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* MementoMacGuffin/AnimeAndManga
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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* The key from ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', which doubles as a TragicKeepsake.
* ''Anime/SailorMoon'':
** 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 (he 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.]]
*** The manga has a small pocket watch (which is what was turned into the star locket) that Usagi got from Mamoru. During the revelation of [[ForegoneConclusion Usagi being the moon princess]], it plays backwards as Usagi regains her memories as Princess Serenity. Toward the end of the Dark Kingdom arc, [[spoiler: Sailor Moon, saddened by how she cannot break Mamoru's brainwashing, strikes him and then stabs herself with a sword, hoping that their next reincarnation will lead to a happier life. The pocket watch becomes a PocketProtector, as it took the brunt of the stab, which allowed Sailor Moon to survive]].
** Also near the end of the anime's first season, we have Minako/Venus's friend and SecretKeeper Katherina's locket. [[spoiler: Venus finds it after Katherina has been forcibly turned into a youma, with the bonus of it having a picture of both girls inside. She then pleads with Usagi/Moon to spare Katherina and dis-possess her.]]
* In Act 2 of ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal'', shortly after making her first friend ever in Usagi, Ami's attachment to the pen she won on their first outing is so strong that, while {{Brainwashed}}, she's oblivious to orders from the MonsterOfTheWeek as she staggers to retrieve it from across a room, [[EmptyEyes dull-eyed]] but happy when she does. (the pen later becomes her TransformationTrinket)
* Hitomi's pendant in ''Manga/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'' belonged to her oft-mentioned grandmother.
* 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).]]
* The iron cross Germany gives Italy in ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' to cement their friendship. Doesn't help that they become an OfficialCouple later in the comics.
* ''Anime/DigimonSavers'': Masaru's dogtag belonged to his father, who gave it to him the day he left on the Digital World expedition. It symbolizes manhood (what else?) and serves as a reminder of the ideal Masaru is always chasing.
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'':
** Suzaku's pocketwatch (more accurately, his late father's pocketwatch), which symbolizes his being stuck in the past. When he leaves it behind during the first season's finale ([[spoiler:with the body of the woman he loved, shot dead by his best friend]]), it's supposed to signal the fans that the kid gloves are off.
** He also keeps his pin(?) designating him as Euphemia's knight, holding it introspectively and brandishing it at others as a symbol from time to time (notably in R2 episode 17).
** And Rolo's locket, which was given to him by Lelouch. It symbolizes... the er, "brotherly friendship" between him and Lelouch.
** Also, Euphemia's quill pen, which he keeps with him and uses to write. His cat Arthur is shown running off with it in R2 episode 5. Boy, he sure does have a lot of stuff on him.
* 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.
* Sora from ''Manga/SomedaysDreamersIISora'' always wears her late father's watch, even though it's way too large for her wrist.
* 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.
* Ciel Phantomhive's family ring from ''Manga/BlackButler''.
* Clam shell in the anime of ''Anime/{{Witchblade}}''.
* 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. 03'', the day he burnt down his home, to remind him he can never turn back.
* ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'':
** the full cyborgs Batou and Major Katsunagi have mementos from their pre-cyborg days: Batou's exercise weights, and the Major's watch. The watch does double duty as a straight-up MacGuffin as well: the Major accidentally left the watch at her house on the day she had to go into hiding, so Batou risks capture to retrieve the watch for her.
* 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...]]
* Ichika from ''Anime/UtaKata'' keeps [[spoiler:the mirror shard into which Manatsu changed]] in a drawer, together with Manatsu's beloved soap bubble pipe.
* The three magical jewels in ''LightNovel/SorcererStabberOrphen'', specially Cleao's sword. That one was a heirloom of the Everlasting family, and Cleao tags along with Orphen and Majik to make sure Orphen will give it a good use.
* In ''Manga/DeadmanWonderland'', Nagi has ''two'' of these: one is a locket that has a photo of his baby in it, the other is [[TragicKeepsake the scarf from his late wife]] that he ties around his waist. The locket is more plot important, however, as it is revealed [[spoiler: that [[FakeMemories there is no photo of his baby in it]], since the baby is actually being kept in a lab at Deadman Wonderland as soon as it was born]].
* In ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', Homura's weapon of choice changes to [[spoiler: a bow in the last episode. Previously it was a buckler, to symbolize her wish to protect Madoka. After Madoka's HeroicSacrifice, Homura uses a bow that looks very similar to Madoka's. She also gets Madoka's hair ribbons, and wears one of them in place of her usual headband.]]
* 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.
* Both played straight and subverted in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' by [[ManipulativeBastard Gendo's]] broken glasses. [[EmotionlessGirl Rei]] keeps them in her room as a sign of connection and loyalty to him. In ''End of Evangelion'', before [[spoiler: she ruins his plans for Instrumentality]], we see the glasses lying on her bedroom floor, smashed to pieces.
** And then in ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion 2.22'', we see her [[spoiler:pulling Shinji's discarded SDAT player out of the trash and taking it as a good luck charm]], symbolizing that their relationship has moved [[TwiceShy beyond a professional one]]. During the finale, she still has it despite [[{{Fanservice}} having lost]] even her [[LatexSpaceSuit plugsuit]].
* ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'':
** The Duelist Rings (Rose Signets) are worn by all duelists. Many episodes show a sequence from Utena's childhood, when she receives hers from Prince Dios.
** Juri Arisugawa's locket may be seen as this or TragicKeepsake, depending on whether you see it as a link to the happy days Juri shared with Shiori and the Nameless Boy ([[spoiler: Ruka]]), or as a reminder of Shiori's betrayal.
* ''Manga/{{Cyborg 009}}'':
** In the 2001 adaptation, Albert Heinrich keeps the ring belonging to his [[DeathByOriginStory tragically lost fiancee Hilda]] on a chain around his neck. Eventually, it comes in handy when [[spoiler: he uses it while nearly completely paralyzed to shoot down Cyborg 0011.]]
** Also, a man named Nicholas keeps a locket which is found between his clothes right after he's murdered in front of the Cyborgs. [[spoiler: Seeing it reverses his girlfriend Lina's LaserGuidedAmnesia and breaks the MindControl that the BigBad of said arc had over her.]]
* In the first episode of the anime version of ''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.
* Shin's sister's mobile phone in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny''.
* ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler''
** Though Hayate doesn't know of the significance of their stone for quite a while, he's given the King's Jewel/Stone of Bonds by [[ManipulativeBastard Mikado]], it [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/hayate_the_combat_butler/c123/10.html reminds]] Mikado of his daughter, who appears to be the original one who found the stones (she's dead and he seems to want her brought back). It's called the Stone of Bonds by [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/hayate_the_combat_butler/c199/8.html Maria]] [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/hayate_the_combat_butler/c199/9.html and]] [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/hayate_the_combat_butler/c231/10.html Nagi]], and it reminds Nagi of her bond with Hayate. Eventually Mikado decides it's useful as a [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/hayate_the_combat_butler/c220/15.html mark of inheritance]] for the Sanzenin fortune.
** It's also a stone that [[spoiler: [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/hayate_the_combat_butler/c244/9.html Athena]] [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/hayate_the_combat_butler/c245/9.html and]] [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/hayate_the_combat_butler/c247/6.html Midas]] need to reopen the doorway to the Royal Garden]]. Multiple uses for a single item that didn't seem particularly noteworthy at first. Oh, and [[spoiler: there's more than one. Most notably, [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/hayate_the_combat_butler/c218/15.html Wataru now has one]], given to him by his mother.]]
* ''Manga/OnePiece'': Luffy's straw hat. Some of the Straw Hats also have one. Zoro has Kuina's sword, which doubles as a TragicKeepsake. Nami has the tangerine trees that her foster mother Bellemere used to plant. Chopper has the hat that he always wears, given to him by Dr Hiluluk, and Brook has the Tone Dial that contains the Rumbar Pirates' final song before they died.
