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7th May '16 9:05:10 AM M84
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* Dark Eldar in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' have made it their raison d'etre to stave off their inevitable deaths by regularly throwing the figurative Reaper (the chaos god Slaanesh) fresh souls to keep it from taking theirs instead. Pretty much any sentient being's soul will do and the older the Dark Eldar is the more often will souls have to be sacrificed in their place; this has much the expected result on the species' moral compass.

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* Dark Eldar in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' have made it their raison d'etre to stave off their inevitable deaths by regularly throwing the figurative Reaper (the chaos god Slaanesh) fresh souls to keep it from taking theirs instead. Pretty much any sentient being's soul will do and the older the Dark Eldar is the more often will souls have to be sacrificed in their place; this has much the expected result on the species' moral compass. Not that they had much of a moral compass in the first place -- the entire reason they need to do this while other Eldar do not is because the Dark Eldar refuse to stop indulging in the depraved hedonism that spawned Slaanesh. The Thirst gradually fades if a Dark Eldar rejects that lifestyle.
6th May '16 9:59:42 AM Jhamin
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** In an unusual variation on this trope, Death says she isn't interested in someone else dying to balance the scale. She needs something else. She points out that every living thing will die eventually, so someone else "dying so their beloved will live" just hastens the schedule, and she isn't in a hurry.
8th Apr '16 7:54:36 AM GlassRain
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* Between Terra and Max in ''Webcomic/OneOverZero''.
29th Feb '16 11:25:00 AM ZimFan89
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* In the ''FanFic/{{Neomorphs}}'' series, on the rare occasions that Azmaveth, the lord of the afterlife, lets someone come BackFromTheDead, he always insists on another life being given in exchange -- for Rachael's resurrection, [[spoiler: Jake]] performs a HeroicSacrifice, and when he's later given a chance at coming back himself, he's given a set period of time in which to kill [[TheStarscream Mersa]] in order to secure his place among the living.

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* In the ''FanFic/{{Neomorphs}}'' series, on the rare occasions that Azmaveth, the lord of the afterlife, lets someone come BackFromTheDead, he always insists on another life being given in exchange -- for Rachael's Rachel's resurrection, [[spoiler: Jake]] performs a HeroicSacrifice, and when he's later given a chance at coming back himself, he's given a set period of time in which to kill [[TheStarscream Mersa]] in order to secure his place among the living.
29th Feb '16 11:24:25 AM ZimFan89
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* In the ''FanFic/{{Neomorphs}}'' series, on the rare occasions that Azmaveth, the lord of the afterlife, lets someone come BackFromTheDead, he always insists on another life being given in exchange -- for Rachael's resurrection, [[spoiler: Jake]] performs a HeroicSacrifice, and when he's later given a chance at coming back himself, he's given a set period of time in which to kill [[TheStarscream Mersa]] in order to secure his place among the living.
19th Feb '16 8:02:19 PM zarpaulus
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* In ''[[Literature/{{Silverwing}} Firewing]]'' dead bats can come back to life by absorbing the life force of a living bat who somehow ends up in the afterlife before dying. [[spoiler: Goth kills Griffin to steal his life force and return to life. While Shade gives up his own life for Griffin, and turns out to have enough for Luna too.]]


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* [[https://youtu.be/QZPSXI43P-I Rescuing Ghosts]] appears to depict a mother giving up her own life to revive her daughter.
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31st Jan '16 6:16:20 PM shamblingdead2
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* At the end of ''Literature/ElevenTwentyTwoSixtyThree'' we find out the cost for stopping JFK's assassination. [[spoiler: Since the country never entered the Vietnam War, thousands of people are killed in a natural disaster]].
6th Dec '15 3:21:22 PM nighttrainfm
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** In ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest'', it is revealed that Jack had previously made a deal with Davy Jones - and Davy Jones is now coming to collect his soul as payment. Jack offers [[UnwittingPawn Will]] as payment instead, but Davy Jones refuses, because "one soul is not equal to another" -- a chance Jack immediately exploits to negotiate a "price" for his soul. Specifically, he seizes on Jones' objection to the rate of exchange not the principle itself, and strikes a bargain to deliver 100 souls in three days in exchange for his own. Both know this is an impossible task -- it's implied that Jack agrees to it so he can get Jones off his back long enough to find [[SoulJar the Dead Man's Chest]].

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** In ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest'', it is revealed that Jack had previously made a deal with Davy Jones - and Davy Jones is now coming to collect his soul as payment. Jack offers [[UnwittingPawn Will]] as payment instead, but Davy Jones refuses, because "one soul is not equal to another" -- a chance Jack immediately exploits to negotiate a "price" for his soul. Specifically, he seizes on Jones' objection to the rate of exchange and not the principle itself, and strikes a bargain to deliver 100 souls in three days in exchange for his own. Both know this is an impossible task -- it's implied that Jack agrees to it so he can get Jones off his back long enough to find [[SoulJar the Dead Man's Chest]].
5th Nov '15 3:33:53 PM StFan
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* In ''{{Thorgal}} - Beyond the Shadows'', Thorgal travels to the underworld to bargain for his wife's life, and Death decides to be a dick. Death takes him and his guide to an enormous black cavern filled with tiny golden strings that a blind beast constantly cuts off at seemingly random. Death gives Thorgal a bow and arrow and tells him that he will repair his wifes life-string if Thorgal fires off an arrow in any direction, [[SadisticChoice knowing full well that the arrow will sever one life-string at random.]] Thorgal, being the hero and all can't go through with it, but his companion (who was in love with Thorgal) grabbed the bow and let loose the arrow. In a twist that should surprise absolutely no one, it turned out that the life-string she struck "just happened" to be her own.

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* In ''{{Thorgal}} ''ComicBook/{{Thorgal}} - Beyond the Shadows'', Thorgal travels to the underworld to bargain for his wife's life, and Death decides to be a dick. Death takes him and his guide to an enormous black cavern filled with tiny golden strings that a blind beast constantly cuts off at seemingly random. Death gives Thorgal a bow and arrow and tells him that he will repair his wifes life-string if Thorgal fires off an arrow in any direction, [[SadisticChoice knowing full well that the arrow will sever one life-string at random.]] Thorgal, being the hero and all can't go through with it, but his companion (who was in love with Thorgal) grabbed the bow and let loose the arrow. In a twist that should surprise absolutely no one, it turned out that the life-string she struck "just happened" to be her own.



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8th Oct '15 4:38:46 PM nombretomado
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* In a ''JusticeSocietyOfAmerica'' story, Atom-Smasher knows that an exact number of people must die in a plane crash to avoid damaging the time stream and so, at the last moment, swaps his mother for the villain who caused the crash in the first place. (Saves the mother and replaces her with the villain, that is. For those who were confused.)

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* In a ''JusticeSocietyOfAmerica'' ''ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica'' story, Atom-Smasher knows that an exact number of people must die in a plane crash to avoid damaging the time stream and so, at the last moment, swaps his mother for the villain who caused the crash in the first place. (Saves the mother and replaces her with the villain, that is. For those who were confused.)
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