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5th Nov '17 9:57:57 AM Gosicrystal
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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast'', there's one locked treasure chest whose only key, you are told, is inside the chest, and you can never open it. Fortunately you can drag it with you until you find a master lockpicker.
** An UnwinnableByInsanity example in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening''[='=]s Angler Tunnel: the door one particular InterchangeableAntimatterKey was meant to be used on has another behind it, but by making a tricky jump it could be used on a different door that didn't have a replacement behind it.
*** Played with in the Key Cavern of the same game, also averting PermanentlyMissableContent. A hub room in one part of the dungeon had four locked doors. Three of them were dead ends that also contained a key (which could be used on one of the remaining locked doors), while the fourth allowed the player to proceed (but did not give the player a key, so the other doors accessible from the hub remained locked). Near the end of the dungeon, an extra key could be obtained to access any locked rooms the player hadn't entered.
** At one point in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword, a key is held by a Mook on the other side of some bars. The solution is to use the [[WhipItGood whip]] to grab the key.
** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheMinishCap'', Talon lost the key to Lon Lon Ranch, and the spare key is inside the house. The solution is to shrink down to Minish size, enter the house through a small hole, pick up the key inside and bring it to him.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'':

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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
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In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast'', ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast A Link to the Past]]'', there's one locked treasure chest whose only key, you are told, is inside the chest, and you can never open it. Fortunately you can drag it with you until you find a master lockpicker.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening Link's Awakening]]'':
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An UnwinnableByInsanity example in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening''[='=]s Angler Tunnel: the door one particular InterchangeableAntimatterKey was meant to be used on has another behind it, but by making a tricky jump it could be used on a different door that didn't have a replacement behind it.
*** Played with in the Key Cavern of the same game, Cavern, also averting PermanentlyMissableContent. A hub room in one part of the dungeon had four locked doors. Three of them were dead ends that also contained a key (which could be used on one of the remaining locked doors), while the fourth allowed the player to proceed (but did not give the player a key, so the other doors accessible from the hub remained locked). Near the end of the dungeon, an extra key could be obtained to access any locked rooms the player hadn't entered.
** At one point in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword, ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword]]'', a key is held by a Mook on the other side of some bars. The solution is to use the [[WhipItGood whip]] to grab the key.
** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheMinishCap'', ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheMinishCap Minish Cap]]'', Talon lost the key to Lon Lon Ranch, and the spare key is inside the house. The solution is to shrink down to Minish size, enter the house through a small hole, pick up the key inside and bring it to him.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'': ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'':



*** A later shrine has a literal example, where a chest containing the key you need to get into a cell is inside the cell. The solution is to [[spoiler: shoot a burning arrow through the cell's bars into the chest, which is made of wood. Once the chest burns up, you can use the Magnesis rune to pick up the key.]]
*** Not a shrine, but the upper reaches of Death Mountain are so hot that Link will ''[[ManOnFire catch fire]]'' the instant he enters the hot zone, and rapidly start losing health as a direct consequence. Fireproof Elixirs, which negate this effect, can be bought at Eldin Ranch or off of Goron merchants at lower altitudes, but the very nature of the game means you could very well not approach from that direction, and even then the elixirs don't last forever. Fireproof Lizards and Scorchwing Butterflies exist to make more elixirs, and Flameguard armor can be bought in Goron City to protect from the extreme heat... and both are found in the ultrahot parts of Death Mountain. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-VX0wUwbjE Have fun.]]

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*** A later shrine has a literal example, where a chest containing the key you need to get into a cell is inside the cell. The solution is to [[spoiler: shoot a burning arrow through the cell's bars into the chest, which is made of wood. Once the chest burns up, you can use the Magnesis rune to pick up the key.]]
*** Not a shrine, but the The upper reaches of Death Mountain are so hot that Link will ''[[ManOnFire catch fire]]'' the instant he enters the hot zone, and rapidly start losing health as a direct consequence. Fireproof Elixirs, which negate this effect, can be bought at Eldin Ranch or off of Goron merchants at lower altitudes, but the very nature of the game means you could very well not approach from that direction, and even then the elixirs don't last forever. Fireproof Lizards and Scorchwing Butterflies exist to make more elixirs, and Flameguard armor can be bought in Goron City to protect from the extreme heat... and both are found in the ultrahot parts of Death Mountain. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-VX0wUwbjE Have fun.]]
1st Oct '17 11:37:28 PM DrOO7
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* An episode of ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' had Woody trying to install a [=VCR=] when someone handed him the instructional video that came with it. ''[[TheDitz Woody]]'' of all people incredulously asks, "We hook it up. . .and ''then'' we watch the video on how to hook it up?!"
14th Sep '17 10:11:16 PM Scistorm
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** At one point in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword, a key is held by a Mook on the other side of some bars. The solution is to use the [[WhipItGood whip]] to grab the key.



