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10th Jan, 2019 12:11:32 AM

I would say that Dismantled MacGuffin would qualify as this, and also Gotta Catch 'Em All. (And it does not qualify as People Sit on Chairs since that one's about details that just happen to occur and have no real part of the telling of a story.)

Edited by JamesJames
10th Jan, 2019 07:59:15 PM

Often a type of Broken Bridge or Insurmountable Waist-High Fence

See also The Great Repair when this is a major plot arc- the last act of Alien is a good example: the crew has to gather supplies from throughout the main ship in order to rig up their shuttle as a life boat and ensure the destruction of the xenomorph, while evading said xenomorph.

Edited by Scorpion451