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1%% Image selected per Image Pickin' thread:˛%% Please do not replace or remove without starting a new thread.˛%%˛[[quoteright:350:]]˛[-[[caption-width-right:350:[[ Image]] by [[ Zeeyzaa]]]]-]˛˛->''"...and it was so cold and scary in there, that Albi began to cry ''dragon tears''... Which, as we all know, turn into ''jellybeans!''" ''˛--> -- "Albi the Racist Dragon", '''Music/FlightOfTheConchords'''˛˛Basically, when a bodily fluid or organ becomes a MineralMacGuffin once shed or forcibly separated. Typically this only happens when the character shedding, bleeding, or cut apart was already highly magical or supernatural, or a spell of some sort was placed on them. In rare cases, a {{muggle}} experiencing powerful sorrow or happiness can make this happen by virtue of their [[IncorruptiblePurePureness incredibly intense]] emotions.˛˛On the other petrified hand, if taken with violence or from those MadeOfEvil, these might [[ArtifactOfDeath become]] [[ArtifactOfDoom highly]] {{curse}}d as a form of revenge.˛˛Likely body parts to be crystalized include:˛* '''Tears:''' Usually have healing properties, though being a solid version of SwissArmyTears means they can likely do other things.˛* '''[[ThePowerOfBlood Blood]]:''' Blood Gems (note the capitals)[[note]]Not to be confused with blood diamonds, which are ordinary diamonds sold on the black market by African warlords.[[/note]] usually have some or all of the effects associated with BloodMagic, or [[AmplifierArtifact enhance them]] to ludicrous levels. If there's a lot of it, it can be sculpted into "Blood [[ElementalCrafting Crystal Armor]]".˛* '''SolidGoldPoop:''' ... [[StealthPun moving right along]].˛* '''[[GemHeart Hearts]]:''' Other than conversation pieces, petrified hearts usually act as {{Soul Jar}}s.˛* '''Eyes:''' Grant [[ThirdEye powers of perception]], either SuperSenses, clairvoyance or other PsychicPowers.˛* '''[[GemTissue Other body parts]]:''' Perhaps the character incorporates a mineral as a part of his/her/its basic biology.˛˛Compare OrganDrops. Contrast CrystalPrison. The jewels made in this way all benefit from AllNaturalGemPolish. Can be a result of GemstoneAssault if done by someone who can [[TakenForGranite encase people]] in gems like AnIcePerson.˛˛----˛!!Examples:˛˛[[foldercontrol]]˛˛[[folder:Anime & Manga]]˛* ''Franchise/SailorMoon''˛** The Ginzuishou (AKA Silver Crystal) which forms (at least partially) from Usagi's tears.˛** And the Shitennou [[Manga/SailorMoon in manga]], their corpses turn into their namesake stones˛* Yukina's tears in ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' become valuable jewels, which has people trying to make her cry through [[ColdBloodedTorture incredible cruelty]]. It's not explained why Tarukane - or anyone else, for that matter - [[FridgeLogic didn't think of forcing Yukina to]] [[OnionTears cut onions]] [[ as mentioned here.]] Nor why they didn't try for tears of [[TickleTorture laughter.]].˛** It's partially explained - Tarukane is a ''dick''. (He's part of the Black Book Club, who consider betting on fights to the death a fun pastime.) When he sees Yukina cry over a bird's death, he arranges it so ''every meal she gets'' is the same breed of bird.˛** It's also partially explained by the fact that Yukina shows ''extraordinary'' self-control. By the team she shows up in the series, she's gotten to the point where elder Toguro can cut her face too quickly for the eye to see, and she shows absolutely no reaction-- she doesn't flinch in pain ''or'' surprise. Physical torture has absolutely no effect on her, so it wouldn't be too much of a stretch to assume that she could maintain her poise and repress her physical reactions to other stimuli. It's only when her humanity (so to speak, since she's actually a {{Yokai}}) is touched that she loses control, and that apparently didn't occur to Tarukane until the Toguros pointed it out. ˛* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'':˛** In the manga and its direct anime adaptation ''Brotherhood'', the Philosopher's Stone is [[spoiler:the crystallized souls of several sacrificial victims transmuted into anything from a stone to a liquid to a crystal]]. ˛** In [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist the 2003 anime adaptation]], it's a similar case, only [[spoiler:the sacrifices' entire bodies are transformed instead of just their souls]].˛* In ''Anime/PrincessTutu'', the pieces of Mytho's shattered heart look like red gems. [[spoiler:In fact, the red gem pendant that turns Ahiru into Princess Tutu is one of them.]]