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21st Sep '16 5:49:17 PM digiman619
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'''Note:''' Be careful when sacrificing someone to summon and make a DealWithTheDevil: It's [[Manga/BlackButler not unheard of]] for the ''victim'' to get to make a deal instead of you... Also, technically it's only a sacrifice if you are killing your own people in such a fashion. Killing captured enemies of wary travelers is instead an offering. This distinction is rarely is important, however.

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'''Note:''' Be careful when sacrificing someone to summon and make a DealWithTheDevil: It's [[Manga/BlackButler not unheard of]] for the ''victim'' to get to make a deal instead of you... Also, technically it's only a sacrifice if you are killing your own people in such a fashion. Killing captured enemies of wary wayward travelers is instead an offering. This distinction is rarely is important, however.
21st Sep '16 5:09:39 PM digiman619
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'''Note:''' Be careful when sacrificing someone to summon and make a DealWithTheDevil: It's [[Manga/BlackButler not unheard of]] for the ''victim'' to get to make a deal instead of you...

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'''Note:''' Be careful when sacrificing someone to summon and make a DealWithTheDevil: It's [[Manga/BlackButler not unheard of]] for the ''victim'' to get to make a deal instead of you...
you... Also, technically it's only a sacrifice if you are killing your own people in such a fashion. Killing captured enemies of wary travelers is instead an offering. This distinction is rarely is important, however.






* An episode of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' ("Scarecrow") involves townspeople performing a yearly sacrifice of a man and a woman to a Norse god in order to keep the town prosperous.

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* An episode of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' ("Scarecrow") involves townspeople performing a yearly sacrifice of a man and a woman to a Norse god in order to keep the town prosperous. [[spoiler:It fails because they didn't realize that by offering an adopted woman and one of the Winchesters is an offering rather than a sacrifice.]]
16th Sep '16 4:56:14 AM foxley
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* ''Series/MidsomerMurders'': The killings in "Murder by Magic" ultimately centre around an ancient human sacrifice, and someone's attempt to recreate in the present day.
11th Sep '16 9:23:14 PM PaulA
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* A renowned anthropologist in ''[[PastwatchTheRedemptionOfChristopherColumbus Pastwatch]]'' by OrsonScottCard postulates that slavery -- our heroes' motivation to meddle with the past in the first place -- actually emerged as a relatively benign alternative to human sacrifice. (This is relevant because the Tlaxcaltecs, who never got that cultural meme, may well have taken over the world in another timeline.)

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* A renowned anthropologist in ''[[PastwatchTheRedemptionOfChristopherColumbus Pastwatch]]'' ''Literature/PastwatchTheRedemptionOfChristopherColumbus'' by OrsonScottCard Creator/OrsonScottCard postulates that slavery -- our heroes' motivation to meddle with the past in the first place -- actually emerged as a relatively benign alternative to human sacrifice. (This is relevant because the Tlaxcaltecs, who never got that cultural meme, may well have taken over the world in another timeline.)
11th Sep '16 10:51:24 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* The old UsefulNotes/{{Hindu|ism}} tradition of sati (or [[SpellMyNameWithAnS suttee]]) calls for a widow to [[SelfImmolation burn herself alive on her husband's funeral pyre]] and join him in death. Originally considered the noble and heartfelt act of a grieving widow, it became slightly less voluntary as it gained popularity, and women who hesitated or changed their minds were often..."encouraged" to go through with it. Fortunately, sati was mostly limited to certain upper-[[TypeCaste caste]] communities and didn't exceed several hundred victims per year out of a population of millions. ''Un''fortunately, even though it's been banned since the time of European colonization, it still occasionally happens in [[TownWithADarkSecret rural parts of the country]].

