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* In ''[[Manga/CountCain Godchild]]'', Riff's estranged ex-fiancee Lucinda tries to poison Cain with one of these in RevengeByProxy for Riff's supposed part in her lover's death.

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Riff's estranged ex-fiancee Lucinda tries to poison Cain with one of these in RevengeByProxy for Riff's supposed part in her lover's death.


* ''Literature/NoTimeLikeThePast: [[UnusualWeaponMounting Poison Tongue Piercing]], actually. [[spoiler:K'Mara has a ruby tongue stud that's actually a miniature hypospray containing a deadly toxin; she uses it to kill a RedShirt in a brawl.]]

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* ''Literature/NoTimeLikeThePast: ''Literature/NoTimeLikeThePast'': [[UnusualWeaponMounting Poison Tongue Piercing]], actually. [[spoiler:K'Mara has a ruby tongue stud that's actually a miniature hypospray containing a deadly toxin; she uses it to kill a RedShirt in a brawl.]]

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* ''Literature/NoTimeLikeThePast: [[UnusualWeaponMounting Poison Tongue Piercing]], actually. [[spoiler:K'Mara has a ruby tongue stud that's actually a miniature hypospray containing a deadly toxin; she uses it to kill a RedShirt in a brawl.]]


No connection at all to RingsOfDeath.

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No connection at all to RingsOfDeath. Compare CyanidePill, where the poison is intended as a means of suicide to avoid being taken alive.

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* ''Series/WhodunnitUK'': Used by the murderer in [[spoiler:"A Piece of Cake"]]. A spike on the ring injects a lethal dose of snake venom into the VictimOfTheWeek when the murderer grasps his his wrist.



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*In Verdi's ''Theatre/IlTrovatore'', Leonora, who is in love with Manrico, commits suicide by drinking poison from her ring to prevent the Count di Luna from having his way with her.
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*In the fourteenth episode of ''WesternAnimation/IlEtaitUneFois l'homme'', set during UsefulNotes/TheRenaissance, Renaissance!Nabot uses this kind of ring to kill Renaissance!Teigneux. Teigneux in turn stabs Nabot InTheBack.


* ''Series/DoctorWho'': In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E11BoomTown "Boom Town"]], Margaret the Slitheen first attempts to kill the Doctor by pouring some poison out of a compartment in one of her rings into his drink when he isn't looking. He [[PoisonedChaliceSwitcheroo switches glasses as soon as he turns back around]]. She then attempts to use some of her species' natural poisons, and those fail as well.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E11BoomTown "Boom Town"]], Town,"]] Margaret the Slitheen first attempts to kill the Doctor by pouring some poison out of a compartment in one of her rings into his drink when he isn't looking. He [[PoisonedChaliceSwitcheroo switches glasses as soon as he turns back around]]. She then attempts to use some of her species' natural poisons, and those fail as well.



* ''Series/StargateSG1'': In "[[Recap/StargateSG1S5E15Summit Summit]]", Daniel uses a ring with a retractable needle coated in [[LieToTheBeholder Reol]] toxin, which causes someone injected with it to hallucinate that the user is actually someone else they know. He uses it to impersonate Lord Yu's personal servant. In the later episode, "[[Recap/StargateSG1S10E9CompanyOfThieves Company of Thieves]]", Cameron Mitchell uses a similar ring to pose as a reclusive Lucian Alliance underboss.
* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'': In "[[Recap/StarTrekVoyagerS1E10StateOfFlux State of Flux]]", Maje Culluh commits a SickbedSlaying on a Kazon rescued by the Voyager with a nerve toxin hidden in his ring before the Voyager's crew can stop him.

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* ''Series/StargateSG1'': In "[[Recap/StargateSG1S5E15Summit Summit]]", Summit]]," Daniel uses a ring with a retractable needle coated in [[LieToTheBeholder Reol]] toxin, which causes someone injected with it to hallucinate that the user is actually someone else they know. He uses it to impersonate Lord Yu's personal servant. In the later episode, "[[Recap/StargateSG1S10E9CompanyOfThieves Company of Thieves]]", Thieves]]," Cameron Mitchell uses a similar ring to pose as a reclusive Lucian Alliance underboss.
* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'': In "[[Recap/StarTrekVoyagerS1E10StateOfFlux State of Flux]]", Flux]]," Maje Culluh commits a SickbedSlaying on a Kazon rescued by the Voyager with a nerve toxin hidden in his ring before the Voyager's crew can stop him.



** The second edition {{splat}}book "The Complete Thief's Handbook" [[note]]earlier editions of [=D&D=] had assassin as a subclass of thief[[/note]] included "Pin Rings", which could be used to inject poisons or knockout drugs.
** One of many 3rd Edition third-party supplements detailed an "Assassin" base class and several "tools of the trade". These tools included rings for stealthily delivering poisons by contact, ingestion, or inhalation.