˛* In ''Anime/{{K}}'', those marbles that Anna uses to amplify her psychic abilities are made from her blood, as is shown in TheStinger to episode 9 of season 1. She's colorblind and can only see red, but she can see every color if she looks through the marbles (as shown in the beginning of the first episode).˛* ''Anime/BloodPlus'':˛** Saya's second sword contains a piece of [[spoiler:her father's crystallized blood]] in the base of its blade.˛** Kai later makes a necklace out of [[spoiler:his dead brother Riku's crystallized blood.]] ˛* In the anime version of ''Anime/ChronoCrusade'', Fiore says that her heart is [[spoiler:a gem similar to the jewels she uses in her spell casting.]] In the manga Fiore herself isn't a victim of this trope, but she uses her powers to [[spoiler:trap the souls of people inside gems for Aion to fuel his powers with]].˛* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', Ulquiorra's eyeballs can be removed, and, when crushed, form a mist that shows his memories to all who inhale it. The eyes do regenerate, by the way.˛* In one chapter of ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'', Hild extracts a crystalized fragment of herself from her body and gives it to Keiichi to use against Hagall.˛* In ''Anime/DragonQuestLegendOfTheHeroAbel'': the BigBad creates monsters from gemstones, killing them makes them revert to those stones. Probably the anime's attempt to justify the MoneySpider aspects of [[VideoGame/DragonQuest the games it's based on]].˛* ''Anime/{{Kite}}'': Akai had some of the orphaned Sawa's parents' blood fashioned into an earring, which has been her most prized possession ever since.˛* In ''Manga/{{InuYasha}}'' the Jewel of Four Souls comes from Kagome's body when she is injured. Justified in that she's the reincarnation of a priestess whose lifeless body was cremated alongside the Jewel itself.˛* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'': Each MagicalGirl receives a Soul Gem upon making a contract with Kyubey, which allows them to perform magic and measure how much of TheCorruption is building up. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin As the name implies]], it is literally their soul, extracted from their body and transformed into a pretty crystal. [[spoiler:[[FreakOut None of them take it well when they find out.]] [[OurLichesAreDifferent Then the implications sink in...]]]]˛* In the 10th Volume of LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex: New Testament, it's discovered that Othinus removed one of her own eyes to gain the powers of a Magic God, and left the eye at the bottom of a lake in Denmark. After a few centuries of magical exposure, the eye has completely crystallized and colored the same transparent blue as the lake water.˛* When the titular dolls in ''Manga/PlantDolls'' cry, their tears become extremely valuable jewels called "Tears of Heaven."˛* There is a NSFW manga wherein the princess of a fantasy country had the power to have her tears and such become gemstones. Unfortunately for her, some unscrupulous people revolt and take her prisoner, doing unspeakable things to her to make her cry more and create more gems to sate their greed. In the end, RealityEnsues: the sudden influx of gemstones wrecks the country's economy due to their subsequent devaluation, and the poor princess is discovered in a miserable state when her captors are ousted.˛* The treasure that Jing eventually claimed in the first episode of ''Manga/KingOfBanditJing'' is the crystallized tears that formed when Cidre was reunited with her mother. [[ArcVillain Cognac]] complains that he's tried making the mermaid cry many times before, but it never turns into jewel, to which Jing responds that tears of sadness and TearsOfJoy are very different, and the latter is what created the jewel. Note that this only occur in the Anime version. In the original manga, the mermaids' tears didn't turn into jewel, and Jing looted some of Cognac's other treasures instead.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Comic Books]]˛* The first [[Franchise/GreenLantern Red Lantern]] ring was forged from the crystallized blood of four ritually murdered immortal... not quite {{Eldritch Abomination}}s. And Atrocitus' '''[[color:red:RAGE]].'''˛%%* Tiahzi's tears in ''ComicBook/{{Thorgal}}''.˛* In ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'', when King Acorn was rescued from the Zone of Silence, his body began to turn into green crystals as a result from overexposure to the Zone's harsh enviornment.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Fan Works]]˛* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fan-made animation WebAnimation/{{Snowdrop}} (found [[ here]]), the titular character, a blind pegasus filly, sculpts the world's first snowflake from her frozen teardrop.