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1st Aug '17 7:59:47 PM MonaNaito
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** These are only the tip of the iceberg, as "supernatural object as the secret cause of a real-world catastrophe" has made it on to [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/the-big-list-of-overdone-scp-cliches The Big List Of Overdone SCP Cliches]].
4th Jun '17 8:11:00 PM NightShade96
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A sub-trope of PublicDomainArtifact, this is the one where real-life objects of notable historical value (that ''indisputably'' exist or existed in real life) are given a magical makeover in a work of fiction. Think of it as the inanimate version of BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy or a [[HistoricalHeroUpgrade Historical Object Upgrade]]. Can be related to ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve or WeaponizedLandmark.

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A sub-trope of PublicDomainArtifact, this is the one where real-life objects of notable historical value (that ''indisputably'' exist or existed in real life) are given a magical makeover in a work of fiction. Think of it as the inanimate version of BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy or a [[HistoricalHeroUpgrade Historical Object Upgrade]]. Can be related to ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve, WeaponizedLandmark or WeaponizedLandmark.
RealEventFictionalCause.
30th Apr '17 3:32:10 PM Xtifr
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30th Apr '17 3:29:44 PM Xtifr
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* Creator/ElizabethBear's ''Literature/ThePromethean Age'' books use the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_spike Golden Spike]] as the lynchpin of a mystical anti-faerie enchantment. Railroads and iron, dontcha know. They also feature one of the [[http://www.nypl.org/help/about-nypl/library-lions lions in front of the New York City Public Library]] as a GeniusLoci.

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* Creator/ElizabethBear's ''Literature/ThePromethean Age'' ''Literature/ThePrometheanAge'' books use the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_spike Golden Spike]] as the lynchpin of a mystical anti-faerie enchantment. Railroads and iron, dontcha know. They also feature one of the [[http://www.nypl.org/help/about-nypl/library-lions lions in front of the New York City Public Library]] as a GeniusLoci.
30th Apr '17 3:28:30 PM Xtifr
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* Creator/ElizabethBear's ''Promethean Age'' books use the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_spike Golden Spike]] as the lynchpin of a mystical anti-faerie enchantment. Railroads and iron, dontcha know. They also feature one of the [[http://www.nypl.org/help/about-nypl/library-lions lions in front of the New York City Public Library]] as a GeniusLoci.

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* Creator/ElizabethBear's ''Promethean ''Literature/ThePromethean Age'' books use the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_spike Golden Spike]] as the lynchpin of a mystical anti-faerie enchantment. Railroads and iron, dontcha know. They also feature one of the [[http://www.nypl.org/help/about-nypl/library-lions lions in front of the New York City Public Library]] as a GeniusLoci.
29th Apr '17 8:01:38 PM Xtifr
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* Elizabeth Bear's ''Promethean Age'' books use the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_spike Golden Spike]] as the lynchpin of a mystical anti-faerie enchantment. Railroads and iron, dontcha know. They also feature one of the [[http://www.nypl.org/help/about-nypl/library-lions lions in front of the New York City Public Library]] as a GeniusLoci.

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* Elizabeth Bear's Creator/ElizabethBear's ''Promethean Age'' books use the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_spike Golden Spike]] as the lynchpin of a mystical anti-faerie enchantment. Railroads and iron, dontcha know. They also feature one of the [[http://www.nypl.org/help/about-nypl/library-lions lions in front of the New York City Public Library]] as a GeniusLoci.
22nd Dec '16 12:05:24 AM Nylsa
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* In part 7 of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_ratio Golden Proportion]] has weird, almost magic powers. If you manage to make an ordinary steel ball to spin forming a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_spiral Golden Spiral]] it will carry an inmense power, which can be applied for enhancing your strength and resistance, [[HealingShiv healing]], [[MercyKill killing painlessly]], making paralytics walk again, and disintegrating an object by passing the endless rotation of the ball to its molecules and atoms to the point that the force of the rotation overrides the forces that make them form an object.

