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8th Aug '17 8:03:15 PM Daedalis
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* ComicBook/RedSonja is cursed by the dying breath of an evil wizard to be unable to forgive in ''The Forgiving Of Monsters''. His plan is that she'll attack ruthlessly for minor slights, forcing her allies to either kill or exile her.
20th Jul '17 2:10:43 PM Theriocephalus
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* Creator/WilliamShakespeare wrote a "do not disturb" curse which is inscribed over his grave at Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-upon-Avon:
---> Blest be he who spares these stones / and curst be he who moves my bones.

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* Creator/WilliamShakespeare wrote a "do not disturb" curse which is inscribed over his grave at Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-upon-Avon:
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Stratford-upon-Avon (adjusted to modern spelling):
--> Good friend, for Jesus' sake forbear\\
To dig the dust enclosed here\\
Blest be he who the man that spares these stones / stones\\
and curst be he who that moves my bones.


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* There’s said to be a curse around the lost treasure of Montezuma, supposedly buried in the mythical Aztec homeland near modern [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kanab,_Utah Kanab, Utah]] by Aztec warriors to hide it from the Spaniards. Quite a few treasure hunters have gone looking for it over the years, but their efforts were stymied by a series of accidents and disasters, from rattlesnakes to constant equipment failure to panic attacks in seasoned, professional divers plumbing a lake thought to be over the burial site. A good few locals are convinced that there is treasure there, and that the curse will get anyone who tries to take it.
12th Jul '17 4:23:33 AM Laevatein
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!!UsefulNotes/AustralianRulesFootball
* The Curse of Norm Smith: Norm Smith won six premierships as coach of the Melbourne Demons. In 1965, despite having won the premiership the previous year, he was controversially sacked, and subsequently claimed the club would never win another premiership. They didn't make the finals again until 1987, and as of 2017 are still yet to win the premiership again, with their closest attempts being grand final appearances in 1988 and 2000.
17th Jun '17 6:51:36 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* In Fanfic/ShadowchasersTorment'', Kesto Brighteyes has some extensive literature on the subject, which makes sense, as he's a wizard:

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* In Fanfic/ShadowchasersTorment'', ''Fanfic/ShadowchasersTorment'', Kesto Brighteyes has some extensive research literature on the subject, which makes sense, as he's a wizard:
14th Jun '17 10:23:48 PM ElfinGib
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14th Jun '17 10:22:35 PM ElfinGib
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* ''VisualNovel/{{Air}}'': The curse the Buddhist Monks pull on Kannabi has the effect of killing her and her next incarnations if they are to fall in love or be loved. Only true happiness can break the curse and make the next life much better.
14th Jun '17 4:55:36 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In Fanfic/ShadowchasersTorment'', Kesto Brighteyes has some extensive literature on the subject, which makes sense, as he's a wizard:
-->'''Kesto:''' First of all, Ben, there can be no doubt… You're cursed. Now, curses come in six degrees of power: embarrassing, debilitating, hazardous, dangerous, lethal, and eternal. An embarrassing curse is the type that a hedge mage might cast, which could give the victim a rash for a day or two or make his skin green. Debilitating curses might give the victim a bad cold, or make bees attracted to him… [[MotorMouth Now, hazardous curses…]]
-->'''Ben:''' Just get to the point! What kind do I have?
-->'''Kesto''' ''(makes long sigh)'': The worst kind, I'm afraid...Eternal. Eternal curses rarely actually last as long as the name implies, but they are so powerful, they can affect whole family lines, for hundreds of years. They might continue to curse the victim's spirit after he dies. In your case, you appear unable to die at all. If what you say is true. Usually, only beings with godlike powers can inflict eternal curses. They're beyond the powers of mortals to inflict.
-->'''Ben:'' I thought you folks thought that the gods' powers were a sham.[[note]]This is a misconception on Ben's part. Kesto is a member of a group who believes gods are frauds with no true authority over mortals, who only have it because MightMakesRight.[[/note]]
-->'''Kesto''': ''(nervous laugh}'' Ben, saying that the gods aren't powerful would be incredibly foolish. That's the mistake that [[PredecessorVillain Sezzik Tam]] made. They're unbelievably powerful. We simply don't think that having power necessarily makes them deserving of worship. But getting back to you... This is grim, yes, but there is hope... [[MacGuffin This Duel Disk]] is a link to the [[CurseEscapeClause Escape Clause.]]
-->'''Ben:''' Escape Clause?
-->'''Kesto:''' All serious curses have Escape Clauses, some way of lifting them. In fact, if a magical affliction is ''truly'' incurable, it can't truly be classified as a curse. A bloodthirsty pirate who loots a town and burns it to the ground might be cursed by a survivor, so that his crew suffers from unfavorable weather and bouts of scurvy... But... The curse might be lifted if he makes amends to the heirs of his victims. That's the Escape Clause. If I had to hazard a guess, I'd say that lifting this curse would involve dueling someone. Of course, knowing exactly how to enact this Escape Clause would require knowing how you acquired this curse to begin with...
14th Jun '17 4:36:19 AM LadyJaneGrey
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** The biggest curse involving Heinrich came with Operation: CARAMEL, which explained the "Guatemala Incident" he had often referred to. [[spoiler: As it turned out, [[GenderBender Heinrich had once been a girl named Henrietta]], meaning "Heinrich" was a curse she had been afflicted with since the aforementioned incident. In order to create pieces of ancient golden caramel, a magic ritual was performed that took away the most valued quality of the human in question and turned their most prized quality into five pieces of delicious caramel with flavor depending on the quality taken. Henrietta fell victim to the ritual which transformed her into Heinrich, but before the curse could be reversed, she selfishly ate all of her caramels, causing her to lose the quality she valued the most. Knowing that Henrietta could not control her greed, Abigail left her behind, and Henrietta blamed her for becoming cursed. (Although as it turned out, Abigail had been keeping Henrietta's last piece, which enables the curse to finally be broken, and the two reconcile.)

