I was on my way to editing the mac guffin page anyway, but let me leave with this before I make any further arguments, just to make it clear I am not changing the page to make my arguments seem correct.
or maguffin) is a term for a motivating element in a story that is used to drive the plot. It serves no further purpose. It won't pop up again later, it won't explain the ending, it won't do anything except possibly distract you while you try to figure out its significance. In some cases, it won't even be shown. It is usually a mysterious package/artifact/superweapon that everyone in the story is chasing.
and the laconic
A plot device which nobody actually uses, and whose nature and identity are basically irrelevant.
See, the main pages urges the reader not
to confuse a mac guffin with a Plot Device
, so at the very least I will be changing part of the laconic. The point here being is that if an object is able to turn into a living thing, then its form and function are actually pretty relevant because we don't know anything that does that in real life.
That's the power legends are made of
not something you could call a MacGuffin
That's why he wants you to have the money. Not so you can buy 14 Cadillacs but so you can help build up the wastes