˛* In ''FanFic/AgesOfShadow'', after [[FallenHero Jade]]/[[EldritchAbomination Yade Khan]] has an eye slashed [[spoiler:by [[TheChosenOne Cheherezad's]] closing attack]], she rips out the damaged orb, which immediately crystalizes into a ruby.˛* In ''Fanfic/EquestriaDivided'' Rarity suffers from a disease that does this rather [[BodyHorror messily]]; among other things, moving causes her to bleed due to the crystals on her skin grinding her insides. Her left foreleg and the left side of her face have transformed into crystal thus far, and it's implied that eventually she'll either [[AndIMustScream become immobile until she starves]] or [[TakenForGranite petrify entirely]].˛* In ''The Legend of Royal Blue and La Sylphide'', when La Sylphide isn't there to purify [[GottaCatchEmAll shards from Simon the Magician's mirror]], Duusu draws power from Gabriel to blow kwami bubbles for temporarily containing them by drinking his tears. She ''could'' take a hair or a drop of blood, but they're [[PickyEater too icky to swallow]].˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Film -- Animated]]˛* In ''WesternAnimation/GumbyTheMovie'', a skateboard-riding dachshund called Lowbelly cries pearls whenever his master, Gumby, leaves [[spoiler:or changes shape when he performs with his band. This fuels the Blockheads' latest get-rich-quick scheme, which for some reason involves [[CutLexLuthorACheck making robot duplicates of Gumby's band]].]]˛* ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfKells'' has the Eye of Crom Cruach, a magical magnifying glass which is the eye of a [[BuffySpeak serpentine god... beast... demon... thing.]]˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Literature]]˛* The Creator/PaulJennings short story "Tonsil Eye 'Tis" features a character who grows a third eye on his finger, which cries tears that grow into garden gnomes. That sounds absurd, but the character goes on to make a living selling the gnomes.˛* The ''Franchise/StarTrek'' novel ''Tears of the Singers'' is about this trope, with an {{Anvilicious}} don't-kill-baby-seals plot.˛* ''Goose Chase'' by Patrice Kindl stars a young woman who has been "blessed" with tears that turn into diamonds by a presumably well-meaning fairy. She also gets gold dust all over the floor whenever she brushes her hair.˛* ''Literature/The13Clocks'' had a woman who cried gemstones whenever she was sad. Unfortunately by the time the heroes came around, her tears had dried up completely due to people telling her sad stories so much. However... she also cries gems when she's laughing hard [[spoiler:only for them to turn back into water after two weeks. Long enough for the heroes' purpose.]]˛* ''The Goose That Laid The Golden Eggs'', one of Literature/AesopsFables.˛* Presumably, the [[ProudWarriorRace Canim]] bloodstones from ''Literature/CodexAlera''. It's never fully explained what they are, but they grant protection from the [[EvilSorcerer ritualists's]] BloodMagic, and bleed when they do so (implying limited uses). As such, high-ranking Canim Warriors (the ritualists' rivals) often have several bloodstones embedded in their weapons and armor. [[spoiler:This saves Tavi's life, twice]].˛* In Creator/RobinMcKinley's ''Literature/TheHeroAndTheCrown,'' the last drop of blood a dragon sheds is a ruby.˛* ''Six of Swords'' by Carole Nelson Douglas: the tears of the heroine, Irissa, turn into "coldstones." She at least implies on one occasion that the hero is deliberately trying to make her cry so he can sell her tears. It turns out he was deliberately trying to make her cry for another reason -- to wash out the taint that had blinded her. (The taint had turned her eyes and tears from gold to silver, and he shows her that the colour was faded in later tears.)˛* In ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfAmber'', the Jewel of Judgment is an eye of the Serpent of Chaos.˛* ''Literature/JeremyThatcherDragonHatcher'': "Dragons weep diamonds."˛* The dragons in Elizabeth Kerner's [[Literature/TalesOfKolmar trilogy]] (''Song in the Silence'', ''The Lesser Kindred'', and ''Redeeming the Lost'') have "soulgems" in their foreheads, placed as if a third eye. The telepathic dragons achieve their most intimate communications when they touch soulgems. When a dragon dies, the living gem shrinks and hardens, so that it looks like an actual cut gem - but the gems are carefully kept, because the dragons can communicate with their ancestors through their soulgems.