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4th May '16 3:45:01 PM margdean56
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** Scrooge McDuck, when one thinks about it: his collection includes rare coins, rare books, the Goose Egg Nugget, the Striped Ruby, the majority of the Fabergé Eggs, ''the'' NumberOneDime, his old prospector tools, a cannon from the Boer War (his sisters freaked out when he sent that one home. It was actually a way to not pay for the ship plane ticket for himsel, as he was hiding inside the cannon, but he still kept the cannon and aquired more), a teddy bear (the first one), and many other things, including ''all the money of the Money Bin'' (it's actually petty cash, for his standards). The common theme is that it's things he earned himself during his adventures and wouldn't give up, but considering the collection he still qualifies.

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** Scrooge McDuck, [=McDuck=], when one thinks about it: his collection includes rare coins, rare books, the Goose Egg Nugget, the Striped Ruby, the majority of the Fabergé Eggs, ''the'' NumberOneDime, his old prospector tools, a cannon from the Boer War (his sisters freaked out when he sent that one home. It was actually a way to not pay for the ship plane ticket for himsel, himself, as he was hiding inside the cannon, but he still kept the cannon and aquired acquired more), a teddy bear (the first one), and many other things, including ''all the money of in the Money Bin'' (it's actually petty cash, for by his standards). The common theme is that it's things he earned himself during his adventures and wouldn't give up, but considering the collection he still qualifies.
20th Apr '16 12:00:20 PM YuushaFan
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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' has [[LittleBitBeastly Flannel and his daughter Velour]], who share a hobby of collecting "treasures" like broken plates, discarded thread, clumps of dirt, and other random objects their human comrades tend to consider garbage or are ordinary to the point of being above their notice.

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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' has [[LittleBitBeastly Flannel Keaton and his daughter Velour]], Velouria]], who share a hobby of collecting "treasures" like broken plates, discarded thread, clumps of dirt, and other random objects their human comrades tend to consider garbage or are ordinary to the point of being above their notice.
18th Mar '16 3:05:11 AM TheCuza
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* Ross of [[WebVideo/RosssGameDungeon Ross's Game Dungeon]] is very skilled at hunting down rare and absolutely bizarre games that nobody's ever heard of before. A good example of this is ''[[MindScrew Bip Bop II.]]'' A better example is ''Bip Bop '''III''''', which basically had UnPerson status until he managed to find a copy.

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* Ross Scott of [[WebVideo/RosssGameDungeon ''[[WebVideo/RosssGameDungeon Ross's Game Dungeon]] Dungeon]]'' is very skilled at hunting down rare and absolutely bizarre games that nobody's ever heard of before. A good example of this is ''[[MindScrew Bip Bop II.]]'' II]]''. A better example is ''Bip Bop '''III''''', which basically had UnPerson status until he managed to find track down a copy.copy by contacting the original developer, who no longer had the source code to the game, but did have a few remaining retail copies on floppy disk, and wasn't sure if they even still worked or not (they did).
14th Mar '16 2:45:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''NightGallery'' episode "A Death in the Family": a mortician collects preserved dead bodies.

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* ''NightGallery'' ''Series/NightGallery'' episode "A Death in the Family": a mortician collects preserved dead bodies.



* Mike on ''TheYoungOnes'' claimed that he'd donated his used-tissue collection to the household kindling supply. He's also referred to his ''passport'' collection.

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* Mike on ''TheYoungOnes'' ''Series/TheYoungOnes'' claimed that he'd donated his used-tissue collection to the household kindling supply. He's also referred to his ''passport'' collection.



* Marshall Teller from ''EerieIndiana'' collects leftovers from all the strange adventures he's been in, and stores them in an evidence locker in his attic in the hopes of using them to prove that he lives in the centre of weirdness for the entire world.
* Everything from ''{{Warehouse 13}}''. See SecretGovernmentWarehouse and ArtifactCollectionAgency.

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* Marshall Teller from ''EerieIndiana'' ''Series/EerieIndiana'' collects leftovers from all the strange adventures he's been in, and stores them in an evidence locker in his attic in the hopes of using them to prove that he lives in the centre of weirdness for the entire world.
* Everything from ''{{Warehouse ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}''. See SecretGovernmentWarehouse and ArtifactCollectionAgency.
6th Mar '16 11:55:36 AM EDP
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* ''ComicBook/DisneyMouseAndDuckComics'' examples:
** Scrooge McDuck, when one thinks about it: his collection includes rare coins, rare books, the Goose Egg Nugget, the Striped Ruby, the majority of the Fabergé Eggs, ''the'' NumberOneDime, his old prospector tools, a cannon from the Boer War (his sisters freaked out when he sent that one home. It was actually a way to not pay for the ship plane ticket for himsel, as he was hiding inside the cannon, but he still kept the cannon and aquired more), a teddy bear (the first one), and many other things, including ''all the money of the Money Bin'' (it's actually petty cash, for his standards). The common theme is that it's things he earned himself during his adventures and wouldn't give up, but considering the collection he still qualifies.
** Donald Duck has made some strange collections from time to time, and in [[ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures Paperinik]] stories he's shown to keep some weapons and tools from the supervillains he defeated and lots of his own old and damaged weapons.
** Gladstone keeps some of the things he won through his luck instead of selling them, depending on his fancy.
** Goofy collected ''his ancestors' collections''. His attic contains literally almost ''everything''.
6th Feb '16 9:51:56 PM PrettyinPink
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28th Jan '16 8:56:53 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Wrestling/SaraDelRey brought up Wrestling/ChrisHero's t-shirt collection, slamming it in comparison to her "[[Wrestling/ClaudioCastagnoli very European]]" garbs.
6th Jan '16 7:54:16 AM Jake
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** Other odd spell ingredients he used to keep on hand include sunshine wrapped up in a handkerchief, mainly for use on vampires. And in {{Literature/Changes}}, he has to remove stuff from his apartment in a hurry that the FBI might be interested in. The list of stuff he's bundling up includes two swords (one of which the police would call a murder weapon in a local case), depleted uranium and a human skull.

