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22nd Mar '17 11:52:00 AM DustSnitch
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** The Franchise/PotterVerse also contains a number of cursed tomes. Ron warns Harry about books that burn people's eyes out, books that make them speak in limericks for the rest of their lives, and books that you can never, ever stop reading. And those are ''paltry'' compared to [[spoiler:Tom Riddle's diary]], a nigh-indestructible [[SoulJar Horcrux]] containing a LivingMemory of a psychopathic sorcerer (specifically [[spoiler:Voldemort, the series's central villain]]) who can possess you from within the pages.

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** The Franchise/PotterVerse ''Harry Potter'' also contains a number of cursed tomes. Ron warns Harry about books that burn people's eyes out, books that make them speak in limericks for the rest of their lives, and books that you can never, ever stop reading. And those are ''paltry'' compared to [[spoiler:Tom Riddle's diary]], a nigh-indestructible [[SoulJar Horcrux]] containing a LivingMemory of a psychopathic sorcerer (specifically [[spoiler:Voldemort, the series's central villain]]) who can possess you from within the pages.
20th Mar '17 7:40:17 AM QuizzicalPieridine
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* ''[[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall]]'' has the Absent Grimoire, which told of several [[EldritchAbomination outer gods]] such as the Entity and the King of Worms.

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* ''[[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall]]'' ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall'' has the Absent Grimoire, which told of several [[EldritchAbomination outer gods]] such as the Entity and the King of Worms.
20th Mar '17 7:39:54 AM QuizzicalPieridine
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* ''[[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall]]'' has the Absent Grimoire, which told of several [[EldritchAbomination outer gods]] such as the Entity and the King of Worms.
5th Mar '17 5:23:20 PM Mineboot45
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* ''Webcomic/{{Thingpart}}'': [[http://www.jsayers.com/thingpart/thingpart117.html "Profound Impact."]]

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* ''Webcomic/{{Thingpart}}'': ''Thingpart'': [[http://www.jsayers.com/thingpart/thingpart117.html "Profound Impact."]]
25th Feb '17 11:12:46 AM Discar
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* The Darkhold from ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD''. Like its comic book counterpart, the book is centuries old and completely indestructible. It is also able to alter its contents according to the skills of the reader, such as changing its text to their first language, and allowing modern-day engineers to create devices far beyond the technology from the book's original time period. It also [[GoMadFromTheRevelation drives readers insane]]. When necessity required ''someone'' to read the book to save Coulson and Fitz from being trapped between dimensions, the android AIDA volunteered since her processing power would withstand the information overload and she could be rebooted if anything went wrong. The book even [[PostmodernMagick changed its text to binary code for her]]. She saved the day, but it appears to have given her [[BecomeARealBoy real emotions]], overwhelming her and sending her off the rails. [[spoiler: Except not, as her seemingly erratic actions were at the order of her creator [[MadScientist Dr. Radcliffe]], who was [[TheCorruption corrupted]] by merely ''glimpsing'' the book's contents.]]

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* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'': The Darkhold from ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD''.Darkhold, one of the classic Marvel tomes, appears. Like its comic book counterpart, the book is centuries old and completely indestructible. It is also able to alter its contents according to the skills of the reader, such as changing its text to their first language, and allowing modern-day engineers to create devices far beyond the technology from the book's original time period. It also [[GoMadFromTheRevelation drives readers insane]]. When necessity required ''someone'' to read the book to save Coulson and Fitz from being trapped between dimensions, the android AIDA volunteered since her processing power would withstand the information overload and she could be rebooted if anything went wrong. The book even [[PostmodernMagick changed its text to binary code for her]]. She saved the day, but it appears to have given her [[BecomeARealBoy real emotions]], overwhelming her and sending her off the rails. [[spoiler: Except not, as her seemingly erratic actions were at the order of her creator [[MadScientist Dr. Radcliffe]], who was [[TheCorruption corrupted]] by merely ''glimpsing'' the book's contents.]]
21st Feb '17 7:53:04 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Book_of_Abramelin The Book of Sacred Magic of Abra-Melin the Mage]]'', the 14th century grimoire, has stories like this attatched to it. Of course, none are verifiable, and S.L [=MacGregor=] Mathers and Aleister Crowley probably made most of them up.

