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30th May '16 10:37:31 PM LadyNorbert
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* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', Edward carries around a silver pocket watch given to him when he joined the military. In the inside of the watch he engraved the date 10.Oct.3, the day he burnt down his home, to remind him he can never turn back.

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* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', Edward carries around a silver pocket watch given to him when he joined the military. In the inside of the watch he engraved the date 10.Oct.3, ''10 Oct. 03'', the day he burnt down his home, to remind him he can never turn back.



* Smith's simple jean jacket in ''Film/TheMatrix'' {{Slashfic}} ''Fanfic/BringingMeToLife'', signifys the beginning of Smith and Neo's fresh start as a couple together. It's even more important to the plot because one of the characters has a ReincarnationRomance {{Flashback}} from seeing Smith pull it out and wear it.

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* Smith's simple jean denim jacket in ''Film/TheMatrix'' {{Slashfic}} ''Fanfic/BringingMeToLife'', signifys the beginning of Smith and Neo's fresh start as a couple together. It's even more important to the plot because one of the characters has a ReincarnationRomance {{Flashback}} from seeing Smith pull it out and wear it.



* Lydia's spider brooch, which is also a CallBack to [[WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}} the show]], serves as this leading up to the climax in ''FanFic/{{Cinderjuice}}''. BJ is de-powered and almost definitely walking into a fatal trap, but looking at the brooch reminds him why it's worth the risk.

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* Lydia's spider brooch, which is also a CallBack to [[WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}} the show]], serves as this leading up to the climax in ''FanFic/{{Cinderjuice}}''. BJ is de-powered and almost definitely walking into a fatal trap, but looking at the brooch reminds him why it's worth the risk. The brooch appears at least once in each of the sequels; it's extremely important to Lydia.
* In ''Fanfic/SayItThrice'', the wedding ring from the film ''Film/{{Beetlejuice}}'' serves this function; Lydia suffers from LaserGuidedAmnesia until it's returned to her. A flashback reveals that it originally [[spoiler:belonged to Betelgeuse's mother]].



* In ''ThePrinceOfEgypt'' Ramses gives Moses a scarab ring to mark his promotion to chief architect. Later, as Moses starts his self-imposed exile, he discards all of the princely trappings from his wardrobe, but can't manage to throw away the ring. He keeps it until he returns to Egypt, then gives it back to Ramses as a symbol that he has returned as an enemy, not a brother.

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* In ''ThePrinceOfEgypt'' ''ThePrinceOfEgypt,'' Ramses gives Moses a scarab ring to mark his promotion to chief architect. Later, as Moses starts his self-imposed exile, he discards all of the princely trappings from his wardrobe, but can't manage to throw away the ring. He keeps it until he returns to Egypt, then gives it back to Ramses as a symbol that he has returned as an enemy, not a brother.



* Film/{{Anastasia}} has the "Together in Paris" pendant, which is the OrphansPlotTrinket that unlocks the music box given to her by her grandmother.



* The Watch in ''Film/PulpFiction''.

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* The Watch watch in ''Film/PulpFiction''.



* The BigBad of ''Film/PansLabyrinth'' has his father's pocketwatch, which he wishes to pass on to his own son.

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* The BigBad of ''Film/PansLabyrinth'' has his father's pocketwatch, pocket watch, which he wishes to pass on to his own son.



* In ''Film/{{Popeye}}'', the titular character carries an empty picture frame with the words [[CriticalResearchFailure "ME POPPA"]] painted on the empty backing. He kisses it goodnight every night. His father also has a similar empty frame with the words "ME SON"

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* In ''Film/{{Popeye}}'', the titular character carries an empty picture frame with the words [[CriticalResearchFailure "ME POPPA"]] painted on the empty backing. He kisses it goodnight every night. His father also has a similar empty frame with the words "ME SON"SON."



* In KingdomHearts, at the beginning of the first game, Kairi talks about a lucky charm she's making from seashells. Later in the game [[spoiler: after Sora rescues her from Hollow Bastion]], she gives the finished charm to Sora as a memento. However, the Oathkeeper is a little different from your typical MementoMacGuffin in that it also has a practical purpose; it's one of Sora's best weapons throughout the series.
** [[spoiler: He also makes a promise when he gets it to give it back to her, about 3/4 of the way through the first game. At the end of Kingdom Hearts 2, when he does manage to return home despite all odds, the first thing he does is give it back.]]

