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1st Feb '16 5:59:11 PM nombretomado
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* The plot of ''TacticsOgreTheKnightOfLodis'' is based around the race to find this, as it is the artifact that can resurrect the fallen angel... or kill him. In terms of base weapon power, its surpassed only by the [[GameBreaker Snapdragon]] [[InfinityPlusOneSword swords]]. Other games in the ''Ogre Battle'' series also feature the lance in a non-plot relevant role.
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* The plot of ''TacticsOgreTheKnightOfLodis'' ''VideoGame/TacticsOgreTheKnightOfLodis'' is based around the race to find this, as it is the artifact that can resurrect the fallen angel... or kill him. In terms of base weapon power, its surpassed only by the [[GameBreaker Snapdragon]] [[InfinityPlusOneSword swords]]. Other games in the ''Ogre Battle'' series also feature the lance in a non-plot relevant role.
31st Jan '16 3:56:36 PM JMQwilleran
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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'', Banon tells Terra the story of Pandora's Box. He tells her that once when people were pure and innocent, there was a box they were told never to open. One man did, releasing all of the world's evils: envy, greed, pride, violence and control. The only thing left in the box was a single ray of light: hope. He then tells her that she is that ray of light, [[LaResistance the Resistance's]] only hope.
30th Jan '16 4:47:53 AM Grade0
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* Parodied with the ''Norminomicon'', the Book of the Extremely Dead, in ''VideoGame/FableII''.
24th Jan '16 10:59:17 AM nombretomado
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* Atlantis is also, of course, the respective home of {{DC|Comics}}'s Comicbook/{{Aquaman}} and {{Marvel|Comics}}'s {{Sub-Mariner}}.
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* Atlantis is also, of course, the respective home of {{DC|Comics}}'s Comicbook/{{Aquaman}} and {{Marvel|Comics}}'s {{Sub-Mariner}}. ComicBook/SubMariner.
23rd Jan '16 12:52:16 PM Killztwice
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* While the explicit Crown of Thorns doesn't appear in ''TabletopGames/{{Pathfinder}}'', the Thorncrown of [[CrystalDragonJesus Iomedae]] is clearly inspired by and based off of it.
20th Jan '16 6:32:45 AM Adept
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* ''HauntedJunction'' has the protagonist open it by accident. It wakes him up a bit.
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* ''HauntedJunction'' ''Manga/HauntedJunction'' has the protagonist open it by accident. It wakes him up a bit.
15th Jan '16 5:37:50 PM Katsuhagi
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** Once, Thor had a rescue worker hand his hammer back to him. [[TheRealHeroes He took a minute to realise the implications.]] *** This also happened concerning WonderWoman in the DC vs. Marvel/Marvel vs. DC mini-series. *** That actually never happened. It's a popular internet rumor, but it's one that isn't true. However, Thor's secret identity at one point was Jake Olson, a paramedic. Jake later became the physical embodiment of Thor's humanity and even fought Thor when they were separated.
15th Jan '16 5:19:11 PM Josef5678
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Durandal -- Sword of the Hero Roland, knight of Charlemagne, as well as Hector of Troy. Supposedly he threw it into a "poisoned stream" in order to protect it from the Saracens; this seems to have occasionally given it a "Darkness" element in fiction and games. It could also be associated with evil or [[VideoGame/{{Marathon}} insanity]]. [[{{Bungie}} One game studio]] has not only used it, but also the inscription on Ogier the Dane's sword Curtana, which read My name is [[VideoGame/{{Halo}} Cortana]], of the same steel and temper as Joyeuse and [[VideoGame/{{Marathon}} Durendal]]. In ''TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' Durandal ''is'' Excalibur, having been stolen by Orlando/Roland and renamed to not arouse suspicion (because even he knows it was kind of a dick thing to do).