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** The second edition {{splat}}book "The Complete Thief's Handbook" [[note]]earlier editions of [=D&D=] had assassin as a subclass of thief[[/note]] included "Pin Rings", Rings," which could be used to inject poisons or knockout drugs.
** One of many 3rd Edition third-party supplements detailed an "Assassin" base class and several "tools of the trade". trade." These tools included rings for stealthily delivering poisons by contact, ingestion, or inhalation.


* ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'': In "Where Were You on The Night Batman Was Killed?", SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker's testimony involves him getting in a fight with Batman, and accidentally injecting him with a fatal dose of Joker venom when the poison ring he is wearing discharges during the struggle.

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* ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'': In "Where Were You on The Night Batman Was Killed?", SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker's ComicBook/TheJoker's testimony involves him getting in a fight with Batman, and accidentally injecting him with a fatal dose of Joker venom when the poison ring he is wearing discharges during the struggle.

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* ''Film/BlackLizard'': When jewel thief and criminal mastermind Black Lizard realizes the jig is up and there's no escape, she flips open her ring, dumps some poison in her mouth, and dies.


* In ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}} [[Recap/AsterixInSwitzerland in Switzerland]]'', the Roman governor has several of these rings ... and has a little trouble remembering which one is still "loaded" when he needs to poison the quaestor.

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* In ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}} [[Recap/AsterixInSwitzerland in Switzerland]]'', the corrupt Roman governor has wears several of these rings ... and has a little trouble remembering which one is still "loaded" when he needs rings on his fingers. To his annoyance the first two rings are empty, implying that the quaestor he's about to poison isn't the quaestor.first to meet their demise this way. "I must remember to get refills."

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* In ''Literature/{{Hawksmaid}}'', the Abbess uses a poisoner's ring to poison the Bishop of Ely's dessert. Matty and Friar Tuck conspire to prevent him from eating it.


* ''Series/DoctorWho'': In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E11BoomTown "Boom Town"]], Margaret the Slitheen first attempted to kill the Doctor by pouring some poison out of a compartment in one of her rings into his drink when he wasn't looking. He [[PoisonedChaliceSwitcheroo switched glasses as soon as he turned back around]]. She then attempted to use some of her species' natural poisons, and those failed as well.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E11BoomTown "Boom Town"]], Margaret the Slitheen first attempted attempts to kill the Doctor by pouring some poison out of a compartment in one of her rings into his drink when he wasn't isn't looking. He [[PoisonedChaliceSwitcheroo switched switches glasses as soon as he turned turns back around]]. She then attempted attempts to use some of her species' natural poisons, and those failed fail as well.


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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'': In "[[Recap/StarTrekVoyagerS1E10StateOfFlux State of Flux]]", Maje Culluh commits a SickbedSlaying on a Kazon rescued by the Voyager with a nerve toxin hidden in his ring before the Voyager's crew can stop him.
* In the "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E11BoomTown Boom Town]]" episode of ''Series/DoctorWho'', Margaret the Slitheen first attempted to kill the Doctor by pouring some poison out of a compartment in one of her rings into his drink when he wasn't looking. He [[PoisonedChaliceSwitcheroo switched glasses as soon as he turned back around]]. So she then attempted to use some of her species' natural poisons and those failed as well.
* In the "[[Recap/StargateSG1S5E15Summit Summit]]" episode of ''Series/StargateSG1'' Daniel uses a ring with a retractable needle coated in [[LieToTheBeholder Reol]] toxin, which causes someone injected with it to hallucinate that the user is actually someone else they know. He uses it to impersonate Lord Yu's personal servant. In the later episode, "[[Recap/StargateSG1S10E9CompanyOfThieves Company of Thieves]]", Cameron Mitchell uses a similar ring to pose as a reclusive Lucian Alliance underboss.
* In the "Our Man in Leotards" episode of ''Series/GetSmart'' Max has a ring which injects "Immobilo", which causes instant paralysis.

