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9th Jun '16 12:42:38 AM spiritsunami
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* ''VideoGame/StellaGlow'' sets it up early. In the beginning of the game, you're introduced to the local shopkeepers, Bianca and Franz, as well as Franz's daughter Rena. [[spoiler: Franz doesn't survive the WhamEpisode, leaving poor Rena to be your shopkeeper for the Orb shop. Just before the final battles, she reveals an orb of her own that she'd created using the techniques her father had taught her, and it's a powerful Orb--guaranteed crits against Angels.]]
11th May '16 7:09:37 AM Clare
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* Tia's Star Case in ''Film/EscapeToWitchMountain'', which contains a hidden map leading to the titular mountain. It is implied that her brother, Tony, had one as well, but lost it when their spacecraft (the two siblings are [[HumanAlien human aliens]]) crashed into the ocean.

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* Tia's Star Case in ''Film/EscapeToWitchMountain'', which contains a hidden map leading to the titular mountain. It is implied that her brother, Tony, had one as well, but lost it when their spacecraft (the two siblings are [[HumanAlien human aliens]]) Human Aliens]]) crashed into the ocean.
4th May '16 8:57:34 PM Reynardo
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In the film ''Film/Incendies'', Nawal as a teenager gives birth to a baby boy, and her grandmother puts a tattoo on the child's heel so that Nawal will recognise the boy if she finds him later. The point where she does find him is a brain-breaking heart-wrenching moment.
25th Apr '16 1:14:45 PM LordGro
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* ''[[Literature/TheIcelandicSagas Laxdæla saga]]'': Before Olaf departs for Ireland, his mother Melkorka, formerly a slave, gives him a golden arm ring which she got from her father Myrkjartan as a child. In Ireland, King Myrkjartan recognizes the ring and is therefore convinced that Olaf's tale is true and that he is really his grandson.
3rd Apr '16 3:48:17 PM Makeitstop
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* Vin's earing in Creator/BrandonSanderson's original ''Franchise/{{Mistborn}}'' trilogy. A two-in-one orphan trinket, as it is a reminder of the brother who left her, and the only token of her dead mother. And a three-in-one plot trinket as it is [[spoiler: a Hemalurgic spike which grants her the unique ability to pierce copper clouds, the means by which Ruin can communicate with her, and the thing preventing her from tapping the power of the mists.]]
7th Mar '16 12:41:43 AM Doug86
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* ''AFunnyThingHappenedOnTheWayToTheForum'' has the gaggle-of-geese rings Erronius gave to his children before pirates kidnapped them as children. This comes from the Creator/{{Plautus}} and Terence plays ''A Funny Thing'' was based on, and they got it from the works of Menander and other Hellenistic comedies.

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* ''AFunnyThingHappenedOnTheWayToTheForum'' ''Theatre/AFunnyThingHappenedOnTheWayToTheForum'' has the gaggle-of-geese rings Erronius gave to his children before pirates kidnapped them as children. This comes from the Creator/{{Plautus}} and Terence plays ''A Funny Thing'' was based on, and they got it from the works of Menander and other Hellenistic comedies.
15th Feb '16 7:13:24 AM Clare
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* Tia's Star Case in ''Film/EscapeToWitchMountain'', which contains a hidden map leading to the titular mountain. It is implied that her brother, Tony, had one as well, but lost it when their spacecraft (the two siblings are [[HumanAlien human aliens]]) crashed into the ocean.
15th Feb '16 7:03:41 AM Clare
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* In ''WesternAnimation/DefendersOfTheEarth'', Kshin was carrying part of a map to a LostCity when Mandrake first met him. Unusually for this trope, this is not mentioned for most of the series and only becomes relevant when Kshin's grandfather (who feared his grandson was dead until he saw a picture of him with the other Defenders) turns up with the other half of the map.
7th Jan '16 4:24:37 PM gallium
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* In ''Film/TheKid1921'', the note the Tramp keeps from the mother who [[DoorstopBaby left her child behind]]. Five years later, the note finds its way back to her, setting in motion the reuniting of mother and child.

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* In ''Film/TheKid1921'', ''[[Film/TheKid1921 The Kid]]'', the note the Tramp keeps from the mother who [[DoorstopBaby left her child behind]]. Five years later, the note finds its way back to her, setting in motion the reuniting of mother and child.child.
* In ''Film/APearlInTheForest'', Sendem accidentally leaves a hand-carved necklace with her infant son. She recognizes him years later when she sees a boy wearing the necklace.
5th Jan '16 10:10:43 PM FF32
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* Agnès' pendant in ''{{VideoGame/BravelyDefault}}'', given to her by the Sage Yulyana. Doubles as an in-game phlebotinum that grants the party the Abilink system. [[spoiler: Yulyana got the pendant from "the angel" he and DeRosso encountered 1800 years ago, which greatly resembles Agnès and is heavily hinted to be the Agnès of one of the worlds already linked by Airy. The pendant is also the key to defeat Ouroboros, since it ''really'' connects the party to other dimensions which grant power to the heroes: those other dimensions are ''your friends' (Bravely Default) worlds''.]]

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* Agnès' pendant in ''{{VideoGame/BravelyDefault}}'', ''VideoGame/BravelyDefault'', given to her by the Sage Yulyana. Doubles as an in-game phlebotinum that grants the party the Abilink system. [[spoiler: Yulyana got the pendant from "the angel" he and DeRosso encountered 1800 years ago, which greatly resembles Agnès and is heavily hinted to be the Agnès of one of the worlds already linked by Airy. The pendant is also the key to defeat Ouroboros, since it ''really'' connects the party to other dimensions which grant power to the heroes: those other dimensions are ''your friends' (Bravely Default) worlds''.]]
* Subverted in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'', when the Inquisitor asks Sera if she has any memories of her birth family:
-->'''Sera:''' Well, there is the amulet I had as an orphan that has a missing piece and ''look at your face!'' You believe me!
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