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14th Feb '18 5:11:56 PM foxley
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* In ''Film/KimgOfTheZombies'', Nazi agent Dr. Sangre running a voodoo cult on an isolated Caribbean island. He mostly interested in extracting information from a captured admiral via soul transference, but has also raised a small squad of zombies to act as muscle.

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* In ''Film/KimgOfTheZombies'', ''Film/KingOfTheZombies'', Nazi agent Dr. Sangre running a voodoo cult on an isolated Caribbean island. He mostly interested in extracting information from a captured admiral via soul transference, but has also raised a small squad of zombies to act as muscle.
14th Feb '18 4:52:18 PM foxley
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* In ''Film/KimgOfTheZombies'', Nazi agent Dr. Sangre running a voodoo cult on an isolated Caribbean island. He mostly interested in extracting information from a captured admiral via soul transference, but has also raised a small squad of zombies to act as muscle.
2nd Feb '18 1:41:29 PM Wariolander
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This is a form of magic in either [[WelcomeToTheCaribbeanMon Caribbean]], [[TheBigEasy New Orleanian]] or [[Bulungi West African]] flavors. Many practitioners call themselves priests or priestesses, and they almost always do have magical powers, [[HowUnscientific regardless of whether or not the supernatural exists or is even mentioned elsewhere in]] TheVerse[[note]]Ironically, Voodoo is more likely to be a hoax in explicitly supernatural settings[[/note]]. Sympathetic {{Voodoo Doll}}s (ie, [[RealityChangingMiniature what you do to them appears on the person they represent]]) are a classical trick, as is making [[OurZombiesAreDifferent zombies]]. Other practitioners simply use [[FortuneTeller tarot cards or other divination tools]] and they always work, even if they have to rewrite reality to do it. {{Shrunken Head}}s may also be present.

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This is a form of magic in either [[WelcomeToTheCaribbeanMon Caribbean]], [[TheBigEasy New Orleanian]] or [[Bulungi [[{{Bulungi}} West African]] flavors. Many practitioners call themselves priests or priestesses, and they almost always do have magical powers, [[HowUnscientific regardless of whether or not the supernatural exists or is even mentioned elsewhere in]] TheVerse[[note]]Ironically, Voodoo is more likely to be a hoax in explicitly supernatural settings[[/note]]. Sympathetic {{Voodoo Doll}}s (ie, [[RealityChangingMiniature what you do to them appears on the person they represent]]) are a classical trick, as is making [[OurZombiesAreDifferent zombies]]. Other practitioners simply use [[FortuneTeller tarot cards or other divination tools]] and they always work, even if they have to rewrite reality to do it. {{Shrunken Head}}s may also be present.
2nd Feb '18 1:41:12 PM Wariolander
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This is a form of magic in either [[WelcomeToTheCaribbeanMon Caribbean]] or [[TheBigEasy New Orleanian]] flavors. Many practitioners call themselves priests or priestesses, and they almost always do have magical powers, [[HowUnscientific regardless of whether or not the supernatural exists or is even mentioned elsewhere in]] TheVerse[[note]]Ironically, Voodoo is more likely to be a hoax in explicitly supernatural settings[[/note]]. Sympathetic {{Voodoo Doll}}s (ie, [[RealityChangingMiniature what you do to them appears on the person they represent]]) are a classical trick, as is making [[OurZombiesAreDifferent zombies]]. Other practitioners simply use [[FortuneTeller tarot cards or other divination tools]] and they always work, even if they have to rewrite reality to do it. {{Shrunken Head}}s may also be present.

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This is a form of magic in either [[WelcomeToTheCaribbeanMon Caribbean]] or Caribbean]], [[TheBigEasy New Orleanian]] or [[Bulungi West African]] flavors. Many practitioners call themselves priests or priestesses, and they almost always do have magical powers, [[HowUnscientific regardless of whether or not the supernatural exists or is even mentioned elsewhere in]] TheVerse[[note]]Ironically, Voodoo is more likely to be a hoax in explicitly supernatural settings[[/note]]. Sympathetic {{Voodoo Doll}}s (ie, [[RealityChangingMiniature what you do to them appears on the person they represent]]) are a classical trick, as is making [[OurZombiesAreDifferent zombies]]. Other practitioners simply use [[FortuneTeller tarot cards or other divination tools]] and they always work, even if they have to rewrite reality to do it. {{Shrunken Head}}s may also be present.
27th Jan '18 1:47:51 AM foxley
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* ''Series/MacGyver'' episode "Walking Dead"

