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    USS Stanley Dace

    USS Stanley Dace is a fictional frigate that appeared on the television show JAG, presumably named in honor of Chief Boatswain's Mate Stanley Dace who distinguished himself during the sinking of USS Underhill (DE-682). While two submarine have been named USS Dace for the fish, no ship of the United States Navy has been named Stanley Dace.
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    Playing card

    Playing card

    • Possessed By: Gambit
    A playing card is a piece of specially prepared heavy paper, thin cardboard, plastic-coated paper, cotton-paper blend, or thin plastic, marked with distinguishing motifs and used as one of a set for playing card games. Playing cards are typically palm-sized for convenient handling. A complete set of cards is called a pack (UK English) or deck (US English), and the subset of cards held at one time by a player during a game is commonly called a hand. A deck of cards may be used for playing a great variety of card games, with varying elements of skill and chance, some of which are played for money. Because playing cards are standardized and commonly available, they are used for other purposes, such as illusions, cartomancy, cardistry, and building card structures. The front (or "face") of each card carries markings that distinguish it from the other cards in the deck and determine its use under the rules of the game being played. The back of each card is identical for all cards in any particular deck, and usually of a single color or formalized design. Usually every card will be smooth; however, some decks have braille to allow blind people to read the card number and suit. The backs
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    Starman

    Starman

    • Featured in Fictional Universe: Nintendo Universe
    The Starman, also known as Star, Invincibility Star, Shiny Star or Super Star, is a power-up from the Mario series of video games. It is a flashing star, traditionally about the size of "regular" Mario, that grants the player about 15 seconds of invincibility when touched (however, if Mario falls into a pit or lava, gets flattened by a platform in a scrolling screen level, or if time runs out, he still loses a life). When touched, the music will change, and in Super Mario Bros. 3 and New Super Mario Bros., Mario's jumping animation becomes a somersault. The Starman debuted in Super Mario Bros., and is so named because it has a pair of small eyes, as if the topmost point of the star were its head. In New Super Mario Bros. the Starman also gives the player the ability to run much faster.A similar star power-up appeared in the game Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island called the Super Star, which replaced the Super Feather as the power-up for Caped Mario (Superstar Mario). This gave Mario a cape, the ability to float, the ability to run up walls, and invincibility.In the Nintendo DS game Yoshi Touch & Go it gave the ability to throw stars like Mario's fireballs. Because of the
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    Triforce

    Triforce

    • Created By: Nayru
    • Featured in Fictional Universe: Universe of The Legend of Zelda
    The Triforce (トライフォース, Toraifōsu) is a fictional relic from Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda series of video games. Referred to as "The Golden Power" in ancient Hylian literature, it is an omnipotent sacred relic, representing the essence of the Golden Goddesses who created the realm of Hyrule. It appeared where they departed the realm for the heavens. It is a main focus of the plot in The Legend of Zelda, The Adventure of Link, A Link to the Past, Ocarina of Time, Oracle of Ages, Oracle of Seasons, and The Wind Waker. The Triforce consists of three distinct entities represented by the three smaller triangles, each of which is also referred to as a Triforce when considered individually. The triangles are referred to as the Triforce of Power, the Triforce of Wisdom, and the Triforce of Courage. These can be further subdivided, as shown in The Legend of Zelda, where in the Triforce of Wisdom was split into eight pieces; and in The Wind Waker, wherein the Triforce of Courage was split into eight pieces and the Triforce of Wisdom into two. In some games, each of the three Triforce parts manifests itself as a symbol on the hand of its bearer. When two or more Triforce bearers come into
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    Lightsaber

    Lightsaber

    • Featured in Fictional Universe: Star Wars
    A Lightsaber is a fictional weapon in the Star Wars universe, a "laser sword." It consists of a polished metal hilt which projects a blade of plasma about 1.33 meters (1.45 yards) long. The Lightsaber is the signature weapon of the Jedi order and their Sith counterparts, both of whom can use them for close combat, or to deflect blaster bolts. Its distinct appearance was created using rotoscoping for the original Star Wars films, and digitally for the prequel trilogy. The Lightsaber first appeared in the original Star Wars film (1977) and every Star Wars movie to date (except The Star Wars Holiday Special) has featured at least one Lightsaber duel. In 2008, a survey of approximately 2,000 film fans found it to be the most popular weapon in film history. The Lightsaber's blade cuts through most substances without resistance. It leaves cauterized wounds in flesh, but can be deflected by another Lightsaber's blade, or by energy shields. Some exotic saber-proof materials have been introduced in the Expanded Universe. An active Lightsaber gives off a distinctive hum, which rises in pitch and volume as the blade is moved rapidly through the air. Bringing the blade into contact with an
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    USS Thomas Paine

    In the fictional Star Trek universe, the USS Thomas Paine is a New Orleans class starship under the command of Captain Rixx. The ship was first seen in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode Conspiracy. The next time the ship was seen was in the episode Redemption when it was part of the United Federation of Planets blockade on the Klingon-Romulan border. Thomas Paine
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    Drake class escort ship

    This article is about a fictional ship class from the Cosmic Era timeline of the anime Gundam metaseries. The Drake-class escort ship is a light space warship employed by the Earth Alliance primarily for combat against fighters and mobile suits. The Drake-class ships are functionally equivalent to the current day destroyer. The Drake class escort ship is a light space warship employed by the Earth Alliance primarily for combat against fighters and mobile suits. The escort ships themselves have no mobile suit/mobile armour carrying capacity, instead concentrating on weapons that can fight against mobile weapons. Late in the war, the Drake-class ships are used to deliver nuclear arms and GAT-01 Strike Dagger mobile suits, the latter going into combat lashed to the ships' hulls. Two years after the first war the Drake-class ships are still in service, but like the other Alliance ships they undergo some modifications. Two linear catapult have been added between the missile pods, allowing them to carry and launch mobile suits into battle. Unlike the ''Nelson''-class battleship, where the mobile suits simply float into the catapult for launch, the Drake class have an arm that
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    Des Moines class cruiser

    This article is about a fictional ship class from the Cosmic Era timeline of the anime Gundam metaseries. The Des Moines-class cruiser is an Earth Alliance naval warship. The Des Moines-class and the ''Arkansas''-class cruiser, which only differs slightly in armament, are also known as the Danilov class. Des Moines-class cruiser is armed with a rapid-fire cannon, a pair of CIWS guns, four 9-tube vertical missile launchers, and 10 anti-ship missile launchers. The primary role of the Des Moines class is to escort ''Tarawa''-class mobile assault ship. Another design, the ''Arkansas''-class cruiser, uses the same hull, but differs slightly in armament. The designs are largely conventional, though with very large sponson overhanging the sides of the hull. The Des Moines-class is also known as the Danilov-class. It is possible that these are different class name used by Atlantic Federation and Eurasian Federation forces. In CE 73, the ZAFT battleship ''Minerva'''s sensor console labels the vessels as Des Moines class, but the ship's sensor operator verbally identifies both them and their ''Arkansas''-class companions as Danilov-class. The different class name used by Atlantic
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    Lightning rod

    Lightning rod

    • Possessed By: Sailor Jupiter
    A lightning rod (US, AUS) or lightning conductor (UK) is a metal rod or metallic object mounted on top of a building, electrically bonded using a wire or electrical conductor to interface with ground or "earth" through an electrode, engineered to protect the building in the event of lightning strike. If lightning targets the building it will preferentially strike the rod and be conducted to ground through the wire, instead of passing through the building, where it could start a fire or cause electrocution. A lightning rod is a single component in a lightning protection system. Lightning rods are also called finials, air terminals or strike termination devices. The lighting rod requires a connection to earth to perform its protective function. Lightning rods come in many different forms, including hollow, solid, pointed, rounded, flat strips or even bristle brush-like: copper or aluminum. The main attribute of all lightning rods is they are conductive. Copper and its alloys are the most common materials used in lightning protection. Copper effectively and rapidly facilitates the transmission of lightning energy to the ground because of its excellent electrical conductivity and
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    Nyoi-bō

    Nyoi-bō

    • Possessed By: Son Goku
    Ruyi Jingu Bang (Chinese: 如意金箍棒; Pinyin: Rúyì Jīngū Bàng, Japanese: Nyoikinkōbō, literally meaning "Ideal Golden-bound Cudgel"), or simply as Ruyi Bang or Jingu Bang, is the poetic name of a magical weapon wielded by the Monkey King in the classic Chinese novel Journey to the West. Anthony Yu translated the name for simplicity as "The Compliant Rod"; in other English translations it is referred to as "As-You-Will". It is an iron rod whose size changes ruyi 如意 "as-one-wishes," which Sun Wukong obtains from the undersea palace of Ao Guang, the Dragon King of the East Sea. It is immensely heavy (weighing "13,500 jīn")(8,100 kg/17,820 lbs); in modern measurements, it is slightly heavier than 8.5 metric tons. It has the power to change its size, multiply itself, and fight according to the whim of its master. When it is not in use, Sun Wukong shrinks it to the size of a sewing needle and keeps it behind his ear. The novel describes it as being made of "black iron" (烏鐵 wūtiě) with two gold bands (Chinese: 金箍 jīngū) round it near the ends. In adaptations, it is often depicted as being either red, black, or silver in color, or as a solid gold or copper staff. In some forms of the legend
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    5 votes
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    Tysian Mageguild

    Tysian Mageguild

    • Possessed By: Askelon of Meridian
    • Featured in Fictional Universe: The Sacred Band of Stepsons universe
    The Tysian Mageguild is an organization in the Sacred Band of Stepsons fictional universe created by Janet Morris and Chris Morris. The Rankan Mageguild is part of the Mageguild network, an organization that trains, ranks, maintains and and provides the services of sorcerers. Mageguild students, teachers, seers and employees are bonded and rated and their capabilities guaranteed by the Mageguild network, which also provides intelligence-gathering services for political and security purposes to the wealthy and powerful rulers of the city-states where Mageguild chapters are established. Because of this intimate relationship with the ruling classes where they are serving, senior Hazard-level mages use no given names, but are referred to only by rank attained, such as First Hazard or Third Hazard.
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    5 votes
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    Arkansas class cruiser

    This article is about a fictional ship class from the Cosmic Era timeline of the anime Gundam metaseries. The Arkansas-class cruiser is an Earth Alliance naval warship. The Arkansas-class and the ''Des Moines''-class cruiser, which only differs slightly in armament, are also known as the Danilov-class. Arkansas-class cruiser is armed with a dual anti-aircraft beam gun, a pair of CIWS guns, four 9-tube vertical missile launchers, and 10 anti-ship missile launchers. The primary role of the Arkansas class is to escort ''Tarawa''-class mobile assault ship. Another design, the ''Des Moines''-class cruiser, uses the same hull, but differs slightly in armament. The Arkansas-class is also known as the Danilov-class. It is possible that these are different class name used by Atlantic Federation and Eurasian Federation forces. In C.E. 73, the ZAFT battleship ''Minerva'''s sensor console labels the vessels as Arkansas class, but the ship's sensor operator verbally identifies both them and their ''Des Moines''-class companions as Danilov-class. The different class name used by Atlantic Federation and Eurasian Federation forces may related to differences of class naming tradition of
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    Magellan-Class Battleship

    In the fictional Mobile Suit Gundam universe (a televised anime series written and directed by Yoshiyuki Tomino), the Magellan-Class Battleship was a battleship type that was commissioned in UC 0070 as part of the Federation's "'70s Armament Reinforcement Plan." Developed along side with the ''Salamis''-Class Cruiser, the Magellan-Class had only one refitted design in U.C. 0083 that stemmed from the original shipline. The Magellan-Class Battleship is named after the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan. Developed in conjunction with the ''Salamis''-Class Cruiser as part of the Earth Federation's "'70s Armament Reinforcement Plan", the Magellan-Class Battleship was the most powerful warship the Federation had at the time. The first Magellans had no mega particle cannons but were later refitted before the One Year War with the Principality of Zeon. All Magellan-Classes featured seven twin turret mega particle cannons in all, along with 20 anti-aircraft machineguns, which later be used to help defend the ships against mobile suit attacks. Magellan-Class Battleships mostly served as flagships for the Earth Federal Space Force. During the Battle of Loum, Fleet Admiral Revil,
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    4 votes
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    Zardoz

    Zardoz

    A huge flying stone head called Zardoz is worshipped by a warrior class called "Exterminators" (or "the Chosen") as their god. Zardoz supplies the Exterminators with weapons, while Exterminators also supply Zardoz with grain, later revealed to be grown by enslaved people known as the Brutals.


    Zardoz is disabled permanently in an uncontrolled crash landing by an Exterminator named Zed when he uncovers some of secrets of Zardoz.
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    AT-AT

    • Featured in Fictional Universe: Star Wars
    The All Terrain Armored Transport (AT-AT), also called the Imperial Walker, was a major part of the Galactic Empire's army in the fictional Star Wars universe. They were assembled by Kuat Drive Yards, and evolved from the previous built AT-TE Walkers and A5 Juggernaut, made for the Clone Wars. AT-ATs are "walking" armored personnel carrier; large, four-footed machines resembling mechanical camels or mechanical donkeys. Some literature describes the AT-AT at 15.5 meter tall, but onscreen measuring places them closer to 25 or even 30 meters or possibly even taller than that, for the AT-AT seems much taller than 40 meters to the public. Their primary purpose was transportation of combat units across the battlefield. It could carry either 40 Imperial Stormtroopers and five speeder bike or two AT-ST units (partially disassembled due to height issues). Snowtroopers under combat conditions could be deployed via rappeling cable, but the heavier ordnance could only exit upon the slow and comparatively awkward process of the AT-AT kneeling and extending its ramps. The arsenal of the AT-AT was also devastating, as they possessed two chin-mounted heavy laser cannons to destroy slow, bulky
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    USS Prometheus

    USS Prometheus (NX-59650) was the prototype for the new ''Prometheus'' class of starship and first featured in the Star Trek: Voyager episode, "Message in a Bottle". The Prometheus was first launched on stardate 50749.5 (2373) from the Antares Shipyards after over a decade of extensive development by the Advanced Starship Design Bureau at the Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards at Mars. The Prometheus was the first ship to be equipped with a "Multi-Vector Assault Mode" which enabled the vessel to separate into three fully independent spaceframes during a battle, and reconvene and reconnect after the mission was completed. This ability is similar to the saucer separation of a ''Galaxy'' class starship, though that function was not designed to increase the tactical potency of both separated sections, instead using the saucer section as something of a massive Escape pod though this was not the only reason for Galaxy-class vessels to separate. In 2374, the Prometheus was fully commissioned and began a series of shakedown cruises before it was commandeered by the Romulan Tal Shiar. Due to the collaboration of two Starfleet Emergency Medical Hologram (The Prometheus' experimental MkII and
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    4 votes
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    Orcrist

    • Possessed By: Thorin Oakenshield
    • Featured in Fictional Universe: Middle-earth
    Orcrist is a fictional sword in J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth. It is most prominently discussed in Tolkien's work, The Hobbit, as the sword wielded by Thorin Oakenshield. Translated from the fictional language of Sindarin, Orcrist means "Goblin Cleaver", (Goblin being a synonym for Orc mainly used in The Hobbit), and was called "Biter" by the goblins. Orcrist was the mate-sword of Glamdring, and was crafted by the Elves of Gondolin for use against the forces of Morgoth in the Goblin Wars (i.e. the War of the Jewels). Orcrist had the ability to detect the presence of Orcs, and warned its bearer by glowing with a pale light. Glamdring and Sting also have this ability. In The Hobbit, these three swords are discovered by Thorin Oakenshield's party as part of a hoard in a Troll cave. The swords are inscribed with rune, which Gandalf cannot read. However he does immediately recognize that "they are not made by any troll, nor by any smith among men in these parts and days." Later, while the party is resting in Rivendell, Elrond reads the runes, and explains the sword's purposes and who the original owners were. It is taken from Thorin by Thranduil when he is captured in
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    Visor

    Visor

    • Possessed By: Cyclops
    A visor (also spelled vizor) is a surface that protects the eyes, such as shading them from the sun or other bright light or protecting them from objects. Nowadays many visors are transparent, but before strong transparent substances such as polycarbonate were invented, visors were opaque like a mask with small holes to see and breathe through, such as: Some modern devices called visors are similar, for example: Types of modern transparent visors include: The word vizard (sometimes visard) is used in Shakespearean English to refer to a visor, a mask, or a disguise (ex. "There, then, that vizard, that superfluous case, that hid the worse and show'd the better face." -- Love's Labors Lost V.ii.387)
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    Xiphos

    Xiphos

    • Possessed By: Ari, Sacred Bander
    • Featured in Fictional Universe: The Sacred Band of Stepsons universe
    The Xiphos (Greek: (το) ξίφος) is a double-edged, single-hand sword used by the ancient Greeks. It was a secondary battlefield weapon for the Greek armies after the spear or javelin. The classic blade was generally about 50–60 cm long, although the Spartans supposedly started to use blades as short as 30 cm around the era of the Greco-Persian Wars. The Xiphos sometimes has a midrib, or is diamond or lenticular in cross-section. It was generally hung from a baldric under the left arm. The Xiphos was generally used only when the spear was discarded for close combat. Very few Xiphoi seem to have survived; photos of some of these can be found via the footnotes. Stone's Glossary has the Xiphos being a name used by Homer for a sword. The entry in the book says that the sword had a double-edged blade widest at about two-thirds of its length from the point, and ending in a very long point. The name Xiphos apparently means something in the way of "penetrating light" according to researcher and swordsmith Peter Johnsson. The Xiphos' leaf shaped design lent itself to both cutting and thrusting. The design has most likely been in existence since the appearance of the first swords. Blades in
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    Papua class

    In the fictional Gundam universe, the main resupply vessel of the Principality of Zeon was the Papua class. These strange looking ships were designed to operate independently to resupply Zeons space navy, and are frequently seen throughout the One Year War. The Zeon usually used these ships to move supplies and weapons to and from the frontlines. These ships also carried many of the Zeon Zaku units; however, these ships were not utilized as Mobile Suit carriers because the Zeon navy was designed around MS combat. A single Papua class ship can supply two ''Musai'' class cruisers. The class performed exceptionally well, but was eventually phased out in favor of the Pazock class.
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    USS Stingray

    USS Stingray (SS-161) is a fictional U.S. Navy diesel engine submarine featured in the 1996 comedy film Down Periscope. The Stingray was played by USS Pampanito (SS-383), a still-seaworthy World War II Balao-class submarine that is now a memorial and museum ship in San Francisco.
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    3 votes
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    Executor

    • Possessed By: Darth Vader
    • Featured in Fictional Universe: Star Wars
    In the fiction Star Wars universe, the Super Star Destroyer Executor was the personal flagship of Darth Vader. It was also the lead ship of its class. The ''Executor''-class Super Star Destroyer was over 19,000 meters long, almost twelve times the size of an ''Imperial''-class Star Destroyer. It carried more than 5,000 weapons, many wings of TIE fighters (at least 2 wings of 72 fighters each; given the size of the hangar, several hundred wings may have been carried), at least 200 other combat and support ships, several prefabricated garrison bases, and enough stormtroopers and walkers (AT-AT and AT-ST) to destroy any conceivable Rebel base. Its shields are said to be able to dissipate power output equal to a medium-sized star; in one comic, the shields were shown to protect the Executor from colliding with three Star Destroyers as they left hyperspace at relativistic speed. Many Expanded Universe sources claim that Executor is only 8,000 meters long. Some other sources, most notably starwars.com and the New Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels, have claimed that Executor was 12,800 meters long. Both of these figures are in direct contradiction with the films themselves,
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    4 votes
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    Necronomicon

    Necronomicon

    The Necronomicon is a fictional grimoire appearing in the stories by horror writer H. P. Lovecraft and his followers. It was first mentioned in Lovecraft's 1924 short story "The Hound", written in 1922, though its purported author, the "Mad Arab" Abdul Alhazred, had been quoted a year earlier in Lovecraft's "The Nameless City". Among other things, the work contains an account of the Old Ones, their history, and the means for summoning them. Other authors such as August Derleth and Clark Ashton Smith also cited it in their works; Lovecraft approved, believing such common allusions built up "a background of evil verisimilitude." Many readers have believed it to be a real work, with booksellers and librarians receiving many requests for it; pranksters have listed it in rare book catalogues, and a student smuggled a card for it into the Yale University Library's card catalog. Capitalizing on the notoriety of the fictional volume, real-life publishers have printed many books entitled Necronomicon since Lovecraft's death. How Lovecraft conceived the name Necronomicon is not clear — Lovecraft said that the title came to him in a dream. Although some have suggested that Lovecraft was
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    Omega class destroyer

    Omega class destroyer

    The Omega-class destroyer is a fictional vessel used by Earthforce, the military branch of the Earth Alliance, in the science fiction television series Babylon 5. The CGI model of the ship created through an early version of Lightwave made its first appearance during the opening scene of the opening episode of the second season, "Points Of Departure", which was initially aired in the United states on 2 November 1994. It also appears in the later, and short lived, Crusade television series, the TV movies A Call to Arms and In the Beginning as well as the The Lost Tales (the first in an anthology series which were to be released on DVD, now aborted due to funding issues) plus a number of written short stories and novels based in the same Fictional universe. The Omega Class destroyer is the main capital ship of the Earth-Alliance military. The Omega class destroyer is arguably the strongest capital ship of any of the younger races (the other of course being the Minbari Sharlin). The Omega class destroyer is the only capital ship of any of the races that is seen in the seasons actually being able to destroy the Minbari/Vorlon hybrid, the Whitestar. This shows that Earth heavily
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    4 votes
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    Orb of Aldur

    The Orb of Aldur is a blue-glowing rock in the fictional series The Belgariad and also The Malloreon, by David Eddings. It was crafted from a riverstone by the god Aldur. Aldur constantly turned the riverstone in his hands and after considerable time it was moulded into the Orb. Whether Aldur fashioned the Orb himself or whether it came into being and he merely noticed it is never made entirely clear. The Orb is characterised as having a naiive and slightly mischievous personality (such as spying of Belgarion and Ce'Nedra on their wedding night) and seems to enjoy irritating its warden, Belgarion, throughout the plot. In Belgarath the Sorcerer, Belgarath dismisses the story in the Book of Alorn that Riva Iron-Grip was chosen to guard the Orb because he alone of his brothers and father was "pure of heart". Riva was the one who took the Orb because the Orb then bonded itself to him, and Riva was the one destined to devote his life to guarding it. The Angarak name for the Orb of Aldur is the "Cthrag Yaska", which translates to "The Burning Stone", after its effects on the Angarak god Torak when he split the world using its power. The Orb is a powerful half of the stone at the centre
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    Seven-league boots

    Seven-league boots

    Seven-league boots are an element in European folklore. The boots allow the wearer to take great strides—seven leagues each step—resulting in great speed. The boots are often presented by a magical character to the protagonist to aid in the completion of a significant task. (A league is three miles, so seven leagues is 21 miles or just under 35 kilometres.) The idea arose from the practice of horse-messengers having their boots only touch the ground every seven leagues - when changing their tired horse for a fresh one. Mention of the legendary boots are found in:
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    Gold

    Gold

    • Possessed By: Eva Ushiromiya
    Gold ( /ˈɡoʊld/) is a dense, soft, shiny, malleable and ductile metal. It is a chemical element with the symbol Au and atomic number 79. Gold has a bright yellow color and luster traditionally considered attractive, which it maintains without oxidizing in air or water. Chemically, gold is a transition metal and a group 11 element. It is one of the least reactive chemical elements solid under standard conditions. The metal therefore occurs often in free elemental (native) form, as nuggets or grains in rocks, in veins and in alluvial deposits. Less commonly, it occurs in minerals as gold compounds, usually with tellurium. Gold resists attacks by individual acids, but it can be dissolved by the aqua regia (nitro-hydrochloric acid), so named because it dissolves gold. Gold also dissolves in alkaline solutions of cyanide, which have been used in mining. Gold dissolves in mercury, forming amalgam alloys. Gold is insoluble in nitric acid, which dissolves silver and base metals, a property that has long been used to confirm the presence of gold in items, giving rise to the term the acid test. Gold has been a valuable and highly sought-after precious metal for coinage, jewelry, and other
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    One Ring

    One Ring

    • Possessed By: Frodo Baggins
    • Created By: Sauron
    • Featured in Fictional Universe: Middle-earth
    The One Ring is a fictional artefact that appears as the central plot element in J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth fantasy novels. It is described in an earlier story, The Hobbit (1937), as a magic ring of invisibility. The sequel The Lord of the Rings (1954–55) describes its powers as being more encompassing than invisibility, and states that the Ring is in fact malevolent. The Lord of the Rings concerns the quest to destroy the Ring, which was created by the primary antagonist, Sauron. The One Ring was forged by the Dark Lord Sauron during the Second Age in order to gain dominion over the free peoples of Middle-earth. In disguise as Annatar, or "Lord of Gifts", he aided the Elven smiths of Eregion and their leader Celebrimbor in the making of the Rings of Power. He then forged the One Ring himself in the fires of Mount Doom. Sauron intended it to be the most powerful of all Rings, able to rule and control those who wore the others. Since the other Rings were themselves powerful, Sauron was obliged to place much of his own power into the One to achieve his purpose. Creating the Ring simultaneously strengthened and weakened Sauron's power. On the one hand, as long as Sauron had the
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    Salamis-Class Cruiser

    In the fictional Gundam universe, the Salamis-Class Cruiser is the workhorse ship of Earth Federal Space Force's naval fleet. It was introduced in UC 0060, and subsequently modernized as part of the "'70s Armament Reinforcement Plan". The ship's design was upgraded and improved on multiple occasions, resulting in many variants. Major redesigns of the ship included once after the One Year War and a second during the years between UC 0083 and UC 0088. The Salamis-Class is named for the island of Salamis in Greece, the site of the Battle of Salamis in September, 480 BC. The first Salamis-Class Cruisers were launched around U.C. 0060 in conjunction with the Magellan-Class Battleships. As part of the Earth Federal Space Force's "'70s Armament Reinforcement Plan", which began in U.C. 0070, both designs were stripped of their older shell-firing guns and equipped with more powerful mega particle cannons, which the Salamis mounted in six main cannon turrets. Secondary armament consisted of six two-barrel machine gun turrets for anti-fighter (and later anti-mobile suit) defense, and two six-cell external missile launchers. The original Salamis-Class suffered heavy casualties during the One
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    USS Thomas Lyons

    USS Thomas Lyons is a fictional frigate that appeared on the television show JAG, presumably named for the Medal of Honor recipient. No ship of the United States Navy has been named Thomas Lyons.
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    Nenya

    Nenya

    • Possessed By: Galadriel
    • Created By: Celebrimbor
    • Featured in Fictional Universe: Middle-earth
    Nenya, also known as the Ring of Adamant or the Ring of Water, was one of the three rings of the elves featured in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion.  Nenya was a large white stone (probably diamond) set in a band of mithril.  The power of Nenya was healing and preservation.
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    Arkenstone

    • Featured in Fictional Universe: Middle-earth
    The Arkenstone (or "Heart of the Mountain") of Thrᅢᄀin was a wondrous large white gem sought by Thorin Oakenshield in J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit. It was discovered beneath Erebor (the Lonely Mountain) by Thorin's ancestor Thrᅢᄀin and shaped by the Dwarves. The Arkenstone became the family heirloom of Durin's folk, but was lost when the dragon Smaug captured the mountain from the Dwarves (in the year 2770 of the Third Age). The Arkenstone shone of its own inner light, but having been cut and fashioned by the Dwarves, it also reflected and multiplied any light glancing upon its surface with marvellous beauty. The Arkenstone resembles the Silmarils in some respects, though it is not one. When Bilbo Baggins found it on Smaug's golden bed deep inside the Lonely Mountain (year 2941 of the Third Age), he pocketed it, having learned how much Thorin valued it. While the Dwarves with Thorin sorted the treasure, Thorin sought only the Arkenstone, unaware that Bilbo was hiding it in his pillow. When the Dwarves refused to share any of the treasure with King Thranduil and Bard, who had killed Smaug the Magnificent, Bilbo crept out of the Dwarves' fort inside the Mountain, and gave them
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    Kris

    Kris

    • Possessed By: Randal
    • Created By: Askelon of Meridian
    • Featured in Fictional Universe: Thieves' World fictional shared universe
    The kris or keris is an asymmetrical dagger most strongly associated with the culture of Indonesia, but also indigenous to Malaysia, Thailand and Brunei. It is known as kalis in the southern Philippines. The kris is famous for its distinctive wavy blade, but in the past, most had straight blades. A kris can be divided into three parts: bilah (blade), hulu (hilt), and warangka (sheath). These parts of the kris are objects of art, often carved in meticulous detail and made from various materials; metal, precious or rare types of wood, or gold or ivory. A kris's aesthetic value covers the dhapur (the form and design of the blade, with around 150 variants), the pamor (the pattern of metal alloy decoration on the blade, with around 60 variants), and tangguh referring to the age and origin of a kris. Both a weapon and spiritual object, kris are often considered to have an essence or presence, considered to possess magical powers, with some blades possessing good luck and others possessing bad. Kris are used for display, as talismans with magical powers, weapons, a sanctified heirloom (pusaka), auxiliary equipment for court soldiers, an accessory for ceremonial dress, an indicator of
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    Nemesis

    The Nemesis is a fictional space ship in the Transformers toy and medai franchise. It is the main flag ship of the Decepticons, the franchise's primary antagonists. The ship was never referred to by any name in the original transformers series from 1984, the name 'Nemesis' is first used in the series finale of Beast Wars, a sequel to the original cartoon. The Nemesis ship is not to be confused with the Transformers characters Nemesis Prime, Nemesis Strika and Nemesis Breaker. The backstory of the Nemesis in the Marvel Transformers comics was similar in that Megatron pursued the Ark in it. However, there was one important difference: in this continuity Shockwave was also aboard and was left on the ship when Megatron's troops attacked the Ark. Subsequently Shockwave piloted the Nemesis down to Earth and left it at the bottom of the Atlantic. Shockwave's subsequent entombment by the Dinobots meant the ship was forgotten until much later. According to the letters page in the US comics it was subsequently used by Shockwave as his base in the Civil War against Scorponok. A continuity error arises when the UK stories are taken into consideration. In the Target: 2006 storyline the Nemesis
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    Orange Catholic Bible

