History MacGuffin / AnimeAndManga

2nd Jan '16 12:57:50 AM NeoTerraKnight
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** In the Battle Of Gods Saha in 'Anime/DragonBallSuper'' as well as the movie were originally the grand prize for the bingo tournament on Bulma's birthday as she personally collected them for the occasion but following Beerus's arrival and wanting to search for the Super Saiyan God, they use them to ask Shenron about the Super Saiyan God which he helped with the info about how to become one. In the Resurrection of F Saga, the Earth Dragon Balls were used to revive Frieza which kicked off the plot and his revenge for the saga.

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** In the Battle Of Gods Saha Saga in 'Anime/DragonBallSuper'' ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' as well as the movie movie, they were originally the grand prize for the bingo tournament on Bulma's birthday as she personally collected them for the occasion but following Beerus's arrival and wanting to search for the Super Saiyan God, they use them to ask Shenron about the Super Saiyan God which he helped with the info about how to become one. In the Resurrection of F Saga, the Earth Dragon Balls were used to revive Frieza which kicked off the plot and his revenge for the saga.
2nd Jan '16 12:56:41 AM NeoTerraKnight
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** The Super Dragon Balls are this UpToEleven as they are ''planet-sized'', bigger than the Namekian Dragon Balls! They have the power to grant ANY wish and they span out to not just the universe, but both the 6th and 7th Universes! They end up becoming part of the conflict between Beerus and Champa, the Gods of Destruction of the 7th and 6th Universes; over the ownership of 7th Universe's Earth as while it is filled with humanity capable of serving Beerus the tastiest food, the 6th Universe's Earth is devastated with war and humanity's extinction much to Champa's dismay. Champa and Vados already collected six of them and they will be used for the 5-on-5 tournament between the best warriors of both universes against each other. Although because Champa has already been collecting them even in the Resurrection of F saga, his actual motives are still unknown.

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** The Super Dragon Balls are this UpToEleven as they are ''planet-sized'', bigger than the Namekian Dragon Balls! They have the power to grant ANY wish and they span out to not just the universe, but both the 6th and 7th Universes! They end up becoming part of In a DoubleSubversion in the Champa Saga, the conflict is more about between Beerus and Champa, the Gods of Destruction of the 7th and 6th Universes; over the ownership ''ownership of 7th Universe's Earth Earth'' being the [=MacGuffin=] as while it is filled with humanity capable of serving Beerus the tastiest food, the 6th Universe's Earth is devastated with war and humanity's extinction much to Champa's dismay. Which is why the Super Dragon Balls are needed to be able to switch Earths and Champa and Vados already collected six of them and so they will be used on display for the 5-on-5 tournament between the best warriors of both universes chosen by the gods against each other. other while the winner gets to keep six of them and look for the final one which Bulma and Jaco begins searching for it. Although because Champa has already been collecting them before even in the Resurrection of F saga, his actual motives are purpose with them is still unknown.
2nd Jan '16 12:42:33 AM NeoTerraKnight
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** In the Battle Of Gods Saha in 'Anime/DragonBallSuper'' as well as the movie were originally the grand prize for the bingo tournament on Bulma's birthday as she personally collected them for the occasion but following Beerus's arrival and wanting to search for the Super Saiyan God, they use them to ask Shenron about the Super Saiyan God which he helped with the info about how to become one. In the Resurrection of F Saga, the Earth Dragon Balls were used to revive Frieza which kicked off the plot and his revenge for the saga.
** The Super Dragon Balls are this UpToEleven as they are ''planet-sized'', bigger than the Namekian Dragon Balls! They have the power to grant ANY wish and they span out to not just the universe, but both the 6th and 7th Universes! They end up becoming part of the conflict between Beerus and Champa, the Gods of Destruction of the 7th and 6th Universes; over the ownership of 7th Universe's Earth as while it is filled with humanity capable of serving Beerus the tastiest food, the 6th Universe's Earth is devastated with war and humanity's extinction much to Champa's dismay. Champa and Vados already collected six of them and they will be used for the 5-on-5 tournament between the best warriors of both universes against each other. Although because Champa has already been collecting them even in the Resurrection of F saga, his actual motives are still unknown.
15th Dec '15 4:10:27 PM Discar
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* In ''Anime/TokyoGodfathers'' by Creator/SatoshiKon the baby, Kiyoko, found by the titular homeless people rests between this and MagneticPlotDevice to the point where the characters start considering the baby to be blessed. Also she is technically a MacGuffinGirl.

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* In ''Anime/TokyoGodfathers'' by Creator/SatoshiKon the baby, Kiyoko, found by the titular homeless people rests between this and MagneticPlotDevice to the point where the characters start considering the baby to be blessed. Also she is technically a MacGuffinGirl.
5th Nov '15 7:30:15 AM Willbyr
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* Protoculture from ''{{Robotech}}''. It's the mysterious energy source that drives Robotechnology. But in terms of storytelling, it exists mostly to tie together the three component anime series Macross, Southern Cross, and Mospeada. in the original series, all the mecha and ships were powered by your run of the mill nuclear fusion.