˛* In Creator/TanithLee's ''Literature/TalesFromTheFlatEarth'', Ferazhin, who was created from a flower, has tears that turn into gems. A Drin takes them and turns them into a beautiful collar, which is sent to upper-earth. [[ArtifactOfAttraction Any mortal who sees it has to have it,]] causing murder and mayhem.˛* The dragons in Christopher Paolini's ''Literature/InheritanceCycle'' have organs called [[SoulJar Eldunarí]] that can be regurgitated as gemstones, in which case, should that dragon die, their consciousness will be stored within it. Their size depends on the age of the dragon they come from, and [[spoiler:the BigBad has enslaved thousands of them to augment his power]]. ˛* Happens in ''Literature/TheKiteRunner'' in the StoryWithinAStory that Amir writes. In his story, there is a man who finds out that he cries diamonds. He does everything he can to make himself sad in order to cry, until he finally ends up killing his wife. Hassan points out the flaw in the story, saying that the man could've just chopped an onion to cry since the diamond tears didn't require him to actually be sad.˛* The world of the ''Godslayer Chronicles'' by James Clemens is built on this troupe. The nine humorals (bodily fluids) of the Gods have the power to grant Graces. The humorals are ''highly'' valuable and are willingly given and stockpiled in glass vials (natural materials, like wood, stone or metal, will leech grace from the humoral... the process of turning sand to glass somehow negates this). Black markets for stolen humorals exist. The nine humorals are: ''Blood'' - Necessary for any other humoral grace to flow; ''Masculine Seed/Feminine Menses'' - Grants graces to living things; ''Sweat'' - Grants graces to inanimate objects; ''Tears'' - Increases the potency of other humorals; ''Saliva'' - Decreases the potency of other humorals; ''Phlegm'' - Allows graces to manifest outside physical objects; ''Yellow Bile (Piss)'' - Temporarily grants graces; ''Black Bile (Shit)'' - Nullifies graces.˛* Carr in ''Literature/FancyApartments'' has a phoenix tear gem, which is, well, a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin solidified phoenix tear]].˛* Toki's blood seems to do this in terms of what it touches or gets into, as it turns things crystal, the which can be read in ''Shattered Glass'' [[]], which can be NightmareFuel for some, and or ''Madgie, what did you do? X: Bloody Snow Angel'' [[]], in which case it does that to snow. Bunny theorized this is probably because Toki's blood has ''extreme'' amounts of cysteine. [[note]]Cysteine is an amino acid that the body tends to produce and also looks crystalline under a microscope [[]]. However, Cystinosis is a genetic autoimmune condition, leads to the buildup of the aforementioned causing the cells to turn hard, figuratively, turning the body crystal, although, while serving as an inspiration for, it is nowhere near the effect of Toki's blood[[/note]]˛* In ''Literature/{{Renegades}}'', Ruby's blood crystallizes into bloodstones, which she can shape into weapons.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:LiveActionTelevision]]˛* ''Series/{{Andromeda}}'' has the "Hegemon's Heart", the crystalized ventricles of the first Than-Thre-Kull HiveQueen. Aside from being gorgeous, an object of massive cultural value ''and'' a priceless historical artifact, it also hides the map to the "Engine of Creation."˛* ''Series/{{Merlin 1998}}'': Queen Mab sheds one tear which turns into a small crystal, and gives it to her champion, King Vortigen for protection. Vortigen disregards magic, and in abandoning it, gets killed by Merlin for his arrogance. Merlin even comments: “Only one tear was shed for Vortigern, and his pride had cast it away. He paid for it with his life."˛* In ''Series/JukenSentaiGekiranger'', Maku's heart became a ruby after it was ripped out of his chest.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Music]]˛* Referenced in Music/PoetsOfTheFall's "[[ Diamonds For Tears]]," where the singer observes his lover's TenderTears and TearsOfJoy and interprets them this way while he wrestles with CommitmentIssues.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Mythology]]˛* Some mythos have dragons weeping diamonds.˛* ''Literature/TheKalevala'' said that the Finnish hero Väinämöinen's tears turned into pearls.˛* The [[Myth/NorseMythology Norse]] goddess Freyja was said to weep amber and gold -- in poetry, gold might be referred to as "Freyja's tears".˛* In Myth/ChineseMythology, jade is sometimes said to be the crystallized semen of a celestial dragon.˛* The [[Myth/IncaMythology Incas]] called silver "Tears of the Moon" and gold "Sweat of the Sun".˛* In Myth/JapaneseMythology, samebitos, which resemble humanoid sharks, shed tears that turn into pearls.