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15th Mar '18 11:18:38 PM DragonQuestZ
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See also AncientArtifact for other items that can give the wielder power. See also MagicalAccessory for other pieces of magical jewelry.

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See also AncientArtifact for other (other items that can give the wielder power. See also power), MagicalAccessory for other (other pieces of magical jewelry.
jewelry).
21st Feb '18 6:34:59 PM nombretomado
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* Naturally, ''Theatre/TheRingOfTheNibelung'', a.k.a. Creator/RichardWagner's ''Ring''. It's actually something of a subversion. It supposedly makes its wearer the master of the world, but none of the characters we see wearing it are anything of the sort. [[spoiler: Although one interpretation of the ending is that Valhalla burns because Brunnhilde uses the Ring to punish the Gods for their long series of betrayals and malfeasances.]] Also Alberich is able to rule the Dwarves with the ring, it acts as TheLittleDetecto for gold, and it is claimed if he attacks the Gods with the ring he will defeat them.

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* Naturally, ''Theatre/TheRingOfTheNibelung'', a.k.a. Creator/RichardWagner's Music/RichardWagner's ''Ring''. It's actually something of a subversion. It supposedly makes its wearer the master of the world, but none of the characters we see wearing it are anything of the sort. [[spoiler: Although one interpretation of the ending is that Valhalla burns because Brunnhilde uses the Ring to punish the Gods for their long series of betrayals and malfeasances.]] Also Alberich is able to rule the Dwarves with the ring, it acts as TheLittleDetecto for gold, and it is claimed if he attacks the Gods with the ring he will defeat them.
21st Feb '18 6:33:47 PM nombretomado
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* Ancient Hebrew legends spoke of how King Solomon was able to control demons with a magic ring, using it to control even the King of Demons Asmodeus. Often cited as the inspiration for both Creator/RichardWagner's ''Theatre/TheRingOfTheNibelung'' operas and Creator/JRRTolkien's ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'' saga.

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* Ancient Hebrew legends spoke of how King Solomon was able to control demons with a magic ring, using it to control even the King of Demons Asmodeus. Often cited as the inspiration for both Creator/RichardWagner's Music/RichardWagner's ''Theatre/TheRingOfTheNibelung'' operas and Creator/JRRTolkien's ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'' saga.
2nd Jan '18 3:02:45 PM Game_Fan
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** The three elven rings were made without Sauron's intervention which prevented them from being directly corrupted so they lacked most of the horrible downsides. Nonetheless

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** The three elven rings were made without Sauron's intervention which prevented them from being directly corrupted so they lacked most of all have different powers while also lacking the horrible awful downsides. Nonetheless Unfortunately like all the others they rely on the One Ring to work and begin to fail when it is destroyed.
1st Jan '18 8:27:16 PM Game_Fan
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* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' named this trope with its various rings. Yet almost all are [[ArtifactOfDoom Artifacts Of Doom]], especially "The One Ring" created by Sauron, which grants invisibility, but corrupts the wearer with Sauron's cruelty and lust for power.

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* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' named this trope with its various rings. Yet almost The most prominent at the twenty greater rings of power. The exact effects and abilities granted are intentionally vague and apparently vary between the rings but grant immortaliy. Unfortunately the discipline of ringcrafting was created by Sauron who assured that all are of them are, ultimately, [[ArtifactOfDoom Artifacts Of Doom]], especially "The One Ring" created by Sauron, Doom]].
** The nine rings given to humans granted them extended life but not ''more'' life eventually reducing them to wraiths with little strength or will except what Sauron granted them.
** The seven given to the dwarves accomplished great works but drew attention and jealousy
which grants invisibility, but corrupts the wearer with resulted in many of these rings being destroyed by dragons.
** The three elven rings were made without
Sauron's cruelty intervention which prevented them from being directly corrupted so they lacked most of the horrible downsides. Nonetheless
** The One Ring was personally crafted by Sauron to give him power over all other rings of power
and lust for power.control their wielders. This mostly failed because the elves immediately detected the attack and Sauron could not properly control the dwarves. Its most prominent effect on the one who wears it is invisibility however it also works very hard corrupt to wielder.



** King Solomon's ring, which is unattainable but people try to snatch it off his body anyway. (According to legend, this ring is engraved with a holy seal and can control demons ... or other things.)
*** As seen in ''The Ring of Solomon'' in ''Literature/TheBartimaeusTrilogy''.

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** * King Solomon's ring, which is unattainable but people try to snatch it off his body anyway. (According to legend, this ring is engraved with a holy seal and can control demons ... or other things.)
*** ** As seen in ''The Ring of Solomon'' in ''Literature/TheBartimaeusTrilogy''.
9th Oct '17 7:17:43 AM BeerBaron
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*** The Ring of Khajiit, with typically bestows the wearer with enhanced quickness, silent movement, and outright invisibility, is associated with the Daedric Prince Mephala. It is said that Rajhin, the legendary [[CatFolk Khajiit]] thief, stole it from Mephala herself. However, after making use of its power too freely, Rajhin was abandoned by the ring and left exposed to his enemies. The ring is also associated with Meridia, another Daedric Prince who, through unexplained means, acquired the ring and bestowed it as a reward to her agents twice in the 3rd Era.

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*** The Ring of Khajiit, with Khajiiti, which typically bestows the wearer with [[SuperSpeed enhanced quickness, quickness]], [[StealthExpert silent movement, movement]], and outright invisibility, {{invisibility}}, is associated with the Daedric Prince Mephala. It is said that Rajhin, the legendary [[CatFolk Khajiit]] thief, Khajiiti]] ImpossibleThief, stole it from Mephala herself. However, after making use of its power too freely, Rajhin was abandoned by the ring and left exposed to his enemies. The ring is also associated with Meridia, another Daedric Prince who, through unexplained means, acquired the ring and bestowed it as a reward to her agents twice in the 3rd Era.
4th Oct '17 2:16:22 AM AmayirotAkago
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-->Ring of Light, Magic Might!