    The Orange Catholic Bible (abbreviated to O. C. Bible or OCB) is a fictional book from the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. Created in the wake of the crusade against thinking machines known as the Butlerian Jihad, the Orange Catholic Bible is the key religious text in the Dune universe and is described thus in the glossary of the 1965 novel Dune: ORANGE CATHOLIC BIBLE: the "Accumulated Book," the religious text produced by the Commission of Ecumenical Translators. It contains elements of most ancient religions, including the Maometh Saari, Mahayana Christianity, Zensunni Catholicism and Buddislamic traditions. Its supreme commandment is considered to be: "Thou shalt not disfigure the soul." The name "Orange Catholic" was created by Frank Herbert as a combination of the symbolic colour of Northern Irish Protestantism with Catholicism. As such it alludes to the union of what have been called "salvation by faith" (Protestantism) and "salvation by works" (Catholicism) into a single tradition. As a result it is in keeping with the variety of other religious amalgams alluded to in the Dune series (such as the above-mentioned "Buddislamic" traditions). In Dune, Dr. Yueh gives Paul
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    The Pink Panther

    The Pink Panther is a series of comedy films featuring a bumbling French police detective, Inspector Jacques Clouseau. The series began in 1963 with the release of the film of the same name. The role was originated by, and is most closely associated with, Peter Sellers. Most of the films were directed and co-written by Blake Edwards, with theme music composed by Henry Mancini. Despite its use in the titles of most of the films of the series, "Pink Panther" is not the Clouseau character, but a large and valuable pink diamond which is first shown in the first film in the series. The phrase reappears in the title of the fourth film, The Return of the Pink Panther, in which the theft of the diamond is again the center of the plot. That film also marked the return of Sellers to the role after a gap of ten years, which may have contributed to some confusion between the character and the diamond. The phrase was used for all the subsequent films in the series, even when the jewel did not figure in the plot (it only appeared in six of the eleven films). The first film in the series had an animated opening sequence, created by DePatie-Freleng Enterprises and set to the theme music by Henry
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    USS Challenger

    The USS Challenger is a ''Galaxy'' class starship in the fictional Star Trek universe, appearing in Star Trek: Voyagers "Timeless". In an alternate future, in 2390 the vessel is commanded by Captain Geordi La Forge. The Challenger is sent to stop Harry Kim and Chakotay from altering the timeline. However, the former ''Voyager'' officers are successful in their mission. As a result, this alternate timeline never happenes. Challenger
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    Yarrow

    Yarrow

    • Possessed By: Iatros
    Achillea millefolium (yarrow ( /ˈjæroʊ/ or common yarrow) is a flowering plant in the family Asteraceae, which is grown in temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. In New Mexico and southern Colorado, it is called plumajillo, or "little feather", for the shape of the leaves. In antiquity, yarrow was known as herbal militaris, for its use in staunching the flow of blood from wounds. Other common names for this species include gordaldo, nosebleed plant, old man's pepper, devil's nettle, sanguinary, milfoil, soldier's woundwort, thousand-leaf, and thousand-seal. A. millefolium is an erect herbaceous perennial plant that produces one to several stems (0.2 to 1 m tall) and has a rhizomatous growth form. Leaves are evenly distributed along the stem, with the leaves near the middle and bottom of the stem being the largest. The leaves have varying degrees of hairiness (pubescence). The leaves are 5–20 cm long, bipinnate or tripinnate, almost feathery, and arranged spirally on the stems. The leaves are cauline and more or less clasping. The inflorescence has four to 9 phyllaries and contains ray and disk flowers which are white to pink. The generally three to eight ray flowers are
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    Courageous-class

    The Courageous-class Manticoran light cruiser is a starship type from the Honor Harrington books, used by the Royal Manticoran Navy. The vessel displaces 88,000 tons and can accelerate at 617 gravities (500g was reported as 'full military power' in On Basilisk Station). It was one of the most numerous classes in the Royal Manticoran Navy as of the start On Basilisk Station but they were quickly becoming obsolete, being around eighty years old. On the small side of the light cruiser class, they originally packed quite a heavy missile broadside of 7 tubes but the lack of magazine space limited the number of salvos available. 2 30cm lasers, and 2 50cm grasers were also in each broadside. They were light on protective armor and defensive weaponry Honor Harrington's second hyperspace-capable command was a refitted Courageous-class ship, HMS Fearless (CL-56). This vessel had an experimental weapons combination of 7 energy torpedo generators and a light grav lance in each broadside replacing all but 1 missile tube and 1 30cm laser. Captain Aivars Terekhov was noted in The Shadow of Saganami as having previously commanded HMS Defiant, which he was forced to surrender in the Battle
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    Bluesmobile

    Bluesmobile

    • Possessed By: Elwood Blues
    The Bluesmobile is a 1974 Dodge Monaco sedan that was prominently featured in the 1980 film, The Blues Brothers. In the film, it is described as a used Mount Prospect police car that replaced a Cadillac, which Elwood Blues traded for a microphone. The Bluesmobile was equipped with the "440 Magnum" squad car package that was offered by Dodge for the Monaco. Its license plate was an Illinois plate reading, "BDR 529", a tribute to the Black Diamond Riders of Toronto, Canada at 529 Jarvis Street. Dan Aykroyd, co-writer of the film, stated that he chose the 440 Dodge Monaco because he considered it to be the hottest car used by police during the 1970s. In describing the car to his brother, Jake, Elwood said, "It's got a cop motor, a 440-cubic-inch plant. It's got cop tires, cop suspension, cop shocks. It's a model made before catalytic converters so it'll run good on regular gas." The Bluesmobile has the ability to perform seemingly impossible stunts, such as jumping over an open drawbridge, flipping backwards in midair and even "flying" for very brief periods of time. After the extended chase from their concert gig, which was a 106-mile (171 km) trip to Chicago and an unspecified total
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    Vorpal sword

    Vorpal sword

    • Featured in Fictional Universe: Jabberwocky
    Vorpal sword is a phrase used by Lewis Carroll in his nonsense poem "Jabberwocky". Carroll published Through the Looking-Glass in 1871. Near the beginning, Alice discovers and reads "Jabberwocky". The word "vorpal" appears twice in the poem, which describes a young boy's quest to slay a monster called the Jabberwock: And later, As with much of the rest of the poem's vocabulary, the reader is left to guess at the meaning of "vorpal" from the context. It is commonly assumed to mean "deadly" or "sharp", but could also be referring to the material of which the sword is composed. Some readers have imagined other properties the word could describe. Alexander L. Taylor points out in his Carroll biography The White Knight that "vorpal" can be formed by taking letters alternately from "verbal" and "gospel". Carroll himself once wrote, "I am afraid I can't explain 'vorpal blade' for you—nor yet 'tulgey wood.'" In the game Dungeons & Dragons, a Vorpal Sword is defined as a sword with the magical effect that it tends to cut off opponents' heads. This makes sense in that the poem's plot results in the hero carrying away the head of the Jabberwock. A 1984 episode of the British TV series Tales
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    D'Kora class starship

    In the Star Trek fictional universe, the D'Kora-class starship, also known as the "Marauder", is the mainstay of Ferengi vessels. Though mainly used as a tradeship, the D'Kora-class is capable in battle, carrying photon torpedo and disruptors. Tactically it is about as powerful as a ''Galaxy''-class starship, but only has half as many crew. Constructed by one of the Ferengi ship conglomerates, the Marauder has proven to be one of the most cost-effective vessels available. They are generally owned by the most powerful businessmen and the Ferengi Commerce Authority. They can be customized to suit the owner's needs, including customized weapon and defensive systems; a crew can even be included during a purchase, for a price. Though the vessels are mostly used for conventional trade (legal and illegal) around the Alpha and Gamma quadrants, some of the more powerful companies in the Ferengi Alliance use them to attack colonies or other ships, stealing technology or supplies which they can re-sell. Famous D'Kora-class ships include the Krayton and the Kreetchta. It was a D'Kora-class starship that Jean-Luc Picard defeated at the Battle of Maxia in 2355, while captain of the USS
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    Deathly Hallows

    Deathly Hallows

    • Possessed By: Harry Potter
    • Featured in Fictional Universe: Harry Potter
    The Deathly Hallows are three fictional magical objects that appear in the book Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K Rowling. In the novel, they referred to by this title only when referred to collectively. The three objects are the Elder Wand, the Resurrection Stone and the Cloak of invisibility. In the novel, the lore behind them states that a person who unites the Hallows will have the ability to "defeat death". According to Rowling, the story about how these objects came into existence is "perhaps" based upon Geoffrey Chaucer's "The Pardoner's Tale". The Deathly Hallows are represented in the novel by a symbol appearing as a circle inscribed within an equilateral triangle, both of which are bisected by a vertical line. The circle represents the Stone of Resurrection, the triangle represents the Cloak of Invisibility, and the line represents the Elder Wand. According to Xenophilius Lovegood, the symbol is worn by wizards to reveal themselves as believers in the legend of (and are willing to aid in the search for) the Deathly Hallows. Because it was a symbol often used by Gellert Grindelwald, a Dark wizard in the back-story of the Harry Potter universe, many mistook it
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    Lawgiver

    Lawgiver

    The Lawgiver is a fictional weapon used by the Judges in Judge Dredd and related series that appear in the UK comic books 2000 AD and the Judge Dredd Megazine, and in the 1995 film adaptation & 2012's Dredd. The Lawgiver is a handgun featuring semi- and fully automatic fire, manual and automatic focusing and targeting, plus an in-built computer capable of controlling its operation. It fires a range of speciality ammunition. An in-line gunsight shows the view directly down the barrel. A Lawgiver can only be operated by its designated Judge owner, whose palm print is programmed into the gun's memory. An earlier weapon appeared in the Origins storyline. Though little was known about the gun itself, it was capable of firing standard and armour piercing rounds. Should an attempt be made by an unauthorised person to use the Lawgiver, it will explode in that person's hand. Recognising that this generally practical safeguard can sometimes impede Judges in the execution of their duties, the Justice Department computers contain instructions on bypassing Lawgiver palm-recognition systems. These instructions can be accessed by senior Judges, but are generally employed only in severe
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    Pocket computer

    Pocket computer

    • Possessed By: Sailor Mercury
    A pocket computer is a small calculator-sized handheld programmable computer. This specific category of computers existed primarily in the 1980s. Manufacturers included Casio, Hewlett-Packard, Sharp, Tandy/Radio Shack (Selling Casio and Sharp models under their own TRS line) and many more. The programming language was usually BASIC, but some devices offered alternatives. For example the Casio PB-2000 could be programmed in Assembly, BASIC, C, and Lisp. An important feature of pocket computers was that all programming languages were available for the device itself, not downloaded from a cross-compiler on a larger computer. Though not identical in principle, personal digital assistants, handheld PCs, and programmable calculators serve many of the same functions as the old pocket computers, generally with significantly more computing power in a package the same size or smaller. The main distinction is that more modern designs (with the exception of programmable calculators) usually do not have included programming ability and are usually set up to act as clients of a larger system rather than as self-contained environments of their own, whereas the early pocket computers had their own
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    SS Botany Bay

    • Possessed By: Khan Noonien Singh
    The SS Botany Bay is a spaceship in the fictional universe of Star Trek. It is a pre-warp nuclear-powered, DY-100 class cargo vessel modified as a sleeper ship that was in operation during the time of the Eugenics Wars of late 20th century Earth. In 2267, the Starship Enterprise found the Botany Bay damaged and adrift in space. The dictator and genetically modified human Prince Khan Noonien Singh and his 72 surviving followers were found in stasis pods aboard the ship. Several other pods had malfunctioned during the time that the Botany Bay was adrift; those within the malfunctioning pods had died. Khan was revived and taken aboard the Enterprise for medical examination. Enterprise crew member Lt. Marla McGivers, a specialist on Earth's 20th century, became infatuated with Khan; she was fascinated with him because he represented Earth's history during her era of expertise. As her obsession with the dictator grew, Khan easily charmed Lt. McGivers into helping him escape. Later, Khan, with the help of McGivers and several of Khan's revived followers, forcibly took control over the Enterprise in an attempt to steal the ship and kill Captain James T. Kirk. Domination of the human race
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    Transphase Eradication Rod

    • Featured in Fictional Universe: Stargate
    A Transphase Eradication Rod (or TER) is a fictional device in the Stargate universe. Introduced to the SGC by the Tok'ra, it was originally designed by the Goa'uld as a device to help find and defeat the Re'tu. The TER has two functions, a scanning light which causes cloaked objects to appear (or at least those 180 degrees out of phase with our own reality), and an energy weapon capable of killing a Re'tu in one shot. The TER light has been shown to work not only on Re'tu, but on the personal cloak Nirrti used as well. First seen in the second season episode "Show and Tell". It is often referenced when someone at the SGC orders a "TER sweep of the base". The original Tok'ra/Tau'ri Kull Disruptor were mounted on TERs; the more familiar attachment to a P90 and other firearms only appeared later. TER
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    Cornelius class

    This article is about a fictional ship class from the Cosmic Era timeline of the anime Gundam metaseries. Initially, the vessel that would become the ReHOME started life as a prototype tender ship (Cornelius class) for the Earth Alliance's new ''Archangel''-class assault ships which were in development. However, the destruction of Heliopolis, where the Archangel and the prototype tender were in development, caused the tender to be abandoned. From there, it was salvaged by unknown parties and ended up on the civilian vessel market. When the Junk Guild team lead by Lowe Guele began to plan a return to space after some time on Earth, Coordinator Liam Garfield was sent to space to acquire a new ship, and managed to purchase the prototype tender. After modifications to the ship both on the exterior and interior, it was christened ReHOME, and began service under the Junk Guild flag. However, the plans were apparently recovered, and a second Cornelius was constructed for use as a cargo ship for the sister ship of the Archangel, Dominion, in June C.E. 71. The ReHOME is a rather striking vessel, with sleek lines reminiscent of the ship she was designed to support. The forward bow is
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    Number One Dime

    • Possessed By: Scrooge McDuck
    • Featured in Fictional Universe: Scrooge McDuck universe
    The Number One Dime is an artifact of the fictional Scrooge McDuck universe, the first coin that Scrooge McDuck ever earned (or, according to some stories, produced). The Number One Dime first appeared in the story titled "The Round Money Bin", created by Carl Barks and first published in Uncle Scrooge #3 (September, 1953). In this story, the dime is so old that it has become thin as a razor blade and allows Scrooge to cut binding ropes and escape from the Beagle Boys. In later stories, it is revealed that the dime brings good luck to Scrooge and has helped him become a rich man. He instantly starts losing money whenever the dime is no longer in his possession. It is never made clear whether the dime actually brings good luck or if Scrooge merely believes in it so much that he is distressed and makes bad decisions whenever he no longer has the dime. According to a comic story by Don Rosa, it is an 1875 Seated Liberty dime, but in a comic story written by Pat and Carol McGreal and drawn by Maximino Tortajada Aguilar, the last two digits have been swapped, making it an 1857 Seated Liberty dime. According to The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck by Don Rosa, Scrooge earned the dime in
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    Philosopher's Stone

    Philosopher's Stone

    • Possessed By: Nicholas Flamel
    • Created By: Nicholas Flamel
    • Featured in Fictional Universe: Harry Potter
    The philosopher's stone (Latin: lapis philosophorum) is a legendary alchemical substance said to be capable of turning base metals (lead, for example) into gold (chrysopoeia) or silver. It was also sometimes believed to be an elixir of life, useful for rejuvenation and possibly for achieving immortality. For many centuries, it was the most sought-after goal in Western alchemy. The philosopher's stone was the central symbol of the mystical terminology of alchemy, symbolizing perfection at its finest, enlightenment, and heavenly bliss. Efforts to discover the philosopher's stone were known as the Magnum Opus. Mention of the philosopher's stone in writing can be found as far back as Cheirokmeta by Zosimos of Panopolis (c. 300 A.D.) Alchemical writers assign a longer history. Elias Ashmole and the anonymous author of Gloria Mundi (1620) claim that its history goes back to Adam who acquired the knowledge of the stone directly from God. This knowledge was said to be passed down through biblical patriarchs, giving them their longevity. The legend of the stone was also compared to the biblical history of the Temple of Solomon and the rejected cornerstone described in Psalm 118. The
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    USS Dauntless

    The USS Dauntless (NX-01-A) was the name of a Federation starship sent by Starfleet to bring the crew of USS ''Voyager'' home. Highly experimental, with Quantum slipstream technology, it seemed as if the long journey home would be cut considerably shorter (months, rather than decades). In reality, the U.S.S. Dauntless is not a Federation ship at all, but a clever forgery by an alien named Arturis, using particle synthesis (potentially similar to Holograms). Hoping to have revenge against Captain Janeway and her crew for aiding the Borg in their battle against Species 8472 (after which his homeworld and people were assimilated), he forges a message from Starfleet to contain coordinates to the U.S.S. Dauntless, with the promise of returning to Earth much quicker. Janeway and Tuvok remain suspicious however, and soon discover that in the original message there were no references to the U.S.S. Dauntless at all, and a flaw in the particle synthesis technology reveals alien technology during a search of Dauntless's engineering. Arturis kidnaps Janeway and Seven of Nine and reverts the ship back to its normal form, and sets a destination to Borg space as a final act of revenge.
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    Ansible

    • Featured in Fictional Universe: Ekumen
    An ansible is a fictitious machine capable of instantaneous or superluminal communication. Typically it is depicted as a lunch-box sized object with some combination of microphone, speaker, keyboard and display. It can send and receive messages to and from a corresponding device over any distance whatsoever with no delay. Ansibles occur as plot devices in science fiction literature. The word ansible was coined by Ursula K. Le Guin in her 1966 novel Rocannon's World. Le Guin states that she derived the name from "answerable," as the device would allow its users to receive answers to their messages in a reasonable amount of time, even over interstellar distances. Her award-winning 1974 novel The Dispossessed, a book in the Hainish Cycle, tells of the invention of the ansible. The name of the device has since been borrowed by authors such as Orson Scott Card, Vernor Vinge, Elizabeth Moon, Jason Jones, L.A. Graf, and Dan Simmons. Similar devices are present in the works of numerous others, such as Frank Herbert and Philip Pullman, who called his a lodestone resonator. Anne McCaffrey's Crystal Singer series posited an instantaneous communication device powered by rare, 'Black Crystal'
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    Magic carpet

    Magic carpet

    A magic carpet, also called a flying carpet, is a legendary carpet that can be used to transport persons who are on it instantaneously or quickly to their destination. One of the stories in the One Thousand and One Nights relates how Prince Husain, the eldest son of Sultan of the Indies, travels to Bisnagar (Vijayanagara) in India and buys a magic carpet This carpet is described as follows: Whoever sitteth on this carpet and willeth in thought to be taken up and set down upon other site will, in the twinkling of an eye, be borne thither, be that place nearhand or distant many a day's journey and difficult to reach.. The literary traditions of several other cultures also feature magical carpets, in most cases literally flying rather than instantly transporting their passengers from place to place. Solomon's carpet was reportedly made of green silk with a golden weft, sixty miles long and sixty miles wide: "when Solomon sat upon the carpet he was caught up by the wind, and sailed through the air so quickly that he breakfasted at Damascus and supped in Media." The wind followed Solomon's commands, and ensured the carpet would go to the proper destination; when Solomon was proud, for
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    Marseille III class

    This article is about a fictional ship class from the Cosmic Era timeline of the anime Gundam metaseries. The GACE-59650 HOME is a cargo ship that was modified by the Junk Guild for use in their salvage operations. The ship has no armament of any kind, but mounts 8 manipulator arms for cargo handling. HOME is commanded by a mysterious woman known only as "The Professor", and the remaining crew are Junk Guild technicians Lowe Guele, Liam Garfield, and Kisato Yamabuki. After a salvage operation at the destroyed colony Heliopolis, HOME acquires the MBF-P02 Astray Red Frame, and becomes a target for many people who desire the advanced mobile suit. Eventually, the ship is damaged beyond repair after a battle with the MBF-P01 Astray Gold Frame forces it into the Earth's atmosphere. The crew of HOME utilizes the salvaged land battleship ''Lesseps'' until acquiring the ReHOME to replace their lost spaceship. A ship of the same line is used by the Atlantic Federation to bring two TS-MA2 Moebius, the "Hawk of Endymion" Mu La Flaga along with his Moebius Zero mobile armor and the intended G-pilots to the Archangel when it was sunk in the Battle of Heliopolis. Because of this, it is
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    Rama

    Rama

    Rama is a fictional mysterious extraterrestrial vessel that is the subject and setting of the science fiction novel Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke, and the later sequel trilogy by Clarke and Gentry Lee: Rama II, Garden of Rama, and Rama Revealed. It exists in a fictional future timeline of our own world. Rama is essentially a dark, featureless metallic cylinder, but is distinguished by its size: 54 km long and 20 km in diameter. If the cylinder were unfolded, its internal area would be 50 km long and 50 km wide, giving a surface area of 2500 km. Although it qualifies as a vessel, carrying an advanced propulsion system capable of interstellar travel, it is better described as a mobile "worldlet." The cylinder is mostly hollow; Rama's rotation around its long axis creates the illusion of gravity on the inner surface of the shell, in the style of an O'Neill cylinder, however the Coriolis effect produces odd effects when objects are not in contact with the hull. Rama is, for all intents and purposes, an artificial world, with a usable landscape, capable of supporting life. It belongs to the science-fiction class of Big Dumb Objects. In the story, Rama is first encountered by
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    USS Bedford

    USS Bedford (DLG-113) was a fictitious guided missile destroyer presumably named for one or more of the cities named Bedford in Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Virginia, and Vermont. It was the setting of the 1965 movie The Bedford Incident, starring Richard Widmark and Sidney Poitier. The role of Bedford was played by a ''Coontz''-class destroyer. No ship of the United States Navy has been named Bedford, or had the hull classification symbol DLG-113. Bedford, USS
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    Chaos Emerald

    Chaos Emerald

    • Possessed By: Eggman Nega
    • Featured in Fictional Universe: Sonic the Hedgehog series
    The are seven fiction gemstone from the Sonic the Hedgehog video game. The Chaos Emeralds have mystical properties and abilities, and the holder of them all can use them for a variety of purposes, including transforming into a powerful "super form". Each emerald is an everlasting source of energy and is capable of floating in the air on its own power. The emeralds are commonly and traditionally collected within a Special Stage. While they were more like "bonus" items in the early games of the series, the Chaos Emeralds became necessary plot devices in Sonic Adventure, and that trend has continued throughout the later 3D games. In the original Sega release of Sonic The Hedgehog there were only six Chaos Emeralds and when they were all collected they gave the player no special abilities, disappearing at the games end. When sega released Sonic the Hedgehog 2 they became the The Seven Chaos Emeralds and if the player collected them all as sonic he could achieve a super form. Sonic the Hedgehog 3 changed the color sceme of the emeralds slightly and altered their shape. During Sonic & Knuckles the players could collect a set of 14 emeralds transforming the original seven into
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    Gondwana class carrier

    This article is about a fictional ship class from the Cosmic Era timeline of the anime Gundam metaseries. The Gondwana-class carrier is a massive space warship used by ZAFT. Dwarfing even the battleship Minerva, the 1200-meter-long Gondwana is the largest space vessel ever built. The Gondwanas massive size allows it to carry hundreds of mobile suits, and mounts a total of 16 linear catapults for launching them. Suprisingly, the Gondwana is capable of operating on Earth as well as in space, despite its massive size. At the Battle of Aprilius One, the Gondwana served as the flagship of the ZAFT defense fleet, and mothership of Yzak Joule's mobile suit squadron. Later in C.E. 74, it served as the flagship for Yzak Joule's attack on the Requiem stations. The Gondwana is named for one of the two supercontinent which was formed after the breakup of Pangaea.
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    Naegling

    Naegling

    This article is about the sword in Beowulf, not to be confused with the blade used by Oromis in Eldest and Brisingr of the Inheritance Cycle. Nægling is the name of one of the swords used by Beowulf in the Anglo-Saxon epic poem of Beowulf. He receives it after defeating Grendel and Grendel's Mother. The name may well mean "nailer", that is it drives like a nail in to its enemy. However it is also possible that it refers to jeweled nails on its hilt. If this is so it would correspond to the Nagelring, a sword from the Vilkina saga, said to be the best sword in the world. Beowulf wins the sword from a fight between the Geats and Frisians. The sword does not survive Beowulf's final encounter with the dragon, snapping in two. An important note is that the sword breaks not because of the dragon's strength, but rather the force the hero himself puts behind it. Nægling forbærst, geswác æt sæcce sweord Bíowulfes, gomol ond grǽgmǽl. Him þæt gifeðe ne wæs þæt him írenna ecge mihton helpan æt hilde; wæs sío hond tó strong The idea of a sword failing for the hero at a crucial time has parallels in other Germanic works such as in the Volsunga saga and Gesta Danorum. However this is especially
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    Æsahættr

    ᅢニsahᅢᆭttr (or god-destroyer) is the name of the subtle knife in Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy. A knife with a double-edge, the ᅢニsahᅢᆭttr possessed one edge of keen steel, which could cut through any material. The other edge was even sharper, extending to a point so fine that the eye could not see it. This edge was able to search out gaps in the fabric of space and thus cut through the fabric of the universe, into parallel dimensions, referred to in the books as other worlds. The knife was made by philosopher of Cittᅢᄀgazze, from the Torre degli Angeli, who cut many windows in their world. It was won in a fight by Giacomo Paridisi, who lost some of his fingers obtaining it, and became the bearer. He hid in the Torre degli Angeli from the insurgence of Spectre in his world, for many years protecting the knife. A young Cittᅢᄀgazze man named Tullio tried to take it from him, but Will Parry and Lyra Belacqua had been sent by Lord Boreal to possess the knife, and Will fought Tullio, prevailing, obtaining the knife, and losing two fingers in the process¬タヤmaking him the new bearer. Lord Boreal and the Magisterium of the Church wanted to possess the knife because its
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    Pazock class

    • Featured in Fictional Universe: Gundam
    In the fictional Gundam universe, the Pazock class was introduced in UC 0079 as a successor to the Papua class ships for the Zeon navy. These ships fill a similar role on the battlefield, maintaining and supply the Zeon navy with the latest Mobile Suit, weapons, and other necessities. A single Pazock class can carry the supplies of two Papua class ships. The class was presumably discontinued and scrapped when the Republic of Zeon rejoined the Federation in UC 0099.
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    War horses

    War horses

    • Possessed By: Tempus
    • Created By: Abarsis
    • Featured in Fictional Universe: The Sacred Band of Stepsons universe
    War horses were critical to the performance of armies, ancient and modern, from the time that cavalry became a factor in warfare until the middle of the 20th century, when German horses pulled cannon to the battlefield. In Greek mythology, Diomedes stole war horses from Heracles and fed them on human flesh. In the Iliad fictional universe, Odysseus and Diomedes schemed to steal Tros horses, the most desirable war horses descended from steeds given to Tros by Zeus, from Hektor. Historically, a hero-cult sprang up in classical times centered upon the sacrifice of white hoses to Diomedes. A Thessalian horse, Bucephalus, was the war horse of Alexander the Great through the majority of his campaigns. In the Sacred Band of Stepsons universe, Tros horses are given to Tempus by Abarsis, Slaughter Priest, which, when crossed with Askelonian horses bred by the regent of the seventh sphere, produced horses on a par with those owned by Achilles in the Iliad: fast enough to run over water, with god-given abilities to see the future. War horses provided cavalry with decisive capabilities well into the 20th century AD and served as the basis for the development of the combined armed force in modern warfare.
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    C Cube

    The C Cube is a fictional electronic device created by the character Artemis Fowl. It has technological capabilities fifty years ahead of its time and is central to the plot of Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code. The C Cube is created by Artemis Fowl before the third book in the series, Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code. A creative hybrid of human and fairy technology taken from the commandos of LEPretrieval One in the first book (led by Captain Trouble Kelp), Artemis created a new language to create a once-theoretical "Eternity Code", a supposedly unbreakable encryption. The C Cube's name is a pun on "see", to mean the "all-seeing cube", due to its scanner technology. Artemis attempts to blackmail Jon Spiro (a ruthless businessman from Chicago with his wealth built on his technological empire) to pay one metric tonne of gold in return for a one year delay of the release of the C Cube, which will render all previous technology obsolete. However Spiro has his bodyguard mortally injure Butler, and then steals the C Cube, hoping to use it to increase his vast holdings. Artemis eventually retrieves the C Cube from the Spiro Needle with the help of his fairy friends. Its current
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    Knife

    Knife

    • Possessed By: Sekai Saionji
    A knife (plural knives) is a cutting tool with an exposed cutting edge or blade, hand-held or otherwise, with or without a handle. Knife-like tools were used at least two-and-a-half million years ago, as evidenced by the Oldowan tools. Originally made of rock, flint, and obsidian, knives have evolved in construction as technology has, with blades being made from bronze, copper, iron, steel, ceramics, and titanium. Many cultures have their unique version of the knife. Due to its role as humankind's first tool, certain cultures have attached spiritual and religious significance to the knife. Most modern-day knives follow either a fixed-blade or a folding construction style, with blade patterns and styles as varied as their makers and countries of origin. Today, knives come in many forms but can be generally categorized between two broad types: fixed blade knives and folding, or pocket knives. Modern knives consist of a blade (1) and handle (2). The blade edge can be plain or serrated or a combination of both. The handle, used to grip and manipulate the blade safely, may include the tang, a portion of the blade that extends into the handle. Knives are made with partial tangs
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    Purple Heart

    Purple Heart

    • Possessed By: Joss Carter
    The Purple Heart is a United States military decoration awarded in the name of the President to those who have been wounded or killed while serving on or after April 5, 1917 with the U.S. military. With its forerunner, the Badge of Military Merit, which took the form of a heart made of purple cloth, the Purple Heart is the oldest military award that is still given to members of the U.S. military, the only earlier award being the obsolete Fidelity Medallion. The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor is located in New Windsor, New York. The original Purple Heart, designated as the Badge of Military Merit, was established by George Washington—then the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army – by order from his Newburgh, New York headquarters on August 7, 1782. The Badge of Military Merit was only awarded to three Revolutionary War soldiers and from then on as its legend grew, so did its appearance. Although never abolished, the award of the badge was not proposed again officially until after World War I. On October 10, 1927, Army Chief of Staff General Charles Pelot Summerall directed that a draft bill be sent to Congress "to revive the Badge of Military Merit". The bill was
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    VISOR

    • Possessed By: Geordi La Forge
    • Featured in Fictional Universe: Star Trek
    In the Star Trek fictional universe, a VISOR is a device used by the blind to artificially provide them with a sense of sight. The device scans the electromagnetic spectrum, creating visual input, and transmits it into the brain of the wearer via the optic nerves. It is a thin, curved device, with the sensors on the convex side, that covers the eyes and attaches at small input jacks implanted in the temples. The only VISOR seen on screen was used by Geordi La Forge, who was blind from birth. VISOR stands for "Visual Instrument and Sensory Organ Replacement", though the complete term never appeared in the series, only in novelizations and other written spin-offs. The VISOR also caused him persistent pain, which could not be treated without interfering with the device. It can be presumed that use of a VISOR is very rare, since no other characters in the franchise have appeared with a similar enhancement, and both high-ranking doctors who served on the ship were unfamiliar with the device. The device does not reproduce normal human vision, but does allow the character to "see" energy phenomena invisible to the naked human eye, as well as allowing him to view things at infrared and at
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    Cuirass

