Replacement Mistaken For Confiscation
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A character's possession is taken away from him/her after an incident, which he/she interprets as a punishment. Only a few moments later he/she is presented a much better version of his/her previous possession.

Examples:

Comic Books
  • In the Iron Man 3 prequel comic, Rhodey protests Tony taking away his Hammer-made War Machine suit until Tony shows and gives his own version of the War Machine suit to him.

Literature
  • Inversion: In How the Grinch Stole Christmas! the Grinch tells Cindi Lou Hoo that he's taking the Christmas tree etc. back to fix it, and he'll bring it back when he's done.

Live-Action TV
  • In an episode of The Latest Buzz, Amanda panics because she thinks her father is going to take her pony away from her, and spends the episode attempting to hide the pony in the office. At the end of the episode, it is revealed that he was planning to take the pony away because he felt she was old enough for a full-size horse. But, because she obviously loves the pony so much, he allows her to keep it.

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