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22nd Jan '17 3:32:30 PM Andyroid
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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 OneHitPointWonder 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 OneHitPointWonder anyway, so the downsides don't really matter.

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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 OneHitPointWonder if he lacks The Wafer item, which lets him take half-damamge. half-damage. The 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 OneHitPointWonder anyway, so the downsides don't really matter.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/RenAndStimpy'' episode "Terminal Stimpy", it is revealed that Stimpy has already died 7 times and has only two lives left. Being Stimpy, he wastes one more life during the episode.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'': In the ''WesternAnimation/RenAndStimpy'' episode "Terminal Stimpy", it is revealed that Stimpy has already died 7 times and has only two lives left. Being Stimpy, he wastes one more another life during and spends the episode.rest of the cartoon going through the FiveStagesOfGrief.
6th Jan '17 11:01:19 AM Meon
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* [[ThisIndexMeows Call of Catthulhu]], takes this literally. The PC (player cats) have nine lives to face dark eldrich powers with.
30th Dec '16 3:08:09 PM StarTropes
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* In ''Film/EnterTheDragon'', the BigBad challenges Mr. Roper, one of the competitors in the tournament, to pull the cord on a guillotine with a cat's neck in said guillotine. Instead, Roper picks the cat up and says, "Now you've got eight left."
23rd Dec '16 3:04:26 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. It's also ''extremely'' useful for The Lost, who is a OneHitWonder anyway, so the downsides don't really matter.

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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 OneHitPointWonder 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 OneHitPointWonder anyway, so the downsides don't really matter.
29th Nov '16 8:13:26 PM PaulA
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* The cats in Creator/DianeDuane's ''[[Literature/YoungWizards Feline Wizards]]'' series have nine lives ''via'' a form of reincarnation where they keep some but not all of their memories. Occasionally, they'll get [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence a tenth one]].

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* The cats in Creator/DianeDuane's ''[[Literature/YoungWizards Feline Wizards]]'' ''Literature/FelineWizards'' series have nine lives ''via'' a form of reincarnation where they keep some but not all of their memories. Occasionally, they'll get [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence a tenth one]].
29th Nov '16 8:31:29 AM sgamer82
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* ''Manga/MahouTsukaiNoYome'' mentions cats having nine lives. With each new life, a cat gets smarter and smarter, gaining the ability to speak and perform magic. The King of Cats has a spell that requires the sacrifice of a life to maintain the seal on an area of UnholyGround.

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* ''Manga/MahouTsukaiNoYome'' ''Manga/Manga/TheAncientMagusBride'' mentions cats having nine lives. With each new life, a cat gets smarter and smarter, gaining the ability to speak and perform magic. The King of Cats has a spell that requires the sacrifice of a life to maintain the seal on an area of UnholyGround.
23rd Nov '16 2:17:05 AM rafi
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* In the ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'' dub by [[Creator/FourKidsEntertainment 4Kids]], Mew Zoey's powers include nine lives, apparently. This might have been foreshadowing for the GrandFinale; since they lost the license, we'll never know.
* In ''Manga/SoulEater'', [[CatGirl Blair]] has her soul eaten by the protagonists. She survives and explains it by saying "Do you know how many souls cats have?". In a later chapter, she's stuck inside a massive pressure cooker in the Flying Duchman's Nidhogg Factory, supposed to be hot enough to melt down a soul. When she shows up on a subsequent page without a scratch after the process, the only explanation she offers is "Because I'm Blair".

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* In the ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'' dub by [[Creator/FourKidsEntertainment 4Kids]], Mew Zoey's powers include of ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' and [[Anime/DigimonAdventure02 02]], Gatomon makes several references to having nine lives, apparently. This might have been foreshadowing for the GrandFinale; since they lost the license, we'll never know.
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* In ''Manga/SoulEater'', [[CatGirl Blair]] has her soul eaten by the protagonists. She survives and explains it by saying "Do you know how many souls ''Manga/MahouTsukaiNoYome'' mentions cats have?". In having nine lives. With each new life, a later chapter, she's stuck inside a massive pressure cooker in cat gets smarter and smarter, gaining the Flying Duchman's Nidhogg Factory, supposed ability to be hot enough to melt down speak and perform magic. The King of Cats has a soul. When she shows up on a subsequent page without a scratch after spell that requires the process, sacrifice of a life to maintain the only explanation she offers is "Because I'm Blair".seal on an area of UnholyGround.



