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1st Nov '16 9:40:15 PM PaulA
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* In ''Literature/EmpireStar'' by CreatorSamuelRDelany, Comet Jo is out wandering the hills near his home when he encounters a crashed ship and a dying man who hands him a strange crystal, and begs, with his last breath, for Jo to get the message to Empire Star.

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* In ''Literature/EmpireStar'' by CreatorSamuelRDelany, Creator/SamuelRDelany, Comet Jo is out wandering the hills near his home when he encounters a crashed ship and a dying man who hands him a strange crystal, and begs, with his last breath, for Jo to get the message to Empire Star.
5th Oct '16 10:48:35 AM Uncle_Jeff
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* ''Film/TheForceAwakens'': The movie begins with Lor San Tekka handing a data thing to Poe and saying "This will start to make things right." A minute later, as landing craft attack, he's telling Poe to run and seems resigned to his fate.
24th Sep '16 12:58:42 PM Discar
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* This trope is basically how ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' begins---Elfangor, an alien from the ([[AntiHero more-or-less]]) good Andalite species, crash-lands on Earth in front of five kids, warning them that the ([[AntiVillain more-or-less]]) evil alien Yeerks are invading and giving them the morphing power to fight them. In this case, though the MacGuffin is just information/a power rather than an object. [[spoiler:But then, they manage to ''retrieve'' an object---the device that gives the morphing power---from David later...]]

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* This trope is basically how ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' begins---Elfangor, begins--Elfangor, an alien from the ([[AntiHero more-or-less]]) good Andalite species, crash-lands on Earth in front of five kids, warning them that the ([[AntiVillain more-or-less]]) evil alien Yeerks are invading and giving them the morphing power to fight them. In this case, though the MacGuffin is just information/a power rather than an object. [[spoiler:But then, they manage to ''retrieve'' an object---the object--the device that gives the morphing power---from power--from David later...]]



---> '''Magrat''' (shivering in the cold of the open moor): "What is there to be afraid of out here?"
---> '''Granny''' (with considerable satisfaction): "Us."

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---> '''Ingolf''': "Cut my arm and lick some of the blood."
---> '''Malcolm''': "I'd rather not."
---> '''Ingolf''': "But you'll be able to understand the language of the birds."
---> '''Malcolm''': "I don't particularly want to be able to understand the language of the birds."
---> '''Ingolf''': "You'll understand the language of the birds and like it, my lad!"

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---> --> '''Ingolf''': "Cut Cut my arm and lick some of the blood."
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'''Malcolm''': "I'd I'd rather not."
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'''Ingolf''': "But But you'll be able to understand the language of the birds."
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'''Malcolm''': "I I don't particularly want to be able to understand the language of the birds."
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* ''Literature/TheWayOfKings'' (first book of ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive''): King Gavilar gives Szeth, the man who killed him, a mysterious black orb as he's bleeding to death, only saying "They must not have it." Szeth believes very strongly in {{Last Request}}s, so he takes the orb and hides it despite having no idea what it actually is.



* Allison of ''Webcomic/KillSixBillionDemons'' is given a [[ArtifactOfDoom Key of Kings]] by Zoss, the Conquering King, effectively naming her as his successor. [[spoiler: There is speculation among the angels that the Key was intended for her boyfriend, Zaid, [[CoitusInterruptus who she was trying to have sex with at the time]], but Zoss seems to shoot this idea down- Allison was ''always'' meant to be his successor.]]

