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4th Jul '16 3:02:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Lovely Assistant'' (by Geoph Essex), when Jenny ''finally'' gets the chance to take a lesson in [[spoiler: [[TheGrimReaper Grim Reaping]]]] from [[TheObiWan Caravel]], Caravel essentially says "YouWillKnowWhatToDo" when it comes to [[spoiler: using the sword and guiding people to the afterlife]]. As it turns out, it's literally true: Jenny instinctively knows what to do when she gets there, and is pretty surprised by that fact herself. (The implication that the experience is better than drugs or sex for [[spoiler: [[TheGrimReaper Grim Reapers]]]] suggests that it's just a "natural" thing for them to do, like fish swimming or birds flying.)

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* In ''Lovely Assistant'' (by Geoph Essex), when Jenny ''finally'' gets the chance to take a lesson in [[spoiler: [[TheGrimReaper Grim Reaping]]]] from [[TheObiWan Caravel]], Caravel, Caravel essentially says "YouWillKnowWhatToDo" when it comes to [[spoiler: using the sword and guiding people to the afterlife]]. As it turns out, it's literally true: Jenny instinctively knows what to do when she gets there, and is pretty surprised by that fact herself. (The implication that the experience is better than drugs or sex for [[spoiler: [[TheGrimReaper Grim Reapers]]]] suggests that it's just a "natural" thing for them to do, like fish swimming or birds flying.)
11th Jun '16 4:18:28 PM nombretomado
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* Done several times in the SwordOfTruth. Prophecies given 3000+ years ago can be pretty nonspecific, you know? Additionally, the irrational use of this trope is lampshaded by Richard himself, who, as Seeker, is somehow expected to know how to solve everyone's problems. He actually ends up subverting his own lampshade by being an unusually bright and logical protagonist, and its revealed that one of the primary characteristics of a true Seeker is that they have this trope or the ability to invoke it ''before'' they get the sword.

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* Done several times in the SwordOfTruth.''Literature/SwordOfTruth''. Prophecies given 3000+ years ago can be pretty nonspecific, you know? Additionally, the irrational use of this trope is lampshaded by Richard himself, who, as Seeker, is somehow expected to know how to solve everyone's problems. He actually ends up subverting his own lampshade by being an unusually bright and logical protagonist, and its revealed that one of the primary characteristics of a true Seeker is that they have this trope or the ability to invoke it ''before'' they get the sword.
24th Feb '16 5:55:14 AM MegaMarioMan
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* In ''RatchetAndClank Future'', after a slight Fourth Wall breaking moment, recurring character "The Plumber" gives the protagonists a "3 3/4 Centicubit Hexagonal Washer" claiming it will "[[ItMayHelpYouOnYourQuest come in handy]]". Sure enough [[spoiler:it helps them escape from a collapsing alternate dimension at the end of the game.]]

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* In ''RatchetAndClank Future'', ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankFutureToolsOfDestruction'', after a slight Fourth Wall breaking moment, recurring character "The Plumber" [[RecurringTraveler The Plumber]] gives the protagonists a "3 3/4 Centicubit Hexagonal Washer" claiming it will "[[ItMayHelpYouOnYourQuest come in handy]]". Sure enough [[spoiler:it helps them escape from a collapsing alternate dimension at the end of the game.]]
7th Jan '16 11:03:43 PM FordPrefect
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* Done several times in the SwordOfTruth. Prophecies given 3000+ years ago can be pretty nonspecific, you know? Additionally, the irrational use of this trope is lampshaded by Richard himself, who, as Seeker, is somehow expected to know how to solve everyones' problems. He actually ends up subverting his own lampshade by being an unusually bright and logical protagonist, and its revealed that one of the primary characteristics of a true Seeker is that they have this trope or the ability to invoke it ''before'' they get the sword.

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* Done several times in the SwordOfTruth. Prophecies given 3000+ years ago can be pretty nonspecific, you know? Additionally, the irrational use of this trope is lampshaded by Richard himself, who, as Seeker, is somehow expected to know how to solve everyones' everyone's problems. He actually ends up subverting his own lampshade by being an unusually bright and logical protagonist, and its revealed that one of the primary characteristics of a true Seeker is that they have this trope or the ability to invoke it ''before'' they get the sword.



* In ''[[ThePowerOfFive Evil Star]]'', the Incas give Richard a Tumi (sacrifical knife), warning him that he will regret ever having been given it. [[spoiler: In the final book ''Oblivion'', Richard uses the knife to kill Matt, sparing him from further pain and torture, and allowing past Matt to be summoned to the present.]]

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* In ''[[ThePowerOfFive Evil Star]]'', the Incas give Richard a Tumi (sacrifical (sacrificial knife), warning him that he will regret ever having been given it. [[spoiler: In the final book ''Oblivion'', Richard uses the knife to kill Matt, sparing him from further pain and torture, and allowing past Matt to be summoned to the present.]]
6th Nov '15 5:47:26 PM nombretomado
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* In ''RaveMaster'', Haru Glory, wielder of the Ten Commandments sword, initially can only create the "Explosion Sword." Eventually, he is given the Rave of Wisdom, which gives him knowledge which is only gradually unlocked and told "YouWillKnowWhatToDo." From then on, he's able to [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands whip out new forms of his sword as the plot demands.]] This comes with understanding of ''how'' the powers work, so he can from then on also call them forth at will.

