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4th Apr '17 6:13:40 PM nombretomado
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* There's an [=DnD=] adventure in the {{Planescape}} setting where the players face a person with the ability to create golems out of objects at hand.

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* There's an [=DnD=] adventure in the {{Planescape}} TabletopGame/{{Planescape}} setting where the players face a person with the ability to create golems out of objects at hand.
20th Feb '17 1:20:37 AM jormis29
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* The necromancer in ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}} II'' is all over this. Aside from insta-summonable 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.

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* The necromancer in ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}} II'' ''VideoGame/DiabloII'' is all over this. Aside from insta-summonable 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.
20th Feb '17 1:19:56 AM jormis29
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* The old TSR comic book superhero game ''TabletopGame/MarvelSuperHeroes'' had superpowers that could be used this way. Animate Matter: Solid would allow a character to manipulate homogenous solid matter (even things like adamantium if the power was strong enough), and there was a power that would allow similar effects with machines (including doing things with functional machines, which was explicitly disallowed with Animate Matter).

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* The old TSR Creator/{{TSR}} comic book superhero game ''TabletopGame/MarvelSuperHeroes'' had superpowers that could be used this way. Animate Matter: Solid would allow a character to manipulate homogenous solid matter (even things like adamantium if the power was strong enough), and there was a power that would allow similar effects with machines (including doing things with functional machines, which was explicitly disallowed with Animate Matter).
16th Jan '17 1:27:19 PM ErebusElysium
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* Many of the golems Angor Rot makes in ''WesternAnimation/{{Trollhunters}}'' manifest from random objects around them, ranging from mud to broken glass to crystals.
1st Jan '17 5:19:37 PM MiddleEighth
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* The golem guy in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone apparently has the ability to create golems out of whatever material is handy. Not that that does him the slightest bit of good against Paul (who ''looooves'' fighting golems, since [[ActualPacifist they're not alive]]) or John (who takes out a dozen mud golems almost without thinking about it). And yes, the various floor-material golems he'd placed in Gothmarik Citadel fell to bits once he was removed from the sceneómuch to Paul's disappointment.

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* The golem guy in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'' apparently has the ability to create golems out of whatever material is handy. Not that that does him the slightest bit of good against Paul (who ''looooves'' fighting golems, since [[ActualPacifist they're not alive]]) or John (who takes out a dozen mud golems almost without thinking about it). And yes, the various floor-material golems he'd placed in Gothmarik Citadel fell to bits once he was removed from the sceneómuch to Paul's disappointment.
1st Jan '17 5:19:17 PM MiddleEighth
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*The golem guy in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone apparently has the ability to create golems out of whatever material is handy. Not that that does him the slightest bit of good against Paul (who ''looooves'' fighting golems, since [[ActualPacifist they're not alive]]) or John (who takes out a dozen mud golems almost without thinking about it). And yes, the various floor-material golems he'd placed in Gothmarik Citadel fell to bits once he was removed from the sceneómuch to Paul's disappointment.
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6th Oct '16 11:37:10 PM jamespolk
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSandCastle'': The sand man has eccentric taste in helpers. He creates a weird creature that consists of three legs that meet at a common point, with a duck's head on the top. He creates two more little creatures that might be best described as heads with arms attached.
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.
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