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* ''Series/MacGyver'' ''Series/MacGyver1985'' episode "Walking Dead"
11th Jan '18 6:21:03 PM RisefromYourGrave
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* In the [=PlayStation=] 1 and Windows PC video game adaptation of ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'', titled ''Lilo & Stitch: Trouble in Paradise'', 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 [=PlayStation=] 1 and Windows PC video game adaptation of ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'', titled ''Lilo & Stitch: ''VideoGame/LiloAndStitch: Trouble in Paradise'', Lilo's basic attack is to hold a glowing voodoo doll out at her enemies to defeat them for [[PowerCreepPowerSeep understandable gameplay balance reasons]].
6th Jan '18 10:39:05 PM nombretomado
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* At one point, ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' had a voodoo doll as a throwaway joke. When trying to figure out how to get rid of it, Gabe and Tycho settled on burning it. Cue the [[JohnRomero victim]] walking down a sunny street whistling a merry tune...and then "MY FLESH!"

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* At one point, ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' had a voodoo doll as a throwaway joke. When trying to figure out how to get rid of it, Gabe and Tycho settled on burning it. Cue the [[JohnRomero [[Creator/JohnRomero victim]] walking down a sunny street whistling a merry tune...and then "MY FLESH!"
28th Dec '17 4:56:04 PM nombretomado
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* ''TabletopGame/MutantsAndMasterminds''' FreedomCity universe has the super villain Baron Samedi, who mixes this with Witch Doctor. On the other hand, they also have a teen superheroine who gets her powers from a loa of the sea. WordOfGod [[http://stevekenson.com/2005/08/13/freedom-city-annotated/ is that]] Siren and Samedi are supposed to give Voodoo the same treatment as WonderWoman does Myth/GreekMythology and ComicBook/TheMightyThor does Myth/NorseMythology. (So a certain amount of inaccuracy is arguably part of the homage.)

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* ''TabletopGame/MutantsAndMasterminds''' FreedomCity TabletopGame/FreedomCity universe has the super villain Baron Samedi, who mixes this with Witch Doctor. On the other hand, they also have a teen superheroine who gets her powers from a loa of the sea. WordOfGod [[http://stevekenson.com/2005/08/13/freedom-city-annotated/ is that]] Siren and Samedi are supposed to give Voodoo the same treatment as WonderWoman does Myth/GreekMythology and ComicBook/TheMightyThor does Myth/NorseMythology. (So a certain amount of inaccuracy is arguably part of the homage.)
21st Nov '17 7:00:21 PM PaulA
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* ''Literature/DoctorWho''

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* ''Literature/DoctorWho''''Literature/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse''



** The Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures novel ''The City of the Dead'' is set in New Orleans, and as the story deals heavily with magic and the occult, mentions of Voodoo practices are mentioned (and are on display in a few scenes). And unlike most TV/DoctorWho stories, there is no [[MagicFromTechnology scientific explanation]] for the sorcery on display, the magic is real and the Doctor at one point befriends a real magical being in a naiad.

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** ''[[Recap/EighthDoctorAdventuresTheCityOfTheDead The Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures novel ''The City of the Dead'' Dead]]'' is set in New Orleans, and as the story deals heavily with magic and the occult, mentions of Voodoo practices are mentioned (and are on display in a few scenes). And unlike most TV/DoctorWho Series/DoctorWho stories, there is no [[MagicFromTechnology scientific explanation]] for the sorcery on display, the magic is real and the Doctor at one point befriends a real magical being in a naiad.
13th Oct '17 12:58:26 AM PaulA
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* The Creator/LarryNiven and Barnes collaboration ''[[Literature/DreamPark The California Voodoo Game]]'' isn't about voodoo (much). One suspects the title was chosen because more people have heard of "voodoo" than what it's ''actually'' about, or (for an in-universe reason) the game was given that title as a red herring to keep people who boned up on vodou and HollywoodVoodoo from gaining an "edge" due to out-of-character knowledge.

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* The Creator/LarryNiven and Barnes collaboration ''[[Literature/DreamPark The California Voodoo Game]]'' ''Literature/TheCaliforniaVoodooGame'' isn't about voodoo (much). One suspects the title was chosen because more people have heard of "voodoo" than what it's ''actually'' about, or (for an in-universe reason) the game was given that title as a red herring to keep people who boned up on vodou and HollywoodVoodoo from gaining an "edge" due to out-of-character knowledge.
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