    Cuirass

    • Featured in Fictional Universe: The Sacred Band of Stepsons universe
    A cuirass (/kwɨˈræs/; French: cuirasse, Latin: coriaceus) is a piece of armour, formed of a single or multiple pieces of metal or other rigid material, which covers the front of the torso. In a suit of armour this important piece was generally connected to a back piece and cuirass could refer to the complete torso-protecting armour. The musculature of the male torso was idealized in Hellenistic and Roman times in form of the muscle cuirass or "heroic cuirass" (in French the cuirasse esthétique) sometimes further embellished with symbolic representation in relief, familiar in the Augustus of Prima Porta and other heroic representations in official Roman sculpture. As parts of the actual military equipment of classic antiquity, cuirasses and corslets of bronze and iron or some other rigid substance were habitually in use. While some special kind of secondary protection for the breast had been worn in earlier times by men-at-arms in addition to their mail hauberks and their coats armed with splints and studs. It was not until the 14th century that a plate armour became an established part of medieval armour. The Roman Emperor Galba donned a cuirass just before he went to his death.
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    Caduceus

    • Possessed By: Tiresias
    The caduceus (☤;  /kəˈdjuːsiːəs/ or /kəˈdjuːʃəs/; from Greek κηρύκειον kērukeion "herald's staff" ) is the staff carried by Hermes in Greek mythology. The same staff was also borne by heralds in general, for example by Iris, the messenger of Hera. It is a short staff entwined by two serpents, sometimes surmounted by wings. In Roman iconography it was often depicted being carried in the left hand of Mercury, the messenger of the gods, guide of the dead and protector of merchants, shepherds, gamblers, liars, and thieves. As a symbolic object it represents Hermes (or the Roman Mercury), and by extension trades, occupations or undertakings associated with the god. In later Antiquity the caduceus provided the basis for the astrological symbol representing the planet Mercury. Thus, through its use in astrology and alchemy, it has come to denote the elemental metal of the same name. By extension of its association with Mercury and Hermes, the caduceus is also a recognized symbol of commerce and negotiation, two realms in which balanced exchange and reciprocity are recognized as ideals. This association is ancient, and consistent from the Classical period to modern times. The caduceus is
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    Globe

    Globe

    • Possessed By: Urania
    A globe is a three-dimensional scale model of Earth (terrestrial globe or geographical globe) or other spheroid celestial body such as a planet, star, or moon. Some terrestrial globes include relief to show mountains and other features on the Earth's surface. The word "globe" comes from the Latin word globus, meaning round mass or sphere. It may also refer to a spherical representation of the celestial sphere, showing the apparent positions of the stars and constellations in the sky (celestial globe). A globe is the only representation of the earth that does not distort either the shape or the size of large features; flat maps are created using a map projection that inevitably introduces an increasing amount of distortion the larger the area that the map shows. A typical scale for a terrestrial globe is roughly 1:40 million. This corresponds to a globe with a circumference of one metre, since the circumference of the real Earth is close to 40 million metres. Sometimes a globe has surface texture showing topography; in these, elevations are exaggerated, otherwise they would be hardly visible. Most modern globes are also imprinted with parallels and meridians, so that one can tell
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    Mechanized infantry

    Mechanized infantry

    • Featured in Fictional Universe: The Sacred Band of Stepsons universe
    Mechanized infantry are infantry equipped with armored personnel carriers (APCs) or infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) for transport and combat (see also mechanized force). Mechanized infantry is distinguished from motorized infantry in that their vehicles provide a degree of protection from hostile fire, as opposed to "soft-skinned" wheeled vehicles (trucks or jeeps) for motorized infantry. Most APCs and IFVs are fully tracked, or are all-wheel drive vehicles (6×6 or 8×8), for mobility across rough ground. Some nations distinguish between mechanized and armored infantry, designating troops carried by APCs as mechanized and those in IFVs as armored. The support weapons for mechanized infantry are also provided with motorized transport, or are built directly into combat vehicles, in order to keep pace with the mechanized infantry in combat. For units equipped with most types of APC or any type of IFV, fire support weapons such as machine guns, autocannons, small-bore direct-fire howitzers, and even anti-tank guided missiles are often mounted directly on the infantry's own transport vehicles. Compared with "light" truck-mobile infantry, mechanized infantry can maintain rapid tactical
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    Poseidon class Supercarrier

    The Poseidon class supercarrier is a supercarrier created for the Babylon 5 Wars game based on the of Babylon 5 universe. The Poseidon is the primary carrier ship in the military branch of the Earth Alliance called EarthForce. During the Earth-Minbari War, EarthForce realized that it required a way to provide massive fighter superiority to a battle area quickly. Rocketdyne won this contract preceding their contract for the Omega class destroyer and began construction of the prototypes at their Neptune facility. Unfortunately, the Minbari destroyed the two prototype supercarriers when they were only 30% completed. After the war, the Poseidons were produced widely and are still in service at the time of the Warlock class destroyer. Many of the design principles used by Rocketdyne are shared between the Poseidon, the Omega and the Nova class dreadnought. The Poseidon has four primary sections. The hammer section houses the primary offensive weapons (2 heavy particle beams), main sensor suite, primary docking bay (slips for shuttles/cargo ships and transit to the fighter decks) and a zero-G command section for fighter control. The main body section holds the fighter bays (8 segments
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    Tristar-class cruiser

    The Tristar-class cruiser was a common medium fleet starship in the fictional Robotech universe, one of the few classes of vessel that was shared between both the Robotech Expeditionary Force and the Army of the Southern Cross. The class leader, the Tristar, was Major General Rolf Emerson's flagship during the Second Robotech War, and was destroyed when she rammed a Robotech Masters' Mothership. Tristar, like most capital ships of its era, resembled a large submarine and was designed to be based on a planet. Its size is only a little greater than that of an oceanic aircraft carrier. Its primary weapons are retractable into the hull.
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    Bat-Signal

    The Bat-Signal is a distress signal device appearing in the various interpretations of the Batman mythos. It is a specially modified Klieg searchlight with a stylized symbol of a bat attached to the light so that it projects a large Bat emblem on the sky or buildings of Gotham City. In the stories, the signal is used by the Gotham City Police Department as a method of contacting and summoning Batman to their assistance in the event of a serious crisis and as a weapon of psychological intimidation to the numerous villains of Gotham City. The origin of the signal varies between timeline and media. It made its first appearance in Detective Comics #60, February 1942. In the 1989 Batman film, Batman gave the signal to the police as a gift enabling them to call him when the city is in danger; in 2005's Batman Begins, then-lieutenant James Gordon creates his own signal light, inspired by an incident when Batman strapped the defeated mobster Carmine Falcone to a large searchlight, which created a roughly bat-like image from the light's beam due to Falcone's tattered coat. In the comic's post-Crisis continuity, the signal has many different origins. It was either introduced after the
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    Chokuto

    Chokuto

    • Possessed By: Sasuke Uchiha
    The chokutō (直刀, "straight sword") is a straight uncurved Japanese sword that was produced prior to the 10th century.Chokutō were used on foot for stabbing or slashing and were worn hung from the waist. Chokutō was among the earliest in the history of Japanese swordforging. It was created before development of differential tempering in Japanese swordsmithing. Chokutō typically come in hira-zukuri and kiriha-zukuri tsukurikomi (blade styles) which make them very distinct from later tachi and katana which rarely use these forms. The distinctive feature of the chokutō is the straight blade, similar to the ancient swords found in the Three Kingdoms Period of China. Its blades are also often confused with those of shikomizue; there is little evidence to suggest that Chokutō were ever mounted as cane swords. Though curved blades are as old as the sword itself, they did not become widespread in Asia and the Middle East until after the dominance of the Mongol Empire. Japanese warriors of the Kamakura Shogunate experienced the effectiveness and lethality of curved blades firsthand in the Mongol invasions of Japan. Rudimentary forms what would eventually become the tachi gradually began to
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    Concordia class fleet carrier

    The Concordia-class Fleet Carrier was the standard carrier of the Terran Confederation Space Navy in Wing Commander during the Kilrathi War. The Concordia-class carriers have a fighter wing capacity of 96 starfighters, compared to 40 for the smaller but otherwise similar Ranger-class Light Carrier. Weapon armaments include eleven dual laser batteries.
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    Infinity Gems

    • Possessed By: Professor X
    Infinity Gems, sometimes referred to as the Soul Gems, are six immensely powerful gems featured in the fictional Marvel Universe. Whoever holds all six gems in the Infinity Gauntlet gains omnipotence, omniscience, omnipresence, and God-like power, and has absolute dominion over all realities, although the scope of the Gem's power was retconned to be limited to the universe in which they originated, i.e. Earth-616's Gems couldn't be used in the Ultimate universe, and vice versa. In later storylines and cross-over media a seventh Infinity Gem is sometimes added to the primary six. The Soul Gem first appears in the The Power of Warlock, with all six appearing during the second Thanos War storyline in an Avengers and Marvel Two-In-One annual, with Thanos harnessing their latent energies to power a giant gem to extinguish every star in the universe. In the third volume of the Silver Surfer title, the character refers to the gems as Soul Gems. They are gathered by the Elders of the Universe, who intend to use their combined power to drain Galactus of his lifeforce and then recreate the universe with themselves with the oldest beings in it (Galactus having lived in the Universe that
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    Millennium Falcon

    • Possessed By: Han Solo
    The Millennium Falcon is a spacecraft in the fictional Star Wars universe commanded by smuggler Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and his Wookiee first mate, Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew). The highly modified YT-1300 light freighter first appears in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977), and subsequently in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983) and in a cameo in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005). The Falcon also appears in a variety of Star Wars Expanded Universe materials, including books, comics, and games; James Luceno's novel Millennium Falcon focuses on the titular ship. According to Star Wars creator George Lucas, the Falcon's design was inspired by a hamburger, with the cockpit being an olive on the side. The ship originally had a more elongated appearance, but the similarity to the Eagle Transporters in Space: 1999 prompted Lucas to change the Falcon's design. The original model was modified, re-scaled, and used as Princess Leia's ship, Tantive IV. The sound of the ship traveling through hyperspace comes from two tracks of the engine noise of a McDonnell Douglas DC-9, with one track slightly out of
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    Petrie class land cruiser

    This article is about a fictional ship class from the Cosmic Era timeline of the anime Gundam metaseries. The Petrie-class land cruiser is a ZAFT vessel designed to support the ''Lesseps''-class land battleship. Like the larger Lesseps, they utilize a snake-like "scale system" to travel over both ground and water. The Petrie-class carry a weaker armement and a smaller compliment of TMF/A-802 BuCUE and TFA-2 ZuOOT mobile suits, but their power still dwarfs that of the Earth Alliance's linear tanks and other land vehicles. The Petrie and its sister ship Henry Carter were both assigned to "Desert Tiger" Andrew Waltfeld's North African occupation force, escorting his flagship Lesseps until it was critically damaged and abandoned in battle with the Earth Alliance assault ship Archangel. In CE 73, another Petrie-class vessel, the Bagley, assisted the battleship Minerva in the Battle of the Gulnahan Ravine.
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    Phial of Galadriel

    • Possessed By: Galadriel
    In Tolkien's fictional universe of Middle-earth, the Phial of Galadriel was the parting gift to Frodo Baggins by Galadriel when the Fellowship of the Ring left Lᅢᄈrien. It was also known as the Star-glass, because it held a little fragment of the light of the Evening Star Eᅢᄂrendil, which was one of the Silmarils, contained within the waters of Galadriel's Mirror. While travelling to Mordor via Cirith Ungol, both Frodo and Samwise Gamgee used the light of the Phial to fend off attacks from the monstrous arachnid Shelob in Torech Ungol. Sam also used it to overcome the will of the Two Watchers at the Tower of Cirith Ungol. Once they reached Mount Doom, however, the light from the glass faded because they were in the heart of Sauron's domain where its power could not reach. Frodo took the Phial with him when he left Middle-earth for the Undying Lands. Its light faded away as the ship approached the shores of Eldamar.
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    USS Grissom

    In the fictional Star Trek universe, two starships have carried the name USS Grissom: the 23rd century ship seen in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock and the 24th century ship mentioned in Star Trek: The Next Generations "The Most Toys" and Star Trek: Deep Space Nines "Field of Fire". The starships are named after American astronaut Gus Grissom. USS Grissom (NCC-658) is a 23rd century ''Oberth'' class science vessel commanded by Captain J. T. Esteban. The Grissom was assigned, with Dr. David Marcus and Lieutenant Saavik, to investigate the Genesis Planet, initially limiting itself to orbital scans. However, upon detecting a lifeform near the torpedo that Captain Spock had been buried in, Marcus and Saavik beam down to the surface. Shortly after the two scientists find a rejuvinated Spock, a Klingon bird of prey commanded by Commander Kruge attacks the orbiting Starship. Kruge wants prisoners and orders his gunner to disable the Grissom. However, the gunner fires, in his words, "a lucky shot" that destroys the ship. Kruge, in turn, kills the gunner. The Grissom's appearance marks the first appearance of an Oberth class starship ¬タモ a design that would reappear in several
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    Zat

    • Featured in Fictional Universe: Stargate
    The Zat'nik'tel (pronounced ZAT-nik-a-tel), or Zat Gun for short, is a fictional weapon on the sci-fi television show, Stargate SG-1. It was first discovered in the Stargate SG-1 episode Within the Serpent's Grasp, and has been used throughout Stargate SG-1 and occasionally on Stargate Atlantis. It is Goa'uld technology and commonly borne by their Jaffa warriors, along with the staff weapon. The Zat is the Goa'uld equivalent to the pistol, and Jaffa tend to carry them as secondary weapons, usually worn either attached to their wrist bracers or on a belt. Stargate Command forces have captured quite a few, and sometimes use them in preference to human-made weapons, their advantages being the fact that neither precise aiming (a Zat blast fired at one's enemy's left little toe is just as effective as one to the head or torso) nor reloading is necessary, as well as the capability to merely stun a target. Zat blasts also have the advantage of being immediately incapacitating, whereas a staff weapon or projectile hit to an extremity will not necessarily prevent a target from firing back. Zats have also been used on occasion to disable or destroy electronic equipment. Owing to the
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    Archangel class assault ship

    The Archangel-class assault ship is a fictional ship class from the Cosmic Era (CE) timeline of the Gundam anime metaseries. They are functionally equivalent to the current day aircraft carriers; their primary mission being to launch and recover mobile suits and mobile armors. However, based in part on the Orb Union's Izumo-class battleship design, she is also a very heavily armed battleship (more heavily armed than either the Nelson-class battleship or Agamemnon-class carrier). The design is based on the White Base of the Universal Century Mobile Suit Gundam mothership of the protagonists. It was originally intended to be different, but the mechanical design of this ship received order before completion to specifically design this ship to match the designs of the first protagonist ship of the metaseries. The Archangel-class assault ship was developed to support the mobile suits developed under the G Project. The G Project, which was initiated by Earth Alliance with support of Morgenroete Inc., developed the base unit GAT-X102 Duel, heavy assault unit GAT-X103 Buster, stealth unit GAT-X207 Blitz, high-powered commander unit GAT-X303 Aegis and most famous of the five, the multi-mode
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    Nelson class battleship

    This article is about a fictional ship class from the Cosmic Era timeline of the anime Gundam metaseries. The standard spacegoing warship of the Earth Alliance's OMNI Enforcer is the Nelson-class battleship, a space vessel of which OMNI has no shortage. It is heavily armed with three twin and one single main beam gun turret, as well as eight twin secondary beam gun turrets. The ship's crew is housed in an armored centrifuge in the midships section, which is evacuated and shut down during combat operations. The Nelson-class battleship also carries a number of mobile armor, but predates linear catapult and so does not have a catapult to launch its mobile armours. Because of this, the standard operating procedure for Nelson-class ships is to launch mobile armours at the first sign of trouble and then to advance with them into battle. In CE 73, the Nelson-class has been upgraded with the addition of two linear catapults, making them effective (though small) mobile suit carriers. Because it was impractical to expand these ships' cramped hangar bays, facilities are included to handle and launch mobile suits from a prone position (much like the launchers used by the Principality of
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    Staff weapon

    • Featured in Fictional Universe: Stargate
    The staff weapon is a fictional weapon in the Stargate universe. Within the Stargate universe, the staff weapon is a common weapon for Jaffa soldiers, both serving in the armies of the Goa'uld and under their own rule. The weapon is powered by liquid naqahdah. There is a switch along the staff that opens an almond-like head at the tip; the same switch then delivers a strong energy blast from the opened end. The energy bolts from a staff weapon penetrate armor easily, and the blast is powerful enough to punch a hole the size of a man's head through the target. A single clean hit to the chest is usually sufficient to kill, although a hit to the thigh or shoulder areas may be survived if the target is lucky. The heavy, rounded ends of the weapon and its sturdy length allow it to be used in melee combat for striking and knocking down an opponent when the enemy is too close to safely or effectively use the energy assault. In highly skilled hands it can be quite effective, but its design is not optimized for military use. In the episode "The Warrior", the staff weapon was demonstrated to be significantly less accurate at long range than the FN P90, even in the hands of an
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    Wells class starship

    The Wells class is a 29th century Federation timeship class in the science fiction television series Star Trek: Voyager, appearing in the episode "Relativity". The episode's titular ship, the USS Relativity, is the only Wells-class ship to appear in Star Trek. The class is named after H.G. Wells, author of The Time Machine. The Relativity is "time ship" capable, allowing the crew to transport to any point in time and known space. The ship has a small, single hull with warp nacelles that are pod-like in appearance. The ship's weapon systems are unknown, but the ship does have temporal shielding to protect itself from the effects of a timeline paradox and other temporal anomalies. One of USS Relativitys missions is to prevent the USS ''Voyager'''s destruction by a temporal bomb. The Relativity is under the command of Captain Braxton until he is arrested by his subordinate, Lieutenant Ducane, for crimes Braxton was going to commit. The ship's dedication plaque states its registry is "NCV-474439-G" and that it is the seventh ship to bear the name. The plaque contains a quote from E. M. Rauch: "The only reason for time is so everything doesn't happen at once." The Relativity
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    Primordial dart tube

    Primordial dart tube

    • Possessed By: Jihan, Froth Daughter
    • Created By: Unbegottens
    • Featured in Fictional Universe: The Sacred Band of Stepsons universe
    “I remember,” Shawme said, “when I found it on the Downwind beach, when the Stepsons were here last time. I was just a young girl, starting to work here to get out of Ratfall.” She held out a silvery tube, the length of her hand, which had a flat compartment along one side. “This is for you. A mage named Randal told me to give it to the Band if you ever came back. ‘It surmounts evil,’ he told me, ‘keeps doom at bay.’” -- The Sacred Band
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    Endra class cruiser

    In the fictional Gundam universe, the Endra class cruiser is the mainstay of the Axis, later Neo Zeon, fleet. In line with the Zeon tradition of capital vessels, the Endra class is designed to carry and field Mobile Suits. These ships routinely served as flagships for ranking members of the Axis/Neo Zeon military. The Endra class takes influence from the Musai class in its compartmental design and the provision of a Komusai launch ship in the rear of the bridge. The Endra class sports two internal launch catapults in the fore for its Mobile Suit contingent, five single-barrel main gun turrets, one main two-barrel turret, and two hyper mega particle guns. Besides its noted efficiency in fielding Mobile Suits, the Endra class also features a hangar large enough to carry oversized units such as the MRX-010 Psyco Gundam Mk-II in the stern. This and the abundance of arsenal is a likely explanation for the ship's size, which is considered rather large for cruisers (it is even longer than the AEUG's largest battleship, the 380-meter Nahel Argama). Like the AEUG's Irish-class battleships, the Endra class does not appear to be equipped with significant anti-aircraft defenses, perhaps
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    Jupitris class

    • Featured in Fictional Universe: Gundam
    In the Universal Century Gundam story, the fuel used for power fusion reactors is mined from the atmosphere of the planet Jupiter. Moving this fuel to and from the earth is the job of the massive, 2000 meter long Jupitris class freighters, a fleet of energy transportation vessels. The Jupritris class, as mentioned above, is designed exclusively for the movement of large quantities of Helium-3, so the ships carry no weapons. While the class makes no mark in or on major battlefields, they have bred interesting characters, most notably Paptimus Scirocco, one of the main villains in Zeta Gundam. Scirocco was captain of the lead ship Jupitris, and joined with the Titans when he returned to the Earth Sphere in UC 0087. Even though the Jupitris was an unarmed freighter, Scirocco continued to use it as his base of operations. While the huge ship stayed well away from combat, its huge cargo bays were used to carry Scirocco's immensely powerful custom-made mobile suits. The Jupitris class would continue to see service throughout the Universal Century, despite its namesake's fate. The Jupitris II appears at the end of Gundam ZZ, and the Thousandth Jupiter appears in Gundam F91. In manga
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    SDF-1 Macross

    • Featured in Fictional Universe: The Super Dimension Fortress Macross
    The SDF-1 Macross is a fictional interstellar transforming spacecraft from The Super Dimension Fortress Macross, an anime science fiction series that aired in Japan in 1982–1983, and its American adaptation Robotech (1985). Mechanical designer Kazutaka Miyatake of Studio Nue created the original SDF-1 design for the first Macross anime series. SDF (Super Dimension Fortress) is a reference to the ship being a maneuverable space fortress capable of space folds, or travelling in subspace for faster-than-light movement. The fictional ship has also appeared on many videogames set in the Macross universe. In February 2009, the special event Macross: The Super Dimension Space Launching Ceremony was held in Akihabara to celebrate the fictional launch date of the SDF-1. During the event, the toy manufacturer Yamato displayed the prototype for a 1/2000 scale replica toy of the SDF-1. In both the fictional Macross and Robotech continuities, a massive alien spaceship, 1210 meters (3,970 feet) long, crashes onto an unsuspecting Earth in the year 1999, on an island in the Pacific Ocean. In Macross, the island is called South Ataria Island, and is located at the extreme end of the "Ogasawara
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    USS Intrepid

    Three USS Intrepid starships appear in the Star Trek television franchise: a 23rd century starship from Star Trek: The Original Seriess "The Immunity Syndrome", a 24th century starship mentioned in Star Trek: The Next Generations "Sins of the Father" and "Redemption, Part I", and a 24th century starship mentioned in Star Trek: Nemesis. Additionally, an Intrepid, without the "USS" prefix, appears in Star Trek: Enterprises "The Expanse", "Twilight", and "Storm Front, Part II". The ship is commanded by Captain Ramirez. The USS Intrepid, crewed exclusively by Vulcans, is destroyed by a gigantic space-faring amoeba near the Gamma 7A System in "The Immunity Syndrome". This ship is not seen on-screen, but The Star Trek Encyclopedia identifies it as a ''Constitution''-class ship with the registry NCC-1831. According to "Redemption, Part I", the ''Excelsior''-class USS Intrepid was the first starship to respond to the distress call from the Klingon Khitomer outpost. The crew rescued Worf, one of only two survivors of the attack, who was later adopted by enlisted crewman Sergey Rozhenko and his wife. The Star Trek Encyclopedia gives its registry as NCC-38907. Intrepid
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    Batmobile

    Batmobile

    The Batmobile ( /ˈbætməˌbiːl/) is the automobile of DC Comics superhero Batman. The car has evolved along with the character from comic books to television and films. Kept in the Batcave, which it accesses through a hidden entrance, the Batmobile is a gadget-laden vehicle used by Batman in his crime-fighting activities. It is, in most incarnations, the primary vehicle of the Dark Knight. Batman first drove the Batmobile in Detective Comics #27 (May, 1939). A sedan, the vehicle was simply referred to as "his car". It soon began featuring an increasingly prominent bat motif, typically including distinctive wing-shaped tailfins. In the early stages of Batman's career, he modified it with armor and technologically advanced automotive customization and turned the Batmobile into a sleek street machine. The Batmobile has gone through numerous incarnations, and as state-of-the-art technology has continued to advance, the vehicle has had to change to stay a step ahead of real-life cutting edge advances. The vehicle that became the Batmobile was introduced in Detective Comics #27, the first Batman story. Originally, the vehicle was a simple red convertible with nothing special in its
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    Bracelet

    Bracelet

    • Possessed By: Sailor Iron Mouse
    A bracelet is an article of jewelry that is worn around the wrist. When it is worn around the ankle it is called an ankle bracelet or anklet. A boot bracelet is used to decorate boots. Bracelets can be manufactured from metal, leather, cloth, plastic or other materials and sometimes contain jewels, rocks, wood, and/or shells. Bracelets are also used for medical and identification purposes, such as allergy bracelets and hospital patient-identification tags. Although the term armlet may be technically similar, it is taken to mean an item that sits on the upper shoulder: an arm ring. The origin of the term 'bracelet' is from the Greek 'brachile' meaning 'of the arm', via the Old French 'barcel'. A bracelet is also a small brace or bracer (an arm-guard used by archers). The history of Egyptian bracelets is as old as 5000 BCE. Starting with materials like bones, stones and woods to serve religious and spiritual interests. From the National Geographic Society, the Scarab Bracelet is one of the most recognized symbols of ancient Egypt. The scarab represented rebirth and regeneration. Carved scarabs were worn as jewelry and wrapped into the linen bandages of mummies. Myth told of the
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    Minerva class battleship

    The Minerva-class battleship is a fictional ship class from the Cosmic Era timeline of the anime Gundam metaseries. It is a naval space vessel used by ZAFT. The first ship of the class, Minerva, carries the hull classification code LHM-BB01, designating it as both a transatmospheric mobile assault ship (like the Archangel) and a battleship, the first such craft commissioned by ZAFT during the postwar era. The Minerva is heavily armored and armed with two twin-barrel XM47 "Tristan" beam cannons, one three-gun M10 "Isolde" 420 mm (16.54 in) projectile cannon turret, numerous missile launchers, and a single QZX-1 "Tannhäuser" positron beam cannon. She was designed with the ability to deploy the ZGMF-X56S Impulse Gundam. Despite being heavily armored and her advanced ordnance, the Minerva has an exploitable weakness. Aside from her hull armor, Minerva has virtually no defensive or counter measures to protect her underside leaving her quite vulnerable to attacks from below. Another weakpoint is the Tannhäuser cannon. If the Tannhäuser is attacked when it's about to open fire (charged), it will overload and explode, causing serious damage to the Minerva. While designed to be superior to
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    Scepter of Darkness

    Scepter of Darkness

    • Possessed By: Rouge the Bat
    • Featured in Fictional Universe: SEGA Universe
    The Scepter of Darkness (闇の帳 Yami no Tobari) is a staff-like object from Sonic the Hedgehog. Developed during the Solaris Project as an emergency measure, it is used as a means of containing Mephiles the Dark, one of the component consciousnesses of Solaris.
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    Tom Riddle's diary

    Tom Riddle's diary

    • Possessed By: Lord Voldemort
    • Created By: Lord Voldemort
    • Featured in Fictional Universe: Harry Potter
    Tom Riddle's diary is a fictional magical object that appears in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. It initially appears to be a magical diary that, if one writes in, Tom Riddle, a student at Hogwarts fifty years ago, writes back. By the end of the novel it is revealed that Tom Riddle is in fact Voldemort, and that the diary is a powerful artifact associated with him. In Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince similar objects to the diary are revealed. Unknown to Harry and his friends, the young Tom Riddle became Lord Voldemort. Fifty years ago, he opened the Chamber of Secrets and attacks on Hogwarts students began. Hagrid, a student at the time, was accused and expelled. Because it was unsafe to open the Chamber again while a suspicious Albus Dumbledore kept an eye on him, Riddle created the diary, sealing a part of his sixteen-year-old self into it. Voldemort entrusted the dangerous book to Death Eater Lucius Malfoy shortly before his downfall. Years later, Malfoy slipped it to the innocent Ginny Weasley by surreptitiously hiding it within her Transfiguration book, in order to discredit her father, Arthur Weasley, and Dumbledore. Ginny pours out her soul to the diary
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    DeLorean time machine

    DeLorean time machine

    • Possessed By: Emmett Brown
    • Created By: Emmett Brown
    • Featured in Fictional Universe: Back to the Future
    The DeLorean time machine is a fictional automobile-based time travel device featured in the Back to the Future trilogy. In the feature film series, Dr. Emmett "Doc" Brown builds a time machine from a DeLorean DMC-12 with the intent of gaining insights into history and the future but instead winds up using it to travel across 130 years of Hill Valley history (from 1885 to 2015) undoing the negative effects of time travel. One of the cars used in filming is currently on display in the Studio Tour at Universal Studios Hollywood. The operation of the DeLorean time machine is consistent throughout all three films. The operator sits inside the DeLorean, (except for the first time, when a remote control is used), and turns on the time circuits, activating a unit containing multiple fourteen and seven-segment displays that show the destination, present, and last-departed dates and times. After entering a target date, the operator accelerates the car to 88 miles per hour (141.6 km/h), which activates the flux capacitor. As it accelerates, several rails around the body of the car glow blue. Surrounded by large sparks, the whole car vanishes in a flash of blue light seconds later, leaving a
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    Greave

    Greave

    • Featured in Fictional Universe: The Sacred Band of Stepsons universe
    A greave (from the Old French "shin, shin armour" from the Arabic jaurab, meaning stocking) is a piece of armour that protects the leg. Often in matched pairs (a pair of greaves), greaves may be constructed of materials ranging from padded cloth to steel plate. Some designs protect only the lower leg (a half-greave) or extend upwards to protect the thigh. Greaves are most commonly found in the armor of heavy infantry, usually from ancient times. Greek hoplites wore a bronze greave on each leg. Triarii, the better equipped soldiers of the pre-Marian Roman Republic, wore greaves on both shins reminiscent of the Ancient Greeks. Principes and hastati often only wore one greave (on their left leg) or none. The Roman Centurions wore altered greaves from the standard Roman uniform. Later Imperial legionnaires did not wear greaves, except for the centurions who retained them. In the Middle Ages, greaves eventually developed to protect the back of the legs as well and these were called full greaves (the style which only covered the front became known as half-greaves or demi-greaves). Greaves are also mentioned in the Old Testament identifying an article of armor worn by the giant Goliath (1
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    Izumo class battleship

