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10:50:09 PM Sep 7th 2016
Starcraft II Spoiler Warning.

Amon is temporarily trapped in the Xel'Naga Artifact by the Protoss. The story also goes to great lengths to make it known that Amon can't exist in the universe without a body to inhabit, thus leading to him enforcing the overriding directive on the Zerg to consume and assimilate the Protoss. This also leads to his servant Narud working tirelessly for aeons to create the Hybrid body which Amon was supposed to inhabit. Would that make the Hybrid and the artifact kind of soul jar-y?
12:24:28 PM Jun 13th 2013
What is the Trope Namer? The only place I've ever seen literal jars used as Soul Jars is Might and Magic, so I assume that that's the trope namer.
09:39:45 PM Jul 6th 2013
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In GURPS there is a spell that is literally called "soul jar", and Googling those words gets all sorts of results. I think the phrase might be pretty thoroughly assimilated into the English language, and finding an original Trope Namer would be difficult.
04:45:46 AM Sep 15th 2011
edited by Camacan
This was on the quotes page:

There was a soul-jar, a Scottish soul-jar, he wandered far away.

Problem being: wrong format and no attribution; I can't find the source and can't confirm it's anything to do with with trope. It could be an unrelated use of a phrase.
06:07:25 PM Mar 3rd 2011
edited by Trotzky
Please delete
02:36:54 PM Jan 17th 2011
Would the literal jars with consciousnesses in them from the Hollow Kingdom Trilogy be a kind of soul jar?
09:28:15 PM Jul 27th 2010
I think this should have an alternate title of "Phylactery", for the same reason a lot of other tropes have "bathos": it's technically the proper term. Especially if the mods are going to go through with the cleanup and get rid of all the secondary quotes from pages.
01:15:58 PM Jul 28th 2010
Extra quotes should be moved to a Quotes page. If there isn't one, make it.
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