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* In ''RaveMaster'', ''Manga/RaveMaster'', Haru Glory, wielder of the Ten Commandments sword, initially can only create the "Explosion Sword." Eventually, he is given the Rave of Wisdom, which gives him knowledge which is only gradually unlocked and told "YouWillKnowWhatToDo." From then on, he's able to [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands whip out new forms of his sword as the plot demands.]] This comes with understanding of ''how'' the powers work, so he can from then on also call them forth at will.
23rd Sep '15 8:13:48 PM 123zane321
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** In ''[[ThePowerOfFive Evil Star]]'', the Incas give Richard a Tumi (sacrifical knife), warning him that he will regret ever having been given it. [[spoiler: In the final book ''Oblivion'', Richard uses the knife to kill Matt, sparing him from further pain and torture, and allowing past Matt to be summoned to the present.]]

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** * In ''[[ThePowerOfFive Evil Star]]'', the Incas give Richard a Tumi (sacrifical knife), warning him that he will regret ever having been given it. [[spoiler: In the final book ''Oblivion'', Richard uses the knife to kill Matt, sparing him from further pain and torture, and allowing past Matt to be summoned to the present.]]
23rd Sep '15 8:13:27 PM 123zane321
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** In ''[[ThePowerOfFive Evil Star]]'', the Incas give Richard a Tumi (sacrifical knife), warning him that he will regret ever having been given it. [[spoiler: In the final book ''Oblivion'', Richard uses the knife to kill Matt, sparing him from further pain and torture, and allowing past Matt to be summoned to the present.]]
11th May '15 11:47:46 PM SeptimusHeap
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* In PerryMoore's superhero novel ''Literature/{{Hero}}'', the protagonist's mother gives him [[spoiler:a thinly-disguised Kryptonite ring]] with this instruction. Why she doesn't use it herself is less than clear.

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* In PerryMoore's Creator/PerryMoore's superhero novel ''Literature/{{Hero}}'', the protagonist's mother gives him [[spoiler:a thinly-disguised Kryptonite ring]] with this instruction. Why she doesn't use it herself is less than clear.
7th Jan '15 10:54:44 PM Elenna123
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* In ''TheLordOfTheRings'', Galadrial gives Sam a phial of water from her fountain, saying "May it be a light to you in dark places, when all other lights go out". While this has an obvious literal meaning, it takes on a new significance when [[spoiler:Sam is fighting Shelob and it turns out that the light from a Silmaril is a more potent weapon against the daughter of [[EldritchAbomination Ungoliant]] than the sharpest of swords could ever be]].

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* In ''TheLordOfTheRings'', Galadrial gives Sam Frodo a phial of water from her fountain, saying "May it be a light to you in dark places, when all other lights go out". While this has an obvious literal meaning, it takes on a new significance when [[spoiler:Sam is fighting Shelob and it turns out that the light from a Silmaril is a more potent weapon against the daughter of [[EldritchAbomination Ungoliant]] than the sharpest of swords could ever be]].
11th Dec '14 8:22:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* The main character of the movie ''{{Paycheck}}'' gets ''twenty'' of these in a NoteToSelf, but this is more {{justified|Trope}} than most examples of this trope, as well as more skillfully executed. (It's pulled off with even ''more'' flair in the original short story.)
* In the second ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' film: "I gotta [[ItMayHelpYouOnYourQuest Jar o' Diiirt]]!" Subverted somewhat in that it [[spoiler:really does turn out to be useless. The useful stuff was taken out beforehand.]]
* The Autobox Matrix of Ass-Kicking in ''TransformersTheMovie''. Nicely handled when, halfway through the movie, someone tries to use it and can't - it's not ''bad enough'' for the heroes yet.

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* The Autobox Matrix of Ass-Kicking in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie''. Nicely handled when, halfway through the movie, someone tries to use it and can't - it's not ''bad enough'' for the heroes yet.
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* The main character of the movie ''{{Paycheck}}'' ''Film/{{Paycheck}}'' gets ''twenty'' of these in a NoteToSelf, but this is more {{justified|Trope}} than most examples of this trope, as well as more skillfully executed. (It's pulled off with even ''more'' flair in the original short story.)
* In the second ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' film: ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest'': "I gotta [[ItMayHelpYouOnYourQuest Jar o' Diiirt]]!" Subverted somewhat in that it [[spoiler:really does turn out to be useless. The useful stuff was taken out beforehand.]]
* The Autobox Matrix of Ass-Kicking in ''TransformersTheMovie''. Nicely handled when, halfway through the movie, someone tries to use it and can't - it's not ''bad enough'' for the heroes yet.
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