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9th Jun '18 7:58:48 PM ultimomant
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* In Season 5 of ''WesternAnimation/{{Samurai Jack}}'', Ashi makes a HeelFaceTurn by pledging her life to assist Jack in his quest after he saves her from the belly of a beast.

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* In Season 5 of ''WesternAnimation/{{Samurai Jack}}'', ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', Ashi makes a HeelFaceTurn by pledging her life to assist Jack in his quest after he saves her from the belly of a beast.


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* ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'': When Magneto was a little boy, he and his Jewish family were held in concentration camps by the Nazis. They were eventually freed by an army led by Captain America and Logan, the future Wolverine. In "Operation Rebirth", Magneto has Wolverine and his friends at his mercy, but lets them go, saying he remembered what Logan did for him all those years ago and now he is repaying his debt.
19th May '18 12:45:34 AM AuraXtreme
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* In ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon2'', after Drago orders Eret's execution for [[YouHaveFailedMe failing to deliver more dragons]], Astrid's dragon Stormfly shields him from dragon attack. Later, when Eret [[HeelFaceTurn joins the Dragon Riders against Draco]], he finds where Draco has imprisoned Stormfly.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon2'', after Drago orders Eret's execution for [[YouHaveFailedMe failing to deliver more dragons]], Astrid's dragon Stormfly shields him from dragon attack. Later, when Eret [[HeelFaceTurn joins the Dragon Riders against Draco]], Drago]], he finds where Draco Drago has imprisoned Stormfly.
7th May '18 11:28:28 AM MasterFuzzy
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** Proving Harry is a terrible Slytherin and AU!Draco is a pretty good one.



** And they all save the world with the PowerOfFriendship. And some strategically placed bullets and Firagas and Vincent's political pull with the Turks. But mostly friendship.



--->'''Gupta:''' He rescued us!
--->'''Squint:''' He saved our butt!
--->'''Shira:''' From that, we owe our lives to Gutt!

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--->'''Gupta:''' -->'''Gupta:''' He rescued us!
--->'''Squint:''' -->'''Squint:''' He saved our butt!
--->'''Shira:''' -->'''Shira:''' From that, we owe our lives to Gutt!



** Chewbacca to Han Solo and for that matter, Wookiees in general. For example, Zaalbar in ''Knights of the Old Republic''. The Wookiees [[LanguageEqualsThought even have a term for it]]: a Life Debt. Although in rare cases, the life debt can be seen as a special form of slavery, as is the case with [[TheBrute Hanharr]] in ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords''. But for the average Wookiee, calling a Life Debt 'slavery' [[BerserkButton is a good way to]] [[IWillTearOffYourArms have your arms torn off.]]

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** Chewbacca to Han Solo and for that matter, Wookiees in general. For example, Zaalbar in ''Knights of the Old Republic''. The Wookiees [[LanguageEqualsThought even have a term for it]]: it: a Life Debt. Although in rare cases, the life debt can be seen as a special form of slavery, as is the case with [[TheBrute Hanharr]] in ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords''. But for the average Wookiee, calling a Life Debt 'slavery' [[BerserkButton is a good way to]] [[IWillTearOffYourArms to have your arms torn off.]]



* One of the rules of magic in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' universe is that saving a magic-user's life creates a "life debt" which they're ''obliged'' to repay at some point in the future. According to Dumbledore, this is an unbreakable kind of magic. Not much is made of [[spoiler: Ginny's]] life debt to Harry, since they end up together anyway, but [[spoiler: Wormtail's]] debt becomes a major ChekhovsGun in book seven.

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* One of the rules of magic in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' universe is that saving a magic-user's life creates a "life debt" which they're ''obliged'' to repay at some point in the future. According to Dumbledore, this is an unbreakable kind of magic. Not much is made of [[spoiler: Ginny's]] life debt to Harry, since they end up together anyway, but [[spoiler: Wormtail's]] debt becomes a major ChekhovsGun in book seven. However, it seems to be more of a custom than a law of magic-Barty Crouch Sr, for example, saved his son's life, but the son later killed him.



* Played with in (what else?) ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'': [[ActionGirl Arya Stark]] is given three "lives" in exchange for saving a [[VoluntaryShapeShifting skin-changing]] assassin along with two other dangerous murderers. She manages to waste the first two for petty reasons but cleverly uses the third [[spoiler: by [[GuileHero asking that he kill himself]], and promising to revoke this request if he can free her from the castle she was imprisoned in.]]

