History Main / HostageForMacGuffin

13th Nov '17 6:00:32 PM rjd1922
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Common in videogames; the villains usually let the heroes [[GottaCatchThemAll collect the seven whatevers]] and then [[MacGuffinDeliveryService step in with a trade]]. The games will even tease you with the choice of not doing it, ButThouMust.

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Common in videogames; video games; the villains usually let the heroes [[GottaCatchThemAll collect the seven whatevers]] and then [[MacGuffinDeliveryService step in with a trade]]. The games will even tease you with the choice of not doing it, ButThouMust.
4th Nov '17 7:29:32 AM NNinja
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* In ''Film/RomancingTheStone'' the villain Ira captures Joan sister to exchange it for precious emerald. Unusually for the trope when villain gets the macguffin he releases the hostage.
1st Nov '17 7:59:26 PM darkemyst
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* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'' Luciuis tries to get Harry to hand over the prophecy for his friends' safety, however he didn't actually have any hostages yet. Later he and Bellatrix get hold of Neville and tell Harry Bellatrix says she'll torture him until Harry hands over the prophecy, like she did to Neville's parents until they lost their minds. Luckily the Order arrives shortly after they start because Neville would have never forgiven Harry if he'd handed the thing over and Harry was having a hard time seeing his friend being tortured.

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* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'' Luciuis tries to get Harry to hand over the prophecy for his friends' safety, however he didn't actually have any hostages yet. Later he and Bellatrix get hold of Neville and tell Harry Bellatrix says she'll torture him until Harry hands over the prophecy, like she did to Neville's parents until they lost their minds. Luckily the Order arrives shortly after they start because Neville would have never forgiven Harry if he'd handed the thing over and Harry was having a hard time seeing his friend being tortured.
1st Nov '17 7:58:47 PM darkemyst
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* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'' Luciuis tries to get Harry to hand over the prophecy for his friends' safety, however he didn't actually have any hostages yet. Later he and Bellatrix get hold of Neville and tell Harry Bellatrix says she'll torture him until Harry hands over the prophecy, like she did to Neville's parents until they lost their minds. Luckily the Order arrives shortly after they start because Neville would have never forgiven Harry if he'd handed the thing over and Harry was having a hard time seeing his friend being tortured.
6th Oct '17 6:14:19 PM Lanes17B
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* In [[Film/ShanghaiNoon "ShanghaiKnights",]] when the heroes finally recover the Chinese imperial seal from a street urchin who sole it from them earlier in the film, some Boxer rebels take the boy, and threaten to kill him if the heroes don't hand over the seal. They do, and the boy goes free as the rebels flee into the London night.
15th Aug '17 12:36:25 PM lalalei2001
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* In ''Videogame/YuGiOhReshefOfDestruction'', Bandit Keith holds Ishizu hostage to force you to hand over the Millennium Items. When you then defeat him in a duel, he ups the ante and orders you to hand over your Egyptian God Cards.

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* In ''Videogame/YuGiOhReshefOfDestruction'', ''VideoGame/YuGiOhReshefOfDestruction'', Bandit Keith holds Ishizu hostage to force you to hand over the Millennium Items. When you then defeat him in a duel, he ups the ante and orders you to hand over your Egyptian God Cards.
12th Aug '17 3:40:22 AM azbyc15243
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* In the sixth volume of ''LightNovel/TheUnexploredSummonBloodSign'', the heroes and villains are fighting over three artifacts: the Founder's Map, the Diamond Master Key and the Golden Treasure Chest. Kyousuke's group has the first two, while Bridesmaid has the third and has also kidnapped the Meinokawa sisters. They offer to trade the two of them for the remaining two artifacts. [[spoiler:Kyousuke's group lay traps in the zoo where the hostage exchange takes place, allowing them to rescue the sisters without handing the artifacts over.]]
8th Aug '17 4:09:42 PM fruitstripegum
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* Occurs twice in ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfTintin'':
** First, Red Rackham forces Sir Francis Haddock to give him the treasure the Unicorn is carrying in exchange for his men's lives, only to go back on his word and kill them anyway.
** Later, [[spoiler: his descendant]] Sakharine threatens to drown Haddock and Snowy if Tintin doesn't give him the scrolls.
29th Jul '17 12:16:57 PM nombretomado
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* In the first ''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden'' (the {{NES}} one), Jaquio makes Ryu give him the Demon Statue that will let him summon the Ancient Demon; or else he would kill "the girl." (Irene, but Ryu at this point [[AlwaysSaveTheGirl didn't even know her name.]]) Naturally the Demon is summoned, but fortunately Ryu kills the Demon anyways.

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* In the first ''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden'' (the {{NES}} UsefulNotes/{{NES}} one), Jaquio makes Ryu give him the Demon Statue that will let him summon the Ancient Demon; or else he would kill "the girl." (Irene, but Ryu at this point [[AlwaysSaveTheGirl didn't even know her name.]]) Naturally the Demon is summoned, but fortunately Ryu kills the Demon anyways.
27th Apr '17 12:49:46 PM Steven
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*** In addition, since [[TheChick Garnet]] is a magic user and [[TheHero Zidane]] isn't, the player will probably put Zidane in the party going after the plot coupon and leave Garnet in the hostage party, fulfilling the "hostage is the hero's lover" variant of this trope.

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*** In addition, since [[TheChick Garnet]] is a magic user and [[TheHero Zidane]] isn't, the player will probably put Zidane in the party going after the plot coupon and leave Garnet in the hostage party, fulfilling the "hostage is the hero's lover" variant of this trope.
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