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17th Jan '17 3:54:19 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Portrayed sympathetically when, as he is dying, King Robert dictates his will for Eddard Stark to write. Robert says "to my son, Joffrey", but Ned replaces this with "to my rightful heir", as he has learned that Joffrey is not actually Robert's son but wishes to spare his dying friend the truth.
26th Oct '16 1:04:49 PM Jacob175
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* One of the late game plot points of ''VideoGame/AnotherCode'' is the revelation that one of the two Edwards brothers attempted this to gain access to the family fortune after their father died. [[spoiler:This act ultimately leads to the breaking point between them and ends up with one of them dead.]]



* Since one way of imperial succession in XVIII century Russia was will written by a reigning emperor, pretenders were known to show up with documents like these. Princess Tarakanova is the most well known one, claiming to be an illegitimate daughter of the late Empress Elizabeth and sporting a convincing enough will that supposedly legitimized her birth.

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* Since one way of imperial succession in XVIII century Russia was a will written by a reigning emperor, pretenders were known to show up with documents like these. Princess Tarakanova is the most well known one, claiming to be an illegitimate daughter of the late Empress Elizabeth and sporting a convincing enough will that supposedly legitimized her birth.
18th Sep '16 2:06:40 PM kazokuhouou
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* The Forger in ''VideoGame/TownOfSalem'' does this as his primary role, where he can change up to three wills per game to spread false information or make it a LostWillAndTestament, in order to protect the Mafia.
10th Sep '16 6:40:11 AM Chabal2
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* ''Literature/JudgeDee'': A complicated case in "The Chinese Maze Murders": On the death of a great court official, his will gave a good deal to his second wife and her son. His first son challenged the will and produced a "real" one that disinherited the widow for adultery, claiming her son was from an affair. The son left only an ornate painting by the official to the widow, which she presented to every magistrate when they took up residence every few years, along with her story. Finally Dee is able to crack the code and discover the secret of the painting, the true will (in which the official begs the reader to have some mercy for his misguided son), and the just-killed corpse of a kidnapped woman (unrelated to the will case, the murderer is [[spoiler:a PsychoLesbian and an artist who figured out the painting's secret and used the hiding place to keep her victim away]]). The son bursts into tears when the real will is read out in public, but since he plotted to [[spoiler:betray the city to barbarian hordes and rule as a satellite kingdom]], the posthumous plea probably won't have much effect on his sentence.
15th Jun '16 9:10:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''StuntDawgs'': Fungus' lawyer forged a will where Splat's family's fortune belongs to Skidd and Skidd has to keep it [[OnOneCondition otherwise the Stunt Dawgs will lose their funds]].

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* ''StuntDawgs'': ''WesternAnimation/StuntDawgs'': Fungus' lawyer forged a will where Splat's family's fortune belongs to Skidd and Skidd has to keep it [[OnOneCondition otherwise the Stunt Dawgs will lose their funds]].
22nd Apr '16 8:08:55 AM nm3youtube
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->'''Great Aunt Gladys''': Now, let's get down to business.\\
'''[[AmoralAttorney Lionel Hutz]]''': ([[VideoWill on tape]], with no attempt to hide the fact it's dubbed) To my executor, Lionel Hutz, I leave $50,000.\\
'''Marge''': ''Mr. Hutz!''\\
'''Lionel Hutz''': (in real life) You'd be surprised how often that works, you really would.
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons, [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS4E13SelmasChoice Selma's Choice]]''
24th Aug '15 3:47:01 PM davah301
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* In the Literature/HerculePoirot book Literature/PerilAtEndHouse the will of Magdala "Nick" Buckley is forged by the [[spoiler: Crofts]].
10th Jul '15 8:21:05 AM JBK405
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* In ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', the player character has the choice of whether or not to alter a will he/she finds in order to inherit some contested loot.

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* In ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords'', there is a horde of salvage worth a small fortune stuck in legal limbo on Dantooine, as everybody with a legal claim to it is dead. The authorities have had to deal with numerous forged wills and the player character has can ultimately wind up finding the ''real'' will. You have the choice of whether or not to alter a the will he/she finds in order to inherit some the contested loot. loot. [[spoiler: If you do alter the will, the authorities will recognize it but will give you the cache anyway because they are tired of dealing with the issue. If you do not alter it, the situation remains ultimately unresolved as it leaves the horde to somebody who is ''also'' dead, so there is still no clear solution for the authorities.]]
18th Jan '15 10:10:46 AM HasturHasturHastur
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A common plotline during a SuccessionCrisis or inheritance squabbles involves someone altering the contents of the deceased's will. Whether by forgery, magic or other shenaningans, the individual will tamper with the document or replace it with a new one, leaving the succession to himself or his heirs. The rightful heir will be stunned, and his suspicions will eventually lead him to pursue the truth. Often, the perpetrator will be an aunt, uncle or a GoldDigger spouse.

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A common plotline during a SuccessionCrisis or inheritance squabbles involves someone altering the contents of the deceased's will. Whether by forgery, magic or other shenaningans, the individual will tamper with the document or replace it with a new one, leaving the succession to himself or his heirs. The rightful heir will be stunned, and his suspicions will eventually lead him to pursue the truth. Often, the perpetrator will be an aunt, uncle or a GoldDigger spouse. \n In real life, a will that is found to have been forged or unduly influenced by another party will be found invalid by a probate court, which generally results in the estate being distributed by intestate succession statutes instead.
25th Sep '14 5:24:27 PM luiz4200
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* ''Film/{{Casper}}'': Discussed. Upon learning the contents of her father's will, Carrigan berates Dibbs for not forging one.
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