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* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'' episode "Let's Play Figurines", the main four get figurines of themselves. Stumpy makes a DealWithTheDevil to turn them into voodoo dolls so he can inflict pain on anyone who doesn't obey him.
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* ''Series/MurderSheWrote'': In "Big Easy Murder", a voodoo doll is placed next to the VitimOfTheWeek to make his murder look like it was part of a series underworld-related voodoo murders.

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* ''Series/MurderSheWrote'': In "Big Easy Murder", a voodoo doll is placed next to the VitimOfTheWeek VictimOfTheWeek to make his murder look like it was part of a series underworld-related voodoo murders.
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* ''Literature/Discworld'': In ''Discworld/WitchesAbroad'' Mrs. Gogol has a voodoo doll intended to be Lily, but when Granny Weatherwax gets in her way she makes it of her instead, stabbing it in the leg and making her stagger. Granny Weatherwax deals with it by sticking her hand into a torch, causing the doll to burst into flame.

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* ''Literature/Discworld'': ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'': In ''Discworld/WitchesAbroad'' Mrs. Gogol has a voodoo doll intended to be Lily, but when Granny Weatherwax gets in her way she makes it of her instead, stabbing it in the leg and making her stagger. Granny Weatherwax deals with it by sticking her hand into a torch, causing the doll to burst into flame.
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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'': In [[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsS4E19Massacre "Massacre"]], Nightsister leader Mother Talzin uses one to torture Count Dooku from across the galaxy, in a rather nightmarish scene.



* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'': In [[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsS4E19Massacre "Massacre"]], Nightsister leader Mother Talzin uses one to torture Count Dooku from across the galaxy, in a rather nightmarish scene.
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** The villain of ''Storm Front'' used live rabbits in his thaumaturgic death spells. When he scooped the rabbit's heart out with a spoon the target's chest would explode.
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* In ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryCoven'', Queenie describes herself as a human voodoo doll; whatever she inflicts on her body appears on anyone she chooses, while causing [[HealingFactor no pain or injury to herself]].

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* In ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryCoven'', ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryCoven'':
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Queenie describes herself as a human voodoo doll; whatever she inflicts on her body appears on anyone she chooses, while causing [[HealingFactor no pain or injury to herself]]. herself]].
** [[HistoricalDomainCharacter Marie Laveau]] uses an actual voodoo doll on [[spoiler:Hank Foxx as punishment for not killing the witches of Miss Robichaux's Academy.]]



** [[HistoricalDomainCharacter Marie Laveau]] uses an actual voodoo doll on [[spoiler:Hank Foxx as punishment for not killing the witches of Miss Robichaux's Academy.]]
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* In ''Film/BlairWitch'', the group wake up to find their camp surrounded by stick figures hanging from the trees, one of which has a clump of Talia's hair woven into it. [[spoiler: Later, Ashley angrily snaps this figure in half, which breaks Talia's spine.]]



* In ''Film/{{Dogma}}'', Loki constructs a voodoo doll of the chairmain of Mooby's board of directors, and after a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech (to the entire board), smashes it. The chairman recoils in fear, but [[SubvertedTrope is unharmed]]. "Come on, I don't believe in voodoo," Loki says, as he walks out laughing. (He comes back in with a gun "But I do believe in this." and shoots almost everyone.)



* In ''Film/{{Dogma}}'', Loki constructs a voodoo doll of the chairmain of Mooby's board of directors, and after a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech (to the entire board), smashes it. The chairman recoils in fear, but [[SubvertedTrope is unharmed]]. "Come on, I don't believe in voodoo," Loki says, as he walks out laughing. (He comes back in with a gun "But I do believe in this." and shoots almost everyone.)



* In ''Film/BlairWitch'', the group wake up to find their camp surrounded by stick figures hanging from the trees, one of which has a clump of Talia's hair woven into it. [[spoiler: Later, Ashley angrily snaps this figure in half, which breaks Talia's spine.]]

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* In ''Film/BlairWitch'', the group wake up to find their camp surrounded by stick figures hanging from the trees, This is how one of which has a clump of Talia's hair woven into it. [[spoiler: Later, Ashley angrily snaps this figure the witches defeats Septimus in half, which breaks Talia's spine.]]''Film/{{Stardust}}''.



