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9th Apr '17 5:11:00 PM nombretomado
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* In ''SaintSeiya'', there is a clock tower in Athena's Sanctuary that measures time with bright blue flames blazing over the symbols of the Twelve Zodiac Houses. It is ignited twice. The first time is when the [[FiveManBand Bronze Saints]] invade the Sanctuary and must save Athena's life before all the flames wink out. The second time is when the Gold and Bronze Saints must ''[[YouShallNotPass prevent]]'' Hades' Specters [[HoldTheLine from invading]] Athena's Sanctuary for twelve hours, which is the maximum time on Earth allotted to the [[BackFromTheDead newly-risen dead]].

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* In ''SaintSeiya'', ''Manga/SaintSeiya'', there is a clock tower in Athena's Sanctuary that measures time with bright blue flames blazing over the symbols of the Twelve Zodiac Houses. It is ignited twice. The first time is when the [[FiveManBand Bronze Saints]] invade the Sanctuary and must save Athena's life before all the flames wink out. The second time is when the Gold and Bronze Saints must ''[[YouShallNotPass prevent]]'' Hades' Specters [[HoldTheLine from invading]] Athena's Sanctuary for twelve hours, which is the maximum time on Earth allotted to the [[BackFromTheDead newly-risen dead]].
23rd Mar '17 11:13:18 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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** [[GrimReaper Shinigami]] are encouraged to kill people ''before'' their time expires because that's how they extend their own lives. At the same time, however, they cannot kill someone for the purpose of saving another, as saving lives goes against being a Shinigami: doing so will kill the Shinigami, and whatever is left of their lifespan will be granted to whomever they were trying to save.

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** [[GrimReaper [[TheGrimReaper Shinigami]] are encouraged to kill people ''before'' their time expires because that's how they extend their own lives. At the same time, however, they cannot kill someone for the purpose of saving another, as saving lives goes against being a Shinigami: doing so will kill the Shinigami, and whatever is left of their lifespan will be granted to whomever they were trying to save.
1st Mar '17 4:36:39 PM Andygal
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* ''VideoGame/TheSims 2'' had the Grim Reaper, who'd have an hourglass only if your sim died of old age. If a sim dies of old age with a low aspiration meter they try to pull the hourglass out of Death's hands to get more time. If they die of old age with a high aspiration meter they go peacefully, with dancing hula girls accompanying.

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* ''VideoGame/TheSims 2'' ''VideoGame/TheSims2'' had the Grim Reaper, who'd have who has an hourglass only if your sim died of old age. If a sim dies of old age with a low aspiration meter they try to pull the hourglass out of Death's hands to get more time. If they die of old age with a high aspiration meter they go peacefully, with dancing hula girls accompanying.
1st Mar '17 4:33:32 PM Andygal
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* ''VideoGame/TheSims 2'' had the Grim Reaper, who'd have an hourglass only if your sim died of old age.

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* ''VideoGame/TheSims 2'' had the Grim Reaper, who'd have an hourglass only if your sim died of old age. If a sim dies of old age with a low aspiration meter they try to pull the hourglass out of Death's hands to get more time. If they die of old age with a high aspiration meter they go peacefully, with dancing hula girls accompanying.
23rd Jan '17 12:54:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the LeftBehind book ''Kingdom Come'': While lacking the actual timepiece, citizens of the Millennial Kingdom know that "naturals" who stay unbelievers by the time they reach 100 will instantly die and go to Hell. The only way for "naturals" to avoid this fate is to [[ReligionIsRight accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.]] [[LaResistance The Other Light faction]] sees GodIsEvil because of this and has prepared for that contingency by having their teachings passed down to the next generation of its converts so that the generation that [[FinalBattle gets to confront God and Jesus by the end of the Millennium]] will be "assured victory" when [[SealedEvilInACan Satan is released]]. [[CurbStompBattle Unfortunately for them,]] [[YouCantFightFate it didn't go as they hoped.]]

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* In the LeftBehind Literature/LeftBehind book ''Kingdom Come'': While lacking the actual timepiece, citizens of the Millennial Kingdom know that "naturals" who stay unbelievers by the time they reach 100 will instantly die and go to Hell. The only way for "naturals" to avoid this fate is to [[ReligionIsRight accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.]] [[LaResistance The Other Light faction]] sees GodIsEvil because of this and has prepared for that contingency by having their teachings passed down to the next generation of its converts so that the generation that [[FinalBattle gets to confront God and Jesus by the end of the Millennium]] will be "assured victory" when [[SealedEvilInACan Satan is released]]. [[CurbStompBattle Unfortunately for them,]] [[YouCantFightFate it didn't go as they hoped.]]
17th Jan '17 9:34:23 AM JamesAustin
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* Parodied in ''Series/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents''. 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/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents''.''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.
14th Jan '17 5:29:23 PM Tuckerscreator
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* Parodied in ''Series/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents''. 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.
28th Dec '16 5:43:41 AM PaulA
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** And the ShoutOut to ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' scene in ''Film/FlashGordon'':
--->Klytus: You have until the sands...run up.
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** * And the ShoutOut to ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' scene in ''Film/FlashGordon'':
--->Klytus:
''Film/{{Flash Gordon|1980}}'':
-->'''Klytus:'''
You have until the sands...run up.
--->
up.
13th Dec '16 12:58:25 PM Eddy1215
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* Burai, the Dragon Ranger from ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'', was killed and brought back with a limited lifespan; the spirit who revived him gave him a green candle to show how much time he had left. When the series was adapted into ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', the candle [[NeverSayDie instead represented]] the time until Tommy's powers burned out. In both cases, the other heroes attempted to save their ally before time ran out. [[spoiler:And in both cases, they failed; Burai indeed died, passing on his powers to his brother, while Tommy was forced to give his powers to Jason to prevent Rita from sapping them.]]

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* Burai, the Dragon Ranger from ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'', was killed and brought back with a limited lifespan; the spirit who revived him gave him a green candle to show how much time he had left. When the series was adapted into ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', the candle [[NeverSayDie instead represented]] the time until Tommy's powers burned out. In both cases, the other heroes attempted to save their ally before time ran out. [[spoiler:And in both cases, they failed; Burai indeed died, passing on his powers to his brother, while Tommy was forced to give his powers to Jason to prevent Rita from sapping them.them, though he fortunately managed to return a handful of episodes later.]]
13th Dec '16 12:54:45 PM Eddy1215
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** One Christmas episode had a woman who had a month left to live who was kept in suspended animation. The Doctor and a boy kept reviving her for one day every Christmas for years, resulting in her time slipping away, ultimately resulting in her having only one day left in the episode's present day. Oddly, apart from the numbers counting down how many days she has left, there was no evidence that she was suffering from any health problems whatsoever.

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** One Christmas episode had a woman who had a month week left to live who was kept in suspended animation. The Doctor and a boy kept reviving her for one day every Christmas for years, resulting in her time slipping away, ultimately resulting in her having only one day left in the episode's present day. Oddly, apart from the numbers counting down how many days she has left, there was no evidence that she was suffering from any health problems whatsoever.
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