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28th Jun '16 12:53:35 AM PaulA
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* ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain''
** At the end of LloydAlexander's ''The Book of Three'', the main characters are given gifts that they will carry throughout the series.
** And in the middle of the fourth book, ''Taran Wanderer'', Dorath demands Taran's sword as "payment" for "protection." Taran refuses because it was given to him by his guardian Dallben and first put on him by the girl he loves. [[spoiler: After a fight in which Dorath's sword is broken, Dorath treacherously pulls a dagger and steals it.]] At the end of the book this proves to be symbolic, because [[spoiler: Taran faces Dorath again, this time fighting with a sword Taran had forged himself, and when the two swords meet, it is the sword of his childhood that shatters]].

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* ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain''
Creator/LloydAlexander's ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain'':
** At the end of LloydAlexander's ''The Book of Three'', the main characters are given gifts that they will carry throughout the series.
** And in In the middle of the fourth book, ''Taran Wanderer'', Dorath demands Taran's sword as "payment" for "protection." "protection". Taran refuses because it was given to him by his guardian Dallben and first put on him by the girl he loves. [[spoiler: After [[spoiler:After a fight in which Dorath's sword is broken, Dorath treacherously pulls a dagger and steals it.]] At the end of the book this proves to be symbolic, because [[spoiler: Taran [[spoiler:Taran faces Dorath again, this time fighting with a sword Taran had forged himself, and when the two swords meet, it is the sword of his childhood that shatters]].
23rd Jun '16 8:35:39 AM JoieDeCombat
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** Gwendolyn's magic spear was given to her by her mortally wounded sister. [[spoiler:So it's understandable why she gets upset when she learns her father gave it away to the Shadow Knight, Oswald, as part of a bribe. Luckily Oswald lets her keep it.]]
** On the flip side, Gwendolyn [[spoiler:''single-handedly invades the fairy kingdom of Ringwood'' to retrieve the magic ring Titrel which was the only gift Oswald was able to give to her as a sign of his love.]]

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** Gwendolyn's magic spear was given to her by her mortally wounded sister. [[spoiler:So it's understandable why she gets upset when she learns her father gave it away to the Shadow Knight, Oswald, as part of a bribe. Luckily Luckily, Oswald lets her keep it.only wants Gwendolyn's love and is perfectly happy to give the spear back to her.]]
** On the flip side, Oswald also presents Gwendolyn [[spoiler:''single-handedly invades with the magic ring Titrel, describing it as the only gift he has that's worthy of being presented to her. [[spoiler:Gwendolyn turns around and delivers the ring directly to her father Odin, who wants it in order to control the Crystallization Cauldron. She's immediately filled with regret when Odin tells her the lengths to which Oswald was willing to go for her sake - even moreso when Oswald finds out and takes it to mean that she has no feelings for him, which sends him over the DespairEventHorizon.]] Gwendolyn later ''storms the fairy kingdom of Ringwood'' Ringford single-handed'' to retrieve the magic ring Titrel which was after it's stolen, and flatly refuses when her father demands that she hand it over, declaring that she'd rather die than part with the only gift Oswald was able to give to token of her as a sign of his husband's love.]]
19th Jun '16 2:26:43 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TheThrawnTrilogy'', [[BigBad C'baoth]] recovers Luke Skywalker's lightsaber and gives it to [[spoiler:his clone of Luke]]. At the end of the book, Luke recovers it from the debris and gives it to [[LoveInterest Mara]].

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* In ''TheThrawnTrilogy'', ''Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy'', [[BigBad C'baoth]] recovers Luke Skywalker's lightsaber and gives it to [[spoiler:his clone of Luke]]. At the end of the book, Luke recovers it from the debris and gives it to [[LoveInterest Mara]].
29th May '16 8:58:25 PM Pichu-kun
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* The new handsome NewTransferStudent Kanou from ''Manga/NurseAngelRirikaSOS'' gives Ririka a present for her tenth birthday. It turns out to be a cap that she [[TransformationTrinket uses to become]] Nurse Angel. Kanou ends up her mentor.
28th May '16 8:54:48 PM Doug86
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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's {{Bran Mak Morn}} story "Kings of the Night", the MineralMacGuffin was given to Bran's ancestor by Kull.

