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13th Jun '17 9:58:25 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' book ''Literature/DeadBeat'', "The Word of Kemmler" is a book written by the necromancer Kemmler, a major BigBad who was responsible for a whole mess of atrocities and other badness throughout history, up to ''and including'' WorldWarOne. Yes, all of it.

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* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' book ''Literature/DeadBeat'', "The Word of Kemmler" is a book written by the necromancer Kemmler, a major BigBad who was responsible for a whole mess of atrocities and other badness throughout history, up to ''and including'' WorldWarOne.UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. Yes, all of it.
11th Jun '17 11:43:21 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* It doesn't have a name, but Winifred's book in ''Film/HocusPocus'' qualifies. Given to her by {{Satan}} himself, it is bound in human flesh and cannot be destroyed by any known method (when the protagonist tries to burn it, it doesn't burn). It's also ''alive'', proven by an eyeball set in the cover, which moves around on its own accord. Among the evil spells that Winnie casts from this book is the curse she places on Thackery which [[BalefulPolymorph turns him into a cat]] and makes him unable to die, and a spell which raises her ex-lover Billy from the dead as a zombie; it also contains the recipe for the potion used to keep her and her sisters forever young - at the cost of the lives of children.

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* It doesn't have a name, but Winifred's book in ''Film/HocusPocus'' qualifies. Given to her by {{Satan}} himself, it is bound in human flesh and cannot be destroyed by any known method (when the protagonist tries to burn it, it doesn't burn). It's also ''alive'', proven by an eyeball set in the cover, which moves around on its own accord. Among the evil spells that Winnie casts from this book is the curse she places on Thackery which [[BalefulPolymorph turns him into a cat]] and makes him unable to die, and a spell which raises her ex-lover Billy from the dead as a zombie; [[OurZombiesAreDifferent zombie]]; it also contains the recipe for the potion used to keep her and her sisters forever young - at the cost of the lives of children.
10th Jun '17 1:06:55 PM nombretomado
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* In the WhateleyUniverse, one of the main characters, Sara Waite, is a young EldritchAbomination. She owns shelves full of these, and considers them ideal casual reading material. As long as she can remind them not to eat her friends.

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* In the WhateleyUniverse, Literature/WhateleyUniverse, one of the main characters, Sara Waite, is a young EldritchAbomination. She owns shelves full of these, and considers them ideal casual reading material. As long as she can remind them not to eat her friends.



* The Necronomicon and ''The King in Yellow'' exist in the WhateleyUniverse, as does The First Book of the Kellith. Unfortunately for the future of said universe, that particular book was actually published as a horror novel, and it was a best seller.

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* The Necronomicon and ''The King in Yellow'' exist in the WhateleyUniverse, Literature/WhateleyUniverse, as does The First Book of the Kellith. Unfortunately for the future of said universe, that particular book was actually published as a horror novel, and it was a best seller.
28th May '17 1:24:34 PM Psyclone
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* Creator/LRonHubbard claimed to have written a manuscript that caused people to go insane or commit suicide. Early Scientologists once sold copies of this manuscript for $1500.

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* Creator/LRonHubbard claimed to have written a manuscript entitled ''Excalibur'' that caused people to go insane or commit suicide. Early Scientologists once sold copies of this manuscript for $1500.
28th May '17 1:23:35 PM Psyclone
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* ''TheCatcherInTheRye''. Most famously found in the possession of Mark David Chapman, the man who assassinated Music/JohnLennon who claimed inspiration for the act came from the book. The book has been further linked to other famous murderers and assassins. Conspiracy theorists have claimed that the book is somehow used by shadowy government forces as a trigger for sleeper assassins like in ''Literature/TheManchurianCandidate'', something touched upon in several movies such as the Creator/MelGibson thriller ''Conspiracy Theory''.