** Later on, Luffy's straw hat is revealed to have belonged to [[spoiler:Gold Roger himself]].
* Goku's Four-Star-''Manga/DragonBall''. It's one of the few things he has to remember his ([[HappilyAdopted adoptive]]) grandfather by.
* The key Chiyoko gets from the fugitive artist in ''Anime/MillenniumActress''.
* ''Anime/FutureGPXCyberFormula'':
** Asuka wears her pendant, which contains a photo of [[LongLostRelative her brother]] who ran away from home 5 years prior to the storyline of the main series. [[spoiler: The pendant also serves as a clue of the identity of the mysterious driver, Knight Shoemach.]]
** Kurumada has his loupe, which was given by a man named Gen-san from his youth. With the loupe, Pei finds the cause of the understeer on Hayato's Asurada. [[spoiler:It also helped Kurumada to find the cause of his friend Kojiro's crash on a test drive.]]
* In ''Manga/MaidenRose'', Klaus keeps a textbook which Taki had written "thank you" in back in their [[MilitaryAcademy Luckenwalde]] days and has it with him during a mission. [[PocketProtector It ends up saving his life]] by slowing down the bullets he takes.
* 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.)]]
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'': Ash received a few gifts over the series, coming from some of the friends that he's traveled with over the years only to go on their separate journeys. A handkerchief and a custom fishing lure from Misty, one-half of a Contest Ribbon and a Teddiursa carving from May, and a broken Pokeball from Gary. Brock also had a present to give, some cutlery, but since he went on to become the one with the currently longest travelling time with Ash, it was kinda moot, and [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse these silver were never heard from again]]. Dawn, meanwhile, has a Ribbon she received from her mother as a good luck charm.
** Serena from the ''XY'' series has a handkerchief that used to belong to Ash; in their first meeting as little kids, he used that cloth to bandage her injured knee. Serena starts her own journey to see him again and return the handkerchief. Ash doesn't remember her until he was presented with it.
* 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]].
* Orihime's hairpins in ''{{Manga/Bleach}}'' were gifts from her older brother Sora [[TragicKeepsake who died the same day he gave them to her]]. She had hated them for being too childish, but after his death always wore them. They first become relevant when Sora after becoming a Hollow, realizes on seeing the pins that she has never stopped thinking about him. They later become the focus of her spiritual powers.
* Season two of the ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'' anime has Lantis give Hikaru a mirror pendant that belonged to his mother. It is also a ChekhovsGun, playing a role in the final battle.
* 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.
* In Chapter 15/ Episode 12 of ''Manga/GourmetGirlGraffiti'', Akira gives Ryou the apron Ryou's late grandmother used to wear. Since Ryou was {{raised|bygrandparents}} by the said grandmother, she treats it as a representation of her grandmother.
* Chitoge's iconic ribbon in ''Manga/{{Nisekoi}}'' was given to her by her mother back when they actually saw each other. [[spoiler:And it's tangentially related to the promise made 10 years ago]].
* The blue pendant or brooch Chtholly wears on her neck in ''LightNovel/SukaSuka'' formerly belonged to an older Leprechaun she once looked up to as an older sister figure back when she was a child. The pendant/brooch now serves as a motivation for her to move forward and grow stronger because she knows that as someone who was raised as a weapon of war she could die any day in the battlefield and strives to live her life as much as she can. [[spoiler: After she herself dies in a DyingMomentOfAwesome combined with a tearjerking HeroicSacrifice, it's then given posthumously to Tiat in a moment that symbolizes Chtholly [[PassingTheTorch passing on her role as main heroine]] to Tiat as Tiat herself becomes the main heroine of the sequel light novel series.]] Also doubles as TragicKeepsake.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* ''Literature/HarryPotter'':
** In ''Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince'', [[spoiler: R.A.B.]]'s locket, which Harry carried with him ''"as a reminder of [[MentorOccupationalHazard what it had cost]]'' ''and what remained still to do."''
** Some rather useful objects are also {{Memento MacGuffin}}s for Harry, such as his Invisibility Cloak, and several {{Memento MacGuffin}}s end up being useful, like the shard of the broken Two-way mirror.
** The town of Godric's Hollow was one for Harry and possibly Voldemort and Dumbledore as well.
** And apparently even Snape is sentimental enough to hang onto a page of a letter just because [[spoiler: it was signed 'Love, Lily']] The letter wasn't even addressed to him.
* Vimes's silver cigar case in ''[[Literature/{{Discworld}} Night Watch]]''.
* 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.
* In Creator/JRRTolkien's Middle-Earth stories (''Literature/TheSilmarillion'', ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'') there often appear (new or old, or ''ancient'') gifts and heirlooms, some of them important to the plot and some not. One example is the Ring of Barahir, owned by Aragorn at the time of the ''[=LotR=]'', which by then is the most ancient artifact known to be kept by humans, being at least over six thousand years old. It was passed through generations of Númenórean kings and lords and Northern Dúnedain kings, but was originally gifted to Barahir by the elf Finrod as a symbol of friendship and loyalty for saving his life.
* 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.
* In ''Literature/BonesOfFaerie'' the [[spoiler:Missouri quarter]] that is given to her by Caleb. [[spoiler:It once belonged to her mother.]]
* In ''Taran Wanderer'', the fourth book of ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfPrydain'', Taran doesn't want to give up the sword he carries because Princess Eilonwy was the one to gird it on him.
* Snidely subverted in ''Discworld/MonstrousRegiment'', in which a character's lover asked for a token of her affection, offering to have the village smith break it in half so they can each keep part of it, to re-join when he comes back from the war. She gave him a sixpence to take to the smith's, and he ran off with it and never came back.
* Sayuri from ''Literature/MemoirsOfAGeisha'' kept the handkerchief that the Chairman had given her when they first met when she was twelve years old. And when she became a geisha, she would carry it with her for good luck.
* In Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''Literature/HaveSpaceSuitWillTravel'', Kip receives a "happy thing" (a stone containing a feeling of love, just for him) from his alien mentor. It serves as proof for his interstellar adventure.
* In Creator/RobertEHoward's Literature/ConanTheBarbarian story "Literature/ThePeopleOfTheBlackCircle", the {{necromancer}}s use one to get a hold of the king's hair to murder him.
-->''But at the urgent entreaty of the princess of Khosala, who loved Bhunda Chand vainly, he gave her a lock of his long black hair as a token of remembrance.
* The Peacock Parure in ''[[Literature/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.
* In ''Literature/GalaxyOfFear'', Tash Arranda and her mother each had a necklace with a tiny red crystal, noted to be worthless but with great sentimental value after [[EarthShatteringKaboom Alderaan was destroyed]]. Late in the series Tash feels secure enough to wear it under her clothes and practice [[MindOverMatter telekinesis]] on it in quiet moments.
* Jem's mother's family ring in ''Literature/TheInfernalDevices'', which [[spoiler:he uses to propose to Tessa.]]
* ''Literature/{{Forbidden}}''--the silver bracelet Lochan gives Maya for Christmas, engraved: ''Maya, love you forever. Lochan x.''
* Robin's pendant in ''Literature/TheGirlFromTheMiraclesDistrict'', which is his only connection to his origins and the past he can barely remember.
* ''Literature/KingsOfTheWyld'': Gabe carries around a bunch of rocks that his daughter Rose found when she was a little girl. They're just boring ordinary rocks, and Clay says that Rose isn't going to care about them. Gabe says that they're not a gift, they're to put on Rose's grave if she's already dead. [[spoiler:After he gets a chance to talk to her using magic, he puts them on Shadow's grave instead, since they're not worth hauling all the way to Castia now that they know she's alive]].

