History PlayingWith / GrailInTheGarbage

5th May '13 8:51:48 PM dspeyer
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** After the third can of sealed evil gets sold to a clueless muggle, the ancient conspiracy establishes a task force to inspect all pawn shops and garage sales. They pick up particularly valuable macguffins while they're at it.
19th Jan '13 8:25:29 AM VPhantom
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* '''Justified''': The merchant has no way of knowing the importance of this particular weapon; it ''looks'' cheap, so he's selling it for cheap.
** The sword performs its power only in the hand of a specific type of wielder or target. If no one of pure heart used it, much less against something or someone irredeemably evil then they wouldn't know about its holy powers.

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* '''Justified''': '''Justified''':
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The merchant has no way of knowing the importance of this particular weapon; it ''looks'' cheap, so he's selling it for cheap.
** The sword performs its power only in the hand of a specific type of wielder or target. If no one of pure heart used it, much less against something or someone irredeemably evil then they wouldn't know about its holy powers.



** The merchant boasts that he's got an InfinityPlusOneSword in stock, but is actually [[BlatantLies blatantly lying]] to snare himself a few suckers.

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** The merchant boasts that he's got an InfinityPlusOneSword in stock, but is actually [[BlatantLies blatantly lying]] {{blatant|lies}}ly lying to snare himself a few suckers.



* '''Deconstructed''':
** Since its value isn't immediately apparent, Miki chooses not to buy the beat-up blade and to save up for a normal, perfectly serviceable sword, unaware that she's passing up a great bargain.
** Alternatively: Because the previous owner thought it was worthless, it is in terrible condition.
* '''Reconstructed''': Though it doesn't look like anything special, Miki still needs a cheap start-up weapon, so she goes ahead and makes the purchase, discovering its ''real'' value afterwards.



* '''Exploited''': ???



* '''Deconstructed''':
** Since its value isn't immediately apparent, Miki chooses not to buy the beat-up blade and to save up for a normal, perfectly serviceable sword, unaware that she's passing up a great bargain.
** Alternatively: Because the previous owner thought it was worthless, it is in terrible condition.
* '''Reconstructed''': Though it doesn't look like anything special, Miki still needs a cheap start-up weapon, so she goes ahead and makes the purchase, discovering its ''real'' value afterwards.






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%%* '''Implied''': ???
%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
1st Aug '12 8:18:26 AM Nasrudith
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** The sword performs its power only in the hand of a specific type of wielder or target. If no one of pure heart used it, much less against something or someone irredeemably evil then they wouldn't know about its holy powers.
7th Jun '12 4:59:28 AM Telcontar
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* '''Inverted''': The merchant boasts that he's got an InfinityPlusOneSword in stock, but is actually [[BlatantLies blatantly lying]] to snare himself a few suckers.

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* '''Inverted''': '''Inverted''':
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The merchant boasts that he's got an InfinityPlusOneSword in stock, but is actually [[BlatantLies blatantly lying]] to snare himself a few suckers.



* '''Deconstructed''': Since its value isn't immediately apparent, Miki chooses not to buy the beat-up blade and to save up for a normal, perfectly serviceable sword, unaware that she's passing up a great bargain.

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* '''Deconstructed''': '''Deconstructed''':
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Since its value isn't immediately apparent, Miki chooses not to buy the beat-up blade and to save up for a normal, perfectly serviceable sword, unaware that she's passing up a great bargain.
25th Apr '12 9:13:08 AM SgtFrog1
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** A museum has a jeweled amulet on display that is legendary for being the source of a local hero's power. Emperor Evulz sends some mooks out to steal it, and they do. Evulz finds out that the "jeweled amulet" was actually the hero's MagicFeather. It's technically the source of the hero's power (it was given to him by his TricksterMentor to "give him strength and courage"), but doesn't actually ''do'' anything, being nothing but a piece of cheap glass on some thin rope.
19th Apr '12 5:47:41 PM PancticeSquadCutterback
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* '''Parodied''': Miki finds the blade in a barrel labeled "Discounted MacGuffins - Buy one, get one free!"

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* '''Parodied''': Miki finds the blade in a barrel labeled "Discounted MacGuffins {{MacGuffin}}s - Buy one, get one free!"
9th Mar '12 11:42:02 AM kingphu
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* '''Downplayed''': The blade is just a toy, but it turns out to be a modestly valuable collectible.
22nd Oct '11 11:25:19 AM johnnye
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** Bob finds himself in an Aladdin's Cave full of wondrous artefacts. He drags out a bejewelled cup the size of his head... only to find out later that it's an entirely mundane, gold-plated pewter cup covered in glass gems, whereas everything else in there was magical.



* '''Deconstructed''': Since its value isn't immediately apparent, Miki chooses not to buy the beat-up blade and to save up for a normal, perfectly servicable sword, unaware that she's passing up a great bargain.

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* '''Deconstructed''': Since its value isn't immediately apparent, Miki chooses not to buy the beat-up blade and to save up for a normal, perfectly servicable serviceable sword, unaware that she's passing up a great bargain.



* '''Invoked''': Miki goes looking in garage sales and secondhand shops specifically hoping to find something this awesome.

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* '''Invoked''': Penniless Miki goes looking in garage sales and secondhand shops specifically hoping to find something this awesome.
16th Jun '11 10:06:58 AM tandra88
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Back to GrailInTheGarbage.

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Back to GrailInTheGarbage.Look! I found the [[GrailInTheGarbage back button]] in the garbage!
1st Dec '10 11:11:34 PM Thhartokk
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* '''Played For Drama:''' ???

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* '''Played For Drama:''' ???
When Miki loses her sword, it ends up being sold for cheap again at the stall where she bought it. When she gets there, she finds out her Rival has purchased it just moments ago.
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