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* In part 7 of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_ratio Golden Proportion]] has weird, almost magic powers. If you manage to make an ordinary steel ball to spin forming a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_spiral Golden Spiral]] it will carry an inmense power, which can be applied for enhancing your strength and resistance, [[HealingShiv healing]], [[MercyKill killing painlessly]], making paralytics walk again, and disintegrating an object by passing the endless rotation of the ball to its molecules and atoms to the point that the force of the rotation overrides the forces that make them form an object.



* In the ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' fan fiction series ''Fanfic/BoyScoutsOneHalf'', the ''entire country of UsefulNotes/{{Japan}}'' can fall under this trope. The series begins set in Massachusetts, and presents the world as behaving, arguably, mostly normally aside from the obvious Jusekyo curses. But when, eventually, the main characters have to relocate to Japan, they are quite surprised to find that the country actually suffers from [[{{Animeland}} many of the tropes about it]] that are [[JapaneseMediaTropes regularly portrayed in fiction]]. [[{{Kaiju}} Giant Monsters]]? HammerSpace? AnimeHair and HairColors? All real. In fact, one of the characters notes that since arriving in Japan they are developing HighPressureBlood!

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* In the ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' fan fiction series ''Fanfic/BoyScoutsOneHalf'', the ''entire country of UsefulNotes/{{Japan}}'' can fall under this trope. The series begins set in Massachusetts, and presents the world as behaving, arguably, mostly normally normal aside from the obvious Jusekyo curses. But when, eventually, the main characters have to relocate to Japan, they are quite surprised to find that the country actually suffers from [[{{Animeland}} many of the tropes about it]] that are [[JapaneseMediaTropes regularly portrayed in fiction]]. [[{{Kaiju}} Giant Monsters]]? HammerSpace? AnimeHair and HairColors? All real. In fact, one of the characters notes that since arriving in Japan Japan, they are developing HighPressureBlood!



** The 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]].
*** 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.
* ''Literature/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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** The 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]].
*** Later 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.
* ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'': pretty Pretty much every statue in New York city can be converted into an automaton thanks to the intervention of Daedalus (the one form associated with the Labyrinth, yes).



* In ''Discworld/TheScienceOfDiscworld'', the ''Origin of Species'' is a major L-Space node; L-Space theory says that large amounts of books warp spacetime, but a single book that spawns an entire subject has the same "weight".
* Discussed in ''Literature/TheJourneyer''. Marco, expecting the opulent empires as described in Literature/TheBible, 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.

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* In ''Discworld/TheScienceOfDiscworld'', the ''Origin of Species'' is a major L-Space node; node. L-Space theory says that large amounts of books warp spacetime, but a single book that spawns an entire subject has the same "weight".
* Discussed in ''Literature/TheJourneyer''. Marco, expecting the opulent empires as described in Literature/TheBible, is disappointed to realize that the largest cities from the Bible are little more than villages run by tribal chiefs. He also opines that the great leaders leaders, such as King David and King Solomon Solomon, were probably also petty chiefs.
23rd Nov '16 6:48:05 PM nombretomado
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* AssassinsCreed: {{Crystal Skull}}s, the Antikythera mechanism, the Voynich manuscript and many more. All ancient Precursor technology, all have seemingly magic powers.

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* AssassinsCreed: ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'': {{Crystal Skull}}s, the Antikythera mechanism, the Voynich manuscript and many more. All ancient Precursor technology, all have seemingly magic powers.
28th Oct '16 4:30:12 PM MarkLungo
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* In ''VideoGame/BrokenSword 3'', the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voynich_manuscript Voynich Manuscript]] contains the secret to extracting life energy from Ley Lines.

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* In ''VideoGame/BrokenSword 3'', the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voynich_manuscript Voynich Manuscript]] contains the secret to extracting life energy from Ley Lines.{{Ley Line}}s.
28th Oct '16 4:29:02 PM MarkLungo
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* The Hope Diamond
* UsefulNotes/{{Tutankhamen}}'s tomb and its contents

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* The Hope Diamond
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* UsefulNotes/{{Tutankhamen}}'s UsefulNotes/{{Tutankhamun}}'s tomb and its contents contents.
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