History Main / CurseEscapeClause

28th Jun '16 6:26:12 PM Adept
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* Lampshaded then averted in the AGDInteractive VideoGame/KingsQuest games. The BigBad ''did'' put Graham under a curse. All parts of the curse (the family in danger, Graham's heart attack, Rosella and Alexander not inheriting the throne) came true, but not in the way the BigBad wanted!

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* Lampshaded then averted in the AGDInteractive Creator/AGDInteractive VideoGame/KingsQuest games. The BigBad ''did'' put Graham under a curse. All parts of the curse (the family in danger, Graham's heart attack, Rosella and Alexander not inheriting the throne) came true, but not in the way the BigBad wanted!
25th Jun '16 1:14:55 PM ultimomant
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* In ''Fanfic/YugiohTheThousandYearDoor'':

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* In ''Fanfic/YugiohTheThousandYearDoor'': ''Fanfic/YuGiOhTheThousandYearDoor'':
1st Jun '16 11:39:51 AM LadyNorbert
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* {{Invoked}} in the [[Fanfic/{{Cinderjuice}} Contractually Obligated Chaos]] series. The [[FairyGodmother Fairy Godfather]] explains that the magic which prevents WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}} from saying his own name is, in fact, not a curse as he had believed - the fact that there is no CurseEscapeClause is proof.



* Disney's adaptation of ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'' involved a deal made between Hercules and Hades where Hercules would give his powers up for 24 hours in exchange for the safety of his LoveInterest Megara. After a fight between Hercules and the Cyclops, a pillar was knocked onto Meg, killing her. As a result, Hercules' powers were restored.

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* Disney's adaptation of ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'' involved a deal made between Hercules and Hades where Hercules would give his powers up for 24 hours in exchange for the safety of his LoveInterest Megara. After a fight between Hercules and the Cyclops, a pillar was knocked onto Meg, killing fatally injuring her. As a result, Hercules' powers were restored.



* ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl'' has the eponymous curse laid on the gold by the Aztec gods: Any man who removes but a single piece from the chest is cursed for all eternity. The only way to break the curse is to return not only every single gold piece to the chest, but also blood from the one who took it. Merely ''possessing'' a piece from the chest is not sufficient to suffer the curse, [[ExactWords it only affects those who actually remove the gold themselves]]. Both the curse itself and the escape clause are employed strategically by Jack during the final battle.

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* ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl'' has the eponymous curse laid on the gold by the Aztec gods: Any man who removes but a single piece from the chest is cursed for all eternity. The only way to break the curse is to return not only every single gold piece to the chest, but also blood from the one who took it. Merely ''possessing'' a piece from the chest is not sufficient to suffer the curse, curse; [[ExactWords it only affects those who actually remove the gold themselves]]. Both the curse itself and the escape clause are employed strategically by Jack during the final battle.


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* Because the ''VideoGame/DarkParables'' are based on classic fairy tales, there are a number of {{curse}}s in them which don't quite work the way they were originally written. The escape clauses, therefore, are similarly turned on their heads, and the [[PlayerCharacter Fairy Tale Detective]] has to fix things in order for the assorted characters to live HappilyEverAfter.
16th May '16 12:01:35 PM Doug86
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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's Literature/ConanTheBarbarian story "Literature/ShadowsInTheMoonlight" when a PhysicalGod used TakenForGranite on his son's murderers, for [[PlotHole some reason]] he let them move in the moonlight -- which lets them plague people during that time. [[DreamingOfTimesGoneBy Fortunately, Olivia deduces this from her dream]].

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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's Literature/ConanTheBarbarian Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian story "Literature/ShadowsInTheMoonlight" when a PhysicalGod used TakenForGranite on his son's murderers, for [[PlotHole some reason]] he let them move in the moonlight -- which lets them plague people during that time. [[DreamingOfTimesGoneBy Fortunately, Olivia deduces this from her dream]].
16th Mar '16 12:24:05 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''MarriedWithChildren'': To exact DisproportionateRetribution against the blacksmith who insulted her, a witch cursed the village where they lived into never receiving sunlight again. The curse was set to last until the blacksmith and all his male descendants were killed within the village limits. Four hundred years later, the trope was averted when Al Bundy (descendant of the blacksmith) defeated Igor (descendant of the witch) and it ended the curse without fulfilling the conditions set by the witch.