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* In KingdomHearts, ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'', at the beginning of the first game, Kairi talks about a lucky charm she's making from seashells. Later in the game [[spoiler: after Sora rescues her from Hollow Bastion]], she gives the finished charm to Sora as a memento. However, the Oathkeeper is a little different from your typical MementoMacGuffin in that it also has a practical purpose; it's one of Sora's best weapons throughout the series.
** [[spoiler: He also makes a promise when he gets it to give it back to her, about 3/4 of the way through the first game. At the end of Kingdom ''Kingdom Hearts 2, 2'', when he does manage to return home despite all odds, the first thing he does is give it back.]]



* Sir Francis Drake's ring in ''VideoGame/Uncharted3DrakesDeception'', [[spoiler: subverted twice, the first time it's seemingly stolen, it turns out that it was a fake and Nate still has it with him. They're using it simply to lure the badguys out since they are treating it as a MacGuffin. The second time, when he actually does lose it, Nate is shown to care more about rescuing Sully than getting it back.]]

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* Sir Francis Drake's ring in ''VideoGame/Uncharted3DrakesDeception'', [[spoiler: subverted twice, the first time it's seemingly stolen, it turns out that it was a fake and Nate still has it with him. They're using it simply to lure the badguys bad guys out since they are treating it as a MacGuffin. The second time, when he actually does lose it, Nate is shown to care more about rescuing Sully than getting it back.]]



* From ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', Marceline's most treasured possession-her stuffed toy, Hambo. Given to her by Simon Petrikov, AKA Ice King, and a tangible reminder of when he became her guardian as a girl. Naturally, she is furious when her boyfriend trades it for a new wand.

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* From ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', Marceline's most treasured possession-her possession - her stuffed toy, Hambo. Given Hambo, was given to her by Simon Petrikov, AKA Ice King, and is a tangible reminder of when he became her guardian as a girl. Naturally, she is furious when her boyfriend trades it for a new wand.


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* Skydivers wear the parachute closing pin as a necklace. You are allowed to wear it after your first free fall.
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11th Mar '16 5:14:21 PM LadyNorbert
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* In ''ThePrinceOfEgypt'' Ramses gives Moses a scarab ring to mark his promotion to chief architect. Later as Moses starts his self-imposed exile he discards all of the princely trappings from his wardrobe, but can't manage to throw away the ring. He keeps it until he returns to Egypt, then gives it back to Ramses as a symbol that he has returned as an enemy, not a brother.

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* In ''ThePrinceOfEgypt'' Ramses gives Moses a scarab ring to mark his promotion to chief architect. Later Later, as Moses starts his self-imposed exile exile, he discards all of the princely trappings from his wardrobe, but can't manage to throw away the ring. He keeps it until he returns to Egypt, then gives it back to Ramses as a symbol that he has returned as an enemy, not a brother.
* The treestar in ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'' is Littlefoot's memento of his mother. [[spoiler: It gets crushed by Sharptooth when he attacks.]]



* Ron's titanium-reinforced belt in ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' helped Kim remember that they were dating in "Clean Slate".
* The treestar in ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'' is Littlefoot's memento of his mother. [[spoiler: It gets crushed by Sharptooth when he attacks.]]
* The Phoenix Gate (A small, metal plate decorated with the image of a phoenix) from {{WesternAnimation/Gargoyles}} was split between Goliath and Demona as a token of the love they shared at the time. When the halves are joined, it creates a time traveling device.

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* Ron's titanium-reinforced belt in ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' helped Kim remember that they were dating in "Clean Slate".
* The treestar in ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'' is Littlefoot's memento of his mother. [[spoiler: It gets crushed by Sharptooth when he attacks.]]
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* The Phoenix Gate (A (a small, metal plate decorated with the image of a phoenix) from {{WesternAnimation/Gargoyles}} was split between Goliath and Demona as a token of the love they shared at the time. When the halves are joined, it creates a time traveling device.
11th Mar '16 11:06:08 AM Eievie
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If, however, a character's parents are [[ParentalAbandonment conspicuous by their absence,]] or [[MysteriousParent completely unknown,]] that "treasure" the character carts around with them is probably a specific type of Memento [=MacGuffin=] -- the OrphansPlotTrinket. Expect it to be important.