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[[folder:Literature]]
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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'':
** In ''Harry Potter and
The token in the Half Blood Prince'', [[spoiler: R.A.B.]]'s locket, which Harry carried with him ''"as a reminder of [[MentorOccupationalHazard what it had cost]]'' ''and what remained still to do."''
** Some rather useful objects are also {{Memento MacGuffin}}s for Harry, such as his Invisibility Cloak, and several {{Memento MacGuffin}}s end up being useful, like the shard of the
"[[http://sniff.numachi.com/pages/tiBROKTOK2.html broken Two-way mirror.
** The town of Godric's Hollow was one for Harry and possibly Voldemort and Dumbledore
token]]" ballads, as well.
** And apparently even Snape is sentimental enough to hang onto a page of a letter just because [[spoiler: it was signed 'Love, Lily']] The letter wasn't even addressed to him.
* Vimes's silver cigar case in ''[[Literature/{{Discworld}} Night Watch]]''.
* 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.
* In Creator/JRRTolkien's Middle-Earth stories (''Literature/TheSilmarillion'', ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'') there often appear (new or old, or ''ancient'') gifts and heirlooms, some of them important to the plot and some not. One example is the Ring of Barahir, owned by Aragorn at the time of the ''[=LotR=]'', which by then is the most ancient artifact known to be kept by humans, being at least over six thousand years old. It was passed through generations of Númenórean kings and lords and Northern Dúnedain kings, but was originally gifted to Barahir by the elf Finrod as a symbol of friendship and loyalty for saving his life.
* 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.
* In ''Literature/BonesOfFaerie'' the [[spoiler:Missouri quarter]] that is given to her by Caleb. [[spoiler:It once belonged to her mother.]]
* In ''Taran Wanderer'', the fourth book of ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfPrydain'', Taran doesn't want to give up the sword he carries because Princess Eilonwy was the one to gird it on him.
* Snidely subverted
parodied in ''Discworld/MonstrousRegiment'', in which a character's lover asked for a token of her affection, offering to have the village smith break it in half so they can each keep part of it, to re-join when he comes back from the war. She gave him a sixpence to take to the smith's, and he ran off with it and never came back.
* Sayuri from ''Literature/MemoirsOfAGeisha'' kept the handkerchief that the Chairman had given her when they first met when she was twelve years old. And when she became a geisha, she would carry it with her for good luck.
* In Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''Literature/HaveSpaceSuitWillTravel'', Kip receives a "happy thing" (a stone containing a feeling of love, just for him) from his alien mentor. It serves as proof for his interstellar adventure.
* In Creator/RobertEHoward's Literature/ConanTheBarbarian story "Literature/ThePeopleOfTheBlackCircle", the {{necromancer}}s use one to get a hold of the king's hair to murder him.
-->''But at the urgent entreaty of the princess of Khosala, who loved Bhunda Chand vainly, he gave her a lock of his long black hair as a token of remembrance.
* The Peacock Parure in ''[[Literature/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.
* In ''Literature/GalaxyOfFear'', Tash Arranda and her mother each had a necklace with a tiny red crystal, noted to be worthless but with great sentimental value after [[EarthShatteringKaboom Alderaan was destroyed]]. Late in the series Tash feels secure enough to wear it under her clothes and practice [[MindOverMatter telekinesis]] on it in quiet moments.
* Jem's mother's family ring in ''Literature/TheInfernalDevices'', which [[spoiler:he uses to propose to Tessa.]]
* ''Literature/{{Forbidden}}''--the silver bracelet Lochan gives Maya for Christmas, engraved: ''Maya, love you forever. Lochan x.''
* Robin's pendant in ''Literature/TheGirlFromTheMiraclesDistrict'', which is his only connection to his origins and the past he can barely remember.
* ''Literature/KingsOfTheWyld'': Gabe carries around a bunch of rocks that his daughter Rose found when she was a little girl. They're just boring ordinary rocks, and Clay says that Rose isn't going to care about them. Gabe says that they're not a gift, they're to put on Rose's grave if she's already dead. [[spoiler:After he gets a chance to talk to her using magic, he puts them on Shadow's grave instead, since they're not worth hauling all the way to Castia now that they know she's alive]].
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* On ''Series/OnceUponATime'', Rumplestiltskin places Belle's chipped teacup on a pedestal when he hears the [[spoiler: false]] news that she's dead. Post-Dark Curse, it remains a very important symbol of their love.
* Mary's golden ''M'' on ''Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow'', which represents home and stability to her. It's the first thing she unpacks in her new apartment when she moves.
* The toy plane on ''Series/{{Lost}}''. It belonged to Kate's first love, whom she got killed during an escape from the police. Kate ''robbed a bank and shot her three co-conspirators'' to get it from a safe-deposit box.
* The titular character in ''Series/{{Bones}}'' has a small glass dolphin trinket to remind her of her father, and she gets upset when she loses an earring that belonged to her deceased mother.
* The amulet that Dean [[IconicItem always wears]] on ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''. A flashback in the third season episode "A Very Supernatural Christmas" shows that Sam originally got the amulet to give to the boys' father. When John, who has left the boys alone in a motel room ''again'', doesn't show up for Christmas, Sam gives the amulet to [[PromotionToParent Dean]] instead. When Dean comes back from Hell at the beginning of the fourth season, Sam (who has been wearing the amulet the whole time Dean was dead) gives it back to him. While the amulet seems to do nothing but serve as a symbol of the brothers' close relationship, in the fifth season it is revealed that [[spoiler: it burns hot in the presence of God, and thus can be used to find Him.]]
** Until "The Dark Side Of The Moon", of course. Castiel [[spoiler: loses his faith completely when he finds out that God is watching but doesn't plan on helping and so gives it back to Dean, stating it "worthless". And Dean, so hurt by his brother's ideal heaven, throws it in the trash in front of Sam.]] [[SarcasmMode Because this isn't a despairing show at all.]]
* In the Japanese drama ''Series/ShokojoSeira'', based on ''Literature/ALittlePrincess'', Seira gave her father a necklace before he leaves, telling him he must keep it on at all times. For her sixteenth birthday, her father would send a similar looking necklace for her. And after he died, she lost her birthday necklace to [[DeanBitterman Director Chieko]] and her father's necklace was returned to her as proof of his death, becoming a TragicKeepsake.
* In ''Series/KamenRiderRyuki'', Ren/Kamen Rider Knight wears a necklace with two promise rings around his neck to remind him what he's fighting for: [[spoiler:his girlfriend Eri, who is currently in a coma]].
* On ''{{Series/Community}}'''s Season 4 HalloweenEpisode Jeff is dressed as a boxer, which the others assume is a ploy to be a WalkingShirtlessScene for a while. It is, however, revealed that the boxing gloves Jeff carries around belonged to his DisappearedDad, which is a sign that Jeff's finally ready to confront his DaddyIssues.
* ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'': Elena's necklace, which was given to her by Stefan in the first season. The necklace or amulet is often seen as representation of Stefan and Elena's love.
** Stefan's intention on giving Elena the necklace was to protect Elena from Damon and other vampires by putting vervain in the amulet.
* 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 ''Film/TheXFilesFightTheFuture''.
* ''Series/{{Castle}}'', Beckett keeps an elephant statue on her desk, which belonged to her late mother Joanna Beckett. [[spoiler: In the 6th season episode "Veritas", she discovers that Joanna had stored a micro-cassette tape containing evidence that she had uncovered against William Bracken inside the statue. The discovery of the tape provides enough evidence for Kate Beckett to arrest Bracken for her mother's murder.]]
* In ''Series/{{Glue}}'', murder victim Cal wears a necklace which is later missing from the body. One of his friends, James, is seen in possession 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...]]
* In ''Series/{{Monk}}'', Monk can't bring himself to open or throw out what he thinks is a present from his late wife. In the finale, he finally does and it's[[spoiler: a videotape in which Trudy tells him who will kill her.]]

