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19th Mar '17 9:59:00 AM nombretomado
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* The spooky toaster from ''NeuroticallyYours'' is the current page image. Foamy bought it from Amityville, and it spits out something different than what you put in; for example, put in white bread, you get wheat toast, and wheat bread becomes pumpernickel toast, and bagels become pork chops. But [[SchmuckBait don't use waffles]], the seller warned of something about toasted human hands.

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* The spooky toaster from ''NeuroticallyYours'' ''WebAnimation/NeuroticallyYours'' is the current page image. Foamy bought it from Amityville, and it spits out something different than what you put in; for example, put in white bread, you get wheat toast, and wheat bread becomes pumpernickel toast, and bagels become pork chops. But [[SchmuckBait don't use waffles]], the seller warned of something about toasted human hands.
10th Mar '17 7:44:49 AM ChronoLegion
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* [[spoiler:Subverted]] In ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', where Church and Tex spend most of the series as ghosts possessing robot bodies. [[spoiler:Reconstruction reveals that Church was never really a ghost to begin with, but an AI instead. The same is heavily implied to be true for Tex.]]

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* [[spoiler:Subverted]] In ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', where Church and Tex spend most of the series as ghosts possessing robot bodies. [[spoiler:Reconstruction reveals that Church was never really a ghost to begin with, but an AI instead. The same is heavily implied to be true for Tex. It's later revealed that their first bodies were actually unwilling human subjects, Private Jimmy in Church's case. So, yes, when Caboose shot Church with Sheila, he actually did kill someone.]]
10th Mar '17 5:50:42 AM ChronoLegion
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* An episode of ''Series/TheChronicle'' has technology go awry and start killing the men in a rich gated community. When the ''Chronicle'' journalists investigate, they discover that the technology is possessed by the ghost of a pool boy killed by the men for sleeping with their wives, making them all {{Asshole Victim}}s. The ghost is eventually laid to rest.
7th Mar '17 1:47:40 PM Dvandemon
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** Yet another had a vengeful spirt of a man who died on powerlines feeding into a Wi-Fi signal, meaning he could attack his victims anywhere a signal reached through anything connected to it. This unique situation allowed him to bypass the usual wards.
6th Mar '17 8:01:55 AM ProfessorDetective
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* In ''literature/HarryPotter'', the Misuse of Muggle Artifacts Office has to deal with some of these. Mainly subverted though, since they're bewitched rather than "haunted", properly speaking. The difference is that bewitched means that the wizard/witch left a part of his magic into it, like an answering machine so to speak. This includes Arthur Weasley's Ford Anglia.

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* In ''literature/HarryPotter'', ''Literature/HarryPotter'', the Misuse of Muggle Artifacts Office has to deal with some of these. Mainly subverted though, since they're bewitched rather than "haunted", properly speaking. The difference is that bewitched means that the wizard/witch left a part of his magic into it, like an answering machine so to speak. This includes Arthur Weasley's Ford Anglia.
6th Mar '17 7:58:46 AM ProfessorDetective
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* ''The Cleaning Machine'', a short story by F. Paul Wilson, features a supernatural machine [[spoiler:which makes everyone who goes near it disappear without a trace]]. May not be haunted however- the story never actually explains where it came from, how it got there, or what it is.

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* ''The Cleaning Machine'', a short story by F. Paul Wilson, features a supernatural machine [[spoiler:which makes everyone who goes near it disappear without a trace]]. May not be haunted however- haunted, however, the story never actually explains where it came from, how it got there, or what it is.



* In the novel ''Possessed'' by Alan Radnor, a modern (for early eighties, anyway) computer system is built on a spot haunted by the spirits of pagan worshipers, and they take machinery over along with anyone associated with it.
* In ''Harry Potter'', the Misuse of Muggle Artifacts Office has to deal with some of these. Mainly subverted though, since they're bewitched rather than "haunted", properly speaking. The difference is that bewitched means that the wizard/witch left a part of his magic into it, like an answering machine so to speak. This includes Arthur Weasley's Ford Anglia.

