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6th Oct '17 12:16:23 PM Augusto
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!!'''As a DeathTrope, all Spoilers will be unmarked ahead. Beware.'''

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!!'''As '''As a DeathTrope, all Spoilers will be unmarked ahead. Beware.'''
4th Oct '17 12:12:41 AM morane
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* The UrExample of this trope can be found in Sweden, in the Täby Church near Stockholm. The church displays a fresco "Death playing chess", painted by Albertus Pictor.

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* The UrExample of this trope can be found in Sweden, in the Täby Church near Stockholm. The church displays a fresco "Death playing chess", painted by Albertus Pictor. See [[https://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/2063602/SWE_280_001.html Death Playing Chess]]
4th Oct '17 12:09:37 AM morane
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* The UrExample of this trope can be found in Sweden, in the Täby Church near Stockholm. The church displays a fresco "Death playing chess", painted by Albertus Pictor.
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7th Sep '17 5:50:02 AM Medinoc
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* A mild subversion occurred in the webcomic ''[[http://thosedestined.pensandtales.com Those Destined]]'' : The other being was not death, and had no power to resurrect the protagonist. However, since he had bet his own soul, [[http://thosedestined.pensandtales.com/?date=20041207 his nemesis]] [[http://thosedestined.pensandtales.com/?date=20041209 was more than happy]] [[http://thosedestined.pensandtales.com/?date=20041211 to help]].

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* A mild subversion occurred in the webcomic ''[[http://thosedestined.pensandtales.com Those Destined]]'' ''Webcomic/ThoseDestined'' : The other being claiming to be Death was not death, lying, and had no power to resurrect the protagonist. However, since he had bet his own soul, [[http://thosedestined.pensandtales.com/?date=20041207 his nemesis]] [[http://thosedestined.pensandtales.com/?date=20041209 was more than happy]] [[http://thosedestined.pensandtales.com/?date=20041211 to help]].
2nd Aug '17 10:40:14 AM Waffleface
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* Heracles once challenged Death to a ''wrestling match'' over the soul of his friend's belowed wife, to repay for said friend's hospitality. [[SuperStrength Heracles]] [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu won]].

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* Heracles once challenged Death to a ''wrestling match'' over the soul of his friend's belowed beloved wife, to repay for said friend's hospitality. [[SuperStrength Heracles]] [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu won]].
1st Aug '17 8:07:33 AM Jappus
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** Aaron Williams neatly reverses the whole thing in [[http://www.crispygamer.com/comics/backward/backward-2009-04-13.aspx this]] Backwards Compatible strip about the death of Dave Arneson

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** Aaron Williams neatly reverses the whole thing in [[http://www.crispygamer.[[http://web.archive.org/web/20101216052536/http://crispygamer.com/comics/backward/backward-2009-04-13.aspx this]] Backwards Compatible strip about the death of Dave Arneson
21st Jul '17 5:02:43 PM AlienPatch
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* The animated film ''WesternAnimation/{{Animalympics}}'' lampoons ''Film/TheSeventhSeal'''s iconic scene mentioned above with the film being called "Price and winnies" and directed by [[MeaningfulName the avian]] [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Ingmar Birdman]]. The role of the Death is played by the horse Bjorn Freeborg and we see the famous scene with him saying the following:
--->'''Bjorn Freeborg:''' "I remember, as a little boy by the seaside. It was a game, and I knew I had won."!
6th Jul '17 8:15:57 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ''Podcast/TheMagnusArchives'': The dying soldier in the folk tale in "Cheating Death" challenges Death to a game. When Death offers him a choice of chess, dominoes and dice, the soldier rejects all of those, takes out his own deck of cards and challenges Death to faro. This is partly he's GenreSavvy enough to know that Death must be too good to lose any game that isn't pure luck, and partly because the soldier knows how to cheat at faro. [[spoiler:It turns out that are actually multiple Deaths, each of whom was once a mortal who, upon winning a game against a previous Death, was doomed to take over from them until they find someone who can beat them (which is difficult because they become surpassingly skilled at all games and unable to play badly on purpose). Oh, and it's not just a folk tale - that soldier became one of them.]]

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* ''Podcast/TheMagnusArchives'': The dying soldier in the folk tale in "Cheating Death" challenges Death to a game. When Death offers him a choice of chess, dominoes and dice, the soldier rejects all of those, takes out his own deck of cards and challenges Death to faro. This is partly he's GenreSavvy enough to know he knows that Death must be too good to lose any game that isn't pure luck, and partly because the soldier knows how to cheat at faro. [[spoiler:It turns out that are actually multiple Deaths, each of whom was once a mortal who, upon winning a game against a previous Death, was doomed to take over from them until they find someone who can beat them (which is difficult because they become surpassingly skilled at all games and unable to play badly on purpose). Oh, and it's not just a folk tale - that soldier became one of them.]]
1st Jun '17 2:57:44 PM LadyEvil
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fan comic [[http://wadusher0.deviantart.com/art/Time-Fades-Pinkie-Pie-1-608481403 Time Fades]], Pinkie makes a deal with Death. If she can make Death laugh, she gets one free mulligan.
17th May '17 5:09:51 PM Shadoboy
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* ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' had Skips arm wrestling with Death with his soul on the line to bring back Rigby, whom he had killed in the first place. Skips cheated by using an arm brace, but got away with it.

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* ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' had Skips arm wrestling with Death with his soul on the line to bring back Rigby, whom he had killed in the first place. Skips cheated by using an arm brace, brace (that Rigby used previously to beat him), but got away with it.
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