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24th Apr '17 5:31:52 AM SilentStranger
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* The "Kitchen Irish" arc of ''ThePunisherMAX'' revolves around a modern version of this trope. An evil elderly irish gangster had willed three map coordinates that would lead to his hidden money somewhere in New York, and given each to a different gang leader, knowing that they all hated both him and eachother and would tear eachother apart trying to get the others coordinates after he died. [[spoiler: On the off-chance that they ever decided to put the hostilities on hold and find the treasure together (which they do at the climax of the story), it turns out the treasure wasnt even real, it was just a bomb with the word CUNTS! carved into the C4 attached to it.]]



* ''WesternAnimation/TheRoadToElDorado'' uses this for the first half-hour or so, with the rest set in the 'treasure' of El Dorado.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheRoadToElDorado'' uses this for the first half-hour or so, with the rest set in the 'treasure' of El Dorado. It's also a bit of a historical joke as fake maps to El Dorado were common during the era, but this one just happened to be real.
2nd Apr '17 5:16:23 PM eroock
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The AdventurerArchaeologist will often come across treasure maps. This trope is also a form of AMacguffinFullOfMoney. This trope is often associated with PirateBooty, despite the fact that pirates rarely buried treasure - the typical pirate would spend most of his income from a voyage outfitting the ship for the next one, and squander the rest on high living before setting out on said voyage.

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The AdventurerArchaeologist will often come across treasure maps. This trope is also a form of AMacguffinFullOfMoney.AMacGuffinFullOfMoney. This trope is often associated with PirateBooty, despite the fact that pirates rarely buried treasure - the typical pirate would spend most of his income from a voyage outfitting the ship for the next one, and squander the rest on high living before setting out on said voyage.
18th Mar '17 12:22:40 PM nombretomado
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* One of the infamous plot points of ''NationalTreasure'' was that there was a treasure map on the back of the Declaration of Independence. It turns out to be of the encrypted message-type rather than an actual map.

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* One of the infamous plot points of ''NationalTreasure'' ''Film/NationalTreasure'' was that there was a treasure map on the back of the Declaration of Independence. It turns out to be of the encrypted message-type rather than an actual map.
26th Feb '17 12:51:19 PM eroock
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* In ''Film/TheGoonies'', Mikey leads the Goonies with the centuries-old map hoping it still leads to PirateBooty. Of course, [[ChekhovsLegend it does]].

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* In ''Film/TheGoonies'', Mikey leads the Goonies with the centuries-old map hoping it still leads to PirateBooty. Of course, [[ChekhovsLegend [[TheLegendOfChekhov it does]].
26th Feb '17 12:50:43 PM eroock
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* ''Film/TheGoonies''. Mikey leads the Goonies with the centuries-old map hoping it still leads to PirateBooty.

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* ''Film/TheGoonies''. In ''Film/TheGoonies'', Mikey leads the Goonies with the centuries-old map hoping it still leads to PirateBooty.PirateBooty. Of course, [[ChekhovsLegend it does]].
31st Jan '17 2:12:37 PM ErraticCamelid
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Gofrette}}'' episode "The Pirates of Zanimo", Gofrette, along with Fudge and Ellie, try to find his treasure map, sent by his Granny Smith, after two pirates get a hold of it and reach the treasure first.
7th Jan '17 11:13:57 AM nombretomado
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AzpByR3MvI The song at the top of this page]] from ''LazyTown'' fits this trope perfectly.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AzpByR3MvI The song at the top of this page]] from ''LazyTown'' ''Series/LazyTown'' fits this trope perfectly.
29th Dec '16 10:23:11 AM MiddleEighth
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[[folder: Fan Works]]
*The four take a complicated map off a mugger in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World''. They're told it leads to a mine. “Why would we want to go to a mine?” George sensibly asks. The woman they asked tells them the mine is probably infested with monsters or bandits and must hold something good, since it requires a rare jump gem to get there. The four decide the map must have been given them by the gods to point them to the amulet Ringo wants so badly. However, when they finally get the requisite jump gem and go to the valley where the mine is, they discover that another adventuring party has beaten them there and is just about to come out with the spoils. HilarityEnsues.
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10th Dec '16 6:31:19 PM nombretomado
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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ConanTheBarbarian story "The Pool of the Black Ones", Zaporavo has a book.

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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ConanTheBarbarian Literature/ConanTheBarbarian story "The Pool of the Black Ones", "Literature/ThePoolOfTheBlackOne", Zaporavo has a book.
4th Dec '16 12:51:05 PM MrThorfan64
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* Averted in the ''{{Tintin}}'' two part story, "Recap/TintinTheSecretOfTheUnicorn" and "Recap/TintinRedRackhamsTreasure" in the necessary information is not a map, but three papers that when held together reveal the coordinates of the sunken ship's location. Even then, Tintin had to reckon with Capt's Haddock using the Paris Meridian and not the Prime Meridian for his starting point and even then the whole message on the papers really meant that the treasure was [[spoiler:actually hidden in Marlinspike Hall]].

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* Averted in the ''{{Tintin}}'' two part story, "Recap/TintinTheSecretOfTheUnicorn" and "Recap/TintinRedRackhamsTreasure" in the necessary information is not a map, but three papers that when held together reveal the coordinates of the sunken ship's location. Even then, Tintin had to reckon with Capt's Haddock using the Paris Meridian and not the Prime Meridian for his starting point and even then the whole message on the papers really meant that the treasure was [[spoiler:actually hidden in Marlinspike Hall]]. At one point they misunderstand the map, thinking the treasure is buried on the Island, then after digging realize that Sir Francis wouldn't have left the treasure on the island and never come back for it.
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