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If, however, a character's parents are [[ParentalAbandonment conspicuous by their absence,]] or [[MysteriousParent completely unknown,]] that "treasure" the character carts around with them is probably a specific type of Memento [=MacGuffin=] -- the [=MacGuffin=]--the OrphansPlotTrinket. Expect it to be important.



* Yuri's blue pendant in ''LightNovel/KyoKaraMaoh'' is a double whammy -- it was given to him by his godfather, Conrad (and, in a variant of LostWeddingRing, Yuri panics when he loses it); but Conrad was entrusted with it by Julia... [[spoiler:who is reincarnated as Yuri.]] The pendant therefore connects Yuri to two people (Conrad and Julia) and a memory [[spoiler:(his past life).]]

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* Yuri's blue pendant in ''LightNovel/KyoKaraMaoh'' is a double whammy -- it whammy--it was given to him by his godfather, Conrad (and, in a variant of LostWeddingRing, Yuri panics when he loses it); but Conrad was entrusted with it by Julia... [[spoiler:who is reincarnated as Yuri.]] The pendant therefore connects Yuri to two people (Conrad and Julia) and a memory [[spoiler:(his past life).]]



* Tohru's picture of her mother in ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' -- she takes it everywhere, even addressing it as "Mom."
** Also a slightly less sentimental one in [[Manga/FruitsBasket the manga]] - she keeps a baseball cap that was given to her by [[ForgottenFirstMeeting a mysterious boy]] who helped her find her way home once when she got lost.

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* Tohru's picture of her mother in ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' -- she ''Manga/FruitsBasket''--she takes it everywhere, even addressing it as "Mom."
** Also a slightly less sentimental one in [[Manga/FruitsBasket the manga]] - she manga]]--she keeps a baseball cap that was given to her by [[ForgottenFirstMeeting a mysterious boy]] who helped her find her way home once when she got lost.



* Duel Monsters trading cards are frequently used to this effect in ''Anime/YuGiOh''. The first episode of the Duel Monsters anime revolves around Seto Kaiba forcibly wresting away Yugi's grandfather's Blue-Eyes White Dragon; he wouldn't sell it because it was a reminder of his friendship with Arthur Hopkins. Of course, the Blue Eyes White Dragon card is a MementoMacGuffin (or TragicKeepsake, depending on how you look at the situation) for Kaiba himself, which is part of the reason why he wanted it so badly in the first place...For Kaiba, it was a weapon for domination in the card game. Only in the case of the duel against Isis/Ishizu did it become a MementoMacGuffin.

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* Duel Monsters trading cards are frequently used to this effect in ''Anime/YuGiOh''. The first episode of the Duel Monsters anime revolves around Seto Kaiba forcibly wresting away Yugi's grandfather's Blue-Eyes White Dragon; he wouldn't sell it because it was a reminder of his friendship with Arthur Hopkins. Of course, the Blue Eyes White Dragon card is a MementoMacGuffin (or TragicKeepsake, depending on how you look at the situation) for Kaiba himself, which is part of the reason why he wanted it so badly in the first place... For Kaiba, it was a weapon for domination in the card game. Only in the case of the duel against Isis/Ishizu did it become a MementoMacGuffin.



* The sheet of song lyrics in ''{{Manga/Gravitation}}'', the ones that Shuichi wrote and Yuki criticized. Presumably, Shuichi kept the original copy -- it reappears at a key point at the end of the anime.
* Ryo's bed in ''Manga/{{FAKE}}'' - it belonged to his deceased parents. [[TooMuchInformation Don't think about this one too hard...]]

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* The sheet of song lyrics in ''{{Manga/Gravitation}}'', the ones that Shuichi wrote and Yuki criticized. Presumably, Shuichi kept the original copy -- it copy--it reappears at a key point at the end of the anime.
* Ryo's bed in ''Manga/{{FAKE}}'' - it ''Manga/{{FAKE}}''--it belonged to his deceased parents. [[TooMuchInformation Don't think about this one too hard...]]



* Rei's bracelet -- later given to Kira -- in ''Manga/{{MARS}}''. To Rei, it signifies his time in America, and is a good luck charm. To Kira, it signifies the beginning of her "proper" relationship with Rei.

