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8th Jun '18 5:50:43 PM Generality
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** Elsewhere in Literature/{{Discworld}}, the witch Miss Treason from the Tiffany Aching subseries cultivates a rumor that she only stays alive because she keeps a clunky iron clock wound up and ticking.

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** Elsewhere in Literature/{{Discworld}}, the witch Miss Treason from the Tiffany Aching subseries cultivates a rumor that she only stays alive because she keeps a clunky iron clock wound up and ticking. Because witches can predict their exact times of death, she sets the clock to run out at the exact right moment, fueling the myth.
27th May '18 8:35:09 AM AHorribleNight
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* At one point during the story of ''Manga/{{Gantz}}'', the titular black sphere starts displaying a countdown clock that warns the heroes of an upcoming apocalyptic event called the Katastrophe. [[spoiler:This is later revealed to be an invasion by a highly advanced race]]
21st Apr '18 10:38:58 AM nombretomado
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* Although it's a clock instead of an hourglass, there is an episode of ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' which revolves around the premise of a man who thinks his grandfather clock will expire when he dies and vice versa.

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* Although it's a clock instead of an hourglass, there is an episode of ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' ''Series/{{The Twilight Zone|1959}}'' which revolves around the premise of a man who thinks his grandfather clock will expire when he dies and vice versa.
21st Mar '18 9:17:29 PM darkemyst
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* The trope itself does not appear in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' but it is referenced by a large statue depicting [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20151007 Death holding a scythe and hourglass graces the Paris black market.]]
3rd Mar '18 7:06:27 AM wingedcatgirl
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* ''[[VideoGame/DevilSurvivor Shin Megami Tensei Devil Survivor]]'' gives you the Death Clock. It's a number that appears above a person's head and shows how many more days they are destined to live. Thwart a significant event involving some demons, and the number on the death clock goes up, or at least changes.
* ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor2'' has the Nicaea site and its death videos, which is an inversion of the prequel's Death Clock -- it shows the manner of death and their location, but ''when'' it happens is not revealed, leaving the most accurate estimate to be "any time today". The subject of the death video also doesn't get to see their own death, leaving the player and their companions to try and avert it themselves.



* In ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor'', anyone who survives the first demon summoned by an altered COMP gains the ability to see how many days everyone has til they die. It only actually shows single-digit numbers; anyone with longer than 10 days has no number at all. And much to the main characters' concern, ''nobody'' in the lockdown has longer than 6 days left...

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* In ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor'', anyone who survives ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor'' gives you the first demon summoned by an altered COMP gains the ability to see Death Clock. It's a number that appears above a person's head and shows how many more days everyone has til they die.are destined to live. Thwart a significant event involving some demons, and the number on the death clock goes up, or at least changes. It only actually shows single-digit numbers; anyone with longer than 10 days has no number at all. And much to the main characters' concern, ''nobody'' in the lockdown has longer than 6 days left...left...
* ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor2'' has the Nicaea site and its death videos, which is an inversion of the prequel's Death Clock -- it shows the manner of death and their location, but ''when'' it happens is not revealed, leaving the most accurate estimate to be "any time today". The subject of the death video also doesn't get to see their own death, leaving the player and their companions to try and avert it themselves.
3rd Mar '18 7:04:11 AM wingedcatgirl
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* In ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor'', anyone who survives the first demon summoned by an altered COMP gains the ability to see how many days everyone has til they die. It only actually shows single-digit numbers; anyone with longer than 10 days has no number at all. And much to the main characters' concern, ''nobody'' in the lockdown has longer than 6 days left...
15th Feb '18 4:06:41 AM FlashRebel
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* The Grim Reaper in ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'' has an [[AugmentedReality augmented vision]] that displays an hourglass near people in his field of view to show the time they have left to live. Unlike most examples, the Reaper has to deliver the last blow himself when someone's time has come.
19th Jan '18 9:54:23 PM Gadjiltron
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* ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor2'' has the Nicaea site and its death videos, which is an inversion of the prequel's Death Clock -- it shows the manner of death and their location, but ''when'' it happens is not revealed, leaving the most accurate estimate to be "any time today". The subject of the death video also doesn't get to see their own death, leaving the player and their companions to try and avert it themselves.
25th Oct '17 5:13:31 PM TitaniumDragon
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* Music/{{Nickelback}}'s video for "Savin' Me", although it's not completely fatalistic. The protagonist is saved from stepping in front of a bus and gets a weird form of StatOVision, seeing timers counting down over the heads of people around him. At one point, he sees the numbers go to 0 above someone being wheeled into an ambulance. At the end, he spots a woman whose timer is about to run out and saves her from an accident; he walks away, task completed, while she experiences the StatOVision instead.

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* Music/{{Nickelback}}'s video for "Savin' Me", although it's not completely fatalistic.Me" is a mixed example. The protagonist is saved from stepping in front of a bus and gets a weird form of StatOVision, seeing timers counting down over the heads of people around him. At one point, he sees the numbers go to 0 above someone an old woman being wheeled into an ambulance. At the end, he spots a woman whose timer is about to run out and saves her from an accident; he walks away, task completed, while she experiences the StatOVision instead.
23rd Oct '17 11:57:51 AM dmcreif
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* Parodied in ''Series/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents2017''. After Count Olaf locks the Baudelaire children in his tower, he sets an hourglass, telling them their doom will come when the sand runs out. However, the little hourglass is too small and cheap so the sand runs out almost immediately. He then resets it and apologizes, claiming he bought it online.

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* Parodied in ''Series/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents2017''. ''Series/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents2017'': After Count Olaf locks the Baudelaire children in his tower, he sets an hourglass, telling them their doom will come when the sand runs out. However, the little hourglass is too small and cheap so the sand runs out almost immediately. He then resets it and apologizes, claiming he bought it online.
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