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1st May '16 6:32:06 PM JackG
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* Lampshaded in ''Court Martial'' by Creator/SvenHassel. Two Section have to get rid of a troublesome Gestapo agent who's blackmailing them. After a [[RasputinianDeath number of unsuccessful attempts]] have landed the Gestapo agent in hospital, Porta and the others decide to pay a friendly visit with a wildcat in a cage. "As you know, cats have nine lives. And after what you've been through, you seem almost as immortal! So we're going to do a scientific study: [[AnimalAssassin cat vs. man!]]"

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* Lampshaded in ''Court Martial'' by Creator/SvenHassel. Two Section have to get rid of a troublesome Gestapo agent who's blackmailing them. them. After a [[RasputinianDeath number of unsuccessful attempts]] attempts have landed the Gestapo agent in hospital, Porta and the others decide to pay a friendly visit with a wildcat in a cage. cage. "As you know, cats have nine lives. lives. And after what you've been through, [[RasputinianDeath you seem almost as immortal! immortal!]] So we're going to do a scientific study: [[AnimalAssassin cat vs. man!]]"
1st May '16 6:29:19 PM JackG
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* Lampshaded in ''Court Martial'' by Creator/SvenHassel. Two Section have to get rid of a troublesome Gestapo agent who's blackmailing them. After a [[RasputinianDeath number of unsuccessful attempts]] have landed the Gestapo agent in hospital, Porta and the others decide to pay a friendly visit with a wildcat in a cage. "As you know, cats have nine lives. And after what you've been through, you seem almost as immortal! So we're going to do a scientific study: [[AnimalAssassin cat vs. man!]]"
19th Mar '16 4:03:55 PM Hjortron18
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** In ''WesternAnimation/IceAge4ContinentalDrift'', Squint exclaims towards Shira that "her nine lives are over" whe he finds out that she [[HeelFaceTurn switched sides.]]

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** In ''WesternAnimation/IceAge4ContinentalDrift'', Squint exclaims towards Shira that "her nine lives are over" whe when he finds out that she [[HeelFaceTurn switched sides.]]
10th Mar '16 5:39:30 PM DoctorCooper
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* In 1929, Fritz von Opel was toying with rocket-propelled cars and decided to break the land speed record with a railway car propelled by rockets. He dubbed it RAK-4 after the previous three made a good show of themselves. Also, the RAK-4 was, like the RAK-3, unmanned but, unlike its predecessor, this one had a live being inside its cab to test the effect of g-forces. It was a grey tabby that was a bit anxious during embarkment. The RAK-4 had 120 kg of dynamite to power it, and the explosives [[StuffBlowingUp decided to detonate]] at once, instead of successively, thus vaporising the car and almost killing the crew. The cat? Walked away with minor injuries. One down, eight to go.
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27th Feb '16 3:54:39 AM Randallw201238
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* One ''Weird War Tales'' comic had a story were a soldier rescues a cat, at which point a mysterious wizened figure tells him he's been gifted 9 lives by the cat. He disbelieves at first but right afterwards he survives an event that should have killed him. He then promptly starts wasting his 'extra' lives in foolhardy heroic stunts in hopes to look good. Soon he's down to one life again and decides to stop wasting them, only to heroically sacrifice himself to save some innocents. At that point, we see a cat bound away from the crater left by the grenade he smothered and the mysterious figure appears again. The soldier is told he's been granted one last gift due to his selflessness -- he becomes a cat.