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* ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Book_of_Abramelin The Book of Sacred Magic of Abra-Melin the Mage]]'', the 14th century grimoire, has stories like this attatched attached to it. Of course, none are verifiable, and S.L [=MacGregor=] Mathers and Aleister Crowley probably made most of them up.



* The ''Thousand And One Nights'' aka ''Literature/ArabianNights'' is said to drive to madness anyone who reads the entire work. [[http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/3435 It's online at Project Gutenberg for anyone who's curious enough to try it.]]

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* The ''Thousand And One Nights'' aka ''Literature/ArabianNights'' is stories are said to drive to madness anyone who reads the entire work. [[http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/3435 It's online at Project Gutenberg for anyone who's curious enough to try it.]]
21st Feb '17 7:47:09 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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** ''Secrets of the Darkest Art'' deals with Horcruxes and other ''really'' perverse shit. Believe it or not, even ''that'' used to be kept in the Hogwarts library (albeit in the restricted section mentioned above, but is that really a deterrent for an aspiring Dark wizard?). It was only removed after a young [[BigBad Voldemort]] started asking teachers about Horcruxes and Dumbledore got suspicious. Hermione also mentions a book called ''Magick Moste Evile'', which apparently does a "ghostly wail" when closed. However, the book only briefly mentions Horcruxes in order to say that [[EvenEvilHasStandards they are so terrible they will not be discussed]].

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** ''Secrets of the Darkest Art'' deals with Horcruxes and other ''really'' perverse shit.magic. Believe it or not, even ''that'' used to be kept in the Hogwarts library (albeit in the restricted section mentioned above, but is that really a deterrent for an aspiring Dark wizard?). It was only removed after a young [[BigBad Voldemort]] started asking teachers about Horcruxes and Dumbledore got suspicious. Hermione also mentions a book called ''Magick Moste Evile'', which apparently does a "ghostly wail" when closed. However, the book only briefly mentions Horcruxes in order to say that [[EvenEvilHasStandards they are so terrible they will not be discussed]].
21st Feb '17 7:46:00 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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** The Potterverse also contains a number of cursed tomes. Ron warns Harry about books that burn people's eyes out, books that make them speak in limericks for the rest of their lives, and books that you can never, ever stop reading. And those are ''paltry'' compared to [[spoiler:Tom Riddle's diary]], a nigh-indestructible [[SoulJar Horcrux]] containing a LivingMemory of a psychopathic sorcerer (specifically [[spoiler:Voldemort, the series's BigBad]]) who can possess you from within the pages.
** Speaking of Horcruxes, the Franchise/PotterVerse also has ''Secrets of the Darkest Art'', which deals with Horcruxes and other ''really'' perverse shit. Believe it or not, even ''that'' used to be kept in the Hogwarts library (albeit in the restricted section mentioned above, but is that really a deterrent for an aspiring Dark wizard?). It was only removed after a young [[BigBad Voldemort]] started asking teachers about Horcruxes and Dumbledore got suspicious. Hermione also mentions a book called ''Magick Moste Evile'', which apparently does a "ghostly wail" when closed. However, the book only briefly mentions Horcruxes in order to say that [[EvenEvilHasStandards they are so terrible they will not be discussed]].

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** The Potterverse Franchise/PotterVerse also contains a number of cursed tomes. Ron warns Harry about books that burn people's eyes out, books that make them speak in limericks for the rest of their lives, and books that you can never, ever stop reading. And those are ''paltry'' compared to [[spoiler:Tom Riddle's diary]], a nigh-indestructible [[SoulJar Horcrux]] containing a LivingMemory of a psychopathic sorcerer (specifically [[spoiler:Voldemort, the series's BigBad]]) central villain]]) who can possess you from within the pages.
** Speaking of Horcruxes, the Franchise/PotterVerse also has ''Secrets of the Darkest Art'', which Art'' deals with Horcruxes and other ''really'' perverse shit. Believe it or not, even ''that'' used to be kept in the Hogwarts library (albeit in the restricted section mentioned above, but is that really a deterrent for an aspiring Dark wizard?). It was only removed after a young [[BigBad Voldemort]] started asking teachers about Horcruxes and Dumbledore got suspicious. Hermione also mentions a book called ''Magick Moste Evile'', which apparently does a "ghostly wail" when closed. However, the book only briefly mentions Horcruxes in order to say that [[EvenEvilHasStandards they are so terrible they will not be discussed]].
21st Feb '17 7:43:41 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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The [[ArtifactOfDoom evil]] version of the GreatBigBookOfEverything. An old leatherbound book, with engravings depicting [[EldritchAbomination unpleasant]] [[MonsterOfTheWeek creatures]], [[ThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow prophecies of certain doom]], and [[SpellBook spells]] that do everything from turning toenails green to stopping (or causing) TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. Needless to say, YouDoNotWantToKnow where that leather [[GenuineHumanHide came from]].

