This trope is about Gotta Catch Them All
items that are found in bonus stages. That's a very common trope in older video games, yet somehow this trope has managed only 25 wicks and 7 inbounds.
I think the problem is that Chaos Emeralds appear as a MacGuffin
in pretty much all of the Sonic the Hedgehog
games and comics, but
in most of their appearances they're not an example of this trope, e.g. Sonic Generations
or Sonic Unleashed
. Especially in the newer games (and the comics), the trope namer is simply Not an Example
of its own trope.
And, of course, no game other than Sonic uses the term "chaos emeralds" for their Bonus Stage MacGuffins
. I think this needs a rename; the trope is much more common than its wick/inbound count suggests.
Alternatively, we could consider merging this into Gotta Catch Them All
, because it is basically The Same but More
(the only difference being that the items appear in bonus stages). I note that several of the examples on the page aren't actually in bonus stages, so they already belong on Gotta Catch Them All
edited 23rd May '12 2:43:30 AM by Spark9
Special trousers. Very heroic.