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28th May '16 10:23:11 PM nombretomado
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* In the PS1 video game adaptation of ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'', Lilo's basic attack is to hold a glowing voodoo doll out at her enemies to defeat them for [[PowerCreepPowerSeep understandable gameplay balance reasons]].

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* In the PS1 [=PS1=] video game adaptation of ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'', Lilo's basic attack is to hold a glowing voodoo doll out at her enemies to defeat them for [[PowerCreepPowerSeep understandable gameplay balance reasons]].
25th May '16 8:40:46 PM PaulA
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* ''Series/HammerHouseOfHorror'': The fetish doll in the episode "Charlie Boy".
19th May '16 11:13:41 PM Odacon_Spy
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* ''VideoGame/SaintsRow2'' [[ZigZaggedTrope zig-zaggs]] this with the Sons of Samedi. While they milk the image for all it's worth, the Samedi are really just a [[TheCartel drug cartel]] using a Vooodoo gimmick for intimidation and most of their soldiers are stoner college kids only in the gang for the cheap drugs. Mr. Sunshine, the Samedi's [[TheDragon second-in-command]], however, is referred to as a "WitchDoctor" by various characters, uses a VoodooDoll in his boss fight that allows him to [[MindOverMatter toss the protagonist around like a rag doll]] and [[RasputinianDeath keeps getting back up every time he's "killed"]], no matter how many times the Boss shoots him, and ultimately has to be beheaded with his own machete to make him stay dead. [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane And whether his "powers" came from genuine mystical forces or are a result of a drug-induced hallucination is never explained.]]

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* ''VideoGame/SaintsRow2'' [[ZigZaggedTrope zig-zaggs]] zig-zags]] this with the Sons of Samedi. While they milk the image for all it's worth, the Samedi are really just a [[TheCartel drug cartel]] using a Vooodoo gimmick for intimidation and most of their soldiers are stoner college kids only in the gang for the cheap drugs. Mr. Sunshine, the Samedi's [[TheDragon second-in-command]], however, is referred to as a "WitchDoctor" by various characters, uses a VoodooDoll in his boss fight that allows him to [[MindOverMatter toss the protagonist around like a rag doll]] and [[RasputinianDeath keeps getting back up every time he's "killed"]], no matter how many times the Boss shoots him, and ultimately has to be beheaded with his own machete to make him stay dead. [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane And whether his "powers" came from genuine mystical forces or are a result of a drug-induced hallucination is never explained.]]
19th May '16 11:13:21 PM Odacon_Spy
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* ''VideoGame/SaintsRow2'': [[ZigZaggedTrope Zig-zagged]] with the Sons of Samedi. While they milk the image for all it's worth, the Samedi are really just a [[TheCartel drug cartel]] using a Vooodoo gimmick for intimidation and most of their soldiers are stoner college kids only in the gang for the cheap drugs. Played very straight, however, with Mr. Sunshine, the Samedi's [[TheDragon second-in-command]], who is referred to as a WitchDoctor by various characters, uses a VoodooDoll in his boss fight that allows him to [[MindOverMatter toss the protagonist around like a rag doll]] and [[RasputinianDeath keeps getting back up every time he's "killed"]], no matter how many times the Boss shoots him, and ultimately has to be beheaded with his own machete to make him stay dead. [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane And whether his "powers" came from genuine mystical forces or are a result of a drug-induced hallucination is never explained.]]

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* ''VideoGame/SaintsRow2'': ''VideoGame/SaintsRow2'' [[ZigZaggedTrope Zig-zagged]] zig-zaggs]] this with the Sons of Samedi. While they milk the image for all it's worth, the Samedi are really just a [[TheCartel drug cartel]] using a Vooodoo gimmick for intimidation and most of their soldiers are stoner college kids only in the gang for the cheap drugs. Played very straight, however, with Mr. Sunshine, the Samedi's [[TheDragon second-in-command]], who however, is referred to as a WitchDoctor "WitchDoctor" by various characters, uses a VoodooDoll in his boss fight that allows him to [[MindOverMatter toss the protagonist around like a rag doll]] and [[RasputinianDeath keeps getting back up every time he's "killed"]], no matter how many times the Boss shoots him, and ultimately has to be beheaded with his own machete to make him stay dead. [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane And whether his "powers" came from genuine mystical forces or are a result of a drug-induced hallucination is never explained.]]
19th May '16 8:04:51 PM Odacon_Spy
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* ''VideoGame/SaintsRow2'': [[ZigZaggedTrope Zig-zagged]] with the Sons of Samedi. While they milk the image for all it's worth, the Samedi are really just a [[TheCartel drug cartel]] who use Voudoun imagery as an intimidation gimmick and most of their street soldiers are stoner college kids only in the gang for the cheap drugs. Played very straight, however, with Mr. Sunshine, the Samedi's [[TheDragon second-in-command]], who is referred to as a WitchDoctor by various characters, uses a VoodooDoll in his boss fight that allows him to [[MindOverMatter toss the protagonist around like a rag doll]] and [[RasputinianDeath keeps getting back up after he's "killed"]], refusing to die no matter how many times the Boss shoots him, and ultimately has to be beheaded with his own machete to make him stay dead. [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane And whether his "powers" come from genuine mystical forces or are a result of a drug-induced hallucination is never explained.]]