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** The biggest curse involving Heinrich came with Operation: CARAMEL, which explained the "Guatemala Incident" he had often referred to. [[spoiler: As it turned out, [[GenderBender Heinrich had once been a girl named Henrietta]], meaning "Heinrich" was a curse she had been afflicted with since the aforementioned incident. In order to create pieces of ancient golden caramel, a magic ritual was performed that took away the most valued quality of the human in question a person present and turned their most prized that quality into five pieces of delicious caramel with flavor depending on the quality taken. Henrietta fell victim to the ritual ritual's side effect, which transformed her into Heinrich, but before the curse could be reversed, she selfishly ate all of her caramels, causing her to lose the quality she valued the most. Knowing that Henrietta could not control her greed, Abigail left her behind, and Henrietta blamed her for becoming cursed. (Although as it turned out, Abigail had been keeping Henrietta's last piece, which enables the curse to finally be broken, and the two reconcile.))]]
29th May '17 1:46:59 PM Steven
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** The Tonberries in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' are actually Lalafells that were cursed by a monster as it inflicted a contagious plague on them upon dying. The curse made the Tonberries become filled with rancor and anger, effectively becoming hostile. The source of the rancor comes from the Tonberry King in the Wanderer's Palace. Slaying him restores the Tonberries emotions back to normal, but they are still stuck in their Tonberry form. In the hard mode version of the same dungeon, the Tonberries are captured by the Mamool Ja as slaves and you're tasked with saving them. The Scholar job quest lines also has a friendly Tonberry who aids you.
12th May '17 10:18:36 AM Dravencour
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* ''Film/DragMeToHell'' has the protagonist be [[GypsyCurse cursed by a gypsy woman]] to be terrorized by a Lamia for three nights before being bodily dragged into hell. All for ''[[DisproportionateRetribution denying her a third loan extension on her house.]]''

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* ''Film/DragMeToHell'' has the protagonist be [[GypsyCurse cursed by a gypsy woman]] to be terrorized by a Lamia for three nights before being bodily dragged into hell.DraggedOffToHell. All for ''[[DisproportionateRetribution denying her a third loan extension on her house.]]''
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