    This article is about a fictional ship class from the Cosmic Era timeline of the anime Gundam metaseries. The Izumo-class battleships are powerful warships of the Orb Union. Elements of their design were also used in the construction of the Earth Alliance's ''Archangel'' class assault ship, including their extremely powerful armament of "Lohengrin" positron blaster cannons and "Gottfried Mk. 71" dual beam cannons. One feature that remained unique to the Izumo class battleships, however, was their modular design; this allowed them to jettison the forward and rear modules (which contain most of the weaponry) and replace them with a separate forward module for atmospheric reentry and launching back into space, where the weapon modules would then be recovered. The Izumo class was developed by the Orb Union as a heavily-armed space battleship. Armed with large beam cannons, she was also among the first spaceships equipped with positron cannons; furthermore, she also has large hangar facilities inside. At least four Izumo class ships were built: Izumo, Kusanagi, Susanoo, and Tsukumiya. Izumo was used by the Sahaku family, while the Kusanagi was commanded by Cagalli Yula Athha and
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    Scale armour

    Scale armour

    • Featured in Fictional Universe: The Sacred Band of Stepsons universe
    Scale armour is an early form of armour consisting of many individual small armour scales (plates) of various shapes attached to each other and to a backing of cloth or leather in overlapping rows. Scale armour was worn by warriors of many different cultures as well as their horses. The material used to make the scales varied and included bronze, iron, rawhide, leather, cuir bouilli, seeds, and horn. The variations are primarily the result of material availability. Scale armour is armour in which the individual scales are sewn or laced to a backing by one or more edges and arranged in overlapping rows resembling the scales of a fish/reptile or roofing tiles. Lorica squamata is an ancient Roman armour of this type and gyorin kozane is the Japanese (samurai) name for this type of scale armour. Other types of armours made from individual scales but constructed in a different manner have their own separate names such as lamellar armour where the individual scales are perforated on several or all edges and lashed tightly to each other in straight ridged rows and do not need to be attached to a backing. The Romans also had a variant called lorica plumata in which the scales were
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    Vosgulov class submarine

    This article is about a fictional ship class from the Cosmic Era timeline of the anime Gundam metaseries. The Vosgulov-class submarine is a ZAFT naval mobile suit carrier submarine, which gave the ZAFT forces based on Earth the complete control of the seas. Though it is armed with anti-air missile and torpedo, its main weapons are the mobile suits it carries. Typically, its 3 vertical linear catapults are used to launch AMF-101 DINN aerial combat mobile suits, and the four underwater catapults (which function like oversize torpedo tubes) can each launch two UMF-4A GOOhN or UMF-5 ZnO amphibious mobile suits. During the Earth Alliance ship ''Archangel'''s journey to JOSH-A, the Earth Alliance HQ, one such submarine, under the command of Marco Morassim, attacked the EA ship several times before being destroyed. Another Vosgulov-class, the Cousteau, was assigned to the Zala team as its base of operation during its pursuit of the ''Archangel''. During ZAFT's Operation Spit Break, many Vosgulov-class submarines were deployed from ZAFT's Carpentaria base to Alsaka for the assault on JOSH-A. In CE 73, the Vosgulov-class Nyiragongo was assigned to escort the ''Minerva'' in its attack
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    Magic item

    Magic item

    Magic in fiction is the endowing of fictional characters or objects with magical powers. Such magic often serves as a plot device, the source of magical artifacts and their quests. Magic has long been a component of fantasy fiction, where it has been a mainstay from the days of Homer and Apuleius, down through the tales of the Holy Grail, Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene, and to more contemporary authors from J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis to Ursula K. Le Guin, Robert Jordan, J.K. Rowling or Mercedes Lackey. Within a work of fantasy, magic can function to move the plot forward, providing both power for the hero of the story and power for those who oppose him/her. The use of magic is often transformative of the character, if not the world. In order to carry out this function, magic often carries a price, equal to its value. (See Limits to magic) Historically, many writers who have written about fictional magicians, and many readers of such works, have believed that such magic is possible – in William Shakespeare's time, witches like the Weird Sisters in Macbeth and wizards like Prospero in The Tempest (or Doctor Faustus in Christopher Marlowe's play) were widely considered to be
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    Soviet submarine Red October

    Soviet submarine Red October

    • Featured in Fictional Universe: Ryanverse
    Red October (Russian: Красный Октябрь, "Krasniy Oktyabr" ) is a fictitious modified Typhoon class submarine in the Tom Clancy novel The Hunt for Red October and the film that followed. She was built with a revolutionary stealth propulsion system called a "caterpillar drive", which is described as a pump-jet system in the book. In the film however, it is shown as being a magnetohydrodynamic drive. The drama of the story partially centers around the dual capabilities of this submarine. As a submarine of the Typhoon class, it carries many ballistic missiles armed with nuclear warheads. With a stealthy propulsion unit, it can no longer be detected by NATO naval vessels. As described in both the book and the film, these capabilities combine to create a horrific weapon, whereby the submarine could easily reach the coastal waters of a city, like Washington DC, fire its missiles, and destroy key targets before any government or military leaders could order a counterattack. One interpretation, as offered in the film and book, is that this submarine's existence is for one purpose: not as a deterrent to an American attack on the Soviet Union, but solely as a weapon of first strike. It thus
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    Stargate

    • Featured in Fictional Universe: Stargate
    A Stargate is a portal device within the Stargate fictional universe that allows practical, rapid travel between two distant locations. The devices first appear in the 1994 Roland Emmerich film Stargate, and thereafter in the television series Stargate SG-1 and related direct-to-DVD movies, Stargate Atlantis and Stargate Universe. In these productions the Stargate functions as a plot generator, allowing the main characters to visit alien planets without the need for spaceships or any other type of technology. As space and time are relative, a person traveling through the Stargate may feel as though he or she is traveling for long periods of time while persons outside the Stargate would see instant travel. In one of the earlier episodes, Col. Jack O'Neil made a comment about it feeling like it took forever to travel through the wormhole. This sensation of lasting forever was later removed from the show. Within the Stargate fictional universe, Stargates are large rings composed of a fictional superconductive mineral called "naqahdah". Each Stargate has nine points (chevrons) spaced equally around its circumference which are used to determine the address being dialed. On the inner
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    Sun Crusher

    • Featured in Fictional Universe: Star Wars
    The Sun Crusher is a prototype superweapon from the fictional Star Wars universe and probably the most powerful weapon ever constructed by the Empire. It first appeared in the Jedi Academy Trilogy by Kevin J. Anderson when Han Solo was captured by Moruth Doole, overseer of Kessel. There Solo met a young man named Kyp Durron, who helped Solo to escape the spice mines where they were being held prisoner, and steal a ship. He was forced into the Maw, where only the latent Force abilities of Kyp Durron, partially schooled by Vima-Da-Boda, enabled them to navigate safely to the center of the cluster of black holes. Unfortunately, they had stumbled upon a long secret Imperial base (the Maw Installation), where they were immediately taken prisoner again, this time by Admiral Daala. The scientist who designed the Sun Crusher, and much of the original Death Star, Qwi Xux, learned that Solo had been on the Death Star and interrogated him on the experience. Solo managed to break through her naivete, and convince her of the Empire's intrinsic evil. Convinced, she aided them in their escape - taking her newest project with them. Their escape did not go unopposed, but the Sun Crusher was so
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    Toyota 2000GT

    Toyota 2000GT

    • Possessed By: Sailor Uranus
    The Toyota 2000GT is a limited-production, front-engine, rear-wheel drive, two-seat, hardtop coupé grand tourer designed by Toyota in collaboration with Yamaha. First displayed to the public at the Tokyo Motor Show in 1965, the 2000GT was manufactured under contract by Yamaha between 1967 and 1970. In Japan, it was exclusive to Toyota's Japanese retail sales channel called Toyota Store. The 2000GT revolutionized the automotive world's view of Japan. The 2000GT demonstrated that Japanese auto manufacturers could produce a sports car to rival those of Europe, in contrast to Japan's image at the time as a producer of imitative and stodgily practical vehicles. Reviewing a pre-production 2000GT in 1967, Road & Track magazine summed up the car as "one of the most exciting and enjoyable cars we've driven", and compared it favorably to the Porsche 911. Today, the 2000GT is seen as the first seriously collectible Japanese car and the first "Japanese supercar". Examples of the 2000GT have sold at auction for as much as US$375,000. Much of the work was done by Yamaha, which in addition to its wide product range of the time also did much work for other Japanese manufacturers. Many credit the
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    USS Remembrance

    USS Remembrance was a fictional ship in the Timeline-191 alternate history books written by Harry Turtledove. Its name is derived from the remembrance of the humiliating defeat which the US in this timeliene suffered in 1881, a memory cultivated in the following decades in hope and expectation of revenge upon the Confederates as well as upon the British and Canadians. The Remembrance was commissioned immediately after the Great War, built on the hull of an uncompleted 'ocean monitor' (a project that was cancelled by the War Department). The ship was state of the art with good weapons and a complement of three dozen fighter planes. In 1920–21 she aided the Irish government in putting down a British-backed uprising in Ulster, demonstrating to the world what aircraft carriers were capable of. During the 1920s under Socialist President Upton Sinclair, the Remembrance languished in Boston Navy Yard before being sent to the Pacific in 1928. Thereafter the ship played a more important role in naval history. She was nearly sunk in 1932 by a Japanese submarine while patrolling the Canadian coastline against Japanese smugglers. This incident and Japan's covert support for Canadian rebels
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    1-up Mushroom

    1-up Mushroom

    • Featured in Fictional Universe: Nintendo Universe
    1-up Mushrooms are common items that appear in the Super Mario Bros. games. These mushrooms have green caps with white spots (originally orange caps with green spots). When Mario picks up one of these mushrooms, he will be given an extra try to beat the level (also known in video game terms as a 1-up). These mushrooms appear in frequent Mario games, and are used for the same purpose in each game. They have also become used to represent advancement or gain in computer pop culture. The sound the game makes when Mario grabs the 1-up Mushroom has also become entrenched in pop culture, referenced by video-game players, alongside the sound made when Link picks up an item in a Zelda game. The 1-up Mushroom has also accumulated another connotation since the dominance of next-gen consoles like the PlayStation and the Xbox. It has come to represent identification with old school video gamers, a category of gamers who disavow the mainstreaming characteristics of next-generation game designers, licensors, and distributers, who have been accused of ignoring the fan base for the masses. Thus, the 1-up Mushroom is now part of an 8/16-bit lexicon that illustrates disapproval and resistance
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    Chivvay-Class Heavy Cruiser

    In the fictional Gundam universe, the Chivvay class was a ship developed by the Zeon to help protect convoys and perform miscellaneous tasks. It was often used to serve as a flagship in a battle group. It is equipped with two triple barreled beam turrets, multiple twin barreled anti-air batteries and several missile launchers, but originally was not designed to carry mobile suits. However, its size was sufficient that its cargo bays could be, and usually were, easily converted to mobile suit hangars. A handful of these vessels were remade into Tivvay class heavy cruisers, and some of the Chivvay class vessels were refitted for use by Zeon/Neo Zeon space attack commanders. The class proved itself useful, but in the end the Zeon drive for ships with mobile suit capacity resulted in the discontinuation of the class.
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    Citadel of Lemuria

    Citadel of Lemuria

    • Possessed By: Chiara, Evening Star
    • Featured in Fictional Universe: The Sacred Band of Stepsons universe
    Citadel of Lemuria is a military location fictional setting, as well as a fictional object in the Sacred Band of Stepsons universe. The Citadel of Lemuria is a walled fortress containing the administrative, military, and political centers of Lemuria. As with other such citadels, although there is an ancillary town that has grown up beyond the citadel's walls, all activities, goods and services necessary to Lemuria's continuance are within the citadel, which is the center of the walled city of Lemuria.
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    Deep Space Nine

    • Featured in Fictional Universe: Star Trek
    Deep Space Nine (DS9; also known as Terok Nor) is a fictitious space station, and is the eponymous primary setting of the science fiction television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. It serves as a base for the exploration of the Gamma Quadrant via the Bajoran wormhole, and is a hub of trade and travel for the sector's denizens. It is run by a joint crew of Starfleet and Bajoran officers, and it is the home port of a number of Starfleet runabouts, as well as the starship USS Defiant. Deep Space Nine, over a kilometer in diameter, is composed of a broad outer docking ring; an inner habitat ring containing residences; and a central core containing the promenade, the fusion reactors, and the operations center, known as "Ops". Three sets of docking pylons sweep up and down equidistantly around the docking ring, defining a spherical shape. It is of identical design to another Cardassian station, Empok Nor. In its series-long position at the mouth of the wormhole, the station is three hours away from Bajor by shuttle by one account, but five hours from another though it would appear that the journey could be completed in a much shorter length of time if necessary, by engaging warp
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    The Cursed Videotape

    The Cursed Videotape

    The Cursed Videotape is a fictional item in the Ring cycle series of books and films. Seemingly a normal home-recorded videotape, the tape carries a curse that will kill anyone who watches it, within seven days (thirteen days in the television series). In the earlier Japanese films, it is explained as a traditional curse, though given a far greater explanation in later films and in the novels. The American and Korean versions largely follow that of the earlier Japanese explanations. In the original Japanese series, the tape is initially created by Sadako Yamamura. In the later Korean and American remakes, the tapes are created by Park Eun-Suh and Samara Morgan, respectively. The videos are a series of jumbled images, often grotesque. The Japanese, Korean and American film versions all differ in the particular images, but have the same final image of a well and similarly disturbing effect. In the American movies, soon after the video is watched, the nearest telephone will ring and, when the watcher answers, a voice will declare, "Seven days," before hanging up. Video files of the Sadako and Samara videos can be watched on the DVD releases. In the Japanese film, the method of death
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    Brainship

    A brainship is a fictional concept of an interstellar starship. A brainship is made by inserting the disembodied brain and nervous system of a human being into a life-support system, and connecting it surgically to a series of computers via delicate synaptic connections (a Brain-computer interface.) The brain "feels" the ship (or any other connected peripherals) as part of its own body. Flying, taking off, landing, and controlling all the other features of the ship are as natural as moving, breathing and talking are to an ordinary human. Being wired into a computer speeds their reactions, but still allows their human brains to make intelligent decisions based on calculations. 1961 - The Ship Who Sang, by Anne McCaffrey. The brainship was popularized in this short story about the brainship Helva. However, McCaffrey cited as her inspiration an earlier story. She says, I remember reading a story about a woman searching for her son's brain, it had been used for an autopilot on an ore ship and she wanted to find it and give it surcease. And I thought what if severely disabled people were given a chance to become starships? So that's how The Ship Who Sang was born. — Anne McCaffrey, Anne
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    Class M planet

    Class M planet

    Class M, from the Vulcan term "Minshara," is a fictional classification for planets and planetoids in the Star Trek science fiction media franchise. Their atmospheres are composed of nitrogen and oxygen and have an abundance of liquid water necessary for carbon-based life to exist. Extensive plant and animal life often flourishes; often, a sentient race is also present. Earth is a textbook example of a Class M world; other Class M planets that appear throughout the franchise include Vulcan, Cardassia Prime, Bajor, Betazed, Romulus, Ferenginar, and Qo'noS. In fiction, Class M planets are similar to those suggested to be found in the real-world astronomical theory of life supporting planets found within the habitable zone (HZ), sometimes also referred to as the 'Goldilocks' zone. The Earth Similarity Index, a scale used in planetary science, includes within its classification of habitable planets (hClass) a "Class M", where the "M" stands for mesoplanet (not to be confused with Asimov's mesoplanet proposal), i. e., a planet with moderate (as necessary for liquid water) temperatures, more technically speaking: the thermal surface requirements necessary to support complex
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    Mournblade

    • Possessed By: Yyrkoon
    • Featured in Fictional Universe: Eternal Champion Multiverse
    Mournblade is the twin of Elric of Melnibonᅢᄅ's vampiric runeblade, Stormbringer. The swords are creatures of Chaos in Michael Moorcock's Elric book series and were found in an alternate dimension by Elric and his evil cousin Yyrkoon. Mournblade only made brief appearances in the series. Like Stormbringer, Mournblade is a great sentient black sword with runes carved into the blade, and possesses the ability to steal the souls of those it slays, in turn increasing the strength of its wielder. In Elric of Melnibonᅢᄅ, Elric and Yyrkoon find the runeblades in a realm of Limbo and commence battle. Elric and Stormbringer disarm Yyrkoon, and Mournblade disappears. Yyrkoon is defeated, and Elric and his cousin return to Imrryr. In The Weird of the White Wolf, Elric returns to Imrryr after a long journey and confronts Yyrkoon, who usurped the throne in his absence. Yyrkoon has regained Mournblade through unknown means and uses it to attack. Elric and Stormbringer kill Yyrkoon, and no further mention is made of Mournblade. All of Imrryr is destroyed by invading forces, so it seems that Mournblade shares the city's fate. In Stormbringer, Elric learns that the representatives of Fate, which
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    Ra Cailum class battleship

    In the fictional Gundam universe, the Ra Cailum (sometimes spelled Lar Kairum, both pronounced Rock-eye-loom, first of its eponymous class) was the last battleship line commissioned by the Earth Federation. The class was designed to both excel in conventional ship-to-ship battles and support mobile warfare, incorporating 2 launch catapults for a maximum of 8 mobile suits. The class has 4 duel-barrel main beam turrets, 22 secondary anti-aircraft guns, and six missile launcher tubes. The class also has eight engines and a pair of cooling fins to help improve fuel consumption and increase speed. In design, the Ra Cailum class owed a great deal to the previous Irish-class battleship and the Alexandria-class heavy cruiser. Very little design legacy remained from the old, mothballed Magellan-class ships. The Ra Cailum also served as a model for the Federation's Clop-class cruisers, which were constructed around the same time as the Ra Cailum class. The Ra Cailum-class battleship was one of the largest and most powerful warships ever launched by the EFSF, and remained in service until the last days of the Federation. The first Ra Cailum-class battleship, the Ra Cailum, debuted in U.C.0093
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    USS Republic

    In the Star Trek fictional universe, the USS Republic (NCC-1371) was a starship in service in the mid-23rd century. As an ensign, James T. Kirk was posted to the Republic for advanced training. He served with his friend Ben Finney. Finney made the mistake of leaving a reactor circuit open, which might have destroyed the entire ship if left open. Kirk found the open circuit, and logged the error. As a result, Finney was denied promotion, and did not advance through the ranks as fast as Kirk. Finney blamed Kirk for many years, and eventually suffered a mental breakdown. By the mid-24th century, the Republic was a training vessel for Starfleet Academy. By the time of the Dominion War, the vessel had not left the Sol system in over 50 years. It is debatable whether or not this was the same Republic on which Captain Kirk served, or if this ship was named in honor of that vessel. Kirk's service as an ensign on the Republic is contradicted by dialogue in the original series episode "Obsession," which establishes he served on the Farragut upon leaving the academy. It is likely the DS9 reference was intended to imply the Republic had always been the same ship, and even a training
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    USS Sea Tiger

    USS Sea Tiger was a fictional submarine presumably named for the barracuda. No vessel of the United States Navy has been given that name, but the 1959 movie Operation Petticoat, starring Cary Grant and Tony Curtis, and the short-lived 1977-1978 television series of the same name, were set aboard a fictional Sea Tiger. According to the movie's dialogue, Sea Tiger was commissioned in 1940. The name may come from the actual WWII-era submarine USS Sealion (SS-195), which like its film counterpart, was sunk at the pier at Cavite Navy Yard, the Philippines, on 10 December 1941 with the loss of 5 crewmembers. The Sea Tiger in the movie was portrayed by three different American Balao-class submarines:
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    Cerebro

    • Possessed By: Professor X
    In the Marvel Comics universe, Cerebro (Portuguese and Spanish for "brain") is a device that the X-Men (in particular, their leader, Professor Charles Xavier) use to detect humans, specifically mutants. It was created by Xavier and Magneto, and was later enhanced by Dr. Hank McCoy. The current version of Cerebro is called Cerebra, to be distinguished from the character of the same name. Cerebro first appeared in X-Men (vol 1) #7 (1964). Cerebro amplifies the brainwaves of the user. In the case of telepaths, it enables the user to detect traces of others worldwide, also able to distinguish between humans and mutants. Depictions of its inherent strength have been inconsistent; at times in the storylines it could detect mutated aliens outside of the planet, when at others it could only scan for mutants' signatures in the United States. It is not clear whether it finds mutants by the power signature they send out when they use their powers or by the presence of the X-gene in their body; both methods have been used throughout the comics. Using Cerebro can be extremely dangerous, and telepaths without well-trained, disciplined minds put themselves at great risk when attempting to use it.
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    Dental braces

    Dental braces

    • Possessed By: Sharon Spitz
    Dental braces (also known as orthodontic braces, or simply braces) are devices used in orthodontics that align and straighten teeth and help to position them with regard to a person's bite, while also working to improve dental health. They are often used to correct underbites, as well as malocclusions, overbites, cross bites, open bites, deep bites, crooked teeth, and various other flaws of the teeth and jaw. Braces can be either cosmetic or structural. Dental braces are often used in conjunction with other orthodontic appliances to help widen the palate or jaws and to otherwise assist in shaping the teeth and jaws. According to many scholars and historians, braces date back to ancient times. Around 400-300 BC, Hippocrates and Aristotle contemplated about ways to straighten teeth and to fix various dental conditions. Archaeologists have come to discover numerous mummified ancient individuals with the appearance of metal bands wrapped around their teeth. It has been perceived that catgut, a type of cord made from the natural fibers of an animal's intestines, did the work that is done by today’s orthodontic wire used to close gaps in the teeth and mouth. The Etruscans, contemporaries
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    Trôs horses

    Trôs horses

    • Possessed By: Abarsis
    • Created By: Trôs, founder of Troy
    • Featured in Fictional Universe: The Sacred Band of Stepsons universe
    Tros horses are the Sacred Band's preferred warhorses in the Sacred Band of Stepsons fictional universe and the Thieves' World shared fictional universe. Tros horses were first bred by Tros, founder of Troy, and consider to be the best horses in the ancient world. As such, they figure in the Iliad and Greek mythology. On Tempus's request, Abarsis, Slaughter Priest, sends him a Tros horse from Abarsis's farm in Syr. When Tempus's first Tros stallion is killed in a Sanctuary skirmish, Abarsis personally brings Tempus a replacement. This stallion later becomes the foundation sire of the Sacred Band of Stepsons warhorse breeding program. Tros horses can share the god-given speed of any more-than-mortal rider. They are trained as man-killers although, in the Sacred Band of Stepsons, they are not fed on human flesh as Diomedes fed those he stole from Heracles. In the Janet Morris story, "A Man and His God," (1981) when Abarsis is killed, Tempus inherits a second Tros horse, whose care he gives to Jihan. Tros horse intelligence, speed and stamina make them highly prized by cavalrymen. Tros horses may question their owners decisions; they sometimes know the future and prompt their riders as to the safest course of action. Many Tros foals are born black and turn progressively grayer with age, until they are white. Tempus allows Niko to breed his Askelonian mare to Tempus's Tros, and the resulting foal is born at the beginning of Janet Morris's novel, "Beyond Wizardwall" (1986). Owning a Tros colt becomes Lysis the Theban's fondest desire in "The Sacred Band" (Janet Morris, Chris Morris; 2010).
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    Kull disruptor

    • Featured in Fictional Universe: Stargate
    In the fictional Stargate universe, the Kull Disruptor is the only known energy weapon capable of disabling a Kull Warrior, Anubis's genetically-engineered super-soldier. The technology may be mounted on a number of different projectile weapons, including a Tok'ra Transphase Eradication Rod, which was used as a prototype for the Kull Disruptor, and an Earth-made FN P90. In some cases, such as that of the P90, the user may fire both standard rounds and the blue Kull Disruptor blasts simultaneously. The disruptor technology is based on the same Ancient Healing Device that Anubis used to animate the super-soldiers. Doctors Daniel Jackson and Bill Lee located the original Ancient device in Central America, allowing Earth and the Tok'ra to develop the disruptor weapon. The project was led by Jacob and Samantha Carter, who were barely able to complete the new technology before the Kull Warriors stormed the research lab. The prototype weapon was only partially effective, usually requiring at least two shots to bring down one of the super-soldiers, though it is evident that the technology had been refined later on. In more recent episodes, Kull Warriors have been brought down by just
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    Musai-Class Light Cruiser

    In the Gundam (Universal Century) fictional universe, the Principality of Zeon Musai-Class Light Cruiser was the first warship designed to carry mobile suits. It carried a "Komusai" landing capsule that could (and often did) carry additional mobile suits. There were several models of the Musai produced during the war: The original Musai-Class Light Cruiser variant carried five MS-05 Zaku Is or MS-06 Zaku IIs mobile suits and supported them with a battery of three mega particle cannon turrets. This is the version seen most frequently during the One Year War. Earth Federation soldiers referred to this style of carrying as "three in the back and two under the hood." Using the Komusai pod bays to carry operational mobile suits (rather than for their initial purpose of carrying the mobile suits to the surface of the Earth) brought the mobile suit carrying capacity of the Musai up almost to the same standard as the much larger EFSF Pegasus-Class Assault Carrier. The standard Musai had three mobile suit catapults mounted on the upper port, upper starboard and lower faces of its hexagonal mobile suit hangar. Char Aznable commanded a modified Musai I with a helmet-shaped command bridge (the
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    Musaka class

    In the fictional Gundam Universe, at the outbreak of the Second Neo-Zeon War in UC0093, the fleet under Char's command was almost exclusively composed of Musaka class vessels. Fast and agile, these ships served the Neo-Zeon cause well, seeing action in all major conflict in Char's Counterattack. The Musaka itself seems to be based on the old Musai design of previous Zeon fleets. The Musaka's have ten thrusters, mounted on two rear fins, cooling fins to help improve fuel consumption, dual launch catapults for its Mobile Suit squads, and at least 12 secondary anti-aircraft gun mounted on the main body of the ship, beginning about midway down the ship and continuing to the aft. Unlike other designs, Musaka class's catapults are tilted at an angle. The Neo-Zeon fleet was composed of eleven Musaka class vessels and Char's flagship, the Rewloola. These ships performed exceptionally well in the fight against the Federation's Londo Bell task force, but they lacked the fire power and numbers to be effective against the Federation as a whole. Those ships that survived the fight were ultimately scrapped when the Zeon rejoined the Federation in UC0099.
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    Argama class cruiser

    In the anime Zeta Gundam, the Argama (first of the Argama class), Captain Bright Noah's flagship, is a successor to the original Pegasus-class mobile suit carrier. To that end, the ship is designed to be a mobile suit carrier, and serves as the flagship for the Anti-Earth Union Group (AEUG), which fought the Titans and later the Neo-Zeon. Argama carries five main guns, a heavy Mega Beam Cannon and two twin beam guns, as well as six mobile suits which launched on two catapults. It was heavily damaged and finally taken out of service by the AEUG late in Zeta Gundam's sequel, Gundam ZZ, and was replaced by the Nahel Argama. The Argama class entered service in UC 0087, as the war between the Titans and the Anti Earth Union Group (AEUG) began to pick up. They were designed as successors to the Pegasus class ships, incorporating firepower and mobile suit capacity into one ship. Two Argama class vessels are known to have been built, the Argama and the Pegasus III, named in tribute to the Pegasus class. During the first Neo Zeon war, Argama saw several modifications to its weapons and body. After returning to the La Vie en Rose the ship received a more powerful mega particle canon and
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    Bifröst

    Bifröst

    In Norse mythology, Bifröst (or sometimes Bilröst) is a burning rainbow bridge that reaches between Midgard (the world) and Asgard, the realm of the gods. The bridge is attested as Bilröst in the Poetic Edda; compiled in the 13th century from earlier traditional sources, and as Bifröst in the Prose Edda; written in the 13th century by Snorri Sturluson, and in the poetry of skalds. Both the Poetic Edda and the Prose Edda alternately refer to the bridge as Asbrú (Old Norse "Æsir's bridge"). According to the Prose Edda, the bridge ends in heaven at Himinbjörg, the residence of the god Heimdallr, who guards it from the jötnar. The bridge's destruction at Ragnarök by the forces of Muspell is foretold. Scholars have proposed that the bridge may have originally represented the Milky Way and have noted parallels between the bridge and another bridge in Norse mythology, Gjallarbrú. Scholar Andy Orchard posits that Bifröst may mean "shimmering path." He notes that the first element of Bilröst—bil (meaning "a moment")—"suggests the fleeting nature of the rainbow," which he connects to the first element of Bifröst—the Old Norse verb bifa (meaning "to shimmer" or "to shake")—noting that the
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    Cannabis

    Cannabis

    • Possessed By: Iatros
    • Featured in Fictional Universe: Thieves' World fictional shared universe
    Cannabis (/ˈkænəbɪs/; Cán-na-bis) is a genus of flowering plants that includes three putative varieties, Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, and Cannabis ruderalis. These three taxa are indigenous to Central Asia, and South Asia. Cannabis has long been used for fibre (hemp), for seed and seed oils, for medicinal purposes, and as a recreational drug. Industrial hemp products are made from Cannabis plants selected to produce an abundance of fiber. To satisfy the UN Narcotics Convention, some Cannabis strains have been bred to produce minimal levels of THC, the principal psychoactive constituent responsible for the "high" associated with marijuana. Marijuana consists of the dried flowers of Cannabis plants selectively bred to produce high levels of THC and other psychoactive cannabinoids. Various extracts including hashish and hash oil are also produced from the plant. The word cannabis is from Greek κάνναβις (kánnabis) (see Latin cannabis), which was originally Scythian or Thracian. It is related to the Persian kanab, the English canvas and possibly even to the English hemp (Old English hænep). In modern Hebrew, קַנַּבּוֹס qannabōs modern pronunciation: [kanaˈbos] is used but מַעֲלֶה
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    Crystal ball

    Crystal ball

    • Possessed By: Queen Beryl
    A crystal ball is a crystal or glass ball believed by some people to aid in the performance of clairvoyance. It is sometimes known as a shew stone. A body of water, either in a container or on the ground, used for this purpose, is called a scrying pool. The art or process of "seeing" is known as "scrying," whereby images are seen in crystals, or other media such as water, and are interpreted as meaningful information. The "information" gleaned then is used to make important decisions in one's life (i.e. love, marriage, finances, travel, business, etc.). By contrast, some professed seers say that they do not actually see images in the crystal itself, but rather that the featureless interior of the stone facilitates them in clearing their mind of distractions so that future truths or events will become known to them. When the technique of scrying is used with crystals, or any transparent body, it is known as crystallomancy or crystal gazing. Dr. John Dee (July 13, 1527 – 1608 or 1609) was a noted British mathematician, astronomer, astrologer, geographer, and consultant to Queen Elizabeth I. He also devoted much of his life to alchemy, divination, and Hermetic philosophy. He was known
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    Hauteclere