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* ''TheCatcherInTheRye''. Most famously found in the possession of Mark David Chapman, the man who assassinated Music/JohnLennon who claimed inspiration for the act came from the book.book, as well as John Hinckley, Jr. UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan's would be assassin. The book has been further linked to other famous murderers and assassins. Conspiracy theorists have claimed that the book is somehow used by shadowy government forces as a trigger for sleeper assassins like in ''Literature/TheManchurianCandidate'', something touched upon in several movies such as the Creator/MelGibson thriller ''Conspiracy Theory''.
21st May '17 2:03:42 PM Beedle
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** The show parodied it in the first Treehouse of Horror episode, where one segment features an adaptation of Edgar Allen Poe's "Literature/TheRaven". When the line about reading the quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore comes around, we find Homer reading a book titled "Forgotten Lore, Volume III"

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** The show parodied it in the first Treehouse of Horror episode, where one segment features an adaptation of Edgar Allen Poe's "Literature/TheRaven". When the line about reading the quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore comes around, we find Homer reading a book titled "Forgotten Lore, Volume III"III".
21st May '17 12:10:51 AM AthenaBlue
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* ''Franchise/EvilDead'' featured a book called Necronomicon Ex-Mortis, which, when read, resurrected a bunch of evil Kandarian spirits. In [[Film/TheEvilDead1981 the first movie]] and the beginning of [[Film/EvilDead2 the second]], it was called the ''Naturyan Demonta''. By the time of ''Film/ArmyOfDarkness'', it was just called the ''Necronomicon''.
* ''Film/TheMummy1999'' had the Book of the Dead, which unleashed the title monster upon the world, as well as its good cousin, which [[spoiler:stripped him of his undead immortality and made him mortal]].
* The plot of the movie ''Film/TheNinthGate'' (based on ''Literature/TheClubDumas'', above) revolves around a book called ''De Umbrarum Regni Novem Portis'' ("The Nine Gates of the Kingdom of Shadows"). All known copies of the text were burned along with their author Aristide Torchia because it was an adaptation of an earlier work called the ''Delomelanicon'' (the ''Invocation of Darkness''), supposedly co-written by the Devil himself and contained clues on how to summon him in person.
* In ''Film/MerlinsShopOfMysticalWonders'', Merlin, of all people, gives one of these to a [[StrawCritic snobby critic]], of all people, to try to persuade him that magic is real. As a result, the critic summons a demon, sets fire to a cat, almost crushes himself and eventually manages to provide his wife with the baby she desires by, in a bizarre kind of "reverse incest", turns himself from her husband into her son. Naturally, Merlin thinks this is a jolly delightful jape.
* The Lifetime (of all things) movie ''Devil's Diary'' references a book found in a graveyard, planted there by a lightning strike. Anything negative you write in the book will come true.
* ''Film/InTheMouthOfMadness'' features the popular horror novelist Sutter Cane, whose last book is [[BrownNote So Bad Its Horrible]], if inexplicably [[TheVirus well received by the public]]. Still managed to have a movie made, which was almost as well received as the book and made [[EndOftheWorldAsWeKnowIt quite an impact on audiences around the world]].
* Italian director Creator/LucioFulci used two. ''Film/CityOfTheLivingDead'' had the Book of Enoch (an actual text used in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, though it probably doesn't really open the gates of Hell), and ''Film/TheBeyond'' has the Book of Eibon, which has first written about by Clark Ashton Smith, and used in Lovecraft's "The Haunter Of The Dark, "Dreams in the Witch-House," and "The Shadow Out of Time."