* In ''Literature/TheWiseMansFear'', mommets (figurines made of wax or clay and using bits of hair or blood) are key components in Malefesance magic. [[spoiler: Kvothe uses an even more grisly version, stabbing an actual human corpse to maim people nearby.]]
* In ''Discworld/WitchesAbroad'' Mrs. Gogol has a voodoo doll intended to be Lily, but when Granny Weatherwax gets in her way she makes it of her instead, stabbing it in the leg and making her stagger. Granny Weatherwax deals with it by sticking her hand into a torch, causing the doll to burst into flame.
* In Creator/RobertBloch's "Sweets to the Sweet", CreepyChild Irma makes a wax doll of her abusive father, rendering him bedridden and unable to carry out his regular beatings of her. When his equally {{Jerkass}}ish brother figures out what's going on, [[spoiler: she claims the doll's just a bit of candy, and ''bites its head off'' to prove it...]]
* This is how one of the witches defeats Septimus in ''Film/{{Stardust}}''.

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* In ''Literature/TheWiseMansFear'', mommets (figurines made ''LightNovel/AnotherNote'', the SerialKiller's CallingCard is a [[http://omamorifromjapan.blogspot.com/2011/12/wara-ningyo-curses.html wara ningyo]] doll nailed into the wall, much in the way such a doll would be traditionally nailed to a tree to wish harm to whoever was being targeted. This leads to InUniverse speculation that the killer either is Japanese or has a grudge against Japanese people or both. It turns out, however, that the dolls serve as a sort of wax or clay countdown; the first crime scene has four, then three, two, and using bits of hair or blood) are key components in Malefesance magic. Naomi and Rue have to try and stop the last one. [[spoiler: Kvothe uses an even more grisly version, stabbing an actual human corpse That one ''is'' Rue, or rather Beyond Birthday, though it doesn't go according to maim people nearby.plan...and yes, there is a wara ningyo in that room.]]
* Little Willie Connolly uses poppets to cause sickness and pain in J.R. Lowell's 1972 thriller ''Daughter of Darkness''. At one point she uses a photograph. While she refers to "African voodoo" when she goes to the library, she is enough of an anthropologist to understand that what she's doing isn't Vaudon.
* ''Literature/Discworld'':
In ''Discworld/WitchesAbroad'' Mrs. Gogol has a voodoo doll intended to be Lily, but when Granny Weatherwax gets in her way she makes it of her instead, stabbing it in the leg and making her stagger. Granny Weatherwax deals with it by sticking her hand into a torch, causing the doll to burst into flame.
* In Creator/RobertBloch's "Sweets to the Sweet", CreepyChild Irma makes a wax doll of her abusive father, rendering him bedridden and unable to carry out his regular beatings of her. When his equally {{Jerkass}}ish brother figures out what's going on, [[spoiler: she claims the doll's just a bit of candy, and ''bites its head off'' to prove it...]]
* This is how one of the witches defeats Septimus in ''Film/{{Stardust}}''.
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* In ''Franchise/TheWitchesOfEastwick'', the titular women make a wax doll to [[spoiler: curse their romantic rival, Jenny Gabriel.]] The film version changes the victim to [[spoiler: Darryl Van Horne]] presumably to keep them sympathetic.
* In Creator/AndreiBelyanin's ''[[Literature/TsarGorokhsDetectiveAgency Bride Elimination]]'', princesses from various countries arrive to the Russian capital to marry Tsar Gorokh. Among them is Tambamba Mumumba, one of the daughters of the ruler of Nigeria. When someone starts poisoning the princesses, the African girl is the first suspect. Literature/BabaYaga sneaks into her room and finds dolls made to look like all the other princesses and numerous other attributes commonly associated with HollywoodVoodoo. The protagonist (a modern-day cop) immediately calls it Voodoo (despite voodoo being a New World religion, although its roots do stem from West Africa where Nigeria is located). It's even pointed out that Voodoo only works on someone who knows what it is (i.e. it's all in their heads). Tsar Gorokh becomes enamored with the girl after meeting and speaking with her (she speaks bad English, and Gorokh is an {{Omniglot}}). The protagonist goes to her room and finds a doll of the tsar, which he breaks to find pieces of hair and fingernails. Naturally, the tsar only fell for this after she explained it all to him.



* In Creator/RobertBloch's "Sweets to the Sweet", CreepyChild Irma makes a wax doll of her abusive father, rendering him bedridden and unable to carry out his regular beatings of her. When his equally {{Jerkass}}ish brother figures out what's going on, [[spoiler: she claims the doll's just a bit of candy, and ''bites its head off'' to prove it...]]