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* ''VideoGame/SaintsRow2'': [[ZigZaggedTrope Zig-zagged]] with the Sons of Samedi. While they milk the image for all it's worth, the Samedi are really just a [[TheCartel drug cartel]] who use Voudoun imagery as an using a Vooodoo gimmick for intimidation gimmick and most of their street soldiers are stoner college kids only in the gang for the cheap drugs. Played very straight, however, with Mr. Sunshine, the Samedi's [[TheDragon second-in-command]], who is referred to as a WitchDoctor by various characters, uses a VoodooDoll in his boss fight that allows him to [[MindOverMatter toss the protagonist around like a rag doll]] and [[RasputinianDeath keeps getting back up after every time he's "killed"]], refusing to die no matter how many times the Boss shoots him, and ultimately has to be beheaded with his own machete to make him stay dead. [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane And whether his "powers" come came from genuine mystical forces or are a result of a drug-induced hallucination is never explained.]]
19th May '16 7:30:06 AM Odacon_Spy
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* ''VideoGame/SaintsRow2'': [[ZigZaggedTrope Zig-zagged]] with the Sons of Samedi. While they milk the image for all it's worth and throw out the occasional gratuitous Voudoun phrase or term, the Samedi are really just a [[TheCartel drug cartel]] with a gimmick and most of their street soldiers are stoner college kids only in the gang for the cheap drugs. Played very straight, however, with the Samedi's [[TheDragon second-in-command]], Mr. Sunshine, who is referred to as a WitchDoctor by various characters, uses a VoodooDoll in his boss fight that allows him to [[MindOverMatter toss the protagonist around like a rag doll]] and [[RasputinianDeath keeps getting back up after he's "killed"]], refusing to die no matter how many times the Boss shoots him, and ultimately has to be beheaded with his own machete to make him stay dead. [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane And whether his "powers" come from genuine mystical forces or are a result of a drug-induced hallucination is never explained.]]

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* ''VideoGame/SaintsRow2'': [[ZigZaggedTrope Zig-zagged]] with the Sons of Samedi. While they milk the image for all it's worth and throw out the occasional gratuitous Voudoun phrase or term, worth, the Samedi are really just a [[TheCartel drug cartel]] with a who use Voudoun imagery as an intimidation gimmick and most of their street soldiers are stoner college kids only in the gang for the cheap drugs. Played very straight, however, with Mr. Sunshine, the Samedi's [[TheDragon second-in-command]], Mr. Sunshine, who is referred to as a WitchDoctor by various characters, uses a VoodooDoll in his boss fight that allows him to [[MindOverMatter toss the protagonist around like a rag doll]] and [[RasputinianDeath keeps getting back up after he's "killed"]], refusing to die no matter how many times the Boss shoots him, and ultimately has to be beheaded with his own machete to make him stay dead. [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane And whether his "powers" come from genuine mystical forces or are a result of a drug-induced hallucination is never explained.]]
19th May '16 7:26:07 AM Odacon_Spy
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* ''VideoGame/SaintsRow2'': [[ZigZaggedTrope Zig-zagged]] with the Sons of Samedi. While they milk the image for all it's worth and throw out the occasional gratuitous Vodoun phrase or term, the Samedi are really just a [[TheCartel drug cartel]] with a gimmick and most of their street soldiers are stoner college kids only in the gang for the cheap drugs. Played very straight, however, with the Samedi's [[TheDragon second-in-command]], Mr. Sunshine, who is described as a "witchdoctor" by various characters, uses a VoodooDoll in his boss fight that allows him to [[MindOverMatter toss the protagonist around like a rag doll]] and [[RasputinianDeath keeps getting back up after he's "killed"]], refusing to die no matter how many times the Boss shoots him, and ultimately has to be beheaded with his own machete to make him stay dead. [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane And whether his "powers" come from genuine mystical forces or are a result of a drug-induced hallucination is never explained.]]