    Hauteclere (or Halteclere, or Hauteclaire, literally "High and neat") is the sword of Olivier, a character in the French epic "The Song of Roland". It is described as being of burnished steel, with a crystal embedded in a golden hilt.
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    Master Sword

    • Featured in Fictional Universe: Nintendo Universe
    The Master Sword (マスターソード, Masutā Sōdo) is a fictional magic sword from Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda series. Created by Shigeru Miyamoto, The Legend of Zelda is one of Nintendo's flagship game franchises, which sold over 47 million copies worldwide as of 2007. The series' enduring popularity has led to many incarnations of the Zelda story and of the Master Sword itself. It was first fully introduced in the third game in the series, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. The sword traditionally rests in sacrosanct locations indigenous to Hyrule, such as the Temple of Time or the Lost Woods. It is alternatively known as "The Blade of Evil's Bane". In the French versions of the games, the Master Sword has always been named after legendary sword Excalibur. In general, it acts as the ultimate weapon for the chief protagonist, Link. It has a tendency to either decrease in power between games, as in The Wind Waker and the Oracle series, needing to be "recharged" in some way, or increase in power during the games beyond its standard level, as in Twilight Princess and A Link to the Past. The sword also doubles as a key to the Sacred Realm. While it impedes evil's ability to act, its
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    Tricorder

    Tricorder

    • Featured in Fictional Universe: Star Trek
    In the fictional Star Trek universe, a tricorder is a multifunction hand-held device used for sensor scanning, data analysis, and recording data. Three primary variants of the tricorder are issued in Star Trek's Starfleet. The standard tricorder is a general-purpose device used primarily to scout unfamiliar areas, make detailed examination of living things, and record and review technical data. The medical tricorder is used by doctors to help diagnose diseases and collect bodily information about a patient; the key difference between this and a standard tricorder is a detachable hand-held high-resolution scanner stored in a compartment of the tricorder when not in use. The engineering tricorder is fine-tuned for starship engineering purposes. There are also many other lesser-used varieties of special-use tricorders. The word "tricorder" is a portmanteau of "tri-" and "recorder", referring to the device's three default scanning functions: GEO (geological), MET (meteorological), and BIO (biological). The tricorder of the 23rd century, as seen in Star Trek: The Original Series, is a black, rectangular device with a top-mounted rotating hood, two opening compartments and a shoulder
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    Whip

    Whip

    • Possessed By: Calaveras
    A whip is a tool traditionally used by humans to exert control over animals or other people, through pain compliance or fear of pain, although in some activities whips can be used without use of pain, such as an additional pressure aid in dressage. Whips are generally of two types, either a firm stick device designed to strike directly, or a flexible whip which must be swung in a specific manner to be effective, but has a longer reach. There are also whips which combine both a firm stick and a flexible line, such as hunting whips. The majority of whips are designed for use on animals, although whips such as the "cat o' nine tails" and knout were designed specifically for flagellation of humans as a means of a corporal punishment or torture. Whips can be used on oneself as part of a religious practice, or on consenting persons during BDSM activities. Whips were primarily designed to inflict pain, with the objective of obtaining pain compliance to the wishes of the user. In modern times, the pain stimulus is still used in some animal training, and is permitted in many fields, including most equestrianism disciplines, some of which mandate carrying a whip. The whip can be a vital tool
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    Repeating crossbow

    • Featured in Fictional Universe: The Sacred Band of Stepsons
    A repeating crossbow is a crossbow where the separate actions of stringing the bow, placing the bolt and shooting it can be accomplished with a simple one-handed movement while keeping the crossbow stationary. This allows a higher rate of fire than a normal crossbow: there is a magazine containing a number of bolts on top of the bow, and the mechanism is worked by moving a rectangular lever forward and backward. More complex ancient designs such as the Polybolos worked with a chain drive instead The Chinese repeating crossbow (Chinese: 諸葛弩; pinyin: zhūgě nǔ; Wade–Giles: chu-ke nu; literally "Zhuge crossbow"; sometimes romanized as "chu-ko-nu") is a device with a simple design. The bow string consisted of animal sinew twisted into a cord of suitable strength. Also known as the lián nǔ (simplified Chinese: 连弩; traditional Chinese: 連弩; literally "continuous crossbow"), the invention is commonly attributed to the strategist Zhuge Liang (181–234 AD) of the Three Kingdoms period, but those found in Tomb 47 at Qinjiazui, Hubei Province have been dated to the 4th century BC. Zhuge Liang improved the design of the repeating crossbow, and made a version which shot two to three bolts at once
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    Dolos-Class Heavy Carrier Ship

    In the fictional Mobile Suit Gundam universe, the Dolos-Class Heavy Carrier Ship are the product of the Principality of Zeon Supreme Commander Gihren Zabi and are the biggest ship of the One Year War and also the largest mobile suit carrier. Designed and built by Zeon to be the ultimate ace-in-the-hole space weapon, this ship has eight massive two-barrel mega particle cannon turrets, all of which are bigger than the ones mounted by the ''Gwazine'' class battleships. They also mount two double-barreled machine guns. However, its true purpose was to serve as a mobile launch pad for 182 mobile suit. Some of the drawbacks of these vessels are that they so large and cumbersome to maneuver that they were often used as semi-movable defensive structures during the One Year War. In addition, while their mobile suit capacity was tremendous, with only 7 launch bays it was time-consuming to launch them all. At least two of these vessels were built and both saw action in defense of the Zeon's space fortress A Baoa Qu. One of these ships, the Dorowa, was the mothership of Zeon ace pilot, Anavel Gato, and served at both the Battle of Solomon and the Battle of A Baoa Qu, before it was
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    Agamemnon class carrier

    This article is about a fictional ship class from the Cosmic Era timeline of the anime Gundam metaseries. The Agamemnon-class carrier is a large, wedge-shaped carrier that can carry up to twelve mobile armor or mobile suits and deploy them rapidly using the linear catapult on either edge of the ship. The Agamemnon class is the largest warship in the Earth Alliance and OMNI Enforcer until the development of the ''Archangel''-class assault ship. The wedge-shaped Agamemnon class carrier originally designed as mobile armor carrier for Earth Alliance's space fleet, primarily to carry TS-MA2 Moebius. Later, after development of mobile suits by Earth Alliance, she also carried GAT-01 Strike Dagger. For deploying mobile armor, she is equipped with two linear catapults on either edge of the ship. These catapults were also used by GAT-01 Strike Dagger when they were available. She also has extensive bridge facilities for service as a flagship. However, she only fitted two large twin-barrel beam gun as offensive weapon. In CE 73, the Agamemnon fleet has been heavily modified, with the formerly sleek wedge widened across the beam and split into a fork arrangement to accommodate the
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    Bo

    Bo

    • Possessed By: Gambit
    A bō (棒: ぼう) or kon (Chinese term), is a long staff weapon used in Okinawa and feudal Japan. Bō are typically around 1.8 m (5.9 ft) long and are now used in Japanese martial arts, in particular bōjutsu. Related staff weapons are the jō which is 1.212 m (47.7 in) long and the hanbo (half bō) which is 60.6 cm (23.9 in) long. The bō is usually made with hard wood, such as red or white oak, although bamboo has been used. The bō may be tapered in that it can be thicker in the center (chukon-bu) than at the ends (kontei) and usually round or circular (maru-bo). Older bō were round (maru-bo), square (kaku-bo), hexagon (rokkaku-bo) or octagon (hakkaku-bo). The average size of a bō is 6 shaku (around 6 ft (1.8 m)) but they can be a long as 9 ft (2.7 m) (kyu-shaku-bō) . A 6 ft (1.8 m) bō is sometimes called a rokushakubō (六尺棒: ろくしゃくぼう). This name derives from the Japanese words roku (六: ろく), meaning "six"; shaku (尺: しゃく); and bō. Shaku is a Japanese measurement equivalent to 30.3 centimeters (0.994 ft). Thus, rokushakubō refers to a staff about 6-shaku (1.82 m; 5.96 feet) long. The bō is typically 3 cm (1.25 inch) thick, sometimes gradually tapering from the middle (chukon-bu) to 2 cm
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    Carrack-class light cruiser

    The Carrack-class Light Cruiser is a starship from the fictional Star Wars Expanded Universe. It is a carrack that has been a part of the Imperial Starfleet since the earliest days of Palpatine's New Order; indeed they appear to have entered service as early as the Clone Wars. The Carrack-class is 350 meters long and armed with 10 heavy turbolasers, 20 ion cannons and 5 tractor beam projectors, and has a crew of around 1000. Some variants are equipped with 20 quad laser cannons in place of the 20 ion cannons; a modification designed to further improve the class' already formidable anti-starfighter capabilities (but at the cost of effectiveness in capital ship engagements). The standard Carrack possesses no hangar bay, but can be fitted with an external rack capable of carrying 5 TIE fighter- typically they are so outfitted, and the TIE fighters were reconnaissance varieties. In addition, the cruisers were one of the few Imperial starship designs possessing features designed to safeguard the lives of the ship's crew. A compartment system inside the hull provided extra protection against the dangers of hull breaches, and it was common to find survivors on board the wreckage of
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    Narsil

    Narsil

    Narsil is a fictional sword featured in J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth legendarium. It is introduced in The Lord of the Rings as having once belonged to King Elendil of the Dúnedain as the sword that cut the One Ring from the hand of Sauron. It also appears in The Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales. The sword was forged during the First Age by the Dwarf Telcharof Nogrod, a famous weaponsmith and artificer who also made the knife Angrist, which cut a Silmaril from the crown of Morgoth, and the Helm of Hador later used by Túrin Turambar. The sword's name contains the elements nar and thil, "fire" and "white light" respectively in Tolkien's fictional language of Quenya, referring to the Sun and Moon (Anar and Isil). The sword is first mentioned in Tolkien's legendarium as being in the possession of Elendil. He brings it back with him to Middle-earth towards the close of the Second Age, as his father Amandil correctly predicted Númenor's imminent destruction. Elendil, King of Gondor, used Narsil in the War of the Last Alliance against Sauron. During the siege of Barad-dûr, Elendil and Gil-galad overthrew Sauron, but perished in the act, and Narsil broke into two beneath Elendil as he
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    Tornado

    Tornado

    • Possessed By: Miles "Tails" Prower
    • Featured in Fictional Universe: SEGA Universe
    The Titan Tornado is large family of cantilever high-wing, pusher configuration, tricycle gear-equipped kit aircraft manufactured by Titan Aircraft of Austinburg, Ohio for amateur construction. The first in the Tornado series, the Tornado 103, which started development in 1990, was introduced in 1994 and designed to fit into the US FAR 103 Ultralight Vehicles category, meeting the 254 lb (115 kg) empty weight limit. If equipped with a light enough engine the Tornado 103 could qualify as a US ultralight. The Tornado borrows from the design of the Earthstar Thunder Gull J and shares a similar cantilever wing of small area, keeping stall speeds low by use of flaps. This low drag design manages high cross country speeds as a result. The cockpit is constructed from 4130 steel, while the fuselage boom tube and the wings are built from aluminium. Unlike the Gull's wing, which is aircraft fabric-covered or optionally finished in sheet aluminium, the Tornado's wing is stressed skin. The Tornado has a tricycle undercarriage with a supplemental tailwheel castor, as the aircraft sits on its tail when unoccupied. The Tornado 103 was named Ultralight Grand Champion at Sun 'n Fun 1994. Data from
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    Aegis class cruiser

    This article is about a fictional ship class from the Cosmic Era timeline of the anime Gundam metaseries. The Aegis-class cruiser is an Orb Union trimaran naval warship that is 200 meters long and mounts a 250mm rapid-fire gun, along with multiple anti-air and anti-ship missiles. In addition, the ship has three landing platforms, which can each carry a "Heli" vertical take-off and landing combat aircraft, or a MBF-M1 Astray mobile suit. Despite the nation's small size, Orb possesses a large number of these warships, and has organized them into multiple defense fleets. The ships act as flagships for groups of smaller monohull ''Kura Okami''-class destroyer. \t
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    Agony booth

    • Featured in Fictional Universe: Star Trek
    In the fictional Star Trek universe, an agony booth is a device from the Mirror Universe reality, in use by the Terran Empire. The agony booth is used to punish insubordination of personnel on board an Imperial starship. Invented in 2155 by MACO Major Malcolm Reed, the Mirror Universe version of Lt. Malcolm Reed, the agony booth is a man-sized glass box that emits waves of nerve wracking pain throughout the subject's body. Unlike more conventional methods of torture - which, after prolonged use, could render the victim 'blind' to pain and unable to feel anything more at all (thus making further torture ineffective) - the Agony Booth continually shifts itself among different nerve clusters of the body, ensuring a maximum possible amount of pain to the victim. Furthermore, the booth can adapt itself for use against any alien species, even those who might be able to resist standard forms of punishment. Most victims of an agony booth will die before the punishment session is over. The agony booth is warranted for more severe crimes, such as an attempt to assassinate a superior officer or conspiracy to commit other heinous crimes; however, the Empire usually turns a blind eye
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    Askelonian horses

    Askelonian horses

    • Possessed By: Tempus
    • Created By: Askelon of Meridian
    • Featured in Fictional Universe: The Sacred Band of Stepsons universe
    Askelonian horses are horses of the Sacred Band of Stepsons fictional universe. Askelonians are bred on Meridian by Askelon, entelechy of the seventh sphere, and given as special gifts those he favors. Askelonian horses are faster and smarter than most and, like Achilles' horses, sometimes know the future and move to protect their owners from harm. In The Sacred Band literary series, Askelonian horses are possessed at different times by Tempus, Niko, Jihan, Cime and by Harmony (Harmonia), the Theban goddess..
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    Pinnacle House

    Pinnacle House

    • Possessed By: Chiara, Evening Star of Lemuria
    • Featured in Fictional Universe: The Sacred Band of Stepsons universe
    In the Sacred Band of Stepsons universe, Pinnacle House on Lemuria is the seat of power of Lemuria's Evening Star, Lemuria's ruler. In the heart of the ancient Lemurian fortress, surrounded by the sea at the edge of time, lies Pinnacle House, protecting mysteries as old as time in a place where time does not pass except on command. Pinnacle House is both metaphysical and technological in nature. From Pinnacle House, at the right time on the right day, fates can be changed for individuals or entire societies. Once a year, Pinnacle House welcomes seven strangers to draw lots that change their fates. At all other times, Pinnacle House is inaccessible but to those familiar with Lemuria's arcane nature. For those with access to Pinnacle House, anything that is thinkable is possible while within its walls.
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    USS Enterprise

    The USS Enterprise NCC-1701-J is a starship in the fictional Star Trek universe. The ship is featured in the episode "Azati Prime" of Star Trek: Enterprise and was purportedly built in the 26th century. With a diverse crew that included members of the Xindi race, the Enterprise-J, along with a fleet of Federation ships, fought against and defeated the Sphere Builders at the Battle of Procyon Five. Crewman Daniels brings Captain Jonathan Archer forward from the 22nd century so that Archer can witness this battle. Following their defeat in the 26th century, the Sphere Builders of the 22nd century predict their race's eventual destruction (the Sphere Builders have demonstrated the ability to perceive alternate timelines) and attempt to convince the Xindi that humans are a dangerous threat; it is, in fact, the Sphere Builders who set the Xindi story arc into motion. After the Enterprise and Xindi's combined efforts bring the sphere network down in 2154, it seems unlikely that this timeline continues as depicted; whether the Enterprise-J exists in the 26th century after the human/Xindi victory apparently alters the flow of history remains to be seen. Despite its tenuous place in
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    Ferrari Testarossa

    Ferrari Testarossa

    • Possessed By: Nephrite
    The Ferrari Testarossa is a 12-cylinder mid-engine sports car manufactured by Ferrari, which went into production in 1984 as the successor to the Ferrari Berlinetta Boxer. The Pininfarina-designed car was originally produced from 1984 to 1991, with two model revisions following the ending of Testarossa production and the introduction of the 512 TR and F512 M which were produced from 1992 to 1996. Almost 10,000 Testarossas, 512 TRs, and F512 Ms were produced, making it one of the most common Ferrari models, despite its high price and exotic design. In 1995, the F512 M retailed for $220,000. Testarossa means "redhead" in Italian. The Testarossa is a two-door coupe with a fixed roof that premiered at the 1984 Paris Auto Show. All versions of the Testarossa had the power fed through the wheels from a rear-mounted, five-speed manual transmission. The Rear mid-engine, rear-wheel drive layout (engine between the axles but behind the cabin) keeps the centre of gravity in the middle of the car, which increases stability and improves the car's cornering ability, and thus results in a standing weight distribution of 40% front: 60% rear. The original Testarossa was re-engineered for 1992 and
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    Great Fox

    • Featured in Fictional Universe: Nintendo Universe
    The Great Fox ( ̄ツᄚ ̄テᆲ ̄テᄐ ̄テネ ̄テユ ̄ツᄅ ̄テテ ̄ツᆵ ̄ツᄍ) is a fictional space aircraft carrier / battleship used in the Star Fox series of video games as the mothership of the Star Fox team. It was officially introduced in Star Fox 64 as the base of operations of the team when in space. According to the Star Fox 64 Player's guide, James McCloud placed the order to Space Dynamics to build the original Great Fox, which is described as a Dreadnought-Class space battleship. The ship was not cheap, as James had to take out an eighty-year loan. Unfortunately, James disappeared at Venom before completion. The idea of Star Fox having a mothership was started in the unreleased Star Fox 2. The mothership, though nameless, slightly resembled the Great Fox, though there are glaringly obvious differences such as the side-mounted docking bays. It is most likely that this Mothership Design was inspired by the Pegasus-Class Assault Carrier from Mobile Suit Gundam. The Great Fox is relatively new at the time of its official debut in Star Fox 64. The primary purpose of the ship is that of a carrier and repair facility for the team¬タルs Arwings. In addition, it also acts in a logistical capacity when needed
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    USS Enterprise - E

    USS Enterprise - E

    The USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-E) (or Enterprise-E, to distinguish it from prior and later starships with the same name) is a Sovereign-class starship in the Star Trek franchise. It appears only in the films Star Trek: First Contact, Star Trek: Insurrection, and Star Trek Nemesis where it serves as the primary setting. It is the sixth Federation starship to carry the name "Enterprise" and the seventh Starfleet ship to be named as such. Ronald D. Moore, the co-writer of Star Trek Generations and Star Trek: First Contact, had suggested that construction of the Enterprise-E began in the final season of The Next Generation (2370), and that the ship was renamed USS Enterprise, which would become the latest flagship of the United Federation of Planets after the Enterprise-D had been destroyed. The Enterprise-E, a Sovereign class starship, launched in 2372 from the San Francisco Fleet Yards under the command of Captain Jean-Luc Picard. Picard and most of the key officers were from Enterprise-D. The non-canon novel Ship of the Line suggests the originally planned name for the vessel was USS Honorious, and that Montgomery Scott was part of the team of engineers that designed the
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    USS Lexington

    USS Lexington

    The second USS Lexington was a sloop in the United States Navy built at the New York Navy Yard in Brooklyn, New York, in 1825; and commissioned on 11 June 1826, Master Commandant William B. Shubrick in command. The new sloop was first stationed off Labrador to protect American fishing vessels. After returning to the United States, she was sent to Trinidad to return the body of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry who had died in schooner Nonsuch on 23 August 1819 while returning from Angostura, Venezuela, where he had arranged for Venezuelan help to suppress piracy off the Spanish Main. In 1827 Lexington sailed to the Mediterranean Sea where she cruised for three years. Returning to Norfolk, Virginia in the fall of 1830, she decommissioned at Norfolk Navy Yard on 16 November. Recommissioning 31 May 1831. Master Commandant Silas M. Duncan in command, she proceeded to São Paulo, Brazil, for duty with the Brazil Squadron until late 1836. Notably, in 1831 Duncan raided Luis Vernet's settlement at Puerto Luis in the Falkland Islands where the American ships Harriet, Superior and Breakwater had been captured in a dispute over fishing and seal hunting rights, prompting Duncan to take seven
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    Aegis-class heavy cruiser

    The Aegis-class heavy cruiser is a fictional starship class in the Battletech universe. The Aegis is one of the oldest classes of warship in the Inner Sphere, having first entered service in the late 24th century, but the ship's impressive firepower have kept it viable even in the 31st century. The first ship, THS Aegis, was launched from Di Tron Heavy Industries's Terra shipyards in 2372. At the time, the cruiser was the most advanced ship to see service, boasting withering firepower and the added striking power of a three-squadron fighter group. The vessel served the Terran Hegemony admirably through the early 26th century, when the short-lived Avatar-class heavy cruiser supplanted it.The surviving 106 Aegis cruisers were mothballed. After the formation of the Star League, with war in the Periphery looming, First Lord Simon Cameron authorized the reactivation and refitting of the Aegis class, with a third of the vessels being given to the Council Lords for their private navies, and the rest joining the Star League fleet. These vessels were fitted with the newest weapons and technologies, and their new armaments gave them excellent firepower, although the aged armor was not
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    Gram

    Gram

    In Norse mythology, Gram (Old Norse "wrath") is the name of the sword that Sigurd (Siegfried) used to kill the dragon Fafnir. Gram was forged by Wayland the Smith and originally belonged to his father, Sigmund, who received it in the hall of the Völsung after pulling it out of the tree Barnstokkr into which Odin had stuck it where no one else could pull it out. The sword was destroyed in battle when Sigmund struck the spear of an enemy soldier dressed in a wide brimmed hat and a black hooded cloak. Before he died, Sigmund instructed his wife to keep the pieces so that it might be reforged for the son (Sigurd) that she was pregnant with. The sword was eventually reforged by Regin for Sigurd's use. After it was reforged, it could cleave an anvil in twain. In the Nibelungenlied (ca. 13th century), Siegfried discards Gram after receiving a legendary sword called Balmung; in Richard Wagner's Ring Cycle (1848–1874), it is called Nothung. Some sources refer to the sword as Balmus. Gram is depicted on several of the Sigurd stones. The depiction of Sigurd slaying the dragon by striking with the sword from below is one of the iconography used to identify those Viking Age images which depict
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    Visor

    Visor

    • Possessed By: Geordi La Forge
    A visor was used in conjunction with some Medieval war helmets such as the bascinet. The visor usually consisted of a hinged piece of steel that contained openings for breathing ("breaths") and vision. Visors protected the face during battle. Most knights or warriors who wore visors usually were spotted on horses during war, and more specifically in tournaments. The word beaver is sometimes used interchangeably with visor, as in Shakespeare's Hamlet, when Hamlet and Horatio are discussing the Ghost. Hamlet says: "Then saw you not his face?" to which Horatio responds "O yes, my lord. He wore his beaver up [i.e., his visor raised]".
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    USS Ranger

    The first USS Ranger was a sloop-of-war in the Continental Navy in active service in 1777-1780; she received the second salute to an American fighting vessel by a foreign power (the first salute was received by the USS Andrew Doria when on 16 November 1776 she arrived at St. Eustatius and the Dutch island returned her 11-gun salute). She was captured in 1780, and was known as HMS Halifax during her active service in the Royal Navy in 1780-1781. Ranger (initially called Hampshire) was launched 10 May 1777 by James Hackett, master shipbuilder, at the shipyard of John Langdon on what is now called Badger's Island in Kittery, Maine; Captain John Paul Jones in command. After fitting out, she sailed for France on 1 November 1777, carrying dispatches telling of General Burgoyne's surrender to the commissioners in Paris. On the voyage over, two British prizes were captured. Ranger arrived at Nantes, France, 2 December, where Jones sold the prizes and delivered the news of the victory at Saratoga to Dr. Franklin. On 14 February 1778, Ranger received an official salute to the new American flag, the "Stars and Stripes," given by the French fleet at Quiberon Bay. Ranger sailed from Brest 10
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    Flux capacitor

    Flux capacitor

    • Possessed By: Emmett Brown
    • Created By: Emmett Brown
    • Featured in Fictional Universe: Back to the Future
    The flux capacitor is the fictitious core component of Doctor Emmett Brown's time travel De Lorean DMC-12 in the 1985 movie Back to the Future, its two sequel, and the animated series. Brown states that the flux capacitor "is what makes time travel possible." It is not made clear in the movie exactly how the flux capacitor works. It consists of a box with three small, flashing incandescent lamp arranged as a "Y", located above and behind the passenger's seat of the time machine. As the car nears 88 miles per hour, the light of the flux capacitor pulses faster until it has a steady stream of light. The stainless steel body of the De Lorean also has a beneficial effect on the "flux dispersal" as the capacitor activates, although Doc is interrupted before he can finish explaining it fully. At the end of the third film in the series, when Doc Brown has converted a locomotive into a time machine, the flux capacitor is located on the front of the train, in place of the lamp. On November 5 1955, Doc came up with the idea of the flux capacitor after slipping off his toilet and bumping his head while standing on the toilet to hang a clock. The idea came to him in a vision he had
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    USS Bonhomme Richard

    USS Bonhomme Richard

    Bonhomme Richard, formerly Duc de Duras, was a warship in the Continental Navy. She was originally an East Indiaman, a merchant ship built in France for the French East India Company in 1765, for service between France and the Orient. She was placed at the disposal of John Paul Jones on 4 February 1779, by King Louis XVI of France as a result of a loan to the United States by French shipping magnate, Jacques-Donatien Le Ray. Little is known about the early career of Bonhomme Richard other than she was originally an East Indiaman named Duc de Duras; a merchant ship built in France for the French East India Company in 1765. In that capacity she sailed between France and the Orient until purchased by King Louis XVI of France in early 1779 and placed under the command John Paul Jones on 4 February. The size and armament of Duc de Duras made her a rough equivalent of half of a 64-gun ship of the line Jones renamed her Bon Homme Richard - usually rendered in more correct French as Bonhomme Richard, to honor Benjamin Franklin, the American Commissioner at Paris whose Poor Richard's Almanac was published in France under the title of Les Maximes du Bonhomme Richard. On 19 June 1779,
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    Whorfin class starship

    The Whorfin class starship is the name some people give to an unnamed starship class in the Star Trek universe. It was featured only in Star Trek Generations as the class of the ships caught in the Nexus transporting 415 El Aurians refugees to Earth in 2293. While appearing on many fan sites, the class was never named onscreen, is not in The Star Trek Encyclopedia, and is nowhere to be found on the Star Trek website, so it is not officially considered canon. The class appears to have been named after the character Lord John Whorfin from The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension.
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    Goddess-given stallion

    Goddess-given stallion

    • Possessed By: Harmony (Harmonia)
    • Created By: Harmony (Harmonia)
    • Featured in Fictional Universe: The Sacred Band of Stepsons
    After the barracks at the Stepsons barracks, when Niko cannot find his Askelonian mare, the Theban goddess offers her own black stallion to Niko and takes his mare in trade, saying that if the mare is his, it will die; if it hers, it will live. This stallion is black with a golden muzzle, flawless, and possessed of great intelligence, stamina, courage and speed. In battle, it heals from wounds as soon as it takes them. Although it does not speak, it may prompt its rider as to the best course of action, or refuse to obey a command it deems dangerous or foolhardy. This horse, fit for a god, cause comment at the barracks, and Niko offers it to any Stepsons for breeding. When Niko attempts to give the stallion to his commander, saying it is too fine a horse for such as he, Tempus refuses, telling Niko not to offend the goddess by giving away her gift. Niko rides the stallion in the Battle of Meridian and thereafter, where its feats become legendary.
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    Sampo

    Sampo

    In Finnish mythology, the Sampo or Sammas was a magical artifact of indeterminate type constructed by Ilmarinen that brought good fortune to its holder. When the Sampo was stolen, it is said that Ilmarinen's homeland fell upon hard times and sent an expedition to retrieve it, but in the ensuing battle it was smashed and lost at sea. The Sampo has been interpreted in many ways: a world pillar or world tree, a compass or astrolabe, a chest containing a treasure, a Byzantine coin die, a decorated Vendel period shield, a Christian relic, etc. In the Kalevala, compiler Lönnrot interpreted it to be a quern or mill of some sort that made flour, salt, and gold out of thin air. The world pillar hypothesis, originally developed by historian of religions Uno Harva and the linguist Eemil Nestor Setälä in the early 20th century, is the most widely accepted one. According to Giorgio de Santillana, professor of the history of science at MIT, and student of mythology, the sampo and the world pillar both refer to the precession of the equinox. In Hamlet's Mill, co-authored with Hertha von Deschend, the authors find that the sampo or precession process was believed to grind out different world ages,
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    Silmaril

    • Possessed By: Fëanor
    • Created By: Fëanor
    • Featured in Fictional Universe: Middle-earth
    The Silmarils (Quenya pl. Silmarilli, radiance of pure light) are three fictional brilliant jewels composed of the unmarred light of the Two Trees in J. R. R. Tolkien's legendarium. The Silmarils were made out of the crystalline substance silima by Fëanor, a Noldorin Elf, in Valinor during the Years of the Trees. The Silmarils play a central role in Tolkien's book The Silmarillion, which tells of the creation of Eä (the Universe) and the beginning of Elves, Men, and Dwarves. The Silmarils are not mere jewels which shine with a great light. The three Silmarils are in some sense both alive and sacred. How Fëanor, admittedly the greatest of the Noldor, was able to create these objects is not fully explained. Even the Valar, including Aulë, the master in handskills indeed, could not copy them. In fact, even Fëanor may not have been able to copy them as part of his essence went into their making. Their worth, in Tolkien's universe, was close to infinite, even to the Valar, as they were unique and irreplaceable. The Silmarils themselves are said to produce their own light, which comes from the Two Trees, but also to reflect the light of any other lights that come near them. Fëanor, son
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    Sword Kladenets

    Sword Kladenets

    Kladenets (Russian: меч-кладенец; also called самосёк [samosyok]) is a fabulous magic sword in some Old Russian fairy tales. In the "Tale about the City of Babylon" the sword is called "Asp The Serpent" (Аспид-змей). In the "Tale about bogatyr Yeruslan Lazarevich" it is mentioned among the fire shield and fire spear. Although the word "kladenets" appears to be derived from the Slavic word for treasure, Max Vasmer theorized that it may have originated as a corrupted pronunciation of Clarent. It also sounds similar to the verb "klast'" ('to put down' in Russian) so it may well correspond to 'slayer' in English. Kladenets means "well" (for water) in the related Slavic language Bulgarian (Bulgarian: кладенец), potentially evocative of torrents of blood.
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    Thirteen baby gods

