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25th Apr '16 10:02:04 PM Odacon_Spy
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* In the ColdOpen for an episode of ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'', Jake receives an inheritance of one million dollars worth of stock... for Blockbuster Video.
20th Apr '16 10:26:36 AM Eddy1215
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* ''WesternAnimation/FelixTheCatTheMovie'' had this. The Duke of Zil is outraged to discover that the magical treasure he's spent the movie searching for is nothing more than a book with the words "Truth, Love and Wisdom" written on the pages. Played with in that the book ''still'' has the power to kill the Master Cylinder when Felix throws it at him.

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* ''WesternAnimation/FelixTheCatTheMovie'' had this. The Duke of Zil is outraged to discover that the magical treasure book of power he's spent the movie searching for is has nothing more than a book with but the words "Truth, Love and Wisdom" written on the pages. Played with in that the book ''still'' has the power to kill the Master Cylinder when Felix throws it at him.
14th Apr '16 12:41:10 AM urutapu
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* ''Manga/HunterXHunter'': Near the end of the Greed Island arc, the group defeats Razor and goes up a tower to gain an ultra-rare card. Their NPC guide talks about how there was no treasure in a particular cave and that its beauty and holiness was the real treasure... which immediately becomes a card.
** Doesn't...doesn't that completely defeat the point?!

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* ''Manga/HunterXHunter'': SubvertedTrope. Near the end of the Greed Island arc, the group defeats Razor and goes up a tower to gain an ultra-rare card.card, Patch of Shore. Their NPC guide talks about how there was no treasure in a particular cave and that its beauty and holiness was the real treasure... after which immediately becomes a card.
** Doesn't...doesn't that completely defeat
the point?!''patch of shore'' near the cave ''becomes a card''. The card ''isn't'' particularly valuable in and of itself, but it ''is'' necessary to beat the game.
16th Feb '16 11:13:02 AM marcoasalazarm
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** Actually, the baseball is autographed by one of the players of the Brooklyn Dodgers (which was Casper's favorite team when he was alive). Of course, the value of the baseball in comparison to what was done because of it (attempted murder, murder, lots of personal damage thanks to throwing people to the ghosts) wouldn't really pay back anything.
2nd Feb '16 11:15:17 PM RAMChYLD
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/JuliusJr'' episode ''Clancy, Be Careful'', the gang helps Diamondbeard find treasure from a map he's found. It turns out that the treasure was all the stuff that belonged to him when he was a baby, and the treasure was his ''mom's''.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/JuliusJr'' episode ''Clancy, Be Careful'', the gang helps Diamondbeard find treasure from a map he's found. It turns out that the treasure was all the stuff that belonged to him when he was a baby, and because the treasure was his ''mom's''.''mom's treasure''.
2nd Feb '16 11:13:30 PM RAMChYLD
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/JuliusJr'' episode ''Clancy, Be Careful'', the gang helps Diamondbeard find treasure from a map he's found. It turns out that the treasure was all the stuff that belonged to him when he was a baby, and the treasure was his ''mom's''.
20th Jan '16 9:01:11 PM Lirodon
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* Played with by ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'': one room, unlocked by playing a specific song on a piano, contains a red sphere touted as a "legendary artifact". However, you cannot take it, as the game states that you're "[[NoodleIncident carrying too many dogs]]". [[spoiler:Lo and behold, you now have an item called an "[[AuthorAvatar Annoying Dog]]" in your inventory; "Use" or drop the dog, and it floats up to the pedestal, "absorbs" the artifact, and just leaves, [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment and no one ever mentions it again]]. The dog is replaced in the inventory by an item called "Dog Residue", whose only function is to fill the inventory with more Dog Residue.]]

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* Played with by ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'': one room, unlocked by playing a specific song on a piano, contains a red sphere touted as a "legendary artifact". However, you cannot take it, as the game states that you're "[[NoodleIncident carrying too many dogs]]". [[spoiler:Lo and behold, you now have an item called an "[[AuthorAvatar Annoying Dog]]" in your inventory; "Use" or drop the dog, and it floats up to the pedestal, "absorbs" the artifact, and just leaves, [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment and no one ever mentions it again]]. The dog is replaced in the inventory by an item called "Dog Residue", whose only function is to fill the inventory with more Dog Residue.Residue (which is just random items such as dirty dishes and unfinished jigsaw puzzles, but sometimes a healing item called Dog Salad).]]
12th Jan '16 7:55:38 PM Lirodon
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* Played with by ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'': one room, unlocked by playing a specific song on a piano, contains a red sphere touted as a "legendary artifact". However, you cannot take it, as the game states that you're "carrying too many dogs". [[spoiler:Lo and behold, an item called an "[[AuthorAvatar Annoying Dog]]" had popped up in your inventory; "Use" or drop the dog, and it floats up to the pedestal, "absorbs" the artifact, and just leaves. The dog is replaced in the inventory by an item called "Dog Residue", whose only function is to fill the inventory with more Dog Residue.]]

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* Played with by ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'': one room, unlocked by playing a specific song on a piano, contains a red sphere touted as a "legendary artifact". However, you cannot take it, as the game states that you're "carrying "[[NoodleIncident carrying too many dogs". dogs]]". [[spoiler:Lo and behold, you now have an item called an "[[AuthorAvatar Annoying Dog]]" had popped up in your inventory; "Use" or drop the dog, and it floats up to the pedestal, "absorbs" the artifact, and just leaves.leaves, [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment and no one ever mentions it again]]. The dog is replaced in the inventory by an item called "Dog Residue", whose only function is to fill the inventory with more Dog Residue.]]
12th Jan '16 6:45:17 PM LordKimmington
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* The old ''Literature/TheThreeInvestigators'' children's novels contained an example that lacked a clear moral: a sunken riverboat holding a watertight chest that contains millions of dollars in Confederate money. It may have worthless when the book was written, but...

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* The old ''Literature/TheThreeInvestigators'' children's novels contained an example that lacked a clear moral: a sunken riverboat holding a watertight chest that contains millions of dollars in Confederate money. It may have been worthless when the book was written, but...
11th Jan '16 6:55:52 PM Freezer
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* ''[[WesternAnimation/{{MASK}} M.A.S.K.]]'' plays this trope straight on rare occasion.

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* %%* ''[[WesternAnimation/{{MASK}} M.A.S.K.]]'' plays this trope straight on rare occasion.
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