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17th Jul '17 12:35:42 PM BeerBaron
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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'''s expansion pack ''Knights of the Nine'', there is a man named Kellen in the Chapel of Stendarr who was cursed by something stupid his ancestor did. He's bedridden and can hardly stand from the fatigue caused by the curse. The player is supposed to cure him.

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** Ultimately played straight, though in a roundabout way, with one means to cure [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Lycanthropy]] in the series' lore. The means is to infect someone who has a dormant, hereditary version of the disease. Passing it on to such a person removes the disease completely from the original Lycanthrope.
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In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'''s expansion pack ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'''s ''Knights of the Nine'', Nine'' expansion, there is a man named Kellen in the Chapel of Stendarr who was cursed by something stupid his ancestor did. He's bedridden and can hardly stand from the fatigue caused by the curse. The player is supposed Naturally, the PlayerCharacter has to lift the curse and cure him.
14th Jul '17 4:15:43 AM Medinoc
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* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', Eugene Greenhilt makes a BloodOath to kill Xykon, who had murdered his master. One of the downsides amounts to this, as neither he nor his descendants can get into the afterlife until the oath is fulfilled. [[spoiler: Turns out he misunderstood the conditions -- when Roy [[DeathIsCheap temporarily]] dies, he's allowed in in because, unlike Eugene, he died trying to fulfill the oath to the best of his ability]].

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* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', Eugene Greenhilt makes a BloodOath to kill Xykon, who had murdered his master. One of the downsides amounts to this, as neither he nor his descendants can get into the afterlife until the oath is fulfilled. [[spoiler: Turns out he misunderstood the conditions -- when Roy [[DeathIsCheap temporarily]] dies, he's allowed in in because, unlike Eugene, he Eugene who simply gave up, Roy died trying to fulfill the oath to the best of his ability]].
14th Jul '17 4:05:06 AM Medinoc
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** Harley [=MacFinn=] in ''Literature/FoolMoon''. Allegedly, St. Patrick himself cursed the entire family line to become Loup-Garou (super-werewolves) during the full moon.

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** Harley [=MacFinn=] in ''Literature/FoolMoon''. Allegedly, St. Patrick himself cursed the entire family line to become Loup-Garou (super-werewolves) during the full moon. The curse also manipulates fate to make sure the family line never goes extinct (there's always at least one of them who reproduces at least once before their death).
7th Jun '17 7:05:01 PM nombretomado
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* Techwolf of the WhateleyUniverse. An amiable gadgeteer genius who, due to a witch's curse on one of his ancestors, looks like a seven foot tall werewolf all the time.

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* Techwolf of the WhateleyUniverse.Literature/WhateleyUniverse. An amiable gadgeteer genius who, due to a witch's curse on one of his ancestors, looks like a seven foot tall werewolf all the time.
8th Mar '17 7:48:55 PM TheCuza
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* From ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' franchise, a hereditary curse has a name: [[spoiler:'''Ganon'''. After being defeated by the very first Link and Zelda in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword]]'', the Demon King Demise places a DyingCurse on them, such that their descendants will forever be forced to do battle with [[ThePowerOfHate a living incarnation of his hatred]]]].
7th Mar '17 1:46:10 AM alicecold
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* The gipsy curse that was once cast upon Raz in ''VideoGame/Psychonauts'', which makes Raz not only unable to swim, but also to enter a body of water at all [[spoiler:(even when the water is made out of cardboard)]]. This is a unusual use of the trope, as Raz is never "uncursed", and it does not drive the main plot at all [[spoiler: except a small portion revolving Linda the lungfish]]. It makes the

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* The gipsy curse that was once cast upon Raz in ''VideoGame/Psychonauts'', ''Psychonauts'', which makes Raz not only unable to swim, but also to enter a body of water at all [[spoiler:(even when the water is made out of cardboard)]]. This is a unusual use of the trope, as Raz is never "uncursed", and it does not drive the main plot at all [[spoiler: except a small portion revolving Linda the lungfish]]. It makes the
lungfish]].
7th Mar '17 1:44:21 AM alicecold
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* The gipsy curse that was once cast upon Raz in ''VideoGame/Psychonauts'', which makes Raz not only unable to swim, but also to enter a body of water at all [[spoiler:(even when the water is made out of cardboard)]]. This is a unusual use of the trope, as Raz is never "uncursed", and it does not drive the main plot at all [[spoiler: except a small portion revolving Linda the lungfish]]. It makes the
17th Feb '17 10:01:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/{{Penelope}}'' has the titular Penelope receive a hundred plus year old curse on her family that their first born daughter would be ugly until she were accepted by "one of her own." This is why her parents went about trying to get her married, but it turns out [[spoiler: the curse can be interpreted as "when she accepts herself." As soon as she becomes okay with the idea that she's going to be ugly forever, and it's not a cause for angst, does the curse lift.]]
* In ''Film/PracticalMagic'', all the witches in the family are cursed in that any man they fall in love with is doomed to die an untimely death.
* ''Film/TeenWolf'''s werewolfism is passed down from parent to child. It totally freaks him out because he had no idea; his father didn't tell him because sometimes it skips a generation.

