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22nd Apr '17 12:23:16 PM kazokuhouou
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* During the battle against Servant Chaos in ''WebComic/SailorMoonCosmosArc'', the senshi fall under a curse cast by the brainwashed Chibiusa and Endymion: they're only human at nighttime. During the day they're ghosts that no one can remember. This causes some complications, as they aren't powerful enough to Sailor Teleport to Elysian [[spoiler: what with Usagi committing suicide and all]], so they have to get to the portal to Elysian by sundown or they'll drown in the ocean.

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* During the battle against Servant Chaos in ''WebComic/SailorMoonCosmosArc'', the senshi fall under a curse cast by the brainwashed Chibiusa and Endymion: they're only human at nighttime. During the day they're ghosts that no one can remember. This causes some complications, as they aren't powerful enough to Sailor Teleport to Elysian [[spoiler: what with Usagi committing suicide and all]], their power stagnated due to not using them in centuries]], so they have to get to the portal to Elysian by sundown or they'll drown in the ocean.
22nd Apr '17 10:56:50 AM kazokuhouou
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* During the battle against Servant Chaos in ''WebComic/SailorMoonCosmosArc'', the senshi fall under a curse cast by the brainwashed Chibiusa and Endymion: they're only human at nighttime. During the day they're ghosts that no one can remember. This causes some complications, as they aren't powerful enough to Sailor Teleport to Elysian [[spoiler: what with Usagi committing suicide and all]], so they have to get to the portal to Elysian by sundown or they'll drown in the ocean.
2nd Apr '17 7:59:57 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In the world of ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'', a smart candy hunter knows that "a good candy taken in greed will always turn sour". Which leads to quite a few instances of ''stupid'' candy hunters paying a price for being selfish:
** The first appearance of Abby's rival, Heinrich von Marzipan, involved Heinrich swiping her "blurpleberry supreme" in order to loot the tomb of King Tutakhandy. After reading the part of the inscription that said, "With the crown you shall control the sarcophagus", he disregarded the rest, refusing to listen to Numbuh Five when she tried to warn him that the other half was, "but refuse to share and only taste asparagus". Naturally, he found out that part the hard way, but the curse only lasted so long as he had the crown, which abby took from him.
** He didn't get off quite as easy the next time. After trying to turn a pet rabbit into a chocolate one via a chocolate volcano, he fell into the choco-lava himself and was left for dead. However, he was actually turned into living chocolate, who could turn anything else into chocolate via touch. It was practically heaven for him, until he started craving foods other than chocolate, which he now couldn't have. The KND was able to cure him, but he didn't learn...
** Operation LICORICE had ''two'' curses in one episode:
*** First, the candy pirate Black John Licorice discovered an island of red licorice trees, and selfishly chopped it all down and carted it away. The horrible curse he and his crew was punished with turned the licorice itself black (which is, to folks like him, inedible) and turned them into undead skeletons ''made'' of licorice, who could only function at night. Eventually, they sought a gypsy fortuneteller who gave them a magic seed that could restore the island, but they were unable to plant it before dawn. which led to the second curse...
*** The island was eventually found by Stickbeard and Heinrich (again) and Heinrich foolishly took the seed, causing Black John's crew to pursue him endlessly. Leading to the actual plot of the episode.
** 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.)
20th Mar '17 2:20:44 PM StFan
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* Some Ancient Egyptian tombs threaten curses of misfortune and divine retribution upon would-be desecrators.
** [[http://www.guardians.net/hawass/buildtomb.htm This example]] from an artisan's tomb ends with "Anyone who does anything bad to my tomb, then (the) crocodile, (the) hippopotamus, and the lion will eat him." [[TheEmperorsNewGroove Did they mean "or"?]]

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* Some Ancient Egyptian tombs threaten curses of misfortune and divine retribution upon would-be desecrators.
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desecrators. [[http://www.guardians.net/hawass/buildtomb.htm This example]] from an artisan's tomb ends with "Anyone who does anything bad to my tomb, then (the) crocodile, (the) hippopotamus, and the lion will eat him." [[TheEmperorsNewGroove [[Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove Did they mean "or"?]]



14th Mar '17 7:47:52 PM _ballerina_
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* In Creator/EDBaker's ''Literature/TheWideAwakePrincess'', an old woman asks Annie for food -- and then throws it away, contemptuously. She's cursed with toads and snakes falling from her mouth.

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* In Creator/EDBaker's ''Literature/TheWideAwakePrincess'', an old woman asks Annie for food -- and then throws it away, contemptuously. She's cursed with toads and snakes falling from her mouth. Annie's 'curse' is that magic doesn't work around her (her sister is Sleeping Beauty, so her parents begged to make their next daughter immune to magic) therefore, all curses thrown at her get bounced back.
** Speaking of curses, ''Literature/TalesOfTheFrogPrincess'' has many. A curse turns Eadric into a frog, and backfires when Emma kisses him with her curse-repelling bracelet, which turns her into a frog. A curse that has far more impact on Emma, her family, and the next couple books is one placed on their family a few hundred years before, fating any female ancestor of [[JerkassVictim Princess Hazel]] to turn into an ugly, evil old hag if she touches a flower after her sixteenth birthday. The curse affects the Queen Mother, Olivine and [[spoiler:Grassina]] before [[spoiler:Emma is able to have it lifted.]]
*** Haywood, Grassina's fiancé, was turned into an otter for ''decades'' by Olivine, just because she wanted to make Grassina miserable.
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.
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