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The [[ArtifactOfDoom evil]] version EvilCounterpart of the GreatBigBookOfEverything. An old leatherbound book, book with engravings depicting [[EldritchAbomination unpleasant]] [[MonsterOfTheWeek creatures]], [[ThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow prophecies of certain doom]], and [[SpellBook spells]] {{spell|Book}}s that do everything from turning toenails green to stopping (or causing) TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. Needless to say, YouDoNotWantToKnow where that leather [[GenuineHumanHide came from]].



In [[CosmicHorrorStory Cosmic Horror Stories]], they typically [[GoMadFromTheRevelation drive their readers into gibbering insanity]], the title alone can make them [[HearingVoices hear voices]].

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In [[CosmicHorrorStory Cosmic Horror Stories]], they typically [[GoMadFromTheRevelation drive their readers into gibbering insanity]], insanity]]; the title alone can make them [[HearingVoices hear voices]].



See ThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow. Compare BrownNote. Not to be confused with the GreatBigBookOfEverything or SpellBook, which are more of a neutral nature. May overlap with TomesOfProphecyAndFate if they have evil prophecies. Can involve TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou.

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See ThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow. Compare also ArtifactOfDoom, ThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow, and BrownNote. Not to be confused with the GreatBigBookOfEverything or SpellBook, which are more of a neutral nature. May overlap with TomesOfProphecyAndFate if they have evil prophecies. Can involve TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou.



* These are apparently pretty commonplace in the Franchise/PotterVerse:

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* These are apparently pretty commonplace in the Franchise/PotterVerse:''Literature/HarryPotter'':



** Speaking of Horcruxes, the Potterverse also has ''Secrets of the Darkest Art'', which deals with Horcruxes and other ''really'' perverse shit. Believe it or not, even ''that'' used to be kept in the Hogwarts library (albeit in the restricted section mentioned above, but is that really a deterrent for an aspiring Dark wizard?). It was only removed after a young [[BigBad Voldemort]] started asking teachers about Horcruxes and Dumbledore got suspicious. Hermione also mentions a book called ''Magick Moste Evile'', which apparently does a "ghostly wail" when closed. However, the book only briefly mentions Horcruxes in order to say that [[EvenEvilHasStandards they are so terrible they will not be discussed]].

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** Speaking of Horcruxes, the Potterverse Franchise/PotterVerse also has ''Secrets of the Darkest Art'', which deals with Horcruxes and other ''really'' perverse shit. Believe it or not, even ''that'' used to be kept in the Hogwarts library (albeit in the restricted section mentioned above, but is that really a deterrent for an aspiring Dark wizard?). It was only removed after a young [[BigBad Voldemort]] started asking teachers about Horcruxes and Dumbledore got suspicious. Hermione also mentions a book called ''Magick Moste Evile'', which apparently does a "ghostly wail" when closed. However, the book only briefly mentions Horcruxes in order to say that [[EvenEvilHasStandards they are so terrible they will not be discussed]].
15th Feb '17 1:30:39 AM PaulA
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* Possibly the ultimate form of this trope is [[ComicBook/TheSandman Destiny of The Endless's Book]]. In it is written the entirety of existence, past, present and future. Every person, every bit of knowledge, every event, every possibility. It's a good thing the Book is chained to Destiny and he's the only one who can read it, 'cause anyone else reading it would either grow omnipotent or have his/her mind irrevocably shattered.
** In a memorable occasion, Destiny was forced to break the link between him and the book when something impossible [[spoiler:the Challengers of the Unknown surviving a plane crash that ''should'' have killed them all]] happened. The fallout from this event kept warping the timeline as the consequences reached further and further; Destiny realized he was no longer safe with the book nor it with him, casting it out in the hope the cause was also enough to fix it.
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