-->Ring of Light, Magic Might!
28th Aug '17 7:49:40 AM BeerBaron
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*** Namira's Ring is an artifact associated with Namira, the Daedric Prince of the [[BodyHorror Grotesque]] and [[NatureIsNotNice Decay]]. The Ring has taken different forms, with one [[AntiMagic protecting the wearer from magical attacks]] and another allowing the wearer to [[ImAHumanitarian consume mortal flesh]] in order to gain health and enhanced health regeneration.

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*** Namira's Ring is an artifact associated with Namira, the Daedric Prince of the [[BodyHorror Grotesque]] and [[NatureIsNotNice Decay]]. The Ring has taken different forms, with one [[AntiMagic protecting the wearer from magical attacks]] and another allowing the wearer to [[ImAHumanitarian consume mortal flesh]] in order to [[CannibalismSuperpower gain health and enhanced health regeneration.regeneration]].
23rd Aug '17 9:10:25 AM BeerBaron
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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series has plenty of these rings, but one in Oblivion is so useful that almost everyone will use it [[RandomlyDrops (assuming they can find it first)]]. It has a 50% Resist Magic and a 35% Reflect Spell enchantment, meaning it halves damage that most characters take from magic-based attacks (and has an additional 35% chance to reflect it back at the enemy!). Ironically enough, this particular ring is called the Mundane Ring.
** It's also possible to make custom rings that are VERY useful.
*** For instance: One can increase their character's strength by 10, in a game where max base strength is 100. Doesn't seem like too much, until you see that it lets you carry 50 pounds more gear, ''and'' hit harder in melee. (So, it's better than enchanting with "feather")
*** Unless you're looking for a fast character, due to the way the game calculates the load. Strength allows you to carry more, Feather makes you faster by making the load lighter. Both are represented by increasing the maximum carrying capacity though.

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** The series has many magical rings which fit the trope. The greatest of them are the various one-of-a-kind artifact rings, often associated with the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Princes]]. Some examples to note:
*** The Ring of Khajiit, with typically bestows the wearer with enhanced quickness, silent movement, and outright invisibility, is associated with the Daedric Prince Mephala. It is said that Rajhin, the legendary [[CatFolk Khajiit]] thief, stole it from Mephala herself. However, after making use of its power too freely, Rajhin was abandoned by the ring and left exposed to his enemies. The ring is also associated with Meridia, another Daedric Prince who, through unexplained means, acquired the ring and bestowed it as a reward to her agents twice in the 3rd Era.
*** Hircine's Ring is an artifact associated with [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Hircine]], the Daedric Prince of [[EgomaniacHunter the Hunt]] and MonsterProgenitor of the [[OurWereBeastsAreDifferent werecreatures]], especially [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolves]]. Hircine is known to bestow it to worthy werewolves where, depending on the version of lycanthropy they have, either allows them [[VoluntaryShapeshifting control]] of the transformation or, for those who already can control it such as the Companions of Skyrim, allows them to transform multiple times a day.
*** Namira's Ring is an artifact associated with Namira, the Daedric Prince of the [[BodyHorror Grotesque]] and [[NatureIsNotNice Decay]]. The Ring has taken different forms, with one [[AntiMagic protecting the wearer from magical attacks]] and another allowing the wearer to [[ImAHumanitarian consume mortal flesh]] in order to gain health and enhanced health regeneration.
** The series' [[ItemCrafting Enchanting]] system allows you to create one of your own, using whatever effects you feel would best enhance your PlayerCharacter. Playing as a Mage? Enchant a Ring that boosts one of your magical skills and increases your Magicka regen rate. Playing a sneaky thief? Enchant one that turns you invisible. The cost to create such an item can get fairly exorbitant, but the
series has plenty of these rings, MoneyForNothing to cover that.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' has the ironically named Mundane Ring. It RandomlyDrops, which can make finding it a challenge,
but one in Oblivion it is so useful that almost everyone will use it [[RandomlyDrops (assuming they can find it first)]].well worth the effort. It has a 50% Resist Magic and a 35% Reflect Spell enchantment, meaning it halves damage that most characters take from magic-based attacks (and has an additional 35% chance to reflect it back at the enemy!). Ironically enough, this particular ring is called the Mundane Ring.\n** It's also possible to make custom rings that are VERY useful.\n*** For instance: One can increase their character's strength by 10, in a game where max base strength is 100. Doesn't seem like too much, until you see that it lets you carry 50 pounds more gear, ''and'' hit harder in melee. (So, it's better than enchanting with "feather")\n*** Unless you're looking for a fast character, due to the way the game calculates the load. Strength allows you to carry more, Feather makes you faster by making the load lighter. Both are represented by increasing the maximum carrying capacity though.
21st Aug '17 2:59:14 PM Polokun
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* There are plenty in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. From the simple Ring of Protection +1 to the Ring of Three Wishes, and everything in-between. It's somewhat traditional to limit ring use to at most one per hand so as to prevent some smart-aleck player character from stacking up too many magical effects in the obvious fashion.

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* There are plenty in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. From the simple Ring of Protection +1 to the Ring of Three Wishes, and everything in-between. It's somewhat traditional to limit ring use to at most one per hand so as to prevent some smart-aleck player character from stacking up too many magical effects in the obvious fashion. The in-game justification is usually that anymore then one ring on a single hand would interfere with the magical effect.
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