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* The old obsolete UsefulNotes/{{Hindu|ism}} tradition of sati (or [[SpellMyNameWithAnS suttee]]) calls for a widow to [[SelfImmolation burn herself alive on her husband's funeral pyre]] and join him in death. Originally considered the noble and heartfelt act of a grieving widow, it became slightly less voluntary as it gained popularity, and women who hesitated or changed their minds were often..."encouraged" to go through with it. Fortunately, Thankfully, sati was mostly limited to certain upper-[[TypeCaste caste]] communities and didn't exceed several hundred victims per year out of a population of millions. ''Un''fortunately, even though it's been banned since the time of European colonization, it still occasionally happens in [[TownWithADarkSecret rural parts of the country]].
5th Sep '16 12:35:48 PM Malady
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* ''FanFic/{{Domoverse}}: Is attempted on Estelle, [[spoiler:twice]], by cultists trying to bring their god to Earth by powering their ritual with human sacrifice.
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31st Aug '16 8:10:23 AM Dravencour
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* A necessary part of demonic pacts in ''Bible Black''. In the backstory, one backfired quite badly when the demon was late to the summoning; the leader of the summoners decided to kill the rest in order to force the issue along, and when the demon ''did'' show up, the NotQuiteDead sacrifice killed the summoner and made the pact herself.

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* A necessary part of demonic pacts in the ''Bible Black''. In the backstory, one of these backfired quite badly when the demon was late to the summoning; the leader of the summoners decided to kill the rest in order to force the issue along, and when the demon ''did'' show up, the NotQuiteDead sacrifice killed the summoner and made the pact herself.
20th Aug '16 11:48:26 AM Angeldeb82
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* In ''[[VideoGame/{{Zork}} Zork III: The Dungeon Master]]'', if you touch the table while its indicator shows "IV" in the Scenic Vista, you'll end up in a temple of some courtyard where the hairy bums perform some Human Sacrifice ritual on you by plunging a knife into your heart.
** This later becomes a plot point in ''VideoGame/{{Enchanter}}'': the same hairy ogres make a sacrificial ritual in the castle's temple, and you are chosen as soon as you enter. And for good reason, too: it is necessary to get the sacrificial knife in order to cut the ropes that bind the jeweled box shut that contains the MELBOR spell... [[DeathIsCheap provided that you survive getting sacrificed with help from the OZMOO spell]].

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* In ''[[VideoGame/{{Zork}} Zork III: The Dungeon Master]]'', if you touch the table while its indicator shows "IV" in the Scenic Vista, you'll end up in a temple of some courtyard where the hairy bums perform some Human Sacrifice ritual on you by plunging a knife into your heart.
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This later becomes a plot point in ''VideoGame/{{Enchanter}}'': the same hairy ogres make a sacrificial ritual in the castle's temple, and you are chosen as soon as you enter. And for good reason, too: it is necessary to get the sacrificial knife in order to cut the ropes that bind the jeweled box shut that contains the MELBOR spell... [[DeathIsCheap provided that you survive getting sacrificed with help from the OZMOO spell]].
19th Aug '16 4:24:27 PM Angeldeb82
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** At-your-face in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'': This is the plan [[spoiler:fal'Cie]] have for the entirety of humanity. A [[DeusExMachina last-minute]] DivineIntervention prevent the plan from succeeding, [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII2 though at an unbelievably steep price.]]

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** At-your-face in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'': This is the plan [[spoiler:fal'Cie]] have for the entirety of humanity. A [[DeusExMachina last-minute]] DivineIntervention prevent prevents the plan from succeeding, [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII2 though at an unbelievably steep price.]]price]].


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* In ''[[VideoGame/{{Zork}} Zork III: The Dungeon Master]]'', if you touch the table while its indicator shows "IV" in the Scenic Vista, you'll end up in a temple of some courtyard where the hairy bums perform some Human Sacrifice ritual on you by plunging a knife into your heart.
** This later becomes a plot point in ''VideoGame/{{Enchanter}}'': the same hairy ogres make a sacrificial ritual in the castle's temple, and you are chosen as soon as you enter. And for good reason, too: it is necessary to get the sacrificial knife in order to cut the ropes that bind the jeweled box shut that contains the MELBOR spell... [[DeathIsCheap provided that you survive getting sacrificed with help from the OZMOO spell]].
9th Aug '16 11:37:19 AM Angeldeb82
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* A big point in ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' is dealing with this. Partly due to a not-so-evil-evil-being that's redealt with in the sequel at first, then it [[ItsPersonal hits really]] [[LoveInterest close to home for]] TheHero.
* ''VideoGame/{{Spelunky}}'' allows players to sacrifice to Kali humanoid enemies such as cavemen, [[spoiler:{{Man Eating Plant}}s, yetis, Cultists]], and [[DamselInDistress damsels]] that you [[VideogameCrueltyPotential could have rescued instead]]. Granted, sacrificing a live maiden gets you a ''lot'' of favor from Kali.

