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26th May '17 6:08:34 PM Dravencour
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On the other hand, even when being used for that particular SpaceWhaleAesop, there seems to be a law of conservation of Gypsy Curses. The cursed person will find properly getting rid of the curse [[ClingyMacGuffin impossible]] but there will be [[CurseEscapeClause some rule]] that allows them to transfer the curse onto somebody else like it's a forged banknote. As soon as the character finds this out, expect to have the next scene full of the most adorable, [[BusFullOfInnocents innocent looking]] people in the world for the character to try to pass the curse off onto. This trope was often used to demonize the Romani, portraying them as revenge focused, not justice focused, uncaring of collateral damage and inspiring selfishness in others. In other words, it carries some pretty UnfortunateImplications.

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On the other hand, even when being used for that particular SpaceWhaleAesop, there seems to be a law of conservation of Gypsy Curses. The cursed person will find properly getting rid of the curse [[ClingyMacGuffin impossible]] but there will be [[CurseEscapeClause some rule]] that allows them to transfer the curse onto somebody else like it's a forged banknote. As soon as the character finds this out, expect to have the next scene full of the most adorable, [[BusFullOfInnocents innocent looking]] people in the world for the character to try to pass the curse off onto. This trope was often used to demonize the Romani, portraying them as revenge focused, not justice focused, uncaring of collateral damage and inspiring selfishness in others. In other words, like a lot of supernatural stereotypes surrounding the Romani, it carries some pretty UnfortunateImplications.
26th May '17 5:49:52 PM Dravencour
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On the other hand, even when being used for that particular SpaceWhaleAesop, there seems to be a law of conservation of Gypsy Curses. The cursed person will find properly getting rid of the curse [[ClingyMacGuffin impossible]] but there will be [[CurseEscapeClause some rule]] that allows them to transfer the curse onto somebody else like it's a forged banknote. As soon as the character finds this out, expect to have the next scene full of the most adorable, [[BusFullOfInnocents innocent looking]] people in the world for the character to try to pass the curse off onto. This trope was often used back in the day to demonize the Roma, portraying them as revenge focused, not justice focused, uncaring of collateral damage and inspiring selfishness in others. In other words, it carries some pretty UnfortunateImplications.

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On the other hand, even when being used for that particular SpaceWhaleAesop, there seems to be a law of conservation of Gypsy Curses. The cursed person will find properly getting rid of the curse [[ClingyMacGuffin impossible]] but there will be [[CurseEscapeClause some rule]] that allows them to transfer the curse onto somebody else like it's a forged banknote. As soon as the character finds this out, expect to have the next scene full of the most adorable, [[BusFullOfInnocents innocent looking]] people in the world for the character to try to pass the curse off onto. This trope was often used back in the day to demonize the Roma, Romani, portraying them as revenge focused, not justice focused, uncaring of collateral damage and inspiring selfishness in others. In other words, it carries some pretty UnfortunateImplications.
26th May '17 5:47:00 PM Dravencour
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On the other hand, even when being used for that particular SpaceWhaleAesop, there seems to be a law of conservation of Gypsy Curses. The cursed person will find properly getting rid of the curse [[ClingyMacGuffin impossible]] but there will be [[CurseEscapeClause some rule]] that allows them to transfer the curse onto somebody else like it's a forged banknote. It doesn't help that they're often {{Karma Houdini}}s, escaping any repercussion for their actions...or even benefiting!

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On the other hand, even when being used for that particular SpaceWhaleAesop, there seems to be a law of conservation of Gypsy Curses. The cursed person will find properly getting rid of the curse [[ClingyMacGuffin impossible]] but there will be [[CurseEscapeClause some rule]] that allows them to transfer the curse onto somebody else like it's a forged banknote. It doesn't help that they're As soon as the character finds this out, expect to have the next scene full of the most adorable, [[BusFullOfInnocents innocent looking]] people in the world for the character to try to pass the curse off onto. This trope was often {{Karma Houdini}}s, escaping any repercussion for their actions...or even benefiting!
used back in the day to demonize the Roma, portraying them as revenge focused, not justice focused, uncaring of collateral damage and inspiring selfishness in others. In other words, it carries some pretty UnfortunateImplications.
19th Apr '17 6:00:11 PM Jacob175
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* ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'s mom once didn't have enough money to cover her visit to a gypsy, so her son was struck with the "Curse of Competence". Dilbert's mom didn't see why it was so bad, but twenty years later, Dilbert is screaming in wonder why he always got stuck with the projects.



