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23rd May '18 8:18:12 PM PaulA
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%%* Creator/AlexandreDumas père's ''Literature/TheBlackTulip''.

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%%* * In Creator/AlexandreDumas père's ''Literature/TheBlackTulip''.''Literature/TheBlackTulip'', the protagonist is obsessed with winning a prize offered for breeding a perfectly black tulip.
21st May '18 9:28:25 PM LummoxJR
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* The central object of ''Literature/TheAffix'' is a gem that throws probability completely askew, [[GlowingGem glows by night]] when it's "awake", and chooses a keeper that it will repeatedly return to.
16th Apr '18 6:06:26 PM teffekai
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[[quoteright:250:[[Film/TheMalteseFalcon http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/macguffintitle_9315.jpg]]]]

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[[quoteright:250:[[Film/TheMalteseFalcon [[quoteright:250:[[Film/TheMalteseFalcon1931 http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/macguffintitle_9315.jpg]]]]
10th Mar '18 11:05:51 AM nombretomado
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26th Feb '18 4:58:12 PM foxley
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%%* ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone''.

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%%* ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone''.* ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone'': After the King of England, Uther Pendragon, dies, leaving no heir to the throne, a sword magically appears inside an anvil in London.



%%* ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron''

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%%* ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron''* ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron'': The Horned King is searching for a mystical relic known as the Black Cauldron, which is capable of creating an invincible army of undead warriors, the "Cauldron-Born".



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* ''Film/DiamondsOnWheels'' is about a cache of stolen diamonds {{HastilyHiddenMacGuffin accidentally hidden in a teenager's sports car]] and the efforts of a gang of StupidCrooks to retrieve them.

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* ''Film/DiamondsOnWheels'' is about a cache of stolen diamonds {{HastilyHiddenMacGuffin [[HastilyHiddenMacGuffin accidentally hidden in a teenager's sports car]] and the efforts of a gang of StupidCrooks to retrieve them.
26th Feb '18 4:53:34 PM foxley
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* ''Film/DiamondsOnWheels'' is about a cache of stolen diamonds {{HastilyHiddenMacGuffin accidentally hidden in a teenager's sports car]] and the efforts of a gang of StupidCrooks to retrieve them.
20th Feb '18 6:48:28 AM MugenKagemaru
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** Interestingly, ''Cross'' [[TitleDrop drops]] ''Trigger'''s title in how a certain character is addressed at two different points, creating some extra MindScrew when you factor in ''Trigger'''s own TitleDrop.

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** Interestingly, ''Cross'' [[TitleDrop drops]] ''Trigger'''s ''Trigger'' 's title in how a certain character is addressed at two different points, creating some extra MindScrew when you factor in ''Trigger'''s ''Trigger'' 's own TitleDrop.
20th Feb '18 6:47:32 AM MugenKagemaru
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%%* ''Film/{{GoldenEye}}''

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%%* ''Film/{{GoldenEye}}''* ''Film/{{GoldenEye}}'' shares its name with the Russian KillSat the BigBad hijacks to wipe out England's economy.



** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Majora's Mask]]'' refers to the ArtifactOfDoom stolen by the BigBad, which is inhabited by the FinalBoss.



%%** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass Phantom Hourglass]]''
%%** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheMinishCap The Minish Cap]]''
%%** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword]]''

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%%** ** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass Phantom Hourglass]]''
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Hourglass]]'' refers to the item that, when filled with the Sands Of Hours recovered from bosses (which, interestingly, includes the BigBad), protects Link from the curse laid on the HubLevel.
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''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheMinishCap The Minish Cap]]''
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Cap]]'' refers to Ezlo, who is a Minish turned into a Minish-made cap. Which ends up cementing Link's iconic hat.
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''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword]]''Sword]]'' is an interesting variation, as Link's main weapon, the Goddess Sword, was referred to as "the [[TitleDrop Skyward Sword]]" during development.



%%* ''VideoGame/MetalGear''
%%* ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' and ''VideoGame/ChronoCross''
%%* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts''

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%%* ''VideoGame/MetalGear''
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* ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' is both the collective name for the franchise and the classification of doomsday weapon that Snake spends most of his life trying to render extinct.
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''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' and ''VideoGame/ChronoCross''
%%* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts''
''VideoGame/ChronoCross'' each refer to their respective [[TrickedOutTime time-altering]] artifacts. [[Administrivia/HandlingSpoilers And that's all we'll say here.]]
** Interestingly, ''Cross'' [[TitleDrop drops]] ''Trigger'''s title in how a certain character is addressed at two different points, creating some extra MindScrew when you factor in ''Trigger'''s own TitleDrop.
* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' strangely has three separate [[BuffySpeak things]] referred to by the series title. The MindScrew here is whether the first two examples to be shown are just cases of mistaken identity.
25th Dec '17 1:24:21 PM Prfnoff
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%% * ''ComicBook/{{Tintin}}'' has three titles that fit this: ''[[Recap/TintinTheBrokenEar The Broken Ear]]'', ''[[Recap/TintinKingOttokarsSceptre King Ottokar's Sceptre]]'' and ''[[Recap/TintinTheCastafioreEmerald The Castafiore Emerald]]''.