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* ''Franchise/EvilDead'' featured a book called Necronomicon Ex-Mortis, which, when read, resurrected a bunch of evil Kandarian spirits. In [[Film/TheEvilDead1981 the first movie]] and the beginning of [[Film/EvilDead2 the second]], it was called the ''Naturyan Demonta''. By the time of ''Film/ArmyOfDarkness'', it was just called the ''Necronomicon''.
* ''Film/TheMummy1999'' had the Book of the Dead, which unleashed the title monster upon the world,
''WesternAnimation/SausageParty'' features [[spoiler:a cookbook]] being treated as well as its good cousin, which [[spoiler:stripped him of his undead immortality and made him mortal]].
* The plot of the movie ''Film/TheNinthGate'' (based on ''Literature/TheClubDumas'', above) revolves around a book called ''De Umbrarum Regni Novem Portis'' ("The Nine Gates of the Kingdom of Shadows"). All known copies of the text were burned along with their author Aristide Torchia because it was an adaptation of an earlier work called the ''Delomelanicon'' (the ''Invocation of Darkness''), supposedly co-written by the Devil himself and contained clues on how to summon him in person.
* In ''Film/MerlinsShopOfMysticalWonders'', Merlin, of all people, gives one of these to a [[StrawCritic snobby critic]], of all people, to try to persuade him that magic is real. As a result, the critic summons a demon, sets fire to a cat, almost crushes himself and eventually manages to provide his wife with the baby she desires by, in a bizarre kind of "reverse incest", turns himself from her husband into her son. Naturally, Merlin thinks this is a jolly delightful jape.
* The Lifetime (of all things) movie ''Devil's Diary'' references a book
this. It's found in a graveyard, planted there by a lightning strike. Anything negative you write in the "Dark Aisle" (i.e. the place where the pots, pans, and cutlery are located), and its illustrations of [[spoiler:foods being cooked and eaten]] are presented with all the same horror as the grisly artwork inside the Necronomicon. Frank tears pages out of the book will come true.
* ''Film/InTheMouthOfMadness'' features
to show to the popular horror novelist Sutter Cane, whose last book is [[BrownNote So Bad Its Horrible]], if inexplicably [[TheVirus well received by rest of the public]]. Still managed store in order to have a movie made, which was almost as well received as the book and made [[EndOftheWorldAsWeKnowIt quite an impact on audiences around the world]].
* Italian director Creator/LucioFulci used two. ''Film/CityOfTheLivingDead'' had the Book of Enoch (an actual text used in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, though it probably doesn't really open the gates of Hell), and ''Film/TheBeyond'' has the Book of Eibon, which has first written about by Clark Ashton Smith, and used in Lovecraft's "The Haunter Of The Dark, "Dreams in the Witch-House," and "The Shadow Out of Time."
get them to believe him.
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* It doesn't have a name, but Winifred's book in ''Film/HocusPocus'' qualifies. Given to her by {{Satan}} himself, it is bound in human flesh and cannot be destroyed by any known method (when the protagonist tries to burn it, it doesn't burn). It's also ''alive'', proven by an eyeball set in the cover, which moves around on its own accord. Among the evil spells that Winnie casts from this book is the curse she places on Thackery which [[BalefulPolymorph turns him into a cat]] and makes him unable to die, and a spell which raises her ex-lover Billy from the dead as a zombie; it also contains the recipe for the potion used to keep her and her sisters forever young - at the cost of the lives of children.



