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25th Mar '16 12:43:27 PM MrDeath
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* ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'' has a pretty disturbing one -- Pocahontas's father gives her a necklace at the beginning of the movie during the scene where he talks about her eventual marriage to Kocoum. She's supposed to wear it to her wedding, and it used to belong to her mother. (Kina ike their version of a promise ring.) In the scene where Kocoum sees Pocahontas consorting with John Smith and it all hits the fan, Kocoum is fatally shot and dies falling backwards into water. As he goes down, he grabs at the necklace around Pocahontas's neck, breaking it.

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* ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'' has a pretty disturbing one -- Pocahontas's father gives her a necklace at the beginning of the movie during the scene where he talks about her eventual marriage to Kocoum. She's supposed to wear it to her wedding, and it used to belong to her mother. (Kina ike their version of a promise ring.) In the scene where Kocoum sees Pocahontas consorting with John Smith and it all hits the fan, Kocoum is fatally shot and dies falling backwards into water. As he goes down, he grabs at the necklace around Pocahontas's neck, breaking it.
22nd Feb '16 3:41:27 AM Morgenthaler
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** Also happens in the earlier BBC MiniSeries ''Series/TheSixWivesOfHenryVIII'', but since the actress playing Anne Boleyn doesn't actually appear in the Jane Seymour episode it's shot with a double seen from behind.

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** * Also happens in the earlier BBC MiniSeries ''Series/TheSixWivesOfHenryVIII'', but since the actress playing Anne Boleyn doesn't actually appear in the Jane Seymour episode it's shot with a double seen from behind.
15th Feb '16 11:30:55 PM Duffan
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''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': Kasile rips off a necklace given to her by Lunas and dashes it on the ground. It was a semi-sentient mind-controlling necklace and ''really'' didn't want to come off. It zapped Eric when he tried to undo the clasp.

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* ''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': Kasile rips off a necklace given to her by Lunas and dashes it on the ground. It was a semi-sentient mind-controlling necklace and ''really'' didn't want to come off. It zapped Eric when he tried to undo the clasp.
15th Feb '16 2:12:10 PM eroock
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1st Feb '16 8:09:17 AM ChaoticNovelist
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For some reason, a PlotCoupon often takes the form of a necklace or talisman worn around the neck, and any prominent locket, pendant or other item that is worn in this fashion will either be a piece of AppliedPhlebotinum or just something with significant emotional baggage (or fodder for a later plot twist).

Naturally, for such an item to be useful for the plot, it can't just stay there.

Thus there will inevitably come a time for said pendant to be removed. Maybe the wearer has decided ItsAllJunk. Maybe it's a power source that's been causing [[BlessedWithSuck undesirable side-effects]]. Maybe the evil ring MacGuffin needs to be thrown into the [[ChekhovsVolcano volcano]]. Maybe a baddie wants its [[MagicalAccessory Phlebotinous powers]] for himself. Or maybe it's the symbol of LaResistance and an official of TheEmpire is nosing around.

In any of these cases, because RealityIsUnrealistic, nobody will simply unclasp the thing and pocket it until later. Rather, the one doing the removing- be they friend, foe or even the wearer themself- will grab the pendant and rip it forcibly off of their neck. There's never any difficulty in this, whether the item is held by a string, a leather thong, or even a chain, nor does the wearer seem to suffer any injury. And, when the item is invariably seen again on someone's neck, nobody complains about having to tie the broken string back together, fix the chain, etc. Apparently all AppliedPhlebotinum comes with magnetic breakaway clasps.

Of course, they ''do'' make clasps designed to release when yanked on, as a safety feature to prevent someone from getting clotheslined if the chain gets caught on something (or grabbed by someone). It's not typically a standard feature on jewelry, however.

Note that this applies to other forms of jewelry or clothing that serve the same purpose. It may be a bracelet, earrings, a ring, or even some piece of clothing. Body jewelry probably doesn't count, as removing such generally ''does'' cause an injury to the wearer, even on TV. Hand bags with long straps are specially good for this.

