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29th Oct '17 1:26:28 PM Kitchen90
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* ''Film/MrDrakesDuck'' revolves around an egg full of uranium yolk after being laid by one of Mr. and Mrs. Drake's sixty ducks. HilarityEnsues once the British army is alerted and tries to remove the egg from the farm and look for the duck that laid it.



* In ''Literature/ReadyPlayerOne'', 'gunters (egg hunters), including the protagonist, devote their lives to finding a virtual easter egg (an actual in-game egg) to inherit his fortune.

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* In ''Literature/ReadyPlayerOne'', 'gunters (egg hunters), including the protagonist, devote their lives to finding a virtual easter Easter egg (an actual in-game egg) to inherit his fortune.
24th Sep '17 3:11:50 PM nombretomado
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* The whole plot of ''BillyHatcherAndTheGiantEgg'' revolves around hatching an egg by feeding it fruit. And then there's the eponymous Giant Egg, [[spoiler:which ''does'' get hatched by [[BigBad Dark Raven]]]].

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* The whole plot of ''BillyHatcherAndTheGiantEgg'' ''VideoGame/BillyHatcherAndTheGiantEgg'' revolves around hatching an egg by feeding it fruit. And then there's the eponymous Giant Egg, [[spoiler:which ''does'' get hatched by [[BigBad Dark Raven]]]].
30th Aug '17 12:24:56 PM Reymma
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* ''Manga/NatsumesBookOfFriends'': Natsume takes care of a small egg found in a nest -- which hatches into a "dragon". At first, however, it appears to take the form of an extremely ''tiny'' version of whatever creature it sees first -- namely Natsume. It is possibly the [[http://media.photobucket.com/image/natsume%20yuujin%20chou%20tama-chan/looniekat/Natsume%20Yuujin-cho/snapshot20090128191748.jpg cutest thing to ever exist in anime.]]

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* ''Manga/NatsumesBookOfFriends'': Natsume takes care of a small egg found in a nest -- which hatches into a "dragon". At first, however, it appears to take the form of an extremely ''tiny'' version of whatever creature it sees first -- namely Natsume. It is possibly the [[http://media.photobucket.com/image/natsume%20yuujin%20chou%20tama-chan/looniekat/Natsume%20Yuujin-cho/snapshot20090128191748.jpg cutest thing to ever exist in anime.]]
17th Aug '17 11:07:36 AM MagiMecha
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** It is much different in the anime form - partway through, Yusuke finds out that his apartment has caught on fire due to his mom passing out with a lit cigarette. Keiko rushes in to save Yusuke's body, but is threatened with the flames. Yusuke is put in a FriendOrIdolDecision and decides to use the egg save her. This turns out to be a SecretTestOfCharacter and Koenma reveals that, oh yeah, the creature that hatched would have eaten your soul if hatched normally. Yusuke's selfless act, though, allows him to return to life.
6th May '17 4:51:43 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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* Much of ''VideoGame/GuildWars2's'' second Living World Season as well as the ''Heart of Thorns'' expansion revolves around a McGuffin initially held by the Master of Peace, leader of the Zephyrites which turns out to be a crystal egg. In Season 3, the egg finally hatches into [[spoiler:the baby dragon Aurene, last child of [[BigGood Glint]]]].
13th Apr '17 9:00:25 AM Macsen
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Despite the trope name, the egg might or might not be a MacGuffin. The trope's name is a silly {{pun}} on Egg [=McMuffin=], the breakfast sandwich.

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Despite the trope name, the egg might or might itself does not necessarily need to be a MacGuffin. The trope's name is a silly {{pun}} on Egg [=McMuffin=], the breakfast sandwich.
6th Apr '17 10:02:22 PM SharangaShark
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* A major plot point in ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}'' is the Matriorb, the egg required to [[spoiler:hatch a Mother Grub and resurrect the troll species.]]
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17th Mar '17 8:04:18 AM TudorRose
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* The ''[[Literature/DeptfordMice Deptford Histories]]'' book ''Thomas'' focuses on the heroes [[MacGuffinDeliveryService trying to prevent]] fragments of a jade egg from ending up in the hands of the enemy. If all the pieces are put together, the [[GodOfEvil evil serpent god Sarpedon]] will be reborn within it.
17th Nov '16 1:14:01 PM Morgenthaler
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* She may be the most hardboiled and {{Badass}} of Nintendo's protagonists, but in the closing of ''{{VideoGame/Metroid}} II'' even Samus Aran couldn't bring herself to exterminate the last Metroid, a mere baby that mistook her for its mother. She instead turned it over to scientists, proving to be both a good thing and bad thing when the Space Pirates steal it in the beginning of ''VideoGame/SuperMetroid''.

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* She may be the most hardboiled and {{Badass}} badass of Nintendo's protagonists, but in the closing of ''{{VideoGame/Metroid}} II'' even Samus Aran couldn't bring herself to exterminate the last Metroid, a mere baby that mistook her for its mother. She instead turned it over to scientists, proving to be both a good thing and bad thing when the Space Pirates steal it in the beginning of ''VideoGame/SuperMetroid''.
9th Aug '16 10:33:58 PM PaulA
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* In ''[[{{Dragaera}} Taltos]]'', young Vlad takes care of the jhereg egg that he'd obtained from its mother in ''Jhereg''. When Loiosh hatches, he calls Vlad "Mama", although he switches to "Boss" once he's grown some.
* Not an egg, but in ''PerdidoStreetStation'', Isaac rears a caterpillar-like larva to adulthood in a similar manner to this trope, mostly to see what it'll grow up to be. [[spoiler: This backfires spectacularly when the larva grows into a monstrous, mind-devouring slake moth.]]

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* In ''[[{{Dragaera}} ''[[{{Literature/Dragaera}} Taltos]]'', young Vlad takes care of the jhereg egg that he'd obtained from its mother in ''Jhereg''.''Literature/{{Jhereg}}''. When Loiosh hatches, he calls Vlad "Mama", although he switches to "Boss" once he's grown some.
* Not an egg, but in ''PerdidoStreetStation'', ''Literature/PerdidoStreetStation'', Isaac rears a caterpillar-like larva to adulthood in a similar manner to this trope, mostly to see what it'll grow up to be. [[spoiler: This [[spoiler:This backfires spectacularly when the larva grows into a monstrous, mind-devouring slake moth.]]
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