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6th Dec '17 4:07:23 PM nombretomado
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* In Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters, the protagonist, Yugi, solves an ancient puzzle which houses the spirit of a 5000 year old Pharaoh, and according to both the Dub and the original Japanese version, he is supposedly 'cursed'. [[CursedWithAwesome It's a rather beneficial curse, though,]] as he gains an alter ego voiced by DanGreen and becomes an expert in all kinds of games, even beating the world champion in a card game the first time they play against each other. And it comes in handy during the "Waking The Dragons" Arc, where the Seal of Orichalcos, a regular card, seals the loser's soul. If having an extra soul was ever an advantage, this would be the time.

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* In Yu-Gi-Oh! ''Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters, Monsters'', the protagonist, Yugi, solves an ancient puzzle which houses the spirit of a 5000 year old Pharaoh, and according to both the Dub and the original Japanese version, he is supposedly 'cursed'. [[CursedWithAwesome It's a rather beneficial curse, though,]] as he gains an alter ego voiced by DanGreen Creator/DanGreen and becomes an expert in all kinds of games, even beating the world champion in a card game the first time they play against each other. And it comes in handy during the "Waking The Dragons" Arc, where the Seal of Orichalcos, a regular card, seals the loser's soul. If having an extra soul was ever an advantage, this would be the time.
3rd Dec '17 1:10:53 PM Sharlee
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** One short story in the series has Dresden investigating the Chicago Cubs' famous Curse of the Billy Goat (see "Sports" below, under "Baseball"). [[spoiler: He discovers that it wasn't the goat's ''owner'' who actually cursed the team, but ''the goat''. Which was really a disguised wildfae who took the complaints about its smell personally.]]
25th Nov '17 2:08:37 PM Discar
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** Dalinar doesn't remember exactly what he asked for, but the result was that he lost all memories of his wife, to the point that he can't even hear her name when it is spoken. Things get weird in ''Oathbringer'' when those memories slowly start coming back; no one has ever heard of one of the Nightwatcher's curses wearing off. [[spoiler:Dalinar had burned an entire town alive for rebelling against his brother, unaware that his wife was inside begging the people to surrender. The guilt was driving him insane, and he asked the Nightwatcher for "forgiveness." She couldn't give it to him (it's implied [[BlueAndOrangeMorality she didn't even know what he was asking for]]) so her mother, the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Shard]] Cultivation, stepped in to give a deal instead. She "pruned" Dalinar's memories, including his memories of his wife, to give him the opportunity to move past his compulsions and become a better man. The curse was that eventually those memories would return, and he would be forced to overcome them]].