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* ''MarriedWithChildren'': ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'': To exact DisproportionateRetribution against the blacksmith who insulted her, a witch cursed the village where they lived into never receiving sunlight again. The curse was set to last until the blacksmith and all his male descendants were killed within the village limits. Four hundred years later, the trope was averted when Al Bundy (descendant of the blacksmith) defeated Igor (descendant of the witch) and it ended the curse without fulfilling the conditions set by the witch.
13th Mar '16 11:26:35 AM nombretomado
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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ConanTheBarbarian story "Literature/ShadowsInTheMoonlight" when a PhysicalGod used TakenForGranite on his son's murderers, for [[PlotHole some reason]] he let them move in the moonlight -- which lets them plague people during that time. [[DreamingOfTimesGoneBy Fortunately, Olivia deduces this from her dream]].

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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ConanTheBarbarian Literature/ConanTheBarbarian story "Literature/ShadowsInTheMoonlight" when a PhysicalGod used TakenForGranite on his son's murderers, for [[PlotHole some reason]] he let them move in the moonlight -- which lets them plague people during that time. [[DreamingOfTimesGoneBy Fortunately, Olivia deduces this from her dream]].
24th Jan '16 10:44:15 AM nombretomado
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* During the early 2000s restart of ''ComicBook/TheDefenders'', Comicbook/DoctorStrange, {{Namor}}, ComicBook/SilverSurfer and the ComicBook/IncredibleHulk were cursed by Gaea to always unite whenever there was a threat to the Earth. They solved that problem by taking over the Earth and waiting until the curse was lifted.

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* During the early 2000s restart of ''ComicBook/TheDefenders'', Comicbook/DoctorStrange, {{Namor}}, [[ComicBook/SubMariner Namor]], ComicBook/SilverSurfer and the ComicBook/IncredibleHulk were cursed by Gaea to always unite whenever there was a threat to the Earth. They solved that problem by taking over the Earth and waiting until the curse was lifted.
15th Nov '15 9:17:49 PM sorako
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* In ''Manga/FairyTail'', [[BigBad Zeref]] [[spoiler:and [[BigGood Mavis]]]] are affected by [[JerkassGods Ankhseram's]] [[BerserkButton Curse]], which gives them [[TheAgeless immortality]] and the [[InstantDeathRadius curse to kill everyone around them]] [[KickTheDog especially those they care for]]. However, the "kill everyone" part does have a workaround: [[LackOfEmpathy If they stop caring about others and kill with impunity]]. [[SadisticChoice Either way, they're condemned to kill others]]. [[spoiler:It turns out the only reason Mavis' InstantDeathRadius didn't activate sooner was because she was involved in a war in which [[PragmaticHero she willing sent her allies to their death in battle to save more innocent ones]], and it's heavily implied she sealed herself in [[HumanPopsicle Lumen Histoire]] to prevent herself from killing her friends]].

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* In ''Manga/FairyTail'', [[BigBad Zeref]] [[spoiler:and [[BigGood Mavis]]]] are affected by [[JerkassGods Ankhseram's]] [[BerserkButton Curse]], which gives them [[TheAgeless immortality]] and the [[InstantDeathRadius curse to kill everyone around them]] [[KickTheDog especially those they care for]]. However, the "kill everyone" part does have a workaround: [[LackOfEmpathy If they stop caring about others and kill with impunity]]. [[SadisticChoice Either way, they're condemned to kill others]]. [[spoiler:It turns out the only reason Mavis' InstantDeathRadius didn't activate sooner was because she was involved in a war in which [[PragmaticHero she willing sent her allies to their death in battle to save more innocent ones]], and it's heavily implied she sealed herself in [[HumanPopsicle Lumen Histoire]] to prevent herself from killing her friends]].ones]].]]
26th Oct '15 6:23:37 AM MagwitchOo
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** the ogress curses the hero to forget the heroine as soon as his mother kisses him. However, when she sends a magical dove to recite her story, it jogs his memory lose.

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** the ogress curses the hero to forget the heroine as soon as his mother kisses him. However, when she sends a magical dove to recite her story, it jogs his memory lose.loss.
26th Oct '15 6:22:42 AM MagwitchOo
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** the ogress curses the hero to forget the heroine as soon as his mother kisses him. However, when she sends a magical dove to recite her story, it jogs his memory loose.

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** the ogress curses the hero to forget the heroine as soon as his mother kisses him. However, when she sends a magical dove to recite her story, it jogs his memory loose.lose.
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