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* A big point in ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' is dealing with this. Partly due to a not-so-evil-evil-being that's redealt with in the sequel at first, then it [[ItsPersonal hits really]] [[LoveInterest [[LoveInterests close to home for]] TheHero.
* ''VideoGame/{{Spelunky}}'' allows players to sacrifice to Kali humanoid enemies such as cavemen, [[spoiler:{{Man Eating Plant}}s, yetis, Cultists]], and [[DamselInDistress damsels]] {{damsel|InDistress}}s that you [[VideogameCrueltyPotential could have rescued instead]]. Granted, sacrificing a live maiden gets you a ''lot'' of favor from Kali.



* Has shown up in both VideoGame/TeamIcoSeries games so far: {{Ico}} himself is bound and left to die in a haunted castle, and Mono was apparently sacrificed due to a cursed fate shortly before ''VideoGame/ShadowOfTheColossus'' starts.

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* Has shown up in both VideoGame/TeamIcoSeries games so far: {{Ico}} VideoGame/{{Ico}} himself is bound and left to die in a haunted castle, and Mono was apparently sacrificed due to a cursed fate shortly before ''VideoGame/ShadowOfTheColossus'' starts.



* This is the purpose the Bhaalspawn in the ''Franchise/BaldursGate'' series are meant to fulfill. Sired by the dead god of murder Bhaal who had foreseen his own death, the countless Bhaalspawn each possess a sliver of divine essence. Their only purpose was to die -- something made easier by all of them struggling with murderous instincts and being [[DoomMagnet Doom Magnets]] -- and thus release their essence. Then Bhaal's former high priestess Amelissan could harness the essence and revive Bhaal with it. Even the player character helps the plan along since he is forced to kill some of the last and strongest Bhaalspawn (other than himself/herself of course) near the end of the series. Ultimately [[spoiler:the plan fails, because Amelissan harbored ambitions of godhood for herself.]]

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* This is the purpose the Bhaalspawn in the ''Franchise/BaldursGate'' series are meant to fulfill. Sired by the dead god of murder Bhaal who had foreseen his own death, the countless Bhaalspawn each possess a sliver of divine essence. Their only purpose was to die -- something made easier by all of them struggling with murderous instincts and being [[DoomMagnet Doom Magnets]] {{Doom Magnet}}s -- and thus release their essence. Then Bhaal's former high priestess Amelissan could harness the essence and revive Bhaal with it. Even the player character helps the plan along since he is forced to kill some of the last and strongest Bhaalspawn (other than himself/herself of course) near the end of the series. Ultimately [[spoiler:the plan fails, because Amelissan harbored ambitions of godhood for herself.]]herself]].



** Not so subtle in ''FinalFantasyTactics'', [[spoiler:The Lion War]] is a massive human sacrifice to awaken Ultima the Bloody Angel. And it works, though not before Adrammelech tosses his own life force into the proverbial altar.

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** Not so subtle in ''FinalFantasyTactics'', ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'', [[spoiler:The Lion War]] is a massive human sacrifice to awaken Ultima the Bloody Angel. And it works, though not before Adrammelech tosses his own life force into the proverbial altar.



* In ''VideoGame/KingsQuestVI'', a sect of Druids that Alexander stumbles across capture him and attempt to burn him to death over a bonfire as part of their Rain Festival. It actually works, in an odd way, as Alexander [[spoiler:only survives because beforehand he had prepared magic water that needed to be boiled to produce rain, thus fulfilling the festival's need, putting out the fire, and convincing the Druids he's a powerful nature wizard]].

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* In ''VideoGame/KingsQuestVI'', ''VideoGame/KingsQuestVIHeirTodayGoneTomorrow'', a sect of Druids that Alexander stumbles across capture him and attempt to burn him to death over a bonfire as part of their Rain Festival. It actually works, in an odd way, as Alexander [[spoiler:only survives because beforehand he had prepared magic water that needed to be boiled to produce rain, thus fulfilling the festival's need, putting out the fire, and convincing the Druids he's a powerful nature wizard]].
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