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* ''ComicBook/WonderWomanRebirth'': Diana accidentally breaks the Helmet of War, which should be impossible if she is the God of War like she currently believed, which clues her into there being something amiss. She then uses her lasso of truth on herself and realizes her memories have been extensively tampered with.



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* In VideoGame/StarControl 2 you meet a species called the Utwig who all suffer from horrible depression due to the fact that they broke the Ultron. What's the Ultron? Well they claim it's an artifact that generates "metawave gyrations" that interact with organic brains to commune with the user and can do anything from allow them to view the past and future to resurrect the dead. But the Utwig bought the thing from [[HonestJohnsDealership the Druuge]], so it's almost certainly just a piece of junk that does bugger all. But having it made the Utwig happy, so when it was accidentally dropped during a ritual dance the whole civilization took it pretty badly, to the point of considering planetary suicide. Repairing the Ultron is necessary to beating the game, as the Utwig will give you their [[EarthShatteringKaboom planet-destroying bomb]] as a reward, which you need. And then during the end credits (which may be non-canon as they break the fourth wall), the Ultron gets dropped again.


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Steve![[note]]At least he didn't break the Soul Gem, but it disappeared.[[/note]]]]



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* In ''Literature/TheTwelveChairs'', the final chair was accidentally broken not by the protagonists, but by an insignificant character, the rail station guard that appears at the end. This resulted in the treasure being found by Soviet authorities and hopelessly lost for the adventurers.


* In the ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' movie, ''A Sitch in Time'', Ron accidentally ends up breaking the villains' ultimate weapon, the Tempus Simia ([[AltumVidetur Latin]] for Time Monkey), which he was warned could very well [[RealityBreakingParadox unravel the very fabric of spacetime itself]]. However, it [[DeusExMachina fortunately decides to instead send all the characters back to where they were at the beginning of the film]], with the only changes being that [[LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain there is no longer an existing Tempus Simia]], and they all have [[RippleEffectProofMemory trace memories of their adventure through time]].

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' movie, ''A Sitch in Time'', Ron accidentally ends up breaking the villains' ultimate weapon, the Tempus Simia ([[AltumVidetur ([[GratuitousLatin Latin]] for Time Monkey), which he was warned could very well [[RealityBreakingParadox unravel the very fabric of spacetime itself]]. However, it [[DeusExMachina fortunately decides to instead send all the characters back to where they were at the beginning of the film]], with the only changes being that [[LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain there is no longer an existing Tempus Simia]], and they all have [[RippleEffectProofMemory trace memories of their adventure through time]].


* The Trope Picture comes from ''ComicBook/JonathanHickmansAvengers''. In an attempt to stop an Incursion from happening, the Illuminati and Captain America use the Infinity Gems to stop it. It works, but the Gems have a shit fit, shattering all but the Time Gem, who just disappears.
* In the ''Minds'' arc of ''ComicBook/CerebusTheAardvark'', Cerebus' helmet, medallions, and sword are revealed to be artifacts crafted by the first of his aardvark ancestors, and that they could empower the aardvark statue in the Pigt temple to become a mecha-like monster that he could use to conquer the world. However, he had sold the helmet to have money for a vest and paint for his medallions several issues prior to coming across the statue, so this future never came to pass for him.

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* The Trope Picture comes from ''ComicBook/JonathanHickmansAvengers''. In an attempt to stop an Incursion from happening, the Illuminati and Captain America use the Infinity Gems to stop it. It works, but the Gems have a shit fit, shattering all but the Time Gem, who which just disappears.
disappears.[[note]]Where's the Soul Gem? They didn't have them all to begin with.[[/note]]
* In the ''Minds'' arc of ''ComicBook/CerebusTheAardvark'', Cerebus' helmet, medallions, and sword are revealed to be artifacts crafted by the first of his aardvark ancestors, and that they could empower the aardvark statue in the Pigt temple to become a mecha-like monster that he could use to conquer the world. However, he had sold the helmet to have money for a vest and paint for his medallions and a vest several issues prior to coming across the statue, so this future never came to pass for him.


** In "Friendship is Magic:, the Mane Six recover the Elements of Harmony, only for Nightmare Moon to snatch them away and smash them to pieces. Fortunately, they repair themselves when the heroes prove themselves worthy.

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** In "Friendship is Magic:, Magic", the Mane Six recover the Elements of Harmony, only for Nightmare Moon to snatch them away and smash them to pieces. Fortunately, they repair themselves when the heroes prove themselves worthy.


* In Disney's ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'', Lady Tremaine trips up the servant carrying the glass slipper, causing it to break. [[DoubleSubvertedTrope Luckily, Cinderella had the other one.]]

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* In Disney's ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'', Lady Tremaine trips up the servant carrying the glass slipper, causing it to break. [[DoubleSubvertedTrope [[SubvertedTrope Luckily, Cinderella had the other one.]]


* In ''Film/BedknobsAndBroomsticks'', the characters have retrieved the Star of Astaroth, imprinted with the words for the Substituary Locomotion. But as they arrive home, they find the star has disintegrated during the journey. [[ShaggyDogStory And it turned out to be unnecessary]], as one of the kid's storybooks had an illustration of the star, and more importantly, the words to the spell.

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* In ''Film/BedknobsAndBroomsticks'', the characters have retrieved the Star of Astaroth, imprinted with the words for the Substituary Substitutiary Locomotion. But as they arrive home, they find the star has disintegrated during the journey. [[ShaggyDogStory And it turned out to be unnecessary]], as one of the kid's storybooks had an illustration of the star, and more importantly, the words to the spell.