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* Rei's bracelet -- later bracelet--later given to Kira -- in Kira--in ''Manga/{{MARS}}''. To Rei, it signifies his time in America, and is a good luck charm. To Kira, it signifies the beginning of her "proper" relationship with Rei.



* Carly's glasses in ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds''. Jack finds them in the ruins of the Arcadia Building after she is [[ForcedIntoEvil recruited to the Dark Signers]], and holds onto them, thinking she's dead at first. When he discovers the truth and she turns against him, the glasses become the link to making her past self resurface. [[spoiler:When Carly loses the Dark Duel she started -- on purpose, to spare Jack -- there is a heartwarming moment between them, where Jack gives her the glasses back so she can look at him again before she dies, the usual penalty for losing such a duel. (Fortunately, she gets better later.)]]

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* Carly's glasses in ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds''. Jack finds them in the ruins of the Arcadia Building after she is [[ForcedIntoEvil recruited to the Dark Signers]], and holds onto them, thinking she's dead at first. When he discovers the truth and she turns against him, the glasses become the link to making her past self resurface. [[spoiler:When Carly loses the Dark Duel she started -- on started--on purpose, to spare Jack -- there Jack--there is a heartwarming moment between them, where Jack gives her the glasses back so she can look at him again before she dies, the usual penalty for losing such a duel. (Fortunately, she gets better later.)]]



* Barnaby from ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'' has a burnt sash that he acquired when [[spoiler:Kotetsu risked his life to protect him from Lunatic's firebolts]]. [[AllThereInTheManual Supplimental materials]] say that he keeps it in his company locker as a good luck charm. Karina also has a memento from Kotetsu -- a towel he got her to replace the one he accidentally ruined.
* Anime/RurouniKenshin - the hairpin Tomoe got as a betrothal gift from [[spoiler: Akira, the man Kenshin killed]]. When [[spoiler: Oibore]] is seen with it, it cements his identity as [[spoiler: Tomoe's father]].

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* Barnaby from ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'' has a burnt sash that he acquired when [[spoiler:Kotetsu risked his life to protect him from Lunatic's firebolts]]. [[AllThereInTheManual Supplimental materials]] say that he keeps it in his company locker as a good luck charm. Karina also has a memento from Kotetsu -- a Kotetsu--a towel he got her to replace the one he accidentally ruined.
* Anime/RurouniKenshin - the Anime/RurouniKenshin--the hairpin Tomoe got as a betrothal gift from [[spoiler: Akira, the man Kenshin killed]]. When [[spoiler: Oibore]] is seen with it, it cements his identity as [[spoiler: Tomoe's father]].



* Yata Misaki's awesome [[BuffySpeak wrist-watch-cellphone-thingy]] in ''Anime/{{K}}'' -- It was given to him by his [[WeUsedToBeFriends former best friend]] Fushimi Saruhiko during their Middle School years. That he kept it shows that Misaki still misses and treasures the relationship they once had.

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* Yata Misaki's awesome [[BuffySpeak wrist-watch-cellphone-thingy]] in ''Anime/{{K}}'' -- It ''Anime/{{K}}''--it was given to him by his [[WeUsedToBeFriends former best friend]] Fushimi Saruhiko during their Middle School years. That he kept it shows that Misaki still misses and treasures the relationship they once had.



* In ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', there's Quill's Sony Walkman cassette player -- or, more specifically, the "Awesome mix part 1" tape inside. It inspires him to [[spoiler:start a dance-off with the BigBad at the film's climax.]]

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* In ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', there's Quill's Sony Walkman cassette player -- or, player--or, more specifically, the "Awesome mix part 1" tape inside. It inspires him to [[spoiler:start a dance-off with the BigBad at the film's climax.]]



* The mansion Manderly, in Daphne de Maurier's ''{{Rebecca}}'', fits this -- it alternates between being the main character's haven and being a grim shrine to the dead Rebecca, giving it a dual identity as a MementoMacGuffin and a ''really'' big ArtifactOfDoom.

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* The mansion Manderly, in Daphne de Maurier's ''{{Rebecca}}'', fits this -- it this--it alternates between being the main character's haven and being a grim shrine to the dead Rebecca, giving it a dual identity as a MementoMacGuffin and a ''really'' big ArtifactOfDoom.