* In Creator/HPLovecraft's ShortStory "Literature/TheCatsOfUlthar", the curse of a mysterious travelling people causes the eponymous cats to take vengeance on an old couple that kills cats for fun. The mysterious travellers are implied to come from Egypt, making them ''literal'' 'Gypsies'.

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* In Creator/HPLovecraft's ShortStory "Literature/TheCatsOfUlthar", the curse of a mysterious travelling people causes the eponymous cats to take vengeance on an old couple that kills cats for fun. The mysterious travellers travelers are implied to come from Egypt, making them ''literal'' 'Gypsies'.



* Played with on ''TopGear'' when the presenters visit Romania.

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* Played with on ''TopGear'' ''Series/TopGear'' when the presenters visit Romania.



-->'''Jack Dee''':These days we have to be very careful not to stereotype Romany travelers. [[HypocriticalHumor In case they put a curse on us]].

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-->'''Jack Dee''':These Dee''': These days we have to be very careful not to stereotype Romany travelers. [[HypocriticalHumor In case they put a curse on us]].



* Near the end of the "Gigantic!" arc of ''TheBlondeMarvel'', it was revealed that the giant invader was actually a wealthy playboy, whom a gypsy had cursed as punishment for his philandering.

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* Near the end of the "Gigantic!" arc of ''TheBlondeMarvel'', ''Webcomic/TheBlondeMarvel'', it was revealed that the giant invader was actually a wealthy playboy, whom a gypsy had cursed as punishment for his philandering.



* In ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'' SpinOff ''The Program'', Durriken Lovel comes from a Romani family. The family legend is that the youngest born child of each generation is cursed to have horrible luck. Durriken is the youngest of his siblings, and then his name gets called out on Announcement Day...

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* In ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'' ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'' SpinOff ''The Program'', Durriken Lovel comes from a Romani family. The family legend is that the youngest born child of each generation is cursed to have horrible luck. Durriken is the youngest of his siblings, and then his name gets called out on Announcement Day...



* In a Treehouse of Horror episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Homer receives a stereotypical gypsy curse that brings misery on all those around him after trashing a fortune teller's office. He gets rid of it by [[FantasyKitchenSink attacking her with a leprechaun]]. The gypsy and the leprechaun then proceed to have sex in front of Homer. The episode ends with them getting married by [[StarWars Yoda]], where they proceed to have sex on the altar...It was a Treehouse of Horror episode, okay? WEIRD shit happens during those.

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* In a Treehouse of Horror episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Homer receives a stereotypical gypsy curse that brings misery on all those around him after trashing a fortune teller's office. He gets rid of it by [[FantasyKitchenSink attacking her with a leprechaun]]. The gypsy and the leprechaun then proceed to have sex in front of Homer. The episode ends with them getting married by [[StarWars [[Franchise/StarWars Yoda]], where they proceed to have sex on the altar...It was a Treehouse of Horror episode, okay? WEIRD shit happens during those.
10th Apr '17 6:32:47 AM Nohbody
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7th Apr '17 4:02:32 AM AnotherDuck
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* A common legend in English Football is that a group of gypsies, angry about being ejected from their land so that Derby County could build their ground, cursed the club never to win a trophy. The club then went on to come agonisingly close on several occasions, but losing either in the semifinal or the final (In one final, they lost [[CurbStompBattle 6-0]]). However, after the club reached the FA Cup final in 1946, an agreement between the club and the gypsies was reached and the curse was lifted. They won.
* There's also the story that a woman claimed to have put a similar curse on Nottingham Forest (maybe she was a Derby fan...), but it clearly failed, since it was just before they won the European Cup two years in a row.
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* A common legend in English Football is that a group of gypsies, angry about being ejected from their land so that Derby County could build their ground, cursed the club never to win a trophy. The club then went on to come agonisingly close on several occasions, but losing either in the semifinal or the final (In one final, they lost [[CurbStompBattle 6-0]]). However, after the club reached the FA Cup final in 1946, an agreement between the club and the gypsies was reached and the curse was lifted. They won.
* There's also the story that a woman claimed to have put a similar curse on Nottingham Forest (maybe she was a Derby fan...), but it clearly failed, since it was just before they won the European Cup two years in a row.
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6th Apr '17 4:51:30 PM rmctagg09
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A common occurrence in the {{horror}} movie is a curse laid down by a [[OneAcceptableTargets stereotypical]] UsefulNotes/{{Roma|ni}}, often an old woman.

