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6th Jan '18 3:55:20 PM wingedcatgirl
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** In Book II of ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemMysteryOfTheEmblem Mystery of the Emblem]]''you occasionally find Silver Axes, and never recruit anybody who can equip them. Averted in the DS remake where you do get several axe fighters, and the Silver Axes are replaced with what they were worth in the first place: gold.

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** In Book II of ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemMysteryOfTheEmblem Mystery of the Emblem]]''you Emblem]]'' you occasionally find Silver Axes, and never recruit anybody who can equip them. Averted in the DS remake where you do get several axe fighters, and the Silver Axes are replaced with what they were worth in the first place: gold.
6th Jan '18 3:54:45 PM wingedcatgirl
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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemMysteryOfTheEmblem'': In Book II you occasionally find Silver Axes, and never recruit anybody who can equip them. Averted in the DS remake where you do get several axe fighters, and the Silver Axes are replaced with what they were worth in the first place: gold.
** Similarly, ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemRadiantDawn Radiant Dawn]]'' gave you a chance to find (and buy!) Dark magic tomes near the very end of the game, which at first seems silly without anyone in your party able to use them... [[EquipmentSpoiler keywords being "at first"]]; in a NewGamePlus, you can recruit [[spoiler:Pelleas (who specializes in Dark magic]] and [[spoiler:Lehran, who can use them in the final battle, but comes with no tomes of his own, so you have give some to him in the middle of the fight, [[AwesomeButImpractical which is a waste of time]]]].
** Throughout the series, enemies or chests will drop gems or bullion that have no purpose except to be sold.

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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemMysteryOfTheEmblem'': ''Franchise/FireEmblem'':
** Throughout the series, enemies or chests will drop gems or bullion that have no purpose except to be sold -- except on a ranking run, where selling them kills your Funds score due to the exact definition of the requirement.
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In Book II you of ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemMysteryOfTheEmblem Mystery of the Emblem]]''you occasionally find Silver Axes, and never recruit anybody who can equip them. Averted in the DS remake where you do get several axe fighters, and the Silver Axes are replaced with what they were worth in the first place: gold.
** Similarly, ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemRadiantDawn Radiant Dawn]]'' gave you a chance to find (and buy!) Dark magic tomes near the very end of the game, which at first seems silly without anyone in your party able to use them... [[EquipmentSpoiler keywords being "at first"]]; in a NewGamePlus, you can recruit [[spoiler:Pelleas (who specializes in Dark magic]] and [[spoiler:Lehran, who can use them in the final battle, but comes with no tomes of his own, so you have give some to him in the middle of the fight, [[AwesomeButImpractical which is a waste of time]]]].
** Throughout the series, enemies or chests will drop gems or bullion that have no purpose except to be sold.
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28th Dec '17 7:54:51 AM Cryoclaste
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* The ''{{Pokemon}}'' games have such items as Nuggets, Pearls, Stardust, and Tiny Mushrooms.

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* The ''{{Pokemon}}'' ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' games have such items as Nuggets, Pearls, Stardust, and Tiny Mushrooms.
26th Dec '17 10:46:03 AM Silverblade2
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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblem: [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia Mystery of the Emblem]]'': In Book II you occasionally find Silver Axes, and never recruit anybody who can equip them. Averted in the DS remake where you do get several axe fighters, and the Silver Axes are replaced with what they were worth in the first place: gold.
** Similarly, ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Radiant Dawn]]'' gave you a chance to find (and buy!) Dark magic tomes near the very end of the game, which at first seems silly without anyone in your party able to use them... [[EquipmentSpoiler keywords being "at first"]]; in a NewGamePlus, you can recruit [[spoiler:Pelleas (who specializes in Dark magic]] and [[spoiler:Lehran, who can use them in the final battle, but comes with no tomes of his own, so you have give some to him in the middle of the fight, [[AwesomeButImpractical which is a waste of time]]]].

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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblem: [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia Mystery of the Emblem]]'': ''VideoGame/FireEmblemMysteryOfTheEmblem'': In Book II you occasionally find Silver Axes, and never recruit anybody who can equip them. Averted in the DS remake where you do get several axe fighters, and the Silver Axes are replaced with what they were worth in the first place: gold.
** Similarly, ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemRadiantDawn Radiant Dawn]]'' gave you a chance to find (and buy!) Dark magic tomes near the very end of the game, which at first seems silly without anyone in your party able to use them... [[EquipmentSpoiler keywords being "at first"]]; in a NewGamePlus, you can recruit [[spoiler:Pelleas (who specializes in Dark magic]] and [[spoiler:Lehran, who can use them in the final battle, but comes with no tomes of his own, so you have give some to him in the middle of the fight, [[AwesomeButImpractical which is a waste of time]]]].
8th Dec '17 5:06:57 PM LinTaylor
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* ''VideoGame/QuestForGloryV'' had this happen unintentionally. The designers were going to let players use bows and arrows for the first time in the series, but the game was rushed to market and thus the feature had to be [[DummiedOut cut]]. The player can still find arrows on defeated enemies, but since there's no way to ever obtain a bow they ended up becoming this trope.
22nd Nov '17 10:38:37 AM intastiel
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* D&D's spiritual successor ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' tries to {{reconstruct|ion}} this trope by providing the notable features, resale value, and potential buyers of some truly bizarre Vendor Trash, right up to up-market embalming oils and a room-sized vintage calliope (in mint and lightly-used condition, no less).