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* On ''Series/OnceUponATime'', Rumplestiltskin places Belle's chipped teacup In Myth/JapaneseMythology, [[https://justanimeforum.net/threads/japanese-culture-princess-hachikatsugi.5389/ a girl named Hachikatsugi-hime]] is told by her dying mother to always keep a huge wooden bowl on her person, wearing it as a pedestal when he hears the hat. [[spoiler: false]] news With good reason: the bowl is actually a BagOfHolding that she's dead. Post-Dark Curse, it remains a very important symbol contains all kinds of their love.
* Mary's golden ''M'' on ''Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow'', which represents home
treasures (kimonos, gold coins, hairpins, etc.) and stability to her. It's the first thing she unpacks in her new apartment when she moves.
* The toy plane on ''Series/{{Lost}}''. It belonged to Kate's first love, whom she got killed during an escape from the police. Kate ''robbed a bank and shot her three co-conspirators'' to get
proves Hachikatsugi's noble heritage. All of it from a safe-deposit box.
* The titular character in ''Series/{{Bones}}'' has a small glass dolphin trinket to remind her of her father, and she gets upset when she loses an earring that belonged to her deceased mother.
* The amulet that Dean [[IconicItem always wears]] on ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''. A flashback in the third season episode "A Very Supernatural Christmas" shows that Sam originally got the amulet to give
is vital to the boys' father. When John, who has left the boys alone in a motel room ''again'', doesn't show up for Christmas, Sam gives the amulet to [[PromotionToParent Dean]] instead. When Dean comes back from Hell at the beginning of the fourth season, Sam (who has been wearing the amulet the whole time Dean was dead) gives plot, since it back to him. While the amulet seems to do nothing but serve as a symbol of the brothers' close relationship, in the fifth season it is revealed that [[spoiler: it burns hot in the presence of God, and thus can be used to find Him.]]
** Until "The Dark Side Of The Moon", of course. Castiel [[spoiler: loses his faith completely when he finds out that God is watching but doesn't plan on helping and so gives it back to Dean, stating it "worthless". And Dean, so hurt by his brother's ideal heaven, throws it in the trash in front of Sam.]] [[SarcasmMode Because this isn't a despairing show at all.]]
* In the Japanese drama ''Series/ShokojoSeira'', based on ''Literature/ALittlePrincess'', Seira gave
lets her father bypass a necklace before he leaves, telling him he must keep it on at all times. For her sixteenth birthday, her father would send a similar looking necklace for her. And after he died, she lost her birthday necklace to [[DeanBitterman Director Chieko]] and her father's necklace was returned to her as proof of his death, becoming a TragicKeepsake.
* In ''Series/KamenRiderRyuki'', Ren/Kamen Rider Knight wears a necklace with two promise rings around his neck to remind him what he's fighting for: [[spoiler:his girlfriend Eri, who is currently in a coma]].
* On ''{{Series/Community}}'''s Season 4 HalloweenEpisode Jeff is dressed as a boxer, which the others assume is a ploy to be a WalkingShirtlessScene for a while. It is, however, revealed that the boxing gloves Jeff carries around belonged to his DisappearedDad, which is a sign that Jeff's finally ready to confront his DaddyIssues.
* ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'': Elena's necklace, which was given to her by Stefan in the first season. The necklace or amulet is often seen as representation of Stefan and Elena's love.
** Stefan's intention on giving Elena the necklace was to protect Elena from Damon and other vampires by putting vervain in the amulet.
* 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 ''Film/TheXFilesFightTheFuture''.
* ''Series/{{Castle}}'', Beckett keeps an elephant statue on her desk, which belonged to her late mother Joanna Beckett. [[spoiler: In the 6th season episode "Veritas", she discovers that Joanna had stored a micro-cassette tape containing evidence that she had uncovered against William Bracken inside the statue. The discovery of the tape provides enough evidence for Kate Beckett to arrest Bracken for her mother's murder.]]
* In ''Series/{{Glue}}'', murder victim Cal wears a necklace which is later missing from the body. One of his friends, James, is seen in possession 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...]]
* In ''Series/{{Monk}}'', Monk can't bring himself to open or throw out what he thinks is a present from his late wife. In the finale, he finally does and it's[[spoiler: a videotape in which Trudy tells him who will kill her.
ParentalMarriageVeto.]]