˛* Several {{fairy tale}}s tell of a girl being blessed by a fairy so that jewels or pearls will come forth when she either speaks or cries.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Tabletop Games]]˛* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''.˛** TabletopGame/DarkSun Thri-Kreen, once they start to produce venom, chew a special herb to have their drying saliva turn into hard crystalline material.˛** ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' has the gems known as "King's Tears", said to be the crystallized tears of long dead wizard kings. Each one contained an image of the thing the king loved most.˛** The Basic module "Palace of the Silver Princess" has the "Eye of Arik", Arik being an evil being responsible for the catastrophe that strikes the palace.˛* The Dragon-Gods of the (true) Dragonwright pantheon (as opposed to the Splugorth-backed fakers in ''TabletopGame/{{Rifts}}'' all have different properties to their blood or scales. Given that they're '''''DRAGON'''-Gods'' the size of naval cruisers, getting them without their permission is another matter entirely.˛* The Palladium ''Mystic China'' expansion to ''Ninjas and Superspies'' included, among other Chi Magic spells, the spell "Weep Beans of Life". The caster wept tears that turned into tasty beans that healed whoever ate them.˛** Another spell, "Remove Heart", is not as deadly as it sounds: The extracted heart becomes a fist-sized ruby that still functions even when removed. A type of false immortality involves doing the same to ''all'' your vital organs, then somehow storing them all in the heart gem. ˛* In the ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' setting, there's a very powerful artifact known as the Eye of Autocthon. May or may not be ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.˛** The setting is full of these, of all sorts, since the world is literally [[MadeOfMagic made out of Essence]]. ˛* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'':˛** Whenever the Eldar goddess Isha cries, her tears become soulstones that the Eldar use to protect their souls from Slaanesh.˛** Eldar blood also crystallizes instead of congealing.˛** Also, Eldar Farseers very slowly turn to crystal due to their long time channelling the threads of fate. The upshot is that they eventually settle in the Dome of Seers and become sentient pillars of crystal which are linked to the [[GenerationShip craftworld's]] infinity circuit, and until then, because they're partially made of crystal, they're quite a bit tougher than most other Eldar.˛* In ''TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening'', [[TheArchmage Archmasters]] who AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence often leave behind ''sarira'', remnants of their bodies that are transmuted into crystalline {{Mana}}. These artifacts have potent innate magical abilities, like an emerald femur that can create MixAndMatchCritters; they can also be tapped for their Mana, which is roughly as wasteful as burning a Rembrandt to cook a hot dog.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Toys]]˛* 1980s doll line ''WesternAnimation/RosePetalPlace''. The resident family of a Victorian-style house moved away, and the little girl took one last stroll through its garden, weeping, before they left. Her tears changed some of the flowers into little maidens, and their houses, cars, etc. were similarly transformed toys and gardening implements. Each doll/accessory was thus marked with a "crystal" tear.˛* Another iconic toy of TheEighties, wish trolls.˛* ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' had two groups in G1: Twinkle Eyed Ponies (or just Tinkle-Eyes) and the first three years of Princess Ponies. Twinkle-Eyes are ponies with gems as eyes. The cartoon never went into why that was, but one comic story explained that Twinkle-Eyes were ponies that were once enslaved by the Jewel Wizard and forced to work in his mines. There, their eyes lost their compatability with daylight. When freed, shards of the Jewel Wizard's throne were lodged into enslaved ponies' eyes, which returned their sight to them. Princess Ponies, meanwhile, are just fancier than common ponies and have embedded jewels instead of regular cutie marks. The first sets anyway. The last set of jewel-themed Princess Ponies have regular cutie marks and a gem embedded into their forehead. ˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Video Games]]˛* ''VideoGame/{{MARDEK}} RPG: Chapter 3'' features Dreamstones, which are crystallized ''thoughts''.˛* Rose the elf in ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIV'' cried precious gems and humans constantly tormented her to get them. Made worse when you factor in tears she cried due to joy would crumble right away, but tears of sadness wouldn't.