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7th Jan '17 12:57:11 PM NNinja
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* The Diamond in ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAveAttorneyTrialsAndTribulations''. It's worth 2 million dolars and serves as motivation for Mellisa Foster's start of darkness. That's all that is important about it.

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* The Diamond in ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAveAttorneyTrialsAndTribulations''.''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyTrialsAndTribulations''. It's worth 2 million dolars and serves as motivation for Mellisa Foster's start of darkness. That's all that is important about it.
7th Jan '17 12:56:43 PM NNinja
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* The Diamond in ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAveAttorneyTrialsAndTribulations''. It's worth 2 million dolars and serves as motivation for Mellisa Foster's start of darkness. That's all that is important about it.
1st Jan '17 11:45:24 AM MCanter89
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* ''Film/ASimplePlan'' is about a group of characters who find a wrecked plane full of cash (which turns out to be [[spoiler: the ransom from a kidnapping]]).

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* ''Film/ASimplePlan'' is about a group of characters who find a wrecked plane full of cash (which turns out to be [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the ransom from a kidnapping]]).



** In ''Lebowski'''s case [[spoiler: the briefcase was actually full of phone books from the beginning, and the money had already been embezzled.]]

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** In ''Lebowski'''s case [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the briefcase was actually full of phone books from the beginning, and the money had already been embezzled.]]



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* Harpagon's cash-box with a ten thousand crowns in ''Theatre/TheMiser''.

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* Harpagon's cash-box with a ten thousand crowns in ''Theatre/TheMiser''. \n



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* In the third case of ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'', [[KillerGameMaster Monokuma]] offers ten billion yen to the first student to murder a classmate and escape [[ClosedCircle the school]]. As it turns out, [[spoiler: the killer in that case never cared about the money and just really wanted out.]]
* ''VideoGame/FallOut2'' features a treasure that's stuck down in a well - a load of cash! After buttering up the ghoul that buried it for its location and hiring a treasure hunter to help find it, the Chosen One gets their hands on [[spoiler:10,000 bottlecaps - which was an incredibly valuable treasure about 80 years ago while bottlecaps were legal tender, but became worthless when enough technology was restored to make new caps - forcing the NCR to re-open a number of [[GoldSilverCopperStandard gold mines]]. Hope the Chosen One held onto them, as the Brotherhood of Steel blew those mines up just a few years later, forcing people back to bottle caps again.]]

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* In the third case of ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'', [[KillerGameMaster Monokuma]] offers ten billion yen to the first student to murder a classmate and escape [[ClosedCircle the school]]. As it turns out, [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the killer in that case never cared about the money and just really wanted out.]]
* ''VideoGame/FallOut2'' ''VideoGame/Fallout2'' features a treasure that's stuck down in a well - -- a load of cash! After buttering up the ghoul that buried it for its location and hiring a treasure hunter to help find it, the Chosen One gets their hands on [[spoiler:10,000 bottlecaps - which bottlecaps--which was an incredibly valuable treasure about 80 years ago while bottlecaps were legal tender, but became worthless when enough technology was restored to make new caps - caps, forcing the NCR to re-open a number of [[GoldSilverCopperStandard gold mines]]. Hope the Chosen One held onto on to them, as the Brotherhood of Steel blew those mines up just a few years later, forcing people back to bottle caps again.]]
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17th Nov '16 9:54:38 PM jboone93
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* The titular PirateBooty treasure in ''Manga/OnePiece'' is ''probably'' this trope, given the genre trappings, but as yet no one really knows for sure.

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17th Nov '16 9:52:36 PM FordPrefect
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* ''Series/{{Leverage}}'': "The Homecoming Job" ends up being a shipping container full of stolen cash from Iraq. In this case the money isn't really what's important, the two bad guys, a congressman and CEO for some PrivateMilitaryContractors, have plenty, it's the fact that it's cash, which makes it a giant, untraceable slush fund.

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* ''Series/{{Leverage}}'': "The Homecoming Job" ends up being a shipping container full of stolen cash from Iraq. In this case the money isn't really what's important, important - the two bad guys, a congressman and CEO for some PrivateMilitaryContractors, have plenty, plenty - it's the fact that it's cash, which makes it a giant, untraceable slush fund.
17th Nov '16 9:51:38 PM FordPrefect
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* This was the [=MacGuffin=] used to drive the action in ''Film/NoCountryForOldMen''. At a few points, characters end up needing to spend some of it after getting themselves in a tight spot.