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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's {{Bran Mak Morn}} Literature/BranMakMorn story "Kings of the Night", the MineralMacGuffin was given to Bran's ancestor by Kull.
4th May '16 2:13:01 PM margdean56
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* In ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'' Jerin owns a piece of jewelery his grandfather gave him. It turns out [[spoiler: to be the "Emerald Hart", a famous piece of jewelery, and serves as hint to Jerin's royal ancestry - his grandpa was a prince.]]

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* In ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'' Jerin owns a piece of jewelery his grandfather gave him. It turns out [[spoiler: to be the "Emerald Hart", a famous piece of jewelery, and serves as hint to Jerin's royal ancestry - -- his grandpa was a prince.]]



** At the end of LloydAlexander's ''The Book of Three'', the main character are given gifts that they will carry through the series.
** And in the middle of the fourth book, ''Taran Wanderer'', Dorath demands Taran's sword as "payment" for "protection." Taran refuses because it was given to him by his guardian Dalben and first put on him by the girl he loves. [[spoiler: After a fight in which Dorath's sword is broken, Dorath treacherously pulls a dagger and steals it.]] At the end of the book this proves to be symbolic, because [[spoiler: Taran faces Dorath again, this time fighting with a sword Taran had forged himself, and when the two swords meet, it is the sword of his childhood that shatters]].

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** At the end of LloydAlexander's ''The Book of Three'', the main character characters are given gifts that they will carry through throughout the series.
** And in the middle of the fourth book, ''Taran Wanderer'', Dorath demands Taran's sword as "payment" for "protection." Taran refuses because it was given to him by his guardian Dalben Dallben and first put on him by the girl he loves. [[spoiler: After a fight in which Dorath's sword is broken, Dorath treacherously pulls a dagger and steals it.]] At the end of the book this proves to be symbolic, because [[spoiler: Taran faces Dorath again, this time fighting with a sword Taran had forged himself, and when the two swords meet, it is the sword of his childhood that shatters]].



* In Creator/CSLewis's ''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'', Peter, Susan, and Lucy receive magical gifts from Father Christmas. When they find themselves back at Cair Paravel in ''Literature/PrinceCaspian'', the first thing they retrieve from their treasury was the Gifts.

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* In Creator/CSLewis's ''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'', Peter, Susan, and Lucy receive magical gifts from Father Christmas. When they find themselves back at Cair Paravel in ''Literature/PrinceCaspian'', the first thing things they retrieve from their treasury was are the Gifts.



** In ''Sorcerer's Stone'', Hagrid buys Harry an owl, after Harry objects that he doesn't have it, and Hagrid gruffly replies that he knows he doesn't have to.

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** In ''Sorcerer's Stone'', Hagrid buys Harry an owl, after Harry objects that he doesn't have it, to, and Hagrid gruffly replies that he knows he doesn't have to.



* In Norman Juster's ''Literature/ThePhantomTollbooth'', Milo receives many gifts: words, a calculating pencil, laughter, a telescope that shows what things really are. These prove essential when facing the demons of ignorance.

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* In Norman Norton Juster's ''Literature/ThePhantomTollbooth'', Milo receives many gifts: words, a calculating pencil, laughter, a telescope that shows what things really are. These prove essential when facing the demons of ignorance.



** Averted in ''Summer Knight'' where [[spoiler:Queen Mother Winter, on par with the Archangels in terms of strength]] tells Harry [[spoiler:the [[AntiMagic Unraveling]]]] is not a ''gift'' but a necessity so he can save the day. [[spoiler:It also spares Harry from being indebt to Mother Winter for accepting the it]].

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** Averted in ''Summer Knight'' where [[spoiler:Queen Mother Winter, on par with the Archangels in terms of strength]] tells Harry [[spoiler:the [[AntiMagic Unraveling]]]] is not a ''gift'' but a necessity so he can save the day. [[spoiler:It also spares Harry from being indebt to Mother Winter for accepting the it]].



* In Creator/LewisCarroll's ''Literature/SylvieAndBruno'', their father offers Sylvie a choice of lockets for her birthday present: one says, "All will love Sylvie" and the other "Sylvie will love all." Sylvie choses the latter. [[spoiler:In the end, it turns out they were one locket. [[SecretTestOfCharacter Nevertheless, she made the right choice]].]]

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* In Creator/LewisCarroll's ''Literature/SylvieAndBruno'', their father offers Sylvie a choice of lockets for her birthday present: one says, "All will love Sylvie" and the other "Sylvie will love all." Sylvie choses chooses the latter. [[spoiler:In the end, it turns out they were one locket. [[SecretTestOfCharacter Nevertheless, she made the right choice]].]]