    Thirteen baby gods

    • Possessed By: Faun, Shepherd of Sandia
    • Featured in Fictional Universe: The Sacred Band of Stepsons universe
    In the Sacred Band of Stepsons fictional unvierse, the ancient storm god of the armies, using Tempus as a proxy, impregnates Faun, the commander of Sandian forces from the far future. Faun then returns to Sandia and, using Sandian technology for multiple ovulation, harvests thirteen embryos, some which are allowed to come to term, and some of which are frozen. Each one of these embryos will result in a baby god to create a new pantheon in the skies of Sandia and help bring the dying world back to life.
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    Alexandria class heavy cruiser

    By the end of the One Year War it had become obvious to the Earth Federation that the primary weapon in any future war would be the Mobile Suit. Because of this the Federation began to study the lessons learned from the Pegasus class program (several units of which, including Albion, were still building) in order to create a better carrier for their mobile suit forces, and the result was the Alexandria class cruiser. The Federation originally commissioned the Alexandria class shortly after the One Year War, and the ships were set to be delivered in time for the Federation's naval review in UC 0083; however, setbacks during the outfitting pushed back their launch date. The Alexandria class was equipped with four two-barrel main beam turrets and two single-barrel beam turrets, and had two launch platforms for its Mobile Suit contingent, which were stored in the bow below the bridge. These vessels became command ships for various Titans task force commanders. These ships originally went into service for the Federation's elite "Titan" task force, a group formed in the wake of the Delaz Conflict whose sole purpose was to eliminate threats to the Federation. The Titans were utterly
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    Bengal-class strike carrier

    The Bengal-class Strike Carrier is a starship in the fictional Wing Commander universe. The Bengal-class entered service in 2619. The first operational Flight IIA Bengal, T.C.S. ''Tiger's Claw'', was commissioned in 2644. All of the Bengal classification had a designator of "CVS" for Fleet Strike Carrier. The Bengal-class was a fast, heavily armored and surprisingly well armed carrier with eighteen launch tubes, two small side-mounted bays and a single forward bay for launch and recovery of spacecraft. Its air wing of 104 fighters was not as large as the later Confederation-class, but was well stocked with combat starfighter of all types, and its launch tubes allow it to sortie all its fighters in twelve minutes. The craft was also capable of flying without escorts, being an all-purpose vessel. They served the Terran Confederation until 2668 or later. The Bengal-class carried a crew of 750.
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    Bronze Sword

    Bronze Sword

    • Featured in Fictional Universe: Gielinor
    The Bronze sword is the weakest sword in RuneScape. Players can make a bronze sword with the smithing skill at level 4 using 1 bronze bar, giving the player 12.5 smithing experience. Players can either purchase this sword or obtain a free sample from the Varrock Swordshop in Varrock. It has the exact same stats/bonuses as a wooden sword and can only be used in combat.
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    Durendal

    Durendal

    Durendal or Durandal (Most likely from French "durer", "to endure";Italian: Durlindana Spanish: Durandal or Durandarte) is the sword of Charlemagne's paladin Roland in the literary cycle known as the Matter of France. The origin of the sword is unclear; the sword is given various provenances in the Matter of France. Several of the works of the Matter of France, however, agree that the sword was forged by Wayland the Smith, who is commonly cited as a maker of romantic weapons. According to the Song of Roland, the sword is brought by an angel to Charlemagne, who gives it to Roland. According to Ludovico Ariosto's Orlando Furioso it once belonged to Hector of Troy, and was given to Roland by Malagigi (Maugris). This is questionable, given that the swords of Hector's time were made of bronze, and would not have held up in battle against the iron or steel weaponry of Roland's time. In The Song of Roland, the sword is said to contain within its golden hilt one tooth of Saint Peter, blood of Saint Basil, hair of Saint Denis, and a piece of the raiment of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and to be the sharpest sword in all existence. In the poem, Roland uses the sword to hold off a
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    Excalibur

    Excalibur

    • Featured in Fictional Universe: Arthurian legend
    Excalibur is the legendary sword of King Arthur, sometimes attributed with magical powers or associated with the rightful sovereignty of Great Britain. Sometimes Excalibur and the Sword in the Stone (the proof of Arthur's lineage) are said to be the same weapon, but in most versions they are considered separate. The sword was associated with the Arthurian legend very early. In Welsh, the sword is called Caledfwlch. The name Excalibur apparently derives from the Welsh Caledfwlch which combines the elements caled ("battle, hard"), and bwlch ("breach, gap, notch"). Geoffrey of Monmouth Latinised this to Caliburnus (likely influenced by the medieval Latin spelling calibs of Classical Latin chalybs, from Greek "χάλυψ", "steel"), the name of Arthur's sword in his 12th-century work Historia Regum Britanniae. Caliburnus or Caliburn became Excalibur, Escalibor, and other variations when the Arthurian legend entered into French literature. Caledfwlch appears in several early Welsh works, including the poem Preiddeu Annwfn and the prose tale Culhwch and Olwen, a work associated with the Mabinogion and written perhaps around 1100. The name was later used in Welsh adaptations of foreign
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    Flaming sword

    Flaming sword

    A flaming sword is a sword glowing with flame by some supernatural power. Flaming swords have existed in legend and myth for thousands of years. According to the Bible, a Cherub (or the archangel Uriel in a some traditions) with a flaming sword was placed by God at the gates of Paradise after Adam and Eve were banished from it (Genesis 3:24). Eastern Orthodox tradition says that from the time Jesus was born, the flaming sword was removed from the Garden of Eden, making it possible for humanity to re-enter Paradise. A flaming sword with immense destructive power appears in Norse mythology. It is said to be wielded by Surtur, the leader of the giants of Muspelheim. Examples of swords glowing with flame in fiction include some magic swords used in the game Dungeons and Dragons. A priest wielding a flaming sword through artifice appears in A Song of Ice and Fire: later a priestess of the same religion makes the sword of one king-claimant radiant through some supernatural means: around the same time, death rites performed by the first priest succeed in resurrection of the dead: the unnamed religion's clerics speak of a character called "Azor Ahai reborn", the saviour of man, and bears
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    Laurasia class frigate

    This article is about a fictional ship class from the Cosmic Era timeline of the anime Gundam metaseries. The Laurasia-class frigate (hull designation code FFM) is ZAFT's primary heavy fire support spaceship. It has carrying capacity for up to six mobile suits, and a heavy battery of two dual beam cannon turrets, two dual and two single rail cannon turrets, two dual 5" guns, six CIWS mounts (though two had poor placement and were more or less useless) and two lighter single beam guns, as well as four torpedo tubes. The egg-shaped pod on the underside of the ship contained its mobile suit hangar and catapult, and could be detached for use as an atmospheric re-entry capsule. One Laurasia-class frigate, the Gamow, was assigned to the Le Creuset team and escorted the flagship ''Vesalius'' until the Battle of Orbit with the Earth Alliance's 8th Fleet. There, the critically damaged Gamow managed to destroy the 8th Fleet flagship ''Menelaos'' in a suicide ramming attack. Several hundred Laurasia-class vessels took place in the Second Battle of Jachin Due, and one is at least known to serve under the Serpent Tail flag.
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    Magic sword

    • Possessed By: Sailor Uranus
    The term magic sword refers to any kind of mythological or fictional sword imbued with magical power to increase its strength or grant it other supernatural qualities. The archetype originated in myth and legend, and occurs regularly in fantasy fiction. Renowned swords appear in the folklore of every nation that used swords. Sometimes the sword is ascribed no powers of its own. It is famous because it is the hero's sword, or because of its origin, as when a god gives it to the hero. Other swords keep their wielders safe or destroy their enemies. A more localized motif is the sword that has been broken and must be reforged, commonly found in Northern Europe. Such a sword symbolizes the initial defeat and loss of honor of its wielder. Subsequent victory and the restoration of honor is achieved by reforging it, either at the wielder's hand or that of his heir. It is probably that the roots of the sentient weapon myths stem from ancient peoples belief that sword making and metallurgy was in fact a magical process. Through the fires of the forge (fire was also given spiritual connotations) a lump of earth was transformed into a shiny usable object that could be hammered into many
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    Multiple sclerosis

    Multiple sclerosis

    • Possessed By: Jonah Malcolm
    Multiple sclerosis (MS), also known as "disseminated sclerosis" or "encephalomyelitis disseminata", is an inflammatory disease in which the fatty myelin sheaths around the axons of the brain and spinal cord are damaged, leading to demyelination and scarring as well as a broad spectrum of signs and symptoms. Disease onset usually occurs in young adults, and it is more common in women. It has a prevalence that ranges between 2 and 150 per 100,000. MS was first described in 1868 by Jean-Martin Charcot. MS affects the ability of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord to communicate with each other effectively. Nerve cells communicate by sending electrical signals called action potentials down long fibers called axons, which are contained within an insulating substance called myelin. In MS, the body's own immune system attacks and damages the myelin. When myelin is lost, the axons can no longer effectively conduct signals. The name multiple sclerosis refers to scars (scleroses—better known as plaques or lesions) particularly in the white matter of the brain and spinal cord, which is mainly composed of myelin. Although much is known about the mechanisms involved in the disease process,
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    Star Saber

    Star Saber is the name of several fictional characters and also a legendary weapon in the Transformers toyline. He is the protagonist in the Japanese exclusive series Transformers: Victory. In the year 2025, a skilled swordsman named Star Saber is chosen by God Ginrai as leader of the Autobots. Star Saber transforms into two robot forms, a smaller robot/plane named Saber combining with a sky sled known as the V-Star to form a larger ship or robot, similar to Ginrai combining with his trailers to form Super Ginrai/God Ginrai. It is in this form he is known as Star Saber. His primary weapon is the Saber Blade, a powerful sword. He also has a standard rifle at his disposal. In this form, his helmet/face resembles Optimus Prime's, with a Red helmet rather than blue. The smaller Brainmaster component that enters Saber's chest and becomes his face is named Yukio, which means Courage. He may combine with Victory Leo (The rebuilt God Ginrai) to form Victory Saber. This combination, though incredibly strong, is exceedingly unstable due to Victory Leo's flawed personality. In the various Japanese Transformers series, all of the robots made into toys carry serial numbers, usually preceded by
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    The Eye of Argon

    The Eye of Argon is a heroic fantasy novella that narrates the adventures of Grignr, a barbarian. It was written in 1970 by Jim Theis (August 9, 1953- March 26, 2002) and circulated anonymously in science fiction fandom since then. It has been described as "one of the genre's most beloved pieces of appalling prose" and "the apotheosis of bad writing", and has subsequently been used as part of a common science fiction convention party game. The novelette was written in 1970 by Jim Theis, a St. Louis, Missouri science fiction fan, at age 16. The work was first published in 1970 in OSFAN (the journal of the Ozark SF Society) #10. David Langford described Theis in SFX as "a malaprop genius, a McGonagall of prose with an eerie gift for choosing the wrong word and then misapplying it." Some time in the 1970s author Thomas N. Scortia obtained a copy, which he mailed to Californian SF writer Chelsea Quinn Yarbro. Yarbro wrote in an e-mail from late 2003 to Darrell Schweitzer: She showed it to other fans, and it met with a tremendous and incredulous reaction. The work was copied and distributed widely around science fiction fandom, often without Theis's name attached. Readings quickly
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    USS Starfish

    USS Starfish, a fictional submarine named for the various species of class Asteroidea, was the setting for the movie Hellcats of the Navy. She was commanded by Commander Casey Abbott, played by Ronald Reagan. No ship of the United States Navy has ever been named USS Starfish.
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    Master Emerald

    • Possessed By: Eggman Nega
    • Featured in Fictional Universe: Sonic Team's Sonic the Hedgehog Universe
    The is a large, green, fiction emerald depicted in the Sonic the Hedgehog video game, cartoon and comic book series. Little is known about the origin of the Master Emerald except that it resides in a shrine on Angel Island for an unspecified amount of time, guarded by Knuckles the Echidna. It was created by the gods, because they saw that people are using the Chaos Emeralds for evil deeds, and equipped the gem to be able to negate the energy of the Chaos Emeralds. It has been in existence for thousands of years (at least since the time the Echidna clan was thriving) and has a large connection to the equally mysterious Chaos Emerald, along with the being known as Chaos. The Master Emerald has unbound power, and is used to keep the Angel Island afloat in the sky. The Master Emerald also has the power to fully control everything that the Chaos Emeralds do, as according to the ancient saying from Sonic Adventure: "The servers are the 7 Chaos. Chaos is power, power enriched by the heart. The controller is the one that unifies the chaos." The Master Emerald also possesses the ability to both negate and empower the Chaos Emeralds, meaning it can stop the energy of the Chaos
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    Super Mushroom

    Super Mushroom

    • Featured in Fictional Universe: Super Mario Universe
    A Mushroom is a common power-up (or, in some cases, power-down) in the Mario series of video games. The Super Mushroom is a power-up from the Mario series of video game. It is, traditionally, about the size of "regular" Mario, and has a white stalk below a red and white (originally red and orange) spotted cap. Originally, it was shaped after a common mushroom, but since Super Mario Bros. 2 it gained a more cartoonish shape, with an almost-spheric cap and a stubby stalk.It first appeared in Super Mario Bros. for the NES, and the powers it grants the player lent itself to the game's title. (In Super Mario Bros. only, these mushrooms were called "Magic Mushrooms".) It emerges from flashing blocks marked with a '?' when they are bumped from below (a convention carried over from Mario Bros., where bumping platforms was the main form of attack). Upon emerging, it then begins to slide to the right (this was later changed for Super Mario Bros. 3, where, depending on what side of the block was hit, the mushroom would head toward the opposite side.) If the player touches it, "regular" Mario becomes Super Mario: he doubles in size and is able to take an extra hit. Furthermore, Super Mario
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    Recurved bows

    Recurved bows

    • Possessed By: Tempus
    • Created By: Marc, weaponer
    • Featured in Fictional Universe: The Sacred Band of Stepsons universe
    In the Sacred Band of Stepsons universe, recurved bows may be of several types, including longer bows with which light cavalry are armed, shorter bows with which light infantry are armed, or smaller repeating crossbows with which prodromoi are armed. The recurved, laminate bow allows for greater penetration of projectiles, and requires a longer draw. Recurved bows may be made of wood and sinew laminate (newer type), or horn or bone and sinew laminate (older type).
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    Kopis

    Kopis

    • Possessed By: Perses, Sacred Bander
    • Featured in Fictional Universe: The Sacred Band of Stepsons universe
    The term kopis (from Ancient Greek κοπίς, plural kopides from κόπτω - koptō, "to cut, to strike"; alternatively a derivation from the Ancient Egyptian term khopesh for a cutting sword has been postulated) in Ancient Greece could describe a heavy knife with a forward-curving blade, primarily used as a tool for cutting meat, for slaughter and animal sacrifice, or refer to a single edged cutting or 'cut and thrust' sword with a similarly shaped blade. The kopis sword was a one handed weapon. Early examples had a blade length of up to 65cm, making it almost equal in size to the spatha. Later Macedonian examples tended to be shorter with a blade length of about 48cm. The kopis had a single-edged blade that pitched forward towards the point, the edge being concave on the part of the sword nearest the hilt, but swelling to convexity towards the tip. This shape, often termed "recurved," distributes the weight in such a way that the kopis was capable of delivering a blow with the momentum of an axe, whilst maintaining the long cutting edge of a sword and a capability to deliver a thrust. Some scholars have claimed an Etruscan origin for the sword, as such swords have been found as early as
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    Lesseps class land battleship

    This article is about a fictional ship class from the Cosmic Era timeline of the anime Gundam metaseries. The Lesseps-class land battleships are ZAFT vessels designed to domimate the land, just as the ''Vosgulov''-class submarine dominate the sea. However, it is more accurately called an amphibious battleship, as its snake-like "scale system" allows it to traverse the open sea as well as travelling over ground. It is heavily armed with 3 dual 40cm cannons and 32 vertical missile launchers, but like all ZAFT vessels, its most important armament is its mobile suit compliment. Unusually, the Lesseps lacks any linear catapults for launching its mobile suits, but as it was designed specifically to use the quadrupedal ground-combat TMF/A-802 BuCUE, this was deemed unnecessary. In addition, it sometimes uses a pair of slow but heavily armed TFA-2 ZuOOT on its upper deck as a pair of extra turrets. The lead ship of the Lesseps-class was assigned to ace pilot Andrew Waltfeld, the renowned "Desert Tiger", and served as the flagship of his North African occupation force, headquartered in the city of Banadiya. As Waltfeld frequently piloted a TMF/A-802 BuCUE and later a TMF/A-803 LaGOWE
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    Linothorax

    Linothorax

    • Possessed By: Arton
    • Featured in Fictional Universe: The Sacred Band of Stepsons universe
    The linothorax is a modern term conventionally used to describe a type of upper body armor used by the Ancient Greeks, as well as other civilizations, from the Mycenaean Period through the Hellenistic Period. It is based on the Greek λινοθώραξ (in Homer λινοθώρηξ), which strictly is an adjective meaning "wearing a breastplate of linen" (and is not a noun meaning "linen armor" as often stated); the "linothorax" was made of linen, while a "thorax" was made of metal. The earliest attested account of a "linothorax" used for battle is recorded in Book 2 of Homer's Iliad (2.529 and 2.830). It is worn by Ajax the Lesser and is described in brief. Homer, composing long before the great armies of Athens, Thebes, Sparta or Alexander the Great, surely understood what the armor was. But the extent to which it was used can not be fully determined. An educated guess can be made, however, based on its use by Alexander the Great, and its mention by other sources such as Herodotus (2.182, 3.47, 7.63), Livy (4.19.2–20.7) and Strabo (Geography, 3.3.6, 13.1.10), and many others. The linothorax appears to have been used in place of the bronze 'bell cuirass' as the popular choice of armour for Greek
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    NX class starship

    The NX class is a fictional class of starship produced by Earth Starfleet prior to the United Federation of Planets in the science fiction television series Star Trek: Enterprise. The unique design of the NX class would portend future Federation Starfleet designs that appear in the Star Trek universe. The NX class features a large saucer attached to two warp nacelles by pylons running upward. At the bow of the saucer is the navigational deflector, while the observation lounge, aft torpedo tube, and impulse engines are at the stern. The main bridge, crew quarters, sensor and thrusters are embedded into the top of the saucer section. The ship's weapons, the grappler, a sensor dome, and cargo bays occupy the ventral section. The ship was unique for its new and advanced technologies, most notably its transporter and its new warp engine, capable of propelling the ship to warp factor 5 (TOS scale) or 125 ''c''. Ships of the NX class were intended to be multirole vessels capable of exploration, diplomacy, and war. The pathfinder of the class, the starship ''Enterprise'' (NX-01), was launched on April 16, 2151. The finale episode of Star Trek: Enterprise ("These Are the Voyages...")
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    Phoenix

    • Possessed By: Phoebe Cuckoo
    • Featured in Fictional Universe: Marvel Universe
    The Phoenix Force is an entity in the Marvel Comics fictional universe which has bonded with other characters, who often used the alias Phoenix. The Phoenix Force is famous for its central role in one of the most influential storylines in American superhero comics, The Dark Phoenix Saga, and is frequently linked to Jean Grey. In 2009, Jean Grey as the Dark Phoenix was ranked as IGN's 9th Greatest Comic Book Villain of All Time. Wizard Magazine's list of Top 100 villains ranked the Dark Phoenix as #38th. The Phoenix first appeared in Uncanny X-Men #101 (October 1976) in the guise of Jean Grey, and was created by Chris Claremont and Dave Cockrum. The Phoenix Force is an immortal and mutable manifestation of the prime universal force of life and passion. Born of the void between states of being, the Phoenix Force is a child of the universe. It is the nexus of all psionic energy which does, has, and ever will exist in all realities of the omniverse, the Guardian of Creation, and of the dangerously powerful M'Kraan Crystal. The Phoenix is among the most feared beings in all of existence — having the power to cut and re-grow any part of the universe, as well as destroy it entirely, which
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    The Sword of Truth

    • Possessed By: Richard Rahl
    The Sword of Truth is a magical sword in Terry Goodkind's The Sword of Truth fantasy series. The Sword of Truth is a magical sword wielded by the Seeker of Truth. It has a silver scabbard embellished with gold flourishes that gleams in sweeps and waves. The finely tooled leather of the baldric is old and supple. The gold and silver buckle matches the scabbard. Steel crossguards sweep out and down aggressively. Finely twisted silver wire covers the grip, and gold wire interwoven along the side of the braided silver forms the word Truth on each side of the hilt. The Sword of Truth is a magnificent sword which even a king is not worthy of wielding. The sword normally makes a unique ringing, metallic sound when pulled free from its scabbard. The Sword of Truth belongs to the Seeker as long as he or she is alive, or as long as he/she chooses to be Seeker. In between, while a new Seeker is sought, the First Wizard is the keeper of the sword. As in the case of Samuel, Shota the Witch Woman's assistant, if the sword is stolen or otherwise owned without the proper authorization of the First Wizard, the use of the sword will slowly destroy the wielder's body and mind. Holding the hilt
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    Pursuit Special

    Pursuit Special

    The Pursuit Special is the fictional model of car driven by the officers of the fictional MFP (Main Force Patrol) in the Mad Max franchise of films. The first car shown in the film with the title Pursuit Special is a Holden Monaro stolen and driven by the escaped criminal, the Night Rider. The more famous Pursuit Special is a modified 1973 Ford Falcon XB GT. Within this storyline, Max Rockatansky (Mel Gibson) is offered the black Pursuit Special as an incentive to stay on the force as their top pursuit man after he reveals his desire to quit. Although Max turns the offer down, he later uses the black car to exact his revenge on an outlaw motorcycle gang who killed his wife and child. This car started out as a standard white 1973 Ford Falcon XB GT Coupe. Then in 1976, film makers Byron Kennedy and George Miller began pre-production on Mad Max. Murray Smith was hired on as part of the film crew, and one of his tasks was to put together the Pursuit Special. He started by acquiring the XB Falcon, and along with Peter Arcadipane, Ray Beckerley, and various others, proceeded to modify the car to what was needed for the film. The main modification is the front nosecone, made of fibreglass
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    Acclamator-class assault ship

    The 752-meter-long Acclamator-class Assault Ship/Transport in the fictional Star Wars Universe and is a relative of later Star Destroyers. The Acclamator was the first capital ship designed for use with the Grand Army of the Republic, referred sometimes simply as the "Republic assault ship." Unlike the Star Destroyer, the Acclamator was not designed as a space combat starship or even a cruiser; rather, it was designed as a heavily armored and armed troop transport for planetary bombardments and surface landings. However, it is one of the earlier Star Destroyer concepts. The Acclamator was designed by Kuat Drive Yards, the wealthiest starship builders in the galaxy and owners of many other important starship builders like Kuat Systems Engineering and Rothana Heavy Engineering. It was Kuat's Rothana yards that produced many of the Acclamators, along with almost all of the Republic's ground units used during the Clone Wars. While Kuat Systems Engineering (KSE) produced the Venator-class Star Destroyer, the Eta-2 Actis Jedi interceptor, the Delta-7 Aethersprite Jedi starfighter, the V-wing, and the Unstable-Terrain Assault Transport (UT-AT), Rothana Heavy Engineering (RHE)
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    Babylon 4

    • Featured in Fictional Universe: Babylon 5
    Babylon 4 (also known as B4) is a fictional space station from the television series Babylon 5. In the series, Babylon 4 was the immediate predecessor of Babylon 5 and the largest of the Babylon stations. It was constructed using materials left over from the three previous stations (as seen in details such as Babylon 3 emblems on some surfaces.) Although the two stations share similar internal layouts, Babylon 4 is much larger than Babylon 5, and actually has engines which can physically move it through space if necessary. While Babylon 5 only rotates in one direction, Babylon 4 had two sections rotating in opposite directions. Babylon 4 also has a different color (B4 is green, B5 blue). In the show it is first revealed that the station mysteriously disappeared just after construction was completed. The officer in charge, Major Lewis Krantz, sent out a distress signal. (Krantz was an EarthForce Marine, not intended to be part of the station's permanent crew; he was assigned to supervise the final stages of construction, then to turn it over to an EarthForce Naval officer who would be the permanent CO). Late in the first season of the show (episode "Babylon Squared") Babylon 4
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    Cloak of invisibility

    Cloak of invisibility

    • Possessed By: Harry Potter
    • Featured in Fictional Universe: Harry Potter
    A cloak of invisibility is a theme that has occurred in fiction, and is a device which is under some scientific inquiry. Cloaks of invisibility are relatively rare in folklore; although they do occur in some fairy tales, such as The Twelve Dancing Princesses, a more common trope is the cap of invisibility. The cap of invisibility has appeared in Greek myth: Hades was ascribed possession of a cap or helmet that made the wearer invisible. In some versions of the Perseus myth, Perseus borrows this cap from the goddess Athena and uses it to sneak up on the sleeping Medusa when he kills her. A similar helmet, the Tarnhelm, is found in Norse mythology. In the Second Branch of the Mabinogi, one of the important texts of Welsh mythology, Caswallawn (the historical Cassivellaunus) murders Caradog ap Bran and other chieftains left in charge of Britain while wearing a cloak of invisibility. Edgar Rice Burroughs uses the idea of an invisibility cloak in his 1931 novel A Fighting Man of Mars. The movie, Erik the Viking humorously depicts the title character using a cloak of invisibility, which he does not realize apparently works only on elderly men. In the Lord of the Rings, Frodo's elven
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    Columbus class

    • Featured in Fictional Universe: Gundam
    In the fictional Gundam universe, the Columbus class is the Federation's fleet of resupply ships that were created to keep the space fleets resupplied while they were not in action. Columbus class ships were successful in this role, but many of the vessles were commandeered by the space fleet commanders for use as makeshift mobile suit carriers during the One Year War. Like most ships in the Federation's space fleet, the Columbus class was refitted between U.C. 0079 and UC 0083, resulting in the Columbus Kai class. Unlike earlier Coloumbus class vessles, the Columbus Kai was not used to ferry mobile suits. It should also be noted that it was a Columbus-class ship which was modified into a control ship for both Solar Flare Systems. It is believed that those retrofitted for a carrier duty had several anti-aircraft guns fitted for some protections.
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    Dragon Radar

    • Possessed By: Son Goku
    Dragon Radar (or scanner) is an instrument in the fiction manga series Dragon Ball/Dragon Ball Z and the anime Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GT. The Dragon Ball Radar, built by Bulma, and is used to find Dragonballs very quickly when compared to conventional methods. In Dragonball Goku broke the Dragonball Radar while fighting General Blue. This is when Arale from Dr. Slump appears. She asks her father/creator Senbei Norimaki to fix it, but Senbei couldn't make heads nor tails of it. Turbo, her baby genius "brother" ends up fixing it while nobody else was looking. The radar is used in Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z, but in Dragon Ball GT, the Dragon Ball Radar is assimilated by the robot Giru, thus giving Giru the ability to find the Dragon Balls. Emperor Pilaf eventually built his own, superior version of the Dragon Radar; shaped like a globe and installed in his floating airship, it could show the Dragon Balls' exact location on the planet.
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    Glamdring

    Glamdring

    • Possessed By: Gandalf
    • Featured in Fictional Universe: Middle-earth
    Glamdring is a sword in J. R. R. Tolkien's fantasy universe of Middle-earth. It was forged for the Elf Turgon in the First Age. For several thousand years it went missing, until Gandalf (and company) found it (along with Sting and Orcrist) in the trolls' cave in The Hobbit and claimed it for himself. He continued to use Glamdring through the events of The Lord of the Rings. Glamdring is translated as Foe-hammer, and the goblins in The Hobbit call it "Beater". Glamdring, along with Orcrist, its mate, are described in The Hobbit as having "...beautiful scabbards and jewelled hilts", and Glamdring is referred to by Elrond as "Foe-hammer that the king of Gondolin once wore". In Unfinished Tales, one of the footnotes to the story "Of Tuor and his Coming to Gondolin" mentions that the sword of Turgon was "¬タᆭwhite and gold¬タᆭin a ruel-bone (ivory) sheath,..." While Glamdring is not mentioned by name, it is reasonable to assume that the same sword is described, as this work was written well after The Hobbit, when Tolkien was consciously writing to reconcile his stories of the First Age with those contained in Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. Glamdring was most likely taken to the
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    Gwazine class battleship

    In the fictional Gundam universe, the Gwazine class battleship were constructed by the Principality of Zeon to be flagship for the various space fleet Admiral. Although they filled a role similar to that of the Federation's ''Magellan'' class battleships, the Gwazine class completely outclassed the competition in several ways. The Gwazine class ships were built to be the most powerful space warships during One Year War. They were also the second largest after the ''Dolos'' Class Heavy Carrier Ships. The Gwazine class was equipped with three massive double-barreled mega particle cannon turrets mounted on the topside and ten smaller double-barreled mega particle cannon turrets (on par with the main cannons on the ''Musai'' Class Light Cruisers). Anti-air defense was also top-notch with 155 mm double-barreled machine guns layered all over. Yet the deadliest arsenal on the Gwazine class ships was the MS troop onboard -- each vessel could carry up to twenty mobile suits, more than triple of what the Federation's ''Pegasus class could hold. In addition, the Gwazine class is one of the few vessels that could travel between the Earth Sphere and the Asteroid Belt without mid-way
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    Homunculus

    Homunculus

    • Featured in Fictional Universe: The Sacred Band of Stepsons
    Homunculus (masculine, Latin for "little man", plural: "homunculi"; from the diminutive of homo) is a term used, generally, in various fields of study to refer to any representation of a human being. Throughout history, it has referred specifically to the concept of a miniature, fully formed human body, for example, in the studies of alchemy and preformationism. In current context, in scientific fields, a homunculus may refer to any scale model of the human body that, in some way, illustrates physiological, psychological, or other abstract human characteristics or functions. In Carl Jung's studies of alchemy, he believed the first record of a homunculus in alchemical literature appeared in the Visions of Zosimos, written in the third century AD, although the actual word "homunculus" was never used. In the visions, Zosimos mentions encountering a man who impales himself with a sword, and then undergoes "unendurable torment": his eyes become blood, he spews forth his flesh, and changes into "the opposite of himself, into a mutilated anthroparion (a Greek alchemical concept of a being somewhat similar to a golem but possessing a sense of will and intelligence), and he tore his flesh
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    Loknar Class

    The Loknar Class Frigate is a non-canon ship class in the Star Trek universe. It first appeared in the works of the Star Trek role playing game published by the FASA Corp. in the early 1980s. It is a design contemporary of the Constitution Class star ship Captain Kirk commanded in the original Star Trek series.
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    Palantír

