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* The monitors in the ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' series. Never mind how they got there, ''what powers them''? (and why is Robotnik so sporting that he'll have a bunch of them inside his bases?)

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* The monitors in the ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog'' series. Never mind how they got there, ''what powers them''? (and why is Robotnik so sporting that he'll have a bunch of them inside his bases?)


* The monitors in the ''SonicTheHedgehog'' series. Never mind how they got there, ''what powers them''? (and why is Robotnik so sporting that he'll have a bunch of them inside his bases?)

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* The monitors in the ''SonicTheHedgehog'' ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' series. Never mind how they got there, ''what powers them''? (and why is Robotnik so sporting that he'll have a bunch of them inside his bases?)



* Like the previous Rakenzarn, ''VideoGame/RakenzarnFrontierStory'' will have chests regardless of which of the many worlds you travel to. You might be able to handwave with some worlds based on other games due to that just being how they normally operate, but when you get into worlds like ''Higurashi'' and there's still chests to crack open out in the forest, it's pretty clear they're just there 'cause of this trope.



-->'''Karkat:''' [[color:#626262:WHAT IS IS WITH ALL THESE CHESTS ANYWAY? AND WHY DO WE KEEP SQUIRRELING OUR USELESS SHIT AWAY IN THEM? I REALLY SHOULD HAVE WRITTEN A MEMO ABOUT THIS. LIKE, THE RULES OF CHESTIQUETTE.]]\\

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-->'''Karkat:''' [[color:#626262:WHAT WHAT IS IS WITH ALL THESE CHESTS ANYWAY? AND WHY DO WE KEEP SQUIRRELING OUR USELESS SHIT AWAY IN THEM? I REALLY SHOULD HAVE WRITTEN A MEMO ABOUT THIS. LIKE, THE RULES OF CHESTIQUETTE.]]\\\\



'''Kanaya:''' [[color:#008141:Well I Think The Chests Are Fun They Make For Nice Surprises]]

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'''Kanaya:''' [[color:#008141:Well Well I Think The Chests Are Fun They Make For Nice Surprises]]Surprises


* Averted in ''VideoGame/RuneScape''. There are many, many chests in the world that contain nothing interesting...and thus no tangible items of any kind for the player to claim. Effectively, they are nothing but scenery. Despite this, they still typically have a 'search' option.

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* Averted in ''VideoGame/RuneScape''. There are many, many chests in the world that contain nothing interesting...and thus no tangible items of any kind for the player to claim. Effectively, they are nothing but scenery. Despite this, they still typically have a 'search' option. Most treasure chests that do contain valuables are locked and either must be unlocked with a key or be picked, and most but not all of these chest are located in places where it would make sense to find them like in tombs or in people's houses.


* In ''Manga/DeliciousInDungeon'', random chests can sometimes be found just lying round the titular dungeon. Unfortunately, a) on the most accessible levels they've long been picked clean, and b) some of them are actually predatory mimics waiting for an unwary adventurer to munch.

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* In ''Manga/DeliciousInDungeon'', random chests can sometimes be found just lying round the titular dungeon. Unfortunately, a) on the most accessible levels they've long been picked clean, and b) some of them are actually predatory mimics waiting for an unwary adventurer on whom to munch.


** When they did end up using the items, one of them turned out to be insanely dangerous for the wielder. It seems that fact just got lost amid the tradition.

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** When they did end up using the items, one of them turned out to be insanely dangerous for the wielder. It seems that fact just got gotten lost amid the tradition.



* In ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}'', the lab complex where the Trolls spend most of their time is littered with chests full of random items. The reason they're always full is that the Trolls keep stealing one anothers' property and hiding it elsewhere. Meanwhile, John's game planet is covered in 'Pyxis tubes' which often contain objects of variable worth, and function as that planet's mail system.

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* In ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}'', the lab complex where the Trolls spend most of their time is littered with chests full of random items. The reason they're always full is that the Trolls keep stealing one anothers' another's property and hiding it elsewhere.it...in other chests. Meanwhile, John's game planet is covered in 'Pyxis tubes' which often contain objects of variable worth, and function as that planet's mail system.


* ''VideoGame/GodOfWar''. Even [[BonusLevelOfHell Hades]] had chests full of health and magic.

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* ''VideoGame/GodOfWar''. Even [[BonusLevelOfHell Hades]] had chests full of health magic and magic.health.

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* In ''Manga/DeliciousInDungeon'', random chests can sometimes be found just lying round the titular dungeon. Unfortunately, a) on the most accessible levels they've long been picked clean, and b) some of them are actually predatory mimics waiting for an unwary adventurer to munch.
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** Two types in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyMysticQuest'': ''[[Franchise/SaGaRPG SaGa]]''-style brown boxes which hold restoratives (and said items respawn!), and the more traditional RPG treasure chest which holds actual equipment and magic books.

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** Two types in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyMysticQuest'': ''[[Franchise/SaGaRPG SaGa]]''-style ''VideoGame/{{SaGa|RPG}}''-style brown boxes which hold restoratives (and said items respawn!), and the more traditional RPG treasure chest which holds actual equipment and magic books.


