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20th Jul '16 8:51:20 PM nombretomado
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* [[PerdidoStreetStation Judah]] [[PunnyName Low]] from ChinaMieville's ''Literature/IronCouncil'' can make golems out of anything. [[UpToEleven Even time]].

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* [[PerdidoStreetStation Judah]] [[PunnyName Low]] from ChinaMieville's Creator/ChinaMieville's ''Literature/IronCouncil'' can make golems out of anything. [[UpToEleven Even time]].
11th Jul '16 12:42:30 PM StFan
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Closely linked to [[SummonMagic summoned creatures]], although in this case its only really the 'binding force' that has been summoned/created.

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Closely linked to [[SummonMagic summoned creatures]], although in this case its only really the 'binding force' "binding force" that has been summoned/created.



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* The horror anthology ''The Sleep of Reason'' features a writer in a creative slump creating a golem out of manuscript pages, forcing it to write her next book. She eventually destroys it and writes it by herself [[spoiler: by turning ''herself'' into a golem]].

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* The horror anthology ''The Sleep of Reason'' features a writer in a creative slump creating a golem out of manuscript pages, forcing it to write her next book. She eventually destroys it and writes it by herself [[spoiler: by [[spoiler:by turning ''herself'' into a golem]].



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* The ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' spell "Animate Objects" works like this in 2nd and 3rd edition. In contrast to creating an actual golem, which takes weeks of work and hugely expensive materials, the spell allows the caster to make a candlestick or rock sprout arms and legs and do its master's bidding. They're short-lived constructs, fragile and usually not great at fighting. On the other hand, the incident where a a BigBad was slain by a table makes for a great story to tell the grandkids.
* ''MutantsAndMasterminds'' as the Animate Objects power which offers this explicitly, although part and parcel to it is that the objects do not actually gain any kind of humanoid form. Rather, you get the situations of tables rocking themselves across the room, carpets slithering, millstones rolling...

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* The ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' spell "Animate Objects" works like this in 2nd 2[-[[superscript:nd]]-] and 3rd 3[-[[superscript:nd]]-] edition. In contrast to creating an actual golem, which takes weeks of work and hugely expensive materials, the spell allows the caster to make a candlestick or rock sprout arms and legs and do its master's bidding. They're short-lived constructs, fragile and usually not great at fighting. On the other hand, the incident where a a BigBad was slain by a table makes for a great story to tell the grandkids.
* ''MutantsAndMasterminds'' as ''TabletopGame/MutantsAndMasterminds'' has the Animate Objects power which offers this explicitly, although part and parcel to it is that the objects do not actually gain any kind of humanoid form. Rather, you get the situations of tables rocking themselves across the room, carpets slithering, millstones rolling...



* The {{Gurps}} supplement ''GURPS Magic Items 3'' includes rules for creating golems out of any material the GM allows, including garbage and Bakelite.

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* The {{Gurps}} ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} supplement ''GURPS Magic Items 3'' includes rules for creating golems out of any material the GM allows, including garbage and Bakelite.



* ''HitmenForDestiny'' has a Maythorn [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/thorsby/destiny/series.php?view=archive&chapter=41098 experiment]] by starting with Play-Doh. It's loyal, but since it can't hear instructions and is from an ultra-weak material, it kills itself by trying to move.
* ''TheBeastLegion'' has [[http://www.thebeastlegion.com/characters/the-shadow-nexus/gorgorath/ Gorgorath]] who fits into this category. After being crushed his soul & body remains were linked to a giant suit of armor.

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* ''HitmenForDestiny'' ''Webcomic/HitmenForDestiny'' has a Maythorn [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/thorsby/destiny/series.php?view=archive&chapter=41098 experiment]] by starting with Play-Doh. It's loyal, but since it can't hear instructions and is from an ultra-weak material, it kills itself by trying to move.
* ''TheBeastLegion'' ''Webcomic/TheBeastLegion'' has [[http://www.thebeastlegion.com/characters/the-shadow-nexus/gorgorath/ Gorgorath]] who fits into this category. After being crushed his soul & body remains were linked to a giant suit of armor.



* In a ''WesternAnimation/TreehouseOfHorror'' episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', they use Play-Doh to make a bride for the Golem Of Prague.

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* In a ''WesternAnimation/TreehouseOfHorror'' episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', they use Play-Doh to make a bride for the Golem Of Prague.of Prague.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'':
** Adamaï summons a stone golem from some rocks laying around in both episode 15 of the first season, and episode 1 of the second season.
** The demon Rubilax can create stone clones at his image to swarm an opponent. They are much less sturdy than his true form, of course.
21st May '16 2:31:32 PM erforce
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* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'', of course. Throughout the game, you'll have to contend with the likes of Book Golems, Coal Golems, Black Slime Golems, a Kitchen Golem (in the very first level, natch), and Graveyard Golems.

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* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'', ''VieoGame/GhostbustersTheVideoGame'', of course. Throughout the game, you'll have to contend with the likes of Book Golems, Coal Golems, Black Slime Golems, a Kitchen Golem (in the very first level, natch), and Graveyard Golems.



