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29th Jan '16 2:27:32 PM theNerdytimes
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* In ''Literature/TheKalevala'', the Sampo is eventually destroyed in the final battle. [[NoMacGuffinNoWinner Everybody gives up and goes home]].
14th Jan '16 5:50:34 PM Ohio9
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* ''Manga/CardCaptorSakura'': Sakura accidentally releases all the clow cards from what was supposed to be their final resting place.
3rd Jan '16 7:34:13 PM CyberTiger88
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* A brutal version plays out at the climax of ''Anime/PokemonHeroes''. After Ash and others disabled the [[LostSuperweapon DMA]] and saved Latios from being used as its battery, the Soul Dew acting as a power source for it became corrupted and Oakley touched it out of curiosity which caused it to shatter. As the Soul Dew controls the waters of Alto Mare, its destruction resulted in a colossal tidal wave that would've wiped out everyone in the city. It was stopped by the combined psychic firepower from Latias and Latios using the last of his power, [[NotQuiteSavedEnough which wound up killing him in the process in order to create a new Soul Dew]].
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* A brutal version plays out at the climax of ''Anime/PokemonHeroes''. After Ash and the others disabled the [[LostSuperweapon DMA]] and saved Latios from being used as its battery, the Soul Dew acting as a power source for it became corrupted and corrupted; Oakley [[TooDumbToLive touched it out of curiosity which caused it to shatter.shatter]]. As the Soul Dew controls the waters of Alto Mare, its destruction resulted in a colossal tidal wave that would've wiped out everyone in the city. It was stopped by the combined psychic firepower from Latias and Latios using the last of his power, [[NotQuiteSavedEnough which wound up killing him in the process in order to create a new Soul Dew]].
3rd Jan '16 7:30:07 PM CyberTiger88
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* A brutal version plays out at the climax of ''Anime/PokemonHeroes''. After Ash and others disabled the [[LostSuperweapon DMA]] and saved Latios from being used as its battery, the Soul Dew acting as a power source for it became corrupted and Oakley touched it out of curiosity which caused it to shatter. As the Soul Dew controls the waters of Alto Mare, its destruction resulted in a colossal tidal wave that would've wiped out everyone in the city. It was stopped by the combined psychic firepower from Latias and Latios using the last of his power, [[NotQuiteSavedEnough which wound up killing him in the process in order to create a new Soul Dew]].
14th Dec '15 1:55:48 PM Discar
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The Presidents Daughter is no longer a trope.
Contrast DismantledMacGuffin, where the MacGuffin is not broken, but is meant to be put back together. Often leads to NoMacGuffinNoWinner. This only refers to objects, so ThePresidentsDaughter (obviously) does not count.
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Contrast DismantledMacGuffin, where the MacGuffin is not broken, but is meant to be put back together. Often leads to NoMacGuffinNoWinner. This only refers to objects, so ThePresidentsDaughter a LivingMacGuffin (obviously) does not count.
1st Nov '15 8:54:25 PM nombretomado
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* A flip-flopping example from the ''RatchetAndClank'' series is the Dimensionator. In ''[[RatchetAndClankFutureToolsOfDestruction Tools of Destruction]]'', it is broken via unknown means after the final battle, preventing Ratchet from visiting the Lombaxes. Effort is put towards fixing it in ''[[RatchetAndClankIntoTheNexus Into the Nexus]]'', and yet again it winds up broken after the BigBad is put away with it. Ratchet can only laugh hysterically at his bad luck, however before the game ends Clank snatches it, [[SequelHook implying that he intends to fix it once more]].
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* A flip-flopping example from the ''RatchetAndClank'' ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank'' series is the Dimensionator. In ''[[RatchetAndClankFutureToolsOfDestruction ''[[VideoGame/RatchetAndClankFutureToolsOfDestruction Tools of Destruction]]'', it is broken via unknown means after the final battle, preventing Ratchet from visiting the Lombaxes. Effort is put towards fixing it in ''[[RatchetAndClankIntoTheNexus ''[[VideoGame/RatchetAndClankIntoTheNexus Into the Nexus]]'', and yet again it winds up broken after the BigBad is put away with it. Ratchet can only laugh hysterically at his bad luck, however before the game ends Clank snatches it, [[SequelHook implying that he intends to fix it once more]].
6th Oct '15 3:54:13 PM DeisTheAlcano
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Contrast DismantledMacGuffin, where the MacGuffin is not broken, but is meant to be put back together. Often leads to NoMacGuffinNoWinner. This only refers to objects, so [[ThePresidentsDaughter The President's Daughter]] (obviously) does not count. !!Examples:
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Contrast DismantledMacGuffin, where the MacGuffin is not broken, but is meant to be put back together. Often leads to NoMacGuffinNoWinner. This only refers to objects, so [[ThePresidentsDaughter The President's Daughter]] ThePresidentsDaughter (obviously) does not count. !!Examples: count. -------- !!Examples:

[[AC:LiveActionTV]] * After ''[[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]]'' dies the second time, the Scoobies find a one-of-a-kind sacred urn that will let them resurrect her. Demons interrupt their spell, and the urn gets dropped and broken, but it turns out [[SubvertedTrope the resurrection was completed moments before that.]]
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[[AC:LiveActionTV]] [[AC:Live-Action TV]] * After ''[[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]]'' In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', after Buffy dies the second time, the Scoobies find a one-of-a-kind sacred urn that will let them resurrect her. Demons interrupt their spell, and the urn gets dropped and broken, but it turns out [[SubvertedTrope the resurrection was completed moments before that.]]
7th Sep '15 9:59:50 PM tealmage
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misuse of Understatement
* In ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}: Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty'', the Vault Hunter breaks the last part of Captain Blade's compass when breaking open the chest in which Herbert stored it ("[[{{Understatement}} Whoops]]"). Fortunately, Herbert knows how to fix it.
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}: Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty'', the Vault Hunter breaks the last part of Captain Blade's compass when breaking open the chest in which Herbert stored it ("[[{{Understatement}} Whoops]]").it. Fortunately, Herbert knows how to fix it.
13th Aug '15 4:02:33 AM Anddrix
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* In ''[[Literature/TheBooksOfEmber The Diamond Of Darkhold]]'', [[spoiler:Doon throws the diamond of Darkhold at a pack of wolves to save Lina. The diamond hits the rock that Lina is standing on and shatters into hundreds of pieces. Luckily, The diamond is only a sample. There are exactly one thousand diamonds in a hidden room in the cave. The diamonds are ancient technology that turns solar power into electricity]].
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* In ''[[Literature/TheBooksOfEmber The Diamond Of Darkhold]]'', ''Literature/TheDiamondOfDarkhold'', [[spoiler:Doon throws the diamond of Darkhold at a pack of wolves to save Lina. The diamond hits the rock that Lina is standing on and shatters into hundreds of pieces. Luckily, The diamond is only a sample. There are exactly one thousand diamonds in a hidden room in the cave. The diamonds are ancient technology that turns solar power into electricity]].
12th Aug '15 9:32:12 AM AtticusOmundson
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' movie, ''A Sitch in Time'', Ron accidentally ends up breaking the villains' ultimate weapon, the Tempus Simia ([[AltumVidetur Latin]] for Time Monkey), which he was warned could very well [[RealityBreakingParadox unravel the very fabric of spacetime itself]]. However, it [[DeusExMachina fortunately decides to instead send all the characters back to where they were at the beginning of the film]], with the only changes being that [[LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain there is no longer an existing Tempus Simia]], and they all have [[RippleEffectProofMemory trace memories of their adventure through time]].
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