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* The token in the "[[http://sniff.numachi.com/pages/tiBROKTOK2.html broken token]]" ballads, as parodied in ''Discworld/MonstrousRegiment'', above.

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* In ''Theatre/TheGoldenApple'', Penelope spends the years [[IWillWaitForYou waiting for her husband's return]] by constructing a patchwork quilt out of bits of fabric symbolizing their married life.
* The token handkerchief in Djanet Sears' Harlem Duet (an updating of the "[[http://sniff.numachi.com/pages/tiBROKTOK2.html broken token]]" ballads, as parodied in ''Discworld/MonstrousRegiment'', above.love story from Othello, which also featured a handkerchief).



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* In Myth/JapaneseMythology, [[https://justanimeforum.net/threads/japanese-culture-princess-hachikatsugi.5389/ a girl named Hachikatsugi-hime]] is told by her dying mother to always keep a huge wooden bowl on her person, wearing it as a hat. [[spoiler: With good reason: the bowl is actually a BagOfHolding that contains all kinds of treasures (kimonos, gold coins, hairpins, etc.) and proves Hachikatsugi's noble heritage. All of it is vital to the plot, since it lets her bypass a ParentalMarriageVeto.]]

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* In Myth/JapaneseMythology, [[https://justanimeforum.net/threads/japanese-culture-princess-hachikatsugi.5389/ When Shiki returns to the Tohno mansion in ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' he brings a white ribbon with him that was given to him by a girl named Hachikatsugi-hime]] is told by her dying mother he knew when he was leaving. [[spoiler:Bad things happen when Shiki falls for the TwinSwitch and gives it to always keep a huge wooden bowl Hisui instead of Kohaku]].
* [[spoiler:Archer]]'s pendant in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight''. [[spoiler:It's the same one that Tohsaka left
on her person, wearing Shirou when she saved his life. He carried it with him his entire life and through death, where it was used as a hat. [[spoiler: With good reason: catalyst symbolizing her that drew Archer to her as her Servant. Also, it's the bowl is final proof to Tohsaka's suspicion that Archer and Shirou are the same person from different points in time.]] He gives it back to her early in the story and Shirou uncovers it, but does not realize its significance.
** Also Sakura's hair ribbon, which was
actually a BagOfHolding [[spoiler:the first ribbon ever made by Rin, which she had given to Sakura before her adoption by the Matou family. It is the only real sign of their ''true'' feelings for each other (Sakura describes it as only one of two gifts she has ever received from people who are important to her, and after Rin finally realises that contains all kinds of treasures (kimonos, gold coins, hairpins, etc.) and proves Hachikatsugi's noble heritage. All of it is vital to the plot, since it lets she can't kill her bypass a ParentalMarriageVeto.]]sister, she comments that she is glad Sakura had always worn it)]].



[[folder:Theater]]
* In ''Theatre/TheGoldenApple'', Penelope spends the years [[IWillWaitForYou waiting for her husband's return]] by constructing a patchwork quilt out of bits of fabric symbolizing their married life.
* The handkerchief in Djanet Sears' Harlem Duet (an updating of the love story from Othello, which also featured a handkerchief).

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* In ''Theatre/TheGoldenApple'', Penelope spends the years [[IWillWaitForYou waiting for her husband's return]] by constructing Antimony from ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'' has a patchwork quilt out of bits of fabric symbolizing their married life.
* The handkerchief in Djanet Sears' Harlem Duet (an updating
pendant of the love story from Othello, which also featured [[FunctionalMagic alchemical]] [[EsotericMotifs symbol for antimony]] on a handkerchief).necklace, and a photo of her parents as children. Both have prompted revelations about characters: Reynardine spoke his only unambiguously sincere line upon seeing the necklace, and Annie only has the photo [[spoiler:because she stole it.]]
* The ring in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius''. [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20080414 It even convinces Zeetha that Gil's determination to drag Agatha back to his father is based on real fear that she's the Other.]]
* In ''Webcomic/CucumberQuest'', [[http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/archive/page-302/ Tomato toys with Princess Parfait's,]] trying to extort a kiss.



[[folder:Video Games]]
* Dante and Vergil's amulets in ''Franchise/DevilMayCry'', which [[spoiler:also serves as one of the keys to the gateway to Hell]]; in the original game, Dante discovers [[spoiler:that Nelo Angelo is Vergil after he (Nelo Angelo) explodes, leaving behind Vergil's amulet.]]
* In ''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 Hearts 2'', when he does manage to return home despite all odds, the first thing he does is give it back.]]
* The Clefairy doll from the Franchise/{{Pokemon}} series. Your hero buys a doll in generation one and gives it to Copycat in exchange for some random TM. The next generation, three years later, has her freak when she can't find her special doll, so you have to go find it.
* The Memento Ring in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' is the source of many EpilepticTrees. It's described as a memento of Relm's family. So naturally, Relm can equip it. Except Shadow can too. Other in-game cutscenes make it pretty clear that, yes, Shadow is Relm's father... so why the hell can ''Gogo'' equip it?
** Perhaps s/he mimics being a member of Relm's family? Or maybe s/he's some long-lost relative?
* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', Aerith's materia was given to her by her biological mother and she keeps it as a memento, unaware that it is in fact the extremely important White Materia.
* The pendant from ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' goes through several stages as a memento, aside from literally being a MacGuffin. At first it's just a family heirloom belonging to Marle, but Crono holds onto it after she disappears and continues to do so when she's rescued. Later, after [[spoiler:Crono's (temporary) death]], Marle takes it back as a memento from Crono. Interestingly, [[spoiler:Magus]] never seems to think of it as its original status as a memento of [[spoiler:Schala]].
** A similar pendant (maybe even [[WildMassGuessing the same one]]) plays an important role in ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'', allowing the protagonist's team to travel between dimensions. [[spoiler: Kid also carries another one that protects her from mortal danger by restoring her body and mind to the last time she was safe. [[FridgeLogic Where does Schala get all these pendants, anyway?]]]]
* 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]].]]
* In ''VideoGame/TheLongestJourney'', April receives a stopped watch from Brian Westhouse, who claims to have received it from the CoolOldGuy Cortez and that it represents "Cortez's heart". After she rewinds it, it helps her get back to her world. [[spoiler:Much later, when it seems like Cortez dies, the watch stops again.]]
* Link gets a fishing pole very early in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess''. It seems like it's nothing more than a gesture of affection from Colin, whom he treats like his adopted little brother, but it comes in handy more than once during the plot. It can even be used to distract the BigBad during the final battle, in keeping with ''Zelda'' tradition.
** The Fairy Ocarina that Saria gives Link when he leaves the Kokiri Forest in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' could count as one too, since it's an important item for plot-advancing (you can't open Dodongo's Cavern if you don't learn Saria's Song, for example), but this is a downplayed example because, once Link retrieves the titular artifact, it replaces the Fairy Ocarina in the inventory for the rest of the game.
* ProfessorLayton's [[spoiler:signature hat, as revealed in the third game, was given to him by his deceased girlfriend shortly before she died. The first time we ever get to see underneath it is the [[TearJerker scene where he's forced to say goodbye to her for the second time]].]]
* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' when [[LevelUpAtIntimacy5 maxing out a social link]] you receive an item of some importance to the character you maxed out the link with. It's needed in order to prove to Igor that you can fuse the strongest Persona for the [[TarotMotifs arcana]] of the link in question.
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'': Kratos' locket, which contains a picture of [[spoiler: him and his wife and child. [[RelationshipValues If the player views a certain scene]], he gives it to Lloyd and the locket just happens to protect him from an arrow.]]
* A golden orb and Bianca's ribbon in ''VideoGame/DragonQuestV'', both being mementos of [[RememberWhenYouBlewUpASun ghost hunting and saving a sabrecat from being bullied]]. You lose the former, but you keep and need the later to recruit one character: [[spoiler: your old sabrecat pet Borongo.]]
* AlphaProtocol: [[TheSpeechless Sis's]] locket is a childhood memento. If you spare her after the boss fight, she gives it to you, symbolically letting go of her childhood, which ''wasn't'' a bed of roses...
* 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 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.]]
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'': The "reed flute" is more of a skill (the ability to turn a leaf or blade of grass into an instrument) than an actual momento, but it's something that binds Ramza and Delita both to each other and happier days. (Ramza also bonds with Princess Ovelia when she reveals that Alma had taught it to her.)
* A picture taken in the final route of ''VideoGame/DuelSaviorDestiny'' that shows the bonds between the main cast becomes an extremely helpful tool for everyone that allows them to surpass their former limits through ThePowerOfFriendship.
* In ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2'', Sherry Birkin carries a locket with a photo of her and her parents. Behind the photo is a vial of the G-Virus, which the Umbrella Corporation has by this time killed a city trying to obtain.
* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', Alistair remarks that he wishes he had something belonging to Duncan, the deceased leader of the Grey Wardens in Ferelden, whom he had viewed as a father figure. The player character later has the opportunity to retrieve Duncan's shield from a hidden warehouse and present it to Alistair, who treasures it. The game even equips it onto him automatically.
** In the City Elf origin story, a female Warden may elect to keep [[spoiler:her wedding ring, if she loots it off the body of her murdered betrothed, in memory of him]].
** In the Human Noble origin story, the Warden may choose to keep and wield the ancestral sword and shield of the Cousland family, [[spoiler:almost all of the other members of which have been murdered]].
** A Dalish Warden will be presented with a token of remembrance by the Keeper of their clan before they leave with Duncan to join the order.
** 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.
* In ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'' it's possible to find the wedding ring from a previous incarnation's lover, which she specifically left for you. It grants some good defensive bonuses and, if kept throughout the game, can be upgraded to become one of the more powerful rings in the game.