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* Played with in (what else?) ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'': [[ActionGirl Arya Stark]] is given three "lives" in exchange for saving a [[VoluntaryShapeShifting skin-changing]] assassin along with two other dangerous murderers. She manages to waste the first two for petty reasons but cleverly uses the third [[spoiler: by [[GuileHero asking that he kill himself]], and promising to revoke this request if he can free her from the castle she was imprisoned in.]]
18th Apr '18 2:44:05 PM babyhenchy1
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* Played with and implied in ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming''. When Adrian Toomes, a.k.a. The Vulture, [[spoiler:deduces that the boy dating is daughter is actually Spider-Man]], he refrains from killing him and gives him a LastChanceToQuit, out of gratitude for Spider-Man having saved his daughter's life. At the end of the film, when Mac Gargan [[spoiler:inquires about a rumor that he knows Spider-Man's identity]], Toomes lies, saying he has no idea. It's implied this is out of gratitude for [[SaveTheVillain Spider-Man having saved his own life]].

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* Played with and implied in ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming''. When Adrian Toomes, a.k.a. The Vulture, [[spoiler:deduces that the boy dating is his daughter is actually Spider-Man]], he refrains from killing him and gives him a LastChanceToQuit, out of gratitude for Spider-Man having saved his daughter's life. At the end of the film, when Mac Gargan [[spoiler:inquires about a rumor that he knows Spider-Man's identity]], Toomes lies, saying he has no idea. It's implied this is out of gratitude for [[SaveTheVillain Spider-Man having saved his own life]].
18th Apr '18 2:43:30 PM babyhenchy1
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* Played with and implied in ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming''. When Adrian Toomes, a.k.a. The Vulture, [[spoiler:deduces that the boy dating is daughter is actually Spider-Man]], he refrains from killing him and gives him a LastChanceToQuit, out of gratitude for Spider-Man having saved his daughter's life. At the end of the film, when Mac Gargan [[spoiler:inquires about a rumor that he knows Spider-Man's identity]], Toomes lies, saying he has no idea. It's implied this is out of gratitude for [[SaveTheVillain Spider-Man having saved his own life]].
28th Mar '18 12:19:43 PM Tarvoc
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*** That's debatable. After all, the one who [[spoiler:took over the castle was Roose Bolton, and not only is he not trustworthy, but being rescued at this point in time would likely also have her gotten right into the Red Wedding. Essentially, if she hadn't escaped by herself, she wouldn't end up in Bravos, she would likely end up dead.]]
21st Mar '18 4:23:58 PM Classified
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* The Neandertals in ''Literature/EarthsChildren'' feel very strongly about life debts. Part of the ceremonial swearing-in for a healer involves making them responsible for the entire species, so they can't accumulate life-debts from their patients.
16th Mar '18 5:37:57 PM nombretomado
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** Inverted in episode "Squidward the Unfriendly Ghost". SpongeBob and Patrick accidentally "kill" Squidward (actually a wax sculpture). Squidward comes out of the shower in a white bathrobe, covered in talcum powder, with a cloud of steam behind him, and is understandably angry about the mess they made of his sculpture ("Look what you did to me!") They mistake him for a ghost, and Squidward convinces them to pledge to serve him as payment for killing him.

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** Inverted in episode "Squidward the Unfriendly Ghost". SpongeBob [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick accidentally "kill" Squidward (actually a wax sculpture). Squidward comes out of the shower in a white bathrobe, covered in talcum powder, with a cloud of steam behind him, and is understandably angry about the mess they made of his sculpture ("Look what you did to me!") They mistake him for a ghost, and Squidward convinces them to pledge to serve him as payment for killing him.
16th Mar '18 12:52:05 PM ultimomant
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* In Season 5 of ''WesternAnimation/{{Samurai Jack}}'', Ashi makes a {{Heel Face Turn}} by pledging her life to assist Jack in his quest after he saves her from the belly of a beast.

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* In Season 5 of ''WesternAnimation/{{Samurai Jack}}'', Ashi makes a {{Heel Face Turn}} HeelFaceTurn by pledging her life to assist Jack in his quest after he saves her from the belly of a beast.


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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'': In "Avatar", Batman saves [[TheDragon Abu's]] life at one point. At the end of the episode, the villains escape and leave Batman stranded in the desert. Before he leaves, Abu passes Batman a canteen full of water, which is enough for him to walk back to civilization.
26th Feb '18 5:49:21 PM nombretomado
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* ''AudioPlay/{{Wasurenagusa}}'' has its unnamed heroine rescued from the aftermath of the Ikeda Inn raid by TheShinsengumi. In exchange, she offers them thanks, and ends up giving the group her servitude.

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* ''AudioPlay/{{Wasurenagusa}}'' has its unnamed heroine rescued from the aftermath of the Ikeda Inn raid by TheShinsengumi.UsefulNotes/TheShinsengumi. In exchange, she offers them thanks, and ends up giving the group her servitude.
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