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** Other odd spell ingredients he used to keep on hand include sunshine wrapped up in a handkerchief, mainly for use on vampires. And in {{Literature/Changes}}, he has to remove stuff from his apartment in a hurry that the FBI might be interested in. The list of stuff he's bundling up includes two swords (one of which the police would call a murder weapon in a local case), depleted uranium and a human skull. (The skull isn't actually a souvenir, incidentally; [[DemBones He's called Bob and he's on Harry's payroll.]]



* Gil Grissom's office from ''{{Series/CSI}}'' mirrors the owner's fascination with insects where he keeps full preserved bodies of giant spiders and other bugs that catch his fancy.
** Not all that strange, really. Any biology professor or entomology hobbyist in the world is likely to have a similar collection.

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* Gil Grissom's office from ''{{Series/CSI}}'' mirrors the owner's fascination with insects where he keeps full preserved bodies of giant spiders and other bugs that catch his fancy.
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fancy. This isn't particularly strange by the standards of this trope -entomology is a well-established and perfectly respectable field of study- but bringing his hobby to work with him like that strange, really. Any biology professor or entomology hobbyist in the world is likely to have a similar collection.must make his coworkers nervous.



* Rimmer in ''Series/RedDwarf'' collects photos of 20th century telegraph poles. Meanwhile the Cat collects clothes, while Lister contents himself with growing the mould in his used coffee cup.

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* Rimmer in ''Series/RedDwarf'' collects photos of 20th century telegraph poles. Meanwhile the Cat collects clothes, while Lister contents himself with growing the mould in his used coffee cup. (Admittedly that last one's mostly because it annoys Rimmer.)
29th Dec '15 8:35:32 AM Anddrix
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** The Necron special character Trazyn the Infinite, amusingly. Think SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom if he was a killer skeleton robot from space and you have a decent idea of what he's like. His collection includes, among other things, the wraithbone choir of Craftworld Altansar, the preserved severed head of Sebastian Thor, an [[http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Enslaver#.Ues7iI2koTc Enslaver]] husk, and baroque set of Space Marine power armour (with the accompanying Blood Angels marine; it's implied that the poor sap is ''far'' from the only technically living thing in Trazyn's collection), and the world spirit shrine of Maiden World Carnac. And Trazyn is always looking to add more things to his bizarre gathering of oddities.

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** The Necron special character Trazyn the Infinite, amusingly. Think SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom Doctor Doom if he was a killer skeleton robot from space and you have a decent idea of what he's like. His collection includes, among other things, the wraithbone choir of Craftworld Altansar, the preserved severed head of Sebastian Thor, an [[http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Enslaver#.Ues7iI2koTc Enslaver]] husk, and baroque set of Space Marine power armour (with the accompanying Blood Angels marine; it's implied that the poor sap is ''far'' from the only technically living thing in Trazyn's collection), and the world spirit shrine of Maiden World Carnac. And Trazyn is always looking to add more things to his bizarre gathering of oddities.
21st Dec '15 2:56:22 AM Adept
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* How strange these things ([[spoiler: a silver spoon for Greed, a glass tainted with red for Gluttony, a clockwork doll for Sloth, four mirrors for Pride, a pair of scissors for Envy, a sword with poison on its blade for Lust, and a yet unknown object that is heavily implied to change forms for Wrath]]) are is up for everyone to judge, but in Music/{{Vocaloid}} song-producer {{Mothy}}'s songs, Gallerian Marlon (sung by Kaito) strives to collect the 'Vessels of the Seven Deadly Sins'- so much, that he is nicknamed The Collector, apart from his first name sounding very similar to 'gallery'.

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* How strange these things ([[spoiler: a silver spoon for Greed, a glass tainted with red for Gluttony, a clockwork doll for Sloth, four mirrors for Pride, a pair of scissors for Envy, a sword with poison on its blade for Lust, and a yet unknown object that is heavily implied to change forms for Wrath]]) are is up for everyone to judge, but in Music/{{Vocaloid}} song-producer {{Mothy}}'s Music/{{Mothy}}'s songs, Gallerian Marlon (sung by Kaito) strives to collect the 'Vessels of the Seven Deadly Sins'- so much, that he is nicknamed The Collector, apart from his first name sounding very similar to 'gallery'.
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