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26th Jan '16 4:46:41 PM jormis29
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* This is what drives the plot in ''Film/TheLibrarian'' films. For example, the protagonist gets fencing lessons from the Excalibur, which flies around the Library.

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* This is what drives the plot in ''Film/TheLibrarian'' films. For example, the protagonist gets fencing lessons from the Excalibur, {{Excalibur}}, which flies around the Library.



** The Shroud of Turin also shows up, toying with this trope. Though of course many people in the real world believe it's by no means mundane, Harry mostly agrees with the theory that it was a medieval forgery. The thing is, in the Dresdenverse, tens of millions of people [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve literally can't be wrong about something being mystically potent]].

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** The Shroud of Turin ShroudOfTurin also shows up, toying with this trope. Though of course many people in the real world believe it's by no means mundane, Harry mostly agrees with the theory that it was a medieval forgery. The thing is, in the Dresdenverse, tens of millions of people [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve literally can't be wrong about something being mystically potent]].



* AssassinsCreed: Crystal Skulls, the Antikythera mechanism, the Voynich manuscript and many more. All ancient Precursor technology, all have seemingly magic powers.

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* AssassinsCreed: Crystal Skulls, {{Crystal Skull}}s, the Antikythera mechanism, the Voynich manuscript and many more. All ancient Precursor technology, all have seemingly magic powers.
26th Jan '16 12:42:49 PM MasamiPhoenix
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*** Later he finds the ''actual'' Shroud, which not only proves the earlier one is fake and fueled by everybody's belief, but is also blindingly more powerful.
29th Dec '15 7:57:53 PM HeWhoMustNotBeUsernamed
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* PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians: pretty much every statue in New York city can be converted into an automaton thanks to the intervention of Daedalus (the one form the Labyrinth, yes).


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** Any pyramid or obelisk, as well. It doesn't have to be ancient, or even Egyptian in origin. The Washington memorial will do.


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* AssassinsCreed: Crystal Skulls, the Antikythera mechanism, the Voynich manuscript and many more. All ancient Precursor technology, all have seemingly magic powers.
14th Oct '15 4:03:04 PM StFan
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* One character in ''ComicBook/RequiemChevalierVampire'' collects historically significant weapons (the guns that killed Lincoln and Kennedy, the sword that killed Caesar, etc.). On Résurrection, the more evil you did in life, the more powerful you are here (to the point where Hitler is a FantasticNuke, along with two other, unnamed persons).

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* One character in ''ComicBook/RequiemChevalierVampire'' ''ComicBook/RequiemVampireKnight'' collects historically significant weapons (the guns that killed Lincoln and Kennedy, the sword that killed Caesar, etc.). On Résurrection, the more evil you did in life, the more powerful you are here (to the point where Hitler is a FantasticNuke, along with two other, unnamed persons).
13th Oct '15 3:26:22 AM shamblingdead2
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* Discussed in ''Literature/TheJourneyer''. Marco, expecting the opulent empires as described in the Bible, is disappointed that the largest cities from the Bible are little more than villages run by tribal chiefs. He also opines that the great leaders such as King David and King Solomon were probably also petty chiefs.
5th Jul '15 9:26:09 PM nombretomado
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* This is what drives the plot in ''TheLibrarian'' films. For example, the protagonist gets fencing lessons from the Excalibur, which flies around the Library.

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* This is what drives the plot in ''TheLibrarian'' ''Film/TheLibrarian'' films. For example, the protagonist gets fencing lessons from the Excalibur, which flies around the Library.
25th Mar '15 4:48:06 AM jormis29
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* In Creator/VertigoComics series like ''ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}}'', ''Comicbook/TheSandman'', ''ShadeTheChangingMan'', and ''ComicBook/DoomPatrol'', this is an InvokedTrope: well-known artifacts and items often possess mystical properties ''because'' so many people know of them, investing them with spiritual significance.

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* In Creator/VertigoComics series like ''ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}}'', ''Comicbook/TheSandman'', ''ShadeTheChangingMan'', ''ComicBook/ShadeTheChangingMan'', and ''ComicBook/DoomPatrol'', this is an InvokedTrope: well-known artifacts and items often possess mystical properties ''because'' so many people know of them, investing them with spiritual significance.



* One character in ''RequiemChevalierVampire'' collects historically significant weapons (the guns that killed Lincoln and Kennedy, the sword that killed Caesar, etc.). On Résurrection, the more evil you did in life, the more powerful you are here (to the point where Hitler is a FantasticNuke, along with two other, unnamed persons).

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* One character in ''RequiemChevalierVampire'' ''ComicBook/RequiemChevalierVampire'' collects historically significant weapons (the guns that killed Lincoln and Kennedy, the sword that killed Caesar, etc.). On Résurrection, the more evil you did in life, the more powerful you are here (to the point where Hitler is a FantasticNuke, along with two other, unnamed persons).
23rd Apr '14 2:43:07 AM Chabal2
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* One character in ''RequiemChevalierVampire'' collects historically significant weapons (the guns that killed Lincoln and Kennedy, the sword that killed Caesar, etc.). On Résurrection, the more evil you did in life, the more powerful you are here (to the point where Hitler is a FantasticNuke, along with two other, unnamed persons).
22nd Apr '14 7:54:46 AM Polkaface99
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25th Mar '14 7:59:25 AM SeptimusHeap
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* The ''AcademyOfSuperheroes'' universe has the Worldmaze, a PortalNetwork created using the globally-scattered pieces of the Berlin Wall as foci.

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* The ''AcademyOfSuperheroes'' ''WebOriginal/AcademyOfSuperheroes'' universe has the Worldmaze, a PortalNetwork created using the globally-scattered pieces of the Berlin Wall as foci.
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