the city to win any ''any'' championship title in ''any'' major league sports. The city's second-most recent championship was the Browns NFC Championship game of 1966, two years before the first ''UsefulNotes/SuperBowl''. The Browns appeared in the NFC Championship game in 1987, one game away from the Super Bowl, but still lost to the Denver Broncos. Returning the next year along with the Broncos, the Browns made a fumble late in the game that cost them the win. It didn't help when the team was moved to Baltimore in 1995 and an expansion Browns team that started in 1999 lacked the same kind of skill or energy. The Indians also a long way with no championship, the last World Series they won was in 1948. They made it to the World Series in 1997 only to blow it in game 7. They would return again in 2016 to fall to the Chicago Cubs also after seven games. The element that broke the curse, the Cavaliers, didn't always have a smooth road either. They made their first finals appearance in 2007 where they'd lose to the San Antonio Spurs. In 2010 front-man [=LeBron=] James announced his departure from the Cavs to move to the Miami Heat, where he led them to three NBA Finals appearances and two victories. He would return to Cleveland in 2014 and lead the Cavs to two consecutive Finals appearances. The curse was finally broken in 2016 when the Cavs defeated the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals.
** For that matter the Chicago Cubs had a curse of their own. The last time they won a World Series was in 1908. It was finally broken for them when they defeated the Cleveland Indians in seven games in 2016.
21st Dec '16 10:33:20 AM Madrugada
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!!Cycling
* Despite huge national traditions in cycling, no French rider has won TourDeFrance since Bernard Hinault won in 1985. No French rider was in the top 3 between 1997[[note]]Richard Virenque[[/note]] and 2014.
*** Second curse broken in 2014 by Jean-Christophe Peraud (2nd) and Thibaut Pinot (3rd)
** It's an achievement in the Pro Cycling Manager (officially licensed game of the race, made by a French studio) series to win Le Tour with a French rider in career mode.
* No French rider has won a Grand Tour (Le Tour, Giro d'Italia[[note]]most recent French winner is Laurent Fignon in 1989[[/note]] and Vuelta a España) since 1995, the year Laurent Jalabert won every available jersey at La Vuelta.
* No French rider has won Paris-Roubaix (biggest one day race in France, one of the five monuments) since Frédéric Guesdon won it in 1997. In fact, no French rider won any monument[[note]]Milano-San Remo, Ronde Van Vlaandern, Paris-Roubaix, Liege-Bastonge-Liege and Il Lombardia[[/note]] between Jalabert's Il Lombardia win in 1997 and 2016.
** French monument curse broken as of 2016, where Arnaud Démare; won Milano-San Remo.
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