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* ''VideoGame/SaintsRow2'': [[ZigZaggedTrope Zig-zagged]] with the Sons of Samedi. While they milk the image for all it's worth and throw out the occasional gratuitous Vodoun Voudoun phrase or term, the Samedi are really just a [[TheCartel drug cartel]] with a gimmick and most of their street soldiers are stoner college kids only in the gang for the cheap drugs. Played very straight, however, with the Samedi's [[TheDragon second-in-command]], Mr. Sunshine, who is described referred to as a "witchdoctor" WitchDoctor by various characters, uses a VoodooDoll in his boss fight that allows him to [[MindOverMatter toss the protagonist around like a rag doll]] and [[RasputinianDeath keeps getting back up after he's "killed"]], refusing to die no matter how many times the Boss shoots him, and ultimately has to be beheaded with his own machete to make him stay dead. [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane And whether his "powers" come from genuine mystical forces or are a result of a drug-induced hallucination is never explained.]]
18th May '16 11:18:01 PM Odacon_Spy
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* ''VideoGame/SaintsRow2'': [[ZigZaggedTrope Zig-zagged]] with the Sons of Samedi. While they milk the image for all it's worth and throw out the occasional bit of gratuitous Vodoun phrases or terminology, the Samedi are really just a [[TheCartel drug cartel]] with a gimmick and most of their street soldiers are stoner college kids only in the gang for the cheap drugs. Played very straight, however, with the Samedi's [[TheDragon second-in-command]], Mr. Sunshine, who is described as a "witchdoctor" by various characters, uses a VoodooDoll in his boss fight that allows him to [[MindOverMatter toss the protagonist around like a rag doll]] and [[RasputinianDeath keeps getting back up after he's "killed"]], refusing to die no matter how many times the Boss shoots him, and ultimately has to be beheaded with his own machete to make him stay dead. [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane And whether his "powers" come from genuine mystical forces or are a result of a drug-induced hallucination is never explained.]]

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* ''VideoGame/SaintsRow2'': [[ZigZaggedTrope Zig-zagged]] with the Sons of Samedi. While they milk the image for all it's worth and throw out the occasional bit of gratuitous Vodoun phrases phrase or terminology, term, the Samedi are really just a [[TheCartel drug cartel]] with a gimmick and most of their street soldiers are stoner college kids only in the gang for the cheap drugs. Played very straight, however, with the Samedi's [[TheDragon second-in-command]], Mr. Sunshine, who is described as a "witchdoctor" by various characters, uses a VoodooDoll in his boss fight that allows him to [[MindOverMatter toss the protagonist around like a rag doll]] and [[RasputinianDeath keeps getting back up after he's "killed"]], refusing to die no matter how many times the Boss shoots him, and ultimately has to be beheaded with his own machete to make him stay dead. [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane And whether his "powers" come from genuine mystical forces or are a result of a drug-induced hallucination is never explained.]]
18th May '16 11:17:00 PM Odacon_Spy
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* Mr. Sunshine in ''VideoGame/SaintsRow2'' has a VoodooDoll that allows him to [[MindOverMatter toss the protagonist around like a rag doll]] and makes him temporarily [[NighInvulnerability Nigh Invulnerable]]. After he's beaten, a cutscene follows in which he [[RasputinianDeath keeps getting up again]], no matter how many bullets the protagonist pumps into him, until he/she finally gives up and chops his head off with his own machete. This is also a case of MaybeMagicMaybeMundane, as the Sons of Samedi are known for using drugs to make people believe their voodoo magic is the real deal, and at least once before the Boss had been drugged by them, so there's no telling if he was legit magic or just making the boss think he was killing an immortal person or flinging him about.

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* ''VideoGame/SaintsRow2'': [[ZigZaggedTrope Zig-zagged]] with the Sons of Samedi. While they milk the image for all it's worth and throw out the occasional bit of gratuitous Vodoun phrases or terminology, the Samedi are really just a [[TheCartel drug cartel]] with a gimmick and most of their street soldiers are stoner college kids only in the gang for the cheap drugs. Played very straight, however, with the Samedi's [[TheDragon second-in-command]], Mr. Sunshine in ''VideoGame/SaintsRow2'' has Sunshine, who is described as a "witchdoctor" by various characters, uses a VoodooDoll in his boss fight that allows him to [[MindOverMatter toss the protagonist around like a rag doll]] and makes him temporarily [[NighInvulnerability Nigh Invulnerable]]. After he's beaten, a cutscene follows in which he [[RasputinianDeath keeps getting back up again]], after he's "killed"]], refusing to die no matter how many bullets times the protagonist pumps into Boss shoots him, until he/she finally gives up and chops his head off ultimately has to be beheaded with his own machete. This is also a case of MaybeMagicMaybeMundane, as the Sons of Samedi are known for using drugs machete to make people believe their voodoo magic is the real deal, and at least once before the Boss had been drugged by them, so there's no telling if he was legit magic or just making the boss think he was killing an immortal person or flinging him about.stay dead. [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane And whether his "powers" come from genuine mystical forces or are a result of a drug-induced hallucination is never explained.]]
19th Apr '16 5:34:57 AM Divra
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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'': No actual Voodoo practicioners of any kind (Hollywood or otherwise) have shown up yet, but Harry has performed a ritual to summon Ulsharavas, an oracle spirit who serves Mama Erzulie, and bartered for information with her. Ulshavaras is portrayed as far more benevolent than most spiritual entities in the series, though she has a nasty streak (among other things, she consistently calls Harry a ''bokor'', or warlock).



** There are villainous characters who use Hollywood Voodoo elements, but they are explicitly described as using black magic dressed up with a few vaguely understood African religious trappings, and that their magic has absolutely nothing to do with the real deal.

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** There are villainous characters who use Hollywood Voodoo elements, but they are explicitly described as using black magic dressed up with a few vaguely understood African religious trappings, and it is made abundantly clear that their magic has absolutely nothing to do with the real deal.Voodoo faith, or any other African religion for that matter.
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