* Little Willie Connolly uses poppets to cause sickness and pain in J.R. Lowell's 1972 thriller ''Daughter of Darkness''. At one point she uses a photograph. While she refers to "African voodoo" when she goes to the library, she is enough of an anthropologist to understand that what she's doing isn't Vaudon.
* In ''LightNovel/AnotherNote'', the SerialKiller's CallingCard is a [[http://omamorifromjapan.blogspot.com/2011/12/wara-ningyo-curses.html wara ningyo]] doll nailed into the wall, much in the way such a doll would be traditionally nailed to a tree to wish harm to whoever was being targeted. This leads to InUniverse speculation that the killer either is Japanese or has a grudge against Japanese people or both. It turns out, however, that the dolls serve as a sort of countdown; the first crime scene has four, then three, two, and Naomi and Rue have to try and stop the last one. [[spoiler: That one ''is'' Rue, or rather Beyond Birthday, though it doesn't go according to plan...and yes, there is a wara ningyo in that room.]]

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* Little Willie Connolly uses poppets to cause sickness ''Literature/TortallUniverse'': In ''In the Hand of the Goddess'', the second book of ''Song of the Lioness'', Alanna discovers that [[EvilSorcerer Duke Roger]] has made dolls of every important member of the royal court, including herself, and pain that he's been placing the queen's doll under running water to make her sicken and die. All of the other dolls were bound up in J.R. Lowell's 1972 thriller ''Daughter of Darkness''. At one point she uses a photograph. While she refers to "African voodoo" when she goes veil so the people represented by them couldn't see what he was up to.
* In Creator/AndreiBelyanin's ''[[Literature/TsarGorokhsDetectiveAgency Bride Elimination]]'', princesses from various countries arrive
to the library, she Russian capital to marry Tsar Gorokh. Among them is enough Tambamba Mumumba, one of an anthropologist to understand that what she's doing isn't Vaudon.
* In ''LightNovel/AnotherNote'',
the SerialKiller's CallingCard is a [[http://omamorifromjapan.blogspot.com/2011/12/wara-ningyo-curses.html wara ningyo]] doll nailed into daughters of the wall, much in ruler of Nigeria. When someone starts poisoning the way such a doll would be traditionally nailed to a tree to wish harm to whoever was being targeted. This leads to InUniverse speculation that princesses, the killer either African girl is Japanese or has a grudge against Japanese people or both. It turns out, however, that the dolls serve as a sort of countdown; the first crime scene has four, then three, two, suspect. Literature/BabaYaga sneaks into her room and Naomi finds dolls made to look like all the other princesses and Rue have to try and stop the last one. [[spoiler: That one ''is'' Rue, or rather Beyond Birthday, though numerous other attributes commonly associated with HollywoodVoodoo. The protagonist (a modern-day cop) immediately calls it doesn't go according to plan...and yes, there Voodoo (despite voodoo being a New World religion, although its roots do stem from West Africa where Nigeria is a wara ningyo in located). It's even pointed out that room.]]Voodoo only works on someone who knows what it is (i.e. it's all in their heads). Tsar Gorokh becomes enamored with the girl after meeting and speaking with her (she speaks bad English, and Gorokh is an {{Omniglot}}). The protagonist goes to her room and finds a doll of the tsar, which he breaks to find pieces of hair and fingernails. Naturally, the tsar only fell for this after she explained it all to him.



* In ''Literature/TheWiseMansFear'', mommets (figurines made of wax or clay and using bits of hair or blood) are key components in Malefesance magic. [[spoiler: Kvothe uses an even more grisly version, stabbing an actual human corpse to maim people nearby.]]
* In ''Franchise/TheWitchesOfEastwick'', the titular women make a wax doll to [[spoiler: curse their romantic rival, Jenny Gabriel.]] The film version changes the victim to [[spoiler: Darryl Van Horne]] presumably to keep them sympathetic.



* In ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryCoven'', Queenie describes herself as a human voodoo doll; whatever she inflicts on her body appears on anyone she chooses, while causing [[HealingFactor no pain or injury to herself]].
* ''Series/{{Angel}}''. After Team Angel takes over [[OccultLawFirm Wolfram & Hart]], Gunn fires half his staff for being too evil, and later finds one of them trying to smuggle in a voodoo doll of a black man in a pin-striped suit.
** [[HistoricalDomainCharacter Marie Laveau]] uses an actual voodoo doll on [[spoiler:Hank Foxx as punishment for not killing the witches of Miss Robichaux's Academy.]]
* ''Series/DoctorWho'': In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E2TheShakespeareCode "The Shakespeare Code"]], the trio of alien witches have one that they use to injure and kill people, which is activated by acquiring a bit of hair from the victim. There's also a more complex puppet used on Shakespeare as part of their plan.



