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* ''ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}}'': [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bruce]] kept the letter Flashpoint!Thomas Wayne wrote to him. Thomas used his last seconds asking [[Franchise/TheFlash Barry]] to give it to him... [[ComicBook/TheButton and then]] [[CompleteMonster Eobard]] [[KickTheDog shreds it]], because he's a dick.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}}'': [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bruce]] kept the letter Flashpoint!Thomas Wayne wrote to him. Thomas used his last seconds asking [[Franchise/TheFlash Barry]] to give it to him... [[ComicBook/TheButton and then]] [[CompleteMonster Eobard]] Eobard [[KickTheDog shreds it]], it, because he's a dick.dick]].



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* In WebVideo/{{UALA}}, his All Might keychain is one of the last things Hero has from his mother.
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* In WebVideo/{{UALA}}, his All Might keychain is one of the last things Hero has from his mother.
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* ''Webcomic/MierukoChan'' has a heartwarming version: When a senile old woman is finally able to find a comb that her long-dead husband gave her, she immediately tidies herself up and regains some of her mental clarity. She, her daughter, and her husband's spirit are all quite grateful.


* In ''WesternAnimation/Ninjago'', Harumi has a photo of herself as a child with her birth parents, which is the only thing she has left to remember them after their deaths. After the Emperor and Empress are killed she also kept a photo of herself as a child with them.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/Ninjago'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Ninjago}}'', Harumi has a photo of herself as a child with her birth parents, which is the only thing she has left to remember them after their deaths. After the Emperor and Empress are killed she also kept a photo of herself as a child with them.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/Ninjago'', Harumi has a photo of herself as a child with her birth parents, which is the only thing she has left to remember them after their deaths. After the Emperor and Empress are killed she also kept a photo of herself as a child with them.


* In ''WesternAnimation/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy2015'', it is said that Drax the Destroyer sleeps with a doll named Mr. Rhinopuss, who used to belong to his daughter before she was murdered by Ronan the Accuser.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy2015'', it Peter Quill has his walkman and a present his mother gave him minutes before she died. It is said that Drax the Destroyer sleeps with a doll named Mr. Rhinopuss, who used to belong to his daughter before she was murdered by Ronan the Accuser.


* [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bruce]] kept the letter [[ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}} Flashpoint!Thomas Wayne]] wrote to him. Thomas used his last seconds asking [[Franchise/TheFlash Barry]] to give it to him... [[ComicBook/TheButton and then]] [[CompleteMonster Eobard]] [[KickTheDog shreds it]], because he's a dick.

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* [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bruce]] kept In ComicBook/TheNew52 series ''ComicBook/Earth2'', the letter [[ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}} Flashpoint!Thomas Wayne]] wrote to him. Thomas used his last seconds asking [[Franchise/TheFlash Barry]] engagement ring that Alan Scott meant to give it to him... [[ComicBook/TheButton and then]] [[CompleteMonster Eobard]] [[KickTheDog shreds it]], because he's his boyfriend became a dick.conduit for him to use the power of the Green as that world's Green Lantern after his boyfriend was killed in a train wreck.



* ''ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}}'': [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bruce]] kept the letter Flashpoint!Thomas Wayne wrote to him. Thomas used his last seconds asking [[Franchise/TheFlash Barry]] to give it to him... [[ComicBook/TheButton and then]] [[CompleteMonster Eobard]] [[KickTheDog shreds it]], because he's a dick.
* ComicBook/RedSonja's ChainmailBikini is revealed in ''Queen Sonja'' to be a gift from her long-dead lover Kain. Its actually a BeautifulSlaveGirl disguise used to infiltrate a sacrifice chamber and rescue their child allies. Kain was killed in action and Sonja wore the metal bikini as the last gift he gave her.



* ComicBook/RedSonja's ChainmailBikini is revealed in ''Queen Sonja'' to be a gift from her long-dead lover Kain. Its actually a BeautifulSlaveGirl disguise used to infiltrate a sacrifice chamber and rescue their child allies. Kain was killed in action and Sonja wore the metal bikini as the last gift he gave her.
* In ComicBook/TheNew52 series ''ComicBook/Earth2'', the engagement ring that Alan Scott meant to give to his boyfriend became a conduit for him to use the power of the Green as that world's Green Lantern after his boyfriend was killed in a train wreck.



* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'', Carl Frederickson's house and practically everything in it are a keepsake of his departed wife Ellie and the childhood promise he made to her.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarshipTroopersInvasion'' gives us [[ColdSniper Trig]] and her custom sniper rifle, a gift from her parents. Not long after she received the rifle, her family and everyone she knew was killed when the Bugs destroyed her [[DoomedHomeTown home town]].
* WordOfGod states that in ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife,'' Manolo's first guitar was a gift from his mother, who died when he was a baby.



* ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'': Cinderella has her late mother's ball gown, which she alters to make it a bit more fashionable to wear to the royal ball, still keeping the pink and white color palate. Unfortunately, Lady Tremaine encourages her daughters to tear the gown to shreds by pointing out their beads and sash were used on it, which the girls had ''thrown away'' earlier.
* ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'': Early in the movie, Pocahontas is given her late mother's necklace, in both memorial and as a symbol of her betrothal to Kokoum.
* ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'': Tiana is shown to have kept the medal her late father earned in WWI, and the fine-dining advertisement flyer that he used to show her his dreams for his restaurant. Eudora also brings Tiana her father's gumbo pot as a present to commemorate her buying the property for her restaurant, since she is working to fulfill what was originally his dream.
* ''Disney/{{Moana}}'': Moana wears the locket her grandmother gave her before she died. It also serves a functional purpose, since both Moana and her grandmother used it to store the [[MineralMacGuffin Heart of Te Fiti]].

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* WordOfGod states that in ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife,'' Manolo's first guitar was a gift from his mother, who died when he was a baby.
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''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'': Cinderella has her late mother's ball gown, which she alters to make it a bit more fashionable to wear to the royal ball, still keeping the pink and white color palate. Unfortunately, Lady Tremaine encourages her daughters to tear the gown to shreds by pointing out their beads and sash were used on it, which the girls had ''thrown away'' earlier.
* ** ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'': Early in the movie, Pocahontas is given her late mother's necklace, in both memorial and as a symbol of her betrothal to Kokoum.
* ** ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'': Tiana is shown to have kept the medal her late father earned in WWI, and the fine-dining advertisement flyer that he used to show her his dreams for his restaurant. Eudora also brings Tiana her father's gumbo pot as a present to commemorate her buying the property for her restaurant, since she is working to fulfill what was originally his dream.
* ** ''Disney/{{Moana}}'': Moana wears the locket her grandmother gave her before she died. It also serves a functional purpose, since both Moana and her grandmother used it to store the [[MineralMacGuffin Heart of Te Fiti]].Fiti]].
* ''WesternAnimation/StarshipTroopersInvasion'' gives us [[ColdSniper Trig]] and her custom sniper rifle, a gift from her parents. Not long after she received the rifle, her family and everyone she knew was killed when the Bugs destroyed her [[DoomedHomeTown home town]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'', Carl Frederickson's house and practically everything in it are a keepsake of his departed wife Ellie and the childhood promise he made to her.



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* In ''Roleplay/DawnOfANewAgeOldportBlues'', Zia inherited a bass guitar after her father committed suicide. After the harrowing events of the MassSuperEmpoweringEvent, she curls around it while she sleeps.
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Scion}}'' signature character Horace Farrow carries a .45 revolver with him. His uncle Seth used it to kill Horace's (step)father and shoot out Horace's eye, but dropped it when Horace nailed him in the groin with a shotgun. It's heavily implied Horace carries it so that one day he can put a bullet from it through Seth's head.



* ''TabletopGame/{{Scion}}'' signature character Horace Farrow carries a .45 revolver with him. His uncle Seth used it to kill Horace's (step)father and shoot out Horace's eye, but dropped it when Horace nailed him in the groin with a shotgun. It's heavily implied Horace carries it so that one day he can put a bullet from it through Seth's head.



* In {{Theatre/Wicked}}, Glinda keeps Elphaba's hat and her green bottle when she believes Elphaba is dead.



* In ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'', Glinda keeps Elphaba's hat and her green bottle when she believes Elphaba is dead.



* In ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', Carolina kept York's lighter, the only thing she has left of him.