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%% * ''ComicBook/{{Tintin}}'' has three titles that fit this: refer to stolen [=MacGuffins=]:
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''[[Recap/TintinTheBrokenEar The Broken Ear]]'', Ear]]'' has a pre-Columbian ffetish with a broken ear stolen at the beginning of the story.
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''[[Recap/TintinKingOttokarsSceptre King Ottokar's Sceptre]]'' Sceptre]]'', the titular sceptre is the most important article of Syldavian royal regalia, and is stolen by conspirators as pretext for a coup.
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''[[Recap/TintinTheCastafioreEmerald The Castafiore Emerald]]''.Emerald]]'' belongs to Bianca Castafiore, who is paranoid about having her jewels stolen. The emerald disappears only after several false alarms.
9th Dec '17 4:10:33 PM wingedcatgirl
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* ''Manga/DragonBall''
* ''Manga/OnePiece''
* ''Manga/DeathNote''
* ''Anime/PokemonArceusAndTheJewelOfLife''
* ''Anime/{{Shinzo}}'', at least in the dub.
* ''Manga/RaveMaster'' in the original Japanese where is just called "Rave". "Rave Master" refers to the title of TheHero and not the MacGuffin.

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* ''Manga/DragonBall''
''Manga/DragonBall'': The seven orbs that summon a wish-granting dragon.
* ''Manga/OnePiece''
''Manga/OnePiece'': The legendary lost treasure of the pirate Gold Roger.
* ''Manga/DeathNote''
''Manga/DeathNote'': The ArtifactOfDoom that has fueled Light's ascension to VillainProtagonist.
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* ''Anime/PokemonArceusAndTheJewelOfLife''
%% * ''Anime/{{Shinzo}}'', at least in the dub.
%% * ''Manga/RaveMaster'' in the original Japanese Japanese, where is it's just called "Rave". "Rave Master" refers to the title of TheHero and not the MacGuffin."Rave".



* ''ComicBook/{{Tintin}}'' has three titles that fit this: ''[[Recap/TintinTheBrokenEar The Broken Ear]]'', ''[[Recap/TintinKingOttokarsSceptre King Ottokar's Sceptre]]'' and ''[[Recap/TintinTheCastafioreEmerald The Castafiore Emerald]]''.

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%% * ''ComicBook/{{Tintin}}'' has three titles that fit this: ''[[Recap/TintinTheBrokenEar The Broken Ear]]'', ''[[Recap/TintinKingOttokarsSceptre King Ottokar's Sceptre]]'' and ''[[Recap/TintinTheCastafioreEmerald The Castafiore Emerald]]''.



[[folder:Fairy Tales]]
* ''Literature/TheDancingWaterTheSingingAppleAndTheSpeakingBird''
* ''Literature/TheGoldenGoose''
* ''Literature/TheLoveOfThreeOranges''
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[[folder: Fan Works]]
* ''Fanfic/CourtneyAndTheViolinOfDespair''
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[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{BIONICLE}}: Mask of Light''.
* ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone''.
* ''WesternAnimation/BarbieAndTheDiamondCastle''
* ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron''
* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTalesTheMovieTreasureOfTheLostLamp''
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[[folder:Fairy %%[[folder:Fairy Tales]]
%% * ''Literature/TheDancingWaterTheSingingAppleAndTheSpeakingBird''
%% * ''Literature/TheGoldenGoose''
%% * ''Literature/TheLoveOfThreeOranges''
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%%[[folder:
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* %%* ''Fanfic/CourtneyAndTheViolinOfDespair''
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-- Animated]]
* %%* ''WesternAnimation/{{BIONICLE}}: Mask of Light''.
* %%* ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone''.
* %%* ''WesternAnimation/BarbieAndTheDiamondCastle''
* %%* ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron''
* %%* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTalesTheMovieTreasureOfTheLostLamp''
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* ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail''

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* %%* ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail''



* ''Film/TheGoldenChild''

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* %%* ''Film/TheGoldenChild''



* ''Film/TheDarkCrystal''
* ''Film/{{GoldenEye}}''
* ''Film/TenaciousDInThePickOfDestiny''
* ''Film/RomancingTheStone'' and its sequel, ''Film/TheJewelOfTheNile''

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* %%* ''Film/TheDarkCrystal''
* %%* ''Film/{{GoldenEye}}''
* %%* ''Film/TenaciousDInThePickOfDestiny''
* %%* ''Film/RomancingTheStone'' and its sequel, ''Film/TheJewelOfTheNile''



* ''Film/SchindlersList'' is titled after the list of indespensible workers Schindler used to save so many Jews.

