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22nd Sep '16 6:57:43 PM MyFinalEdits
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* In ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'', K. Rool orders his minions to steal the Golden Bananas from DK's Banana Hoard so he's distarcted finding them while K. Rool buys time to repair the Blas-O-Matic and use it to destroy DK Isles. To make matters worse, the worlds where the Bananas were placed are guarded by B. Locker, who won't allow the Kongs to enter if they don't have the necessary amount of Golden Bananas. Fortunately, the first world (Jungle Japes) only requires one Golden Banana, which can be collected easily when the lobby leading to the world's entrance is opened.

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* In ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'', K. Rool orders his minions to steal the Golden Bananas from DK's Banana Hoard so he's distarcted distracted finding them while K. Rool buys time to repair the Blas-O-Matic and use it to destroy DK Isles. To make matters worse, the worlds where the Bananas were placed are guarded by B. Locker, who won't allow the Kongs to enter if they don't have the necessary amount of Golden Bananas. Fortunately, the first world (Jungle Japes) only requires one Golden Banana, which can be collected easily when the lobby leading to the world's entrance is opened.
22nd Sep '16 6:55:34 PM MyFinalEdits
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** In all games, Jigsaw Pieces as [=MacGuffins=]. In the first game, they are required to complete magical pictures that open the levels they portray. Who tells the title characters about this? ''[[LiveItem The first Jigsaw Piece]]'', of course, which is found at the entrance lobby of Gruntilda's Lair.

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** In all games, Jigsaw Pieces serve as [=MacGuffins=]. In the first game, they are required to complete magical pictures that open the levels they portray. Who tells the title characters about this? ''[[LiveItem The first Jigsaw Piece]]'', of course, which is found at the entrance lobby of Gruntilda's Lair.


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* In ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'', K. Rool orders his minions to steal the Golden Bananas from DK's Banana Hoard so he's distarcted finding them while K. Rool buys time to repair the Blas-O-Matic and use it to destroy DK Isles. To make matters worse, the worlds where the Bananas were placed are guarded by B. Locker, who won't allow the Kongs to enter if they don't have the necessary amount of Golden Bananas. Fortunately, the first world (Jungle Japes) only requires one Golden Banana, which can be collected easily when the lobby leading to the world's entrance is opened.
22nd Sep '16 6:45:16 PM MyFinalEdits
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* ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'' has the Blood Lobster sidequest, where the main character has to find 99 lobster-shaped toys stuffed with explosives, scattered all around New Los Angeles. Why 99 and not 100? Because Rook manages to spot one and throw it away before it explodes in his hands (as the culprit planned to kill them ''before the start of the collection'').

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* ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'' has the Blood Lobster sidequest, where the main character has to find 99 lobster-shaped toys stuffed with explosives, scattered all around New Los Angeles. Why 99 and not 100? Because Rook manages to spot one and throw it away before it explodes in his their hands (as the culprit planned to kill them ''before the start of the collection'').
28th Aug '16 10:36:42 PM PutotyraNoZarus
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* In ''VideoGame/LuigisMansionDarkMoon'', the titular [[RestrainingBolt Dark Moon]] is shattered into 6 pieces by [[ItsPersonal a vengeance-seeking King Boo]], who then entrusts 5 of the shards to 5 [[DemonicPossession Possessor ghosts]] each. When Dark Moon shards are collected and purified, the fog that fell over Evershade Valley after the Dark Moon's destruction lightens up to reveal the next area where the other shard is. Thank goodness one of the shards landed near E. Gadd's Bunker to get the adventure started.
11th Aug '16 9:06:47 AM NoxSky12599
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11th Aug '16 9:01:09 AM NoxSky12599
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3rd Aug '16 1:09:50 PM Kadorhal
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* ''VideoGame/FarCry2'' does this with the Jackal Tapes. There's seventeen in all, but you only have to look for sixteen - the guy who recorded them in the first place and who asks you to look for them gives you the first one, the suitably-infamous "Infamy" tape, immediately after making his request.
30th Jul '16 9:26:27 PM CerotechOmega
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* Played straight in ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia'', but you don't actually find out until more than halfway through the game. When Fina joins the party, she says that her quest is to find the six Moon Crystals, but she doesn't mention that one of them is already accounted for until you've collected four of them.