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Durandal -- Sword of the Hero Roland, knight of Charlemagne, as well as Hector of Troy. Supposedly he threw it into a "poisoned stream" in order to protect it from the Saracens; this seems to have occasionally given it a "Darkness" element in fiction and games. It could also be associated with evil or [[VideoGame/{{Marathon}} insanity]]. [[{{Bungie}} [[Creator/{{Bungie}} One game studio]] has not only used it, but also the inscription on Ogier the Dane's sword Curtana, which read My name is [[VideoGame/{{Halo}} Cortana]], of the same steel and temper as Joyeuse and [[VideoGame/{{Marathon}} Durendal]]. In ''TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' Durandal ''is'' Excalibur, having been stolen by Orlando/Roland and renamed to not arouse suspicion (because even he knows it was kind of a dick thing to do).
15th Jan '16 3:11:24 PM Anddrix
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* The first ''Literature/{{Harry Potter|and the Philosophers Stone}}'' book, renamed ''Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone'' for the American market because [[ViewersAreMorons the publishers doubted Americans would know of the Philosopher's Stone and would not understand why philosophers are mentioned in a book about wizards]]..
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* The first ''Literature/{{Harry Potter|and the Philosophers Stone}}'' book, renamed ''Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone'' for the American market because [[ViewersAreMorons the publishers doubted Americans would know of the Philosopher's Stone and would not understand why philosophers are mentioned in a book about wizards]].. wizards..

* Pandora's Box also showed up in a last season episode of ''Series/{{Charmed}}'', with a superpowered Guardian ([[ViewersAreMorons named "Hope"]]) who was to protect it so that demons (or anyone really) would not be able to open it and release the ills within. Naturally said Guardian knew nothing about all this and had to go through a (relatively short) HowDoIShotWeb bit before she could save the world. Interestingly, since the Box had already been opened long ago to originally release its contents, doing so now merely intensified the bad traits of humanity--which, aside from the obvious negative consequences, helped to tilt the balance of power toward evil.
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* Pandora's Box also showed up in a last season episode of ''Series/{{Charmed}}'', with a superpowered Guardian ([[ViewersAreMorons named "Hope"]]) (named "Hope") who was to protect it so that demons (or anyone really) would not be able to open it and release the ills within. Naturally said Guardian knew nothing about all this and had to go through a (relatively short) HowDoIShotWeb bit before she could save the world. Interestingly, since the Box had already been opened long ago to originally release its contents, doing so now merely intensified the bad traits of humanity--which, aside from the obvious negative consequences, helped to tilt the balance of power toward evil.
14th Jan '16 8:19:43 AM STM1993
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Changed the order of the names. Muramasa is thebloodthirsty one, Masamune is the peaceful one.
[[folder:The Masamune and Muramasa]] Historically, UsefulNotes/MuramasaAndMasamune were popular, highly skilled swordsmiths. According to legend, however, they were ''incredibly'' skilled swordsmiths that made swords ideal to avert and perform cutting, respectively. As the techniques of both craftsmen died with them, and the specific qualities of their works have yet to be reproduced, surviving pieces have become legendary to the point of magical. These days, many works assign the names Masamune and/or Muramasa to the swords themselves; depending on context, this can imply the sword was forged by that swordsmith (like a Stradivarius violin, a Rembrandt painting, or a Glock handgun), or it can just mean the creator thought the name was cool and liked the associations it had.
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[[folder:The Masamune Muramasa and Muramasa]] Masamune]] Historically, UsefulNotes/MuramasaAndMasamune were popular, highly skilled swordsmiths. According to legend, however, they were ''incredibly'' skilled swordsmiths that made swords ideal to avert and perform and avert cutting, respectively. As the techniques of both craftsmen died with them, and the specific qualities of their works have yet to be reproduced, surviving pieces have become legendary to the point of magical. These days, many works assign the names Masamune and/or Muramasa to the swords themselves; depending on context, this can imply the sword was forged by that swordsmith (like a Stradivarius violin, a Rembrandt painting, or a Glock handgun), or it can just mean the creator thought the name was cool and liked the associations it had.
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