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7th Nov '16 1:52:55 PM Discar
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* ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'': Greatshells such as the Chasmfiends have gems like raw rubies, emeralds, and sapphires deep beneath their shells. By the time of the story, most of these {{Gem Heart}}s are gathered through the slightly unsporting method of waiting until the greatshell is pupating, then cutting through the stone carapace to get to the gem.

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* ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'': Greatshells such as the Chasmfiends chasmfiends have gems like raw rubies, emeralds, and sapphires deep beneath their shells. By the time of the story, most of these {{Gem Heart}}s gemhearts are gathered through the slightly unsporting method of waiting until the greatshell is pupating, then cutting through the stone carapace to get to the gem.
23rd Aug '16 10:25:04 AM Discar
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* Greatshells such as the Chasmfiends in ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'' by Creator/BrandonSanderson have gems like raw rubies, emeralds, and sapphires deep beneath their shells. By the time of the story, most of these {{Gem Heart}}s are gathered through the slightly unsporting method of waiting until the greatshell is pupating, then cutting through the stone carapace to get to the gem.

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* ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'': Greatshells such as the Chasmfiends in ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'' by Creator/BrandonSanderson have gems like raw rubies, emeralds, and sapphires deep beneath their shells. By the time of the story, most of these {{Gem Heart}}s are gathered through the slightly unsporting method of waiting until the greatshell is pupating, then cutting through the stone carapace to get to the gem.
30th Jul '16 11:48:58 PM ninjamitsuki2
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* Cardia from CodeRealize has the horologium in her chest, a gem that is the source of her powers, and can't be removed without killing her.
22nd Jul '16 10:08:38 AM DaveE
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* When ripped out, hearts in ''Series/OnceUponATime'' tend to look more like red glowing heart-shaped stones than actual hearts. You can tell a person's CharacterAlignment by checking how blackened the heart is, squeeze it for use as a magical ShockCollar, or just crush it and kill the person you took it from. A person without a heart also loses the capacity for most emotions. Whether these hearts have ''any'' relation to biological anatomy at all hasn't been explored.
** Currently two characters [[spoiler: Snow White and Prince Charming]] share a heart. It's very sweet, so [[ArtisticLicenseBiology don't ask]].
30th Jun '16 1:40:28 PM StFan
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* In ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'', Karn was created with a Phyrexian heartstone, which worked until he gave up his Planeswalker spark to help mend time rifts on Dominaria. When he did, the oil in the heartstone gradually corrupted him. During the Phyrexian takeover of Mirrodin, the Phyrexians attempted to convert him into their new Father of Machines. [[spoiler: Ultimately subverted: his heartstone was replaced with Venser's human heart, restoring his Planeswalker spark and cleansing him of the Phyrexian corruption]].
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* The SuperHero ComicBook/{{Darkhawk}} is a humanoid example, bearing a ruby amulet inside of his chest. At one point, the villain Tombstone tore it out, believing it was valuable. [[spoiler: Darkhawk recovered]]
* ''ComicBook/RequiemVampireKnight:'' Dragons are killed for the large gemstone that forms naturally in their body.
* The MacGuffin in ''XXXenophile: Heart of Stone'' was a massive ruby carved from the heart of a monster that induced lust in anyone who touched it with their bare flesh.

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* The SuperHero ComicBook/{{Darkhawk}} is a humanoid example, bearing a ruby amulet inside of his chest. At one point, the villain Tombstone tore it out, believing it was is valuable. [[spoiler: Darkhawk recovered]]
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* ''ComicBook/RequiemVampireKnight:'' ''ComicBook/RequiemVampireKnight'': Dragons are killed for the large gemstone that forms naturally in their body.
* The MacGuffin in ''XXXenophile: ''ComicBook/XXXenophile: Heart of Stone'' was a massive ruby carved from the heart of a monster that induced lust in anyone who touched it with their bare flesh.



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* In Juliet E [=McKenna=]'s ''AldabreshinCompass'' series, natural dragons have a gem that relates to their element for a heart. Unnatural dragons created by wizards will fight very hard against natural dragons because the unnatural seeks to replace the void in its heart with the gem from its natural cousin (and occasionally they will break free of the wizard's control if they can feed on enough gemstones; this is why it is vitally important not to summon a dragon near your treasury). It goes without saying, then, that summoning a dragon is reserved for when things have crossed the GodzillaThreshold.

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* In Juliet E [=McKenna=]'s ''AldabreshinCompass'' ''Literature/AldabreshinCompass'' series, natural dragons have a gem that relates to their element for a heart. Unnatural dragons created by wizards will fight very hard against natural dragons because the unnatural seeks to replace the void in its heart with the gem from its natural cousin (and occasionally they will break free of the wizard's control if they can feed on enough gemstones; this is why it is vitally important not to summon a dragon near your treasury). It goes without saying, then, that summoning a dragon is reserved for when things have crossed the GodzillaThreshold.



* In ''{{Literature/Everworld}},'' our heroes actually get this in one book--after being drafted by the dragon [[NobleDemon Nidhoggr]] to recover some stolen items, he magically replaces the hearts of [[HeroicWannabe David]], [[TheSmurfettePrinciple April]], [[TheSmartGuy Jalil]] and [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Christopher]] with rubies which will kill them after six days. He doesn't try giving [[TokenEvilTeammate Senna]] one, which kind of frightens David. It turns out that, because she's a witch, [[spoiler:her heart is so hard that it would need to be replaced by a diamond. Nidhoggr was just being cheap]].

