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17th Jul '17 12:23:02 PM DrNoPuma
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* In ''Roleplay/RainQuest'', the [[MineralMacGuffin meteorite]] containing a powerful substance called Solarite is shattered, and the pieces land in different places across the land, and Joel and Nina's goal is to travel across the land to find each piece.
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* In ''Roleplay/RainQuest'', the [[MineralMacGuffin meteorite]] containing a powerful substance called Solarite is shattered, and the pieces land in different places across the land, so Joel and Nina's goal is to travel across the land to find each piece.
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17th Jul '17 12:22:32 PM DrNoPuma
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* In ''Roleplay/RainQuest'', the [[MineralMacGuffin meteorite]] containing a powerful substance called Solarite is shattered, and the pieces land in different places across the land, and Joel and Nina's goal is to travel across the land to find each piece.
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22nd Jun '17 1:42:12 PM ZimFan89
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* ''Fanfic/TheNewAdventuresOfInvaderZim'': In Episode 13, the Meekrob data crystal leading to [[LostSuperweapon Project Domination]] is [[AccidentallyBrokeTheMacGuffin shattered]] during the fight over it, leaving both Dib's team and each of the Irken factions in possession of a piece. But it doesn't work unless its complete, so no one's going after the weapon any time soon.
21st Jun '17 9:17:56 PM DBM
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* ''Film/{{Indiana Jones in the Temple of Doom}}'': The three stupid rocks.
18th Jun '17 1:19:10 AM rafi
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* In ''ComicBook/WizardsOfMickey'', in the Great Wizard Tournament, every team of wizards has the goal of collect and gather all the Diamagics to recreate the Great Crown, a powerful magical artefact whose owner will become the Supreme Sorcerer of Dolmen and gain great powers.
16th Jun '17 10:13:39 AM rafi
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* The Cosmic Cube fragments in ''ComicBook/SecretEmpire'' (more specifically of Kobik, a sentient cube who had actually transformed [[spoiler: [[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica Steve Rogers]]]] into a sleeper agent of the terrorist organization HYDRA via CosmicRetcon). Hawkeye assembles a strike force of Ant-Man, Hercules, Mockingbird, and Quicksilver to find them with the hope of returning [[spoiler: Steve]] to himself. Meanwhile, [[spoiler: Steve]] sends out Helmut Zemo to collect the shards for HYDRA. This leads to conflict with those who found the shards - so far, T'Challa, Namor, and Ultron - throughout the event.
16th Jun '17 9:37:27 AM fsdfsdfsd
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* Turns out [[spoiler: Zuzu and her counterparts]] of ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'' cross this trope with LivingMacGuffin- each of them is a SoulJar for the true LivingMacGuffin.
16th Mar '17 10:57:14 PM LadyNorbert
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* Princess Sakura herself in ''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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* Princess Sakura herself in ''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, feathers, 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...]]



* The Franchise/{{Tintin}} story ''The Secret of the Unicorn'' has the parts of the coordinates of the location of the sunken ship, ''The Unicorn'', copied on three pieces of paper and each hidden in the mast of a model of the sailing ship. It's only at the end did Tintin realize that you have to hold the papers together against a strong light to see the numbers properly.

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* The Franchise/{{Tintin}} story ''The Secret of the Unicorn'' has the parts of the coordinates of the location of the sunken ship, ''The Unicorn'', copied on three pieces of paper and each hidden in the mast of a model of the sailing ship. It's only at the end did that Tintin realize realizes that you have to hold the papers together against a strong light to see the numbers properly.



* The Cup Of Ankh in ''SerieS/HouseOfAnubis''. According to Fabian's book on Egyptian mythology, Amneris took the Cup and hid it inside the tomb of the Pharaoh Tutankhamen. Anubis was angered by this and split the Cup into seven pieces, preventing it's use. Rufus later explains that Anubis and Amneris reached an agreement whereby the Cup could be put together once every twenty five years at a certain hour, but only by a member of Amneris's bloodline.

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* The Cup Of Ankh in ''SerieS/HouseOfAnubis''. According to Fabian's book on Egyptian mythology, Amneris took the Cup and hid it inside the tomb of the Pharaoh Tutankhamen. Anubis was angered by this and split the Cup into seven pieces, preventing it's its use. Rufus later explains that Anubis and Amneris reached an agreement whereby the Cup could be put together once every twenty five years at a certain hour, but only by a member of Amneris's bloodline.



* VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft loves this trope with regards to it's Legendary Weapons. You have to collect numerous pieces of the weapon from raid bosses, ''then'' complete additional quests (for example, doing something unusual during boss fights). Sometimes you would also need a big pile of cash for buyable materials. And in the end you get yourself a nice, flashy weapon that will last you for a couple of content patches at most and end as a BraggingRightsReward later.