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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Dante and Vergil's amulets in ''Franchise/DevilMayCry'', ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
** Katara's necklace,
which [[spoiler:also serves belonged to her grandmother.
** Also, Zuko's knife, which his uncle gave him and has the words "[[{{Determinator}} Never give up without a fight]]" on it.
* Ron's titanium-reinforced belt in ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' helped Kim remember that they were dating in "Clean Slate."
* The Phoenix Gate (a small, metal plate decorated with the image of a phoenix) from {{WesternAnimation/Gargoyles}} was split between Goliath and Demona
as one a token of the keys to the gateway to Hell]]; in the original game, Dante discovers [[spoiler:that Nelo Angelo is Vergil after he (Nelo Angelo) explodes, leaving behind Vergil's amulet.]]
* In ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'',
love they shared at the beginning of time. When the first game, Kairi talks about halves are joined, it creates a lucky charm she's making from seashells. Later in the game [[spoiler: after Sora rescues time traveling device.
* From ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', Marceline's most treasured possession -
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.]]
* The Clefairy doll from the Franchise/{{Pokemon}} series. Your hero buys a doll in generation one and gives it to Copycat in exchange for some random TM. The next generation, three years later, has her freak when she can't find her special doll, so you have to go find it.
* The Memento Ring in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' is the source of many EpilepticTrees. It's described as a memento of Relm's family. So naturally, Relm can equip it. Except Shadow can too. Other in-game cutscenes make it pretty clear that, yes, Shadow is Relm's father... so why the hell can ''Gogo'' equip it?
** Perhaps s/he mimics being a member of Relm's family? Or maybe s/he's some long-lost relative?
* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', Aerith's materia
stuffed toy, Hambo, was given to her by her biological mother and she keeps it as a memento, unaware that it is in fact the extremely important White Materia.
* The pendant from ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' goes through several stages as a memento, aside from literally being a MacGuffin. At first it's just a family heirloom belonging to Marle, but Crono holds onto it after she disappears and continues to do so when she's rescued. Later, after [[spoiler:Crono's (temporary) death]], Marle takes it back as a memento from Crono. Interestingly, [[spoiler:Magus]] never seems to think of it as its original status as a memento of [[spoiler:Schala]].
** A similar pendant (maybe even [[WildMassGuessing the same one]]) plays an important role in ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'', allowing the protagonist's team to travel between dimensions. [[spoiler: Kid also carries another one that protects her from mortal danger by restoring her body and mind to the last time she was safe. [[FridgeLogic Where does Schala get all these pendants, anyway?]]]]
* 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,
Simon Petrikov, AKA Ice King, and is literally used as [[HumanResources the living fuel]] for [[FantasticNuke the Carronade]]... because a tangible reminder 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]].]]
* In ''VideoGame/TheLongestJourney'', April receives a stopped watch from Brian Westhouse, who claims to have received it from the CoolOldGuy Cortez and that it represents "Cortez's heart". After she rewinds it, it helps her get back to her world. [[spoiler:Much later, when it seems like Cortez dies, the watch stops again.]]
* Link gets a fishing pole very early in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess''. It seems like it's nothing more than a gesture of affection from Colin, whom he treats like his adopted little brother, but it comes in handy more than once during the plot. It can even be used to distract the BigBad during the final battle, in keeping with ''Zelda'' tradition.
** The Fairy Ocarina that Saria gives Link
when he leaves the Kokiri Forest in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' could count became her guardian as one too, since it's an important item for plot-advancing (you can't open Dodongo's Cavern if you don't learn Saria's Song, for example), but this is a downplayed example because, once Link retrieves the titular artifact, it replaces the Fairy Ocarina in the inventory for the rest of the game.
* ProfessorLayton's [[spoiler:signature hat, as revealed in the third game, was given to him by his deceased girlfriend shortly before
girl. Naturally, she died. The first time we ever get to see underneath it is the [[TearJerker scene where he's forced to say goodbye to her for the second time]].]]
* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}''
furious when [[LevelUpAtIntimacy5 maxing out her boyfriend trades it for a social link]] you new wand.
* ''MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** All throughout season 4, the Mane 6 each
receive an item of some importance to from someone they teach their respective elements to. The items are given as thanks, but at the character you maxed out season finale, the link with. It's needed in order to prove to Igor that you can fuse the strongest Persona for the [[TarotMotifs arcana]] of the link in question.
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'': Kratos' locket, which contains a picture of
items [[spoiler: him and his wife and child. [[RelationshipValues If turn out to be keys for the player views a certain scene]], he gives it to Lloyd and the locket just happens to protect him magic box that sprouted from an arrow.]]
* A golden orb and Bianca's ribbon in ''VideoGame/DragonQuestV'', both being mementos of [[RememberWhenYouBlewUpASun ghost hunting and saving a sabrecat from being bullied]]. You lose
the former, but you keep and need the later to recruit one character: [[spoiler: your old sabrecat pet Borongo.]]
* AlphaProtocol: [[TheSpeechless Sis's]] locket is a childhood memento. If you spare her after the boss fight, she gives it to you, symbolically letting go
Tree of her childhood, Harmony, which ''wasn't'' a bed of roses...
* Sir Francis Drake's ring in ''VideoGame/Uncharted3DrakesDeception'', [[spoiler: subverted twice,
grants them Rainbow Power]].
** In ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E26TwilightsKingdomPart2 Twilight's Kingdom Part 2]]'',
the first time it's seemingly stolen, it turns out medallion that it was a fake Tirek received from Scorpan before his imprisonment, and Nate still has it with him. They're using it simply gave to lure the bad guys out since they are treating it as a MacGuffin. The second time, when he actually does lose it, Nate is shown Discord before betraying him, proves to care more about rescuing Sully than getting it back.]]
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'': The "reed flute" is more of a skill (the ability to turn a leaf or blade of grass into an instrument) than an actual momento, but it's something that binds Ramza and Delita both to each other and happier days. (Ramza also bonds with Princess Ovelia when she reveals that Alma had taught it to her.)
* A picture taken in
be the final route of ''VideoGame/DuelSaviorDestiny'' that shows key for the bonds between the main cast becomes an extremely helpful tool for everyone that allows them to surpass their former limits through ThePowerOfFriendship.
* In ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2'', Sherry Birkin carries a locket with a photo of her and her parents. Behind the photo is a vial of the G-Virus, which the Umbrella Corporation has by this time killed a city trying to obtain.
* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', Alistair remarks that he wishes he had something belonging to Duncan, the deceased leader of the Grey Wardens in Ferelden, whom he had viewed as a father figure. The player character later has the opportunity to retrieve Duncan's shield from a hidden warehouse and present it to Alistair, who treasures it. The game even equips it onto him automatically.
** In the City Elf origin story, a female Warden may elect to keep [[spoiler:her wedding ring, if she loots it off the body of her murdered betrothed, in memory of him]].
** In the Human Noble origin story, the Warden may choose to keep and wield the ancestral sword and shield of the Cousland family, [[spoiler:almost all of the other members of which have been murdered]].
** A Dalish Warden will be presented with a token of remembrance by the Keeper of their clan before they leave with Duncan to join the order.
** A Warden of ''any'' background will be presented, during the Gauntlet
chest at the Temple Tree 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.
* In ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'' it's possible to find the wedding ring from a previous incarnation's lover, which she specifically left for you. It grants some good defensive bonuses and, if kept throughout the game, can be upgraded to become one of the more powerful rings in the game.
Harmony when Discord [[HeelRealization learns his lesson about true friendship]].