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* Allison of ''Webcomic/KillSixBillionDemons'' is given a [[ArtifactOfDoom Key of Kings]] by Zoss, the Conquering King, effectively naming her as his successor. [[spoiler: There is speculation among the angels that the Key was intended for her boyfriend, Zaid, [[CoitusInterruptus who she was trying to have sex with at the time]], but Zoss seems to shoot this idea down- Allison down--Allison was ''always'' meant to be his successor.]]]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Spinnerette}}'': A young cop responds to a robbery at a convenience store, only to find an old man bleeding to death, complaining about getting killed by some random kid with a gun, of all things. The old man tells the cop that he can see goodness in him, then passes on the Spirit of the Tiger before expiring. The cop goes on to become Tiger, a respected superhero in the city. Notable in that no one else knows this; unlike most heroes (who share their origin stories at the drop of a hat), Tiger has always been extremely tight-lipped about his past and the exact nature of his abilities.
12th Sep '16 8:50:08 PM Xtifr
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* In ''Literature/EmpireStar'' by CreatorSamuelRDelany, Comet Jo is out wandering the hills near his home when he encounters a crashed ship and a dying man who hands him a strange crystal, and begs, with his last breath, for Jo to get the message to Empire Star.
5th Sep '16 5:48:23 PM jamespolk
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* ''Film/ThePowerOfThePress'': The DA was about to hand over the folder anyway when he got shot. He still manages to hand it to Jane and tell her it has important evidence before croaking.
31st Jul '16 11:31:24 PM PaulA
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* One of Creator/MarionZimmerBradley's Lythande stories begins with Lythande comforting a dying woman, and getting stuck with the task of returning a magical artifact to the woman's people. (She isn't very enthusiastic about this, but it [[ClingyMacGuffin won't leave her alone until she does]]...)

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* One "Somebody Else's Magic", one of Creator/MarionZimmerBradley's Lythande stories Literature/{{Lythande}} stories, begins with Lythande comforting a dying woman, and getting stuck with the task of returning a magical artifact to the woman's people. (She (Lythande isn't very enthusiastic about this, but it [[ClingyMacGuffin won't leave her alone until she does]]...)
15th Jul '16 9:34:20 AM falcon2484
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* In ''Film/CloakAndDagger'', the FBI agent who is gunned down gives Davey the ''Cloak & Dagger'' video game cartridge containing important national secrets just before dying.
12th Jun '16 6:31:14 PM MrInsecure
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* Allison of ''Webcomic/KillSixBillionDemons'' is given a [[ArtifactOfDoom Key of Kings]] by Zoss, the Conquering King, effectively naming her as his successor. [[spoiler: There is speculation among the angels that the Key was intended for her boyfriend, Zaid, [[CoitusInterruptus who she was trying to have sex with at the time]], but Zoss seems to shoot this idea down- Allison was ''always'' meant to be his successor.]]
28th Apr '16 3:52:14 AM ABE.Crudele
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** Combined with BequeathedPower in ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'' with [[spoiler:Yuto]] passing his soul, his SuperpoweredEvilSide, and his ability to XYZ summon onto [[spoiler:Yuya]] by giving him his most powerful and magical card after TakingTheBullet for him. It's unclear right now if [[spoiler:Yuto]] can ever be revived since his soul is still around, but the scene where this transaction occurs plays out like an example of this trope.

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** * Combined with BequeathedPower in ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'' with [[spoiler:Yuto]] passing his soul, his SuperpoweredEvilSide, and his ability to XYZ Xyz summon onto [[spoiler:Yuya]] by giving him his most powerful and magical card after TakingTheBullet for him. It's unclear right now if [[spoiler:Yuto]] can ever be revived since his soul is still around, but the scene where this transaction occurs plays out like an example of this trope.
18th Apr '16 3:14:15 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'': Regent Jane (aka Pete's mom, [[HeyItsThatGuy aka]] [[Series/StarTrekVoyager Captain Janeway]]) is given a bracelet by a fellow regent who was trapped by the rubble of the building they were trying to escape. It makes her "The Guardian" of Warehouse 13 and helps them "keep control" of it - details deliberately sketchy at this point.

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* ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'': Regent Jane (aka Pete's mom, [[HeyItsThatGuy aka]] aka [[Series/StarTrekVoyager Captain Janeway]]) is given a bracelet by a fellow regent who was trapped by the rubble of the building they were trying to escape. It makes her "The Guardian" of Warehouse 13 and helps them "keep control" of it - details deliberately sketchy at this point.
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