Created By: Shaddypink on January 30, 2012 Last Edited By: Shaddypink on February 8, 2012

Toss the Treasure, Treasure the Person

Alice risks neck to get something of material importance to Bob. Bob considers item dispensable compared to Alice being safe.

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A trope when one person risks life or limb to retrieve an item considered valuable by a person they care about. When said person comes back from their mission, battered and beaten and item in hand, the second person will disregard it (generally by tossing it away), and goes in to either hug or kiss (depending on the nature of the relationship) the first person, declaring that they're much more important than any object.

Can be compared to Friend or Idol Decision, for while the person DOES get both, they still deem the friend as more important.
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  • January 30, 2012
    DragonQuestZ
    Ad the end of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Indiana's father convinces him to let the grail go, even though he himself had devoted so much of his life to it.
  • January 30, 2012
    Nndaia
    At the end of Mulan, Mulan brings her father her enemy's sword and the emperor's crest as medals for her deeds, to honour the family. He tosses them in the dirt in his rush to hug her.
  • January 31, 2012
    Psychobabble6
    • WALL-E: When WALL-E and EVE are thrown into the garbage room, a broken WALL-E hands EVE the plant. She stares at it a moment and tosses it aside before flying off to search for parts to fix him with.
  • January 31, 2012
    NateTheGreat
    Page quote from Mulan:
    Mulan: They're gifts, to bring honor to the Fa family.
    Fa Zhou: The greatest gift and honor is having you for a daughter.
  • January 31, 2012
    DragonQuestZ
    ^ Put in parentheses that her father sets those gifts aside.
  • January 31, 2012
    NateTheGreat
    The launcher can do that.
  • January 31, 2012
    DragonQuestZ
    Okay. I was just noting that as it helped show why it's such a good quote.
  • January 31, 2012
    DracMonster
    The Bearer Is The Real Treasure? Closest to a succinct title I can come up with.
  • February 8, 2012
    TBeholder
  • February 8, 2012
    DougSMachina
    Related to (perhaps even just the same as) Its All Junk.
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