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17th Jul '17 12:43:31 PM BeerBaron
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** One known cure for [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Lycanthropy]] requires bringing a human sacrifice to the Glenmoril witches coven. The witches will kill the sacrifice, infect the sacrifice's flesh with the disease, and the resurrect the sacrifice. The original Lycanthrope must then kill the sacrifice a second time, which will also permanently destroy their inner beast.
5th Jul '17 12:45:21 PM BeerBaron
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** Hagravens, a species of flightless [[HarpingOnAboutHarpies harpy]] who were [[WasOnceAMan once mortal women]] that performed a ritual to trade in their humanity for [[WitchSpecies access to powerful magic]]. A human sacrifice is required for the ritual to even become a Hagraven, and Hagravens serve as {{Evil Matriarch}}s to [[BarbarianTribe Reachmen clans]] as well as generally being an EnemyToAllLivingThings. Naturally, they have [[FeatheredFiend feathers]], beak-like noses, and [[FemmeFatalons talons for fingers and toes]].

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** Hagravens, a species of flightless [[HarpingOnAboutHarpies harpy]] who were [[WasOnceAMan once mortal women]] that performed a ritual to trade in their humanity for [[WitchSpecies access to powerful magic]]. A human sacrifice sacrifice[[note]]Though they're not so picky as demanding an actual ''human'' ([[OurElvesAreBetter Elves]] or [[PettingZooPeople Beast folk]] will work all the same).[[/note]] is required for the ritual to even become a Hagraven, and Hagravens serve as {{Evil Matriarch}}s to [[BarbarianTribe Reachmen clans]] as well as generally being an EnemyToAllLivingThings. Naturally, they have [[FeatheredFiend feathers]], beak-like noses, and [[FemmeFatalons talons for fingers and toes]].
5th Jul '17 12:41:23 PM BeerBaron
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** Hagravens, a species of flightless [[HarpingOnAboutHarpies harpy]] who were [[WasOnceAMan once mortal women]] that performed a ritual to trade in their humanity for [[WitchSpecies access to powerful magic]]. A human sacrifice is required for the ritual to even become a Hagraven, and Hagravens serve as {{Evil Matriarch}}s to [[BarbarianTribe Reachmen clans]] as well as generally being an EnemyToAllLivingThings. Naturally, they have [[FeatheredFiend feathers]], beak-like noses, and [[FemmeFatalons talons for fingers and toes]].
4th Jul '17 6:09:52 PM MarqFJA
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The act of killing a human as part of a ritual, often as an offering to a deity. The hallmark of the ReligionOfEvil (and, to a lesser extent, {{Cult}}s), with a tendency to leave behind blood-stained altars. ColdBloodedTorture is common as a technique.

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The act of killing a human as part of in a ritual, ritualistic manner, often as an offering to a deity.deity, demon or some other supernatural entity. The hallmark of the ReligionOfEvil (and, to a lesser extent, {{Cult}}s), with a tendency to leave behind blood-stained altars. ColdBloodedTorture is common as a technique.
4th Jul '17 6:08:45 PM MarqFJA
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The hallmark of the ReligionOfEvil (and, to a lesser extent, {{Cult}}s), with a tendency to leave behind blood-stained altars. ColdBloodedTorture is common as a technique.

The SuperTrope of VirginSacrifice, AppeaseTheVolcanoGod, TargetedHumanSacrifice, and ChainedToARock (which often involves the chained getting FedToTheBeast). [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman Does include]] the sacrifice of [[RubberForeheadAliens other]] [[RidiculouslyHumanRobot intelligent]] [[FunnyAnimal races]]. Just about required for AFeteWorseThanDeath.

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The act of killing a human as part of a ritual, often as an offering to a deity. The hallmark of the ReligionOfEvil (and, to a lesser extent, {{Cult}}s), with a tendency to leave behind blood-stained altars. ColdBloodedTorture is common as a technique.

The SuperTrope of VirginSacrifice, AppeaseTheVolcanoGod, TargetedHumanSacrifice, and ChainedToARock (which often involves Subtropes include the chained getting FedToTheBeast). following:
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* AppeaseTheVolcanoGod
* ChainedToARock
* TargetedHumanSacrifice
* VirginSacrifice
[[/index]]

[[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman Does include]] the sacrifice of [[RubberForeheadAliens other]] [[RidiculouslyHumanRobot intelligent]] [[FunnyAnimal races]]. Just about required for AFeteWorseThanDeath.
3rd Jul '17 8:48:21 AM GlitteringFlowers
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** The VainSorceress Nuibaba is said to kidnap and sacrifice pretty Rigelian girls to keep herself young and beautiful. A cute Cleric rescued from her Abode confirms it when spoken to. [[spoiler:It's believed in fandom that, if the player confronts and kills the BlackKnight Zeke ''before'' facing Nuibaba, his girlfriend Tatiana (whom Nuibaba keeps prisoner) suffers this fate. And probably the aforementioned Cleric and a female NPC that's also found there.]]
** Towards the end, [[spoiler: TheDragon Jedah pressures and bullies Celica into sacrificing her soul to free the sealed goddess Mila and cure the madness of the god Duma. Celica is ''this'' close to willingly sacrifice herself, since her quest to liberate Mila had next to no clues until them, but when she questions Jedah's intentions directly, he forcibly turns her into a Witch.]]

