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8th Dec '16 4:34:33 AM Morgenthaler
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6th Dec '16 7:11:34 AM Morgenthaler
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6th Dec '16 7:09:55 AM Morgenthaler
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9th Oct '16 4:54:02 AM erforce
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-->-- ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean''

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6th Oct '16 7:32:21 PM Xelloss08
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* In ''Webcomic/MysteryBabylon'', one of the three gifts which Red gives to Zero is a magic compass. Rather than pointing North, it always points towards Heaven's Champion. It also only functions for Zero, burning the hand of anyone else who tries to touch it.
17th Jun '16 10:20:08 PM LadyNorbert
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** A non-magnetism example would be Vivre Cards, slips of paper which are linked to a person's life force and can show where they are located. Put the paper on a table or in your hand, and it will move on its own in the general direction of the person it's linked to. Luffy had once for his brother Ace, which he used in his rescue attempt in the Impel Down arc.

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** A non-magnetism example would be Vivre Cards, slips of paper which are linked to a person's life force and can show where they are located. Put the paper on a table or in your hand, and it will move on its own in the general direction of the person it's linked to. Luffy had once one for his brother Ace, which he used in his rescue attempt in the Impel Down arc.



* Inigo Montoya briefly turns his sword into one in ''Film/ThePrincessBride''. He knows the secret entrance to the Pit of Despair is in the grove where he's standing, so he pleads with his dead father to "guide my sword" so he can find it. [[spoiler:The sword sticks itself into a tree, and Inigo leans on the tree in despair - and, in so doing, triggers the mechanism to open the door.]]



* On ''Literature/{{Gor}}'' compasses point to the Sardar Mountains, home of the Priest-Kings (the gods of the world).

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* On ''Literature/{{Gor}}'' ''Literature/{{Gor}},'' compasses point to the Sardar Mountains, home of the Priest-Kings (the gods of the world).



** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda'' it only shows the boss's room.

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** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda'' the original ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda,'' it only shows the boss's room.



** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'', it shows all treasure chests and the boss's location.
** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'', it shows all treasure chests and the boss's location.

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** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'', it shows all treasure chests and the boss's location.
** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'',
From ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' onward, it shows all treasure chests and the boss's location.



* Phylacteries, in the ''Franchise/DragonAge'' universe, perform this function. Mages in the Circles of Magi are required to give a blood sample when they're first brought to a Circle, and should that mage escape or otherwise go missing, the Templars can use the phylactery containing their blood to find them.



* In ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesOfDarkWater'' Ren has a necklace that shoots a blue beam in the direction of a nearby [[MacGuffin Treasure of Rule]].

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* In ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesOfDarkWater'' ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesOfDarkWater,'' Ren has a necklace that shoots a blue beam in the direction of a nearby [[MacGuffin Treasure of Rule]].



* Gargamel and his magically-created clone made one from a magic stone that would help him track down Smurfs in ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' episode "Papa Smurf, Papa Smurf".

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* Gargamel and his magically-created clone made one from a magic stone that would help him track down Smurfs in ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' episode "Papa Smurf, Papa Smurf".Smurf."
14th Nov '15 12:54:39 AM fourshade
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* The compass is ubiquitous to ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' games. In the first games it only showed the boss's room or the room after that, but in later games it also showed unopened treasure chests and sometimes keys.

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* The compass is ubiquitous to ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' games. In It generally shows the first games location of all treasures in a dungeon as well as that of the boss.
** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda''
it only showed shows the boss's room.
** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast'', it shows
the boss's room or as well as the room after that, but in later games main treasure of the dungeon.
** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening'',
it shows all treasure chests, the boss's location, and also showed unopened causes a chime to sound when a key is located in the current room.
** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'', it shows all
treasure chests and sometimes keys.the boss's location.
** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'', it shows all treasure chests and the boss's location.
5th Sep '15 3:14:39 AM Diask
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* Luigi's quest in ''Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door'' revolves around one of these. According to Luigi, the face of the so-called Marvelous Compass was split into seven shards, and each shard points to the location of the next.

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* Luigi's quest in ''Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door'' ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'' revolves around one of these. According to Luigi, the face of the so-called Marvelous Compass was split into seven shards, and each shard points to the location of the next.


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* One item in ''VideoGame/{{Spelunky}}'' is a compass that points to the level exit when it's off-screen. It becomes incredibly useful in area 3 which consists almost entirely of rocks and ice hanging over the yawning abyss.
* In ''VideoGame/RogueLegacy'' you can get a compass which points towards a very secret bonus chamber.
24th Apr '15 3:09:08 AM Jake
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** Although he can and does use a literal compass as a focus for the spell, Harry's also used various objects as plumb lines (leans in the direction of the target), sensations on the skin ([[StealthPun gets warmer or colder]] based on direction), and a wind-up duck ([[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer this happened]]) (walks in the direction of the target) in the past. It's a very versatile field of magic.

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** Although he can and does use a literal compass as a focus for the spell, Harry's also used various objects as plumb lines (leans in the direction of the target), sensations on the skin ([[StealthPun gets warmer or colder]] based on direction), and even a wind-up duck ([[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer this happened]]) toy (walks in the direction of the target) in the past.when nothing better was on hand. It's a very versatile field of magic.
18th Apr '15 4:28:28 PM flarn2006
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* While obviously not actually magic, some GPS devices and apps (such as those used in "geocaching") work like this.
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