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* When Shiki returns to the Tohno mansion in ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' he brings a white ribbon with him that was given to him by a girl he knew when he was leaving. [[spoiler:Bad things happen when Shiki falls for the TwinSwitch and gives it to Hisui instead of Kohaku]].
* [[spoiler:Archer]]'s pendant in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight''. [[spoiler:It's the same one that Tohsaka left on Shirou when she saved his life. He carried it with him his entire life and through death, where it was used as a catalyst symbolizing her that drew Archer to her as her Servant. Also, it's the final proof to Tohsaka's suspicion that Archer and Shirou are the same person from different points in time.]] He gives it back to her early in the story and Shirou uncovers it, but does not realize its significance.
** Also Sakura's hair ribbon, which was actually [[spoiler:the first ribbon ever made by Rin, which she had given to Sakura before her adoption by the Matou family. It is the only real sign of their ''true'' feelings for each other (Sakura describes it as only one of two gifts she has ever received from people who are important to her, and after Rin finally realises that she can't kill her sister, she comments that she is glad Sakura had always worn it)]].

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* When Shiki returns to Skydivers wear the Tohno mansion in ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' he brings a white ribbon with him that was given to him by a girl he knew when he was leaving. [[spoiler:Bad things happen when Shiki falls for the TwinSwitch and gives it to Hisui instead of Kohaku]].
* [[spoiler:Archer]]'s pendant in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight''. [[spoiler:It's the same one that Tohsaka left on Shirou when she saved his life. He carried it with him his entire life and through death, where it was used
parachute closing pin as a catalyst symbolizing her that drew Archer to her as her Servant. Also, it's the final proof to Tohsaka's suspicion that Archer and Shirou necklace. You are the same person from different points in time.]] He gives allowed to wear it back to her early in the story and Shirou uncovers it, but does not realize its significance.
** Also Sakura's hair ribbon, which was actually [[spoiler:the
after your first ribbon ever made by Rin, which she had given to Sakura before her adoption by the Matou family. It is the only real sign of their ''true'' feelings for each other (Sakura describes it as only one of two gifts she has ever received from people who are important to her, and after Rin finally realises that she can't kill her sister, she comments that she is glad Sakura had always worn it)]].free fall.




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* Antimony from ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'' has a pendant of the [[FunctionalMagic alchemical]] [[EsotericMotifs symbol for antimony]] on a necklace, and a photo of her parents as children. Both have prompted revelations about characters: Reynardine spoke his only unambiguously sincere line upon seeing the necklace, and Annie only has the photo [[spoiler:because she stole it.]]
* The ring in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius''. [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20080414 It even convinces Zeetha that Gil's determination to drag Agatha back to his father is based on real fear that she's the Other.]]
* In ''Webcomic/CucumberQuest'', [[http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/archive/page-302/ Tomato toys with Princess Parfait's,]] trying to extort a kiss.
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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
** Katara's necklace, which belonged to her grandmother.
** Also, Zuko's knife, which his uncle gave him and has the words "[[{{Determinator}} Never give up without a fight]]" on it.
* Ron's titanium-reinforced belt in ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' helped Kim remember that they were dating in "Clean Slate."
* 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.
* From ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', Marceline's most treasured possession - her stuffed toy, 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.
* ''MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** All throughout season 4, the Mane 6 each receive an item from someone they teach their respective elements to. The items are given as thanks, but at the season finale, the items [[spoiler: turn out to be keys for the magic box that sprouted from the Tree of Harmony, which grants them Rainbow Power]].
** In ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E26TwilightsKingdomPart2 Twilight's Kingdom Part 2]]'', the medallion that Tirek received from Scorpan before his imprisonment, and gave to Discord before betraying him, proves to be the final key for the chest at the Tree of Harmony when Discord [[HeelRealization learns his lesson about true friendship]].
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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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* Madoka’s ribbons in the ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' fanfic ''FanFic/ToTheStars'', which have never worn after hundreds of years, one of which Homura has and the other which she gave to Kyouko. The latter resides in the Cult of Hope’s main base, open to all magical girls to see. The ribbon is also said to give visions of the future and a glimpse of the Goddess herself.

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* Madoka’s Madoka's ribbons in the ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' fanfic ''FanFic/ToTheStars'', which have never worn after hundreds of years, one of which Homura has and the other which she gave to Kyouko. The latter resides in the Cult of Hope’s main base, open to all magical girls to see. The ribbon is also said to give visions of the future and a glimpse of the Goddess herself.



* ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos'': The red gem that Cosmo wears on her chest is revealed to be a very powerful and rare Doma Emerald that her family kept as a symbol of the Seedrians back on her homeworld. It allows her to communicate with the spirit of her mother Hertia [[spoiler: and her father Dark Oak]].

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* ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos'': ''Fanfic/SonicXDarkChaos'': The red gem that Cosmo wears on her chest is revealed to be a very powerful and rare Doma Emerald that her family kept as a symbol of the Seedrians back on her homeworld. It allows her to communicate with the spirit of her mother Hertia [[spoiler: and her father Dark Oak]].



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* 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'', 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.''Film/TheXFilesFightTheFuture''.