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* In the novel ''Possessed'' by Alan Radnor, a modern (for the early eighties, anyway) computer system is built on a spot haunted by the spirits of pagan worshipers, and they take machinery over along with anyone associated with it.
* In ''Harry Potter'', ''literature/HarryPotter'', the Misuse of Muggle Artifacts Office has to deal with some of these. Mainly subverted though, since they're bewitched rather than "haunted", properly speaking. The difference is that bewitched means that the wizard/witch left a part of his magic into it, like an answering machine so to speak. This includes Arthur Weasley's Ford Anglia.
4th Mar '17 11:19:59 PM Codefreak5
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* In ''VideoGame/GhostTrickPhantomDetective'', Sissel {the player character and a ghost} can possess inanimate objects, electronics and other pieces of technology included. He can also use his ghost tricks to perform said objects' functions (e.g. turning off/on a light switch). Telephones deserve a particular mention; Sissel can move to different areas through phone lines, and a good portion of the game's plot is revealed by listening to conversations held on phones he's haunting.

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* In ''VideoGame/GhostTrickPhantomDetective'', Sissel {the (the player character and a ghost} ghost) can possess inanimate objects, electronics and other pieces of technology included. He can also use his ghost tricks to perform said objects' functions (e.g. turning off/on a light switch). Telephones deserve a particular mention; Sissel can move to different areas through phone lines, and a good portion of the game's plot is revealed by listening to conversations held on phones he's haunting.
4th Mar '17 11:19:22 PM Codefreak5
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** ''Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddysSisterLocation'' plays with this; the game's animatronics ''aren't'' controlled by spirits, but an optional encounter with Circus Baby reveals that she once made a young girl disappear, and she can still hear her screams, but she otherwise seems to be in control of herself. Furthermore, a hidden mingame reveals that she killed the girl by dragging her inside her body, and while she has green eyes in the main game, Baby has blue eyes and the girl has green ones. Furthermore, [[spoiler:Ennard (whose body includes Baby's) speaks with the girl's voice while in the Private Room]]. However, [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane there are logical explanations for each of these]]; Baby vividly remember the incident, Baby's eyes were changed/she can change their colour, and [[spoiler:Ennard is using Funtime Foxy's Voice Synth/Playback to mimic the girl's voice in an effort to get inside]].

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** ''Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddysSisterLocation'' plays with this; the game's animatronics ''aren't'' controlled by spirits, but an optional encounter with Circus Baby reveals that she once made a young girl disappear, and she can still hear her screams, but she otherwise seems to be in control of herself. Furthermore, a hidden mingame minigame reveals that she killed the girl by dragging her inside her body, and while she has green eyes in the main game, Baby has blue eyes and the girl has green ones. Furthermore, [[spoiler:Ennard (whose body includes Baby's) speaks with the girl's voice while in the Private Room]]. However, [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane there are logical explanations for each of these]]; Baby vividly remember the incident, Baby's eyes were changed/she can change their colour, and [[spoiler:Ennard is using Funtime Foxy's Voice Synth/Playback to mimic the girl's voice in an effort to get inside]].


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* In ''VideoGame/GhostTrickPhantomDetective'', Sissel {the player character and a ghost} can possess inanimate objects, electronics and other pieces of technology included. He can also use his ghost tricks to perform said objects' functions (e.g. turning off/on a light switch). Telephones deserve a particular mention; Sissel can move to different areas through phone lines, and a good portion of the game's plot is revealed by listening to conversations held on phones he's haunting.
28th Feb '17 7:44:13 PM Yozzy
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* Chaos likes to do this in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', where a daemon can inhabit anything from a chainsword to a tank to a HumongousMecha.
** Also sort of inverted (at least in belief) by the idea of "machine spirits," which are supposedly benevolent spirits inside technological devices that help mankind. In the past these were human brains, much like [[UnwillingRoboticisation servi]][[CloningBlues tors]], but this practice was discontinues quite a while ago. Since the franchise loves it some MaybeMagicMaybeMundane cliffhangers, some machine spirits might actually be low-level [=AIs=].
** Eldar Wraith constructs are robots piloted by the souls of their dead.

