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* In Hawaiian mythology, [[PlayingWithFire Pele]] carries an egg from her original home in Tahiti to the Hawaiian archipelago. The egg hatches out her fully-formed sister [[NaiveEverygirl Hi'iaka]].

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* In Hawaiian mythology, Myth/OceanianMythology, [[PlayingWithFire Pele]] carries an egg from her original home in Tahiti to the Hawaiian archipelago. The egg hatches out her fully-formed sister [[NaiveEverygirl Hi'iaka]].


Despite the trope name, the egg itself does not necessarily need to be a MacGuffin. The trope's name is a silly {{pun}} on Egg [=McMuffin=], the breakfast sandwich.

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Despite the trope name, the egg itself does not necessarily need to be a MacGuffin. The trope's name is a silly {{pun}} on Egg [=McMuffin=], the [[UsefulNotes/{{McDonalds}} [=McDonald's=]]] breakfast sandwich.

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* ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' has Nate and Zari chase after one in the 1930s in the aptly named season four episode "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Egg MacGuffin]]".


** Most of the cast members have received a Pokémon through this fashion. Ash received an egg with hatched into a Phanpy, and another one much later that hatched into a Scraggy, May received one that hatched into an Eevee, Brock received one that hatched into a Happiny, and Dawn received one that hatched into a Cyndaquil. This happens in the games quite a lot as well.

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** Most of the cast members have received a Pokémon through this fashion. Ash received an egg with hatched into a Phanpy, and another one much later that hatched into a Scraggy, and then another one that hatched into a Noibat, May received one that hatched into an Eevee, Brock received one that hatched into a Happiny, and Dawn received one that hatched into a Cyndaquil.Cyndaquil, and Lillie received one that hatched into an Alolan Vulpix. This happens in the games quite a lot as well.

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* The main conflict of ''Literature/ScrambledEgg'' revolves around a sorceress teaming up with a mountain troll to protect a giant egg that may contain a demon, an angel, or nothing useful at all, from the BigBadDuumvirate. [[spoiler:It turns out that yes, the egg ''does'' contain a creature, which the mountain troll mauls to death after realizing the creature will grow up and possibly destroy the world]].
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** One could also consider the GS Ball to qualify in a way, but thatís a case of AbortedArc.


* In the short film ''Eiga VideoGame/{{Tamagotchi}}: Himitsu no Otodoke Dai Sakusen'', the item that Mametchi and friends have to deliver to the Gotchi King is a giant egg that's getting ready to hatch.

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* In the short film ''Eiga VideoGame/{{Tamagotchi}}: Himitsu no Otodoke Dai Sakusen'', ''Anime/EigaTamagotchiHimitsuNoOtodokeDaiSakusen'', the item that Mametchi and friends have to deliver to the Gotchi King is a giant egg that's getting ready to hatch.

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* In the short film ''Eiga VideoGame/{{Tamagotchi}}: Himitsu no Otodoke Dai Sakusen'', the item that Mametchi and friends have to deliver to the Gotchi King is a giant egg that's getting ready to hatch.


** In the ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'' manga, Gold receives the Togepi egg, which at one point nearly gets eaten by a wild Gligar. Thankfully, it hatched into a KillerRabbit with a gambling problem and took the Gligar down itself.

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** In the ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'' ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' manga, Gold receives the Togepi egg, which at one point nearly gets eaten by a wild Gligar. Thankfully, it hatched into a KillerRabbit with a gambling problem and took the Gligar down itself.


%%* The whole plot of ''Anime/AngelsEgg''.

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%%* * ''Anime/AngelsEgg'': The whole plot of ''Anime/AngelsEgg''.centers on a girl who's determined to protect the egg she carries around. The movie's a MindScrew, so it's not clear what her motives are or what would hatch from the egg. [[spoiler:She fails in the end because the man accompanying her breaks it; not even his motives for doing so are explained.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheDragonPrince'''s first season revolves around a quest to return the titular prince's egg to the magical land of Xadia, in hopes that it will stop the oncoming war. At the end of the first season, the egg hatches.
-->'''Rayla''': The sooner we return this egg, the sooner, maybe, this war can end.


* In the ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': episode [[ExactlyWhatItSayOnTheTin "The Egg"]], Mrs. Davis gets a chicken egg from her brother's farm. Mistakenly, he had given her an egg soon to hatch. Miss Brooks and friends try to safely hatch the egg, and keep Mr. Conklin from frightening the chick by flashing a photo as it emerges from its shell.

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* In the ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': episode [[ExactlyWhatItSayOnTheTin [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "The Egg"]], Mrs. Davis gets a chicken egg from her brother's farm. Mistakenly, he had given her an egg soon to hatch. Miss Brooks and friends try to safely hatch the egg, and keep Mr. Conklin from frightening the chick by flashing a photo as it emerges from its shell.

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* In the ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': episode [[ExactlyWhatItSayOnTheTin "The Egg"]], Mrs. Davis gets a chicken egg from her brother's farm. Mistakenly, he had given her an egg soon to hatch. Miss Brooks and friends try to safely hatch the egg, and keep Mr. Conklin from frightening the chick by flashing a photo as it emerges from its shell.


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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brood_parasite Brood Parasites]]: Some species of birds, such as cowbirds and a few cuckoo species, will lay eggs in other bird species' nests in order to "trick" the host mother into raising their offspring. (Or the parasitic birds [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge may go so far as destroying the host nest]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brood_parasite#Mafia_hypothesis if the host ejects their egg]], which often looks conspicuously different--yikes).

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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brood_parasite Brood Parasites]]: Some species of birds, such as cowbirds and a few cuckoo species, will lay eggs in other bird species' nests in order to "trick" the host mother into raising their offspring. (Or the parasitic birds [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge may go so far as destroying the host nest]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brood_parasite#Mafia_hypothesis if the host ejects their egg]], which often looks conspicuously different--yikes).different from the host's eggs).

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