* This is the basis of several [[Creator/TheCoenBrothers Coen Brothers]] films including ''Film/NoCountryForOldMen'', ''Film/{{Fargo}}'', ''Film/TheBigLebowski'' and ''Film/BloodSimple''. Although in ''Lebowski'''s case [[spoiler: the briefcase was actually full of phone books from the beginning, and the money had already been embezzled.]]

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* This is the basis of several [[Creator/TheCoenBrothers Coen Brothers]] films including ''Film/NoCountryForOldMen'', ''Film/{{Fargo}}'', ''Film/TheBigLebowski'' and ''Film/BloodSimple''. Although ''Film/BloodSimple''.
** In ''No Country for Old Men'', at a few points, characters end up needing to spend some of it after getting themselves
in a tight spot.
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''Lebowski'''s case [[spoiler: the briefcase was actually full of phone books from the beginning, and the money had already been embezzled.]]
2nd Nov '16 11:51:16 AM Discar
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->''Fifteen million dollars is not money. It's a motive with a universal adaptor on it.''

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->''Fifteen ->''"Fifteen million dollars is not money. It's a motive with a universal adaptor on it.''"''
30th Sep '16 6:57:45 AM johnnye
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->'''Kasper:''' Mr. Spade, have you any conception of how much money can be got for that black bird?
->'''Sam''': No.
->'''Kasper:''' Well, Sir, if I told you, if I told you ''half'', you'd call me a liar.
-->-- ''Film/TheMalteseFalcon''

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->'''Kasper:''' Mr. Spade, have you any conception of how much money can be got for that black bird?
->'''Sam''': No.
->'''Kasper:''' Well, Sir, if I told you, if I told you ''half'', you'd call me
->''Fifteen million dollars is not money. It's a liar.
motive with a universal adaptor on it.''
-->-- ''Film/TheMalteseFalcon''
'''Joe Sarno''', ''Film/TheWayOfTheGun''
31st Aug '16 5:24:00 PM PedanticSpeaker
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* An old ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse comic involves Donald knocking loose a concrete egg and discovering that the thing's actually filled with money. After cracking it open with a wrecking ball, he finds out it belongs to Uncle Scrooge, and he kept it around in case of emergency. Yes, it was his nest egg.

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* An old ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse comic involves Donald knocking loose a concrete egg and discovering that the thing's actually filled with money. After cracking it open with a wrecking ball, he finds out it belongs to Uncle Scrooge, and he kept it around in case of emergency. Yes, it was his [[JustForPun nest egg.egg]].
22nd Aug '16 2:48:41 PM Discar
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* A minor example in ''Literature/TheWayOfKings''. Each battle of the Shattered Plains (though not the war as a whole) is driven by the appearance of chasmfiend pupae, each of which contain an enormous gemstone. A "gemheart" represents a staggering amount of money, enough to fund an army for months, and also provides the gems that are used to magic up food for said armies.

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* ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'':
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A minor example in ''Literature/TheWayOfKings''. Each battle of the Shattered Plains (though not the war as a whole) is driven by the appearance of chasmfiend pupae, each of which contain an enormous gemstone. A "gemheart" represents a staggering amount of money, enough to fund an army for months, and also provides the gems that are used to magic up food for said armies. \n This has turned what was supposed to be a war for vengeance into just another contest between the nobles, which is [[NotWhatISignedUpFor extremely annoying for their soldiers, who are dying in droves on a daily basis]].
** In Kaladin's backstory, when the citylord died he left a large amount of money to Kaladin's family in order to pay for Kaladin's education as a surgeon. The new citylord wants the money and keeps trying to find ways to get it, such as making the other villagers think that they'll be rewarded if they steal them for him, or suggesting that Kaladin's parents shouldn't be paid for work. [[spoiler:This gets worse when it turns out Kaladin's father really did steal the money. He forged the old citylord's will, but insists that if the man had been lucid in his last moments, he would have done so on his own]].
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