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15th Nov '17 7:53:00 AM LlamaAdventure
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** Notable in that in the [[TheVerse film-verse]], the other rings of power are more ornate, while the One Ring is just a simple metal band who's only noticeable feature is the glowing writing that doesn't even appear most of the time.

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** Notable in that in the [[TheVerse film-verse]], the other rings of power are more ornate, while the One Ring is just a simple metal band who's only noticeable feature is the glowing writing inscription that doesn't even appear most of the time.
15th Nov '17 7:52:18 AM LlamaAdventure
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** Notable in that in the [[TheVerse film-verse]], the other rings of power are more ornate, while the One Ring is just a simple metal band who's only noticeable feature is the glowing writing that doesn't even appear most of the time.
5th Nov '17 9:43:27 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* In ''Literature/TheMagiciansNephew'', Creator/CSLewis introduces shiny little rings that are used for dimension-jumping and thus can be quite dangerous if you don't know how to use them properly. Furthermore, during their dimension-jumping adventures, the heroes discover a bell with a sign inviting them to either [[SchmuckBait strike the bell or spend the rest of their lives wondering what would've happened if they did]]. As one might expect, when they do strike the bell, the kids end up releasing SealedEvilInACan.

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* In ''Literature/TheMagiciansNephew'', Creator/CSLewis introduces shiny little shiny, colourful rings that are used for dimension-jumping and thus can be quite dangerous if you don't know how to use them properly. Furthermore, during Later on in their dimension-jumping adventures, the heroes discover a bell with a sign inviting them to either [[SchmuckBait strike the bell or spend the rest of their lives wondering what would've happened if they did]]. As one might expect, when they do strike the bell, the kids end up releasing SealedEvilInACan.
5th Nov '17 9:42:37 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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** While not as inherently ''eeeevil'' as Voldemort's Horcruxes, the Elder Wand and Resurrection Stone (two of the three Deathly Hallows) could be considered examples of this trope:
*** The Elder Wand ostensibly allows its owner to win any duel, but its reputation has led many wizards to steal it by murdering whoever owns it at the time (hey, just because you can win any WizardDuel doesn't mean someone else can't simply kill you in your sleep or something). Those who go to the trouble of acquiring such a powerful weapon also tend to be the type of wizards who make a stink about owning it, and as such they have a very short life expectancy.
*** The Resurrection Stone is dangerous because it can't ''fully'' bring anyone BackFromTheDead, so some users have been DrivenToSuicide once they realise they can never truly reunite with their loved ones unless they themselves die too. On the other hand, the Stone demonstrates much more positive effects when used by someone who is already about to die and simply wants comfort from loved ones that they'll be seeing soon anyway.