* For all the liberties they take with the various mythologies their MonsterOfTheWeek episodes are based on, ''Series/TheXFiles'' actually gets this one right on two occasions.
** One episode involving actual Voodoo has no mention of dolls at all as far as villains and evil are concerned. But a kid tires to sell Scully a doll that should protect her. Mulder buys it from him for Scully.
** Episode "Theef" has poppets used to inflict harm from afar used not by a Haitian witch doctor but a practitioner of Appalachian folk magic.
* In one episode of ''Series/TalesFromTheDarkside'', "Baker's Dozen", an evil hoodoo witch and her slimy business partner sell gingerbread men that act as voodoo dolls. The hoodoo witch also regularly torments her assistant by using the magical dough to turn him into a mouse. In the end, both of them get a nasty KarmicDeath. The witch sneaks a gingerbread man of her partner into his belongings with a lipstick stained napkin. The man's wife sees this and ''crushes'' the cookie in a fit of jealousy. Cut to the man in the shower screaming in agony as blood fills the tub. The witch laughs in triumph and turns her assistant into a mouse again just for kicks. Suddenly she starts to get a headache. As the pain worsens, she realizes that her assistant must have baked a thirteenth cookie (hence a baker's dozen) that represented ''her''. [[HoistByHisOwnPetard She shrieks off-screen while the camera focuses on a mouse nibbling the gingerbread man's head off...]]



* In an episode of ''Seed'', Zoey's grandmother erroneously believes that Harry is the man who knocked Zoey up and left her to raise the child alone for nine years (Zoey is actually a lesbian and Harry was just the sperm donor). She puts a curse on Harry and makes a voodoo doll of him. When Harry gets hold of the doll he decides to store the doll between two Playboy magazines just in case it really works.



* ''Series/MurderSheWrote'': In "Big Easy Murder", a voodoo doll is placed next to the VitimOfTheWeek to make his murder look like it was part of a series underworld-related voodoo murders.



* In Series/AmericanHorrorStoryCoven, Queenie describes herself as a human voodoo doll; whatever she inflicts on her body appears on anyone she chooses, while causing [[HealingFactor no pain or injury to herself]].
** [[HistoricalDomainCharacter Marie Laveau]] uses an actual voodoo doll on [[spoiler:Hank Foxx as punishment for not killing the witches of Miss Robichaux's Academy.]]



* ''Series/{{Angel}}''. After Team Angel takes over [[OccultLawFirm Wolfram & Hart]], Gunn fires half his staff for being too evil, and later finds one of them trying to smuggle in a voodoo doll of a black man in a pin-striped suit.

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* ''Series/{{Angel}}''. After Team Angel takes over [[OccultLawFirm Wolfram & Hart]], Gunn fires half his staff In an episode of ''Seed'', Zoey's grandmother erroneously believes that Harry is the man who knocked Zoey up and left her to raise the child alone for being too evil, nine years (Zoey is actually a lesbian and later finds one of them trying to smuggle in Harry was just the sperm donor). She puts a curse on Harry and makes a voodoo doll of him. When Harry gets hold of the doll he decides to store the doll between two Playboy magazines just in case it really works.
* In one episode of ''Series/TalesFromTheDarkside'', "Baker's Dozen", an evil hoodoo witch and her slimy business partner sell gingerbread men that act as voodoo dolls. The hoodoo witch also regularly torments her assistant by using the magical dough to turn him into
a black mouse. In the end, both of them get a nasty KarmicDeath. The witch sneaks a gingerbread man of her partner into his belongings with a lipstick stained napkin. The man's wife sees this and ''crushes'' the cookie in a fit of jealousy. Cut to the man in the shower screaming in agony as blood fills the tub. The witch laughs in triumph and turns her assistant into a pin-striped suit.mouse again just for kicks. Suddenly she starts to get
a headache. As the pain worsens, she realizes that her assistant must have baked a thirteenth cookie (hence a baker's dozen) that represented ''her''. [[HoistByHisOwnPetard She shrieks off-screen while the camera focuses on a mouse nibbling the gingerbread man's head off...]]



* ''Series/MurderSheWrote'': In "Big Easy Murder", a voodoo doll is placed next to the VitimOfTheWeek to make his murder look like it was part of a series underworld-related voodoo murders.

