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14th Jun '17 9:34:34 PM jtierney50
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* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', by the time the Order learns of the importance of the gates, they've already destroyed one (Dorukan's Gate) in the previous volume, and Team Evil has destroyed another (Lirian's Gate), leaving only three of the gates left to locate (and, as it so happens, they're standing in the very room with the Third Gate, Soon's Gate)
21st Dec '16 7:43:08 PM MyFinalEdits
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* Earlier arcs of ''Manga/DragonBall'', for the most part, revolves around looking for the Dragon Balls. But at the start of the first arc, Son Goku already has one and Bulma meets him having ''two'', making the quest much easier already. After Shenron is summoned and the corresponding wish is granted, the Dragon Balls scatter across the world after granting a wish, making finding them again harder.
* Downplayed in ''Manga/InuYasha''. Kagome already has the Shikon pearl inside her at the start of the series, but after some unsavory events it is fragmented into several pieces, scattered through Feudal Japan. Thus the objective is to retrieve them, and the first of them is held by a very powerful opponent, negating the trope entirely.

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* Earlier arcs of ''Manga/DragonBall'', for the most part, revolves revolve around looking for the Dragon Balls. But at the start of the first arc, Son Goku already has one and Bulma meets him having ''two'', making the quest much easier already. After Shenron is summoned and the corresponding wish is granted, the Dragon Balls scatter across the world after granting a wish, making finding them again harder.
* Downplayed in ''Manga/InuYasha''. Kagome already has the Shikon pearl inside her at the start of the series, but after some unsavory events it is fragmented into several pieces, scattered through Feudal Japan. Thus the objective is to retrieve them, and the first of them is held by a very powerful opponent, thus negating the trope entirely.trope.



** It's revealed that the heroines needed to obtain all seven Prism Stones...which meant they needed to get five back from the bad guys, to go with the two they already had.
** A year later, they had to search for twelve of something called "Heartiels." They had absolutely no idea what that meant until the first one turned up on her own and introduced herself.

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** It's revealed that the heroines needed need to obtain all seven Prism Stones...Stones... which meant means they needed need to get five back from the bad guys, to go with the two they already had.
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** A year later, they had have to search for twelve of something called "Heartiels." They had have absolutely no idea what that meant mean until the first one turned turns up on her own and introduced introduces herself.



* In ''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures'', a character tells Krystal that the Krazoa Spirits are the only beings capable of bringing an end to the war that is wounding the population of planet Sauria. He even tells her that the shrine guarding the first Krazoa Spirit is a few steps on her right side.

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* In ''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures'', a character tells Krystal that the Krazoa Spirits are the only beings capable of bringing an end to the war that is wounding the population of planet Sauria. He even then tells her that the shrine guarding the first Krazoa Spirit is a few steps on her right side.



* Mario's goal in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'' is to retrieve the Grand Stars that fuel the Comet Observatory built by Rosalina. Luckily for him, the first of these Stars is the only one that isn't guarded by any of the bosses, in fact its power hasn't been fully used yet. Also a case of BackFromTheBrink.
* 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.

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* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'':
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Mario's goal in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'' is to retrieve the Grand Stars that fuel the Comet Observatory built by Rosalina. Luckily for him, the first of these Stars is the only one that isn't guarded by any of the bosses, in fact its power hasn't been fully used yet. Also a case of BackFromTheBrink.
* ** 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.
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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[[caption-width-right:350:The next five are a ''bit'' harder...]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:The next five are just a ''bit'' harder...]]
11th Aug '16 9:01:09 AM NoxSky12599
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[[caption-width-right:350:The next five are a ''bit'' harder...]]
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.]]
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