Playing With / Memento MacGuffin

Basic Trope: An object serves as a reminder and so is important to a character.
  • Straight: Jill cherishes the locket her mother gave her.
  • Exaggerated: Jill runs into a burning building rather than lose that locket.
  • Downplayed: Jill certainly cherishes the locket but won't do stupid things just to get it back.
  • Justified: Jill feels alone and isolated and relies on the locket to remind her of happier times.
  • Inverted: Jill makes sure she throws away anything her mother gave her.
  • Subverted: It's an act, to convince the Big Bad that she's silly, and the locket is really not important, when it's the MacGuffin.
  • Double Subverted: She used the locket to hold the MacGuffin and is glad when it's over, so she doesn't have to risk it anymore.
  • Parodied:
    • Jill will throw away her friends' lives to keep that locket.
    • Jill's mother isn't even dead, she's just living on the other side of town.
  • Zig Zagged: Jill is considering flushing the locket, but decides to retain it upon her mother's death.
  • Averted: No objects of sentimental importance.
  • Enforced: "We've got a merchandise deal for those angel lockets, so she has to wear it for the rest of the season."
  • Lampshaded: "Is that the object of sentimental importance? I should break it."
  • Invoked: Jane, dying, gave the locket to Jill to remember her by.
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: Jill throws away the locket to help shake off her mother's control.
  • Discussed: "No, she never takes it off. Her mother gave it to her."
  • Conversed: "So... the gold locket with the lingering camera closeup is important, right..?"
  • Deconstructed: Jill is so obsessed with her mother that the locket is keeping her trapped, away from healthy relationships.
  • Reconstructed: But that's just her way of coping with grief; she gets over it.
  • Implied: Jill is closer to her locket than all her other items; the reason is never explained.

T-this back button is just so...beautiful! *sniff sniff* I shall cherish it forever!