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* In ''{{Literature/Everworld}},'' ''Literature/{{Everworld}}'', our heroes actually get this in one book--after being drafted by the dragon [[NobleDemon Nidhoggr]] to recover some stolen items, he magically replaces the hearts of [[HeroicWannabe David]], [[TheSmurfettePrinciple April]], [[TheSmartGuy Jalil]] and [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Christopher]] with rubies which will kill them after six days. He doesn't try giving [[TokenEvilTeammate Senna]] one, which kind of frightens David. It turns out that, because she's a witch, [[spoiler:her heart is so hard that it would need to be replaced by a diamond. Nidhoggr was just being cheap]].



* In TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering, Karn was created with a Phyrexian heartstone, which worked until he gave up his Planeswalker spark to help mend time rifts on Dominaria. When he did, the oil in the heartstone gradually corrupted him. During the Phyrexian takeover of Mirrodin, the Phyrexians attempted to convert him into their new Father of Machines. [[spoiler: Ultimately subverted: his heartstone was replaced with Venser's human heart, restoring his Planeswalker spark and cleansing him of the Phyrexian corruption]].



* ''Vis'' in ''ArsMagica,'' crystallized magic energy, often found coalesced in the magically potent parts of a beast. While not always strictly a gemstone (as the shape it takes is dictated by the storyguide's discretion and the particulars of any individual mage's magic), it often is. A dragon's heart is worth sixty pawns' worth. (To the uninitatied: ''it's a goddamn fortune''.)

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* ''Vis'' in ''ArsMagica,'' ''TabletopGame/ArsMagica'', crystallized magic energy, often found coalesced in the magically potent parts of a beast. While not always strictly a gemstone (as the shape it takes is dictated by the storyguide's discretion and the particulars of any individual mage's magic), it often is. A dragon's heart is worth sixty pawns' worth. (To the uninitatied: ''it's a goddamn fortune''.)



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* ''{{Heartcore}}'': The [[TitleDrop titular item]], [[http://www.deviantart.com/art/heartcore-teach-us-ame-358120101 Heartcores]], are crystals that can be found in almost any living creature that possesses a heart, harvested by using demonic magic against the being who's heart you want to tear out. It serves as the main food source for demons as well as a mighty powerboost that can make the consumer stronger when eaten. They are incredibly valuable if they come from either humans or beastman, leading to demon being willing to start entire wars and genocides to get their hands on them. They also serve as a demons weakspot, since they all have these instead of hearts and the only way to kill a demon is to either destroy the head or the heartcore.

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* ''{{Heartcore}}'': ''Webcomic/{{Heartcore}}'': The [[TitleDrop titular item]], [[http://www.deviantart.com/art/heartcore-teach-us-ame-358120101 Heartcores]], are crystals that can be found in almost any living creature that possesses a heart, harvested by using demonic magic against the being who's heart you want to tear out. It serves as the main food source for demons as well as a mighty powerboost that can make the consumer stronger when eaten. They are incredibly valuable if they come from either humans or beastman, leading to demon being willing to start entire wars and genocides to get their hands on them. They also serve as a demons weakspot, since they all have these instead of hearts and the only way to kill a demon is to either destroy the head or the heartcore.



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23rd Mar '16 6:07:31 PM Shishkahuben
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* As the primary method of obtaining exotic crafting materials in ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'' is carving them out of the steaming carcasses of giant monsters, this is both a present trope and driving motivation in the game. Aside from somewhat mundane materials, such as pelts or bones, some larger monsters outright have some organs identified ingame as gems. In addition to the internal organs, some truly massive beasts can also provide minerals by mining their hard outer carapaces.
21st Feb '16 1:07:51 PM StrangerDan
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* The SuperHero ComicBook/{{Darkhawk}} is a rare humanoid example, bearing a ruby amulet inside of his chest. At one point, the villain Tombstone tore it out, believing it was valuable. [[spoiler: Darkhawk recovered]]

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* The SuperHero ComicBook/{{Darkhawk}} is a rare humanoid example, bearing a ruby amulet inside of his chest. At one point, the villain Tombstone tore it out, believing it was valuable. [[spoiler: Darkhawk recovered]]



* {{Superman}}'s enemy Metallo is called "The Man With The Kryptonite Heart!" thought its actually the power source of his [[HollywoodCyborg robotic body]].

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* {{Superman}}'s enemy Metallo is called "The Man With The Kryptonite Heart!" thought its actually the power source of since his [[HollywoodCyborg robotic body]].body]] is powered by a chunk of kryptonite.
14th Oct '15 3:54:32 PM StFan
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* ''RequiemChevalierVampire:'' Dragons are killed for the large gemstone that forms naturally in their body.

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* ''RequiemChevalierVampire:'' ''ComicBook/RequiemVampireKnight:'' Dragons are killed for the large gemstone that forms naturally in their body.
10th Aug '15 10:33:23 AM wootzits
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* Dragons in ''VisionOfEscaflowne'' have a magical gemstone at their heart that can then be used to power guymelefs.
* Organ replacement version in BusouRenkin: Kazuki has a Kakugane in his chest because he blundered into a monster and died, kicking off the plot.

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* Dragons in ''VisionOfEscaflowne'' ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'' have a magical gemstone at their heart that can then be used to power guymelefs.
* Organ replacement version in BusouRenkin: ''Manga/BusouRenkin'': Kazuki has a Kakugane in his chest because he blundered into a monster and died, kicking off the plot.
4th Jul '15 3:50:42 PM nombretomado
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* In ''LegendOfMana,'' part of the Mana series, there are a race of humans called "Jumi" who all have some sort of precious gem in their chest. If it gets damaged, they could die.

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* In ''LegendOfMana,'' ''VideoGame/LegendOfMana,'' part of the Mana series, there are a race of humans called "Jumi" who all have some sort of precious gem in their chest. If it gets damaged, they could die.
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