* Italian director Creator/LucioFulci used two. ''Film/CityOfTheLivingDead'' had the Book of Enoch (an actual text used in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, though it probably doesn't really open the gates of Hell), and ''Film/TheBeyond'' has the Book of Eibon, which has first written about by Clark Ashton Smith, and used in Lovecraft's "The Haunter Of The Dark, "Dreams in the Witch-House," and "The Shadow Out of Time."
* The Lifetime (of all things) movie ''Devil's Diary'' references a book found in a graveyard, planted there by a lightning strike. Anything negative you write in the book will come true.
* ''Film/InTheMouthOfMadness'' features the popular horror novelist Sutter Cane, whose last book is [[BrownNote So Bad Its Horrible]], if inexplicably [[TheVirus well received by the public]]. Still managed to have a movie made, which was almost as well received as the book and made [[EndOftheWorldAsWeKnowIt quite an impact on audiences around the world]].
* ''Franchise/EvilDead'' featured a book called Necronomicon Ex-Mortis, which, when read, resurrected a bunch of evil Kandarian spirits. In [[Film/TheEvilDead1981 the first movie]] and the beginning of [[Film/EvilDead2 the second]], it was called the ''Naturyan Demonta''. By the time of ''Film/ArmyOfDarkness'', it was just called the ''Necronomicon''.
* It doesn't have a name, but Winifred's book in ''Film/HocusPocus'' qualifies. Given to her by {{Satan}} himself, it is bound in human flesh and cannot be destroyed by any known method (when the protagonist tries to burn it, it doesn't burn). It's also ''alive'', proven by an eyeball set in the cover, which moves around on its own accord. Among the evil spells that Winnie casts from this book is the curse she places on Thackery which [[BalefulPolymorph turns him into a cat]] and makes him unable to die, and a spell which raises her ex-lover Billy from the dead as a zombie; it also contains the recipe for the potion used to keep her and her sisters forever young - at the cost of the lives of children.
* In ''Film/MerlinsShopOfMysticalWonders'', Merlin, of all people, gives one of these to a [[StrawCritic snobby critic]], of all people, to try to persuade him that magic is real. As a result, the critic summons a demon, sets fire to a cat, almost crushes himself and eventually manages to provide his wife with the baby she desires by, in a bizarre kind of "reverse incest", turns himself from her husband into her son. Naturally, Merlin thinks this is a jolly delightful jape.
* ''Film/TheMummy1999'' had the Book of the Dead, which unleashed the title monster upon the world, as well as its good cousin, which [[spoiler:stripped him of his undead immortality and made him mortal]].
* ''Film/NightOfTheDemon'': Cult leader Karswell has one of the only copies of an ancient tome on witchcraft and demonology, written in ancient runes he claims are unreadable -- though it turns out he has the translation, and uses it.
* The plot of the movie ''Film/TheNinthGate'' (based on ''Literature/TheClubDumas'', above) revolves around a book called ''De Umbrarum Regni Novem Portis'' ("The Nine Gates of the Kingdom of Shadows"). All known copies of the text were burned along with their author Aristide Torchia because it was an adaptation of an earlier work called the ''Delomelanicon'' (the ''Invocation of Darkness''), supposedly co-written by the Devil himself and contained clues on how to summon him in person.
* In ''Film/WarCraft2016'', the ornate book Khadgar finds in Medivh's vast library is a tome on the Portal and fel magic, both of which are pretty much evil.



* ''NightOfTheDemon'' - cult leader Karswell has one of the only copies of an ancient tome on witchcraft and demonology, written in ancient runes he claims are unreadable - though it turns out he has the translation, and uses it.
* In ''Film/WarCraft2016'', the ornate book Khadgar finds in Medivh's vast library is a tome on the Portal and fel magic, both of which are pretty much evil.



* In ''Series/{{Charmed}}'', there is the Grimoire, which is the demon equivalent of the Book of Shadows.
* On ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer,'' Giles had whole ''bookcases'' filled with these. "Xander, don't speak Latin in front of the books."

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* In ''Series/{{Charmed}}'', there is the Grimoire, which is the demon equivalent ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'': The Darkhold, one of the Book 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 Shadows.
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.]]
* The Grimoire in ''Series/BloodTies'' is used several times to summon demons. [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire Henry]] has his own copy, "confiscated" from a bunch of Medieval cultists, and uses it to sabotage summoning rituals.
* On ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer,'' ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', Giles had whole ''bookcases'' filled with these. "Xander, don't speak Latin in front of the books."



* In ''Series/{{Charmed}}'', there is the Grimoire, which is the demon equivalent of the Book of Shadows.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'': [[Recap/DoctorWhoS36E6Extremis "Extremis"]] features ''The Veritas'', a short book kept in the Vatican's secret library of blasphemy, the contents of which cause everyone who reads it to [[DrivenToSuicide kill themselves]]. Why? [[spoiler:Because it reveals the "world" is a computer simulation created by hostile aliens as preparation for their planned invasion of Earth, and thus no one in it is real.]]



* ''Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy'' had the Galaxy Book. Tellingly, our heroes found it answering a DistressCall from a ship whose crew had been wiped out be an unnamed monster. It might not be inherently evil, but it has the power to open a portal to the titular Lost Galaxy, a pocket dimension full of deadly space pirates. It also contains the history and location of other creatures and weapons that are nearly as dangerous.
* The Book of Forbidden Knowledge in ''Series/ShoeboxZoo''. Its dark magic and science corrupts those around it.
* ''Series/SleepyHollow'': Season 1, Episode 4, revolves around the heroes stopping a group of [[AncientConspiracy Hessians]] from retrieving the ''Lesser Key of Solomon'' an ancient text capable of opening a [[HellGate portal to Hell]] and unleashing the 72 demons [[SealedEvilInACan sealed]] there by King Solomon.
** Several episodes near the end of Season 2 involve the ''Grand Grimoire'', a collection of extremely powerful dark magic gathered by John Dee (notably, not to be used, but so he could better understand and combat it). Among other things, it can open [[TimeTravel portals into the past]], or [[spoiler: awaken latent magical powers in otherwise normal people.]]