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* D&D's spiritual successor ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' tries to {{reconstruct|ion}} this trope by providing the notable features, resale value, and potential buyers of some truly bizarre Vendor Trash, right up to up-market embalming oils and a room-sized vintage calliope (in (with further notes on the difficulty of getting it out in mint condition and lightly-used condition, no less).the depreciation rate for wear and tear).
7th Oct '17 1:15:07 PM totoofze47
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* ''VideoGame/Yakuza0'' has Plates, items which are commonly found in substories or by helping victims in the streets, and which serve no other purpose than to be sold.
13th Sep '17 1:55:06 PM Leylicite
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* In the spaceship flying/combat game ''VideoGame/FTLFasterThanLight'', defeating most enemy ships only gives you money and basic resources, but occasionally defeating an enemy or completing a quest can give you useful equipment like an extra weapon, [[AttackDrone remote drone]] or augment. Most of these are useful for expanding or slotting into your weapons loadout, but particularly resource-intensive or underpowered weapons (like the Burst Laser III and Breach Missile, which require 4 and 3 weapons bars respectively out of a potential maximum of 8, have very slow charge times, and only do moderate damage) will often be sold to stores instead of actually equipped. The same goes for [[AttackDrone drones]] if you don't have a drone system to actually use them with, or the Repair Arm augment which [[CastFromMoney takes a percentage of your money to automatically heal you]]. Stores only pay half-sell-price for equipment, but you can still get quite a bit of money from selling 2 otherwise useless/impractical pieces of equipment.
11th Sep '17 2:43:37 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* There are so many of these things in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'', it would be impossible to list. Basically, if you could realistically pick up something with one hand -- you could put it into your inventory and sell it to someone. The thing was, only a fraction of the items had any use at all.
** It's possible to find ancient statues in equally ancient ruins that, at first glance, appear to be vendor trash. Selling one to an unsuspecting shopkeeper piques the interest of a collector who employs your services as his personal [[FetchQuest fetch monkey]] to complete the set. You could, with the aid of [[GuideDangIt in-character precognition]] just go directly to the collector however.
*** They did the same thing with another item. Hint: if you're in a fort, be on the lookout for "Shadowbanish Wine".
** Some of that Vendor Trash may well be the required offering to a certain Daedra Prince (Think Sheogorath and a ball of yarn)
*** There is a quest in the Shivering Isles that requires a pair of calipers and another of tongs. Also, it's apparently legit to loot the houses of people who've tried to kill you. It registers as theft in your Journal, but nowhere else.
** An aversion for many of the trash/clutter items, though, is that they have trashy monetary values. A fair amount of items sell for nothing at all. Gems and metal nuggets are the more prototypical vendor trash, though their high values mean you're very likely to get ripped off when selling them.
** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by shopkeepers in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]''. See page quote.

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* There are so many of these things in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'', it would be impossible to list. Basically, if ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'': The world is filled with objects that you could realistically can pick up something with one hand -- you could put it into up, add to your inventory and sell it to someone. The thing was, only a fraction sell. Most of the them have no in-game function except as props and vendor trash. However, some items had any use at all.
** It's possible to find ancient statues in equally ancient ruins that, at first glance,
that appear to be vendor trash. Selling one to an unsuspecting shopkeeper piques the interest of trash can actually start a collector who employs your services as his personal [[FetchQuest fetch monkey]] to complete the set. You could, with the aid of [[GuideDangIt in-character precognition]] just go directly to the collector however.
*** They did the same thing with another item. Hint: if you're in a fort, be on the lookout for "Shadowbanish Wine".
** Some of that Vendor Trash may well be the required offering to a certain Daedra Prince (Think Sheogorath and a ball of yarn)
*** There is a quest in the Shivering Isles that requires a pair of calipers and another of tongs. Also, it's apparently legit to loot the houses of people who've tried to kill you. It registers as theft in your Journal, but nowhere else.
** An aversion for many of the trash/clutter items, though, is that they have trashy monetary values. A fair amount of items sell for nothing at all. Gems and metal nuggets are the more prototypical vendor trash, though their high values mean you're very likely to get ripped off when selling them.
** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by shopkeepers in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]''. See page quote.
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* The "Pretty Stone" in the first ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' game. Likewise, the "Mystery Mold" that RandomlyDrops from the randomly appearing Black Fungus; which is sold for 9999 cash! Sora apparently isn't curious just what merchants do with magic mushrooms formed from the darkness.
** Especially when the merchants are kids. And nephews to Donald, no less.

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* The "Pretty Stone" in the first ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' game. Likewise, the "Mystery Mold" that RandomlyDrops from the randomly appearing Black Fungus; which is sold for 9999 cash! Sora apparently isn't curious just what merchants do with magic mushrooms formed from the darkness.
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darkness. Especially when the merchants are kids. And nephews to Donald, no less.
6th Sep '17 2:50:05 PM Korodzik
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* ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeRedemption'' has a lot of jewelry items, whose sole in-game function is to increase your Appearance stat when worn, which is of dubious utility. Their true purpose is to be sold for money. In the single-player game, any items not usable by vampires (such as Holy Statuettes and Holy Crosses) also qualify.
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