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8th Jul '17 1:04:29 PM JackG
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** It was played with when Angel was given drugs by a starlet wanting to be turned so she could keep her good looks, and the curse was loosened enough to allow Angelus to take control while he was high. Also, the curse failed to break after Angel had sex with Darla near the end of the series run.

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** It was played with when Angel was given drugs by a starlet wanting to be turned so she could keep her good looks, and the curse was loosened enough to allow Angelus to take control while he was high. Also, the curse failed to break after Angel had sex with Darla near the end Darla, as this was an act of the series run.despair, not love.
29th Jun '17 6:04:46 PM EnigmusPrime
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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' involved a girl from Grim's old school [[StalkerWithACrush who had a crush on him]] get cursed by the principle (as punishment for eating the kids making fun of her and Grim-which by that point consisted of the entire student body) to guard the secret of the universe for all time. The escape clause was that if a human sees the secret, she'd be free, and the poor schmuck who looks gets her job. [[spoiler:An honor which goes to [[AlphaBitch Mindy]]]]. Bonus points for the curse being treated as an ''actual'' curse, complete with the specific section containing the clause.

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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' involved a girl from Grim's old school [[StalkerWithACrush who had a crush on him]] get cursed by the principle (as punishment for eating the kids making fun of her and Grim-which by that point consisted of the entire student body) to guard the secret of the universe for all time. The escape clause was that if a human sees the secret, she'd be free, and the poor schmuck who looks gets her job. [[spoiler:An honor which goes to [[AlphaBitch Mindy]]]]. Bonus points for the curse being treated as an ''actual'' curse, contract, complete with the specific section containing the clause.
19th Jun '17 12:54:58 PM luiz4200
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* ''WesternAnimation/EightHundredAndFiftyMeters'': The "Ugly" Princess is only ugly because of a curse that'll be broken if the dragon guarding her tower is slain. It turns out to be a lie to convince the knight to look for the invincible sword. The "Princess" is actually a hand puppet controlled by the dragon's sister.
12th Jun '17 1:51:44 PM Eddy1215
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** In "Royal Occupation", Tucker ends up [[BewitchedAmphibian transformed into a frog]] by Aragon. Being GenreSavvy to fairy tales, he think he can return to normal if he's kissed by a maiden. [[spoiler:He turns to be right when he he shares an AccidentalKiss with [[ShipTease Jazz]]]].

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** In "Royal Occupation", Tucker ends up [[BewitchedAmphibian [[BewitchedAmphibians transformed into a frog]] by Aragon. Being GenreSavvy to fairy tales, he think he can return to normal if he's kissed by a maiden. [[spoiler:He turns to be right when he he shares an AccidentalKiss with [[ShipTease Jazz]]]].
12th Jun '17 1:50:04 PM Eddy1215
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* In the ''FanFic/FacingTheFutureSeries'', it's revealed that Desiree's compulsion to grant any wish she hears was due to a spell being placed on her in life by an ifrit. The only way to break it is if she finds her OneTrueLove. [[spoiler:Believe it or not, it's Sydney Poindexter]].

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* ''FanFic/FacingTheFutureSeries'':
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In the ''FanFic/FacingTheFutureSeries'', "Royal Occupation", Tucker ends up [[BewitchedAmphibian transformed into a frog]] by Aragon. Being GenreSavvy to fairy tales, he think he can return to normal if he's kissed by a maiden. [[spoiler:He turns to be right when he he shares an AccidentalKiss with [[ShipTease Jazz]]]].
** In "What She Wants",
it's revealed that Desiree's compulsion to grant any wish she hears was due to a spell being placed on her in life by an ifrit. The only way to break it is if she finds her OneTrueLove. [[spoiler:Believe it or not, it's Sydney Poindexter]].



* The plot of the ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' episode "Operation: L.I.C.O.R.I.C.E." involves Black Tom Licorice and his crew of {{Ghost Pirates}}s, who are cursed because they selfishly chopped down an entire forest of red licorice. The curse made the licorice black and turned them into licorice skeletons. They seek to break the curse by planting a seed that can restore the forest, which Numbuh 5's rival Heinrich von Marzipon unwisely stole

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* The plot of the ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' episode "Operation: L.I.C.O.R.I.C.E." involves Black Tom Licorice and his crew of {{Ghost Pirates}}s, Pirate}}s, who are cursed because they selfishly greedily chopped down an entire forest of red licorice. The curse made the licorice black and turned them into licorice skeletons. They seek to break the curse by planting a seed that can restore the forest, which Numbuh 5's rival Heinrich von Marzipon unwisely stole stole.
11th Jun '17 3:00:23 PM nombretomado
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* One ''XXXenophile'' story had a genie and his mortal lover, who (before the story began) had gained her freedom when her oppressor changed her name, thus qualifying her for three additional standard wishes. She wants to set the genie free, but can only do so by making a wish he wants to grant, but cannot. She wishes for him to make love to her until he's exhausted, which he does. Then she wishes for him... to do it again. Which he's too tired to do, thus freeing him. (He promises to make good on it once he's rested up, though.) Another story featured the warrior Blue Opal who, in a homage to Comicbook/RedSonja, was prohibited from indulging sexually unless defeated in combat first. A traveler tries to take her mind off things by teaching her a strategy game... and upon winning the first time, accidentally breaks the prohibition. Turns out the game was called, in the traveler's native language, "Combat"...