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* Played straight in ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia'', but you don't actually find out until more than halfway through the game. When Fina joins the party, she says that her quest is to find the six Moon Crystals, but she doesn't mention that one of them is already accounted for until you've collected four of them. [[spoiler:She's talking about the Silver Moon Crystal, which Ramirez reveals is scattered into pieces within the Silvites themselves.]]
30th Mar '16 5:05:48 PM MyFinalEdits
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** ''Banjo-Tooie'' similarly has Jingaling explain Jiggies to the protagonists while handing them the first one of that particular game.
* Largely averted in ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' games, where Link has to traverse through a dungeon and other places before gaining the first of the PlotCoupon items. However, there are a few exceptions:

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** ''Banjo-Tooie'' similarly has Jingaling explain Jiggies to the protagonists while handing them the first one of that particular game.
* Largely The trope is often averted in ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' games, where Link has to traverse through a dungeon and other places before gaining the first of the PlotCoupon items. However, there are a few exceptions:



* Played with in all ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'' games; each of them involves a PlotCoupon hunt, but it doesn't begin until about mid-way through the game.
** In the first game, the first of twelve artifacts can be found at the Artifact Temple you need to bring them all to in the first place.
** ''Echoes'' takes it further, as one of the ten keys needed to access the final area is already in its lock thanks to the efforts of a long-deceased Luminoth warrior, so Samus only needs to find nine. And one of those nine keys lies close to its required destination, needing little effort to find it; namely, its location is the DarkWorld version of [[spoiler:Samus's landing site]].
** In ''Corruption'', you're instead hunting Energy Cells to restore power as you go to portions of a derelict space vessel; conveniently, a wrecked fighter is crashed in its docking bay, with its Energy Cell having fallen out for you to grab and use right away.
** ''Hunters'' downplays this trope. The whereabouts of the first Octolith are found at the start of the game, but like all other Octoliths it's guarded by a boss that must be defeated.

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* Played with in all ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'' ''VideoGame/MetroidPrimeTrilogy'' games; each of them involves a PlotCoupon hunt, but it doesn't begin until about mid-way through the game.
** In the [[VideoGame/MetroidPrime first game, game]], the first of twelve artifacts can be found at the Artifact Temple you need to bring them all to in the first place.
** ''Echoes'' ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime2Echoes'' takes it further, as one of the ten keys needed to access the final area is already in its lock thanks to the efforts of a long-deceased Luminoth warrior, so Samus only needs to find nine. And one of those nine keys lies close to its required destination, needing little effort to find it; namely, its location is the DarkWorld version of [[spoiler:Samus's landing site]].
** In ''Corruption'', ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime3Corruption'', you're instead hunting Energy Cells to restore power as you go to portions of a derelict space vessel; conveniently, a wrecked fighter is crashed in its docking bay, with its Energy Cell having fallen out for you to grab and use right away.
** ''Hunters'' ''VideoGame/MetroidPrimeHunters'' downplays this trope. The whereabouts of the first Octolith are found at the start of the game, but like all other Octoliths it's guarded by a boss that must be defeated.defeated.
* ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'' has the Blood Lobster sidequest, where the main character has to find 99 lobster-shaped toys stuffed with explosives, scattered all around New Los Angeles. Why 99 and not 100? Because Rook manages to spot one and throw it away before it explodes in his hands (as the culprit planned to kill them ''before the start of the collection'').
29th Mar '16 10:55:02 PM sabrina_diamond
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* It may turn out that you already had one of the tokens. Or you '''are''' one.

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* It may turn out that you already had one of the tokens. tokens... Or you '''are''' one.
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