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17th Feb '18 9:07:59 AM Fisyx
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* Torg of ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' gives Zoë a fancy necklace he found in an Egyptian pyramid that turns out to carry a curse that causes its wearer to transform into a camel when someone in earshot says the word "shupid". Fortunately, the effect can be reversed by speaking another magic word, "kwi". Unfortunately, the necklace, upon being put on, turns into a tattoo on the wearers chest, and cannot be removed.
* In ''Webcomic/RiceBoy'', the titular character learns to speak a word in the Thrill language. [[spoiler: It allows him to ''cut anything in half''.]]


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* Mottom, one of [[GodEmperor the Seven]] in ''Webcomic/KillSixBillionDemons'' can [[YourHeadAsplode explode heads into flower petals with a whispered word.]] It's probably a devastating ability, but we've only seen it used on another of the Seven, and it [[HealingFactor didn't take.]]


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* Torg of ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' gives Zoë a fancy necklace he found in an Egyptian pyramid that turns out to carry a curse that causes its wearer to transform into a camel when someone in earshot says the word "shupid". Fortunately, the effect can be reversed by speaking another magic word, "kwi". Unfortunately, the necklace, upon being put on, turns into a tattoo on the wearers chest, and cannot be removed.
* In ''Webcomic/RiceBoy'', the titular character learns to speak a word in the Thrill language. [[spoiler: It allows him to ''cut anything in half''.]]
6th Feb '18 1:08:09 PM Gamermaster
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* [[spoiler:Yuu]] from ''LightNovel/IsThisAZombie'' is so powerful that she [[CuteMute never speaks]] because her very words can [[RealityWarper affect reality]]. She can even kill someone just by speaking the word "die". The only defense against her words is to [[DisabilityImmunity be unable to hear them]].

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* [[spoiler:Yuu]] [[spoiler:Eu]] from ''LightNovel/IsThisAZombie'' is so powerful that she [[CuteMute never speaks]] because her very words can [[RealityWarper affect reality]]. She can even kill someone just by speaking the word "die". The only defense against her words is to [[DisabilityImmunity be unable to hear them]].
12th Jan '18 2:15:40 AM lalalei2001
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* ''VioeGame/{{Scribblenauts}}'' and ''Super Scribblenauts'' allow you to create any object or objects by writing its words. Some of the words create harmful things (dragon, sword, fire, atomic bomb).

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* ''VioeGame/{{Scribblenauts}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Scribblenauts}}'' and ''Super Scribblenauts'' allow you to create any object or objects by writing its words. Some of the words create harmful things (dragon, sword, fire, atomic bomb).
12th Jan '18 2:15:26 AM lalalei2001
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* In ''Theatre/JacobMarleysChristmasCarol'', Scrooge's contempt is so withering Marley reels back as if struck, and he's forced to retreat.
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* ''VideoGame/BookwormAdventures'' - makes sense given that it's a word game to begin with.

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* ''VideoGame/BookwormAdventures'' - makes sense given that it's a word game to begin with.
26th Dec '17 1:49:39 AM Mullane
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* ''Film/BedknobsAndBroomsticks'' give us the spell of Substitutiary Locomotion ("giving life to things without"): '''Treguna Mekoides Trecorum Satis Dee'''. Which sounds ''really' creepy when the things the spell animates (like empty suits of armor) start repeating it...

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* ''Film/BedknobsAndBroomsticks'' give us the spell of Substitutiary Locomotion ("giving life to things without"): '''Treguna Mekoides Trecorum Satis Dee'''. Which sounds ''really' ''really'' creepy when the things the spell animates (like empty suits of armor) start repeating it...
26th Dec '17 1:49:07 AM Mullane
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3rd Dec '17 12:59:55 PM DRCEQ
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* The Haiku Poet Warrior from ''Manga/HunterXHunter'' has the ability to invoke powers and consequences through reciting a haiku poem. During his introduction of the Yorknew arc, Kurapika and a group of other hunters are all gathered together into a room while waiting for their client to show up. They all get ambushed by a group of mooks, and later learn that it was someone in the room who set it up. By invoking a Haiku, anyone who lied about being the perpetrator would die. The perp confessed, but it was set up as a test of the group's skills for their job. His haikus have the ability to have more direct, tangible effects as well.
1st Oct '17 1:24:40 PM nombretomado
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* ''WoodruffAndTheSchnibbleOfAzimuth'': The nine Syllables originally known by the seven Wisemen.

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* ''WoodruffAndTheSchnibbleOfAzimuth'': ''VideoGame/TheBizarreAdventuresOfWoodruffAndTheSchnibble'': The nine Syllables originally known by the seven Wisemen.
28th Sep '17 3:50:46 PM Shadoboy
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* ''VideoGame/{{Cuphead}}'' has Hilda Berg, a zeppelin woman who, among her attacks, can shoot the word "HA!" at you.
7th Sep '17 10:48:20 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' Many Thu'um shouts are capable of harming foes, with things like sending them flying through the air, freezing them with cold, or summoning a storm to fry them with lightning. The Greybeards, an order of monks who have mastered this ability, have only one [[spoiler:human]] member who can still speak in a normal tone of voice without ''accidentally killing people by uttering a single word''. The big shock is that the Thu'um is the language of the dragons, and the game itself calls a fight between two dragons a 'deadly verbal debate'. According to in-game lore, Draconic is magical by virtue of being a perfectly logical language (with each word representing a single concept and only that, no room for ambiguity), which in turn makes the word equivalent to the concept it represents.
** For the record: [[MemeticMutation "FUS RO DAH!"]] translates into "Force Balance Push".

