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Basic Trope: A thing which shows the hero what he wants most.

  • Straight: Bob stumbles upon the Stone of Aryengni, which shows him the artifact he has been searching for, which will allow him to defeat Emperor Evulz and restore peace.
  • Exaggerated: Bob and his True Companions all stumble on the stone at the same moment and each sees their greatest wish: Bob sees an artifact that will let him defeat Emperor Evulz, Alice sees a potion that will change her species so that she doesn't have to keep proving herself to everyone and can be with Bob, Charlie sees an amulet that will let him retrieve his father from Another Dimension, Dracone sees a sword that will make him the mightiest warrior in the entire world, and Eva sees an elixir that can heal her village of a curse.
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  • Downplayed: Bob finds the Stone of Aryengni and sees valuable supplies for the fight against Evulz.
  • Justified: The Stone of Aryengni is enchanted specifically to cause this effect.
  • Inverted: ???
  • Subverted: Bob stumbles onto a strangely glowing stone and instantly rejoices that he has found the artifact to help him defeat Emperor Evulz...but it turns out the stone really will help him defeat Emperor Evulz.
  • Double Subverted: However, the next time Bob finds an artifact, it really does only show him what he wants.
  • Parodied: ???
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: All objects in the story show themselves as they are.
  • Enforced: The author likes this particular trope.
  • Lampshaded: ???
  • Invoked: Emperor Evulz enchants a stone so that whoever looks at it will see what they want most.
  • Exploited: Knowing that the Stone of Aryengni takes the form of whatever the viewer most wants to see, Emperor Evulz uses it to lure Bob within trapping range while he tries to get the "heart's desire".
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  • Defied: ???
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  • Conversed: ???

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