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8th Dec '16 1:19:30 PM jamespolk
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* In ''The Mask of FuManchu'', the Chinese villain is about to sacrifice a white woman to bring Genghis Khan back to life.

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* In ''The Mask of FuManchu'', ''Film/TheMaskOfFuManchu'', the Chinese villain is about to sacrifice a white woman to bring Genghis Khan back to life.
6th Dec '16 3:35:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* Luu from ''Manga/{{Magico}}'' was ''shoved off a cliff'' by her fellow villagers as part of a ritual to protect the village from a demon residing in the nearby Luna Spring. Fortunately she was {{Badass}} enough to survive. Zodia reveals that the ritual is total B.S., that there is no demon, and that it's just a horrible superstition.

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* Luu from ''Manga/{{Magico}}'' was ''shoved off a cliff'' by her fellow villagers as part of a ritual to protect the village from a demon residing in the nearby Luna Spring. Fortunately she was {{Badass}} badass enough to survive. Zodia reveals that the ritual is total B.S., that there is no demon, and that it's just a horrible superstition.
26th Nov '16 1:50:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'', before the Godhand transforms the bearer of a Behelit into one of their Apostles (or [[spoiler:one of their own]]), the prospective demon will often be asked to do this, the victims invariably being people the bearer holds most dear. Once the choice to sacrifice is made, the Godhand marks the person to be sacrificed with a mark called the Brand of Sacrifice, which draws the monsters from hell to them like a lightning rod, and unless they're a supreme {{Badass}} (like say, Guts), chances are they're going to die. Horribly.

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* In ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'', before the Godhand transforms the bearer of a Behelit into one of their Apostles (or [[spoiler:one of their own]]), the prospective demon will often be asked to do this, the victims invariably being people the bearer holds most dear. Once the choice to sacrifice is made, the Godhand marks the person to be sacrificed with a mark called the Brand of Sacrifice, which draws the monsters from hell to them like a lightning rod, and unless they're a supreme {{Badass}} badass (like say, Guts), chances are they're going to die. Horribly.
23rd Nov '16 6:06:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''YoungWizards'', a wizard can sacrifice ''himself'' by saying a certain short phrase in the LanguageOfMagic, releasing all of his supernatural energy for use by the PowersThatBe. This is an ''extreme'' measure, as in a series where HeroicSacrifice is commonplace this is only mentioned in passing.

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* In ''YoungWizards'', ''Literature/YoungWizards'', a wizard can sacrifice ''himself'' by saying a certain short phrase in the LanguageOfMagic, releasing all of his supernatural energy for use by the PowersThatBe. This is an ''extreme'' measure, as in a series where HeroicSacrifice is commonplace this is only mentioned in passing.



* In ''[[TheVampireChronicles The Vampire Lestat]]'', Marius tells the story of how Druids would kidnap the right kind of man, train him, and then sacrifice him to the god of the groves. Which turns out to be a vampire who will make him a vampire for the Druids to worship.

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* In ''[[TheVampireChronicles The Vampire Lestat]]'', ''Literature/TheVampireLestat'', Marius tells the story of how Druids would kidnap the right kind of man, train him, and then sacrifice him to the god of the groves. Which turns out to be a vampire who will make him a vampire for the Druids to worship.



* TheLaundrySeries has human sacrifice as a necessity in opening a gate to elsewhere or calling down an [[EldritchAbomination information entity]]. It's noted that [[PostModernMagik with the advances in modern computational theory]], one solid sacrifice can net the yield of dozens during the old days. In fact, the Holocaust was [[{{Ghostapo}} an attempt at modern, industrialized human sacrifice]]... and the main reason it failed was because the Nazis botched the math ([[spoiler:at least, in ''this'' universe...]]).

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* TheLaundrySeries ''Literature/TheLaundrySeries'' has human sacrifice as a necessity in opening a gate to elsewhere or calling down an [[EldritchAbomination information entity]]. It's noted that [[PostModernMagik with the advances in modern computational theory]], one solid sacrifice can net the yield of dozens during the old days. In fact, the Holocaust was [[{{Ghostapo}} an attempt at modern, industrialized human sacrifice]]... and the main reason it failed was because the Nazis botched the math ([[spoiler:at least, in ''this'' universe...]]).
11th Nov '16 6:51:48 PM Willbyr
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* ''BlackButler'': The [[ReligionOfEvil Satanic cult]] that kidnapped Ciel as a child attempted [[spoiler: and succeeded in]] sacrificing the kid to summon Sebastian. It worked. And then Sebastian [[KickTheSonOfABitch proceeded to slaughter them all,]] deciding that Ciel was more interesting anyway.

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* ''BlackButler'': ''Manga/BlackButler'': The [[ReligionOfEvil Satanic cult]] that kidnapped Ciel as a child attempted [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and succeeded in]] sacrificing the kid to summon Sebastian. It worked. And then Sebastian [[KickTheSonOfABitch proceeded to slaughter them all,]] all]], deciding that Ciel was more interesting anyway.
20th Oct '16 4:48:18 PM WaxingName
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* In ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'', the people of ancient times activated the Stone Masks with the blood of sacrificed humans. Turns out this was overkill, since it doesn't take that much blood to activate the Masks.

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* In ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'', ''Franchise/JojosBizarreAdventure'', the people of ancient times activated the Stone Masks with the blood of sacrificed humans. Turns out this was overkill, since it doesn't take that much blood to activate the Masks.
4th Oct '16 4:57:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/FaustLoveOfTheDamned'': Most of "M"'s followers sacrifice themselves in the orgy/ritual to summon the [[BeastOfTheApocalypse Homunculus]].
1st Oct '16 6:40:35 PM KhymChanur
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* In ''VideoGame/NetHack'' you can sacrifice corpses at an altar to gain favor with your deity. If your deity is good or neutral this is a '''''bad''''' idea. If your deity is evil it will summon a peaceful demon.
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.]]
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