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A {{Nihongo|'''Curse'''|呪詛|Juso}} is a type of magic, cast with the wish to bring harm or misfortune on its target.
 
A {{Nihongo|'''Curse'''|呪詛|Juso}} is a type of magic, cast with the wish to bring harm or misfortune on its target.
 
==Principles==
 
==Principles==
There are various methods which can be used to cast a curse. A common method is through [[Infection Magic]] which uses a person's blood, fingernail, hair or another body part to affect the person themselves. One of the most famous methods of applying this is through harming a doll made of straw, [[Wax magic|wax]] or corn, with part of the person attached to it.,<ref name=ShinyakuV17Ch2Pt15>[[Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 16]] Chapter 2 Part 15</ref><ref name=ShinyakuV7Ch2Pt11>[[Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 07]] Chapter 2 Part 11</ref><ref name=NecessariuSSCh1Pt9>[[Toaru Majutsu no Index SS: Necessarius Special Admission Test]] Chapter 1 Part 9</ref><ref name=ShinyakuV14Ch2Pt8>[[Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 14]] Chapter 2 Part 8</ref> This traditional method has no real origin behind it,<ref name=ShinyakuV17Ch2Pt15/> but has spread into various [[folklore]]s and cultures, such as with [[Voodoo]] and [[Japan]]'s [[Ushi no Koku Mairi]].<ref name=ShinyakuV7Ch2Pt11/><ref name=ShinyakuV15Ch3Pt3>[[Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 15]] Chapter 3 Part 3</ref><ref name=IndexV7Ch4Pt4>[[Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 07]] Chapter 4 Part 4</ref> The {{W|Eye of Horus}} and the {{W|ankh}} are two [[Egyptian Mythology|Egyptian]]-based means noted to be capable of applying curses.<ref name=ShinyakuV17Ch2Pt15/>
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There are various methods which can be used to cast a curse. A common method is through [[Infection Magic]] which uses a person's blood, fingernail, hair or another body part to affect the person themselves. One of the most famous methods of applying this is through harming a doll made of straw, [[Wax magic|wax]] or corn, with part of the person attached to it.<ref name=ShinyakuV17Ch2Pt15>[[Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 16]] Chapter 2 Part 15</ref><ref name=ShinyakuV7Ch2Pt11>[[Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 07]] Chapter 2 Part 11</ref><ref name=NecessariuSSCh1Pt9>[[Toaru Majutsu no Index SS: Necessarius Special Admission Test]] Chapter 1 Part 9</ref><ref name=ShinyakuV14Ch2Pt8>[[Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 14]] Chapter 2 Part 8</ref> This traditional method has no real origin behind it,<ref name=ShinyakuV17Ch2Pt15/> but has spread into various [[folklore]]s and cultures, such as with [[Voodoo]] and [[Japan]]'s [[Ushi no Koku Mairi]].<ref name=ShinyakuV7Ch2Pt11/><ref name=ShinyakuV15Ch3Pt3>[[Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 15]] Chapter 3 Part 3</ref><ref name=IndexV7Ch4Pt4>[[Toaru Majutsu no Index Light Novel Volume 07]] Chapter 4 Part 4</ref> The {{W|Eye of Horus}} and the {{W|ankh}} are two [[Egyptian Mythology|Egyptian]]-based means noted to be capable of applying curses.<ref name=ShinyakuV17Ch2Pt15/>
   
 
There are various curses which take undirected resentment or jealously and use magic to make it into an invisible arrowhead or bullet. Countless numbers of these travel around the earth all the time like high speed wireless internet connections.<ref name=ShinyakuV17Ch2Pt15/>
 
There are various curses which take undirected resentment or jealously and use magic to make it into an invisible arrowhead or bullet. Countless numbers of these travel around the earth all the time like high speed wireless internet connections.<ref name=ShinyakuV17Ch2Pt15/>

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A Curse (呪詛 Juso?) is a type of magic, cast with the wish to bring harm or misfortune on its target.

Principles

There are various methods which can be used to cast a curse. A common method is through Infection Magic which uses a person's blood, fingernail, hair or another body part to affect the person themselves. One of the most famous methods of applying this is through harming a doll made of straw, wax or corn, with part of the person attached to it.[1][2][3][4] This traditional method has no real origin behind it,[1] but has spread into various folklores and cultures, such as with Voodoo and Japan's Ushi no Koku Mairi.[2][5][6] The Eye of Horus and the ankh are two Egyptian-based means noted to be capable of applying curses.[1]

There are various curses which take undirected resentment or jealously and use magic to make it into an invisible arrowhead or bullet. Countless numbers of these travel around the earth all the time like high speed wireless internet connections.[1]

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 cursed jewel or precious metal which would kill each of its owners.[7]

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, 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.[1]

Aleister Crowley 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.[1]

Chronology

Toaru Majutsu no Index

Three Stories Arc

Main article: Three Stories Arc

The actions of Yamisaka Ouma were motivated by his desire to save a woman who had fallen victim to a curse.[8][9]

Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index

Agitate Halation Arc

Main article: Agitate Halation Arc

During his clash with Kumokawa Seria, Tsuchimikado Motoharu made use of the Ushi no Koku Mairi curse, applied through one of her eyeballs which he had plucked out.[2]

48 Hours of Restoring Order Arc

When Kamijou Touma, Misaka Mikoto, Karasuma Fran and Toyama Luca were investigating the core of the Anti-Art Attachment, Aleister Crowley made use of a curse reversal circle to direct a lethal curse onto Mikoto.[1]

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