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9th Oct '17 7:14:08 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' backstory, Rajhin, the legendary [[CatFolk Khajiiti]] ImpossibleThief, is credited with stealing the [[OurElvesAreBetter Bosmeri]] "migrating city" of Falinesti. It remained missing for several years before mysteriously returning on its own.
9th Oct '17 1:12:01 AM FieryOwl
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Warframe}}'' new players will quickly notice that the Earth's moon is conspicuously absent from the in-game navigation map. Players who finish the Second Dream quest will find out first hand what happened to it.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Warframe}}'' new ''VideoGame/{{Warframe}}'', players will quickly might notice that the Earth's moon Moon is conspicuously absent from the in-game navigation map. Players who finish the missing. It is revealed during The Second Dream quest will find out first hand what happened that [[spoiler:The Lotus teleported it into the Void, to it.protect the Tenno during the Old War.]]
13th Sep '17 10:53:52 AM ElSquibbonator
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* An episode of the obscure WesternAnimation/GarbagePailKidsCartoon did this. The Kids are called upon to investigate the disappearance of a "garbage" version of Abraham Lincoln (called Wrinklin' Lincoln) from Mt. Rushmore. The culprit turns out to be a man who wants to put Wrinklin' Lincoln's head on an incomplete Egyptian Sphinx using "crazy-paste" glue.
27th Jun '17 4:25:00 PM Austin
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*** The villain Brainiac will often use a shrink ray to steal cities. The Bottle City of Krandor is the one kryptonian city that Superman was able to take from him.
*** A story written in UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks has Lex Luthor planting bombs in all the world's great monuments, and then he threatens to detonate them unless Superman would physically steal them for him. Supes does eventually find a way to disarm the bombs, but not before he has had to carry half the world's monuments to Luthor's hideout.

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*** The villain Brainiac ComicBook/{{Brainiac}} will often use a shrink ray to steal cities. The Bottle City of Krandor is the one kryptonian city that Superman was able to take from him.
*** A story written in UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks has Lex Luthor ComicBook/LexLuthor planting bombs in all the world's great monuments, and then he threatens to detonate them unless Superman would physically steal them for him. Supes does eventually find a way to disarm the bombs, but not before he has had to carry half the world's monuments to Luthor's hideout.



* It doesn't actually happen in-story, but the main characters of ''Webcomic/ExterminatusNow'' propose a hypothetical scenario in which [[Franchise/{{Batman}} the Riddler]] leaves a clue with no answers, culminating in Batman's detective work being interrupted by a news broadcast in which the Riddler steals the moon.

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* It doesn't actually happen in-story, but the main characters of ''Webcomic/ExterminatusNow'' propose a hypothetical scenario in which [[Franchise/{{Batman}} the Riddler]] ComicBook/TheRiddler leaves a clue with no answers, culminating in Batman's detective work being interrupted by a news broadcast in which the Riddler steals the moon.
20th Jun '17 4:09:34 PM JiminysJournal
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* ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'': In order to make sure that those who have already played the game before or read a guide in advance can't [[SequenceBreaking correctly input his name before learning it in-game]], the Literature/{{Rumpelstiltskin}}-inspired [[spoiler:Doopliss]] steals ''the letter p'' and hides it in a chest in the fourth chapter.

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* ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'': In order ''VideoGame/PaperMario64'', Bowser manages to make sure that those who have already played uproot Princess Peach's castle and lift it into the game before or read a guide in advance can't [[SequenceBreaking correctly input sky, using his name before learning it in-game]], own castle (presumably burrowed into the Literature/{{Rumpelstiltskin}}-inspired [[spoiler:Doopliss]] steals ''the letter p'' ground and hides it in a chest in the fourth chapter.moved over).
4th Jun '17 6:31:11 PM Prinzenick
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* Taken UpToEleven in WesternAnimation/TheTwistedTalesOfFelixTheCat episode "The Earth Heist", where the '''entire planet Earth''' is deflated like a balloon and stolen by a giant spaceship belonging to an intergalactic repo company.
23rd May '17 9:34:57 AM rafi
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* In some Italian stories, Paperinik (Donald Duck's superhero-avenger of himself alter ego and protagonist of ''ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures'') steals huge amounts at once.

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* ''ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse'': In some Italian stories, his first incarnation Paperinik (Donald Duck's superhero-avenger of himself alter ego and protagonist of ''ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures'') ego) steals huge amounts at once.
15th Mar '17 7:44:25 PM ZerroDefex
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* In ''VideoGame/Warframe'' the Earth's moon is conspicuously absent from the in-game navigation map. Players who finish the Second Dream quest will find out first hand what happened to it.

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* In ''VideoGame/Warframe'' ''VideoGame/{{Warframe}}'' new players will quickly notice that the Earth's moon is conspicuously absent from the in-game navigation map. Players who finish the Second Dream quest will find out first hand what happened to it.



** A possible reference in one episode, where a character mentions that New New York had a "super villain mayor" who stole several landmarks, such as the Sphinx and the Eiffel Tower, and put them on the beach at Coney Island.

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** A possible reference in In one episode, episode the crew visits Monument Beach, where a character mentions that New New York had a "super villain mayor" who stole several landmarks, such as the Sphinx and the Eiffel Tower, and put them on the beach at Coney Island.
15th Mar '17 7:41:00 PM ZerroDefex
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* In ''VideoGame/Warframe'' the Earth's moon is conspicuously absent from the in-game navigation map. Players who finish the Second Dream quest will find out first hand what happened to it.
8th Mar '17 7:46:42 PM MemeHater
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* ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce'' start BigBad ''stealing the prison'' instead of just breaking out the criminals they wanted as henchmen.

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* ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce'' start BigBad ''stealing the prison'' instead of just breaking out the criminals they wanted as henchmen. ** Also happens in its adaptation, ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce''
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