* The Grimoire in ''Series/BloodTies'' is used several times to summon demons. [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire Henry]] has his own copy, "confiscated" from a bunch of Medieval cultists, and uses it to sabotage summoning rituals.



* ''Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy'' had the Galaxy Book. Tellingly, our heroes found it answering a DistressCall from a ship whose crew had been wiped out be an unnamed monster. It might not be inherently evil, but it has the power to open a portal to the titular Lost Galaxy, a pocket dimension full of deadly space pirates. It also contains the history and location of other creatures and weapons that are nearly as dangerous.
* ''Series/SleepyHollow'': Season 1, Episode 4, revolves around the heroes stopping a group of [[AncientConspiracy Hessians]] from retrieving the ''Lesser Key of Solomon'' an ancient text capable of opening a [[HellGate portal to Hell]] and unleashing the 72 demons [[SealedEvilInACan sealed]] there by King Solomon.
** Several episodes near the end of Season 2 involve the ''Grand Grimoire'', a collection of extremely powerful dark magic gathered by John Dee (notably, not to be used, but so he could better understand and combat it). Among other things, it can open [[TimeTravel portals into the past]], or [[spoiler: awaken latent magical powers in otherwise normal people.]]
* The Book of Forbidden Knowledge in ''Series/ShoeboxZoo''. Its dark magic and science corrupts those around it.
* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'': The 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.]]



* The first Franchise/CareBears movie has a book that might have been considered an plain old spellbook, were it not for the fact that it [[SealedEvilInACan also contains]] the ''[[NightmareFuel head of a malevolent spirit]]'' that coaxes its owner to cast more and more evil spells.
* Subverted in an ''WesternAnimation/EarthwormJim'' episode "The Book of Doom", in which the "most evil book in the universe" is revealed to be Fuzzy Wuzzy's Funny Animal Pop-Up Book. [[DoubleSubversion Doubly subverted]] in that a few copies turned out to have accidentally been printed with a page explaining how to destroy the universe, just after the pudgy-wudgy hippo.
* Kyle, a 12 year old boy wizard from ''WesternAnimation/FanboyAndChumChum'', wields the Necronomicon.
* The plot of ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' started when Dipper found Journal #3, and it's later revealed [[EnfantTerrible Gideon Gleeful]] has Journal 2 and [[spoiler: Grunkle Stan]] has Journal 1. The journals contain relatively innocuous information, [[GreatBigBookOfEverything cataloging the various supernatural phenomena around the town]]. However, they also contain things like a spell to summon [[OurZombiesAreDifferent a horde of zombies]], schematics for an interdimensional portal, and most dangerous of all, the instructions to summon [[GreaterScopeVillain Bill Cipher]].
* ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983'' and ''WesternAnimation/SheRaPrincessOfPower'' had a few of these, including a spellbook that would summon Daimar the Demon, in the He-Man episode "Daimar the Demon", and the Ancients' Book of Spells in "A Bird in the Hand". In the She-Ra series, Shadow Weaver got ahold of the Eldritch Book of Spells in "The Eldritch Mist". Then Madam Razz had to locate the Nameless Glowing Book to find a spell to get She-Ra out of the Sixth Dimension in "Three Courageous Hearts".
* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E23InspirationManifestation Inspiration Manifestation]]'', the book that Spike finds with the spell to help Rarity is hidden in the old Everfree Castle, hidden by a secret wall, behind a locked gate, and on a rock stairway that immediately crumbles when the book is removed from the pedestal. It's made of stone and even has spikes sticking out of the cover. [[WhatanIdiot Spike seems to think it's safe]]. The only spell actually used from it, the titular Inspiration Manifestation, gives Rarity the power to create or "improve" anything she imagines - at the cost of [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity slowly turning her into a megalomaniac]] [[MadArtist determined to transform the world into an artistic masterpiece.]]