* In ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', Carolina kept York's lighter, the only thing she has left of him.



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* ''Webcomic/{{Crankrats}}'': The photo of young Jack and Maddy. {{Subverted|Trope}} via DramaticIrony however.
* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' Gil fell in love with Agatha shortly meeting her, and proposed not long after (framing it as a way of keeping her safe from his father). Almost right afterwards an emergency occured, ending in her faking her death. Gil then wore the ring he made her around his neck. Subverted in that he continued to wear it after he found out she was still alive, as they have yet to graduate to OfficialCouple.



* Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}: In the End of Act 5, after [[spoiler:the Exiles are massacred, Serenity, WV's firefly companion, hangs around PM]].
* ''Webcomic/{{Crankrats}}'': The photo of young Jack and Maddy. {{Subverted|Trope}} via DramaticIrony however.
* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' Gil fell in love with Agatha shortly meeting her, and proposed not long after (framing it as a way of keeping her safe from his father). Almost right afterwards an emergency occured, ending in her faking her death. Gil then wore the ring he made her around his neck. Subverted in that he continued to wear it after he found out she was still alive, as they have yet to graduate to OfficialCouple.

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* Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}: ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'': In the End of Act 5, after [[spoiler:the Exiles are massacred, Serenity, WV's firefly companion, hangs around PM]].
* ''Webcomic/{{Crankrats}}'': The photo of young Jack and Maddy. {{Subverted|Trope}} via DramaticIrony however.
* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' Gil fell in love with Agatha shortly meeting her, and proposed not long after (framing it as a way of keeping her safe from his father). Almost right afterwards an emergency occured, ending in her faking her death. Gil then wore the ring he made her around his neck. Subverted in that he continued to wear it after he found out she was still alive, as they have yet to graduate to OfficialCouple.
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', Mako wears [[ScarfOfAsskicking a red scarf]], which is a common fashion statement for Firebenders in Republic City. But he is unusually attached to his scarf. When he goes to the restaurant with Asami Sato, he wears it with his tuxedo. Later on, she buys him a silk scarf, which he does not wear, so she asks why. Mako tells Asami the scarf is all he has left of his murdered father. Later, Mako gives the scarf to his paternal grandmother.
* Katara from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' wears her deceased mother's necklace.



* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'': Hank Hill replaces the ball-top shifter of his new pickup truck with the shifter of his old pickup after the old one is destroyed by a train.

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* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'': Hank Hill replaces the ball-top shifter of Katara from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' wears her deceased mother's necklace.
* In ''WesternAnimation/Castlevania2017'' Dracula keeps wearing
his new pickup truck with the shifter of his old pickup wedding band after his human's wife's brutal murder by the old church. At the end of season 2 [[spoiler:when he is staked, decapitated, and his remains burned, the band is the only thing left unscathed]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheDragonPrince'', eight years ago the Queens of Duren give King Harrow a ring before they sacrifice themselves to give King Harrow's group time to escape. In the present their daughter, Queen Aanya of Duren, keeps in her necklace the ring
one is destroyed by a train.of her mothers gave Harrow.



* In the Crystal Gems from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', it is revealed Blue Diamond has been keeping Pink Diamond's "human zoo" functioning and is housing all of her Quartz soldiers there as a memorial to the fallen diamond. Yellow Diamond derides Blue Diamond's habit of collecting anything related to Pink Diamond as useless clinging to the past.

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* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'': Hank Hill replaces the ball-top shifter of his new pickup truck with the shifter of his old pickup after the old one is destroyed by a train.
* In the Crystal Gems from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', it ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', Mako wears [[ScarfOfAsskicking a red scarf]], which is revealed Blue Diamond has been keeping Pink Diamond's "human zoo" functioning and a common fashion statement for Firebenders in Republic City. But he is housing all of her Quartz soldiers there as a memorial unusually attached to his scarf. When he goes to the fallen diamond. Yellow Diamond derides Blue Diamond's habit of collecting anything related to Pink Diamond as useless clinging to restaurant with Asami Sato, he wears it with his tuxedo. Later on, she buys him a silk scarf, which he does not wear, so she asks why. Mako tells Asami the past.scarf is all he has left of his murdered father. Later, Mako gives the scarf to his paternal grandmother.