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* In Myth/JapaneseMythology, [[https://justanimeforum.net/threads/japanese-culture-princess-hachikatsugi.5389/ a girl named Hachikatsugi-hime]] is told by her dying mother to always keep a huge wooden bowl on her person, wearing it as a hat. [[spoiler: With good reason: the bowl is actually a BagOfHolding that contains all kinds of treasures (kimonos, gold coins, hairpins, etc.) and proves Hachikatsugi's noble heritage. All of it is vital to the plot, since it lets her bypass a ParentalMarriageVeto.]]
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* In ''Theatre/TheGoldenApple'', Penelope spends the years [[IWillWaitForYou waiting for her husband's return]] by constructing a patchwork quilt out of bits of fabric symbolizing their married life.
* The handkerchief in Djanet Sears' Harlem Duet (an updating of the love story from Othello, which also featured a handkerchief).

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* In ''Theatre/TheGoldenApple'', Penelope spends Myth/JapaneseMythology, [[https://justanimeforum.net/threads/japanese-culture-princess-hachikatsugi.5389/ a girl named Hachikatsugi-hime]] is told by her dying mother to always keep a huge wooden bowl on her person, wearing it as a hat. [[spoiler: With good reason: the years [[IWillWaitForYou waiting for bowl is actually a BagOfHolding that contains all kinds of treasures (kimonos, gold coins, hairpins, etc.) and proves Hachikatsugi's noble heritage. All of it is vital to the plot, since it lets her husband's return]] by constructing bypass a patchwork quilt out of bits of fabric symbolizing their married life.
* The handkerchief in Djanet Sears' Harlem Duet (an updating of the love story from Othello, which also featured a handkerchief).
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* In ''Theatre/TheGoldenApple'', Penelope spends the years [[IWillWaitForYou waiting for her husband's return]] by constructing a patchwork quilt out of bits of fabric symbolizing their married life.
* The handkerchief in Djanet Sears' Harlem Duet (an updating of the love story from Othello, which also featured a handkerchief).
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* Mary's golden ''M'' on ''TheMaryTylerMooreShow'', which represents home and stability to her. It's the first thing she unpacks in her new apartment when she moves.

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* Mary's golden ''M'' on ''TheMaryTylerMooreShow'', ''Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow'', which represents home and stability to her. It's the first thing she unpacks in her new apartment when she moves.
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* The blue pendant or brooch Chtholly wears on her neck in ''LightNovel/SukaSuka'' formerly belonged to an older Leprechaun she once looked up to as an older sister figure back when she was a child. The pendant/brooch now serves as a motivation for her to move forward and grow stronger because she knows that as someone who was raised as a weapon of war she could die any day in the battlefield and strives to live her life as much as she can. [[spoiler: After she herself dies in a DyingMomentOfAwesome combined with a tearjerking HeroicSacrifice, it's then given posthumously to Tiat in a moment that symbolizes Chtholly [[PassingOnTheTorch passing on her role as main heroine]] to Tiat as Tiat herself becomes the main heroine of the sequel light novel series.]] Also doubles as TragicKeepsake.

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* The blue pendant or brooch Chtholly wears on her neck in ''LightNovel/SukaSuka'' formerly belonged to an older Leprechaun she once looked up to as an older sister figure back when she was a child. The pendant/brooch now serves as a motivation for her to move forward and grow stronger because she knows that as someone who was raised as a weapon of war she could die any day in the battlefield and strives to live her life as much as she can. [[spoiler: After she herself dies in a DyingMomentOfAwesome combined with a tearjerking HeroicSacrifice, it's then given posthumously to Tiat in a moment that symbolizes Chtholly [[PassingOnTheTorch [[PassingTheTorch passing on her role as main heroine]] to Tiat as Tiat herself becomes the main heroine of the sequel light novel series.]] Also doubles as TragicKeepsake.
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* The blue pendant or brooch Chtholly wears on her neck in ''LightNovel/SukaSuka'' formerly belonged to an older Leprechaun she once looked up to as an older sister figure back when she was a child. The pendant/brooch now serves as a motivation for her to move forward and grow stronger because she knows that as someone who was raised as a weapon of war she could die any day in the battlefield and strives to live her life as much as she can. [[spoiler: After she herself dies in a DyingMomentOfAwesome combined with a tearjerking HeroicSacrifice, it's then given posthumously to Tiat in a moment that symbolizes Chtholly [[PassingOnTheTorch passing on her role as main heroine]] to Tiat as Tiat herself becomes the main heroine of the sequel light novel series.]]

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* The blue pendant or brooch Chtholly wears on her neck in ''LightNovel/SukaSuka'' formerly belonged to an older Leprechaun she once looked up to as an older sister figure back when she was a child. The pendant/brooch now serves as a motivation for her to move forward and grow stronger because she knows that as someone who was raised as a weapon of war she could die any day in the battlefield and strives to live her life as much as she can. [[spoiler: After she herself dies in a DyingMomentOfAwesome combined with a tearjerking HeroicSacrifice, it's then given posthumously to Tiat in a moment that symbolizes Chtholly [[PassingOnTheTorch passing on her role as main heroine]] to Tiat as Tiat herself becomes the main heroine of the sequel light novel series.]]]] Also doubles as TragicKeepsake.
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* The blue pendant or brooch Chtholly wears on her neck in ''LightNovel/SukaSuka'' formerly belonged to an older Leprechaun she once looked up to as an older sister figure back when she was a child. The pendant/brooch now serves as a motivation for her to move forward and grow stronger because she knows that as someone who was raised as a weapon of war she could die any day in the battlefield and strives to live her life as much as she can. [[spoiler: After she herself dies in a DyingMomentOfAwesome combined with a tearjerking HeroicSacrifice, it's then given posthumously to Tiat in a moment that symbolizes Chtholly [[PassingOnTheTorch passing on her role as main heroine]] to Tiat as Tiat herself becomes the main heroine of the sequel light novel series.]]
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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'': Kratos' locket, witch contains a picture of [[spoiler: him and his wife and child. [[RelationshipValues If the player views a certain scene]], he gives it to Lloyd and the locket just happens to protect him from an arrow.]]

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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'': Kratos' locket, witch which contains a picture of [[spoiler: him and his wife and child. [[RelationshipValues If the player views a certain scene]], he gives it to Lloyd and the locket just happens to protect him from an arrow.]]
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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', Aerith's materia was given to her by her biological mother and keeps it as a memento, unaware that it is in fact the extremely important White Materia.

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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', Aerith's materia was given to her by her biological mother and she keeps it as a memento, unaware that it is in fact the extremely important White Materia.
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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...]]
* In ''Monk'', Monk can't bring himself to open or throw out what he thinks is a present from his late wife. In the finale, he finally does and it's[[spoiler: a videotape in which Trudy tells him who will kill her.]]

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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 possession 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...]]
* In ''Monk'', ''Series/{{Monk}}'', Monk can't bring himself to open or throw out what he thinks is a present from his late wife. In the finale, he finally does and it's[[spoiler: a videotape in which Trudy tells him who will kill her.]]
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* Robin's pedant in ''Literature/TheGirlFromTheMiraclesDistrict'', which is his only connection to his origins and the past he can barely remember.

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* Robin's pedant pendant in ''Literature/TheGirlFromTheMiraclesDistrict'', which is his only connection to his origins and the past he can barely remember.
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