* ''Manga/MahouTsukaiNoYome'' mentions cats having nine lives. With each new life, a cat gets smarter and smarter, gaining the ability to speak and perform magic. The King of Cats has a spell that requires the sacrifice of a life to maintain the seal on an area of UnholyGround.
* In the dub of ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' and [[Anime/DigimonAdventure02 02]], Gatomon makes several references to having nine lives.

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* ''Manga/MahouTsukaiNoYome'' mentions In ''Manga/SoulEater'', [[CatGirl Blair]] has her soul eaten by the protagonists. She survives and explains it by saying "Do you know how many souls cats having nine lives. With each new life, have?". In a cat gets smarter and smarter, gaining later chapter, she's stuck inside a massive pressure cooker in the ability Flying Duchman's Nidhogg Factory, supposed to speak and perform magic. The King of Cats has be hot enough to melt down a spell that requires soul. When she shows up on a subsequent page without a scratch after the sacrifice of a life to maintain process, the seal on an area of UnholyGround.
only explanation she offers is "Because I'm Blair".
* In the ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'' dub of ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' and [[Anime/DigimonAdventure02 02]], Gatomon makes several references to having by [[Creator/FourKidsEntertainment 4Kids]], Mew Zoey's powers include nine lives.lives, apparently. This might have been foreshadowing for the GrandFinale; since they lost the license, we'll never know.



* Wildcat of the ''ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica'' had nine lives granted to him decades ago, in a retcon created by Grant Morrison. Just before Infinite Crisis, however, Jay Garrick killed the last life to strip Wildcat of metahuman powers and make him unable to be controlled by TheSpearOfDestiny. In a later retcon it is claimed that he always has nine lives at any given moment, however many he loses, so when he is executed by the [[ThoseWackyNazis Fourth Reich]] ([[ItMakesSenseInContext Long story]]) [[RasputinianDeath they need to shoot him nine times in quick succession to get it to stick]].

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* Wildcat of the ''ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica'' had possesses the ability to return from the dead, a total of nine lives granted to times. These "nine lives" are characteristic of the mythical properties of average house cats. Ted apparently acquired this power when the magician Zatara altered a curse placed on him decades ago, in a retcon created by Grant Morrison. Just before Infinite Crisis, however, Jay Garrick killed the last life to strip Wildcat of metahuman powers and make him unable to be controlled by TheSpearOfDestiny. In villain King Inferno. He at one point believed he had used up all nine lives, but (in a RetCon) the sorcerer Mordru (while disguised as Doctor Fate) later retcon it is claimed informed him that he always has nine lives at any given moment, however many he loses, so when unless he is executed by the [[ThoseWackyNazis Fourth Reich]] ([[ItMakesSenseInContext Long story]]) [[RasputinianDeath they need to shoot him killed nine times in quick succession to get it to stick]].a single "cycle".
8th Nov '16 11:42:20 AM ultimomant
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%% * Referenced in ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'':
%% * This probably wasn't the case with Catwoman in ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'', but {{Yakuza}} boss Hideo Katsu decided not to take chances. Fortunately for her, that's when [[SaveTheVillain Batman showed up.]]
%% --> '''Katsu:''' It is said cats have nine lives. ''(To his henchmen.)'' Destroy her ten times over!

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%% * Referenced in ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'':
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* This probably wasn't the case with Catwoman in ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'', but {{Yakuza}} boss Hideo Katsu decided not to take chances. Fortunately for her, that's when [[SaveTheVillain Batman showed up.]]
%% --> '''Katsu:''' It is said cats have nine lives. ''(To his henchmen.)'' Destroy her ten times over!
28th Oct '16 2:05:03 PM StFan
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%% * [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crqGXJaDWsA This commercial]] for Long Life Beer, Produced by RichardWilliams' Studios.