*** The shrine containing the bomb rune is surrounded by walls, and the gate is blocked by a giant rock that can only be destroyed by... bombs. It serves as a reminder to players of previous Zelda games that [[spoiler: in this one, just climbing over the wall is a viable option.]]

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*** The shrine containing the bomb rune is surrounded by walls, and the gate is blocked by a giant rock that can only be destroyed by... bombs. It serves as a reminder to players of previous Zelda games that [[spoiler: in this one, just [[spoiler:just climbing over the wall wall]] is a viable option.]]
21st Aug '17 4:08:07 PM bitemytail
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* Averted in StuartAshen's review of the Packbuster (a multitool for opening the packaging around products). The blister pack has a notch cut into one corner so you can open it without using scissors or the Packbuster. As Stuart puts it: "Extra bonus points for that; that is good. There's nothing like buying some sort of device for packages and ''not being able to get in the package.''"

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* Averted in StuartAshen's WebVideo/StuartAshen's review of the Packbuster (a multitool for opening the packaging around products). The blister pack has a notch cut into one corner so you can open it without using scissors or the Packbuster. As Stuart puts it: "Extra bonus points for that; that is good. There's nothing like buying some sort of device for packages and ''not being able to get in the package.''"
15th Aug '17 10:29:12 PM CerotechOmega
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*** Not a shrine, but the upper reaches of Death Mountain are so hot that Link will ''[[ManOnFire catch fire]]'' the instant he enters the hot zone, and rapidly start losing health as a direct consequence. Fireproof Elixirs, which negate this effect, can be bought at Eldin Ranch or off of Goron merchants at lower altitudes, but the very nature of the game means you could very well not approach from that direction, and even then the elixirs don't last forever. Fireproof Lizards and Scorchwing Butterflies exist to make more elixirs, and Flameguard armor can be bought in Goron City to protect from the extreme heat... and both are found in the ultrahot parts of Death Mountain. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-VX0wUwbjE Have fun.]]
18th Jun '17 6:00:32 AM NateTheGreat
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* Averted in StuartAshen's review of the Packbuster (a multitool for opening the packaging around products). The blister pack has a notch cut into one corner so you can open it without using scissors or the Packbuster. As Stuart puts it: "Extra bonus points for that; that is good. There's nothing like buying some sort of device for packages and ''not being able to get in the package.''"
26th May '17 10:09:22 AM draph91
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** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheMinishCap'', Malon lost the key to Lon Lon Ranch, and the spare key is inside the house. The solution is to shrink down to Minish size, enter the house through a small hole, pick up the key inside and bring it to him.

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** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheMinishCap'', Malon Talon lost the key to Lon Lon Ranch, and the spare key is inside the house. The solution is to shrink down to Minish size, enter the house through a small hole, pick up the key inside and bring it to him.
3rd May '17 7:20:18 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'' episode "My New Wand", Star's wand goes crazy and seals itself in her closet along with the spellbook. Since Star unlocks the closet with the wand, this presents a problem. She has to learn to channel magic without the wand's help to solve the problem.
2nd May '17 1:58:09 PM MaulMachine
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* In the third episode of ''Anime/CowboyBeBop'' this is played straight. The only way to decrypt the special decryption program is with a cypher key that was itself encrypted, and only the protagonists know where the key is.
2nd Apr '17 5:48:46 PM WillyFourEyes
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* When WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd needs to open the plastic case around a Tiger Electronics wristwatch game, he gets a pair of scissors from [[WebVideo/YouKnowWhatsBullshit the Bullshit Man]], who complains about needing a second pair of scissors to open the plastic packaging around the first pair.

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