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2nd Jun '16 2:40:15 AM Allexan
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* There's relatively simple oath spell in ''Literature/SecretCity'' - break the oath and your heart will burn instantly. Judging by behaviour or characters using it, it seems like it's LoopholeAbuse-proof, but only in case of oath itself - if you have transplanted heart, you're completely immune to this.
30th May '16 12:29:31 PM lavendermintrose
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NotToBeConfusedWith a ''[[Anime/CodeGeass Geass]]''[[note]]which actually combines a {{Magical Eye|s}} with a CompellingVoice for a CharmPerson effect[[/note]].

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NotToBeConfusedWith a ''[[Anime/CodeGeass Geass]]''[[note]]which actually combines a {{Magical Eye|s}} with a CompellingVoice for a CharmPerson effect[[/note]].
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30th May '16 12:25:01 PM lavendermintrose
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* In ''Anime/CodeGeass'' (the title of which this trope inspired), Lelouch has the ability to place a person he makes eye contact with under a geas, as they have to do whatever he tells them to do once Lelouch's "Geass" power kicks in (though it only works once per person). The "Geass" powers in this series often work more like a psychic power or ability (such as making people fall in love or mind reading), which makes the majority of those powers unrelated to this trope. Only Lelouch appears to have the ability to lay a proper geas on people.
** The ExpandedUniverse introduces more characters with the same type of power as Lelouch. Rai, protagonist of the VisualNovel ''Lost Colors'', has a version based off of hearing rather than eye contact, while the NintendoDS RPG's {{Big Bad}}s [[TerminatorTwosome Castor and Pollux]] have "The Bless", which works on the same person more than once.

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* In ''Anime/CodeGeass'' (the title of which this trope inspired), Lelouch has ''Anime/CodeGeass'', the ability to place a person he makes eye contact with under a geas, as they have to do whatever he tells them to do once name of the powers is inspired by this, and Lelouch's "Geass" power kicks 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 (though 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 only works once per person). 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 often work more like a psychic power or ability (such as making people fall in love or are based on the receiver's personality and desires, and can be anything that affects just the mind reading), of the subject (e.g. by altering their memories or perception), which makes the majority of those powers unrelated to this trope. Only Lelouch appears to have trope, despite the ability to lay a proper geas on people.
** The ExpandedUniverse introduces more characters with the same type of power as Lelouch. Rai, protagonist of the VisualNovel ''Lost Colors'', has a version based off of hearing rather than eye contact, while the NintendoDS RPG's {{Big Bad}}s [[TerminatorTwosome Castor and Pollux]] have "The Bless", which works on the same person more than once.
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10th Feb '16 8:38:11 AM Treforce
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* "Film/LiarLiar"; The main character is placed on a 24 hour gear that forces him to only be able to tell the truth. 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"; ''Film/LiarLiar'': The main character is placed on a 24 hour gear that forces him to only be able to tell the truth.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.
10th Feb '16 8:32:56 AM Treforce
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* "Film/Liar Liar"; The main character is placed on a 24 hour gear that forces him to only be able to tell the truth. 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/Liar Liar"; "Film/LiarLiar"; The main character is placed on a 24 hour gear that forces him to only be able to tell the truth. 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.
10th Feb '16 8:31:59 AM Treforce
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* "Film/Liar Liar"; The main character is placed on a 24 hour gear that forces him to only be able to tell the truth. 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.
31st Dec '15 4:00:40 AM Fireblood
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* ''Literature/SchooledInMagic'': There are many spells of this sort mentioned or shown. People are compelled to be loyal, obedient and tell the truth with them, etc.
11th Dec '15 7:59:48 AM CurledUpWithDakka
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* * The title character of ''Literature/EllaEnchanted'' is given, at birth, the "[[BlessedWithSuck gift]]" of obedience, and she has to do whatever she is told, provided the order is given in a language she understands. (And she's an InstantExpert at languages.)

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* * The title character of ''Literature/EllaEnchanted'' is given, at birth, the "[[BlessedWithSuck gift]]" of obedience, and she has to do whatever she is told, provided the order is given in a language she understands. (And she's an InstantExpert at languages.)
2nd Nov '15 1:29:32 PM FF32
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** At one point in Unlimited Blade Works Rin threatens to use Geas on Shirou. One [[MultipleEndings bad ending]] in Heaven's Feel occurs when she [[ChekovsGun follows through on her threat]], placing Shirou under a Geas and using it to stop him from [[spoiler:saving Sakura]].

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** At one point in Unlimited Blade Works Rin threatens to use Geas on Shirou. One [[MultipleEndings bad ending]] in Heaven's Feel occurs when she [[ChekovsGun [[ChekhovsGun follows through on her threat]], placing Shirou under a Geas and using it to stop him from [[spoiler:saving Sakura]].
25th Oct '15 6:01:17 PM baschapp
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Also spelled alternately as geis[[note]]Geas is a Scottish Gaelic word pronounced as "gas" 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 eventually led to his death.

A geas usually takes the form of either a command or a prohibition: "You shall do this," or "You shall not do this." In practical terms, the geas may be prophetic, bringing about its own fulfillment either through manipulation of cosmic events or by simply instilling into the subject a compulsion which he cannot resist. If the geas can be broken, and is, doing so typically brings about the death of the subject, either directly or by cosmic retribution.

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Also spelled alternately as geis[[note]]Geas is a Scottish Gaelic word pronounced as "gas" 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 eventually led to his death.

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A geas usually takes the form of either a command or a prohibition: "You shall do this," or "You shall not do this." this," occasionally followed with a "Or this will happen". In practical terms, the geas may be prophetic, bringing about its own fulfillment either through manipulation of cosmic events or by simply instilling into the subject a compulsion which he cannot resist. If the geas can be broken, and is, doing so typically brings about the death of the subject, either directly or by cosmic retribution.
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