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10th Jun '17 12:22:04 PM TimeLordVictorious
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* "Professor Yana" in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode ''Utopia'' [[spoiler:has a very significant pocket watch he was found with as an "orphan in the storm."]]

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* "Professor Yana" in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode ''Utopia'' [[spoiler:has a very significant pocket watch he was found with as an "orphan in the storm."]]" Significant because he was never actually found with it - once he opens it, he discovers that he is actually the Doctor's longtime ArchEnemy: TheMaster.]]
20th May '17 7:22:08 AM xanthopinna
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* The handbag in ''Theatre/TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest''. Also presumably in the film versions.
14th May '17 3:46:28 PM nombretomado
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* ''SummonNight: Swordcraft Story 2'' combines OrphansPlotTrinket with MementoMacGuffin[=/=]TransformationTrinket, seeing as Edgar/Aera's father and mother are both dead when the story starts.

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* ''SummonNight: ''VideoGame/SummonNight: Swordcraft Story 2'' combines OrphansPlotTrinket with MementoMacGuffin[=/=]TransformationTrinket, seeing as Edgar/Aera's father and mother are both dead when the story starts.
19th Apr '17 4:08:40 AM Matt620
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* ''VideoGame/ThimbleweedPark'' gives one of its playable characters one. Antonio Reyes has an old, broken pocketwatch that belonged to his father, [[spoiler:head of security at the pillow factory who then died when its AI burned the place down.]] He has to repair it, and it serves a plot purposes to [[spoiler:open the Pillow Factory's door by tricking the security system.]]
16th Apr '17 4:04:51 AM moongalleon22
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** The trope was played fairly straight in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', however. Speaking with Alistair, he reveals that as a child he had been given an amulet that used to belong to his mother; sadly, he no longer has it, as he threw it against a wall and broke it during an argument he had with Arl Eamon regarding his being sent to the chantry. Snooping around in Arl Eamon's study reveals that Eamon had taken the time to repair the amulet and kept it, allowing you to give it to Alistair as a present. May be a subverted trope in hindsight; the reveal that Alistair's mother [[spoiler: was actually Fiona, an elven mage ex-Warden, rather than the human servant he had been told she was]] puts it into doubt whether the amulet was really hers or not.

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** The trope was played fairly straight in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', however. Speaking with Alistair, he reveals that as a child he had been given an amulet that used to belong to his mother; sadly, he no longer has it, as he threw it against a wall and broke it during an argument he had with Arl Eamon regarding his being sent to the chantry. Snooping around in Arl Eamon's study reveals that Eamon had taken the time to repair the amulet and kept it, allowing you to give it to Alistair as a present. May be a subverted trope in hindsight; the reveal that Alistair's mother [[spoiler: was actually Fiona, an elven mage ex-Warden, rather than the human servant he had been told she was]] puts it into doubt whether the amulet was really hers or not. A Dalish warden can also be given one, if they can convince their foster mother to tell them what happened to their birth parents.
16th Apr '17 3:30:06 AM moongalleon22
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** The trope was played fairly straight in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', however. Speaking with Alistair, he reveals that as a child he had been given an amulet that used to belong to his mother; sadly, he no longer has it, as he threw it against a wall and broke it during an argument he had with Arl Eamon regarding his being sent to the chantry. Snooping around in Arl Eamon's study reveals that Eamon had taken the time to repair the amulet and kept it, allowing you to give it to Alistair as a present. May be a subverted trope in hindsight; the reveal that Alistair's mother [[spoiler: was actually Fiona, an elven mage ex-Warden, rather than the human servant he had been told she was]] puts it into doubt whether the amulet was really hers or not.
8th Apr '17 10:31:48 PM K
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* Yukina and Hiei in ''Anime/YuYuHakusho'' were each given a necklace made from a "tear of ice" gemstone their mother produced when she gave birth to them. Hiei's motivation for getting the Jagan eye implanted was apparently to find his never-before-mentioned lost trinket, and Yukina gives him hers hoping he'll find her brother and give it to him for her.
5th Mar '17 9:47:01 AM nombretomado
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* In MarvelComics, Kevin and Parnival Plunder were each given half of a silver medal while they were young. Kevin would soon after go missing. As adults, they met again as Ka-Zar and the Plunderer, realizing their identities after putting the two halves together. It turns out it's actually the a chunk of vibranium, the first of its kind, and that anyone who possesses it can make more and virtually rule the world. I.e., it's also a prime MacGuffin.

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* In MarvelComics, Creator/MarvelComics, Kevin and Parnival Plunder were each given half of a silver medal while they were young. Kevin would soon after go missing. As adults, they met again as Ka-Zar and the Plunderer, realizing their identities after putting the two halves together. It turns out it's actually the a chunk of vibranium, the first of its kind, and that anyone who possesses it can make more and virtually rule the world. I.e., it's also a prime MacGuffin.
23rd Feb '17 6:19:23 PM M84
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Storks}}'': Tulip has a part of the homing beacon that would have guided her home if [[DeliveryStork the stork]] that was supposed to deliver her hadn't accidentally destroyed it.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Storks}}'': Tulip has a part of the homing beacon that would have guided her home if [[DeliveryStork the stork]] that was supposed to deliver her hadn't accidentally destroyed it. [[spoiler:Said stork Jasper spent years looking for the parts of the beacon so that he can bring Tulip to her family and finally complete the delivery. Tulip's piece is the last one needed.]]
5th Feb '17 10:59:03 AM jamespolk
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* ''Film/OrphansOfTheStorm'': Louise's identity as the Countess's long-lost daughter is confirmed by the locket that the Countess left with the baby before it was taken from her.
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