˛** In the DS [[UpdatedRerelease remake]], Rose's tears always crumble when touched. It's implied that elves can make them break apart at will to keep [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters people]] from collecting them without their approval. Any satisfaction one might feel at knowing the bastards never profited from their evil ways soon gets offset [[FridgeHorror by the realization]] that this likely didn't stop them from ''trying''. [[spoiler:As seen when she's abducted and beaten to the point of death by thugs.]]˛* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda''˛** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' the moon of Termina is not only sentient, but it can even cry. The resulting crystal-like Moon Tears are highly prized by Terminans.˛** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'', the Spanish translation of the game makes Evil Crystals the "petrified hearts of malicious monsters". Fittingly, the Zombie Bokoblins are the ones dropping them.˛* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasy''˛** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'', Magicite is the crystalline remains of an Esper, which can grant spells and SummonMagic to the holder.˛** The l'Cie in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' get their souls crystallized early on in the process. When they finish their focus and turn into statues (which are just [[EmptyShell empty shells]]), they can be revived later as long as the crystal gem is intact. In particular, Serah's single crystallized tear plays a large role in many cutscenes involving her fiancé Snow.˛** At one point in ''VideoGame/WorldOfFinalFantasy'' you need to reach a Sunken Temple, so [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI Shanttotto]] casts a water breathing "spell" on you. Too bad it's actually a curse that also prevents you from breathing '''air'''. She has an antidote she's willing to give you, but first you need to bring her the Red Crystal Tear of the local monster penguin queen; something that is only shed once every several decades and is worth tens of millions. Luckily, she's apparently scared to death of men so she freaks out and starts crying as soon as Lann peeks into her throne room.˛* In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' the blood of Yogg-Saron becomes Saronite, a nigh-indestructible metal that drives people mad. It's used to make the highest-level weapons and armor for the KnightInShiningArmor classes, as well as fortresses for the [[NightOfTheLivingMooks Scourge]].˛* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' this starts happening to Colette, but is ultimately reversed.˛* ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' has this as the fate of [[spoiler:Entelexeia upon their deaths.]]˛* In ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia'', [[spoiler:all [[AbusivePrecursors Silvites]] are born with [[MacGuffin shards of the Silver Moon Crystal]] in their bodies. However, removing these crystals kills them, as does [[TakingYouWithMe using the ones inside their bodies as a last resort]].]]˛* One of the charms in ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'' is a Tear of Salieru-Dei, shed by martyred Harmonium officer during his execution.˛* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''˛** Ebony, the ES series staple of [[FantasyMetals high quality crafting material]], is theorized to be the petrified blood of Lorkhan, the [[GodIsDead "dead" creator god]] who convinced some of the other [[OurGodsAreDifferent et'Ada ("original spirits")]] to create Mundus and was killed by them for his perceived treachery. They tied [[CosmicKeystone his Heart]] to an arrow and fired it across Tamriel, where it landed in modern day Morrowind. Small Ebony deposits are found across Tamriel where his Heart traveled as it fell, while the greatest deposits are around Red Mountain, where his Heart landed. Ebony also has a number of mystic properties, such as being able to be combined with Daedric souls to forge Daedric materials.˛** Another theory states that Lorkhan's blood crystallized instead, and was collected by the [[AbusivePrecursors Ayleids]] to create the Chim-el Adabal, better known as the [[OnlyTheChosenMayWield Amulet of Kings]]. It too was known to have immense mystical properties [[spoiler:before its destruction in ''Oblivion'']].˛** St. Veloth was the legendary [[OurElvesAreBetter Chimer]] mystic who led his people [[DefectorFromDecadence away from the decadence]] of the Summerset Isles to their new homeland in Morrowind. When Veloth first laid eyes upon the new homeland of the Chimer, a single tear fell down his face and crystallized. Known as Veloth's Tear, this crystallized tear has immense restorative powers.