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%% * [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crqGXJaDWsA This commercial]] for Long Life Beer, Produced by RichardWilliams' Creator/RichardWilliams' Studios.
26th Oct '16 4:03:29 AM StFan
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->''"A Cat in despondency sighed''\\
''And resolved to commit suicide''\\
''She passed under the wheels''\\
''Of eight automobiles''\\
''And under the ninth one she died"''

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->''"A Cat in despondency sighed''\\
''And
sighed\\
And
resolved to commit suicide''\\
''She
suicide\\
She
passed under the wheels''\\
''Of
wheels\\
Of
eight automobiles''\\
''And
automobiles\\
And
under the ninth one she died"''



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%% * [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crqGXJaDWsA This beer commercial]], animated by Creator/RichardWilliams.



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* There is a ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' book, ''ComicBook/GarfieldHis9Lives'', later turned into a [[WesternAnimation/GarfieldSpecials TV special]], revolving around this, though it was more reincarnations than anything. (The Garfield we know best is #8.)
* Occasionally came up in ''ComicStrip/KrazyKat''. In one strip, Ignatz asks Krazy if he has life insurance. Krazy responds that he has three of his lives insured--"When I get rich I'll insure the other six."
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--> '''Hobbes:''' Yeah, I already lost five of my nine lives on that trip.

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--> '''Hobbes:''' -->'''Hobbes:''' Yeah, I already lost five of my nine lives on that trip.



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-->'''Underdone''': Weird! I saw that cat walk by, and then I saw it walk by again!\\
'''[=TryNtease=]''': What's so weird about that? A cat has nine lives! When it walks by a tenth time, THEN it's weird!\\
'''Underdone''': Whoa!! There goes the same cat for the TENTH time!\\
'''[=TryNtease=]''': Red Alert! That means our enemies are now in our world! Run!

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-->'''Underdone''': -->'''Underdone:''' Weird! I saw that cat walk by, and then I saw it walk by again!\\
'''[=TryNtease=]''': '''[=TryNtease=]:''' What's so weird about that? A cat has nine lives! When it walks by a tenth time, THEN it's weird!\\
'''Underdone''': '''Underdone:''' Whoa!! There goes the same cat for the TENTH time!\\
'''[=TryNtease=]''': '''[=TryNtease=]:''' Red Alert! That means our enemies are now in our world! Run!



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* There was a ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' book, ''ComicBook/GarfieldHis9Lives'', later turned into a [[WesternAnimation/GarfieldSpecials TV special]], revolving around this, though it was more reincarnations than anything. (The Garfield we know best is #8.)
* Occasionally came up in ''ComicStrip/KrazyKat''. In one strip, Ignatz asks Krazy if he has life insurance. Krazy responds that he has three of his lives insured--"When I get rich I'll insure the other six."
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'', while you don't meet cats, it is common knowledge that radiated cats have 18 half-lives (a physics joke: half-life is an important concept in nuclear physics), as said by your robot butler.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'', ''VideoGame/Fallout3'', while you don't meet cats, it is common knowledge that radiated cats have 18 half-lives (a physics joke: half-life is an important concept in nuclear physics), as said by your robot butler.



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%% * [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crqGXJaDWsA This beer commercial]], animated by RichardWilliams.



* Parodied during a sketch on ''Series/RobotChicken''. When a cat, about to be hanged, tried to trick the hangman.
-->'''Cat:''' I regret that I only have one life to give for my country.
-->'''Hangman:''' Yeah, nice try. [[GenreSavvy Get nine nooses!]]

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* Parodied during a sketch on ''Series/RobotChicken''. When ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'', when a cat, about to be hanged, tried tries to trick the hangman.
-->'''Cat:''' I regret that I only have one life to give for my country.
-->'''Hangman:'''
country.\\
'''Hangman:'''
Yeah, nice try. [[GenreSavvy Get nine nooses!]]



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