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29th Dec '17 8:33:53 PM Doinkmeister
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** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', the Forsworn Briarheart warriors are granted great strength and magical power through a ritual that involves replacing their heart with a Briar Heart. If you manage to sneak up on one, you can [[ImpossibleThief pickpocket]] the Briar Heart. [[DevelopersForesight Doing so successfully kills them instantly]].
26th Dec '17 1:44:39 PM Amahn
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** The big {{McGuffin}} claimed by the BigBad of the ''Mists of Pandaria'' expansion was the still beating heart of a long dead [[EldritchAbomination Old God]].



* The object of the game ''Vexx'' is to collect hearts that still beat.
5th Oct '17 9:55:37 AM BeerBaron
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** The still-beating heart of the [[GodIsDead dead creator god]], Lorkhan, was ripped from his chest by the other spirits who participated in creation for his perceived treachery and cast down into the world he helped to create. It would remain there for thousands of years, at least until the events of ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]''.

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** The still-beating heart of the [[GodIsDead dead creator god]], Lorkhan, was ripped from his chest by the other spirits who participated in creation for his perceived treachery and cast down into the world he helped to create. It A CosmicKeystone of unimaginable divine power, the [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent Dwemer]] would discover it [[DugTooDeep beneath Red Mountain]] and devise a means to tap into its power. They constructed "Anumidum", a [[HumongousMecha colossal mechanical golem]], which they intended to use the Heart to power, transforming it into a new god. However, ''something'' happened when they attempted to tap into the Heart, [[RiddleForTheAges causing their entire race to disappear in an instant]]. The Heart would remain there for thousands of years, at least until the events of ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]''.
17th Sep '17 9:05:22 PM PaulA
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-->-- '''Music/TomLehrer''', "TheMasochismTango"

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-->-- '''Music/TomLehrer''', "TheMasochismTango"
"The Masochism Tango", ''Music/AnEveningWastedWithTomLehrer''



* The Music/TomLehrer song "The Masochism Tango", as quoted above.

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* The Music/TomLehrer song "The Masochism Tango", from the album ''Music/AnEveningWastedWithTomLehrer'', uses it as quoted above.a brief joke making a LiteralMetaphor of the singer offering his heart to the woman he adores.
11th Jul '17 2:42:16 PM Katsuhagi
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* In ''FanFic/FellowshipOfTheRaven'', the Baron of Vallaki dies this way when he attempts to lie to [[BigBad Strahd von Zarovich]] and blame the injuries ''he'' inflicted on [[MacGuffinGirl Ireena]] while interrogating her (for [[InterrogatedForNothing information she didn't even have, no less]]) on her monstrous older brother Izek, his own enforcer, before he realized [[StalkerWithACrush who she was to Strahd]]. Strahd sees through it in an instant and tears the Baron's heart out without another word before crushing it and feeding his body to his vampire spawn.
11th Jul '17 2:36:42 PM Katsuhagi
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* In ''FanFic/FellowshipOfTheRaven'', the Baron of Vallaki dies this way when he attempts to lie to [[BigBad Strahd von Zarovich]] and blame the injuries ''he'' inflicted on [[MacGuffinGirl Ireena]] while interrogating her (for [[InterrogatedForNothing information she didn't even have, no less]]) on her monstrous older brother Izek, his own enforcer, before he realized [[StalkerWithACrush who she was to Strahd]]. Strahd sees through it in an instant and tears the Baron's heart out without another word before crushing it and feeding his body to his vampire spawn.
23rd Jun '17 6:14:00 AM Arivne
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** Third Edition
*** One of the spells listed in the sourcebook ''Book of Vile Darkness'' is the ''Grip of Orcus'', which gives the target a heart attack. If the target dies from the spell, their smoking heart appears in your hand.
*** ''Relics and Rituals'' supplement. The spell ''Sacrificial Heart'' rips the still-beating, living heart from the victim's chest and causes it to fly through the air to the the caster's hand.

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** Third Edition
*** One of the spells listed in the
3rd Edition sourcebook ''Book of Vile Darkness'' Darkness''
*** One of the spells listed in the
is the ''Grip of Orcus'', which gives the target a heart attack. If the target dies from the spell, their smoking heart appears in your hand.
*** Another spell is Heartclutch. The caster just "holds forth his empty hand, and the still beating heart of the subject appears within it." The victim dies in 6-18 seconds.
** 3rd Edition
''Relics and Rituals'' supplement. The spell ''Sacrificial Heart'' rips the still-beating, living heart from the victim's chest and causes it to fly through the air to the the caster's hand.
9th May '17 5:24:28 PM ultimomant
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* In ''Anime/SevenMortalSins'', Lucifer enslaves Maria Totsuka by extracting her heart. [[SoulJar As long as nothing happens to it]], Maria is immortal and ageless, but Lucifer can torture her by squeezing it.
7th May '17 5:55:39 AM Dragon101
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*** RealityIsUnrealistic: It is indeed possible to survive losing your heart, for a few minutes / seconds anyway; that's how heart transplants are possible, after all, and the poor guy was immolated shortly afterwards anyway. Plus, yes, magic.
2nd Mar '17 3:28:45 PM margdean56
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** Debated. This may be a case of an UnreliableNarrator. The Spanish reported that this was how Aztec sacrifices were performed, but the method of removing the heart does not seem conducive to the kind of quick removal necessary (ie they went through the ribs, which would take some time to break). Furthermore, most Aztec artwork shows the sacrifices being decapitated, not having their hearts ripped out. So, many scholars now believe that the Aztecs beheaded their sacrifices, and removed the hearts much later.

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** Debated. This may be a case of an UnreliableNarrator. The Spanish reported that this was how Aztec sacrifices were performed, but the method of removing the heart does not seem conducive to the kind of quick removal necessary (ie (i.e. they went through the ribs, which would take some time to break). Furthermore, most Aztec artwork shows the sacrifices being decapitated, not having their hearts ripped out. So, many scholars now believe that the Aztecs beheaded their sacrifices, and removed the hearts much later.
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