* In ''Literature/ShadowsOfTheApt'', the sword Tisamon gives Tyrisa. [[spoiler:He had carried it for year believing the woman he originally meant it for had betrayed him.]]

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* In ''Literature/ShadowsOfTheApt'', the sword Tisamon gives Tyrisa. [[spoiler:He had carried it for year years believing the woman he originally meant it for had betrayed him.]]
9th Mar '16 11:31:23 AM 20person
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** Deconstructed in the backstory. King Aegon IV Targaryen is remembered as one of the worst kings Westeros ever had, especially for his tendency to [[ReallyGetsAround really get around]] and consequently fathering dozens of bastards. His favourite child was his bastard son Daemon, because he was [[KissingCousins Targaryen on both sides]], handsome and strong, and extremely skilled with a sword. It was to him that he gave the Targaryen [[AncestralWeapon family sword]] Blackfyre to, instead of his legitimate son Daeron, a {{Bookworm}}, whom he suspected of [[MamasBabyPapasMaybe being his wife's bastard]][[BrotherSisterIncest with their brother Aemon]]. Since the sword is traditionally passed down to the heir to the throne, some took this as a sign that Aegon wanted his bastard Daemon (who took the surname Blackfyre after the sword) to inherit instead of Prince Daeron. This, combined with many other factors, led to a rebellion in which Daemon and his followers attempted to seize the throne. When he was killed and his army defeated, his sons and supporters took the sword with them into exile. They continued to try to seize the throne for another 80 years before the last Blackfyre was killed in the final invasion and the sword was lost.

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** Deconstructed in the backstory. King Aegon IV Targaryen is remembered as one of the worst kings Westeros ever had, especially for his tendency to [[ReallyGetsAround really get around]] and consequently fathering father dozens of bastards. His favourite child was his bastard son Daemon, because he was [[KissingCousins Targaryen on both sides]], handsome and strong, and extremely skilled with a sword. It was to him that he gave the Targaryen [[AncestralWeapon family sword]] Blackfyre to, instead of to his legitimate son Daeron, a {{Bookworm}}, whom he suspected of [[MamasBabyPapasMaybe being his wife's bastard]][[BrotherSisterIncest bastard]] [[BrotherSisterIncest with their brother Aemon]]. Since the sword is traditionally passed down to the heir to the throne, some took this as a sign that Aegon wanted his bastard Daemon (who took the surname Blackfyre after the sword) to inherit instead of Prince Daeron. This, combined with many other factors, led to a rebellion in which Daemon and his followers attempted to seize the throne. When he was killed and his army defeated, his sons and supporters took the sword with them into exile. They continued to try to seize the throne for another 80 years before the last Blackfyre was killed in the final invasion and the sword was lost.
9th Mar '16 11:30:13 AM 20person
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** Deconstructed in the backstory. King Aegon IV Targaryen is remembered as one of the worst kings Westeros ever had, especially for his tendency to [[ReallyGetsAround ''really'' get around]] and consequently fathering dozens of bastards. His favourite child was his bastard son Daemon, because he was [[KissingCousins Targaryen on both sides]], handsome and strong, and extremely skilled with a sword. It was to him that he gave the Targaryen [[AncestralWeapon family sword]] Blackfyre to, instead of his legitimate son Daeron, a {{Bookworm}}, whom he suspected of [[MamasBabyPapasMaybe being his wife's bastard]][[BrotherSisterIncest with their brother Aemon]]. Since the sword is traditionally passed down to the heir to the throne, some took this as a sign that Aegon wanted his bastard Daemon (who took the surname Blackfyre after the sword) to inherit instead of Prince Daeron. This, combined with many other factors, led to a rebellion in which Daemon and his followers attempted to seize the throne. When he was killed and his army defeated, his sons and supporters took the sword with them into exile. They continued to try to seize the throne for another 80 years before the last Blackfyre was killed in the final invasion and the sword was lost.