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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'': In "[[Recap/StarTrekVoyagerS1E10StateOfFlux State of Flux]]", Maje Culluh commits a SickbedSlaying on a Kazon rescued by the Voyager with a nerve toxin hidden in his ring before the Voyager's crew can stop him.
* In the "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E11BoomTown Boom Town]]" episode of ''Series/DoctorWho'', Margaret the Slitheen first attempted to kill the Doctor by pouring some poison out of a compartment in one of her rings into his drink when he wasn't looking. He [[PoisonedChaliceSwitcheroo switched glasses as soon as he turned back around]]. So she then attempted to use some of her species' natural poisons and those failed as well.
* In the "[[Recap/StargateSG1S5E15Summit Summit]]" episode of ''Series/StargateSG1'' Daniel uses a ring with a retractable needle coated in [[LieToTheBeholder Reol]] toxin, which causes someone injected with it to hallucinate that the user is actually someone else they know. He uses it to impersonate Lord Yu's personal servant. In the later episode, "[[Recap/StargateSG1S10E9CompanyOfThieves Company of Thieves]]", Cameron Mitchell uses a similar ring to pose as a reclusive Lucian Alliance underboss.
* In the "Our Man in Leotards" episode of ''Series/GetSmart'' Max has a ring which injects "Immobilo", which causes instant paralysis.
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E11BoomTown "Boom Town"]], Margaret the Slitheen first attempted to kill the Doctor by pouring some poison out of a compartment in one of her rings into his drink when he wasn't looking. He [[PoisonedChaliceSwitcheroo switched glasses as soon as he turned back around]]. She then attempted to use some of her species' natural poisons, and those failed as well.
* In the "Our Man in Leotards" episode of ''Series/GetSmart'' Max has a ring which injects "Immobilo", which causes instant paralysis.
* ''Series/StargateSG1'': In "[[Recap/StargateSG1S5E15Summit Summit]]", Daniel uses a ring with a retractable needle coated in [[LieToTheBeholder Reol]] toxin, which causes someone injected with it to hallucinate that the user is actually someone else they know. He uses it to impersonate Lord Yu's personal servant. In the later episode, "[[Recap/StargateSG1S10E9CompanyOfThieves Company of Thieves]]", Cameron Mitchell uses a similar ring to pose as a reclusive Lucian Alliance underboss.
* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'': In "[[Recap/StarTrekVoyagerS1E10StateOfFlux State of Flux]]", Maje Culluh commits a SickbedSlaying on a Kazon rescued by the Voyager with a nerve toxin hidden in his ring before the Voyager's crew can stop him.



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* Georgi Makarov was a Bulgarian defector who, after finding shelter in London, became a fierce critic of the [[Main/PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny People's Republic of Bulgaria]]. Then, in 1978, after feeling a stinging pain on his way to work, he fell mysteriously ill and died days later. An investigation and autopsy later confirmed that he was assassinated by order of the Bulgarian government, with aid from the KGB, by getting shot with a small pellet containing ricin, a powerful poison that kills with minute doses. Although the "gun" used to administer the pellet was never found, an account from Makarov before he died had forensic researchers suspecting the weapon was an advanced shooting device hidden ''inside an umbrella'' (with the ''barrel'' shooting out of the umbrella's tip), of all places. A similar attack on ''another'' Bulgarian defector was recorded in Paris days earlier. This one also used a ricin pellet, but it failed. After surviving, the victim claimed that the suspect was not carrying an umbrella, which begs the question as to''[[ParanoiaFuel what exactly was the assassin's weapon disguised as]]''. It was almost certainly though, an example of this trope.

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* Georgi Makarov was a Bulgarian defector who, after finding shelter in London, became a fierce critic of the [[Main/PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny People's Republic of Bulgaria]]. Then, in 1978, after feeling a stinging pain on his way to work, he fell mysteriously ill and died days later. An investigation and autopsy later confirmed that he was assassinated by order of the Bulgarian government, with aid from the KGB, by getting shot with a small pellet containing ricin, a powerful poison that kills with minute doses. Although the "gun" used to administer the pellet was never found, an account from Makarov before he died had forensic researchers suspecting the weapon was an advanced shooting device hidden ''inside an umbrella'' (with the ''barrel'' shooting out of the umbrella's tip), of all places. A similar attack on ''another'' Bulgarian defector was recorded in Paris days earlier. This one also used a ricin pellet, but it failed. After surviving, the victim claimed that the suspect was not carrying an umbrella, which begs the question as to''[[ParanoiaFuel to ''[[ParanoiaFuel what exactly was the assassin's weapon disguised as]]''. It was almost certainly though, an example of this trope. \n


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* Georgi Makarov was a Bulgarian defector who, after finding shelter in London, became a fierce critic of the [[Main/PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny People's Republic of Bulgaria]]. Then, in 1978, after feeling a stinging pain on his way to work, he fell mysteriously ill and died days later. An investigation and autopsy later confirmed that he was assassinated by order of the Bulgarian government, with aid from the KGB, by getting shot with a small pellet containing ricin, a powerful poison that kills with minute doses. Although the "gun" used to administer the pellet was never found, an account from Makarov before he died had forensic researchers suspecting the weapon was an advanced shooting device hidden ''inside an umbrella'' (with the ''barrel'' shooting out of the umbrella's tip), of all places. A similar attack on ''another'' Bulgarian defector was recorded in Paris days earlier. This one also used a ricin pellet, but it failed. After surviving, the victim claimed that the suspect was not carrying an umbrella, which begs the question as to''[[ParanoiaFuel what exactly was the assassin's weapon disguised as]]''. It was almost certainly though, an example of this trope.

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