'''Basic Trope''': A character must collect several things to cash in for the plot resolution.
* '''Straight''': Jack must collect the Seven Jewels to prevent the DarkLord from ending the world.
* '''Exaggerated''': The Seven Jewels were each chopped into forty-nine pieces and scattered over the world.
* '''Downplayed''': There are only two jewels, and Jack already has one at the beginning.
* '''Justified''': The DarkLord's invulnerability spell required a flaw to work, so he made up an ImpossibleTask that would kill him.
* '''Inverted''': Jack begins his quest holding all the jewels and must place every one of the stones in a different and highly significant location.
* '''Subverted''':
** The DarkLord set up the prophecy to distract Jack from his real vulnerability.
** Or to get Jack to gather the Seven Jewels together, an action that will [[NiceJobBreakingItHero give the DarkLord ultimate power]].
* '''Double Subverted''': But TheDragon, who was charged with actually carrying out the job, ensured that the prophecy was accurate.
* '''Parodied''':
** After gathering the Seven Dread Jewels and the Five Watery Carbuncles, Jack is told that he must gather all one-hundred-fifty of the original Pokemon. He decides that maybe living under the DarkLord is an acceptable alternative.
** Jack MAKES a prophecy, reasoning that nobody can defeat any aspiring dictators WITHOUT seven jewels, and buys them at a jeweler's shop.
** Jack has to ''[[NoFourthWall buy]]'' [[MediumAwareness the ending]] [[NoFourthWall with the Dark Lord's defeat]], and must collect literal plot coupons until they lower the price enough that he can afford it.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Jack brings the Seven Jewels to defeat the DarkLord, and as above, they cement his power, but the Dragon steps in to ensure the fulfillment of the prophecy - but fails, as the BigBad's power now equals the Dragon's. Meanwhile Jack visits a [[AWizardDidIt wizard]], who crafts a weapon out of the seven jewels that the DarkLord's power cannot affect, because of the jewels, phlebotinum and [[Comicbook/GreenLantern yellow paint]]. Jack [[WhyDontYaJustShootHim cracks his skull.]]
* '''Averted''': Defeating the DarkLord does not require any ''specific'' item.
* '''Enforced''': Making the hero pursue the Seven Dread Jewels and then the Five Watery Carbuncles helps organize the game.
* '''Lampshaded''': "Lemme guess, the only way to beat this guy is to collect all the jewels in one place?"
* '''Invoked''': Making the hero collect the various trinkets tests his skill, ingenuity, and determination.
* '''Exploited''': ???
* '''Defied''': "Heck with that Seven Dread Jewels nonsense. I bet you the DarkLord isn't expecting us to walk right in and shoot him."
* '''Discussed''': Jack tells his allies right off that the Dark Lord can be defeated with a little force and skill, and they do not need Seven Jewels of Power and Five Watery Carbuncles of Life to defeat him.
* '''Conversed''': "I think I just figured out why all those videogames used to make you collect the fifteen mustard peelers or whatever to win -- it's because that's how many levels the programmer wrote."
* '''Deconstructed''': Characters posing as heroes regularly collect random parts of random artifacts rather than doing anything that would actually help anyone.
* '''Reconstructed''': The characters are being steered subconsciously by genetic engineering or programming to select certain items and gather them together, even though they don't know why.
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You must collect the five sacred links back to PlotCoupon to defeat your enemy and save the world.
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%%* '''Implied''': ???
%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
%%* '''Played For Laughs''': ???
%%* '''Played For Drama''': ???