History Main / MacguffinTitle

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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%% * ''Literature/TheDancingWaterTheSingingAppleAndTheSpeakingBird''
%% * ''Literature/TheGoldenGoose''
%% * ''Literature/TheLoveOfThreeOranges''
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* %%* ''Fanfic/CourtneyAndTheViolinOfDespair''
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* %%* ''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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* %%* ''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.
29th Nov '17 9:48:17 PM Prfnoff
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* ''ComicBook/{{Tintin}}'' has three titles that fit this: ''[[Recap/TintinTheBrokenEar The Broken Ear]]'', ''[[Recap/KingOttokarsSceptre King Ottokar's Sceptre]]'' and ''[[Recap/TheCastafioreEmerald The Castafiore Emerald]]''.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Tintin}}'' has three titles that fit this: ''[[Recap/TintinTheBrokenEar The Broken Ear]]'', ''[[Recap/KingOttokarsSceptre ''[[Recap/TintinKingOttokarsSceptre King Ottokar's Sceptre]]'' and ''[[Recap/TheCastafioreEmerald ''[[Recap/TintinTheCastafioreEmerald The Castafiore Emerald]]''.
29th Nov '17 9:48:08 PM Prfnoff
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* ''ComicBook/{{Tintin}}'' has three titles that fit this: ''[[Recap/TintinTheBrokenEar The Broken Ear]]'', ''[[Recap/KingOttokarsSceptre King Ottokar's Sceptre]]'' and ''[[Recap/TheCastafioreEmerald The Castafiore Emerald]]''.
7th Sep '17 9:58:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/StargateTheArkOfTruth''
7th Sep '17 9:07:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTalesTheMovieTreasureOfTheLostLamp''
31st May '17 6:14:51 PM harostar
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* In a surprising twist, ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' is this in the original Japanese. "Shingeki no Kyojin" was intentionally mistranslated to hide that it actually refers to [[spoiler: Eren, the current host of the "Attacker Titan"]].
3rd Apr '17 6:38:17 PM nombretomado
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* Several titles in the ''Franchise/ProfessorLayton'' series, such as ''[[VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheDiabolicalBox The Diabolical Box]]'', ''[[ProfessorLaytonAndTheLastSpecter The Last Specter]]'', and ''[[VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheMiracleMask The Miracle Mask]]''. They all overlap with CharacterNameAndTheNounPhrase, of course.

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* Several titles in the ''Franchise/ProfessorLayton'' series, such as ''[[VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheDiabolicalBox The Diabolical Box]]'', ''[[ProfessorLaytonAndTheLastSpecter ''[[VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheLastSpecter The Last Specter]]'', and ''[[VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheMiracleMask The Miracle Mask]]''. They all overlap with CharacterNameAndTheNounPhrase, of course.
2nd Apr '17 11:50:30 AM WaterBlap
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** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]''
** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Majora's Mask]]''
** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker The Wind Waker]]''

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** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]''
** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Majora's Mask]]''
Time]]'', the titular ocarina being a magical instrument required to progress the plot in many areas of the game.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker The Wind Waker]]''Waker]]'', which is also the name of the conductor's wand used to control the winds and travel in the game.



** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaFourSwords Four Swords]]''

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** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaFourSwords Four Swords]]''Swords]]'', which is also the name of the sword the main character uses to fight this game's specific antagonist.
7th Jan '17 11:03:40 PM JBsteeple
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* ''Film/TheFifthElement'' has the protagonists working to get the titular Fifth Element, [[MacGuffinSuperPerson Leloo]], to the other four elements to [[BarrierMaiden save the universe]].
21st Dec '16 11:36:29 AM Xtifr
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* ''The Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain'' include ''The Book of Three'' and ''The Black Cauldron'', and also the MacGuffinLocation ''The Castle of Llyr''.

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* ''The Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain'' ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfPrydain'' include ''The Book of Three'' and ''The Black Cauldron'', and also the MacGuffinLocation ''The Castle of Llyr''.
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