* In Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs's ''[[Literature/JohnCarterOfMars Thuvia, Maid of Mars]]'', Carthoris finds a hair ornament, with the insignia of Thuvia's house -- and unfortunately, blood. He instantly adds it to his own harness before going in search.

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* In Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs's ''[[Literature/JohnCarterOfMars Thuvia, Maid of Mars]]'', Carthoris finds a hair ornament, with the insignia of Thuvia's house -- and house--and unfortunately, blood. He instantly adds it to his own harness before going in search.



* ''Literature/{{Forbidden}}'': The silver bracelet Lochan gives Maya for Christmas, engraved ''Maya, love you forever. Lochan x.''

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* ''Literature/{{Forbidden}}'': The ''Literature/{{Forbidden}}''--the silver bracelet Lochan gives Maya for Christmas, engraved engraved: ''Maya, love you forever. Lochan x.''



* On ''Series/TheXFiles,'' Scully wears a cross that her mother gave to her for Christmas one year. Over the course of the series, the necklace comes to symbolize friendship and love. When Scully is abducted in season two, Mulder finds her necklace left behind. Her mother encourages him to keep it as a reminder not to give up, and he ends up wearing it around his neck while she's gone. He returns it to her, and Scully herself ends up giving it to Emily, the daughter she wasn't aware had been conceived through her eggs (stolen while she was abducted). It's returned to her again, and once again, when she's missing, Mulder finds it in the 1998 movie TheXFilesFightTheFuture.

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* On ''Series/TheXFiles,'' ''Series/TheXFiles'', Scully wears a cross that her mother gave to her for Christmas one year. Over the course of the series, the necklace comes to symbolize friendship and love. When Scully is abducted in season two, Mulder finds her necklace left behind. Her mother encourages him to keep it as a reminder not to give up, and he ends up wearing it around his neck while she's gone. He returns it to her, and Scully herself ends up giving it to Emily, the daughter she wasn't aware had been conceived through her eggs (stolen while she was abducted). It's returned to her again, and once again, when she's missing, Mulder finds it in the 1998 movie TheXFilesFightTheFuture.



* In ''Series/{{Glue}}'', murder victim Cal wears a necklace which is later missing from the body. One of his friends, James, is seen in posession of a similar necklace which he promptly throws out. [[spoiler:James recovers it later, and Cal's is found in his shirt pocket - turns out they were matching pendants honoring the pair's SecretRelationship. To top it off, Cal's brother Eli also has a pendant like that, to remember his mum by - and he's not happy that Cal made the pendants less about his mum and more about his love life...]]

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* In ''Series/{{Glue}}'', murder victim Cal wears a necklace which is later missing from the body. One of his friends, James, is seen in posession of a similar necklace which he promptly throws out. [[spoiler:James recovers it later, and Cal's is found in his shirt pocket - turns pocket--turns out they were matching pendants honoring the pair's SecretRelationship. To top it off, Cal's brother Eli also has a pendant like that, to remember his mum by - and by--and he's not happy that Cal made the pendants less about his mum and more about his love life...]]



* A TearJerker of this trope occurs in ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireIV'' with [[spoiler: the bells that Mami wears in her hair]]. What makes this a real TearJerker is that [[spoiler: Mami is captured by TheEmpire, tortured to the breaking point, and is literally used as [[HumanResources the living fuel]] for [[FantasticNuke the Carronade]]...because of the fact she is in love with Fou-lu, the GodEmperor whom TheEmpire is trying to kill. Fou-lu is [[FantasticNuke Hex Nuked]], is shocked his empire would use an EvilWeapon of Mass Destruction against him...but he ''literally'' goes LaughingMad, decides HumansAreBastards, and resolves to KillEmAll after seeing Mami's bells fall from the sky and realising in horror [[PoweredByAForsakenChild just who was used as the warhead]].]]

