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19th Feb '16 9:07:58 AM NoxSky12599
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** Three types of Drablands Challenges in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTriForceHeroes'' have these: "Guard the Orb", "Transport the Orb Quickly", and "Don't Drop the Pot".
21st Jan '16 1:46:46 PM MandL27
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* VideoGame/{{Splatoon}} [[DownplayedTrope downplays]] this with its Rainmaker mode: Once a team arrives at the Rainmaker's initial position, they must get it to a certain point deep in enemy territory without either dropping it from being splatted or [[MadeOfExplodium having it self-destruct after being carried far too long]].
15th Jan '16 5:37:39 AM Ohio9
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* ''Film/ChillFactor'': Arlo and Mason have to take a super-weapon to a military base while being chased by terrorists who want it.
8th Jan '16 3:15:29 PM eroock
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* The plot of ''Film/ChildrenOfMen'' revolves around Theo escorting Kee to a meeting point with the [[SafeZoneHopeSpot Human Project]].
18th Nov '15 8:58:53 PM cdrood
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* In ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove'', Bond acquires the Soviet decoding device early on. The rest of the film is about trying to get in back to England while SPECTRE tries to steal it back.
30th Oct '15 4:27:14 PM eyebones
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While many important-item stories are about finding or recovering it, this trope is about when it's in {{The Protagonist}}s' hands either from the beginning or by the end of the first act. The rest of the story involves getting it from one place to another.

Compare LiveActionEscortMission, only that involves people and could just be a few scenes, while this trope could include anything that is one of the main points of the story. Despite the trope name, the item might or might not be a MacGuffin.

Not to be confused with MacguffinDeliveryService, where the villain uses the hero to obtain the item. Contrast KeepAway.

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While many important-item stories are about finding or recovering it, a MacGuffin, this trope is about when it's the MacGuffin is in {{The Protagonist}}s' hands either from the beginning or by the end of the first act.early. The rest of the story involves getting it from one place to another.

Compare LiveActionEscortMission, only that involves people and could just be a few scenes, while this trope could include anything that is one of the main points of the story. Despite the trope name, the item might or might not be a MacGuffin.

LiveActionEscortMission. Not to be confused with MacguffinDeliveryService, where the villain uses the hero to obtain the item. Contrast KeepAway.
21st Aug '15 6:08:03 AM BagonsBeBagons
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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'': The Orange Islands saga started with the heroes being sent by Professor Oak to Valencia Island to collect the mysterious GS Ball, and then taking it to Kurt the Pokéball expert in Azalea Town, Johto.
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7th Mar '15 3:05:25 AM Morgenthaler
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** ''CitySlickers''
** ''RedRiver''

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** ''CitySlickers''
''Film/CitySlickers''
** ''RedRiver''''Film/RedRiver''



* ''TheTransporter'' has the title character doing this as a job.

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* ''TheTransporter'' ''Film/TheTransporter'' has the title character doing this as a job.



* The bible in ''TheBookOfEli''.
* The ''Big Fat Kill'' sequence in the anthology movie ''SinCity'' involves the transportation of a dead body to be properly disposed of. Later, it involves simply keeping the head out of the mob's clutches.

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* The bible in ''TheBookOfEli''.
''Film/TheBookOfEli''.
* The ''Big Fat Kill'' sequence in the anthology movie ''SinCity'' ''Film/SinCity'' involves the transportation of a dead body to be properly disposed of. Later, it involves simply keeping the head out of the mob's clutches.
1st Mar '15 3:59:12 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''DungeonsAndDragons''

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* ''DungeonsAndDragons''''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''
5th Feb '15 6:17:48 PM eroock
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* The plot of ''Film/TheHiddenFortress'' is about taking [[LiveActionEscortMission Princess Yuki]] and her gold across enemy territory back to her homeland.
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