    Palantír

    A palantír (pl. palantíri) is a magical artifact from J. R. R. Tolkien's fantasy legendarium. A palantír (sometimes translated as "Seeing Stone" but literally meaning "Farsighted" or "One that Sees from Afar"; cf. English television) is a spherical stone that functions somewhat like a crystal ball. When one looks into a palantír, one can communicate with other such stones and anyone who might be looking into them; beings of great power can manipulate the Stones to see virtually any part of the world. They were made by the Elves of Valinor in the Uttermost West, by the Noldor and maybe even Fëanor himself. Many palantíri were made, but the number is not known. Some had power over other Stones. They were of various sizes; the smallest had a diameter of about a foot (30 cm), while the largest filled a large chamber. The larger stones allowed one to walk around them, thereby changing the viewpoint of its vision. The Master Stone was kept in the tower of Avallónë on Tol Eressëa, but no record is made of successful communication from any palantír of Middle-earth to this one. They are believed to have a power over people, as seen from the experience of Peregrin Took and the Orthanc-stone.
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    Rewloola class battleship

    In the fictional Gundam Universe, at the end of the Gryps War in UC0088, Char Aznable disappeared, and was presumed dead; however, in UC0093 he re-emerged with a declaration that he was now in command of his own Neo Zeon movement. Included with the movement were several Musaka class light cruisers and the Rewloola (pronounced "Rail-lu-la"), Char's flagship. The Rewloola-class was Neo-Zeon's answer to the Federation's Ra Cailum-class battleships. The ship sported seven twin beam gun turrets and twelve rear thrusters, giving the ship plenty of propulsion. The Rewloola also sported MS Hangars — a trait indicative of nearly every Zeon ship since UC0079. As with battleships of its time, Rewloola was also equipped with a combat bridge besides a standard bridge. The Rewloola saw heavy action in the movie Char's Counterattack, first coming under fire while capturing the asteroid base, Fifth Luna, then again at the battle for Axis. The Rewloola performed exceptionally well during both conflicts, proving that battleships equipped with MS hangars could still be formidable opponents in the age of the mobile suit. Only one Rewloola class vessel was known to be constructed; since it is not seen
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    Cue stick

    Cue stick

    • Possessed By: JunJun
    A cue stick (or simply cue, more specifically pool cue, snooker cue, or billiards cue), is an item of sporting equipment essential to the games of pool, snooker and carom billiards. It is used to strike a ball, usually the cue ball. Cues are tapered sticks, typically about 58 inches (1.5 m) long and 18–21 ounces (510–600 g) for pool (shorter for carom and longer for snooker, and lighter for both). Most cues are made of wood, but occasionally the wood is covered or bonded with other materials including, graphite, carbon fiber or fiberglass. An obsolete term for a cue, used from the 16th to early 19th centuries, is billiard stick. The forerunner of the cue was the mace, an implement similar to a light-weight golf club, with a foot that was generally used to shove rather than strike the cue ball. When the ball was frozen against a rail cushion, use of the mace was difficult (the foot would not fit under the edge of the cushion to strike the ball squarely), and by 1670 experienced players often used the tail or butt end of the mace instead. The term "cue" comes from queue, the French word for "tail", in reference to this practice, a style of shooting that eventually led to the
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    Dial-Home Device

    • Featured in Fictional Universe: Stargate
    In the science fiction Stargate universe, a DHD (for Dial-Home Device) is an Ancient device used to control a Stargate. They have been encountered in both the Milky Way and Pegasus Galaxy to operate their respective Stargate Networks. Most DHDs are pedestal-shaped, with a round inclined control panel on top consisting of two concentric circles of "keys" and a translucent hemisphere in the center. The keys represent the corresponding symbols, also called "glyphs", on the rim of the Stargate, with the central hemisphere serving to engage the Stargate. In the Milky Way, activating a Stargate using a DHD also serves to allow for "quick dialing", activating the gate without waiting for the inner ring to spin. The DHD also provides power for the Stargate and appears to have a complex programming interface, of which most is not normally needed by the operator. Apparently, originally every Stargate had its own DHD, located directly in front of the Stargate. However, over time some DHDs have been damaged or lost. This frequently presents a difficulty for Stargate travelers, as it is still possible to dial in to a Stargate that lacks a DHD, but dialing out again is much more difficult.
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    Gwanvan class battleship

    In the fictional Gundam universe, in the post One Year War era, the Axis Zeon's engineers were asked to upgrade the Gwanzine class battleships, resulting in the creation of the Gwanban class. This class served as the flagship for Axis Zeon fleets in Gundam 0083 and the first Neo Zeon movement in ZZ Gundam. Although more compact and sharing little external resemblance to its predecessor, the Gwanvan class is a technological refinement that repackages and updates all of Gwazine class' capabilities, such as the provision of an MS launcher in the fore and hyper Mega Particle cannons. As with all Gwazine class vessels, the Gwanvan class is capable of sailing between the Earth sphere and Jupiter without resupplies. At least two vessels of the Gwanvan class were confirmed to exist: the Gwanzan and the Gwanvan. The Gwanzan served as the flagship of the Axis Advance Fleet that supported the Delaz Fleet as documented in Gundam 0083. Little was known about the fate of this vessel after UC0083. The Gwanvan served as the flagship of the entire Axis fleet during the Z Gundam episode in UC0087 after the previous flagship, the Gwadan, was sunk. It would later be succeeded by the Sadalahn in the
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    Hellebore

    Hellebore

    • Possessed By: Iatros
    • Created By: Cassander
    • Featured in Fictional Universe: The Sacred Band of Stepsons universe
    Commonly known as hellebores, members of the genus Helleborus comprise approximately 20 species of herbaceous or evergreen perennial flowering plants in the family Ranunculaceae, within which it gave its name to the tribe of Helleboreae. Many species are poisonous. Despite names such as "Christmas rose" and "Lenten rose", hellebores are not closely related to the rose family (Rosaceae). The genus is native to much of Europe, from western Great Britain, Spain and Portugal, eastward across the Mediterranean region and central Europe into Romania and Ukraine, and along the north coast of Turkey into the Caucasus. The greatest concentration of species occurs in the Balkans. One atypical species (H. thibetanus) comes from western China; another atypical species (H. vesicarius) inhabits a small area on the border between Turkey and Syria. The flowers have five "petals" (actually sepals) surrounding a ring of small, cup-like nectaries (petals modified to hold nectar). The sepals do not fall as petals would, but remain on the plant, sometimes for many months. Recent research in Spain suggests that the persistence of the sepals contributes to the development of the seeds (Herrera
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    Kusanagi

    Kusanagi

    • Possessed By: Orochimaru
    Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi (草薙の剣) is a legendary Japanese sword and one of three Imperial Regalia of Japan. It was originally called Ame-no-Murakumo-no-Tsurugi (天叢雲剣, "Sword of the Gathering Clouds of Heaven") but its name was later changed to the more popular Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi ("Grass Cutting Sword"). The history of the Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi extends into legend. According to Kojiki, the god Susanoo encountered a grieving family of kunitsukami ("gods of the land") headed by Ashinazuchi (足名椎) in Izumo province. When Susanoo inquired of Ashinazuchi, he told him that his family was being ravaged by the fearsome Yamata-no-Orochi, an eight-headed serpent of Koshi, who had consumed seven of the family's eight daughters and that the creature was coming for his final daughter, Kushinada-hime (奇稲田姫). Susanoo investigated the creature, and after an abortive encounter he returned with a plan to defeat it. In return, he asked for Kushinada-hime's hand in marriage, which was agreed. Transforming her temporarily into a comb (one interpreter reads this section as "using a comb he turns into [masquerades as] Kushinada-hime") to have her company during battle, he detailed his plan into steps. He
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    Lemurian citadel

    Lemurian citadel

    • Possessed By: Chiara, Evening Star of Lemuria
    • Featured in Fictional Universe: Tempus Unbound
    The Lemurian citadel is a location and fictional setting in the Sacred Band of Stepsons universe. Lemuria, an ancient city-state, is one of the four metaphysical compass points of the Sacred Band of Stepsons unvierse. Lemuria's citadel encompasses Pinnacle House, administrative buildings, military barracks and training facilities, food stores, stables, and the necessary provisions and weapons to make Lemuria siege-proof. This ancient citadel, behind fortress walls of cyclopean stoner, is the heart of Lemuria's liminal power. The Lemurian citadel becomes the base of operations for Tempus's revamped Lemurian armed forces.
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    Sonic screwdriver

    Sonic screwdriver

    • Possessed By: The Doctor
    • Featured in Fictional Universe: Whoniverse
    The sonic screwdriver is a fictional tool in the British science fiction television series Doctor Who and its spinoffs. It is a multifunctional tool used by The Doctor. Its most common function is that of a lockpick, but can be used to perform other operations such as performing medical scans, remotely controlling other devices and tracking alien life. It can, with the exception of a deadlock seal or wooden lock, open any type of lock and operate many computers, whether their origin is alien or human. Like the TARDIS, it has become one of the icons of the programme; spinoff media such as The Sarah Jane Adventures and Torchwood have replicated its functions in devices such as the sonic lipstick, sonic blaster, sonic pen and sonic modulator. The sonic screwdriver was first introduced in 1968, and was used regularly throughout the Second Doctor's tenure. It became less prominent from the beginning of the Third Doctor's tenure until 1977. It was written out of the series in 1982 due to the limitations it caused when writing for the show. It then featured briefly in the 1996 Doctor Who TV Movie, before making a full return in the 2005 continuation of the series. Throughout the series,
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    Stormbringer

    • Possessed By: Elric of Melniboné
    • Featured in Fictional Universe: Eternal Champion Multiverse
    Stormbringer is the name of the infamous black sword featured in a number of fantasy stories by the author Michael Moorcock. Created by the forces of Chaos, it is described as a huge, black sword covered with strange runes carved deep into its blade. It is wielded by the doomed albino emperor Elric of Melniboné. This powerful enchanted black blade is a member of a demon race that takes on the form of a sword, and as such is a force of Chaos. Stormbringer's edge is capable of cutting through virtually any material not protected by potent sorcery, and it can drink the soul from (and thereby kill) an unprotected human upon delivering any wound, even a scratch. Its most distinctive features are that it has a mind and will of its own, and that it feeds upon the souls of those it kills. Elric loathes the sword but is almost helpless without the strength and vitality it confers on him. Stormbringer’s hunger for souls is such that it frequently betrays Elric by creating a bloodlust in his mind, turning in his hands and killing friends and lovers. The cursed nature of the sword adds to Elric’s guilt and self-loathing even as he feels pleasure when the stolen lifeforce enters his
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    Tivvay class cruiser

    In the fictional Gundam universe, the Tivvay class seems to be an update to the older Chivvay class heavy cruisers. These ships are designed around MS transportation and combat. These vessels are lightly armed when compared to other Zeon ship classes, sporting only two beam turrets and a handful of missile launchers. They were designed with speed as its main feature (mainly due to its new type of engine) in order to use hit and run tactics. The class also had a large mobile suit capacity, between eight and ten mobile suits, a number that the Earth Federation would not have until they commissioned their Alexandria-class heavy cruisers. The only known Tivvay class cruiser is the Graf Zeppelin, which appeared in Gundam 0080. This vessel served as a flagship for Captain Von Helsing and his small Zeon taskforce, who were dispatched to launch a diversionary attack on Side 6 to allow the Cyclops team entry. Later, this vessel and two Musai class ships were used to ferry nuclear arms to Side 6. Graf Zeppelin and her two Musai-class escorts were intercepted by a Federation patrol in the vicinity of Side 6 and surrendered to the Federation in late December UC 0079. The fate of the Graf
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    USS Yorktown

    The USS Yorktown (NCC-1717) is a Constitution class starship of The United Federation of Planets in the Star Trek fictional universe. The bridge of this vessel and her Captain were seen briefly during Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home when it was disabled by the Probe on its voyage to Earth. Fans of Star Trek have long contended that this ship was renamed at the end of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home and became the second Starship ''Enterprise'' (NCC-1701-A). Other sources say that a new vessel being constructed at the time of Voyage Home - possibly a new Yorktown - was renamed as the Enterprise-A. A third theory holds that the reason the first NCC-1701 was ordered decommissioned (in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock) was because this new Enterprise was in preparation. However, these theories can only be considered fanon and not canon as the origin of the new Enterprise was never revealed on screen.According to The Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manual, and the Star Trek Encyclopedia the USS Yorktown became Enterprise-A.The Star Trek Encyclopedia also establishes the Yorktown's registry number as NCC-1717. Gene Roddenberry originally intended the ''Enterprise'' in
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    Lemuria

    Lemuria

    • Possessed By: Chiara, Evening Star
    • Created By: Chiara, Evening Star
    • Featured in Fictional Universe: The Sacred Band of Stepsons universe
    In the Sacred Band of Stepsons universe, Lemuria is everyplace it has ever been, contiguously present, simply out of phase with the rest of reality. Lemuria is one of the four metaphysical compass points of the Sacred Band of Stepsons universe: along with Meridian, Bandara, and City at the Edge of Time, it describes the boundaries of reality. Once a year, Lemuria allows a casting of lots for seven individuals who have a chance to change the fate of their societies. Before the Fall of Man and after, Lemuria has held out hope to humankind that fate can be kind and man can rise above his failings: once a year, for one night, this seems true. Tempus visits Lemuria on such a night and undertakes a quest at the end of which he and his sister-in-arms, Cime, inherit the care of Lemuria as its rulers. From there on, control of time and place is possible for Tempus as never before. With Cime, he reunites his Sacred Band and his 3rd Commando and creates a base of operations on Lemuria. From that island citadel and Pinnacle House, where Cime rules as Evening Star, Tempus is free to undertake what ventures he chooses in service to the celestial Balance, with all his best warriors by his side, none of them aging while in Lemuria's embrace.
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    Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch

    Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch

    The Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch is a fictional weapon from the comedy film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. It bears a striking resemblance to the Sovereign's Orb of the United Kingdom, and seems to draw some inspiration from the Holy Spear of Antioch. It also made a brief appearance in the 1977 film Jabberwocky where it was being held by King Bruno the Questionable (the latter film was directed by Terry Gilliam, starred Michael Palin, and featured a cameo by Terry Jones, all members of Monty Python). The Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch is a visual satire of a type of royal regalia known as a globus cruciger, specifically the Sovereign's Orb of the United Kingdom. The Sovereign's Orb similarly has a band of jewels running along the centre, and a half-band on the top hemisphere, with a cruciform at the crest. The Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch is a reference to the mythical Holy Spear of Antioch. The supposed Holy Spear was unearthed from the floor of a Church during the Siege of Antioch (1098) by crusaders on the First Crusade, found by a poor and otherwise unknown monk named Peter Bartholomew. In Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the Holy Hand Grenade is described as a "sacred relic"
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    Nazca class destroyer

    This article is about a fictional ship class from the Cosmic Era timeline of the anime Gundam metaseries. The Nazca-class destroyer is a fast, well-armed space warship in the ZAFT forces. It is heavily armed with two large beam gun, two medium dual railgun, and 10 CIWS turrets, and has room in its hangar for up to six mobile suits. The Nazca-class destroyer was superior in firepower to the Alliance's ''Nelson''-class battleship, carried the flag capabilities of an ''Agamemnon''-class carrier, and was even faster than an ''Archangel''-class assault ship. However Archangel-class assault ships had the ability to enter Earth's atmosphere while the ships of the Nazca-class could not. One Nazca-class vessel was the Vesalius, which served as the flagship of Rau Le Creuset's task force. After several battles with the ''Archangel'', Vesalius was destroyed late in the war by the ''Eternal'' and ''Kusanagi'' of the Three Ships Alliance. In C.E. 73, another Nazca-class destroyer, the Voltaire, served as the flagship of Yzak Joule, and was accompanied by its sister ship Rousseau in a failed attempt to destroy Junius Seven before it fell to Earth. Another Nazca-class destroyer, refitted
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    FAB1

    FAB1

    • Possessed By: Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward
    • Featured in Fictional Universe: Thunderbirds
    FAB1 is the name given to the pink six-wheeled car in the Thunderbirds TV series and feature films. In the original Supermarionation TV series Thunderbirds (1965–1966), as well as the films Thunderbirds Are GO (1966) and Thunderbird 6 (1967), FAB1 is a modified Rolls-Royce. Owned by Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward, the car is usually driven by her chauffeur Parker. The driver sits in a central position at the front of the passenger compartment, which is covered by a bulletproof bubble canopy. The car has been modified by Brains, inventor of the Thunderbirds machines, with gadgets and gizmos, including heavy artillery concealed behind the radiator grille and front and rear headlights, though in 'Perils of Penelope' grappling hooks are shot out of the rear headlight space. It is also equipped with smokescreen- and oil-dispensors, extendable tyre-studs for increased traction, and hydrofoils or outriggers for travel on water or snow respectively. Rolls-Royce supplied a radiator grille complete with Spirit of Ecstasy for close-up shots of the car. A full-sized replica of FAB1, based on a Chinese-six (four in front, two in back), Bedford Duple Vega coach chassis, was constructed to
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    Flute

    Flute

    • Possessed By: Tayuya
    • Featured in Fictional Universe: The Sacred Band of Stepsons
    The flute is a musical instrument of the woodwind family. Unlike woodwind instruments with reeds, a flute is an aerophone or reedless wind instrument that produces its sound from the flow of air across an opening. According to the instrument classification of Hornbostel-Sachs, flutes are categorized as edge-blown aerophones. A musician who plays the flute can be referred to as a flute player, a flautist, a flutist, or less commonly a fluter. Aside from the voice, flutes are the earliest known musical instruments. A number of flutes dating to about 43,000 to 35,000 years ago have been found in the Swabian Alb region of Germany. These flutes demonstrate that a developed musical tradition existed from the earliest period of modern human presence in Europe. The word flute first entered the English language during the Middle English period, as floute,, or else flowte, flo(y)te, possibly from Old French flaute and from Old Provençal flaüt,or else from Old French fleüte, flaüte, flahute via Middle High German floite or Danish fluit. Attempts to trace the word back to a Latin root have been pronounced "phonologically impossible" or "inadmissable". The first known use of the word flute was
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    Godsbane

    In The Avatar Series, a quintet of novels based in the Forgotten Realms setting, Godsbane was a magical sword which was actually a manifestation of the deity Mask and was wielded by the then-mortal Cyric during the Time of Troubles. Cyric acquired the sword by murdering a halfling named Sneakabout, who in turn killed the former wielder of the sword. Cyric named the sword "Godsbane" because while he was a mortal, he used it to slay Bhaal (then Lord of Murder), and after becoming a deity, he used it to kill Leira, Lady of Deception. Godsbane needs to consume the energy of souls to survive. "She" sucks all the blood from her victims, giving her a blood-red hue. When starved for a long time, she gradually fades to white. Before she came into the grasp of Cyric, Godsbane had driven all of her previous wielders mad, forcing them to sustain her by killing victims. Eventually, the blade would be stolen by another, and the former wielder's thoughts would always be focused on recovering it. He/she would never sleep until recovering the blade or die trying. This was also the sword Cyric used to kill Kelemvor Lyonsbane while atop Blackstaff Tower. To spite Cyric for trying to break her will
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    Irish class battleship

    The Irish-class battleship is a space battleship of the fictional Gundam universe. The introduction of mobile suits during the One Year War redefined space warfare, and led to a change in the design concepts of space warships, where the ability to deploy mobile suits became a clear tactical advantage. While some of the ship designs still focused on enhanced firepower (such as Earth Federation's Birmingham-class battleship), most ships started incorporating mobile suit support. One of the successful design that combined traditional firepower with mobile warfare capacity was the Irish-class battleship. The Irish class sports two two-barrel main beam turrets, and five secondary single-barrel beam turrets, giving the ship considerable firepower in ship-to-ship battle. The ship also sports three launch catapults — two on the bow and one in the aft, which gives the Irish class a clear relation to the Argama-class assault cruisers, which were under construction around the same time as the Irish class. The Irish class was designed and equipped with twelve rear thruster, giving it a speed advantage against enemy ships, not unlike the real-world American-designed Iowa class battleships. At
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    Public-Class Assault Ship

    At the outbreak of the One Year War in the anime Mobile Suit Gundam, the Earth Federation's Earth Federal Space Force came face to face with the Principality of Zeon's MS-05 Zaku I and MS-06 Zaku II mobile suits, which were unlike any threat the Federation fleets had ever faced before. The mobile suits were fast, manuverable, and highly agile. Within in the opening weeks of the war, these mobile suits sank most of the Federation's ''Salamis''-Class Cruisers and ''Magellan''-Class Battleships spaceships. Without a strong naval force to counter the Zeon warships, the Federation needed a way to rapidly increase the size of their navy. Thus, they developed the Public-Class Assault Ship. The Public-Class is basically a simple space vehicle, such as a shuttle, that was crudely refitted to include room for a pair of capital ship-grade torpedoes. The idea behind these assault ships were to get in fast with hit-and-run strikes, drop both weapons, then leave quickly, much like the World War II era gunboat. However, while extremely fast, the ships were poorly armored and could not easily maneuver. The Public-Class was useful during the Battle of Solomon, when these ships deployed beam
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    Sword

    Sword

    • Possessed By: Trunks
    A sword is a bladed weapon (edged weapon) used primarily for cutting or thrusting. The precise definition of the term varies with the historical epoch or the geographical region under consideration. In the most narrow sense, a sword consists of a straight blade with two edges and a hilt. However, in some cases the term may also refer to weapons with a single edge (backsword). The word sword comes from the Old English sweord, cognate to Old High German swert, Old Norse sverð, from a Proto-Indo-European root *swer- "to wound, to cut". Non-European weapons called "sword" include single-edged weapons such as the Middle Eastern saif, the Chinese dao and the related Japanese katana. The Chinese jian is an example of a non-European double-edged sword, like the European models derived from the double-edged Iron Age sword. Historically, the sword developed in the Bronze Age, evolving from the dagger; the earliest specimens date to ca. 1600 BC. The Iron Age sword remained fairly short and without a crossguard. The spatha as it developed in the Late Roman army became the predecessor of the European sword of the Middle Ages, at first adopted as the Migration period sword, and only in the High
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    Tarawa class carrier

    This article is about a fictional ship class from the Cosmic Era timeline of the anime Gundam metaseries. The Tarawa-class carrier is the largest navel vessel used by the Earth Alliance. The Spengler class is designed for amphibious invasion, but also serves as a highly effective aircraft carrier, using the Earth Alliance's F-7D Spearhead vertical take-off and landing fighters and Kingfisher 33SP helicopters. In CE 71, the Tarawa class was converted to support mobile suits, with two large gates on each side for the six mobile suits to exit. The flight deck and rear fighter hangar could also be used to carry additional mobile suits in the place of some or all of the fighter complement. The refitted ships are effective, but cramped, mobile suit carriers. Several Spengler-class assault ships participated in the invasion of Orb in CE 71, supervised by Blue Cosmos leader Muruta Azrael aboard the flagship Powell. The Powell replaced 3 of the standard GAT-01 Strike Dagger with Azrael's prototype GAT-X131 Calamity Gundam, GAT-X252 Forbidden Gundam, and GAT-X370 Raider Gundam. In C.E. 73, 81st Independent Mobile Battallion commander Neo Lorrnoke took command of the John Paul Jones,
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    Bag of Holding

    A bag of holding is a fictional magical item in the Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game, capable of containing objects larger than its own size. Since its introduction, it has appeared in other roleplaying games and media. A bag of holding appears to be a common cloth sack of about 2 by 4 feet (0.61 by 1.2 m) in size. It opens into a nondimensional space (similar to a magic satchel) or a pocket dimension, making the space larger inside than it is outside. Each bag always weighs the same amount, between 15 and 60 pounds (6.8 and 27 kg), regardless of what is put into it. It can store a combined weight of up to forty times its own weight, and a combined volume of 30 to 250 cubic feet (0.85 to 7.1 m). A living creature put in a bag of holding will suffocate after about 10 minutes. If a bag of holding is overloaded, or if a sharp object pierces it (from outside or inside), the bag will rupture and be ruined, the contents lost forever in "nilspace." Other magical bags similar to the bags of holding include: Some bags outwardly indistinguishable from a bag of holding have highly undesirable qualities. They are created by spellcasters either purposefully (especially in the case of a bag
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    Egg Carrier

    • Possessed By: Dr. Eggman
    • Created By: Dr. Eggman
    • Featured in Fictional Universe: SEGA Universe
    The fictional villain Doctor Eggman from the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video game uses a large amount of gigantic combat aircraft in his quest for world domination. The Sky Base Zone appeared as the final Zone in Sonic the Hedgehog for the Game Gear. It was Eggman's first flying fortress; a blimp, gray and red in color. It floated above Eggman's Scrap Brain base on South Island. After Sonic reached Eggman at Act 3 of Scrap Brain Zone, the doctor escaped to the heavens on a floating platform. Sonic followed him to the Sky Base, and fought his way through the airship. At the end, Sonic battled Eggman in the base, and then escaped from the Sky Base. Though not a flying fortress, a smaller blimp similar to Sky Base would appear in the game, Shadow the Hedgehog. It appears in the level Iron Jungle as Eggman's getaway blimp, and you have the option of destroying it to complete the Hero Mission, and it is very awkward, even if you have beaten the last story and unlocked the Shadow Rifle! The Wing Fortress Zone was the second-to-last Zone in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 for the Mega Drive. It was a large brown airship driven by both propeller and powerful jet engine. It was armed with
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    Fire Flower

    Fire Flower

    • Featured in Fictional Universe: Super Mario Universe
    A Fire Flower is a power-up from the Super Mario Bros. series of video game. It transforms Mario (or Luigi) into Fire Mario (or Luigi). Fire Mario's trademark distinction is his all-white or mostly-white suit in many of the Mario games; however, Fire Mario is bright orange all over in the original version of Super Mario Bros. 3, and has a feather in his cap in Super Mario Land 2 for Game Boy (most likely to illustrate the difference on the Game Boy's monochrome screen; in the official artwork for that game, Fire Mario is depicted with the character's regular color scheme). Fire Mario has the ability to throw bouncing fireballs at enemies. In Super Mario Land 2 Wario can transform into Fire Wario as well, when he fights against Mario. Fire Flowers are routinely acquired when Mario hits a "?" block from below, but occasionally they're hidden in brick blocks or music-note blocks. In Super Mario Bros. 3, Fire Flowers can also be acquired in a game of "Concentration". The fireballs can defeat some of the more common enemies in one hit, such as Goomba, Koopa Troopa, Paratroopa, Lakitu, and Spinies. Fireballs can also be used sometimes to defeat Bowser and the Koopaling, with
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    Four Treasures

    In the Mythological Cycle of early Irish literature, the four treasures (or jewels) of the Tuatha Dé Danann are four magical items which the mythological Tuatha Dé Danann are supposed to have brought with them from the four island cities Murias, Falias, Gorias and Findias, when they arrived in Ireland. Together the four treasures form the subject of at least three Middle Irish texts: In the 17th century, Geoffrey Keating drew on a version of the former for his Foras feasa ar Éirinn. The first recension of Lebor Gabála describes the Tuatha Dé Danann as having resided in "the northern islands of the world", where they were instructed in the magic arts, before finally moving in dark clouds to Connaught in Ireland. It mentions only the Lia Fáil as having been imported from across the sea. One of the recensions of Lebar Gabála, Cath Maige Tuired and a separate text elaborate on these events. CMT and LG tell that there were four cities located on the northern islands of the world (i n-insib tūascertachaib in domain), called Falias, Gorias, Findias and Murias. "The Four Jewels" also refers to the cities, but appears to locate them at Lochlann and contends that the Tuatha Dé crossed the
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    K-9

    K-9

    • Possessed By: Sarah Jane Smith
    • Featured in Fictional Universe: Whoniverse
    K-9 is the name of several fictional robotic canines (the name being a pun on that word) in the long-running British science fiction television series, Doctor Who, first appearing in 1977. K-9 has also been a central character in three of the series television spin-offs: the unsuccessful K-9 and Company (1981), The Sarah Jane Adventures (2007–2011) and K-9 (2009–2010). Although not originally intended to be a recurring character in the series, K-9 was kept in the show following his first appearance because he was expected to be popular with younger audiences. There have been at least four separate K-9 units in the series, with the first two being companions of the Fourth Doctor. Voice actor John Leeson has provided the character's voice in most of his appearances, except during Season 17 of Doctor Who, in which David Brierley temporarily provided the character's voice. The character was created by Bob Baker and Dave Martin, to whom rights to the character still belong; consequently, Baker's spin-off series K-9, which is not BBC-produced, cannot directly reference events or characters from Doctor Who, though it attempts to be a part of that continuity. Within the series' narrative,
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    Lemurian windows into any place or time

    Lemurian windows into any place or time

    • Possessed By: Chiara, Evening Star
    • Created By: Chiara, Evening Star
    • Featured in Fictional Universe: The Sacred Band of Stepsons universe
    In the Sacred Band of Stepsons universe, the citadel of Lemuria contains Pinnacle House, where Lemurian windows into past, present or future can become doors into any place or time. Chiara, Evening Star of Lemuria, offers Tempus and six other guests one chance to use Lemurian windows to change their fates on New Year's Eve in Lemuria. Tempus destroys one Lemurian window opening onto Azehur at the time he was young there. Chiara helps Tempus use the Lemurian windows to create a door into New York in order to find his sister-in-arms, Cime, who is held captive there. When Tempus rescues Cime and returns with her to Lemuria, Chiara abdicates her power and leaves Lemuria in the hands of Tempus and Cime. Cime masters the secrets of the Lemurian windows, employing them to help Tempus find the scattered members of his forces and reunite them on Lemuria. Thereafter, Lemuria serves as the base of operations for Tempus's Sacred Band, which becomes the core of Cime's Lemurian armed forces. Tempus uses Lemurian windows and doors to deploy and extract his forces, who can now fight wherever and whenever Tempus chooses.
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    Microphone

    Microphone

    • Possessed By: Sailor Star Healer
    A microphone (colloquially called a mic or mike; both pronounced /ˈmaɪk/) is an acoustic-to-electric transducer or sensor that converts sound into an electrical signal. Microphones are used in many applications such as telephones, tape recorders, karaoke systems, hearing aids, motion picture production, live and recorded audio engineering, FRS radios, megaphones, in radio and television broadcasting and in computers for recording voice, speech recognition, VoIP, and for non-acoustic purposes such as ultrasonic checking or knock sensors. Most microphones today use electromagnetic induction (dynamic microphone), capacitance change (condenser microphone), piezoelectric generation, or light modulation to produce an electrical voltage signal from mechanical vibration. Both Thomas Alva Edison and Emile Berliner filed patent applications for the carbon microphone, in March and June 1877 respectively. After a long legal battle, Edison emerged the victor, and the Berliner patent was ruled invalid by both American and British courts. The sensitive transducer element of a microphone is called its element or capsule. A complete microphone also includes a housing, some means of bringing the
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    Sting