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** While not as inherently ''eeeevil'' as Voldemort's Horcruxes, the Elder Wand and Resurrection Stone (two of the three Deathly Hallows) could also be considered examples of this trope:
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*** The Elder Wand ostensibly allows its owner to win any duel, but its reputation has led many wizards to steal it by murdering whoever owns it at the time (hey, just because you can win any WizardDuel doesn't mean someone else can't simply kill you in your sleep or something). Those who go to the trouble of acquiring such a powerful weapon also tend to be the type of wizards who make a stink brag about owning it, and as such they have a very short life expectancy.
*** The Resurrection Stone is dangerous because it can't ''fully'' bring anyone BackFromTheDead, so some users have been DrivenToSuicide once they realise they can never truly reunite with their loved ones unless they themselves die too. On the other hand, the Stone demonstrates has much more positive effects when used by someone who is already about to die and simply wants comfort from loved ones that they'll be seeing soon anyway.anyway.
* In ''Literature/TheMagiciansNephew'', Creator/CSLewis introduces shiny little rings that are used for dimension-jumping and thus can be quite dangerous if you don't know how to use them properly. Furthermore, during their dimension-jumping adventures, the heroes discover a bell with a sign inviting them to either [[SchmuckBait strike the bell or spend the rest of their lives wondering what would've happened if they did]]. As one might expect, when they do strike the bell, the kids end up releasing SealedEvilInACan.
5th Nov '17 9:36:44 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Near the beginning of the second ''Literature/{{Fablehaven}}'' book, the kids get sent on a brief FetchQuest to steal a little froglike statue from a fancy house. Seth, being the IdiotHero he is, sees a [[SchmuckBait sign that says "do not feed the frog"]] and decides to feed it out of impulsive {{curiosity|IsACrapshoot}}. Turns out that statue was a demon who'd been TakenForGranite in SleepModeSize, and feeding it brought it to life...
* ''Literature/HarryPotter'':
** This tends to be the outward appearance of [[BigBad Voldemort]]'s [[SoulJar Horcruxes]]. Despite being chosen for their symbolic value, most of those Horcruxes still look fairly innocuous: a tiara, a locket, a ring, a goblet, an old blank journal, etc.
** While not as inherently ''eeeevil'' as Voldemort's Horcruxes, the Elder Wand and Resurrection Stone (two of the three Deathly Hallows) could be considered examples of this trope:
*** The Elder Wand ostensibly allows its owner to win any duel, but its reputation has led many wizards to steal it by murdering whoever owns it at the time (hey, just because you can win any WizardDuel doesn't mean someone else can't simply kill you in your sleep or something). Those who go to the trouble of acquiring such a powerful weapon also tend to be the type of wizards who make a stink about owning it, and as such they have a very short life expectancy.
*** The Resurrection Stone is dangerous because it can't ''fully'' bring anyone BackFromTheDead, so some users have been DrivenToSuicide once they realise they can never truly reunite with their loved ones unless they themselves die too. On the other hand, the Stone demonstrates much more positive effects when used by someone who is already about to die and simply wants comfort from loved ones that they'll be seeing soon anyway.
6th Oct '17 6:35:48 PM FordPrefect
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-->'''Foxworthy:''' [Lawn darts] didn't come with instructions, they just came in a box of eight! We used to take them out and just throw them straight up in the air! You catch one of those with your head you're getting coloring books for Christmas the rest of your life.

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-->'''Foxworthy:''' [Lawn darts] didn't come with instructions, they just came in a box of eight! We used to take them out and just throw them straight up in the air! You catch one of those with your head head, you're getting coloring books for Christmas the rest of your life.



** Paper is a major fire hazard. It is both easy to ignite and burns with extreme heat. Theses properties allowed it to melt the steel beams inside the twin towers.

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** Paper is a major fire hazard. It is both easy to ignite and burns with extreme heat. Theses properties allowed it to melt the steel beams inside the twin towers.Twin Towers.
6th Oct '17 6:32:25 PM FordPrefect
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** A cursed magical item called [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Scarab of Death,]] has the form of a scarab (Egyptian-style brooch) until sustained proximity to a body warms it up, at which point it becomes the other kind of scarab (a flesh-eating beetle) and eats its way to the host's heart.

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** A cursed magical item called [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Scarab of Death,]] Death]] has the form of a scarab (Egyptian-style brooch) until sustained proximity to a body warms it up, at which point it becomes the other kind of scarab (a flesh-eating beetle) and eats its way to the host's heart.
6th Oct '17 6:31:54 PM FordPrefect
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* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' has Zoe explain why she always cuts her apples up with a knife before eating by telling a story from the war. They were in trench warfare, and were running low on food. Their lack of food came up while talking with the enemies in the other trenches, and shortly afterwords apples started falling into their trenches. Apples with grenades in them.

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* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' has Zoe explain why she always cuts her apples up with a knife before eating by telling a story from the war. They were in trench warfare, and were running low on food. Their lack of food came up while talking with the enemies in the other trenches, and shortly afterwords afterwards apples started falling into their trenches. Apples with grenades in them.
23rd Sep '17 9:06:26 PM Schismatism
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** Jade Sinclair, AKA 'Generator', has a penchant for these sorts of things, like a ''Franchise/HelloKitty'' compact which contains insanely sharp spinning knives. Then there's Bunny Cormack, or 'Bugs', who makes pastel eggs which explode viciously when they break. Basically, if you're at Whateley, don't mess with anything the devisers come up with.
9th Sep '17 12:50:51 AM Silverblade2
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* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker resorts to these all the time, when he's not directly using a clown- or comedy motif. Even then, it's pretty common he'll resort to something that actually ''is'' harmless as a fakeout, knowing people will assume the worst anyway.

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* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker resorts to these all the time, when he's not directly using a clown- or comedy motif. Even then, it's pretty common he'll resort to something that actually ''is'' harmless as a fakeout, knowing people will assume the worst anyway.
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