** In ''The Diamond of Darkhold'', [[spoiler:Doon throws the diamond of Darkhold at a pack of wolves to save Lina. The diamond hits the rock that Lina is standing on and shatters into hundreds of pieces. Luckily, The diamond is only a sample. There are exactly one thousand diamonds in a hidden room in the cave. The diamonds are ancient technology that turns solar power into electricity]].

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** In ''The Diamond of Darkhold'', [[spoiler:Doon throws the diamond of Darkhold at a pack of wolves to save Lina. The diamond hits the rock that Lina is standing on and shatters into hundreds of pieces. Luckily, The the diamond is only a sample. There are exactly one thousand diamonds in a hidden room in the cave. The diamonds are ancient technology that turns solar power into electricity]].



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* ''ComicBook/BlackScience'' issue 22 opens on Tarana, where the three warring tribes have finally come together to unite their forevermids into the omnimid. Just as the artifacts are brought together Grant blindly transits in on top, shattering them.


** In "Friendship is Magic:, the Mane Six recover the Elements of Harmony, only for Nigghtmare Moon to snatch them away and smash them to pieces. Fortunately, they repair themselves when the heroes prove themselves worthy.

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** In "Friendship is Magic:, the Mane Six recover the Elements of Harmony, only for Nigghtmare Nightmare Moon to snatch them away and smash them to pieces. Fortunately, they repair themselves when the heroes prove themselves worthy.


* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': In the pilot two-parter, the main characters recover the Elements of Harmony only for the villain to snatch them away and smash them to bits. Fortunately, they repair themselves when the heroes prove themselves worthy.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
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In "Friendship is Magic:, the pilot two-parter, the main characters Mane Six recover the Elements of Harmony Harmony, only for the villain Nigghtmare Moon to snatch them away and smash them to bits.pieces. Fortunately, they repair themselves when the heroes prove themselves worthy.
** In "The Crystalling", [[GooGooGodLike Baby Flurry Heart]] starts to cry and unleashes [[MakeMeWannaShout a loud wail]] powerful enough to shatter the Crystal Heart, which protects the Crystal Empire from the surrounding harsh weather.



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* ''Fanfic/TheNewAdventuresOfInvaderZim'': In Episode 13, the fight over the Meekrob data crystal leading to [[LostSuperweapon Project Domination]] accidentally results in it being shattered. However, Meekrob crystal can piece itself back together if broken, and the scramble to recover the pieces leaves each of the three teams in possession of a portion of the crystal, leading to a DismantledMacGuffin situation.


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* A minor one in ''Film/{{Apollo 13}}''. When the astronauts' carbon dioxide is getting too high and they discover the filters won't fit, Mission Control [[{{Macgyvering}} macgyvers]] a solution, which includes using a spare urine bag. Which leads to this exchange:
-->'''Fred Haise:''' Shit, I tore it. \\
'''Jack Swigert:''' Shit. \\
'''Fred Haise:''' Houston, what do we do if we rip the bag? Can we tape it? \\
'''Andy (CAPCOM - WHITE):''' They just tore the bag. \\
'''Technician ([[FacePalm facepalming]]):''' Oh, no.
** Thankfully, they have another one, and use that instead.
* In ''Film/BedknobsAndBroomsticks'', the characters have retrieved the Star of Astaroth, imprinted with the words for the Substituary Locomotion. But as they arrive home, they find the star has disintegrated during the journey. [[ShaggyDogStory And it turned out to be unnecessary]], as one of the kid's storybooks had an illustration of the star, and more importantly, the words to the spell.

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* A minor one in ''Film/{{Apollo 13}}''. When the astronauts' carbon dioxide is getting too high and they discover the filters won't fit, Mission Control [[{{Macgyvering}} macgyvers]] a solution, which includes using a spare urine bag. Which leads to this exchange:
-->'''Fred Haise:''' Shit, I tore it. \\
'''Jack Swigert:''' Shit. \\
'''Fred Haise:''' Houston, what do we do if we rip the bag? Can we tape it? \\
'''Andy (CAPCOM - WHITE):''' They just tore the bag. \\
'''Technician ([[FacePalm facepalming]]):''' Oh, no.
** Thankfully, they have another one, and use that instead.
* In ''Film/BedknobsAndBroomsticks'', the characters have retrieved the Star of Astaroth, imprinted with the words for the Substituary Locomotion. But as they arrive home, they find the star has disintegrated during the journey. [[ShaggyDogStory And it turned out to be unnecessary]], as one of the kid's storybooks had an illustration of the star, and more importantly, the words to the spell.
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* Played straight in ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'' with the Matrix of Leadership, but then inverted.


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* A minor one in ''Film/{{Apollo 13}}''. When the astronauts' carbon dioxide is getting too high and they discover the filters won't fit, Mission Control [[{{Macgyvering}} macgyvers]] a solution, which includes using a spare urine bag. Which leads to this exchange:
-->'''Fred Haise:''' Shit, I tore it. \\
'''Jack Swigert:''' Shit. \\
'''Fred Haise:''' Houston, what do we do if we rip the bag? Can we tape it? \\
'''Andy (CAPCOM - WHITE):''' They just tore the bag. \\
'''Technician ([[FacePalm facepalming]]):''' Oh, no.
** Thankfully, they have another one, and use that instead.
* In ''Film/BedknobsAndBroomsticks'', the characters have retrieved the Star of Astaroth, imprinted with the words for the Substituary Locomotion. But as they arrive home, they find the star has disintegrated during the journey. [[ShaggyDogStory And it turned out to be unnecessary]], as one of the kid's storybooks had an illustration of the star, and more importantly, the words to the spell.
* Played straight in ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'' with the Matrix of Leadership, but then inverted.

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