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* In ''Webcomic/TalesOfTheQuestor'' the sudden bounty of a Fae Lordlings' entire dragon-sized hoard into the Duchy of Fenwyck's throneroom causes not elation, but considerable distress for the Duke of Fenwyck, because he is smart enough to realize just how much trouble this trope is going to cause for him.


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** Taken even further in the sequel ''Disney/AladdinAndTheKingOfThieves'', in which Aladdin's father Cassim is searching for the Hand of Midas, a fabled artifact that turns all it touches into gold. The villainous Sa'luk, however, pursues it for himself. When the location of the hand is discovered, Cassim [[XanatosGambit throws the Hand to Sa'luk]], who catches it on the wrong end and turns into a golden statue. Cassim eventually overcomes his obsession and allows the artifact to sink into the ocean and be forgotten.
* The plot of ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'' is kickstarted by Governor Ratcliffe's GoldFever, as it's his desire to outdo "the gold of Cortez, the jewels of Pizarro" that gets him to lead the journey to America, and over time he becomes more and more paranoid that the local Powhatan tribe are secretly hoarding the gold. He even has a VillainSong about gold, appropriately titled, [[FunWithHomophones "Mine, Mine, Mine."]]

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** Taken even further in the sequel ''Disney/AladdinAndTheKingOfThieves'', ''WesternAnimation/AladdinAndTheKingOfThieves'', in which Aladdin's father Cassim is searching for the Hand of Midas, a fabled artifact that turns all it touches into gold. The villainous Sa'luk, however, pursues it for himself. When the location of the hand is discovered, Cassim [[XanatosGambit throws the Hand to Sa'luk]], who catches it on the wrong end and turns into a golden statue. Cassim eventually overcomes his obsession and allows the artifact to sink into the ocean and be forgotten.
* The plot of ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Pocahontas}}'' is kickstarted by Governor Ratcliffe's GoldFever, as it's his desire to outdo "the gold of Cortez, the jewels of Pizarro" that gets him to lead the journey to America, and over time he becomes more and more paranoid that the local Powhatan tribe are secretly hoarding the gold. He even has a VillainSong about gold, appropriately titled, [[FunWithHomophones "Mine, Mine, Mine."]]


* In ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'', this has gripped the armies of the Alethi, who have marched out to war with the Parshendi, a people who had assassinated their king. The Alethi learned that the Shattered Plains, where the Parshendi are hiding out in, were home to a huge number of massive beasts known as chasmfiends, who would form colossal cocoons there as part of their life cycles. The chasmfiends each have an organ known as a "gemheart" which is essentially a massive gemstone that serves as a storage battery for [[{{Mana}} Stormlight]] that lets them [[SquareCubeLaw grow to such massive sizes]]. Because the world's [[FantasticCurrency money system revolves around trading gemstones that can contain Stormlight]], this means that every chasmfiend is a gigantic treasure chest just waiting to be opened up. As a result, the Alethi stopped caring about just fighting the Parshendi and instead focused all of their efforts on harvesting these pupating chasmfiends whenever they appear, only fighting their enemy when they meet on the field while trying to harvest the same target.

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* In ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'', this has gripped the armies of the Alethi, who have marched out to war with the Parshendi, a people who had assassinated their king. The Alethi learned that the Shattered Plains, where the Parshendi are hiding out in, were home to a huge number of massive beasts known as chasmfiends, who would form colossal cocoons there as part of their life cycles. The chasmfiends each have an organ known as a "gemheart" which is essentially a massive gemstone that serves as a storage battery for [[{{Mana}} Stormlight]] that lets them [[SquareCubeLaw grow to such massive sizes]]. Because the world's [[FantasticCurrency [[FictionalCurrency money system revolves around trading gemstones that can contain Stormlight]], this means that every chasmfiend is a gigantic treasure chest just waiting to be opened up. As a result, the Alethi stopped caring about just fighting the Parshendi and instead focused all of their efforts on harvesting these pupating chasmfiends whenever they appear, only fighting their enemy when they meet on the field while trying to harvest the same target.

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* In ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'', this has gripped the armies of the Alethi, who have marched out to war with the Parshendi, a people who had assassinated their king. The Alethi learned that the Shattered Plains, where the Parshendi are hiding out in, were home to a huge number of massive beasts known as chasmfiends, who would form colossal cocoons there as part of their life cycles. The chasmfiends each have an organ known as a "gemheart" which is essentially a massive gemstone that serves as a storage battery for [[{{Mana}} Stormlight]] that lets them [[SquareCubeLaw grow to such massive sizes]]. Because the world's [[FantasticCurrency money system revolves around trading gemstones that can contain Stormlight]], this means that every chasmfiend is a gigantic treasure chest just waiting to be opened up. As a result, the Alethi stopped caring about just fighting the Parshendi and instead focused all of their efforts on harvesting these pupating chasmfiends whenever they appear, only fighting their enemy when they meet on the field while trying to harvest the same target.