** One (five if you count one of the {{Gaiden Game}}s) out of those 50+ capsules is outfitted for ''Zero'', a robot that Dr. Light should have no knowledge of. The one is in ''[=X5=]'', however, where the hologram speaks in the present tense and namedrops specific characters who didn't exist yet, implying that the program is operating currently and not a recording. Also the one for Zero admits that Dr. Light ''isn't'' familiar enough with his design to give him an armor like X, so all he can do is give him an upgrade to his defense and attack power.

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** One (five if you count one of the {{Gaiden Game}}s) out of those 50+ capsules is outfitted for ''Zero'', a robot that Dr. Light should have no knowledge of. The one is in ''[=X5=]'', however, where the hologram speaks in the present tense and namedrops specific characters who didn't exist yet, yet when Dr. Light was alive, implying that the program is operating currently and not a recording. Also the one for Zero admits that Dr. Light ''isn't'' familiar enough with his design to give him an armor like X, so all he can do is give him an upgrade to his defense and attack power.


* ''VideoGame/}{{Fortnite}}: Plays with this. Items, materials, traps and weapons are usually either harvested or found by searching in buildings, but you ''do'' find the occasional treasure chest lying around. They usually hold the best loot, and are often in out-of-the-way spots like attics or on rooftops. Luckily, they usually have a sound that plays when you wander near one. Oh yeah, and watch out for [[ChestMonster Mimics]], too.

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* ''VideoGame/}{{Fortnite}}: ''VideoGame/{{Fortnite}}'': Plays with this. Items, materials, traps and weapons are usually either harvested or found by searching in buildings, but you ''do'' find the occasional treasure chest lying around. They usually hold the best loot, and are often in out-of-the-way spots like attics or on rooftops. Luckily, they usually have a sound that plays when you wander near one. Oh yeah, and watch out for [[ChestMonster Mimics]], too.


* The ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' series. In the first game, many of these chests contain ''dalmatian puppies''.

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* The ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' series. In the first game, many of these chests contain ''dalmatian puppies''. Fortunately, the developers were smart enough to avoid a particular bit of FridgeHorror: None of the chests in the underwater world of [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Atlantica]] contain the puppies.


** One (five if you count one of the {{Gaiden Game}}s) out of those 50+ capsules is outfitted for ''Zero'', a robot that Dr. Light should have no knowledge of. [[CrazyPrepared Only two words can describe it...]]

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** One (five if you count one of the {{Gaiden Game}}s) out of those 50+ capsules is outfitted for ''Zero'', a robot that Dr. Light should have no knowledge of. [[CrazyPrepared Only two words The one is in ''[=X5=]'', however, where the hologram speaks in the present tense and namedrops specific characters who didn't exist yet, implying that the program is operating currently and not a recording. Also the one for Zero admits that Dr. Light ''isn't'' familiar enough with his design to give him an armor like X, so all he can describe it...]]do is give him an upgrade to his defense and attack power.


* ''Webcomic/RPGWorld'' parodied this by having Hero make up [[http://rpgworldcomic.com/d/20030427.html an almost plausible story]] about world-venturing pirates who hid their treasure all over the world in chests when their golden age of piracy came to an end. Reka, the resident pirate of the group, instantly calls him out on it.

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* ''Webcomic/RPGWorld'' parodied this by having Hero make up [[http://rpgworldcomic.com/d/20030427.[[https://web.archive.org/web/20080215135440/http://www.rpgworldcomic.com:80/d/20030427.html an almost plausible story]] about world-venturing pirates who hid their treasure all over the world in chests when their golden age of piracy came to an end. Reka, the resident pirate of the group, instantly calls him out on it.


** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' has treasure urns, which are A) randomly not there, B) Regenerate when you leave the area, C) Have random loot, particular to each chest, D) change their content if one of party members has a specific accessory equipped and D) somehow connected, [[GuideDangIt as opening any one of four seemingly arbitrary chests (including one right at the beginning) will make a later one]] (containing the InfinityPlusOneSword) [[GuideDangIt to not be there later on.]]

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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' has treasure urns, which are A) randomly not there, B) Regenerate when you leave the area, C) Have random loot, particular to each chest, D) change their content if one of party members has a specific accessory equipped and D) E) somehow connected, [[GuideDangIt as opening any one of four seemingly arbitrary chests (including one right at the beginning) will make a later one]] (containing the InfinityPlusOneSword) [[GuideDangIt to not be there later on.]]


** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' has treasure urns, which are A) randomly not there, B) Regenerate when you leave the area, C) Have random loot, particular to each chest, and D) somehow connected, [[GuideDangIt as opening any one of four seemingly arbitrary chests (including one right at the beginning) will make a later one]] (containing the InfinityPlusOneSword) [[GuideDangIt to not be there later on.]]

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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' has treasure urns, which are A) randomly not there, B) Regenerate when you leave the area, C) Have random loot, particular to each chest, D) change their content if one of party members has a specific accessory equipped and D) somehow connected, [[GuideDangIt as opening any one of four seemingly arbitrary chests (including one right at the beginning) will make a later one]] (containing the InfinityPlusOneSword) [[GuideDangIt to not be there later on.]]

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