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16th Nov '17 12:45:27 AM Cryoclaste
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* In the ''PokemonMysteryDungeon'' games (from ''Explorers'' onwards), Pokemon will occasionally drop treasure chests in dungeons (and ''Gates to Infinity'' had a whole minigame about them). Each game has an NPC to open them for you, but none of them offer any explanation as to who is making the chests and putting treasure in them, why they're doing so, and why the chests are found in dungeons.

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* In the ''PokemonMysteryDungeon'' ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeon'' games (from ''Explorers'' onwards), Pokemon will occasionally drop treasure chests in dungeons (and ''Gates to Infinity'' had a whole minigame about them). Each game has an NPC to open them for you, but none of them offer any explanation as to who is making the chests and putting treasure in them, why they're doing so, and why the chests are found in dungeons.
31st Oct '17 2:29:52 PM morenohijazo
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** Even in hell. To be fair, the chests there are ''skeletal cages, corpses and trapped souls''. Although most of them are called "Hidden Stash" or similar, which is really weird since they usually stand in the wide open and consist of neatly tiled skeletons and a flickering flame.



26th Oct '17 1:35:36 PM RedScharlach
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* Averted and lampshaded in ''A Nightmare in Sunnydale California''. When [[Series/{{Supernatural}} Dean Winchester]] starts rooting through a trashcan during a cutscene and an amnesiac [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy Summers]] expresses disgust, he points out that they're going to need anything they can scavenge because it's not like this trope is going to be in action. Which is ironic because due to their being trapped in a nightmare by [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Kruger]], it very well ''could'' have justification for being played straight.

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* Averted and lampshaded in ''A Nightmare in Sunnydale California''. When [[Series/{{Supernatural}} Dean Winchester]] starts rooting through a trashcan during a cutscene and an amnesiac [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy Summers]] expresses disgust, he points out that they're going to need anything they can scavenge because it's not like this trope is going to be in action. Which is ironic because due to their being trapped in a nightmare by [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Kruger]], Krueger]], it very well ''could'' have justification for being played straight.



'''Kanaya:''' [[color:#008141:Well I Think The Chests Are Fun They Make For Nice Suprises]]

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'''Kanaya:''' [[color:#008141:Well I Think The Chests Are Fun They Make For Nice Suprises]]Surprises]]
5th Oct '17 8:29:30 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* There are actually monsters called Mimics in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' that is ''camouflaged'' as a [[ChestMonster treasure chest]]. Think about that, either heroes were so blase about random chests that an evil wizard/mad god thought this was a good wheeze ''or'' there have been chests lying around dungeons long enough for this thing to evolve such a disguise! They polymorph into treasure chests until an adventurer finds this "unopened treasure" and gets suck to one of the grasping limbs of the creature, letting the mimic try and take a bite out of the schmuck.

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* There are actually monsters called Mimics in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' that is ''camouflaged'' as a [[ChestMonster treasure chest]]. Think about that, either heroes were so blase about random chests that an evil wizard/mad god thought this was a good wheeze ''or'' there have been chests lying around dungeons long enough for this thing to evolve such a disguise! They polymorph into treasure chests until an adventurer finds this "unopened treasure" and gets suck to one of the grasping limbs slime covered pseudolimb of the creature, letting the mimic try and take a bite out of the schmuck.schmuck. They don't just turn into treasure chests; they transform into anything that could have has a volume of 150 cubic feet (5 feet by 5 feet by 6 feet) such as a stout bed or large door frame but no matter what they can't change their hard bodies and rough texture. Of course anyone who gets close and inspects it is already too close.
5th Oct '17 8:23:19 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* There was actually a monster in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' that was ''camouflaged'' as a treasure chest. Think about that, either heroes were so blase about random chests that an evil wizard/mad god thought this was a good wheeze ''or'' there have been chests lying around dungeons long enough for this thing to evolve such a disguise!

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* There was are actually a monster monsters called Mimics in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' that was is ''camouflaged'' as a [[ChestMonster treasure chest. chest]]. Think about that, either heroes were so blase about random chests that an evil wizard/mad god thought this was a good wheeze ''or'' there have been chests lying around dungeons long enough for this thing to evolve such a disguise!disguise! They polymorph into treasure chests until an adventurer finds this "unopened treasure" and gets suck to one of the grasping limbs of the creature, letting the mimic try and take a bite out of the schmuck.
5th Oct '17 2:56:15 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* In ''[[VideoGame/{{STALKER}} S.T.A.L.K.E.R.]]'', the stashes are metal boxes, backpacks or even small spaces like pieces of large pipe, all with various supplies, weapons and ammunition, either dropped by people when they were killed or hidden by those who wanted to come back later to retrieve them. Many of these are in dangerous locations no one would dare approach without reason, which justifies their status as secret stashes. Bizarrely enough, however, in the first two games, almost all of these caches are completely empty until you acquire PDA entries detailing their locations by searching particular corpses or buying the info off other stalkers. ''Call of Pripyat'' rectifies that: you don't need to get the info (which can't be collected off dead stalkers' PDA's either) to get the loot in the stash, you just have to know where it _is_.

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* In ''[[VideoGame/{{STALKER}} S.T.A.L.K.E.R.]]'', the stashes are metal boxes, backpacks or even small spaces like pieces of large pipe, all with various supplies, weapons and ammunition, either dropped by people when they were killed or hidden by those who wanted to come back later to retrieve them. Many of these are in dangerous locations no one would dare approach without reason, which justifies their status as secret stashes. Bizarrely enough, however, in the first two games, almost all of these caches are completely empty until you acquire PDA entries detailing their locations by searching particular corpses or buying the info off other stalkers. ''Call of Pripyat'' rectifies that: you don't need to get the info (which can't be collected off dead stalkers' PDA's either) to get the loot in the stash, you just have to know where it _is_.''is'' and if you cant/won't [[GuideDangIt look at a guide]], good luck to you.
29th Sep '17 5:59:27 AM SAMAS
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* ''VideoGame/}{{Fortnite}}: Plays with this. Items, materials, traps and weapons are usually either harvested or found by searching in buildings, but you ''do'' find the occasional treasure chest lying around. They usually hold the best loot, and are often in out-of-the-way spots like attics or on rooftops. Luckily, they usually have a sound that plays when you wander near one. Oh yeah, and watch out for [[ChestMonster Mimics]], too.
** Also for a possibly modern variation, otherwise-ordinary cardboard boxes can inexplicably be found all over the place, and usually have useful stuff in them.
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28th Sep '17 12:27:46 PM Gammaween10
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*** Apparently they were put there on [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/2011/06/23/344-jabu-jabu/ purpose]].

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*** Apparently they were put there on [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/2011/06/23/344-jabu-jabu/ com/comic/344-jabujabu/ purpose]].
5th Sep '17 6:01:21 AM starofjusticev21
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* The series ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'' has its heroes' powers based on video games, including the ability to turn their surroundings into a game level full of blocks, power-ups and treasure chests like these.

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27th Aug '17 10:26:02 AM nombretomado
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* Lampshaded and invoked hilariously in ''ArTonelico3''. Who put the chests everywhere? Tilia did. '''''Over seven hundred years ago'''''.

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* Lampshaded and invoked hilariously in ''ArTonelico3''.''VideoGame/ArTonelicoQogaKnellOfArCiel''. Who put the chests everywhere? Tilia did. '''''Over seven hundred years ago'''''.
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