    • Possessed By: Frodo Baggins
    • Featured in Fictional Universe: Middle-earth
    An artifact from J. R. R. Tolkien's fantasy universe of Middle-earth, Sting was an Elvish knife or dagger made in Gondolin in the First Age. Sting was a magical weapon used by Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit. Bilbo found it in a troll-hoard along with the swords Glamdring and Orcrist. Sting was likely forged by the elves of Gondolin in the First Age. Although it was only a dagger by the standard of Men or Elves, it made a handy short sword for a hobbit. Bilbo gave Sting to Frodo Baggins before the Fellowship of the Ring set off from Rivendell. When Frodo was betrayed at the pass of Cirith Ungol, Samwise Gamgee took Sting to prevent it from falling into enemy hands, but later returned it to Frodo. Following the end of the War of the Ring, Frodo gave Sting and all of his other possessions to Sam before departing for the Undying Lands. Bilbo named the blade after fighting giant spiders in Mirkwood. The spiders themselves referred to it as his "sting." Sting had the magical ability to detect any nearby orcs. When orcs were present, it glowed blue, as it did when the Fellowship encountered orcs in the mines of Moria. This was a common property of First Age Elf blades, particularly those
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    Sword of Khaine

    Sword of Khaine refers to a fictional item in the Warhammer Fantasy setting. The Sword of Khaine, also known as the Widowmaker, is an immensely-powerful weapon, perhaps the most powerful in the known Warhammer world, described as being able to slay even gods. Although named a sword, the weapon may take any form, usually the one most fitting to its desired wielder. It is said to be the physical manifestation of murder and violence, lusting for blood, it whispers to all that approach its shrine, promising them the chance to become all-powerful in exchange for enough blood to sate its thirst. However, the deal is inevitably a hopeless one, since the amount of blood desired is much too great. It is kept in a shrine dedicated to Khaine on a far-flung island, owned by the High Elves. However, this does not stop the Dark Elves from attempting to capture the island, and many bloody battles are fought near the shrine. Aenarion, the first king of the High Elves, used the blade to repulse a Chaos invasion. Just before his death, Aenarion is said to have driven the sword into its altar so deeply that none can draw it again. Aenarion's descendants, the twins Tyrion and Teclis, are tainted by
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    Transmogrifier

    • Possessed By: Calvin
    • Created By: Calvin
    • Featured in Fictional Universe: Calvin and Hobbes
    A transmogrifier is a device which transforms or metamorphoses an object into another object, most commonly found in fiction. In Bill Watterson's comic strip Calvin and Hobbes, the transmogrifier is a fictional device invented by Calvin capable of transmogrifying any object into any other object. The first transmogrifier Calvin invents consists of an upside-down cardboard box (first appeared March 23, 1987) with the word "transmogrifier" handwritten on the side in marker. A dial on the side of the box may be pointed towards one of several settings, also marked on the box in marker. More settings can be added by simply writing them around the dial. A button initiates the transmogrification process, turning the thing under the box into whatever is indicated on the dial always accompanied by a loud "zap!" sound when activated. Calvin used his transmogrifier to great effect in the comic strip, transforming himself into a tiger, dinosaur, elephant and other animals. Calvin made subsequent improvements upon the transmogrifier technology, turning the box into a duplicator (by turning it on its side and writing "duplicator" on the side) and a time machine (by turning the box upright and
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    USS Flagg

    USS Flagg

    The USS Flagg is a fictional U.S. Navy Nimitz-class aircraft carrier from the toy line, comic and cartoon series, G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero. It is the G.I. Joe Team's primary sea going vessel. It is named for the team's original commanding officer General Flagg (who was slain in combat against Cobra). The hull classification symbol of this ship is often mistakenly identified as CV-66, but is actually CVN-99, as based on the artwork on the box and the instructions for the toy, which call for the numbers on the command tower to be placed as 99. The numbers on the deck are upside down based on true configuration of the active carriers for the U.S. Navy. In both the toy and comic book series, the USS Flagg's commander is Vice Admiral Keel-Haul. However, the commander in the cartoon series is Admiral Ledger. There is no known explanation for the discrepancy. As a toy, it is the largest G.I. Joe playset, measuring in at just under 7'6". Had it been built to the scale of an actual Nimitz for 3 3/4" figures, the Flagg would have been over 65 feet long, and 13 feet wide. It featured an electronic public address system, which could broadcast a child's voice, and a two-piece utility
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    USS Seahawk

    No ship of the United States Navy has borne the name USS Seahawk although a World War I-era patrol boat was named the USS Sea Hawk. There have been at least three ships named USS Seahawk in fiction. The 1959 movie Submarine Seahawk is set on the eponymous World War II submarine, which is threatened with mutiny. In the American version of the movie King Kong vs Godzilla, the nuclear submarine that awoke Godzilla at the beginning of the movie was called The Seahawk. In the television show JAG, the aircraft carrier USS Seahawk (CVN-65) is a recurring location. It also appeared in the spin-off series NCIS Season 6 premiere. Anthony DiNozzo was stationed on the Seahawk. The putative USS Seahawk is, in number, the USS Enterprise (CVN-65), sole in the Enterprise class, and in fact the USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74), 7th of the Nimitz class, both active. The number 74 is clearly visible in the beginning of NCIS, Season 6, Episode 2, showing only the superstructure shapes in the other episodes, which nevertheless rule out the Enterprise possibility. The television series NCIS episode Agent afloat (season 6, episode 2), starts on board of the aircraft carrier USS Seahawk. There is a Seahawk in
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    Zanzibar-Class Mobile Cruiser

    In the fictional Gundam universe, the Zanzibar-Class Mobile Carrier is a carrier utilized by the Principality of Zeon. These ships are functionally equivalent to the Federation's ''Pegasus'' class mobile suit carrier, and fill a similar role in the battlefield. The Zanzibar class is designed for mobile suit transportation, and as such the ship relies on its mobile suits for most of its offensive and defensive power. This is also the only Zeon ship that can undergo atmopheric re-entry and return to space. Unlike the Federation's Pegasus class ships, the Zanzibar class doesn't have an integrated Minovsky Craft system, so it must depend on sustained thrust to operate. These ships have appeared several times, usually in support of major operations. Some were even used as flagship by high ranking Zeon members (like Rear Admiral Kycilia Zabi) when a battleship was unavaible or ill-suited for the role. Perhaps the most creative use of a Zanzibar class ship was in MS Gundam: the 08th MS Team, when Ginias Sahalin used one as a powerplant for his Southeast Asia base. Some of the Zanzibars were modified to replace the hangar space of four of their mobile suits with launch and support
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    Hrunting

    Hrunting

    Hrunting was a sword given to Beowulf by Unferth in the ancient Old English epic poem Beowulf. Beowulf used it in battle against Grendel's Mother. Beowulf is described receiving the sword in lines 1455-1458: However, although the sword possessed great power and was claimed to have never failed anyone who used it, when Beowulf descended to the bottom of the lake to fight Grendel's mother, the sword proved ineffective. As the "fabulous powers of that heirloom failed," Beowulf was forced to discard it. Swords have great significance in the war-centred Anglo-Saxon culture from which Beowulf arises. Therefore, emphasis is strongly placed on the exchange of weapons of war. Weapons such as swords circulated through Anglo-Saxon society as inheritance through family, birthed through the monsters, found under magic rocks, and as rewards between lords and their subjects. Occasionally such exchange was also seen between warriors. One example of a weapon as a gift is seen in the exchange of Hrunting. As Unferth passes his sword to Beowulf, he admits the loss of his glory, and his submission to this greater warrior. However, when Hrunting fails Beowulf in his battle against Grendel's mother, it
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    Round Table

    Round Table

    • Featured in Fictional Universe: Arthurian legend
    The Round Table is King Arthur's famed table in the Arthurian legend, around which he and his Knights congregate. As its name suggests, it has no head, implying that everyone who sits there has equal status. The table was first described in 1155 by Wace, who relied on previous depictions of Arthur's fabulous retinue. The symbolism of the Round Table developed over time; by the close of the 12th century it had come to represent the chivalric order associated with Arthur's court, the Knights of the Round Table. The Round Table first appears in Wace's Roman de Brut, a Norman language adaptation of Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britanniae finished in 1155. Wace says Arthur created the Round Table to prevent quarrels among his barons, none of whom would accept a lower place than the others. Layamon added to the story when he adapted Wace's work into the Middle English Brut in the early 13th century, saying that the quarrel between Arthur's vassals led to violence at a Yuletide feast. In response a Cornish carpenter built an enormous but easily transportable Round Table to prevent further dispute. Wace claims he was not the source of the Round Table; both he and Layamon credit it
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    Alethiometer

    An alethiometer is a fictional device from Phillip Pullman's fantasy novel trilogy His Dark Materials which tells the truth. The word "alethiometer" comes from the Greek word aletheia, meaning "truth", so "alethiometer" means "truth-measuring instrument". The resemblance of the device to a large compass caused the American publishers of the first book, originally entitled Northern Lights, to retitle the book The Golden Compass. It is described in Northern Lights thus: The alethiometer is given to the leading character, Lyra Belacqua, by The Master of Jordan College. He tells her that it is a rare device, being only one of six ever made. He also explains its function to her, and says she'll have to learn how to use it by herself. To use the alethiometer, the user directs three needles to lie over certain symbols on the face of device, and forms a question in his or her mind. The fourth needle then responds to the question, swinging over different symbols to form answers. Any given symbol may have numerous meanings. The user needs a special form of focus to make the alethiometer work. When the user has the three needles set and the question in mind, the fourth hand will begin
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    Invisible Plane

    Invisible Plane

    The Invisible Plane (sometimes referred to as the Invisible Jetplane, Invisible Jet, and Robot Plane) is the fictional DC Comics superheroine Wonder Woman's venerable, though now seldom-used, mode of transport. It first appeared in Sensation Comics #1 (Jan. 1942). It is likely the precursor to all cloaking device technology. The Pre-Crisis version of the invisible plane was a necessity because before the Crisis on Infinite Earths rewrote Wonder Woman's history—along with the histories of many other heroes—Wonder Woman simply could not fly. She grew increasingly powerful through the Silver Age of comic books and beyond, acquiring the power to ride wind currents thus allowing her to imitate flight over short distance. This had limitations, however; for example, if there was no wind and the air was completely still she would be trapped on the ground or if dropped from a distance that she would helplessly fall out of control to the ground. Though this meant that she would rely on the invisible plane less frequently, she always had need of it. The Plane appeared in the very first comic stories, including All-Star Comics #8, where it as shown as being able to fly at over 2000 miles per
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    Key to turn gold to dross

    Key to turn gold to dross

    • Possessed By: Kama
    • Featured in Fictional Universe: Thieves' World fictional shared universe
    In the Thieves' World shared fictional universe and the Sacred Band of Stepsons universe, several items wash up on the Downwind beach and are found by a young girl named Shawme, who hopes to better her prospects by selling them to Zip, the revolutionary leader. One of these is a key that turns precious metals to dross, and lesser metals to mud. Kama secures this key from Zip and, with Critias, uses it to open a spellbound door that normal key could have opened.
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    Mirror of Galadriel

    • Possessed By: Galadriel
    In J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, the Mirror of Galadriel is a basin filled with water in which one may see visions of the past, present and future. Galadriel, an Elf Lady in the woods of Lothlᅢᄈrien, invites the story's hero, Frodo Baggins, to look into it. Galadriel cannot predict what the mirror will show and does not guarantee that its visions will come to pass. Sam Gamgee was also allowed a vision, which turned out to be a choice between returning to the Shire to prevent its destruction by technology or to continue on the quest with his master to prevent Sauron from destroying all of Middle-earth. This recalls the ancient practice of water scrying or hydromancy: gazing into a shallow pool or bowl for purposes of divination. The Norn of Norse mythology used the Well of Urd as a scrying bowl.
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    Oxygen Destroyer

    • Featured in Fictional Universe: Godzilla
    The Oxygen Destroyer was a fictional weapon that appeared in the 1954 film Godzilla. It was an extremely powerful chemical compound that was able to completely dissolve Godzilla and wipe out all life in the Tokyo Bay. It was also the only weapon that was truly effective against the monster. Unintentionally discovered by Daisuke Serizawa during his experiments, the Oxygen Destroyer dissolved oxygen in water which instantly reduced any and all organic life within range to its skeletal frame. While it's never explained how removing oxygen causes such a destructive reaction, since the laws regarding the conservation of mass state that matter and energy can't be destroyed but only converted into another form, it is possible that the Oxygen Destroyer actually converts oxygen into an entirely different element with highly corrosive properties. In the film, Serizawa was hesitant to use his discovery for fear of the damage it would cause and political implications therein, but ultimately relented when he realized Godzilla was the greater threat. But to prevent the formula from being perverted into a wholesale weapon of mass destruction he destroyed his research documents and subsequently
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    Pegasus-Class Assault Landing Craft

    • Featured in Fictional Universe: Gundam
    In the fictional universe of Mobile Suit Gundam, the Pegasus-Class Assault Landing Craft was the first ship of the Earth Federation to be designed around a capacity to carry mobile suits (MS). These Assault Carriers are functionally equivalent to an aircraft carrier, as their primary function is to launch and recover mobile suits. Since Pegasus-class ships carry their own MS with them at all times they are somewhat less dependent on their main guns and anti-aircraft guns for protection and they enjoy more freedom on the battlefield, as they do not have operate in close consort with other ships for mutual protection against enemy mobile suits. All Pegasus-class ships are also equipped with a Minovsky Craft System which enable ships in this class to enter and exit the earth's atmosphere; additionally, the craft system allows for these Assault Carriers to float by creating a barrier between the carrier and the ground. Unlike the other Federation ship classes of the time, the Pegasus-class is not so much a single class as a concept; rapidly advancing technology swiftly changed both the internal arrangement and external appearance of the Pegasus-class ships. Only the first three units
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    Poppy

    Poppy

    • Possessed By: Iatros
    Poppy is a group of a flowering plants in the poppy family, many of which are grown in gardens for their colorful flowers. Poppies are sometimes used for symbolic reasons, such as in remembrance of soldiers who have died during wartime. Poppy flowers have 4 to 6 petals. The petals may be almost any color, and some have markings. Before blooming, the petals are crumpled in the bud, and as blooming finishes, the petals often lie flat before falling away. A whorl of stamens is in the center of the flower. The pollen of the oriental poppy, Papaver orientale, is dark blue. The pollen of the field poppy or corn poppy (Papaver rhoeas) is dark green to grey. Bees use poppies as a pollen source. Poppies belong to genera of Papaveraceae, which includes: Most species of poppies are attractive and are cultivated as ornamental plants. A few species have other uses, principally as sources of drugs and foods. The opium poppy (Papaver somniferum) is so widely used, for both drugs and food, that its worldwide production is monitored by international agencies. It yields opium and opiates, poppy seeds for use in cooking and baking, and poppyseed oil for culinary and other uses, and is also cultivated
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    Scouter

    Scouter

    • Possessed By: Bardock
    • Featured in Fictional Universe: Dragon Ball
    scouter (or scanner) is an instrument in the fiction manga series Dragon Ball/Dragon Ball Z and the anime Dragon Ball Z, which Freeza and his people use to analyze a life form's power level. The Scouters were an invention of the Tsufuru-jin, who once occupied Planet vegeta, along with the Saiyans, before they were wiped out. Its worn around one eye and can detect powerlevels from a few miles away. It gives the current powerlevel in the form of a number, so the user can compare the number to their own to see where they stand if they were to fight that person. Numbers will show up on the lens in front of your eye so that they can read it easily while moving and navigating. It can also be used to find people, just locate their powerlevel and move away or towards it. The Scouter comes in a variety of colors: Green, Pink, Purple, and Blue. It identifies the model version, green is earliest, and blue is latest. Since the Z Fighters have the ability to change their powerlevels, they can manage to hide from the scouter by lowering their powerlevels, so that the scouter can't pick them up. This is a major advantage when trying to escape or sneak around those who wear the scouter. The
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    Seaweed

    Seaweed

    • Possessed By: Iatros
    Seaweed is a loose colloquial term encompassing macroscopic, multicellular, benthic marine algae. The term includes some members of the red, brown and green algae. Seaweeds can also be classified by use (as food, medicine, fertilizer, industrial, etc.). A seaweed may belong to one of several groups of multicellular algae: the red algae, green algae, and brown algae. As these three groups are not thought to have a common multicellular ancestor, the seaweeds are a polyphyletic group. In addition, some tuft-forming bluegreen algae (Cyanobacteria) are sometimes considered as seaweeds — "seaweed" is a colloquial term and lacks a formal definition. Seaweeds' appearance somewhat resembles non-arboreal terrestrial plants. The stipe and blade are collectively known as the frond. Two specific environmental requirements dominate seaweed ecology. These are the presence of seawater (or at least brackish water) and the presence of light sufficient to drive photosynthesis. Another common requirement is a firm attachment point. As a result, seaweeds most commonly inhabit the littoral zone and within that zone more frequently on rocky shores than on sand or shingle. Seaweeds occupy a wide range of
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    Birmingham class battleship

    In the fictional Gundam universe, at the end of the One Year War, the Earth Federation began a rebuilding program aimed at putting people to work to get the Federation's armed services back into shape. One of the new vessels to emerge during this time of rebuilding was the Federation's Birmingham class battleship. The Birmingham was designed to be the flagship of the Earth Federal Space Force, so it was sailed around a lot to display the power of the Federation in the postwar years. The Birmingham had six two-barrel main beam turrets, missile launchers, and several anti-aircraft weapons; however, Federation engineers did not include Mobile Suit hangars. In U.C.0083 the Birmingham was sailed to the Federation's naval review under the command of Admiral Green Wyatt, the highest ranking officer of the Space Force in attendance. He and several other high ranking Federation officials arranged the review in order to visually inspect the navy and show off the power of the Earth Federal Space Force. In the middle of the review the Delaz Fleet mounted a surprise nuclear attack against the Federation's fleet using the nuclear-equipped RX-78GP02A Gundam Physalis, which had been stolen earlier
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    Caladbolg

    Caladbolg ("hard cleft", cognate with Welsh Caledvwlch; the name appears in the plural as a generic word for "great swords" in the 10th century Irish translation of the classical tale The Destruction of Troy, Togail Troi ), sometimes written Caladcholg ("hard blade"), is the sword of Fergus mac Róich from the Ulster Cycle of Irish mythology. Spelled Caladcholg, it is also associated with the more obscure Ulster hero Fergus mac Leda, suggesting a conflation of two legends. It was said to be a two-handed sword that made a circle like an arc of rainbow when swung, and to have the power to slice the tops off hills and slaughter an entire host. During the Táin Bó Cuailnge, Ailill mac Máta takes Caladbolg away from Fergus mac Róich when he discovers Fergus' affair with his wife Medb. He gives it back when the Ulstermen rally against his armies. Fergus wreaks havoc against Ulster's forces with his blade, but Conall Cernach convinces him not to kill Conchobar mac Nessa. Fergus strikes the Three Great Strokes on three small hills instead, blasting off their tops. Caladbolg is thought to be a source or analogue of King Arthur's sword Excalibur, which in early Welsh is called Caledfwlch.
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    Chlamys

    Chlamys

    • Featured in Fictional Universe: The Sacred Band of Stepsons universe
    The chlamys (Ancient Greek: χλαμύς, gen.: χλαμύδος; also known as the ephaptis [ἐφαπτίς]) was an ancient Greek piece of clothing, a type of cloak. The chlamys was made from a seamless rectangle of woolen material about the size of a blanket, usually bordered. It was normally pinned with a fibula at the right shoulder. Originally it was wrapped around the waist like a loincloth, but by the end of the 5th century BC it was worn over the elbows. It could be worn over another item of clothing, but was often the sole item of clothing for young soldiers and messengers, at least in Greek art. As such, the chlamys is the characteristic garment of Hermes (Roman Mercury), the messenger god usually depicted as a young man. The chlamys was typical Greek military attire from the 5th to the 3rd century BCE. As worn by soldiers, it could be wrapped around the arm and used as a light shield in combat. The chlamys continued into the Byzantine period, when it was often much larger and worn sideways. It was held on with a clasp at the shoulder, and nearly reached the ground at front and back.
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    Clop class cruiser

    In the fictional Gundam universe, the Clop class (also called the Ra Clop class) was introduced in UC 0093 as a replacement for the Salamis class cruiser. These ships are light cruisers, and resemble the Ra Cailum class mobile battleship in design. Three of these are assigned to Londo Bell, and saw action in the Second Neo Zeon war. The first ship of the class, Clop, was commissioned in UC 0093 at the same time as the new battleship and Londo Bell flagship Ra Cailum. This scaled down version of the Ra Cailum is equipped with two, two-barrel main turrets, two twin secondary turrets, six internal missile launchers (or torpedo tubes) and twelve anti-aircraft guns mounted in the aft, below the bridge. The Clop class sports six engines, but only one Mobile Suit hangar. The ship's design superficially resembles the Zeon Musai class cruiser used during the One Year War. The Clop lacks the ability to shoot directly to port and starboard, as its main weapons are mounted on vertical walls of the ship rather than horizontally. Unlike its predecessor, the Salamis class, the Clop class's hangar deck is somewhat more exposed, especially during mobile suit operations. Because of its greater
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    Death Star

    • Possessed By: Darth Vader
    • Created By: Darth Vader
    • Featured in Fictional Universe: Star Wars
    The Death Star is a fictional moon-sized space station and superweapon appearing in the Star Wars movies and expanded universe. It is capable of destroying a planet with a single destructive energy beam. Although particular details, such as the superlaser's location, shifted between different concept models during production of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, the notion of the Death Star being a large, spherical space station was consistent in all of them. The buzzing sound counting down to the Death Star firing its superlaser comes from the Flash Gordon serials. Portraying an incomplete yet powerful space station posed a problem for Industrial Light & Magic's modelmakers for Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. Only the front side of the 137-centimeter model was completed, and the image was flipped horizontally for the final film. Both Death Stars were depicted by a combination of complete and sectional models and matte paintings. The original Death Star first appears in its completed form in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. Commanded by Grand Moff Tarkin (Peter Cushing), it is the Galactic Empire's "ultimate weapon", a space station capable of destroying a planet with one
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    Elder Sign

    Elder Sign

    • Featured in Fictional Universe: Cthulhu Mythos
    The Elder Sign is an icon in the Cthulhu Mythos, first mentioned in H. P. Lovecraft's The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath, written in 1926. Lovecraft described the Elder Sign only once in his writings, as given by the aged alcoholic Zadok Allen in "The Shadow Over Innsmouth" (1936): "In some places they was little stones strewed abaout — like charms — with somethin' on 'em like what ye call a swastika nowadays. Prob'ly them was the Old Ones' signs." In this story, the sign is used as a defense against Deep Ones; apparently, the Deep Ones cannot harm someone protected by an Elder Sign. However, Lovecraft is known to have drawn it in at least one of his correspondences as a single line with five shorter lines branching off. August Derleth, who wrote several Cthulhu Mythos stories, described it as a warped, five-pointed star with a flaming pillar (or eye) in the center. This latter description, which is featured in his novel The Lurker at the Threshold (1945), has become the most well-known and popular version of the Elder Sign. It is the version used in D&D, described in Deities and Demigods as an icon of green soapstone, and also appears in Chaosium's Call of Cthulhu role-playing game
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    Hawkwing-class

    The Hawkwing-class destroyer is a light combat starship from the fiction Honorverse. It is the oldest class of destroyer still in service in the Royal Manticoran Navy as of 4003 AD (On Basilisk Station). Honor Harrington's first hyperspace-capable command was the lead ship of this class. The obsolete vessels will be reclassified as frigate. The lead ship in the class, the HMS Hawkwing, was destroyed by the Battlecruiser PNS Keriben in hyperspace near the Silesian Confederacy. Despite its age however the Hawkwing, with superior Manticoran technology, proved to be more than a match qualitatively for the PNS Keriban, finally losing only because of the battlecruiser's sheer size and firepower.
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    Heart of the Ocean

    Heart of the Ocean

    The Heart of the Ocean (also known as Le Cœur de la Mer) is the name of a fictional blue diamond featured prominently in the 1997 film Titanic. Originally owned by Louis XVI, this fictional diamond was cut into a heart shape after the French Revolution. Caledon Hockley (Billy Zane), the wealthy son of a Pittsburgh steel tycoon, purchased the diamond for his fiancée, Rose (Kate Winslet). In the film, treasure hunter Brock Lovett (Bill Paxton) searches for a necklace, which he believes to be within the wreck of the RMS Titanic. His hunch seems to be confirmed when his team salvages a drawing, dated the day the Titanic sank, in which a nude woman is portrayed wearing only the necklace. The necklace was fashioned from a large blue diamond worn by Louis XVI. (An homage to the real Hope Diamond, which Lovett mentions to be worth less than the Heart.) Shortly after his execution in 1793, the diamond disappeared and was recut into a heart-like shape, known as "The Heart of the Ocean". The story of the heart of the ocean is very like the story of the Hope Diamond, except that the Hope Diamond was worn by Louis XIV in a royal necklace rather than a crown. The woman in the picture, Rose
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    Heaven's Will

    Heaven's Will

    Thuận Thiên (Hán Tự: 順天, Heaven's Will) was the mythical sword of the Vietnamese King Lê Lợi, who liberated Vietnam from Ming occupation after ten years of fighting from 1418 until 1428. Lê Lợi then proclaimed himself king of the newly established Lê Dynasty. According to legend, the sword possessed magical power, which supposedly made Lê Lợi grow very tall. When he used the sword it gave him the strength of a thousand men, and the legend is often used to justify Lê Lợi's rule over Vietnam. The sword has been associated with Lê Lợi since the early phase of the Lê Dynasty. The Thuận Thiên sword was used to affirm the legitimacy of Lê Lợi as the Vietnamese leader in the revolution against the Ming occupation and associated with Lê Lợi the rightful sovereignty of Vietnam. In Vietnam, the legitimacy of the monarch is known as the mandate of heaven. Lê Lợi revolted in 1418 against the Ming Dynasty, who had invaded and occupied Vietnam in 1407. Initially the military campaign against the Chinese was only moderately successful. While Lê Lợi was able to operate in his home province of Thanh Hóa, for the first 2-3 years, he was unable to muster the military forces required to defeat the
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    Sarissa

    Sarissa

    • Possessed By: Marc, weaponer
    • Featured in Fictional Universe: The Sacred Band of Stepsons universe
    The sarissa or sarisa (Greek: σάρισα) was a 4 to 7 meter (13–21 feet) long spear used in the ancient Greek and Hellenistic warfare. It was introduced by Philip II of Macedon and was used in the traditional Greek phalanx formation as a replacement for the earlier dory, which was considerably shorter. The phalanxes of Philip II of Macedon were known as Macedonian phalanxes. The word remained in use throughout the Byzantine years to sometimes describe the long spears of the Byzantine infantry. The sarissa, made of tough and resilient cornel wood, was very heavy for a spear, weighing approximately 12 pounds (5.4 kg) for a 15-foot (4.6 m) sarissa and approximately 14.5 pounds (6.6 kg) for an 18-foot (5.5 m) sarissa. It had a sharp iron head shaped like a leaf and a bronze butt-spike that would allow it to be anchored to the ground to stop charges by enemy soldiers. The butt-spike served to balance out the spear, making it easier for soldiers to wield. The butt-spike could be used as a back-up point should the main one break. The sheer bulk and size of the spear required the soldiers to wield the spear with both hands, allowing them to carry only a 24 inch shield (pelta) suspended from
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    TARDIS

    TARDIS

    • Possessed By: The Doctor
    • Featured in Fictional Universe: Whoniverse
    The TARDIS (/ˈtɑːdɪs/ (Time and Relative Dimension in Space) is a time machine and spacecraft in the British science fiction television programme Doctor Who and its associated spin-offs. A TARDIS is a product of the advanced technology of the Time Lords, an extraterrestrial civilization to which the programme's central character, the Doctor, belongs. A properly maintained and piloted TARDIS can transport its occupants to any point in time and any place in the universe. The interior of a TARDIS is much larger than its exterior, which can blend in with its surroundings using the ship's "chameleon circuit". In the series, the Doctor pilots an unreliable, obsolete TT Type 40, Mark 3 TARDIS. Its chameleon circuit is faulty, leaving it stuck in the shape of a 1960s-style London police box after a visit to London in 1963. The Doctor's TARDIS was for most of the franchise's history said to have been stolen from the Time Lords' home planet, Gallifrey, where it was old, decommissioned and derelict (and, in fact, in a museum). However, during the events of "The Doctor's Wife" (2011), the ship's consciousness briefly inhabits a human body, and she reveals that far from being stolen, she left
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    Tempus's foundation stallion

    Tempus's foundation stallion

    • Possessed By: Tempus
    • Created By: Trôs horses
    • Featured in Fictional Universe: The Sacred Band of Stepsons universe
    Tempus's foundation stallion is both a fictional object and a character in the Sacred Band of Stepsons universe and the Thieves' World fictional unvierse. This Tros horse was given to Tempus by Abarsis, Man of the God, as a replacement for a prior Tros horse Tempus had requested after the first horse was killed in battle. This stallion has served Tempus as a war horse in many campaigns and sired a new generation of half-Tros foals. Like the Tros horses of the Iliad from whom he is descended, Tempus's senior stallion is preternaturally smart and fast, with the ability to partake of god-given speed and to know the future. This stallion's get are now in service throughout the Sacred Band of Stepsons and Free Nisibis, and are highly prized. In addition to their god-given attributes as befits horses descended from Zeus's breeding program, this stallion's descendants have the deep heart girth and generous airway, short back, deep hocks, wide hip, short cannon bones and laid-back shoulder of their sire, assuring that they can turn quickly, react speedily, fight untiringly, and maintain condition over long campaigns.
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    USS Endeavour

    • Featured in Fictional Universe: Star Trek
    In the fictional Star Trek universe, the USS Endeavour (NCC-71805) is a ''Nebula'' class starship that appears in Star Trek: The Next Generations "Redemption, Part II". It is named after Captain James Cook's exploratory vessel, HMS Endeavour. The Endeavour is one of the twenty ships that participates in Captain Jean-Luc Picard's blockading of Romulan supply ships that provided the Duras sisters with materiel during the Klingon Civil War. In 2368, a starship named USS Endeavour is a no-show when expected to meet the USS ''Enterprise''-D in the Cleon sector, where Ktarian operatives plan to spread an addictive game in order to take control of Starfleet. In 2373, an Endeavour participates in the Battle of Sector 001. In neither case is the starship seen on screen. Endeavor
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