* In ''WesternAnimation/Castlevania2017'' Dracula keeps wearing his wedding band after his human's wife's brutal murder by the church. At the end of season 2 [[spoiler:when he is staked, decapitated, and his remains burned, the band is the only thing left unscathed]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheDragonPrince'', eight years ago the Queens of Duren give King Harrow a ring before they sacrifice themselves to give King Harrow's group time to escape. In the present their daughter, Queen Aanya of Duren, keeps in her necklace the ring one of her mothers gave Harrow.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/Castlevania2017'' Dracula keeps wearing his wedding band after his human's wife's brutal murder by the church. At the end of season 2 [[spoiler:when he is staked, decapitated, and his remains burned, the band is the only thing left unscathed]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheDragonPrince'', eight years ago the Queens of Duren give King Harrow a ring before they sacrifice themselves to give King Harrow's group time to escape.
In the present their daughter, Queen Aanya of Duren, keeps in her necklace the ring one Crystal Gems from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', it is revealed Blue Diamond has been keeping Pink Diamond's "human zoo" functioning and is housing all of her mothers gave Harrow. Quartz soldiers there as a memorial to the fallen diamond. Yellow Diamond derides Blue Diamond's habit of collecting anything related to Pink Diamond as useless clinging to the past.

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* In ComicBook/TheNew52 series ''ComicBook/Earth2'', the engagement ring that Alan Scott meant to give to his boyfriend became a conduit for him to use the power of the Green as that world's Green Lantern after his boyfriend was killed in a train wreck.


* In ''WesternAnimation/TheDragonPrince'', Queen Aanya of Duren keeps in her necklace the ring one of her mothers gave King Harrow before they sacrifice themselves to give them time to escape.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheDragonPrince'', eight years ago the Queens of Duren give King Harrow a ring before they sacrifice themselves to give King Harrow's group time to escape. In the present their daughter, Queen Aanya of Duren Duren, keeps in her necklace the ring one of her mothers gave King Harrow before they sacrifice themselves to give them time to escape.Harrow.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheDragonPrince'', Queen Aanya of Duren keeps in her necklace the ring one of her mothers gave King Harrow before they sacrifice themselves to give them time to escape.


** Ren modeled the blades of his weapons after a knife his father gave to him. [[spoiler:Season finale reveals he also kept the knife itself, which he uses to [[KarmicDeath slay the monster that killed his parents and destroyed his hometown]]]].

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** Ren modeled the blades of his weapons after a knife his father gave to him. [[spoiler:Season [[spoiler:The Volume 4 finale reveals he also kept the knife itself, which he uses to [[KarmicDeath slay the monster that killed his parents and destroyed his hometown]]]].


* Skydivers habitually wear the parachute closing pin as necklace. Should a skydiver die in an accident, often a friend of the deceased skydiver will begin to wear the necklace of the deceased one as his or her memorial.
* [[Creator/PennAndTeller Penn Jillette]] has his right ring-finger nail painted red in memory of his dead mother. He also wears his fathers ring but, as he always snarks when telling this story, none ever asks him about ''that.''

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* Skydivers habitually wear the parachute closing pin as necklace. Should a skydiver die in an accident, often a friend of the deceased skydiver will begin to wear the necklace of the deceased one as his or her their memorial.
* [[Creator/PennAndTeller Penn Jillette]] has his right ring-finger nail painted red in memory of his dead mother. He also wears his fathers father's ring but, as he always snarks when telling this story, none ever asks him about ''that.''

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Since this qualifies as a DeathTrope, beware of spoilers.


* [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bruce]] kept the letter [[ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}} Flashpoint!Thomas Wayne]] wrote to him. Thomas used his last seconds asking Barry to give it to him... [[ComicBook/TheButton and then]] [[Franchise/TheFlash Eobard]] [[KickTheDog shreds it]], because he's a dick.

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* [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bruce]] kept the letter [[ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}} Flashpoint!Thomas Wayne]] wrote to him. Thomas used his last seconds asking Barry [[Franchise/TheFlash Barry]] to give it to him... [[ComicBook/TheButton and then]] [[Franchise/TheFlash [[CompleteMonster Eobard]] [[KickTheDog shreds it]], because he's a dick.

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