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* ''Series/MurderSheWrote'': In "Big Easy Murder", For all the liberties they take with the various mythologies their MonsterOfTheWeek episodes are based on, ''Series/TheXFiles'' actually gets this one right on two occasions.
** One episode involving actual Voodoo has no mention of dolls at all as far as villains and evil are concerned. But
a voodoo kid tires to sell Scully a doll is placed next that should protect her. Mulder buys it from him for Scully.
** Episode "Theef" has poppets used
to the VitimOfTheWeek to make his murder look like it was part inflict harm from afar used not by a Haitian witch doctor but a practitioner of a series underworld-related voodoo murders.Appalachian folk magic.



* [[HallowedWorldly Gary, My Possession]] is a short film shot from the perspective of a kid using a voodoo doll to torture another kid that he really, really, doesn't like.
* WebVideo/{{Smosh}} has an episode where Anthony uses a voodoo doll of Ian to sabotage Ian's job interview. He later gets one of himself and uses it for...[[ADateWithRosiePalms other reasons]].



* WebVideo/{{Smosh}} has an episode where Anthony uses a voodoo doll of Ian to sabotage Ian's job interview. He later gets one of himself and uses it for...[[ADateWithRosiePalms other reasons]].
* [[HallowedWorldly Gary, My Possession]] is a short film shot from the perspective of a kid using a voodoo doll to torture another kid that he really, really, doesn't like.



* Creator/{{Filmation}} ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfSuperman'' episode "The Deadly Super-Doll". A supervillain named The Sorcerer is a master of the ancient arts of wizardry, occult ritual and BlackMagic. He creates a Superman doll from the magic clay of the ancient wizard Philbias and uses it to control the Man of Steel's body.
* A variant of this trope appears in ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' episode "Denisa's Greedy Doll" when Gargamel puts Greedy's apron on Denisa's doll and casts a spell on it so that whatever happens to the doll wearing the apron also affects Greedy. The Smurfs turn the tables by having the doll wear fabric from Gargamel's robe.
* A ''[[WesternAnimation/GeorgeOfTheJungle Super Chicken]]'' cartoon has him and his opponent The Fat Man fighting by hitting and twisting voodoo dolls of each other.
** A similar plot was used in ''WesternAnimation/SecretSquirrel''.



* In ''WesternAnimation/MartinMystery'' the episode "You Do Voodoo" was all about a shaman who made voodoo dolls that were affecting the town.
* Creator/{{Filmation}}'s ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfSuperman'' episode "The Deadly Super-Doll". A supervillain named The Sorcerer is a master of the ancient arts of wizardry, occult ritual and BlackMagic. He creates a Superman doll from the magic clay of the ancient wizard Philbias and uses it to control the Man of Steel's body.



* In ''WesternAnimation/MartinMystery'' the episode "You Do Voodoo" was all about a shaman who made voodoo dolls that were affecting the town.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/MartinMystery'' the A variant of this trope appears in ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' episode "You Do Voodoo" was all about "Denisa's Greedy Doll" when Gargamel puts Greedy's apron on Denisa's doll and casts a shaman who made spell on it so that whatever happens to the doll wearing the apron also affects Greedy. The Smurfs turn the tables by having the doll wear fabric from Gargamel's robe.
* A ''[[WesternAnimation/GeorgeOfTheJungle Super Chicken]]'' cartoon has him and his opponent The Fat Man fighting by hitting and twisting
voodoo dolls that were affecting of each other.
** A similar plot was used in ''WesternAnimation/SecretSquirrel''.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'': In [[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsS4E19Massacre "Massacre"]], Nightsister leader Mother Talzin uses one to torture Count Dooku from across
the town.galaxy, in a rather nightmarish scene.
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* ''Series/MurderSheWrote'': In "Big Easy Murder", a voodoo doll is placed next to the VitimOfTheWeek to make his murder look like it was part of a series underworld-related voodoo murders.
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* ''Manga/MutekiKanbanMusume'': At episode 4B, Megumi is trying to curse TheRival Miki by nailing a wara ningyo (a straw doll that represents people) to a sacred tree in the Temple at the top of the hill.
* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'''s Gosunkugi often uses them, but they have absolutely no effect. And he hits his own fingers frequently trying to nail them.
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* In ''Film/BlairWitch'', the group wake up to find their camp surrounded by stick figures hanging from the trees, one of which has a clump of Talia's hair woven into it. [[spoiler: Later, Ashley angrily snaps this figure in half, which breaks Talia's spine.]]
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