Follow TV Tropes

Following

History Main / ImDyingPleaseTakeMyMacGuffin

Go To


Added DiffLines:

[[folder:Fanfiction]]
* [[spoiler: The 'bowling ball' that the 'glowing man' drops before he is captured by 'The Enchantress', and that is later found by Twilight Sparkle. This gives her the ability to travel to other universes. She and her friends do so. Much joy, and much pain, await them. It's all in the MLP fanfic ''[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/382944/songs-of-the-spheres Songs Of The Spheres]]'' by [[https://www.fimfiction.net/user/275276/GMBlackjack GMBlackjack]].]]
[[/folder]]


* Played with in ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption2” [[spoiler: Arthur, realising that he is not going to survive, give his iconic hat and satchel to John Marston.]] Whilst the hat never gets seen again, the satchel goes on to star in ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'', providing John with a semi-plausible place to keep his mountain of items. [[spoiler: It gets re-macguffin’ed to Jack off screen in the epilogue, thus making it one of the few things to survive both games.]]

to:

* Played with in ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption2” ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption2''. [[spoiler: Arthur, realising that he is not going to survive, give his iconic hat and satchel to John Marston.]] Whilst the hat never gets seen again, the satchel goes on to star in ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'', providing John with a semi-plausible place to keep his mountain of items. [[spoiler: It gets re-macguffin’ed re-MacGuffin'ed to Jack off screen in the epilogue, thus making it one of the few things to survive both games.]]



* In Disney's ''Mighty Ducks'', the one with alien duck superheroes. A cool mask is used by the leader of the commando squad, to see through the illusion powers of their mortal enemy, dragonis. However during a mission that goes wrong, canard needs to pull a heroic sacrifice to save his team, and gives his mask to his second in command Wild wing, to carry on the mission.
''Take it, your team captain now''

to:

\n* In Disney's ''Mighty Ducks'', the one with alien duck superheroes. ''Disney/MightyDucks'', A cool mask is used by the leader of the commando squad, Commando Squad to see through the illusion powers of their mortal enemy, dragonis. However Dragonis. However, during a mission that goes wrong, canard Canard needs to pull a heroic sacrifice HeroicSacrifice to save his team, and gives his mask to his second in command Wild wing, Wing, to carry on the mission.
''Take --> "Take it, your you're team captain now''now."


* In ''Film/MenInBlack,'' a dying alien tells the heroes that they must "protect the galaxy on Orion's belt." This confuses them, since Orion's Belt is [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orion%27s_Belt three random stars]], not a galaxy. [[spoiler:Orion is the alien's ''cat,'' and the bauble on his collar contains [[BabyPlanet a tiny galaxy]] that the villain is after]].

to:

* In ''Film/MenInBlack,'' a dying alien tells the heroes that they must "protect the galaxy on Orion's belt." This confuses them, since Orion's Belt is [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orion%27s_Belt three random stars]], not a galaxy. [[spoiler:Orion is the alien's ''cat,'' and the whose collar has a bauble on his collar contains with [[BabyPlanet a tiny galaxy]] that the villain is after]]. inside]].


* In ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' the Fisher King gives Merlin a vial of water from Avalon's lake just before he dies (this is important in the final episode) and a witch gives Arthur a horn that can bring back the dead just before ''she'' dies.

to:

* In ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'' the Fisher King gives Merlin a vial of water from Avalon's lake just before he dies (this is important in the final episode) and a witch gives Arthur a horn that can bring back the dead just before ''she'' dies.

Added DiffLines:

** Also happens at the beginning of ''The Secret Adversary'', in which an agent on the ill-fated ''Lusitania'' passes a package to a female passenger in a lifeboat shortly before the ship sinks.

Added DiffLines:


* In Disney's ''Mighty Ducks'', the one with alien duck superheroes. A cool mask is used by the leader of the commando squad, to see through the illusion powers of their mortal enemy, dragonis. However during a mission that goes wrong, canard needs to pull a heroic sacrifice to save his team, and gives his mask to his second in command Wild wing, to carry on the mission.
''Take it, your team captain now''


* ''Film/RogueOne'': In the epilogue, [[spoiler: a few rebel troopers aboard Admiral Raddus' flagship manage to obtain the recently-transferred-death star plans and attempt to board the Tantive IV and escape. However, they are prevented from boarding the Tantive IV due to a faulty blast door, and soon Darth Vader arrives and begins slaughtering said-rebels, with one screaming for the rebels on the other side of the door to help them. Soon, once the lone rebel realizes he will be killed, he passes the death star plans through the little space, telling the rebel on the other side to take it, before he is killed by Darth Vader]].

to:

* ''Film/RogueOne'': In the epilogue, [[spoiler: a few rebel troopers aboard Admiral Raddus' flagship manage to obtain the recently-transferred-death star recently-transferred Death Star plans and attempt to board the Tantive IV and escape. However, they are prevented from boarding the Tantive IV due to a faulty blast door, and soon Darth Vader arrives and begins slaughtering said-rebels, said rebels, with one screaming for the rebels on the other side of the door to help them. Soon, once Once the lone rebel realizes he will be killed, he passes the death star Death Star plans through the little space, telling the rebel on the other side to take it, them, before he is killed by Darth Vader]].


