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As well as curses which are direct at specific people via various means, there are also many stories concerning items which bear a curse which falls upon those who come into possession of them. An example of this is that of a [[Cracks#Examples of folklore that has fallen into the "cracks"|cursed jewel or precious metal]] which would kill each of its owners.<ref name=NecessariuSSCh1Pt2>[[Toaru Majutsu no Index SS: Necessarius Special Admission Test]] Chapter 1 Part 2</ref>
 
As well as curses which are direct at specific people via various means, there are also many stories concerning items which bear a curse which falls upon those who come into possession of them. An example of this is that of a [[Cracks#Examples of folklore that has fallen into the "cracks"|cursed jewel or precious metal]] which would kill each of its owners.<ref name=NecessariuSSCh1Pt2>[[Toaru Majutsu no Index SS: Necessarius Special Admission Test]] Chapter 1 Part 2</ref>
   
A common concept in many cultures both eastern and western is the curvature of a curse. There are various methods which enable one to divert the path of a curse, such as having a straw doll take the target's place or escaping inside a magic circle drawn on the ground to divert the enemy's aim. Perhaps the most famous magic phrase, {{Nihongo|'''{{W|Abracadabra}}'''|アブラカダブラ}}, is included in magic circles and charms, in order to perform a {{Nihongo|'''curse reversal'''|呪詛返し|Juso-gaeshi}}. When an enemy casts a curse, it will divert it or send it back at the enemy, as such it is widely known as a protective charm.<ref name=ShinyakuV17Ch2Pt15/>
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A common concept in many cultures both eastern and western is the curvature of a curse. There are various methods which enable one to divert the path of a curse, such as having a straw doll take the target's place or escaping inside a magic circle drawn on the ground to divert the enemy's aim. Perhaps the most famous magic phrase, {{Nihongo|'''{{W|Abracadabra}}'''|アブラカダブラ}}, is included in magic circles and charms, in order to perform a curse reversal. When an enemy casts a curse, it will divert it or send it back at the enemy, as such it is widely known as a protective charm.<ref name=ShinyakuV17Ch2Pt15/>
   
 
[[Aleister Crowley]] is a notable user of curses, who developed a technique which uses the curse reversal effect of Abracadabra and the curvature of curses to capture one of the many existing curses flying around and redirect it onto an enemy.<ref name=ShinyakuV17Ch2Pt15/> During the destruction of the [[Golden Dawn]], the magicians who survived being struck down by Aleister were said to bear a curse that took away their possibilities for success in life, dooming their choices to end in failure for the rest of their lives.<ref name=ShinyakuV18Ch3Pt11>[[Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 18]] Chapter 3 Part 11</ref><ref name=ShinyakuV18Ch3Pt13>[[Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 18]] Chapter 3 Part 13</ref> This even included Aleister himself after he turned his own blade on himself in accordance with the rule he had set.<ref name=ShinyakuV18Ch3Pt13>[[Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 18]] Chapter 3 Part 13</ref>
 
[[Aleister Crowley]] is a notable user of curses, who developed a technique which uses the curse reversal effect of Abracadabra and the curvature of curses to capture one of the many existing curses flying around and redirect it onto an enemy.<ref name=ShinyakuV17Ch2Pt15/> During the destruction of the [[Golden Dawn]], the magicians who survived being struck down by Aleister were said to bear a curse that took away their possibilities for success in life, dooming their choices to end in failure for the rest of their lives.<ref name=ShinyakuV18Ch3Pt11>[[Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 18]] Chapter 3 Part 11</ref><ref name=ShinyakuV18Ch3Pt13>[[Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 18]] Chapter 3 Part 13</ref> This even included Aleister himself after he turned his own blade on himself in accordance with the rule he had set.<ref name=ShinyakuV18Ch3Pt13>[[Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 18]] Chapter 3 Part 13</ref>
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