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For some reason, a A PlotCoupon often takes the form of a necklace or talisman worn around the neck, and any prominent locket, pendant or other item that is worn in this fashion will either be a piece of AppliedPhlebotinum or just something with significant emotional baggage (or fodder for a later plot twist).

twist). Naturally, for such an item to be useful for the plot, it can't just stay there.

Thus there will inevitably come a time for said pendant to be removed. Maybe the wearer has decided ItsAllJunk. Maybe it's a power source that's been causing [[BlessedWithSuck undesirable side-effects]]. Maybe the evil ring MacGuffin needs to be thrown into the [[ChekhovsVolcano volcano]]. Maybe a baddie wants its [[MagicalAccessory Phlebotinous powers]] for himself. Or maybe Naybe it's the symbol of LaResistance and an official of TheEmpire is nosing around.

In any of these cases, because RealityIsUnrealistic, nobody will simply unclasp the thing and pocket it until later. Rather, the one doing the removing- be they friend, foe or even the wearer themself- will grab the pendant and rip it forcibly off of their neck. There's never any difficulty in this, whether the item is held by a string, a leather thong, or even a chain, nor does the wearer seem to suffer any injury. And, Then when the item is invariably seen again on someone's neck, nobody complains about having to tie the broken string back together, fix the chain, etc. Apparently all AppliedPhlebotinum comes with magnetic breakaway clasps.

Of course, they ''do'' make clasps designed to release when yanked on, as a safety feature to prevent someone from getting clotheslined if the chain gets caught on something (or grabbed by someone). It's just not typically a standard feature on jewelry, however.

jewelry.

Note that this applies to other forms of jewelry or clothing that serve the same purpose. It may be a bracelet, earrings, a ring, or even some piece of clothing. Body jewelry probably doesn't count, as removing such generally ''does'' cause an injury to the wearer, even on TV. Hand bags with long straps are specially good for this.


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''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': Kasile rips off a necklace given to her by Lunas and dashes it on the ground. It was a semi-sentient mind-controlling necklace and ''really'' didn't want to come off. It zapped Eric when he tried to undo the clasp.
28th Nov '15 2:36:50 PM eroock
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* After the final battle in ''Film/SherlockHolmes'', Holmes rips Irene's stolen necklace off her neck.
15th Nov '15 2:30:22 PM sharpwittedscatterbrain
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Hiresha from ''Literature/LadyofGems}}'' series has this happen to her fairly often throughout the series.Mind you its more often earrings and/or the jewelry she has embedded in her body.

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Hiresha *Hiresha from ''Literature/LadyofGems}}'' series has this happen to her fairly often throughout the series.Mind you you, its more often earrings and/or the jewelry she has embedded in her body.body than an actual necklace.
15th Nov '15 2:29:32 PM sharpwittedscatterbrain
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Hiresha from ''Literature/LadyofGems}}'' series has this happen to her fairly often throughout the series.Mind you its more often earrings and/or the jewelry she has embedded in her body.
29th Sep '15 12:26:15 AM Mhazard
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* Alexia Ashford in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica'' has her necklace fell off during her first transformation as her cloth was burnt by her own blood, the said necklace is also a key item for solving a puzzle.
29th Aug '15 5:07:27 PM RainFairy
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* In ''Manga/HauntedJunction'', a similar effect is used with Hanako-chan's purse when [[LookbothWays she's run over by a car.]] First there's a close-up to the approaching vehicle, then another to the screaming girl, and ''then'' we see the purse flying in the air with its golden strap shining in the dark.

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* In ''Manga/HauntedJunction'', the ''Manga/HauntedJunction'' TV series, a similar effect is used with Hanako-chan's purse when [[LookbothWays she's run over by a car.car and killed.]] First there's a close-up to the approaching vehicle, then another to the screaming girl, girl (plus Creator/HarunaIkezawa-as-Hanako-chan's high-pitched scream), and ''then'' we see the audience sees the purse flying in the air with air, its golden strap shining in the dark.
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