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A common occurrence in the {{horror}} movie is a curse laid down by a [[OneAcceptableTargets [[OnceAcceptableTargets stereotypical]] UsefulNotes/{{Roma|ni}}, often an old woman.
1st Apr '17 3:46:04 AM Aquila89
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* Creator/StephenKing's short story ''The Man Who Shook Hands With Himself'' has a man cursed by a gypsy when a gypsy kid accidentally electrocutes himself on the man's early automobile. The curse is that anyone he shakes hands with soon dies.

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* Creator/StephenKing's short story ''The Man Who Shook Hands With Himself'' Would Not Shake Hands'' has a man cursed by a gypsy an Indian when a gypsy the Indian's kid accidentally electrocutes himself on the man's early automobile. The curse is that anyone he shakes hands with soon dies.
24th Mar '17 12:57:24 PM abscake
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A common indulgence of the {{horror}} movie is the gypsy curse laid down by the stereotypical UsefulNotes/{{Roma|ni}} (often an old woman).

These {{curse}}s come as a unique brand. They'll be done out of vengeance (usually to be seen as a DisproportionateRetribution, at least from the victim's point of view) but also as some LaserGuidedKarma that's being used as a morality tale. Hey kids, don't do that nasty deed because otherwise, one day, you might do it to someone who'll go totally apeshit and ''curse you!''

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A common indulgence of occurrence in the {{horror}} movie is the gypsy a curse laid down by the stereotypical UsefulNotes/{{Roma|ni}} (often a [[OneAcceptableTargets stereotypical]] UsefulNotes/{{Roma|ni}}, often an old woman).

woman.

These {{curse}}s come as a unique brand. They'll be done out of vengeance (usually to be seen as a DisproportionateRetribution, at least from by the victim's point of view) victim as DisproportionateRetribution) but also as some LaserGuidedKarma that's being used as a morality tale. Hey kids, don't do that nasty deed because otherwise, one day, you might do it to someone who'll go totally apeshit and ''curse you!''



SubTrope of {{Curse}}. Compare HollywoodVoodoo and IndianBurialGround, similar curse-related tropes with similar ethnic baggage.

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SubTrope of {{Curse}}. Compare HollywoodVoodoo and IndianBurialGround, similar curse-related tropes tied with similar comparable ethnic baggage.stereotypes.
6th Mar '17 6:36:46 AM Pilomotor
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** The greedy and gluttonous Billy Halleck runs over a gypsy woman while [[AutoErotica receiving a hand-job from his wife while driving]]. He's cursed to waste away no matter what he eats, a curse to mock his greedy nature. However, these gypsies discover the problem with cursing someone who really is enough of a douche to deserve it, when he sics the mob on them to force them to remove it. The curse ends up getting encased within a pie.

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** The greedy and gluttonous lawyer Billy Halleck runs over a gypsy woman while [[AutoErotica receiving a hand-job from his wife while driving]]. He's cursed When he uses his connections to avoid getting charged for the death, the victim's father curses Billy to waste away no matter what he eats, a curse to mock his greedy nature. However, these gypsies discover the problem with cursing someone who really is enough of a douche to deserve it, when he sics the mob on them to force them to remove it. The curse ends up getting encased within can't be erased, but the gypsies reluctantly transfer it into a pie.pie, so that if Billy can get someone else to eat the pie, they'll die instead of Billy.
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