A tool, weapon, or object that all members of a certain group (usually Differently Powered Individuals
) possess. Often a Transformation Trinket
Anime and Manga
Film - Live-Action
- Most stock costumes, which are themselves generally examples of Truth in Television. Particularly:
- Scrubs, stethoscopes and clipboards for doctors
- Guns and badges for police officers
- Cellphones, PDAs or Bluetooth headsets for businessmen
- Star Wars: Lightsabers, for Jedi, and red ones specifically for Sith
- Ghostbusters: Proton Packs and ghost traps.
- In The Dresden Files, the silver, anti-magic sword and unstainable grey cloak of the Wardens is this.
- Played with - focii help focus a wizard's magic in large part because they believe it will. However, there are also items imbued with power. Harry's are the staff and wand and duster (and gun).
- Wizards robes are both a symbol of office and because magic interferes with electronics, including heaters.
- In the Sword of Truth it's the ... Sword of Truth. For the Seeker of Truth.
- At the palace of the prophets, the Rada'Han is this for wizards.
- Confessors' dresses.
- Higher-rank wizards wear simpler clothes.
- Defenders of the Lord Rahl wear special weapons with his crest.
- War Wizards' gear is this.
- The rings in the lips of the female slaves of the Imperial Order.
- Darken Rahl's curved knife.
- The Mord-Sith Agiel. Various colors of leather outfits, too.
- The Aes Sedai rings in the Wheel of Time series.
- Pokéballs and the Pokédex from Pokémon
- Keyblades in Kingdom Hearts.
- Player Pins for Players in The World Ends with You
- In Castlevania, the Belmonts almost always have the same set of secondary weapons: throwing knives, throwing axes, cross, holy water, and stopwatch.
- Even moreso, all Belmonts wield the whip Vampire Killer. Allies will weild all sorts of weapons though.
- The Guardians and their keytools in Reboot
- The communicators designed by Robin and Cyborg in Teen Titans, which actually serve as a plot point.
- The Assault Weapon Systems in Centurions.
- Masks in BIONICLE.