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16th Aug '17 12:56:49 AM MadAnthony94
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* Done in ''ComicBook/{{Ghostbusters IDW}}''; a friend of Egon's is hit by a car and, when Death (oh, sorry, "an entity that siphons excess psychic energy from our dimensional plane") comes for him, he manages to imprison it in a sack. People still die, because their bodies stop working, but the extra PKE in the air builds up, causing a steroid effect in all the ghosts of the story arc.
12th Aug '17 11:39:40 AM nombretomado
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* In a [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Simpsons']] Halloween special, Homer kills Death after trying to save Bart from him. Lisa mentions that there is now a world without death, and then cue scenes around Springfield of people not dying when they should. Homer then puts on Death's cloak for fun and accidentally becomes the new Grim Reaper (Possibly an AffectionateParody slash Hallow'een version of TheSantaClause). ''HilarityEnsues''

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* In a [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Simpsons']] Halloween special, Homer kills Death after trying to save Bart from him. Lisa mentions that there is now a world without death, and then cue scenes around Springfield of people not dying when they should. Homer then puts on Death's cloak for fun and accidentally becomes the new Grim Reaper (Possibly an AffectionateParody slash Hallow'een version of TheSantaClause).''Film/TheSantaClause''). ''HilarityEnsues''
22nd Jun '17 4:18:35 AM TPPR10
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* How the 9th ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' game ''Phantasmagoria of Flower View'' happens, basically. Every 60 years, a surge of death happens for whatever reason, which presumably requires the [[TheGrimReaper shinigami]] to work overtime. [[TheGrimReaper Komachi]] just happened to be slacking off this time around, leading to all the souls she wasn't escorting to the afterlife to start manifesting as flowers.

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* How the 9th ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' game ''Phantasmagoria of Flower View'' happens, basically. Every 60 years, a surge of death happens for whatever reason, which presumably requires the [[TheGrimReaper shinigami]] to work overtime. [[TheGrimReaper [[TheFerryman Komachi]] just happened to be slacking off this time around, leading to all the souls she wasn't escorting to the afterlife to start manifesting as flowers.
12th Feb '17 10:39:09 AM LongTallShorty64
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* The trope name comes from the title of a novel, that was later adapted into a film of the same name in 1934, starring Frederic March and Evelyn Venable, remade as a telemovie in 1971 starring Creator/MonteMarkham as Death, and remade again in 1998 as ''Film/MeetJoeBlack''. ''Film/MeetJoeBlack'' avoids the trope by having Death explain that for him, killing people is just like "making a decision while shaving in the morning". The film ''Film/DeathTakesAHoliday'' leaves the trope intact.

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* The trope name comes from the title of a novel, that was later adapted into a film of the same name in 1934, starring Frederic March Creator/FredricMarch and Evelyn Venable, remade as a telemovie in 1971 starring Creator/MonteMarkham as Death, and remade again in 1998 as ''Film/MeetJoeBlack''. ''Film/MeetJoeBlack'' avoids the trope by having Death explain that for him, killing people is just like "making a decision while shaving in the morning". The film ''Film/DeathTakesAHoliday'' leaves the trope intact.
25th Nov '16 5:26:57 PM JackG
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** Played with in "Appointment in Samarra". Death agrees to do a favor for Dean, in exchange for Dean taking on his job for 24 hours. When Dean thinks this means he can pick and choose who gets to die, things don't turn out well.

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** Played with in "Appointment in Samarra". Death agrees to do a favor for Dean, in exchange for Dean taking on his job for 24 hours. When Dean thinks this means he can pick and choose who gets to die, things don't turn out well. The whole point was to teach Dean AnAesop because Death was annoyed over how the Winchester brothers [[DeathIsCheap kept coming back from the dead]].
25th Nov '16 5:22:40 PM JackG
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* This is the premise of a ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episode, also called "Death Takes A Holiday" where the boys stumble upon a village where no one is dying. In this case [[spoiler:the village's [[TheGrimReaper Reapers]] were captured by a demon so one can be sacrificed in order to open one of the seals imprisoning Lucifer.]]
** Played with when Death agrees to do a favor for Dean, in exchange for Dean taking on his job for 24 hours. When Dean thinks this means he can pick and choose who gets to die, things don't turn out well.

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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''
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This is the premise of a ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episode, also called "Death Takes A Holiday" where the boys stumble upon a village where no one is dying. In this case [[spoiler:the village's [[TheGrimReaper Reapers]] were captured by a demon so one can be sacrificed in order to open one of the seals imprisoning Lucifer.]]
** Played with when in "Appointment in Samarra". Death agrees to do a favor for Dean, in exchange for Dean taking on his job for 24 hours. When Dean thinks this means he can pick and choose who gets to die, things don't turn out well.
25th Nov '16 5:13:12 PM JackG
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** Played with when Death agrees to do a favor for Dean, in exchange for Dean taking on his job for 24 hours. When Dean thinks this means he can pick and choose who gets to die, things don't turn out well.
31st Oct '16 5:23:49 PM nombretomado
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* An early episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' had Death twist his ankle while trying to claim Peter, forcing the Griffins to take care of him until he gets better. Peter lets the cat out of the bag, revealing to the world that nobody can die, and Death forces him to kill the cast of ''DawsonsCreek'' in order to prove that he still has power. In the end, Peter [[TakeAThirdOption accidentally finds a solution]] that spares the actors and shows that Death is still around.

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* An early episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' had Death twist his ankle while trying to claim Peter, forcing the Griffins to take care of him until he gets better. Peter lets the cat out of the bag, revealing to the world that nobody can die, and Death forces him to kill the cast of ''DawsonsCreek'' ''Series/DawsonsCreek'' in order to prove that he still has power. In the end, Peter [[TakeAThirdOption accidentally finds a solution]] that spares the actors and shows that Death is still around.
11th Oct '16 2:12:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/TheGrievousJourneyOfIchabodAzrael'': [[spoiler:[[TheFerryman Charon]] is tired of ferrying souls from limbo to their final destination for all eternity and orchestrates a scheme that will allow him to escape to the land of the living. However, without Charon being there to keep the flow of life and death stable, all reality will ultimately cease to exist.]]
19th Sep '16 7:27:23 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/PiersAnthony's ''[[Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality On a Pale Horse]]'', Death goes on strike in an attempt to combat {{Satan}}. However, he fully understands the consequences of this, as does everyone else.
** And WordOfGod indicates that this novel is the (distant, assuredly) inspiration for ''Series/DeadLikeMe'', mentioned below.

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* In Creator/PiersAnthony's ''[[Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality On a Pale Horse]]'', ''Literature/OnAPaleHorse'', Death goes on strike in an attempt to combat {{Satan}}. However, he fully understands the consequences of this, as does everyone else.
** And WordOfGod indicates that this novel is the (distant, assuredly) inspiration for ''Series/DeadLikeMe'', mentioned below.
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