* Titanium Chef from ''WesternAnimation/SushiPack'' uses recipes from "The Book of Chum Chop: Ancient Recipes for Chaos and Mayhem" to perpetrate his villainy. This includes creating perfect (but emotionless) doppelgangers, opening a warp to a [[MirrorUniverse parallel universe]], and cooking up a batch of shoeshine that makes anyone who uses it feel cold even though they're not ([[ItMakesSenseInContext It Was Evil In Context]]).



* Titanium Chef from ''WesternAnimation/SushiPack'' uses recipes from "The Book of Chum Chop: Ancient Recipes for Chaos and Mayhem" to perpetrate his villainy. This includes creating perfect (but emotionless) doppelgangers, opening a warp to a [[MirrorUniverse parallel universe]], and cooking up a batch of shoeshine that makes anyone who uses it feel cold even though they're not ([[ItMakesSenseInContext It Was Evil In Context]]).
* The first Franchise/CareBears movie has a book that might have been considered an plain old spellbook, were it not for the fact that it [[SealedEvilInACan also contains]] the ''[[NightmareFuel head of an malevolent spirit]]'' that coaxes its owner to cast more and more evil spells.
* Kyle, a 12 year old boy wizard from ''WesternAnimation/FanboyAndChumChum'', wields the Necronomicon.
* Subverted in an ''WesternAnimation/EarthwormJim'' episode "The Book of Doom," in which the "most evil book in the universe" is revealed to be Fuzzy Wuzzy's Funny Animal Pop-Up Book. [[DoubleSubversion Doubly subverted]] in that a few copies turned out to have accidentally been printed with a page explaining how to destroy the universe, just after the pudgy-wudgy hippo.
* ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983'' and ''WesternAnimation/SheRaPrincessOfPower'' had a few of these, including a spellbook that would summon Daimar the Demon, in the He-man episode ''Daimar The Demon'', and the Ancients' Book of Spells in ''A Bird In The Hand''. In the She-ra series, Shadow Weaver got ahold of the Eldritch Book of Spells in ''The Eldritch Mist''. Then Madam Razz had to locate the Nameless Glowing Book to find a spell to get She-ra out of the Sixth Dimension in ''Three Courageous Hearts''.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E23InspirationManifestation Inspiration Manifestation]]'', the book that Spike finds with the spell to help Rarity is hidden in the old Everfree Castle, hidden by a secret wall, behind a locked gate, and on a rock stairway that immediately crumbles when the book is removed from the pedestal. It's made of stone and even has spikes sticking out of the cover. [[WhatanIdiot Spike seems to think it's safe]]. The only spell actually used from it, the titular Inspiration Manifestation, gives Rarity the power to create or "improve" anything she imagines - at the cost of [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity slowly turning her into a megalomaniac]] [[MadArtist determined to transform the world into an artistic masterpiece.]]
* The plot of ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' started when Dipper found Journal #3, and it's later revealed [[EnfantTerrible Gideon Gleeful]] has Journal 2 and [[spoiler: Grunkle Stan]] has Journal 1. The journals contain relatively innocuous information, [[GreatBigBookOfEverything cataloging the various supernatural phenomena around the town]]. However, they also contain things like a spell to summon [[OurZombiesAreDifferent a horde of zombies]], schematics for an interdimensional portal, and most dangerous of all, the instructions to summon [[GreaterScopeVillain Bill Cipher]].
* ''WesternAnimation/SausageParty'' features [[spoiler:a cookbook]] being treated as this. It's found in the "Dark Aisle" (i.e. the place where the pots, pans, and cutlery are located), and its illustrations of [[spoiler:foods being cooked and eaten]] are presented with all the same horror as the grisly artwork inside the Necronomicon. Frank tears pages out of the book to show to the rest of the store in order to get them to believe him.