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* ''Film/SchindlersList'' is titled after the list of indespensible indispensable workers Schindler used to save so many Jews.



* ''Film/StargateTheArkOfTruth''

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* %%* ''Film/StargateTheArkOfTruth''



* ''Literature/TheSwordOfShannaraTrilogy''.

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* %%* ''Literature/TheSwordOfShannaraTrilogy''.



* ''Literature/TheEyeOfArgon''.
* Creator/AlexandreDumas père's ''Literature/TheBlackTulip''.
* ''Literature/DeltoraQuest'' by Emily Rodda.
* ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfPrydain'' include ''The Book of Three'' and ''The Black Cauldron'', and also the MacGuffinLocation ''The Castle of Llyr''.
* The books in Literature/TheElenium trilogy by Creator/DavidEddings ''sound'' like they're this trope, but only the third book in the trilogy - ''Literature/TheSapphireRose'' - actually fits the bill.
* ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'' is Quenya for "of the Silmarils," an abbreviation of the full title ''Quenta Silmarillion'', the Story of the Silmarils.
* The first book in the ''Literature/ChaosWalking'' trilogy, ''The Knife Of Never Letting Go''.
* ''Literature/TheMoonstone''.
* ''Literature/TheMalteseFalcon'' by Dashiell Hammett.

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* %%* ''Literature/TheEyeOfArgon''.
* %%* Creator/AlexandreDumas père's ''Literature/TheBlackTulip''.
* %%* ''Literature/DeltoraQuest'' by Emily Rodda.
* %%* ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfPrydain'' include ''The Book of Three'' and ''The Black Cauldron'', and also the MacGuffinLocation ''The Castle of Llyr''.
* %%* The books in Literature/TheElenium trilogy by Creator/DavidEddings ''sound'' like they're this trope, but only the third book in the trilogy - ''Literature/TheSapphireRose'' - actually fits the bill.
* %%* ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'' is Quenya for "of the Silmarils," an abbreviation of the full title ''Quenta Silmarillion'', the Story of the Silmarils.
* %%* The first book in the ''Literature/ChaosWalking'' trilogy, ''The Knife Of Never Letting Go''.
* %%* ''Literature/TheMoonstone''.
* %%* ''Literature/TheMalteseFalcon'' by Dashiell Hammett.



[[folder: Theatre]]
* ''Theatre/TheGoldenApple''
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[[folder: %%[[folder: Theatre]]
* %%* ''Theatre/TheGoldenApple''
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** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass Phantom Hourglass]]''
** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheMinishCap The Minish Cap]]''
** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaFourSwords Four Swords]]'', which is also the name of the sword the main character uses to fight this game's specific antagonist.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword]]''

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** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaFourSwords Four Swords]]'', the sword the main character uses to fight this game's specific antagonist. Well, sort of -- it's actually named the "Four Sword", singular, but it splits the hero and itself into four, so there are in fact four of them.
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''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass Phantom Hourglass]]''
** %%** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheMinishCap The Minish Cap]]''
** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaFourSwords Four Swords]]'', which is also the name of the sword the main character uses to fight this game's specific antagonist.
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%%** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword]]''



* ''VideoGame/MetalGear''
* ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' and ''VideoGame/ChronoCross''
* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts''
* ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsA2 Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift]]''
* ''VideoGame/{{Geneforge}}''
* ''VideoGame/AnotherCode'': Another is the name of the device at the heart of the story.
* Several titles in the ''Franchise/ProfessorLayton'' series, such as ''[[VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheDiabolicalBox The Diabolical Box]]'', ''[[VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheLastSpecter The Last Specter]]'', and ''[[VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheMiracleMask The Miracle Mask]]''. They all overlap with CharacterNameAndTheNounPhrase, of course.

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* %%* ''VideoGame/MetalGear''
* %%* ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' and ''VideoGame/ChronoCross''
* %%* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts''
* %%* ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsA2 Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift]]''
* %%* ''VideoGame/{{Geneforge}}''
* ''VideoGame/AnotherCode'': Another "Another" is the name of the device at the heart of the story.
* %%* Several titles in the ''Franchise/ProfessorLayton'' series, such as ''[[VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheDiabolicalBox The Diabolical Box]]'', ''[[VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheLastSpecter The Last Specter]]'', and ''[[VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheMiracleMask The Miracle Mask]]''. They all overlap with CharacterNameAndTheNounPhrase, of course.
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