˛** An ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' quest revolves around finding Garridan's Tears, magic crystals.˛* A key element of the Jumi story arc in ''VideoGame/LegendOfMana'' is that anyone who cries for the Jumi will [[TakenForGranite turn to stone]]. This specific trope comes into play [[spoiler:during the end of the Jumi story arc, when the lead character cries for the Jumi and their tear becomes a Teardrop Crystal, which heals all of the Jumi.]]˛* ''VideoGame/{{Earthbound}}'' has the status effect Diamondization. It turns a party member's entire body to diamond, and makes them unable to do anything until healed.˛* The white dragon Quark from ''VideoGame/LunarTheSilverStar'' can't understand why humans value Dragon Gems so much, considering [[SolidGoldPoop where they come from...]]˛* In ''VideoGame/BloodstainedRitualOfTheNight'', protagonist Miriam and BigBad Gebel are afflicted with the "Dark Curse" which is turning their bodies into crystals. Gebel is already more crystal than man.˛* Rare drops from the monsters in ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'' often include gems extracted from the beast's body. ˛* ''Videogame/FallenLondon'': A bit more dangerous than most; Venom-Rubies are made from droplets of venom from a creature known as the Cantigaster. Expensive, really pretty, and must be handled with gloves if you don't want to die horribly. [[DeathIsCheap Not usually that big of a drawback in the Neath]], but Cantigaster venom is one of the few things that kill people DeaderThanDead.˛* In ''{{VideoGame/Bayonetta 2}}'' this is invoked by the 'Orbs', a demonic currency as opposed to the HolyHalo currency Bayonetta usually collects that looks like crystalline demon blood. However this is only invoked (due to the fact they're presence is likely ShoutOut to the ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry'' series) as they are never referred to as blood, but as a rare metal containing the essence of an infernal's LifeEnergy.˛* At the end of ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2'' [[spoiler:Xion dies, and her body turns into crystal and shatters, fading into the sky.]]˛* ''VideoGame/PrincessMaker 2'':˛** The Daughter of the game can obtain ''Mermaid's Tears'' if she goes into adventures to the Southern Lakes and kills a Fishman that carries one of them. If she later goes to the sea and has at least one ''Mermaid's Tear'' handy, a mermaid will meet up with her and tell her that the Fishmen [[KickTheDog beat up mermaids to get their tears]], plus the jewel she's carrying is made of ''her'' tears. If the Daughter hands the Tear back to the mermaid, the mermaid rewards her by casting a prayer that raises the girl's Sensitivity and Charisma.˛** Early in the game, the player can purchase a Spirit Ring from a [[CollectorOfTheStrange Travelling Salesman]]. The Spirit Ring's jewel is actually the egg of the Spring Spirit that inhabits the oasis in the Desert area. Giving the ring will decrease the Daughter's Elegance/Refinement by 50 (as having the Ring gives it a boost), but the Spirit's child will visit the family in a year and grant the girl Sensitivity (and 2000g) in exchange.˛* The [[VideoGame/HeroesOfMightAndMagicAshan Ashan]] setting of ''VideoGame/HeroesOfMightAndMagic'' replaces the Grail from the previous games with the crystalline Tears of Asha (Asha being the Dragon of Order and, for all intents and purposes, the TopGod of the setting). They are used for miraculous things in-story and for obtaining a unique town building in-game.˛* In VideoGame/DarkSouls, the Curse status will turn an Undead to crystal once it fills up the status meter. Seath the Scaleless has an attack that [[GemstoneAssault makes crystals erupt from the ground]] that increase Curse buildup when touched, and has several crystal "statues" in his arena. Oddly, other crystal attacks aren't tied to curse and the main monster that uses Curse, [[DemonicSpiders Basalisks]], aren't connected to crystals.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Webcomics]]˛* Soulstones, found in the ''Webcomic/{{Earthsong}}'' 'verse, formed of semi-sentient minerals which make up the consciousness of planets (read the comic, it's much clearer there) crystallise out of characters' blood INSIDE THEIR CHESTS. If not dealt with correctly by teleporting the relevant character to Earthsong, they then proceed to spontaneously explode.˛* One of Vanka, the [[MsFanservice sexy]] [[LovableRogue thief]],'s sexual conquests in ''Webcomic/{{Oglaf}}'' was a man whose semen was made of jewels. Oddly enough, his "normal" gems turned out to be rocks painted with glitter.