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24th Aug '16 6:19:38 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In the second ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero'' mini-series, Cobra tries to play God with a weapon called the Weather Dominator, which can control weather and rain tornadoes, hurricanes, droughts, and other disasters on whole cities. The Joes' first attempt to stop them blows it into three pieces, which actually [[GaiasVengeance makes these disasters]] ''[[GaiasVengeance worse]]'' turning the story into a race between both factions in an attempt to recover and reassemble it.
15th Jul '16 9:26:40 AM Willbyr
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* In the ''Minds'' arc of ''ComicBook/CerebusTheAardvark'', Cerebus' helmet, medallions, and sword are revealed to be artifacts crafted by the first of his aardvark ancestors, and that they could empower the aardvark statue in the Pigt temple to become a mecha-like monster that he could use to conquer the world. [[spoiler:However, he had sold the helmet to have money for a vest and paint for his medallions several issues prior to seeing the statue, so this future never came to pass for him.]]
15th Jul '16 9:25:20 AM Willbyr
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* In ''DragonBall'', there is a rumor that the seven Dragon Balls used to be one big 28-star ball. [[AvertedTrope Turns out that Kami, the creator of the Dragon Balls, made them as seven separate MacGuffins in the first place.]]

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* In ''DragonBall'', ''Manga/DragonBall'', there is a rumor that the seven Dragon Balls used to be one big 28-star ball. [[AvertedTrope Turns out that Kami, the creator of the Dragon Balls, made them as seven separate MacGuffins in the first place.]]



* Done in the second season of ''SonicX'' by Super Sonic to prevent the Chaos Emeralds from being used for evil.
* Inverted in ''[[Anime/{{Voltron}} Voltron: Defender of the Universe]]'': it is the bad guys who originally dismantle Voltron because he/it is too powerful for them, and the pilot is spent trying to get the robot to reassemble.

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* Done in the second season of ''SonicX'' ''Anime/SonicX'' by Super Sonic to prevent the Chaos Emeralds from being used for evil.
* Inverted in ''[[Anime/{{Voltron}} Voltron: Defender of the Universe]]'': ''Anime/{{Voltron}}'': it is the bad guys who originally dismantle Voltron because he/it is too powerful for them, and the pilot is spent trying to get the robot to reassemble.



* Subverted / PlayedForLaughs in the book/manga version of ''VanVonHunter'', when Van Von Hunter accidentally tricks The Flaming Prince into crushing the Ebon Eye ("Or as I like to call it, 'The Blarble'!"). Van then wonders aloud if they're going to have 'to spend the next half of a century searching for the dark shards of that thing' (which could be a possible ShoutOut / TakeThat at ''Manga/InuYasha''), but The Flaming Prince tells him no, all of the (broken) Ebon Eye is here.

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* Subverted / PlayedForLaughs in the book/manga version of ''VanVonHunter'', ''Webcomic/VanVonHunter'', when Van Von Hunter accidentally tricks The Flaming Prince into crushing the Ebon Eye ("Or as I like to call it, 'The Blarble'!"). Van then wonders aloud if they're going to have 'to spend the next half of a century searching for the dark shards of that thing' (which could be a possible ShoutOut / TakeThat at ''Manga/InuYasha''), but The Flaming Prince tells him no, all of the (broken) Ebon Eye is here.



* Princess Sakura herself in ''TsubasaReservoirChronicle'', who was actually disassembled by the BigBad, intending for [[spoiler:Clone!Syaoran ([[MindScrew it's complicated]]) to reassemble her soul feathers back together, dragging poor Sakura's unconscious (and memory-less) body through countless dimensions to, in a sense, map the whole universe. Of course, this is just the cliff-notes version...]]

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* Princess Sakura herself in ''TsubasaReservoirChronicle'', ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'', who was actually disassembled by the BigBad, intending for [[spoiler:Clone!Syaoran ([[MindScrew it's complicated]]) to reassemble her soul feathers back together, dragging poor Sakura's unconscious (and memory-less) body through countless dimensions to, in a sense, map the whole universe. Of course, this is just the cliff-notes version...]]


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* In the ''Minds'' arc of ''ComicBook/CerebusTheAardvark'', Cerebus' helmet, medallions, and sword are revealed to be artifacts crafted by the first of his aardvark ancestors, and that they could empower the aardvark statue in the Pigt temple to become a mecha-like monster that he could use to conquer the world. [[spoiler:However, he had sold the helmet to have money for a vest and paint for his medallions several issues prior to seeing the statue, so this future never came to pass for him.]]
26th Jun '16 7:55:46 AM Blastgamer
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* The [[InfinityPlusOneSword Kyber Saber]] in ''WesternAnimation/LEGOStarWarsTheFreemakerAdventures''.
16th Jun '16 10:56:20 PM Chabal2
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* ''VideoGame/TheWhiteChamber'': You find several dismembered body parts over the course of the game, assembled into a single corpse in an effort to find out what happened on the station. [[spoiler:Try to SequenceBreak [[JumpScare and the corpse manifests its disapproval]].]]
24th May '16 6:43:22 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Inverted in ''[[{{Voltron}} Voltron: Defender of the Universe]]'': it is the bad guys who originally dismantle Voltron because he/it is too powerful for them, and the pilot is spent trying to get the robot to reassemble.

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* Inverted in ''[[{{Voltron}} ''[[Anime/{{Voltron}} Voltron: Defender of the Universe]]'': it is the bad guys who originally dismantle Voltron because he/it is too powerful for them, and the pilot is spent trying to get the robot to reassemble.
22nd May '16 1:03:24 PM erforce
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* Occurs in the UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis ''VideoGame/{{Ghostbusters}}'' game. Four Boss Ghosts hold the pieces of a stone tablet. The fifth holds a red gem that, when placed in the center of the tablet, causes a gigantic hole to open right in the middle of New York City. The final boss holds a blue gem that, when placed in the center of the tablet, undoes the damage.

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* Occurs in the UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis ''VideoGame/{{Ghostbusters}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Ghostbusters 1990}}'' game. Four Boss Ghosts hold the pieces of a stone tablet. The fifth holds a red gem that, when placed in the center of the tablet, causes a gigantic hole to open right in the middle of New York City. The final boss holds a blue gem that, when placed in the center of the tablet, undoes the damage.
21st May '16 8:09:05 PM erforce
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* Occurs in the Sega Genesis ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' game. Four Boss Ghosts hold the pieces of a stone tablet. The fifth holds a red gem that, when placed in the center of the tablet, causes a gigantic hole to open right in the middle of New York City. The final boss holds a blue gem that, when placed in the center of the tablet, undoes the damage.

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* Occurs in the Sega Genesis ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis ''VideoGame/{{Ghostbusters}}'' game. Four Boss Ghosts hold the pieces of a stone tablet. The fifth holds a red gem that, when placed in the center of the tablet, causes a gigantic hole to open right in the middle of New York City. The final boss holds a blue gem that, when placed in the center of the tablet, undoes the damage.
21st May '16 8:08:44 PM erforce
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1st May '16 5:11:53 PM shawn_allen
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* In the ''AgentsOfSHIELD'' episode "The Well," Team Coulson has to find the three pieces of an Asgardian Berserker's staff, to keep it out of the hands of a group of Neo-Paganists.

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* In the ''AgentsOfSHIELD'' ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' episode "The Well," Team Coulson has to find the three pieces of an Asgardian Berserker's staff, to keep it out of the hands of a group of Neo-Paganists.
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