** A more fitting example would be at (nearly) the opposite end of the series, ''VideoGame/MegaManZX'' where the {{Mentor}} who had originally become [[MyHeroZero Zero]] is mortally wounded by the BigBad and his [[TheDragon Dragons]]. His last action is to give Vent or Aile his Model Z, and ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome things get awesome.]]''

to:

** A more fitting example would be at (nearly) the opposite end of the series, ''VideoGame/MegaManZX'' where the {{Mentor}} who had originally become [[MyHeroZero Zero]] is mortally wounded by the BigBad and his [[TheDragon Dragons]]. His last action is to give Vent or Aile his Model Z, and ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome things get awesome.]]''Z.

Added DiffLines:

* Played with in ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption2” [[spoiler: Arthur, realising that he is not going to survive, give his iconic hat and satchel to John Marston.]] Whilst the hat never gets seen again, the satchel goes on to star in ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'', providing John with a semi-plausible place to keep his mountain of items. [[spoiler: It gets re-macguffin’ed to Jack off screen in the epilogue, thus making it one of the few things to survive both games.]]


* This trope is basically how ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' begins--Elfangor, an alien from the ([[AntiHero more-or-less]]) good Andalite species, crash-lands on Earth in front of five kids, warning them that the ([[AntiVillain more-or-less]]) evil alien Yeerks are invading and giving them the morphing power to fight them. In this case, though the MacGuffin is just information/a power rather than an object. [[spoiler:But then, they manage to ''retrieve'' an object--the device that gives the morphing power--from David later...]]

to:

* This trope is basically how ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' begins--Elfangor, an alien from is more a case of BequeathedPower, as Elfangor gives the ([[AntiHero more-or-less]]) good Andalite species, crash-lands on Earth in front of five kids, warning them that main human characters the ([[AntiVillain more-or-less]]) evil alien Yeerks are invading and giving them the morphing power to fight them. In this case, though the MacGuffin is just information/a power rather than an object. [[spoiler:But then, [[VoluntaryShapeshifting morph]] into any animal they manage to ''retrieve'' an object--the touch. Except [[spoiler:the device that gives the morphing power--from David later...]]power was not destroyed with the rest of Elfangor's ship, and becomes an important plot point later on]]. Also see below for the TV series.



* The ''Series/{{Animorphs}}'' TV series adds a [[CanonForeigner new element]] not present in the books, with Elfangor throwing a mysterious disc to Tobias after giving him and the others [[VoluntaryShapeshifting the morphing power]]. It changes hands between the heroes and the [[PuppeteerParasite Yeerks]] several times, though neither figures out how to access its contents until the end of the show. Meanwhile, the plotline about [[spoiler:the morphing cube]] is absent.



* In ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' the Fisher King gives Merlin a vial of water from Avalon's lake just before he dies (this is important in the final episode) and a witch gives Arthur a horn that can bring back the dead just before ''she'' dies.



* In ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' the Fisher King gives Merlin a vial of water from Avalon's lake just before he dies (this is important in the final episode) and a witch gives Arthur a horn that can bring back the dead just before ''she'' dies.


* This is how the power of The Tiger got passed along to its current holder in Webcomic/{{Spinnerette}}.


** In the sequel, ''Literature/{{Greenmantle}}'', a dying man staggers into a Kashnir outpost carrying a bit of paper on which is scrawled, 'Kasredin', 'v1' and 'cancer'. Cue race against time to decipher same...

to:

** In the sequel, ''Literature/{{Greenmantle}}'', a dying man staggers into a Kashnir outpost carrying a bit of paper on which is scrawled, 'Kasredin', 'v1' 'v. 1' and 'cancer'. Cue race against time to decipher same...

Added DiffLines:

* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar'' has Sigurd receive his Holy Weapon, Tyrfing, this way.


* All the adaptations (and [[Film/MyFavoriteBlonde most parodies]]) of John Buchan's ''Literature/TheThirtyNineSteps'', including the well-known [[Film/The39Steps1935 1935 film version directed by Hitchcock]].



** In ''Film/The39Steps'', a female spy is killed and passes vital information onto a man she just met at the theater. Instead of being blackmailed, this time the character gets implicated in her death.

to:

** In ''Film/The39Steps'', ''Film/The39Steps1935'', a female spy is killed and passes vital information onto a man she just met at the theater. Instead of being blackmailed, this time the character gets implicated in her death.

Showing 15 edit(s) of 208

Top

Example of:

/
/

Feedback