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17th Mar '17 10:23:05 AM JackG
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** Jaqen H'ghar offers to kill three people for Arya in exchange for saving his life as well as Rorge and Biter.
** Ser Dontos Hollard pleads this to Sansa in "Two Swords."

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** Jaqen H'ghar [[ThreeWishes offers to kill three people people]] for Arya in exchange for saving his life as well as Rorge and Biter.
** Ser Dontos Hollard pleads this to Sansa in "Two Swords."" [[spoiler:Subverted when he turns out to be an agent of Littlefinger, motivated by his money more than gratitude.]]
** Subverted with Mirri Maz Duur. Daenerys saves her from being raped and murdered by her husband's khalasar, but she turns against them anyway, pointing out that her temple had been burned, her fellow villagers murdered, and she'd been raped three times already before Daenerys made an appearance. "What is life worth when all the rest has gone?"
11th Mar '17 8:55:57 PM Pichu-kun
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* Ciel of ''Manga/BlackButler'' owes his butler Sebastian his life - literally. At ten years old, Ciel was tortured and used as a sacrifice to summon a demon. Said demon offered Ciel his services until Ciel exacts revenge on the people responsible for destroying his life and his family... in exchange for Ciel's soul.

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Ciel of ''Manga/BlackButler'' owes his butler Sebastian his life - literally. At ten years old, Ciel was tortured and used as a sacrifice to summon a demon. Said demon offered Ciel his services until Ciel exacts revenge on the people responsible for destroying his life and his family... in exchange for Ciel's soul.



* Played ''very'' darkly in ''Anime/{{Monster}}'', where Johan feels he owes a life-debt to Temna, which he repays in various interesting fashions, the likes of which only Johan can do. The primary means is by 'fixing' Tenma's promotional woes -- by killing everyone who was keeping him down. The good doctor is not particularly pleased.

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Played ''very'' darkly in ''Anime/{{Monster}}'', where Johan feels he owes a life-debt to Temna, which he repays in various interesting fashions, the likes of which only Johan can do. The primary means is by 'fixing' Tenma's promotional woes -- by killing everyone who was keeping him down. The good doctor is not particularly pleased.



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* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'': Three alien toys that Mr. Potato Head saved spend the rest of the movie endlessly expressing their gratitude to him.

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''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'': Three alien toys that Mr. Potato Head saved spend the rest of the movie endlessly expressing their gratitude to him.



* This is [[PhraseCatcher echoed]] in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'' when [[spoiler: those same alien toys save the main TrueCompanions and the Potato Heads tell them "You have saved our lives." "We are eternally grateful."]]

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* ** This is [[PhraseCatcher echoed]] in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'' when [[spoiler: those same alien toys save the main TrueCompanions and the Potato Heads tell them "You have saved our lives." "We are eternally grateful."]]



* Inverted in the ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' 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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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'':
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Inverted in the ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' 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.



* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' Rio saves Minx from nearly drowning. Afterwards her view on life changes, she states she owes Rio her life, and she opts to make ammends with all of Jem and the Holograms, Rio, and the Starlight Girls. Her bandmates are annoyed by how uncharacteristically sweet she is acting and kick her out. This causes her to become suicidal but Rio stops her from jumping. Minx starts hanging around Rio as she considers him the only person she has left. She ends up annoying Rio and the others as well. In the end she goes back to her old, mean personality.

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' Rio saves Minx from nearly drowning. Afterwards her view on life changes, she states that she owes Rio her life, and she opts to make ammends with all of Jem and the Holograms, Rio, and the Starlight Girls. Her bandmates are annoyed by how uncharacteristically sweet she is acting and they kick her out. This causes her to become suicidal [[DrivenToSuicide suicidal]] but Rio [[InterruptedSuicide stops her from jumping.jumping]]. Minx starts hanging around Rio as she considers him the only person she has left. She ends up annoying Rio and the others as well. by being overly nice and getting in the way. In the end she goes back to her old, mean personality.personality and returns to her band after she gets mad at everyone for treating her badly.
11th Mar '17 2:30:35 PM Vir
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* This is [[PhraseCatcher echoed]] in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'' when [[spoiler: those same alien toys save the main Nakama and the Potato Heads tell them "You have saved our lives." "We are eternally grateful."]]

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* This is [[PhraseCatcher echoed]] in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'' when [[spoiler: those same alien toys save the main Nakama TrueCompanions and the Potato Heads tell them "You have saved our lives." "We are eternally grateful."]]
13th Feb '17 9:36:32 AM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheWitchlands'', the Nomatsi people have a concept of live-debt, wherein when someone saves your life, you have to either repay them in kind or spare them if fate brings you into conflict. It brings Aeduen and Iseult many headaches, as the two Nomatsi are on opposite sides of a conflict, yet keep saving each other's lives.
7th Feb '17 7:15:20 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Ser Loras Tyrell says this word-for-word to the Hound after Sandor Clegane saves him from the Mountain, and Loras decides to repay the debt by forfeiting the final round of the joust and giving the championship title (plus the substantial award money) to the Hound.

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Ser Loras Tyrell says this word-for-word to the Hound after Sandor Clegane saves him from the Mountain, and Loras decides to repay the debt by forfeiting the final round of the joust and giving the championship title (plus the substantial award money) to the Hound.Hound.
** Jaqen H'ghar offers to kill three people for Arya in exchange for saving his life as well as Rorge and Biter.
** Ser Dontos Hollard pleads this to Sansa in "Two Swords."
5th Feb '17 2:57:04 AM Ciabella
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* ''Franchise/The Witcher'' world has a custom called the Law of Surprise. If someone saves another person's life, they may ask for what the rescuee has, but yet is not aware of. If it turns out to be a child, a bond of destiny is formed between the child and the rescuer. This is the witchers' favourite recruitment method. Ciri, Geralt's adoptive daughter, was promised to him in this exact way, after he saved her father's life and invoked the Law as per witcher tradition.

