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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''
22nd Jan '17 2:46:47 AM leraluna
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amber_Room The Amber Room]] of Tsarskoe Selo, Saint Petersburg. Originally constructed in Prussia, and then presented by William I to UsefulNotes/PeterTheGreat as a gift. During the [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII German invasion of Soviet Union]], German soldiers disassembled the Amber Room and relocated it in Könisberg (today Kaliningrad). Since Könisberg has been heavily bombed towards the end of the war, the fate of the room is still unknown and in the 70s the Soviet government decided to construct a replica.
16th Jan '17 8:30:49 PM Luppercus
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* The [[LilliputianWarriors Fmecks]] tried this in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/MenInBlack'' steeling several US monuments for the planet they were trying to re-create (as their own was destroyed by one of their schemes backfiring). This included the Statue of Liberty and the Yankee Stadium.

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* The [[LilliputianWarriors Fmecks]] tried this in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/MenInBlack'' steeling several US monuments for the planet they were trying to re-create (as their own was destroyed by one of their schemes backfiring). This These included the Statue of Liberty and the Yankee Stadium.
16th Jan '17 8:30:18 PM Luppercus
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* The [[LilliputianWarriors Fmecks]] tried this in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/MenInBlack'' steeling several US monuments for the planet they were trying to re-create (as their own was destroyed by one of their schemes backfiring). This included the Statue of Liberty and the Yankee Stadium.
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