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** Deconstructed in the backstory. King Aegon IV Targaryen is remembered as one of the worst kings Westeros ever had, especially for his tendency to [[ReallyGetsAround ''really'' really get around]] and consequently fathering dozens of bastards. His favourite child was his bastard son Daemon, because he was [[KissingCousins Targaryen on both sides]], handsome and strong, and extremely skilled with a sword. It was to him that he gave the Targaryen [[AncestralWeapon family sword]] Blackfyre to, instead of his legitimate son Daeron, a {{Bookworm}}, whom he suspected of [[MamasBabyPapasMaybe being his wife's bastard]][[BrotherSisterIncest with their brother Aemon]]. Since the sword is traditionally passed down to the heir to the throne, some took this as a sign that Aegon wanted his bastard Daemon (who took the surname Blackfyre after the sword) to inherit instead of Prince Daeron. This, combined with many other factors, led to a rebellion in which Daemon and his followers attempted to seize the throne. When he was killed and his army defeated, his sons and supporters took the sword with them into exile. They continued to try to seize the throne for another 80 years before the last Blackfyre was killed in the final invasion and the sword was lost.
9th Mar '16 11:29:31 AM 20person
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** Deconstructed in the backstory. King Aegon IV Targaryen is remembered as one of the worst kings Westeros ever had, especially for his tendency to [[ReallyGetsAround ''really'' get around]] and consequently fathering dozens of bastards. His favourite child was his bastard son Daemon, because he was [[KissingCousins Targaryen on both sides]], handsome and strong, and extremely skilled with a sword. It was to him that he gave the Targaryen [[Ancestral Weapon family sword]] Blackfyre to, instead of his legitimate son Daeron, a {{Bookworm}}, whom he suspected of [[MamasBabyPapasMaybe being his wife's bastard]][[BrotherSisterIncest with their brother Aemon]]. Since the sword is traditionally passed down to the heir to the throne, some took this as a sign that Aegon wanted his bastard Daemon (who took the surname Blackfyre after the sword) to inherit instead of Prince Daeron. This, combined with many other factors, led to a rebellion in which Daemon and his followers attempted to seize the throne. When he was killed and his army defeated, his sons and supporters took the sword with them into exile. They continued to try to seize the throne for another 80 years before the last Blackfyre was killed in the final invasion and the sword was lost.

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** Deconstructed in the backstory. King Aegon IV Targaryen is remembered as one of the worst kings Westeros ever had, especially for his tendency to [[ReallyGetsAround ''really'' get around]] and consequently fathering dozens of bastards. His favourite child was his bastard son Daemon, because he was [[KissingCousins Targaryen on both sides]], handsome and strong, and extremely skilled with a sword. It was to him that he gave the Targaryen [[Ancestral Weapon [[AncestralWeapon family sword]] Blackfyre to, instead of his legitimate son Daeron, a {{Bookworm}}, whom he suspected of [[MamasBabyPapasMaybe being his wife's bastard]][[BrotherSisterIncest with their brother Aemon]]. Since the sword is traditionally passed down to the heir to the throne, some took this as a sign that Aegon wanted his bastard Daemon (who took the surname Blackfyre after the sword) to inherit instead of Prince Daeron. This, combined with many other factors, led to a rebellion in which Daemon and his followers attempted to seize the throne. When he was killed and his army defeated, his sons and supporters took the sword with them into exile. They continued to try to seize the throne for another 80 years before the last Blackfyre was killed in the final invasion and the sword was lost.
9th Mar '16 11:29:10 AM 20person
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** Deconstructed in the backstory. King Aegon IV Targaryen is remembered as one of the worst kings Westeros ever had, especially for his tendency to [[ReallyGetsAround ''really'' get around]] and consequently fathering dozens of bastards. His favourite child was his bastard son Daemon, because he was [[KissingCousins Targaryen on both sides]], handsome and strong, and extremely skilled with a sword. It was to him that he gave the Targaryen [[Ancestral Weapon family sword]] Blackfyre to, instead of his legitimate son Daeron, a {{Bookworm}}, whom he suspected of [[MamasBabyPapasMaybe being his wife's bastard]][[BrotherSisterIncest with their brother Aemon]]. Since the sword is traditionally passed down to the heir to the throne, some took this as a sign that Aegon wanted his bastard Daemon (who took the surname Blackfyre after the sword) to inherit instead of Prince Daeron. This, combined with many other factors, led to a rebellion in which Daemon and his followers attempted to seize the throne. When he was killed and his army defeated, his sons and supporters took the sword with them into exile. They continued to try to seize the throne for another 80 years before the last Blackfyre was killed in the final invasion and the sword was lost.
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