˛* ''WebComic/UnicornJelly'': as a child, Chou was bitten by a Crystal Basilisk, something which is usually fatal as it causes the victim to crystallize and eventually form into a new basilisk. Somehow, she was partially cured by Uni and Lupiko, but has left as a [[SuperIntelligence superhumanly intelligent]] EmotionlessGirl with a ring of crystals growing from her head. Because her parents rejected her, she was taken in by Lupiko.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Web Original]]˛* The Literature/WhateleyUniverse plays this straight with Silver, a supporting student character who ''sweats'' {{mithril}}...which in that universe has a number of convenient mystical properties but is usually rather difficult to produce even alchemically. Needless to say, once that fact was [[ discovered]], the staff was quick to crack down on any attempts to casually exploit her talent, and there has been at least one kidnapping attempt while she was off the school grounds already.˛** It's mentioned offhand that [[UltimateBlacksmith Eldritch]]'s blood is in fact ''bloodsteel'', and a heck of a lot of it; Elyzia Grimes says that means her creation was probably the result of a massive ritual sacrifice. It's not - she just took the form of a recurring magical construct when a spiritual parasite finally manifested, but as she jokes, she could likely spot-weld something by slitting her wrist. ˛* ''Website/{{Neopets}}'' has Thyoras Tear[[note]]yes, it comes without an apostrophe[[/note]], a battle item that protects its user from all attacks for one turn. It is said that "When Thyora was weeping for the loss of her loved one a passing faerie captured a tear and formed a powerful charm. For a brief period of time, nothing may harm the wearer."˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Western Animation]]˛* Roger from ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', his excrements are literal SolidGoldPoop, which is also an ArtifactOfDeath.˛* Starting in ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'', Kevin's power is to cover himself in any material he touches. One villain of the week had a special crystal that forced his ''entire body'' into the same kind of crystal, which he intended to chip off and sell little by little. [[AndIMustScream By the way, Kevin was conscious the whole time.]]˛** Another episode featured an alien species who left behind SolidGoldPoop after eating popcorn.˛* In the episode of ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'' "Bendin' in the Wind", Dr. Zoidberg reveals that eating ([[PerpetualPoverty more]]) dirt causes him to cough up multicolored pearls (which is lucky, since the [[BrokeEpisode whole cast]] apart from Bender didn't have any money and were reduced to eating out of skips).˛* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'': The eye of Odin.˛* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', the Gems have this as their basic biology (or would that be [[JustForPun geology]]?). When they get hurt too much, they poof back into a gemstone to take time to heal and then reform.˛[[/folder]]˛˛[[folder:Real Life]]˛* Given that both human body and diamond mostly consist of carbon, the former can be turned into the latter. For example, [[ LifeGem]] will turn a lock of hair or the cremated remains of a person into gemstones.˛* Jet is entirely made of fossilized remains compressed together. It's actually a gem-quality variety of coal.˛* Depending on their composition, kidney or bladder stones sometimes come in pretty or even sparkly colors. Not bad for crystallized urine. They aren't really fun to pass though.˛* Gallstones can be very pretty and shiny.˛* Amber could count, trees are living beings after all.˛* There have been several reported incidents of children whose their tears turn into something solid, such as quartz or wood splinters. Most if not all of these were fakes, however.˛* Bezoar stones can form in the stomach just as enteroliths form in the intestines.˛* Pearls are the one type of precious gemstone that's ''always'' a product of this trope, being formed from encrusted bodily secretions that accumulate around irritating particles inside the shells of bivalves.˛* [[ There have been cases]] where an embryo or fetus dies in utero (or in an ectopic pregnancy), only instead of being expelled or reabsorbed, the fetus becomes calcified and stays right where it is. Some women don't even know they have a lithopedion, and some of these can stay in place for ''decades!''˛[[/folder]]˛----


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