|“||We are cursed men, Miss Turner. Compelled by greed we were, but now, we are consumed by it!||„|
|~ Barbossa to Elizabeth Swann.|
Curse are a supernatural phenomena or black magic that causes harm to a person, group or area - ranging from causing bad luck and minor haunting activities to death and demonic invasion.
Curses can be cast on people, objects or entire worlds - either via the work of a wicked or resentful sorcerer or from an act of defilement that causes the gods (or similiar supernatural entity) to take vengeance on those responsible.
Although dismissed by scientists as superstition, there has been some degree of evidence that curses can work if a victim believes strong enough in their apparent "doom" - due to this many compare the practice of leaving behind voodoo dolls or "cursed items" as a fearmongering tool designed to convince someone they are afflicted by supernatural threat.
Famous Curses (Fiction/Legend)
- Beauty and The Beast (the titular "Beast" is cursed by an enchantress to become a monster in retribution for his selfish nature, the cure to the curse was to find true love.)
- Medusa (Medusa, a once beautiful young woman, was cursed by a jealous chief Greek goddess Hera into becoming a hideous Gorgon, although in other variation of the legend of Medusa, it was a disgusted wisdom goddess Athena who cursed Medusa, her former virginal worshipper, into a Gorgon after she was raped by the sea god Poseidon inside the temple of Athena which was an act of defilement.)
- Tails Doll Curse (The famous internet legend curse in the creepypasta that it happen when someone use the Sega Saturn videogame Sonic R where it may have an curse if someone play as the creepy doll version of Tails (known as Tails Doll) in Resort Island, if you tag anyone Tails Doll will jump out the televison where the music appears known as Can You Feel the Sunshine? if someone is walk to close to him it will kills the victim.)
- The Last Witch Hunter (Enchantments and spells that are designed in the dark arts to cause illness and epidemic were referred to as "Plague Curses". The legendary Witch Queen uses her Plague Tree to unleash the infamous Black Death disease upon all of Europe via swarms of Plague Flies in the 13th century as part of her plan to eradicate humans off the face of the Earth, before she died at the hands of early Axe and Cross Order member Kaulder whom she cursed with immortality.)
Famous Curses (Real World)
- Poltergeist Curse (a supposed curse placed on those involved in the horror move "Poltergeist" due to the use of real skeletons in the climatic end scene.)
- The Mummy's Curse (a supposed cursed placed on those who explored the Egyptian Pyramids, new evidence suggests this curse may actually be microbes that lurked in the pyramids and thus caused the fatal illnesses (though this, much like the curse, is largely theory).)