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* A TearJerker of this trope occurs in ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireIV'' with [[spoiler: the bells that Mami wears in her hair]]. What makes this a real TearJerker is that [[spoiler: Mami is captured by TheEmpire, tortured to the breaking point, and is literally used as [[HumanResources the living fuel]] for [[FantasticNuke the Carronade]]... because of the fact she is in love with Fou-lu, the GodEmperor whom TheEmpire is trying to kill. Fou-lu is [[FantasticNuke Hex Nuked]], is shocked his empire would use an EvilWeapon of Mass Destruction against him... but he ''literally'' goes LaughingMad, decides HumansAreBastards, and resolves to KillEmAll after seeing Mami's bells fall from the sky and realising in horror [[PoweredByAForsakenChild just who was used as the warhead]].]]
19th Feb '16 12:24:42 PM LadyNorbert
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** Pictured above: The star-shaped music box is a reminder of her link with Endymion and their past life together. At the end of the first season, [[spoiler: she takes it out and shows it to him (who was brainwashed and crazy at the time) as a last resort. Pleading for him to remember who he was and how they loved each other long ago. It works, but the locket disappears and is never seen again afterwards.]]

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** Pictured above: The star-shaped music box is a reminder of her link with Endymion and their past life together. At the end of the first season, [[spoiler: she takes it out and shows it to him (who (he was brainwashed and crazy at the time) as a last resort. Pleading resort, pleading for him to remember who he was and how they loved each other long ago. It works, but the locket disappears and is never seen again afterwards.]]



* In Chapter 15/ Episode 12 of ''Manga/KoufukuGraffiti'', Akira gives Ryou the apron Ryou's late grandmother used to wear. Since Ryou was {{raised|bygrandparents}} by the said grandmother, she treated it as a representation of her grandmother.

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* In Chapter 15/ Episode 12 of ''Manga/KoufukuGraffiti'', Akira gives Ryou the apron Ryou's late grandmother used to wear. Since Ryou was {{raised|bygrandparents}} by the said grandmother, she treated treats it as a representation of her grandmother.



* Lydia's spider brooch, which is also a CallBack to [[WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}} the show]], serves as this leading up to the climax in ''FanFic/{{Cinderjuice}}''. BJ is de-powered and almost definitely walking into a fatal trap, but looking at the brooch reminds him why it's worth the risk.



* ''WesternAnimation/BarbieAndTheDiamondCastle'': Liana and Alexa make necklaces from two heart-shaped stones, to represent their [[ThePowerOfFriendship friendship]], unaware that these stones are actually diamonds from the magical [[MacGuffinLocation Diamond Castle]]. After the two have a [[FeudEpisode fight]] midway through the movie, Alexa takes off her necklace, and becomes susceptible to the [[BigBad villain's]] magic. Later, Liana replaces the necklace and is able to undo the [[VainSorceress villain's]] spell by [[ThePowerOfFriendship chanting a friendship mantra they made up earlier]] while wearing the necklaces.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BarbieAndTheDiamondCastle'': Liana and Alexa make necklaces from two heart-shaped stones, stones to represent their [[ThePowerOfFriendship friendship]], unaware that these stones are actually diamonds from the magical [[MacGuffinLocation Diamond Castle]]. After the two have a [[FeudEpisode fight]] midway through the movie, Alexa takes off her necklace, and becomes susceptible to the [[BigBad villain's]] magic. Later, Liana replaces the necklace and is able to undo the [[VainSorceress villain's]] spell by [[ThePowerOfFriendship chanting a friendship mantra they made up earlier]] while wearing the necklaces.


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** A Warden of ''any'' background will be presented, during the Gauntlet at the Temple of Sacred Ashes, with a talisman called Memento. It's given by the ghostly image of someone dear whom they lost during their origin story, and is specifically intended to invoke this trope.
19th Feb '16 8:21:35 AM Eievie
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* Carly's glasses in ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds''. Jack finds them in the ruins of the Arcadia Building after she is [[ForcedIntoEvil recruited to the Dark Signers]], and holds onto them, thinking she's dead at first. When he discovers the truth and she turns against him, the glasses become the link to making her past self resurface. [[spoiler:When Carly loses the Dark Duel she started - on purpose, to spare Jack - there is a heartwarming moment between them, where Jack gives her the glasses back so she can look at him again before she dies, the usual penalty for losing such a duel. (Fortunately, she gets better later.)]]