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* The ''Gran Grimoire'' in ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'''s Ivalice Alliance miniseries. In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsAdvance'', it's a magickal tome that transforms the sleepy town of St. Ivalice into the actual Ivalice. In ''VagrantStory'', it's not a book per se -- every stone in the city of Leá Monde is inscribed with ancient Kildean runes, turning the city into the ultimate codex of magick.

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* The ''Gran Grimoire'' in ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'''s Ivalice Alliance miniseries. In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsAdvance'', it's a magickal tome that transforms the sleepy town of St. Ivalice into the actual Ivalice. In ''VagrantStory'', ''VideoGame/VagrantStory'', it's not a book per se -- every stone in the city of Leá Monde is inscribed with ancient Kildean runes, turning the city into the ultimate codex of magick.
18th May '17 6:44:20 PM WaxingName
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* The ''FireEmblem'' series has a few of these-- in fact there's an entire school of magic that is dedicated to using the magic in these kind of tomes, the aptly named "Dark" magic (Although, because DarkIsNotEvil, but many think it is, some good dark-wielders call it "Elder magic".) Effects from delving deep into the dark arts often includes insanity and corruption-- whereas the spells themselves are known for having interesting effects such as; Stealing one's life force (Nosferatu), Summoning a horde of voracious insects (Swarm), Exposing someone's soul to the torment of hell ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Hell]]), making someone [[PinkMist explode in a shower of blood]] (Balberith)... but the most true to the form of this trope would be the tome of Loputous in FE 4-- a book containing the power of a [[ChildEater Child-Eating]] Dark God. Upon reading it, [[FinalBoss Prince Julius]] went completely insane, murdered his mother (he tried to kill his [[TheCutie adorable]] [[MysteriousWaif sister]] too, but she was warped away before he could)... it's effect: Halving the stats of anyone who challenges the wielder, unless said opponent is wielding the tome's opposite number, [[GameBreaker Naga]])

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* The ''FireEmblem'' series has a few of these-- in fact there's an entire school of magic that is dedicated to using the magic in these kind of tomes, the aptly named "Dark" magic (Although, because DarkIsNotEvil, but many think it is, some good dark-wielders call it "Elder magic".) Effects from delving deep into the dark arts often includes insanity and corruption-- whereas the spells themselves are known for having interesting effects such as; Stealing one's life force (Nosferatu), Summoning a horde of voracious insects (Swarm), Exposing someone's soul to the torment of hell ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Hell]]), making someone [[PinkMist explode in a shower of blood]] (Balberith)... but the most true to the form of this trope would be the tome of Loputous Loptyr in FE 4-- ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar Genealogy of the Holy War]]''-- a book containing the power of a [[ChildEater Child-Eating]] Dark God. Upon reading it, [[FinalBoss Prince Julius]] went completely insane, murdered his mother (he tried to kill his [[TheCutie adorable]] [[MysteriousWaif sister]] too, but she was warped away before he could)... it's its effect: Halving the stats of anyone who challenges the wielder, unless said opponent is wielding the tome's opposite number, [[GameBreaker Naga]])
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* The plot of ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' started when Dipper found Journal #3, and it's later revealed [[EnfantTerrible Gideon Gleeful]] has Journal 2 and [[spoiler: Grunkle Stan]] has Journal 1. The journals contain relatively innocuous information, cataloguing the various supernatural phenomena around the town. However, they also contain things like a spell to summon [[OurZombiesAreDeader a horde of zombies]], schematics for an interdimensional portal, and most dangerous of all, the instructions to summon [[GreaterScopeVillain Bill Cipher]].

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* The plot of ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' started when Dipper found Journal #3, and it's later revealed [[EnfantTerrible Gideon Gleeful]] has Journal 2 and [[spoiler: Grunkle Stan]] has Journal 1. The journals contain relatively innocuous information, cataloguing [[GreatBigBookOfEverything cataloging the various supernatural phenomena around the town. town]]. However, they also contain things like a spell to summon [[OurZombiesAreDeader [[OurZombiesAreDifferent a horde of zombies]], schematics for an interdimensional portal, and most dangerous of all, the instructions to summon [[GreaterScopeVillain Bill Cipher]].
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