* Golems in ''{{Vindictus}}'' instantly assemble a body out of surrounding debris when cast. Notably, if there isn't enough junk lying around, the golem must limp or crawl around until it can assimilate enough for a proper body.

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* Golems in ''{{Vindictus}}'' ''Videogame/{{Vindictus}}'' instantly assemble a body out of surrounding debris when cast. Notably, if there isn't enough junk lying around, the golem must limp or crawl around until it can assimilate enough for a proper body.
6th May '16 11:03:24 PM Jacce
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* The necromancer in ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}} II'' is all over this. Aside from insta-summonable earth and blood golems, he can also make metal golems out of any equipment, which then takes on the enchantments and traits of their raw materials.

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* The necromancer in ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}} II'' is all over this. Aside from insta-summonable earth and earth, blood and fire golems, he can also make metal golems out of any equipment, which then takes on the enchantments and traits of their raw materials.
8th Feb '16 10:29:09 AM TheHeroHartmut
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* The [[http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/earthbound/images/f/f8/Forlorn_Junk_Heap.png/revision/latest/scale-to-width-down/104?cb=20150919211157 Forlorn Junk Heap]] from ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'' is a malfunctioning [[{{Golem}} Clayman]] that threw itself into a junkyard, and merged with various bits and pieces of scrap metal. It no longer seems to follow work directives that other Claymen do, instead mindlessly attacking anything that comes near it (including, as it happens, your party).
2nd Jan '16 10:26:54 PM Gamermaster
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* Corona of ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaViVid'' has her Creation spell, which allows her to instantly build her golem Goliath from out of the ground.

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* Corona of ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaViVid'' ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'' has her Creation spell, which allows her to instantly build her golem Goliath from out of the ground.
5th Nov '15 2:34:48 AM StFan
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* In a ''{{Simpsons}}'' Treehouse of Horror episode, they use Play-Doh to make a bride for the Golem Of Prague.
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* [[Blog/ThingsMrWelchIsNoLongerAllowedToDoInAnRPG Mr. Welch]] has used this several times, such as creating [[MundaneUtility animated balloon animals]] and even Tequila Golems.
* In the WhateleyUniverse story "Christmas Elves", a somewhat desperate Hekate goes into serious magical debt (in terms of promised ''future'' sacrifices) to turn a jeep, a fighter jet, and a bunch of spare parts into improvised "metal golems" once her captives manage to break free and start rampaging through the Syndicate base where they were being held. (It doesn't really help much.)

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* [[Blog/ThingsMrWelchIsNoLongerAllowedToDoInAnRPG ''Blog/ThingsMrWelchIsNoLongerAllowedToDoInAnRPG'': Mr. Welch]] Welch has used this several times, such as creating [[MundaneUtility animated balloon animals]] and even Tequila Golems.
* In the WhateleyUniverse ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'' story "Christmas Elves", a somewhat desperate Hekate goes into serious magical debt (in terms of promised ''future'' sacrifices) to turn a jeep, a fighter jet, and a bunch of spare parts into improvised "metal golems" once her captives manage to break free and start rampaging through the Syndicate base where they were being held. (It doesn't really help much.)



-->'''Bennett''': The results were devastating.\\
'''Spoony''': I bet they ''were''.

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-->'''Bennett''': -->'''Bennett:''' The results were devastating.\\
'''Spoony''': '''Spoony:''' I bet they ''were''.


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* In a ''WesternAnimation/TreehouseOfHorror'' episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', they use Play-Doh to make a bride for the Golem Of Prague.
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6th Aug '15 12:45:15 PM VVK
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* In ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'', at a point when everyone's living in one crowded apartment among the heaps of stuff from their previous larger house, the guys manage to piss off Gwynn (again), and she uses her magic to create the humanoid Clutter Monster from all the random stuff lying around to punish them.

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* In ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'', at a point when everyone's living in one crowded apartment among the heaps of stuff from their previous larger house, the guys manage to piss off Gwynn (again), (which is not hard, but their method would have worked on anyone), and she uses her magic to create the humanoid Clutter Monster from all the random stuff lying around to punish them.
6th Aug '15 12:43:47 PM VVK
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* ''Webcomic/{{Erfworld}}'' has many types of golems, from cloth (giant stuffed animals) to metal (including soft, hard, and acid), to--as Sizemore is discussing with Bogroll in the page image--crap.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Erfworld}}'' has many types of golems, from cloth (giant stuffed animals) to metal (including soft, hard, and acid), to--as to -- as Sizemore is discussing with Bogroll in the page image--crap.image -- crap.
* In ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'', at a point when everyone's living in one crowded apartment among the heaps of stuff from their previous larger house, the guys manage to piss off Gwynn (again), and she uses her magic to create the humanoid Clutter Monster from all the random stuff lying around to punish them.
25th Jul '15 10:17:11 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Minecraft}}'' allows players (and sometimes [[EldritchAbomination Endermen]]) to build Snow Golems out of blocks of snow and Iron Golems out of blocks of iron, topped off with pumpkins for heads.

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* ''{{Minecraft}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' allows players (and sometimes [[EldritchAbomination Endermen]]) to build Snow Golems out of blocks of snow and Iron Golems out of blocks of iron, topped off with pumpkins for heads.
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