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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.
13th Dec '16 12:53:08 PM Eddy1215
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** There's also the fact that interfering with the natural progression of his life in such a manner gets him banned from returning to Heaven when he finally dies.
* ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'' had the Fate sisters, and their strings of fate.

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** There's also the fact that interfering with the natural progression of his life in such a manner gets him [[BarredFromTheAfterlife banned from returning to Heaven Heaven]] when he finally dies.
* ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'' had the Fate sisters, and their strings of fate.life.
10th Dec '16 6:21:07 PM SnowyWolf
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* Based on their well-documented tendency to wander off for it, house cats seem to be able to sense when their final days are approching.
15th Nov '16 5:39:32 PM nighttrainfm
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** In ''Mort'', he doesn't give Mort more time, he turns the hourglass over. He doubles his lifespan, at the cost that now Mort knows exactly how long he has to live, although Death specifically noted that he's not a fan of math and that Mort ''doesn't'' know how much longer he has to live. However, in ''Discworld/SoulMusic'' the text says "He'd turned over the hourglass. After that it was all a matter of maths. And the Duty."

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** In ''Mort'', ''Discworld/{{Mort}}'', he doesn't give Mort more time, he turns the hourglass over. He doubles his lifespan, at the cost that now Mort knows exactly how long he has to live, although Death specifically noted that he's not a fan of math and that Mort ''doesn't'' know how much longer he has to live. However, in ''Discworld/SoulMusic'' the text says "He'd turned over the hourglass. After that it was all a matter of maths. And the Duty."
11th Nov '16 6:02:10 PM zarpaulus
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Jack|DavidHopkins}}'', while he frequently asserts to have no say in the matter, everyone has a set appointment with [[GrimReaper Jack.]] However, if something (always supernatural) stops one from dying at the appointed time their biological clock stops and they just "[[WhoWantsToLiveForever persist]].
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