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Signature Device
A tool, weapon, or object that all members of a certain group (usually Differently Powered Individuals) possess. Often a Transformation Trinket.


Examples

General
  • 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

Anime and Manga

Comic Books

Film - Live-Action

Literature
  • 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.

Live-Action TV

Video Games
  • 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.

Western Animation
  • 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.

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