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10th May '17 1:08:45 AM kegisak
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* Ko-Kraham's curse in ''Literature/Birthright2017'' works as a kind of Geas. Sabrina is compelled to follow the commands Ko-Kraham gives her. There's no condition for breaking it--Sabrina is simply unable to break the commands.
22nd Apr '17 9:13:34 PM JMQwilleran
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** Bartimaeus explains that obeying the orders is necessary, since there was one djinni that refused to kill another djinni it loved. The djinni's repeated refusal to obey the order tore apart his essence and caused him to explode, destroying the prince commanding him and the prince's entire palace. Since then, magicians tend to be more careful about which djinni they summon.

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** Bartimaeus explains that obeying the orders is necessary, since there was one djinni that refused to kill another djinni it loved. The djinni's repeated refusal to obey the order tore apart his essence and caused him to explode, destroying the prince commanding him and the prince's entire palace. Since then, magicians tend to be more careful about which djinni they summon. Also, and perhaps even more importantly, they direct the spirits they do summon to try to directly go after attacking magicians, thus avoiding such messy business. And, for their part, the spirits have learned to be more careful about forming attachments with each other.
8th Apr '17 10:00:53 AM nombretomado
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* In ''QuestForGloryIV'', the Hero is placed under a geas by [[spoiler: Katrina]], giving him three days to recover the rituals needed to free the [[SealedEvilInACan the Dark One]]. The geas is removed once he returns successfully with them.

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* In ''QuestForGloryIV'', ''VideoGame/QuestForGloryIV'', the Hero is placed under a geas by [[spoiler: Katrina]], giving him three days to recover the rituals needed to free the [[SealedEvilInACan the Dark One]]. The geas is removed once he returns successfully with them.
12th Mar '17 2:28:09 PM Fireblood
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* ''Film/LiarLiar'': The main character is placed under a 24 hour geas that makes it so he Main/CannotTellALie. If he tries to say a lie, it comes out as Gibberish. If he tries to write a lie, he will write the truth. He is even unable to ask a question if he knows the answer to the question is a lie.

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* ''Film/LiarLiar'': The main character is placed under a 24 hour geas that makes it so he Main/CannotTellALie. If he tries to say a lie, it comes out as Gibberish.gibberish. If he tries to write a lie, he will write the truth. He is even unable to ask a question if he knows the answer to the question is a lie.
31st Jan '17 10:16:52 AM kingjello
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* ''Film/LiarLiar'': The main character is placed on a 24 hour gear that makes it so he Main/CannotTellALie. If he tries to say a lie, it comes out a Gibberish. if he tries to write a lie, he will write the truth. He is even unable to ask a question if he knows the answer to the question is a lie.

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* ''Film/LiarLiar'': The main character is placed on under a 24 hour gear geas that makes it so he Main/CannotTellALie. If he tries to say a lie, it comes out a as Gibberish. if If he tries to write a lie, he will write the truth. He is even unable to ask a question if he knows the answer to the question is a lie.
3rd Jan '17 10:03:04 PM Xtifr
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* Used in ''Literature/TheLaundrySeries'' by Charles Stross, which is essentially MI6 meets Creator/HPLovecraft. Figures prominently into the second book, ''The Jennifer Morgue'' where the protagonist is put under a reality-warping geas that essentially transforms him into a [[Film/JamesBond James Bond-esque]] hero (Turns out [[spoiler:this is exactly what the BigBad wants, as he plans on dismissing the geas right before the protagonist is about to win, at which point RealityEnsues and he can kill the protagonist easily. Fortunately, it turns out the protagonist was actually playing the role of ''Bond girl'']]).

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* Used in ''Literature/TheLaundrySeries'' ''Literature/TheLaundryFiles'' by Charles Stross, which is essentially MI6 meets Creator/HPLovecraft. Figures prominently into the second book, ''The Jennifer Morgue'' where the protagonist is put under a reality-warping geas that essentially transforms him into a [[Film/JamesBond James Bond-esque]] hero (Turns out [[spoiler:this is exactly what the BigBad wants, as he plans on dismissing the geas right before the protagonist is about to win, at which point RealityEnsues and he can kill the protagonist easily. Fortunately, it turns out the protagonist was actually playing the role of ''Bond girl'']]).
30th Nov '16 6:11:11 AM CybranGeneralSturm
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NotToBeConfusedWith a ''[[Anime/CodeGeass Geass]]''[[note]]which actually combines a {{Magical Eye|s}} with a CompellingVoice[[/note]].