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* One ''XXXenophile'' ''ComicBook/XXXenophile'' story had a genie and his mortal lover, who (before the story began) had gained her freedom when her oppressor changed her name, thus qualifying her for three additional standard wishes. She wants to set the genie free, but can only do so by making a wish he wants to grant, but cannot. She wishes for him to make love to her until he's exhausted, which he does. Then she wishes for him... to do it again. Which he's too tired to do, thus freeing him. (He promises to make good on it once he's rested up, though.) Another story featured the warrior Blue Opal who, in a homage to Comicbook/RedSonja, was prohibited from indulging sexually unless defeated in combat first. A traveler tries to take her mind off things by teaching her a strategy game... and upon winning the first time, accidentally breaks the prohibition. Turns out the game was called, in the traveler's native language, "Combat"...
16th May '17 7:14:35 PM nombretomado
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* In ''UnforgottenRealms'', [[spoiler: the curses the Heroes have are only bound to their bodies, not their souls.]]

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* In ''UnforgottenRealms'', ''WebAnimation/UnforgottenRealms'', [[spoiler: the curses the Heroes have are only bound to their bodies, not their souls.]]
6th Apr '17 6:57:01 AM Darkmoonfire
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* In ''Literature/PavaneInPearlAndEmerald'', all curses have an escape clause as a side effect of the magic system. Unfortunately the protagonist doesn't know what the escape clause is for the curse binding the princess.
19th Mar '17 9:43:26 AM nombretomado
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** In the ForgottenRealms sourcebook "The Fall of Myth Drannor", the elves of Myth Drannor captured daemons (yugoloths) and locked them in an invisible prison, which would only break if a "good-hearted [[AlwaysChaoticEvil red dragon]]" flew past it. Centuries later, as elven civilization became far less militaristic, a hybrid red dragon, raised by a good person, did just that. Oops... The daemons went on to destroy Myth Drannor in a massive war, at one point being attacked by the furious dragon, when it discovered how they had escaped.
* Inverted in ''NewWorldOfDarkness'' game ''TabletopGame/ChangelingTheLost''. One power changelings get is the ability to create Pledges -- magically binding agreements with a range of possible effects. For instance, a person may agree to do a changeling's laundry in exchange for having a servant show up out of nowhere and work for them free of charge. While low-power pledges can be of the "do this to get that" variety, increasing power requires both parties to stipulate some kind of increasingly-bad punishment for breaking the pledge. Fortunately, they can be made for a set duration.

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** In the ForgottenRealms TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms sourcebook "The Fall of Myth Drannor", the elves of Myth Drannor captured daemons (yugoloths) and locked them in an invisible prison, which would only break if a "good-hearted [[AlwaysChaoticEvil red dragon]]" flew past it. Centuries later, as elven civilization became far less militaristic, a hybrid red dragon, raised by a good person, did just that. Oops... The daemons went on to destroy Myth Drannor in a massive war, at one point being attacked by the furious dragon, when it discovered how they had escaped.
* Inverted in ''NewWorldOfDarkness'' ''TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness'' game ''TabletopGame/ChangelingTheLost''. One power changelings get is the ability to create Pledges -- magically binding agreements with a range of possible effects. For instance, a person may agree to do a changeling's laundry in exchange for having a servant show up out of nowhere and work for them free of charge. While low-power pledges can be of the "do this to get that" variety, increasing power requires both parties to stipulate some kind of increasingly-bad punishment for breaking the pledge. Fortunately, they can be made for a set duration.
14th Feb '17 2:06:32 PM margdean56
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* In ''Literature/ShamanOfTheUndead'' it's a healthy practice to include an escape clause in your immortal oath if the oath proves impossible to fulfill. However, you can make an oath without it, but you're doing it on your own risk, and if you fail to fulfill the oath, side effects include annoyed ghosts, lack of sleep and HeroicRROD.

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* In ''Literature/ShamanOfTheUndead'' it's a healthy practice to include an escape clause in your immortal oath if the oath proves impossible to fulfill. However, you You can make an oath without it, but you're doing it on at your own risk, and if you fail to fulfill the oath, side effects include annoyed ghosts, lack of sleep and HeroicRROD.
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