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* ''Franchise/The Witcher'' ''Franchise/TheWitcher'' world has a custom called the Law of Surprise. If someone saves another person's life, they may ask for what the rescuee has, but yet is not aware of. If it turns out to be a child, a bond of destiny is formed between the child and the rescuer. This is the witchers' favourite recruitment method. Ciri, Geralt's adoptive daughter, was promised to him in this exact way, after he saved her father's life and invoked the Law as per witcher tradition.
5th Feb '17 2:54:57 AM Ciabella
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* ''Franchise/The Witcher'' world has a custom called the Law of Surprise. If someone saves another person's life, they may ask for what the rescuee has, but yet is not aware of. If it turns out to be a child, a bond of destiny is formed between the child and the rescuer. This is the witchers' favourite recruitment method. Ciri, Geralt's adoptive daughter, was promised to him in this exact way, after he saved her father's life and invoked the Law as per witcher tradition.
26th Jan '17 1:40:32 PM Theriocephalus
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* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' "The Bully Code", [[BollywoodNerd Baljeet]] saves [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Buford]] from choking, and thus according to the [[LawfulEvil Bully Code]] Buford has to be Baljeet's slave. The [[OncePerEpisode obligatory musical number]] even {{Lampshades}} this as "a 70's sitcom cliché." It isn't until the end that Baljeet comes to realize the potential of ordering his [[VitriolicBestBud sometimes friend/sometime tormentor]][=/=][[FoeYay sometimes fanon love interest]] around...

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* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' "The Bully Code", [[BollywoodNerd Baljeet]] saves [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Buford]] from choking, and thus according to the [[LawfulEvil Bully Code]] Buford has to be Baljeet's slave. The [[OncePerEpisode obligatory musical number]] even {{Lampshades}} this as "a 70's sitcom cliché." It isn't until the end that Baljeet comes to realize the potential of ordering his [[VitriolicBestBud [[VitriolicBestBuds sometimes friend/sometime tormentor]][=/=][[FoeYay sometimes fanon love interest]] around...
26th Jan '17 1:40:17 PM Theriocephalus
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', "Spike at Your Service": Applejack saves Spike from some timber wolves, and he insists on fulfilling his self-made "Noble Dragon Code" by helping her out on the farm. [[HilarityEnsues Unfortunately for her]], he's so over-eager to help out he becomes TheKlutz. Following the standard plotline, Spike does end up repaying the favor, leading to this exchange:
-->'''Applejack''' : I know this code thing's important to you, but if somethin' like this comes up in the future, think maybe we can go back to my code, say "that's what friends do" and leave it at that? I promise I won't think of you as any less noble.
-->'''Spike''' : Sounds good to me. But, maybe let's just [[CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot try to avoid situations where one of us actually needs the other one to save their life]]?
-->'''Applejack''' : You got yourself a deal.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': In "Spike at Your Service": Service", Applejack saves Spike from some timber wolves, and he insists on fulfilling his self-made "Noble Dragon Code" by helping her out on the farm. [[HilarityEnsues Unfortunately for her]], he's so over-eager to help out he becomes TheKlutz. Following the standard plotline, Spike does end up repaying the favor, leading to this exchange:
-->'''Applejack''' : -->'''Applejack''': I know this code thing's important to you, but if somethin' like this comes up in the future, think maybe we can go back to my code, say "that's what friends do" and leave it at that? I promise I won't think of you as any less noble.
-->'''Spike''' : -->'''Spike''': Sounds good to me. But, maybe let's just [[CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot try to avoid situations where one of us actually needs the other one to save their life]]?
-->'''Applejack''' : -->'''Applejack''': You got yourself a deal.
23rd Jan '17 10:03:14 PM JoeMerl
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* In ''Film/WhiteChristmas,'' Phil saves Bob from a falling brick wall in World War II. As Bob is already an up-and-coming entertainer at that point, Phil guilts him into agreeing to be partners, and sure enough to two are quite successful. Throughout the movie Phil makes a point of grabbing his arm (which was injured in the incident) whenever trying to talk Bob into something; to his credit, Bob knows what he's doing and is clearly tired of it, quipping at one point that he wishes Phil had ''let'' that wall hit him--after all, he might have survived.



* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' "The Bully Code", Baljeet saves Buford from choking, and thus according to the Bully Code Buford has to be Baljeet's slave. A musical number lampshades it as "A '70s Sitcom Cliche". It isn't until the end that Baljeet comes to realize the potential of ordering [[FoeYay his sometime nemesis/sometimes love interest around.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' "The Bully Code", Baljeet [[BollywoodNerd Baljeet]] saves Buford [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Buford]] from choking, and thus according to the [[LawfulEvil Bully Code Code]] Buford has to be Baljeet's slave. A The [[OncePerEpisode obligatory musical number lampshades it number]] even {{Lampshades}} this as "A '70s Sitcom Cliche". "a 70's sitcom cliché." It isn't until the end that Baljeet comes to realize the potential of ordering [[FoeYay his sometime nemesis/sometimes [[VitriolicBestBud sometimes friend/sometime tormentor]][=/=][[FoeYay sometimes fanon love interest around.]]interest]] around...
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