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NotToBeConfusedWith a ''[[Anime/CodeGeass ''[[Franchise/CodeGeass Geass]]''[[note]]which actually combines a {{Magical Eye|s}} with a CompellingVoice[[/note]].



* In ''Anime/CodeGeass'', the name of the powers is inspired by this, and Lelouch's ability is similar - he can give anyone a command that they will be [[CompellingVoice compelled to obey]]. Being under Lelouch's Geass differs from a Geas in that the person doesn't have to remember to follow that rule - they simply enter a trance, and do as they are told. Afterwards, they have no memory of it. There are no consequences for breaking it because breaking it is impossible [[note]] unless another Geass user, or the Geass canceller, does something to stop it [[/note]]. The "Geass" powers in this series are based on the receiver's personality and desires, and can be anything that affects just the mind of the subject (e.g. by altering their memories or perception), which makes the majority of those powers unrelated to this trope, despite the name.

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* In ''Anime/CodeGeass'', ''Franchise/CodeGeass'', the name of the powers is inspired by this, and Lelouch's ability is similar - he can give anyone a command that they will be [[CompellingVoice compelled to obey]]. Being under Lelouch's Geass differs from a Geas in that the person doesn't have to remember to follow that rule - they simply enter a trance, and do as they are told. Afterwards, they have no memory of it. There are no consequences for breaking it because breaking it is impossible [[note]] unless another Geass user, or the Geass canceller, does something to stop it [[/note]]. The "Geass" powers in this series are based on the receiver's personality and desires, and can be anything that affects just the mind of the subject (e.g. by altering their memories or perception), which makes the majority of those powers unrelated to this trope, despite the name.
13th Nov '16 12:41:31 PM Kate
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* ''Literature/Neverwhere'': This seems to be what maintains the truce at the Floating Market. It ''can'' be broken, but after what happened to the last person who did, several centuries before the novel's timeframe, even the worst villains don't dare.

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* ''Literature/Neverwhere'': ''{{Literature/Neverwhere}}'': This seems to be what maintains the truce at the Floating Market. It ''can'' be broken, but after what happened to the last person who did, several centuries before the novel's timeframe, even the worst villains don't dare.
13th Nov '16 12:39:59 PM Kate
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* ''Literature/Neverwhere'': This seems to be what maintains the truce at the Floating Market. It ''can'' be broken, but after what happened to the last person who did, several centuries before the novel's timeframe, even the worst villains don't dare.
1st Nov '16 2:48:03 PM SantosLHalper
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Also spelled alternately as geis[[note]]Geas is a Scottish Gaelic word pronounced as "guess" in English, and its plural is Geasa. Geis is the Irish equivalent, is pronounced "gesh", and its plural is geisi.[[/note]], a '''''geas''''' is a form of magical compulsion or curse that originates in Myth/CelticMythology. Those under a geas are required to fulfill certain conditions or risk suffering a penalty bestowed by fate. If you have more than one such geas placed upon you, and they come into conflict, you're screwed. One of the most famous cases is that of Cuchulainn, who was under numerous geasa, including that he must never eat the meat of a dog, nor refuse food offered by a woman. When an old hag offered him dog meat, he was forced to break one geas or the other, which led to his death the next day.

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Also spelled alternately as geis[[note]]Geas is a Scottish Gaelic word pronounced as "guess" in English, "gesh", and its plural is Geasa. Geis is the Irish equivalent, which is pronounced "gesh", the same as in Scottish Gaelic, and its plural is geisi.[[/note]], a '''''geas''''' is a form of magical compulsion or curse that originates in Myth/CelticMythology. Those under a geas are required to fulfill certain conditions or risk suffering a penalty bestowed by fate. If you have more than one such geas placed upon you, and they come into conflict, you're screwed. One of the most famous cases is that of Cuchulainn, who was under numerous geasa, including that he must never eat the meat of a dog, nor refuse food offered by a woman. When an old hag offered him dog meat, he was forced to break one geas or the other, which led to his death the next day.
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