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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' Many Thu'um shouts ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** Nirn's [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragons]]
are capable the [[DragonsAreDivine divine children]] of harming foes, with things like sending the [[TopGod chief deity]] of the [[SaintlyChurch Nine Divines Pantheon]], Akataosh, the Dragon God of Time. (They also may be fragments of his actual being, and serve of a role similar to being [[DragonsAreDemonic very destructive]] [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angels]].) They inherently speak a LanguageOfMagic which gives them flying through the air, freezing them with cold, or summoning a storm to fry them with lightning. The Greybeards, an order of monks who have mastered this ability, have only one [[spoiler:human]] member who can still small scale [[RealityWarper Reality Warping]] powers. Essentially, they "make real" whatever they speak in this language. For example, when a normal tone of voice without ''accidentally killing people by uttering a single word''. The big shock Dragon is that "breathing" fire, they're technically commanding fire to come into existence, and battles between dragons are essentially [[WordsCanBreakMyBones very loud debates]].
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the Thu'um is ancient past, the dragons and their [[ReligionOfEvil Dragon Cults]] took over much of Skyrim. Seeking a way to defeat the Dragons and their Cults, the ancient ProudWarriorRace [[HornyVikings Nords]] prayed to the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Divines]] for aid. Their prayers were answered and they were taught how to use the language of the dragons, and Dragons themselves, which they called the game itself calls a fight between two Thu'um (or the "Voice"). Led by the Tongues, masters of the Thu'um, the ancient Nord armies vanquished the dragons and their Cults, then forged an Empire that covered nearly all of north Tamriel. A succession crisis would eventually tear it apart, and then the use of the Thu'um as a 'deadly verbal debate'. According weapon of war dropped dramatically after their [[ShockingDefeatLegacy defeat at the Battle of Red Mountain]], following which one of those Tongues (Jurgen Windcaller) [[HeelFaithTurn founded the "Way of the Voice" to in-game lore, Draconic use the Thu'um only honor the gods]].
** In modern times, the Greybeards continue to follow Windcaller's "Way of the Voice." They live in a monastery known as High Hrothgar near the top of the [[TheTower Throat of the World]], the tallest mountain in Tamriel. So powerful
is magical their Thu'um that they are usually sworn to silence in order to not [[PersonOfMassDestruction destroy everything around]] them simply by virtue ''talking''. Even their faintest whispers are known to shake the mountain on which they live. They Greybeards accept anyone who wishes to learn the Thu'um and follow the Way of the Voice. It is explained that [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower anyone can learn to use Thu'um]], but it takes a great deal of training, mostly to learn the true ''meaning'' of the words in the shout. Anyone can try speaking it, but you need to put your ''soul'' into it for magic to happen.
*** How powerful are the Greybeards' voices? When they called Wulfharth, the [[WhoWantsToLiveForever immortal]] [[SemiDivine demigod]] champion/[[{{Avatar}} possible avatar]] of [[TopGod Shor]], to High Hrothgar, they blasted him to dust just to show him [[spoiler:what it will be like when he gets betrayed by [[TheConqueror Tiber Septim]]]].
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' is the first game in the series in which the Thu'um is seen in action. The PlayerCharacter is a legendary Dragonborn (or Dovahkiin), a rare mortal blessed by Akatosh with the immortal Aedric soul of a dragon. Akatosh creates those who are Dragonborn to be the [[HunterOfHisOwnKind natural predators]] of the Dragons,
being capable of ending their ResurrectiveImmortality by [[YourSoulIsMine absorbing their souls]] and using those souls to increase their mastery of the Thu'um. After being revealed as a perfectly logical language (with each word representing Dragonborn, he/she will be summoned by the Greybeards to High Hrothgar for training. When they call for the Dragonborn, ''all of Skyrim'' can hear it.
** Others in ''Skyrim'' are revealed to be able to use the Thu'um as well. Ulfric Stormcloak, [[RebelLeader leader of the Stormcloak rebellion]], studied with the Greybeards and used the Thu'um to win his duel with High King Torygg, kickstarting the Skyrim {{Civil War}}. Additionally, many of the [[OurZombiesAreDifferent Draugr]] EliteMooks (the ones with the words "death," "over," or "lord" somewhere in their names) were the leaders of the ancient Dragon Cults and can use the Thu'um as well. Miraak, [[spoiler:the ''first'' Dragonborn and BigBad of the ''Dragonborn'' DLC]] as well as the BonusBoss Ebony Warrior can also use the Thu'um.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsOnline Online]]'' introduces Daedric Titans, dragons who have been corrupted by [[GodOfEvil Molag Bal]], the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] of [[TheCorrupter Domination and Corruption]]. While stated to be only a "crude imitation" of the "true" Thu'um, Titans possess the ability to speak a spell of flaming essence-drain that can debilitate an opponent with
a single concept and only that, no room for ambiguity), which in turn makes the word equivalent to the concept it represents.
** For the record: [[MemeticMutation "FUS RO DAH!"]] translates into "Force Balance Push".
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