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17th Jan '17 5:11:14 PM ultimomant
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* In ''[[http://fanfics.me/read2.php?id=127043 A RWBY Zanpakuto]]'', Aizen claims he was created by the Hogyoku and remains immortal as long as it exists. When Ichigo and Blake figure out how to destroy it, he disintegrates.
7th Jan '17 8:31:20 PM Xelloss08
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* In ''Literature/VoidCity'', every Emperor Vampire has a ''memento mori'', an artifact which contains some of their magical essence. Until it is destroyed, they can resurrect from any form of death, even if nothing remains of their body.
6th Jan '17 10:40:25 PM TudorRose
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* In Robin Jarvis' ''Literature/{{Hagwood}}'' trilogy, the evil High Lady of Hollow Hill, Rhiannon, has removed her heart from her body and placed it in an enchanted casket. The only way to kill her is to unlock the casket with the key specially made for it and then stab the heart.
24th Dec '16 11:27:29 AM nombretomado
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* In the ''AntiClicheAndMarySueEliminationSociety'', [[spoiler: Tash, Valerie, Michael, Aster, and Zero for Adrian]].

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* In the ''AntiClicheAndMarySueEliminationSociety'', ''Fanfic/AntiClicheAndMarySueEliminationSociety'', [[spoiler: Tash, Valerie, Michael, Aster, and Zero for Adrian]].
21st Dec '16 12:04:57 AM Xtifr
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* In ''Taran Wanderer'', the second to last of Creator/LloydAlexander's ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain'', Taran fights a mage who put his life into the bone of his little finger, and put that in a box in a tree in the middle of nowhere. Taran [[ContrivedCoincidence just happened across it before he coincidentally happened across the mage.]]

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* In ''Taran Wanderer'', the second to last of Creator/LloydAlexander's ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain'', ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfPrydain'', Taran fights a mage who put his life into the bone of his little finger, and put that in a box in a tree in the middle of nowhere. Taran [[ContrivedCoincidence just happened across it before he coincidentally happened across the mage.]]
9th Dec '16 11:50:27 AM Smeagol17
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* In ''Literature/TsarevichPetrAndTheWizard'', Koschei the Immortal (resp. [[BlindIdiotTranslation Koschei the Deathless]]) hid his soul in the eye of a needle, hid the needle inside an egg, hid the egg inside a duck, hid the duck inside a hare, then locked the hare in an iron box and buried the box under a tree on the vanishing island of Buyan. The tree, hare and duck are destroyed with the help of a few {{Androcles Lion}}s. Other variants of this include "Literature/TheGiantWhoHadNoHeartInHisBody", [[http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/celt/pt1/pt105.htm "The Young King Of Easaidh Ruadh,"]] and [[http://www.mythfolklore.net/andrewlang/213.htm "What Came Of Picking Flowers."]]

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* In ''Literature/TsarevichPetrAndTheWizard'', Koschei the Immortal (resp. [[BlindIdiotTranslation Koschei the Deathless]]) hid his soul death in the eye of a needle, hid the needle inside an egg, hid the egg inside a duck, hid the duck inside a hare, then locked the hare in an iron box and buried the box under a tree on the vanishing island of Buyan. The tree, hare and duck are destroyed with the help of a few {{Androcles Lion}}s. Other variants of this include "Literature/TheGiantWhoHadNoHeartInHisBody", [[http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/celt/pt1/pt105.htm "The Young King Of Easaidh Ruadh,"]] and [[http://www.mythfolklore.net/andrewlang/213.htm "What Came Of Picking Flowers."]]
5th Dec '16 6:33:40 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''ConanTheBarbarian'' RPG, one of the abilities available to the Sorcerer class is the Picture of Corruption, and it's basically one great big ShoutOut to ''Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray''. The picture takes damage and "Corruption" for the sorcerer, but the sorcerer constantly has to check the picture. If it's destroyed, they immediately age to however old they ought to be, and take all the damage stored in the painting.

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* In the ''ConanTheBarbarian'' ''Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian'' RPG, one of the abilities available to the Sorcerer class is the Picture of Corruption, and it's basically one great big ShoutOut to ''Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray''. The picture takes damage and "Corruption" for the sorcerer, but the sorcerer constantly has to check the picture. If it's destroyed, they immediately age to however old they ought to be, and take all the damage stored in the painting.
27th Oct '16 3:33:09 AM Derkhan
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* In the ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'', a so-called Finnest is an object used as a repository of power (and occasionally actual souls) by the [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Jaghut]], although some non-Jaghut have taken up the practise as well. The most often seen use for this in the series has been to store the power/soul of someone dangerously powerful and vicious in a Finnest in order to be able to imprison them, as such beings tend to be nigh unkillable if not outright immortal, and the Jaghut prefer to take care of their own homegrown problems. Objects used for the purpose can be as varied as an acorn or a dagger.
5th Oct '16 8:20:53 AM AgProv
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** And there's a reverse example in ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}'', where the Hogfather's lifetimer shatters ''in response to'' Teatime's plan to stop children believing in him, thus "killing" him.[[note]]Or else it was the stray cats who found their way to Death's Domain, knowing they were sure of a cat-lover who'd feed them. It is noted that several of them had got into the room where Death stores the ''special'' lifetimers...[[/note]]

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** And there's a reverse example in ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}'', where the Hogfather's lifetimer shatters ''in response to'' Teatime's plan to stop children believing in him, thus "killing" him.[[note]]Or else it was the stray cats who found their way to Death's Domain, knowing they were sure of a cat-lover who'd feed them. It is noted that [[PricelessMingVase several of them had got into the room where Death stores the ''special'' lifetimers...lifetimers]]...[[/note]]
5th Oct '16 8:18:05 AM AgProv
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** There is a literal example of the Soul Jar in ''Discworld/GoingPostal''. Apparently wizards can take a sabbatical year and be tewmporarily Dead. A pantry just off the kitchen has been adapted into a repository for ''literal'' Soul Jars. These are apparently old jam-jars scrounged from the nearby kitchen, each labelled with the name of the temporarily dead Wizard and storing his essence. Mrs Whitlow, the housekeeper, has insisted each jar now carries a small fetish doll of a wizard to prevent misunderstandings, as apparently a cook in a hurry scrounged what he thought was an empty jar to decant peanut butter into. The fate of that Wizard is un-known but may have included toast.

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** There is a literal example of the Soul Jar in ''Discworld/GoingPostal''. Apparently wizards can take a sabbatical year and be tewmporarily temporarily Dead. A pantry just off the kitchen has been adapted into a repository for ''literal'' Soul Jars. These are apparently old jam-jars scrounged from the nearby kitchen, each labelled with the name of the temporarily dead Wizard and storing his essence. Mrs Whitlow, the housekeeper, has insisted each jar now carries a small fetish doll of a wizard to prevent misunderstandings, as apparently a cook in a hurry scrounged what he thought was an empty jar to decant peanut butter into. The fate of that Wizard is un-known but may have included toast.
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