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10th Jan '17 4:02:14 AM Shadowgazer
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A mask that through magical or mundane means, kills the person wearing it. The mask does this by smothering, strangling, suffocating, crushing, or poisoning its victim.

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A mask that through magical or mundane means, kills the person wearing it. The mask does this by smothering, strangling, suffocating, crushing, or poisoning its victim.
victim. Most of the time it is both a [[CruelAndUnusualDeath very cruel and very unusual death.]]



* ''Film/TheAbominableDrPhibes'' featured a constricting frog mask that gradually crushed the head of its wearer.

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* ''Film/TheAbominableDrPhibes'' featured a constricting frog mask [[CruelAndUnusualDeath that gradually crushed the head of its wearer.]]
23rd Oct '16 4:18:35 AM Morgenthaler
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Subtrope of ArtifactOfDeath and possible ArtifactOfDoom. Related to EvilMask. Contrast with FaceHugger which, unlike the Murderous Mask, is often sentient and able to apply to the unwilling victim's face all by itself.

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Subtrope of ArtifactOfDeath and possible ArtifactOfDoom. Related to EvilMask.EvilMask, which is both sentient and malevolent. Contrast with FaceHugger which, unlike the Murderous Mask, is often sentient and able to apply to the unwilling victim's face all by itself.
4th Jul '16 11:44:02 AM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/{{BIONICLE}}'': Played with the Ignika. As only [[OnlyTheChosenMayWield destined beings can wear it]], any other being that so much as touch it will [[ArtifactOfDoom get cursed]]. While none affected have directly died from the curses, they either suffer FateWorseThanDeath or get CursedWithAwesome or BlessedWithSuck.

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* ''Franchise/{{BIONICLE}}'': ''Toys/{{BIONICLE}}'': Played with the Ignika. As only [[OnlyTheChosenMayWield destined beings can wear it]], any other being that so much as touch it will [[ArtifactOfDoom get cursed]]. While none affected have directly died from the curses, they either suffer FateWorseThanDeath or get CursedWithAwesome or BlessedWithSuck.
16th May '16 10:34:45 PM Lawman592
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* In Myth/CelticMythology and French folklore, [[TheEvilPrincess Princess Dahut-Ahès]] of the legendary Breton city of Ys used to take a different lover to bed every night provided the lover wore a black mask during their intense evening of pleasure. However, at the first rays of dawn, the mask would tighten and strangle the unfortunate suitor.

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* In Myth/CelticMythology and French folklore, [[TheEvilPrincess Princess Dahut-Ahès]] of the legendary Breton city of Ys used to take a different lover to bed every night provided the lover wore a black mask during their intense evening of pleasure. However, at the first rays of dawn, the drawstrings of the mask would tighten and strangle the unfortunate suitor.
17th Dec '15 11:47:03 AM FF32
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* ''SCPFoundation'' [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-035 describes a mask]] that compels anyone nearby to put it on so it can kill them and possess their body. The mask has expressed interest in 682, since the beast's AdaptiveAbility and HealingFactor would provide it with an eternal and powerful host body.

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* ''SCPFoundation'' ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'' [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-035 describes a mask]] that compels anyone nearby to put it on so it can kill them and possess their body. The mask has expressed interest in 682, since the beast's AdaptiveAbility and HealingFactor would provide it with an eternal and powerful host body.
5th Nov '15 4:52:01 PM Lawman592
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* In Myth/CelticMythology and French folklore, [[AristocratsAreEvil Princess Dahut-Ahès]] of the legendary Breton city of Ys used to take a different lover to bed every night provided the lover wore a black mask during their intense evening of pleasure. However, at the first rays of dawn, the mask would tighten and strangle the unfortunate suitor.

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* In Myth/CelticMythology and French folklore, [[AristocratsAreEvil [[TheEvilPrincess Princess Dahut-Ahès]] of the legendary Breton city of Ys used to take a different lover to bed every night provided the lover wore a black mask during their intense evening of pleasure. However, at the first rays of dawn, the mask would tighten and strangle the unfortunate suitor.
5th Nov '15 11:17:49 AM TheWanderer
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** The first volume of ''ComicBook/TheBooksOfMagic'' has a part where the young hero is taken into a possible future where the mask has gone full on evil, and it lives up to this trope far more. Especially when it forces a servant to attach the mask to his face, and then only a few minutes later take it off... which requires the poor guy to ''tear his own face off''.
19th Oct '15 1:51:47 PM Tarrn
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* In ''ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'', the Decepticon Vos has a removable ''face'' which is lined with retractable spikes and hooks on the inside. Being a sadist and TortureTechnician, he likes to force his victims to wear it.
9th Sep '15 1:05:59 PM WillBGood
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[[quoteright:350:[[Film/TheMaskOfSatan http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/blacksunday11.png]]]]

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[[quoteright:350:[[Film/TheMaskOfSatan [[quoteright:350:[[Film/BlackSunday http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/blacksunday11.png]]]]




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* The trope illustration is from ''Film/BlackSunday''; the mask is spiked on the inside and rather brutally ''hammered'' onto the victim's face.
7th Sep '15 11:04:51 AM nombretomado
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* Somewhat related is [[NewJediOrder Yuuzhan Vong]] vonduun crab armor. If worn by a non-Yuuzhan Vong, it will repeatedly attempt to kill its wearer.

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* Somewhat related is [[NewJediOrder [[Literature/NewJediOrder Yuuzhan Vong]] vonduun crab armor. If worn by a non-Yuuzhan Vong, it will repeatedly attempt to kill its wearer.
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