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* Chaos likes to do this in From ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', where [[LegionsOfHell followers of Chaos]] will sometimes ritually bind a daemon to a piece of technology, creating a piece of possessed technology. A daemon can inhabit anything from a chainsword to a tank to a HumongousMecha.
HumongousMecha. While this sometimes means a drop in marksmanship, it can empower the possessed technology, fortifying it with unholy power. It can also reduce the crew of a vehicle too as little as a single daemon and possibly [[MundaneUtility reduce the cost of maintenance]], sometimes to the [[PoweredByAForsakenChild blood of people]] who were victims or voluntary offerings (both of which Chaos has no shortage of). Occasionally, it would change or even increase the maintenance cost; for example, the [[HumongousMecha Lord of Skulls]] is powered by the blood of murderers.
** Also sort of inverted (at least in belief) by the idea of "machine spirits," spirits." The [[MachineWorship Adeptus Mechanicus]] is, to a degree, animistic, which are supposedly leads to the belief of benevolent spirits inside technological devices that help mankind. In Though the past these were line between belief and hard fact is blurred by the fact that many machine spirits are actually low-level [=AIs=], so it's entirely possible ''all'' Imperial technology that doesn't utilize at least [[WetwareCPU parts of the human brains, much like [[UnwillingRoboticisation servi]][[CloningBlues tors]], but this practice was discontinues quite brain]] has a while ago. primitive [=AI=] attached to it. Since the franchise loves it some MaybeMagicMaybeMundane cliffhangers, some machine spirits might actually be low-level [=AIs=].
[[MagicFromTechnology not-entirely natural]].
** To expand on the part above part about human brains, the Imperium also heavily utilizes servitors, humans who have [[UnwillingRoboticisation been partly roboticized]] to strip them of an identity and initiative. They are used as robotic drones for all sorts of mundane tasks, ranging from cleaning and maintenance to manning guns and technical stations to even as domestic servants. In the terms of this trope, it's something of a ZigZag, especially on the occasion when the servitors start to regain their identity.
** Eldar Wraith constructs are robots piloted by the souls of their dead. They use the a few souls in some vehicles too, though the [[PlanetSpaceship Craftworlds]] take the cake. They have the Infinite Circuit built into their superstructure, which takes on the role of an ersatz afterlife since they want to avoid [[GodOfEvil Slaanesh]] taking their souls on death. The souls of the dead will help in the operation of the Craftworld and occasionally being conferred for advice or be drafted to operate said technology in times of need. And yes, this is considered to be a form of [[Necromancer necromancy]].
12th Feb '17 6:40:40 AM SpinAttaxx
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* The Franchise/{{Pokémon}} [[SdrawkcabName Rotom]], first introduced in ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'', is an Electric/Ghost-type that can possess electronics. It's first found in a TV set, and ''Platinum'' allows it to possess an oven, lawnmower, fridge, washing machine and fan to change its form, moves and (from Gen V onwards) type. ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' kicks it up another notch by having the player's Pokédex be designed to house Rotom, which possesses it and acts as its A.I. Sadly, this form can't actually fight; it merely acts as a FairyCompanion.

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* The Franchise/{{Pokémon}} Franchise/{{Pokemon}} [[SdrawkcabName Rotom]], first introduced in ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'', is an Electric/Ghost-type that can possess electronics. It's first found in a TV set, and ''Platinum'' allows it to possess an oven, lawnmower, fridge, washing machine and fan to change its form, moves and (from Gen V onwards) type. ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' kicks it up another notch by having the player's Pokédex be designed to house Rotom, which possesses it and acts as its A.I. Sadly, this form can't actually fight; it merely acts as a FairyCompanion.
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