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* In ''Anime/TheMysteriousCitiesOfGold'', pretty much every Spaniard character save Esteban is at the very least inordinately interested in finding gold.

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* ''Film/CryBloodApache'': After discovering a small cache of nuggets in an Apache camp, the white men murder the tribe and abduct the sole surviving member and force her to guide them to where the gold came from.

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* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', the sight of a gold piece lying on the floor is enough to get a normally cautious follower of Zola to fall for [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20070725 one of Castle Heterodyne's sillier traps.]]


** This ends up being a major part of the game as well as Sam has been obsessed with finding Libertalia for years. He [[spoiler: lies to Nate about owing a big drug lord when in reality, Sam was working for treasure hunter Rafe only to double-cross him when he got the clues to find Libertalia]]. Even when they discover [[spoiler: how the entire place fell apart because of Avery's greed, Sam still insists on going after the treasure. In a huge final battle, Rafe outdoes Sam by going completely mad wanting the treasure and willing to kill anyone for it. In an IronicDeath, he ends up being crushed under the weight of a huge pile of gold.]] In the end, [[spoiler: Sam does get some of the coins from the boat but realizes how his obsession nearly cost him his brother's life. Nate, meanwhile, has had his eyes opened by the whole thing to see how a life of adventure is really empty. He ends up settling down with wife Elena and a TimeSkip final chapter shows them running a successful salvage company and raising a daughter and both much happier out of this treasure hunting life.]]

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** This ends up being a major part of the game as well as Sam has been obsessed with finding Libertalia for years. He [[spoiler: lies to Nate about owing a big drug lord when in reality, Sam was working for treasure hunter Rafe only to double-cross him when he got the clues to find Libertalia]]. Even when they discover [[spoiler: how the entire place fell apart because of Avery's greed, Sam still insists on going after the treasure. A telling moment is Nadine, a full-fledged ''mercenary'', thinks this fight for gold is insane and just leaves Rafe to his quest. In a huge final battle, Rafe outdoes Sam by going completely mad wanting the treasure and willing to kill anyone for it. In an IronicDeath, he ends up being crushed under the weight of a huge pile of gold.]] In the end, [[spoiler: Sam does get some of the coins from the boat but realizes how his obsession nearly cost him his brother's life. Nate, meanwhile, has had his eyes opened by the whole thing to see how a life of adventure is really empty. He ends up settling down with wife Elena and a TimeSkip final chapter shows them running a successful salvage company and raising a daughter and both much happier out of this treasure hunting life.]]

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* ''VideoGame/Uncharted4AThiefsEnd'' is a ''huge'' example. Nathan Drake and long-lost brother Sam are hunting for Libertalia, a legendary "pirate utopia" created by Henry Avery and other pirate lords long ago. They soon discover it only to find signs of a massive battle with hundreds of corpses strewn about. It turns out that [[spoiler: the entire "utopia" was all a massive con to trick settlers into handing over their money so the pirates could hoard it. The pirate captains started to fight for the treasure so Avery and Tews poisoned them all to get it themselves. Avery fell further into madness and paranoia to the point of having scores of settlers brutually executed. He finally tried to escape only for Tews to catch up to them. The Drakes eventually find the massive treasure hoard on a ship with the skeletons of Tews and Avery having killed each other for the gold neither could possess.]]
** This ends up being a major part of the game as well as Sam has been obsessed with finding Libertalia for years. He [[spoiler: lies to Nate about owing a big drug lord when in reality, Sam was working for treasure hunter Rafe only to double-cross him when he got the clues to find Libertalia]]. Even when they discover [[spoiler: how the entire place fell apart because of Avery's greed, Sam still insists on going after the treasure. In a huge final battle, Rafe outdoes Sam by going completely mad wanting the treasure and willing to kill anyone for it. In an IronicDeath, he ends up being crushed under the weight of a huge pile of gold.]] In the end, [[spoiler: Sam does get some of the coins from the boat but realizes how his obsession nearly cost him his brother's life. Nate, meanwhile, has had his eyes opened by the whole thing to see how a life of adventure is really empty. He ends up settling down with wife Elena and a TimeSkip final chapter shows them running a successful salvage company and raising a daughter and both much happier out of this treasure hunting life.]]