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* VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft loves this trope with regards to it's its Legendary Weapons. You have to collect numerous pieces of the weapon from raid bosses, ''then'' complete additional quests (for example, doing something unusual during boss fights). Sometimes you would also need a big pile of cash for buyable materials. And in the end you get yourself a nice, flashy weapon that will last you for a couple of content patches at most and end as a BraggingRightsReward later.



* In ''VideoGame/StarshipTitanic'', the [[SpaceshipGirl ship's central AI, Titania]], was sabotaged in a scuttling plan, and without her being functional, the ship was put in a very unstable state, hence why it crashed into your house in the first place. One of the saboteurs initially tried to remove her components from the ship entirely, but security systems got in the way, so they were conveniently hidden within the ship instead. Not that that means they're easy to reach, mind you.

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* In ''VideoGame/StarshipTitanic'', the [[SpaceshipGirl ship's central AI, Titania]], was sabotaged in a scuttling plan, and without her being functional, the ship was put in a very unstable state, hence why it crashed into your house in the first place. One of the saboteurs initially tried to remove her components from the ship entirely, but security systems got in the way, so they were conveniently hidden within the ship instead. Not that that this means they're easy to reach, mind you.



* The basic premise in VideoGame/Sly2BandOfThieves. [[BigBad Clockwerk]] is still dead from events of the first game, but his pieces have been acquired by various criminals across the globe, and the gang needs to retrieve them before someone gets the [[SealedEvilInACan bright idea]] to try to put them back together.

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* The basic premise in VideoGame/Sly2BandOfThieves. ''VideoGame/Sly2BandOfThieves''. [[BigBad Clockwerk]] is still dead from events of the first game, but his pieces have been acquired by various criminals across the globe, and the gang needs to retrieve them before someone gets the [[SealedEvilInACan bright idea]] to try to put them back together.together.
* The [[{{BFS}} Sulevin Blade]] in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' falls under this trope. Its recovery isn't central to the plot - it's a completely optional sidequest - but if the Inquisitor travels to the Cradle of Sulevin and gathers all the fragments of the lost blade, it can be reforged into one of the best two-handed swords in the entire franchise.



* The [[CosmicKeystone wish-granting artifact]], the "Magicant" in ''Webcomic/OurLittleAdventure''. It was created by [[TricksterGod The Lady of Fate and Fortune]] with the intent that man would abuse its power and did this for her own amusement. Then Makala and the other gods destroyed it, but since artifacts created by gods aren't so easily destroyed it was broken apart and [[GottaCatchEmAll scattered across the plane of Manjulias.]]

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* The [[CosmicKeystone wish-granting artifact]], the "Magicant" "Magicant," in ''Webcomic/OurLittleAdventure''. It was created by [[TricksterGod The Lady of Fate and Fortune]] with the intent that man would abuse its power and did this for her own amusement. Then Makala and the other gods destroyed it, but since artifacts created by gods aren't so easily destroyed it was broken apart and [[GottaCatchEmAll scattered across the plane of Manjulias.]]
8th Mar '17 9:34:34 AM nombretomado
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* The golden capstone of the great pyramid of Giza in MatthewReilly's ''Seven Ancient Wonders''. It is the key to stopping the end of the world, but also gives its possessor invincibility in battle. Alexander The Great got bored with its power and split it into 7 pieces, hiding each in one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

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* The golden capstone of the great pyramid of Giza in MatthewReilly's Creator/MatthewReilly's ''Seven Ancient Wonders''. It is the key to stopping the end of the world, but also gives its possessor invincibility in battle. Alexander The Great got bored with its power and split it into 7 pieces, hiding each in one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
3rd Mar '17 4:48:13 PM ZimFan89
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* Happens in ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'', specifically the Shen Gong Wu used in conjuction to create [[EldritchAbomination Mala Mala Jong]].Individually, they're a magic breastplate, helmet, gauntlet, boots, sash, and pendant. Add in the Heart of Jong, with the power to make AnimateInanimateOjbects? You get a PhysicalGod that can absorb the weapons you use to fight him, whith a single minded dedication to ending the world.

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* Happens in ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'', specifically the Shen Gong Wu used in conjuction to create [[EldritchAbomination Mala Mala Jong]]. Individually, they're a magic breastplate, helmet, gauntlet, boots, sash, and pendant. Add in the Heart of Jong, with the power to make AnimateInanimateOjbects? AnimateInanimateObjects? You get a PhysicalGod that can absorb the weapons you use to fight him, whith a single minded dedication to ending the world.
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