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* ''Film/{{Penelope}}'' has the titular Penelope receive a hundred plus year old curse on her family that their first born daughter would be ugly until she were accepted by "one of her own." This is why her parents went about trying to get her married, but it turns out [[spoiler: the curse can be interpreted as "when she accepts herself." As soon as she becomes okay with the idea that she's going to be ugly forever, and it's not a cause for angst, does the curse lift.]]
* In ''Film/PracticalMagic'', all the witches in the family are cursed in that any man they fall in love with is doomed to die an untimely death.
* ''Film/TeenWolf'''s werewolfism is passed down from parent to child. It totally freaks him out because he had no idea; his father didn't tell him because sometimes it skips a generation.
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* A rather sweet one from ''Film/IKnowWhereImGoing'' to any [=MacNeil=] who dares enter Moy Castle: [[spoiler: This is the curse of Catriona [=MacLaine=] of Erraig: My curse on [=MacNeil=] of Kiloran and every [=MacNeil=] after him, if he shall ever cross the threshold of Moy, he’ll never leave a free man. He shall be chained to a woman to the end of his days and shall die in his chains.”]]
* In ''Film/VanHelsing'' the Valerious family is bound by a curse that keeps them from entering into Heaven until Dracula is killed. This is the result of a vow taken by a distant ancestor.
* ''Film/{{Wolfman}}'': The eldest son of the Glasgow family is cursed to become a werewolf.


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* ''Film/{{Penelope}}'' has the titular Penelope receive a hundred plus year old curse on her family that their first born daughter would be ugly until she were accepted by "one of her own." This is why her parents went about trying to get her married, but it turns out [[spoiler: the curse can be interpreted as "when she accepts herself." As soon as she becomes okay with the idea that she's going to be ugly forever, and it's not a cause for angst, does the curse lift.]]
* In ''Film/PracticalMagic'', all the witches in the family are cursed in that any man they fall in love with is doomed to die an untimely death.
* ''Film/TeenWolf'''s werewolfism is passed down from parent to child. It totally freaks him out because he had no idea; his father didn't tell him because sometimes it skips a generation.
* A rather sweet one from ''Film/IKnowWhereImGoing'' to any [=MacNeil=] who dares enter Moy Castle: [[spoiler: This is the curse of Catriona [=MacLaine=] of Erraig: My curse on [=MacNeil=] of Kiloran and every [=MacNeil=] after him, if he shall ever cross the threshold of Moy, he’ll never leave a free man. He shall be chained to a woman to the end of his days and shall die in his chains.”]]
* In ''Film/VanHelsing'' the Valerious family is bound by a curse that keeps them from entering into Heaven until Dracula is killed. This is the result of a vow taken by a distant ancestor.
* ''Film/{{Wolfman}}'': The eldest son of the Glasgow family is cursed to become a werewolf.
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31st Dec '16 12:34:26 PM nombretomado
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-->-- ''{{Eberron}}'', "Secrets of Xen'drik, Chapter 3"

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-->-- ''{{Eberron}}'', ''TabletopGame/{{Eberron}}'', "Secrets of Xen'drik, Chapter 3"



* In {{TabletopGame/Eberron}} this happened to the entire race of Gyrderi, who were trapped in their wild shapes when they helped their enslaved kin fight for freedom.

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* In {{TabletopGame/Eberron}} ''{{TabletopGame/Eberron}}'' this happened to the entire race of Gyrderi, who were trapped in their wild shapes when they helped their enslaved kin fight for freedom.
10th Dec '16 7:49:52 PM ultimomant
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* In ''[[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick Order of the Stick]]'' Eugene Greenhilt makes a BloodOath to kill Xykon, who had murdered his master. One of the downsides amounts to this, as neither he nor his descendants can get into the afterlife until the oath is fulfilled. [[spoiler: Turns out he misunderstood the conditions -- when Roy [[DeathIsCheap temporarily]] dies, he's allowed in in because, unlike Eugene, he died trying to fulfill the oath to the best of his ability]].

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* In ''[[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick Order of the Stick]]'' ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', Eugene Greenhilt makes a BloodOath to kill Xykon, who had murdered his master. One of the downsides amounts to this, as neither he nor his descendants can get into the afterlife until the oath is fulfilled. [[spoiler: Turns out he misunderstood the conditions -- when Roy [[DeathIsCheap temporarily]] dies, he's allowed in in because, unlike Eugene, he died trying to fulfill the oath to the best of his ability]].
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