** The FiveEpisodePilot revolves around Scrooge [=McDuck=] and his nephews looking for an ancient treasure, and after the loss of the first trove, it's mother lode, the Temple Of the Golden Sun. Gold Fever, identified by name, rears its ugly head in the last part, causing Scrooge to unwittingly trip a SecretTestOfCharacter trap.[[note]]It apparently gives you the hiccups.[[/note]] The lure of the gold and its sheer abundance is so great that even Hewey, Louie and Dewey fall for it shortly after Scrooge. It falls on [[WomenAreWiser Webbigail and Mrs. Beakley]] to [[OnlySaneMan keep a level head and figure out the deathtrap.]] Scrooge breaks out of his Gold Fever when his life is sufficiently threatened; the BigBad doesn't.

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** The FiveEpisodePilot revolves around Scrooge [=McDuck=] and his nephews looking for an ancient treasure, and after the loss of the first trove, it's mother lode, the Temple Of the Golden Sun. Gold Fever, identified by name, rears its ugly head in the last part, causing Scrooge to unwittingly trip a SecretTestOfCharacter trap. The lure of the gold and its sheer abundance is so great that even Hewey, Louie and Dewey fall for it shortly after Scrooge.[[note]]It apparently gives you the hiccups.[[/note]] The lure of the gold and its sheer abundance is so great that even Hewey, Louie and Dewey fall for it shortly after Scrooge. It falls on [[WomenAreWiser Webbigail and Mrs. Beakley]] to [[OnlySaneMan keep a level head and figure out the deathtrap.]] Scrooge breaks out of his Gold Fever when his life is sufficiently threatened; the BigBad doesn't.


** The FiveEpisodePilot revolves around Scrooge [=McDuck=] and his nephews looking for an ancient treasure, and after the loss of the first trove, it's mother lode, the Temple Of the Golden Sun. Gold Fever, identified by name, rears its ugly head in the last part, causing Scrooge to unwittingly trip a SecretTestOfCharacter trap. The lure of the gold and its sheer abundance is so great that even Hewey, Louie and Dewey fall for it shortly after Scrooge. It falls on [[WomenAreWiser Webbigail and Mrs. Beakley]] to [[OnlySaneMan keep a level head and figure out the deathtrap.]] Scrooge breaks out of his Gold Fever when his life is sufficiently threatened; the BigBad doesn't.

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** The FiveEpisodePilot revolves around Scrooge [=McDuck=] and his nephews looking for an ancient treasure, and after the loss of the first trove, it's mother lode, the Temple Of the Golden Sun. Gold Fever, identified by name, rears its ugly head in the last part, causing Scrooge to unwittingly trip a SecretTestOfCharacter trap. [[note]]It apparently gives you the hiccups.[[/note]] The lure of the gold and its sheer abundance is so great that even Hewey, Louie and Dewey fall for it shortly after Scrooge. It falls on [[WomenAreWiser Webbigail and Mrs. Beakley]] to [[OnlySaneMan keep a level head and figure out the deathtrap.]] Scrooge breaks out of his Gold Fever when his life is sufficiently threatened; the BigBad doesn't.

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* As indicated by the title, this is a major theme of the film ''Film/LustForGold''. Everybody who learns of the mine is possessed by a near uncontrollable desire to possess its contents.

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* In ''Film/DeadBirds'', both Clyde and William are obsessed with the stolen gold. Clyde is willing to kill the rest of the gang to take it. William refuses to leave the obviously haunted house until he recovers the gold.


* In 1306, English forces besieging Scottish rebels at Kildrummy Castle managed to bribe a royal Scottish blacksmith named Osbourne, who in exchange for all the gold he could carry set fire to the defenders' food supply. Once the castle was taken, the disgusted English [[RewardedAsATraitorDeserves betrayed Osbourne]], and paid him by melting the gold and pouring it down his throat.

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* In 1306, English forces besieging Scottish rebels at Kildrummy Castle managed to bribe a royal Scottish blacksmith named Osbourne, who Osbourne who, in exchange for all the gold he could carry carry, set fire to the defenders' food supply. Once the castle was taken, the disgusted English [[RewardedAsATraitorDeserves betrayed Osbourne]], and paid him by melting the gold and pouring it down his throat.

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** Or if you're stealthy enough, you can take ''all'' of them with you[[note]]if you sneak on to the elevator, you can carry as much as possible; as long as you get behind the force field before Father Elijah realizes you're not in the bunker, you can take all of the gold bars with you, and once you escape, you can store them in the abandoned bunker that took you to the Sierra Madre, making trips back and forth[[/note]].

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