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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.
1st May '16 5:09:55 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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