Created By: GuessWho on January 20, 2007
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When a character's soul is in something else. Voldemort has it, and poor old Dorian Gray . . .
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  • January 21, 2007
    HarpieSiren
    There was this one shot demon from the begining Inu Yasha, Yura of the Hair, who kept her soul in a comb. I think we should go for the Harry Potter refference call it The Horcrux
  • January 21, 2007
    robert
    Koschei the Deathless did the same thing in Russian folklore, but 'horcrux' is the most recognisable name for the concept.
  • January 21, 2007
    Unknown Troper
    That or Phylactery, from D&D, where undead sorcerors, called Liches, store their souls in objects, and cannot be permanently destroyed until the Phylactery is.
  • January 21, 2007
    Seth
    I think The Horcrux is a good name for it, i cant really think of any examples though.
  • January 21, 2007
    LooneyToons
    Another name from both mythology and D&D would be the Soul Jar.
  • January 21, 2007
    random832
    Harry Potter's "horcrux"es are actually a nonstandard variant in that it's not the entire soul.
  • January 21, 2007
    Unknown Troper
    I was thinking maybe 'Gray Picture'?
  • January 21, 2007
    GuessWho
    Call it Gray Picture, it's the oldest one I know of. Soul jars are slightly different.
  • January 21, 2007
    GuessWho
    Okay, this is now up. Someone add examples!
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/discussion.php?id=cekhcuht&trope=SoulJar