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16th Mar '17 1:26:36 PM morenohijazo
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* ''ComicBook/{{Iznogoud}}'': In "The Magic Doll", the sorcerer of a visiting African king gives Iznogoud a clay doll which, when a hair from the intended target is placed in it, can be used to make the target experience whatever the doll experiences. The initial demonstrations simply involve tickling the doll (reducing the usual guinea pig, Wa'at Alahf, to helpless laughter), but Iznogoud wants to put one of the Caliph's hairs in the doll before smashing it. Unsurprisingly, when the doll is thrown high into the air and shatters on the ground during a squabble between Iznogoud and the sorcerer, it is wearing Iznogoud's own hair, and the luckless vizier ends up in a full body cast.
4th Feb '17 6:04:23 AM Doug86
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* ''Film/WeekendAtBerniesII'' reanimates the titular corpse (which, due to a glitch in the spell, only works when calypso music is playing) and eventually turns two mooks into a pair of goats.

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* ''Film/WeekendAtBerniesII'' ''Film/WeekendAtBernies II'' reanimates the titular corpse (which, due to a glitch in the spell, only works when calypso music is playing) and eventually turns two mooks into a pair of goats.
26th Jan '17 7:59:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* Gabriel Tosh in ''[[StarCraft StarCraft II]]'' is even capable of creating and using a working voodoo doll. Well, ''working'' in that it affected [[CrowningMomentOfFunny someone]]. Just not the right person. He's also [[AWizardDidIt psychic]]. For all we know, this was actually a way of getting around the neural inhibitors he has. The [[WordOfGod lore]] comments that Spectres, which is what Tosh is, tend to be eccentric and carry totems that they believe enhance their power, though they may nothing about actual voodoo.

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* Gabriel Tosh in ''[[StarCraft StarCraft II]]'' ''VideoGame/StarCraftII'' is even capable of creating and using a working voodoo doll. Well, ''working'' in that it affected [[CrowningMomentOfFunny someone]]. Just not the right person. He's also [[AWizardDidIt psychic]]. For all we know, this was actually a way of getting around the neural inhibitors he has. The [[WordOfGod lore]] comments that Spectres, which is what Tosh is, tend to be eccentric and carry totems that they believe enhance their power, though they may nothing about actual voodoo.
29th Nov '16 11:31:44 AM BlackSunNocturne
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RealLife Vodou is a religion like any other; what Hollywood has is TheThemeParkVersion of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoodoo_%28folk_magic%29 hoodoo]], the underlying folk magic system thereof. For more information, see {{Voudoun}}.

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RealLife Vodou is a religion like any other; what Hollywood has is TheThemeParkVersion of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoodoo_%28folk_magic%29 hoodoo]], the underlying folk magic system thereof. For more information, see {{Voudoun}}.
UsefulNotes/{{Voudoun}}.
15th Oct '16 1:38:03 AM BattleMaster
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* A voodoo cult is featured in ''Literature/TheCallOfCthulhu''. They're of course all cannibals who worship the titular Great Old One and are killed by the police.
7th Oct '16 11:58:11 AM FranksGirl
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* The '70s series ''Series/TheHardyBoysNancyDrewMysteries'' has the episode ''Voodoo Doll'', an episode that has to be seen to be believed. The ''least'' of the episode's sins is confusing Haitian and New Orleans Voodoo. Add to that condescending, near-racist comments by the Hardys towards the religion, a white stuffy English professor who is somehow a Voodoo High Priest (with the Haitian Voodoo Priest stated to be his "protoge"), tarot cards called "Voodoo cards" (though their apparent accuracy is actually a MindScrew used by the villain to psych the Hardys out), and obvious stage magic presented as the real thing...and, of course, all the Voodoo practitioners are evil. Though the episode does have one point in its favor: Baron Samedi is not mentioned at all, and during a fake Voodoo ceremony, the practitioners summon "Papa Legba" instead.

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* The '70s series ''Series/TheHardyBoysNancyDrewMysteries'' has the episode ''Voodoo Doll'', an episode that has to be seen to be believed. The ''least'' of the episode's sins is confusing Haitian and New Orleans Voodoo. Add to that condescending, near-racist comments by the Hardys towards the religion, a white stuffy English British professor who is somehow a Voodoo High Priest (with the Haitian Voodoo Priest stated to be his "protoge"), "authentic" Voodoo dolls, tarot cards called "Voodoo cards" (though their apparent accuracy is actually a MindScrew used by the villain to psych the Hardys out), and obvious stage magic presented as the real thing...and, of course, all the Voodoo practitioners are evil.evil and practice human sacrifice. Though the episode does have one point in its favor: Baron Samedi is not mentioned at all, and during a fake Voodoo ceremony, the practitioners summon "Papa Legba" instead.
7th Oct '16 11:52:23 AM FranksGirl
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* The '70s series ''Series/TheHardyBoysNancyDrewMysteries'' has the episode ''Voodoo Doll'', an episode that has to be seen to be believed. The ''least'' of the episode's sins is confusing Haitian and New Orleans Voodoo. Add to that condescending, near-racist comments by the Hardys towards the religion, a white stuffy English professor who is somehow a Voodoo High Priest (with the Haitian Voodoo Priest stated to be his "protoge"), tarot cards called "Voodoo cards" (though their apparent accuracy is actually a MindScrew used by the villain to psych the Hardys out), and obvious stage magic presented as the real thing...and, of course, all the Voodoo practitioners are evil. Though the episode does have one point in its favor: Baron Samedi is not mentioned at all, and during a fake Voodoo ceremony, the practitioners summon "Papa Legba" instead.
23rd Aug '16 1:46:13 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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Compare GypsyCurse and IndianBurialGround, similar curse-related tropes with similar UnfortunateImplications.

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Compare GypsyCurse and IndianBurialGround, similar curse-related tropes with similar UnfortunateImplications.ethnic baggage.
31st Jul '16 11:57:13 AM nombretomado
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* MarvelComics had Brother Voodoo, a Haitian sorcerer who often collaborated with the titular ''Comicbook/DoctorStrange''.
* DCComics has the more modern character Empress, of ''Comicbook/YoungJustice'', who directly addresses the misconceptions about the vodoun she learned from her grandmother.

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* MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics had Brother Voodoo, a Haitian sorcerer who often collaborated with the titular ''Comicbook/DoctorStrange''.
* DCComics Creator/DCComics has the more modern character Empress, of ''Comicbook/YoungJustice'', who directly addresses the misconceptions about the vodoun she learned from her grandmother.
10th Jul '16 6:19:27 PM foxley
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* HistoricalDomainCharacter Marie Laveau appears as full-blown villainess in the MarvelUniverse, where she actually possesses the full range of supernatural powers she claimed to have in RealLife.



** Featureed heavily, with the villains using a voodoo cult as part of their protection racket. The episode at least pays lip service to voudon being a genuine religion and that what the villains are doing is a perversion of it.

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** Featureed Featured heavily, with the villains using a voodoo cult as part of their protection racket. The episode at least pays lip service to voudon being a genuine religion and that what the villains are doing is a perversion of it.
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