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20th Aug '16 6:09:41 PM Azes13
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* [[http://dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/Codex_entry:_Broken_Dowsing_Rods_-_No_Refunds Dowsing rods]] are found in ''Franchise/DragonAge''. Though magic is feared and hated, dowsing is generally acceptable, since...
-->"the worst possible dowsing-related crime suggested by Grand Cleric Willhemina of Hossberg was that they might go looking for poisonous worms which could be left in the chantry offertory."
1st Aug '16 5:15:33 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Film/ThePrincessBride'', Inigo prays to his late father to guide his sword -- then successfully divines the entrance to the Pit Of Despair.

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* In ''Film/ThePrincessBride'', Inigo prays to his late father to guide his sword
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* ''Film/TheThingThatCouldntDie'' (a horror film which would have languished in well-deserved obscurity had [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Mike and the Bots]] not discovered it) centers around a young girl who can 'water-witch' and consequently discovers the body of a man (justly) condemned to a FateWorseThanDeath.
* In ''Film/TheWaterDiviner'', Creator/RussellCrowe plays a character whose near-supernatural ability to find water sources is a recurring motif.


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* In ''Film/ThePrincessBride'', Inigo prays to his late father to guide his sword -- then successfully divines the entrance to the Pit Of Despair.
* ''Film/TheThingThatCouldntDie'' (a horror film which would have languished in well-deserved obscurity had [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Mike and the Bots]] not discovered it) centers around a young girl who can 'water-witch' and consequently discovers the body of a man (justly) condemned to a FateWorseThanDeath.
* In ''Film/TheWaterDiviner'', Creator/RussellCrowe plays a character whose near-supernatural ability to find water sources is a recurring motif.
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1st Aug '16 2:50:39 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheMunsters'': Grandpa Munster had a transistorized one with multiple settings.

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* ''TheMunsters'': ''Series/TheMunsters'': Grandpa Munster had a transistorized one with multiple settings.



* Gilligan used a divining rod in an episode of ''GilligansIsland''.

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* Gilligan used a divining rod in an episode of ''GilligansIsland''.''Series/GilligansIsland''.



* In the first ''BrokenSword'' game, George briefly uses a divining rod to find an ancient well (he finds nothing but an extremely old tin can, but when he tosses it aside...).

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* In the first ''BrokenSword'' ''VideoGame/BrokenSword'' game, George briefly uses a divining rod to find an ancient well (he finds nothing but an extremely old tin can, but when he tosses it aside...).
23rd Jul '16 4:46:55 PM NaraNumas
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* The dowsing rod in ''{{VideoGame/Psychonauts}}'' is incredibly useful, as it allows you to find deep caches of arrowheads (the game's currency), without one you can only pull up one or two at a time, and since there are several mandatory powers you need to buy in the shop, it will save you a lot of time grinding money.
18th Jun '16 5:54:10 PM NozzDogg
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* Since psychic powers, including dowsing, are real in ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' you shouldn't assume the person carrying crystals, sticks or globes is just messing around.
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6th May '16 7:39:52 AM FF32
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* Brian uses one in [[http://campcomic.com/comic/67 this]] ''Webcomic/CampWeedonwantcha'' strip, which leads him to an outdoor faucet.
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13th Dec '15 2:24:35 PM Phred
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfPussInBoots'' features the Silver Dowsing Rod of Akhenaten, a magic dowsing rod that can track down anything the holder thinks of.
16th Nov '15 6:59:46 PM Willbyr
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* Numata of ''Manga/TheKurosagiCorpseDeliveryService'' normally uses a pendulum to dowse for corpses. In one story, however, he uses the more traditional bent sticks [[spoiler: to honor the man who taught him the technique, who's been murdered himself]].

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* Numata of ''Manga/TheKurosagiCorpseDeliveryService'' normally uses a pendulum to dowse for corpses. In one story, however, he uses the more traditional bent sticks [[spoiler: to [[spoiler:to honor the man who taught him the technique, who's been murdered himself]].



* Eila uses one in ''StrikeWitches 2'', episode seven, to track down the Neuroi that's been invading the girls' pants.
* Kurapika in ''HunterXHunter'' uses one of his nen chains to locate people among others.

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* Eila uses one in ''StrikeWitches ''Anime/StrikeWitches 2'', episode seven, to track down the Neuroi that's been invading the girls' pants.
* Kurapika in ''HunterXHunter'' ''Manga/HunterXHunter'' uses one of his nen chains to locate people among others.
5th Nov '15 2:58:13 AM Morgenthaler
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An object, such as a forked branch or wooden stick, used to locate hidden objects by consulting supernatural or magical forces. The DowsingDevice itself is not necessarily magical, but it functions as a focus at least.

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An object, such as a forked branch or wooden stick, used to locate hidden objects by consulting supernatural or magical forces. The DowsingDevice Dowsing Device itself is not necessarily magical, but it functions as a focus at least.
4th Nov '15 2:05:35 PM Willbyr
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* Numata of ''KurosagiCorpseDeliveryService'' normally uses a pendulum to dowse for corpses. In one story, however, he uses the more traditional bent sticks [[spoiler: to honor the man who taught him the technique, who's been murdered himself]].

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* Numata of ''KurosagiCorpseDeliveryService'' ''Manga/TheKurosagiCorpseDeliveryService'' normally uses a pendulum to dowse for corpses. In one story, however, he uses the more traditional bent sticks [[spoiler: to honor the man who taught him the technique, who's been murdered himself]].
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