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* One ''Weird War Tales'' comic had a story were where a soldier rescues a cat, at which point a mysterious wizened figure tells him he's been gifted 9 lives by the cat. He disbelieves at first but right afterwards he survives an event that should have killed him. He then promptly starts wasting his 'extra' lives in foolhardy heroic stunts in hopes to look good. Soon he's down to one life again and decides to stop wasting them, only to heroically sacrifice himself to save some innocents. At that point, we see a cat bound away from the crater left by the grenade he smothered and the mysterious figure appears again. The soldier is told he's been granted one last gift due to his selflessness -- he becomes a cat.
27th Jan '16 7:18:04 PM DarkHunter
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* The Guppy/Dead Cat item in ''VideoGame/TheBindingOfIsaac'' gives the player 9 lives. It also has the side effect of setting your max health to one once you get it, and every death afterwards. This can make the game more difficult in the Womb/Scarred Womb and subsequent levels as Isaac becomes a OneHitWonder if he lacks The Wafer item, which lets him take half-damamge. Dead Cat becomes more useful with the UpdatedRerelease ''Rebirth'' as it lets Isaac use the "Suicide King" card for it's helpful effects despite it's high cost[[note]]Kills Isaac and spawns 10 consumables and items relevant to the room's item pools around the location of use.[[/note]] and still giving several lives to fall back on.

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* The Guppy/Dead Cat item in ''VideoGame/TheBindingOfIsaac'' gives the player 9 lives. It also has the side effect of setting your max health to one once you get it, and every death afterwards. This can make the game more difficult in the Womb/Scarred Womb and subsequent levels as Isaac becomes a OneHitWonder if he lacks The Wafer item, which lets him take half-damamge. Dead Cat becomes more useful with the UpdatedRerelease ''Rebirth'' as it lets Isaac use the "Suicide King" card for it's helpful effects despite it's high cost[[note]]Kills Isaac and spawns 10 consumables and items relevant to the room's item pools around the location of use.[[/note]] and still giving several lives to fall back on. It's also ''extremely'' useful for The Lost, who is a OneHitWonder anyway, so the downsides don't really matter.
8th Jan '16 12:07:10 AM DastardlyDemolition
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* The Guppy/Dead Cat item in ''VideoGame/TheBindingOfIsaac'' gives the player 9 lives. It also has the side effect of setting your max health to one once you get it, and every death afterwards.

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* The Guppy/Dead Cat item in ''VideoGame/TheBindingOfIsaac'' gives the player 9 lives. It also has the side effect of setting your max health to one once you get it, and every death afterwards. This can make the game more difficult in the Womb/Scarred Womb and subsequent levels as Isaac becomes a OneHitWonder if he lacks The Wafer item, which lets him take half-damamge. Dead Cat becomes more useful with the UpdatedRerelease ''Rebirth'' as it lets Isaac use the "Suicide King" card for it's helpful effects despite it's high cost[[note]]Kills Isaac and spawns 10 consumables and items relevant to the room's item pools around the location of use.[[/note]] and still giving several lives to fall back on.
6th Jan '16 1:27:22 PM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* In Sylvester and Tweety in Cagey Capers on the UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis, Sylvester begins the game with nine lives. On losing a life, a soul is seen fleeing his body with a cry of "[[CatchPhrase Sufferin' Succotash!]]" but unlike in most games that have lives, play flows [[NoSell as though nothing happened]].

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* In Sylvester ''Sylvester and Tweety in Cagey Capers Capers'' on the UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis, Sylvester begins the game with nine lives. On losing a life, a soul is seen fleeing his body with a cry of "[[CatchPhrase Sufferin' Succotash!]]" but unlike in most games that have lives, play flows [[NoSell as though nothing happened]].
27th Dec '15 3:30:51 PM Hjortron18
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** In ''WesternAnimation/IceAge4ContinentalDrift'', Squint exclaims towards Shira that "her nine lives are over" whe he finds out that she switched sides.

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** In ''WesternAnimation/IceAge4ContinentalDrift'', Squint exclaims towards Shira that "her nine lives are over" whe he finds out that she [[HeelFaceTurn switched sides. sides.]]
27th Dec '15 3:29:15 PM Hjortron18
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** In ''WesternAnimation/IceAge4ContinentalDrift'', Squint exclaims towards Shira that "her nine lives are over" whe he finds out that she switched sides.
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