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* Carly's glasses in ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds''. Jack finds them in the ruins of the Arcadia Building after she is [[ForcedIntoEvil recruited to the Dark Signers]], and holds onto them, thinking she's dead at first. When he discovers the truth and she turns against him, the glasses become the link to making her past self resurface. [[spoiler:When Carly loses the Dark Duel she started - -- on purpose, to spare Jack - -- there is a heartwarming moment between them, where Jack gives her the glasses back so she can look at him again before she dies, the usual penalty for losing such a duel. (Fortunately, she gets better later.)]]



* Yata Misaki's awesome [[BuffySpeak wrist-watch-cellphone-thingy]] in ''Anime/{{K}}'' - It was given to him by his [[WeUsedToBeFriends former best friend]] Fushimi Saruhiko during their Middle School years. That he kept it shows that Misaki still misses and treasures the relationship they once had.

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* Yata Misaki's awesome [[BuffySpeak wrist-watch-cellphone-thingy]] in ''Anime/{{K}}'' - -- It was given to him by his [[WeUsedToBeFriends former best friend]] Fushimi Saruhiko during their Middle School years. That he kept it shows that Misaki still misses and treasures the relationship they once had.



* The Peacock Parure in ''[[AuntDimity Aunt Dimity: Snowbound]]'' wasn't simply the family jewels of the [=DeClerke's=], it was a reminder of the suitor Lucasta [=DeClerke=] lost in World War II—hence her deep distress when it was stolen.

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* The Peacock Parure in ''[[AuntDimity Aunt Dimity: Snowbound]]'' wasn't simply the family jewels of the [=DeClerke's=], it was a reminder of the suitor Lucasta [=DeClerke=] lost in World War II—hence II--hence her deep distress when it was stolen.


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*''Literature/{{Forbidden}}'': The silver bracelet Lochan gives Maya for Christmas, engraved ''Maya, love you forever. Lochan x.''
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* Tohru's picture of her mother in ''FruitsBasket'' -- she takes it everywhere, even addressing it as "Mom."

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* Tohru's picture of her mother in ''FruitsBasket'' ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' -- she takes it everywhere, even addressing it as "Mom."



* In the first episode of the anime version of ''GetBackers'', Natsumi hires Ban and Ginji to get back a stuffed toy cat that was given to her by her mother, who is now dead.

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* In the first episode of the anime version of ''GetBackers'', ''Manga/GetBackers'', Natsumi hires Ban and Ginji to get back a stuffed toy cat that was given to her by her mother, who is now dead.
6th Dec '15 5:50:14 AM NateTheGreat
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* In ''ThePrinceOfEgypt'' Ramses gives Moses a scarab ring to mark his promotion to chief architect. Later as Moses starts his self-imposed exile he discards all of the princely trappings from his wardrobe, but can't manage to throw away the ring. He keeps it until he returns to Egypt, then gives it back to Ramses as a symbol that he has returned as an enemy, not a brother.
6th Dec '15 3:43:30 AM eroock
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An object which is the embodiment or representation of the solid, happy relationship between two characters, or of an important memory or period in someone's life. But unlike an ordinary TragicKeepsake, the Memento [=MacGuffin=] plays a critical role in the story.

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An object which is the embodiment or representation of the solid, happy relationship between two characters, or of an important memory or period in someone's life. But unlike an ordinary TragicKeepsake, TragicKeepsake or FriendshipTrinket, the Memento [=MacGuffin=] plays a critical role in the story.
28th Nov '15 8:01:29 PM Kirayoshi
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* In ''Series/{{Glue}}'', murder victim Cal wears a necklace which is later missing from the body. One of his friends, James, is seen in posession of a similar necklace which he promptly throws out. [[spoiler:James recovers it later, and Cal's is found in his shirt pocket - turns out they were matching pendants honoring the pair's SecretRelationship. To top it off, Cal's brother Eli also has a pendant like that, to remember his mum by - and he's not happy that Cal made the pendants less about his mum and more
about his love life...]]

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* In ''Series/{{Glue}}'', murder victim Cal wears a necklace which is later missing from the body. One of his friends, James, is seen in posession of a similar necklace which he promptly throws out. [[spoiler:James recovers it later, and Cal's is found in his shirt pocket - turns out they were matching pendants honoring the pair's SecretRelationship. To top it off, Cal's brother Eli also has a pendant like that, to remember his mum by - and he's not happy that Cal made the pendants less about his mum and more
more about his love life...]]
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