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** The VainSorceress Nuibaba is said to kidnap and sacrifice pretty Rigelian girls to keep herself young and beautiful. A cute Cleric rescued from her Abode confirms it when spoken to. [[spoiler:It's believed in fandom that, if the player confronts and kills the BlackKnight Zeke ''before'' facing Nuibaba, his girlfriend Tatiana (whom ([[IHaveYourWife whom Nuibaba keeps prisoner) prisoner]]) suffers this fate. And probably the aforementioned Cleric and a female NPC that's also found there.]] Even more, she also [[spoiler: wants to sacrifice a [[TheChosenOne "Brand Bearer"]] like Alm or Celica, thinking it will grant [[ImmortalitySeeker her]] {{immortality}}.]]
** Towards the end, [[spoiler: TheDragon Jedah pressures and bullies tries to {{mind rape}} Celica into sacrificing her soul to free the sealed goddess Mila and cure the madness of the god Duma. Celica is ''this'' close to willingly sacrifice herself, since her quest to liberate Mila had next to no clues until them, but when she questions Jedah's intentions directly, he forcibly turns her into a Witch.]]
* In the ''VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral'' games, [[spoiler: the Loptyr Sect (and before them, the Loptyr Empire) had a "project" named [[http://fireemblem.wikia.com/wiki/Child_Hunt child hunts]], where kids between 7 and 13 would be kidnapped from their families. Many of these children would be sacrificed to Loptyr while others would be forced [[DeadlyGame to fight amongst themselves in arenas]], with the surviving children [[TykeBomb crafted into nobles]] that would be few more than pawns of TheEmpire.
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2nd Jul '17 2:10:44 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemEchoesShadowsOfValentia'', [[spoiler: this is how the [[LadyOfBlackMagic Wit]][[EmptyShell ches]] are created. It's especially bad since it also shows that some of them, like Rinea and Sonya's sister Hesta, were ''not'' that willing to go through it.]]
** The VainSorceress Nuibaba is said to kidnap and sacrifice pretty Rigelian girls to keep herself young and beautiful. A cute Cleric rescued from her Abode confirms it when spoken to. [[spoiler:It's believed in fandom that, if the player confronts and kills the BlackKnight Zeke ''before'' facing Nuibaba, his girlfriend Tatiana (whom Nuibaba keeps prisoner) suffers this fate. And probably the aforementioned Cleric and a female NPC that's also found there.]]
** Towards the end, [[spoiler: TheDragon Jedah pressures and bullies Celica into sacrificing her soul to free the sealed goddess Mila and cure the madness of the god Duma. Celica is ''this'' close to willingly sacrifice herself, since her quest to liberate Mila had next to no clues until them, but when she questions Jedah's intentions directly, he forcibly turns her into a Witch.]]
23rd Jun '17 10:46:03 AM Gaby007
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* Subverted in ''FanFic/SlippingBetweenWorlds'': modern druids understand how difficult it is to find a young woman of untarnished reputation - and plainly renunced to VirginSacrifice because we're in [[WretchedHive Ankh-Morpok]] - and stand for making a ''metaphorical'' sacrifice by dousing the victim in false blood at the climax. The sacrifice is made, the gods don't complain and the girl can enjoy her Sunday afternoons.
20th Jun '17 11:10:39 AM erforce
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-->-- '''Lord Summerisle''', ''Film/TheWickerMan''

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-->-- '''Lord Summerisle''', ''Film/TheWickerMan''
''Film/TheWickerMan1973''



* ''Film/TheWickerMan'' (The original version): Sergeant Howie fears that this is what Summerisle has planned for the missing girl, Rowan Morrison, whose disappearance he is investigating. [[spoiler:In fact, ''he'' is the chosen sacrifice. His sole, pyrrhic victory is pointing out that next year, when the crops fail again, only the sacrifice of Lord Summerisle will be sufficient. It goes unspoken that that won't work either.]]

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* ''Film/TheWickerMan'' (The original version): ''Film/TheWickerMan1973'': Sergeant Howie fears that this is what Summerisle has planned for the missing girl, Rowan Morrison, whose disappearance he is investigating. [[spoiler:In fact, ''he'' is the chosen sacrifice. His sole, pyrrhic victory is pointing out that next year, when the crops fail again, only the sacrifice of Lord Summerisle will be sufficient. It goes unspoken that that won't work either.]]



* Book VI of Creator/{{Caesar}}'s ''Literature/CommentariesOnTheGallicWar'' claims that the Gauls frequently sacrifice humans, especially in the face of war or disease. More specifically, some of them place their human offerings inside huge statues made from wicker which are then set on fire, burning the victims alive. We thus have to thank Julius Caesar for ''Film/TheWickerMan''.

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* Book VI of Creator/{{Caesar}}'s ''Literature/CommentariesOnTheGallicWar'' claims that the Gauls frequently sacrifice humans, especially in the face of war or disease. More specifically, some of them place their human offerings inside huge statues made from wicker which are then set on fire, burning the victims alive. We thus have to thank Julius Caesar for ''Film/TheWickerMan''.''Film/TheWickerMan1973''.
7th Jun '17 7:09:15 PM nombretomado
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* Happens more than once in the WhateleyUniverse. In the second Carmilla story, the Goths of SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy attempt to sacrifice Carmilla to a dark god to gain a boon. Since Carmilla is only partly human, this goes drastically wrong. In a couple Bladedancer stories, the Tong of the Black Madonna commits human sacrifices by the dozen to perform their magical attacks on Bladedancer.

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* Happens more than once in the WhateleyUniverse.Literature/WhateleyUniverse. In the second Carmilla story, the Goths of SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy attempt to sacrifice Carmilla to a dark god to gain a boon. Since Carmilla is only partly human, this goes drastically wrong. In a couple Bladedancer stories, the Tong of the Black Madonna commits human sacrifices by the dozen to perform their magical attacks on Bladedancer.
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