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10th Jan '17 2:56:37 PM MiddleEighth
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*The Nine-part Key in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone''. This object must be put together in order to breach the impregnable Black Tower.
**And the list of instructions on how to put it together.
10th Dec '16 10:11:44 AM Brainiac0982
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* The Mask of Ultimate Power in BIONICLE: Journey to One.



* The Mask of Ultimate Power in BIONICLE: Journey to One.

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* The Mask of Ultimate Power in BIONICLE: Journey to One.

7th Dec '16 1:06:04 PM Psychadelico
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* 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.
9th Nov '16 8:22:28 PM bowserbros
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* In ''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.]]

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* In a filler episode of ''Manga/DragonBall'', there is a rumor that the seven Dragon Balls used to be one big 28-star ball.ball that split up due to its abuse by humankind. [[AvertedTrope Turns out that Kami, the creator of the Dragon Balls, made them as seven separate MacGuffins in the first place.]]
18th Oct '16 3:38:47 PM BlueGuy
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[[quoteright:350:[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/sbrcorpse_7112.png]]]]

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[[quoteright:350:[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure [[quoteright:350:[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureSteelBallRun http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/sbrcorpse_7112.png]]]]



* Pictured above, in the seventh part of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', ''Steel Ball Run'', the corpse parts are scattered across America, which grant mysterious powers to those who hold them.
** The corpse wasn't really sealed away or split on purpose though. They just scattered across the continent by (super)natural means after [[spoiler: Jesus died and his corpse was mummified.]]

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* Pictured above, above: in ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureSteelBallRun'', the seventh part of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', ''Steel Ball Run'', the corpse Holy Corpse parts are scattered across America, which grant mysterious powers to those who hold them.
** The corpse wasn't really sealed away or split on purpose though. They just scattered across the continent by
them. It's eventually explained that they naturally separated via (super)natural means after [[spoiler: Jesus died and his corpse was mummified.]]mummified]].
6th Sep '16 2:26:34 PM LegoLover58
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*The Mask of Ultimate Power in BIONICLE: Journey to One.
31st Aug '16 3:51:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* CIRCE from TimothyZahn's ''Literature/TheConquerorsTrilogy'' is such a powerful weapon that it was deliberately broken into pieces, each of which was hidden on a different planet, so that it couldn't be easily misused. [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] later, [[spoiler:as it turns out that CIRCE [[BrandishmentBluff never actually existed]].]]

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* CIRCE from TimothyZahn's Creator/TimothyZahn's ''Literature/TheConquerorsTrilogy'' is such a powerful weapon that it was deliberately broken into pieces, each of which was hidden on a different planet, so that it couldn't be easily misused. [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] later, [[spoiler:as it turns out that CIRCE [[BrandishmentBluff never actually existed]].]]



* In the last WellWorld series, the villains are attempting to find all the pieces of the dismantled Straight Gate. As it was an artifact of the Markovians, it was indestructible, so it had to be split up, scattered, and removed from the history books to keep it from being misused.

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* In the last WellWorld ''Literature/WellWorld'' series, the villains are attempting to find all the pieces of the dismantled Straight Gate. As it was an artifact of the Markovians, it was indestructible, so it had to be split up, scattered, and removed from the history books to keep it from being misused.
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.]]
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