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* Protoculture from ''{{Robotech}}''.''Anime/{{Robotech}}''. It's the mysterious energy source that drives Robotechnology. But in terms of storytelling, it exists mostly to tie together the three component anime series Macross, Southern Cross, and Mospeada. in the original series, all the mecha and ships were powered by your run of the mill nuclear fusion.



* ''FromEroicaWithLove'' is at least partly a spy story, so naturally it's chock full of these. Mostly microfim, but also various objets d'art.

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* ''FromEroicaWithLove'' ''Manga/FromEroicaWithLove'' is at least partly a spy story, so naturally it's chock full of these. Mostly microfim, but also various objets d'art.


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12th Oct '15 4:29:22 PM MJC
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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', the titular treasure is a [=MacGuffin=]; nobody knows exactly what it is, but everyone wants to get their hands on it. This is even more evident in the earlier drafts for the manga called "Romance Dawn", where there was no mention of One Piece, and Luffy was a pirate just for the hell of it.

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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', the titular treasure is a [=MacGuffin=]; nobody knows exactly what it is, is (or even if it's real), but everyone wants to get their hands on it. This is even more evident in the earlier drafts for the manga called "Romance Dawn", where there was no mention of One Piece, and Luffy was a pirate just for the hell of it.
2nd Oct '15 6:35:12 PM XanderVJ
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** The Dragonballs actually stopped being a [=MacGuffin=] during the Frieza saga in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', where they have an important instrumental role in the latter part of the plot: first, when the Namek Dragon Balls are used to bring back Piccolo, which not only allows the namekian to join the fight against Frieza, but also prompts the resurrection of the Earth Dragon Balls. These are then used to bring back all the people slain by Frieza and his minions back to life, including the Great Elder (albeit the latter just briefly). This allows the Namek Dragon Balls to be used one last time to evacuate the collapsing planet, and except for Goku and Frieza, who stay behind to finish their battle before Namek explodes.

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** The Dragonballs actually stopped being a [=MacGuffin=] during the Frieza saga in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', where they have an important instrumental role in the latter part of the plot: first, when the Namek Dragon Balls are used to bring back Piccolo, which not only allows the namekian to join the fight against Frieza, but also prompts the resurrection of the Earth Dragon Balls. These are then used to bring back all the people slain by Frieza and his minions back to life, including the Great Elder (albeit the latter just briefly). This allows the Namek Dragon Balls to be used one last time to evacuate the collapsing planet, and except for Goku and Frieza, who stay behind to finish their battle before Namek explodes.
2nd Oct '15 6:33:39 PM XanderVJ
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** The Dragonballs actually stopped being a [=MacGuffin=] partway through the Freiza saga in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', when they were used to bring back Piccolo. After that, they simply became the series' reset button, the gathering of which was completely glossed over (the characters had become too powerful to ''not'' just fly to where the Dragonballs were and pick them up).

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** The Dragonballs actually stopped being a [=MacGuffin=] partway through during the Freiza Frieza saga in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', where they have an important instrumental role in the latter part of the plot: first, when they were the Namek Dragon Balls are used to bring back Piccolo. After that, Piccolo, which not only allows the namekian to join the fight against Frieza, but also prompts the resurrection of the Earth Dragon Balls. These are then used to bring back all the people slain by Frieza and his minions back to life, including the Great Elder (albeit the latter just briefly). This allows the Namek Dragon Balls to be used one last time to evacuate the collapsing planet, and except for Goku and Frieza, who stay behind to finish their battle before Namek explodes.
** In the Android and Majin Buu arcs, though,
they simply became the series' reset button, the gathering of which was completely glossed over (the characters had become too powerful to ''not'' just fly to where the Dragonballs were and pick them up).
30th Sep '15 8:47:31 PM nombretomado
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* One of OsamuTezuka's numerous completely fabricated diseases in ''Manga/BlackJack'' is a disease called '[=MacGuffin=] Syndrome', said to be incurable (or, at least, impossible to heal without a lot of stamina). It was first mentioned as the disease that a character suffers from... take a wild guess at what it's used for.

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* One of OsamuTezuka's Creator/OsamuTezuka's numerous completely fabricated diseases in ''Manga/BlackJack'' is a disease called '[=MacGuffin=] Syndrome', said to be incurable (or, at least, impossible to heal without a lot of stamina). It was first mentioned as the disease that a character suffers from... take a wild guess at what it's used for.
17th Jul '15 2:54:16 PM StFan
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* The flashy, expensive sneakers are the primary (and possibly only) motivators for Kirenenko in ''{{Usavich}}''.

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* The flashy, expensive sneakers are the primary (and possibly only) motivators for Kirenenko in ''{{Usavich}}''.''Anime/{{Usavich}}''.
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