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** Dalinar doesn't remember exactly what he asked for, but the result was that he lost all memories of his wife, to the point that he can't even hear her name when it is spoken. Things get weird in ''Oathbringer'' when those memories slowly start coming back; no one has ever heard of one of the Nightwatcher's curses wearing off. [[spoiler:Dalinar had burned an entire town alive for rebelling against his brother, unaware that his wife was inside begging the people to surrender. The guilt was driving him insane, and he asked the Nightwatcher for "forgiveness." She couldn't give it to him (it's implied [[BlueAndOrangeMorality she didn't even know understand what he was asking for]]) so her mother, the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Shard]] Cultivation, stepped in to give a deal instead. She "pruned" Dalinar's memories, including his memories of his wife, to give him the opportunity to move past his compulsions and become a better man. The curse was that eventually those memories would return, and he would be forced to overcome them]].
25th Nov '17 2:07:25 PM Discar
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* ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'': There is an EnigmaticEmpoweringEntity called the Nightwatcher who, if you visit her, will give you a single boon and a single curse. One minor character thinks she's a LiteralGenie and you can get out of it with ExactWords, but a more knowledgeable character explains it doesn't work like that; you ask for a boon, and the Nightwatcher gives you a curse that ''she'' thinks is equivalent. Sometimes it's an ironic twist of the wish, but usually it's something completely unrelated. Known curses/boons include:
** A farmer who asked for a large pile of expensive cloth to sell so his family could make it through a harsh winter. His curse was to see the world upside down for the rest of his life; it was weird, but he got used to it.
** Taravangian asked for "the capacity to stop [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt what was coming]]." He was gifted with randomly fluctuating intelligence (paired with compassion that fluctuates in the opposite direction; ie, he's nicer on his stupider days). This resulted in [[spoiler:him reaching god-level intelligence and writing a Diagram to save the world by conquering it]]. In ''Oathbringer'' he clarifies that he asked for "the capacity ''and the compassion'' to stop what was coming." His curse is that he doesn't get both at the same time.
** Lift asked to never age or change, and assumed the Nightwatcher made her into TheAgeless. She didn't; instead she moved Lift slightly into the Cognitive Realm, giving her a number of strange abilities like metabolizing food into [[{{Mana}} Stormlight]] and touching [[NatureSpirit spren]]. Quite a few knowledgeable people point out that this is really really weird, even by the Nightwatcher's standards, and the Stormfather grumpily says that the whole thing is [[{{Troll}} probably a prank the Nightwatcher is playing on him]].
** Dalinar doesn't remember exactly what he asked for, but the result was that he lost all memories of his wife, to the point that he can't even hear her name when it is spoken. Things get weird in ''Oathbringer'' when those memories slowly start coming back; no one has ever heard of one of the Nightwatcher's curses wearing off. [[spoiler:Dalinar had burned an entire town alive for rebelling against his brother, unaware that his wife was inside begging the people to surrender. The guilt was driving him insane, and he asked the Nightwatcher for "forgiveness." She couldn't give it to him (it's implied [[BlueAndOrangeMorality she didn't even know what he was asking for]]) so her mother, the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Shard]] Cultivation, stepped in to give a deal instead. She "pruned" Dalinar's memories, including his memories of his wife, to give him the opportunity to move past his compulsions and become a better man. The curse was that eventually those memories would return, and he would be forced to overcome them]].
28th Sep '17 6:06:32 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/DevonMonk's ''[[Literature/AgeOfSteam Dead Iron]]'', why Cedar is a {{werewolf}}.

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* In Creator/DevonMonk's ''[[Literature/AgeOfSteam Dead Iron]]'', ''Literature/DeadIron'', why Cedar is a {{werewolf}}.
13th Sep '17 2:32:59 AM Dravencour
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* [[NoOntologicalInertia Killing the curser or otherwise getting them to die]]. (Not effective in cases of a dying curse.)

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* [[NoOntologicalInertia Killing the curser or otherwise getting them to die]]. (Not effective in cases of a dying curse.DyingCurse.)
6th Sep '17 7:26:41 PM gemmabeta2
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** The curse was obviously effective, as Shakespeare's remains stayed in the tomb to this day (as opposed to the usual procedure, in which a body would be removed in a couple of decades to free up the space for the next corpse).
3rd Sep '17 2:49:17 AM EdibleSamurai
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** If a person continues to divide their soul, they lose their humanity and their very nose, and eventually suffer a FateWorseThanDeath.

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** If a person continues to divide their soul, they lose their humanity and humanity, their very nose, skin turns grey, their [[WindowsToTheSoul eyes become like those of snakes]] as do [[FacialHorror their nose]], their voice becomes terrifyingly scratchy and inhuman, they will and eventually suffer a FateWorseThanDeath.
29th Aug '17 11:28:15 PM Yozzy
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* King Tut's tomb was opened in 1922. It's been long stated that a curse on the tomb killed everyone involved, though such stories are rather exaggerated and often flat out untrue. Well -- everyone involved died. Eventually.

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* King Tut's tomb was opened in 1922. It's been long stated that a curse on the tomb killed everyone involved, though such stories detailing the events are rather exaggerated and often flat out untrue. Well -- Nearly a hundred years later, whether you believe that it was involved with a curse or not, we can confirm that everyone involved died. Eventually.in the event did die eventually.



* Some "Curses" work in real life. Although there is nothing magical or harmful about them, they can be quite effective.

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* Some "Curses" work in real life. Although there is nothing magical or harmful about them, [[SelfFulfillingProphecy they can be quite effective.effective]].
26th Aug '17 11:04:19 AM Someoneman
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* In the WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail "Too Cool", Señor Cardgage's character video curses Homestar and Strong Bad so their lips and voice change whenever they say the word "tertiary". It takes a "7 or 8 years later" FlashForward before a situation comes up where they need to say "tertiary".
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