Ominous Dropped Cell Phone
A discarded cell phone means something bad probably happened to the owner.
Cell phones tend to be important to the individuals of the modern society. This trope occurs when someone finds another character's dropped cell phone and deduces that something is wrong. Bonus Points if it is destroyed in some manner.
Examples:Live Action TV
- Happens quite often in Smallville:
- Lana in Slumber after the episode's bad guy tranquilizes her and drags her to a car which he intends to blow up.
- Chloe in Arrival after being accidentally transported to the Fortress of Solitude and freezes half to death. Clark had to make a Deal with the Devil to save her.
- In the Grand Finale, Clark finds Tess's cell phone in her car after she is kidnapped.
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